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by scotland
August 16th, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Bethsedia Threatens Seller of Used Game
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Bethsedia Threatens Seller of Used Game

Isn't this just New In Box or NIB?
by scotland
August 14th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

Sometimes the discussion on this site leaves you with an impression that modern, online, multiplayer gaming is somehow a lesser experience than traditional offline gaming. In truth it's the best thing about videogames these days. If you could game with your brother in the same room, or online, whic...
by scotland
August 11th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sportspad Football (Sega Master System)
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Sportspad Football (Sega Master System)

I don't think you have reviewed Arcade Smash Hits yet. That game let's you use the sportspad to play Missile Command, and it worked okay.

It might still be worth reviewing with Fall rolling around. Yes, it probably is awful, but when has that stopped you?
by scotland
August 10th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

Its also been 40+ years since video gaming really took on a good hold. Since many of us grew up gaming, we might feel pressure to keep gaming, and keep up with trends in gaming, etc. Forget it. Relax and enjoy whatever bit of it still interests you, if at all. Maybe you have some interest for a smal...
by scotland
August 10th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

I feel ya. I’m 38 and I’m in the same boat. The harsh reality is that for me, solo gaming just can’t hold a candle to the joy of playing with family or friends. There’s a couple of games I’d still like to explore (Earthbound and Okami), but that’s about all I’m interested in. However, I’m always do...
by scotland
August 7th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Genesis Pirates Gold! Help!?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Genesis Pirates Gold! Help!?

Its been years, but I enjoyed this game. The only advice I have is that I used Gamefaqs to help. For instance, a guide there recommends 1660 or 1680 to play. There are also game genie codes for English Buccaneer to bump your initial working capital, cannons and crew size, so I would try 1660 as an E...
by scotland
August 7th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Microvision System Review
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Microvision System Review

I looked in David Ahl's Basic Computer Games, and Super Star Trek does have the trademark notes on Star Trek, and "Used by Permission by Paramount Pictures Corporation". That seems to make it a preceding licensed video game, even if the license were essentially free. However, the Microvisi...
by scotland
August 6th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Microvision System Review
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Microvision System Review

According to a reply on my Facebook page: I believe this was the first system to have a licensed Star Trek game. That's an interesting tidbit of info! Might need to incorporate that into the review. First, this review is wonderful. I would like to play the Baseball game on it. As for Star Trek, 'Li...
by scotland
August 1st, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Recent Travels
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Recent Travels

Welcome back Travel does open the mind, as it shows that many things can be different - for better or for worse. Time has a lot to do with things. I was traveling in a country where the roads were tiny because they went back so far in time in predated cars. America's infrastructure is based around c...
by scotland
July 30th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Motion control in theory
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Motion control in theory

I get the wagging was awful, but in a way, it reminded me of games like Decathlon where I had to waggle a joystick back and forth too. And I recall when the Wii was in its heyday, some stores were loaded with various motion control add ons. There was a lot of enthusiasm, and it did broaden the gamer...

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