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by djc
June 29th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: First CD versus vs First Streaming Consoles
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: First CD versus vs First Streaming Consoles

Very fitting topic as the Ouya servers just went offline effectively rendering them semi-functional (and new old stock or factory reset ones as paperweights). I'm still annoyed by this - I actually like the Ouya. In the early 90's when CD-ROM based games were starting to take hold (with consoles lik...
by djc
June 24th, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Modern Full Price $60 Video Games with YouTube style ads that are unskippable!
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: Modern Full Price $60 Video Games with YouTube style ads that are unskippable!

FYI, these ads are entirely skippable. It's a "feature" you can turn off in the main options menu. Not sure why they decided including ads in the game was a good idea (maybe to make it more lifelike, as actual NBA games are full of commercial breaks?) but you do have the option to turn th...
by djc
June 23rd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Modern Full Price $60 Video Games with YouTube style ads that are unskippable!
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: Modern Full Price $60 Video Games with YouTube style ads that are unskippable!

If you are paying for the game it should NEVER contain supplemental advertising of any sort. This is a very slippery slope and I don't like it one bit. While advertising has been a part of video games for literally decades (road signs in Pole Position, the easter egg Adidas Predator commercial in FI...
by djc
June 16th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Time to stock up on cheap 360 games.
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Time to stock up on cheap 360 games.

I can't tell you the last time I bought a game and actually played it. I buy games all the time for a number of systems but I don't ever play them. I basically just catalog them (to prevent me from buying a duplicate in the future) and put them on a shelf. Regarding 360 systems, it seems like every ...
by djc
June 7th, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1193

Re: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

I agree that Cuphead is an artistic masterpiece that's not particularly fun to play. What was the point of making it so hard? Because game developers have forgotten that games are supposed to be fun. It's all about making a game now that takes a long time to beat so people play it longer. It's almo...
by djc
June 1st, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales
Replies: 25
Views: 1464

Re: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales

Yeah, the A+ for Super Mario Land seems a tad overblown. It's a perfectly competent game, but just about every subsequent portable Mario platformer blows it out of the water. I recommend the sequel Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as well as the main four Wario Land games (the first of which is c...
by djc
May 30th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales
Replies: 25
Views: 1464

Re: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales

I always liked how Super Mario Land was presented in the same graphical style as the original Super Mario Bros. yet Super Mario Land 2 looks more like the SNES Super Mario World. Shows just how powerful the Gameboy really was once the developers learned how to better utilize the capabilities of the ...
by djc
May 27th, 2019, 1:22 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: RIP Ouya and the downside of digital only consoles.
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: RIP Ouya and the downside of digital only consoles.

I am a little sad about this as I still fire up my Ouya every now and then but in reality, I haven't downloaded a game in a long time as my unit is rooted and I have the Google Play store available on it and can sideload games/apps. Unfortunately, this is going to be an issue for any online/digital ...
by djc
May 26th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Sega CD or 32 X?
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Sega CD or 32 X?

I agree with everything said here so far. The Sega CD is/was one of my favorite systems. While some games were shallow for sure, others were really good and envelope-pushing for the time. I remember when my parents agreed to buy me a next gen system and we went to "The Wiz". On display wer...
by djc
May 19th, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/18: NES: Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Desert Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: 2019/5/18: NES: Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Desert Commander

Hey Dave, Have you ever considered adding the genre of the game to the review under the publisher and also having it as a searchable field? For example, I could see it looking something like this: Desert Commander Publisher: Kemco (1989) Genre: Turn-based Strategy Reviewed: 2019/05/19 Having it sear...

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