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by scotland171
March 26th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Are truely bad games a thing of the past?
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Are truely bad games a thing of the past?

I agree with our friend from England about mobile games as a new badlands. Since the barrier for entry is very low to get a mobile game going, and the downside of having a bad game is low, some percentage are just going to be poorly made. The flip side is that like rule 34, if you can think of somet...
by scotland171
March 26th, 2015, 12:26 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: New Nintendo 3DS XL
Replies: 18
Views: 2434

New Nintendo 3DS XL

Why are gamers okay with this? Its a $200 luxury upgrade - it triggers a comparison to the Genesis 32x. Its adds a few bells and whistles, and will play a small library of additional games beyond what your existing 3DS, or 3DS XL, or 2DS already plays. That it lacks a charger demonstrates that like ...
by scotland171
March 24th, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2012/7/8: Playstation: Bubsy 3D, Deathtrap Dungeon
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

2012/7/8: Playstation: Bubsy 3D, Deathtrap Dungeon

[QUOTE=Oltobaz]Deathtrap Dungeon is originally a Ian Livingstone gamebook, and one of the best ones there is at that. Too bad the the video game translation doesn't live to its standards.[/QUOTE]<br /><br />The Deathtrap Dungeon review did not get much attention because it was a double feature with ...
by scotland171
March 21st, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Is the new 'retro' look 32/64 bit Early Polygon and not 16 bit Sprite
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Is the new 'retro' look 32/64 bit Early Polygon and not 16 bit Sprite

Since we had a thread on generating some love for the early polygon period, I wanted to bring this up.   Usually, when I am shopping for a kids mobile game, I encounter  a lot of sprite 2D art styles to look retro, or neo-retro.   Today I had this artstyl...
by scotland171
March 21st, 2015, 10:52 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The Crash
Replies: 23
Views: 1779

The Crash

"People who were still playing consoles and hadn't moved on to playing games on home computers found games cheap and plentiful. Games that used to be $40 were $5, and even then most people didn't care because they were playing games on home computers or had moved on to playing Trivial Pursuit, Laser...
by scotland171
March 21st, 2015, 8:41 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Has interest in Atari 2600 collecting died?
Replies: 21
Views: 2805

Has interest in Atari 2600 collecting died?

[QUOTE=videogamecritic]I think the instructions are especially vital to Atari 2600 games, not only because it explains what the game is all about, but because you can see what the variations are...find them in my reviews where it says "recommended variation".[/QUOTE] I agree whole heartedly. I will ...
by scotland171
March 20th, 2015, 6:29 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Service Games: The Rise and Fall of Sega (book)
Replies: 10
Views: 1281

Service Games: The Rise and Fall of Sega (book)

<p>Here is my review up so far.   <br /><br />Remember reading Steve Kent's Ultimate History of Video Games.  How its got quotations and references and footnotes and you can speak about as a reference text?   This is not like that. <br /><br />Its much more like a conversati...
by scotland171
March 20th, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: No love for the 32/64 bit generation?
Replies: 29
Views: 2319

No love for the 32/64 bit generation?

[QUOTE=Sut] I put it to the jury that the 32/64 bit generation is the best generation for light gun games.[/QUOTE]<br /><br />I agree, although even with that list its a pretty shallow niche compared to other niche markets like JRPGs.    The Zapper and Duck Hunt, as simplistic as they...
by scotland171
March 19th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: No love for the 32/64 bit generation?
Replies: 29
Views: 2319

No love for the 32/64 bit generation?

[QUOTE=LS650][QUOTE]I think you will find someone here to champion every console, and even most games. Go Odyssey 2![/QUOTE]<br /><br />Hey, don't be making fun of the O2.  It's got some really decent games: the KC games, UFO!, Killer Bees, Turtles!, and a few others.  <br />The O2 also ha...
by scotland171
March 19th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: No love for the 32/64 bit generation?
Replies: 29
Views: 2319

No love for the 32/64 bit generation?

Guess we should include Virtual Boy and 3DO in here too as part of the "early polygon" era. @Herschie I think you are spot on. This generation begins modern gaming. We see it now as transitional, where we compare the best games like Goldeneye to its modern analog FPSers. Maybe its like cars. A model...

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