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by Gentlegamer
May 11th, 2015, 9:42 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Super Metroid
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Super Metroid

O I haven't been doing a lot of retro gaming recently, so the game's willingness to just let you go figure stuff out was refreshing and frustrating at the same time. I had a lot of fun meticulously x-raying walls to find new passageways (for the most part), and finding new suits and abilities alway...
by Gentlegamer
May 8th, 2015, 2:31 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 6480

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

I actually didn't realize the C64 was that cheap, but I'd wager that most people didn't think of Commodore computers as serious productivity machines, so the analogy with modern computers might get lost in the comparison. Here is a quote from a history of Commodore: Tramiel knew that the way to bea...
by Gentlegamer
May 7th, 2015, 2:22 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: New Forums Open for Business!
Replies: 68
Views: 10742

Re: New Forums Open for Business!

Can you give the recognizable long term members the ability to post without moderation approval?
by Gentlegamer
May 7th, 2015, 1:58 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 6480

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

Add in how large the libraries of these systems were, and the cost per game the average 8 bit computer person spent using tape and disk drives, and it drives the question of why NES? Especially in 1986 when the libraries of 8 bit computers were massive. And well done. With keyboards. The NES had ex...
by Gentlegamer
April 19th, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Video Game Narrative
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Video Game Narrative

The only great story a video game can tell is that created by the player and his in-game actions. The agency of the player is the storyteller.
by Gentlegamer
April 12th, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Excessive Slowness
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Re: Excessive Slowness

Is it all the spam bots trying to get through?
by Gentlegamer
April 10th, 2015, 8:30 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Amiibos?
Replies: 32
Views: 6236

Re: Amiibos?

The demand for amiibos has almost nothing to do with their game function and everything to do with being cool collectibles of Nintendo characters.
by Gentlegamer
April 9th, 2015, 11:50 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: New Forums Open for Business!
Replies: 68
Views: 10742

Re: New Forums Open for Business!

Awe fudge! Still gotta have mod approval?!?! Boo! Hiss! This is just a temporary measure until I learn how to effectively deal with the spam. Hang in there. I don't know what admin tools you have here, but you ought to be able to set up a New Member forum where newly created accounts are only allow...
by Gentlegamer
April 9th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: New Forums Open for Business!
Replies: 68
Views: 10742

Re: New Forums Open for Business!

Don't forget to move the user info over the to the left side!
by Gentlegamer
April 8th, 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: New Forums Open for Business!
Replies: 68
Views: 10742

Re: New Forums Open for Business!

Probably need to restrict new member permissions to only post in a "new member" forum to prove they are not bots.

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