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by scotland
February 5th, 2016, 9:35 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Just got an Odyssey 2. Help Classic gamers!
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Just got an Odyssey 2. Help Classic gamers!

Congrats on the purchase. Hope you have lots of fun. The system, like the WiiU never made as good use of its assets (here a keyboard) as it should have, and unlike the 2600, has a library that came mostly from 1 person who liked the native hardware assets (those little guys) a bit too much. The syst...
by scotland
February 5th, 2016, 8:42 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Inconsistency with reviews that might need correction list.
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Inconsistency with reviews that might need correction list.

Being inconsistent, especially over 17 years, shows the Dave is human, times and tastes change, and that he grades based off a general impression instead of some strict set of rules. Thats all fine. Who else can do this since the dreamcast, as a hobby? I have pointed out when two games, like atari f...
by scotland
February 5th, 2016, 7:00 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What reviews do you get excited about?
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: What reviews do you get excited about?

I come for the retro stuff. The modern stuff is fun and sparks debate and always keeps The Critic plugged into modern gaming, but its the older stuff I like. The internet is awesome, but things from before the internet are often in need of attention and recognition unless they were really popular. ...
by scotland
February 4th, 2016, 3:28 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What does a video game generation mean to you ?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: What does a video game generation mean to you ?

This is an interesting topic my friend. Since the topic is 'video game generations' and not consoles, it opens it up. Wikipedia includes portables with consoles, but little else. Also, like an evolutionary tree, there are side branches. I will use 7 groups. Some things like the Vectrex are evolution...
by scotland
February 1st, 2016, 8:11 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: question about the nes
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: question about the nes

I replaced the pin connector after the blinking light issue. I remember it being a very easy fix. The toaster has worked just fine since. Just like a first edition has merit, I think the side loader is 'the classic system' of perhaps the most celebrated console of them all. I will champion that orig...
by scotland
January 30th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Graphic Novels
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Graphic Novels

A good book is "The Ten Cent Plague" by David Hajdu. The whole "Seduction of the Innocent" from Wertham is a good parallel to the 90s Night Trap hearings. In the 40s and 50s, mostly before the widespread availability of televisions, comics were huge and widely read. After WWII, s...
by scotland
January 29th, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Gamestop Publishing games?
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Gamestop Publishing games?

Netflix seems to be doing really well with original content instead of depending on contracts with content owners. Many channels, from HBO to AMC, have also done well with original content where they used to be solely about broadcasting others' content. It does not even need to be truly original, fo...
by scotland
January 28th, 2016, 10:31 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate

Those End User Licensing Agreements (EULA), the ones we routinely click thru online, apparently go back a long way. This is from the 1984 Digital Deli, a large compendium of articles. In an article on piracy (sometimes called cracking then) talking about methods to foil pirates brings up license agr...
by scotland
January 28th, 2016, 10:17 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Book Review: Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Book Review: Sinclair ZX Spectrum

I'm happy to see some Speccy love, even though I was a C64 guy (and learning about the VIC20 too). You write that programmers were not deterred by limitations, and that's exactly right. Look not just at the game libraries, but at the book libraries for these machines. You'll lots of books on how to ...
by scotland
January 27th, 2016, 2:48 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Mobile Site Revamped!
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: Mobile Site Revamped!

Some more mobile thoughts: Consider putting the portable list on the mobile site in chronological order too. Right now it seems to be a jumble. Consider renaming portable links. The names are odd, due to size constraints. You have 'Vita" and "Sony PSP", where "Sony Vita" I t...

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