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by scotland
August 6th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Microvision System Review
Replies: 12
Views: 916

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: 487

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: 412

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...
by scotland
July 30th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Motion control in theory
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Motion control in theory

Personally I don’t like motion control as I play video games for relaxation and stress relief or I wish to be transported to another world (like watching a movie). For me to be immersed or to engender this sensation I like to kick back on the sofa or in a comfy chair. I don’t want to be flailing ar...
by scotland
July 30th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 90s
Replies: 28
Views: 4116

Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Just as an aside, remember digital distribution is not the first music distribution revolution. In WWII, vinyl took over as the material for phonograph records, and recording and phonograph tech improved. The jukebox explosion in the 50s. AM radio, then Border blaster AM in the 60s and then the rise...
by scotland
July 30th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Motion control in theory
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Motion control in theory

Watching kids play a motion controller mini golf game over the weekend and enjoying it. Later that night I tried a golf game with a standard joypad,ooking at a bar meter, pressing for power, pressing again for timing, etc Motion control was better - more immersive, more intuitive, more fun. I have a...
by scotland
July 29th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: In Praise of Frogger
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: In Praise of Frogger

I think Frogger is actually using twin Z80s in the arcade - possibly one for the road and one for the river, but I'm not sure on that.
by scotland
July 29th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: In Praise of Frogger
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: In Praise of Frogger

Funny that Activision's David Crane's Freeway is much the same, and developed around the same time. That may be a reason why Frogger was ported everywhere - there was no real way to stop a clone with Freeway out there saying "What - I'm not copying Frogger, see, I'm using a chicken/kangaroo/guy...
by scotland
July 29th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Missile Command Games
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Missile Command Games

Thanks Sut!

Imagic's Atlantis has a 'reverse Missile Command' feel too. I will look for Liberator as I don't think I've ever played it.
by scotland
July 29th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Realsports Baseball for Atari 8-bit computers?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Realsports Baseball for Atari 8-bit computers?

I'm not aware of RealSports Baseball for the 8 bit line.

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