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by scotland
June 12th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"

I asked around elsewhere on this topic, and this is sort of what I got: * "Arcade Perfect" is generally accepted as 'running like the actual arcade board' and does not generally include a discussion of whether or not the controllers are similar at all. * The term 'arcade perfect' is widely...
by scotland
June 7th, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Video Game conversations
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Video Game conversations

Ever had a humorous exchange with someone during or about a video game?

A conversation with a kid:
What are you playing?
Buck Rogers
Who?
Buck Rogers. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Isn't it like the 21st Century?
No, he's in the future
Then why is he in an old video game?
*Game Over*
by scotland
June 6th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: New ZX Spectrum to be released April
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

Re: New ZX Spectrum to be released April

The Vega Plus is in the news - and in a Coleco Chameleon kind of way. The portable ZX Speccy raised almost $700,000 in 2016, and was supposed to have released in 2016. Well, its 2018, and its debated if there is even a prototype let alone actual production models, and Indiegogo is contracting debt c...
by scotland
June 2nd, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Storybundle books
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: Storybundle books

https://storybundle.com/games Storybundle has another set of video game books, this one is another on Boss Fights * Spelunky * Mega Man 3 * Metal Gear Solid * Final Fantasy V * Soft and Cuddly * World of Warcraft * Super Mario Bros 3 * Kingdom Hearts II * Shadow of the Colossus * Chrono Trigger
by scotland
June 1st, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"

Thank you for the nice conversation You have gone from categorically obsolete down to typical arcade games were buttons and a joystick. I agree kids went to arcades for the reason you mention, as well as socializing. There were arcades before video games too, and the same reasons held there. However...
by scotland
June 1st, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"

I am neither contesting that home consoles and giant flat screen tvs are not wonderful machines, nor that arcades should pop up in every neighborhood. However, in their niche - often in tourist areas and side by side with redemption games and midway games or as arcade bars - they do just fine. Playi...
by scotland
June 1st, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"

This is a hardware question. Light gun games - shooting deer, zombies or aliens - is still very popular. Yet the arcade can use tech - old cheap hardware - that home gamers disparage and won't use. A console is a system of hardware - not just the box but the controllers and the output hardware as we...
by scotland
June 1st, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: So when did home video games become "Arcade Perfect?"

Stalvern wrote: The 360 was the system that made arcades categorically obsolete.


Remind me of all the 360s light gun games again?
by scotland
May 31st, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

That's part of it, but its also 32k and better tools. Spice Ware would know all the details. From the Atari Age discussion: Thanks! Yup, as DH said, it's [programmed in] CDF which is basically a more feature-rich version of DPC+, which of itself is an extension of the DPC chip developed by David Cra...
by scotland
May 30th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/29: SG-1000: N-Sub
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: 2018/5/29: SG-1000: N-Sub

As for the review itself, I liked its brevity. That your submarine is slow could be gameplay masquerading as realism, as this was really how it was for submarines - surface vessels move quicker since they are probably longer, larger engines, and have far less drag. Those 'mines' you dodge are probab...

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