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by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 24th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/2/23: Atari XEGS: Kangaroo, Megamania
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: 2020/2/23: Atari XEGS: Kangaroo, Megamania

Megamania is just taking the inspiration for Space Invaders one step further, similar to the approach Darius took. And was it really the easy way? Semi realistic, multicolor waves of animated anything was rare back then, due to the constant race with the electron beam. It certainly didn't make thing...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 17th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Anybody excited for VR?
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Anybody excited for VR?

I'm excited for it. But. I've tried two different kinds of VR. The arcade version was like wearing a headmounted 3ds, in terms of immersion. The actual game looked like it ran on the Half-Life 2 engine, but only my head movement mattered. And the camera was just a traditional on rails game camera ot...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 13th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Console Future Values
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Console Future Values

Real talk? Buy a New 3DS XL (or twenty) while they're still cheap. They're both high quality in terms of the unique experience they offer, and a ridiculously fragile beast that's somehow also a Nintendo portable. People are going to drop lots of them. And families aren't exactly saving them in the o...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 13th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Console Design Blunders
Replies: 52
Views: 2718

Re: Console Design Blunders

The Original GBA lacking a back-light made sense, as at release rechargable batteries were still unreliable and quick to fail At release, the Genesis controller had as many buttons as the NES, and only several years later was the need for more buttons felt. A bigger issue was the inconsistant devel...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 10th, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Console Design Blunders
Replies: 52
Views: 2718

Re: Console Design Blunders

Bally Astrocade : The Neo Geo of its era, you were basically getting budget arcade hardware. The only compromises were in the screen resolution and the air flow, but once it stopped working, you got a free space heater/stove. Coleco Adam : Turns your Colecovision console into a personal computer, a...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 7th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What's your favorite power-up?
Replies: 4
Views: 288

What's your favorite power-up?

For me, it's the humble morph ball bomb. As an offensive weapon, it's limited. The range is a single block, and the blast is delayed. It's good for mining for secrets, and laying a few desperation traps, and not much else. But as a ladder? And as a basic introduction to rhythm games? That rush of br...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 3rd, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Did an older game ever completely immerse you inside its world?
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Did an older game ever completely immerse you inside its world?

To where it almost felt real, for a little bit? Even if you knew better? Don't worry, I'm in no position to judge you. Today, nothing on a screen scares me, except for an unresponsive chat invite. Some of my friends' anxiety disorders can handle imaginary rejection better than others. But nearly 3 d...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
January 25th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/1/25: Atari 7800: Dark Chambers, Serpentine
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: 2020/1/25: Atari 7800: Dark Chambers, Serpentine

Most of your complaints about Dark Chambers are completely fair, but... Dark Chambers is just a port of Dandy. It's the game that inspired Gauntlet, not the other way around. Atari probably would have loved to get the rights to the arcade game, but by then the arcade division was another company ent...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
January 25th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Great Moments in Video Game History
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: Great Moments in Video Game History

Pixelated - I never thought of Defender as a Superman game, but you're exactly right! Someone should completely redo the graphics and give it a Metropolis theme, with Superman flying around saving falling humans. Oh except he can't shoot. Why not? Just claim it's Brainiac's robot minions reprogramm...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
January 25th, 2020, 2:16 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Great Moments in Video Game History
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: Great Moments in Video Game History

Breaker wrote:TPG, that's a hell of a post. Well done.


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