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Retro Chat / So whats going on with your retro collection then?
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:09:30 PM »
Just a bit of chatter really  :113:

I've had a tidy up of my retro corner so 3 computers are permanently attached (A1200, C64, CPC464) although annoyingly the C64s video signal is not quite strong enough to go through a splitter so I'm stuck changing the RF leads between it and the CPC - its on an extension though so I dont have to scrabble around the back.

Been buying/getting quite a few PS2 games lately so I think I'll be trying those out, and long term I'm on the hunt for a reasonably priced A1200 as my one really is on its last legs with random crashes aplenty.

Ive got a second screen now also - an old LCD display which has a useful S-Video in - going to get my SNES hooked up to that I think.

I also want, given the new Deus Ex was announced, to play the original 2 (Deus Ex and Deus Ex Invisible War) and a game called Project Snowblind (which started as a Deus Ex game) as kind of warm up to the new one.

So what have you got going on lately?

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Retro Chat / Retro Gaming in the Pub
« on: December 10, 2014, 18:32:53 PM »
Just found this in a pub near me[emoji12]


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Retro Chat / Pub Games
« on: September 26, 2014, 15:34:32 PM »
So slightly inspired by the Bowling thread, what pub games did we enjoy (or still do!)

Please no Fruit Machines or Pinball - they deserve their own forum there are so many!

I'll start - On the Oche for the Amstrad CPC.

I really enjoyed this as a kid which is slightly odd as I would have been around 5 or 6 and wayyy too young to know what darts was.

Very odd graphics on this. Maybe it was a Spectrum port by lazy programmers who didn't want to use the Amstrads better colours.

Anyway, behold On The Oche!

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Retro Chat / Whats your favourite...... Flying Game?
« on: June 14, 2014, 12:35:40 PM »
*Flying being flying so anything from Choplifter to Boeing 747 Landing Trainer - no superheroes though!*

To take to the skies has long being a fantasy from the days of Icarus to when the Wright Brothers finally achieved their maiden trip, video games are no different and there have been many games using flight as the mechanic.

Here are some of my favourites:

From the Amstrad CPC464

Harrier Attack - love this, came out just after the Falklands which heavily featured Harriers and its only as an adult I've made the connection. According to the wiki the executable is under 9k!

Harrier Attack on the Amstrad CPC


From the Amiga/CD32


Jetstrike - The vid is from the CD32 version so features some snazzy topgun esq music and voice effects, now dont be fooled by the simplistic looking game. This is incredibly deep, has some very realistic flight routines (you can stall, take damage, even glide out of fuel/engines) and the choices of planes and weapons is almost obscene. It gets very hard in later levels as the terrain becomes very challenging - from memory some attack runs have to be started under the mountain through a tunnel!

Jetstrike for the Commodore Amiga CD32

From the PC

TFX - Lordy! This game blew most other flight sims out of the water for me. I never owned this myself (lacking a PC in early 90's) but would spend hours at a friends playing/watching. Also featured the 'Eurofighter' - eventually known as the Typhoon one of my favourite planes.

TFX - Tactical Fighter Experiment (DOS) (theme+gameplay)

Flight Unlimited 2 - Pretty much the only pure simulator I have played and enjoyed, its very easy to pick up, features a very realistic radio system and has some funky little missions to fly. Great game from the designers of the Thief series.

Flight Unlimited 2: a tribute movie

What are yours?

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Retro Media. / CVG to close?
« on: May 21, 2014, 06:34:49 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27486867



"Computer and Video Games (CVG), which in 1981 was the world's first magazine dedicated to gaming, is facing closure.

The title, which has been online-only since 2004, may stop publishing at the end of a 45-day consultation period that began on 14 May, sources said.

However, its publishers Future are also believed to be looking into selling off the brand."

Just spotted this on my way out, I'll just leave this here for now.....

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Homebrew Games / Angry Video Game Nerd Homebrews
« on: May 12, 2014, 22:01:44 PM »
Quite a selection here, but the absolute beaut is "The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures" on Steam/Humble - skip to 14:00 to see that one but TBH they are all crazy.


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Retro Chat / Whats your favourite...... Hover Racing Game?
« on: May 12, 2014, 19:25:50 PM »
Struggled to get the title right but basically any game where your some kind of hovering thing, obvious choices being things like F-Zero, Wipeout etc


I'm a big fan of racers and futuristic ones in particular, Ive played a lot over the years and wanted to look at some:


F-Zero X N64 - I struggled with the controls on this, attack moves were a little tricky, but as on of my first N64 games I loved it.

Wipeout 2097 PS1 - Ive gone for the sequel as I like the music and tracks better, otherwise its the same as the first one. System link was fun on this and I think you could do the disc trick so you only needed 1 copy of the game.

Quantum Redshift Xbox Classic - A Xbox exclusive its not well remembered, it was a bundled game at one point I think. Lots of power ups, weapons etc and its a good laugh.

CGR Undertow - F-ZERO X for Nintendo 64 Video Game Review

Wipeout 2097 Ad

Quantum Redshift Xbox Gameplay

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Retro Media. / Retro Gamer - £5 for 5 issues
« on: April 14, 2014, 13:35:14 PM »

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Retro Handhelds & Tabletops / Defenders Of Oasis - Game Gear - Review
« on: March 25, 2014, 23:50:28 PM »

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Retro Media. / Game Over by David Sheff (book)
« on: December 22, 2013, 15:44:19 PM »
Has anyone else read?

Dug my copy out and looking forward to a re-read, its covers Nintendo upto roughly SNES launch from its days as a playing card manufacturer (via the love hotels snh snh :11: !).

It also covers the first video game boom of the late '70s early '80s, Atari's demise and some other interesting stuff like the release of Tetris.

Cracking read, I like the sub title as well although it does tend to change depending on the edition!

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children



(My edition came free with Arcade magazine in the mid 90's)

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Introductions / Hello from wiggydiggypoo
« on: December 16, 2013, 14:38:35 PM »
Hi All!

Got wind of this site from zapiy so thought I'd come get involved.

I've been gaming for many years from the late 80's onwards. My interest ATM is.getting my old Amiga up and running, and trying to get one of my 3 game gears working!

Long term there's stuff on the Gamecube I want to get back into, and a bunch of PS2/PSone games I want to play.

Speak soon!

Wigs

;D

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