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Retro News Round up / Re: Tempest 4000!
« on: August 09, 2017, 17:36:02 PM »
That theory sounds plausible.

As for the game, awesome if true!

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Retro News Round up / Re: Ed Fries interview By Scott Stilphen
« on: April 04, 2017, 03:05:56 AM »
Great interview.

He wouldn't remember me, but when he was the dev lead on Microsoft Word I was on the rival Excel team.  We had a video at one point  of him saying a poem after losing a bet -  "Excel does everything first, Excel does everything best", and so on.

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Retro Chat / Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TV's
« on: September 02, 2016, 20:06:31 PM »
That's awesome, might have to play around and see if there's a way to apply to Saturn and Dreamcast games...

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Retro Chat / Re: Real-Life Mechanical Version of Pong
« on: June 01, 2016, 21:45:04 PM »
Words cannot express how awesome this is.

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Retro Chat / Re: What the Missus thinks of all this?
« on: August 21, 2015, 02:39:55 AM »
My wife doesn't understand it, but she (mostly) tolerates it. Occasionally I get the "do you really need all these old games, how often do you actually play all them?" query, to which I answer "Yes, honey, I already purged my comics when we got married, so I'm keeping the games as long as I can..."

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Retro Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: June 06, 2015, 19:41:21 PM »
I've recently been playing Tempest 2000 on my Jaguar and Thunderforce V on the Saturn (my skills on Thunderforce are...lacking!  I'd forgotten what true bullet hell games were like :-) )

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Introductions / Greetings!
« on: May 22, 2015, 14:32:08 PM »
I've been lurking about for a while now (mostly via Tapatalk on Android, so I'm not sure if this forum would even have registed my "logins"), but never properly introduced myself.

My name is Greg, I live in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, I'm 45, and I've been playing video games since 1979 when our father bought us our first Atari VCS (as it was known at the time).  Our parents were somewhat indulgent, so over the years growing up we had the VCS, a NES, a TurboGraphx, and an Atari 7800 on the console side, and a TI-99/4a, a Commodore 64, a Commodore 128, and an Amiga 2000 on the computer side.

I became a proper collector when I bought my own Sega Genesis while off at college, in 1989.  Since then I've been gaming either on the PC or on various consoles and portables.

My current collection includes an Atari 7800, Intellivision, Colecovision, NES, SNES, Genesis + SegaCD + 32X + Power Base Converter, Vectrex, and N64 in storage.  I play these via emulation when the mood really strikes, keeping the originals to make myself feel better (I DO own the original games after all).

Hooked up to my gaming TV are the Jaguar, Saturn, Dreamcast, XBox, Wii, PS3 (back-compatible model), XBox 360, and XBox One.  The Jaguar and Saturn (the most retro of this grouping) are hooked up via RGB cables through an XRGB-Mini.  The Dreamcast is hooked up via a VGA box to a VGA->Component transcoder, although I'm tempted to rewire the VGA box to output SCART and use the Mini instead (my fear is that my soldering skills aren't up to the task).  I'm also *this* close to getting the necessary RGB cables to take the Genesis out of mothballs, but that would be an interesting conversation with the wife when the SegaBeast suddenly made an appearance in the entertainment room.

There's also an Atari Lynx, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS for portables.

I USED to have a TurboDuo as well, but that seems to have gotten lost (sad story); really wish I still had that one.

So I'm not the MOST obsessed/dedicated gamer out there, but it's enough for some to say I have a problem. :)

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