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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jazzem » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:50 pm

Hyperion wrote:Just been playing some original GBA. You really forget just how terrible the screen for that was. Think I've injured something trying to hold and tilt the screen to get the right angle for the light :lol:


Ahah oh man, it took me a while to get an SP and in retrospect I don't know how I managed. I had a light add on for my original GBA but of course it reflected off the screen et al.

Amazing game library though :wub:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Johnny Ryall » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:20 pm

Been playing some metroid zero mission this afternoon. Man that is a brilliant time.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Preezy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:43 pm

Been watching a few review videos of the new Sega Genesis/Mega Drive retro console by AtGames, called the Flashback....and it's as bad as all the previous gooseberry fool attempts sadly :(

85 games, none of them being Streets of Rage 1/2/3, huge amount of shovelware bullshit just to pad out the numbers, crap controllers that take AAA batteries and have poor feedback/input, ropey emulation, cheap plasticy design etc etc etc

Disheartening. You'd think Sega would look at the NES Mini and see how crazy popular it was, see the SNES Mini and see how crazy popular that's going to be, and just decide to make a decent machine that has good emulation, decent build quality and a catalogue of games that's about quality not quantity. They shouldn't be farming it out to AtGames anymore, they're just terrible.

Ah well, maybe next time (but probably not).

Sega :fp:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:49 pm

Preezy wrote:...Ah well, maybe next time (but probably not).

Sega :fp:

Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel about it, Preezy. I love the idea of a MS Mini and a MD Mini... but not in the kind of cheap, poor-quality format that Sega has licensed out for the past fifteen years or so.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:00 pm

Playing A Link to the Past. This game is timeless. The art holds up really well.

That Sega thing is a shame but it sounds like AT games have a history of being crap. How they managed to have bad mega drive emulation with stuttering in 2017 I have no idea.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Pedz » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:45 pm

I've decided to start picking up some retro titles. I'm basically buying them from my list of Retro Monday games so that I can own all that I play. It's a bit weird, but hey, it gives me a list to buy stuff. Some gooseberry fool is expensive though.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:49 pm

Pedz wrote:I've decided to start picking up some retro titles...

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Pedz wrote:...I'm basically buying them from my list of Retro Monday games...

:dread: . Batman Forever...


Pedz wrote:...Some gooseberry fool is expensive though.

Buying retro stuff can be a pretty expensive hobby nowdays, Pedz. Almost as crazy as buying new digital games :lol: .
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Pedz » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Yeah, I don't know own about that. Look at how much Mega Man X costs :lol: though I'd likely buy it unboxed, not in as good as new condition if I got it. Also I doubt I'll get every game in there, but you know it's somewhere to start.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lotus » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:29 pm

I've finally managed to find a CRT TV, and so the temptation to start buying and collecting loads of retro games and consoles is higher than ever. :dread:

Although having said that, picking up an NES mini - and the imminent arrival of the SNES mini - has helped quench my thirst somewhat for retro goodness.

I picked up a copy of Metal Gear Solid and it looks horrendous on my 40 inch TV. :lol: My component to HDMI upscaler doesn't seem to work with Playstation games (via the PS2) and so I might just hook my original Playstation up to the CRT and play my PS games on there. I've got Future Cop LAPD, Metal Gear Solid and a tonne of JRPGs to play on it. :datass:

Might still pick up an NES though and just get the games I'd like to play that aren't on the NES mini. Same with the SNES. The setup will then be:

Bedroom:
CRT TV
Playstation
N64
Xbox
possible NES/SNES in the future

Living room:
HDTV
PS2 w/upscaler
Wii (and therefore Gamecube) w/upscaler
360
PC

:wub:

I'm so much more interested in picking up retro consoles I've never owned or replaying my older consoles than I am in getting a PS4/Switch. :slol:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:57 pm

Following my trip to the Centre for Computing History, Yesterday I visited the Retro Computer Museum just outside Leicester and had a look round their archive stores.

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Was an excellent trip with very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Even had a go on several 90's VR arcade machines they had :datass:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Pedz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 am

jawafour wrote:
Pedz wrote:...I'm basically buying them from my list of Retro Monday games...

:dread: . Batman Forever...


Bought :slol:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Preezy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:49 am

Holy moly, Hypes, that place is a gold mine.

We need to arrange a GRcade heist :shifty:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:56 am

Jesus. I'm in, Preez.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:01 am

Pedz wrote:Batman Forever... Bought :slol:

:shock: . Peeeeeeeedz! Even I wouldn't buy that game :lol: .

Hyperion wrote:...I visited the Retro Computer Museum just outside Leicester...

That looks to be an amazing place, Hypes! It is terrific to see al of those systems and screens lined up next to each other... it looks so smart! It must have been a superb day out.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:03 am

I know, right. There's more Jaguar games in that picture than I thought existed!
Also not pictured was a secret storage area they showed me round that had a metric fuckton of old consoles. I was literally stepping over Dreamcasts :lol:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Gemini73 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:03 pm

Acquired a 24" CRTV via free cycle. A few scratches on the casing and a slight mark on the screen which isn't visible once you have a picture up.

Got the GC and Original Xbox (modded) running through it and have been playing Metroid Prime. Such a great game and it holds up visually very well.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:45 pm

That museum in Leicester is sick.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Pedz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:17 pm

Well, I grabbed a few games from Ebay, condition is ok enough for me, I ain't too fussy. I bought:

Stunt Race FX
Quackshot
Batman Forever
Ducktales ( I wanted 2 as well, but it's mega pricey)
Taz: Escape from Mars
Low G Man
kickle Cubicle
and lastly Plok
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Pedz wrote:Well, I grabbed a few games from Ebay, condition is ok enough for me, I ain't too fussy. I bought:

Stunt Race FX
Quackshot
Batman Forever
Ducktales ( I wanted 2 as well, but it's mega pricey)
Taz: Escape from Mars
Low G Man
kickle Cubicle
and lastly Plok


Stunt Race FX is incredibly fun - I loved it back in the day...although it looks a bit dated now..Great music too!
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 pm

Pedz wrote:...Batman Forever...

I'd thought you were joking, Pedz :shock: .

Have you already got the hardware to play all this retro stuff, dude?

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