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by jawafour » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:47 pm

Having started playing on my Xbox 360 for the first time in *ages*, it has got me thinking about "retro". Playing on my 360 feels a little bit retro to me; the system is twelve years old and I've been playing on current gen (PS4) for four years. I know that some folk won't agree... but I think of the 360 as being retro now :-).

Oh, and I've only just though about this... but the 360 allows external USB hard drives to be connected now, doesn't it? I'm short on space on my machine's internal drive and I think I have an old USB drive I could plug in.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dick Thornburg » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:01 pm

jawafour wrote:Having started playing on my Xbox 360 for the first time in *ages*, it has got me thinking about "retro". Playing on my 360 feels a little bit retro to me; the system is twelve years old and I've been playing on current gen (PS4) for four years. I know that some folk won't agree... but I think of the 360 as being retro now :-).

Oh, and I've only just though about this... but the 360 allows external USB hard drives to be connected now, doesn't it? I'm short on space on my machine's internal drive and I think I have an old USB drive I could plug in.

I wouldn't consider that retro, no. Even having said I'm collecting PS3 games now, I still don't consider it retro. For me it's the generation before the last one, so I would consider PS2, GC and Xbox to be retro these days, but other people have their own definitions.

As for the HDD I believe you're right that the 360 allows you to use one. You should be able to use it for game installs, saves and other downloads if I remember correctly.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXMAS » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:22 pm

Yeah, there's no way I think of PS3 and 360 as retro, but I do collect for them, albeit only games that scored 90%+ and appeal to me. Think I have a total of about 20 Xbox 360 and 30 PS3 games.

I love both systems equally and could never sell them as long as I can't play Motorstorm or Project Gotham anywhere else.

On the subject of retro games, it's been at least 2 months since I last bought one! I went through a bit of a crazy phase, but have turned my attention to Switch for now :)

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Pedro » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:04 pm

Don't think the 360 is retro - but I was reminded how good a deals you can get on one generation old games today. Wanted to pick up some other Atlus games having been loving Persona 5. Went and bought Catherine for 360. Admittedly it was £10 but it looks great. Was nice to blow dust off the old machine. I'm always glad when I genuinely find a reason to play one of my old consoles. Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii and Beyond Good and Evil for GC are in line to get played next as well.

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by jawafour » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:37 am

Pedro wrote:Don't think the 360 is retro - but I was reminded how good a deals you can get on one generation old games today...

Now is a brilliant time to pick-up 360 and PS3 games because most of the public think those machines are old, rubbish and/or un-cool. Everyone is chucking that stuff out in favour of current gen gear. I recall the late 90s when the SNES and Mega Drive experienced a similar phenomenon!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lazy Fair » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:35 am

Saigon Slick wrote:Any Glasgow based forumites been into Shmup recently? They recently joined with the vinyl seller next door to them presumably to save on rent costs - I've only ever managed to find the strawberry floater open once though, which is very frustrating.

Aye Shmup is a good wee shop. Not been in since it moved, but I like it.

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by Saigon Slick » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:41 pm

Lazy Fair wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Any Glasgow based forumites been into Shmup recently? They recently joined with the vinyl seller next door to them presumably to save on rent costs - I've only ever managed to find the strawberry floater open once though, which is very frustrating.

Aye Shmup is a good wee shop. Not been in since it moved, but I like it.


It's never strawberry floating open! Five times in five weeks I've been and it's been shut every time.

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by KeithyT » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Oh my goodness Shadow of The Colossus! :D

I was getting very frustrated with the controls to begin with as it seemed so fiddly and a couple of attempts at the first Colossus were not very successful at all as I was constantly being thrown off and stamped on, but then it clicked!

Realised the key to it all was simply resting that climb button and letting the pink stamina circle refill. Now I can properly enjoy it, two colossi down, just working out the third one... his armour is brittle apparently :shifty:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lazy Fair » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:38 am

Saigon Slick wrote:
Lazy Fair wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Any Glasgow based forumites been into Shmup recently? They recently joined with the vinyl seller next door to them presumably to save on rent costs - I've only ever managed to find the strawberry floater open once though, which is very frustrating.

Aye Shmup is a good wee shop. Not been in since it moved, but I like it.


It's never strawberry floating open! Five times in five weeks I've been and it's been shut every time.

Send the wee guy a Facebook message and ask when he’s open. He’s good at getting back to you.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Saigon Slick » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 am

Lazy Fair wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Lazy Fair wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Any Glasgow based forumites been into Shmup recently? They recently joined with the vinyl seller next door to them presumably to save on rent costs - I've only ever managed to find the strawberry floater open once though, which is very frustrating.

Aye Shmup is a good wee shop. Not been in since it moved, but I like it.


It's never strawberry floating open! Five times in five weeks I've been and it's been shut every time.

Send the wee guy a Facebook message and ask when he’s open. He’s good at getting back to you.


I did that before and he was like "here's my opening hours" :lol:

I'll catch him eventually. Just want to see if he's got any decent N64 stock tbh.

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