Retro Club Weekender

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Hyperion
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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Hyperion » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:48 am

Better get on that comp Pedz, could win the holiday of a lifetime!

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ad7 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:10 pm

Dat trip for one to gran canaria :datass:

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:39 pm

Ad7 wrote:Dat trip for one to gran canaria :datass:

Don't bother, strawberry floating dump of a place.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ad7 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Got right to the end of sonic 3&knuckles and now my adult eyes see it for what it is, the start of rubbish sanic. Up until sandopolis act 2, the game is fantastic, then it just suddenly becomes a never ending stream of traps and instant death blind drops. strawberry floating awful way to end the game.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Johnny Ryall » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:28 pm

Did you go RGB?

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Pedz » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:10 pm

Ad7 wrote:Got right to the end of sonic 3&knuckles and now my adult eyes see it for what it is, the start of rubbish sanic. Up until sandopolis act 2, the game is fantastic, then it just suddenly becomes a never ending stream of traps and instant death blind drops. strawberry floating awful way to end the game.



Wrong, Sonic 3 and Knuckles is the pinnacle of the series.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Preezy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:04 pm

Sonic 2 master race 8-)

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ad7 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:18 pm

Pedz wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Got right to the end of sonic 3&knuckles and now my adult eyes see it for what it is, the start of rubbish sanic. Up until sandopolis act 2, the game is fantastic, then it just suddenly becomes a never ending stream of traps and instant death blind drops. strawberry floating awful way to end the game.



Wrong, Sonic 3 and Knuckles is the pinnacle of the series.


I know it is, but the last bit is shite.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:22 am

jawafour wrote:I've watched the first part of that Digital Foundry assessment of the 32X and it was well worth the time. I hadn't quite appreciated how the system ran the Mega Drive and 32X aspects as two separate processes; it seems pretty complicated but there is a lot of unfulfilled potential there. It was effectively doing some parallel processing and it was cool looking at how some games exploited the feature.... whilst some didn't :lol: . I'm looking forward to seeing the second part of the assessment.



Part 2


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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:30 am

Johnny Ryall wrote:Part 2...

Thanks for the heads-up, Johnny! I had looked at Eurogamer earlier to see if it had been posted... it must have just gone up. Great stuff!

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:39 am

No bother.

It bums me out that we will probably never see a good Tony hawk style skating game again. Messing about with the first one and it's so addictive. All they had to do with 5 was keep it simple but they cocked it up.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:37 am

I just watched the second part of DF's look at the 32X and it is excellent. Sure, the games seem - perhaps more than - a bit clunky nowdays, but they were great first experiments with 3D, textures, polygons and FMV. The dual processing of the Mega Drive and the 32X is pretty unique, too, and the video shares many cool slices of info.

Also... it's exciting to hear that DF will be taking a look at all of the console versions of Doom in September :toot: .

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Green Gecko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Hyperion wrote:Also is your collection all displayed like that? It would be good to have a photo of the whole collection to see everything in context

Yes it is. Except the inserts I've splayed out for photos.

All in my living room.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Dowbocop » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:36 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:No bother.

It bums me out that we will probably never see a good Tony hawk style skating game again. Messing about with the first one and it's so addictive. All they had to do with 5 was keep it simple but they cocked it up.

I've been playing the GBA version of THPS 2 recently. I'm still amazed they made such a good version for a handheld. There are occasional issues with perspective when going for tricks/items, but it's not too frustrating. The only other issue is getting used to using shoulder buttons for grabs and flips rather than face buttons, not sure why they did that. I may have to scour second hand shops for a copy of the PS2 version, from this and a quick dabble on HD I've got the bug again!

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ste » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:03 am

Only retro thing I have:

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Got it out to charge the battery as I heard if you leave it too long it can stop working. Hope its ok.

Used to have more games for it but traded them as I didn't think I'd replay them. Only one I regret is Fusion.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:46 am

Ste wrote:Only retro thing I have...

That is a nice selection of GBA gear, Ste - the micro version always did look very smart. The games you have may be light in terms of quantity, but for quality it's right up there. They appear to be in nice condition, too - even accounting for Wario busting out the side of that Wario Ware Inc box :) .

Thanks for sharing!

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by Jamo3103 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:13 am

Not a game, but managed to pick up something that will be a key addition to my retro setup once I've moved into my new house...

A 32 Inch Sony Trinitron - KV32FQ75U CRT TV :datass:

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Bought and collected via eBay for the grand total of £1.30 :lol:

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:18 am

Jamo3103 wrote:...A 32 Inch Sony Trinitron - KV32FQ75U CRT TV :datass: ...

Oh, man, that screen would have been "the ultimate" back in the day! Such a beast, though - you need a fair amount of space to place it and moving it requires two people :lol: . Lovely stuff, Jamo, and your retro games are gonna look terrific on it.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ste » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:24 am

jawafour wrote:
Ste wrote:Only retro thing I have...

That is a nice selection of GBA gear, Ste - the micro version always did look very smart. The games you have may be light in terms of quantity, but for quality it's right up there. They appear to be in nice condition, too - even accounting for Wario busting out the side of that Wario Ware Inc box :) .

Thanks for sharing!


I got Wario and AW pre-owned so the boxes are in worse condition than the other games I bought new.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Jamo3103 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:27 am

jawafour wrote:
Jamo3103 wrote:...A 32 Inch Sony Trinitron - KV32FQ75U CRT TV :datass: ...

Oh, man, that screen would have been "the ultimate" back in the day! Such a beast, though - you need a fair amount of space to place it and moving it requires two people :lol: . Lovely stuff, Jamo, and your retro games are gonna look terrific on it.


Yeah, it was definitely a top of the range CRT back in the day, don't think it's quite up to PVM standards but then you're talking the difference between paying £1.30 or £200 for something. You're right, it's an absolute beast - It was so heavy, had to take a mate over to collect it and it filled the boot and backseat of my car! Hurt my back lifting it too but it's definitely worth it. I had been considering picking up an OSCC or Framemeister so I could stick to one TV, but they're far too costly.

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