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Atari Chat / Re: Is the Jaguar really that bad?
« on: August 19, 2018, 01:57:44 AM »
Well, it's my favorite console and needless to say it has some amazing games, in fact when thinking of my favorite top ten games of all time (everybody loves to tout their own top 10), invariably it's going to have probably 3 Jaguar games on it.

Everyone knows Atari at the time wasn't the same Atari that brought us the 8-bit consoles, so too many bad decisions were made, probably one of the biggest was to not have a working relationship with Atari Games. What do you think of when you think of Atari? You think of Atari arcade games at home, that is what it always was, and the Jaguar largely ignored that. Although, funnily enough, but not  obvious enough apparently for Atari Corp, was that the 'actual best' games for the Jaguar probably were the arcade-style games Tempest and Defender 2K. And Iron Soldier, being looking like a lumbering plodding 3D game, actually would have worked as an arcade game in it's own right.

The absence of Atari Games also lost the Jaguar for opportunities to bring home compilations of classic Atari hits. All those hit arcade ports on the LYNX, yeah...no logical reason to avoid bringing those to the Jaguar, especially when SNES and Genesis had some small compilations on cartridge. I don't really get into the nuts and bolts on the specs of Jaguar, my eyes glaze over at arguments of a 64-bit wide buss. To me it's a system of missed opportunities and what seems like common sense games that could have been released. I also understand Atari Corp didn't do anything to help developers with good tools and all that, plus the money wasn't really available to secure exclusives I'm sure. Which just makes me ask again, how in the heck does Atari Corp not have a working relationship with Atari Games at this time? Good grief. Atari Games was making headway with fully 3D arcade action games at this time as well, remember War: Final Assualt?

No real solid numbers on how many people have actually played the Jaguar either, that's another problem. The best guess is 250,000 consoles sold. So, what you have is far fewer people have even played this thing rather than who have read stuff about it on the internet. I think the Internet has in a sense 'won' against the Jaguar in ruining it forever, and it's not really a situation that is recoverable for the reputation.

It's not the greatest system of all time, but it's my favorite just because of a handful of games. What's not fair is the ridicule it gets, mostly from people who never actually played one and/or played the best games on it. People need to understand that there are worse controllers out there, way worse actually, and far worse game systems to find than the Jag.

1994 was a weird time for the game industry in general. An experimental time with bad 3D games, and no company was really doing anything quite right.

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Announcements and Feedback / Re: Youtubers wanted for RVG Youtube Page
« on: January 23, 2015, 21:13:11 PM »
Interesting. I just opened a youtube account, but haven't uploaded any videos yet. I'm not sure what I want to do with it. Pretty much anything retro gaming is what you have in mind? For instance individual game reviews, or maybe videos dealing with the collecting aspect of the hobby?

We could do good things with that, the guys here have great collections with plenty of games to talk about. I have ZERO experience doing a video though, but I do have an HD camera now to shoot with.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 22, 2015, 22:14:05 PM »
I like Mega Drive art more often than US Genesis art, although that Golden Axe insert, while good, is pretty gay. lol

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 21, 2015, 22:24:23 PM »
Geez Trek, leave some games for the rest of us man!  :21:

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Games Based On Movies
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:57:34 AM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Nice list.  I didn't know there was a Riddick game for the Xbox.  Is it good?
very good, and IIRC it comes free with the Xbox 360 Riddick game, which I can't remember the name of. But that was good too. Both games fit into the Riddick canon of the films really well, and used Vin Diesel for the voice acting.

I liked the first game for all it's backstory on Johns and it's a great prequel to the Pitch Black movie.

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Homebrew Chat / Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« on: January 08, 2015, 23:35:24 PM »
Gee, sorry Curt and whoever this Marty guy is, for putting you in such a bind on asking for some progress to be made on a 4 year old project where nearly $20,000 was accepted in good faith by AA members. I pre-ordered 3 years ago, and still hope to get mine.

All I wanted from this project was more RAM, better audio and hi-score save. The problems with delays really started when some other guy wanted to turn the 7800 into a personal computer and demanded more features be added so he could make text adventures. And then the guy quit the project, after design changes were in progress! The truth is the 7800XM was ready years ago in this 'stripped down' version they are talking about releasing now.

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I do find it rather insulting that when stormworks was updating us with trying to port Heretic onto the Jaguar, everywhere but here it was mocked and ridiculed as no-talent, illegal etc... But lately all those same people who did the ridicule over that are releasing roms of really crappy, low quality ST games and more 8-bit crap like this game.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 04, 2015, 13:18:30 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Cool.  I'll be checking on Amazon then. Thanks.
I guess I didn't have free shipping on that one. No matter, it was $48.40 + shipping from Game Express Online through amazon. Cheaper than used copies on ebay!

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 04, 2015, 03:52:30 AM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Nice games there!  I've been looking for Giga Wing but it is rather expensive to get.  The ones I've found also have the white label, not the black.  Is there a difference?

I don't know about different instruction manuals. But I got Giga Wing on Amazon for $50 brand new and free shipping. Good deal if you ask me.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 04, 2015, 02:01:15 AM »
I got that fishing controller for $12.99 plus shipping on ebay.

Not a bad deal at all for NOS. And I had a chance to try it out on that Sega Marine Fishing game, and yes it is quite fun!

I %100 completed Rush 2049 on the N64 years ago, and really wanted to try the DC version now that I have a DC console. I'm really enjoying the nicer graphics and audio. What I'm really impressed with though is just how good the N64 version really was. As far as content goes the N64 game has everything the DC game has.

Giga Wing is bad ass! Now I have to get a joystick for the DC too. I've already got a steering wheel in the mail for Rush and Daytona USA. Retro gaming is a never ending money pit.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 04, 2015, 01:15:07 AM »



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Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Saturn Thread
« on: January 04, 2015, 00:50:19 AM »
I think there is a Lunar game on the Saturn. It's Japanese though, it keeps showing up on my ebay feed.

Dragon Force must be a pretty good game though, just because I don't have the patience for it doesn't mean it's not good. I would rather have something like Guardian Heroes instead, because that's more my style of game. I do have GH on my X360, but I would love to have the real original. I'm going to see if I can find someone to swap even up on that for my Dragon Force.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: The Largest game case/box??? EVER....
« on: January 02, 2015, 23:44:00 PM »
Neo Geo homecarts come in high quality, very durable clam-shell style cases. Think mega-drive clam-shells, only twice as big, and twice as thick.

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Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Saturn Thread
« on: December 31, 2014, 01:49:47 AM »
I'm not digging Dragon Force at all. I find it confusing and unintuitive. I've never been a big rpg fan anyway, but once in awhile I've gotten into the crossover strategy/rpg genre, which this is supposed to be. I'm thinking about trading this one for another game I know I would play.

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Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Dreamcast Thread
« on: December 31, 2014, 01:44:25 AM »
The concept 4 looked like the best one, so I bought a CIB unit on ebay. Also bought a copy of Giga Wing and Rush 2049! I'm all in on Sega lately.

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