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Messages - Vadergb

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Retro Chat / Re: Why do you keep retroing?
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:39:23 AM »
For me it's nostalgia and also I enjoy playing on systems I didn't have as a kid. I love it when muscle memory kicks for a game I haven't played for years.

I prefer playing on real hardware including using CRTs but I will drop into emulation when it doesn't effect the experience.

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Retro Chat / Re: EGX 2018 Review.
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:31:59 AM »
I nearly went but I was told about the queues before and kinda put me off a 150 mile round trip. I'm now contemplating going to Play Blackpool but that's even further. Do you ever get tickets to these as part of RVG Jamie?

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Retro News Round up / Re: Unofficial CD32 Release - Ultimate Collection
« on: August 07, 2018, 15:19:50 PM »
These are all amazing. I wish I got a CD32 when they were cheap.

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Retro News Round up / Re: New Indiegogo - G Blue Arcade Machine
« on: August 07, 2018, 15:17:31 PM »
It looks poor to me.

The Indiegogo business model of allowing vapourware/incomplete hardware is worrying. At least Kickstarter has more requirements for people to hit before releasing, even then crwodfunding is scary.

The Vega+, RetroVGS/Coleco Chameleon, RetroEngine Sigma and VCS all have had warning flags for me. Some completed, some failed and some in progress.

Most things can be done with RPI3, Microsd card loaded with Retropie and some usb controllers.

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CBS Console Chat. / Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« on: July 13, 2018, 13:57:18 PM »
I got it as they had the Vectrex cart pretty cheap too.

The Colecovision doesnt seem to have many options but ebay in the UK. I thought the cart would give me a chance to try before I buy.

I love the system though, shame about the joypads.

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CBS Console Chat. / Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« on: July 07, 2018, 23:39:47 PM »
I just got the Colecovision 192-1 for my Coleco from Retro electronik (along with their Vetrex Cart)





http://retroelectronik.com/en/xin1-multigames-cartridge/78-colecovision-192-in-1-multicart-system-3863349509097.html

I quite like changing the games using the dip switches. It feels old school and it feels just like playing a single game.

 I got to play a few games - Gyruss, Star Wars and Defender for the system. I had my Hauppauge HDPVR2 setup and recorded me hitting over 600000 on it. The game plays well if a little easy. The radar doesnt seemt to work and there is no high score but I really enjoyed the game.


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Retro Events / Re: REVIVAL: Generation X 2018
« on: May 18, 2018, 18:51:23 PM »
Ive just sorted my Saturday ticket. Is anyone going tommorow?

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Atari Console Chat. / Re: Retron77
« on: May 09, 2018, 17:43:57 PM »
I'm a little bit positive about this. The MD, NES, Snes have been done to death with clones that can play carts but Atari's have just been flashback consoles with non working cartridge ports.

Warlords on a 65" screen should be fun (even if not in the corect ratio). I wonder how difficult it would of been to include 7800 support?


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Retro News Round up / Re: New Controller: Sega 6 Button (wireless)
« on: May 03, 2018, 15:04:39 PM »
I love the products this guy makes but his pricing seems to get more expensive for each release.

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Retro News Round up / Re: Data East Mini Player
« on: May 03, 2018, 15:02:38 PM »
Wow that's got "Retro shelf item" written all over it.

I love Data East games, They are also doing single game versions with Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Bad Dudes, karate Champ and my favourite Burgertime at $35 each. They dont seem to list the 30+ titles on the mini player which is a shame.

https://www.myarcadegaming.com/collections/mini-arcades

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Announcements and Feedback / Re: Changes at RVG on Self promotion.
« on: April 17, 2018, 23:36:08 PM »
I've found some of the youtube self promotion content pretty decent but it should be kept to a single thread for each poster and that they should be encouraged to take part in the channel if they want to continue to post.

Decent decision from the admins tbh.

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Retro News Round up / Re: Genesis/Megadrive Mini announced.
« on: April 15, 2018, 14:55:35 PM »
Sega need to follow the Nintendo route and build the interface and emulation themselves (or Licence it from Nintendo  8)). The problem is they don't have the hardware experience anymore unlike Nintendo and the benefits that brings - eshops, virtual consoles, OS's.

Secondly they have historically licenced their hardware to Atgames and Tektoy, I'm sure the little box will be made with that tech.

The other issue with a mini is the games included. Nintendo went to third parties to ensure big 3rd party titles appeared on their console. I hoping that Sega bring the best games that are rare and dificult to get hold of as well as the big hitters. (Licenced games wont be included due to licencing).

I still think a Dreamcast mini or Arcade Mini would of been better options due to fact that Megadrive hardware and games have been available in handheld and console form forever.

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Retro Chat / Re: Let's Compare Donkey Kong!
« on: April 12, 2018, 16:00:07 PM »
I'm glad i've read this thread. I'm a big fan of DK and interesting to see the various Youtube videos. What muddies the ground are the later remakes versus the originals - people often get misled what garbage some of the early versions were.

As original's conversions go I still think the Colecovision and the NES ones are my favorite. The Atari remake for the 2600 is stunning too and my favorite remake by a mile.

I'd seen most of them running in the past but the Amstrad version looked good. I'd like to try that version for real.

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Other Retro Consoles / Re: The Commodore CDTV Thread
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:34:20 PM »
I always thought it's was a seriously handsome system. It's a shame Commodore didn't try and market the cd attachment to the A500 at the same time. The system would been far more viable having the existing a500 owners onboard. Still pretty enough to sit under any TV today.

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Homebrew Games / Re: New NES Hombrew - Donkey Kong Arcade
« on: November 25, 2017, 16:53:42 PM »
This looks really good.

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