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Other Systems / Re: Console Gaming Mags From Back In The Day . . . .
« on: December 11, 2012, 17:58:28 PM »
Every issue of ACE magazine has been transferred to jpeg files, hasn't it? I can't remember where I saw that, but I do remember buying the DVD with all of the issues contained. Yes, the pink pages were great in it  :)

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Other Systems / Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« on: December 10, 2012, 23:06:51 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
Liar! I reckon you sleep with it on your pillow every night!  ;D

You're getting me mixed up with TMR and his Commodore 64!!

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Other Systems / Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« on: December 10, 2012, 23:03:07 PM »

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Other Systems / Re: Console Gaming Mags From Back In The Day . . . .
« on: December 10, 2012, 22:37:20 PM »
It was around 1992 that a lot of games magazines started taking images from what appeared to be a PC application rather than a photo of the TV with the lights off. The images were much clearer, but they looked dead somehow, and the pixels were accentuated. Never liked the look of them and it was another reason i lost interest in gaming. NMS Magazine was a good example when it started at the end of that year.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Worst Games Ever?
« on: December 05, 2012, 17:55:22 PM »
That might actually be slower than the Spectrum version! But to play Devil's Advocate, at least it has a bit of colour, and the Amstrad's palette was certainly better than the C64's which consisted of sixteen variations of brown. I just think the Amstrad was killed as a major format due to companies porting slower versions of the Spectrum's releases rather than doing a new one from scratch. I also thought having a monitor rather than using the TV for its display had no practical benefit other than to line Sugar's purse. I definitely think it was the poor relation of the three.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Worst Games Ever?
« on: December 05, 2012, 16:43:52 PM »
On the Atari 2600 - ET is legendary, but my personal favourite nadir is Karate by Froggo. An astonishing piece of nothingness.

PC Engine - Takeda Shingen - looks like a Commodore 64 reject... and plays a hell of a lot worse.

Spectrum - Zaxxon- an isometric scrolling shooter programmed little over a year after the 48K model was released has the potential to be disastrous. Potential fulfilled.
Spectrum - Super Soccer - nothing super about this piece of undeveloped crap

Gameboy - Alleyway - playable if you're the slowest, most useless gamer of all time. To everyone else, it's a mind-numbingly easy attempt at Breakout.

Commodore 64 - Save Me, Bright Knight - an early attempt at something or other; quite what exactly, I'm still not sure.
Commodore 64 - Bomb Jack  - it bombed.

Amstrad CPC464 - Everything ever released on the machine.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Let's Compare - Q*Bert
« on: October 16, 2012, 16:39:51 PM »
The C64 version is superb, though was released on cartridge only, meaning it wasn't easy to find over in Britain. The 2600 version was creditable, while the Spectrum never had an official version, though Ocean had a good stab with their 1984 knock-off "Pogo". The Colecovision release, similar to the C64, is also fine.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« on: September 26, 2012, 00:08:07 AM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
A PAL 2600 will play NTSC games in 60hz. Apparently the colours are a bit off, but not having any other versions I couldn't tell.

I have loads of NTSC games and as long as you have a compatible TV they play in 60hz. Some games (mainly Activision) have strange colours.

Yeah the colours are always off because of the difference in the two TV formats (green shows as blue, for example). It looks shit in a lot of games and is not really an option. You've gotta have the NTSC one.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« on: September 25, 2012, 13:13:44 PM »
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
I don't know if I could bring myself to mod my ZX81 or Atari 2600


On the 2600 it's definitely worth it, Alan, as the colours are much brighter and stronger. More importantly you get the chance to play these old games the way they were intended- at full speed and full screen if you mod an NTSC model.

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Introductions / Re: Hi
« on: September 25, 2012, 13:11:11 PM »
This guy's a bit of a troublemaker - think he should be banned

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Other Systems / Re: What's Your Favourite Controller?
« on: September 25, 2012, 13:08:10 PM »
I think the PC Engine Duo controller is superb- I've hammered away at it and not felt soar afterwards. The original white PCE controller isn't quite as accurate, but also decent enough.

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Atari Chat / Re: Super Mario Bros. Atari 2600!
« on: September 25, 2012, 13:02:26 PM »
I think we can forgive the size of the sprite, it's obviously done that way for a particular reason which escapes me right now... Overall it looks pretty damn sick.

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