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Retro News & Chat / Game Collection Video
« on: December 30, 2016, 20:09:40 PM »
Hi guys,

I made mention on my last topic of doing a game collection video. I do pickup videos every month, but showing everything (even though my collection is quite small) was a little daunting.

I filmed a game room tour. But I forewarn, that it is quite long, and features many jump cuts and handheld camera shaking.

Video - https://youtu.be/3J5q8aR4bZY

Thanks for looking!

MVL.

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Sega Chat / Re: Mega CD Ram question
« on: November 24, 2016, 18:27:08 PM »
Thanks! That was very helpful, I'll be ordering one of those soon. Got slaughtered by postage importing a NES blinking light win recently, but this doesn't look too bad. And I don't mind the delivery time.

Cheers.

MVL.

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Sega Chat / Mega CD Ram question
« on: November 21, 2016, 13:26:17 PM »
Hi there,

I'm slightly at odds, as every time I debate putting some searipus time into Shining Force CD, I realise I won't be able to save my progress, or more specifically, the unlocked game.

As a PAL back up ram cartridge seems to be ghostly rare, does anyone know if a US or Japanese ram cart is useable?
I know the system is region locked for CD's.

Thanks for your time.

MVL.

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Commodore Chat / Re: I give up on datasette gaming!
« on: November 17, 2016, 17:13:08 PM »
Yes, unfortunately it has become a certainty that my cassettes will no longer function. So this has become one of the few systems (owning originals) I don't mind emulating. Although the controls and visuals don't feel the same.

MVL.

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Announcements and Feedback / Re: Podcaster Wanted:
« on: November 17, 2016, 17:10:15 PM »
This does sound very intriguing, and depending on when, (and account for time zone difference) it's something I'd be interested in. For reference, my YouTube will demonstrate my normal demeener.

MVL.

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Sega Chat / Re: JVC X'Eye
« on: November 10, 2016, 14:45:21 PM »
I hear that the CDX (EU - Multi Mega) is very hard to fix laser issues. Where as the Model II Sega CD (Mega CD) is easier. So that is one comfort.

MVL.

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Commodore Chat / I give up on datasette gaming!
« on: November 10, 2016, 14:40:38 PM »


I'm an avid Commodore gamer, but I've received too much sadness from my C64 in recent memory to bother booting up the system.

To be clear, I have 3 Commodore 64 computers, and at least 4 working Commodore cassette players. Last time I played, everything was fine. Now, none of those cassette players will read correctly, and only one of the C64 computers will boot up!

Its quite a frustrating experience, waiting hours for the game to read successfully and launch. The first time I put in a copy of Lazer-Force, and pressed rewind, the tape snapped!

So I'll admit, I have taken to emulating the system, and keeping the physical games for collection purposes only. At least when emulated the games launch more than 10% of the time, and are not damaging during use. And, I can skip the lengthy loading process.

So yes, I just wanted to vent a little. I'm a little envious of the fact that US Commodore systems used floppy discs, where as we in England stuck to cassettes. Which whilst much cheaper, are failing me now.

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: MVL Gaming on Youtube (My Channel)
« on: October 24, 2016, 20:03:19 PM »
Thanks! Splatterhouse videos are up:

Splatterhouse 2 - https://youtu.be/ezEH3FYF1gU

Splatterhouse 3 - https://youtu.be/stt67XjZH5M

House of the Dead: Overkill coming soon.

Cheers!

MVL.

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Nintendo Chat / Re: Suggested games for starter collector for NES
« on: October 24, 2016, 19:57:47 PM »
Darn I was going to suggest 'The Guardian Legend', cross between space shooter, and platformer. (Very cheap US, but quite high price for us in PAL A format)

Blaster Master is a solid game, that I think is quite cheap.

Might sound dirty, but consider the NES Classic Edition, I know its not the true hardware, but there's 30 games on there. (& at 60hz, which is a big deal for us)

MVL.

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Sega Chat / Re: JVC X'Eye
« on: October 24, 2016, 17:35:42 PM »
I wanted a JVC version (or WonderMega) but it wasn't released in my country. I intended to get a Multi Mega instead, but they were privy, so I'll stick with my model 2 Mega CD.

That does look really cool though.

MVL.

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Commodore Chat / Re: Underappreciated C64 games.
« on: October 24, 2016, 17:31:37 PM »
Without a doubt my most loved C64 cassette was Ghostbusters, and I never played it... Because I'd stop the tape after it loaded 'Invade-a-Load' a Space Invaders clone loading game, with awesome funky music!

I'll be checking out some of the games on this list too, sweet!

MVL.

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Commodore Chat / Re: Underappreciated Amiga Games.
« on: October 24, 2016, 17:28:40 PM »
I actually picked up Leander recently as 'The Legend of Galahad' on the Sega Mega Drive. Though 8' sure it looks better on Amiga.

My all time favourite Amiga game is actually a shareware title called 'Transplant' a great shooter, like Asteriouds. (I did a video on it, but don't feel I did it justice)

After that, I enjoyed Llamatron, (technically a C64 shareware port) psychedelic Robotron clone)

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: My meagre game collection
« on: October 12, 2016, 22:15:19 PM »
Many thanks. The collection website has been very useful to me, to ensure I don't accidentally buy multiple copies of the same title. There are a few titles that are missing. (Mostly UK Commodore obscure games) But it's the best resource that I found for free. (Although, naturally a physical list or document file would do the same job)

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: MVL Gaming on Youtube (My Channel)
« on: October 12, 2016, 22:09:10 PM »
Thank you sir! It is much appreciated!

I'm planning on doing some spooky videos towards Halloween. Splatterhouse 2 & 3, and Luigi's Mansion.

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / My meagre game collection
« on: October 09, 2016, 20:13:49 PM »
Hi there,

The best way I can show my collection is via a collection tracking website, so here is a link to what I've documented on Darkadia:

https://darkadia.com/member/VictorLazarus/library

If you click on Profile at the top, it shows my latest acquisitions. And shows how many titles for each system, etc. I had a lot of water damage some time back, and lost many games, so I'm currently rebuilding.

I can add some pictures of consoles, special editions etc, if people are interested. I am also thinking of doing an entire collection video at some point.

Cheers!

MVL.

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