Retroid

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Steam's content policy is both arrogant and cowardly

Retroid

4 months ago

@Whitster True, that was America. But.... now the market is more unified than it was during that time. I remember all the talk of the death of PC gaming & having a quality store with lots available helped prove that was bollocks.

But, here we are. Valve don't give a toss, and because of that I & many other gamers long ago gave up browsing the Steam store. If that continues then the only way to get the world out on quality games will be external & by its nature dragmented.

That's a Bad Situation.
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Retroid

4 months ago

Valve are too busy counting their cut to give a toss, especially as giving a toss about curation of quality would cost them money. It's not a store I can browse much any more to discover gems, they're buried under the sheer volume of shovelware.
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Life is Strange official comic continues one of the game's endings

Retroid

5 months ago

@technotica Thankfully contactless!
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Retroid

5 months ago

OH YES PLEASE.

*Throws money at screen*
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Bravo Team review - an astonishingly bad VR shooter from a team that should know better

Retroid

7 months ago

@McFlyingDelorean Excellent, I always wanted to be able to fly through an old Amiga demoscene production!

(Christ on a bike)
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DF Retro: What was actually real in PS3's E3 2005 reveal?

Retroid

7 months ago

@pigsy2400 Wasn't that just rumble? Which Dodgy Phil tried to explain away as 'last gen' and 'would interfere with SixAxis'.
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Retroid

7 months ago

@mega-gazz 360's small-but-prominent Xbox BC support at launch - I first played Fable Lost Chapters on my 360 - versus the completely Lost The Plot reveal & launch of Xbone as a TV Media Hub with zero 360 support, at a higher price with less horsepower than PS4 gave almost all my 360 buddies a perfect excuse to say Sod It and jump ship to PS4.

There was little to no reason to be loyal when they only thing that'd carry across was the friends list.

They're fixing that now, thankfully, and as a consequence I may actually end up picking up an Xbone before a PS4. I've been perfectly happy with a decent PC.
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Retroid

7 months ago

@Gizmopop It had RGB, but.... not quite in the way most people think. RGB Scart, yes. VGA cable, yes (not only 60hz or you're stuffed).

Component video - which the US was using for most HDTVs until HDMI - isn't technically RGB, but it's *almost* as good & at least it can handle 50hz for us PAL people.

I only know this because I'm a massive nerd & have had to deal with all these different video output formats.

Edit: I do remember seeing some PS3 unboxing videos with baffled Sony fans fishing the rubbish Composite video cable out the box & realising they'd have to go & buy another cable.
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Retroid

7 months ago

@importvita Exactly. The "REAL next gen" was a piss-take meme almost from the moment EG published it. I don't necessarily blame them for being sucked in so much *at the time*, it was the sticking up for the initial, clearly bollocks reveal which girded our loins.
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Retroid

7 months ago

Here for "The REAL Next Generation" article piss-takes.
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Remembering Bob Wakelin

Retroid

8 months ago

A really lovely man on FB, sadly never got to meet him in the flesh but his artwork covered my bedroom walls as a kid (carefully cut out adverts from magazines, only from pages with OTHER, LESSER adverts on the other side!) and my Wizball tshirt became a signature of my visits to the Eurogamer Expo.
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PewDiePie apologises for racial slur

Retroid

1 year ago

@Optyk That's his excuse for saying crap like that. Hence me using the word "joke".

Amazingly, I'm well-versed in all sorts of comedians (excluding Catherine Tate & Michael Mcintyre, I have STANDARDS) and most try to work beyond the 'BAD WORDS lol' level of this arse.
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Retroid

1 year ago

Isn't it strange how he's kept making 'mistakes' like rape 'jokes', jew 'jokes', now this.

It's weird but no matter WHAT happens in a game - or any other walk of life - I've never done that.

Hmm.

HMM.

edit: air quote around 'jokes' because apparently some people need it highlighted that jokes aren't the issue, it's this bellend saying bigoty shitty things and then saying 'nah jokes lol'
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Capcom re-releasing Street Fighter 2 on a SNES cart with one hell of a safety warning

Retroid

1 year ago

@pelican_ Always prefered the Japan/PAL stylings of the SNES over the very Lego-block looks of the US redesign.

PAL speed & borders can, however, always go to hell :)
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Sony pulls "World's Fastest Platinum Trophy" game from PSN

Retroid

1 year ago

Well thought-out Trophies & achievements can be a lot of fun to aim for, as well as just being "I did done a thing" in particular games.

Want good examples? Geometry Wars 2 on 360 which had Achievements for trying completely different play styles which you otherwise wouldn't have considered & actually came in handy when playing the game's main modes.

This, though? It's just there for the type of person who boasts they've got X of Y, and THAT is the type of A/T I've never given a toss about. It's also just dodgy as hell & shows Sony need to tighten up their certification otherwise they'll end up as awful as app stores.
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Mass Effect Andromeda release date finally confirmed for March

Retroid

2 years ago

Oh yes. Get in my PC.
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Crytek breaks silence, closes multiple studios

Retroid

2 years ago

Sad to hear. Hopefully staff will find employment one way or another, either at new studios or at their current ones if buyers are found.
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Sources: Nintendo Switch will have GameCube Virtual Console support

Retroid

2 years ago

@Oxybelis Hell, the Wii had *hardware* backwards compatibility - and, by extension, so did the WiiU as it was souped-up Wii hardware at its core.
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Retroid

2 years ago

Oi, Nintendo: give us a Nintendo Profile & tie game purchases to it. Buy a VC title on 3DS, it unlocks on other consoles which also offer that game.

You know, like phones & tablets have been doing for years. Hell, what other digital STORES have been doing too, especially recently with various remasters on Steam.

I'd be a lot happier buying stuff if I knew I also had it waiting on other Nintendo machines. It'd be an incentive for me.
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The making of Head Over Heels

Retroid

2 years ago

One of the best isometric games ever, if not THE best. Have a C64 copy (Ocean double box, not the rerelease) on my shelf right beside me.
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Celebrate Pride in Grand Theft Auto 5 with this free PC mod

Retroid

2 years ago

EXCELLENT stuff.
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When Kickstarters go bad: chasing down the Recreated ZX Spectrum

Retroid

2 years ago

It's a bloody Bluetooth keyboard, not a computer. Quite how they could fuck this up so badly I have no idea.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

Retroid

2 years ago

*Rubs hands*
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Sony confirms PlayStation 4K

Retroid

2 years ago

@Dingbot No doubt!
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Retroid

2 years ago

It's the equivalent of slightly upgrading your PC's CPU & graphics card, meaning you can run all the games you could before but at higher resolutions without crippling performance as it might've before.

I actually don't mind the idea of this machine at all... especially as I don't have any of the current TV consoles yet :)
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The 64 is an unofficial reimagining of the Commodore 64

Retroid

2 years ago

@SteinarB I'd recommend looking up bundles on eBay or keeping an eye on charity shops (I saw a C64 with all the trimmings just a month or two ago in a local shop window). It'll be cheaper than this and be actual C64 hardware, not just emulation in a fancy case.
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Retroid

2 years ago

"At the core of THE 64 is a low cost, high power ARM Cortex SoC"

From the latest update - https://igg.me/p/1720596/twtr

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Retroid

2 years ago

If I could, I'd distil a lot of these old formats down to their modern bare-bones (Z80s are still manufactured, 6502 relatives are still in production, these old formats can support still-manufactured RAM chips with some very simple alterations) and flog as-close-to-the-original bits of hardware as I possibly could. Chuck in HDMI output & USB support & there'd be a lot of happy people using *actual* hardware, not emulation.
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Retroid

2 years ago

@ZipZap All of that!

If they had Jeri Ellsworth onboard for this I'd be throwing money at this. As it is, she's conspicuous by her absence.
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Retroid

2 years ago

You only have to look at Sinclair Vega to see fans throw money at a piece of ARM-based hardware that's more than likely less capable than a Ł4 Pi Zero running a bloody (albeit custom, apparently) emulator.

We're not exactly lacking in emulation possibilities these days. I've got tiny computer boards coming out of my ears.
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Retroid

2 years ago

We still don't know what the hardware under the hood will be.

Is it an upgraded 'compatible' like the C64 DTV? TAKE MY MONEY.

Is it an ARM (or other modern-but-incompatible) architecture which runs an accurate emulator, like Sinclair Vega? NOPE, I'M FINE THANKS.

It's encouraging that they've got a cartridge slot but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't still be emulation. It's all a bit hazy & their FAQ is very scant when it comes to details most C64 fans would want to know about the machine itself.
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Nintendo fires marketer after sustained online hate campaign

Retroid

3 years ago

@NullDev Thunderf00t's a dick & a magnet for other dicks.

Personally I don't want a dickmagnet around.
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Retroid

3 years ago

MrTomFTW is actually employed by Ground Control.

I'm employed by old Space Pirates.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@BoredGame I'm not the only moderator at EG & there are a few behind the scenes. I don't think it would be fair of me to say if I specifically have deleted anything here but my personal take is only as a matter of last resort.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@marcsmashing If I'd read on a different site that you enjoyed the special company of alien donkeys (WHICH YOU DON'T) & stated it as such, I'd expect a moderator to come along & delete that comment as it would be libelous.

Doesn't really matter if it's been printed elsewhere. It's still libelous & repetition doesn't make it less so.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@Cidi I took that to mean published name, so it wasn't as if she was trading publicly on the link. Or Link (sorry).
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Retroid

3 years ago

@marcsmashing Just because something libellous has been said elsewhere doesn't mean it's going to be left here.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@MrTomFTW Hyper Bowel is the worst.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@marcsmashing Look up libel law.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@Cidi There's working under a fake name & using a pseudonym.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@riceNpea I'm grimly fascinated but also HOLY HELL NO.
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Retroid

3 years ago

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Retroid

3 years ago

@BoredGame
Acting like a woman can do no wrong just because she has tits
No-one's doing that.
is just as childish and sexually immature as what the GG morons do.
We can agree on that.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@Rogueywon She worked on PR, not localisation.

Tiny detail, that.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@BoredGame It simply smacks of technicality for me.
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Retroid

3 years ago

@BoredGame I trust Nintendo will go through every single employee & fire *everyone else* who sometimes does an extra job. Yep.
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Retroid

3 years ago

Dredging up a hypothetical argument made in a paper she wrote years back & using it as a basis for 'she supports paedos' is pretty damned low, and that's precisely what the Daily Stormer - a White Nationalist site - were doing.

Let that sink in for a moment. A White Power website was doing this.
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Fable developer Lionhead Studios to shut down

Retroid

3 years ago

MS do seem to be losing their way when it comes to Xbox. Closing an exclusive developer?

Surely Fable 1-3 remastered on Xbone should've been a no-brainer?

But no. A multiplayer title no-one seemed particularly enthused about.
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There's a waft of dodgy about the Coleco Chameleon console

Retroid

3 years ago

Dodgy as all hell.
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Disgraced senator who campaigned against violent video games jailed

Retroid

3 years ago

Opportunistic arsehole is opportunistic arsehole shocker.
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