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    Nice to see some fellow gamers on here!

    Like some of you, I find a lot of the AAA 'big' games these days to be generic and more of the same. Another year, another series of generic shooters and sports games. A lot of them are now just vehicles for selling off microtransactions and loot boxes. Basically a way to get kids hooked on gambling. The indie and mid-size scene feels, to me, very much like the home computer game scene of the 80s and '90s felt...it had soul, passion, creativity and sheer fun.

    I was quite tempted by No Man's Sky, which looks like it is finally complete. Does it have an ending?

    Apart from that, I am a demon for adventure and RPG games, and Steam is a goldmine for such things. I recently played through the Secret Files adventure games and the first Phantasmagoria, on Good Old Games. That was an experience!

    Still, going back to games you loved as a kid can be a disappointing experience. A couple of times a year, I fire up the Spectrum Emulator in the hopes of capturing some of that joy and wonder I felt, playing those old games as a kid. And then you start playing them. You realise how frustrating, slow and almost 'broken' a lot of them were. I recently played the Spectrum version of OutRun via emulator. I played it to death back in 1988. I could barely stand 5 minutes now. It was slow as old people shagging.

    As we all know, the only playground debate that matters is Spectrum vs Commodore 64.

    (Spectrum wins, obviously)

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    I had great times during the 80s on my Sega megadrive...here are a few games i remember playing.

    METAL SLUG, GHOSTS AND GHOULS, PAGEMASTER, DICK TRACY, BALLZ, ECCO THE DOLPHIN, ROBOCOP, GOLDENAXE,TEKKEN, MICRO MACHINES...ALL NOW ASSIGNED TO THE SKIP
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco_Puppy View Post
    Nice to see some fellow gamers on here!

    Like some of you, I find a lot of the AAA 'big' games these days to be generic and more of the same. Another year, another series of generic shooters and sports games. A lot of them are now just vehicles for selling off microtransactions and loot boxes. Basically a way to get kids hooked on gambling. The indie and mid-size scene feels, to me, very much like the home computer game scene of the 80s and '90s felt...it had soul, passion, creativity and sheer fun.

    I was quite tempted by No Man's Sky, which looks like it is finally complete. Does it have an ending?

    Apart from that, I am a demon for adventure and RPG games, and Steam is a goldmine for such things. I recently played through the Secret Files adventure games and the first Phantasmagoria, on Good Old Games. That was an experience!

    Still, going back to games you loved as a kid can be a disappointing experience. A couple of times a year, I fire up the Spectrum Emulator in the hopes of capturing some of that joy and wonder I felt, playing those old games as a kid. And then you start playing them. You realise how frustrating, slow and almost 'broken' a lot of them were. I recently played the Spectrum version of OutRun via emulator. I played it to death back in 1988. I could barely stand 5 minutes now. It was slow as old people shagging.

    As we all know, the only playground debate that matters is Spectrum vs Commodore 64.

    (Spectrum wins, obviously)
    Beatles v Stones ( Beatles landslide)

    T.Rex v Slade ( T. Rex kills then lol)

    ...
    Oasis v Blur ( I still love Oasis music ) but Iíve hated NoelG since his vitriolic outburst at Michael Hutchence when the INXS singer was presenting Oasis with an award !!

    Hutchence was embarrassed and absolutely devastated at the immensely public insults and it was mentioned as a contributing factor in his eventual death ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Beatles v Stones ( Beatles landslide)

    T.Rex v Slade ( T. Rex kills then lol)

    ...
    Oasis v Blur ( I still love Oasis music ) but I’ve hated NoelG since his vitriolic outburst at Michael Hutchence when the INXS singer was presenting Oasis with an award !!

    Hutchence was embarrassed and absolutely devastated at the immensely public insults and it was mentioned as a contributing factor in his eventual death ..

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    Wrong thread perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Wrong thread perhaps?
    Not really ... I admit I did go on a slight tangent but it was a direct reference to the final paragraph of #11 and it is a forum after all ..

    Apologies if anyoneís miffed at my transgression ..


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    Just need to work out the cheapest way of playing Star Wars Rogue Squadron ... think I last played it on the N64 ??

    I do have an old Nintendo Cube in the loft but I donít think it had that specific game ..


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    Similar background to the OP.
    Started with a Speccy 48k, then the 128k, then Amiga and now an Xbox One, on which I've lost whole weekends playing Elite Dangerous. Have recently treated myself to a Windows 10 gaming laptop and am enjoying the Lovecraft inspired Darkest Dungeon and the WW1 flight sim Rise of Flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Not really ... I admit I did go on a slight tangent but it was a direct reference to the final paragraph of #11 and it is a forum after all ..

    Apologies if anyone’s miffed at my transgression ..


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    Ah!...No apology necessary now i've seen it, another one might be Blue Peter v Magpie.
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    Blue Peter for me

    Another slight tangent but why I earth did they move Blue Peter from BBC1 to the wasteland of kiddies channels ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Just need to work out the cheapest way of playing Star Wars Rogue Squadron ... think I last played it on the N64 ??

    I do have an old Nintendo Cube in the loft but I don’t think it had that specific game ..
    The gamecube _does_ have Rogue Squadron II and II, which are still two of my favourite Star Wars games to date.

    If you pick up an old Nintendo Wii (with the gamecube ports) you can play them in that (if you have the discs) and saves on wear and tear on the cube. My gamecube had some display issues so the Wii is how I play my gamecube games nowadays.

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