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#441 User is offline   NCBuccofan 

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 11:58 AM

This is interesting for the sports gamers.

http://kotaku.com/th...ired-1787066077

The pic of Garnett vs Kobe is funny, and goes to show how far technology has come in 20 years.

Looks like Jagr and Bartolo are the only 16 bit players left.
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 12:08 PM

View PostMa13tt0, on 28 September 2016 - 10:19 AM, said:

I completely agree. Anymore now I have such a backlog of games that by the time I work my through them to play something that came out recently its pretty cheap. If I spend $60 on a game its gotta be something I really really want to play right away. Battlefield 1 is about the only one I'm looking forward to that much.


If you happen to play on PC I recommend checking out Humblebundle.com every so often. You can get some decent bundles and you can choose how much goes to charities. Some bundles are really good, some not so much. Another place I recommend just checking out is https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedeals. Theres a lot there, and sometimes its for non-US countries, but they'll let you know if theres a good deal going on or if a sale starts or ends soon.


Sweet, thanks.

Battlefield does look pretty sweet. I think I might let you play it first and give us a review, but you are right, it does look like a game worth dropping the $60.
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:57 PM

View PostNCBuccofan, on 28 September 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

Sweet, thanks.

Battlefield does look pretty sweet. I think I might let you play it first and give us a review, but you are right, it does look like a game worth dropping the $60.


I tried the beta and it was a lot of fun. But I also got burned by Battlefield 4's launch which was absolute shit. So I'm excited but I'm also trying to temper my excitement.
"Penguin and ma13tt0 vindicated" - PF82 12/12/12 8:35 PM
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

Anybody else get to try the For Honor closed-Beta? I played it on PC. Was unimpressed by it. I tried doing the multiplayer but after 5 minutes of waiting for them to fill out the spots (4v4) I gave up and played Doom instead.

I think this weekend is the open Beta, so maybe I'll give it another try but not holding my breath.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

View PostNCBuccofan, on 28 September 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

Sweet, thanks.

Battlefield does look pretty sweet. I think I might let you play it first and give us a review, but you are right, it does look like a game worth dropping the $60.

Battlefield is a lot of fun
Jose Tabata, Pedro Alvarez, and Andrew McCutchen are the new Jason Kendall, Brian Giles, and Kevin Young (in his prime) players that are good, but surrounded by crap which will make them losers.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

Picked up the Nintendo Switch and new Zelda game today. Kind of amazing how small the actual system is. Also interesting to see them go to very small cartridges. The game is crazy for a Zelda game. It is a bit overwhelming how large the world seems.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

It looks like it probably feels the way Zelda 1 felt when it was new. Haven't had the pleasure yet but I'm sold on it based on what I've seen in previews. It looks like the Zelda game that should've been.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:56 PM

As different as it is it very much feels like Zelda. I am always amazed at how Nintendo keeps the feel despite changing so much. Even the sounds are all extremely familiar if you have played past Zelda games and yet they don't sound outdated.

Also, being able to switch to the handheld is very convenient when the Pens are on.

Oh, and motion controls make the bow and arrow so much easier.
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

Hey, anyone know a legit site where you can download some classic PC games without having to worry about viruses, etc?

I'd love to have my oldest daughter start playing Oregon Trail, Seven Cities of Gold, etc., but I am so shitty and naive when it comes to downloading software online that I'm much more likely to download some Chinese malware porn than a Conestoga wagon caravan to Oregon. Help?

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 05 March 2017 - 12:40 PM, said:

Hey, anyone know a legit site where you can download some classic PC games without having to worry about viruses, etc?

I'd love to have my oldest daughter start playing Oregon Trail, Seven Cities of Gold, etc., but I am so shitty and naive when it comes to downloading software online that I'm much more likely to download some Chinese malware porn than a Conestoga wagon caravan to Oregon. Help?



https://archive.org/...ary_msdos_games

The Wayback Machine has your back and more.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

I bought an Oculus Rift off a guy on Facebook. $350 which is a pretty damn good deal. They just dropped the price to $500 but the day I bought it it was still $600. Bought the Oculus Touch controllers and it comes with a game called Robo Recall made by Epic. The game is awesome and really shows off the Rift. Its expensive but the Rift really is awesome. And thats coming from a guy that was very wary of VR. Im sold now though because it really is an amazing piece of tech. I really hope that Fallout 4 VR comes out because that would be really awesome to try.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:01 PM

What does Rift have for - like - non-gaming apps? I had to stop paying attention to it. Do they have a good web-browser yet? Art program? Stuff like that?
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:45 AM

View Postgahran, on 09 March 2017 - 11:01 PM, said:

What does Rift have for - like - non-gaming apps? I had to stop paying attention to it. Do they have a good web-browser yet? Art program? Stuff like that?


Haven't looked into the web browser. They do have some art programs but I haven't messed with them.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

Welp it's official.

Nintendo is selling a mini SuperNES with 21 games on it in September.

https://www.usatoday...mber/428631001/

They really failed with the mini Nintendo last year.
I'm expecting this one to fail just as hard
(not enough supply, crummy length controller cables, too expensive, etc.)
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

I think the idea is cool, but if you're going to sell a mini-Nintendo, why not put ALLLLLLL of the old NES games on it?

My reluctance in buying the NES was that I wasn't sure if you could then add additional games to it, or were stuck with the 21.

I think the biggest issue plaguing Nintendo is that they're always trying for the "next big thing", rather than further developing an already solid concept. I think you could make an argument that the Wii is one of the more revolutionary gaming designs in the 2010's, but despite its popularity, they more or less abandoned the idea for the far less successful Wii U and then Switch, which really has no aspects of the Wii in it.

At some point, it apparently became MUCH more lucrative to develop new consoles than it did continue to turn out high-quality games and smaller improvements for consoles, and that's when I think video gaming really went downhill.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 26 June 2017 - 01:12 PM, said:

I think the idea is cool, but if you're going to sell a mini-Nintendo, why not put ALLLLLLL of the old NES games on it?

My reluctance in buying the NES was that I wasn't sure if you could then add additional games to it, or were stuck with the 21.

I think the biggest issue plaguing Nintendo is that they're always trying for the "next big thing", rather than further developing an already solid concept. I think you could make an argument that the Wii is one of the more revolutionary gaming designs in the 2010's, but despite its popularity, they more or less abandoned the idea for the far less successful Wii U and then Switch, which really has no aspects of the Wii in it.

At some point, it apparently became MUCH more lucrative to develop new consoles than it did continue to turn out high-quality games and smaller improvements for consoles, and that's when I think video gaming really went downhill.


If you want to play old games try looking into a Rasperry Pi and emulators. Raspberry Pi's are cheap, and its not hard to find good emulators and ROMs.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:38 PM

I've actually heard a lot about the Raspberry Pi, but that's just one of those areas of computers and downloads, etc in which I am completely ignorant.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:14 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 26 June 2017 - 01:12 PM, said:

I think the idea is cool, but if you're going to sell a mini-Nintendo, why not put ALLLLLLL of the old NES games on it?

My reluctance in buying the NES was that I wasn't sure if you could then add additional games to it, or were stuck with the 21.

I think the biggest issue plaguing Nintendo is that they're always trying for the "next big thing", rather than further developing an already solid concept. I think you could make an argument that the Wii is one of the more revolutionary gaming designs in the 2010's, but despite its popularity, they more or less abandoned the idea for the far less successful Wii U and then Switch, which really has no aspects of the Wii in it.

At some point, it apparently became MUCH more lucrative to develop new consoles than it did continue to turn out high-quality games and smaller improvements for consoles, and that's when I think video gaming really went downhill.

They probably don't have the licence for all the games.
Jose Tabata, Pedro Alvarez, and Andrew McCutchen are the new Jason Kendall, Brian Giles, and Kevin Young (in his prime) players that are good, but surrounded by crap which will make them losers.
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