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In Topic: Why do people actively hate "pre-NES" consoles?

Today, 12:54 PM

I would have been about seventeen.  In my high school nobody was talking about video games.  The kiddie stuff was obviously from the toy robot which was in most of the nintendo tv commercials, I barely heard anything from Sega at that time.  The side scrolling platformers didn't interest me much and still don't.  Zelda is great but again, fantasy rpgs weren't of interest either.  Even when I got Treasure of Tarmin for Intellivision, a quality cartridge, that kind of game wasn't for me.  The light gun didn't help either.

 

I had no problem playing NES games throughout my high school years ('89 to '92), but once I became a senior I just felt like I got as much as I can out of playing NES or any console games.  Meanwhile I was getting exposed to computer games on the Macs we had in class and they were starting to appeal to me more.  So I wanted a personal computer for a graduation gift which I got not only for the more advance type of games but also used it for college stuff like term papers.  I guess I matured right along with the technology at the time.

 

And yet I now play NES games on my high end gaming PC, so go figure... :D


In Topic: Huawei Is Launching A New Gaming Phone To Rival The Switch

Today, 11:47 AM

Usually "gaming" phones aren't that much more powerful than other smartphones but they get "bling" up like gaming PC accesories (especially the RGB lighting).

 

In other words lt's like putting racing stripes and a spoiler on a Honda and expecting it to run faster and get chicks... :roll:


In Topic: Star Trek (Strategic Operations Simulator)

Yesterday, 9:23 AM

The arcade version made use of both the overhead radar and 1st POV screen for aiming, but the home versions was mostly played using the radar while the bottom screen had to "draw" raster stills. (Especially with the star field being replaced with a blue sky??)

 

But it's still a good game to play at home since it feels like a real time version of NetTrek.


In Topic: Advertisements that teach you how to play

Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:06 AM

Here's an ad that's pretty much a walkthrough of the whole game...

 

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There was a two page ad that came out before but I couldn't find it online.  Still it made me want to play the game even if it was like a ten year wait...


In Topic: Why do people actively hate "pre-NES" consoles?

Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:41 PM

 

Are you kidding me? Why in the world am I only finding out this is a thing in 2018??? 

 

I didn't even bother using that continue code since I use warp pipes... ;D