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#4117452 PlayStation Classic (mini) is coming...............

Posted by MrMaddog on Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 AM

YouTube will be infected with a bunch of 20-something gamer vids making 23 minute rant videos about this, even before it's released.


"hey guys, derpgamer here, and you probably heard about the playstation classic..... " (20 minutes of yammering)


Yeah, many 20-something kids are crying that's it's not 99 games for $20 dollars.... :roll:


And yet no one complained when Nintendo release their Mini Classics with less games than the Virtual Console service.  #Entilement


Anyways to me this is another collectable item and that's fine by me.

#4117242 Introducing the Nintendo Game Boy Micro Classic Edition

Posted by MrMaddog on Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15 PM

"Bu...bu...but I'm paying a subscription to play the same games on the Switch!?"

#4113895 Sensible Soccer hard as F***!

Posted by MrMaddog on Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:26 AM

Some of my personal observations:


I remember trying out a demo of Sensi from ST Format and it played just fine for me, they only had "good" teams on it I suppose.


Many years later I tried a demo of SWOS on the 360 and in spite of the smooth controls I couldn't do well at all.  For me it was hard to see the smaller sprites on a larger flatscreen.  So I'm wondering if Senisible Socccer games were meant more for playing on a computer monitor where you're much closer to the screen than playing any console versions on a TV?

#4113011 A "what if" fantasy island subforum

Posted by MrMaddog on Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:58 PM

Hey, I'm up for a what-if subforum for fun cause I got tons of ideas.


It's a shame that the OP in "those" threads was doing them to be a dochebag troll... :P

#4111426 Would the Vectrex have changed gaming forever if it had a raster display?

Posted by MrMaddog on Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:00 PM

I bet the Rastrax was one of the supported systems on the Zimba 4000...

#4110661 Would the Vectrex have changed gaming forever if it had a raster display?

Posted by MrMaddog on Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:13 PM



Your recorded historical facts are no match for my Magical Childhood.....

#4109976 Happy 19th Birthday Dreamcast!

Posted by MrMaddog on Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:10 AM

Actually I preordered a PS2 because I had a Playstation at the time.  But the shipping shortages bumped my preorder down to a few months after it's debut so I was PO'ed about it.


Then I heard about the Dreamcast port of Gauntlet Legends that was better than the N64 version so I canceled my PS2 preorder and got a Sega Sports Dreamcast instead.  Never regretted it...  I loved the fact that I finally had a console that was just as good as my PC games between online playing and support for VGA monitors and keyboards through adapters.


It's a shame it had a short life, but there's a resurgance of a sort between HD remakes of Dreamcast games and the ReDream emulator that upscales games to 1080p.

#4109178 Was killing the 5200 early one of the most fatal mistakes Atari ever made?

Posted by MrMaddog on Sun Sep 9, 2018 3:46 AM

I'm with him on this. You pose a question, then you slap down everyone else's observations on the subject. If you want to have an open discussion on these topics, let others have their say. If you only want to offer your opinion, do that, but don't present your posts as questions open to discussion by the community.


Yeah lately we're getting posts from newbs that are basically, "What's your opinion?  I'll tell you what it is!"


Normally I would love responding to what if's like this, but I don't have time for pissing contests....

#4107844 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by MrMaddog on Fri Sep 7, 2018 9:55 AM

It's always equal parts sad and fascinating watching someone have a complete mental breakdown.


I know, people like that need to be studied under labortory conditions in order to quanatine them from the rest of socitey to prevent epidemic outbreaks of stupity...


That's the loser I mentioned in the other VCS thread, part of the generation of "For The Children" that politicians in the 90's wanted to ban video games for...and now they're continuing the work of Jack Thompson & Joe Lieberman as "gamers".

#4104438 5200 Doom

Posted by MrMaddog on Sun Sep 2, 2018 8:42 PM

Well at least a Wolfenstein game might be possible on Atari 8-bit hardware...




Bank switching on a 5200 cart might be an issue though.

#4102124 EmuParadise has removed its entire library of retro game ROMs and ISOs

Posted by MrMaddog on Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:33 AM

Very good point... Music piracy went down due to iTunes and Spotify and movie piracy also went down due to video streaming services like Netflix.  Granted the studios no longer get royalties per album but they get enough per subscriber.  Video game publishers can learn a thing or two from this.


If Nintendo wants to stop ROM downloads w/o PO'ing their fans than all they have to do is make Mini Classics available (without purposively holding back supplies to buiild up "loyality" like they did in '88) and even offer their Virtual Console service on them so people don't have to rely on old outdated systems like the Wii and 3DS.

#4091322 "Who Killed the Atari ST?" 1989 article on Atari computers

Posted by MrMaddog on Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 AM


That's right!


Sales of Windows 10 have been sluggish, and many users have preferred to stick with their Windows 7, Windows 8 and even Windows XP....


But Satya Nadella has a cunning plan!  Get Darek to release an updated version of his coveted Atari ST "Gemulator" on Windows 10!  Sales are going to be huge....


It's the new killer app.


Why not? I'll take good ol' GEM over Win 10's constant crappy updates... :D

#4087991 EmuParadise has removed its entire library of retro game ROMs and ISOs

Posted by MrMaddog on Wed Aug 8, 2018 11:37 PM

The thing was Emuparadise had already removed 1st party Nintendo games b/c the Big N was still selling them (via Mini Classics) but even that wasn't enough.


I can understand if they were selling them digitally for any platform like Atari & Sega does, but while Nintendo had the Virtual Console service for their previous systems but not for the Switch.  So what happens when they shut down Virtual Console for good?  And also the fact they they keep selling Mini Classics in small amounts doesn't help matters either.  Plus what happens when "real hardware" consoles die off? How will people be able to play the original Super Mario Bros. in the future if the game's no longer available digitally (legal or otherwise)?

#4083296 PC Game Deals

Posted by MrMaddog on Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:06 PM

So they reeled in enough people with freebies that they dropped it probably because it backfired more than paid off.  I wish they'd still offer up all their stuff on other services, Origin isn't good.


I got enough "free" games off Origin, but ended up re-buying them from GOG for DRM-free versions to use with my custom DOSbox setup.  Go figure...

#4082216 Dual port RAM, Rpi based cart.

Posted by MrMaddog on Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:37 AM

I wish someone would use modern technology to make a better 5200 controller...


Seriously, I like to see something like a arcade joystick intergrated with the trackball controller and round fire buttons.