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#4030795 Hyperkin Xbox "Duke" Controller Review - Indepth

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat May 19, 2018 3:25 PM

Hey OldSchoolRetroGamer, you don't look so good...


The screen in the center of the controller makes me think you should be able to shake it and get predictions. "Will the Xbox One ever be able to outsell the Playstation 4?" "Outlook doubtful."

#4026552 Mini Arcade Alert!

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat May 12, 2018 11:17 PM

I'd like to find a way to use an Android phone as the hardware for a tiny arcade system. I mean, everything you need for gaming is right there except the controller, and these phones have gotten ludicrously cheap over the last four years. It just seems a shame to let that potential go to waste, or e-waste as the case may be.

Do they have an Android launcher specifically for gaming? You know, something that throws you straight into MAME so games can be run conveniently.

#4026428 New Pinball Arcade from makers of Williams Collection

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat May 12, 2018 6:40 PM

Move on from pinball!? Does Farsight do anything else? Aside from bowling and Action 52, and they probably wish people would forget about the latter.

#4026391 OK why is this Super Game Module going for so much?

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat May 12, 2018 5:27 PM

I get annoyed when this stuff ramps up in price, even if I already own it. Do you realize how much a copy of Ninja Five-O goes for on eBay? Way too much. These days, people get this stuff as status symbols, rather than to actually use them.

#4026285 Jumpman Junior Super Game Prototype Cartridge?

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat May 12, 2018 1:54 PM

I remember getting all excited when I found a VIC-20 game on eBay labeled "Wizard of Wor." It of course was not Wizard of Wor- I think it turned out to be one of those Scott Adams adventure games- and I felt like a fool for mentioning it on the Denial game forum. I feel your pain.

#4025384 1995-1998 Genesis games

Posted by Jess Ragan on Fri May 11, 2018 3:22 AM

The Majesco port of Frogger was a pleasant surprise. It was coded to be as close to the arcade game as possible, and man is it close!

#4023125 Mega Man II Full OST on Atari POKEY! (4-channel, Mono)

Posted by Jess Ragan on Mon May 7, 2018 8:00 PM

Shared the link with my friends on Twitter, and they seemed to dig it! Kind of surprised that the Atari 5200 sound chip could handle music of this complexity. POKEY dates back to 1979, correct?

#4022228 Does anyone, at all, actually like Rampage?

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sun May 6, 2018 12:54 PM

I like it for about ten stages. Then I'm ready for something else.


I think I slogged through the NES version of Rampage back in the day. There were what, 128 stages? It wasn't even one of the better conversions, so it was like two solid hours of mind-numbing mediocrity.

#4021667 Retro-Bit Super Retrocade with Capcom, Data East games

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat May 5, 2018 10:06 AM

I got bored and opened up my Super Retrocade. In case you were wondering what was poking around inside, well, this is it. I didn't notice any hidden USB ports inside the system like there is with the Genesis Flashback HD, so you'll have to find some other way to get at the firmware.

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#4021083 The Official NEO-GEO Thread!

Posted by Jess Ragan on Fri May 4, 2018 10:22 AM

How the bejabbers did you guys not cover this already?! (edit: oh, you did... it's just on another thread. My bad!)



They should have went with a red color scheme to match the old arcade units, but... this is an exciting development. Forty games, too! Crossing my fingers that it goes under the $100 bar.

#4017158 Show Us Your Modern Gaming Handheld Of Choice

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:26 PM

The PSP. Usually my 3000 but occasionally the Go, which is well suited to RPGs but maybe not so much action games. I do have a Vita (and two PSTVs... oy) but the screen got a scratch on the top and I removed the glare-proof coating trying to remove it. All the PSTVs are getting at the moment are coats of dust.

#4016912 Game.com, oh come on. There were two systems?

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:16 AM

That system was entirely about marketing. Make the rubes THINK that they're getting a superior handheld experience when it's not much more than a toy. The commercials were "extreme" and the games included ports of cutting edge console titles like Fighter's Megamix and Duke Nukem. The game.com got a lot of early coverage in game magazines, too, so you know some poor schmucks wound up buying one instead of waiting for the Game Boy Color or Neo-Geo Pocket.

#4016827 Game.com, oh come on. There were two systems?

Posted by Jess Ragan on Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:58 AM

I just thought of something delightfully sick and twisted. What if you removed all the guts of a game.com and replaced them with a Raspberry Pi or something like that? When you play it in public, people will think you've lost your mind, but no, you're actually playing good games!

#4015420 Tempest 4000

Posted by Jess Ragan on Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:34 AM

Honestly, I prefer TxK's soundtrack to T2K's. I mean, the old soundtrack from the 1990s is good, but overly familiar. Then again, so is Tempest 4000...

#4014679 The Official PSP Thread!

Posted by Jess Ragan on Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:27 PM

Top ten PSP games, you say...? That might be a good blog post later. Let me see...

Burnout Legends
Wipeout Pure
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
Sega Genesis Collection
Capcom Classics Remixed
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
Def Jam: The Takeover
Namco Museum Battle Collection
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness

Yes, many of these are collections. I don't care! They're very GOOD collections!