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#3812915 Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer

Posted by LionHearted78 on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:26 AM

I thought it was awesome that they were playing Dragons Lair at the arcade in the opening scene. Was cool that it started out with them in a classic arcade. Lots of great 1984 references overall in the trailers. As if I wasn't already excited enough for the season 2, this latest trailer has me SUPER pumped. I need to hurry up and fast forward to the end of October!!

#3804533 Why change the joystick?

Posted by LionHearted78 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:00 PM

I never was a fan of the 2600 joysticks... they always felt VERY stiff. 


I liked what they tried to do with the 5200 analog sticks, like having a PAUSE feature...although the keys I could have done without. Just too bad that they were suited better for doorstops than they were gaming. 

#3803439 Rom Hunter's V13 Old Era Collection Now Online

Posted by LionHearted78 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:38 AM

Happy belated Birthday! Thanks for this great rom set. Always a pain to find a full Atari romset that is free of bugs and other BS

#3802828 Which is the Best Way to Experience NES Games?

Posted by LionHearted78 on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:32 AM

Depending on the games you want it might actually be cheaper to purchase an NES and the games you wanted to play, rather than waste 200$ on an NES mini from a scalper (please don't purchase from those guys)


an alternate route would be building/buying a Rasberry Pi and build a retropie, which would allow you to emulate a number of games conveniently. It's basically like having an NES classic(mini) and allows you to play a number of different systems. It's easy to set up yourself and there are a number of different tutorials on how to DIY

#3787661 Switch ultimately outselling Wii?

Posted by LionHearted78 on Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:18 AM

It's a great debate to be had really. I honestly think that once this next holiday season is over, you will start seeing the Switch launch window as being pretty favorable. More  so than a lot consoles in recent memory. They already had a GOTY candidate in Zelda at launch. Mario before the end of the year, then a Kirby and Yoshi game before the end of winter 2018. Then you probably have Metroid Prime 4 later in 2018 Pokemon on the horizon as well... Not to mention bringing over Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 2 ...and a bunch of other great titles, that's one of the better first year launch windows that a console has had in awhile. Especially a Nintendo console. It's also a great sign to see 3rd party titles like Rocket League and Skyrim as well as EA sports titles for the systems long-term survival.


The system itself is very solid and versatile. I was cautiously optimistic at first, but now after owning mine for about a month, I'm totally sold. It's great. Love being able to play at home as well as on the go. System is solid and the games look great. Now that they have announced a few of the details of the Online platform, Things are definitely on the rise. The price point is pretty close to on the money for a lot of people to adopt the platform and it's designed to fit into most peoples lifestyle. 


I really could see this thing being one of the best selling Nintendo consoles of all time. Even in a time where dedicated consoles are on the decline. 

#3778185 Coleco strong-arming homebrew publishers and fan sites

Posted by LionHearted78 on Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:18 AM

Atari Age. You never cease to amaze me about the level of depth that you dig up. You guys really are super sleuths. Always amusing how utterly and completely you can bitch-slap down aholes like the guys associated with these crazy stories regarding Coleco. You all are my heroes. 


With regards to the story in itself. It's just utter stupidity to strong arm the fans and the ONLY POSITIVE REASON WHY YOUR BRAND EXISTS on the internet. These people are either smoking copious amounts of crack, or they are INSANE. 


Great read! 

#3675605 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by LionHearted78 on Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:50 PM

I really can't believe the way that Mr. Kennedy decided to address this whole debacle. Even a year later after initially hearing about all of this, I'm dumbfounded regarding the way this was addressed. Almost like it would have been better to say nothing at all. 

So you are looking to start this Coleco project  and basically do no research into whom your hiring or to even check if they are qualified to do what they say they can do, despite the aforementioned issues with the original idea, never take one look at what was being made, if it worked correctly, how it ran...etc. Why in the world would you feel confident going to ANY convention with no knowledge on anything regarding the development, how the unit worked or what was going on with the project at all?? What sort of person managing a project and trying to build a multi-million dollar Kickstarter campaign would do something like that? You either have to be an effing MORON or you know you are trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes AGAIN. In this case it sounds like a little bit of both. 


I in no way would go into a convention presenting ANY type of product without knowing 100% how the unit was built, what hardware it ran off of and the development process. Especially for such a high profile project. 


How can you complain about someones criminal history if you never bothered to look into ANY of that before you hired the person? I'm not saying that "Lee" wasn't shady, but people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. 


With regards to anyone that signed onto the project to possibly develop games, why would you do so without seeing a working demo and meeting with the entire team? Who the hell in business takes peoples words for stuff without any proof? Not to beat a dead horse, but hopefully these people have learned a valuable business lesson. One that they probably should have learned LONG ago. 

#3674813 Baseball Stars for the NES

Posted by LionHearted78 on Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:13 PM

I'm not even a huge fan of baseball, but this game is certainly among my favorites for Retro Baseball titles. (probably a tie with Ken Griffey for SNES)


I've played the NES versions as well as the NEO Geo Versions. Both are solid, but I have more experience with the NES title.


It really is crazy how much content they put into that cart. Making your own team, being able to FULLY customize the team by hiring and firing players, and leveling them up. Then being able to save it all...which was all just crazy for those days. Great gameplay too! Really awesome how playable it still is after all these years!