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  1. OK fair enough.  DK Junior just looks so ugly though!  I hate the 2600 port!  Merlin's Walls may look and play like ass (I admit I haven't played it), but it's considered a homebrew is it not?  Seems unfair to lump homebrews in - maybe a separate list would be better?


    Basic Math is present but no love (err, hate) for Eli's Ladder?  Karate is pretty damn awful and would probably be my #1.  Sssnake is a solid choice for the list too but Bugs (also by Data Age) is right up there and it holds a special, bitter place in my heart.  I bought Bugs with birthday money as a kid and I think I'm still sour about it!

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  2. If you insist on including Donkey Kong, then you must include Donkey Kong Junior which was many, MANY times worse than DK.  DK was actually playable and I would say it falls nowhere near the bottom 10 of the *entire* 2600 library.


    Also should Merlin's Walls be included since it came out after the 2600's lifespan?

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  3. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/04/turbografx-16-mini-review-mostly-best-in-class-retro-gaming-sometimes-wtf


    Ars Technica review of the TG16 Mini.  The controllers seem nice since they appear to be almost exactly the same as the originals.


    The selection of games is rather weird though.  Neutopia I and II in both English *and* Japanese?  Why??  That is so dumb.  In fact, it's my opinion that NO Japanese games (as good and plentiful as they are) should be included on a TG16 Mini.


    I know some people will be overjoyed to own this, but I'll be taking a pass.  My brief time with the NES Classic was enough to demonstrate that the lag and silly selection of games aren't worth it (to me).

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  4. On 3/25/2020 at 2:28 PM, stupus said:

    Yeah, its a crazy 1 sided system. No reason to even have an option for sellers to give feedback if it can only be positive.

    And last i read its actually against ebay policy to leave any non positive comments in a positive feedback post.

    The buyer can have them easily removed and the seller can actually get a strike for doing so. WTF!

    It was a big change when eBay stopped allowing sellers to leave negative feedback.  Overall, I think it was for the best though.  Too many sellers were using (or were able to use) feedback as leverage or petty "revenge" for a negative from an unsatisfied buyer.  I think there should still be -some- option for sellers to leave feedback on non-paying bidders or other troublemakers without having to make it "positive."


    I am curious though @stupus, did you end up leaving feedback for him with your remarks?

  5. I picked up some uncommon AES games from scandl71 and everything went wonderfully.  They are authentic and he was always friendly and responsive in our correspondence.  I couldn't have hoped for a better transaction.  Cheers!  =D

  6. Well there are only so many racing games on the Dreamcast, and even fewer that race with cars.  It shouldn't be too hard to figure out which one, but I'm too lazy to search for ya.  My best guess though would be Metropolis Street Racer.  (I don't believe Speed Devils has licensed models, though it's been years since I played it.)

  7. Both of those sound great too, especially Berzerk which has always been a favorite of mine.


    If you do plan to make further wraps, perhaps I can suggest an "overall" Vectrex theme with logos and artwork from all the games, or at least the more notable ones?  That way it would give the Vectrex more of an "arcade in a box" feel rather than focusing on just one game.


    Still, that Minestorm skin is very easy on the eyes.  Impressive work!

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  8. I have to disagree with you @Tempest only because Super Mario 64 and SoulCalibur exist. ;)


    I feel like I'm the same boat as most of you: not in a huge hurry to have a PS5.  I waited about 2 years before buying a PS3 due to the price, and it worked out great because, during that time, Sony released the DS3 instead of the crappy Sixaxis it originally shipped with.  Waited about a year to buy a PS4 simply due finishing games on PS3 and a lack of must-have early titles.


    I don't think PS5 launch will be any different.

  9. I won't say it's an A+ game either, but I've always loved it and thought it head and shoulders above the majority of the 2600 library.  Enjoyed your review though.


    Side thought: is there any chance River Raid was a direct inspiration for Xevious, which came out a year later?

  10. 4 hours ago, TankedThomas said:

    @Paul Slocum's estimate of June at best is probably accurate right now. But I wouldn't be surprised if it gets delayed even past that. 

    I think we all know the coronavirus will be the excuse Atari desperately needed to shut the whole project down, while offering their sincerest apologies to the backers in that really hard-to-write email.

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  11. Games are always best on original hardware, end of story.  That assumes of course that everything is in working order.  Over the last 2 years I have started toying with emulation (RetroPie, then Hyperspin) and I would say the main draw is the convenience.  If I pull out a cart, for instance, I have to clean it with 91% alcohol/Q-tips before I even start it and that shit takes time away from gaming.  NES carts are usually the dirtiest!  It's still my preferred way to play though, even with the hassle.


    I adore emulation for MAME and older (or foreign) computers that I don't have.

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  12. Heh, it's interesting that the value of Devil's Third shot up like that when most Wii U game values seem to be falling (at least for now, they'll only go up many years down the line).  Hello Kitty Kruisers was selling for over $100 at one point and now seems to be about half that according to GVN.  Having played both, neither one is worth that much!

  13. I also agree the answer is no, and like others have said or suggested, it was really the 32X that started SEGA's downward spiral.  There was no saving the Saturn, but (to look on the positive side) I think the best thing to come of its poor reception and failure is that it made the launch of the Dreamcast one of the most exciting console launches ever.

  14. Yowch, you're a tough critic.  I personally felt the game was incredible, with interesting characters and top-notch production values.


    I can't respond to all of your points, but mainly wanted to say that though the game's characters are androids, imo the devs were trying to make a parallel with those in our society who are overlooked, silenced and oppressed.


    Loved every minute of the game.  Easy plat, too.

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