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  1. I just got access to Microsoft's Beta for game streaming to Android and iOS. However, it requires a Xbox style controller. What's the best controller option for Android these days? There are many choices on Amazon, but I'm not really sure what the Pros and Cons are. Edit - the Xbox controllers that I already have don't seem to be new enough to have BT.
  2. I agree with the advice on this thread to continue digging into the 2600 However, there are really only 2 choices as the NEXT 2nd gen system, and they have both been mentioned here. 1) Intellivision 2) Odyssey 2 The Intellivision library is more diverse and games were produced for it for about the same duration as the 2600, so there is more to discover within its library. However, the Odyssey 2 is no slouch when it comes to delivering compelling arcade-style action. The Odyssey 2 also has probably the cheapest multi-cart around (Packrat was selling some), and while there have been some good homebrews, the original library is still "good enough" for that console. A rather distant 3rd IMO would be the Astrovision/Astrocade, but it is rather difficult and expensive to track down a working one. An even more distant 4th place for me is the Fairchild Ch. F which just does not deliver the same compelling gaming experiences as 1-3. In all cases, you should try the excellent emulators to help you decide.
  3. You can adjust the difficulty at any time. They knew this was a problem, the manual even suggests adjusting the difficulty. Sometimes you'll level up and an area that was crazy easy becomes almost impossible. There's just a general balance problem with that game, but the difficulty is right there in the menus.
  4. I finished all the required challenges on the PC game Human Resource Machine. This is basically a procedural programming 101 course turned into a game. Somehow they managed to make it fun. I really got into it, but YMMV.
  5. Yes, Tomb Raider (2013) was, maybe still is, free. If you haven't played it, it is excellent. I liked it better than Uncharted.
  6. PC Human Resource Machine 1023 Shadow of the Tomb Raider 56 Slay the Spire 178 Tracks - The Train Set Game 24 XOne A Way Out 96 Flame in the Flood, The 109 I finished all the main story challenges on Human Resource Machine, but I might go back and play some of the optional ones. I also got access to Microsoft's game streaming beta which let me play Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I can stream to Android and Win10 during the beta, so I'll probably dink around with that. I'm looking forward to trying Kingdom Come: Deliverance without having to download a 90+ gb file.
  7. You might want to contact the Free Play Arcade Community Group in DFW. I'm sure you are advertising in multiple places but the folks that run that specific group are very active in buying/selling cabs. If the goal is to move fast, they can probably help.
  8. I actually still use my GP2x Wiz. I guess I might consider getting another as I am familiar with it. How is the screen on yours? A lot of them have spotting that gets worse and worse with time.
  9. Are you saying that before this last update it wasn't doing that at all? My main Xbox dashboard has had tiles with my last few apps on it for a very long time. More than a year easily.
  10. Hmmm - I may need to research that. Its been a while, and I don't immediately remember.
  11. I REALLY liked this game. I think it is the best Quantic Dream game even though Detroit: Become Human has its fans too. You should check that one out and Heavy Rain. The controls don't get any better though - LOL.
  12. I went the easy route on a couple of games recently Celeste (XBox One) - I've described this before as a series of enjoyable beatings. I played through each of the initial levels and the epilogue at least once. I collected 4 of the crystal hearts which are kind of like hidden optional prizes in each level. I consider myself to be done with the game, BUT is it "Beaten?" Not really. This game now has almost triple the original content thanks to a recent free DLC called "Farewell." I tried some of the Farewell content and it . . . beat me - LOL. I may go back to Celeste at some point, but I'm definitely done with it for a while. Thimbleweed Park (Xbox Gamepass for PC)- I opted for an easier route on this one too as it is about to leave XBox gamepass on Tuesday. I finished the game on "Casual" difficulty and only had to use the built-in hint system 2x. A very quick glance at some online walkthroughs reveals that there is A LOT more content on the harder difficulty, so I guess I have that to look forward to if I ever buy a copy of this game outside of gamepass. I'll say that the game really did feel like and old school point and click with some quality of life improvements. I liked the story in that I didn't see the twist coming. However, I think they sort of buried the best character into a supporting role. My favorite character was Delores and we weren't introduced to her until several hours into the game. By contrast, the two agents who are on all the game art and you control from the beginning felt kinda bland. The actors also made choices to limit their vocal performances which made them less dynamic and interesting. Old Man's Journey (XBox One) - If you don't know about this game, you should check it out. It is a short story driven adventure with no dialog. The game action consists of typical mouse-based "click here to move" type stuff with some ability to move around the scenery. It was enjoyable and only took about 2.5 hours.
  13. (sorry about the different fonts - it is harder to keep track when editing stuff like that on this new version of the forum) PC: Human Resource Machine 779 Painter's Guild 173 Slay the Spire 173 Thimbleweed Park 441 X360: Fable: Heroes 144 Xone: A Way Out 34 Celeste 255 Old Man's Journey 154 Edit to add some commentary: Human Resource Machine - I'm not sure when I bought this, but it was probably part of a Humble Bundle at some point. The game consists of various programming challenges that you solve through the use of simple commands that the game gives you. Stuff like "Copyto" to initialize variables and "Jump" to use looping. I really got pulled into a few of the optional challenges that are harder than the base game. I'm not sure how they have actually made this fun, but I'm really enjoying it. Could be a "lightning in a bottle" situation here as describing it doesn't do it justice. Celeste - I've described this before as a series of enjoyable beatings. I played through each of the initial levels and the epilogue at least once. I collected 4 of the crystal hearts which are kind of like hidden optional prizes in each level. I consider myself to be done with the game, BUT is it "Beaten?" Not really. This game now has almost triple the original content thanks to a recent free DLC called "Farewell." I tried some of the Farewell content and it . . . beat me - LOL. I may go back to Celeste at some point, but I'm definitely done with it for a while. Thimbleweed Park - I opted for an easier route on this one too as it is about to leave XBox gamepass on Tuesday. I finished the game on "Casual" difficulty and only had to use the built-in hint system 2x. A very quick glance at some online walkthroughs reveals that there is A LOT more content on the harder difficulty, so I guess I have that to look forward to if I ever buy a copy of this game outside of gamepass. I'll say that the game really did feel like an old school point and click with some quality of life improvements. I liked the story in that I didn't see the twist coming. However, I think they sort of buried the best character into a supporting role. My favorite character was Delores, and we weren't introduced to her until several hours into the game. By contrast, the two agents who are on all the game art and you control from the beginning felt kinda bland. The actors also made choices to limit their vocal performances which made them less dynamic and interesting. Old Man's Journey - If you don't know about this game, you should check it out. It is a short story driven adventure with no dialog. The game action consists of typical mouse-based "click here to move" type stuff with some ability to move around the scenery. It was enjoyable and only took about 2.5 hours.
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