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About deepthaw

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    Adulthood is overrated
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    Nerdy stuff
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    Wizardry Llylgamyn Saga on Super Famicom
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    Probably some kind of RPG or maybe Thunderforce IV

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  1. In my younger, more skilled days, I played through the entirety of SMB2J. The "too difficult" moniker is correct. It's not a challenging kind of fun, it's a poor design and frustration kind of difficult. As others have said, it feels like a romhack. SMB2 USA was a superior game and a superior sequel.
  2. That new Boston Dynamics video was only a few steps away from pure dystopia. So I took those steps.




    1. Keatah


      ..aaand what video might that be?

    2. GoldLeader


      So,  you took their video and added the Terminator music?   (Which is actually pretty funny haha)...

    3. GoldLeader


      I mean,  we were all thinking it...

  3. Having gone back to read replies... Are people seriously bothered by this? Web hosting isn’t free. A lot of work goes into this site. They need a way to monetize users like me who visit sporadically enough that a $5/month sub is more than I feel would be worth throwing at it.
  4. Ads on a site like this are the type I'd be most likely to click on, because I imagine it's such a specific audience that stuff is actually relevant to me.
  5. I'd try prowling through the CRPG Addict's archives. He focuses on PC CRPGs but he's played a *lot* of obscure ones. http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/ Is it Legend? http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/2018/04/game-288-legend-1992.html
  6. Pulled an old PC out of storage to repurpose into a Minecraft server for my friends to play on. I'm seriously having more fun tweaking it than they are playing it.

    1. Keatah


      Yup. That's common.

    1. save2600


      Got mine for $30 at LameStop. Still have yet to even use it and probably never will. So long as I have a real system anyway. :P

    2. retrorandy


      I got mine from Gamestop and have been playing quite a bit. I like that it is so quick & easy to load the games. 
      Joystick is not great, but I've solved that with an old Gravis Gamepad PRO. 

      To me it's a great value at $30. I look forward to the full size version. It might just be that I am nostalgic about the C64. I owned one for many years. It was a great early 8 bit computer. 

    3. GoldLeader


      I'm pretty tired...Did you say $40 for a Chevy Citation?

  7. Keep rearranging my home, but I think we've finally settled on the half-converted attic becoming a library/office. Would also be a nice place to put my retrogame room, if only CRTs weren't 5 million tons and would have to go up stairs.

  8. Anybody else played TIS-100? Friend gifted it to me and I'm hooked.

    1. BurritoBeans


      All those Zachtronics games are a ton of fun, I think Shenzhen I/O was my favorite but TIS-100 was definitely good - can't go wrong with any of them.

    2. deepthaw


      I've been forcing myself to not use walkthroughs or anything for TIS-100. Feels so good to figure them out for myself, then go back when I've learned more from later puzzles to optimize my earlier ones.

  9. Got accepted into the GeForce Now beta a month or so ago, but finally decided to give it a spin. Bought Doom 2016 which my PC can't really run at all, and played it for about two hours last night. Have 500Mbps Internet at home, connected via 5Ghz wifi (I know, I should be doing Ethernet.) Worked surprisingly well. I can't really notice any input lag, and while the image quality is noticably softer and mpeg-y, the game's been a hell of a lot of fun to play this. I'd still prefer to be able to play it on my own machine, but the technology for this definitely seems better than expected.
  10. Yeah, these devs need to be careful openly pulling off this kind of black magic for fear of being burned at the stake for witchcraft.
  11. Read about Dandy using some neat tricks to get all of its monsters on screen, and it got me wondering: Did Gauntlet use any similar tricks to get the screen-filling number of monsters you saw, or was the hardware just able to handle that many sprites at once naturally?
  12. 8-Bit guy is working with some other folks (including Bill Herd) to design his own 8/16-bit computer in the style of classic Commodore machines.
  13. Gremlins 2 is what happens when a director is pressured into making a sequel he doesn't want to make and somehow ends up with total creative control.
  14. CSS for status updates needs an update. Let's admit it, this is how we already use it (self included.)
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