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∞ Vince ∞

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About ∞ Vince ∞

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  • Birthday December 17

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    London, England
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    Music, Arcade Machines, Game Programming & Design, A.I, Football, Chess, Scrabble, Cheddar, Self-Education, Study of History and Languages. I speak English, not American.
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    one of my own games and trying to figure out what type of bosses would work best
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    Bubble Bobble >EVERYTHING< Bubble Bobble

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  1. Spencer Davis. RIP. 81.

  2. An incredible game for Axel Tuanzebe.


    I rated him before but that was stellar. True PSG were well off their best, but in their own back garden, a fine fine performance and considering our injury list, I am a very happy fan!

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    2. carlsson


      I know that drops from Belladonna is used to dilate pupils and at least in ancient times was sometimes used by young women to enhance their appearance (but possibly damaging in continuous use). Whether it prevents the eyelids from dropping, I'm not sure. I believe more in cognitive behavioral therapy here.

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      Victor Lindelof. Yeah I agree 100|% with you Anders. He had a brilliant game, but can 'go missing' during games. If he were the player he sometimes is more often he would be a first choice selection. Saying that, he is not the only one. United has a problem with consistence. De Gae had his best game for 18 months or more.

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      On the eye front. Scott McTominay lost his contact lens early on in the first half so he couldn't see very well at all for half the game. Another of the occasionally brilliant players.

      I can't help feeling that Pogba's laziness is infiltrating the whole group. His slack I don't care Laissez-faire approach is no good. He should be out the door. 

  3. Question Everything

    You should question your ideas, your thoughts, your beliefs, and those of others and the things people say and tell you. What the news and media tell you, the mental stimuli your senses tell you. Ask yourself what you hate, what you love, what you are passionate about what is important and what doesn't matter.


    You can only know who you are when you figure out who you aren't.

    1. CPUWIZ


      I question this status update.

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      As you should, CPUWIZ, as you should! 🙂

    3. pacman000


      Try to stick to one question at a time tho, & always make time for sleeping, eating, etc. And don't question me about that. ;)

  4. Yes, that is right, Seedy, they did, and it fitted the target platform (and the speccy like hardware too) - Game Boy - perfectly. I don't know, you would need to ask Eli, but usually, if you had the rights at the time you developed your version of something, even if you sold them on, you still have the rights to sell your version irrespective of any deal made. It all depends on the terms of the deal. Or, more likely, perhaps they got a licence to do a Spectrum Next version specifically, a whole different thing to buying the full IP rights. .
  5. That's not to say HoH did not inspire other games. I think it did. The thing with HoH is, it was a massive technical achievement on the base system it appeared on, the Spectrum. Jon Ritman & Bernie Drummond had made a game similar previous to this, Batman ('86), which was a wonderful take on the licence rather than the routine platformers Ocean used to pump out.
  6. Originated on the Spectrum. Um... Well. Head Over Heels was a great game and innovative in some ways but I think it is fair to say that it, and others, owe a bit of a debt to Knight Lore from Tim and Chris Stamper. From 1984. Nice one! I'll check it out. Have you played Equinox (Solstice 2) ? It came out on the Super NES. It's by the Pickford Brothers rather than the original developer however.
  7. Impossamole is one of my favourite games ever. I loved it on the '64. The Amiga version was a good laugh as well. Never played the ST version, which I am assuming this is, with bells. Personally think the slatings it got first time out were mainly unjustified and as a result of people's love for the first four Monty games. Irony is, I enjoyed this more than the other Monties. 😊
  8. Well, at least we have an opportunity to give feedback and I am fairly confident they will reach out themselves after the results come in to see what can be done, fingers crossed. I used to have more faith. Infact ironically Future who now own RG were 100% spot on with Subs BITD as they ran all the major computer / console mags here. When one of my mags was shut down, they gave me a whole year of another one for free. I only had 2 months remaining I think it was. Of course this global situation has not helped, but on the other hand, one of the few groups of people who were excluded / out and about working during Lockdown was the post office workers. ________________ I personally am working on a retro themed magazine. I hoped to have the preview mini issue ready for download by now, but that got delayed for obvious reasons that you may have gathered, but when I launch it proper I am going to have someone / a contact in the USA making sure the physical issues are printed and distributed locally. I think for a big market like the US, that is a 'no-brainer' as we say here. Also you can put the words ' Printed in the USA ' on them.
  9. Just been asked to complete a survey. I didn't hold back.
  10. PS5

    Liking the new PS5 User Interface. Built in Store makes a lot of sense. 

  11. Golden Axed.


    Hmmm. Coder claims they did it in 2 weeks.
    Even at 14 hour days it looks too 'polished'* for 196 hours of work.


    When will these publishers realise? There is absolutely nothing of 'Golden Axe' in it, It could be any old generic game. Reminds me of a 2D version of Lord of the Rings from 2002?



    *I didn't say it looks good, I think it looks pretty rough, I just think some of the background stuff has had time for tinkering.

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    2. BydoEmpire


      I don't know.  Sure it's rough, but it's a prototype, a proof of concept.  I'm definitely going to pick it up free on Steam on the 18th.

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      I suppose it all depends how big a team he had with him.



      I don't think it shows anything that is 'Golden Axe'. They don't seem to have bothered modelling the original characters and I see no sign of Dragons, Potions or big guys with stone hammers. 

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      In my 100% unvarnished opinion - it looks like a very generic load of old bollocks.



      ^ This was unfair. I don't know the conditions the team were working under.

      I won't remove my comment but acknowledge that it was unfair.


      The Engine might have been good, and with better graphics that actually look like GA's and appropriate sounds it might have been half decent. Given time.


      Ps Sega have apologised to Tim Dawson who put it together (with others) and I think that is right as the original strap on the Steam demo seemed to be having a pop at the team behind it.

  12. Be who you want to be, don't let anyone tell you, who you are!

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    2. adam242


      There's only one thing that I know how to do well
      And I've often been told that you only can do what you know how to do well

      And that's be you. Be what you're like. Be like yourself.

    3. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      I am a delicious ham sandwich with extra ham.

    4. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      |They do say you are what you eat!

  13. I know who I am, and in saying that, I'm happy.



    I wish I was thinner, more attractive, more productive creatively and had more money... 


    However, I can hold my head up, knowing I am a good, decent human being and one that cares.


    I try to be kind, helpful and respectful. I have never trod on anyone to gain an advantage and would never do so.


    I've upset a lot of people, sometimes intentionally but usually by just being 'me'.

    People take offense.


    I've stood up for those who've been marginalised, mistreated or abused- just for being 'who they are'.


    I won't stand for racism or misogyny nor hating someone for being gay.


    I believe that ' Every man (or woman) has a right to decide their own destiny ' and that people be ' judged not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character '.


    Thank you Dr Martin Luther and Bob Marley.


    I have a healthy sense of humour of the British variety and I try to stay positive even in very difficult times.


    I drink tea, read books. Enjoy scrabble and drawing. I love Music, History, 

    and stupid British things.


    I may never make a mark on the world, or even a dent, but at least I had the right ideas and the best of intentions. 

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      You might be asking why I have posted this. 

      Sometimes when you feel a bit blue and things seem only to be going 'south' you have to remind yourself of who you are and why you are a good person.

      It helps.


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    2. retrorussell


      Gloom, despair, and agony on me..

    3. retrorussell


      Couldn't see the videos from the status update on the Forums page.  Glad someone was on top of the Hee Haw version.

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      BydoEmpire   I LOVE YOU!
      Not a lot of people will get your comment. 

  15. Oh For Fucks Sake! 

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    Back in the ring!

    The tracker tells me there have been 540 known cases in my area / county / state and I get it twice. What kind of luck is that?



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    2. GoldLeader


      I wish ya the Best Vince!!


      Might it be something different (Flu perhaps?)...Or a mutated version.   Hmmm.   At any rate,  Keep us posted.  You'll definitely kick its ass again!!

    3. Atarian7


      Do you already have symptoms?   Maybe you won't have any this time. 

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      ∞ Vince ∞

      Hey Atarian. No. Well very mild I'd say. Got a headache, but I suffer migraines anyway, I think in part due to my tinnitus. 


      Assuming second time around will be easier, better. I nearly died or felt that way back in March/April. 


      It was some ordeal. I really urge everybody to take precautions and protect themselves.

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