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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:57 pm 


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:20 pm 


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To be even more on the nose, they should have borrowed the Midnight Resistance cab from RoboCop 2.
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When you've been waiting for something for a long time (14 years in this case) and it fuckin delivers the gooooods.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:57 pm 


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Can't believe I missed out on this crazy story about an ultra-rare Sundance arcade machine .. https://arcadeblogger.com/2016/06/03/ci ... -sundance/

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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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When you've been waiting for something for a long time (14 years in this case) and it fuckin delivers the gooooods.


Drugs? Scotch? Moar specificz pleaz.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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Can't believe I missed out on this crazy story about an ultra-rare Sundance arcade machine .. https://arcadeblogger.com/2016/06/03/ci ... -sundance/

Highly entertaining.

Holy shit. :shock: This is what aging manchildren communities become when they rot.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:21 pm 


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"I raided a crackhouse for an ultra-rare arcade machine" isn't something you get to put in your diary every day. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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Stevens wrote:
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When you've been waiting for something for a long time (14 years in this case) and it fuckin delivers the gooooods.


Drugs? Scotch? Moar specificz pleaz.


Lol!

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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:18 pm 


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Xyga wrote:
Udderdude wrote:
Can't believe I missed out on this crazy story about an ultra-rare Sundance arcade machine .. https://arcadeblogger.com/2016/06/03/ci ... -sundance/

Highly entertaining.

Holy shit. :shock: This is what aging manchildren communities become when they rot.
A prototype of all of society in the future when food and water will start to miss.


He got the stealing it part right, but didn't know how to keep his mouth shut. If he kept it shut he still has the machine.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:07 pm 


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Stevens wrote:
Xyga wrote:
Udderdude wrote:
Can't believe I missed out on this crazy story about an ultra-rare Sundance arcade machine .. https://arcadeblogger.com/2016/06/03/ci ... -sundance/

Highly entertaining.

Holy shit. :shock: This is what aging manchildren communities become when they rot.
A prototype of all of society in the future when food and water will start to miss.


He got the stealing it part right, but didn't know how to keep his mouth shut. If he kept it shut he still has the machine.


Yeah, but I say fuck the wormy little hall monitor who reported him.

Technically it was stolen, but if the building really was a crackhouse then in reality that cab was abandoned.

I mean it's not like the pile of oranges being destroyed in "Grapes of Wrath," but it's still the kind of story that makes you ask questions about whether maintenance of property rights is the highest moral authority.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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I've just discovered that the Kunio-Kun World Collection is free for all PS+ subscribers in Asia. Along with the Kunio games, it includes the three Double Dragon games from the NES.

This make me very happy :D
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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The crossover event nobody asked for ..

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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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A somewhat notable Japanese Doujin Shmup Dev (to the point of being discussed here on one of the comitek threads) leaving a twitter like on the video I posted of the new bomb laser animation in my game.
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Well-earned! Like a hypersonic brick through the space-time window... punishing Gun Frontier-style thermal shockwave lives on. Image
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:04 pm 


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Thanks BIL <3

Currently working on adding in a Gun Frontier style blast as a sort of delayed aftershock, but the little explosion sprites are still placeholders atm (unlike the beam itself, which is finished!).
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Patsy the border collie saved a shit-ton of sheep from death by fire, which is cool, but what I really like is this cute yet METAL AF photo!

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"I shall want you within the week!"

Probably less cute if it's your shit burning down ofc! Sheeit. :o
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:54 pm 


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Just discovered this gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QxIIz1yEsA
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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I've just discovered that the Kunio-Kun World Collection is free for all PS+ subscribers in Asia. Along with the Kunio games, it includes the three Double Dragon games from the NES.

This make me very happy :D


Missed this post - that's a lot of great games! I highly recommend DD1 NES, it seems to be known as a button-masher these days but it's actually got a nice little system going on. Actually does some things better than its more celebrated (and genuinely excellent) sequel.
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 Post subject: Re: ... and it made me smile.
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I've just discovered that the Kunio-Kun World Collection is free for all PS+ subscribers in Asia. Along with the Kunio games, it includes the three Double Dragon games from the NES.

This make me very happy :D


Missed this post - that's a lot of great games! I highly recommend DD1 NES, it seems to be known as a button-masher these days but it's actually got a nice little system going on. Actually does some things better than its more celebrated (and genuinely excellent) sequel.

I'm really looking forward to DD1 & DD2. I'd heard mixed reports on DD3 but watched Austin play it on stream and it didn't look too bad at all. I'll go into it blind and see how it goes, but I'll definitely be checking out your posts at some stage.

Got to get back to DD2 arcade and finish it first though... :oops:
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The absolute worst review of the original Zelda you will ever read
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Reading this physically hurt me and I don't even like Zelda particularly much as a series.

this didn't make me smile at all
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Is that satire? It reads like satire...
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I read that blog frequently and saw that and rolled my eyes. I think he's just got old dude syndrome and can't understand anything outside his norm, which is an insane amount of dungeon crawlers. Kinda hypocritical that he can't stand Link's onscreen image, yet most of the older games he plays have insanely goofy looking avatars--but it's okay, they're adult warriors and wizards n' shit. Also he plays every game without the music, which I think is the sign of a serial killer.


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When a "review" begins with a 10 page personal anecdote it really make me lose any interest to continue reading.


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Also he plays every game without the music, which I think is the sign of a serial killer.


I rather enjoyed reading his playthroughs... his posts were never super serious in-depth game analysis, but it was amusing to see him writing and talking about the games.

His cringey old dude syndrome, where he's upset at Zelda and describes how Link is drawn as "kawaii character style" is pretty bad in a sad but unintentionally hilarious kind of way. The artwork is anime but sure as heck not "kawaii"... I think he just doesn't know how to describe that he dislikes cartoony/anime characters. Those were a pretty big staple of the NES era and his confusion about what constitutes a traditional turn based RPG vs a more action adventure style of game like Hydlide or Zelda suggests he may not have ever seriously played NES games. And let's be honest, there were plenty more esoteric CRPGs made out there with plenty of "how are you supposed to know to find this" sort of stuff, so if it weren't for The Legend of Zelda being a real-time action game, this sort of explore-at-your-own-pace action adventure game should be right up his alley. If he were being intellectually honest he'd just admit that he's not good at real-time action games and thus prefers turn-based RPGs and leave the review at that.

Instead, he admits to having to resort to save stating his way to "victory", claims he got "the experience [he] was looking for" and yet it "was mostly negative".

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Last time I checked, videogames weren't designed to be an exercise in self-loathing masochism, not sure why he'd proclaim this as the experience he was looking for.

The annoyance over stuff like the tediousness of finding secrets with the blue candle and your limited bombs is legit though. That's one of the weaker elements of the game, it's really time consuming checking every single tree and rock face. It's what we had to grow up with, though I do really appreciate the feature in later games where you can find bombable walls by tapping with your sword.

And oh no, I found the post you're talking about where he mentions hating music:

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The things I like about CRPGs may not be the same things you like. For instance, I don't care much about graphics. All I ask is that, as I put in my list, they're not distractingly bad. I care even less about music. I know that game developers pay composers and musicians to record extensive soundtracks for their games, but one of the first things I almost always do when firing up a new game is turn the music off.


Genuinely upsetting to read that last sentence, and all this has rather soured me on reading his blog ever again. I feel really bad for people who aren't just physically deaf, but actually have functional ears but are simply tone deaf and/or have absolutely zero appreciation for music.

I suspect it may also be that music playing constantly doesn't allow him to pretend his RPGs are gritty, realistic fantasy escapism or something.

Also, this reeks of "old man yells at cloud" sort of material:

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Apparently he thinks gaming should be exclusively an adult activity with absolutely no marketing towards kids at all on a console aimed at being enjoyed by all ages. And Link (who's an elf and could be hundreds of years old for all we know) looks too young and therefore the game sucks.

Let's all be inspired by his cautionary tale and make an effort to grow up to be functional, well-adjusted adults in our old age instead of crotchety and unpleasant.
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Hooboy, that review really should've been posted in the "Stuff that pisses me off" thread.

http://www.simonweckert.com/googlemapshacks.html

So this guy loaded up a little cart full of used smartphones and set them all to Google Maps. End result - everywhere he goes with it, Google thinks there's a massive traffic jam. :lol:


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I mean, he has mentioned numerous times in the past that he has no love for arcade-style action and prefers games that don't rely on reflexes. Case in point. What I don't understand is why he chose to play this game. Honestly, all of the guy's console pickings have been so bafflingly off the mark (Deadly Towers? The first Dragon Quest, the most tedious of them all?) that one would almost think he was doing it out of spite. He has no reason to be as clueless about console games (or Japanese-made games) as he is given how many people have laid out the ones they want to see him review and the ones he would be most likely to actually enjoy.

Rather than give games like MegaTen and DQIV an honest chance, or Star Cruiser and Langrisser the attention they deserve, he chooses to sabotage his own console gameplay experience. I don't get it.
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