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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 13:12 
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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 17:05 
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You should all be subscribed to the arcade blogger anyway but his post today

https://arcadeblogger.com/2017/07/07/th ... ry-review/

Is all about an arcade documentary which is available on a number of different services

http://www.arcademovie.com/watch

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 17:27 
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Ooohhh that'll go nicely with the '£1.49 to rent any movie on Google Play' offer that Google sent me a couple of weeks ago :)

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 19:14 
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We went with the boat from kiel to oslo and both ships (color magic / color fantasia) had nice arcades, i had never seen a luigi's mansion arcade or mario & sonic olympic ..


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 13:47 
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You should all be subscribed to the arcade blogger anyway but his post today

https://arcadeblogger.com/2017/07/07/th ... ry-review/

Is all about an arcade documentary which is available on a number of different services

http://www.arcademovie.com/watch


I watched this last night on Google Play and thought it was good but not excellent. Certainly not as good as the likes of Man Vs Snake or King Of Kong.

The main issue I think was the lack of real protagonists. Ultimately there's this arcade and the dude who runs it gets old and retires and some people miss the arcade and then it gets reopened but it's not the same. There are a few 'characters' who are interesting enough but I never found it particularly compelling.

Also, it suffered from a lack of archive footage, so like, they're talking about 1981/1982 whilst showing footage where a Space Harrier is clearly visible.

605/1000

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 16:21 
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My buddy and his new Retro gaming night company are on Kotaku today. Go him!

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I've seen people post short clips from this over the last few days but here is the blog post and details about how it was put together

https://circuitbeard.co.uk/2017/08/28/t ... un-arcade/



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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:34 
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Yeah, it is lovely, i remember having such a toy and always imagining it would be like like a real game?

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It's a shame about that creaky plastic steering wheel.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 13:48 
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Don't know it anyone has played the version of Outrun on the 3DS but that emulates the knocking sounds the steering wheel made when it went full lock either side. Very clever.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 13:57 
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Don't know it anyone has played the version of Outrun on the 3DS but that emulates the knocking sounds the steering wheel made when it went full lock either side. Very clever.

I remember "playing" outrun at an arcade.

This did consist of a stand up cabinet with a pedal on the floor and a steering wheel where the joystick should be.

Unfortunately, I'd have been about 6 or so, so didn't have the required height to use both controls effectively. It was shit.

I'm not sure if the more famous sit-down machine would've been any better, mind.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 14:27 
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Don't know it anyone has played the version of Outrun on the 3DS but that emulates the knocking sounds the steering wheel made when it went full lock either side. Very clever.

I remember "playing" outrun at an arcade.

This did consist of a stand up cabinet with a pedal on the floor and a steering wheel where the joystick should be.

Unfortunately, I'd have been about 6 or so, so didn't have the required height to use both controls effectively. It was shit.

I'm not sure if the more famous sit-down machine would've been any better, mind.


I remember playing the upright version of Crazy Taxi in the arcade. It looked like this one -

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but without any seat, so trying to quickly switch from brakes and accelerator was unnecessarily difficult.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Local arcade I frequented as a kid recently put a sign up advertising "retro games". Popped in, having travelled an hour and half out of my way on the train. Couple of pinball tables, penny falls, Daytona sit-down, Track&Field with tacky replacement LCD screen, ultra-tacky emulated Pac-Man cab... building literally half finished but open anyway. Pretty sad as it was loads of fun back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 22:56 
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There's an arcade game that I saw only once when I was on holiday in Wales as a kid, but I can't remember much about it so I'm hoping someone can help me track it down.

It was a left to right platformer where you played the role of a kid. The kid may have been in a nightie or over sized wizards outfit. This could have been purple or blue and I think he had a wand to fire at the enemies. One of the levels (possibly the first?) was a type of dream sequence and I seem to remember you sitting on a bed or perhaps having a bed as a bad guy.

I seem to remember one credit lasting ages and it was very colourful and bright and modern looking (for the time, possibly late 80's/early 90's?).

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Bingo! It's not exactly as I remember it but yep, this is the game! Good work Devliman.

Why didn't I come here sooner? I've only been thinking about that for about 20 years.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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That's amazing. I always love when people know what someone's talking about from a half remembered memory :)

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Actually, I didn't have a clue. I just tried a variety of google searches using stuff like '80s arcade platformer wizard' etc. till I found something that might be a match :)

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There you go, Devilman doing the hard work so I don't have to! Thanks man!


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Quite dry in places but an interesting GDC talk about history of games



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In this 2017 talk, game historian Laine Nooney demystifies how historians turn everyday artifacts and documents into compelling narratives, share behind-the-scenes stories and images from her own hunt for game history, and empower industry professionals with the knowledge to begin their own practice of self-preservation.

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I burnt my first game with my new PC last night. Nailed it!


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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I burnt my first game with my new PC last night. Nailed it!


loved that game. Not as good as Barbarian, but I remember having a bloody good time with it.


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Yeah, it’s a great game. I forgot how hard it is though!

This version has had the keyboard controls mapped to different buttons on the CD32 pad and so far, it hasn’t crashed. I remember the version I had on my Amiga used to crash every time you hovered over a certain item in your inventory. I’m yet to see that item so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ve patched it.


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This is a 360' video , if you click on the little circle in the top left corner you can look 'around' - its 45 minutes of walking around the two rooms for one of the big american shows (California Extreme )

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https://tiredoldhack.com/2017/09/16/the ... ade-games/

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Very detailed dig into Aladdin on the Megadrives source code

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