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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:35 
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Doom door opening noise


Its mentioned in the story I linked to - done by the same guy and someone else had tracked them down a few years ago because of it :-)


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haha, nintendo quality control https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/ ... uage_error

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Tracking down an old obscure sound file from Resident Evil (and other places)


I really enjoyed watching that - thanks for the link zaphod.

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Interesting stuff - the Atomiswave was an arcade system released by SNK / Sammy / Sega and it runs using Dreamcast hardware and some people are 'converting' (i.e. fixing) the games so they play natively on Dreamcast hardware


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Radiooooo is a nice little site where you can listen to music from various decades from various countries. However, if you click 'Islands Mode' in the top-left, there's an '8-Bit Island' (although it's just any videogame stuff really as Xenon 2 just popped up for the Amiga) playlist too.

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liking the look of the capcom arcade stadium https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/ ... _next_year

(even though i was ultimately dissapointed my icrosofts take on this on the xbox 360)

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A friend had one of these handhelds when i was at school and it seemed so much more complex than the ones i had - but someone used the shell to put a real emulated version of Defender inside one

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https://twitter.com/CodeMystics/status/ ... 8587771905




Some background on what was known about the prototype

https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/2020/10/conquest/


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For those with Amazon Prime, they've added Special When Lit today.

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Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon - pinball. This award winning documentary joins the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe who share the story of a phenomenon that once swept the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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For those with Amazon Prime, they've added Special When Lit today.

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Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon - pinball. This award winning documentary joins the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe who share the story of a phenomenon that once swept the world.


I remember watching that a few years ago and enjoying it - there are about 2 or 3 documentaries that cover the 'end' of the Pinball era


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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I bought a new tv, which has android.. which is actually working quite nice for some catch up services, but also for Retroarch.. especially as it supports my 8bitdo SF30 controller as well, (which I recently found again after clearing out my summer holiday bag from 2019)..

But more to the point, I discovered Retroatch now supports retroachievements as well, which is sort of nice... I just got an achievement for beating the first world of Super Mario Land e.g. so befriend me! https://retroachievements.org/user/Romanista

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Today the release of capcom stadium arcade, wonder how they will do this
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/ ... ndo_switch

And I've got now retroarch on my android tv.. plugged in a usb stick and wow i've got everything close by ... what a wonder...

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I remember playing one of these in an arcade at Fleetwood pier probably early 80's


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Lovely Read Only Memory are Kickstarting their latest book, An Oral History of Gamesmaster wrut by Dominuinmkuknk Diamond himself

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this looks fun: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021 ... e-paradise

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The very earliest Easter Eggs in games :



Interesting back story on how the video and emulation here was created

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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ah that's truly a nice video to start the day, thanx

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Probably a little old for anyone here but

https://twitter.com/ArcadeDreamsDoc/sta ... 3767021572




The link from there takes you to https://www.seasphotography.org.uk/georgewilson with a lot more pictures


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I definitely remember seaside arcades looking just like that.


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There are still a few hanging on. Many more coin drop machines and claw rip offs now though. And quick fire games for winning tokens


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The one in New Brighton (the best Brighton, for those playing along at home) is closing very soon after however many millions of years due to falling attendances. Getting a big new hotel instead, I think.

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Hmm, I wonder why attendances have fallen at a place that requires you to touch stuff


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Probably a little old for anyone here but


I very much remember arcades like that.

Children standing on chairs to gamble on fruit machines. The good old days eh?

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When I was small my favourite part of the arcades were always the horse racers. I’d always place my bets on the pink horse. I think they went up in value in the same order as the balls in snooker.

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Also… here’s me on my favourite racing snail ride at my favourite arcade, when these things were 5p a go.


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When I was small my favourite part of the arcades were always the horse racers. I’d always place my bets on the pink horse. I think they went up in value in the same order as the balls in snooker.


I rather liked them too. Here is a variation of one of them

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Haha! That’s them. I think the versions near where I lived had eight horses is the only difference, and it may be my imagination but I’m pretty sure they raced slower than that.

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I wonder what the percentage payout on those things was, I bet it was something really stingy.

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I seem to remember betting on Gaylord, it winning a surprising amount.

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Pretty sure there’s one of those still running in the ferry arcade near me. Pink and white (I think) have the highest odds but rarely win obv

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Two linked stories about the first easter eggs in computer systems

Kate Willaert : https://www.acriticalhit.com/make-love- ... aster-egg/

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Speedrunning the Zelda demo within Smash Bros

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The untold story of the early Atari 'adult' games :

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Really interesting thread / story - you'll probably need to click through to read - in 9 parts and today was part 4 (which is still going on as I type)

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You should totally be reading the whole thing but these are from today's installment :

https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/ ... 3112864771



https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/ ... 9707457547



https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/ ... 0445418505



https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/ ... 1907872769



https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/ ... 9179498513



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It's a fantastic thread. Shame it's on Twitter and making my eyes bleed, but I'm still looking forward to today's installment.

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Today's instalment is in!

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