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  1. Pretty sure the first game I chose to buy was Blackwyche, one of the first games on my c64 (can't honestly say I paid for it with my own money or not though) Despite owning it in original format, didn't have a clue what I was doing. Wandering round a pirate ship, being attacked by flying ghost things, picking things up. Dying and doing it over and over again. To this day I have no idea what it was all about Marvelous good fun.
  2. You know, when I was a kid, gaming was considered geeky, niche and very anti-social. So it's kind of amazing to see scenes like this
  3. Looks like an AMOS dialog box - amirite? AMOS was awesome
  4. Steam

    Just bought Grey Goo in the current Humble Bundle (which seems like a very good deal btw) Anyway, it came with a load of other stuff that.. I'm not even sure what it is honestly. If you fancy any of the stuff from the $4 tier or lower, let me know, ta - Psychonauts - Mountain - Wildstar (add on) - Warframe (booster pack) - Armored Warfare (starter pack) - Ghost in the Shell (Trial?) - Superfight (beta?) - Neverwinter Nights (add on) - Blade and Soul (add on) - Eve Online (30 day trial + skins) - War Thunder (add on) - Smite (add on)
  5. Can't see a thread, so just a heads up for anyone in the North East that NERG has got a new venue this year at the Gateshead Leisure Centre. Everything else stays the same - great selection of arcade cabinets, pinball machines, retro consoles, traders, cosplay and so on and so on. Always a great event, and the superb night life elevates this into one of the best UK gaming weekends in my somewhat unbiased opinion http://www.northeastretrogaming.com/
  6. Building a PinballFX2 Cab

    I know you posted that a while ago, but for those not yet aware it's sub-branded now as Stern Pinball Arcade. Due out later this year http://www.sternpinballarcade.com/ OogyBoogy, your stuff looks good! Bit late now, but you could have probably saved a bit of effort by using a real (gutted) pinball cabinet. You sometimes see them popping up on ebay, or you can ask in the uk pinball forums at www.pinballinfo.com
  7. Got mine too! Much thicker than I was expecting. Not sure if it's deliberate, because it seems almost too perfectly the same spine width as an old VHS tape (Only downside is the missing page numbers. Would be nice to pick and mix my way through the book. I heard you had some issues adding page numbers, but surely can't be that difficult?)
  8. Fantastic, ordered it and can't wait. The previews in this thread have been just great
  9. Just stumbled onto this site that has all these amazing step by step lego builds for some awesome looking retro gaming stuff (and more) http://chrismcveigh.com/cm/building_guides_-_gaming.html http://chrismcveigh.com/cm/building_guides_-_technology.html I started to go through the C64 one, adding parts via http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Pick-A-Brick-ByTheme , but seems some parts are no longer available? I'm no Lego expert though Looks pretty cool though if you have a large stock of random Lego parts lying around
  10. The Kickstarter Group Thread

    Just backed the Dark Souls board game. Models look lovely and it's ridiculously good value in the kickstarter phase. £80 currently includes all the unlocked stretch goals, which is a good number of additional models and cards etc that they currently say is £180 of retail (and highly likely more to come, they're expecting to go over £3m) Only a few days left for anyone interested https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game
  11. For me it's mainly demoscene stuff from the group I was in around the early 90s. I did convert some of them to adf (using an original a500) and uploaded to pouet, but have loads more. Also have disks of art files I'd like to rummage through Honestly my cheapest/best option is probably a second hand a500, but new shiny thing would be cool if it worked
  12. Even Amiga Forever can't read disks though: https://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-118 I'm sure you all know already, but the Amiga had a custom and software programmable disk drive. Some demoscene releases (and games with custom protection schemes) made heavy use of it. It's not something that existing hardware can cope with, and it will be interesting to see how this 'armiga' thing copes with some of the custom stuff.
  13. Yeah the selling point for me too would be the disk drive reader (and adf creator). I'm well aware there are cheaper/free Amiga emulators, but I still have stacks of old Amiga disks (mainly demos and things that aren't already available on the internet) that I'd like to create adf's from and upload. That's all providing the disks haven't deteriorated of course :/
  14. I can't believe I missed this thread until now. I have read a couple of your essays this morning and I am completely in love with this project. This is exactly the kind of book I would love to own in print. Very impressed with your research and writing skills. Consider me a purchaser
  15. Maybe it's based on stock, like if they only have a handful of something left they'll reserve them for Prime members? Cutting off sales to like (guessing) 90% of their potential customers would not make sense. Edit: I massively underestimated how many Prime subscribers there are. That percentage is probably closer to 60-70%