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  1. Nathan Wind

    SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

    Yes I bought it. I’m not that keen on the selection of games (I’d say I genuinely enjoy around half of them), but the presentation around them is fantastic, which makes the package as a whole just about worthwhile for me. It was never really about the games themselves anyway, since I - and let’s face it, any one of us - could play them easily via any number of emulation solutions.
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    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    Yeah, I've got the big version of Coinops 8 (13000 games or something) on an Xbox and it's got all sorts on it. Even the likes of X6800. Really like it, but my Xbox has taken to overheating.
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    Recommend Me An Emulation Box

    I’m pleased with my Shield TV. I’m only using it up to the 16-bits and arcade with Retroarch, but it’s a great bit of kit. I’ve linked it to my GeForce/Steam but haven’t yet tried the game streaming from my PC.
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    Doom - 25 years old today

    You're an interesting curio.
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    Doom - 25 years old today

    Jag version is excellent, you typically ignorant PC purist fuck. Done by Carmack himself and the template for many of the other versions. Fast, smooth and a huge screen compared to the relative postage stamp many PC owners would have been playing on at that time. The only downside being the lack of in game tunes, but I couldn’t care less about that. The snarls and growls have just as much, if not more effect without the backing music - see also DOOM 64.
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    Doom - 25 years old today

    I was very much a console gamer back then so initial the shareware release passed me by, although I do remember seeing a stack of DOOM CD's on the counter at HMV. My introduction to the game came at a house party a little while later. Off my tits on mushrooms I wandered into one of the bedrooms and found an Irish guy sat there alone playing it in the pitch black. I sat watching for hours and under the influence of natures treats it etched itself deeply into my subconscious and has been with me ever since. The first version I actually owned was on the SNES and while it's far from the best it was all I had and I loved it. While I still have a nostalgic soft spot for the SNES version, Jag and PS1 are my favourite ways to play nowadays with an occasional dabble at ZDOOM.
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    Your Retro Grail Items

    Still really fancy an FM Towns Marty. Absolutely no idea why.
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    Atari Jaguar

    King of the consoles. Getting the big games first, every time.
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    Nightclubs in Video Games

    Ragna Rock from Max Payne stands out in my mind. It’s not really a nightclub scene in the same sense as the others posted, but it’s a great location. Going in past the ticket booth, working through the backstage areas with a distant industrial tune getting louder as you approach the bar. Lupino’s crazed ramblings in the old church. Lovely stage-setting.
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    Currently playing...

    Is it thought of as a classic? I've been trying to play it on the Switch anniversary collection and I just can't get into it at all.
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    If you insist...
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    Angry Video Game Nerd

    We did it before, and without the nonsense sweeping statements - In which Sabreman said the following, which is bang on -
  13. Pretty much the same experience as you, @Pob. My dad bought a VCS when I was young and used it approximately twice himself, so it became mine - although I was too young for it really - and later they were happy to buy me an Amstrad "to do my homework on". Tee hee. After that I bought and traded my own gaming systems and they never interfered and they were happy for me to have it all in my room. They were always quick to give me stacks of big old 10p pieces for the arcades at Pontins too. Probably because it was a good way of getting rid of me for a few hours. I think it helps that my dad was always interested in the latest technology. We had the first video player in the village don't you know, and everyone would come round to look at it. Crazy when you look at tech now. He did tend to hedge his bets on the failures though. That was a Betamax player, and he also bought a Sinclair QL and some shitty all-in-one Schneider TV/hi-fi thing that seemed incredible at the time My time was never limited, but like now (horrible PUBG addiction aside), I was never really able to sit down for too long in one sitting without wanting to do something else anyway, a couple of hours before a break has always been enough really. They expressed mild concern when I went through a phase of playing a bit much in my late teens (Goldeneye) but it never got in the way of education or my part-time jobs so I don't think they were all that bothered. Joke's on them now I've grown up to be a mass-murderer.
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    Angry Video Game Nerd

    It's not even worth debating a statement like that.
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    Atari Jaguar

    I've got two pro controllers on the way so if anyone wants the spare (£60 posted), let me know. Otherwise it'll be going on eBay.

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