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  1. Think that's true in a lot of ways. They only released 150 or so games yet there was almost 250 interactive style CD's and piles of movies. Quite a big library away from the gaming considering.
  2. Wouldn't have thought so, as long as I do a bit of research on whatever I pick up first should be able to find them. Laptops tend to be much easier to find in bulk driver drops than mixed kit desktops. On the second point, same reason above. I'm currently on the hunt for a full NES and Master System collection, it would take me literally minutes to stick a few ROMs in a folder and stick in my USB pad to play. So much easier yet there's a lot more enjoyment in tracking these things down, learning about new games and taking time to enjoy them properly. Perfect example of this is Super Monaco GP on the MS in a ROM pile as part of a list just seems like a throw away racing game yet it managed to hook me last weekend. Been playing it like crazy on the cart I picked up trying to get the best times and so far I'm def getting value for money out of it. ROMs are always far too convenient and very throw away but physically owning something is always better in my opinion. Not that I have anything against ROM sets as I've pretty much everything going from the Sharp X68000 to all manner of different systems. They've allowed me to explore so much but at the same time explore very little.
  3. You have just reminded me to turn it on and play it Where are the days going?
  4. Bloody lockdown... I thought Monday was Sunday. Missed the turnips
  5. That bunny is bloody terrifying. Keeps reminding me of Donnie Darko whenever I pop out of a building and its stood there.. staring.. watching and waiting. Before wandering away.
  6. Yes you can. They work with everything as I bought them last year, basically just sticks them in a folder on your phone which you can copy away.
  7. Looks glorious. See something like that can have more RAM bunged in and a SD converted drive for speed gubbins. Got a few adaptors laying around somewhere!
  8. Ooh what model number is it, I'll go have a look.
  9. If anyone has trieds passthrough and sees it isn't working, Oculus have said it will once update 15 is out everywhere. They found an issue yesterday and scrabbling to fix it. Wish I'd known sooner as I've slapping the side of my headset like a loon all day!
  10. From what I've read it was better in a lot of ways than it's 16 bit counterparts but limited by having an older 68000 chipset or something.
  11. If there's one system that gets lambasted on a regular basis it has to be the CDi. I'm not one for holding grudges against consoles (unless is the Atari Jaguar) and will always give each a good go at proving if they are any good. Sometimes that leads me down dark paths of full sets often given up on when boredom sets in but at times something comes along that is so bad, has such a stinking reputation that I have to wonder if it's even a console at all. I recall going into Curry's in the early 90's and seeing a CDi with the tray on the front (must have been a 220 as I remember pressing the button!) and a golf game in a live display. Felt more like being at the VHS/TV stands as it was set out in a special area that wasn't anywhere near the gaming stuff. Don't think I really got how big a thing CD's were about to become for home entertainment so I was pretty curious to say the least. I would have had a Mega Drive with the likes of Altered Beast on it at the time because I remember poking at that golf game and turning my nose up. It played more like one of those interactive DVD's than an actual console. Philips weren't really trying to make a gaming system but a bit of .. well ... jack of all trades. The manuals come across like a DVD player guide and it's more about the music/movie features more than the focus on games. The box is covered in discs that offer reference stuff on art and encyclopedias with games getting very little look in. The whole system feels like it was a push away from that market completely and I've no idea how well it did selling as a multimedia unit in sales. It's an interesting bit of kit though and mine came boxed with the game controller. That things a must as the remote is meant to be terrible. At first I was thinking up a nice pile of games with the odd hunt on eBay but the pandemic has shut shop on that idea and was lucky I ordered this just before lockdown. I was curious to see how the interactive stuff works and noticed a musical thingy on eBay for a a few quid. After that I've been burning CD's like a pro and will be spending a lot of time over the next few weeks working my way through the library. I only had around 70 blank CD's and just finished burning the last ones yesterday. I've picked out what I think will be really interesting games to cover, keep in mind this thing only has a library or around 140 games with a mix of random artsy stuff like Prelude. The one I'm most looking forward to is Discovering Pompei as I've always been a bit of a fan of ancient Roman history. See.. there could be great stuff tucked away on here! I'm hooking it up with component/Scart which seems to be the best picture you can get out of these. The 450 I picked up doesn't have a working clock battery and annoyingly the only way to change that is to crack it open, hack away at a timing chip with a screwdriver and sandpaper to slot a new one. Insane design choice but the biggest problem that causes is you can't set the system time or save games. Very few CD's use the save feature so I should be good to go for the most part! The 450 is the more expensive unit but with a top loading drawer that means very little moving parts and a packed in digital cartridge to be able to see all the features. With the older units you'd have to buy an extra plug in which can be about £50 on top of a £100 system so it's very hit and miss if you will end up with a cheaper unit at all when compared to the likes of this.
  12. Just gave up and had to do a reinstall. Very annoying because it forces you to go to every music pack and download individual tracks. Quite why they don't let you download each pack in one fell swoop is beyond me. All working now though.
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