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MattyP

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  1. I am right there. Not enjoyed any arcade racing games for a fair while now. This why I just keep this lot handy and just go back to these when I want some arcade racing fun. A bit of PITA as I have to keep the 360 around. But the arcade racers these days aren't targeted at me and I accept that! Just hate all the "in your face" presentation of most of them. The constant jibber-jabbering, noise and fluff. Just want some decent tracks, good selection of cars, perhaps some music in the background and just left to get on with it. Yes I am getting old. But just got to enjoy what you enjoy in the end... * * yes I am downloading the trial of the NFS game. I'll see what its like and try and go in objectively and see what the racing/fun element is like. I expect I won't get on with it though reading some posts upthread! However always willing to give things a go....
  2. But... The QTE's Alright for a fiver I guess it's got atmosphere. This is the exact type of thing Sony should be putting on their sub services.
  3. Atari 50 Anniversary Celebration. And it's brilliant Reignited my passion for gaming. I do love games that are easy to pick up and addictive.. Also been tinkering with MAME and playing some Outrun and Donkey Kong. Forgotten how difficult the old arcade games can be. Playing the US version of DK and the barrels can drop you when you are half way up a ladder whereas the Japanese version they can't..hmmmm fun though and very frustratingly morish....
  4. I suppose the question is do Nintendo need to release new hardware? I wonder if the Switch in its current form is holding any game developments back? Third parties will always want more powerful hardware but I guess the question is will it make for better games? Arguably not... I quite like the fact Nintendo are keeping long cycles on hardware makes a change from most areas of tech. Sure it's based on older hardware but really if the games are great who cares? All this is leaving me in a bit of a quandary. Not sure to buy one now or just wait until the next Zelda game gets a release.
  5. On a related note it seems arcade centres in Japan are shutting down sigh. Been a lifelong dream to head over there and experience these and Japanese culture. It would seem I need to get a move on.
  6. Long shot but has anyone tried the Steam controller on the PC version? Wondering if the touch panels on the controller work with games like Pong...
  7. Phone camera and zoom... one of the joys of aging eyes seem to be doing that all the time these days.. because the fonts keep getting smaller... or my eyes are getting worse or a combination of both....
  8. So guessing my account can be on both machines but only one machine can be logged into at any one time? That would make sense....
  9. So I've regained access to my Nintendo account (long story phones, authenticators and MFA involved!). Quick question and its not 100% clear on the Nintendo site so thought I'd ask here. Can I have more than one console linked to my Nintendo account? My son grabbed my account a while back and has his console attached to it. If I make another console the "Primary console" can he still log in to my account on his Switch and access the content I have bought?
  10. Yeah the Switch just keeps on selling in volume... I can see why though small, compact cheap. Works with a TV and portable. Covers off everything I guess. Seems like the Japanese really have moved away from the typical home console. However looking at the sales of other Nintendo portables looks like the Switch has just taken over the sales of these. Tempted to pick up another Switch (OLED version this time) in the black Friday sales and get the Atari collection on it. Would be sweet playing those wherever. Although I expect a new Switch will be announced next year so I'll hold off perhaps and see what gets announced. I expect when the new Zelda is announced it will be in tandem with and upgraded hardware...
  11. I'd just like a new Metropolis Street Racer or PGR game. Even a remastered PGR 4 would be great.... PGR4 celebrated its 15th birthday back in October..wow now I feel even older!
  12. https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/store/midway-arcade-origins/bs97kvxlt9lk Midway Arcade Origins currently on sale if you have an XBox. £3.74. Has Defender, Defender 2 and Roboton on there as well as Toobin, Gauntlet etc. Worth a look. I think I picked it when it was on Xbox Gold a while back as I seem to already have it! With this collection, the Konami one and having just found the Midway collection on my Xbox getting quite the retro collection on my little Series S. Oh and not forgetting Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga and some NeoGeo stuff.
  13. Kind of expected really though? AAA game releases are a bit thin on the ground at the moment for sure and with PS4 combined with PS5 there are around 120m consoles out there?!
  14. Yes it has been mentioned by the devs the target platform is PS4 so it is what it is I guess. It will be great when they fully utilise the new hardware might be a while though....
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    Heads up...Konami Arcade Classics currently on sale in the Xbox sale for £3. Think I now have this on every platform Makes a nice addition to the Atari 50 collection. My Xbox is slowly becoming my retro box of choice... What with this lot, the Atari collection, Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun!
  16. Just been looking at that... £60-65 ouch. Better be good. Also since when did PC games = price of console games? They were always cheaper because of console manufacturers tax etc ... Which reminds me got Need for Speed Remastered to play too...
  17. I think this has been an issue for retail for a long while TBH. Digital currency is the way forward...
  18. Plenty to play... think finally we are getting rid of the winter crunch for games now with releases more evenly spread throughout the year. Although it could also be we are on the tail end of the pandemic and things have slowed down. Its for the better IMHO. Always found too many releases coming this time of year anyway... Goes back to Atari 50... all I need right there for a while...
  19. This is my issue with what FH has become. I am no longer the target demographic for it and have to accept that I guess. Think the "golden age" of arcade racing games were (for me anyway) back in the PS3/360 generation there were so many around although guessing that was also the issue too as the market got a bit saturated and the sales probably didn't hit expected targets. I've kind of given up a bit on arcade racers from the start of the XBO/PS4 gen really. Played a bit of DriveClub. Think the last racer I tried was Dirt 5 and it was OK if you like off road type games. I prefer road racers along the lines of Project Gotham Racing, Ridge Racer etc. So this is why I still have a 360 tucked away with some driving games for when I fancy a quick blast on some arcade racers - Sega Rally, PGR3/4, blur etc. There clearly isn't a massive market for these games anymore which is sad really but well we have some amazing examples of the genre we can still play! Just wish there wasn't so much licensing in the old games sometimes so they could make some more of them backward compatible. Be lovely to see some of those games mentioned above made BC so didn't have to drag old hardware out.
  20. https://v6p9d9t4.ssl.hwcdn.net/html/1052422/index.html?v=1542787993 By the wonders of the web a version of Star Castle you can play in your browser!
  21. Looks great might have to investigate the recharged games! Also to have a look at the inspiration for Yars.. Star Castle...
  22. So anyone else currently and hopelessly addicted to Vctr-Sctr? Managed to get through to wave 2 - love the tank section (after the landing stage). Great risk/reward mechanics with the blocks and taking out the ships.... Only managed a score of just over 12K which needs to improve... Also noted that the Tempest stage rotates the web as the original coder designed it then reverted back to a static web during playtesting (apparently it was nausea inducing hence reverting back to a static one)
  23. Think the price has had a drop across the board for black Friday seem to be £35 everywhere.
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