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  1. Ah right @CrashedAlex I stand corrected, thanks. And thank you for helping produce amazing car games that in my opinion easily rivals Gran Turismo.
  2. I won't go through the entire thread, but just saw the title and went straight to @CrashedAlex's post. All I can say is that for me I was a Gran Turismo nut, I had Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3, that Gran Turismo Concept game, a Gran Turismo demo featuring BMW cars (for a showroom, apparently), Gran Turismo 4 Prologue, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. In the midst of all that I got handed Burnout 2 by my girlfriend. My God, this game was amazing, especially the Crash Mode - I even dragged her out of bed to show her this amazing mode, and then when she preceded to set some fantastically high score on one of the tracks in Crash Mode I was up every night for the following month trying to beat it (fantastic times!). Loved Burnout 3 even more, didn't like Burnout Revenge (thought it had lost the strategic element of the earlier games and gone gratuitious), absolutely loved Burnout Paradise. When I heard that Criterion had been bought by EA (before Burnout 3) I always thought it was a matter of time before Criterion got to use real cars in a game... and for me Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was THE game. THE game! I then followed up with NFS: Most Wanted and Rivals, but was sad to hear that EA broke up Criterion by shoving most of the developers into a new studio (Ghost Games) and junking what's left of Criterion. It was also a shame when I also heard that Alex W and the principal others left completely after that. Still, very interested to see how this new game Alex W and others work out. I need a new racer, not Gran Turismo and I fear NFS has peaked already. In answer to the OP's question, at least for me, I've always liked to race real cars, so real car racing games have probably appealed more, but I've also liked arcade racers. I think games like NFS: Hot Pursuit/Most Wanted/Rivals have captured the arcadey/real balance incredibly well, and are far more fun than the ultra-serious Gran Turismo. I'm definitely going to look at this new arcadey racer that Alex W and others are coming out with - keep up the good work!
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    The Boxing Thread

    Others have pretty much said it but basically a knockdown only affects the scoring for THAT ROUND ONLY.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Games Sony tested on the PlayStation Classic. The link to the Github repo is a dump of the firmware.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Tekken 3 - apparently you can play the NTSC version. Just access that menu and change the region from Auto to... NTSC. Obviously we need to verify this.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Oh at LAST! EDIT: (pre)Ordered EDIT2: Got!
  7. There have been good intros over the decades, but for me nothing has topped this before or since: Still gives me goosebumps.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Ah yeah anamorphic. As for niche, ha - I had a widescreen CRT TV. I get the impression that they were definitely a niche in the States, it seems that they pretty much went widescreen at roughly the same time as they went to HD. In the UK though we had widescreen CRTs for some years before HDTVs arrived.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Can anyone tell me if these are displayed at 4:3 or stretched 16:9? I can't remember if the original PlayStation supported widescreen (PS2 did) but I'm sure it didn't, and therefore the games shouldn't be stretched to 16:9. EDIT: a thread on GameFAQs suggests the original PlayStation outputted video as 4:3 ratio at 320x240 (EDIT2: and RetroRGB confirms it), so if this classic runs full screen on a HDTV then it's stretching the pic.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    They have it as €39.99, which is just under £35. How did you get it under £30 @MagicalDrop? About the game - how does it compare to Gameboy Tetris (as far as I'm concerned, the king of all Tetris games)? I read about the "bag" thing, sounds like at least you can guarantee getting a specific shape within a set amount of shapes, so won't be a total bastard like Gameboy Tetris which will let you happily fill up the screen totally with a one column gap waiting for a line, right? #stillbitter And I'm trying to remember the Wii Tetris game (probably Tetris Party) - no multiplayer option like that in this game?
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Still not in retail in the UK but seemingly available in France and Germany (see Amazon links earlier in this thread). Is it because of Brexit?
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    That vid posted from Twitter earlier I'm awful in comparison!
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Here's what I did earlier:

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