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  • core_pfield_7
    C64, sci-fi, writing, reading

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  1. Well, look at Picard and Riker arguing over Data’s sentience in Measure of a Man. ”Pinocchio’s strings are cut”. She should have faced a court martial and been given the chance to present her case. As presented over numerous episodes the Federation establishes the Captain/senior officer has the right to take the decision in the field and face the music later.
  2. merman

    PC Engine

    Fancy building your own PC Engine arcade stick? Rob Caporetto goes Behind The Scanlines to build the MonsterJoysticks kit for PC Engine & Mega Drive, with genuine Sanwa parts.
  3. merman

    Retro Reads

    Here’s another new addition to my Retro Shelf, Deus Ex Machina - The Greatest Game You’ve Never Played written by Mel Croucher. The founder of Automata and serial entrepreneur reveals how he made the groundbreaking 1980s game that combined non-violence, Shakespeare and a synchronised audio soundtrack that includes a former Dr Who. And how he turned to Kickstarter to remake it.
  4. Seems very little info on it online, I have always assumed it was Japanese
  5. Tough on Josh Adams that. But exciting to think we could end up with him, Marcus Smith and Williams picking holes in a tired defence.
  6. Northstar by Gremlin (ZX Spectrum) for the Retroleague Infuriating platform game for two reasons. 1. Your main weapon is an extending claw, upgrades take ages to find and are lost on death 2. INERTIA! Too easy to either kill your forward momentum and make a smaller jump than intended, or skid straight into an approaching enemy.
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    Retro Reads

    Here’s my YouTube playlist of retro books:
  8. Cool video from Mat Corne looking at the Silverbird BBC titles:
  9. Yes, Arcade first. MSX versions in Japan and Europe followed. Imagine/Ocean’s deal with Konami gave them computer rights.
  10. Zoids - baffling without the instructions, tricky enough with them Back to the Future - Martin coded it to someone else’s design, the photo is clever but the gameplay dull Rock ‘n Wrestle - got a lot of stick for being more complex than Exploding Fist, but learn the moves and it’s decent Gerry the Germ - Classic Hubbard tune, bad game design Law of the West - got bored playing it from tape, but love those Accolade hi-res graphics Comic Bakery - sound the obscurity klaxon! Strange game
  11. I can see them starting with Henderson/Daly and then switching Farrell in. Marcus Smith looked very accomplished yesterday, he has a real opportunity.
  12. Well played by everyone in that England “second string”, dominant.
  13. YouTube informed me I had reached the giddy heights of 100 subscribers, so I thought it would be fun to do something different as a celebration... This was created with the C64 version of Activision’s Complete Computer Fireworks Celebration Kit. Using some simple commands you can choreograph your own display.
  14. I did enjoy Quake Minus One when it appeared on the ZZAP covertape, but without instructions it’s incredibly difficult to play. Yabba Dabba Doo is the better looking, better playing Flintstones game on C64.
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