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  1. I see Netflix have a new series called “High Score” available. I’ve not watched it yet, but it’s getting very mixed reviews. Not retro gaming related, but it’ll likely interest many of you here is “Inside Bill’s Brain”; a three part Netflix series about Bill Gates. It’s a good mix of covering the past and what he’s doing now. I really, really enjoyed it.
  2. It's the Final Fantasy games for me. The random battles suck any kind of enjoyment out of the series. I'm not against a good RPG. I've sunk countless hours into Secret of Mana and am almost 60 hours into the latest Dragon Quest on the Switch. It's just random battles I fail to get any fun from at all.
  3. I thought the same. If the date wasn’t right I’d think it was an April fool. How can you play anything on something that small?
  4. Thanks for the heads up. Just bought this for the switch. What an amazing game. Thank you!
  5. I decided to set the GameCube up a week or so back and fired up Metroid Prime. I’d actually bought this off forumite. MrDo 10 or more years ago, but got so frustrated with the controls and dying at the ship explosion bit near the start I gave up on it. This time I decided to persevere. While I still find the controls an absolute abomination I’m starting to enjoy the game. It’s the first 3D Metroid game I’ve played so it’s all new to me. Hopefully I’ll keep at it.
  6. That Intellivision actually looks rather promising and a lot of fun. The games seem to be well priced. It’ll be interesting to see how much the system goes for.
  7. Just had a delivery confirmation. Looks like it's coming today!
  8. Still no delivery notification of mine yet. It's like waiting for Christmas as a child.
  9. Looks like you're in the same boat as me. I've backed the Accelerated model. Backer no. 512. No delivery email as yet.
  10. Santa was kind enough to bring me an OSSC for Christmas and I have to say that it's exceeded my expectations. While the 60hz output of my modded SNES and Megadrive systems were first rate, with gorgeous scan lines and silky smooth scrolling I didn't expect it to cope with 50hz output of a Spectrum +3 or an Amiga. How wrong I was. The Spectrum output looked amazingly crisp with no noticeable display issues. I am really picky when it comes to smooth scrolling, and the Amiga is one of the best retro systems for shunting stuff around the screen beautifully. I ga
  11. This came through the door the other day. I've not had chance to read it yet but can't wait to read the JetSet Willy Guided Tour article. I can't remember if this was in a podcast I heard recently or was on Facebook, but someone commented that exploring Willy's mansion back in the day really felt like an open world experience. They weren't wrong. While I did try and beat my item collecting total each go on some play sessions I just used to explore. It's size just seemed mind blowing at the time. Brian Bloodaxe was another game where I just used to enjoy exploring and fi
  12. Taking advantage of the ridiculously cheap Prime Day offer on this I stumped up the £15.99 and my unit arrived on Friday. I found this video gave me all the information I needed to install new games on a 16gig USB stick I had kicking around; Once I'd discovered the hidden menu (start and triangle) where you could apply a filter and scan lines, I was over the moon with how the visuals looked. I have found that you can set a game with these settings, but sometimes when you return to it the scan lines are all corrupt. To fix thus you have to switch them of
  13. I'm currently having yet another go at trying to play through Secret of Mana on the SNES. Amazingly, the battery back up still works. I've already had to dip into a walk through as on several occasions I found myself having absolutely no idea where I was meant to be going or what I was doing next. How gamers managed to play this back in the day I'll never know. I think this was why I'd given up on it on several occasions in the past. I'm enjoying playing it but I've already had to spend a good hour grinding just to get enough money to add several fairie walnuts to my in
  14. The only system I sort of collect for is the humble Spectrum, but as I have the majority of titles in the collection I yearned for as a child new additions are very infrequent purchases. Spectrum games look great on a book shelf. You can get loads of games on display in a small amount of space as the cases are so small. Even the "big box" games don't take up much room. In contrast, I'm a massive Amiga fan, but have been slowly selling the games off over the past couple of years. The boxes are massive, so take up ridiculous amounts of shelf space. Since moving house and
  15. I’m a member of Amibay. I don’t recall encountering sign up issues but have seen others recently comment that they’ve had the same problem as you. I’ve not seen a solution posted, unfortunately.
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