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  1. I wasn't fond of mine, but I got one way too late. Christmas 1989. The Bond Action Pack Got so sick of being roped it with The Hit Squad fancy covers and screens, overall. That R-Type port did keep me entertained though, and was one of the best games I'd had at home up to that point.
  2. The OT had that green film filter over all of the Matrix sequences. This seems to have gone all super pop filter, like some kind of Fallout 4 Reshade preset. There's blue everywhere, too. Blue glasses, blue pills (obvs.), blue hair. Did I miss any others? @1:57 there's a projector displaying Neo's extraction scene from the first movie. Weird.
  3. The M30 with the USB dongle (MegaDrive Mini) is 2.4GHz. It's lightning quick and gets my seal of approval. Using the DB9 2.4G variant wirelessly with a Daemonbite adapter or similar yields almost identical results, according to that big Excel doc.
  4. My favourites. I'll be buying more for backup purposes at some point. You don't need anything else. Well, other than joysticks if you want to go that far.
  5. They need to put out a Creation Kit equivalent and let the community get to work for those levels of greatness (like current day Skyrim on a PC). Recent news articles hint they will likely crack down on anything like that and go the GTA Online cashcow route instead.
  6. I can't see that next-gen patch adding much other than semi-skimmed ray-tracing, if I'm honest. I wouldn't wait to play it UNLESS you're waiting for an RTX GPU.
  7. Grego2d (who did Final Fight Anniversary Ed.) is working on 3-player AvP next.
  8. I'd be onto their support, more like. If only because you'll blow your warranty opening it up.
  9. It's only half a game until you attach it to Sonic & Knuckles.
  10. You'll need an Xbox at the very least.
  11. Yeah man, he's looked at the unit and the board schematics. Piece of piss he says.
  12. Its a long story, but I'm basically just familiarising myself with the components so that I'm more comfortable with eventually performing an inevitable recap. The transformer block on my BVM PSU board blew a few years ago, so I'm doing my best to keep this PVM going for as long as possible. When I browse the CRT sub-reddits everyone seems to be an electronics whizz - like it's some prerequisite for BVM/PVM ownership. There are some very minor linearity issues with it which are only noticeable when playing a game that scrolls. Overall I'd give it a 9/10 in terms of PQ, so there's no need to take a soldering iron to it quite yet. I could just transplant the PSU board into the BVM where the PQ is a clear 10 - but I'm holding off from doing that for now. I'm still desperately trying to find a broken BVM-14M4 to act as a potential donor without having to butcher a perfectly fine PVM. My son might want it one day. Luckily, my accountant's husband fixes and maintains X-ray machines for hospitals and is basically a real life Dr. Emmett Brown. If I get stuck I can just throw a bottle of single malt in his direction for some help. I should have passed him the blown PSU board as after looking over the schematics for about two seconds he seemed confident he could've replaced the otherwise proprietary transformer block. F knows what happened to it, I lost it when we moved house. Come to think of it I have the connections to fabricate a new board entirely from scratch. I guess that would cost me a fortune, though.
  13. I love opening up CRTs. Make sure you wedgie the tube with a glasses cloth and some IPA - clear out all that black soot! The next step for me is to finally grow the bollocks for a re-cap. I might even pick up a dead PVM to practice on first.
  14. You don't need to put it in a case like that. Here's my build, right after my three year-old finished it (he only needed help with sandwiching the boards until snug): Everything there other than the DE-10 came from misterfpga.co.uk I could genuinely build one blind-folded. It's so simple.
  15. My battery has been on the road out for a number of years now. I get maybe an hour out of it with the WiFi turned off, brightness on full, and battery saver turned on. I need a new battery ASAP.
  16. Yes, even fucking NiGHTS. There's been nothing remotely like it before or since, which I kind of like in a way. I'd have liked to have seen Treasure take a stab at the formula. They could have really ran with those scoring and looping mechanics, at the expense of potentially arming NiGHTS with homing rockets and a plasma sword...
  17. I was surprised it was that small.
  18. What I care most about is the total size of the game, which is now at just 64.88GB.
  19. This is also the best pad you need for everything.
  20. I'm finding it becomes more and more unstable as these patches progressively roll out.
  21. T-posing and loads of other 'fun' stuff on display there. That must be mighty embarrassing. Just release the creator kit equivalent and let the community do the rest, please, before there is no community left.
  22. Get a cheapo RGB board to slot into the back and give it a whirl. You might be surprised. Tidy piece by the way. I spent a whole year looking for a Core Grafx that didn't look like it'd been shat on by Godzilla before buckling and going for a regular PCE.
  23. My friend also recommended Young Justice. However I went with this: I think this spans 11 volumes, so that makes future gift ideas a bit easier. This will be his first comic book.
  24. My son turns four in a couple of weeks and I'd like to get him an all-in-one mini-series that we can read over maybe four or five sittings for his bed time. I had this once upon a time*, and it was great. So something precisely in this format would be grand. Spiderman, Avengers, TMNT or Batman - does anyone have any recs? Cheers! *€11 for this one. I might buy it again!
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