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Spoonman

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  1. Spoonman

    Tennis

    My perception of the lack of adoration is that he has none of the class of Federer nor the passion of Nadal. He’s not particularly entertaining to watch and his mood at the final reminded me of a panto villain. He almost seems angry at the crowd “why don’t you fucking respect me??” without realising that he’s completely unsympathetic. The things he says in interviews, his sheer arrogance, turn a lot of people off. He’s one of these “I’m a victim” people. Blaming all sorts of reasons as to why the crowd don’t like him on anything other than the fact he acts like a spoilt, petulant, arrogant teenage boy. He might have every record under the sun, but someone like Federer is going to be the “people’s king” of Tennis and remembered for decades, which is a bit of a shame for Novak. But the tournaments are in front of a crowd. It’s a public show. You can either get them on your side (naturally, ideally), or have them feel somewhat reluctant that they “have to watch him again”. There’s a lot to be said for behaviour in public, and when playing sports. Would people prefer Federer as a role model for their child or Novak, no matter who the better tennis player is? It’s also branding, you’re a publicly recognised person of interest.
  2. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Nice work ‘clump! Impressive score. For me, I want this game on the switch as I think it lends itself well to being a :pick up on the sofa” kind of game. The scoring system really is fun and taught me a lot about chain management etc. Regarding 2hou x CAVE. On one hand “cool” and on the other… from what I see/read/get shouted at from Touhou fans, I can’t say I am into the franchise. I did like some of the artwork etc but the games themselves look way too bland for me, no matter how good they are. Plus, I don’t have a PC and can’t be bothered setting anything up to play one. But x CAVE? That’s pretty cool. I do think it’ll be a skin/characters in their mobile game. I’m just not one of these people that hopes for better things. I kind of stopped hoping around 1997 but that’s a different story that I won’t get into here. However, if CAVE release a new game on PS4 or Switch, it’ll be a day 1 purchase for me, so at least there’s that.
  3. Not exactly helpful, but I imagine it should just work. I’ve literally plugged in obscure USB shit from like 20 years ago and MiSTer shrugs and says “what u playing mate?”.
  4. Spoonman

    Shmups

    My perception, is that they might well be the same (I think they are) but that the player sprite actually "moves" around the hitbox, which is what some people hate (I mean, it's not great, I admit). So the hitbox isn't always the same position on the character. I'll take some screenies if I can. Edit:
  5. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Had a blast playing ESPrade on the Switch last night. I won’t have a bad word said about it, it’s brilliant. I really like the shooting mechanic and how different it is to most games. I agree the hit box position takes a bit of getting used to, but you really do get used to it. It doesn’t really move weirdly, rather your character kind of rotates around it when they turn. I dunno, I don’t mind it. I was playing Arcade plus with all the extra voice acting and with the 2019 soundtrack and it was bloody brilliant.
  6. I have the above ultimate mister cable, works great.
  7. Spoonman

    Shmups

    I completely agree! It's weirdly "dynamic" to play, I feel. Good OST as well, and the art is great. It looks so good on cab. Bonus is that I can play it on switch to get used to some patterns etc. I can get to stage 4 without being hit, then it goes to shit. That rhymes. Haiku times?
  8. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Yeah I will indeed grind it, try to get the 1cc down and this "routing" malarky people always talk about. I love shmups and some "routes" come naturally to me, other times I have no fucking clue and it's chaos. Ideally I will try to be pushing the rank up pretty high to a) make it a challenge/interesting to watch and b) get some decent score on the go. Right now I am nobbing around with Dimahoo (MiSTer CPS2) and for some reason ESPrade again. I am away from home at the end of the week, and will take the switch, so I'll maybe do some mushi. However, I will be grinding the hell out of SDOJ after that, and think I'll stream most of it if I can.
  9. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Indeed, I submitted before I had the 1cc clear. I never thought I would be selected. However, since then, I've 1cc'd the Xbox 360 mode, which is the one I will be live streaming. It's somewhat neglected, as most people think it's bloody easy, but I thought "sod that, it's just the right amount of challenge for me" and so the steaks are high. A guaranteed 1cc it is not. Indeed, you have 1 life, but a health gauge. That gauge starts at 10,000 and each hit is a -2000 autobomb. Normal bomb is -1500. The only way to increase the health, is to collect green stars when hypering... but that increases the rank! So it's a trade off between score, health, rank, and risk. The whole event should be great to watch (aside from my absolute shitshmupping), with my own personal fav coming at the end of day 2 with Kayar doing his B-EXPERT in SDOJ (on the 6k PCB, yeah). It's some of the most impressive play you'll ever witness, arguably. I intend on playing this on my Astro City Edit: thanks for the support guys
  10. Spoonman

    Shmups

    @ImmaculateClumpsame as @Marlew I've not cleared it. The game is a very different pace to most of what I play and when I have a bit of time it's good to get into. I really like the soundtrack, but do tend to play with other music on instead (but that's not the only game I do that with. I do it a lot to stop OSTs becoming too grating after hours of play). So, I have to announce that I am absolutely shitting myself over participation in the Japanese dodonpachi livestream relay in August. What the hell was I thinking, submitting to this? I'm segacollection.
  11. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Yes, and uncensored compared to the PS4 version.
  12. Spoonman

    Shmups

    I too love the art style and the whole vibe of Game Tengoku, have it on Saturn and bought it on Switch. It’s bloody hard as nails though, but not in a bullet-hell way. I should definitely get into it a bit more if i can, as I am sure it’s good, but it definitely has a barrier to entry unlike many shmups, perhaps some of the Psikyo ones? As for Caladrius, I like the art style (lol) but played it on 360 and wasn’t really taken by it. Regarding my waffle above, I think I will miss this, though thanks for the head’s up on the physical :)
  13. I have loads of wired headphones, but I completely agree. I played my Vita a few months ago with my damn airpods and it was great! There has to be a relatively easily solution to this. I don't want a dongle.
  14. It's due to the number of controllers/connections IIRC. PS4 doesn't even allow BT audio properly. PS3 was such a good console in that respect.
  15. I use my PS4 at 1080p. It cannot do 4K. 4K switch with switch 2 in 2025 or so.
  16. What's the point in 4K on a 7inch screen? And for those playing docked, get over it. I never thought there would be a Switch Pro. This isn't your iPhone. It's outselling everything. Cool update. I want a white one.
  17. I hear good things about Buyee. I might wait a week or two so I am not trying to bid against you on things lol
  18. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Preface: apologies in advance for an absolute barrage of text from something of a mental diarrhoea. For cotton I guess it "makes sense" for me to get the Switch version as I have Reboot on that (plot twist, I haven't opened it yet). Thinking I will get it to support the genre and I love these games in general. I was bloody weird and bought ESPrade on Switch digitally, then scooped up a physical in some crazy haul, but should have instead bought the PS4 port, really. However, it's coming to MiSTer and I already have the beta there. Nuts. Just one game, and all that mess! Perhaps it is because my PS4 is 5 years old and potentially near end of life/"an old system" but if the games work on the PS5 just as well then perhaps I should migrate over. I love the idea of the flip grip, but it's honestly just for when I don't want to be using my phone, never for a "proper run". In the same thread, the PS4 is in the living room as the "main console" and i sit back in a comfy chair and game on that. I could/should honestly play more shmups on it. I have Dangun Feveron, and should get ketsui and garegga too. For whatever reason, I do not see it as the proper shmup machine any longer. Probably because I have a fucking Astro City in the next room, I bet. So, proper runs are done on the Astro City, the switch for 95% handheld and rarely used on the big screen at present, though I have my home office monitor on a nice arm that can be rotated. I'm back to that situation of "it was good in '96 because I only had my saturn and one controller" but in truth my mate had a PS1 and a neighbour the N64 so we were covered on all fronts. I like the M2 ports the best with all those gadgets and all the fun modes to try and work through and all that. Good times. Adds a lot more to a game than simply espradej.zip or whatever MAME runs. Obviously I can hook up the M2 stuff to CRTs and the like, but the filters are nice enough and if I treat the games as a "practice mode" then actually I don't *want* to get that all wired up to the cab. Hell, I played some Dangun over the weekend with a bloody Dualshock 4 because I couldn't be arsed getting my arcade stick out. It was quite easy 10 years ago; the 360 was the only viable choice for the platform, really. Now, I've gone and got myself a switch and even though I know there could be a whole extra frame of lag, there's something so nice about having these games on a tiny little screen in TATE mode, that can be hooked up to a big screen easily and used with a stick. I guess, I could get ESPrade on PS4 and "complete" the game/get lots of trophies and then sell it on. But I know I won't. I still have my PS3 games. I really want Ketsui though, and haven't played Garegga properly, so that's a great double pack. On the flip side, at least I play all these games. Cotton *will* be opened before long, it's just in my queue. Though I have something of a collection/hoard going on, things are indeed plucked from shelves and streamed to my near-affiliate* Twitch on a weekly basis. /end *fuckinglol
  19. Congrats! epic. Was this a bundle or did you get each separately? What a haul.
  20. I really like the idea of that @Ninja Doctor, looks awesome. I kind of love my PCB case, mind you. So small! Though I would like case that has a better layout and a power switch etc. Finally got the slightly weird "public beta" downloaded last night for CPS2. I've only really played the DC ports over the years, and a handful of others in arcades, so this should be a good collection to have. Progear is good fun. I really like the firing of one's plane, weird as that sounds. Extremely satisfying barrage. My setup is pretty much "done". I actually have what I intended... the Astro City set up for vertical shooting (I could rotate it but it could be a year or two until I have anyone around to play a vs fighter on, and I don't really play fighters any more), and the 20" CRT for Neo Geo/horizontal shmups/everything else retro. It's a brilliant setup. I cannot stress how much better games look on the low-res CRT than on the 4K LCD sat next to it, but I will do take some photos if for nothing more than to remember this time in my life. I'll probably stream some more MiSTer stuff soon: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1076777318
  21. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Progear is good fun. I really like the firing of one's plane, weird as that sounds. Extremely satisfying barrage. I held out on getting it for Switch as I have an insane backlog as it is, and the "bundle" nature of the Capcom thing isn't realyl my style. So, now it's on MiSTer, I actually have what I intended... the Astro City set up for vertical shooting (I could rotate it but it could be a year or two until I have anyone around to play a vs fighter on, and I don't really play fighters any more), and the 20" CRT for hori shmups. It's a brilliant setup. I cannot stress how much better games look on the low-res CRT than on the 4K LCD sat next to it, but I will do take some photos if for nothing more than to remember this time in my life. I'll probably stream some more MiSTer stuff soon: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1076777318
  22. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Anyone here play Rival Megagun? I played Progear for the first time today, really like it.
  23. Spoonman

    Shmups

    The girl is Maria from DDP SDOJ.
  24. Spoonman

    Shmups

    That looks like good fun!
  25. Spoonman

    Shmups

    I am addicted to doing this: https://i.imgur.com/xcHlxRJ.gifv
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