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  1. No emulator can read GD-ROMs. So, never. The same way you'll never get a laserdisk emulator that works with real laserdisks, or a SNES emulator that works with real carts. Chankast is very, very good considering the platform it's emulating - it's still being developed, apparently, so things can only get better - hopefully, it'll be open sourced too. Chankast existing is quite a feat. Consider how poor N64 emulation is even now, and then look at Chanka - it holds up very, very well. Have you seen the compatability list? Damn good work. It'll be intresting to see how Icarus compares if it ever comes out.
  2. CPS2 was the last huge thing to happen. Well, that and emulating the GBA before it was released. Assuming you don't count Chankast, of course, which is pretty incredible.
  3. It's not like Sony have 4 buttons which are called shapes. Oh, wait...
  4. I'm connected to 46 peers, 119 total....
  5. I've been averaging 20 KB/s download, 23 KB/s upload
  6. I'm getting a solid 30kB/s, and it's estimating it'll be done in 5 and a half hours. I might be the first finished peer.
  7. People are happy enough to do that for the PS2 and the Xbox though.
  8. Well, unless you wanted to wait at least another 12 hours for another seed... Edit: 22 peers now.
  9. Then great, but don't try and create an artificially rosey picture for either console. They both have blatent flaws.
  10. Nintendo are also up against a handheld that costs more, requires expensive memory sticks to save, has longer loading times (well, loading times), limited 1st party support, gets scratched up more easily, has a shorter battery life, has fewer units sold so far, doesn't have support of a huge back catalogue, more expensive development and already has build quality issues? Oh, whoops, did you miss the negative points you Sony zealot?
  11. Buy A-Train 6. Supposed to be quite a fun game. Or Freak Out, which isn't supposed to be so great but it's Treasure, so it can't be all bad.
  12. Completely unrelated to games, this thread, or discussion in general, but this is the conversation I heard yesterday waiting for the bus that this thread has reminded me about. Which made me think WTF?!? and is quite literally the oddest conversation I've ever heard. I then caught the bus.
  13. Super Monkey Ball? Wave Race: Blue Storm? Star Wars: Rogue Leader? Luigi's Mansion? Pisses on the PS2 launch if nothing else. Besides, I can only remember one game from N64 and SNES launch: their respective mario games.
  14. If I was taking the piss, I could have thrown in the football games (SWOS97, SWOS98 and IVG) in there too. I also didn't mention Shining Force 3, Phantasy Star Collection, Burning Rangers, House of the Dead, Virtua Cop, Virtua Fighter Remix, and Christmas NiGHTs thinking about it. 30-or-so 1st party games in total for the Saturn's ~3 year lifespan doesn't seem too terrible.
  15. Erm, the BB adapter was released solely for Sega's PSO. Anything else was a bonus. The card reader was always going to be a half-hearted addon (it's not like Sony do anything similar *cough*Pocketstation*cough*, GB Player is... well... what it says on the tin. System Link was using the BBA - It's not like Sony have done much with iLink. 1st party games that come to mind: Sega Rally, Daytona USA, Daytona USA: CCE, Last Bronx, Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter II, Virtua Fighter Kids, Fighters Megamix, Fighting Vipers, Sonic Jam, Sonic R, Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, NiGHTS, Virtual On, Deep Fear, Clockwork Knight... So the Saturn lasted almost 10 years according to you, or is it a slight overexaggeration?
  16. IIRC, Cannon Fodder for Megadrive came out quite late in its life. Don't think it supported it though. Did Theme Park support it?
  17. They showed the first dozen or so episodes of Season 1. Then stopped for a while. Then showed the remaining episodes of Season 1. 28 1 hour episodes - so yes, a fucking lot. Season 2 just started in America.
  18. Halo

    Game Ratings

    Ack, I meant optional. I'll edit that and go to bed. You're just annoyed because I corrected your examples. Twice
  19. Halo

    Game Ratings

    Ironically, in America you can buy both unrated movies and games... it's purely optional and not compulsary... there is no law that means that they have to be rated (unlike the BBFC over here)
  20. Halo

    Game Ratings

    That said, would a typical parent be that bothered about giving a 15-rated BBFC movie to a 11 year old kid? Would it have much of an effect? I think BBFC ratings are there for the games that need them, and I doubt adding them to every game would make them any less ignored.
  21. Halo

    Game Ratings

    You suck at examples. MGS:TTS was BBFC rated 15. You could have used True Crime, which wasn't BBFC rated at all.
  22. Halo

    Game Ratings

    No. No, it isn't. They both have BBFC 18 certificates. Getting Manhunt rated also wasn't voluntary. See this on the BBFC site. BTW, I also disagree with the above.
  23. Halo

    Game Ratings

    Erm, can't you do that now? Manhunt and TCM have the same rating.
  24. Halo

    Game Ratings

    Please god, no. Do you want the situation where small companies can't sell games due to the fact it costs several thousand pounds for the BBFC to check it? Indie PC developers can't do much about it., Do you want the situation where silly parts of games are cut such double headbutts (see: Star Wars: Phantom Menace) to get a PG rating instead of a twelve? Things will be very poorly censored, too. Do you want to see games recalled because something that was censored wasn't cut correctly (see: Bridget Jones' Diary and the "cunt" edit/commentary)? Do you expect them to bother rereleasing it if it's a relatively low-profile title? Do you think it'll be another barrier and another excuse for later PAL release dates, and not releasing PAL games? A BBFC rating shouldn't be compulsary for anything (hell, even if something unrated makes it an automatic 18), let alone expanding it.
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