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  1. For me it’s the 4th generation. I got a Mega Drive when I was 7, and it got me hooked into gaming. There’s such a wealth of creativity from that generation especially across the MD, SNES, PC Engine and Neo Geo. The only generation that comes close is 7th gen because the Xbox 360 is such a monumental console to me. It brought me back to console gaming in a big way. It’s also the generation with the best shooters since 4th gen (honourable mention to the Saturn though).
  2. Another shout for the Yakuza series. Odin Sphere is one of my favourite games of all time, it looks and sounds so beautiful. I can however see how people can get bored of it. I find the combat highly addictive, but if you don’t, it’s not the game for you.
  3. Hands down PS4 for me. Yakuza 0 and 6 Judgment Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Nobunaga’s Ambition Esp Ra De Sai Game Tengoku Battle Garegga Odin Sphere I realise a lot of the games are re-releases or remakes, but they are so good.
  4. Do you want an original cabinet or a new one. LCD or CRT? If you want an original cabinet with CRT there's a few arcade forums out there where they change hands fairly regularly. There's also well made MAME setups that can be bought. All in you could probably get it all for a little over £1000 (less if you want a wooden cab rather than a Japanese sit down). The problem with that is there's a fair bit more leg work involved, and the danger of the CRT failing and needed the chassis sent off for repair etc.
  5. The Hugo games got redone on PS1, no idea if they were just compilations of the old games or new ones though.
  6. The ROM's on Mega Drive carts are an easy replacement. They can be replaced with stock EPROM's without the need for an adaptor in most cases (well, every case I've ever come across). I fixed my original Sonic the Hedgehog cart with a replacement ROM.
  7. I believe so, but it was actually the lack of content in the first game that pissed me off and turned me away from EA. It's a shame as I fuckin' love Star Wars, and I'd love to play a good version of 2, but I'm too stubborn to go back on it now.
  8. I'm more conscious these days of working practices, but I'm lucky in that a lot of the problematic development studios make games I don't have a great deal of interest in. The only one I've had to truly restrain myself from supporting is EA after Star Wars Battlefront. They've only gotten worst since then as well with even more predatory loot boxes etc.
  9. Jesus Christ, do these people start up as broken people or does YouTube just have a habit of chewing people up and spitting them out? It seems too many get a bit of a following, then feel compelled to push it further and further until they either have a full on breakdown, end up in trouble with the law, or both.
  10. Even if every game ever made magically got released on modern consoles at a very fair price, I'd still go and hunt down 2nd hand, original copies. I doubt I'd buy a single one on modern consoles. I don't know if I'm an outside case on this, or if there's a lot more like me.
  11. These guys must have a serious disconnect from reality. How can they behave like this is normal? I understand they have fairly extreme jobs in trying to make money from being "entertaining" without a network paying them a regular salary, but if this is now considered entertainment, I no longer want to be entertained.
  12. Wait, this guy literally has a channel about him being horrible to people to the extent he claims people are paedophiles?
  13. phillv85


    https://www.siliconera.com/deathsmiles-i-and-ii-switch-ps4-and-xbox-one-versions-announced/ Deathsmiles I and II coming the the Switch, PS4 and XBone next year
  14. While I don’t ever sell stuff, I keep an eye on price charting just to see what’s getting silly. I was shocked how much Persona games on PS2 and PSP are selling for.
  15. I like to think of my game room as the above mentioned candy store I can pick at when I feel like it. When I was in full on collecting like a bellend mode in the early 2010’s I acquired more games than I could play in my lifetime. I still have all of those games in my own little den of delight (the spare bedroom). It’s nice to just game with no pressure. I feel completely zen about all the Xbox 360 and PS4 games that are still in their shrink wrap. If I ever want to play them, they’re at hand, but if I don’t, they can sit there until I’m ready. I don’t want to put pressure on myself to try and play a certain amount of each game. I’m very particular with my gaming time these days, and if I pop in a game for the first time and I don’t feel like playing any more after 10 minutes, I know there’s something else I will enjoy. I get annoyed at the rising prices of old games, but it’s probably because dick heads like me are sat with a room full of them playing the same few over and over. I guess to to answer the OP’s question - My backlog is more or less infinite in the timespan of a human life, but I’m cool with that. It’s so unmanageable for me it’s managed itself.
  16. In my game room/man cave/spare bedroom whichever term you wish to use for it.
  17. Oh man, that really tugs at the heart strings. What a sad, but incredibly beautiful way to remember your friend.
  18. The games that definite this generation for me.... The Division - My first games as a service game. I played with a couple of old work colleagues, we had some hilarious highs, and there were some dramatic lows, particularly before patch 1.4. I put over 1000 hours into the game, at least 80% of that time was with one of the guys I used to work with. While it wasn’t the best game I’ve ever played, I don’t know if I’ll ever put as much time into a game again. It was quite sad uninstalling the game, knowing I’d almost certainly never play it again and all the memories I had playing it with the lads. The defining part of this was that I saw I could enjoy something far more than just for its gameplay when it’s a shared experience, even if my mates aren’t sat in a room with me. Battlefront 1 - The most expensive demo I ever bought. I enjoyed it for about 10 hours before I had worn out the available content. I knew there were season passes before I bought, but fuck me if I knew we were getting a handful of maps and modes including with almost everything else hidden away behind a paywall. Fuck EA, I’ve not bought an EA game since, and can’t see me doing so again. Did I mention fuck EA? Yakuza 0 - After falling in love with the series on PS3, this is the ultimate PS4 title. The craziness and unashamedness that the content of this game gives is superb. Some particular highlights were running the hostess bar and Erran-kun. Kamurocho feels like a living breathing place and despite the map not being all that big, it’s packed with all sorts of misadventure. Fallout 4 - Hear me out on this one now... I enjoyed this games, I played it to death, but the sparkle of this game just wasn’t quite there when compared to the previous gen entries of 3 and New Vegas. Before this game, Bethesda could do no wrong in my eyes, even when this game launched as a buggy piece of shit, I still persevered and it did improve over time. The defining moment for me though, was after I got over my Bethesda can do no wrong, I started to see them for what they really do. When Fallout 76 was initially announced I was pretty excited, but was now willing to wait and see if the game was utterly broken at launch. Fortunately the backlash was almost immediate, and I saved myself some money and heartache on this. It made me hesitant to be one of the paying human guinea pigs that games companies now like to take the piss out of so badly. So for me, there’s been some real highs and some real lows this generation, although I would say despite how the above reads, it’s mostly been a very positive experience. Some of the major titles haven’t quite been what I hoped (Destiny 2 included, although I did get a good 60 hours of fun out of it), but then the rise of physical indie releases has brought many of those games to my attention. There’s been some crackers released that I might not have played had they not come out from those limited run type companies, games like Dead Cells and Valfaris. The Yakuza series has chugged along nicely, and there’s been a stack of Warhammer 40,000 games released that I can’t help buying and enjoying despite them mostly being a bit crap.
  19. I’ve gotten back into Lylat Wars the last few days. Played it to completion, and it gives you leaderboards at the end. There’s still high scores saved on the battery backup of that cartridge that my friend and I put up over 20 years ago. It was quite poignant seeing it. He used to live at the top of my parents road and we’d always hang out along with our brothers. I’ve barely seen either him or his brother in about 18 years, only in passing, we just drifted apart after school ended. Next time I bump into him I’ll let him know about it.
  20. I’m usually terrible for impulse buying, but neither of these consoles has me excited enough to splurge the cash. I don’t know if it is getting older that’s doing it, I’m only 34, I'm still inside that 18-35 target demographic for most of this stuff. I think a lot of long time gamers at the moment maybe feel a little jaded by it all. I mean, I looked at the potential £70 price tag of new games and shuddered, but only the other week I dropped £80 on a moments notice for a copy of Septentrion on the Super Famicom (that came with a cart only copy of The Firemen) so I’ve still got that impulsive aspect in me.
  21. Amazing how little they value €1 at. On the global market it's worth more than US$1.....
  22. I’m usually an early adopter, but I’m sitting back and waiting on this generation. I don’t know if most big name games are heading in a direction I’m not interested in, or I’m just feeling jaded, but I’m not excited about either of these consoles at all. I’m sure I’ll get a PS5 at some point next year, but for now I’m going to hold off. It seems a lot of people have chosen to do the same (or will be forced to by the lack of availability of these consoles at launch).
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