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  1. I know Bill quite well. Regular Bill the hot sauce guy is great - always friendly and supportive. I don't go a load on the white-suited "Billy Pac-Man" persona thing, and find all this stuff a bunch of childish nonsense. If you can get him to drop the mask (something of a feat in itself), behind the character he plays in public he's actually a lot of fun to be around. I will say that he is fully aware of the irony of the character he plays so well, and even in recent times since this whole thing broke, he is still a draw at events across the USA. He's the King of Kong 'bad guy' that everyone loves to hate. As for Guinness - they know nothing at all about video games - there are no videogame experts there. They sell books, and rely on 3rd parties like Twin Galaxies to provide them with content. I suspect they caved in to the threat of any potential lawsuit that might be around the corner from the Billy camp. There's a great lesson in all of this - a world record on a 40 year old videogame should not be the defining moment of anyone's life.
  2. Super Mario Bros. https://www.instructables.com/Find-The-Secret-Warp-Zones-In-Super-Mario-Brothers/
  3. Found some old pics of my collection: *sigh*
  4. Oh. Also, extra lives: First game to offer an extra life? Space Invaders would be a good shout here, but I'll bet something earlier did way before that. And the unlimited lives mechanic a-la GTA and Watchdogs. Where did that start?
  5. Ah man Wave Race. What a game. I've often thought about Mario 64's innovation from a player perspective point of view - the 3D camera following perspective thing I guess started there (did it? I think it did?) and runs through to the likes of GTA etc. Also rocket launchers (would that be Wolfenstein for the purposes of this thread?) - is there a single FPS that doesn't involve rocket launchers somewhere?
  6. I had the entire boxed collection at one point in my distant past. Then kids came along and I thought it would be a good idea to sell the lot. Yeah I know. Biomotor Unitron was a fun game, along with Neo Turf Masters as I recall.
  7. I wonder if at some point in the not to distant future, the likes of Sony will have all old titles on the cloud somewhere and you just select a game and play it "in browser" as it were without having to download anything. As for backwards compatibility, its one of those things that everyone wants, but doesn't ultimately use. PS4 didn't suffer too much without it.
  8. I think if there's one thing I hate in the games industry, it's the use of cut scenes to advertise or preview a game. It was rife around the PS2/360 era.
  9. Is there likely to be another window to order a PS5 before Xmas?
  10. Hello all. Thought it was about time I signed up to a decent gaming forum (they tell me this is the place to be, so don't let me down!). I'm based in the UK, and you may already know me from my site Arcade Blogger, and one third of The Ted Dabney Experience Podcast. I'm mainly a classic arcade collector/restorer, but also do the modern console gaming thing too. Looking forward to contributing! Tony
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