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Oh Danny Boy

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  1. Cosmic Smash, I’ll never understand why that’s not had a sequel or rerelease. Power stone, virtual tennis (still the best tennis game ever), bangai-o (unfortunately not vga compatible so doesn’t work on the hdmi adapter). Lots of homebrew releases; Xenocider came out a couple of months back, definitely check that out. The texorcist is out soon too and Andros Dunos 2. Then check out Xeno crisis, Flea, Alice dreams tournament and Sturmwind.
  2. Developers will just have to be more better at compressing their file sizes. 100gb for a game is silly, they have to be mindful of the cost of space that their games take. Especially with SSDs being costly they can’t expect consumers to want to devote a large portion of their SSD space to a single game. I’m not sure about others but if I’m sitting on a fence with a game the size of the download is a factor that pushes me either way. Currently happy with the Series S space. I can’t have everything on there but there’s no point in keeping games installed that I have no desire to play any time soon. I do keep a constant curated selection of classics mostly from the 360/360 arcade era that I like to keep available to dive into at any time but the amount of space they take up is minimal. I do plan on getting the SDD expansion once it’s under the £100 mark, till then I’m content.
  3. I hope not. I’d be a middle aged man by the time Elder Scrolls 6 is out then! I was at uni when Skyrim hit. I was like can’t wait until the next one is out in 5ish years, even bought an Xbox One on expectation of playing a new Elder Scrolls on it. I mean why wouldn’t there be? Except at Bethesda “shall we start making a sequel to the cultural and gaming phenomenon thats Skyrim? You know our most successful game ever?”, “Nah mate, let’s just kick that can down the road until everyone has forgotten that it existed”.
  4. When was the last time that’s happened in a game? Amazeballs!
  5. It’s beyond parody. Has any Prem team ever suffered such a calamity of injuries?
  6. You’ve got your finals mixed up. Its the FA Cup final not the Champions League final.
  7. Glad Leicester is winning but that’s just bullshit. You can’t be offside by millimetres. And it’s a shame that if Leicester win it it won’t be about an awesome goal or a great save but VAR yet again.
  8. Cant have an FA Cup final without devoting time to Tory ministers.
  9. Way too inexperienced. Her be best hanging around the SPL for a few more seasons and maybe cutting his teeth in the championship or alternatively go abroad.
  10. Brilliant, enjoyed that. I’ve been wanting him to do another retro console round up for a while. Hopefully he’ll redo some of the ones he did in the early days like the CDI that needed to be fleshed out a bit more.
  11. A bit harsh, the season has been wrecked by a biblical injury crisis. People were putting City’s indifferent form last season down to the absence of one (currently third choice) defender. Liverpool’s whole defence and midfield have had holes blown through them for the whole season completely unbalancing the side and forcing those who remain fit to continuously adapt to new systems. I still believe that a full strength Liverpool team would have walked the season. Next season with the long term injured returning and some additions I’d have high expectations.
  12. I like both games. I’m no hardcore shmup fan, I do prefer the simpler systems and find the more complex ones difficult to engage with. If you’re looking for an easy going and very fun shmup then Ghost blade is recommend, an excellent game to get non shmup playing friends or kids into the genre too. Ghost blade is very impressive on the DC, same with Sturmwind so you would lose that feeling when playing on modern hardware. Sturmwind is a favourite of mine, I dig the Lovecraftian sci fi vibe, can be rock hard but is pretty fair. I’m sure both a pretty cheap so worth picking up.
  13. United have been pretty ‘meh’ all season, they definitely need to improve if they want to maintain this position next year, they definitely won’t get away with falling behind so often or relying upon a moment of individual magic from one of their standout performers. They’ve been a rather underwhelming runners up. Once City got their act together they just strolled it. A drab season altogether. Lack of preseason, scheduling, empty stadiums and VAR seemingly defining and even deciding way too many games just made it all too forgettable.
  14. I’m sure they are trolling with the company name ‘Ready to dispatch’.
  15. My main problem with these in my experience is that they rarely deliver on time, every game I’ve purchased has been delayed a fair few months at least from its initial projection. Ironically some have gone on to get general retail releases later making the whole process pointless. Case in point Cotton Reboot from Strictly Limited was supposed to be released in March, yet still no sign of when that’s coming, and no update either, now I see it’s getting a general physical release in June anyway. Looks like I’d be able to pick up a copy from Amazon before I even hear about what’s happening with my strictly limited copy I preordered last year. Ready to dispatch games, I’ve all but given up ever seeing that copy of Radirgy Swag I preordered a year ago ever materialising. Generally the whole concept is a good idea, giving physical releases to some classic indie games that are too niche to get general retail releases. I generally dip in when a game I really like gets a physical release, it’s not often I do and have only bought five games this way previously but I’m already disillusioned with the whole process. It’s a good idea but is handled very poorly in practice.
  16. Got Sturmwind through the post today and have loved it. The best side scrolling shmup I’ve played in years, and looks stunning! Absolutely adore the video capture backgrounds, you can sort of feel it’s Jaguar CD origins as it has that early CD Rom game vibe but working at far more technically proficient level. One of the best looking shmups in the Dreamcast. It’s hard but very fair. Any player at any level can chip away at it and complete it even if you’re pretty useless at shmups like me.
  17. Must win against United now. Win that and in for a good shot at top 4.
  18. Apologies for my ignorance but does that stuff age people then? Would explain why so many professional footballers look like middle aged men by their mid 20s.
  19. I don’t have a CRT set up etc. The Dreamcast however looks great hooked up via HDMI on my 24inch. I really don’t want the hassle of switching over cables or doing it’s games the disservice of playing them through composite. So on the search for a definite list of VGA compatible/non compatible games but seems to be none around, does anyone have a good idea? I hear Bangai-o isn’t VGA compatible
  20. I want to try Gunlord, will probably be more easier to find on the Switch than the Dreamcast. I’ve heard very good things about Sturmwind and want to give that a try so have picked that up. This is out this month. Looking forward to it, preordered mine.
  21. I wonder if there’s any chance Joshprod or someone could strike a deal to do proper releases some of those atomswave conversions that would be awesome. I really like Ghost Blade, it’s incredibly well produced for an issue title title. For someone who likes shmups but is no good at them it’s great as it keeps the fundamentals simple but with a fair challenge. Dux looks gorgeous and has a banging soundtrack but seems to be missing something or might just be too difficult for my ability. I’ve wanted to try the MD Xeno Crisis, see how it runs compared to the DC version. Tough as nails but never felt it was unfair, probably the best indie release in recent years. Have to give Xenocider more time, it’s definitely impressive how a 3D game and engine was built from the ground up by such a small team. A lot of love and effort poured into the humble DC there. Ironic how the easy way to boot unofficial disks on the system, which was responsible for so much piracy during its prime, is the reason why the console is still being kept alive.
  22. Anyone else into the indie/home brew Dreamcast scene? I’ve started off with a fair few. Really enjoying trying out newer releases.
  23. Finally back in the Dreamcast game. My fav console and my main one until I sold it when I picked up a 360 ten yrs ago. There’s some games that I want to play again which don’t really exist out of the Dreamcast library, virtual tennis, cosmic smash, bangai-o, project justice and power stone. Mostly I jumped back in as there’s a load of new indie releases on it in 2020/21 and the novelty of playing new releases on the Dreamcast in 2021 was too tempting to pass. The some clever sods created hdmi cables too for it is the icing. The console which I felt was still pretty modern in 2011 now is feeling it’s age, in design and ergonomics. The baffling decision of Sega to place the battery deep inside its guts when the Saturn had it easily accessed at its rear means that it will never be able to tell the time again. Six Acton buttons, no reset on the console, the wire of the pad coming out from the inside. But there’s something satisfying always about the vmu tucked into the control pad. A cool retro vibe. Started on Xeno Crisis, Dux 1.5 and Xenocider and still waiting on Breakers and Ghost Blade and an hdmi cable to make everything crisp. Xenocider was the game that excited me most, being a very ambitious game, a full 3D 60fps game developed for the Dreamcast. Heavily influenced by space harrier, have yet to really give it a good go. Most of my time has been with Xeno Crisis. It’s glorious Hard as nails even on easy mode my arse is being kicked. A few other new releases I’m keeping an eye on too. Definitely looking forward to the Textorcist and Tough Guys. Long live the Dreamcast!
  24. Had this in the switch but got rid after a while. It’s got a lot of charm but is very limited and I felt like it ran out of gas quite early. It’s one of those games that would have been better with a bit more money poured into it. The environments are pretty bland and bare and some things needed more variation especially with by the recipes and the very limited set of customers that visit the cafe. Can be picked up cheaply so worth a bash but it’s a solid 6/10 game for me.
  25. Inflation is always a hugely flawed metric to use as income and cost of living have not kept in line with inflation. £70 is a lot of money for the general consumer for just a single game. Only gamers will feel inclined to buy at that price, the general populace will rightly scoff at it.
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