Jump to content
rllmuk
Sign in to follow this  
strider

Retro Gamer Issue 174 - Xbox now retro!

Recommended Posts

Latest issue out in Thursday.

 

Inside the xbox

making of seaquest

history of ys 

retro revival chaos engine

archives artic computing

making of conker’s bad fur day

collectors guide Sinclair research

40 years of Atari 2600

ultimate guide rygar

making of toonstruck

making of Star paws

 

other stuff I can’t remember as I’m on holiday.

 

 

F0B45559-3F9D-4014-9E3B-4D61F6E64B48.jpeg

  • Upvote 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funnily enough, I've just dusted off my Xbox. Mostly for Coinops, but I keep thinking I've missed out by never really using it for anything other than xbmc and emulation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

Funnily enough, I've just dusted off my Xbox. Mostly for Coinops, but I keep thinking I've missed out by never really using it for anything other than xbmc and emulation.

It's got soooo many great games on it. I love the Xbox :)

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, strider said:

It's got soooo many great games on it. I love the Xbox :)

I could never get along with the pad. The triggers were great, but I find the face buttons a bit unpleasant to use. They just feel a bit odd...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The controller S is fine.  Failing that, you can get adapters to use a Dual Shock on them.  I've got one to use my Namco stick with CoinOps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Xbox is crap for emulation. It's bloody excellent for Xbox games though! Much like the PSP, its excellent software gets overlooked for cheap and free gaming. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/10/2017 at 09:55, strider said:

Latest issue out in Thursday.

 

Inside the xbox

making of seaquest

history of ys 

retro revival chaos engine

archives artic computing

making of conker’s bad fur day

collectors guide Sinclair research

40 years of Atari 2600

ultimate guide rygar

making of toonstruck

making of Star paws

 

other stuff I can’t remember as I’m on holiday.

 

 

F0B45559-3F9D-4014-9E3B-4D61F6E64B48.jpeg

Should the subs copies have arrived by now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

Should the subs copies have arrived by now?

Today or tomorrow I'd imagine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn, XBox, tried to hack it but ended up breaking the whole thing, wont even boot up now.

 

Cashgen have a £20 console atm in dundee, but im worried ill break it again. Just love that big ol' box

 

Edit: Bought my last one from cashgen, they said if i modded it the warranty would be void. However upon turning it upside down its VERY evident that it had already been opened up and hacked, so ended up in shits creek without a paddle :<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use my Xbox all the time for normal gaming, arcade emulation, even a bit of XBMC still. It's a fantastic machine and if it wasn't for the sales behemoth that was the PS2 it would have been huge. It certainly deserved to be. Looking forward to reading that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

On 28/10/2017 at 13:01, ScouserInExile said:

I could never get along with the pad. The triggers were great, but I find the face buttons a bit unpleasant to use. They just feel a bit odd...

 

I can see where you're coming from. The buttons are a little too close together for comfort. That said, the original controller remains one of my favourites, only bettered by the X360 controller. It's heavy, but feels comfortable in the hand; much better than the hand cramping PS2 controller.

 

I've still got my Xbox set up and love it to bits, but the games library has aged badly. It doesn't have the exclusives games that made the PS2 and many of the PC ports are looking distinctly primitive nowadays.

 

I haven't had a chance to read the latest issue of RG beyond Strider's intro page, but immediately noticed the paper quality is a huge improvement over recent issues. It's great to have the glossy pages of older issues back again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, SeanR said:

When people say "the original controller"..?

 

Xbox-File-Converter-Free-Easy-Online-Con

 

 

maxresdefault.jpg

 

so beautiful, looks like a friggin spaceship. like im ready to nuke NK with that bad boy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Vimster said:

I use my Xbox all the time for normal gaming, arcade emulation, even a bit of XBMC still. It's a fantastic machine and if it wasn't for the sales behemoth that was the PS2 it would have been huge. It certainly deserved to be. Looking forward to reading that.

There's some great anecdotes from seamus blackley.

my favourite is "it was called the coffin box at work because everyone said it meant your career was ruined. I'd assure them that it was going to be amazing and then I'd drive home crying"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I loved going over to my friends house to play the xbox, coolest thing ever. House stank of weed cause his mum was a stoner, and many good nights of SSX Tricky and Jet Set Radio. Ah mispent youth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, SeanR said:

The S was soooo right after the Duke.

 

xbox-s-controller-large.jpg

 

and informed

The S came out 11 months after the original duke controller and replaced it as a pack-in thereafter. We felt that as a result more people would recognise it and it's cool shape also allowed us to do something really clever by matching it's up with the Xbox to complete a circle :)

Plus it's a miles better pad.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, strider said:

The S came out 11 months after the original duke controller and replaced it as a pack-in thereafter. We felt that as a result more people would recognise it and it's cool shape also allowed us to do something really clever by matching it's up with the Xbox to complete a circle :)

Plus it's a miles better pad.

 

what's that then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SeanR said:

 

what's that then?

If you look at the Xbox logo in the middle of the console the pad creates a circle with it.

We were probably be a little too clever there as it's quite subtle :P

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, strider said:

If you look at the Xbox logo in the middle of the console the pad creates a circle with it.

We were probably be a little too clever there as it's quite subtle :P

giphy.gif

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Xbox was primarily for watching films. XBMC was a thing of beauty. Games wise, I preferred the PS2, primarily because I was into PES in those days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/10/2017 at 13:31, nakamura said:

Xbox is crap for emulation. It's bloody excellent for Xbox games though! Much like the PSP, its excellent software gets overlooked for cheap and free gaming. 

Take that back!! :) I loved it for emulation, in still thinking it's better than the Wii for emus. Shame it's an ugly massive box!

 

I played the shit out of rainbow six online. It was the console I actually spent a lot of time playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had four of them LAN'd up at one point, with a telly each, for Halo sessions.  We'd drink beer, eat dirty snacks and play all weekend.  I loved the Xbox.  I couldn't drive when it came out, but I managed to talk my chum into running me into town to buy one with Halo.  We stopped off at the local Cash 'n' Carry for supplies on the way home, and I don't think we emerged from my house for about three days.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, bplus said:

Take that back!! :) I loved it for emulation, in still thinking it's better than the Wii for emus. Shame it's an ugly massive box!

 

I played the shit out of rainbow six online. It was the console I actually spent a lot of time playing.

I find the emulation for older systems up to 16bit far better on Wii. The output the correct resolution for a start. 

Not sure about MAME though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coinops 8 is absolutely wicked. The fact Xbox emulation is still well supported is testament to how well it's thought of. My only criticism is I have too many games on it. It's like Netflix. I spend more time looking at lists than actually playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Xbox is my least favourite console from that generation... but Amped 2 is the best snowboarding game I’ve ever played. It looks glorious in 720p! It’s the main reason I still have my modded Crystal Xbox.

 

XBMC was incredible to have at the time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope people enjoy my "making of Star Paws" article - the DEFINITIVE story of the game's development and history, putting right a myth that has grown over the years...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.