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    Console start up sounds

    I've never understood this one, there should have been zero thought in making this, it clearly creates its self, have a red scratch pierce through the black, the roar, zoom out to reveal logo. Instead we get the roar, then a super kiddy plinky plonky bit followed by an animated 3D cube because why the hell not. Even the Gamecube had a more adult intro and that had one with babies laughing. The Dreamcast is a very minimalist modern one which feels better now but at the time could have used a bit more of a wow factor.
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    Dave Perry is back...

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-11-07-dave-perrys-youtuber-debut-shows-some-things-are-best-left-in-the-nineties
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Watching a YouTube video someone brought up a good point. They feel that maybe some other company has made this and then Sony has just slapped their name on the box. The evidence: Uses public emulator. Emulator has issues with certain games, that's why certain faves may not have been included. Ps3 and PS4 controllers via USB can't be used. Menu interface is simple. Menu interface is a mess in terms of UI with incorrect fonts and kerning going on. Menu also doesn't know what it wants to be, retro background with colour banding and pixel fonts yet game images are hi resolution with jagged edges. The most damning of all is on the box, the PlayStation logo is shown twice for some reason. PlayStation classic in a small font and then underneath that PlayStation in a big font. It's redundant. But on top of that both uses of the word PlayStation are slightly different fonts with the first one have an L that's taller than the P and goes against the logo style guide. Sony shouldn't be that sloppy but a 3rd party company without correct access to assets might be. Everything does point to a quick cash grab and maybe Sony were approached by someone who could make one quick than the other way around.
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    Dave Perry is back...

    Yeah the Bikini babes was completely misjudged. I get he's the Games Animal but 1994 was over 20 years ago, things have moved on from lads mag tits and games. It could be quite interesting though, if he follows the Game Hut style of videos, looking back at his past, things he did in the games industry (as he did a lot from TV, to magazines etc) it could be quite interesting. But the booth babes bit just really doesn't fit, his audience are one click away from any porn tube site you can name, they don't need this kind of thing and certainly the people watching it wouldn't be wanting it. I actually quite like Dave, I did an interview with him years ago and brought him over to this forum (before some idiot banned him thinking he was a made up account) and he's open and friendly and happy to talk about what he does. So I hope he takes onboard these sort of comments and can have a nice little youtube channel although i fear he's going to be an invitation for trolls.
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    Dave Perry is back...

    Hmm will have a watch, although years ago he said he'd left the games industry and was happy not being in that world.
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    Retro Gamer 187: SNK Blow-out!

    Yep I love Retro Gamer. Never leave it Strider and never stop making it. Although I still love the regular covers over the subscriber exclusive ones. The sub ones look great but you put a lot of love and care and attention into the non sub ones.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    What is wrong with this forum, it's a GREAT list! Lot's of Playstation classics, titles that are synonymous with the brand and apart from Rainbow Six (why is that there) it's a great range of quirky titles and big franchises. Yes theres a million and one games that could have been there instead and yes Ridge Racer 1 and a Wipeout should have also been there but the rest is some classic gaming right there. For a forum that froths at the mouth when Nintendo release yet another compilation of Mario NES titles it's surprising that having FF7, MGS, GTA, Resident Evil, RRT4, Tekken 3 and Oddworld is considered a pretty poor list of games, besides Rainbow six theres not a bad game in the bunch.
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    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    That was basically in the weeks Future were in the middle of collapsing due to the .com bubble. I remember Dreamcast fan sites (and i assume others) were being paid a small fortune for clicks for adverts for Future titles. Im talking pounds a click, taking you to a website where you couldn't even buy the magazine the advert was for. That partly brought them to almost the brink of collapse. I think that magazine also only ran for 3 or 4 issues too.
  9. The biggest issue with L4D when i last played it was the only people playing it were the hardcore type. They knew every glitch, every spawn, every place to hide, meaning in the vs games you'd get destroyed in seconds whilst they went through the motions.
  10. It depends how it's been coded. If it's a locked resolution for any reason that means editing the code on Konamis end and fixing any bugs or things it breaks that may introduce.
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    Shenmue 1&2

    Theres maps on most street corners, theres no in game mini map, instead you have to zoom in on actual boards with maps on to see the layout. This is even a few times for parts of the story where you are required to go to a specific shop.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Will I have to turn it upside down to play it?
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Just seen this, why would they put the flap in on this version? Considering it was removed from previous consoles and would seemingly have zero use or reason to go this far in the detail?
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Just did the halo event, playground have made a better halo level in that one event than 343 have made over two Halo games. Playground should make the next Halo game instead!
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    Dara O'Briain's Go 8-bit

    It's a shame but not unexpected. As the above poster said the style and humour was all wrong. Games Master started out like this but Dom over the course of the series started putting his humour front and centre and it made the dull challenges fun to watch. The snide comments, the wacky humour and getting celebs to ride horses was all part of the fun. Here it was a bunch of people who never played games, despite going 'I'm amazing at Tomb Raider' then somehow not knowing the controls. It'd be like watching a football match with a bunch of players who don't know how to play football. It's a shame as it could have been informative and fun but instead came across as gimmicky with humour that fell completely flat. I thought Dara would be great, but he often had little to say in the commentary. I also wonder if they had to get clearence to show the games as all the brilliant party games were often missing.
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