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    The Arcade Ten

    From the Arcade Starting with the undisputed king.. Outrun Time Crisis Daytonaaaaa Sega Rally Virtua Fighter 3 Metal Slug Mortal Kombat Afterburner Galaga Space Invaders At Home I'd include quite a few of the above as ports, but... *yawn* Burnout 2 Ridge Racer Hi-Spec Soul Calibur Crazy Taxi Virtua Fighter 2 Virtua Fighter 5 DDR Street Fighter Alpha 2 Streets of Rage 2 ThunderForce IV
  2. Invert all the way. For me, it comes from PC FPS games. I'm with the other guys – if I imagine holding a gun, i would lean back a bit to aim up, and lean forwards a bit to aim down. It's about torso control more than head or arm control. As an aside, the worst control setup ever is in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, where the flight stick when pushed left or right makes the plane turn that way instead of roll. YUCK!
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    Favourite supporting / bit part actors

    Hah brill thread. Agreeing with Sean Pertwee, because I love Dog Soldiers. David Warner is amazing too, he's brilliant in My Best Friend is a Vampire –what a movie! What about Danny Nucci? Always used to be typecast as a Latino marine (The Rock, Crimson Tide), but also played Leo's mate in The Titanic. Used to crop up in all sorts, still seems to be busy to this day.
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    Do/did your parents game?

    I just remembered the time my Dad was let loose in GTA (San Andreas). He took delight in running over pedestrians and acting like a loon, just like the rest of us.
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    Do/did your parents game?

    My Dad LOVED Virtua Racing on the Saturn, but has never gone for anything else at all. I'd go to my room to find him there, hooked on getting the best lap. In the end I traded it in for something, which on reflection was rather cruel. Anyway, this thread is making me think I should donate my PS3 to my retired folks – Dad loves racing, and Mum loves fantasy stuff just like @Gizamaluke's Mum. They're both retired, but plenty busy with a little bit of land and a few animals* to look after – not sure if it'd ruin their lives... Dad is already on the iPad a bit too much these days.. * quite common in NZ, they bought a "lifestyle block" there when they emigrated
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    Shenmue 1&2

    Pretty much confirmed there'll be no data sharing, though I'd think it'd be somewhat trivial to include some level of data transfer – whether it's just an amalgamation of "skill" points that transfer to base level combat skills rather than specific moves, or something like that. I mean, it's only going to be a big blob of hierarchical data, right? I haven't bought this yet. I'm tempted to let them patch it up a bit before starting.
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    Shenmue III - PS4/PC | 2019

    DLC "What happened to Fuku-san? Chapter 1: Tomato Convenience" Fuku-san begins his life-long career with Tomato Convenience, and attempts to settle into a life without Ryo. Face up to bullies, perform stock takes, and deal with the frustration that comes from knowing Nozomi will never love him the way she loves Ryo.
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    A great gaming track a day

    And for some reason this popped into my head. Not thought of this game for YEARS! And I had no idea it had such a limited release – now rather pricey on eBay? I have no idea where my (PAL) copy went – I sold off my Saturn stuff when I emigrated. Perhaps it's in my mate Jon's loft, in St. Albans...! Didn't find individual tracks but here's the full OST – it's the first track I remember most, of course.. Keio Flying Squadron 2!
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    A great gaming track a day

    One of those games I'd never heard of until my Mum bought it for me – despite Sega Power's games index, which I poured over endlessly! Another platformer for me to be useless at! Mystic Defender – Scene 1
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    Let us celebrate Edge's 25th Anniversary

    Came to it a little later after Saturn started to wind down, having been a Sega Power and CVG fan as a young 'un, then moving on to the similarly excellent Sega Saturn Magazine. First issue I bought was this one (48, August 1997) – notable for the GoldenEye review. Fave covers? Well yeah, issue 100 is hard to beat. Issue 80's Black & White covers were pretty neat, though I didn't even play the game.. Issue 83's simple PS2 launch cover Also notable – that cover for a PS2 Ferrari game, which I think ended up vaporware – it was a fancy black embossed box, with velcro and everything. Kind of crap, but way OTT! I have it and all of the above in our bookshelf here, in Australia..
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    Shenmue 1&2

    It will be charming even if it is antiquated – and those QTE's are still satisfying, despite the fairly rigid mechanic. And the fighting is still about as good as 3D fighting gets! I'm looking forward to seeing Ren again.
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    No Man's Sky

    What I love about that video of NPC ships protecting the player is it’s the kind of happy accident you get when people are just having fun building a game, when they say “hey, what if...”. It kind of reminds me of being at uni, where we’d all build these little Half Life/CS levels with various out-there inventions and concepts. Despite the hell they’ve been through at times, you can constantly see the passion and love that’s gone into it.
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    No Man's Sky

    That great video took me back to the thoughts I had back in 2016 - that this game with a bit more sense of purpose and a bit of emotional drive would be very special! (note: it already is special)
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    No Man's Sky

    Yeah there's some cool stuff in there – i started mining a plant and the enormous land-octopus-like creature nearby got spooked and ran off in a most mincy manner. I know that' in itself is very easy logic, but the fact there's a seperate animation for nervous states and it's all procedural... that's pretty amazing! I would love to see animals grazing and moving in herds (insert Jurassic Park's Sam Neill!), and of course things like poles, even altitude--based temperature, and – yes – gravity... but what we've got is already very special.
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    No Man's Sky - Photo Gallery

    Just add rocket launchers and you've got Quake!

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