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  1. Vimster

    TotalBiscuit died.

    That's pretty much when I discovered TB with must be getting on for a decade ago. A lot of the time he was infuriating, treading a very fine line between acerbic and catty, but the quality of the videos was definitely high. He never really learned to handle the internet though, and ultimately that's what got people's backs up;. Fully acknowledging he was no angel, I just want to remember him for the quality PC gaming coverage.
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    Amiga Appreciation Thread

    Okay I have a few Amiga-related questions, if anyone can help: I'd not used my 1200 in a good 10 years, apart from powering it up about 5 years ago only to find my monitor was dud. Anyway, I want to get it recapped, so I'm looking at sending it to Amigakit. What's the best way to send the motherboard in the post? And has anyone used AmigaKit for recapping? They don't give a lot of instructions about how they like it sent. Secondly, I want to dump the contents of the old 120mb hard drive that's in the 1200 with a view to replacing it with a CF card or similar. What's the best way to get the stuff off the drive and onto a PC? Once I get it recapped I'm planning to do the thing out: Gotek internal drive, add a 68882 co-processor to the accelerator and up the memory from 8mb to 32mb, we'll see how it goes. I'm not great with taking old computers apart but it has to be done.
  3. The Next updates mention a lot of games being developed but I've lost track of what is included and what is just going to be available to buy. I know they've got a few like Rex and that Dizzy game, if I remember rightly.
  4. You're right. It's been said before that whilst it would be great for a TV-style dramatic ending where the bad guys get their just desserts, it's more likely they'll just fade away, communication will become increasingly vague and sparse, the excuses less able to be countered adequately, and more self-imposed deadlines will get longer and longer until, they hope, people have either lost track or lost interest. RCL will get away with it, literally, and I honestly cannot see anything short of a full-on criminal investigation having any impact. And I really hate saying it. As has been said, half a million pounds.
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    Must have PSP games. What's your top 5

    Lumines - obviously DariusBurst - very playable Japan-only shmup Ridge Racer - quality portable-friendly arcade racing. PixelJunk Monsters - easily the best tower defence game on PSP PuyoPuyo Fever 20th Anniversary - jam-packed with modes, good puzzler to have on the go. BTW an updated version of Space Invaders Extreme was released on Steam that fixes a lot of the problems of the PSP version it's based on. It's a bit on the pricey side though. There is a PSP Appreciation Thread here somewhere with plenty more suggestions. I have to say I love the PSP. Even now the screen on a 3000 is fantastic, there are some great games, and with CFW there's so much more to do. I have mine with me here ready to do some music on using Little GP Tracker - http://littlegptracker.com/
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    On the off chance you don't have it, Unreal Gold is free until 6pm on 24th May.
  7. I was so excited for Chaos Reborn but when I saw it being played it put me right off. The original may look really simplistic but it plays so well who cares about flashy modern graphics? As mentioned above, try Lords Of Chaos.
  8. C64 and Spectrum versions were very similar. Amiga and ST were great. Avoid the PC version though, it was awful. Lords Of Chaos was great. Essentially a cross between Chaos and Laser Squad.
  9. The sooner this is properly investigated the better. It's well overdue.
  10. Absolutely, there's more than enough evidence of financial mismanagement to suggest this is more than a project that has gone out of hand. And if there was any hardware they'd be showing that like it's about to go out of style. You could even say their inability to directly address the fundamental questions everyone has is pretty much a tacit admission. There will come a point where blaming critics, or citing court proceedings will not be a way to avoid the truth. I'm amazed they'd not been directly called to justify their actions to this point.
  11. Okay, if I had Levy and Martin against the wall here are the fundamental questions I would want a straight answer to: 1. Will you provide documentary evidence the console exists, photos, videos? 2. Realistically what is the timeline for the Vega+ shipping? 3. What is your policy in regards refund requests? 4. List your top five reasons the project has not been fulfilled at this point. Naturally I wouldn't expect them to give any straight answers, or any answers, instead blaming everyone else. But in all seriousness I feel that if they could address the basic concerns of backers in as straightforward and honest a fashion as possible, without finger-pointing or emotion, they might be able to claw back a little bit of good will at the very least. I presume they want to carry on in business after this; they're not exactly doing their future projects any favours. If it's all a bit of a mess and they're unable to handle what the project has become, admit it, because whether it's via IGG, the courts, the former directors or any other source the truth will out eventually. Better to head all that off now and take the heat than just keep on pushing that moment into the future. (sorry, I'm just really frustrated that they just aren't dealing with the fundamentals, instead indulging in blaming, vague statements, blurred self-imposed deadlines, censorship of criticism and a seeming lack of awareness).
  12. It's easy to forget jus how big a backlash MS faced after that initial reveal. All their plans were very much from a company who were riding high, the 360 was hugely-successful compared to the PS3, MS thought the good will generated would carry forward, happy 360 owners would go along with them. And Sony had an open goal, just make the console cheaper and not have all the restrictions, and that was largely just carrying on as they had been. You'd hope Sony would learn from that with a PS5.

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