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  1. Vimster

    Audio Club

    Okay, blatant plug time again: Here's my announcement for my new album coming out on 30th November called Another Door Opens
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    Do you prefer physical books or Ebooks?

    I'm the same. I have always been partially-sighted but recently I had a problem with one of my eyes associated with cataract operations which whilst not a huge issue, has made reading smaller print difficult. I still read small print but it takes ages and I can't do it for long periods. So the Kindle is invaluable.
  3. Vimster

    What's hidden in the fade?

    Time For Action by Secret Affair has a guy shouting "WANKERS!" Credit to the Chart Music podcast for pointing that one out.
  4. Vimster

    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    I'd recommend VCV Rack - https://vcvrack.com/ Loads of free modules, some reasonably-priced paid ones too. And it's free. Reaktor 6 blocks are good too, absolutely tons of free blocks.
  5. Vimster

    Audio Club

    I also have the Akai MPK249, lovely keyboard, very useable. Someone I know very well indeed used to pirate everything but there was a point where it tended to come with unwanted nasty adware or worse, switched to freeware synths and effects, but more recently invested in actual software. Personally I think it's worth it. Ableton Live 10 Suite is £449 or so and frankly it's all someone needs. Compared to a capable hardware set-up that's really good value.
  6. Would be interesting to know his rationale for staying quiet.
  7. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    Well I said veneer as although it would probably be explained away as ironic, the fact it was done in the first place negates it.
  8. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    It does remind me of that When Games Attack show where they used to get Page 3 girls to play DDR. But even then there was a thin veneer of post-modern irony. This is dead straight.
  9. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    He seems to be part of this certain set of higher-profile UK retrogaming Youtubers that includes Slopes. Personally I find Top Hat Whatever utterly contrived and unwatchable, the character just doesn't work.
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    What do you emulate and what do you do it with?

    I need some kind of stick seeing as I play a lot of MAME/arcade stuff generally, but I can never settle on a system I'd want it for. PC would be the best bet but wouldn't mind one for the PS2, OG Xbox or even the Pi3. And all this about posh buttons and whatnot... way beyond me. Looks lush though.
  11. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    That smirk of pride he did when introducing it says it clearly wasn't.
  12. Vimster

    The C64 Mini

    The 8-Bit Guy reviews the new C64 Mini for the American market. It has some different games by the looks.
  13. Vimster

    Games you keep buying despite not liking them

    Same here. Saturday afternoon/night is my main gaming time and I find myself playing Burnout Revenge, SSX3, some old Tony Hawk game, or MAME. I found I had played Victory Road for 90 minutes one night. Also a few rounds of Tiger Woods 200x. Meanwhile all the big games, RPGs and the like, get pushed back. I'm very close to just accepting this is what games are to me and try to resist the hype/ Yeah right.
  14. Vimster

    Games you keep buying despite not liking them

    I was like this for years re Wipeout. Always bouncing off the sides, never feeling that flow you can see people who can play getting into, yet the whole aesthetic is so compelling. Then I watched this one Wipeout HD tutorial video and gave it another go. It just clicked. I'm not exactly an expert but at least now I can feel the rush and do clean laps, even if they're not the fastest laps. It made me realise sometimes it is down to putting the time in. it's a shame there isn't enough time, and too many games vying for attention.
  15. Vimster

    Games you keep buying despite not liking them

    Another vote for open-world here, although I'll open that up to big games in general: long games with 60-odd hour stories, tons of side-quests, complex item and power management, the sort of stuff that, if it clicks, you can really sink your teeth into. Yet apart from one or two (FFXII on PS2 springs to mind) I never get past the first 4 or 5 hours, either there is too much tutorialising, or it's some cliché-ridden JRPG story that I cannot even pretend to like. But I know I'm desperately seeking that game that will grab me and I'll play that shit for hours on end. It simply doesn't happen. And yet I will buy every game that potentially fits the bill, like an idiot. Far Cry 5 is on my list but I just know I'll get pissed off with that after a couple of hours. It feels like I'm getting value for money, but ultimately I'm not.

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