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Topic   MAME High Score Competition! Game #21: Arkanoid

FrictionPin

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25-Apr
Nice job on Ninja Baseball Batman, that's a great score! yes

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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin

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24-Apr
Gypsy wrote:
> jsoncip38 wrote:
>>
>> I think it's funny that a vote like this is likely to just come down to whatever
>> system everyone here's parents decided to buy them first like 35 years ago.
>
> N64 was that system for me, but I hate it!
>

Nintendo all the way for me. The only system my folks bought for us was the Atari 2600. After that, it was all me and I didn't "own" a Sega (Genesis) console until about 6-7 years ago. Actually I only bought 2 non Nintendo consoles near launch dates but didn't play them longer a month or so, that was PS2 and XBOX. Last few years I branched out to the Saturn/Vita but they'll never overtake my nostalgia lenses for anything Nintendo.

Topic   MAME High Score Competition! Game #21: Arkanoid

FrictionPin

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22-Apr

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin

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18-Apr
Gypsy wrote:
> I'm starting to wonder just wtf the USPS is doing with this package from @Lunar to

That happens to me too at the same PO station. I believe it's when the office staff are opening the boxes to see if it will actually make its destination or will "go missing". Should make it through the entire staff in about 3 days I've noticed. You're on the downhill side, just be patient....and cross your fingers.

Topic   Find of the week

FrictionPin

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17-Apr
Awesome display case, I love and hate seeing it at the same time! Congrats dude, just awesome!

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin

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16-Apr
Gypsy wrote:
> @FrictionPin Book of Unwritten Tales is a pretty damn good series of adventure games.
> I got the first one pretty cheap ($3) but actually enjoyed it enough that I bit on
> a $9 sale on the 2nd. Heads up on Icewind Dale II there are no NPCs, you make your
> entire party. Oh and like the BGs, the Icewind Dale and NWN games have good LAN play,
> if you were looking to play these with your son.

Okay, so I just went crazy and bought all the games you mentioned plus Pillars, Tyranny and the Forgotten Realms bundle of the classic gold box games I had back in the day. That'll last me for a while.
FrictionPin

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16-Apr
Neverwind Nights Diamond was free the other day on GOG so I just picked it up. I'll look into Planetscape and I think the Icewind Dale games are on my "wait for a sale" list on Steam or GOG. I'll probably go back for the Kings Quest and King's Bounty games too at some point. Someone recently mentioned the Book of Unwritten Tales games to me as well so I have a few to put on the short list but I'm gonna keep searching to see if I can crack the RPG code in some more searching. Appreciate the recommendations for sure, always enjoy getting a heads up from you guys on games to add to the collection.
FrictionPin

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16-Apr
Gypsy wrote:
> Real Baldur's Gate, a MAN'S RPG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldur's_Gate
>

Agreed, BG II is exactly the deep story, choices and concequences that matter, party styled game that is unrivaled against what I see these days.
FrictionPin

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16-Apr
Lunar wrote:
> If in doubt, just ask me. My opinion is absolute, 100% correct and not biased at
> all.

South Park: Stick of Truth?
FrictionPin

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16-Apr
I think I am going to pickup Pillars and looks like I can even back Pillars II still, might do that too. Going to keep searching out potential others from late 90's to mid 2000's which was my main time away from gaming just to see what I can find in that vein.

Funny thing is my oldest son and I were wanting to play a board type game tonight and all we could find was checkers/chess combo set. Sad we didn't even have all the pieces to play either game but fumbled around with replacement items to get a couple games in before switching to Yahtzee. Told him we'd need to find a new game to play and I just might take you up on Numenera, it looked interesting from a quick read. I'll shoot you a PM.
FrictionPin

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16-Apr
I might have been mistaken on Assassin's Creed specifically but most of those other ones come up on nearly all hte search results I've been finding. Sure, there are a few of the games I'm looking for in there too but mostly it's first person or games that control a single person instead of the old party type games. Maybe those aren't really a thing anymore because of all the grinding/back tracking/lengthy dialog stuff which really is what defines an RPG game to me. Things like Wizardry, Bard's Tale, D&D titles, things like that I guess are what I'm referring to in general. I did find something newer called Pillars of Eternity which appears to be a good example of what I'm looking for and is fairly new.

I'm not saying any of those other games are bad, just not my thing when I want an RPG experience. I had the orignal Deus Ex PC games, enjoy me some Diablo or Torchlight, all that stuff is fun too but I guess I feel lost in what defines an RPG these days. Controlling a single person in a game would be an adventure game to me, not an RPG. So, I guess my question is what would you call a game where you control a party of characters, that have classes and level up by performing overworld quests and dungeon exploring?
FrictionPin

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16-Apr
Okay, I'm gonna need a little help here. What's up with the definition of an RPG game these days? This conversation had me wondering if I needed to go back to search out some of the great games I missed. In my limited searching this evening, I'm finding all these references to "best RPG games" which are NOT RPGs. What the heck do you call an RPG game now that actually means the classic RPG type game? Not this Fallout, Bioshock, Mass Effect, Wasteland, Witcher, Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex first person crap, but an actual party of guys set out to explore, crawl, battle and loot????
FrictionPin

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14-Apr
For those interested in switchers, the guys over at MyLifeInGaming just put up a video covering both RGB and component switchers today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=998tBzpJhVo
FrictionPin

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14-Apr
Agreed. I've passed on the last 3 offerings now I think from LRG. I'm not really going for the complete run so it's not a big thing to pass on them. RG didn't look like my kind of game anyway but I was on the fence until the last minute, no regrets.
FrictionPin

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14-Apr
Gypsy wrote:
> @Lunar problem has been solved lol.

Much better, welcome back

Topic   MAME High Score Competition! Game #21: Arkanoid

FrictionPin

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13-Apr
Continental Circus

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FrictionPin

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13-Apr
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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin

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11-Apr
I'm in the Capcom camp, don't forget about 1942, 1943, Bionic Commando, UN Squadron, King of Dragons, Magic Sword, and War of the Gems.

Konami has Rush N Attack, Tiny Toons, Double Dribble, Axelay and Zombies Ate My Neighbors. So many great games from 2 franchises.

Konami was a huge fav of mine too but I just played my Capcom games more.

Topic   MOVIE: Thor 3 Ragnarok Trailer

FrictionPin

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10-Apr
Just noticed a new trailer on YouTube for Thor 3 coming in November.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7ayGFHGqeQ

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin

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10-Apr
But you took the one I wanted...booo! Keeping my fighting avatar out of spite.
FrictionPin

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7-Apr
I've seen others play 4 player games before I believe, can't remember but it might have been C&D when I was poking around. I'm sad, sometimes I get on there just to watch other people play street fighter and wonder how in the heck are they so dang good at that game.

Topic   MAME High Score Competition! Game #21: Arkanoid

FrictionPin

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7-Apr
FINALLY!!! I won't play this one again if someone beats this score, this brought back to many frustrations at the pool hall as a kid as it was the only game they had for years in my town. Those little dots might as well be the quarters I pumped into that stinking machine. Always thought this was the hardest pac man game, I much preferred Baby Pac-Man. Old demon has been vanquished, I shant not play you again, bringer of pain...goodbye forever.

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FrictionPin

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6-Apr
DoDonPachi

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FrictionPin

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* 6-Apr
This game is a lot harder than it looks. The guy gets all scared at edges and won't jump so you have to jump early or press twice. The whip also latches onto things that make no sense sometimes, the planes aren't as bad as the vehicle stage when you are running. Whipping up almost always grabs onto something and your stuck getting shot or kicked to death. I made it past stage 3 once but didn't get a snap of that score, here's the best I could get...18,734.

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Topic   Has Been Heroes. Any thoughts?

FrictionPin

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5-Apr
bonham2 wrote:
> I have it, but I haven't played it yet.

Same here, hoping to get some quality time with it tomorrow night.