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General Arcade & Retro Chat' Special Championship Edition

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Me: "So I really need to buy (insert classic game name/series here) again?"

    Also Me: "Shut up and take my money!"



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    I get the Sega love and those games are broadly superb, but I wish they would release a few collections of their other titles.

    A pair of collections of their racing and fighting games would be outstanding, especially the former.

    Super Hang-On, Virtua Racing, Daytona, Sega Rally, Scud Race, Manx TT Superbike, to name but a few. I know some have made it onto the digital shop fronts, such as Virtua Racing and Daytona, but some of them have never ported or were last playable as a port on the Saturn.

    Also, while I'm dreaming, I'd love to play Daytona USA 2001 on a modern console, that game was just fantastic, and has aged really well. The problem for that game was the default control sensitivity was all over the place, and no one bought the game!




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Big issue with the Sega racing titles is all the licensing involved. But I'd be more than happy to pay for the likes of Sega Rally or Daytona one off releases like I did for Daytona PS360.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    They lost the Ferrari licence, so bye bye Outrun 2/2006 remasters :(

    Good thing the PSP/PS2 editions are so good!

    They had it on the digital storefronts for a while, and if you bought it back then you can still download it, but I never did so now I never can :( :(



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Spoiler: The PC version is easy to get and Sumo Digital Being awesome it runs on modern hardware and supports up to 8k resolutions.



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Good to hear, I must give that a try, it's such a great game



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,447 ✭✭✭ Mr.Saturn


    Absolutely adore Outrun 2006 — actually dipping in and out of it at the minute as my save file buggered and will take any excuse to play it again. The career mode can get a bit repetitive, mind you, which tends to be lost on me when I get all glazened-eyed about the game.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    That long run, all of the courses chained together, is just amazing and I have never played anything like it since.

    When you think of the modern racing game, with it's endless tracks and player options to alter the never ending range of cars, Outrun 2/ 2006 manages to be a lot more fun with little more than a glance in the direction of physics, a handful of flashy Ferraris and a very defined list of tracks bursting with sunshine and character.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    They're two completely different genres though tbf, arcade racing and more Sim based stuff wont necessarily share the same audience. I enjoy both, arcade racers are great for pick up and play fun....sim stuff I enjoy because it's a whole different reward when handling the car successfully.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    I've a Keelog PSU for my C64, seems perfectly fine. Anyone used them for an Amiga PSU? - https://www.keelog.com/power-supply/#amiga

    Considering buying one for multiple Amiga's (500, 600, & 1200)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,602 ✭✭✭ Steve X2


    I've a few of the Keelog ones with the OLED screen running my Amiga's. I had an minor issue with one that they quickly sent a replacement for(and let me keep the faulty one which i fixed up in 5 mins).

    Apart from that, no issues.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Nice to hear, thanks Steve. I may order one up for Amiga duty so!



  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭ 80s Synth Pop


    Looks like the new darksoft cps1 / 1.5 multis have started shipping :D


    Did anyone that ordered one receive it yet?



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,741 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Really was a case of them reaching way too high with the valuations. They could have gotten away with this if they'd been a bit more reasonable with their artificial inflation, rather than being insanely greedy.

    1.5 million dollars for Mario 64 was outrageous.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,447 ✭✭✭ Mr.Saturn


    I’m becoming increasingly fascinated with the kind of job lots where it looks like someone actually managed to go an entire generation without buying a single decent game.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Most the PS2/PS360 generation I find. Usually a Fifa and CoD gamer so wouldn't really be clued in on what is good so probably went for what sounded or looked good.

    Can see it happening as well with lapsed gamers. I remember a few people asking for advice about what games to get for a PS2/XBox and they hadn't played games in years but liked Tomb Raider so wanted to get Angel of Darkness. Of course when I tried to tell them they were making a huge mistake I just sounded like I was being the opininated dickhead I usually am. Same with people buying a 360 saying they grew up with Sonic and wanted to get Sonic 06.

    I wonder how many people were completely turned off videogames by those two games.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Anyone know how ebay selling works for international postage these days? If selling within the EU, is there anything specific I need to print and fill out? Same for selling to the UK, does eBay provide customs forms for printing or is it done on arrival at the post office?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    So some interesting information about gunstar heroes has come out.

    Seems it very nearly didn't get brought to the west. Everyone at Sega of America hated it except one guy. Here's how it went down with the producer of eternal champions:

    Also Treasure were never told how well gunstar heroes did in the west:




  • Registered Users Posts: 31,741 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    How could someone involved in promoting videogames play Gunstar Heroes and not think it's amazing? I find that really hard to comprehend.

    Such a shame, the sequel we never got :(



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    I'm kind of glad they did some wildly different stuff with each new game. And Gunstar Super Heroes was kind of poo.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Was that the Gunstar game on the GBA?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,724 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    That new top tier PlayStation Plus subscription has PS1 games and they're adding trophies to some games, including Intelligent Qube/Kurushi. I'm intrigued...



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Let me spoil that for you. All games in all regions will be the PAL versions.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    One for SHMUP junkies.

    Coming from Ladybug how has been pumping out amazing doujin metroidvanias for years. It's on steam.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,101 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Had a quick go of it there and the opening stage is incredible. There's benefits for being off work sick I suppose.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,724 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    Yeah I saw that afterwards :(

    Kurushi should be ok but that rules out games like Tekken or THPS so I probably wouldn't bother with a subscription.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Makes sense, given how very few people have 60Hz displays at the moment.


    /f****ng clowns.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,584 ✭✭✭ sniper_samurai


    Tekken is fine. It's the first party games that are affected excluding Syphon Filter.



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