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General Arcade & Retro Chat' Special Championship Edition

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,084 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    PS3 was a badly made POS but it's got a very substantial catalogue of exclusives. Can't say the same for PS4. PS4 is great and all but if you have a PC or XBox there really isn't a whole lot there to differentiate it from them. XBox One is a worse console but it's also pretty much a PS4 without the exclusives. But it also has Ninja Gaiden Black. PS4 is probably the least used console I own next to the One (and CDi). I guess it's just the way things are going where the consoles are less their own eco system of games and experiences and just a box to play games on. I guess my biggest complaint about the system isn't the lack of exclusives but just how boring it is. Also you say two major consoles of the day but the WiiU kicks the PS4's ass as a more interesting console.

    However all of what I said is totally moot. PS4 might have had Bloodborne (did you beat it Cidey or do you need help with it? 😘). The fact is the CDi is a much better console because it has three zelda games on it and a mario game. Count them; three!



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,084 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Uncharted and God of War are coming to PC so best wait for them. I found Uncharted 4 a boring and unnecessary addition to the trilogy but Lost Legacy sounds interesting. Never got around to playing it but will definitely play it on PC.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,220 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    @Retr0gamer the cd-i isn't a console, it's a video disc player that has some badly made cartoons masquerading as games on it.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,084 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    @Inviere Burn Cycle is a better Cyberpunk game than Cyberpunk 2077.

    *Mic Drop*



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 26,870 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    Lost Legacy is probably tied with Uncharted 2 as the best of the series. Has that excellent semi-open design that tends to be the best part of Sony blockbusters these days. Rift Apart has a brilliant such section too. So much more enjoyable than most actual sprawling open worlds.



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,889 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,889 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    The Stadia version of Cyberpunk 2077 is excellent...



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Well my payment for paprium on Kickstarter failed.


    Now to wait and see if I dodged a bullet or missed out 😂



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 3,119 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dr Bob


    Holy Crap! that is an amazing port . I'd say Sega would probably be OK with it existing as well , since it acts as publicity for them . (As opposed to Nintendo's moronic CRUSH KILL DESTROY tactics. )

    https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/290225-nintendo-forces-removal-of-commodore-64-super-mario-port-7-years-in-the-making



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Googled Nintendo lawsuit and saw this

    Took me a minute, I won't lie



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,084 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Those hard drive articles make me double take.



  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ Lion Killer


    Can anyone tell me what is a fair price for a used PS3 controller these days? What's fair?



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Going to have to sell one of my cabinets :( just isn't enough room with the new couch in, looks a bit silly.

    Now for Sophie's Choice, Do I keep the SNK or the Pony?

    Edging towards the Pony at the moment, it's worth about 4k so I'd never be able to buy it back and it fits in much better with a living room. Lower profile so I can put more shelves over it.

    Absolutely adore my SNK cab though. Must have it nearly ten years now. It's more in the 2k region so I could potentially buy one back in the future, maybe...ah really love the thing though!

    Is option 3, sell the couch and become a 'dont tell people how I live??' Lenny meme also worth considering?!



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,220 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Could it live in a future attic conversion? If so, maybe just disassemble it and store it somewhere until there's space for it...then you won't have to rebuy one



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,084 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Sell it to ciderman and buy it back in 6 months when you have the room.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    Option 4 - long term loan the SNK to someone who has space and you trust, you can always get it back in the future then



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    That would be the best solution @KeRbDoG . Would be terrible to have to sell the cabinet!



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    One of my sisters actually offered, thought that was nice! - however realistically, they live in a rental apartment so I'd just be kicking the can down the road. Ah, I think I'll bite the bullet and sell one alright, the place I'm living in now is the 'forever home' (or at very least for the next decade!) so my space availability won't be changing any time soon.

    or...

    Could always lash it in my parents kitchen like I did with my first two cabinets for a few years, they'd love that :D



  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭ dav09


    You never know what way prices will go in the future, what keeps going up and up generally has to come down (somewhat) at some point, like a bubble. You never know it may be more affordable in the future, but would definitely store it somewhere if you plan to get one again down the line realistically.



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 3,119 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dr Bob


    Bloodnet is better than both of them ...Cyberpunk AND vampires!



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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 3,119 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dr Bob


    Are you anywhere near maynooth ? I have a few spares here so I could do a used one cheap if you're stuck . Actually theres 2 people selling them new on adverts for 25 and 17

    https://www.adverts.ie/playstation/new-wireless-bluetooth-controller-game-pad-gamepad-controllers-for-sony-playstation-play-station-ps3-ps-3-console-computer/15444369

    (the 17 one looks like a third party , but at this point sony's probably not going to do a firmware update on the console blocking 3rd party controllers ....probably)



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,084 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    I'm pretty sure Ps4 controllers work on PS3. Might be an option.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,580 ✭✭✭ sniper_samurai


    They do. It's a royal pain not using a DS3 though as you have no rumble and the PS button doesn't work, if you want to get back to the XMB you need to reset the console by hand.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Been at home sick with covid the last 3 days. Some absolute dose, kids and everything sick with it. Although at least they only got 24 hours of it.

    Been able to get 1-2 hours of pinball in almost every night though so always a silver lining



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Hope you're doing alright! The amount of people coming down with it now is mad, seems to be fairly mild though for most and is mainly upper respiratory only - so fingers crossed it's the beginning of the end for the thing!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Yeah pretty good now. I'd say I'm about 80%

    Only lasted 24 hours for the children so that was lucky TF



  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ Lion Killer


    Jack Burton, you have kids? I remember when you were a student on here hoarding Mega Drive games. They grow up so fast. Where has the time gone. ☹️



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,589 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Yeah two kids.

    Im in my 30s now......****

    The hoarding has gotten to an advanced stage now too. It's never really stopped, pinballs, arcade cabs, laserdisc, VHS, toys...I hoard them all



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    Someone's come up with a way of switching between a Fenrir and optical drive in the Saturn.




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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,889 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Mind yourself, I found Covid has affected people, including me, in phases.

    The chills and headache would subside but be replaced with another acute symptom.

    Fatigue, over the following fortnight, was particularly unwelcome, so make sure to take it easy.



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