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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 11:55
Replies: 292
Views: 33,439
Posted By gimbal
The enemies in Doom were well-designed, even when...

The enemies in Doom were well-designed, even when they were just a few pixels in the distance you could still spot which enemy they were because every enemy has it's own unique palette.

Youtuber...
Forum: OT - Gaming 27 January 2020, 10:48
Replies: 916
Views: 133,796
Posted By gimbal
This is a thread about obtaining free games, not...

This is a thread about obtaining free games, not for complaining about issues with PC ports... It's not even remotely related.

On that note, The Bridge is now free on Epic, a rather unique...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 27 January 2020, 10:41
Replies: 46
Views: 2,135
Posted By gimbal
Eh no, I don't really like Simply Red :) His...

Eh no, I don't really like Simply Red :) His voice doesn't really mesh with me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 18:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By gimbal
The mission is clearly to have one program for...

The mission is clearly to have one program for all emulation purposes. I would not call that bloat, but more... over-enthusiasm. What amazes me is that it isn't crashing and burning, apparently...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 24 January 2020, 18:04
Replies: 108
Views: 8,754
Posted By gimbal
I watched one Korean show (Strong Girl Bong-Soon,...

I watched one Korean show (Strong Girl Bong-Soon, funny but with many cringy scenes) and now of course Netflix thinks I want to watch nothing else. Among the surprisingly many interesting offers...
Forum: OT - Gaming 24 January 2020, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By gimbal
Tis not a bad sale indeed, but boy it does come...

Tis not a bad sale indeed, but boy it does come quickly after the winter sales...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 January 2020, 17:06
Replies: 42
Views: 1,675
Posted By gimbal
I get that. Pinball Fantasies was fun at the...

I get that. Pinball Fantasies was fun at the time, but there are far better pinball games with more accurate physics.

The Party Land tune will forever be stuck in my brain though.
Forum: OT - General 24 January 2020, 10:48
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By gimbal
Let the record show: for once it was not me that...

Let the record show: for once it was not me that derailed the thread.

What am I talking about?



Pwamp pwamp pwamp pwaaaaaaamp.
Forum: OT - Technical 24 January 2020, 10:43
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By gimbal
Not really, I'm being forced to use the phone to...

Not really, I'm being forced to use the phone to do 2nd factor stuff more and more often. Even the tax office is switching over to an app to sign the tax submission. Right now it's optional, the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 17:11
Replies: 35
Views: 1,209
Posted By gimbal
Okay but all arcade games are coin munchers,...

Okay but all arcade games are coin munchers, that's their purpose in life :) If that would be an argument then all home ports are better.
Forum: OT - Gaming 23 January 2020, 12:44
Replies: 916
Views: 133,796
Posted By gimbal
I guess less people will have played Apposing...

I guess less people will have played Apposing Force and Blue Shift, those are worth a go for free.

Fun fact: both of those expansions were made by Gearbox of Borderlands fame, in fact the company...
Forum: OT - Technical 22 January 2020, 20:52
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By gimbal
This old geezer rebellion nonsense is getting old...

This old geezer rebellion nonsense is getting old itself dude, if you don't cut it out I'm flying over to beat you with a broomstick. You buy a new computer every year, now get a tiny pc for your...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 22 January 2020, 20:39
Replies: 2,608
Views: 413,006
Posted By gimbal
The Thing (Carpenter, not the horrendous prequel...

The Thing (Carpenter, not the horrendous prequel done later) doesn't get to me anymore, I've seen it too many times :) The head turning into a spider is now cute and cuddly to me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2020, 23:24
Replies: 4,106
Views: 720,040
Posted By gimbal
IMO its the best gun in the game anyway :) The...

IMO its the best gun in the game anyway :) The rest drain the bullets too quickly, I just didn't want to bother with them too much.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 21 January 2020, 23:22
Replies: 2,608
Views: 413,006
Posted By gimbal
I detect a pattern, the next movies that you are...

I detect a pattern, the next movies that you are going to see are Stuart Little and Little Women.
Forum: OT - General 21 January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By gimbal
I don't make it a secret that I like cooking so I...

I don't make it a secret that I like cooking so I spend quite some time working out new stuff to cook and eat. I've been exploring Indian cuisine and I'm kind of dipping into Korean stuff although...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2020, 11:28
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By gimbal
Its a really cool list and a good read, until you...

Its a really cool list and a good read, until you get to the later years and you start to see worms, worms, worms worms worms, worms and worms. And a few other games.
Forum: OT - General 21 January 2020, 01:34
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By gimbal
Meme in 2018: an online running gag, usually an...

Meme in 2018: an online running gag, usually an image with different texts added to it for comedic effect.

Meme in 2019 and beyond: everything is a bloody meme. Words like comedy, joke, gag, humor...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 January 2020, 22:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By gimbal
How edgy, hating on actually good platformers.

How edgy, hating on actually good platformers.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 18 January 2020, 23:07
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By gimbal
The topic of today is: Borderlands. Gearbox may...

The topic of today is: Borderlands. Gearbox may have their evil side, but they know how to pick their music. I can listen to these all day every day.

First Aid Kit: My Silver Lining.
From: Tales...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2020, 15:39
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By gimbal
It's cute to call that "Java" but it's only a...

It's cute to call that "Java" but it's only a subset of the language, the API is completely custom by the looks of it and you won't be able to use any of the platform tools such as the debugger.
...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 17 January 2020, 15:22
Replies: 2,608
Views: 413,006
Posted By gimbal
The McDonald brothers were literally too good for...

The McDonald brothers were literally too good for this world, at least how they are depicted in the movie. Which is pretty much ironic if you see how their name is now being abused.
Forum: OT - Technical 17 January 2020, 14:18
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By gimbal
Sheesh, I was not aware that Italian was so...

Sheesh, I was not aware that Italian was so exclusive that only people from Italy are allowed to read it :crying :scream
Forum: OT - Entertainment 17 January 2020, 12:56
Replies: 2,608
Views: 413,006
Posted By gimbal
I watched the Founder...

I watched the Founder (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4276820/). It's a typical movie that you just put on to pass a little time and then all of a sudden you're hooked.

So yeah, the movie about how...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2020, 23:51
Replies: 153
Views: 5,364
Posted By gimbal
This is true, consoles were a little limited in...

This is true, consoles were a little limited in their diversity in that era.
Forum: OT - Technical 16 January 2020, 23:49
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By gimbal
I am kind of wondering what kind of changes that...

I am kind of wondering what kind of changes that can be then.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2020, 15:28
Replies: 42
Views: 1,675
Posted By gimbal
I had a lot of fun with the SNES version of Putty...

I had a lot of fun with the SNES version of Putty Squad, I assume it is very similar to the Amiga version.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2020, 11:12
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By gimbal
The decency of the Amiga port is pretty heavily...

The decency of the Amiga port is pretty heavily disputed, there is a whole thread dedicated to both slamming and praising it :)

Final Fight 3 is my favourite of the bunch. Trying to port such a...
Forum: OT - Technical 15 January 2020, 18:04
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By gimbal
Sometimes I go out for a walk for a couple of...

Sometimes I go out for a walk for a couple of hours to de-screen myself :) In the spring and summer the count definitely drops from 16 to around 12.

But even when I visit for example my parents, I...
Forum: OT - Technical 15 January 2020, 17:42
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By gimbal
16 hours on most days. counting all screens.

16 hours on most days. counting all screens.
Forum: OT - Gaming 15 January 2020, 15:57
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By gimbal
The video where the devs comment on that speedrun...

The video where the devs comment on that speedrun is quite enjoyable, it really blows their minds that the player manages to skip like 95% of the game :)

Didn't stop me from getting it, the fact...
Forum: OT - General 14 January 2020, 11:19
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By gimbal
The subject was toxicity, not bad things...

The subject was toxicity, not bad things happening.
Forum: OT - Gaming 13 January 2020, 22:35
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By gimbal
So, I learn two things from this. 1) Steam...

So, I learn two things from this.

1) Steam really does not work as a sales platform.
2) Demos are still a good idea

Demos are a fuss if you have to install them though, Valve needs to get on...
Forum: OT - General 13 January 2020, 12:56
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By gimbal
I'm not sure if Facebook wins that award, Reddit...

I'm not sure if Facebook wins that award, Reddit is really, really, really, really high up there.

But at the end of the day it's people that are to blame, not websites. I can't really blame social...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 January 2020, 12:03
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By gimbal
I had to think about it for a long time. I have...

I had to think about it for a long time. I have different answers for different mediums.

In-game: It's got to be the L1-1 track, the title of which escapes me. It's iconic to me, the first track...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 January 2020, 11:54
Replies: 53
Views: 2,733
Posted By gimbal
It is an obvious copy, but it's hardly a cheap...

It is an obvious copy, but it's hardly a cheap one. It plays quite well.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2020, 11:52
Replies: 227
Views: 21,689
Posted By gimbal
Wish I could actually buy it somewhere :/ Seems...

Wish I could actually buy it somewhere :/ Seems it was on Steam but it was taken out of the catalogue.
Forum: OT - General 11 January 2020, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By gimbal
Too carby for me, I'd only eat it for lunch when...

Too carby for me, I'd only eat it for lunch when on vacation in an Asian country. Definitely not in some knock off place in the Netherlands that won't put the same amount of effort into the broth.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 January 2020, 21:40
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By gimbal
What is it with ninja games and horrendous...

What is it with ninja games and horrendous jumping sections? The ones in the Last Ninja games where you have to cross water by jumping logs, lilies or rocks... my nightmare.
Forum: OT - Gaming 11 January 2020, 21:37
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By gimbal
Procedural generation was only used for Arena and...

Procedural generation was only used for Arena and Daggerfall, the rest is crafted by hand. And that's really painfully obvious when you play the games, the dungeons and caves are small and linear and...
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