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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 June 2013, 22:52
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Posted By mattbarton.exe
Using VideoToaster commercially today

Does anyone know of anyone still using their Amiga and VideoToaster setups to make commercials or do any other kind of for-profit desktop video work? I ran across a guy using one to do TV commercials...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 October 2012, 18:02
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Paul & Fred

I'm just lucky to have interviewed them when I died! I imagine they're too busy with their private yachts to bother with interviews now. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2012, 01:36
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Finally getting an Amiga again?

I don't know if you guys have been following this thread:

http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/4893

I will soon be the PROUD owner of an A600 and C-64!

I need to ask for some help though...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2012, 21:07
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
One thing I noticed about Spot and Infection was...

One thing I noticed about Spot and Infection was that they are obviously the inspiration behind the famous slime puzzle in The 7th Guest.

Assembly language looks pretty scary to me. I guess it's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2012, 05:30
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Do you guys remember Dave Warhol? :) I don't...

Do you guys remember Dave Warhol? :)

I don't know. Maybe I'm weird. But I played the HELL out of F/A 18-Interceptor and actually made money selling a cassette recording of Dave's Top Gun-esque...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2012, 00:19
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Yeah, I think it's a lot to do with people who...

Yeah, I think it's a lot to do with people who haven't been interviewed to death. If they've been through the process enough times, they have canned answers to everything and aren't very enthused....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2012, 17:56
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, Gilgamesh! It's been too long since...

Thanks, Gilgamesh!

It's been too long since I've used BB to have a chance at getting that done before the episode. I was hoping there was some kind of program or script I could just paste my text...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2012, 23:16
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hi, guys!!! Has anyone here used this...

Hi, guys!!!

Has anyone here used this before?
http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Oldschool-Demomaker.shtml

I'd like to create an Amiga-style cracktro scrolling text that goes along...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 May 2012, 01:54
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, all! I'm getting close to 150, and if all...

Thanks, all! I'm getting close to 150, and if all goes according to plan, get ready for a tad of Amiga awesomeness!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2012, 20:15
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe, thanks Lifeschool! I enjoy the Ale of...

Hehe, thanks Lifeschool!

I enjoy the Ale of the Week segment. It gives me a great excuse to splurge on the premium fuel of champions. Well, at least fans of champions. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 January 2012, 21:47
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
The power of suggestion... You can really...

The power of suggestion...

You can really tell when a designer isn't letting your imagination roam. Every artist knows that you it isn't the quantity of details that is important, but rather the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 December 2011, 20:23
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
You're doing great, Lifeschool! My advice is just...

You're doing great, Lifeschool! My advice is just to stick with it. Persistence will pay off in the long run.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 December 2011, 17:27
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Haha, nice work, Lifeschool. I think you should...

Haha, nice work, Lifeschool. I think you should definitely consider expanding your headgrow and getting a nice 'stache going. You'll find you have even more time for gaming without all those pesky...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 December 2011, 20:50
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Haha! That's great.

Haha! That's great.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 December 2011, 18:36
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Whaaaa?? Do you have a source for B? Love to read...

Whaaaa?? Do you have a source for B? Love to read more about that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2011, 22:49
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Ha, I'd forgotten about the oozes. Man, I hated...

Ha, I'd forgotten about the oozes. Man, I hated those!

I think my favorite dungeon is the one with the werewolves; the entrance is carved to look like a giant wolf maw. IIRC, there's also a neat...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2011, 21:11
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, Gilgamesh. I'm trying to decide what to...

Thanks, Gilgamesh. I'm trying to decide what to do my retrospective on. Might and Magic 6 has been on my list for awhile, but perhaps it's time to look at Eye of the Beholder or Black Crypt. I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2011, 04:20
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
I'd never heard of it either, Gil, but most...

I'd never heard of it either, Gil, but most adventure game fans seem to regard it highly. What little I played looked interesting, though! You can tell Josh really put his heart and soul into it.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2011, 19:34
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hi, guys, do any of you have contact info for any...

Hi, guys, do any of you have contact info for any cool people you'd like to see me interview? Would definitely help if you know them personally and can vouch for me, since I've been getting lots of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2011, 05:20
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe...Well, when we interviewed Noah Falstein...

Hehe...Well, when we interviewed Noah Falstein from LucasFilm, he made it clear that they really resented Sierra. According to Noah, Lucasfilm games were only successful in Europe, whereas the Sierra...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2011, 23:57
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe, yeah, he told me about that earlier and I...

Hehe, yeah, he told me about that earlier and I was wondering...Should I put it in? I knew it would make people very sad to hear about the damage to his house, of course, but those design...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 September 2011, 05:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Spaceport

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=982

Ah, one of my favorites. As far as I know, this is a Ft. Apocalypse remake, but IIRC that is also a remake of an earlier game. At any rate, one...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2011, 19:11
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Nope. :) It is from one of the games I...

Nope. :)

It is from one of the games I reviewed earlier, though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 September 2011, 22:15
Replies: 242
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Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe, yeah. I only played the second one. I liked...

Hehe, yeah. I only played the second one. I liked it, but it wasn't love...If you know what I mean.

There's no doubt that all the little quirks and eccentricities of Ultima help make it lovable,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 September 2011, 20:13
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
To be honest, it was difficult for me to get...

To be honest, it was difficult for me to get into. I kept telling myself, "This is one of the greatest games of all time!", but it was tough nonetheless. It's too easy to be critical of the interface...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 September 2011, 18:28
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, Gil! I think by then he was working...

Thanks, Gil!

I think by then he was working in assembly.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2011, 21:43
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
I don't know if you saw all the comments on the...

I don't know if you saw all the comments on the discussion, but Jonas got on there and was taking some flack from a few folks about his views. I don't know how it is in Europe, but any mention of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2011, 20:42
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
It does look like fun. It'd be funny if that game...

It does look like fun. It'd be funny if that game becomes his most famous work, though. :p
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 July 2011, 22:33
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Presenting the New Amiga with Multibrewing...

Presenting the New Amiga with Multibrewing Capabilities. Allow me to demonstrate with Rather Excellent. I click the icon and...Belgian Tripel. Now let's add colorcycling for the bubbles...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 July 2011, 00:45
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Yeah, it always disappointed me that Commodore...

Yeah, it always disappointed me that Commodore didn't upgrade the Amiga's sound with the newer machines. But I still enjoyed making mods and messing around with Deluxe Music and Sonix. I guess my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2011, 17:55
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
That's what I thought, too. I do know for a fact...

That's what I thought, too. I do know for a fact that Tangerine Dream (Galway's favorite band at the time) used the Atari ST extensively. Here's an article about it:
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2011, 17:53
Replies: 30
Views: 4,134
Posted By mattbarton.exe
I pretty much have to agree. It was one of the...

I pretty much have to agree. It was one of the games you wanted to boot up to show off your Amiga to your friends. I really liked the art and the music. But the gameplay just wasn't there...

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 July 2011, 20:27
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe, yeah, back from Bogota! You can really...

Hehe, yeah, back from Bogota!

You can really see how much love Jon has for the Amiga here. I guess it's too bad they didn't jump on the DOS bandwagon earlier, though. There must have been a lot of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2011, 23:20
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Do you guys think Sensible Software were the best...

Do you guys think Sensible Software were the best C64 devs and Amiga devs at the end of their respective production cycles? Jon Hare thinks so.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 June 2011, 19:01
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, guys. I wouldn't be surprised if Jon's...

Thanks, guys. I wouldn't be surprised if Jon's comments set off a firestorm of criticism (already seeing some people offended by his remarks about Mass Effect and COD). It must have really been a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2011, 21:39
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, Shoonay. I figured a lot of stuff like...

Thanks, Shoonay. I figured a lot of stuff like that was happening to the dialog. I don't know much about Poland, but I know it's a heckuva lot different than what I'm accustomed to (I spent Christmas...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2011, 19:10
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe, love that review, Shoonay. Some funny...

Hehe, love that review, Shoonay. Some funny stuff! I think I'll have to steal some of that guy's techniques.

The Witcher 2 looks superior to the original in almost every way, too. I probably...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 June 2011, 22:47
Replies: 242
Views: 27,869
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Thanks, Gilgamesh. Yeah, I heard the same thing...

Thanks, Gilgamesh. Yeah, I heard the same thing -- oh, you can't criticize game X because you haven't put 100 hours into it. Whatever. I generally expect a game to capture me as soon as the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 May 2011, 18:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By mattbarton.exe
Hehe, I thought that might get some people's...

Hehe, I thought that might get some people's goat. Gotta throw a curve ball in there every now and then.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2011, 18:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By mattbarton.exe
I'm always going on about turn-based because it's...

I'm always going on about turn-based because it's never been with modern hardware the way it should be done. Sure, there are the Japanese and indie titles, but I'm waiting for a big budget Western...
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