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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 13:09
Replies: 4,303
Views: 777,548
Posted By gimbal
A remaining fun factor after the wow factor ran...

A remaining fun factor after the wow factor ran out. Most Bullfrog games have that. Syndicate is the odd one out for me.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 12:39
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By gimbal
Unboxing is the new hardware pron. It literally...

Unboxing is the new hardware pron. It literally involves a simulation of taking clothes off.
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 12:37
Replies: 450
Views: 64,970
Posted By gimbal
Hexen did it better stylistically, for me the...

Hexen did it better stylistically, for me the perfect Doom-inspired game would be the gameplay of Heretic (more like Doom, no hubs) and the aesthetics of Hexen with it's actual castles looking like...
Forum: OT - Gaming Today, 12:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By gimbal
Don't agree, they hide a lot of that stuff in...

Don't agree, they hide a lot of that stuff in tunnels off the beaten path as well as secret areas. If you don't lick the walls, you don't collect them all.
Forum: OT - General Today, 12:31
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By gimbal
It provides some good entertainment, people...

It provides some good entertainment, people really are amazing at digging out every little secret from this stuff. "L is Real", for sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxnQeVgSt-k
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 12:28
Replies: 4,303
Views: 777,548
Posted By gimbal
Syndicate is one of those games I have fonder...

Syndicate is one of those games I have fonder memories of than the game deserves. If you judge it playing 5 missions - sure, great game. If you judge it having played say three quarters of the...
Forum: OT - Gaming 31 July 2020, 14:56
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By gimbal
I do like turn based strategy games, or else I...

I do like turn based strategy games, or else I wouldn't be sinking hundreds of hours into Civilization :)

I don't like tactical RPGs though. But stylistically I've learned that I can't really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 July 2020, 13:52
Replies: 566
Views: 58,075
Posted By gimbal
Can't wait to see which games were on this list,...

Can't wait to see which games were on this list, I have the sneaky suspicion I don't actually know at least half of them.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2020, 23:49
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By gimbal
The first time I saw my miggy... I was 7 I think,...

The first time I saw my miggy... I was 7 I think, I got out of bed, I went downstairs and boom - there was a computer, already setup. I'm pretty sure my parents got it because they noticed I had a...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 30 July 2020, 15:37
Replies: 2,687
Views: 440,245
Posted By gimbal
I watched the Terminal...

I watched the Terminal (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362227/). For some reason I always mixed that movie up with "Catch me If you Can", thinking they were one and the same movie so I never actually...
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 July 2020, 15:23
Replies: 1,104
Views: 154,800
Posted By gimbal
If you want it, PM means you should send Ian a...

If you want it, PM means you should send Ian a private message ;) It is a worthwhile tactic to prevent threads from turning into an auction.
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 July 2020, 13:53
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By gimbal
It looks a little... depressing. I'm not sure I...

It looks a little... depressing. I'm not sure I would be able to play such a game for an extended period of time.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 13:40
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By gimbal
Absolutely not a game I would ever like, but I...

Absolutely not a game I would ever like, but I love the parallax effects.
Forum: OT - Technical 30 July 2020, 10:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By gimbal
Thank you! Man that one had my head spinning.

Thank you! Man that one had my head spinning.
Forum: OT - Technical 29 July 2020, 23:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By gimbal
... not even Google can tell me what a Sloan is!

... not even Google can tell me what a Sloan is!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 23:37
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gimbal
Nothing like "Keep talking and nobody explodes"...

Nothing like "Keep talking and nobody explodes" which in my opinion should be the start, middle and finish of every team building session. Genius.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz8Jl0RlCQ
Forum: OT - Technical 29 July 2020, 23:31
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By gimbal
Yay, we can use a toy from 35 years ago again :)...

Yay, we can use a toy from 35 years ago again :) I'd be ecstatic but... yeah the use is a little limited.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gimbal
But Hugo isn't shovelware, it's commercially sold...

But Hugo isn't shovelware, it's commercially sold to this day. You can get it on GoG for the competitive price of around 6 bucks.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 14:47
Replies: 49
Views: 1,670
Posted By gimbal
There is probably a port of Doom for your...

There is probably a port of Doom for your calculator :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gimbal
It's good business. I mean... good games I like...

It's good business. I mean... good games I like to play, bad games I like to watch others play / review, mostly for their reactions to it. I've already spotted quite some "gems", between quotes...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 11:57
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By gimbal
It is the one truth of computing. No matter how...

It is the one truth of computing. No matter how much development is done, no matter how much progress is made.

It will NEVER be easy. Ever growing security measures, licensing, privacy, all...
Forum: OT - Gaming 29 July 2020, 10:21
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By gimbal
They're not competing with ES6, ES6 is still...

They're not competing with ES6, ES6 is still years away. Their timing is impeccable.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2020, 14:03
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gimbal
shovelware diggers

A friend notified me of this awesome youtube series where they hunt down and try to boot up just any old shovelware created a long time ago to see what it is all about - and how bad or terrible it...
Forum: OT - General 28 July 2020, 13:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By gimbal
Yes it's an amazingly good idea to not listen,...

Yes it's an amazingly good idea to not listen, just silence.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 July 2020, 12:05
Replies: 450
Views: 64,970
Posted By gimbal
News about what? You did not exactly quote...

News about what? You did not exactly quote anything that needs updating on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2020, 11:20
Replies: 4,303
Views: 777,548
Posted By gimbal
All Far Cry games are repetitive, including the...

All Far Cry games are repetitive, including the first one. The gameplay loop is exactly the same, from start to finish. This is no different for Doom Eternal either. Repetition is the name of most...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 28 July 2020, 10:46
Replies: 2,687
Views: 440,245
Posted By gimbal
At the time back in the 90's, K9 was known in our...

At the time back in the 90's, K9 was known in our house as "the movie with a dog where the dog does not die" :) That was an important distinction because my mother was physically incapable of seeing...
Forum: OT - Gaming 28 July 2020, 10:43
Replies: 1,104
Views: 154,800
Posted By gimbal
Convenient, but it was already freeware for a...

Convenient, but it was already freeware for a long time, downloadable from the scummvm site :)

https://www.scummvm.org/games
Forum: OT - Gaming 28 July 2020, 10:41
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By gimbal
I wouldn't count on that being possible.

I wouldn't count on that being possible.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2020, 17:48
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By gimbal
Yeah people keep saying that and on the title...

Yeah people keep saying that and on the title screen it sounds pretty cool, but in-game it is exactly terrible because the sounds bomb the bass half the time. (badum pssh). Who in their right mind...
Forum: OT - General 24 July 2020, 14:49
Replies: 100
Views: 6,374
Posted By gimbal
I'm pretty sure Muzzy is going to be a-okay even...

I'm pretty sure Muzzy is going to be a-okay even if he managed to catch Covid. If you get it you might as well make the best of it and build up as much resistance as possible :)
Forum: OT - Technical 24 July 2020, 14:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By gimbal
I wish. There is a reason why a large percentage...

I wish. There is a reason why a large percentage of Poland is now in the Netherlands; because the local government has been pushing higher educations on people for decades now, so local plumbers,...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2020, 14:32
Replies: 38
Views: 4,932
Posted By gimbal
The pitfall of announcing when you're only still...

The pitfall of announcing when you're only still enthusiastic about the idea rather than far into development.
Forum: OT - Gaming 24 July 2020, 14:27
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By gimbal
Damn, Obsidian just went up a few branches on the...

Damn, Obsidian just went up a few branches on the respect tree. That game looks like it is made specifically for me. I don't like the Pillars games, I'm just not made for tactical RPGs. I find that a...
Forum: OT - General 24 July 2020, 09:33
Replies: 100
Views: 6,374
Posted By gimbal
I have something like that too by the way. Not...

I have something like that too by the way. Not consistent, just every now and then my right foot or lower leg flares up - and only on the right and only when I'm in bed for some reason. I tend to be...
Forum: OT - General 24 July 2020, 09:28
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By gimbal
... damn, did he drop like half his weight?

... damn, did he drop like half his weight?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2020, 20:58
Replies: 118
Views: 4,751
Posted By gimbal
Man, that's some serious progress. That makes you...

Man, that's some serious progress. That makes you a liar, because this ain't the work of no terrible programmer :)
Forum: OT - Gaming 23 July 2020, 20:53
Replies: 1,037
Views: 168,994
Posted By gimbal
Summer sale going on in the Epic Store, July 23...

Summer sale going on in the Epic Store, July 23 till August 6th. Like before, Epic dishes out coupons for 10 bucks so if you buy multiple games, buy them one at a time for maximum discount.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2020, 17:11
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By gimbal
I went to visit a colleague the other day. I...

I went to visit a colleague the other day. I spotted a box labelled "Atari". So I asked. "Why is that box labelled Atari"? The answer "Because it contains Atari machines." After opening it up, I...
Forum: OT - Technical 23 July 2020, 15:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By gimbal
That sounds like the act of keeping a dying man...

That sounds like the act of keeping a dying man alive by continuously doing CPR :)
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