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Forum: OT - Entertainment 18 January 2020, 23:07
Replies: 26
Views: 865
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: 442
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: 2,599
Views: 411,509
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: 30
Views: 667
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: 2,599
Views: 411,509
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: 152
Views: 4,527
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: 30
Views: 667
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: 35
Views: 1,120
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: 13
Views: 383
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: 30
Views: 667
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: 30
Views: 667
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: 331
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: 445
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: 1
Views: 113
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: 445
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: 553
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: 2,531
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: 20,911
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: 214
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: 20
Views: 778
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: 309
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...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 17:10
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By gimbal
I remember throwing a lot in this game, pretty...

I remember throwing a lot in this game, pretty much a "one move is stronger than others" fighter. The video shows very similar tactics.

A bit boring game, but I love the acrobatics. You get to be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2020, 14:56
Replies: 196
Views: 38,349
Posted By gimbal
It looks really cool. I do get the idea that the...

It looks really cool. I do get the idea that the person who recorded that video has played the game a few thousand times already ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 14:16
Replies: 26
Views: 614
Posted By gimbal
I'm partial to Chuck Rock 2's use and display of...

I'm partial to Chuck Rock 2's use and display of water.
Forum: OT - Gaming 10 January 2020, 14:11
Replies: 904
Views: 132,891
Posted By gimbal
I think Anubis is nearing completion of his...

I think Anubis is nearing completion of his transition into an advertisement bot.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 January 2020, 18:12
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By gimbal
"Just the ones you want to play" is pretty much...

"Just the ones you want to play" is pretty much the definition of "cherry picking" friendo :)
Forum: OT - Entertainment 09 January 2020, 17:07
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By gimbal
I'm in full nostalgia mode lately, I keep...

I'm in full nostalgia mode lately, I keep remembering more and more stuff I had completely forgotten about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz81vwHWZSU

Puppet Master, a collaboration between...
Forum: OT - General 09 January 2020, 15:36
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By gimbal
I wish I could, but my old amigo (yes, mine was...

I wish I could, but my old amigo (yes, mine was male) was trashed 20 years ago and I have no space to put one myself :(

And I am completely useless at maintaining old hardware so whatever I buy...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 14:52
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By gimbal
Earthworm Jim certainly fits the platform,...

Earthworm Jim certainly fits the platform, surreal games just have a natural home on the Amiga.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 12:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By gimbal
Toki. I bought the HD version recently and had a...

Toki. I bought the HD version recently and had a go... when I died to the first boss for the third time in one hit and had to start the boss fight over from the beginning, the fiery flames of hell...
Forum: OT - Gaming 09 January 2020, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By gimbal
I remember that the breaking point was Crysis 3...

I remember that the breaking point was Crysis 3 where EA was trying to sell in-game content to players behind the backs of Valve which was not allowed. And so they stopped releasing through Steam...
Forum: OT - Gaming 09 January 2020, 12:02
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By gimbal
If that happens youtube channels such as Jim...

If that happens youtube channels such as Jim Sterling would have a field day with it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 11:55
Replies: 152
Views: 4,527
Posted By gimbal
I am going to go with the Mega Drive. Shock,...

I am going to go with the Mega Drive.

Shock, horror.

The software library is what counts for me, if I don't count the array of games that were made for an A500 but also run on an A1200.
Forum: OT - Gaming 07 January 2020, 17:43
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By gimbal
... by buying them on Steam?

... by buying them on Steam?
Forum: OT - Gaming 07 January 2020, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By gimbal
Yeah Origin happened :) At that point no more new...

Yeah Origin happened :) At that point no more new EA releases happened on Steam. At least not that I'm aware of. We were bitching and moaning about it for weeks back in the day.
Forum: OT - General 07 January 2020, 14:30
Replies: 121
Views: 4,508
Posted By gimbal
Winevdm looks like pretty cool stuff. It never...

Winevdm looks like pretty cool stuff. It never ceases to amaze me how people break through technical limitations.

Chocolatey is also really nice. I was used to Homebrew on Mac and really wondered...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2020, 14:14
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By gimbal
I my experience Retropie becomes really shitty to...

I my experience Retropie becomes really shitty to use when you have tons of games in the listings, I really cherry pick the ones I want to play.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2020, 14:10
Replies: 370
Views: 36,800
Posted By gimbal
goblins Quest 3? That's the first time I see it...

goblins Quest 3? That's the first time I see it called that, I only know it as Goblins 3.

#14 was driving me crazy. I did think it was a Mortal Kombat character, but then it's a low resolution...
Forum: OT - Technical 07 January 2020, 14:07
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By gimbal
Oh oh, how did it ever get to the point where...

Oh oh, how did it ever get to the point where cars in GTA 3 look better than what Tesla produces.
Forum: OT - Gaming 07 January 2020, 10:04
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By gimbal
Jebus, I wasn't even aware that uplay has a...

Jebus, I wasn't even aware that uplay has a friends system. Then again, who ever needs to directly open that portal when everything is booted through Steam :)
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