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Old 14 June 2008, 04:07   #1
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Hooooo Darling brothers honored - behind Sensible Soccer?!?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7452798.stm

ermn,... dont you just hate it when the news guys get it wrong?.... The guys at Sensible Software are behind Sensible Soccer... its so obvious right!???

hey they got licensed later on by Codemasters but still...
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Old 14 June 2008, 15:23   #2
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Old 14 June 2008, 18:02   #3
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Can someone email that news reporter or find out who he is so we can head butt the fucking idiot!

Despite that, i had actually forgotten about the good old Darling Brothers.... been a VERY long time since i had actually seen them anywhere in the news.

Nice find Emuchicken!
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Old 14 June 2008, 22:22   #4
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Can someone email that news reporter or find out who he is so we can head butt the fucking idiot!

Despite that, i had actually forgotten about the good old Darling Brothers.... been a VERY long time since i had actually seen them anywhere in the news.

Nice find Emuchicken!
Come on Blade, you should know, thats the level of reporting we come to know and love from News Corp. (news.com.au and associates)
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Codemasters published Sensible Soccer 2006 for the PC and PS2

http://www.codemasters.co.uk/games/?gameid=1846
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But to say that theyre RESPONSIBLE for sensi is .... retarded
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But to say that theyre RESPONSIBLE for sensi is .... retarded
Totally AGREE !!!... To say they are RESPONSIBLE is IRRESPONSIBLE !!!

Plus Code Masters today are shit!.. They were the best when they were making 8 bit and some okish 16 bit games, but now they are like Atari, just a name label to the same old shitty non-original PC games.

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Come on Blade, you should know, thats the level of reporting we come to know and love from News Corp. (news.com.au and associates)
Hey Whiteb long time no hear !!.. Actually that reminds me that i need to get onto brad about the next retro gaming convention... You going to be there if it comes about?

Back to the news thing. Yep, its the same level of reporting that we get from most Western media, mediocre and full of bullshit!.
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Plus Code Masters today are shit!.. They were the best when they were making 8 bit and some okish 16 bit games, but now they are like Atari, just a name label to the same old shitty non-original PC games.
I dunno, Race Driver: GRID while not an original game (are there any original games these days?) is a top racer. The gfx are extraordinary, and the gameplay / physics are spot on.

Overlord: Raising Hell looks like a cool remake of Dungeon Keeper by Blizzard which cant be bad cos I loved that game and still play DK2 from time to time.
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Overlord whilst looking similar to Dungeon Keeper is nothing like it as such. The basic gameplay is the same but it just doesn't capture the spirit of being evil.



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If only Graftgold had produced lots of crappy budget games instead of quality full price titles then they might be honoured too - and still around.
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If only Graftgold had produced lots of crappy budget games instead of quality full price titles then they might be honoured too - and still around.
Its a sad fact isn't it that shit companies and shit products 9 times out of 10 end up being a bigger success
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The Darling Brothers have been knighted

Who'd have thunk it... Publishing the "Dizzy" games and hacking the NES's lock-out chip is enough to get you a CBE these days...
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If only Graftgold had produced lots of crappy budget games instead of quality full price titles then they might be honoured too - and still around.
AMEN

How many of the original codemasters games were actually good?

I can't remember anything sticking out to be honest.

Can't beat "pump out crap, sell, repeat" as a business strategy

Maybe it's one I can adopt
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How many of the original codemasters games were actually good?
Micro Machines was a really fun top view racer. And I guess some people here consider Dizzy a good game series...
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Micro Machines was a really fun top view racer. And I guess some people here consider Dizzy a good game series...
I didn't like that egg thing with the arms

it scares me, man

oh actually

yes, a game I like on the c64, ( it had that dizzy thing in, eep)

crap, I can't remember it's name

you walk around a maze rescuing little cute things and you help them escape

and between levels there was a castle

:/

I can't remember.

I will now punish myself playing "BMX Simulator"
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How many of the original codemasters games were actually good?
Micro Machines (Amiga version) and Race Driver on the PC/PSP were quite good IMHO.
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are these earlier games or later?

there's only one solution, go through the whole back catalogue

edit: and by "original" I mean, from the 80's

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are these earlier games or later?

there's only one solution, go through the whole back catalogue

edit: and by "original" I mean, from the 80's

Well, Micro Machines was released in '93 and first Race Driver in 2003.
But why are only games from the 80s original Codemasters games?
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Well, Micro Machines was released in '93 and first Race Driver in 2003.
But why are only games from the 80s original CodeMasters games?
I didn't say they were specifically, it was just a turn of phrase

a use of language

a painting with words

what I should have saide "when the darling's were codemasters"

is that better?
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what I should have saide "when the darling's were codemasters"
is that better?
Yes
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