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Old 14 June 2010, 08:26   #1
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Shadow of the 16-bit Beast: an Amiga gaming retrospective

A very cool article on arstechnica here:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...rospective.ars

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Old 14 June 2010, 10:37   #2
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Thanks a lot, I really love these kind of articles
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Old 14 June 2010, 12:45   #3
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Fascinating background knowledge. Thanks!
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Great article just an FYI to those, it is not about the history of SOTB as I first thought (doh!) but an excellent insight into the great machine and games development.
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Old 15 June 2010, 06:54   #6
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Having just found and read it, I popped in to check that my friends at EAB knew of it! It's not bad, eh?!

At that mere four pages, it has seriously left me wanting more (isn't that always the way?). Echoes of the excellent 'A History of the Amiga' series that preceded it, then - and I can't believe that started three years ago!

Roll on the demo scene chapter!
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Old 15 June 2010, 08:30   #7
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Old 15 June 2010, 11:51   #8
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very good - enjoyed that - but I now want more. Looking forward to the demo one!
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I recently got into a conversation about operating systems and old games with a guy who is 20 (he instigated it) and after a while i mentioned the Amiga. I went on to explain how great the machine was, what it could do ..etc.. and now when subject of technology comes up he is somewhat smug and makes a joke out of the Amiga as if to say "its old, it means nothing anymore and never did".

Now i know the Amiga has no place in today's world but it in my opinion (as this article shows) had a huge influence in the technological realm but also inspired many for whom are in the industry today that spawn some of the latest products.

I actually get this a lot from guys of this age that just act extremely ignorant, cocky and completely full of themselves when it comes to discussing the technological time line. Of course, they have no problem talking about Nintendo or Sega or earlier PC games (which don't get me wrong, also played a pivotal role).
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I actually get this a lot from guys of this age that just act extremely ignorant, cocky and completely full of themselves when it comes to discussing the technological time line. Of course, they have no problem talking about Nintendo or Sega or earlier PC games (which don't get me wrong, also played a pivotal role).
Well, at least you are aged and experienced enough to know what a female nipple feels like You'll have to break it easy to them when you tell them it is not the same as a button on a game controller.
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Well, at least you are aged and experienced enough to know what a female nipple feels like You'll have to break it easy to them when you tell them it is not the same as a button on a game controller.
LOL!! .. And oh yes, many a nipple i have attended to as well My main problem though is that i always tend to bite them a bit, much to the discomfort of the lady in question
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LOL!! .. And oh yes, many a nipple i have attended to as well My main problem though is that i always tend to bite them a bit, much to the discomfort of the lady in question
... lets not stray down this path we are taking, or we might both get expelled
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