Any fellow Retro Gaming fans

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Dutch Ghost, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    It almost sounds like some scheme by the Americans to influence the reaction reflexes of the children of their European allies during the 80s and the 90s.

    Government/military intelligence official "This will give our boys a few second advantage over European forces when the time comes to annex Western Europe."
     
  2. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 24, 2007
    It must be from the mid-1990's remake Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Super Scope.

    Yeah, completely unfair that American and Japanese video game developers (with their NTSC) didn't (normally at least) go back and tweak some of the values to make it run at the same speed but with a few frames less on the PAL version. But Europe gets its revenge when people in North America try to play an unaltered PAL version and find that it plays 20% faster.

    But yeah, the Europeans set their standards on their own, and though having universal standards would be nice there is usually some reason in history why the standards are not adopted universally. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL#History
     
  3. WeissYohji

    WeissYohji It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 8, 2018
    I'm a bit of a retro gamer, but I've never had that big of a collection. Mine is curative--games that I KNOW I'll play.

    I started out with a Sega Genesis (MegaDrive for those living in Japan, South Korea, and PAL/SECAM countries). Then I got a Nintendo 64 almost immediately after it launched. Follow that up with a PS1, PC (Windows 95, later 98), Game Boy Color (which I since sold), Dreamcast (which died after all of two days), and PS2. That sums up my formative years as far as gaming goes. I didn't get a Super Nintendo until 11 years ago, and I only have two games for it: Super Mario World and Secret of Mana. Most of my experience with the SNES library is through rentals, playing at my cousins' houses, or emulators. I always wanted a Saturn but didn't get one when it was new; I only scored one at a flea market over a year ago.

    Only recently have I been a stickler for video quality with my consoles. Since I got HD Retrovision's Genesis component cable, I have not gone back to that shitty yellow composite cable that came with the system. Composite looked okay on a CRT, but plug it into a modern HDTV and it looks like SHIT! The fact that the Genesis had particularly bad composite video didn't help. RGB and YPbPr, on the other hand, are electric sex. Gaming with that is like eating at one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants while composite is McDonald's. And you can forget about RF because that shit is CANCER! I tried using a SCART cable and SCART-to-HDMI upscaler (not a Framemeister) but neither of my TVs would accept the RGB signal. YPbPr is nearly identical visually, though the color space is different.
     
  4. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Well if older PC games qualify as retro then yes I do play those. I still have my C-64 but I don't really play it, it's stored and so are the games. I also have old Nintendo gaming devices.
     
  5. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
  6. LovinglyGaslight

    LovinglyGaslight First time out of the vault

    Apr 7, 2019
    I enjoy a good amount of Retro Games, mainly Retro Consoles, though Im not overly familiar with things Pre-Crash, one reason being as alot of the console naming conventions (Looking at you Atari and Commodore) make my head spin. Im a bit of a more youthful addition than some who enjoy retro gaming though, Most of the consoles I own were released years or even decades before I was born. :lol:
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    As I mentioned in another thread, for the last ten days I was really tempted to purchase a couple of SNES I wanted to own for emotional value (Lost Vikings 1&2, Rock N Roll Racing, Blackthorne, Robocop vs the Terminator) despite that I had decided a couple of years ago to quit collecting old games because how expensive the hobby was becoming and that I did nothing with the games.
    I mostly collected games to find some kind of fulfillment in it but often when I had one title I went looking for the next.

    Unfortunate the titles I mentioned are also very expensive, especially for one with a minimum income. And buying games that would just end up collecting dust did not sit well with me. I can play them through Emulator if I really want to.

    So eventually I decided that it was better to let go but for a while it was really tempting.


    Other than old retro games have some of you also perhaps followed the homebrew scene? Quite some new games are being made for old home computers over the last twenty years and more recently new games are also made for consoles, some of these being titles that were originally planned when these consoles were still current but failed to appear for some reason.

    The console games are even sold a the same standards of commercial titles, complete with box and manual and a lot of the home computer games are well depending of they have a publisher. They can also be downloaded for a lower price or sometimes just on donation base for people who want to play them on an emulator.

    I have been checking a number of games for the Commodore 64 and the ZX Spectrum. I hope eventually some of the new console games will also be put online for emulation use.
     
  8. Octavian

    Octavian It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 16, 2018
    Depends on what you mean. I like wasteland, if that counts. Metal slug and NG too.