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  1. Ketchup

    Playmaji's Polymega

    Over at Reset Era there's a lot of issues popping up, like changes to the hardware (won't be hybrid emulation they promised), Saturn video is the arcade game being shown, $125 to ship to Europe and other promises such as everdrives no longer working which have been backtracked. Do some research before you commit.
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    Tarting around with the 360

    How easy is it to RGH mod an xbox 360? Any recommendations on guides or where to get equipment?
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    Two Point Hospital

    The problem with games like this that try to take an old title that's long over due for a sequel or remake is in bringing it up to modern standards it loses something the original had. Thankfully this doesnt have that problem at all. It feels pretty much like Theme Hospital if the first level is anything to go by which is no bad thing. Theres very little else to say, if you like Theme Hospital then this feels like more of the same. I do have one minor complaint, i wish the colour pallet was a bit more vibrant, the original Theme Hospital was almost garish at times but that worked in it's favour to give a brighter feel to the game and also helped characters really stand out, wheres in two point its a little hard to work out whos a doctor and whos a patient on quick glance. It's also a bit of a shame that the best diseases were already used up in Theme Hospital so the ones that are similar here come across a bit weaker joke wise and visually. But beyond those nit picks you can't say no to grabbing this at £14.
  4. There's a cheat to enable 60fps. Well I say enable but it's still very much up and down and removes lots of trackside detail to do it. Its a shame the Dreamcast port had issues and the PC version was a last minute port to get something out.
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    GameCube Appreciation Thread

    Does it look a bit like this? https://mobile.twitter.com/dark1x/status/1031903575398440960
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    Shenmue 1&2

    Went into the bar with the pool table earlier and the non japanese guys at the table spoke bits of japanese and bits of english. I think playing this game in Japanese is actually more interesting than in English due to these little bits of authenticity i guess you could say that are missing in English, as well as seeing the English translation doesn't always quite match what is being said.
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    Shenmue 1&2

    Mine arrived today and it's Shenmue alright! Now I love Shenmue and my first hour of this doesn't change that. However I wish they could have spent a bit of time and money on a couple of things, namely textures and audio. With the increase in resolution it's now super obvious when things don't look quite as nice. Some polygon seams here and there but there's a lot of very low resolution textures and early on a lot of plant leaves that are just square blocks. Not asking for brand new hi res textures everywhere, just clean up a few of the dodgy ones and the important ones like lan di's clothing which doesn't look as impressive in HD. The audio, the music and sounds all sound as they used to. But the voices, and I don't mean the acting but the voice quality sounds a lot worse. It was fine on what dreamcast but now it sounds like when connecting a Walkman to a high end stereo system. The files may be the same but the quality of speakers means you hear every little issue. Lots of voice clips have a crack or pop at the end of them and the bit rate is terrible. Would have been nice to have everything rerecorded with better acting or at least higher quality as it's jarring against the rest of the higher quality audio. Finally the new controls are not as good as I was expecting. Tank controls are still there and still feel as clunky as ever. I'm sure they have their charm and were based on the dreamcast dpad but being able to walk in the direction you were pushing would have helped a lot. Besides that though it's Shenmue as you remember it which is no bad thing. I would love to know how far along it was on partnernet on the Xbox when that was leaked though.
  8. Ketchup

    Shenmue 1&2

    Few people on other forums have had this, quick restart fixes it and some are hoping a new patch on Tuesday will fix it but that patch may be the one that's already live.
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    GameCube Appreciation Thread

    I've got a Saurian component RGB scart cable I don't really need anymore. What's it worth and is it something anyone is looking for? I know it can also be unmodded back into a component cable too but that's probably best left for someone else to tackle.
  10. Well of course you would be, you need the work after all.
  11. Ketchup

    Shenmue 1&2

    Tom really doesn't work in the English translation. I'm sure I read years ago In the Japanese version he has broken Japanese with bits of English, being a foreigner and all. Yet in the English version this either is removed or doesn't come across so just sounds weird.
  12. Ketchup

    Is "Game" finished?

    What, no doritos and Mountain Dew? Do they even know their customer base?
  13. This is a bit boring huh. Simpsons season 1 and certainly futurama season 1 had pretty great starts but this just doesn't have anything of interest to keep you hooked. The visuals are quite ugly at times and the voices just grate as all I can hear is scruffy the janitor mixed with Sal the lazy guy, one of moms children and a whole host of other futurama voices. Very disappointing considering everyone who's behind it.
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    Retro gaming magazine scan archives

    Thats the issue, 180 images per magazine times about 20 issues I can see. I did find a program to do it automatically so did that today in the background whilst doing other things on the computer. But it only covers up to issue 80 and can't find anywhere else hosting further issues that aren't the latest.
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    Retro gaming magazine scan archives

    Is there anywhere that hosts Games TM scans? I want to get rid of the first 100 issues currently taking up room, but still would like scans of those to access in the future. Tried Old Games Mags which does have the issues, but you can't download them as pdf's, only view each individual page as a jpg. Archive.org only has the first 50 (probably gotten from the disc GamesTM sold).

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