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  1. Vigilante 8 on the PS1 - I spent an unholy amount of time on this as a teenager. I loved how it was almost a psuedo fighting game, you had to put in specific fighting game style d-pad commands before firing your weapons to get different effects - the simple mortar launcher turned into a crater maker, using up five rounds at once and actually deforming the road. The missile launcher could fire a sticky missile that pushed enemies around with jet propulsion rather than explosing - mines could be deployed to act as as a gravity trap rather than a simple damage explosion - the homing missile could be fired without it leaving your vehicle to give a massive speed boost - it really had tons of depth and loads of style. The sequel went too far with the gimmicks and the map design wasn't as good, but the first game is a stone cold classic. Shame the 360 version a few years back was terrible.
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    The Sega Dreamcast appreciation thread

    I bought another off ebay, couldn't bring myself to crack the nearly 20 Yr old seal - difficult life of a sega nerd can't wait to see it over vga though
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    The Sega Dreamcast appreciation thread

    DC fans, I have a dilemma (or a proper first world problem) I've been holding on to this sealed copy of Soul Calibur for a good 10 years now and with SC6 release I felt the temptation to unseal it and give it a bash. However I noticed a rattle and looking down the front of the case I can see a few of the spindles have snapped and the disc is loose...the rage! I can pick up an opened copy on ebay to play, but I'm tempted just to open this one and swap the case...what would you do? Sealed copies fetch a pretty penny but I doubt anyone would want one with a rattling disc....
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    The Retro Import Enthusiasts Thread

    The Dreamcast and original Xbox were the last times I really heavily imported. After the 360 publishers really stepped up their game in regards to simultaneous worldwide releases, and with the packaging slowly getting worse the reasons to import were over. Original Xbox was great to import. Stuff like Panzer Orta and Dead to Rights I had months and months ahead of the UK releases, and they often had holographic covers, fullcolour manuals, proper logos on the spine and generally just a lot nicer looking than the overpriced late pal tat we had.
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    Shenmue 1&2

    I started Shenmue II on Thursday and have played about 10 hours already. Apart from one section where the music is slightly off key I've had no issues. Also it's amazing. So pleased it's just as good as I remembered.
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    The PAL Bingo List!

    I never got round to it and sold my PS1 collection in 2012, so I'm really sorry I can't help!
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    An Essay For Edge And Games Tm

    Isn't this the same person who posts on every single hotukdeals game thread "it'll be cheaper on black friday!!"
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    The sound of a million dual shock 4s will cry out in pain knowing the x button is going to be mashed like a maniac for the next hundred hours
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    I'm dead serious : have they said if you still have to mash x to run yet
  10. This is the biggest problem with crts - finding a 20" is rare - they are either 14" portables or back breaking 28-32" lounge fillers.
  11. Thanks for the offer mate but I've nowhere to put it now the donated lcd took my crts place
  12. I had to skip my crt last week, absolutely gutted as the rgb scart socket went (pink tint to everything) took it apart to try and fix it to no avail. It was a black 28" 4:3 Panasonic set from 1996 so it looked ace but was heavy as fook. What shocked me when I took it to the tip were the 100s of good condition sets and monitors in the shipping container. They won't let you take them either. Saw a lovely looking trinitron in there too. Ive had to replace it with a lcd and to be fair the Dreamcast over VGA looks great, so does the ps2 and xbox over component. However the Mega Drive over RGB scart on a lcd is horrific. Cannot get a decent picture out of it at all.
  13. If you have any Dreamcast stuff I'd be interested?
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    Restoring a knackered yellowed dreamcast

    I found this post on reddit (credit:kettchan) Can't really argue with that. Though the Dreamcast shell is really good, thick plastic - I doubt any damage has been done.
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    Choose my first "full" collection

    My advice - don't start, it will soon become very expensive and take up loads of space. Make a top 20 list for those six formats instead and work on those. I'm going for a top 20 DC games at the moment and it's fun curating a small collection of excellent games I know i'll want to play again. And when the time comes to get rid it won't be a massive pain in the arse either.
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