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    Playing games both new and old, making music particularly DnB, recording the Ban Hammer Podcast gaming show with Levi. The hardcore nature of being in the army, Pizza's always nice too.

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  1. Ohhh right I see, so is this for a TV you're using that doesn't have a component input? @SeanR
  2. How does it compare to a component connection? I’ve been using my component cables and was actually surprised how good the image looks generally on my Pioneer plasma back when I fired up the ps2 again about 6 months ago for the first time in many years.
  3. I’ve got this and went through it all some years back because I loved the series so much that I wanted to see what this was about. Admittedly the gameplay itself while trying to offer different styles of stages does border on the low end amateur side of the spectrum, but I loved how they created a full season of story which I read was written by the writers who made the actual show itself. It’s also cool how it has some of the main characters in there voiced by the actual actors too. So nothing groundbreaking by any stretch but I enjoyed it. Also to add to the topic theme, I’ve be
  4. Tokyo Jungle is one that came to mind as I have it but got it on PS+ a few years back and don’t pay for that anymore so lost access to it. Had some fun with it despite initially not getting on with it, however it became quite addictive later on.
  5. Ah but the question is, did it really actually die? I say this because mine wouldn’t play CD based games and all that took was the rotating of a white cog inside to completely fix. On top of that though you have actual laser calibration and attempting to do things like cleaning the laser itself. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick I managed to fix the issue I had though so I’d check that first.
  6. @dumpster I’m suddenly wanting to buy those two Gradius games because I recently got my ps2 to finally read blue discs and my few existing ones are all blue discs so assume these are too? They are a bit on the pricey end though.
  7. This was the first thing that came to mind. Hand out lollipops at the fruit machines, it will all be ok. Oh they do already in Las Vegas, it’s called free alcohol.
  8. When I was playing Bravely Default on my 3DS, I actually used the built in drawing app to create custom maps to show the locations of multiple locked treasure chests you come across in dungeons. One of them for something else I drew a world map and marked in colours key locations for something specific I had to know about later in the game. The only downside was that it was a limited save system for these images where you had less than 20 slides that could be saved onto a matrix grid and I had to start erasing old ones eventually. It was massively useful though having that app.
  9. I used to play Bumpy’s Arcade Fantasy on Atari ST. Loved it and it still looks good now. Only just learned it was based off another older title called Bumpy (1989) and that the gameboy one (Pop Up) was given to infogrames by Loriciels (who made Bumpy) to make.
  10. Pac Land takes me back to the start of my experience with arcades from being very young. I can’t be certain but I feel like it could well be the first arcade I played. I was always drawn to it whenever I saw it on an arcade machine and I saw it at a few places. I must have watched someone paying it and remember seeing that fire hydrant being pushed back to reveal a secret blue hat I think or something along those lines. I have a memory of something else but not sure if I’m just imagining it, where I saw the same thing happen but it allowed the level to skipped. I could be mixing that up with s
  11. Soulstar


    I had a bit of a read up on a comment someone made over on an amazon page back in 2007 and he detailed issues around this. Overall though it wasn’t something that I was conscious of when I put it on yesterday and enjoyed what I played so far. As for the others, I have Psyvariar, XII Stag and more recently picked up Gunbird Special which I think is the first two games together. I’ve got a couple of other genre blue disc games too; Play Pinball and Freak Out (panic stretch?). Thinking of grabbing R-Type Final too as it’s pretty cheap.
  12. Soulstar


    I've just fixed my PS2 CD reading issue and have now opened up access to my 4 shooters I own and have owned for years but never ever played. Just had an hour or so on Steel Dragon which is nice. Contains an updated Evolution version of the same game in 3D but I've started off with the 1997 original pixel version. Looks great too, music isn't so much so though.
  13. I've been meaning for ages to take apart my (Phatt) PS2 and have a look to see if it's possible to fix the fact it doesn't read CD's at all meaning all PS1 games and the one's that came out on blue disc. Annoyingly I've got about 7 games that I've never been able to play and a few of these are scrolling shmups like Psyvariar, Steel Dragon Ex, XII Stag and Gunbird. Aside from the one time I played one of them at a mate's house on his PS2 years back, I've never had them running at all ever. Well today I've just fixed the problem. It was all down to simply adjusting two white cogs. Before hand th
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