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  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo 11 days ago

    Mine is VECTRON for Intellivision, circa 1983. My parents left me alone for one of the first times, so I promptly got on my bike and rode to the department store, and wasted thirty bucks on this abstract turd of a game. It was intended as Mattel's answer to Tempest, and had a few graphical flourishes, but the gameplay was obtuse and about as fun as a toothache. I never told anyone how I got the game or how much I payed until just now. Regrets!

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's the First Game You Bought That You Wish You Could've Returned?

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo 11 months ago

    I bought the 2016 handheld, which is the same thing only with its own screen, an SD card slot, and no cartridge port or controller ports. It's not great, but it's a sweet little play-anything Genesis for forty bucks. Agreed they need to step up their game but I don't think these are quite as bad as Professor Parish's hateful review would suggest.

    Posted in At Games SEGA Genesis Classic Game Console: Clone War Fatality

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo A year ago

    That's a nice writeup, and I'm curious about the 100 games and how they were selected. The controller does look nice, but what really counts is how it feels, so I hope they pull it off.

    I love plug n plays even though I don't know why. This fall, I definitely want the Atari Flashback portable (it is confirmed to have an SD card slot for adding your own games), and possibly this one depending upon reviews. The NES Mini isn't something I need in the least, but it looks so cute and if it's up to typical Nintendo standards of quality, I won't be able to resist.

    Posted in Retro-Bit's Generations Console: A 100-Game Leap Beyond the Classic Mini NES

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo A year ago

    @Ralek It HURTS me to say this, but multiplayer space shooter gameplay just isn't that fun. I say that as a giant fan of Wing Commander, X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Star Fox, and so many others ... it's turn, turn, turn and shoot, shoot, shoot. There's little strategy and in my opinion, it's more fun against bots than against real humans.

    Posted in Star Fox Zero Wii U Review: Open the Wings

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo A year ago

    @ruseldemaria55 GOG gave these extras away with the digital re-releases. It would be neat to see them as free downloads, too. Such a fun time. I always liked your work.

    Posted in Why the 1994 Version of X-wing is Better Than the 1998 Version

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo A year ago

    @grappler51 I have a dream that DICE will work many of the "classic" (they aren't, they're just old) scenarios into this engine as part of the season pass. They've already implemented the speed/firepower balance in an elegant way --far more so than hitting F9 on a keyboard, anyway.

    Disney has already given us a ton of Star Wars retro releases on GOG, and more are coming to PS4. I don't know how commercially viable a remake of XW/TF would be, but he time is right and they've surprised and delighted this middle aged Star Wars a lot lately.

    I also want KOTOR II on mobile -- but not yet, I have no time to play it.

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront's Fighter Squadron Mode is the Starfighter Game I've Wanted for 15 Years

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo A year ago

    I'm happy to wait and see what Nintendo actually shows. They're too off the wall to predict with any accuracy. I'll eat a gameboy color if NX is even remotely similar to a PowerBook Duo!

    Posted in Nintendo's NX: Another Verse in the Company's Love Song to Apple?

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo A year ago

    When I see pieces like this from people that are a little younger than me, it helps me understand how others see my fondness for Atari and Intellivision. Just because something was important to you as a kid and makes you feel nostalgic does not make that thing any good. I wouldn't want anything based on what I see as cheap Saturday morning dreck, because I have no nostalgia for it. It wasn't good then, and it certainly hasn't aged well, despite how you might feel about the subject matter.

    <\old man yelling at cloud>

    Posted in 80's Cartoons That Deserve New and Improved Games

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo 2 years ago

    I'm glad Jeremy asked the "fetish" question, because that's what I'm thinking. Mr. Kennedy's answer only strengthened my feelings that he's obsessed with exactly the wrong things. I like to play games, I don't like to play game cartridges. I threw away all my boxes in the 1980s and I haven't missed them, and I rarely touch manuals, cartridges, or optical discs anymore. They're just the necessary evils that are required for playing games. Going back to cartridges is like making a handheld the size of a quart of milk that requires constant changing of C-cell batteries.

    "Mike Kennedy: There are some important advantages of cartridges. The obvious one is little to no load times."

    Flash media doesn't have load times, either. Are we forgetting that "digital" data exists even on cartridges?

    "But the biggest things cartridges bring to the table versus their digital/streaming counterparts are their physicality. The ability for gamers to once again collect their favorite games on cartridges and have the box and instruction manual to go along with them is something many gamers wish for."

    Ugh. Hoarders. I wonder how "many" gamers really want this? I know there's an active scene among home-brewers, making cartridges for dead Atari and Intellivision systems at $60+ each. They're pitched as rare, limited collectibles, and I suppose some people are buying them. Check out the Atari Age store for a glimpse into what this system will be offering. Do I want a $30 copy of "K.C. Munchkin" for the Atari 7800, and an optional box for an additional $20? The existence of this kind of swag that Mr. Kennedy doubtless sees in his trips to retro festivals is not evidence of a real mass market.

    "It should also be assumed that with a cartridge based console, like RETRO VGS, it will not require internet/network connectivity or irritating system updates."

    Ugh! Luddites! So being able to network a system or add features via updates is somehow a bad thing. Locking something into metal/plastic/silicon so it stays that way forever as somehow a good thing? I don't see how this is anything but fetishism.

    I applaud Mr. Kennedy for having the courage to build his dream system, but I feel sorry for anyone who puts real money into this with the hopes that it will progress into anything other than a weird side niche.

    Posted in RETRO VGS, the Flip Side of the Quest for Classic Game Fidelity

  • Avatar for Flojomojo Flojomojo 2 years ago

    Artificial scarcity sucks and so do people who exploit it.

    Posted in Reproduction Cartridges and Elegant Piracy

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