Miscellaneous

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A catch-all for anything not covered elsewhere...
Mark Vergeer's picture

When Is Enough Enough?

How much is too Much?
A hobby playing and collecting video-games can get out of control or kept in check. How much of your space will you allow your hobby to take up? A shelf? A cabinet? A room? A house? A small town or country? For all of us it is different, this video shows what my stance is on my own personal situation.

Unleadedlogic's original TAG:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm9IIt4lVP8

Matt Barton's picture

Fixed: Heart of Winter "Insert DVD" Problem

I've spent the better part of the morning finding a workaround for this issue for the 3-in-1 boxed set DVD Icewind Dale collection. After completing the main campaign, I wanted to play the Heart of Winter expansion. It found the characters and asked if I wanted to import them. But then it hung on a screen asking me to insert the Icewind Dale DVD, which was already in the drive.

Solution:

davyK's picture

Ecstasy of order - Tetris documentary

Watched this on DVD this week and found it quite enjoyable. It does have a slightly parochial point of view - to say the winner is the world champion when clearly there are highly skilled tetris players in Japan who weren't involved does come across as a bit insular.

Well worth a watch though.

Bill Loguidice's picture

Karateka returns on the Xbox 360 and it's a triumph of nostalgia

Karateka (Apple II)Karateka (Apple II)Karateka (Xbox 360)Karateka (Xbox 360)As one of a legion of fans of the 1984 videogame classic, Karateka (Apple II and a host of other 8- and 16-bit platforms), I was both delighted by and cautious of the February 2012 announcement of a modern day reimagining. On the one hand, the game's original developer extraordinaire, Jordan Mechner, was going to be directly involved. On the other hand, Karateka was not your average game, so reimagining it could prove disastrous even with Mechner's involvement. As heavily stylized, Disney-esque in-game images began to roll in, along with camera angles that reminded more of a modern day Street Fighter, it seems our worst fears had been realized. So, it was with somewhat muted enthusiasm that I set the new game to download on my Xbox 360 at work to wait for me when I got home. I was sure to be disappointed. Luckily, I was anything but.

davyK's picture

Office Gaming Tourney

Ran a little Typing of the Dead competition in work today - it being Halloween and all that.

Mark Vergeer's picture

Replay 2012 'Manchester Pinball'

A more thorough look at all the Pinball Machines that were out on display and ready for play on the Replay 2012 expo.

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Mark Vergeer's picture

Replay 2012 'the weekend' / the expo

Replay Expo 2012 - a gaming event that was held at 'Event City' close to the Trafford centre in Manchester (UK).

This video tries to capture how we experienced 'the Manchester Replay 2012-experience' which was the weekend the wife and I spent in the company of Andy, Erwin, Mark, Sophie and Denver!

Please check out the 'Replay 2012 Pinballs' video that focuses on the magnificent Pinball machines that were on display ready to play!

The video ends with my 'pickups' :)

Enjoy!
Cheers, Mark

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Mark Vergeer's picture

Replay 2012 - the Journey

It starts...

Uploaded over Über crappy wifi! LOL
So no HD and more when we return home.

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Keith Burgun's picture

My book on game design!

Hi everyone! I really need to post here more often. But, between AURO and several other smaller projects, I've been super busy!

Bill Loguidice's picture

Making My Collection Usable - Part II - The Commodore Amiga (photos)

As mentioned previously, I've been going great guns in an attempt to make my overly large collection of 400+ videogame and computer systems more accessible and immediately usable. In other words, figuring out how to waste less of my precious time setting up this stuff and use more of that time actually using what I want to use. Part of that initiative is to take the most "important" computer and videogame systems and put them front and center - and ready to go - in various rooms. I'll discuss the classic videogame consoles in more detail in another post, but basically I've set up a 32" Sony Trinitron CRT to supplement the other basement TV and can now plug in various consoles in that area quickly and easily, though I've changed up where (and how) I'll be making the actual systems themselves accessible. Anyway, where last we left off, I couldn't get my Amiga 600 or 1200 to work, which left me to choose between my Amiga 500, 1000, or 2500HD (with 8088 Bridgeboard). I chose the latter.

With the above in mind, it was of course bugging me that neither the 600 or 1200 were working, so I resolved to address the issue within my limited skillset, and of course when time permitted. Long story short, the 600 is dead, but the culprit in the 1200 was a deceased 40MB hard drive, which was easy enough to remove and replace with a Compact Flash adapter and card with the OS and additional software. In the mean-time, I also got a PAL Amiga 1200, stock, with its own Compact Flash adapter and card with the OS and additional software.

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