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Very odd looking.

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After the success of the original Castlevania it would not take long before Konami started plans for the first 16-bit entry in this series. In this episode we dive into the development of Super Castlevania IV for the Super NES and Castlevania Bloodlines for the Mega-Drive/Genesis.

Ion Fury pushes the ancient Build engine - powering classics like Duke Nukem 3D - to its very limits, but fundamentally, how difficult can a port to current-gen consoles be? The answer turns out to be more complex than you might think. John Linnemans checks out the PS4, Xbox One and Switch versions of the game, addresses the frame-rate concerns and goes in-depth on the surprisingly challenging process of delivering these console conversions.

For a decade Road Rash games came and went, giving us a number of memorable experiences. We take a look at them here.

Let's look at the games that Konami did for the Sega Genesis. I even throw in a Sega CD classic for good measure.

Episode 277 - This time around I take a look at various games which feature claymation, just like the title says! Also I decided that this episode needs to be claymation as well, because why not?

Sega's System-16 board games may largely not be as famous as the scaler games like Space Harrier, OutRun and After Burner that were lording it over the arcades at the same time, but this top 40 contains quite a few classics, some cool obscurities and...well, some not so cool ones. Enjoy!

Well, I'm a pc98 hobbyist now. I came across this NEC PC9821 Cb2 CanBe Multi all-in-one PC at a game shop called Culture Arts in Fukuoka, Japan. Even though I live in Tokyo, I just had to find a way to get it home. A week or so later, a very messy box arrived. My first experiences with the machine and its accessories are documented in this video for your amusement.

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-NEC PC9821 Cb2 computer

-PCFXGA graphics board

-Ys III: Wanderers for PC98

-Lunatic Dawn for the PCFX

-NEC PC98 Mouse

Video game room & collection tour update for 2020, with games & collectibles from the past 35 years

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After Years of having to deal with Sploosh Kaboom, the Battleship Minigame in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, we have finally found a way to beat it consistently. This is the result of many people's efforts to Reverse Engineer Wind Waker and craft a program that can take advantage of its structure.

This video would have not been possible without Peter Schmidt-Nielsen.
All the Animations in this video were created by Peter in Javascript using d3, so huge shout out to him for putting in such great work!

For details about the program, and a list of everyone who worked on this program: https://github.com/petersn/web-sploosh-kaboom

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Jay is on a new side quest to track down as many old school classic arcade cabinets as possible. But why? The guys head to a storage unit to pick up some retro gold.....sort of

To many gamers in the 90s, The Neo Geo AES was the ultimate home console. While many other consoles claimed to bring an arcade experience home, they did so by downgrading graphics, sound, and other compromises. The Neo Geo on the other hand, brought truly perfect Neo Geo MVS arcade games to the home with ZERO compromises. If you owned a Neo Geo AES console you got to play actual 1:1 arcade games at home. But this level of quality came at a steep cost with the console's Gold Bundle coming in at over $600 for just the console, controllers, and one game. Individual games were also extremely expensive, averaging $200 or more each. This is the story of how SNK brought its highly successful arcade games to the home with one of the most expensive consoles of all time and after becoming one of the biggest names in gaming in the 90s, lost everything and yet somehow rose from its ashes.

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I watched this the other day, love his Oddware videos. In principle, this 3DO card makes sense but it's such a goofy mess in execution.

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I never even knew such an item existed. That’s really cool.

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melancholy wrote:
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I never even knew such an item existed. That’s really cool.
They are really rare apparently. One thing about them is they only work with a certain model of CD drive. Some Creative drive from the early 90s. Well it just so happens that the CD drive from the first computer my family ever had back around 1993-1994 had that exact model CD drive! And I still had it after all these years with the matching SB16 sound card! I sold it on Ebay for a pretty nice price. :ocool:
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With the newest released ports to the Nintendo Switch including The Wonderful 101, BioShock Collection, XCOM2 and of course Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, the question needs to be asked - can The Nintendo Switch sustain 3 more years of last and current generation console ports without requiring more processing power? We discuss in this episode.
Short answer: Yes

Long answer: Fuck yes

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Post by pixel » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:06 am

:olol: Love my Switch, it's been a great system so far—good mix of games, tech is pretty solid (no drifting JoyCons ... yet).

A pro model would be a day one preorder for me. Battery life is almost irrelevant for me because I never bring it anywhere, but a constant 720p and/or 1080p portable screen would be ace.

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