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This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games, including consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games. Retro gaming means platforms launched in 2001 and earlier, and official game titles for those platforms released no later than December 2007 (homebrew console games made after this date will be permitted). The Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, and Sony PlayStation 2 will now be considered "retro".

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Bethesda just gave away the original Doom 3 for free to people who bought the BFG edition.

What are some essential mods?
The one that adds tits to all the monsters. The one that remonds you no one will ever love you. The one where the game uninstalls itself at startup.
DOOM 3 isnt so much a game as a satire of the FPS genre. the gameplay consists of walking through endless identical metal corridors, shooting a small variety of identical enemies, talking to identical NPCs (who all happen to be some derivation of a bald guy with green eyes or a half asian dude in a yellow jump suit with a Wally Cleaver hairdo), listening to some faggot on a radio tell you where to go next while you happen upon "audio logs" filled with meaningless purile dialogue that serve as a weak attempt to fill in backstory, and occasionally you'll be tasked with doing random dumb unfun shit like picking up toxic waste barrels with a claw machine like you're a fucking waste management technician. add to this the game's notoriously shit weapons, B movie monster closet jump scares (if you can even call a dead Howie Mandell lurching at you from around a corner "scary"), retarded enemy designs such as a flying bald woman's head with pirhana teeth, a fucking sprint meter, a flashlight that you had to toggle because the Xbox version couldn't handle gunfire and dynamic lighting at the same time so they gimped both versions (because, big surprise, DOOM 3 is a console shooter and a bad one at that), reddit-tier references and in-jokes like the heckin' wacky turkey puncher arcade machine, and of course, the "plot" which is akin to an especially bad vin diesel movie and -- despite a 5min+ long unskippable intro sequence and multiple cutscenes -- somehow manages to be less enthralling than the original game's story which barely existed at all. DOOM 3 is one of the biggest pieces of shit ever made.
>What are some essential mods?
DOOM 1 and 2
reddit didn't even exist when doom 3 launched dumbass
and yet, it is reddit

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PC games that were groundbreaking or highly regarded, but are unknown to the mainstream console babies that represent this board
Love this game. Had the shareware demo as a kid but not the full game. Getting all the medals is a real chore.
Enlighten me. What makes this title so groundbreaking.
why do you platform war over 20+ year old games
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Not sure if its exactly high regarded let alone groundbreaking, but RUNE is underrated as fuck

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread: >>9160396

Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other 90s FPS welcome
~ Let's post like gentlemen ~


(or Quake, Duke, Marathon, Thief, Deus Ex)

Same thing, in video format:

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in light of 3DR announcing yet another game that probably won't see the light of day...i hereby announce (for the second time, since the first time nobody really took notice) a full, open-source rewrite of kingpin for the fteqw engine, which some of you might already be familiar with. i'm aiming to rewrite all of kingpin and improve upon it massively but also stick faithfully to the original game's balancing. i might hold a beta test here sometime soon, i don't know when. the rewrite's license will be MIT unlike kingpin which was some weird stupid license. that's all.
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i just spent 3 days playing this on and off trying to beat it without dying and then i get to map 23 and cyberdemon kills me in two shots. i need to smoke a cigarette.
Based if true.
Nice to see someone doing something with FTE that isn't a pixelshit speed development contest entry.
>For me a good Doom maps needs phases of high and low intensity
This is true of pretty much everything, from music to horror games to doom maps. You have to let the player come down from the adrenaline high.

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get anything cool lately, anons?
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yes I did anon.
Got my first sega saturn!
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Yeah. I wanted to get Tenchu Fatal Shadows as well but I'll save it for next month.
If i wasn't blowing cash on this stuff, i honestly would have nothing to do with my "spending" money. Id just throw everything into savings. I live very cheaply outside of my interests.

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Which Silent Hill is your favorite and why?
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Princess Heart costume, also the other outfits, the meme weapons, etc. I think there was a light saber, or a laser gun? Also sexy beam. I dunno, the meme runs are fun.
Yeah those are all unlockable on the PC version, but they are done through in-game challenges like I said. For example you get the beam saber after beating the game once and killing more enemies by melee than firearms https://www.silenthillmemories.net/sh3/extras_en.htm
As for just unlocking them straight out of the gate, I'm not sure. Maybe there's a trainer on the internet somewhere, or a save file with everything unlocked. But if all else fails you can just play through the game on easy and unlock it.
I just tried this save file https://savegame.pro/pc-silent-hill-3-savegame/ and it has everything unlocked. So you could just do that.
There are gameshark codes for it, yes.
Also you do have a cheat code to unlock more options at the menu and you can skip the last boss battle altogether if you enter it with zero ammo on you
Found out all this with a 15 second google, by the way lol
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>Found out all this with a 15 second google, by the way lol
Yeah but it's more fun to engage with you guys by asking you stupid questions. Thanks for answering, though.

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What's your favourite NES Megaman?
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They are all absolutely god-awful. The series didn't get remotely decent until X on the SNES.
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How I rank 'em:

2 - Each section of the game is memorable. You battle 8 robot masters and go straight to Wily's Fortress--you don't bullshit around with extra pre-Wily stages or some 'mystery boss fortress' prior and I like that.
Best soundtrack in the franchise.
2 is classic to the NES like Led Zeppelin is to rock music or Coca Cola is to soft drinks. It's the caddilac of the series.

3 - Best weapons variety. The point of Mega Man is to defeat a robot master, obtain his weapon, then experiment ways to use said weapon to traverse the other stages. 3 executes this concept better than other Mega Man.
3 also has the slide maneuver and Rush.
But I dislike re-visiting old stages and fighting the MM2 spin-off robot masters before taking on Wily.

4 - Love the backstory of how Rock became Rock Man. Colorful stage design.
I hate the charge shot. I end up using the charge shot instead of weapons I've obtained which defeats the purpose.

6 - Fantastic music. I get annoyed switching between the jet pack and hulked-up versions of Rock Man.

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>really, really don't understand the love for 4
Skull Man jam.
Wow, I just learned about the wire in 4....I had no idea.
But you knew about the balloon right

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>Season 26: Episode 8 (#344) "Gear in the software" premieres in September. The exact date has not yet been confirmed.


they're finally doing either guilty gear or Metal Gear!
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nobody is too old for videogames
sorry, are you retarded?
I guess it could be one of the N64 Top Gear games too. I think the earlier TG games were called Top Racer in Japan.
>He is exactly 10 years older than me. Also, has he ever discussed his battle with alcoholism? I remember he was hospitalized around in his 40s.

I saw the ep that covered that. Wasn't it some lung thing? Japanese work culture is work work work. Keep in mind that GCCX and Youtube are a side project for Arino-san who always has things going on. So if he turned to alcohol for stress relief that's not uncommon.

Also, Arino-san has a clear on camera persona that's jovial and sarcastic. However, he has dropped said persona on a few occasions like when he gets very defensive about his children.
At what age do you become too old to play video games?

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News and advice about retro chinese handhelds. Post yours if you have any.
Links | https://rentry.org/HandheldsThread
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Also decided to give my old teal gbc, that was very scratched and scuffed from being abused when I was younger, a nice cleanup and a new screen. Also bought a flash cart just because.
>chink emulation device
>shitty paper sticker
>3d printed base without any finishing done
The only way this could be more reddit is if it had a pride flag in the background.
I'll never understand those retards that apply stickers like that.
>ooooooohhhhh, look at my based stickeeeeer
>and my base that I copied from some random dude
>buy premade funnyplaying ips2 gbc from honk konk
>one month later, screen dies, factory fault in the screen, dead pixels and spreading
>seller claims I dropped it or otherwise broke it myself
>order replacement ips2 q5 screen online
>not funnyplaying
>does not fit in the funnyplaying case
>have to buy stock gbc shell and cut it to size

I just want to play games reeeee
Use the Catalog reeeeee

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Which old game has aged well in 2022?
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The only old games that don't age well are parody games of long-dead cliches that rely on their humor, because they lack their own context. And if the game is still good outside of that, it still doesn't "age poorly".
Isn't Metal Slug just a bunch of cliched paridories? Basically, Cartoon Contra plus pop culture visual jokes.
True but it's parody of classic 80's military action movies. It manages to get past being dated by being a parody of something that's somewhat timeless.
games don't age
Rondo Of Blood

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So, since THQ (apparently still in business? thought they went bankrupt) just announced a remake of Alone In The Dark, let's talk about good ole' survival horror games from the 90's and early aughties.
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This isn't any less ridiculous than the 2008 game. Or even Alone in the Dark 2 to be honest.
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The french dub in all those 3 games was absolutely fantastic, especially Benoît Allemane and Marc Alfos.
It was ridiculous crap with soul.
I don't give a shit about their AA(A) reboot with Del Toro and the Soma guy. I want my eurojank.
Is this really the first survival horror game? Didn't The Legacy Realm of Terror release the same year?
I guess it depends on how you define "first survival horror." There were games that had elements of what became survival horror at least since the 80s, which games like Sweet Home, Project Firestart, and War of the Dead. Alone in the Dark is mostly notable for having a similar design to Resident Evil (3D, static camera angles, inventory puzzles, limited ammo).

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>Why yes, I am superiour to Jet Set Radio Future, how could you tell?
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Introduced me to Jurassic 5 so im eternally grateful
his race was pure ass tho
I think of sweet soul brother often in my life since the release of JGR.

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The half pipe up to the stairs on that last leg of the race trips me up constantly
NIG-----hts into dreams!!
damn anon,you really inspired me, I really love the idea of JSR/Future waifus hanging out with you for the girlfriend experience. I had to draw my waifu Jazz. I had Future before JGR( It made me go and get a Dreamcast and JGR like a few months later, though) so I'm a bit more attached to the JSRF designs honestly but I love both games. I think when I get a chance I'll draw Mew/Ryth nude looking for clothes to put on an give her both outfits around her room.

Please keep doing more JSR art its really cute!
full sketch here

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Previous Handhelds thread: >>9146782

So i ordered a Retroid Pocket 3 in the Retro design (pic) and 3GB Ram for 171€ to Germany. It's my second handheld, had a LDK before.
Hope it's a good upgrade.
I also ordered two 8bitdo Pro 2 Wired controller in the same design and a USB-C hub. Hope to play two player games with it.
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I'm riddled with ADHD and having an actual dedicated device for playing games on stops me getting distracted every 0.25 seconds
A shame that the Ayaneo Air was shit in almost everything except OLED screen. Was hoping for it considering Valve will never ship Steam Deck to my shithole.
I have it in my hand now, not sure what you think the problem is.
Why would you need to protect that which can't be seen anyway unless you specifically look for it?
Anyway, it's a very nice and comfy controller, just tested it on a Samsung S7 tablet. You have to get a USB-A to C adapter, obviously, and press B while connecting it.
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steam deck controls look shit too


I personally did not care for the Phantasy Star series, but for once I actually agree with a lot of entries on this list. Number 1 is right, for once.
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SF2CE on MD is my favourite version of sf2.
For me, it's:

15. El Viento
14. Phantasy Star IV
13. Ristar
12. Crusader of Centy
11. Castlevania: Bloodlines
10. Monster World IV
9. Streets of Rage 2
8. Ranger X
7. Battle Mania Daiginjou
6. Gunstar Heroes
5. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
4. Shinobi 3

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Here's another based British Mega Drive ranking list:
that's why most people "in the know" just get a model 1 genesis with the "high definition graphics" text printed on it and walk away happy.
i just set the low-pass filter to around 45-60% whenever i emulate.
I played snes and Amiga back in the day, in hindsight the megadrive would have been a better system for me than SNES.

Are there any randomizers for retro games you play regularly, to spice things up after having played the vanilla version a million times already? The only one I really play is OoT but I do a new seed every other month or so. I tried the LttP+SM combo one and it was too much, I need to get better at metroid to do that.
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Just not a different game
Zelda 1 is a fun randomizer. OoT sounds novel, I should check those out.
So there is no good game out there, then.
Wouldn't quite call it roguelike but check out Super Metroid Arcade.
Well yeah, I want to try something different with the same game.

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