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GenXer reporting in. I had a Fairchild console when I was a kid and it actually predated the Atari 2600.
http://www.thegameconsole.com/fairchild-channel-f/
Anyone else remember old or obscure consoles?
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>>7331774
It's an LED screen. People used to use it when LCD manufacturing was expensive. LED is quite power hungry.
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>>7330093
Many consoles predated the 2600, and the fairchild. That's literally why those are called the second generation. I had an odyssey 1 and a few of the hundreds of pong machines made at that time.

>>7330823
>Fairchild also invented the first integrated circuit (IC
No. They invented the monolithic integrated circuit.

>>7331869
>all that stupid and zoom
Jesus christ kid, have you no shame? It's a fucking light bulb with a cylinder of film. Take your underage retarded bullshitting back to tik tok.
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>>7332250
>monolithic integrated circuit.
come on now, we both know that is the same thing.

An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material that is normally silicon.
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>>7332284
>We both know wrong things
Not at all. I'm an engineer who gets his information from documentation and experience instead of wikipedia. There's a reason that isn't accepted as a reliable source. Also, that opinion wasn't added until 16:16, 14 March 2011, so not retro.
I get that nearly all ICs today are monolithic and that when someone says IC they ackchyually mean monolithic but to use it in the context of inventing is silly. If you want to be wikipedia smart you need to do more than skim one article. To quote from your bible
>There is no consensus on who invented the IC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_the_integrated_circuit
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>>7331869
Cool. I don't care about the power out of something that small. It can't be drawing anything insane, I can't believe it.

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What are the best Star Wars games
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>>7330747
So you got filtered by the platforming, got it. I beat all 3 games, you just suck.
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>>7331839
>you don't enjoy diarrhea therefore you're bad
OK, kid.
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>>7331839
Im am ashamed ti admit i could nit beat super empire without cheats
P-please don't hate me uwu
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>>7332025
>calls games he's bad at names

Just because you can't play it doesn't mean it's bad, maybe try to get better at a game before throwing a tantrum that you can't beat it instantly with no effort. Maybe LEGO Star Wars is more your speed. (I am shit talking, but LEGO Star Wars is unironically good.)
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>>7333825
>Maybe LEGO Star Wars is more your speed.
That's hard sometimes, though.
All the same I'm enjoying your talking down to me.
t. crawling up the leaderboards

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Anybody ever play this? I played it the other day.
I though it was a bit average honestly and I like Rick and Morty
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>>7332650
>>7331695
Pity the music on it's a bit shit
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>>7332076
There are a lot of things discussed on this board that ypu could scream not retro to if you want to be a pedantic faggot about it.
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>>7331506
>No Paulie
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Wasn't there a Doom or Quake pinball machine?
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>>7333849
No, sadly.

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This is my daughter-wife, the General. Say something nice about her.
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https://e-hentai.org/?f_search=artbook%24+princess+maker

A lot more princess Maker guides and books.
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>>7331014
I really like the combat sprites, though I wish the DOS version were capable of more colors. 16 looks pretty rough when you zoom into small stuff.
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>>7321764
It was an artstyle of the 90's early 00's.
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>>7330551
I think it's mostly bad game design. A lot of the times the endings feel like you don't have that much control over the result, making it very frustrating to get certain endings. Or maybe it is how the developers intended to have muh secrets and replay value.
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>>7332707
It's fairly simple to get the ending you want when you know the requirements, but I guess if you're playing it blind back in the day there would be no way of knowing shit like queen by marriage and royal concubine being separated by one point of charisma.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jcWUuFz595o
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>>7333754
there are some levels where the came annoys me like inside the volcano, i always end up using the camera focus button which is akward and makes a shitty sound, thats the part of 64 that aged really, the movement is fine and very fluid, the levels look weird and barebones but they are fun to traverse still.
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>>7330541
I played Super Mario 64 for the first time at a kiosk in Hill's Department Store around Christmas in 1996. it was so horrible I asked my parents to get me a PlayStation instead.
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>>7330553
Clicked for the comments, was not disappointed.
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I wonder how long it'll take for people to shit all over dark souls franchise in the next generation
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>>7330526
I unironically love the fucking atmosphere in 64.

For example outside peaches castle there is no music, just ambient sounds like birds and water. So fucking comfy.

All of Mario 64 has something lonely to it, like there are not many NPCs, also a huge castle that is almost empty is pretty surreal. Overall it is an interesting and surreal experience and I love the atmosphere the most. I don't care if it is a masonic initiation rite or personalized or something I still like it.

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Why Amiga fandom/fanbase is the most obnoxious, loudmouthed, narcissistic bunch of oldfags within all the gaming/hardware fandoms out there? I'm was seeing this back in the 90s and I still see it to this day, people that spent a lot of money on a sub-par IBM PC rip-off try to not only convince, but force the rest that only AMIGA is worth anything. You gotta do some research on their John Carmack hate and their 25+ years (and counting) efforts to port DOOM on Amiga, holy shit you're in for an absolute autist treat. Is it because Amiga was directed mainly at poor European market? You'd be surprised at how many people use these old junks for document formatting or video editing today. Hell, I remember visiting a local radio/press station in 2005 and all that those fuckers had were 12+ year old Amigas. Of course the media output was ridiculously outdated but every time you tried to talk to them about PCs or new design strategies/programs they literally started to act out so actively aggressive like if they had a real emotional connection to their machine. Amiga fandom across Europe is also the only one that actively sabotages its own fandom and is radically insular about any "newcomers" (if you weren't born in the early 70s you weren't "at the time to experience Amiga" and emulators doesn't count). Why's that so?
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>>7331607
>>7331608
it's too bad that the Amiga's entire game library has been reduced to a handful of terrible shovelware platformers and arcade ports so nobody knows the actual good stuff
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>>7331607
>>7331608
A lot of these are cross platform. Are any of them amiga exclusives? I know the ones I listed earlier are also cross platform. And I know beneath a steel sky is inferior on amiga compared to pc because the music stops during dialogue scenes.

But I'm sure cannon fodder and defender of the crowns graphics are better on amiga than the other platforms
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>>7318886
Shitter game/port on garbage system
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>>7332258
DOTC does look the best on the Amiga but I'd argue that Cannon Fodder looks best on the PC, but the music isn't as good, resolution is slightly shorter and the mouse pointer doesn't move as smoothly. It's still just as fun to play.
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>>7318873
We (14 year old boys) all wanted a ten year old Amiga with Protracker after Jeroen from Neophyte was interviewed on TMF Hakkuh in 1996. The games were of no interest to us.

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ESL anons, tell me about life in the 3rd world with almost zero access to the best consoles ever made. Were clones openly sold? Were they reliable? Did magazines cover the official hardware?
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>>7332850
This. Imagine it's the early 90's, pokemans is years away the most popular GB game is Tetris. Or you can have it for a few bucks. You can even get a keychain version. You don't even have to be a poorfag to appreciate this. Having a tetris game with a battery that lasts a year that's so cheap you don't give a fuck if you loose it, break it, whatever is great. inb4 12yo boomers project their poorfaggotry.
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>>7323773
In the balkan countries you did not have sega. Only Nintendo, and even that you usually had to go to a more civilised country like Austria to buy the cartridge and then smuggle it over the border.

Later, psx. Easily pirateable. People earned decent dosh selling bootlegs.

Later on, ps2 and onwards we became more civilised and could do it the same as everyone else. But even with those consoles, we were predominantly pc centric. Consoles were an exception not the norm.
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>>7333783
>People earned decent dosh selling bootlegs.
IIrc Project Red founder made his capital by selling bootlegs and later localizing stuff during the commie era and shortly after.
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>>7333405
I had a friend when i was still in Venezuela who's father worked for one of the National energy industried in the 80s when the country was still filthy rich and the world's top oil producer, since the company had some sort of allegiance with a Japanese energy company and his dad was involved in one of those project he got a Japanese Famicon and then later Super Famicom for free with a bunch of japanes games. The japanese execs just gave it to employees for free, apparently even janitors, truckers and all the plant workers got those, not just white collars.
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>>7332514
>nu pogodi
I once went to a russian festival and they had this playing for kids so i watched it, actually pretty funny and reminds me a lot of tom and jerry

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Do you always pirate oldies? Even when they are dirt cheap?
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>>7314113
>when they are dirt cheap?
kek
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>>7324441
Not if you play Nintendo games.
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>>7327964
You’re a moron. Those games are unplayable in general - they suck
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>>7320515
I did. My dad used tu buy me pirated/burned games all the time (Collin Mcrae, MOHAA, Will Rock etc.) I remember my firstly downloaded game, Army Men RTS, and i was like 8 or 9 at the time... golden BTJunkie dayz

Also, in Serbia u can buy all kinds of pirated shit on thr flea market and no one gives a fuck rly
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>>7332705
Luckily that game is mediocre, so no one cares.

I don't see a retro waifu thread, let's fix that shit
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>>7328192
obscure but good choice
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>tfw my first retro waifu was Tails
>and then I found out he was a boy
>mfw I still liked him because he is just that adorable
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>>7332698
>trip fag regails us on the time when he first awakened as a huge faggot
>of course it was Sonic

Load the white phosphorus rounds.

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Which game was more revolutionary?
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>>7333136
*redundancy
I wish I would sleep for a change.
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Mario 64. it was greeeeeeaaaaaat
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>>7321521
I know you are referring to the PC version. But I got freaked out when I tried playing Quake 64 as a kid. I think it was because the TV I was playing on had bad contrast. I just remember the screen being really dark and hearing the sound of dogs barking at me.
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>>7321521
Marathon
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>>7333136
No it didnt set any standard. Show me what game it influenced? It's nowhere as influential as tomb raider.

Imagine if every Zelda game was like this. They tried to bring the dark themes back for Twilight Princess but overdid it and gave us a 2006 emo's wet dream instead.
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>>7333646
By the same logic people are using here Star Wars is the darkest edgiest series ever, because wow, they blow up a planet and luke uncle and aunt die! But the main thing here is tone and the tone in MM is never as dark as people make it out to be. Sure you use the ghosts of some dead tribesmen in your quest, except this is not presented as some ultrazomber brooding edgelord black metal song, its presented in a wacky and fun way and the characters themselves are really fun. You go do wacky goron races and play in a Zora band and as a Deku every character you meet is a funny cartoon, the whole thing with the nagging princess, the dumb king and the monkeys is fun.

Oh but the buttler son died, and you probably have his mas, thats a feels melancholic momment, well, lets shape all the fun shit we done so far by this one specific thing!
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>>7333812
The tone is exactly what's dark you hippo.
I have a feeling you're just absolutely tone-blind.
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>>7333812
Use more hyperbole, it really helps your stance. Your argument is as dumb and superficial as "The game is colorful! How dark could it possibly be???"
Or maybe "This one scene has a joke! How dark could it possibly be???"
I can't tell if you're baiting or just too entrenched to admit you were wrong and have to play up every little thing so you can feel like you had a point.
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>>7333812
This song is a wacky happy song because it's in major and it's fast!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la40d6pm17w
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>>7330801
Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess are both Top 5 Zelda games.

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>>7333582
zoomers can't even deal with anything below 6th gen. For most of them their first console was the Wii
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>>7333605
you see the irony in your post, right?
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>>7333605
You don't need to use filters retard.
Emulate at native res at the correct aspect ratio with 16bit colour depth and dithering.
Perfecto.
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>>7333605
Using filters is gay. Going above native resolution is also gay. Fuck both of you.
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>>7325556
God of War (PS4)

Is this really the best Castlevania game?
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>>7321342
Classic style probably. Bloodlines is really fun too. Out of the Igavanias honestly I like Circle of the Moon quite a bit because it retains the stiffer feel in jumps and is harder than all the other metroidvania style ones.
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>>7323910
This guy gets it. Circle of the Moon is the best of the metroidvania Castlevanias. Portrait of Ruin was better than Aria and Dawn also.
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>>7324839
I replayed Lament of Innocent last year. It actually holds up pretty well.
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Is it possible to have a civilised Castlevania thread?
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>>7333150
It might hold up, but it was never very good to begin with.

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They re-released this badass motherfucker for PC and who knows what else. XBox/modern gamepad supprt built in, this that hot shit. Nothing like controlling a beautiful, blood-thirsty goddess and spraying blood/chopping limbs off everywhere now is there?

The whole thing feels kind of floaty and dreamlike, but its a good time.

Never did finish it back in the day. Yeah, this is technically retro. So go play that shit instead of arguing about which old machine gets your dick hard, the fuck is wrong with you anyway...
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>>7332654
Yeah I still have my original Blood Rayne on PS2, it it worth replaying? I have a sort of a backlog of games right now but I was thinking about it.
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>>7333253
>it worth replaying?

I mean: yeah. If you love beautiful digital 3d women and fictional violence with pretty decent controls.
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>>7332702
hecking told them fellow coomlector , have an upvote
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>>7333549
>>7332702

famesag
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I hope this means they're working on a 3rd game in the same vein(hahaha) as the first 2.

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what was the best Sega Saturn game?
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Certainly not Dragon Force. That game is overrated as fuck.
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>>7333012
Based.
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Silhouette Mirage
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>>7332428
You're a massive faggot. That is all.
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>>7331812
That's a tough one, but I'm gonna go with the Japanese version of Fighting Vipers because of Pepsiman.




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