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  1. OG Doom (PC) via Switch.  I thought the console controls would be off-putting - originally having played it on it's native platform back in the day - but it isn't bad, actually.  Recently finished some retro-inspired titles - Streets of Rage 4, Blaster Master Zero and Battle Princess Madelyn: Royal Edition.

  2. 7 hours ago, E-Day said:

    I think we should archive them. I mean, why not? Someone out there somewhere may be looking for them one day. Plus now that we preserve everything, these should definitely be preserved. Maybe we don't need individual categories for them yet, but we can create a Newsletter category for them for the time being.

    I've mentioned this before, but I've always been under the impression RetroMags preserves newsletters that eventually evolved into magazines - otherwise, gaming newsletters are ignored. 

    This is a shame as these newsletters are often rare and in more desperate need of preservation.  They may not have much nostalgic merit but there's lots of historical value there.  They should definitely be archived.

    Thanks, VGBounceHouse, for scanning these issues!  You've performed a service for video game historians & researchers - these issues have eluded archivists for years.  :)

  3. I still have a 28" CRT - which is beginning to fail, I believe, as I'm having light gun difficulties - as well as another stored away as a backup.  Call me old fashioned but I prefer scan lines, fuzzy pixels, and no screen lag.

    The time, effort, and money involved to connect all my retro systems to a HDTV is also something I'd rather avoid.  Not that I don't often retro game in HD but I prefer other options for modern displays - classic game collections for modern systems, neo-retro systems, mini plug-n-plays, SBC emulation consoles, etc.

     

  4. On 2/20/2019 at 3:10 PM, Leathco said:

    Honestly, I love my PS Classic after modding it with Bleemsync.  It takes the packaged Euro games and bumps them back up to 60 hertz through the emulator for full speed gameplay, as well as gives you the option to switch from the internal emulator to Retroarch, and to sideload more games off of USB.  Right now I just have a small 32 gig stick but now have over 60 games loaded up on mine, its a blast and fits in great with my NES and SNES classics.  Oh, the Bleemsync hack also removes the USB limiter so the PS Classic can be powered from a TV USB port just like the NES and SNES instead of needing a power brick, helps a lot.

    This is the only reason I'm considering a Playstation Classic as - postmortem - it's a mess when played stock.  With the clearance prices, I'll probably grab one and take a stab at softmodding - something I haven't done with the other minis on the market.

    I don't have an extreme fondness or nostalgia for many PS1 games - most of the 3D titles haven't aged well - but there are enough 2D and 2.5D titles to make the effort worthwhile.

  5. Starmaster for the Atari 2600 VCS.  The game featured 1st person spaceship combat in a pseudo-3D environment, resource management strategy, and a navigation map screen accessed via the console's Color/B&W switch.  Starmaster actually had something of a narrative as it ended when all of the enemies were defeated instead of throwing you into another game loop.  Definitely ahead of its time considering the console.

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