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qazimod

Member Since 28 May 2006
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In Topic: The Mega Man Megathread

05 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

And re-releases of X games! I may be tempted by that when it's out next year. :)


In Topic: Death of board?

14 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

Are you using the desktop browser version? If you click Invite people there are options for how long you want the link to last, or you can set it to never expire.


In Topic: Death of board?

07 November 2017 - 02:39 PM

I'm fine with it going, but of course it will be missed.

 

Would a free forum service be an option? Rllmuk has a small unofficial "if the main forum goes down" site that uses "zIFboards" (formerly InvisionFree) and that rarely faces issues with traffic or space because only a handful of people use it.

 

I also browse a couple of Discord channels but I don't know how to go about setting up your own...

 

Oh, and before the site disappears, I'm on PSN as theqazimod, Twitter as @qazimod and XBL (although my account's kind of dormant) as qazimod if people want to reach me :)


In Topic: Ghost Trick

20 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

I got it when it came out on DS and really enjoyed it. The writing is both entertaining and compelling (it's a Takumi game, so that's a given) and the interactions are fun and rarely fall into the Phoenix Wright trap of "try everything on everything". Obviously the story is packed with cliffhangers and revelations, but there's also a fantastic twist to the gameplay about halfway through that I wasn't expecting (only click if you've played the game!)...

 

Spoiler

 

I had seen some trailers before the game's release but that came out of the blue and was amazing. :D So yeah, there's lots to enjoy and the animation and little details are great too.


In Topic: Nintendo announce SNES Mini

01 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

I skipped the NES Mini but I told myself that if a SNES Mini was announced I would at least try and see if I could get hold of one - I grew up in a "one console platform per generation" household (until I could buy my own of course) and we went down the Mega Drive route, but ports and emulation revealed how many classics were also in the SNES library. So despite many of these Mini purchases being nostalgia buys... for all intents and purposes, this is my first SNES  :wubs: Anyway, I didn't do the OTT thing of pre-ordering in 20 different places, hoping that one would come through. Instead I had the mentality of "I'd rather attempt to pre-order from somewhere (and potentially come away empty handed when they overestimate their stock allocation), than not attempt at all." So I got one from the website of Smyths toy store (yeah, I know) and it arrived on Thursday afternoon.

 

The main glaring omission when you open the box is the lack of an AC adaptor -  officially, you have to order an adaptor from the Nintendo Store or something... unofficially, a generic adaptor that you can plug a USB into will be fine (check the output voltage of course.) I think I'm using a Vita adaptor or something at the moment and I've had no issues, but it's still a curious decision. The console itself is great - setup is easy, the menus are fun, the controllers are fantastic (and you get 2!) and the game selection suits me fine. I know a lot of people have already busted theirs open and installed custom stuff and other games, but I don't know if I'll bother. I can always use a PC or CFW PSP with TV out for that, but I picked up the SNES Mini because it's a nicer overall package than the cable and romset fiddling that I'd otherwise do.

 

You can mess with ratios and filters or have clean unstretched pixels, you can suspend your game and even "rewind" gameplay if you messed up a certain sequence, and the games are the games. I've heard reports of weird technical quirks with things like "Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy" in Yoshi's Island, but I haven't discovered stuff like that just yet...