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Post: # 4886Post GeoNine
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:26 am

That game actually caught my attention more than any other. A shooter with better movement mechanics than most other "realistic" or high budget games. Can't wait till next year for my wallet to start crying.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 4888Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:05 am

I know I do this a lot, but let's flash back to 1991.
After years on the NES I was surprised to hear video game music that sounded more like proper pop songs. Although by today's standards the sound on Sega Genesis is laughable, Starlight Zone was a particular favorite ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyZAuEG4yho

"Ring Finger Decision"
Was not expecting this, it was quite a surprise
That kind of pleasureable thing, it is not known
Until today the road that was walked, it seems to be right
The magic seems to have dissolved
that is the feeling
The Ring Finger Decision you begin to give
Strange the tears could not stop
It is well told (Thank you from the Heart)
To have met you, I treasured it in the mind
Always together, little sworn stones
After regaining composure as expected the eyes are raised
Always like that determined to go through
The Ring Finger Decision it is more powerful than expected
Don't tonight you are
More charming than anyone else
(That can not be beat even by Indiana Jones)
To have met you I treasured it in the mind
Always together shining sworn stones
To have met you I treasured it in the mind
Always together shining sworn stones
When you gave the Ring Finger Decision
What we received also a New Magic
Always together little sworn stones
Always together shining sworn stones
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Kusuriyubi no Kesshin

Yasou mo shinakatta kara odoroite iru dake
Kon'na ureshii koto to wa shiranakatta no
Kyou made aruita michi wo tadashii to omoeru
Mahou ga toketeku mitai son'na kimochi yo

Kusuriyubi no kesshin wo anata ga hajimete kureta
Hen ne namida tomaranai
Umaku tsutawatte kokoro kara no arigatou

Anata to aeta watashi wo hokori ni omou
Zutto issho ne chiisana ishi ni chikatte

Taisei tate naoshitara "sasuga me ga takai wa"
Itsumo mitai ni tsuyoki ni ikitai no ni

Kusuriyubi no kesshin wa omotteta yori kyouryoku
Dame ne kon'ya no anata wa
Dare yori SUTEKI yo INDIANA JONES ni makenai

* Anata to aeta watashi wo hokori ni omou
Zutto issho ne kagayaku ishi ni chikatte

* repeat

Anata ga kureta kusuriyubi no kesshin wa
Watashi rashisa mo kureta atarashii mahou

Zutto issho ne chiisana ishi ni chikatte
Zutto issho ne kagayaku ishi ni chikatte

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Post: # 4922Post Uncle Sporkums
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:55 am

CupHead is a game that actually might get me back into gaming!

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 4959Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:57 pm

Look out behind you! Night Trap! The story of how a silly horror-movie game shot in 1987 became Public Enemy Number One in Congress after its release on the Sega CD in 1992. Nintendo must have paid somebody well.
https://vimeo.com/98777166

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Post: # 5088Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:54 pm

First video of "our" HD Super Mario Bros remix in progress. Art by Joao Victor G. Costa, implementation by Alex Douglas. A lot of art's been done for the characters but mostly just the backgrounds are fully implemented so far.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcTokxwS ... e=youtu.be
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j6xpmtd2j883 ... YLy9fDxE7a

HDNes and Gameboy Enhanced Videos by GGuy - Metroid II, Metroid, Super Mario Land 2, Zelda 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV-5vujk ... tA5LMjYnPA

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Post: # 5118Post Garrett Gilchrist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:53 pm

For you Lucasarts fans --
http://grumpygamer.com/

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Post: # 5130Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:45 pm

Finally, a Kickstarter for Night Trap in HD!

I have a soft spot for Night Trap, which might have been the first live-action "Full Motion Video" game, and certainly a major title in the admittedly crappy genre.

It was shot in 1986 (along with Sewer Shark) for Hasbro's unreleased NEMO console - which combined VHS video with a game console similar to the Colecovision or ADAM. (Though better than View-Master's Interactive Vision.) The filmed material is a very goofy, tongue-in-cheek 80s horror movie, which would play very well with bad-movie lovers today, nearly 30 years later. The gameplay is very basic and involves ignoring the story and trapping bad guys dressed in black- impossible to do without a written cheat sheet. It largely fails as a game but has tons of charm generally, and certainly deserved to be seen in higher quality than the Sega CD and other consoles could deliver in the 90s. These days it's a love it or hate it nostalgia title. Or both.

On its release in 1992, Night Trap was the centerpiece of controversy. Senators described it as a game for children where you realistically torture and kill women - which is overhyped nonsense that Nintendo was happy to support, in order to hurt its competition at Sega. The controversy didn't hurt sales, and led to a lot more crappy full-motion video games from Digital Pictures, on more powerful systems like the Saturn and 3DO. A lot of these are amusing to watch nowadays, having a certain B-movie charm, though them being next-generation and the "future of gaming" at the time is horrifying to contemplate. The gameplay remained pretty basic throughout.

Don Bluth's classic animated Dragon's Lair and Space Ace games have gotten lots of rereleases over the years. Night Trap deserves to be seen and enjoyed in full HD, and so do the other Digital Pictures games.

I've been following [and moderating] the Facebook Night Trap group, which has been pushing for an HD rerelease.

Now it's finally happening - but they're asking for 330 thousand dollars on Kickstarter, and that's a lot. There's some demand for Night Trap, but I don't think there's that much. It's not 1992 anymore, when any old shovelware game could go for that much. With the HD transfer already done, they're asking for a lot of money to do not a whole lot.

But I wish this campaign a lot of luck anyway. Hopefully there are enough fans out there to bring this one back ...


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/10 ... p-revamped

My Tumblr post about it:
http://tygerbug.tumblr.com/post/9504670 ... t-spot-for

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