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Post: # 9825Post Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:50 pm

It's very impressive - though Alex did some tests and was only able to work with very small images, for now. The tools that are coming out now could really revolutionize a lot of things -- that I'd like to be doing already --

I'd like to be able to upscale video similarly, or to do this to video:

https://www.remove.bg/

And I'd like to experiment with face replacement on some of these She Hulk scenes that used a double ... which I'm remastering at the moment ...

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Post: # 9836Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:27 am

Sooo, guess who turns up in the data for unreleased arcade game SegaSonic Bros? The band!

http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_Band
https://twitter.com/Sonic_Hedgeblog/sta ... 7881074690
https://www.spriters-resource.com/arcad ... et/111877/

Video concept demo of the unmade Sonic SatAM game, which would have been for Genesis by the American STI team who did Spinball.
https://youtu.be/Pnsn0_w6K9Q

This beta title screen for Ristar will give me nightmares.
https://www.unseen64.net/wp-content/upl ... Feel01.jpg

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Post: # 9856Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:37 pm

Suzy Berhow (of KittyKatGaming, wife of Arin Hanson of Game Grumps) got softblocked by Youtube, getting little engagement on her popular gaming channel and told to "stop uploading" so she did, permanently ... and that should be getting more attention than it is?

https://twitter.com/Mort3mer/status/1087538612051136513

"I don’t blame the YouTube rep for telling me to stop uploading- they just simply can’t say what is happening behind closed doors . “Stop uploading” is their way of saying “there’s nothing you can do, that channel is dead” I don’t want to get them in trouble either."

This sounds A LOT like the same FOSTA/SESTA law stuff which just broke Tumblr and Facebook's rules about "adult content." It's coming from Washington DC.

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Post: # 9858Post Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:03 pm

Mermaids is a charity in the UK providing resources for transgender children and their parents. After a comedy writer campaigned to rob them of half a million pounds in funding, Youtuber Harris Bomberguy stepped in, raising over $340,000, playing Donkey Kong 64 live on the internet for 57.5 hours, with special guests including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, literally all the best left-leaning Youtubers, and many trans voices.

https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/485 ... ns-charity


Glinner: Bad ideas, anti trans rights, can't beat Beaver Bother in Donkey Kong 64

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Good ideas, pro trans rights, can't turn on the power in Frantic Factory in Donkey Kong 64

https://youtu.be/tvoucfgLmFU

https://livestreamfails.com/post/39437

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Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 pm

This is a 1992 video game in which Popeye the Sailor Man wrestles the Alien from Alien in an intergalactic wrestling ring. He also wrestles Robby the Robot from Lost In Space, a space rat, the Invisible Man, and Mike Wazowski. Popeye is depicted as half as tall as Wimpy, Olive Oyl and Bluto. It's called "Popeye 3: Wrestlecrazy" by Bizarre Developments, which is accurate. (Other versions had different opponents.)
https://youtu.be/mjopFk9tAFs


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Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:27 am

Video of the rare early SNK game Yosaku (by Orca, or Olca), and its few ports (which tend to be called Kikori No Yosaku, or Kikori). SNK remade this as an easter egg when King of Fighters (Paradise) for Neo Geo Pocket Color is inserted in the Neo Geo Pocket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpR4J7yT0P4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yiyXj92WQ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lre8pw6JFU

The game was named for the song by Saburo Kitajima - Yosaku.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx2FN49yIsk

https://snk.fandom.com/es/wiki/Yosaku

Yosaku was ported unofficially to the Cassette Vision, a Japanese game console which became obsolete when the Famicom became popular. There's an interview here.
http://shmuplations.com/epoch/

The (primitive) Cassette Vision port inspired an iOs game called Kikori, as well as a fighter for MUGEN.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgYFhuk3xQA

This Tweet also mentions another Yosaku game (which has been dumped to MAME at least partly), which is black and white and is a shooter, possibly predating the SNK/Orca game and possibly by the same people. (Note the similarities in the first "items" screen and score tables.) Yosaku To Donbei, 1979, by Wing.
https://twitter.com/VGDensetsu/status/9 ... 3442295808

Here's gameplay of SNK's Safari Rally from 1979 -- about as old as Ozma Wars and Yosaku.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-lvbzh9h0E

Yosaku and the Tangram game make this list of undumped early arcade games.
http://unmamed.mameworld.info/non_other80.html

... as does the non-SNK game Bouncer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ySvPV3UjuE

More undumped games by manufacturer here:
http://unmamed.mameworld.info/

Liking this page of 70s games, before microprocessors were available.
http://unmamed.mameworld.info/no_cpu.html

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Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:47 pm

Dark Quest, a flawed, unofficial video game adaptation of every 90s boy's favorite board game, HeroQuest (which simplified tabletop roleplaying into a board-game dungeon crawler format).
https://store.steampowered.com/app/342860/Dark_Quest/

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_YZjhpW6Qk

At the end of the video here-- I had no idea they finished the Gargoyle scene from Dragon's Lair for a 2002 release. There was one shot of this in the prototype (attract mode), and the story goes that they'd animated it as a pencil test but never colored/shot it. They may have just faked it from existing material though. The actual gargoyles animation is minimal (basically just what was in the attract mode shot), Dirk's animations could have been reused from elsewhere (his falling certainly was), and his skeleton death/respawn animations are wonkily Photoshopped in from the existing (I believe laserdisc) release. (By comparison recent releases repurpose Dirk's spawn animation with extra effects very cleanly.) I don't think the 2002 Gargoyle scene has even appeared on other releases? Probably for that reason, that it's a little wonky and stands out.

By 2006-7 the original film had been remastered in HD, and in widescreen, so it probably didn't fit.

The Dragon's Lair prototype laserdisc had a lot of animation unused in the final, including multiple branching paths for exits and options in scenes that weren't used. The Giddy Goons scene also plays out differently, and there's a respawn animation for Dirk where he isn't a skeleton.

http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/gam ... efault.asp

Some "extra stuff" survived to the arcade version - an opening scene where Dirk crosses the drawbridge outside the castle and fights a tentacle monster, which is often in home ports (and some Arcade versions), and a "Boulders" sequence when Dirk is rafting on a barrel.

I believe that emulated versions on Daphne have made all this stuff playable (albeit not in HD), and some of the home ports also.

For example, here's a video of someone playing, on an arcade cabinet, the Prototype version of Dragon's Lair, and purposely doing most of the unusual stuff that's not in the final release (as long as it doesn't get him killed). A little hard to see but it's there. Note that this is still in SD 4x3, probably sourced from the 20th Anniversary DVD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VvKwHhMEqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28qv7rAYBrA

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