19 posts • joined Wednesday 1st June 2011 09:12 GMT
Re: I miss the invader's sound
The sound was a huge part of it - it was really bassy and carried across the arcade.
As for laser disc games apart from the usual Space Ace and Dragon's Lair the only other two i recall playing were Firefox (based on the Clint Eastwood film and using the same control yoke as the Star Wars games) and Astron Belt, which I played only once in Great Yarmouth - it was a sit down affair with a vibrating seat and pretty trippy background graphics. Stunning at the time and on the surface a world away from Invader which had only preceded it by five years or so.
Antique CODE show. After all these months I just got it. Jeez.
Good luck finding one of these anywhere. When I venture back to see family on the east coast now every arcade i go into is nothing but fruit machines and an occasional cursory Dance Dance Revolution or Time Crisis 3.
Are there any good 'retro' arcades in this country, or for that matter anywhere else???
I recall Sonic being featured in plenty of places around the early 90's. On the cover of the then highly hip ID magazine, giving wink of course.
I also remember Sega's involvement in the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington, which was actually the Sega European Grand Prix. The pit girls were dressed up as Sonic, well, sort of, poor devils.
Was the first game I played when I tore into my Megadrive...I was about 22 and its speed made me wonder, even back then, if I wasn't getting 'too old for this sort of thing'.
Re: Killer App suggestion
That is how I use mine from EE. I live in London but never bothered getting a land line. All I need to do now is set my Lumia to 'Internet Sharing' and I have a router providing what I consider to be very fast WiFi for my home.
I agree that the data cap is something that I have to bear in mind, but I am not currently a big downloader of films and the like so presently I manage fine.
As a result I may be the only person on 4G who is happy and content!
Sending people negative test results by text
Is that not the same as getting a positive result by impersonal text when you do get one that says:
'PLZ C DCTR 4 HIV RZLT ASAP'
or a phone call telling you to come in and see them?
I always thought the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park held up pretty well over the (many) ensuing years, although I have not seen it for a couple of years and certainly not in HD. I should have gone to see it when it was rereleased a few months ago but I wasn't bothered about the 3D (although it was really well used in Life of Pi and 'Richard Parker' the tiger in that film was astounding).
It was certainly the case that the work ILM did in Jurassic Park stood up very well for a good 10-15 years when compared to the ensuing rash of VFX movies.
Town and city centres
Seems clear to me that there will surely be more of this as the spend shifts from the street to the screen.
I wonder if there will be a broad reimagining of what a town centre is over the coming decades away from the focus on shopping towards museums/galleries and new civic ameneties of actual use.
Large and inflatable, but compartmentalised I presume?
Re: Was I the only one...
Ah, the MSX vision of all computers running similar hardware and being compatible - what a vision with no future that was (there's no emoticon for sarcasm is there?)...
Being a Paul Hardcastle wannabe I had something called a Yamaha CX5m which would have been very similar to your Mistubishi, but was specifically made by Yamaha to run music programs and voice cartridges. Came with a natty little 4 octave keyboard.
I also seem to remember there was an MSX made by Panasonic (I think) which had a built in genlock to overlay video onto the screen.
Am I incorrect or did the 3G auction here raise something nuts like £37b?
That can't be right looking at it...I will check on Hotbot,
This may be a daft question but it is one I have always wondered and this seems a good opportunity to ask.
As satellite TV upgrades in the home from regular, to HD, to Ultra HD it seems the providers are able to use the same Astra satellites to deliver this - is that the case and if so why do the satellites not need to be upgraded to handle so much more information?
Just a correction
I think both of these were launched in 1977? I may be wrong.
If I had the energy I'd look online but I cannot be bothered to do even that, let alone travel 11 billion miles...
I thought this referred to Transvestites...I prefer my version of events,
I thought this referred to Transvestites...I prefer my version of events.
I will go and see this - will be interesting to see which versions of the images are displayed as for years many of these images were routinely doctored and retouched at the whim of the political climate of the time: