* Posts by Mayor McCheese

4 posts • joined 27 Jun 2013

Live or let dial - phones ain’t what they used to be

Mayor McCheese

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MSX: The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming!

Mayor McCheese

Re: Hated them

Dude! Get an emulator, and fire up some Konami classics - Vampire Killer, Treasure of Usas, Metal Gear, Aleste...

Mayor McCheese

Pretty good article

But you missed out the MSX 2+.

In my opinion, the reason it all went wrong in the UK was that programmers here never figured out you could put multiple sprites on top of each other in order to make a multicoloured sprite. They must have taken one look at the specs and assumed it was just another Spectrum. A load of sloppy Speccie conversions followed, in some cases even with the stripey loading screen lines. And those of us who were used to Konami's quality as a bench mark couldn't believe what a load of crap the British software was.

Anyway, happy days. I still remember the glow of the LEDs on my VG-8235. The feel of the keyboard on my NMS-8280. Proper, decent, stylish computers with decent cursor keys. Sniff.

Radio hams tell Ofcom: Put that Wi-Fi mob back in their place

Mayor McCheese

Whatever

10-4 Rubber Duck, I got my ears on

Breaker breaker

Get a proper hobby

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