* Posts by DaneB

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Hats off to Nintendo’s platform supremo Super Mario Bros at 30

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WTF?

Sonic, for all his speedy glitz, still got beaten by Mario's complexity. Truth!

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Mushroom

Re: Super Mario 3 Characters

Not to bring this down to base level but isn't there some other weird Japanese game where a boy turns into a flying nut sack?

Seem to remember a flying nut sack on a flying bicycle, but maybe I've muddled ET in there as well.

Anyone?

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Happy

Re: S.M. Bros was a masterpiece, the rest... not so much.

Ha, I couldn't disagree more!

Super Mario World on the Super Nintendo was pure and utter genius. I'd rate that as the best of the lot, even later 3D Marios.

Horses for courses, I suppose.

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Pirate

Think the "ear-worm annoying as hell I can't get to sleep because of it" might make it infamous?

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Mushroom

Bob Hoskins RIP

The bit where they were pursued down water chutes by dinosaurs was a bit weird though.

Shadow of the Beast: Amiga classic returns from the darkness

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Amiga love

Had a feeling the comments section would be full of Amiga love... but this is quite astounding!

What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

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Mushroom

Re: Good idea

Yeah, screw computers...

El reg can we have a washing machine round-up please?

My Baumatic cost £210 and it's flippin' brilliant.

Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

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Mushroom

Re: If I was looking for an SUV...

50 percent of cars become uneconomical after eight years use and / or the overcomplicated electrics make them unrunnable long before. Any eco waffle manufacturers give is total BS. Give me a 1990s Toyota any day.

(I understand this isn't of any relevance to a pimped up posh assholes' car like the one in the review, but it could be written as a comment to any over-electrified modern car review. )

Apple to devs: Watch out, don't make the Watch into a, well, a watch

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Mushroom

As if the device needed any app-banning for people to realise that it's a pile of cack. Stick it on the shelf next to the Apple Pippin games console.

Mortal Kombat: Brawler gaming's quintessential gorefest

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Mushroom

GET OVER HERE!

Conservative manifesto: 5G, 'near universal' broadband and free mobes for PC Dixon

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Re: So.....

and / or kick in the nuts.

25 years of SNK's Neo Geo video gaming platform

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Re: Agreed

Retro arcade? Is this something happening these days? Know anywhere with an Afterburner machine?

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Best golfer on it?

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No, that was a different legend altogether!

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Re: Neo Geo X

True, true, very true...

Does come with the original controller mind which is an easy way to get authentic arcade experience without going for the full cabinet route.

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Re: Neo Geo X

Interesting how it's turned into a hacked emulator handheld.

Worth having with that potential I would say.

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other/NeoGeo+X+Gold+Entertainment+System/feature.asp?c=57535

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Mushroom

The grey import market was so alluring back then, and the Neo had out-of-reach class.

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Mushroom

King console returns!

Want that awesome new Apple TrackPad? Don't get a MacBook Pro

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My solid and relatively chunky 2008 MacBook Pro is just fine, thanks. Any lighter / thinner and I think I'd probably lose the thing. Apple need to get back to the real world and stop pleasing the posers just a little.

DVRs at the ready tonight: El Reg's motor Vulture is on the tellybox

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Mushroom

Clarkson replacement?

Augmented reality: Who needs immersive worlds when you've got it all?

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Megaphone

Re: It's all fun and games

Until it gives you migraines and you get punched for looking like a dick.

A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

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Mushroom

Apple idiots

It's a MacBook... not a flipping iPad. Stupid, stupid posing wankers. That is all.

Facebook worth more than Portugal? Hell, it's worth a LOT more than THAT

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Mushroom

Dreaming?

Can't wait to see FB go down the pan and wipe that milky weird smile off Zuck's warped head.

Q*bert: The Escher-inspired platform puzzler from 1982

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Mushroom

Only a programmer that also makes minor appearances in House could make a Bert like this. :) We need more like him.

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Re: Yes, this was one of my favorites.

Joystick rotated was an ingenious little touch. Makes me think of all those other little controller ideas the arcades did so well.

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Re: There was a lot of originality back then

Spot on! The golden age of video games was exactly because of the limitations.

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Q*Bert Lockets

He's still a missed opportunity for a cold remedy advert though!

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Incredible game... can't believe it was as early as 1982. Good choice el reg!

Apple expands mobile device management program beyond USA

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Megaphone

Same old

Writing this on a 6 year-old MacBook Pro that still whizz's along and with a battery that still holds charge. Got a PC laptop that'll make it that far without being rebuilt at least twice?

There's always been a lot more to tech than processor speeds, and most people just want the damn things to work which is where - most of the time - Apple wins.

One hard ghoulie: 1985's Ghosts 'n Goblins

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Megaphone

Re: My parents would never let me have more than a few coppers for the arcades,

Smash TV on the SNES was a pretty awesome compromise. Joypad made for it.

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WTF?

That baldy has ear-wormed me with his video. Ouch!

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Mushroom

Re: Speccy Version Actually Rather Good

It's 'accurate'? Really? Had a quick play and it's pretty far off the arcade mark, even with a bit of rose-tinted thinking for the cack graphics.

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Megaphone

Re: Speccy Version Actually Rather Good

What's with the Speccy love in round here?

Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Mushroom

Poor Apple

Maybe the R&D department needs to work on cloning Jobs' DNA... he left it frozen, right?

Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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Mushroom

???

Pretty sure I detected some strong notes of sarcasm in that last para of the offending article. Might be wrong though.

Wetsuits, sunshine, bikini babes and a competitive streak: Epyx California Games

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Re: Cliff Diving?

World Games? Soon to be a tabloid headline as well :)

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Megaphone

And the disappointment of Daley Thompson's face "going mouldy" as my Speccy tape got mangled in the player!

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Trollface

Thought it was the Frisbee. HTF did you catch that thing?

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Re: A precursor to great games…

Think that's where the rendered bikini girls thing really got going?

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Mushroom

Re: Also in this genre and a firm favourite of mine...

what?

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Sega MS

Good call on the master system version, most were crap on that system but California Games was ace.

Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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Mushroom

Smart meters are no doubt a waste of cash...

... then again, so was getting rid of those coal mines in the 80s... and privatising our energy needs full stop.

Don't make us look too closely, mister Tory... we all know that nationalised utilities are what would benefit the public most, not more profit and target-driven crap.

Google to let Chromebookers take video content OFFLINE

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Why did it take so long?

Happy Birthday Tetris: It's flipping 30

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Re: Clones

Sounds good. Which platform was that on?

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Oscilloscopes

Ultra-sound equipment though? Baby tetris?

WTF happened to Pac-Man?

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Other weirdness

Where's Ms. Pacman or, more to the point, the mystery of that Happy Eater logo???

Improbable: YOU gave model Lily Cole £200k for her Impossible.com whimsy-site

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Mushroom

Re: Supermodel?

Yep, even polluting my mind with your warp-head, Lily.

Weren't you the weird thing on that Playstation advert? Or Chucky's revenge?

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Megaphone

Please Lily, please would you pay the money back?

I'll even say thank-you.

Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Re: Colour!

Amiga busted up the PC in no uncertain terms back then!

Bono bests Bezos in Fortune's 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders' list

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Re: Inspiration

What is all this tosh about these people "making the world better"?

That got spun around when Steve Jobs carped it.

Get real people!

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