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  1. Sticky: (Also @proholt and Gryson). Forgot to mention...

    (Also @proholt and Gryson). Forgot to mention something about the German market situation: Virgin had Dune II and Theme Park translated into German, as did EA with their sports games from 1994/95...
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    :lol:, that's awesome! I love the game, used to...

    :lol:, that's awesome! I love the game, used to be pretty good at it, but I think the best score I ever got was about 900 or so (I think I might've cracked 500 in a single leg once, but that might be...
  3. Well the saturn doesn't use memory cards like the...

    Well the saturn doesn't use memory cards like the PsOne, but there is the Pseudo Saturn Kai approach where you flash an Action Replay Cart. That is kind of similar, and when you use the cart you...
  4. Last racing game I really enjoyed was "Driver:...

    Last racing game I really enjoyed was "Driver: San Francisco", due to its crazy premise of simply jumping into the bodies of other drivers mid-riding a vehicle opening up the potential for so much...
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    One of the best games within the Sega-CD-library...

    One of the best games within the Sega-CD-library really, original or otherwise.
  6. A new softmod for the PSOne has been discovered.

    Always interesting to see such efforts for old consoles. Seems like the key to unlock the PSOne always slumberered within Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. ;) No modchip necessary.

    Here's the news on...
  7. "You must spread some Reputation around before...

    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Tony H again."

    Wow, this is getting incredibly amazing. I'll definitely have to check this out, see how that'll change the experience...
  8. Thread: Playing RPGs

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    Well, let's see. I am actually vaguely hopeful....

    Well, let's see. I am actually vaguely hopeful. Microsoft also acquired Obsidian, who created Fallout: New Vegas for Bethesda (to date my favorite game in the franchise), as well as a couple of other...
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    Ooof... hyperbole much? I mean if I read the...

    Ooof... hyperbole much? I mean if I read the original link correctly that statement was made in 2009 (or even earlier) but still... that seems rather unlikely.

    /edit: Ah, that statement was made...
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    The AI definitely cheated in the cart version,...

    The AI definitely cheated in the cart version, because it could pull off all special moves all the time regardless of Inner Strength, so fighting opponents like Jetta (who would just immediately...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I totally get you on this. It's one of...

    Yeah, I totally get you on this. It's one of those games, where you just can't muster the enthusiasm to give it its proper due or a decent amount of play time, and you can't even get really worked up...
  12. Nah, many cheats came directly from the game...

    Nah, many cheats came directly from the game developers, and whether a Magazine got some exclusively or earlier than others was usually more of a question of how good of a reputation a Magazine or a...
  13. ^ oh yeah, almost forgot about that. When I got...

    ^ oh yeah, almost forgot about that. When I got my Pro Action Replay for the Mega Drive, it came with a booklet to that had Freezer Codes for 100+ games in them. This ranged from practical (unlimited...
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    Maybe the kids who grew up in the nineties...

    Maybe the kids who grew up in the nineties on"save the environment" video Games went and watched that Al Gore movie in the 2000s as (young) adults...
  15. Thread: Playing RPGs

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    Sucks to be you then. You have my sympathy. :p ...

    Sucks to be you then. You have my sympathy. :p

    Just kidding. ;) Seriously though, you are not alone with that assessment, in fact many fans of classic CRPGs (the old style Bard's Tale or Gold Box...
  16. Since you were also asking for memories... I...

    Since you were also asking for memories...

    I had subscriptions to two video game magazines, though I occasionally bought other ones as well on newsdesks. The Cheats & Hints sections definitely had...
  17. Well, in the US there was Sega Visions, which...

    Well, in the US there was Sega Visions, which wasn't quite the same as Nintendo Power (it never quite felt the same, it was more a Newsletter that grew into a magazine but was never as fully fleshed...
  18. Thread: Playing RPGs

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    Well, some of the more popular JRPGs actually got...

    Well, some of the more popular JRPGs actually got turned into Animes that copy most of the plot and characters verbatim; Ys and Ys II come to mind there... ;)

    Personally I also prefer the more...
  19. Thread: Playing RPGs

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    It took me a loooong time to get into CRPGs. A...

    It took me a loooong time to get into CRPGs. A cousin of mine was a big fan and tried to get me invested when the Gold Box D&D games by SSI were still relevant and games like Wizardry 7 and Might&...
  20. Sticky: Yeah, I guess both Theme Park and Dune II (aka...

    Yeah, I guess both Theme Park and Dune II (aka Dune: Battle for Arrakis) suffer the same Problem in retrospect: they are still loads of fun, and technically impressive if you keep the platform in...
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    There were also several games with environmental...

    There were also several games with environmental messages, which was in general w very omnipresent theme throughout the nineties. From the annoying (Awesome Possum) and too on-the-nose obvious...
  22. Sticky: First of all: Great you want to make this a...

    First of all: Great you want to make this a yearly thing, I heartily approve! An individual Top 50 from everyone might be too excessive though - I would definitely have a very hard time coming up...
  23. Sticky: Well then, that's another dilemma. You could, for...

    Well then, that's another dilemma. You could, for example, just go for the highest rated games on Sega-16 then (which has a good coverage, probably the best there is out therem, with only ~170...
  24. Sticky: yeah, it isn't that reliable a polling system and...

    yeah, it isn't that reliable a polling system and definitely favors newer releases heavily, but it's interesting still. Also, Dune II also shows up on other polls of the same time (for example the...
  25. Sticky: I mentioned in an earlier posts how The German...

    I mentioned in an earlier posts how The German "Sega Magazin", a video game zine officially sanctioned by Sega and only covering Sega consoles, regularly published charts of what readers thought were...
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