I took the above quiz and am kind of surprised at my results of a 6/7, only missing question 6. Playing Atari 50 definitely helped with some of that...
I got a bug up my butt this week and decided to add more old handhelds of my youth to my collection and ended up buying both a Nintendo DSi and a DSi XL. Silly, as I already own a New 3DS which can play all the DS games, but they look a bit blurry, so...
That said, for my money the DS wins out over the 3DS, as far as games go. I enjoy my 3DS, but loved the DS (mine was stolen during a break in), because the DS just had so much weird and experimental stuff, not to mention ports of PC games like Broken Sword and Anno 1701, as well as really weird stuff like Fighting Fantasy: Warlock of Firetop Mountain. To top all that off, the DS (at least the Lite and the DSi XL) had excellent battery life, going from 15-19 hours, versus the 3DS at a maximum of about 5 hours, which frustrates me to no end.
ah good old amiga x-copy. i didn't have it, but man that brings back memories. introduced all sorts of (crazy?) copy protection to try and stop it. hell, some of those pirate groups had some pretty catchy intros etc.most of us were in the 80's as it was only way to get games early on
Which brings me to an interesting tid bit, if you try and get roms for the Amiga you might notice that they are front loaded with pirate group intros etc.
i had a floppy drive full of copy programs... I just remembered. I know they were copies themselves.
Some newer games also have similar things in them. Some games companies rely on some files from these copies to actually keep playing/selling their own games. I know I saw that in a video at some stage.
Dark reign 2 demo … i didn't think much of it tbh
Yeah agree, DR2 was a miss. It was developed by Pandemic, not by DR1's dev Auran, which probably explains it—I don't think RTS was Pandemic's thing.
Auran got themselves in a biz mess which didn't help, and had Activision as a pub which probably also didn't help, and went under pretty easily. They sort-of got zombied and have mainly developed the Trainz series since.