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by Hevi_Metaru
September 4th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 92
Views: 15215

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

Back again with another one, here's that humorous tinge I was talking about bringing. God, this one hurt to play. Final Fronts is a perfect example of why sometimes, it's really not worth it to target late adopters. fFwLsHdNVIM Great cuts my dude and love the narration you put over it. Clearly you ...
by Hevi_Metaru
September 4th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" thread
Replies: 649
Views: 150605

Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Thanks for letting me in. Thanks for the many hours of elaborate discourse delivered with enthusiasm, humour and detail (warranting the Patreon subscription. A bargain at the price) An older gamer approaching 60. I stated with Pong in the 70's and still marvel, as I did then that i could influence ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 31st, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Community Streamers
Replies: 15
Views: 3034

Re: Community Streamers

Very happy I found this thread! I have followed every single community streamer listed above and am looking forward to watching you guys! The Cane and Rinse community is fantastic!
by Hevi_Metaru
August 31st, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 92
Views: 15215

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

To add to the amount of pure shameless self promotion going on here: I have recently started streaming daily on Twitch around 10PM BST. All donations I receive go straight to charity. I am currently supporting Prostate Cancer UK. P`lease find my stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/gaming_for_a_bette...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 30th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 92
Views: 15215

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

Back again with another one, here's that humorous tinge I was talking about bringing. God, this one hurt to play. Final Fronts is a perfect example of why sometimes, it's really not worth it to target late adopters. fFwLsHdNVIM Great cuts my dude and love the narration you put over it. Clearly you ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 30th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 92
Views: 15215

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

To add to the amount of pure shameless self promotion going on here: I have recently started streaming daily on Twitch around 10PM BST. All donations I receive go straight to charity. I am currently supporting Prostate Cancer UK. P`lease find my stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/gaming_for_a_better...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 24th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 261
Views: 40014

Re: iOS and Android gaming

I'd love to play some decent mobile games, as mobile does offer a wealth of possibilities in terms of gameplay. I'm sure there are many out there! There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of mobile games worth your time. Some of them free to play and some of them 'pay once'. Here's a quick list of ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 24th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 261
Views: 40014

Re: iOS and Android gaming

I've just realised that my very first post on this forum reads like spam. Apologies. I just get a little too enthusiastic when I find a good mobile game because the Play Store is like wading through a mile of shit. Completely agree. Basically the recommended games are all microtransaction filled "g...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 23rd, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Agreed with many here on the benefits of emulation, particularly in regards to preservation and accessing titles not available in certain regions. For example, I would never have played the delightful Mother 3 if not for the fan translation patch done by the dedicated bunch over at starmen.net and ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 23rd, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Alex79uk wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Hang on lads, we are sure Hevi_Metaru isn't FBI, right?
Shoot, ya got me! My ID is 666S3XYB01666. ;)
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

I'm a big fan of emulation too, for a lot of the same reasons that other people have stated here. It's great for convenience and preservation. With games as a medium being so tied to the hardware that they run on, being able to break free from that and play games on hardware that they were never in...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

I’ll always be original hardware first. It’s in the name already: emulation isn’t the real thing; it emulates something. And there will always be discrepancies with running a game on its original hardware. Realistically though, you’d have to be filthy feckin’ rich to be able to avoid (at least offi...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Big fan of emulation. Various reasons why: - Preservation. Many games are never coming back without emulation due to licencing issues, or companies that have vanished etc, historical preservation is essential - Convenience. A selfish one this, but it's easier for me to emulate older games than rig ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Oh yeah big fan of emulation. My Vita, PSP and Wii are all hacked to play old games. I never use the filters, love the games in all their pixelated glory. Generally use my Vita for handheld and Wii for TV, but both systems have Megadrive, SNES, MAME, GBA, N64, Master System etc etc games on there, ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Suits wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:45 am
dezm0nd wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:44 am
I own the GBA game but no means to play it at the moment so it became a necessity for me.
Lol, you want one ??
Hey Darren, you've got a good offer there!
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Piracy aside, I appreciate it. It fascinates me what people get up to with it, the technical challenges it presents and how people overcome it. All very fun to follow. On a personal level, I tend to try and avoid it if I can. Besides the official classic re-releases that are obviously emulated and ...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

I think it qualifies as a borderline necessity once it becomes the only practical way to play older games, especially those who have only been released in some parts of the world. In a world that made sense one wouldn't be forced to resort to emulation, but with the sheer amount of consumer-unfrien...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Hi everyone, just wanted to hear what you think about emulation. Good or bad, let me know. Personally, I absolutely love it. It can add a fresh new coat of paint to older games (see videos of Wii Games running on Dolphin with full Anti-Aliasing and 1080p+ resolutions) and I can use my preferred cont...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8727
Views: 1059150

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

During my stay in Nepal, me, my kids and my nephews were playing the first Super Mario Galaxy (I "completed" it back in the day). My brother in law who lives in Berlin had gifted his Nintendo Wii to the kids of my sister in law (my nephews) on his last visit, but they only had a few fairly crappy g...
by Hevi_Metaru
August 20th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8727
Views: 1059150

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Playing through Resident Evil - Director's Cut on PS1 (via emulation on PC). Thoroughly enjoying it. Hated the constant dying and reloading of save games at the start. However, eventually appreciated it because it made me approach each room with ultra-caution. Now I think the game is a masterpiece o...