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by clippa
January 21st, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1433
Views: 246165

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

George MacKay is tremendous. A long face and sullen eyes doesn't sound like Hollywood material. Yet it didn't do Buster Keaton any harm and there's something similarly honest and mournful about this young man. His face is going to tell a lot of stories in the years to come. Sounds like a shoe-in fo...
by clippa
January 20th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Battle Garegga
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Battle Garegga

Haha! Yeah, that's one good thing about shmups being a niche genre, if you ever need a kidney in a hurry you can always dip into your collection.
by clippa
January 20th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

It's like the old adage, you can travel to the other side of the world for a holiday, but you still have to take yourself. The same is true, if you start a thread about shmup (Ooh, I like that, like Gregg Turkington saying "Oscar") on the internet, it's only a matter of time before I turn up and spo...
by clippa
January 20th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Battle Garegga
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Battle Garegga

Michiel K wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Spent 200+ euros on the Saturn port, a few months before the M2 Shottriggers version was announced.
Ooof. Has it held it's value, do you know?
by clippa
January 20th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)

Yeah man, that's the trouble with the shmups forum, the list feels so official and I don't know if it's intentional, but the vibe there, you're made to feel out of your depth unless you've played every shmup in existence. It's easy to admire the knowledge and experience of the old guard, but it's a ...
by clippa
January 20th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

Aaaaaah, peace at last. Put my feet up and watch this, I think.

by clippa
January 20th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Laptop Suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Laptop Suggestions?

For AAA gaming, honestly, I'd just stick with console. Definitely get yourself a sexy, cheap desktop though. All the best games run on a toaster! You could maybe get one of those wee ones, I've seen ones that even have handles on them! Still a bit more of a clart on to shift than a laptop but at lea...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)

I think Stan’s theory based on recent exterior threads is that to get more people on board with shmups, we must kill the shmups thread. Yah, move away from the drop in centre vibe, start sending out some experimental tendrils to see if we can grow in other directions. I'm sure the mods won't mind u...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)

I was gonna mention that in the garegga thread. It was one of the things that put me off trying it, it was one of those games that always came up when the macho old guard were banging on about "waaaah, I just wanna play as a helicopter! Not some frilly tit!" I like black bird where you play as a hor...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

I told you, you have to jump on them quicker. Go for his legs next time. I shook off the tiredness, it's a slippery slope that, I always enjoy myself when I start playing and you always forget about being tired. I'm really getting into espgaluda at the minute. Don't know why, had a few goes last nig...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)

It's naff, don't get excited, but I totally fell in love with everything about it. I played it way more than I had to for that competition :lol: I just like the idea of it slipping in the back door (missus), and ending up on their stuffy old elitist official top 25. "Sqoon? It's not even the best sh...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Top 25 Shmups of All Time (Shmups Forum)

Please put sqoon on.
Did you play sqoon when we were having a competition?
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

I’ve started trying out the endless mode on Neko Navy. Have you played this? I haven't, no. It was an exclusive mode for the switch version. I did cross my fingers hoping that it'd make it's way back to the pc version, but no such luck. They're so often badly balanced but I'm still a sucker for an ...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106534

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Wait until you get to the bit where you can't use the character you like because it's on a cooldown. Now you have to grind the earlier levels, levelling up some other chump. Ugh, killed the game for me that. I just moved on, I couldn't be bothered to play by it's arbitrary rules. I don't mind a grin...
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

and that's my standard issue ration of owl honey for the week, is it? Talk about a meagre portion.
What a swizz, it's not even directly addressed to me
"dear sirs/madams, we hope you enjoy this and all your future childish endeavours.
Yours, sincerely, etc."
There'd best be a bloody war on.
by clippa
January 19th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1433
Views: 246165

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

The Day The Earth Done A Shit I quite liked how everything was so uncomplicated and straight forward, no winks or nods or layers of irony. It made the whole thing a bit childlike and clunky but there's an innocent charm in that that I'd prefer to what I'd imagine a modern remake to be. It'd be no l...
by clippa
January 18th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Battle Garegga
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Battle Garegga

Ha! I'd juuuust put my stick away after a night of futari and espgaluda but this made me fire up mame again and have a quick cheeky blast on the keyboard. Luckily, I don't seem to have the readability issues which is the main complaint I hear, so I'll give it some more time tomorrow and see how I ge...
by clippa
January 18th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

I don't want to give Chopper any more material for his tight five :lol: The owl blows hot and cold with me, but he's been positively frozen of late.
Can I at least get a "nice fluke, fatty" to tide me over?
by clippa
January 18th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Spare download codes (Steam/Origin/GOG/XBLA/PSN/whatevs)
Replies: 359
Views: 102950

Re: Spare download codes (Steam/Origin/GOG/XBLA/PSN/whatevs)

Euro truck 2 and assault android cactus are both certified bangers. Bite this man's arm off! I like my roguelikes simplified but "Quest of Dungeons" was too easy for me and I only played for a couple of hours. Still good for playing if you're knackered though and might be a really nice gentle introd...
by clippa
January 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2208
Views: 82682

Re: Shmups

Haha, did you see I tried that trick again a little later but there weren't any gaps so I thought "fuck you all, I'm going over the top! If I pull this off it'll be- Oh" big mistake, of course you're going to collide with some prick insect raining from the top of the screen. Won't be trying that aga...