Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 16:22 UTC
Games "So, to summarise this buyer's guide to next gen consoles: don't." Yahtzee, as usual, nails it. I particularly like the apt description of how you used to buy a console because it had the specific games you wanted, whereas now it feels like you're buying a console because it's holding the games you want hostage.
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RE: In regard to next gen ...
by Dryhte on Wed 5th Jun 2013 18:56 UTC in reply to "In regard to next gen ..."
Dryhte
Member since:
2008-02-05

You're right. I recently discovered gog.com (not affiliated, just enamoured with the LOAD of cheap, drm free games I just can't resist scooping up even though I probably won't ever get around to playing them...)
A word to the wise - I only buy when there's an action... then the games are really dirt cheap.

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Let's see what I have in my cabinet... Unreal and Return to Napali, Battlezone 1 and 2, Black and White, Elite 2 Frontier, Day of the Tentacle, Loom, Comanche, Syndicate. How long will it takes to redo these games from the beginning, and exploring EVERY corner ?

Kochise

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

That sounds like an Amiga cabinet.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I couldn't even get past the 2nd level of Black And White. Very tough game that one. There's little chance of my replaying that though as I've since sold it.

I do keep meaning to replay Unreal. Sadly I don't have another 6 months of my life to dedicate to that game (from what I recall - it was /epic/)

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RE[2]: In regard to next gen ...
by TM99 on Thu 6th Jun 2013 04:33 in reply to "RE: In regard to next gen ..."
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

I agree. I have really been enjoying getting older games from GOG, DRM free, ready for Windows 7 x64 installation, and fully supportive of modding.

I am modding Torchlight and Bloodrayne 2 right now. It has been awhile since I played a good session of Doom, and with all the new game engines for it, why not, eh? Plus, I recently discovered Pinnacle Game Profiler which is allowing me to use my Xbox 360 controller for games that didn't normally support it like Blood, Diablo 1, Doom, KOTOR, etc.

Between these older PC games and tons of retro consoles, I literally have no need and little desire for the 8th generation game consoles about to descend upon us.

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