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Corr Blind me Guvna, it's a bong thread Anonymous 08/25/2019 (Sun) 16:44:13 No.405
7th gen thread got derailed into discussing UK and Europe gaming trends to lets just make it a thread.

Don't be a fag and start ethnic wankery. No one gives ashit and you're all a bunch of fat wankers any way.
Cheers OP.

>>401
>I think Sonic 2 was bigger than Sonic 3 here
I only had Sonic & Knuckles Collection on PC, which had Sonic 3, S&K, and the two combined, but I could tell the previous games were what was popular, because every time you'd see Sonic drawn it would be with him in Green Hill Zone / Emerald Hill Zone. Speaking of Sonic being drawn, any of you lads used to read Sonic The Comic? I used to love it, especially the Decap Attack parts.

>>404
>The whole gamings only for nerds thing is mostly an American setreo type from what I can tell
Spot on, never understood that whole thing. My dad played games, my sister did, my uncles did, my grandad loved games like The Incredible Machine, 11th Hour, and all those point & click detective games. Even my mum played games like Monkey Island and Leisure Suit Larry.
Oi do you have a loicense to play video gaimes, sir?
BRING BACK GAMESTATION

Fucking Game ruined everything by buying them out and forcing PCfags to rely on digital distribution for everything.
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>>421
Electronics Boutique did nothing wrong!
>>418
Not required yet constable, probably one day though.

>>421
I think physical games are a bit of a lost cause at the minute, in an age where publishers don't even bother to put the full game on the disc and basically make you download the whole thing anyway. I want the return of the big box PC games personally, they were ace. I think my mum threw the few I had away years ago, only got the CDs and their cases now.
>>424
>I think physical games are a bit of a lost cause at the minute, in an age where publishers don't even bother to put the full game on the disc and basically make you download the whole thing anyway.
It is now sure but back in the early 2000s you'd have giant sections of the shop dedicated to second hand PC games and walls of new releases. Gamestation kept that up a lot longer than Game at least where I am and then Game bought them out, shut that shit down and reduced PC games to a single 'panel' on the wall made up of endless Sims expansions and WoWshit.
>I want the return of the big box PC games personally, they were ace. I think my mum threw the few I had away years ago, only got the CDs and their cases now.
They can be had for £3-4 off ebay nowadays unless it's a famous game. CD and DVD case games are usually somewhere between 50p and £1.
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>>422
>posting that cunt
Not only did she fuck up this country economically long-term and hand our best housing stock to the pakis with Right to Buy but she had the gall to stage bullshit photos like that acting like she didn't cut the military to the bone. If the Falklands had come even a few months later there'd have been nothing left of the RN to retake them.
>>428
We'd just send in Princess Anne to mop up after the Argies sank their own fleet.
>>428
Stop being a faggot. Take your off topic shite to /b/.

>Game
Average store which hired roasties and wannabe gym instructors. Rarely had deals but you could get your new games there. Small selection of second hand

>EB
Felt like a (non-NHS) hospital it was so sterile and squeaky clean. Bad selection, some second hand stuff, bit shit and didn't last long

>Gamestation
Basically a pawn shop and as dirty as one but had good deals and good second hand games

Not been in a game shop in a decade or so now though. No reason when I can order a digital copy. I'm flogging off a lot of my old physical games too. I don't need the PAL versions when I can emulate NTSC on better hardware. PS1 JRPGs play better on a PSP than the original console. Screens a bit smaller but still looks great.

>>411
For some reason all the autists like S3 the best. But I consider it to be when the game series shit it's self. Sonic CS and S3 have bad level design. Knuckles has decent level design but a bit linear in places.

Your mother played with my cock last night. Not everyone played the same amount though. Girls only played sparingly and it was usually when they had nothing better to do. Mums would play Pac-man and slot machine games though.
>>438
>Stop being a faggot. Take your off topic shite to /b/.
Southern poofter Thatcher apologists need to leave.

>Felt like a (non-NHS) hospital it was so sterile and squeaky clean. Bad selection, some second hand stuff, bit shit and didn't last long
EB owned Game eventually didn't they? It's surprising one company was allowed to own all three game shops which is almost a monopoly. There's supposed to be laws preventing that bullshit.
>I'm flogging off a lot of my old physical games too.
Console games I assume since there's no PC market for old physical shit if it isn't a big name. Smart move really since even if you wanted them you can rebuy after the collectorfag bubble bursts.
>PS1 JRPGs play better on a PSP than the original console. Screens a bit smaller but still looks great.
Why not just emulate these also? Or is it for playing on the go? PSP is still an underrated handheld. Squad Command was the shit.
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>>438
>EB didn't last long
They bought out fucking Game and not only that, made them pay for it!
Quite literally:
>Bought Game
>Decided to change EB stores to Game
>Forced Game to pay royalties to them to do so
>Game then buys back the company and tries to appeal the royalties
>Appeal gets denied so Game are forced to pay for a brand they don't use till 2006
>>440
>Being mad about Thatcher
Bet you are a Welsh coal burner that when not taking it up the chimeny sweep want to see the rest of the UK in total darkness.
>>440
They bought EB and then Gamestation. But by that point Steam and Amazon had taken off so no one gave a fuck. Game tried to strong arm publishers into making Steam UK releases delayed by a couple of weeks and they got told to fuck off. Tesco probably sells more games than Game does these days.

PC has no physical market because piracy is so easy on it. Unless you're going for DOS nostalgia there's shit there.

Why would I emulate a PSP? Handhelds advantages are lost if you're emulating it. The PSP, 3DS (DS) and Vita all do emulation of earlier consoles really well. You get everything up to the PS1 and GBA/DS. Everything you really want. Plus portable PS1 games is a good idea, or just being able to save state a SNES game and come back to it later when you're finished your tea or a few days later. Some games like Pokemon play better emulated where you can double the run speed. Lets you save a lot of time and doesn't effect the gameplay at all.
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>>443
>PC has no physical market because piracy is so easy on it.
It lost the physical market because it was absurdly profitable and much easier to go digital, not because of piracy. Consoles have been pushing hard to try and attempt to go digital even as early as Gen 6 but the market isn't quite there yet. It is also just as easy if not easier to pirate vidya on console than PC.
>>444
You're clearly retarded. PC has been copying disks since floppies existed, they had to start using manuals are DRM to try and prevent it. Consoles require you to install a mod chip or buy specialist hardware until very recently when you could use browser hacks to soft mod things. PC came with all the tools you needed to copy a floppy or a CD and had internet access a lot sooner.

The majority of games played on DOS, Amiga and C64 were pirated. You can't say the same on consoles.
>>445
Nigger, what do you think happened with Gens 1-5 and the early part of Gen 6? In most cases it was literally copy and paste onto new disc. Even then, with Gens 6 and 7 you did not always need to mod your console, simply crack the game as you would for PC. In fact there's an argument to be made that the later part of Gen 7 made it even easier to pirate with increased harddrive space of games.
>>426
>back in the early 2000s you'd have giant sections of the shop dedicated to second hand PC games
Yeah I remember that, that's why I roll my eyes when I see 15+ year old games going for about £20 on Steam or GOG, they can fuck right off with that. Only time they're priced properly is when they're "on sale", cheeky bastards.

>>438
I like all the classic Sonic games really, CD is a bit iffy but it gets better towards the end. I'm one of those autists that like 3&K the most though, probably just because that's the one I played first. I got stuck at the infamous barrel part though, didn't get past it until about a decade later when a friend told me all you had to do was press up and down, fucking kicked myself.

>>445
>The majority of games played on ... Amiga ... were pirated
I can attest to that, don't think my dad had a single legit game, him and his mates would swap games every week. Such a shame he gave the thing away to our neighbours when he got a Windows 95 machine.

>You can't say the same on consoles.
Most of my PS1 games were pirated from some dodgy bloke my mum knew down the pub, he got my system chipped and gave us a printout list of games so we could tick what we wanted. Some of them were NTSC copies though, my TV at the time could display them, but the red colour would always be missing. Games like Rival Schools, Tenchu, Bushido Blade 2, Gex 3D, even Resident Evil 2. Playing those games now with the right colours just looks wrong to me.
>>443
>Why would I emulate a PSP? Handhelds advantages are lost if you're emulating it. The PSP, 3DS (DS) and Vita all do emulation of earlier consoles really well. You get everything up to the PS1 and GBA/DS. Everything you really want. Plus portable PS1 games is a good idea, or just being able to save state a SNES game and come back to it later when you're finished your tea or a few days later. Some games like Pokemon play better emulated where you can double the run speed. Lets you save a lot of time and doesn't effect the gameplay at all.
You can emulate on phones you know.
>>443
>PSP
As far as I remember, the PSP couldn't run SNES games consistently at full speed, and the d-pad couldn't do diagonals unless you stuck a 5p coin in the middle of it, at least for the 1000. Besides that though, I did like the PSP, I have an original 1000 and a Go I got for free. Generally preferred the 1000 because the Go is so thin that it's uncomfortable to hold. The battery on the 1000 started expanding after a few years, I bought a replacement years ago but that just died after a short period of time. I should see if I can get a better replacement for it, might be too late considering how old it is.
>>448
Games older than ten years should be free or the price of the bandwidth at this point. It's insane Nintendo keep selling their shit for full price over and ovr.

Barrel parts a bitch but Sonic Advance did it even better. There's a stunt button it doesn't tell you about any where in the game. And you need it about half way through the game to mark a jump, just that one part of the game. The barrel you could jump up and down on to make move but good luck figuring out Sonic has extra buttons on the GBA.

>>450
Why would you ever emulate on a phone? The only acceptable answer is you installed a NES or Mega Drive emulator on it with maybe 5 roms just as an emergency back up in waiting rooms or on the bus. Other wise you're plain retarded.

>>455
I've got a 3000 and other than Mode 7 it emulates SNES great. Few games don't like it but they're bitches to emulate in general. I've never had a problem. The 3000 D pads one of the nicest I've used, it's up there with the SNES. But a lot of people just use a Vita now as it can run retroarch and do all the stuff a PSP can. I find the screen is a bit harsher on the eyes so I still use my PSP. Has infinite battery life, sleep mode barely drains it (we're talking a month or two for it to drain) and it will fit in your pocket or bag easily.
>>443
Piracy =/= a lost sale, at least not with vidya. Doom was both one of the most pirated games of all time and one of the largest successes. Hell the same goes for Microsoft's early products: pirates often wouldn't have bought anyway and just become free advertising.
>>503
Stop having arguments with yourself you tard. No one said piracy was a lost sale, although some times it is.
>>513
>PC has no physical market because piracy is so easy on it. Unless you're going for DOS nostalgia there's shit there.
This is the same thing as claiming it's a lost sale.
>>455
Got myself a new replacement PSP 1000 battery, Cameron Sino's 1800mAh model, seemed to get good reviews. I've fully charged it and it seems to work well right now, I'll give it a few discharges and recharges before considering it a good'n though. Thought I'd take a risk and try and connect it to the wi-fi for a laugh, doesn't support any modern wi-fi security protocols though, shame.
>>485
>why emulate on a phone
Commuting is dead time otherwise.
>>445
>You can't say the same on consoles.
You can, at least since the 5th generation consoles. Getting your console a mod chip was easy, all you needed was having contact to an electrician who could solder and many of them had inserts running in newspapers, game magazines and places where Gamers would gather to advertise their service. At least that was the way here in Germany.
Also thanks to the fact that the Games Market in Europe was dominated by Home Computers since the 80s, people who had a CD burner installed into their machine were also pretty common throughout the 90s and early 2000s. During the heyday of the Playstation I maybe owned 4-6 original Games for that console, but I had an entire box of 60ish games burned onto silver and bronze CDs. And whenever I went to the houses of other people, regardless if they owned a Playstation or a Saturn, they also had their boxes or CD towers full of pirated games.
People collecting games and movies back then wouldn't buy the original product, but run around with folders and suit cases full of burned CDs and trade with others for burned copies of games and movies they don't have.

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