Videogame Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Geek Cave: Computers, Tablets, HT, Phones, Games' started by sphinxvc, Oct 9, 2015.

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    Ouch, there goes my life again. 450 hours into Grim Dawn so far (bloody hell that sounds bad).
     
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    Picked up Grim dawn on steam sale last night, thanks for the tip! I'll be playing this weekend!

    Edit: how is the controller support for Grim Dawn? I mostly play games in my living room with an Nvidia shield.

    The shield is highly recommended BTW, it has reinvigorated my gaming. My wife actually prefers when I play games in the living room since I'm not hidden away in my office where she can't talk to me easily.
     
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    Any retro gamers out there? I got pissed off at my X-Box and went backwards. So far I've amassed 30 Sega Genesis Games and 40 Sega Saturn Games. On my favorites I can't get past the 2nd level, it's like my skill set for those type of games has completely devolved and I feel like an inept toddler. Then again it's fun getting pissed after work on something I can put down in thirty minutes instead of having it consume my entire evening.
     
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    If emulation counts sure, I´m a big SNES/NeoGeo fan in particular. It´s amazing how many SNES games more or less invented entire genres (Hi Metroid!) Pixel art especially holds up really well even today. Lately I´ve been thinking about setting up a Raspberry Pi for emulation purposes (or just getting a SNES classic if I can find one) There are some really neat emulation focused Linux distributions for that.

    On the modern gaming front, I´ve been almost entirely PC exclusive for quite a while already. Mostly multiplayer stuff like PUBG, Starcraft and Overwatch. Next up is probably Destiny 2. That being said, after a long time using a plasma TV I finally got an LG OLED a few months ago. That kickstarted my interest in console gaming again. Just finished Horizon: Zero Dawn - what an amazing game! HDR is really a game changer too along with 4K resolution. It looks better than anything I´ve seen on PC so far, mostly due to the HDR lighting.
     
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    I also use emulators for retro gaming. The app RetroArch on Android is easily the best emulator suite I've used. Paired with a shield tv and an external hard drive it's hard to beat. Plus the shield tv controller is fantastic.
     
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    You can say I love retro games.

    Pre-orders are up for this today: Link

    FPGA based Snes w. SD slot.
     
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    I pre-ordered the SFC variant earlier today with an everdrive separately.

    I can't wait for kevtris to hack these as well.
     
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    Should have a hacked firmware a week after release like the NT Mini (which I have and love). Still wondering how the all the enhancement chips will be implemented. Snes Mini emulates all of them to a degree but being that this is fpga, not sure how that would work.
     
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    Wow... That looks awesome. I had no idea FPGA emulation had reached the SNES level... Read about NES already being possible, but if that works this is huge for the emulation scene. Finally zero input lag just like with the original hardware.

    Also: did I understand correctly that by default the Analogue SuperNT only plays original hardware cartridges, but there should be a custom firmware for it that allows ROM images to be loaded via the SD card as well?
     
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    It's not officially announced but Kevtris will probably release a jailbroken firmware allowing it to play roms like the NT Mini. Here's a good video on the whole subject, jail broken info near the end (24:35): Link
     
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    Well, does the SoC in the Super NT have enough compute reserved to successfully emulate the ICs in the custom chips in some cartridges? The NES didn't have add-ons in cartridges. That's a big addition he'll have to add. I'm sure it does as the Altera 32bit Cyclone V they used in the original NT was wildly overpowered (at $50/chip it better be) but let's see what happens.
     

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