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Does anyone remember a very, very old "light gun" arcade game with a full size rifle and you'd shoot clay pigeons on a projected(?) image on a wall?

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23 minutes ago, Merzbow said:

Does anyone remember a very, very old "light gun" arcade game with a full size rifle and you'd shoot clay pigeons on a projected(?) image on a wall?

That'll be Shoot Away by Namco https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9526 . The game needed to be played in near darkness for the best accuracy, so if the arcade was too bright it wouldn't work properly.

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Street Fighter 3 Third Strike turns 20 years old tomorrow. Anybody fancy a few games on PSN or XBox Live? I've got it on my PS4,XBox One and 360. Heck I've got it on the Dreamcast at my Mum's.

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16 minutes ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike turns 20 years old tomorrow. Anybody fancy a few games on PSN or XBox Live? I've got it on my PS4,XBox One and 360. Heck I've got it on the Dreamcast at my Mum's.

Whenever someone brings up that game, all I can think of is this.

 

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That whole match is really good. Apparently Daigo would regularly practice parrying that super art, and had already done so against somebody else off stream in the pools stage of the tournament.

I watched this video yesterday. Most interesting.Also, if you do enjoy watching competitive fighting games I'd recommend watching the Infiltration Vs PR Balrog match this guy talks about as it's a really good match.

 

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10 more games announced for the Mega Drive Mini

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Sonic Spinball

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition

Phantasy Star IV

Beyond Oasis

Ghouls and Ghosts

Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle

Golden Axe

Vectorman

Wonder Boy In Monster World

 

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We have to get 6 button pads now if Street Fighter 2 and Beyond Oasis/Story Of Thor are on it. 

Edit: If they're putting The Wily Wars on there thats the first three Megaman games. 

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So, I decided to stick Super Bomberman on the mini-SNES the other night for a quick go while the other half had a bath.

Three fucking hours later I'm still playing it, she's out the bath, had a cup of tea, read a magazine and fucked off to bed. I forgot just how addictive that game is. Had been wanting to play it properly for a while now and never gotten around to it.

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1 minute ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Even better with a multitap and some mates. 

Christ, I shudder to think. I reckon my relationship wouldn't be long for this world if I went down that path!

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Started Final Fantasy VII for what I think must be the 5th time without ever getting past Gold Saucer. It's OK,

The story is plodding along pretty nicely and the battle system is what you'd expect. The roster is a mixed bag though so far. I imagine they'll all have their moments but outside of Cloud, Barret and Red XIII nobody has had any proper story development. Tifa has felt tacked on from the start and the less said about Yuffie and Cait Sith the better. 

Finding the Materia System just behind VIII's magic grinding in terms of worst I've played though. Just endless grinding to get any meaningful spells, which only some you can equip without running out of space or debuffing yourself. I've resorted to just using Enemy Magic Meteria to cast spells now. 

I'm only just getting back to Nibelheim at level 36 so I've still a way to go yet, but so far 6, 9 and 10 are far above this.

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I think a lot of the hype about 7 is because of how big a deal it was at the time. 3 disks, 3d graphics etc. I've started playing 6 several times. I own 10 on my PS2 and got a decent way into that once after I'd unintentionally stayed up all night. It was a lot of fun, but I've forgotten everything now. 

I started back into my Pokémon White game the other day. I need to get my Sandile levelled up properly for dealing with electric types in this gym. 

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44 minutes ago, David said:

So, I decided to stick Super Bomberman on the mini-SNES the other night for a quick go while the other half had a bath.

Three fucking hours later I'm still playing it, she's out the bath, had a cup of tea, read a magazine and fucked off to bed. I forgot just how addictive that game is. Had been wanting to play it properly for a while now and never gotten around to it.

Yep, Super Bomberman R was free with Games With Gold and it's ridiculously fun.  My girlfriend hadn't played a Bomberman game before and loved it as well!

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I love the Materia system, though it's probably because 7 was the first game in the series I played and obsessed over, so it's all second nature.

Yuffie not getting much character development isn't that surprising as she's a "secret"/optional character, though both her and Vincent have some side-quests that flesh them out a little more.

Cait Sith is an odd one, though. He gets two or three moments that should be major plot points, but each time is just a throwaway line of dialogue.

 

As for Tifa, yeah. She's also the new target of the gamergate types, claiming that the FF7 Remake is going to ruin her "character" because of "Sony censorship" - read, "she won't have cartoonishly enormous tits".

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2 hours ago, BomberPat said:

I love the Materia system, though it's probably because 7 was the first game in the series I played and obsessed over, so it's all second nature.

Yuffie not getting much character development isn't that surprising as she's a "secret"/optional character, though both her and Vincent have some side-quests that flesh them out a little more.

Cait Sith is an odd one, though. He gets two or three moments that should be major plot points, but each time is just a throwaway line of dialogue.

 

As for Tifa, yeah. She's also the new target of the gamergate types, claiming that the FF7 Remake is going to ruin her "character" because of "Sony censorship" - read, "she won't have cartoonishly enormous tits".

I hate that whole "those SJWs ruined my videogame" argument as graphics become more realistic, games arguably become more mainstream and need to appeal to wider audiences. 

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