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Sega Saturn 25th Anniversary Contest Voting

Fri, Jan 10th, 2020

The vote for a contest I competed in is open. Play all of the games and vote for your favourite!

Gamerstorm Developers Blog

The voting for the 25th Anniversary Sega Saturn homebrew contest is up!

Watch the video attached, play the games and vote for your favourite game!

https://segaxtreme.net/threads/sega-saturn-25th-anniversary-game-competition.24462/

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Retro Diary #1 – The Italian Job [GCN]

Thu, Nov 28th, 2019

I’ve decided to rebrand the Retro Diary series to one where I try out a new game and decide to share my thoughts on it.

I go to a shop called “R-Cade” almost every week with a friend and try out any games I’ve never played before or haven’t played in ages.

I played “The Italian Job” on Gamecube there recently, and was apparently the first to ever do so in the shop.

Surprisingly, it’s *really* good!

I only played the Stunt levels, but just from that, the game felt very solid and well made, and it was a perfect casual play while talking to a friend or, say, listening to a podcast. Me and this friend were just chatting away about current matters and anything we got up to. It was really calm and just generally enjoyable.

The game has a total of 7 stunt levels, which are different areas of the same general area.

It took me a couple of hours to beat it, so not that long, but it was enjoyable.

I played a little bit of the free roam mode as well, also felt solid.

So in conclusion, if you can find the game cheap, and you probably will since it’s a movie game, I’d say get it, why not. It’s something of a hidden gem!

Anyway, that’s all for this week, until next week, A’m oot!

Telltale Games – A retrospective: Sam & Max: Save The World

Sun, Nov 10th, 2019

So I decided, after watching a documentary video on the Rise & Fall of Telltale games, I decided to play all of the Telltale games I possess.

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Of which I have quite a few

Starting with the series that introduced me to the company: Sam & Max Save The World. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy 20th Birthday Sega Dreamcast!

Mon, Oct 14th, 2019

This post is available in both English and Scots, Scots version is further down.


This is just a quick blog post to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Dreamcast launch.

This was a console I never had as a kid. I went straight from PS1 to PS2 (Shoot me), but getting a Dreamcast years later, hearing all of the love people have for it years later and hearing the sad story of how it got defeated by the PS2 really badly, (and some argue, unjustifyably) I absolutely love it, and is to this day my favourite console.

It has so many amazing games for it. My favourites being Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Crazy Taxi 1 & 2 and Chu Chu Rocket.

Not to mention all of the amazing enhanced ports the console had. Hydro Thunder and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are still best played on the Dreamcast. (I’m not counting 2X, as that never got a PAL release)

The console’s online features sounded exciting and thanks to devices like the DreamPi, you can use them again!

The controller was great, too, not many liked it, but I did. The form factor fir great in my hands and I love the little screen on the controllers.

Anyway, that’s all I have to say about the system. Happy Birthday Dreamcast! Read the rest of this entry »

Master post: How to play Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort

Mon, May 13th, 2019

The Netstorian

Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort title screen The title screens for all four CCSR episodes.

I don’t often receive reader mail. When I do, it’s exciting for me because I enjoy communicating with you all! The most popular question I receive is in regards to Cartoon Cartoon’s Summer Resort and how to play it. This post serves as a short guide on accessing the game and troubleshooting your way through any potential problems you may encounter in the process.

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Peteetion · Oxford University Press: Stap the Oxford Dictionary fae pittin in Scots wirds · Change.org

Thu, Mar 21st, 2019

Fur thae that dinna knaw, The Inglis Dictionar fae Oxford is pittin in 40 Scots intae it, an this is concernin me, cause A’m feart that this will lead tae thaim addin mair, an makkin Scots redundant or discredtit as a language. In yer concerned aboot this an aw, gie the peteetion linkit below an sign it! Spreid the wird!

Source: Petition · Oxford University Press: Stop the Oxford Dictionary from adding scots words · Change.org

Goodbye Memrise, I’m leaving

Sat, Mar 16th, 2019

I agree with everything here. Except the Anki part, I hate Anki!

The Word Cat

What happened?

On February 20, 2019, many Memrise users received an email from Memrise’s CEO Ed Cooke, informing us about important changes to the service: The community-created courses would be removed from the Memrise website and app, and moved to a sister website called “Decks” in mid-March.

The forum announcement was immediately filled with angry users, mostly Memrise Pro customers. Many of us (including myself) are paying for the pro subscription to have offline access to the community courses in the app. By removing the community courses, Memrise is removing the reason why many people even pay for the subscription.

Memrise promised a follow-up and published a blog post on February 21st. This blog post made it clear that Memrise would hold on to their decision and was not interested in discussing it.

The decision in more detail: how Memrise treats its customers

It’s understandable that companies sometimes have…

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Ma 2018 Review

Mon, Dec 31st, 2018

This will juist be me ramblin on aboot whit A thocht aboot 2018, an recaain events that happened in the year.

The new year is aaweys depressin for iz, bein a fan o auld tech, acause that’s iverything a year aulder, an auld consoles an devices become iver so mair degraded an haurder tae sort oot gin thay break.

2018 haes been a mixed bag, in ma opeinion. A lot o guid things hiv happened, an a lot o bad things hiv an aa.

Tae git thaim oot o the wey, we saw Stephen Hawking, Stafan Karl, Barry Chuckle, an many ither famous fowk die. The stairt o the year saw iz losin some guid freends an aa. Thay didna die, but thay didna want tae be ma freend any mair… A did git back intae contact wi anither auld freend because ma brither wis datin his sister… smaw warld, huh? Read the rest of this entry »

The EU is About to Destroy The Internet #DeleteArt13

Tue, Jun 12th, 2018

This is of urgent importance! Basically, the EU are proposing a law where if you reference or link to anything, you have to pay an extortionate fee through the “link tax”.

I don’t need to say that this will destroy what we love about the internet, and chaos would surely ensue.

More information in the video below by “Computing Forever”:

via The EU is About to Destroy The Internet #DeleteArt13 – YouTube

Please do your part and visit https://saveyourinternet.eu/ and do everything on the site! We can’t let them go through with this!

As Gandhi once said: “First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, and then you’ll win.”

Then mainstream media have ignored us for so long, then a few years ago, they started to mock us.

Now they’re fighting us…

If we fight together, we will win!

Retro Diary #86

Sun, Apr 8th, 2018

On Thursday, a met up wi a freend take play some arcade femmes in Super Bario. A played Crazy Taxi, Tekken Tag Tournament and House of the Dead. I got the furthest I ever got in the latter game!


On Seturday, a went the GForce an got massel 2 gemme, Seg Extreme Sports for Dreamcast an Disney Sports: Skateboarding for the Gamecube.

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