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Retro Diary – 26/8/12 – The most active Sunday EVER!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Monday 20th August 2012

I downloaded this thing called “Game Room”, which is a virtual arcade on Xbox live, however, I learnt that there’s also a Games for Windows Live (PC) Version, so I downloaded that to try it out, and it’s rubbish, you can’t do anything cool unless you’re willing to give Microsoft all of your money, this is why I hate free-to-play games…

Quantum of Solace Arrived Today! Thankfully, the lag/stutter that was in the demo isn’t here! It’s still full of bugs, and it runs choppy on my PC, and no matter what the setting are, it runs the same, and this PC can run Blood Stone on High Settings at 60fps! Once you look past the flaws, it’s a brilliant game, it’s no wonder it got so much praise back when it came out!

I also got Rugrats: Search for Reptar on PS1 today, I used to have this back in the day, which is why I bought it again, I expected this to be one of those games I loved back in the day, but wouldn’t enjoy now, but surprisingly, it’s just as fun now as it was back then!


Wednesday 22nd August 2012

I was at an induction to my college course today, and on the way back, I popped into G-Force, because I had plenty of money left, and wanted to spend some of it on something, because I’ve run out of things I really, really want.

I found a few things I wanted, and were all cheap too!

The first game was Mission Impossible on the N64, I’ve recently become a fan of the Mission Impossible series, and I’ve been tempted to get this game, luckily, G-Force had it fully boxed with manual and inlay for only £5! A Steal!

The second game was Beyblade for the PS1, again, I’ve been slightly tempted to get this, and this game was only £4!

The final game was Virtua Tennis, this I wanted for a long time, I always heard good things about the Virtua Tennis games, and wanted to give it a try myself. This was only £3!

All 3 games came to a total of £12 roughly.

I remember leaving the store and checking the game, and it had no disc, so I went back in, and they put the disc in, I probably should have mentioned there was no manual either…

I’ve tried out Mission: Impossible, and it’s a pretty good game, one thing worth of not is that it’s one of the few N64 games to support widescreen!


Thursday 23rd August 2012

I got Blur and Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box for PC today.

Both games have a similar problem, registering, the games install just fine, but you need to register the games when you start them, but guess what, servers for both games are down, so I couldn’t, thankfully, for both games, you only needed to register the key to play multiplayer, and seeing how both servers are down, that’s not a huge loss.
However, because both games are no longer online, it’s be hard to patch them, burnout paradise wasn’t a big deal, you can download the patches from websites that host patches no problem. Blur, however, you could only download the patches from their servers, which are offline, and the latest update further optimises the game (makes it run smoother), so it was a big deal, eventually, I managed to download the patch after literally hours of research.

Both games are terrific! So much fun, and it’s great to know that you can play them after the servers are down and the game has ceased production, because it’s already happened!

I’ve completed Quantum of Solace today, and what a game it was, although the final boss was too easy in my opinion, even for easy mode.


Friday 24th August 2012

As if by some miracle, I was suddenly able to connect to the Blur servers, and registered my game! Yes! Although no one is online… Oh well, at least I was able to connect to my Facebook account, that has to count as something right?

You’ll never believe this, but I was able to connect to the Burnout Paradise servers as well! I couldn’t register, because it turns out it used your Origin account, or so I assume, so I did this and I’m connected with that as well, although the thing that kind of annoyed me was that because I did that, I got extra content, I can’t help but feel that they took them out for those who can’t connect to the burnout servers on purpose, I just have a gut feeling…


Saturday 25th August 2012

My brother got Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on PS3 today, I had a shot, and it’s a lot harder than it looks!


Sunday 26th August 2012

It was PS3 week this week, because my brother requested it, well, it was supposed to be, but before he could even take it out of the bag it was in, we had to leave, we were only there for half an hour! Shortest console week summary, ever!

That’s it for this week, I hope next Sunday will have more happening, I decided since it’s my last week on my summer holidays and until I go to college again, I’m choosing what console to bring, I’m stuck between PS1, N64 and Dreamcast…

After that, the console weeks will go back on schedule, so in case I forget, I’ll remind my future self, we’re at PS2!

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Retro Diary – 29/7/12

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Sunday 22nd July 2012

After I posted my Retro Diary last week, me and Steven had a game of Left 4 Dead for the PC, we completed the 2nd chapter.

After that we were going to have a game of Goldeneye Source, but neither of us could get a server running or join any public ones, so we couldn’t…


Monday 23rd July 2012

Trials 2 arrived today! The case seemed tatty, and the autorun was in a foreign language, but the game itself was in English, and it was lots of fun!


Tuesday 24th July 2012

I’ve just been playing Sims 3 and Blood Stone 007 today. However, I’ve discovered This thing called Raptr, which is one of those databases for games for a signature/widget, but this one automatically updates your status, and the games you’ve been playing by connecting to your Steam, Games for Windows Live and/or X-fire accounts, I connected all 3, so whenever I play a game, this widget (Located on the right of the page), will automatically update, it even saves my signatures. It also supports Xbox 360 and PS3 games, and you can also add old games, but you’d have to manually track how long you play them, which makes sense, there’s no other way of telling it.


Wednesday 25th July 2012

I got Hard Boiled on DVD today, and what a film! I can definitely see why so many people love it! Although considering it was made in 1992, a year after Terminator 2, it seems behind it’s time in terms of video and audio quality, that doesn’t affect the awesome gun scenes and exiting plot of the film!

I saw Ice Age 4 in the cinema, it sucked, but while we were waiting for the picture to start, which was just under an hour, we went to an bowling alley/arcade, which happened to be near the cinema, I played Razer Storm, a shooter and Dead Heat, a racing game, they were both pretty fun.

I completed Blood Stone today, the game was kind of short, and I thought the ending was disappointing, I won’t be spoiling anything.


Thursday 26th July 2012

I started playing Stranglehold, it seems for a while, my goal currently is to beat Mirrors Edge, Blood Stone and Stranglehold, and I’ve completed the former 2, so I’m at the last stage of this “Goal” of mine.


Friday 27th July 2012

I was playing a bit of Street Fighter X Tekken just there, I was playing in normal mode, much harder than the easiest difficulty I usually do, and flipping heck was it intense! Especially at the last battle! I was frustrated at a game for the first time in ages, but when I finally finished I, it felt so satisfying! I also unlocked a good few achievements on he way, so something came out of it…


Sunday 29th July 2012

It was N64 week this week, I was bringing the N64, and Steven brought along extra games and controllers.

I’ve forgotten the order we played the games, so bear with me.

We (Me, Giancarlo and Steven) first had a game of Goldeneye, usually we do Licensed to Kill Slappers Only, but this time, we did a normal gun match, makes a nice change, and it was fun as always, even if Steven dominated the match.

Then me and Steven played 1080 Snowboarding.

Then the three of us played 007 The World is Not Enough, like Goldeneye, we just did a normal gun much, or rather a few.

Then we played Super Smash Bros, I was, as always, last place, except surprisingly the last match.

Finally, me and Steven had a quick game of Perfect Dark, and we didn’t even finish it, because we had to leave.

When I got back home, my download for the Borderlands free weekend was done, and surprisingly, my PC struggled to run it, well, it struggled doing 60 fps, it can run on all high settings at 30+ no problem, but why do 30, when you can do 60? I played around a bit to get the game as awesome looking as possible, whilst running fast, I took out all post rendering effects and dynamic shadows and Bam! 60+ fps!

I have to say, I love the cel-shaded graphics, I’m an absolute sucker for those kind of graphics! I also loved the game’s RPG elements, and interesting characters. I’m definitely getting this game!

Then I played more Sims 3 and that was it.

Next week is Dreamcast week! One of my favourites!

Retro Diary – 22/7/12 – "Slow."

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Monday 16th July 2012

I faced my brother in another few games of FIFA 12 on the PS3, he was Classic XI, which is a team for 11 of the best football players who ever lived, and I was Celtic, I beat him in both matches we played, with the scores 9-3 and 11-5 respectively.

The latest issue of “Retro Gamer” arrived today, which means my subscription is back! In June, my subscription ran out, and I didn’t have the money to renew it, so I made a new one, because I’d have money for it in July, and I was right!


Wednesday 18th July 2012

I just ordered another bunch of stuff off Amazon, a couple of which actually being stuff… packs! For The Sims 3! I’m getting High End Loft and Fast Lane stuff for my Sims 3, because I love cars and technology, mostly gaming related! I’m also getting both Pets and Ambitions expansion packs. I ordered a whole bunch of other stuff, which I most likely reveal once they arrive in the coming days… In the mean time, time for some more Sims 3!


Thursday 19th July 2012

My Street Fighter X Tekken Strategy guide arrived today, great, now all I need is the game, take a wild guess what platform I’m getting that on…

Blood Stone 007, Left 4 Dead 2 & Plants vs. Zombies have arrived today, I got Blood Stone 007 because it was the last game by Bizzare creations before they went bust, and I loved them, so I thought I’d pay tribute and get their last game, and through ordering it I realised an advantage to being a PC gamer rather than a console gamer, is that even in retail, PC games are considerably cheaper, sometimes even with pre-orders! When I ordered the game, Blood Stone for the PS3 and Xbox 360 were about £15 each, the PC version was £5, booyah! So far, I love the game, I’m glad I got it!

I played the heck out of Left 4 Dead 1, so I decided to get the 2nd one, although I’ve been busy with Sims 3 and Blood Stone, I’ll get around to it eventually…

Before I kind of mentioned it, did you know that you could get Plants vs. Zombies on a CD? Unbelievable, right? I got the Game of the Year Edition, again, I’ve been busy with other games to play it, but like L4D, I’ll get around to it…

I got all of this, but no Sims 3 Ambitions? I ordered it with free one-day delivery, and it hasn’t arrived on it’s time limit!…

Oh wait, hold on, it’s here! For some reason it arrived later than my other stuff, weird, but I’m not complaining… I’ll go play more Sims 3!


Saturday 21st July 2012

Yesterday, all I played was Sims 3 and Blood Stone, so that sums up Friday, however, it seemed that I was so in trance into them yesterday, that I missed yesterday’s post, although at the time, I thought I didn’t receive anything, because I wasn’t expecting anything, according to Amazon, nothing I ordered was estimated to arrive yesterday or today, but it turns out, just about everything arrived!

I got my Sims 3 stuff, I got Street Fighter X Tekken, I got a switch box for all of my AV consoles, so swap jobs should be a thing of the past, and I got my Mirror’s Edge strategy guide! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be playing some games…

I just encountered a game on MDickie’s Facebook Page called “Wrestling Revolution”, I downloaded it for the PC, it’s free by the way, but the game is absolutely awful! Every aspect about it is bad, I suggest you steer clear at all costs, there are much better free games out there, and even better Flash exe’s, including Mdickie’s own Flash Stuntz, and even his flash conversion of Sure Shot.


Saturday 21st July 2012

I just got my PS1 packed up, and my auntie is going to pick me up to grans, or so I’ve been told, so I decided while I waited, I’d play some games, I played a bit of Sims 3, then I went on to complete Mirrors Edge, it’s a great game in my opinion, I wouldn’t say it lived up the hype, but it’s still great.

It was PS1 week at grans today.

Steven had a game of Vib Ribbon, 2 actually, one on Normal, and one on Hard, he managed to pass both.

I then had a game on Normal, then Giancarlo had a game on Easy, the coward!

Then me and Steven had a few races of Firebugs.

Then we had a few games of “Cops and Robbers” on Driver 2.

Then we had a few races on Wipeout 3: Special Edition, most of which Steven either got destroyed, or ran out of time, what I love about Wipeout 3, is that it’s straight out, it doesn’t try to dumb it down or be nice, it just said Steven was slow, his part of the end stats didn’t display any time or “DNF”, it just said “Slow”, brilliant!

Then for the first time in ages, we had a “Horse of the Week” game on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, the “horse” was “UFNFXPWDTC”, my handicap was set to the lowest, and his to the highest, to assure a more fair match… I still beat him, I didn’t get one letter!

After that, we left, next week is N64 week, it’s been far too long since we had a game of Slappers!

Retro Diary – 1/7/12 – "It’s challenge, challenge, chalenge!"

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Monday 25th June 2012

My Wolfenstein 3D PC collection (Wolfenstein 3D + Spear of Destiny) has arrived today… but they didn’t work… However, I got the games working on DOSBox, which odd as they’re supposed to be Windows ports, but at least I get to play them! As I mentioned last week, it came with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, which works just fine on my PC, so that’s good!

I also got my Brick Buster game, which is a lot of fun, considering it’s a budget game.

I got my PC back!!!! ASUS have actually fixed it! It feels so good to be sitting back at my desk!

Yeah, despite my attempt to upgrade the PC, which would’ve voided the warranty, they fixed my PC, it seems to them the warranty doesn’t matter, either that or they don’t mind people upgrading PCs, ad they make graphics cards and all, and on their help website solutions to problems sometimes involve “removing recently installed hardware”, they can’t be referring to USB devices, otherwise they’d of said “devices”…

Anyway, I’m not complaining, my PC works fine (touchwood), so now I can play games in stunning HD (No really, 1080p resolution) one again!

Just in case, I’m only going to upgrade my PC once the warranty has run out, that way, even if it breaks, ASUS won’t fix it, my mum apparently know someone who could fix it for me, sop it’s not a problem, hopefully…

I tried out Trackmania Nations Forever on the PC, and WOW is it a massive improvement, on my laptop, it ran at 30fps on low settings at best, but being how beat my PC is, I can run it highest settings at 60+fps, and it looks beautiful and runs beautifully!

I also tried out The Wrestling Channel 4: Fight! on it, same things, only it doesn’t look as good, it still runs fantastic!

However, I wanted to play FIFA 12, but as usual, Origin is being sub-par, it was saying I didn’t own EURO 2012, when I clearly bought it.

It turns out, and I wasn’t told until I closed it and opened it back up that I needed to update it, it wasn’t until I did, when it finally installed EURO 2012.

The problems didn’t end there, though, I wanted to get saved on EA servers (yeah, great start), to my PC, I had to restart Origin 5 times before it successfully synced, and even then, it took 2 hours to do so, this is what you get when the evil overlords of gaming go cheap with everything…

After all that, I finally played the game, and everything was in order, although it took longer to load my data, I blame an update, because every other game I tired played the same as before. So I played the Italy vs. England EURO 2012 challenge, and then quite because I wanted to play other games.

Then I played a Co-Op Session of Portal 2 with my cousin, Steven, at first it thought it was my first time playing, because it showed the beginning intro which you only see when you first play Co-Op, so I tried restarting it to see if that was a one time thing, thankfully, it was, it loaded my data the second time, unfortunately, at that time, there was something wrong with the Portal 2 servers, because both me and Steven were both lagging like crazy and kept disconnecting.

After that, I saved up money for the past week or two to get a much of PC games for my new PC, so I ordered a bunch of games, including the Sims 3, Trackmania United Forever, and Stranglehold.


Tuesday 26th June 2012

I played my brother in FIFA 12, and I kept scoring against him, and he was scoring against me as well, I wasn’t counting the score, but when I looked at it after I scored a goal, I realised I was beating him 10-4! Ooft! I’m a lot better at FIFA than I thought!


Wednesday 27th June 2012

3 game I’ve ordered have arrived today, Toy Story Mania, Toy Story 3 and Dreamcast Collection, all on PC. Also, my Stranglehold strategy guide arrived, although I’ve yet to receive the actual game…

Toy Story Mania came as a surprise when I found out about it, I thought the game was a Wii exclusive casual mini games game, and I was right, but I found out a year or so later, only in Europe, they made a PC version, I usually wouldn’t have bothered with it, but since I was getting Toy Story 3 for the PC and this was less than £5 brand new, I thought “What the hey!”, and ordered that alongside Toy Story 3 and a bunch of other PC games. I got it, and it sucks even more than the Wii version, half of the features don’t work in this version, and by that, I mean basic things you have to do, such as shake the Wiimote/mouse, that doesn’t work on the PC version, and it’s just overall boring to play, but I suppose for £5, I shouldn’t be complaining…

Toy Story 3, on the other hand, is brilliant! I’ve played the PS2 and Wii versions beforehand, and really enjoyed them, so I thought I’d get the PC version, because usually, PC versions of games are the best if you have the right hardware and a decent controller, and I had both (I use the Xbox 360 controller with wireless receiver!), and I was right, the PC version, is the best version at least from the versions I’ve played, it had a great Toy box mode much like the Wii version but has more and the game runs much faster, 60++ fps!

As for Dreamcast Collection, I wasn’t going to get this one either, since I hate collections of old games, I think they abuse the original systems and deplete any value they have… but since the PC version of Dreamcast collection was only £1 brand new, I thought I might as well.

However, just like Toy Story Mania, I was disappointed with this one, it took, literally over an hour to install for starters, then I tried out Crazy Taxi, the controls were confusing as heck, and you couldn’t change them, and most importantly, they ruined it by replacing the music, I understand Sega may no longer have the licence to use Bad Religion songs, but if that were the case, they shouldn’t have bothered at all, it’s just not Crazy Taxi without Bad Religion, they aren’t any improvements in the game anyway, it’s not even in widescreen like they claimed, it’s in letterbox mode, they aren’t any widescreen resolutions, so just stick with your Dreamcast original.


Thursday 28th June 2012

Ultimate Quake on PC and Twisted on the 3DO have arrived today!

Unfortunately, I’ve been having problems with both at first. With Twisted, my 3Do stopped outputting sound, although I soon realised it was playing sound, just very quietly, and found out when the system warms up, then it plays the sound at normal volume, strange, but at least I know what the problem is exactly, now to find out what causes it and how to fix it… oh yeah, and Twisted worked perfectly, so I can just throw my broken burnt CD away, I have a genuine properly, working copy now!

Quake Live was a slightly different story, Quake 1 installed and played perfectly fine, but Quake 2 and 3 didn’t install at all…

With Quake 2, it turns out all “install” did was move content of a certain folder into a folder in Program Files, so I just did that manually, and it worked… sort of, I could only play it windowed, however, I found out about a source port called “R1Q2”, which fixed this problem, so I installed it, and it worked perfectly!

Quake 3 Arena was a weird one, the install didn’t work at first, but I could run the game off the CD, but if I were to do that, I’d have to insert the CD key every time I start it, so I decided to try it again in compatibility mode, and it worked!

Remember when I got Wolfenstein 3D and it only worked in DOSBox? Well, it turns out there exists a source port called “New Wolf”, which not only makes the game work on Windows, but also supports higher resolutions, a bigger screen, and it runs much smoother! I’ve applied it to both Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny, which, by the way, I found out if you cope the folder from the CD to your hard drive, you can make the game work without the CD, so I did that.

I’ve also discovered GZ-Doom, which is an extension of Z-Doom, it improves it even further, supporting higher resolutions, and makes 3D models out of the doom levels, so you can look up and down without it looking awkward! There are also tonnes of little things that make GZ-Doom that much better! I’ve also found some Doom PWADS, one is called “Call of Dooty”, which makes fun of modern shooters! Another is “Doom Center”, which is a town, it has a bowling alley, and an arcade, in the arcade, there’s a duck hunt game which you can play using doom itself, it’s pretty awesome!

I’ve played a Co-Op session of Portal 2 with Steven again, this time, with the server up and running like normal!


Friday 29th June 2012

The Sims 3 arrived today! I’m just about to play it…

…I’ve had a go, and it’s absolutely brilliant, it’s very addicting!

I’ve had a game of FIFA 12 with my brother on the PS3, a few, actually, and I’ve beaten him in pretty much all of them, one of them was completely mad, full of shots that ended up hitting the post and bar, one, in particular, my brother explained in detail, I had to wait for 5-10 minutes for him to type it.

EA claimed that you can pre-order FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition for the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC, so I thought “Great! A PC version, I’ll be getting that!”, but guess what? No store have the PC version for pre-order, not even EA’s very own Origin! EA: Trolls of the century!

I’ve been playing more Sims 3, and I was so into it, I didn’t realise the time, so when I finished, when I stopped playing it, it was 1:15am!


Saturday 30th June 2012

Trackmania United Forever had arrive today, and it’s awesome!

I’ve played another (partial) game with my brother at FIFA 12, we only play for about 10 in game minutes, until he left, neither of us scored…

We played a full game of FIFA 12 later on, we both did random teams, he ended up with Arsenal and I ended up with some Portuguese team… We played another game afterwards, I believe it was an El Classico

Also, I’m going to make a new feature of my blog. It’ll be similar to “Horse of the week”, but it’ll be with my and my brother, and we’ll be recording the scores of games we do, there’s a twist, which, chances are, like Horse of the Week, we’ll soon stop exclusively doing that, is that we’ll be using sliders for our games…

My friend from college, Jamie, got the Sims 3 as well, just a day after I did, which is pretty cool, we’ve added each other of the community website.


Sunday 1st June 2012

It was 3DO week at grans this week…

I played a bit of Starblade and Need for speed first of all to get the sound on (It’s quiet until it’s been on for 5 minutes.), then when my cousins came in, we had a game of Twisted! Giancarlo technically won it, I say technically, we didn’t finish it, but he got the furthest.

We had to leave after that, we brought our cousins up for the Euro 2012 finals (Spain vs. Italy), before the game, I played a bit of Sims 3, then my and Giancarlo played a match of Mortal Kombat Armageddon on the PS2, and then we played a race in the Motor Kombat mini-game.

After the Euro 2012 game, I showed Steven GZ-Doom, and a cool custom wad, which makes fun of modern FPSes, called “Call of Dooty”, then I showed him Trackmania United/Nations Forever, and he said me might download Nations, as it’s free, then he had to go.

I showed Giancarlo the Sims 3, and he said it looked like a lot of fun to play, and said he might get it, awesome, 2 people I know will (hopefully) have it!

After that, he left.

I’m going on holiday to Italy tomorrow, so there won’t be a Retro Diary next week, but the week after, I’ll be adding a lot to this site, like the Sliders feature with me and my brother being added.

Next time at our grans, it will be Saturn week.

Alright, see you in a couple of weeks!

Retro Diary – 24/6/12 – "This-Game’s-Great!"

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Monday 18th June 2012

I finally got around to playing the Browser version of Plants vs. Zombies, and I really enjoyed it, the Game of the Year edition of the game is only £5 brand new on Amazon, so I suppose it’s a why not, I’m getting it!

My PC got sent off to get fixed today, well, I hope they actually fix it, I have a gut feeling they’ll just send it back, broken…


Tuesday 19th June 2012

My MDickie compilation DVD arrived! I was expecting the Disc to contain absolutely, pretty much like it was claimed to, but sadly, it didn’t, a few DOS games and the original version of the 3D Big Bumpz was missing, I’ve downloaded the rest, as they’re all free, but it would’ve been nice if they were on the DVD as well.

However, I found that the DVD contained 2 mods to his popular Wrestling Mpire 2008, one of them being called “The Wrestling Channel 4: Fight!”, which featured far improved graphics and presentation, and the game had a better atmosphere too, I can honestly say that this is the best wrestling game on the PC now, it’d be awesome of Matt Dickie himself and the team and modded it joined forced to make a sequel, how awesome would that be!?

So yeah I’ve been playing that, even if it runs like crap on my laptop, I want my PC so bad…


Thursday 21st June 2012

My sister came up to my room to play some Mega Drive, she reached the same spot before getting bored, she keeps saying to me she’ll come over and we could complete it like we did with Sonic 2, but never does, I’d be lucky if she even comes up to play it half the time.

I’ve just noticed, my brothers have nearly finished school, which sucks, I was hoping to spend those extra weeks off by playing some awesome PC games while my brothers are at school and aren’t here to annoy me, but my luck doesn’t want any of that, and my PC broken down, seriously, why me!?

I suppose on the bright side, I haven’t heard anything back from ASUS, no “we can’t fix your PC”, or any of that crap, so I suppose no news is good news, but I have a feel it’s still just in a very long line of PC that are to be inspected, and I bet knowing my luck, it’s be weeks until they finally get to my PC and say “Sorry, we can’t fix it!”, making all of that time, waiting for it to get “fixed” gone to complete waste!

I saw Wolfenstein 3D + Spear of Destiny on eBay, and as a bonus, that particular copy also included Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, all on PC… Ordered!

I was once looking at a “Let’s Play”, or rather a “Retsupurae”, which makes fun of bad Let’s Plays, and found one on Ultimate Doom, so I decided to look at it, and saw that this guys copy ran faster, had a different HUD, and was running on a bigger resolution, I thought, “Wait, how come my copy isn’t as good!?”.

It turns out, he had a mod put in which makes all those improvements and more into all the Doom games, it’s called Z-Doom, called so because you can look up and down, unlike the original, I tried it out, and it was like upgrading a computer or to a new computer, you suddenly get a massive improvement in performance! I was in awe playing it, the resolution could go much bigger, and therefore looked so much sharper and clearer, it ran much faster, the new HUD rules, and tonnes more, I practically fell in love!

Later on, I was browsing for my games because I was bored and wanted something to play, then I discovered a few PC games I’ve had for years, but never played, one of them being a £1 budget game called “Winter games”, I decided to try it out.

I’ve tried other budget games published by the same people, and they were quite enjoyable considering they’re only £1, but this one sucked!

However, I discovered trial games that came free with the game, one of them being “Brick Buster”, which is a 3D breakout game, I decided to give it a try, and I really, really enjoyed it, so I looked it up online to see if I could find a copy cheap.

You can download the game, it costs £10, which is outrages, however, on eBay, I found a retail copy which also came with another game, and that was less than £2, seriously, why do people digitally download games these days?

Physical copies are usually cheaper, you can install them on other PCs/Consoles, and if you feel nostalgic for a game years later, chances are, the digital download will no longer exist, but you can still install the physical copy!

My sister came into my room to play my Mega Drive again, which I don’t mind, she gave up, again, because she wasn’t doing as well as usual, so I had a go, and done even worse…


Friday 22nd June 2012

I’ve been told I will get my PC on Monday, hopefully fixed, but they haven’t said otherwise, so that’s a good sign, but I’m still not getting my hopes up…

I discovered a Free-to-play game on Steam called “Trackmania Nations Forever”, which is a game all about whacky tracks, and the fact you can make your own! I had a go of it, and I loved it! Unlike every other F2P game I’ve ever played, it doesn’t ask you for money anywhere in the game!

I might know where they’d get income then, from their other, more advanced game, Trackmania United Forever, Nations is a Free Trackmania game, everything else is like a mainstream game, a case with a disc, that costs you about £20-£30. United Forever is all of the Trackmania games and expansions put together into one game. After playing and Loving Nations, I’m definitely getting United Forever!


Saturday 23rd June 2012

My sister came into my room and played Sonic 1 for a bit, then gave up, so I gave it a try, and I actually reached Labyrinth Zone Act 2, by far the furthest I’ve ever gotten, until I got a game over!

I completed Episode 2 of the Ultimate Doom, and the end boss for that episode, is absolutely merciless, I couldn’t defeat him no matter what I did, I lost count of the amount of tries it took, not that I counted in the first place.
So I decided, f*ck it! I put a cheat in to get the BFG, and then I completed him my first try… Alright, second try!

I realized it was 3DO next week, and I didn’t have a working copy (or even a proper one at that) of Twisted, and that games makes 3DO week, 3DO week, so I went online, and there was only 1 copy left, it was £15, but I made an offer of £10, and not even a minute later, he accepted it, so now I’m getting a proper copy of Twisted! Hopefully it’ll arrive before next Sunday…


Sunday 24th June 2012

It was Mega Drive this week at grans, unfortunately, I only had one controller, so I brought along the Sega Master System controller, in hopes that it would work… It didn’t.

I was playing a bit of Mortal Kombat for a while first.

Then I played a bit of Aladdin, still trying to figure out the level skip cheat I knew of years ago, it seems it’s activated when I press A, B, B, A, while rocking the D-pad, but it doesn’t do it when I leave it alone or hold it in any direction.

Then Giancarlo played Streets of Rage for a bit, he reached the boat level before getting a game over.

Then Steven came in a while later and played Spiderman, and couldn’t get past the first level.

Then he played Bart vs. the Space Mutants, same thing there, couldn’t get past the first level.

Then he played Micro Machines 2, he played a lot of races before getting bored. We have something new to say during the countdown of that game, while it counts down, in rhythm with the countdown, we say “This-Game’s-Great!”!

Steven decided to let someone else play a game, so Giancarlo then played Sonic 2, because we couldn’t go through Mega Drive week without playing that, no really, we couldn’t!

While he was playing, he mentioned that once he gets a job, he’s getting an Xbox 360, and he also mentioned he’s getting a computer as well.
I thought “What’s the point?”, I mentioned he could just get a gaming PC, sure it may cost more to get a gaming PC than a console, but you’re going to buy a console and PC anyway, it doesn’t cost much to get a PC that can play all the modern games and PC games are generally cheaper than their console counterparts to pre-order and get brand new the day a game comes out. (Sometimes with £15 in difference!)
Besides, me and Steven play mostly on the PC now, so it’d be awesome if all 3 of us did!
It’s his choice, I know, but I’d go for PC gaming if I were him, but then again, no one’s like me.

He reached the Casino Stage Act 2, but then Giancarlo had to go, so Steven took over, and reached Hill Top Zone Act 2 before we left.

I bidded for an item of “Ultimate Quake!” for the PC, basically, that’s the first 3 quakes (including 3 arena) for I think modern OS PCs, luckily, no one else placed a bid on it, I wouldn’t think anyone would, these days, if anyone who’s not me wanted a PC game, they’d get it on Steam, not me, I hate digital download games and try to avoid them as often as possible, luckily, I don’t need to download anything to play Quake 1, 2 and 3 Arena any more!

Next week is 3DO week, it’s time to land on the Challenge Square!

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