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  1. Well, I took a break for dinner (which was difficult) but I have to say I can see why this game is a favorite among gamers...it even made Metal Jesus' top 10 list of favorite 360 games. I'm enjoying the story, enemies are not so bad at the moment, puzzles not too difficult to figure out. But, again, it doesn't reward the player very well or if you pick the wrong thing when you get the chance to upgrade/purchase something you're pretty much screwed. And more Rosies are roaming around more often now. Those orbs you can throw to make those things turn to your side are a joke. I have thrown countless orbs at them and they have not worked...yet. As far as current progress...I just collected distilled water and other items to make some sort of chemical to spray on some trees. I'm now on my way forward...hopefully. I still have one more child to save in Arcadia which I'm now hunting down. My favorite gun was the shotgun because I was finding ammo for it constantly. Now I'm about out and have not found any in this area without buying them...and money I ran out of buying pistol ammo for a back-up. I'm still enjoying the game but, dang, I thought Ark on XBOX One was unforgiving (which it is...you can get killed without warning and while in your home base by a roaming dinosaur) but this one doesn't give enough ammo for some of the basic weapons. I did pick up some kind of a flame thrower and equipped a wasp EVE. Even with all of the issues I'm having with ammo I'm still enjoying the game and I have to admit that it is starting to become a favorite on the 360...but Borderlands still takes the top. And I played FPS games on a PC back in the 386 days but not without my Gravis Gamepad. I simply couldn't do it with a keyboard. That drove me nuts. I'll stick with a game controller. I can at least map buttons sometimes to my liking. And since I have the game muted I'm not hearing the vending machines in this game. I keep it muted because of wife's TV so she can hear her programs. I do have subtitles turned on, though, so I can at least read the story.
  2. Made it through Neptune's Bounty (3rd area) and, again, I rescued all the Little Sisters there. But there was a fourth one not protecting a child (I think it was called "Rosie"). Caught me completely by surprise. And I've learned in that area just how quick the tables can turn. I also don't really like the camera aspect because as soon as I snap a picture of any enemies I want to start shooting and forget to change weapons. I'm also carrying more upgrades than I can equip. This game is unforgiving but not too bad. I'm now starting Smugglers' Hideout. Also, I did some research on BioShock 2 should anyone reading this post take interest in the series. I located the original launch trailer to BioShock 2. I think I might have to locate BioShock 2.
  3. Well, I was going to save this game for a Let's Play video series on my YouTube channel but I just couldn't stay away from it. It would have made for a great video series but I simply HAD to play the game. It has been on my want list for a very long time now. Be warned that this post may contain spoilers for those who have never played the game before. Brief Explanation No...this is not an explanation of the game but rather how I came about the BioShock series. One of the free Games with Gold from XBOX was BioShock Infinite. I immediately loved the game for its antiquated artistic appeal and the story quickly grabbed my attention. I played the game for a while but never finished it because of another Games with Gold title that came next and became one of my favorite games on the console...Borderlands. But that didn't keep me from wanting to hunt down the first BioShock games in the series. I was curious if the story in all BioShock games in the series were interconnected somehow. So this is my first time playing the original BioShock game. Current Progress I just finished the first two levels, took down my first Big Daddy (mechanical looking machines protecting what appears to be a possessed child). These things protect a child (called Little Sisters) and in order to get to the child you have to destroy the Big Daddy protecting them. Once you can get to the child you have the option of "harvesting" them or "rescuing" them. If you harvest them you get more stuff called ADAM, rescuing them you get less. ADAM is the only source used for getting upgrades. Without it you might as well call it quits. The Big Daddy protecting the child had already been destroyed as part of the story. I had the difficult choice of saving or harvesting my first Little Sister. If I was to harvest the child the child would die. Poor child was running away and hiding from me in a corner behind a counter. Whether in a game or not it's still a child or the portrayal of a child...I simply couldn't harvest as much as I would have loved the extra amount of upgrades. So I saved her. I was then greeted with a second Little Sister. This one was still protected by her Big Daddy. The fight was on! A simple shot of Shock EVE (will explain another time) and a few shotgun blasts took him out. The child was mine! Again, I couldn't do it...so I saved her as well. I'm now on the third level. Current Thoughts of the Game I have to admit that compared to BioShock Infinite, which bright and full of light, this one seems a bit more dark and sinister. Nothing like what I was expecting. The difference between the two is easily night and day. It does have its scary moments that have made me jump. Nothing like trying to explore an area or solve a puzzle only to turn around and be greeted by an enemy trying to take your head off. Controls are still taking me a while to get use to as well but I am enjoying the artistic style of the game. Ammo is a mixed bag...for some weapon types it has been easy to find, for others it seems to be scarce. I will post more as I progress. But so far I am enjoying the game. Maybe I ought not to play it in a dimly lit room? So far it's been hard to put down. I'm always wanting to see what's around that next corner. Tidbit I've looked at images of the cover artwork for the packaging to this game for years now. Only when I had a physical copy of the game in my hands did I notice that there was a child standing to the left of Big Daddy. I've had the game for a few days now.
  4. Those look really good! I remember seeing a Star Raiders on the shelf when the Junior model was out and that poor game looked like it had been in a train wreck. Or ran over. The sunken box on Defender seems to be a common issue with some of the Atari games. Those two are on my want list because of the comic books. Galaxian is the other one I believe. I have Centipede with its comic book...I can't remember what the other games were.
  5. The only ones I would want from shack would be the Map titles we didn't get. You seen that, too?
  6. I played about 10 minutes of BioShock 1 this morning. Made it to a spot where I seen the first large robot thing. I already jumped a few times from things being behind when I would turn to go in a different direction. Talk about coming out swinging! What little I've experienced I enjoyed. I plan to play this one more later but after I get setup to capture the footage. I found a new game to do a Let's Play series on. As soon as I upload the next Borderlands 2 video to my channel.
  7. In short, this post is to share any positive online experiences you may have had. It could be anything from helping a family or friend get that extremely hard achievement or simply knocking it out of the park in a free-for-all bash with some of your online friends. Whatever the experience was, if it was positive, I'd like to hear about it. It can be difficult to trust people you have never met face to face in an online world where anything can happen. Hopefully this post will open the door to create a positive online gaming experience where other gamers here, and elsewhere, can expand their friendlist of online gamers who share the same enthusiasm and spirit that makes online gaming a source of entertainment. My personal experiences have been with my brother-in-law. Since owning a 360 and obtaining a Gold account we have played loads of games together online. We beat the tar out of everyone in Saint's Row the Third, battled an alien race in Saint's Row IV, kicked butt in Crackdown, battled our way through hordes of enemies in Halo and Gears, took out WW II enemies in Sniper Elite 2, 3, and 4...and built some incredible structures in Minecraft. We also explored deep into Terraria's underground areas and fought Handsome Jack in Borderlands. Actually, all three Borderlands games. My gamer score was only in the 2,000s when I started...it's now sitting at 34,000. Playing games solo is great but when you can dig deep into games with another player often times you can help each other out discovering parts of a game that might have otherwise been missed. So, what have been your positive gaming experiences? Do you play online at all and if so on what platform? What's your favorite game to play online? Also, maybe someone here who plays online might be willing to add you as an online friend. Sharing of gamertags might not be a bad idea but not required.
  8. Bookmarked that webpage. I'll be watching this one. I hope Konami does this right. If not I feel a LOT of dedicated TG-16 fans will be upset.
  9. Whoa! This changes things a LOT. Konami? Is there any more information than the video? I hope Konami puts some their own titles on this console. If it doesn't have Salamander/Life Force and Gradius II I will be disappointed. I'd still be interested in this. I just hope it doesn't disappoint like PlayStation did.
  10. You will need this link: https://mentalmars.com/game-news/borderlands-2-golden-keys/ Gearbox releases new Golden Keys once or twice a month. When you start the game and press the A button on the title screen, you will be greeted with the menu screen. Here is where you can start a new game or continue a current game. If you highlight Extras and then Shift you can enter the code for more keys. You may need to create a SHiFT account first before you can enter the codes. The Golden Keys are used to obtain rare weapons, shields, mods, and relics to aid you in your adventures. In Sanctuary (getting to Sanctuary from the beginning may take a while) there is a Gold Loot Chest where the keys are used. Keys are not obtained any other way and items that come out of this loot chest will be random. Some items will be awesome, some will not. Simply take what's in there, equip what you will use, and sell the rest. It's a great way to make huge bucks fast. Also another way to make some extra in-game cash is to pick up any and everything you find whether you will use it or not. You can take these to vending machines and sell them. Everything you find in the game will be random drops. All "loot" in the game has a rarity scale that is color coded. The order of rarity goes like this (from common to Legendary): White Green Blue Purple Pink Orange The more rare it is the chances are the better it will be and the more it is worth. But there are times when a more common item will be better than a more rare item. And, yes, that has happened. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the game.
  11. You will love this game if you enjoy RPG and FPS elements. Be sure to nab the free Fight for Sanctuary DLC as well but save that one until the very end.
  12. The Halo Anniversary looks awesome! Improved visuals really gave that one a kick.
  13. I've never played Bioshock 1 or 2 but I did give Infinite a try once when XBOX gave away that game as a Games with Gold thing. What little I played of Infinite I liked but I've been holding off until I could play the first two just in case the story line is tied together.
  14. I didn't do a video but got some pics. Air*Sea Battle needs some TLC. Everything works and after a few minutes... the 360 cleaned up nicely. I also repaired the memory card flap (spring was still inside). Updates took a few minutes, though. Controller is my old 3rd-party wired controller that has issues so I'm going to have to track down some new/newer ones (wireless maybe?). I'm not a fan of Kinect but I might find some use for it. Forza Motorsport 4 I believe uses it. Included hard drive is a 20 GB model which will allow me to finally play games I own that require the hard drive...finally! Thanks you StormSurge!
  15. Once a year one of the largest gaming events sets the stage of what's to come. And XBOX has always put on a good showing with exclusives, releases of popular game franchises, XBOX firsts and much more. This year the concept behind XBOX's E3 show seems to be more about finally bridging the gap between console and PC gamers. But more on that later. Here are the highlights I found most interesting ... so far. Sega is bringing one of the most popular RPG franchises of all time to the XBOX One console and PC. Phantasy Star originally started on the Master System decades ago and has since been declared one of Japan's best role playing games for a lot of reasons. And most RPGs today got their influence from Sega's RPG franchise. Unlike Phantasy Star releases before it, Phantasy Star Online 2 on XBOX One is getting released first in the western part of the world. Offering cross-platform gaming between XBOX One and PC gamers Phantasy Star Online 2 looks to be setting the stage and standards for other RPGs to follow sometime in 2020. Forza has been XBOX's response to PlayStation's Gran Turismo series since the original XBOX console. It has since reached seven Motorsport releases and spawned four Horizon releases. Considered one of the best simulated racing/driving games Forza Horizon 4 is getting a rather unusual expansion pack. Forza and Lego have teamed up to offer the Forza Horizon experience on a Lego brick level. Next week, Forza Horizon 4 gets a Lego expansion pack called Lego Speed Champions. What impressed me about this was what was presented on XBOX's E3 stage during the expansion reveal. Check out this image below. That, my friends, is a life-size replica of a McClaren Senna that made it's debut appearance during the Forza Horizon 4 expansion pack revealing with working lights and doors open. That's some impressive work. Halo is coming back but not how you would expect. Along with game releases XBOX revealed a new console code named Project Scarlett. A video introducing the starts of Halo Infinite was shown. A few more game trailers and then the new console was mentioned. The new XBOX is slated for a holiday 2020 release with Halo Infinite being released with it. While there may not be a new Halo coming to XBOX One there is one coming next year for those that plan to pick up the new XBOX next year. The one reveal that I was waiting on the most was Gearbox's Borderlands 3 showing which showed more game play footage. Revealed at the end of the trailer was final proof that turned a rumor into a reality. Owners of Borderlands 2 (Steam) and Borderlands the Handsome Jack Collection (XBOX/PS) received a new DLC expansion called "Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary" that ties the story line between Borderlands 2 and the upcoming Borderlands 3 game. This expansion DLC is available for free from now (June 9) until July 8. The expansion includes a new weapon tier beyond Legendary and the character level cap has been upped to 80. New players to Borderlands 2 will automatically be bumped up to level 30 to enjoy the new DLC. Also, XBOX One owners can now get Borderlands Handsome Jack Collection for free. What better time to dig into the Borderlands series than now? One thing that XBOX has been committed to for a while now is creating a friendly online gaming experience no matter how or what you play whether it be a computer game or on an XBOX console. XBOX Game Pass is XBOX's way of getting to play games without having to pay for each game. Similar to how Netflix relates to movies Game Pass allows XBOX owners to download and play over 100 games through a subscription service. If you like the game and wish to purchase it while it part of the Game Pass service you can at a discounted price. This year at E3, Game Pass is now available for Windows PC so PC and XBOX gamers can play together in a cross platform atmosphere. $15 per month nets a Live Gold, XBOX Game Pass, and XBOX Game Pass for Windows all in one package deal. Not a bad price considering just the Game Pass alone on XBOX is $10 a month. Other highlights include a new Minecraft spin-off called Minecraft Dungeons. From what footage I watched it seemed like a Diablo-style game done in the art style of Minecraft. Up to 4 players will be able to join a co-op and go exploring. For those that like scary games there was footage shown on a new game called Blair Witch. Too scary for me. And Keanu Reeves made an appearance to showcase a game he is in called Cyberpunk 2077 which looked like a lot of fun! Those were my favorite highlights of E3 on June 9th. If you watched it be sure to share your favorite highlights as I would love to hear your thoughts and favorites about what was shown.
  16. Pretty cool Galaga reviews. I prefer Galaxian myself but Galaga is a good one, too. Even if it is the NES version I am liking the My Arcade Retro Cabs. I don't have Galaga yet but I did find a couple of Data East My Arcade units on clearance and picked them up. Bad Dudes and Karate Champ. Games I didn't play much during the NES days but are finding fun as these mini arcade games. I received Galaxian Micro Arcade for my birthday. I love it!
  17. E3 XBOX Streaming starts tomorrow! What I'm excited about is Gearbox being present. As I've mentioned before Gearbox is suppose to be releasing a new DLC for Borderlands 2. It was originally just a rumor but Steam leaked the DLC a couple of days ago. The DLC was said to be free on PC...I'm only hoping it carries over to the consoles as well. It would be stupid not to give consoles the DLC. More will be mentioned on their Twitch channel tomorrow during the E3 show. It starts at 2 PM USA Central Time. I've already got Gearbox and XBOX live feed webpages up and waiting. XBOX briefing starts at 3PM USA Central Time. I'm all "geared" up and ready to go! For Borderlands 3: https://www.twitch.tv/borderlands For XBOX fans: https://mixer.com/Xbox?vod=105264996
  18. I tried emulation but spent all my missiles first go trying to find that darn gun button. Found it after I died. Lol.
  19. Awesome stuff, Control Issues. I'm not a huge fan of Halo either. I'm more of a Borderlands person. My wife and I play that game religiously. Sports titles? Naa...but I do enjoy a good game of Tennis and Virtua Tennis (DC) and RS Tennis (2600 & 5200) are good games. I've recently been enjoying Rocket League and is probably the only sports game that I can say is a LOT of fun. I just can't pull off the same skills that I've seen others do in that game. Dreamcast? Most of the games on that Generation Disc are top-notch. You might try to keep an eye out for any Official Dreamcast Magazine discs as well. Some had full games on them where the magazine discs are the only way to get them. I love Genesis and have fond memories of the Master System...but I believe Dreamcast remains by favorite Sega system of all-time.
  20. I'm trying to use the Handy emulator and it keeps coming back that the game downloaded from here is fake. I guess I need to try another emulator. Nevermind...fixed it. Fake lynx boot file.
  21. Thanks for the comments, guys. It was hard for me to decide between a few of them for equal play time. I have Ken Siders' Q*Bert 7800 port and it's a fantastic game! But I tried to stick with official releases on this list. I may do a homebrew one later once I get a few in my collection if I decide to get more. And Ballblazer would have made the list easily taking the number 2 spot for it's fun and original play style but I don't own a copy of that one yet. I have Donkey Kong Junior and One on One, neither of which I'm a huge fan of. While I enjoy the game I just don't get into Donkey Kong arcade games much...but I enjoy Donkey Kong Country on the SNES. I'll have to give One on One another go sometime. At present time it is my very least played game along with Hat Trick. I have Joust, Dig Dug, PP II and a few others as well but I played PP II so much in the past that it sort of became the 7800's "Combat" in my opinion. Still a great game though. Joust? I prefer the 5200 version over the 7800 version. Graphics are better on the 7800 but the sounds impress me more on the 5200. Dig Dug? The 7800 is spot on but...it's Dig Dug. Sounds again I prefer on the 5200 version more. Those games I play more on the 5200 than the 7800. I'm curious to see who else reads this and chimes in with their favorites that I made have missed.
  22. Well, I don't have gear to capture or live feed anything in the 8-bit range...nor anything to capture HDMI output...but maybe I can get the wife to agree to a live feed of us playing Borderlands or Borderlands 2 with me on the 360 and her on the XBOX One. We found a loop hole in XBOX's Live service where one of us can have gold and play multiplayer on two different XBOX consoles. That might be possible. I just know while we are playing we might not be able to keep an eye on any live chat questions or anything. That might be doable if she is comfortable enough to do it.
  23. Awesome stuff, Creeper! That memory card is a 251...it will hold lots of stuff. I'm using a 59 block memory card which Animal Crossing hogs the whole thing. Depending on the kinds of games you like to play GameCube has some decent titles. I'd keep an eye out for Metroid Prime, F-Zero (Sega made it!), and for a relaxing game, if you come across it, keep an eye out for Harvest Moon Magical Melody. You can do a lot in that game at your own pace. Need for Speed Most Wanted is not bad but the graphics look too Playstation-ish for my tastes. NFS Carbon rocks on that console! Let's see, that's an adventure game, racing games, strategy game...you need something arcade-ish. I believe Namco did a museum compilation for it. Platforms? I have not played any of the Mario games except for Paper Mario which was really cool. Zelda, of course, is on that console in many flavors. You might find the Intellivision Lives compilation on that system as well. Super Monkey Ball is odd but fun but I would recommend the Super Monkey Ball 2. It has more mini-games on it. If you can't find any local their are online options at least. GameCube games, however, are rising in value so any you find in the wild fairly cheap I would grab them up even if it would give you a duplicate or two. Duplicates you can use to trade or sell to help advance your GC collection. And those controllers, if they are original Nintendo GC controllers, are hard to destroy. It's OK StormSurge. It would be hard to do notes for all of them. I still have the notes you sent me when I modded your VCS. They are in a lock box to stay safe. Mine should be here on Monday (fingers crossed) provided Missouri doesn't get washed off the freakin' map.
  24. I'm just going to put this right out there without any introduction (I'll save that for another related article) and pick the 10 games I play most on the 7800 in the small collection I have which is now at 16 games. We start with number 10. 10. Centipede Mom's favorite...but on the 5200. She tried playing the 7800 version when I got the system and a few games for Christmas around 1990. I have to admit that even though it gets more play time than others it doesn't quite capture everything I enjoy about the 5200 version. Never the less the 7800 Centipede is a rock-solid title full of all the bug killing envy anyone would wish to do. It's very colorful, sounds are OK, controls are done well. Visuals are a bit different than the 5200 version but once the game play starts the difference is quickly overlooked. And Spidey still needs to go decaf. 9. Dark Chambers Dark Chambers was Atari's attempt at making a Gauntlet clone without having to pay for a license. That's my opinionated theory about Dark Chambers. This adventure game features levels that are lettered from A to Z giving the game over 20 levels to explore and conquer. Graphics look good, sounds are appropriate, levels are colorful, controls are solid, and the enemies can be a handful. Along the way the player gets to pick up items to help maintain health, increase weapon power, and a few other things. No 7800 player should be without this game in their library. This game is also on the 2600 and XEGS/A8 computers. 8. Choplifter I have to admit that my first encounter with Choplifter was with Sega's remake of the game for its Master System. When I played Choplifter on the 7800 for the first time a few years ago I was taken by surprise how much more basic the game was. But this is the way the game was originally designed and not the way Sega did it. This game can be challenging and unforgiving to those who don't know what to expect. Very colorful, sounds are awesome, controls are very responsive. Watch out for those tanks while rescuing people, though, as they can take you down in no time. 7. Xevious Xevious was originally not one of my favorites mainly because I had no clue what I was suppose to do or if there was an end to it. But the more I played it the more I enjoyed the game. And the only way I ever played the game was on the 7800. Sounds are really good with great control options and visuals are impressive. It's hard for me to not spend hours on this game once I decide I want to play it. The only downfall is if the standard 7800 controller is the only controller option available Xevious can cause cramps in a matter of minutes. For this game I recommend a game pad of some sort or even splurge on the 7800's EuroPad controller. Those are way better options for this game than what the 7800 came with in the USA. 6. Robotron: 2084 I'm just going to call it Robotron for short. Robotron remains the one game on the system that can showcase its graphical power. While it is a simple game there is so much going on that it can be considered a chaotic madhouse. Seriously, there's all kinds of things going on to distract the player and yet the 7800 never slows down or breaks a sweat. It is games like this that made the 7800 different from the other consoles of the time. Sounds, graphics, and controls are spot-on in my opinion. Great game. Pick it up if found. 5. Food Fight Food Fight was one I questioned as soon as I unwrapped it that Christmas morning I got a 7800. It was the last one I tried but easily became a favorite. It would have had a lot more game play if not for the hand cramps caused by the standard 7800 controllers. Even then it remains hard to put down. There's something fun about throwing food at chefs. It never gets old. And if a round is played great the game treats with an instant replay. The only game I know to do this. I've also noticed that after playing a game it will use that instant replay for a demonstration until the system is turned off. Good graphics, sounds, and controls are good. 4. Commando Out of the NES and 7800 versions of this game I prefer the 7800. It simply performs better in my opinion. It's also seems a bit easier to play than the NES version. Graphics and sounds are amazing and the controls are responsive. If there was a game made to showcase how much better the 7800 could be over the NES I would put this game on that list. If this is missing from a 7800 player's game library keep an eye out for it. This one should not be missed. 3. Galaga Some may question this game being high on this list but this is one of the most-played games on my 7800. This was also the first game I tried that Christmas morning I unwrapped a 7800. I prefer Galaxian over Galaga but I enjoy this game the most on the 7800. The game play starts out easy but after awhile the game really speeds up which increases the challenge factor. Graphics are good, sounds are OK, controls are good. A solid 7800 title no 7800 owner should be without. This is a common title so it should be easy to find. 2. Ms. Pac-Man Out of all of the ports of the queen of video games I've played the 7800 port of Ms. Pac-Man is probably the only one that is the closest to the arcade. The sounds are amazing considering they are coming from the 2-channel limitations of TIA, even surpassing the same game on the 2600. The colors are right, the graphics are detailed, the ghost AI is spot-on, and the speed is just right. This is the only title on the 7800 I can enjoy playing using the standard 7800 controller without much fatigue. And the most played game on my 7800 is ... (drum roll)... 1. Asteroids Asteroids on the 7800 is the most played game in my library. I just can't get enough of those 3D-like boulders and the small space sounds that randomly call out. And lots of memories playing this game on two-player with a friend where we would just fly around in every direction to see how long we could last without shooting anything. We would always laugh out loud when we would collide with an asteroid flying full speed. Who said you had to play by the rules? I absolutely love the graphics and sounds in this game and it is a 40-plus year old concept that never gets old. There's just something mesmerizing about blowing up asteroids and alien saucers. And that ends my top 10 7800 games. I like every game I have for the 7800 but these are the ones I go to the most. I'm not big on Donkey Kong or his son and I'm not that interested in sports although I find Hat Trick a fun, if not supped up, version of Pong even if it is suppose to be hockey. And Ballblazer? A LOT of fun with that game...I simply lack that game in my library. I'm sure as I acquire more games for the system that what gets played the most may change. But no matter what when I think about the 7800 I immediately think about Asteroids.
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