Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 69

Thread: RoundUp 040 - Wink Martindale Has My Hair

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    3,955
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Fuck us, Geoff was the talent in that interview.

    It is always funny talking to someone of that generation. You never know if they are squeaky clean or a regular Don Rickles. And you never know what modern references they are up on or could bury you with. We really enjoyed talking to Geoff and are pleased to pass it along to you.
    Retrogaming Roundup Co-host and host of the Hardware Flashback.

    Follow us on Facebook!

    Email me with your hardware problems to be answered on the air; techquestions@retrogamingroundup.com

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    258

    Default

    Geoff Edwards was amazing. What a neat interview. One of my favorite video game memories in being on vacation with my parents. We were back at the hotel room so they could rest and my brother an I were bored. We found a rerun on Starcade on. Bliss!

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    4,403
    Blog Entries
    45

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by random_dave View Post
    Wondering about your skewed Sheffield listening figures, now it could be that there's still a lot of Just Micros/Gremlin Graphics folks/fans that listen to the show, or perhaps it's more of the fine folk at Sumo (although if they are noones mentioned that they've heard me submit the odd bit of news)
    That could be a factor, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by random_dave View Post
    my phone automatically checks for new podcasts every 8 hours and whilst on my house wifi, often, especially with long podcasts that take a while to download I leave the house, and cut off the wifi. This means it has to do it again later, I reckon i could easily rack up a few extra hits a month like that! ;-)
    I would presume that for everyone in Sheffield that does that, there is somebody, if not two people, in London that do it too.
    Before you insult a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you insult him, you'll be a mile away, and have his shoes.
    Jamesonline.net
    RetroGaming RoundUp
    Follow us on Facebook

  4. #24
    random_dave Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by miner2049er View Post
    I would presume that for everyone in Sheffield that does that, there is somebody, if not two people, in London that do it too.
    I was assuming they'd have bankers wage speedy phones and super speed city southern broadband and would suffer far less of my mining-class network dropouts, but i see how your reasoning is sensible

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    162

    Default

    It was nice to hear about the pedal controller in the top 10, something I don't think I knew existed until around 2004. Interestingly, that controller received something of a minor revival (in a niche within a niche) when AtariAge started to carry it for use with homebrew games like Thrust+: http://atariage.com/store/index.php?...ct_detail&p=37 (sadly, it looks like they no longer carry the pedal controller). I reviewed Thrust+ Platinum edition circa 2004 and discussed its use with the foot pedals: http://www.armchairarcade.com/aamain...php?article.41 .

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    4,403
    Blog Entries
    45

    Default

    I imagine it would work pretty well with a game like that, or 1985 on the C64.

    It was a really well built thing too.
    Before you insult a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you insult him, you'll be a mile away, and have his shoes.
    Jamesonline.net
    RetroGaming RoundUp
    Follow us on Facebook

  7. #27

    Default

    I was wondering if anyone has played the game Revs on the C64 with an analogue controller. It has some very smooth scrolling through a 3D cockpit display which was quite impressive at the time, but is the only game I can think of offhand that really cries out for one. Using the standard digital joystick is a frustrating process of slowly moving the steering through its range of possible motion. Has anyone found a way to to use this game properly on an emulator, either with a mouse or an analogue stick on the PC?

  8. #28

    Default

    I was a little surprised to hear the Quickshot 2 being described as an accurate microswitched device. The original models all used leaf switches that snapped very quickly due to their design. Microswitches didn't arrive until the Quickshot 2 Turbo (the one with the red base). This made the old floppy stick much more useful as the travel wasn't so vague. Not a great all rounder for me but it did see use with flight sims where it seemed more appropriate (and left a hand free for keyboard controls). I'd have thrown the Comp Pro (microswitched, naturally) into the 2600's slot though

    Do we get a follow up 'worst controller' slot?

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    3,955
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    That just jogged my memory on a stick that I forgot about. I had one for a flight sim, it was black and red, and had a big dial to adjust tension. It could range anywhere from impossible to move to floppy, I can't recall the brand or model.
    Retrogaming Roundup Co-host and host of the Hardware Flashback.

    Follow us on Facebook!

    Email me with your hardware problems to be answered on the air; techquestions@retrogamingroundup.com

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    384

    Default

    Great show guys, especially the Geoff Edwards interview. He NEEDS to be at CGE next year. I want to take part in a new Starcade!

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Retro Gaming RoundUp