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Friday, March 16, 2012

The Obligatory 'Sorry For No Posts' Post

What's that sound I hear? Oh, it's the sound of nothing. It appears I haven't posted anything to this corner of the internet for about a month. Sorry about that. The usual culprits are to blame; education, work, life in general etc. I wish I had the time for this right now, but it's becoming quite hard.
But I just want to start off and verify that I'm in fact, not dead. Now that that is out of the way, what's going on in my retro like life? Not a lot, but like herpes the love for retro never leaves. I did buy a Nintendo 64 and an Atari 2600 though, oh wait I posted that already. AH, I tried to fix the Atari because it didn't work! Oh wait, damn. I posted that as well. Well, I did leave that on a lame cliffhanger, but a cliffhanger none the less. I didn't in fact try and solder the connections again for about another fortnight because life got in the way. I did get to it eventually though, and it didn't help anything.
The problem is the internet doesn't offer much help in regards to the Junior model (which I have) but is plentiful on the original fat models. The structure of the variances are suppose to be similar, but my tech skills aren't that high. I could try and follow a guide on a fat model with my Junior, but it would be like... er...
My analogies suck this evening.

It currently resides on my table... silently mocking me.
Moving on. A catch up post wouldn't be complete without mention of shit I've brought.

I should start off by mentioning that the copy of Zelda isn't mine, it's currently on loan from a friend. Considering I've never been a fan of anything fantasy, I have a hard time bringing myself to play it usually. Like, I do enjoy it, but it's not on my priority to play it that much. It's a great time waster everything now and again don't get me wrong, but it's just not my type of game.
Both Quake 2 and Wipeout 64 seem great from what I've played so far, but I keep forgetting to buy a memory pack for my N64. Annoying in perspective, but I'll get there eventually.
Road Rash is just awesome though. Out of all the retro games I've played this last month, this is what I've been playing the most. Just the concept of riding motorbikes at high speeds down highways while bashing your opponents with crow bars and by flykicking them in the face... is just awesome. I've never played anything like that before. Also Soundgarden being in the soundtrack will always earn brownie points.


  1. The Australian Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is so much nicer in the gold cart! The UK only got the standard grey coloured one.

  2. I think we may have gotten the grey carts as well, not quite sure.

  3. Hi mate,

    Good to see you back in action. :)

    Road Rash is awesome!

  4. Hey buddy. And yeah, I agree. I don't think I've ever played a game like that on PSone before.