entertaining computer game reviewers

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  1. gazra_1971

    gazra_1971 Knights of Legend

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    My favourite computer game reviewer (journalist) is an Australian guy who uses the internet handle NichBoy. Here is his recent Let's Play review of American Truck Simulator which I find very amusing:

    [YOUTUBE]N_pKOlyEwhY[/YOUTUBE]
     
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  2. FDR4PREZ

    FDR4PREZ Established Member

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    That's pretty neat.

    And it all started back in 1983 when Truckin' was released for the Intellivision gaming console

    My how graphics have improved in 30+ years :p

    [YOUTUBE]8GxbpjHIwAI[/YOUTUBE]
     
  3. Gehennis

    Gehennis Established Member

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    One of the rare Imagic games I wanted and never got (the other was Tropical Troubles- I piked up Star Strike instead- a major mistake :() Ah, the memories...
     
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    FDR4PREZ Established Member

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    Yeah, I never had Truckin' either, but I wanted it.

    I did have both Star Strike and Tropical Trouble.

    I've recently gotten a Raspberry Pi 2 running RetroPie, which is a frontend for various retro console emulators.

    Garza - sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread.
     
  5. gazra_1971

    gazra_1971 Knights of Legend

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    I've never even heard of the Intellivision before! I grew up with the Atari 2600, the Commodore 64, and Amiga.

    This is NichBoy's best video so far (it is a little long-winded but definitely worth wading through for the brilliant interactions between NichBoy and John! Make sure that you watch until the very end of the video because the best moment occurs after the end credits):

    [YOUTUBE]g80zJ5ogJ8g[/YOUTUBE]
     
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  6. Gehennis

    Gehennis Established Member

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    I too had the 2600 and C64 but never heard of the Intellivison (or Intellivision II)? Check out some of the old Intellivision ads featuring George Plimpton- I would have thought everyone knew about what I consider to be the first console war :) While the 2600 had Adventure the Intellivision had actual licensed D&D games like Cloudy Mountain and the Treasure of Tarmin, a 256 level dungeon that I actually made it down to the very last level one time...
     
  7. FDR4PREZ

    FDR4PREZ Established Member

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    I had Channel F - the first real cartridge based console, and then Intellivision.

    I'd imagine that the Intellivision was not widely known in Australia, but I know there are a few Intellivision fans there.

    There is a huge retro scene for these old consoles. And the latest rave is to get a Raspberry Pi and install RetroPie on it, which is a frontend for console emulators and many of the real controllers are supported, too.
     
  8. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Administrator

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    I had a Colecovision (a generation after the 2600 and Intellivision, played all 2600 games) as well as a z-80 based Australian computer, then the Commodore 64.

    You must have been pretty young Gazra - Intellivision was by no means huge, but it was the only competitor the 2600 had (except maybe things like the TRS-80).
     
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    Another blast from the past- heck, it might be easier for me to list the systems I didn't have... :)
     
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    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    I really enjoy watching Alchestbreach review mods and games, I've even gotten caught up in a few of his playthroughs of Fallout New Vegas.
     
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