Dave Beans

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from SpectrumFX in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from SpectrumFX in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Craig in Best Songs of the Eighties   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Craig in Best Songs of the Eighties   
    A quite incredible bass line..
     
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Craig in Best Songs of the Eighties   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from SpectrumFX in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in 1990s music   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Alonso Quijano in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    People jubbing off to the fact that the removal of EU roaming charges were an EU invention... They weren't.  It all stems from the INTUG & OCED
    http://leavehq.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=182
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    Dave Beans reacted to The Generation Game in Netflix/Amazon Prime bargain bin shitty movies   
    My lovefilm list was a bounty of new films, Oscar-winning foreign language films (when I became jaded by seeing the same Hollywood story over and over again) and old classics that I'd never seen. 
    I knocked it on the head when Amazon (deliberately) bumped the price up massively. 
    You are right that the current offerings are a smorgasbord of straight-to-video crap and films that look like they were made in someone's bedroom over a weekend. 
    I was intrigued by the first episode of Jack Ryan but, on reflection (having caught Platoon on ITV4 last night), it is just more vacuous crap in the same way as the last Rambo film. 
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Alonso Quijano in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    People jubbing off to the fact that the removal of EU roaming charges were an EU invention... They weren't.  It all stems from the INTUG & OCED
    http://leavehq.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=182
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    Dave Beans reacted to Captain Cavey in 2018   
    Another vote for Royksopp. This remix is sublime 
    And if you are into obscure Icelandic music, how about all female rap - Reykjavíkurdætur
     
     
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from stokiescum in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    I'm not going to rub it in, in any way, but I've got a shit load of hair.  I'm constantly getting comments about how lush and thick it is (watch it all fall out next week)...
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, price upto £20   
    Wasn't the 360 HD-DVD only?  I had a CDI about 25 years ago...Nothing really was much out of it...
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JoeDavola in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, price upto £20   
    This was all pre-ebay, so I'd managed to source games and consoles (preferably bundles) and then split them up, and bung adverts up in the freeads papers.  Not bad money for a 15 year old.  Stunt Race FX was another that used that Nintendo chip.  As games were so expensive back in "those days", you'd be determined to complete.  Now that games are ten a penny, you're less likely to now.  I remember when I had a SNES Floppy Copier (The Super Wildcard), it seemed to take the magic out of it, especially as you had 100 games on tap..
    Another innovation at the time, was the Micro Machines cartridge on the Megadrive, which has two gamepad ports built into the cartridge...a rather ingenious way of getting around the need of the expensive multiplayer adapter... 
    I might have to go and have a look at those doccos..
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JoeDavola in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, price upto £20   
    This was all pre-ebay, so I'd managed to source games and consoles (preferably bundles) and then split them up, and bung adverts up in the freeads papers.  Not bad money for a 15 year old.  Stunt Race FX was another that used that Nintendo chip.  As games were so expensive back in "those days", you'd be determined to complete.  Now that games are ten a penny, you're less likely to now.  I remember when I had a SNES Floppy Copier (The Super Wildcard), it seemed to take the magic out of it, especially as you had 100 games on tap..
    Another innovation at the time, was the Micro Machines cartridge on the Megadrive, which has two gamepad ports built into the cartridge...a rather ingenious way of getting around the need of the expensive multiplayer adapter... 
    I might have to go and have a look at those doccos..
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    Dave Beans reacted to JoeDavola in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, price upto £20   
    Yes I remember those consoles, they were so expensive I didn't know anyone posh enough to have them
    Yep Goldeneye is my favorite game and I'm currently on the waiting list for one of the hideously expensive (well...130 quid) HDMI mods that are hand-made by some bloke for the N64...apparently makes a huge difference to how the N64 looks on an HDMI TV. Love Mario Kart too but happy to emulate! I try and get a crowd of mates around a few times a year for a wee evening of multiplayer retro gaming, great fun.
    Some interesting documentaries on YouTube that go over the history of the Virtua series on the mega drive and the FX chip games (e.g. Starfox) on the SNES - the reason the carts were so expensive of course was that they had additional chips on them that were essentially little 'graphics accelerators' built in to the cartridge.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JoeDavola in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, price upto £20   
    By the time I was in my mid teens, I had pretty much every console available.  Remember the CD32, 3DO or Neo Geo? I used to buy & sell consoles & games, and do OK out of it.  Five years later, I barely touched any....I have played the odd modern game, but I'm no longer a fanatic... I've got a PS3 under my TV, that I haven't touched for years (well, actually I got a second hand copy of Gran Turismo about three years ago).  I think I just got bored on playing the same game with overly fancy graphics engines, but with poor gameplay.  I also got sick of the developers constantly rehashing the same old shit games for each new console that came out.  For me, I'd rather play Goldeneye on the N64 or Mario Kart on the SNES.  Not on an emulator mind! For me, it has to be on the actual machine.
    I remember when Virtua Racing came out on the Megadrive.  It was £70.  I think that was the same price for Super Street Fighter II on the SNES.  Some of the Neo Geo games could easily weigh in at £250.  The mid 90s were heady days for gaming..