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Male, 33, United Kingdom

Fri 17th April, 2009

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antonvaltaz commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

I loved my Master System! Wanted one through the late '80s as my wealthier friends seemed to all have one. Eventually upgraded my ZX Spectrum to an SMS... in 1992! Yeah, we weren't exactly cutting edge in our house...



antonvaltaz commented on Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pac...:

@Peach64 I expect it will be available for that much pretty soon. Nowhere except the official Nintendo site ever sells things at full RRP.

In fact the original Nintendo Land bundle is still at £299.99 on Ninty's site, presumably as that was its original price and they couldn't be bothered to change it....



antonvaltaz commented on Feature: The Castlevania That Konami Doesn't W...:

@TheRealThanos Oh I agree completely. Big Amiga fan here. Which is why it was such a travesty that most arcade and console ports on the machine were so awful... companies like Capcom and Konami generally farmed out conversion duties to rubbishy UK development teams and the results were usually atrocious.



antonvaltaz commented on Job Cuts Hit Sega's London Office:

Somewhat tangential bit of pointless trivia:

I recently discovered that Sega Europe was actually the successor company of Mastertronic, pioneers of the cheapie £1.99 budget games for 8-bit computers in the UK in the early 1980s.

True story.



antonvaltaz commented on Video: This LEGO The Hobbit Launch Trailer Pre...:

"The game features events from the first two films of the trilogy, and we'd bet all of Smaug's gold that another title will follow to cash in on this years final cinema release."

Nintendo Force magazine claimed that the third film content would be in the form of DLC.



antonvaltaz commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

@Warruz My guess is that Yoshi's Island on the SNES used the Super FX chip, which would be a load more emulation programming work for very few games.

Whereas the GBA version of Yoshi's Island probably runs on the 'standard' GBA emulation they've developed for the Wii U. So no extra programming work required.



antonvaltaz commented on 3D After Burner II Is Jetting Towards The Japa...:

Does anyone know if 3D Galaxy Force II is based on the arcade or the Mega Drive?

Edit: Never mind, found out it is based on the arcade. That means After Burner will be the fourth of Sega's '80s quasi-3D arcade games to hit the 3DS! Am just hoping that we get Out Run next...