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General Questions and Information Thread was More requests/B-Club, PSIV, and some game ID for now :/

#766 User is offline Pirate Dragon 

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 23 December 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

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View PostGryson, on 29 November 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

Anybody ever heard of this one?

There was a Mega Drive TV show in Japan for a short time in 1990 called Hiroko Moriguchi's Mega Kids TV.

It's not clear how many episodes there were. This site talks about the first two:

http://segamania.net...4/bn081001.html

It mostly seems unrelated to the Mega Drive and focuses more on promoting singer Hiroko Moriguchi. The first episode featured some short Darwin 4081 gameplay at the end, and the second episode featured a Phantasy Star 3 skit and music by the SST Band.

Here is a clip from the first episode (nothing related to the MD...):

https://www.youtube....h?v=YjZ9Rv0Qx60

I discovered it from some coverage in Beep! MD: https://retrocdn.net...-05.pdf&page=12


Had a quick look and made a Moriguchi Hiroko no Mega Kids TV page:

https://retrocdn.net...-07.pdf&page=72

Got some air dates. Could be a struggle to find footage though.


Have a bus/van thing.



The guy who uploaded the Game Toshokan stuff to youtube is now uploading episodes of this show. Such a foresightful archiver ...

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Rip them. Put them on the wiki. Like what Eggfan is doing with The Zone.

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View PostPirate Dragon, on 07 January 2019 - 08:48 PM, said:

The guy who uploaded the Game Toshokan stuff to youtube is now uploading episodes of this show. Such a foresightful archiver ...


Wow, thanks for posting this! These are incredible (incredibly bad) to watch.

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Word on the street is Nintendo forced developers to use "brighter" graphics for the Game Boy Advance, in an attempt to get around the lack of a backlit screen.

Are there any official development guidelines that explicitly state this? It would be a nice thing to verify.


We have Dreamcast development guidelines somewhere - Sega dictated that A+B+X+Y+Start should reset a game (and in most cases it does).

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 09 January 2019 - 03:48 PM, said:

Word on the street is Nintendo forced developers to use "brighter" graphics for the Game Boy Advance, in an attempt to get around the lack of a backlit screen.

If this is true, I'm curious how Castlevania: Circle of the Moon managed to get around it. It was a launch game, and was so dark as to be all but unplayable on the original GBA.

I wouldn't be surprised if this were an internal requirement Nintendo placed on their own first- and maybe second-party studios, and not a mandate for all developers.

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What type of cabinet is this? It might not be Sega, but the marquee makes me curious.
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That would be a Super Megalo 2 (although it oculd be a Euro Megalo depending on where you are).


My understanding of arcade games is that as part of the package, you'd get a set of marquees and instructions for whatever cabinet you were using. These things were pretty much made to order.

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 09 January 2019 - 03:48 PM, said:

Word on the street is Nintendo forced developers to use "brighter" graphics for the Game Boy Advance, in an attempt to get around the lack of a backlit screen.

Are there any official development guidelines that explicitly state this? It would be a nice thing to verify.

There are certainly games with specific modes to change the palettes because of this. Sonic Advance 3 is one: http://info.sonicret...Palette_Options

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Leaving this here with no context:

https://m.youtube.co...joFnF3YGuKfieBg

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Holy shit, that's hilarious. Is that official?

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Yeah, it is.

It's a parody of virtual YouTuber Ai Kizuna. It's to promote House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.

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View PostJaxTH, on 07 January 2019 - 11:04 PM, said:

Rip them. Put them on the wiki. Like what Eggfan is doing with The Zone.

And I'm just about done. I've exhausted all the content I've found on youtube, with still plenty of missing episodes.

Is it possible to add the review scores from The Zone to Retro's review score aggregater? I was trying to figure out how to do it, but wasn't getting very far, probably because it was built for page numbers and pdf scans, and not videos and time stamps.

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Does anybody know what happened to all the old internal SEGA tech once they were rendered obsolete? Like, did they scrap/recycle/dismantle/sell off the old clunky Digitizers or are they all just gathering dust in some forgotten SEGA storage facility?

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View Postdoc eggfan, on 14 January 2019 - 08:55 AM, said:

View PostJaxTH, on 07 January 2019 - 11:04 PM, said:

Rip them. Put them on the wiki. Like what Eggfan is doing with The Zone.

And I'm just about done. I've exhausted all the content I've found on youtube, with still plenty of missing episodes.

Is it possible to add the review scores from The Zone to Retro's review score aggregater? I was trying to figure out how to do it, but wasn't getting very far, probably because it was built for page numbers and pdf scans, and not videos and time stamps.

We were planning to change how reviews are handled, so you might want to wait until it's decided what we're doing. Video reviews are something that needs keeping in mind though (maybe we need a "videoref" template).

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I'd suggest doing as you are now - have the scores listed on the The Zone page.

I would imagine a videoref template would look like

{{videoref|zone|1}}


Although I kinda feel like we should have timestamps, and I'm conscious that if a new rip comes along, all the timings will be thrown out of whack.


It's also not quite as simple as just television shows. I'd like to think, for example, there's footage of at least one Sega E3 conference out there. And advertisements - can't forget those.

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