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About mr_bogus

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    N-Europe Forum Aficionado
  • Birthday 02/08/75

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  • Location
    West Midlands, UK
  • Interests
    Games, music, music
  • Occupation
    Musician & games/educational sim programmer


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES, SNES, N64, Cube, Wii, Wii U, GBC, GBA SP, GB micro, DS lite, 3DS, Virtual Boy.
  • Other Systems Owned
    PS1, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox360, PS3, PSP.
  • Favourite Game?
    Crazy Taxi 1
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  1. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    ...what have I just witnessed? I feel possibly even more confused than Q when he's trying to understand human empathy. Guess at least I can tick "see Garrett Wang in his underwear" off the bucket list now.
  2. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    I'm halfway through S7 now, missed most of that season back in the day (it was the year I moved to UK). Some good episodes but a fair amount of filler too. Then they suddenly reach the last episode and "oh crap we have to finish it now, and we only have a double episode left... um...
  3. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    I'm picturing Desert Bus in space.
  4. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    I still remember seeing that one for the first time in the 90s when it was screening, and chatting to friends afterwards about how cool those scenes were and how cool it would be to see more of it. Then the next season it actually happened and we were so excited.
  5. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    Indeed. Considering how much Plummer disliked the prosthetics/makeup for the movie, it's fantastic that he went through it again to act out so much more footage for the game. Ignoring the stretched aspect ratio, have a look him once again giving it his all in this performance:
  6. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    This has been my most regular issue with pretty much the whole of Season 3. I understand Michael is the main character, but do they really need to make her wear all the hats in every episode, ignoring other crew members (or characters they've met) who are so much more suited to the task? The scriptwriters also tend to forget any trouble or demotions she got before, and constantly reward her for being irresponsible, going against Federation orders, and spontaneously putting everyone's lives in danger... yet Saru, a fantastic captain who upheld the Federation's rubric whenever possible, lost his chair to her (despite her being stripped of her rank as Number One just a few episodes prior to that). The scriptwriters really don't seem to have thought about the bigger picture from episode to episode.
  7. Having learned bass parts in the past - either to play on actual bass guitar or on keys (yep I've played keyboard bass in bands, pitchforks lighter fluid and matches are on the shelf to your left) - I really appreciate when the bass player does something interesting that really makes the song. Compare some RHCP or Black Sabbath basslines, to ones where they just follow the guitar chords (glances over at Metallica) Quite a few successful pop songs over the years too, I've discovered the bass line has really made the song (Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins, Crush by Jennifer Paige and In Your Eyes by Kylie are ones that spring to mind... I'm sure there's more modern examples too) Here's the start of a Flea youtube spiral to get an idea what I mean...
  8. So turns out it was an easy fix for the Scarlett, MacOS Catalina by default sets the bitrate from the default 48Khz down to 44Khz which makes it freeze. So all fixed and up running with the Scarlett + Macbook + Logic again Have used PreSonus Studio One at a colleague's house, it's great. Really straightforward and intuitive UI/UX, even not being familiar with the software I could find my way around it really easily and figure out what was going on.
  9. Thank you! Shameless plug time, here's the product of the Yamaha piano and Korg synth:
  10. Oops, the link disappeared Edited & added!
  11. Piano and synth connected to the 10 year old mac mini, cos the Scarlett audio device stopped working with the newer Macbook when I let it upgrade to Catalina 😢 That’s a Korg X50, still my favourite & most versatile recording + gigging keyboard. (The Nord stage, by comparison, hasn’t left its carry bag since lockdown started!)
  12. Westworld (TV series)

    I found S3 just...weird, and it lost my interest about halfway through Watched to the end but it left me wondering if finishing at the end of S2 would’ve been better...
  13. SEGA 3D Classics

    Grabbed it last night in Australia, they currently have stock at both EB Games and JB HiFi. Such barebones packaging - you literally get the cart and a single piece of paper inside. No booklet or anything. Still glad to have supported the physical release! Had the PC version of that back in the day, and was convinced they'd accidentally used the CGA palette for all graphics cards (even EGA/VGA). For anyone too young to remember old PC graphics cards (lucky you), it had 2 palettes but the majority of games used Cyan/Purple/White:
  14. SEGA 3D Classics

    Power Drift is probably the main one I'm waiting for right now.