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« Reply #1230 on: January 22, 2019, 06:26:26 PM »

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« Reply #1231 on: January 24, 2019, 06:46:38 PM »
I'm going through this one again. Every other year - like clockwork! 🤠 (Psycho class)


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« Reply #1234 on: February 12, 2019, 07:00:29 PM »
I hadn't even heard of this Apex Legends game until yesterday, and now it seems like everyone is talking about it.

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Eight hours after its launch, the game surpassed a million unique players, and reached 2.5 million unique players within 24 hours. In three days, the game had over 10 million unique players, with a peak of one million concurrent. By February 11th, a week after release, it had reached 25 million unique players, and "well over" 2 million peak concurrent players.

Apex Legends was announced on February 4, 2019, the Monday before EA had reported its latest quarterly financial results, which did not meet expectations and caused EA's stock value to drop 13% the next day. However, as news and popularity of Apex Legends spread, analysts saw the game as something to challenge the dominance of Fortnite Battle Royale, and by that Friday, February 8, 2019, EA had seen its largest growth in stock value since 2014 on the basis of Apex Legends' sudden success.[


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« Reply #1235 on: February 12, 2019, 07:02:42 PM »
I hadn't even heard of this Apex Legends game until yesterday, and now it seems like everyone is talking about it.



No, its the children who are wrong.

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« Reply #1236 on: February 12, 2019, 07:05:38 PM »
No, its the children who are wrong.
Yep.



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« Reply #1237 on: February 12, 2019, 07:30:07 PM »

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« Reply #1238 on: February 12, 2019, 07:41:07 PM »
I hadn't even heard of this Apex Legends game until yesterday, and now it seems like everyone is talking about it.


I have never even heard of Fortnite.   I thought World of Warcraft was the big online thing.   *sigh*

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« Reply #1239 on: February 12, 2019, 08:12:15 PM »

Thanks! Interesting history esp with regard to the business angle. Unfortunately one controller was stepped on decades ago but still "works" but needs some knowledge to work. Lost the color facades/overlays over the years but the games still good in b&w. Mainly just a set-piece in the game room but every so often break out and play. The superchip is good for stand-up unit but I really want a true Tempest standup. Monitor sites. Haha. That game was epic.

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« Reply #1240 on: February 12, 2019, 09:18:25 PM »
Ha thats cool! My friend had a Vectrex. The vector graphics engine produced some really cool arcade games back in the day. Battlezone was sweet.


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« Reply #1241 on: February 12, 2019, 09:46:00 PM »
Ha thats cool! My friend had a Vectrex. The vector graphics engine produced some really cool arcade games back in the day. Battlezone was sweet.



A favorite of mine as well. There was an urban legend about being able to drive into the volcano but apparently its BS. I think they should just do a vector based remake where thats possible. Another vector fav is Gravitar. Its probably the most challenging one. Its like Asteroids x Lunar Lander. Its easier with a PS3/4 controller but the original arcade machine just had dials and buttons. Like I said, its super challenging. As you ascend the levels the gravity also increases. Frankly some of the high gravity rounds seem almost impossible to me but apparently some have made it through.


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« Reply #1242 on: February 12, 2019, 09:51:31 PM »
Some years back Clyde was mentioning some game that was a alphabet-agency but only put in Portland area or regions as a "test."


I want a Tempest stand-up still and monitor sites.

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« Reply #1243 on: February 12, 2019, 10:00:33 PM »
Some years back Clyde was mentioning some game that was a alphabet-agency but only put in Portland area or regions as a "test."


I want a Tempest stand-up still and monitor sites.

I enjoyed that one too back in the day but you need that dial or the game sucks. Yeah, might as well pick up a cabinet if you can.

Theres also this option but Ive heard theyre a little more compact than a full size unit. They also sell a riser for it though.

https://www.arcade1up.com

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« Reply #1244 on: February 12, 2019, 10:03:28 PM »
Some years back Clyde was mentioning some game that was a alphabet-agency but only put in Portland area or regions as a "test."


Ah yes.  Polybius.   



The Astonishing Legends boys did an episode on it here:
https://www.astonishinglegends.com/al-podcasts/2017/2/6/ep031-polybius-ultra

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« Reply #1245 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:32 PM »
Ah yes.  Polybius.   



The Astonishing Legends boys did an episode on it here:
https://www.astonishinglegends.com/al-podcasts/2017/2/6/ep031-polybius-ultra

Fascinating story!


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« Reply #1246 on: February 13, 2019, 02:16:23 AM »

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« Reply #1248 on: March 06, 2019, 04:05:33 AM »
I think that if they had named it Tom Clancy's Deus Ex Diablo, it would have sold at least a few more copies.

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« Reply #1249 on: June 10, 2019, 09:16:31 AM »