HOLY SMOKES, did I love this game. The sit-down version was a joy. For being a CG-genlocked-over-LD game, it was easily the best I’d played. It’s been too long since I played either in arcades to honestly compare, but with the caveat that The Memory Cheats I would say that it was as fun as STUN Runner.
Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, and Emily Blunt for Portofino, A Sparkle to the Wrist.
Yo, Taki Soma.
Again, needs more Janelle Monae, but these are obviously three people not to be messed with.
From Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree #1
Are you on this yet? If not, get on it y pronto.
AstrON BElT (1983 SegA(MIdWay lICeNsE))
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This thing was not NEARLY as much fun as I’d hope it would be - I remember being really, really excited to find it, only to discover just how mismatched the play was. There was one interesting time, though, where some register got overwritten, and (A) my ship was invulnerable, and (B) the machine started running through the entire disc, including the attract mode sequences and title sequence.
Looked cool at the time, but I’m now watching the SFX and thinking “that’s ‘Jason of Star Command’ quality right there.”
Tonight on Point-Counterpoint :
"Mecha-Godzilla, you ignorant slut."
Rache Bartmoss’ Brainware Blowout (1996) - Compendium of Cyberdeck Programs and Netgear. Has Netrunner CCG to Cyberpunk 2020 conversion rules to incorporate the cards into a gamemaster’s campaign.
This and “Rache Bartmoss’ Guide to the Net” were GREAT supplements - Bartmoss as narrator is … interesting … and if you enjoy his idealistically nihilistic style, it’s a blast. (Part of why I enjoy CyberGeneration so much, too. Aside from the fact that it’s unabashedly idealistic, that is.)