Is there really a light at the end of the journey...?

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. matzesu

    matzesu Hardcore Member

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    I don’t remind it yet, it seems my early Pandora days are long gone,
    This time I will get the whole experience because my „Ordernumber“ is 27 , not after first batch whit a premium upgrade..

    At least, the Pyra OS should be more advanced than the Saxxon at the time I got my Pandora
     
  2. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    It'll likely be running Debian Stretch, if not Buster by release. hns's seems to keep up with new kernel releases from what I observe in the mailing list.
     
  3. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I'm still somewhat disappointed that we never got to the next (previous) letter in the alphabet which as far as I know would have to have been Yar's Revenge being the only early video game I can recall starting with a Y (though I guess we could have referred to Nodes of Yesod at a pinch).
     
  4. Cerbera

    Cerbera Ecnes

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yie_Ar_Kung-Fu The title hardly rolls off the tongue though.
     
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  5. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Retreaux

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    The perfect game for a W would be "Widget."



    What's that? You want a good game starting with a W? Okay.



    (Yes, I know I skipped X, but when you have a game literally called "X" what more do you need?)
     
  6. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

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    A game called Xenon.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dark Pulse

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    But that has five letters. You only need one with X.

    (Not to mention its technical impressiveness for its platform, it being the first known appearance of Totaka's Song, and the fact some of its music even made its way into Smash Bros.)

     
  8. TheOldOne

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    Xcom is a good game starting with X and the 2 remakes aren't bad either.
     
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  9. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    That's a pinball table, made 1980. There was a vertically scrolling shooter by the Bitmap Bros by that name in 1988, the prequel to it's much more famous sequel Xenon 2 Megablast. But my vote for X goes to Xevious, because it's a videogame by Namco from before the video games crash.
     
  10. Letalis Sonus

    Letalis Sonus Advanced Member

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    No love for Xeen?
     
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  11. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I can't find any game called Xeen. There are some editions of Might and Magic that contain that word in their subtitle, but that's the closest I can get.
     
  12. Cerbera

    Cerbera Ecnes

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    A Arkanoid
    B Bomberman
    C Contra
    D Doom
    E Elite
    F Frogger
    G Galaxian
    H Hang-On
    I Ice Climber
    J Joust
    K Klax
    L Lemmings
    M Maniac Mansion
    N Ninja Gaiden
    O Operation Wolf
    P Pac-Man
    Q Qix
    R Rampage
    S Street Fighter
    T Tetris
    U Ultima
    V Virus
    W Worms
    X Xevious
    Y Yars' Revenge
    Z Zaxxon
     
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  13. Kev2442

    Kev2442 Still French

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    42 (Loire) is the answer.
    If you're into 8-bit coherency, I'd rather switch some for :
    A Asteroids (although Arkanoid is totally valid)
    D Death Race
    M Marble Madness
    S Space Invaders
    U Uridium (but Ultima is older)

    That's just on the top of my head, I'd like to replace Hang-On (even if I love the sequel) and Worms.
    Pretty sure we can have a complete alphabet of classics for each console generation, who's with me ? :D
     
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  14. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    What about a larger alphabet? I'd chip in with some Umlauts and an sz, but I got my new keyboard and it's English. They need to start selling different keycaps. I'd get me some blank ones.
     
  15. Cerbera

    Cerbera Ecnes

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    I've been into some strange things during my life but that's a step too far even for me, you can expect a call from the FBI you vile pervert.

    ;)
     
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  16. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    W is easy; you can have Wizard of Wor (Arcade, 1980 - Midway) or Wizard (2600, 1980 - Atari [but not actually released until 2005]) or the classic Wizball (C64, 1987 - Sensible/Ocean). H is tricker, the best I can find so far is one of Atari's many pre-CPU racing games called Hi-way (Arcade, 1975 - Atari) although now I think of it there is Head-on (Arcade[z80 based], 1975 - Sega)
     
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  17. Kev2442

    Kev2442 Still French

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    42 (Loire) is the answer.
    I meant coherence, heh. I totally forgot when I wrote it, but I thought of expanding it into the numerals, starting with 1943 : The Battle of Midway of course !

    Oh and on-topic : any news on the cases' case ?
     
  18. ckblackm

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    Why would it be 1943? The actual Battle of Midway was from June 4-7, 1942.
     
  19. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Blame Capcom; it was their game.

    Good point, those were meant to be delivered in a week about 10 days ago. He's been awfully quiet on his twitter account this month though.
     
  20. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    I'm sure, they are too good to just report, they're fine, and he's prepping a huge show.
     
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