I really liked that show. I hope it isn't canceled.
This show was never guaranteed to be every week. Jeff just wants to show off old games whenever they have enough "interesting" games to fill a live show block of time. I assumed from the beginning that they were going to do a stream every other week, but we got a few streams in a row. Besides apparently they are moving downstairs so who knows if that's going on now, or when that'll happen...
Today is only Wednesday and it doesn't have a specific day they guarantee they'll be doing it. It may be a thing Jeff wants to do when there isn't much going on and he has time to do it or something. I don't know. Jeff hasn't really said. Jeff doesn't like to make guarantees like that, though.
As for them moving, knowing the site as I do they would announce if it is going to affect their weekly "programming" or whatever you want to call it. They wouldn't do something as significant as moving without making an official announcement about it- considering how much it will affect the site and site content. So whenever they do move, assuming it will be significant (meaning they'll have to take some amount of time away from content because of it), I would expect them to say something about it on the site.
I'm sure they'll do another one whenever they have time to do/feel like doing another one. =)
@kevin_cogneto: Just curious, why does it have to be the DOS version?
I never played tie fighter (I've never liked simulation games) so I have no pony in this race. I'm just curious how the 95 version is ba... ahem "crappy".
One, the DOS versions have an awesome interactive musical score which reacts to the action, which the Win 95 version replaced with stock, non-interractive music from the Star Wars movies. Granted, the original music was all midi, which I know some people might find dated now. But it was an incredible score, and it did a fantastic job reacting to what was happening in the game, not to mention it took the familiar Star Wars themes and twisted them in interesting ways to make the Empire seem more heroic.
Two, the Win 95 version replaced the relatively clean, texture-less art style of the original game (which, granted, was mostly by necessity, though it had some cool gouraud shading effects) and added a bunch of ugly, blurry late-90s textures to everything. I mean you tell me which looks better. This?
@kevin_cogneto: I personally think the second one looks better, but that's because it's the same engine as Dark Forces 2. Well and also because I never could stand flat texture-less art (I'm not a fan of the look of old Star Fox games either).
I get what you're saying about midi, though. Midi was awesome so that's something I can get behind, but it's another one of those things that isn't a big deal to me.
Anyway, I was just curious. Thanks! =)
Bah, nerts to all of you! Those textures look like shit, I tells ya!
Well, I'm certainly with you, the second screenshot seems unnecessarily noisy.
Anyway, I really love the Old Games Show. My favourite current feature. I hope they stick to early 90s or earlier though.
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