The way retro gamers do online gaming

12 10 2011

It’s easy, you buy a actual console, go online via WLAN, plug in your wireless headset, also a usb camera, and you are ready to play online with your friends from all around the world. Too easy for real retro gamers.

Today we played Champions of Norrath on the PS2 with 3-4 people. My setup:

1) Turn on the PS3, invite Player 2, later chat via the PS3 with him

2) Switch the monitor to the PS2, setup Champions of Norrath.

3) Setup a Skype confernce with Player 3 and Player 4 (had no copy of CoN, ordered it in the conference)

So while playing I had to switch 2 headsets to speak with all players, and I had 2 consoles running and 1 PC.

But it worked, a lot of Orks aren’t with us any more.

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The end of an era is a begine of a new epoche?

21 09 2011

Today I ordered a PS3. So when it arrives I could delete the word “retro” from my definition of myself called “retro gamer”. Then I’m a real gamer 🙂 The PS3 is mainstream and not retro at all (at least until the PS4 arrives, but I wanted to participate in the mainstream to see something new. We will see what will happen. I saw Demon Souls some weeks aga at a friend of mine, so this is my first game I ordered. Interesting will be to do other things with these multimedia machine like Emulators and Videos. Also interesting will be to see what’s going on in Sony Network.

Hail the mainstream