Recently I was given a Raspberry Pi, inc case, power, wifi and SD card. Plan was for my eldest daughter to play with it and see if its something that would interest her going forward…. she showed a lot of interest, more so when she found Retropie.
Since then, she started hassling me to help her get it running to play some old games….so I did.
And guess what ? It was damn easy.
Just dump the latest Retropie image on the SD card, and away you go. The only thing we had issues with, was getting through the initial controller setup. It didnt seem to like my budget USB game pad, so ended up using an Xbox One controller.
Now, since this is an original Pi, its not amazing at emulation, but runs the early arcades such as PacMan, Space invaders, Donkey Kong well, but anything else can be hit and miss. My daughter fired up Super Mario Kart (SNES) and while it did run, it wasnt great.
Copying new games was easy as copying some ROM’s into the relevant folders onto the SD card over the network.
So now, I’m hooked on this little box for emulation purposes, but looking at obtaining the latest Pi which apparently handles most stuff without a problem. Being so small, its portable, which makes it great for throwing into a bag when you go away for a weekend and the kids start going “Im bored” – find an HDMI capable display and you’re away.
Now, this does make my RetroBox project rather redundant……… I may still do it, I’ll see how the new Pi goes.
So, Tencent released a mobile version of PUBG.
Lets take a look… bearing in mind, I’ve never played the PC version.
I’m running it on a Huawei P10Lite running Android 7.0 and it runs ok in low settings, except for some major graphical glitches. Due to the number of chipsets etc, its to be expected. I did get one kill in the game however, so its not too bad.
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Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration
Plants Vs Zombies GOTY Edition now available for free on Origin
Fun little time waster
Assassins Creed : Black Flag now free on Uplay.
I consider this one of the best AC games.
The classic, remastered, is currently free on GOG.