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Welcome to /br/! ranchan Admin 02/01/2022 (Tue) 14:16:46 No. 1 [Reply]
This is a catch-all board for the discussion of pre-2000s content, besides anime and manga (that's what >>>/ar/ is for). If specific topics here get enough traction they may be spun off into separate boards. Global rules still apply, so don't trash the place. >Of all the boards, in all the websites, in all the net, she walks into mine…
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/hkam/ - Hong Kong Action Movies anon 02/02/2022 (Wed) 06:58:21 No. 10 [Reply]
A thread/general for discussing the output (both good and bad) of one of the best and most prolific action movie generators ever: 20th century Hong Kong. What's your favorite action film from the golden era of Hong Kong cinema? Mine's gotta be 'Yes Madam!' The action choreography is some of the best of the era, the cast of characters is great, the comedy is actually funny, and for once the plot makes sense! I've never shown it to someone who hasn't enjoyed it. Also Michelle Yeoh is a total babe.
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>>43 Chris Tucker is the GOAT
>>44 Oh, there's no doubt about that. Any actor who's been in both a great scifi flick and a movie with Jackie Chan is alright in my book. Hell, Rush Hour is a good movie. But it's not Hong Kong action. The fights are middling and it's mostly just buddy cop antics.
Yo OP, how about making this a Hong Kong Movie general. There's a lot more of Hong Kong movies outside action genre.
Good idea, I didn't know how busy this board would be so I made something a bit more specific than necessary. I hereby declare this to be a "Hong Kong Movie General". It is done. Post freely.

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/rum/ - retro music #1 invalid_username- 02/02/2022 (Wed) 23:34:49 No. 14 [Reply]
lets talk music; >what's your favorite format >how big is your collection and what are you collecting >genre? genre! lets talk about it! What niche genres do you like others to know >school's out (forever), but show and tell is still on the menu, do you have some treasures or some neat thingamajig?
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>>19 Awesome stuff. I've been listening to a lot of 80s/early 90s thrash lately. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzZkpbDU8E
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I like listening to old Grateful Dead concert recordings on archive.org. It's not that obscure but pretty retro.
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Not particularly obscure, but I've been listening to Ruins a lot recently, they're a Japanese progressive rock/avant-prog/zeuhl group. Really intense, but complex stuff, almost punk-like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m9wFAwR_Qs
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>>92 His modern stuff is great too. I still can't believe this album was made entirely by one person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIu9uPRXB5o

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Retro vidya anon 04/24/2022 (Sun) 14:38:43 No. 87 [Reply]
Anyone wanna talk about any retro vidya they're currently playing? Currently going through Tales of Destiny on the PS1. I finished Tales of Phantasia (PS1 fan translation) back in March and really enjoyed it (except for the awful encounter rate) and thought I'd start on the next game in the series. Tales of Destiny has been an interesting experience because the encounter rate feels worse and the gameplay also feels like a step down (it's an earlier engine than Phantasia) which makes it a horrible chore to play sometimes but the characters and story are really good. I like the idea of "Swordians" in the world and find the characters to be quite endearing with some interesting backstories behind them. Learning of the histories and twists of Rutee, Mary and Leon really surprised me. It's a real shame this version didn't translate any of the skits that the characters had in Phantasia (since this is an official translation as opposed to the fan, so they probably had time constraints) since it would be nice to learn more about these characters. Skits also remind you where you're going a lot of the time, so you don't have to mindlessly walk around new locations until you figure out where to go. The gameplay is honestly boring even when I try. I run from normal fights a majority of the time and cheese boss battles by using magic and interrupting the enemy magic spells. The encounter rate is dreadful and ruinS the game for me a lot of the time. Even with spells that cut it I feel I get into one encounter every 10-15 steps. The visible enemies you can see in some locations that run into you to start battles are even worse, one location in the game was just narrow pathways with enemies running about on them so you're forced into around 40 battles in that one tower alone. I also find the puzzles in this game to be really frustrating sometimes, one puzzle even has the wrong clues to it and I had to check a guide to find this out. Really close to finishing the game from what I gather, I also discovered that the PS2 remake was pretty much fully translated and I could've played that version instead. A shame, but I guess I can always play it sometime down the line when I wanna give this game another playthrough.
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>>88 >Blood Ah nice, recently went through that and enjoyed it a lot more than I did when I tried to play it 2 years ago. Build engine games never seem to sit right with me for some reason so it was a real disappointment to play something as fast paced and skilful as Blood and just dislike it. Giving it a second try on it's intended difficulty and crouching everywhere really made it a fun experience even if it took me around 3-4 hours to see that. Tried to play Duke Nukem 3D for the 4th time or so in my life and going from Blood to Duke feels like a downgrade. Thinking of maybe trying it on a harder difficulty or something.
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Consider this cute half-orc. Joking aside, has anyone played Headon? Its a really good throwback shooter, running on gz doom.
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>>89 my problem with duke and shadow warrior is that even after so many years i still get lost in some maps which never happens to me with blood but that may come from the fact that i played it a lot more. I may catch some flak for the following but if you ask me you can brute force most encoutners in duke and shadow while blood expects from you to learn the ropes but when it clicks its just such a blast. I also prefer the stlye of blood over duke and shadow, love me some evil dead; 80's action and hong kong cinema is great too dont get me wrong.
>>94 Great game but most level flow kinda weird, also the latent sexuality undermines the seriousness the story tries to convey. You can definitely feel that the dude who made this game made his money with futaporn with the characters from said game.
>>96 >does the sight of cleavage make you insane?! the only thing you are right about is the pacing of the level most of them are a slog especially if youre a secret hunter

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anon 02/03/2022 (Thu) 18:52:54 No. 35 [Reply]
How many of these have you watched? How many do you like?
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>>58 Hey man, using one great song a lot doesn't save that story from being a boring nothing. I can (and do) listen to California Dreamin' on my own, I don't need to watch an uninteresting romance plot every time I want to hear it.
>>35 >Posting Chungking Express >Not posting In The Mood for Love Why?
>>65 >In The Mood for Love good taste anon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI i love the costumes and camera work, there are some really expressive shots
>>35 >Breathless Eh, I preferred Le Chinoise >8 1/2 Wasn't as into it as everyone I've heard of the movie from seems to be, but that's probably just a taste thing. >Seven Samurai Love this one, not really arthouse though. >Cleo from 5 to 7 Keep trying to torrent this one but there's never any peers >Daisies Love this one. It was probably my first "arthouse" film >Le Samouraï Actually about halfway through this one, gonna finish it tonight. Loving it so far, but it may be because I'm partial to Alain Delon >Un Chien Andalou Love this one as well

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>>35 M, Seven Samurai, The 400 Blows, Bicycle Thieves, La Haine, Three Colors, that's it not much ig

Pre-2000s Mob Kino General Lord Dago 02/02/2022 (Wed) 04:49:55 No. 8 [Reply]
Yup it’s happening What have (You) watched recently? What is your favorite mob kino? (Sopranos is ‘99)
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>>25 What's /rum/?
>>36 >>14 the retro music thread
>>33 Why’d he kill young Chrissy?
>>33 >once upon a time in america Kike fellas was okay (7/10) +1 for Jcon
What’s the deal with the mob flicks? Why one could like em?

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Colossal Cave Adventure anon 02/26/2022 (Sat) 13:00:59 No. 68 [Reply]
any love fot CCA? If there is any interest we could play it.
>>68 I would be up to it but I hope there are more anons that want to play
>>68 Never heard of it before, what's it about?
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>>70 its the very first text based game, it was released in 1976 by one of the fathers of the internet, Will Crowther, he relesed it for the PDP-10 mainframe computer. In the game, the player explores a cave system rumored to be filled with treasure and gold. The game is composed of dozens of areas, and the player moves between these areas and interacts with objects in them by typing one- or two-word commands which are interpreted by the game's natural language input system. The program acts as a narrator, describing the player's location and the results of the player's attempted actions. It is the first well-known example of interactive fiction, as well as the first well-known adventure game, for which it was also the namesake.
>>71 loot building

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Retro Visual Kei anon 02/01/2022 (Tue) 14:53:19 No. 2 [Reply]
Does wapchan enjoy visual kei? >What is Visual Kei? Visual Kei is a musical movement that originated in Japan in the mid-1980s. Appearing out of Japan's punk and metal scenes, visual kei is an aesthetic, rather than a genre, pulling imagery from gothic rock, punk, shock rock, glam rock, speed metal and hair metal, often wearing elaborate costumes and flamboyant hair. The movement expanded beyond it's hair punk and glam metal roots in the 1990s to cover a vast array of different subgenres and genres, ranging from extremes such as brutal death metal to accessible genres like synthwave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18H2Uc9_7I0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNTv-tDtYvU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvY7zc0a-7Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-czr9Zano
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>>5 Haha yeah, I first discovered visual kei when I was in my teens in the early-mid 2000s. Odds are if you listen to a lot of Japanese rock (especially alt rock) from the 1990s and 2000s you've probably listened to a ton of visual kei groups without evening knowing it.
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>>6 A huge chunk of anime openings from the 1990s were done by visual kei groups too >actual music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pl_ifGl7L0 >anime OP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLvonhdeKuI
>>6 Same here. With the first Internet connection at home I could watch and listen to the original anime openings of cartoons I saw on TV in the 90s; soon I discovered visual kei with groups like X-Japan, Dir en Grey (I even went to one of their lives), Malice Mizer and so on. I started to play music because of the impact J-rock was having on my life.
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Does CASCADE count? Listening to Butterfly Limited Express for the first time was an experience. It felt nice in the moment, even if everything else felt like absolute shit. although now, I can't really listen to it with the same nostalgic sense, only to pass time and act like things are fine...

Unreal Tournament anon 03/25/2022 (Fri) 16:39:03 No. 78 [Reply]
What is the best map and why is it CTF-Face?
It's DM-deck16][ without question. I always liked healpod as well, especially with a lot of players.
>>78 DM-Barricade is one of my favorites, I especially love the soundtrack.

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anon 03/23/2022 (Wed) 04:53:46 No. 75 [Reply]
can i NOT, code games like wolfenstein, voxel by voxels/grids?? It's fuccking gae/unflexibles