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    Default Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Ive watched this 3 times now in the last week, its a brilliant documentary about classic video games. Its as good as, if not better than The King of Kong.

    It was broadcast on Showtime TV on December the 3rd, but I was unable to find it on usenet so I had to get my mate to grab it off a torrent for me. It may be available now though.

    If you enjoyed arcade games from the early 80's, this film is a must-watch, as is The King of Kong if you havent already seen it.

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Quote Originally Posted by tronads View Post
    Ive watched this 3 times now in the last week, its a brilliant documentary about classic video games. Its as good as, if not better than The King of Kong.

    It was broadcast on Showtime TV on December the 3rd, but I was unable to find it on usenet so I had to get my mate to grab it off a torrent for me. It may be available now though.

    If you enjoyed arcade games from the early 80's, this film is a must-watch, as is The King of Kong if you havent already seen it.
    Cheers got it downloading now.

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Trailer and review here :
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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Haven't seen this or King of Kong, I'll check them both out. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bensons View Post
    Haven't seen this or King of Kong, I'll check them both out. Cheers!
    You are in for a double treat then !

    If you can, try and watch KofK first...not essential, but it is rather cleverly editited to create a villian type character, which, if you watch chasing ghosts first, you would realise he isnt as bad as made out.

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Quote Originally Posted by tronads View Post
    You are in for a double treat then !

    If you can, try and watch KofK first...not essential, but it is rather cleverly editited to create a villian type character, which, if you watch chasing ghosts first, you would realise he isnt as bad as made out.
    Right, I've just come here straight after watching KofK to say what a touching docu it was and also what a knut that Bilyl Mitchell is! I'll have to come back and comment after watching the next one then.

    But... Right at the end of KofK, where Billy's little bum boy is sat next to him and admits that Steve is a propper decent bloke- then the interviewer asks for Billy's opinion and he says, "I don't know enough on the topic to comment." (Or words to that effect) He's giving bum boy some propper daggers for being nice about Steve... He REALLY does seems like a twat! I'm looking forward to seeing how much of his twattishness came from the edditing.

    Thanks again tronads!

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    Maybe not as big a douche- still a douche though. He didn't have enough screen time to get to full douche potential in Chasing Ghosts though.
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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    This was a great Documentary, i loved it, cheers for the heads up.

    i thought this one was probably funnier then king of kong, that was more your typical docu turned into a good guy vs bad guy story.

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    Im glad you enjoyed it....

    I think the best bits for me were :
    Mr Awesome..this guy actualy seems to believe what he says !
    The guy going round telling people who couldnt really care less that there was a kill screen coming up.
    The guy with the spiders living in squalour, sleeping on the floor etc.
    Billy Mitchells wifes' chest.

    And one bit I thought wasa bit disturbing......the 2 berzerk playing guys, where story was told about the younger guy, who lost his father, being paid attention to by the older guy.......shouts of predator paedophile to me....im betting he didnt speak to him for 20 years because he ass raped him !

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    I watched King of Kong this weekend, thanks for the heads up. Really enjoyed it.
    Have also downed Chasing Ghosts, will try and watch it some time this week.

    Totally agree about what has been said about Billy being a wanker, although didn't realise at the time most of it was down to editing. After reading up on the matter it seems to film maker has taken the Michael Moore school of film making. ie Only focusing on his own views on the subject matter, and twisting to fit into the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkyg View Post
    Totally agree about what has been said about Billy being a wanker, although didn't realise at the time most of it was down to editing. After reading up on the matter it seems to film maker has taken the Michael Moore school of film making. ie Only focusing on his own views on the subject matter, and twisting to fit into the movie.
    Thats very much the case, though from an entertainment point of view, they did tell a hero vs villian story perfectly. I think they did a very good job.

    The Twin Galaxies official comments make for interesting reading...

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    Ive had a great deal of trouble convincing some of my mates to borrow KofK off me and watch it.....mostyl they dismiss it out of hand because they think they arent interested in Donkey Kong....but every single person I have gotten to watch it has absolutely loved it.

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Watched King of Kong a couple of days ago, loved it!

    Desperate to get Beyond the Arcade but there's no chance i'm using torrents and can't find it on NG's, might follow tronads lead and get a mate to torrent it for me.

    Thanks for the link to the Twin Galaxies Official Statements too, made some interesting reading..... who knew all this went on behind the leaderboards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNSPECTA View Post
    Watched King of Kong a couple of days ago, loved it!

    Desperate to get Beyond the Arcade but there's no chance i'm using torrents and can't find it on NG's, might follow tronads lead and get a mate to torrent it for me.

    Thanks for the link to the Twin Galaxies Official Statements too, made some interesting reading..... who knew all this went on behind the leaderboards!
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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Quote Originally Posted by funkyg View Post
    Do you want a copy banging onto CD?
    PM your address and I can send it tomorrow if you like?
    Brilliant, thanks mate, sent you a PM, i owe one!!

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Funkyg, do you by any chance have the longer and higher quality 1.4gb version (that i've been unable to obtain), or the 700mb (or so) regular divx version ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNSPECTA View Post
    Brilliant, thanks mate, sent you a PM, i owe one!!
    Sent, enjoy! I haven't watched myself yet.

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Quote Originally Posted by tronads View Post
    Funkyg, do you by any chance have the longer and higher quality 1.4gb version (that i've been unable to obtain), or the 700mb (or so) regular divx version ?
    Mine is the 700 MB version.

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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Quote Originally Posted by tronads View Post
    Funkyg, do you by any chance have the longer and higher quality 1.4gb version (that i've been unable to obtain), or the 700mb (or so) regular divx version ?
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    Default Re: Chasing Ghosts : Beyond the Arcade

    Quote Originally Posted by kry0genik View Post
    Didn't need to sign up there mate, the torrent came down from your link.


    :edit: ignore that, saw the tracker info.

    Ahh, I think this is the torrent file I tried the other day, which just sat there and didnt do anything.....I dont really know anything about them atall (im a hardend usenet pure leecher), so I just assumed no-one was sharing....but am I now right in thinking I have to sign up to this other site for it to work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kry0genik View Post
    Yeah, just sign up and re-download the torrent. It's coming down fine for me.
    I could do with some help....I have signed up, and redownloaded the torrent file....opened it, and it fires up Bittorrent 6.1.2 and sticks it in the download queue, but then sits there with no throughput whatsoever.

    I know bittorrent itself is working, as I downloaded a dvd last night using it.


    I think , from the error message its something to do with "DHT", as when I download the mininova torrent, I get the message "invalid passkey re-download the .torrent from http://ilovetorrents.com"

    So, I do this, and when i run that torrent, I get : "ERROR, Mainline (all versions) will not work at iLoveTorrents please use another client (Not DHT friendly)"

    Anyone know what I should do next ?

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    Update, it seems to be the client I was using. I have changed to "bit tornado" and it seems to be coming in now....though its not the fastest download in the world.

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