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General / Re: Vs.
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:31:41 am »
  • Super Metroid
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Game Gear
  • TMNT2
Both the Turbo and Battletoads always seemed "better" or somehow more exotic, but if I had both in front of me, I'd reach for the game gear and TMNT2, respectively.

Off Topic / Re: What do you do for living?
« on: February 04, 2014, 03:45:53 pm »
I am a high school engineering teacher.

Incidentally, Matt, i may have to pick your brain.  I've been tasked by our Autos teacher to develop a web application to do work orders and technician tasks and such...

Yesterday I hit up goodwill and got the HD-DVD accessory for the Xbox 360.  They also had three HDDVDs, which I picked up just to test the drive.

General / Re: The Pay It Forward Thread
« on: January 24, 2014, 12:33:53 am »

What a guy that Soera is.

General / Re: The Pay It Forward Thread
« on: January 23, 2014, 12:06:10 am »
Soera (or anyone else): I have a Dragon Warrior poster for NES. or maybe DW2? I'm not sure.  It's in pretty rough shape.  Interested?

Site Feedback / Re: VGCollect v3 Support Thread
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:32:23 am »
In notifications, under reason for rejection, when I click on style guide

It appears to redirect back to  No style guide.

Whoa!  Had a VERY generous friend clean out his parent's basement, and hooked me up with a WINDFALL of gaming goodness.

60 NES carts.  Only a few dupes, and some great selections in there that I didn't have. Came with 5 boxes in really nice condition (metroid classic, zelda classic, time lord, sky shark, and startropics)

12 Intellivision carts

7 NES carts

2 NES consoles, an N64 console, and an Intellivision which seems to be in pretty good condition.


General / Re: Recently Quit Playing!? Not going to finish...
« on: January 20, 2014, 12:43:40 pm »
Chromehounds for 360.

It got pretty decent reviews, and I think it just didn't age well.  I played the first two or three levels, and....meh.

General / Re: Recently completed/finished
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:22:30 pm »
Just finished GTA V story mode, and most of the side missions.  The story, while goofy, kept me interested, and was WAY better than GTA IV. 

One thing I've noticed is that the game has gotten so large and complex, that there are parts of the game that one could completely miss.  As an example, you can still do Taxi missions if you want.  I mean, at no point in the game does it tell you so, but I needed a "nondescript" getaway car for a mission, and i thought, "Hey! Taxi! That's pretty non-descript" so I called the cab company (something that also isn't mentioned in game), jacked the taxi that showed up, and then the menu for the taxi missions showed up.

Don't get me wrong, it's not some amazing game mode that everyone needs to see, it just leaves me to wonder what else I might have missed in the game. 

There were still a few minor annoyances:  I stumbled across the flight school while near the airport, and so I did all the flight school missions with Trevor, only to find out later that I needed to do them all again with Michael.  Would have been nice to get a heads up on that.  Or leave it locked or something until that mission.

Also, no spoilers, but you can play the stock market in game, and you get some pretty solid tips throughout side missions.  In retrospect, I wish I had completed every other mission first, so I had LOADS of cash to invest when I got those tips. 

I also thought the "random bystander" missions were interesting.  Someone would get robbed or something, and you could choose whether or not to help them.  What was neat was that there was no moral certainty to your choice.  Many times, you could kill the robber, and just take the money and run, with no consequence.  Occasionally, when I would return the stolen stuff, I'd get a minor portion back as a reward, or an email with a little reward.  It was a natural feeling mechanic where you *might* get rewarded, and might not, and were left to your own devices.

I'm totally done with full game collection missions.  Maybe that tickles someone else's fancy, but not mine.  I liked the mechanic in ACII where picking up the hidden stuff would unlock weapons, but the "collect for the sake of collecting," no TY.

Haven't touched online yet.

Overall, I really enjoyed the experience, story, characters, etc.

Hardware and Tech / Re: Disc Resurfacing
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:41:42 pm »
But the big business ones are like, crazy expensive? 

Ooh yeah, I just looked up the Eco Smart Disc repair and it was $1500 refurbished.  I'm seeing prices of 5-7k for some of the others.  V. tempted to pick up this little feller.

Hardware and Tech / Re: Disc Resurfacing
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:19:29 pm »
Fine isn't a ringing endorsement.  Is it worth the dough? 

General / Re: Question of the Month for January 2014
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:17:21 pm »
Ooh.  Now I want one.  For a decent price, of course.
An ultra mega rare price.

I'm trying to determine the hierarchy.

RARE is the most common, and ULTRA MEGA RARE is the least common, but in between is a little murky.  What is rarer, Ultra, or mega rare?

A little comparative analysis:

So what is more rare: Astal(Saturn) in very good condition, or Conquest of the world(Odyssey2)


Hardware and Tech / Disc Resurfacing
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:25:44 am »
Hello all!

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with disc dr/Disc resurfacing.  I'm feeling like I want to transition more into ps1/ps2/xbox360 as they bottom out in price (hopefully), but holy scratches, a LOT of the stuff I find is really messed up. 

So I was wondering if a resurfacer might not be a terrible investment.  I found this: on amazon after a post from Brunauss mentioned something about it.  Kinda pricey, but I imagine would be worth it if I was able to save 25-35 discs of varying worth.  I've got a loose windwaker right now that is scratched up, and that's probably worth $20-$30 to someone. 

Do you think I need to go that hardcore with it, or would I be able to get by with one of the cheaper solutions?

Any input would be appreciated!

Modern Video Games / Re: handheld consoles
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:09:16 am »
The Vita is an amazing piece of hardware. I absolutely love mine. Now, to be fair, I've spent more time replaying downloaded PS1 games, but I'm still happy I purchased it.

The 3DS is nice, has a reasonably acceptable library (3DS) and an excellent library (DS), and isn't too hard on the pocket book.

If you're looking for the ultimate handheld, I would get one of these:

It sounds crazy, but I purchased one last year and I've played it more than any handheld. If you have an SP (and it fits your hands in such a way that makes you actually want to use it) then it might not be worth the price to you. The library on the GBA is freaking awesome.

Those GBAs are AWESOME!  The names were hilarious too: Purple Drank.  Classic.

General / Re: Awesome Game Done Quick 2014
« on: January 06, 2014, 10:46:00 pm »
That's really cool but I don't quite get it.  How did they program a game within SMW?  I mean, I listened to what he was saying, and I understood some of the words, but all in all it was WAY over my head.

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