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I personally only collect for Genre and Franchise, I can't think of what classifies as a game as only one theme, for example a lot of the games I play have multiple themes within the same exact game, like some games have certain levels with Dinosaurs, or Jarrassic theme, other games on a different level could have a lava world or a greek or roman theme :-\

Dinosaurs, lava level, greek mythology... sounds like Altered Beast! Just kidding! Turtles in time was a close second, but I don't think there's Greek/Roman in there (though on reflection that was a missed opportunity there).

I think I get hooked on a single theme and collect games that include that theme; i.e. it doesn't have to have just that theme I'm interested in, it can have more. Sometimes more is better! For instance, I just started playing Shadowman on N64. It has some lite cosmic horror vibes, but it also has voodoo and magic themes, comic book super hero vibes, plus some zombies (still voodoo I guess in a way) and other stuff; but it fits the bill.

Yes a lot of retro games have multiple themes, Sonic The Hedgehog also comes to my mind, and even Super Mario Bros 1, :)

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I'm definitely a genre or franchise collector

Collecting on themes doesn't work for me each theme will have titles wich I'm not interested in not to mention that if where talking just game themes that the playstyles will usually be wildly different per game if I where to go collecting for games surrounding a certain theme.

Military themes have tons of boring fps games
Japanese culture has tons of dating sim games
Monsters has survival horror a genre wich I gave a shot plenty of times but just don't enjoy to much.
Scifi has tons of subpar adventure games or really subpar 2d fighting games to name some examples

I could go on for days

I will say that it is a very interesting way to approach in how one collects I'll give it that.

I definitely agree. This has been the biggest challenge, especially with cosmic horror/Lovecraftian games; they always tend to be survival horror. I like them, but sometimes the obtuse nature of them and skill ceiling are a little high for me. It's take me something like 20 years to finally beat the first resident evil!

Likewise, the Cyberpunk style games always tend to be visual novels that I'm just not interested in. Point and click adventure I'm good with, but visual novels are just not my style.

I personally only collect for Genre and Franchise, I can't think of what classifies as a game as only one theme, for example a lot of the games I play have multiple themes within the same exact game, like some games have certain levels with Dinosaurs, or Jarrassic theme, other games on a different level could have a lava world or a greek or roman theme :-\

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Hardware and Tech / Re: Electrical for retro consoles
« on: May 13, 2021, 06:14:58 pm »
A Fire Marshall once told me, that I should ONLY have ONE multi powered device plugged into any outlet at a single timeframe. OR it could be dangerous.

What you are doing @cobaltdriver I would not recommend,

What I do is I unplug all my game consoles when I'm not using them, and I plug one in at a time, into only one surge protector. with other devices also in usage. That I heard is OK. but never daisy chain things together, or it could be a fire hazard. Also according to the one of my console safety guides, it recommends I unplug all AC adapters that are in usage like cell phone chargers for example. and other AV adapters when I am not useing them.

I know it can be inconvenient but I'd recommend plugging one console in at a time, and unplug them when not in usage.

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I completely agree with the other 3 posts about it being much harder to face live human opponents rather than the highest difficulty setting most games have to offer when playing single player. When I first played the mods for the original Doom Series. for PC for the first time I could not keep up with just about any of the other player in the game. After a while I got better and started to play just as good, but at that point people would just get fed up with me and disconnect from the server. I actually didn't use a mouse and became what I believe some people call a keyboard master.

and when I started to win. One hacker told me that he could not figure out how I was able to beat him with just keystrokes but I did. Most people just use BOTH keyboard AND mouse. But for some reason I stuck with the keyboard only and eventually started to kick butt, But my hands really started to hurt after about 4 hours or more playing on some Skulltag, or Zandronum server about 10 years ago from today.

I found out it's much easier to use both keyboard and mouse because otherwise my hands will start to cramp up

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What a great post/question!

I jump in and out of the forum. Mostly just been scrolling reddit, but not really enjoying it. I think, like all things, when I don't feel well I stop doing the things I like. I recognize everyone on here, but I wouldn't be surprised if anyone remembered me as I only comment so sporadically.

I've still been collecting, but taking the time to get things that are usually out of budget or rarely found in the wild. Ebay has been my friend. While I'm able to grab games I've wanted to play for a long time, I  frankly don't enjoy it as much as that feeling you get when you see a cart under the glass at the shop you've been hunting for a long time. I loved dropping into the local store near where I work just to see what was new and take home a few goodies, but with working from home that's just not been possible.

Getting back out to the game stores now that I'm vaccinated is a pretty exciting prospect I'm looking forward to.

I'm sticking to a budget of "ebay" games and new releases. I've personally made the decision that after this generation I will no longer be buying new releases physically. With stuff like Xbox series your really just buying a case to go on a shelf. Half the time I don't even use the disc because the game is on Gamepass. So, my plan in the next year or so to transition to only buying vintage games for my physical collection. It's exciting to go to the game store and grab new releases, but ultimately pointless (in my opinion, and for me in my situation).

I'm trying to buy tech that makes the best use of the hardware I have as well, i.e. grabbed a MegaEverdrive Pro instead of a Sega CD and loads of expensive games. I learned that lesson after trying to maintain a Turbo CD and collection for several years.

To the OP I've been really interested in the ODE's as well. My PS1 doesn't read discs well anymore (FMVs are all jittery) and my Gamecube is iffy (the games usually run well on my Wii but might freeze on my Gamecube). I'm waiting for someone to release something that can rip vintage discs like Xbox, PS2, Wii, etc without needing a modded console. That would really push me over the edge so I could start using ODE's with rips of my actual backed-up collection. The Retro-Arch disc project is something I'm paying pretty close attention to!

I read your post fully and I enjoyed reading it. I'd highly recommend buying a "ANY KIND" refurbished or new PlayStation 3 console before they get really high cost :-\

if you need help finding out how to create internal memory cards please make a post and let some of us know.

ps3 consoles are way less reliable than ps1 and ps2 consoles especially the ones that also play ps2 games.

Ps3 option especially the ones with ps2 backwards compatibility can get pricy really quick especially since they don't last to long.

The cheaper versions are however decent if you just want to play ps1 games.

Buy a Slim model PS3

OR

buy Super Slim Model PS3

buy I'd recommend a regular Slim Model more because of the exposed moving parts that the Super Slims have :-\

AND also I'd recommend running all the games in AV-out in which should be the exact same cord you can use with the PS1 and all PS2 models as well as the PlayStation 3

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Funny enough, I just ate a bag of Snyder's pretzels and now I'm beginning to dread why you are asking.
I was considering owning a little of the stock (Campbell Soup Co that owns all these brands)  for the 3% dividend yield but wasn’t sure what the perception of the brand was. Wasn’t sure if it were a brand for old people or something.

Okay good. I was worried you were going to tell me there was a massive recall due to someone falling into the machinery or something. At some point or another I have consumed all of these brands and the only one I can remember I did not like was Pace Picante Sauce, specifically.

The last time I had Cambell Soup it was gross because the meat in the soup, something was just wrong about it and it felt like I was eating a baby, not that I ever have or ever will. But I don't trust Cambell Soup

nor will I ever buy it again I do know that some people do eat human beings.

(edit) this may seem like a joke but I was being serious, there is a lot of evil twisted people in this world


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What a great post/question!

I jump in and out of the forum. Mostly just been scrolling reddit, but not really enjoying it. I think, like all things, when I don't feel well I stop doing the things I like. I recognize everyone on here, but I wouldn't be surprised if anyone remembered me as I only comment so sporadically.

I've still been collecting, but taking the time to get things that are usually out of budget or rarely found in the wild. Ebay has been my friend. While I'm able to grab games I've wanted to play for a long time, I  frankly don't enjoy it as much as that feeling you get when you see a cart under the glass at the shop you've been hunting for a long time. I loved dropping into the local store near where I work just to see what was new and take home a few goodies, but with working from home that's just not been possible.

Getting back out to the game stores now that I'm vaccinated is a pretty exciting prospect I'm looking forward to.

I'm sticking to a budget of "ebay" games and new releases. I've personally made the decision that after this generation I will no longer be buying new releases physically. With stuff like Xbox series your really just buying a case to go on a shelf. Half the time I don't even use the disc because the game is on Gamepass. So, my plan in the next year or so to transition to only buying vintage games for my physical collection. It's exciting to go to the game store and grab new releases, but ultimately pointless (in my opinion, and for me in my situation).

I'm trying to buy tech that makes the best use of the hardware I have as well, i.e. grabbed a MegaEverdrive Pro instead of a Sega CD and loads of expensive games. I learned that lesson after trying to maintain a Turbo CD and collection for several years.

To the OP I've been really interested in the ODE's as well. My PS1 doesn't read discs well anymore (FMVs are all jittery) and my Gamecube is iffy (the games usually run well on my Wii but might freeze on my Gamecube). I'm waiting for someone to release something that can rip vintage discs like Xbox, PS2, Wii, etc without needing a modded console. That would really push me over the edge so I could start using ODE's with rips of my actual backed-up collection. The Retro-Arch disc project is something I'm paying pretty close attention to!

I read your post fully and I enjoyed reading it. I'd highly recommend buying a "ANY KIND" refurbished or new PlayStation 3 console before they get really high cost :-\

if you need help finding out how to create internal memory cards please make a post and let some of us know.

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There are actually a few games I consider myself at least good at here they are, what's yours's

and your also free to start a discussion about them if yours or mine if you wish

1: Duke Nukem 3D
2: Duke Nukem 1
3: Ultimate Doom
4: Doom II
5 Mostly all "Call Of Duty" games for tv game consoles
6: Tiger Woods PGA Tour Series
7: Halo Series
8: Corvette for original Xbox
9: The Sims Series
10: Roller Coaster Tycoon
11: True Crime Streets Of LA
12: Heretic Shadows Of The Serpent Riders

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General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:39:41 pm »
After adjusting myself to save scumming while play super Mario bros deluxe, Doom 1, and Half-Life . I have found a lot of trouble going back.

don't worry I do the same thing when I'm playing a hard game for the first time :)

all the games you have mentioned are vary hard to beat even on the lowest difficulty, in fact when I played doom it took both my skills AND my vary old former friend skills to beat that game, AND it took us many sessions and a hell of a long time.

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General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:13:47 pm »
(HERE IS WHAT I'd CALL A CHEAT I FOUND ONLINE ON THE FIRST MARIO BROS FOR THE NES)

internet says.

In Super Mario Brothers on the NES, you can continue where you lost your last life by pressing a+start on the main screen.

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General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:04:28 pm »
I can´t imagine beating super mario 3 on the NES like that. I played it on GBA with saves and it still took me weeks because of how many times I ragequit.

I can't either, but it may be because I personally didn't grow up with any Mario game available to me, and I didn't have any friends that would give me a chance to play the game with them long enough to learn how to play those 2D platformers. I mean I played some of Super Mario Bros 1 years after my childhood, in fact just a few years ago,

I didn't rage quit, but I felt like I was in hell at the time, so I just quit and played something else. I made it to about the 2nd or 3rd level "probably in world one" before I ran out of lives and had to start the game over from the beginning.

you get 3 lives and if you are hit or touched 3 times with full powerups by anything that moves you lose a life, AND you need to make it through the ENTIRE game. however there is a way to gain more lives by getting a higher score, but you still need to make it through the entire game without getting killed. AND fight Bowser at the end, in which if I were a child and I lost my last life on bowser I would not be happy.

My favorite games growing up were mostly Shareware version and full version first person shooters on the PC/computer.

In short if I grew up with mario I would have like it better

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Since both of you posted that you can successfully mod and or repair retro consoles. without totaling them, like I might do on accident.

Makes me want to recommend you both, to try creating your own Facebook page or online website, and set up your own private retro console or PC repair business. Creating a Facebook page or group is free of charge unless you want to pay for advertisements for people to know you exist. but anyway, a lot of people are into retro gaming, including myself, AND these old consoles are not going to fix themselves. if I were you and IF you think you are up for the challenge, I'd set my own business up if I were you. :-\

The modern gaming industry is making things unfair and companies like SONY seem like there giving collectors the retro middle finger. I am giving Microsoft a little more slack because. At least they are supporting a lot of the physical retro games for the Xbox One Series X.

I am mostly a digital collector now, but if I want some more games I'd go for another multi-cart, OR compilations console, that I have lots of them already

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General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:57:13 am »
I'll be honest and say, no, I can't remember when of if this ever happened to me. I am probably guilty like most people on this site to, buy games and then do other things, I've accumulated a ton of games over the years. and now, I've pretty much stopped getting new physical games, and more consoles. I have a lifetime of games already, I can't see myself buying any more game for a long time or even ever again.

plus the fact that I am not  that good at games and I rather collect then sell.

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General / Re: Your own videogame reviews thread
« on: May 06, 2021, 07:44:03 pm »
MY PREVIOUS ON SITE REVIEW FROM THIS FORUM

THIS PHOTO IS NOT A THREAT IT's JUST A GAME COVER ART I WANTED SHOW

TRUE CRIME: STREETS OF LA



FOR PS2, original Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube

FOR 6TH GENERATION CONSOLES

True Crime Streets Of LA lets you pick both a good or bad path and has all the elements of the 3D Grand Theft Auto Games, like driving or walking around in a massive open world. True Crimes Streets Of LA is supposed to have the entire city Of the real life Los Angeles  in the game itself including the LA Kings Hockey Arena at the time the game was made.

I never liked the feel of the Grand Theft Auto games because the game to me is just not fun being a criminal even though True Crimes Streets Of LA lets you play as either a good cop or bad cop, but punishes you for being the bad cop in a way. I spent countless hours as a teen playing True Crimes Streets of LA the world is massive, and suppose to have the entire real like Los Angeles city included in the open world,

including highways and roads and even streets to explore of course you need to complete the first 2 missions in the story mode.

I even have the True Crimes Streets Of New York game but I don't like that game as much as the True Crimes LA Game.

I played the game both ways starting out as a bad cop, and then a new saved game as a good cop. I liked arresting and frisking people, as well as the car chases and stopping fights and doing everything that the police in real life do,

I recommend it for adults only more then the Grand Theft Auto games. I have almost all GTA games in my collection but I haven't played them and really don't know exactly why I have them, but.

If you play this game you need to read the manual, and maybe write down all the games combos, like how to show you badge and fire a warning shot in the air, to get the bad guys to put their hand up and then you need to press another 2 button to arrest them,

 so pay attention to the combos as well as the basic combat, the goal of this game is the be a good cop and choose the right path in the story mode otherwise your game the poor ending, I never achieved the good ending but I did fight the final boss and achieved the average ending.

You go around the city of LA fighting crime earning points for good and lose points for bad ideas. You spend these points to upgrade your character, like getting a better gun or  your own drivable car or driving ability, or going to the gym to learn a new fight combo. This game is HUGE so if you have it I recommending this.


 but then again you can have any car you want just like the GTA games,


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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:16:08 pm »
Here's a gem that was shared with me a couple of days ago. It's a long and boring story, but for context, this person was having problems during checkout and messaged the seller about it, specifically stating that it was a recurring issue and that they would be contacting customer support for help. Shortly after they got the following message...



'Murica, bitches!

This is america was the best part.

not to change the subject but I just want to say, I Never trusted eBay and this is why. because of some of the stories I've heard of about them. Of coarse I did receive 1 PS3 with part of it's casing peeling off, and another PS3 soaked in sticky brown filth. from Amazon, but at least ONE stayed in working condition! ::)

AND the 2nd PS3 I got from a seller off amazon about 5 years ago "ever since I had it" I had that thing cleaned the best that the technicians could ever do with it, and it's PS1 laser replaced only to find out that it ignores all PS1 games and instead of letting me play them? It reads the games for the disc contents ONLY. AND since I have no usage for building my own damn ROMS and bootlegging shit that thing is useless to me. So? I gave it away to someone who I thought wanted to play some PS3 games on it. my dad, but he lost interest in video games and has no time to play any of the ones I gave him

the one with the case peeling off was practically in mint condition on the inside though hell I recorded 100's of CD and played the hell out of that particular one AND it still works today, but I got stupid and dislodged the hard drive and now I need to take the whole thing apart, so I got a third PS3 from GameStop about 3 years ago, it said it was refurbished, and it's like new and I love it even more the the other 2 I purchased off a seller Amazon.com it was super clean, came with all the accessories and a clean used SONY branded wireless controller too. that I never used.



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