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Most of the arcades still around charge by the hour or have a day pass.
It’s good if you want to try a lot of games in a short time, but if you’re good at a particular game...not so much.

Things like Xbox game pass let you play games like you would pay to watch movies etc on Netflix.

I still prefer to buy the games I play, but the monthly fee to play 100 games on rotation is a nice deal.
Growing up, most of my friends had less than 10 games at any given time, and only 1 or 2 was a newer title.

Classic Video Games / Re: Letting go of the CRT
« on: December 11, 2020, 04:12:16 pm »

The 2nd and third pic of this gallery have the output of a PS3 and a BD menu on a 9 inch monitor:

Gotta get those VHS vertical.

I would hold on to that CRT as well. I kept my broken 32” for years with a hope to fix it, but all the repair quotes were $450 and up. Got rid of that one.
I picked up a couple other 32” for free from coworkers. Not too hard to come by.
My area does ewaste pickups regularly, so I just gotta get it out on the curb the night before.

Modern Video Games / Re: Xbox Series S
« on: December 02, 2020, 10:26:01 pm »
I got an X. I’m liking it so far, but still don’t have an HDR set...maybe next year. The resume feature that jumps back right where you left off is pretty nice. The load times are very fast as well.
I didn’t look too much into the details before the purchase. You can plug your existing external HD in from XB1 and it’s ready to go, but you can’t take full advantage of the series X/S upgrade unless you use the SSD. From what I’ve heard, the X has a little more power over the S. I got the X for the disc drive though.

General / Re: What Is Your Gaming History?
« on: November 13, 2020, 10:58:35 pm »
Been gaming since the eighties. Bowling alley arcades were my babysitter. First consoles were intelivision and Atari 2600.

Modern Video Games / Re: PS5 General Discussion Thread
« on: November 13, 2020, 10:53:34 pm »
Anybody else get an upside down sack boy in the special edition?

I bought these at launch:
PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii.

They were all preorders except for the Wii and PS2.

I wasn’t planning on getting a Wii at launch. I told myself if any are in stock on day 1, i’m buying it. I ended up getting the itch the night before release. I shot over to Bestbuy at around 4am on release day and was about 40 or so in line.

For the PS2 I remember working a double shift so I could have the day off at launch. Preorders weren’t really a thing at the time, so first come first serve. I was watching TV with my girlfriend around 6pm the night before. They showed a news clip of people lining up outside stores for the release. I told her, “I gotta go!!!” She thought I was crazy, but went with me. We passed by 15-20 stores with lines wrapped around the buildings. I finally ended up at Circuit City with only about 10 people in line (around 8pm). The people in line said they had 16 available. I told my girlfriend “I’m staying. Call your sister or take my keys if you want a ride home”. She took my car and brought back a sweatshirt and blanket. Her sister picked her up a little later. Circuit City forced you to buy 2 games at launch (one being Fantavision), if you  wanted the console. Ended up marrying the girl

I use to when my collection was much smaller. I enjoyed hitting the 25th mark (75, 100 etc.) on PlayStation games back in the day, though I didn’t keep track of which games they were.

Off Topic / Re: Anyone ever leave Social Media behind?
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:06:07 pm »
This is the only social media I use, if it could even be called that.

I made a phony Facebook account years ago to get an achievement on a windows phone game called Make it Rain. The account just sits there now. I never used it for anything else.

General / Re: Selling your collection for Flash Carts/ODEs
« on: May 12, 2020, 12:31:08 pm »
I mean if where talking any cart based system with cardboard packaging, considering these are carts, it's pretty easy to store them in drawers labeled to not pull them out of the cardboard packaging everytime wich is quite a hassle when done that way.

I put the jewel cases back in the boxes years ago. Some of the more expensive ones are also in plastic box protectors. I’d rather have them up on the shelves where I can see them.

General / Re: Selling your collection for Flash Carts/ODEs
« on: May 11, 2020, 12:24:03 pm »
I use an everdrive for Turbo Grafx that a friend hooked me up with. As far as I can tell, the games play the same as original. My TG16 collection is boxed, so this comes in handy when I want to play it. No need to worry about damaging the flimsy cardboard packages.

Marketplace / Re: In need of thoughts and maybe help
« on: May 04, 2020, 03:04:03 pm »
If I had the room and funds, I would definitely have one of each console color on display.
The only console I currently have that was a limited release is the Gun grey Metal Gear Solid PS3. Any other consoles out there are extremely mass produced. There shouldn’t be any difficulty picking one up to play your games on. Nobody is ruining your hobby.

OP. I wish you the best hunting down the consoles you’re interested in. Those one of ones, or custom giveaways are going to be challenging though. Happy collecting!!!

Modern Video Games / Re: Animal Crossing switch
« on: April 25, 2020, 02:02:04 pm »
Thanks for all the help on this.
Here’s how it went down:
His son is playing on the master profile on the original system. He logged in on the second system with sons profile, redownloaded the game for his daughter and made that the master console. They can now both play online together with one digital copy. As long as all future games are purchased with the master profile, only one copy needed. Seems kind of like how Xbox One works.
Thanks again!!

Modern Video Games / Re: Animal Crossing switch
« on: April 14, 2020, 10:46:48 pm »
Got it. Thanks.

Modern Video Games / Re: Animal Crossing switch
« on: April 14, 2020, 09:34:40 pm »
Ok. My coworker is just gonna buy another switch. Does he need two copies of the game too? Can you just redownload the game in new system with a clean slate?

Modern Video Games / Re: Animal Crossing switch
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:46:33 pm »
Wow that sucks.
Thanks for the replies. I’ll pass this info on.

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