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Classic Video Games / Re: Best Retro System to Modern TV Adapter?
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:46:16 pm »
I'm quite happy with my RetroTINK-2X, which is now called their 'classic' model.
I've also heard the OSSC is good but have never used one.

Marketplace / Re: Is anyone interested in this old PC stuff?
« on: July 20, 2020, 04:44:11 pm »
They've arrived and I'm very excited to add them to my collection. Thanks a lot!

Marketplace / Re: Is anyone interested in this old PC stuff?
« on: July 08, 2020, 04:52:37 am »
I'm interested in your disks for:
  • Descent to Undermountain
  • Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor
I'm in the USA (zip 98208).
Let me know what you'd want for them.

Nev ermind th en, Tri Predacus has suc essfully con vinced me that the Gamef aqs we bsite's op inion is more val id than the cla ims of the dev eloper or pub lisher, and so I now be lieve we cer tainly should use the ir titl e in stead of what's writ ten on the pac kage or what was sub mitted to any trade mark off ices. I'm su re we can all ag ree that indepe ndant res earch and lang uage compr ehension ski lls are overra ted and acc uracy is n't ve ry impor tant wh en it co mes to arch iving his tori cal in forma tion.

Joking aside: no worries; I'll just enjoy a laugh whenever I see errors like this in our database.
I love this site and appreciate everything y'all are doing to keep it running so smoothly!

Per our naming rules, correct title is "Bio Motor Unitron" while the proper title "Biomotor Unitron" should be in alt-name.

Respectfully, I disagree. Gamefaqs has it wrong.
The text on the game cartridge and box, the Wikipedia article Gamefaqs themselves links to (and all of the sources cited in the Wikipedia article), Moby Games, and almost every other source I can find agree that "Biomotor" is written as just one word.
'Bio' is not an english word; it is a prefix derived from the greek word Bios, meaning life. Biology is its study, bioluminescence is when it makes light, bioengineering is when we intentionally manipulate it, and when we write about it it's a biography... but there is no word Bio. I already explained how it's not a word in Japanese either, and how their englishization of it also utilized the syllables just like a prefix and definitely not as a stand-alone word.
So now I'll take it one step further and assert that according to the "Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office: Trademarks, Volume 1233, Issue 2" the Yumekobo game development studio told the U.S. government that it was one word.
But whatever; this is just a free online video game collectors' database so clearly I've already put too much effort into justifying this correction. Thanks anyways!  ;D

Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Error Listings and rejected edits 2021
« on: February 22, 2020, 02:02:43 pm »
My edits to these NGPC games were rejected, so I'd appreciate it if someone could give them a closer look. and have the title wrong.
"Biomotor Unitron" is only two words, not three. In Japanese it's two verb groups which they englishize to "Baiomōtā Yunitoron".
(We have the title correct on the US version's entry:
We have the sequel listed as having the same title but hyphenated with the number two after it:
This sequel was a Japanese only release, but their title "Kikou Seiki Unitron" translates roughly to "Armor Chronicles Unitron" and does not include the word Biomotor/Baiomōtā or a numeral in the title any way you choose to translate it.
I would propose that the two word "Biomotor Unitron" title be used with the first game and the three word "Kikou Seiki Unitron" title be used on the JP sequel. should be deleted. is the correct entry.
The US release of "Puzzle Bobble Mini" was entitled "Bust-a-Move Pocket", while the European and Japanese releases retained the original title (so, and are correct.).

Off Topic / Re: What is your net worth?
« on: February 14, 2020, 12:10:07 pm »
I'll bite.
I still owe $37,000 in student loans, have no savings or real-estate, and the '08 Smart Fortwo I commute in is worth approximately $4,000.
My incomplete NGPC and 7800 collections might net me a few hundred bucks, but my thousand loose PC game CD-ROMs are worthless.
So, I'd say (note the negative) around -$32,500.

General / Re: Any tips on collecting pc games?
« on: February 05, 2020, 06:11:40 pm »
PC and video games are not applicable for media mail, and if your local post office actually does their job, they'll deliver you a postage due notice instead of your games.
Yikes; I see that you're right about that. In fact reading through the rules now I see I've gotten a ton of media mail that likely wasn't eligible (and sent a bit too). Never gotten a postage-due notice, but that might've just been luck. Thanks for the heads-up.

General / Re: Any tips on collecting pc games?
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:50:26 am »
Popular games from the era of 'big boxes' can get expensive, but if you aren't concerned with cardboard then PC game collecting can be very cheap and easy to get into.
A few years ago I found a copy of Microsoft Adventure for the IBM PC (arguably the first PC game ever) and decided to start visiting thrift/second-hand shops to look for old PC games: before the end of that year I had nearly 1000 titles.

My advice is to decide now what your budget is and what sorts of games you DON'T want to buy. Some people don't do magnetic floppy disks, others only do floppies and don't want optical media. Some people focus on DOS/Windows while others are all about the Commodore Amiga, Apple/Macintosh, Atari ST, Tandy 1000, MSX, etc.. Many PC game collectors are only interested in the 'big box' releases and want them to be the first version from the country of origin with all the registration cards and whatnot inside - but if you just want a functioning copy there are later editions, collection releases, foreign market versions, and so forth which can allow you to get the piece of software you want without paying top dollar.

I try not to buy Sims expansions, games designed for very young children, shareware, shovelware, mahjong/slots/go, hidden object games, MMOs, and of course anything new enough to require online registration or validation since the codes will almost certainly already be used (if the applicable server even still exists). I decided that I'll only spend up to $3.00 (USD) on a PC game that is loose or otherwise not in its box, or maybe up to $10 for a game that is complete in its original box - but then only if I recognize it as a good game. Games that look generic or downright bad have to cost less than one dollar for me to consider buying them.

Just today I made an offer to an eBay seller (who offers 'combined shipping' and knows about the USPS Media Mail rate) for nearly 200 PC games at $0.50 each and they accepted! Included in the lot are many titles I'm looking forward to such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not: The Riddle Of Master Lu, Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, and The Aftermath expansion for Red Alert.  8)

General / Re: Your first Item
« on: December 12, 2019, 04:17:34 am »
007: Nightfire  8)
Unfortunately it's the PC version, which Computer Gaming World called "the most incompetently crafted shooter in living memory".  ;D

Site Feedback / Re: Bug: Atari 2800 category broken
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:57:40 pm »
It's not there for me either - I see the little ticket/label icon thingy (which is itself the correct link) but there's no category label ("Atari 2800") text between it and the release type (usually "Official Release).

I'm also not seeing an Atari 2800 category on the Browse page.

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