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about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
No worries; been crazy around here, too.

I haven't read too many of those, but I read almost everything he had on his website back when it was mostly just bad NES games. That's where I found out about Deadly Towers, come to think of it, though I do actually like that one quite a bit. It's like the Angry Video Game Nerd, though, in that even if he's bashing a game that I like, I enjoy his sense of humor, so I laugh right along. Funny, though, that people think that Shovelware is a new concept; as I understand it - and I was not part of the scene at the time - that was what led to the crash back in 1983.

I don't like to rush; I don't even like when a game gives me a time limit. I'll bust my ass and do well enough; just let me do it at my own pace. The pace will be fast, but having that clock hanging over my head is just so stressful.

You'd certainly think that, but Godzilla: Monster of Monsters has an... overworld? It's like a board game with hexes instead of quadrilateral spaces, each of which has a picture of its environment on it. You move your piece over a number of spaces (2 for Godzilla; 4 for Mothra), and that's how many stages you'll go through once you stop. There are enemy pieces that move, and if they're next to you, you'll fight them for a certain amount of time before the fight ends. The goal is to get to the base hex, BUT after you finish that stage, you have to select your piece, then select it again to not move, and that will take it to the next board. The actual stages are mostly destroying enemies and stuff, but getting to the next planet is weird and not intuitive.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
As a moderate fan of the series, and someone who's hung out with Chris Judge, it doesn't look any good to me. The way he moves reminds me so much of The Last of Us, which has that slow, awkward movement that was really popular in games of the time, and I have no idea why; I don't like moving as though I'm a sack of bricks with some fallen branches jammed in for arms.

He really did; he's probably hanging out with Alicia Silverstone somewhere. I did miss the dramatic shots of the news van, helicopter, and the TDS-9000 laser copier or whatever it was, but Jon Stewart really grew on me. I'm only one season behind on South Park, and I still think it's damn good, to be honest. I think a lot of people's problem with it is that it's become more political, and people just want to get the fuck away from politics. Before now, when you're either some pussy snowflake (a term not even used correctly) or a Nazi, there were other completely fucking ridiculous things that stupid people were doing that had nothing to do with politics, and that made for a different kind of material. It's hard, but do you remember when one of the more ridiculous things happening in this world was how badly people hated the latest Indiana Jones movie? Friends of ours moved out to Colorado, and through them, we found out that Casa Bonita was a real thing; they didn't get it, but we lost our shit.

And that is the #1 trait of a bad plot twist: they didn't do anything with it. It's like, Oh no! We're slowly losing our memories, and this is going to cause lots of problems later in our li- wait, nope; we're just going to keep using the Guardian Forces, and there will be no discernible consequences for the rest of the game, and it will never even be mentioned again. Oh, I agree with you, but you know damn well it isn't going to happen. You might get some table scraps, like Octopath Traveler, but you're not going to get a Final Fantasy like that. And that's not to say that Octopath Traveler isn't any good; it's just table scraps to them, because it doesn't carry the prestige of a Final Fantasy. And honestly, who cares? Whether you're getting a game you like, who cares what banner it bears? It's not like there's much to connect the Final Fantasy games, anyway, aside from a few tropes, which are mostly regurgitated mythological references not their own.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] "Oh, but it would be unrealistic for military people not to curse a lot." Oh, you mean like battling armies of evil robots in outer space? Yeah, realism would be important for that, I agree. But you're absolutely right; I've written for places that don't allow swearing, and a good writer uses circumlocution instead of lame word substitutes. I could say, "What the doohickey darnit heck is going on around here?" or I could say, "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?" and still have the desired impact. If you can't write that, you write around it; if you don't have the skill to do that, you don't have any business getting paid to write. You wouldn't hire a plumber who "just kinda watched his dad fix a leak this one time". Yeah, those can be classic, and with music, too; the radio edit of Li'l Jon's Get Low is actually a lot worse than the original, because suits don't know what skeet means.

It's cool; lots of people do that and it drives me nuts. Is it because the language is like labeling us? Is it because my inner English teacher is screaming? Is it because of my fucking OCD? Who knows?

Why the hell wouldn't you clean right afterwards!? Fuckin' big ol' bucket of listeria is what that is! Even I don't fuck around with bad dairy, and I've eaten candy corn 2 years after the expiration date. I don't remember much about Carmen Sandiego the game show or the game; kinda vaguely remember that cartoon version from the '90s had a young woman with a cool, moderately punk rock style to her. That would suck, though, but I guess they couldn't admit that the equipment wasn't working properly.

Right!? People have been trying to sell me on the idea of FaceBook for years with, "You can reconnect with all the people you lost touch with since high school!" I didn't lose touch with them; I left them behind. That's a good question; either 2 or 3, I'd say, or maybe a combination of them both. Or blowing some guy in a back alley for a ham sandwich. Never saw a one of them after graduation, but a close friend from back in the day said they were all losers, and that was only a few months after the fact.

I grew up with my dad, who is a master of voices, and I picked that up from him. Then, so did my sister. Drove mom nuts. Lately, I've been stuck in Southern Mode, probably because too much Borderlands. I go through periods like that, too, though, where I can do a voice really well, but then I can't.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I'd imagine that some of the earlier ones would be less expensive, because they would've been produced in larger quantities. I've played through both Flintstones games, and they were decent; don't remember much about either of them.

It's one of my most hated games of all time, and while it doesn't top Shadow of the Colossus, it at least has an interesting gameplay premise; Mythologies does not. The jumping in Mortal Kombat games was awkward as fuck even by Fighter standards, and to put that in a Platformer is just... Might want to take the hammers out of the development studio, because nobody can seem to stop bashing their skulls with them.

I discovered that, because I was just that damn excited to play as him. It's weird, isn't it? Video games are games, and as such, they are structured by rules and parameters; perfect setup for something like "Wolverine would have problems with a master of magnet". Of course, that'd mean that if you pick him, you're just fucked no matter what, and I guess that wouldn't be very fun for a game. They'd almost have to rewrite it so that characters could be swapped on the fly, and situations are more like a puzzle, akin to the original Devil May Cry's Alastor or Ifrit conundrum. Of course, we're not going to get that game, are we? Not profitable enough. Oh, those old Game Gear titles are real heartbreakers; they have a great variety of unusual characters with neat abilities... and they aren't great to actually play, but you just keep going, because you finally got to play as Bishop, but it never gets better.

I have no doubt that you've heard that, but I think it's shit. It has incredibly fluid animations, and when you have that in that era, it's usually like big sprites on the NES: the game plays like a gigantic pile of jank. The gameplay is just so loose and awkward; I couldn't get into it. Now, of course, I'm no Disney fan, but never judge a game by its license; there are TONS of great Disney titles on the NES and Genesis. This, unfortunately, was when Virgin took over, which is when the license really went downhill. Castle of Illusion wasn't the first Disney game that I ever played, but is the first one that I ever really loved. I grew up with Looney Tunes (I think I was a teenager before I ever even saw a Mickey Mouse cartoon), but historically, they have not been treated very well when it comes to video games. There were a couple that were decent, but I can't think of any that were great.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
How could I have forgotten? Girls can't play any kind of action games, because that's something only boys can do. Or Point-and-Click Adventures, because something. Just make some kind of fucking-around simulator, slap Barbie on it, and we're golden.

Speedruns can be useful for that, rather than sift through hours and hours of footage. The only challenge run I've ever done on purpose was a no-magic run of Secret of Mana, just to see what the boss fights were supposed to be like.

BEHOLD: [Link]
Also: [Link]

I agree with both of those; I like both of those games, but they are GARBAGE at telling you how to play them. Godzilla: Monster of Monsters is like that, too; better have that instruction manual! These days, you have the opposite problem with tutorials telling you how to walk and shit.

Indeed, it was! I think that was kinda the "Crash Bandicoot is the Dark Souls of ______" moment of the ridiculous multiplayer craze, because I seem to remember it dying down after that. Before everything was the "live service" bullshit. It's not a service when all it does is shake you down for money. Unless you're into that sort of thing. Anyway, it's the... sixth game in the series, but I think first chronologically? That is assuming that I'm correct that Dad of Boy is at the end of the timeline.

I haven't heard anything about that, but it sounds like something that would fit her. I could picture her as some kind of fractured June Cleaver figure, and she'd do well with it. Those were certainly the days, though a lot of them were not good. Craig Kilborn said it best, when he said, "Comedy Central: the network built on... South Park."

I don't know; he dresses like a gay cowboy, and his "manly" actions always seemed like a cover, including his passes at Selphie, who you do later find out is his childhood friend, and that's why he's after her. I don't think we'll ever see that kind of Final Fantasy again; the series has always wanted to fuck with things, for both better and worse. Yeah, we got Final Fantasy 6, but we also got Final Fantasy 2. I learned to live with this kind of loss when I discovered that one of my favorite games, Legacy of the Wizard, was part of a series where all of the games have next to nothing in common.
about 1 month ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I'd say that I've heard of PAL, so I should've, but it's not like I've ever even left North America, much less been to Europe.

My lady was really into it, so I'd catch bits and pieces, but they kept replacing every fuck with frack. I questioned, "Why the FUCK would they do that?" Apparently, since it's a military operation, there would be a lot of fuck words, but since it was on TV, they couldn't do that, so it was "more immersive" to do that than to bleep it. I fucking disagree.

Marc Summers has OCD; one cannot be OCD; we are not our disorder. Yeah yeah, insert joke about my having OCD here. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't notice; Marc Summers is a fucking CHAMP at hiding his disorder. I mean, he was the host of fucking DOUBLE DARE. That and if nothing sets it off, OCD isn't something you'd always notice. Most people wouldn't know that I have it if I didn't tell them.

Beats the hell out of me; my lady went to one one time, and said I had to come with her; the deal was that if I did, we wouldn't have to go to mine. It was just a thing in the basement of some dive bar where other people having nothing to do with the reunion were also hanging out; they didn't even bother to book a place. I was a coat rack! But I'm not in contact with anyone from high school, really... except a woman that "works" with me; she's on a different team, and we haven't been in the office in 6 months... and apparently aren't ever going back. Anyway, these days, you have social media, so maybe they don't really bother with that, anymore, even in places like where I was "educated", where the captain of the football team was considered a hometown hero, and reunions exist as a way to relive the long-dead glory days. Until now, I'd never really thought about whether big city schools would have reunions.

I can do a lot of voices, myself; Gwen Stefani is not among them. Had my manager rolling the one time; she said that we needed to get in contact with one of my facilities, and my supervisor and I just exchanged looks. This was run by a dude who WOULD NOT talk to women. I said, "Why don't I put on a thick Brooklyn accent or something? 'Hey, dis iz [my name here] from Omnicehz; wat can I doo foh yuz?'" The response I got? "DO IT." Never been good at facial contortions, though; can't even smile on command.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Chip and Dale is a solid Platformer from that classic era where they were mostly "It's Mario, but," and the but is a pretty interesting lift/carry/throw mechanic that might seem pretty basic by today's standards, but this is Capcom; the game is designed all around said mechanic. It's mostly boxes that you pick up, and can even hide in them/use them as a shield, but you can throw them forward or even straight up, which is used both for combat and very light puzzles. There's a map not unlike Mario 3, so you can choose to skip certain stages, but they're all pretty different and have their own gimmicks. Bosses are all killed in the same way, but are HUGE, and the variety comes from avoiding their attack patterns. The sequel is... decent; probably expensive.

DuckTales's but is the cane, which can be used to pogo jump or golf swing, and there are light puzzles here, as well. The pogo jump is used to reach higher areas, as well as bounce harmlessly over damaging surfaces. All sorts of treasure and the like to find, mostly for score, but the sense of exploration is pretty incredible for a Platformer of this era. The sequel expands on all of this, and I think is even better. Probably also expensive.

It's just bizarre to me how in the '90s, there were great Platformers, and a few great Brawlers, but nobody figured out how to marry the two until... Smash Bros. Melee's Adventure Mode, maybe? That was kinda awkward in the other direction, I guess. But they kept on trying. Not hard, [Link] but they kept trying. Tusk is in X-Men 2: The Clone Wars, and he's a total pain in the ass, if you're not just using Magneto and floating off to the side where he can't hit you. The stage after that is where things get dicey, with rolling spike pillars chasing you through narrow corridors and the like. I've never been a Disney fan, but I like the SEGA games (the ones actually made by SEGA; not the Virgin titles, like Aladdin and Lion King), because they capture the one thing that Disney has: that childlike sense of wonder, as you're heading into a strange world. Castle of Illusion captures that best, but World of Illusion does well with it, and Quackshot is busy being accused of ripping off Indiana Jones, when it was actually the other way around, even the font.
about 1 month ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I've seen CDs at the bank but those require a pretty hefty deposit don't they? I only have like $4,600 in savings right now. Still paying off a bunch of stuff. One idea that has popped into my head is buying a bunch of everdrives for all of my cartridge based consoles and selling all of my games. I dunno if I could make myself do that outside of a crisis though..

I...maybe? It's been so long that I don't remember. Maybe they required 10k? I think the only other Everdrive I've tried is the Genesis one, and I use that on my Nomad. It would probably work with my X'Eye, but I can put anything I want on the Genesis Mini anyway. Well, the folder update needs to come out. Also for putting Game Gear/SMS/Sega CD stuff on there, because the boxart scrapes for those systems, at least Game Gear and probably Sega CD...just are not there yet. Some SMS game boxarts are, but I've only put the Sonic SMS games on there. I think.

Yes, you can put Sega CD games onto it if you have a USB drive. The internal storage is not enough, even for one game, but it is very possible to put a USB drive in and use the mod that way. SNES mini has folders...but that's a different mod brand. Genesis mini has that mod brand, but it's not worth the hassle of trying to transfer all my save data over, which may not even work.
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Bond gives you a bad association huh? Fair enough, I can see that. I can't say I've ever had a stalker, but I imagine that is pretty traumatic.

Let's just say that guy was super bad news in a lot more ways than that. I'm lucky to be rid of him. I quit MSN altogether because of him.

I have seen a couple of Virtual Boys in my life. I've seen a R.O.B. even. The Game Force in Aurora CO had one on a shelf behind their counter. I don't think that he was for sale.

I don't understand people calling it a handheld. Yes, I get it was probably ultimately supposed to be one, but there's no fuckin way that thing is a handheld. Just because it was designed to be one doesn't make it one, because it was super rushed out the door and barely finished.

Customers rarely bother me. I've had a few here and there but not often. Sometimes its the people who want to have long drawn out conversations about nothing. I remember there was one guy at my last job who everyone knew to avoid because he would come in and literally stay for like six goddamn hours taking up people's time. Annoying. Wait, somebody actually willfully named their kid "Hitler"?

Yeah, people like that are the worst. The good thing about having mental breakdowns and shit is not being there. You know, aside from not having to be there during covid. Well, kind of. His last name was Hittler.

Someone finally hacked the TG mini huh? I was going to get one of those, but I didn't have the money straight away. I figured that they would make more but it seems they didn't. Never underestimate Konami's ability to not want money. Oh well, it wasn't a priority.

I'm surprised that it's gone out of stock as many times as it has, or even at all. It's been restocked a few times, but man...I don't get it at all compared to like the Genesis Mini that's been stocked pretty well. Then again, Sega does what Nintendon't...or Konami...n't, because that thing did NOT sell well, especially here.

I have no interest in the PS5 or the Series X. Video Games are just getting further and further away from well...video games. Newer stuff is less and less interesting to me. I didn't buy a PS4 until Death Stranding came out. I don't mind keeping my older stuff, they don't have to HD or update it.

I'm not quite at that mindset, but I will say I have far, far less drive to try out new games outside of IPs I know, because it seems whenever I do, they either suck or the dev shuts down.

about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh geez...Denver The Last Dinosaur? I'm glad somebody else remembers that! It's one of those things I wasn't 100% sure existed, but I could swear I remembered it.

I'm not sure why, but you're not the first person to say something like that, when I brought it up once before, people said a lot of people actually forgot it existed? The only thing I remember from it is that theme song. And uh....Land of the Lost, and like....the Dinosaurs show with the weird dino baby. I watched a lot of Flintstones and Jetsons as a kid, too. Scooby Doo as well. I think I saw some Mr Jinx and Beverly Hillbillies. And Addams Family and Munsters. Now it's just Perry Mason (60s), Hawaii Five O (60s), Mission Impossible (60s), Columbo, Matlock, and Murder She Wrote. Nothing else. I did watch a few episodes of that new X Files, but I fizzled out pretty quick on that. I did see that Dragon Quest movie, that was alright. And the Sonic movie, that was okay. Not Detective Pikachu, though I've seen the Mario movie, so it's not really an issue of pride. Though the Mario movie was pretty charming....

Yeah it is kinda like that now. The internet is so normalized now that you don't go but a few places compared to when it was new. Back when I was in middle school you would just surf around all day and look at stuff. (or download music with impunity lol) Geocities tried to make a comeback? Can't say I remember that happening.

Called like Neocities. It was a real fun time on early Internet reading OoT and Mario 64 rumors. My favorites were those two, Pokemon Gen 1, Banjo Kazooie, and Sonic 2, though obviously Sonic 2 I have since played every single beta under the sun and know a great deal more than I did twenty years ago. I guess the one I still have never really found the actual cut levels was Mario 64. Can't even find the old rumors it had because all I get are fucking rumors about a new port. Maybe now that it's on Switch I can actually find shit again.

Your state is on fire too eh? Colorado is on fire like everywhere in the mountains. Lucky for me I live in Denver and it never makes it out this far. It has made the local air particularly inhospitable though. For a few days there a grey haze just blotted out the sky. The sky is back now, it just kinda smells.

Apparently the fires by me (there are 2 big ones within an hour or two, one 4x the size of the other) are both 98% contained. I did read where the air quality in CO was like 500 one day
about 1 month ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I haven't got a chance to watch the new dub yet, but I remember watching that finale in Japanese. We used to watch things by downloading single episodes on our 56k modem. Took all day to download one episode, start it when you leave for school and maybe it will be done when you come back. I also downloaded Dracula X: Rondo of Blood to play on an emulator that way. Took a WEEK because it was split into like 21 different zip archives. But I was hell bent on playing that back in the day when it was still an import.

I haven't seen either dub, but I did see where the Viz dub restores a lot of the stuff DiC cut, probably after checking after you told me about it, actually. We're already on ep...55, so we've seen a fair number of R eps in one sitting. Though right now, I'm not sure when we'll pick up, because one of our group has been MIA for like a week. It's odd that I also identify with Makoto, because I was her height at her age, perhaps taller. Yet Minako is my favorite Senshi. Makoto has this [Link] , which I strongly identify with having some...terrible events...leaving a super bad taste in my mouth for most men, and that's besides me being lesbian, but I just like Venus, not sure what it is. I think it's because I played the games before I saw the show, and she's the best in the beat em ups and is written a bit fun in Another Story, at least the original translation [Link]

I just don't know how you would draw on the screen to form the weapons without the gamepad. Unless you're in portable mode I guess.

I always forget that the Switch has a touch screen too. Probably because I have never used it for anything. I wonder if the PS4 version maps it to actual controls or just uses that stupid touch pad that nobody ever asked for and they used for launch games and then never again.

I'm sure it's overhyped but I would like to say that I have played Saga. If just for the experience.

Oh, it's definitely worth it, especially if you don't have to pay a stupid price for it, or any price. The battle system is amazing, and is probably the highlight of the game. Morphable dragon was cool too, I suppose. I think those were the two highlights.

I may get the Retrotink for my NES if the upcoming OSSCPro still has no Composite functionality.

I see no reason I would ever get an NES, not only because I have so many other ways to play NES's library, including SNES Mini, but no space
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
[Link]

Hey, I found the first recorded stream I had of the Death Egg final boss with no rings

Note that this is only my first time recorded, I did this a lot as a kid

Also bonus Doomsday [Link]

Another no ring run [Link]

[Link] (I have one ring here but didn't get hit, plus I taught two guys something and did super good on Doomsday

Heh, the 3DO. Seems like all of the 3DOs really good games are on other systems. No real reason to own one. That and the weird 3 button controller with it's Daisy Chain nonsense...ugh. Though I hear the 3DO is burn friendly!

I have one of those controllers with a headphone jack in the actual box. That's kinda cool. I have that external memory thing, too, because I don't trust the 3DO's internal memory not to delete my saves. That came with the box, too. Yeah, I have never bought an actual 3DO game, the burning is the main reason I got one. That and the RetroArch 4DO fork sucks, you gotta use the standalone 4DO for it to be any good, and of course can't get that on any consoles.

...why do you own any Game.com anything? Apparently it was going to get a port of Metal Gear Solid...

I got it for Sonic Jam and RE2. They both suck, but surprisingly I could not even get close to getting halfway in RE2, while I fairly easily beat all three Sonic Jam games (even if it kinda hurt). Also, this was before I knew there was an emulator for it. It is kinda cool that it has two cart slots, though. Out of weird handhelds, I get a LOT more use out of my Neo Geo Pocket Color.

Oh neat, I'd do something like that but I couldn't possibly remember every movie I've seen. I still have a physical Netflix subscription though, that keeps track of everything I've rented. We had like ALL of those Disney VHS cassettes when I was a kid. Should have kept them, I hear some of them are worth money now.

I'm sure there are a lot I saw as a kid and in the 2000s that I forget, VHS tapes we had I definitely do not remember at all, and there are probably some DVDs in storage that I don't remember, but could easily enough look at if I wanted to. I do remember like...probably 80-85% of the stuff I've seen because my long term memory is strangely great even though my short term memory has gotten very hit or miss this year.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Not to mention all that ebay selling would be a tremendous pain in the ass. Though I wouldn't have to hunt down carts anymore. I also don't know how accurate those Everdrives are and if they have compatibility issues. I dunno....

I've only ever sold games that I've gotten rid of on eBay, never anything larger in mass than like...a ps4/xbox one game. Or 3DS, or whatever is the heaviest. Though...maybe some time I should possibly sell the two expensive TMNT games. Turtles in Time and Hyperstone.

Well, let me just say that the N64 everdrive can play Ocarina of Time randomizers perfectly, and the emulator on PC has a graphical glitch that N64 does not have. Past that, it's ran flawlessly on every game I've tried on it. It's how I streamed Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, because I did not feel like running downstairs to storage.

Hey my Game Gear does pretty well on a nice set of AAs. I got the finest Panasonic Eneloops they make and the Game Gear gets some great time on them. They aren't cheap batteries though.

I have Eneloops and a charging dock thing I can plug in, but I never use it anymore because hardly anything I use uses AAs anymore (my TV remote uses AAAs I believe)

I bandied about getting a Vita a long time ago, but decided against it. It was a nice little piece of hardware though. I played one once. Sony's lack of support and it's moronic proprietary expensive memory cards did it in though.

Yeah, the Vita was pretty amazing and probably would have made a dent in the 3DS had it...you know...lived and actually been supported and had actual non stupid memory cards. But I suppose that was around the time Sony was starting to get arrogant again. It's happening now with the PS5 vs Xbox Series X. Sony is stuck in this cycle of arrogance/humble, and Microsoft isn't a saint, but it's not as bad as Sony has been. I'm going Xbox next gen, mainly due to Yakuza.

Well it's not a MODDED Saturn. Yeah it's an SD reader, just not that Phoebe or Rhea. Those are never in stock. I bought the TerraOnion MODE. Apparently the install is very clean and it works with the Dreamcast even if you wanted to do that.

Oh yes, I think it's the stone age gamer one I'm thinking of where the guy was a huge asshole and the thing had like some time bomb in it. I guess that might be nice if my GD rom drive died, but I just recapped that, so it should last years.



about 1 month ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Yeah, got burned for $75 for a used copy, but it came with a set of 12 cards. I've not seen many other offers that included them (or I just don't check now), and I had a bit of breakdown with that purchase. I'm so behind that I'm trying to buy things that cost more used now, then when they were originally released brand new. I'm stressed out. Collecting games is something that apparently way too many of us are doing...or something. Freakin' $70 used Wii games.

Played it to make sure it worked and loved the voice acting and the music. I was watching SuperDerekRPG's play it on Twitch, and that was what made me fall in love with it. One of those games that I always intended to buy and never did. Looked it up and well you know the rest. I think it will be worth it, but .
about 1 month ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] I mean, I can totally imagine this having become a thing, but that's still what I have to say about it. This is why we - girls in the US - can't have nice things. At least they stopped trying to make video games "for us".

Speedrunning is nuts and sucks the fun out of it for me; I don't bother with it.

I don't know if I've played enough of Astal to say how good the gameplay is, but visually, it's breathtaking. Allegedly, most of the games I care about will run perfectly fine, but I have trouble with PS2 emulation on a few games, so who knows? A lot of the performance issues for my PS2 games were fixed by dumping the ISOs from my physical discs, and I fear that I may have to do that with some of these, though I do have quite a few digital games that should be easier to transfer. We'll see; I'm planning that for my vacation next month.

There's an awful lot to unpack there... The tornado one sounds interesting, too, even if I were able to remove the sharks from my mental image.

I've actually played all of the versions, except the Amiga and Commodore 64 versions, which, based on the gameplay, I suspect one of which to be the original, likely the former. I didn't really like any of them, but the NES version also has a noteworthy soundtrack, because it's composed by Jeroen Tel, who did the excellent soundtrack for the NES version of Overlord. Honestly, there are a few LJN titles that I do really enjoy; their reputation for churning out shit isn't entirely undeserved, but Nightmare on Elm Street is pretty good, and Friday the 13th is good, just shitty at telling you how to play it.

I might've almost gone for it, but I watch Jim Sterling and Yong Yea, so I already knew what was up. Combat seems competent, even, at least the basic engine, but they didn't want to make another Devil May Cry; they wanted to take the abomination that was the multiplayer mode in God of War: Ascension - because a game like God of War definitely needs a multiplayer mode - and make that into an entire game, plus, of course, as much industry bullshit "innovation" that has been made in the following years as possible. And some day, when it's not raking in enough money, the servers go down, and your game is gone forever. [Link]
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