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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #750 on: September 07, 2017, 01:43:28 PM »
That game was a struggle to finish. It wasn't much more than a Telltale game. Not a ton of actual gameplay. At least as I remember it. Ambitious. But a major letdown.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #751 on: October 06, 2017, 01:06:38 PM »
https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2017/oct/06/psa-street-fighter-5-arcade-edition-free-upgrade-current-owners-game/

Street Fighter V will be finally getting an Arcade Mode and bunch of other stuff.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #752 on: October 10, 2017, 03:39:49 AM »
Shadows of War looks so, so pretty but all of articles and tweets I'm seeing about how the microtransaction system fucks with the games enjoyability is really making me reconsider. Argh.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #753 on: October 10, 2017, 04:15:31 AM »
Yeah, I'll probably get it eventually but in no rush, can wait for a good price drop, besides the new South Park game comes out next week and that's what I'm waiting for.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #754 on: October 10, 2017, 05:46:43 AM »
I swore Southpark was delayed to 2018 but all Google shows is next week. Sweet!
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #755 on: October 12, 2017, 06:52:21 AM »
I swore Southpark was delayed to 2018 but all Google shows is next week. Sweet!

Stick of Truth was delayed several times, so you're probably having flashbacks.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #756 on: October 12, 2017, 06:53:41 AM »
This one was also delayed multiple times

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« Reply #757 on: October 12, 2017, 06:59:08 AM »
I think I was probably thinking of when it was delayed from 2016 to 2017 (which was not even the last delay) and thi king it was 2017 to 2018.

I preordered my copy so I could get the free PS4 COPY of Stick of Truth and Towlie.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #758 on: October 13, 2017, 03:18:33 AM »
When I picked up WWE 2k18 this morning, I was told at my local Gamestop I could pick up South Park as of 9pm Monday


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #760 on: October 13, 2017, 11:46:05 PM »
Gotta love Best Buy Gamers Club, got $20 in certificates from pre-ordering the new South Park and Battlefront, used those along with another $10 I had from points to pre-order Super Mario Odyssey bringing the price down to $19.25 and will also give me another $10 certificate.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #762 on: October 16, 2017, 11:33:20 PM »


Wow... I had no idea about this until I saw this on my YouTube feed.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #763 on: November 01, 2017, 10:39:07 AM »
Shadowgate, Uninvited and Deja Vu are now available on consoles and pc in an 8bit classics bundle.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #764 on: November 14, 2017, 02:48:01 AM »
An EA representative walks into a subreddit...
https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7cff0b/seriously_i_paid_80_to_have_vader_locked/dppum98/?context=5

and gets the most downvotes in history.
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« Reply #765 on: November 14, 2017, 04:29:33 AM »
They've already reversed course and said they'll cut the credit costs of all the heroes substantially.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #766 on: November 14, 2017, 08:29:55 AM »
And then also reduced the amount of credits you get for playing through campaign, apparently.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #767 on: November 19, 2017, 02:43:51 PM »
Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for PS4, Xbox360 and Switch.

Didn't think that Sega would give us another game, nor going everywhere, nor being fully pastel colored. Should be a lot of fun.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #769 on: December 11, 2017, 03:33:28 AM »
It had better not be just a bunch of download codes..
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #770 on: December 11, 2017, 07:11:22 AM »
It seems like from the trailer that there will be physical editions for the consoles. I'm getting the PC version so it will be download only. I wouldn't mind a Collectors Edition though.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #771 on: January 21, 2018, 12:20:04 PM »

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #772 on: January 21, 2018, 05:08:26 PM »
I like both 7 and 9. I think 9 is slightly better but they're both solid.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #773 on: January 21, 2018, 09:16:19 PM »
I feel the same. When I played 9 though there was not nearly as much hype around it so it was an awesome surprise to find how good it was.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #774 on: January 25, 2018, 08:17:07 AM »
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/12/every-classic-street-fighter-will-land-in-a-huge-anthology-in-may-2018/

Awesome

This is great news. My friend and I used to play SF Alpha 3 on my PS2 all night in high school. Now we can battle it out online.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #775 on: February 05, 2018, 10:07:00 AM »
I finally bought myself a sound bar.  Holy crap the difference with even a 2.0 speaker one is amazing.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #776 on: April 10, 2018, 06:26:38 AM »


It's lame that Capcom is doing this as two separate games...I'm going to get both.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #777 on: April 10, 2018, 06:58:53 AM »
A waste of a Blu Ray not putting this all on one disc. They can make more money this way though.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #778 on: April 10, 2018, 07:50:57 AM »
More info:

Both volumes of the collection will available digitally on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC, come July 24th, and will be priced at $19.99 USD each. In North America only, consoles will also receive a $39.99 USD physical release. For Xbox One and PlayStation 4, this includes both volumes, each on a separate disc, while the Switch bundle features a cartridge containing the first collection and a digital download code for the second.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #780 on: April 21, 2018, 08:04:56 AM »
About a year ago my uncle moved to town and gave me a garbage bag with 60 NES games, two NES systems, an N64, a Genesis, and an untold number wires that were not for any system I could match up.

Took apart one of the NES systems due to dried syrup on the top to discover it was probably totally shot, and I couldn't get any of the goop out, but I at least cleared out the roach eggs. I gave the 64, extra NES, and Genesis to a friend since I have all those systems already covered through Retron consoles or having an existing system.

The games, were another story. None of them were hidden gem collector carts worth any significant value. But they were all good games worth revisiting. The problem? Remember the roach eggs in the NES? Those same critters had access to the carts. I did some googling and discovered those system cleaners were nothing more than rubbing alcohol. So I got some Q-tips and alcohol and started about cleaning but in many cases, while the dirt wiped, the rust did not.

I purchased some bits to remove the screws of NES, SNES, and Genesis games and purchased a few other researched products, and before long I had (in my mind) perfected total cleaning including rust and dirt removal, of cartridge based video games. I had all 60 games working as good as new, play tested them on my retron.

Knowing my area has a decent retro following, I set up a little Facebook page for a game cleaning service and got most of my friend's list to like it and a few shared it. I was able to get a few hits from strangers.

To date, I've not had a single paying customer. Oh sure I've had a few friends get cleaning service for free while I perfected it with the 60 games. And I get the occasional message, "Hey man, want to buy some games?" I started out asking $5/game to cover supplies, cleaning time, and the time to play test it. I'd occasionally run "specials" and drop it to $3. A few friends suggested that was too high. So I dropped to $3/game. My specials were now "$1.50/game." I'd even do themes, "With the start of football season all sports games only $1!" Instead I'd get, "Hey man do you know where I can get a power cord for a game cube?"

I've decided to up my game and teach myself how to replace batteries in the old games. I don't want to fuck up my own shit so I put up a post that I was buying damaged, nonworking NES and SNES games that had battery packs. Surely someone wants to MAKE money off of me, right? This idiot right here is buying broken shit.

*crickets*

You know, it felt like a good idea at the time, and all of my gaming friends pumped me up that it was a fantastic idea. Fail.

Hell I even made an excel spreadsheet for large scale orders. Waste of time.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #782 on: May 20, 2018, 12:25:22 AM »
At least you tried and didn't give up immediately SFH. You'd never have known if you didn't.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #783 on: May 22, 2018, 02:16:27 PM »
I want to share something strange.

My first foray into fighting games was Street Fighter II on the SNES. I used to rent that game almost every week from Wherehouse Music. When the other versions of II would be released on the SNES, I would rent them. Occasionally I would play them at the arcade. Because technology is much more advanced than in the '90's, arcade perfect versions of these games have been released on many different systems. Okay, here's the point: I prefer the SNES music of SF II to the arcade.

I have the arcade tracks of SF II and I would listen to Bison's theme and go, "This isn't what I remember. It doesn't sound the same." This is correct.

Here:


Now this isn't bad but this one so much deeper.



These are Sagat's themes:



I think SNES version is better than the arcade.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #784 on: May 28, 2018, 07:13:45 AM »
EA Sports is now out of the golf genre with the Golf Club taking over the PGA TOUR license.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #785 on: May 30, 2018, 03:02:59 AM »


I liked the previous Sonic racing games, so yay!
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #786 on: May 30, 2018, 04:28:33 AM »
Does anyone else go through random periods of not playing video games? I haven't picked up a game in 3 weeks.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #787 on: May 30, 2018, 04:40:09 AM »
Does anyone else go through random periods of not playing video games? I haven't picked up a game in 3 weeks.
I definitely do. I'm either binge watching something on Netflix/Hulu or I'm binge playing a game. I can't seem to bring myself to pay attention to doing both, in addition to work and real-life stuff.
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« Reply #788 on: May 30, 2018, 04:54:35 AM »
Does anyone else go through random periods of not playing video games? I haven't picked up a game in 3 weeks.
I definitely do. I'm either binge watching something on Netflix/Hulu or I'm binge playing a game. I can't seem to bring myself to pay attention to doing both, in addition to work and real-life stuff.

I find myself being lazy and just watching youtube videos over and over again on the TV.
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« Reply #789 on: July 08, 2018, 12:44:12 AM »
My brother-in-law's Japan deployment is coming to a sudden end due to a transfer in August. So instead of the occasional grabbing a Famicom or Super Famicom game to ship me, they are now doing a cram session for both their interests as well as mine.

She's got coming my way:  Final Fantasy VI (complete in box), Mario Brothers (not Super), Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World (complete in box), and Hello Kitty (for Mrs. SFH). Sis also got herself a few things and most notably for our overlapping interests Link to the Past. She could only find one copy and she logically deduced since she's the one in Japan it should go to her. To my chagrin, she's right. She also got herself CIB FFVI and SMW. And that was at the smaller store. They still have a bigger one to hit.

So happy to have these editions. I've checked online retailers and yeah I reasonably could have gotten them on Amazon but it's next level cool getting them from Japan from a bargain hunting relative.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #790 on: July 20, 2018, 03:35:22 PM »
"How much for the Jaguar?" would have sounded so much cooler on a car lot, but I was instead in a retro game shop that refused to sell the system to me.

Turns out it was just the shell and it was decorative. Looking around there was a lot of empty games, controllers, and systems on display in a similar fashion, though the Jaguar was on a shelf. The rest were wall art. That might be a fun project to chase down.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #791 on: July 30, 2018, 08:50:53 AM »
My brother-in-law's Japan deployment is coming to a sudden end due to a transfer in August. So instead of the occasional grabbing a Famicom or Super Famicom game to ship me, they are now doing a cram session for both their interests as well as mine.

She's got coming my way:  Final Fantasy VI (complete in box), Mario Brothers (not Super), Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World (complete in box), and Hello Kitty (for Mrs. SFH). Sis also got herself a few things and most notably for our overlapping interests Link to the Past. She could only find one copy and she logically deduced since she's the one in Japan it should go to her. To my chagrin, she's right. She also got herself CIB FFVI and SMW. And that was at the smaller store. They still have a bigger one to hit.

So happy to have these editions. I've checked online retailers and yeah I reasonably could have gotten them on Amazon but it's next level cool getting them from Japan from a bargain hunting relative.


And she surprised me with "Mother" so yay!