Vintage_Games

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Lunar
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* 11-Aug-2016(#1)
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November Let's Play Together!
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new Thread Description
This thread was originally created to encourage traders here at GTZ to do more trading, especially retro related stuff. It has turned into a lot more and I am so grateful to everyone who contributed to this thread and have kept it going for nearly 6 months now. I hope this thread will continue to thrive and everyone who reads/participates in this thread will gain some value or knowledge out of it.

We will still have Trade lists up here, though it's been a while since anyone updated. I encourage everyone to look over their lists and post updates.
There is also a section for gorgeous pictures of game rooms that active participants of this thread have shared. Feel free to share some pics of your collection or game room.
I will be adding another section for information regarding video quality of retro gaming systems on modern displays and how to improve them.
There is rather some extensive discussion regarding how to improve the display quality of retro gaming systems and if you are new to this like I am, you will find it very informative.

Old Topic Description


GTZ has become a marketplace where the most commonly traded commodity is brand:::PayPal. I want to start an effort to get some trades going and to discuss some good games perhaps you never heard of or interested in but want to discover/know more of. For example, I just got intto shmups after years of ignoring the genre and I love to discover new(to me) and rediscover old ones(Sonic Wings comes to mind).

No pressure here. Feel free to discuss anything retro. Perhaps throw out some WTTF targets and what you have to offer. I am sick of browsing people's year old Available lists.

Some examples:

- WTTF/WTB/LF
- What you think is awesome game/series/whatever
- Potential games you have up for trade
- Pics of what you have/what you would love to get/what you think is the bestest awesomest game ever
- Show off your latest finds/adds to your collection

3rd Generation: brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System brand:::Famicom brand:::Sega Master System brand:::Atari
4th Generation: brand:::Super Nintendo brand:::Super Famicom brand:::Sega Genesis brand:::Mega Drive (Japan) brand:::Sega CD brand:::Sega Mega CD brand:::NEC TurboGrafx-16 brand:::NEC PC Engine brand:::Neo Geo brand:::CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive)
5th Generation: brand:::PlayStation brand:::Sega Saturn brand:::Nintendo 64 brand:::3DO brand:::Sega 32X brand:::Virtual Boy brand:::Atari Jaguar brand:::NEC PC-FX
6th Generation: brand:::PlayStation 2 brand:::Sega Dreamcast brand:::Microsoft Xbox brand:::Nintendo GameCube
Handheld: brand:::PlayStation Portable brand:::Game Boy brand:::Game Boy Color brand:::Game Boy Advance brand:::Nintendo DS brand:::Game Gear brand:::Nokia N-Gage brand:::Atari Lynx

Info on Improving the Quality of Video Output For Retro Systems on Modern Displays
Coming Soon

In the meantime , check out:

My Experience with Upscaling (DVDO Processors)
https://www.youtube.com/user/mylifeingaming

Reference Links
http://retrorgb.com/
http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/

Retro Resources
The PC Engine Bible
Neo Geo Master List
Famicom Game List

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Let's Play Together!

brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Monster in My Pocket - October 2017
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Castlevania - September 2017
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden - August 2017


Games Beat in 2017

Lunar's Completed Games

brand:::Sega CD Sega CD - Lords of Thunder (2-3-17)
brand:::PlayStation 2 Japanese PS2 - Mushihimesama (2-15-17)
brand:::Sega Saturn Japanese Saturn - X-Men vs. Street Fighter (2-17-17)
brand:::Neo Geo Neo Geo CD - Sonic Wings 3 (4-17-17)
brand:::NEC PC Engine brand:::NEC CD-ROM 2 Red Alert (5-16-2017)
brand:::NEC PC Engine brand:::NEC CD-ROM 2 Seirei Senshi Spriggan (5-17-2017)
brand:::PlayStation Portable Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting (5-19-2017)
brand:::Sega Saturn Street Fighter Alpha (6-3-2017) w/Ryu on 4 Stars
image Arcade Gears Wonder 3 (7-24-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Switch Kamiko (7-30-2017) w/Yamato
brand:::Nintendo Switch Kamiko (7-30-2017) w/Uzume
brand:::PlayStation 4 Root Letter (7-31-2017) Crossing Paths Ending
brand:::Nintendo Switch Kamiko (8-4-2017) w/Hinome
brand:::Super Famicom Ghost Sweeper Mikami (8-7-2017)
brand:::Super Famicom Final Fight (8-13-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden (8-14-2017) Clear Time - 1:27
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Contra (8-18-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Bucky O'Hare (8-18-2017)
brand:::PlayStation Bust-A-Groove (8-25-2017) w/Heat
brand:::Famicom Akumajou Dracula (9-10-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Shadow of the Ninja (9-15-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (9-22-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Monster in my Pocket (10-6-2017)


Retro Posters/Ads/Brochures - I love looking through these.


Retro Nostalgia - Random pics snapped from old magazines that really got my nostalgia flowing.


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Game Rooms
Antipop's Game Room

DefaultGen's Game Room

ErickRPG's Game Room



KiltedGunstar's Game Room

sharif's Game Room






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PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#2)
@Lunar

So let's review the pro and cons of this as it relates to my setup. Extron/ to v20 to tv

Pros
HDMI!
Wider array of inputs (composite svideo, d 15
Optical audio
Better scaler than my VP20

Cons
Only HDMI output?
Will still need extron for multiple component RGB systems
Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#3)
PlayYing wrote:
> @Lunar
>
> So let's review the pro and cons of this as it relates to my setup. Extron/ to v20
> to tv
>
> Pros
> HDMI!
> Wider array of inputs (composite svideo, d 15
> Optical audio
> Better scaler than my VP20
>
> Cons
> Only HDMI output?
> Will still need extron for multiple component RGB systems
> Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
>

20 has optical audio. Also has 2 composite and svideo inputs instead of just one of each on the Duo.

Both only have hdmi out. 30/50/50pro have some more flexible outputs.

Duo is absolutely a better processor than a 20 though.

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#4)
Ying, are you using component only for your systems?

DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
* 7-Oct(#5)
PlayYing wrote:
> Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
>

I thought OSSC is ideally paired with a video scaler like this. OSSC just takes lines, doubles them, and blasts them out the other end. You can do all your zooming, cropping, panning, and upscaling to 1080p by pairing it with a video processor.

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#6)
Hey DG, my Ryu is RGB, yours must be composite? Color is kinda off, and not as pixel sharp smiley:::winking raspberry

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#7)
DefaultGen wrote:
> PlayYing wrote:
>> Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
>>
>
> I thought OSSC is ideally paired with a video scaler like this. OSSC just takes lines,
> doubles them, and blasts them out the other end. You can do all your zooming, cropping,
> panning, and upscaling to 1080p by pairing it with a video processor.
>

Yea, that's what @ErickRPG is doing. Though he just wanted OSSC to work with his TV but its a nice combo I hear.

I think OSSC + DVDO ends up being more expensive than the FM lol


DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
* 7-Oct(#8)
Lunar wrote:
> Hey DG, my Ryu is RGB, yours must be composite? Color is kinda off, and not as pixel
> sharp smiley:::winking raspberry
>

I don't know what you're smoking. Your gif is scaled down 256x256 to 80x80 for GTZ so it's the one that's blurry! I made mine from a sprite sheet to be exactly 80x80! I had to edit the sword color so it would show up on both background colors though, so mine is BS in that sense.

And there's no 100% correct NES color palette, It was determined by TVs or something. NTSC = Never Twice the Same Color. I don't know how it works. All I know is the sky in Super Mario Bros. is purple and I hate when emulators make it blue.

Super MF'ing Mario Bros:
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Emulator bullcrap:
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PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#9)
Gypsy wrote:
> PlayYing wrote:
>> @Lunar
>>
>> So let's review the pro and cons of this as it relates to my setup. Extron/ to
> v20
>> to tv
>>
>> Pros
>> HDMI!
>> Wider array of inputs (composite svideo, d 15
>> Optical audio
>> Better scaler than my VP20
>>
>> Cons
>> Only HDMI output?
>> Will still need extron for multiple component RGB systems
>> Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
>>
>
> 20 has optical audio. Also has 2 composite and svideo inputs instead of just one
> of each on the Duo.
>
> Both only have hdmi out. 30/50/50pro have some more flexible outputs.
>
> Duo is absolutely a better processor than a 20 though.
>
>

So duo + OSSC, or is that redundant?
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Oct(#10)
(For those running official faker hardware, Cluster has released Hakchi 2.20, including SNES Classic support.)
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#11)
@PlayYing Some people seem to really like pairing it with 50/50pro. I don't think it matters much and like @Lunar said at that point, may as well get a FM.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#12)
With that addressed it's time to dog about eBay again. Just got an offer for $10 shipped on a game that has to ship in a box. So I clear like $4? Eat crap buddy. Now that I think about it in general, I'm going to remove it from eBay and dump it at the game store along with some EU brand:::Sega Dreamcast games and Famicom games.

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#13)
Somebody save me!

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DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
7-Oct(#14)
Lunar if you don't reform your ways, you'll be the next Donlad. You're already a top trader on a popular game trading website, before you know it you'll be buying mystery boxes of random sports games and hanging knives above doors.

DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
7-Oct(#15)
Fun fact if anyone didn't know, Donlad still posts in his GameTZ Facebook group, although he's the only one who does so.

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Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#16)
I spent all day untangling wires behind that 4 cube....then I realized, i have all these systems hooked up, and i only play like 2-3 systems.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Oct(#17)
And that's why I ain't got crap no more. Amazing all the space that frees up when you can settle (SNES Mini) and stick to one console at a time (N64's in the living room, Switch in the bedroom, everything else is packed away)
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#18)
Lunar wrote:
> Somebody save me!
>
>
>

Just get some stacking milk crates, it'll be fine.
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#19)
First order of business, get rid of my processors...gonna go with FM only.

PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#20)
I see velcro, its the thought the counts Lunar
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#21)
For those who are interested in Cuphead, its on sale via CDKeys . Remember it is a xbox anywhere title so you can play on the xbone or win10 pc.

https://slickdeals.net/f/10631292-cuphead-pc-digit...
RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
* 7-Oct(#22)
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Current setup. Any use those plastic shelves from Walmart ( Link Below). I need to organize my systems better. TG16 isn't even on a shelf yet.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-Heavy-Duty-4-Shel...

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 7-Oct(#23)
Surprisingly tasteful! My pre-move setup's boring, TV on a multishelf storage crate, switch docked on top of a USPS handler crate. Just have the SNESC and Switch out pretty much, may dink around with a multi-console setup after the Ikea over here opens and I take a look at what they've got. Or I may just display them in sections but unhooked. Maybe do some tasteful LED lighting.
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#24)
Systems I still own from people in this thread

From @DiamondDave: PS4 Slim, Wii U, 3DSXL, 2DSXL

From @Gypsy: Modded PCE IFU Set

From @Snatcher: JVC X'Eye

From @sharif: Framemeister

From @Wheels617: Ice Blue N64



PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#25)
Lunar wrote:
> Systems I still own from people in this thread
>
> From @DiamondDave: PS4 Slim, Wii U, 3DSXL, 2DSXL
>
> From @Gypsy: Modded PCE IFU Set
>
> From @Snatcher: JVC X'Eye
>
> From @sharif: Framemeister
>
> From @Wheels617: Ice Blue N64
>
>
>
>

How about systems procured by @Lunar ?
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#26)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Lunar if you don't reform your ways, you'll be the next Donlad. You're already a
> top trader on a popular game trading website, before you know it you'll be buying
> mystery boxes of random sports games and hanging knives above doors.
>
>

I'm probably the closest to the next DonLad if we're strictly talking about hoarding whatever garbage video games I can find. I would totally get monthly garbage subscriptions but I get games even cheaper than that so in a sense I'm out-DonLadding the DonLad I even bought some mystery ds games that showed up yesterday

Thanks @Lunar
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#27)
RobotVendingMachine wrote:
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/R8ppWzA.jpg[/imgt]+
>
> Current setup. Any use those plastic shelves from Walmart ( Link Below). I need to
> organize my systems better. TG16 isn't even on a shelf yet.
>
>
>

Not showing off huh? 20" PVM running via CDX with Snatcher, very nice btw.
RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#28)
PlayYing wrote:
> RobotVendingMachine wrote:
>> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/R8ppWzA.jpg[/imgt]+
>>
>> Current setup. Any use those plastic shelves from Walmart ( Link Below). I need
> to
>> organize my systems better. TG16 isn't even on a shelf yet.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Not showing off huh? 20" PVM running via CDX with Snatcher, very nice btw.

Snatcher is a burned copy. I wish I was ballen enough to buy Snatcher out right. The CDX was just acquired from @Snatcher and the AVS comes from @Lunar. Honesty, the picture is nice on the PVM but the sony triniton has a good enough picture for me. I am tired of trying to get Geometry perfect so I may get rid of both and get an OSSC.

dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#29)
Lunar wrote:
> Somebody save me!

You have an empty cube there; by definition, you have more space than I do. There's a reason I collect cart only and thinpack my DVD-based games. I even considered big binders, but it's too much work to redo them when I get a new game...

RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#30)
all my games go in storage bins and I use everdrives. No way do I want to buy enough shelves for games. I already have too many systems to fit in my set up.

DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
7-Oct(#31)
RobotVendingMachine wrote:
> Honesty,
> the picture is nice on the PVM but the sony triniton has a good enough picture for
> me. I am tired of trying to get Geometry perfect so I may get rid of both and get
> an OSSC.
>

Geometry and convergence are such a pain. #GiveUpAndGoLCD

Dashey
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review
7-Oct(#32)
Jesus Christ you guys

With all due respect @Lunar and @DefaultGen it's annoying that both of you guys have similar avatars.

DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
7-Oct(#33)
Dashey wrote:
> Jesus Christ you guys
>
> With all due respect @Lunar and @DefaultGen it's annoying that both of you guys have
> similar avatars.
>
>

Maybe to the rest of us it's annoying that you don't have a Ninja Gaiden avatar.

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
7-Oct(#34)
Dashey wrote:
> Jesus Christ you guys
>
> With all due respect @Lunar and @DefaultGen it's annoying that both of you guys have
> similar avatars.
>
>
Challenge accepted.

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#35)
Tad wrote:
> Dashey wrote:
>> Jesus Christ you guys
>>
>> With all due respect @Lunar and @DefaultGen it's annoying that both of you guys
> have
>> similar avatars.
>>
>>
> Challenge accepted.
>
>

It would be awesome if you had a ninja dancing sandwich smiley:::smile
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#36)
Kinda racist, Dashey, my guy is just running. DG has him slashing, totally different man.

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#37)
By the way, that bangin' music from lava rising stage of NG3 is stuck in my head cuz of @DefaultGen's video last night

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#38)
Tad wrote:
> Dashey wrote:
>> Jesus Christ you guys
>>
>> With all due respect @Lunar and @DefaultGen it's annoying that both of you guys
> have
>> similar avatars.
>>
>>
> Challenge accepted.
>
>

I only noticed this was @Tad when I seen the 1000 stars. I was like, when did Dashey hit 1000? Then like a minute later I seen it was Tad
DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
7-Oct(#39)
Lunar wrote:
> By the way, that bangin' music from lava rising stage of NG3 is stuck in my head
> cuz of @DefaultGen's video last night
>

I got 36m today, slowly bringing my time down not that I'm going to actually speed run it.


ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#40)
Lunar wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> PlayYing wrote:
> |>> Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
> |>>
>>
>> I thought OSSC is ideally paired with a video scaler like this. OSSC just takes
> lines,
>> doubles them, and blasts them out the other end. You can do all your zooming,
> cropping,
>> panning, and upscaling to 1080p by pairing it with a video processor.
>>
>
> Yea, that's what @ErickRPG is doing. Though he just wanted OSSC to work with his
> TV but its a nice combo I hear.
>
> I think OSSC + DVDO ends up being more expensive than the FM lol

I have JUST an OSSC. And it is much much better than any DVDO I've ever tried. The line 4x mode has done wonders for some of my PSOne games. It's made a game like King's Field II palatable on a 65" screen. That's something no DVDO can do.

I would say DVDO's are worth it as a way to get RGB and S-videos hooked up to modern TVs and looking good doing it, with no defects like those cheap chinese HDMI converters. I have not seen anything more expensive than the VP20. But if I had $200 to spend, I would skip the iscan and go straight for the OSSC. The less expensive DVDOs in the $100 or less catagory are worth it.


Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#41)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Fun fact if anyone didn't know, Donlad still posts in his GameTZ Facebook group,
> although he's the only one who does so.
>
> {imgt}https://imgur.com/WQmSEJC.jpg 350 302{imgt}
>
>

Leave it to the 'lad to not use Discord or Skype.

Lunar wrote:
> I spent all day untangling wires behind that 4 cube....then I realized, i have all
> these systems hooked up, and i only play like 2-3 systems.
>
>

DiamondDave wrote:
> And that's why I ain't got crap no more. Amazing all the space that frees up when
> you can settle (SNES Mini) and stick to one console at a time (N64's in the living
> room, Switch in the bedroom, everything else is packed away)


I go through spurts of systems I'm frequently playing (unless it's trash like N64) but I keep them all because I don't want to have to go buy say, a Sega CD, when I want to play something on that again.

DefaultGen wrote:
> RobotVendingMachine wrote:
>> Honesty,
>> the picture is nice on the PVM but the sony triniton has a good enough picture
> for
>> me. I am tired of trying to get Geometry perfect so I may get rid of both and
> get
>> an OSSC.
>>
>
> Geometry and convergence are such a pain. #GiveUpAndGoLCD
>
>

Honestly, 20 inches and less it's likely going to be pretty spot on unless it was stored craptily or saw heavy use. Now a CRT projector, that's annoying to calibrate. I currently have almost nothing hooked up as I'm working on it.

As far as PVM vs regular SD tv sets, it's a pretty solid difference but it varies person to person how important it is. I notice a difference even with composite but when I was playing some Super Mario World 2 it wasn't such a difference that I haaad to get out the PVM to play. It's even much less of a difference with a VGA CRT monitor though certainly a different look/feel.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#42)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> PlayYing wrote:
>> |>> Temporary stop gap for OSSC 1.6?
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> I thought OSSC is ideally paired with a video scaler like this. OSSC just takes
>> lines,
> |>> doubles them, and blasts them out the other end. You can do all your zooming,
>> cropping,
> |>> panning, and upscaling to 1080p by pairing it with a video processor.
> |>>
>>
>> Yea, that's what @ErickRPG is doing. Though he just wanted OSSC to work with his
>> TV but its a nice combo I hear.
>>
>> I think OSSC + DVDO ends up being more expensive than the FM lol
>
> I have JUST an OSSC. And it is much much better than any DVDO I've ever tried.
> The line 4x mode has done wonders for some of my PSOne games. It's made a game like
> King's Field II palatable on a 65" screen. That's something no DVDO can do.
>
> I would say DVDO's are worth it as a way to get RGB and S-videos hooked up to modern
> TVs and looking good doing it, with no defects like those cheap chinese HDMI converters.
> I have not seen anything more expensive than the VP20. But if I had $200 to spend,
> I would skip the iscan and go straight for the OSSC. The less expensive DVDOs in
> the $100 or less catagory are worth it.
>
>
>

If one's only concern is gaming I agree generally. I can't speak to playing KFII on a 65'' screen though, nor is that something I desire to do. Lol. Certainly agree about the pricing. In a perfect world 30 would be about $80 w/o the card and HD+/20 like $50. That's about how I'd value them for their performance. 50Pro has been great for me with film content, would like to get my hands on @Lunar Duo for comparisons in that regard however, especially with brand:::LaserDisc .

Lunar
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8-Oct(#43)
For the Framemeister peeps,

do some TVs/Monitors just don't work well with it? I can't get audio from my main gaming monitor...don't give me an excuse to buy another monitor!

creagan
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Oct(#44)
There is a kickstarter for a Resident Evil 2 board game
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/r...
RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#45)
Too bad OSSC is not available right now. I probably would pre order one.

Lunar
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* 8-Oct(#46)
sign up for the newsletter and it will email you when pre-orders open for the Christmas batch, which is very soon. I may bite.

https://www.videogameperfection.com/products/open-...

Prime
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8-Oct(#47)
What cheats are there in original castlevania
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Oct(#48)
Speaking of audio issues. I did not know exactly how audio would work, I had Lunar's 3 way audio splitter at the ready. But as far as scart, the OSSC just sends the audio straight to my TV with the HDMI out. Which is pretty awesome. I only need separate audio for VGA or Component.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#49)
Gomez wrote:
> What cheats are there in original
Castlevania

Spoiler alerts

If you mean like input codes idk but I was watching the speed run champion and he did some weird little hit box tricks where if you get hit by a small medusa while you are jumping you can get pushed to the level above you to save time. I already knew about most of those and I tried to get one to work with a small bat.

There's also tricks with the holy water on certain bosses where they can't even move and you can just destroy them easily. Without taking any damage.

Also the holy water stuns the enemies that take more than one hit of damage and while they are stunned you can literally walk right through them.
RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
* 8-Oct(#50)
Lunar wrote:
> sign up for the newsletter and it will email you when pre-orders open for the Christmas
> batch, which is very soon. I may bite.
>
>
>

Thanks! You are the MVP.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 8-Oct(#51)
Yeah I ordered mine in July and got mine end of September. When you order OSSC just expect that you will be on a 2 month+ waiting period. It's just one guy who has to order parts and make them in batches. Go ahead and pay now, def worth the wait. OSSC is my favorite retro game upscaler experience yet! It can make SNES and PS2 games look great on a 65" screen, it's a great product! It has options like line doubler, line tripler that you can experiment with, and you can even mess with scanlines horizontal, vertical, and mixed. There were a few games where I was like "Huh, vertical scanlines look great!".

PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#52)
My Life in Gaming folks say that 480p content is best on the dvdo products whereas 240 to 480i is best on OSSC.

Now for the oddball Dreamcast, how about this?

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14109&utm_s...
Gypsy
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8-Oct(#53)
PlayYing wrote:
> My Life in Gaming folks say that 480p content is best on the dvdo products whereas
> 240 to 480i is best on OSSC.
>

Yeah the OSSC is far from ideal with 480p content from what I've heard. It's just a line doubler for better or worse which is why it's lag free. The best thing about the OSSC is that it's designed for gaming. It should properly recognize signals from even the most oddball of old systems. Also the way it handles colour is pretty great. Just a great utility item to have around.

tonymack21
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8-Oct(#54)
@lunar how was it hard to hide the rap4 lol?
Speaking of which have you used it more? I'm really liking it

Lunar
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8-Oct(#55)
It's under my computer desk on top of my giant half shell Zelda shield backpack.

It helps when my section is in constant disarray.

tonymack21
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8-Oct(#56)
right lol

Lunar
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8-Oct(#57)
Haven't played much since the last time. It's hard to play real matches when I know i can beast the guy with a pad. But yea I need more practice.

DefaultGen
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8-Oct(#58)
Snatcher wrote:
> Should I go get this? It's literally five minutes away from me.
>

40" CRT in a basement? How much is he paying you to take it out for him? smiley:::raspberry



Lunar
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8-Oct(#59)
Bring a dolly man. This is a one man job.

Also, i like how he said 3-4 healthy people. Not overweight gamers!

Lunar
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8-Oct(#60)
Never mind I take it back. The bottom is also attached it looks like?

The cost of this TV is hernia.

Gypsy
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8-Oct(#61)
3-4 people? Wieners maybe.

Anyway it's a nice TV but it depends on what you want it for. 240p game content over composite is honestly worse than a random SD CRT imo.

DefaultGen
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8-Oct(#62)
My boss had that exact TV and it hurt just looking at it. When I had to take my old rear projection out of the basement, I had to disassemble it because it was too damn big and heavy.

Also, I'm giving up on Castlevania 64. The camera, combat, and framerate have defeated me.

Gypsy
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8-Oct(#63)
Snatcher wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> 3-4 people? Wieners maybe.
>>
>> Anyway it's a nice TV but it depends on what you want it for. 240p game content
> over
>> composite is honestly worse than a random SD CRT imo.
>>
>>
>
> I was going to use it for GameCube, PS2, Dreamcast etc. Would 240p consoles via SCART
> to Component look good on this TV?

It's pretty great for 480-720p content. Also really solid for older film content, idk if you care about that but I gotta mention it since I've watched a lot of older video format content on mine.

The reason imo it isn't great for 240p game content is because due to it being HD/digital tv there is digital processing, so it's not the same as older CRTs at all.

Transcoding with RGB would be good enough for most people I'd think. What I was doing was using my 30 and outputting to component at 720p. That way the tv wasn't doing any scaling. Overall for a multi-purpose display it's a pretty good option. Excellent color.

Lunar
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8-Oct(#64)
Does it not have built in component?

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#65)
DefaultGen wrote:
> My boss had that exact TV and it hurt just looking at it. When I had to take my old
> rear projection out of the basement, I had to disassemble it because it was too damn
> big and heavy.
>
> Also, I'm giving up on Castlevania 64. The camera, combat, and framerate have defeated
> me.
>
>

Wow even with Nintendo power walkthroughs you couldn't pull it off?

That's not the can do attitude I've come to expect from you sir! Dust yourself off and fight the minions of darkness 😊 Did you even fight any minotaurs yet? (I think there is a Minotaur boss fight 😍 But I could be remembering that wrong. It's been almost 20 years I think)

I saw a copy the other day for 15 dollars and I wanted it but then I figured "what for?!?" My 1 dollar n64 project is still missing most out the components I need to see if it even works so 😐
Gypsy
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8-Oct(#66)
Lunar wrote:
> Does it not have built in component?
>
>

Of course it does. It can't take RGB over scart though, obviously. These tvs have a million inputs.

Straight composite is still a lot better than any LCD tv. Just don't direct compare to a PVM like I did and you can probably live with it.

DefaultGen
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* 8-Oct(#67)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> My boss had that exact TV and it hurt just looking at it. When I had to take my
> old
>> rear projection out of the basement, I had to disassemble it because it was too
> damn
>> big and heavy.
>>
>> Also, I'm giving up on Castlevania 64. The camera, combat, and framerate have
> defeated
>> me.
>>
>>
>
> Wow even with Nintendo power walkthroughs you couldn't pull it off?
>
> That's not the can do attitude I've come to expect from you sir! Dust yourself off
> and fight the minions of darkness 😊 Did you even fight any minotaurs yet?
> (I think there is a Minotaur boss fight 😍 But I could be remembering that
> wrong. It's been almost 20 years I think)
>
> I saw a copy the other day for 15 dollars and I wanted it but then I figured "what
> for?!?" My 1 dollar n64 project is still missing most out the components I need to
> see if it even works so 😐

It's just not fun. I gave it a shot. The game tricked me with little bits of fun but I don't have the motivation to play a 10 hour long game like this. N64 sucks smiley:::raspberry Back to NES for me.


jsoncip38
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8-Oct(#68)
Just posted my latest auction ...

Not a ton of retro games, but at least a bunch of NES titles that might be of interest to this group:

https://gametz.com/General_Marketplace/fantastic-f...
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#69)
DefaultGen wrote:
> BleedingViolet wrote:
>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> My boss had that exact TV and it hurt just looking at it. When I had to take
> my
>> old
> |>> rear projection out of the basement, I had to disassemble it because it was too
>> damn
> |>> big and heavy.
> |>>
> |>> Also, I'm giving up on Castlevania 64. The camera, combat, and framerate have
>> defeated
> |>> me.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Wow even with Nintendo power walkthroughs you couldn't pull it off?
>>
>> That's not the can do attitude I've come to expect from you sir! Dust yourself
> off
>> and fight the minions of darkness 😊 Did you even fight any minotaurs yet?
>> (I think there is a Minotaur boss fight 😍 But I could be remembering that
>> wrong. It's been almost 20 years I think)
>>
>> I saw a copy the other day for 15 dollars and I wanted it but then I figured "what
>> for?!?" My 1 dollar n64 project is still missing most out the components I need
> to
>> see if it even works so 😐
>
> It's just not fun. I gave it a shot. The game tricked me with little bits of fun
> but I don't have the motivation to play a 10 hour long game like this. N64 sucks
> smiley:::raspberry Back to NES for me.
>
>
>

Yeah fun is always a good thing to have if you're just "playing" games. But if you're a gamer for realsies you can't get too hung up on these arbitrary definitions that detract from being a gamer like "having fun" lol.

But seriously I don't blame you I have like ten copies of various call of duty games that I have yet to ever play (if ever) so you gotta do what makes you happy. At least you tried. 😊
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#70)
jsoncip38 wrote:
> Just posted my latest auction ...
>
> Not a ton of retro games, but at least a bunch of NES titles that might be of interest
> to this group:
>

Evil sir simply evil. I have some Bing credits saved up for Amazon though so I guess I could do that. I doubt I'll win anything though but everyone should check it out there is some really nice stuff. Especially if you're trying to complete certain nes and dreamcast games for that cib quality.
Gypsy
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8-Oct(#71)
jsoncip38 wrote:
> Just posted my latest auction ...
>
> Not a ton of retro games, but at least a bunch of NES titles that might be of interest
> to this group:
>

image

DiamondDave
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* 8-Oct(#72)
Questions I've been asked on my listing (which I will link to here)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152733798697?ssPageName=ST...

Now, I'm not sure how much less ambiguous I can be about this listing. However:

"whats the serial number". This is from the same fudging craphead who demanded that the serial numbers on the box and system for my legit system matched and wanted pictures, then paid after I told him to get lost, then immediately put in a cancellation request because he supposedly used his boss's credit card info but rescinded it after learning that yes, after he hit "submit" on the payment that I was, in fact, paid and the thing was on its way. And now he's asking about a fake serial number on a fake system.

Other golden ones:

"Does it have hdmi?" -Okay, I can see that. Answered.
(same guy) "Is the software the same as original classic nes? Does it have suspend state function?" - I answered "no" because honestly any more characters and I would have just started swearing.

I don't see how anyone can be in the business of selling clone hardware. This is the most exhausting, most popular, most unsold listing I've ever had.
tonymack21
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8-Oct(#73)
Lunar wrote:
> Haven't played much since the last time. It's hard to play real matches when I know
> i can beast the guy with a pad. But yea I need more practice.
>
>

ive sworn to only use it until i get it. im winning about a third of my matches with it or so, would be more probably if most online players didnt run as soon as you catch onto the three moves they know. most of the oppenents i felt like i could pick up the pad and push their crap in, but my hands just dont do well on the ds4 for long periods in tekken, and the stick hurts but in a different way at least, so im hoping thats just not being used to it and that gets better. that and im afraid going back to the pad will regress my progression on the stick. df still gives me trouble to do consisently but i am probably holding the stick wrong. i keep getting D or F but not DF consistenly, but its getting better .

it only seems to happen in fighters, probably pressing harder than i realize in the heat of the fight and the d pad inputs, hopefully not a sympton of carpal tunnel or something, i can play ghost recon or an rpg all day and not experience it.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#74)
@tonymack21 which fighters are you playing? I thought you were mostly about Tekken, are there a bunch of quarter circle inputs in newer Tekken games, or are you playing Streetfighter or something else?
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Oct(#75)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Questions I've been asked on my listing (which I will link to here)
>
>
> Now, I'm not sure how much less ambiguous I can be about this listing. However:
>
> "whats the serial number". This is from the same fudging craphead who demanded that
> the serial numbers on the box and system for my legit system matched and wanted pictures,
> then paid after I told him to get lost, then immediately put in a cancellation request
> because he supposedly used his boss's credit card info but rescinded it after learning
> that yes, after he hit "submit" on the payment that I was, in fact, paid and the
> thing was on its way. And now he's asking about a fake serial number on a fake system.
>
> Other golden ones:
>
> "Does it have hdmi?" -Okay, I can see that. Answered.
> (same guy) "Is the software the same as original classic nes? Does it have suspend
> state function?" - I answered "no" because honestly any more characters and I would
> have just started swearing.
>
> I don't see how anyone can be in the business of selling clone hardware. This is
> the most exhausting, most popular, most unsold listing I've ever had.

That first guuuuuuy.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 8-Oct(#76)
He was blocked, I told him the serial number was "fish"

If you have to ask "Is it like an NES Classic, Does It Do the Same Things" JUST FUDGING BUY A LEGITIMATE NES CLASSIC.
DiamondDave
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* 8-Oct(#77)
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 (no manual) CIB Complete GREAT Xbox!

Speaking of which, someone got the first game available, "Black Label" if I may?
Wheels617
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8-Oct(#78)
You looking for only CIB double d?
DiamondDave
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* 8-Oct(#79)
Yeah, but I got it. Someone had KOTOR 1 and 2 listed for $25 shipped, complete. So now I've just got a complete KOTOR2 possibly incoming that I don't need. Requested a cancellation, won't be butthurt if they refuse. Had to clarify the listing I was interested in, it was in the listing "disc only in generic cases" but then said "Check pictures for condition" and the pictures were both complete and in nice condition, seller confirmed they were complete and the text in the listing was in error.
ErickRPG
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* 8-Oct(#80)
I am no longer looking for a PSOne LCD. One showed up on Ebay that was in my wheelhouse. Very mint looking and barely used. At least this one is out of the box and is shown to be working.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Psone-LCD-Screen-SCPH...

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#81)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Yeah, but I got it. Someone had KOTOR 1 and 2 listed for $25 shipped, complete.
> So now I've just got a complete KOTOR2 possibly incoming that I don't need. Requested
> a cancellation, won't be butthurt if they refuse. Had to clarify the listing I was
> interested in, it was in the listing "disc only in generic cases" but then said "Check
> pictures for condition" and the pictures were both complete and in nice condition,
> seller confirmed they were complete and the text in the listing was in error.

Have you never played these before? I can totally see you killing all the children and elderly needlessly in your quest for dark side dominance however. 😉

DiamondDave
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8-Oct(#82)
Played a bit of the first one before I played Mass Effect. Wanna see if I like it now
Lunar
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8-Oct(#83)
They are on steam for cheap all the time.

I was giving out free Kotor 1 and 2 codes and no one even wanted them

Lunar
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8-Oct(#84)
@WithinTemptation, any interest in hosting a Digital Virtual Box while the regular one is resting?

WithinTemptation
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8-Oct(#85)
Lunar wrote:
> @WithinTemptation, any interest in hosting a Digital Virtual Box while the regular
> one is resting?
>
>

I suppose if there is enough interest.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#86)
Okay, does anyone know how to get the paypal shipping link to allow shipping to Canada? It's changed and it only takes States and a couple other locals but no Canada. Is there a new link or something other than using USPS directly online?
Gypsy
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8-Oct(#88)
https://www.paypal.com/shiplabel/create/

This link lets me pick Canada.

DefaultGen
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8-Oct(#89)
Yeah, the shipnow link lets me choose a country. You can use paypal.com/shipnow too so you don't need that big link anymore.

tonymack21
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8-Oct(#90)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> @tonymack21 which fighters are you playing? I thought you were mostly about Tekken,
> are there a bunch of quarter circle inputs in newer Tekken games, or are you playing
> Streetfighter or something else?

tekken 7 ya, there several characters have qcf and qcb moves, nina (my main) has qcf +1 as a staple move in several combos, plus its just a great quick move, qcb is no problem, so its gotta just the way im holding it. if you dont do it perfect you get a different move as she has a move for just about every command imaginable

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#91)
tonymack21 wrote:
> BleedingViolet wrote:
>> @tonymack21 which fighters are you playing? I thought you were mostly about Tekken,
>> are there a bunch of quarter circle inputs in newer Tekken games, or are you playing
>> Streetfighter or something else?
>
> tekken 7 ya, there several characters have qcf and qcb moves, nina (my main) has
> qcf +1 as a staple move in several combos, plus its just a great quick move, qcb
> is no problem, so its gotta just the way im holding it. if you dont do it perfect
> you get a different move as she has a move for just about every command imaginable
>
>

Okay well that makes sense I used to have to be paying attention playing Tekken when I wanted to do anything diagonal on the pad. Otherwise I would get whatever my down or back or forward + attack was.

Of course I play with different pads and I'm usually fine on most games. But Tony Hawk on anything kills my right hand because I gotta keep my index in the grind button thumb on jump and middle on the shoulder buttons that's cramp city right there.

How long do your Tekken sessions go? Maybe try cutting them in half until you're used the new controls? Play something less intense in between.
tonymack21
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8-Oct(#92)
it varies depending on how much time i have and if im getting good matches. i havent really timed them. couple hours or so probably. ya it gets to where i have to give up and take a break

DiamondDave
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8-Oct(#93)
Cluster's got a SuperFX overclock he's either worked into, or will be working into Hakchi2 that will allow Starfox 1 and 2 to ...suddenly play at non-awful framerates! Super interesting.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#94)
Thanks @Lunar @Gypsy @DefaultGen I am now able to select Canada, woot!! I knew it'd be an easy fix.
Lunar
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8-Oct(#95)
Anyone wanna spar in SFV for stick practice?

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
8-Oct(#96)
Okay so I decided to see how bad the retron 1 controllers actually are, um there's almost nothing wrong with them except the ducking problem in SMB I noticed but I will need to try them out on Adventure Island 2 and Castlevania or Ninja Gaiden to see if it controls good with those too.

It's actually pretty good to use on SMB I got further on one continue than I did with an original pad recently. No warping no one up trick and I got all the way to 6-3 before I ran out of lives.

Pretty good as far as what I've heard. I guess I can play almost any controllers except wii motion controllers and also not a fan of the GameCube pad design.
sharif
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8-Oct(#97)
Starting Monster In My Pocket: https://www.twitch.tv/sharif162

Lunar
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8-Oct(#98)
DefaultGen
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8-Oct(#99)
MimP isn't a terrible game!

Lunar
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8-Oct(#100)
He had more to say about Monopoly than MiMP...

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#101)
Lunar wrote:
> He had more to say about Monopoly than MiMP...
>
>

Is that from that book they released with the NES Classic?
Lunar
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9-Oct(#102)
Lunar
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9-Oct(#103)
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#104)
Lunar wrote:
> That was Pat Contri's book:
>
>
>

All makes sense now.

If you ever need extra tissue paper....
Gypsy
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9-Oct(#105)
Walked into a trainwreck thread on another forum and just wanted to drop by and say I appreciate how chill this thread generally is.

Lunar
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9-Oct(#106)
I miss songs from the 90s/early 2000s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em328ua_Lo8

DefaultGen
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* 9-Oct(#107)
I'm surprised Pat's book calls MimP hard. Not knocking Sharif, but I mean compared to the BS on NES it's pretty straightforward. Edit: OK Sharif beat it, and he didn't even use power ups.

sharif
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9-Oct(#108)
There were power ups?

sharif
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9-Oct(#109)
And yeah, that game really isn't that hard at all, I blame my lack of skills for how long that took.

DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#110)
sharif wrote:
> There were power ups?
>
>

Nope, but you still didn't use any.

tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews 10 year anniversary at Game Trading Zone today!
9-Oct(#111)
Lunar wrote:
> Anyone wanna spar in SFV for stick practice?
>
>

if had it totally would!

ErickRPG
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9-Oct(#112)
Gypsy wrote:
> PlayYing wrote:
>> My Life in Gaming folks say that 480p content is best on the dvdo products whereas
>> 240 to 480i is best on OSSC.
>>
>
> Yeah the OSSC is far from ideal with 480p content from what I've heard. It's just
> a line doubler for better or worse which is why it's lag free. The best thing about
> the OSSC is that it's designed for gaming. It should properly recognize signals from
> even the most oddball of old systems. Also the way it handles colour is pretty great.
> Just a great utility item to have around.

You know I remember being floored when I put DQVIII on my 40" downstairs with the DVDO. It looks good with OSSC on my 65" but I didn't quite have that initial reaction I did before. I thought it was because I was "used to it". But perhaps they are right and DVDO is better for 480 content.

I think I'm going to move my PS2 and Xbox to the DVDO downstairs and use the OSSC for my old stuff like brand:::Super Nintendo brand:::Sega CD and brand:::Sega Saturn.


DiamondDave
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9-Oct(#113)
DefaultGen wrote:
> MimP isn't a terrible game!
>

It's also not a good game. Its greatest flaw was being utterly unremarkable. It looks like it was designed to get 4.0 scores in Gamepro across the board. I wouldn't have given them the satisfaction.
Lunar
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* 9-Oct(#114)
Gamepro 4.0 is good lol, their scale is out of 5

DiamondDave
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9-Oct(#115)
I didn't say 4 was bad, I said it seems like the game was simply created to score well. But to me that's only skin deep. Nothing about the game you played the other day made me think "Man, I really wanna play that." It's pretty and polished and boring.
Lunar
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9-Oct(#116)
Oh, I see what you meant. Hm, MiMP prob gets 7.0 out of 10 from me. Compared to NG or CV, the difficulty level is a joke but it controls well at least, and the music is good too.

The bosses were all pretty easy, once you figure out their pattern.

tonymack21
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* 9-Oct(#117)
I guess if you can beat ninja gaiden MiMP probably doesn't seem hard, but I remember it being kind of hard? of course those memories are as a ~8/9 year old. I have acquired it, will give it a try when I have a chance.

Lunar
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* 9-Oct(#118)
"Unbelievable! This has got to be the best Nintendo game ever made!"

I can't believe they didn't think it was annoying to post a giant score # across the 50 word review...

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DefaultGen
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* 9-Oct(#119)
Ninja Gaiden 2 and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers both with the same difficulty of "average". OK EGM.

Lunar
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* 9-Oct(#120)
smiley:::surprise You did not just call EGM GamePro!

EGM was light years better than GamePro, though I am speaking strictly in the Gen V era, since that's when I started reading.

DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#121)
Noo I just found and fixed my mistake.

sailorneorune
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9-Oct(#122)
"Average" to them could mean "excruciating" to those of us who were kids back then. Satoru Iwata had the best explanation for the phenomenon of "NES Hard": the dev team stayed up all night playing their own games during the debug phase, so over time they became pros, and thought the games were "too easy". (And to make matters worse, then we had localizers who would also go in and futz around with the difficulty.)

DefaultGen
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* 9-Oct(#123)
Ninja Gaiden III. Difficulty: Easy. The reviews mention limited continues so they must have played the NES version. Three of them mention it's very hard. Does anyone edit this magazine, lol.

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Also some Sega CD love love The system is rocking all kinds of rad softs!

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Lunar
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9-Oct(#124)
lol, look at the format! It's fugly as fudge.

Like they knew what they were doing back then.

Lunar
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* 9-Oct(#125)
I may try NG3 again today. If not Friday for sure.

Did one of them say the first two controls were awkward? Wtf?

DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#126)
Lunar wrote:
> I may try NG3 again today. If not Friday for sure.
>
> Did one of them say the first two controls were awkward? Wtf?
>

Yeah, the guy who say they lacked difficulty, ha. I want to bring people out of the 80s to review games from today. These guys are great.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#127)
I used to really like EGM. My favorite issues were the 4 yes 4 different Mortal Kombat 2 "strategy guide" issues for the arcade. I still can't believe they got all my allowance for several weeks for something that should have been half the price that it was. But again like all "strategy guides" I mostly like looking at all the beautiful full color pics and reading about my favorite games 😍

Also did anyone else notice that one of the guys reviewing Rescue Rangers 2 described it as a Super Mario type game?!?

You mean ...... a platformer?!?

Ugh very cringe worthy stuff here people.
DiamondDave
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9-Oct(#128)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Ninja Gaiden 2 and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers both with the same difficulty of "average".
> OK EGM.
>

I smell four jerks who didn't beat it.
DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#129)
Dugongue beat Ikari Warriors? How??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md-GBUs4eoE

Lunar
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9-Oct(#130)
DD!! Check your Switch! What game is in it?

FrictionPin
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9-Oct(#131)
Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked up a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.
Rune_Walsh
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* 9-Oct(#132)
Thanks @FrictionPin , I grabbed one as well!
BleedingViolet
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9-Oct(#133)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Dugongue beat Ikari Warriors? How??
>
>
>

I wasn't aware that was a difficult game. I guess if it is I need to get it. I never finished it as a kid because it felt like a really ugly mix between Rambo and contra with an overhead view but beyond that it just wasn't fun as a kid.

I'm sure I'd like it better now I'm less judgemental now and way more eclectic with games. Although watching the first 20 seconds of play that game looks slow AF I hope it's more fun than it looks I don't wanna buy it just be miserable slogging through it ..... Bleh!
DiamondDave
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9-Oct(#134)
Lunar wrote:
> DD!! Check your Switch! What game is in it?
>
>

...Oh, for fudge's sake. >< I'm sorry dude! I can mail it out or throw you a refund plus shipping for the case, however you wanna do this. I'm sorry dawg!
DiamondDave
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9-Oct(#135)
I was like "...It CAN'T be Zelda, I fudging checked the game case!" but I guess I forgot check the other one.
Lunar
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9-Oct(#136)
No big deal. I guess I will continue to play NGIII instead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tbdXcVqj7U

DefaultGen
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* 9-Oct(#137)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> DD!! Check your Switch! What game is in it?
>>
>>
>
> ...Oh, for fudge's sake. >< I'm sorry dude! I can mail it out or throw you a refund
> plus shipping for the case, however you wanna do this. I'm sorry dawg!

Lmao

BleedingViolet wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> Dugongue beat Ikari Warriors? How??
>>
>
> I wasn't aware that was a difficult game. I guess if it is I need to get it. I never
> finished it as a kid because it felt like a really ugly mix between Rambo and contra
> with an overhead view but beyond that it just wasn't fun as a kid.
>
> I'm sure I'd like it better now I'm less judgemental now and way more eclectic with
> games. Although watching the first 20 seconds of play that game looks slow AF I hope
> it's more fun than it looks I don't wanna buy it just be miserable slogging through
> it ..... Bleh!

Someone on NintendoAge recently beat it and said they put in 150 hours of practice. I obviously can't beat it without the code. As far as I know, it's one of the "real" hardest NES games (not nonsense like Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania).


sharif
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9-Oct(#138)
ok, so Ikari Warriors is difficult, but it's because it's basically broken as a game. you move INCREDIBLY slowly, everything kills you in one hit, it's impossible to aim. it's just the worst of every NES game combined. also the 4th level is totally glitched out graphically in spots. it's a total mess. don't play it.

BleedingViolet
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9-Oct(#139)
It looks like I gotta beat it. What's the longest speedrun on Ikari Warriors listed on the site?

If it doesn't run on retron I probably won't try to finish it but if it plays fine ..... Maybe 😊

I still gotta clean/organize and maybe start cave story 3D. To relax in between overwhelming storage anxiety. Since I have more items then actual shelves and nice compact boxes to properly organize and neatly store everything. It's getting out of hand.
sharif
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9-Oct(#140)
No one runs Ikari Warriors. TMR beat it with no ABBA in like 40 minutes for his NESmania challenge (since ABBA isn't documented anywhere it's considered a cheat) after like 40 hours of practice. That's probably the only run listed if I had to guess.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#141)
40 hours is nothing, I've spent hundreds of hours on games I've liked before.

ABBA is a cheat?

Anyways I did play Ikari as a kid and it wasn't my favorite but I literally have nothing better to do I mean I could have better things to do if I tried but I really do like old school challenges.

sharif
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9-Oct(#142)
It's not actually a cheat, since you're just controller inputs, but for NESmania he could only use stuff that was in the manual or explained in the game. ABBA is allowed for speedruns, but would be a different category I suppose.

DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#143)
Beat The Mutant Virus while you're at it.

sharif
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9-Oct(#144)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Beat The Mutant Virus while you're at it.
>
>

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DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#145)
sharif wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> Beat The Mutant Virus while you're at it.
>>
>>
>
>

It's hard!

Also Dugongue triggered some glitch to basically skip the entire last portion of Ikari Warriors, he didn't do it totally legit. If he put in the work to get up to that point I don't know why he didn't just put the work in to beat it for real.

sharif
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9-Oct(#146)
Yeah it's called the helicopter glitch.

DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#147)
Did TMR do that crap

BleedingViolet
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9-Oct(#148)
DefaultGen wrote:
> sharif wrote:
>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> Beat The Mutant Virus while you're at it.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>>
>
> It's hard!
>
> Also Dugongue triggered some glitch to basically skip the entire last portion of
> Ikari Warriors, he didn't do it totally legit. If he put in the work to get up to
> that point I don't know why he didn't just put the work in to beat it for real.
>
>

Well did his time even count for a speedrun time then or what?

Also I don't want to look up abba in case it's cheating guys, also don't want spoilers from gamefaqs if I look anything up there. Because if I can't do it on my own I don't need to do it at all really I guess.

I need to price check mutant virus and Ikari Warriors but my friend might still have his Ikari from when we were kids. I guess whichever one is cheaper I'll play first.
sharif
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9-Oct(#149)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Did TMR do that crap
>
>
Nope! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVxbBG19j4M

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#150)
FrictionPin wrote:
> Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked up
> a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.

Who is selling it? Still available?
Rune_Walsh
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
9-Oct(#151)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked
> up
>> a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.
>
> Who is selling it? Still available?

https://vblank-entertainment.myshopify.com
jsoncip38
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9-Oct(#152)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked
> up
>> a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.
>
> Who is selling it? Still available?

He is ... http://vblank.com

Standard is sold out - collectors edition is still avail
DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#153)
Vote for November:
The Mutant Virus
Ikari Warriors



I'm just kidding, we're probably doing Treasure Master? I also kind of want to do TLOZ second quest



DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#154)
sharif wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> Did TMR do that crap
>>
>>
> Nope!
>
>

The look of relief on his face right after his pure concentration is awesome.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#155)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Vote for November:
> The Mutant Virus
> Ikari Warriors
>
> ...
>
>

Yes, but fun factor wise between Ikari and Mutant Virus (which I'd never even been aware of until this thread) which one is more fun?
DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#156)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> Vote for November:
>> The Mutant Virus
>> Ikari Warriors
>>
>> ...
>>
>>
>
> Yes, but fun factor wise between Ikari and Mutant Virus (which I'd never even been
> aware of until this thread) which one is more fun?

The Mutant Virus is a very confusing, tedious, and hard. At least Ikari Warriors is a freaking game. I watched 2 people beat The Mutant Virus and both times it was hours of agony.

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
* 9-Oct(#157)
jsoncip38 wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> FrictionPin wrote:
> |>> Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked
>> up
> |>> a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.
>>
>> Who is selling it? Still available?
>
> He is ... http://vblank.com
>
> Standard is sold out - collectors edition is still avail

It looks cool, but not sure I want to spend $45 on it.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#158)
Well it sounds like both can be maybes 😉

I had a pet rattlesnake that I couldn't even pet I even loved her in my own way but she probably hated me so both of these sound like my kind of challenges, I think if they both play fine on retron I'll try to finish at least one of them fairly by the end of the year maybe the other one by the end of next March if they are that bad? Or difficult unplayable whatever.

I'll wait for a good deal on either one and get to work when I have it here.
FrictionPin
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9-Oct(#159)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> jsoncip38 wrote:
>> WithinTemptation wrote:
> |>> FrictionPin wrote:
>> |>> Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked
> |>> up
>> |>> a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.
> |>>
> |>> Who is selling it? Still available?
>>
>> He is ... http://vblank.com
>>
>> Standard is sold out - collectors edition is still avail
>
> It looks cool, but not sure I want to spend $45 on it.

That's what most people said and why the standard edition sold out faster. They've already said on Twitter that the door is open to product more standard editions but it might take a while. So it'll be available again at the cheaper price if you are still looking.
WithinTemptation
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9-Oct(#160)
FrictionPin wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> jsoncip38 wrote:
> |>> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> |>> FrictionPin wrote:
> |>> |>> Retro City Rampage for Switch went on sale about a hour ago, I finally picked
>> |>> up
> |>> |>> a copy. Missed it on Vita originally, want to play it in handheld mode.
>> |>>
>> |>> Who is selling it? Still available?
> |>>
> |>> He is ... http://vblank.com
> |>>
> |>> Standard is sold out - collectors edition is still avail
>>
>> It looks cool, but not sure I want to spend $45 on it.
>
> That's what most people said and why the standard edition sold out faster. They've
> already said on Twitter that the door is open to product more standard editions but
> it might take a while. So it'll be available again at the cheaper price if you are
> still looking.

Sounds good. Hopefully someone will post here when its available again. Just don't have the extra funds right now to justify it.
Lunar
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9-Oct(#161)
OH man, couldn't close out NGIII today.

NGIII is actually very fun to play...I don't know...I think I like it better than NG, I feel very skilled when I make a good jump or slash

Lunar
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9-Oct(#162)
I totally didn't appreciate this set when I had it. Now I wish I didn't get rid of it smiley:::frown

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Lunar
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* 9-Oct(#163)
FS: 2DS XL System CIB with charger, Dragon Quest IV, V, IX, Bravely Second, all complete.

$165 shipped

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DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#164)
Lunar wrote:
> I totally didn't appreciate this set when I had it. Now I wish I didn't get rid of
> it smiley:::frown
>

NG2 up in there looking like the literal black sheep of the series smiley:::raspberry


WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#165)
Lunar wrote:
> FS: 2DS XL System CIB with charger, Dragon Quest IV, V, IX, Bravely Second, all complete.
>
> $165 shipped
>

I so want this, just really bad timing smiley:::frown
Lunar
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9-Oct(#166)
Well, prob gonna ask a little more outside of this thread.

Let me know if anyone wants to jump on it. Gonna post on classifieds later tonight.

Gypsy
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9-Oct(#167)
So yeah I lowballed someone on eBay pretty hard, they countered at not much more, I countered back at $5 over and they accepted. Sometimes that crap works. I made no comments in my offers. Lol.

Lunar
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* 9-Oct(#168)
So I have a brand:::PlayStation 4 Just Cause 3 Collector's Edition and brand:::Microsoft Xbox One Halo 5 Collector's Edition. Both are huge boxes...I think they sell for dirty cheap.

I think I am going to open the boxes, flatten them. Play and touch the figures all to my liking.

Right? Instead of trying to get rid of them on eBay for days and have someone lowball me and then end up with like $10-$20 in pocket?

Gypsy
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9-Oct(#169)
DVDO Duo!!! image

DefaultGen
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9-Oct(#170)
Lunar wrote:
> So I have a brand:::PlayStation 4 Just Cause 3 Collector's Edition and brand:::Microsoft Xbox One Halo 5 Collector's Edition.
> Both are huge boxes...I think they sell for dirty cheap.
>
> I think I am going to open the boxes, flatten them. Play and touch the figures all
> to my liking.
>
> Right? Instead of trying to get rid of them on eBay for days and have someone lowball
> me and then end up with like $10-$20 in pocket?
>
>

Everything mass produced since the 00s will be worthless forever or until we're old men. Open your games, enjoy the stuff.

Gypsy
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* 9-Oct(#171)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> So I have a brand:::PlayStation 4 Just Cause 3 Collector's Edition and brand:::Microsoft Xbox One Halo 5 Collector's
> Edition.
>> Both are huge boxes...I think they sell for dirty cheap.
>>
>> I think I am going to open the boxes, flatten them. Play and touch the figures
> all
>> to my liking.
>>
>> Right? Instead of trying to get rid of them on eBay for days and have someone
> lowball
>> me and then end up with like $10-$20 in pocket?
>>
>>
>
> Everything mass produced since the 00s will be worthless forever or until we're old
> men. Open your games, enjoy the stuff.
>
>

Pretty much. Just when Class of Heroes 2G looked destined to be hilariously priced it got re-issued. Edit: And that's not even a mass produced game. Anything with a huge run will probably be worthless until the planet consumes us.

Lunar
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9-Oct(#172)
I just need the space smiley:::frown

Like I wish someone local would buy this off of me and not think there is a PS4 included.

PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#174)
Gypsy wrote:
> 500 500{imgt}
>
>

Lol wut?
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#175)
Lunar wrote:
> So I have a brand:::PlayStation 4 Just Cause 3 Collector's Edition and brand:::Microsoft Xbox One Halo 5 Collector's Edition.
> Both are huge boxes...I think they sell for dirty cheap.
>
> I think I am going to open the boxes, flatten them. Play and touch the figures all
> to my liking.
>
> Right? Instead of trying to get rid of them on eBay for days and have someone lowball
> me and then end up with like $10-$20 in pocket?
>
>

Halo 5 is definitely YUGE! and for what a statue? Not going to be fall for that again, just got rid of the Halo 3 cat helmet!


(interested in Just loading..... Cause 3)
Missile
Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#176)
Need to make some cash quick, so:
Dungeon master Theron's Quest disc/manual - $35
Cratermaze cic $35
Lords of thunder complete - 140
Soldier blade card only $150
Silent Debuggers cic - $40
Tales of Destiny cib - $70
Albert Odyssey complete w reg card - $140
Gypsy
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9-Oct(#177)
PlayYing wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> 500 500{imgt}
>>
>>
>
> Lol wut?

Check the youtube link. Silly remix song.

Lunar
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9-Oct(#178)
Got these 4 from GameStop for $40 + tax. Not bad GS, not bad!

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Gypsy
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9-Oct(#179)
@Lunar I predict you will quickly move on from the Vita game. If you bother with it. Silver Case is weird, will be interested to hear your thoughts on it.

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Oct(#180)
I think actually wanting to play makes a huge difference. Like I am looking forward to try to beat NGIII again on Friday probably.

I have been playing a few minutes of Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero a day, and just not that into it. It's got all the good stuff, cool characters, precise control, witty dialogue, and the gameplay looks fun too.

I don't know, it's just not the right time I guess.

To be fair, I had the NG set for like a year and didn't play at all and sold it.

Gypsy
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9-Oct(#181)
Lunar wrote:
> I think actually wanting to play makes a huge difference. Like I am looking forward
> to try to beat NGIII again on Friday probably.
>
> I have been playing a few minutes of Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero a day, and just not that
> into it. It's got all the good stuff, cool characters, precise control, witty dialogue,
> and the gameplay looks fun too.
>
> I don't know, it's just not the right time I guess.
>
> To be fair, I had the NG set for like a year and didn't play at all and sold it.
>
>
>

Happens. I was playing one of the Shantae games I bought on GOG, wasn't feeling it at all after a brief session. Have not revisited it since.

Lunar
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9-Oct(#182)
yea, as soon as it feels like I am forcing myself to play, it's done. There are enough games that I can just move on to the next.

I am trying to pick and choose wisely for my next portable game.

I am afraid to start a Pokemon or Yokai Watch, fearing it will take too long and wear me out.

razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
9-Oct(#183)
Have you guys ever played Brutal Doom?
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-Oct(#184)
Lunar wrote:
> yea, as soon as it feels like I am forcing myself to play, it's done. There are enough
> games that I can just move on to the next.
>
> I am trying to pick and choose wisely for my next portable game.
>
> I am afraid to start a Pokemon or Yokai Watch, fearing it will take too long and
> wear me out.
>
>

That's where I'm at with it too. Games either grab me by the balls or they don't. Like when I start a Yakuza game, I don't want to play anything else at all until I'm done.

Lunar
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9-Oct(#185)
I am watching my NGIII footage from last Friday, oh god, so many awkward moments.

It will be much better on the coming Friday (at least up to 7-2B lol)

Lunar
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9-Oct(#186)
Speak of games that I am just not into right now, anyone interested in brand:::Nintendo 3DS Ever Oasis?

$25 shipped. It's in case and has a generic e-manual booklet they include these days, in excellent shape.

If you want it with the 2DS XL bundle, make it $20.

Rune_Walsh
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
10-Oct(#187)
Missile wrote:
> Need to make some cash quick, so:
> Dungeon master Theron's Quest disc/manual - $35
> Cratermaze cic $35
> Lords of thunder complete - 140
> Soldier blade card only $150
> Silent Debuggers cic - $40
> Tales of Destiny cib - $70
> Albert Odyssey complete w reg card - $140

Beauties, wish I had spare cash for them...

darkslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#188)
I want to play Silver Case now, never heard of it before. Looks like the PC version is better received than the PS4 version, but it makes sense that a game of this type would control better on PC.
WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#189)
So I watched some of @sharif stream last night and was wondering if those capture cards or whatever you guys use make the games look that good on your TVs? Or does it just look good viewing it on the PC. Also I never heard of the Super Game Boy 2, I have the first one.
sharif
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10-Oct(#190)
The capture card just takes input and pipes it to your PC for the stream. The quality is going to be whatever I see on TV. In this case, I have an RGB modded NES and a regular SNES with S-video going into a splitter, which then pipes S-video to both my TV and my capture card. There are captures cards that do the same with HDMI but without need for a splitter.

The Super Game Boy 2 was Japan only. It's needed for speedrunning because the regular Super Game Boy runs at the wrong framerate so times are inaccurate.

jsoncip38
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10-Oct(#191)
darkslime wrote:
> I want to play Silver Case now, never heard of it before. Looks like the PC version
> is better received than the PS4 version, but it makes sense that a game of this type
> would control better on PC.

If you're really interested in the PC version - I'm looking to move the LRG physical release of the game, and would be very happy to find a buyer/trader on here to take it off my hands.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 10-Oct(#192)
So I tested my PS2 downstairs with my VP20. It really does not look any better than OSSC from what I can tell. Of course they are 2 different TV's and my 65" upstairs is a much nicer TV. But I think the people who say DVDO is better with 480p content are the types that use a magnifying glass to compare the pixels.

I don't think most people who casually play won't really notice the difference. So what I'm saying is, if you have a DVDO or OSSC and want to play PS2 or Xbox. Go for it. it will look great either way.

Lunar
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10-Oct(#193)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> So I watched some of @sharif stream last night and was wondering if those capture
> cards or whatever you guys use make the games look that good on your TVs?

Sounds like someone is ready for upscaling. Just watch @sharif's Castlevania footage, and see the difference.

ErickRPG
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10-Oct(#194)
Lunar wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> So I watched some of @sharif stream last night and was wondering if those capture
>> cards or whatever you guys use make the games look that good on your TVs?
>
> Sounds like someone is ready for upscaling. Just watch @sharif's Castlevania footage,
> and see the difference.

I agree. (tag teams with Lunar).


Lunar
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* 10-Oct(#195)
If what I read and my understanding is correct, OSSC is just a line doubler(tripler/quadrupler), and does not do actual upscaling, correct? So does that mean, when used by itself to the TV, it's mostly up to the TV to do the actual upscaling?

@ErickRPG, how are you connecting the PS2?

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#196)
@Lunar well first it was component via DVDO, then RGB and I noticed a big difference. Someone at that time said RGB does 480p. Then I brought it upstairs via OSSC via RGB. And then someone here said only COMPONENT does 480p. So I'm really confused.

But All I can say is via RGB it looks really good via DVDO or OSSC. Line doubling can be viewed as upscaling can't it? I mean it takes existing pixels and fills in missing pixels, in turn sort of sharpening the pixel image. I'm not sure I really care to know all of the little details, I just know it looks good. I wouldn't have a problem playing PS2 with either unit.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#197)
That's another thing, both of my TVs are of the mid to high end so they probably both have very good upscale engines. If the OSSC just clears things up and gives the TV a sharp image to read then the TV can do a great job displaying the image. That all goes into it I guess.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#198)
ErickRPG wrote:
> @Lunar well first it was component via DVDO, then RGB and I noticed a big difference.
> Someone at that time said RGB does 480p. Then I brought it upstairs via OSSC via
> RGB. And then someone here said only COMPONENT does 480p. So I'm really confused.
>
> But All I can say is via RGB it looks really good via DVDO or OSSC. Line doubling
> can be viewed as upscaling can't it? I mean it takes existing pixels and fills in
> missing pixels, in turn sort of sharpening the pixel image. I'm not sure I really
> care to know all of the little details, I just know it looks good. I wouldn't have
> a problem playing PS2 with either unit.
>
>

Keep in mind with PS2 you often have to force 480p and most games don't even support it. The PS2 is by and large an SD console. RGsB is how you get 480p out of PS2 through RGB.

ErickRPG wrote:
> That's another thing, both of my TVs are of the mid to high end so they probably
> both have very good upscale engines. If the OSSC just clears things up and gives
> the TV a sharp image to read then the TV can do a great job displaying the image.
> That all goes into it I guess.
>
>

Obviously this matters a lot. Higher end tvs aren't going to need help with 480p game content. Just feed it a clean 480p RGsB signal and it's going to look pretty good. I've seen lots of arguments about 480p scaling. Lumagen and DVDO are both fine imo. The DVDO ringing is a huge issue for some people.

PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#199)
You know I usually don't buy things unless they are a good deal. Just dropped $60 on two tickets for the Last Jedi
Lunar
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* 10-Oct(#200)
Eh, i can wait for a bluray release. I couldn't go to TFA for months anyway, so just waited for the blu.

DefaultGen
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10-Oct(#201)
I'll just see it when I can see it. It's gonna be in theaters forever.

Missile
Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#202)
PlayYing wrote:
> You know I usually don't buy things unless they are a good deal. Just dropped $60
> on two tickets for the Last Jedi
>30 bucks per ticket
You done fudgeed up.
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#203)
Looks like episodes 1-6, all had to drop the Star Wars monicker(on wikipedia). I guess Disney couldn't bear to have their new property be associated with anything but their own releases.

Gypsy
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10-Oct(#204)
I'll watch the new Star Wars movie in HD, for free, legally. Lol.

Lunar wrote:
> Looks like episodes 1-6, all had to drop the Star Wars monicker(on wikipedia). I
> guess Disney couldn't bear to have their new property be associated with anything
> but their own releases.
>
>

Wat.

Lunar
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10-Oct(#205)
Try searching for empire strikes back. It's now called "The Empire Strikes Back"

Gypsy
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10-Oct(#206)
Disney is awful. Just like the series since after Return of the Jedi. image

tonymack21
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10-Oct(#207)
Disney ruins everything they touch lately, I am hoping this is good in spite of them but we'll see

sharif
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10-Oct(#208)
I liked The Force Awakens just fine, I think it will at least be entertaining if nothing else. I got opening weekend tickets, for that Sunday. Matinee though, that's the key. Also, not 3D. That's useless and gives me a headache.

Gypsy
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10-Oct(#209)
sharif wrote:
> I liked The Force Awakens just fine, I think it will at least be entertaining if
> nothing else. I got opening weekend tickets, for that Sunday. Matinee though, that's
> the key. Also, not 3D. That's useless and gives me a headache.
>
>

I didn't hate it as a movie. It was like a solid 6.5/10 for me.

Have fun with the screaming children at the theater.

tonymack21
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10-Oct(#210)
ya I don't usually pay for the 3d either unless its just the only time I can go

sharif
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10-Oct(#211)
Gypsy wrote:
> sharif wrote:
>> I liked The Force Awakens just fine, I think it will at least be entertaining
> if
>> nothing else. I got opening weekend tickets, for that Sunday. Matinee though,
> that's
>> the key. Also, not 3D. That's useless and gives me a headache.
>>
>>
>
> I didn't hate it as a movie. It was like a solid 6.5/10 for me.
>
> Have fun with the screaming children at the theater.
>
>

I went opening weekend for The Force Awakens as well and there were lots of people standing in lines everywhere for reasons I didn't quite understand. I waltzed in and sat in my seats and enjoyed the movie. Had surprisingly few issues.

Gypsy
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* 10-Oct(#212)
Lol weird (the waiting in line for no reason thing).

I know some theaters here have no children showings. On the rare times I go to the theater, that's when I do it.

sharif
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10-Oct(#213)
That was back before assigned seating, so I assume it was for good seats at the 3D showings. Still seems dumb to me.

DefaultGen
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10-Oct(#214)
I guess TMR has the Cuphead speed run record for now. What does that guy do besides play video games?

sharif
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* 10-Oct(#215)
DefaultGen wrote:
> I guess TMR has the Cuphead speed run record for now. What does that guy do besides
> play video games?
>
>

He's a full time Twitch streamer who takes care of his sick mom.

Edit: He's also unreasonably good at platformers. He owned the Contra and Battletoads world record at the same time a couple of years ago.

DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
10-Oct(#216)
A Star Control II sequel is coming by the original creators: https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/

Not Star Control 3, not the 3D Star Control Origins game coming out soon, a real sequel. SCII isn't my favorite game of all time, but it's a masterpiece. The developers put 6 months of unpaid work into the game rather than ship it unfinished. It's one of the real labors of love by a creator in gaming history.

sharif
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10-Oct(#217)
Star Control II is easily the best game on the 3DO. I'd be interested in playing a sequel.

Lunar
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10-Oct(#218)
@Sharif, i believe you were briefly explaining how twitch worked. There's like hosting and $5 donation type of thing where you get 50%? If you don't mind explaining a bit for us Twitch newbies.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#219)
So apparently the Ys VIII localization was such utter crap even by NISA standards (and this is saying something) that they are going to re-do it and release a patch.

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/nis-america-will-r...

DefaultGen wrote:
> A Star Control II sequel is coming by the original creators: https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/
>
> Not Star Control 3, not the 3D Star Control Origins game coming out soon, a real
> sequel. SCII isn't my favorite game of all time, but it's a masterpiece. The developers
> put 6 months of unpaid work into the game rather than ship it unfinished. It's one
> of the real labors of love by a creator in gaming history.
>
>

Kickass.

Gypsy
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10-Oct(#220)
Lunar wrote:
> @Sharif, i believe you were briefly explaining how twitch worked. There's like hosting
> and $5 donation type of thing where you get 50%? If you don't mind explaining a bit
> for us Twitch newbies.
>
>

Yeah when you become an affiliate (not sure on the numbers you need) people can subscribe to you and there are multiple tiers. The cheapest is $5. Twitch takes a cut. Most larger streamers also take direct donations via paypal. Then people can also get "bits" from Twitch by purchasing or watching ads. One bit is one penny for the streamer.

sharif
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10-Oct(#221)
@Gypsy covered the gist of it. You need to stream for 300 minutes over at least 7 different streams in a 30 day period, while having an average of at least 3 viewers per stream and 50 total followers to qualify for affiliate. I fulfill all of those just barely (I have 69 followers and average about 7 viewers per stream). Subscriptions to affiliates get you one emote per tier ($5, $10, $25). More popular streamers (several thousand followers, several hundred viewers per stream) become partners, they get more emotes and a better cut of the subscription money.

Gypsy
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10-Oct(#222)
Yeah one guy I watch has like...26 emotes in his first sub tier. There are probably people with more but that's as big as I've seen for streamers I sometimes watch.

sharif
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* 10-Oct(#223)
You can have up to 50 emotes in the $5 tier (still just one extra emote per higher tier though). That's entirely dependent on the number of subs you have. Getting to specific sub milestones unlocks extra emote slots.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#224)
sharif wrote:
> You can have up to 50 emotes in the $5 tier (still just one extra emote per higher
> tier though). That's entirely dependent on the number of subs you have. Getting to
> specific sub milestones unlocks extra emote slots.
>
>

When you stream on twitch to get all that stuff do you need to show yourself playing and talking on camera?

That's not something I'd want to deal with. Or hearing people talking crap if I were streaming live fighting game matches or difficult platformers. If someone were to say ask me to feed a cantaloupe to a giraffe in Zoo Tycoon however, I would be okay with that 😊 For a little while anyways.
Missile
Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#225)
Gypsy wrote:
> So apparently the Ys VIII localization was such utter crap even by NISA standards
> (and this is saying something) that they are going to re-do it and release a patch.
That really is, did they just not finish the translation? That's the only way they could accomplish something WORSE than witch and the 100 knights i think.
sharif
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#226)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> sharif wrote:
>> You can have up to 50 emotes in the $5 tier (still just one extra emote per higher
>> tier though). That's entirely dependent on the number of subs you have. Getting
> to
>> specific sub milestones unlocks extra emote slots.
>>
>>
>
> When you stream on twitch to get all that stuff do you need to show yourself playing
> and talking on camera?
>
> That's not something I'd want to deal with. Or hearing people talking crap if I were
> streaming live fighting game matches or difficult platformers. If someone were to
> say ask me to feed a cantaloupe to a giraffe in Zoo Tycoon however, I would be okay
> with that 😊 For a little while anyways.

Nope, you can stream however you see fit. It can just be game play with no mic commentary or anything. It just needs to be entertaining enough to keep people watching.

In terms of chat, you can police that however you want. If you want to ban backseaters, go right ahead. It's one click.

PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#227)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> sharif wrote:
>> You can have up to 50 emotes in the $5 tier (still just one extra emote per higher
>> tier though). That's entirely dependent on the number of subs you have. Getting
> to
>> specific sub milestones unlocks extra emote slots.
>>
>>
>
> When you stream on twitch to get all that stuff do you need to show yourself playing
> and talking on camera?
>
> That's not something I'd want to deal with. Or hearing people talking crap if I were
> streaming live fighting game matches or difficult platformers. If someone were to
> say ask me to feed a cantaloupe to a giraffe in Zoo Tycoon however, I would be okay
> with that 😊 For a little while anyways.

To be fair that's the dopest part of Zoo tycoon. I got to go thru the list and sub/follow everybody
tonymack21
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10-Oct(#228)
Glad I haven't had time for Ys 8 now ..def gonna wait for that.

Lunar
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10-Oct(#229)
I'm gonna try to stream every Friday, gonna be hard to do commentary for now cuz of kids during the day.

I don't watch many streams(actually at all), like do people like over the top crap?

I think it'd be too fake and annoying to me. Like it'd be just me, talking and playing.

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#230)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Glad I haven't had time for Ys 8 now ..def gonna wait for that.
>

lol same. Though I should get it started on P5 at least...

DiamondDave
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* 10-Oct(#231)
I'm freaking out. I know nobody else will get my ineffable love for Tim Folley (and his brother, whose name currently eludes me) and his musical compositions that were light years beyond the crapty (and now cancelled!) games they appeared on. But I just found something I didn't know even existed and I'm geeking out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzGInRiH0Qo&list=P...

This is my equivalent to discovering someone found a brand-new, unreleased, unknown Beatles album or something. But they'd have to be like, Crapty Beatles or something. Super good but almost nobody likes them or knows they exist.
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#232)
Lunar wrote:
> I'm gonna try to stream every Friday, gonna be hard to do commentary for now cuz
> of kids during the day.
>
> I don't watch many streams(actually at all), like do people like over the top crap?
>
>
> I think it'd be too fake and annoying to me. Like it'd be just me, talking and playing.
>
>

Since you are just streaming for people here or w/e, I wouldn't much worry about it.

Lunar
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10-Oct(#233)
Saw this game a few times on sale for SNES, I think its pretty cheap right? Like $10?

Lunar
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10-Oct(#234)
@DefaultGen is like my only consistent viewer lol, but I think that's cuz I've been playing NG.

It wouldn't hurt to get other people interested in it. But I guess Twitch is already quite saturated with people just playing rando games.

Dashey
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10-Oct(#235)
Anyone interested in Castlevania brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System for $15 shipped?

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 10-Oct(#236)
sharif wrote:
> BleedingViolet wrote:
>> sharif wrote:
> |>> You can have up to 50 emotes in the $5 tier (still just one extra emote per higher
> |>> tier though). That's entirely dependent on the number of subs you have. Getting
>> to
> |>> specific sub milestones unlocks extra emote slots.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> When you stream on twitch to get all that stuff do you need to show yourself playing
>> and talking on camera?
>>
>> That's not something I'd want to deal with. Or hearing people talking crap if
> I were
>> streaming live fighting game matches or difficult platformers. If someone were
> to
>> say ask me to feed a cantaloupe to a giraffe in Zoo Tycoon however, I would be
> okay
>> with that 😊 For a little while anyways.
>
> Nope, you can stream however you see fit. It can just be game play with no mic commentary
> or anything. It just needs to be entertaining enough to keep people watching.
>
> In terms of chat, you can police that however you want. If you want to ban backseaters,
> go right ahead. It's one click.
>
>

Ah okay thanks for always helping me understand things better sir 😊

It sounds like something I could actually do then 😉 Badly but still it sounds like it would be fun.
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
10-Oct(#237)
I was gonna play Armageddon, a Korean 3DO game, but it has a soundtrack option and I fudgeed up and got addicted.

DefaultGen
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10-Oct(#238)
Lunar wrote:
> @DefaultGen is like my only consistent viewer lol, but I think that's cuz I've been
> playing NG.

If you stream while I'm not busy at work I'll keep watching smiley:::raspberry


sharif
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#239)
Lunar wrote:
> I'm gonna try to stream every Friday, gonna be hard to do commentary for now cuz
> of kids during the day.
>
> I don't watch many streams(actually at all), like do people like over the top crap?
>
>
> I think it'd be too fake and annoying to me. Like it'd be just me, talking and playing.
>
>

Just like any entertainment, there will always be over the top asshats who get viewers. All the streamer I watch (with few exceptions) are just people playing games and interacting with chat.

Lunar
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* 10-Oct(#240)
oh Jesus fudging Christ, this is what I have been keeping boxed up in my tiny apartment? I gotta admit, it's bigger than I thought.
How am I supposed to hide this??!



DiamondDave
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11-Oct(#241)
throw it out
JD
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11-Oct(#242)
Halloween decorations
Lunar
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11-Oct(#243)
Well, the statues are cool but huge. I am dumping out the stupid box it came in.

DefaultGen
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11-Oct(#244)
I don't get it Lunar. Did you just buy that? You're like "Oh, it's purging time, my room is packed. Time to buy the biggest game box literally ever made"?

Lunar
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* 11-Oct(#245)
I bought it near release smiley:::frown

I like shiny new things apparently. I think it was marked down from $250... I paid maybe $150. Now it's $55 new at GameStop.

It's been sitting here ever since...

Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#246)
Same with JC3, thank god Ying took it off my hands or else I'd have a giant grappling hook statue...

I am down to just one more big ass box that I haven't opened (Pip Boy...)

ErickRPG
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11-Oct(#247)
I have Wild Arms 2 pristine super mint complete for $30 shipped. Even the original jewel double case is glossy and smooth.

tonymack21
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11-Oct(#248)
Lunar wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> Glad I haven't had time for Ys 8 now ..def gonna wait for that.
>>
>
> lol same. Though I should get it started on P5 at least...
>
>

yessssssss

I need to vicariously live this game again through yet another player.


Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#249)
Lunar wrote:
> I bought it near release smiley:::frown
>
> I like shiny new things apparently. I think it was marked down from $250... I paid
> maybe $150. Now it's $55 new at GameStop.
>
> It's been sitting here ever since...
>
>

The story of every ridiculous overpriced and overproduced mega CE. Halo one is kinda cool but yeah RANDOM JUNK.

sailorneorune
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11-Oct(#250)
This is why I prefer my LEs to be simple: art book, soundtrack CD, and maybe a small figurine, plush or stationery item.

Wheels617
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* 11-Oct(#251)
Retro thread question of the day; What's your most valuable strategy guide owned? Also do you prefer to use a "book" or do you like to use online guides?
JD
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11-Oct(#252)
Dot hack quarantine
Wheels617
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* 11-Oct(#253)
@JD do you think that has risen in value purely due to the subject materials rarity or was the guide not printed in large quantity?
ErickRPG
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11-Oct(#254)
I used DQVIII book to make good equipment as I went through. Other than that I have become used to using free faqs.

JD
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11-Oct(#255)
I'm not sure I think maybe limited supply I once had Shenmue guide as well I don't own guides anymore thanks to gamefaqs
Noid
Gold Good Trader
* 11-Oct(#256)
I don't think I currently own a video game strategy guide. As a matter of fact, the only one I ever owned was the one that came packaged in with EarthBound (Super Nintendo) when I bought it brand new, lo those many moons ago.
tonymack21
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* 11-Oct(#257)
id have to check, ive got the ff7 versus guide, dot hack quarantine, tales of destiny 2 though its in rough shape, suikoden 2 and 5, valkyria chronicles, skies of arcadia legends, wild arms ACF, probably a couple others. I still prefer a book, though I have used a lot of online guides/faqs as well. I like the maps and alchemy/item tables and such depending on what game im playing.

which is also a good time to mention im still looking for tons of guides if anyone has any of them :P

Wheels617
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* 11-Oct(#258)
Mine is most certainly not related to subject material rarity, I have the Bayonetta guide only released in English in the UK and its insane what people are listing it at, makes me wish I hadn't opened mine :(. I use a mix nowadays, but favor online walkthroughs just due to the setup of my desk and my tv.
Wheels617
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11-Oct(#259)
I may be in the minority but I preferred the versus guide to the brady games guide for ff7 myself.


tonymack21 wrote:
> id have to check, ive got the ff7 versus guide, dot hack quarantine, tales of destiny
> 2 though its in rough shape, suikoden 2 and 5, valkyria chronicles, skies of arcadia
> legends, wild arms ACF, probably a couple others. I still prefer a book, though
> I have used a lot of online guides/faqs as well. I like the maps and alchemy/item
> tables and such depending on what game im playing.
>
> which is also a good time to mention im still looking for tons of guides if anyone
> has any of them :P
>
>
JD
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11-Oct(#260)
Yeah I loved the Shenmue guide I used to read them often same with phantasy star online guide
DiamondDave
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11-Oct(#261)
I have all the most expensive strategy guides no longer out on the market. I have the best. Can't go into details. Super secret. But it's incredible.
tonymack21
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11-Oct(#262)
Wheels617 wrote:
> I may be in the minority but I preferred the versus guide to the brady games guide
> for ff7 myself.
>
>
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> id have to check, ive got the ff7 versus guide, dot hack quarantine, tales of
> destiny
>> 2 though its in rough shape, suikoden 2 and 5, valkyria chronicles, skies of arcadia
>> legends, wild arms ACF, probably a couple others. I still prefer a book, though
>> I have used a lot of online guides/faqs as well. I like the maps and alchemy/item
>> tables and such depending on what game im playing.
>>
>> which is also a good time to mention im still looking for tons of guides if anyone
>> has any of them :P
>>
>>


the versus guide was vastly superior, afaik its regarded as the best ff7 guide, the brady guide misses a couple things iirc and the versus guide has sick material strats etc. I didn't have it til recently myself and took it in fair condition just to get it without paying an arm and a leg, im good with imperfections on guides if it saves money especially the more expensive ones.

Noid
Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#263)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I have all the most expensive strategy guides no longer out on the market. I have
> the best. Can't go into details. Super secret. But it's incredible.

I am SOOO jelly! smiley:::envy
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#264)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I have all the most expensive strategy guides no longer out on the market. I have
> the best. Can't go into details. Super secret. But it's incredible.

Notes scrawled on a tissue paper.

Wheels617
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11-Oct(#265)
I'll see if I have any other guides I don't really wanna keep around and shoot you a list @tonymack21
tonymack21
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11-Oct(#266)
Wheels617 wrote:
> I'll see if I have any other guides I don't really wanna keep around and shoot you
> a list @tonymack21

cool, its mostly rpgs but there are a few other ones, like tekken and soul calibur type stuff.


DiamondDave
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11-Oct(#267)
https://kotaku.com/snes-classic-games-ranked-18189...

*looks at bottom of list* Boo that man
Lunar
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11-Oct(#268)
Wheels617 wrote:
> Retro thread question of the day; What's your most valuable strategy guide owned?
> Also do you prefer to use a "book" or do you like to use online guides?

Prob Lunar 1 SSSC and 2 EBC guides, untouched and new. I can't think of anything else I have thats expensive.

Slim_Trigger
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11-Oct(#269)
I'm really trying to get those ps1 games on my list. Please send me some offers if possible
Slim_Trigger
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#270)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Wheels617 wrote:
>> I'll see if I have any other guides I don't really wanna keep around and shoot
> you
>> a list @tonymack21
>
> cool, its mostly rpgs but there are a few other ones, like tekken and soul calibur
> type stuff.
>
>
>

I got the hard cover bloodborne guide if that's of interest
Noid
Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#271)
DiamondDave wrote:
>
> *looks at bottom of list* Boo that man

While it certainly was an entertaining read and I definitely agree with the high praise, I completely and totally disagree with the hate. None of these are bad video games. Just because you aren't any good at something doesn't make it bad. no
DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
11-Oct(#272)
DiamondDave wrote:
>
> *looks at bottom of list* Boo that man

Coming from the Kotaku writer who wrote:

"With 2016's NES Classic, we got to relive that pivotal 8-bit era, though those games have grown crusty with time. Today, sadly, most NES games are not worth playing. They are full of poor translations, inconsistent physics, and artificially inflated difficulty inspired by arcades. With a couple of exceptions (Super Mario Bros. 3), the NES Classic's library consisted of games you'd load up, play for a few minutes, and marvel at how poorly they've aged."

DiamondDave
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11-Oct(#273)
I thought that was funny, his SNES review was like "Yeah the NES Classic sucks because these games are unplayable or too hard" and I was like "So too hard." Seeing GnG on the bottom sealed that up.
DefaultGen
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11-Oct(#274)
I haven't played FFIII, but I'm guessing it's easy as crap.

tonymack21
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11-Oct(#275)
DefaultGen wrote:
> I haven't played FFIII, but I'm guessing it's easy as crap.
>
>

its not a hard FF at all, but FF games aren't usually that hard anyway I guess unless you just don't pay attention other than superbosses. the vanish/x-zone combo makes most of the game a cakewalk once you have those spells. even works on some bosses iirc.


tonymack21
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11-Oct(#276)
Slim_Trigger wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> Wheels617 wrote:
> |>> I'll see if I have any other guides I don't really wanna keep around and shoot
>> you
> |>> a list @tonymack21
>>
>> cool, its mostly rpgs but there are a few other ones, like tekken and soul calibur
>> type stuff.
>>
>>
>>
>
> I got the hard cover bloodborne guide if that's of interest

sadly not one of my needs :(


DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 11-Oct(#277)
Pretty much any difficulty in these Square games can be overcome by running your head into random encounters often enough. Everyone in the reviewing scene always laments the forced grinding in these games and I honestly think they're full of crap, generally speaking they're paced to run through with occasional failures and things can be tooled to push yourself over the gear checks if necessary.

Fudge, all the guides I've been looking at for Super Mario RPG (FOR THE SECRETS.) are like "You should be Level 28 and have so and so and so in your party" and I'm like, level 21 running sub-endgame weapons, YES I SOLD THE SOIL FOR 150 COINS AND I'M GOLD CAPPED, FUDGE ME RIGHT, and I'm literally one fight away from the last fight in the game. Yeah, you tank a few fights and it may seem unfair but even the dog fights you just hit up again and get better dice rolls and you move on, you fudging move on. Can't even imagine how faceroll the battles would be if I was at suggested levels.
sharif
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11-Oct(#278)
The fact that anyone takes what Kotaku has to say seriously is a mystery to me.

A few of my NES speedrunner friends actually wrote a blog post responding to the statement the NES games aren't worth playing anymore.

http://gameoctane.com/games/nes-games-are-worth-pl...

tonymack21
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11-Oct(#279)
I wish there was another gaming media outlet like them that put out news as consistently. what I like about them is they get news and announcements out to facebook pretty fast, but their opinion pieces...barf.

Noid
Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#280)
tonymack21 wrote:
> [...] barf.
>
>

image
DefaultGen
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11-Oct(#281)
Super Mario RPG 2 is coming guys: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1018121001/su...

Be sure to check out the comment section, lmao.

sharif
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11-Oct(#282)
God what a crapshow.

DefaultGen
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* 11-Oct(#283)
He just posted an update, apparently he got shut down by Nintendo. Not sure if this whole thing was a joke.

sailorneorune
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11-Oct(#284)
On the subject of guides: I think my Super Mario All-Stars guide is certainly helpful and valuable to me ( I used the Lost Levels World 9-4 as a template for an Iwata tribute level in Super Mario Maker), as are my Dragon Quest 4-6, 8, and 9 guides.

DiamondDave
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* 11-Oct(#285)
Nintendo called, they said I was a * * * * ot
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#286)
sailorneorune wrote:
> This is why I prefer my LEs to be simple: art book, soundtrack CD, and maybe a small
> figurine, plush or stationery item.
>
>

Lolo Plush?!? 😍😍😍

I wish lol. Maybe I'll get back into arts and crafts and make one 😉
Noid
Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#287)
"Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator 31 minutes ago."

NOOO!! smiley:::shock
Gypsy
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11-Oct(#288)
Can't hit ctrl + f using a physical guide. Screw that. laughing out loud

Gypsy
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11-Oct(#289)
DefaultGen wrote:
> DiamondDave wrote:
>>
>> *looks at bottom of list* Boo that man
>
> Coming from the Kotaku writer who wrote:
>
> "With 2016's NES Classic, we got to relive that pivotal 8-bit era, though those games
> have grown crusty with time. Today, sadly, most NES games are not worth playing.
> They are full of poor translations, inconsistent physics, and artificially inflated
> difficulty inspired by arcades. With a couple of exceptions (Super Mario Bros. 3),
> the NES Classic's library consisted of games you'd load up, play for a few minutes,
> and marvel at how poorly they've aged."
>
>

Sounds like a smart guy actually.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#290)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Pretty much any difficulty in these Square games can be overcome by running your
> head into random encounters often enough. Everyone in the reviewing scene always
> laments the forced grinding in these games and I honestly think they're full of crap,
> generally speaking they're paced to run through with occasional failures and things
> can be tooled to push yourself over the gear checks if necessary.
>
> Fudge, all the guides I've been looking at for Super Mario RPG (FOR THE SECRETS.)
> are like "You should be Level 28 and have so and so and so in your party" and I'm
> like, level 21 running sub-endgame weapons, YES I SOLD THE SOIL FOR 150 COINS AND
> I'M GOLD CAPPED, FUDGE ME RIGHT, and I'm literally one fight away from the last
> fight in the game. Yeah, you tank a few fights and it may seem unfair but even the
> dog fights you just hit up again and get better dice rolls and you move on, you
> fudging move on. Can't even imagine how faceroll the battles would be if I was at
> suggested levels.

I was going to type out something similar before I read this. RPGs by their nature can't really be difficult. They can be grindy (though plenty are not) and they can be purposefully obtuse but I don't equate either of those things with real difficulty. To me that should be something skill/reflex testing.

Gypsy
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11-Oct(#291)
Before anyone takes that one post seriously, Kotaku is like, THE gaming clickbait site.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#292)
Gypsy wrote:
> DiamondDave wrote:
>> Pretty much any difficulty in these Square games can be overcome by running your
>> head into random encounters often enough. Everyone in the reviewing scene always
>> laments the forced grinding in these games and I honestly think they're full of
> crap,
>> generally speaking they're paced to run through with occasional failures and things
>> can be tooled to push yourself over the gear checks if necessary.
>>
>> Fudge, all the guides I've been looking at for Super Mario RPG (FOR THE SECRETS.)
>> are like "You should be Level 28 and have so and so and so in your party" and
> I'm
>> like, level 21 running sub-endgame weapons, YES I SOLD THE SOIL FOR 150 COINS
> AND
>> I'M GOLD CAPPED, FUDGE ME RIGHT, and I'm literally one fight away from the last
>> fight in the game. Yeah, you tank a few fights and it may seem unfair but even
> the
>> dog fights you just hit up again and get better dice rolls and you move on,
> you
>> fudging move on. Can't even imagine how faceroll the battles would be if I was
> at
>> suggested levels.
>
> I was going to type out something similar before I read this. RPGs by their nature
> can't really be difficult. They can be grindy (though plenty are not) and they can
> be purposefully obtuse but I don't equate either of those things with real difficulty.
> To me that should be something skill/reflex testing.
>
>

Try Buddhas Quest on psp if you want a difficult rpg ...... Even as short as it is you get one life no continues and no saves other than leaving your psp on pause with sleep mode or whatever.

It's on a mini game compilation called WTF: Work Time Fun

Even with all the numbers crunched and the simplicity of the game you have like a one in 50 shot of passing all 100 enemies in a row.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#293)
I'm not sure about valuable guides as I really don't know values there but some of the ones I recall as favorites would be my Beyond Good & Evil GCN, Eternal Darkness GCN and N64 Jet Force Gemini guides. I generally get guides for the maps as I like looking at the overview shots with keys for items, secrets, etc. Mostly I enjoy looking at them over using them as I play a game though, they're an interesting read after you have already beaten the game. Can't say I remember if I've used an online guide, might have looked at a map or maybe googled a specific quest trigger or something similar though.
Bighab
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11-Oct(#294)
Wheels617 wrote:
> Retro thread question of the day; What's your most valuable strategy guide owned?
> Also do you prefer to use a "book" or do you like to use online guides?

It seems Strategy guides don't seem all that popular anymore. Most valuable would be probably Ogre Battle snes or Popful Mail guides. Most "rare" or obscure guides I have would be Battletech Sega Genesis or Rise of the Dragon guide.
Lunar
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11-Oct(#295)
Just got an email from OSSC, the next batch is up for pre-order. It comes to a little less than $220 USD with OSSC unit, PSU, remote and shipping.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#296)
Oh I have a Jurassic Park Operation Genesis guide that I would consider one of my most valuable items. I'm pretty sure it's my most valuable strategy guide but I'm not sure.

It's not in great condition though (I bought it used it has a game store sticker on it) so perhaps not, but it is the official hint/guide/walkthrough so I guess it's pretty awesome.
Rune_Walsh
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11-Oct(#297)
Not sure valuable but I got this really cool guide which I love from @Bighab for Phantasy Star IV which I'd never let go. Or a Chrono Trigger guide.

PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#298)
Rune_Walsh wrote:
> Not sure valuable but I got this really cool guide which I love from @Bighab for
> Phantasy Star IV which I'd never let go. Or a Chrono Trigger guide.
>
>

Yes I would Punch an Eskimo for a Chrono Trigger Nintendo Power guide.

The Earthbound guide complete with the scratch and sniff cards are pretty rare I think.

(Although you can get the all the SNES classic manuals here... https://www.nintendo.co.jp/clvs/manuals/en_us/inde...

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#299)
Rune_Walsh wrote:
> Not sure valuable but I got this really cool guide which I love from @Bighab for
> Phantasy Star IV which I'd never let go. Or a Chrono Trigger guide.
>
>

I have the CT guide, but I remember the pages came loose smiley:::frown
WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#300)
Lunar wrote:
> Just got an email from OSSC, the next batch is up for pre-order. It comes to a little
> less than $220 USD with OSSC unit, PSU, remote and shipping.
>
>

If I have just OG systems would this be something that would benefit me on my HDTV? I'm still not 100% sure what this thing does. For example, can I plug in my NES with composite into this and play on my HDTV?
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#301)
You need to move away from composite ASAP. NES needs modification for RGB(which is like 10 times better than composite)

Here is an exerpt from a review:

"So, what is the OSSC? The so called open source scan converter is a FPGA-based video processor developed by a single person, Markus Hiienkari from Finland - - online to be found as Marqs. Marqs set out to build an alternative to the established gaming processors and created the OSSC over a time span of roughly 18 months. On paper the OSSC looks like your average converter box. It got a RGB scart input, a component and a VGA input and it tries to convert of all these signals into a digital DVI or HDMI output. The re-programmable FPGA design allows Markus to implement his own line doubling or scaling algorithms and not getting crippled by the SDKs of the bigger IC suppliers."

http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/ossc.html

DefaultGen
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11-Oct(#302)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Just got an email from OSSC, the next batch is up for pre-order. It comes to a
> little
>> less than $220 USD with OSSC unit, PSU, remote and shipping.
>>
>>
>
> If I have just OG systems would this be something that would benefit me on my HDTV?
> I'm still not 100% sure what this thing does. For example, can I plug in my NES
> with composite into this and play on my HDTV?

It only takes RGB, Component, and VGA inputs. For some consoles you can just get a SCART cable for RGB, others you'll need to mod.

Lunar
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* 11-Oct(#303)
Here's a quick reference guide for a post I posted somewhere else:

Systems Compatible With RGB Natively
Sega Master System
Sega Genesis Model 1 and 2, CDX, X'Eye
Sega Saturn
Sega Dreamcast
Super Nintendo Model 1
Atari Jaguar
Neo Geo AES, Neo Geo CD
Sony Playstation 1/2/3

Systems Requiring Modification to Display RGB
Atari 2600
NES
Super Nintendo Model 2/Mini/Jr.
Nintendo 64
3DO
TurboGrafx 16/PCE

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#304)
Isn't a modded NES like 300+?
Lunar
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11-Oct(#305)
I am just going to accept the fact that I will never have enough time to try and play all my games.

brand:::PlayStation Vita Lot: asking $110 shipped.

SAO is sealed, Ultra Despair Girls is sealed, Shiren Is sealed. Shantae's soundtrack is sealed.

image

Gypsy
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11-Oct(#306)
Lunar wrote:
> You need to move away from composite ASAP. NES needs modification for RGB(which is
> like 10 times better than composite)
>

Don't flatter composite. Though composite varies heavily system to system, sometimes within revisions of the same system (looking at you Genesis). PCE composite is pretty decent, but it's still not close to Svideo or RGB.

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
11-Oct(#307)
Lunar wrote:
> I am just going to accept the fact that I will never have enough time to try and
> play all my games.
>
> brand:::PlayStation Vita Lot: asking $110 shipped.
>
> SAO is sealed, Ultra Despair Girls is sealed, Shiren Is sealed. Shantae's soundtrack
> is sealed.
>
>
>

Killer deal. To bad I only need 1 game.

If anyone want to go in on the deal, I'd love to get DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#308)
Lunar wrote:
> Here's a quick reference guide for a post I posted somewhere else:
>
> Systems Compatible With RGB Natively
> Sega Master System
> Sega Genesis Model 1 and 2, CDX, X'Eye
> Sega Saturn
> Sega Dreamcast
> Super Nintendo Model 1
> Atari Jaguar
> Neo Geo AES, Neo Geo CD
> Sony Playstation 1/2/3
>
> Systems Requiring Modification to Display RGB
> Atari 2600
> NES
> Super Nintendo Model 2/Mini/Jr.
> Nintendo 64
> 3DO
> TurboGrafx 16/PCE
>
>

Every time someone plays a compatible Dreamcast game over RGB instead of VGA, a puppy dies.

Good list though. Of note is that only some SNES systems are compatible natively, and they have inferior video quality.

Gypsy
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11-Oct(#309)
WithinTemptation wrote:
>
> If anyone want to go in on the deal, I'd love to get DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair.

I'm kinda interested in Shiren but I'm already deep in the @Lunar payment mines. :(

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
* 11-Oct(#310)
Gypsy wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>>
>> If anyone want to go in on the deal, I'd love to get DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
>
> I'm kinda interested in Shiren but I'm already deep in the @Lunar payment mines.
> :(
>
>

Maybe we can get a few more to go in on the deal? smiley:::smile

If @Lunar hasn't shipped my other game maybe this could ship with it? smiley:::smile
JD
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* 11-Oct(#311)
Is there way to make pic bigger thru app? I can't see what's in vita lot

Nm I see it I didn't know I could click on pic I may be interested in world of ff but are texts small in game?
sharif
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12-Oct(#312)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> Isn't a modded NES like 300+?

The board for the RGB mod is $100 and the mod work itself is $100 if you don't want to do it yourself. So if you already have an NES then it'll cost you $200 plus shipping.

WithinTemptation
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#313)
sharif wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> Isn't a modded NES like 300+?
>
> The board for the RGB mod is $100 and the mod work itself is $100 if you don't want
> to do it yourself. So if you already have an NES then it'll cost you $200 plus shipping.
>
>
>

So if I have my own NES and do the work myself I just need to buy the $100 board?
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
12-Oct(#314)
Noid wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> [...] barf.
>>
>>
>

Hey, we are on the Retro thread talking about NES.

image

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 12-Oct(#315)
PCE Composite is oddly crisp. I remember plugging my Duo R into the tv in the living room and going "wtf", then plugging in Gen2 and barfing like "that's better"

Gypsy wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> You need to move away from composite ASAP. NES needs modification for RGB(which
> is
>> like 10 times better than composite)
>>
>
> Don't flatter composite. Though composite varies heavily system to system, sometimes
> within revisions of the same system (looking at you Genesis). PCE composite is pretty
> decent, but it's still not close to Svideo or RGB.
>
>
tonymack21
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12-Oct(#316)
Lunar wrote:
> I am just going to accept the fact that I will never have enough time to try and
> play all my games....

I fight this, thinking even if it takes me 10-12 years to catch up this backlog ill do it someday, but it will probably never happen lol.


Gypsy
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12-Oct(#317)
DiamondDave wrote:
> PCE Composite is oddly crisp. I remember plugging my Duo R into the tv in the living
> room and going "wtf", then plugging in Gen2 and barfing like "that's better"
>
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Lunar wrote:
> |>> You need to move away from composite ASAP. NES needs modification for RGB(which
>> is
> |>> like 10 times better than composite)
> |>>
>>
>> Don't flatter composite. Though composite varies heavily system to system, sometimes
>> within revisions of the same system (looking at you Genesis). PCE composite is
> pretty
>> decent, but it's still not close to Svideo or RGB.
>>
> |>

Sounds about right.

RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#318)
Anyone interested in a HDMI and backup modded GameCube bundle? I will include Zelda Twilight Princess, Zelda Collector ed, Metroid Prime 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes (Disc Only), RE 2 (disc only) and 4 and a Smash Bros. GameCube controller. This is the official one Nintendo put out for Smash 4. This system also has the GBA adapter and a backup copy of the GBA disc. I was think about 320.00 for the bundle.

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#319)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> sharif wrote:
>> WithinTemptation wrote:
> |>> Isn't a modded NES like 300+?
>>
>> The board for the RGB mod is $100 and the mod work itself is $100 if you don't
> want
>> to do it yourself. So if you already have an NES then it'll cost you $200 plus
> shipping.
>>
>>
>>
>
> So if I have my own NES and do the work myself I just need to buy the $100 board?

Tim's NESRGB board is about $85 and HiDefNES (HDMI) kit is around $135.
Gypsy
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* 12-Oct(#320)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/142536229222?ul_noapp=true...

Price is gas. Also OBO, so you could maybe even get it for less.

Noid
Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#321)
DiamondDave wrote:
> [...] barfing [...]
>
>

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Wheels617
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
12-Oct(#322)
FS only or accepting trades?
@RobotVendingMachine


RobotVendingMachine wrote:
> Anyone interested in a HDMI and backup modded GameCube bundle? I will include Zelda
> Twilight Princess, Zelda Collector ed, Metroid Prime 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid Twin
> Snakes (Disc Only), RE 2 (disc only) and 4 and a Smash Bros. GameCube controller.
> This is the official one Nintendo put out for Smash 4. This system also has the GBA
> adapter and a backup copy of the GBA disc. I was think about 320.00 for the bundle.
>
>
>
RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#323)
Wheels617 wrote:
> FS only or accepting trades?
> @RobotVendingMachine
>
>
> RobotVendingMachine wrote:
>> Anyone interested in a HDMI and backup modded GameCube bundle? I will include
> Zelda
>> Twilight Princess, Zelda Collector ed, Metroid Prime 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid Twin
>> Snakes (Disc Only), RE 2 (disc only) and 4 and a Smash Bros. GameCube controller.
>> This is the official one Nintendo put out for Smash 4. This system also has the
> GBA
>> adapter and a backup copy of the GBA disc. I was think about 320.00 for the bundle.
>>
>>
>>
I might be willing to do partial trades.


DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews
12-Oct(#324)
Gypsy wrote:
>
> Price is gas. Also OBO, so you could maybe even get it for less.
>

"only used a few days for a few hours before another solution was chosen" Dude bought a Framemeister

Lunar
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12-Oct(#325)
50 has issues right?

Slim_Trigger
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12-Oct(#326)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Slim_Trigger wrote:
>> tonymack21 wrote:
> |>> Wheels617 wrote:
>> |>> I'll see if I have any other guides I don't really wanna keep around and shoot
> |>> you
>> |>> a list @tonymack21
> |>>
> |>> cool, its mostly rpgs but there are a few other ones, like tekken and soul calibur
> |>> type stuff.
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I got the hard cover bloodborne guide if that's of interest
>
> sadly not one of my needs :(
>
>
>

I'll put together a list of guides I have. I should really put them in the list.
tonymack21
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12-Oct(#327)
Slim_Trigger wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:

> |>> |>> a list @tonymack21

>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> I got the hard cover bloodborne guide if that's of interest
>>
>> sadly not one of my needs :(
>>
>>
>>
>
> I'll put together a list of guides I have. I should really put them in the list.

sounds good


Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
12-Oct(#328)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>>
>> Price is gas. Also OBO, so you could maybe even get it for less.
>>
>
> "only used a few days for a few hours before another solution was chosen" Dude bought
> a Framemeister
>
>

Based on their other listings maybe not. Solid chance they went with something more expensive and current like a higher end Lumagen.

ErickRPG
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12-Oct(#329)
Wow I guess it is a never ending upgraditis for some people. I am glad I'm totally satisfied with my DVDO and OSSC. At some point (and I went through this with my home theater system) it becomes a point of way too much money for diminishing returns.

RobotVendingMachine
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#330)
Welp, tried to pre-order a OSSC but they wouldn't accept my Discover card even though it has the Discover logo. Hopefully I can sell a few things before this batch sells out.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
12-Oct(#331)
What would a good price for a Neon Switch be CIB?

Should I include Cave Story+, Puyo Puyo Tetris, both or neither?

Is anyone... in the market? Enough to name their price?
Noid
Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#332)
Lunar
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12-Oct(#333)
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