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General Discussion / Happy Birthday Snatcher_L
March 21, 2023, 08:06:06 PM
@Snatcher_L --> Happy Birthday!  And a good one to ya!  Hope to see you around soon  :great:

If you get the gift of gaming, please post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Birthday Helskyth!
March 21, 2023, 07:53:20 PM
IT's late... my bad... crazy month.  I hope you enjoy(ed) your digital cake.

ANNNDDDD... if you received the gift of gaming, post up your spoils!
General Discussion / Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
March 21, 2023, 07:48:57 PM
Alright... has anyone been watching?  So far, this season started out great. I think we are at episode 3 now.  Good story, always aweome... I Want more.

Who's watching? thoughts, comments, post it up!
Dariusburst: Another Chronicle Ex+ - PlayStation 4 -

On sale. 11% off... not a ton, but it's a shooter I have on my list.
My Steam Deck sat uncharged for a few weeks.  I charged it and turned it back on.  I know this worked a few weeks ago.

Once my Steam Deck finished charged, I turned it on. The screen was of normal resolution.  Oddly enough, I started using it, and the screen zoomed out as if it was a much larger resolution where everything on-screen was very small. 

I then tried to message someone, and the on-screen keyboard didn't come up until I close chat. However, I cannot message anyone. No matter what I do, the chat screen comes up, but the on-screen keyboard doesn't show up and I can't get it to show up.

I've ensured all updates were performed, restarted the Deck, shut it down... etc. no dice.

Has anyone else run into this?  It's quite frustrating. 

General Discussion / Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
February 26, 2023, 08:36:04 AM
I was pumped when they announced Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.  It's now out, we saw it, and it was spectacular.

In my opinion, the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was a heavy hitter and one of Marvel's strongest movies in awhile.  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was a strong showing, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was well done, Spider-Man: No Way Home was massive, and let's not forget several of the Disney+ Series as well as other strong titles such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

It's hard for me to say it's better than all the others, so I will refrain from that.  However, it's an amazing movie.    No Spoilers on this round as well  ;D

Who has seen this movie?  what are your thoughts?  Post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Birthday SpartanEvolved!
February 26, 2023, 08:05:15 AM
Happy Birthday @SpartanEvolved !  I hope you have an awesome birthday.  Enjoy your digital cake!

And .. while your digital distro'd games are not near as exciting as @retro junkie 's, if you get the gift of gaming, POST IT UP!   :happydance:
General Discussion / Happy Birthday Retrojunkie!
February 22, 2023, 08:52:25 AM
Happy Birthday @retro junkie .  I hope it's a great one!  Also... enjoy your digital cake.  And also also.. I know you get some of the best birthday swag.  Don't forget to post up your birthday spoils  ;D  :happydance:
Cloud Gaming / Google Stadia - Dead
February 12, 2023, 09:30:11 AM
I missed this in December 2022... and then the subsequent returns Google provided in January 2023.   It looks like Google Stadia is dead.

DO you think this a Cloud Gaming trend?  more to come?  Or is this Just Google bowing out of a market segment?

Comments, thoughts?  Post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Birthday - Mastermario
February 11, 2023, 11:14:06 AM
Happy birthday @mastermario !   I hope it's a great one.  Enjoy your digital cake. It's awesome to have you here... we need to see more of you.

Annnddd if you received the gift of gaming, post up your spoils!

General Discussion / Calendar Missing Events
January 22, 2023, 04:32:33 PM
Not sure why, but after the upgrade, only @Helskyth 's birthday exists.  Looks like everyone else's are gone... or are not displayed... OR something else happened in the upgrade.   I still this set on many profiles... but calendar wise, I'm not seeing them (if you did want them displayed).  Checking into if there's a new permission (Etc).

Just a heads up, as that will impact emails and topics - IF YOU WANTED that information displayed.  If you wanted it hidden,  no problem as well.
General Discussion / Bad Batch Season 2 - Disney+
January 17, 2023, 11:22:47 AM
It looks like we didn't have a Bad Batch season 1 topic... however, Season 2 has started.  I couldn't wait for this to start again. Season 1 of the Bad Batch was awesome.  Bad Batch Season 2 has been awesome so far.  Great Story... great animation... and the characters and stories are awesome.

Who is watching?? 

Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up!
General Discussion / Happy New Year Everyone!
December 31, 2022, 12:59:18 PM
A little early... but Happy New Year Everyone!

How is it 2023 already?  Crazy stuff... Have a wonderful and safe time!
General Discussion / Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
December 31, 2022, 12:45:08 PM
We saw Black Panther: Wakanda Forever last night... almost forgot it was in theaters with the busy schedule we had over the last 2 months.  The trailers DID NOT do this movie justice.  It did not look like it was going to be good.. however, that's FAR from reality for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

This movie started off with an AWESOME tribute to Chadwick Boseman.  Truly spectacular.  The movie was great, action and flow were better than the original Black Panther IMO... but without Chadwick Boseman... which was hard to see Black Panther without him.

Has anyone else checked this movie out? Comments, Thoughts... Post it up!
Forum upgrades are now finished.  There are some new features... and a little bit of an upgraded look.

Please let me know your thoughts. There are likes on posts now... as well as posting images in the forum with drag and drop under "attachments and other options." 

So far, the dark theme had to be removed... and I'm still fixing some of the images.  If you see missing images or anything else, please let me know as well.  This was a disruptive upgrade.  More features will be coming soon.
On a shmup kick today. For those that dig cotton - ps4 ... 50% off right now
I love my shmups and dig them more on discount. This is for Dariusburst: Another Chronicle Ex+ - PlayStation 4

The Switch version on the same link is a bit cheaper.

If you partake, post it up!
Gaming / Movie / Media Deals / G Darius - ps4
December 29, 2022, 08:43:05 AM
I noticed G Darius PS4 was on discount:

Remember - amazon links support this site and help offset hosting costs.
General Discussion / test new topic
December 28, 2022, 04:27:31 PM
General Discussion / Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!
December 24, 2022, 01:09:16 PM
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays from Chickendinnergaming!  Thank you for being a part of this community!

I hope you are able to find peace, health, and happiness during the season... AND that all is well for you and yours.
I've been playing Minecraft Dungeons with my son over the last year... and have just platinum trophied the original game.  Minecraft Dungeons is a pretty fun game.  I will post up another topic in regard to it in the near future.

This is platinum trophy #8... on the limited gaming time I've had over the last few years.
General Discussion / Mysterious Benedict Society - D+
December 16, 2022, 09:10:29 AM
We happened to stumble onto this show on Disney+.  It's about a band of special kids solving a problem in somewhat of an intellectual way.  In Season 1, they have to face an "emergency."  It is interesting as there are tie-ins with how the world seems to be during the pandemic and even "post" pandemic (not in pandemic / disease topics).

While it is a younger show, we thought it was well written and acted.   Has anyone else checked this out?
General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2022, 12:53:32 PM
Hey Everyone - Happy Thanksgiving - Early. 

I hope it's a wonderful holiday for you and yours.

IF you haven't been to the forums and Discord in awhile, please drop by and say hi! 

What are your favorite games to play on the Steam Deck?  In some cases, I find there's a vast library... and then I also see many titles aren't supported or require external software.   I have about 10-12 games that I WANT to play on it... with options for about 10% of my library... many more if I put time into the compatibility.

@SpartanEvolved @CreepinDeth @MegaDrive20XX @Snatcher_L

Thoughts, comments, Post it up!
In the past, I haven't been the biggest Atari fan.  I did like the Jaguar and Lynx.   However, this looks like a cool steel book Switch collection.
Atari 50: Steelbook Edition - Nintendo Switch

It's $50 at this time.

Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up. 
General Discussion / Upgrading forums
November 11, 2022, 11:43:20 AM
Just a heads up... in the next couple weeks, I will upgrade the forums to the newest version.  This is a new version, so some stuff will be added and there will be  changes in terms of some functions.

If there are questions, please let me know. The theme(s) should be the same for now, but could also look slightly different. 

Additional functions  that will be there, you will now be able to insert images directly in posts. 

Also -

  • A new WYSIWYG editor SCEditor.
  • HTML5 attachment uploading (including
  • drag and drop)
  • Drafts.
  • Likes.
  • Mentions.
  • Alerts for new likes, mentions, private messages, etc.
  • Event times and time zones in the Calendar.
  • Time zone selection; manual hourly offsets are a thing of the past
@targetrasp - lol  ;D

For those interested, decent deal on the Top Gun Maverick steel book:

I partook in this one.
General Discussion / Cool Lego Sets - Some on Sale
November 05, 2022, 12:46:07 PM
Every once in awhile... it's cool to browse Lego sets.   I'll create a thread here and there on some of these sets.   Check out the following sets... they're pretty cool:

LEGO Super Mario Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block 71395 Building Set

LEGO Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama 75330 Building Set

LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster 21329 Building Set
@Grindspine lol

Just a few ... thought they were cool.  Getting  to that time of the year, maybe some gift ideas.   Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up!

General Discussion / Happy Halloween - Early
October 30, 2022, 09:45:30 AM
Happy Halloween everyone... anyone have plans?

Also, Check out @Grindspine Halloween Jokes thread here for more Halloween fun.
Has anyone checked Starship Troopers: Terran Command out?   If so, what are your thoughts?  I've wanted a game like this ever since all the StarCraft mods / levels were created. I even created a couple at one point. 

Starship Troopers: Terran Command - Steam

It looks interesting. I'm thinking about picking it up.  It also does not have Steam Deck support at this time.

Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up!
Has anyone bought this yet?  I bought it and haven't cracked it open yet.   I love Splatoon 1 and 2... great games... and they're super fun.  It's a bit surprising to see a 3rd Splatoon released.  However, it is welcome.

Link to game - Also pre-order link:
Splatoon 3 - Nintendo Switch - Amazon

Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up
We have been extremely busy with personal family events over the last 3-4 weeks.  It's been hard keeping up on everything with all the things that happened.  We knew the new Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series was on Amazon and have been eagerly awaiting for it's launch.  I think the 1st previews came out back in February if I'm correct... and we have been waiting since that time.

The series does not disappoint.  The filming is great, acting has been great... outfits, props, scenery.... all top notch.  It is highly recommended!   Who is watching this series?

There also appears to be a lot of drama out there from a small faction of fans.  I'm not going into all the drama right now, but it's fairly unwarranted.

Thoughts, Comments... Post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Belated birthday Grindspine
August 10, 2022, 07:40:20 PM
@Grindspine --> Happy belated birthday.  I already wish you a happy birthday, but missed your topic.

If you received the gift of gaming, post it up!
General Discussion / Nope - the movie
August 10, 2022, 08:40:27 AM
Did anyone have a chance to see the movie Nope?   We heard it was a bit different and checked it out in the theaters.  The overall movie was decent... the concept was pretty cool.   It was more sci-fi than horror (which is good in my opinion)... but they may have overdone it a bit on the violence demonstrating how predators attack.  It does lead into proving a point (or trying to prove a point).

The concept they use for Aliens is a very interesting take.  A lot of the movie is slow going... but that's ok by me.

Has anyone else seen this movie?  Do you want to see it and are waiting for it to become a rental?  It's not mind blowing, but it's definitely cool to see a different take on a topic. 

Thoughts? Comments?  post it up!
We started watching this awhile back due to @Grindspine recommendation.  We watched the animated movie... then started into the series.  It started a bit rough  but is smoother in Season 2.  We are about half way through Season 2.

Not sure why, I just never gave Star Wars: The Clone Wars the time of day ... partly I didn't have time to check it out either.  But going back into it, it's a pretty good view.   Will be adding this to the binge watching topic!

What are your thoughts on the series?  I'm sure most of everyone has finished the series by now.  Post it up!
General Discussion / Thor: Love and Thunder
July 11, 2022, 12:57:59 PM
The next awaited Thor movie released last Friday.   Thor: Love and Thunder... did anyone have a chance to check this out?

I'm glad they brought back Natalie Portman ... and I won't spoil how in case you have totally avoided all spoiler containing trailers.   They bring back some of the same elements from Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok.  I will say... some of those elements they did better in Ragnarok for sure.

The movie, overall, was an enjoyment to watch.  There are definitely some disjointed parts of the movie and it jumped around more than Ragnarok as well.  I am being vague on purpose and will fill in those thoughts more as more of you see the movie.

Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up!
General Discussion / Top Gun: Maverick
July 11, 2022, 12:50:48 PM
Has anyone seen Top Gun: Maverick?   We saw it about a week ago... it was pretty cool IMO.  It wasn't the best, but the flight scenes, like before, were really cool.  The story was alright... I won't throw any spoilers yet.  It definitely played homage to the original Top Gun.  It's also pretty cool they included Val Kilmer.  I didn't realize how rough it has been for him.

Comments, thoughts?  Post it up!
Super Sad face... my old 50PK750 LG Plasma died.  Super Sad face.  IT had pretty awesome colors and motion.  Over the last year and a half, there was an issue with a 2 inch vertical strip in the middle of the tv.  It finally kicked the curb.  I tried a few things to troubleshoot it, but couldn't find an easy solution.

So... I gave up the tv and moved to an LG C1 OLED 48"... at a really great price I might add.  I wanted a slightly smaller screen for FPS games.  For some reason, the 50" was a bit hard to keep track of motion edge-to-edge.  I will say, this TV is pretty cool.   However, I happened to notice the OLED stutter.  I turned on trumotion and worked with the settings, but it's still slightly noticeable.   I still really like the tv... it really does have a wonderful looking screen.   @SpartanEvolved mentioned it... and it's a great buy.

I really wasn't ready to give up the plasma yet.  @targetrasp and I were talking about this happening... and dangit... it happened.   The old tv still had component (etc)... for some of the old consoles. I don't think any new tvs have that anymore.  Time to move on though!
I saw this and thought it was pretty cool.  I think @Grindspine @Mai Valentine and @Kinikko all were playing this game.  Maybe @targetrasp as well.  Lego sure brings out some cool items... and the Lego Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck looks pretty cool.

LEGO Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck 76989 -

Who said Lego's were just for kids?!

Thoughts on this set?  Any other Lego sets you have seen lately you really dig?  POst it up!
Has anyone played the original Advanced Wars games?  I used to play these a lot... they were a lot of fun.  Looks like they're re-issuing them for the Nintendo Switch.  They were originally released on the Game Boy Advanced.  There was another game, Advanced Wars Dual Strike, released on the Nintendo DS.

Pre-Order Amazon Link:
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - Nintendo Switch -

I'm thinking of pre-ordering this game... though the backlog is massive.   Anyone else?

Thoughts, comments?  Post it up!
General Discussion / Obi-Wan
May 29, 2022, 11:56:57 AM
Obi-Wan just started on Disney+ last Friday.  I was SUPER pumped for this this series.  (still am super pumped!)  The quality of the show really appears movie-like.  Many times you can tell it's a series.  You can see this in the outfits, acting quality...etc.   Obi-Wan is of pretty high quality all around... with the exception of 1 overacting person, but I'll address that in future posts.  I want to see where they are taking the mentioned character.

The 1st 2 episodes are out.  Have you seen them? What are you thoughts?  Post it up!
General Discussion / Designated Survivor
May 13, 2022, 10:30:55 AM
We started binging Designated Survivor... and I'm glad I waited until we dug into the 3rd season to post this.

Man... season 1 and 2 was really really good.   Dare I say 24-ish, it had great feel, dialogue, story...etc.   I highly suggest watching season 1 and 2.  Then rolls in season 3.  We were so pumped to watch it.  They decided to add cussing, other mature content, and literally trashed the show with bad writing and pieces that we pushed and out of place.  I get cussing and certain content... but when it's done in such an awkward forced fashion... it's really immature and that's exactly what the show did.  It was like an immature writer picked up the story (at Netflix) and  started painting their narrative into an already well done show. 

A couple examples that did it right --> the Big Short, Hitman's Body Guard.  There are many other great examples.  Season 3... flubbed so hard for us.. we stopped watching it.  This is super disappointing as we were all in to season 1 and 2.

If you try it and like season 3, I'm glad you found something you like.  I cannot recommend the show anymore  though... except season 1 and 2 were extremely well done.

Have you seen Designated Survivor?  What did you think?
We saw this last weekend.   What in the world did I just watch?! lol  ;D  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness... in my opinion, was a great movie!  It was a borderline horror flick as well.  There were very cool cameos... which I think will lead to new and awesome character involvement!

I'm not going to throw spoilers out there quite yet.  But has anyone else seen this movie?  What did you think?
It looks like the prices of the Neo Geo Mini have come down... nearly 50% in some cases.   We had many discussions on the Neo Geo Mini.  Fast forward to today, is it worth picking up?  Especially at the lower prices.

Also, Do you think they will be collectors items in the future like the Neo Geo X?

Thoughts? Comments? Post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Birthday, Aya-kun
April 09, 2022, 12:27:41 PM
@Aya-Kun  -->  Happy Birthday!  We hope it's a good one!  Enjoy your digital cake.  IF you receive the gift of gaming, post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Birthday, Helskyth!
March 01, 2022, 04:35:32 PM
Happy Birthday @Helskyth !  I hope it's a good one.  If you get the gift of gaming, post it up!  Also, enjoy your digital cake.
General Discussion / Binge-Watching Shows - 2022 edition
February 27, 2022, 11:35:00 AM
Last time we did this was back in 2020 -- BINGE-WATCHING SHOWS DURING THE CORONA-POCALYPE.  Time to roll up to the 2022 Show binging. 

What are you currently binging?  what have you missed that you want to binge?  What do you want to binge again?  Add some details!

Post it up!
General Discussion / Happy Birthday SpartanEvolved
February 26, 2022, 08:19:29 AM
Happy Birthday @SpartanEvolved  --> I hope it's an awesome birthday!   Enjoy your digital cake.

AND.... as always, if you get the gift of gaming, post it up and share with everyone.
PC Rigs, Builds, and Peripheral Devices / Rocky Linux
February 22, 2022, 11:21:28 AM
Has any one slammed through Rocky Linux yet?  Many of the CentOS team went over to Rocky Linux after CentOS went to their new Stream model.  I'm a long fan of CentOS... and have used many other Linux variants.  I have not checked it out yet... but looking into it.

Check Rocky Linux out:
Rocky Linux

What are your thoughts?  Going to give it a try?  Post it up!

Inflation, higher prices, house market, stock market, cars, computers, guitars... the collectors market.  Are we in Bubbles all around?  Are these prices here to stay? 

At the beginning of the pandemic, there were embargos on wood, chip shortages progressed with demand and reduced supply, and there were very strange market dynamics in play.   Almost 2 years later, it's worse... car lots are empty, guitar prices are up $1400 on many USA made guitars (some Korean made are $1800 now), and food prices are up as well.  Do you think prices will come back down?  Why or why not?

Start the conversation... post it up!