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Has anyone checked Starship Troopers: Terran Command out?   If so, what are your thoughts?  Iíve 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. Iím thinking about picking it up.  It also does not have Steam Deck support at this time.

Thoughts? Comments?  Post it up!

Nintendo - Switch, 3DS, and Wii-U / Splatoon 3 - Nintendo Switch
« on: September 13, 2022, 02:04:40 PM »
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

General Discussion / Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Amazon Series
« on: September 10, 2022, 09:26:44 AM »
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
« on: 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
« on: 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!

General Discussion / Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series
« on: July 27, 2022, 09:14:06 AM »
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
« on: 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
« on: 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!

General Discussion / Plasma Died... and Welcome LG C1 OLED
« on: July 05, 2022, 10:56:55 AM »
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!

General Discussion / LEGO Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck 76989
« on: June 01, 2022, 09:47:22 AM »
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
« on: 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
« on: 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?

General Discussion / Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
« on: May 13, 2022, 09:57:04 AM »
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?

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Price Drop on the Neo Geo Mini?
« on: May 05, 2022, 04:20:44 PM »
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
« on: 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!
« on: 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
« on: 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
« on: 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
« on: 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!

General Discussion / Ridiculous Prices - Are They Here to Stay?
« on: February 21, 2022, 10:04:55 PM »
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!

General Discussion / Happy Birthday Retro Junkie!
« on: February 21, 2022, 09:49:36 PM »
@retro junkie  Happy Birthday!  woot woot.  I hope you enjoy it... albeit a tad early... and enjoy your digital cake!

Of course.. we know you're going to get mad gaming loot.  Please make sure to post it up and to make everyone drool.

General Discussion / Space Force
« on: February 21, 2022, 09:47:33 PM »
Alright... who's checking this out?  It really started off slow... but there's some hilarious parts of the show.  There are several dry parts as well.

My favorite part so far is when they're trying to fix a satellite and their Microsoft Windows machine starts updating lol...  ;D  Malkovich is like "F!@#!@# MICROSOFT" several times.   I cannot tell you how many times at work that an "office update" rebooted my computer without warning.   :o >:(

Thoughts, comments?!  Post it up!

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Atari Lynx - Has anyone recently picked on up?
« on: February 17, 2022, 02:53:32 PM »
It's been a fairly long time since I touched my Atari Lynx.   I saw something today that made me think of WarBirds and some of the old Atari Lynx gaming from awhile back.  Gates of Zendocon was one of my favorite titles.   However, it may not have aged well.  We might need a Gates of Zendocon topic at some point in the near future.

Has anyone recently picked up an Atari Lynx?  IF so... what did you play?  post it up!

The OLED Switch has been out for a little while now.  It has followed the "difficult to procure" suit with all the other consoles out there.  I was able to pick one up in November 2021... but honestly, I haven't been able to put much time into it.

The screen looks pretty frickin nice though.  IMO, it's a decent upgrade from the original switch.  Is it enough of an upgrade to replace your older switch... or maybe launch switch from 4-5 years ago?  That depends on you and how important the screen and a couple other upgrades (IE the stand) are to you.  I do like the screen upgrade... Metroid Dread looks REALLY good on the OLED.

What are your thoughts and comments? Post it up.

Have you picked up your switch lately?  If so, what have you been playing?

I've been heads down on several projects lately... but I started playing Tetris 99 again.  I also played a bit of Super Mario Party... for which I have neglected to create a topic on that game.   It is a very fun Mario Party... for those that haven't played it yet.

Post it up!

General Discussion / Agents of Shield
« on: February 12, 2022, 12:19:36 PM »
We recently started watching Agents of Shield.  I'm not sure how I missed this (7 seasons?!) the 1st time around... but it is well done.   It's like a combination of Marvel and 24 in many respects.  The story of Agent Coulson is pretty awesome... and at this point, I think it's say to assume spoilers are ok.

We are about ready to turn to season 2... and the show so far has been great.  They need to figure out a way to resurrect this show.  Make a deal Disney... get it done.  Don't be stupid.

Last... I am also confused whether Agents of Shield are considered canon or not.  There's TONS of material and major tie-ins to the movies that ... would only make sense that the show would be canon.  Like Agent Carter, there seems to be more confusion and statements on whether both are canon or not.

General Discussion / Happy Birthday MasterMario!
« on: February 10, 2022, 07:30:15 AM »
@mastermario  --> Happy Birthday!  I hope it's an awesome day.  Enjoy your digital cake  ;D

Don't Forget, IF you get the gift of gaming, post up your loot!

Retro Gaming and Hardware / The Wii's Blue Light
« on: January 30, 2022, 04:02:23 PM »
Does anyone remember back when the Wii was new, the blue light would always light up when there was an update...etc.   At night, the light would light up... you knew you had a message, an update, or something else.  Many times, it ended up being a new message.  For some reason, I thought about this today and it was ringing in my head.

It's also been awhile since we had a retro post  ;D

General Discussion / Spider-Man: No Way Home
« on: January 08, 2022, 01:52:49 PM »
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters... and has been for a bit.  I will say, it was a bit uncomfortable going during the surge.  We probably won't go back to the theater until it dies down a bit more.  However, this movie was really really good.  The characters they bring back (won't spoil for now)... the story... it was all very well done.   It also ties into some of the D+ series very well.  There were some parts that should/could have been expanded... but over all, I think they did a great job.  It also looks like Tom Holland will be back for a 4th movie... and this movie crushed the box office.

Has anyone else seen it?  What are your thoughts?   post it up!

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