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General Discussion / Re: Bring back games
« on: October 03, 2022, 08:06:45 AM »
Hey @mastermario Glad to see you!

Those game are LONG gone lol.  I mean... That was old forum and well before one of the upgrades that took away our customizations due to security issues.  Probably 2008-2009, I think. 

However, I can take a look to see if they're available these days.  I doubt it... flash games are somewhat a thing of the past.

Nintendo - Switch, 3DS, and Wii-U / Re: Replacement Joy-Con Thumbsticks
« on: October 01, 2022, 04:36:11 PM »
Great Links and topic @CreepinDeth   This is a big help.

We took advantage of the Nintendo program over the pandemic in 2020 to replace at least 2 pairs of Switch Joy-Cons.  The drift.... was ... awful.  Honestly, I couldn't figure out at the time what replacements would be good... so I opted on shipping the Joy-Cons to Nintendo and letting them deal with it.  It was free... and the process was actually very quick.

I think the program is done now.  So far, our Joy-Cons haven't redrifted ... and the new pairs I did buy hasn't started to drift (honestly shocked).   I have to tools to do this plus many other tasks with screws this size, so I will take advantage of what you posted once I need to replace them again.

Good post!

General Discussion / Re: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
« on: October 01, 2022, 04:30:30 PM »
The series has slowed down a bit... but episode 7 was very interesting.  We knew what was going to happen lol... easy to call IMO.

Anyone else still digging the series?

PC Rigs, Builds, and Peripheral Devices / Re: NVME SSDs Are Awesome!!
« on: September 29, 2022, 04:21:18 PM »
I've been using NVMe for awhile now between personal and business computers.  I started placing them in work desktops that we use as servers as well.  The performance is night and day.   If you go from SATA SSD to NVME SSD, you will still notice  a nice increase in performance... even more when transferring lots of files.  If you are going from any style magnetic disk to NVMe SSD... be prepared to be blown away. 

I agree with you... so glad they made these drives.    The amount of data being transferred and stored keeps increasing.  Applications are constantly using more and requiring better performance.  IE... 15 years ago... you could get away with 7200 RPM Magnetic drives and they were good.  You could tell a big difference in performance from 5400 to 7200 or 10k that supported SATA formats.  Even back then, you would be able to open an application fairly fast.  But not at today's standards.

One awesome benefit of Solid State drives... you could take your laptop meeting to meeting... desk to desk... and not have a performance decrease.  Even with the HDD (magnetic disk) Accelerometers and free-fall detection protections (mitigated the risk of the head hitting the platter)... you would STILL have degraded performance in 1 year in laptops (and desktops in certain scenarios).   

@CreepinDeth yeah... it looks very interesting.  I wish it had support for Steam Deck.  However,  I'm not sure how they would work out all the buttons.   I'm waiting on the price as well... but I might be tempted to pick up at the current price.

@Grindspine you should check this out.

Has anyone checked Starship Troopers: Terran Command out?   If so, what are your thoughts?  Ive 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. Im 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 / Re: Biomotor Unitron
« on: September 21, 2022, 12:24:20 PM »
still haven't, maybe soon?
lol... come on man!  What's up @targetrasp ?!  ;D

I'm excited for this.  It will be a novelty... but this should be fun!  I can't wait to try out the online multiplayer  ;D

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

I don't have Amazon so I guess I won't be seeing it anytime soon. From the previews that I saw the only thing that came to mind was "Game of Thrones" type thoughts. Lord of the Rings? I really didn't get the feel. Please tell me I am wrong.



Yeah... In my opinion, this is one not to miss.

General Discussion / Re: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
« on: September 12, 2022, 10:59:28 AM »
1 word..... Wongers!  ;D

So far... really great!  I hope they keep this 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!

Nintendo - Switch, 3DS, and Wii-U / Re: Biomotor Unitron
« on: August 22, 2022, 10:01:20 AM »
lol @retro junkie that's awesome.

@targetrasp - alright... did you try it?  What are your thoughts?

General Discussion / Re: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
« on: August 19, 2022, 04:36:16 PM »
Good post @retro junkie  - and we REALLY liked the episode  and series so far.  I think it was great, great call backs to previous movies (etc).  We will have to wait to see where this goes... but this is shaping up to be an awesome series.

The quality is also movie-esque.  It looks like they threw a budget and quality time at this one.

General Discussion / Re: Thor: Love and Thunder
« on: August 11, 2022, 11:14:34 PM »
@retro junkie lol I hear you.  Weve been on a movie kick, so we have been knocking them out.

@CreepinDeth - Did you make it?  ;D

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: "Fight'n Rage" Streets of Rage 2 Hack!!
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:59:38 PM »
LOL... that's interesting.  I see this more and more.  Have any companies ever gone after developers that do this?  Or is this not considered "bad" by gaming companies anymore?

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: Sega Genesis/Megadrive Mini 2!
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:57:02 PM »
If I created a pre-order for Amazon... would you all use it?   Technically... if you go to the product links, that works as well and helps the site.

I held off on other Mini consoles... I really wanted the Turbo Grafx Mini... but I just don't have a lot of time right now.   These are stupid tempting to buy though.

General Discussion / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:54:24 PM »
Started.......watched the first episode.

@Grindspine Star Wars Rebels led up to Rogue One?  Rogue One was part of the story before Episode 4... so that was between Episode 3 and Rogue 1?  or did Rebels start sometime before Episode 3?  Sometimes the timeline of Ahsoka doesn't make sense (or is hard to keep straight) between all the series and then Mandalorian and the Book of Boba Fett.

The Bad Batch was awesome... really dug that series.

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 / Re: Obi-Wan
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:37:38 PM »
yeah @targetrasp  I see that too.  The only problem with that now... is that EVERYONE poo poo's on EVERYTHING.  It's almost as if the majority are negative about anything.. and it's not done right.   Part of the problem today is that everyone has tapped in a formula of some sort... and many things are not done outside that formula.   Shoes, Cars, and many other products and industries no longer take a chance and follow a formula.  I can't blame others for doing this ... as it's a risk to stray from a formula.

General Discussion / Re: Plasma Died... and Welcome LG C1 OLED
« on: August 10, 2022, 09:01:51 AM »
Sad to hear this. I know when my CRT gave out it was a sad day. Retro gaming has not been the same since. I really miss scan lines.
As dumb as it sounds, I've been through a lot with that TV in place lol.  Lots of great gaming and times as well.   

@Grindspine and I had a ton of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 hours.  @SpartanEvolved and @mastermario had a ton of gaming time as well.   I've also played a ton remotely with others lol  ;D

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 / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: July 26, 2022, 02:55:16 PM »
@Grindspine  --> I'll check that out.

General Discussion / Re: Thor: Love and Thunder
« on: July 26, 2022, 02:52:45 PM »
No one saw this?

General Discussion / Re: Ms. Marvel Show (Disney+)
« on: July 26, 2022, 02:52:31 PM »
I do understand the Hallmark feeling for sure. It's basically a formula for low budget rom-coms. However, I'm still not sure what a Disney movie feels like. I grew up with the Disney renaissance of the '90's with Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, etc and then with Pixar. I also watched a lot of Disney channel with my niece and nephew when I babysat them in the '00's. The last decade I haven't seen much of.

I don't get any of that "Disney" feeling when I watch any MCU product though, which is why I'm genuinely curious what it all means.
I believe many of those new shows are on Disney +.  They are DEFINITELY a different formula the later you go.  In many cases, faster and more add in topic and action (not necessarily stating as a negative)... which is hard to imagine.

Also, as far as I know, I don't think the announced they are renewing Ms. Marvel.  Hopefully a season 2 will be coming.  I definintely liked the series.    It was interesting how the attempted to tell the Indian Partition as well, but honestly... I know next to nothing on that topic.

@CreepinDeth --> Maybe a Comic-Con topic is necessary  ;D

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 / Re: Ms. Marvel Show (Disney+)
« on: June 27, 2022, 05:27:16 PM »
@CreepinDeth I agree.  I think Feige has done a pretty good job so far... great for the most part.  I can see why some have issues with it... and why others do not.  I personally have enjoyed almost every minute of it outside a few things. 

Part of me also wonders if Disney is changing the narrative.  I know progression happens over time.  The vision appears to have changed over time as well... even with the world's vision changing and different events that happened.  Maybe it's just the difference between Marvel itself and Marvel in Disney.

Honestly, I find the Sam Raimi Spider-man high school scenes way more cringey than this
So true.  Andrew and Toby BOTH had major cringe worthy scenes.  They sort of dealt with that during Spider-Man: No Way Home lol.  ;D

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