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I played Andro Dunos on the Neo Geo.  I just ran across this on Amazon:

Andro Dunos 2 - Nintendo Switch

Has anyone else looked into this game?  If so, what are your thoughts.  It was never my favorite, but I'm a shmup addict. 

Thoughts, comments... post it up!
General Discussion / Site Issues
Last post by BLUEVOODU - May 29, 2023, 05:25:32 PM
Just a heads up, the host is having issues with their upstream network provider. You may run into issues using and viewing the site.

Hopefully they'll be mitigated soon.
Dead Man's Draw is not a new title... but I have played it for years now.

It's a simple pirate themed card game that changes based on traits equipped by the computer opponent and yourself.  It has pretty good action sounds and addictive music.   It's not a super complicated card game.  I've enjoyed playing it quite a bit over the years.

Have any of you played Dead Man's Draw?

Thoughts, comments? Post it up!
This topic has been really tempting me to get one. I actually needed a new budget laptop for work purposes and unfortunately need Windows for VPN software. Settled for an Acer Aspire 5.

I plan to kind of treat it as a chromebook. Do everything through the Google Suite and leave the internal storage clear of files as much as I can. I love Google Sheets. It's gotten to the point that Microsoft Excel (although much more powerful) feels bloated to me.

@retro junkie Let us know how the Wacom works. Would be good to see a cheaper alternative to an iPad/iPad Pro.
There is definitely a big difference in the performance of the ASUS over the Lenovo. The ASUS has an Intel Celeron 64bit CPU vs the Arm8.2 32bit Lenovo CPU.
I can see the ASUS as a business Chromebook and the Lenovo for the classroom. Just the styling and build alone gives me those feels.
I really like and enjoy the Google Office suite. I was working on some spread sheets today and it seemed, to me, to be more user friendly than Microsoft Office.
My Chromebook Journey
There is definitely a learning curve in using a Chromebook, and I am still learning.

I guess I have committed myself to the ChromeOS ecosystem. I found this refurbished ASUS 17.3" Chromebook on eBay, the ASUS Chromebook CX1700CKA-DH44. The seller has a bunch of them, still selling them too. They are manufacturer refurbished with a 2 year warranty. I looked it up and found out that this model was released last year, and it is supported until June 2030. At $99 with free shipping & handling, I couldn't resist. This is a good deal. I received mine today. You might as well say they are brand new condition.
One big plus is that I have a drawing tablet, ONE by Wacom, that works with the ChromeOS. I even was able to install Krita the drawing program that I use.
I helped my Wife to set-up the Lenovo Chromebook today for her to use. I need this ASUS 17.3" screen. The size of the built-in eMMc hard drive is really irrelevant when you can simply add whatever you want with a flash-drive, SD, or an external SSD. Which at some point I will do. It will be fairly inexpensive to just add a 256g micro-SD to the ASUS, which has a 64g eMMC.

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General Discussion / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Vo...
Last post by retro junkie - May 24, 2023, 03:37:36 PM
I haven't yet. It is on my "to do" list.

We still do not have a local theatre.

DIsney+ will need to put it up for viewing.
General Discussion / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Vo...
Last post by BLUEVOODU - May 24, 2023, 12:26:22 PM
No one else saw this?

It's crazy to think The original Guardians of the Galaxy was released in 2014... time sure went fast.  I remember watching the original like it was yesterday and we went with the original movie crew (now everyone has moved away). lol... man  time sure goes fast
@Grindspine @mastermario @SpartanEvolved (et all).
General Discussion / Re: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quan...
Last post by BLUEVOODU - May 24, 2023, 12:24:22 PM
I really like the movie.  The Darren part was sort-of weird... it was funny... but it was a bit weird. I agree with what you thought... I sort-of thought the same things.  At the same time, I wasn't sure where they were going with the movie.

There were a few other parts I thought didn't make a lot of sense... but I figured that followed along with the Quantum Realm being an odd place.

Implications are massive for sure....

General Discussion / Re: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quan...
Last post by CreepinDeth - May 21, 2023, 06:38:38 PM
Finally saw it this weekend. Overall, on its' own, it felt like the worst of the Ant-Man trilogy but the implications for the MCU are MASSIVE! Definitely required viewing just because of that. And just to be clear, I don't think it's a horrible movie, just a little weak. I think the dialogue was a little rough and a lot of it fell flat for me but it still had some really good moments.

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It subverted my expectations. I fully thought Cassie was going to take over the movie but they kept her as the young hero still learning and accepting that, which was nice. I also hope other movies touch on Kang's origin and powers. The movie did a great job showing how powerful he is but not really explaining why (or what) he is.