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I'm excited for any new Zelda. Bring it on

Bring back Tobes!

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: The Retro Console to HDMI Problem
« on: August 18, 2019, 11:17:59 PM »
I've gotta do something like this... my receiver upscales just fine but the lag makes most things unplayable. I've had to make due with mini consoles or emulation but it doesn't feel right.

Too girly for my tastes...

 My daughter love them, but she's on the xbone bandwagon this console generation

Update - So that was a pretty snap judgment, the red camo isn't bad in a Darth Maul kinda way!

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:59:34 PM »
ducktales 1-2, chip and dale Rescue rangers 1 -2, tale spin, and darkwing duck.

it scratches that NES era side-scroller itch

not without a game genie was I ever able to beat the first Metroid, well actually any Metroid. I never gave it its due because it tough as nails without practice and patience... an hour is truly commendable.

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: August 18, 2019, 05:50:50 PM »
I picked up the Disney afternoon collection and Aerea during the last playstation store sale pretty cheap... Great games, infuriating at times but fun.

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: Turbo Grafx-16 Mini Pre-Order
« on: August 11, 2019, 10:15:44 PM »
This game had a great soundtrack, especially during the intro to the game. From what I remember the game was pretty tough. It wasn't usually the bullets or lasers that got you, it was trying to squeeze between enemies or parts of the stage. The boss fight always had a trick but were pretty tricky too. Some of the bosses had lasers that would curve or do a hard 90 right at you, others made you squeeze in spots about the size of your ship to shoot their weakness.

That'd be a great game to include

General Discussion / Re: GameStop Going Down?
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:51:02 PM »
The hot topic look is GameStop trying to remain relevant. I think the collectibles have helped slow the bleeding but its not been enough. In the last year their stock price has plummeted and they've just recently stopped paying dividends. They also just trimmed a lot of district manager / HR type jobs. I think they've even tried putting themselves up for sale at some point. The company is in some serious trouble.

I have to give GameStop credit for trying to stay a float. They've tried different things to diversify while still serving their niche audience. Comic books, apparel, collectible, board games, etc. I really enjoyed spending points on comic books and getting exclusive editions (which they've since stopped). There was even a higher tier in their loyalty program that really helped rack up the points, which has also been discontinued.

If the console makers would throw them a bone (multi-generational backwards compatible system) and / or better exclusives (so far the best I've seen is the 3ds One Piece game and the Ghostbusters game for the ps4 and xbone) they'd be in better shape but there's no incentive for Sony, MS, et. al. to keep GameStop around. GameStop also missed the boat on digital and are now having to play catch-up (which they won't be able to).

I think their next effort is going to be similar to how places like shopping malls and movie theaters are trying to stay solvent... They're talking about making the store visit more of an experience. I'm sure they're looking at playing games in nice chairs on big screens, possibly hosting competitions, but their current stores have a really small footprint. That kind of stuff takes up tons of retail space. I'm not sure how they'll produce something significant enough with the size of most of their current stores.

I still use GameStop, but not nearly as much. It's gone from hundreds in line for a copy of Halo 2 at a midnight release to a couple dozen picking up only the most sought after release (just after store closing at 9pm), and that's pretty rare. Amazon delivers the newest game to my door and I don't have to get out of my pajamas... Amazon is a wrecking ball when it comes to brick and mortar stores and I don't know that GameStop has the juice to survive. 

I will be...

Neither game is one I'd pay much for but they both should be barrels of fun, especially Sniper 4..

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: Turbo Grafx-16 Mini Pre-Order
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:23:21 PM »
I didn't realize splatterhouse was even on the tg… nice add

General Discussion / Re: Favorite 80's Toy / Cartoon
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:13:34 PM »
micromachines were pretty cool. I do wish they had the star wars micromachines when I was growing up though

Its not even crossed my mind since I last posted, so many games so little time

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: Borrowed meme for PS2
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:02:16 AM »
It's one of my favorites!

@BLUEVOODU are you talking when the game first came out, that's almost 20 years ago...

I haven't finished a JRPG since Chrono Trigger was rereleased on the DS. Its about time.

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: Turbo Grafx-16 Mini Pre-Order
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:53:53 PM »
mine's been ordered. got crash n' sane trilogy and kingdom hearts 3 while I was at it.

Retro Gaming and Hardware / Re: TurboGrafx 16 mini
« on: July 14, 2019, 05:51:40 PM »
preordering tomorrow - it has my three favorite tg16 games blazing lasers, soldier blade, and military madness.

General Discussion / Re: Spider-Man: Far From Home
« on: July 14, 2019, 05:45:30 PM »
I may take the kids to it sometime this next week, that is if my daughter can stay out of trouble!

General Discussion / Re: Frog Leap Studios
« on: July 14, 2019, 05:44:11 PM »
the song after Africa was worth listening to Africa for...

@BLUEVOODU you too?

the 30 something at game stop about swallowed her gum when I told her i'd never finished a mana game.

General Discussion / Re: Frog Leap Studios
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:42:53 PM »
his baby shark is the best!

Nintendo - Switch, 3DS, and Wii-U / Re: Booklets and 3DS games
« on: July 10, 2019, 12:16:46 AM »
Found it. Lunar Silver Star on Sega Cd. @ 13:00

Spoiler: ShowHide

the youtube title shows a dirty word so I hid it with the spoiler feature

I got it during the steam summer sale, haven't fired it up yet but it's in the queue

General Discussion / Re: Amazon Prime Day - Starts July 15, 2019
« on: July 10, 2019, 12:10:21 AM »
It's usually pretty good for gifts. If it lines up with something I want or need i'll jump in but usually just buy a lot of crap to put up for birthdays and Christmas.

Announcements and FAQs / Re: Dark Theme Added
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:20:05 AM »
Sunrise looks a little better and a little cleaner BUT I'm so used to vVide it's disorienting.

Nintendo - Switch, 3DS, and Wii-U / Re: Contra Rogue Corps
« on: July 07, 2019, 01:01:11 AM »
I'll put as much into this evaluation, reaction, review as I believe Konami put into their trailer...

top down twin stick isn't contra. Panda isn't contra. Call it Fortnite Rogue Corps.

This looks like a buy and put up game. Limited runs of indie / nostalgic games I picked up at this point last year are selling for at least 10% more than they were at release.

My son bought it with some birthday money. The neighborhood kids love to come over and play it with him. I've not got a chance to play yet but it looks like a game I'd enjoy, despite not being a fan of the level building.

I originally didn't purchase the game for the switch since I had it on the wii u. The kids still wanted to play online so I got it for the switch and it really did renew my interest in the game. It didn't feel a ton different but there were some nice graphical tweaks and the additional portability along with the larger online community was a bonus.

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