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the game sounds familiar but i don't remember playing it. Originally I was on the fence but it's a retro compilation, gotta get it.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Retro Junkie!
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:56:03 AM »
sweet haul,

Happy Birthday

Gaming / Movie / Media Deals / Re: President's Day Sale Gamestop
« on: February 18, 2021, 09:28:13 PM »
The 360 and the ps3 happen to be around the time I had kids. I was broke and didn't buy much that generation, especially more towards the end of it. It was also the time my kids were growing up and wrecking things, so what i did have went through some stuff! TLDR those dollar games were perfect for me.

General Discussion / Re: The New Face of Retro Gaming?
« on: February 18, 2021, 09:22:35 PM »
IDK, i think there's been a renaissance in retro collecting brought about by the youtube mega collectors. Ebay prices have been flying up, and anything pre ps2 is hard to find out in the wild. some of my rarer games have doubled and tripled in value in the last year.

I will admit I'm running thin on space and do enjoy the portability digital allows for but I'm all about physical media. My digital collection is fairly limited to steam. I do have some downloads here and there one a few of the consoles but once that generation of console is out it's almost like I've lost the game.

I do think the generation does have something to do with what items are hot. Gamecube's recent explosion seems to support that thesis but i don't think the SNES and NES stuff has dipped much if any. It's funny, my kids will be going after wii, ps3 and 360 (if they even care about it later). I've already started picking up those for cheap, and really grabbing any ps4 i can thats under 5 bucks.

General Discussion / Re: LOTS of Snow...
« on: February 18, 2021, 09:08:14 PM »
No snow this time, just some ice... We've seen a lot more snow than normal here, although not a lot of snow is normal here

@CreepinDeth --- Tomb Raider is defiantly a series I want to give another look to. I've played them all but never finished one...

Gaming / Movie / Media Deals / Re: President's Day Sale Gamestop
« on: February 15, 2021, 06:40:04 PM »
It's Russian roulette! some have been immaculate, some have been garbage. at sub $1.00 though I'm willing to gamble.

As for quality of games it's limited. There's tons of sports games to skip through but anything Battlefield, COD, Assassians Creed, God of War, Fable, etc. you may have missed is usually up there. So far I'm getting about half of what i ordered in its original case and 2 /3rds of that has its books. Some are disc only (usually noted) but a good bit comes in those generic cases beat to pieces. Usually its just the case thats garbage, every once in a while the game is pretty trashed. Great for filler and achievement hunting

General Discussion / Re: Wandavision - Is anyone watching?
« on: February 15, 2021, 06:33:38 PM »
@CreepinDeth you may have encouraged me to finish it out, I really quit after 2 or 3 episodes deep.

I blew my game diet and prepurchased / picked up every February release game I was interested in plus got a ton of xbox 360 / ps3 games. It's really slowed my Radiata progress and on top of that i started up Ys 9. I've got to get through these RPGs because Bravely Default 2 will be here before I know it and I've continually put of getting Immortal Fenyx Rising..

Gaming / Movie / Media Deals / President's Day Sale Gamestop
« on: February 14, 2021, 06:36:41 PM »
I've been watching just about daily seeing as how its one of the few places I can find the GI Joe classified figures. I've also been watching their older stuff as when new generation hits two generations ago get culled. I've been buying xbox 360 and ps3 games for sub 1.00 each and right now there's a buy 2 get one free on the low price stuff and a 4 for 20 on 9.99 and under games. I've probably ordered 40 games this weekend and spent well under 80 bucks.

The president's day sale seems to feature different games on different days but the stuff two generations ago seems to stay on sale.


BOO! consoles good, need physical media to hoard!!!

Cloud Gaming / Re: Amazon Luna - Did anyone get the Early Access
« on: February 13, 2021, 12:35:14 PM »
If it came with amazon I'd try it, I'm not paying another monthly subscription for anything!

If they keep coming out with streaming services there'll be another reckoning, akin to cable cutting... stream stopping, damming... I'll leave the phrasing to people with more wit than I.

Cable cutting became a cost cutting measure. Cable had a nice regional monopoly situation going on and it got more and more expensive as time went on. Netflix, Hulu, etc. came out with much cheaper options (I'm sure you guys don't need a history lesson) and cable didn't adapt quick enough so it lost out, big time. Now the other end of that looks to be happening. On top of Netflix, prime, Hulu, etc. ruling the space the stinking networks are starting their own. If i wanna watch Picard i have to have CBS all access, game of thrones - some sort of hbo, saved by the bell, peacock... pretty soon you'll be having to juggle many streaming services to keep up with your favorites, and at 6 bucks a clip per month per network that'll get cable expensive quick... not to mention more of a hassle. The older generation aren't going to be able to keep up with the tech and the younger generations are too busy working 4 jobs to afford their tiny home.

Managing all this is going to be a nightmare. Imagine if when TV first came out you had to buy different TVs for each channel, or for small clusters of channels. I feel like that scenario is looming. Its not quite that bad, at least not in the tv space. One media player can typically play a ton of services, but bouncing back and forth, keeping up with inventories, etc. If you could load everything into one easy to navigate guide channel and search from there, seamlessly bouncing from service to service...

Now with gaming... Amazon, Apple, Stadia, Amico coming soon, Atari is back, and of course there's the big 3. Heck it was only a few generations back the world couldn't support a fourth major player, and forget about the players we lost in the fourth and fifth generations (neo geo, cdi, 3d0, Atari) spreading the market share around so much seems like it would limit available resources in turn eroding quality in some way.

i picked it up at some point. I've loaded it on the ps4 but haven't played it yet. It looks fantastic, I can't wait to get into it

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: February 13, 2021, 08:54:34 AM »
hasbro game night has three of the best board games by Hasbro, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, and Monopoly, and in retrospect was a stupid purchase since covid. My kids are 10 and 13 so Trivial Pursuit and Risk with them wouldn't be fun, so really all we've been able to pay is Monopoly. I've not taken it online yet, if you can play with friends that'd be awesome (finding friends that have it may be difficult though).

I did venture out and pick up Super Mario 3d World + Bowsers Fury and Ys 10 for the Switch and PS4 respectively. I've not played either yet, looking forward to carving some time out later today for one or both.

General Discussion / Re: Wandavision - Is anyone watching?
« on: January 31, 2021, 11:59:31 PM »
The Mandalorian is worth the price of admission! de ja vu...

I started up Paper Mario Origami King Saturday night. It's about as good expected, it makes me want to dig out Super Mario RPG and the SNES.

General Discussion / Re: Wandavision - Is anyone watching?
« on: January 31, 2021, 01:12:11 AM »
I've seen the first two and about 9 minutes of the third one. It's interesting enough to keep watching but I'm not sold yet. I could stop watching it easily but I do want to see where they take it.

@BLUEVOODU Radiata Historia is awesome - I'm 20 hours deep right now.

@retro junkie mentioned Radiant Historia a while ago so i picked up the Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology for 3ds and @Grindspine 's talk of Octopath reminded me I had it. Amazon won't deliver Octo until tuesday so to prime the RPG pump I unrwapped Radiant and went to work.

I'd planned on playing for an hour or two but I've already put over 7 hours in the game. Its almost good enough to be mentioned along side chronotrigger and Final Fantasy. Atlus makes some good games and this is by far one of them. Octopath may not get played until i finish Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology.

General Discussion / Re: Octopath Traveler
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:09:56 AM »
are you playing it on pc or switch?

General Discussion / Re: Octopath Traveler
« on: January 16, 2021, 06:27:36 PM »
walmart, target, and amazon have it for 49.9X - I went ahead and ordered one from Amazon. I'm excited to play it now

General Discussion / Re: Octopath Traveler
« on: January 16, 2021, 06:20:42 PM »
I've been itching to play it but the price of admission is still high. Anything reminiscent of FF3 should be an automatic purchase for me. I don't know what my hold up has been but there's less to it now.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals
« on: December 29, 2020, 10:02:04 PM »
I'm late to the party but I hope every had the hap hap happiest Christmas since ... from one of the jolliest....

I gotta agree with @CreepinDeth, Favrot has done wonders for Star Wars.

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: December 10, 2020, 06:52:07 AM »
picking up Cyberpunk today

@BLUEVOODU Squadrons / COD this weekend if you can carve out some time!?

waaay back-log...

everything earlier than last gen (ps4 et. al) has been packed away..

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: December 06, 2020, 07:04:18 PM »
Bestbuy and Gamestop have had decent prices on recent stuff

in the last two weeks I picked up

Star Wars Squadrons - ps4
Ghost of Tsushima - ps4
Medievil - ps4
Death Stranding -ps4
Luigi's mansion 3 - switch
hasbro game night - switch

News / Leaks / Rumors / Re: Judge Rules on Loot Boxes
« on: November 05, 2020, 10:39:54 PM »
I'm sure most people still characterize video games as a hobby / recreation dominated by minors. When video game companies build in a mechanic that's essentially gambling there's bound to be consequences, just because of the assumed audience.

General Discussion / Re: Video Games Worth?
« on: November 01, 2020, 02:46:49 PM »
most of the disc based consoles can be fixed. There's a lot of youtube videos on how to fix them. Some are simple, some require some pretty fine soldering skills. If that's not your thing there's tons of services out there. I'd never throw anything away, even if it becomes a parts donor later.

I've had amazing nintendo, super nintendo, atari, sega, genesis, cd, etc. collections that I've sold off when i lost interest or fell on hard times. I can tell you I'd pay double to have what i sold off back, and it'd still be worth 10 times that... The regret is real.

Since the last sell off, I've been steadily rebuilding my collection. There's a bunch i cant afford now that I once owned especially some of the Saturn, GameCube, neo geo, and snes games. I absolutely take value into consideration. I buy games in hopes they'll appreciate. Some I'm considering using a grading service. I've chosen not to in the past because i would give up access to the game but with the retro systems and virtual consoles there's always options. Some of the games I really want to have graded and encapsulated still aren't available except illegally so I've held off, but if stuff the Rule of Rose and The mis adventures of Tronne Bonne continue to rise I'll be ok going without just to protect the game.

I've also started buying special editions and limited release type games in hopes they'll appreciate. I've got two sealed mario kart live home circuit and two sealed super mario 3d collection games that I'll likely just put up and hope that appreciate. I've also got the ringfit and all the labo stuff as well in same condition.

I'm not quite there yet but soon I'll have to have a room just dedicated to games and collectables. I've got so much in storage and still collecting that at some point it'll have to become a factor in a new home purchase.


Retro is aging backwards while I'm one step closer to yelling "get off my lawn" at the neighbor kids.

I watched this game on prime day go up to 20 something and back down to just under 17, so I finally did grab it. I was looking forward to playing it until retro completely ruined it for me! I love shooters, I do not love bullet hell shooters! Maybe I should have paid more attention before i purchased!

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