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General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Last post by retro junkie on November 28, 2020, 08:58:58 PM »
@BLUEVOODU gun nac, hammerin harry, gun smoke, balloon fight. There is a lot more strategy in these game than what I thought. Especially hammerin harry. I thought it was just a straight hitting. But harry has got some moves. gun nac is one I always play when it comes to the NES, I spend so much time on this game. I am so glad I got this game many years ago, even if it is a famicom game, you got to love that pin converter. gun smoke is a fun shooter. Balloon fight, I got hooked on it with the Gameboy version years ago.
General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on November 28, 2020, 05:57:48 PM »
Nice!! What games are being played @retro junkie ?
General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Last post by retro junkie on November 27, 2020, 05:51:48 PM »
Five days off here makes it wonderful.  :))
Did a NES marathon on one day so far.
Happy Thanks Giving everyone!!!
General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving!
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on November 26, 2020, 09:33:02 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope you have a wonderful Holiday.

News / Leaks / Rumors / Re: Judge Rules on Loot Boxes
« Last post by retro junkie on November 06, 2020, 07:34:05 PM »
I never thought of loot boxes as being a problem like that. I had a Marvel Loot box sub for a while. It was horrendous trying to get unsubscribed. The loot boxes were never on time. And they would not cancel the sub. I finally had to get rid of the card used to make payment. That ended my time with loot boxes and it left a bitter taste in my mouth. But considering them gambling, that thought never occurred to me.
News / Leaks / Rumors / Re: Judge Rules on Loot Boxes
« Last post by targetrasp 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.
News / Leaks / Rumors / Judge Rules on Loot Boxes
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on November 05, 2020, 07:10:27 PM »
I know there have been loot box controversies in the past... are they gambling?  Are they not?   I first started noticing it with Counter Strike:  Global Offensive.  Man... some people put a lot of money into the keys to open the cases. And Steam also took a hefty fee once you tried to sell those said items if you were lucky enough to get a valuable one.  At one point, I had found a $69-89 AK... Which is all worthless now I believe.  There were pending legal issues on this game ij certain countries if I remember right.

I noticed this article:

Holy crap that's a hefty fine. Other games ran into some of the same issues ... but I can see where the issues come in.  In a way it is gambling... Which the odds on some of those items are horrible.  Interesting FIFA has loot boxes.

Thoughts,  comments, post it up!
General Discussion / Re: Video Games Worth?
« Last post by targetrasp 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.

General Discussion / Video Games Worth?
« Last post by retro junkie on October 31, 2020, 08:08:52 PM »
Do you take into consideration the worth of your video games?
I am conscience of the fact that I have many video games that have worth and value. The kind of value that if they died, I would not have the resources, or the desire to spend that much, to repurchase them. But gaming is my first thought rather than thinking about the value. My value of them is in the fact I have them to play and enjoy.
What sparked my thoughts on this is some videos on youtube that asked the question of, what is the value of your video game collection. I see my accumulation of games as being my gaming collection. Not an investment that has monetary value. I would never consider ever selling anything. I also hope I am never in the position where I be forced to sell. I do sometimes feel that I have too much. Those that I treasure the most are my game carts.
Let me back step a little, when I say selling my games there is one thought that always comes to mind. What if one of my disc related consoles died? I would be troubled as to what direction to take, sell the games, or reinvest in a console that possibility would die quicker than the one that just failed? That would be horrendous. But the thing is, one day I will be faced with that decision. That is why I always check out the clone retro systems just to see if maybe, just maybe, how close have they come to the real thing. There have been those days that I have cringed as I have pulled out a Saturn, Dreamcast, or Turbo Duo, and flip it on hoping everything will work great.
Your thoughts?
Gaming / Movie / Media Deals / Re: Psyvariar Delta - Nintendo Switch on Amazon
« Last post by retro junkie on October 25, 2020, 08:58:58 PM »
@targetrasp try it. You might like it Gunny. Just keep your eyes on your ship dodging bullets with your thumb on the fire button. Get some, get some, get some, Hoorah.  :))
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