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Title: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 02, 2006, 09:26:40 PM
Here it is folks, an attempt to get people to be more active in our forums. This thread is dedicated to all those things that randomly show up in the gaming world. Got a really funny gaming related image, video, or ytmnd you want to show the world? Do it here. Want to pimp up the latest system sales in Japan? Do it here. Want to do some random Sony Hating? Do it here. Anything and everything that is gaming randomness is fair game in this thread, so long as it stays in line with the Forum Agreement. So have fun, and try to create activity and interest. Perhaps if your topic becomes popular enough, you might even see it become its own thread. No guarantees.

I'll start this shindig. How about those Japanese sales charts? Is it me, or does the DS print Nintendo Money. 10 million systems sold in Japan, the DS is currently the fastest selling system ever in Japan. Strange, no?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Kevincal on August 02, 2006, 09:50:01 PM
You know, do you think the DS gave Nintendo a wakeup call to the "retro craze" that seems to be happening?  It seems the main buzz around the Wii is being able to play a bunch of old games.  I think people are tired of all the rehashed new stuff/crap.  The DS provides a lot of old-style gaming in 2d games etc...Just a thought of mine. I mean, the Wii and PS3 seem to be going in completely opposite directions as far as price and types of games.  And it seems the Wii has quite a large advantage from what I've seen written by gamers.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 02, 2006, 10:02:26 PM
I don't know if it necessarily got Nintendo on the "retro craze", but I do think that the DS was the first step in getting Nintendo to go in another direction. Rather than try to go for the greatest everything, why not try to do something completely different? Perhaps it will net you 10 million sales of your handheld in Japan. Do I think the steps Nintendo is taking will lead to good things for the industry? Yes, yes I do. I do think that games are becoming more and more of a rehash of past games, and I think Nintendo genuinely wants to change that, and get developers to do something new. On that note, boy am I looking forward to the Wii.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RetroYoungen on August 03, 2006, 12:21:03 AM
Wii... that rhymes with pee... heh heh heh...

Oh, and Sony is the devil.  :-D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 03, 2006, 10:15:07 AM
Sony Sucks!
Fanboys Suck!
Slow Internet Sucks!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Kevincal on August 03, 2006, 10:18:47 AM
lol...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on August 03, 2006, 10:04:56 PM
http://phoenixcosby.ytmnd.com/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 03, 2006, 10:22:15 PM
That still makes me laugh


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 03, 2006, 10:27:36 PM
I have yet to see something funny on ytmnd.com


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on August 03, 2006, 10:55:22 PM
I don't know how to respond to that Tynstar besides learn the fads and try to do more than view the top visited sites considering there is a trick to getting on the top visited.

Also you have to play Phoenix Wright and have seen the Simpsons or Family Guy episode with Cosby.

http://shiningforceacting.ytmnd.com/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 03, 2006, 11:54:14 PM
I have not played  Wright or seen those episodes. Only stuff I have seen from that page is what gets posted here.

cant comment on that one I cant get QT to install for Firefox.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Kevincal on August 04, 2006, 12:36:12 AM
That still makes me laugh

Big stupid doo doo head...lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on August 04, 2006, 01:35:15 AM
cant comment on that one I cant get QT to install for Firefox.

usually if you install firefox first then quicktime it auto installs the firefox plugin, myself i hate the little nagging things about quicktime so i use Quicktime Alternative (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RetroYoungen on August 04, 2006, 02:50:04 AM
I love freeware... Opera, Firefox, AbiWord, RoughDraft, OpenOffice... MAME...

So happy...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on August 04, 2006, 05:49:27 PM
I don't really feel this needs its own thread:

What is the product code for the European/UK Super Mario Brothers 3?

I couldn't get mine to work, then I realised the code on the cartridge is NES-UM-USA-1. I assume that means it's the American one.

It comes up with the SMB3 stage/curtains then keeps resetting. Is that what happens when you put a game from a different region in the console?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ganonbanned on August 04, 2006, 07:07:01 PM
i have a really weird story about a friend who has a problem:  My friend and i were pretty much nintendo fanboys, equally loving both sega and microsft, but hating sony.  now i have no idea what the hell has gotten in to him, but i went to his house yesterday and brought soem gamecube games and wireless controller.  i went there every weekend and played games.  he said "you know what, nintendo sucks.  graphics and gameplay both do" which is strange, he used to love game play and graphics, and thought the gamecube was brilliant.  i then seen boxes of classic games (http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.0), that he loved for like 2 weeks, with all of this gamecube and xbox stuff, that he said he was selling on ebay to save up for a PS3 :speechless:.  he said he would of given it to me but "he really needs the money, metal gear solid 4 is PWNAGE!!! (another word he hated a month ago).  this is fricken crazy, me and my other friend sat there and played super smash bros melee, when he was on some damn sony forums bitchin about how stupid we were and convincing us that "sony was the man".  after about an hour me and my other friend just packed up our games and left, after traitor stared talking about how "shiggy (i hate calling him that) and bill gates give eachother oral sex"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 04, 2006, 09:11:06 PM
Yeah, I had a little sit down with your friend and he changed his mind.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 04, 2006, 09:19:15 PM
In other news the PS3 had some new features announced.

(http://www.aeropause.com/archives/Kutaragigrill.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 04, 2006, 10:03:10 PM
You need to have an intervention with your friend.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 05, 2006, 11:32:40 AM
No one should buy the PS3. I hear that one of their secret functions is to eat babies.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 05, 2006, 11:39:55 AM
Well yeah, they've got way too many babies in that part of the world.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 09, 2006, 09:44:28 PM
Whoever thought that Gameboy game cases would be so useful?

http://crackedrabbitgaming.com/2006/08/08/the-best-game-boy-cartridge-case-mod/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: INVOK3R on August 09, 2006, 10:04:21 PM
I'm surprised I never thought of this or tried it... dang, there went my million dollar idea.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on August 10, 2006, 02:43:54 PM
wow thats so gay and stupid to do to a GB case something tells me hes the only one thats done that.

ok a very exciting question, If i know what a good game plays like and so do you why the chuff is it that the majority of games ,no matter what the system, are shit?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RetroYoungen on August 10, 2006, 07:23:33 PM
The majority of games suck because of Oprah and Alcoholics Anonymous.  Don't question it.

And I would do something like that with a Game Boy case... except probably hide in it something more often useful (or emergency something).
<"r />Also, I read that the PS3 could robotically mow my lawn.  Awesome!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 11, 2006, 04:07:42 PM
"There's no doubt that EA has historically bet more on PSP. I think we were excited by the technology, but the consumers have proven that actually what they want is fun. We must never forget that what we need to focus on is fun and so EA is putting more effort behind DS games – and creative ones that really take advantage of the hardware."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 14, 2006, 01:53:32 PM
Games radar does a size comparasion of the PS3, PS2, and XB360

http://www.gamesradar.com/us/xbox360/game/news/article.jsp?articleId=2006081195220737049&sectionId=1006


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 15, 2006, 03:46:57 PM
Mario in Legos
[youtube=425,350]7EgLkTOtaGE[/youtube]

Cool Zelda Medley
[youtube=425,350]Vs3yHJO_nT0[/youtube]


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Barracuda on August 15, 2006, 04:06:04 PM
I like the Mario Lego. I bet alot of time was spent on that.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 15, 2006, 11:43:22 PM
Alert! Mobsters targeting MMOGs

Quote
Security engineer warns conference attendees that "organized crime" is selling stolen massively multiplayer online game accounts on the black market.
Players of massively multiplayer online role-playing games spend at lot of time creating their characters. With monthly subscriptions to games like World of Warcraft (paid) and Guild Wars (free) bringing an unending flow of new adventures, players spend hundreds of hours completing quests, accumulating experience, and acquiring gold and items.

As a result, a strong emotional bond between MMORPG players and their characters often forms. So it was unsurprising, then, that more than a little distress was caused by a warning this week from Microsoft that criminal elements are hacking into MMORPGs, stealing MMORPG account information, and selling it on the black market--effectively kidnapping and killing characters.

Rest of the story  here  (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/worldofwarcraft/news.html?sid=6155784)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 18, 2006, 01:49:13 PM
Because Nintendo hates the world:
[youtube=425,350]_WQJahUcyRU[/youtube]


Pokemon Polka, apparently Japanese People are crazy:
[youtube=425,350]Rxnz8TEjIf4[/youtube]


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 18, 2006, 09:25:25 PM
Japanese people crazy? No way.

(http://nippon.to.free.fr/Scaal_site/Images/Seppuku_2.jpg)

(http://blogs.salon.com/0001996/images/2003/02/25/samurai.jpg)

(http://www.trumanlibrary.org/photos/bombnag.jpg)

(http://www.brockmoore.com/images/funny/crazy-japanese-show_02.jpg)

(http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/e3_2006/wii/img_con/photo_nunchuk.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 18, 2006, 09:49:35 PM
That second to last image is truly disturbing


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 19, 2006, 01:26:08 PM
Fun rumor of the day:

Black and Pink Nintendo DS Lites to release in the US on 9/11/06. Interesting choice of a day to launch.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RetroYoungen on August 19, 2006, 03:15:23 PM
I beat Growlancer II just a little bit ago... good game, horrible story, horrible HORRIBLE voice acting... but I'll probably end up playing it again, it's supposed to have multiple endings.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 19, 2006, 10:30:52 PM
No no no this ^ goes in the gaming diary.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on August 19, 2006, 11:44:12 PM
For anyone who has played Devil May Cry 3, AKA the hardest game this generation, the game that reviewers gave up on because they couldn't beat the third mission on the easiest mode, this is for them.

Also note, anyone can view it, it will just be a lot more meaningful if you've played Devil May Cry 1 or 3 to understand just how difficult the game is.

Oh and spoilers for the game. It isn't any cutscenes, just the final battle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJW2vAHonSk

Yup, that's Heaven or Hell mode right there, and thats an S rank.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 20, 2006, 12:43:28 AM
Didn't work for me. Now it does


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on August 21, 2006, 12:19:33 AM
And was it the most amazing thing you have ever seen ever in your life?!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 21, 2006, 10:48:43 AM
I guess I would have to of played any of the DMC's to understand why that was so cool.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 21, 2006, 12:18:56 PM
And was it the most amazing thing you have ever seen ever in your life?!

No.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 21, 2006, 12:54:26 PM
Looked like the same attack over and over.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on August 21, 2006, 02:29:00 PM
yeah that was really bleh, i'm not a fan of those type of games myself but i daresay Ninja Gaiden looks much flashier and much harder than that


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 22, 2006, 12:41:31 PM
Has anyone else seen the ad for Madden 07 Pay-Per-View? It is a indepth look at Madden 07 by the best Madden players in the country. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WOULD BUY THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on August 22, 2006, 12:48:49 PM
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I hope someone gets that reference. :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 22, 2006, 02:01:37 PM
Has anyone else seen the ad for Madden 07 Pay-Per-View? It is a indepth look at Madden 07 by the best Madden players in the country. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WOULD BUY THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really, stupid people.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 23, 2006, 05:23:07 PM
My God, I know Tingle is stupidly popular in Japan, but what the hell is up with this?!

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/enchanted-arms/clips-enchanted-arms-gets-all-tingley-195768.php


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Barracuda on August 23, 2006, 06:22:44 PM
My God, I know Tingle is stupidly popular in Japan, but what the hell is up with this?!

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/enchanted-arms/clips-enchanted-arms-gets-all-tingley-195768.php

That is just wrong!


Title: Wii.com is Nintendo owned
Post by: shaggy on August 24, 2006, 03:16:31 PM
The domain Wii. com has been purchased by Nintendo.com according to Nintendojo.  Nothing on the site according to the story, it justs forwards you to Nintendo.com. http://www.nintendojo.com/infocus/view_item.php?1156280729


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 24, 2006, 06:40:23 PM
How unsurprising, Final Fantasy III sold out in Japan in less than 24 hours. What a surprise.
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/nintendo/breaking-final-fantasy-iii-sells-out-196320.php

I can't wait to see the sales charts for this week in Japan.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 24, 2006, 07:06:10 PM
Ouendan is real!
[youtube=425,350]FFCP5zwctBE[/youtube]


Title: Re: Wii.com is Nintendo owned
Post by: Izret101 on August 24, 2006, 10:43:48 PM
Why do we have like 10 topics about random Wii information?

Could most of them have been consolidated?

I am not really surprised though.

It happened everyother time there was a big ticket thing being released...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 24, 2006, 10:55:08 PM
Ok, the thread got put in this thread. There you go anthony.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on August 25, 2006, 04:36:11 PM
Sony are evil with both the PS2 and now the PS3 being backwards compatible your left with 2 systems that might have cost you aot of money sat round doing nothing.

Clever and evil all in one thats Sony.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 25, 2006, 10:21:44 PM
What if you don't have a PSX or a PS2? What if you don't want to have three systems hooked up at the same time? What if you want to sell your old systems but still play the games?

You can't call backwards compatibility evil. I'd say not supporting backwards compatibility is retarded.

And I hate to sit here sounding like the Sony fanboy but I feel like somebody has to keep this place from turning into Composite Generation.

SONY IS TEH EVILLLLLLLLLLLL BECAUSE THEY HAVE BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY AND USE THE SAME TECHNOLOGY THAT OTHER COMPANIES ARE USING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 25, 2006, 11:36:20 PM
Hey now, composite generation was Sony and XBox pointed. If anything, this is anti-Composite Generation.

Backwards compatibility is a good thing. It is an excellent enticement to buy the new system, and it makes Joe Shmoe Gamer happy.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 26, 2006, 02:05:02 AM
No, composite was X-Box.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on August 26, 2006, 10:23:07 AM
er i was being stupid, Yes backwards compatability is really an excellent thing it means years ago that i could play Master System stuff on my Game Gear and have my PSX chipped but not loose the warrenty on my PS2.

I think the virtual arcade on the Wii will be nice too my point was that yes its a nice thing to have bu it does mean that you will buy the newer system and might have the old one lying around not doing much.

As for selling them thanks good so many people do as that means you can get things alot cheaper but when i buy a system for me (as in new and boxed) i will not get rid of it ever.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 26, 2006, 02:14:42 PM
No, composite was X-Box.

And Sony PSP.

-Me, one of the masterminds behind Composite Generation.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 26, 2006, 04:08:08 PM
I don't remember anything but X-Box. :ninja:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on August 31, 2006, 09:16:36 AM
The Japanese Final Fantasy Effect:
Release a Final Fantasy for DS, DS takes entire top ten

Japanese Media Crate Numbers:
01 NDS FF3 - 503.051 / NEW
02 NDS NEW SMB - 65.556 / 2.901.264
03 NDS Rune Factory - 42.210 / NEW
04 NDS Brain Age 2 - 41.784 / 3.073.195
05 NDS Cooking Navi - 37.326 / 384.045
06 NDS Tamagotchi 2 - 30.504 /430.933
07 NDS Mario Basketball 3on3 - 30.355
08 NDS Animal Crossing WW - 30.023 / 3.149.131
09 NDS Brain Age - 22.866 / 2.736.150
10 NDS English Training - 17.465

1. Nintendo DS Lite ?163.274
2. PlayStation Portable ?29.945
3. PlayStation 2 ?21.829
4. GameBoy Advance SP ?2.719
5. GameBoy Micro? 1819
6. Xbox 360 ?1197
7. Nintendo GameCube? 837
8. Nintendo DS? 410
9. GameBoy Advance ?14
10. Xbox? 12


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 02, 2006, 02:47:11 PM
This deserves its own thread, but this Final Fantasy Thriller is awesome
[youtube=425,350]DZIeuKG2D30[/youtube]


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 02, 2006, 03:57:32 PM
Thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Pop Culture Portal on September 05, 2006, 08:28:19 AM
My brother-in-law was an animator for that movie.  He said the Thriller extra they did was the most fun they had during production.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 07, 2006, 01:55:01 PM
One hell of a car ad.
[youtube=425,350]dR3VNH0UjRk[/youtube]


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 07, 2006, 03:06:54 PM
Cool ad!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 07, 2006, 03:15:21 PM
Simpsons did it!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 07, 2006, 07:43:14 PM
So apparently at 12:01 Some time zone an embargo will be lifted regarding information pertaining to one of the next-gen consoles. It'll be interesting to see which one it is, and if the news is actually significant.

If my mind doesn't decieve me, I remember the Wii name being named a week before the E3 press conference. There is one week from the Nintendo Press Conference. Hmm...


EDIT: 12:01 EDT, IGN reports it pertains specifically to the Wii. There is a God, announce a release date so I can wake up tomorrow at 10 and preorder something I've wanted to preorder since January.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on September 07, 2006, 09:10:51 PM
perhaps a huge virtual console announcement, like a few big names coming onboard, that way next week they can showcase a few more vc games at the party


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 07, 2006, 09:13:54 PM
CHRONO TRIGGER!? CHRONO TRIGGER!??!!!!

Well, who knows, last time Nintendo did this reveal stuff early thing it ended up with Wii, and well, most people were shocked and horrified. Here's hoping it's more refreshing than Wii.



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 07, 2006, 09:52:14 PM
Maybe they're changing the Wii to "Coochii"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 08, 2006, 12:18:18 AM
Turns out it is the revelation that the Broadway chip has been in full scale production since July. Thank God, makes it seem less likely that there will be a gigantic delay.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 08, 2006, 09:51:15 AM
Turns out it is the revelation that the Broadway chip has been in full scale production since July.

What about the Parkplace chip?

Lame? Yes but I had to.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on September 27, 2006, 08:32:53 AM
My Mega Drive is being a knob. I modified it when I got it in about June/July after only briefly testing that it worked.

It turns out there's something wrong with the controls. It's not the pad because it does the same things with all my pads. It can play fine for about twenty minutes but then Button C becomes Start, B becomes C, and A and Start don't do anything.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 27, 2006, 09:11:07 PM
Wow, pocket monsters is 10 this year, presumably around now. One can only wonder how many millions of copies of a Pokemon title would be sold if it was Online.

I still remember playing Pokemon Blue the summer before freshman year in high school. Seems like such a long time ago, but it was 8 years ago. Sigh.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 03, 2006, 09:31:35 AM
I resigned my old PS2 to just being a DVD player a year ago because it sort of stopped playing CD games. It wasn't completely dead but I used it as an excuse to get a slim one.

I bought a DVD lens cleaner today and now it works fine. The only game I was really having problems with was Half Life, on a blue CD. Last time I tried, it took about 20 attempts to load before I gave up. It worked first time after I cleaned the lens. I cleaned it a few times, just to be sure.

There were a few other games which went to the boot menu before loading automatically but that has stopped now.

Now I have about £40 that I can use for credit towards a 360.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 03, 2006, 03:42:17 PM
I just put all my video game displays into my closet.
I had 3 in there and a bunch under my bed and 1 in my trunk(Pkmn Mystery Blue Dungeon, which is still in there).

They take up even less space in their because i can stand them and pack them better.

Now to get my oversized display boxes and counter stands in there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 05, 2006, 01:12:40 PM
I keep reading mmorpg as morporg. Hopefully that will annoy some people by making them read it that way as well.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 05, 2006, 02:06:10 PM
I usually think of it as "more porridge."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 09, 2006, 12:23:39 PM
I went to Gamestation to check how much credit I could get for some stuff.

All boxed:
PS2 - £45
Xbox - £38
Gamecube - £24

Then I have these, which are estimates on what I could get.
PSOne - £8
N64 - £6
Boxed Mega Drive 2 - £8-10

And about 20 games which should probably get me at least £40.

£170 off a premium Xbox 360 bundle with PGR3 and an extra wireless controller for £280 = £110!

That leaves plenty of money for games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 10, 2006, 01:07:02 PM
I went to Gamestation to check how much credit I could get for some stuff.

All boxed:
PS2 - £45
Xbox - £38
Gamecube - £24

Then I have these, which are estimates on what I could get.
PSOne - £8
N64 - £6
Boxed Mega Drive 2 - £8-10

And about 20 games which should probably get me at least £40.

£170 off a premium Xbox 360 bundle with PGR3 and an extra wireless controller for £280 = £110!

That leaves plenty of money for games.

Right, I went back today and traded in a fat PS2, a Gamecube and 15 games for £125.50.

As I walked in there was someone leaving having traded in a PS2 with the same model number as mine. I asked if he would still take mine and he said "As long as it reads blue discs, and you'll get £40 for it." So he turned it on and then put in a blue disc, waited for it to load... and waited... then as soon as it came up on the menu that there was a blue disc in it, he ejected the disc and tried again! After another long wait, it came up and loaded fine.

He didn't even look in the Gamecube box to check there was one in there, let alone test it.


Now I have to make up £45 to reach my target, which shouldn't be too hard.


Edit: A bunch more stuff today got me £53. I might hold on to my Xbox until I've finished these 2 games, then trade it in for another 360 game when I'm ready. But if I trade it in with those games, I could get a 360, PGR3, an extra wireless controller, and an extra game for £70.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Rejinx on October 13, 2006, 03:31:08 AM
Anyone seen the plug -n- play keychain Atari controller?  It is $15 and plays two games, too pricey for my taste but y'all might want to check it out.  I saw it at barns & nobles.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on October 13, 2006, 07:41:15 PM
I picked up Taiko for the first time in several months today (in celebration for finishing the scripts, see I haven't gamed gamed in over a month and a half, been working on the scripts), and I must say please Namco, bring Taiko: Festival Master to North America.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 18, 2006, 06:13:53 AM
Xbox Live is back up after the maintenance. Nothing's changed, though. I think the changes were for Xbox.com, anyway.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on October 25, 2006, 08:54:21 PM
Caesar IV rocks really hard, everyone should play it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 25, 2006, 09:00:36 PM
Is it in any way, shape, or form, similar to Ceaser III?

If it is I don't think I want to play it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 31, 2006, 05:02:55 PM
Cool


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on November 18, 2006, 02:06:47 AM
Oh look, the Japanese sales figures for the week that the PS3 launched, and what's that, the DS Lite sold 75% more systems than the PS3. Sweet.

"
So, the "Playstation 3" launched in Japan last week. Maybe you've heard of it.

- DS Lite: 148,174 35,077 (31.01%)
- PS3: 81,639 [Holy yes! A new entry!]
- PSP: 19,123 4,602 (19.40%)
- PS2: 16,157 4,825 (23.00%)
- Xbox 360: 3,864 2,716 (41.28%)
- GBA SP: 1,320123 (8.52%)
- Game Boy Micro: 1,213 86 (6.62%)
- Gamecube: 496 151 (23.34%)
- DS Phat: 279 94 (25.20%)
- GBA: 12 8 (40.00%)
- Xbox: 3 3 (infinite)"

Borrowed Permanently from joystiq.com


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Flack on November 18, 2006, 09:50:23 AM
Can't get more random than this -- here's a guy, dressed as the Wiimote, flipping off PS3 campers.

(http://www.gamebrink.com/forums/phpThumb.php?src=/forums/imgcache/8979.imgcache)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 04, 2006, 10:45:19 AM
A Wiigasm

[youtube=425,350]6OMCwwTjvuM[/youtube]





Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 04, 2006, 05:21:24 PM
God, that makes want to convert to Islam and go around yelling "Death to America!"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Rejinx on December 04, 2006, 07:34:50 PM
God, that makes want to convert to Islam and go around yelling "Death to America!"

That makes me want to convert to the Atkin's diet and yell "death to carbs"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 04, 2006, 07:36:14 PM
Why, are you obese?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Rejinx on December 04, 2006, 07:45:54 PM
Why, are you obese?
I am not obese, I don't even read the Bible  :stupid:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 09, 2006, 05:18:24 PM
A Spoof
[youtube=425,350]KvfWTmyd9e0[/youtube]


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on December 11, 2006, 10:38:17 AM
WTF was that


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Rejinx on December 13, 2006, 03:48:30 PM
 ???... :no: ...:speechless:... :stupid:.. :sleeping:
That was...
Anyway, a new game store opened near me called Game n' Trade.  They have all the old shit. I am very pleased  ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: abman on December 16, 2006, 03:45:39 PM
Does anyone think Sega will make another system? I'm a pretty big Sega fan so I'm really hoping on it, but I know it's not likely at this time. I do feel it will happen if a few things happen though.

First of all Sega would have to become one of the top software companies. They are attempting to be number 3 at least. I don't believe this will be too hard for them to achieve, but they do half to make better Sonic games.

Speaking of Sonic games I also think it depends on Sonic and the Secret Ring's sucess. If it goes over well it may take Sonic in a while new direction by the way things are looking. Even though I love the Sonic Adventure games I really didn't need to play as Amy or Big, and this one looks like it's going back to classic high speed Sonic only action. Then maybe Sonic's popularity will increase once again.

I also think it depends on the Wii sucess. The Wii has the potiental to take the gaming industry in a whole new direction, and it very well might. One of the main reasons Sega backed down was because of the fact that they just couldn't take the money loss for each console produced, and more advacned graphics cards are not cheap. But Nintendo is not losing a whole lot, if any, money producing Wii units. Maybe if the Wii keeps going over well companies will focus less on advanced graphics and leave that for PC gaming and the arcades.

Speaking of the arcades, I also feel it would help Sega if arcades made a come back in America. Sega still has strong roots in the arcades and it's easy to see. House of the Dead 4 is one of the greatest light gun games ever, and it would be nice if there would be a Sega console to port it onto. If arcades would become popular again Sega would make more money selling arcade cabinets, which would help them.

So what do you think, will Sega make another console?



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 16, 2006, 06:04:14 PM
No way in hell.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on December 17, 2006, 12:37:44 AM
Absolutely not.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: cverz2 on December 17, 2006, 01:21:33 AM
I think you have a better chance of seeing an ATARI System or MAC Sytem than a Sega.  Sega just doesn't want to mess with that side of it anymore.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on December 17, 2006, 11:16:42 AM
Making systems is not the place to make big money so sticking with the gamews is best, Shame Sega feel the need to throw out yet more and more Sonic games as i cant really tell the diffrence between the last 5 or 6.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on December 18, 2006, 10:53:22 AM
They won't make another system. Also I don't think they will be #3 software company either. What is the last big hit they had?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on December 19, 2006, 07:12:23 AM
was there last big hit when Mr Sega got court looking at dodgy websites by his wife?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on December 19, 2006, 12:24:28 PM
was there last big hit when Mr Sega got court looking at dodgy websites by his wife?

huh


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on December 19, 2006, 12:45:41 PM
nothing


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on December 19, 2006, 02:38:59 PM
OK then


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 22, 2006, 11:34:19 AM
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ps3/woot-ps3soh-wait-223783.php

The above is hilarious.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on December 22, 2006, 12:00:43 PM
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ps3/woot-ps3soh-wait-223783.php

The above is hilarious.

That is awesome!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Rejinx on December 25, 2006, 10:15:04 AM
I just received the last OPM Magazine.  No more Demos :-\.  oh well  :(.
It least they extended my EGM subscription.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 28, 2006, 01:18:56 PM
Sony Just can't win. MGS Portable Ops launched in Japan last week, and Pokemon Diamond, which two weeks ago sold 2.1 million Units YTD in Japan (and Pearl sold 1.75mil in the same period), sold another 210,000 Units (and Pearl sold 165,000 Units). Meanwhile, MGS Sold an impressive 180,000 Units, but even that was not enough to unseat the behemoth.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 28, 2006, 01:56:14 PM
The world cares more about furry little magical creatures than badass stealth operatives. We're so falling into a dark age it isn't funny.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 30, 2006, 02:39:00 PM
I went to target yesterday around 7PM and they had 8 60 GB PS3s sitting in the case, 9 hours after they were probably put out. I thought the demand would have gotten at least a few of them out the door.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 30, 2006, 02:41:01 PM
Oh, and drool.... Dragon Quest Swords Screens...

http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=39599&mode=thread&order=0


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 02, 2007, 01:24:59 PM
Fuck you Nintendo for not having enough Wii's. I might go get a PS3 because I can find one for retail.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 02, 2007, 04:37:46 PM
And then you were $600 in the red.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 02, 2007, 04:53:37 PM
It is getting to the point where I will wait until a price drop so maybe then they will be on store shelves. BASTARDS!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 02, 2007, 05:12:24 PM
They are going to do the exact same thing they do with the DS Lite:

Sales are decreasing? Let's release a new color.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on January 02, 2007, 05:14:55 PM
2,000 post. Congrats.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 02, 2007, 05:23:53 PM
Have any sales numbers been released yet?

I found this but I don't know how true it is.

http://www.vgcharts.org/


Good god on the DS sales numbers.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 02, 2007, 05:34:53 PM
They're real, Pokemon really did sell that much two weeks ago.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on January 02, 2007, 05:41:10 PM
Bleh I had a nice post all typed up then it disappeared. Anyway, check out the top 5 list. 4 of the top 5 games are for portable systems. Is this a new trend in gaming or is it due to the death of one console generation and the start of another thus spreading out the amount of systems to buy games for?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 02, 2007, 09:54:07 PM
I hate handheld.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on January 02, 2007, 11:01:30 PM
Sweet. There we have it, it's official.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 02, 2007, 11:37:48 PM
Damn straight.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 03, 2007, 11:26:01 AM
Game reviewers for EGM are lame. They keep saying the Wii has bad graphics or last gen graphics. I have news for them NINTENDO DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HAVING NEXT GEN GRAPHICS. GRAPHICS DOESN'T MAKE A  GAME GOOD. GAME PLAY DOES!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on January 03, 2007, 11:50:59 AM
Game reviewers for EGM are lame. They keep saying the Wii has bad graphics or last gen graphics. I have news for them NINTENDO DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HAVING NEXT GEN GRAPHICS. GRAPHICS DOESN'T MAKE A  GAME GOOD. GAME PLAY DOES!
Amen


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 03, 2007, 12:49:44 PM
I have a free subscription to EGM. Thank God it is free.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 03, 2007, 01:36:38 PM
I have a free subscription to EGM. Thank God it is free.

So do I. I wouldn't give you a dollar for a 12 month sub it is such crap.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on January 03, 2007, 01:51:51 PM
Pokemon is cockfighting without the heavy outside wagering and entertainment value.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on January 03, 2007, 03:37:32 PM
Game reviewers for EGM are lame. They keep saying the Wii has bad graphics or last gen graphics. I have news for them NINTENDO DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HAVING NEXT GEN GRAPHICS. GRAPHICS DOESN'T MAKE A  GAME GOOD. GAME PLAY DOES!

EGM isn't the only place to do that. Gamespot is a prime example. Does anyone remember the outrage their 8.8 for Twilight Princess caused? Then to make it worse the GC version scored better!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 03, 2007, 03:51:34 PM
I am sure all the mags and big websites are saying the graphics suck. EGM is the only one I read.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on January 03, 2007, 04:09:54 PM
I don't see why people got all mad about the 8.8.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 03, 2007, 04:53:11 PM
I don't see why people got all mad about the 8.8.

Because it is not a 10!!!!!

Actually I have no idea either. I don't see why people get worked up over reviews anyways.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on January 03, 2007, 04:58:36 PM
It's just one person's opinion. Why let it get you down?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 03, 2007, 05:14:25 PM
Yeah a review is an opinion, and people are entitled to them, regardless of how you feel about said opinion.

That being said, I personally would give TP a 9.5, since they were whores and used MIDIs rather than real orchestral music. Everything else was stellar.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on January 03, 2007, 09:25:26 PM
I don't see why people got all mad about the 8.8.

It wasn't exactly the 8.8 that they got mad at. It was the reasons it received an 8.8, such as graphics, music, and the dude who reviewed it was a huge slob who obviously held bias against the Wii due to a video which surfaced of him "playing" Wii sports bashing it because he was trying to play it(bowling) sitting, thus throwing gutters, thus saying the game sucked. There are other reasons, which I don't exactly agree, or disagree with, and I can't say whether or not an 8.8 is good or not considering I haven't played the game, but that would be the info I know.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 04, 2007, 12:03:26 AM
That does seem a valid reason to dislike the Wii.

Forcing gamers to stand, tsk, tsk.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 04, 2007, 03:36:24 PM
Having Fun: Good
Being a Poser: Bad

Case Closed


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on January 05, 2007, 03:05:09 PM
Jazz Jackrabbit is severly underrated and overlooked...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: cauterize on January 05, 2007, 08:56:58 PM
Jazz Jackrabbit is severly underrated and overlooked...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is even better than the first (IMO)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on January 06, 2007, 11:47:13 AM
Totally. I think Epic should bring back Jazz Jackrabbit on one of the new consoles. That would be so darn amazing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on January 09, 2007, 11:25:02 PM
This is the best Video Game Trailer I have ever seen.

http://www.mncast.com/mainFrame.asp?mainSubMenu=/player/index.asp?mnum=1089732


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: chrisbid on January 10, 2007, 11:34:57 AM
the 8.8 just shows you how bogus game ratings are.  had it scored a measly 2 more points, most people wouldve been content with a 9.0.  but how does a game earn those two tiny points?  there is no answer because these scores are pulled out of the ass of the reviewer.  the point of a score is to summarize the content of a review, it is not meant to pit game x vs game y.  you cant take something subjective like a game review, and make it objective by using an eloborate scoring system unless there are clear parameters to how games earn their scores. 

there is a reason movies and albums are not scored with 100 point systems, games should go to a strictly 10 or 5 point rating system


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 10, 2007, 11:59:04 AM
I fail to see why people care.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: phoenix1967 on January 10, 2007, 03:31:01 PM
For what it's worth, Gamespot/CNET usually grades games tougher than most other sites. And every reviewer has their own methods of grading a game, no matter what the scale.

When you look at grading methods objectively, should any game get a 10/10 or 5/5 or 100/100? That would imply perfection, right? Well, imo no game is perfect. And critics giving 10/10 or 5/5 still identify the flaws of a game in their reviews. So, in light of that, why not use a 100 point scale or a 1-10 decimal point scale?

More importantly, though, is the content of the review itself and the ability of the audience to read between the lines to detect the critic's bias. Then, to make a decision of whether or not the review is credible enough to allow one's self to be swayed by it or not when determining to rent/buy/ignore.

 



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 10, 2007, 03:34:17 PM
*Applauds*


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on January 13, 2007, 11:21:11 AM
Gamespot sucks because they didn't really like The Neverhood, Skullmonkeys, and Boombots. :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 20, 2007, 12:12:36 PM
Room of Doom 3.0 should be done today I hope.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 20, 2007, 04:34:45 PM
Sweet.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on January 21, 2007, 10:18:34 AM
My DS Lite hinge is cracked. :( So I spent about fifteen minutes sifting through my receipt box looking for the DS one. It's a good job I keep all my receipts in one place. It's going back to the shop tomorrow where it will hopefully be replaced without any hassle.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on January 22, 2007, 01:50:44 PM
I went to Gamestation to get a replacement DS but they didn't have any in stock. The manager used to know me because I went in so often. But I haven't been in for a while, so I expect he's forgotten me. At least he was friendly about it and didn't give a straight "NO!" We had a quick chat about what a great console it is before someone joined the queue behind me, so I let them get on with it.

When I said I bought it in September he said their return policy is usually only 30 days. He told me to try Nintendo and if they wouldn't replace it I could take it back to Gamestation when they get some in stock.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on January 22, 2007, 03:49:24 PM
I went to Gamestation to get a replacement DS but they didn't have any in stock. The manager used to know me because I went in so often. But I haven't been in for a while, so I expect he's forgotten me. At least he was friendly about it and didn't give a straight "NO!" We had a quick chat about what a great console it is before someone joined the queue behind me, so I let them get on with it.

When I said I bought it in September he said their return policy is usually only 30 days. He told me to try Nintendo and if they wouldn't replace it I could take it back to Gamestation when they get some in stock.
Sounds like a good manager, and a fellow gamer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on January 22, 2007, 04:35:44 PM
alot of the managers in Gamestation are  like that ,shame the staff are always mosher wankers that know sod alland have there crappy music turned up so loud you leave the shop after 2 minutes


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on January 22, 2007, 04:53:49 PM
There's a Gamestation in town and one on the other side of town. The one in the town centre is run by smacktards. Even the managers are bell ends. Most of the time I go in there, they're busy playing games behind the counter with their backs to me, talking about how shitty customers are. The shop is cupboard sized and dark. I don't like spending much time in there.

The one on the other side of town is a long way, but it's worth the extra drive. The managers know their stuff and I usually chat with them. When I regularly went in there they used to warn me about their retro sales, like a 50p BOGOF on all their loose cartridges and CDs. The general staff are usually a bit moody, though. Relatively friendly, but moody.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on January 22, 2007, 04:58:12 PM
yep they are all the same and they all smell!, sad thing is i remember when there were only 3 and dirt cheap now they have an empire and i cant but help think why didnt i do that


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on February 10, 2007, 04:25:50 PM
Someone give Penny Arcade an Award:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on February 10, 2007, 05:04:55 PM
Must...resist urge... to correct... the bad English...

:hmm:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on February 11, 2007, 12:58:51 PM
Holy crap something actually funny from Penny Arcade.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on February 20, 2007, 07:15:54 PM
It appears as though a 3D sonic might actually be good. We'll see once more reviews come out.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on February 22, 2007, 03:23:27 PM
PS2s are down to £50 ~$95 now, just in time for that other thing I heard is coming out this millenium.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on September 01, 2008, 05:11:31 PM
Revive time!

I'd like to thank Kotaku for giving me something worth posting in this thread:

Quote from: Kotaku
Even though The Conduit was only in pre-alpha, it already looked way better than Red Steel. Certainly not as good as Metroid, but then, as Eric said, “That’d be like saying you’re better than Jesus."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on September 02, 2008, 05:22:19 AM
http://www.gametrailers.com/bonusround.php?ep=26&pt=1

They talk about some interesting things but what the hell....the next generation consoles? I don't even have one of the "new" consoles yet. :-\

At the start they talk about the year 2012. I was thinking: in 2012, 1992 will be 20 years ago. Wow! :o


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on September 02, 2008, 06:41:43 AM
http://www.gametrailers.com/bonusround.php?ep=26&pt=1

They talk about some interesting things but what the hell....the next generation consoles? I don't even have one of the "new" consoles yet. :-\

At the start they talk about the year 2012. I was thinking: in 2012, 1992 will be 20 years ago. Wow! :o

In 2012, I'll almost be an old fart like all of you guys! :laugh:

Revive time!

I'd like to thank Kotaku for giving me something worth posting in this thread:

Quote from: Kotaku
Even though The Conduit was only in pre-alpha, it already looked way better than Red Steel. Certainly not as good as Metroid, but then, as Eric said, “That’d be like saying you’re better than Jesus."

That is classic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on September 02, 2008, 06:44:52 AM
In 2012, I'll almost be an old fart like all of you guys! :laugh:
Meh, sometimes I still feel like I'm 12 years old. Especially when I'm excited about a game I really want or something :P

Tell you the truth, it feels like yesterday when I was 12 years old.



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: modest9797 on September 02, 2008, 02:39:12 PM
I graduate from High School in 2012


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on September 07, 2008, 07:30:43 AM
I graduate from High School in 2012
It'll be over before you know it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on September 07, 2008, 10:25:33 AM
I graduate from High School in 2012

 ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shimra on September 07, 2008, 09:48:43 PM
In 2012, I'll almost be an old fart like all of you guys! :laugh:
Meh, sometimes I still feel like I'm 12 years old. Especially when I'm excited about a game I really want or something :P

Tell you the truth, it feels like yesterday when I was 12 years old.


So true. Kind of sad really.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 08, 2008, 12:01:05 AM
Holy God, this is like the best post I ever made:

Japanese people crazy? No way.

(http://nippon.to.free.fr/Scaal_site/Images/Seppuku_2.jpg)

(http://blogs.salon.com/0001996/images/2003/02/25/samurai.jpg)

(http://www.trumanlibrary.org/photos/bombnag.jpg)

(http://www.brockmoore.com/images/funny/crazy-japanese-show_02.jpg)

(http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/e3_2006/wii/img_con/photo_nunchuk.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on September 08, 2008, 04:21:55 AM
Holy God, this is like the best post I ever made:
Hahaha, that cracked me up :D

The third picture is kind of mean though.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on September 08, 2008, 04:08:08 PM
Bimmy & Jimmy


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 06, 2008, 12:32:18 PM
I didn't even realise Manhunt 2 hasn't been released here. ??? I just heard it's finally being released on the 31st of October. :o It was given the go-ahead by the BBFC over seven months ago. But they must have been waiting for the Christmas season for parents to buy their little darlings this game for Christmas. ::)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 06, 2008, 02:00:05 PM
Horribad game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 06, 2008, 02:06:16 PM
So I've heard.

I played the first one on the Xbox but thought it was full of lame and suck.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 06, 2008, 04:00:01 PM
I just heard it's finally being released on the 31st of October. :o
What an exciting news that must've been...  ::)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 08, 2008, 05:55:04 PM
The full Area 51 PC game is now available for FREE download.

>>LINK<< (http://www.gamershell.com/download_33790.shtml)

Quite an old game and perhaps not brilliant, but free is always good ;D I'm downloading it now.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 08, 2008, 10:37:38 PM
thanks for the link james.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on October 09, 2008, 08:24:34 AM
The full Area 51 PC game is now available for FREE download.

>>LINK<< (http://www.gamershell.com/download_33790.shtml)

Quite an old game and perhaps not brilliant, but free is always good ;D I'm downloading it now.

Not a bad game. I cracked open my still sealed PC copy today that I've had in my backlog for literally years now. Solid game with good voice acting, easy on the system specs.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 09, 2008, 10:00:56 AM
 Thank you James! :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 09, 2008, 10:39:11 AM
I downloaded it in Linux to use in Windows later on. I left it over night then this morning the Firefox download manager extension was only showing a file called "error.html" :-\ So I downloaded it again over a few hours and the same thing happened. It turned out I just needed to rename the file to Area51.zip . :D I had a go at installing it in WINE (A Windows emulator for Linux) but it crashed at the loading screen for the installer. Not too surprising seeing as WINE doesn't support a lot of Windows programs.

I'll try it in Windows soon, it's just that I didn't want to reboot into Windows to install it and I was curious to see if it would work in Linux. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 09, 2008, 10:40:34 AM
Another big thanks to James for the link.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 09, 2008, 10:56:58 AM
Broken Sword 2.5 (http://www.gamershell.com/download_33464.shtml) was also recently put up for free download. I quite Enjoyed Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon on the PS2, although it had a few bugs.

I've known about GamersHell for a while but I didn't realise they did full games for free.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 09, 2008, 11:08:46 AM
Yeah, it's awesome.

Maybe a stupid question but just to be sure: these downloads are legal, right?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 09, 2008, 11:18:33 AM
thanks again james!!!!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 09, 2008, 11:21:28 AM
Yeah, it's awesome.

Maybe a stupid question but just to be sure: these downloads are legal, right?

As far as I know, yes they are legal. GamersHell is mainly for official demos but sometimes publishers promote their games by giving old ones for free. Like Area 51. It could have been made free to promote the newer one, getting people a bit hyped about it.

Having said that, I can't see anything on the GamersHell website about the legalities. >_< There is an EULA at the bottom but it doesn't say specifically about it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 09, 2008, 11:29:42 AM
As far as I know, yes they are legal. GamersHell is mainly for official demos but sometimes publishers promote their games by giving old ones for free. Like Area 51. It could have been made free to promote the newer one, getting people a bit hyped about it.

Having said that, I can't see anything on the GamersHell website about the legalities. >_< There is an EULA at the bottom but it doesn't say specifically about it.
Ok, thanks. :)

I just like to know for sure instead of downloading these games and then finding out they aren't legal. Not that I'm scared I'll "get caught" but because downloading illegal games is against my principles. ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on October 09, 2008, 04:38:36 PM
The catch - It has adverts between each level. Not enough to be intrusive, but they're there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 09, 2008, 04:51:56 PM
free fable and fable 2 music, https://www.sumthingdigital.com/Promotions_CodeFail-IncorrectEntry.aspx
just click on the fable collection on the upper right hand of the screen.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 10, 2008, 06:36:52 PM
The catch - It has adverts between each level. Not enough to be intrusive, but they're there.
Hmmm, that worries me.

If they taken the time to go into the game code (or alteast a part of it) to put adverts between levels...who knows what else they have done?

I don't really know what to think about it; I'd be more comfortable downloading a game from the developer's/publisher's website than from a dodge site that offers "free" games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: cyberfluxor on October 12, 2008, 03:52:42 PM
Cool Zelda Medley
[youtube=425,350]Vs3yHJO_nT0[/youtube]
Ya, it's an old post but I read some comments on the video:

I just finished updating this medley (adding 3 more themes from WW and TP and fixing some small things) and am planning to have a video game concert on 11/15/08 at James Madison University showcasing the Zelda medley, the Final Fantasy medley, and the Mario bros. Medley! There will be videos of all these medleys posted soon after.

I'm a good distance from JMU plus I have a final exam that day, so if anyone is near maybe check it out and let us know how it went. I'm going to check with some others as to if they know who this is...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 13, 2008, 07:06:39 AM
That's really cool. :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 21, 2008, 03:01:05 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74szq_far-cry-2-ia-du-gnu_videogames


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on October 21, 2008, 03:09:01 PM
What the hell? ???

XD :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on October 21, 2008, 03:13:45 PM
The catch - It has adverts between each level. Not enough to be intrusive, but they're there.
Hmmm, that worries me.

If they taken the time to go into the game code (or alteast a part of it) to put adverts between levels...who knows what else they have done?

I don't really know what to think about it; I'd be more comfortable downloading a game from the developer's/publisher's website than from a dodge site that offers "free" games.

That's why you ditch that game site and go full blown :pirate: , duh...


Seriously though... How is it wrong to dl a game that was released over 10 years ago? One with no support, new copies being made, etc. Calling that 'illegal', or even against principles is plain silly. What is wrong is dl'ing Spore, or other games that are brand spanking new. These old ass games that have no support... I say dl 'em. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 21, 2008, 03:19:53 PM
nice vid leon


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on October 21, 2008, 03:42:13 PM
Seriously though... How is it wrong to dl a game that was released over 10 years ago? One with no support, new copies being made, etc. Calling that 'illegal', or even against principles is plain silly. What is wrong is dl'ing Spore, or other games that are brand spanking new. These old ass games that have no support... I say dl 'em. :P
I see your point. It does make sense and is a good "compromise" between downloading vs. not downloading. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 21, 2008, 03:51:53 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74szq_far-cry-2-ia-du-gnu_videogames

What the hell? ???

XD :laugh:

It's Farcry II, pretty sweet engine if I dare say so.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 14, 2008, 12:55:07 PM
Download every Valve Game ever for $100.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/1134

If I didn't already have half of them AND have pre-ordered L4D I would totally jump on this deal. Pretty sic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on November 14, 2008, 12:56:54 PM
^ If that would be boxed instead of a download it'd be fantastic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on November 14, 2008, 03:19:26 PM
Seriously though... How is it wrong to dl a game that was released over 10 years ago? One with no support, new copies being made, etc. Calling that 'illegal', or even against principles is plain silly. What is wrong is dl'ing Spore, or other games that are brand spanking new. These old ass games that have no support... I say dl 'em. :P

Your definition of "old ass games" is probably different than the license holder's. PC games are no different than Atari 2600 in that regard. Age doesn't suddenly make them freeware and you don't know the future plans of every publisher for the games your downloading. It's still lost revenue to someone somewhere and a lost opportunity for revenue in the future. Take Fallout for example, 11 year old game whose original publisher was in no position to reprint it. Then along comes Bethesda making Fallout 3, and all of a sudden there's interest again and Fallout gets released on GameTap 11 years after it hit stores and several since the last time anyone has seen it in stores.

I'm well versed in the practice of abandonware, but I've seen many cases where an older game gets re-released in a compilation, retro collection or as a GameTap/console download. Unless you know the status of an IP or title specifically from the license holders mouth, your just guessing. Not that your made up rule is legal or would save you in a court of law regardless.

There's no grey area and it isn't a matter of principles. It's plain outright piracy no matter how you try to validate it to yourself or convince others it's OK to do. Your stance on the issue would be stronger if you just admitted it's wrong and did it because you can't find a decent copy, then at least most people would understand even if they didn't agree with your actions.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 14, 2008, 09:08:46 PM
It's wrong to steal games. Don't try and say it's justified, just do it :P.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on November 15, 2008, 06:13:28 AM
There's no grey area and it isn't a matter of principles.
I agree with everything you said there except this little line here.

It is a matter of principles. The possibilities for downloading games are there, for everyone. (with broadband internet) If I wanted to download Farcry 2, Fallout 3 or any other game, new or old, I could. I consider myself a "true" gamer yet many people from my college have played these new games and I haven't. None of them have actually bought a copy though. It's truly a sad thing. :(

What I'm trying to say is that some people show these developers the respect that they deserve and decide not to download games. Others don't. (And that's what makes it a matter of principles)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: cant-grow-up on November 21, 2008, 10:46:59 PM
I personally see no problem in downloading games (pc not console) that the Developers/Publishers have let the copyrights lapse on, the former copyright holders are not trying to make $$ on the games anymore (hince why they let the copyrights lapse).
There are sites devoted to these games (wont mention names however) and some keep very good track of the licenses and pull the games if a license is say bought or the copyright redrawn. However it is technically still illegal. I myself prefer to have hard copies of games just because it makes me feel like I have and actual collection just like I rather have cds compared to MP3's,plus I enjoy the hunt. It all comes down to a persons personal view on if its truly right or wrong. But like many things a personal view doesnt change its status in the eyes of the law.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2008, 10:05:54 AM
My DS charger died.

Apparently i only still had one. I guess the other one got lost/stolen/died forever ago....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 24, 2008, 02:08:07 AM
Haaaaaaaaaaaaa.

This is awesome...

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i32/LordofNothing/imageXphp.jpg)

http://www.tapezilla.net/wargen/#wargen


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 30, 2008, 05:07:10 PM
At a Nintendo developer’s roundtable event this evening in Los Angeles, a German journalist asked Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto if it would be more appropriate to call “Wii Music,” which lacks goals and points, a “toy” rather than a “video game.”

Miyamoto replied tersely: “Yes, that’s right. And that’s why it’s more interesting than a video game."

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2008/07/17/miyamoto-wii-music-is-more-interesting-than-a-video-game/

First of all: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Secondly: WAT?

Third: I will never purchase anything new from Nintendo again.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on November 30, 2008, 05:37:50 PM
Hmmmm, Calling Wii Music a toy is giving it too much credit, in my opinion.

LEGO is what I'd call a toy, and I'd much rather play with my LEGO than with Wii Music. ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 02, 2008, 04:23:28 PM
I can't decide if I want to go buy GTA IV or not...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 04, 2008, 12:55:24 AM
To anyone that ever played MGS you NEED to read these comics:

http://hiimdaisy.livejournal.com/21892.html

Hilarious.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: BadEnoughDude on December 04, 2008, 01:10:41 AM
I can't decide if I want to go buy GTA IV or not...

Do it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 04, 2008, 01:16:37 AM
I can't decide if I want to go buy GTA IV or not...

Do it.

Not so sure, the PC port is getting horrible feedback.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Cobra on December 04, 2008, 03:16:54 AM
If GTA is what your into I say go for it, they can always bring out patches for any minor issues.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 10, 2008, 05:35:56 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 10, 2008, 05:38:28 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Niiiiice.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on December 10, 2008, 08:44:41 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Me too!  :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on December 10, 2008, 10:02:52 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Me too!  :)

Woo!  Welcome to the club :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 10, 2008, 10:55:24 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Me too!  :)

ALL THE SITE DIRECTORS GET PS3s DAY!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on December 11, 2008, 12:21:51 AM
DUDE, FUCKING AWESOME! Congrats both of you!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on December 11, 2008, 06:18:05 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Me too!  :)
Congratulations, both of you!!! :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on December 13, 2008, 01:20:21 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Me too!  :)


When I saw you added me I was scratching my head. :laugh: I didn't think you had a PS3, but now you do.

What games did you get Keith? I am so damn addicted to LittleBigPlanet.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on December 13, 2008, 04:49:40 PM
I bought a PS3 today! Hooray!

Me too!  :)


When I saw you added me I was scratching my head. :laugh: I didn't think you had a PS3, but now you do.

What games did you get Keith? I am so damn addicted to LittleBigPlanet.

Uncharted and Pain were in the bundle. I had Full Auto 2 (sequel to a X360 game I have), Splinter Cell Double Agent and my wife has Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom. These three we've had for several months now. Valkyria Chronicles will be mine as soon as I can find it for less than $69.99 which is ridiculous.

Other than those I mainly got it to play PS1 games as my 'memory card to game ratio' is sorely unbalanced. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: jackttt on December 21, 2008, 12:17:10 AM
IS pain good?i may get that when i get a new console.It looks funny enough for me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on December 21, 2008, 08:22:30 AM
Pure is good, so I've read.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: jackttt on December 21, 2008, 09:13:14 AM
Any ideas?how is pain?Acocrding to an article pain is the  the most downloaded PSN game this year.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on December 21, 2008, 09:23:18 AM
Any ideas?how is pain?Acocrding to an article pain is the  the most downloaded PSN game this year.

Considering it was a free download throw-in for two different PS3 bundles, that's not necessarily saying much.

It's an alright game. Simple and shallow but alright for a quick laugh before it gets boring. It's one of those games where you get the base download and a couple items but everything else costs money from characters to levels so I don't know what the rest of the game is like.

Maybe buying it from the PSN yields more content than the freebie vouchers I don't know. But with the freebie version, there isn't enough content there to justify it's price. 1 and a half levels and one character is hardly worth $5-10.

Pure is good, so I've read.

I'll get that for the X360 eventually once it drops down to a more reasonable price. From what I've played it's a good game. Like Excite Truck meets Tony Hawk with a bit of Sega Rally thrown in.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on December 21, 2008, 09:27:44 AM
Pure is good, so I've read.
I'll get that for the X360 eventually once it drops down to a more reasonable price. From what I've played it's a good game. Like Excite Truck meets Tony Hawk with a bit of Sega Rally thrown in.
Yup. One of those games that doesn't do anything new but perfects the things it does. Sometimes that's all you need for a good game. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: jackttt on December 21, 2008, 10:23:54 AM
Yup,i agree i may give pure a chance when i get my ps3 too.Ateast i will download the demo and give it a try.Cant do that on pc course my graphics card just broken.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on December 21, 2008, 10:28:21 AM
How much is Pure in America? I've seen it's down to £10 on the Xbox 360 here.


Edit: Or it was. They've sold out now and most places seem to be £20.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on December 21, 2008, 10:50:38 AM
£10-20 seems fair. If you're into a fun arcade racer every now and then, I think you won't regret that one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on December 21, 2008, 03:02:57 PM
Mass Effect for about £10, or Fallout 3 for £20?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on December 22, 2008, 07:58:35 AM
Mass Effect for £10.


Fallout 3 is still a recent game so its price will lower further. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 22, 2008, 04:24:52 PM
Does the Super Nintendo Game Genie work on an FC twin? That is all.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 24, 2008, 03:01:52 AM
anyone? Bueller?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: jackttt on December 24, 2008, 09:13:59 AM
LOl no idea man u have to ask the pro. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on January 27, 2009, 10:54:52 AM
nVidia comes up with this "new" (read: lame) technology...Virtual Boy anyone?

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44766.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on January 27, 2009, 11:15:46 PM
NBA Jam's computer players are evil spawns of Satan.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on January 28, 2009, 05:33:52 AM
NBA Jam's computer players are evil spawns of Satan.

From my blog a couple of days ago:

Quote
....NBA Jam, I lost by 4 points. Three seconds left I fired from mid-court and managed to score, bringing myself up to only 1 point behind the CPU. Then the CPU, apparently thinking that was a great idea, did the same thing and shot from center, scoring just as the buzzer sounded!

Insidious.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: logical123 on February 01, 2009, 04:15:45 PM
They are such bastards...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on February 03, 2009, 10:37:04 PM
Just got Killzone from satan's asshole (aka Gamestop). They put the greatest hits version of the game in the regular version case. Meh, whatever. I don't care. :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 04, 2009, 05:32:31 PM
Just got Killzone from satan's asshole (aka Gamestop). They put the greatest hits version of the game in the regular version case. Meh, whatever. I don't care. :D
I should really get around and finish it one of these days. I didn't even get stuck but somehow something else grabbed my attention and I never got back to playing Killzone. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on February 07, 2009, 12:25:33 AM
If you don't own Burnout Paradise, shame on you.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on February 11, 2009, 10:53:09 AM
A collection of 1.1 million video games is being auctioned off.

Entertainment UK, the supplier for its parent company Woolworths, went into administration along with Woolworths at the end of last year. Deloitte, the administrator company, is selling off spare stock.

EUK's warehouses also have 2.9 million CDs and 1.8 million books.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 11, 2009, 11:01:00 AM
A collection of 1.1 million video games is being auctioned off.
Is that a private collection?

Or just spare stock? Because if it's 1000 copies of 1000 games, it's much less intersting. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Nionel on February 13, 2009, 12:33:08 AM
If you don't own Burnout Paradise, shame on you.

I have to agree with Tondog here, I wasn't a big Burnout fan before playing Paradise, but I think that game is amazing, it's easily my favorite racing game on the 360.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: BadEnoughDude on February 13, 2009, 01:30:41 AM
If you don't own Burnout Paradise, shame on you.

I can say the same thing about countless RPGs that you probably don't have :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 13, 2009, 08:22:31 AM
I have reason to believe that i just discovered i never got a tote full of games when i moved.
The worst part is that most if not all the items would have been from my Mortal Kombat collection....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 13, 2009, 08:23:03 AM
If you don't own Burnout Paradise, shame on you.

I can say the same thing about countless RPGs that you probably don't have :)

No really shame on you. Burnout series is amazing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on February 13, 2009, 08:38:49 AM
If you don't own Burnout Paradise, shame on you.

I can say the same thing about countless RPGs that you probably don't have :)

No really shame on you. Burnout series is amazing.

Burnout 2 is awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on February 13, 2009, 12:47:01 PM
I was boasting on another forum two days ago about how my Xbox 360 bought on Friday the 13th of October 2006 has never had a problem.

I just got three red lights. :(



And yet, that is hilariously ironic. :laugh:



OMGWTF! Today is Friday the 13th and I bought it on Friday the 13th!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on February 13, 2009, 01:55:14 PM
I was boasting on another forum two days ago about how my Xbox 360 bought on Friday the 13th of October 2006 has never had a problem.

I just got three red lights. :(



And yet, that is hilariously ironic. :laugh:



OMGWTF! Today is Friday the 13th and I bought it on Friday the 13th!

Thats pretty crazy...  :shocking:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 13, 2009, 02:12:37 PM
I was boasting on another forum two days ago about how my Xbox 360 bought on Friday the 13th of October 2006 has never had a problem.

I just got three red lights. :(



And yet, that is hilariously ironic. :laugh:



OMGWTF! Today is Friday the 13th and I bought it on Friday the 13th!

M$ say 10% failure rate, yet from people I know it's got to be much higher than that. My roommate got RROD'd three times, this last time he sold it and bought a PSTripple


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: BadEnoughDude on February 13, 2009, 06:54:12 PM
If you don't own Burnout Paradise, shame on you.

I can say the same thing about countless RPGs that you probably don't have :)

No really shame on you. Burnout series is amazing.

I do have Burnout Paradise for my PSP, and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Still though, I prefer a good Strategy/RPG game :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 13, 2009, 08:59:50 PM
I was boasting on another forum two days ago about how my Xbox 360 bought on Friday the 13th of October 2006 has never had a problem.

I just got three red lights. :(
Ah, bad luck. :(

What are you going to do with it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 15, 2009, 07:13:00 PM
A fun trailer of Comic-Con 09
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/45494.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on February 15, 2009, 07:27:52 PM
I got round to phoning Microsoft customer support today but the automated woman said "Welcome to Xbax customer services. Please go to xbax.com/support to register your Xbax 360 console for repair. What would you like to do? *option 1* *option 2* *option 3*"

"*option 2*"

"*option 2* Please go to xbax.com/support to register your Xbax 360 console for repair. What would you like to do? *option 4* *option 5* *option 6*"

"*option 6*"

"*option 6* Please go to xbax.com/support to register your Xbax 360 console for repair-
*beep*beep*boop*

Mum had picked up the other phone and started pushing buttons. >:(

I hung up but then realised customer services had closed fifteen minutes before I called. :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on February 18, 2009, 12:57:34 PM
I just took my Xbox 360 to the UPS depot. They could have collected it but that would have meant waiting in all day, and the depot is easy to get to.

I pressed the buzzer on the door and as soon as I went in the guy said "Ah, Xbox!" :laugh: Then he explained how long it would be and stuff. It was funny how he didn't even see the label before saying that. Probably something to do with a geeky looking young male with a big box walking into a courier that only deals with large business orders.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 25, 2009, 07:44:16 AM
This is a fun video (and I like the music too :P)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzxT_ORH_4k


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tondog on February 25, 2009, 02:35:56 PM
Braid's coming to Steam! :D

http://store.steampowered.com/news/2291/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 25, 2009, 03:41:12 PM
I just took my Xbox 360 to the UPS depot. They could have collected it but that would have meant waiting in all day, and the depot is easy to get to.

I pressed the buzzer on the door and as soon as I went in the guy said "Ah, Xbox!" :laugh: Then he explained how long it would be and stuff. It was funny how he didn't even see the label before saying that. Probably something to do with a geeky looking young male with a big box walking into a courier that only deals with large business orders.

Or the sheer number of them that they get.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on March 03, 2009, 11:42:30 AM
I got my Xbox 360 back today. :D I got home from work at 4:05pm, said hello to everyone then the UPS van pulled up outside the house. The report says they've fixed the motherboard (red light problem) and the DVD drive (I assume because it was sticking. When I tried to open it, I had to wiggle it a bit to get it out). I had taken the face plate off before sending it, and they've put a new one on. I was hoping for that because the old one has some broken springs, so the flaps don't close properly. It's the same console I had before.

I'm going to test it now. But I already have a problem. I bought it on Friday the 13th of October 2006, it died on Friday the 13th of February 2009, and now it's taken them 13 days to get it back to me from the day I sent it off. I'm not superstitious, but that's bugging me a bit.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 03, 2009, 01:13:07 PM
I got my Xbox 360 back today. :D
Nice! :D


I'm going to test it now. But I already have a problem. I bought it on Friday the 13th of October 2006, it died on Friday the 13th of February 2009, and now it's taken them 13 days to get it back to me from the day I sent it off. I'm not superstitious, but that's bugging me a bit.
Just a coincidence. ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on March 03, 2009, 03:06:18 PM
The new DVD drive in this one is SOOO much quieter than the old one. I can barely hear it above the fans! The fans are still noisy, but the drive is not nearly as bad as it used to be.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 11, 2009, 08:44:55 AM
The AVGN shows his NES collection and tells a bit about it, quite interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrVVO1coh08


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: fatlittlenick on March 16, 2009, 02:32:34 AM
The AVGN shows his NES collection and tells a bit about it, quite interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrVVO1coh08

Ah yes. I watched this yesterday, his collection is incredible.
I kind of got over The AVGN last year, i think hearing him say "fuck-balls" all the time got old on me, but I'm back and watching his episodes and I'm glad I doing it!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 16, 2009, 08:57:22 AM
Ah yes. I watched this yesterday, his collection is incredible.
I kind of got over The AVGN last year, i think hearing him say "fuck-balls" all the time got old on me, but I'm back and watching his episodes and I'm glad I doing it!
Yeah, he overdoes it in some of his videos, but overall, I think it's still great to watch.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Barracuda on March 16, 2009, 09:21:33 AM
Do Centaurs appear in any games other than the Shining Force games?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 16, 2009, 09:34:38 AM
Do Centaurs appear in any games other than the Shining Force games?
There's a Centaur in one of the Harry Potter games. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on March 16, 2009, 01:33:55 PM
Disney's Hercules on the PS1.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 19, 2009, 09:05:39 PM
So one of the things i traded with NES_Rules for was the case i needed to complete a  PSX copy of THPS3.
After searching thru my whole god damned closet i can't find it. Which sucks because the only 2 nonCIB CD games i couldn't find were THPS2 and THPS3. The other 12+ were all stacked right on top of each other where they should have been.

Do Centaurs appear in any games other than the Shining Force games?

Mini list.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur#Games

Arcana for SNES
The Yu-Gi-Oh games have a centaur character card.
And the Chronicle of Narnia game
Also in TONS of RPGs.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 21, 2009, 05:45:39 PM
Fun video from ScrewAttack:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/46682.html

And another one:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/46851.html

And another one:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/46952.html

You really got to see the last one, the ending is hilarious. :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: froggin ashbowl on March 22, 2009, 04:26:00 PM
i dont know if anyone's touched on this recently but has any other company besides Nintendo have a "seal of quality" or anything like that? seriously, when i buy a new game i am now asked if i'd like to pay an extra dollar for "gameguard". i suspect either (store) greed tactics or a falling out between retail outlets and manufacturers. when i decline the gameguard, i get an attitude from the sales guy/chick and i find myself arguing about the concept of customer service and such and that 60$ plus tax of enough of my money. it may not seem like alot of money but a dollar is a dollar and why should one pay for something that was granted only 10-15 years earlier? apparently many people paid anyways


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tan on March 22, 2009, 07:58:23 PM
i dont know if anyone's touched on this recently but has any other company besides Nintendo have a "seal of quality" or anything like that? seriously, when i buy a new game i am now asked if i'd like to pay an extra dollar for "gameguard". i suspect either (store) greed tactics or a falling out between retail outlets and manufacturers. when i decline the gameguard, i get an attitude from the sales guy/chick and i find myself arguing about the concept of customer service and such and that 60$ plus tax of enough of my money. it may not seem like alot of money but a dollar is a dollar and why should one pay for something that was granted only 10-15 years earlier? apparently many people paid anyways

While the Nintendo Seal of Quality is a standard by which they guarantee the software is compatible with your Nintendo hardware, it has no bearing on software quality or factory defects. All it means is that a game with that seal is guaranteed able to be played in the hardware it's advertised for.

Gameguard is a warranty in which they'll replace your copy should something happen to it physically, similar to a hardware warranty you'd buy for anything else. Whether it's a good deal or not depends on how you treat your discs, who uses them and the condition in which you bought it in the first place.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: froggin ashbowl on March 22, 2009, 09:38:13 PM
While the Nintendo Seal of Quality is a standard by which they guarantee the software is compatible with your Nintendo hardware, it has no bearing on software quality or factory defects. All it means is that a game with that seal is guaranteed able to be played in the hardware it's advertised for.

Gameguard is a warranty in which they'll replace your copy should something happen to it physically, similar to a hardware warranty you'd buy for anything else. Whether it's a good deal or not depends on how you treat your discs, who uses them and the condition in which you bought it in the first place.

well it was to my understanding at the time the nintendo seal was to ensure not only would it play on said system but that also it was a game coded into a complete and competent game. take atari's E.T. for example- it was a slop job. it barely met the criteria to even be called a game. i played it many times when i was young and still doubt that it could be "completed". i'd get trapped in that pit and have to reset but i guess maybe the "seal" was nothing more than a marketing buzzword and eye catcher; something to reassure players that nintendo games had more integrity than the "other" games i guess.

your explaination for the game guard sounds better than what i was told by GameCrazy employees. i was informed that if you bought your brand spanking new game, opened it and found it cracked, scratched, or even if the condition was perfect but failed to work on your system, THEN you could return it for immediate replacement. otherwise, without the gameguard, you'd have to send the disc to the manufacturer. i never got any impression that it covered defects based on how one treated their disc.
remember when people got their halo 3 limited edition copies? a good deal of the discs came off the spindle during shipment thus receiving scratches. i just think it's shady and parasitic to lay the outcome of good customer service based on whether or not one paid the buck or not.



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 22, 2009, 11:00:27 PM
90% of all warranties are bullshit.
Gamegaurd is a waste because when i was working at gamecrazy if there was some problem with the game itself we replaced them on the spot(i never had to do it myself so the problem was rare if it happened at all).

As for Nintendos seal of quality actually look at it.
It was reduced to just being a seal YEARS ago. ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Cobra on March 23, 2009, 02:12:50 AM
I use to always assumed the Nintendo & Sega seals of quality referred to the quality of the game itself and it meant they guaranteed a good game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 23, 2009, 07:46:16 AM
I use to always assumed the Nintendo & Sega seals of quality referred to the quality of the game itself and it meant they guaranteed a good game.
Everyone knows that's just not true. There are horrible games with those seals, too.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 27, 2009, 10:33:17 PM
The Tapwave Zodiac makes an appearance in Stargate SG-1 episode "The Quest (Part 1)".

Added this to hardware trivia.

We were watching TV sorta talking and i saw it and just said Tapwave Zodiac!
To make sure i was right i looked up a picture of it online and i was i totally rock.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: froggin ashbowl on March 28, 2009, 03:24:56 AM
Here's a random videogame related thought-
I think it's so damn sad how i get parents who walk into the pawn shop i work at and get a loan on their children's system and games.
I know of one mother who makes good money working prison security yet, comes in once a week to to either pawn or pick up her son's 120 GB 360. Poor guy doesn't have much of a chance to fill that HD in the slightest.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 28, 2009, 07:03:02 AM
I know of one mother who makes good money working prison security yet, comes in once a week to to either pawn or pick up her son's 120 GB 360. Poor guy doesn't have much of a chance to fill that HD in the slightest.
That's sad. If she makes good money, why would she need to pawn something all the time?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 28, 2009, 09:56:41 AM
Blows the money on something else knowing she can always loan out that 360 for cash.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: froggin ashbowl on March 29, 2009, 04:02:49 PM
It's really sad. At least that lady was able to pick up on the 360 loan while others let their children's systems stay in for 2-3 months before redemption.
Sometimes I question the morality of the nature of the business I work in; although, come to think of it, I get paid crap wages (like everyone else) and manage to pay rent, bills, gas, food, car insurance and feed a cat single handedly, without giving up gaming god-like goodness.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: gamepopper101 on March 29, 2009, 04:21:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJSu12sWPFY

I know this isn't gaming but isn't it just awesome?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on April 23, 2012, 11:52:49 AM
I finally got round to trying out video on the PSP. And...it works just fine.

I had to search a bit to find a decent video converter. I first installed "PSP Video 9", but that's an ad-infested piece or junk, so I searched for something else and found "SUPER", which is pretty damn stacked with options. I tried converting using the MPEG-4 codec in SUPER, but for some reason my PSP doesn't recognize the files that I ended up with, even though they were MP4 files. Then I tried converting with H.265/AVC and that works perfectly. 480x270 resolution, 1248kbps video and 256kbps audio. A two minute video (original file being an HD video) is still like 20MB, so to save space I'd use lower bitrates.

I can recommend "SUPER" to anyone who is looking to convert videos for the PSP. It can convert just about anything else on the planet as well, but I only used it for the PSP.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 23, 2012, 12:21:27 PM
Didn't you post about using video or pics on the PSP ages ago during a train ride or some thing and i asked if it was porn?

EDIT
No point in me checking since it probably happened after 2k9.
Just another useless post from me. Move it along nothing to see here.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on April 23, 2012, 12:34:28 PM
Handbrake also works well for converting videos to PSP format. h.264 encoding with stereo at that low of resolution makes them very small. Plus, you can easily queue up a bunch of videos and let them run in a batch.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on April 23, 2012, 12:39:36 PM
Yes, but I posted about trying out pictures and music on the PSP, but I hadn't tried out video at that point. Today I have.

And yes, you did ask something like "Why would you want to try out video on the PSP? For porn?". ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on April 27, 2012, 09:34:34 PM
http://www.ps3trophies.org/news/news-6521-Ubisoft-Confirms-Origins-Follow-Up-Rayman-Legends.html

OMG!!!! A sequel to Rayman Origins has been confirmed.  This is awesome news.  It was probably my GOTY for 2011.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on May 05, 2012, 11:38:08 AM
I finally decided to create a Club Nintendo account and register the few Nintendo systems/games I have.

Quick question: how long do the points remain valid after registration? How much time do I have to save up for something I like? I've registered my Wii and DSi XL today, so it's unlikely I'll have this many stars again in the future.


EDIT: Nevermind, I already ordered an Animal Crossing CD. Not exactly fantastic, but atleast it's the best I could get with the points I have. All the better prizes are atleast twice as expensive and I don't see myself getting that many points soon. I still have some points left. Interestingly, I was able to register my Game Boy Player, which I bought off eBay, but none of the GameCube games I have.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 05, 2012, 01:30:06 PM
Nintendo emailed me about points expiring. I should check into that.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on May 07, 2012, 05:09:16 PM
Nintendo emailed me about points expiring. I should check into that.

What are you going to do? Ask to trade them for MS points?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 07, 2012, 05:11:05 PM
Hope that i have enough to get something worth a damn. I have no interest in a poster or a wiimote holder or stickers or hanafuda cards.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 08, 2012, 12:28:20 AM
Copy pasted this from Facebook.
The are responses to a Kotaku news post about the Vita coming in a new color. It made me laugh alot.

Sam Baiamonte Problem solved!
30 minutes ago Like 3

Jeremy Marks How bout some red?
29 minutes ago Like

Kyle Milner Now where are the games?
29 minutes ago Like 11

Colin Kauffman Should have called it Walter White.
29 minutes ago Like 1

Marcus Burkhalter Oh joy! That totally makes up for it not having games!
29 minutes ago Like 12

Julian Atomsk yawn...
29 minutes ago Like

Michael Hess oh wow... whoopy... now you can see all the grim from when the kids are playing with it lol... Lemme know when they finally make colors like a Dark Purple, then il buy.
28 minutes ago Like

Martin Waters Still not buying one.... -_-
27 minutes ago Like 2

Dragonbox Sun Bring on the red one with a transformers g1 game and a Hotrod theme system!!!
27 minutes ago Like

Tanya Spence What's a play station vita?
26 minutes ago via mobile Like 1

Mikey Thompson Doesn't change the fact that it's a pile of shit with no games.
26 minutes ago via mobile Like 2

J Michael Hulsey Hey Sony , instead of a new PSP color how about being less out of touch with your fan base. no?
26 minutes ago Like 1

Sasha Marina Palacio I enjoy my piano black, but seriously can't wait for more games (like gravity rush) and a blazing blue color!
26 minutes ago via mobile Like 3

Nick Bonkers Perry Oh hey did it fix the placement of the right analog stick next to those tiny ass buttons? No? Oh well.
Sony just doesn't get it.
26 minutes ago Like

Matt Razincka Still no Monster Hunter. I'm not convinced!
26 minutes ago Like

Simon Woon Nobody's gonna buy the new color if theres no new software ...
25 minutes ago Like

T.j. Scott Looks slick. Might have to pick it up. Sadly mh is not on the agenda is seams, but Ragnarok will have to do for now :P
24 minutes ago Like 1

Dave Edge Where's the UMD Passport, Sony?
23 minutes ago Like

Drew Blatherskite Playstation Vita? Still not a GBA.
23 minutes ago Like

Bill Stanton I was a huge fan of the original PSP at launch... And then the bummer that was Sony's handling of the USA market set in. I wouldn't blow money on a Vita if it was a portable PS4 for fifty bucks.
22 minutes ago Like

Samuel Henninger Anyone remember that "racist" ad Sony made when the PSP came out in white?
21 minutes ago Like

Kyle Kenrick Playstation = Crap!
21 minutes ago Like

Rick Norman Video out or not interested.
20 minutes ago via mobile Like

Filipe Albuquerque No new color can save PS Mortis from its terrible fate...
19 minutes ago Like

Tabitha Mackin Lol. $300 for a fucking handheld gaming system? No thanks. Take a lesson from nintendo and see what happens when you try that on people...lol!
15 minutes ago Like 2

Jay Curtin I'm waiting on the Crystal Pepsi version.
14 minutes ago Like

Joshua John Carmichael SHOCKING TWIST!
OMG
10 minutes ago Like 1

Jesus Chu sure you wouldnt bill stanton lol
6 minutes ago Like

Kevin John O'Keefe Does it also come in playable?
5 minutes ago via mobile Like

Douglas Fortenberry Colors dont effect the gameplay.




I don't care enough to remove peoples names. Anyone who "likes" Kotaku on Facebook can see them anyways so it isn't like i am making private information public.

EDIT
A couple more

Steven Nantista Still waiting for a 3DS lite
4 minutes ago via mobile Like

Armando Cesar Alicea Hmmm what's that I hear ? Oh yeah is Sony still getting raped in sales by the 3DS oh Sony! you silly goose you...
3 minutes ago Like

Vinny Tuzeo WHITE?!?!?! INSPIRED!!!
about a minute ago Like

This Day In Technology <-------------------------
about a minute ago Like


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on May 08, 2012, 09:50:55 AM
There's some funny ones in there. I liked "PlayStation Mortis". Haha.

To be honest, the Vita looks slick, but..

- I don't like touchscreens, especially on a handheld where you have to touch with your hands...leaving the screen dirty.
- Piano black finish? More fingerprint goodness!
- There haven't been any new games since the launch.
- It's pretty expensive for a handheld, granted so are high-end smartphones (even more so).
- The tiny proprietary memory cards! Why, Sony, why? This is the memory stick all over again, except the memory stick was used for digital cameras back in the day! I was looking at the cards in store and the 32GB one is like 90. Rediculous.
- I read the analog sticks are flimsy and the buttons are absolutely tiny, which is odd as the PSP had good buttons.



Some more unrelated news: EA was voted worst company in the US. Really? Worse than companies that pollute? Worse than companies that make people fat (fastfood)? Worse than companies that rely on child/slave labor? C'mon....the Mass Effect 3 ending overreaction has had its run, let it die already.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 08, 2012, 12:44:06 PM
McDonalds makes people fat but not angry and for the last year they have been running healthy food ads and serving apples and other shit that no one will get instead of fries.

Solutia doesn't make people mad. Even the ones who live in the trailer park right next to it and glow at night. (I think that was mostly when the plant was still Monsanto though)

Apple only uses kids in china to make phones so americans don't care since that doesn't take place in america. That would make them the bet of the worst companies using child labor in china probably.

EA is in america. It has pissed americans off. You should still be able to find the college basketball style bracket to vote for the "winners".


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on May 08, 2012, 01:08:53 PM
EA is in america. It has pissed americans off. You should still be able to find the college basketball style bracket to vote for the "winners".

It is video game company so it is retarded it is #1. With the housing market the way it is and what the banks have done I would vote for one of those.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 08, 2012, 01:53:20 PM
EA is in america. It has pissed americans off. You should still be able to find the college basketball style bracket to vote for the "winners".

It is video game company so it is retarded it is #1. With the housing market the way it is and what the banks have done I would vote for one of those.

I think Bank of America was runner up.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 08, 2012, 01:55:46 PM
EA is in america. It has pissed americans off. You should still be able to find the college basketball style bracket to vote for the "winners".

But they pissed off a bunch of 4channers and redditors, and we all know that they run the internet and are the authority of morals and important political and corporate problems.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 08, 2012, 02:07:43 PM
That's funny. That actually came up in the corporate meeting today. ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: FireStar on May 08, 2012, 02:41:33 PM
Steven Nantista Still waiting for a 3DS lite
4 minutes ago via mobile Like
Are you sure that wasn't in a discussion of the upcoming Purple 3DS? (or any discussion about the 3DS, for that matter)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 08, 2012, 04:36:03 PM
Positive. Go to the Kotaku Facebook page you can read it yourself. It was like 18 hours ago so i can only assume the Vita hete got even better.
3DS has been pretty shitty based on everything i have seen/heard. Granted i don't look to hard since it doesn't interest me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: FireStar on May 08, 2012, 04:54:20 PM
The eShop games for 3DS are surprisingly good considering nintendo's history with downloads, but otherwise all you're missing without the 3DS is Kid Icarus and Streetpass(If you live in a decent sized city).

Speaking of 3DS, I noticed on nintendo's website that Nintendo has a "Only on" banner for 3DS, like N64 and GC games did. (Coincidently, the purple 3DS is what this is paired with) Maybe we'll start seeing "only on" on 3DS games. There better be good exclusives for 3DS by that time to justify it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on May 08, 2012, 06:55:39 PM
Positive. Go to the Kotaku Facebook page you can read it yourself. It was like 18 hours ago so i can only assume the Vita hete got even better.
3DS has been pretty shitty based on everything i have seen/heard. Granted i don't look to hard since it doesn't interest me.

I'm holding out until the 3DSi XL iteration. ;) By that time it'll have an interesting library of games to pick up.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 09, 2012, 12:45:59 PM
THE MAXIMUM GLOVE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg82THqkfVU

If you can find and watch the full episode do it. Other wise just watch the first minute of that link.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on May 09, 2012, 11:04:04 PM
Supposedly Wolfenstein 3D is free to play in your browser here:

http://wolfenstein.bethsoft.com/


It didn't work for me  :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on May 10, 2012, 01:05:47 PM
Supposedly Wolfenstein 3D is free to play in your browser here:

http://wolfenstein.bethsoft.com/


It didn't work for me  :(

Works perfectly for me. Just cruised through the first level, for old times sake. One of the first games I've ever played. Ah, 1994, where are you? :(

Look at this!  ;)

(http://www.coflash.com/stuff/absolutionpreorder.jpg)
http://www.coflash.com/stuff/absolutionpreorder.jpg


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on May 10, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
Another reason Android > iOS/WP7

http://mycolorscreen.com/2012/05/06/super-smash-bros-brawl-wip/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on May 10, 2012, 07:52:47 PM
That is really cool.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 10, 2012, 08:21:17 PM
Another reason Android > iOS/WP7

Duh.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on May 11, 2012, 12:28:48 PM
Another reason Android > iOS/WP7

http://mycolorscreen.com/2012/05/06/super-smash-bros-brawl-wip/

Huh?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 11, 2012, 06:36:23 PM
I don't have audio but i know the visuals made me laugh. Spoiler the end is a surprise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwNVQvygCNQ&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: FireStar on May 11, 2012, 07:19:33 PM
The "surprise" was pretty funny especially since it is way more of a cheap loss than any of the other examples.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 13, 2012, 08:29:12 PM
Some may remember that I was creating a gameroom in my garage over the last year.  Due to the downtime and the restore the blog disappeared.  The dream is still alive and well.  Spent the last day and a half in the garage moving shelving and organizing 4,000+ games, strat guides, mags, and toys.  The plan has changed and the garage room is going to be the vault/overflow.  I took over the back bedroom and made it the gameroom.  Hope to take some pics this week and upload them.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 13, 2012, 09:42:01 PM
Interesting read:
http://www.trueachievements.com/n8725/the-business-of-gaming.htm


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on May 31, 2012, 02:56:20 PM
just tried to play goldeneye with one and two controllers. i just couldnt get used to the controls at all!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on June 01, 2012, 05:09:33 PM
just tried to play goldeneye with one and two controllers. i just couldnt get used to the controls at all!

And to think those controls were at one point seen as the staple for console FPS games. They feel very weird now, going back. But some people still wish FPS games had Goldeneye controls instead of what today's analog sticks do.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 03, 2012, 12:01:11 PM
Videogames have taught me that during World War 2 each battle was essentially won by a single man and that no troops would advance regardless of their rank without him first moving forward and clearing a path.

I have also learned that this man was the ultimate super soldier and glowed like neon because he drew the fire/attention of all enemy troops regardless of any allies that may be closer to those enemies.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 03, 2012, 12:26:49 PM
While playing 999 I've run into a good number of awesome references including the memorable and timeless, "Well excuuuuuuuse me Princess," line that I'm sure we all have some memories about. :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on June 15, 2012, 07:51:05 PM
This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while. For some reason I can't stop laughing, it just looks so over-the-top. I understand cars have G-forces when they accelerate rapidly, but this guy looks like he's aiming for the stars half the time. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFCRh-anfRg


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: FireStar on June 15, 2012, 08:12:59 PM
Why would you even need that thing to tilt up and down for driving games?!! Are all the hills at 90 degree angles?!
Entertaining to watch though, I can imagine flight simulators or space combat games in that.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on June 15, 2012, 09:21:52 PM
Why would you even need that thing to tilt up and down for driving games?!! Are all the hills at 90 degree angles?!
Entertaining to watch though, I can imagine flight simulators or space combat games in that.

I think they try to simulate the feeling of being pushed into your seat when accelerating by having the whole contraption tilt. It might feel more realistic when you're in it and actually focussing on the game rather than looking at it. I have to say it still cracks me up how the whole thing wobbles around when he shifts gears.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on June 19, 2012, 12:52:29 PM
That is pretty funny.  I would love to see a more practical solution to replicating g-forces, though I'm not sure how it would be done.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on June 19, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
That is awesome!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 19, 2012, 04:56:23 PM
The two Worlds of Ultima games have been released on GOG.

They are both FREE!

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/worlds_of_ultima_the_savage_empire

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/ultima_worlds_of_adventure_2_martian_dreams


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 15, 2012, 02:20:44 PM
Cleaned up the gameroom today.  Took some lesser played games to the garage and organized the good stuff.  Swept the floors and dusted.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on July 29, 2012, 09:51:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37ER1zpg_F4


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 30, 2012, 07:51:11 PM
Added a Halo Warthog that I found at a thrift to the gameroom today.  It is a minature Warthog that cost .29


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on August 09, 2012, 05:09:54 PM
https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/29508.do

Club Nintendo has a gold Wii Nunchuk for 900 coins.  I'm kinda disappointed that the cable itself isn't gold as well, but I'm glad to finally get an actual controller from Club Nintendo.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 09, 2012, 06:53:40 PM
i was just looking at that myself, i think i'm at 790 coins so it looks like i'll be buying some more wii or 3ds games this paycheck ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 09, 2012, 08:03:19 PM
Spent about a hour pulling doubles off the shelves in the garage.  Found about a dozen doubles that I added to my trade pile.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 10, 2012, 02:05:39 PM
I am pretty sure i had several hundred unused coins expire...
The codes didn't cost me anything but i could have given them to others so i kind of feel like an ass :-/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 10, 2012, 10:37:50 PM
Dusted the 3do off and gave it a few hours of play tonight. 


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 13, 2012, 11:42:49 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BEwi9AP79Jo/SX2NLybcgnI/AAAAAAAAAkA/OzclH_M5kis/s400/tattoo_luck2heaven.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 14, 2012, 10:02:00 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BEwi9AP79Jo/SX2NLybcgnI/AAAAAAAAAkA/OzclH_M5kis/s400/tattoo_luck2heaven.jpg)

That is awesome and retarded all at the same time!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 14, 2012, 06:58:10 PM
The wife had a curb find waiting on me when I got home yesterday.  A nice dvd/cd storage shelf about 3ft long and 5ft tall.  Nothing wrong but alittle bowing in the shelves.  Just turn them over or cut new boards.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 16, 2012, 11:24:11 AM
Threw away 2 ps2, 2genesis, nes, scores of orphan boxes/manuals and dozens of loose disc based games.

Shame on me...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Seno on September 18, 2012, 12:54:38 PM
Anyone searched for zerg rush in google?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on September 18, 2012, 02:08:58 PM
Anyone searched for zerg rush in google?

Awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 24, 2012, 03:10:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/P9PmQ.jpg)

Fucking stoners.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Razor Knuckles on September 24, 2012, 03:25:28 PM
^ Thats awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 24, 2012, 04:02:31 PM
It's ruined! :'(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 24, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
It's ruined! :'(

And since the poster never said if it was tested or not we can assume it wasn't. Its a sad day for any Nintendo collector.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Razor Knuckles on September 24, 2012, 04:29:45 PM
Probably had one of those new fangled flat-screen T.V.'s where the zapper doesn't work on it. Great to see someone put use to it.

Hey, speaking of randomness.

Early this year I picked up a SNES from the thift shop for $5. The bastard didn't want to work, all it displayed was a scrambled mess of colorful lines on the screen. So naturally I turned it into a night stand lamp. The power switch on the SNES turns the lamp on and off. I need to find a Nintendo themed lampshade to complete the look.

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/lamp008.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: OatBob on September 25, 2012, 08:55:30 PM
So 25 years later, what are you guys still playing?

Kirby (celebrated here (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=U-132-S-09530-A))

or

Street Fighter (check this (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=U-115-S-10480-A) out)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on September 25, 2012, 10:38:56 PM
So 25 years later, what are you guys still playing?

Kirby (celebrated here (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=U-132-S-09530-A))

or

Street Fighter (check this (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=U-115-S-10480-A) out)

Got 'em both ;)

And I have to say, if it's just me, Kirby.  If a friend is over, my Ryu knows no true challenger... oh I wish that were true.  I used to think I was good at Street Fighter games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on October 08, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
They're at it again!

http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Seno on October 10, 2012, 11:43:39 AM
Bloody Peta, protesting the rights of fictional creatures while euthanizing the real ones.

On a gaming related note just been sorting though my collection while moving into my games room - its amazing how crap you accumulate over the years, got about 40 games to go into the sale pile.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Nightowljrm on October 10, 2012, 07:44:13 PM
At this point, PETA has become a walking joke about themselves. I honestly can't tell if they're serious or trolling. I really can't... It'd make sense of Pokemon were a brand new thing, but it's not. Aren't they a bit late to hate it, much like SMB3? ... *sigh*


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Quackula on October 11, 2012, 09:40:05 AM
Basically, Peta does this stuff because people will talk about it, and once people start talking about the latest Peta shennanigans, they'll likely start talking about animal rights in general.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 02, 2012, 09:33:01 PM
For those who actually read my posts in the gaming diary and are curios as to why i have played an extraordianary amount of shitty games this year...

I am fairly certain i have mentioned before i am in a year long scoring competition (GTASC link to my team: http://www.gtasc.net/team-51.php )

It started out with 100 teams comprised of 5 players each at the beginning of the year. Down to 14 teams now with 2 more getting eliminated tomorrow night.

I have really enjoyed being part of it as i have never done anything remotely like it before. It has driven me to play games i never would have and in the process met some people who i also probably would have never talked to otherwise.

The downside is i have skipped out on playing quite a few games i would have really liked to play just to stay in the competition because of the way scoring works.

With only 5 weeks(?) left i am really burnt out but still giving it my all. They have already posted rules for next year but i won't be competing. I wouldn't end up playing to win. And what is the point in joining a competition if your not going to try and win it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 03, 2012, 02:03:15 AM
so that's why you've been playing so many crappy games. every time i saw your wall of text about phone games i was always like ugh why is he doing this Lol. glad to see it wasn't your regular choice of games to play.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 03, 2012, 10:57:15 AM
Looking forward to The Darkness 2, Borderlands 2, Halo 4, the long over due Crackdown and a dozen or 2 other quality titles.

I'll still be playing crappy games but I won't have to dedicate myself myself to them. I have managed to clear out a huge backlog this year though :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 07, 2012, 03:18:58 PM
Karateka launch video. Very well done and amusing :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6pDy-CSFsPs


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 07, 2012, 07:33:59 PM
I drove by this new place in town called Veldt and this is all I could think of.

(http://splodinator.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/The-Veldt.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on November 11, 2012, 01:28:58 PM
Not sure if its the right thread but whatever. My friend is going to take my Wii and mod it to put I guess a home brew channel so I can play ever nes and snes game.
Sounds awesome. I often become frustrated when my games don't work after cleaning them. This won't stop me from collecting actual carts

I love the artwork and nostalgia of it.
Anyone had this done ?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk (sweet!)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 11, 2012, 01:31:33 PM
My team was eliminated by 256 points last night.
Nearly immediately after eliminations we put up over1k points lulz.

Placed 11th out of 100 teams. We would have gotten eliminated this week most likely. So it would have been awesome to make it to the top 10 but It has been a LONG haul this year scoring for the competition.

I am celebrating today by playing Halo 4.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 14, 2012, 10:55:00 PM
There seems to be a new used game store opening up in my town. There hasn't been one here for several years, ever since Game Crazy closed. Well there is a GS but that doesn't really count. But now I'll have a real life independent game store to go to. I don't really know if this will do me much good in the end as I don't normally spend all that much on games. This year I have been somewhat of a high roller though.....Anyways new old game store!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 14, 2012, 10:57:35 PM
It feels good.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 15, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
Yes. Yes it does.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 15, 2012, 08:08:43 PM
I approve!
I have a couple that have cropped up in my area but from what i hear prices>selection. Which makes me sad and not want to bother checking them out


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 15, 2012, 08:43:01 PM
Went to the new old game store today, as they just opened. Bought a couple of games, chatted up the owner and manager and watched the end of SW ep III with them. The owner guy has another store in a nearby town, I've been to that one a couple of times. The prices at these stores are.....healthy.....similar to eBay minus shipping. Selection was good enough, there was an Earthbound there, loose with strategy guide, $260 if I remember right. But there was a good amount of PS1,2 and Xbox games at not too bad of prices.

I'm happy to have a used game store in my town again, and its just down the street from me!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on November 16, 2012, 09:54:47 AM
Any Dreamcast or Saturn stuff?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 16, 2012, 11:43:30 PM
No. That is actually what I was most keeping an eye out for too. It didn't look like they were done setting up the store. I did talk with the owner and it sounds like they get all sorts of stuff in at his other store. He mentioned things like Virtual Boy and Jaguar so I'm sure I'll find Dreamcast and Saturn stuff in the future.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 18, 2012, 01:06:17 PM
Duke/Crabby:
CROSS PLATFORM IS NOT A VARIANT GAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
CROSS REGION IS NOT A VARIANT GAAAAAHHHHHHH

You can't own SMB Wii compilation to substitute for SNES one. They are different systems. Different hardware different software different everything.

Your personal opinions on variants in some instances made sense but in other ways drove me up a wall.

On the whole another good ep guys :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 18, 2012, 04:11:11 PM
Duke/Crabby:
CROSS PLATFORM IS NOT A VARIANT GAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
CROSS REGION IS NOT A VARIANT GAAAAAHHHHHHH

You can't own SMB Wii compilation to substitute for SNES one. They are different systems. Different hardware different software different everything.

Your personal opinions on variants in some instances made sense but in other ways drove me up a wall.

On the whole another good ep guys :)

that part bothered me too XD a re-released port of a game on a different system does not equal the original cartridge.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 19, 2012, 06:56:58 PM
Shadow it looks like our heavy investment could pay off!
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=reckoning%20signature&rt=nc&_pppn=r1&LH_Complete=1

Mine is still in the box it was shipped in. I actually forgot about it until 5minutes ago when trying to think of what i was missing from my oversized 360 games lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: OatBob on November 19, 2012, 07:03:06 PM
I'm just going to leave this here.

(http://www.insertcoinclothing.com/media/images/products/123_3.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SideshowSam on November 19, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
if only i could meet a girl who carried one of those....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 19, 2012, 08:02:28 PM
if only i could meet a girl who carried one of those....

I'd probably just keep trying to push the 'Open' button over and over hoping for something else to open.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: OatBob on November 19, 2012, 09:17:19 PM
"Hey you!"

Did anyone else notice the shirt too?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 19, 2012, 11:07:00 PM
Jet Set Radio?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 20, 2012, 07:23:06 PM
ebay auction  unfortunately was not for the girl :-/
(http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/happyshop9000/880288-800.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 20, 2012, 09:05:39 PM
I like this thread.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 20, 2012, 09:07:33 PM
Anyone played Absolution yet? Not sure if I should exchange currency for it. Everyone saying it's too linear is scaring me off.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 21, 2012, 12:48:51 AM
i watched a trailer for it, it doesn't look like what i think of when i think hitman. i'm not too familiar with the series, but i have played a little years ago on ps2, and back then it was definitely a stealth game. now, when i watch the trailer, the voice over lady says "the ultimate experience in stealth gameplay" as the hitman is walking away from an explosion. not really what i would call stealth.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 21, 2012, 10:52:33 AM
Lack of stealth would have been him staring at the building with a rocket launcher and people taking cover behind vehicles trying and failing to shoot him.

Explosions do not cancel out stealth all by themselves.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 21, 2012, 01:03:55 PM
I feel the need to kill some virtual turkeys.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 21, 2012, 01:17:42 PM
Lack of stealth would have been him staring at the building with a rocket launcher and people taking cover behind vehicles trying and failing to shoot him.

Explosions do not cancel out stealth all by themselves.

Yeah, you could sabotage stuff plenty and not get caught in the last few games. The linearity is what scares me most, the game should be open-ended and let me choose my way or I don't want it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 22, 2012, 01:54:42 PM
I was just looking at completed listings on ebay. The Atari homebrew, Halo 2600, I just bought in September for $30 is regularly selling for $150 plus. So that's pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 22, 2012, 07:35:28 PM
While pulling shit from the top of my closet* i came across what i thought was going to eb another box of games. it turned out to be 1 of the 2 boxes of Hardy Boys books that i have. I got the whole series as a gift when i was 14 or so. If memory serves about 3/4th of them are originals and the rest were re-publishings. Not a single one ever got the cover cracked...

I also rediscovered my Naki Gamesavers for the SNES!
Probably one of my favorite pick ups in the wild. Quite possibly the best too. I picked up one from a shop maybe my first year of actively collecting. The guy said he had a bunch more stored away and i ended up buying 5 brand new ones still in their original shipping box.

* i quickly realized i had put things up there before hanging the shelves below. Getting them back down out no easy task... Getting things back up there will be easier on the plus side. But i think i am going to put some of the long collectors editions so i can get


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 22, 2012, 07:37:48 PM
it turned out to be 1 of the 2 boxes of Hardy Boys books that i have.

i used to love the Hardy Boys series, i had quite a few of them but i think i only read about 10-15 of them at the most.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2012, 08:09:14 PM
I frantically was searching for my game.com stuff and even drove back over to my parents house to try and find it.
Then the suppressed memories of me selling everything started trickling back in...

I can't find the box with the plastic tabs sticking out of the top because i fit them into an interlocking pattern laying down... and i did have the games in the closet here and the system in the closet there... and a huge stack of games didn't fit on that top shelf before...


Now i am sad. I almost had the library finished. It will be easy enough to repurchase nearly everything but having to pay 6-10$s shipping for each game blows. The shipping cost me as much or more than nearly everything for the system :-/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 29, 2012, 05:33:24 PM
The poster that came with Swords and Serpents is badass.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 03, 2012, 12:49:45 AM
Lightspan has either tanked in value or this guy just really wants these to move.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Playstation-1-Lightspan-Educational-Games-with-Box-40-games-/170951027466?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item27cd79ab0a


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 06, 2012, 08:16:55 PM
Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

http://www.reddit.com/r/gamecollecting/comments/14euod/for_sale_complete_us_snes_collection/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 06, 2012, 08:23:17 PM
Someone needs to contact byuu and get GameSniped/GameGavel on that.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 06, 2012, 08:23:49 PM
Someone needs to contact byuu and get GameSniped/GameGavel on that.

One of the mods has already been telling him about that. I might tweet it to GameGavel or something.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 06, 2012, 08:25:30 PM
If there's one thing I know, it's how to pimp out an auction...so many people/sites to contact that he could get interested.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 06, 2012, 09:53:04 PM
Cover art for Tiger Woods 14 makes me think that the next golfing games to be released will not have Tiger as a sponsor.
(http://www.trueachievements.com/customimages/013127.jpg)
I am expecting to see a EA Sports Presents The Masters 2015 or some variation there of.



ALSO
Shadow you should be thinking more about getting permission to use his scans than pimping his sale. Something that large doesn't stay hidden. This is the internet after all.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on December 07, 2012, 02:32:06 AM
I am so pissed off at those damn timed stages in Rayman Origins...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on December 07, 2012, 05:39:29 PM
I am so pissed off at those damn timed stages in Rayman Origins...

Each stage has a flow to it.  Once you figure out the best path, the times become reasonable.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 08, 2012, 08:24:17 PM
The place I bought my defective Wii U convinced me to exchange it for another one. I reluctantly agreed. Luckily, this one seems to be working. I'm in the middle of the dreaded initial download at the moment. Where do we post our IDs? I couldn't find a thread.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on December 08, 2012, 09:02:30 PM
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=10657.0


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 17, 2012, 12:48:49 AM
I just saw the term PSX1 used and it made my head exploded.

Off to bed now.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Banards on December 19, 2012, 03:28:20 PM
I've been thinking of some ideas to help spread the TurboGrafx love, and wanted to bounce some ideas out there. I have access to professional manufacturing equipment and was thinking about looking into producing a modern TG16/PC Engine like the 3 in 1 systems for the SNES NES and Genesis. Do you think anyone would be interested in such a product or is emulation software the default choice these days?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 19, 2012, 03:33:03 PM
I don't think it had a big enough following where people would go out and buy a bootleg one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 27, 2012, 09:25:12 PM
Apparently they ported Vice City and Max Payne to iThings?!? Thinking about getting Max Payne...but I do hate touchscreen games when you can't see shit with your fingers in the way.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on December 28, 2012, 07:54:56 AM
Someone made an adaptor to use a PS3 controller over bluetooth for smartphones. The screen clips into place just above the controller. It looked pretty good and keeps the screen clear.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 06, 2013, 10:54:00 AM
Rez Vibrator bundle SEALED!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rez-Box-Set-Complete-Trance-Vibrator-Etc-Game-is-New-Sealed-Please-Read-/160943746447?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item2578fead8f

Oh yea only the game itself is sealed. Everything else HAS BEEN USED.
 :yuck: :vomit:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 08, 2013, 05:39:51 PM
Well it looks like the 3DS train is going to need more fuel now that Iwata has confirmed Pokemon X and Y.

This pleases me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on January 09, 2013, 04:27:26 AM
Fire Emblem: Awakening is less than a month away.  I can't wait to devote all my free time to it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sauza12 on January 14, 2013, 10:08:15 PM
I was just going through my collection and I realized I didn't remove a bunch of games from when my house got broken into back in 2006.  For 6 years I've been running with incorrect lists.  It was also kind of demoralizing removing 20+ games from my collection.  Especially ones that I don't think I'm going to be able to replace cheaply, like Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII and Wild Arms 3.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on January 15, 2013, 12:15:51 AM
I've been thinking of some ideas to help spread the TurboGrafx love, and wanted to bounce some ideas out there. I have access to professional manufacturing equipment and was thinking about looking into producing a modern TG16/PC Engine like the 3 in 1 systems for the SNES NES and Genesis. Do you think anyone would be interested in such a product or is emulation software the default choice these days?

Well, I know I'd get one.  I've always been a Turbo Fan; one of the only folks I know that actually owned a Duo when it was still selling in the States.  TG does have a decent underground community, though of course nothing like Nintendo.  I suppose it all depends on how much the thing would cost and such.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Seno on January 19, 2013, 03:46:30 PM
Steam decided to play stupid bastards with my fresh win7 install, so now downloading 400GBs of games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on January 19, 2013, 07:05:56 PM
will your isp even let you download that much all at once? or do the UK isp's not use bandwidth caps?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Seno on January 20, 2013, 08:35:18 AM
I'm on unlimited so its not a problem,  but I've only on 14Mb connection so its going to take while. There's some budget deals with caps but usually there only a couple of quid cheaper than unlimited.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on January 20, 2013, 12:48:59 PM
I've had a realization this week:  playing games on OSX is just as much a pain in the butt as playing games on a Linux distro.  I got Minecraft up and working for my son and realized that in order to install mods I had to enter command line and edit files!  Digging on the fact that OSX under the hood is basically UNIX.  Makes me feel better about OSX, I can tell you.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 23, 2013, 07:55:45 PM
Some of you may have read part of this story. I think it has come to an end now.

Someone on ebay was selling "Xbox Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance BRAND NEW RARE" for 39.99 BIN O.B.O. and 4$s shipping.

I let it run all week long and kept an eye on it. Last night it had no offers still and 11 views. Several of which were me.
I offered 6$ bringing the game to a grand toal of 10$ shipped.
Earlier today i was countered with 39.98.
I countered that with 6.01.
A few hours later they declined and said "Guess you didn't take the hint that your offer was too low."

I responded with
"I have 12 copies of this game across 4 systems
http://sdrv.ms/WN7MJY
http://sdrv.ms/WN83Nd
http://sdrv.ms/WN88Ar

Guess you didn't take the hint your price was through the roof.
Maybe that is why i was the only offer several of your 11 views?"

Regrettably they have not yet responded and probably will not. I will be keeping an eye on the item to be relisted. *fingers crossed*

EDIT
Also:
Am i becoming more and more of a dick? Or am i just becoming more aware of the fact?  ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on January 23, 2013, 08:03:44 PM
I've found myself doing that at times as well.  Someone on craigslist was trying to sell 3 pairs of PS3 3D glasses (which sell for $20 online) for $160 or something ridiculous.  I sent him a link to the Amazon page and told him I'd buy them for $40.  Of course, he didn't respond.    :evilhappy:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 24, 2013, 10:10:00 AM
Also:
Am i becoming more and more of a dick? Or am i just becoming more aware of the fact?  ;D

You need to stop talking to S1lence so much.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: s1lence on January 24, 2013, 10:11:04 AM
t
Also:
Am i becoming more and more of a dick? Or am i just becoming more aware of the fact?  ;D

You need to stop talking to S1lence so much.
This ^^^


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on January 29, 2013, 06:49:03 PM
izret, do you have one of these?

(http://i.imgur.com/zNmpgp6.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 29, 2013, 06:58:00 PM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on January 29, 2013, 07:15:28 PM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?

I think he means the desk, Shadow.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 29, 2013, 07:24:48 PM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?

I think he means the desk, Shadow.

Who would want that desk? Its all scratched up, I would definitely not buy one that would need to be stripped and refinished, too much work.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on January 29, 2013, 08:01:08 PM
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-403917399-mortal-kombat-9-kitana-mouse-pad-3d-oppai-boobs-bubis-_JM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on January 29, 2013, 08:06:44 PM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?
I use a wired mouse. I hate wireless ones.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 29, 2013, 08:09:03 PM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?
I use a wired mouse. I hate wireless ones.

Speaking from experience wireless mouses suck the big one for gaming. Never want to have a battery die mid round, and the connection can glitch out right when you don't want it to.

Wired > wireless everyday.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 29, 2013, 08:10:18 PM
I use wired at work all the time. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: NES_Rules on January 29, 2013, 08:39:09 PM
I use a wired mouse because I'm constantly losing or dropping it and I can use the wire to retrieve it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 29, 2013, 08:45:27 PM
I do not. They must have given her a reduction to make the pad more ergonomic.
And yes i use a wired mouse. It may even be the same kind pictured.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 29, 2013, 08:46:44 PM
I do not. They must have given her a reduction to make the pad more ergonomic.
And yes i use a wired mouse. It may even be the same kind pictured.

I had to take a close, long look at that mouse because it looked a lot like mine at first glance too. Its not the same as the mouse that came with my $20 mouse and keyboard combo.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 30, 2013, 10:29:05 AM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?
I use a wired mouse. I hate wireless ones.

This


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on January 30, 2013, 01:33:54 PM
I think he owns a wireless mouse, not a wired mouse. Who doesn't have a wireless mouse these days?
I use a wired mouse. I hate wireless ones.

This

agreed wired all the way


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on January 31, 2013, 03:59:48 AM
http://imgur.com/gallery/3Uwro

this is the most awesome roller coaster tycoon park i've seen


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fleach on January 31, 2013, 08:22:15 AM
That park is unreal! I loved playing Roller Coaster Tycoon.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 31, 2013, 10:01:53 AM
"Just an indicator of how much sex I don't get."

LOL That comment is the best.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on January 31, 2013, 12:49:12 PM
Anyone played The Cave yet? Worth $15 to not even own a physical disc?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 31, 2013, 02:33:54 PM
I've read rave reviews on it. I know it takes several playthroughs if you are achievement hunting.

I am definitely looking forward to when it to go on sale since i almost never pay full price for DLC


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 01, 2013, 08:23:59 AM
Who the hell has a wireless mouse? Maybe for a laptop or a HTPC. But never for a desktop, that's just stupid.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 01, 2013, 08:54:47 PM
My mission for everyone is to find info on and/or how many variants there are for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. (Specifically 360 haven't seen anything for PS3 yet. Though it probably exists also :'( )

Since like 99% of eBay is stock photos i only recently came across an auction for a MK vs DCU with a Sub Zero art cell included and noted on the cover art.
Happened across another grainy image in someones game lot that looked like it was Liu Kang art cell inluded.

I don't know anything about them which is pretty odd since the game is not that old... I don't remember any stores having exclusives like MK Armageddon and Deception did.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 01, 2013, 08:59:39 PM
You're forgetting that retailers had specific DLC released with them too.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 01, 2013, 09:13:38 PM
The DLC was for Mortal Kombat. And it ended up being released to everyone anyways.
That was only Amazon(Reptile), Best Buy(Subzero), Gamestop(Scorpion) (Walmart?[Kitana?])


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 01, 2013, 09:15:15 PM
The DLC was for Mortal Kombat. And it ended up being released to everyone anyways.
That was only Amazon(Reptile), Best Buy(Subzero), Gamestop(Scorpion) (Walmart?[Kitana?])

Ahh yes, you're right. Keep getting the two releases confused for some reason - maybe because I'm used to MK and not MK vs. DC.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 02, 2013, 02:31:28 AM
Do you have both Wii MK variants Anthony?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 02, 2013, 02:51:27 AM
I have come across a few of the WB rereleases lately hut I am still waiting for a decent priced copy or an actual bid.

I also need to look into if there are english only and english/french releases for both versions.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 02, 2013, 10:29:38 AM
(http://images.lazygamer.net/2011/04/livespecialsheader.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on February 04, 2013, 12:25:40 PM
Fire Emblem: Awakening was supposed to launch today, but apparently it has been delayed for the time being.  :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 05, 2013, 03:15:56 AM
Fire Emblem: Awakening was supposed to launch today, but apparently it has been delayed for the time being.  :(
Um....no it wasn't.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 05, 2013, 10:24:36 AM
To a certain extent um... yes it was
http://kotaku.com/5981605/if-you-want-fire-emblem-awakening-today-you-might-have-to-buy-it-online


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on February 05, 2013, 12:56:26 PM
I had a "holy sh*t" moment last night while playing Far Cry 3.  It was at the end of the "Kick the Hornet's Nest" mission.  So simple and so crazy good that it's all I was thinking about last night and I can't get it out of my head today.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 05, 2013, 01:17:23 PM
To a certain extent um... yes it was
http://kotaku.com/5981605/if-you-want-fire-emblem-awakening-today-you-might-have-to-buy-it-online
Ah, I seen the post here. But last night I had people on my friends list playing it so I was like WTF?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on February 05, 2013, 10:17:54 PM
RFGeneration was talked about in the latest "All Gen Gamers" podcast.

http://www.allgengamers.com/home/2013/2/1/episode-129-opening-pandoras-box.html

They start talking about RFG maybe 15-20 minutes in. Talk about RFG for a few minutes, get sidetracked talking about an app, then come back and talk about the site more.

The four guys who do this podcast are rather notable youtube people for the gaming community.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 06, 2013, 12:12:08 AM
QUICK BACK EVERYTHING UP BEFORE WE CRASH FROM A FLOOD OF NEW USERS!
I'll have to check it out tomorrow. Cool that we are getting more exposure ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: moonraker_fats on February 06, 2013, 12:20:10 AM
I had a "holy sh*t" moment last night while playing Far Cry 3.  It was at the end of the "Kick the Hornet's Nest" mission.  So simple and so crazy good that it's all I was thinking about last night and I can't get it out of my head today.

That was one of my favorite FC3 missions.  I spent so much time in that game planning and conducting reconnaissance and that mission was like "Dude, go burn some sh*t and then shoot some more sh*t and have some freaking fun!"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on February 06, 2013, 08:13:07 AM
(http://gamersgate.http.internapcdn.net/gamersgate/screenshots_img/DD-IMOK2011/225292_screen015_medium.jpg)

It's called Woodcutter Simulatior 2011, and yes, there is also a 2012 and 2013.  Found this while researching somthing else.  I actually really want to try this one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 06, 2013, 01:52:18 PM
RFGeneration was talked about in the latest "All Gen Gamers" podcast.

http://www.allgengamers.com/home/2013/2/1/episode-129-opening-pandoras-box.html

They start talking about RFG maybe 15-20 minutes in. Talk about RFG for a few minutes, get sidetracked talking about an app, then come back and talk about the site more.

The four guys who do this podcast are rather notable youtube people for the gaming community.

Hey that is another project with PDorr!
I have digitally run into him a few times in the last couple months now. Which is odd because i haven't seen/heard his name in years.
He made me some pretty awesome sigs back in the day but when HCG.org fell apart i fell out of touch with everyone there barring S1lence/MightyMango.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on February 06, 2013, 07:01:09 PM
Only about 60 carts to go on my cleaning of my N64 games, then I take pics/ make a video etc. Some of my carts are not in acceptable condition though, I may have to replace about 15-20 of them to truly be happy with everything.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 06, 2013, 07:02:42 PM
Only about 60 carts to go on my cleaning of my N64 games, then I take pics/ make a video etc. Some of my carts are not in acceptable condition though, I may have to replace about 15-20 of them to truly be happy with everything.

i'm going to have a decent chunk that need replacing once i have a complete set too. i probably won't be too picky about minor things because that would get expensive, but there are probably at least a dozen with irreparable damage to labels and such.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 07, 2013, 04:28:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/G17sfnA.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on February 07, 2013, 06:07:25 PM
Not to be a stick in the mud, but I've always hated when companies and apologists trot out the whole "adjusted for inflation" argument.  I swear that's all I hear back when the PS3 launched, and I'm sure to hear about it again when the PS4 is launched.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 07, 2013, 06:09:57 PM
Go GameCube.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on February 07, 2013, 07:15:55 PM
I'd love to see both the adjusted for inflation and the un-adjusted stats.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on February 07, 2013, 07:18:17 PM
I am in the minority loving my Vita more than the 3DS. Then again loved my PSP over my DS


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on February 07, 2013, 07:26:57 PM
Nothing wrong with being in the minority, I spend most of my time there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on February 07, 2013, 10:01:25 PM
Pretty serious collection for sale on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121062811693

Just, wow.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on February 07, 2013, 10:03:26 PM
Zelda OoT the original plan was to fight beast Gannon was to make him so huge Link had to climb on him and stab certain spots. However 64 was too limited in power so they abandoned this idea. That's right we almost had Sotc 7 years before Sony did it


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 09, 2013, 02:44:11 AM
Man is Ubisoft ever paying the price for the recent Rayman Legends announcement.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 09, 2013, 09:17:18 AM
Couldn't tell by looking at their stock prices.
Rayman legends as a Wii U exclusive stock drops 2 cents the next day and slowly rises over the next few months. Presumably in relation to everything else the company does.
Announce as multiplatform stock jumps 20 cents over night.

What it says to me is they don't have faith in the platform.

Since 19% of Wii U games right now are Ubisoft titles and one of them actually had a system bundle i don't think i am too far off the mark. If they were raking in the cash on WiiU at the moment there would be no reason to delay.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 09, 2013, 09:58:45 AM
If you check out their facebook page, it has nothing to do with their multiplat announcement. It has to do with their shitty PR handling of the game since day one. You should check it out.The Wii U version is done and ready to ship, yet we have to wait for the ports on 360/PS3...that's bullshit. They throw more salt in the wound by offering a new demo...who cares about a new demo? I want the game I was promised back in fuckin December. And Ubisoft says they have a policy of releasing multiplatform games at the same time, then why weren't the 360/PS3 versions of Assassin's Creed III delayed until the Wii U version released? They want to maximize exposure of their franchises, so I suppose that we should be expecting Wii U versions of Far Cry 3/Splinter Cell: Blacklist/Watchdogs etc. If Ubisoft had of just released the Wii U version when it was first scheduled, I think most of the hate could've been avoided.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 09, 2013, 10:01:22 AM
What it says to me is they don't have faith in the platform.

Since 19% of Wii U games right now are Ubisoft titles and one of them actually had a system bundle i don't think i am too far off the mark. If they were raking in the cash on WiiU at the moment there would be no reason to delay.

Yes i saw that it was already completed for the WiiU that is why i added ^that^. Maybe they want to wait until a multiplatform release so that gaming news sites don't start screaming about how it was a commercial failure and then have sales get hurt on other platforms since people will just assume oh it must be a bad game.

EDIT
I guess i was wrong about that ZombiU bundle too. I guess that was Euro exclusive until recently
http://blogs.evtrib.com/nerdvana/gaming/can-zombiu-bundle-breathe-life-into-wii-u-sales/89272/

EDIT 2
Also
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-11/business/36313573_1_nintendo-tvii-pc-games-new-consoles

According to Microsoft, it sold 1.4 million Xbox 360 units in December. Nintendo, meanwhile, said that it sold about 460,000 Wii U units in the same period.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57563469-235/nearly-1-million-more-xbox-360s-than-wii-u-consoles-sold-last-month/

Initial WiiU sales were in fact tremendous. Then all the resellers found out they couldn't turn around there 10 systems at 500+$s a pop on craigslist and eBay and started returning them. Why do you think Zag is swimming in overstock at his Goodwill?
Zag how many AAA titles do you find still sealed at Goodwill weeks after launch usually for 360 or PS3 or any other system over the years?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on February 09, 2013, 02:29:24 PM
Rayman Legends is coming to PS3?  Awesome!  I loved Origins.  It is pretty ridiculous for them to sit on a finished game, though.  You'd think Ubisoft would try and sell it twice, once to WiiU owners, and then to PS3/360 who also own a WiiU.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on February 09, 2013, 08:53:43 PM
RFGeneration was talked about in the latest "All Gen Gamers" podcast.

http://www.allgengamers.com/home/2013/2/1/episode-129-opening-pandoras-box.html

They start talking about RFG maybe 15-20 minutes in. Talk about RFG for a few minutes, get sidetracked talking about an app, then come back and talk about the site more.

The four guys who do this podcast are rather notable youtube people for the gaming community.

Listened to this last night. Gamester81 gives us a pretty good shoutout!! Awesome!!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on February 09, 2013, 10:56:46 PM
Mentioning RFG, huh?  Think I'll add them to my regular rotation.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: NES_Rules on February 10, 2013, 09:31:59 AM
Good to hear that we're being mentioned on things like that, and in a completely positive light too! I thought I noticed an increase in member registrations that day and the couple days after that episode was released, so hopefully they brought in a few more members that will become new regulars.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 11, 2013, 03:07:54 AM
@izret

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/73493_10151407403109717_468242372_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on February 11, 2013, 12:43:06 PM
So I'm listening to the latest Retronauts about gaming history and learned that the first Dragon Quest was ported into the MSX.  The first person to comment (four years ago) was extremely happy to have beaten it in Japanese with no help at all, and sought out a possible English version.  Considering just how much of a jump in graphics and animation there was between Dragon Quest and Dragon Warrior, how awesome would it be to make this sort of discovery?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erz98uJZxec


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on February 15, 2013, 01:13:57 PM
Well, I got done cleaning up all my N64 games.. was thinking about doing my pics, videos etc... then looked at the variants I need and well, I guess I'm gonna try to go for the variants first. At least the cheap ones, idk if I'll look for some of the grey carts, but I can at least get all the player's choice etc. So  may be a little while longer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 15, 2013, 03:25:03 PM
i'm still on the fence about whether or not i want to collect the player's choice variants. i'll probably decide after finishing the main collection first.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on February 15, 2013, 11:15:29 PM
That's what I did. lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 16, 2013, 08:26:02 PM
Wii U with extras
Priceless
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/vgm/3601436195.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on February 16, 2013, 08:28:58 PM
Wii U with extras
Priceless
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/vgm/3601436195.html

Those 'extras' look like they have more plastic in 'em than the console does.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on February 16, 2013, 08:31:38 PM
@izret

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/73493_10151407403109717_468242372_n.jpg)

FINISH IT!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 16, 2013, 10:22:44 PM
Which one of those lazy loose N64 collectors is already selling them off :P
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Nintendo-64-Video-Game-Collection-All-296-North-American-N64-Games-/270638233009?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item3f034bb5b1


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on February 17, 2013, 12:31:31 AM
Not me. No way I'd list LEGEND OF ZELDA under Zelda.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 17, 2013, 12:38:56 AM
same, that's just wrong


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on February 19, 2013, 10:18:44 AM
Which one of those lazy loose N64 collectors is already selling them off :P
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Nintendo-64-Video-Game-Collection-All-296-North-American-N64-Games-/270638233009?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item3f034bb5b1

5K for just carts......hell no

Those pictures made me sick. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on February 23, 2013, 10:34:02 PM
I don't know what it is about Goodwills but Vsmile games just LOVE it there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 25, 2013, 01:10:43 AM
^If you can grab them cheap they seem to have a decent value on eBay/CL still among parents.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 25, 2013, 06:19:30 PM
apparently parasite eve for PS is based on a book...you learn something new everyday.

http://www.amazon.ca/Parasite-Eve-Hideaki-Sena/dp/1932234209


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on February 25, 2013, 10:14:07 PM
^very loosely based. A movie was made from the book too, much closer to the source material than the game, which only took the initial concept and ran with it. Admittedly, I enjoyed the game the most. :/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on February 27, 2013, 08:49:30 PM
^If you can grab them cheap they seem to have a decent value on eBay/CL still among parents.

I might pick them up if they're still there, another thrift store has had a system sitting around in a box for awhile.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Quackula on February 28, 2013, 11:20:26 PM
After mentioning picking up an xbox to a few different friends, every single one one of them needed me to clarify if I meant the original or the 360.

...see people this is why we have the "oxbox" thing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 01, 2013, 01:09:15 AM
i usually just say the "original xbox", and xbox 360 is just the "360". feels dumb saying it but it avoids dumb questions.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Quackula on March 01, 2013, 10:45:12 AM
Somewhat shamefully, I've actually started affectionately calling it "The Ox Box"

Mostly because it reminds me of the Oxymoron Brand commercials from Sheep in the Big City. That was an awesome show.

"Now that's gaming with the power of an Ox!"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 01, 2013, 11:02:10 AM
I clarify Original Xbox.
Same thing happens (verbally anyways) everytime a new Playstation comes out i guess you have to deal with that more in the retail setting though. Because everyone plays either "Xbox" or "Playstation".

Everyone use to play "Nintendo" or "Sega"(which always seems to be specifically the Genesis)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Quackula on March 01, 2013, 11:23:55 AM
I clarify Original Xbox.
Same thing happens (verbally anyways) everytime a new Playstation comes out i guess you have to deal with that more in the retail setting though. Because everyone plays either "Xbox" or "Playstation".

Everyone use to play "Nintendo" or "Sega"(which always seems to be specifically the Genesis)

Man, I remember being a bit confused by the Sega one as a kid. My grandparents had a Master System and I was always wondering why their Sega was different from the other Sega's I'd ran across.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on March 01, 2013, 01:02:46 PM
I don't see why people would confuse Xbox with the Xbox 360. Probably the kind of people who do not realize there was an Xbox before the Xbox 360 and thus the kind of people that can be safely ignored.

When I say "that's a great PlayStation game." very few people will think I mean the PS2 or PS3. Why does the Xbox have to be different?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 01, 2013, 06:44:10 PM
I think it has to do more with people just generalizing the terms.
When i play games on Xbox and happen to be unfortunate to hear people i do not know talking they either play X new release on their Xbox or on their Playstation.

Some specifically say I have X game for PS3 and X game on 360"
But usually it is just something like "I have Halo 4 on Xbox and Black Ops 2 on Playstation."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Quackula on March 01, 2013, 10:42:44 PM
I don't see why people would confuse Xbox with the Xbox 360. Probably the kind of people who do not realize there was an Xbox before the Xbox 360 and thus the kind of people that can be safely ignored.

When I say "that's a great PlayStation game." very few people will think I mean the PS2 or PS3. Why does the Xbox have to be different?

Maybe it's just a US thing, but a lot of people abbreviate the 360 as simply "Xbox."  It's not even that people aren't aware of the first Xbox or anything either, it's just.... what it is.

There's really know what of knowing when someone says "Xbox" if they mean the original or if they're abbreviating the 360. It's just that common.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: moonraker_fats on March 02, 2013, 12:24:54 AM
I went to a swap meet today that had a little game store booth, and they had not one, but two Sharp NES TVs! They also wanted $400 each and would not budge. Oh well :,(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: monkees19 on March 02, 2013, 01:06:06 AM

Maybe it's just a US thing, but a lot of people abbreviate the 360 as simply "Xbox."  It's not even that people aren't aware of the first Xbox or anything either, it's just.... what it is.

There's really know what of knowing when someone says "Xbox" if they mean the original or if they're abbreviating the 360. It's just that common.

Really? I don't hear anyone refer to the 360 as Xbox. It's always "360" and if they mean the first one they say "original Xbox"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 02, 2013, 04:19:15 AM
well as much as i try to say original xbox and 360, i just call the 360 "xbox" and the ps3 "playstation" a lot of the time. usually only with close friends who would know what i mean, because i'm more likely to be playing the current gen ones than the older ones (for the microsoft and sony consoles, most of the time). if i'm talking to anyone that doesn't know me as well i try to be more specific.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on March 02, 2013, 07:54:08 AM
I think most people (non-collector's) refer to them as PlayStation and 360 (or just Xbox).  It is almost as if the previous consoles mysteriously disappear when the next generation arrives.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 02, 2013, 11:49:05 AM
CAN'T STOP PROGRESS. ONWARD HOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 02, 2013, 12:50:58 PM
I call it the ecks bawks and people understand me fine.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on March 05, 2013, 03:02:17 PM
Currently going through my collection and testing things and I find that my NES has crapped out on me...I guess that's what I get for not playing it :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 05, 2013, 09:14:39 PM
Currently going through my collection and testing things and I find that my NES has crapped out on me...I guess that's what I get for not playing it :P

maybe you accidentally put in a dirty cart


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 06, 2013, 11:27:39 AM
$95 Torment with lots of collector goodies already gone.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera?ref=live

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/416/598/a67b4e5d6918248035b5586777436697_large.jpg?1362186651)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Am4zingGam3r on March 06, 2013, 09:25:59 PM
I went to a swap meet today that had a little game store booth, and they had not one, but two Sharp NES TVs! They also wanted $400 each and would not budge. Oh well :,(

I actually own a NES TV


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Quackula on March 06, 2013, 11:11:37 PM
I was very close to buying one of those Sharp NES TVs at one point. Local place had it, don't remember how much he wanted (probably too much). It sat there for a year or so before it was gone.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 14, 2013, 07:57:29 PM
Had to rearrange my MK totes since i hadn't put any of this years purchases in them yet.
I decided to pop my Mortal Kombat Sega CD "beta" into my PC since i can't remember ever having done so.

Files are all from 1994! HUZZAH! At least now i don't have to keep writing "beta" since while it could still be a fake i don't have to think it might be anymore.

Side note:
someone find me Boon's email address.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 14, 2013, 11:41:58 PM
Saw this on a solution for beating Deathsmiles on super crazy hard mode with 1 life or something stupid. It made me laugh but that could just be because i need to go to sleep...

"In order to perform the pause trick, pause the game. Now, push start REALLY FAST twice in a row. WHOA. That's the pause trick. It lets you assess the normally hellish situations and make very small movements accordingly."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 25, 2013, 07:43:53 PM
Did anyone play Lucius? I just saw a video on youtube and it looks cool. Reviews say meh but it looks up my alley. Eyeing it on STEAM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 26, 2013, 03:01:05 AM
never heard of it but i just looked up a trailer, it looks pretty good.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 28, 2013, 02:00:05 AM
talking about my game collection to someone i recently met playing battlefield 3, i cringe and cringe and cringe. he says "i used to have the old nintendo, i think it was the original, that was the super nintendo 64 right? or no the sega was the original nintendo." kids these days.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 28, 2013, 12:16:29 PM
Eh i knew where the story was going when you said you were talking to someone you met playing Battlefield 3.
Your first mistake was plugging a mic in while playing online with random people.

I really am getting more and more antisocial. I blame social networking.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 28, 2013, 08:08:05 PM
Eh i knew where the story was going when you said you were talking to someone you met playing Battlefield 3.
Your first mistake was plugging a mic in while playing online with random people.

I really am getting more and more antisocial. I blame social networking.

it was on pc and there's no in-game voice chat with that, only text. we were playing in the same squad and kickin' ass so i invited him to get in my teamspeak with me so we could talk more easily :P. i don't mind most people in PC games, overall it's not nearly as bad as console online. this guy actually was an online console gamer until a few months ago so there you go.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on March 28, 2013, 10:23:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NRwZoVH.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on March 29, 2013, 10:43:09 AM
^Awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on April 01, 2013, 10:52:51 AM
The podcast Retro Gaming Roundup has put their "homebrew" Atari 2600 game up for pre-order on Gamegavel.

There is more than one package of the game, physical, digital, nstc, pal ect. Here is the link for the basic nstc physical copy:

http://www.gamegavel.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000741240



I ordered mine   ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on April 03, 2013, 08:17:41 PM
http://www.ps3trophies.org/news/news-9523-Disney-Closes-LucasArts.html

Disney has closed Lucas Arts.  I guess Star Wars 1313 is never coming.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 03, 2013, 08:37:06 PM
Goodnight sweet prince :*(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 03, 2013, 08:43:30 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/27154_454754157934664_1254600956_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 04, 2013, 03:46:02 AM
fixed my game gear screen! only had to replace 2 capacitors, but i might do the rest anyway at some point. it works great now but then after fixing the screen i noticed the sound is way too quiet and apparently that can be fixed by replacing capacitors too, so i'll be doing that sometime soon.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 08, 2013, 06:40:47 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i32/LordofNothing/1365459630623.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 08, 2013, 07:24:35 PM
What the fuck that picture makes me want to cry. I think I'm having a quarter life crisis that Bioshock Infinite worked to confirm with the power of a thousand suns.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 09, 2013, 02:14:04 PM
Local DJ said his own show is a "45 minute Nintendo Power nap."

In other news I have a new phrase in my daily vernacular.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on April 14, 2013, 11:06:30 PM
It's kind of nice that VIC-20 cartridges and PSP cases line up nicely next to each other on a shelf.




I wonder how many people are concerned with that?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on April 15, 2013, 07:18:51 AM
Yay, I'm not all alone!   :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on April 15, 2013, 07:20:37 AM
Er, in reference to finding odd game collection shelving systems.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 15, 2013, 08:10:54 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyedd1iFsS1qf03iu.jpg)

Egbert Aethelbald.

Game: Suikoden V
Location: Sewers
Occupation: Exiled Noble
Desire: CRUSH THOSE STINKING GODWINS AND TAKE BACK MY LANDS!!!!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on April 17, 2013, 10:39:49 AM
EARTHBOUND IS COMING TO THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE!!!

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/324528540223672321/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on April 17, 2013, 11:46:47 AM
What do you guys think that will do to the cart value?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: moonraker_fats on April 17, 2013, 01:20:09 PM
What do you guys think that will do to the cart value?

Good question...and, does this motivate anyone to get a Wii U?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 24, 2013, 10:14:31 AM
Nintendo still turned a profit for last year.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-24-nintendo-misses-profits-forecasts-by-50-percent-due-to-weak-wii-u-3ds-sales

To all the naysayers *ahem*. LOLOLOLOOL LOLOOLOLLLOLOLOLL TROLOLOLOL!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 24, 2013, 10:32:48 AM
WiiU Attach Rate: 3.89
Wii Attach Rate: 8.70
Nintendo 3DS Attach Rate: 3.06
Nintendo DS Attach Rate: 6.07

Interesting to see the 3DS attach rate so low. I would've figured that by now, the 3DS would've been closer to the DS. If that's the attach rate Nintendo's going to expect from the 3DS/WiiU, they're going to run into problems down the line.

Also, I love how you paint a rosy picture when Nintendo missed projections by 50%. Turning a profit and turning a large profit are two completely different things. Is it a complete doom and gloom picture? No, but Nintendo is still struggling. It's like selling an Earthbound cart for $50 vs. $300.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 24, 2013, 11:14:03 AM
Meh, profit is profit and analysis in the end is just wishful thinking that very rarely comes true. I think the lower attach rates is something we'll see as the newer consoles come out. Gone is the day where you must buy a phyiscal game at launch in order to play something, now you can take your system home and download a few cheap games until the next paycheck when you can go get Zelda or Mario.

Another piece of interesting Nintendo news is that Iwata has become CEO of NoA, so now he can actually boss Reggie around with possible repercussions. I've thought for a long time that Nintendo of America was the real weak link of the company and with Iwata taking direct control it only seems like my thoughts have a bit more traction to them.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 24, 2013, 11:15:13 AM
Meh, profit is profit and analysis in the end is just wishful thinking that very rarely comes true. I think the lower attach rates is something we'll see as the newer consoles come out. Gone is the day where you must buy a phyiscal game at launch in order to play something, now you can take your system home and download a few cheap games until the next paycheck when you can go get Zelda or Mario.

Another piece of interesting Nintendo news is that Iwata has become CEO of NoA, so now he can actually boss Reggie around with possible repercussions. I've thought for a long time that Nintendo of America was the real weak link of the company and with Iwata taking direct control it only seems like my thoughts have a bit more traction to them.

Iwata taking direct control of NoA is definitely a good sign. NoA needs to be cleaned out.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on April 24, 2013, 11:53:25 AM
So in your eyes Sirpsycho can Nintendo do anything wrong? I agree that analysis is just trying to say what will happen but 50% is way off. While analysis might miss a lot they dont miss by that much. If they did people doing the analyzing wouldn't have a job.

Another question for the Nintendo faithful. Can they do now wrong because of the last 5 years or because the NES days?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 24, 2013, 11:56:21 AM
Don't listen to Scott.

72 million dollars in profit is gigantic. Especially after the super huge loses they posted last year and the billions they sunk into developement for the WiiU and 3DS.

That will totally give them the money to develop one more new game for one of the systems no one is buying. Since none of the 3rd party support is following through someone has to make games for them right?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 24, 2013, 12:02:41 PM
So in your eyes Sirpsycho can Nintendo do anything wrong? I agree that analysis is just trying to say what will happen but 50% is way off. While analysis might miss a lot they dont miss by that much. If they did people doing the analyzing wouldn't have a job.

Another question for the Nintendo faithful. Can they do now wrong because of the last 5 years or because the NES days?

Oh they can do wrong, I just mentioned that NoA is a rogue warrior in need of strong leadership and praising Iwata for stepping in himself. The last 5 years have seen me personally buy few Nintendo games and systems (I'm never an early adopter though). But, I still want to see them do well and I have been seeing that outside of some chinks in their armor. Some of NoA's game localization decisions have been horrific as well and have probably cost the company millions in system and game sales.

Op Rainfall gave one last gasp of breath for a system that was already dying, and putting some more oomph behind the releases could have helped the overall company out even more.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on April 24, 2013, 12:14:01 PM
It just seems to me the died hard Nintendo people are from the NES days and that was a few years ago.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 24, 2013, 02:59:24 PM
i'll support nintendo as long as they keep making great games, but i definitely haven't been buying as much nintendo as i used to.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 27, 2013, 11:55:09 AM
This video is amazingggg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-tNUur2YoU&list=PLY_DlI7Otnu5vcj_lvN8OqEbQgG5KmQ-l


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 27, 2013, 12:21:44 PM
That was pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 27, 2013, 01:33:01 PM
that was glorious


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on April 29, 2013, 11:05:53 AM
Finished assassins creed 3, was a bit poo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 28, 2013, 11:51:01 AM
http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/14960/article/shenmue-voice-actor-teases-fans-with-pictures-from-sega/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 28, 2013, 12:06:33 PM
http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/14960/article/shenmue-voice-actor-teases-fans-with-pictures-from-sega/

Quick, someone alert Redd, OatBob and noise!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 28, 2013, 12:29:33 PM
It looks like Sega's voice recording studios still suck hard. They're trying to recreate that feel from 2000.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on May 28, 2013, 11:15:35 PM
20 minutes of a podcast some of you might like to listen to.

I get to listen to a lot of podcasts during work. There are some I download every episode and some only when the topic looks good. One show that I have in an rss feed which up until the latest episode I have only downloaded once or twice is, This Week in Law on TWiT.tv

You may have heard about some ad revenue redirecting hoopla on "Let's Play" videos by Nintendo. This Week in Law, episode 212 talks about it from a lawyer-y point of view.

There is nothing earth shattering revealed but you do get to hear the discussion from lawyer type people. Maybe some new ideas to mull over if you are wondering about this news story.

They start talking on the subject at about the 58 minute mark and go on for about 20 minutes.
http://twit.tv/show/this-week-in-law/212


Unrelated and coincidentally, there is some talk about xbox one in the previous segment as well.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on May 29, 2013, 12:35:57 AM
20 minutes of a podcast some of you might like to listen to.

I get to listen to a lot of podcasts during work.

Wait a minute... you actually have time to listen to podcasts at work?

Shouldn't you be... oh, I don't know... WORKING, instead?

No wonder this country's productivity is goin' down the dumper.

Methinks I'm gonna have a little conversation with your supervisor.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on May 29, 2013, 07:34:46 AM
20 minutes of a podcast some of you might like to listen to.

I get to listen to a lot of podcasts during work.

Wait a minute... you actually have time to listen to podcasts at work?

Shouldn't you be... oh, I don't know... WORKING, instead?

I work for a super secret group which has worldwide ambitions. We have our fingers in all forms of internet media. I am part of the podcast division. My job is to make sure podcasters are conforming.

The pay is really good and there are cookies.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 30, 2013, 01:46:54 PM
With ~270 finished arcade titles i took the #20 spot on the leaderboards at TA for completed arcade games.
~40 more will put me into top 10
~80 for 5th
~100 for 4th
~135 for 3rd
~180 for 2nd
~200 for 1st

The spacing gets pretty ridiculous plus now i am starting to work into the moving target area of people who in some cases exclusively play "arcade" games and get things before the general public and generally have a leg up on the rest of the competiton.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on June 09, 2013, 03:00:17 PM
http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/14960/article/shenmue-voice-actor-teases-fans-with-pictures-from-sega/

Was this a the corey marshall thing? On Shenmue Dojo there is an interview with him


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on June 09, 2013, 11:19:19 PM
Holy crap, I just discovered they released an Airwolf shmup...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edlWDz-4nKc

...for the Mega Drive in Japan.

Which explains why the first mission is in Guatemara.

And if there's one show that deserves to be given the shmup treatment, it's Airwolf. It just fits perfectly, you know? The show's theme playing during the deal just sealed the deal for me-- I GOTTA GRAB ME THIS BAD BOY! CIB of course.

BTW while it did see release in the States as Crossfire, it has neither Airwolf license attached to it, nor the theme playing during gameplay. It just ain't the same, you know?

Man, do I miss Ernest Borgnine.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 20, 2013, 11:47:13 AM
Since I've been asked about my 32X collection, with people being close to completing theirs (and my owning all but the commons and Pitfall 32X), here's what's currently in my collection:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OawvKhSChNs/UcMxb616OEI/AAAAAAAABG4/7m9fZ9y9nI8/w800-h600-no/4286e8eb-6bcc-4c02-8890-dadad321b173)

I need to replace the outer box for my Knuckles Chaotix unless I can get the chocolate stain off it, and I need to replace the outer box for my Doom 32X since it has the UPC cut out. Not featured is the 32X shirt that goes with the set that I got for Secret Santa.  ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 20, 2013, 05:33:07 PM
Another fun Onion article.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/fully-leveledup-video-game-character-marvels-at-ho,32883/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: OatBob on June 20, 2013, 08:38:25 PM
I'm just going to share this because it is one of the biggest frustration to anyone who regularly swaps between consoles.

The other annoyance is the A/B (or O/X) swap between the East and West.  Which is confirm and which is decline?  It's not always consistent.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on June 20, 2013, 09:49:04 PM
And now, from Cracked: 5 things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-video-games-do-better-than-any-other-forms-art/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Raidou on June 20, 2013, 10:21:10 PM
Bought my first PS Vita game (Persona 4 Golden) to find no manual.  Asked the sales attendant three times if that was meant to be the case.  Even with corroborative evidence I still don't truly believe him.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 21, 2013, 12:05:16 AM
Bought my first PS Vita game (Persona 4 Golden) to find no manual.  Asked the sales attendant three times if that was meant to be the case.  Even with corroborative evidence I still don't truly believe him.

i have yet to see any vita game with a manual, they've gone all digital :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 21, 2013, 07:11:45 AM
I had grabbed some game recently(cant remember what) and it didn't even have that token 1 piece of paper manual that told you to go to this website to see the manual.

Pretty sure it was printed on the back of the insert.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 21, 2013, 08:21:22 AM
Bought my first PS Vita game (Persona 4 Golden) to find no manual.  Asked the sales attendant three times if that was meant to be the case.  Even with corroborative evidence I still don't truly believe him.

i have yet to see any vita game with a manual, they've gone all digital :P

Vita games do not have manuals - they're all on the actual software. Digital manuals.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on June 21, 2013, 11:37:10 AM
Ok guys so 1 year ago today this happened
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/22/4uvuqa8e.jpg)
She said yes. When we got home from our trip this happened.....
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/22/8y7ehuhe.jpg)
So the wedding is April 19, 2014. Getting planning going. It will have very small hints of Mario in it. I needed to ask my groomsmen to be in my party so I came up with this. (Our wedding colors are Mint green & Gold)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/22/7u6usa7e.jpg)
Came out pretty good I might replace some torn labels on actual games.

Just used regular paper. Put packing tape on both sides And glued it with rubber cement. I would like to get a cutter that cuts the small rounded edges. Also I had to use to strips of packing tape because it was not wide enough


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 21, 2013, 12:03:50 PM
Bought my first PS Vita game (Persona 4 Golden) to find no manual.  Asked the sales attendant three times if that was meant to be the case.  Even with corroborative evidence I still don't truly believe him.

i have yet to see any vita game with a manual, they've gone all digital :P

Vita games do not have manuals - they're all on the actual software. Digital manuals.

that's what i said :P they've gone all digital.

@russlyman that's really cool


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on June 22, 2013, 08:29:31 AM
Ok guys so 1 year ago today this happened
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/22/4uvuqa8e.jpg)
She said yes.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/xGywdfO5kek?start=160&end=168

Oh my God, that's horrible.

I'm so sorry for your impending loss of freedom.

Then again, it's your own fault for popping the question in the first place.

Just don't let her talk you into having a kid...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Raidou on June 22, 2013, 12:29:59 PM
 
Quote
Vita games do not have manuals - they're all on the actual software. Digital manuals

Yeah Iknow- it's just not the same- especially seeing as I don't have a PS Vita ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on June 22, 2013, 12:37:23 PM
Ok guys so 1 year ago today this happened
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/22/4uvuqa8e.jpg)
She said yes.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/xGywdfO5kek?start=160&end=168

Oh my God, that's horrible.

I'm so sorry for your impending loss of freedom.

Then again, it's your own fault for popping the question in the first place.

Just don't let her talk you into having a kid...

Ha. There's still time to bail wedding is 10 months away. Ha


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on June 22, 2013, 05:10:45 PM
Ha. There's still time to bail wedding is 10 months away. Ha

More than enough time  for you to (hopefully) see the error of your ways.

Changing the subject: I discovered a rather interesting Cracked.com Photoplasty article entitled, 35 Famous Video Games (If They Were made in Different Eras).

My personal faves:

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/7/1/3/187713.jpg?v=1)

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/6/9/8/187698.gif?v=1)

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/6/8/8/187688.jpg?v=1)


You can find these and 32 more at http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_608_35-famous-video-games-if-they-were-made-in-different-eras/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 24, 2013, 02:28:35 PM
I work at an animal pound on weekends.

If an animal needs a name I try to make it a video game character, and try to relate it to the animal's traits.

About a month ago we had a nice polydactyl (extra thumbs) female tabby so I named her Aegis (Persona 3).

Last weekend we got a female fox hound so naturally I named her Meryl.

I've used Zael (The Last Story) and Leon (Resident Evil series) among many others.



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 24, 2013, 08:53:01 PM
Saw this posted on TrueAchievements and had to laugh...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMYso30L9zI


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 25, 2013, 05:21:29 AM
@shadow: But....but....they mocapped a DOG!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on June 25, 2013, 05:04:38 PM
Can everyone who has Steam please vote to Greenlight a game called "The Real Texas"?  It seems like a really interesting and funny game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ModrKO5vc


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 25, 2013, 05:22:03 PM
Does look neat. Got my vote. THAT BETTER BE THE MUSIC IN THE GAME


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Raidou on June 26, 2013, 08:38:32 PM
@Shadow:  Well-played :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 26, 2013, 09:27:14 PM
My cousins girlfriend apparently got hired at Nintendo. Marketing dept.
Color me jealous.

REALLY need to think more about moving to Japan :-P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fleabitten on June 29, 2013, 05:21:09 PM
@shadow: But....but....they mocapped a DOG!
and it's someone you care about!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 01, 2013, 01:01:35 AM
Finally opened up my Mortal Kombat 4 GH.
Guy taped the disc in place.
Tape tore off the label on the front of the disc.

This is going to turn into another fucking eBay fiasco where i get fucked.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 01, 2013, 10:54:03 AM
Ship back for a refund.
I end up losing money on the deal still but at least not a complete loss i guess.

*sigh* Glad i only marked that as pending and didn't remove it from my want list.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 01, 2013, 11:02:21 AM
Well, he tried to do good... but, seriously, tape across the label?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 01, 2013, 07:48:24 PM
Alphabetized my 360 and PS3 collections.   


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on July 01, 2013, 08:40:11 PM
It's the first day of the Club Nintendo year!  Happy new year everyone!



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on July 01, 2013, 09:54:52 PM
It's the first day of the Club Nintendo year!  Happy new year everyone!
Aahhhh blast I had 10 points to go to get platinum. Now I'm reset ha


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 01, 2013, 10:32:28 PM
I got an email that one of my accounts had coins that were expiring.
I wonder how many years i will get that email before i have finally lost all of them...


Well, he tried to do good... but, seriously, tape across the label?

All of my bad eBay experiences have been from Florida.
You need to school some chumps down there for me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on July 03, 2013, 11:44:36 PM
I'm painting up some NES controllers and putting on those overlays after. I'm doing a TMNT one now. Painted it green and use a bright green paint pen to add some ooze dripping down the sides. Should be a cool effect. Maybe it will help me finally beat Turtles for NES.

I still have a Little Nemo one ill probably do purple,and a ducktales one I'm not sure what colors to use.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 07, 2013, 02:37:18 PM
I found something for you hockey collectors. Looks like a piece of crap though.

http://wichita.craigslist.org/vgm/3907052915.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on July 07, 2013, 02:40:58 PM
I found something for you hockey collectors. Looks like a piece of crap though.

http://wichita.craigslist.org/vgm/3907052915.html

Looks smoke damaged.

I actually had a controller of this make once upon a time but it was spider-man. I really liked it believe it or not.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 07, 2013, 03:43:02 PM
I found something for you hockey collectors. Looks like a piece of crap though.

http://wichita.craigslist.org/vgm/3907052915.html

Looks smoke damaged.

I actually had a controller of this make once upon a time but it was spider-man. I really liked it believe it or not.

i think i have a spiderman controller like that


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 08, 2013, 04:39:25 PM
I can't be the only one that does this every time I fire up a Naughty Dog game am I?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57gVqJQmX3c


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 09, 2013, 12:49:46 PM
Heads up to anyone who has an iOS device. The app store is celebrating 5 years of life by offering 5 normally paid games (and 5 "utility" apps as well, but pffft) for free. Badland (physics based side scrolling adventure thing) Infinity Blade II (kind of meh but pretty hack and slasher), Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery (cool 8-bit style point and click adventure), Tiny Wings (infinity runner type deal) and Where's My Water? (water physics puzzler).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 11, 2013, 10:43:07 AM
http://kotaku.com/play-football-with-ea-sports-designers-on-your-own-roa-738309130

Another year, another time my name/info gets lost in the shuffle. ::)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: shoboni on July 13, 2013, 04:10:28 PM
Semi-game related, I though this was a funny freeze-frame bonus(it HAS to be intentional, this show came out long after Nintendo became known as a gaming company)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1072106_682212101795992_1095438588_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 13, 2013, 08:49:56 PM
Nintendo has been around since the 1880s

EDIT
When they were still a gaming company.
There are games besides video games ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: shoboni on July 13, 2013, 10:08:23 PM
Nintendo has been around since the 1880s

EDIT
When they were still a gaming company.
There are games besides video games ;)

Yeah, but not many people know that, thus it's why I found it interesting.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: James on July 13, 2013, 10:30:07 PM
I should get a steering wheel controller. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on July 17, 2013, 12:03:32 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804161380/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk?tag=cheapassgam08-20

Sorry engel, looks like you have a very expensive purchase coming up.   ;D



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 17, 2013, 02:28:48 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804161380/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk?tag=cheapassgam08-20

Sorry engel, looks like you have a very expensive purchase coming up.   ;D



that's very tempting, my wallet is crying just thinking about it though


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on July 23, 2013, 12:56:32 PM
FIFA 14 will (probably) be the last North American PS2 release.

http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/06/fifa-14-is-ps2s-last-ever-video-game/

Wish it would've something cool. Magic Knight Rayearth this is not.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 23, 2013, 01:11:12 PM
EA titles have been the last released on consoles recently, I believe. FIFA for PSX/PS2, Madden for GameCube/Xbox.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on July 23, 2013, 01:48:59 PM
Yep,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_last_games_released_on_video_game_consoles

There are surprisingly few noteworthy titles as lasts, at least to me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on July 23, 2013, 01:58:44 PM
Yep,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_last_games_released_on_video_game_consoles

There are surprisingly few noteworthy titles as lasts, at least to me.

Except for the Dreamcast, of course.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on July 26, 2013, 09:41:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0iRcgba.gif)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on July 28, 2013, 12:35:26 PM
My new graphics card arrived yesterday.  :D So far, so good..


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 31, 2013, 01:23:05 PM
NNnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
I found another MK variant


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on July 31, 2013, 02:11:00 PM
This one?

(http://vgboxart.com/boxes/Wii/21422-mortal-kombat-mii.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 31, 2013, 02:21:07 PM
MK vs DCU Platinum Hits
Also found a Canadian variant for MK vs. DCU Kollectors Edition on PS3.
But since i have (comparatively )so much PS3 stuff left to get i am not really worried about it... (OK that is a lie)


On the plus side i have not seen any Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition variants for PS3 or 360... yet. I am really hoping Canada/Mexico doesn't surprise me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 31, 2013, 02:59:42 PM
I once had a well respected college professor (by me) tell me that there was no way that anyone could just watch all the movies, and should just concentrate on the ones that have merit.  Personally I've always though him full of horse manure.  However, I think that this applies to games.  I look at all the movies that I want to see (regardless of merit) and I know that I'll get there when I want; I look at my gaming collection (much less the games I want to play) and I think that I'll likely die before I play everything I want.  This saddens me more than I care to admit (well, cared).  Maybe I'll have more time when the kids get older, but now I barely squeak by on two or three missions a night in Saints Row: The Third.  Thinking about all the RPGs I have (and want) that remain unplayed, and all masses of 8-bit micro games, DOS/Tandy games, C64 games, console games that I don't own...

Sorry for bringing things down, but I spent too much time in the can today at work (and thus too much time to think).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 31, 2013, 03:19:55 PM
I once had a well respected college professor (by me) tell me that there was no way that anyone could just watch all the movies, and should just concentrate on the ones that have merit.  Personally I've always though him full of horse manure.  However, I think that this applies to games.  I look at all the movies that I want to see (regardless of merit) and I know that I'll get there when I want; I look at my gaming collection (much less the games I want to play) and I think that I'll likely die before I play everything I want.  This saddens me more than I care to admit (well, cared).  Maybe I'll have more time when the kids get older, but now I barely squeak by on two or three missions a night in Saints Row: The Third.  Thinking about all the RPGs I have (and want) that remain unplayed, and all masses of 8-bit micro games, DOS/Tandy games, C64 games, console games that I don't own...

Sorry for bringing things down, but I spent too much time in the can today at work (and thus too much time to think).

i feel you but at the same time, first world problems LOL. i just imagine talking to some family in africa, they say "we don't have enough food and clean water, our child will die soon" and you're like "you think you have it rough? i have so many games to play i'll never finish them before i'm 80! now that's sad."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 31, 2013, 03:42:02 PM
The families in Africa get aid from all those nice religious organizations though.
{Fat old white man}For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day you can feed this family of 10. The other 8 already died of hunger and starvation.{/fat old white man}

I don't see anyone running ads to aid gamers in their pursuit of a fulfilled life.
{Fat old white man} For less than the cost of a loose NES cart a day you could help this gamer pursue his goal of actually playing the games he owns.{/Fat old white man}


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 31, 2013, 04:19:15 PM
Thanks Iz and tech.  I needed that.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 31, 2013, 04:21:35 PM
Why are boxes never the right size for shipping items in?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 31, 2013, 04:29:55 PM
Why are boxes never the right size for shipping items in?

You mean the same boxes the shipping company gave to you :)

Yeah, and don't get me started about Flat Rate boxes.  Large size, my buttocks.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 31, 2013, 06:10:34 PM
At one point i had like a truckload of boxes. No matter what i was going to sell they always seemed to be too large or too small.

Don't get me started o USPS boxes.
I have a ton of Flatrate APO/FPO boxes. I suppose i can flip them inside out though.

I really liked it when they were first introduced because inside they didn't print PRIORITY FLAT RATE


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 31, 2013, 07:16:44 PM
I have a ton of Flatrate APO/FPO boxes. I suppose i can flip them inside out though.

Hm.  Never thought of that before.


Arg!  Just found out that Drakkhen for DOS was on 5.25 floppies!  Now I've gotta find a darn 5.25 drive to fit my system!  Anyone know if they fit on standard drive input on a motherboard (the same as a 3.5")?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on July 31, 2013, 09:51:53 PM
Arg!  Just found out that Drakkhen for DOS was on 5.25 floppies!  Now I've gotta find a darn 5.25 drive to fit my system!  Anyone know if they fit on standard drive input on a motherboard (the same as a 3.5")?

I should know this one off the top of my head, I can't remember though.....if we don't figure it out I'll crack open a 386 and take some pics for ya.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on August 01, 2013, 07:17:55 AM
I should know this one off the top of my head, I can't remember though.....if we don't figure it out I'll crack open a 386 and take some pics for ya.

Appreciate the help, nupoile.  Hm.  It appears that in some circumstances it was the same (and many mobos of the 90's had two ports for them).  However, there is a question of compatability with "current" PCs.  Hm.  More research I think.  On the plus side according to Mobygames there was a IBM/Tandy marked 3.5" diskette.  Just going to have to keep my eyes peeled.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on August 06, 2013, 12:46:17 PM
Just ordered my SNES to SCART and SCART to BNC/audio cables.  I've taken my first step into the brave new world of RGB.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on August 06, 2013, 02:45:38 PM
I was sitting in the waiting room playing GBA waiting for my fiance to finish work, and this kid who looked like he was 5 or 6 came over and asked me "What kind of iPod is that?" I replied "It's not an iPod, it's a Game Boy Advance" He gets a puzzled look and then follows up with "What's a Game Boy?" Thanks kid for making me feel old...lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 06, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
I won State of Decay, Castlestorm and Skulls of the Shogun over the weekend :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 06, 2013, 05:21:09 PM
I was sitting in the waiting room playing GBA waiting for my fiance to finish work, and this kid who looked like he was 5 or 6 came over and asked me "What kind of iPod is that?" I replied "It's not an iPod, it's a Game Boy Advance" He gets a puzzled look and then follows up with "What's a Game Boy?" Thanks kid for making me feel old...lol

kids these days...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 06, 2013, 05:27:10 PM
At least you got asked about a Game Boy. *I* got asked about a Nintendo 64, an Atari Jaguar (fair enough), and SEGA (KID DIDN'T KNOW WHO SEGA WAS). In all cases, the kids had fathers who apologized to me about it. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 06, 2013, 06:27:48 PM
At least you got asked about a Game Boy. *I* got asked about a Nintendo 64, an Atari Jaguar (fair enough), and SEGA (KID DIDN'T KNOW WHO SEGA WAS). In all cases, the kids had fathers who apologized to me about it. :P

i feel like gameboy advance should be more well known by younger kids because it's more recent than n64. no one knows about jaguar :P, but sega? that's madness


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 06, 2013, 06:36:08 PM
You can walk into INSERT RANDOM PHARMACY CHAIN HERE and buy a mini genesis that has 70 built in game sAND plays Genesis carts.

No excuses.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 06, 2013, 06:37:21 PM
When the Jaguar was brought up, I met an interesting couple who used to work for Atari and had all sorts of merchandise, including Jaguar-branded toilet seat covers...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 06, 2013, 06:37:50 PM
Sounds quite fitting.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on August 06, 2013, 07:05:05 PM
When the Jaguar was brought up, I met an interesting couple who used to work for Atari and had all sorts of merchandise, including Jaguar-branded toilet seat covers...

Did they have any SNASM lapel pins?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on August 09, 2013, 07:19:06 AM
Have you guys played this Easter Egg Missile Command game on YouTube?

Go to any video and type "1980", but NOT IN THE SEARCH BOX.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on August 15, 2013, 12:06:16 PM
While my buddy from NY is coming to visit me in November with a free copy of Treachery in Beatdown city (his game) he is the one that used to work for R*
(http://i.imgur.com/hwsniHX.jpg)
The hairy beast man here.

Well now for yet to be announced deal has me helping him with it and have a credit in a game. Thought that was cool.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 15, 2013, 12:45:25 PM
I found this little Easter egg while watching 30 Rock.

 (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g436/gpro83/Colecovision_zps1ab1eb9c.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 15, 2013, 05:09:30 PM
my sister asked me to watch her 2 1/2 year old daughter for half an hour, i let her pick out an nes game to play. she picked Top Gun, and was doing pretty good at shooting down the other planes! then she wanted to try nintendogs again, apparently she remembered it from last time (where it made her sad for the puppies being stuck inside the DS lol). she seemed to like it this time.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on August 17, 2013, 08:07:22 AM
Just finished watching some of the GTAV stuff.  Pretty impressive.  Is it enough to get the GTAIV taste out of my mouth?  Who knows.  Actually as long as they make the driving fun again I'm pretty much on board, but it will have to be on console though.  There is no way my machine is going to run what I saw at more than 5FPS.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on August 17, 2013, 05:03:42 PM
Got the new GameInformer today. Not even halfway through and it's already one of the best issues EVER.

First of all, one of my favs Radiata Stories gets a mention:
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20130817_175952_489-1_zps083a4126.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20130817_175952_489-1_zps083a4126.jpg.html)

Then they have this sweet spread devoted to the Persona series:
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20130817_180047_038_zps2e6276ce.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20130817_180047_038_zps2e6276ce.jpg.html)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20130817_175703_415_zpse4574443.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20130817_175703_415_zpse4574443.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 17, 2013, 06:25:05 PM
I may have mentioned this before.

My aunt has a vectrex kicking around somewhere in her house.I was pricing out some stuff for her to possibly sell on eBay today and she mentioned the "videogame TV box" she had i haven't gotten to take a look at it yet but it may be a prototype unit. Ages ago she was with a guy who worked at Milton Bradley.

I doubt it but it would be nice. If i can get it from her for >100 i will be thrilled. Unfortunately if she finds out it may have actual value it will probably sit in her basement or attic or wherever until she decides to try and get rid of it through some means.

Wish me luck.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on August 17, 2013, 06:40:22 PM
If i can get it from her for >100 i will be thrilled.

Wish me luck.

Good luck. And you mean <100 right?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on August 17, 2013, 08:02:44 PM
Haha, this is funny stuff.

(https://i.minus.com/itabux1WyOpCQ.gif)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on August 17, 2013, 09:13:10 PM
^Major Nelson is a funny fella


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 18, 2013, 03:04:10 PM
If i can get it from her for >100 i will be thrilled.

Wish me luck.

Good luck. And you mean <100 right?
... yea.
Chances are she is going to end up wanting considerably more than the 100 though. Fingers crossed the thing works either way.

@Sirgin that was great.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 26, 2013, 09:27:25 AM
I was going to regift Zag his GH Van Halen skin.
But for hahas i listed it on eBay for 99 cents.

It ended up with a substantial number of views on weeks 1 and 2. On week 3 someone asked me what the BIN price was. I told her to put in a bid and save money (since eBay makes you increase price to BIN).

I am happy to report that the Van Halen Gamer Graphix skin is now going to someone who wants it. And it only cost me ~1.50 to get rid of it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 26, 2013, 07:15:46 PM
I am having one hell of a time trying to find my ps2 memory cards.

Edit: Complaining lead to results!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on August 26, 2013, 07:22:23 PM
Listening to my Xenogears CD's on the stereo. Game is great but personally I like the OST more. I also enjoyed XB more as a game. Not saying it's better or XG is better. XB had a nice OST but XG I will say has a far better OST IMO and one of the best on PSone. To me the best OST's on PSone are in no real order,Final Fantasy IX,Chrono Cross,Xenogears & Suikoden II.

I just need the Suikoden OST now.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 26, 2013, 07:26:25 PM
I just need the Suikoden OST now.

Me too. But I don't want to pay what everybody wants for it. Throw in the guide while I'm at it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on August 28, 2013, 12:51:23 PM
I had no idea it had  a physical release in Japan. So I will import. Not the CE tho just the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB4jNwsDIX0


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on August 28, 2013, 04:34:35 PM
I had no idea it had  a physical release in Japan. So I will import. Not the CE tho just the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB4jNwsDIX0

Got the CE in a few days ago from Play-Asia.  The extra goodies are very neat, although I'm missing out on most of it since I cannot read Japanese.  Ditto with the disc copy of the game; the gameplay may say, 'arcade brawler,' but there is much to be missed unless you are playing in a language you can read, and there is more depth to them (especially in the second game) than it first appears.

Even as a physical-copy extremist, (funny, I paid almost as much for my Saturn copy of D&D as I did the PS3 CE, and I can't read it either) I'm going to pick up the English DL when it goes on sale.  Yeah, that last part sounds silly considering how much I've spent on the game already, but I have my limits on spending on digital. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on August 28, 2013, 04:48:12 PM
I got it free on steam and love it and man  if you like this GET DRAGON's CROWN NOW! It;s a spiritual successor in so many ways. Even little details.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on August 28, 2013, 05:07:42 PM
I got it free on steam and love it and man  if you like this GET DRAGON's CROWN NOW! It;s a spiritual successor in so many ways. Even little details.

Got the PS3 and Vita versions :D
And I agree, a truly fantastic spiritual successor. 


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on August 29, 2013, 08:34:04 AM
I was dicking around YouTube this morning, and found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAExBTWIp3M


Ummm... this is a April Fools prank I missed, right?

RIGHT?

Seriously, this can't be for real...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on August 29, 2013, 09:53:27 AM
Yeah it's all over my Instagram feed. It's for younger kids I assume that would break the flip screen and its a little cheaper. This way they can play the 3Ds games but in 2D. I don't know I prob wont pick one up until down the road when someone sells a used one to the game store but who knows.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on August 29, 2013, 12:35:15 PM
^For most folks, this is absurd to the point of comedy.

For parents like me, who have a five-year-old who broke the hinge and top screen of his original DS, this is a "well, duh!"

Have to admit, Nintendo comes out with more random surprises than any other game company these days.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on September 02, 2013, 12:20:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lfykgGNPTU


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on September 03, 2013, 09:59:24 AM
And now, Cracked.com presents The 16 Most Misleading Video Game Covers Ever.

I'm sure Crabby can relate to #2.

And I always found #10 the most WTFingly misleading cover art.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-16-most-wildly-misleading-video-game-covers-ever/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 03, 2013, 05:09:20 PM
New Super Luigi U has a Part # of ARSE (WUP-ARSE-USA). Think someone at Nintendo has a sense of humor...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 03, 2013, 06:57:32 PM
(http://t.fod4.com/t/e46a67b058/c480x270_79.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 04, 2013, 07:47:11 AM
http://nintendo1ds.com/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Razor Knuckles on September 04, 2013, 08:11:28 AM
^ Thats a well played joke. Though it would be cool if it were real.

Also I like the disclaimer
(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/disclamer_zpsc683adf5.png) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/RazorKnuckles/media/disclamer_zpsc683adf5.png.html)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 04, 2013, 09:30:37 AM
Mysterious Cities of Gold: (The Video Game)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438269196/mysterious-cities-of-gold-the-video-game

Shantae Kickstater:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on September 04, 2013, 09:04:41 PM
Mysterious Cities of Gold: (The Video Game)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438269196/mysterious-cities-of-gold-the-video-game

Shantae Kickstater:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero

If you pledge $10,000 or more you get a sealed copy of the original copy of Shantae for GBC.  :o


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 08, 2013, 04:29:56 PM
My ps2 was just going through some disc read error nonsense. So I just popped it open, cleaned it out and it works like new.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on September 12, 2013, 09:45:01 AM
Preordered kingdom hearts 1.5 hd at best buy cause I had a credit.  Supposed to come with an art book.  Picked it up, didn't see an art book, they told me it was inside the package.  Got home, no art book, called them, they don't know where  the art book is.  I might get a call by Friday but it's not looking good for my KH art book :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 12, 2013, 10:01:24 AM
Best Buy is the worst place in the world. They are long overdue to go the way of Circuit City.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on September 12, 2013, 10:02:08 AM
Best Buy is the worst place in the world. They are long overdue to go the way of Circuit City.

Yup.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on September 12, 2013, 11:01:23 AM
Best Buy is a great place to window shop though! And they're the only place I go to get my cell phones. They price match and their insurance is the best I've seen.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 12, 2013, 02:28:57 PM
Retron 5 is ready to order: (Releases Oct 31st)

http://www.amazon.com/Hyperkin-RetroN-Gaming-Not-Machine-Specific/dp/B00DZIX3CQ/?tag=viglink129408-20

Anyone buying one?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on September 12, 2013, 05:46:17 PM
Retron 5 is ready to order: (Releases Oct 31st)

Anyone buying one?

Maybe. I have high hopes but I would at least wait until I hear some reviews. Mostly, I'm concerned about the sound reproduction and how accurate it is compared to the real consoles. If people say it sounds pretty close and there aren't any major flaws they might get my hundred bucks.

On the other hand, I have all the systems this represents, other than the Super Famicom, I'm also interested in the Oculus Rift and might have my wallet distracted by that.

On the other other hand, this really would fit in with my goal of having the majority of my games very easy to go from the shelf to playing on the tv. I really want people to come over, see a game and be able to play it in a minute or two.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: BadEnoughDude on September 12, 2013, 06:12:17 PM
Absolutely buying one. Love the versatility, and there's absolutely no way it can look worse than coax/composite/component on a hi-def TV.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on September 14, 2013, 11:29:36 PM
Preordered kingdom hearts 1.5 hd at best buy cause I had a credit.  Supposed to come with an art book.  Picked it up, didn't see an art book, they told me it was inside the package.  Got home, no art book, called them, they don't know where  the art book is.  I might get a call by Friday but it's not looking good for my KH art book :(

Went back to the store after not hearing back from anyone for 3 days, spoke to a manger who actually had a clue and I got my limited edition KH.  Crisis averted.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 15, 2013, 01:55:28 AM
Retron 5 is ready to order: (Releases Oct 31st)

http://www.amazon.com/Hyperkin-RetroN-Gaming-Not-Machine-Specific/dp/B00DZIX3CQ/?tag=viglink129408-20

Anyone buying one?


I may around Spring '14, but I noticed this from the Amazon page: "1 AC Adapter with 4 variable head sockets."  So I'm going to have to fish out the power "head sockets" when I switch between the SNES and the Genesis?  I'm still interested, but that process seems kind of sucky.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 15, 2013, 07:33:41 PM
http://imgur.com/1iu0KEM

No thought was put into this ad if it is real.
(http://i.imgur.com/1iu0KEM.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 15, 2013, 08:40:32 PM
http://imgur.com/1iu0KEM

No thought was put into this ad if it is real.
(http://i.imgur.com/1iu0KEM.jpg)

Lol.  If you put on those sunglasses from They Live you see: "Buy it so we can fix it, sucka."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 16, 2013, 03:26:42 PM
And they're the only place I go to get my cell phones. They price match and their insurance is the best I've seen.

Too bad they dont have the Windows 8 Sprint phone yet. Then again I havent checked in a few weeks.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 17, 2013, 06:49:12 PM
So I'm pretty stoked after hearing all this talk about GTA5 (though I won't be able to get it until probably mid-next year), from vast amount of improvements over GTA4 to the wonderfully expansive world.  However, I do have some reservations, mainly the characters.  While at this point I have only seen Jim Sterling's GTA5 coverage in his Now Bloody Playing Youtube series as well as the Giant Bomb Quick Look, it's pretty obvious that there is no trace of the (more or less) lighthearted violence and game play that we've come to enjoy in both the previous GTA games as well as Saints Row.  In fact, the characters seem like they are all either raging stereotypes or complete scumbags, neither of which I fancy playing for 40+ hours.  What happened to the left-handed humor that this series was famous for?  Did they see what Volition was doing with Saints Row and just decide to go balls-out with the violence and sadism, Kane and Lynch style?

I would once again like to repeat that I understand that I've had limited exposure to this game, and while I will certainly get an earful from my workmates as well as from podcasts and videos on Youtube, I will not get to sit down and really play it for another eight months or so, and thus my opinion is nothing more than an impression of what I have seen.

Still, first impressions as very powerful and this will likely color what I see for a while regarding this game.  So while I'm ecstatic that Rockstar have finally fixed the driving and shooting, I don't know if I find that a valid trade-off for likable characters.  But then again, who knows.  If anything, Rockstar is well know for their ability to pull the rug out from under out feet regarding story.  Time will tell.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on September 17, 2013, 08:30:12 PM
Grand Theft Auto V is skipping PC though correct?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on September 17, 2013, 08:45:24 PM
GTA V has not been announced for the PC yet.

Lots of people very much believe it will be on the PC next year though. PCgamer.com has a couple articles talking about the subject. The gist of it is that while it is all speculation, there are some somewhat telling facts and the history of the previous GTA release dates on the consoles vs PC points to a PC release, someday.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/17/gta-5-rumourgeddon/

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/05/01/gta-5-pc-release-date/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 17, 2013, 09:14:30 PM
Grand Theft Auto V is skipping PC though correct?

What nupoile said.  It'll come out, just like it always does.  Now that it's hit consoles speculation on the PC side will turn from a question of when to a question of how:  physical or digital.  I'm also quite curious to see if the game will stress machines in a traditional manner (by hitting the video card hardest) or how they implemented GTA4 (which was a massive processor hog).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on September 17, 2013, 09:50:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSRhi8-dDvA&feature=c4-overview&list=UU1eWLK3pF8laCdtK5kJ_mZQ


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 17, 2013, 09:55:25 PM
I have heard extremely mixed reviews.

I know plenty of people who were blowing up the internet daily about OMG COMES OUT TONIGHT MIDNIGHT RELEASE FOR ME.
Or how great it was going to be or blah blah blah.

But saw one person already wanted to sell it to someone else, another guy turned it off after 20 minutes to go watch a soccer game, etc , etc
Maybe the people with good stuff to say about it are all still playing it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on September 18, 2013, 10:42:27 AM
I'm in Kingdom Hearts mode.  Playing 1.5HD, Dream Drop Distance, and considering re-starting Birth by Sleep.  Just loving it right now.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 18, 2013, 06:51:49 PM
So I'm pretty stoked after hearing all this talk about GTA5 (though I won't be able to get it until probably mid-next year), from vast amount of improvements over GTA4 to the wonderfully expansive world.  However, I do have some reservations, mainly the characters.  While at this point I have only seen Jim Sterling's GTA5 coverage in his Now Bloody Playing Youtube series as well as the Giant Bomb Quick Look, it's pretty obvious that there is no trace of the (more or less) lighthearted violence and game play that we've come to enjoy in both the previous GTA games as well as Saints Row.  In fact, the characters seem like they are all either raging stereotypes or complete scumbags, neither of which I fancy playing for 40+ hours.  What happened to the left-handed humor that this series was famous for?  Did they see what Volition was doing with Saints Row and just decide to go balls-out with the violence and sadism, Kane and Lynch style?

I would once again like to repeat that I understand that I've had limited exposure to this game, and while I will certainly get an earful from my workmates as well as from podcasts and videos on Youtube, I will not get to sit down and really play it for another eight months or so, and thus my opinion is nothing more than an impression of what I have seen.

Still, first impressions as very powerful and this will likely color what I see for a while regarding this game.  So while I'm ecstatic that Rockstar have finally fixed the driving and shooting, I don't know if I find that a valid trade-off for likable characters.  But then again, who knows.  If anything, Rockstar is well know for their ability to pull the rug out from under out feet regarding story.  Time will tell.

Watched a few vids on youtube of the early game and I wouldn't say it's gone Kane and Lynch style. There's even a flip-off/insult button. There's still the funny social commentary. There's still the funny radio.

If you think about it, the playable characters are never that funny. In GTA III he doesn't even speak, in Vice City and San Andreas the main character is pretty bland. I thought Niko was pretty interesting, but even still he was bland compared to his surrounding cast and crew. It's the world of GTA that's entertaining, not the main character.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 18, 2013, 07:03:17 PM
People are dumb:
"Hey devs, you don't need micro transactions for make money! Case and point: GTA V"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 18, 2013, 09:50:36 PM
Watched a few vids on youtube of the early game and I wouldn't say it's gone Kane and Lynch style. There's even a flip-off/insult button. There's still the funny social commentary. There's still the funny radio.

If you think about it, the playable characters are never that funny. In GTA III he doesn't even speak, in Vice City and San Andreas the main character is pretty bland. I thought Niko was pretty interesting, but even still he was bland compared to his surrounding cast and crew. It's the world of GTA that's entertaining, not the main character.

No, I do understand what you are saying.  Maybe the whole Kane and Lynch-thing was a bit half-cocked.  Still, there is a change in this game that wasn't there before: In past GTA games the lead characters were (more or less) bland shells surrounded by cartoon characters (though the lead was more fleshed out by GTA4).  The difference is a sense of honor.  Sounds dumb, but think about it: while all the lead characters featured in GTA titles are sociopaths, there is very little cold-blood killing (in cut-scenes).  The true murder and mayhem was always carried out by the gamer controlling the action.  While a friend played I watched one of the characters jump a fence and murder (without provocation) a bunch of people for the mere reason one of them called a greeting.  I'm not judging, just saying there is a noticeable change.

Now I view these games the same as you (and more people, I'd warrant): the world is the real main character of the series.  Personally I can't wait to get my hands on the game and commence on doing my best to break the world and its mechanics, but until I can immerse myself in seeing if I can add superchargers to taco trucks, I can't help but observe (which may be more indicative of where I am getting the videos from).

People are dumb:
"Hey devs, you don't need micro transactions for make money! Case and point: GTA V"

Lol.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 19, 2013, 12:25:28 AM
IF it is like Kane and Lynch I actually might play it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 19, 2013, 09:11:05 AM
Watched a few vids on youtube of the early game and I wouldn't say it's gone Kane and Lynch style. There's even a flip-off/insult button. There's still the funny social commentary. There's still the funny radio.

If you think about it, the playable characters are never that funny. In GTA III he doesn't even speak, in Vice City and San Andreas the main character is pretty bland. I thought Niko was pretty interesting, but even still he was bland compared to his surrounding cast and crew. It's the world of GTA that's entertaining, not the main character.

No, I do understand what you are saying.  Maybe the whole Kane and Lynch-thing was a bit half-cocked.  Still, there is a change in this game that wasn't there before: In past GTA games the lead characters were (more or less) bland shells surrounded by cartoon characters (though the lead was more fleshed out by GTA4).  The difference is a sense of honor.  Sounds dumb, but think about it: while all the lead characters featured in GTA titles are sociopaths, there is very little cold-blood killing (in cut-scenes).  The true murder and mayhem was always carried out by the gamer controlling the action.  While a friend played I watched one of the characters jump a fence and murder (without provocation) a bunch of people for the mere reason one of them called a greeting.  I'm not judging, just saying there is a noticeable change.

Now I view these games the same as you (and more people, I'd warrant): the world is the real main character of the series.  Personally I can't wait to get my hands on the game and commence on doing my best to break the world and its mechanics, but until I can immerse myself in seeing if I can add superchargers to taco trucks, I can't help but observe (which may be more indicative of where I am getting the videos from).

People are dumb:
"Hey devs, you don't need micro transactions for make money! Case and point: GTA V"

Lol.

So the problem is that they fleshed out the playable characters TOO much.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 19, 2013, 06:16:55 PM
I'm seriously tempted to buy a PS3 just to play GTA 5...If I was working right now I totally would.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 19, 2013, 06:38:19 PM
So the problem is that they fleshed out the playable characters TOO much.

No.  From what I was observing, I didn't like who the characters appeared to be.  Personally I don't give a fig how well the characters are fleshed out if they are something that I cannot: 1) identify with, or 2) be entertained by.  As time has been ticking away I've spent more time talking to those who are actually playing the game (as opposed to getting canned, non-interactive reactions from Youtube videos) so I'm starting to learn there is more depth to the characters.  No surprise there.  I care more for the world, game mechanics, and radio DJs than the story, so I don't care too much in that arena.  As I told a friend after GTA5 was announced, "As long as they make driving fun again I'll buy the game."  

These posts of mine has been more of a casual observance based primarily on evidence gathered from Youtube (which are pretty much all non-studious, off-the-cuff comments), so I wouldn't look too deep for any meaning.   I'm going to get my kids to bed, make some tomato-basil soup for tomorrow, then audit my 360 games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on September 22, 2013, 10:22:42 AM
Seems like the GTA5 madness sort of passed RFG by? Hardly anyone here talking about it.


Unrelated: I tried adding all my club nintendo points from games I bought in the last year (and more). Games published in 2008-09 had expired codes. :( But I was able to redeem the points of Super Smash Bros. Melee (yes, Melee on the GameCube) which I bought used, hahaha. How Nintendo manages not to deactivate the code on ancient games I have no ide;, yet games 5 years have their codes expired. :P

EDIT: also, the European "star catalog" sucks big time. There's hardly anything worth getting apart from the Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack, which I'm still 1600 points away from.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 22, 2013, 11:07:17 AM
I mean, we've been talking about it in this thread, and in the gaming diary.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on September 22, 2013, 02:03:00 PM
Seems like the GTA5 madness sort of passed RFG by? Hardly anyone here talking about it.

I'm waiting for the unannounced pc version, uh, and a price drop or two. In other words, it'll be all the rage at my house in a year or two.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on September 22, 2013, 04:00:01 PM
Seems like the GTA5 madness sort of passed RFG by? Hardly anyone here talking about it.

I'm waiting for the unannounced pc version, uh, and a price drop or two. In other words, it'll be all the rage at my house in a year or two.

Ah yes, I've read about the PC assets that were found in the GTA5 app. Completely unsurprising of course. Every GTA game has gone to PC. It'll probably still be a 6 months wait, I guess.



I mean, we've been talking about it in this thread, and in the gaming diary.
I suppose you're right, but it still looks a bit timid compared with other sites I sometimes frequent. To be honest, I find it a bit annoying how we have the tendency here at RFG to keep posting things in a handful of mega-threads (gaming diary, unrelated thoughts ...) which makes it very hard to keep track of a conversation on a certain topic. Ok, I don't really care about unrelated thoughts, but when it comes to actual games I'd like it more if we had a habit of creating seperate topics for them. Especially for big titles like GTA5. There's little chance for conversations to develop over several days or weeks if the posts are dropped into the void of a 100-page topic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 22, 2013, 05:18:44 PM
That's true. We did used to do more game specific threads.

I guess there's just way more games and everyone's more spread out over them than there used to be.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on September 22, 2013, 05:19:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NCGPGZo.gif)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 22, 2013, 05:32:01 PM
there was a couple topics for The Last of Us when it came out, and i think Bioshock Infinite as well. not many more though


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 24, 2013, 01:26:29 PM
Would your significant other wear this? My wife like things with defined color schemes which this doesn't have so I doubt she'd be into it. Although SMW is one of my favs I'm not sure how I even feel about it, even though the model here wears it well.

(http://d111vui60acwyt.cloudfront.net/product_photos/6399486/12_original.jpg)

http://www.storenvy.com/products/2895417-super-mario-dress


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 24, 2013, 03:20:18 PM
That's true. We did used to do more game specific threads.

I guess there's just way more games and everyone's more spread out over them than there used to be.

Then create new threads for specific games! Problem solved!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 24, 2013, 03:24:05 PM
The gaping maw should be a little lower and to the left.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 24, 2013, 03:29:32 PM
The gaping maw should be a little lower and to the left.

Mario already went swimming there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on September 24, 2013, 04:14:29 PM
The gaping maw should be a little lower and to the left.

Hey now.  :)


Mario already went swimming there.

HEY NOW!!!  :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: NES_Rules on September 24, 2013, 04:26:22 PM
The gaping maw should be a little lower and to the left.
That was my first thought as well.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 24, 2013, 05:01:36 PM
They could have made that area a star road entrance as well. Or a ghost house.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 24, 2013, 05:14:07 PM
The gaping maw should be a little lower and to the left.

Mario already went swimming there.

Looks like he bombed her castle if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 24, 2013, 05:38:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CdVTCDdEwI


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 24, 2013, 06:55:59 PM
My girl'd probably wear it.

Have to make sure she never sees it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 24, 2013, 07:11:11 PM
And by that you meant PLEASE ANTHONY PUT THAT ON MY FACEBOOK WALL right?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 26, 2013, 11:33:47 PM
Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut out on Steam October 31st?  How the heck did I miss that?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 26, 2013, 11:42:09 PM
Because random dinner scene.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 26, 2013, 11:56:01 PM
MS is handing out console bans like candy on Halloween.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 27, 2013, 10:38:43 AM
It is awesome


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on September 27, 2013, 11:11:55 AM
Didn't know where to post this but this works. Looks like they are releasing a type of physical copy of Mighty No. 9
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/28/ajamury2.jpg)
Looks like Crabby can snag a copy if he wishes. Ha


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 27, 2013, 04:58:22 PM
MS is handing out console bans like candy on Halloween.

For what?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 27, 2013, 05:39:59 PM
MS is handing out console bans like candy on Halloween.

For what?

dressing up in scary costumes and saying "trick or treat!"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 28, 2013, 09:29:33 AM
Oodles of people made accounts in new regions and downloaded a bunch of games for free due to pricing errors.
Some people got console bans, some got account bans, some got both, some got none.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 28, 2013, 10:02:37 AM
So they can literally just turn off your console? Does it still work with storebought games?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 28, 2013, 10:26:25 AM
They don't completely brick them.
Just can't connect to the internet anymore.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on September 28, 2013, 05:48:03 PM
Just realized this but Xbox One is pretty much what Microsoft wanted in 2001 with the HP Windows Xp media Center PC. It was so rough then as the tech was not quite there nor the market. They wanted it to be THE box in te living room. They also tried it with Original Xbox with it being able to play movie on DVD and rip music but again Market and tech not quite there. 360 while had media options was marketed as a gaming machine and a living room machine but mainly games so they shifted a little at first than later 360 was shown as an end all living room box.

Now Xbox One is what they wanted with Windows Media Center and Xbox in 2001. Thing is now what I believe the issue is the kinda tech s so readily avail it can be in anything. Smart TV,Roku,Apple TV and other consoles can do the same stuff. Plus the living room is not the only place people gather anymore but mobile devices and such. So MS always was trying to create this market but without MS help the market began anyway but MS kept misfiring when to re introduces themselves as the sole box for it. Now there is no such thing as just one device for all. Everyone has multiples so XBO seems a bit lost..and now just another games console. What people buy it for but not what MS wanted people to buy it for as the #1 reason.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 28, 2013, 07:00:49 PM
Sony's PSX kinda had the same goal too. Nintendo and Panasonic's Q as well. Hmm... All of these stories sorta have the same ending don't they?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 28, 2013, 07:03:26 PM
So what you are saying is Xbox One will never leave Japan?
I will take that bet.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on September 28, 2013, 07:36:31 PM
Huh?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 28, 2013, 07:45:31 PM
So what you are saying is Xbox One will never leave Japan?
I will take that bet.

More to the fact they were massive failures.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 28, 2013, 10:00:58 PM
Oodles of people made accounts in new regions and downloaded a bunch of games for free due to pricing errors.
Some people got console bans, some got account bans, some got both, some got none.

wait, so microsoft made a mistake on their store, and they're banning people for taking advantage of it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 28, 2013, 11:45:51 PM
Sounds about right.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 29, 2013, 10:13:48 PM
Oodles of people made accounts in new regions and downloaded a bunch of games for free due to pricing errors.
Some people got console bans, some got account bans, some got both, some got none.

wait, so microsoft made a mistake on their store, and they're banning people for taking advantage of it?

Blizzard does that with exploiters in WoW (though they never caught up with my fish-botting, or pick-pocket botting). I guess the reasoning is, you know it's wrong so don't do it. Kind of double edged I guess.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 30, 2013, 12:36:28 PM
Another day another kickstarter. This time it's a sequel to River City Ransom:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/combitstudios/river-city-ransom-underground


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 30, 2013, 12:55:05 PM
Oodles of people made accounts in new regions and downloaded a bunch of games for free due to pricing errors.
Some people got console bans, some got account bans, some got both, some got none.

wait, so microsoft made a mistake on their store, and they're banning people for taking advantage of it?

No they are banning people for breaking the Terms of Service agreement. Signing up for an account and saying you live in China and you live in the US just to exploit the Xbox Live Market place is a no no.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 30, 2013, 01:05:52 PM
Here's a link to more information about the Xbox Live Bans started:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=677769

Also Retron 5 delayed until Dec 10th:

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/21/retron-5-retro-console-delayed-to-december-10/

"The console is now better ventilated, and it will also allow the use of the Sega Power Base Converter"

Maybe they will add 32X support next?



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 30, 2013, 01:59:06 PM
Oodles of people made accounts in new regions and downloaded a bunch of games for free due to pricing errors.
Some people got console bans, some got account bans, some got both, some got none.

wait, so microsoft made a mistake on their store, and they're banning people for taking advantage of it?

No they are banning people for breaking the Terms of Service agreement. Signing up for an account and saying you live in China and you live in the US just to exploit the Xbox Live Market place is a no no.

ah ok that's different then, i thought it was something similar to a store like walmart having a typo on a price label, and then banning people from coming there again if they came up to the till with that item. where normally they would just honor the mistake and let you have it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 30, 2013, 02:49:49 PM
No but if you read what people are saying that's what you would think is happening.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 30, 2013, 03:00:25 PM
The XBLA version of Ben 10 was available in North America for free due to a pricing error - no ban. Creating an account for a MARKETPLACE REGION THAT WAS NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE and DOWNLOADING FREE CONTENT THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR FREE IN YOUR REGION, and then ADVERTISING IT TO THOUSANDS OF GAMERS - variable ban based on whatever member of the Xbox Live team enforced it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 30, 2013, 04:20:58 PM
Oodles of people made accounts in new regions and downloaded a bunch of games for free due to pricing errors.
Some people got console bans, some got account bans, some got both, some got none.

wait, so microsoft made a mistake on their store, and they're banning people for taking advantage of it?

No they are banning people for breaking the Terms of Service agreement. Signing up for an account and saying you live in China and you live in the US just to exploit the Xbox Live Market place is a no no.

Everybody with a PS3 does this. I have a Japan and a UK account just for exclusives.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 30, 2013, 05:10:35 PM
...and those exclusives are in other regions, right? You're not downloading content available in your country in a restricted region for free.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 30, 2013, 05:23:49 PM
I have Live accounts for: (edit actually i missed a couple countries. And some of the countries have more than one account.)

Argentina
Australia
France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Morocco
Oman
Spain
Trinidad/Tobago
UK
New Zealand

Morocco and Oman were bannable accounts because they performed marketplace theft. Those 2 countries do not have an actual marketplace to buy games from. So the people who figured out how to cheat the system just started searching every possible game/DLC to see what showed up as "free" instead of "not available"

Everyone who got bans (technically) deserved them. The people who cried the most about getting bans (at least the ones i know of) had habitually broke various rules in various service agreements. I'm guessing they had been flagged on multiple occasions which is why some people got more severe actions taken against them.

That being said if i got a console ban for stealing ~40$s worth of content when i have shelled out 10k+ dollars in the last ~3 years on MS stuff i would have been a little miffed.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on September 30, 2013, 06:35:38 PM
I have a US and Japanese one. Too lazy to do all the other for free crap.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on September 30, 2013, 07:25:06 PM
But why play games in languages that you don't understand?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 30, 2013, 08:11:27 PM
But why play games in languages that you don't understand?

Most of them can be played in English. Also, Gamerscore.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 30, 2013, 11:08:01 PM
But why play games in languages that you don't understand?

Most of them can be played in English. Also, Gamerscore.

This.


Why play Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for days on end on multiple consoles?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 01, 2013, 12:11:50 PM
Or Quantum of Solace 15 times LOL


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on October 02, 2013, 10:38:19 AM
I have one Live account, one PSN account, and one Club Nintendo account.  I'm such a conformist.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 03, 2013, 11:49:13 AM
https://twitter.com/noobde/status/385790601020461056


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 03, 2013, 04:33:54 PM
https://twitter.com/noobde/status/385790601020461056

That's cold.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 03, 2013, 04:43:03 PM
But, they already announced Ultra Street Fighter IV!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 04, 2013, 07:59:04 AM
https://twitter.com/noobde/status/385790601020461056

That's cold.

I found it hilarious.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 04, 2013, 10:06:59 AM
https://twitter.com/noobde/status/385790601020461056

That's cold.

I found it hilarious.

This and very truthful.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 09, 2013, 01:34:02 PM
WHERE'S YAHTZEE'S NEW VIDEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 13, 2013, 12:59:04 AM
(https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/553/3991/original.jpg)

There is back story to this but i don't feel it is needed for the comment to be funny.
Plus i don't care to verify it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on October 13, 2013, 05:44:43 AM
Yeah, that's real.  I thought it was pretty funny.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 13, 2013, 11:47:03 AM
That is awesome!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 13, 2013, 12:32:33 PM
(https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/553/3991/original.jpg)

There is back story to this but i don't feel it is needed for the comment to be funny.
Plus i don't care to verify it.

It's supposed to be a play on the Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DONT KNOW! title they're releasing, but they decided not to support it for Vita.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on October 15, 2013, 05:34:21 PM
Sonic has now appeared on Nintendo systems longer than it appeared on SEGA systems. WTF


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 15, 2013, 05:55:44 PM
Today I learned there is a Mega Man comic book. Before you get too excited its made by Archie.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 15, 2013, 06:03:18 PM
Sonic has now appeared on Nintendo systems longer than it appeared on SEGA systems. WTF

Thats crazy!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 15, 2013, 06:04:25 PM
Today I learned there is a Mega Man comic book. Before you get too excited its made by Archie and it is Mega man.

Fixed that for you :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 15, 2013, 07:20:42 PM
Today I learned there is a Mega Man comic book. Before you get too excited its made by Archie... the same guys who make the Sonic ones.

Fixed that for you :)

Refixed to bring Sonic back into the conversation.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 15, 2013, 07:26:20 PM
That's why that comic must suck.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on October 16, 2013, 12:25:26 AM
And because it is Sonic and he hasn't been good in 20 years.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on October 16, 2013, 12:29:02 AM
And because it is Sonic and he hasn't been good in 20 years.

Nah man,  Sonic Colors and Generations are fantastic games. It was only 2003-2009 the series sucked. Was great in the 90's. Had a real downfall for a few years but it's back on track to being really good again.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 16, 2013, 07:45:55 AM
And because it is Sonic and he hasn't been good in 20 years... about the same time the last somewhat decent Megaman game came out.

Fixed to bring Megaman back into the discussion.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 16, 2013, 09:02:04 AM
To make things interesting, the Sonic and Mega Man digests are having a crossover. I pick up the Sonic digests, as they are quarterly.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on October 16, 2013, 12:00:08 PM
Finished Super Hexagon a few days ago.  Anyone else equally awesome?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: deleted on October 17, 2013, 11:52:14 PM
You beat all the levels? I only beat the first one (i.e. over 60 seconds, unlocking a new level, so I assume that's beating it...).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: wildbil52 on October 18, 2013, 09:21:58 AM
There are 3 levels.  Hexagon, Hexagoner, and Hexagonest.  Getting to 60 seconds on each level unlocks a bonus "hyper" level for each.  When you reach 60 seconds on the third, or Hexagonest, level the credits roll so I count that as completing the game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Duke.Togo on October 22, 2013, 10:55:29 PM
It looks like AtGames is making a new ColecoVision: http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/16/4844900/retro-device-deal-brings-colecovision-back-from-the-80s


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 22, 2013, 11:45:17 PM
Kickstarter is going to include an adapter you can attach your Atari flashback consoles to so you can play 2600 games on your CV


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 24, 2013, 04:32:05 PM
I just learned King from Tekken is only wearing a mask.
I thought he was only part man all these years.

I still don't understand WTF Tekken is supposed to be about. I know it has a story but from what little i got out of playing Tekken 6 it just seems to make 0 sense...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on October 28, 2013, 11:51:34 PM
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/10/28/call-of-duty-native-1080p-on-ps4-720p-on-xbox-one

To quote Yoda: Begun the Console Wars have

Interesting if true. Will the One be the new PS3 when it comes to programing?
I guess we will see in 2 weeks.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 29, 2013, 08:40:02 AM
I bet next console run is 1080p. Never be an early adopter.

That being said. I honestly don't know how picky i would be about the differences of 720 vs 1080. Would i the average joe honestly notice it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 29, 2013, 09:40:00 AM
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/10/28/call-of-duty-native-1080p-on-ps4-720p-on-xbox-one

To quote Yoda: Begun the Console Wars have

Interesting if true. Will the One be the new PS3 when it comes to programing?
I guess we will see in 2 weeks.

...yes, I'm sure it'll become relevant FIRST DAY which console will win because of programming. Not that, you know, the console software/firmware can't be updated AT ALL throughout the lifespan. ::)

Sony added support for 3D and 1080p much earlier than Microsoft did for current consoles, and it didn't drive sales much.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 29, 2013, 04:36:31 PM
I bet next console run is 1080p. Never be an early adopter.

That being said. I honestly don't know how picky i would be about the differences of 720 vs 1080. Would i the average joe honestly notice it?

I don't know if I'm the average joe, but when it comes to movies 720 vs 1080 on my new tv I can toooootally tell and it drives me nuts if I don't have crystal clear quality. Need more hard drives.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 29, 2013, 04:42:36 PM
Rome II Blood Pack DLC coming out on Thursday. Warning, completely metal image and song below.

(http://cdn2.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/259800/ss_203b10f179623d9893dfab759482af082612632b.1920x1080.jpg?t=1383080249)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POJzyR2NOZA


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: shoes23 on October 29, 2013, 06:21:23 PM
Rome II Blood Pack DLC coming out on Thursday. Warning, completely metal image and song below.

(http://cdn2.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/259800/ss_203b10f179623d9893dfab759482af082612632b.1920x1080.jpg?t=1383080249)



That's a pretty impressive blood geyser, although my first impression was that his hat looks out of place (more akin to something Watson from Sherlock Holmes might wear).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 29, 2013, 09:00:42 PM
That helmet is made from bronze or copper for real warriors of Gaul, its not a puny cloth ornament!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on October 29, 2013, 11:28:47 PM
why would it not support 1080p day one when 360 has supported it for years? like shadow said it doesn't matter because it can be updated, but i really don't understand why they would backtrack like that, not a good way to start.

also there is a very noticeable difference between 720 and 1080 for me


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on October 30, 2013, 12:16:51 AM
Got my Vitaback vitaback Vitaback vitaback Vitaback vitaback Sony's Vita back!! BBQ Sauce!


Got it back from repiar.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: monkees19 on October 30, 2013, 01:51:19 AM
Why am I not surprised a Sony gaming product broke? Unless you're slinging it against walls!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on October 30, 2013, 03:04:43 AM
Why am I not surprised a Sony gaming product broke? Unless you're slinging it against walls!

It was in my bag and by mistake got dropped on the floor. Was my fault really as it was loosely in the bag. Screen got cracked. So now have a protector and such. Vita is pretty tough really. This is not a regular thing I prise as I take care of my stuff but sometimes accidents happen and a year ago it fell out the bag onto concrete and barely nicked the back.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 04, 2013, 01:41:42 PM
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ele/4170085079.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 04, 2013, 01:43:05 PM
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ele/4170085079.html

Quote
looking for a blow job in exchange for the 3ds brand new.
send me a picture of your face or body so I can confirm if I want you to suck me.

Get on that, Anthony.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 04, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
Who says it isn't my ad?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 04, 2013, 01:50:53 PM
lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on November 04, 2013, 05:21:41 PM
why would it not support 1080p day one when 360 has supported it for years? like shadow said it doesn't matter because it can be updated, but i really don't understand why they would backtrack like that, not a good way to start.

also there is a very noticeable difference between 720 and 1080 for me

Almost no games on the 360 and PS3 run natively at 1080p. They are upscaled to 1080p.

The difference between the graphics cores in the Xbone and the PS4 will be such that to get an acceptable framerate, the Xbone version might run at 720p (then upscaled) whereas the PS4 version might be 1080p natively.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 05, 2013, 12:21:14 AM
why would it not support 1080p day one when 360 has supported it for years? like shadow said it doesn't matter because it can be updated, but i really don't understand why they would backtrack like that, not a good way to start.

also there is a very noticeable difference between 720 and 1080 for me

Almost no games on the 360 and PS3 run natively at 1080p. They are upscaled to 1080p.

The difference between the graphics cores in the Xbone and the PS4 will be such that to get an acceptable framerate, the Xbone version might run at 720p (then upscaled) whereas the PS4 version might be 1080p natively.

ah i didn't know that about ps3/360 1080p, i was judging based on pc differences between 720 and 1080, the differences is very obvious there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 05, 2013, 05:30:11 PM
I read an article that the differences are only obvious depending on screen size and distance from the TV. Since i don't sit close to a gigantic TV i don't think i will ever notice the difference.

Also:
http://imgur.com/AbtHKTR


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Necrosaro on November 05, 2013, 08:37:19 PM
ah i didn't know that about ps3/360 1080p, i was judging based on pc differences between 720 and 1080, the differences is very obvious there.
It's the one thing that sucks about consoles, you can't set native resolution for the game. The developers render the game in a resolution that is most efficient for gameplay according to the console's specs. Which is why most PS3/360 games run natively at 720p, some are even sub-HD, like 540p. Although quite a few indie titles on the PSN (not sure about XBL) actually do run natively at 1080p.

I've been getting into the inFamous games lately, yet another exclusive PS3 series. Pretty fun superhero-type game, and you can either play as a hero or be a total douchebag. Your superpowers slightly change accordingly. Beat the game on the Good path, now replaying the game on the Evil path.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 06, 2013, 02:58:21 PM
https://twitter.com/noobde/status/398176612593594368


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 06, 2013, 03:11:35 PM
Were you linking the comic or the tweet?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 07, 2013, 09:35:50 AM
Way of the Warrior for the 3DO, developed by Naughty Dog, is WAY too difficult for it's own good.

Still, the Rob Zombie Music is good. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 08, 2013, 01:17:25 AM
Were you linking the comic or the tweet?

Both i guess?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 08, 2013, 08:41:28 AM
Did you guys see this Kickstarter?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1699256938/the-vanamo-online-game-museum

It was more than 200% funded. Seems like a good way to build a system collection to me, I should do this   :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 08, 2013, 05:36:24 PM
someone should do this for RFG ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 09, 2013, 10:30:30 AM
MarriotGuy should have done that.
Looks like he could have saved a ton on out of pocket funds.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 09, 2013, 10:43:17 AM
My girlfriend's sister is leading this conference for German studies and for some reason they've got a guy talking about narrative and video games.

It's streaming live right now if anyone's interested

https://plus.google.com/u/0/107368773494753709559/posts


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: NES_Rules on November 09, 2013, 11:23:13 AM
someone should do this for RFG ;D
From what I'm seeing, he's making the images he creates open source, so we could technically just post the images here. So there's no need for us to do the work.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 09, 2013, 11:53:36 AM
Well, since this IS the thread of gaming randomness...

Did I ever tell you all the story of how bickman2k saved the world by killing the Creator of the universe with a Nuclear Bomb? .....It's true! Shadow Kisuragi, Izret101, bickman2k, and myself climbed a tower to the sky, fought with the Creator of the universe, and just when we were about to lose, bickman2k whipped out a Nuclear Bomb, threw it at him, and blew him to smithereens! Unfortunately, I no longer have the pictures I took to prove it, but you'll just have to take my word for it! It really happened!

Yes, I love Final Fantasy Legend for the Game Boy very much. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 09, 2013, 07:30:54 PM
I don't care what anyone says, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a fucking awesome game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on November 10, 2013, 05:06:52 PM
Finished GTA V bit disappointed. It just sort of ended no giant final mission or anything :-(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 10, 2013, 06:17:35 PM
Finished GTA V bit disappointed. It just sort of ended no giant final mission or anything :-(

That sucks...Can't imagine a GTA ending without a multi layered nearly impossible mission :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 14, 2013, 05:44:30 PM
This happened on my stream the other day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4V84r4hHQM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 15, 2013, 01:45:15 AM
This happened on my stream the other day.

rofl


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on November 21, 2013, 12:17:12 AM
So Shin'en said they are using 4-8k resolution textures for Fast Racing Neo on Wii U. For perspective most PS3/360 games don't even use 2k textures. The car on their website is from the game. I swear these guys are the new Factor 5 for Nintendo. They just know how to bring the best out of their systems technically.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 22, 2013, 01:15:59 AM
I don't care what anyone says, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a fucking awesome game.

Loved the story/gameplay. I was really hoping for another RE entry like that. But it probably won't happen.

Do not love that it takes like 60+ hours to get all the achievements.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 22, 2013, 05:04:52 PM
For the last 10 years or so i have periodically come across a battery cover that i keep moving into new storage bins.

I know as soon as i throw it away i will come across the hardware item it belongs to and instantly know that is where it belongs so i just keep moving it around until the day i have all my hardware out and can find its match.



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 22, 2013, 05:23:13 PM
Well, since this IS the thread of gaming randomness...

Did I ever tell you all the story of how bickman2k saved the world by killing the Creator of the universe with a Nuclear Bomb? .....It's true! Shadow Kisuragi, Izret101, bickman2k, and myself climbed a tower to the sky, fought with the Creator of the universe, and just when we were about to lose, bickman2k whipped out a Nuclear Bomb, threw it at him, and blew him to smithereens! Unfortunately, I no longer have the pictures I took to prove it, but you'll just have to take my word for it! It really happened!

Yes, I love Final Fantasy Legend for the Game Boy very much. :P

Figured it was Legend. HAHAHAH.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Barracuda on November 23, 2013, 09:19:12 AM
I just had all of my gaming stuff out and listed it all on Craigslist by system. The response has been tremendous but in the end I just couldn't go through with selling any of it. Has this ever happened to anyone else?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 23, 2013, 10:27:48 AM
I just had all of my gaming stuff out and listed it all on Craigslist by system. The response has been tremendous but in the end I just couldn't go through with selling any of it. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

You just punk'd everyone in your town.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Barracuda on November 23, 2013, 10:45:17 PM
I just had all of my gaming stuff out and listed it all on Craigslist by system. The response has been tremendous but in the end I just couldn't go through with selling any of it. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

You just punk'd everyone in your town.

I never really thought of it that way.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on November 24, 2013, 04:49:13 PM
So I came across this video the other day whilst looking for Sega CD repair videos.  I was literally crying with laughter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M8MIdhQ_7A


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on November 24, 2013, 07:47:05 PM
I just finished watching Video games Awesome Xbox One launch videos. Wow they had one failure after another with that console. Even with a second console they still had issues. Not as many as the semi bricked day one console they got. Just a laundry list of failures they had with both XBO's. I kept laughing how bad Kinect Voice recognition is. PS4 had some minor issues and Wii u just had the long launch day load times for menus. Never seen a console like XBO fail so much software wise and hardware. Maybe will take them a few years to work that out like they took 5 with 360. (have a slim) Personal note I really cannot stand the Windows 8 UI. The tiles are hideous IMO and the rest of the UI seems tediously boring. Really like the PS4 one. Wii U one is clean and simple but meh.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 25, 2013, 12:11:47 AM
These are hilarious.

http://www.dorkly.com/article/43085/mega-man-cover-art-memos



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 25, 2013, 02:21:37 AM
My poor Yakuza (PS2) Disc got cracked. :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on November 25, 2013, 12:41:41 PM
I'm so lame.....and fat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWMc0ad8ZHo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 25, 2013, 01:59:52 PM
Ha! That wasn't lame  :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on December 07, 2013, 12:18:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ_bcU4SibM

Was there ever a question?

I'm so lame.....and fat.

At least you're not lame, fat, graying, balding, and old.

Very funny video.  I'm not ready either, but there is no way I'm running my fat butt up steps to get ready :/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on December 07, 2013, 07:22:24 PM
that video was great! the load time skit reminded me of rfgeneration some of these days ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on December 19, 2013, 10:18:36 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/holidays-key-test-nintendo-wii-u-struggles-081957626--finance.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 20, 2013, 09:41:22 AM
After 7 years of faithful service my monitor has apparently died.

Need to do some rummaging around to see if it is just the power supply or the whole thing.

No Castle of Illusion for me and the kiddo until i can get things figured out :-/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on December 21, 2013, 11:58:26 PM
After 7 years of faithful service my monitor has apparently died.

Need to do some rummaging around to see if it is just the power supply or the whole thing.

No Castle of Illusion for me and the kiddo until i can get things figured out :-/

And you typed all of that without being able to see?  That's incredible!  I say you should continue without the monitor.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on December 22, 2013, 12:27:37 AM
After 7 years of faithful service my monitor has apparently died.

Need to do some rummaging around to see if it is just the power supply or the whole thing.

No Castle of Illusion for me and the kiddo until i can get things figured out :-/

And you typed all of that without being able to see?  That's incredible!  I say you should continue without the monitor.

Sadly, although able to type, he cannot read your advice....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on December 22, 2013, 08:01:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CUppYmq-FQ&list=SPVL8S3lUHf0RqD7TZ6hohWk8Sd3asaqnY

Conan plays Atari 2600


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 24, 2013, 09:37:15 AM
After 7 years of faithful service my monitor has apparently died.

Need to do some rummaging around to see if it is just the power supply or the whole thing.

No Castle of Illusion for me and the kiddo until i can get things figured out :-/

And you typed all of that without being able to see?  That's incredible!  I say you should continue without the monitor.

Sadly, although able to type, he cannot read your advice....

Actually i use a TV for my computer and a PC monitor for my 360. I do things ass backwards.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on December 27, 2013, 01:20:16 AM
So Pokemon Bank virtually crippled Nintendo Network? Jesus that is just insane....I wanted to do my system transfer to my Zelda 3DS XL....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on December 30, 2013, 04:47:13 PM
Got a Wii U today and must say this is the most pain in the ass setup I ever had on anything ever.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 01, 2014, 12:53:59 PM
Didn't feel like completely rewriting the blog for RFG since the links wouldn't carry over but if anyone is curious my stats for last year:
http://www.trueachievements.com/gamerblog.aspx?gamerblogid=47180


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on January 05, 2014, 09:55:23 PM
If you thought the 2DS was something, get a load of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFe__XAwJok

The scary thing is, Nintendo is probably actually developing the 1DS right now...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on January 05, 2014, 10:39:31 PM
Some milestones this year for the following systems:
Game Boy, Genesis and  TurboGrafx-16 celebrating their 25th anniversaries
Dreamcast celebrates its 15th anniversary
Nintendo DS passes 10 years as well


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on January 10, 2014, 01:21:23 PM
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/01/nintendo_boasts_of_record_setting_3ds_sales_in_2013_and_confirms_yoshirs_new_island_release_date

But yeah, smartphones are killing handhelds....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on January 10, 2014, 02:03:00 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
More than 16 million combined packaged and digital Nintendo 3DS games were sold in 2013


Quote from: Apple
Apple today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store℠ in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone.

Please tell me who made more money on game sales.  Nintendo, or Apple?  Smartphones make more money selling video games.  If Apple had $10 billion in sales (Yes, not all sales were for video games), Android surely had more than that, as well as sales for Windows phone.


EDIT: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/appsblog/2013/aug/21/android-games-outselling-sony-nintendo

Over a 3 month period, Android game sales accumulated four times the revenue of handheld game sales.  That number, again, doesn't include the other major operating systems.  So, yes, smartphone game sales are killing handheld game sales because last time I checked, four times the revenue is an immense amount of money in this industry.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 10, 2014, 04:27:03 PM
PWN THAT F@CKING N00B


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on January 10, 2014, 09:36:15 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
More than 16 million combined packaged and digital Nintendo 3DS games were sold in 2013


Quote from: Apple
Apple today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store℠ in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone.

Please tell me who made more money on game sales.  Nintendo, or Apple?  Smartphones make more money selling video games.  If Apple had $10 billion in sales (Yes, not all sales were for video games), Android surely had more than that, as well as sales for Windows phone.


EDIT: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/appsblog/2013/aug/21/android-games-outselling-sony-nintendo

Over a 3 month period, Android game sales accumulated four times the revenue of handheld game sales.  That number, again, doesn't include the other major operating systems.  So, yes, smartphone game sales are killing handheld game sales because last time I checked, four times the revenue is an immense amount of money in this industry.
But the point is, is that both markets can co-exist. If the 3DS is outselling the DS and even outselling home consoles in general in 2013. Then obviously the smartphone isn't replacing the handheld market, but co-existing with them. That was the point I was trying to get across. I just don't understand why people think that 3DS/Vita are going to die is all.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 11, 2014, 06:49:55 PM
In time they will.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 11, 2014, 07:10:19 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
More than 16 million combined packaged and digital Nintendo 3DS games were sold in 2013


Quote from: Apple
Apple today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store℠ in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone.

Please tell me who made more money on game sales.  Nintendo, or Apple?  Smartphones make more money selling video games.  If Apple had $10 billion in sales (Yes, not all sales were for video games), Android surely had more than that, as well as sales for Windows phone.


EDIT: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/appsblog/2013/aug/21/android-games-outselling-sony-nintendo

Over a 3 month period, Android game sales accumulated four times the revenue of handheld game sales.  That number, again, doesn't include the other major operating systems.  So, yes, smartphone game sales are killing handheld game sales because last time I checked, four times the revenue is an immense amount of money in this industry.
But the point is, is that both markets can co-exist. If the 3DS is outselling the DS and even outselling home consoles in general in 2013. Then obviously the smartphone isn't replacing the handheld market, but co-existing with them. That was the point I was trying to get across. I just don't understand why people think that 3DS/Vita are going to die is all.

Well, because there's absolutely no reason to carry around a device with a 5-7 inch screen that plays a few hundred $20-30 games when I'm already carrying around a device with a 5-7 inch screen that plays thousands of $1-10 games, takes calls, is a web-browser, and everything else a tablet or smartphone can do.

Handheld isn't dying, it's just moving to a thing that everyone has in their hands already.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 11, 2014, 07:13:48 PM
Link - just because the total number is going up, doesn't mean that it's positive growth. In terms of percentage of the market, handhelds are losing out on a market they historically dominated. While they're not exactly dying, the profits that are being made aren't as large as they once were, and companies will invest money on areas where they can maximize the return. That's why Sega got out of the home hardware business - while they could make a profit, albeit small, they made most of their money off their first party  software and decided to focus their efforts on that instead.

Most of Nintendo's profits right now are driven by their first-party software. I would not be surprised to see Nintendo start releasing mobile products that interact with their handhelds and consoles, and eventually release the same products side-by-side with the console counterparts.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 14, 2014, 01:51:58 PM
Just played a 3DS XL for the first time. I WANT ONE NOW.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on January 14, 2014, 06:09:47 PM
Just played a 3DS XL for the first time. I WANT ONE NOW.
Got the Zelda one for Christmas, it feels so nice. I was thinking it was going to be heavy like the DSi XL, but it was surprisingly light for its size :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Dergatron9000 on January 15, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
Just packed my bags to come home from asia after traveling for a year. 26kg of videogames. Lol. Fingers crossed nothing gets damaged.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 23, 2014, 12:43:00 AM
I tied for the number 5 slot on completed "arcade" games in the "US" with 351 completed games.
http://www.trueachievements.com/gamersiteleaderboard.aspx?trackerid=42522&findgamerid=253140

I require accolades and validation for wasting my life.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 23, 2014, 10:09:36 AM
I tied for the number 5 slot on completed "arcade" games in the "US" with 351 completed games.
http://www.trueachievements.com/gamersiteleaderboard.aspx?trackerid=42522&findgamerid=253140

I require accolades and validation for wasting my life.

OMGZ YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 

Now go play some retails.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on January 23, 2014, 04:13:29 PM
I tied for the number 5 slot on completed "arcade" games in the "US" with 351 completed games.
http://www.trueachievements.com/gamersiteleaderboard.aspx?trackerid=42522&findgamerid=253140

I require accolades and validation for wasting my life.

OMGZ YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 

Now go play some retails.

that's cool and: (http://photos.gleuch.com/data/assets/kanye_imma_bookmarklet.png) please, save your sanity and play some "real" games again! i thought at the start of 2013 you said you were going back to the retail games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 24, 2014, 07:44:29 AM
Do you think he knew there was an exploding penis behind/over his ear?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 24, 2014, 07:37:30 PM
So there's a He-Man beat-em-up in the works with a playable demo out. Have fun 80's kids.

http://gamejolt.com/games/action/he-man/19434/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on February 02, 2014, 10:24:38 AM
Hey now,

So there's a He-Man beat-em-up in the works with a playable demo out. Have fun 80's kids.

http://gamejolt.com/games/action/he-man/19434/

Orko is a playable character?!

(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/BillSickGif_zps393cfd32.gif)


 I'd much rather see that little snot get beat up, rather than him doling out a beating. Maybe they can develop a crossover game with the Thundercats, and include a deathmatch level between Orko and Snarf. Only they both die. Slowly. And in total, complete, horrifically beautiful agony. I'd totes buy that game.

(http://memecrunch.com/meme/14EFF/make-it-so/image.png)


ANYway, I came here to show y'all a demo of the most awesomest game ever, coming soon to the PS4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WLIA-z2GVU


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 02, 2014, 04:04:01 PM
wow that game, would play


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on February 09, 2014, 08:15:05 AM
Thought I'd show you a few entries from Cracked.com's latest Photoplasty, If 22 Famous Video Game Titles Were Taken Literally. Most of them are corny and dumb, but I found them pretty amusing none the less. But then, I am easily entertained...

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/2/5/5/242255.jpg)

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/1/4/7/242147.jpg)

Aaaaand my personal fave of the lot:

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/0/9/5/242095.gif)


See these and 19 other entries here:

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_791_if-22-famous-video-game-titles-were-taken-literally/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: moonraker_fats on February 11, 2014, 12:21:19 AM
So, you could have found this for $.99:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Lot-of-9--Nintendo-Games-15493886.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 11, 2014, 07:30:26 AM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/SPANISH-COMMENTARY-ADD-ON/7afb6561-89b3-4437-a6e8-c77ccbe26838?cid=SLink

Shouldn't this have just been an in game option?... I suppose i would care more if it was DLC for the game to be spoken in english... and it was a game worth playing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 11, 2014, 08:52:14 AM
So, you could have found this for $.99:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Lot-of-9--Nintendo-Games-15493886.html

So, you could work for Goodwill, hide it, and purchase it for $0.99. Games don't exist in Goodwill here anymore besides Target clearance and empty PSX cases.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/SPANISH-COMMENTARY-ADD-ON/7afb6561-89b3-4437-a6e8-c77ccbe26838?cid=SLink

Shouldn't this have just been an in game option?... I suppose i would care more if it was DLC for the game to be spoken in english... and it was a game worth playing.

Either
A) Not enough room on the disc - audio commentary takes up a surprisingly large amount of room
B) It was put together after the launch of the game
C) They spent too much money on it and decided they had to recoup the losses


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 11, 2014, 07:30:27 PM
either way that's a ridiculous thing for someone to have to pay just to have commentary in their native language that should have been included in the game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 11, 2014, 08:15:51 PM
Why's that? Commentary doesn't come cheap when the commentary is from popular Spanish broadcasters. It's essentially having to double up on costs for commentary.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 11, 2014, 09:25:18 PM
the rest of the game would be in Spanish though wouldn't it, for Spanish regions I mean?

and my point is that i'm assuming the English commentary is included, so it seems to be limiting features based on what language you speak which, regardless of the money, is borderline racist. I understand your point from a money view but not from a moral standpoint.

unless of course we're talking about the north American English version of the game, then ignore me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 13, 2014, 10:27:44 AM
the rest of the game would be in Spanish though wouldn't it, for Spanish regions I mean?

and my point is that i'm assuming the English commentary is included, so it seems to be limiting features based on what language you speak which, regardless of the money, is borderline racist. I understand your point from a money view but not from a moral standpoint.

unless of course we're talking about the north American English version of the game, then ignore me.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/es-ES/Product/SPANISH-COMMENTARY-ADD-ON/7afb6561-89b3-4437-a6e8-c77ccbe26838?cid=SLink

If you live in Spain you still pay for it.
HILARIOUS.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 13, 2014, 11:37:36 AM
the rest of the game would be in Spanish though wouldn't it, for Spanish regions I mean?

and my point is that i'm assuming the English commentary is included, so it seems to be limiting features based on what language you speak which, regardless of the money, is borderline racist. I understand your point from a money view but not from a moral standpoint.

unless of course we're talking about the north American English version of the game, then ignore me.

Your problem is that you're thinking everyone localizes games. WE'RE AMERICAN - THEY'RE FORCED TO READ AND HEAR ENGLISH UNLESS WE MAKE IT SO. We placate the Qubcois by adding in French manuals, but they still have to dirty themselves by playing the game in English 90% of the time.

EDIT: In case it wasn't clear: 'MURICA!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 14, 2014, 01:17:37 PM
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/281/752/0fb.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on February 18, 2014, 06:08:43 PM
 ???

What the hell did I just walk into?  By the waym I see the guy in that scooter during the warmer months, except he has a alligator head on the front of the scooter instead of a machine gun.  TRUE STORY!!

What did I come in here to say again...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on February 18, 2014, 06:52:35 PM
This is what you walked into.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R5A0pg4oN8


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 19, 2014, 11:58:54 AM
I keep seeing this video everywhere:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/2/18/5424782/metal-gear-solid-5-ground-zeroes-current-and-next-gen-comparison

The only thing I'm getting out of it is that I still don't need a next-gen console. I'll be more than happy with the PS3 version.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 19, 2014, 01:55:00 PM
Saw this on Gaf, nice layout:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/18/beautiful-game-collection_n_4808710.html?ir=Technology

As I always ask when posting these kinds of articles: Is he one of ours?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 19, 2014, 02:10:29 PM
I want to say yes, but I'm not going to single out the guy - especially if I'm wrong.  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on February 19, 2014, 03:05:36 PM
I like the setup but all those loose carts makes me sad.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 19, 2014, 03:11:15 PM
I want to say yes, but I'm not going to single out the guy - especially if I'm wrong.  :laugh:

Yeah, it all looks really familiar to me...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on February 19, 2014, 07:12:27 PM
I keep seeing this video everywhere:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/2/18/5424782/metal-gear-solid-5-ground-zeroes-current-and-next-gen-comparison

The only thing I'm getting out of it is that I still don't need a next-gen console. I'll be more than happy with the PS3 version.

i can definitely see a huge improvement in the quality there but i agree, it's not worth buying a brand new console just for a cross platform game. do it for the exclusives, anything else is a bad idea.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 20, 2014, 10:45:25 AM
Anybody following Twitch Plays Pokemon? It's hilariously awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6japgRXIJ_8

http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=771638


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 20, 2014, 10:46:05 AM
I've been trying to ignore it - it's troll-tastic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 20, 2014, 11:43:00 AM
I've been trying to ignore it - it's troll-tastic.

Very true, and usually that would be a turn off for me too, but in this case they're part of the whole dynamic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on February 20, 2014, 02:38:39 PM
@GrayGhost81: He's a member but I haven't seem him post here. He's more active at Nintendoage and Racketboy.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 20, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
@GrayGhost81: He's a member but I haven't seem him post here. He's more active at Nintendoage and Racketboy.

Yep.
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=38419


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on February 20, 2014, 11:15:07 PM
Cranky Kong has hijacked the NoA Twitter account. And it is awesome.

http://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/436628853188853760/photo/1


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 25, 2014, 12:09:15 PM
Persona 5 is coming to America baby.

http://atlus.com/persona5/

Can't wait for an actual English trailer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 25, 2014, 11:40:33 PM
http://hadleyquarters.com/

Going to check this place out in a little bit.

Definitely looking forward to playing some Tapper/Centipede/Asteroids/etc


Pre post edit. So apparently i didn't post this 5.5 hours ago... Had an awesome time but got drunk too quickly to take the high score(s) on any games i played :'(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 27, 2014, 08:23:02 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/METROID-ETERNAL-DARKNESS-NES-NINTENDO/121284604740?_trksid=p3984.m2045&_trkparms=aid%3D333008%26algo%3DRIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D357%26meid%3D5143457385449235952%26pid%3D100018%26prg%3D1187%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D161227371163%26

Never heard of this hack before (Metroid: Eternal Darkness). Anyone know anything about it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 27, 2014, 08:55:26 PM
http://www.zophar.net/hacks/nes/metroid-12/Metroid-Eternal-Darkness-197.html

ROM hack, seems mediocre from the review.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on February 27, 2014, 11:55:13 PM
Holy shit zophar still exists?!?!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 28, 2014, 08:30:04 AM
Yeah, they never went away and have actually become one of the best resources for ROMs on the net.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 07, 2014, 02:48:53 PM
Arcade cabs for sale in Cali!
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ms-pac-man-galaga-glendale-arcade-auction-20140307,0,4644668.story#axzz2vJ4DJUvu

Only gave the article a quick glance but apparently they originally spent 1 million on those cabs?!?!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 07, 2014, 03:30:54 PM
Quote
There is also a two-seat, sit-down racing game called Initial D Arcade Stage Version 3.

That's the moneymaker there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 07, 2014, 03:59:42 PM
There's a few cabs for sale close to me. I really should just get one or two sometime and get a storage unit.

http://ksu.craigslist.org/vgm/4334276960.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 07, 2014, 08:39:29 PM
http://www.titanfallarcade.com/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 08, 2014, 09:55:58 AM
Shaq Fu the sequel on Indiegogo -

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn





Finally, sheesh.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 10, 2014, 02:52:41 PM
This is great:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/10/5489370/costume-quest-2-gone-home-xbox-playstation-midnight-city

Not being a PC gamer myself, I was very interested in Gone Home and have had my fingers crossed for this news since the game first came out. Next, prayers for The Stanley Parable on consoles.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 12, 2014, 04:30:46 PM
Metal Gear Ground Zeroes easter eggs:
http://imgur.com/QYkAkMv


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 18, 2014, 11:37:53 AM
Wal Mart getting into the used video games bussiness:

The first link I saw, and the most in-depth, was the Wall Street Journal one:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303287804579445751023122542?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303287804579445751023122542.html

....but they are kinda funny with letting you access their articles, so if you have problems but still demand references from me, there is this random blog from ABC news:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2014/03/wal-mart-wants-your-used-video-games/

Oh! and another article, from, uh some ign place.....most be some new upstart video game website.....
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/18/walmart-entering-the-used-video-game-business


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RetroRage on March 20, 2014, 07:55:19 AM
I'm surprised it took them this long to get into the used game sale market.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 26, 2014, 12:47:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qtHNZ35.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 26, 2014, 01:58:32 PM
Lol'd


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 28, 2014, 07:43:27 AM
I've never played Saints Row before. Loaded up my JP copy to test before it hits eBay.

Intro was good.
As soon as i got control of my character my first thought was "He is wearing a diaper under those pants." Then while running around a bit that is all i could think because that is what it looks like....

Anyways game works and i have just admitted to having never played a single entry in (yet another) supposedly phenomenal series....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on March 28, 2014, 09:50:48 AM
Lets play it!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 28, 2014, 10:37:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REyO1EOOG8Y


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 28, 2014, 01:20:44 PM
Saint's Row The Third and IV are two of my favorite games ever.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 01, 2014, 06:27:30 PM
Seems like another shot at Street Fighter:
(http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/846607935.jpg?1396387023)

(Those always amuse me.)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 01, 2014, 09:52:16 PM
Out of all the April Fool's videos I watched today the Happy Video Game Nerd's is probably my favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPNwLQDwqpM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 09, 2014, 07:20:22 PM
My dvd drive in my primary 360 died a week or 2 ago. Finally got a chance to give a good shot at repairs.
Was able to get the disc to spin up to speed after about 30 mins of tinkering but it still won't read anything.

(http://hacknmod.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/master-chief-halo-case-mod.jpg)
I think this is likely what happened to it.

Up in the air on if i should find some CL guy to replace the drive. Since it requires more than just unplug DVD drive plug in new same model DVD drive. You have to flash shit and soldier shit and probably shit shit and some other shit.

Been a few weeks since i loaded it up with a disc but AFAIK the launch system i bought from Terry still works great. If i had bought that system from anyone else i think it would have burst into flames already.

EDIT
Someone said i should watch out for spartans. Sloppily made this pic as response.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on April 10, 2014, 10:21:45 AM
Unless you have some strange drive you don't have to soldier anything.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 10, 2014, 10:42:24 AM
I thought you only had to flash the HDD, unless you're not just utilizing one from another one? I haven't looked into a DVD swap, just an HDD swap, though my RE5 box had disc tray issues for the longest time...until I moved it to a cooler environment, and it's been happy since.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on April 10, 2014, 12:24:03 PM
DVD swap needs to be flashed


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 10, 2014, 12:52:34 PM
And if you don't flash it you need to soldier in new components.
One of which i do not have the tools/interest in learning how to do and the other one i do not have the tools to do.

Also from the research i did do into it the RE5 system Lite-On dvd drive is the hardest to replace from a flashing standpoint.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 10, 2014, 12:57:19 PM
Yeah - the Lite-On DVD is a pain. :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on April 10, 2014, 05:53:19 PM
I too wonder when soldiering is needed for drive swaps. Solder I can understand but unless a BF game is required to be in the drive during the swap, soldiers aren't really needed.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 11, 2014, 04:14:33 PM
Chat informality does not carry over the the forums i see  :slick:

Just you wait. You will slip up :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 14, 2014, 04:44:43 PM
Testing image attachments.

Also i hope they were sarcastically replying to my sarcasm.... But i doubt it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 14, 2014, 08:47:07 PM
Best cosplay ever?

http://imgur.com/a/575l2#0


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 18, 2014, 05:00:42 PM
http://digitalshadow.com/shadow.php


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 18, 2014, 06:16:16 PM
http://digitalshadow.com/shadow.php

looks like it doesn't work outside of the US, looks cool though


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 18, 2014, 06:45:46 PM
Oops yea US only at the moment.

Since it only steals all your information from facebook it could either be accurate(if you live there) or super inaccurate (like it was for me)

EDIT
Should have mentioned before. It is promotional site for Watchdogs


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 22, 2014, 10:23:18 AM
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/1389.html

Suikoden II coming to PSN? I'll still be looking for a real copy. This game has incredible personal significance to me. In the future I'll elaborate on what I mean by that but I'd be happy to be able to play the game again, even if only digitally.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 22, 2014, 10:29:16 AM
I saw that already (anybody surprised?) but I didn't want to post speculation.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 22, 2014, 11:11:50 AM
I saw that already (anybody surprised?) but I didn't want to post speculation.

I was a little surprised just because it took this long already. After Earthbound came out though that was a little bit of a game changer. And yeah, just speculation but I can't help but be super excited about it.

EDIT: You meant surprised that you saw it. So no, not surprised about that at all  :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 27, 2014, 08:46:34 PM
I was supposed to have a Kinect Week 2.0 while i was at my parents place and had the space to play. Instead i got sucked in to Crackdown and Payday 2.

I did manage to start and finish one kinect game though.
Put me at 500 completions for the 360.
132 of them being retail(or PC) releases and 368 being XBLA games (and/or WP, PC, "apps")


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 27, 2014, 11:01:36 PM
(http://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10277367_10152366876814717_6922496917878811704_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 03, 2014, 11:51:19 AM
This is an awesome article about Brian Fargo, one of gaming's ultimate legends, and how independent developers are treated by large publishers in the modern scene. This man has seen it all, from founding a small development company in the 80's, to being in charge of a Top 10 publisher in the 90's, to being one of the Gods of Kickstarter. I just want to hang out with him and listen to stories all day.

http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/5/2/5613114/wasteland-2-fallout-brian-fargo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on May 12, 2014, 09:51:56 AM
http://kotaku.com/please-dont-ask-repairmen-to-fix-your-mario-kart-1574182206


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 12, 2014, 01:49:11 PM
Does any know if there are any major complaints with the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss other than "the 3d isn't that good" and "there are no extras?"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: diedraneous on May 17, 2014, 04:36:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCLZvpQJHFw


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 17, 2014, 06:29:02 PM
Chomp, chomp, chomp... I'M HAPPY AGAIN!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on May 18, 2014, 09:51:19 PM
YouTube is acquiring Twitch for $1 Billion US, that's a whole lotta cheddar.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on May 19, 2014, 02:30:40 PM
YouTube is acquiring Twitch for $1 Billion US, that's a whole lotta cheddar.

so...google is acquiring twitch


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 19, 2014, 02:42:32 PM
Technically. Youtube is still a separate entity from Google in some respects, so they can go out and buy Twitch if they have the scratch for it, but it will all be under the Google umbrella.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on May 19, 2014, 02:43:46 PM
Technically. Youtube is still a separate entity from Google in some respects, so they can go out and buy Twitch if they have the scratch for it, but it will all be under the Google umbrella.

interesting, i didn't know they had any power of their own, i thought they were fully integrated with google and more or less a lower department instead of a 2nd party sort of deal.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 19, 2014, 08:20:38 PM
I finally replaced my Saturn battery. Now I can use the internal save for my RPGs!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: EngineerMike on May 20, 2014, 05:36:51 AM
9 more days til I own my first Sony handheld!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on May 24, 2014, 04:19:44 PM
9 more days til I own my first Sony handheld!

Is that a good thing?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on May 25, 2014, 07:07:23 AM
9 more days til I own my first Sony handheld!
I got a PSP for my birthday this year, but it has a problem with the power switch. I have tried to fix it, but I think I caused a stuck blue pixel to appear on the screen.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: EngineerMike on May 25, 2014, 01:01:09 PM
9 more days til I own my first Sony handheld!

Is that a good thing?

It is if I ever want to play the PSP games I have started to acquire.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on May 28, 2014, 10:54:15 AM
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for PS4/PS3 has been teased, this makes me a happy camper. Will Titanfall be heading to Sony camp as well?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 28, 2014, 11:51:53 AM
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for PS4/PS3 has been teased, this makes me a happy camper. Will Titanfall be heading to Sony camp as well?

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/29/titanfall-an-xbox-one-360-pc-exclusive-for-its-lifetime

Short answer: No, Titanfall was a Microsoft exclusive. PvZ Garden Warfare was never meant to be exclusive.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on May 29, 2014, 08:40:41 PM
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2014/05/plants_vs_zombies_garden_warfare_sows_its_seeds_on_ps4_this_august

So happy to hear it's being upgraded to run 1080p 60 FPS, I believe I will pre-order now even though I'm not getting a PS4 till Christmas. EA just needs to announce PvZ 2 coming to consoles and I'll be happy.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 29, 2014, 09:20:01 PM
"Generally speaking, if you sit more than 10 feet away from your TV, and your display isnt bigger than 50 inches diagonally, you wont be able to tell the difference between 720 and 1080."
http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/720p-vs-1080p-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-hdtv-resolutions/#!SbWo9

Somehow i doubt you have a 600+$ TV that you will be sitting 5 feet away from to truly appreciate the minute nuances visible from the super graphic intensity that is Plants vs Zombies.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 29, 2014, 09:25:28 PM
I typically sit < 2 feet from my 42" TV. I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, but I can definitely tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p. It helps to have a somewhat broken panel to see the interlacing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on May 29, 2014, 11:20:56 PM
I'm about 2 feet away from my 32" and I have never had reason to complain that it was only 720 instead of 1080, the quality is there for almost all of the games I have played and seems to look even better over 1080 in my opinion for Cel-shaded games like borderlands 2, but it could be branding that is making the difference I notice when playing Borderlands 2.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Sirgin on May 31, 2014, 06:38:57 PM
Keep in mind that most console games aren't "real" 1080p anyway (PS3, 360). They run at 720p or less, then the console does upscaling to 1080p if you have a 1080p TV. As we all know with upscaled "1080p" DVD's, upscaling isn't at all the same thing as the genuine resolution. ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 01, 2014, 02:03:26 AM
what Sirgin said must be it, because on PC the difference between 720p and 1080p is huge, unless you just 100% don't care about anything visually i don't see how it would be possible to not notice the difference between those two resolutions...but i know on console i have a hard time telling the difference


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on June 01, 2014, 02:09:52 AM
Keep in mind that most console games aren't "real" 1080p anyway (PS3, 360). They run at 720p or less, then the console does upscaling to 1080p if you have a 1080p TV. As we all know with upscaled "1080p" DVD's, upscaling isn't at all the same thing as the genuine resolution. ;)

I have had to educate many customers and retailers on upscaling. Many of which always would take a slave tv from rear projection to flat screen and wonder why it looks worse being upscaled than it did in true SD. It is true though that I am not picky about visuals, I care primarily for quality content, the way something looks has been low on my list from day one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on June 03, 2014, 08:37:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WEqIwEF0Ag

Nothing like playing Xbox 360 on your Game Gear ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: InvadErGII on June 05, 2014, 10:54:29 AM
FuncoLand price guide from 1998. (http://imgur.com/a/5NXuE) This is amazing for oh so many reasons.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 05, 2014, 01:45:01 PM
FuncoLand price guide from 1998. (http://imgur.com/a/5NXuE) This is amazing for oh so many reasons.

huh, found out about a game i didn't know existed for n64, Caesar's Palace. looks like it was unreleased according to other places online, but i wonder why funcoland would have a price listed for it then


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on June 05, 2014, 01:50:28 PM
FuncoLand price guide from 1998. (http://imgur.com/a/5NXuE) This is amazing for oh so many reasons.

huh, found out about a game i didn't know existed for n64, Caesar's Palace. looks like it was unreleased according to other places online, but i wonder why funcoland would have a price listed for it then

Same with Legend of the River King for 64.

I'd love to get $25 for Madden '99, though.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 06, 2014, 11:08:34 AM
Litl Samson..........................................6.99


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 06, 2014, 04:08:41 PM
Litl Samson..........................................6.99

(http://memecrunch.com/meme/119NP/u-wot-mate/image.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 06, 2014, 04:19:10 PM
Flintstones 2-SDP: $9.99
Menace Beach: $0.29

Pro-am Racing 2: $15? Man, this must've been a bit before I picked mine up, along with Super Metroid.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 09, 2014, 07:46:48 PM
Deciding to reverify my mortal kombat stuff at 8pm when i need to get up for 5am was a bad idea. I spent 45 minutes taking everything out and arranging it all. Realized the time. Realized that the room was now completely covered in stacks of Kombat and now realizing i will probably have to put it all away and try again at a later date...

I am thinking a Friday night/Sunday morning so i have (hopefully) a solid 2 days worth of time to go through it all...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 10, 2014, 08:26:23 AM
Oh shit I may finally succumb to this pre-ordering special editions stupidity:

http://mynintendonews.com/2014/06/10/atlus-announces-persona-q-wild-cards-premium-edition-for-3ds-plus-new-trailer/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on June 10, 2014, 12:21:45 PM
Devil's Third is a Wii U exclusive now?!?! That is a shocker


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 10, 2014, 12:22:59 PM
Surprised no one's started an E3 thread yet...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 10, 2014, 02:29:51 PM
Surprised no one's started an E3 thread yet...

That's because there haven't been any NES games announced.

http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Games_at_E3_2014?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 10, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
Quote from: NES_Rules
So, here's how it works. From the time this article posts (April 28th) until June 8th, you make as many submissions as humanly possible
It's the 10th now... No results?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on June 10, 2014, 04:01:24 PM
Quote from: NES_Rules
So, here's how it works. From the time this article posts (April 28th) until June 8th, you make as many submissions as humanly possible
It's the 10th now... No results?

Well, there are results, actually.

They're just not current results... yet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otm4RusESNU


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 10, 2014, 07:50:35 PM
It's interesting listening to the soundtracks of the Burnout games while reading the lyrics and noticing just how much they had to edit to make them "clean".
Some parts were reversed, some parts have other lines copied over them, etc...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 10, 2014, 07:54:38 PM
If memory serves music wise Takedown was my favorite but Revenge was great too.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 10, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
If memory serves music wise Takedown was my favorite but Revenge was great too.
Yeah, 3 and Revenge both have great licensed music, but I think 3 is my favourite. Dominator had most of the same music from Paradise, as they were developed at the same time.

I'm actually listening to Revenge's soundtrack currently.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on June 11, 2014, 02:43:08 AM
Man, I wonder how much time I spent on Burnout 3 over the years.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on June 11, 2014, 02:38:19 PM
This seems as random as the next thing... Gamefly for retro games:

http://retroscribe.com/index.php/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 12, 2014, 10:37:07 PM
Not that it's entirely useful or anything, but I made this: http://mumboking.byethost24.com/RFGen/Chats/
It's where I might put the chat logs after I've left the RFGen IRC chat.

It was harder than I thought it would be to make it.
First getting line breaks to work, then discovering that pre tags didn't word wrap by default and then I had a hard time finding some regex to make the links clickable.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 12, 2014, 11:36:37 PM
cool! i like it


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on June 13, 2014, 08:13:35 AM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/12/5805074/thq-trademark-acquired-nordic-games

So THQ is back to a degree?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 13, 2014, 08:17:00 AM
Brand recognition is a powerful thing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 13, 2014, 10:46:02 AM
Which is why i doubt anyone will ever let Atari die ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 13, 2014, 02:15:35 PM
I was curious as to the origins of the RF Generation logo, and a bit of searching for RF switches later, I find this:
RF Switch/RF Modulator [Official Nintendo] (http://www.rfgeneration.com/PHP/gethwinfo.php?ID=U-064-H-00120-A)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-064/bf/U-064-H-00120-A.jpg)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/banners/RFGhalfbanner02.gif)
Seems close enough... Did anyone else know this?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on June 13, 2014, 03:10:46 PM
I 'm not sure if it was the N64 RF mod specifically, but I knew the logo was based off of an RF modulator.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on June 13, 2014, 03:30:55 PM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/12/5805074/thq-trademark-acquired-nordic-games

So THQ is back to a degree?

I don't care who Nordic games publishes under, I just want to see Darksiders 3.


I was curious as to the origins of the RF Generation logo, and a bit of searching for RF switches later, I find this:
RF Switch/RF Modulator [Official Nintendo] (http://www.rfgeneration.com/PHP/gethwinfo.php?ID=U-064-H-00120-A)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-064/bf/U-064-H-00120-A.jpg)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/banners/RFGhalfbanner02.gif)
Seems close enough... Did anyone else know this?

I can't remember if that was my hardware scan or not.  Shame on me for not including the RF Switch in the hardware picture.

This actually reminds me.  I need to (or someone does :ninja:) submit the blister package variation of this...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 18, 2014, 03:21:49 PM
1200 lbs of DS/3DS games going off for scrap apparently:
(http://i.imgur.com/rt5uCjQ.jpg)
http://imgur.com/rt5uCjQ
Deets: http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/28h3qp/1200lbs_of_nintendo_ds_3ds_games/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 18, 2014, 03:29:41 PM
1200 lbs of DS/3DS games going off for scrap apparently:
:'(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on June 18, 2014, 11:02:19 PM
I read the details on that, are they are harvesting the gold out of all of those? I've talked with my local recycling service in the past about sifting through circuitry for gold, and they told me out of like 20,000 curcuits, they only got about 350 bucks in gold, and that was only because they did a good job separating it from the copper and such. How much gold can they expect to find in a bunch of DS games with such tiny circuits?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 19, 2014, 01:26:47 PM
I'm assuming when they do GINOURMOUS quantities like that they dump it into a gigantic vat melt it all down and skim the different layers out or use slave labor in a 3rd world country or some other shit.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 21, 2014, 04:17:59 PM
Anyone here ever bought anything from Chipmasters? Thoughts?

http://shop.chipmasters.us/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 21, 2014, 05:26:43 PM
Looks expensive to me but not my area of expertise my any stretch of the imagination.

Side note:
1 tab 1 tab 1 tab tab Complete

99% of my Mortal Kombat stuff is back into my collection. (Think i have 2 copies of a game and only added one.)

122 titles in my collection now.

Also added 17 new MK games to the DB :'(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on July 01, 2014, 05:51:16 PM
The latest episode of the All Gen Gamers podcast (episode 176) mentions RFGeneration around the 38 minute mark in response to a question sent in to the show.

http://www.allgengamers.com/home/2014/6/30/episode-176-steaming-pc.html



Maybe one of you well spoken staff people should offer to go on the show sometime to talk about the site.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 04, 2014, 10:43:28 PM
Spent 12 hours in the garage sorting and organizing the game collection.  I trimmed alot of fat off of the collection such as:  Excess Systems, 3rd Party Controllers, Hook-ups and duplicate games.  Tomorrow will be trimming down the music CD collection and reorganizing it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 11, 2014, 01:45:59 PM
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0191.jpg)
Some of the PS2 games in CEX here. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on July 11, 2014, 05:00:50 PM
for some reason theres 3 cex here and both are full of ps2 and Xbox game, most of them crap


anyway fucking megaman 9 its driving me mad and makes me wonder how i ever managed to finish any on the nes 


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on July 11, 2014, 07:02:39 PM
anyway fucking megaman 9 its driving me mad and makes me wonder how i ever managed to finish any on the nes 

Agreed. I have tried numerous times to get anywhere in terms of progress with that one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 14, 2014, 04:23:13 PM
I was SUPER excited for Sniper Elite 3.
Ended up renting it from Gamefly(never subbed before) with the intention of buying it down the line.

Gamefly took entirely too long to get the game to me (IMO) and after about 10 hours the game decided it would not load my save file with the current patch(from what i gather this was a day one patch). If i remove the patch (34MB) it does not find my game save.

So i'll be mailing the game back and canceling my GF sub.


After some brief searching the only version i did not happen across complaints for was the XOne version.


Side note. Peggle 2 is on sale for 360 today and/or tomorrow.
Another game i was REALLY looking forward to that was a complete cock up. That one cost me closer to 100 hours of gameplay though.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 15, 2014, 06:14:50 PM
I was SUPER excited for Sniper Elite 3.
Ended up renting it from Gamefly(never subbed before) with the intention of buying it down the line.

Gamefly took entirely too long to get the game to me (IMO) and after about 10 hours the game decided it would not load my save file with the current patch(from what i gather this was a day one patch). If i remove the patch (34MB) it does not find my game save.

So i'll be mailing the game back and canceling my GF sub.


After some brief searching the only version i did not happen across complaints for was the XOne version.


Side note. Peggle 2 is on sale for 360 today and/or tomorrow.
Another game i was REALLY looking forward to that was a complete cock up. That one cost me closer to 100 hours of gameplay though.

Sniper Ghost Warrior was riddled with glitches, my friend broke that game in less than 30 minutes when he had never played it before. penguinz0 on youtube also did a video of another Sniper game that was even worse. now you mention problems with that one too, i think the whole series is just crap when it comes to QA testing.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 15, 2014, 06:59:38 PM
Sniper Elite is a completely different series from Sniper Ghost Warrior


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 15, 2014, 08:15:40 PM
Sniper Elite is a completely different series from Sniper Ghost Warrior

oh, so it is. damn game series with similar sounding titles. well, ghost warrior sucks.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 16, 2014, 01:04:06 PM
Need For Speed Undercover (PS3) is so glitchy...
At first I thought it could be my disc, as it has a small crack on the inner, but apparently not...

Multiple times I've returned from the cars menu to then get spawned back in a world that hasn't loaded. I then proceed to fall forever at 400+MPH.
Large chunks of world loading in front of me, audio stop-starting...
In one race, a traffic car fell from the sky and landed on an opponent.
In another race, a traffic car floated across the road doing barrel rolls.
In free roam, I got stuck in an endless respawn loop. Car flips, respawned on edge of platform, flips and respawns again in the same place etc...
In free roam again, I got flung into the air repeatedly by a Pursuit Breaker...
While passing a Pursuit Breaker (A truck holding a billboard), the truck starts floating upwards leaving a hovering billboard.
At one point, my console suddenly dropped me back at the XMB with no warning it was going to do so.
Also, in some places, out of control traffic...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on July 16, 2014, 03:32:47 PM
Does the PS3 allow you to download the game off the disc to the HDD? On the X360, you can download large portions of games onto the HDD to cut back on long load times and such. It still requires the disc to be inserted to play of course, but if the PS3 allows it, I would hope it could help with some of the issues.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 16, 2014, 03:54:39 PM
As far as I know, the PS3 doesn't support that.
The game requires an install of some data (787MB minimum) to the HDD. Can't play the game without doing that.

It's just a badly made game apparently. Not sure how the PS2 version compares.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 16, 2014, 04:30:55 PM
What model PS3 do you have? Sounds like slow disc read speed issues.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 16, 2014, 04:42:59 PM
What model PS3 do you have? Sounds like slow disc read speed issues.
Huh, I haven't added my PS3 to my collection...
It's a slim 320GB CECH-2503B.
It not only me that has issues with the game:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/948963-need-for-speed-undercover/46839326
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Need-For-Speed-Series/Need-For-Speed-Undercover-PS3/td-p/31060474

Other games play fine.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 19, 2014, 09:15:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3YmHZ9HMPs

My kids have been running around singing this crap for days now.  Thought I'd share the love.  On a related note, I accompanied my wife to a meeting with some of her work-friends to downtown Detroit and managed to not get punched in the face or stabbed!  I did have to pay $10 to park on a sidewalk, but again, yay for no violence!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 19, 2014, 10:43:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3YmHZ9HMPs

My kids have been running around singing this crap for days now.  Thought I'd share the love.  On a related note, I accompanied my wife to a meeting with some of her work-friends to downtown Detroit and managed to not get punched in the face or stabbed!  I did have to pay $10 to park on a sidewalk, but again, yay for no violence!

that's pretty bad but i feel like it could be much worse, i've heard worse songs on youtube


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 20, 2014, 05:07:28 PM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/11/5801648/the-last-guardian-canceled-you-will-know

did anyone read this? i haven't been keeping up with The Last Guardian rumours, but this sounds like good news to me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 22, 2014, 01:41:51 PM
So this morning I was at the local Tech School for a meeting and saw these in a display case. I'm guessing graphic design projects.

(http://i.imgur.com/mbzsjUo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UX9ki2O.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2uXlSTl.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 22, 2014, 03:00:23 PM
Ahh nothing like some Princess Peach juice to quench your thirst.

You can take that however you want it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on July 23, 2014, 11:12:28 PM
Bah ha ha ha

I know how I took it. Reminded me of a certain South Park episode: Butter's Creamy Goo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTdNxotM6mg


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 26, 2014, 07:33:42 AM
Hmmmmm music in this video sounds REALLY familiar
http://www.jammaplay.com/fr/game/15341-president-no-sentaku-jpn


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on August 02, 2014, 11:55:33 PM
Noticed this while documenting more of the pile.

1 of 4500 collectors (0%) have this hardware piece in their collection. Exactly 4500 now. Awesome


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 06, 2014, 11:31:45 AM
Akira for the Genesis/SNES:

http://www.unseen64.net/2010/03/24/akira-genesis-mega-cd-snes-unreleased/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmFm3JjOsmc&hd=1


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 07, 2014, 03:19:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCR8xV7fb5w


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 08, 2014, 04:49:44 AM
I purchased a Roxio Game Capture USB Device. PS3 Streams coming to my Twitch Channel soon! :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 11, 2014, 03:41:59 PM
I got my PS3 controller battery replacement in today, put it in and my controller can now charge and actually be useful! I spent $8 and it came with a charging cord, so I have an extra one of those. That's a much better price than just tossing it and dropping $55 on a brand new controller.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on August 11, 2014, 03:54:34 PM
I got my PS3 controller battery replacement in today, put it in and my controller can now charge and actually be useful!
You know they can work cabled too, right?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 11, 2014, 03:58:05 PM
I got my PS3 controller battery replacement in today, put it in and my controller can now charge and actually be useful!
You know they can work cabled too, right?

Mine was not.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 11, 2014, 04:56:14 PM
damn, just missed out on a local Xenoblade Chronicles for $25 and Paper Mario & the Thousand Year Door for $10


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on August 13, 2014, 01:03:42 AM
I am hoping I can get lucky with some of those Wii games like XC that slipped under my radar. The Xeno series is not to be ignored in my book.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 13, 2014, 01:15:03 PM
I am hoping I can get lucky with some of those Wii games like XC that slipped under my radar. The Xeno series is not to be ignored in my book.

I know of at least two at local Gamestops if you want one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on August 13, 2014, 01:28:47 PM
They have them here as well, but for around 50 bucks, I am going to do as I always do, and wait. Hopefully I can find it cheaper in the wild and get lucky.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 14, 2014, 08:11:56 PM
I am hoping I can get lucky with some of those Wii games like XC that slipped under my radar. The Xeno series is not to be ignored in my book.

I know of at least two at local Gamestops if you want one.

but are they the first print runs or the second run opened and sold as "used"? assuming there's actually a way to tell the difference, i know there is with metroid prime trilogy but i'm not sure about XC.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: blcklblskt on August 15, 2014, 01:53:59 PM
I am hoping I can get lucky with some of those Wii games like XC that slipped under my radar. The Xeno series is not to be ignored in my book.

I know of at least two at local Gamestops if you want one.

but are they the first print runs or the second run opened and sold as "used"? assuming there's actually a way to tell the difference, i know there is with metroid prime trilogy but i'm not sure about XC.

No real difference I've been able to see, except for the lack of the "Wii" logo embossed on the inside of the plastic above the disc holder.  But, that's something that is easily changed with a case swap.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 15, 2014, 02:20:12 PM
^ for XC, I'm only aware of the case.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: InvadErGII on August 19, 2014, 11:19:20 AM
Working on redoing the shelving for my collection. It looks pretty good so far (https://twitter.com/erikistweeting/status/501735843342860288).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 19, 2014, 02:42:12 PM
Working on redoing the shelving for my collection. It looks pretty good so far (https://twitter.com/erikistweeting/status/501735843342860288).

i like it! i'm always a fan of shelving that isn't obtrusive, and black always looks great.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 19, 2014, 03:25:56 PM
Reddit achievement pics for the One app
http://x1-online.com/app/reddx/achievements/1


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 23, 2014, 12:37:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/D2MzJcd.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 23, 2014, 04:10:53 PM
That is awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: retrosportsgamer on August 25, 2014, 03:28:08 PM
As someone who played Silent Service regularly back in the day (my best friend with the NES had this), it's great to see it so revered here ;)

I can't part with my game + box copy because of this nostalgia.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on August 30, 2014, 05:12:19 PM
I've been out of the loop for a week and suddenly GoG is carrying documentary movies?  I thought initially that they were all gaming related, but they also have that occupy Wallstreet movie up as well.  Weird.  I'd love to see The Gamers trilogy movies on there as well.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 30, 2014, 06:25:34 PM
Gamers is a trilogy? I think I've only seen the first two then.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on August 31, 2014, 05:06:35 PM
Gamers is a trilogy? I think I've only seen the first two then.

The third, Hand of Fate, is the best of them, and totally worth it.  It managed to make me care quite a bit about something that I care nothing about.  I'm also reasonably sure the publisher has it on Youtube in episodes.

UPDATE:  They do.  This is the Extended version, which is different than the one I own (I look forward to watching this later to see how different).  There is also two new side stories featuring Leo and Gary for sale on Dead Gamers' website.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DvlNV0riXw


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on September 02, 2014, 10:35:55 PM
Chris Kirksey, linebacker for the Browns, is only 1' 2" tall in Madden 15 and is playing for the Titans on top of it.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11456724

http://www.foxsports.com/ohio/story/madden-nfl-15-tiny-linebacker-chris-kirksey-cleveland-browns-tennessee-titans-090214

 :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on September 03, 2014, 12:52:31 AM
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/sports/tiny-titan-glitch-in-madden-nfl-15-cracks-up-social-media-sports-fans

This was on our local news tonight. Hilarious. ha ha


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 04, 2014, 05:21:19 AM
So I was playing some ICO last night and just happened to look over at my NES collection and saw Metroid.  I own Metroid?  When did this happen?  Then I came on RFG to post the Community Playthrough checkpoint and noticed that I have it in RFG collection as well.  What the heck?  Now I have to spend six or seven hours driving around Ann Arbor wondering just when I picked up this game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 04, 2014, 03:21:29 PM
The tiny titan videos were awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on September 04, 2014, 03:35:55 PM
So I was playing some ICO last night and just happened to look over at my NES collection and saw Metroid.  I own Metroid?  When did this happen?  Then I came on RFG to post the Community Playthrough checkpoint and noticed that I have it in RFG collection as well.  What the heck?  Now I have to spend six or seven hours driving around Ann Arbor wondering just when I picked up this game.

I can't count the times this scenario has happened to me.  I have the wonderful db here I can access on my phone, and a physical hardcopy I usually keep in the car.  I even have a 'cheatsheet' of the games I'm particularly looking for, by system, folded up in my pocket.  And yet, in the 'heat of the moment,' when I find a retro game store or go to a convention, I always seem to buy an extra of something.  Last time I was at the Digit Press store, I even bought two of the same thing in the big stack of games we picked up!  I couldn't even wait until I got home to get a double. :P

'sokay.  I try to use our extras pile to share the love with friends. :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 05, 2014, 02:11:22 PM
Still no idea where I picked up that copy of Metroid from.  It might actually be one of my originals.

Anyone heard of the big "LS-15" laptop power cord recall? (http://www.thebitbag.com/hp-recalls-6-million-ls-15-power-cords-over-potential-fire-and-burn-hazards/94124)  Apparently I will be going out to several locations for five days next week to pass out new power cords.  I was told to bring a book, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to be reacquainted with my PSP, and maybe even some old GB and GBC games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: goo38769 on September 10, 2014, 10:34:22 AM
1000th post! Lol but onto the gaming side, I have started playing Halo 2. Now that's random-ish?  :slick:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 12, 2014, 01:47:12 PM
I have a couple of extra codes to download the early demo of Super Smash Bros. on 3DS.  They go to whoever can redeem them first!

A05V853X06YBXFF4

A05VCAAB0H3DL9M9


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 12, 2014, 02:44:51 PM
thanks Disposed Hero! snagged the second code there as the first was taken by my friend, Stigzilla on here.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Necrosaro on September 12, 2014, 10:31:02 PM
If anyone needs 3DS codes for Super Smash Bros., I have some if you want 'em. Either PM me or tell me where to post. ;)

Playing a bit of the Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS (since Nintendo Club was nice enough to throw me a free demo early). Still on the fence about the actual game. Also messing around with the PS4 initial setup, which wasn't as bad as I feared. I think I'll go with The Last of Us Remastered as my first PS4 game, Destiny is not really my kind of game. :drool:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on September 13, 2014, 12:51:47 AM
I also posted on the Free Stuff thread that I had some. All four of mine are up for grabs as I do not personally own a 3DS.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 14, 2014, 11:44:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pk2x5rZ.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 14, 2014, 11:52:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pk2x5rZ.jpg)
Custom paint job?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 14, 2014, 12:23:07 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 24, 2014, 01:42:24 AM
So Defense Grid 2 is now available on Xbox One

Discussion lead me to do a little research

If you live in the UK the game will cost you ~33 USD (19.99 local currency)
If you live in the US the game is 25 USD
If you live in Hong Kong the game will cost you ~18 USD (139 local currency)

Pretty large price disparity IMO.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Techie413 on September 24, 2014, 04:22:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pk2x5rZ.jpg)

Although I find it amusing that my niece called the Game Boy Advance SP I gifted her "Game Girl", the Virtual Girl is too much to fathom.  Since girls can't normally comprehend provable reality, their virtual version could be extremely dangerous.  Please destroy!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 28, 2014, 08:23:08 PM
I just discovered I have $22 credit on my Xbox live account. What should I get?  :razz:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 30, 2014, 10:42:34 AM
As of 7 hours ago i am officially in a contest that will most likely never end.

Contest jackpot is 1k$s per year. The longer it takes the more the winner gets.

I'm anticipating the contest lasting longer than the remaining life span of the 360 so i am also anticipating losing at that time or shortly there after.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 30, 2014, 01:03:39 PM
If you are interested in importing from Europe it is a good time to do so.
Euro has been dropping. Exchange rates with the Pound are still obscene though.

Since i started taking notice (i am indebted to someone) the rates have gone from 1 Euro = ~1.40 USD to 1 Euro = 1.25 USD


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 01, 2014, 03:04:18 PM
I don't know all the details behind this. All i know is Ska Studios retweeted a guy. He said this was his favorite bug of the week.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By4nWQkCUAAi8qK.png:large)

All of the characters body parts being replaced with head sprites.
I assume this was done during testing for something they have coming out.

EDIT
Little research shows that it is an upcoming game called "Salt and Sanctuary"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 02, 2014, 09:29:25 AM
Dracula X is coming to the WiiU VC. What will this do to the value of the physical cart?? :P

http://mynintendonews.com/2014/10/02/heres-this-weeks-nintendo-downloads-for-the-us-12/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 04, 2014, 01:05:54 PM
Apparently people are excited because Rockstar retweeted a pic of a "Killcam" from Manhunt.
I never played the game but made sure to own it because of the controversy lol

I think a graphic reboot could be fantastic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 07, 2014, 01:36:27 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/06/vib-ribbon-finally-releases-in-north-america-tomorrow/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PSBlog+%28PlayStation.Blog%29

Always wanted to try this game for all the love people give it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 07, 2014, 01:43:55 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/06/vib-ribbon-finally-releases-in-north-america-tomorrow/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PSBlog+%28PlayStation.Blog%29

Always wanted to try this game for all the love people give it.
My Mum has the PS1 version. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 07, 2014, 01:44:28 PM
Found a "you gotta believe" reference in the blog post. I feel vindicated now.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Wempster on October 07, 2014, 09:41:36 PM
I may have found a Tetris variant that's not in the database.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/gooberjones/RF%20Generation/20141004_154507_Phinney%20Trailer%20Park%20Rd_zpsi9opgmdk.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/gooberjones/media/RF%20Generation/20141004_154507_Phinney%20Trailer%20Park%20Rd_zpsi9opgmdk.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: zcrich01 on October 09, 2014, 08:28:21 AM
I may have found a Tetris variant that's not in the database.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/gooberjones/RF%20Generation/20141004_154507_Phinney%20Trailer%20Park%20Rd_zpsi9opgmdk.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/gooberjones/media/RF%20Generation/20141004_154507_Phinney%20Trailer%20Park%20Rd_zpsi9opgmdk.jpg.html)

And also "not a game." Haha


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 10, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
Somebody made Persona 4 Miis for Smash 3DS.

(https://i.imgur.com/PzZPXxw.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on October 10, 2014, 02:02:09 PM
People's level of creativity never stops amazing me. I wish I had a shred of a right brain in my head to think up stuff like this. Those are awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on October 10, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
Went to my Linux gaming site today and noticed Pier Solar HD has finally been released on Steam.  No word on a DRM-free version on their website, but at least we have the Steam version.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on October 10, 2014, 04:43:59 PM
I saw they released FFXIII on steam too. 60 GB download. I didn't think much of it, but then I read some comments and remembered not everyone lives near decent internet and that download could take days for some people to download.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 11, 2014, 11:21:38 AM
Like in World of Tanks i have apparently invoked the ire of the most elite of Project Spark players.
TWO threads (that i am aware of) are complaining about boosters in regards to an "instant win" level i created that has over 4,000 downloads and jumps between 88% and 91% positive rating

Apparently CAG is supposed to be having an interview with the developers to bring up possible solutions to the achievement hunters "ruining" the game. Hopefully they severely drop or remove the requirements for receiving downloads and upvotes.

It would be cool if i could say i was accidentally the cause for some change that effected hundreds of thousands of people... besides the live saving guardrails along a stretch of highway on the way to Cape Cod.

I think the BEST part in all of this is that achievement hunters/boosters are getting blamed for the thousands and thousands of votes and downloads but in reality their contribution to my success is .01%... and shrinking.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 11, 2014, 01:18:19 PM
JUST shy of the 5k downloads needed for 2 achievements the developers deleted my world and nearly every world like it (most of them copies of my world.)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on October 11, 2014, 01:29:24 PM
JUST shy of the 5k downloads needed for 2 achievements the developers deleted my world and nearly every world like it (most of them copies of my world.)

wow that sucks, did they not remove the requirement for the downloads/upvotes?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 11, 2014, 01:48:49 PM
Not as of yet.
Apparently they did an interview today and one or more questions was supposed to be related to the ridiculous download requirements.

Unfortunately i can't find the interview and don't know what specifically the questions where.

I'm hoping they significantly decrease the requirements or make them cumulative across all worlds or remove them all together.

Achievements should be based on what i can do by myself or as a team with others. It should not rely on 50 thousand people i have never played with or talked to stumbling across something i created and subsequently playing and upvoting it.

As this game is about creating worlds the achievements should have all been related in some aspect specific to creation of your own worlds or playing of other peoples worlds.

Not copy/pasting other peoples worlds or hoping to get lucky with a world you have made.

I can certainly understand the complaints of people who had put dozens or hundreds of hours into creating a world and never had it noticed. But i in no way was deceptive in the way i got all my votes. And it was not a copy/paste of existing worlds that generally already have several to dozens of copy/pastes.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fokakis79 on October 12, 2014, 01:50:03 AM
Almost finished with NG+ on Dark Souls 2, playing through DLC before I complete it, otherwise I will not be able to access it again until I get through half of NG++ . I need to pick up the last DLC, soon.

Playing Dark Souls II makes me wonder how the King's Field games are since Demon Souls and Dark Souls are considered spiritual successors to King's Field.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 12, 2014, 10:59:06 AM
My son made a new user on his leapster named izret.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 12, 2014, 11:04:37 AM
My son made a new user on his leapster named izret.
Is that for you to use? :P
Also, why the #TrueAchievements on twitter?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 12, 2014, 11:23:55 AM
Every status update i make on TrueAchievements gets autotweeted with the #TrueAchievements tag

It is supposed to also autotweet every achievement earned, every blog update, every game completed, every major milestone hit.

Unfortunately it constantly breaks for me so it seems to only tweet my status and blog updates.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 12, 2014, 11:42:06 PM
Best metaphor ever:

Quote from: izret102
Quote from: DavidJCobb
Quote from: Gleny Greybeard
Collecting gamerscore is a game itself, for some.  Xb rewards even factors in gamerscore.  If the level is clearly marked, I don't see what the big stink is.
Imagine a weird and rather pathetic fly-obsessed man intentionally blasting diarrhea all over the walls and floors of your favourite bar/pub/whatever. The owners respond by placing a "wet floor" sign down and calling the janitor. It's all over the entrance and the counter, so you can't easily avoid it, and it's drawing in tons of flies, who make the situation more unpleasant while failing to contribute anything useful. Most patrons want the problem taken care of quickly, but they can't really blame the janitor for taking a while; there's a lot of crap to clean up, and the janitor honestly didn't see it coming. Besides, the only person to blame is the one who created that crap so they could cater to the flies.

That very strange and almost assuredly disturbed man proceeds to laugh at everyone's anger, while occasionally picking up crap with his bare hands and bragging about it. Meanwhile, you point out that there's nothing really wrong, because the diarrhea's been clearly marked by a wet floor sign.

Does this metaphor help you at all?

Imagine that your favorite bar/pub/whatever is in Pooville where everything is made to incorporate flies.
Your achievement metaphor is now correct.


You are playing a Microsoft exclusive game. Pooville
And you are going to have to deal with achievements. Flies
And the people who want them. Fly man

Unfortunately the developers chose to create a game exclusive to Pooville including flies that could only be caught flymen shooting poo everywhere for extremely long periods of time instead of in an isolated locations and/or extremely short and inoffensive lengths of time.

http://forums.projectspark.com/yaf_postsm114329_Achievement-hunters-are-killing-our-game.aspx#post114329


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 12, 2014, 11:54:07 PM
You forgot to include how Pooville celebrates how many flies the flyman attracts every month and compares to to other flymen.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 13, 2014, 01:49:38 AM
Dev response finally... TAKING THE SIDE OF ME (AND BOOSTERS!)
http://forums.projectspark.com/yaf_postsm114387_Achievement-hunters-are-killing-our-game.aspx#post114387

EDIT
They ended up retweeting my link to that forum post even!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 14, 2014, 01:42:17 AM
Why have i just heard of this apparent craze called "Swatting"

Calling in fake threats and having SWAT teams descend upon people who are live streaming.

What the fuck is wrong with people?

Here is the one i specifically saw mentioned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz8yLIOb2pU


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 14, 2014, 07:19:29 AM
Yeah, it's pretty shitty, especially considering how trigger happy swat members tend to be.

Some little punk recently got 20 years in jail for doing this.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 14, 2014, 01:26:04 PM
I have had both good and bad experiences with various law enforcement officials.
I got let off for doing 120 on an empty stretch of highway in TX.
Earlier that week one of the other cops thought i was an out of towner and was ready to arrest me for PI while sober because they saw me trip.

In the instances i have seen i due to this i don't think they have overreacted.
Apparently these cops are responding to reports of bomb threats and/or other "terrorist" activities.

Glad people are getting strict punishments. It is harmful on many levels and potentially to many more people than i think they realize. Or maybe that is their intent. In which case they probably deserve more than 20.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on October 14, 2014, 03:27:26 PM
I have had similar experiences.

On one hand, I was given a slap on the wrist for a speeding violation going 106 on an empty highway in Wyoming.

On the other, I was tackled off my bike from behind without warning by an officer who had mistaken me for a suspect who had robbed a bank a few blocks away shortly before school ended. It ended up being the officer stationed in my school at the time, and we still have laughs about it to this day, but it does make me respect and understand the difficulty of being an officer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 14, 2014, 06:30:58 PM
I got in a fully functional replacement screen I needed after I had an accident with my PSP. I tripped up the stairs with it and the screen cracked. First replacement I bought was bleeding worse than a bad slasher flick. The replacement to that one came in today and it works perfectly.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 15, 2014, 06:48:25 PM
I thought this was kinda cool/funny

https://twitter.com/proj_spark/status/522531081480704001

But and the end it pulls out and turns into an ad and seems almost like a dig.*
And then thinking further about it... it seemed kind of like "You can build worse versions of other consoles creation games on Xbox One!"

I guess i will stick with my original feeling that it was pretty cool. Especially since it was made by users and not those working for the company (at least AFAIK)


*never know with the gaming industry it seems.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 16, 2014, 11:21:39 AM
I was looking up some prices yesterday and the amount that Haunting Ground has gone up since I bought it surprised me. When I bought it for $25 that was pretty much retail. Now its ballooned up to around $60!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on October 16, 2014, 11:31:36 AM
I was looking up some prices yesterday and the amount that Haunting Ground has gone up since I bought it surprised me. When I bought it for $25 that was pretty much retail. Now its ballooned up to around $60!

I paid about $40 for it on ebay about a year ago and felt like I paid too much.  I feel better about it knowing that it's still climbing in value.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 16, 2014, 11:44:09 AM
Wow, and that $60 is loose!

http://videogames.pricecharting.com/game/playstation-2/haunting-ground

I got mine a while back too, but even then I knew it was on the rise.

Just went and checked Clock Tower 3. So far it isn't following suit.

I'm always on the lookout for PS2 horror games.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 16, 2014, 11:47:31 AM
Yeah if you want to get the expensive PS2 horror games out of the way go for Haunting Ground and Kuon. Kuon's not far behind HG in price.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on October 16, 2014, 12:02:47 PM
I've already knocked out Rule of Rose, Haunting Ground, and Kuon, so I'm doing alright as far as PS2 horror titles go.  I was lucky to snag Rule of Rose for $30 on ebay a few years ago before the value skyrocketed.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 16, 2014, 12:07:52 PM
I still need Kuon and Rule of Rose. I can be patient though as I have plenty of horror to tide me over this year and next year at least. Still, you can knock out Kuon and HG at current prices for just a little more than you'd pay for Rule of Rose by itself.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 16, 2014, 01:03:47 PM
I have a loose disc of Kuon. Grabbed it when Lamestop was liquidating PS2 games in yellow sleeves and there was still good stuff to be had. I think it ran me under five bucks. Wasn't worth a lot at the time, even complete.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 24, 2014, 09:59:40 AM
GTA San Andreas confirmed coming for Xbox 360. Games with Gold eventuality?

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/23/upgraded-grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-coming-to-xbox-360/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 24, 2014, 11:24:58 AM
It is more Likely that they will try to cash in on the love affair everyone has with the game and will be asking 30-40$s for it.

I hope i'm wrong though.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on October 24, 2014, 01:08:47 PM
Saw an article about new Skylanders figures called "Eons". These seem to be mostly for collector value, and are the same Spyro's adventure characters, just with a new gold stand, metallic finish, lenticular background cards, and cooler boxes. They are also stronger in-game by 3 times over from the original releases, but if you have already played the hell out of Spyro's adventure and leveled the originals up, are these really worth it in terms of gameplay?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 24, 2014, 01:21:25 PM
GOTTA CATCH'EM ALL!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 26, 2014, 04:52:28 PM
Nintendo UK tweeted this today: Twitter Link (https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/526365257225498624)
Ah, the days when Rare was still with Nintendo...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 27, 2014, 01:07:14 PM
Does this class as a double post? It's been almost a day since my last post on this thread...

Anyway...

Stunt Race FX (in Europe) is now 20 years old! (https://twitter.com/mumboking/status/526791359844605952)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/games/E-044/ss/ts/E-044-S-00381-A.jpg)

Release date(s)
JP June 4, 1994
NA October 10, 1994
EU October 27, 1994


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on October 27, 2014, 03:12:01 PM
Nintendo does a decent "scary" tweet:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0-pKFKIIAE0eOx.jpg)

In addition to the constant ones reminiscing about the days lost when Nintendo was top dog and everything was gold.
WHY DID THEY HAVE TO STOP BEING THAT COMPANY?!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 30, 2014, 03:48:18 AM
PlayStation Optimus Prime: http://ebten.jp/ps/p/7015014101503/
Mega Drive Megatron: http://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904790816734/

These were linked to on Twitter.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 01, 2014, 07:34:59 PM
The eternal ebay question. I find something nice for a good price, but the seller has 0 feedback, do you buy?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 02, 2014, 04:15:25 AM
The eternal ebay question. I find something nice for a good price, but the seller has 0 feedback, do you buy?
Some times it's perfectly fine, other times it's not.
Every eBay member had 0 feedback at one point.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 02, 2014, 07:37:12 AM
Also ebay is so skewed towards the buyer now it's unbelievable. You'll be fine, and if not file a paypal claim.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 02, 2014, 10:44:09 AM
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but...

I've been shuffling games about in my room.
A shelf that was for PS1 and DS games is now just for PS1 games.
Boxed up a few PS1, PS2, GBA and DS games that I don't have shelf space for.

I'll have to shuffle more things about later, as I have a large box of PS2 games on my bed and I can't find another place to put it.

EDIT: Ah forget it. It's difficult to move things around. I've taken the PS2 games out of the box and stacked them up how I had them before. At least they fit there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on November 04, 2014, 06:00:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dgfxro8-iGw

So awesome!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 07, 2014, 11:51:39 AM
Rev3 Games is shutting down.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-11-06-rev3games-shutting-down

They haven't been that great since the Sess left. I did like Casual Friday though. I'm into short weekly news-ish round up shows. Hopefully Tara ends up somewhere good. I couldn't care less about Nick. He's a dweeb.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on November 09, 2014, 12:42:12 PM
Noticed Salvation Army outside of one of the local Krogers last night, so I thought I'd start getting some of you in the mood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXI9CuIVKpg


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 11, 2014, 06:37:15 PM
Just saw a MS tweet telling people to download/check out a free user created mod for a game on Steam.
I never thought i would see the day that MS would promote a free download for something on Steam....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 11, 2014, 06:57:15 PM
Double post because i can.

Apparently MS/343 fucked up so bad with Halo they have managed to ruin the servers for every single game on the One.
YESSSSSSS POWER OF THE CLOUD!
WAVE OF THE FUTURE!
MORE COMPUTING POWER THAN THE WHOLE WORLD IN 1999!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Boshamp on November 11, 2014, 07:46:32 PM
Not sure if any of you are looking for TG-16 CD stuff, but Y's III: Wanderers from Y's just popped up on eBay. It is Box and Game, missing Manual.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turbo-Grafx-16-Turbo-CD-Ys-III-Wanderers-from-Ys-with-box-Near-Flawless-/181582771232?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item2a472d3420


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 12, 2014, 09:19:46 PM
I actually decided to take a pic of some of my games on display...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0322.jpg) (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/mumboking/media/Photos/Games/DSC_0322.jpg.html)
Of course, there are many more stored away. This is a small portion of my PS1 and PS2 games. ::)

Heh, what on earth are those yellow things? :P

Hey Zagnorch! That Activision Anthology from part 2 of the 2012 Holiday Give-Away (http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=13168.msg159636#msg159636) is sitting up there. ;)
Speaking of which, I think I may still have that bag of packing peanuts somewhere... Not really sure.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on November 12, 2014, 09:46:31 PM
Really stands out from the plain spines of all the other PS2 games on your shelf, doesn't it?  ;)

Hey, that reminds me: gotta continue getting this year's NSSS together. That bad boy's going live in less than five days...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 12, 2014, 09:48:02 PM
Those yellow things ALMOST look like Pico games.
But i bet they are not.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 12, 2014, 09:53:52 PM
Those yellow things ALMOST look like Pico games.
But i bet they are not.
Yep, they are Pico games!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on November 12, 2014, 09:58:37 PM
Those yellow things ALMOST look like Pico games.
But i bet they are not.

So what if they are? You have a problem with that?  :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 12, 2014, 10:20:06 PM
As someone who still wants to collect the Pico library not at all ;)

EDIT
I already amend that statement.
Loose. :'(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 17, 2014, 01:06:03 PM
So while playing Super Mario RPG, I noticed that some of the original tracks in the game reminded me of music from Parasite Eve and Kingdom Hearts.  Lo and behold, turns out that Yoko Shimomura (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Shimomura), one of the composers for Super Mario RPG, also worked on both PE and KH, as well as many other games.  I knew my ears weren't playing tricks on me!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on November 17, 2014, 07:48:20 PM
Finally, a MMO I can get behind:

http://www.pcgamer.com/goat-simulator-to-get-free-mmo-themed-expansion-later-this-week/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAm5yxQA_HY


I got Goat Simulator the day it came out, hopefully that gets me cool horse armor or something.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 18, 2014, 07:44:47 AM
So while playing Super Mario RPG, I noticed that some of the original tracks in the game reminded me of music from Parasite Eve and Kingdom Hearts.  Lo and behold, turns out that Yoko Shimomura (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Shimomura), one of the composers for Super Mario RPG, also worked on both PE and KH, as well as many other games.  I knew my ears weren't playing tricks on me!

Awesome!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 21, 2014, 04:43:36 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/21/7260335/xbox-live-members-can-play-sunset-overdrive-for-free-november-22

A heads up for any Xbox One owners.  You can download Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow (Nov 22) and essentially have a 1-day trial with it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 21, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
Achievements will unlock and should you decide to purchase later the save will still be the same too. (Not sure if that is mentioned in the link or not.)

Downside is the game is ~25GB.
I'd start downloading it right at midnight ;)

Although i think i did hear you can play while the game downloads after it hits a certain completion percentage.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 21, 2014, 05:03:08 PM
PS4 and XB1 have the concept of a "launch" chunk, that after installation allows you to have some level of interactivity with the game while the rest of it installs. Whether that's being able to customize a character, or the first level, or whatever else is up to the application.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Charizard01 on November 22, 2014, 01:41:38 AM
Just gotta say, if you haven't played this yet, you must do so! It's AWESOME. Couldn't put down the controller all day, even though I have so many term papers due next week...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on November 22, 2014, 02:55:33 AM
Just gotta say, if you haven't played this yet, you must do so! It's AWESOME. Couldn't put down the controller all day, even though I have so many term papers due next week...

8 player Smash has taken up our Friday night... So fun! :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Charizard01 on November 22, 2014, 03:16:17 AM
I was playing with a friend of mine on 8 player matches, and we found it to be a bit much actually haha. Is it better with actual human beings? Cause we were just playing with us two and 6 computers. So many other fun game modes too though!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 22, 2014, 08:12:39 AM
I actually REALLY want to play SSBU...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 22, 2014, 03:23:31 PM
I think I'm in love with Jane Douglas. She's a fox. In French, she would be called "la renarde" and she would be hunted with only her cunning to protect her. She's a babe. She's a robo-babe. In Latin, she would be called "babia majora." If she were a president, she would be Baberham Lincoln.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Unnc52pDQ8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/antonybennison/sets/72157630617004336/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2014, 08:37:53 AM
Good job MS.
Way to suck
http://pages.engage.xbox.com/yearOnePosterGenerator/?l=en-US&g=INSERTNAMEHERE

This is almost as bad as the birthday cake print outs they send with instructions to take a picture with it and tweet it at them. Never seen someone do so. Have seen an awful lot of people bitch about how it is worse than just ignoring the fact it was their birthday.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on November 23, 2014, 09:03:33 AM
I was playing with a friend of mine on 8 player matches, and we found it to be a bit much actually haha. Is it better with actual human beings? Cause we were just playing with us two and 6 computers. So many other fun game modes too though!
Oh yeah, I wouldn't be interested in playing more AI's either, we had 8 folks and almost total chaos! It reminded me of the first time most people play Smash; it feels too crazy and random to understand, control, or even see at first, then you start to pick up on the nuances and cues, and the more you play the more you understand the technique and strategy, much of which is different than typical 2 or 4 player Smash.

We all loved it!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Barracuda on November 23, 2014, 06:47:00 PM
(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab127/barracudajays/DSCF2995_zpsc48bbcfa.jpg) (http://s856.photobucket.com/user/barracudajays/media/DSCF2995_zpsc48bbcfa.jpg.html)

I made these today. They add some much needed decoration to the game room.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 28, 2014, 06:49:02 AM
UK variations of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are being submitted by my sister as I type this.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 28, 2014, 03:04:10 PM
So I like Sin & Punishment on Wii so much that for the first time in about four years I bought some Wii Points and grabbed the N64 S&P on the WiiVC. Now I have 800 points leftover. WHAT SHOULD I GET???


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 28, 2014, 04:55:23 PM
So I like Sin & Punishment on Wii so much that for the first time in about four years I bought some Wii Points and grabbed the N64 S&P on the WiiVC. Now I have 800 points leftover. WHAT SHOULD I GET???

awesome! the original is pretty good from what I've seen, I've got a physical copy. I'm assuming the Wii port has English text? not that it matters much in a schmup but that's always nice


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 28, 2014, 07:50:51 PM
So I like Sin & Punishment on Wii so much that for the first time in about four years I bought some Wii Points and grabbed the N64 S&P on the WiiVC. Now I have 800 points leftover. WHAT SHOULD I GET???

awesome! the original is pretty good from what I've seen, I've got a physical copy. I'm assuming the Wii port has English text? not that it matters much in a schmup but that's always nice

Yeah everything is English except some Japanese subtitles. Even all the voice-overs are English which is nice. The weird thing is you move the character with the d-pad and the reticle with the left stick when using the classic controller, so you have to hold it kind of awkwardly.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 03, 2014, 10:07:45 AM
I like the way 20th anniversary PS4 looks.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 03, 2014, 12:16:14 PM
I like the way 20th anniversary PS4 looks.

Me too! I want one!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/12/03/playstation-turns-20-ps4-20th-anniversary-edition-revealed-2/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on December 03, 2014, 02:17:04 PM
I leased a new car recently.  I was delighted to see that it had a 3.5 mm AUX jack for music.  Since I don't have a working Sega CD unit, I decided to use my Sega CD Mixing Cable to connect my tunes to my car.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 04, 2014, 07:20:43 PM
My son was eyeballing Amiibos when we were Xmas shopping.

I was delighted at how many characters he knew.
I can't wait until Xmas when he gets his 3DS so i can teach him more about Nintendo :D


I might try and get a Wii U this year too... Or cobble together a computer from old parts and load it with NES/Genny/SNES roms


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on December 06, 2014, 11:44:18 AM
Embarrassing gaming admission: I bought an S-Video cable for my AV Famicom, THEN I checked to see if the AV Famicom outputs an S-Video signal.  :'(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 06, 2014, 02:43:20 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/12/06/suikoden-ii-coming-to-psn/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PSBlog+%28PlayStation.Blog%29

So Suikoden II is finally coming to PSN this Tuesday.  Better late than never, I suppose?


Also just found out that Yakuza 5 is coming to North America next summer.  I had given up hope that this one would get localized.  Definitely a day one purchase for me.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 06, 2014, 03:31:16 PM
I just got home and was going to make a topic about that announcement. Any RPG fan needs to experience that game. I'm going to buy it to support the series and make sure that Konami knows that there are fans here itching for more.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 06, 2014, 04:26:16 PM
So Suikoden II is finally coming to PSN this Tuesday.  Better late than never, I suppose?

(http://replygif.net/i/870.gif)

Also just found out that Yakuza 5 is coming to North America next summer.

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/e9374c3e7d2bfb710b89d2257e62f12d/tumblr_nd2d49HHhh1tq4of6o1_400.gif)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 06, 2014, 04:31:17 PM
Also, Persona 5 has been confirmed for PS4 in North America.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 06, 2014, 04:37:10 PM
And let's not forget:

Final Fantasy VII for PS4.

Shovel Knight for PS3, PS4 and Vita.

Sorry for the lack of links, I'm on my phone. But hot damn what a great weekend for super cool video game happenings!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 07, 2014, 10:52:34 AM
Here's a code for the Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire SPECIAL DEMO for 3DS if anyone still needs it. First come, first served:

A060VMNE1DFS2J0J


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 07, 2014, 04:22:17 PM
So I like Sin & Punishment on Wii so much that for the first time in about four years I bought some Wii Points and grabbed the N64 S&P on the WiiVC. Now I have 800 points leftover. WHAT SHOULD I GET???

So I did a little research and for certain reasons, I want to get a SNES game. I've narrowed my choices down to:

Breath of Fire II
Harvest Moon
Ogre Battle
Wild Guns

All games that are hard to find/expensive in real life. I'm a little worried that Harvest Moon might be a tad primitive and Ogre Battle a tad obtuse. I'm leaning towards Breath of Fire II but having the actual cart for the original BOF I'm actually seeking out the cart for BOF II.

Anyway, anyone have any opinions on the above selections?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 07, 2014, 04:26:17 PM
Wild Guns has an amazing soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nhruz7nX0Y


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 07, 2014, 04:28:18 PM
Wild Guns is *ahem* the wild card in the bunch as it's not an RPG. I like that you can play as a woman though...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 07, 2014, 06:14:37 PM
So I like Sin & Punishment on Wii so much that for the first time in about four years I bought some Wii Points and grabbed the N64 S&P on the WiiVC. Now I have 800 points leftover. WHAT SHOULD I GET???

So I did a little research and for certain reasons, I want to get a SNES game. I've narrowed my choices down to:

Breath of Fire II
Harvest Moon
Ogre Battle
Wild Guns

All games that are hard to find/expensive in real life. I'm a little worried that Harvest Moon might be a tad primitive and Ogre Battle a tad obtuse. I'm leaning towards Breath of Fire II but having the actual cart for the original BOF I'm actually seeking out the cart for BOF II.

Anyway, anyone have any opinions on the above selections?

Breath of Fire II is the best game on that list.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 07, 2014, 06:15:01 PM
Ralph Baer died.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 07, 2014, 07:28:22 PM
Ralph Baer died.

Yeah, my wife let me know earlier. Pretty sad.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 08, 2014, 07:03:53 AM
Breath of Fire II is the best game on that list.

Thanks for chiming in. That's the one I was leaning towards anyway. I've been wanting to jump into the series and may just start with that one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 08, 2014, 11:12:24 AM
Both BOF games on SNES are seriously awesome in my opinion. Some of my favorite RPGs of all time.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 08, 2014, 11:25:57 AM
Both BOF games on SNES are seriously awesome in my opinion. Some of my favorite RPGs of all time.

I have the first one but a review I watched over the weekend said the dungeons are really puzzle-heavy and the encounter rate is super high. Those are two big turnoffs for me I have to admit.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: zcrich01 on December 08, 2014, 02:15:49 PM
Both BOF games on SNES are seriously awesome in my opinion. Some of my favorite RPGs of all time.

I have the first one but a review I watched over the weekend said the dungeons are really puzzle-heavy and the encounter rate is super high. Those are two big turnoffs for me I have to admit.

I have the GBA version of BOFII, and I would agree that the encounter rate is quite insane. The game is fun but I didn't care for it as much as the original


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 09, 2014, 10:04:08 AM
I played the original BOF about a year and a half ago and thought it was pretty 'meh'.  Not a bad game, but it was Capcom's first attempt at creating a traditional RPG, and it shows. 

I used to own BOF II back in the day, but haven't played it since I was about 10 years old, so I can't really comment on that one.  However, I do remember that I didn't like it nearly as much as the Squaresoft RPGs of that era.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 09, 2014, 10:33:12 AM
I appreciate the input. Still haven't pulled the trigger but it's almost certainly going to be BOFII. Unless someone here has played Ogre Battle and can tell me a little about it...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: zcrich01 on December 09, 2014, 10:40:05 AM
I appreciate the input. Still haven't pulled the trigger but it's almost certainly going to be BOFII. Unless someone here has played Ogre Battle and can tell me a little about it...

Well, as per usual, I don't have the version of the game you're looking into, but I have Ogre Battle for PS. It's a pretty deep strategy RPG. I don't really care for SRPG's usually, but this one was pretty cool. I'd give it a try if I were you, as I think it's the better game of the two you're considering (other than the fact that it's significantly more expensive than BOFII).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 09, 2014, 10:49:31 AM
My experience is with Ogre Battle 64, which was a fantastic game. I can't say much for the SNES or PSX games, unfortunately, though Tactics Ogre for PSX was fantastic as well. Very much like Final Fantasy Tactics.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: zcrich01 on December 09, 2014, 10:55:18 AM
My experience is with Ogre Battle 64, which was a fantastic game. I can't say much for the SNES or PSX games, unfortunately, though Tactics Ogre for PSX was fantastic as well. Very much like Final Fantasy Tactics.

I have Tactics Ogre for GBA, which I enjoyed as well. It's not nearly as massive/widespread, but it's a fun game in its own right.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 09, 2014, 11:17:20 AM
My experience is with Ogre Battle 64, which was a fantastic game. I can't say much for the SNES or PSX games, unfortunately, though Tactics Ogre for PSX was fantastic as well. Very much like Final Fantasy Tactics.

Quest is the reason for that.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 09, 2014, 11:39:52 AM
Well damn, now I'm intrigued. Perhaps I'll look deeper into Ogre Battle and continue my hunt for a physical copy of Breath of Fire II.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 10, 2014, 12:44:23 PM
I didn't know that Ogre Battle on SNES and PSX were essentially the same game.  I actually own the PSX version, maybe I should pop it in sometime.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 10, 2014, 02:25:24 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/12/06/suikoden-ii-coming-to-psn/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PSBlog+%28PlayStation.Blog%29

So Suikoden II is finally coming to PSN this Tuesday.  Better late than never, I suppose?


Also just found out that Yakuza 5 is coming to North America next summer.  I had given up hope that this one would get localized.  Definitely a day one purchase for me.

I just wanted to say I heard yesterday that Yakuza 5 is digital only. Ya'll know I'm not someone who cries about that, but I will say my Yakuza games are kind of a highlight of my collection, so I am a little disappointed. 


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 10, 2014, 02:26:02 PM
I didn't know that Ogre Battle on SNES and PSX were essentially the same game.  I actually own the PSX version, maybe I should pop it in sometime.

Try it out and let me know how difficult it is. That's one of things holding me back from it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on December 10, 2014, 03:24:10 PM
I didn't know that Ogre Battle on SNES and PSX were essentially the same game.  I actually own the PSX version, maybe I should pop it in sometime.

i didn't know that either, i assumed that the PS version was the same as Ogre Battle 64


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on December 10, 2014, 10:10:10 PM
saw a comment on a final fantasy video that said "never heard of final fantasy"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fokakis79 on December 11, 2014, 12:05:55 AM
Really want to try those Yakuza games, I hear they are pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 11, 2014, 06:12:25 AM
Really want to try those Yakuza games, I hear they are pretty awesome.

They are. Every single one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 11, 2014, 10:36:59 AM
Really want to try those Yakuza games, I hear they are pretty awesome.

They are. Every single one.

...Except Dead Souls, it's a spinoff and a pretty big departure from the main games.  Definitely play one of the main entries first.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 11, 2014, 12:14:57 PM
Forgot about that one and it's the only one I haven't played yet! ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 11, 2014, 01:06:37 PM
It's ok, worth playing only if you're a fan of the series, but it doesn't even compare to 3 & 4 (I haven't played 1 & 2 yet, still keeping my fingers crossed for the HD remaster).  I can easily see somebody being put off though if that was their first exposure to Yakuza, so I definitely wouldn't recommend it as an introduction to the series.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 11, 2014, 01:29:27 PM
So I stop in at my local GameStop often during my lunch break to kill some time, and I see some really weird people there every now and then.

Just today, I was browsing one of the game shelves, when some dude peers at me from behind the Vita games shelf.  The encounter pretty much went like this:

Him:  Psst...Hey, you like amine? [misspelling intentional]
Me:  What?
Him:  You like amine?
Me:  I'm sorry, what?
Him:  Amine?
Me:  I'm sorry, I don't know what you're saying.
Him:  (points to a copy of Danganronpa) Amine.
Me:  Oh, anime!  No, I don't really watch any anime.
Him:  You know Master Chief?
Me:  (points to the copy of Master Chief Collection in my hand)  This Master Chief?
Him:  Yeah, he's coming to Atlanta.
Me:  ....You know he's a fictional character right?
Him:  Yeah, the guy who does his voice is coming to Atlanta.
Me:  Oh, cool.

The guy turns and I take the opportunity to walk away.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on December 11, 2014, 02:00:09 PM
So I stop in at my local GameStop often during my lunch break to kill some time, and I see some really weird people there every now and then.

Just today, I was browsing one of the game shelves, when some dude peers at me from behind the Vita games shelf.  The encounter pretty much went like this:

Him:  Psst...Hey, you like amine? [misspelling intentional]
Me:  What?
Him:  You like amine?
Me:  I'm sorry, what?
Him:  Amine?
Me:  I'm sorry, I don't know what you're saying.
Him:  (points to a copy of Danganronpa) Amine.
Me:  Oh, anime!  No, I don't really watch any anime.
Him:  You know Master Chief?
Me:  (points to the copy of Master Chief Collection in my hand)  This Master Chief?
Him:  Yeah, he's coming to Atlanta.
Me:  ....You know he's a fictional character right?
Him:  Yeah, the guy who does his voice is coming to Atlanta.
Me:  Oh, cool.

The guy turns and I take the opportunity to walk away.


I love those types of conversations.  Back when I was a kid I didn't think it would get any weirder (Me: "Do you like RPGs?". Him: "Wolverines!" *mimes waving gun in air*), but it just keeps getting better with time.  My current favs are the "I-don't-play-games-I-play-Candy-Crush" ones.  And the people who doggedly insist on saying "Japanimation."


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 11, 2014, 10:09:17 PM
I forgot to put a bid in on a cheap MK PC game today.
It was from Israel and had a bunch of retail stickers with Hebrew on it.

Oh well 10 bucks i can put towards something i need instead.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on December 17, 2014, 10:21:18 PM
Quote
"Saitek and GIANTS Software are teaming up to create the first ever, custom Farming Simulator hardware! Forget about using racing wheels to play Farming Simulator, you'll be driving your vehicle with a properly tilted, center sprung steering wheel with 900 degrees of turning and a wheel turning knobjust like the real thing! On the wheel, a Mini-stick controls your movement when not in your vehicle and real buttons allow you to use your in-game PDA. Gas and brake pedals come standard with the wheel, too."

http://www.saitek.com/farmsim/



Or, if you want the brief version:

http://www.pcgamer.com/stop-the-presses-farming-simulator-is-getting-a-custom-controller/



Uh, yay PC gaming.....I guess? 

Actually, I do think its cool.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fokakis79 on December 17, 2014, 10:45:47 PM
Quote
"Saitek and GIANTS Software are teaming up to create the first ever, custom Farming Simulator hardware! Forget about using racing wheels to play Farming Simulator, you'll be driving your vehicle with a properly tilted, center sprung steering wheel with 900 degrees of turning and a wheel turning knobjust like the real thing! On the wheel, a Mini-stick controls your movement when not in your vehicle and real buttons allow you to use your in-game PDA. Gas and brake pedals come standard with the wheel, too."

http://www.saitek.com/farmsim/



Or, if you want the brief version:

http://www.pcgamer.com/stop-the-presses-farming-simulator-is-getting-a-custom-controller/



Uh, yay PC gaming.....I guess? 

Actually, I do think its cool.


Love this, I asked for Farming Simulator for the PS3 for Christmas.  I hope I get it, because I am tired of having a life and leaving the house.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 18, 2014, 02:40:44 PM
"PSW Vol 56" only seems to be a DVD of game previews... Am I right to assume it doesn't qualify for a DB entry?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 18, 2014, 03:41:56 PM
Not a standalone one, unless it has PS2-specific content on it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 18, 2014, 03:54:21 PM
Pretty sure it's just a standard video DVD. The runtime is ~100 minutes.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 19, 2014, 12:32:08 AM
Rumor has it MvC: Origins will be getting pulled from XBLA before the end of the year.

Leads me to believe same thing *might* happen with PSN.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 19, 2014, 01:16:53 AM
Losing the license, so yeah....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 20, 2014, 01:22:19 AM
I'm going to have to make a "splint" for my last wired 360 controller.
After years of service it appears the wire is loose and/or frayed and has dropped connection on me a few times tonight when it gets moved in just the right position.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on December 29, 2014, 07:07:32 PM
Quake running on an oscilloscope:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMli33ornEU


http://www.pcgamer.com/watch-quake-running-on-an-oscilloscope/


With memories of people running Quake in wire-frame mode for competitive play, this seems right somehow.

It gives me hope for the Vectrex port.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on December 29, 2014, 07:46:03 PM
ok that is just awesome


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 29, 2014, 09:09:53 PM
Personally, a good tribute to Ralph Baer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 29, 2014, 09:43:19 PM
That is awesome.


I thought i had mentioned this before but i guess not.

Me:    What do you want your name to be on your DS?
Son:   Japan!(We had just been talking about how he might be able to play with my cuz in Japan)
Me:     I think that might be taken already. Plus remember whatever you pick you have to keep forever.
Son:    Oh well then i'll be izret!
Me:     That is awesome! But i'm izret already. Hmmm how about izret junior?
Son:    Yea! But you have to put the dot at the end.
*types izret jr.*

Different kind of awesome :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 31, 2014, 01:42:54 AM
Upgraded my phone's Micro SD to 32GB. Using the 2GB Sandisk card that was in there, I got an R4 DS card working.
It was already working, but my computer kept failing to read the Kingston 2GB MSD that was in it even though the DS could handle it. :shrug:
I also loaded kernel version 1.18 instead of the 1.10 that was on it.

Yeah, I have flash carts for the DS... One EDGE card and one R4 (Don't know if it's fake or not).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 31, 2014, 11:10:03 AM
This commercial is way rad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRZvUVZ5yc


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on December 31, 2014, 09:05:27 PM
So I brought the NES upstairs so the fam and I can play some wicked games on New Years Eve.  My boy said we should leave it up and take the Xbox 360 down to the basement.

*tear*

My boy.  Now that I know he actually likes games made before 2001, I feel like I need to get him a C64 for his room or something.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on January 04, 2015, 11:39:47 PM
This commercial is way rad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRZvUVZ5yc
i love me. Makes me want to play it right now


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Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 05, 2015, 08:21:03 PM
Cash stash is closing in on the Wii U price tag. I'm anxious to get my hands on one and start digging into its library!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on January 06, 2015, 12:26:38 AM
Cash stash is closing in on the Wii U price tag. I'm anxious to get my hands on one and start digging into its library!

Make sure you at least download the demo for Wonderful 101. Absolutely fantastic game, and one of the most fulfilling gaming experiences I've had since childhood.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: zcrich01 on January 06, 2015, 11:16:33 AM
Cash stash is closing in on the Wii U price tag. I'm anxious to get my hands on one and start digging into its library!

Make sure you at least download the demo for Wonderful 101. Absolutely fantastic game, and one of the most fulfilling gaming experiences I've had since childhood.

I tried to play it a while back, and I couldn't figure out what the hell I was doing. I got frustrated. My girlfriend got frustrated. We turned the darn thing off....but then again, I'm not the best at touchscreen/stylus games, given that I'm left-handed, and they tend to be catered toward righties.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 06, 2015, 06:31:10 PM
This is cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-sealed-1987-Nintendo-NES-Stadium-Events-VGA-85-NM-/111567662630?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item19f9f36e26&rmvSB=true


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 08, 2015, 12:33:32 PM
Holy confidentiality agreement!

This could turn out good or bad. Time will tell
*steeples fingers menacingly*


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 09, 2015, 12:18:18 PM
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/01/09/microsoft-studios-announces-new-let-s-play-friendly-monetization-rules.aspx?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on January 10, 2015, 01:49:05 PM
This is cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-sealed-1987-Nintendo-NES-Stadium-Events-VGA-85-NM-/111567662630?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item19f9f36e26&rmvSB=true

You think that is awesome?  Check this out:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crimson-Skies-High-Road-to-Revenge-Xbox-2003-Custom-artwork-/171625219354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27f5a9051a


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: EngineerMike on January 10, 2015, 02:05:23 PM
This is cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-sealed-1987-Nintendo-NES-Stadium-Events-VGA-85-NM-/111567662630?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item19f9f36e26&rmvSB=true

May not ship to Canada. Not cool.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 13, 2015, 11:47:18 PM
Only knew the name Herzog Zwei never anything about it.

Apparently AirMech Arena (a game i have played and liked) is considered almost a spiritual successor to that game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 22, 2015, 10:14:29 AM
This blew my mind for today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14wqBA5Q1yc


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on January 22, 2015, 02:27:02 PM
This blew my mind for today.

that's nuts


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 22, 2015, 03:31:09 PM
Yeah, I saw that as it happened live on Twitch. Nice to see he put out an annotated video.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on January 22, 2015, 08:34:11 PM
Yeah, I saw that as it happened live on Twitch. Nice to see he put out an annotated video.
Hipster!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 23, 2015, 09:52:22 AM
I actually made it to 5 minutes before my head hit my desk and work me up. So your run a PC program to figure it all out then you do it. What am I missing that this is blowing minds?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 23, 2015, 10:42:32 AM
I just saw a HuffPost news article referencing that "largest collection ever sold".

You remember the one that ended up going for several hundred thousand dollars so that guy could pay medical bills or whatever? (This one: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=13425.msg201065#msg201065)

They mentioned it ended at over 750K$
I was rather dismayed that the misinformation is being perpetuated since AFAIK the auction never sold. Or if it did it was for MUCH much less than that.

EDIT My top bid was 98k-ish /EDIT
I believe my top bid was around 100k. and even i was contacted to see if i was ready to pony up the cash



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 23, 2015, 11:22:57 AM
I actually made it to 5 minutes before my head hit my desk and work me up. So your run a PC program to figure it all out then you do it. What am I missing that this is blowing minds?

First, it wasn't a PC program that figured it out - someone spent a shit load of time figuring out how to manipulate memory locations in the game in order to essentially "program" something in the RAM. If you want something mindblowing on that scale, check this out - it was created using tools to simulate the input on an emulator:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnZ2NNYySuE

Super Mario World has been an intensely raced game over the past 10 years. This is the single-most impressive thing they've found in that time. The credits skip allows them to essentially speedrun the game even quicker now, so a whole new level of competition will come out of it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on January 23, 2015, 11:56:31 AM
I find this more impressive (although I don't like the results):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5T81yHkHtI
http://tasvideos.org/3767S.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 23, 2015, 12:49:30 PM
I actually made it to 5 minutes before my head hit my desk and work me up. So your run a PC program to figure it all out then you do it. What am I missing that this is blowing minds?

First, it wasn't a PC program that figured it out - someone spent a shit load of time figuring out how to manipulate memory locations in the game in order to essentially "program" something in the RAM. If you want something mindblowing on that scale, check this out - it was created using tools to simulate the input on an emulator:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnZ2NNYySuE

Super Mario World has been an intensely raced game over the past 10 years. This is the single-most impressive thing they've found in that time. The credits skip allows them to essentially speedrun the game even quicker now, so a whole new level of competition will come out of it.


There is no way he did this stuff by playing the game. Someone went through the code or some program did. I also get that it would be really had to do since you have to do so many things perfectly.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 23, 2015, 01:42:40 PM
Oh, they definitely used an emulator and tools to see how the RAM was manipulated, and how to set it up, but I meant that they didn't use tools to automate the process - it was all done by hand.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on January 24, 2015, 01:11:40 AM
I didnt think they automated the process. Only how it was found.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on January 26, 2015, 06:35:50 PM
It's not really new news, and there was a big update that was all over the internet a little while ago but if you missed it or need a reminder, The Internet Archive has ~2300 DOS games that will play in your browser.

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games

They don't all work as you'd want them too, I couldn't play 1 Ton at all :(  but many of them work pretty good. Scorched Earth, you know, the mother of all games, was going great until I accidentally loaded a new page in that tab.

There are more games and programs on that site to use, that's just the link to the DOS section.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on January 30, 2015, 04:55:01 PM
So apparently Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) Remastered happened sometime while I wasn't looking:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312840/?snr=1_5_9__300


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 05, 2015, 06:45:28 PM
So apparently ToeJam & Earl are coming back!

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2015/02/jammin_theres_totally_a_new_toejam_and_earl_in_development


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on February 10, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
Gutted my NES today and disabled the NES10 chip, and gave it a very thorough cleaning. It was nice having a game start up first try :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on February 10, 2015, 05:25:22 PM
Sounds like a good time. I bet the system enjoyed the tlc


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Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on February 13, 2015, 12:49:33 PM
So... PSN Sub accounts can now be upgraded to Master accounts!
I am happy now.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/02/12/psn-upgrade-sub-accounts-to-master-accounts/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: OatBob on February 25, 2015, 05:27:41 PM
so Hucast Games is doing another (re)release of Redux


RAAAAAAAAAAGE


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 04, 2015, 10:46:37 PM
Listened to the All Gen Gamers podcast today

Episode 190:   http://www.allgengamers.com/home/2015/3/3/episode-190-the-retro-vgs.html

Mike Kennedy was on and talked about his new project The Retro VGS.

A new cartridge based game console.

Listening to the podcast will give you the best info on the when/where/who/what but it sounds like Mike wants to make a new console, using actual Atari Jaguar molds, which will accept cartridges for new games. They hinted at things like Pier Solar and Shovel Knight. As well as new sequels to old games from the 80's and 90's. A kickstarter is hoped to go up late spring early summer. He was hinting at $150-180 for the console, 2 controllers, a couple of games. Android came up of course. This didn't sound anything like the Retron or things like the Ouya, it sounded like something that would get Crabby to play some new games, Indie and otherwise  ;)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RETRO-VGS/783316545070951


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on March 08, 2015, 10:12:39 AM
My ps3 has died. It's an original 60gb backwards compatible one. Got the yellow light so has gone off to be melted. Hope it works :-(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 10, 2015, 09:37:40 AM
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96810

Sega Arcade cabs.
Suggested projects should also link to more generic arcade stuff.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on March 12, 2015, 07:57:22 AM
I'm not sure if this "exactly" qualifies as Gaming Randomness, but here it is:

Burned myself approximately 16 times trying to fix some standard Colecovision Controllers via soldering, and ultimately failed. Now I have to replace them both of them, and I have no feeling in my right pinkie finger as of this typing due to said burns. Moral of the story? If you think you can fix it, you can't. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: zcrich01 on March 12, 2015, 07:58:34 AM
I'm not sure if this "exactly" qualifies as Gaming Randomness, but here it is:

Burned myself approximately 16 times trying to fix some standard Colecovision Controllers via soldering, and ultimately failed. Now I have to replace them both of them, and I have no feeling in my right pinkie finger as of this typing due to said burns. Moral of the story? If you think you can fix it, you can't. :P

Chicks dig scars...although I'm not sure on their stance on finger scars....just come up with a better story to tell whilst charming the ladies at bars.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JSoup on March 12, 2015, 07:05:10 PM
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96810

Sega Arcade cabs.
Suggested projects should also link to more generic arcade stuff.

Immensely cool. I also didn't know the old LEGO suggestion site still existed. Supported.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 16, 2015, 04:05:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLN3rSVzJFA

I love this channel! DigThatBoxRETRO has all kinds of reviews on stuff posted but my favorite posts from them involve these retro commercials brought back from the depths of dusty VHS boxes and preserving magic like these for the next generation to enjoy.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on March 18, 2015, 07:37:59 PM
I wonder... Would an ethernet cable work as a replacement for a SNES or PS2 controller cable?
Not that I would ever actually get round to doing it...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 18, 2015, 07:40:08 PM
I wonder... Would an ethernet cable work as a replacement for a SNES or PS2 controller cable?
Not that I would ever actually get round to doing it...

Probably just needs some 20-24 gauge wire.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on March 18, 2015, 08:02:19 PM
Would an ethernet cable work as a replacement for a SNES or PS2 controller cable?
Probably just needs some 20-24 gauge wire.
A bit of Googling seems to suggest that ethernet cables are around that gauge.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Raidou on March 25, 2015, 03:48:37 AM
Came across this on EB Games Australia's facebook page:

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/whiskeytangofoxtrot.jpg)

Preorders for a console that doesn't even have an official name yet.  This just makes my brain bleed. Has April Fools Day started earlier this year?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 30, 2015, 11:56:01 AM
All the hype around Bloodborne really makes me want to go back and take another crack at Demon's Souls.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 30, 2015, 12:54:35 PM
I am interested in "eSports" for the first time.

MKX Fatal 8 tourney april 11


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Raidou on March 30, 2015, 10:43:41 PM
Picked up a promo disc for FFX|X-2 HD, and wow... Square Enix are trophy trolls:

BRONZEDodge 200 lightning bolts
BRONZEGet 0:00:00 on the Chocobo Race
SILVERWatch the "Eternal Calm" video

So the two hardest, most bitterly complained about Crests in the game are worth less than a 10min video found on the game's title screen. ::) ::) ::)


      


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on April 03, 2015, 05:46:10 PM
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/xbox_boss_phil_spencer_reckons_it_would_be_cool_if_rares_banjo_was_voted_in_as_super_smash_bros_dlc

Banjo possible in Smash?!?! That would be epic :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on April 05, 2015, 01:17:28 AM
LEGO Stunt Rally developers used oranges to help them test... :laugh:

Quote
For the very first level of the campaign, we aimed to make it so easy that you could win by just holding the accelerator the entire race (with any car!). Obviously, that is the most boring level to test, so we had an orange do it. We placed an orange on the up cursor button on the keyboard and just waited for the result. The first level needed to pass "the orange test", which became a bit of a meme inside the team. I may have an image of the orange in question, I'll see if I can find it.  :)
Here is that image and two more: Linkety link (http://www.rockraidersunited.com/topic/6412-lego-stunt-rally-development-artwork/page-4#entry113958)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 14, 2015, 06:06:54 AM
Star Ocean 5 has been announced for PS3 and PS4.

Developed by Tri-Ace and published by Square-Enix.

I have not yet played any Star Ocean games, but as someone who worships at the altar of Tri-Ace, I'm still super excited.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on April 14, 2015, 09:41:28 AM
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (4) had the worst cast of characters in an RPG that I've so far played on my PS3. They were horrendous. The battle system is always fantastic, but I can't stand 4 for its cast. If the cast of characters moves away from awful moe bullcrap from 4 and back to the style of characters from 2 or 3 then Star Ocean 5 can be much better.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on April 14, 2015, 01:08:59 PM
Mortal Kombat X has microtransactions? Good grief..

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2015/04/mortal_kombat_x_has_the_most_nefarious_of_ps4_microtransactions


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 16, 2015, 08:57:12 AM
Not really.
Mortal Kombat X apparently has the ability for you to buy "the easy way out" it isn't something new and buying doesn't give you an edge or change gameplay.

It is lame but if some lazy bastard wants to spend 5 bucks to get 30 one button fatalities instead of doing the required 4-7 button combo what do i care? I lost already anyways.
If someone wants to spend 30$s to unlock everything in the Krypt instead of earning it while they complete the rest of the game again why should i care?

Bad microtransactions are the ones that are required for progress or give the user an obvious advantage that you can only get with additional money.

The article is the "EPIC FAIL" as they appear to not see the difference and/or are dying to get clicks/reads by complaining about the game that is being praised everywhere else.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 16, 2015, 02:36:46 PM
I loled
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCvH91BVAAA96ht.jpg:large)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on April 17, 2015, 12:03:28 AM
Gunstar Heroes is getting the 3D treatment on 3DS!!! I can't wait


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on April 17, 2015, 02:21:00 PM
I loled
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCvH91BVAAA96ht.jpg:large)

WOW, me too.  Pretty funny stuff.  Although, it won't be so funny if we get a SW game with insane microtransactions, tons of bugs out of the chute, and a focus on mostly online multiplayer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 18, 2015, 03:53:45 AM
Going to Digital Press today for the first time in....I can't remember.

I've done a lot of bitching about Joe's prices both privately and publicly in the lead up to my visit there, but I rarely walk away empty handed, even if I'm just bargain binning it. I'm excited.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 19, 2015, 11:44:24 AM
NetherRealm got cakes as a congrats
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC0fnuwUsAAY2Ss.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC0fnnTUkAAAfE0.jpg)


Fatality
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC9_rIEVIAAK4cH.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on April 21, 2015, 05:22:05 AM
Looks like the TSA has found the Master Sword...
https://instagram.com/p/1t_DNnF9-L/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 21, 2015, 04:40:11 PM
Looks like the TSA has found the Master Sword...
https://instagram.com/p/1t_DNnF9-L/

awesome


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on April 22, 2015, 08:31:45 PM
I had a store display box listed on ebay for like a year... Apparently they removed it recently:

Quote
After reviewing your account, we've had to take the following action:
- Some or all of your listings may have been removed. A list of any removed items will be listed further down in this email.
- We have credited any associated fees to your account.

 

Accessories that aren't offered as a stand alone purchase from the manufacturer aren't allowed on eBay Certain brand name products come with accessories (custom packaging, warranties etc.) that aren't available on their own. Because these types of items may be used to commit fraud or facilitate a fraudulent transaction, we don't allow them to be listed.

To learn more about our policy, visit: Here

If you have more questions, contact our policy experts: Here

Here are the listings we removed:
281379876242 - Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS For Display Only box


We appreciate your understanding.

Thanks,

eBay

Please don't reply to this message. It was sent from an address that doesn't accept incoming email.

ebay is dumb.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on April 23, 2015, 08:09:28 AM
I had a store display box listed on ebay for like a year... Apparently they removed it recently:

ebay is dumb.
Yep... that is dumb...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on April 23, 2015, 09:47:24 AM
Yep dumb..... that you didnt through that box in the recycling years ago.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on April 23, 2015, 09:52:40 AM
Yep dumb..... that you didnt through that box in the recycling years ago.

Thats what I do with all my boxes :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on April 24, 2015, 05:04:09 PM
Yep dumb..... that you didnt through that box in the recycling years ago.

Thats what I do with all my boxes :)

 You are excused since you are Canadian and need the boxes to burn to stay warm.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 24, 2015, 07:16:32 PM
last week i had a chance to try playing a Vectrex for the first time, it's pretty cool. i don't see myself ever picking one up, not really my thing, but i can definitely understand the appeal.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 06, 2015, 02:09:51 PM
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne has been added to the PSN Store as a PSOne Classic!

http://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/the-misadventures-of-tron-bonne-(psone-classic)/cid=UP9000-NPUJ00896_00-0000000000000001

If I get my Vita class action lawsuit money I'm definitely going to get it. ;)

Caught this news on GAF, and I can't help myself in stealing this gif from there as well:

(http://i.imgur.com/AaMsCeX.gif)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 06, 2015, 07:07:01 PM
Listening to Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtracks.
Will stop once i get to the lame ones. Its been awhile but i think they started going downhill around Underground.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 09, 2015, 08:48:59 PM
"Live" GTA filmed via drone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-UGixSMUUY&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 09, 2015, 10:57:17 PM
That's just awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 10, 2015, 01:03:48 PM
Its just the way I remember it!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on May 12, 2015, 07:37:15 PM
According to Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/acclaimed-dreamcast-rpg-grandia-ii-coming-to-steam/1100-6427252/) the Dreamcast version of Grandia II is coming to Steam with remastered visuals as well as keyboard and mouse support.

...

I don't want to seem like a stick in the mud, but what about the first Grandia?  I mean, I'd probably buy the Grandia II port on a Steam Sale, but if a "remastered" port of the Saturn Grandia showed up magically one day on Steam I'd buy it full price.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 12, 2015, 09:30:07 PM
Apparently Leeeeeeeeerrrrroooooyyyyyyy Jeeeeeennnnnnnkkkkiiinnnnnssss is 10 years old now!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on May 15, 2015, 10:53:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tR6eA8OR3o

Can a mod please embed this I keep trying and no luck.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 15, 2015, 11:02:49 AM
Ryudo, remove the s (http://). The plugin we have is old, and wasn't coded with the https:// links in mind.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on May 16, 2015, 12:17:19 PM
I can't say I'm that happy about this:
Quote from: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playtonic/yooka-laylee-a-3d-platformer-rare-vival/posts/1233411
The limited edition 64-bit package has been one of Yooka-Laylees most sort after backer rewards, with all packages currently sold out and a man, somewhere, frantically attempting to source 500 mint 90s cartridges.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on May 16, 2015, 12:38:15 PM
They just need a bunch of Madden and Quarterback Club carts. They just clog the shelves anyway.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 21, 2015, 10:12:01 AM
I was very excited to discover that there is going to be a Psycho-Pass video game for the XBONE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoSaxnERkmE

Psycho-Pass is an excellent anime series that is special to me because it was the first anime I watched with my wife (and she had picked it out to boot).

If this comes to NA I'm buying an XBONE.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 21, 2015, 12:18:57 PM
Psycho-Pass was a fantastic series. I've been keeping an eye on this, but keep in mind that most imports these days have English language support, and you can download from any marketplace on Xbox One (except China).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 21, 2015, 09:48:01 PM
Started watching a bit of Sword Art Online II, since I loved the first one so much. Sinon's character in GGO struck me as the embodiment of just about every character I attempt to create:

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSpEg01Aqp8vwqnJB9pj72E2p22z__XJy-Ezl8R6N1_GShHuY666Q)

Female Sniper/Agility-based character, boots, jacket, some sort of flowing neck/body accessory, colored hair for anyone that cares. Unfortunately, seems like the customization aspect for any game I've played recently is extremely limited. I typically hate customizing, but when I'm ACTUALLY in the mood for it, I can't do what I want. Go figure.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 22, 2015, 08:09:21 AM
Psycho-Pass was a fantastic series. I've been keeping an eye on this, but keep in mind that most imports these days have English language support, and you can download from any marketplace on Xbox One (except China).

Good to know. My wife was about ready to start learning Japanese.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 23, 2015, 11:22:40 AM
Does anyone else remember the "custom crimson skies" box art ebay auction?
It has been available for a LONG time apparently the seller learned a better trick to catch interest.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/strykeforce2.0/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Was amazed when i clicked to see other items for sale and Crimson Skies was still there waiting for someone to cherish it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 23, 2015, 12:51:41 PM
Hey, he even started using the American flag too!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on May 26, 2015, 04:40:25 PM
How had i not seen these articles before
http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/07/how-games-helped-make-elon-musk-the-real-life-tony-stark/

http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/06/spacex-tesla-founder-elon-musk-loves-kerbal-space-program-mass-effect-and-civilization/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on June 02, 2015, 11:39:48 AM
http://fallout.bethsoft.com

Fallout 4 please.

Fallout 4 confirmed!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on June 07, 2015, 11:05:40 AM
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is a hard game. Yet somehow, I still beat it. :P

Special thanks to Duke.Togo for his advice regarding the game's most irritating boss.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 07, 2015, 01:28:47 PM
https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/517779146286436352

That escalated quickly


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Duke.Togo on June 07, 2015, 02:17:20 PM
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is a hard game. Yet somehow, I still beat it. :P

Special thanks to Duke.Togo for his advice regarding the game's most irritating boss.

You da man! Best of luck on NG+.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Duke.Togo on June 07, 2015, 02:48:26 PM
https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/517779146286436352

That escalated quickly

(http://d1srscv1grf4b1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/Picard-Slow-Clap.gif)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on June 08, 2015, 11:18:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6nEHvtsyw




Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on June 09, 2015, 06:24:22 AM
For no better reason than to test my new HDMI Capture Card, here's the first Boss Battle from Mystic Ark for Super Famicom via Retron 5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGrN3yFx8VQ

I actually plan to upload every boss fight that I encounter in this game. Also, I know I posted it as an annotation on the video, but don't forget to click the little gear icon and select 720p60. It looks better and runs smoother. :)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 11, 2015, 08:43:37 AM
LAST GUARDIAN CONFIRMED LOLOLOLOLOL

http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/10/8762229/the-last-guardian-ps4-mark-cerny-report


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 11, 2015, 09:49:21 AM
LAST GUARDIAN CONFIRMED LOLOLOLOLOL

http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/10/8762229/the-last-guardian-ps4-mark-cerny-report

Mark Cerny gets stuff done.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on June 11, 2015, 07:01:00 PM
Here you go Shadow Kisuragi. A gameplay sample of Sword Art Online: Lost Song for you. It's WAY better than Hollow Fragment. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PCyP6scB40


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 11, 2015, 07:24:38 PM
Yay! Thanks, watching now.

EDIT: Why are Asuna and Leafa so much of a higher level than you - does it support save data from the previous game? Also, it reminds me a lot of Phantasy Star Online's environment/UI and a lot like Full Metal Alchemist's combat. Awesome. Looks like the games are still in the Alfheim arc. I wonder if they'll do GGO next...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on June 11, 2015, 11:13:59 PM
Yay! Thanks, watching now.

EDIT: Why are Asuna and Leafa so much of a higher level than you - does it support save data from the previous game? Also, it reminds me a lot of Phantasy Star Online's environment/UI and a lot like Full Metal Alchemist's combat. Awesome. Looks like the games are still in the Alfheim arc. I wonder if they'll do GGO next...

Unfortunately, it does not support Save Data from the previous game. The gameplay is so much different between the two games. Also, the reason they're levels are higher is because you don't get to make a custom character until after the first boss fight, so you'll be leveling up Kirito and his friends until then. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on June 12, 2015, 11:25:57 AM
Bluetooth NES controllers:

https://instagram.com/p/3wC_PzmtD_/

Supposedly at E3.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on June 12, 2015, 02:23:54 PM
Sign me up!!!


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Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on June 12, 2015, 03:01:07 PM
Bluetooth NES controllers:

https://instagram.com/p/3wC_PzmtD_/

Supposedly at E3.

Now that's pretty sweet.  If the buttons feel as good as the original pad, and the action is as tight, I'd be down for something like that for sure!  Need to have something like that for the TurboGrafx, Genesis, and SNES also!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 14, 2015, 10:20:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw8o-vV_3co

The trash talk is real!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on June 15, 2015, 10:55:31 PM
The four year old that is often at my house was watching the Super Mario Bros Super Show on Netflix. She is only up to the fourth episode. They ran a promo for the Legend of Zelda cartoon. She goes, "Whats that!?"

Being a good adult and willing to teach children at any moment, I got out that gold cart.....

Wanting to start from the beginning we needed to erase an old save (my cart still saves games, on the original battery, isn't that wild?)

I asked the four year old what we should name the new character:

Her: "A!"

Me: "That's not a name"

Her: "B!"

Me: "'B' isn't a name either"

Her: "......"

Me: "Think of a person name, or a dog name, or a fish name"

Her: "What about a My Little Pony name?"

Me: "Uh, yeah, that would work I guess"

Her: "Rainbow Dash!"

Me: "......"


Thus the character 'RANBWDSH' was born. We now have a boomerang, a bow, five hearts and two pieces of Tri-Force.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 16, 2015, 10:58:56 PM
I just bought a bunch of paper/cardboard.

Now...
...
...
TO SLEEP!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Seno on June 18, 2015, 06:02:34 PM
Just got my first game refunded on steam, pretty impressed took them about hour an half to OK it, less impressed that The Talos Principle was so broken.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on June 21, 2015, 02:42:16 AM
Had a 9 player BomberMan at my buddies house tonight.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/21/06a8abe95c75b511b839e75a27798f2a.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/21/67cb7d77705c2dbe20e642cfd6c8c3b7.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/21/2251f00117ffac25d01ea3c6aab739a6.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Seno on June 21, 2015, 05:44:06 PM
Looks like a top night


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on June 24, 2015, 08:09:09 AM
Good to see 3D Gunstar Heroes isn't just a simple port! Having all the weapons available from the start sounds nice as well.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/06/3d_gunstar_heroes_brings_new_modes_and_local_co-op_to_3ds


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: slackur on June 24, 2015, 01:19:51 PM
I do so enjoy multiplayer Bomberman; looks like you guys had a great time!

These recent 3D ports on 3DS have been excellent and underrated IMHO.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on June 24, 2015, 03:33:12 PM
This was the first time I played BomberMan too. It was even fun when you died. You got to go around the border and toss bombs on the inside.


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Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on June 24, 2015, 05:37:08 PM
Apparently The Rock is going to be in a movie based on Rampage!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on June 24, 2015, 06:14:50 PM
I do so enjoy multiplayer Bomberman; looks like you guys had a great time!

These recent 3D ports on 3DS have been excellent and underrated IMHO.
I've been waiting a long time for this one especially. But yes, the 3D Sega range has been very well done so far.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: FatherJack on June 25, 2015, 04:35:02 AM
Apparently The Rock is going to be in a movie based on Rampage!

That sounds awesome lol.

I'm still waiting for the movie adaption of Jet Set Willy.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 01, 2015, 02:03:00 PM
Today I beat Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition. I'll admit I did it on the lowest difficulty on Hyper with no stars (No idea what those mean).
Started with Ryu, but switched to Chun Li (that kick sure helps) when I got beaten by E. Honda. I was using a Radica Plug N Play.

Whatever. I don't think I'll beat it any other way. :-\


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 03, 2015, 07:27:25 AM
On the hunt for a Saturn now. Hopefully I can find one for less than 90 US Dollars.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on July 03, 2015, 02:55:39 PM
On the hunt for a Saturn now. Hopefully I can find one for less than 90 US Dollars.

Good luck with your search!  The Saturn's a great console.  Don't forget to score an Action Replay 4-in-1 for import goodness!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 03, 2015, 03:02:43 PM
On the hunt for a Saturn now. Hopefully I can find one for less than 90 US Dollars.

I haven't been there in a long time, but I may have a lead there. I need to take some cords to test it though, unless the owner got hold of some to test it for sale.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 03, 2015, 04:37:45 PM
On the hunt for a Saturn now. Hopefully I can find one for less than 90 US Dollars.

I haven't been there in a long time, but I may have a lead there. I need to take some cords to test it though, unless the owner got hold of some to test it for sale.

Cool. Thanks. Is there any chance of a trade here, or just a sale?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 03, 2015, 05:44:16 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJBUzIQVEAA5vvd.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 09, 2015, 01:53:57 PM
I would love a home console port of this after playing it at the arcade!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXui5El2fD8


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 12, 2015, 08:30:03 AM
I was listening to a great podcast that was talking about (in a gushing way) Final Fantasy VII and really enjoying it.  I totally dig the game and wish my history with it was different so I could play through it properly.  Anyway, I was completely in tune until one of them mentioned Aeris then all the others boo'd him down for not calling her Aerith.  Then I turned it off.  I don't know why, but that drives me absolutely bonkers when people do this.  Same thing when people refer to the legendary hero from the Dragon Warrior games as Loto instead of Erdrick. 


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 12, 2015, 01:46:26 PM
Initial D Americanized the names in the original translation, which pissed people off, and even changed some of the language to make them more American. It caused such an uproar that a different licensor re-translated the series and left the Japanese names. However, if you only saw the original, it was K.T. and not Keisuke, and that can't be argued. Just like Aeris. Did you play the US version? It's Aeris.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 12, 2015, 07:07:23 PM
That's all I played.  It was maybe five or six years after release that some of the RPG people I used to hang around with started referring to Aeris as Aerith (emphasizing the "th").  I guess it should be noted that these were the imitation-Japanese-haircut-JRPG-hipster kind of people, who pretty much excommunicated me from their clique due to my growing interest in WRPGs (as they were know by at the time).

Anyway, thanks, Shadow.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 13, 2015, 06:38:15 PM
I loled a few times:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDF4T5X6tZM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 14, 2015, 12:47:37 PM
I did this almost a week ago.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0585.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on July 14, 2015, 05:34:49 PM
I finally found out what was causing a problem in this set up (it was the DVD player settings), so at long last I got to try it out.

I hooked my AV Famicom via composite into a Panasonic DVD/VHS player.  The DVD/VHS player was set to output in 4:3 480i and was then hooked via component into my Toshiba 4:3 CRT.  For comparison, I also hooked up the DVD/VHS player vis composite to another input on the same TV.

Powering up the whole system, the component video was noticeably sharper and more colorful than the composite video I was used to.  I was using Mega Man as my test game, and the Blue Bomber had never looked more, well, blue.  Even without comparing to the composite video, the differences were obvious.

The only downside to this setup is that the interlacing makes the screen seem like it's vibrating slightly.  Sometimes it's very noticeable, sometimes it's not noticeable at all.  It doesn't bother me that much considering the much better quality video, but it is a flaw not present on a simple, straight from the console composite connection.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 20, 2015, 10:28:33 AM
Mario Kart themed Nursery:

http://imgur.com/a/b1Wn4

(http://i.imgur.com/ELy60Cf.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 22, 2015, 01:51:08 PM
the DS sure has a lot of good games, i just finished putting together a WTB list for it and it's 55 games long...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 23, 2015, 03:17:57 PM
How to clean your disassemble game and watch and remove that Miyamoto guy's signature...

http://damntechnology.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-disassemble-and-clean-game-watch.html

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MwiOwz1Xkw4/TxXniJWUgsI/AAAAAAAABWM/9jskqxEWLZc/s320/IMG_7594_phatch.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 24, 2015, 10:45:42 AM
How to clean your disassemble game and watch and remove that Miyamoto guy's signature...

http://damntechnology.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-disassemble-and-clean-game-watch.html

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MwiOwz1Xkw4/TxXniJWUgsI/AAAAAAAABWM/9jskqxEWLZc/s320/IMG_7594_phatch.jpg)

that was painful to skim through, and the comments...how do people not know miyamoto when collecting anything nintendo related?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 25, 2015, 03:02:58 PM
Been in Great Yarmouth for a week.
Decided to take a photo of a few arcade machines. There were loads more, but these are the only ones I photographed.

Two linked Daytona USA twin cabs. The second machine has glitchy 3D graphics. :( I didn't play this.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0602.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKB-sS5DlCo

A Simpsons arcade machine. I didn't play this either.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0612.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0613.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0614.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0615.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0616.jpg)

SEGA Rally Deluxe cabinet! Weak/No FFB though. :(
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0617.jpg)

I was surprised to see this in the arcade in the holiday park:
I had one game of Galaga and a few games of Ms. Pac-Man. :D
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0630.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0632.jpg)

There were also two linked SEGA Rally twin cabs which I had a few goes at. :D Again, weak/no FFB. :(
Oh hey! Something's wrong with the second machine in the row!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGasOBC8Z4c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7uxlgyJZ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GU0x5y-SnU

Might as well put these here too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Ly-oYCwCI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP568-KA9O4


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Raidou on July 26, 2015, 06:13:31 AM
Ran into an amusing glitch on Final Fantasy X-2 HD (PS Vita):

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/Screenshots/20150726_155806.jpg)


One of those Rikkus is meant to be a captured Cactuar (not pictured).  The battle got stuck in limbo as no one would perform their attacks (presumably because the game was waiting for the missing Cactuar to act).  Had to exit the game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on July 30, 2015, 07:18:06 PM
Scroll up slightly to see the start:
https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/626904275445227520


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 01, 2015, 06:33:57 PM
Over 100k achievements are available across all Live enabled devices now. Some random stat breakdowns.
(http://www.trueachievements.com/images/100k-achievements.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 01, 2015, 07:13:42 PM
those are cool, it would be interesting to see similar stats on other platforms like PSN or Steam too.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 01, 2015, 08:50:09 PM
They have a sister site TrueTrophies for PSN but no steam version.
I suppose when there are 100k trophies available they might do the same kind of break down.

They LOVE stats over there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 04, 2015, 07:49:29 PM
Let's just take a moment and realize that this is really happening right now. :D

(Game played by me)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-BCQ5LUpqA


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on August 05, 2015, 06:46:14 PM
I just watched a CGR review of the Nintendo e-Reader (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMHcWVph3kk).
Now I've bought a Nintendo e-Reader from eBay. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Duke.Togo on August 05, 2015, 08:26:17 PM
Any chance anyone has one of these? https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/shop/product/c64-reloaded.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 07, 2015, 07:30:18 AM
I'm not involved with this Kickstarter but it looks good and has a free demo:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/846060969/spark-the-electric-jester/description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sRYLESUYzo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on August 07, 2015, 09:36:01 AM
I'm not involved with this Kickstarter but it looks good and has a free demo:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/846060969/spark-the-electric-jester/description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sRYLESUYzo

That does look very good - quite similar to Freedom Planet.  I know the page says inspired by Sonic, Mega Man X, and Kirby Super Star, but I'm seeing a bit of Ristar and Dynamite Heady in there, at least from a color and aesthetic perspective, if not perhaps a hint of gameplay.  The music playing in the video sounds fantastic.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 13, 2015, 06:03:44 PM
Just saw this gem on twitter:

"The Wii U has finally outsold the SEGA Dreamcast in the USA. Only took 33 months..... (DC discontinued after 18 months)"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 14, 2015, 09:40:34 AM
Just saw this gem on twitter:

"The Wii U has finally outsold the SEGA Dreamcast in the USA. Only took 33 months..... (DC discontinued after 18 months)"

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/016/8/5/uh_meme_by_gumwolf-d5rpqr0.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Tynstar on August 14, 2015, 10:30:57 AM
LMAO


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 18, 2015, 01:04:10 AM
I tried to find it since i could have SWORN i said it was going to happen... either i searched poorly or i didn't say it here.

ZombiU is now available on the Xbox One.
Titled Zombi and available for download at 19.99
https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/ZOMBI/76dabebe-8595-4899-9a30-bfe78f4a7da5


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 19, 2015, 03:49:05 PM
So Konami's doing a survey on games that might be revived... The URL makes me think anything that happens is going to be phones and tablets only.

http://mobilesurvey.blicx.com/

I'm still angry at them. What follows is not family friendly.

Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 19, 2015, 04:23:28 PM
...and, let's filter our results based on profanities.
No results after removing profanities? Damn.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on August 20, 2015, 07:05:38 PM
ICYMI when I posted this on Twitter and Facebook earlier today, video has gone up of a Q & A panel with voice actor Caitlin Glass that I attended with my wife last weekend at Anime Overload here in Austin. She's probably best known as Winry from Full Metal Alchemist, and Haruhi in Ouran High School Host Club (which Mrs. Grayghost and I are currently watching and it is hilarious). Her full credits can be found on her wikipedia page here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlin_Glass

Anyway in the video at about 23:40 she takes a question from yours truly about voice acting in video games and gives quite a generously lengthy answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAPGo0SC5pM

If you are a fan of hers, or of anime in general or just want to learn more about voice acting in general, I would recommend watching the whole thing. It was very interesting!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on August 25, 2015, 04:45:12 PM
I saw this wall of Skylanders in a toy store...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0657.jpg)

*Awaits Zagnorch's response*


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 25, 2015, 11:44:22 PM
(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/641/301/e8f.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on August 26, 2015, 07:27:18 PM
I saw this wall of Skylanders in a toy store...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0657.jpg)

*Awaits Zagnorch's response*


Unless there's a Fire Bone Hot Dog or a Lightcore Pop Fizz somewhere on that wall, I'm hardly impressed.


(http://seriouscat.com/serious_cat.jpg)


Actually, now that I think about it, I could use a few more undead- and air-element traps... hmmm....



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 28, 2015, 02:54:50 PM
The Divinity Original Sin 2 Kickstarter is live:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin-2


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on August 28, 2015, 09:16:53 PM
Got my settlement in the mail today for the Vita lawsuit. $25 in PSN credit baby!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on September 01, 2015, 07:38:16 AM
Xcom: Enemy Unknown is heading to Vita? Awesome!!
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2015/09/rumour_xcom_enemy_unknown_plus_may_be_crash_landing_on_vita


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 06, 2015, 04:11:27 PM
TIL:
- don't use a game console on the floor
- NEVER LEAVE THE DISC TRAY OPEN
- i need a new security screwdriver
2 hours to fix one little kick...but i did it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 06, 2015, 05:03:28 PM
-SNIP-
What console was it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 06, 2015, 07:26:50 PM

Xbox 360 Slim


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 08, 2015, 12:56:38 AM
I made a facebook group for local collectors, if anyone on here is from the Victoria BC, Canada area please join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/VideoGameCollectorsVictoria/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 08, 2015, 12:11:29 PM
This is the best Mark Cerny interview I've ever seen. The background makes it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg9VD1H1uWo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 09, 2015, 08:05:33 PM
Nobody has mentioned that it's been 20 years since the NA PlayStation launch?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 10, 2015, 09:27:02 PM
Nobody has mentioned that it's been 20 years since the NA PlayStation launch?

Was that a Nintendo console?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 11, 2015, 09:47:33 AM
Was that a Nintendo console?
Well... Technically, it could have been, if Nintendo didn't decide not to use discs...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 11, 2015, 10:05:43 AM
Was that a Nintendo console?
Well... Technically, it could have been, if Nintendo didn't decide not to use discs...

What are you talking about - they had discs:
(http://n64media.ign.com/media/hardware/image/64dd/64ddunit1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 11, 2015, 10:27:39 AM
And that is how Nintendo created its superior competitor ;).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 11, 2015, 10:46:51 AM
What are you talking about - they had discs:
(http://n64media.ign.com/media/hardware/image/64dd/64ddunit1.jpg)
But that uses disks, not discs. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 11, 2015, 05:33:20 PM
But that uses disks, not discs. :P

(http://www.ruffpoker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/winning.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 11, 2015, 05:51:58 PM
Okay, I deserve that burn.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 13, 2015, 07:14:47 PM
DiRT Showdown is pretty fun. SMASH SMASH SMASH!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 19, 2015, 01:43:06 PM
I was playing through a bunch of my games and came across this nice scene whilst playing Castle in the Darkness:


(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/bombatomba77/2015-09-19_00001_zpssskkzikk.jpg)

A good chunk of the game is about shout-outs to old NES games (which isn't something I normally like), but this made me laugh.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 19, 2015, 03:55:21 PM
So I just bought Resident Evil HD from Sony's website, and now I can't even download it on to my PS4 because the PSN is down or undergoing maintenance or whatever.  And they wonder why gamers aren't embracing digital?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 28, 2015, 07:50:44 PM
It's official. Dark Souls is the greatest video game of all time.

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

http://mynintendonews.com/2015/09/28/edge-magazine-lists-the-100-greatest-video-games-of-all-time/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook



This list is horrible.

IZRET EDIT - SORRY GHOST
DON'T GIVE IN TO CLICK BAIT THE LIST IS SO BAD I DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE CLICKING THAT LINK!

Spoiler (hover to show)
/EDIT


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 28, 2015, 08:36:16 PM
It's official. Dark Souls is the greatest video game of all time.

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

http://mynintendonews.com/2015/09/28/edge-magazine-lists-the-100-greatest-video-games-of-all-time/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook



This list is horrible.
IZRET EDIT - SORRY GHOST
DON'T GIVE IN TO CLICK BAIT THE LIST IS SO BAD I DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE CLICKING THAT LINK!

Spoiler (hover to show)
/EDIT

Wow, that's literally the worst "Greatest Games of ALL THE TIMES!" list I've ever seen.  It's like it was written by a 15 year old...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 28, 2015, 09:42:34 PM
I just came across this site: http://www.notenoughrings.com/
The header describes it well: "A comic about 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog games, one act at a time."
Hovering over each strip will give you a small note about them.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 29, 2015, 11:54:37 AM
Happy Tony Hawk V Release Day!

(The Day 1 patch is bigger than the game)

Enjoy the glitches:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-09-29-watch-tony-hawks-pro-skater-5-is-a-bit-of-a-glitchy-mess



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 29, 2015, 03:21:44 PM
It's official. Dark Souls is the greatest video game of all time.

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

http://mynintendonews.com/2015/09/28/edge-magazine-lists-the-100-greatest-video-games-of-all-time/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook



This list is horrible.

IZRET EDIT - SORRY GHOST
DON'T GIVE IN TO CLICK BAIT THE LIST IS SO BAD I DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE CLICKING THAT LINK!

Spoiler (hover to show)
/EDIT

Good edit, Iz. Thanks! ;)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 30, 2015, 01:07:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OwU7Fi6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MV4Rcrd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5kPsIUP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mCT8YKm.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 02, 2015, 03:25:56 PM
Hey, no problem Gamestop. You're alright.  ::)

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/Screenshot_2015-10-02-14-35-16_zpsa95krguq.png) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/Screenshot_2015-10-02-14-35-16_zpsa95krguq.png.html)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on October 02, 2015, 07:14:55 PM
Lol WOW @ xenoblade and fire emblem


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 08, 2015, 10:47:44 AM
Fallout 4 PC Specs: http://bethesda.net/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=100315-PerkChart&hootPostID=c7add0be85df8b54e96e976dd089d7c4#en/events/game/prepare-for-the-future-fallout-4-important-release-info/2015/10/08/35

I finally absolutely need to upgrade my GPU.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on October 09, 2015, 11:44:35 PM
Fallout 4 PC Specs: http://bethesda.net/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=100315-PerkChart&hootPostID=c7add0be85df8b54e96e976dd089d7c4#en/events/game/prepare-for-the-future-fallout-4-important-release-info/2015/10/08/35

I finally absolutely need to upgrade my GPU.

damn, it looks like my PC is finally past it's prime too. i'm still rocking a radeon hd 5870 1GB card. i've had this card and PC just under 6 years though and that's the first game i've come across that my PC didn't at least hit the minimum requirements, so i'm pretty proud of how long it's served me well.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Wempster on October 10, 2015, 10:37:59 PM
My power supply came in the mail today.  I will have a Rosewill Photon 750W PSU.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on October 10, 2015, 10:56:04 PM
Speaking of things coming in the mail: I'm expecting some GBA & PSP batteries and other parts to arrive in the next few days (not on Sunday or Monday, obviously). Then I'll be able to fix up and flip a few extra things I've got lyin' around...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 11, 2015, 11:51:25 AM
I just remembered that I bought a Game Boy micro pouch last year. Went and dug that out. Now my GBm is safe inside it. :)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on October 22, 2015, 10:07:08 AM
Tetris sucks!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on October 22, 2015, 08:18:46 PM
Tetris sucks!

dem's fightin' words


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on October 22, 2015, 08:34:01 PM

Come at me, bro! I will Redd McKick the crap outta you!

(All kidding aside, Tetris really does suck.)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on October 27, 2015, 02:53:23 PM
PS3 Tech demo from Quantic Dream a few years back about an android named Kara discovering she has emotions is being made into an actual game!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/10/27/quantic-dreams-latest-game-detroit-revealed-exclusive-to-ps4/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 27, 2015, 09:49:28 PM
I was just looking up LEGO Racers for the Game Boy Color.

The following versions are in the db:
CGB-BLRP-SCN
CGB-BLRE-USA

I've seen pictures of these versions that aren't in the db:
CGB-BLRP-EUU
CGB-BLRP-EUR
CGB-BLRP-EUR-1

I would add these myself, but I don't know what to put as the countries/region.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 28, 2015, 07:42:38 PM
Seems like abandonware and jailbreaking discontinued consoles is now 100% legal.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Schlibby on October 28, 2015, 07:55:38 PM
I was just looking up LEGO Racers for the Game Boy Color.

The following versions are in the db:
CGB-BLRP-SCN
CGB-BLRE-USA

I've seen pictures of these versions that aren't in the db:
CGB-BLRP-EUU
CGB-BLRP-EUR
CGB-BLRP-EUR-1

I would add these myself, but I don't know what to put as the countries/region.

Where unknown what countries a European game was released in specifically the policy seems to be to go off the languages/flags on the back of the box or manual.

Check eBay for listings with decent quality photos. You will hopefully be able to find pics of the cartridge or manual code on there. If you are really lucky the seller will have taken photos of the box flaps where Nintendo put the code.

Bear in mind though that the codes on the box, manual and cart don't always match up.

You can also use completed listings if you are struggling to find any decent photos


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 28, 2015, 08:10:40 PM
-SCN = Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UK
-EUR = France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands
-EUU = Spain, Portugal ... maybe Greece. Unconfirmed, as I couldn't find a box shot for it.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on October 28, 2015, 08:34:32 PM
-EUU = Spain, Portugal ... maybe Greece. Unconfirmed, as I couldn't find a box shot for it.
This (https://segaretro.org/Nintendo_of_Europe_coloured_triangles) says EUU can be EN & NL or DE & IT. That's why I'm not sure.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on October 29, 2015, 09:59:06 PM
On the pc perspective website
http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/So-Twitch-Bought-All-403-Episodes-Joy-Painting
I saw that Twitch bought that Bob Ross painting show, they are streaming every episode right now. There are over 53,000 people watching Bob paint huge trees over the middle of fantastic scenery.


http://www.twitch.tv/bobross


Twitch is gaming right? This is gaming randomness news right?


EDIT: So near the end of the episode, when Bob says he's about done with the painting.....remember there are 53,000 watchers so chat is just flying by.....everyone starts typing in "GG".....so funny, hardest I've laughed all day.









Seems like abandonware and jailbreaking discontinued consoles is now 100% legal.
I just found out why you said this earlier today. Good deal. Now I can jailbreak my 2600.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on October 30, 2015, 01:20:56 PM
See, these are sequels that surpass they're predecessors! These games are basically the gaming equivalent of the band Dragonforce! (Enclosed in Spoiler Tags due to large size)

Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 01, 2015, 02:04:18 PM
Zombi (aka ZombiU) has been ~13.50 for a bit on Xbox One.

I should have asked sooner since i don't know when the sale ends but... is it worth it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 02, 2015, 06:22:58 PM
Zombi (aka ZombiU) has been ~13.50 for a bit on Xbox One.

I should have asked sooner since i don't know when the sale ends but... is it worth it?

i've only ever played maybe 30 minutes of it, but if you're into survival horror it seems pretty good. only experience i have is with ZombiU that is but i'm sure the XB1 version is the same.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 02, 2015, 09:26:04 PM
I have found what I believe to be a real, authentic hidden gem RPG on the PS3.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on November 02, 2015, 10:17:46 PM
I have found what I believe to be a real, authentic hidden gem RPG on the PS3.

what would that be?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 02, 2015, 10:34:24 PM
You'll see it on the front page pretty soon in all likelihood. Within a couple months.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 08, 2015, 06:58:18 PM
HD remake of Thunder Force IV intro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY-uH00lT_g


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on November 12, 2015, 05:49:00 PM
Twilight Princess HD
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Versions
Dragon Quest VII & VIII
Cloud joins the Smash roster...

Nintendo, I love you again lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: TraderJake on November 12, 2015, 06:35:28 PM
WHAT ALTERNATE UNIVERSE HAVE I BEEN TRANSPORTED INTO?!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 14, 2015, 12:05:15 PM
I've been seeing this image all over social media. I hate it. The grammar is uncomfortable, and the sentiment is just divisive as hell.

Are we becoming our parents? This kind of garbage reminds me of my out of touch parents slagging off the music I listened to when I was a teenager.

I abhor "us versus them" mentalities, and I hate to see it in gaming. If younger gamers don't care about Goldeneye, so be it.

Don't be that crusty old dinosaur crying about how younger people don't appreciate the same things you do. You look like an asshole, gramps.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTyWRMTWIAAWVWX.jpg:large)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 14, 2015, 12:08:23 PM
For some reason i don't see many images people are linking to.
I think its my ad blocker :-/

I quoted tho to get the link.

I agree more or less.

On the flip side i can't stand people who immediately write everything off because it came out before 2008.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 14, 2015, 02:07:46 PM
THERE WAS... Wait, I can't read the title. Is it The Thomas Crown Affair?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on November 15, 2015, 09:25:17 PM
Ebay updated their front page for the holidays, as expected.  While I was obsessively checking the shipping status of some recent wins, I noticed something interesting.  One of the frames in their holiday slideshow is a younger man unwrapping a brand new PS4 while a slightly older man (presumably his father in this scene) is unwrapping an in box NES Action Set.

Interesting to see a retrogaming nod on Ebay's main page.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 15, 2015, 09:53:29 PM
Ebay updated their front page for the holidays, as expected.  While I was obsessively checking the shipping status of some recent wins, I noticed something interesting.  One of the frames in their holiday slideshow is a younger man unwrapping a brand new PS4 while a slightly older man (presumably his father in this scene) is unwrapping an in box NES Action Set.

Interesting to see a retrogaming nod on Ebay's main page.

(http://rtm.ebaystatic.com/0/RTMS/Image/34_EBA_97018_41202HoliBB1_BB_StaticBackup_Him_Large.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 17, 2015, 12:51:42 PM
I've amassed quite a few SEALED UMD videos...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0734.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on November 17, 2015, 03:40:05 PM
You have a long way to go...
If you start importing them from JP there are even more.
Plus a bunch of pornos.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 17, 2015, 06:46:05 PM
If you start importing them from JP there are even more.
I'm just buying them as I see them appear in Poundland (Everything in there costs 1). No plans to import anything.
Not sure where they're finding this old stock though...

Plus a bunch of pornos.
I do have a non-sealed "La Blue Girl Returns: Demon Seed & Shikima Lust" UMD that I bought used from CEX (http://uk.webuy.com/) just for the sake of having something naughty, even if I won't watch it.
That counts as a porno, right?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on November 18, 2015, 11:13:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCxUfJGk8as


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 20, 2015, 08:34:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkPXLPIbIQY


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 21, 2015, 05:27:43 PM
^ Oh man that looks awesome.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on November 23, 2015, 09:53:23 AM
Added my Games For Windows Live games to my collection on here. I'm lazy when it comes to re-adding games on here and it will take me a long time to get them all on here lol


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 23, 2015, 02:31:31 PM
When I saw this post:
Picked up a NES (with all hookups), 2 Controllers, a Zapper (with manual), Mario/Duck Hunt (with manual), and a CIB copy of Bases Loaded II for $20. Nothing extraordinary but the NES works great (which is nice for a change). These Facebook ads I've been putting out on the Buy/Sell/Trade groups are really starting to pay out.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t34.0-12/12274369_914831705239080_1627293237285701971_n.jpg?oh=e4d979a1bf36e763e4382d681ceb27b2&oe=565462FE)

I remembered this post I made.
I was curious as to the origins of the RF Generation logo, and a bit of searching for RF switches later, I find this:
RF Switch/RF Modulator [Official Nintendo] (http://www.rfgeneration.com/PHP/gethwinfo.php?ID=U-064-H-00120-A)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-064/bf/U-064-H-00120-A.jpg)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/banners/RFGhalfbanner02.gif)
Seems close enough... Did anyone else know this?

Now I'm thinking the RF Generation logo has an NES RF Adapter (http://www.rfgeneration.com/PHP/gethwinfo.php?ID=U-027-H-00120-A) in it...
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-027/hw/U-027-H-00120-A_00.jpg)
It just seems more likely to be that rather than a N64 one...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 23, 2015, 02:51:30 PM
It could be worse.

(http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/images/Z002/Z00274/Z0027457.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JamesGoblin on November 26, 2015, 12:23:17 PM
If I ever have to move away, I'll go Mulgore. By night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cFj8eaD0zs


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 02, 2015, 06:03:11 PM
Well, I managed to beat The House of the Dead 2 today with 1 credit left. :D
I was using The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=E-132-S-00711-A).

Settings:
Easy
5 Lifes
9 Credits

I suck at the game, but I enjoyed myself! :)

Oh, and the game decided to troll me afterwards by unlocking "Very Easy"... I think it also unlocked "Very Hard"...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on December 02, 2015, 11:01:01 PM
When I saw this post:
Picked up a NES (with all hookups), 2 Controllers, a Zapper (with manual), Mario/Duck Hunt (with manual), and a CIB copy of Bases Loaded II for $20. Nothing extraordinary but the NES works great (which is nice for a change). These Facebook ads I've been putting out on the Buy/Sell/Trade groups are really starting to pay out.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t34.0-12/12274369_914831705239080_1627293237285701971_n.jpg?oh=e4d979a1bf36e763e4382d681ceb27b2&oe=565462FE)

I remembered this post I made.
I was curious as to the origins of the RF Generation logo, and a bit of searching for RF switches later, I find this:
RF Switch/RF Modulator [Official Nintendo] (http://www.rfgeneration.com/PHP/gethwinfo.php?ID=U-064-H-00120-A)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-064/bf/U-064-H-00120-A.jpg)
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/banners/RFGhalfbanner02.gif)
Seems close enough... Did anyone else know this?

Now I'm thinking the RF Generation logo has an NES RF Adapter (http://www.rfgeneration.com/PHP/gethwinfo.php?ID=U-027-H-00120-A) in it...
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-027/hw/U-027-H-00120-A_00.jpg)
It just seems more likely to be that rather than a N64 one...

(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/hardware/U-040/hw/U-040-H-00120-A_00.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 04, 2015, 12:46:58 PM
The Saturn version of SEGA Rally Championship gets the navigator's name wrong, but gets it correct later... :shrug:
Kennes Ibrahim (Incorrect): https://youtu.be/WcmgtB2xjyI?t=529
Kenneth Ibrahim (Correct): https://youtu.be/WcmgtB2xjyI?t=614

I knew this ages ago, but couldn't remember which version.

@Izret101 That doesn't look to be the right dimensions.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on December 04, 2015, 02:35:13 PM
Far Cry Primal actually looks decent:

https://youtu.be/CfU_up3Spos


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on December 04, 2015, 10:08:13 PM
Grand Theft Auto III and Dark Cloud in 1080p and Trophy support? YES please!!!!!

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2015/12/psx_2015_ps4s_first_ps2_games_launch_tomorrow


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 05, 2015, 02:50:13 PM
WARNING: Don't run the program on the Xenoblade Chronicles X OST USB Drive. It has broken and buggy DRM and edits the Registry.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Xenoblade_Chronicles/comments/3vikin/warning_the_xenoblade_chronicles_x_ost_has_a/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on December 10, 2015, 03:19:16 PM
Fast Racing Neo is freakin amazing! Easily the best game on the eShop to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiqRE2E-ChM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 11, 2015, 09:12:13 PM
I just watched a video on the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles sequel (HOLY SH*T!) and all I can think about is my waifu Wendy Cheslock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV-KWR0lXPw

OMG *Swoon*


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on December 26, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
My kids gifted me $40 in Steam bucks and for once I don't know what to get.  Normally I would do buy a ton of ~$5 games and call it a year, but for once I thought about maybe going for something more than a couple of bucks and maybe use some of it for blog fodder.  I figure I could do one of the following:

1 - Buy two to four Space Sim games

2 - Buy a high priced game that I normally wait up to seven years for (GTAV, Witcher 3, Just Cause 3)

3 - Just do what I normally do and buy a variety of titles, ranging from CRPG, JRPG, platforming, classic, Rouge-like, and more.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on December 26, 2015, 08:01:24 PM
While I am totally okay with you owning more space sim games bomba, going for something newer might be fun. If you play something that is popular right now, there is a whole other aspect to games with an active online community.

Of course in my mind, trading $40 for one game when I would normally trade $40 for 40 games (with my regular buying habits) is a tough call. Decisions decisions.....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JamesGoblin on December 27, 2015, 02:29:50 PM
Civilization Online (for what it's worth, I'm on the "MMO" side of the fence):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbsTkPhxhI&feature=youtu.be




Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on December 29, 2015, 07:51:41 PM
An ad for Light Crusader on the SEGA Mega Drive (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=E-040-S-02400-A) mentioned by the person who was in it.
https://twitter.com/JasonBradbury/status/681989370744848386

Quote from: Jason Bradbury (@JasonBradbury)
Yep, that's me, a job I did in the 90s. Afterwards I think I probably told girls I was a model
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXaoKYkUkAACg7Z.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXaoKYkUkAACg7Z.jpg:large)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 30, 2015, 04:22:05 PM
Pointless Arcade Games

http://imgur.com/gallery/gdZTx


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on January 01, 2016, 03:40:23 AM
Apparently ActiBlizzard bought MLG for 46 million...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 01, 2016, 02:32:48 PM
46 million? Damn they devalued.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 12, 2016, 11:18:26 PM
WTF Koei WTF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fssk8miAv5g

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYkpqTXUAAAYF_S.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on January 21, 2016, 07:38:48 PM
I noticed something about the PS1 I recently bought (http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=15918.msg234205#msg234205)...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0812.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0813.jpg)
The serial numbers match! ;D

EDIT: I just realised that the UPC doesn't match the one in the database. But what would I add it as? What would the region be? ???


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on January 22, 2016, 07:00:41 AM
I just fixed the vibration on a PS1 controller! ;D ;D ;D
Someone had been digging around inside it before me and hadn't put the motors back in the right place.  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on February 02, 2016, 02:02:45 AM
My friend who is playing. Is a person with AAA experience at Rockstar. Now making indie games and has a series on my channel discussion Mechanics,Diversity and Narrative in RPGs. We are both huge RPG fans so we thought should be fun to play FFXV. What happened next..let you watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbpwyHVZxNo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on February 11, 2016, 03:17:44 PM
I bought a PS2 memory card that had a GTA: San Andreas save on it. The previous owner had cheated 69 times on it...
I'm also surprised it had no football game saves on it. :o


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Schlibby on February 12, 2016, 03:02:13 AM
I bought a PS2 memory card that had a GTA: San Andreas save on it. The previous owner had cheated 69 times on it...
I'm also surprised it had no football game saves on it. :o

That jet pack cheat was a life saver when stuck in the desert with no vehicle :-)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Schlibby on February 12, 2016, 03:43:12 AM
I noticed something about the PS1 I recently bought (http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=15918.msg234205#msg234205)...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0812.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_0813.jpg)
The serial numbers match! ;D

EDIT: I just realised that the UPC doesn't match the one in the database. But what would I add it as? What would the region be? ???

Hi. The one in the database seems to be the A version. Yours is the B version (SCPH-5502 B). I'm guessing that's the difference.

I sorted out the PAL PS1s in the database recently. However I only had enough information to add in 1 of each main model, not A, B, C variations etc. It would be great if you could add yours as a variant with B at the end of the name.

As to the region, from what I can gather Sony seem to do a single release for all of Europe (as opposed to Nintendo who do a seperate release for different countries).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on February 12, 2016, 06:22:29 AM
I bought a PS2 memory card that had a GTA: San Andreas save on it. The previous owner had cheated 69 times on it...
I'm also surprised it had no football game saves on it. :o

That jet pack cheat was a life saver when stuck in the desert with no vehicle :-)
They hadn't got far in the game at all... I think it's mostly money and unlock cheats they used.

It would be great if you could add yours as a variant with B at the end of the name.
Done.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on February 12, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
I've been working on Deadpool (PS3) for months, off and on.  I came back to it a few weeks ago, because I'm trying to clear out all the games I have started but never finished, so my backlog consists of only games I've purchased but never played.  I FINALLY beat it last night!  I was playing for a bit while my wife went to a parent-teacher conference for our foster kid, and literally 5 or 6 minutes after she came home, I beat it with her there watching.  As much trouble as I had during the final battles on Genosha, it was a sweet victory.  Now I'm primed for the movie ;D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on February 18, 2016, 03:24:00 PM
I play too much war thunder..... That is all :-)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 01, 2016, 11:34:54 PM
So i grabbed a couple MK LEs from a German and he is apparently on the look out for other MK titles for me. Entirely possible he is referring to the same auctions i am already watching.

I had previously mentioned RFGen to him so he may or may not be reading this....

...
Damn i just realized i had hinted about these on twitter and wasn't going to mention them until they arrived... Also (supposedly) have a Russian version on the way from a seller in MOTHER RUSSIA!

My only experience with a seller from Russia was negative so i am really hoping the second time is the charm. He was much more personable in the messages than the first at least.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 03, 2016, 06:53:34 PM
Wah wah:
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/02/coleco-chameleon-vanishing-act/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on March 03, 2016, 08:19:21 PM
On March 24th Earthbound heads to 3DS VC, all is right with the world :) (On New Nintendo 3DS only)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on March 07, 2016, 10:40:58 AM
Something seems off here...
Can't quite put my finger on it...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mortal-Kombat-Armageddon-Premium-Edition-PS2-2006-/231847922087?hash=item35fb3689a7:g:nrwAAOSwfZ1WbCxp


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 07, 2016, 11:12:09 AM
Ultra rare Midway and Namco crossover variant.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 07, 2016, 11:21:04 AM
It's the "Additional Content".


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 07, 2016, 09:12:32 PM
I was telling the 5-year-old who is often at our house about Apache Chief.

Later the wife was getting ready to help her color Easter eggs, and the 5 year old says:


"What if there was an egg that could grow to any size it wanted?"

I go, "An egg? Haha, would he be like Dizzy the Egg?"

Her - "Who's that?"

Me - "A game character in England"

Her - "haha, what?!"

Wife - "He's a game character in England!"

*some confusion*

So wife has to say - "But eggs aren't people"

little girl -  ".......but Humpty Dumpty is real right?"

Wife - "Yeah, but he's an anomaly"








(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/superfriends/images/3/3c/Apache_1.png/revision/latest?cb=20090711195241)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Treasure_Island_Dizzy.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 07, 2016, 10:12:50 PM
I think I'm more impressed that the kid knows what an anomaly is.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 07, 2016, 10:42:03 PM
I think I'm more impressed that the kid knows what an anomaly is.


Eh.....this was earlier, she's a smart kid, I was teaching her algebra:





(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1443/25235947549_3d668b2fdc_o.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1615/24973002174_b28b5cb4de_o.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1707/25603474855_4a8cfeb174_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: coddpeace on March 07, 2016, 10:50:45 PM
CRM NOTICE: Cease And Desist Order

I happen to be this child's attorney, and my client insists that you take down her intellectual property with accordance of the Chalk Rights Management act of 2016.

(https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Mc91103e7061ec9b3eea89fd22b757d09H0&pid=15.1)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 07, 2016, 10:51:59 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on March 08, 2016, 07:31:13 AM
I got five Xbox 360 games for free. :)

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Grand Theft Auto V
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Forza Horizon
Call of Duty Black Ops 2


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 08, 2016, 10:04:03 AM
She's pretty impressive.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on March 08, 2016, 03:27:57 PM
She's pretty impressive.

No kidding!  You've got yourself one smart cookie, nupoile!  I hope you're also teaching her to game... *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on March 08, 2016, 09:28:27 PM
She's pretty impressive.

No kidding!  You've got yourself one smart cookie, nupoile!  I hope you're also teaching her to game... *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

Well, she's playing Kinect Adventures right now, does that count?  ;D    I actually need to be better about introducing her to good games. Most of the time she plays Android games on the tablet if anything, at least Minecraft is one of them. I really need to get her on some real consoles more often. I really wonder what it will be like for her as she grows up, with access to all the game stuff here, what will she think of games later on? Really into them? Like them well enough but not overly so? I don't know.

She's not actually our kid, although she does spend a lot of time here. She's our Goddaughter, so I can use her to go to Chuck e Cheese or wander Toys r Us, teach her whatever weird things I want but don't have to buy her clothes or pay for college.  :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on March 14, 2016, 12:58:08 AM
Wah wah:
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/02/coleco-chameleon-vanishing-act/

looks like coleco posted the results of their inspection:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdC-gB4UIAAdl51.jpg:large


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Schlibby on April 01, 2016, 01:43:57 AM
The database is pretty blue today :-)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bickman2k on April 01, 2016, 10:37:22 AM
The database is pretty blue today :-)

Da ba dee, da ba di...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9KJlCKk6UA


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Schlibby on April 01, 2016, 05:39:22 PM
Has anyone else ever noticed that the name of the NES game is Ghosts (plural) 'n Goblins in the USA and Ghost (singular) 'n Goblins in Europe?

Weird


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 01, 2016, 05:55:45 PM
Japanese title for it is Makaimura, or "Demon World Village". No clue how it's a village, though, unless they're talking about World 2...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on April 04, 2016, 05:09:14 PM
Mega Man Legends 2 will finally hit PS3/PSP/Vita tomorrow. No one will have to sell their blood to play this game anymore!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on April 04, 2016, 05:12:02 PM
Mega Man Legends 2 will finally hit PS3/PSP/Vita tomorrow. No one will have to sell their blood to play this game anymore!

You hit the nail right on the head! Such an amazing game! Unfortunately, it likely won't work on PSP. I read that when they released the first one on PSN, it didn't work on PSP.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Schlibby on April 13, 2016, 01:22:50 PM
Think I may have just submitted New Zealand's first game into the database (not shared with Australia). Buzz!: brain of New Zealand


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on April 14, 2016, 10:58:12 AM
I found this via a link from Nintendo Age. It's quite good.

Why do we collect?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G09aIKMBNhE

Link from Nintendo Age:

http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=160933


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on April 18, 2016, 10:35:51 AM
I'm running in the 90s. Anyone care to take a guess at what I'm playing? :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 18, 2016, 11:00:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCiDuy4mrWU


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 18, 2016, 03:53:28 PM
I found this via a link from Nintendo Age. It's quite good.

Why do we collect?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G09aIKMBNhE

Link from Nintendo Age:

http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=160933

seconded, watched it the other day after seeing your post.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on April 25, 2016, 07:35:37 AM
I hope y'all put in yer pre-orders for Horton's Reality-Escaping Electric Brick (TM):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngEhgqGlyjQ


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on April 28, 2016, 07:06:44 AM
I completed the story mode in The Rub Rabbits! (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=E-087-S-00740-A) today.
After the credits, it said
Quote
See the rest of the story in
"Feel the Magic XY/XX (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=U-087-S-00030-A)"!
That's not it's name here though. Here, we have Project Rub (http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=E-087-S-00030-A)...
Someone didn't change that for the European release. ::)

Also... I now have this in my head...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OrfhfOHxWk
Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no?
Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no?
Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no?
Aka-chan wa

Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no?
Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no?
Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no?
Aka-chan wa


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 28, 2016, 09:31:25 AM
Just because of that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpSpDXBnlVs

Damn I miss Cinematech for introducing trailers like this to me...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 10, 2016, 07:27:29 PM
Disney Infinity's cancelled, after the last 2 sets release.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JSoup on May 10, 2016, 11:25:58 PM
Disney Infinity's cancelled, after the last 2 sets release.

Cause, you know, fuck money.
Feels like LEGO Dimensions isn't that far behind.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 11, 2016, 08:14:48 AM
@Shadow:

I still need to pick up Ver 3.0 because ... Star Wars.

It will be interesting to see if there will be another Skylanders game this year.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 12, 2016, 11:56:27 AM
EuroGamer has a great writeup of the rise and fall of Lionhead:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-05-12-lionhead-the-inside-story

Also I need to buy a PS4 now...

Wild Guns!  8)

https://twitter.com/Natsume_Inc/status/730775511815708673


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fokakis79 on May 15, 2016, 10:32:55 AM
Well damn didn't expect a Wild Guns rerelease. Wonder if it will be a physical release.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JSoup on May 15, 2016, 06:07:02 PM
Is it too much to hope that it'll come with a copy of the original Wild Guns too?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on May 15, 2016, 06:41:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96CgZVky3fo
 :leo: alfador


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 20, 2016, 08:24:11 AM
This is Sega Test!

This video made my friday  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTHghq6DNBE


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on May 26, 2016, 10:09:42 PM
Just re-upped my subscription to RETRO magazine for year 3. We'll see how this turns out.....


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 31, 2016, 07:58:38 AM
Onechanbara Z2 and Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus are coming to Steam?! On the same day?! (June 1st) Let's see...B-Movie-styled Samurai Camp, and girls fighting each other, all in the same day...Shut up and take my Money!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JSoup on May 31, 2016, 06:30:45 PM
Been picking my way through Ether One, but its' really one of those games that's better with a guide. Otherwise it's just so much bumbling around with vague hints on what the game wants you to do.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 18, 2016, 04:08:35 AM
Secret Service. ACTUALLY RARE.
http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=U-027-S-05741-A
http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=163506

Only 5 confirmed.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RobotWillie on July 09, 2016, 09:27:34 PM
It may have even been here but I don't think it was, but on a forum this user had Knights of the Old Republic II avatar's and signatures and somewhere thrown in there was the fact he thinks its the best game of all time.

I often tell people the first one is my favorite game but its hard to fathom for me to see how anyone can like the second one more much less say its the best game of all time. Normally I don't bat an eye at someones opinion on what their favorite game is. But this one is one of the opinions I least can wrap my head around.

I got the first one the day it came out, I remember it like yesterday, my grandma bought it for me and it was on reservation on Xbox (which is all it was on for a while until the PC version). One of the best gaming memories of my life, because I was also a huge Star Wars nerd (not as much now but still like it). I liked the second one but it was also a bit of a let down in many ways. Its good, but still nowhere as good as the first.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on July 10, 2016, 08:45:45 AM
It may have even been here but I don't think it was, but on a forum this user had Knights of the Old Republic II avatar's and signatures and somewhere thrown in there was the fact he thinks its the best game of all time.

I often tell people the first one is my favorite game but its hard to fathom for me to see how anyone can like the second one more much less say its the best game of all time. Normally I don't bat an eye at someones opinion on what their favorite game is. But this one is one of the opinions I least can wrap my head around.

I got the first one the day it came out, I remember it like yesterday, my grandma bought it for me and it was on reservation on Xbox (which is all it was on for a while until the PC version). One of the best gaming memories of my life, because I was also a huge Star Wars nerd (not as much now but still like it). I liked the second one but it was also a bit of a let down in many ways. Its good, but still nowhere as good as the first.




Kotor was/is great. There is no doubt about that. Kotor II is also great, though I find that people give it a hard time.

The second game's major faults are it's slow start and meh ending. The middle 90% is fantastic but I guess not enough to overcome it's bookends to some.

There is also the welcome changes of your health regening faster when out of battles and the less restrictive level cap, those two things make the game more playable than the first.

I agree that the first is the better game, but not by much. First would be like 10/10 and the second 9/10.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RobotWillie on July 10, 2016, 02:26:12 PM
 :)

All your points are right on. Its still great but not quite as. My experience was a bit soured though from a glitch. Whenever I tried to play the Light Side at some point the progress would also set up a road block that would not progress the game. It always happened on Nar Shadda. Going down the light side path caused it so Attons encounter with the two Twi'lek woman mercenaries in the cantina would'nt trigger. Happened on several tries for the light side path. I tried doing Nar Shadda in a different planet order than I would normally do but then the progress stppped somewhere else (I forgot where). Playing the game neutral didn't seem to help. I never got the woman companion as a result (the one who wears green), I would always get the Wookie instead. Now this the original Xbox version.

I got it on the PC and didn't get the light side ending either, I ended up getting the neutral ending which is pretty interesting.

So I played the dark side to the ending at least  probably 3 times on the original Xbox. Which I played the first all the way through probably 10 times at least. So I still liked it a lot but the glitch may have soured my experience. Because I like being a good guy just as much as its fun being a bad guy.

But yes, there is a lot I like about it.

If I really wanted to open a can of worms on a game people think is bad I will bring up DMC2, I don't hate that as much as most people. I'd rather play it than the reboot in fact.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: EngineerMike on July 11, 2016, 07:30:00 AM
The only flaw with KOTOR, was that it was a console exclusive to the *shudders* X-box


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: RobotWillie on July 11, 2016, 08:10:20 PM
I loved the Xbox. But now I have a PS3 and like it more so I don't know. I also want a PS4 and don't want an Xbox One. I guess I am lucky my favorite game was on the console I had at the time. I would own all the consoles if I could but I do prefer Sony now that I'm older (one of the many reasons is I like the DualShock much more). Not to mention I am more interested in the exclusive franchises on the Sony side too.

So I don't dislike it like you do, but I do prefer Sony. And Nintendo too. Since there are more exclusives on that too, if you have a Sony you'll get much of what the Xbox has besides a few exclusives. But I'd rather get the Nintendo exclusives than the Xbox ones also.

(I can't stand Halo, its one of the few franchises I never got the hype about, and one of the few games I didn't like when I was a teenager when I played my Xbox everyday)

It's literally like the only Xbox game I owned I couldn't get into, yet my feelings were the opposite of many of my peers thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread. So that too is another reason I don't miss Xbox exclusives, since one of the main ones interest me zero percent.

I really do like Uncharted more. Pretty much every Sony exclusive I can think of I like more than Halo. I know a true "Xbox" elitist would laugh at what I just said, Uncharted better than Halo, blasphemy! (I know, one came from a generation before it, but its present day and back then you could still buy Halo for PC if you wanted it that bad and didn't have an Xbox, its Xbox exclusive now, so the exclusive argument shouldn't matter in that regard).

Its of course what every one always wanted to play too when you would go over to their house. I remember pretending to like Halo 2 on one particular occasion but I wasn't having fun at all. Then again at one of my cousins on Halo 3. I don't even have fun playing it on multiplayer. Yet I probably of course like something you don't. Its just one of those person to person taste things, for some reason it never appealed to me at all. Not the graphics,story,etc. And I'm sure there stuff I like thats real similar to it too. I like a lot of FPS's. I like a lot of space related games and stuff. Theres just something about it I don't like and I don't even know what it is. It's just one of those things.

Someone could just as easily feel the same way about my favorite games, as is with everything in life eh?  :) (In Fact now that I think about it I remember someone here saying pretty much the only game they don;t like is Banjo Kazooie, while its one of my favorites on at least the 64)

But to add, it isn't a popularity thing either. I like a lot of the most popular games as well. I haven't played Call of Duty but even that interest me more than Halo. I'd be more willing to give it a go than try Halo again.

Edit: I realized I can in fact debunk the whole Halo was a generation older so it shouldn't be a factor in the exclusive argument that I like Uncharted more. Well, I like Sly Cooper,Ratchet and Clank and Jak much more too, so  :P.






Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 11, 2016, 09:07:35 PM
This is amazing... finally homebrew on the Saturn and the ability for an Everdrive like device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 11, 2016, 10:23:36 PM
I'm an Xbox "elitest", and I honestly don't see how you can compare Halo and Uncharted. They're two complete different games, set in completely different environments, with completely different stories. Plus, there are a plethora of shooters and each caters to different playstyles. If anything, Uncharted compares more to Gears of War. :D

Now, if you were to call Uncharted a rip-off of Tomb Raider, we'd have something to talk about.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on July 11, 2016, 10:31:28 PM
This is amazing... finally homebrew on the Saturn and the ability for an Everdrive like device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E
That is awesome! Mmm...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on July 12, 2016, 12:48:33 PM
I booted up Duke Nukem 3D for the first time in years last night, and got sucked in again.  Of course, the high resolution pack helps, but man, it's still as addictive as it was years ago when I first played it.

This is amazing... finally homebrew on the Saturn and the ability for an Everdrive like device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E

I saw this on Twitter, and shared it.  I would love to see this come to fruition, to where we could buy something to allow us to play games like that.  Keep the discs in great shape, and keep the disc drive from total failure.  Would be amazing!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 14, 2016, 10:58:53 AM
It looks like Metal Jesus acquired a N64 DD US prototype:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/rare-us-version-of-the-n64s-disc-drive-add-on-unearthed-near-seattle/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 14, 2016, 12:38:40 PM
It looks like Metal Jesus acquired a N64 DD US prototype:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/rare-us-version-of-the-n64s-disc-drive-add-on-unearthed-near-seattle/
that's really cool! i hope there's some cool unreleased game prototype on the disk.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 14, 2016, 01:23:08 PM
Pretty cool.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on July 15, 2016, 08:17:51 PM
It looks like Metal Jesus acquired a N64 DD US prototype:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/rare-us-version-of-the-n64s-disc-drive-add-on-unearthed-near-seattle/


Video is up on MJR's channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b64Bx0WKh7M


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on July 17, 2016, 11:11:24 PM
Had a friend over today, we had taken the family out to lunch and he was like, "I have some games to give you" so he comes over to give me games, and two consoles(!)(duplicates(the consoles), but still...) anyways, one of his daughters runs off to play with our Goddaughter, the other plays Wii Drawn to Life with my wife. Him and I look at my collection.....

He is totally into the INTV stuff, remembers it from when he was a kid. He's really into it....(as well he should be, INTV is very underrated around here)

Also he keeps trying to remember some game he played in some vague period of time between (what seems to me) 1983 and 1997, it has weapons you need to construct, an "isometric view", RPG, really old graphics, cart based, and a control system that you need to use a cursor to choose words with. It is 'like' Final Fantasy but not that......hmmmm....I start guessing. Show him Sierra games on google image search, broaden it to Scum games, show him Wastelands, ask if its Diablo, is it Dragon Warrior? Uhhhh, at this point I still don't know if it's something on the Atari or the Playstation, at one point I'm like, the game could be 30' from us and we don't know it! He's like, "I know, I know!"

He takes off to go home and he says he'll ask a friend he used to play it with what it was. Later he texts me that he thinks it's
Spoiler (hover to show)


Ha! I was actually trying to remember that name when I guessed Wastelands. Anyways, my wife is taking off to visit family for the weekend and guess who's coming over to play
Spoiler (hover to show)


(which I have CIB, not 10 feet from where we were sitting) and INTV games?  :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on July 18, 2016, 12:43:29 AM
we need a "plays like" guide on here for stuff like that! it would be very subjective and endless, but there's more to similarities between games than just genres. something along the lines of "if you liked this, try these".


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 22, 2016, 10:55:49 AM
(http://ep.yimg.com/ay/stylinonline/mortal-kombat-fight-scorpion-vs-sub-zero-t-shirt-3.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 22, 2016, 10:12:19 PM
Sonic Mania trailer is out. I hope it's better than Sonic 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxmtYdEWVzo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JSoup on July 22, 2016, 10:46:08 PM
I like what I'm seeing, but I'm going to hold my water until I see more screens and such in the coming months.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 23, 2016, 04:36:12 AM
Downloaded Star Wars Battlefront on EA Origin, and I have a question: How is this game bad? Admittedly, it's not perfect. Maybe Average-Above Average, but it's certainly not bad. I can recall people saying that it's a terrible game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 23, 2016, 09:53:29 AM
It was unbalanced at launch and had a very limited map pool. Even with that said, I enjoyed it at launch.
For the Sonic trailer, Christian Whitehead and Headcannon have done many of the mobile ports of the original Sonic games. I trust the development of the game to them - it's just a question of where the design will go.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 28, 2016, 11:58:59 AM
Darksiders 1 is being remastered:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/27/darksiders-warmastered-edition-announced-for-ps4-xbox-one-pc-and-wii-u


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JerryGreenwood on August 01, 2016, 12:31:46 PM
I Google Imaged 'PS1 Fightstick' and found this pic not too far down...

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a420/JerryGreenwood/5463_zpsxpuzrtoy.jpeg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/JerryGreenwood/media/5463_zpsxpuzrtoy.jpeg.html)

jussayin


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 01, 2016, 02:13:41 PM
Izret's signature looks like it says Izret LUL


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: JerryGreenwood on August 02, 2016, 02:58:30 PM
And it looks like some guy named 'Duke Taco' got a hold of that cart.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on August 02, 2016, 11:25:46 PM
So happy to have Geist Force and a Sega Dreameye. Made me very happy


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on August 04, 2016, 10:04:34 PM
I Google Imaged 'PS1 Fightstick' and found this pic not too far down...


Here, let's help google out some:

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8586/28697319871_942c43e93a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KHTgp6)PS1 Fightstick (https://flic.kr/p/KHTgp6)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Duke.Togo on August 04, 2016, 10:10:35 PM
It's like Silent Service inception...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Segata on August 05, 2016, 12:46:03 AM
Got a HD converter fo Dreamcast and it's been a godsend.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 06, 2016, 02:29:56 PM
I Google Imaged 'PS1 Fightstick' and found this pic not too far down...


Here, let's help google out some:

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8586/28697319871_942c43e93a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KHTgp6)PS1 Fightstick (https://flic.kr/p/KHTgp6)

Can this be a thing now?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on August 10, 2016, 01:48:26 PM
There are two Mega Drive controllers in the window of a charity shop here. Unfortunately the shop was closed.
There's also a Boxed Sonic 2 and loose cartridges of Mega Games 1, Mega Games 2 and Super Thunder Blade.

In total, all of that would cost 21.50. The controllers were 5 each.
It's a lot to pay, but I kind of want them, or at least just the controllers.

I hope they'll be there next time.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 15, 2016, 05:16:43 AM
Honestly? Square-Enix would do well to put the series to rest already, and leave people with fine memories instead of sour experiences.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/15/final-fantasy-xv-delayed-november-29-2016/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 15, 2016, 03:17:44 PM
Honestly? Square-Enix would do well to put the series to rest already, and leave people with fine memories instead of sour experiences.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/15/final-fantasy-xv-delayed-november-29-2016/

that's not very far away, and it sounds like they have good reasons to delay it. i'd prefer a game that releases in a finished state, than one that feels bad and has to be fixed post-release with patches.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on August 15, 2016, 03:40:36 PM
Honestly? Square-Enix would do well to put the series to rest already, and leave people with fine memories instead of sour experiences.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/15/final-fantasy-xv-delayed-november-29-2016/

that's not very far away, and it sounds like they have good reasons to delay it. i'd prefer a game that releases in a finished state, than one that feels bad and has to be fixed post-release with patches.
Releasing half-finished games is THE in thing to do so far this gen. :P


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on August 15, 2016, 03:49:36 PM
Honestly? Square-Enix would do well to put the series to rest already, and leave people with fine memories instead of sour experiences.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/15/final-fantasy-xv-delayed-november-29-2016/

that's not very far away, and it sounds like they have good reasons to delay it. i'd prefer a game that releases in a finished state, than one that feels bad and has to be fixed post-release with patches.
Releasing half-finished games is THE in thing to do so far this gen. :P

i know and it's stupid, back in my day they finished games before releasing them!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 16, 2016, 05:35:06 PM
On the plus side Persona 5 pre-orders skyrocketed in Japan. Went from around 20th to 2nd.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on August 16, 2016, 07:07:38 PM
I spotted a boxed Atari 2600 and a boxed Commodore (not sure which one) in a charity shop yesterday.
They won't sell them in-store because they're putting them on eBay instead. :(


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 16, 2016, 08:04:40 PM
There are not one, but two Atari 2600s in my town that are both loose and priced over $70.

One's a light sixer, the other was a four switch. I sold boxed models of every 2600 but the Junior and only had my minty Vader break $70.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 17, 2016, 10:54:20 PM
Honestly? Square-Enix would do well to put the series to rest already, and leave people with fine memories instead of sour experiences.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/15/final-fantasy-xv-delayed-november-29-2016/

that's not very far away, and it sounds like they have good reasons to delay it. i'd prefer a game that releases in a finished state, than one that feels bad and has to be fixed post-release with patches.
Releasing half-finished games is THE in thing to do so far this gen. :P

i know and it's stupid, back in my day they finished games before releasing them!

Not always!

Just almost no reason to worry about it now. It sells no copies and you kill it. It sells a ton of copies and you debate fixing it or moving on to the next project if the fix is not cost effective.

Win win!... For everyone but the consumer.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: InvadErGII on August 23, 2016, 09:49:00 AM
True story - at a game store yesterday evening, I witnessed Andrew Wiggins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wiggins) asking the clerk if they had Mario Kart Double Dash.

They didn't. :(

Nice guy, though.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 23, 2016, 10:58:49 PM
I could walk by countless "famous" and "FAMOUS!" people and have no idea who any of them were...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on August 25, 2016, 10:40:04 PM
After a very LONG hiatus Joust is playable purchasable again

https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Joust/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584107d8

It is also BC with the One.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on August 27, 2016, 09:23:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRRuhviJGMQ

What could've been...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 05, 2016, 12:00:32 AM
I decided to record myself playing Gran Turismo 3.
I was using PCSX2 and my keyboard.

Live:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg35_2lkvLU

Replay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqbymB9Hya8


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 07, 2016, 12:52:57 PM
Super Mario Runner for IPhone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0l7xHWfg6o


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on September 07, 2016, 04:18:31 PM
Semi-game related...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrxXhC1VUAAXbEL.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrxXhC4VIAA6pu1.jpg)
https://twitter.com/BalrogGameRoom/status/773589467336695812


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: MetalFRO on September 08, 2016, 09:51:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRRuhviJGMQ

What could've been...

This looks butter smooth, and aside from a few spots where it seems to dip to N64-level graphical quality for a moment, and a couple spots where enemy heads were missing with floating hats, and whatnot, this looks like it would have been a sweet deal.  I wonder if there's any chance this has been or will be dumped somewhere so that JTAG'd 360's could play it...

Still, despite the change to the Daniel Craig likeness in the Wii update, it's actually a very good port of the game, and plays like a charm.  A friend bought it a while back and we enjoyed a nice duel match where I kept finding the golden gun and obliterating him.  It was glorious :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 09, 2016, 10:35:44 AM
Light Guns on a HDTV?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzIPGpKo3Ag


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Izret101 on September 09, 2016, 06:32:09 PM
I can't wait for someone to slim that down into a usable product.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on September 13, 2016, 08:53:34 PM
Today on a podcast I heard someone pronounce 'wasd'

You know, the left hand controls for movement in fps pc games. Whenever I hear someone say something other than pronouncing the letters W.A.S.D. they say it like "woz-d"

The guy on the podcast said, "double you sad"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 18, 2016, 01:29:20 PM
That's even worse than hearing SNES pronounced 'sness'.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 21, 2016, 10:06:36 AM
Sega makes a marketing callback:

Sonic 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC_a4kxL8NI


Sonic Mania:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxT_2VYtHfE



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 21, 2016, 10:09:20 AM
We were talking about the commercial the other day on the Slack channel. Loved the commercial, except for the code card part. I miss seeing the "Welcome to the Next Level" text...

Help us Limited Run! Physical copy please!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 21, 2016, 10:17:36 AM
@Shadow: I hope they can help. Speaking of Limited Run I believe the Limited Run Games documentary is the next episode for My Life in Gaming. We might see it next week.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mylifeingaming


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on September 21, 2016, 03:59:25 PM
We were talking about the commercial the other day on the Slack channel. Loved the commercial, except for the code card part. I miss seeing the "Welcome to the Next Level" text...

Help us Limited Run! Physical copy please!
Or Sega could step up and make physical versions for all the platforms...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 23, 2016, 07:47:51 AM
They don't make em like they used to... Prima made a Collector's Edition of the Dark Souls 3 Guide and it included a replica flask. This is what they advertised:

(https://zone1-vgu.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Prima-Guide-Dark-Souls-III.jpg)

This is what they delivered:

(http://www.thejimquisition.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/08-1.jpg)

(http://www.thejimquisition.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/04-5.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on September 23, 2016, 05:01:14 PM
I feel like that's a majority of AAA Collector's Editions.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 24, 2016, 02:16:09 PM
@SirPsycho: Sadly I have to agree with you.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 27, 2016, 11:21:55 AM
IGN Unfiltered 11: Former PlayStation Boss Jack Tretton:

Longtime SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton recounts his career at Sony, including his thoughts on the Vita, the PS3 launch, the PSN hack, the historic success of the PS2 and PS4, and much more!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z88tlFKdp-k


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on October 03, 2016, 01:34:28 PM
I just saw an old police Crown Vic that was converted into an Umbrella Corp. car.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on October 10, 2016, 10:38:26 AM
It is time.. to rock the hill...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481884736/socks-the-cat-the-video-game-based-on-the-clintons


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on October 27, 2016, 07:33:40 PM
Thing I love about RFGen's database: Seeing the many uniform variations of Wayne Gretzky Hockey for the NES.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on October 27, 2016, 09:28:17 PM
However, my Italian copy of Super Turrican (NES) was not in the database.  I submitted it.  My first submission.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on October 28, 2016, 06:58:45 PM
Man, I was right to pick up Undercover Cops (Super Famicom) earlier this years when copies were $100.  Prices are up!  Even the guy trying to sell his repro (which he disingenuously selling as "Real or Fake, you decide!") has doubled his price.

Link to listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SFC-UNDERCOVER-COPS-Superfamicom-Nintendo-FAKE-or-REAL-You-Decide-See-Pics-/122196983333?hash=item1c7381fe25:g:KooAAOSwvg9XaJ8V


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on October 30, 2016, 01:59:43 AM
I must be an atheist gamer... because I don't believe in God-mode.


I'll let myself out.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 01, 2016, 02:47:11 PM
OH MY!!!
http://www.segaarcade.com/daytona-the-true-legend-is-back


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 01, 2016, 02:49:29 PM
So...it's an Arcade remaster?
They were testing something like this at the McDonalds near Disney earlier in the year.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on November 01, 2016, 03:50:09 PM
From what I read it is a new Daytona installment. It just has previous tracks coming back in the game, but then it says there are new tracks to race on.

Still it is nice to see the Arcade scene picking up steam with new releases, now how about a new HOTD Sega?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 01, 2016, 09:08:33 PM
From what I read it is a new Daytona installment. It just has previous tracks coming back in the game, but then it says there are new tracks to race on.

Still it is nice to see the Arcade scene picking up steam with new releases, now how about a new HOTD Sega?

I blame hipsters. Didn't Raw Thrills credit millenials for going to arcades and causing this small boom?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on November 02, 2016, 02:09:59 PM
It's back!

https://www.rbmaradio.com/schedule

6:00 PM CDT
Diggin' in the Carts
Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Sunsoft, Space Dimension Controller, Tsukasa Masuko

Sega employee Takenobu Mitsuyoshi recalls his time with the companys in-house live band, The SST Band plus, Space Dimension Controller.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on November 10, 2016, 03:35:25 PM
DIRT 3 is free for a while on Humble Bundle :D
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/dirt-3-complete-edition-free-game
(https://humblebundle.imgix.net/misc/files/hashed/c18cad7eabd7590e47e0d3eefce30bab63e7b6d3.jpg?auto=format&fit=crop&h=392&w=622&ixlib=python-0.2.0&s=d302a9c285fcd9f9e8381fc867fbddfc)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on November 11, 2016, 07:02:29 PM
I spent an hour trying to get a NES Classic Edition, then my boy tells me we don't need it because we have the real thing.  Smartest kid in the universe.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on November 15, 2016, 11:54:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWDuQ3Xchf0


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: theemoofrogF on November 16, 2016, 04:28:00 PM
Anyone else notice how Stuntracer 64 shot up in price since the beginning of the year? I remember buying my copy for only $35


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on November 26, 2016, 11:48:17 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-X-NES-Classic-Edition-Nintendo-Mini-30-GAMES-In-Hand-Ready-To-Ship-NINTENDO-/201723379105

I don't know what is more sad, the price or the fact there is 47 people watching it...


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 26, 2016, 09:12:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWDuQ3Xchf0

Let's go away! :D


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Zagnorch on November 26, 2016, 10:25:50 PM
You gotta see some of the deep discounts my local Target store is offering on their clearance video games.


(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/score20112516b_zpstrwmg58s.jpg?t=1480129680)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: shaggy on November 26, 2016, 10:56:17 PM
You gotta see some of the deep discounts my local Target store is offering on their clearance video games.


(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/score20112516b_zpstrwmg58s.jpg?t=1480129680)

Ha ha, I noticed the same at my Target.  You save NOTHING!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on December 19, 2016, 07:05:17 AM
A felled Gargos makes for a happy Redd. :)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/9-21-2016_6-59-23_AM_zpsz5tadknh.png)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on December 20, 2016, 05:48:38 PM
Here we go again! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCSmKQHHp4I


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 23, 2016, 12:15:12 PM
Sturmwind reprint incoming.

http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2016/12/sturmwind-available-now-throwback.html


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on December 27, 2016, 09:09:54 AM
@SirPsycho:

That's great! More people need to play that game.

Double Dragon IV coming to PS4 and Steam:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/26/14082218/double-dragon-4-ps4-steam-release-date


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on December 28, 2016, 04:56:31 PM
I'm jealous of this leather.

(https://i.redd.it/29y9340ppd6y.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on January 03, 2017, 07:29:52 PM
I thought my offerings for the MAGfest Leave Something, Take Something chests would be slim this year, then I rediscovered my bin of Game Gear doubles and cheapies.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: OldSchoolGamer101 on January 23, 2017, 12:52:44 AM
You gotta see some of the deep discounts my local Target store is offering on their clearance video games.


(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/score20112516b_zpstrwmg58s.jpg?t=1480129680)

Ha ha, I noticed the same at my Target.  You save NOTHING!

LOL  Yeah Target is rather hit and miss with their "clearance" stuff.  Oddly enough, I have seen better discounts on sale items than on clearance items.  A few weeks ago my local Target had XCOM2 on sale for $39.99 (That's $20 off!!!!).  On the same day, I looked in the "clearance" and saw a 2014 World Cup Soccer game for $20.  Who buys a 3-year old sports game for $20? :O


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on January 26, 2017, 08:30:47 PM
Got my shipping confirmation on my copy of Sturmwind!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on February 06, 2017, 09:00:29 AM
The blue fields of gaming nostalgia:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/29/the-blue-fields-of-gaming-nostalgia?page=1

Stephen Kick: Without the past we cannot learn from our mistakes. If future developers can no longer play classic games, what will they learn from? Where will they derive their influences? Imagine a future where the only old games you could play were Festers Quest, Bubsy 3D or Shaq Fu?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on February 08, 2017, 03:38:55 PM
From the good folks at Netflix ... Castlevania.

Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017

http://io9.gizmodo.com/netflix-has-announced-a-castlevania-tv-show-for-2017-1792131221

(http://i.imgur.com/cdzbyeK.png)



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on February 19, 2017, 09:32:15 AM
I got that Adventure Time game for $5 at a 5 Below some years ago.  That was a deal.

In other news, buying this second copy of Power Blazer (Famicom) was surely intentional.  Surely.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: shaggy on February 19, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
Resident Evil 5 is great cool.  Some levels are long, though...  Or I suck.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on February 28, 2017, 09:33:54 AM
Quote
Years and years ago, I used to work at NEC Home Electronics and just by chance, I happened work with someone who was involved with designing the PC Engine. Its not every day you meet someone who helped bring about such an iconic piece of video game hardware and its been something of a lingering dream of mine for a long time to be able to talk to them about their involvement.

I first learned about the connection soon after joining the company. Back then, however, I had no published experience as a writer, let alone conducted an interview before, so I sat on that desire to interview them for a good 20 years or so. But after Joseph told me about his mission to preserve every game to such a definitive degree, I felt it was time to act and make that interview happen, seeing as how, again, preserving memories about games is just as important to us at the Society as preserving the games themselves.

The timing for doing so couldnt have been any better. This coworker of mine recently retired at long last and while attending their farewell party, I finally summoned the courage to ask them if they would be willing to discuss their history with the PC Engine. Luckily for me, they graciously accepted. The main thing I decided to focus on in the interview was how the planning and design process went for the PC Engine from NECs side. Much has been written over the years about the technology that Hudson contributed to the system and while thats all well and good, I thought it was important to also discuss NECs side of the story as a collaborator, too, while the people involved with it are still around to talk about it.

I sat down with my former coworker one chilly autumn day in Shibuya in 2015 to discuss times long past, the clouds above threatening to rain. The text of that interview follows below. One thing to note, however, is that this coworker wanted to remain anonymous, so for the duration of the interview, theyll be referred to simply as K.

It's a good interview:

https://www.gamepres.org/en/2017/02/23/pcengine/

K: The main reason why there was no proper successor to the PC Engine, to put it simply, is that we just werent able to come up with a polygonal graphics architecture and accompanying development environment for a console that developers would find compelling. It wouldnt have been enough even to just take existing PC graphics technology and slap it inside a console frame.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on March 10, 2017, 02:17:24 PM
Final Fantasy XII HD coming to the PS4:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHYDSG2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=viglink20241-20&linkId=422f3ee2125b4e05d406e880a949b490


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: retrosportsgamer on March 15, 2017, 07:58:51 AM
Random site/gaming thought - it's a shame there isn't a more robust Games Beaten thread. One post per user doesn't lead to any discussion on the games beaten. I'd love to read about GrayGhost's thoughts on the games he's completed (for example - given the heavy retro slant).


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on March 15, 2017, 11:05:06 AM
Capcom Disney NES games coming next month:

<iframe width="600" height="338" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q4sSjd9UYpM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

That's right! We've collected six classic Disney games and put them in one awesome bundle. Heres the 4-1-1 on what youll get:

GAMES! These are the obvious stars of the show here; you'll get to play the following gems on PS4, XOne and PC with the crispest 8-bit graphics in town:

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 Bring in a friend for classic co-op Capcom platforming action as one of you plays as Chip, and the other as Dale.

Darkwing Duck Jump in the shoes of superhero Darkwing Duck and fight crime with lots of charm and wits.

DuckTales and DuckTales 2 Embark on classic treasure seeking adventures through exotic stages as the pogo master millionaire Scrooge McDuck.

TaleSpin Take to the skies as rad pilot Baloo in a unique take on the shoot 'em up genre, where you get to change the direction of your plane at any time.

http://www.capcom-unity.com/official_capcom_blog/blog/2017/03/15/90s-kids-rejoice-the-disney-afternoon-collection-revisits-ducktales-rescue-rangers-and-more-retro-classics-on-april-18

But wait, theres more! On top of these retro classic games and the new game modes, we also dug really deep and found tons of awesome material from when the original games were still being made back in the 80s and 90s! Weve got concept art, sketches, music, and other fun extras.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: retrosportsgamer on March 15, 2017, 03:22:05 PM
Same group that built the engine for Mega Man Legacy Collection, which was the heavy lifting to be able to port other games using the same engine. Very exciting.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on March 23, 2017, 05:08:55 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/l0CsU1V.jpg)

Any old timers need a new shirt?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on March 26, 2017, 05:13:47 PM
Now...we are steppin' in the right direction!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kXOfSFb2EU


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on April 21, 2017, 10:46:48 AM
This is great news for those who are looking in to the OSSC:

OSSC 1.6 is coming!
We can finally confirm the rumours. OSSC V1.6 is a reality and features some exciting new changes. All boards shipped in the next batch will be the new 1.6 revision that includes...

Audio output as standard - No expansion board will be required for digital audio output. This should save time and cost for those of you who want audio output, without significantly increasing costs for those who don't need it.

Additional analogue audio inputs - The existing 3.5mm audio connector will be usable as AV1 audio pass through (the same as current OSSCs) or as an AV2 audio input. This will be selectable via a miniature switch.

Additional 3.5mm audio input added - For use with AV3. Great for your Dreamcast!

The first V1.6 prototypes are currently being assembled and we expect to have them early next month. Of course, we'll send out another newsletter when they arrive.

I've also heard of a new RGB + Mega Amp for the Genesis 2 is in development. This would be great to clear up the sound and video quality on a Genesis 2.

Badassconsoles is working on an adapter for the Gamecube that has a digital port. If this works it would be an external dongle to get digital/hdmi video out of any gamecube with a digital port!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fleabitten on April 21, 2017, 11:16:32 PM
Anyone else notice how Stuntracer 64 shot up in price since the beginning of the year? I remember buying my copy for only $35
Yes and I'm LIVID. I was done with all 100$+ N64 games and then that dumb thing shot up.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on April 25, 2017, 10:42:47 PM
Anyone else notice how Stuntracer 64 shot up in price since the beginning of the year? I remember buying my copy for only $35
Yes and I'm LIVID. I was done with all 100$+ N64 games and then that dumb thing shot up.

wow that's nuts, and the CIB ones are even worse, i see 2 that sold for over $1000 canadian. last i looked i had it priced out at less than $700 at the very most.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on April 26, 2017, 08:59:39 AM
Anyone else notice how Stuntracer 64 shot up in price since the beginning of the year? I remember buying my copy for only $35
Yes and I'm LIVID. I was done with all 100$+ N64 games and then that dumb thing shot up.

wow that's nuts, and the CIB ones are even worse, i see 2 that sold for over $1000 canadian. last i looked i had it priced out at less than $700 at the very most.

I quickly checked Aliexpress and found they make reproductions. That's crazy to me as I didn't think this title was in demand. Too many bootlegs out there.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on April 28, 2017, 02:35:15 PM
Contra the movie... no really ... Contra the movie:

http://chinafilminsider.com/classic-1987-arcade-game-contra-set-become-movie/

The project was one of three scripts by Beijing Starlit Movie and TV Culture approved by Chinas film bureau this month.

While the plot of the film is similar to the classic game of the same name, it changes its location to an island in the South China Sea and adds in extra Chinese characters, according to its official description.

In 1988, a huge meteorite lands on an uninhabited island in the South China Sea, reads the official description published by Chinas media watchdog.

Chen Qiang and Li Zhiyong investigate but come up empty handed. 29 years later, Chen sends commandos Bill and Lance into a combat mission there to neutralize the villainous Red Falcon Organization, but end up facing a different enemy altogether.


Also:

The Korean Game Rating Board has rated a Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

According to the description, the collection will include Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10.

The first Mega Man Legacy Collection was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2015, followed by 3DS in 2016. It includes Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, and Mega Man 6.

Capcom has yet to officially announce a Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 04, 2017, 01:46:53 PM
RGDS just posted an Interview with Watermelon Games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lunr-5JuRjw


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fokakis79 on May 06, 2017, 01:16:46 PM
Quote
According to the description, the collection will include Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10.

That's awesome I will probably pick this up since I have never played any of these before.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 12, 2017, 06:59:16 AM
Every year my son gets to pick out an ornament for the Christmas tree. As we were scanning the latest Hallmark catalog I noticed these are slated for a 2017 release:

Also that SoundWave is  8)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/ornament_zpsvkqcidas.jpg)



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on May 17, 2017, 09:36:42 PM
Today I went into a used game store I drive past while working every week but haven't been in before. Looking for a game to send to my nephew I was chatting with the shop keep, asked if they had any Intellivision games, she said no but remembered having one herself long ago. I asked if they ever saw any come into the store and she said no. I mentioned that I had something like 75 of the 125 INTV games and she goes, "Whoa, I bet you could sell those to a collector or something!"

"Yeah! Me! I'm the one you can sell those to!"   :laugh:


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Fokakis79 on May 18, 2017, 12:15:04 PM
Today I went into a used game store I drive past while working every week but haven't been in before. Looking for a game to send to my nephew I was chatting with the shop keep, asked if they had any Intellivision games, she said no but remembered having one herself long ago. I asked if they ever saw any come into the store and she said no. I mentioned that I had something like 75 of the 125 INTV games and she goes, "Whoa, I bet you could sell those to a collector or something!"

"Yeah! Me! I'm the one you can sell those to!"   :laugh:

I really should get a list of INTV games you got left, so I can keep a look out around here.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 18, 2017, 02:06:03 PM
It's returning...
(http://img10.deviantart.net/5407/i/2013/106/5/2/0808___16_04___power_glove_by_twistedmethoddan-d1nl2z1.jpg)

Yep! My Power Glove Gaming Series is making a comeback!
Estimated Arrival: Early June


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 23, 2017, 08:14:21 PM
It sounds Sega Forever is a streaming service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40T48L6FMsE


Also this is apparently a thing:

(https://abload.de/img/oxp12ahx-998474y8uvc.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on May 25, 2017, 08:52:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3LtHq9jjFY

8Bitdo just released their 4.0 firmware, which adds Nintendo Switch functionality.  Nuts, I tell you.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on May 25, 2017, 11:08:30 AM
Castlevania Trailer is here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIMrFnl5NiA


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on June 02, 2017, 08:40:18 AM
Randomly went into a 'game' shop the other day that I don't like and saw they had some old games, which was different. Then I saw the prices


(insert picture here of Golden axe warrior on the Master System for 80 that is too big to post)


Wtf?? When did old stuff get stupidly expensive? Had a look on ebay and it goes for between 50-80,  it's mad I think I paid about 2 for mine.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: mumboking on June 02, 2017, 09:01:37 AM
Randomly went into a 'game' shop the other day that I don't like and saw they had some old games, which was different.
Would said shop be CeX?
https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?stext=golden+axe+warrior


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on June 02, 2017, 10:22:00 AM
I was recently told to use pledge to give my consoles a shine. I tried it out on three Sega CD models. It seems to do a decent job. What do you think?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/scd3_zpstycsz73z.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/scd2_zps17gjgf5z.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/scd1_zpsg42nvr9p.jpg)





Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on June 02, 2017, 12:51:19 PM
Randomly went into a 'game' shop the other day that I don't like and saw they had some old games, which was different.
Would said shop be CeX?
https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?stext=golden+axe+warrior

Yes that would be cex the glorified pawn shop.

My son wanted a game on holiday so we went in. I understand as stunned at the prices. A horrible yellow snes for 70, it's just wrong :-)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on June 05, 2017, 05:36:02 PM
Looks like the rumors were true Megaman Legacy Collection 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iamiA3ki4-o

https://www.amazon.com/Mega-Man-Legacy-Collection-Xbox-Standard/dp/B0717BD1ZD/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496702261&sr=8-2&keywords=megaman+legacy+collection+2

https://www.amazon.com/Mega-Man-Legacy-Collection-Xbox-Standard/dp/B0717BD1ZD/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496702280&sr=8-2&keywords=megaman+legacy+collection+2


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: nupoile on June 12, 2017, 09:53:48 PM
Can we shorten Xbox One X to XOXOX?


Kisses and hugs from Microsoft.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on June 13, 2017, 09:49:08 PM
Can we shorten Xbox One X to XOXOX?


Kisses and hugs from Microsoft.

Might as well.  It all started with Xbox.  Then along came 360.  After that, the Xbone was born.  Now XOX.  Is it too late?  Should I just stop playing games and go to bed?  Five more minutes, then I'm going to bed.

By the way, Addicted, I think the Sega looks great.  I think I'll give the Pledge a try.

Okay, five minutes from this point aaaaand, GO!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 19, 2017, 08:43:19 PM
been working on updating my WTB list, seems as though i was either too strict or too lazy the first time around. over 100 games added to it this time around, and i've only double checked the old list as far as the E's. I bought less than 200 games in the 2 years since making the first version of the list, looks as though i might be back to where i started and then some by the time i finish this update. oh well, all part of the hunt!


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on June 20, 2017, 07:55:35 AM
@bombatomba: Thanks! I used Pledge multi-surface.



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 24, 2017, 11:43:48 AM
Look at what I saw today.

(http://i.imgur.com/OLUMshf.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on June 25, 2017, 01:55:31 AM
awesome! how much and did you buy it?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 25, 2017, 10:59:22 AM
No way am I gonna buy that one, its $500 and incomplete.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on June 30, 2017, 07:05:33 AM
A more in depth look at the Sega Saturn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_OchOV_WDg


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on June 30, 2017, 11:15:42 AM
Holy crap is Bujingai a hidden gem.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on July 01, 2017, 07:41:59 AM
Best synopsis of Shadow of Mordor ever (from a Steam sale highlight on RockPaperShotgun (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/23/steam-summer-sale-our-giant-recommendations-list/)):

"Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for 3.19/$3.99 A ranger whose family is killed by orcs rediscovers love when he meets 12,000 other orcs"


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on July 02, 2017, 07:04:53 AM
Saw a YouTube review of that NES TV the other day and they were saying a lot have broken feet.

Why though? I mean it's a TV. Don't you just put it down and leave it there?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on July 02, 2017, 09:48:12 AM
Saw a YouTube review of that NES TV the other day and they were saying a lot have broken feet.

Why though? I mean it's a TV. Don't you just put it down and leave it there?

It has these really bad plastic feet that stick out way further than any TV that I've ever seen. I remember moving my sister's CRT TV a few times before HD really took off, and those bastards are heavy. The plastic feet are in a position, and so weak structurally, that setting it down at a slight angle could cause them to snap off.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on July 02, 2017, 09:57:52 AM
So more a case of bad design that extra rough handling type thing.

And yeah some CRT TV are really heavy. I used to have a 32' stereo wide-screen so  it only was all the weight at the front but it was stupidly long.
Replacement was about a quarter the weight and a bigger screen lcd


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 14, 2017, 09:20:22 AM
Smooth Criminal in a Yu Yu Hakusho prototype? Yep.

Also: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/07/mega_cd_super_strike_trilogy_prototype_reaches_a_playable_state

https://www.assemblergames.com/threads/a-bunch-of-saturn-dev-software.60654/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rJScwv4tuQ


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on July 18, 2017, 07:42:56 AM
Bayou Billy Vinyl is coming soon:

https://twitter.com/STSPhonoCo/status/887042050084020224

Also here's a great article on what it costs to own a game store:

https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/17/15974096/what-it-costs-to-run-an-independent-video-game-store


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Alabama-Shrimp on July 21, 2017, 03:07:21 PM
Thanks for the link to the polygon article it was excellent!

There are now exactly zero independent video game shops where I live. There's Game of course but their stuff in store is more expensive than their own website and used stuff is really expensive.
Two CEX which are noting better than pawn shops that are always stocked with crap and a small chain called Grainger Games, that while they have good prices they don't have much to choose from, they always seem to have more dvd and blu rays than games.

 There is one store that deals in retro in a town close by but their prices are as bad as CEX with stupid amounts wanted for even common Megadrive stuff you can still get on ebay cheap.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: GrayGhost81 on July 22, 2017, 06:50:47 AM
Holy crap is Bujingai a hidden gem.

Just started it because of this post.

Are you going to do a write-up on it? If not, I may want to.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 05, 2017, 09:52:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OZuh5NF.jpg)

Gonna be a fun birthday.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 24, 2017, 12:54:16 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Nt6CRFpBo


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 25, 2017, 06:44:40 AM
KFC VR training:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb7GYATYArE


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on August 25, 2017, 08:42:39 AM
KFC VR training:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb7GYATYArE

As a former "crispy" and "original" cook at KFC I can attest to the accuracy of this training video, but with two minor issues: First, the handle on the strainer used for washing the chicken is very different (it has a vertical orientation instead of horizontal).  Secondly, when you make a mistake, which ALWAYS happens in training (not unlike the Kobiyashi Maru), which results in a few stripes from a branch broken from a tree outside the restaurant (which YOU have to go fetch).  Back in the day it was done by an anonymous person wearing a Colonel Sanders mask, but I heard that today in some regions they have an actual full-body C. Sanders cosplay!  


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 25, 2017, 11:00:40 AM
@bombatomba: That is a odd training program.

I had heard rumors that this was coming but glad to see it's announced:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVDgwopToRM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 30, 2017, 09:18:11 AM
It does exist!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-M_LcqJsc


Also these Pokemon Bootlegs are getting out of hand...


https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Nintendo-GBA-Game-Pokemon-My-Ass-Video-Game-Cartridge-Console-Card-English-Language-Version/2336305_32820779969.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.5bdadf470Xi0ba


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on August 31, 2017, 12:35:40 PM
This seems expensive but it might work for some:

https://store.iam8bit.com/products/street-fighter-ii-30th-anniversary-edition


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: SirPsycho on August 31, 2017, 12:48:35 PM
"WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the Product) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire."

I'll pass.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on August 31, 2017, 01:57:25 PM
"WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the Product) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire."

I'll pass.

I like that it suggests to keep a fire extinguisher nearby while operating.  

I don't get it; if people are willing to pay big bucks to play pirated software on a cart, why not just get an EverDrive and be done with it?  Same price, but without the risk of fire damage.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 01, 2017, 11:48:44 AM
"WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the Product) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire."

I'll pass.

I like that it suggests to keep a fire extinguisher nearby while operating. 

I don't get it; if people are willing to pay big bucks to play pirated software on a cart, why not just get an EverDrive and be done with it?  Same price, but without the risk of fire damage.

it's not pirated, they partnered with capcom to do it. the fire warning is just them covering themselves because they think old technology is unpredictable and they can't be responsible for something that old. there's nothing about their game that's any more of a fire hazard than any other snes game.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 02, 2017, 08:32:20 AM
"WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the Product) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire."

I'll pass.

I like that it suggests to keep a fire extinguisher nearby while operating. 

I don't get it; if people are willing to pay big bucks to play pirated software on a cart, why not just get an EverDrive and be done with it?  Same price, but without the risk of fire damage.

it's not pirated, they partnered with capcom to do it. the fire warning is just them covering themselves because they think old technology is unpredictable and they can't be responsible for something that old. there's nothing about their game that's any more of a fire hazard than any other snes game.

Ah, I see now.  Thank you for the clarification.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 13, 2017, 07:09:27 AM
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170912005798/en/

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.

In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.

The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Launching on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, Super NES Classic Edition plugs directly into the TV using the provided HDMI cable, and comes with two wired controllers. For more information about Super NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.

Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: techwizard on September 13, 2017, 10:25:29 PM
so stores will have 10 copies instead of 5?


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: bombatomba on September 13, 2017, 10:58:01 PM
I like that Nintendo seems committed to push the SNES Classic for more than a month, but I can't help but agree with techwizard.  Hopefully hackers won't crack the system until everyone has one.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 14, 2017, 08:59:30 AM
Stop Skeletons from Fighting has a great video up on the Xbox 360 RROD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhW_SXzyUXI


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Link41 on September 14, 2017, 11:02:13 AM
I like that Nintendo seems committed to push the SNES Classic for more than a month, but I can't help but agree with techwizard.  Hopefully hackers won't crack the system until everyone has one.
The SNES Mini will been cracked on launch day :P

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/09/looks_like_the_snes_classic_mini_is_just_as_hackable_as_the_nes_classic_mini

It seems to be the same for hacking as the NES mini was.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on September 19, 2017, 09:31:07 AM
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition brings us the Easter Basket. Yes these are the infinity stones...  :facepalm:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Nz3_HTmV--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/kxsgd58uciqnvwvh1uny.jpg)

Here's what they advertised:

(http://www.gamestop.com/gs/images/content-pdp/Loot_images/147611brp.jpg)



Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on October 11, 2017, 08:23:42 AM
It's the Retro RGB weekly roundup with co-host Russ Lyman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1knFGLCXJA


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on October 25, 2017, 07:15:04 AM
The Mummy Demastered is now available from Way Forward:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0rh4RcGXo8


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: russlyman on October 25, 2017, 05:00:41 PM
It's the Retro RGB weekly roundup with co-host Russ Lyman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1knFGLCXJA
Heck yeah


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on October 26, 2017, 11:11:32 AM
A talk with the Cuphead developers while they play their game plus Master System and SNES talk count me in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQBDmEGbDmM


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on October 27, 2017, 09:11:34 AM
More information on the Jaleco and Data East cart collections:

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/10/retro-bit_lifts_the_lid_on_its_multi-cart_collections_for_the_nes_and_snes


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Ikariniku on October 27, 2017, 12:17:41 PM
More information on the Jaleco and Data East cart collections:

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/10/retro-bit_lifts_the_lid_on_its_multi-cart_collections_for_the_nes_and_snes

I'm actually planning to pick up the NES cart and the Joe & Mac collection if/when they come out.  I like this trend of games rereleasing on cart.


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: Addicted on November 01, 2017, 01:47:52 PM
Tis the season:

https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/deals/


Title: Re: The Thread of Gaming Randomness
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 14, 2017, 10:01:20 PM
I don't ask for much, but this time, I am. Please watch my video at the following link, and tell me what you thought of it. Thank you. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvw93JDEYbA