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  1. 3 points
    RickR

    eBay's new seller requirements

    Who else has concerns? Essentially, they will no longer allow Paypal payments. For sellers, they are asking for: Your SSN (why, I'm not sure). A real bank account - to deposit sale payments and also to withdraw fees. On the plus side: They won't take fees until buyers pay. Why did this simple change take so long? I still sell on ebay. My plan is to come up with a free savings account and use that. All of this starts Feb 1 I think. Your thoughts, please.
  2. 3 points
    I guess it's confession time. I've never told anyone about this before because I felt a little embarrassed about it, but ever since Algebra class last year, I've had a crush on this girl who was at the same table as I. We used to laugh and fool around and have all the fun. I have no idea how I even passed that class. We messed around the entire period every single day. I've never quite felt this way before, and I've kept it completely to myself for the last year. This was one of the tougher parts of the pandemic for me, as silly as that sounds. We've kept in touch the whole time, though it really isn't the same. I was always scared of asking her out at the time because I was scared of rejection, though I was pretty sure she liked me back. I think that it's damn time I do something about it all, virus permitting. Even if I do get friendzoned or something, I would have at least put myself out there. Nothing will come of sitting here wishing for things. I figure just talking about it would probably help me feel better about it. Like I said, I haven't said a word to anybody about this. Talking about it to another person will probably help me feel a bit more confident about it all. Sorry for the excessive blabbering about high school garbage like this.
  3. 3 points
    socrates63

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    My retro resolution for 2021: Retro gaming --> acquire a Vectrex, GameBoy Advance, and a Lynx II. I already accomplished, rather unexpectedly and suddenly, the first two. Retro living --> watch in order Star Trek original series and Star Trek TNG. I'm currently watching S1E10 of ST OS.
  4. 3 points
    RickR

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    Harry, I cannot imagine you lacking courage. But I'm sure the virus makes things much more challenging.
  5. 3 points
    HDN

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    I’m hoping to build up my NES collection for my retro New Year’s resolution. Thanks for the giveaway as always, @nosweargamer. As for my normal resolution, well... there is somebody. I hope to gain the courage to ask her out this year, virus permitting. Don’t tell anybody, though.
  6. 3 points
    Danest

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    My New Years Retro resolution is to get my retro gaming room cleaned up. DS
  7. 3 points
    RickR

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    Retro resolution - I want to finish NES Legend of Zelda. I started the game a few times in 2020 but never finished!
  8. 3 points
    Chris S

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    My retro resolution is to build up my ColecoVision library. Just got one awhile ago and looking to get more cartridges for it.
  9. 2 points
    nosweargamer

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    Time for another giveaway! This giveaway is for a Q*bert Mini Arcade by Basic Fun, which was inspired by the current Q*bert Atari 2600 High Score Squad: GIVEAWAY RULES Not responsible for lost or damaged mail. Limit one entry per person. Must reply to this post by telling me your retro related New Year's resolution by Monday, January 25th 2021 by 11:59 pm EST. After the winner is selected at random and announced on this thread, they will have one week to give me their address through the forum messenger. If they don't respond in time, I can select another winner. Watch this video for more details: If you are new to the site, also feel free to introduce yourself here: https://forums.atari.io/forum/59-introduce-yourself/ This is a great site full of interesting threads and friendly people!
  10. 2 points
    LeeJ07

    eBay Finds

    Sharing a few Ebay purchases I've made over the last few months. Three 3DS games: The Legend of Legacy, Pilotwings Resort, and Steel Diver. And two more Famicom Disk System games: Deep Dungeons, and Nazo No Kabe.
  11. 2 points
    Wade

    NSG's January 2021 Giveaway!

    To try and find a 2600 and game library (been a pretty bad time and had to sell some things)
  12. 2 points
    I just played Arcana for the SNES for the first time yesterday. Not sure how great it is just yet, but I played for around 30 min and really liked it. It's a first person dungeon crawler type game, like AD&D Eye of the Beholder but a little less complicated. But the real draw for me is that it has an automap feature for the dungeons! No graph paper needed!
  13. 1 point
    I felt like this was an interesting topic, and that creating a thread for Atari I/O users to share their newly-discovered gems with everyone may help others find some great new games to play. So, what is a retro game that you've only recently fallen in love with? I'll start. I was never an RPG fan. Sure, back in like fifth and sixth grade I was into Pokemon like everyone else, and I even saved up for Moon and got it on launch day, but since those days I could never get back into them. There were a few that I found interesting and fun since then, like Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and Earthbound, but I always got stuck in them and never found them that engaging. I would play for a session or two, and then just go back to playing my usual platformers and arcade-style games, forgetting about those RPGs that I thought were "fun enough" for months, sometimes even years, at a time. Even those old Pokemon games that I liked so much when I was eleven and twelve I have found hard to go back to. I always have a tough time balancing out my party in RPGs, always worrying about how much EXP everyone's getting and stuff like that. However, the impossible happened the other day. I was cleaning up the basement, and with my new wireless headphones (thanks, grandma and papa) I was binge "watching" (more like listening) to Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Works series. If you haven't watched it yet, basically it's a chronological look at the Game Boy's library, one or two games at a time in order of release. Like Atari Archive, but for Game Boy. So far, he's nearing the end of 1990. He also does similar series on the NES, SNES, N64, and a plethora of other systems. If you haven't checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. But I digress. I was listening to the Game Boy Works 1989 playlist while cleaning, and one of the games that was released on the Game Boy in that year (in Japan at least) was Makai Toushi Sa-Ga, released here in the States as The Final Fantasy Legend. I had heard this episode before this point, but not for a while, so this was sort of a refresher. In the video, Mr. Parish explains the mechanics of the game, as well as its history and other things like that. A retrospective. At the time, I thought that it might be interesting, but didn't really think much of it. However, later in the week I was browsing through my Game Boy ROMs directory on my DSi when I noticed that one of the few original Game Boy ROMs that my friend @Zerobeat2004 gave me back in 2019 was The Final Fantasy Legend (I haven't added many Game Boy ROMs since because the emulator I'm using won't accept ZIP files and it ends up being a pretty tedious process to unzip every file from the GB ROMs pack I downloaded). I thought that just for fun I'd check the game out. When I started playing it, I knew that I was immediately hooked. This game was actually very well-suited to my tastes. No experience points? That alone helped me really get into it. All I had to worry about is money, which you get after every fight. I used that money to buy more weapons, better stat upgrades, healing items, and more. I didn't have to worry about leveling up, at least not in the strictest sense, and I especially was pleased that I didn't have to go to any stupid training grounds like in Might and Magic. There were only a couple different kinds of shops, so I didn't have that to worry about. There were also only three different classes. I couldn't tell the difference between elves and half-orcs in other games, but here there wasn't much to keep mental note of. Humans were pretty static and predictable (that's what you use the stat upgrades on), Mutants (I can't help but think of Kuato and Total Recall) have stats that change randomly and can cast spells, and monsters can only attack with their own attacks and can't hold any weapons, but can change shape completely if they eat another creature's meat. Because of cart limitations, NPC dialog is limited and gets right to the point. No crypticism. It's also kind of funny when they speak in such broken English. And the game doesn't take itself too seriously, either. You can shoot sentient eyeballs with submachine guns! I've only gotten to the second floor of the tower so far, but I'm really enjoying the game. What games did you recently discover that are really fun? Please let us all know!
  14. 1 point
    nosweargamer

    eBay's new seller requirements

    I did not get that message yet, but it may be a matter of time. Ebay used to own Paypal, but no longer and are looking to pocket some of the money paypal was earning. A quick Google search shows that several sellers hate it. They don't like giving ebay all that info, the money isn't available as quickly, they can't use the global shipping program anymore and it makes it easier for ebay to side with buyers in disputes. In the past if you had a problem, you could also ask paypal for help. The bright side is that the fees may be lower than paypal (ebay will still charge a processing fee) and you don't have to deal with another party, as in Paypal. It looks like I may need to add and extra savings account. I really liked paypal and it's a bummer that this is being forced on sellers to do business with ebay. I suppose I could also look into selling on amazon instead, but some items would be harder to move and amazon has a lot of fees iirc. FYI, with you Soc, ebay may issue a 1099, but right now only if you make $20,000 in sales.
  15. 1 point
    RickR

    eBay's new seller requirements

    I remember when eBay and Paypal were the same corporate entity. Paypal got split off, and it seems like this moment of "cutting them out" has been in the plans for a long time.
  16. 1 point
    Justin

    eBay's new seller requirements

    It seems unfathomable that eBay will no longer except PayPal. Didn't even pay by PayPal for this very reason? If anything they should be expanding to except other forms of payment, including Bitcoin in my opinion.
  17. 1 point
    RickR

    eBay's new seller requirements

    I should also mention that it should reduce fees for sellers. No more Paypal fees.
  18. 1 point
    Rocker67

    eBay's new seller requirements

    Guess we will find out in February if there are other major changes. Love how they want to be the premier auction site but are making it harder to use the site for sellers. My guess is they might be doing it to help fight against scamming sellers by making a little harder to become a seller.
  19. 1 point
    RickR

    eBay's new seller requirements

    It doesn't explicitly say whether Paypal payments will still be accepted. I do know they accept credit card payments directly through e-bay right now. I'm not sure what the protections are.
  20. 1 point
    another solution ..... . . . . . . . . . . . .
  21. 1 point
    Score: 40,250 I'm finding it very difficult to distinguish the green balls from the red balls (have I mentioned I'm color blind?), so I'm just avoiding all of them. I doubt I'm losing many points that way.
  22. 1 point
    Q*bert (A/A): 40,600 This should be fun playing.
  23. 1 point
    My discoveries have mostly come from participating in high score challenges, and they're all 2600 games. Outside of Galaxian, I had never even heard of these games (all released by CommaVid). These are simple games and yet challenging to master -- the best kind of games. Galaxian Room of Doom Cosmic Creeps Mines of Minos There is one more game that I want to highlight, and it's the 2600 Pac-Man. I mentioned this before in other threads that I resented the game for nearly forty years, but some discussions that were had in the I/O about the effect of the color of the game completely changed my perception of the game. Now, I love it and appreciate it as a unique game in its own right and feel like I've re-discovered it.
  24. 1 point
    I have to go with Video Pinball! I've owned it for decades but never grew an appreciation for it until now.
  25. 1 point
    I'm not sure how "retro" it is, but I'm really enjoying the Phoenix Wright series on the Nintendo DS. I'm on game #2 (I think there are three in the original series). I like it a lot because it's not terribly taxing (I'm pretty fried after working all day), and you can play in 15 minute segments pretty easily. Also, the game is seriously humorous. I end up laughing a lot. And finally, my kids have already played, so I can talk and laugh with them during dinner as I slowly make my way through the games.
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