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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in What grocery stores did your family shop at growing up?   
    I've lived in Texas my whole life.  My childhood was in "East Texas"...  if you look at a map of Texas, I was about half way between Dallas and Shreveport, LA.  Anyway...
    The grocery stores I remember...
    In our little town, there was an independent grocery store called Food Fair.  My best friend's first job was there.  Also, during the grand opening, my dad won a door prize of a new Atari 2600 and some games.  We already had a 2600 so he just let me pick one of the games to keep.  I chose Yars Revenge.
    In the next closest town, I remember two different ones we went to...  Piggly Wiggly and Safeway.  I remember my mom and grandmother having those green stamps... C&H I think they were...  they would collect them in little books and turn them in at the Piggly Wiggly for... something... discounts?  Free stuff?  I don't know what they were for.  lol  And at Safeway, I remember playing some of my first arcade games.  They had Pac Man and Popeye.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in Your first car   
    An older thread, but so what. lol
    Here's a pic of my first three vehicles. 
    My first was the 1973 Datsun pickup.  This was after I wrecked it (damage to front... not really shown in pic).  I didn't have the camper shell on there when I drove it.  We put it on to sell with it to the guy who was going to use it for parts or something.  Man I wish I still had that truck.  My dad bought it from my uncle for $300 and it came with a riding lawnmower in the back.  I still say my dad actually bought the lawnmower and my uncle threw the truck in for free.  It had a good bit of electrical issues and the brakes sometimes went out (had to adjust them regularly), but the engine ran perfect.
    Second was the 86(?) Nissan 200SX.  My first (and only ever) actual car.  Everything else has been trucks or SUVs.  This was a pretty fun car.  I felt sporty and fast in it, even though I wasn't particularly.  And it had POP UP HEADLIGHTS!  lol  It was still in good running condition when I got my third vehicle, but my step-brother started using it and trashed it.  And yeah, that's me standing next to it... no idea how old I was there...
    Third was the 95 Nissan Hardbody truck.  I wish I still had this one, too.  Extended cab and my first standard transmission.  (Yep, the 73 Datsun was actually an automatic!)  This one was the fist one I bought myself.  Bought it used from it's original owner.  Lasted me for quite a while.  Then the front right wheel seized up... don't know if it was a bearing or the brakes or what... anyway, it looked like it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth, so we "sold" it to the insurance company and bought another vehicle.
     

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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in Konami making TurboGrafx Mini!   
    Okay, lots of things have happened...   release dates being pushed back because of Coronavirus/COVID-19, people buying through Amazon Japan, complaints about audio lag, and now it looks like they are out of them?  Amazon no longer is offering them from Konami at the original $100 asking price.  They only have them available through 3rd party sellers at twice original MSRP.  So, if you don't already have one, you're gonna pay more now.  Which sucks.  Mainly because... I still don't have one.  I really need to learn to pull the trigger faster on something that I'm interested/excited in.  lol
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    Control Issues reacted to StormSurge in How has Classic Gaming changed over the years since you’ve been involved?   
    You guys said perfectly.
    It's all about nostalgia for me. I grew up with gaming & it's never left me.
    I stupidly gave away all of my 2600 stuff around 1985 and spent the mid-90s buying it all back. Funcoland helped me pick up all the NES games that I wanted but never had.
    I've since pared down my collection, as space has dictated I can't keep everything I'd like, but that's okay. I keep the stuff that's important to me & thanks to emulation and other means, I'm still able to play the games I love or never had a chance to play, even though I don't physically have them anymore.
    I enjoy watching some video content on classic games, but that's not retro gaming to me. That's just another angle of a hobby/passion that I've had for the past 40 years.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from RickR in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from DegasElite in Konami making TurboGrafx Mini!   
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    Control Issues got a reaction from DegasElite in Konami making TurboGrafx Mini!   
    Just announced that Konami is releasing a TurboGrafx Mini... 
    So far, games announced are
    R-Type
    Ninja Spirit
    Y's Book 1 and 2
    Adventure Island
    Dungeon Explorer
    Alien Crush
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    Control Issues got a reaction from DegasElite in How has Classic Gaming changed over the years since you’ve been involved?   
    People ask me, "How did you get into classic gaming?"  I tell them, "Well, I played these games back then... and never stopped.  Eventually they became "classic"".  lol
     
    But seriously...
     
    A lot of classic gaming for me is reliving nostalgia for the games I played and getting the chance to experience the games I didn't play back then.  Of course, when I was younger, there was no "classic gaming"...  
    For a while, I played older games because we couldn't afford to get newer consoles or games.  I got an NES when I was in middle school around 87 or so.  The 2600 that I'd had before that was lost in a house fire.  I got a TurboGrafx when I was in high school (89? 90?) and sold my NES and games in a garage sale.  I had the intention of selling the system, accessories, a couple years worth of Nintendo Power and games for around $150 or so... everything was in great shape.  Wanted to use the money for a new TurboGrafx game.  But my step-mom thought I was asking too much and sold it for $40.  That was when I decided I would never sell another system.  And thus, when I started having and playing "old" systems.
    I feel like, for a while, there wasn't "classic gaming".  It was just looked down on as playing "old" games.  Didn't seem like the hobby that it has become.  There were some people who were still into the older games, but not many.  They were kinda "fringe" I think.  I remember back a little after high school going to a store called The Atari Shop in my little town.  Ran by some crazy Atari enthusiast, this place had stacks and stacks of 2600 games and consoles.  There was a little of everything there. I remember seeing new Jaguar systems and games there and playing a bit of Alien vs Predator.  But what I really remember more than anything was the owner playing Barnyard Blaster on an Atari XEGS and saying it was so much better than Duck Hunt.  I didn't play it, but thought he was a bit nutty.  (I bought my copy of Adventure from there for a dollar or something.)
    I kept just getting the new systems for a while and didn't really look into getting those old systems until around the early 2000s.  That was when I discovered Ebay and started finding more stuff in local shops and pawn shops.  I think things were still pretty cheap for older stuff then, for example, my then-wife bought my Jaguar on Ebay around then.  System, two controllers, and about six games or so.  I don't think she paid more than around $50 for it.  Of course Jaguar stuff has gone up so much since then...
    It seems, to me, that classic gaming as a hobby has really exploded since the 2000s.  A lot of people say that it's because it's when people who played NES as a kid started getting old enough to have jobs and buy old games.  And that stuff is kind of cycling through the systems like that.  NES games will go up, and then drop off... then SNES will go up, and then drop off, and then Playstation games...  as each generation has the people who played it as kids get to a certain age where they want to relive those days and have the jobs that give them the expendable income where they can pay for it.  Of course, some things don't really drop back down in price.. and some things have been expensive even before the rest went up.  TurboGrafx and Saturn used to be pretty cheap, but then ballooned in price.  I think they'll be riding a high price wave for a while yet before they start coming back down.  It's been about six years since I bought a game for either system.  
    A little later in the 2000s is when I think emulation started really becoming more viable as a way to play old games, too.  I remember playing NES emulators around 2001.  They seemed okay, but a little clunky.  But they've progressed quite a ways.  And then, along a similar front, Everdrives and similar devices started coming into their own.  I would have expected this to lessen demand for the actual games and systems, but it doesn't seem to have affected them much.  Maybe some people are saying, "Why buy when I can just download this" but that may be offset by people saying, "Man, I can't believe I don't have this game/system... I need to go buy this!"  And now they're coming out with all these mini systems (some better than others).  So we'll see how that affects things.
    It seems to me that in the 2010s is when YouTube and streaming platforms like Twitch have really grown in prominence in the retro/classic gaming scene.  There's a pretty active "Retro" category on Twitch with many streamers and viewers.  A lot of it is speed runners, which get a pretty good amount of viewers, but there's also some that just like to play old games and interact with the viewers (I'm in this camp lol).  I feel a lot of people are living vicariously through these streamers and YouTubers.  Seeing games that they never played or can't afford to play or whatever.  Some might be inspired to seek out games they've seen for the first time or whatever.  I had someone in my chat one time tell me that I had inspired them to start looking for a Sega Saturn after playing through the Saturn version of Tomb Raider.  Regardless of whether it has any effect on game prices or demand, I think the rise of these platforms have really contributed to the retro and classic gaming scene.
     
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from RickR in How has Classic Gaming changed over the years since you’ve been involved?   
    People ask me, "How did you get into classic gaming?"  I tell them, "Well, I played these games back then... and never stopped.  Eventually they became "classic"".  lol
     
    But seriously...
     
    A lot of classic gaming for me is reliving nostalgia for the games I played and getting the chance to experience the games I didn't play back then.  Of course, when I was younger, there was no "classic gaming"...  
    For a while, I played older games because we couldn't afford to get newer consoles or games.  I got an NES when I was in middle school around 87 or so.  The 2600 that I'd had before that was lost in a house fire.  I got a TurboGrafx when I was in high school (89? 90?) and sold my NES and games in a garage sale.  I had the intention of selling the system, accessories, a couple years worth of Nintendo Power and games for around $150 or so... everything was in great shape.  Wanted to use the money for a new TurboGrafx game.  But my step-mom thought I was asking too much and sold it for $40.  That was when I decided I would never sell another system.  And thus, when I started having and playing "old" systems.
    I feel like, for a while, there wasn't "classic gaming".  It was just looked down on as playing "old" games.  Didn't seem like the hobby that it has become.  There were some people who were still into the older games, but not many.  They were kinda "fringe" I think.  I remember back a little after high school going to a store called The Atari Shop in my little town.  Ran by some crazy Atari enthusiast, this place had stacks and stacks of 2600 games and consoles.  There was a little of everything there. I remember seeing new Jaguar systems and games there and playing a bit of Alien vs Predator.  But what I really remember more than anything was the owner playing Barnyard Blaster on an Atari XEGS and saying it was so much better than Duck Hunt.  I didn't play it, but thought he was a bit nutty.  (I bought my copy of Adventure from there for a dollar or something.)
    I kept just getting the new systems for a while and didn't really look into getting those old systems until around the early 2000s.  That was when I discovered Ebay and started finding more stuff in local shops and pawn shops.  I think things were still pretty cheap for older stuff then, for example, my then-wife bought my Jaguar on Ebay around then.  System, two controllers, and about six games or so.  I don't think she paid more than around $50 for it.  Of course Jaguar stuff has gone up so much since then...
    It seems, to me, that classic gaming as a hobby has really exploded since the 2000s.  A lot of people say that it's because it's when people who played NES as a kid started getting old enough to have jobs and buy old games.  And that stuff is kind of cycling through the systems like that.  NES games will go up, and then drop off... then SNES will go up, and then drop off, and then Playstation games...  as each generation has the people who played it as kids get to a certain age where they want to relive those days and have the jobs that give them the expendable income where they can pay for it.  Of course, some things don't really drop back down in price.. and some things have been expensive even before the rest went up.  TurboGrafx and Saturn used to be pretty cheap, but then ballooned in price.  I think they'll be riding a high price wave for a while yet before they start coming back down.  It's been about six years since I bought a game for either system.  
    A little later in the 2000s is when I think emulation started really becoming more viable as a way to play old games, too.  I remember playing NES emulators around 2001.  They seemed okay, but a little clunky.  But they've progressed quite a ways.  And then, along a similar front, Everdrives and similar devices started coming into their own.  I would have expected this to lessen demand for the actual games and systems, but it doesn't seem to have affected them much.  Maybe some people are saying, "Why buy when I can just download this" but that may be offset by people saying, "Man, I can't believe I don't have this game/system... I need to go buy this!"  And now they're coming out with all these mini systems (some better than others).  So we'll see how that affects things.
    It seems to me that in the 2010s is when YouTube and streaming platforms like Twitch have really grown in prominence in the retro/classic gaming scene.  There's a pretty active "Retro" category on Twitch with many streamers and viewers.  A lot of it is speed runners, which get a pretty good amount of viewers, but there's also some that just like to play old games and interact with the viewers (I'm in this camp lol).  I feel a lot of people are living vicariously through these streamers and YouTubers.  Seeing games that they never played or can't afford to play or whatever.  Some might be inspired to seek out games they've seen for the first time or whatever.  I had someone in my chat one time tell me that I had inspired them to start looking for a Sega Saturn after playing through the Saturn version of Tomb Raider.  Regardless of whether it has any effect on game prices or demand, I think the rise of these platforms have really contributed to the retro and classic gaming scene.
     
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in How has Classic Gaming changed over the years since you’ve been involved?   
    People ask me, "How did you get into classic gaming?"  I tell them, "Well, I played these games back then... and never stopped.  Eventually they became "classic"".  lol
     
    But seriously...
     
    A lot of classic gaming for me is reliving nostalgia for the games I played and getting the chance to experience the games I didn't play back then.  Of course, when I was younger, there was no "classic gaming"...  
    For a while, I played older games because we couldn't afford to get newer consoles or games.  I got an NES when I was in middle school around 87 or so.  The 2600 that I'd had before that was lost in a house fire.  I got a TurboGrafx when I was in high school (89? 90?) and sold my NES and games in a garage sale.  I had the intention of selling the system, accessories, a couple years worth of Nintendo Power and games for around $150 or so... everything was in great shape.  Wanted to use the money for a new TurboGrafx game.  But my step-mom thought I was asking too much and sold it for $40.  That was when I decided I would never sell another system.  And thus, when I started having and playing "old" systems.
    I feel like, for a while, there wasn't "classic gaming".  It was just looked down on as playing "old" games.  Didn't seem like the hobby that it has become.  There were some people who were still into the older games, but not many.  They were kinda "fringe" I think.  I remember back a little after high school going to a store called The Atari Shop in my little town.  Ran by some crazy Atari enthusiast, this place had stacks and stacks of 2600 games and consoles.  There was a little of everything there. I remember seeing new Jaguar systems and games there and playing a bit of Alien vs Predator.  But what I really remember more than anything was the owner playing Barnyard Blaster on an Atari XEGS and saying it was so much better than Duck Hunt.  I didn't play it, but thought he was a bit nutty.  (I bought my copy of Adventure from there for a dollar or something.)
    I kept just getting the new systems for a while and didn't really look into getting those old systems until around the early 2000s.  That was when I discovered Ebay and started finding more stuff in local shops and pawn shops.  I think things were still pretty cheap for older stuff then, for example, my then-wife bought my Jaguar on Ebay around then.  System, two controllers, and about six games or so.  I don't think she paid more than around $50 for it.  Of course Jaguar stuff has gone up so much since then...
    It seems, to me, that classic gaming as a hobby has really exploded since the 2000s.  A lot of people say that it's because it's when people who played NES as a kid started getting old enough to have jobs and buy old games.  And that stuff is kind of cycling through the systems like that.  NES games will go up, and then drop off... then SNES will go up, and then drop off, and then Playstation games...  as each generation has the people who played it as kids get to a certain age where they want to relive those days and have the jobs that give them the expendable income where they can pay for it.  Of course, some things don't really drop back down in price.. and some things have been expensive even before the rest went up.  TurboGrafx and Saturn used to be pretty cheap, but then ballooned in price.  I think they'll be riding a high price wave for a while yet before they start coming back down.  It's been about six years since I bought a game for either system.  
    A little later in the 2000s is when I think emulation started really becoming more viable as a way to play old games, too.  I remember playing NES emulators around 2001.  They seemed okay, but a little clunky.  But they've progressed quite a ways.  And then, along a similar front, Everdrives and similar devices started coming into their own.  I would have expected this to lessen demand for the actual games and systems, but it doesn't seem to have affected them much.  Maybe some people are saying, "Why buy when I can just download this" but that may be offset by people saying, "Man, I can't believe I don't have this game/system... I need to go buy this!"  And now they're coming out with all these mini systems (some better than others).  So we'll see how that affects things.
    It seems to me that in the 2010s is when YouTube and streaming platforms like Twitch have really grown in prominence in the retro/classic gaming scene.  There's a pretty active "Retro" category on Twitch with many streamers and viewers.  A lot of it is speed runners, which get a pretty good amount of viewers, but there's also some that just like to play old games and interact with the viewers (I'm in this camp lol).  I feel a lot of people are living vicariously through these streamers and YouTubers.  Seeing games that they never played or can't afford to play or whatever.  Some might be inspired to seek out games they've seen for the first time or whatever.  I had someone in my chat one time tell me that I had inspired them to start looking for a Sega Saturn after playing through the Saturn version of Tomb Raider.  Regardless of whether it has any effect on game prices or demand, I think the rise of these platforms have really contributed to the retro and classic gaming scene.
     
     
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    Control Issues reacted to Justin in VideoGameCritic: All-time best console features   
    Typical for Atari to get overlooked for their innovations in favor of other companies. Don't forget that video games began with the NES after all. 
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    Control Issues got a reaction from StormSurge in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in What grocery stores did your family shop at growing up?   
    I've lived in Texas my whole life.  My childhood was in "East Texas"...  if you look at a map of Texas, I was about half way between Dallas and Shreveport, LA.  Anyway...
    The grocery stores I remember...
    In our little town, there was an independent grocery store called Food Fair.  My best friend's first job was there.  Also, during the grand opening, my dad won a door prize of a new Atari 2600 and some games.  We already had a 2600 so he just let me pick one of the games to keep.  I chose Yars Revenge.
    In the next closest town, I remember two different ones we went to...  Piggly Wiggly and Safeway.  I remember my mom and grandmother having those green stamps... C&H I think they were...  they would collect them in little books and turn them in at the Piggly Wiggly for... something... discounts?  Free stuff?  I don't know what they were for.  lol  And at Safeway, I remember playing some of my first arcade games.  They had Pac Man and Popeye.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in Your first car   
    An older thread, but so what. lol
    Here's a pic of my first three vehicles. 
    My first was the 1973 Datsun pickup.  This was after I wrecked it (damage to front... not really shown in pic).  I didn't have the camper shell on there when I drove it.  We put it on to sell with it to the guy who was going to use it for parts or something.  Man I wish I still had that truck.  My dad bought it from my uncle for $300 and it came with a riding lawnmower in the back.  I still say my dad actually bought the lawnmower and my uncle threw the truck in for free.  It had a good bit of electrical issues and the brakes sometimes went out (had to adjust them regularly), but the engine ran perfect.
    Second was the 86(?) Nissan 200SX.  My first (and only ever) actual car.  Everything else has been trucks or SUVs.  This was a pretty fun car.  I felt sporty and fast in it, even though I wasn't particularly.  And it had POP UP HEADLIGHTS!  lol  It was still in good running condition when I got my third vehicle, but my step-brother started using it and trashed it.  And yeah, that's me standing next to it... no idea how old I was there...
    Third was the 95 Nissan Hardbody truck.  I wish I still had this one, too.  Extended cab and my first standard transmission.  (Yep, the 73 Datsun was actually an automatic!)  This one was the fist one I bought myself.  Bought it used from it's original owner.  Lasted me for quite a while.  Then the front right wheel seized up... don't know if it was a bearing or the brakes or what... anyway, it looked like it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth, so we "sold" it to the insurance company and bought another vehicle.
     

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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in VideoGameCritic: All-time best console features   
    But... didn't the Atari 5200 originally come with 4 joystick ports?  I mean, it had other issues, but the N64 wasn't the first console with 4 ports...  (and the 5200 might not even be the first, but I know it's earlier than the N64...)
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    Control Issues got a reaction from MaximumRD in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from TrekMD in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from RickR in Your first car   
    An older thread, but so what. lol
    Here's a pic of my first three vehicles. 
    My first was the 1973 Datsun pickup.  This was after I wrecked it (damage to front... not really shown in pic).  I didn't have the camper shell on there when I drove it.  We put it on to sell with it to the guy who was going to use it for parts or something.  Man I wish I still had that truck.  My dad bought it from my uncle for $300 and it came with a riding lawnmower in the back.  I still say my dad actually bought the lawnmower and my uncle threw the truck in for free.  It had a good bit of electrical issues and the brakes sometimes went out (had to adjust them regularly), but the engine ran perfect.
    Second was the 86(?) Nissan 200SX.  My first (and only ever) actual car.  Everything else has been trucks or SUVs.  This was a pretty fun car.  I felt sporty and fast in it, even though I wasn't particularly.  And it had POP UP HEADLIGHTS!  lol  It was still in good running condition when I got my third vehicle, but my step-brother started using it and trashed it.  And yeah, that's me standing next to it... no idea how old I was there...
    Third was the 95 Nissan Hardbody truck.  I wish I still had this one, too.  Extended cab and my first standard transmission.  (Yep, the 73 Datsun was actually an automatic!)  This one was the fist one I bought myself.  Bought it used from it's original owner.  Lasted me for quite a while.  Then the front right wheel seized up... don't know if it was a bearing or the brakes or what... anyway, it looked like it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth, so we "sold" it to the insurance company and bought another vehicle.
     

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    Control Issues reacted to TrekMD in Your first car   
    My first car was a Datsun B210 Hatchback.  This is a picture of one of the same color I had...
     

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    Control Issues reacted to Bakerman in Your first car   
    I don't have any original pictures of me and my first car any more, I don't think, but it was a 1976 Monte Carlo with a 400 big-block and Quadro-Jet 4-barrel carb. It was Canary yellow. Net picture below, just imagine that in yellow, and a guy with long, dirty blond hair and wearing a leather biker jacket with a Camel sticking out of his mouth and you have me. Of course I owned it in about '86. God, I loved that car and beat the living hell out of it street racing and doing dry pavement donuts and we (me and buddies) would hold the brakes and spin the tires on our cars to see who could do the biggest smoke show, in the high school parking lot of course, until the principal broke it up! I went through a LOT of used tires on that car, and surprisingly, never blew the motor or dropped the transmission! I did drive it through the woods once, just stoned and drunk,   with a load of friends, and nearly wedged it between two trees! I made it through, but had big dents and scrapes down both sides of it after that!  :unsure: 

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    Control Issues reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in Games You Have Beat/Completed in 2019   
    I just beat the main story line in Fallout 3 on the 360.  Not a bad game at all and it had a neat story line.  I just didn't care of the ending because I would have liked the option, without having to purchase a DLC, to explore areas of the map I didn't get to.  I probably missed a LOT of side quests but the main story was interesting.  Fawks was probably the most surprising character in the whole game although I originally shot at him at first mistaking him for a hostile enemy which I ended up having to reload a previous save.
    I have Fallout 4 on the XBOX One and was waiting to play this one before I started that one just in case they were both related some how.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from StormSurge in Games You Have Beat/Completed in 2019   
    Beat Phantasy Star II on stream recently...  
     
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