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    nosweargamer got a reaction from LSGreger in Hello New Member!   
    Welcome LS! 
    I'm a Lions fan, but I don't mind rooting for the Viks when it comes to other teams in the division (not a fan of the Bears or icky GB).
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from StormSurge in Hello New Member!   
    Welcome LS! 
    I'm a Lions fan, but I don't mind rooting for the Viks when it comes to other teams in the division (not a fan of the Bears or icky GB).
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from MaximumRD in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    I'm rotating where my viewers can enter my monthly giveaways. This month's giveaway will be right here! Hopefully, it will help some new users join the site! 
    GIVEAWAY RULES
    Must have a US Address. Not responsible for lost or damaged mail. Must reply to this post by telling me your favorite spooky/scary video game by Monday, October 14th 2019 @ 11:59 pm est. One entry per person. After the winner is selected at random, they 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:   
     
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from MaximumRD in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Congrats @LSGreger! You won the drawing! Please send me your address within a week to claim your prize!
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from RickR in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Congrats @LSGreger! You won the drawing! Please send me your address within a week to claim your prize!
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from LSGreger in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Congrats @LSGreger! You won the drawing! Please send me your address within a week to claim your prize!
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from TrekMD in Comparing 7800 with SNES   
    I'll give you one comparison where the 7800 won: Ballblazer 7800 versus Space Football SNES. It amazed me that BB, which was made years earlier on the technically weaker system, was soo much smoother and more enjoyable than Space Football. 
    Fun Fact: My review of Space Football ended up getting quoted in The SNES Omnibus Vol 2. Yup, in a strange way, it's my fault that the 7800 got mentioned in a book about the SNES! 

     
    BTW, from my experience, I believe that two things killed the 7800.
    1) The sale of Atari in 84, which shelved the system until 86. instead of coming out before the NES, it came out after.
    2) The lack of NES style games in it's prime. They started with arcade ports, that although good ports, the games were starting to feel a bit old and tired to the general public. Then they ported computer games that didn't appeal to the general public (Ace of Aces, Fight Night, Impossible Mission). It got some NES style games at the end of it's life (Midnight Mutants, Ninja Golf & Alien Brigade were all excellent), but by then the 16 bit era was beginning and it was too late.
    However, saying killed is a little much. The system had a solid life, decent size library, and was able to outsell the Master System in the States during it's prime.
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    nosweargamer reacted to Kid A in Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!   
    So a buddy of mine calls me up and asked me if I wanted his non working Ms Pac-Man cab. The deal was that if I fixed it, he could play it whenever he came down, which I had no problem with. This is what the cab looked like when I got it. 

    The cab was pretty beat up. Just running my hand across the sides made the paint fall off of it. Someone had painted the entire cab black. 

    As you can see the cab was in pretty bad shape. So even before I tried to make the thing actually work, I painted it black. I primered it first before doing so. 



    At this point I actually tried to make it work. I found some wires that looked like they were spliced into. I figured these were the connections for power. There was no power plug when I got it. I got a PC power cable, cut the end off and spliced it into the existing cuts in the wiring. When I plugged it in, it powered on...however with some problems..

    The screen was all distorted. I had found 10 different knobs in the back of the arcade. I turned all of them to see if it would fix it. Nothing did. I thought maybe they all have to be dialed in perfect. After 3 days of messing with these knobs, I was getting frustrated. I was staring at the back of the cab when I saw this metal bracket with a hole in it. I shined a flashlight through the hole and I saw a potentiometer with a screwdriver slot on it. I grabbed a screwdriver and turned it clockwise and it made it worse. So I went counterclockwise all the way and it made the screen totally clear! ...with some minor distorted on the right part of the screen . Just had to slightly turn it back clockwise to get rid of the distortion 

    After that I spent a few minutes to dial in the colors properly. 
    At this point, I got a proper power cable for the cab and installed it. 
    The control panel overlay was pretty dirty and torn so that got replaced. Put some new buttons too.

    When I got done with that, I wanted to go all out. I ended up getting a repro glass bezel and installed it. The repro is very high quality. Very happy with it. 

    My friend had got this thinking if he couldn't fix it, he was going to keep the Marquee and get rid of it. Knowing that I got this machine for free, I got a new Marquee and gave him the original. Got a high score save kit as well.

    Last thing I got was the panel art and new T molding. When I got the art in, I realized that if I were to install the front part as is, the coin door chop off the forehead of Ms. Pac-Man. So I had to raise the coin door 4.5 inches.
     

    I also was able to hide the bolts that hold the coin bucket in place below the surface of the wood so I didn't have to shove them to the front of the artwork. Once that was done I installed the art along with the new t molding. When I installed the cab was finally finished!

    I wish the color of the panel art was a closer match to the control panel overlay, but in the end, I think it came out pretty awesome. I'm forever grateful that my buddy gave me this arcade. It's definitely in my top 3 favorite arcade games of all time. It was a lot of work putting this thing together
    Here's a side by side of the before and after!

     
     
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from RickR in Comparing 7800 with SNES   
    I'll give you one comparison where the 7800 won: Ballblazer 7800 versus Space Football SNES. It amazed me that BB, which was made years earlier on the technically weaker system, was soo much smoother and more enjoyable than Space Football. 
    Fun Fact: My review of Space Football ended up getting quoted in The SNES Omnibus Vol 2. Yup, in a strange way, it's my fault that the 7800 got mentioned in a book about the SNES! 

     
    BTW, from my experience, I believe that two things killed the 7800.
    1) The sale of Atari in 84, which shelved the system until 86. instead of coming out before the NES, it came out after.
    2) The lack of NES style games in it's prime. They started with arcade ports, that although good ports, the games were starting to feel a bit old and tired to the general public. Then they ported computer games that didn't appeal to the general public (Ace of Aces, Fight Night, Impossible Mission). It got some NES style games at the end of it's life (Midnight Mutants, Ninja Golf & Alien Brigade were all excellent), but by then the 16 bit era was beginning and it was too late.
    However, saying killed is a little much. The system had a solid life, decent size library, and was able to outsell the Master System in the States during it's prime.
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from Justin in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Congrats @LSGreger! You won the drawing! Please send me your address within a week to claim your prize!
    👍
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    nosweargamer got a reaction from Atari Creep in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Congrats @LSGreger! You won the drawing! Please send me your address within a week to claim your prize!
    👍
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    nosweargamer reacted to Slendermansteve in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    My favorite horror game is twisted metal 2012 for the ps3 mainly because of the live action cut scencs. 
    Twisted-Metal
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    nosweargamer reacted to Justin in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Great idea @nosweargamer! I'd like to offer a special WELCOME to everybody who just joined our community! And a huge thank you to NSG for hosting his October Giveaway here!
     
      W E L C O M E  E V E R Y B O D Y !
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    nosweargamer reacted to RickR in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    The first time those chainsaw guys start chopping heats in RE4 appear....cleanup on aisle 2.  Scary stuff. 
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    nosweargamer reacted to briggsy911 in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    I don't play scary games now, but Tutankham on the Atari 2600 was spooky to me when I was a kid.
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    nosweargamer reacted to LSGreger in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    One of my favorite games is Super Ghouls and Ghost on the SNES. I think it also qualifies as a Halloween/Scary game. The capcom music alone sets the scary mood!
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    nosweargamer reacted to jmjustin6 in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    My favorite scary game? Man that's a tough one. Its gotta be either resident evil 4 or resident evil 7. When resident evil 4 came out I was blown away at how good it was. I think I have beaten it more times than any other game I've played. I wanna say I've beaten it about 20 or more times. Now resident evil 7 was amazing and very scary. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I played. so suspenseful! The part where you are in the garage with the dad and you literally kill him about 3 or 4 times and keeps getting back up even after the car he was in exploded. Man I had a blast playing that one
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    nosweargamer reacted to rampage in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Splatterhouse for TG-16 is probably my favorite, but for a game that legit scared me when I was young - Friday the 13th for the NES
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    nosweargamer reacted to Cavalier8586 in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Was going to pick Haunted House for the Atari 2600, but that seems to be a pretty common response.  So instead, I'll go with Berzerk.  It was one of the better arcade ports for the 2600.  And when that bouncy Evil Otto showed up to pursue you right through the walls, things got pretty scary!
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    nosweargamer reacted to LeeJ07 in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    I'd have to go with Haunted House for the 2600. 
    They managed to get a lot of atmosphere out of 8 bits of data.
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    nosweargamer reacted to Atari Creep in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    My ALL TIME fav scary game is Silent Hill for the Original PlayStation. 
     
    Thanks bud for these generous giveaways. 
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    nosweargamer reacted to Justin in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    I'm not going to be eligible for NSG's October Giveaway (thanks for hosting it here this month @nosweargamer!) but my favorite scary game is Splatterhouse for TurboGrafx-16! Runner-up would be the original Atari arcade version of Gauntlet if you consider that spooky.
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    nosweargamer reacted to RickR in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Oooh, that's a good choice.  I forgot about that game. 
     
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    nosweargamer reacted to Chris S in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    Haunted House Atari 2600
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    nosweargamer reacted to Danest in NSG's October Giveaway!   
    My favorite scary game is Resident Evil for the Playstation!
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