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  1. Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring as president of Nintendo of America this April.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Time for some fresh blood at Nintendo.

  2. Today's Nintendo Direct had several surprises. I'm really looking forward to the Link's Awakening remake on Switch.

  3. My local Gamestop has a pre-owned WiiU that I've had my eyes on for several weeks now, so I've decided to save up enough to buy it. I've got almost half the asking price of $129.99 now, and hope to have the other half by March. 

    I really want to get into the WiiU Virtual Console before Ninty eventually pulls the plug on it.

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    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Oh, I already have a Switch, lol. I bought it on sale from Toys R Us last year when it was going out of business. 

      It was only 5% off, unfortunately, but hey, a discount is a discount.

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      To my understanding, the Wii U no longer has online support including the virtual console.  Any prepurchased content, even by a previous owner, is no longer downloadable.  Nintendo turned off their servers for the DS/DSi/Wii/Wii U consoles at the end of last month.  However, I'm not sure about the Wii U (I've thought about one, too) but there are some software modifications that can be done to a Wii to get it back online.

      I got lucky with my used Wii as it mysteriously came with two digital games...Tetris Party and Super Mario World (SNES).  I still have them and they still work, just no online support.  I was using Netflix on my Wii on a SDTV but even Netflix said it would no longer work once Nintendo pulled the plug.

    4. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      WiiU is still online as of now. In fact, they released a NEW game on the WiiU Eshop just last week. Shocking, I know.

  4. Sadly, I have no TV again, so no console gaming for the foreseeable future.

  5. Guess who just got himself an SNES Classic Mini!

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Nice man! Enjoy! Now I'd personally mod it and put all the SNES ROMS on it but that's me lol. 

    2. Justin

      Justin

      Congrats Lee! I hope you have lots of fun with it!

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Oh I didn't realize it was Tuesday again

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Sad but doesn't surprise me.  Most of the stores I've visited in recent years looked tired and dated.  My hometown's store was not in a safe location and only had parking for a few customers.  Small store dealing mostly with hardware, appliances, and some electronics.  But it never got an update the whole 35 years I was there.  They did do small engine repairs onsite so that might account for their size.  The one that was in the area I live now was slightly bigger but very rundown.  Some of the items they were trying to sell looked like they had been there a few years.  Lawnmowers included.  They left May 1st 2018.  Nothing has tried to go in the spot they were at which is unusual for a small strip mall.

  6. Happy New Years, everybody!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Happy new year, Lee. 

       

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Happy New Year!!

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Happy New Year Lee!

  7. Guess who just found himself an NES Classic Mini.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Greenween?

    2. RickR

      RickR

      Just kidding. Nice find. 

       

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Me! ☺️

  8. So, I find myself in the market for a Sega Master System. Hoping I can find a cheap one online before 2019 is over.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      2019 might be the year I look for a nice Sega Master System too! It's one of my favorite systems. I had a minty fresh one in the box that was stolen out of a storage locker along with many other items from my collection. My best friend had a Master System when we were in elementary school, and when I started retro collecting in middle school I was able to find a Master System II for $19 brand new at Kay-Bee toys with Alex Kidd in Miracle World built in. But I always wanted a nice original Master System for my collection. Sega Master System along with TurboGrafx-16 round out the "unique" 8/16 bit systems with great graphics and sound that I love to play. I'll take a Master System over a PS4 or Xbox any day! 

      :sega_master_system:

  9. Where'd all my feed messages go?

    1. Justin

      Justin

      All new Status Updates will be seen here and on the Activity Feed of your Member Profile. All of your old Status Updates are archived here: https://forums.atari.io/profile/434-leej07/?do=content&type=core_statuses_status&change_section=1 It appears that older Status Updates didn't import to the Activity Feed on Member Profiles when we added our new SSL certificate yesterday. Everything is still there and it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. 

  10. Steve Woita just wished me a happy birthday on Facebook!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Me too! Pretty exciting. I also got one from the actor that played "Will" on Land of the Lost.

       

  11. Made a really awesome video game discovery today. Will share pics later tonight!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Sweet. Looking forward to it.

       

  12. I saw a bizarre Disney film called The Black Hole last night.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      I watched that one recently too! It was pretty dated. And that coward Ernest Borgnine!

       

  13. Mass shooting reported at a video game tournament in Florida. Multiple fatalities and the shooter is dead.https://www.cnet.com/news/mass-shooting-reported-at-video-game-tournament-in-florida/

  14. Got my hands on a couple of used Xbox 360s this week, but there's no controllers. If anybody here has one extra, I'd be willing to pay a reasonable amount for it. (Gamestop and Ebay are too expensive, I've already discovered.)

    1. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      I have four, two wired and two wireless. But only one works, the rest are shot. I agree, these controllers are crazily priced and you never know if you're going to get a good one. Will keep any eye out, though. My wired one was $15 from GameStop if that would be an option?

    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      My local Gamestop only has wireless ones, and they're asking $26.99 to $29.99, which is crazy for a controller.

  15. Sadly, the only working CRT television I had here completely stopped working. No more Duck Hunt for the forseeable future.

    1. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Keep an eye out on local Goodwill and other stores. While they can't take them you might find free ones sitting around their donation areas. Check Salvation Army as well. Also, do a search for free TVs on Craigslist in your area. That is how I found my little 20" Santo CRT flat screen.

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      The 20" Apex I had died a while back and I didn't know of a hidden feature it had. It could switch between 50 & 60 Hz as needed. So, now, most of the ST games I have and one 2600 game do not work on the Sanyo model I have now. The 2600 game is Secret Quest.

  16. Finally got a Nintendo Switch!!!

    1. RickR
    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Took advantage of the Toys R Us liquidation sale.

    3. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      I got no games, though :P

  17. Decided to dip my toes into the world of import gaming. Just bought myself a Bandai Wonderswan Color on Ebay.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      I have no idea what that is, but the name is cool.

       

    2. LeeJ07
    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Also, on YouTube look up Kelsey Lewin. She is a Wonderswan goddess.

  18. According to his Facebook profile, today is Steve Woita's birthday!

  19. So I was taking a look at my Dreamcast again, and it hit for me the first time that it must be a launch model. The sticker says August 1999, and it has a 0 in a circle, which I learned makes it a Rev 0. Peek in the casing shows it to have a metal fan casing. This thing is pretty rare, aren't I correct?

  20. It was bound to happen... I finally experienced the annoyance of battery backup going dead in one of my games. :(

  21. I'm on a mission to download every single 3DS Virtual Console game to my 3DS. I have reached 42. Will I succeed? Only time will tell...

    1. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Have you reached 43 yet?

  22. About three or four more weeks till our new house comes in. I'm getting impatient to reorganize my games again.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Ah the joys of making plans.

  23. Finally dragged out my PS2 again, after making sure it was totally dried out, only to discover the only controller I have seems to have totally crapped out. Which is just great. I guess I'm back on the market for a PS2 controller, and in the meantime, no PS2 games. :(

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    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Dang, I wish I did, but I only have one Gamecube controller. I'll just have to troll Ebay or the local game store when I have time, but either of those options will likely cost more than I'd really like to pay. Sadly, PS2 controllers pretty much never show up at the thrift stores around here.

    3. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      I'm guessing my PS2 controller got wet or somehow damaged back when the tree fell on the house, I don't know, but none of the four action switches on the right side work anymore. Bizarrely, the d-pad and analog stick on the left side work just fine.

    4. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      I have tons of PS controllers but not sure how many PS2 controllers I have. I'll look and may have a 3rd party model. Hmm...can you take things apart comfortably? You might try taking the PS2 controller apart and cleaning the carbon contacts on the button pads and the flex circuit inside. That might work.

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