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  1. E3 is BACK, baby, and I'm definitely looking forward to Nintendo's showcase on the 15th.

    Breath of the Wild 2, I hope?

    1. HDN

      HDN

      Metroid Dread! Thank the maker!

  2. Famicom Detective Club on the Switch is definitely worth the wait.

    The games are good. Really good.

    And the new modern graphics are good, too. Every character has little subtle motions and their clothing and hair blows in the wind dynamically. No static character models here. They really look alive.

    Definitely recommend.

    1. socrates63

      socrates63

      Is this a digital only release, or is it already out of print? I can only find collector's edition on ebay.

    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      I am not aware of a regular physical release except over in Japan, I'm afraid.

  3. Lost power here 24 hours ago.

    No heat, no generator, and we're freezing our butts off.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      You aren't the only one.  Hang in there!  If things stay out longer, you can do a hotel.  Or many communities have set up shelters.  In our neighborhood, the local pool offers free access to their showers, for example. 

  4. Finally got my Sega Genesis hooked up to my TV and discovered it doesn't seem to turn on at all. The little red power light won't even light up. Wondering if anybody knows common issues that would cause this problem. It's a brand new power cable, so I doubt that's the cause.

    This console was a gift from a friend, and I'd hate to have to tell them they accidentally gifted me a lemon.

    1. HDN

      HDN

      Sorry to hear that.

      If it helps, a similar thing happens to my SNES occasionally. It might just be a coincidence or chance, but sometimes it helps to flip the plug upside down. Probably won't work for you but hey, worth a shot.

  5. Dad tested positive for Covid, so we're all quarantined for the next two weeks.

    Upside? More video game time.

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Take care, stay safe chill out with gaming. 

    3. socrates63

      socrates63

      Take care! Reaction to infection seems all over the spectrum—here’s hoping it goes over like a minor cold 🍀

    4. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Fortunately, none of us are really showing any symptoms, though I think my congestion has grown more pronounced. But, that could be allergies.

  6. Happy New Year 2021.

    1. socrates63

      socrates63

      New year, new day, and hope abounds 👍

  7. Merry Belated Christmas.

    It's been a rough year.

    I hope 2021 is better for us all.

    1. HDN

      HDN

      Good riddance, 2020.

  8. Managed to get one. My local Walmart had 7 in stock.

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  9. Planning to get that new Game & Watch Super Mario Bros with my birthday money, but it looks like a repeat of the NES Classic from a couple years ago. Everyone is sold out. But, I will prevail. Just gotta wait till Walmart restocks...any day now.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Best of luck.  They look pretty neat.

       

    2. HDN

      HDN

      I was afraid that might happen...

      Best of luck to you, Lee!

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Don't order one from a skeevy Chinese scam site.

  10. Happy Halloween to all!

  11. Well, um, yeah... Paypal denied my claim, without ever even bothering to ask me for extra evidence.

    They never gave me any way to respond to them. 

    So I'm probably going to disassociate myself from Paypal going forward, if they're just going to unilaterally deny a fraud claim without letting me protest the outcome. Got some choice words about them, but they aren't PG-rated.

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    2. HDN

      HDN

      I feel bad for the guy to be completely honest. $180 is $180. I'm not entirely sure what happened here before my arrival between the two of you, but I know it must be something for there to be a "strike one" in the first place. I'm not taking into consideration what happened before I joined the site on August 13th of this year.

      Since my arrival, I have noticed that LeeJ07 has been making somewhat negative posts. I feel I'm not in a position to complain about this negativity as I have also had my negative moments on the site. For the past month and a half or so, I have done my fair share of complaining about my video games that I had been grounded from as well as some family issues that we are currently having. I'm deeply sorry if that has put any of you in a bad mood. I'll try to stay more positive in the future.

      From my time here, I hadn't experienced anything bad about Lee until today when he started going off on everyone for convincing him to file a complaint with PayPal. That wasn't cool. People were only trying to help you.

      As for the scam site, I feel we should let him be. It was his mistake and his loss, and it's also not cool to rub it in his face. I mean, sure, it's not the smartest thing to do, but it was his money he wasted.

    3. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      @HDN Granted my original one still works, for now. It's almost half a decade old, though.

      But the reason I was buying a new one was the decorative design on the front has been bubbling, peeling, and now flaking off, and there's no way to stop the deterioration. So granted, yeah, I'm replacing it for a mostly purely cosmetic issue. But it's a cosmetic issue that can't be fixed and keeps getting progressively worse.

      Also, yeah, should've been more careful. I'd just been conditioned in the past to trust Google ads, because I've bought stuff off them many times before, and they were always legit. I actually thought they were curated by Google to weed out obvious scams, but now I know that's very much not the case.

    4. Justin

      Justin

      Every post you make Lee you have your toe right on the line of inferring that: 1.) You have a problem that 2.) is no fault of your own of course, and 3.) you make sympathy posts inferring that you want / need our Members to fix your problems for you by sending you game systems, contributing to your collection, sending money etc. THAT IS DONE. 

  12. Well, that Scam "3DS" I ordered finally arrived in the mail.

    Inside the tiny, TINY envelope from China was a flimsy clear i-Phone case that I'd wager isn't worth even 10 cents.

    Yeah, I paid $108 dollars for that.

    Still haven't heard back from Paypal, though, but there is still an open dispute on the transaction.

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Lee, you really need to start being more wary of the things you spend money on. Unless from a reputable dealer with lots of good feedback look elsewhere. Now, don't get me wrong, I have ordered many things in past from Aliexpress and similar sites but I know first it will take forever to arrive, I accept that but as for the item I read  every detail clearly and make sure the specific seller has a lot of good feedback and ratings before even considering placing the order. I hope everything gets resolved but please just remember the old advice BUYER BEWARE, I hate saying this but it has served me well, these days just assume everything is geared toward taking your money if you are not careful. Now, you have protection ordering from sites like Ebay or Amazon (though still only buy from well rated sellers with good feedback on there) but otherwise it's literally a jungle and we are the prey. 

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Why are you ordering Nintendo DS systems off a Chinese scam site?

    4. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Didn't look like a scam site. There was nothing that openly screamed "this is fake." It came from a Google ad, too, which I used to think were pretty well curated. I've bought lots of things from Google ads, they've always been legit in the past. There is a first time for everything, though.

      Anyway, I checked multiple pages of the site, looked at the prices, which were all right around proper retail prices for refurbished systems, checked their "About Us" page, and nothing raised a red flag.

  13. Well, the latest in the string of bad luck with video games I've been having lately has struck again.

    It would seem the laser inside my PS3 is starting to fail, as it now completely fails to read any dual-layer discs. I discovered the problem with a copy of Final Fantasy 13 I bought off eBay which was tested and working, but won't load on my console.

    I checked the rest of my games, and sure enough, two more games I already own also won't load. 

    It appears this is a common problem, and the only solution is to replace the entire Blu Ray disc reader. 

    Have I mentioned before how much I hate opening consoles?

  14. Thinking I might have got scammed out of over $100 dollars with that replacement 3DS I ordered two weeks ago.

    Started getting concerned because it hasn't arrived in the mail, so I checked the store and it doesn't exist anymore, which is the biggest red flag.

    It looked completely legit, and the prices weren't ridiculously cheap, so it didn't raise any alarms to me, but it looks like it may have a very well-crafted scam site. I'll give it another week just to be sure, but then I'll contact Paypal for a refund.

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    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      The only reason I was in the market for a new 3DS was because the painted decoration on the front of my original model was bubbling up and flaking off.

      But, my 3DS is a limited edition, and identical replacements could go for up to $400 bucks on eBay. That's why I originally decided to get a different model that was cheaper.

      Got lucky and found a working version of the same limited edition as mine from Canada for the equivalent if $195 USD, though, and I consider that reasonable enough that I bought it.

    3. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      When I transfer my data over, it'll be like I'm still using the exact same 3DS, which means a lot to me.

    4. HDN

      HDN

      I felt the same way. I transferred my data from my old, broken 3DS XL to my, at the time, shiny New 3DS XL.

  15. Almost five years of faithful service, but now the painted finish on the casing of my 3DS XL is starting to bubble up and flake off, apparently exacerbated by the humidity here.

    I've decided to finally swap the old girl out for a newer refurbished model.

    1. HDN

      HDN

      My beloved 3DS has had that for years. You can tell after a second of looking at it where my hands go. Some chips on it where I dropped it a couple of times. The B and X buttons need a little encouragement to work properly. The back plate is barely being held in place by two screws with chips in the plastic slowly closing in on them. The plastic nub that keeps the stylus from sliding out has been worn down after taking the stylus in and out hundreds if not thousands of times and is reinforced with a layer of masking tape. Every inch of that thing is covered in scratches like it was attacked by a cat.

      I love my 3DS and wouldn't trade it for the world. My favorite game system of all time fluctuates between the SNES, GBA and New 3DS XL. I have so many fond memories of the thing.

      Wow. You got me all nostalgic there for a second.

  16. After nearly a decade, Nintendo has finally officially discontinued the 3DS.

    "Goodnight, Sweet Prince..."

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    2. HDN

      HDN

      Farewell, best handheld. You will be missed. So many memories.

    3. RickR

      RickR

      It's not all bad news.  There are literally millions of consoles and games out there (both new and used) to buy and enjoy. 

      My favorite handheld is the good old DS-Lite, and I find games for that all the time. 

    4. socrates63

      socrates63

      I love the 3D effect on the New 3DS. It finally worked very well, and I always leave it on to the max setting. 

  17. We survived a hurricane yesterday. Winds up to 70MPH here.

    1. HDN

      HDN

      Jeez! As if 2020 couldn't have gotten worse Hurricane Laura comes.

  18. Hey everybody. What's up?

    1. RickR
    2. RadioPoultry

      RadioPoultry

      Hey Lee!

      My job hasn't been too busy right now, so I've been watching a lot of classic movies on Roku and riding my bike for exercise. I have a Game Boy project I've been working on, but I've taken a break for the last couple weeks. I really should get back to it while I have the time.

  19. I'm still here.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Good.  I hope you are doing well. 

       

  20. Forgot to update that we moved into our new house about four weeks ago.

  21. Trying to replace my destroyed SNES Classic. Oh. My. God.

    I REFUSE to pay over $150 dollars for something I only spent around $70 dollars on the first time. *Sigh*

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      This is the way, especially with Nintendo items sadly. I wouldn't either, of course I never bothered with one with all the emulation options, if I DID I would have modded it to load the extra ROMS etc. That's neither here nor there though. 

  22. This may be my most boring birthday ever.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Carpe diem, Lee. 

      Happy Birthday to you. 

    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I've had many of those! Happy Birthday Lee. 

    3. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      A little late but Happy late Birthday!  I missed this some how.  

      Grab a game you can enjoy and pop it in one of those machines you got.  Get out and enjoy yourself if nothing else.  Go watch a movie you've been wanting to see.  Find a place that might have an old pinball machine and try it out.  There's got to be something to do to break the boredom.  

  23. Since I've now got an extra $3k sitting in my bank account, since most necessities have been taken care of, I'm actually starting to look into maybe snagging a few rarer hardware pieces for my *New* collection.

    I'm looking at either a Famicom Disk System or a Twin Famicom to start. 

    Any suggestions from you guys?

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    2. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      If you get one you better show pics, mister!  LOL

    3. Atari 5200 Guy

      Atari 5200 Guy

      Have you also thought about adding one of those new Sega Genesis classic consoles to your *NEW* collection?  If you have it I would.  I also hear now is the time to start collecting for the Wii U so you might jot that one down.

    4. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      Yes, I already intend to replace my Wii U. I literally just got a Wii U at the end of March, and come September it's destroyed, forcing me to start all over again.

      Sadly, I got talked into just getting a regular Disk System before I saw your replies here, so doesn't look like there will be a Twin Famicom in my future anytime soon.

  24. Well guys, I have some good news.

    I was able to find a replacement for my Intellivision online for $40. It includes the original box, manual, and three games.

  25. This is a pretty crappy week.

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