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LeeJ07

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  1. Hey guys, if anybody here gets METV, tonight at 10 EST, 9 CST there's an episode of a show called "Collector's Call" in which a video game collector shows off his massive collection, which includes such rarities as a Sega Neptune prototype. 

    Figured you guys would be interested.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Thank you @LeeJ07 I watch MeTV all the time! Unfortunately tonight at 9PM EST I'll be watching History Channel, they have a documentary called "Game Changers" about the history of video games, including a lot of Atari and Atari people: 

       

    2. LeeJ07

      LeeJ07

      @Justin thanks for telling me. I've set my DVR to record it!

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I need to get a DVR or something for shows like this.

  2. My Mom passed away in her sleep early this morning.

    I feel so lost.

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    2. StormSurge

      StormSurge

      Oh no Lee, I’m so sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences to you & your family. 😔

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      With deepest sympathy...sorry for your loss.  I felt lost when I lost my mother.  She was only 40.  I had to find strength in my sadness.  What snapped me out of it was doing things that would make my mother proud of me.  Maybe that will help you later on down the road.

      Prayers sent out to you and your family in your time of need.

    4. chas10e

      chas10e

      So sorry to hear Lee. I lost my Mom quite a few years ago. I always made her laugh when she was mad at me about something, I miss that.

      Prayers your way & sharing tears

  3. Well... Now I'm in a bad mood, that's likely to last for the rest of the week.

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Time to turn that frown upside down Lee 😀

  4. Dammit... I missed this... And I'm really upset, too. I heven't been online in a couple weeks because Mom was in the hospital. *sighhhhh*
  5. Already got over 20 games for my Wii U.

  6. Guess who finally got a WiiU in 2019? That's right, this guy did.

    (Yeah, I already have a Switch, but I wanted a WiiU, too.)

    1. RickR

      RickR

      NICE! 

       

  7. Bear in mind, too, that in 1981 Kenner was also still knee deep in their lucrative licensing deal to produce Star Wars toys. It's entirely possible that some higher up at the company was looking for some way to expand their Star Wars license. I guarantee had this made it to market Star Wars games would've been slapped all over it.
  8. They said it would never release on a Nintendo console, but today, 22 years after it first debuted on the Sony Playstation, Final Fantasy VII has just released on the Nintendo Switch. 

    I'm really excited to finally get a chance to play this classic RPG for the first time ever.

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

    1. Justin

      Justin

      Time for some fresh blood at Nintendo.

  10. I have that. It's great. Only downside is it doesn't save high scores. Later models do.
  11. I am SOOOO jealous of that Paper Mario. I have been coveting that game for years, but the prices it goes for online would make your eyes bleed.
  12. Today's Nintendo Direct had several surprises. I'm really looking forward to the Link's Awakening remake on Switch.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!

  16. I'd be interested in your Intellivision stuff, man. I'm still trying to build my collection.
  17. My goal? Finally get a couple games for my Wonderswan Color, so it can stop gathering dust on my shelf. Also get a Sega Master System, or N64.
  18. While I don't have any valuable games, I HAVE been in this kind of position with another type of collectible. I like to collect a variety of things besides video games. (In fact, I probably collect too many things, but that's another story...) I'm an avid reader, and I like to collect antique books. Quite a few years ago I got my hands on an interesting old book called "Ver Beck's Book of Bears." Now, I didn't think too much about it. It had really nice illustrations, was a pretty old book, but didn't seem too special. A few years ago, though, I got curious and decided to look it up online. Low and behold it turned out to be an exceedingly rare volume worth up to $400 or more. That's a good deal of money for a book. I like it far too much to sell, though. It has more value to me than the money. I imagine if I found any truly rare, valuable video games, it would be a similar case, and depend entirely on whether I like the game more than the money.
    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.

  19. Happy New Years, everybody!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Happy new year, Lee. 

       

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Happy New Year!!

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Happy New Year Lee!

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

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Greenween?

    2. RickR

      RickR

      Just kidding. Nice find. 

       

    3. Justin

      Justin

      Me! ☺️

  21. I have no shame at all when I say I've downloaded roms off the internet. If that makes me a thief, so be it. At least I'm a thief who's actually enjoying myself. I downloaded roms of the entire Wii Virtual Console library when I learned the WiiShop was closing. No shame. My only problem is I hate playing classic console games on a computer with a keyboard. It's a right pain in the neck.
  22. 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:

  23. I am SOOOO jealous. I've been wanting to get an N64 for awhile, but I can't find any good ones for less than $30.
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