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  1. On 9/30/2021 at 7:47 PM, E-Day said:

    Bomberman would be a really good addition with his unique style of bombing in straight lines. Isn't he already an assist trophy?

    yes, both Bomberman and Waluigi are already assist trophies. that's what i was trying to imply. guess it didn't come across that way.

    mildly disappointed that Crash didn't make the cut. 

    i'm pretty ambivalent towards Sora- i've also never played a Kingdom Hearts game. But he seemed to be one of, if not the, most requested character, so i'm glad so many people got what they were requesting.

  2.  quick story about this movie:

    i watched it when it was new to video and liked it, but didn't love it. a year or two later, i was in the mood for a Will Ferrell movie (i think i had just wanted Elf and wanted more of that kind of comedy). Decided to watch Anchorman again, as i "liked it enough to put on in the background while i do other stuff". i couldn't take my eyes off the screen, and laughed my ass off the entire way through. I don't know why it hit me so much more the second time, but it's now one of my favorite comedies. 

  3. On 8/11/2021 at 10:10 AM, Areala said:

    What kind of crack-smoking fiends have managed to jack the price of Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within (universally recognized as one of the worst horror games ever made) to over $350? I'm not done entering my PS1 collection yet, but this one blows even Koudelka, a phenomenal 4-disc RPG with light survival horror elements, out of the water. This should not be the most valuable game in my PS1 library.

    I do not understand. :)

    Areala :angel:

    well at least you've got Madden '04 to balance out the value. 🤣

    P.S. why did they release a 2004 version of that on the PS1? the PS2 had been out for THREE YEARS! and holy shit, i just checked and Madden '05 released on the PS1 too? is this crazy land?

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  4. in a word, yes.

    my favorite game of all time is the original Legend of Zelda, which i have beaten dozens of times but always come back to. there's something about those classic NES games that i just can't quit (cue a Brokeback Mountain .gif). SMB1-3, LoZ 1-2, Kirby's Adventure, etc.). And there's even more games that i never beat but i still want to play all the time. Adventure Island, Milon's Secret Castle, Double Dragon, Battletoads, the list goes on.....). I play all of these casually, so there's virtually no chance i will ever beat them, but i just enjoy running through the first few levels.

    On another note, last year was the first time i gave an honest playthrough to the NES Metroid, and i fell in love. I wanted to replay it immediately after beating it. Even after i went through Metroid 2 and Super Metroid, I just really wanted to replay the NES game. 

  5. On 7/30/2021 at 8:39 PM, Areala said:

    Everybody's got one: an opinion that runs completely counter to prevailing gaming wisdom. Whether you love a game that sucks, think a beloved classic deserves to be knocked down a peg or two, or earnestly believe the Atari Jaguar deserved to win the console wars, step up to the mic, take your unpopular position, and defend it like you've just been digitized into the sequel to Shaq-Fu. :)

    Here's a few minor beliefs:

    Donkey Kong Country, without Donkey Kong himself, is not worth playing. I know, DKC2 is regarded as the better game, but if i can't play as the titular character, why bother? 

    Bomberman, while popular, should have always been one of the stalwarts of a video game console. i have NEVER played a multiplayer Bomberman session that didn't result in EVERY SINGLE PERSON having an absolute blast. Bomberman should be a pop culture icon and regarded as one of the greatest video game icons of all time.

    Captain N: The Game Master was an excellent cartoon and it should have a bigger impact on Nintendo culture. I would shell out big bucks for a Captain N/Duke/Princess Lana/narcissistic Simon Belmont/green Mega Man/mini Kid Icarus amiibo set. Hell, i'd even splurge for Mother Brain/King Hippo/Eggplant Wizard.

    this is probably not controversial, but i really wish Captain Rainbow had been released in North America. as it is, i own a Japanese copy and settle for Youtube playthroughs. Totally not the same!

    On 7/31/2021 at 11:47 PM, Areala said:

    I'm not so sure that's an unpopular opinion, at least around here. 🤣

    OK, now you've gone too far. absolute power corrupts, absolutely!

  6. maybe i already posted in this thread, i don't know and i'm not gonna check, but i just don't see how this would be financially viable. So much of the appeal of the n64 is the multiplayer aspect: Goldeneye, Mario Kart, the wrestling games, etc. that i just don't see Nintendo making this. Also, the cost of creating a mini-n64 controller seems unlikely. If they changed the controller, the console loses so much of its identity. If they don't, i can't see a way they can make this and keep the cost consumer friendly.  

    and, at this point, we're a few years past the mini-console craze, so i put the likelihood of an n64-mini at around 13.5%.

  7. i hope someone is able to help you (sorry, that's not me!)

    i had a both of those WWF games back in the day, and man, those aren't good. they tried to take the Mortal Kombat/Street Fighter system of directional codes to pull off wrestling moves, and it just never played natural. They looked good back then, tho, once the AKI/THQ games came out it was game over. a strategy guide is practically essential for playing.

    All that being said, i still enjoy Legends of Wrestling 3: Showdown. i wouldn't mind seeing a strategy guide of that either.  ugh, now i'm going to have to search for one and start playing the game again! thanks a lot, @WarnerShane! (all in good fun!)

  8. On 7/26/2021 at 10:09 AM, JHD said:

    What a horrible environment! I assume that nobody ever makes (or receives) telephone calls or discusses topics that they do not wish to share with everyone else. 


    I have always had my own office (albeit sometimes very small). I can have my own pictures on the wall, I can talk on the phone as required, and I can even listen to music if I so choose.  I can only imagine the uproar that would occur if management tried to abolish personal offices.  

    fully agreed. i have never had my own office, but my company is currently in plans to build a new HQ. there is no doubt that i end up with not only my own office, but a big one at that. I'm actually having a difficult time processing that. but i also very much look forward to decorating my office. but i'm a little intimidated with that same fact. I mean, obviously i will have my "signed" (not really signed) photo of Tom Anderson (Myspace Tom, which ALWAYS elicits a confused look from visitors) on display. And i'm working on a "treasure map" based off the OG Legend of Zelda. But what other crazy/awesome/confusing artifacts do i show off?

  9. i don't mean to brag, but according to the badges screen, i have earned 4 of 14 ranks and am in the top 1% of all members!

    and i've barely done anything besides hang out for a long time and post occasionally! you can do it too! (yeah, ok, both @Phillyman and @Areala, the only other two people to post in this thread, are way ahead of me, but so what!)

  10. i work in an office attached to a warehouse, with duties covering both ends of that spectrum. So while i was lucky enough to be laid off for 16 weeks last year (i say lucky because i was able to still get paid), i've been "back to work" since August of last year. no work from home here. 

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  11. i've got a pretty good sized game collection, mostly Nintendo stuff. according to GameValueNow (it calculates prices similar to PriceCharting) i have a total value of $22,000 in games and accessories. It's really hard not to cash out, as i can't see these prices staying at this level for much longer before they start to decline again. On the other hand, i'm so happy that i've been doing this for as long as i have so i was able to get all the games i've wanted for more reasonable prices.

    I long for the days when i didn't buy Bubble Bobble Part 2 (NES) because $50 was just too much for a 15 year old game. But looking at today's price of $395.64, i'm certainly glad i eventually talked myself into spending that $50.

    i've got a complete Sega 32x and complete Virtual Boy collection (both loose, no boxes or manuals). Not highly desirable, but i got them because they were neat oddities. Jack Bros (VB) is now $591, i paid ~$150. Spider-Man: Web of Fire (32x) is now $338, i paid $99 (and both were way more than i wanted to spend!). I never would have been able to grab these collections at current rate. Thank god i didn't go for Saturn or SegaCD. those prices were already crazy before all this happened!


    edit: https://collection.gamevaluenow.com/share/collection?id=2745
    adding a link, since @Arealadid.

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