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#1 SignOfZeta OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 2, 2010 10:36 PM

OK, the idea is to have the next meeting in October. It would be at my place, in Ypsilanti. We could either meet at Pinball Pete's again, or we could just meet here, which would give us more actual gaming time.

It will be a Halloween theme. How much we put into this is yet to be determined. :) I'll try to put some pumpkins out or something at least.

Everyone should bring some sort of Halloween or "spooky" themed game from the history of gaming, and make sure we have the means to play it (ie: I don't have a 2600, so bring one if the game is "Halloween" for 2600). I ask that we keep with harmless "T rated" games for the sake of my own fragile psyche. Ultra realistic 3D depictions of skinned children and cannibalism etc really put me off. I'm a wimp. Sorry! My original idea would be stuff like Spike McFang, Cotton, Castlevania, Ghostbusters, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, etc.

Speaking of which, if anyone has a copy of Mr Bones for Saturn, I'm looking for that.

As for the food, I like the idea in the other thread about everyone bringing different kinds of pizza. What we could do is just order from a crapload of places and just have a "pizza flow". There are many places that will deliver to my house.

As for the date, speak up now or I'm just going to pick a date that is convenient to me and that will be it. Even if I'm the only person here, the October MCGG group WILL happen. :)

Right now I'm leaning towards these dates, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31.

Edited by SignOfZeta, Thu Sep 2, 2010 10:37 PM.


#2 Harry_Dodgson OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 3, 2010 4:26 AM

I'd prefer the 23rd.

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Posted Mon Sep 6, 2010 6:05 AM

The 23rd would work for me too.

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Posted Mon Sep 6, 2010 6:43 PM

OK, unless something significant comes to light, the date is set for the 23rd.

Now we just need to decided if we are going any place, or if we'll just meet here.

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Posted Mon Sep 6, 2010 8:51 PM

OK, unless something significant comes to light, the date is set for the 23rd.

Now we just need to decided if we are going any place, or if we'll just meet here.


We could go to Pete's but i say lets just meet up at your place right away so we can get more time in gaming.

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 3:41 PM

OK guys, I just got my old job at Lotus back, and I'm almost definitely going to be working 2nd shift, and my days off will probably not be Saturday and Sunday. I'll know more next week, but until then we should start working on a backup plan because I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make this meeting at all, let alone host it.

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Posted Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:12 AM

OK guys, I just got my old job at Lotus back, and I'm almost definitely going to be working 2nd shift, and my days off will probably not be Saturday and Sunday. I'll know more next week, but until then we should start working on a backup plan because I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make this meeting at all, let alone host it.


I guess we will have to see what weekends you will be working then and go from there oh and congrats on getting back to Lotus.

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Posted Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:27 AM

Thanks.

I'll only have 5 day weeks, but I'll be working every weekend. My days off will probably be Wednesday and Thursday, or something else useless for the purpose of the meetings. I get out at 11:00 though, so Jboy, Dalum, and associated female units can still stay at my place.

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Posted Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:59 PM

OK guys I'm off Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. (Until the guy who got hit by a mail truck while riding his hog gets back). So I'm flaking totally on hosting the next meeting. Sorry :(

If the meeting starts early I can at least be there at the beginning.

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Posted Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:47 PM

OK guys I'm off Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. (Until the guy who got hit by a mail truck while riding his hog gets back). So I'm flaking totally on hosting the next meeting. Sorry :(

If the meeting starts early I can at least be there at the beginning.


These things happen Chad so not a big deal.

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Posted Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:33 PM

UPDATE: Sorry to be a psycho bitch about this, but there is a chance I can still host the thing on the 23rd. If my attendance at the Lotus Club track day gets cancelled (looking about %50 likely) then I can use my day off for the thing on the 23rd. I will know about this in the next couple of days. I wish I knew right now, but...my hands are tied. I'm waiting on other people.

BTW, some of you are aware how adamantly I insisted that the Genesis I got from Chris was an early model, the ones that say "High Definition Graphics" on them, as opposed to the later cheaper ones with less screen print on them. Obviously neither of these systems are "HD" by today's definition, only the aesthetics are different...or is there more to it?

Well, I only wanted an early model because I wanted the most original thing I could get (aside from a Japanese Megadrive, later) but what I didn't know is that there is actually a big difference in sound quality between these two as seen in this video:



Skip to about 2:10 as the guy just yammers on about nothing for the first 2/3 of the video. Also, make sure you are watching the higher quality stream since the sound downgrades along with the crappier video.

Interesting! The snare, in particular, turns to total mud.

Edited by SignOfZeta, Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:35 PM.


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Posted Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:35 PM

UPDATE: Sorry to be a psycho bitch about this, but there is a chance I can still host the thing on the 23rd. If my attendance at the Lotus Club track day gets cancelled (looking about %50 likely) then I can use my day off for the thing on the 23rd. I will know about this in the next couple of days. I wish I knew right now, but...my hands are tied. I'm waiting on other people.

BTW, some of you are aware how adamantly I insisted that the Genesis I got from Chris was an early model, the ones that say "High Definition Graphics" on them, as opposed to the later cheaper ones with less screen print on them. Obviously neither of these systems are "HD" by today's definition, only the aesthetics are different...or is there more to it?

Well, I only wanted an early model because I wanted the most original thing I could get (aside from a Japanese Megadrive, later) but what I didn't know is that there is actually a big difference in sound quality between these two as seen in this video:



Skip to about 2:10 as the guy just yammers on about nothing for the first 2/3 of the video. Also, make sure you are watching the higher quality stream since the sound downgrades along with the crappier video.

Interesting! The snare, in particular, turns to total mud.



No problem just let us know buddy.

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Posted Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:40 PM

BTW, some of you are aware how adamantly I insisted that the Genesis I got from Chris was an early model, the ones that say "High Definition Graphics" on them, as opposed to the later cheaper ones with less screen print on them. Obviously neither of these systems are "HD" by today's definition, only the aesthetics are different...or is there more to it?



I am assuming you received the model 1 and you were ok with the high definition it claimed to have? Now I just need some games for ya' at the next meeting? What are you looking for?
Pm me...

#14 SignOfZeta OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:58 PM

Well, it looks like the thing on the 23rd is back on! My dumbass coworker smacked a deer with the green Elise yesterday and it won't be fixed in time for the track day. That means there won't be enough cars for peon employees like me.

So, who's coming?

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Posted Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:12 PM

I'm in. I can bring Mr. Bones to play, but it's not for trade. :). I've been meaning to try it out anyway.

Hmmm. Maybe I'll bring my Neo Geo with Nightmare in the Dark. That could be fun...

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Posted Mon Oct 4, 2010 3:18 PM

I should be there Chad it's my weekend off. : )

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Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010 5:43 PM

OK, so who's confirmed at this point? I just got a text from Chris saying he's laming out to go study for a test or something :)

In:

JBoy
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Is that it? Harry_Dodgson?

Since I don't actually read these forums often I even worse with name that normal. Who brought the projector last time? I have a great wall for that. I should have a slightly better TV situation than last time, but not much.

#18 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010 6:03 PM

That was Harry.

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#19 SignOfZeta OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010 5:16 PM

Ah, I thought so.

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Posted Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:02 AM

OK, we're one week away now and the roll call is looking pretty low. Make sure everyone knows about this.

#21 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:18 AM

What time are we meeting? Are we doing Pete's or just heading to your house directly?

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Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:20 AM

I'm in. I can bring Mr. Bones to play, but it's not for trade. Posted Image. I've been meaning to try it out anyway.

Hmmm. Maybe I'll bring my Neo Geo with Nightmare in the Dark. That could be fun...

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I can bring my pc tower with every neo geo game on it...so Nightmare is there already....and its pretty user friendly...(not a big porn collection like tempests, but....)

I just need a projector to hook it to and if Harry is coming we are set for some fun..>!

my tower has tons of arcade specials! (thanks to a fellow AA member)

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Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:10 PM

I can bring my pc tower with every neo geo game on it...so Nightmare is there already....and its pretty user friendly...(not a big porn collection like tempests, but....)

Can you use Neo Geo controllers with it? Playing with the keyboard or mouse sucks.

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Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:38 PM


I can bring my pc tower with every neo geo game on it...so Nightmare is there already....and its pretty user friendly...(not a big porn collection like tempests, but....)

Can you use Neo Geo controllers with it? Playing with the keyboard or mouse sucks.

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I have hookups for two xbox controllers...or I can reprogram the controller layout for two ps2 controllers..the xbox controllers are very responsive and feel nice in the hands...

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Posted Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:13 AM

As far as I know we will just meet at my place. That gives us more time to do actual gaming. Lets say...2:00pm.

It would be nice if Harry would come. Like I said, I have a great wall for that projector. Someone PM him!

BTW, when playing emulated games on my Mac I used a Super Nintendo controller. That's kinda like a Neo CD controller. Works pretty well for four button games.

Chris, I thought you had some exam to study for...?




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