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  1. I HATE "Holy grails". You can't have 15 holy grails. Plus it's a video game.

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    2. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      If you drink out of a holy grail cartridge, do you get infinite lives?

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I actually like the concept of a "Holy Grail" for your own personal collection...But hate the way eBayers and resellers use the term...Kinda cheapens its meaning...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      P.S. Finding the actual Holy Grail would be easier than beating Battletoads!

  2. My favorite commenters in TV topics on the internet are the people that say "We haven't had a TV in 10+ years!" Well, why are you wasting your non-TV time in this topic?

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      TV + My DVR = True Happiness! I'm through ads w/ a button click and yesterday I actually Wanted to see a couple haha...One for a movie and one for a weedwhacker ;) And TV doesn't target ads to me...I mostly just skip'em!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Plus commercials are part of it,... like when ya watch old shows off of VHS, seeing ads from the '80's is something you don't skip (Strangely enough). But I do wanna kick My Pillow guy in the head!

    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      @Agamon there are 2 tiers for CBS All Access, which I've subscribed to for watching Star Trek Discovery. For $6/month you can watch stuff with ads, for $10/month there are no ads. I figured if I'm going to give them money, I might as well not see the ads.

       

      @Kaeru I don't care about March Madness either! :-D

  3. What should I bring to have Weird Al autograph? A UHF DVD case, the video collection DVD case, or the In 3D album cover (vinyl LP)

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    2. NE146
    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I agree they're all good choices...I, personally think a signed copy of UHF would be cool...

    4. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      If those are the only three, I'd bring UHF. Otherwise, I'd either bring Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals pt.II, or The Compleat Al.

  4. CBS fall lineup will include Macguyver, Hawaii Five-O, Murphy Brown, and Magnum PI. WHAT YEAR IS THIS?

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    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      Misfits of Science and It's Your Move.

    3. simbalion

      simbalion

      I'd love a new Misfits of Science, but only if they did it right!

    4. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      Yeah, and where's Falcon Crest and Dallas too?

  5. Work is changing from Skype to Teams. Well, so is Microsoft. What a horrible POFS. Yes. The extra "F" is required.

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      We know this happens time and time again, but why does once 'good' software implode on itself before long? Changes made for the sake of changes until the experience (UI and performance typically) becomes totally worthless. I'm having difficulty right now trying to think of major pieces of software that this hasn't happened to. WTF?

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Yikes. We are in the MS cloud so it's probably just a matter of time for us. I thought Teams was a whole different product though? More like Slack than Skype.

    4. xucaen

      xucaen

      same here, skype is going away and teams is in. Teams is integrated with Sharepoint, whihc I think actually confuses some of our employees..

       

  6. Finally cancelled my Netflix DVD subscription, after having the same disc for over a year...

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    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      We get TONS of DVDs from the library, too. Then again, I also still play Atari games ;)

    3. xucaen

      xucaen

      interesting, I just started mine up after about 6 years., \\//,

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I figured I'd sign up for Netflix (Probably streaming) if I ever get caught up on all my DVDs I own and my DVR which is 66% full!!

  7. Wow, I just 'liked' a 16 year old comment because I didn't notice it was a necro-bump.  That's a new one!

     

     

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    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      That happens all the time to me. I'm just not in the habit of checking the OP date - if the thread is a the top of the forum and it looks relevant I'll check it out.

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      At first I read "I just liked a 16 year old" and pondered if she's a bit too young. 😛

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      Oh yeah, now I remember, there were likes, it was the new smiley reactions that are fairly new.

  8. Had a big-toe nail removed today because it was ingrown.  Just in case anyone is interested.  :D

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    2. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      I had a big toe nail removed because it was ingrown on both sides.  But the doctor missed part of the root so it halfway grew back on one side.

    3. VectorGamer

      VectorGamer

      You don't have to have the whole nail removed. I had just the sides cut out where they chronically grow into the skin. Then had the chemical burns just to those spots so that part of the nail never grows back. I have not had any problems since I had the procedure.

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      My doc recommended removal, cutting the bad part would probably have just let it do it over again later.

       

      And as for @CPUWIZ - I did take a picture, but no, not going to send that one to anybody.  :D

  9. I almost passed out during last night's Game of Thrones when Snape kills Jar-Jar! Wait, was that Avengers?

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    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      @Inky - Ok, that one almost made me spit my coffee. Well done!

    3. derFunkenstein

      derFunkenstein

      I cried in Avengers when Batman died.

    4. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Mister Rogers killed Thanos!

  10. Jeff Minter just tweeted this link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/688140/Tempest_4000/

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    2. amiman99

      amiman99

      So... Llamasoft and Atari Inc are friends now???

       

    3. Andromeda Stardust

      Andromeda Stardust

      No switch version either... :sad:

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It looks cool and all, but it also kinda looks like your roommate is on Molly trying to jerk off to a rave video while you're trying to play Tempest.

  11. Star Wars! Woo!

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    2. King_Salamon

      King_Salamon

      Just got home from seeing it this evening and it was a great movie.  It was a fun time and my son enjoyed it as well.  He has a new favourite character too.  

       

      This may be one of the Disney Star Wars movies that I will see in theatre more than once!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      (WED.)  This line is moving pretty slow.  In fact, it's not moving at all!  ...Are they even making them chicken sandwiches up there?

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^  See...He's in the wrong line.

  12. Doom is 25 years old today and that makes me feel old too.

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    2. youxia

      youxia

      What really killed the Amiga

    3. xucaen

      xucaen

      I remember when Doom came out and it feels a lot longer. So, I feel not as old as I did a while ago. ^_^

    4. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      I'm old, you're old, we're all old here.

  13. Boo. Cosmos was removed from Netflix. One of my standard going to sleep shows.

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    2. Jess Ragan

      Jess Ragan

      Wait, they dropped the film as you were watching it? Cold.

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      There's a site that tells us what's new and what's leaving Netflix ... not sure if this is my favorite (there are many) but it will do: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/leaving-soon/

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      It actually had a pop-up when starting an episode for the past month or so saying it was available until Aug 7th.

  14. Argh! No, Paypal, or any other web site, you are not getting my cell phone number!

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    2. CyranoJ

      CyranoJ

      It is used for 2fa. If you like having your stuff stolen, keep shouting and screaming about it.

       

    3. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      @Albert: Perhaps you missed the part where I don't want Google to have my account either. :P

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      @Albert did that a long time ago, but I finally had to call paypal because they said they couldn't send it the security text.

  15. First episode of Picard impressed me.

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      How much did they have to pay Spiner to get back in that makeup?

    3. WAVE 1 GAMES

      WAVE 1 GAMES

      They should have done Datas face in CGI. That would have retained his youth. He has aged a LOT and it's noticeable even through the makeup. Very minor gripe though. Show was amazing and can't wait for more

    4. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      Data's face was touched up with CGI. I'm not sure they had the budget or time to do a 100% CGI rendition that looked better than what we got.

  16. I liked "Solo"

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    2. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      I guess you do not have a significant other?

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      Ok I removed Soundgammons spoiler... CPUWiz, you asking me? Indeed I do.

    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I'm thinking about going to see it again now that I know what it is. I mildly enjoyed it the first time but wished it had more sizzle. Maybe on the second viewing I can dig it more.

  17. Stan Lee tweets an Atari Spider Man game pic: https://twitter.com/TheRealStanLee/status/1041743451987955712

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    2. NE146

      NE146

      I used to get FOOM magazine.. but had no idea wtf I was reading since I was basically 6 or 7 years old.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Pretty sure I have all the BLIPs :)

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      Hah - page 13. Sega making games with videodisks, and the death of the yellow pages sounds futuristic!

  18. Netflix, why must you keep messing with the interface? I liked scrolling either way, now you put a stupid menu bar when you go left.

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    2. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      it drives me crazy! it seems like netflix changes their UI every other week when all I want to see is what is on my flippin' list lol

    3. wongojack

      wongojack

      I like the bar. I think it is an improvement and allows me to find stuff easier. If you click on "my stuff" in the bar it shows you a full page of your items instead of just putting them on one row.

    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I hear that AtariBox is trying to make it more mom-friendly.

  19. Can someone tell me why Doom 64 (N64 version) is suddenly trending for PC gaming and on Steam?  Was it that good?

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      If it's like the Doom Classic remakes, they redid it on all platforms with the same codebase. I'm not going to double-dip for the Steam version, but I've put it in my wishlist, so thanks for the tip!

    3. RealRetroism
    4. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      Yeah, has the gamma been fixed up on the remaster?

  20. We arrived at the Grand Canyon tonight, went to the main lodge building to get dinner, and I run into Mike Kennedy standing in line. That's some crazy random chance stuff!

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    2. BydoEmpire
    3. Inky

      Inky

      Hey look! Do you see that chameleon down there? *nudge*

    4. BassGuitari

      BassGuitari

      Seriously? That's random as hell. I don't even run into people I actually know, even in my own town!

       

      Hope you're having a fun trip!

  21. Had no real intention or need to get a Flashback 9, but for $11 at Wal Mart, yeah what the hell.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Our Wal Mart never had the $11 deal, when I looked...So I offered $21 on eBay and got one....Haven't hooked it up yet...I need to so I can leave feedback.   Maybe tonight after work...

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yeah I agree the earlier controllers were way better...Gonna have to try a better controller...My hand feels more cramped than...than Harry Potter's bedroom.

    4. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      Walmart has secret clearance items.  I think I paid about the same amount for the Flashback Legends with 50 games.

  22. One thing I don't like about this new online touchless delivery crap is tipping in advance.  If they know, do they care less?  More?  I think delivery folks would also prefer getting cash.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I somehow missed the last sentence, haha...  A)  Tips are Great!    B)  Big tips are Really Great!   C)  Cash tips Rule!    D)  I am not at liberty to say why...

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      @GoldLeader As to part D - I did not give any particular reason why cash tips may or may not be preferred.  ;)

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Kinda funny,  I'll often get, like a 4 or 5 dollar tip in quarters!   And for some reason there was this house that ordered about 3-4 times in One Week, and each time paid for about $40 (of cheese steaks, hot dogs, pierogies etc.) ALL in quarters!  They give me a bag of quarters and say there's $45 there.  Yay!  I don't count it til later...Once it was $44.75  Close enough, Yay!

  23. The Sea is reversed. S.S. Itari is mixed up and blind.

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    2. Pipercub

      Pipercub

      Grew up on HBO in the early 80's so Midnight Madness, Beastmaster, and Fandango are etched into my brain for life.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Sounds like I've got another classic to look up,  Thanks!!

    4. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      Definitely a goofy, fun "guilty pleasure" sort-of film. I reviewed it some years ago: http://cheeptech.com/arcade/reviews/midrev/middvd.html

  24. Tried stored.

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    2. RockyRaccoon

      RockyRaccoon

      I wonder if you can buy a That Ataribox at the Tried Store.

    3. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      Maybe it was Backin89 trying to be bad in grammar.

    4. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      hey you have fun house issues that need fixed. sorry. fix it

  25. Browsing the Steam sale queue I added a couple $.99 games. Then later added money to my account, which cleared my cart. Now those devs miss out on a sale cuz I don't remember which games they were.

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    2. xucaen

      xucaen

      I bought two games from Steam over the years: both times they took my money, both times they would not let me stream or download the game, nor play it in any way. Both times I had to request my money back. Both times they took a couple of weeks to refund the money. I'll never attempt to buy from them again.

    3. BiffsGamingVideos

      BiffsGamingVideos

      of geez. they lost a grand total of 45 cents after the rake.....not even worth selling it. ….Id recommend Bit Evolution on sale for $3.35 until tomorrow.

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      Well, my lement was also that I may never get to play a game I thought looked interesting since it was a small fish in such a big pond.

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