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Everything posted by thanatos

  1. I wouldn't say technological limits, more like what they are using in the cabs are probably way too underpowered for House of the Dead.
  2. Wow, how did you join this board 14 years ago and this is your first post? How long have you been working on the game? Looks neat though!
  3. It would be perfect if they could add Revolution X to T2. Probably a licensing nightmare with Aerosmith though.
  4. I was kinda curious what you paid, wow. But welcome to the Jaguar club!
  5. We got ET as a Christmas gift, as well as pretty much everyone else I knew with an Atari that season. And we played it, had fun, and never complained or even thought that it was a bad game. We figured out how to not fall in holes or if you did, get out of them. Later on when we went to other's houses with it where they didn't know how to play, we'd show them how by winning a game. As kids we had no idea there was a "video game crash", I didn't know about it until years later. However, I do remember going to stores and sometimes mom or dad would let us pick a $2-$5 game out of the bargain bin. In hindsight that was obviously a result of the crash, but we had no idea, there was just a tub of cheap games at Kay-Bee!
  6. Is this a company? All I'm getting with searches is tripp lite branded stuff.
  7. I know one year I started the post because nobody else did. But, I'm not going, so I didn't bother. Maybe the one they currently have planned for next May.
  8. Upgrading to a new phone tonight.  I know I'm going to hate it simply due to old man syndrome. Had the current one for 5 years, which is definitely a record.

    1. jd_1138


      What kinda phone you going to? I usually keep a phone 2-3 years max. $200-$300 Android phones usually are only given security updates for a couple years and only get maybe 1 OS upgrade if you're lucky.


      I did have a Moto E ($120) for a year then upgraded to a Moto G ($200) and had it 2 years. Then I bought a refurb Google Pixel 2 that I thought I'd be able to use a couple years, but it was a lemon and had to return it. Then I went back to a Moto G for a year or so before getting this Nokia 4.2 2 years ago. It's on Android 10 and sadly last Security patch it got was 8 months ago. 


    2. thanatos


      I went from a Galaxy S7 to a Galaxy S20 FE.  

      I don't really worry about security update availability, because I don't install many apps, and don't go browsing unknown sites. 


      And yeah, I was heavily annoyed last night while in old man mode just due to all the notifications that started streaming in for all the apps I hadn't yet uninstalled or disabled.  And of course all the needless UX changes that aren't needed.  <shakes fist at cloud>

    3. GoldLeader


      I love my Samsung Galaxy (I'm too lazy to go look and tell ya which one) almost as well as my previous Samsung Galaxy.  I need a sticker for it that says, "Don't laugh.  It's paid for."  My goal is to hold onto it until the sun explodes.

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  9. Probably around '88, we went to our aunt & uncle's house for a weekend about 2 hours away, and our cousin showed us their 7800. We already had an NES, and my sister and I pretty much laughed it off! "What's this crap? No Super Mario or Zelda?" I still kind of feel bad. Had no idea there was a newer Atari system back then!
  10. In my basement I have an X-Arcade on a table in front of a 55" screen, connected to a PC with all the emulators. We have frequent BBQ parties and any new folks that show up are told by other attendees "You HAVE to go to the basement arcade!" Then I am always asked the questions "Do you have Game X or Y or Z?" And I say every time "I have them all."
  11. Though, kind of useless once they got rid of most of the systems a few years ago... But I will definitely miss the holiday promo to pad your stats up! There go a whole bunch of useless internet points I had!
  12. Yeah, I don't get discord. Old man syndrome. Forums are searchable, now we have yet another chat with infinite scroll. 😕
  13. Wow, kind of a shock. I should have used all those custom-free tickets. 😢
  14. The whole thing seems crazy to me, since I played the original on launch day (or tried to... servers were down....) The internet was a bit different back then. And then I lost a whole ton of awesome gear because a friend got us into the cow level and we all got wasted. That hurt.
  15. Didn't I buy one from you years ago? (No, I don't really want to sell it back.)
  16. I spotted an albino Dalmation today.

    It was the least I could do for him.

    1. GoldLeader


       🤣 Awesome! 🤣

  17. I had Mortal Kombat on MovieCD, and I thought it was awesome (at the time). I think I still have the disc. Circuit City's format was DIVX (not to be confused with the DivX compression). It was dumb. They were still DVD players, so you could still use it for that. You could 'rent' their disc, or you could unlock it permanently, but it still needed the phone connection. Why not just buy the disc, that's why it was so stupid.
  18. Ouch. What a weird coincidence to run across this thread and pic considering what day it is. I got a bit of a chill.
  19. Isn't that the exact definition of price fixing/collusion, which is illegal (sometimes) for corporations? Yeah, could border on a political post, especially with mentions of OPEC.
  20. Interesting idea, but there's no guarantee that your sealed VHS copies are any better than anything that's already been ripped. They could be just as degraded as any other 35 year old VHS tape. There was a DVD compilation that someone made a few years ago, not sure of the quality those had.
  21. I think it was MGC 2018 that I saw the WATA booth and their marketing info, and something just didn't seem right to me. Why are you experts, etc... But wow, I had no idea how deep that rabbit hole would go! Also thanks to this thread for leading me to the Chasing Ghosts documentary. I didn't know about that one, only saw King of Kong - spoiler alert, Billy Mitchell is still a dick.
  22. Never seen a Cliff Hanger in real life, first time I saw it was when the MAME CHD came out. Does Galloping Ghost even have one? If so, then I missed it there.
  23. At the art dealer I learned that people into Baroque were out of Monet.

    1. Rhomaios


      7800Knight posted that joke yesterday, too.

    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      A joke so nice, it has to be told twice!

    3. digdugnate


      If it's not Baroque, don't fix it.

  24. I got to the 2nd to last boss, and that was over 30 years ago. I don't want to try again either, I think I'm still mad. :D
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