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About vrocko

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    Lordstown, Ohio
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    Video games past, present and future, video game history, RPGS, space based board games or RPG's, comics, action figs, movies, Farscape, Atari, Stargate, Star Trek, Star Wars, Sci-Fi, space, spaceships, Heroclix, etc. Do you get the feeling that sci-fi might be a central theme here?
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  1. Been awhile since I posted but I'd take just about anything someone gave me. Bought a CDI + games from a lady at a garage sale for 5 bucks. Didn't think twice a out how bad it was. Got a 2600 and about 20 games from a friend who was getting rid of stuff to make room for his business. Only one I thought about not taking was a R-zone handheld "console" with a couple games, Indy 500 racing and Street Fighter. Yeah I'm a sucker I took it.
  2. There are a few space combat sims on Android I've found. Star Combat, Project Charon, Alpha Squadron 2, Arc Squadron, Strikewing and more. Galaxy on Fire 2 is a good one as well but takes a lot of space, 1GB on a 16GB system is a lot. Look around you'll find something you like. I've put them on a Madcatz Mojo and they work pretty well with the controller and some tweaks.
  3. I know it's a sin but I go to Gamestop a lot. I like having the game and box in my hand. It will be a shame for me to see them go. There is The Exchange here in Ohio which has not only new systems and games but retro stuff as well. It will probably be a boon for them. Less GS more business for them. Another place is Endless Electronics which is a single mom/pop store. Nice guy who's also an electronics repairman. Can fix systems if needed. I'll be sad to see Gamestop go but there will be places, brick and mortar and online, to take its place. Garage sales and thrift stores are always there too.
  4. Ok well I don't use it for extended periods of time, except when trying to beat a difficult boss or level, so hopefully my DC's will last. Hey they got from 1999 to 2014 and are still working so here's to another 15 years!
  5. Thanks! I'll try it out. Do CD-R's do physical damage to the DC? I've used them before without an issue but I don't want to use them any more if they will ruin my DC's.
  6. Okay this may be a dumb question but I hope someone can help me out. I own two Dreamcasts and play them on a regular basis. My nephew had borrowed my copy of Sonic the Hedgehog, I got that one when the DC came out back in '99. He had purchased a Dreamcast at a retro videogame store in the area. He tried out Sonic but it did not work and would not load. He also borrowed San Francisco Rush 2049 which loaded just fine. I tried to run Sonic and it wouldn't load on either of my machines. I know Sega had issues with the, then new, GD discs but all my games worked when they came out back then and I didn't have any problems. Now Sonic won't run. Is this a disc issue or a hardware issue? Anybody else have this issue? I've not tried to download Sonic and burn it to a CD but I might try it and see what happens. I know that with Hydro Thunder back in 1999 some people had to take theirs back because it wouldn't run at all due to an issue in the original factory burning (I think), mine runs ok. I remember Vanishing Point had an issue that you had to insert a memory card with the Planetweb save information on it before it would run, my Vanishing Point runs too. So anybody have any suggestions? Still love my DC and play it all the time, just would like to get back into Sonic and play. Rich
  7. Yupers! That's what they have all the time around here. Nothing! Absolutely Nothing!
  8. Thanks cybercylon and hyperboy. I was kinda shocked to see the Silent Hill at a church sale but I couldn't resist for $ 0.50! (Why don't they use the cents sign anymore?) All were complete too.
  9. Here's some I found at a church dinner and sale. Only $2.00 all together. Rich
  10. Here's some I found at a church dinner and sale. Only $2.00 all together. Rich
  11. I've been picking up cheap Wii games in our Gamestops in the area. The local one I usually go to has them buy 2 get one free. Usually I can find some good games. I did see Xenoblade there, $80 bucks, used! Wow I'd buy it but I don't think I've bought a Wii game lately over $10.00 ok except for Super Mario Galaxy which I bought new for $19 bucks. I guess I can't see spending more than $20 on a game for a non-supported system unless I REALLY have to have it. I paid $75 for Battle Sphere for the Atari Jaguar back in the 90's when it first came out, that one I just had to have, I've seen it priced for $500.00 online, don't know if it sold, but I wouldn't ever get rid of it, love that game. Super Mario Galaxy 1 is always a good pick. I'm a big racing fan so Build and Race is a good one and you can create your own tracks. The Conduit 1 and 2, any of the Metroid's, Epic Mickey, GT Pro Series, these are others I would recommend. Try'em out see what you think.
  12. I've read what everyone's said about the new Xbox One and yes at first I was going to jump ship, no I didn't like where Microsoft was taking the Xbox One, even though I've got and original Xbox and a 360 and have plenty of games for each. Now after this I will return to the fold.... (from news.xbox.com) Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One. You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world. So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means: An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360. Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360. In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions. These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray. We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds. Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year. So there you have it. You may or may not have seen this but it's on the Xbox.com site and I saw it on Gamestop.com too. They are changing. When I asked my nephew about it before the above change he said what everyone was complaining about was not that terrible. He said Microsoft needs to step up their game when it comes to the PR on Xbox One. He also said that what advertising/PR they did for Xbox One before this change was stupid and unorganized. They let the issue get out of hand and didn't deal with it immediately. He was going to get the Xbox One no matter what. I will get one now too. Gamer's, retro or not, need to do this more often. Their input got Microsoft to make major changes to the original model they had planned for the Xbox One. Like other consumers, we do have a voice and we need to use it more often. Rich
  13. Holy cats! I've got to get out and hit more flea markets and garage sales. You guys pick up all kinds of cool stuff. Best I got lately was Xevious for the NES for $2. I've not seen much in the way of good retro games out there including in our Goodwill's and Salvation Army's. I think "that guy" has been getting there before me.
  14. Now wait a second. If you go to your local Dollar Store when they restock, they throw out more cardboard boxes in a day than I go through in a year. If you want them just ask, I isn't that hard and they are usually nice about it as long as you are.
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