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  1. Sorry, I meant a new *GTA* game, not a rehash of the same one from 2 generations prior.
  2. I wish I could say yes, but the PS5 just seems like more of the same (and I don't follow Xbox at all). The Ratchet & Clank preview that was shown looks fun, but didn't look like something that can't be done on PS4. We are going to eventually see some games that will fully utilize the power and features of the PS5, but those will take years just like Last of Us 2 did on PS4. In the meantime, customers will get re-milked with a slew of re-issues like GTA5 (c'mon Rockstar, again?! Make a new game already!) and other "Definitive Editions" just like we saw with PS4's launch. Since it has a physical drive, we will see companies like Limited Run Games continue to milk people week after week by pumping out mediocre games to disc, most of which will look and play like PS4 games and which will have no real reason to physically exist except to continue their revenue stream. I have friends that will be buying a PS5 at launch but I'm in no hurry myself.
  3. No, what you see is the dealer's cost for the pack. Each game in the pack would have been individually marked up later for retail sale for whatever the retailer could get for them. I agree that Track & Fields for $2ea in bulk seems really low, but by that same line of thinking $7.50ea for Centipede seems high. This was at a time when no one was buying. No one. Of course I could be wrong and apologies if so. Edit: Also, let's assume that the prices are per each rather than per case. A case of 48 paddles would be $384, which would be $936.96 in 2020 dollars (per Google)! Everyone had paddles, most families had 2 pairs and few games used them. I don't think people were paying $8 plus retail markup for paddles in 1985. Or perhaps it was a sneaky trick by the Tramiels by not clearly stating "Price/Each" so people would assume it's a bulk price, order a 6-pack of Centipedes, and then get stuck with that bill of $45 (7.50 x 6)!
  4. I'm not so sure. There's no indication that the price is per item, so I would assume that is the price per case. After all, 1985 wasn't after the crash, that was right smack in the worst of it. By that time a lot of places like Toys R Us were selling games heavily discounted, sometimes as low as $5 each.
  5. I've been wondering wth Sucker Punch has been up to since inFAMOUS Second Son, which was a very early PS4 title. I couldn't make much headway into Sekiro before giving up and Tsushima looks to be more my style. I'll pick it up soon.
  6. Some rage-inducing enemies from the NES era: 1. The thieves (Plutons?) in Kid Icarus that would jump at random by/over you and steal a weapon if you made contact 2. Like Likes in LoZ who would eat your Magic Shield 3. Mike Tyson in MTPO. I would get so worked up fighting him that if anyone else was in the room, I would angrily insist they be completely silent. I never did beat him and if I ever meet the real Mike Tyson, I'm liable to smack him in the face. I'm sure that will go over well.
  7. That is the Sears version. Telegames was a different company that came later and never released a version of 3D Tic-Tac-Toe. The Sears version is super common and cheap and VGPC's value is certainly wrong. Edit: I would steer you to GameValueNow which is an overall better site imo. Here is their entry for it, which shows about $6 (which seems a bit high to me!).
  8. Just all around stupid, but people will buy them for their shelf I guess. Stupid. I have a friend who said he wouldn't even loot the thing. (I am very much against looting but it still made me chuckle.)
  9. I always like the DC controller and voted good, though of course there was room for improvement. My main complaint would be the long throw of the analog triggers. If you want to compare it to the most popular previous system, the N64, the controller was a marked improvement by simply having the D-pad and left analog stick both workable from one standard hand position. Keep in mind that when the DC came out, the only real home console controller creators were Nintendo, Sega and Sony. Sega couldn't exactly straight up copy the PS1 DualShock, and everyone nowadays seems *aghast* that they didn't, but the DC controller was just fine for the majority of games coming out for the system. Yes, we all love the DualShock layout now, but hindsight in 2020 is 20/20 and it just wasn't a standard in 1999.
  10. Three pages into this thread and no one has posted a seinfeld.jpg?? What's the deal with that?
  11. Hi friends, I'm looking for a Neo Geo CD controller in clean, working condition and would prefer to buy from someone in the US to avoid any postal delays. Thanks in advance!
  12. Your collection is a dream to view @stupusI truly appreciate all the love and time you invested in finding those over the years. It's humbling. I'm happy to know I could contribute in one small way by trading my boxed Intv Tutankham to you years ago. It definitely belongs in your collection; loose is fine by me on Intv. I hope you'll keep showing us some other system collections as well one day, especially some of the more esoteric stuff
  13. Gee whizball! That's pretty crazy. If I can suggest another wtf auction, this one ends today: supposedly (probably?) the rarest NA Gamecube release. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duo-Pack-Nintendo-GameCube-2003-Brand-New-Super-Monkey-Ball-Sonic-Heroes/373025850257
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