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  1. Atariboy, it's my understanding that the Wii U does NOT upscale Wii games.
  2. I received my CV back from Yurkie yesterday, and I just have to say - Yurkie gets my vote for AA's MVP! The console looks gorgeous and plays even better. If you own a CV, you're doing yourself a disservice by waiting another minute to send it. I've been collecting for CV for over 10 years, but haven't really gotten to play any of these games (with a decent controller) until last night. It was wonderful. This week is Spring Break, and we have my 8 year old stepson. He's a great kid but I have never really trusted him to be careful with retro stuff, so I typically keep it stored and only pull it out when he's not with us. Last night, couldn't help it. I played Smurf (which got him curious), then Galaxian and he wanted to play. I set up a 2p game and we had a blast. Next was Frogger, which he loved. We must have played for an hour, and he was laughing and having a blast. Honestly, after all the PS3 and Wii U he is used to, I was expecting him to get bored quick. After a dinner break, I suggested a movie and he wanted to keep playing Coleco! We tore up some Mr. Do!, BurgerTime, Q*bert, Carnival, Jungle Hunt... then I pulled out the Roller Controller and we spent an hour playing Centipede! He said he likes the cool controllers and even said he thinks my system is "awesome." Back in 83/84, while the rest of my huge hick family was playing Atari, my aunt had a CV in her bedroom and us kids loved it though she would rarely let us play it (in fact, this is her old console). I was about 8 years old then, and now even 30 years later, I'm making new Coleco memories with my stepson. Couldn't be happier. A million thanks Yurkie!
  3. Bought a few GC games from Big Al a few weeks ago (via other forums) and couldn't have asked for a better transaction. Great guy and great seller. Wish I were a richer man because you have so much great stuff!
  4. I traded my boxed 2600 for his boxed Channel F + games and everything went perfectly. Stupus is a great guy and great communicator. I hope we'll have more transactions in the future! Thanks my friend!
  5. I just finished the game yesterday after about 70hrs, and I absolutely loved it. In fact, it easily makes the top of my all-time favorites list. They seem to nail every detail major and minor, which makes playing it a joy. The artwork is of course gorgeous, and more importantly the gameplay is a nicely fine-tuned JRPG in the truest sense, back before RPGs had a J. Some grinding is involved, but like any good RPG, you are left to your devices on how you like to prepare and proceed. Despite the cartoony looks, the game can be quite tough at times (which any good game should be). My vote for All-Time Best Game Ever has solidly been Zelda: Ocarina of Time for many years. Though I don't think Ni no Kuni usurps it, I strongly feel they've raised the bar for the next Zelda, and all RPGs in general. Nintendo, take notes! I plan on finishing up everything to get plat, just because I enjoy it so much. I can't recommend it enough. Truly loved it.
  6. Yurkie should be getting mine hopefully today, and I can't tell you how damn excited I am! I've read nothing but glowing reviews so far. I've had 2 CV's for oh, 15 years, one of which was my aunt's from BITD. Even though they are in decent shape, I have to play games with Super Action Controllers because I don't have a decent (standard) controller between the two. Basically, I haven't really been able to enjoy Coleco since probably 1984! Thanks Yurkie (and a free bump) for providing your skills and service to the community. I post another update after it arrives if I don't explode with excitement.
  7. Don't mind a different opinion at all ProperRogue! I crave them in fact, so no worries about threadcrapping lol. As you can see from both auctions you linked, they are similar but used. It's also highly likely that they aren't made in USA (they both have the red font on the box). I'm not trying to sound like some asshats who say "RARE NEW!!" when it's been opened, but mine is certainly "like new." Nothing inside has been used, ever. The joysticks are still packaged up, the paddle controllers boxed and everything is still wrapped up. The auction I linked has a reserve of 300. It's at 290 now and was relisted - the previous one ended at 275. So someone out there is ready to pay 290+shipping for that one and it's not in as good shape as mine is (they mention paddles are boxed but not joysticks, etc). Also, it was made in Taiwan (per the picture of the bottom). I'm not trying to make a zillion bucks, but I don't think 300-ish is unreasonable.
  8. Slab, I'm going to say $300-ish. There's a similar promo console now on eBay in worse condition that's been sitting at 275-290 before shipping. Theirs has red lettering on the box while mine has white, and it's from Taiwan not California. http://rover.ebay.co...tm/190797921574
  9. "Get rid of" is such an ugly phrase! I'm quite content to hang onto it for the rest of my life. (In all honesty Atariluvr, I just found out I'll be losing my job soon and though I think I have another job lined up - fingers crossed - I won't have a video game budget for who knows how long. Thought this would be a good way to get some new games and make someone else in the community happy too.) I'm still open to any and all offers, in case a trade doesn't work out locally.
  10. OK I updated the first post with new images. I apologize for the crappy pics but it's the best camera I have access to atm. I gingerly took out the console to take a few pics of it. It is indeed a Sunnyvale unit with smooth chrome switches. It smells really nice too! Man it smells like 1981. It's weird how smells can cause such strong memories! I'm currently speaking with an awesome member who happens to live here, and we're gonna meet up this weekend. I'll likely trade it with him but if anyone has any of my big wants, I'd still be open to a trade so send me a msg soon. Thanks for looking! Big wants are (all US): Hero Tonma, Magical Chase - TG16 Beyond Shadowgate, Super Air Zonk, Syd Mead's Terraforming - TGCD Snatcher - SCD Panzer Dragoon Saga - SS Sonic the Hedgehog - SMS
  11. I will update this thread with some newer pics very soon.
  12. Originally my post was a price check because I wasn't sure the value. Still not 100% sure but I'm just fishing to see what ppl would be willing to trade.
  13. I've spoken to a few people about a possible trade but nothing has panned out. Still looking! If you're interested in a trade, please pm me. My wantlist (for rarer or sought-after titles) is in my signature and I'm also looking for many common loose carts for Genesis, SNES, N64 and complete common PS1, DC and GC games. Thanks for looking!
  14. Well I'm certainly in no hurry to sell it, like I said it's been stored nicely away in the closet for years now. But perhaps someone here wants to give it a new home. As far as trades - I'm open to just about anything. I collect every system, so I would consider all offers. Hardware: a boxed Channel F or Arcadia 2001 would be awesome. Software: just about anything US from Odyssey^2 to Wii U. (EDIT: except Xbox, Xbox 360 and major sports titles)
  15. Hi folks. I'm looking to trade my like-new-in-box promotional Atari 2600 console (CX2600A). It was given to me by an old roommate many years ago and I've kept it in storage ever since. He opened one end of the box to inspect it's contents, but it's basically like new and unplayed. All of the boxes and packaging all still intact. The boxed is marked all over with "Promotional Use Only" so I assume it came from a store display. I'd love to trade it - my wantlist is my signature - so feel free to pm me. Thanks! EDIT: New pics of the console and serial # added (2/18). It is a Sunnyvale unit with smooth chrome switches. Hard to tell from the pics but the color around the switches is yellow, not the normal orange. EDIT #2: I spoke with my old roommate who found this system, and he remembers finding it already opened. I was mistaken in my post where I thought he had opened it. It appears that whoever -did- open it moved some things around, but still appears complete and mint. Most likely it has never been played. A trade is pending, but wanted to post this correction.
  16. Well next time you are in the middle of a transaction with someone, you should keep them up to date not ignore their messages or go "off the net" for a week. You can see when a forum member was last active, and you logged in at least twice last week. I wonder if I would have heard anything had I not said something publicly in this thread (and then you respond immediately?) Anyways, my money was refunded. Buyers beware. I don't believe busterm to be dishonest, but definitely flaky.
  17. I sent payment ($200) to busterm for several games 10 days ago, and have not heard back from him since. No confirmation number, no thank you, no games. Nothing. He won't respond to my private messages inquiring about the games, though he has logged in several times since I sent payment. Frankly, I'm pretty pissed - I expect this kind of crap from kids on Sega forums or something. Searching the forums, it seems I'm not the first person he has treated this way. Anyone know him or have another way to reach him?
  18. I'd love to open it up, but I'd rather wait for N to release another patch or two. I'd be scared I'd brick the damn thing - would be just my luck. I'm hoping to use installation and setup time as a good time to teach the 8 year old that his new Nintendo is something to be treated with utmost care and respect. About achievements: I guess my real question should have said - does the N Network do any sort of ranking by syncing achievements/trophies? I'm not the world's hugest trophy whore, but I def spend more time on them than I should on the PS3. I enjoy them and would like to see them with some first party N games, but haven't heard anything definite with Nintendo Network.
  19. I currently have a Wii U hidden away up in the closet which will be going to the stepson at Xmas. I'm dying to play it though, the wait is killing me. I'm really curious if the Wii U had some sort of trophy/achievement system. Anyone have any info and/or thoughts on that? Also interested to see something specific about the systems specs (though I'm the first to argue specs don't matter, only gameplay). Just very curious. Reading about the troubles moving everything from Wii to Wii U sounds like such a PITA that I think I'll just leave it alone. I plan to keep my Wii anyways and since it won't upconvert to 1080p, there's not much point for me. Also, here's an interesting Wired article - 10 Things I Hate About Wii U. http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/11/10-things/
  20. I too just found this thread, most likely waaay too late! They look great and would love a set if they are still available.
  21. Very nice collection indeed. Thanks for sharing!
  22. Ditto, this looks awesome! I wish I had your skills. Great work!
  23. I've seen a loose one at a game store for $400. I reaaally want it because it's the last game I need to complete my 5200 collection, but since I already have the multicart it's hard to justify the cost.
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