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  1. In case you need another reason to hate Gamestop, it seems they either reprinted Xenoblade Chronicles or held back the supply because within the last week, they've "procured" a ton of copies and are selling them for $90. Every store nearby me has a copy for sale and you can also buy it online. It looks like they hoarded stock (to keep supply low, remember they were the only retailer to sell it), recently removed shrinkwrap and are selling them as "used" so they can keep all the profit. Bastards.

     

    http://kotaku.com/extreme-gamestop-pricing-leaves-some-fans-calling-scam-1108627828

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/14/xenoblade-and-metroid-prime-being-restocked-at-gamestop


  2. The seller, after months of ignoring me, finally made good (or barely tried to) and sent a replacement label for my N64 set. Unlike my originals which are sharp, high-quality and professional looking, this one was from a new batch and looked blurry and assy. It was also half a centimeter shorter. Basically, it's useless.

    Not sure what the seller's problem is, but buyer beware. Hopefully he'll chime in at some point and gets his $#!+ together.


  3. PacManPlus those look really nice! Thanks for linking. (I've searched the forums for 5200 end label info without much luck.)

     

    If you are recollecting 5200 carts, is there any chance you'll be making more end labels and would you make an extra set for yours truly? I imagine there are many others who would buy a set as well. I like to think I'm a bit artsy, but I know I could never make labels that look professional enough for my liking.


  4. Actually, I know who you are talking about and I did indeed buy end label sets from him last Dec for N64, 32X and Jag. They look awesome and I'd love to recommend him, but when I wrote him recently after finding a misprint, he ignored me for weeks finally telling me to "keep reminding him." His labels are nice, but service is piss-poor so he's on my shitlist.

     

    However, he didn't make any 5200 labels afaik. That's why I was hoping someone else had made a set. The 5200 carts sure need them!


  5. Bought a few more games/items from Stupus and it was another wonderful transaction. Finally own Power Lords thanks to this conjurer of goodness, and my Vectrex and Bally are much happier now too. Thanks man!


  6. 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!

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  7. 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!


  8. 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.

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