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  1. So, if you have an Axe with a Brand New Handle, and you use it to kill your neighbor, Chuck, during a zombie apocalypse, but you damage the blade.  Now you replace the blade.  So the Axe has a New Handle and a New Blade.  The question is...

     

    Should you apologize to Chuck,  because you found out later that he was just hung over while being dressed like a slob, and was not really a zombie?

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    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      I better start dressing better, my neighbors might think I'm a zombie.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      OK I've got it!  So Chuck now comes back from the dead, because after you killed him he Becomes a Zombie!  You apologize for killing him, and he says "Hey,  is that the Same Axe you killed me with before?"  You'll have to explain that you kinda messed it up to save time because the philosophical question generally involves a New Handle and a New Blade (replaced at different times see?), but you were in a rush to write a Status Update so cut corners on some of it which probably kept some of the audience from following you anyway...And then you realize that you must kill him again because Now he Is a Zombie,  But before ya whack his head off,  How do you respond to his question?

    4. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      With the 12-gauge and buckshot.  He's still an asshole, zombie or not.

  2. DARK CAVERN! I play the shit outa that game!
  3. Grado, Jabra, Sony, Motorola, JVC, or Bose?

    1. pacman000

      pacman000

      JVC; they invented VHS.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I had a JVC Mega Bass VCR BITD, but it was a pawn shop purchase that even "Repaired", never did work right (sigh)...But Lately HEADPHONES!   Got some JVC Mega Bass, AND some JABRA Noise Cancelling jobbers that are the Cat's Meow!   Mostly I use them (plus earplugs and a Headphone Power Amp) w/ an MP3 player for Lawn Mowing gigs.  I've always wanted to be able to afford some GRADOs though...I heard some in the 90's and they blew my mind!  Those would probably be much too nice to take on lawn mowing gigs though (unless I got some of the cheaper ones used and was really careful!)....

  4. I just wanted to chime in and say these Club games are great! The first one was quite playable and I think I may have only tried it once before in an arcade a long time ago...And the console port is Amazing! I finally had to quit paying the other night because I looked up and it was going on 4AM! I feel that, unlike some of the old releases (from back in the day), these games feel like they've been play tested to make sure they play right!
  5. Seems common courtesy is out the window.  Today (ish) 2 employees at work quit.   One lady (almost 50) didn't show,  sent a text to quit.  At least she sent a text...Then a kid (Gen Z?...Younger than a millennial) just didn't show up as often happens.  No biggie I guess,  in the grand scheme of things.  I should be in bed a few hours ago...And I don't feel like going outside in the darkness and yelling at clouds in the night sky.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      What did you do in tech?

       

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I was a Broadcast Operations Technician (Level III) at Echostar Master Control (DISH Network).  So Live Broadcasts, schedules for PPVs, On Air Switches, Automation, Records, and processing of PPV Movies and On Demand Movies, Sporting Events, Business TV etc,...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It was Not IT or Computer work, (Though we used computers for all of it), which explains why I'm still dumb as a rock on many things haha...

  6. I don't know if it's been mentioned here, but I was on eBay and I saw an IPS screen for NEO GEO Pocket. I have one ordered for my Game Boy, but just saw the NGPC version. Does anyone have one? IPS Screen
  7. 🤣 haha! You crack me up man! Modern controllers except for Sony, kind of suck too, as they always put the D-Pad in the wrong spot...But I digress.
  8. Also, Nintendo (allegedly) held back chips (to make the games) when publishers made games for other systems too. They blamed it on "chip shortages", but most would say that was only partially true. This absolutely hurt the third party's bottom line, and is different than a timed exclusivity deal, i.e. "Get it first on PlayStation!". Part of their agreement also limited each publisher to 5 games a year, but that was part of Nintendo wishing to maintain a high level of quality, and was rarely an issue. As for stores, one of their (illegal) monopolistic practices was to tell the stores that they could Only carry Nintendo, and that they would not sell to that store if they carried Atari, Sega etc.
  9. Told the GF I was gonna break out the paddles;  She said Cool!,  put on something slinky, got on the bed, gave me a seductive look...And wondered why I was just playing Kaboom!

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    2. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      probably too much jitter!

    3. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      HA! I was expecting this to go the other way. "Told the GF I was gonna break out the paddles;  She said Cool!,  put on something slinky, got on the bed, gave me a seductive look...And whooped my ass playing Kaboom!"

    4. zylon

      zylon

      Slinky is indeed a strategy ;)

  10. I didn't mean to be harsh either, so hopefully it didn't come across that way (Even with my joking actually, use of the sad emojis). I just kind of felt like my opinion was a nice little counterpoint to the trend. Not saying it matters more or less,...Just different. Most arcade games of the time gave you 1 scenario and took your money in 3 minutes or so (especially when you first try them)...Tron divided it up into little bits of game, a blast at a time for 4 scenarios...Because I was into the culture of video games and sci fi movies etc., and because I appreciated what they were doing (or maybe I should say what they were trying to do) I definitely have nostalgia for the game and movie. Unlike today, where, to a point, you are nearly assaulted with info for every new release, the Hype (back then) was actually kind of unique. Lots of other movies came and went; Barely a blip on our collective radar, But cross promoted in magazines and aimed at computer/video game fans, Tron was different. Whether you eventually liked it or not, unlike some movies of the day, you Knew about it...(So it was more a part of history and culture etc.).
  11. Yeah if they were regular, solid FB joysticks, I like them quite a bit too!...Not as much as Slik Stiks, or 7800 Europads, Genesis pads, converted NES pads or real arcade sticks (obviously) but...Despite this list of exceptions, I've always enjoyed FB sticks. I've usually liked them better than the real thing, but that is maybe because any real ones I have left are completely wore out haha...Been meaning to rebuild some sometime...
  12. For Tron, I had fun with it At one point, our guitarist in the band Monastat 7 had the full cab* of Discs of Tron, in the living room of his apartment no less! That game was a Blast!!! *Kind of a lean against the back of it, rather than "sit down" affair (heh)
  13. Huang Di (Ch).nes OK So here's something! "Buy" might be the wrong wording, but... For Years at this point I have been searching for a Rare, Unlicensed Chinese, Pirate (if you will) Famicom Game called Huang Di, which is supposed to be Pretty Good, if not Great according to a British magazine/softcover book I have. Though I've never seen an Officially Unofficial one turn up on eBay, an Actual one you might say; I Finally did see one end up on a multicart, but they wanted $120 for it. (Pass). So some years back I asked a couple of Repro Cart guys if they could make me one. One had trouble figuring out the Mapper I think,...Another couldn't find the ROM. So No Dice. Then one day while looking in a new spot for ROMs for my Everdrive N8, There it was!!! Proper format too and it works!! YAY!!!
  14. River Patroller 4,626 posts Location:Cheyenne, WY Report post #17026 Posted just now Around here the Thrift shops have dried up,...Like literally the only video games they Ever have now are Sports games for PS1/PS2 and XBOX, and something called Kinect Adventures whatever that is...I think it's for XB 360 so doesn't count anyway haa... However I was at the pawn shop the other day and came across something a little bit interesting. Atari FB joysticks. First, I told him they were for Flashback (and were not the original old ones), and they were dusty as hell. Upon checking them out, 2 seemed too loose to even work and I'm not even sure about the third one...I wonder if a BEST Gold kit would fit inside one of these? I mean I know the cord placement is a little different, but... Anyway he said he'd take $3 (or was it $2?) for one, and eventually said he'd take $5, tax included for all 3 so I took'em. Even if they become parts, that's a pretty good deal I figure. I haven't tried them out yet... I'm quoting myself....only because I just posted this in the thrift shop thread, too and I'm too lazy to write it out again...So that's why you're seeing double...It's not just the booze
  15. Around here the Thrift shops have dried up,...Like literally the only video games they Ever have now are Sports games for PS1/PS2 and XBOX, and something called Kinect Adventures whatever that is...I think it's for XB 360 so doesn't count anyway haa... However I was at the pawn shop the other day and came across something a little bit interesting. Atari FB joysticks. First, I told him they were for Flashback (and were not the original old ones), and they were dusty as hell. Upon checking them out, 2 seemed too loose to even work and I'm not even sure about the third one...I wonder if a BEST Gold kit would fit inside one of these? I mean I know the cord placement is a little different, but... Anyway he said he'd take $3 (or was it $2?) for one, and eventually said he'd take $5, tax included for all 3 so I took'em. Even if they become parts, that's a pretty good deal I figure. I haven't tried them out yet... Think I'll throw this in the other thread too....
  16. Also NES REALLY came out in 87-88...Definitely NOT in 85 as the internet falsely claims. Now, not to be misquoted on this...There was a Test Market in I believe 3 places in 1985, and then the rollout began...By LATE 1986, the Holiday Season it was showing up in stores, but still not ubiquitous like people try to claim...I always say, Be Honest, Did you know about the NES in 1986? Most people, including myself, did NOT...
  17. Haven't checked the latest build, yet...But it's always worked Great on my Dragonfly
  18. I wonder if it will have VOLFIED?
  19. Got my package yesterday! WOOO HOO!!!!
  20. Yeah I never had a problem! You got me curious so I broke it all out. Haven't had the ol Roller Controller hooked up in years. It was dusty and I forgot what a pain it was to hook up...Could they have maybe given us a tiny bit of room to plug the controllers in? Jesus! Now, I was wrong on one thing. After seeing the sale tags I think I bought Victory later than I was initially thinking. This was probably around the time some games were being clearanced or put on sale...~The start of the Crash. Anyway after dusting it off, and taking some really crummy pics with my phone...Well here ya go! (Nope, not CBS) Victory! (Heh) Needless to say it looks a lot better in person. PS: That said, even when everything's working right,...It's, ummm, not the most playable game anyway, if you take my meaning.
  21. Cool! I love Jinks! It's a very unique game. Not sure why more people don't get the understated brilliance of it...
  22. I bought a Roller Controller BITD, and a week or two later, Victory. I haven't played it in years (and my memory sucks I will admit haha), but I don't recall any problems...
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