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  1. Bought a garden hose called NeverKink.  Within 10 mins of use, it kinked.  I feel deceived.

    1. Zoyous

      Zoyous

      Just be glad you didn't get a NeverExplode!

    2. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      sounds kinky lol

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      They really "got you".

       

       

  2. Trying to do a factory reset on my XBox One to get it ready to sell, but it's making me log in and download a huge update before wiping it all clean.

    1. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      One last "sticking it to ya!" before it goes

  3. I don't normally ooh and ahh over "special editions" of games that have a lot of junk I wouldn't buy otherwise, but man... those Castlevania sets on LRG are really tempting.

  4. What do the joystick icons between the profile pic and post count represent?  I’m sure it’s mentioned here somewhere, but I can’t seem to find it.   Thanks in advance!

    1. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      This is how it all began.

       

       

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      TL;DR  I'm betting it has to do with number of posts...But I don't know...It was too long;  I didn't read it ;)

  5. Shinobi Arcade – recently, I made a personal goal to master the arcade version of Shinobi.  Today, I’m happy to announce that I’ve become 100% at peace with the fact that one should be flexible with such goals.  In other words, fu*k that!

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    2. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      I beat it on Switch but had to cheat by using the save feature.  Super hard game!

    3. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      I can get to the end boss on Mission 4 consistently with one credit.  Magic gets him down to a single hit, and sometimes I can land that hit and move on, other times nope.  Funny thing about Mandara, though… I can get there with a single life, but I can NEVER beat that boss until I’ve died a couple of times.  I’m not sure what’s the deal, but it seems impossible until it has slapped me around a bit.   Switch version (Sega Ages) is great!  The “cheat” features on that helped me learn the placements.

    4. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      That Mandara boss is a snap if you get right up to the columns and use your magic.  The columns will overtake you as the magic goes off, then you get bumped backwards in front of the statue head.  Destroy it before it can shoot fireballs.  Easy!  Too bad this doesn't work on the Master System (can't use magic on bosses).

  6. Used my new “contactless” debit card today, for the first time.  Tapped the card, then had to press “debit,” then had to press “ok,” then had to press “yes,” then had to type in the pin, then had to press “ok” again.  So in total, I had to touch the card reader 9 times to use my “contactless” card.

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      So much for ad companies. They lie lie lie.

  7. Bluehost renewal price last year was 17.99 per year.  This year --- 611.64 for 3 years.  No changes were made.  WTF?

  8. “We're the Mario Brothers, and plumbing's our game.  We're not like the others who get all the fame”


    … uh, what plumbers are more famous than Mario and Luigi?
     

    1. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      That show ruined my ability to hear any version of the 1-1 tune without also hearing Lou Albano singing along.  'Swing your arms, from side to side...'

  9. Someone just sent me an email about a game I made – they discovered a secret area and emailed to ask “dude… did you know this was in here?”  🤣

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      lol, I guess they thought the "video game fairy" snuck in some code without the programmer's knowledge.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Should reply with, "Whaaaaa!?   How'd That get in there?"

    3. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      In Intellivision lingo that is an unintended "feature!"

  10. A cold rainy day, no work, a big box of Fruity Pebbles, and Wizards and Warriors on NES + 15" CRT combo.  Great day so far! 

    1. Wally1

      Wally1

      I prefer sugar smacks, thank you very much.

       

       

  11. Wonder if someone at a printer business ever suggested "we should build a printer that just works," and was promptly laughed out of the meeting?

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      My Epson MX-80 F/T w/Graftrax III still functions today. And that's an early 80's purchase.

       

      I don't think the industry has forgotten anything. They're under many forces and directives to produce the product they produce.

       

       

    3. Keatah

      Keatah

      The industry can't support its bloated self with a longer-life 80's quality impact printer. They need the high turnover. High obsolescence.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I think the time is right to strike.  Considering how every printer I know of these days is junk, (not like I know anything though, but let's pretend just for this example);   A High Quality printer could be just what the market needs right now!  They might just sell a buttload of printers and do very well.

  12. Gonna upload a cover photo to my profile when I get home.  Anyone know what size is a good fit, if it even matters?

     

    Thanks!

  13. Not sure which game to start next.  Looking at Knack 2 (loved the first), Hat in Time, or the Shadow of Colossus remake.

  14. In the mood for a racing game, so I figured I’d give Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One X) a shot.  So far, my experience in the first couple of hours has been about 55% load screens, 35% driving around to get to the events, and about 5% actually racing. 

     

    edit:  It's actually part 4 I'm playing, not 2.  

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    2. NE146

      NE146

      Horizon Chase Turbo is on sale on Steam for 6 bucks.  Looks kinda ok

      https://store.steampowered.com/app/389140/Horizon_Chase_Turbo/

       

    3. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Horizon Chase Turbo is great, in my opinion!  I have it on PS4 (think it was a PS+ game at some point) and love it. 

    4. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Pretty much why I hate the Horizon series and why I don't understand why it's got to game no. 4. I guess it's for those who think GTA and Need for Speed are racing simulators.

  15. As I’ve said for the past 20 revisions – It’s finished and I’m not changing anything else!   … and I meant it every time

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    2. Cafeman

      Cafeman

      I've had it so long, I don't even notice it anymore.  But the subject makes me want to go grab a cup of coffee! 

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Cool!  Is your game something we can see, or play, or buy yet?

    4. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Hopefully within the next week or 2.  Just waiting for the printshop to deliver the goods.

  16. Me playing around with GamePass is a lot like me playing around with Rom collections.  I keep sampling everything there, but never actually playing anything for more than a few mins.

    1. masschamber

      masschamber

      sign up for the microsoft rewards,  and the gamepass rewards and it does give some things to chase after.  You can get a whopping 5 cents a day for achievements plus quite a few other things that end up like 5 dollars a month in reward credits.  Basically I  use it as a structure to find a game I enjoy and try for an achievement a day.

  17. Anyone know a place (or seller) where I can buy a couple hundred NES Styrofoam inserts?   Websites I found via Google won't reply, and sellers on eBay seems to be sold out.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Maybe you could just search for "styrofoam inserts" (leaving out the NES) then look for the proper size.  Just a suggestion.  I don't know if it will work.

  18. Decided to give "Legendary Axe 2" a shot.   Two levels in – I’ve had a sword.  I’ve had a chain type weapon.  And a (better, I assume) sword.  But not an Axe in sight.   Not only is it legendary, it’s quite an elusive critter, I suppose.

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    2. Magmavision2000

      Magmavision2000

      @save2600 So it's like Deathstalker 2?

    3. NE146

      NE146

      I bought Legendary Axe 2 the minute it came out. I eventually could finish it very easily but let me just say that I hardly remember anything about that game.  Kind of shows how unremarkable it was since I remember Legendary Axe easily despite never playing it in the same amount of time.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I like it.   I believe the name in Japanese was something else...So "Legendary Axe" worked for the first one, but not the sequel...

  19. The bigger they are, the harder you have to focus your attack on that small, flashing spot – video game logic.

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Remember, video games are the cause of all violence in the world, so it's best to avoid them. :D

    2. Magmavision2000

      Magmavision2000

      As a tall person, I can confirm we have flashing vulnerable points whenever we go into fight mode.

  20. Figured it was time for a display name change to bring my profile more in line with gaming/other site usernames

  21. New iPhone update killed the wifi on my daughter's phone.  Not sure if I hate Apple or just hate this trend of "every device needs to be updated to the point of virtual failure" these days.

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Apple's been screwing up so many basic things with their updates for years. How some of this crap goes undetected before release defies reason. Yes, *some* of the bugs eventually get fixed, but typically have to wait until so many more updates before they finally address them.

    2. Albert

      Albert

      Apple has made quite a few missteps over the past decade.  Their hardware and software have gotten worse, although it looks like recently they've started to turn around their hardware (the latest MacBook Pro is a nice improvement, as is the new Mac Pro, even if it's stupidly expensive).  Their software is much buggier than it used to be, no doubt about it.

    3. Keatah

      Keatah

      I had to disable all Windows 10 updates in order to have a stable, usable system. Like ya'll I don't understand the incessant need to constantly make changes.

  22. So I can order a 3 month Air Filter on Amazon (for the furnace) and add a 4 year protection plan for $9.99.  How's a thing like that work?

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      It probably doesn't count for "consumable items" like filters.  I wonder if Amazon would actually keep sending new filters when you return the old ones for being clogged up.  :)

    2. save2600

      save2600

      A careless oversight (tons of them these days), but you'd think since it's a contract of sorts, that they'd have to honor it. You should try it!  :P

    3. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      Wish I got a warranty on my Atari Age membership.😜

  23. I hate clicking on an article (to read) but finding a video instead.

    1. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      When it comes to Video Games, that includes this forum or other online articles, I still prefer the old school way of READING about the topic, with accompanying pictures. It's become a lost art form. Most people seem to just do the 'post a video and run' method.

    2. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      My favorite 🤮 is getting a video article then a WORD FOR WORD written transcript underneath it. Who gets paid to do this??

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Or if it's a "top whatever number" list article and its a slideshow that takes you to a new page each time and each new page is 85% ads, and the 'next' button is tiny and located at the bottom of the page after six or seven sound-on video ads. Sorry lads, AdBlock's on for that crap if I don't back out immediately. 

  24. I've spend the past hour using my PC to run PCSX2 to emulate a PS2, which I used to play Intellivision Lives, emulating an Intellivision, allowing me to play Night Stalker.  All with an XBox One controller.   I think I've stumbled on a premise for an Inception sequel. 

    1. NE146

      NE146

      I think you're supposed to start that sentence with "Yo dawg," 

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      That's Awesome!  

       

      Reminds me of this flyer I have.  It's a full color ad for Donkey Kong on Atari 2600.   (Paraphrasing here) It's:   COLECO presents NINTENDO's Donkey Kong for ATARI 2600, from SEGA Distribution.

  25. I starting reading my Conan comics again, and found myself getting a bit miffed when the price on the cover changed from 15 cents to 20 cents.

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    2. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Conan the Barbarian (the one that started in 1970 or so)   I've never considered myself an active collector of anything, just bought whatever I wanted to read/watch/play etc, but for comics, I have managed to horde up complete collections of Conan the Barbarian, Savage Sword of Conan, and Groo the Wanderer <--- kinda like Conan I suppose  😄

    3. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      The Savage Sword magazine was pretty special to me as a kid.  I'm not sure if the "magazine" format allowed them to get around the comic code restrictions or how they pulled it off, but I as blown away but how much those stories really captured the characters and world that I imagined when I read Howard's original stories.  The nudity and savage imagery was far and above what they were able to get away with in the comics books.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Haha Malrak,...I So remember when comics were a quarter, the same as a candy bar...Sometimes I'd get a comic after supper instead of a candy bar, which we often did if we went out to dinner (not all the time mind you).   And I remember being almost perplexed the day I noticed both went up to 35 cents!

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