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  1. Just heard a good ol' redneck cover band play a riveting version of Motley Crue's "Live Warrr" followed by ACDC's "Live Warrr"

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      can good ol' and redneck be in the same sentence?

    2. GoldLeader
  2. You wanna impress someone with your Sega Master System -- what game do you choose?

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    2. NE146

      NE146

      Honestly, even in 1988 games like Megaman 2 & Contra made it hard to be impressed with most anything the SMS offered. Ask me because I had both and knew this inherently. That said, I'd pick Phantasy Star which really did blow away every other 8-bit game out there, and Dragon Warrior/Quest 1 seemed that much more primitive.

    3. Inky

      Inky

      Flojomojo

       

       

      I started a thread on this in December.

       

      http://atariage.com/forums/topic/286459-must-have-sega-master-system-games/

    4. Flojomojo
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  3. At some point over the past few months, my PSP battery became swollen, cracked, and popped the back off the system. Internet seems to think this is a "known issue." Any other systems (or controllers) have this "known issue" that I need to be worried about?

    1. thanatos

      thanatos

      Pretty much all old rechargeable batteries can swell up.

    2. Andromeda Stardust

      Andromeda Stardust

      Lion batteries can leak or explode when they malfunvction, and in extreme cases catch fire to the device.

    3. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      It's a known issue in any device that contains a soft walled rechargable lithium battery pack. So most modern handheld game systems, wireless controllers, tablets, and cell phones. They're all at risk for going kablooey eventually. There are some exceptions thankfully, like the Nintendo DS/3DS systems which use hard walled battery packs.

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  4. C64 Mini for 40 bucks at WalMart plus 5 bucks back via TopCashBack? Sure, I'll bite.

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Wow, almost tempted myself at that price. What's TopCashBack though? I added it to the cart, went to check out and it said I'll save $.40 for picking it up. lol

    2. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      TopCashBack is a websit that gives you small percentages back for buying at walmart/target/amazon, etc. Usually 1 - 5 percent back, but they frequently have offers like "spend $25 and get an extra $5 back," which is what I used for the C64. I signed up and started using it when Star Wars Episode 7 released. They gave 100% of the price back, and that pulled me in

    3. save2600

      save2600

      Ahhh... wow, thanks for the explanation!

  5. I know you've never heard this before -- I don't remember this game being this difficult back in the 80's.

    1. save2600

      save2600

      More difficult or less patient? After all these decades, I don't have too much trouble with the twitch or reflex aspect of it all. Helps to be a drummer that way I guess. :P

  6. Finished Sonic 1 and 2; nearly finished with Mania - I'm now convinced that Sonic is the worst designed "successful" franchise I've ever played.

    1. Jess Ragan

      Jess Ragan

      Loved it when I was a teenager. Even the 2D games don't do much for me anymore, though.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      OK I just looked up Sonic Mania...Damn now I kinda want a Nintendo Switch!

  7. Oh, Sonic... why you gotta always jump backwards whenever there's a small incline in front of you?

    1. Nathan Strum
    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      When I fell on spikes and died by flying up in the air one last time, I would try to pause it so it looked like the spike was going up his butt. He had a suitably horrified look on his face.

  8. Guess it’s time to give Sonic another chance. Confuses me, though. I’m never sure if I’m supposed to go fast, or take my time, explore, and collect the rings.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I like their malts.

    2. NE146

      NE146

      Like they say.. you play it fully, you'll figure it out. Put it this way, if you make it to the Labyrinth Zone you won't be going very fast since it's under water. :)

    3. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Funny thing is, I played (and finished) the original at some point in the 90s. I just remember not liking it much, and never knowing if I should blaze through or explore. Somehow though, I’ve ended up with pretty much all of them over the years, including Sonic Mania on Switch, so time to revisit, I suppose.

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  9. Watched all of She-Ra (2018) with my daughter over the weekend. I expected a bit of “meh,” but thought it was great!

    1. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      I don't know where or how, but I caught an episode of She-Ra last year (must've been travelling for work and saw it at a hotel) and I really liked it.

  10. Merry New Year! Ah HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  11. My Playstation Classic has gotten more use than any of my “mini consoles.” I’ve been using it to hold down the corner of the Christmas paper to help with wrapping presents.

  12. “I don’t know what’s going on!!!” – Phrase most often heard during our time playing Smash Bros tonight.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Often heard during David Lynch movies as well...

  13. Apparently, my reading comprehension goes straight to Hades when I try to follow the “FPGA Based Videogame System” thread.

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Think that's bad. The collective intelligence of AA goes to hell on the taco thread.

       

      Last year it was a garbage dump. This month it's a landfill.

    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I'm gonna do some side by side features comparison matrices with mono spaced fonts so everything lines up.

       

      Pancake breakfast vs Ataribox

       

      Nintendo Switch vs Ataribox

       

      Keatah vs Ataribox

       

      It's gonna be landfilleriffic and you'll laugh til you stop.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I love the taco thread! lot of good laughs there...Nutari brought it on themselves, being sue-happy, lying, impersonating "Atari", calling that abomination a VCS...

  14. Dear Gamestop, how are you supposed to say in business if your website doesn't let any orders process properly and the guy from India calling himself "Steve" has no idea what "Oops... undefined order error" means?

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ...And GS said, "Our computer says we have it, But we Don't...So we can't order it for you. Aren't you online?" Yes, So I bought it and the next decade worth of stuff online...

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      BTW, At that point, KMart, WalMart and Target employees were also asking me if I was online, very much implying that I should simply buy it there and let them get back to their Death of Retail thing they were doing.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I wrote a letter describing the experience and it got published in PSM (PlayStation Magazine)...The one with Metal Gear 4 on the cover. :)

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  15. RIP Customer Service. Not sure when you died, but it's clear that you're no longer with us.

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      I'd be far happier if I knew I'd be able to make rent AND be able to eat, AND have disposable income with which to better my life, these are high school and college students who are eating nothing but cup noodles everyday because they can't pay rent and tuition as well as buy groceries. These guys can't afford to live.

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Part of the issue is seeing CS as a "cost center" to be squeezed. I feel like obvious outsourcing to India for call centers seems to be out of fashion -- or maybe they're just hidden behind chat windows nowadays?

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      @DoctorSpuds: It's not a matter of being happy, it's about doing your *#[email protected] job!

       

      If I'm upset at work, I am not allowed to just blow my tasks, do them wrong or spitefully. If I did, I'd get fired.

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  16. Dealership where I bought my truck -- Before buying: at least 2 calls per day. After buying: 0 calls in 4 days, even though a callback was promised.

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Sounds like it's ran by arseholes. What kind of truck? I'd change out the factory oil at 2k and put in a quality filter and Mobil 1 synthetic.

  17. Nissan Frontier All Black Midnight Edition, or Chevy Colorado LT? I like both equally for different (and quite opposite) reasons, so having a hard time making the choice.

    1. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      4.0 V6 with 5 speed transmission in the Nissan, and 3.6 V6 with 8 speed transmission in the Chevy.

    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      How about a nice Mazda mx-5 Miata? :)

    3. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      How about a "Canyonero"? "top of the line in utility sports, unexplained fires are a matter for the courts.."

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  18. Do car salesmen not have any leeway to negotiate a deal anymore? Prices that I've gotten for up to 2 months ago are still pretty much the same offers now, with the occasional "I have a coupon" that'll bring it down about 500 bucks or so.

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Those are cool. A friend has a beautiful silver one with the black fender flares, 4 door, short bed, 4x4. Trucks come in handy. If buying used, the prices are so strong it's almost better to buy new for not much more. Plus you get a full warranty.

    2. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      I like the Colorado's front better.

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      Lots of dealerships are moving to the "no haggle" method. Then they sell you all the add-ons.

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  19. All your debts are paid and you have 150,000 in your savings account paying a whopping 0.01%. What do you invest it in?

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    2. Inky

      Inky

      A machine to wake me up, because there's no way this is really happening to me.

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      A tiny cabin out in the country for me to disappear to when I'm tired of regular life, and low cost index funds.

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      Put it all on black.

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  20. Happy Dragon Quest XI day!!!

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      what i wouldn't give to veg out, undisturbed, for the 100 hours it would take to play a game like that

    2. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Same here! Sadly, I'm gonna have to squeeze some play time between full tiem job, home upkeep, girlfriends, 2 kids, and a couple of needy dogs. Still looking forward to it!

  21. "I really agree with your concerning and am on hold with your request refund." -- Norton Customer Service chat (direct copy and paste)

    1. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      "I respect your decision. Allow for me please 2-3 minutes to proceeds full refund for you." -- same chat

    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Yup, sounds about right. I think I talked to him last week when I called AT&T for support.

  22. I've always been a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, but didn't give Unity a chance because it was a buggy mess at launch. Now, 4 years later, I figured it's time to get caught up with the series. Unity is fantastic so far!

  23. "Biscuits and Gravy" or "Gravy and Biscuits?" I didn't think it mattered, but saw two old dudes about to throw down this AM over which is "correct." So I guess it matters to some.

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    2. xucaen

      xucaen

      I have little hope for the Human genus.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I've only heard Biscuits and Gravy...But I suppose the other would be the same...Sounds weird to me.

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Everyone knows that it's actually "scones with sauce."

       

      They're scones. Biscuits are something else. :P

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  24. So, approx $1500 repair for a vehicle with $2900 trade in value. Is the repair worth it or time to move on and buy a new car?

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    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Or just... you know, take a bus.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      You've got a lot to consider (If you take into account all of the comments)...Let us know how it goes with a future Status Update! And yeah What kind of car? Curious is all...Enquiring minds want to know!

    4. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Thanks for the info and opinions, guys! Yeah, still have a bit of thinking to do, but it helps to get outside takes on it, too. I know there are lots of variables, of course, but it's a 2004 4x4 Crew Cab S-10. Nothing too fancy, but a bit nicer than than my other car (2004 Cavalier)

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  25. Gotta check out several Wii Pro Classic controllers to make sure they work. Anyone games on the Wii that take advantage of all buttons + sticks?

    1. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      I assume Monster Hunter?

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