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Discs have one key advantage over downloadable media; they do not expire. While most codes will remain valid after their written expiry date they are not guaranteed.

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#2  Edited By AngstOverlord

Really, the best thing for a person to leave you with is a smile. Ryan was a master of that art.

Never stop shaking that baby. Never.

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I don't intend to participate, at least until firm establishments are made. With the increased emphasis on digital distribution as a means to combat p-p-piracy, physical media availability will decline and so will many sales or discounts of older software. Many titles are worth purchasing day one but there are always titles that can't win that sort of confidence or are close to unknown. Who bought Crash Time on its release? How many people were even aware of it? For $40-$60 it's less appealing a buy but for $10 it's much less of a financial risk. That's why I've grown increasingly fond of Steam... their sporadic deep discounts encourage the purchase of less familiar titles and make the irritation sometimes involved in getting titles to run more tolerable.

The new consoles and their software libraries will take time to develop. Taking the time 'off' will give me a chance to whittle down the backlog from this generation. And the one before that. Plus, the money 'saved' from not getting a Wii U or PS4 or whatever means a greater budget for buying games for my 3DO. Yaaay :D totally gonna get me some Demolition Man!

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#4  Edited By AngstOverlord

@LordAndrew said:

Throw out that piece of shit and buy a real manly console for real men that you can play Call of Duty on like the manly man you wish you were.

"Ahm a manly man because I play with virtual guns and so should you! Anything else is for PUSSIES." :3

Real shotguns are so loud. It's not the kickback I mind so much but the volume, even with earplugs. It has no relation whatsoever to the collection of sprites in Doom resembling a shotgun. Game preference cannot be used as a metric for determining one's masculinity, although it could be argued they're an insight into how secure they feel in their masculine identity. Real men give no fucks over playing Viva Pinata, they just do it if they want to. Plant a few flowers, then fight Nazis.

I still say horizontal orientation is better for the hardware and C_Rakestraw brings up a good point. If those cables get snagged do you really want to test the Wii's aerodynamic properties? That would be an unfortunate thing to have happen. Laying it flat would at least give it a shot at keeping planted.

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#5  Edited By AngstOverlord

It ain't a wirin' problem til' it's stranglin' pets or children. That's how I've come to approach it, though you can never have too many switchers, because like hell I'm squidging behind the TV every time I want to change systems. That'd be crazy.

You have an Oddy 2 :D which is awesome. What controller type does yours have? Mine's the connected variety with 'ACTION' stamped into the buttons. How's your Virtual Boy doing? More and more frequently the screens are having issues due to glue degradation, which can be fixed, though it's supposed to be tricky. It's always good to hear about people who haven't had problems or were able to fix them.

Yours is an impressive setup and it'd totally be worth crashing on the floor if one got to play with the Vectrex!

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It's all a matter of preference. Personally, I like Gradius a bit more due to its slightly lower difficulty curve and unusual level design. Gradius III was gorgeous for its time and made some nice use of the SNES hardware. R-Type has more for the purist, however, and due to the sheer tenacity of its brand it's natural for it to have a stronger following. There's no such thing as Gradius Command but by the same token R-Type lacks a spin-off series rife with penguins. They're both solid and worthwhile space-shippy-shooty series.

Also, Darius. Here there be space fish.

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Limiting user freedom would be bad enough but limiting the guys for either sanitary or commercial reasons would just be abhorrent. After firings or 'disappearing' interns that would be my greatest legitimate concern. Yes, a conversation or two skips the bounds of good taste but a creepy little aside about pinup art straddling nosecones is entirely worth watching a bunch of grown men panic when an engine catches fire and whether this is pilot error or the result of strafing. I also think some of the best Quick Looks are for the worst games and though I can't see a publisher getting hell-bent in defense of The Oregon Trail... well...

I kind of meant to go Premium at the start of the month but was lured by the siren's song of Taito Memories II vol. 1 and 2. One membership wouldn't have made a bit of difference at this stage but I can't help but feel kind of guilty. All I wanted was Chase H.Q. and S.C.I. . All I wanted was some arcade action. Is that... so wrong..?

I sincerely hope that this buyout at least doesn't screw over the staff. I really do.

P.S.: Please remember to feed the interns.

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#8  Edited By AngstOverlord

Good luck, gentlemen. You're sure as hell going to need it...

Onward to an uncertain future of rainbow vomit graphics, staff firings, broken code and profanity filters! Yaaaay oh god I can never get my videos to work there and Monster Hunter 2 is unaddable to my collection and I have to edit things repeatedly due to using the word 'bitch' in the context of something what which is broken and terrible. SOMEONE SAVE THE INTERNS BEFORE THEY'RE CONVERTED INTO SOYLENT GREEN SO THE REST OF THE STAFF MAY GAIN SUSTENANCE!!

NO I AM NOT PANICKING!!! WHATEVER GAVE YOU THAT IMPRESSION?!

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@GorillaMoPena said:

I guess in theory there is some value in using them as padding in packages.

... I've actually done this. They're nice and maleable so they're perfect traveling companions to brittle goods. It looks really weird to open a box and see a horde of tiny beady-eyed animals staring out but, hell, have to keep those Sega CD longboxes in one piece somehow!

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This. This is the Beanie Baby most worthy of your adoration and love. There are none as pure and beautiful as Wiggly the Squid.

... Well, I like him, anyway. He makes a nice companion for the iridescent jellyfish and its babies. Some of the really ancient Beanies might be worth 'something' but market saturation totaled their basic value. I can't believe they're still making these things... but hell, I got a fun realistic looking toad last year, so I'm not complaining.