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Post your N64 Gaming Setup
gaavoid
Jan 31 2017, 06:09 PM
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Beautiful setup you've got there, gaavoid! You're ready to play just about any game ever released. :yeah:

Super Smash Bros
Last day to talk about Super Smash Bros. as game of the month. So yeah, Donkey Kong is mad fun to play as in SSB64. He's slow - yes - but he's got a great spike for taking an opponent's stock if they're not careful. People who like to play with tank characters will feel right at home with DK because he can soak up plenty of abuse before becoming vulnerable to smash attacks. His up-B is versatile too so not only will it get you back on the stage but it can also be used to deal out some damage along the way.

Back when Super Smash Bros. Brawl's on-line mode was still working I often played as Donkey Kong. His power compensated nicely for the lag that was prevalent in that game. Nowadays in Sm4sh, however, I mostly play as the mischievous Wario who also happens to be the character I use most in Mario Kart 8. :D

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Wii discussion
Shellshocker18
Jan 29 2017, 09:10 PM
It's very nice deal nonetheless especially with the Wii included.
I think $20 for the case and Wii console was a phenomenal deal. Ever since people started to realize what great retro consoles Wii's make the price has slowly been going up on them. The one I got is particularly nice because it accepts and reads GameCube games perfectly. Sometimes when backwards compatible Wii's get older they start not being able to read GC discs very well which is a real bummer if you like to play games like Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart: Double Dash and F-Zero GX that offer up a lifetime of replay value. :)

Wii discussion
Shellshocker18
Jan 29 2017, 09:10 PM
I haven't played Project M since they came out with that final update and I really should. I remember trying to play brawl again after Project M and realized it's like playing in an anti gravity chamber
The last official release of Project M is version 3.6 and it's absolutely brilliant. Not only is Brawl's inherent floatiness gone but all the characters seem pretty well balanced too. If you have a friend to play it with I'm certain you'll enjoy PM 3.6 and will probably never want to play basic Brawl ever again.

Wii discussion
Somebody on Craig's List sold me this spiffy Wii carrying case with a nearly mint condition white backwards compatible Wii inside for just $20 dollars. He even delivered it to my house! 8)

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I suspect he let it go for such a low price because he didn't include the Wii-mote but that's fine with me because I have several spares. This carrying case is perfect for bringing my Wii over to a friend's house when we play Project M. I'm really quite happy with it! :wub:

Fake listing?
DirtyTastingSpoons
Jan 29 2017, 10:13 AM
I'm really just posting because this sort of thing really makes me sad. What do you guys think about this?
Makes me sad too. Why on earth would anybody want a bad reproduction of Sculptor's Cut in their collection? Also, this time it's easy to spot the fake but maybe the next time it'll be much harder to tell. I wonder if the fake weighs about the same as a legitimate copy?

COUNTERFEIT E3 1997 controllers are a reality
It's not just happening in the world of video games.

China: Faking It

COUNTERFEIT E3 1997 controllers are a reality
The ugly scourge of counterfeits is probably the main reason why I got out of collecting. It's an issue within Nintendo 64 collecting circles to be sure but it's an even bigger problem with other consoles like the Neo-Geo. Here's an informative article from the New Yorker that I believe some here will find informative and somewhat relevant.

The Unexpectedly High-Stakes World of Neo Geo Collecting

With knockoffs coming from China, France and Germany now the world of video game collecting has become very high-stakes indeed. :-/

The Wii U Topic
floorcat
Jan 25 2017, 06:50 PM
I ordered a refurbished MK8 bundle from Walmart for store pick-up last week for a pretty smokin' price of $180 (it was the only one in stock online at the time)... arrived on Monday, still need to pick it up. >_<
Does this mean you'll join us next time we have another Mario Kart 8 race night? :)

Opening a Retro Videogame Store
Pros:

A brick and mortar retro game store might catch fire and become a general gaming hub where owners of the Switch, for example, gather along with rare game collectors for local tournaments and to buy their wares. I don't know how you turn enthusiasm in to profits but I suppose there is a way. Maybe by selling t-shirts like BDR suggested.

Cons:

The widespread proliferation of inexpensive emulation devices and the continuing challenge of making retro consoles look good on modern televisions.

My sense is that moving forward a retro game store would have a hard time turning a profit and that's probably why so few of them exist. Then there's this.

Collectors Are Stripping Japan's Rare-Game Paradise Bare

Favorite YouTube Channel?
I tend to watch a lot of TechSource because I love neurotically neat desk setups. :lol: The channel is blatant advertisement but I can't complain too much because I often find it informative. Here's a sample.

Setup Wars

As an engineer this channels tends to strike a cord with me since I'm all about streamlining my desk to maximize productivity. ^_^


What games are you playing?
Retro Junkie
Jan 23 2017, 05:40 PM
Because my wonderful Wife gave me a Super Famicom for Christmas, I've been totally over my head in purchasing & playing imports.
Right now it's,
Last Fighter Twin Great Battle 2 (Gundam Final Fight?)
Garou Densetsu 2
Gegege No Kitaro (Weird & creepy, but good)
Street Fighter Zero 2

I have about 10 games out there that I am waiting for. It is like the 90's all over again.
Your wife is indeed wonderful!

Ironically, I've been playing the SNES version of Street Fighter Alpha 2 lately as well. I love Dhalsim's moveset in that game.

Hey, you may want to check out Godzilla: Kaijuu Daikessen. It's not very deep but it's still a shipload of fun if you're a fan of either fighting games or the Japanese giant monster genre.

Mymee64's collection!
I may be in the minority but I find a loose collection quite thrilling to see pictures of. :w00t:

Fan Labor - Thoughts, Favorites, etc.
Thanks for bringing us up to speed on copyright law, kartmaster. :yeah:




D.J Cat
 
I do remember enjoying PM mostly for having some really cool levels.

Peach's Castle in PM 3.6 is absolutely stunning! I like it even better than the SSBWiiU version.




BTW, you can still DL all the versions Project M on the mirror site. I won't provide the link here to stay clear or legal entanglements but a quick Google search should turn it up. In my humble opinion versions 3.5 and 3.6 are the best, though.

Super Smash Bros
@ItalianBaptist: I know, right. Me and my friend Steven often pick Dream Land and Hyrule Castle when we play SSBWiiU. :D

Watcha Listenin' To?
Awash in 90's nostalgia while listening to one of my favorite songs from the era.

The Stone Roses - "Love Spreads"

"Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen"

The Wii U Topic
So many Super Smash Bros. related topics on this forum have motivated me to start playing the Wii U version again. I've decided to take a more lighthearted approach and not take the game too seriously which is ultimately proving to be a lot more fun.

By the way, it recently came to my attention that Europe got a Super Smash Bros. Wii U bundle. Too bad we never got it here in the United States. Yeah, it's the Basic model Wii U with just 8GB of storage but you can easily and inexpensively supplement that with an additional 32GB flash-drive.

Super Smash Bros
The original Super Smash Bros. is unapologetically a product of the late 90's fighting game scene as it includes legitimate combos and powerful grabs that can eliminate an opponent's stock. This is probably why many of us fans still enjoy playing it to this day even though several sequels have been released. It's much like how many fans still play Super Street Fighter II Turbo even though the Street Fighter series is currently on its fifth installment. We know that Nintendo's next console Switch will feature 'Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers' in its lineup which is essentially the ultimate expression of SSFIIT. Wouldn't it be nice if Nintendo also released an HD redux of Super Smash Bros. 64 on the Switch? That way fans could play their favorite iteration of Smash, replete with its powerful grabs and more technical smash attacks, on modern televisions. If nothing else it would make watching footage of tournaments much easier on the eyes. :lol:

Mymee64 checking in!
MymeeN64
Jan 21 2017, 09:37 AM
I have zero interest collecting anything mint or CiB, I want the beat up carts with sloppy children's hand writing, something that was used and loved! I believe the joy and energy is stuck in that plastic forever!
I find this attitude so refreshing! :yeah:

Yeah, games are made to be played and enjoyed and if they get worn in the process - so be it. :D

Watcha Listenin' To?
I love dance music. :dance:

Fitz and the Tantrums - HandClap

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