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What are you doing RIGHT NOW?!?!
Ameristralia! :lol:

Getting itchy feet...
Apr 29 2013, 11:42 AM
Now I'd never sell the lot but I'm just considering trimming off some of the fat as they say and ditching the sports titles and other rubbish games that I'm never likely to play. Question is, do I or don't I?
Go ahead and sell off the fat especially if you don't see yourself ever playing those games again. It doesn't really make much sense to hold on to stuff that isn't collectable and you don't play. If you're not sure about a particular title then ask us before parting with it and I'm sure we'll give you some sound advice. Maybe a member here will even purchase it from you so it'll feel like the game is staying in the family. ;)

What consoles are plugged in? And what games are in them?
Apr 29 2013, 07:15 AM
Milo's Astro Lanes god i hate that game and I love bowling. once everyone is done we could expand the thread to totals like the most common game in certain console, I see a lot of CRT action here which is interesting.
I'm not surprised to see so many people here still have a cathode ray tube (CRT) television set up for retro gaming, really. We're a hardcore group unwilling to accept classic games in any format that displays them less than optimally. Besides, my N64 looks downright horrid on my 40 inch LCD. :lol:

What are your biggest gaming regrets?
I regret not spending more time with Killer Instinct Gold when it was originally released. I got it at launch and returned it less than a week later. If I had it to do all over I would of fashioned some sort of custom 6 button arcade style stick and held mini KIG tournaments in my basement.

Another regret is not picking up F-Zero X when it was originally released. If memory serves, I ignored the game (didn't even rent it) because it lacked on-line play. Also, the reviews for it at the time mentioned how drab the graphics were which turned me off given how good other racing games of the era looked. Nonetheless, I've since come to appreciate F-Zero X for the masterpiece it is but regret not experiencing it with my friends who used to play N64 games with me when I lived up in Maryland. ;_;

Controller Joysticks Questions
Apr 28 2013, 09:36 PM
I have been considering changing the joystick in one of my controllers with either the OEM-Style stick or the GCN style stick. After pondering it for a while, I have thought of some questions:

If I do not like the feeling of the new stick, can I re-install the original joystick back to the controller?
Where can I purchase the OEM and GCN sticks?
What price ranges are each stick in?
Yes you can always reinstall the original stick.

I got my GCN style sticks from a seller on Amazon.

My GCN style sticks cost about 7 or 8 dollars a piece because I ordered 5 at one time.

Note: If you do purchase an OEM stick I strongly suggest taking it apart and lubricating it with ceramic grease. While ceramic grease will not restore a worn stick it will add a substantial amount of life to a N64 thumbstick that is still in good condition.

Ceramic grease works using nanotechnology which coats the base of the stick with micron-sized Teflon particles and ceramic. This acts as a super lubricant that won't wear off and dramatically reduces friction which is what causes the thumbsticks to wear out so quickly in the first place.

Here's a neat video showing how amazing applied nanotechnolgy can be. I suggest watching it with the sound turned off. ;)

Last thing, the GCN style sticks are horrible for playing Super Smash Bros. but work pretty well with racing games like F-Zero X.

Do Funtastic consoles have better video display?
Apr 24 2013, 10:39 AM
wow, i had no idea about this! Thanks for the info!
There's a wealth of information buried deep within the bowels of N64 Forever and it's nice when these tidbits of information occasionally rise to the surface.

My collection WARNING,A LOT OF PICS !!!! enjoy.
Very impressive collection by why so many Xbox 360 controllers?

What consoles are plugged in? And what games are in them?
Apr 28 2013, 04:51 PM
very cool topic idea!
I thought so too as it lets us gain a little insight in to the mind of our individual forum members. What's in your console and which consoles you keep connected tells us a lot about what kind of gamer you really are, IMHO. >_<

N64 Forever Members Map
Apr 28 2013, 01:04 PM
i actually live in the clearwater area.
I've been there and it's very nice. I recall having some conch soup which was similar to a creamy crab soup I often enjoyed when I lived up in Maryland.

Very funny but I often associate my travels with the food I had there while on holiday. When I was down in the Bahamas I had the most delicious 10 oz. broiled lobster tail ever. Hard to believe that I could actually get full from just one lobster tail but I did.

What consoles are plugged in? And what games are in them?
Apr 28 2013, 12:49 PM
Apr 28 2013, 11:22 AM
I can see that you're a pretty heavy duty Mario fan there, Spidercolt. ;)
Yeah you could say that. Lol. I just happened to post on this topic when everything in my consoles was Mario lol
And of course there's your Avatar. :lol:

What consoles are plugged in? And what games are in them?
I can see that you're a pretty heavy duty Mario fan there, Spidercolt. ;)

What consoles are plugged in? And what games are in them?
Bane: Any reason why the Wii is the only system connected to the plasma set? Also, how does your N64 look on your LCD and what kind of connection are you using? Sorry to be such a nerd but I really like to know these things. :huh:

What consoles are plugged in? And what games are in them?
Saw this in another forum and I thought I'd post it here:

"What consoles do you have plugged in at the moment? And what games are currently in each console?"

Here are my answers. Starting from my oldest console:

SNES connected to a CRT TV with S-Video: In it I have the fighting game masterpiece Weaponlord

N64 Connected to a CRT TV with S-Video: Mario Tennis which is proving surprisingly difficult to beat.

Playstation 2 connected to a CRT TV with S-Video: Crash Team Racing which is actually a PS1 game.

GameCube (1) connected to a CRT TV with S-Video: Super Smash Bros. Melee

GameCube (2) connected to a LCD TV with component cables: F-Zero GX

Xbox 360 connected to a LCD TV with HDMI: Halo 4

Wii connected to a LCD TV with component: Mario Kart Wii

My CRT TV is a 20 inch (480i) flat-screen Toshiba and my LCD is a 40 inch (1080p) Sharp Aquos which also has a Sony 5.1 surround sound system connected to it.

Rarest/Luckiest Video Game Finds
I found my copy of Clayfighter: Sculptor's Cut at a used book store for just $5. :whistle:

Then at a yard sale I purchased everything in this picture for only 6 dollars. :D

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Post When You Buy or Sell Any Game
Apr 27 2013, 11:09 AM
Also bought a Wii for $4. Pretty good day.
Am I reading that right, you got a Nintendo Wii for only 4 dollars! :o

I've been thinking about trying to find an inexpensive one on the used market to give to my friend Doug as a gift. I figure if I get it for him he'll spring for Mario Kart Wii and we can race against each other on-line. I suspect he'd enjoy the Virtual Console version of Mario Kart 64 too since we played it so much back in the day.

Yeah, you had a fantastic day! So share with us the story of how you got that Wii so cheap. :huh:

Nintendo 64 Forever: Happy Birthday thread
A very happy birthday to you Mr. Clarky!

Fun Facts!
I'm sorry to go video but if a picture is worth a thousand words then surely this video is worth a million.

N64 Forever Members Map
Looking at Europe on the map I don't see any Nintendo 64 Forever members in Germany, France, Spain or Italy. Doesn't that seem odd? :unsure:

The Wii U Topic
From what I'm reading, it seems that both Sony and Microsoft have realized that they have to come out of the gate strong. Sony is even claiming that the PS4 will launch with the strongest lineup EVER for a new console.

Thinking about it I suspect that's part of the reason for the original Wii's success, the fact that Nintendo wisely chose to include Wii Sports as a pack-in game. That created an incentive to buy the console because it added tremendous value. It also allowed the Wii to out-of-the-box show off the feature that made it so unique. Motion control would probably have been seen as being merely a gimmick if Nintendo hadn't packed in a game that so brilliantly displayed how fun that feature could be.

The biggest mistake with the Wii U is that something as revolutionary or as powerful as Wii Sports wasn't released within the launch window. Sure, the Wii U will ultimately rise or fall on the strength of its exclusive software but in my estimation Nintendo made a huge tactical error by not gaining a large chunk of market share early.

Post When You Buy or Sell Any Game
Apr 26 2013, 10:36 AM
Apr 26 2013, 09:48 AM
Apr 26 2013, 07:24 AM
Nice, but not as cool as my Camel cigarettes Gamecube.
(Kidding . . . couldn't resist)

What's next, a Moonlite BunnyRanch GameCube? :lol:
im sure that would sell really well! :D
Probably wouldn't be legal outside the State of Nevada. ;)

I've just realized that I haven't purchased a video game in a long time. Maybe I should start selling off some as I've got multiple copies of a few titles.

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