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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 07:17 AM

https://www.arcade1up.com

This looks really interesting to me. It looks like each cabinet runs about $300. The cabinets are fairly small (as in more of a sit down rather than stand-up). But there are risers available (not sure about what the additional cost is).

I'd kinda like to get one of these, like, if they're still around come next tax-return or if I can have a few months to save up for it.

I mean, most of the games I see now that I care about (Final Fight, Street Fighter II, Galaga), I already have "arcade-perfect" ports of thanks to PS3 and Switch. So this would really just be a whole thrill of an actual arcade cabinet at home type thing. Now if they could get the license to some Konomi games (Particularly TMNT), I would be all over this no hesitation.

Now I know some of you already have actual arcade cabinets in your homes already. So this may not be something you'd care too much for. I've heard there are higher quality cabinets that can be made with more games and bigger cabinets and all. But for someone who isn't up on the whole technical side of things such as building their own cabinets and stuff, from what I've heard this is really easy even for us non-tech type people to put together and have.

I don't know. Like I said, I already have the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. So it makes it hard to spend $300 for another copy of Street Fighter II. I also have the CapCom Beat 'Em Up collection. So it would be hard to justify the one with Final Fight on it. But if they ever did get the rights for a TMNT one, I'd be all over that. Otherwise, I may just consider that Street Fighter one just as a way of actually having something resembling an arcade cabinet in my home.
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

Canadian retailers: Walmart!

 

I can't wait to see how badly marked up it will be. Regardless: I've been waffling about actually building an arcade cabinet for a long while now (It's mine and my brothers "summer project" since before his kid was born.), and this... seems like it could be a reasonably priced alternative. And depending on the hardware and how effectively it could be modded, might just be an "out of the box" solution to that.

 

Cheers man. This is something I am going to keep my eye on.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:36 AM

I'd love one but space, and no game really grabs me yet.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:56 AM

And, just thinking: if these get popular enough, they might do a lightgun edition. If it had either of the first two house of the dead games, I would jump on it.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:58 AM

Thing is... sadly off the top of my head, not sure what games I would like.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:42 AM

The size of these things, even with the pedestal is tiny. For the cost of them, they aren't horrible if you want one for the novelty, but I would suggest making a MAME cabinet if you really are interested. More games, more fun, and the pride that you built it all for the same amount of money.  


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:17 AM

Yeah, the size does seem to be an issue. If you can build your own, that's probably a better way to go. I think the lure of this is for people *raises hand* who wouldn't even know where to begin making a cabinet. It's made for dummies like me to build out of box in half an hour.

Wonko: My understanding is that if by modding you mean you want a better joystick and buttons, it is possible to do that. But I'm not sure just how extensive modding potential is. May be something to look into before you buy.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 02:14 PM

Yeah, the size does seem to be an issue. If you can build your own, that's probably a better way to go. I think the lure of this is for people *raises hand* who wouldn't even know where to begin making a cabinet. It's made for dummies like me to build out of box in half an hour.

Wonko: My understanding is that if by modding you mean you want a better joystick and buttons, it is possible to do that. But I'm not sure just how extensive modding potential is. May be something to look into before you buy.

Modding can also mean "figuring out how to extend the use of the hardware". Like they did with the NES classic and getting more games into the system. Looks like each of these cabinets come with 4 to five games, depending on which one you get: and depending on the hardware running the games (proprietary hardware/software, or off the shelf stuff like android, raspberry pie, or even a windows based system running off a netbook.) there might be the capacity to increase the controllers, change the control scheme, sideload more software onto it.

 

Some tech heads are going to get them, strip 'em to their bolts, and frankenstein them into something else entirely. And in the process, the rest of us can figure how to... optimize the play experience. :)


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:02 PM

Early reports seem to suggest the things don't have much internal storage, but people who got units early have already succeeded in replacing the board with a raspberry pi for a more flexible emulation setup.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:54 PM

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That's the last of my tax return, but dang I love my life right about now!
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:30 PM

You willing to crack either of those open for hacking purposes? Cause I still wanna know how moddable they are.

 

Oh yeah: congrats man. They do look damn fine.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:10 PM

You willing to crack either of those open for hacking purposes? Cause I still wanna know how moddable they are.

Over my dead body! I bought them stock and stock they shall remain. Though I may consider getting bat heads for the Street Fighter sticks, maybe. But that would be it.

My understanding from everyone I've heard though is that you can mod things like the sticks and buttons. I think there may even be some light up marquees you can get, though don't quote me on that.

But if your goal is to add more games, it simply doesn't have the storage to do that. You'd seriously be better just to get a raspberry or whatever they're called. This is really for the nitch consumer who wants something stock that they can play or someone who just doesn't have the tech knowledge and needs a simple IKEA machine that Joe Shmoe can put together in an hour.

Oh yeah: congrats man. They do look damn fine.

Thanks! It really does feel like I have a mini-arcade in my dining room and it's really hitting the nostalgic feels something fierce.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:59 AM

You need a 2010 to put between Street Fighter and Final Fight!

 

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:01 PM

*death glare*
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:18 PM

*death glare*

 

Ooh... Getting a Mario Kart 8 cabinet? ;)



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:05 AM

I am glad that you are enjoying your 1Up cabs! For the money, they are a great way to get some arcade games in your home.

 

On a side note, I really need to get back to my arcade restorations.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:29 PM

Thanks! I have a bunch of these on consoles already. But having grown up with the arcades, I have to say that nothing beats the feeling of playing these games on a cabinet.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:13 AM

I'm considering getting the Final Fight and Mortal Kombat cabinets to join my Street Fighter one.

 

I've seen lots of videos were people replace the joystick and buttons as well as the CPU used (with Raspberry).  It's actually pretty easy for the most part.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

I wish I had the money to get both the Final Fight and Mortal Kombat ones. But I could only afford one. Since I already had the Mortal Kombat collection on PS3 and had yet to have a decent version of Strider, it made the decision kinda easy.

Good luck with your hunt.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:26 PM



TMNT! Holy crap! Guys, you don't even understand. This is the arcade game I played more than Street Fighter, more than Mortal Kombat...quite possibly more than even Final Fight. I have the NES "Arcade Game" and the SNES Turtles in Time. But those were nowhere near arcade perfect. I got the unlocks that came as extras in the Gamecube games. But those were missing the music, a lot of soundbites and even the credits.

So to finally, after all these years, have arcade perfect ports within my grasp? Holy shit, guys! I've already used my tax return for Street Fighter and Final Fight. But even if I have to put this on the credit card, this will be mine. Seriously, you have no idea how long I've wanted this.
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