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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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#1 Caldwin

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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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