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@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.


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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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