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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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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:49 PM

I have the game on my X-Box 360, but this is incredibly tempting.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:55 PM

I need the Marvel one too. I have a Saturn with these, but I want an arcade perfect CotA.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:02 AM

I won't lie to you guys, I want that TMNT machine! I was hoping that the other one would have the 4 player X-Men, but since it is just the fighter games, I'll pass on that one.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:33 PM

Man those look so damn cool but I neither have the space or the budget for those. But man Id love to play TMNT and X-men on an arcade again.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:17 PM

These guys had a booth at E3. I ended up playing a real vintage Galaga, then playing the Arcade1Up versions about an hour later, and I have to say the 2/3-size version was quite nice and an excellent substitute for the "real thing." The buttons and joystick felt solid, and the joystick was locked in to only go left-right as it should for Galaga.

 

I also tried the tabletop and wall-mount versions. The tabletop one actually still seemed sturdy, with satisfying controls, but the flat wall-mounts seemed like they had crappy screens--it was impossible to get a good angle unless it was mounted right at eye-level, which seems very inconvenient. I did notice some glitches--the trackball in the tabletop Centipede barely worked, and the wall-mount Pac-Man had a black ghost, but buying a 40-year-old vintage machine would come with those kind of risks as well.

 

I asked the reps about Ms. Pac-Man, which they said they were working to get. I also asked if there were options in the games to change settings, like the dipswitches in vintage arcade games that would start you with extra lives and change bonus values and such, and they didn't really know. If they do put out a Ms. Pac-Man, with the option to speed it up (which pretty much every extant vintage machine uses, but Namco Museum compilations never allow), then I'll probably be in for one.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

I know the Mortal Kombat port has the dip switch options at least.  Not sure about any other machine.

 

With X-Men Arcade (the 4 player beat-em up), problems I foresee with ever doing that one is the two screens (yes there was also a 1 screen version) and what to put on the machine besides that.  I believe every other machine has at least two games on with it.  I don't think there is another Konami Marvel arcade game to throw on there.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:24 PM

I know the Mortal Kombat port has the dip switch options at least.  Not sure about any other machine.

 

With X-Men Arcade (the 4 player beat-em up), problems I foresee with ever doing that one is the two screens (yes there was also a 1 screen version) and what to put on the machine besides that.  I believe every other machine has at least two games on with it.  I don't think there is another Konami Marvel arcade game to throw on there.

 

The four player version was a single screen, only the large six player version was two screens.

 

Besides TMNT 1 and 2, there was Simpsons, Sunset riders, and Avengers that used that same format, so they could use one of those with X-men if they wanted. Avengers would be the best match since they are both marvel super hero beat em up games. That would give Sunset riders to Simpsons when that game eventually comes out.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:25 PM

I was going to say "surely the Simpsons would be a much harder license to secure than Marvel" but then I realized Disney just owns all that stuff now.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:28 PM

and next is Star Wars Arcade.

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:55 PM

That is neat, as those yokes tend to mess up over time, but those are not really my thing.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:24 PM

I like the idea of table-top Arcade1Up's, but who decided on that yellow for Pac-Man? I'd much rather have a more authentic(-ish) black.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:14 PM

Ah not the later SW arcade but the old school Atari ones. Makes sense but I loved the 90s Arcade and would down many a dollar on that game.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:05 PM

Ah not the later SW arcade but the old school Atari ones. Makes sense but I loved the 90s Arcade and would down many a dollar on that game.

I was at Disney World in 1999 and I sat down with $10 to play through the whole game.  It was glorious (even if I sucked HARD at the lightsaber portions).

 

My hope would be a mixed set with Sega's Star Wars Trilogy Arcade and their version of the Pod Racer game.  Heck, if EA weren't such draconian jerks, maybe we could have gotten such a package on consoles.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:57 AM

 

Ah not the later SW arcade but the old school Atari ones. Makes sense but I loved the 90s Arcade and would down many a dollar on that game.

I was at Disney World in 1999 and I sat down with $10 to play through the whole game.  It was glorious (even if I sucked HARD at the lightsaber portions).

 

My hope would be a mixed set with Sega's Star Wars Trilogy Arcade and their version of the Pod Racer game.  Heck, if EA weren't such draconian jerks, maybe we could have gotten such a package on consoles.

 

 

Wow! I was there at the same time in July of 99 and I played through that game there too! Small world!

 

Ah not the later SW arcade but the old school Atari ones. Makes sense but I loved the 90s Arcade and would down many a dollar on that game.

 

 

That was the game that i was hoping for too. I played through it about two years ago at the local mall before the arcade closed, and it was fun.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:20 PM

Since we were talking TMNT arcade here, I think I'll put this here.

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I just happened to notice this. That television truck has the call letters KBLA.

1. TMNT takes place in New York. This is well known. Call letters beginning in K are west coast call letters. Any station in New York would start with a 'W'.

2. I actually googled KBLA. There actually is a radio (not television) station with those call letters...in Santa Monica.
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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:08 PM

It might just be someone's initials. 


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:37 PM

Or someone might have just been stringing letters together for the graphics.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 06:00 PM

It's probably just that the Japanese guy who drew that specific truck simply wasn't aware of FCC regulations requiring call signs east of the Mississippi to start with the letter W.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:22 AM

So Wednesday evening, I stopped by wal-mart on the way home from work. I was taking my time and walking through the electronics section, when I hear the familiar sounds of Galaga. There, two rows over, they have an aisle with the arcade 1UP games with a very worn Galaga 1up machine, and surrounding it are three 20 year olds trying to play it. I watch them play for a minute, and after the one guy finally loses on stage two, he turns to me and says, "Do you think that you can beat the high score?"

 

At that exact moment, Over the Walmart speakers, I swear that eye of the tiger starts playing, and I am like, "Yeah, I got this."

 

Turns out that the high score was actually pretty dang high, but I almost beat it on my first try. And I got all the way to level 7 which isn't that bad considering I haven't played galaga in years.

 

It was a great moment.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:08 AM

Happened by my local Walmart and was able to get a helpful employee to get this out of the back.  :)

 

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