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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...


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Is it possible to hook up a PS2 to a laptop?


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#1 1stStageMidboss

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

I'm (hopefully) going away to university soon, and I'd like to take a home console with me but I don't want to have to pay for a TV license on top of everything else. I'm going to get a laptop, because I'll need a computer - is there any way that I could play my PS2 (or a Wii or Gamecube) using one instead of a TV?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:48 AM

Laptops do not accept video input, but are capable of video output. IF a TV is not an option there are external computer monitors that can be used for both a ps2 and a laptop.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:17 PM

Could one not use a cheap USB video capture dongle ?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:55 PM

You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:57 PM

Your best bet is a computer monitor, possibly with an adapter box that can convert composite cables to VGA.

You *could* use a tuner card to play on a laptop, but the input lag would make anything more complex than a turn-based strategy game unplayable.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

And you are wrong.. I use one similar to what I posted all the time.


But of course... no one ever listens to me... so why should I expect this time to be any different.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:03 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And you are wrong.. I use one similar to what I posted all the time.


But of course... no one ever listens to me... so why should I expect this time to be any different.


*shrug* I'm just going based on my own personal experiences with the matter--I had an PCI ATI tuner card in a desktop system for a while, and the lag was too bad to be able to play Tony Hawk on. I figured that even a modern USB device wouldn't be an improvement from that, considering USB 2.0 is still slower than PCI, but if the bottleneck causing the input lag was video processing time (slow processor) rather than data transfer speed, I suppose it could work. I guess I'll take your word for it, but I'm still skeptical.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...


Yeah, but we get good public service TV out of it. I don't watch much that isn't on the BBC, so it'll worth paying to support it when I do get a TV license.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.


After having a glance around, these things tend to be fairly expensive, as are Scart to VGA adaptors - on top of a laptop and probably an external hard drive, it'll probably be too much for me. Oh well, I'll have my DS and emulation.
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#10 Kevin S

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:27 AM

Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Aug 6 2010, 06:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

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This is exactly what I was gonna say. Get one of these and have a ball.


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Amadeus Windfall @ Aug 6 2010, 04:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...


Yeah, but we get good public service TV out of it. I don't watch much that isn't on the BBC, so it'll worth paying to support it when I do get a TV license.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.


After having a glance around, these things tend to be fairly expensive, as are Scart to VGA adaptors - on top of a laptop and probably an external hard drive, it'll probably be too much for me. Oh well, I'll have my DS and emulation.


It's been a while since I've done research on it, but I don't think emulation for ps2 on pc works all that great yet.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Glenn @ Aug 6 2010, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's been a while since I've done research on it, but I don't think emulation for ps2 on pc works all that great yet.


Yeah, I was thinking older consoles - I'm not spending the huge amount of money it would take to get a laptop that could emulate the PS2 well.

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Aug 6 2010, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

Kevin


Oh, good idea! I'll have to keep an eye out for one at a good price.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:52 PM

...I thought you only had to pay for a TV license if you hooked it up to an antenna or cable in Great Britain. I'd read about people arguing that before.

Edit: Of course, I've also read about people trying to get out of paying US taxes and obeying US laws by claiming they're Sovereign Citizens before, too.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

I knew germany had the *scrubbed* TV tax, didnt know it was in other countries as well. hugged up.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

I bought a TV tuner for my PC from amazon, within a week of receiving it TV Licencing wrote to me asking to either get a Licence (which i already had for my house) or to purchase one. So a TV tuner for your laptop will be no good if youre looking to save on that cost.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

Just remove the aerial and you'll be fine.

I did this in uni (just used my tv for dvds and games) and I never had any trouble.
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