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Maco70

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  1. Got a 2DS recently. Friend Code: 3711-8977-5814 Currently all I have is Pokemon X (which came on the system).
  2. Check your private messages.
  3. Have you never worked retail? That is part of your job. As in "if you don't make a sales quota using these tactics you don't have a job". As for calling each other "bro". That might just me your location. The employees have always referred to me as "sir" or something else respectable.
  4. It is a business. They are there to make a profit, not to make you happy. You have a choice to shop there or not.
  5. I have come across a lot of older games just by people knowing I am into gaming. I have gotten an NES with a pile of games, 3 controllers, and two zappers for free all because I wore a mario shirt once. They also had a broken SNES pad in there which I converted to USB. Another time someone game me a box of unsold gameboy stuff from a tag sale. 20 or so games, 2 original gameboys, and various accessories. Again, free. When it comes to collecting, I tend to not bother unless it is something I have personal nostalgia for. I could never see myself buying something like Earthbound (unless I really wanted to play it) because I have no nostalgia for it. I also love finding and playing games that are not available without piracy or actually owning the original console. Some games just never make it to virtual console. That being said, I turned around and sold most of the gameboy and NES stuff to purchase other things.
  6. Just so we are clear... You can't/won't fix it yourself, and you do not want a new one. So, you are willing to ship it to someone, purchase the replacements parts, pay for the service, and pay for return shipment. Is this all correct? How much are you willing to pay for all this? I can probably do it if the price is right. EDIT: Just searched around a bit. I know I can do it if you are interested. Another Edit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-NINTENDO-N64-REPLACEMENT-THUMBSTICK-JOYSTICK-ORIGINAL-STYLE-/370862737627?pt=US_Video_Game_Controllers&hash=item56592448db
  7. No. But anyway, the link above for the joystick is a pretty average price. I see them on ebay floating around $10 as well. 3rd party controllers only sell for a few dollars more anyway. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Black-Long-Handle-Controller-Pad-Joystick-for-Nintendo-64-N64-System-US-Ship-/281154616933?pt=US_Video_Game_Controllers&hash=item41761efe65 So if you have had issues fixing controllers before, it may be worth the extra $2 since the replacement stick will be 3rd party anyway. Edit: And back to the original point, what went wrong the last time you tried to fix a controller?
  8. The one with the problem being third party? If you insist I suppose, my third party controller works fine. And if you get the joystick replaced, the replacement part will be third party too. http://hyperkin.com/retro-gaming/nintendo-n64-game-console/n64-replacement-joystick-repairbox.html
  9. What happened last time? Also, you are probably better off buying a new reproduction controller. N64 is popular enough where there are plenty of companies making controllers now.
  10. Well put, and I hope you are right. But if the past is any indication, Microsoft knows how to make money very well.
  11. The first two of which are directly related to a physical copy of the game. No. Any company is in the business of making money. If they will make more money by pleasing their customer, then it is within their interest (e.g. Sony). Let me be entirely clear here. I do not support the next xbox. I don't have any desire to support the direction microsoft has been taking lately. What I am asserting is that every single one of their decisions is justified and understandable, even if I don't like it. Even if the gaming community as a whole rejects it. The majority of consumers are in all likelihood looking for the exact functionality they had outlined would be available. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20022530-75.html Article from 2010, so take that into account.
  12. Honestly, I think another 3-5 years from now, people will want the kind of functionality that the XBone was offering. A knee jerk reaction to something different shows the immaturity of the gaming community on the whole. Moving away from physical copies of games makes sense in the long run, regardless of what we as gamers are used to. If I look casually at my friends list on xbox at any given time, there are more people watching netflix and hulu than there are playing games. Don't you think a company with such an overwhelming amount of money and resources knows what is in their best interest? That being said, I gave up on the 360 being a game console a long time ago. Most of the innovation and interesting games are not on the system, or not exclusive to the system. I think I will just stick to investing in older games and scoop up the ones that matter on steam from now on.
  13. I posted this thread before they announced the album. See first post of this thread and the first post to the thread you linked to. Also; I already posted in that thread here to acknowledge that. On the first page no less.
  14. I know someone already said it, but the Sonic 1 port onto the GBA was one of the worst pieces of trash I have ever played. I read the bad reviews and bought it anyways thinking "how bad could this really be?". Unplayable.
  15. So I saw this today while walking around SXSW... Rumor has it they will be playing a show here. http://livemusicblog.com/2013/03/10/daft-punk-sxsw-2013-rumor-mill-buzzing-away/ Then I peed a little. EDIT: I also noticed there wasn't a SXSW thread, anyone from OCR in Austin?
  16. Series like Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop can never be made into faithful movies because of how tied to the tropes of their medium they are. I am not saying the Cowboy Bebop would be impossible to make as a live action film, but there is really just no need for it. The Animated movie was great and accurately portrayed the characters we have come to know, following themes that the show also explored, while taking a larger scope to the artwork and even the stakes. I can't see Hollywood doing justice to the themes the show explored or to the characters while still making a successful film. Hollywood seems to be grasping at straws when it comes to new film ideas. If it would be profitable to make these movies they would have done it by now.
  17. I just want to share this: I love when styles are blended to great effect.
  18. I think it was TIME magazine which declared them dead recently. Most thrift stores and book sales I go to now don't carry them anymore. Even finding blanks in stores has become sort of a hassle. I don't know what it is about cassette tapes that I am so drawn to. Maybe it's just my own nostalgia, but I still feel drawn to seek them out. I especially like finding someone's old mix tapes to get a taste of what someone else may like. Getting a mix tape (or a CD for that matter) lets us peer into an individual's interests or even mood within the 90 minutes or so a tape has to offer. Working with that time limit is a challenge sometimes, but I feel like it makes me get creative with how I format my tapes. I record to cassette using a Sony audio deck hooked into my computer. Using youtube, purchased music, and CDs I have made 30 or so mix tapes mainly to listen to in the car. I like to make a new mix tape for trips or when I can gather together enough new music to fill a new tape or two. How about you? Does anyone else still dig through the thrift store tapes looking for some old favorites? Have you made a mix tape recently or in the past that you remember well? Do you still have any of your old tapes laying around that you have not listened to in years? If you feel so inclined, try to make a playlist on youtube or somewhere else that lasts 90 minutes. Or two that last 45. I am interested in what people would come up with.
  19. I would say that it's lame that it was cancelled, but I wouldn't have bought a 3DS to play it anyway.
  20. Do you still have a copy of Earthbound for sale?

  21. Nobody wants to buy rrod xbox 360s right? ...Someone prove me wrong.
  22. I assume you have reasons why you believe otherwise?
  23. Extremely unbalanced but fun. I really liked the second one. I'll also throw "Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse" for the Genesis out there.
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