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A bit off topic, but its related to retro gaming...

Anyone else here completely STOKED for the 6th and LAST Resident Evil movie?

MAAAAANNN, I'm pumped. Planning to watch the first 5 during the week or two before I go see the movie. wheee.gif

They are incredibly cheesy over the top films, but thats what makes them so rad!
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

A bit off topic, but its related to retro gaming...

Anyone else here completely STOKED for the 6th and LAST Resident Evil movie?

MAAAAANNN, I'm pumped. Planning to watch the first 5 during the week or two before I go see the movie. wheee.gif

They are incredibly cheesy over the top films, but thats what makes them so rad!

I find them to be really unbearable to be honest. Almost to the point of unwatchable, it's so over the top that its boring to me.
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Is it a Uwe Boll thing? Or did he finally retire?
 
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AWESOME NEWS, folks! I'm going and buying an original Atari Tempest upright arcade cab tonight!!! These are quite rare to find in the wild, especially at an affordable price like this one!!
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AWESOME NEWS, folks! I'm going and buying an original Atari Tempest upright arcade cab tonight!!! These are quite rare to find in the wild, especially at an affordable price like this one!!

Sweet thumb.gif You know the drill...report back with pics tongue.gif

Also, been slacking on the retro pick-ups lately...new girlfriend, health problems, etc., all cutting into my game / console budget. Hopefully things will improve financially over the next while...got a bunch of things I need to take care of before I start buying again though. Right now, my budget is down to about $10-20 a month for this stuff lol Plus, I need a few PC related things, namely a couple CPU coolers and a sound card. So that's my retro budget gone again. Gist is, I am not likely to pick up anything all that interesting over the next few months...but I guess we'll see. I might go through my collection and sell off / trade some of the stuff I don't really care about so I can still get some new stuff. I am also going to go check out a store in Cambridge I haven't been able to go to yet...probably bring a bag full of "trade", just in case I find something I gotta have. The store is called Retro Replay, in case any one cares. I follow them on Facebook and they are always posting new stuff to go out, just about daily, and the prices always seem more than fair, and their selection seems fantastic. Only one way to find out, I guess. Thinking I might start getting ballsy and start asking some of these places if I can bring my GoPro clone with me and do some video...lots of interesting local shops, as well as interesting people who work / run them.
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Sweet thumb.gif You know the drill...report back with pics tongue.gif

Also, been slacking on the retro pick-ups lately...new girlfriend, health problems, etc., all cutting into my game / console budget. Hopefully things will improve financially over the next while...got a bunch of things I need to take care of before I start buying again though. Right now, my budget is down to about $10-20 a month for this stuff lol Plus, I need a few PC related things, namely a couple CPU coolers and a sound card. So that's my retro budget gone again. Gist is, I am not likely to pick up anything all that interesting over the next few months...but I guess we'll see. I might go through my collection and sell off / trade some of the stuff I don't really care about so I can still get some new stuff. I am also going to go check out a store in Cambridge I haven't been able to go to yet...probably bring a bag full of "trade", just in case I find something I gotta have. The store is called Retro Replay, in case any one cares. I follow them on Facebook and they are always posting new stuff to go out, just about daily, and the prices always seem more than fair, and their selection seems fantastic. Only one way to find out, I guess. Thinking I might start getting ballsy and start asking some of these places if I can bring my GoPro clone with me and do some video...lots of interesting local shops, as well as interesting people who work / run them.

That's unfortunate. $10-$20 a month doesn't really buy much nowadays in the 2016 world of hidden gem videos in this hobby. Most garbage NES games are at least $10 just for the fact that they're NES games. You can find deals if you really look but even then, anything good will probably be more money than that.

On another note, there's a retro arcade here in town that hasn't been around for very long called Geeks Mania. I went there, of course, around the time of my birthday with my fiance and family. Everyone had a really good time. One of the local papers did an article on it: http://isthmus.com/arts/emphasis/gamer-geeks-mania-vintage-video-games/
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That's unfortunate. $10-$20 a month doesn't really buy much nowadays in the 2016 world of hidden gem videos in this hobby. Most garbage NES games are at least $10 just for the fact that they're NES games. You can find deals if you really look but even then, anything good will probably be more money than that.

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It's unfortunate, but things will pick up again soon...not worried. Not like the hobby is going anywhere. Time for some retro related projects, I think...possibly custom painted gaming shelves or something. Just some stuff came up to tie up my money for a bit, is all.
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It's unfortunate, but things will pick up again soon...not worried. Not like the hobby is going anywhere. Time for some retro related projects, I think...possibly custom painted gaming shelves or something. Just some stuff came up to tie up my money for a bit, is all.

That's actually a really cool idea. I'm a decent artist so I could probably paint my game shelf. Nice creativity there. thumb.gif
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I just came across the best-utility-ever [open source]. In summary you give it a directory, a game console (like snes) and the name of a game you want to download/play and it downloads all the necessary files for you. Well it's made specifically for playing with MAME but I tried some games with zSNES and they work there as well. Also, SNES emulation with MAME seems really terrible. Or I'm using too weak of a CPU.

Anyway, the utility is like like a layer of abstraction or...just...layer I guess...that uses the Internet Archive as its source repository. So it's sort of like a package manager but for ROMs. Or just wget but from the one source. I can feed it a string it's not going to understand, like "super mario" and it will give me back results generated by my mame.exe. Then when I run it again I use the actual name of the thing I want to download: smwu. Oh, and it's a command line only right now. In case that wasn't apparent/forgot to mention.

Only thing I don't like about it is that it was written in java. Why java? I mean seriously. Isn't there a PHP.exe that can be wrapped in a something...that would be cross platform...stupid java...

Anyway, sorry for long gushing rambling, I just had a lot of fun with that last night getting the games I wanted instead of you know a 45 gig zip file... It would be awesome if it could be somehow transparently integrated into a frontend.

Also I'm purposefully not giving the name of it or a link. If you read carefully you can work it out.
 
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Sorry to over-post here. Just saw and thought it was cool. Haven't looked at the progress videos or instructions on how to do it yet or anything.

It is the Atari Flashback 2 made portable and crammed into actual 2600 cartridge along with LCD screen, buttons, battery and speaker. Also USB port for optional external paddle controller. Apparently the flashback 2 had some hidden paddle games.
 
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Thermaltake V9 Black Edition Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier Sennheiser HD555 Professional Headphones 
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Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM nVidia GeForce GTX 680M 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) Hard Drive: Serial-ATA II 3GB/s 
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Hard Drive: Serial-ATA II 3GB/s Windows 10 Pro x64 17.3" FHD 16:9 (1920x1080) Battery: Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell) 
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Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio 
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Intel Core i7 860 Biostar T5 XE Radeon HD 5870 Corsair 16GB  
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Western Digital hard drive wd1001fals-00e8b0 Maxtor 300GB I don't need no stinking optical drive Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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HP ZR24w 24'' Samsung SyncMaster 24" logitech wireless k360 Seventeam ST-850ZAF 850W ATX 
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Thermaltake V9 Black Edition Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier Sennheiser HD555 Professional Headphones 
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