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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #120 on: May 07, 2017, 03:27:03 pm »
I've been avoiding that actually.  After you throw them all on the good ones get lost in the shuffle.  I want to put some tg-16 games on there as well. 

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #121 on: May 07, 2017, 05:04:45 pm »
There isn't a single TG16 game worth playing.


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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #122 on: May 07, 2017, 05:51:53 pm »
There isn't a single TG16 game worth playing.
Neutopia if you like legend of zelda rip offs

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #123 on: May 07, 2017, 06:02:57 pm »
Pattendly false.  Lots of cool ass shmups on TG16

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #124 on: May 07, 2017, 10:32:35 pm »
Meh, ---fudgesicle--- all shmups besides Galaga.


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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #125 on: May 08, 2017, 01:04:03 am »
I spit up my drink a little on that one.  That's like saying ---fudgesicle--- all sports games except pong. 

I'm not going to pretend that the tg-16 library is great, there is a reason they lost the console war, but there are some great shooters on there and a fun game or two.  Bonk comes to mind.  It's kind of like the Neo-Geo with fighters... if you love them then you love the console... otherwise it's crap.

My goal on the NES classic is to mainly put on titles that are appropriate to play on two-button gamepads.  So just my favorite NES, TG-16, Gameboy, ect.....  Hell I might throw some Atari on there. 

I'm glad you finally found a console though... now I can stop checking brickseek.  :)

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #126 on: May 08, 2017, 12:00:23 pm »
I really enjoyed Military Madness on the TG16 the PS1 version (nectaris) but I prefer the shorter cutscene animations.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #127 on: May 08, 2017, 12:06:25 pm »
Back in the late 90s when I first started having real jobs and no supervision, I went back and revisited those also-ran systems.  Thankfully, a guy I knew had a TG-16 with an extensive library so I dodged that financial bullet.  The controllers were terrible and felt cheap and the games are basically bad NES games with slightly better graphics.  I'd like to blame emulation but the real thing has that slap dash feel.

Blazing Lazers and Military Madness are decent games, but I don't care to revisit either of them.

Sadly nobody was around to warn me about the Atari Jaguar.  Oh well, it was kind of neat ordering games from a cave in Missouri.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #128 on: May 08, 2017, 12:32:19 pm »



There is a tennis RPG on the TG16 that sounds really stupid but turns out to be fun.  I loved that game.


And the CD had a LOT of great games on it if you go there.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #129 on: May 08, 2017, 02:20:39 pm »
So I flipped those Coke points into a couple of Wal-Mart gift cards.  That combined with scrounging in the parking lot for receipts had me at a balance of $12 or so.  Occasionally they'll put a used game on their website really cheap, and ship to store is free, so I'll take a look every now and then.  I got Alien Isolation and some other random crap for like $5 each awhile back.  (Alien Isolation was so delayed they just comped it to me free)

Anyway, last week this was on their website at $3.90, free shipping:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Birthdays-the-Beginning-Limited-Edition-PS4/55397219

Wal-Mart's generally a few cents cheaper than everyone else, so it was probably meant to be $39.90 for the regular edition.

After I got confirmation that the first one had actually shipped, I immediately put in a second order.

Second order was canceled this morning and the price corrected....



So now we wait to see what's in that first box... and promptly flip it to Amazon for gift cards.




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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #130 on: May 08, 2017, 03:59:14 pm »
Yeah I've still got Walmart cards from coke rewards.  They'll probably go towards something boring and practical like groceries.  This whole needing food to live thing sucks. 

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« Reply #131 on: May 08, 2017, 08:51:01 pm »
Got a weird email from them saying the post office lost the package, they weren't replacng it, and here's your refund.  I suppose time will tell regarding that tracking number.

This arrived...




Obviously an open box return, but mint condition and $75.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #132 on: May 09, 2017, 09:01:54 am »



Nice.  And I dig Alien Poker.  Good game.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #133 on: May 11, 2017, 02:56:35 pm »
So, when PSN puts something on sale, submit the lower price to Amazon.  They'll match it within a couple of hours.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture got down to $5 in free money, so I finally bought a copy.

Beat Deponia last night.  That game.... just don't do it.  It became an exercise of self mortification by the end of it.


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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #134 on: May 11, 2017, 03:32:47 pm »



Self mortification?

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« Reply #135 on: May 11, 2017, 03:40:16 pm »
Okay, Chad, thanks.  Let's get my eyebrow twitching.

I got about 40% through it before I gave up and got a walkthrough.  Then I'd force myself to try and solve a puzzle for at least half an hour before I consulted it again.  If the game actually used consistent logic and controls I might feel self conscious about it.   

Turned out my first roadblock was not going through the same dialogue tree two times, which elicited a different response the second time around.  What does that encourage?  Saying the same ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- over and over to the same characters to see if it works again, and you were frequently stuck in 20ish second long banter over...and over... and over. It was never a solution to a puzzle again.

I suspect that it was a better experience on PC, but the logic problems, weird pronunciations in the voice acting, and occasional lapse in the text into German probably permeates all platforms.

It turned into a quest to beat it, just to say I did it. 



I was going to post an amusing image of self mortification here, but I google searched it and saw some of the most disturbing ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I've seen in my life.  Just like Deponia.








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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #136 on: May 11, 2017, 04:32:19 pm »


I can relate to not using guides.  I hate having to resort to looking up a solution.  Pisses me off.   :cheers:

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #137 on: May 18, 2017, 12:59:18 pm »


Remember when I used to get $1,250 in Outback gift cards?  Well, now, I'm lucky to get this.


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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #138 on: May 18, 2017, 02:47:50 pm »
So is that so you don't burn your hand when drinking your boiling hot coke?   Bad marketing is bad. 

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« Reply #139 on: May 24, 2017, 03:48:45 pm »



That's his new alternative to sitting on his hand for 15 minutes.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 24, 2017, 04:11:25 pm »
Meh, nothing wrong with a ghoster.

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« Reply #141 on: May 24, 2017, 05:39:21 pm »
Meh, nothing wrong with a ghoster.
Notice the pleasure bumps on that thing

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 25, 2017, 03:37:24 pm »
Amazon has been steadily dropping the price on the Famicom Mini imports.  I'm still within the return window.  Fire up the chat, $13.10 refund in 2 minutes.

Between refunds, temporary price drops, and the ol cancel pending order and rebuy my order of 2 Famicom Minis that started off at $215 has come down to $160.46. 


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« Reply #143 on: June 14, 2017, 11:45:35 am »
Well, if you want an almost 'free' copy of Mass Effect Andromeda, buy 3 copies with promo code cag16 from Gamestop, and flip two of them to Amazon for gift cards.  If you consider Amazon gift cards to be same as cash, you're down to basically $4 for a copy of a game that's like a week old.

Oh, and you can also use Amazon gift cards to buy Gamestop gift cards. 

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EDIT - Dead.   :lol
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« Reply #144 on: June 14, 2017, 12:59:32 pm »
Amazon has been steadily dropping the price on the Famicom Mini imports.  I'm still within the return window.  Fire up the chat, $13.10 refund in 2 minutes.

Between refunds, temporary price drops, and the ol cancel pending order and rebuy my order of 2 Famicom Minis that started off at $215 has come down to $160.46. 


 :lol

Which is practically retail.  No excuses people, get yourself a mini!

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #145 on: June 14, 2017, 01:42:25 pm »
Admittedly, the controller mod is an extreme pain in the ass.  The connectors are unavailable at any reasonable price from an American vendor.  And the system is very difficult to play 2 players with the standard cords unless you REALLY like your friend and put the system between the two of you on a couch.

So factor another $10 for the cables, $2.50 for the connectors, and a month of waiting for a mod I consider mandatory.


Firewatch is on sale on PSN, so I'll be doing an Amazon -> PSN wallet flip and purchasing that.  I think there's going to be a ton of stuff at $10 this holiday season....


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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #146 on: June 14, 2017, 03:01:22 pm »
Isn't everything we do in this hobby a pain in the ass though?  If a person wasn't hell bent on doing the mod the "right" way they could just take an old controller cord and splice in an extension.  I wouldn't recommend that, but still. 

Anyway if a person wanted this as a replacement for the NES classic, the NES Classic still needs controller extension cables and a Spare gamepad.  So there is added cost to it as well. 

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #147 on: June 19, 2017, 01:48:47 am »
Neighbors are moving to Chicago and decided to get rid of a ton of stuff. I scored a bunch of free cordless Ryobi tools -  drill, circular saw, jigsaw, flashlight, site radio, even a chainsaw. Sad to see them go, though. They've been good neighbors.
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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #148 on: June 19, 2017, 04:44:07 pm »
Wrong thread.   :lol
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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #149 on: June 19, 2017, 06:31:46 pm »
Wrong thread.   :lol

It was free crap, dude. None of it was VR, either.
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« Reply #150 on: June 19, 2017, 07:20:32 pm »
I am envious of your haul and hope few innocent victims were left in their wake.


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« Reply #151 on: June 20, 2017, 12:24:44 am »
I am envious of your haul and hope few innocent victims were left in their wake.

It's bulk pickup week in the alley and I saw scrappers going through what was left. I also picked up this big-ass axe that was in the pile because who needs kids/tweakers picking up stuff like that.
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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #152 on: June 23, 2017, 10:45:19 am »
Metal Gear Solid V finally hit my $10 impulse buy price point.

Free Amazon money -> PSN Wallet Code -> Metal Gear Solid V.


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« Reply #153 on: June 26, 2017, 08:12:15 am »
Free crap of the day. Somebody was just going to throw this out. Works perfectly fine.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #154 on: June 26, 2017, 09:29:03 am »



Cool!  What is the box mounted on the side?

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« Reply #155 on: June 26, 2017, 09:56:26 am »
That is where they store the souls they harvest from people who play slot machines.

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« Reply #156 on: June 26, 2017, 10:12:42 am »



Casino by my house has a new program where you can preset spending limits on your membership card (no cash involved, of course) and it will warn you when you are approaching the limit and when you have hit it.  Of course, it won't STOP you...

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« Reply #157 on: June 26, 2017, 10:40:13 am »

Cool!  What is the box mounted on the side?


Thats actually just a 19" crt monitor sitting behind it.
Im not interested in slot machines and the thought of playing it at home with no real reward bores me to death. But free is free and i will pay it forward and not sell it, but give it to my mother on law for chtistmas.

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Re: 2017 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #158 on: June 26, 2017, 01:25:54 pm »
pbj, did you get the Amazon jerky sampler box deal?

I had Jack Links breakfast sausage and coffee at my desk this morning and it left me with a feeling (and aftertaste) like I had a real solid breakfast at a diner.   :cheers:




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« Reply #159 on: June 26, 2017, 01:28:53 pm »
Nah, I missed that one.  Jack's Links is just about my least favorite jerky, but I can't find anything else in 1lb bags anymore.


  
 

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