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Merry Christmas everyone.
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:00:59 pm »
Hope you're having a great holiday.

PS - get anything good?

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 09:42:19 pm »
It was all video game themed here...

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 11:00:39 pm »
Nice finger monkey.  I think you are legally required to do a  review of the tiny arcades and post it here. :)  I got a switch, some games, and some socks.  They did a good job with the switch... except for that awful dock it's designed well in regards to both the software and hardware.  Now if they would only announce some games that aren't re-releases of wii u games. 

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 11:09:37 pm »
The Tiny Arcades are shockingly good.  Low frame rate but decent emulation and the marquee lights up.  I got up to 26k on PacMan.  Cut scenes are there, extra life at 10,000 points.  I think these retail around $15? 


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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 01:39:51 am »
Merry Christmas BYOAC!

My youngest left blue milk and a BB-8 cookie for Santa.

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 03:24:57 am »
Merry Christmas everyone!
Not opened any prezzies yet so nout fun to report this end.

Hope you all have a fun few days off with your family’s.

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 10:47:55 am »
:woot

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 02:34:51 pm »
Happy holidays everyone! May the video game swag be plentiful.  :cheers:

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 05:21:40 pm »

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 09:10:02 am »

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 01:20:17 pm »
I got some game related swag...



Also had a few game related items from the Ms mother, Think shes dropping a hint or something.....



Also got me a Gamers edition of Guinness world records lol

And I got this off the future bro in law which I though was pretty cool lol



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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 02:18:09 pm »
Happy Kwanza. I got nothing.
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2017, 03:45:44 pm »
Happy Kwanza. I got nothing.

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 08:33:36 pm »
Been playing these things more than is healthy

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 08:42:42 pm »
cant find em anywhere :/
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 11:17:07 pm »
Me either.... I think all the fanboys gobbled these up.  Gonna try target, they keep stuff in around here because the target is in a bad location. 

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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2017, 11:32:00 pm »
Me either.... I think all the fanboys gobbled these up.  Gonna try target, they keep stuff in around here because the target is in a bad location. 
cant find em anywhere :/

I think these are the same ones at Walmart - you can order for store pickup if you want to pick it up at your local store -- https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=Tiny%20Arcade&cat_id=0
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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2017, 01:22:31 pm »
I thought I read the Tiny Arcades were exclusive to Cracker Barrel??

Anyways,  I GOT ONE! yay!! Ms Pac Man. Very cool little collectable. It almost appears emulated but it could be coded from scratch (if so, they hired someone competent who actually gave a crap about delivering as close to the real game as possible, within the limits they had). The sounds are accurate (but low bitrate), mazes are accurate, but graphics reduced for a lower resolution and gameplay mostly authentic. Where they had to cut corners was not only frame-rate as mentioned above, but the ghosts and fruit positions are not updated every frame. Their AI also doesn't seem to be quite the same (they seem to wander around more and the red one doesn't seem faster or more likely to zero in on you, as far as I can tell so far...only got to maze 2). Cut scenes are there!

I do worry the joystick will break quickly, so in the end this won't be getting much play. Totally happy with it though and would love to get the others.

Also got an Atari t-shirt, PacMan tshirt, space invaders socks... The retro is strong this year!


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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 05:37:24 am »
 :stupid

Kinda wish I could see some retro Sega stuff.....

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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2018, 09:29:14 am »
:stupid

Kinda wish I could see some retro Sega stuff.....

Streets of Rage not good enough for ya!?

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2018, 10:19:06 am »
I need an Alex Kidd plushie in my life

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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2018, 10:57:04 am »
I need an Alex Kidd plushie in my life

How about a Sonic instead? Much easier to find LOL

You could 3D print a figure though?

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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2018, 11:10:51 am »
Sonic = meh.

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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2018, 03:40:06 pm »
Sonic is the king of Sega [emoji16]

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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2018, 05:35:31 pm »
Sonic is the Sega marketing department's (failed) attempt to make an edgy Mario clone.  Then again Alex Kidd is their attempt to literally make a Mario clone, so there you go. 

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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2018, 05:38:05 pm »
Go on, talk some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- about Opa Opa now.


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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 06:15:23 pm »
Sonic was in no way a clone of Mario.

Other than them both being mascots and platformers thats it.
No comparison.

Back on topic though.
Me and the Ms just finished building my last xmas prezzy!
2300 blocks and a few hours later....


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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 06:30:35 pm »
Sonic was in no way a clone of Mario.

Other than them both being mascots and platformers thats it.
No comparison.

Back on topic though.
Me and the Ms just finished building my last xmas prezzy!
2300 blocks and a few hours later....



Dude, marry the girl already!
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2018, 06:38:19 pm »
No ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. She’s cute and seems awesome.

 :cheers:

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2018, 02:10:26 am »
She is awesome tbh :)

Wedding is set for 2019 brosefs followed by a trip stateside ;)

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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2018, 09:11:45 am »
I thought I read the Tiny Arcades were exclusive to Cracker Barrel??

Anyways,  I GOT ONE! yay!! Ms Pac Man. Very cool little collectable. It almost appears emulated but it could be coded from scratch (if so, they hired someone competent who actually gave a crap about delivering as close to the real game as possible, within the limits they had). The sounds are accurate (but low bitrate), mazes are accurate, but graphics reduced for a lower resolution and gameplay mostly authentic. Where they had to cut corners was not only frame-rate as mentioned above, but the ghosts and fruit positions are not updated every frame. Their AI also doesn't seem to be quite the same (they seem to wander around more and the red one doesn't seem faster or more likely to zero in on you, as far as I can tell so far...only got to maze 2). Cut scenes are there!

I do worry the joystick will break quickly, so in the end this won't be getting much play. Totally happy with it though and would love to get the others.

Also got an Atari t-shirt, PacMan tshirt, space invaders socks... The retro is strong this year!

FYI to all, I can't even search these at crackerbarrel's website so I gather they lost the license to carry them?  google shows a hit to a specific page but it's now coming up empty.  As a Canadian who couldn't get these before, I now welcome this as 4 of these are now available on amazon.ca (through a US reseller but still, at least I can get them now!).  Walmart.ca is coming up empty though, so perhaps amazon.ca is the only option for us at this time.  Price isn't horrible at less than $30 CND including shipping so looks like I got no choice now ... ;).

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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2018, 10:10:47 am »
Wedding is set for 2019

"I'll make an honest woman out of you... in 2 years."

Europeans seldom fail to disappoint me.

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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2018, 10:28:56 am »
Wedding is set for 2019

"I'll make an honest woman out of you... in 2 years."

Europeans seldom fail to disappoint me.

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Making me honest I think mate, We been dating 11 years :p

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« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2018, 10:32:01 am »
Well don't rush into things now. It takes time to get to know someone.  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2018, 11:08:50 am »
Wedding is set for 2019

"I'll make an honest woman out of you... in 2 years."

Europeans seldom fail to disappoint me.

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Making me honest I think mate, We been dating 11 years :p

Mexican, you best get your rear down to the civil office and make it official, lest you lose her forever.

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« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2018, 12:58:27 pm »
Hey I'm the one that's supposed to conform to stupid hillbilly morality.  (Remembers one guy is from AZ and another TX)..... Umm nevermind, carry on. 

You are ready when you are ready.  If a relationship can't survive a mere two years of non-marriage how do you expect it to last a lifetime of marriage?  It's best to find that stuff out now.

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« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2018, 01:11:14 pm »
Hey I'm the one that's supposed to conform to stupid hillbilly morality.  (Remembers one guy is from AZ and another TX)..... Umm nevermind, carry on. 

You are ready when you are ready.  If a relationship can't survive a mere two years of non-marriage how do you expect it to last a lifetime of marriage?  It's best to find that stuff out now.

It’s been 11 years. He’s just shoplifting the pootie at this point.
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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2018, 02:30:51 pm »
Hey I'm the one that's supposed to conform to stupid hillbilly morality.  (Remembers one guy is from AZ and another TX)..... Umm nevermind, carry on. 

You are ready when you are ready.  If a relationship can't survive a mere two years of non-marriage how do you expect it to last a lifetime of marriage?  It's best to find that stuff out now.

It’s been 11 years. He’s just shoplifting the pootie at this point.

Ide trade her in for a younger model but they wouldn’t understand me LOL

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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2018, 03:12:31 pm »
Ide trade her in for a younger model but they wouldn’t understand me LOL



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Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2018, 05:09:45 pm »
I had a good Christmas.
Daughter gave me the genesis mini-console with 81 games in it and the mini atari 2600 with 105 games built in.
Also a 3d "photon super blaster" gun that works with my iphone.
Son (and his wife and my grand girls) Give me an amazon echo dot, which is pretty neat, and a fireTVstick.
I still need to jail break the fireTVstick but been fighting a sinus infection for a week and havent felt like doing it.

  
 

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