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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 »
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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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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 09:10:02 am »

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

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« 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.....

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« 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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« 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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« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2018, 05:37:02 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.

Go on ime intrigued...

WTF is a “Photon Super Blaster” ??

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« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2018, 05:45:43 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.

Go on ime intrigued...

WTF is a “Photon Super Blaster” ??

I’m sorry, did they turn off Google in the UK? :)
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2018, 05:46:53 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.

Go on ime intrigued...

WTF is a “Photon Super Blaster” ??

I’m sorry, did they turn off Google in the UK? :)

Thats the really big number right? ;)

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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2018, 05:48:12 pm »
Erk, misspost! Ignore.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 05:49:46 pm by yotsuya »
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« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2018, 05:48:36 pm »
Ha. Its a gun that holds the iphone, aim and shoot at stuff. I cant find the app for iphone though :( Found the google app, not a lot of info came with the ole photon blaster, from China.

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« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2018, 05:48:37 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.

Go on ime intrigued...

WTF is a “Photon Super Blaster” ??

I’m sorry, did they turn off Google in the UK? :)

Thats the really big number right? ;)

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« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2018, 05:49:46 pm »

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« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2018, 05:51:32 pm »
Ha. Its a gun that holds the iphone, aim and shoot at stuff. I cant find the app for iphone though :( Found the google app, not a lot of info came with the ole photon blaster, from China.

Ahhh ok that kinda cool!
Sucks if it wont work with Iphone though!

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« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2018, 06:21:16 pm »
Found the iphone app and it works pretty good. You aim and shoot. When you move the gun, the picture moves too, so you can twist around and shoot enemies coming up from behind.

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« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2018, 06:23:39 pm »
Found the iphone app and it works pretty good. You aim and shoot. When you move the gun, the picture moves too, so you can twist around and shoot enemies coming up from behind.

I gota look into this sounds fun!!

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« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2018, 06:31:41 pm »
Not sure where she bought it, but I can find out. Box says it cost $19.99.


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« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2018, 07:19:07 pm »
Nintendo was one of the first companies to try something like this when they were working on the wii u.  Even they found it to silly to continue.  :)

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« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2018, 08:00:47 pm »
Not sure where she bought it, but I can find out. Box says it cost $19.99.

Hmmmmm.... it has an Apple app logo
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« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2018, 05:05:31 pm »
I had a bad headache early December and 3 weeks later started my recovery from having a massive brain tumour removed. I don't really celebrate Christmas unless there's children in my life, don't have any of my own and my nephews and nieces are all adults now. I got my room mate a nice blanket, and she was the only one I got presents for. I got a gift card to the hardware store which got a new dustbuster vacuum. I crashed 3 different Christmas dinners and that's the important part for me. Yum.

There is an upside - it wasn't cancerous and now that I have no pain I realize I must have gotten sick over a long period of time. I sleep through the night, there isn't pressure constricting my sinuses, I am not always angry about everything and I am not hearing my heartbeat! It sounds horrible and I'm not going to say it was fun getting the surgery but honestly this has got to be the best I've felt in a long time, and in a way that makes it the best Christmas of my adult life.

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« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2018, 06:25:58 pm »
I had a bad headache early December and 3 weeks later started my recovery from having a massive brain tumour removed. I don't really celebrate Christmas unless there's children in my life, don't have any of my own and my nephews and nieces are all adults now. I got my room mate a nice blanket, and she was the only one I got presents for. I got a gift card to the hardware store which got a new dustbuster vacuum. I crashed 3 different Christmas dinners and that's the important part for me. Yum.

There is an upside - it wasn't cancerous and now that I have no pain I realize I must have gotten sick over a long period of time. I sleep through the night, there isn't pressure constricting my sinuses, I am not always angry about everything and I am not hearing my heartbeat! It sounds horrible and I'm not going to say it was fun getting the surgery but honestly this has got to be the best I've felt in a long time, and in a way that makes it the best Christmas of my adult life.
Outstanding. I'm glad it wasn't cancer and you are seeing some relief. That is fantastic.

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« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2018, 06:50:58 pm »
Wow, sounds like you are on the mend and have lots to look forward to.  Great read in a Christmas related thread!

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« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2018, 06:53:42 pm »
I had a bad headache early December and 3 weeks later started my recovery from having a massive brain tumour removed. I don't really celebrate Christmas unless there's children in my life, don't have any of my own and my nephews and nieces are all adults now. I got my room mate a nice blanket, and she was the only one I got presents for. I got a gift card to the hardware store which got a new dustbuster vacuum. I crashed 3 different Christmas dinners and that's the important part for me. Yum.

There is an upside - it wasn't cancerous and now that I have no pain I realize I must have gotten sick over a long period of time. I sleep through the night, there isn't pressure constricting my sinuses, I am not always angry about everything and I am not hearing my heartbeat! It sounds horrible and I'm not going to say it was fun getting the surgery but honestly this has got to be the best I've felt in a long time, and in a way that makes it the best Christmas of my adult life.

Wow. Excellent to hear, sir. May the rest of your days be filled with life. 

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« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2018, 07:09:33 pm »
Thanks everyone. I'm a manly man in my own mind and I gotta say, it's been a long time since I felt real fear. The ordeal is far from over, as the healing process is going to be a long one. But I'm feeling positive about it now that the operation is over and they're done inside my head.

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« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2018, 10:22:25 pm »
Stay positive eds, glad you feeling better and are doing well. It's a long recovery and process but try and enjoy those good moments that come your way.

 :cheers:


Thanks everyone. I'm a manly man in my own mind and I gotta say, it's been a long time since I felt real fear. The ordeal is far from over, as the healing process is going to be a long one. But I'm feeling positive about it now that the operation is over and they're done inside my head.

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« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2018, 10:08:36 am »
Would of had a pair of Dominux8 joysticks but my mail lady doesn't go down my street on Saturday, I had to wait until the day after Christmas!  Anyway, nice to be back in the game with some fresh sticks. Hope you all had a great Christmas.
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« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2018, 12:22:43 pm »
Wow.  Everyone come to Houston and get a free MRI.  We’ll buy turkey legs afterwards.


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« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2018, 03:05:11 pm »
Wow.  Everyone come to Houston and get a free MRI.  We’ll buy turkey legs afterwards.

You know, everyone does tend to say I need to get my head examined......  I'm seriously glad that Eds is doing ok though. 

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« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2018, 05:11:34 pm »
I was slightly disappointed they didn’t find anything. A rusty finishing nail would have explained so much.

But, seriously, I can get you folks paid to get an MRI.  If my lumbering hulk ass fit in the tube, you can, too.  There’s a national neuro imaging study that’s collecting MRIs of people that are healthy and haven’t had concussions.  It’s like 3 hours and $150 payment....  you’ll get a copy of your images and they will be assessed by a radiologist.

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« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2018, 05:32:11 pm »
I was slightly disappointed they didn’t find anything. A rusty finishing nail would have explained so much.

But, seriously, I can get you folks paid to get an MRI.  If my lumbering hulk ass fit in the tube, you can, too.  There’s a national neuro imaging study that’s collecting MRIs of people that are healthy and haven’t had concussions.  It’s like 3 hours and $150 payment....  you’ll get a copy of your images and they will be assessed by a radiologist.

 :cheers:

That's actually an amazing piece of information. I live in Canada so it's free if you can justify doing it. Hell if you want to take a look, they might do it too I have never thought to ask. They found a problem so I was rushed through as I was sicker than I thought, considering it seems to have happened over a long enough time I hadn't noticed anything. My own personal guess is 8 years or so. But I know there's often a long wait time for these sorts of things. The machine I was in was a little cramped and I had headphones on so I could hear them (and the jazz music they were piping in) but they couldn't hear me. I got the hiccups partway through and was getting in trouble for moving. If I could be paid to do it I would enjoy listening to some tunes for a few hours.

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« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2018, 10:20:51 pm »
Sorry I'm late getting in here, everyone. Hope everyone had a great Christmas & will have a great new year
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« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2018, 07:36:33 am »
Thanks everyone. I'm a manly man in my own mind and I gotta say, it's been a long time since I felt real fear. The ordeal is far from over, as the healing process is going to be a long one. But I'm feeling positive about it now that the operation is over and they're done inside my head.

Wow eds, I didnt know you been sick. But glad you came through that, it must have been terrible news when you first heard it.
I cant imagine the ordeal you and your family experienced.
Hang in there man, take care and hope you are back up to snuff before too long.

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« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2018, 06:25:46 pm »
Finally got the last thing in from black Friday.
Its the old version $40

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« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2018, 03:43:12 am »
Finally got the last thing in from black Friday.
Its the old version $40

Gota love them Everdrives!

I have one for my Mega Drive, One for the SNES and one for the NES.

Best things since 50/50 bread!

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« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2018, 09:06:34 am »
Finally got the last thing in from black Friday.
Its the old version $40

Gota love them Everdrives!

I have one for my Mega Drive, One for the SNES and one for the NES.

Best things since 50/50 bread!
I just need one for my game gear now, and i will have one for all my consoles that have them available. Still dont have a turbo 16 or a master system, but the md supports master system.

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« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2018, 10:34:55 am »
Finally got the last thing in from black Friday.
Its the old version $40

Gota love them Everdrives!

I have one for my Mega Drive, One for the SNES and one for the NES.

Best things since 50/50 bread!
I just need one for my game gear now, and i will have one for all my consoles that have them available. Still dont have a turbo 16 or a master system, but the md supports master system.

Meh I got no love for the Master System LOL

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« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2018, 05:53:34 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!

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 ... ;).

Just closing the loop :)

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« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2018, 11:14:36 pm »
FYI for those interested, here are my thoughts on the 4 tiny arcades I received yesterday.

Space Invaders:  Seems to run at full frame rate, managed a decent score. I'm recovering from an operation I had today so in the next couple of days I'm going to play SI on the arcade cab to see how the Tiny Arcade version compares to the original. IMHO, I had a blast

PACMan, Ms Pacman and Galaxian.  YEp, as mentioned earlier these tend to run at a fraction of the frame rate but they seem to play very authentically and are still fun.

Overall comments:  seeing the nice cabinet art and the marquee that lights up is a super bonus.  games that required 4 way joystick like pacman and ms pacman are certainly a bit harder to control.  In saying that, it's a miracle the control just works, you just have to adapt and kind of move your finger in advance ready to change direction and you get used to it.  Let's not kid ourselves, nobody is buying these to try and get to the kill screen of the PAC games eheh, but as a conversation starter and the odd game, it is superbly impressive, surpassed my expectations.  It's also convinced me that once the raspberry pi gets to an eventual version where they can run , I probably will pick it up, just so cool!

I agree with whoever said earlier that those joysticks may not last so if you pass them onto guests to try, please advise them to be careful when flicking the joystick about.

Stuff I'd have loved to see in a perfect world:  perfect frame rate, volume control and a better joystick.

Stuff along the same lines I'd love to see:  mentioned above, maybe a 3 inch screen cabinet version that runs real mame with a decent joystick and maybe 2 or 3 button setup. Oh man...

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« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2018, 01:00:31 am »
After seeing a bunch of these released over the past few months, each with varying degrees of accuracy and quality, I wonder if we could all put our heads together and assemble a kit for making scale miniatures.  Maybe find an inexpensive, smallish display that interfaces easily with the pi and other micro computers and say "ok, this represents a 19 inch monitor" and work out the scaling and other parts from there.  If we are lucky the scale would work well with a readily available thickness of plywood, but if not, a lot of us have 3d printers at this point and it would be easier to just print the cabinets anyway. 

I have ideas on something like this, but I don't even know if anyone besides me would be nutty enough to want to do this.  It might be hard to be in that ball-park 20 to 30 dollar range as well. 

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« Reply #73 on: January 25, 2018, 02:31:02 am »
I dont think we could make them cheap enough tbh Howard.

By the time you have brought the pi, screen and controls your profit margin is shot.

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« Reply #74 on: January 25, 2018, 02:39:47 am »
I didn't mean to sell, I just meant to make.  There's no way a person could turn a profit unless the kits were sold for over 100 bucks or something crazy like that. 

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« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2018, 03:13:56 am »
Ah sorry misunderstood you intentions there!

But yeah I agree you would be looking over 100 and nobody would pay it lol

But just for us to build yeah I dont think it woukd be hard.

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« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2018, 06:28:08 am »
Howard. I don't have the skill to hammer out a cabinet design. If someone else designs it I would be glad to cnc cut or laser cut them for anyone motivated enough to actually build one. I would charge for materials and shipping only for someone who created a build log on this site.

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« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2018, 06:57:22 am »

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« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2018, 10:53:14 am »
That's pretty cool

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« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2018, 12:33:19 pm »
It's cool, but it's not to scale.... I'm a real Doc Brown about those things.  ;)

Anyway, it's just an idea.  I can start a separate thread if anyone wants to spitball ideas. 

  
 

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