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by Esquire Fox
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Most of the time, the boxes are worth significantly more than the games that come in them.
That's only the case for cardboard boxes though since people tend to keep the plastic boxes.
It still baffles me when I come across loose Sega Genesis games.
by Esquire Fox
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I've been working on giving my collection a more uniform feel by making boxes for loose cartridges. Recently, I finally gathered all the supplies I needed to make boxes for a few of my GBA games. http://imageshack.us/a/img822/9711/gbacases.jpg There is a wonderful website out there called The Cover ...
by Esquire Fox
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I'm waiting for Okami HD to release on the Playstation Network this Tuesday.
An excuse to sink another 30 hours into the land of Nippon with updated visuals and trophy support? Yes please!
Hopefully Capcom will see enough interest in this to green light a console sequel.
by Esquire Fox
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 38: You Guys Are Old
Replies: 1968
Views: 272388

Re: Chat Thread 38: You Guys Are Old

Dating is one of our silliest cultural expectations. All the effort you spend towards trying to forge a relationship with someone you just met could be better spent making friends. Good friends are open and honest with one another. You don't have to worry about many of the negative aspects of relati...
by Esquire Fox
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Media Median
Topic: Art Thread
Replies: 9895
Views: 1941589

Re: Art Thread

Since this is for FlintTheSquirrel, I figured I'd share it here. This is my little brother as an Emolga, in the middle of an intense NES game: Probably Ninja Gaiden... http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6450/retrogaming.png And here's a Zorua, just because: http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3174/bedt...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I played that today, its good. Its also full of what appear to be foxes. Really? I've seen anthropomorphic rabbits, mice, bears, lizards, and cats, but no foxes. The designer behind this game, Dean Dodrill, once worked on the Jazz Jackrabbit series. The style shows, and so does his affinity towards...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

If you have an Xbox, you need to play this right now:

Dust: An Elysian Tail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg81GcutanQ
by Esquire Fox
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Looks like we are about to see the rise of a new console, the Ouya. The console runs entirely on Android. The best part? It is complete open-source. You want to make a game for the console and put it on there without licensing fees? No problem. You want to mod the hardware with upgrades to memory an...
by Esquire Fox
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

http://whurfsup.tumblr.com/post/26451705664/videogamenostalgia-atlus-sales-officially I imagine some people may be interested in that. Atlus has a reputation for having a very limited print run of many of their great games. These games often end up being among the rarest on the system. It is good t...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Okami HD for PS3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC2vSGDaj3E

That's three releases leaving gamers at a cliffhanger ending that begs for a sequel.
I don't care if you make it on PS3, Wii U, or whatever, just start on the sequel Capcom!
by Esquire Fox
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Speaking of PS3, one of mine just got hit with the Yellow Light of Death. It is the original 60GB model I got for $40 at the flea market that wouldn't read disks. The fix for that was simple, the fix for the YLOD is not. One or several soldering joints underneath the CPU and/or GPU on the motherboar...
by Esquire Fox
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I'm very excited for the Wii U. The addition of the touchscreen controller adds so many possibilities to gameplay. Not the least of which is all the local co-op possibilities. Say goodbye to split screen gaming! But with all the inevitable Nintendo releases such as new Zelda and Mario games, I'm act...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

The Grey Wolverine wrote:If you have proof Mario Party cut up your thumbs, Nintendo will send you gloves to this day.
They do, and fat lot of good that does me.

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by Esquire Fox
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

That controller has caused many a sore thumb. But I can't bring myself to hate it. The best of the best could be found on the N64 and that controller was the middleman between you and adventure. Games like Banjo Kazooie, Super Mario 64, Golden Eye 007, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Party and others ba...
by Esquire Fox
Sat May 12, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Update for my Playchoice 10 game lineup. I now have the following games in my cabinet: • Super Mario Brothers • Super Mario Brothers 2 • Super Mario Brothers 3 • Metroid • Rescue Rangers • Mega Man 3 • Rockin' Kats • The Goonies • Nintendo World Cup • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!! You can see some gamep...
by Esquire Fox
Sat May 12, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Common National Stereotypes
Replies: 222
Views: 44738

Re: Common National Stereotypes

Meatballs!
Every meal, every day.

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by Esquire Fox
Mon May 07, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

What is wrong with it? A lot of problems have simple fixes.
This excludes cases of having smashed your console with a hammer.
I don't know a remedy for that one.
by Esquire Fox
Mon May 07, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Unlike your Xbox 360s and PS3s of today, these are highly resilient consoles ;).
With some cleaning and tender loving care, they'll be back in good shape.
by Esquire Fox
Mon May 07, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

I went to my local pawn shop today to ask about the old systems they kept in the back. The owner has known me for a while, so he said he'd sell them to me for a dollar a piece. So of course the only logical choice was to buy all 124 of them. ... Yeah, I don't even know. http://img24.imageshack.us/im...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Nintendo Playchoice 10 http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1728/playchoicekiosk.jpg The Marquee is actually red and white, but I couldn't take a good picture with the lighting. The Playchoice 10 was an arcade machine manufactured by Nintendo in the mid 1980s. Originally, the machine was intended to sh...
by Esquire Fox
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I don't really have any modern examples. By today's standards, a bad difficulty curve usually makes a bad game.
I've never really been one to purchase modern games without first gathering some information on the gameplay.
by Esquire Fox
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Yoshi's Island did have an excellent difficulty curve, not counting the extra stages. The DS sequel stayed pretty faithful to the original considering it wasn't even developed by Nintendo. Extreme difficulty isn't very common in today's games. Many modern games hold your hand all the way through, bu...
by Esquire Fox
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Anyone who knows me personally will know that I am a HUGE nintendork, though lately I've been getting into steam games (in paticular Team Fortress 2) more often. Dispite that, my favorite games are still nintendo ones (Yoshi's Island is and will always be the best game ever created). Also great is ...
by Esquire Fox
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I never did beat the original Spyro 100%. I remember being terrified of the stage with the enemies that can swallow you whole. Though I did managed to get 100% on Spyro 2, which unlocked unlimited fireball power. Lot of good that does when you've already collected everything. The Playstation console...
by Esquire Fox
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I always buy my current generation games, even last generation, but for things like the PS1 or even the SNES which you can't get anymore unless you buy them from a collector which costs exactly $1 billion, I use emulators. I only have a SNES one at the moment with like 6 games on it and it's actual...
by Esquire Fox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Whoa, the original PS3s had backwards compatibility? O__O Whaaaaaaaaat? Not fair. There were two PS3s released during the launch in 2006; the 20GB version for $499, and the 60GB version for $599. The 20GB version was vastly inferior (no WiFi, no card reader), but both had native hardware-based PS2 ...
by Esquire Fox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Today I went to the flea market and came across an original 60GB model PS3 with backwards compatibility. I asked the seller about it and he mentioned that it wouldn't read discs, but could still play downloaded games. After some bartering, I managed to walk away with it for just $45 dollars. When I ...
by Esquire Fox
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Sleet wrote:Is that the thing Diskun was the mascot for? The guy whose trophy was really hard to get in Super Smash Bros. Melee?
Yes, he was the mascot for the Famicom Disk System.
I believe you had to turn your language settings to Japanese for that trophy?
by Esquire Fox
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/711/famicom.png I finally received my Nintendo Famicom from Japan. This is the Japan equivalent to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was unbelievably hard to find one without yellowing, but here it is. A lot of the original Japanese titles were very diff...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Today, I came across a copy of Final Fantasy VII with a rare misprint. Apparently some of the very early copies had a minor mistake on the back. I wasn't even aware of this until I found out about it this afternoon. http://www.rareps1games.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/-23322205845752771.jpg Notice...
by Esquire Fox
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

Dubiousity wrote:Wow that sounds really awesome, I might get it.
Keep in mind that the creator of Terraria has stopped updating the game and has no further plans to do so.
Even so, the content that is there is well worth the money.
by Esquire Fox
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Discussion: Video Games
Replies: 7321
Views: 1240483

Re: Discussion: Video Games

I could never get into WoW as much as I did other MMOs. I'm not much of a group player, so end-game PvP and Raids weren't my thing. I kept exploring and striving for rare collectables and mounts till I ran out of interest. I'm mostly just waiting for Mists of Pandaria before I start playing again. T...
by Esquire Fox
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: Arc 51: Show Business
Replies: 855
Views: 130312

Re: Arc 51: Show Business

I am 21 and what is this...?

It is funny. The funniest strip in a while.
Don't be afraid to flex that PG rating every now and then.

Fun times ahead no doubt.
by Esquire Fox
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

http://tv-games.ru/images/vectrex/vectrex-logo1.png http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4531/img0373b.jpg The Vectrex was created by Smith Engineering and released in late 1982. This console used vector graphics, from which it gets its name. There are two methods for displaying an image on a screen....
by Esquire Fox
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Space Invaders http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9819/img0353yu.jpg Space Invaders was an absolute hit in Japan when it was released in 1978. So much so that it created a temporary shortage of 100 yen coins. Guinness World Records currently ranks it as the top arcade game of all time. The pixelated ...
by Esquire Fox
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Scared?
Replies: 150
Views: 29782

Re: Scared?

I am immediately reminded of the time I was giving my Senior Project speech in front of the class. I had memorized the entire thing. I didn't even look at the note cards once. I paced my speech and kept a steady voice. And the whole time I was up there, the podium was vibrating as my hands shook unc...
by Esquire Fox
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Magnavox Odyssey http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/160/img0342eu.jpg [Link to Magnavox Odyssey Commercial] I might as well quit right now, because it doesn't get any older than this. The Magnavox Odyssey was the first home video game console ever marketed. It was released back in 1972, making it 5 y...
by Esquire Fox
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

You can unlock it from underneath the dome, causing it to pop open. From there you can change the game, the volume, and set the 'demo timer' (can be left off). Closing the dome automatically locks it again. So what happens if you accidentally leave the key inside...? I can see my own stupidity comin...
by Esquire Fox
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

There is a story behind it. The previous owner was contracted to do some construction work for a lady. Before the work was to be done, she gave him a call. She offered to give him a game system in place of money. "Just a game system?" "No, no. Its not like that. Just wait until you see it!" While he...
by Esquire Fox
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Do you collect anything?
Replies: 320
Views: 72530

Re: Do you collect anything?

Sleet wrote:Oh man that is so awesome. It reminds me of witnessing Super Mario 64 for the first time in a Best Buy.
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Funny you should mention that.
The last thing this particular kiosk showcased was Super Mario 64.