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Video Games BS

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by se7enine, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jan 22, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    I'm sure I will. I still need to get the mini PS1. I have the Nintendos already.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    Gonna mod it?
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    You can mod it? Like turn it into an emulator or something?
     
  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:38 AM
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    Oh yeah, big time. Literally can just buy a usb stick and plug it in to add all the games you want. I guess it also makes a fantastic Neo Geo emulator.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:38 AM
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    Interesting.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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  9. Feb 16, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    I’ll get it when the price drops. I got the Genesis Mini when it dropped to $59.99.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    Same here. I think $99 is pretty steap. It does look like a pretty cool system though.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2020 at 8:26 AM
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    There's only 7 games on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini that I have nostalgia for. The rest of the games I remember from back in the day but never got a chance to check out or just never saw them in stores. I got a TurboGrafx-16 from Electronics Boutique back in June '92 when it dropped to $69.99. It came with Keith Courage In Alpha Zones and Bonk's Revenge. 3 years later in the summer of '95 I got a TurboDuo for $49.99 on clearance from The Good Guys. Even with those low prices back then the TurboGrafx-16 was in or near last place in the 16-bit era. Anyone else have a TurboGrafx-16 back in the day?
     
  12. Feb 18, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    My brother had a TurboGrafx adapter for his Pioneer Laserdisc player. It had Sega Genesis and Karaoke adapters as well.
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    I just had to look that thing up. Cost almost a thousand bucks back then.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaserActive
     
  14. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/vide...ashimoto-creator-famous-konami-code-has-died/

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    Feb. 26, 2020 at 10:05 a.m. PST

    Up. Up. Down. Down. Left. Right. Left. Right. B. A. Start. It’s the most famous sequence of button pushes in video game history, and its creator, Kazuhisa Hashimoto, has died. He was reportedly 61.

    His death was first announced on Twitter by his friend Yuji Takenouchi, a sound designer on games including Dark Souls. Konami, the Japanese publisher which employed Hashimoto, offered condolences on Twitter as well.

    “We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the ‘Konami Code,’” Konami said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-San’s family and friends at this time. Rest In Peace.”


    The Konami Code was first implemented in shooting game Gradius in 1986, a game that was famous for its difficulty. Hashimoto was responsible for converting the game from arcade to the Nintendo Entertainment System console, but found the game too hard to beat, so he created the code to give himself more lives. When the game finally shipped to homes, it turned out he forgot to remove the code altogether.

    The code was made famous by the also-notoriously-difficult 1988 shooter game Contra, where the Konami code gave players 30 lives. Contra and Gradius were both arcade games, which means their difficult gameplay was designed to pull quarters out of pockets. The home console experience didn’t exactly offer an easier experience.

    Hashimoto’s sequence made it into numerous other Konami games, and countless other games have included it as a cheat or hidden surprise (called Easter eggs). There are too many to list, but most recently, Fortnite’s black hole event last year gave you a shooting game once you inputted the code.

    The code’s impact extends beyond gaming. It’s become a common code to find Easter eggs and other tricks on websites like BuzzFeed and Google. It is the top phrase explained in Vox’s explainer for “Easter eggs.” The code has been mentioned in various films and TV shows. In 2009, the code would cause ESPN’s website to explode with ponies and unicorns. Even the Bank of Canada got in on the fun.

    It was more than a video game cheat code. It became a meme among anyone involved with computer software and information technology.

    The code’s original purpose was to help a player win. Cheat codes were an early solution to assist players to the still-new medium of video games. It was a catalyst for design decisions on accessibility, and a turning point in how to translate success at the arcades to the home games market today.

    Knowing the code meant you were armed with powerful information. There was no commercial Internet in the 1980s. To know the code, you had to know someone who knew, or at least subscribed to a print magazine that told you how to do it.

    Without Hashimoto’s code, this reporter would not have been able to beat Contra with his father, a cherished memory.

    Thanks to Hashimoto, it’s now standard practice and worth the effort to punch in his famous sequence of buttons — you never know what you’re going to get. More than 30 years later, it’s the code that keeps on giving.
     
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    Man, that's sad news. That guy is legendary.

    I'm starting to feel old.
     
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    That's sad. Imma buy a Konami code t-shirt in memory.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    The article was wrong about Gradius. Instead of 30 lives, the code activates all powerups except for Speed Up, Double, and Laser.
     
  18. Feb 27, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    I might pick one up when it drops a little. I played it a little back in the day but never saw it as a must have.

    I have the Nintendos, PS, and Genesis presently for the mini systems

    I'll have to watch this a little more, but this could be interesting for sure.

    I already had a good amount of the games on there I like on a PS2 collection but grabbed it for a few others I didn't have.

    I still have a lot of my old systems, PS2 is the most current one I own however..I don't count the retro consoles in that statement.
     
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    Can any of you confirm you can use a PS4 controller on a PS3? Looks like you can. I can't believe the PITA it is to find a PS3 controller. They're all fake and last for a month. I've probably went through three now and I take care of my gear.
     
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    Yes, wired is best but you can also pair via wireless with more work.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HFa5xOmo0
     

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