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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Segway 1, Bush 0
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:54 PM »
You know, I'm glad this thread was updated, because a couple of months ago, I had a chance to try out a Segway for a little bit, and I didn't fall off a once.

I'm giving serious consideration to throwing my hat in the ring for next year's presidential race.

VIREX in '04

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's Up For A Chat?
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:49 PM »
Well, I wasn't asking you.   ::)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's Up For A Chat?
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:45 PM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top Ten Albums of All Time...By Rolling Stone
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:41 PM »
And, there's plenty of "bubblegum pop" on the list, too--look at who the most-represented artist is, for one. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top Ten Albums of All Time...By Rolling Stone
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:37 PM »
Thriller is on there because it's a damn good album, all Michael Jackson jokes aside.

I haven't heard any of Britney's or NSYNC's albums all the way through, but I would bet that yes, while they had a few hit songs--they probably weren't albums where every song was good, or at least decent, like Thriller.

Sales shouldn't factor at all into these types of lists, ever.  That's what Billboard is for.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top Ten Albums of All Time...By Rolling Stone
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:23 PM »
Onee of my buddys pointed out too that sales should be a factor in where these albums landed...a mark of their greatness should be how much the general public agrees and buys said music

Bull honky--if that were the case, then Britney Spears and NSYNC would be the greatest performers of the past five years, and a list of the greatest films of all time would include Home Alone, Titanic, and Phantom Menace.

Sales should never factor into whether something is "good" or not--they only determine what is most popular.  "Good" and "popular" are rarely the same thing.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: December 2, 2003, 11:19 PM »
HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!

Video

 :-X

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 10:24 PM »
Nah no need to make it longer :-*

Man, if I only had a nickel for every time I've heard that one. . .   :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 09:45 PM »
There is a Namco Comp for PS2 that I have that has Galaga, Dig Dug, Pac Man, Ms Pac Man and Pole Positions 1 and 2...good stuff on that

Yeah, the Namco Museum.  I've got that too.  What they need to is to take all of the different comps they made for the PSX, and put that all on one disc.  They released five discs here in the U.S. (and I think one more in Japan), all with five or six different classic games on them.  So that's still around 30 or so games that we need on a new package--including all of the Pac-family games like Super Pac Man, Pac-Land, Pac-Man Jr., etc.

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I also have some Atari ones (for PS1) that must be in the miles of posts above that I sort of skimmed through

Yeah, this is a pretty long thread, huh?  Do you think I should take that list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums I made, and post it here?   ???

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 09:14 PM »
Oh--just noticed, on that Intellivision Lives comp, that the XBox version doesn't come out until the middle of January, while the PS2 version is available now, according to EB Games.

So, my apologies to you guys, for the hundreds thousands of Christmas wishes I might have dashed out there.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 09:10 PM »
Yeah, I was wondering how long it would be before someone mentioned all of the Namco compilations.  It seems that they're a lot like Nintendo, in that they don't really want to have anything to do with releasing any classic comps on PC at all.  (That's where MAME--mentioned earlier by jokabofe--comes in handy.)


Galaga, Ms. Pac Man, and the original Star Wars game are my favorite video games of all-time.  They'll never get old or boring to me, ever.  

And they're just as good and fun-to-play as these newfangled, high-falutin' games that all the youngsters are playing nowadays!  

Flibbety-floo!   >:(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 08:54 PM »
Regarding the new Intellivision Lives comp--here's the cover for the XBox version (PS2 is the same):



Game list:

  • Armor Battle
  • Astrosmash
  • B-17 Bomber
  • Backgammon
  • Baseball
  • Body Slam: Super Pro Wrestling
  • Bomb Squad
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Buzz Bombers
  • Checkers
  • Football
  • Frog Bog
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse Racing
  • Hover Force
  • Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack
  • Las Vegas Roulette
  • Motocross
  • Night Stalker
  • Pinball
  • Reversi
  • Sea Battle
  • Shark! Shark!
  • Skiing
  • Snafu
  • Soccer
  • Space Armada
  • Space Battle
  • Space Hawk
  • Space Spartans
  • Spiker!: Super Pro Volleyball
  • Stadium Mud Buggies
  • Star Strike
  • Sub Hunt
  • Tennis
  • Thin Ice
  • Utopia
  • Vectron
  • And more!!
$19.99 at EB Games. . .

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Funny, was just diving into the thread to post this very thing. Ordered Alien Quad from DDD too, its the best price BY FAR, if you use the coupons. It was 74.99 at Target this afternoon.

You know, I heard that Costco stores are selling the Quadrilogy for $61.99 this week.  I don't have them here, but that's a pretty good deal for a B & M store, and worthy of checking out if you're interested in the Quad and have Costcos in your area.

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Re: Pirates - Target is cheapest, but they put their DAMN stickers on the back of the package, and this disc has an unshrinkwrapped cardboard outer sleave. So, the Target stickers are stuck onto it. Those that are anal about package presentation might want to hit BB or CC instead and pay the extra buck for a good case.

You know, that's the one thing I don't like about those cardboard sleeves that Disney puts on a few of their DVDs--they can get trashed by price stickers, security tags, etc.  Other than that, they're really nice-looking, in my opinion. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 08:41 PM »
Thanks for that post, Matt.  I've also heard that the book called Game Over, by David Sheff, is a really good one.  It's supposed to detail Nintendo's rise to dominance in the mid-80's.

There are a couple of other compilations for the PlayStation, in addition to the two you mentioned above, that I've got:

Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1
  • Asteroids
  • Battlezone
  • Centipede
  • Missle Command
  • Super Breakout
  • Tempest

Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2
  • Crystal Castles
  • Gauntlet
  • Marble Madness
  • Millipede
  • Road Blasters
  • Paperboy
Now, what's genius about this new Treasures compilation, is that they've added a couple of "new" games that aren't available anywhere else, but they've also left off at least one game from three of the four previous compilations!  Which means, if you're a tool like me, you have to buy the new compilation, just for the two or three games that you don't already have, while at the same time, you have to hold on to all the old compilations, just for Burger Time, for example, which isn't on the new one.

Now, for the PS2, there's also the Activision Anthology, which contains "Over 45 Radical Games", most of which are included in the Activision comp. listed above, but here are a few that the PC version doesn't have:

  • Beamrider
  • Bridge
  • Commando
  • Decathlon
  • Kabobber
  • Pitfall 2
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Private Eye
  • Robot Tank
  • Space Shuttle
  • Starmaster
  • Thwocker
Out of the two comps, it looks like the only game the PC version has that the PS2 one doesn't is Atlantis--so I would tend to think that the Anthology would be the better of the two Activision comps, at least until this supposed GBA version comes out.

Speaking of the upcoming Activision GBA comp, it includes all of the above games, plus the following (this coming from IGN, supposedly):

  • Baseball  
  • Bloody Human Freeway  
  • Climber 5
  • Okie Dokie
  • Oystron
  • Skateboardin'
  • Skeleton+
  • SpaceThreat Deluxe
  • Title Match
  • Tomcat F-14
  • Vault Assault
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Video Euchre
So, if all of those games are going to put onto one GBA game, well, I don't know what to say, other than that would just be the ultimate no-brainer and time-killer. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 07:54 PM »
when you typed "vintage gaming nerds", you really meant old people, right?? ;) ;D

Unfortunately, yeah.   :-[

Yeah, I've tried MAME before, a couple of years ago, and even got it to work one night, but I'm a computer moron, and I screwed it all up.  Oh well--cool stuff.  

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i also noticed today that x-box is going to have an intellivision classics disc coming out - or it might be out already. that might be something i need to pick up...

Yeah, I wish someone would have mentioned that earlier in this thread. . .  

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