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Re: Buying Refurbished Systems
« Reply #945 on: May 15, 2017, 05:35:11 am »
I'm finally about to pull the trigger on an xbox 0ne.
What is your stance on buying refurbished systems?


Told ya XBOX ONE is garbage!  :)

You will discover over time that gaming hardware is very expendable but not the games themselves.

Game for as long as the hardware can hold up, and when the hardware flatlines, simply replace it, so I'd strongly recommend refurbished hardware.

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #946 on: May 22, 2017, 11:04:07 am »
I don't have it yet, but I WILL be getting the refurbished system thanks to your recommendation.
I'm down with Xbox just like I'm down with Dreamcast.
Until the wheels fall off.


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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #947 on: May 22, 2017, 11:29:27 am »
I don't have it yet, but I WILL be getting the refurbished system thanks to your recommendation.
I'm down with Xbox just like I'm down with Dreamcast.
Until the wheels fall off.



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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #948 on: May 25, 2017, 10:42:16 am »
Never!


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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #949 on: June 14, 2017, 07:29:26 am »
I'm finishing up a build of an arcade cabinet using RetroPie.  Check it out so far.



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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #950 on: June 14, 2017, 08:35:33 am »
Wow that looks really cool, Catch!

Did you get the cabinet used?

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #951 on: June 14, 2017, 11:46:22 am »
Catch!!!!!
What's good man? How ya been?


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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #952 on: June 14, 2017, 12:54:02 pm »
Awww-w-w, beat me to it! :)

I have the blueprints, electronic devices on how to build a classic arcade kiosk but not all of the tools.

Nice, Catch!  Now I'm really motivated to go through with it.


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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #953 on: June 21, 2017, 05:04:27 am »
Vic

I got the original chassis off of Craigslist at an old video game repair shop for all of $60!!  I took all the guts out, including the monitor and put a Raspberry Pi inside of it. 


Mastrmynd

Everything's good!!  How you been?  I've been fine...busy the last few months getting my girls ready for some testing...trying to get them some private school scholarships!  What's good with you?  How's the acting career?  Since Pinewood opened, I'd guess you've been in my neck of the woods a few times by now.  Since things have slowed down...hopefully, I'll be back here for a while! lol


Here's the finished product..



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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #954 on: June 22, 2017, 06:21:15 am »
>>>Catch22

You're the best dad ever!  :)

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #955 on: June 22, 2017, 08:01:51 am »
>>>Catch22

You're the best dad ever!  :)

LOL...the girls sure do think so.  They've been playing Pokemon and a Sailor Moon Game to death!  I'm building up the Dreamcast and PS1 sections.  I already have about 500 old arcade games, the entire Atari, NES, SNES, MasterSystem, Genesis, Neo-Geo and PC Engines game libraries loaded.  You can always find something to play.   I found another cabinet on Craigslist and I'm about to do this all over again.  I had a blast! 

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #956 on: June 22, 2017, 09:08:30 am »
I thought about getting one of those X-ARCADE machines but I may go your route and do it myself and save a crap ton of money.  Very nice.
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a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #957 on: June 22, 2017, 10:27:41 am »
My girls wanted one of those Nintendo Classic last Christmas and I saw the price, I was like...forget that!  The RPi cost $35. This entire build cost me less than $150 because I had most of the stuff on hand I needed to build it.  The only thing I would do differently is that I would buy the joysticks from a US-based retailer.  I got these from a company in China and it took almost a month to get here.

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #958 on: June 22, 2017, 05:43:59 pm »
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"2. IF YOU DON'T READ THE BOOK BUT ARE WILLING TO ARGUE ABOUT IT EITHER YOU ARE:
a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Reply #959 on: June 22, 2017, 08:40:09 pm »
wow.. I wish I had the chips.. and the patience.. and ultimately, my own place.. to even begin to think about possibly trying to do something like that.

Kudos, Catch, Mastrmynd!! :-)

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