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#1861 MakMan333  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

whew, these expensive EU pre-orders are looking better and better by the minute.


Right up until the point they all get cancelled.

And then we riot

#1862 Ibacai  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

I realize that Super Punch Out is the weakest game on the SNES Classic but I'm honestly happy it's there. I'm looking forward to not being able to play it when I can't find one. Cheers

#1863 uglyteradon   CAG-tastrophe! CAGiversary!   1089 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

uglyteradon

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

Right up until the point they all get cancelled.

And then we riot

My Amazon UK pre-order is still sitting pretty... I'm contemplating having it shipped to a friends house out there and have them mail it to me. Is that smart or just paranoid?



#1864 Giant_Gamer  

Giant_Gamer

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

I might be in the minority here but I'd rather play super punch-out than another rehashed Mario game

I'm glad that you are able to really enjoy Super Punch-Out, and thankfully we don't have to choose one over the other. 

If I get this SNES I will play all the games, including SPO. But I remember not having any fun with it when my mom rented it from Blockbuster as a kid.

The number 1 game I look forward to playing is FF3(6), but probably not before I check out what the Super FX Yoshi's Island looks like. (I only ever played it on GBA, I love this game!)



#1865 BiggNick   One Man Army CAGiversary!   719 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

My Amazon UK pre-order is still sitting pretty... I'm contemplating having it shipped to a friends house out there and have them mail it to me. Is that smart or just paranoid?

They stated any change to the order may result in a later shipping date...I honestly wouldn't risk it personally.



#1866 Sporkis   Barley Legal CAGiversary!   1839 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:08 PM

I'm fairly certain this falls under Factor 6: Nostalgia, As I would say the weakest game on there (imo) Super Punch Out, is clearly worse then the coming this Fall Super Mario Odyssey.

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#1867 MakMan333  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:10 PM

My Amazon UK pre-order is still sitting pretty... I'm contemplating having it shipped to a friends house out there and have them mail it to me. Is that smart or just paranoid?


I wouldn't touch it, personally.

What I would do is try to get a preorder from another site that ships to the UK and get a back up order to your friend who can ship it to you.

#1868 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24100 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:17 PM

I wouldn't touch it, personally.

What I would do is try to get a preorder from another site that ships to the UK and get a back up order to your friend who can ship it to you.

If Amazon UK let you check out, then they will ship. When the "item won't ship to US" notice suddenly appears, it means an item is low stock.

#1869 spmahn  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

I remember MACE. That game was so unbelievably HYPE by EGM back then. Man, the good old days w/o no internet access...


Um, the Internet existed in 1998, it was pretty ubiquitous by the point.

#1870 Giant_Gamer  

Giant_Gamer

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

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Aww. Hi new friend! Punch Out is not a bad game... There isn't a bad game on the list.

I have no real attachment to it, but I am willing to play it and try it again.



#1871 reaperztoll   Banned Banned   3366 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

Um, the Internet existed in 1998, it was pretty ubiquitous by the point.

41% of adults in the USA used the internet in 1998 and only 147 million people worldwide which was 3.6% of the world population. So I'd have to disagree.



#1872 Sporkis   Barley Legal CAGiversary!   1839 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:37 PM

Aww. Hi new friend! Punch Out is not a bad game... There isn't a bad game on the list.

I have no real attachment to it, but I am willing to play it and try it again.

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#1873 VGCollectaholic  

VGCollectaholic

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:39 PM

Cherry-picked stats for the win!

 

"Adults" include a pretty hefty number of older people who don't even use the internet today.   And using the entire "world" population as the pool is even worse.   The internet was definitely in wide-spread use in the US 1998.  I ran a school district website back in 1996 in rural America and it was widely used by both parents and kids.  Sure that's anecdotal, but still.



#1874 MakMan333  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:40 PM

If Amazon UK let you check out, then they will ship. When the "item won't ship to US" notice suddenly appears, it means an item is low stock.

Not doubting you, as many people have said it's likely they're going to ship, but how are you so sure?

#1875 Boozle061083   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

Sorry but I have to chime in here.  You're saying the internet wasn't widely used in 1998 yet the Sega Dreamcast had a 56k modem for online play and web browsing just one year later in 1999 and the PS2 had a modem just two years after that in 2001 so....



#1876 reaperztoll   Banned Banned   3366 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

reaperztoll

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Cherry-picked stats for the win!

 

"Adults" include a pretty hefty number of older people who don't even use the internet today.   And using the entire "world" population as the pool is even worse.   The internet was definitely in wide-spread use in the US 1998.  I ran a school district website back in 1996 in rural America and it was widely used by both parents and kids.  Sure that's anecdotal, but still.

The US Census says 42% of homes owned 1 or more computers in 1998. That means 58% of homes owned less than 1. I'm not cherry picking anything I'm going off of the available data. 

 

The term used was ubiquitous, "present, appearing, or found everywhere", which the internet was most certainly not.



#1877 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   785 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:52 PM

My first internet usage was in 1996.  Remember n64.com before it was a Nintendo-owned domain. :lol:  So much has changed ...

 

The US Census says 42% of homes owned 1 or more computers in 1998. That means 58% of homes owned less than 1. I'm not cherry picking anything I'm going off of the available data. 

 

The term used was ubiquitous, "present, appearing, or found everywhere", which the internet was most certainly not.

 

My family owned a computer by 89 or 90 (I think), but it wasn't hooked up to the internet.  Wasn't a Windows PC, either.  Could do word processing for school, which was what it was for, though.



#1878 jatt5abi  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:52 PM

Hopefully Amazon US doesn't sell out instantly and we all get a chance to preorder one

#1879 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   785 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

donny2112

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Sorry but I have to chime in here.  You're saying the internet wasn't widely used in 1998 yet the Sega Dreamcast had a 56k modem for online play and web browsing just one year later in 1999 and the PS2 had a modem just two years after that in 2001 so....

NES had online stock stuff in Japan in the 80s.  SNES had satellite access for "online" play.



#1880 Stridix   IT"S OVER 9000!!! CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:58 PM

My Amazon UK pre-order is still sitting pretty... I'm contemplating having it shipped to a friends house out there and have them mail it to me. Is that smart or just paranoid?

There are some UK sites for UK residents only that could still be taking preorders.  I would advise to order it from those sites and do that instead.



#1881 Petey Parker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

Um, the Internet existed in 1998, it was pretty ubiquitous by the point.

He never said the Internet didn't exist. In 1998 many people were just getting or didn't even have Internet access yet depending on where you lived.



#1882 Khach86  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

My first internet usage was in 1996.  Remember n64.com before it was a Nintendo-owned domain. :lol:  So much has changed ...

 

 

My family owned a computer by 89 or 90 (I think), but it wasn't hooked up to the internet.  Wasn't a Windows PC, either.  Could do word processing for school, which was what it was for, though.

didn't n64.com turn into ign.com or am I thinking of something else?



#1883 ShockandAww   Truth is treason CAGiversary!   7465 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

ShockandAww

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:10 PM

I was on AOL 3.0 I think it was back in 1996. You had to pay $3 per hour for AOL. My grandpa would yell at me to get off the internet all the time because we didn't have much money as it was, plus he couldn't use the (rotary dial) telephone while I was connected.

 

Conversations in AOL chatrooms were like:

 

tohel69: Hey baby, A/S/L?

SugarBabyXxX: 14/m/ur moms house btch



#1884 Helldweller87   Banned Banned   1435 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

Hopefully Amazon US doesn't sell out instantly and we all get a chance to preorder one

Well if they do what they did with the Skyward Sword Amiibo - only Prime members will get to order and it will be limited to 1 per account which would be nice.



#1885 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9676 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

There once was a man from Nantucket.
Who had no need for a SNES Classic.



#1886 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24100 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:15 PM

Not doubting you, as many people have said it's likely they're going to ship, but how are you so sure?

I was able to pre-order a Breath of the Wild LE from Amazon UK and after 10 minutes or so, I figured I'd order a second one (to keep sealed) and that's when I noticed the "won't ship to US" note and couldn't check out. The item was OOS a bit afterwards. The following day, it came back in stock and I was able to order a 2nd one just fine- and then again, an hour later it showed the "won't ship to US" again. I received both copies just fine. There are items that have the "won't ship to US" at all times and I find that these are items that are usually larger CEs. 

 

I used to import a lot and I think it's due to VAT, and this is simply my theory: for a large retailer like Amazon, I'd imagine it's to hard to keep track of how much VAT they collect vs how much they sell, so when it comes to reporting that VAT to the government, they need to explain why they collected less than sales- as they shipped a number of units to foreign countries and thus did not collect VAT. Once the numbers get low, they stop foreign sales so as to avoid complications. Again, my theory, I could be 100% wrong. There's really nothing wrong with trying to get a backup just in case. 



#1887 MakMan333  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

Thanks

#1888 happydogs   Razor barrel. CAGiversary!   533 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

happydogs

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

My first internet usage was in 1996.  Remember n64.com before it was a Nintendo-owned domain. :lol:  So much has changed ...

 

LOL that made me remember when Ocarina came out, and Nintendo wanted to register zelda.com, but it was already registered.  It was a porn site.  Nintendo tried to buy it from them, but the owner refused, and N had to settle for zelda64.com.  At least the porn guys were nice enough to put a warning message on the front page that their site had nothing to do with Nintendo or The Legend of Zelda, and may have even had a redirect to the actual site.



#1889 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   897 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

Conversations in AOL chatrooms were like:

tohel69: Hey baby, A/S/L?
SugarBabyXxX: 14/m/ur moms house btch

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Totes!!!

My brother worked at Nobody Beats The Wiz back then. We used their log in info to get free dial up at home for years. Great times, those were.

#1890 maykol   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

I'm fairly certain this falls under Factor 6: Nostalgia, As I would say the weakest game on there (imo) Super Punch Out, is clearly worse then the coming this Fall Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Punch Out is not the weakest game here. I had a blast playing that game and it improved on the original punchout. If you play it again I am sure you will realize how much strategy goes into beating your opponent in the shortest time possible.

 

To me, the Kirby games and Starfox game are weak. But then again they are Nintendo IP.







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