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#14289029 TurboGrafx-16 Mini Retro Console (Amazon Exclusive : Pre-orders start July 15th)

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 14 May 2020 - 10:39 PM

Wow I just put in my TG16 order last night from Amazon Japan. My new delivery estimate for my US order is May 26th. I did want two TG16 controllers. Maybe I'll keep both, but I would rather have a PCE version if I had two.

#14287120 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 07 May 2020 - 09:57 PM

I appreciate all your hard work Frisky. Navigating the Nintendo Switch eShop sales is a slow and painful experience. Thanks for putting the lists up on a regular basis.

#14260398 SEGA Genesis Mini Console - $45 (New) $35 (Pre-Owned) @ GameStop

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 30 January 2020 - 07:51 PM

Finally got around to getting it charged and fiddling with it. Work's been hell.


So, yeah, I like the 8bitdo six-button way more than the Genesis pack-in controller (and I didn't hate those).

Wireless is love, obviously, but there's a dedicated button on the 8bitdo to bring up the save/load menu for a game, and you power it on and off by holding the start button for a couple seconds.


There are a couple other buttons on it also that I'm not sure what they do. One's a star, one's a...pyramid? Dunno. I'll mess with those later and report back if they're significant at all.

But so far I've found it quite responsive, more comfortable than the pack-ins, and more accessible thanks to the dedicated menu button. One of these days I'll try one of the games that use all six buttons.

Hey thanks for checking back with me. Hope work has settled down since then.


The options you mentioned sound pretty good and I ended up picking up two of them this week as they pair aesthetically with my Mega SG . Still in the box but I did open them to check them out. Mine were not sealed and I am not sure if they are all like this. Looked brand new however. They do feel good in the hands and the D-pad is up there in quality. I do prefer my Retro-bit wireless controllers for my OG Sega systems but I can't deny that the 8bitdo M30 feels a tad more ergonomic when holding it.


I was taking a look at the manual and it looks like the Star button is for setting a turbo function to a button you hold before pressing it. I also found this mentioned in their M30 FAQ regarding the Mode (pyramid) button. By default the controller is set to 6 button mode and since some Genesis games are incompatible with this, you put the controller in 3 button mode by pressing and holding the Mode button.


I'm going to check them out later today. 

#14251824 Shenmue 3 @ BestBuy, sale $29.99 & Free Steelbook!

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 02 January 2020 - 09:43 AM

I'm still surprised Yu Suzuki decided not to finish the series with this game and instead leave it unfinished when it took this long. To me, it's just such a slap in the face to diehard fans. At this point, I think there is close to zero chance that Shenmue gets another sequel. Shenmue 3 likely wiped out its goodwill from those with some curiousity, leaving now only a niche of a niche to support a fourth outing. This franchise is dead.

It was known from the start of the Kickstarter campaign that Shenmue 3 would not finish the story. Yu Suzuki said that there would be 11 Chapters and would require 4 or 5 games to tell the whole story.





Following the Kickstarter comments since the start of the campaign, I would say that more backers were upset about the Epic exclusivity and botched campaign rewards during the launch window.


I played the original Shenmue on my Dreamcast , imported Shenmue 2 for Dreamcast to play it early, then replayed Shenmue 2 on Xbox. Recently I replayed Shenmue 1 and 2 on my Xbox and PS4. I'm a diehard as well, however I do not feel that the story should have been completed during the 3rd outing, it was never an expectation.


As I said before, Y's Net has financial backing from Deep Silver. I do believe that there will be additional Shenmue games in the future. No doubt that they will get additional funding from Epic if they continue with another store exclusive launch for PC. In my opinion there probably won't even be another Kickstarter. 


Shenmue was always a  niche of a niche game. It isn't dead just yet.

#14250768 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 30 December 2019 - 06:05 PM

I showed this to my cat but she didn't find it as funny as I did.

#14250327 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 29 December 2019 - 08:50 AM

Adventure for the Atari 2600.

That game is still in my backlog.

#14249555 Shenmue 3 @ BestBuy, sale $29.99 & Free Steelbook!

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 27 December 2019 - 07:58 AM

After seeing angryjoe’s rapid review, sadly I think I’ll never cop this game

Angry Joe is an interesting personality but his reviews are over the top. Sometimes he just rants about things that are not that big of an issue. It is his opinion regardless.

That being said, there are other reviewers that give the game a reasonable and fair review. Digital Foundry goes into the pros and cons in detail.

Personally the game is exactly what it should be. It looks and plays just like a Shenmue sequel. It won't really be if interest of anyone who didn't play the originals.

#14249366 PSN Weekly Deals - 2/10: Big in Japan Sale ends 2/25, Critics' Choice Sal...

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 26 December 2019 - 10:22 PM

You get my wife, no returns accepted.

During sex my wife always wants to talk to me.

Just the other night she called me from a hotel

I tell ya, no respect.

#14249343 Shenmue 3 @ BestBuy, sale $29.99 & Free Steelbook!

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 26 December 2019 - 09:43 PM

I totally believe that the Kickstarter money only payed for a fraction of the cost. Sony and Deep Silver fronted the cost for the rest. If I recall from the Kickstarter updates, Y's Net said they needed Deep Silver in order to make Shenmue as good as it could be.

Since Deep Silver had publishing rights, they made a deal with the Epic Store and caused a lot of controversy. The Kickstarter backers were not as important at this point. Y's Net and Deep Silver pointing fingers at each other when the backers request updates for their backer concerns.

I backed a digital and physical copy for PS4 in addition to purchasing a retail steelbook copy when after release. If they happen to Kickstart Shenmue 4, I don't think they will get as much support as before. Many PC gamers were miffed at the switch to Epic Store exclusively at the 12th hour of release. I do believe that the 4th game will happen, but Deep Silver will most likely again front the cost if development.

The next installment should be cheaper to make now that Y's Net have updated the game to the Unreal Engine. The foundation has been set.

#14249092 SEGA Genesis Mini Console - $45 (New) $35 (Pre-Owned) @ GameStop

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 26 December 2019 - 08:38 AM

Got one of these for Christmas, and also a $25 GameStop gift card, so I figured I'd buy one of the six-button controllers.

GameStop...doesn't seem to sell those online? And I can't check in-store stock? Cool.

The wired and wireless 2.4Ghz controllers for the mini from Retro-bit are great. Looks like GameStop is out of stock. Amazon has them for $18 and $30 at the moment. Although it probably doesn't help if you want to use that gift card.

#14249084 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 26 December 2019 - 07:24 AM

SeasonalCAG A Christmas Story Habitual Watcher:

Merry XMAS Brohs!

What be better way to celebrate than with seasonal pc upgrades:
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K Delid with Copper Top
Cooler: Noctua NH D15 chromax.black
Mobo: Gigabyte Aorus Master Z390
PSU: Corsair RM1000x
Misc: EVGA PowerLink for 2080 ti
Misc: EVGA Red Trim Kit for 2080 ti



Holiday bonus photo to make my turntables happy with RDR2 soundtrack:


Holiday Edit: Forgot I rejoined the Ultrawide Master Race:
Monitor: LG 34GK950F-B 1440p 144hz


Hey awesome setup! I debated on going ultawide but ended up going with an Acer Predator 4k 144hz instead. I may change my mind sometime next year. I'm running a 1080ti and definitely want to upgrade to the Nvidia 3000 series in the upcoming months. Your 2080ti is looking clean. Did the temps drop after the delid? Never attempted it on any of my CPU's.

I see you also play Destiny 2 on PC. I main a Titan myself. Been playing since the D1 days on Xbox. Ended up starting fresh on PC when it was on Battle.net. Glad they moved on to Steam and enabled cross save. I sometimes go to Xbox to help with quests with the missus, she mains a Warkock. Definitely prefer to play on PC. I'm liking the new season so far.

#14247952 *DEAD* (Bare Drive) Seagate FireCuda Gaming 2TB Performance SSHD – 2.5 Inch S...

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 23 December 2019 - 08:07 AM

I have two 2TB 3.5 Firecudas in my PC and a 2.5 Firecuda in an external enclosure. All three have been working fine for a few years. These have been out for a while now and so 60 bucks for the 2.5 is a decent price.

Working in technology and from my personal experiences, I've had HD failures from Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, etc. Any popular brand will have their issues. In my field it's not if a hard drive will fail, it's when. Even more so with traditional spinning disk hard drives.

#14247944 Mortal Kombat 11 XB1/PS4/Switch 19.99 Best Buy DOTD

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 23 December 2019 - 07:31 AM

These prices are testing my might to not buy Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch even though I have the Premium Edition on Xbox.

Ah what the hell in for a Switch copy and an Xbox copy as a gift. Picked up Shaq Fu for five bucks too.

#14246841 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 19 December 2019 - 11:40 PM

You mean, other than:


-improved library

-improved search

-remote play together

-deep dive function

-interactive recommendations system

-micro-trailers function

-announced a new VR game (that allows even competitor's equipment to play)


Meanwhile, Epic Games Store can't even manage a shopping cart.

Not only that, Epic is only giving free games away to get people invested into the ecosystem. It isn't out of the kindness of their heart. They are also tossing large amounts of money to developers to launch exclusively on the Epic store. Epic themselves said that they cannot sustain this spending forever. The free games will stop and less exclusives will be bought out once they have enough people locked in. 


Steam has been fair overall. They don't strong arm or buy exclusivity to their store. They support my Oculus Rift and is fully compatible with their Steam VR game library. It's more open than the Oculus store. I still buy from Uplay, Origin, and Battle.net every so often, but Steam is more convenient for me. 


I'll never support Epic. I played Fortnite for a week, didn't like it, and never logged back in since. They don't bring anything to the table that I can't get somewhere else.


If you like Epic, that's fine, it's just not for me.

#14246360 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by NeloDiavolo on 18 December 2019 - 09:03 PM

OMFG, gaming socks? And here I thought gaming chairs were the worst thing to be pandered to the gaming masses. No better then a good ergonomic office chair, or better then a good pair of athletic socks and shoes. What's next, gaming underwear? Please tell me that doesn't exist.