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#11844454 RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

Posted by Noperino on 15 June 2014 - 02:36 PM

So what's the deal currently. Buy or Don't Buy?

I haven't tried any games with saves yet but I think the save wipe issue was resolved with the patch. Other than that, I love mine so far. I admit I didn't feel too great on slapping down $150 for it but the image quality is superb and I love it. Totally worth it.

 

The only negatives that have been noted here many times are the controller (but you can use your own NES/SNES/Genesis controllers) and the fact that you have to use an actual SD card for updating it. Updating is also a bit of a hassle as the download server is slow and then requires some work on the side to verify it's for your Retron. 

 

A minor negative that some people have had are with repro carts and carts have indie games or translated Japanese games. If you own any game that was made during the time these consoles were out, they all should work.




#11572579 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by chivalry7650 on 02 March 2014 - 03:06 AM

Had a pretty nice trip to our GW today myself.  They had a plastic bag of SNES games, 26 games for $26.  Without even looking at them (since it was in the glass case) I asked them to hold it for me.  After getting it home and going through it, among the random sports titles and action games were a copy of Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, either of which more than paid for the whole bag.  

 

Also picked up a Sega CD/Genesis 2/32X system at the same store for $10.  It had all but the link cable between the 32X and the Genesis and the Sega CD power cord.  I pulled the missing cords out of my collection and everything tested out fine.  The cords it came with alone were worth the $10 and it even came with Sonic 1 and Sonic CD to boot!




#11568332 CAGcast #356: Insert Three Amigos Quote Here

Posted by Biomech on 01 March 2014 - 01:18 AM

I haven't hopped into the new consoles yet, trying to save for a wedding, but I am leaning towards PS4 for some reason. But the fiance is all of a sudden on the hypetrain for Titanfall, and is willing to snag the bundle when it releases. I'm not going to argue with her.

Elope now!!!  She's definitely a keeper...don't want to risk losing her!      O:)




#11568246 CAGcast #356: Insert Three Amigos Quote Here

Posted by zebwinz on 01 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

Great Podcast as always. As someone who skipped out on the PS3 the previous gen, I gotta say Infamous never made me go "Hmm, I really wanna play that game", I can't pinpoint why, but it just didn't strike me at all.

I haven't hopped into the new consoles yet, trying to save for a wedding, but I am leaning towards PS4 for some reason. But the fiance is all of a sudden on the hypetrain for Titanfall, and is willing to snag the bundle when it releases. I'm not going to argue with her.

First rule of being a good husband - always listen to your wife! Especially when she is telling you that you should buy video games.




#11385208 Steam Code Drop ~ NO BEGGING! NO TRADING!

Posted by Zyraq on 25 December 2013 - 05:23 PM

Merry Christmas Folks!

Thnx for the gift, Hope it works on Mac.

 

EDIT : Yesss! It'll work on Mac.




#11121522 Grand Theft Auto V - 11/14 New trailer released! We're bouncin' now!

Posted by CMoney™ on 09 October 2013 - 03:07 AM

Here's the easy/cheap way on surviving bounties:

 

If a player or NPC puts a [quicker picker upper] bounty, go into Solo mode or private mode with friends or crew members. Wait it out for a day (about 48 minutes real time), & not only does the bounty expire, but the money goes to you. You also earn an achievement worth 20G the 1st time you survive.




#11107758 List of all FREE Xbox Live Marketplace content (2.0)

Posted by CodeTrader on 03 October 2013 - 03:47 AM

Free Xbox Videos:

 

Preachers of LA: Season 1 - Comeback

 

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 2 - Jim Gaffigan Wears a Blue Jacket & Plum T-Shirt; bonus episode of The Birthday Boys Skewered!

 

Betrayal: Season 1 - Pilot

 

Ancient Aliens: Season 5 - The Power of Three

 

Hostages: Season 1 - Pilot for Air




#11074611 List of all FREE Xbox Live Marketplace content (2.0)

Posted by SonicXtreme on 20 September 2013 - 01:44 AM

my guess is it's a rogue employee having fun; shit has been way too consistent lately for it to be a systemic glitch IMO, they would have fixed that after the first....5 times.




#11065636 my Best Buy - former BB Reward Zone Program

Posted by GBAstar on 16 September 2013 - 09:55 PM

Anybody else notice that that alongside this my Best Buy overhaul they changed it so now you have to spend $25 to get free shipping?

 

Weird... what other major retailer has a similar policy?

 

Guess no more CAG bottom feeders that only buy the $7.99 clearance games around the holidays. I guess BB will miss that business.




#11047801 Steam Code Drop ~ NO BEGGING! NO TRADING!

Posted by 8bitbolt on 10 September 2013 - 12:38 AM

Holy hell, I won something! haha. Couldn't have come at a better than either. Thanks again.




#11054891 RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

Posted by CheapyD on 12 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

Used this thing at E3 and it was pretty awesome.  They have built all kinds of filters into the system to make the games look like you want on modern TVs. 

 

They will ship these to Japan so I guess I will order one.  Think I need to go grey.