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#13405845 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 19 July 2016 - 12:21 AM

Nice little flip I found at the local public library book store of all places, stashed somewhere in between some old useless PC software for $0.50.  It's sealed, otherwise it wouldn't be worth much mentioning.


Just surprised I found something of value in there.



#13405787 Pokemon Go

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 18 July 2016 - 11:46 PM

(this game just KILLS the batteries on those things)



#13402310 Pokemon Go

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 15 July 2016 - 01:02 AM

Saw this driving home yesterday on the freeway:




Loving the simple yet addictive and immersive approach of this game, I'll see how long the fascination lasts.

#13386238 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 29 June 2016 - 09:25 PM

I've had pretty bad luck (or at least no noteworthy luck) so far this year, so my frequency of GW trips have declined.  I did pick up something decent last week, it was a copy of Twilight Princess for Gamecube for $0.35....



... but it was only the case and the manual (both in good shape though).  It was behind the register, got semi excited and asked about it, but it was kept back there since someone stole the disc earlier that morning.  They were going to throw it out (why?), but I convinced them to sell it to me.  I was willing to even pay the sticker price of $1.50 (half off day from $3), but the manager was cool and just said $0.70 (half off to $0.35).


Happy at least it was saved from its dumpster fate.

#13356583 Official Redbox Thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 06 June 2016 - 05:07 PM

$1.25 off the first day of any movie. Expires 6/5 at 11:59PM


Used this one over the weekend but forgot to add my thanks :)

#13277479 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 04 April 2016 - 07:24 PM

Been a long time since I found anything remotely worthwhile, I haven't been thrifting near as much nowadays.  Picked up a Wii console bundle with NSMB Wii in the tray for $16, and I almost picked up this Donkey Kong board game for $3, but the set was kind of trashed up, didn't want to bother fixing it up for sale, and had no interest of playing it.

#13251265 Game Database / Community Moderation / Product Editing: So many questions......

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 16 March 2016 - 06:46 PM

I agree, I haven't seen this much dedication to the community moderation by anyone else in the past, get phantom some swag at least.

#13250069 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 15 March 2016 - 09:22 PM

When Sears had their good old days of awesome clearances with grossly outdated tags, I used to ask to scan items behind the glass case / carry a stack of games to the self scanner (before I had the foresight to create a UPC scan sheet...), to the point there was this one clerk that recognized me and had high suspicions about my activities when I visited their department.


I didn't do anything wrong, just trying to find out latest monthly drops, but she would always hover over me when I went over to the self scanner, or would send someone else to babysit me while I did the checks.


It was even worse when I would go and buy a few games, she would inspect the tags, thinking I was doing something shady when the prices were so different, never quite catching on to their own clearance cycles.  Managers would get routinely called in to double check the numbers, with plenty of awkward moments and thinly veiled death stares in between...


Anyways, she was only there for about a year, and that was probably my worst experience like what you felt (and even then I was acting a bit uncharacteristic of standard customers, so I understood part of the flak).

#13240083 Updated: Nintendo makes official announcement. Super Mario 3D World, DKC:TF,...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 08 March 2016 - 07:35 PM

So I just ordered Oot and Mario world since I'm not really interested in the rest(already have pikmin and Galaxy 2) but I am interested in tropical freeze... Anyone know if it is any good?

Aside from the pinnacle of 2D platforming this generation, Tropical Freeze has a top-notch soundtrack, excellent mix of nostalgic and completely original tracks.  Overall my favorite Wii U game, as the gameplay / music fusion makes for a high replay value (moreso if you have a similarly skilled co-op player to tag along with).

#13219439 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 24 February 2016 - 04:52 PM

Big Boss got a bit of an upset stomach this morning and puked on herself in the car on the way to daycare...

One thing for sure since I've had kids, I've seen more puking in the past 6-7 years than I did in my whole life prior.  Worst thing is that as a parent you inevitably get it too (if its a stomach flu bug and contagious), kind of near impossible not to since you have to clean up the mess.  Then when you have multiples it kind of bounces around for a month or so...

#13204776 Updated: Nintendo makes official announcement. Super Mario 3D World, DKC:TF,...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 15 February 2016 - 06:08 PM

Couple of things noted after reading through the thread...


1) The price given was in CAD, so USD could be lower, but I'm guessing they will tier this out as others have suggested.  When NOA did a reprint sale (not an official Nintendo Selects brand) of DKCR and SSBB, they were MSRP at $29.99, not $19.99.


I figure games like SM3DW and Pikmin 3 would be $29.99, and the others at $19.99, but I would be happily proven wrong.  It would make sense for at least some of the games being $19.99, case in point NES Remix Pack already $29.99 MSRP as already brought up.


2)  For Nintendo Selects reprints, the manuals (those that had actual manuals printed in the first run) should be the same, and the discs should also have the same artwork as well.  IIRC, the Gamecube Player's Choice discs were exactly the same, and most all of the Wii versions were as well.


The only caveat I can think of is sometimes Nintendo will have slightly different disc artwork color schemes (such as the Wii Sports seen here, all white text + colored seal and ESRB vs. transparent text), but there will not be a "Nintendo Selects" marking.  I'm not counting reprints from other companies, such as Atlus and the Dokapon Kingdom Wii reprints that had transparent / monochromatic vs. full color disc arts.


3) For those waiting on Wii games like KRtDL, MPT, etc. to be reprinted, they already have them available on the Wii U eShop for $19.99, not much of a chance to have these reprinted in physical form.

#13188724 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 04 February 2016 - 11:18 PM

I have nothing more to add to the current off topic conversation than hoping Intelligent Systems brings their A game to the new Paper Mario Wii U that's rumored to come out this year.  If they can get back to the PM64 / TTYD level of impact and playability, that will justify their 2016 efforts and bring a bit more lasting power to the Wii U if the full on NX doesn't come out until 2017.


God, but then imagine another amiibo line focused on Paper Mario characters...

#13170642 Game Database / Community Moderation / Product Editing: So many questions......

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 25 January 2016 - 08:03 PM

Thanks John for the attention to the editing queue, nice improvements overall.

#13127976 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 29 December 2015 - 08:55 PM

I can see where that would be more cumbersome when there are more players... However it was just me and my wife so the gamepad sat on the coffee table right in front of us, didn't cause any issues. Haven't even tried the mini-games yet.

I still stand by my statement though, the game is totally not a 43.

Bought AC:AF for my kids for Christmas this year, knowing full well of its shortcomings beforehand, but given the target audience I went ahead with it regardless.  Both of them love playing it (3 and 6), and the only real complaint I do have is the gamepad tossing with four players, but they both liked tapping dem amiibos.


I knew my wife would at least partially get into it since she is an AC fan herself, though somewhat surprisingly we've been playing the main board game even without the kids. With the gamepad issue nonexistant with only two players, my main gripe is put aside, plus there is a bit more strategy to the game once you unlock the ability to use the amiibo cards to roll for your main character (increasing the likelihood of certain dice rolls). It puts the game more in your control, even if artificially so.


As noted the Desert Island Escape game is awesome if you have a bevy of cards, plus my wife really gets into customizing the main board, all and all I'd rate it at least a 6/10 if you have kids / spouse to play with.

#13079880 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 04 December 2015 - 05:13 PM

I have to admit, I've made fun of people when I see them use these. You see them a lot at Disney. It's just looks so demeaning to the child like they're a dog or something. What's wrong with hand holding? But if it works for you use it. Maybe some kids have tendencies to run off.


I used to wear one of those baby carriers where they're strapped to your chest. Talk about a chick magnet. 

I had a cute doggy type backpack for my oldest when she hit 2.  It looks demeaning, and I didn't like using it, but the truth is she liked walking on her own, and the alternative of putting stress on her arm socket trying to keep her in line when she wanted to run off instead of putting the stress on her torso wasn't appealing.


Also I still use those front carriers with my son at 11 mo, I constantly get remarks when I'm out and about with that, plus its so much easier on my back (the whole center of gravity thing at your chest for guys) and frees up my hands.  I basically call him an accessory at that point.