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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2018, 06:14:33 AM »
It is. I'm super excited that the SDCC TMNT set is going to be available next year.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 02:38:04 PM »
Cool get on the magazines, Khush! I threw most of my old gaming mags out many years ago, sadly, but a few survived the cull. A few from N64 times, and one or two from the GC era. I've still never played beyond the beginning in Hybrid Heaven, which one of the mags touted as the N64 response to Metal Gear Solid (related: remember how much hype there was for Mission Impossible on N64, and WinBack?).

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 07:10:53 PM »
That Nintendo Power collection is dope as ****. A friend of mine with an absolutely massive game collection (I think he said about 5,400 games last time I asked) has every issue.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2018, 09:18:38 PM »
Cool get on the magazines, Khush! I threw most of my old gaming mags out many years ago, sadly, but a few survived the cull. A few from N64 times, and one or two from the GC era. I've still never played beyond the beginning in Hybrid Heaven, which one of the mags touted as the N64 response to Metal Gear Solid (related: remember how much hype there was for Mission Impossible on N64, and WinBack?).

I don't remember much hype for those games but I was still young then and there wasn't really a source for gaming news that I had back then. Plus, didn't get the N64 until around 1999. I also found myself getting disinterested in gaming a bit at that time. It was the Cube (and it's blessed controller) that really got me back into gaming. It was that perfect of soon graduating high school and then working and getting more self-income to buy games while still living at home so I still had the free time to play the games I was beginning to acquire. It caused me to go back and buy some SNES and N64 games from eBay and go back to those systems a bit but GameCube became most of my focus and then it spread from there of buying games through the years and building up a collection.

That said, I do remember seeing the Mission Impossible box / game at Blockbuster for rent when I'd go but never thought of actually playing it. Probably didn't help that the box was a pretty plain/generic looking cover. I'm not sure I've ever heard of WinBack until now. What I have noticed in flipping through some of the late N64 issues I've got (140 - 145) range is how much of a push The World is Not Enough seemed to get. Obviously, the game was hoping to catch some of that GoldenEye popularity and keep Bond as a popular gaming icon/franchise. However, it was released after Perfect Dark had come out a few months before and on the end of the 64's life with the GameCube soon about to launch making it look a bit obsolete. Bond has never been able to get back to that GoldenEye high and has tried to reboot it twice now with GoldenEye Rogue Agent (or something like that during the later Cube period) and then again during the Wii years. Both failed.

That Nintendo Power collection is dope as ****. A friend of mine with an absolutely massive game collection (I think he said about 5,400 games last time I asked) has every issue.

My week has just been flipping though and taking in wave after wave of nostalgia. While the collector in me likes the idea of a complete collection, I'm not motivated to spend the money it might take to pull that off. Like I say, I'm just going to hope for a chance to fill in those GameCube years and probably leave it at that. Still, that is a massive game collection. I mean, I don't have a tenth of that. All though I might be getting close to a tenth these days but still. That is crazy. I still buy games with the misguided hope of someday playing them and not just to display them.

UncleBob's got to have a complete Nintendo Power collection, thought, right?

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2018, 05:59:28 PM »
Wait, there were people comparing Hybrid Heaven to Metal Gear Solid? That makes zero sense, the games are nothing alike. It would be like comparing Harvest Moon 64 to Crash Bandicoot.

If they compared Mission Impossible on N64 to Metal Gear Solid, that makes more sense as they both feature stealth of some kind. I wouldn't compare the two myself though as they focus on different things. I never saw hype for the game though, it was just one I rented and thought it was decent enough to buy it later on. It's nothing special but I didn't think it was a bad game.

I haven't played WinBack, but I do have it.

That 007 The World Is Not Enough game is what taught me to pay attention to the actual companies that make games. I bought it sight unseen thinking it would be like a sequel to Goldeneye and boy was I in for a surprise. That's the main game that made me start doing more research before buying games as well as paying attention to things like the developer and publisher. That's also how I discovered Perfect Dark as I saw it was from the Goldeneye people. TWINE isn't a bad game either, in fact there are some things I like about it. But it's definitely no Goldeneye or Perfect Dark.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2018, 05:14:37 PM »
Wait, there were people comparing Hybrid Heaven to Metal Gear Solid? That makes zero sense, the games are nothing alike. It would be like comparing Harvest Moon 64 to Crash Bandicoot.

I mean the comparison is kinda bonkers, but I'm pretty sure it was made often nonetheless. Even modern reviews still bring up the MGS comparison. I even found this IGN boards thread speculating whether Hybrid Heaven was the result of an attempted N64 Metal Gear game. Probably because they released like a year apart and were both Konami titles?

Maybe I should try to play it someday, I'm sure it has aged like a fine wine.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2018, 05:38:47 PM »
It's like MGS because it's published by Konami.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2019, 07:16:28 PM »
It is. I'm super excited that the SDCC TMNT set is going to be available next year.
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2019, 12:40:52 AM »
I bought a set of burnout SS* american force wheels to install on my Ford F-150 truck together with a set of nitto tires and suspension lift kit.
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2019, 01:47:57 AM »
What are you doing that for? Offroading? Monster Trucking?


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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2019, 06:23:52 AM »
Off-road driving. A hobby that I was able to pick up from my dad and his colleagues.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2019, 11:46:53 PM »
Here goes a little TMI....

after hearing so much good about it for weeks and months and years on end, I just bought a bidet attachment for my toilet.

first thing it did was leak on the floor. I fixed that......
then it sprayed the far wall (do not leave in the "on" position when you turn the water back on...)

I haven't used it yet. But if it's as "life changing" as everyone makes it out to be, then all the toilets int he house will get the upgrade.

maybe I'll update... I probably won't though. Unless it was absolutely terrible and worth bitching and ranting about.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2019, 05:40:49 PM »
Sounds like updates should go in the toilet thread in the funhouse!

Not a purchase, but I was going to get a 3D printer for my birthday, and a co-worker was getting rid of his, and gave it to me for free! So now I have a 3D printer. Its a few years old, but barely used. His biggest issue was he didn't want to put the work into calibration and tinkering, so I'll have to put some work into it before I can make anything good.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2019, 10:56:37 AM »
... a co-worker was getting rid of his, and gave it to me for free! ...

Wow, that sounds AWESOME.
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2019, 08:30:21 PM »
Give us the bidet details!

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2019, 07:16:50 AM »
Give us the bidet details!

Not kidding, also interested.

We've gone back and forth a half dozen times about getting one. The biggest reason we haven't is due to kids - I don't want to imagine what would happen with them. But they are aging out of the "could be trouble" phase so the bidet is back under consideration.
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2019, 07:27:32 AM »
well... if your willing to use it correctly, you will save on toilet paper.
a few squares on 2 wipes

mo more detail at this time other than that.

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
Does it make you feel cleaner?
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2019, 05:17:37 PM »
The qualification ("if you're willing to use it correctly") is curious.
Does this mean some people prefer to use it incorrectly, for other nefarious purposes?
Is it the willingness or the correctness that is really in question here?
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2019, 06:40:06 PM »
You guys are really trying to make this an uncomfortable conversation for me, huh. Lol 😅

it's the willing to use it in the way I assume is correct... or most effective.

Yes you feel cleaner. and then using a toilet that isn't equipped the same afterwards leaves you feeling like you may not be....

it takes getting used to, obviously, but can see why some don't want to go back.
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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
I bought my cousin a bed tent for his birthday because he's going to stay in his brother's living room for awhile until he can find a new apartment https://www.amazon.com/Alvantor-Sleeping-Portable-Curtains-Breathable/dp/B07GGSRJQV/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=bed+tent&qid=1555533329&s=gateway&sr=8-3

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Re: What is your most recent purchase of interest?
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2019, 10:24:01 AM »
Sadly, my old laptop finally died this week exactly 2 weeks short of its 10th birthday. Upside is I managed to get a great deal on my replacement, Acer Helios 500, for just $1950 $1100 with a bit of haggling.
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