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General Arcade and Retro Chat - Insert Coin -

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,338 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    How dare you for liking a game that's not big budget, how very dare you!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,569 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    It'd be funny if it wasn't such a common attitude.

    I honestly think that beyond 'ethics in journalism' and good old fashioned misogyny, the bizarre phobia some people have of independent and offbeat games was one of the major catalysts behind GamerGate.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,114 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Yeah some of those phobias are just idiotic. All turn based games are crap, if it doesn't have guns or swords it's **** and 'faggy' nintendo graphics.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ DinoRex


    Yeah. They had an email writing campaign to prevent Gone Home from being released on the Wii U, but GTA5 gets taken off shop shelves of a super market in Australia and they sh*t the bed!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,338 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    Yeah some of those phobias are just idiotic. All turn based games are crap, if it doesn't have guns or swords it's **** and 'faggy' nintendo graphics.

    It's rather ironic that the testosterone driven muscle men in the games that type of person plays are far more homo erotic.

    The type of person that calls Mario 'gay' and then proceeds to teabag someone in Halo.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 34,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Just watched Pride last night with the better half, turns out the US have it an R cert, apparently their approach to homosexuality in cinema is rate it out of the way of young people, presumably in case they catch the gay or something.
    Idiots


  • Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ Tomo.Murphy


    o1s1n wrote: »
    It's rather ironic that the testosterone driven muscle men in the games that type of person plays are far more homo erotic.

    The type of person that calls Mario 'gay' and then proceeds to teabag someone in Halo.

    As someone who used to play CoD, Gears of War, Halo, Battlefield and FIFA competitively online, homo erotic honestly hits the nail on the head. There were times when the atmosphere was just downright awkward sitting in the game lobby waiting for the match to start.

    Playing Mario Kart 8 now and I haven't had this much fun playing a game online (apart from Portal 2 with friends) since Mario Kart Wii when that launched. Even when you're losing you're having fun and the only messages you can give other players in lobbies are encouraging ones, ha.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 34,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    No fun if you spend all your time falling off of Rainbow Road.
    Especially if playing a cheating fecker like Retr0!


  • Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ Tomo.Murphy


    I haven't fallen off Rainbow Road yet, ha. I was actually pretty surprised given how crap I was at MK Wii. I don't seem to fall off much to be fair. Maybe once or twice every 2nd/3rd race. It can get a bit annoying when you get hit with 3 green shells in a row and you couldn't hit the wall with one of your green shells, ha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,684 ✭✭✭ Doge


    Any of the Wii U heads play this yet?



    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/meme-run

    Almost makes me want to buy the console! ;)

    Shame I'm not in it tho...

    much dissapoint


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭ Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy


    CiDeRmAn wrote: »
    No fun if you spend all your time falling off of Rainbow Road.
    Especially if playing a cheating fecker like Retr0!

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,114 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer




  • Registered Users Posts: 32,338 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Retr0gamer wrote: »

    Whaaaat?

    That's mad news! PS4 purchase confirmed.

    I wonder will it get an English release? Part of Leynos 2's charm is not knowing what the hell is going on :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ DinoRex


    Really enjoying Dragon Age Inquisition at the moment.

    Wasn't a fan of the first one and gave the second one a miss but this one feels like a proper old Bioware game like Jade Empire. It's bloody beautiful too. Am 20 hours in now and the story is just getting going.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,762 ✭✭✭ Steve X2


    Just seen a giant Game Boy DMG-01 getting wheeled into one of the empty units in the CHQ building in the IFSC!
    Anyone know if there might be some retro event going on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,684 ✭✭✭ Doge


    Steve SI wrote: »
    Just seen a giant Game Boy DMG-01 getting wheeled into one of the empty units in the CHQ building in the IFSC!
    Anyone know if there might be some retro event going on?

    Sounds more like there was an event last night and went a bit mad on d'oul lsd! ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,338 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Steve SI wrote: »
    Just seen a giant Game Boy DMG-01 getting wheeled into one of the empty units in the CHQ building in the IFSC!
    Anyone know if there might be some retro event going on?

    I think I remember seeing photos from some Dublin hipster type group that hang out in a warehouse down the docklands, they had a giant DMG-01 hanging in the background for extra hipness. Might be to do with them? Similar location.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ DinoRex


    Anyone else have a bunch of Club Nintendo stars expiring today? First time I've noticed them expiring... just cashed in 4000 for the Mario Kart badges.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭ TechnoFreek


    Hipsters. Urgh


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,762 ✭✭✭ Steve X2


    It could be the hipsters, but they were wheeling it into the main area that's empty, and that's usually used for art displays and events.

    There's an area down the end(or up the front depending on how you look at it) that would be great for a retro event to show off the arcade machines and consoles.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    DinoRex wrote: »
    Anyone else have a bunch of Club Nintendo stars expiring today? First time I've noticed them expiring... just cashed in 4000 for the Mario Kart badges.

    Yep, just checked there. 1500 expiring for me today/tomorrow. I thought they'd done away with expiry dates for these! I wouldn't mind, but the scutter available makes me not want to waste them just to save 1500 points. Digital wallpaper & ringtones, ffs Nintendo!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ DinoRex


    That said I think a lot of my points might have still been left overs from Game Cube games. Went on big binge of adding codes in about 2 years ago and lots and lots of GC stuff still worked.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,338 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Steve SI wrote: »
    It could be the hipsters, but they were wheeling it into the main area that's empty, and that's usually used for art displays and events.

    There's an area down the end(or up the front depending on how you look at it) that would be great for a retro event to show off the arcade machines and consoles.

    Hipsters putting on an art display maybe? :D

    Yeah it would be great to organize something like that if the interest was there, it's a good spot for it alright. How about Steve_SI's arcade and retro Emporium? You'd have me as a customer anyway :D
    Myrddin wrote: »
    Yep, just checked there. 1500 expiring for me today/tomorrow. I thought they'd done away with expiry dates for these! I wouldn't mind, but the scutter available makes me not want to waste them just to save 1500 points. Digital wallpaper & ringtones, ffs Nintendo!

    Ah stop, my sister had a load of points she needed to use up there over the weekend. We had a look and were absolutely disgusted by the rubbish on the EU store.

    I think when I last used my points, there wasn't any EU store and it was all from Japan. There was a lot more variety.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭ Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy


    I never got an email to say my stars were gonna expire but was told it's at the bottom? I don't even look that close at it. I used as much points as I could the last time getting the CD and Pikmin keyring.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    Do Wii games come with stars codes, I only need 150 more for that Game & Watch thing


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ DinoRex


    Yep. Also so do lots of stuff you've probably downloaded on the Wii U for free like Google Street View.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 15,182 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Atavan-Halen


    Myrddin wrote: »
    Do Wii games come with stars codes, I only need 150 more for that Game & Watch thing

    They do, some will still work and some won't. I went through all my Nintendo stuff a few months ago to get the DS game and watch collection and found that some codes still worked after the expiry.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 15,182 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Atavan-Halen


    Don't forget to get the hover boards and Nike mags out tonight guys.

    back-to-the-future-shoes.jpg


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 8,669 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76


    DinoRex wrote: »
    Anyone else have a bunch of Club Nintendo stars expiring today? First time I've noticed them expiring... just cashed in 4000 for the Mario Kart badges.

    Didn't know they still did that ****e, their awful website doesn't want to let me log in either. :mad:


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 34,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Don't forget to get the hover boards and Nike mags out tonight guys.

    back-to-the-future-shoes.jpg

    I'm looking to put a fax machine in the jacks in honour of this coming year. .


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