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


    I'm feeling left out here with all ye having babies! Congrats though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,011 ✭✭✭✭ Corholio


    No babies here either!

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    Bandit, the most important question is.....when are you putting up all the stuff for sale for us to feast over? :pac:

    Congrats though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,091 ✭✭✭ CathalDublin


    I've just finished rearranging my arcade(only
    spare room in our apartment) to make way for the cot arriving next week.
    Baby room looks awesome with a pinball and huge wooden arcade in it!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 34,178 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Babies means more retrogames!
    At least it did for me.
    She Who Must Be Obeyed is at work.
    I'm on my day off at home.
    Cidonalad is in his cot/seat/springy thingy asleep.....
    It's gaming time!

    Honestly, I got more gaming done in those days than since.
    Of course, it explains a lot about how the boy is now more addicted to videogame goodness than I am.


  • Registered Users Posts: 62 ✭✭ Downwind


    I've just finished rearranging my arcade(only
    spare room in our apartment) to make way for the cot arriving next week.
    Baby room looks awesome with a pinball and huge wooden arcade in it!

    Cool what more would I have wanted back in the day .
    Different strokes kinda set the tone back then.


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


    CiDeRmAn wrote: »
    Of course, it explains a lot about how the boy is now more addicted to videogame goodness than I am.

    Same. Socialisation in action :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,901 ✭✭✭ TechnoFreek


    CiDeRmAn wrote: »
    Babies means more retrogames!
    At least it did for me.
    She Who Must Be Obeyed is at work.
    I'm on my day off at home.
    Cidonalad is in his cot/seat/springy thingy asleep.....
    It's gaming time!

    Honestly, I got more gaming done in those days than since.
    Of course, it explains a lot about how the boy is now more addicted to videogame goodness than I am.

    Lucky you. I've had to take a gaming sabbatical.
    My two lads, still young, sleep very little during the day and cry a lot. Reflux and other digestion issues.

    Not a chance they would sit on their own! Frustrating at first until I accepted this is how it was going to be.

    Apologies if I've scared any future gaming dads!


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


    Watching storage wars in the background and they find a 2600 and a NES in one of the units. Guy claims it's a 001, the first model made and estimates them both at $2300.


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


    Was that the guy with the man purse?


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


    Was that the guy with the man purse?

    No the big bald guy wearing dungarees. I was just watching like

    oprah.gif


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 8,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76


    Lucky you. I've had to take a gaming sabbatical.
    My two lads, still young, sleep very little during the day and cry a lot. Reflux and other digestion issues.

    Not a chance they would sit on their own! Frustrating at first until I accepted this is how it was going to be.

    Apologies if I've scared any future gaming dads!

    Same here, kids = even less gaming time from my experience. Still worth it though.
    Watching storage wars in the background and they find a 2600 and a NES in one of the units. Guy claims it's a 001, the first model made and estimates them both at $2300.

    'In the background' - you're fooling nobody man! :pac:


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


    Andrew76 wrote: »
    Same here, kids = even less gaming time from my experience. Still worth it though

    That's only for a certain period, wait for it dude. If games click with them then you'll have games coming out of your ears for the next decade :D


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


    No the big bald guy wearing dungarees. I was just watching like

    oprah.gif

    How do they manage to do that twice in the same show? The one I saw was hilarious. The look on the guys face when he was told it was worth around $50 in working order was priceless.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 8,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76


    Myrddin wrote: »
    That's only for a certain period, wait for it dude. If games click with them then you'll have games coming out of your ears for the next decade :D

    Hopefully! We did get some more gaming time over the Christmas break - Lego City on the Wii-U is excellent, so much content crammed into that game. :)


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


    Andrew76 wrote: »
    Lego City on the Wii-U is excellent, so much content crammed into that game. :)

    Very cool isn't it :)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,156 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    With the combination of boozing and relatives visiting Christmas has been a total disaster for gaming for me. Would be better off back in work, I got far more gaming done!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 34,178 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    With the combination of boozing and relatives visiting Christmas has been a total disaster for gaming for me. Would be better off back in work, I got far more gaming done!

    Damn you Jebus for having your fake birthday at the same time Retr0 wants to play games.
    Couldn't you, the Christian churches, not have predicted Retr0's coming and made allowances in the calendar for his gaming needs??
    Honestly, bloody religion


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭ Mr.Saturn


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    With the combination of boozing and relatives visiting Christmas has been a total disaster for gaming for me. Would be better off back in work, I got far more gaming done!

    I'd be similar. I 100%-ed 3 or 4 long-ish games during essay/exam season, but since the holliers began, my game-time is drawn down to Binding of Isaac runs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,367 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Just went to lash on a film on netflix.

    'Popular on Netflix' - Birth of a Nation

    errrr... should we all be racist now? What's the official line the church has taken on this?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,156 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    o1s1n wrote: »
    Just went to lash on a film on netflix.

    'Popular on Netflix' - Birth of a Nation

    errrr... should we all be racist now? What's the official line the church has taken on this?

    It's a very hard movie to find so the fact that it's on Netflix is a big deal. Also it might be a disgusting piece of racist filth but it pretty much changed cinema forever with many of the techniques pioneered still being used today.

    As a piece of cinema history well you kind of have to watch it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,367 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    I've no objections to it being on netflix, I know how important of a film it is. It's just a bit bizarre to see it in the 'popular' category. :D


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,602 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    This notice was on the back of a silent film BluRay I got a few months back:

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    Ah, good old early twentieth century racism.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 8,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76


    This notice was on the back of a silent film BluRay I got a few months back:

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    Ah, good old early twentieth century racism.

    Didn't know you were holidaying in Australia JU? :P


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,602 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    Andrew76 wrote: »
    Didn't know you were holidaying in Australia JU? :P

    Was actually showing up fine on mobile, only when I saw it on desktop was it all wrong way 'round :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,650 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    Found these two beauties while packing up some stuff :) If you don't know what they are then you're either too young or honest !!

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


    I think I fall under both of those categories, ha. What are they?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,650 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    "Swap Magic" were boot discs for the Playstation 2, basically you booted the console using them and then swapped in a backup disc - you had to swap the disc without pressing the eject button though so all kinds of hacks and modded cases were available to do this.

    "HD Loader" was a Playstation 2 application that let you install games onto a harddrive. This is a fairly rare DVD copy of it, Sony quickly sued the crap out of anyone selling it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,091 ✭✭✭ CathalDublin


    Haha, remember the cases they use to sell for the PS2?
    I remember walking around Jonesborough market and every second person was walking out with a PS2 with flappy lid, funny thing is mod chips were well out at the time, I think it was just far more expensive to have one installed if you wern't very handy with a soldering iron
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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,650 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    Ya the Messiah chip was the first main one I think and definitely not a simple mod to install !!


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,156 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    You needed to be able to microsolder to install a PS2 modchip, it required someone very skilled and wasn't an easy job.


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