Saborlas: This just in: those machines are rigged. Ric Romero reporting.
netringer: [media1.s-nbcnews.com image 474x356]Just tell the kid which one you want.
hailin: I don't get his advice. The ones around here are just a button. You move the claw into place, press the button, and then have no control after that point.
rainbowbutter: what does wearing all black have to do with IBM? what are they, in mourning? i didn't realize it was that bad over there.
roughridersfan: I used to pick up my wife at her job and pretty well won a prize every time I played, if the prize was in the right position and worth getting.Depends on the machine - some let you drop the claw a little bit at a time, which is what the one I played did. I would drop it down so that eventually the claw enveloped the targeted toy. Then I would drop it a bit more so the claw was still wrapped around the toy, but resting on its side. When time ran out or I held down the button, the claw would start to close, but it would be able to wrap around the toy before the claw got lifted.It also helps to try and pick a loose toy so the claw can wrap it properly, as well as end up on its side.
stamped human bacon: I just send in my two-year-old... or someone else's.[i34.photobucket.com image 414x245]
ChaosStar: [www.ohgizmo.com image 500x375]Have one of these at a local place/would buy the beer if he catches the lobster
ChaosStar: Have one of these at a local place/would buy the beer if he catches the lobster
TreehouseEngineer: ChaosStar: [www.ohgizmo.com image 500x375]Have one of these at a local place/would buy the beer if he catches the lobsterI've seen these in Japan, but I'm not sure if as a winner you should stop by the pet shop to buy an aquarium, or by the grocery store for some butter and garlic.
Nightenstaff: Claw machines come in three types:Older claws where you can't adjust grips at all (these are never on location)One-set claws where you adjust the grip and it stays that way for the duration (mostly win every time and candy cranes)Variable claws that "pay out" (your main modern claw machine)Older claws where you couldn't adjust the grip were typically filled with prizes that were too big for the claw to manage. When the claw went down, it pushed the middle of the claw and that is what would activate the grip strength. Claws that are always set to a certain strength could be adjusted to be loose so prizes would fall out or tight when the owner filled it with items that he'd profit on even if you won. Today, claw machines can be adjusted to increase the gripping strength of the claw after 10, 20, 50 plays. Some of these claws are so cheap that they will fully open again while the claw is going back up.All claw machines are winnable though, depending on the prizes. Knocking a prize into the chute, rather than picking them up, is one of the main way of winning prizes in other parts of the world (besides the US). The two pronged UFO claw machines are a perfect example of this. Still, aiming for tags you can snag or any sort of loop on the prize is a way to win regardless of grip strength.Unlike digital games like Stacker or stop the spinning light games that can be set to never pay out accidently, claw machines at least give you a chance./owner of two claw machines//and a Sports Arena game///and a quarter pusher... evil, evil quarter pusher
roughridersfan: I used to pick up my wife at her job and pretty well won a prize every time I played, if the prize was in the right position and worth getting.
Slypork: roughridersfan: I used to pick up my wife at her job and pretty well won a prize every time I played, if the prize was in the right position and worth getting.Your wife was in the machine? And I never cared about the position. Just getting some was prize enough.
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