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(Social Reader)   You'll never regret smashing your old Sega Genesis controller after losing in Earthworm Jim again--you can just print a new one   (socialreader.com) divider line 38
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2013-11-12 02:54:14 PM
Fun fact: an Atari 2600 joystick will work with a Sega Genesis. Same port.
 
2013-11-12 03:15:34 PM
Paging Quantum Apostrophe...
 
2013-11-12 03:38:33 PM
Isn't there some weird dude around here who goes on about 3D printing?
 
2013-11-12 04:52:43 PM
Pretty sure it would cost less to buy a 3D printer and materials than new controllers these days.

/only half joking
 
2013-11-12 04:52:43 PM

jaylectricity: Paging Quantum Apostrophe...


Don't worry, he hears it. Kinda like how fish hear Aquaman.
 
2013-11-12 04:53:01 PM
i1.ytimg.com
/hot and groovy!
 
2013-11-12 04:53:39 PM
It is just a fad.  This technology is a joke.
 
2013-11-12 04:55:20 PM

Brontes: It is just a fad.  This technology is a joke.


I dunno, man. I can't tell them apart.

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2013-11-12 04:59:24 PM
Or you could scrap the antique and play it on Steam...  http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2382/
 
2013-11-12 05:08:44 PM
Traditionally, creating circuits requires soldering-a messy process by which a hot tool, such as a soldering iron, is used to melt a small amount  of metal. The melted metal is then used to join together two pieces of metal, such as different parts of a circuit board.
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2013-11-12 05:19:43 PM

Dragonflew: Brontes: It is just a fad.  This technology is a joke.

I dunno, man. I can't tell them apart.

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Well, the one's a Super Nintendo controller, not a Sega Genesis controller.  That's a pretty big difference.
 
2013-11-12 05:26:42 PM
Was in the Dollar General down the street a few days ago...had their Xmas stuff up..were selling "new" Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis consoles for $10.  Had to scold myself not to buy both 'for the kids' so I could play them.
 
2013-11-12 05:31:30 PM
Olympic Trolling Judge:

Well, the one's a Super Nintendo controller, not a Sega Genesis controller.  That's a pretty big difference.

Actually, one is a useless piece of cloth-covered cardboard. However, I was going by the headline which mentions the Genesis controller.

The 3D printer will take off like the video phone.
 
2013-11-12 05:34:00 PM
Never played Earthworm Jim.

For me, the controller-smashing game was the second stage of Strider.  After you leave the base guarded by the robot gorilla, you have to run down a mountain slope as mines explode and leap across a chasm to the next part of the stage.  I had some sort of bizarre mental block that would cause me to flub the jump and die more than 50% of the time.  YARGH
 
2013-11-12 06:00:08 PM
I miss Lemmings.

/opted for a Sega Genesis over an SNES as a kid, never regretted the decision
//my original NES, however, you can pry from my cold, dead hands
 
2013-11-12 06:08:31 PM
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Earthworm Jim was the first game I ever beat on the hardest possible setting. Compared to Sub-Terrania, it was easy mode.
 
2013-11-12 06:19:11 PM

red5ish: Traditionally, creating circuits requires soldering-a messy process by which a hot tool, such as a soldering iron, is used to melt a small amount  of metal. The melted metal is then used to join together two pieces of metal, such as different parts of a circuit board.
[imageshack.us image 850x566]


i'm not the only one who cringed at that.
 
2013-11-12 06:21:26 PM
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2013-11-12 06:24:34 PM
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Hopefully worked this time should've previewed.
 
2013-11-12 06:31:14 PM

Trocadero: Earthworm Jim was the first game I ever beat on the hardest possible setting. Compared to Sub-Terrania, it was easy mode.


But were you eventually able to beat Sub-Terrania?  (Or Red Zone, for that matter?)
 
2013-11-12 06:42:01 PM
But...I was an Earthworm JIm God back in the day.  I WAS!  I watched the cartoon and evarthang.
 
2013-11-12 06:43:25 PM

red5ish: Traditionally, creating circuits requires soldering-a messy process by which a hot tool, such as a soldering iron, is used to melt a small amount  of metal. The melted metal is then used to join together two pieces of metal, such as different parts of a circuit board.
[imageshack.us image 850x566]


moa.omnimulti.com

'Are you a GoD?
 
2013-11-12 06:51:35 PM
I'm surprised no one else noticed it, but that picture is NOT of a working circuit.
 
2013-11-12 09:18:59 PM

Dragonflew: I dunno, man. I can't tell them apart.


it does look like the plastic sheet you'd see when you'd open a controller up..
 
2013-11-12 09:22:48 PM

Twitch Boy: Fun fact: an Atari 2600 joystick will work with a Sega Genesis. Same port.


Pure like. And that "port" is just a DB-9 connector.
 
2013-11-12 09:36:40 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Trocadero: Earthworm Jim was the first game I ever beat on the hardest possible setting. Compared to Sub-Terrania, it was easy mode.

But were you eventually able to beat Sub-Terrania?  (Or Red Zone, for that matter?)


Yes, I did beat Sub-Terrania, eventually. But on the easiest setting. After that, I had no desire whatsoever to try it on hard.
 
2013-11-12 09:36:55 PM
I thought Earthworm Jim was a lot easier than other games of the time? It was one of the few I actually beat.
 
2013-11-12 10:02:55 PM
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2013-11-12 11:06:48 PM
don't copy that console!

www.examiner.com
 
2013-11-13 01:28:00 AM
If I have a PC that can drive a shiatty 3D printer why would I bother playing old games on a console?
 
2013-11-13 06:39:38 AM
You wouldn`t download a console...

Feck you, yes I would.
 
2013-11-13 10:20:41 AM

Twitch Boy: Fun fact: an Atari 2600 joystick will work with a Sega Genesis. Same port.


Also works with the Atari 7800 and all Atari computers, Amiga computers, the ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and many more I can't remember. It was kind of a standard at the time.
 
2013-11-13 10:56:35 AM
Cool for the hobbyist I guess.

Or you could, you know, actually design the layout and have it made using free to download software. Massively better quality, robust process, no overhead.

http://www.sunstone.com/
 
2013-11-13 11:23:31 AM

Hand Banana: Twitch Boy: Fun fact: an Atari 2600 joystick will work with a Sega Genesis. Same port.

Also works with the Atari 7800 and all Atari computers, Amiga computers, the ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and many more I can't remember. It was kind of a standard at the time.


kinda pointless to play much of those older systems with an A2600 stick. It only had the one "action" button.

I did enjoy using the Sega Arcade stick with the A2600 though.
 
2013-11-13 03:10:11 PM
...I miss my Genesis.

/miss my dreamcast just as much.
//Sega made some DAMN good consoles.
///slashies, threes, etc.
////F*CK THAT SH*!T THEY COME IN FOURS NOW, B*TCHES!
 
2013-11-13 03:35:03 PM

Dverning: Or you could scrap the antique and play it on Steam...  http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2382/


"OOooohhh!  The great Steam!"
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Just kidding, ya big dope!
/hot like a exploding Servo.
 
2013-11-13 05:00:45 PM

friday13: ...I miss my Genesis.

/miss my dreamcast just as much.
//Sega made some DAMN good consoles.
///slashies, threes, etc.
////F*CK THAT SH*!T THEY COME IN FOURS NOW, B*TCHES!


Ha...remember when Altered Beast was high class graphics?

technabob.com
 
2013-11-13 05:13:20 PM

jaylectricity: friday13: ...I miss my Genesis.

/miss my dreamcast just as much.
//Sega made some DAMN good consoles.
///slashies, threes, etc.
////F*CK THAT SH*!T THEY COME IN FOURS NOW, B*TCHES!

Ha...remember when Altered Beast was high class graphics?

[technabob.com image 320x240]


That I do, jaylec,  That I do.
 
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