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2018-03-18 11:49:19 PM  
Done in 0.
 
2018-03-18 11:55:40 PM  
There's nothing else they can put in the cartridges that's more addictive than the games themselves.
 
2018-03-18 11:57:00 PM  
"Blow" in the cartridge. That is farking magnificent. +1
 
2018-03-18 11:57:50 PM  
I once knew a guy who had a certain Pink Floyd CD that if you happened to snap apart the plastic pieces of its jewel case you would find an ample amount of "party supplies".

/I hope he sobered up eventually
 
2018-03-18 11:59:33 PM  
Look your honor, the game wasn't working so I blew its slot.  Next thing I remember is being tazed while someone was yelling that you can't blow things in public.  I thought this was America.
 
2018-03-18 11:59:42 PM  
HotY candidate.
 
2018-03-19 12:01:37 AM  
We've done a lot of growing since our cartridge blowing.
 
2018-03-19 12:02:28 AM  
Their first clue was Nintendo cartridges in 2018.
 
2018-03-19 12:05:55 AM  

fragMasterFlash: I once knew a guy who had a certain Pink Floyd CD that if you happened to snap apart the plastic pieces of its jewel case you would find an ample amount of "party supplies".

/I hope he sobered up eventually


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2018-03-19 12:09:03 AM  
25 cartridges on my dresser, yes sir
 
2018-03-19 12:09:49 AM  

NephilimNexus: Their first clue was Nintendo cartridges in 2018.


Vintage video games are...I wouldn't say big right now but there is a market for them. I don't get it myself.
 
2018-03-19 12:09:55 AM  
Reminds me of a breathalizer I once passed by blowing into a cop.
 
2018-03-19 12:10:21 AM  
Damn Subby  you make me proud.
 
2018-03-19 12:13:07 AM  
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2018-03-19 12:20:15 AM  
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2018-03-19 12:28:08 AM  
Ninten-blow - Robot Chicken
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2018-03-19 12:35:00 AM  

Gordon Bennett: fragMasterFlash: I once knew a guy who had a certain Pink Floyd CD that if you happened to snap apart the plastic pieces of its jewel case you would find an ample amount of "party supplies".

/I hope he sobered up eventually

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I have that in a box in the garage somewhere.
 
2018-03-19 12:39:54 AM  
Okay, the headline had me confused, but when I read the title of the story I laughed so hard I snorted.
 
2018-03-19 01:02:03 AM  
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2018-03-19 01:28:05 AM  
... replica ink cartridges as well.

They're lucky they got busted before the ink cartridge mafia got a hold of them and broke their joysticks.
 
2018-03-19 02:04:36 AM  

Mugato: NephilimNexus: Their first clue was Nintendo cartridges in 2018.

Vintage video games are...I wouldn't say big right now but there is a market for them. I don't get it myself.


There's a huge market for them. Some of the SNES games I bought pre 2003 for $5 are worth over $100 now. Which works out well for me, since apparently quite a few people haven't heard of emulators. Or just have enough money to spend on a physical copy of a game that they probably got sick of 20 years ago.
 
2018-03-19 02:43:37 AM  

Vern: Mugato: NephilimNexus: Their first clue was Nintendo cartridges in 2018.

Vintage video games are...I wouldn't say big right now but there is a market for them. I don't get it myself.

There's a huge market for them. Some of the SNES games I bought pre 2003 for $5 are worth over $100 now. Which works out well for me, since apparently quite a few people haven't heard of emulators. Or just have enough money to spend on a physical copy of a game that they probably got sick of 20 years ago.


It's more of a "collector culture" than people wanting to actually play the game, from what I've witnessed.

I've even seen some that never touch the vintage games they've spent hundreds of dollars (sometimes, a piece, as you said), but have the same ones and more loaded on a Pi or other emu system.
 
2018-03-19 02:57:04 AM  
Well, that takes care of context and/or wordplay headlines for HOTY....
 
2018-03-19 03:09:39 AM  
I was expecting someone to have a DUI interlock device attached to their gaming console.
 
2018-03-19 03:18:13 AM  

Vern: Mugato: NephilimNexus: Their first clue was Nintendo cartridges in 2018.

Vintage video games are...I wouldn't say big right now but there is a market for them. I don't get it myself.

There's a huge market for them. Some of the SNES games I bought pre 2003 for $5 are worth over $100 now. Which works out well for me, since apparently quite a few people haven't heard of emulators. Or just have enough money to spend on a physical copy of a game that they probably got sick of 20 years ago.


And my baseball cards have become worthless.  Take my advice:  sell while the market likes you
 
2018-03-19 04:55:26 AM  
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2018-03-19 06:38:53 AM  

Mugato: Vintage video games are...I wouldn't say big right now but there is a market for them. I don't get it myself.


True!  I still play MoO2 via DOSbox and I love GoG.  Can't image what the filthy console peasants have to go through to get their retro fix, though.
 
2018-03-19 08:57:15 AM  

dennishiding: I was expecting someone to have a DUI interlock device attached to their gaming console.


I'd never be able to play Burnout. (._ .)
 
2018-03-19 09:31:18 AM  
I got one of those SNES classic things off eBay that the seller loaded up with an additional 300 more games than the shiat selection of 40 it came with at retail. Nintendo is stupid for not doing that stock.

Of course Nintendo is pants on head mentally disabled for the rediculous inventory control that has enabled the flipper market, but I'm not bitter or anything...

/great headline, subby!
 
2018-03-19 09:56:26 AM  

orezona: I got one of those SNES classic things off eBay that the seller loaded up with an additional 300 more games than the shiat selection of 40 it came with at retail. Nintendo is stupid for not doing that stock.

Of course Nintendo is pants on head mentally disabled for the rediculous inventory control that has enabled the flipper market, but I'm not bitter or anything...

/great headline, subby!


Ummm...They still have them at my local Toys'R'Us (even with them going out of business), Target and Walmart.  They don't show the inventory online, but going into the stores and you will usually find two or three consoles at the main desk area.  At least in the Denver area.
 
2018-03-19 10:15:11 AM  

orezona: I got one of those SNES classic things off eBay that the seller loaded up with an additional 300 more games than the shiat selection of 40 it came with at retail. Nintendo is stupid for not doing that stock.

Of course Nintendo is pants on head mentally disabled for the rediculous inventory control that has enabled the flipper market, but I'm not bitter or anything...

/great headline, subby!


Hopefully you didn't overpay for the added games.  There is a YouTube tutorial and a free app to add games (which I won't link to here) as well as additional emulators i.e. NES/N64/Genesis/TurboGrafx/Arcade/etc.

But you're right, Nintendo could have made it an online "classic" console and linked it up to their Virtual Console service.
 
2018-03-19 11:19:54 AM  

OkieDookie: Look your honor, the game wasn't working so I blew its slot.  Next thing I remember is being tazed while someone was yelling that you can't blow things in public.  I thought this was America.


Completely ignoring the story linked here you aren't supposed to blow in the cartridges.
Moisture & particles in the mouth will oxidize the contacts over time, rendering them unplayable.

/end threadjack
 
2018-03-19 11:22:18 AM  
I've come to the realization that whatever I currently have an excessive amount of is not popular and whatever I recently got rid of will suddenly be very popular.

I set 4 x 20 gal Rubbermaid tubs of old Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Sega, Sega CD, consoles, games, accessories, cables, controllers, etc on my front boulevard about 4 years ago. I had been trying to sell some or all for months and there was zero interest. Probably could sell it all today for $2500.

I have an entire binder full of protected baseball cards from the 80's.  Not. Worth. shiat.
 
2018-03-19 02:23:20 PM  
Way to go, Subby.
 
2018-03-19 02:56:53 PM  
Holy shiat I just got the joke.
 
2018-03-19 04:04:26 PM  
Heh.
All that's in my old ps1 cases are grubby scratched disks. And actual papergame manuals oO
 
2018-03-19 05:07:51 PM  
I LOVE THIS HEADLINE!!!
 
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