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R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

Today is a very sad day, the great Leonard Nimoy has passed away, you will always be missed.

A New Toe Jam & Earl!!

I can not wait for this game to be released! I loved these games back in the day, Was happy to see a third game released but the view angle was odd and made hard to play. Now they are saying they will not do that again!!

Which Platforms? Initially we are focusing all of our efforts on the PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux). We hope to eventually put this onto all platforms but this will, of course, depend on funding and on getting arrangements set up with the platform vendors.

Yes you read that correctly it is getting the Linux love! I can not wait for this.

kickstarter link

I have Permission for Wizard image usage

I have been given permission to use the Wizard image on my website and also on all forum/profile sites by the artist that created it.

Avatar image is called [Wizard] (c)Corey Wolfe Illustration, used with permission by http://www.coreywolfe.com/

If you like the image you should check out his website. I found multiple pictures that I liked.

Atari 2600, and start of Megaman Gameboy games

So today I found some more of Atari 2600 games, and decided to buy some of the Megaman games for the Gameboy

Kangaroo $0.99
Killer Instinct $2.99
Megaman Dr Wily Rache (German version of Revenge) $9.99
Megaman 2 $9.99
Solaris $0.99
Winter Games $0.00

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No more shopping at Kmart and Sears for me

So I’m done with shopping at Kmart and Sears stores. I was originally told that the display cases they was using for games was supposed to be kept for now, so I asked to have my name and phone number put onto them so if they was going to get rid of them I would come and get them (either pay for them or free). A week passes and they threw the cases out. Not a single phone call, I call the manager today and ask what happened. He says while he was out of the store they tore them down and threw them out. So that means that either

A) He never put my name on them, and that would make him a flat out liar
B) His management team just does as they please without asking him about anything. Which would ask what type of manager is he?

So now I am calling other stores in the surrounding areas to find the cases. Guess this is how Kmart/Sears treats customers that have been shopping at the stores since around 1987.

I can not continue to support a store like this, so guess Walmart gets more of my business 🙁

R.I.P. Beautiful Display Cases
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I sent a msg to kmart’s facebook page and this was the response I got back “James, we do not sell the display pieces from the store. If you would like assistance finding a similar product for your games we would be happy to help you with that.”

So basically what they are saying is that every single display unit from both Kmart and Sears stores just go into the trash. Think about how this would have been back with the “World of Nintendo” display cabinets from the NES and SNES days 🙁

Update (March 7, 2015): been calling around to the Kmart stores in my surrounding towns and none of them have the cabinets anymore. This pisses me off so much that they just trashed all those cabinets.

Shulk Amiibo

The pre-orders for Shulk came in today. I got my 3 Shulk amiibo figures that I wanted

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Could this be the cleanest E.T. 2600 cartridge?

Could this be the cleanest E.T. game cartridge ? I ti for sure way nicer then the one I had in my collection.

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Atari 7800 game pickups

Bought some Atari 7800 games today. Paid $1 each for them

Food Fight
Galaga
Julius Erving vs. Larry Bird One-on-One Basketball
Mario Bros
Ms. Pac-Man

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that makes it a total of 9 games owned for the Atari 7800 system.

Atari 7800 game pickups

Bought some Atari 7800 games today. Paid $1 each for them

Ballblazer
crack’ed
Crossbow
Rampage

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that makes it a total of 4 games owned for the Atari 7800 system.