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Thrift store Pickups 9,19 2015

$75 NES game pickup

Tonight I made arangements to pickup some nes games from a guy, but got called into work so made agreement for him to meet me at work and I would buy them. Well he showed up and I got them, also made arrangements to buy more from him soon, I gave him an extra $5 just for being cool enough to come to my work.

Castlevania $10
Ghostbusters $10
Ghosts ‘n Goblins $10
Ironsword $5
Kung Fu Heroes $5
Laser Invasion $5
M.C. Kids $10
Thundercade $5
Wild Gunman (5-screw version, No converter) $10

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brings me to 198 NES games in total

Steam sale for Oddworld games!

if anyone wants the oddworld games steam has them on sale. You get Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus®, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee®, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for a grand total of $3.24!

link to steam store

Youtube Gaming Videos

I have been attempting to contact game companies to get permission to use footage from game play recording I have been making on content sites like YouTube, Twitch, Hitbox, etc and so far I have not been having any luck getting the companies to respond

Date SentCompanyContactDate ReturnedPermission
Feb 12, 2015Vblank EntertainmentNone NeededFeb 12, 2015Granted
Feb 12, 2015VlambeerNone NeededFeb 12, 2015Granted
Feb 12, 2015Nintendo Of AmericaKristinaFeb 14, 2015Denied
Sept 12, 2015Deep Silver, IncAubreyGranted?TwitLonger
Sept 16, 2015Remedy EntertainmentMatias
Sept 23, 2015Remedy EntertainmentLauriSept 24, 2015Granted via email, for Alan Wake and Death Rally
Found Sept 23, 2015Double Fine ProductionsNone NeededGranted
Found Sept 23, 2015Oddworld InhabitantsNone NeededGranted
Found Sept 23, 2015UbisoftNone NeededGranted
Found Sept 23, 2015Apogee SoftwareNone NeededGranted
Found Sept 23, 2015Devolver DigitalNone NeededGranted
Found Sept 23, 2015Mike BithellMike BithellGranted
Sept 24, 2015Rockstar Gamesgeneric pr email
Sept 24, 2015Take2 Interactivegeneric contact email
Sept 24, 2015Activisionpress email
Sept 26, 2015Crazy Viking Studiosgeneric contact emailSept 26, 2015Granted via email
Sept 26, 2015SNK Playmoregeneric contact email
Nov 23, 2015TTgamesArthur, Samuel, and contact form.Nov 24, 2015 Granted via email by Samuel
Nov 25, 2015CapcomStephanieNov 30, 2015We aren't able to provide express permissions, however if any of your content happens to get flagged in the future that you feel is unfair, please report it via YouTube's standard submission and it will be reviewed by the proper team.
April 21, 2016Disney

I plan to list every attempt I have done for getting permission to do video content and if I am denied or granted permission to do videos from the games.

Finally got an Atari 5200 System

Today I got in the mail the Atari 5200 system I bought on ebay. It is said to be working for booting games but the controller ports are untested. This is the 4 port/player version so I will need to track down the controllers, AV Box, and power cable.

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The post office did cause some damage to the cover tray, nothing major but it can be fixed.
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Universal Laptop Chargers

Today I got a universl charger for laptop computers and it has 9 tips for the various styles of power connectors on laptops. I bought it to test out 3 laptops I bought at garage sales and just my lcuk it does not have the connectors I needed for them.

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Do not use the AVG Anti-Virus

Recently a user on slashdot posted about this. I will copy and paste that here.

AVG, the Czech antivirus company, has announced a new privacy policy in which it boldly and openly admits it will collect user details and sell them to online advertisers for the purpose of continuing to fund its freemium-based products. This new privacy policy is slated to come into effect starting October 15.

The policy says:
We collect non-personal data to make money from our free offerings so we can keep them free, including: Advertising ID associated with your device; Browsing and search history, including meta data; Internet service provider or mobile network you use to connect to our products, and Information regarding other applications you may have on your device and how they are used.

So what that is saying while they scan your computer for virus etc they can also log what your doing on the computer and then sell that to advertising companies. Once again it proves the saying “you are the product” when it comes to free but not open source software.

AVG Privacy page

Youtuber asks for $17,600??

So recently news about a Youtuber with a few million subscribers was contacted by Wales Interactive the studio that made the game Soul Axiom to do a featured video of the game. Which they responded back with the rates they charge “$17,600 for 2-3 talking points or $22,000 for 2-3 talking points AND a description link”

I do not understand how people want to charge such crazy prices, I guess that could be what they normally charge for the videos or maybe they are trying to get a new vehicle. To me that is an insane price to charge. If any company would like you do a video on the game they made I personally would only want a copy of the game for me, a few copies to give away, and written permission to publish and monetize the video. But then again I do not have or want to have millions of subscribers.

Source Link 1 Source Link 2

Logitech C920 Webcam

Bought the webcam I plan to use for doing livestreams on Twitch and Youtube. A Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam. This is the same camera people who I watch streams from use, so I thought I should stay using the tried and true.