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Hauls Nov 27, 2015

Today a few things I ordered arrived.

4k HDMI Switch (Cheap China EBay)
16GB Vita Memory Card
32GB MicroSD Card
64GB MicroSD Card

TV Sports Hockey (Turbografx-16) CIB (was told the Hucard doesn’t work right)

Keith Courage (turbogarfx-16) CIC
Bonk’s Revenge (turbogarfx-16) Rear Tray
World Class Baseball (turbogarfx-16) Rear Tray

Hauls Nov 24, 2015

Got two Bandai Wonderswan systems from Japan

Bestbuy website had these for $20 so figure was time to finally get one

Music Licensing woes

I have an introduction video ready to use on my youtube channel, but the template uses a sample of music from a commercial artist. Since I do not condone theft of music in anyway. I have sent a request to the artist and his PR contacts to use the audio sample with permission. So far I have been sent contacts for 5 different people, and have sent a total of 7 emails on this one request.

Once you get into the commercial realm of licensing be prepared to spend more time sending requests then you will actually get anywhere.

Update: Dec 3, 2015
Not a single response back from the companies “Get In PR”, & “BMG Music”. I understand why the media companies complain about people stealing content, they do not like to do any work to keep things legal.

Update: Dec 3, 2015 @ 4:12pm
I sent another email today and attached each person in the send field.

Update: Dec 3, 2015 @ 6:26pm
Got a response back from one of the people, and was told he included the other people as a CC, included a docx form for me to fill out and return to them. I filled out the information to the best I could, and mailed it back to him at 7:41pm

Update: Dec 13, 2015 @ 5:14pm
Still no answer back, about to give up on it. I am going to look for alternative music to use. If this is how long things take for the music business in general to get anywhere I truly understand why so many artists are leaving the big companies and starting a company themselves

Update: Jan 05, 2016 @ 3:45pm
I have given up on trying to obtain permission on using the music track. It is only 7 seconds of audio which I am positive would fall under fail use but because of how I was treated by never getting any responses back I will never work with BMG on any promotions or advertisements on the channels. In my last email to them (sent to everyone) I told them I will be making the contents of the emails public and also making a youtube video about this and the lack of responses I was given.

Hauls for Nov 16, 2015

While at work a few packages arrived

reproductions of Beyond Shadowgate, Might and Magic III, and Dracula X Rondo of Blood for PC Engine (Turbografx-16)

and 5 new HDMI cables

and a new video capture card to replace the defective HDPVR2 I have had for a year. I got a Black Magic Designs Intensity Pro 4K! I found it weird the Drivers, Software, and Manuals come on SD Cards

Avoid ebay seller donezo

Auction details Ebay Auction

Back on Sept 30th, 2015 I bought 3 5200 controllers& a Jungle Hunt game was included in the auction. On Oct 15th, 2015 I got a small box in the mail. The box had the 3 controllers in it with no padding at all and no game was in it. Contacted the seller three different times and got no response from him. I then requested contact information from ebay and called the number and left voice mail. Less than 20mins later I got an email and a pm on ebay.

Email from seller said

Hi! Sorry about the late shipment. I’m done with eBay so I haven’t seen the messages. I’ll have the game sent out to you today. I’ll give you tracking through here also.

pm on ebay said

Hi sorry for the late shipment. I completely took all my stuff off eBay and switched over to other sites. I’ll have the item shipped out today and I’ll give you tracking information today as well.

I have never been given the new tracking number and still have not gotten the game in the mail. Tonight I called ebay for help and was told I selected the wrong option and they was closing the case.

About 20mins ago I got a msg from ebay

eBay Customer Support has reviewed the case and made a final decision. We’ve considered the case carefully and decided not to issue you a refund. We’re sorry this didn’t work out.

This case has been decided in the seller’s favor.

You originally opened the case stating that you didn’t receive the item. This case has now been changed to a case for an item that doesn’t match the seller’s description.

Hauls for Nov 14, 2015

Mail call and pickups for the day
Human Sports Festival (PC Engine CD)
Ranma 1/2 – Datō, Ganso Musabetsu Kakutō-ryū! (PC Engine CD)
Minesweeper (PC Engine CD)
Yawara! (PC Engine CD)
Emerald Dragon (PC Engine CD)
Kagami No Kuni No Legend (PC Engine CD)
Garō Densetsu 2 (PC Engine CD)

Hunter The Reckoning – Wayward (PS2)
Hunter The Reckoning – Redeemer (Xbox)
Alan Wake (X360)
Conan (X360)
Build ‘N Race (Wii)
Speed Racer The Movie (Wii)
Alpha Protocol (PS3)

Patlabor (FDS)
Topple Zip (FDS)
Aspic (FDS)
Biohazard Code: Veronica (Dreamcast)
Snatcher (Saturn)
PachiSlot Aruze Kingdom – Hanabi (NeoGeo Pocket Color)

Spitfire Heroes – Tales of te Royal Air Force (DS)
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (DS)
Nintendogs – Dachshund & Friends (DS)

Hauls for Nov 07, 2015

A box from Japan arrived today with a bunch of games in it:)

Y’s III (PC Engine CD)
Kunio Soccer (PC Engine CD)
Rom Rom Stadium (PC Engine CD)
Sadakichi Seven (PC Engine)

Yukyu Gensokyoku Ensemble 2 (PS1)
Memories Off (PS1)
Seireishoukan Princess of Darkness (PS1)
Dino Crisis 2 (PS1)

Sennou Millenium (Wonderswan)
Buffer’s Evolution (Wonderswan)
TV Animation X Card of Fate (Wonderswan Color)
Chaos Gear (Wonderswan)
Bakusou Dekotora Densetsu (Wonderswan)
Turntablist DJ Battle (Wonderswan)

Marchen Veil (FDS)
Nazora Land 3 (FDS)
Silvania Ai Ippai Bouken (FDS)
Gashapon Senshi (FDS)
Seiken Psycho Caliber (FDS)
Nazora Land 2 (FDS)
Volleyball (FDS)
Cocona World (FDS)
Cleopatra no Mahou (FDS)
Nazora Land (FDS)

Dollar Tree was selling some DVD’s so I decided to check out what they had and found 4 that I decided to pickup and give them a watch.
The Eclipse
Android Apocalypse
District B13

Decided to check out a couple thrift stores and found a couple things
Lego Star Wars (PS2)
PS3 Demo Bluray
(Unknown Windows 95 Game)
Skrillex – Bangarang
Sum 41 – Does This Look Infected? (Missing Audio CD, has DVD)

Pickups for 11-06-2015

Todays pickups from thrift stores.

New GPU ordered

I finally bought a new graphics card for the gaming and video editing machine.

XFX – Radeon R9 270X 2GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card – Black/Silver

BestBuy.com had them on clearance for $129.99, which is $70 off the normal price. Hopefully this will let me actually play some of the newer pc games I have on steam. Says should be here on the 13th.

pickups for Nov 04, 2015

Since I got my DS capture today I thought I should get a few more games even if crappy.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $2.99 (CIC)
Brain Boost Beta Waves $0.99 (CIC)
Personal Tainer Cooking $0.99 (CIC)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice $0.99 (Game Only)
Crazy Chicken Star Karts $0.99 (Game Only)
Spectrobes Beyond The Portals $0.99 (Game Only)
Alex Rider Stormbreaker $0.99 (Game Only)
Btain Age 2 $0.99 (Game Only)
Ben 10 Alien Force $0.99 (Game Only)
Boogie $0.99 (Game Only)

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011 $1.99 (CIC)
Counter Force $0.99 (Missing Manual)
Monster Mayhem Build and Battle $0.99 (CIC)
Star Wars The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels $0.99 (CIC)


Alone In The Dark (Xbox360) $1.99 (Game only)