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Hauls Nov 27, 2015

Today a few things I ordered arrived.

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

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

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

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

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and 5 new HDMI cables

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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.

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

Comments:
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
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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)

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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)

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

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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:)

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

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

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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)

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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.
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Special
The Eclipse
Android Apocalypse
District B13

Decided to check out a couple thrift stores and found a couple things
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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.

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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)

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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)

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