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Activision pulls a few digital games from market

Activision is starting 2017 by removing a few games from the digital marketplaces. So only a retail version of these games are able to be bought now

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Fast & Furious: Showdown
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Remaining Games: Odyssey2

In January I sold a bunch of my games to help pay for a funeral for my Grandma. I am slowly sorting all my games and updating my catalog of owned games to match what I still currently have and then to also make lists of what I need to rebuy.

Currently own:
Alien Invaders Plus! (Cart Only)
Alpine Skiing! (CIB)
Attack of the Timelord! (Cart, and Box)
Baseball! (Cart Only)
Bowling!/Basketball! (CIB)
Computer Golf! (CIB)
Cosmic Conflict! (Cart Only)
Dynasty! (CIB)
Electronic Table Soccer! (Cart, and Box)
Football! (Cart, and Manual)
Hockey!/Soccer! (Cart, and Box)
Invaders From Hyperspace! (Cart Only)
K.C. Munchkin! (Cart Only)
K.C.’s Krazy Chase! (CIB)
Killer Bees! (Cart, and Box)
Las Vegas Blackjack! (Cart, and Box)
Monkeyshines! (Cart Only)
Nimble Numbers Ned! (Cart, and Manual)
Out of this World/Helicopter Rescue! (Cart Only)
P.T. Barnum’s Acrobats! (Cart, and Box)
Pachinko! (Cart Only)
Pick Axe Pete! (Cart Only)
Showdown in 2100 A.D.! (Cart Only)
Smithereens! (Cart, and Box)
Speedway!/Spin-Out!/Crypto-Logic! (Cart, and Box)
Sub Chase!/Armored Encounter! (Cart Only)
Thunderball! (Cart, and Box)
Type & Tell! (CIB)
UFO! (Cart Only)
War of Nerves! (Cart, and Box)

Games I Sold, and want to rebuy:
NONE!

another xbox one system update

I turned my xbox system on to play and was notified about another system update lucky this time was only 400mb

Toys to Life Figures

So going through and trying to figure out what of the various toys to life series I have and what I still need. So far looks like I have 130 Skylanders figures, 14 Disney Infinity figures, 5 Lego Dimensions figures.

Disney Infinity 1.0
0 of 32 Figures
0 of 7 Figures Variants
# of 6 Play Sets
38 of 68 Power Discs

Disney Infinity 2.0
2 of 30 Figures
0 of 1 Figures Variants
1 of 3 Play Sets
13 of 84 Power Discs
4 of 4 Expansion Discs

Disney Infinity 3.0
12 of 37 Figures
1 of 7 Figures Variants
1 of 5 Play Sets
27 of 29 Power Discs
0 of 2 Expansion Discs

Lego Dimensions
6 figures

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
32 of 32 Figures
01 of 30 Variants
13 of 13 Magic Items

Skylanders: Giants
09 of 08 Giant Figures
18 of 32 Variants
03 of 8 Lightcore Figures
02 of 04 Magic Item
03 of 41 Variants

Skylanders: Swap Force
02 of 16 Swap Figures
18 of 32 Figures
00 of 09 Lightcore Figures
02 of 34 Variants
00 of 09 Magic Items

Skylanders: Trap Team
05 of 18 Trap Master Figures
04 of 23 Figures
06 of 16 Mini Figures
03 of 09 Magic Items
00 of 18 Variants
05 of 60 Traps

Skylanders: SuperChargers
03 of 20 Figures
00 of 18 Figure Variants
01 of 20 Vehicles
00 of 15 Variant Vehicles
00 of 04 Trophies

Need more Raspberry Pi systems

I would like to get one of each older version of Raspberry Pi systems, If you have one that you no longer use let me know.

Raspberry Pi (0) [Version 1.3]
Raspberry Pi (1) Model A [256MB RAM]
Raspberry Pi (1) Model B [Owned]
Raspberry Pi (1) Model A+ [512MB RAM]
Raspberry Pi (1) Model B+ [512MB RAM]
Raspberry Pi (2) Model B [512MB RAM]
Raspberry Pi (2) Model B [ARMv7 with 1G RAM]
Raspberry Pi (3) Model B [ARMv8 with 1G RAM]
Raspberry Pi Compute Module

I would like to do a proper comparison of the various models

Found my Raspberry Pi Model B

tonight while searching the attic I found my Raspberry Pi computer that I have been searching for like a year to find where it was. Finally can go back to using this for emulators.

Needing boxes

Since I sold off most of the boxed games collection I am looking to rebuild and starting with the games I already own. If you have boxes for games or systems that you are not needing please let me know.

finished with Hauppauge capture devices

okay I absolutely give up on any Hauppauge devices. I have the HDPVR2 model with TOSlink and have been having serious problems with the device and Hauppauge has not responded to any tech support via email or phone. I have been trying to give them a chance on fixing my issues but seems they do not care and are just happy they got my money for the device.

The issues I am having
HDPVR2 locks up and has to be unplugged to get working
recordings desync at random times
uses non standard header info on recordings so some editing apps do not like the video.
when recording in what should be 5.1 audio it sometimes does record in 5.1 but then other times is missing sections of the audio.

I have been trying to get them to help since aug 21st of 2014 and the last reply I ever got from Hauppauge was Jan 13 2015. I have tried at least 50 times from about sept 1st 2014 until now and just give up.

What would be the best capture device to purchase to get away from this junk I have been dealing with? I keep hearing that the Elgato products are the most used and would like opinions on them. I do have the xrgb mini frameister so I will use that for analog inputs.

Box for my Famicom Disk System

Just got my empty box for the Famicom Disk System in the mail today, already had the system for a while now and finally can re-unite it with it’s box. Still have a couple things to find to finish and make it complete in box but those should be easy-ish to find.

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and as you can see in the following picture this is as close as I am to having it complete in box

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I said it Ghostbusters redbox only

I said it before and my word is my bond, I would wait for it to become a 2 dollar rental at RedBox before I would see the new Ghostbusters 2016 movie. Well my local RedBox had the movie on DVD for rent at $1.59 so figured it was time to watch this movie.

Proof that I just rented the movie

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I have not decided if I plan to do a video review of the movie or not but we shall see, if anything I will do a written review since I know that can not be hit with a copyright strike like youtube videos can be.