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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
    A high school sophomore in Illinois made a bad joke about shooting up his school. The judge ordered him to surrender his cell phone (for some reason) and banned him from playing - wait for it - violent video games. The judge did tell the kid he could "play all the Mario Kart you want," because apparently throwing bombs at other people isn't violent.
    Um excuse me sir, those are Bob-ombs, not bombs.

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  • St. Clown
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
    A high school sophomore in Illinois made a bad joke about shooting up his school. The judge ordered him to surrender his cell phone (for some reason) and banned him from playing - wait for it - violent video games. The judge did tell the kid he could "play all the Mario Kart you want," because apparently throwing bombs at other people isn't violent.
    Instead of Bonestorm or Mariokart, he could play Lee Carvallo's Golf?

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  • ticapnews
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    A high school sophomore in Illinois made a bad joke about shooting up his school. The judge ordered him to surrender his cell phone (for some reason) and banned him from playing - wait for it - violent video games. The judge did tell the kid he could "play all the Mario Kart you want," because apparently throwing bombs at other people isn't violent.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Steam started a Square Enix sale, so i picked up NieR: Automata. Dang is that good!

    Also grabbed World of Final Fantasy for cheap.

    Separately pre-ordered FF XV for pc.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Games i've been playing recently...

    Bayonetta 1 & 2
    A Golf Story
    Kingdom Come Deliverance

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  • Twitch Boy
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus launches for Switch Wednesday. Don't mind if I do.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Yeah. I got $80 worth of entertainment. Still enjoying it.

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  • UCBadger
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Ok....I will rephrase my question. It is worth $80? (Will I get $80 worth of fun......?)

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  • aparch
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    Nintendo produced many more SNES classics than they did NES classics due to the demand. Resale prices were much lower over Christmas.

    I know I see emails still from NowInStock for SNES being restocked.

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  • UCBadger
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Huh? They’ve been out for about six or seven months now
    Yes.......but see some at my local TRU. (have never seen them available on Amazon except 3rd party overpriced resaler)
    Last edited by UCBadger; 02-17-2018, 11:01 PM.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Huh? They’ve been out for about six or seven months now

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  • UCBadger
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    SNES Classic..........get one if you can?????

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  • joecct
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    Nice to see a North Country business selling stuff

    http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/n...&template=mwdt

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  • Twitch Boy
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    It doesn't sound like the guy was cheating, though. Knowing zero about this, is it possible that whatever timing methodology was used simply glitched the run time? It's 6 one-hundredths of a second FFS. Was that an eternity in gaming timing in 1982? (I know, I'm sure it's f-cking nanoseconds today.)
    The guy submitted a Polaroid of his 5.51 to Activision. They flew the guy out to recreate it for them, and whatever he did Activision must have found legitimate because they gave him credit in their magazines. (The developers themselves claim they were able to turn in a 5.54 during testing.)

    Modern speedrunners can dissect the RAM, ROM, and output of the game frame by frame and manipulate their inputs to be absolutely perfect down to a single frame of animation (it's called a Tool Assisted Speedrun or TAS.) They have only been able to turn in a 5.57 playing as "perfectly" as the game can be played. No one knows how the 5.51 happened (system glitch, crappy Polaroid, "lifting" the cartridge to partially unseat the chip and mess up the program, etc. are all possibilities, plus the guy has a history of submitting questionable records.)

    Furthermore, the developers admitted that the clock can only advance by .03 of a second per frame, so the speedrunning community's 5.57, Activision's claimed 5.54, and this guy's claimed 5.51 are all possible outputs on the clock. A 5.52 could be dismissed right away as impossible. (ETA: apparently there's video of a 5.61, so this theory has holes in it.)
    Last edited by Twitch Boy; 01-29-2018, 11:32 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    The 5.51 second world record run of Atari 2600 Dragster, which was acknowledged for 35 years and believed impossible by speedrunners, has been disqualified.

    https://kotaku.com/infamous-atari-pl...&ICID=ref_fark
    It doesn't sound like the guy was cheating, though. Knowing zero about this, is it possible that whatever timing methodology was used simply glitched the run time? It's 6 one-hundredths of a second FFS. Was that an eternity in gaming timing in 1982? (I know, I'm sure it's f-cking nanoseconds today.)

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