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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:08 pm

Skarjo wrote:My Q broke in transit from Japan. I've heard it's a relatively easy fix, but I was bloody gutted when it happened. Something to do with the innards being on plastic shelves that get brittle over time.


Panasonic Q?

Man, i wanted one of those so badly when the Gamecube first launched. It was region free as well wasn't it?
Oh - and hope it gets fixed ok :D

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by Skarjo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:10 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Skarjo wrote:My Q broke in transit from Japan. I've heard it's a relatively easy fix, but I was bloody gutted when it happened. Something to do with the innards being on plastic shelves that get brittle over time.


Panasonic Q?

Man, i wanted one of those so badly when the Gamecube first launched. It was region free as well wasn't it?
Oh - and hope it gets fixed ok :D


Yea, I found one in Japan when I lived there. It was dirt cheap too, I think about thirty quid.

It worked too. I think it still does technically, but the innards are detached from the outer casing.

I'm gonna fix it all at some point.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:22 pm

Skarjo wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Skarjo wrote:My Q broke in transit from Japan. I've heard it's a relatively easy fix, but I was bloody gutted when it happened. Something to do with the innards being on plastic shelves that get brittle over time.


Panasonic Q?

Man, i wanted one of those so badly when the Gamecube first launched. It was region free as well wasn't it?
Oh - and hope it gets fixed ok :D


Yea, I found one in Japan when I lived there. It was dirt cheap too, I think about thirty quid.

It worked too. I think it still does technically, but the innards are detached from the outer casing.

I'm gonna fix it all at some point.


For £30 you literally cannot go wrong. Such a wonderful design. Hope you get it up and running

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by Parksey » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:26 pm

Is the Panasonic Q not that rare over here then? Might see if I can root one out. I fancied getting a Japanese N64 OR GC, just never really gotten round to it. My local Book Off (a sort of second hand manga/games/CDs/DVDs place) has quite a lot of N64 software especially.

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by Skarjo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:48 pm

Parksey wrote:Is the Panasonic Q not that rare over here then? Might see if I can root one out. I fancied getting a Japanese N64 OR GC, just never really gotten round to it. My local Book Off (a sort of second hand manga/games/CDs/DVDs place) has quite a lot of N64 software especially.


I got mine in Hard Off in 2013. It was admittedly the only one I saw in two years, but for the price it can't be rare.

It was also sold as seen, so maybe it being working was a rare treat.

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by kerr9000 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:37 pm

Parksey wrote:Is the Panasonic Q not that rare over here then? Might see if I can root one out. I fancied getting a Japanese N64 OR GC, just never really gotten round to it. My local Book Off (a sort of second hand manga/games/CDs/DVDs place) has quite a lot of N64 software especially.


If you have a regular n64 and want a Jap one keep an eye on eBay you get cheap ones which are units only no wires or power supply etc and then you can use all the bits from your UK system, if you get some tabs off on the inside it will play american games as well.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:04 pm

Latest XBOX pick ups Brute Force (£0.50), Top Spin (£0.50), Armed & Dangerous (£8.00) and a duke controller (£6.00). I need to slow down on buying stuff for now as I'm going away for the week soon. I'm may rearrange my shelves soon and post a photo of my current collection.

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by jawafour » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:09 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:...I'm may rearrange my shelves soon and post a photo of my current collection.

It'd be cool to see some snaps of your original Xbox collection, Salads!

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by The Doom Spoon » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:01 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Latest XBOX pick ups Brute Force (£0.50), Top Spin (£0.50), Armed & Dangerous (£8.00) and a duke controller (£6.00). I need to slow down on buying stuff for now as I'm going away for the week soon. I'm may rearrange my shelves soon and post a photo of my current collection.


I second Jawa's remarks! Only got into the og Xbox recently. It'd an awesome platform and mercifully cheap to collect for! Would love to see your collection :simper:

So how many of you guys who collect actually play on the systems/games? I've found my time playing retro titles and/or on their systems gradually increasing as the years go on.

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by jawafour » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:16 am

The Doom Spoon wrote:So how many of you guys who collect actually play on the systems/games? I've found my time playing retro titles and/or on their systems gradually increasing as the years go on.

My peak collecting time was between about 2007 and 2011 and that was a great period for picking up PS1 and N64 titles, as well as building up my OG Xbox set. I used to have those systems setup and play on them but, in these subsequent years, they've languished in cupboards as I've focused upon playing on more recent consoles. Space is at a premium and I currently have just my PS4 and Switch in action in my "gaming area" (a desk), plus my Wii and Wii U in the living room.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:55 am

I try to play what I buy. I recently finished Voodoo Vince and I’m currently playing Futurama.

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by kerr9000 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:05 am

I grabbed a few things today The incredible for GameCube complete for £1 , Wrestlemania x8 for GameCube complete for £1 and kick off for NES cart only for £1.50 , it seems like a long time since I've got a NES game that cheap.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:58 am

I play my retro games roughly once or twice a week but I spend far too much time on the Internet and not doing work so would probably play games more in general if I didn't do that.

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by Lagamorph » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:47 pm

Just picked up some N64 cartridges from the indie store in town, Mission Impossible and Goldeneye :toot:
£18 for the pair.

I also got a new video cable for my N64 during the week with a resistor soldered into it and it makes a huge difference in terms of making the picture less bright/washed out/oversaturated on a modern TV.

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by Drumstick » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:33 pm

Coincidentally I also came here to post about N64 cartridges. My local CEX has Super Smash Bros 64 cart only for £32. Not sure if that's a good price or not. You got that one Cora?

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:25 pm

Well my Duke controller arrived from CeX today... at least it would have done if an S hadn’t turned up instead. I’d return it but the S is £4 more expensive than the Duke so they’ve actually robbed themselves.

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by Parksey » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:55 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Just picked up some N64 cartridges from the indie store in town, Mission Impossible and Goldeneye :toot:
£18 for the pair.


I dread to think how badly Mission Impossible has aged. It felt pretty dated even on release, probably due to it being in development for so long and games like GoldenEye and MGS taking the spy/stealth genre in different directions. It was a real mesh of gameplay styles too.

My parents actually bought me the game during the summer holidays in 1999. My sister broke her arm so we couldn't do the usual trip abroad, so they let me pick out a video game as consolation. Surely there must have been a better title I could have picked, but I did enjoy playing it over the six weeks.

Some of the ways to complete the levels are really arbitrary if I recall. You can fall missions pretty seemingly on a whim.

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by Lagamorph » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:14 pm

Parksey wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Just picked up some N64 cartridges from the indie store in town, Mission Impossible and Goldeneye :toot:
£18 for the pair.


I dread to think how badly Mission Impossible has aged. It felt pretty dated even on release, probably due to it being in development for so long and games like GoldenEye and MGS taking the spy/stealth genre in different directions. It was a real mesh of gameplay styles too.

My parents actually bought me the game during the summer holidays in 1999. My sister broke her arm so we couldn't do the usual trip abroad, so they let me pick out a video game as consolation. Surely there must have been a better title I could have picked, but I did enjoy playing it over the six weeks.

Some of the ways to complete the levels are really arbitrary if I recall. You can fall missions pretty seemingly on a whim.

I remember really enjoying Mission Impossible way back when, especially the embassy level as I recall.

It's quite possibly all rose tinted glasses of course and I may end up hating it now.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:35 pm

Drumstick wrote:Coincidentally I also came here to post about N64 cartridges. My local CEX has Super Smash Bros 64 cart only for £32. Not sure if that's a good price or not. You got that one Cora?


I do, but I’ve had it since the 1990s so I don’t really know about what’s a good price for SSB. I do know that it goes for £60-75 boxes depending on the condition, but I also know that it is not a rare game.

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by kerr9000 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:25 pm

Well I went to a retro game fair which was held in a hotel conference room today, I figured it would be all £100 boxed rares and nothing I'd feel like paying for and yeah there was some stuff like that but there was also a few cheap bits to pick through.

I got

Columns cart only for game gear for 50p
Wave race cart only for gameboy for £1
Game boy gallery cart only for gameboy £1
Golf cart only for gameboy £1
All star baseball 2001 cart only for gameboy color £1
F-1 world grand Prix cart only for gameboy color £1
Perfect dark cart only (missing battery cover) for gameboy color £1
Super hunchback cart only for gameboy £1
Gundam SD cart only (Japanese) for gameboy £1
Total soccer manager cart only for GBA £1
Nintendo scope 6 cart only for SNES £1
PGA tour 96 cart only for SNES £1
Secret of Man cart only (Japanese) for SNES £1
Donkey Kong Land cart only (half missing label) for gameboy color £1
Kirby super deluxe cart only (Japanese) for SNES £4
Robot Wars EX cart only (Japanese) for SNES £2

Two disc only copies of Alien Trilogy , a disc only copy of grudge warriors, and a disc copy of lion and the king £1 for the lot,

Joytech PS1 essential pack sealed , includes 3rd party 1mb memory card and 3rd party mini analogue controller

I also got a boxed complete Japanese SNES pinball game for £6 but haven't worked out what it is yet

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