GRcade Retro Club Weekender 2.0 - Every Friday to Monday!

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PostGRcade Retro Club Weekender 2.0 - Every Friday to Monday!
by The Doom Spoon » Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:11 pm

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Hey, GRcadians

The Retro Club Weekender is back! Myself and jawa have resurrected the idea and, after a bit of spit and polish, it is now open here in the forum!

The Weekender proved to be a tremendously popular topic before and we hope that you'll all enjoy taking part, both sharing photos of your gaming stuff and commenting on what others have posted.


How does it work?

> Although it's called the Weekender, each event runs from Thursday through Monday each week so that people who are working or away on the actual weekend can join in as well.

> The events are definitely not "hardcore" or "elitist"; it's just as cool to see someone post a photo of their five loose Mega Drive cartridges as it is to see someone post a complete set of sealed N64 games.

> It would be an idea to perhaps post just a few items from your collection each Weekender rather than, say, thirty photos encompassing everything on the first Weekender... save stuff for future events!


When does it start?

The first weekender will run from Thursday 15 July to Monday 18 July inclusive; and then on the same days each subsequent week. The weekenders will generally be "free-format" i.e. post what you want; but there may be special, specific consoles or games events in future weekenders that we'll let you know about beforehand.

Thanks for your support and we're looking forward to you sharing photos and stories about your retro gaming gear!

Doom and Jawa

PS The definition of "retro" gaming can vary from person-to-person but we suggest that anything pre-console generation 8 (i.e. before 2012) could be classed as retro as that's almost ten years ago. But hey, make your own definition if you wish to!

Bonus! If you'd like to share love and support for this new Retro Club Weekender initiative, why not fly the flag in your autosig banner? Use this!

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by jawaX » Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:23 pm

Doom, nice one, dude! I'm looking forward to seeing what retro gaming stuff folk share here. The previous Weekender was a lot of fun and it feels like time to get some of that energy going again.

I'm excited for the first Weekender starting next Thursday, 15 July :toot: .

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Preezy » Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:29 pm

Add me to the looking-forward-to-this-brigade :toot:

Jawa - can you re-host that neat little weekender signature logo that you did last time this thread was a thing?

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by kerr9000 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:56 pm

Is there a way to share TikToks on the forum as I have a whole bunch of game collection videos I have put up showing retro stuff but actually not many pics

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Drumstick » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:56 pm

Cool. I'll what I can find in the loft which might be interesting.

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Drumstick » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:56 pm

Preezy wrote:Jawa - can you re-host that neat little weekender signature logo that you did last time this thread was a thing?

See my sig

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Preezy » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:31 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Preezy wrote:Jawa - can you re-host that neat little weekender signature logo that you did last time this thread was a thing?

See my sig

Yeah that's the one - share that link bro!

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Drumstick » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:33 pm

Preezy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Preezy wrote:Jawa - can you re-host that neat little weekender signature logo that you did last time this thread was a thing?

See my sig

Yeah that's the one - share that link bro!

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Preezy » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:53 pm

Cheers

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by The Doom Spoon » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:03 am

Preezy wrote:Add me to the looking-forward-to-this-brigade :toot:

Jawa - can you re-host that neat little weekender signature logo that you did last time this thread was a thing?


Lovely to see interest for the Weekender is still here! :D

I believe if I'm right, Jawa said he's working on a shiny brand new signature badge for this thread so worth looking out for it! ;)

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by The Doom Spoon » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:04 am

kerr9000 wrote:Is there a way to share TikToks on the forum as I have a whole bunch of game collection videos I have put up showing retro stuff but actually not many pics


I'm not sure if there's a way to embed the videos into the forum Kerr, but if not feel free to share the links to the videos! :D

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Dowbocop » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:19 am

With some very fortuitously coincidental timing, my wife's dad has just said to me "I found these old games in the loft, don't suppose you'll be interested but I thought I'd check..."

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Not a massive haul but I'll get them working and post them! :D

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by The Doom Spoon » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:16 pm

Looking forward to seeing what everyone had prepared for this weekend! :toot:

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:29 am

I like the sounds of this (and have a room dedicated to my retro tat), so this seems like a good opportunity to pimp it. I wlll wait and see what others post to get a feel for the format.

Now, the important bit - how do i upload a photo to this forum? Do i still have to get it hosted somewhere, and if so, where would you recommend?

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:42 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I like the sounds of this (and have a room dedicated to my retro tat), so this seems like a good opportunity to pimp it. I wlll wait and see what others post to get a feel for the format.

Now, the important bit - how do i upload a photo to this forum? Do i still have to get it hosted somewhere, and if so, where would you recommend?


Use imgur. Upload it as a private picture (so it doesn't get posted on their pages) and just use the link to it here with the image tags.

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:00 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I like the sounds of this (and have a room dedicated to my retro tat), so this seems like a good opportunity to pimp it. I wlll wait and see what others post to get a feel for the format.

Now, the important bit - how do i upload a photo to this forum? Do i still have to get it hosted somewhere, and if so, where would you recommend?


Use imgur. Upload it as a private picture (so it doesn't get posted on their pages) and just use the link to it here with the image tags.


Thanks very much!

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PostRe: IT'S BACK! - GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - First week starts THURSDAY 15TH JULY!
by Preezy » Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:48 pm

I'm going to have a rummage in my big-box-of-retro-stuff this evening and see what gets pulled out. Brace yourself for something underwhelming :lol:

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by Drumstick » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:15 pm

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Weekender 2.0 - Week 1 Starts NOW! Submit your posts by Monday 19th July to take part!
by The Doom Spoon » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Week 1 has started! You have until Monday 19th July to post so no rush! :toot:

I'll get something up in the next day or so, in the mean time, I'm excited to see what awesome stuff will be shared this weekend!

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:26 pm

Don't think I ever posted in the last thread, but now I'm getting my retro collection together it seems a good time! That's still in progress though and most of my games are still with my parents, so for now here are two versions of one of my favourite games - Skies of Arcadia. Both second hand as I never had a Gamecube or Dreamcast during their time! I picked up and played Legends first on my Wii and only later got the original Dreamcast release which I haven't yet played through properly.

The boxes
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From the back
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Point of interest - two of the four screenshots on the Gamecube version are recreations of the same screenshots on the Dreamcast version! You can also see a sticker for the (I think now defunct) gaming store the Dreamcast version was once sold through. I got the game at CEX in Reading so it was probably the Tilehurst branch it passed through.

Inside the boxes
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Not pictured - disc 1 of the Dreamcast version. I always like multi-disc games! Crazy how in the two years between releases the game shrunk from two CD-sized discs down to one Gamecube mini disc.

The manuals
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The Dreamcast manual is really chunky because the whole thing is replicated in several European languages. The Gamecube manual is thinner because the majority is only in English - it just has one page "quick start" guides in others. The Gamecube manual is my favourite for other reasons though...

Contents pages
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The DC manual is pretty thorough in covering how to play the game, as you'd expect, but the GC manual has pages just for game lore. Pages like these:

Characters and The World
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It's exactly this kind of content that makes me miss manuals in modern games.

Bonus "Great New Games in 2001"
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Thought this might be interesting too - some promo material still in the Dreamcast box. Lots of number 2 sequels in 2001 it seems! Also fun to see some games listed as "Coming soon..." that never did see the light of day on Dreamcast - games like "Jet Set Radio 2". Of course the Jet Set Radio sequel that did come to be was Jet Set Radio Future on the Xbox. To think what future the Dreamcast could have had!

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