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Gaming / Re: Game collecting
« on: March 23, 2019, 05:09:29 PM »
Pick ups today:

- An atomic purple controller with a stick that doesn't completely suck, which is nice ($20)
- An expansion pak which is required to get Majora's Mask, Perfect Dark, and Donkey Kong 64 to work ($20)
- Four new games to add to my total: Extreme-G, Re-Volt, Bio F.R.E.A.K.S, and Glover

Gaming / Re: Game collecting
« on: March 23, 2019, 12:32:21 PM »
Are these CIB or random i.e some are carts only and some are CIBs?
just carts, don't care about boxes in the slightest

Gaming / Re: Game collecting
« on: March 23, 2019, 12:13:16 PM »
Check out Facebook marketplace for some bargains.
Is Conker's bar fur day (NTSC) a rare thing in the USA? Its mad pricy here in the PAL regions.
Yeah, apparently it's one of the more valuable ones. Would be stoked to find one.

Gaming / Game collecting
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:28:41 AM »
Been debating whether or not to even bother making this thread, but I decided it's no skin off my back if no one cares.

Recently I rekindled my interest in collecting every Nintendo 64 game. Not counting regional exclusives, there are only 296 to collect, making it one of the smaller and easier libraries to complete.

Here's my progress so far. I only have 70 right now, but I'm gonna go hunting later today and hopefully increase it to about 75. I'm missing some heavy-hitters, but that will make it all the more exciting for me when I finally find them.

1080° Snowboarding
Bass Hunter 64
Blues Brothers 2000
Bomberman 64
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
ClayFighter 63⅓
Cruis'n USA
Cruis'n World
Diddy Kong Racing
Disney's Tarzan
Donkey Kong 64
Doom 64
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
F-1 World Grand Prix
F1 Pole Position 64
GoldenEye 007
Hey You, Pikachu!
International Superstar Soccer 64
International Track & Field 2000
Killer Instinct Gold
Knockout Kings 2000
Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
Madden NFL '99
Madden NFL 2000
Madden NFL 2001
Madden NFL 2002
Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr.
Mario Kart 64
Mario Party
Mario Party 3
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
Namco Museum 64
NBA Live '99
NFL Quarterback Club '99
NFL Quarterback Club 2000
NHL '99
NHL Breakaway '98
Pokémon Puzzle League
Pokémon Snap
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium 2
Quake II
Rampage 2: Universal Tour
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
South Park
Star Fox 64
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo
Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Super Mario 64
Super Smash Bros.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The World Is Not Enough
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Wave Race 64
WCW/nWo Revenge
Wipeout 64
WWF War Zone
WWF WrestleMania 2000
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate
Yoshi's Story

By year:

☑ Cruis'n USA
☑ International Superstar Soccer 64
☑ Killer Instinct Gold
☑ Mario Kart 64
☐ Mortal Kombat Trilogy
☐ Pilotwings 64
☑ Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
☑ Super Mario 64
☑ Wave Race 64
☐ Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
☐ Aero Fighters Assault
☐ AeroGauge
☐ Automobili Lamborghini
☐ Blast Corps
☑ Bomberman 64
☐ Chameleon Twist
☑ ClayFighter 63⅓
☐ Dark Rift
☑ Diddy Kong Racing
☑ Doom 64
☐ Duke Nukem 64
☐ Extreme-G
☑ F1 Pole Position 64
☐ FIFA: Road to World Cup '98
☐ FIFA Soccer 64
☑ GoldenEye 007
☐ Hexen
☐ Mace: The Dark Age
☐ Madden Football 64
☐ Mischief Makers
☑ Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
☐ MRC: Multi-Racing Championship
☐ Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
☐ Nagano Winter Olympics '98
☐ NBA Hangtime
☐ NFL Quarterback Club '98
☐ San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
☐ Snowboard Kids
☑ Star Fox 64
☐ Tetrisphere
☐ Top Gear Rally
☐ Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
☐ War Gods
☐ Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98
☐ WCW vs. nWo: World Tour
☐ Wheel of Fortune
☑ Yoshi's Story
☑ 1080° Snowboarding
☐ All-Star Baseball '99
☐ Banjo-Kazooie
☐ BattleTanx
☐ Big Mountain 2000
☑ Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.
☐ Body Harvest
☐ Bomberman Hero
☐ Buck Bumble
☐ Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition
☐ Chopper Attack
☐ ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut
☑ Cruis'n World
☐ Deadly Arts
☐ Dual Heroes
☐ Extreme-G 2
☑ F-1 World Grand Prix
☐ F-Zero X
☐ FIFA '99
☐ Fighters Destiny
☐ Flying Dragon
☐ Forsaken 64
☐ Fox Sports College Hoops '99
☐ Gauntlet Legends
☐ Gex 64: Enter the Gecko
☑ Glover
☐ Goemon's Great Adventure
☐ Golden Nugget 64
☐ GT 64: Championship Edition
☑ Hey You, Pikachu!
☐ Iggy's Reckin' Balls
☐ International Superstar Soccer '98
☐ Jeopardy!
☐ Knife Edge: Nose Gunner
☑ Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
☑ Madden NFL '99
☑ Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr.
☑ Mario Party
☐ Mike Piazza's Strike Zone
☐ Milo's Astro Lanes
☐ Mission: Impossible
☐ Mortal Kombat 4
☑ NASCAR '99
☐ NBA in the Zone '98
☐ NBA Jam '99
☑ NBA Live '99
☐ NFL Blitz
☑ NFL Quarterback Club '99
☐ NHL '99
☑ NHL Breakaway '98
☐ NHL Breakaway '99
☐ Nightmare Creatures
☐ Off Road Challenge
☐ Olympic Hockey '98
☐ Quake 64
☐ Quest 64
☐ Rampage World Tour
☐ Robotron 64
☐ Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
☑ South Park
☐ Space Station Silicon Valley
☐ Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth
☑ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
☑ The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
☐ Top Gear Overdrive
☑ Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
☐ Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding
☐ Virtual Chess 64
☐ Virtual Pool 64
☐ Walalae Country Club: True Golf Classics
☑ WCW/nWo Revenge
☐ Wetrix
☑ Wipeout 64
☐ World Cup '98
☑ WWF War Zone

I may or may not post some reviews of these at some point, but I'll definitely update my progress as I add more games.

I'd really love to get my hands on:

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Perfect Dark
Paper Mario
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Pilotwings 64
Mario Party 2
Mario Tennis
F-Zero X
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

I'd also like to get Quake, but apparently the N64 version of the first Quake is super shitty. Obviously, I have to get it anyway, but it's not a priority. Space Station Silicon Valley also looks pretty interesting to me.

I also need the expansion pak that allows me to play DK64, Perfect Dark, and Majora's Mask.

Gaming / Re: Super Smash Brothers
« on: March 22, 2019, 05:53:27 PM »
i think i've 100% had it with quickplay

The Flood / Re: I have kidney stones
« on: March 22, 2019, 03:05:12 PM »
so i got my cock probed

it went fine, extracted the stone and be able to figure out what it's made out of within the next couple days

i was only a little sore when i woke up from the anesthesia

for the next couple weeks, i have a stent in my ureter (it's a little uncomfortable), so i'm gonna be pissing blood for a little while, but other than that, i'm feeling fine

i still have a stone in my right kidney, but it hasn't been giving me grief, so i'm not worried about it

my second CAT scan has been pushed back two months, which pisses me off a little, because i desperately want to know what these cysts are, but it can't be helped

The Flood / Re: 1995 albums
« on: March 22, 2019, 02:20:15 PM »
i see

what hardware are you listening to them on?
just some cheap headphones plugged into my laptop, nothing fancy

i wouldn't call myself an audiophile by any means

The Flood / Re: forum game
« on: March 21, 2019, 03:59:38 PM »
"Florida man shot outside bar after rejecting shot inside bar, officials say"
october 18
still what shows up for october 9

The Flood / Re: What do you do in your spare time
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:22:44 PM »
i don't know

other than building models, shooting guns, and fixing cars, what do you do in your spare time

The Flood / Re: I have kidney stones
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:51:55 AM »
didn't pass shit, as far as i'm aware

it's possible that it broke down and i just didn't feel it, but the doctors need confirmation and i don't have any

so i'm getting probed tomorrow

The Flood / Re: forum game
« on: March 21, 2019, 07:45:45 AM »
"Florida man shot outside bar after rejecting shot inside bar, officials say"

The Flood / Re: Toy Story 4 Trailer
« on: March 20, 2019, 04:50:38 PM »
won't be seeing it, i protest this film's existence

it's hard to respect companies who milk franchises after ending them perfectly

Serious / Re: New Zealand Mass Shooting
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
ben shapiro and his ilk are not run of the mill conservatives

there are no relevant run of the mill conservatives

they were blown the fuck out in 2012 (as were the last remnants in 2016) and the alt-right is how they recovered

it's not just about white nationalism, and we already have a term for white nationalists anyway: "white nationalism"

The Flood / Re: 1995 albums
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:14:18 PM »
what are you listening to all these albums on?
wherever i can find them tbh

usually youtube or spotify, if it's not on one it's surely on the other

sometimes i'm forced to piece together individual songs from the album since the full thing isn't always available, or no convenient playlist is made for it

Serious / Re: New Zealand Mass Shooting
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:49:05 PM »
Who doesnt just have the word nigger slip out? Everyone does it
Not even once

The Flood / Re: 1995 albums
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:07:44 PM »

Mike + The Mechanics - Beggar on a Beach of Gold
Pop rock
4th album

This was a supergroup formed by Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford, who combined the vocal talents of Paul Carrack and Paul Young with the drumming of Peter Van Hooke. If you don't recognize any of those names, I wouldn't worry about it too much. These guys never really made a big splash, and the music they made was pretty bone-dry, in my opinion.

This particular record is a minor improvement over everything they put out before. There's a handful of neat keyboard arrangements on some songs, and the overall songwriting is noticeably better, too. But, still, for the most part, it's just very plain and unchallenging rock music that doesn't sound like it belongs anywhere near the mid-'90s.


Grip Inc. - Power of Inner Strength
Groove metal
Debut album

This was a band formed by Slayer's ex-drummer Dave Lombardo (the first time he dropped out), so if you happen to be interested in Slayer's music, you may also find interest in this old project. Just keep in mind that the tempos are less thrash, more groove on this record, and they kinda sound more like Pantera to me more than they do Slayer.

Personally, I'm into it. Vocalist Gus Chambers doesn't hold a candle to Tom Araya, but then, few metal vocalists do. It's still as hard-hitting and as aggressive as you'd want it to be, though, and every song on the record packs a forceful punch.

It's not a shining example of excellence in the genre, or anything, but it works as a supplement to one's taste in heavy metal, assuming such taste had already been acquired.


Warrant - Ultraphobic
Heavy metal
4th album

These are the guys that made that insipid "Cherry Pie" song, which is somewhat of a glam metal anthem, and probably one of my favorite guilty pleasure songs of all time. That said, I'm not a huge fan of these guys.

This album was okay, though. There did come a point in their career where their sound had noticeably matured and became somewhat easier to take seriously, and I believe that happened with their previous album, Dog Eat Dog. Granted, that album was slightly better than this one, but Ultraphobic is still by no means a bad record—especially if, like them, you still find yourself enjoying (ironically or otherwise) that '80s hair metal aesthetic.

I'm not gonna give it a strong recommendation, or anything, but I'm not opposed to giving it a positive rating, either.


Adam Ant - Wonderful
Alt rock
5th album

I hate to say it, but I think I like Adam Ant more as a personality than I do as a musician—especially as a solo artist. The guy has undeniable charisma, attributed primarily to his Bowie-esque campiness, but after separating from the Ants to make poptastic radio-friendly new wave music, I was genuinely struggling to find a single album of his that did not utterly bore me, with 1990's Manners & Physique being the nadir of it.

This album, thankfully, finds Ant embarking on fresh territory—acoustic, ballad-heavy rock music. In other words, he's kinda playing it safe on this one. It's a hard album to outright dislike at face value, which doesn't sound very exciting—and it's not—but it's an objective upgrade over an album that is easy to outright dislike at face value, which could be said of all of his previous solo work.

The sad part is that I can't even really recommend this very strongly, as the best thing I can say about it is that it "doesn't suck" within the greater context of his entire discography, and if you're an Adam Ant fan, you've probably already heard it. It's just one of those weird cases, I guess.

Hey, did you know that the Nine Inch Nails song "Physical" is actually an Adam and the Ants cover???



Zard - Forever You
Pop rock
6th album

For a Japanese band, Zard's music sounds, for the most part, relatively mundane and heavily inspired by Western rock music. Izumi Sakai is a great vocalist, but she's also a very straightforward one. I was kinda disappointed by that going into their discography, but at least this album in particular has a bit more going for it instrumentally. Some of their catchier songs turn up on this thing, and I'll share a couple examples here:



These are some of the more "Japanese-sounding" songs on the record, so if anything remotely Japanese makes you cringe (especially if it's poppy and uplifting), I'd stay far away from these. That said, I personally found them kinda refreshing, and I do tend to give extra points to albums for being refreshing and different.

Obviously, there's no way for me to gauge the quality of the lyrics, but fortunately, the way I rate music has more to do with how it sounds in general, rather than whatever the lyrics are trying to say. I normally only start reading into the lyrics once I've already decided that I love a record anyway, and I don't necessarily love Zard's music. It's just rather nice and pleasant.


This next batch is gonna be exciting for me:

Mad Season
Goo Goo Dolls
Collective Soul

The Flood / Re: I have kidney stones
« on: March 16, 2019, 11:19:13 PM »
Any progress?

also hey i didn't know you work, what do you do
i've passed two very tiny fragments of stone, so... whatever that means, and the number of sleepless nights i've been experiencing has noticeably increased, so perhaps i'll get lucky and pass it before the operation, but i'm not gonna get all excited about that

clerk and assistant manager of my dad's record shop

not getting paid monetarily, but work is work

The Flood / Re: I have kidney stones
« on: March 15, 2019, 02:51:40 PM »
just had throes of pain bad enough to leave work a couple hours early and tremble in my bed for those two hours instead

i wonder if the pain is really as bad as i think, or if i'm just a baby

whatever the case, somehow, my dogs knew to leave me the fuck alone when i got home

i love my dogs

The Flood / Re: I have kidney stones
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:54:26 AM »
Dont wanna be that guy, but do you know anyone that can supply you with weed? Preferably butter, put that shit into brownies and itll seriously help with the pain.
100% out of the question outside of a prescription

Serious / Re: New Zealand Mass Shooting
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:22:33 AM »
Now it's a terrorist attack when it's reversed.
Well by definition its an act of terror, so anyone of any creed or religion that does this is considered a terrorist in my book
genghis khan is not an account to be taken seriously

The Flood / Re: I have kidney stones
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:24:40 AM »
one thing i neglected to mention during my initial visit to the hospital is that they found several cysts all over my kidneys, and they also found one in my prostate

it's actually normal to have maybe one or two cysts on your kidneys, and prostatic cysts are common as well, it's not really a big deal

the problem is that i have several, and the one on my prostate is as big as a fucking golf ball

so i'm seeing a nephrologist for that, because while cysts are rarely malignant, the fact that i have so large and so many of them is very concerning (they never once mentioned cancer during my prognosis, but i have a hunch that it's only because they don't want me to get scared—having kidney stones is a symptom of renal cancer)

during this visit i will have (another) CAT scan that will actually take contrast (color) images this time, so i'll be able to know for sure what these things are doing to me, and whether i should be more worried for them than i am about my kidney stones

i just have one question about that: why the FUCK did they not just take contrast images in the first place? i didn't ask them because i didn't want to seem like a pedantic or insolent smart-ass or whatever, but goddamn that bugged the shit out of me

so anyway, back to the kidney stones

it turns out that if i don't pass them by the 22nd, they're gonna shove a rod up my cock and blast it themselves—it's a process they put you in anesthesia for, but it seems lately that all my biggest nightmares have been coming true (get your dick out, solonoid)

right now, i am experiencing some pretty intense pain in my groin (to where i cannot sit still or do anything besides wait for it to end), and i'm not allowed to take any painkillers containing aspirin on any of the seven days before my scheduled surgery—that mean no ibuprofen—i can take my hydrocodone, which is supposed to be my "good" drug, but i'm only allowed to have one pill every 24 hours

well i took it an hour ago and it hasn't done shit so i guess i'm just fucked for the day

for perspective i started typing this message an hour and 45 minutes ago

i'm also allowed to take tylenol, but it says on the bottle to not take it with drugs that have acetaminophen, which hydrocodone does

The Flood / Re: Abuse of Rights clauses, yes or no?
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:04:42 AM »
how am i supposed to rally for 2A repeal now
The US Constitution does not have an abuse of rights clause so go right ahead. The country is also the sole outlier in considering gun ownership a human right as opposed to the universally accepted ones of privacy, speech, fair trial, equal treatment, assembly and such, so all the more reason to go for it.
oh i know i was speaking hypothetically

The Flood / Re: New trailer for Avengers: Endgame
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:31:28 AM »
well gee billy

is that dragon tattoo song original or a remix? it sounds familiar
it's actually a cover of immigrant song by led zeppelin with Karen O on vocals


excellent movie, better than the original i think

The Flood / Re: Abuse of Rights clauses, yes or no?
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:57:12 PM »
how am i supposed to rally for 2A repeal now

yeah that shit is pretty passé

The Flood / Re: New trailer for Avengers: Endgame
« on: March 14, 2019, 04:18:51 PM »
glad to see my boy hawkeye's back

that trailer seemed like a whole lot of nothing, but that's just how i like them
I feel like at this point they know what theyre doing, making us excited but not giving an inch, every reason to spend dosh on that over priced movie ticket.

Not like video game trailers, give the whole fucking game away please.
you like kingdom hearts right

how's kh3 treating you

The Flood / Re: New trailer for Avengers: Endgame
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:59:27 PM »
glad to see my boy hawkeye's back

that trailer seemed like a whole lot of nothing, but that's just how i like them

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