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Spoonman

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  1. Spoonman

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    Interesting. We can use PS4 controllers on iPad...
  2. But the next person is the director of the auction house, and it isn’t even sold. Did you watch the whole video?
  3. Actually, the biggy, is that this whole thing is a fucking racket. It's not that things are actually worth a lot more as people are willing to pay a lot more... the whole thing is a con.
  4. Thing is, this has nothing to do with actual collectors. Some shady auction house and "grading company" owned by the same people are selling games to their own directors at inflated hyped prices to try and build a bubble to convince the "real investors" to put their money into games. Companies even exist now where you can put in like $5 to own a "part of a game" waiting for it to appreciate and then sell "your shares". Fucking people.
  5. After watching the video, it's more about insder-trading, hype, speculation, buying one's own games at your own inflated prices to push up a market... shit like that
  6. Watching this rn and came to the forum to share... fuck me there is equity in the value of video games? talk about a bubble/ponzi...
  7. I've pulled out of my one and only attempt at Patreon, which was nullobject's. It doesn't look like there'll be much or any progress over the next months on the CAVE cores, which is a huge shame.
  8. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Well, this is my run, now. a highlight on my channel: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1125350382 Quite a lot of people entered, the easiest way to see the "relay" (it wasn't hosted in one place, a digital baton was passed around by "raiding" the next streamer) would be to check out the channels of these players: Honorable mentions: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1126068205 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1125938281 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1125003030
  9. Spoonman

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    Managed the live 1CC of SDOJ X-mode in the Donpachi Relay! Wasn't a perfect run but also wasn't a total shit-show. Now I will play other things! Tune in on Twitch if you can, there are some Super Players and some WR on the cards...
  10. OMG Tetris Effect is coming to Switch!
  11. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Well, PC gaming is definitely a blind spot for me in general, I suppose. I’m definitely happy to learn and listen, and am happy for people to play whatever they like, however they like. I follow some french dude who plays Ikaruga using a keyboard and it’s actually got this ASMR vibe about it! Clackity-clack! But, I am definitely ill-informed. I have absolutely no idea of what kind of PC I would need (I did say I have been a mac user for the last 20 years and have zero interest in building a PC or whatever), and even, what some of the best games are for it. The list is almost endless, seemingly. What does annoy me though, is a select couple of Discorders that are clearly part of some groupthink without realising it, spouting shit about all sorts of things, discussing “shit ports” and so on, when most of what they do is play pirated material rather than make any effort ever to support the genre they “love”, and then shit on CAVE for not bringing out a new game, etc. I’ve actually had to block one poster because he was just antagonising me constantly with his bullshit. As you say, rise above it. Kind of hurts to think it’s making me look bad, so I need to reflect on that. I miss the 90’s, 00s and hell even the 2010s for the gaming and arcade scenes, but I won’t be changing it. I should just enjoy what I can and let the rest wash over me, and try not to lament the situation. It’s over. Without turning this into a discussion on my mental health, since March 2020 things have not been so great all round. I’ve lost almost 2 years doing bloody nothing (apart from recently some 1CCs, nice!) and coming across as bitter is hardly unsurprising to read, but is still a bit sad, as that’s not really my intention. I’m just turning into a very grumpy person I think, and I certainly down want to be that. I don’t want to be giving a false impression of myself being I am ranting because I am miserable being stuck in the same apartment for over 1.5 years with no friends and quite a few other issues! I think I’ll wind down my Discord use and even general internet use. Thanks for the wake up call, in any case. If you can, or want to, set your 360 to output at 480p as you’ll get the best input lag results. And yes, laser mode is harder. Expert is ridiculous!
  12. Spoonman

    Shmups

    I feel like this. I've not 1ccd it but really enjoyed what I played and the coins really give an incredibly satisfying feeling that absolutely turn it more into scoring than simply going for a 1cc. Ha! I deserve that, I suppose. Indeed, I know what the EXA is. I am more in favour of it than most, because if it allows any chance for arcades to operate at all in a conventional manner, then I am for it. What I like about it is that it is closer in approach to buying PCBs of games and running them, without some cumbersome internet-link-up-subscription model, which seems neat at first and quickly descends into shit, like the rest of the internet. I'm tempted by EXA for a few reasons. Still on the fence, though. What I won't be doing is buying a PC and spending hours of multiple nights setting up blitter values in MAME to "replicate" PCB gameplay on a pirated rom. Don't get me wrong; I have a fair few roms. I'm a big fan of the MiSTer FPGA. But playing shmups on a keyboard, on an LCD screen, or laptop, as my main method of play, is just not for me. I'm happy for people that do so, but a lot of those people also shit on the 360 ports calling them "bad ports" when they have never even played them and just groupthink whatever some other people have concluded. I dunno, it's a whole separate rant, really. Don't want to derail anything, though the highscores for Deathtiny have stopped coming in now. Having said that, should we not all be "friends" on PSN so we can compete a bit with high scores? Could be fun? I am always envious of Leon from the Cane and Rinse podcast talking about his friend's leaderboards etc. Without physical friends, some online ones might be nice. *gets out small violin* Anyway, I would both run exa in the cab like a psycho, or on my 1080p monitor. I would get SDOJ and Aka&Blue. Including the motherboard that is between 4-5 thousand pounds sterling. On the other hand, I can't fucking travel anywhere and this is basically another "lost year" for me so... will I miss the money? Maybe if I need it for something else, and can't sell the EXA. I guess it could be hacked and games released to the wild, but they're encrypted, and the hack would have to come from the West as Japanese people are nice and wouldn't do such a thing. On one hand it would be nuts to do such a thing and on the other, I am absolutely uninterested in any "AAA new releases" and even the PS5 at this stage.
  13. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I am tempted by one but it is not cheap. The games are one thing but I have to get the motherboard itself... The money would have been for holidays, but that ain't happening (seems to for others, weirdly, but there we go). There are EXA in a few places in Japan, also in Europe, possibly UK also, but C19 hasn't helped anything, has it? This depressed me further yesterday: https://www.wired.com/story/covid-coronavirus-japanese-arcades/
  14. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Well you can put exA in any cab I suppose. Cool announcement!
  15. Absolute madness. Better get ur credit card ready! actually, you dont need the upscaler. You can output to a CRT and to 1080p HDMI simultaneously.
  16. Spoonman

    Shmups

    This is how we should be playing Ketsui:
  17. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Thank you! Appreciate you dropping by; I really wasn’t expecting to get the 1cc after the first run of the night, but there we go. I have no idea whatsoever about the “proper” way to play/route Ketsui, so completely winged it. Was good fun and a few people were watching including Pearl who’s quite handy, so that was nice. Yes, Fever mode is Dangun and that’s also awesome fun.
  18. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Yeah I'm never doing it again either. Some stuff is cool, but it is not a business model i wish to support. I will resist.
  19. Spoonman

    Shmups

    More Deathtiny boners from last night. This game is so good!! https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1092772292?t=01h44m05s
  20. Spoonman

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    Had a quick blast perched on a stool, playing deathtiny last night before hockey-time. Wow! I loved it! the sound effect when you get hit is addictive, and as @Rsdio said, the hitbox makes one feel like a god. The soundtrack is bloody amazing, too. What a port.
  21. Spoonman

    Shmups

    I've never played it (Garegga), and might pick up the e-shop release at some point (of course I will, who am I kidding). I haven't even opened Cotton Reboot on Switch yet, the back log is real! Nice one @ImmaculateClump; Garegga is supposed to be a great game! I bought AKA&Blue on iOS last night and it's really good, anyone have it?
  22. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Arrived this morning:
  23. Spoonman

    Shmups

    @Oh Danny Boy sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but it doesn't look so good, does it? I'll be skipping these limited bundles. They're quite cool sometimes but it's not necessary and is now too high a risk imo.
  24. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Yup. Ordering. Switch or PS4? Hmm. Switch maybe.
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