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purple_beard last won the day on October 28 2017

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  1. General movie discussion

    I guess it all depends on how they play that prison they were all in at the end of Civil War..... but then again, Antman in the Wasp is coming this year too so....
  2. Thoughts on the 8Bitdo SNES30 controller?

    Every review I have come across for one of their controllers has been positive.
  3. General movie discussion

    Yeah.... this one is shaping up nicely.
  4. Toys R US shutting down

    I've had a lot of memories of getting various video game stuff from TRU once they opened here in my town. I think my first game from their store was F Zero on the SNES. Can't say 100% for sure if we ever got an NES games from them because I think they came to town as the NES was in its later years. Kind of sad to see them go but my own company I have been with 20 years this month is kind of in the same boat financially speaking even if a lot of the work they are doing to "fix" the issues are slowly working to right the ship if you will. Trust me, I have done some company trips to closing stores to either pick up not needed fixtures for my own store or taking slow moving freight to them for them to sell out via their own liquidation. Its a somber experience if you ever have to do it. My take on the online commerce killing brick and mortar is somewhat neutral. I mean, Amazon pockets all those prime memberships up front, to cover costs in some cases for ... shipping.... prime video ... ect... maybe even profit margins. I personally never got why I would want to pay you up front for free shipping when I could do a $35 order and get free shipping but I digress. Also, on a lot of things, Amazon used to be cheaper but now, they are almost always in-line or +/- $2 on things like games, movies, cds, ect.... In terms of my own company and in dealing mostly with the likes of Best Buy as far as buy online and in-store pick up.... a lot of times online us undercutting your instore pricing because they can cut out the middlemen, that being the employees running the store versus some guy in a warehouse pulling a box. Then people see the online price and come in to buy it only to find out its online only for the price. Customers come to your store expecting items to be in stock. Some people ought to look up business practices of loss leaders and what not... You can also get into profit margins and markups but then think about the chain that gets a product from the company offering it all the way to the retailer that sells it.... there's a lot of costs you don't see. How about all those merchant fees for your credit cards? Interest on carrying inventory? Cash isn't always cheaper as you have to pay people to count and deposit it.... ANYWAY, onto a brighter note..... TRU..... and memories.... I do remember the aisles of cards that you took up front for them to pull your game out from behind the warehouse/cage. I remember getting F Zero there. I remember blazing out of the house to get A Link to the Past. I remember they got MK64 in a day earlier than Electronics Boutique and my brother and I decided we'd pay the premium to get there... I think they were $10 more. Camped out and got my Wii there. Missed lots of PO opportunities with GS and so the night before release I had stopped by to see if they were having extras and the guy said they did get some stock over their PO allotment but if I wanted one I needed to get there early. Got in the parking lot at 5am that morning.... and yeah, my brother and I got one each and were two if the first 3 in line. Got somewhat hosed on their screw up wit the POs for TPCE with that Gold Zelda controller. They did make it right in terms of getting whatever controller I wanted along with the game but the point was I did the PO for the whole package and luckily I found one ditched at the farthest back possible corner of a cabinet at my local Target at around 7pm that day and then got my copy from TRU with free random controller to give my brother as a Christmas present. Got my WiiU there. Got MK8 there with the B1G1 sale they had as I was getting a copy for myself and the other was going to be my brother's birthday present. Many a Amiibogeddon was done there in terms of camping out early to score the figures I wanted. Ohh the tales.... Got my NES Classic there on that fateful 2nd restock morning. Ohh the tales of that one.... Got Mario Maker there along with Amiibos that released that day. Got Yoshi's Woolly World and associated Amiibos there. Did a lot of double dips on Amiibos there with some of their good buy multiple at discount sales. Scored a sweet Mario themed 3DS case for $2 that held more games than the original case I had bought. Scored Mario Kart 7 early Sunday morning on release day.
  5. What are you listening to?

    Their take on hip hop with rock/metal should be something I would like but for some reason, I never could get fully into them.
  6. Mario Kart 8 Thursday Night Throwdown! @ 10pm ET!

    Who is racing, who is watching March Madness?
  7. Mario Kart 8 Thursday Night Throwdown! @ 10pm ET!

    Anyone up for racing @ 10pm?
  8. http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/03/14/street-fighter-30th-anniversary-has-a-unique-switch-exclusive-mode Looks like this game gets a unique Switch exclusive mode that neither the PS4 and XBX1 can emulate via their systems--interesting. Sounds like a cool mode for the affected games.
  9. Hamster picks up Video System

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/03/hamster_acquires_rights_to_complete_video_system_catalogue More SHUMPs on the way! I also think they have done a good job on the games they have relased overall so if something looks cool from this company I'll take a look.
  10. Games you wish they made

    I guess that XBOX Conker wasn't a sequel but a remaster of the original? ***************** A TRUE Super Mario RPG 2 A 16bit remaster of LoZ and LoZ II: Link's Adventure ala Super Mario All Stars treatment. Neutopia 3 -- I loved the first two I played via Wii's VC TG16 titles.
  11. General movie discussion

    http://www.darkhorizons.com/teaser-fantastic-beasts-crimes-of-grindelwald/ Looks better than their first one in this series hopefully it doesn't suck.
  12. amiibo/toys to life Thread

    Damn, it was already up? ***************** ***************** https://twitter.com/AmiiboNews Your Mario Cereal might be dropping Amiibo chip.
  13. Octopath Traveller Demo

    Good point about them doing a CE for it so it might be a regular price game. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=octopath+traveler&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=&list=n&af=true&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys YUP, game @ $60, CE @ $100
  14. Super Smash Bros Game Night (Tuesdays, 9PM EST)

    Grrrr ..... some of the performances by myself.... the uncanny ability I had to not knock you out with ultra high damage amazed me to no end.