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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Calavera » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:20 pm

melancholy wrote:Xbox HDMI adapter, as seen in the Retro Gaming thread. The reviews have me a bit worried about quality, but the ability to ditch a whole pile of cables I currently use to make my Xbox work with my home theater setup is worth the risk.
Let us know how it works out. I had thoughts of getting one, but just like you said the reviews had me worried. Plus I doubt I'd notice much improvement from the component cables.
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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby melancholy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:36 am

Calavera wrote:
melancholy wrote:Xbox HDMI adapter, as seen in the Retro Gaming thread. The reviews have me a bit worried about quality, but the ability to ditch a whole pile of cables I currently use to make my Xbox work with my home theater setup is worth the risk.
Let us know how it works out. I had thoughts of getting one, but just like you said the reviews had me worried. Plus I doubt I'd notice much improvement from the component cables.

Finally got a chance to hook it up today. Overall it works exactly as advertised and solves the problem I had (which was ditching the ugly mess of cables needed to hook up the Xbox to the TV and receiver). Here are some takeaways:

-This cable does output audio, but it's 2 channel analog only. This seems like a missed opportunity since HDMI could definitely support Dolby Digital. And since there's no optical port like the AV pack has, if you absolutely must have 5.1 sound in the games that support it, this cable is useless to you.

-Visual quality is identical to component. So if your only interest was getting a better picture, this cable won't help if you're already using component.

-This cord has a decent length, looks to be about 8 feet. I wish it was an adapter instead of a cable so I could use my own HDMI cable, but it seems to be sturdy enough.

-It was mentioned in Amazon reviews, but this cable doesn't like HDMI switch boxes for some reason. I didn't have issues hooking directly to the receiver, but the signal kept resetting on the switch whenever the resolution would change.

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:18 pm

PlayStation in box for $20, from a pawn shop that normally massively overprices retro things.
2 non-working Xbox 360s (which might work)
Final Fantasy XII (PS4)
Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)
Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Wii)
Toukiden Kiwami (Vita)
Demon Gaze Global Edition (Vita)
The Godfather - The Don's Edition (PS3)
Tales Of Xillia (PS3)
Tales Of Xillia 2 (PS3)
Tales Of Graces F (PS3)
Fable Anniversary (Xbox 360)
Ultimate Ghosts 'n' Goblins (PSP)
Gran Turismo (PSP)
The Red Star (PS2)
Burnout 3 (PS2)
The King Of Route 66 (PS2)
Gallop Racer 2 (PS2)
Midway Arcade Treasures (PS2)
Humble Brawler Bundle $1 tier
Humble Classics Return Bundle BTA tier

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Hawq » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:47 am

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Season Pass (Game Pack) £4.50
Legend of Kay Anniversary (Full Game)
Claire: Extended Cut (Full Game)
Mighty No. 9 (Full Game)
Bombing Busters (Full Game)
Ratchet & Clank™ (Full Game)
Bloodborne™ (Full Game)

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:57 pm

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (3DS)
Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (PS3)
Fight Night Champion (PS3)
Ridge Racer 7 (PS3)
NBA Street Homecourt (PS3)
Burnout Dominator (PS2)

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Matisfaction » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:14 am

Picked up one of these over the weekend, almost as good as the original 6 Button controller.. It's a tad smaller, feels a bit cheaper , but the d-pad and buttons are pretty much spot on! Not bad at all for £6.99

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:10 am

Ashes Cricket (Xbox One)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS)
Fantasy Life (3DS)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
The Disgaea Triple Play Collection (PS3)
Tekken 4 (PS2)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (PS2)
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (Android)

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:59 pm

Gears Of War 4 (Xbox One)
Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One)
Rise Of The Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
New Super Mario Bros U + New Super Luigi U (Wii U)

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Hawq » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:37 am

de Blob (PS4) no longer do I need to fire up the Wii to play the first one

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby melancholy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:50 pm

Monster Hunter World (PS4) - $45
Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4) - $15

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Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:38 am

Star Fox Zero (Wii U)
Rayman Legends (Wii U)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U)
Super Stardust Delta (Vita)
8Bitdo SF30 controller
N64 knockoff pad for the N64 from AliX

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Hawq » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:25 am

PS+ freedies
Trackmania® Turbo (Full Game)
Mad Max (Full Game)
A Q*bert: Rebooted Game and Pixels Theme Bundle (Full Game)
Toy Home™ (Full Game)
In Space We Brawl (Full Game)
99Vidas (Full Game)
PS+ discounts
Dungeon Defenders II (Full Game)
Rez Infinite (Full Game)
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island (Full Game)
I, Zombie (Full Game)

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:03 pm

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition (Xbox One)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Xbox One)
The Disney Afternoon Collection (Xbox One)
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Xbox One)
Dragon's Crown (Vita)
Men's Room Mayhem (Vita)
Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
Bayonetta (Wii U)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Wii U)
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii)
Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii)
Twisted Metal (PS3)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)
The Saboteur (PS3)
G1 Jockey 4 2008 (PS3)
FIFA Street (PS3)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360)
Humble Jumbo Bundle 11
Humble Indie Bundle 19

That's a lot of games! Everything was on special. The first 3 titles listed + bundles & the Vita toilet game are digital downloads, the rest are from EB's 2 for $10, 2 for $20 etc. sales.

Victor Vran brand new was in the 2 for $20 pile but the preowned one was in 2 for $70. Hyrule Warriors brand new was in 2 for $40, preowned 2 for $70. Makes sense.

Zack & Wiki had a new $99 sticker on it and it looks unused. It was in 2 for $10.

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Hawq » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 am

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B £35, not to bad as its in a case which normally adds a fair bit, now to try setting it up

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:49 am

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (DS)
Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition (Wii U)
Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U)
NBA 2K13 (Wii U)
Call of Juarez (Xbox 360)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (PS3)
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (PS3)
Inversion (PS3)
Dante's Inferno (PS3)
Skate (PS3)
COD: Ghosts steelbook edition (PS3)
WWE 2K14 (PS3)

More from the EB 2 for $10 pile. Or 12 for $60 pile.

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Matisfaction » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:24 am

Picked up a Sega Mega Drive RGB SCART PACKAPUNCH PRO CABLE from Retro Gaming Cables.

Expensive but "blumin' 'ell worth it, gov'nor", sharp image, deep colours, no pesky jailbars and I'm even noticing details that I couldn't see with my old RGB cable. Pretty damn impressive.


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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby melancholy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:32 am

Penny-Punching Princess (Switch physical copy)
A preorder for Octopath Traveler Collectors Edition

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:27 pm

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles (PS3)
Speedball 2 Evolution (PS3/Vita/PSP)
F1 Stars (PS3)
WWE 2K16 (Xbox One)
Humble Strategy Bundle $1 tier

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby melancholy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:03 pm

PlayStation VR with Doom bundle. I’ll probably sell Doom immediately and buy Gran Turismo. I wish it would have been an Oculus Rift instead, but for the price plus the fact that you can hook up the PSVR to a PC now and mimic Vive functionality makes this the best deal. It should arrive by next Tuesday.

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:41 pm

Matisfaction wrote:Picked up a Sega Mega Drive RGB SCART PACKAPUNCH PRO CABLE from Retro Gaming Cables.

Expensive but "blumin' 'ell worth it, gov'nor", sharp image, deep colours, no pesky jailbars and I'm even noticing details that I couldn't see with my old RGB cable. Pretty damn impressive.

Do you have one of these?



With that cable it should look nice and clean on a big screen.


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