Curious to hear about what you opened and any new decks you are trying you've liked playing with?
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Curious to hear about what you opened and any new decks you are trying you've liked playing with?
"Daily Dot: "Time to crack open your vintage game collection (that is, if you don't have a shrine to it in your living room already)."
Blunty: "This one also handles PAL cartridges - not just the NTSC that the original did. That's pretty exciting!"
The handheld Hyperkin SupaBoy S will play original SNES (NTSC AND PAL) and SFC cartridges on a built-in 4.3 inch LCD screen. It includes a D-pad and face buttons, as well as right and left shoulder buttons. The SupaBoy S also includes two front-loading ports that are compatible with full-size SNES-compatible controllers and an AV out. It allows up to two players to play the SupaBoy S on a regular TV screen. "
If you want another review of the Supaboy S, check out the one by Metal Jesus (may his name be praised) below:
If you are looking for a rich engrossing RPG romp through the sword and sorcery heavy world of D&D, Neverwinter Nights is something you should get. And for the price of free why not?
Would you make a trip to Universal Studios to check out a Nintendo themed experience? Does a Mario or Zelda ride interest you?
But don't take my word for it Timmy, watch the holiday miracle above.
After owning it for a month now I can finally say that it is a really great system. It's not a perfect choice for everyone but if you are looking for a good way to play old NES, SNES or Genesis games this is a great option.
What The RetroN 3 Gets Right
The RetroN 3 perfectly recreates the gameplay and feel of the original NES, SNES and Genesis. So far I've been able to play every game i've thrown at it and the games themselves feel great on it. You can plug in one Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Genesis game into the top of the RetroN 3 at one time making it nice to switch around from Mortal Kombat on Genesis back to Dr Mario on the Nintendo.
The RetroN 3 came packed well in the box and I didn't find it hard to unbox and setup. Sometimes packaging and setup can be frustrating, but it was really easy to understand. I had to lookup how to pair the wireless controllers to the system but after that was done everything else was a breeze.
Customer Support through Hyperkin is also amazing. My system shipped not able to recognize my original Super Nintendo controllers so I contacted Hyperkin and they quickly allowed me to return my RetroN 3 and took care of shipping. The whole process was seamless and I got my replacement system back in a week or so. It's often hit or miss when dealing with returning things back to the manufacturer so it's nice Hyperkin was so great to work with.
Things I don't Love About The RetroN 3
The included RetroN 3 controllers seems built for the Sega Genesis. As someone that only has two Genesis games and a ton of Super Nintendo games this was disappointing. The Genesis style controllers work well for Nintendo games but completely fall down on the Super Nintendo. The lack of shoulder buttons make playing SNES games on the included controllers a chore. So much so that I'd recommend using your original Super Nintendo controllers with the system. That all said the included wireless controllers are fine and work well on Nintendo and Genesis games I just seriously wouldn't recommend them for Super Nintendo play, which is too bad.
Things You Should Keep In Mind About The RetroN 3
The RetroN 3 only supports RCA analog video & S-video. If you are looking for a system that will output to HDMI I suggest you check out the RetroN 5. The RetroN 3 is a good system for older CRT TV's but nothing i'd recommend using with your zillion inch HD TV set.
Because main discussion bullet lists are a thing people love:
- Holiday Gaming Recommendations and Pickups. What games do we recommend you check out over the holidays? Only that guy in Zelda knows for sure as well as the people that watched this episode!
- No Man's Sky Foundation Update Does Hello Games latest update meet expectations or is it something else? Spoiler alert, it's pretty darn good.
- Is $10 Too Much For A Mobile Game? Some have said Super Mario Run is too expensive for $10. Is it? We will answer this question for the entire Internet in a couple minutes.
- Star Wars Rouge One: The next episode of the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable will feature discussion and our review of Star Wars Rogue One. We talk about what our expectations are of the film and give it our "pre rating" for how good we think the movie will be.
Let us know in the comments what you picked up over the holidays and what your expectations and pre-rating for Star Wars Rogue One is!
Star Wars The Holiday Special - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3a5j8PgQxg
No Man's Sky Foundation Update - http://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/3178/no-man-s-sky-foundation-update-released
Super Mario Run - https://supermariorun.com/
MST3K Turkey Day - http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/3177/happy-ghostly-turkey-day
I love that we are getting more Hearthstone cards and that the meta will be changing again, hopefully for the better. I've usually enjoyed each expansion theme and this one is the first I haven't really connected with. Never been into crime noir or gangster stuff and it seems so strange mixing that in a fantasy world. That said, the cards and mechanics they are shipping are really interesting and I personally can't wait to build a Jade Golem and deck and a new Reno deck featuring Kazakus. Some of my friends have been asking me which cards I like from the new set and I've got a few below I find really interesting.
Mistress of Mixtures: She is a good Zombie Chow replacement that seems to work well with Priest negative healing.
Kazakus: If I don't open this legendary this will the be the first one I craft. The spell building effect is awesome and I love Reno decks.
Red Mana Wyrm: This is similar to the Mage card yet has better stats and costs more. This card is likely bad but I enjoy that Blizzard is making this available to all classes.
Hobart Grapplehammer: If you run more than a couple weapons this seems like an auto include. The dream is coining this on turn one then playing Axe on turn two. Well statted and has a great effect.
Wickerflame Burnbristle: Like Tyrion Fordring this may be an auto include in every Paladin deck. At this point, I am not sure why you wouldn't include this in every deck and because of that I wonder if this is too powerful?
Public Defender: Public Defender is a fun card with an amazing concept but may not actually be very good. As someone that enjoys playing with Taunt decks I like where Warrior is headed there but taunt decks are typically fun but not very competitive.
Jade Idol: Welcome our new Druid Jade Golem overloads! The Jade Idol mechanic is so strong I wonder if this is one of the most powerful cards in the game now? Basically for one mana you can put three more cards in your deck FOREVER making it impossible to fatigue due to milling OR you can summon a Jade Golem. *Whew* I can't wait to try out this deck, it looks really fun.
There are a ton of other great cards in the set but those are some of the ones I find interesting. What cards are you interesting in trying?
You can still watch the entire 6 movie stream above as they are leaving it up for the holiday. When the Stream feed ends, i'll replace it with the official Manos The Hands of Fate episode on YouTube. Until then, enjoy it in all it's 11 hour glory.
The final top MST3K episodes as voted by fans are:
1. Manos The Hands of Fate
2. Space Mutiny
4. Final Sacrifice
5. Pod People
This is a very cool device and I wonder if it will be produced as it seems to fit in the same category of the Retron or other modern HD retro remake systems?
As far as the continuing story it seems that Blizzard is setting up a showdown with the newest evil Protoss on the block, the Tal'darim and the trailer above seems to tease that. After the missions drop and I finish them up i'll post my final review of the set and if they are anything like the first two chapters it should be a good one.
Jon: I recommend next time being a bit more proactive by letting me know when you know. I totally get backups and product delays and don't fault you for that. But I had to submit a complaint before I knew.
DirectSong: I completely understand your concern and apologize for any Inconvenience. Unfortunately there has been a hold on shipping due to manufacturer delays. We are expecting the arrival of product any day now, Once received they will be ready for a signing session with the composer. Your patience understanding and cooperation thus far has been greatly appreciated. Once your order has been dispatched you will receive a confirmation email and USPS tracking number
We will be sure to keep you posted!
I felt pretty good about that. Jeremy was going to autograph my CD when stock came back which was a big bonus but I was annoyed they didn't reach out to tell me about the delay. Not a huge deal and I was super excited Jeremy would autograph it.
A few weeks later I got this email:
DirectSong: I am contacting you regarding your soundtrack order through DirectSong.com Our records indicate your order is well over the 4-6 week window we have quoted in the disclaimer, We understand the inconvenience these several delays have caused and truly hold your support with high value.
It is within my authority to issue your soundtrack at no additional charge via Link
Please keep in mind you will still receive your Autographed soundtrack.
To receive your soundtrack via DirectDownload please change the "Subject" of this message to either: "Skyrim", "Guildwars2" or "Both" and Reply to this message.
I was impressed. They reached out and I was going to get a digital download of the album and getting the album autographed? Awesome. That said 5 months went by and I didn't hear anything from them. I guess it could take 5 months to get more albums back in stock. Maybe they got lost somewhere? I filed another support ticket and received no response. I was pretty upset and at that point I stopped reaching out to DirectSong at all.
August of this year I decided to reach out again and send them a much less happy email. Years had gone by and I didn't receive my album and I was very upset. At this point I figured my money was flushed down a toilet. I actually did get a response back from the agency that represents Jeremy Soule and they finally shipped the album 3 months after they contacted me.
I do not recommend you buy anything from DirectSong if you want it to actually be delivered to you. My experience isn't unique as many people have had a terrible time with them too, I just wish i'd known that beforehand. That said the Skyrim score is fantastic and if you are looking for a great classical score for one of the best open world games around, it's worth listening to just don't go to DirectSong to do it.