General Discussion

Released on February 28, 2012 by Cheerful Ghost

Developed by Cheerful Ghost

The place for conversation that doesn't make sense to talk about in any specific game in our list. Think of General Discussion as a "catch all" for conversations about gaming, game culture or anything else worth sharing.

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This has been a busy week on Cheerful Ghost, so we thought we'd do a round-up to tell you all about what you might have missed!

Cheerful Ghost Games BBS
First and foremost, this week we launched the Cheerful Ghost Games BBS! This brings some classic BBS games and newer browser games to you in a nostalgic BBS-like interface. We have a nice bunch of games to start, and we're adding more!
https://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/3828/play-games-on-the-new-cheerful-ghost-bbs

Plus Game Giveaways to Celebrate!
In celebration of the aforementioned launch, we're giving away a couple of games that evoke the same kind of nostalgia we're going for, VVVVVV and Superbrothers Sword and... Read All


In this episode, we talk about the new Netflix sci-fi film, Extinction! In Extinction, Michael Peña plays a man who has recurring nightmares about a terrible disaster... and then disaster strikes! Will his dreams help him and his family stay alive?

But first, we talk about what we've been playing and watching over the last month.

We've taken a short break from our classic game reviews, but that ends soon! We'll be back soon with our review of Kid Icarus, and we have a new Cheerful Ghost Games Club event up for our next review, Kirby's Adventure!

https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/163/cheerful-ghost-games-club-kirby-s-adventure


Metal Jesus posted a review of the RetroTINK 2x today on his youtube channel. This little device will take Composite/Component/SVideo input along with audio and convert it to 480p and output it over HDMI. All for $100. Compared to the framemeister and OSSC, this seems like it is a good affordable solution to get your old consoles up and running on modern TVs. To me it also seems easier to use, which is a bonus. I ended up pre-ordering one of these after watching Metal Jesus's review of it. What do you all think?


When Unbreakable hit in 2000 super hero movies weren't as huge as they are now. I think saying it's a super hero movie is a huge spoiler anyway considering what the film is but it's 18 years old so you've had plenty of time to see it. M Night's Unbreakable was part of the power trio of his early films that solidified him as one of the best directors of that era. M Night followed up Unbreakable with the sequel Split and he plans on ending the trilogy with the upcoming Glass. As a fan of Unbreakable and Split i'm really looking forward to Glass and curious if anyone else is? With the super hero movie hype in effect it's a good time to finish the trilogy and if the movie... Read All


We're back in this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio with a look at Deadpool 2, just in time for next month's home release. In this episode, Jon attempts to predict the plot of Deadpool 2 without having seen it, and Tim and Travis struggle to keep talking about DP's antics through fits of laughter.


This might seem like an odd topic for Cheerful Ghost but as we are all lovers of film the discussion seems useful. Cheerful Ghost has a booth at Portland Retro Game Expo each year and as a way to make a few bucks to help cover the booth cost and a stab at doing something a bit unusual we sell VHS tapes. I've been a light collector of VHS for the last couple years and selling tapes at the booth was a natural progression of that. All that said, I recently found a video that takes a second look at the home video format and VHS specifically. It's a great video and I think many of the points are spot on as some films really are better suited to be watched at home rather... Read All


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It’s back baby! I just picked mine up at Walmart.

If you’ve been holding out, as of this posting they are available at Target and Walmart locations, on Walmart.com, and Gamestop.com.

Check out nowinstock.net for more updates as more stores get it or they sell out, but it seems your best bet is getting it in person.

https://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/consoles/nesclassicmini/


In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio we talk all about E3 and what we thought the highlights were. We’re not covering everything, just the parts that stuck with us. At the end of the show we hand out who we think came away with the best of show!


Today we are very happy to launch Cheerful Ghost on Patreon! Patreon is a site for funding the things you love and we decided to use it to help you become a Member! Right now we have two funding levels on Patreon Supporter and Member. The premium Member level gets you a full Cheerful Ghost Membership (site title, comment colors & bling).

I encourage you to watch our Patreon pitch video, head over to the site and back us today! We consider this an important step in the future of the site and moving forward we plan on lots of new Member features that should be pretty fun. Plus, it's awesome to support the things you love and we really appreciate it!

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Back this on Kickstarter!
I just discovered this great kickstarter for the Nintendo Switch:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fangamer/flip-grip/

With Ikaruga recently hitting the switch and several other games out there that use a vertical display mode, this seems like an awesome accessory to have.

At $15 (base pledge + shipping) and with Fangamer behind it, this seems like a no-brainer.

Now everyone put your money in so this gets funded! Me want!


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