For those who bought the Arcade1Up Street Fighter 2 cab, you can play as Akuma in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. On the character select screen, stay on Ryu for 3 seconds, move to T Hawk and hold for three seconds, move to Guile for another three, Cammy for another three, than back to Ryu for the final three. At the end of the three second countdown push all three punch buttons and the player one button at the same time to play as Akuma!
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EDIT: Since the recording of this video PlayTheNES.com is now a defunct site. The forums for the remaining members are at retroreviewrevolution.com NESJohnny from PlayTheNES questioned if a cart could be shipped bare across the United States. This video is the culmination of the great experiment! Check out playthenes.com for the best retro gaming crew on the web! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEvB0xWVXFc - NESJohnnys Shipping Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpDugJ9dmik - The Preview Video http://playthenes.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2427 - Pics of the cart at its destination. http://playthenes.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2414 - Discussion of the experiment. http://playthenes.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2360 - The experiment begins
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I AM NOT ARMAKE21, BOXEDENTERTAINMENT21, OR NICOTINEALIEN I just wanted to reupload this since Armake closed his account, and it seems hes gonna be gone a while, if not permanently. I also wanted to take advantage of being able to poost legthy videos now and edited all the parts together for one massive movie. I'll also be posting a VLOG concerning my thoughts on Marcus leaving youtube.
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Next up in the DVD review series is the Irate Gamers DVD. I'm ignoring all the YouTube controversy around this guy and just doing a review on what you get if you order the DVD, no more, no less. I have my own opinions on the entire situation, but honestly, I don't care too much either way. With that out of the way, here's what you get when you order the DVD.
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Been working on a decent emulation front end that is fairly easy to use, and can be hot swapped between my desktop and laptop as well as taken to a friends house for use in their PC. Using Hyperpie I think I have what I am looking for. I have a similar setup using a Raspberry Pi 3, but a PC allows for more powerful emulation like Wii, GameCube, 3D0, Saturn, and more that the Pi struggles on.
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A video showing off Quake 3 running on an iPod touch 2g 8 gig. You can run both the shareware version (which will use 40 megs) or the full version if you have the PAK files (which will eat close to 500 meg). There's no audio, and the graphic settings play best on low quality, but it runs at a nice smooth 25-35 FPS and is very playable....and if you have another buddy with an iPod Touch and this installed you can do local multiplayer! Keep in mind you must have a jailbroken ipod to intstall this. There's 2 ways to do this... download quake3 app: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2nj1ngc... SSH to your ipod and put it in /applications/quake3.app set permissions to all files to 775 now you can play quake3 demo on your ipod! now the full version, download here the full version of quake3: http://www.megaupload.com/nl/?d=8VY8JOJ7 ssh to your quake3.app go to demoq3 now copy all the 'dylib' files and the default.cfg go back to quake3.app and make a new map called 'baseq3' paste there youre copied files (dylibs,default.cfg) and paste there also the .pak3 files from the full version of quake you,ve downloaded (1-8, +pak0). set permissions to all files 775 delete the demoq3 map. quake3 full version now works! if you want custom maps: download a custom map and paste it in the baseq3 map. good site for q3 maps: http://lvlworld.com/ if you want better controls (first play you will see that the controls sucks) put the 'autoexec' in the baseq3 map, link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php... aiming with 1 finger shoot with 2 fingers crouch with 3 fingers exit to menu 4 fingers IF YOU WANT TO SEE AN ICON: SSH to /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches and delete file com.apple.mobile.installation.plist , then reboot iPhone or install any app from Cydia . OR Register on these forums first for the source you need. http://www.xsellize.com/register.php?... Then add this source to cydia: http://xsellize.com/cydia/username-pa... (username and password are yours from the forums.
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Now up for review is Awesome Video Games first "season" DVD set. This is a very well made set with a lot of extras thrown in for good measure. Any info you could ever want about the first season of this show is all here! Check out a few episodes and if you like it, this set is a must buy.
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Happy Halloween! Check out one of the most unique games on the NES, and one of the few horror games for the system, UnInvited. Armake21, now known on his channel the Waste0Time, took the time to critique this video, which was submitted in his Review Contest. This is what he had to say. I think you clearly know what you're talking about, and you certainly know more about Uninvited then me, since I could never get my hands on a copy back when the game came out. I had heard from many people that it was rather graphic for the time of release though, so my guess is that is why it seemed to be impossible to find the game back then. I do however own Shadowgate and Deja Vu, and put those two up there as two of my favorite games to date. Having said that, I noted something while watching your review- The music tends to overshadow your voice at times. That and I would say the intro buildup to when you finally start talking about the game, is a bit too long. I really shouldn't talk when it comes to a long intro however, as I've previously done long title sequences for my reviews...but keep in mind that in the case of doing those REALLY long intros, I normally would do some kind of dramatic introduction using game footage and music. I also do that for the longer reviews, since they run the length of an actual movie sometimes. HAVING SAID ALL THAT- You did a really good job, and I've looked over some of your other videos as well, and noted that the only real complaint anyone could make is that you need to boost your voice volume a bit, and perhaps bring a bit more energy to some parts. Something I had to learn, and you can clearly hear it if you listen to my voice from my first review and then listen to the voice now, is to offer up vocal range. What I mean by this is that you learn to change the pace of your voice over, which can actually dynamically control the pace of everything. Keep in mind I'm not saying you need to scream and yell, or swear up a storm or do some of the things myself and others have done, but learning to shift the vocal range is VERY powerful tool that can enhance a video ten-fold, once you figure out how to do it. If anything else can be said, I am glad to see that you picked a game that hasn't been covered a million + times now, which is a major issue when it comes to retro style reviews on YouTube. All in all, very good work here, and while some minor things could be fixed, I'd say you have a great understanding of the basics that go into making a review, and what keeps people watching said review to the end. Ultimately you know if people really enjoyed your work, if they watch the whole thing. Even with my own work, plenty of people never actually watch the whole thing. A shame really, but even I needed to learn and improve some stuff before I could get people to watch the WHOLE review, which I swear is the most difficult thing to do when it comes to making any sort of game review video, or a video series.
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I had to try my hand at this, since that theme REALLY DOES go with everything! I'm a huge Trek fan, so did some editing and came up with this one. This ones for you Psycho Gorilla!
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Our next DVD review is on Screwattacks 8-Bit Glory 3 disc set. The first two discs focus on Screwattacks Video Game Vaults, mostly of NES titles, however there's an Arcade and Genesis game thrown in too, as well as a couple others. There's also some Top Tens with new commentary, unfortunately there's no option to listen to the original audio. The third disc is a bunch of bonus video content of the Screwattack crew. This isn't a bad set, but there are a few glaring , the largest being a no "Play All" feature. Which means if you want to watch a lot of the videos, you'll be reaching for your remote every five minutes to change to the next track. A real shame, a play all feature would have helped immensely. Next videos coming up are the June NES and Lesser games of the Month!
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This is a decent one for you guys that want to see the genesis of the Angry Reviewer fad. I'm not a huge fan oif the style but it can be funny from time to time. And this guy is the one that melded production values with decent comedy to make a series thats incredebly successful and still up today
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Hey, there's a seller out there that is making professional end labels for the game carts that don't have end labels, such as the Atari Jaguar, Sega 32X, and Nintendo 64. He can also do game covers and whatnot if you have a custom order situation. You can find him selling over in the Sega-16.com forums, so be sure to check for him there. His user name is MrBigRedDog. Either PM him or look at his thread in Sonics Bazaar subforum. You may also find his stuff for sale occassionally at GameGavel.com, the best auction site for gamers! This video shows you what you get for your money, and beleive me the quality is the best.
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A quick look at the quality of print you get when purchasing a print on demand title from Drive Thru RPG or DMs Guild. I also compare them with a third party mass print book, the Tal Dorei Campaign Settings book.
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Finally, getting another DVD review done. I'll be posting a few more of these in the coming weeks, I got quite a few to catch up on. This DVD set made some steps up from the prior two in my opinion. The packaging was better, and I liked the bonus features quite a bit more this time around. Unfortunately, the price is a bit steep....
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Introducing the NES Game of the Month! Every month I'll be featuring a new NES (as well as Lesser) game of the month for you guys to check out! This month will be Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. This game is very unique, but can be frustrating at times. Its a very linear game, if you try this one bring a FAQ along for those tougher sections. You should try this game though, its a great port of the PC version!
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Doing a quick unboxing of the new Binding of Isaac card game from Edmund McMillan, who created it via Kickstarter over the summer of 2018. Fantastic looking package, and I can't wait for the expansion pack to release for it!
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Introducing the Lesser Game of the Month! Every month will feature what I call a Lesser game, which is a game made for any system OTHER than the NES (check out the playthenes.com forums if you don't know what this means). There will also be an NES Game of the Month as well. This month we will be featuring Dragon Spirit for the Turbografix-16. This game is similar to the NES game of the same name, but features a slightly different level structure, as well as enhanced graphics. This is the version to check out if you want a port of the arcade game. Also, hunt down a Turbografix while you can! These systems are a bit high for a retro system, but it has a great collection of games (also a bit high for retro games, but definately worth the extra bucks you shell out!)
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NESJohnny from the PlayTheNES.com forums wondered how much he could save in packaging materials if he didn't ship games in a bubble wrap or box, but instead just threw some stamps on a cart, wrote an address on it, and shipped it off! It shipped out on 6/24/09, and came to my address on 6/27/09. This is a preview video that was made before the cart came in, I'm working on editing a new video now, this is just a preview for the new video. Stay tuned to this youtube channel for the next vid! Also check out playthenes.com for the coolest retro community on the web! Threads about shipping the cart are below: http://playthenes.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2427 - Pics of the cart at its destination. http://playthenes.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2414 - Discussion of the experiment. http://playthenes.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2360 - The experiment begins
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We're gonna end 2010 with a bang! This is my longest vid yet, close to an hour long, featuring a full playthrough of Plumbers Don't Wear Ties, with me throwing in some commentary to try and cover up for the games lameness. Thanks to all who watch my vids, and hope we all have fun in 2011. Stay tuned for a special announcement about the Action 52 movie at the end of this video
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Here's one thats a little different: a homebrew title, made for Sega CD. Sonic CD uses the game engine of Sonic CD, but made in the same style and feel of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, but heavily enhanced. Multiple characters, new music, redesigned stages, this game has it all. One thing that stands out is the sense of speed, something Sega can't even get right today, but these guys got it on the mark.
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Part 2 of the review of the Wiz focuses on the tons of emulators made for it. Most of these emulators are very reliable, with I'd say close to 98% game compatibility (I have ran into a few games here and there that won't load). If there's a specific game you want me to try, leave a comment on the video, or over at PlayTheNES.com or GameGavel.com forums and I'll post a video of the game and the emulator.
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Finally part 3 of the Dingoo a320 review arrives! This vid will be outdated soon due to the fast changes in Dingux, so keep in mind this video was made with the .25 version. This covers in detail the MAME4ALL program, which I think is the Dingoos killer app, as well as the new Quake port and a classic shooter, Tyrian, as well as quickly touching on the SNES emulator that is much improved from the official firmware version. Not covered due to lack of time but also available are Doom and a crapload of mods for it, a media player, and multiple other games, as well as a few other emulators.
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So for any older viewers I may have, you may remember that in addition to the Action 104 Reviews I would also have a few bonus videos in the series. Here's the first one, a brief history of Active Enterprises, the company that made Action 52 for the NES and contracted the Genesis version to FarSight.
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