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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » May 29th, 2018, 8:37 am

Oh man, that sucks! I really hope it'll get found and delivered to you somehow... :(

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » May 29th, 2018, 9:29 am

Oh bollocks. Hope this gets resolved, Nick.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Stanshall » May 29th, 2018, 10:32 am

Gutted for you dude :( Hoping it's just got held up by the Bank Holiday.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » May 29th, 2018, 10:36 am

My sister works in lost package investigation for UPS, the most common cause for something like this is a tracking label has fallen off and so it’s sitting on the shelf until someone explicitly goes to look for it.

Stuff actually being stolen is pretty uncommon, despite all the stories you hear. There’s just too much tracking and security camera work going on for it to be worth it.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » May 29th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Cheers everyone, yeah, it's hardly the worst thing in the world that could happen but yeah - it's pretty frustrating.

Flabyo - Yes, that's our hope, is that its as simple as the label has fallen off and it's sitting on a shelf somewhere waiting to be discovered.

If it's not and where I go from there, is an unknown at the moment.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » May 29th, 2018, 12:38 pm

A tip for people that do send valuables through the post that helps, mark up the package in some way, draw something on it with marker pen, anything distinctive really. Take a photo of that before you send it. Having that to give to the people trying to find the thing can be really helpful.

Big companies like Amazon don’t need to bother, they can afford the losses. But it’s why a lot of small companies have distinctive logo stickers etc... on the parcels they send. Much easier to find a lost package in a warehouse if you can say ‘it’s in a black box with a sticker of a cartoon robot on it’.

And of course make sure you’re not being cheap and going for an insurance free delivery option, or one that’s less than the real value of the package.

(Sorry, I get this stuff drilled into me by my sister every time I ask her ‘how’s work?’)

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » May 29th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Flabyo wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 12:38 pm
(Sorry, I get this stuff drilled into me by my sister every time I ask her ‘how’s work?’)
That's actually really useful information, man. I just wrote it down just in case.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » May 29th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Yeah man, good shouts those.

As luck would have it, I'm in the routine of snapping pictures and texting, or DM'ing them before I send stuff off to people, just in case, for these sort of reasons (I won't post it as it's got his name address all over it). I sort of got into the habit of doing this as a proof of postage/destination address thing.

Unfortunately, I don't know if he does anything similar.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Michiel K » May 30th, 2018, 8:32 am

Really hope it gets sorted out for you!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » June 6th, 2018, 12:22 pm

Suits wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 8:26 am
This is probably the most appropriate place to post this.

I’ve recently sent my Mk1 Mega Drive (HD Graphics marked version) and Master System Convertor off to someone well respected and regarded in the community to have a region switch fitted, stereo audio jack moved to the back, capacitors checked, power supply tested and thoroughly cleaned.

The work was completed, photo’s sent, tested – all was top banana, looked really good, so it was sent back.

Anyway – it’s looking more and more likely that Parcel Force have lost it.

The console was posted back guaranteed 24Hours service, on the 18th May.

The parcel tracking number shows that it arrived in their national hub 21st May – where it has since stayed, with no update other than ‘Sorted’.

Forms have been filled out and an enquiry raised by the sender.

Fingers crossed that this gets sorted and it’s just an issue of a label fallen off or whatever it needs to be to be easily resolved.

I’m rather attached to that particular Mega Drive :cry: .

So, randomly, my Mega Drive and Master System Convertor just turned up – HAPPY DAYS

Myself and Simon have been having murders with Parcel Force, no call backs as promised, not responding to emails, as promised.

Then just refusing to acknowledge any sort of responsibility regards loosing track of the parcel at their National Hub.

I’ve looked again at the tracking number and it still dated the 21/05/18 at their National Hub waiting to be sorted.

Don’t care though – I’ve got it back, phew, I’m soooo relieved. I know Simon is going to go full retard on them and never use them again for his services.

I know what I’m doing tonight, I got some ToeJam & Earl to play !!!

Anyway, here she finally is……

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » June 6th, 2018, 12:30 pm

YAY!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » June 6th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Wonderful!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Craig » June 6th, 2018, 1:19 pm

Feel good story of the year!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by DomsBeard » June 6th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Snazzy!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Simonsloth » June 6th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Fantastic. I was rooting for you! Glad it arrived.

My worst courier nightmare was when I expected a boxed Amiga and instead a box load of dental equipment turned up.

I did like the idea of a dentist apologising to his patients for not being able to treat them but offering a game of sensible soccer instead.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Michiel K » June 6th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Suits wrote:
June 6th, 2018, 12:22 pm

So, randomly, my Mega Drive and Master System Convertor just turned up – HAPPY DAYS
HURRAH!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » June 6th, 2018, 10:07 pm

Slightly neater modding job than the one I did on mine :)

(Where I managed to burn myself with the soldering iron, twice)

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Bane76 » June 16th, 2018, 7:06 am

Just recently got my WII to play retro games, am currently playing Street Fighter 2 Turbo, it was better than me Amiga version hahaha....

https://gamers.media/street-fighter-2-t ... 1526695350

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Spacefarer » June 17th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Man, that SF2T box art is awful. Looks like Sagat's got a poorly tummy more than anything. The Japanese know how to do it right....

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Michiel K » June 28th, 2018, 10:48 am

I realised I never did one of these posts for my september 2017 visit to a retro gaming convention. So here then.

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Two Mega Drive classics. Hellfire is a rock hard side scrolling shooter by Toaplan, with an incredibly badass name and Dune II is the Mega Drive version of Westwood's formative realtime strategy game, coded by the same team of developers. It feels oddly at home on the MD, given that this game was influenced so heavily by the Mega Drive exclusive Herzog Zwei, by Tecno Soft.

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Dynamite Deka was another great find. Super cheesy and fun early polygonal beat 'em up by SEGA and from the cover it's not hard to see they went for the Die Hard license (Die Hard Arcade), when bringing it to the west. Tekken 2 is a nostalgic rebuy. Spent so many hours on it on the PlayStation, back in the days.

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I'm an SSX 3 guy, but I've always been interested in Tricky, not in the least as the legendary Rahzel is the commentator / radio DJ in this one.

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Having played through Vesperia last year for the podcast, I could see myself going for more Tales. Symphonia is one of the most well regarded entries in the series and it's not one of those JRPGs that has shot up in value ridiculously.

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Cheat: I got this one very recently, but I didn't want to dedicate a separate post to it. This is one of a small handful of o.g. Xbox games that has really increased in value recently, but I found a DE/FR copy that was much cheaper than the EN versions. Screen text is still English, so that's all good.

So SpikeOut: Battle Street is a sequel to the linked cab beat 'em up arcade game SpikeOut by SEGA, which I've actually seen in the wild - and it was pretty spectacular, with its separate screens for each player, branching paths and multiple direction scrolling. This one still has that typical, delicious, sunny and solid look of SEGA's arcade games around the millennium mark, can be played with 4 players in a LAN setting or with split screens and you can tell the director went on to spearhead the Yakuza series, as the basic feel of that series' combat is definitely here.

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