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gamespite:

nintendroid:

How many of you would like to do your home banking on a Super Nintendo? Well, thanks to TranDirect Holdings you can! Enjoy this promotional video promoting their home banking system cartridge from 1998. 

Watch the video here!

BRB, gonna Game Genie myself up an infinite money code.

oldgamemags:

Electronic Gaming Monthly #76, November 95 - Virtual Boy has gamers seeing red!

Follow oldgamemags on Tumblr for more awesome scans from yesteryear!

"I believe in UFOs—when we find them we’ll use their technology for gaming systems and one thing is for sure: Their technology will be better and cheaper than $179."

Caught up on the last five episodes of Diggin’ in the Carts, the absolutely superb Red Bull Music Academy-sponsored documentary series on the history of Japanese game music in the 80s and 90s, and its interview with Akio Dobashi finally compelled me to check out Lagrange Point, a Japan-only NES RPG that’s set to be finally be getting a translation patch released by Aeon Genesis quite soon, from what I gather.

Anyway, so far the gameplay has been pretty archetypal, but oh my god, that music. I don’t know what possessed Konami to stick a god damn FM synth chip onto an NES cart other than to be extra fancy, but holy shit is it heavenly as someone who grew up on the Genesis. 

This shit’s got texture man and it’s the best. Man oh man oh man. <3

clientsfromhell:

I was making gift cards for a client’s small fundraiser. I made a gift card and emailed it to her; no problem. She replies back saying thanks.

Ten minutes later, I get a call.

Client: Hi, you know I have to print out three gift cards, but you only sent me one.

Me: It’s just the image. You just print out multiple copies.

Client: But there’s only one gift card. I need three of them.

Me: Since the gift cards are all the same, you can just print it out three times.

Client: But I only have ONE gift card. I need THREE of them!

At this point, I just gave up and emailed her again. This time, I reattached the same file (with slightly different names) three times.

She replied to thank me for churning out two more cards so quickly. 

This plot thread would have improved parts of my P4AU review immensely had it been in the game. Alas.

This plot thread would have improved parts of my P4AU review immensely had it been in the game. Alas.

rebelhorizon asked
Hey! I watched part of the stream for a little while (and eventually left bc of the grating and repetitious Tokimeki background music) but I just wanted to say that it was an enjoyable experience to sit through! I'm definitely going to start coming to your streams whenever possible.

That’s very sweet of you to say and I don’t blame you all for jumping ship because of the music! Normally things are a little more happening on the streams I run (read: I’m not going in completely blind), so hopefully things only go up from here! Thanks! :D!

Boy, that was a dating sim, huh?

If there’s ever a next time I stream one that isn’t familiar to me, maybe I’ll actually play it for a few hours so we’re not (hilariously) skipping out on dates and shit on accident because of an ambiguous interface.

Regardless, thank you kindly to all of you who came out and watched. We had some interesting things going on in chat, too, and some Japanese viewers even showed up, so people got to see me stammer my way through a foreign language live on camera with nobody else to talk to in front of me. :D!

Archive is here for now, if you missed it and are curious, although I seem to have hilariously had the last 30 minutes muted because I also played Dracula X for a little bit and apparently that music can trip off alarms. :D! I did record an offline backup, too, thinking I was going to upload this to YouTube and make it a casual series, but… I could do without playing it again, so.

Still want to stream Dream Club and a handful of other dating sims I actually know in the future and those have way more interesting stuff going on by comparison, so hopefully I’ll make time for that eventually! Otherwise… I’ll probably just stream random untranslated RPGs soon or something. I dunno. Not sure, but I like doing this stuff, so there will be more to come either way.

Thanks for watching either way!

pepsimangb:

Not expecting a huge turnout tonight, but I think I’m gonna do another stream on a lark in a little while. Today’s game: Tokimeki Memorial, also known as “That One Konami Game What’s Responsible for the Dating Sim Boom in the 90s.”
I’ve played Love Plus, which is a successor to this series in a lot of ways from my understanding, but I haven’t actually played any Tokimeki Memorial game proper, so this is gonna be a fun blind run where I’m translating by the seat of my pants as I figure out what’s going on right there with you. Maybe it’ll even be a recurring series if people are just that interested in my Waifu Wooing Adventures™.
As you can tell, this game has an anime opening, despite being a lowly PC Engine, SO I HAVE HIGH HOPES.
I’ll throw up a link when it’s prime time!

We&#8217;re about to go live in a few minutes! Feel free to join the chat and enjoy the random filler video I&#8217;m gonna run while I social media up the joint a bit!

pepsimangb:

Not expecting a huge turnout tonight, but I think I’m gonna do another stream on a lark in a little while. Today’s game: Tokimeki Memorial, also known as “That One Konami Game What’s Responsible for the Dating Sim Boom in the 90s.”

I’ve played Love Plus, which is a successor to this series in a lot of ways from my understanding, but I haven’t actually played any Tokimeki Memorial game proper, so this is gonna be a fun blind run where I’m translating by the seat of my pants as I figure out what’s going on right there with you. Maybe it’ll even be a recurring series if people are just that interested in my Waifu Wooing Adventures™.

As you can tell, this game has an anime opening, despite being a lowly PC Engine, SO I HAVE HIGH HOPES.

I’ll throw up a link when it’s prime time!

We’re about to go live in a few minutes! Feel free to join the chat and enjoy the random filler video I’m gonna run while I social media up the joint a bit!

Not expecting a huge turnout tonight, but I think I&#8217;m gonna do another stream on a lark in a little while. Today&#8217;s game: Tokimeki Memorial, also known as &#8220;That One Konami Game What&#8217;s Responsible for the Dating Sim Boom in the 90s.&#8221;
I&#8217;ve played Love Plus, which is a successor to this series in a lot of ways from my understanding, but I haven&#8217;t actually played any Tokimeki Memorial game proper, so this is gonna be a fun blind run where I&#8217;m translating by the seat of my pants as I figure out what&#8217;s going on right there with you. Maybe it&#8217;ll even be a recurring series if people are just that interested in my Waifu Wooing Adventures™.
As you can tell, this game has an anime opening, despite being a lowly PC Engine, SO I HAVE HIGH HOPES.
I&#8217;ll throw up a link when it&#8217;s prime time!

Not expecting a huge turnout tonight, but I think I’m gonna do another stream on a lark in a little while. Today’s game: Tokimeki Memorial, also known as “That One Konami Game What’s Responsible for the Dating Sim Boom in the 90s.”

I’ve played Love Plus, which is a successor to this series in a lot of ways from my understanding, but I haven’t actually played any Tokimeki Memorial game proper, so this is gonna be a fun blind run where I’m translating by the seat of my pants as I figure out what’s going on right there with you. Maybe it’ll even be a recurring series if people are just that interested in my Waifu Wooing Adventures™.

As you can tell, this game has an anime opening, despite being a lowly PC Engine, SO I HAVE HIGH HOPES.

I’ll throw up a link when it’s prime time!