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1. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 05:33 BST
I've gotten a bunch of emails asking for me to put up some stuff from my collection, not to mention people wanting to know how I got some of this stuff, so I'll use this topic to post a new pic each day along with a bit of history on the stuff.
I bought the Japanese Neo Geo arcade cabinet in 2000 for around $900. After owning the Neo Geo AES home system and getting tired of paying the $300+ for some of the games and then finding out how long the load times were on the CD systems, I decided to bite the bullet and buy an MVS arcade cabinet. The games are cheaper plus you get that authentic arcade experience. I replaced the stock joysticks and buttons with Sanwa JLF sticks and Sanwa OSBF-30 buttons. Worth every penny too. Currently, I have Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Samurai Shodown II, Blazing Star, and Viewpoint in the 4-slot board inside the cabinet.
The Taito Egret II cabinet I bought about a year ago for about $1200 after wanting to own a good shooter cabinet for a long time. You can easily rotate the monitor from vertical to horizontal and back which makes it great for shmups. I also replaced the buttons and stick on this one, but I went with the Seimitsu LS-32 stick due to it being so much better with shmups, but I stuck with those silky smooth Sanwa buttons like the ones on my Neo Geo cabinet. Currently I have Cave's amazing shmup Muchi Muchi Pork in this cabinet.
Edited on Wed 26th August, 2009 @ 05:35 by Corbs
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2. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 05:41 BST
Wow, that's impressive...I don't mean to offend you, but I hope I don't get into games that much. They take too much of my life already (not to mention money ). I'm not big on shmups though, I don't much care for high scores or that extremely high difficulty that comes with them, though they can be fun from time to time.
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3. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 05:42 BST
You'd have to go a long way to offend me. But in reality, after being married this long, you gotta have something to hang on to. Games are as good as anything.
4. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 05:50 BST
You basicly own a store. Really cool. How much do you think you spent on gaming so far?
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5. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:02 BST
How much do you think you spent on gaming so far?
I try not to think about it.
Edited on Wed 26th August, 2009 @ 06:02 by Corbs
6. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:07 BST
@Corbie: That is very true, I'm actually engaged right now, but I have tons of stuff to 'hang' on to. I play guitar, I'm going to university this year, I'm going to be working when I get off for my summer brake, and probably have to do some good old wood splitting on the Christmas break. So, yeah...
7. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:17 BST
Who's the guy playing on the arcade?
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8. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:21 BST
Who do you think?
9. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:24 BST
No way! That can't be you! I always thought you were really a skeleton holding a scythe, but he, you, looks kinda close. Kinda
10. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:27 BST
Awesome arcade cabinets Corbie!
Edited on Wed 26th August, 2009 @ 06:27 by Knux
11. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:29 BST
Now you are one hardcore gamer. I can't really say how many people buy these kind of arcades, other than you.
12. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:31 BST
Oh I have quite a few friends around here that own arcade cabs. My buddy that I work with has 12.
13. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:33 BST
Uhhh, wow. I could never get into arcade games myself, but just imagine the looks on people's faces if I did have some. Are these cabs new or old?
14. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:37 BST
They're both used, but I restored them both. Repainted them, new wiring, new speakers, new coin slots, new sticks and buttons.
15. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:41 BST
Did anything actually work on them?
16. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:42 BST
I used to have an old pin ball machine. I loved that thing.
17. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:44 BST
Yeah they worked fine, I just wanted to fix them up. The only thing the Neo Geo was missing was the MVS Board. The Egret II came fully functional, but the stick was a Sanwa and they don't work real well with shmups. They're better for fighting games.
18. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:46 BST
What interesting hobbies you have, Corbie!
19. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 06:51 BST
How much did you pay for those sticks and buttons? They couldn't have been cheap.
20. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 08:49 BST
Corbie i will have something very special for you my video game collection on the next time i email you and i hope you'll like it its every game i own even ones from my vc and wiiware :3 i hope you'll look at it of course i know it won't beat your stuff never will (but not trying to anyway xD) but anyway its a present from me! And its kinda the only way i can repay you for the copy of SML2 :6 Golden Coins i'll let you know when i'm gonna send them though
Edited on Wed 26th August, 2009 @ 08:52 by Tails
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