Another NNC…

By | 2017-05-13

I did pick up a cab a while back ago. It’s a New Net City with a Tekken 6 control panel, side panels are Tekken 5, not really what I wanted but I can always modify it later on.
Monitor got a slight burn in so I can see “insert coin” which hopefully won’t be that bad when a PCB is running, time will tell.

This time I didn’t use a trailer when I went to pick it up, I were told by some people @ArkadTorget that it would fit in a Volvo V70… it did… in pieces!! Not really a big issue, just took 20 minutes to take it apart and it will make it easier when I have to clean and fix everything before assembly.

I did put the cabinet in storage right away and will start work on it later when garage is fixed.

“new cab”

Gill

Xbox 360 super deal! :D

By | 2017-05-09

Picked up some great stuff last weekend. 69 various Xbox 360 games, 2 Bradygames strategy guides, 3 different cables from Monster Cables and a Aten component switch, all this for 50€ is what I call a super deal… That’s less than 1€ per game!! Strategy guides, cables and component switch alone are worth more than 50€.

All games and boxes were in excellent condition. Got some doubles but they will be used for System Link gaming or they will be traded away.

Xbox games and component switch, missing in picture is strategy guides and some cables.

 

 

Gill

Xbox 360 collection started!

By | 2017-05-04

Starting today I will post updates with the games I acquire for my Xbox 360 collection.

I’ve earlier written about my history with Microsoft and Xbox 360. I absolutely love Xbox 360, it got so many great games! I once had about 100 games on physical media for it but none is left… Since I love and miss my Xbox 360 and games I’ve decided to start collecting for it again. I won some auctions for a few games and a used Xbox 360 and what struck me is how cheap everything is. I can probably get a really good start for almost nothing.

 

Gill

Sexy Taito Stools!

By | 2017-04-26

I had no idea that stools could be sexy! Now I know…
Picked these beauties up yesterday at the post office. It’s official Taito stools with a height of 43cm. They will take a lot of sweaty asses when everything is setup.

Taito Stools, 43cm

Gill

Yes Microsoft, Yes Nintendo, you’re idiots!

By | 2017-04-15

Yes Microsoft, Yes Nintendo, you’re idiots!

Dear Microsoft… once upon a time when everyone were happy and RROD were common you had something you called Microsoft Points, points were needed if anyone wanted to buy games on Xbox Marketplace. Later you decided to remove Microsoft Points and at the time I had my 4th or 5th RROD… therefore the points weren’t used and were transformed in my local currency SEK and they were attached to my Microsoft account. Since I didn’t use the currency all my “money” expired and were removed… doh!
Later I decided to get myself a Xbox One, great with backward compatibility and lot of great games to download. Bought myself a prepaid card for 12 months of Xbox Live Gold and a gift card for Xbox Marketplace.

  1. Why do you continue to charge from credit card when a 12-month Xbox Live Gold is activated on my account? I had entered and activated my prepaid subscription but still you charge me a month. It weren’t just a day after activation but more like two weeks after. Now I had to remove my automatic subscription renewal manually.
  2. Why the hell can’t I buy Xbox 360 games with my account currency? This is just stupid, it says it’s currency for Xbox Live Marketplace but it says nowhere it doesn’t work on all games on Xbox Marketplace.
    I wanted to buy a few Xbox 360 games but since I can’t my Xbox Marketplace currency is trash. I will never buy a new release for Xbox One on Marketplace for +100$ (yes, it’s correct, they cost that much in Sweden).

And you Nintendo, you are even worse. Here I buy and support one of your products and I can’t even buy an official extra controller for it before it’s discontinued, great way to support your buyers. If I want to play Ice Climbers with the kids with an official controller I have to buy one from Tradera (Swedish eBay) for 80$ or buy another NES Classic Edition for 200$ from Tradera!
Finding a original controller in stores has been almost impossible since day one. Sure I could go 3rd party, I think I should do the same with all Nintendo equipment in the future… I even think I will stop supporting you at all, I can spend my money at companies that support their released products!

If you read this text, please excuse me and remember that English ain’t my native tongue and that I don’t proofread my texts. Right now I’m slightly annoyed, sick, got a stomach that’s in a world war, missing a controller and I haven’t slept well in a few weeks!

That’s all for now! Take care! Now I need to visit bathroom to end WW3!

 

Gill

Downtime fixed! Silly mistake.

By | 2017-04-14

Had some downtime last two days and I finally found some time to troubleshoot. Troubleshooting went quick… It turned out my Windows Server 2016 Datacenter license key hadn’t been entered after evaluation period ended. It’s always a hassle with product keys and activations when being early trying new Microsoft releases. A few dism-commands and a reboot were all needed, now it will hopefully run for at least a year without any unplanned downtime.

Gill

Metal Slug 5 PCB and SNK vs Capcom SVC CHAOS PCB acquired

By | 2017-04-11

I recently got ownership of two Neo Geo PCB’s, Metal Slug 5 and SNK vs Capcom SVC CHAOS.

These two are a little bit special because the games come in their own PCB, usually Neo Geo games are cartridge based but SNK did release three games as PCB.
I now own two of them, the other game released as PCB were King of Fighters 2003.

 

Neo Geo PCB’s

Will be great to later test these. Metal Slug series is awesome and I really like Metal Slug 5, a lot of people don’t like MS5 but I couldn’t care less. 🙂

SNK vs Capcom SVC CHAOS will be played a bit, can’t say I love this game but it will be perfect to play with my eldest son who really like fighting games. Some day I hope to get a setup for fighting games in HD resolutions.

Gill

TATE @ Steam, v.1.32!

By | 2017-04-07

BULLET SOUL / バレットソウル -弾魂- added!

I liked Bullet Soul on Xbox 360. Haven’t played it much on Steam yet but for 15€ it’s a decent shmup that I think you should add to your game library. Right now it’s 10% off at Steam.

The list, v.1.32!

Gill

Marquee group order from Arcade Otaku.

By | 2017-03-23

Recently I got a few back lit marquees from a group buy on Arcade Otaku. I’ve been waiting with installation because of a roof leak in my garage, this is where most of the arcade stuff are located. I’m currently relocating everything to a temporary storage until roof is fixed or wife buys me a new house but it will certainly take some time.
Tonight when I went out to check the water damages I just had to see one marquee in place so I took 5 minutes to install one.

I took a picture, it doesn’t do the marquee justice at all, marquee actually look superb when lit. Will try and take some proper pictures later, until then this crappy picture will have to suffice.

Marquee in New Net City.

Gill

TATE @ Steam, v.1.31!

By | 2017-03-23

Added Downwell. Downwell now got a proper/fixed TATE and it now work in full screen! Try this game out if you haven’t, it’s not only Aweseome, it’s also only 2.99€!

Note on Ghost Blade HD, I couldn’t get it to run properly on my arcade monitor and I got answer from developer on Twitter (https://twitter.com/HucastGames/status/843789562384207872), they said it only support widescreen aspect ratios. To bad.

The list, v.1.31!

Gill