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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3880 on: June 28, 2017, 10:33:06 AM »
I got home at 11:30 last night and my neighbour left all the shit out for the delivery guy to pick up. There was a wrapped pack of 군만두 that he hadn't even touched, perched upon all of his dirty plates.

Free food.


Nice.

 
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3881 on: June 28, 2017, 11:16:58 AM »
I got home at 11:30 last night and my neighbour left all the shit out for the delivery guy to pick up. There was a wrapped pack of 군만두 that he hadn't even touched, perched upon all of his dirty plates.

Free food.


Nice.

 
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This should be in the lifehacks thread.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3882 on: June 28, 2017, 11:33:14 AM »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3883 on: June 28, 2017, 12:09:05 PM »
http://inspirobot.me/

Oh... wow. This is amazing.

Mine is just spewing its political drivel at me. Kinda like half the currently active Waygook threads.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3884 on: June 28, 2017, 12:09:35 PM »
http://inspirobot.me/

Oh... wow. This is amazing.
It truly is. I have spent a portion of my lunch break doing it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3885 on: June 28, 2017, 12:22:59 PM »
RELEASE DATE FOR SNES MINI HAS FINALLY BEEN ANNOUNCED.  I want one so badly.

Here's hoping they actually make ample units this time.  :undecided: Nintendo claims these mini retro consoles are "for the fans" but doesn't seem to care about supply meeting demand...  even though it's easy money for them. 

Man that game lineup looks great though.  It's a pretty super deal considering the old original consoles tend to be sold for upwards of $60~80 these days for the system alone without any guarantee of how much longer it'll actually live. 

Yeah, yeah, there are ways to emulate, I'm well aware, but this is way more my style.  I still have a good handful of SNES game cartridges back home but my console is dead  :sad:  If I can get one of these, I'd be so happy~ I've never camped out in front of a store before, but this is one of the few things for which I would do so without a second thought if I were back home. 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/26/15874154/nintendo-snes-classic-edition-release-date-price-announced

Problem isn't nintendo. It's all the people that are buying as many copies as they can fit in their car so they can sell them for double on Ebay.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3886 on: June 28, 2017, 12:29:34 PM »
RELEASE DATE FOR SNES MINI HAS FINALLY BEEN ANNOUNCED.  I want one so badly.

Here's hoping they actually make ample units this time.  :undecided: Nintendo claims these mini retro consoles are "for the fans" but doesn't seem to care about supply meeting demand...  even though it's easy money for them. 

Man that game lineup looks great though.  It's a pretty super deal considering the old original consoles tend to be sold for upwards of $60~80 these days for the system alone without any guarantee of how much longer it'll actually live. 

Yeah, yeah, there are ways to emulate, I'm well aware, but this is way more my style.  I still have a good handful of SNES game cartridges back home but my console is dead  :sad:  If I can get one of these, I'd be so happy~ I've never camped out in front of a store before, but this is one of the few things for which I would do so without a second thought if I were back home. 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/26/15874154/nintendo-snes-classic-edition-release-date-price-announced

Problem isn't nintendo. It's all the people that are buying as many copies as they can fit in their car so they can sell them for double on Ebay.

The problem is both.  A lot of people made preorders that ended up being canceled because Nintendo decided to stop production. 

Also, there were reportedly only 2.3 million units sold/produced total worldwide.  That's not a big figure at all compared to the average console. 
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3887 on: June 28, 2017, 12:32:29 PM »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3888 on: June 28, 2017, 12:32:54 PM »
Problem isn't nintendo. It's all the people that are buying as many copies as they can fit in their car so they can sell them for double on Ebay.

Well... it didn't help that Nintendo only sold a limited number of them for a limited time. The NES mini classic edition was released and discontinued in the same year. I think it barely lasted even a half-a-year. And the reason given for this, last I read, was because Nintendo wanted its fans to focus on newer products.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3889 on: June 28, 2017, 12:35:19 PM »
Problem isn't nintendo. It's all the people that are buying as many copies as they can fit in their car so they can sell them for double on Ebay.

Well... it didn't help that Nintendo only sold a limited number of them for a limited time. It was released and discontinued in the same year. I think it barely lasted even a half-a-year. And the reason given for this, last I read, was because Nintendo wanted its fans to focus on newer products.

Exactly.  Thank you.  The ebay prices wouldn't be nearly as high if there wasn't such a limited run.  Clearly there was far more demand than supply. 

I edited my last post, but only around 2.3 million units were even made for worldwide distribution. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3890 on: June 28, 2017, 12:41:57 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3891 on: June 28, 2017, 12:59:50 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3892 on: June 28, 2017, 01:17:40 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.


Seems to be that way.  I read that they were apparently surprised by how well the Switch has been selling. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3893 on: June 28, 2017, 01:38:14 PM »
Problem isn't nintendo. It's all the people that are buying as many copies as they can fit in their car so they can sell them for double on Ebay.

Well... it didn't help that Nintendo only sold a limited number of them for a limited time. It was released and discontinued in the same year. I think it barely lasted even a half-a-year. And the reason given for this, last I read, was because Nintendo wanted its fans to focus on newer products.

Exactly.  Thank you.  The ebay prices wouldn't be nearly as high if there wasn't such a limited run.  Clearly there was far more demand than supply. 

I edited my last post, but only around 2.3 million units were even made for worldwide distribution.

Oh wow, that is low. I retract my previous statement. But those ebay people don't help that's for sure. I'll actually be back in the states by the end of Sept. It's tempting to wait in line for one. Then again, I'm in the market for a gaming desktop. Decisions.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3894 on: June 28, 2017, 01:41:56 PM »
Scalpers, man  >:(

I usually avoid stuff like Black Friday sales and the like but I think it'd be fun to camp out for this one, honestly  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3895 on: June 28, 2017, 03:06:31 PM »
My coteacher has some sort of problem with her jaw, and the doctor told her it's because she talks to much. She seemed to accept this news with some skepticism, but I believe it because she never shuts up. Ever. All she does is loudly talk. Why is she so loud? We're all just a few feet away; there's no need to shout. Sometimes I'll go hide in the English classroom during the afternoons just to get away from her endless chatter.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3896 on: June 28, 2017, 03:09:33 PM »
My coteacher has some sort of problem with her jaw, and the doctor told her it's because she talks to much. She seemed to accept this news with some skepticism, but I believe it because she never shuts up. Ever. All she does is loudly talk. Why is she so loud? We're all just a few feet away; there's no need to shout. Sometimes I'll go hide in the English classroom during the afternoons just to get away from her endless chatter.

Sounds compulsive, really.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3897 on: June 28, 2017, 03:47:53 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

yeah they always do this, and it's one of the reasons why i dislike nintendo. there's actually a term for it - artificial scarcity.

basically they're trying to create demand for their products by making them rare.

it's stupid because the demand is already there. just make more of your damn things, Nintendo!

it's almost like they hate money.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3898 on: June 28, 2017, 03:51:42 PM »
http://inspirobot.me/

this is the first one it gave me.  perfect for waygook  :laugh:



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3899 on: June 28, 2017, 04:45:07 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

yeah they always do this, and it's one of the reasons why i dislike nintendo. there's actually a term for it - artificial scarcity.

basically they're trying to create demand for their products by making them rare.

it's stupid because the demand is already there. just make more of your damn things, Nintendo!

it's almost like they hate money.

Nintendo has always done weird stuff but I imagine after the Wii U flopped they were hesitant to mass produce.