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by Gaijin Punch
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Repros
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: Repros

The PCE Works stuff now has a logo that marks the games as repros, but in the past (it's the same guy who produced the Sapphire and Rockman fakes) there was no logo. Well I guess that's a step in the right direction. Totally basing all of this off of forum posts and whatnot, deception didn't seem l...
by Gaijin Punch
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Repros
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: Repros

Yeah, but that only covers you w/ the people that are on the up and up. Surely some of the repros have been infected the legitimate market as well, and some users are assume they have a legit one when all it is is a copy. It's quite unfortunate that you have to keep an eye out for this shit. I guess...
by Gaijin Punch
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Repros
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Repros

So, perusing around ye old Yahoo Japan Auctions (and Ebay) I've seen a lot of reproductions listed... most auctions list them as repros, so that's not totally shameful I guess. However, it's pretty obvious this is not even gray market. PC-Engine Works has you email them to get a list of their stock ...
by Gaijin Punch
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Crazy Ass Auctions
Replies: 33
Views: 2837

Re: Crazy Ass Auctions

Sealed items are pretty much always ass crazy. Here's some craziness that the video game music community has been talking about: $1500 USD for the Super Donkey Kong 2 (Donkey Kong Country 2) soundtracks. They're not even sealed. And if I remember correctly, it doesn't even have the "mine"...
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Crazy Ass Auctions
Replies: 33
Views: 2837

Crazy Ass Auctions

Let's limit this to auctions with actual bids:

SS Rockman Limited Edition 51,000 yen
by Gaijin Punch
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 586
Views: 210756

Re: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread

Which version are you guys referring to? I've always found the difference between normal and high level play to be mind boggling. There are some cool videos floating about on the interwebs, and one Playstation Magazine from back in the day had an append disc which had some extra stages on it. Always...
by Gaijin Punch
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sharehouses in Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Sharehouses in Japan

I went clubbing. I first shared a place with a friend from University so I got to meet a couple of his friends first, but honestly, we just went to the same clubs and met people. There are other meetups and whatnot as well. Can be tricky but it's not too bad. Also some places on Airbnb work like gue...
by Gaijin Punch
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 586
Views: 210756

Re: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread

Yeah first time for me. Hmm, I don't think replaying the Shenmue games would be worthwhile. I can understand that you would want to freshen up your memory of the story and feel the atmosphere again, but considering they're pretty long, slow (and sometimes quite tedious) games, as well as the fact t...
by Gaijin Punch
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sharehouses in Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Sharehouses in Japan

but I'll have to try out a share house at some point too. Staying in one is like a gaijin rite of passage. I never did. ;) I just checked airbnb. Plenty for under $50 USD per night... and many under $40. If you really want that experience, got for it, but everyone I've heard of is horribly located ...
by Gaijin Punch
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 586
Views: 210756

Re: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread

I guess a bunch of games are like that -- Shenmue (which I recently beat by the way, happy to have picked the Japanese language version which was surprisingly enjoyable and easy to follow) a Was it your first time through? I'm tempted to bust out the DC and play through these two games before Shenm...
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 586
Views: 210756

Re: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread

I've been on an SFC kick these past few weeks. I started with some DoReMi Fantasy, Magical Pop'n, then Demon's Blazon action. All were easy but fun, though Demon's Blazon disappointed me Are these originals? I have recently peaked on YJ and Ebay at some SFC classics. Magical Pop'n... fuck me in the...
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SFC] Actraiser series
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: [SFC] Actraiser series

About how long did these take to clear? Always loved this series, just never gave it much time.
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sharehouses in Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Sharehouses in Japan

What is your budget? I highly recommend Airbnb. I've found some decent places quite cheap. There was one in between Yoyogi Uehara and Komaba Toudaimae I stayed at for some 4000 yen a night or so. It was a humble room w/ a quite shit bed, but it worked for me. Just make sure you book in advance. So m...
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: NHK TV fees
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: NHK TV fees

Technically, as long as the TV has an antenna, you are on the hook to pay. However, there is no legal recourse if you don't. (Japanese honor system). It's a pretty effed up system. They will make tons more money if they just somehow figure out how to deduct it automatically. However, as per before, ...
by Gaijin Punch
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 586
Views: 210756

Re: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread

RadiantSvgun wrote:Popped in Life Force in the cab and went for a 1cc. Had a few deaths, getting old and out of practice sucks.


How long had it been? I find those games are use it or lose it, and by that a break of a few weeks means you're done.
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: What happened to Treasure?
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: What happened to Treasure?

Oh how the mighty have fallen. The topic came up in a thread at Shmups not long ago. Nobody seems to know for sure, but making games they are not.
by Gaijin Punch
Thu May 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SFC] Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman Zero
Replies: 0
Views: 610

[SFC] Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman Zero

Physical Release for SFC

Pretty cool, even though I have no system to play it on.
by Gaijin Punch
Mon May 08, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [ETC] Try Tower Akihabara
Replies: 111
Views: 32340

Re: [ETC] Try Tower Akihabara

Shou probably knows but it's hard to catch him these days. TRY was definitely conveniently located if you hit Akihabara shops. Maybe it's time to embrace Nakano? Not exactly next door to Takadanobaba but not a huge stretch either.
by Gaijin Punch
Mon May 08, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Errors on game entry pages
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Errors on game entry pages

ryu wrote:wow yeah, I've been addressing http://gamengai.com. the www subdomain works fine.


That's obviously turd coding on my part... will fix. ;)
by Gaijin Punch
Sat May 06, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [ETC] Try Tower Akihabara
Replies: 111
Views: 32340

Re: [ETC] Try Tower Akihabara

Where do you live? I was always irked when Mikado moved from Shinjuku to Takadanobaba, but whatever. It's a better space for sure, but it was way further away from me.
by Gaijin Punch
Sat May 06, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Errors on game entry pages
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Errors on game entry pages

Cheers!
By any chance, are you at http://gamengai.com and not http://www.gamengai.com?
I think I will need to address that somehow if so.
by Gaijin Punch
Fri May 05, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Errors on game entry pages
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Errors on game entry pages

Hmm... I don't have a windows box handy. I have an old ass version of Safari which is not working, but latest Chrome and Firefox on my Mac are fine... Chromium on Linux also fine.

Any chance you can check your console for errors? Thanks man!
by Gaijin Punch
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Errors on game entry pages
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Errors on game entry pages

The main site is completely broken for me. If you're working on it anyway it's probably just how it is now and you're aware of it. Reporting just in case. What's the symptom? The menu and the pages therein should be working. The forums keep crashing... quite franky on something that shouldn't even ...
by Gaijin Punch
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Errors on game entry pages
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Errors on game entry pages

Thanks! I'll have some reading to do this weekend. I noticed you changed the format of the URLs, including in the forum (i.e., it's "forum.gamengai.com" now instead of "gamengai.com/forum"). Are you okay with all the broken links this will produce? Think of all the poor people w...
by Gaijin Punch
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Errors on game entry pages
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Errors on game entry pages

Fixed!

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