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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm 


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After months of wanting the wife and I pulled the trigger on buying the Chilipad.

Pad goes on bed, tubing runs through pad, water runs through tubing. Temp unit (small cube thing) goes next to bed and oyu set the water temp between 55 - 110.

No more waking up cold. No more waking up a sweaty mess. I'm all about a proper nights rest - dark room, earplugs, no blue light prior to bed. This is the icing on the cake though.

Amazing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:56 pm 


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You inviting us over to try it out?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:12 pm 


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Will this event be in the Shmupmeets section, or are invites going on through here?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm 


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Let's shack up, shmupfarm :)


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Were we meant to wait for a formal invite?! :shock:
I'm out front of Stevens place already.
Emptying the RV.

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It's the one with the "White Pride World Wide" bumper sticker.

Good times ahead, boys!
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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 pm 


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have been buying a lot less games, lately, but this thing finally made its way out of customs in a really worryingly smushed up shipping box (the box pictured is almost totally fine, though, and so are its contents).
glad to have it, but man, playing these on a ps4 controller just does not feel good Image

i deliberately went with this over the switch one because its d-pad (even on the pro controller) is even worse (and more uncomfortable on my thumb to use given its position on the controller). as packed as some of the switch and ps4 arcade/etc. compilations are with stuff i want to play, playing them on an lcd screen with a modern controller just doesn't keep me invested. i can play games designed for modern consoles (even retro-esque stuff like assault suit leynos) without much trouble with interface things like general responsiveness and control feel, but when i play retro ports i'm constantly left with it just feeling totally weird.

i guess, perhaps, it's more than just the controller. the input delay of playing on lcd, the visuals clearly being meant for different displays, the generally vastly different interface - i'm constantly guessing if everything is working right and the little bits of tiny offness add up to what feels like an almost dysphoric experience. i start questioning with the often purported authenticity of these ports if i'm just out of my damn mind in how wrong it feels or if maybe i just dislike the game, but the stink of that gaslighting wears off the second i flick the crt on and play anything else on there.

i hate to be one of those "just ain't the damn same" types, but it just ain't the damn same. i feel like i can't put my finger on it, but after this many years of intuition i feel it's more than curmudgeonly stubbornness that makes these things feel so wrong and unpleasant. the experience feels so off i'd rather just not play the games (since i can't get a board & cab to play them As God Intended). there's been some astonishingly good releases of older stuff on compilations the last year or two, but i think i'm done blowing money on these - and good lord is there money to blow with the sheer volume of them & their prices. maybe if avp or something else i'm desperate to play gets a release, but otherwise i'm pretty through.

at least this came with some cool posters & postcards
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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:37 pm 


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Love the 20-sided dices kitten!

I been playing D&D with friends since I was a teen(probably shouldn't be boasting about that...) so it warms my heart to see them shiny and colourful dices

interesting review of the comp too


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm 


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GaijinPunch wrote:
You inviting us over to try it out?


drauch wrote:
Will this event be in the Shmupmeets section, or are invites going on through here?


FinalBaton wrote:
Let's shack up, shmupfarm :)


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Were we meant to wait for a formal invite?! :shock:
I'm out front of Stevens place already.
Emptying the RV.

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It's the one with the "White Pride World Wide" bumper sticker.

Good times ahead, boys!


Hahaha. That turned awesome. In all seriousness - if any of you are ever in this neck of the woods holler. Wouldn't be the first time I met up with a farm person in the city. There would be Retro games, beer, and green (if that's your thing):D
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:03 pm 


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I'll probbably be in NYC some time this year :P


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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm 


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Sounds good.
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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:53 am 


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have been buying a lot less games, lately, but this thing finally made its way out of customs in a really worryingly smushed up shipping box (the box pictured is almost totally fine, though, and so are its contents).
glad to have it, but man, playing these on a ps4 controller just does not feel good Image

i deliberately went with this over the switch one because its d-pad (even on the pro controller) is even worse (and more uncomfortable on my thumb to use given its position on the controller). as packed as some of the switch and ps4 arcade/etc. compilations are with stuff i want to play, playing them on an lcd screen with a modern controller just doesn't keep me invested. i can play games designed for modern consoles (even retro-esque stuff like assault suit leynos) without much trouble with interface things like general responsiveness and control feel, but when i play retro ports i'm constantly left with it just feeling totally weird.

i guess, perhaps, it's more than just the controller. the input delay of playing on lcd, the visuals clearly being meant for different displays, the generally vastly different interface - i'm constantly guessing if everything is working right and the little bits of tiny offness add up to what feels like an almost dysphoric experience. i start questioning with the often purported authenticity of these ports if i'm just out of my damn mind in how wrong it feels or if maybe i just dislike the game, but the stink of that gaslighting wears off the second i flick the crt on and play anything else on there.

i hate to be one of those "just ain't the damn same" types, but it just ain't the damn same. i feel like i can't put my finger on it, but after this many years of intuition i feel it's more than curmudgeonly stubbornness that makes these things feel so wrong and unpleasant. the experience feels so off i'd rather just not play the games (since i can't get a board & cab to play them As God Intended). there's been some astonishingly good releases of older stuff on compilations the last year or two, but i think i'm done blowing money on these - and good lord is there money to blow with the sheer volume of them & their prices. maybe if avp or something else i'm desperate to play gets a release, but otherwise i'm pretty through.

at least this came with some cool posters & postcards


I try my best to emulate that arcade feel with a joystick
And that sure helps bring back the good old days :)

Adding a CRT to the mix is just icing on the cake


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