954 Equivalent Exchange.

Cartoon Network has gotten into this dick habit of releasing little shit sets of shows then releasing the season sets waaaay after that. They tend to make overtures of never releasing season sets too. Why treat your fans like this? Who is making these dicksisions? They need to be stopped. If you want to release seasons in sections that’s fine, but don’t just put a few random episodes on a disc and title it. That’s foul. Nicktoons also tries this shit every so often. To their credit they usually offer sectional seasons AND total season sets. I appreciate this. The Hub is also a repeat offender. They sell multiple part episodes as sets and then put them on the season sets. Which isn’t so bad really, except they sort of lead you to belive that the “movies” won’t be on the season sets. Now that I write it out apparently this kind of dickcraft is rampant, I suspect across all media… It’s doodyballs, and needs to be curbed. Angryface >:|

So my stack of games I want to sell are relatively valuable. At least if the general price varience on ebay is to be believed. Mostly because I kept the boxes and stuff. By themselves the games are nothing special. Except maybe Metal Gear Solid for the Gameboy Color. Even on its own that one prices out fairly well. I’ll probably sell one copy of Final Fantasy for the NES. I just can’t bring myself to sell off both. (I had two so I could have two saves and the second one was $9 clearance) Most of my collection is safe. It’s just the random stuff I want to be rid of. Actually getting them sold is something else altogether… I kept them in nice shape in spite of the titles being kind of manky. I almost sat Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES) in the pile, but couldn’t do it. It is one of the worst games ever made, but my little sister used to play it a lot when we were kids. Mostly she just drove the car around. In fact I don’t think she did anything else. Not that anything else would improve the experience. Driving to the goals was about the only fun part of the game, if memory serves. I beat it one time. The last boss battle is one of the longest there is, and you can fuck it up even if you beat (spoiler) Judge Doom. Of course beating it doesn’t even earn you a memorable ending scene, because I can’t remember it at all. It still works… Maybe I should pop it in…

I actually have a few shitty games because there were no magazines to warn you at the time. There sure as fuck wasn’t an internet. You just had to guess, or get whatever value deal Sears was running for Xmas. Which I suspect is how I ended up with Fester’s Quest. For being a legendary crappy game FQ really isn’t that bad. Especially if you have a rapid fire controller. No, actually, it’s ONLY not so bad if you have a rapid fire controller. Which I did. The Advantage. Fester’s Quest was almost the only game I used it for, because I hate joysticks. I also have Double Dribble presumable because it came in a bundle with a few Konami games, like Castlevania, which doesn’t suck. At least compared to other games of its time. My parent’s were well aware of my indiference towards sports, leading to my bundle game theory. Also I saw the catalog. I actually got pretty good at Double Dribble in spite of not likeing basketball. Just because eventually it was the only thing left to play.

Ultima is in the pile too. One of the most tedious RPGs I have ever played. I have a vague memory of beating it, or seeing it beaten. I have a clear memory of it being fucking terrible. RPGs on the NES were pretty desolate places before the Japanese came in and made some good ones. Ultima two was shit as well, but less so that one. Which isn’t saying much, but there we are. The character creation stuff was neat. then the gameplay arced sharply downhill from there. I still remember how surprised I was when I rented Final Fantasy, knowing it was an RPG, and it didn’t suck. Maybe that’s why I wasn’t much of an action gamer. So many of my early ones were so terrible, so I just stuck with the series that didn’t burn me. XD

I have all the NES Megamans, but 2 is still my favorite. It was the idea of Megaman perfected. Everything after that was just trying to improve on what couldn’t be. X3 At least until X…


What is with Reggie’s nose in the first panel?

Looks like an upshot at the underside of his beak, because of the way his head’s tilted. Rather than give us a money shot of his nostrils, the underside of the nose gets turned into a flat plane.

Reggie’s face in panel 2 says he doesn’t get this yet, but he’s still won Wes’ little competition. He gained a lasting, if not minute amount of respect from the object of his affections. Wes changed nothing, but got a little cheap thrill from ‘rolling on the floor’ with Brooksie.

Actually, I guess in the end, they both got what they were after, I just….agree with…. Reggie’s view more.

I did not just type that. What have you done here, Crave?

To The Hub’s credit, they just released the first season of “Dan VS”. As far as I can tell, it’s complete.

My birthday is just a little over a month off, I’m probably going to grab it with whatever money I get, along with Season 5 of “Dragon Ball” if there’s enough left over.

The only complete season of MLP: FiM (I like it, don’t laugh), as far as I can tell, is only for sale in Australia by an anime distributor. It sucketh royal balls.


there’s your CSI.

almost makes me believe jo knows wes likes her. then again, who couldn’t fall for an adorable ninja like her? (still remembering the scene with nina and jo kissing the hobbit…and picturing it in my mind with him moving out of the way, their lips touching, and them both looking very shocked afterwards)

I hate that Disney doesn’t release shows at all for the most part. They do the seasonal sections but never do the full seasons or do such a limited release that by the time you find out the show exists on DVD you’re having to buy it for 40 bucks on E-Bay. Hell it took another company buying Boy Meets World for the entire series to finally see the light of day.

What I find amazing is that Hasbro can mess up their OWN toy lines.
Coupled with that stupid “friendship express” DVD they released, I think respect for their marketers is scarce.

I think they do that dvd thing for kids/parents. “Kid is whining. Grab a dvd. This one’s only $8. That’ll do. He likes Spiderman.” It’s not for collectors. What galls me is that they don’t realize that adults buy this shit, too.

well, we are the unwanted demographic. We skew their ratings, confuse their sales figures, and make their sponsors cringe. Never mind that we have three to ten times the disposable income and, more importantly, the will to spend it ;)

You are probably right about the DVDs though. Especially if they put different cover art on them – get the parents who aren’t paying attention to double purchase.

Heck yes, parents will buy that multiple times. And, honestly, it doesn’t even really have to be a different cover. I don’t know how many times my boyfriend has tried to buy something we already own.

Hey, it’s a step up from what it used to be, at least. Remember random tapes of random episodes of things? No particular order whatsoever? I remember watching Buffy on vhs and they showed every other episode– even on to be continued ones. So, Angel is suddenly screaming in an alley and soulless and I’m left going, “Hwuh? Did I miss a tape somewhere?”, the XFiles episode #2 is really #7, the only way to watch the first episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog is on a PowerPuff girls vhs tape, etc. As shitty as it is to have to buy things one disc at a time (which I refuse to do…), at least it will never go back to the dark ages of not being able to get things at all…

(With the exception of the first 2 part episode of Rescue Rangers. Why the pilot was not on the dvd collection I don’t know.)

Dude. A girl much smaller than you beat you up and nicked your stuff. I wouldn’t go about BRAGGING about it…

He almost got to touch something that might, in middle school, cause an interested reaction among his then peers.

Closest he’s ever gotten.

Note to Wes: your insecurity is showing. Telling some random fool you got some won’t make you feel like you actually got some. In fact the telling is itself rather telling: if you had gotten some, you’re response would be more dismissive than defensive, so if he’s got half a brain he’ll see right through you, regardless of his own (lack of) experience.

It won’t matter who *thinks* you’re a player if you’re still sitting at home with a bottle of lotion, crying tears of frustration.

Even as the bad-ass conqueror, Jo doesn’t use more than three words in a sentence.

Doesn’t. Have. To.

I favor Megaman 3, just because it pushed the formula and story, and the stages were more interesting (personal taste). 2 was almost as good, (and is more enjoyable in some respects; slightly better music, for one).

And, yeah, Judge Doom is a complete hash of a boss fight. I liked Fester’s Quest though…

Megaman X was beast, I bought it at some point while I had a PS2, and it was one of the first games I got after buying a SNES in… something like 2002?

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