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#1409124 Zoast's Covers

Posted by Mike456 on 04 November 2019 - 08:45 PM

"hecka keen" - 2004 me 



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#1406074 hey theshizz, how's your tube?

Posted by Mike456 on 14 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

Sony WEGA Trinitron KV-32FS100!


RGB SCART to Component converter!


Spanking off to beautiful Saturn and Dreamcast games!


Lots of t00b luv

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#1405808 Blasphemous (yet another new SotN-meets Dark Souls game)

Posted by Mike456 on 10 September 2019 - 06:18 PM

Symphony of the Night-meets-Dark Souls games are a dime a dozen these days, but this one really looks like something special from the couple minutes of gameplay footage I've seen so far. Immediately looked more enticing than, like, Death's Gambit for instance. I already have soooo many dang games I need to get to though, just ordered a copy of Bloodstained for $25 last night. Have any of you folks picked Blasphemous up yet?

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#1405160 11:60

Posted by Mike456 on 28 August 2019 - 06:34 PM

"RetroArch now uses AI to translate Japanese to English in emulation.

The internet is all ready buzzing about this information released only 2 days ago. It’s all new technology and is not perfect yet but it’s a bright future for translation on emulation.
RetroArch is a front-end for launching a multiple of emulators.
The latest software update has artificial intelligence to translate Japanese text to English and vice versa.
Video of it in action below;
The LibRetro team responsible for RetroArch showed the translation working with ActRaiser for Super Nintendo.
You can chose voice to read out the text in English. Alternatively, it can create a new dialog box that replaces the original Japanese with English text.
“Welcome to the future,” RetroArch developer Daniel De Matteis wrote in a blog post. “Sometime ago it was proposed that’s Optical Character Recognition and Text-To-Speech services be added to RetroArch.
Now only months later, and here we are, an AI Service up and running.
How does RetroArch AI translation works? Well this feature has two modes. The first is “speech mode.” When you hit the AI-service button, it scans the screen for text, and then it reads that text back to you. This does not interrupt the game instead, the game will simply read the Japanese text in English whenever the AI server returns the translation.
In “image mode,” RetroArch pauses the game. It does this because it is actually creating a new text box filled with translated English to put over the original Japanese text. When you are ready to move on, simply un pause the game and continue playing."

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#1405151 What Saturn games should I get?

Posted by Mike456 on 28 August 2019 - 03:02 PM



Bulk Slash! Kinda like Virtual-On, only your mech can transform into a flight mode and there's animu babes



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#1404936 What Saturn games should I get?

Posted by Mike456 on 24 August 2019 - 08:48 PM

There's an Action Replay like device, though I can't remember what it's called that will let you play imports and burned CDs, I'm going to get one once I have space to set up my systems again.


Pseudo Saturn Kai



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#1404648 Dildos and sex toys

Posted by Mike456 on 20 August 2019 - 07:34 PM


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#1404209 Depression And Other Social Issues

Posted by Mike456 on 10 August 2019 - 07:25 AM

I took a comprehensive psych exam that took 3+ hours a couple months back, the results came back telling me that I have pretty severe ADHD. They gave me an extensive report with all sorts of cool facts about what I excel it/what I struggle with, I even learned that my IQ is apparently 121.


Anyhoo, they've put me on Adderall. I know a lot of people think it's a terribly dangerous slippery slope, but the stuff ANNIHILATES my mental fog/chronic fatigue/social anxiety/anhedonia. It's great! Def makes me very focused and energized, yet very calm and collected at the same time. Very unlike what I'd see at parties in my 20s when people would be abusing the stuff and essentially act like they are on coke for several hours rather than ~30 mins. All these positive effects from the medicine is working wonders for my debilitating anxiety and depression, I would have zero anxiety about going to some East Coast Shizz event if one were to invite me (something that would have been very difficult for me in recent years). Odd how my antidepressants have never really helped me (the two different kinds I've been on over the years), perhaps I don't have an issue with natural low Serotonin but rather with natural low Dopamine!

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#1404206 Castlevania Thread

Posted by Mike456 on 10 August 2019 - 06:19 AM

Has there been any word of an eventual bundle release of the 2 Bloodstained games? I'm holding out for that or an eventual sale, my damn "backlog" is way too big right now. Didn't beat either scenario of RE2 Remake thanks to Sekiro, didn't beat Sekiro thanks to toying with my Raspberry Pi, didn't finish organizing my Pi thanks to my new Saturn! Staggering pile of game shenanigans lined up, right here.

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#1404038 11:60

Posted by Mike456 on 06 August 2019 - 09:52 PM

This describes someone I work with. The thing is, he brags a LOT about his boring interests. Marvel movies, Star Wars, boring bands, Disneyland, times he's won $ on a lottery ticket. And he goes to McDonald's like EVERY DAY. He's nice enough but I haven't seen him like anything but the #1 most popular thing in that category.


The next level: doing all of this ironically and bragging about it as if it were genuine. Or is what I said what you meant? Also, joking about "the next level", relishing in generic stuff while blurring the line between irony/genuine satisfaction can be pretty funny. As long as it's not wayyyyy too far into the irony spectrum. I wear my "guilty" pleasures on my sleeve, haha. But I still get a laugh out of the absurdity of the more uncool ones! All you can do is laugh at yourself when you buy like 3 different flavored Hot Pockets...

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#1404034 11:60

Posted by Mike456 on 06 August 2019 - 09:44 PM

Snappleman summed it up so well, and I already knew what Joe was alluding to before Snaps chimed in. You can smell these " bizarrely 'normal' " people from a mile away, it's not just making assumptions! I try to shred as many pretenses as I possibly can as I get older, but it's undeniable that there's some people who just THRIVE on tha mundane. Robby's outlook on it was very spot-on, cute & optimistic. His observance of sterile rich people homes is also spot-on, my current job involves me seeing ~25 different houses/apartments a day from everywhere on the wealth spectrum & nothing gives me the willies more than the barren rich person houses. They all def gotta have Don Corneo basements

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#1403720 11:60

Posted by Mike456 on 31 July 2019 - 05:33 PM



Took me a while to successfully flash Pseudo Saturn to the Action Replay, it's kinda tough to time properly on model 2 Saturns. I'm so psyched!

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#1403456 11:60

Posted by Mike456 on 26 July 2019 - 11:25 AM



My new baby! My friend originally asked for $50, but I insisted on giving him $80. He is well aware of what it's worth, he was just giving me an amazingly generous homie-deal. He co-owns a barcade and got The Legacy Music Hour to fly out and record a show there (where I met Badds_Party!), such a cool dude.

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#1403372 Who Likes To Take Shits?

Posted by Mike456 on 24 July 2019 - 09:16 PM

I don't make a habit of eavesdropping on folks on the toilet, but I can't help but hear things when using a bathroom with multiple stalls. Lately I've taken notice of some men who appear to use the same bit of paper for multiple passes. Like, the exact sequence I overhear is:




An I being absurd, or is that like super gross? There's no way that doesn't involve smearing poo residue all over otherwise clean regions of butt, right? An I insane?


I've noticed a lot of people farting at urinals lately. It makes me wonder if some people have real poor control of that region, or if lots of people just don't give a fuck haha

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#1403326 My MAGFest 3 Experience

Posted by Mike456 on 23 July 2019 - 09:41 PM


Damn I wish I coulda made it to one of the OG Mags. I love this video documentation!

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