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#1
Nice Article on VB at Gizmodo.com
Posted on: 6/10 21:25
Nintendoid!
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https://gizmodo.com/i-miss-the-nintendo-virtual-boy-1843730921
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#2
Re: Hunt for Dragon Hopper?
Posted on: 4/22 4:55
Nintendoid!
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Maybe 15 years ago, there was a claim by someone that they knew the publisher of a gaming magazine who had received a copy of DH in exchange for putting some other Nintendo game on the cover of his mag one month. A few of us got together and pursued that lead - we asked the middleman to talk to the publisher about it. We told him that, given that the game was supposedly on a proto board, it should be copied onto something more stable to preserve it. The offer was made to send him the equipment to make a copy, and let him keep the copy. The priority was just preserving it with no commitment to share it. The response from the middleman was that the owner of the game wasn't interested.

Frankly, I got the impression that the middleman was full of crap - there was no DH. But who knows?
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#3
Re: Evercade
Posted on: 4/19 18:25
Nintendoid!
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I saw an article about this a few weeks ago. Looks good, but I will bet anything that it fails big-time. I would be surprised if they even issue another cart. This type of thing is just too obscure to survive.
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#4
Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/16 13:42
Nintendoid!
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Can anyone explain to me why PCBs have those windows on them? Is there a reason they were designed to be so vulnerable to light?
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#5
Re: Virtual boy repair fraud i lost 487 dollars cause a false police report. (GOOD UNEXPEXTED NEWS)
Posted on: 2/3 23:32
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/10/2
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Quote:

Lester Knight wrote:
I am curious if this story will continue. Paypal siding with you looks good in your behalf. I hope you use that momentum and call a lawyer to go after this person who tried to defraud you.


Great idea in theory, but speaking as a lawyer, totally impractical. He can't personally pursue criminal charges against the guy (that's up to police or some other state entity), he can only file a civil action. But since he got his money back, the courts would say the case is moot.

Now, if ebay wants to file a civil action against the guy, they can - they're the ones who lost money, in the end.
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#6
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 1/28 3:06
Nintendoid!
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Quote:

KR155E wrote:
That was most likely just a regular Mario's Tennis cart with a Blockbuster sticker that had the working title on it. I had one once. Found a photo here: https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=39477#forumpost39477


Thanks! That definitely makes me feel better. I would have been very disappointed to get that in the mail.
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#7
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 1/27 16:15
Nintendoid!
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Ethan.Snyder98 wrote:
Anyone else have a story of a crazy deal in the past they missed out on?


Maybe 7 or 8 years ago (?), before prices skyrocketed, a guy posted a listing on ebay with a VB and "Mario's Dream Tennis." I wrote to say the proper title was Mario's Tennis, and he responded that "this one says Mario's Dream Tennis." For some reason, I didn't follow up and bid. Not sure what I was thinking. Can't even recall if I checked the closing price.
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#8
Re: Rental VHS case
Posted on: 1/25 0:48
Nintendoid!
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Quote:

ArcadeDanger wrote:
Neat find! Blockbuster was such a big part of our lives and that's all gone now...


Not all gone - there's one remaining in Bend, Oregon. 2 in Alaska closed a year or 2 ago, and the last one in Australia closed last March, leaving just the one in Oregon - the only one in the world. But I'm betting they're not still renting VB games!
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#9
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/23 13:58
Nintendoid!
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vuefinder83 wrote:
Perhaps these were intended for the managers of Blockbuster and were not intended to be rented out to the public like the cases with the standard handles that fit the security bar were...🤔

LOL - I think you're way overthinking this! Those may have been a prototype run, or they changed vendors in the middle of production, or they found a bunch of leftover handles somewhere, and decided to use them. I can't imagine anyone at Nintendo or Blockbuster making a conscious decision to make special handles for managers. But I've been wrong before. ;)
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#10
Re: VB Decade Case
Posted on: 1/22 1:18
Nintendoid!
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Well, I don't need one, because my case is still in great shape, but I must say that this is pretty damn impressive. Truly a labor of love. Not cheap, but you can definitely see the work involved. And I'm glad to see it's not an exact replica, because the original should still be distinct.

It's funny that you say the Japan version can hold all 19 Japanese games - it's great that you put the space in there for that, but can you see anyone actually stacking their Gundam, SI, VLab and Insmouse in there? ;)
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