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  Whats going on in NZ politics
Posted by: ████ - 15-07-2018, 05:52 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (3)

Did she pop one out yet? What names do I need to know? Is Gareth Morgan still a thing? Enlighten me

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Rainbow Archer Season 9
Posted by: crispier taco - 11-07-2018, 09:20 PM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - Replies (8)

It's out on Netflix!
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I think they've long given up on continuity or integrity and are now just having a fun romp beating the dead horses of their characters and bringing us all along for the wake/beatdown.

Definitely going to watch it though, slightly drunk already so I think I'll sink a few hours into this tonight for sure

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  GG's Quick Retro Review Thread
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 11-07-2018, 06:05 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (3)

I've made like 4 arcades now, and built so many RetroPie's for myself and mates (which I need to make another thread about). It's become a real hobby putting together machines designed to play older games and it's made me explore many old game consoles and arcade systems.

I'm continually tweaking the games included on the RetroPie systems I make which means I end up testing loads of games as they are added and tweaked. Since I've been playing and enjoying so many, I wanted to make a 'quick review thread' on some of my favorites played.

First up: Donkey Kong '94

Game: Donkey Kong '94
Release: 1994
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer
Platform: Game Boy

The game is called Donkey Kong, but seems to be referred as Donkey Kong '94 to avoid confusion with the 1981 release. Not that Nintendo and their naming conventions make much sense usually.

Anyway I discovered this game when mucking around with Game Boy games that had support for the Super Game Boy, which is a peripheral for playing Game Boy games on your TV using a Super Nintendo. The game has extensive SGB support including almost full colour support and a cool border making it look like the original Donkey Kong arcade. I've been able to emulate SGB on my RetroPie so I've been playing it like this.

At a surface glance, it looks like a straight port of arcade Donkey Kong for Game Boy. The first few levels which are just straight Donkey Kong: climb the ladders and platforms, jump barrels, get to the top, save the lady. Once you do this 3 times, the game changes:

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You kick Donkey Kong's shit, then BAM its time for the Big City baby!

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All the sudden the game is different. It goes way past being a straight Donkey Kong port and reveals itself to be it's own game. It becomes more like a puzzle platformer, and Mario himself becomes more of an acrobat. He is able to handstand and do super jumps, it's great. Every few levels or so you have a boss encounter with Kong and then one at the end of the world you are in. Each subsequent world starts to introduce new puzzle elements like spring jumps and horizontal or vertical platforms you can place, all while keeping the same goal: get to the top.

Right now im in Egypt world I guess:

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And I'm having a blast. Each world is unique enough in design, with it's own enemies and so forth. It's great for pickup and play sessions and each level only takes a minute or two really. I loved it so much I had to own a copy, hence my recent purchase of a Jap copy in my pickups thread.

10/10 do play.

Bonus: here's some gameplay:

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  сүйүктүү кофе
Posted by: tampenthusiast - 10-07-2018, 06:34 PM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - Replies (12)

What is your favorite way to have coffee?
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here the cloud is made of coffee and is enriching the body with the coffee 

I enjoy coffee, preferring it without the milk so to keep it pure and not unclean and mixed with undesirable elements follow here https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/295408056787660765/ and purchase now good value coffee tamp and protect your family from coffee that is not with tamping

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Video Mushroom Wars
Posted by: crispier taco - 09-07-2018, 11:23 PM - Forum: Multiplayer Meet Up - Replies (13)

Let's all play mushroom wars! Here's some unadulterated* footage from a night or two ago:

Turns out, aside from being a real pain in the arse, SilentSun also has an excellent voice for slow-mo

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  FLCL Rewatch Club (gathering interest)
Posted by: Oathy - 09-07-2018, 11:00 PM - Forum: Degenerates - Replies (18)

Yo, if you didn't know the latest FLCL season, FLCL Progressive just finished airing. I watched it as it was airing but I feel like it needs to be experienced in a shorter amount of time, ie: binged.

I thought it would be a good time to rewatch the series including season 1 and wondering if there was any interest from people here.

I see rewatch threads on reddit and thought it could be a cool idea to implement on this forum. We would watch an episode a day and discuss the episodes here. I would make a reaction thread after each episode, but this all relys on commitment from YOU.

If no one else is keen I'll just watch it at my own pace and post a reaction thread of my own for each season.

Let me know what you think and post if you are keen to join. Tentative start date is MONDAY 15TH JULY. Once I get an idea of people interested we can choose a time of day to watch (which will be when the discussion thread goes up).

If this takes off I'm keen to watch some other series with you guys, probably chosen by a poll.

DON'T LET ME DOWN, but if you do.. just know that I am expecting disappointment.


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  Check your alerts stupid
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 09-07-2018, 09:32 PM - Forum: TVGF Discussion - No Replies

I've had a formal complaint today, that the forum stats table didn't show all 5 new posts at once in the shitty political thread going on right now.

To clarify: the stats table will just show if there has been any new posts in a particular thread and not the number of new posts there have been.


You have multiple ways around this however. First you can check the number of unread posts across the entire forum by clicking "View Unread Posts" located just under the search bar in the top right. It will have in brackets the total number of posts you haven't read.

Second, you can use the Alerts function next to your User CP on the top left hand side of the page under the forum logo:

İmage

Click on it to see all alerts for posts and stuff you have been quoted etc.

İmage


Let this be the end of the issue.

Please rate, thumbs up, and subscribe below.

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  Weirdly Polished App for Settling Regional Arguments
Posted by: Kalazarc - 09-07-2018, 06:09 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (1)

Today I found out about this awesome app for NZ regional statistics. It looks real nice and has so many fun statistics!

Great for all those who get into arbitrary arguments about regional politics.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai....mbie.rear

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  Real names, tgread
Posted by: Jargonion - 09-07-2018, 05:26 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (2)

This is stink, too impersonal.

What's your names?

My name is theodore thumbridge./

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  What are you playing right now?
Posted by: crispier taco - 08-07-2018, 08:52 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (18)

Obligatory thread.

What are you currently reading?


I (like most people nowadays) have a decent sized backlog and try to get through it while doing all my other life things.

Currently I am reading:

Kobo: Frostbite:A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead
Non Fiction: Robespierre, Virtue and Terror, (selected texts of Robespierre selected and annotated by Jeam Ducange, translation by John Howe, Introduction by Slavoj Zizek)
Academic: Analytical NMR eedited by L.D.Field and S.Sternhell

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Rainbow Admin GG's Game Pickups Thread
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 07-07-2018, 02:50 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (4)

Admin GG's Game Pickups Thread


A continuation of my old thread: http://thevideogameforum.com/showthread.php?tid=579

A lot has happened in over 2 years, and my collection has changed substantially. I still pickup things regularly enough, so I thought it would be good to keep a post log on my collection happenings.

We'll keep this first post short. My recent pickups from the last couple of weeks are 4 games:
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First is the NES game Super Mario Bros. Technically I already have this one, but as a Mario Bros/Duck Hunter combo. I just wanted the game by itself with the full Mario Bros label to accompany Mario Bros 2 and 3 on the top of my cabinet I a have that houses the rest of my collection (which I will post about at a later date).

Second is Donkey Kong Country for the Gameboy Color. Apparently rare to an extent? A lot of people were after it on Trademe and I managed to pick it for $9 which is more than reasonable.

Third is a Japanese copy of Donkey Kong for Gameboy. This is a fantastic game, and despite being the Japanese version it is all in English. I wanted this game for awhile, but it can be expensive. However someone listed the Japanese version of Trademe for 20$ so I snapped it up. The Jap version has a much 'cleaner' label which I like too (free of the age rating symbol and other things like that the US/Eur version has).

Forth is Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 (a typical mouthful as per Nintendo standards) for Gameboy Advance. Its a port of SMB3 on NES for GBA. I got sent this for free from a collector in Taupo after I sold him an Arcade I made (maybe another thread for the arcades I've made).

So yeah, that's it for this weeks pickups. I'll take some good photos of my cabinet at some point and post them here. I plan to use this thread for all my picks and maybe even modding projects as I come across them.

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Photo Googles DeepDream Generator
Posted by: codercola - 06-07-2018, 11:15 AM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (1)

Googles DeepDream Generator meets My Deep Dreams

So after returning from a recent journey of navigating the psyche, I was trying to think of ways that I could reproduce the visions that were shown to me for my own future reference, because at the time I am always in awe of the beauty in front of me.


**Here is what happened,

I was sat looking out across the ocean, with an old train rolling head on towards me,
Moons filled the sky, lined with plantations of trees,
Cities and lights across the water,
Fantastical castles emerged from the depths of the ocean and extended to the highest heights of the silver skies,
Warriors on horseback uniformly escorted the train at each side as it came head on toward me

**The train represented at the time:

Continuation of self/the soul throughout existential ups and downs
Opportunity, Destiny, The future,
Coming from the direction of the past
The inevitability of change
The uncertainty involved in moving forward anything in life
Etc Etc,


**As the train rolled towards me, I had to make my choice:

* Fail to act and get hit by the train
* Move to the side and let the gold train go by, without knowing what treasure may have been aboard, or where it would have taken me
* ADAPT QUICKLY, AND JUMP ON THAT FUCKING TRAIN AS IT SWEEPS PAST

The latter seems to be the correct choice in order to achieve the most personal growth in life and that was a revelation for me,





***So I found an image of the closest looking train and setting, similar to what I saw that night,

I then run the image through Google DeepDream Generator, and apply an algorithm style that looks similar to the type of visuals I was having at the time.


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In future, I would like to get better at photoshopping or something, so I can add in the extra dimensions of the vision into the back and foregrounds, like the castles, horses, cities etc, weave them into the background, and THEN run it through the DeepDream.

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