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  1. Holy shit somebody's stuck it up on eBay already at a crazy price. Same box, same games, same markings. Seller is from a village down the road from Bristol. It'd would have had a pride of place in my living room. What a twat
  2. Who was the lucky bastard that bought a faulty boxed Neo Geo and 4 boxed carts in Bristol for £40 off facebook? Cause it wasn't me. AAARGH
  3. I've seen them hit 50/60 on Facebook market place. Do not buy one without the tablet is my advice. The games mind are getting pretty hard to find outside of the common popular titles.
  4. Sega Lord X and game sack are some of the best US YouTubers I find.
  5. Well, went to my first boot sale in 4 months. Absolute shambles, nobody distancing, nobody following the one way systems. Organisers did fuck all to enforce things. Had to dive out of the way of people constantly. The R rate and cases being low around here was the only bit of comfort I could take from it. I'll have to see if things improve at other boots I can try.
  6. Still waiting for my locals to reopen (South Wales). Probably be weeks yet, shops aren't even open round here
  7. Thanks, yeah its something I cobbled together out of boredom during lockdown, only thing i really needed was a button layout template. Its my own design otherwise. Everything else was sourced from ebay. Wood was an Oak off-cut I bought off ebay for a tenner as I couldn't get to B&Q. If you just kept it as a Neo Geo stick I reckon it could be done for just over £40. Wood work is easy enough, just a jigsaw and steady hand, sandpaper and some teak oil to finish it. Its cut in such a way so its angled. Holes were drilled in the metal box using a step drill bit. Used some spare screws to assemble it all. I sacrificed a crappy Sega Saturn third party pad (£5) so it now works on both a Saturn and Neo Geo, that honestly took longer to work in along with the wiring. I soldered the cabling over a day or so and terminated them to DB15 and DB9 sockets, then made custom cables for each console. For me at least its worth it, a neo geo stick is about 60/70 maybe in good condition, official Saturn sticks are £50 or so but pretty crap, they don't use microswitches on the buttons and Hori sticks are more expensive again (£70+). I probably spent close to 70/80 quid all in with my custom cables but I've a decent stick I can use on both machines now, maybe more if I hack in a USB encoder for PC use. Still some tweaks left to do. May swap the front row of buttons to the SNK colours as the top row are Saturn only. Neo Geo Extension Cable https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8M-extension-cable-for-Neo-Geo-AES-controller-pad-6ft-lead-wire-ZedLabz/273811367944?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Breakout Board https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DB15-DSUB-15pin-Female-Adapter-RS-232-Breakout-Board-Connector-D8/352193553351?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Stick https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zippyy-Short-Shaft-Ball-Top-Arcade-Joystick-2-4-8-Way-Black-Zippy-MAME-JAMMA/141814044934?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Buttons https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Blue-Leaf-Style-28mm-Round-Convex-Arcade-Buttons-Microswitches-MAME/143255776543?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Project box https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hammond-1411VU-Utility-Metal-Case-305x203x76mm-Aluminium-Natural/132989897759?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  8. Thats the kicker for me. Ive a 21 pin model, plus I like the fact i can stick a 2.5" sata drive in place of an SD Card. Ive a spare 1TB here already and Terraonion already has a good rep for their NEO GEO and PC Engine kit
  9. I'm giving up on buying Saturn games and have bought a MODE. I mean, it costs 180 quid + a decent sized sata drive. Thats the same price as a couple of desirable games for the Saturn but it will play literally everything. I've gone the same route for my Dreamcast with a GDEMU clone and they cost next to nothing. Saturn / Dreamcast cases and pretty much any optical media are ticking time bombs. I've a few mega CD titles that are succumbing to disk rot.
  10. Ive ordered a MODE...wont be telling the missus
  11. Ive a kaico Dreamcast hdmi adaptor. Works great except here's the usual issue with non VGA titles not working. Still, I can live with swapping the cable round for the odd title. I've a GDemu so I can force some of the titles to use VGS anyway. I woundnt touch those pound cables honestly, nothing but issues with the Xbox ones I've tried, jailbars everywhere. Been better off using a ossc and component cables once id softmodded mine and swapped it's region. UK consoles don't do 480p and up. Only 480i RGB over scart. RGB Scart is good enough for most people though.
  12. Good on him for being honest. All the usual faces are out pimping it and taking their cut, it would be weird to have positive reviews across the board. Criticism shouldn't be taken as a negative if there is justification for it. He's had issues with the device he had and from what I've read, he's tried different capture devices to no avail. If it's got flaws, Blaze should fix them. If they can't or won't, then the review and criticism stands in my view
  13. Its made by Blaze, that's all I need to know. They've obviously thrown a lot of marketing money around given how many US retro youtubers have been pimping it.That Gamesack guy seems to be the only US youtuber thats been pretty critical of it so far. Strangely enough, most UK ones have ignored it so far.
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