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    New around here, but had an AES back in the day...

    Hello all!

    Now that my account is activated and I can do something around here thought I should at least say hi.

    I'd originally bought an AES gold system in late '91 when I was 14. Gotta say it took forever to get the $650 together to buy one. I only ever had Fatal Fury & King Of The Monsters for it as new carts back then were $250+. I'd occasionally rent a game when I could make it to a place that rented them in the next town over.

    But sometime in about '93 or '94 I wasn't working for a good while and sold my AES and most every other game stuff I had. And ever since then I've regretted getting rid of the AES more than anything else.

    So, now it feels like it's time to finally get back into a Neo again. While waiting for account activation here I was asking my Neo questions over at Nintendo Age. After a bit of discussion and lack of a decent AES Gold system availability it seemed like a CMVS was the way to go until I came across an AES that fit the condition/price I could live with.

    I loved the AES when I had it. And wanted another just like I had back in the day. But my bonus a week or so back wasn't big enough to pick up a nice complete in box Gold system. And was also having difficulty figuring out if an MVS converter was a decent option paired with a Japanese AES. But in the end I've decided to go with an Omega w/Virtual Memory card for now. Quan got in touch with me over at NA about it and I am just waiting to hear back from him on total shipped for an Omega, component cable, and a few MVS carts he had for sale as well.

    Can't wait to be running a Neo Geo again. Even if for now it's not an AES like I once knew & loved.

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    Cool story, welcome to the boards.

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    Welcome to the forums, nice to see you here at last.

    Don't get banned.

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    Hello...

    Welcome.... play nice... or die...

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    PS. HeavyMachineballs says hello too... he must love you a lot... cuz he nearly got killed for pm'ing me...
    PPS. Please read Sig more carefully next time...

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    Welcome, and man that's a lot of cash to spend on a console for a 14yearold back in 91 . You will love the Omega CMVS. I'm still wanting to get one but can't seem to find the funds lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyXP View Post
    Cool story, welcome to the boards.
    Thanks. For the last 20 years when I've thought about some of my favorite gaming experiences I'm always reminded of the AES I used to own. And constantly regret having sold it. So with the bonus I've started getting at work I figured it's time for round 2 with a Neo. Would really love to go with the AES again. But ouch to the costs. Someday when I've got more easily disposable income...

    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMachineGun View Post
    Welcome to the forums, nice to see you here at last.

    Don't get banned.
    It's nice to be allowed to play with you all at last. I've been told the really long account activation time was most likely to prevent flippers from joining. Which was kinda annoying as I've only sold 1 game in the last 12 years (Battlefield 3, hated it and was never going to touch it again).

    Quote Originally Posted by Rot View Post
    Hello...

    Welcome.... play nice... or die...

    xROTx

    PS. HeavyMachineballs says hello too... he must love you a lot... cuz he nearly got killed for pm'ing me...
    PPS. Please read Sig more carefully next time...
    As I'm super new here I'm going to guess that are yo not only a Mod here, but you're the one that activated my account. If so, thanks! And would also guess that HeavyMachineballs is Guntz over at Nintendo Age. Sorry if he annoyed you. He was being nice enough to try and help my account get activated over here as I'd mentioned I'd been waiting for a while with nothing happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by jesesfbi View Post
    Welcome, and man that's a lot of cash to spend on a console for a 14yearold back in 91 . You will love the Omega CMVS. I'm still wanting to get one but can't seem to find the funds lol.
    Yes sir, it certainly was. I was only making $4.50/hour back then. Took months of working to save it all up. 4 months or so I think. And I was the only kid in school that had one since no one else had a job nor would any of their parents cough up that huge amount of cash for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba966 View Post
    As I'm super new here I'm going to guess that are yo not only a Mod here, but you're the one that activated my account. If so, thanks! And would also guess that HeavyMachineballs is Guntz over at Nintendo Age. Sorry if he annoyed you. He was being nice enough to try and help my account get activated over here as I'd mentioned I'd been waiting for a while with nothing happening.
    Rot is just being funny. Roll with the punches and you'll be fine here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMachineGun View Post
    Rot is just being funny. Roll with the punches and you'll be fine here.
    It's late in the day for me, had to get up at 1AM for work. So didn't even notice he was mocking your username...

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    Welcome to the party . I've heard nothing but good things about the Omega CMVS, so I'm sure you'll be happy with it (plus, it does look a whole lot like an AES if you squint)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viqor View Post
    Welcome to the party . I've heard nothing but good things about the Omega CMVS, so I'm sure you'll be happy with it (plus, it does look a whole lot like an AES if you squint)


    Yeah, I do like how the Omega is modeled to be similar in appearance to an AES. It helps with the nostalgia aspect that I'd be lacking if I went with a different CMVS. As beautiful as an Analogue CMVS is, it just doesn't seem right to be playing Neo Geo on a wooden console to me.

    And I figure if I go CMVS now I'll have a decent collection of MVS carts should the day come around where I'd have room for a 4 slot big red. I came close to buying a 4 slot big red about 10 years ago. But missed out on one and since then haven't had the funds/space, or both to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba966 View Post


    Yeah, I do like how the Omega is modeled to be similar in appearance to an AES. It helps with the nostalgia aspect that I'd be lacking if I went with a different CMVS. As beautiful as an Analogue CMVS is, it just doesn't seem right to be playing Neo Geo on a wooden console to me.

    And I figure if I go CMVS now I'll have a decent collection of MVS carts should the day come around where I'd have room for a 4 slot big red. I came close to buying a 4 slot big red about 10 years ago. But missed out on one and since then haven't had the funds/space, or both to get one.
    I actually have an Analogue CMVS. It's beautifully built, but I totally understand when people say it would be weird for them to have a wooden console . And I'm totally in the same boat about getting a cab: maybe some day, but just not enough space at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viqor View Post
    I actually have an Analogue CMVS. It's beautifully built, but I totally understand when people say it would be weird for them to have a wooden console . And I'm totally in the same boat about getting a cab: maybe some day, but just not enough space at the moment.
    I've done enough wood working to know that from what I can see in the pics the Analogue would be stunning in person. And I suppose that might be part of the reason I prefer an Omega. If I had something like an Analogue I'd want to have made it myself. With wood I selected myself.

    And getting two sticks with an Analogue bumps the price way up there. Not saying they're not worth it. I'd just rather go original style AES sticks on an Omega for a lot less and get a bunch of games to go with. Different strokes for different folks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba966 View Post
    I've done enough wood working to know that from what I can see in the pics the Analogue would be stunning in person. And I suppose that might be part of the reason I prefer an Omega. If I had something like an Analogue I'd want to have made it myself. With wood I selected myself.

    And getting two sticks with an Analogue bumps the price way up there. Not saying they're not worth it. I'd just rather go original style AES sticks on an Omega for a lot less and get a bunch of games to go with. Different strokes for different folks...
    Yeah, even I don't have those sticks. The price is a bit.... Maybe some day. Actually, the only reason I have an Analogue is because I got a pretty good deal on a used one, so it ended up costing me less than a new Omega unit would have.

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    Baseball Stars 2 is prolly the greatest baseball video game ever made. It's super boss.

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    I don't have Baseball Stars 2 yet, nor have I ever played it. So I'll have to figure that one out for myself at a later date. I did used to like Super Baseball 2020 back when it was new.


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    Man, I've been hearing so much good stuff about BS2 that I decided to try and pick it up. Haven't found myself a cart yet though...
    Last game I bought based on suggestions was Neo Turf Masters, haven't been disappointed If you don't have it yet, I highly recommend it. Will add some variety to your collection, something to play in between fighters (besides smups and Driftout ^^).

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    I'm not ruling any MVS games out. Kinda loosely going for a complete licensed MVS set. Just been picking up games cheap when someone has something else I want. That's how I ended up with a couple of soccer games so far. They were $30 or less and were picked up along with other games I did really want. Have been trying to pick up games in batches to save on shipping.

    So while I'm not into golf or golf games I'll be picking Neo Turf Masters at some point. It's higher on my list than Top Players Golf due to all of the good things I hear about it.


    And oddly enough my Viewpoint from Mr. Burton showed up today. I'd heard a doorbell earlier and figured it was just some religious nut again trying to get me to convert to whatever they're pushing. Just now went upstairs and checked the door to see what kinda religious garbage was left at the door. But all I saw was a Priority Mail package on the porch. I didn't know they were delivering mail today. Must be just because of the holiday load they're delivering on a Sunday.

    Gona try and ruin my Christmas now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba966 View Post
    I don't have Baseball Stars 2 yet, nor have I ever played it. So I'll have to figure that one out for myself at a later date. I did used to like Super Baseball 2020 back when it was new.
    The first is good, if you look at it after playing the NES one, you'll really enjoy it. Plus it has all female teams. 2020 I haven't touched it much but heard it had a fantastic single player season. Baseball Stars 2 will blow you away, literally. I'm not joking when I say it's the best baseball game ever, it shines in both 1p and 2p. I don't even like the sport of baseball, that's how great this game is.

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    What was wrong with yours? Leaky caps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rot View Post
    I don't care Sylvie... I'm just bored... amongst other things...

    I don't believe Blubba_Balls necrobumped a thread just to say "I told you so... HEY HEY!!!"

    I hope he hasn't any ongoing deals... just incase i'm in one of my mercurial moods...

    xROTx
    Rot, the whole point of updating my intro thread was me being a bit proud of the fact that I didn't end up a worthless fuckin burnout like you feared might happen. That's it. Sylvie's comment, while not rly having anything to do with what my intentions were was just an amusing post.

    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Hay bubz, I finally got that Duo fixed 100%. Iz awesome!
    Much goos. Took ya a bit to git er done huh? Glad yer happy w/the trade.


    And HMG, I've forgotten all what Gohung said was wrong w/it but it did need a recap at the minimum. It was a Duo that I'd had for I think it was 9 years and had never used it at all. I needed a PS2 for a gift for someone so traded the Duo to Gohung for a nice PS2. I was happy to be rid of a Duo I didn't need, Gohung was happy to git a Duo, and the person I gave the PS2 to was happy they could once again play their favorite PS1 game from childhood. Was goos for all involved.


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    Yeah, the caps were leaking, which I replaced, and I did an rgb mod. It had issues reading disks too and it was beyond my ability and patience at that point, so I finally sent it to chop/jetblue and he fixed her up. Just got it back a couple of weeks ago.

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