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  Topic: The Official "I'm going to Japan, help pls" thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:43 am   Subject: The Official "I'm going to Japan, help pls" thread
For what it's worth for other peoples travelling to Nippon, I've been told by someone I've trained with that Suidobashi is the place to go for picking up budo stuff. Will check it out when I'm over th ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:41 am   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
Glad it's not just me then Smile

I guess this is how Xbox users felt when Metro came in then.
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:51 am   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Sounds about right with the slims.

If ever you're curious, just check the power specs on the console (if the PSU is integrated) or the external supply - it'll state the AC input or range, along wit ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:35 am   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
So, anyone else been on their consoles since the PSN Store update hit? It's as though they took Metro and made it even worse if such a thing was humanly possible. Boo.
  Topic: The Official "I'm going to Japan, help pls" thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:13 pm   Subject: The Official "I'm going to Japan, help pls" thread
Nargun's on the ball - iaido swords and sais are fine to be brought in as long as they're on your checked in luggage. I've also confirmed this by contacting Customs and SA Police on the issue and have ...
  Topic: The Official "I'm going to Japan, help pls" thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:57 pm   Subject: The Official "I'm going to Japan, help pls" thread
Forgive me for being a bit lazy and not searching too much, but curious on the idea of bringing back a small sword and/or a pair of sais in Japan. The trip's going to be pretty busy, but we'll be stay ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:25 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
I think I'll play the apathy card and keep it in s-video, as I don't have the time or inclination to build an amp for my PAL and Japanese N64s Very Happy

Besides, my next round of modding is the A2600 Smile
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:23 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
I only played the Leon stage and enjoyed it - didn't bother with the others though Razz

So - is DoA5 out yet? GG failed by playing the game with English voice overs, but apart from that blemish/offen ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:21 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
I enjoyed your tinfoil hat and believe there's something to your discussion. Will await news that suggests otherwise, as the 12gb flash storage + official external HDD makes me put up a big question m ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:46 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Cool Smile

I wonder if you could add an encoder from a donor SNES to a non-RGB N64? That would be pretty awesome and should be possible if the existing hardware is otherwise identical.
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:14 am   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Nice work on the RGB mod! I take it that the mod requires a particular video encoder to pull off the mod, hence the French model?
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:08 am   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
@madchild: So they're combining both of those games together into something a bit more consolidated? Cool Smile

@Stormo: I've played much more of the original than JSRF, and it still played amazingly ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:31 am   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Anywho, have a few more opinions to share - loaded up the RE6 demo on PS3 yesterday, and I think Capcom's finally won me back after all the DLC screw-overs we've had recently. It was genuinely a lot o ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:44 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread


Nice work Smile

In general gaming news, downloaded the trailer off PSN for HD NiGHTS. Looks absolutely magic.

Then to finish up, JSR HD is now available. Played through Gum's tutorial, then wen ...
  Topic: The XBox 360 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:54 pm   Subject: The XBox 360 Thread
+1 on downpour Smile
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:54 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
As I am a Jet-setting Video Game Journalist™, I got a review copy over the weekend.

Your new title has a nice ring to it Smile Courtesy your work at RC?
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:52 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
Just saw the email from Sony. Definitely happy I picked up a slim so I could BYO HDD.

One nice thing I've noticed is that I can stream SD content across the PS3 via my network without network buffe ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:20 am   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Is this the right time to admit I've... Never played through a MGS game? I've watched my brother in law play through a good chunk of MGS3 Subsistence and I picked up the GCN remake of MGS (didn't get ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:16 am   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Madmangohan, if it was possible on this forum software, that reply would have awarded a +1 of some sort for its amazing detail Smile
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:11 am   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
@Mangaman

I am surprised you didnt go for a 1TB HDD.

I recently upgraded mine PS3 Slim to a 1TB HDD because of all the content from PSN+ (eg Dead space 2, etc)

I went for 750gb as the price w ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:05 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
I can take a look at either of my PAL Saturns if that helps? Won't have time to do so until next week though, so if you're after a quick fix maybe try Assembler? Let me know either way and I'll have a ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:56 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
Remember to rescue the HDD for Reporpoising!
or send it to moi!

Don't worry, the HDD has joined my box of SATA and IDE HDDs and is ready for other uses inside my handful of HDD enclosures Smile

I ...
  Topic: The XBox 360 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:52 pm   Subject: The XBox 360 Thread
So... has anyone played Dust? Downloaded the demo, loved it, bought the full game and got an achievement thingie or two. Not sure how long the game lasts, but so far it's pretty awesome Smile
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:51 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Nice Saturn haul there Smile Did you airmail or SAL that lot??

@HD: I tried firing across an email the other week to help with PS2 stuff, but not sure if it got through Sad Let me know and I'll resend. ...
  Topic: Disc or Download?
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:47 pm   Subject: Disc or Download?
I prefer physical media - I hear that iTunes stuff is DRM-free these days, but that taint still has me resisting using it. I'd rather buy the CD and listen to it on my delightful playback combo (Maran ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:40 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
PS3 update - thanks to TS01's advice I went to JB and netted a 160gb slim for... $330 or something, so $20 cheaper than the other places I looked at.

As of tonight, I'm happy to say the transfer of ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:56 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Thanks! Have you done the region-free BIOS mod?

Nah, mine's been region-free thanks to a modchip that was installed over 10 years back. If I pick up another console though (thinking of getting a Ja ...
  Topic: 10 + years
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:53 pm   Subject: 10 + years
Really do miss Shinnanth and Murray.

Yeah, was awesome bantering back/forth with Shin-chan back in the day. Same with Bon.
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:52 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
Last I read if you want to take your system backup and spawn it to another machine you need to connect the old PS3 and new PS3 with a crossover cable for everything to come across. Happy to be proven ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:37 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
4M RAM games are all excellent - Vampire Savior is awesome, and make sure you track down X-Men vs SF, MSH vs SF and Pocket Fighter too Smile

Silhouette Mirage is an amazing game, the Saturn version is ...
  Topic: 10 + years
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:28 pm   Subject: 10 + years
*waves*
  Topic: The XBox 360 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:23 pm   Subject: The XBox 360 Thread
I gave the demo for Blades of Time a whirl and... didn't really think much of it. looking forward to hearing what you think of the full game HD Smile
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:19 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Maybe not in the West. In fact, I wasn't really interested in getting one until recently. What changed my mind? I found out that there's a gazillion Japan-exclusive, beautifully-animated 2D games on t ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:05 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
That's an awesome setup there HD Smile Reminds me I need to get back to you on some stuff. Damn busy-ness and stuff. Will get there at some stage I'm sure!

And there's nothing wrong with a tapedeck ho ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:35 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
PAL SNES and NES uses 9v AC as the input - the 9v AC goes through some additional circuitry to convert it to 9v DC, and the DC goes through a bog standard voltage regulator that breaks it down to +5v ...
  Topic: Year 12 Reseach Project Question
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:36 pm   Subject: Year 12 Reseach Project Question
My view is that violent media does not cause violent behaviour. It may influence a predisposition towards violent behaviour or perhaps act as a catalyst, but is not the underlying cause.

Mental hea ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:32 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
Lols!
  Topic: What's your current desktop image (high bandwidth)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:12 pm   Subject: What's your current desktop image (high bandwidth)
I've just finished playing through the amazing Phantasy Star 2 again, and took some snapshots during my playthrough. The following is my wallpaper:

http://users.on.net/~sean.boden/Dezo-map-small.jp ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:08 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Quotes from inside sources are starting to fuel rumours that Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been quietly cancelled. Wouldn't surprise me if it's true. Square-Enix sucks so very bad these days.

There ...
  Topic: The XBox 360 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:06 pm   Subject: The XBox 360 Thread
I've actually been enjoying playing DoA4 on the XB360 in anticipation for the sequel Smile I think I still like DoA2 on the DC (Japanese release) best, but I've enjoyed DoA4. Especially those speedy load ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:23 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Given its a Suda51 game, aren't you missing the point by only judging the game on its mechanics? Killer 7 was incredibly limited as far as its ability to stick to standard open-world/adventure/action ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:05 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
The rumour-mill suggests that Sega have HD versions of the Yakuza games on the wa as well in prep for Yazuka 5, so there are a couple more games to add to the list Smile

Darksiders never really scream ...
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:59 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
Are you saying that out of principal? Because from what I gathered, region-locking the US version was the only way for a simultaneous release possible, since the Japanese publisher is afraid of revers ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:31 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
I have... Budokai 3 on the PS2, and the first next-gen DBZ game on the PS3, but didn't get any others. I played the demo for Ragin Blast I think, but didn't really like it - I preferred the side-on fi ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:30 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
@FireAza: Pretty sure the genuine EB game with postage came in at under $150, which is cheaper than the nasty bootleg. On the upside, I received an email from NoA overnight with an official letter pro ...
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:32 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
That... is a delightful mod - I will have to do that for my consoles, thanks FireAza!

BTW, in happy news, an official copy of Earthbound arrived for me today Smile

In sad news, PayPal are being a p ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:29 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
NiGHTS > All of thems.

Sorry about the confusion, hopefully that helps clarify things!!!
  Topic: The Playstation 3 Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:43 pm   Subject: The Playstation 3 Thread
The US release of Persona 4 Arena has become the very first PS3 disc game to be region locked.

Words... do not describe the stupidity.

I will officially not be buying the game.
  Topic: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:47 pm   Subject: The Rare/Retro/Devkit video game thread. (for Mangaman)
It translates "hachigane" as "salad bowl" and reverses the "yes" "no" option at one point. Translation fail.

Yes, absolute fail. The same team must have work ...
  Topic: The General Video Game Discussion Thread
Mangaman

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PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:43 pm   Subject: The General Video Game Discussion Thread


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Very Happy
 
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