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Games / Re: Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 27 June, 2017, 11:14:46 am »
I've no idea what the thinking was with the NES Mini. They could still be cranking them out NOW and making a tidy profit on the things. Odd.

In a nutshell;
They didn't realize how popular it would be.
They were busy with the Switch launch.

Games / Re: Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 27 June, 2017, 11:08:43 am »
The Amazon UK pre-order option was mentioned on a few websites yesterday evening James, e.g.; https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/26/15875482/nintendo-snes-classic-mini-console-amazon-uk-preorder-pricing
It was closed by the time I got round to checking.

Nintendo are reportedly manufacturing a significantly higher volume of the SNES Mini's compared to the NES Mini's so there's a chance availability will be more widespread than it currently seems come September.
Could be they realized they shot themselves in the foot by not recognizing the potential demand for this type of console previously (the NES Mini is officially discontinued), and are ready to churn these out.

Games / Re: Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 27 June, 2017, 09:48:40 am »
Apart from the nostalgic and aesthetic appeal they have one other major selling point; they're manufactured by Nintendo.

Games / Re: Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 27 June, 2017, 09:12:45 am »
It's not looking good.

I missed the Amazon UK pre-order window, and Game.co.uk seemed to have crashed last night.
They no longer have pre-orders available either.

I did manage to get a pre-order registered on Smyths.ie last night, but can't recall using Smyths before so don't know if I can trust it will be fulfilled.
Smyths Ireland / UK also no longer have a pre-order option available at the moment, but they were selling it for the cheapest I've seen so far (£70 / €85).

General / Re: The Commissions Thread
« on: 26 June, 2017, 05:59:41 pm »
Great commission Timothy.

Games / Re: Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 26 June, 2017, 05:55:13 pm »
Shame no Chronotrigger though.

As per your recommendation, I've been planning to get that- patiently waiting for the Virtual Console version on the Switch.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 26 June, 2017, 05:52:47 pm »
In my view, the only other genuinely superb Capaldi episode has been Heaven Sent

Still my favorite Capaldi episode, but this week's was a delight.

I copped it was John Simm immediately (because: duh), but probably would have been pleasantly surprised without the pre-spoiler that he was returning.

Geared up for the finale, which must include;
- The actual regeneration (not a cliffhanger til Christmas).
- Missy breaking good.
- The titanium cojones to not hit the reset button for Bill.

Games / Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 26 June, 2017, 05:42:37 pm »
Something else you don't need, but desperately want; http://gizmodo.com/the-super-nintendo-classic-edition-arrives-with-21-game-1796419063

I was lucky enough to get a NES Mini last year, and although it is the embodiment of nostalgia-cool, I will admit I've only played it about 5 times.

Nevertheless, I will try to get this too.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 June, 2017, 04:55:45 pm »
Reading the new Lawless book, I only just realised Kill a Man Jaroo is a pun on Kilimanjaro.

Ah c'mon.
That's Justin Credible.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 22 June, 2017, 01:12:59 pm »
News articles composed of Twitter comments.

When did this become a thing?
Sure, you'd expect it from the gutter press websites, but when you have 'news articles' on RTE.ie simply printing the opinionated tweets of some randomers it's head scratching.
Or am I missing the point- is it the fact that 'Twitter is reacting' to something the actual news?

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go outside and shake my wizened fist at the sky.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 22 June, 2017, 01:09:59 pm »
Which wing is for the Thrill containment storage?

The shed (as I've been informed).

Help! / Re: Galway bound - Hive-mind recommendations?
« on: 22 June, 2017, 01:08:20 pm »
You must try a Galway Hooker too of course.

Help! / Re: Galway bound - Hive-mind recommendations?
« on: 22 June, 2017, 01:06:59 pm »
I can only offer recommendations on food & drink, Ming.
Worth checking the following out;

Kai (http://kaicaferestaurant.com/)

Bierhaus (http://bierhausgalway.com/)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 June, 2017, 11:02:43 am »
Watched Rob Zombie's 31 last night, overall watchable, but it veered from wretchedly derisive to inspired (the inspired bits being the first and last 5 minutes).

Really great final scene, Aerosmith's Dream On was used perfectly.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 21 June, 2017, 10:52:45 am »
It's been a long and very expensive slog for the past year, but the house build has finally started.
It's 51% excitement and 49% pure stress, but damn, I'm enjoying the ride so far.
A great spell of weather means we're ahead of the Death Star on our construction schedule- someone inform Lord Vader.

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