Ahhhahhahhahhaha! – Retro Jonez E.35

We are go into retro collecting prices, collecting, arcades, PC gaming and Oculus!

  • Retro Collecting: Start
  • Arcade Restoration: 28:00
  • Oculus Rift and PC Gaming:51:00

Where to find us

Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/gamingreset
Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/just-press-reset/id662585451?mt=2
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Destiny…why we play – Retro Jonez E.34 PT.2

Today Mike is joined by Mike Miller to discuss Destiny and his most recent article on the site. We may have had a couple drinks.

  • Destyiny Talk: Start
  • Was 2014 really that bad? No: 31:00

Where to find us

Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/gamingreset
Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/just-press-reset/id662585451?mt=2
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This podcast preorder is sold out…SAY WHA! – Retro Jonez E.34 PT.1

Mitch built a new gaming PC, Mike played more Destiny, James Buster Douglas ports on retro and preorders selling out while going to the secondary market at a huge markup.

  • Mitch’s PC Build, Oculus Rift: Start
  • Listen Phone Call, James Buster Douglas Master System: 24:40
  • Preorder sellouts: 35:40

Where to find us

Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/gamingreset
Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/just-press-reset/id662585451?mt=2
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Tron Arcade Upright Restoration – Part 2 of 2

A finished result of a very long and expensive restoration.  One of the best looking machines of all time – TRON!  Was found originally as a Two Tigers conversion in a warehouse about a year ago – was completely stripped and sanded down.  I’m bringing it to SFGE (Southern Fried Gameroom Expo) in 2015, and counting on Tron champion David Cruz to put up some big numbers on it.

Gamers erupt over free legendary weapon in Destiny

This week Bungie thanked Destiny players by doling out millions of free legendary weapons. One character per player account received the gift from a mysterious benefactor at the postmaster. I got a heavy machine gun, which was cool because I haven’t hatched one from an engram to date as a level 28 Titan.

However, not all legendary weapon recipients claim to be so lucky. The Internet is aflame with their cries and criticism toward Bungie for not giving them the right gratis legendary weapon. Some got guns they already had. For Pete’s sake! Others got guns they thought they would never use. Shudder… Others still would rather have received no weapon at all. OK, seriously?

So why do players keep coming back to Destiny despite feeling cheated by sub-par legendary gifts and other flaws of the game? Is it their moral charge to save the world? Are they compelled to rescue the last city of mankind? Do they owe it to themselves to restore peace to the Cosmodrome via endless patrols? Or, is it to zoom off into a gorgeous 1080p sunset adorned in the coolest armor with the most powerful rocket launcher slugged over one shoulder? I’m betting the reason players stick with Destiny (and suffer Bungie’s oh-so-impudent gift giving) is for the glory and prestige of looking like a total bad ass. Anyone who knows anything about the game knows you worked damn hard to fully level that Crota raid gear.

Destiny is a glorified slot-machine journey from one chest to the next. It’s a space cowboy-themed gambling addiction in the living room. It’s about the excitement of the unknown and it’s all about the loot. Will you get Gjallarhorn or the same armor shader you got from the last chest. Will it be the last few ascendant shards you desperately need to level up or simply more ascendant energy you could do without? Destiny has players twitching in anticipation to see what they might get next.

Yes, Destiny has the best first-person shooting mechanics I’ve experienced to date. The satisfying melee, rechargeable grenade and fast-paced movement create FPS nirvana. You’re always on the move and combat in Destiny is more of a dance than anything, a ballet of bullets, explosions and well-timed fists. But I think what keeps players coming back for hundreds of hours is their inability to resist the ever-so-slim chance of getting good loot against all odds of getting more junk.

We, as Destiny players, know what we are signed up for. There have been surprises, disappointments and odd development choices along the way, but at this point day-one devotees understand the tune that Destiny hums. There is no excuse for complaining to strangers on the Internet that your free gift wasn’t the perfect one to advance your character. If you don’t like what you got, dismantle it and be on with your life. It’s a just video game and it’s supposed to be fun. Go make yourself useful grind for some Helium Filaments instead of souring the public image of gamers for all who are proud to call themselves or unwillingly categorized as such.

At the end of the day, Bungie gave loyal fans a free shot at getting something cool and that’s what Destiny is all about.

Where to find us

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Memories and Giveaways – Retro Jonez E.33

This week we start off 2015 with two giveaways, we talk some master system collections, the price charting collecting conundrum and respond to your favorite gaming memories.

  • We Kick off 2015 with two giveaway and talk Sega Master System: Start
  • We discuss your favorite gaming moments: 32:20

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ToysRUs Cancelling Amiibo Orders…Again!

Last week I wrote an article that applauded ToysRUs on how they handled the
accidental canceling of customer Amiibo orders, I was one of those
unfortunate customers. In a nutshel, ToysRus offered those customers the
opportunity to reorder their Amiibos at a discount price of $10.99. This was
a satisfactory solution, and one I was quite happy with, unfortunately that
satisfaction came to a halt this morning.

At 9:47 CT I was greeted with an e-mail fro TRU stating that my order for
Pit and Captain Falcon had been cancelled once again. Thinking this may be
another slip up I called customer service, who confirmed, they had oversold
their quantity and could not fulfill the order. This is extremely
frustrating, especially since this happened once already and they promised
to make good.

[blockquote]We are reaching out today regarding the recent cancellation that
has occurred with your online order(s). Unfortunately, there was a
processing error that caused your order(s) to cancel. Legally, we cannot
reinstate your order(s) however we are working to put a process in place
that will allow you to purchase these items within the week. We will be
reaching out to you as soon as we have specifics and appreciate your
patience and understanding.[/blockquote]

I did receive that follow up e-mail and it stated.

[blockquote]As you may already know, amiibo product is in high demand. To
make sure that we give you the first opportunity to purchase these items
prior to our returning them to our general online inventory for others to
buy, we are providing you with links to each item’s product page. For
technical reasons, these product pages will show the retail price of the
item as being $999.99, but we will provide you with an online only, one-time
use code that, when entered, will adjust the price back to the regular
retail price. In addition, while we initially offered the amiibo items at
$13.99, we’re happy to extend to you a discounted price of $10.99 because of
the inconvenience[/blockquote]

I place my second order 18 minutes after receiving this follow-up email. I
then proceeded to write a complementary article on this website. In
addition I also received my confirmation that linked me to my order status.
Fast forward to Tuesday, December 30, I receive another email from TRU
stating that my items had an unexpected delay in shipping.

[blockquote]We have received your order # 3053116728-0. However, there has
been an unexpected delay in the shipment of the following item(s):
[/blockquote]

For me this wasn’t a problem, delays happen and as long as I am going to
receive the items that I ordered I am a happy customer, even if I had to
replace the order. They seemed so confident that I was going to receive my
shipment they even added the following to the e-mail.

[blockquote]Please note: This is not a cancellation email. Your item(s) will
be shipped once it becomes available. You will receive a shipping
confirmation email with updated tracking information once your item(s) has
shipped. [/blockquote]

Having read that second paragraph I had no worries that I would receive my
shipment. Until I actually received a second cancellation stating that my
order had yet again been cancelled. This time they did not cite a specific
reason.

[blockquote]Thank you for shopping at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com.
Unfortunately, some or all of the items from your order # 3053116728-1 are
currently unavailable. As a result, these item(s) have been deleted from
your order. Here is a review of the item(s) that have been cancelled:
[/blockquote]

I understand that Amiibos are available in limited quantity and are in high
demand, but to cancel my order once, offer me a second chance to order only
to have it cancelled a second time is unacceptable in my opinion. Like most
website cancellations for apologized for the inconvenience and appreciate my
understanding, but in this instance I do not understand. Unfortunately it
seems consumers are out of options this time around. If you are still
trying to hunt down the Pit or Captain Falcon Amiibo it seems that Gamestop
is still receiving limited shipments, or you always have the option of
rewarding resellers by purchasing on Ebay or Amazon.