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Re: Pat the NES Cunt

Post by Kugelfisch » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:07 pm

Salmonella wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:20 pm
I'd like to know what kind of kickbacks these "investors" are supposed to be getting. These places are notorious for having low profit margins as it is. Now they're saying they're going to have the food and the games cheap. At the very least he's going to have to hire a cook, bartender, and arcade maintenance guy. He's gotta pay rent, insurance, electricity, etc. PLUS he's gotta give kickbacks to his "investors"?
It's just nonsense. The highest profit margin a bar has is on hard liquor. That's already right out the window with a barcade. You can't serve it either because kids won't be allowed into the place or because you don't want fuckers break shit.

You really need a maintenance guy. Pinball machines need constant maintenance. Arcade games not quite as much but they are also more boring and don't really draw much of a crowd these days. You'd likely get the most out of fitan gaem cabs.
As I said, you could make a modest living from a barcade if you're really good. Paying off investors? HA! No chance.
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Re: Pat the NES Cunt

Post by BobbyBoucher » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:43 am

Pat's acting like a shithead again, so it's time for another update of the Consume prodUct Podcast.

Current update is CU Podcoast episodes 213 to 218, plus various live stream in between.

This time around, Pat "Scumbag Writer of the Week" Contri and Ian "Degenerative Disc Disease" Ferguson go berzerk over the Amico, discuss the "murder" of George Floyd, and complain even more about people not wearing masks.

But first, some Pat quickies:
  • Pat said he thinks had the contrivirus and spread it at Portland Retro Game Expo (he said Portland, I think he meant PAX East). Pat the Patient Zero Punk confirmed.
  • Pat basically admitted he bought most of his collection at the bottom of the market, so he's profiting no matter what.
  • For the N64 book, Pat and his writers are going to be using emulators for at least some of the games. They noticed not all games work well with N64 emulator and need additional setup. (Pat the Pirate Punk once considered buying a $6k comic. He could buy an N64 library for that much.)
  • Pat thinks Epic Game Store is actually competition for Steam. (It doesn't even have a shopping cart.) Pat and Ian have claimed free games from it. (Have they bought anything?)
  • October/November will probably be the tenth and final NES marathon. (Great. Can't wait for Pat to make an Amico jab every 15 minutes.)
  • Over the past 12 weeks on Twitch, Pat has used one week to play Clubhouse Games, and the other 11 to watch 80s commercials. (Stream the emulated N64 games you're reviewing, idiot.)
  • "No book takes 30 hours to read." -Pat complaining about game length.
  • Pat now has a soundboard and added some Tommy Tallarico quotes to it.
  • Oh, and Ian has degenerative disc disease. If his therapy/treatment doesn't work, he'll need surgery.

The first hightlight: Amico has job openings, Pat loses his shit.
  • TLDR: Pat and and Ian don't know shit about hardware or software development. Or even the nature of the global manufacturing supply chain.
    • Just like Ian didn't know all current consoles are systems-on-a-chip or Pat didn't know that several consoles have upgradeable RAM.
  • Pat opens by claiming he is trying to be as fair as possible with someone insulting him on Twitter calling them cowards.
    • He then promptly promotes a tumblr "parody" account: https://amicogames.com/
    • There's also a similar account for Atari VCS: https://notmyatari.com/ (This account has even mentioned/messaged the runner of the Amico tumblr. Strange.)
  • They claim Tommy has been throwing shit at them. (I don't know. I don't read Tommy's Twitter. They come off as insane people when they talk about him.)
  • Intellivision had some Indeed openings for product engineers and two week old listings on linkedin for frimware/web developers.
  • Pat uses this to claim the Amico is nowhere near being complete. Uses his knowledge of Chinese book printing to make an argument.
  • Pat/Ian are confident the OS/firmware are in bad shape without any knowledge of what the hell is going on. (The job listings they read note there is a lead engineer already.)
  • They think the entire system needs to be built.
  • Tommy responds on the Atari Age forum says these job listings are for other products. He also says in a video interview that firmware is constantly being updated and that online multiplayer might be an update.
    • During interview, Tommy talks about how J Allard is actually useful during testing phase due to Red Ring of Death experience.
    • He also calls it the "PU" podcast.
    • Tommy calls Pat ignorant and mean-spirited because Pat said "you can do all this stuff remotely" in response to contrivirus lockdowns.
    • Tommy says the contrivirus situation means they might miss launch window, but he's been saying that since March.
    • Masked (for some reason) host even notices Pat is desperate for Coleco Chameleon relevancy.
    • Tommy says he'll be the Coleco Chameleon of YouTubers.
    • Tommy says he'll drive to Pat's place to demonstrate the Amico. "If Pat's afroid of Ferraris, I'll take my wife's truck instead."
    • Near end of interview, Tommy says scamming $1 million from a Kickstarter campaign would be meaningless to him. Also that he and his wife rode horses that day.
  • Pat also reports that he heard a rumor that it contain a $15-20 Banana Pi.
    • (First, reporting on a rumor is dumb and spiteful of him.)
    • (It wasn't clear if he meant the one prototype or if he meant the production run would use $15 Banana Pis.)
      • If it's just the prototype, he has no argument prototype specs can change drastically. There are more expensive development boards out there, in the hundreds of dollars.
      • If it's the production run, Amico's listed specs are 8-core ARM and 2 GB of RAM. Best estimate is the board will cost $40-$50 when 10,000 or more are bought.
      • It might be another reference to the Coleco Chameleon, I don't know.
  • Pat says "we've seen controllers" but not a functioning system/prototype.
    • (9:30 in this video, controller being demonstrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Ij5qFMWuE)
      • That video shows off a physical circuit board and a diagram on the monitor. Actual work is being done.
      • In that same video, some guy says he's working on the low-level (drivers/firmware) WiFi/Bluetooth for the controllers.
      • This video shows a mobile phone contoller rolling dice. It's in a virtualized environment on a laptop, but that's standard development practice. You don't need physical hardware to develop games or even some drivers/firmware.
      • It's been sixth month's since that first video, so it's probably near completion at this point, blowing huge holes in Pat's bitter theory.
  • Pat then asks if the games are going to be physically available or require internet access. (Pat previously said physical media is dying. So what's his point?)
  • Pat and Ian maintain that OS/firmware need to be installed at time of manufacture. (No, they can ship with very basic OS and perform a Day 1 update. Alternatively, package the product in the US/Mexico, and perform an update at that time.)
  • Pat smugly says he's saving copies of the job postings.

A Very Special Segment: The Death of George Floyd plus related segments (Ian: "Shut up wypipo", Pat: "We'll send a message to Trump and the entire Republican Party", also gamers complaining about BLM shitting up their games):
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  • Pat and Ian were cowards. They didn't put this on YouTube, they uploaded it to soundcloud and podbean. (MegaUp link.)
  • Ian - shut up white men and let POC speak.
  • Say 90s covered over racism, but always there.
  • TLDR Racist white man (married to Hmong woman) murdered an innocent good boi who was about to get his GED. (Pat seems to emphasize "murder" slightly whenever he says it.)
  • orange man bad
    • Say Trump responsible because of his conduct and character. Quotes LeBron James that Trump creates an environment where this happens. (Acorn/Black nationalists/SJWs/BLM/whatever have pushed racial grievencies for a couple decades at the very least.)
    • Says that's why you got Charlottesville. (There were Nazi/KKK marches during Clinton's term. There were incidents during both Bushes, Reagan, Carter, everyone. Greensboro massacre was in '79. Forsyth County Marches in '87.)
    • "During the election, we'll send a message to Trump and the entire Republican party."
    • "There's some remorse [by Trump voters] out there even though people don't admit it."
    • (Didn't Trump order in federal investigators at start or at least condemn it? What are they smoking?)
    • "A handful [of Republicans] are speaking up about the President."
    • Cites Obama's message about local elections and who is being elected. (It'll just push cities further left. Didn't like White Flight? Get ready for Yellow, Brown, Red, and Sensible Black Flight.)
    • Pat says to vote for moral character and not politics. "Don't concern yourself with the next Supreme Court appointment."
      • Says we need someone who will unite us in dire times. (This has never fucking happened in the history of the United States.)
  • Ian compares the situation to a frog in boiling water.
    • He's just waking up and realizing everything is going to shit. Seems to instinctively blame Trump and not forces beyond his control.
  • "Warned in November" about Contrivirus, says Pat, complaining that faster reaction could save lives.
    • (Cuomo ordered thousands of infected into nursing homes, spreading the contrivirus.)
    • (Lockdowns were meant to delay spread to save medical resources. A degree of spread was always going to happen.)
  • "Don't forget the name of people who the protests and riots are for," says Ian.
  • "I'm not sure what the answer is for the outsider/provoceuturs coming in and tearing up places. It's difficult to self-police communities if people have weapons." (Antifa might be from the suburbs, but the black looters are all local.)
  • "leave the protesters alone but stop the rioters" (The protesters run interference for the rioters. That's the point.)
  • (I wonder if Pat's one of those idiots who looks to Camden as a model for policing?)
  • (I wrote most of the above in late may.)
    • Since then, there have been numerous murders by BLM/Antifa associates. Including two teens riding in an SUV in the CHAZ/CHOP area.
    • Bunch of statues have been pulled down, including Colombus, Washington, Jefferson, not just Confederates. A monument to a black Civil War regiment was defaced.
    • Toxicology report said Floyd was on multiple drugs. Pat "Listen to Experts" Contri probably won't listen to an expert autopsy report.
    • One cop has filed for dismissal of charges. Some transcripts came out.
    • Pat and Ian continue to retweet stupid shit.
  • Ep 214, gamers complain about the PS5 event/announcment delay due to BLM/Floyd protests.
    • Pat and Ian complain about gamers complaining about Sony delaying PS5.
    • Essentially call these gamers pissbabies.
    • "Don't want to distract people from larger events." (Some people want to be distracted. Following tech/gaming news is a way to do this.)
      • ("The corporate/media class is bending the knee, so you don't get your games.")
    • To justify political talk, pat uses the example of "If aliens were attacking, you expect us not to cover that?" (Is it relevant? How serious a problem is it?)
    • Ian says he hears "don't put politics" in things. "You wouldn't complain about politics if you agreed with them."
      • (Not true. Pro/anti gun/abortion messages don't belong in a Mario game. At all.)
  • ep 214 q&a should video games developers/reviewers stick to brands and avoid politics?
    • Not officially answered, but Pat says "we all realize that's a stupid position."
  • ep 214, Pat brings up GoFundMe for Voltage Video Games that got looted.
    • 8-bit and Up in NYC was looted as well. It was in Not for Resale.
  • ep 215, Pat has a Cameo account. Proceeds for June will be going to the ACLU. (The ACLU thinks the death penalty comes from lynching: http://archive.is/J1Xv0)
more contrivirus shit (Pat threatens to ban anyone who disparages masks):
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  • In a stream, Pat said he was very sick for two weeks in February. Says his mother was also sick.
    • Believes he had contrivirus and may have spread it at a con. (A lot people think they have it. I assume Pat never got tested.)
  • ep 213, q&a will stores reopen with a massive rush/boom?
    • Ian says Luna has done walk-ins since Thursday. (http://archive.is/nx5J1)
    • Ian says society has gotten used to ordering stuff online, so it won't necessarily go back.
    • Pat says he only goes out twice a week other than the gym.
      • Once a week to UPS to mail out Blu-Rays/books.
      • Once a week for grocery shopping.
      • (Reminder: He once said he works out two hours at the gym every day.)
      • (He's a successful Spoony.)
    • Pat says there will no return to normal until a vaccine is developed (which he admits might take more than a year) or a treatment such as Tamiflu.
  • ep 214 q&a do you expect the contrivirus to cause people to sell collections?
    • Ian says no.
    • Ian jabs at people who "think staying indoors for two months is the end of the world."
    • Ian says people with large collections are more financially secure.
    • Pat admits he bought most of his collection "for pennies on the dollar".
      • Bought so long ago he doesn't see the value in it.
      • "Collectors who bought in 2012-13 paid through the nose." says Pat.
    • Switches still sell for a lot.
    • Ian says he's not sure of pricing if contrivirus has a resurgence in a year's time.
    • Pat says when commodities fall in price, they stay down.
    • Their not sure how many retro stores will make it out of this. (Especially those that got looted.)
  • ep 216, Frank came back from camping in Arizona.
    • Pat hasn't personally met with him since a swap meet in February.
    • Ate outdoors at a Denny's.
    • Not dead yet.
  • ep 217, busy days at Luna now that it's re-opened fully.
    • Xbox 360s now sell for $140 instead of $70.
    • Luna, GameStop, and other stores are running out of inventory.
    • Luna ordered 24 PS4 controllers instead of the usual four. People keep asking for them.
    • Ian says part of the problem is that game stores couldn't purchase anything from customers to restock their inventory.
    • (It's almost like letting all stores operate at limited capacity was the right idea, not completely shutting down for over a month.)
  • Pat goes to the San Diego zoo
    • Efforts outside to avoid grouping, but not inside.
    • Problems with masks. 25% had masks on improperly or not on. Pat calls it alarming
    • Pat complains that people don't care. "We're the only country where cases aren't going down." Talks about US still having cases. (Why should anyone care after those stupid riots? Politicians encouraged those.)
    • He grumbled at people.
    • 25% don't wear mask. Older people.
    • Ian has to signal to wear mask to customers.
      • 75% wear improperly.
      • [mask not covering the nose] pat compares it to putting a condom on the tip.
      • ian hands out masks
    • minority ruin it for everyone, says Pat.
  • amc theaters mask policy
    • nolan movie Tenet will be a big hit, says pat.
      • (It'll probably bomb in this situation. Theaters should test the waters by running classic blockbusters like Star Wars, Aliens, and some others.)
      • (Since I wrote this, Tenet's release has been pushed back from July. That'll help, but I don't know how much.)
    • amc said it wouldn't require masks or perform temperature checks
    • amc didn't want to make it political
      • Pat and Ian rail into them, saying the made it political.
      • (Customers will take their masks off to eat popcorn, idiots. The extra salty popcorn will make them coof anyway.)
      • (Shutting down concessions might drive off customers and lower the theater's profitability.)
      • (They admit some other theaters like Regal and Cinemark aren't requiring masks, but attack AMC anyway. That's changed since this segment, though.)
      • (Anti-mask people will just claim a medical excuse like asthma or something for not wearing one.)
    • Ian/Pat says people expect business to do everything for them, but not wear a mask.
      • "What are you doing to keep me safe?" - their version of a coof customer. (Pat demanded a zoo harass people about masks.)
    • Pat complains about Ozarks party incident.
    • Pat says we sometimes need a nanny-state. Says that comes from "Left-wing Pat".
    • Pat/Ian call the lockdown protesters idiots/actors. Talks about them storming the Michigan capitol while armed. (You supported rioters that burned down low-income housing.)
    • Say that companies are catering to a vocal minority. (Happens all the time whether it be SJWs, BLM, or religious groups.)
    • Ian is very angry companies are catering to dumb vocal minority.
    • pat: "the people that are either paid actors or crazy enough to storm the michigain state capitol building with guns.
    • Ian: "Let them go as customers."
    • Pat says he wouldn't go to AMC if they didn't require masks.
    • Ian: "You gained 50 people, but lost thousands."
    • Pat says there was a similar outcry in '80s when seatbelts were required. (Difference is people might be immune.)
    • Pat: "You give up certain rights for certain privileges in a law abiding society. That's the social contract." (You give up the right to peaceably assemble when someone throws a brick.)
  • ep 218 intro, On infection rates, Pat says California was fine until May. (What happened in May...?)
    • (The rioters/"protesters" who were arrested were put in group holding cells with shared toilet and water fountain. A perfect place to spread the virus.)
      • And protesters/rioters were hitching rides. Not to mention sharing water bottles and food of unknown origin.
    • (I don't think Redbox shut down during this period, so it is potentially a vector for spread.)
  • ep 218, wwe's contrivirus response
    • Repeat claim that Linda McMahon bribed Florida governor. (It was a election campaign ad buy.)
    • Call Florida governor an idiot for reopening too early.
    • Ian says California's governor is also dumb.
    • They say WWE isn't doing testing. They say temperature check isn't good enough because people asymptomatic.
      • (Unless something's changed, the contrivius test involves shoving a q-tip deep into your nose.)
        • If you're not infected, you get to do the test each time you think you're infected.
        • And the testing isn't 100% accurate.
    • They say Trump's a baby for not wearing a mask in public.
    • Someone asked them to stop talking about masks. Say they'll ban people on YouTube if they complain about masks in comments.
  • Pat said a couple times the administration was warned in November about the contrivirus.
consume product (Marvel, DC, Disney, Star Wars shit; collecting comics/crap):
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  • Ep 213, Snyder cut.
    • Cost $30 million.
    • Pat goes over the failings of the DCEU. Batman v. Superman sucking, Birds of Prey failing. (I haven't been impressed with the MCU. Endgame is a 6.5/10.)
    • Pat/Ian says Zack Snyder is all visuals, no substance.
    • Pat says a cinematic universe needs some substance. (MCU doesn't have any.)
    • Pat asks who approved the budget for a 4 hour movie. (It was originally supposed to be two movies.)
    • (With all this MCU/DCEU shit, they never talk about Joker. I mean ever. You'd think it'd be worth discussing. It's an actual movie.)
  • Empire Strikes Back 40th
    • "Only one of the original trilogy that was serious drama film," says Pat. "Super artistic."
    • Lawrence Kasdan is brilliant says Pat. (He helped write The Force Awakens, one of the worst movies ever created.)
  • Uncle Jimmy's baseball card collection
    • Some guy died and left a baseball card collection to his nieces and nephews.
    • Pat says "he left them to his kids" despite having never married.
    • Pat and Ian lovingly go over some of the cards.
    • Pat's Uncle Jimmy is holding some comics for him.
      • Spiderman comics where osborne revealed as Green Goblin. Grade 7 or 8, he says.
        • fantastic four: 42 to 70
        • spiderman 32 to 58
        • Says there's about 120 comic. (I'd guess they could be worth over $10k.)
        • (Pat salivates when talking about value of these. Some of the issues are worth several hundred or around $1k for a grade 8.)
      • Pat's father says he has a share of those. (Probably, if he bought them.)
  • ep 217, dceu update ["don't consoom product" - Pat]
    • Pat asks if Henry Cavill is still Superman.
    • TLDR Flashpoint movie is set to reset the cinematic universe. Michael Keaton may comeback as an older Batman.
    • They actually mention the Joker movie for once, say it might be integrated into Flashpoint.
    • Pat says they should do a live-action version of Batman TAS.
    • Ian says Keaton is getting too old. Would have preferred him in a Dark Knight adaptation.
more drama (Amico/Tallarico, VCS, other YouTubers, etc.):
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  • [Pat continues random jabs at the amico during livestreams and other segments (some are in the gaming category).]
  • atari pi kit from microcenter
    • Pat has never heard of Micro Center.
    • Ian complains that the most notable Atari games don't use a D-pad, the use a spinner or other special controller.
    • Ian reads the name on the controller and thinks that company made this product.
    • Pat acts offended and thinks Atari is supporting/enabling pirating by supplying a 32 GB SD card for 100 games that take up only 1 MB of space.
      • Ian wisely says it was probably just the most common type of SD card.
      • (Because it actually costs more money to make smaller ones. SD card is also Micro Center branded.)
  • Atari doesn't show up to court.
    • They rag on Atari more.
    • Pat says Delaware LLCs are a lot cheaper than California ones.
    • Pat says it's insane to not show up to court. Says better to settle for $200k. (What I learned from the Vic case, default damages can be contested. Atari might be waiting for that.)
    • (I read a YouTube comment that said Rob Wyatt was injured in a skydiving accident and that's in part why the VCS was delayed.)
      • Atari even blogged about it: http://archive.is/02Lg0#selection-357.16-357.35
        • It also says: "Apps will need to be written for our platform, the way they render to the screen will be different to normal Linux but that’s all low level details and apps."
        • That's a horrible idea. There games/apps already written for Linux as-is. That's how Steam functions on it.
        • If this was Rob Wyatt's plan, he should've been fired.
      • It actually seems like a serious accident that involved surgery and probably months of recovery.
      • He quit (or was fired) at some point and SurfaceInk took over. It does have a history of working on projects such as Ouya and the RROD 360.
    • (I'm still not entirely sure what Tin Giant/Rob Wyatt was responsible for. Everything should be off the shelf except for the user interface.)
    • "Holy shit. What a joke," says Pat.
      • Exasperated that companies are making shit products. This and Game Gear Micro.
      • Says to buy a Raspberry Pi rather than a VCS.
    • Kieran (Register reporter) just says Pat stuff about default judgement being bad.
  • ep 214 vcs update
    • Pat and Ian say they shouldn't remind people it's overdue.
    • Or that manufacturing is a bit bumpy.
  • ep 216, they discuss red lobster
    • ian hates it. Would rather go the cheapest buffet than Red Lobster.
    • pat explains sunk cost fallacy
      • "throwing good money after bad"
      • brings up amico - "perhaps you've spent millions on a new game console company"
      • (Pat is somehow worse than the quartering. The Quartering spews shit for money, Pat does it because he is bitter old man.)
  • end of ep 217, Pat has a soundboard.
    • It has four quotes by Tommy Tallarico, but he used only one that episode.
    • (Pat is a sick individual.)
  • Guinness reinstates Billy Mitchell
    • (Pat did predict this back when the lawsuits were first announced.)
    • Guinness holds world record for guzzling piss, says Ian.
    • They say the world records are bought.
    • Guinness said it was impossible to put an "emulsion" board in an arcade machine. (Guinness doesn't give a shit and auto-correct turned emulator into emulsion.)
      • Pat and Ian tear this apart, but they sound like complete fags when doing so.
    • Pat says Guinness makes money off self-aggrandizing people who want plaques to themselves.
      • Including "someone who makes their own game console." (Amico again.)
    • ripley's believe it or not is better than Guinness, says Pat.
    • Walter Day carries water for Billy Mitchell, says Pat.
    • Pat says this won't affect the court cases. (It won't, but neither does it affect Pat's status as a fag.)
actual gaming topics:
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  • Clubhouse Games coming
    • Pat says it'll sell 5-10 million copies.
    • Ian, in a fit of depression, says the game is like life: repeatedly doing something until you die.
  • g2a refunds fradulent transaction to developer
    • TLDR 10x the amount.
    • During Ian's explanation of credit card fraud, he says that the transaction is cancelled, but the criminal keeps the keys. (Keys can be revoked. Steam accounts that activate them could potentially be banned.)
    • Ian says the only way G2A makes money is scumminess (selling review codes) or via fraud (credit card fraud). "There's no other way to source discount keys." (Steam generates keys for independent sale.)
    • They then admit Humble Bundle can offer keys by working directly with developers. Ian meant third party acquisition. (A French court case might force reselling of digital games.)
    • Pat then says by paying for a monthly Humble Bundle subscription, you get games for free.
  • days of thunder dumped. (They read article from Ars Technica and pretend to be experts.)
  • Take 2 shits on Stadia
    • Ian admits he lost the bet. Thought it would close by June.
    • Pat says if you have the Internet connection to support this, you don't need Stadia. (Some countries have cheaper unlimited ISP plans, so this is viable there.)
    • Pat says there might be low-income areas with free Google Fiber. (The free tier was 5 Mbps download, 1 Mbps up. $300 for installation.)
    • Pat pays over $100/month for his fiber optic service. Says cheaper plans won't be good for it.
    • Pat thinks $20 and $30 ISP plans exist. (Maybe in apartments.)
  • q&a Does Ian recommend working in a video game store.
    • Ian says no.
    • Ian says you'll get all types of people into video games, not just people who are similar to you or agree with you. "Which we've seen over the last few years."
    • Pat's ex (Denise) liked videogames, family had a Colecovision and Nintendo, but didn't give a shit about Pat's retro game collection.
      • Pat says most sane people shouldn't.
    • Pat says divorce rate is high because people are pairing based on hobbies/interests, not morals, inspirations, lifestyle. (Pat is an unmarried 40 year old man surrounding himself with toys from his childhood.)
    • Pat worked at Suncoast Video. It sucked.
  • ep 215, Clubhouse games review/reaction.
    • Pat says it's game of the year. (I think this is the only 2020 game he's played.)
    • Physically got it from Target.
    • Pat likes that unlike the Amico, the games all look like they are part of the same universe.
    • Pat says the chess AI is horrible.
    • Pat says Texas Hold 'em is gimped with limited raises, so no risk.
    • Ian worked at a country club, would play backgammon with the female bartender he hated.
    • Pat says it's a good buy at $40. Says 1-2-3 Switch shouldn't have been priced at $60.
  • GameStop update
    • GameStop lost upwards of $180 million during the contrivirus quarter.
    • Ian says GameStop is buying 360s for a cent, but selling for $80. No cash.
    • Pat predicts they'll be dead within the year.
    • A new console launch probably isn't going to help them, says Ian.
    • Pat says Amico preorders won't help them.
  • Sega Game Gear Micro
    • Ian always wanted to get into the Game Gear library, but never gave it enough attention. (Buy a handheld GBA clone that runs emulators.)
    • Ian says this would work if any one condition were met:
      • 1. Remains the same size, but includes 40 games.
      • 2. Increased size, but 20-30 games.
      • 3. It remains the same size and game count, but is half price.
    • Pat is perplexed by it and wonders if it will remain Japan only that Sega fanboys buy up.
    • Pat mentions Nintendo LCD keychain games from 20 years ago.
    • Ian mentions Sega Fog, but doesn't talk about it. (Arcade cloud gaming could work, in Japan.)
    • "They've found a retro Twilight Zone of Nothingness." Says Pat.
  • sim refinery
    • Ian says it was Resetera that had disks. Corrects himself later and says it was Ars Technica that had a forum user with a disk.
    • (I'd like to note LGR's side channel video on this got 156k views, about the same as an entire CU podcast episode. LGR's sandwich side channel gets more views than Pat.)
  • Pat ordered TG-16 mini from a dropshipper on Amazon Japan.
    • Three weeks later it comes out in the US for $100. Lost $60 on it.
    • Was announced for Japan, but came out sooner than he expected in the US.
    • Says "that's on me."
  • q&a what game/series have you spent the most time on?
    • Ian played 2-300 hours of No Man's Sky.
      • Mario Kart 8: 150-200 hours. Play 10-15 hours every 3 months. Pat put about 100 hours into it.
      • Ian has a couple hundred in each Fire Pro. Pat played them as well, but emulated them.
    • Pat played 3-400 hours in Civ 2. Unreal Tournament might have been more.
  • ep 216, ps5 announcement stuff.
    • Ian looking forward to some of the games.
    • Ian bought three Gran Turismos to realize he didn't like the extreme realism.
    • Pat wants a PS5 to play the Stray cat game. (Game just called Stray. Coming to PS4 and Windows as well, so not an exclusive.)
    • Pat says they used to play Little Big Planet with a sociopath they knew. (ProJared)
    • Pat hasn't played many Resident Evils, did play RE4 on Wii.
    • Ian expected two versions: One with more backwards compatibility (with the PS3, I guess) and another with less.
    • Ian thinks the digital-only model should be $100 less the disc-based on.
      • Says disc drives cost nothing. (So the savings are small.)
      • Pat says $50 cut is likely.
      • (I hear the digital version is meant for overseas where piracy may be more common.)
    • They talk about potential price.
      • Ian leans toward $600.
      • Pat works in another jab at the Amico. "Raising price by $70 to get an extra controller."
      • Pat says a high price makes it hard to scalp.
  • 1 up arcades
    • pat assumes they sell well
    • Pat wants to make an arcade room after selling some of his collection. (If he bought a larger house, this wouldn't be a problem.)
  • 3dsen on Steam
    • Pat doesn't understand how swaying curtains in Castlevania are programmed into the game.
    • (I think it would be simply enough to just replace the sprite graphics. Each object is usually a seperate file, just load in something else.)
      • If he's confused that only certain curtains sway, then that's just some customization.
      • footage with curtains, 1:10 in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mojf5OG1_NA
      • If Pat wanted something difficult, it would be to make a 2d platformer to move in three dimensions.
  • Star Wars Squadrons
    • Pat upset about alternating factions during the campaign.
    • pat upset about boosting craft stats. Doesn't want A-Wings as tough as B-wings.
  • ep 216, scumbag seller: craigslist housecall to set up emulators
    • pat says it's dangerous.
    • Last craiglists deal pat did was 2009: Met in parking lot of Jamba Juice, got a deal on boxed NES and GameBoy games.
    • Pat glad he bought a USB-to-N64 adapter since price went up.
    • Pat notices gaming accessories cost more. Ian says everythings gone up. (Even cheap shitty clone controllers have increased in price.)
    • Pat says his N64 book writing team has noticed not all games work well with N64 emulators and need additional work to setup.
      • (Writing a guidebook and app about collecting games, but doesn't actually own the games.)
        • At least use a Flash Cart to guarantee accuracy.
        • Pat "scumbag writer of the week" Contri
  • ep 217, pokemon snap 2
    • Ian is very excited. Original game is 21 years old.
    • Pat says it'll be in the N64 guidebook.
    • Pat inserts audio of Tommy Tallarico trashing Nintendo for violent/sexual games.
  • gaming metoo
    • TLDR Twitch streamers and Wrestlers are getting MeToo'd.
    • Pat brings up ProJared again.
    • They say it can be wrong to fuck your fanbase. (Musicians do it. Brad Jones married his way younger fan Laura.)
    • (Ninja refusing to stream with thots makes sense, now.)
  • mixer shutting down.
    • (I predicted this would end up like Epic exclusives. I was right.)
    • (Pat predicted massive growth with Ninja's audience on Mixer.)
      • His last number of followers was 3,198,680. [http://archive.is/QYtFh]
      • He has 14.7 million on Twitch. [http://archive.is/ewaVc]
      • I thought he would top out at 5-6 million within six months, so he underperformed by my own estimate.
    • Pat was invited to Facebook Gaming. Norm streamed there.
    • Ian angry and annoyed that streamers got the short shrift. Says small time streamers got left in the lurch. (Mixer wasn't popular, so doubt they had any success on Twitch.)
    • Pat and Ian complain about the sheer amount of money spent on this venture.
    • Pat and Ian complain that Ninja isn't open about deciding to take money.
      • He had said he couldn't wait to work with Microsoft because of Halo.
      • (Pat doesn't give a shit about N64 yet is still writing a book about it.)
    • Ian says it's okay to make money during late stage capitalism.
    • Pat complains that Twitch and YouTube are too big to fail and competition can't rise against them.
    • Pat says he considers Epic games true competition because of the developer incentives and the company is rich.
      Both have claimed free games from Epic. (But have they bought any?)
    • Pat says Facebook is a horrible company.
      • Says Facebook Gaming probably won't be popular.
      • Says that boomers use it to spread conspiracy theories.
    • (Ninja making $20-30 million off this.)
  • Heritage/Wata Spider-man 2600 game update.
    • Another auction 9.8 sold for $2700. Down from a $9k. A 9.6 sold for $3.3k.
    • TLDR Dummies are buying shit games for too much money.
    • Reserved Investments did a video on this. (Probably a better video than Pat.)
    • Pat suggests someone had a shipping crate of these.
    • Pat says Danielle shouldn't yell at him at a convention, telling him he doesn't know what he's talking about. Says she should talk to Rick Weiss who's collected for 25 years.
  • Heritage auctions Hot Slots repro
    • Pat very upset it used a donor board.
  • nintendo leaving mobile
    • Talk about Nintendo reluctant to monetize like other companies.
    • they're too ethical, says Pat.
    • Pat says Mario Kart Tour looks good and might complete with MK8.
    • Ian says Tour is good, but 8 is better.
    • (Reminder, the both complained about Mario Kart Tour monetization.)
  • ep 217, q&a emotional gaming moments
    • FF9 is Ian's favorite. He felt emotional over Quina and Vivi's wedding.
      • Pat then displays his ignorance by asking how that affected them in the other games. (He didn't know Final Fantasy games aren't connected.)
      • Ian had to correct his misperception.
    • Pat says he didn't have many happy christmases, something was always off.
      • Says 1987 Christmas was great because he got an NES.
    • A negative moment for Pat was when he used his allowance to buy Three Stooges and it wasn't that great.
    • Pat asks if any game made Ian sad/cry. Ian says no.
      • Pat says little stories in ActRaiser.
      • Ian then corrects and says Valkyrie Profile on PS1.
  • Dr. Disrespect banned.
    • Pat complains "influencers" get contracts without a background check unlike professional sports players. (But pro sports is filled with criminals.)
  • NWC NES console
    • Pat says he had an opportunity to buy marked NWC controllers four years ago. Complains because "they would have gone up 5 times the value."
  • ex-Sony exec wants shorter games
    • Say AAA studios should use same assets for a 15 hour games.
    • They say not everyone wants or has time for 150 hour games.
    • Pat says he gets deterred from playing games like Breath of the Wild when he hears it's 300 hours long.
    • Pat says a lot of people have time taken by jobs and families. (Pat has no family, and rarely went out even before the contrivirus. Ian is married, but has a loser job with plenty of free time.)
    • They again note that games are still $60. (The market expanded to include more people. GTA5 sold 130 million copies or so.)
    • Ian says a friend has difficulty getting into Fallout 4 because it takes so long to do anything.
    • They claim there will be more risk taking with smaller games.
    • "No book takes 30 hours to read," - #PatQuote.
    • Pat says AAA games and Hollywood have same problem where they are dumping in so much money that they are risk averse.
    • Pat doesn't know who buys multiple 80 hour games to complete. Thinks they must be trust funders.
      • Says people with jobs can't do this. (Pat doesn't have one yet can't complete a single game.)
      • Ian says he (Ian) paces around a lot to ADHD. Says he could complete a lot of games if he stopped doing that.
    • Pat says movie ticket prices have gone up due to inflation yet people no one complains about them. Says $20 for Endgame is worth it. (I've seen plenty of people complain about movie ticket prices. Theaters always want a bigger piece of the pie.)
    • (Their entire argument is dumb.)
      • 15 hour games exist. They are usually single player shooters like BioShock/Call of Duty. People dump a ton of time into the multiplayer, though.
      • 40-150 hour RPGs are the middle ground between 15 hour games and 1,000 hour skinner boxes. People want those experiences.
      • AA gaming is coming back. Subnautica cost $10 million. Kingdom Come Deliverance cost $36 million. Both were risky.
      • No Man's Sky is probably AA. It took risks and basically failed at launch.
      • Big studios can't really pivot to smaller games. Anyone who took a basic business course should know this.
      • The Kotaku article actually has good comments about why this won't work: http://archive.is/dndFj
  • q&a what games do you play to relieve stress?
    • Ian says Etrian Odyssey because the difficulty and game mechanics distract him.
      • Played one of them while his grandmother was dying of cancer.
    • pat says he doesn't play games to deal with stress as an adult (he doesn't games at all, really)
      • Says he did it as a kid when his parents argued. Says they argued/yelling every single day.
      • Pat then relays a story from his childhood about he was accused on tattling on a group of bullies for making fun of a kid.
      • The bullies then tried to get into a fight with him at some public sports meet, but Pat refused to go.
      • (I don't know that the point of that story was.)
      • Pat then claims fighting games are calming because of their repetitive nature. (But still doesn't play them to calm down.)
  • q&a if you had only one system to play for the rest of your life, which would it be? PC is included.
    • Pat creates his own limitation on PC, says it has to a 5 year span so you don't play games from 40 years ago.
      • Also adds that limit to consoles so you can't choose a GBA to play GB games.
      • (Bullshit. The asker never specified this. PC all the way since it can virtually all of the previous consoles.)
    • Ian narrows it to Gameboy or PC Engine. Settles on PC Engine.
    • Pat chooses a mid-90s Windows 95 Pentium.
      • Says he had abandoned SNES by then.
      • Says it has excellent game variety. Speaks positively of FMV games.
      • Says it had gamepads as good as consoles. Gravis Propad.
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  • Pat says there are only 20 gorillas left in the wild.
  • Pat admits he's been to Disney World in Florida, never went to Disneyland. (His parents never took him as a kid.)
  • Pat's dad had a pirated copy of back to the future.
  • Arrested Development Pat wants to buy McNugget toys because they look like mini-Mr. Potato heads.
  • Pat says the McNuggets should have a TV series.
  • Pat's family was a hydrox cookies family instead of Oreos.
  • Police Academy 6 was better than 5, says Pat.
  • Pat takes issue with a Bill & Ted trailer that compares it to Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Pat says Fruit Roll-ups look digusting.
  • Streamed clubhouse games once:
    • "Voice actress tweeted it was her dream to be in a nintendo game." (Like Ninja, she just did it for the money.)
    • "reminder you can play this on amico for $250"
    • "These games are not mobile quality. They are extremely polished."
    • Pat uses combo breaker meme.
    • Pat says it's guys with short or no hair that tell him to cut his.
    • (After this it was right back to 80s commercials.)
  • Pat ordered his suit (note: singular) from Penny's or Marshall's online for $250 and saved 70%. (His suit sucks.)
  • Pat gets offended at a commercial because it makes light of the near extinction of the California Condor. Seems surprised they were affected by lead poisoning and power lines.
  • Boomer Pat didn't know there was a Serpico TV series.
  • Pat amused by Vampire McNugget.
  • Boomer Pat remembers My Sister Sam.
  • Pat thinks wireless transmissions for kid's toy was illegal by FCC regulation. (All radios need to be FCC compliant.)
  • Destiny Fomo was apparently in the Twitch chat in one.
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  • On the East Coast, Pat would jog and "assholes" would yell at him from their cars.
  • article on black widow spider bite to become Spidermen
    • Pat says he likes these stories to find out state of educational system.
    • Pat says it's Bolivia and he sounds disappointed. (Think he wanted to rag on Utah again.)
    • TLDR Three boys aged 12, 10, and 8 goaded a black widow into biting them to become Spidermen. They survived.
  • Ep 214, Ian's going to take THC+CBD after podcast. Maybe smoke a joint.
    • (Ian sounded really down this podcast. I think he's dying.)
    • Pat takes CBDs.
  • Pat rewatching DS9
    • Pat up to season 3.
    • "You forget how good DS9 is."
    • Pat says the characters are better than TNG. Likes the political and personal conflict between them. "There's class tension."
    • Andrew Robinson as Garak. Says noted as Scorpio killer from Dirty harry. Pat says "it's how a killer would act".
  • ep 215, q&a Pat doesn't want to answer question about book question (what series they've read). Pat has nothing to say (because he obviously doesn't read).
  • ep 218, Pat gets a haircut.
    • His stylist wore mask wrong, nostrils oustide mask.
    • She cut his eyebrows without asking.
    • He usually has to tell her how to do his hair just right. (Because she sees hundreds of customers every month.)
  • ep 218, Pat goes to flea market.
    • Says he has to track his PC games, almost rebought Ultima II.
    • Says a bunch of games were worth nothing 5 years ago, are now valuable. (Pat profits again.)
    • People at flea market wore masks improperly, but less so than the zoo.
  • ep 213, Pat had a Twilight zone experience.
    • Cracked phone screen. Screen replacement cost $80. Repairman traveled to his location.
      • Knows screen costs $20, but didn't want to do repair himself.
      • (Reminder: Pat thinks he can solder together a Switch.)
    • Did an impromptu Pat the NES Punk on Pac-Man's 40th anniversary. (It's not on YouTube as far as I can tell.)
    • Lost his Amazon Fire remote under the Pac-Man shit he had dug out for it.
    • Some neighbors came over to ask the paint color of his house.
      • They wanted their house to match or complement it.
      • Pat gave them a sample from a paint can.
    • (Like most Pat stories, I don't know what the point of this was.)
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  • q&a hypothetical: what kind of business would Pat and Ian open?
    • Ian says restaurant, but Pat would be useless. Ian would want a diner.
    • Pat wonders how tought it would be to open a business during contrivirus.
    • Pat says they'd kill each other at a game store.
      • Ian worked 13 years in game store, doesn't want to open one.
    • La Mesa's doing great, says Ian. Business has been crazy since reopening. Very busy.
      • Chula Vista is doing better.
    • Ian doesn't see a future where he isn't working.
  • Ian has degenerative disc disease.
    • His vertebrae are fucked.
    • He might need surgery if therapy doesn't work.
    • He sounded really down on one of the podcasts, like he was going to die in the near future.

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Re: Pat the NES Cunt

Post by Dehbashi » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:29 pm

I so wish he had the Kung Flu and spread it. That would be hilarious. :lol:

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Re: Pat the NES Cunt

Post by Musical Space Cowboy » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:17 pm

I wish he was among the .04% of Burgers who died of it. The rare times I read these recaps show me how unlikeable and useless this guy and his friends are.

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Re: Pat the NES Cunt

Post by mad bum » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:52 pm

I know I've been selling parts of my collection, I've basically been waiting for this time where idiots would pay $100 for a PS2 game I bought for $5. Anyone who doesn't sell there shelf dust right now is a complete idiot.
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Another update in the lives of "Where's the Polymega, Pat" Contri and Ian "Ballshaver" Ferguson on the Completely Padded Podcast.

This is for CU Podcasts 219-222, and some live streams in between.

The Amico Saga summary:
  • The basic gist is that Pat repeats a conspiracy theory that investors will charge backers full price, then drop it for the general consumer.
  • Tommy gets in an interview/discussion, he corrects the record. Suggests what pat is doing is defamation. (Lawsuit.)
  • One argument is that Pat says investors can order Tommy to things. Tommy points out they only meet quarterly and don't run day-to-day operations. (Pat knows this from Reggie/Gamestop segments.)
  • Smash JT says Pat is afraid of Tommy. Pat's fans comment on his channel saying Pat's lost it.
  • Tommy says there was nothing factually correct in Pat's video.
  • Pat called Tommy a Boomer. Tommy says he's gen X, just like Pat. Insults Pat's choice of a cut-off muscle shirt. (Next CU Podcast, Pat comments that someone noticed his shirt choice.)
  • Intellivision interviewed an engineer who had seen the CU Podcast segment.
    • He knew exactly what Amico was looking for.
    • He unsubscribed from Pat.
  • They say lots of companies take money from governments. Intellivision is employing Germans.
  • Says Contrivirus is delaying everyone, but only Amico gets crap from Pat.
  • Masked guy says all arguments with Pat can be won with "talk to Tommy."
  • Tommy implies what Pat is doing is libel/defamation. Says they've been accused of fraud.
  • Tommy says now Pat is demanding he make private videos and send Pat the link.
  • Intellivision released a special event video where Tommy announced a delay until April next year. He also showed off the non-Banana Pi board.
  • Pat passive-aggressively Tweeted about it. http://archive.is/Hm4CM
    • He also hid replies, according to Twitter.

But first, notable items:
  • On an 80s stream, Pat admits to spending $12k for his Gold NWC cart. He's had an offer of $100k for it that he rejected.
  • Saw Pat's Pac-Man Punk episode. (It sucked.) Pat has a Ms. Pac-man cocktail that might worth $1,000. It has a bootleg board.
  • Ian's wife Vonnie get exposed to contrivirus by someone (probably a protester/rioter). Ian is quarantining for two weeks to be safe.
  • On the contrivirus, Ian said we'd all be fine if we just stayed indoors for two months.
    • On a later stream, Pat said all we had to do was stay inside for four months. (Shifting those goalposts.)
  • On the TLOU2 contriversy, one two separate occassions, Ian says the detractors hate muscle women. (Relevant comic:
    https://twitter.com/GPrime85/status/1279049201603809285)
  • Pat "Enraged at Tommy Tallarico" Contri says you only get angry if there's something wrong in your life. "That's psychology 101. You don't need a doctorate to know that."
  • Ian and Vonnie are three episodes into the final season of Game of Thrones. Ian says it's shit.
    • Pat actually retweeted some joke about GRR Martin not finishing the next book, despite having never seen the show or read the books.
  • It's basically confirmed Pat doesn't read. Pat says smartphones have ruined it, since before he got one he used to read "three to five books a year".
    • (Doesn't play games. Doesn't read. Writes books about games.)
  • Going by the latest Game Chasers, they're going ahead with the barcade plan.
    • Also a while back, their Twitter account posted they needed to do reshoots for their movie, but the contrivirus prevented it, particularly as the needed actor is elderly.
  • They're using the Heritage Auction to pad out the podcast. They're just rambling about nothing really.
  • Ian says he doesn't want to talk about the Polymega shitshow.
    • (The delay is because a partner factory "suddenly shut down" and they had to "re-engineer" some parts "nearly from scratch". If that's not worth ranting about, I don't know what is.)
  • During a stream, Pat admitted he likes Stouffer's Pizza and dislikes Ellio's. (After all that shit about East Coast pizza being the best, he prefers Stouffers.)
  • Pat upset at the "white-washing" of the Italian-American Mario. (Even Pat thinks Italians aren't white.)
  • With world events, Pat says he doesn't have the motivation to edit something upbeat like a Punk episode.
  • Ian apparently hasn't played Chrono Trigger.
    • Pat hasn't completed it, says he got 80% of the way through it but stopped because of all the endings and "wanted the best one".
    • (Pat never specified how far he got in, maybe he thinks Magus is the final boss?)
  • Pat says he didn't do an Irate Game crossover because he's "loyal to James." (Only good thing about crossover was the Spoony joke.)
  • Pat the Profteering Punk debated buying a new Switch from Best Buy for the better battery and selling his old one. (He'd profit since used Switches were selling for $380.)
  • Pat says whatever Dr. Disrespect did must've been really bad. Bases this on "the inside skinny". (No info has come out. "Something really bad" would have police raiding him live on stream.)
    • Pat speculates if he had started streaming earlier, he'd be Dr. Disrespect, but without the bad 80s wig and sunglasses.
    • Says he wouldn't screw it up and get fired.
  • Ian's Yokoi Kid's podcast is printing a fanzine. All money is going to NoMoreDeaths.org. (That's about border patrol and illegals.)
  • Pat watched 80s commercials instead of hanging out with a woman.
  • During a manscaping ad read, Ian admits to nicking his balls while shaving.
  • (In regards to '80s/Reagan) "Back then, we had a President who actually fought the Russians." (China is the new Russia.)
  • Pat planned to go to Japan for his 40th birthday.
  • Pat hates shows like Hogan's Heroes because it makes Nazis into jokes.
  • During an 80s commercial stream, commercial for Civil Chess set. Pat uses this as opportunity to say "fuck the Confederacy."
    • Pat says fuck JEB Stuart.
    • Put praises future war criminal Custer.
    • Pat says buying this would have lost the collector money. Says it's not an investment if you lose money. (A bad investment is still an investment.)
  • On a stream, Pat says he is developing an NES game. Doesn't want to mention concept, says it's unique and never done on NES/Genesis/whatever.
  • Rocket League goes free to play. Pat doesn't mention it will no longer be available on steam to new customers.
    • (Pat said Epic purchasing Psyonix was a good thing and that nothing was going to happen to it.)
  • joe rogan says video games are a waste of time
    • Ninja pops up and says Rogan doesn't understand it's possible to earn money.
    • Pat spergs out. Says Rogan vs Ninja, he chooses Rogan.
    • Pat says there aren't many aveneues to earn money from video games. "It's more of a pyramid."
    • Pat calls it some kind of gaming culture war.
    • (Being a podcaster/YouTuber is also a pyramid. Pat admitted he didn't make money off the podcast/YouTube channel for about a year after he went full time with each.)
    • (Writing is a pyramid as well. Very few any sort of livable income from writing.)
  • ep 222 q&a youtube burnout in light of hiatus of James & Mike Mondays.
    • "YouTube is a grind," says Pat.
    • Pat says doing 1 Punk episode a month was difficult. Says AVGN's two a month was insane.
      • Complains about people saying to make more. "It's not a product. It's creative and comes from nothing."
    • (James and Mike met once a month and recording a month or more of episodes. How much burnout could there be?)
  • Ian has been tweeting shit:
  • The amicogames.com and notmyatari.com domains are both registered through DreamHost. Pat uses GoDaddy, so probably not him, but some AtariAge autistic simp.


Patty vs Tommy Round 800:
  • In ep 219, Pat rants about Tommy again:
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    • Pat states that Amico is getting $500k from the German government for some games. They way he talks about it makes it sound like a scandal. (Pretty common in business.)
    • Pat acknowledges Tommy's Atari Age post where he says the job openings were for the future, but doesn't believe him.
    • Both Pat and Ian still think the console is in an unusable state.
    • They claim no video shows a working console and that the running game demos could be hooked up to laptops or something.
      • (There have been eyewitness YouTubers like Smash JT who went and saw it.)
    • Pat says Tommy hasn't earned the benefit of the doubt due to past "fabrications" such as that the Amico will do better 2D graphics than Xbox/PS4 consoles. (Tommy says people misinterpreted what he said. He meant development or something would be easier.)
      • Pat doubts a $15 Android board can do better graphics than a $400 console. (He's doubling down on a $15 board. My estimate is at least $40. That doesn't include NAND storage, which should add $10.)
    • Pat insists we see the console boot up and load the game. It has to be close to retail and consumer ready. Needs LED lights. Need to see controllers synced to console. (Dev environment proves they work.)
      • (Anyone could put together a shit pototype that meets Pat's requirements. That doesn't prove production is ready.)
    • Dr. Doom mask guy wanted on the podcast, or wanted them to come to his.
    • Pat cites amicogames.com again.
      • Relates an insane consipracy theory. Console $250-300 to hose retrofags and recoup costs, drop to $199 to get families to buy. Tommy not in control, investors are. He's just a figurehead.
      • (This conspiracy theory conveniently is written that if a natural price drop occurs, say in reaction to low sales, they will be proven "right". Expect Pat to boost his ego in that case.)
      • (Last update saw Pat complaining that Facebook users spread conspiracy theories.)
    • Pat says talking to YouTubers doesn't fix any of these problems.
  • Masked Guy holds a Retrofag Roundtable with Tommy and talk about pat (long):
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    • Also featured are Atari Creep and Smash JT. And a guy called Retro Advisory Board.
    • (I'll just start listing shit.)
    • 3:00 Pat called Tommy a Boomer. Tommy says he's gen X. Insults Pat's choice of a cut-off muscle shirt. (Next CU Podcast, Pat comments that someone noticed his shirt choice.)
    • 5:00 "I hope you can take it as much as you dish it out." says Tommy.
    • 12:00 Tommy: "They don't know anything about game developement. Every bigger developer makes you sign an NDA for visiting."
      • 2019 E3, Tommy showed working system behind closed doors. Had screenshots of games on wall.
      • Metal Jesus and company wanted to see, had to sign an NDA back then.
    • 16:00 Pat said NDAs are a bad thing. They correct saying NDAs prevent revealing information, can still give opinion.
    • 19:00 Tommy says a senior firmware guy contacted them due to the CU Podcast.
      • Unsubscribed from CU Podcast because they are idiots.
      • He's currently being interviewed or considered for job.
    • 20:30 Smash JT worked for Sony before PS3 came out, had it on his desk. They were still hiring developers.
    • 30:00 Tommy: "We've taken a lot more than a million dollars." (Pat had claimed they were bilking pre-order customers or something for a million.)
    • 31:30 Tommy: "We got $750k from the German government. Developers get funding from countries/states. Incentivize building businesses. Intellivision's European division is in Nuremberg, Germany."
      • "Started hiring people in Europe."
      • "Helps independent studios to survive. Working with German studios. We don't make the money on the German government. We pass it to the German developers."
    • 34:45 Retro Advisory: "Pat needs to learn the words 'economic development'. Look at Texas Tech corridor."
    • 36:00 Tommy: "Opened a new office in Salt Lake City. But we're in trouble!"
    • 37:20 Tommy reiterates that money is going to developers.
      • Retro Advisory points out that Amico competed for that money.
      • Smash brings up the GoFundMe, saying that it's dumb that Pat promotes the Luna GoFundMe but is against the German investment.
    • 40:00 "I know Pat and Ian are going to be watching this. I know Pat's ego. He's eating this up. He's loving that we're analyzing his video." (Think Smash said this.)
    • 43:30 Pat complains about Missile Command video.
      • Tommy says laptop recorded audio with Audocity. Other laptop was capturing video. Two laptops because one was dropping frames.
      • 45:30 "Moving goalposts," says Tommy. Previous video said they didn't have a working machine. Said controllers aren't hooked up to machine. Now says they are fake.
    • Tommy didn't start the "better 2D performance than a PS5" rumor.
      • A developer said it would be easier to develope for than a PS5.
      • It somehow got twisted and posted on ResetEra.
    • 1:06:00 Tommy met Pat day before his keynote address at Portland Retro Game Expo.
      • Invited Pat to keynote address. Pat never showed up.
    • 1:07:15 $15 Android board. "That's half a banani pi," says Tommy.
    • 1:08:00 Smash: "A guy who knows how to put a book together is telling you how to make a console."
      • "Does he disclose that he uses ghost writers?" asks Tommy. The others say yes.
      • 1:09:00 Smash says Pat's 10% off sale might save you part of the tax.
    • 1:09:15 Retro Advisory bought Pat's book.
      • Brings up Pat's line of thinking. The info on games is free on Internet, so why buy book?
    • 1:12:45 Masked guy notes Pat give a Tumblr page the benefit of the doubt. Not people who have worked their whole career.
      • Tommy says there are YouTubers with multiple fake accounts that have been booted off. (Pat/Ian have fake accounts? Or some other YouTubers?)
        • Tommy says he has seen documents and has been confirmed.
    • 1:14:00 Masked guy says interface of major consoles hide interface so competition can't take from them.
      • Tommy says they have a unique interface. Very special.
    • 1:15:30 Retro Advisory Board says you might be on the hook for showing things that get removed.
    • 1:17:00 Physical media is a big reveal, says Tommy.
    • 1:17:45 Tommy offers to do live video with Pat.
      • 1:20:00 Creep says they aren't genuine enough to be pro-consumer.
      • 1:29:00 Masked guy has mental health problems, on medication. Says he thinks Pat and Ian also need help. Investing too much time.
      • 1:30:00 Tommy asks if they intend to damage Amico.
        • Masked Guy says is to find the next failure. "Get caught up when they were most relevant and get stuck in that."
        • "YouTubers shoot up hate something pre-emptively and the general public joins in."
      • 1:39:45 Tommy says that German investments and preorders represent only 1/20th of the investment money that's come in.
      • 1:40:45 Tommy worked on project for 9 months before announcement. Had investment dollars before the announce. First person he hired was the hardware engineer.
      • 1:42:00 Pat reading "just piecing things together."
        • Tommy says they have offices in Irvine, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Nuremberg, and Dubai.
      • 1:42:30 "Do not have a game system anywhere close to launch." Tommy calls that a lie.
      • 1:42:45 Tommy says investors don't make decisions about what a company does.
        • Retro Advisory says they don't understand what an angel investor, public/private invested company are.
        • Tommy says an investor would only get a say if a big venture capitalist invested enough money for a seat on the board. Not daily decisions, but quarterly ones. (Pat knows this. He talked about it with GameStop and Reggie.)
        • They have five people on their board. Board is "pretty pure". Sign of success, says Tommy.
      • 1:48:00 Tommy says if someone gave them $10 million, they'd get one or two board seats. It wouldn't give them any kind of decision making proposition with the existing five.
        • "The more ghostwriters you have on your book, the less control of it you have," Retro Advisory Board.
      • 1:51:45 Tommy says it's untrue that in March you'd know if you could ship your product in 5 months. "How could you know with the contrivirus?"
        • "Intellivision is the exception." jokes Retro Advisory. Says to google "tech covid delay".
      • 1:53:30 Tommy points out they switch from "small, struggling" company to "big operation". (What Pat & Ian call Intellevision company.)
      • 1:54:00 Pat says it's "highly unethical to take this much money from backers."
        • Tommy says they have no backers. Says they accused us of fraud. Tommy says it's libel/defamation.
      • 1:58:00 Tommy says there was nothing factually correct in Pat's video.
      • 1:59:30 Pat doesn't want to promote Tommy on his channel ("yet he talks about us every week," adds Tommy).
        • Tommy suggests going to someone else's channel and raise money for Child's Play. Have a debate.
        • Says they never responded.
      • 2:00:45 Smash says Pat interviewed Boogie. Hung out with James Rolfe.
        • He won't go with smaller channels. Deals only with people who will springboard him with attention. (Pat accuses others of this.)
        • Says Tommy would give him attention, but embarrass Pat.
        • Masked Guy says Pat lacks confidence to control narrative.
      • 2:01:30 Pat's fans coming to Smash's channel and leaving comments about Pat going overboard.
        • "They are quickly becoming the Coleco Chameleon of YouTubers." Says Tommy.
      • 2:07:00 Advisory Board says Atari Age was doing research into Coleco Chameleon, not Pat and Ian.
        • Says if they are wrong it puts them in a corner. They are going out on a limb.
        • They made it personal, he says.
        • Says "the retro community isn't the Amico market", says Advisory Board.
        • "Pat and Ian are trying to kill retro-enthusiasm before it gets to the target market."
      • 2:09:00 Creep says Pat and Ian made it personal. They can't not be right. They have to save face no matter what.
        • Disappointed in the community itself.
        • Says Pat is smug. Feeds off of Ian's anger and hate.
      • 2:11:45 Masked guy says all arguments with Pat can be won with "talk to Tommy."
      • 2:12:00 Tommy says now Pat is demanding he make private videos and send Pat the link.
    • Intellivision Special Event:
      SpoilerShow
      • (It was supposed to run on Tuesday, but I suspect it was delayed just so Pat couldn't do a live reaction.)
      • Amico will not meet 10/10 date.
        • April 23rd, 2021.
        • (Cue some insufferable Pat gloating. I expected a two month delay.)
        • (These shitheads are perfectly happy with waiting nearly a year for the Analogue Pocket.)
      • 30:41 German guy has Amico controller, so it clearly exists.
      • 42:30 Phil Adam involved in video game industry for over 40 years. Brought Tetris over. (Pat shit-talked this guy, saying Tetris was 30 years ago.)
        • Entire job is marketing/distribution. Worked on some Fallout games. Was president of Interplay.
      • 57:14 Tommy shows off motherboard and internals of Amico.
        • Also shows it off working. (Pat's wrong about that.)
      • 1:16:00 Internal memory doubled from 16 GB to 32 GB.


    contrivirus:
    SpoilerShow
    • Ian's wife Vonnie get exposed to contrivirus by someone.
      • The way Ian talks, it sounds like the person was a friend/coworker/associate. (Wonder if they went to those protests?)
      • Ian is self-quarantining to be safe. Ordered groceries delivered for first time. Got alcohol.
      • Pat says if they hosted together he might catch it, despite claiming to have had it.
      • They seem calm despite their weeks of scaremongering.
    • ep 220, Due to the contrivirus, Pat expects a massive black hole in television schedules.
      • Says it's okay for movies because they just hit a pause button.
      • Says TV series and documentaries have it worse.
    • ep 221, q&a what do you expect to happen to the games market after contrivius passes, asks if new gamers or flood of returns
      • Ian expects a flood of items.
      • Store is doing very very well, he says.
      • Ian says the first few days after re-opening were slow, but that was because it took people a bit to find out they were open.
      • Since then they've been busy. A lot of buying, but nothing coming back. No one is getting rid of stuff.
      • A lot of people are either new to gaming or returning after a break.
      • Luna is getting constant calls asking about any consoles they have. Not anything specific, just any.
      • They have to give advice on how to make sure a game doesn't look like shit on modern tvs.
      • They don't seem to know PC gaming/emulation is a thing.
      • Ian says PS1 RPGs are selling for +$100-150 over a few months ago.
      • Ian considers mobile games as games, but admits not everyone likes the style of them.
      • Pat says we saw a decline in NES/SNES RPGs until this.
      • Ian says he friend says the prices are due to the stimulus and unemployment. Other people are still working.
      • They say they mostly know gamers, so don't have a good idea of what the average person is doing.
      • (Reminder: These two thought completely shutting game stores for two months was a good idea.)
    • end of ep 221, They talk about sports coming back. Ian needs his fix and wants to stream Taiwanese baseball games.
    • ep 222, virtual comic con
      • Ian says it isn't a replacement for the real thing.
      • Said he went for went for several years, got bored, took a year off, came back and loved it again.
      • Pat says this will be a gap year.
      • Say all the gaming conventions have cancelled for 2020.
      • Pat works in that Europe has contrivirus locked down while the US doesn't. (They promoted riots and protests that spread it. Ian gave money.)
    • ep 222, Pat says they've lost a chunk of cash due to the contrivirus.


    drama (now includes quibo, TLOU2, also Irate Gamer. And now confederacy talk.):
    SpoilerShow
    • atari vcs release date
      • $250 for 4GB vresion.
      • $400 for 8GB version. They cast doubt about $150 for 4 GB of RAM. (Polymega is $400 for a Celeron and 2 GB of RAM.)
        • (They fuck up reporting again. $400 version includes two controllers. $250 doesn't have controllers. $60 x 2 + $30 for the RAM.)
      • Ian says he doesn't care about any of these shit consoles.
      • Ian works in that he's heard something about a Polymega stealth delay, but doesn't really care.
        • (Pat & Ian gave it positive press because it was an emulator box with a CD drive.)
        • (The delay is because a partner factory "suddenly shut down" and they had to "re-engineer" some parts "nearly from scratch". If that's not worth ranting about, I don't know what is.)
      • Pat works in a jab at the Amico, "at least we've seen it powered up and played, unlike the Amico."
    • quibo update
      • (I don't know why they are talking about this shit.)
      • Only a Sam Raimi vid/series went viral. The app doesn't have a built in screen capture, so people are recording their screens using other phones.
      • Pat says Meg Whitman and Katzenberger are out of touch.
        • Whitman's favorite show on TV right now is a miniseries on US Grant.
        • Katzenberger has emails printed out. Watches 80s stuff like Jane Fonda workout tapes, America's funniest home video, Siskel and Ebert.
        • Katz is micromanaging.
        • Katz suggest Gal Gadot start and exercise series like Jane Fonda. Pat says this is against modern sensibilities.
        • There was a show host with afro. Katz said he "Didn't look authoratative."
        • Pat calls an afro a "traditional hair style".
      • "whitman seems more data-driven"
      • "I'm tired of these old white dudes who rest on their past achievements," says Ian. "Past success does't guarantee current success."
      • "The world passes you by eventually. The world may have passed me by doing a podcast or online media," says Pat.
      • Pat says this is like a certain console that is being made someone whose heyday was 25 years ago. Saying this person blames contrivirus for delays. "And like Katzenberger, believes you can will something into existence. Trying to get by on past successes."
      • "And that goes for Quibi and the Quibi console that's in development." (Pat deliberately says "Quibi console".)
      • (I should probably point out that the irony that Pat is calling people out of touch.)
        • He doesn't really play new games or even notable ones. Ian has to talk about any big franchise or modern game.
    • ep 219 q&a chris bores avgn crossover
      • bores' representatives emailed pat about working together.
        • Didn't do it because "I'm loyal to James."
      • Pat annoyed at expose 5 years ago.
        • Says there blatent lies about Games Trailers.
        • "Upset he just made up allegations that James rigged the GameTrailers contest."
      • Pat's glad they've made amends. (Rolfe voiced a character in Bores' street fighter video some time back. Pat's late as always.)
      • Pat makes reference to people spreading lies about him (pat).
    • On an 80s stream, Pat says Bores complimented him privately on FaceBook. Pat says people love drama.
    • ep 220 intro, Briefly talk about Origami King, Ian isn't interested. Pat uses opportunity to play Tommy soundbite about Nintendo having adult/violent games.
    • Pat looks for spiderman shirt because Tommy.
      • Ian asks if they are really talking about him again. Pat says "Yes."
      • Pat says he should worry more about producing a console than about what Pat's wearing.
      • (There is more proof that Amico is a real product than the Polymega.)
    • metacritic anti-review bombing
      • new accounts must wait 36 hours.
      • pat tries to imagine the disturbed individuals who wait for a counter.
      • Pat listens to professional reviewers and not random people on IMDB.
      • Ian again says people downvoted because of a muscle lady.
      • Ian says they downvote and then get a juicebox.
      • Pat says downvoting a video has no effect. (On YouTube, it boosts engagement and discoverability. Doing nothing at all is better.)
      • They say it made $250 million on the first day and so is not a failure.
    • gamer girl fmv game
      • pat says it might be interesting.
      • Ian is disgusted. Says real life streamers have to deal with this.
      • Ian calls the people who act like this "white knight simps."
      • Pat says something about internet personalities creating drama. (Tommy. Or maybe ReviewTech. It gets so confusing sometimes.)
    • During an 80s commercial stream, commercial for Civil Chess set. Pat uses this as opportunity to say "fuck the Confederacy."
      • Pat says fuck JEB Stuart.
      • Put praises future war criminal Custer.
      • Pat says buying this would have lost the collector money. Says it's not an investment if you lose money. (A bad investment is still an investment.)
    • On a stream, Pat says Tommy calls him a coward even though they've met three times.
    • ep 222, Atari VCS gets AirConsole
      • Pat says they're admitting they are a computer with no unique games.
      • Pat works in a jab at Amico, saying this is another console with mobile-quality games.
    • Study says video games don't cause violence.
      • Pat says it was a meta-study. A study of other studies.
      • Pat says "we (or science) are getting in line." "Video games don't cause violence."
      • Pat says comics got a bad rap because some guy in the '50s killed his family with an axe and had a bunch of horror comics.
      • Pat says people don't understand cause and effect, "that's what gets Americans into trouble." (Rioters attack a Portland federal courthouse, feds increase security.)
      • (This is in drama because Pat's an ass on this topic.)
    • joe rogan says video games are a waste of time
      • before the segment even begins:
        • Ian calls him a meathead who thinks he's smarter than he is. (He must be worth millions, unlike Ian who's a game store clerk.)
        • "he's been in the news a lot recently," says Pat.
        • Say he gives too many people the benefit of the doubt, like Alex Jones.
        • Pat says at least he went after Ben Shapiro over Colin Kapernick.
      • rogan says if you practice jujitsu you can become a master and start your own dojo. Can't do that with video games.
      • Ian says he and Pat make money from games. (Pat doesn't even play games, yet somehow makes money from them.)
      • Rogan asks what happens when the game shuts down.
        • Pat says he knows a couple streamers who have to stick to a certain game for an audience.
      • Ninja pops up and says Rogan doesn't understand it's possible to earn money.
        • Pat spergs out. Says Rogan vs Ninja, he chooses Rogan.
        • Pat says there aren't many aveneues to earn money from video games. "It's more of a pyramid."
        • "You can't say 'many' as a percentage."
        • Pat calls it some kind of gaming culture war.
      • (Pat ignores that many jobs are pyramids. Being an author/writer is a pyramid. Pat's at the top just for earning money writing.)
        • Being a podcaster/YouTuber is also a pyramid. Pat admitted he didn't make money off the podcast/YouTube channel for about a year after he went full time with each.
    • ep 222 q&a youtube burnout in light of hiatus of James & Mike Mondays.
      • "YouTube is a grind," says Pat.
      • They say people can't do the same thing forever.
      • Goth character on NCSIS finally left.
      • Pat says doing 1 Punk episode a month was difficult. Says AVGN's two a month was insane.
        • Complains about people saying to make more. "It's not a product. It's creative and comes from nothing."
      • (James and Mike met once a month and recording a month or more of episodes. How much burnout could there be?)
        • They don't even edit their shit anymore. Those overweight asses from Rental Reviews do it.
    • ep 219, colecovision something.
      • Their buddy Gamester81 is involved.
      • Pat says Tommy claimed without evidence that the Intellivision Flashback sold more units than NES classic.
        • (On that masked weirdo's show, Tommy said they sold 4 million @ $20 each. He seemed fully aware price affected sales volume.)
        • Pat then uses the soundboard to make a Tommy quote.
      • ~35:00 "I reported about them trying to strong arm facebook groups." (Pat thinks he's a reporter.)
      • Near end of this, Pat makes reference to doing their journalistic due diligence and asking Colecovision for comment. (I don't think they every asked Tommy Tallarico for comment.)


    consume product (Game of Thrones poser edition, Analogue Pocket's "nine months preorder is worth it"):
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    • Ian and Vonnie are three episodes into the final season of Game of Thrones.
      • He says it's shit.
      • Saw Long Night episode and says you can't see shit in it.
      • Pat calls GRR Martin "JRR Martin".
      • Both talk of Martin needing to finish his book. (Note: singular. They think there's only one more.)
      • Pat makes reference to evil dragon lady. (Must've read a summary.)
      • Ian says it's obvious Dany has a mean streak from the previous seasons. (She was accidentally murderous, not genocidal. There's a difference.)
    • Pat owns the Star Wars Rebo band set in package. It's in his garage.
    • Analogue Pocket Announcement
      • Pat says he loves the Lynx, but hates the hardware such as button placement.
      • Pat says he's unfamiliar with GB Studio. (As if he understands anything about development.)
      • Pat says he'd rather have this than a "ROM player".
      • $200 is what Pat thought it would be. Ian said it was announced last year.
        • Ian "Can't afford health insurance" Ferguson wants it.
      • Ian notes a new GBA SP costs over $100 right now, so thinks a $200 might be a good substitute.
        • Pat agrees. He's down for it. Says waiting until May next year is fine.
      • Pat complains he didn't have a birthday party this year.
      • (Just buy something like a Retrogame 300 or Odroid Advance)
    • Lego NES playset.
      • "That's a lot pieces," says Pat.
      • Pat worries about scalpers.
      • "I never knew I wanted or needed this until I saw it," says Pat.
      • Pat upset at the "white-washing" of the Italian-American Mario. (Even Pat thinks Italians aren't white.)
      • Pat says it's a click-wheel TV. Says VHF/UHF were phased out in the late 80s/90s. (The frequencies were still in use, idiot. The move to digital wasn't until 2009.)
      • Ian wonders if they'd make a Sonic version because his niece loves Lego and Sonic.


    gaming (an actual large number of gaming topics):
    SpoilerShow
    • some simp fan sent Pat a quarter scale Galaga Numskull arcade machine. (Value somewhere between $120 and $150.)
    • Forbes article about wheree to get Switches.
      • Pat's local Best Buy had some briefly.
      • Pat considered buying one for the improved battery life. (Read: Profit.)
      • Said his plan was to strip off the gray Joypads of the new one and keep the colored ones.
      • Pat says switch lite is easy to find. (It's out of stock where I look, or selling for well above $200.)
      • (Loose/used price of switch at $381 accoridng to PriceCharting. (((Pat))) probably hoped to replace his Switch for free and get a bit of extra cash. http://archive.is/Oozog)
    • ep 219, TLOU2 voice actress receives death threats.
      • They take the threats seriously and say the people who make them are babies.
      • Ian says they are complaining about a muscular woman.
      • Pat says you only get angry if there's something wrong in your life. "That's psychology 101. You don't need a doctorate to know that."
      • "Why have so many angry young men is another conversation," says Pat.
      • "Everyone rallied around her, including toxic youtubers who created the environment," says Pat. "Including one that went after us and make their living off it." (must be ReviewTech)
      • "YouTube enironment's changing. Maybe their days are numbered." says Pat.
    • Street Fighter II proto dumped for Genesis. Pat says "maybe we shamed the proto-hoarders."
    • ep 219, evo/smash abuse allegations
      • pat calls them sickos
      • Pat says you never blame the victim.
    • Sega Astro city mini arcade machine
      • They like the microswitched arcade stick.
      • Pat hates those mini-arcade machines that come with NES games instead of the arcade ROMS.
    • $70 video games for NBA whatever
      • Pat does a victory lap claiming they had predicted it.
      • Ian kind of upset it still has DLC.
      • Pat says with inflation you're still getting a deal. (Wages have been flat, so no.)
      • Ian says "people like to claim video games weren't that expensive." References a copy of Mario Kart 64 with a $74.99 price label from Walmart.
        • (Yes, but that clearly has to do with the fact cartridges cost more to produce. Look at old catalogs. PlayStation games were usually $50. Same for PC games.)
      • Ian mocks pat for not playing many PS4 games.
        • Pat said he returned one to Yoshi (Vu - worked on Star Wars) when he stopped over. Forgot to return spiderman game, will have to mail it back.
      • Pat says he uses the "royal we" when talking about playing PS4 because he doesn't play games.
      • Pat spent $80 + tax for Street Fighter 2 at Capcomworld.
      • Pat blames Nintendo for using carts instead of discs, but also complains about them making it difficult to emulate because he's writing a guidebook.
        • (He sells a NES guidebook app that shows prices to help people buy games. I think he's making an SNES app as well. The fact he's using an emulator undermines everything.)
    • ep 219 q&a what games would give a second chance?
      • Ian says Halo because it was a non-modern FPS. Says Pat would probably like it since he was playing similar games at the time of release.
      • Neither Pat nor Ian ever owned an original Xbox. Ian says PS2/Xbox are now the retro collector's market.
      • Ian also wants to try FF14.
      • Ian says Donkey Kong since he didn't really like it the first time he tried it until he tried it on Vonnie's SNES classic.
        • Pat says he (Pat) needs to give it a third chance.
      • Pat says Chrono Trigger.
        • Says he got something like 80% through it but found out there were multiple endings and it soured him because he thought he wouldn't get the best one.
        • (Chrono Trigger does not work that way. There is one ending with some modifications here and there. There are bunch of bonus endings, though.)
        • Ian says he needs to try it as well.
      • Ian says he will never try FF6 again.
        • He tried an emulator, the original cartridge, and the PS1 compilation, all eventually corrupted the save file.
      • For PC games, Ian wants to try the Age of Empires games.
      • Pat says he still has all his PC games. Wants to revisit the Goblins series.
        • (Here we see the difference between Pat and Ian. Ian is willing to try new things, Pat just replays the same old shit he's played before.)
      • Ian hated Myth II, but might give it another try.
        • "says he'll be retrying bungie games"
        • Pat doesn't recognize "Bungie", Ian tells him they made Halo.
      • Pat couldn't wrap his head around the LucasArts games. (They're easier than Sierra.)
    • sims game show coming.
      • Ian wasn't aware there was a Sims community.
      • Pat doesn't know if they average middle age TBS viewer will watch it.
    • fortnite youtubers buy mansion
      • pat says he's officially out of touch and a boomer
      • "I did not understand let's play, now this."
      • Pat says mansion may not cost that much. (Pat paid $1.2 million for his shit heap.)
      • The "brag video" is to sell shirts, says Pat.
      • Ian says they understood connotation of "one percenters"
      • ian says sharing a house has always ended in disaster for that age range. Bases it on experience.
    • Internet archive offers DOS browser emulation.
      • Pat says they now have an in-browser DOSBox emulator.
      • Pat says they are treading to the point of danger. Might cause trouble for Internet Archive.
      • "Now they are offering a way to illegal play the games on the site."
      • Pat says games need to accessible, not just preserved.
      • (I remember it being there years ago. Pat's late as usual.)
    • ep 220, Heritage auctions monthly update
      • Pat uses phrase "vidya games".
      • Sega Pluto sells for $84k.
        • Pat says he expected $20-25k. Admits he thought the Nintendo Playstation would sell for several hundred thousand more.
        • Pat says the Pluto probably isn't a good investment because the man on the street wouldn't recognize it.
        • "When you have to explain an item to someone for ten minutes, there's less and less of a chance that they'd be interested in it."
        • (That's a dumb argument. The extremely wealthy collect items that the peasants don't appreciate at all.)
      • Sealed Mario for $114k. Say hype for previous may have pumped up price.
      • Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Pat says it only has value to people their age. Says he and Ian are X-lennials. (Pat's Gen X. Ian's Millennial.)
      • Sealed SMB3 Left Bros. cover sold for $38k.
      • Other sealed SMB3 sold for $20k.
        • 9.8 Grade. Reserved Investments says it's likely from a factory case, so there are more. (Go to his channel. He seems smarter than Pat and Ian.)
      • Star Voyager sold for $10k.
        • Roo played it for NES guidebook.
        • Pat says it's actually rare, but won't be valuable in future.
      • Another Pacman 2600 sold for $9600.
      • They find out the Resident Evil chainsaw controller was a special prototype or one-of-a-kind.
      • Pat says he has sealed games he needs to catalog.
      • Pat says collectible games have to be both rare and important to video game industry.
      • Pat says Atari collectors will probably start selling. Thinking about selling his own games. "It's free money, you'd be crazy not to," he says.
      • Pat expects market to calm down in a year.
      • Ian says it will calm down whenever contrivirus ends.
    • NWC grey found
      • Finder bought for $3 at yard sell. Sold at West Virginia game store.
      • Pat says he hears it sold for $40k.
      • Pat says he may have sold a sticker sealed duck hunt for $60 when it was worth hundred.
      • Ian says he may have sold his own NES collection a year too early.
      • (https://www.videogamesage.com/topic/431 ... ent-101447)
        • Talk about game, say it has a fake label.
    • ep 220, q&a summer game rental stories.
      • Ian went to a Hollywood video.
        • Promotion to rent Dreamcast.
        • Pre-release, so had to be $300 down. Ian thinks that was more than list price.
        • No memory card. Played through Sonic Adventure for 24 hours with friends.
      • Pat rented some game in preparation for a Blockbuster competition. He lost.
      • Pat rented a magenta multi-game (100-in-1) pirate cart from some mom and pop rental store. It had Tetris Tengen and various black box games on it.
      • Pat rented Dragon Spirit for NES from Easy Video.
    • Xbone X and all digital S discontinued.
      • Luna sells used Xbone X $129 pre-contrivirus, now for $179. Says Gamestops at $200.
      • Pat says these half-console upgrades are weird. Ian doesn't find it weird.
    • worms armageddon update after 21 years
      • Ian's favorite version of Worms.
      • Best version before adding vehicles, he says.
      • Ian will play this later this day.
      • Pat played Worms competitively in college.
    • q&a what are modern gamers missing out on?
      • ian says manuals. Says people calling asking as if PS4 Xbone games comes with manuals.
        • Ian says he hates hour long tutorials.
      • Limited choice would force you out of your comfort zone, says Pat.
      • They say there is no mystery anymore because everything is covered.
        • Pat says no one is ever disappointed in a game anymore because you know exactly what you are getting. (Said like a man who hasn't played a modern game. See No Man's Sky.)
      • During discussion Pat says he was talked into doing a lot of things for Video Game Years.
    • ep 222, zelda 2
      • Pat complains about people saying it's not a real zelda.
      • "Your mom's not a real zelda," says Ian.
    • Rocket League goes free to play.
      • Pat doesn't mention it will no longer be available on steam to new customers.
      • (Guess he doesn't want to acknowledge he might've been wrong about something.)
    • Mario Marathon coming back.
      • Pat says the 10th and final NES Marathon might just be him and ian.
      • Considers buying contrivirus tests for everyone.
    • g4 returns
      • Neither really watched it. Ian didn't have cable at the time.
      • Pat says he liked Cheaters.
      • Pat says people watched it for Olivia Munn.
        • Ian doesn't know who she is. Looked her up and says she's pretty.
        • Pat says she oversexualized it.
      • Pat says it won't be cable. Ian expects 24-hour Twitch channel.
      • Frank used to watch G4, that's how he knew about Assassin's Creed.
        • Pat speculates he watched for Olivia Munn.
      • Pat says it wasn't popular in 2014 when it ended.
      • Ian wants Nickelodeon GAS back.
    • more nintendo leaks
      • Ian says it was probably from the 2018 breach. (He's probably getting this from a forum.)
      • Pat says there should be more leaks throughout the year.
      • Pat says they haven't covered the beta Pokemon sprites. (He doesn't play Pokemon.)
      • Pat wishes there were emails from the '80s.
    • ep 222, more heritage auctions.
      • They are basically just padding.
      • $1k Contra in box, grade 9.0.
      • $500 Legend of Zelda.
      • Pat says it's influencing ebay prices.
    • ep 222, Scumbag seller
      • Selling some repro cases for $100.
      • They're just offended at price and pad the shit out of the segment.


    stream shit:
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    • Pat now has a voice changer.
    • Pat doesn't know anyone who would go to Pizza Hut when local stores were much better.
    • Pat says Revenge of the Nerds is hilarious.
      • Admits it has sexual assault. (Pat laughs at sexual assault.)
    • Pat says he wants to buy a Smurfs AM radio for Andre (black nerd comedy).
    • Pat wonders why commercials for some Jewish education in NYC are being broadcast in California.
    • Pat continuously comments about age of actors. Says they look younger these days.
    • Frank went to high school with actor Mark Blum who died of contrivirus.
    • Pat had a 5% CD he cashed in to pay for down payment on condo.
    • Pat questions why a Tennessee man with accent is in a California car dealership commercial.
    • Pat says he lost .6 pounds from haircut.
    • Pat uses a Blue Yeti mic. Considering using his "good $40 mic", but would need a mixer for this computer.
    • Pat speculates if he had started streaming earlier, he'd be Dr. Disrespect, but without the bad 80s wig and sunglasses.
      • Says he wouldn't screw it up and get fired.
    • "I would not go to a restaurant or bar for the next sixth months." (Due to contrivirus.)
    • Pat says "if we had just stayed inside for four months, everything would be fine."
    • Pat says whatever Dr. Disrespect did must've been really bad. Basis this on "the inside skinny". (No info has come out. "Something really bad" would have police raiding him live on stream.)
    • (In regards to '80s/Reagan) "Back then, we had a President who actually fought the Russians." (China is the new Russia.)
    • Pat doesn't understand why anyone would buy a two wheel drive pickup.
    • Pat says he saw a guy at the flea market selling phone booths.
    • Pat didn't know about terrorism in Europe in the 80s. (Troubles in Ireland alone were bad enough.)
    • Pat doesn't recognize william sadler.
    • Pat says you don't see wine commercials on TV anymore. (There might have been rules preventing hard liquor back then.)
    • Pat won an R/C car at shore/arcade. It only went forward and reverse, turning right in reverse.
    • Pat says he's part German.
    • Pat upset over fur coats or something.
    • Pat's parents are 71 years old.
    • Pat thinks Maya 3D was used in the '80s.
    • Pat likes spiders because they kill bugs.
    • Pat admits he's never been to Action Park in New Jersey.
    • Pat says James & Mike monday may have come from a 2011 Pat/James Let's Play.
    • Pat says he needs "to get a kitty" in the next year or two.
    • Amerika miniseries commercial. Pat says that's America right now.
    • Dianne Feinstein looked old even back then, says Pat. Calls for term limits for senators.
    • Safeway is all over California now, says Pat. (They've always had a large number of stores in California.)
    • Cosby pudding commercial. Pat says he can never watch a Pudding commercial again.
    • In response to a teen pregnancy ad or something, Pat says to always use a rubber. "Don't fall for the 'I'm allergic'", line he says.
    • "Chips Ahoy was garbage," says Pat. Driest cookies."
    • Pat says Andre is one of the funniest people in the world to him.


    pat being pat:
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    • Pat did a cameo on why ESB is better than ROTJ.
    • ep 220 intro, pat says dc should not be a state.
    • ep 221 into, Pat only sold two enamel pins because he accidental set weight to 1 pound instead of 1 ounce.
    • Pat playing poker once a month via Zoom. Angered at someone threatening physical violence.
    • Pat's been streaming 80s commercials. "It ain't gonna stop."
      • Woman called up a week and a half ago. Wanted to hang out. Says he skipped out on her to continue streaming.
      • 80s commercial vault guy was in chat. Said he has thousands of commercials.
      • "no one was recording commercial blocks in the '60s."
    • ep 221, q&a summer stories
      • Ian wanted to do the book topic. Pat says smartphones have ruined it, since before he got one he used to read "three to five books a year". (It's true, he doesn't read.)
      • Pat went to catholic school and got out two weeks before public.
      • Pat liked going to the beach.
      • Ian didn't because he was severly sunburned at 17 years old. Went to beach a second time and stepped on something disgusting in the water. Didn't know what it was.
      • Pat's mother picked up a horseshoe crab once, thinking it was a rock.
      • Pat's grandmother owned a shore house she let her children use in the summer or something.
      • Pat is albe work in a reference to Confederate flags. Something about going south enough to Ocean City, MD.
        • There are wild horses in Maryland, he says.
      • Ian's family would go to a fair near Lake Erie.
        • They went to a destruction derby once.
        • Vonnie promised to take him to one once contrivirus passes.
      • Pat notes that a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house costs $44k in Upstate New York.

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    Re: Pat the NES Cunt

    Post by Vaporwear » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:12 am

    Does anybody give a flying fuck?

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    Re: Pat the NES Cunt

    Post by Dehbashi » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:27 am

    I want to talk about Dr. Disrespect and the stupidity behind he must have done something so bad. Funny part is that it's more likely the opposite. Twitch is being so vague because they know the ban was bullshit. People would understand if it was really serious but they know they can't justify it.

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    Re: Pat the NES Cunt

    Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:46 am

    I applaud Pat's decision to remove himself from the gene pool, but why :thinking: ?
    Autism attracts more autism. Sooner or later, an internet nobody will attract the exact kind of fans - and detractors - he deserves.
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    Cucked in the name of Soy, Ye not complicit.

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    Re: Pat the NES Cunt

    Post by Vaporwear » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:06 am

    Dehbashi wrote:
    Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:27 am
    I want to talk about Dr. Disrespect and the stupidity behind he must have done something so bad. Funny part is that it's more likely the opposite. Twitch is being so vague because they know the ban was bullshit. People would understand if it was really serious but they know they can't justify it.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if some top dude looked at what they were actually contractually obligated to pay Dr. Disrespect and immediately freaked the fuck out. It could be a situation where breaking contract would be cheaper in the long run them paying him whatever millions he was entitled to.

    That or he like, raped a bunch of women, but don’t have any evidence to back that? Honestly that seems unlikely, usually the whole “sexual harassment” shit gets leaked pretty quickly. I dunno, maybe he groped a chick that works at Twitch and that got him terminated but no one wants to mention it yet because they’re powering up their lawyer levels? Maybe? I dunno.

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