Every now and then, whenever I feel like it, I'll publically respond to your mail here. If you don't want to be considered for public ridiculing.. er.. responding, then mention so in the mail. Thanks!
To start things off, here are a few random questions from the past, some interesting, some just plain silly:
Some emu crap
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 13:38:13 EST From: DCsoul
Look, not to pick on this guy in particular, but I'm really not interested in mail about emu stuff. It's not that I think emulation is evil; I often use it when I need a screenshot, or if I'm too lazy to actually find the cart I'm looking for. It's just not the main thrust of this page, ok? Other pages do a great job of talking about emus. So check 'em out...
SNES archive.. not
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 15:56:31 -1000 From: Gaine Hakoda
Well, the SNES is really pretty young, as these things go. Pretty much every game is widely available for it, and there are few little quirky things involved with collecting for it. There's only one unlicensed games, and piracy isn't as prevalent.
Tho... there are certainly a lot of great SNES games, many of which will probably be considered 'classic' as time goes on. The SNES was the logical extension of the NES, basically. I imagine that once prices on SNES games go down a fair amount from where they are now, in a few years, there'll be a lot of rekindling of interest in the game system. And by then, I'm sure there'll be a few sites like this one devoted to the SNES.
The secret to finding pirate games... not
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 17:59:03 -0800 From: Charles Franklin Fernandez
When it comes to finding games, there are no secrets. If there is, then the only "secret" is to keep trying! If this Swap-O-Rama doesn't give any deals this weekend, then come next weekend! If you find some 2600 crap you don't want at the Village Thrift, then try trading it on the net for something you do want!
Of course, I'll admit that owning a NES web page like this does help a little in getting stuff from net people, but the great majority of my carts have been found the hard way - hitting the streets. For the record, things like pirate games can turn up pretty much anyplace regular games can. I found several pirates at a hole-in-the-wall electronics store in Philadelphia owned by a Korean guy; I found Hot Slots in a pawn shop here in Champaign,...
To close out this time, here's a few mails that I never bothered to reply to, but kept around just because they were pretty funny:
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 02:07:02 EST From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: NES Roms Great Website. Have you ever heard of Emulation? Its a way to play these great classics on your PC. For more info, e-mail me back. With all the rare games you have you should get into emulation and make the games into roms(the format used to play games on the PC) and upload them so that others can see for themselves. Just a thought.....RiverBoa
(slap slap slap)
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 17:14:23 -0800 From: Genocide
Come and get me? Are they lurking under my bed?
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 23:26:43 -0900 From: LEA
No idea, sorry. It's a real shame, too, since I have all of these cartridges but can't figure out how to put them in that cassette thingy or whatever it's called. And what's all this "controller" nonsense? I swear, all of this techno mumbo-jumbo!
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