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  1. Mostly just getting old, but also playing some DQ Builders, and trying to fish between these waves of ridiculous rainstorms we've been having the last couple months. I got pushed up to a desk job recently, so that means less overtime, which means more fishing and gaming time with my boy.
  2. DQ XI. I picked it up the day after Xmas, and I'm about 20 hours in. This is the most I have gamed in a year or two. I generally just don't have much time for them anymore, aside from in the winter.
  3. Ha, I remember that issue well. I had a NP subscription from issue #24 up through issue #99. I just sold off the whole collection of them last fall. So much nostalgia
  4. I'm just in my usual summer routine, work all week, fish on the weekends.
  5. I've been on a bit of an old twin stick shooter kick lately... Put quite a bit of time into SmashTV and Robotron 2084 ports on the 360.
  6. I joined back in 2004, when I was playing through DQVIII, and remained active for the next few year. I haven't really had much online presence in general since 2008/9 or so, though, including here at the Den. I occasionally drop in to read up on series news or releases, but that's about it.
  7. Yeah, one munchkin was plenty for us, especially given we had no health insurance at the time. He'll be 3 next week, and there's still years of payments to the hospital to go. 😭 On the upside, he is starting to game a bit. He likes some of the NES classics, and he doodles with some of my wife's mobile games too. I think I was beating sticks together and eating dirt when I was 3, and this kid can use an iPhone 😱
  8. That's basically the only game I've played in the last 1.5 years I don't really game much anymore, and I sold off most of my collection. Work and chasing around a 3 year old tornado basically consume all my time. Well, and fishing when it isn't winter.
  9. "Lit Up" by Buckcherry has been in my head for a couple days. I never even liked it that much, so it's fairly annoying to have in my brain.
  10. I often wondered the same thing about DQ VI on the DS. I have NEVER seen a copy of it in any game store around here, and I'm not willing to pay 60 bucks for a copy online.
  11. I hate DQ IV. Hate it; I have tried to finish it about 10 times, and can just never muscle through it. Too much level grinding, and I just don't feel invested in anything with the chapters system.
  12. I've been working on trying to teach myson (who isn't quite 2 yet) to hold up his candy bucket and say "trick or treat!" So far, the results are... let's just say, mixed Still plugging away at my DWII playthrough on the NES when I have free time too.
  13. You poor, poor man. Those controllers for the 5200 are crap. Nowadays a working controller is worth 10 times what the console itself is. I got my NES for Xmas in 1988. I still have it, it still works, and I still play it fairly regularly. Of all my classic consoles, the NES probably gets the most use.
  14. Nothing too exciting happening here. My Dad dropped off a shirt for little man's Halloween costume (he's a lumberjack this year), then went down to the river and did a little fishing.
  15. I'm doing a playthrough of DW II on the NES. I've just been in the mood for classics lately.
  16. Thanks, like I said, definitely not my best work, but I just didn't have the time to fine tune the scope's focus, or the exposure settings on my camera.I was eating breakfast, and playing with my 7 month old between pictures. I didn't have enough time to let the scope properly cool before I started shooting either... it's a Mak-Cas, so it has a significant cooldown timewhen the indoor and outdoor temps are vastly different.
  17. Took some pics of the lunar eclipse yesterday morning before work. I took up astrophotography a couple years ago. Unfortunately, I had to go to work before the eclipse hit totality. These aren't particularly good pictures, since I was in a hurry and getting ready for work, but still cool imo.
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  22. I suppose my newest thing is the rediscovery of this place. I've been married for years now, gone through a long bout of job loss/financial problems a few years back, and now I have a 7 month old son to chase after all the time. Thus, I haven't had much time for the internet, or game collecting recently. I actually sold off a lot of my games a few years back when we were flat broke, but I did pick up an Atari 7800 and some games back in February. I just replaced the cartride pinset in the old NES and fired up Dragon Warrior yesterday, and it made me remember the forum, so I figured I'd drop in and see if it was still here. It's nice to see that even after all these years, it's still around and busy.
  23. I dusted off the old NES yesterday, and replaced the cartridge pinset, then began an playthrough of Dragon Warrior 1.That's what made me remember about the Dragon's Den too. It's probably been 4 or 5 years now since I've been on here... time flies. I had been playing some Oblivion and Skyrim recently as well, but not heavily.
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