Many Combolations, Strats!


#1

Hello everyone. I just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I’m Shane Riley, a web developer and lifetime gamer. I started playing PC games 28 years ago on an IBM PS/2 model 25. All of the games were written in BASIC, and most had syntax errors that I had to learn to fix in order to run them. That got me interested in programming, which eventually led me to my current career.

I mostly play solo games, but talk about games a lot in the community. I’ve got a collection of around 70 systems and close to 1,000 games. I stream games once in a while on Twitch when I have a large enough block of time, but that never seems to fall within a regular schedule.

I’m on Twitter and NintendoAge as shaneriley, and Twitch as shaneplaysgames. I also play Minecraft on occasion as shaneriley. I tend to know more about games for older systems, with my modern gaming knowledge falling into the indie level.

Looking forward to talking with everyone about all things gaming related!


#2

Hi Shane welcome to Strats! That’s an impressive gaming background and collection. What is your most “prized possession” in your many systems and games?


#3

Welcome aboard! And thanks for increasing our pool of old-school gamers. Droul and I aren’t alone lol.


#4

Yoohoo Nubs, when’s my next Evolve fix coming out :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#5

I’m not normally the type to pick favorites since my mood changes, but i can give you a few interesting items:

  • The Singer Izek sewing machine set complete with VHS tape (which I still need to record and upload to YouTube for Frank Cifaldi to archive)
  • Cheetahmen: The Creation (http://www.cheetahmengames.com/Cheetahmen-The-Creation.html)
  • Terranigma repro CIB from Timewalk Games just before they shut down
  • Famicom edition Gameboy Advance SP

I’m focusing on collecting NA release Nintendo handheld variants at the moment. I think I added 5 in the past month. I also completed my NES Pi custom system, which I still need to take some good photos of to post everywhere. That’s not exactly a piece of gaming history, but is still prized.


#6

Woah you have a copy of Cheetahmen? Impressive!

I didn’t recognize the sewing machine but after looking it up I am blown away at something like this. You use a Gameboy with this? What a strange and unique idea.

Was the Famicom SP released outside of Japan? I remember the NES version of the SP but not the Famicom colors


#7

I think there was a EUR version of the Famicom SP, but we never got it. I also have the NES GBA SP and the Famicom Game Boy Micro. I’m a sucker for the anniversary ones.

Yeah, the sewing machine comes with a teal Game Boy Color (full boxed retail version) and a cart with the sewing machine app on it. You hook it up via the link cable and choose predefined patterns to tell it to automatically sew. You can also type a limited number of characters in and have it embroider. I haven’t set it up yet, primarily because I haven’t used a sewing machine in almost 20 years.


#8

Welcome to the Dark side brother…


#9

Here’s a photo of that sewing machine. It’s not as out there as the knitting machine that Nintendo had demoed at an industry convention that would connect to a Nintendo, but it’s the weirdest thing that made it to the consumer. http://imgur.com/8KEltXV


#10

welcome! I hope we have lots of good conversations here!


#11

Welcome to Strats!!!


#12

Welcome! c:


#13

Glad to have you, Shane. I noticed your Starbound stuff before I saw the intro so I’m really excited to know another Starbound player. I played Terraria for a while, and loved Starbound, but it was too early to get into it. It’s been a while, so I might have to boot in and see what has changed.

Looking forward to seeing you around.


#14

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