Sunday, March 29, 2020

Outdated References 38: Without a Trace/Et in Arcadia Ego



This week, I would like to welcome Jules, the second half of the Rocket Reptiles Comic Duo, to the show as Russ, Adam and I chat about games we are playing during the Covid-19 quarantine, discuss Star Wars The Clones Wars episode "Without a Trace," and talk theories about first half of the Star Trek Picard season finale, "Et in Arcadia Ego." We go a bit long this week, but hey, most of you aren't going anywhere right? 
--Nathan


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Outdated References 37: Quarantine & Broken Pieces


Welcome! This episode, Adam and Russ started early because they started before me. (Thanks jerks.) But they chat on about Bloodshot and TP Talk! We also skip Star Wars The Clone Wars to focus on Star Trek Picard. So while you are stuck at home because of the quarantine, check out this episode and relax with three friends bs-ing.

--Nathan

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Outdated References 36: Wings of Kerradaks & Nepenthe


Fell a bit behind on editing, but fear not, this week, you will be getting shows dropping every three days. So this show is dropping now, the next episode will be available Thursday and then this week's episode will drop next Sunday. Hey, at least the show is appropriately named? Outdated... Get it?

Anyways, this episode has Russ, Adam and myself, Nathan, chatting on about "Star Wars The Clone Wars" Season 7 Episode 3, "On the Wings of Kerradks" and "Star Trek Picard" Season 1 Episode 7: "Nepenthe." We chat about some Mandolorian theories and gush over seeing the Troi-Riker Family once again. So sit back and relaxe and we raise the shields and secure your ears as you enjoy Outdated References Episode 36.

--Nathan

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Sega ST-V Cart Cases

I love displaying my arcade collection and for years, I been buying custom cases called Shockboxes for my Neo-Geo MVS carts. Southtown Homebrew have been my #1 go to site to beautify my bland MVS carts into something I can place onto a shelf and display with pride. Recently, I've been falling back into my arcade collecting and I decided to focus my attention onto my small Sega Titan Video game system (Sega ST-V) collection of carts. The ST-V arcade board set is basically a ROM cartridge based arcade level version of the Sega Saturn. So a lot of fast paced, fun, twitchy arcade games!

I've added several ST-V carts into my collection over the years and I was in need of boxing and displaying them on my shelf for organization. The ST-V cart are much smaller than SNK's Neo-Geo carts so, while I could use foam to take up the negative space inside a giant Shockbox, which I wasn't willing to do, since the Shockbox have gone up to $12 a piece. I basically had two choices: re-purposing some old EA's big Sega Genesis/Megadrive sport cases or use the Universal Combo Game Case.

Originally I used the EA Sega Genesis Sport cases, but I ended up using all of my (then) cheap Sports boxes for my Atomiswave carts. So when I when I went online to find some more cheap sports titles, I was actually a little surprised that these $1-2 sports titles nobody wanted a few years ago are now selling at $10-15 minimum. My only real CHEAP option was to buy the Universal Combo Game Case at about $1.50 each. So the choice was simple, I went to Southtown Homebrew and printed out the covers of the games I own and picked up some cases. The Universal Combo Game Case requires taking some wire cutters or a sharp box cutters to modify the inside of the case to make your Sega ST-V Cart fit. While it's not a perfect option, I like to think of it as a "close enough, why not?" option. 

I had one annoying issue with this whole process, not all of my game carts had covers to print off at Southtown and I waited patiently for, literally, years for someone to make covers for Golden Axe the Duel, Cotton Boomerang, Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty, and Astra Superstars. Because no one did, I figured I can take a crack at it. While my photoshopping skills are basic and I got really lazy on the back of the covers, I really like how these turned out. 

I will link to the both sizes for the Genesis/Megadrive case and the Universal Combo Game Case. Please feel free to improve on the design or make your own. I think I like making custom covers for the games and I can't wait to do more in the future.

--Nathan


Astra Superstars

Cotton Boomerang: 

Golden Axe the Duel


Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Outdated References 35: Bad Batch at Stardust City

I didn't intent this podcast to be a bi-weekly, but hey, here we are. Sometimes, life gets in the way but we here at Outdated References prevail over silly things like "family emergencies" and "work obligations." Pft, who needs responsibilities when we can talk about NEW Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Trek Picard! Join Russ, Adam and myself, Nathan, to a wonderful world of fanboy wankery. --Nathan

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Outdated References 129: Ms Marvel and More

  Sorry for the tardiness of this episode everyone. I've been super busy out of state and I finally have some time to edit this episode....