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#5021 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

I remember playing offroad in the arcade as a kid.

 

When I went in the girl that was working there gave me a free comp play on a pin ball machine as it was my first visit.  Can't remember which one it was, but at one point it had 3 pinballs going at once. I had never had to play 3 balls at once. It was pretty intense. I will def go back and do some pinball.



#5022 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:49 PM

 I had never had to play 3 balls at once.

 

...said the actress to the bishop.

 

Myself, I'd love to see Radar Scope, Dig Dug and Defender. I heard they are getting the old 1970s Sea Wolf game. I love those ancient electro-magnetic games.


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#5023 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

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#5024 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:59 PM

...said the actress to the bishop.

 

Myself, I'd love to see Radar Scope, Dig Dug and Defender. I heard they are getting the old 1970s Sea Wolf game. I love those ancient electro-magnetic games.

 

They had Defender. I think it was a very early version or something. But I remember seeing an arcade game down there with the name Defender on the top with some other words. I didn't get a pic of it because too many people were standing in front of it.



#5025 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

With X-Box, Playstation etc. nearly every game uses the same controller. The thing I like about these old cabinet games is each game has a custom set of controls. Like the tank game above has twin joysticks you manipulate to move around and dodge shots. Ironically, tank manufacturers have been changing the control interface in real tanks to resemble Playstation controls in order to be more familiar to potential recruits.


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#5026 Mattjvd

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

With X-Box, Playstation etc. nearly every game uses the same controller. The thing I like about these old cabinet games is each game has a custom set of controls. Like the tank game above has twin joysticks you manipulate to move around and dodge shots. Ironically, tank manufacturers have been changing the control interface in real tanks to resemble Playstation controls in order to be more familiar to potential recruits.

A lot of small armed and bomb disposal robots use xbox controlers. Why make your own interface when you can buy of off the shelf from Microsoft for $60?


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#5027 Citified.ca

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:34 AM

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Evergreen Centre, situated at 6660 Sooke Road in the heart of Sooke's village core, will play a larger role in the town's retail make-up following its acquisition by an Ontario-based firm. The new owners envision additional retail opportunities and dining options.

 

Sale of Sooke’s Evergreen Centre to Ontario firm will bring big changes to the town core

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#5028 grantpalin

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:37 PM

Memory Express is opening next Friday.

We are pleased to announce that our new Memory Express Victoria location will open starting next Friday, December 7th!!!

 

Memory Express Victoria

Unit 2, 2680 Blanshard Street

Victoria, BC V8T 5E1

 

Store Hours

Mon-Fri: 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Sat: 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

 

 

https://twitter.com/...278507195654144



#5029 grantpalin

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:02 PM

The new Purdy's Chocolate storefront is open in the Bay Centre's centre court.



#5030 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:21 PM

Crabtree & Evelyn has filed for bankruptcy and will be liquidating its stores. The two Victoria locations are downtown (Fort Street side of the Bay Centre) and Hillside Mall.

Hillside can’t seem to catch a break, it seems...

#5031 Hotel Mike

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:34 PM

Yes, I just noticed the Purdy's location today at the mall. I think they've made a good move, as that corner is now quite visible.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#5032 sdwright.vic

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:29 PM

^and higher traffic!
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#5033 UDeMan

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:04 PM

[quote name="Hotel Mike" post="470354" timestamp="1543883669"]

Yes, I just noticed the Purdy's location today at the mall. I think they've made a good move, as that corner is now quite visible


Perfect location, grab some chocolate gifts then head over to la senza and grab some other gifts. They just need a wine store for the perfect date night
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#5034 lanforod

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:32 AM

[quote name="Hotel Mike" post="470354" timestamp="1543883669"]

Yes, I just noticed the Purdy's location today at the mall. I think they've made a good move, as that corner is now quite visible


Perfect location, grab some chocolate gifts then head over to la senza and grab some other gifts. They just need a wine store for the perfect date night

 

There is a BC Liquor store there too  :1954_dancing:



#5035 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:33 AM

There's a BC Liquor Store at the mall?


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#5036 lanforod

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:40 AM

at Hillside, yep, has been for a couple years. beside the food court



#5037 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:45 AM

Oh, right!


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#5038 shoeflack

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:46 AM

at Hillside, yep, has been for a couple years. beside the food court

 

The talk of the Purdy's move was in reference to the Bay Centre location.



#5039 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:50 AM

Ah, ok I know what I was getting confused.


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#5040 lanforod

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:55 AM

Lol, me too.



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