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Posted on 04-12-14 01:53 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
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VIZ: 481712
Donate your Games to Vizzed = Earn Viz for Special Features

My quest continues to obtaining physical copies of games for the Retro Game Room. I have a lot already but still a ton to go. Systems you could donate games for include Super Nintendo, Nintendo, any of the Game Boys, Nintendo 64, Genesis, Playstation, Nintendo DS, etc (basically anything).

Here's a few examples of items that you might want to earn Viz for:
15,000 Viz = Game Accelerator - Makes games download faster (for most people)
25,000 Viz = V-Machine item - Allows you to play any game without paying Viz (doesn't include cd games)
50,000 Viz = Playstation item - Allows you to play 400+ different Playstation games


Any game that is donated that I already own (or isn't retro) will be sold and all the money made from sold games will go toward expanding Vizzed. It costs a lot of money to keep this site up and I know a lot of users want to help out but don't have money to donate so this is a great opportunity, especially since a lot of you probably have games lying around that you don't plan to play anymore and may even need to make room for new games.


Respond to the following thread with a list of games you're willing to donate and I'll tell you how much Viz I'd give you for the games and I'll PM you the address to send the games to. The following thread also has more information on this offer.
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=58552

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 04-05-14 03:21 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
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VIZ: 481712
1 Million Posts (1,000,000)

Vizzed has just exceeded 1,000,000 posts! As a way to celebrate, I've made it so that posts are worth twice as much Viz for 1 week (until April 12th)! This also includes Threads, Reviews, Walkthroughs and Articles.

So how big of an accomplishment is 1 Million? Well we pulled it off in just under 10 years (the overall post count began on 12-06-04). The site was averaging around 100-200 posts per a day when this current Vizzed Board launched, now days it averages 400-500 posts a day. Now it may seem like the site's post count hasn't gone up very much since its launch but the 100-200 posts a day only lasted for the first few months of the site, after that the average was around 100 and it just kept dropping. At one point the site was averaging around 5 posts a day back in 2006 and there were even times when the site went more than 1 day without a single post. Things started picking up again in 2008 with 25-100 becoming the average and things really took off in 2009 when the Retro Game Room was added to the site.

A few fun facts:
-It took around 21,880 users to pull that off
-The 1 million posts on the site contain 56,871,406 words
-The average user post count is 45 (excluding non-posters)
-The average post size is 56 words
-The site has averaged 293 posts per a day since its launch
-The site has 75,625 threads which means the average thread has 13 replies
-The thread with the most replies is Corrupt-A-Wish! with 9,110 replies
-The biggest (non-copied) post with the most words is in The Children of Destiny thread with 30,507 words
-The thread with the most total likes is Tour de Vizzed: Winter 2014 = EideticMemory wins! with 83
-The thread with the most total dislikes is I've Decided to Auction This Forum with 23
-The post with the most likes is this one with 39 likes
-The post with the most dislikes is this one with 13 dislikes

Just like I did in the 1 Billion view count thread, I need to thank the staff (and the past staff too) for helping me keep this site under control and to help me keep the forum civilized. I'd also like to thank all the users who have posted and have helped make 1 Million posts possible. Not a lot of forums live long enough to ever reach 1 million posts so I'm pretty proud that Vizzed Board has been able to stick around long enough to pull it off.

1 Billion views was a huge accomplishment but I think 1 Million posts is an even bigger accomplishment because 1 Billion views can be done without a community but 1 Million posts can only be done with the help of an awesome and loyal community. Both Milestones are amazing though and we've been spoiled to witness both so close together. It's unfortunate that it'll be a very long time before we hit another huge significant milestone and even more unfortunate that a lot of the current active users wont be around for those milestones. This is not a time to think about that though, this is a time for party! A round of Vizzed Soda on me!






Join the party here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74645

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 04-05-14 01:08 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
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CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
15 Minute YouTube Video Limit

This affects those who record and upload videos to Vizzed with the RGR Plugin. Between now and October of 2014, the maximum length of videos is currently 15 minutes. If your video exceeds 15 minutes, you'll either want to upload it to your personal YouTube account or break the video into 15 minute parts.

This is because of a restriction YouTube placed on my account. For more information:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74527

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 04-02-14 12:04 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
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CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
RGR Competitions = Earn Viz

This months RGR Competitions

Video Competition: Best Weapon
What is the best weapon in a video game?
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74456

Speed Run Competition: Kid Icarus
See who can beat Kid Icarus the fastest
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74460

High Score Competition: Dr. Mario
See who can get the highest score in Dr. Mario
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74458

You can earn up to 10,000 Viz for each of the above competitions, so be sure to compete!




Last Months RGR Competition Results

Last months 'Video Game Music' Video competition results can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74487

Last months 'Donkey Kong Jr.' Speed Run competition results can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74462

Last months 'Bonk's Revenge' High Score competition results can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74461

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 04-01-14 11:59 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
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LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
Tour de Vizzed: Spring 2014 = Let the games begin!

The Spring Tour de Vizzed is here and can be found there:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74468


The team competition is going on here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74479


Each day there will be 4 Jerseys you can compete for:
Yellow Jersey: Most words in a day
Blue Jersey: Most posts in a day
Red Jersey: Biggest post in a day
Green Jersey: Most 30+ word posts in an hour


You can find more information there:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/controlpanel.php?category=help&help=terminology&name=Tour%20de%20Vizzed#Tour%20de%20Vizzed


You can find the Tour de Vizzed results page there:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/tourdevizzed.php

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 04-01-14 02:24 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
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CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
Nintendo is Buying Out Vizzed

Nintendo and Vizzed have been working together quietly for a while now and we've finally come to an agreement. The decision has been made that Nintendo will be purchasing the Vizzed name, company and domain. The game titled 'Vizzed Flash Bash' that Sega has been developing for Nintendo with Vizzed will continue development.

More information here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8yS5Oqv7Z0
(last edited by Davideo7 on 04-01-14 03:19 AM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 03-31-14 03:26 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
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VIZ: 481712
Spring 2014 Netplay Tournament: Bomberman '94 = Earn up to 100,000 Viz

I've got some updates regarding the Bomberman '94 Netplay Tournament.

I've extended the sign up deadline by a week! The tournament will now begin on Monday, April 7th.

I've also made the scheduling more flexible and removed Monday and replaced it with Friday. Users will be able to pick which days they want to play their matchup. This means that all you have to do is be available during 2 out of the 4 days that the matchups take place in order to participate. So if you're available during at least 2 of the following times and days, than you may enter:

Tuesday: 7 PM - 8 PM (central time)
Wednesday: 7 PM - 8 PM (central time)
Thursday: 7 PM - 8 PM (central time)
Friday: 7 PM - 8 PM (central time)

For more information and to sign up, go here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74087 (last edited by Davideo7 on 03-31-14 03:30 PM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 03-27-14 09:33 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
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CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
2014 Pokemon Osmium Grand Championship = Earn 100,000+ Viz

Two months ago, the successful Pokemon Osmium: The Game thread came to an end, but now it’s time for season 2 of the popular series in the form of the Pokemon Osmium Grand Championship. This time around, the game is much bigger, and so are the prizes.


Sign ups for the competition will last until April 4th 9PM server time and the competition will begin April 5th at Noon. Signing up is free for now, and you are all encouraged to participate in order to claim the top prize of at least 100,000 viz. What’s unique about this competition, is that the total prize pool will increase based on how much activity the game creates. If dozens of users sign up and actively participate, the total prize pool could easily hit 200,000 viz, and could even go as high as 500,000. Remember, the more active the game is, the higher the prize, and the more people will be rewarded.


The game will follow the structure of the original game which can be found here: http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=66425


You can sign up for the competition here: http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74129


To sign up, reply to the thread with your desired trainer name and starter Pokemon. Accepted Starter Pokemon are listed in the first post.


This is basically a Role Play where you battle other users, catch and train pokemon, battle gyms, and more. Every valid post mad during the contest and every in game action will get you a certain number of points, these points will be used to determine who the winners are. Specific instructions and rules will be posted after sign ups close, but will not vary too much from that of the original game.


If less than 16 users sign up, the competition will not begin, and if a certain level of activity is not met during each month of the competition, the minimum of 100,000 viz will be awarded. (Level of activity will be determined by number of participants.)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 03-22-14 02:28 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
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LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
Spring 2014 Netplay Tournament: Bomberman '94 = Sign up Now!

In this tournament we'll be playing Bomberman '94 for the Turbo Grafx. Each user will play 2 matchups a week. Each matchup could be any of the following:
-1-5 Player Free for All
-2 Players vs 2 Players
-1 Player vs 1 Player
-Other possible combinations


In each matchup the players will play until someone has won 5 games so a single matchup can take between 15-30 minutes. 1st place will get 7 points, 2nd place 5 points, 3rd place 3 points, 4th place 2 points and 5th place 1 point. Failure to show up to a matchup automatically results into 0 points.


Every week (except the first week) the 2 users (or more, depending on how many enter) with the lowest amount of points will be eliminated from the tournament. If there's a tie, both users will be eliminated.


For each matchup, the level you play and the time you play will be predetermined. All matches will take place at either 7 PM central time or 7:30 PM central time on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. If you are eliminated from the tournament for failing to show up to your matchups, you'll be placed on the tournament ban list which means you wont be able to participate in a netplay tournament until next year and you'll also be fined 10,000 Viz.


Requirements:
-You must be available between 7 PM - 8 PM central time Monday-Thursday nights
-You must live in the United States (unless you have had very little lag problems playing netplay with USA users)
-The RGR Plugin must work fine on your computer
-If you're on the ban list, you cannot enter. To see who is on the ban list, go here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=60334


Prizes:
1st = 100,000 Viz
2nd = 50,000 Viz
3rd = 25,000 Viz


Entry Fee: None
(since this is an elimination type tournament, I see no reason for an entry fee)


Signup ends and Tournament begins on Monday, March 31st.


If you want to enter, respond to this thread:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=74087 (last edited by Davideo7 on 03-22-14 02:36 PM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 03-20-14 12:19 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
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Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
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LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
RGR Competition Reminder = Earn Viz

This is a reminder to participate in this month's RGR competitions before the month is over.

Video Competition: Video Game Music
See who can find the best retro video game music
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73275

Speed Run Competition: Donkey Kong Jr.
See who can beat Donkey Kong Jr. the fastest
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73272

High Score Competition: Bonk's Revenge
See who can get the highest score in Bonk's Revenge
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73279

You can earn up to 10,000 Viz for each of the above competitions, so be sure to compete!

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 03-11-14 12:25 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
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Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
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LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
1 Billion Views (1,000,000,000)

Vizzed has just exceeded 1,000,000,000 views! As a way to celebrate, I made a new background for the site (many users hated the previous) and I've also made new icons for the Retro Game Room and the Video Game Room.

So how big of an accomplishment is 1 Billion? Well we pulled it off in just under 10 years (the view count began on 12-06-04). The site was averaging around 3,500 views per a day when this current Vizzed Board launched, now days it averages 1,500,000 views per a day. Not many sites publicly display their view count these days but out of the ones that do, I can't imagine too many sites exceeding 1 Billion views.

So how many people did it take to pull that off? Using my Google Analystics data, I've estimated that nearly 30 million unique users have used this site since it launched. 13+ million of those unique visitors have been from the United States which means around 4% of the USA's population has visited Vizzed.com at least once in their life.

Like always, I need to thank the staff for helping me keep this site active. As the site generates more and more traffic, it also demands more and more hours to keep under control.

Help celebrate this achievement, post in the celebration thread here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73659
(last edited by Davideo7 on 03-11-14 12:36 AM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 03-01-14 11:07 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
POST EXP: 2034133
LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
RGR Competitions = Earn Viz

This months RGR Competitions

Video Competition: Video Game Music
See who can find the best retro video game music
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73275

Speed Run Competition: Donkey Kong Jr.
See who can beat Donkey Kong Jr. the fastest
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73272

High Score Competition: Bonk's Revenge
See who can get the highest score in Bonk's Revenge
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73279

You can earn up to 10,000 Viz for each of the above competitions, so be sure to compete!
(last edited by Davideo7 on 03-01-14 11:08 AM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 02-26-14 12:30 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
POST EXP: 2034133
LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
RGR Competition Reminder = Earn Viz

There's only a few days left to compete in this month's RGR competitions. Due to the lack of participation in these competitions so far, anyone still has a shot to win any of these.

This months RGR Competitions

Screenshot Competition: Pokemon Dark Rising: Catch em All
See who can catch the most Pokemon in Pokemon Dark Rising
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72112

Speed Run Competition: Aldynes
See who can beat Aldynes the fastest
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72109

High Score Competition: Clu Clu Land
See who can get the highest score in Clu Clu Land
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72108

You can earn up to 10,000 Viz for each of the above competitions, so be sure to compete!

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 02-24-14 06:20 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
POST EXP: 2034133
LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
Pokemon Rom Hacking Competition = Vote Now!

Last summer I started a Pokemon Rom Hacking competition where users could win and earn money by creating hacks for Vizzed:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=62280

That competition has finally come to an end and now has entered a 3 month long voting period (May 21st is when it ends). You can find all of the hacks that were submitted to this competition (and qualify) here:
http://www.vizzed.com/playonlinegames/index.php?sort=best&search=Pokemon&publisher=Vizzed

That URL displays all of the games in order of which is currently considered "the best", and that's how we'll choose which rom hack wins the competition ("best" = rating * vote count). Feel free to play each of the 6 games that were entered and be sure to rate each game that you play.

Even though it's too late to submit hacks to this competition, if you're interested in learning how to create your own Pokemon rom hacks and want to submit them to Vizzed.com, you can find out how to do so here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=60387

If you have any questions or feedback, please ask in this thread:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=73089 (last edited by Davideo7 on 02-24-14 06:36 PM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
Last Post: 16176 days
Last Active: 16176 days

Posted on 02-21-14 04:02 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
Davideo7
Level: 270


POSTS: /31485
POST EXP: 2034133
LVL EXP: 326579872
CP: 25027.5
VIZ: 481712
Buy, Sell and Trade Video Games on Vizzed - Update!

UPDATE: My list mostly complete now, it contains all of the games and systems that I own and all that I have for sale as well. It's missing some accessories which I'll get added in later. I've also extended the 20% off deadline to next Tuesday since that's when I'll be putting my stuff up for sale on Amazon and Ebay (I'll make a separate announcement when I do that).



Vizzed doesn't earn the income that it use to, the site has taken 2 revenue drops over the past few years which has left me with very little to no budget to expand the site in certain directions that I want to expand and it has also left me with no budget to get more plugin updates. I also have to come up with a lot of money between now and April so I think this thread will help out.



Selling Video Games
As many of you know, I've got a huge game collection and I've been expanding it for years. I rarely buy games at full price so this allows me to expand faster and to make a small profit for the site when I resell doubles or games that I don't need to own. What this means is that I'm selling real physical games for real physical money if anyone is interested in buying any of the games that I'm selling.

I currently have 500+ games for sale for systems including DS, GB, GBC, GBA, GC, GG, N64, NES, PS2, PSX, SNES, Wii, X360, XB and more. I still have a few more games to add to my for sale collection and I still have to add systems and accessories so hopefully my collection will be up to date by Wednesday.

If there are any games that I have for sale that you're interested in buying, either PM me or respond to this thread (I'll respond quicker if you reply to this thread). I'll give a 20% discount for any game you buy between now and February 20th and I'll offer free shipping if you buy more than $25 worth of games (free shipping offer not available to users who live outside of the United States). I haven't listed anything for sale on Ebay or Amazon yet but I will in 5 days.

You can find a list of games that I have for sale with their prices and details here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/profile.php?id=1&profile=collection&filter=sell



Buying Video Games
I've got a small budget to buy games if anyone is interested in selling games that they no longer need or use. I'll buy almost any game for any system. If it's a retro game that I don't own, I'll probably add it to my personal collection (since my ultimate goal is to have a copy of every game in the RGR) and if it's a more modern game or a game I already do own, I'll sell the game and put the profit toward the site.

Simply respond to this thread letting me know which games you're interested in selling to me. I'll buy the games from you for 40% of what their worth in real money (and 60% of what their worth in Viz) and if it's a game in my wishlist, I'll give you 50% of what their worth (more info about that below). If you want just Viz, I can pay you in Viz (remember, US $1 = 1000 Viz). I can either pay you with Paypal or order something online for you.

If my offer seems unfair, let me explain how it's actually a good deal. Most game stores and companies give you far less than that when you trade in your games, they usually only give you around 25% of what your games are worth. Also, there needs to be enough room for me to make a profit, especially considering there's various fees involve (amazon or ebay fees), getting the games professionally cleaned, shipping material fees, time and labor involved in testing the games, taking pictures of them, listing them for sale, shipping them up and taking them to the post office, etc.

You can find out what your games are worth by either using the Video Game Room or this handy tool:
http://www.vizzed.com/priceguide/collection.php
(You would save us both time if you added the games to your collection that you want to sell me)



Trading Video Games
I'm also willing to trade games if you want games on my for sale list and if I have games on my wishlist that you own. I currently have 65 games in my wishlist for systems including 3DS, DS, GBA, GC, N64, NES, PS2, SNES, SS, Wii, X360 and XB. The games you want from my collection have to be around the same value as the games you're offering me from my wishlist (the trade should either be fair or in my favor).

You can find out what games are in my wishlist here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/profile.php?id=1&profile=wishlist



Do you want to buy, sell or trade with other users?
You can use the Vizzed Market to make trades and deals with other users. If you have games for sale, games to trade or a list of games you want to buy, feel free to make a thread there.

You can find the Vizzed Market here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/forum.php?id=16



Find out what your Game Collection is worth
You can keep track of all the games you own and also find out what your entire game collection is worth by adding games to your Game Collection. You can do so by either searching for the games in the Video Game Room or by using the Batch game look tool which I provided a link to above (if you use the tool, be sure to click the 'Add games to collection' button once you're done).

If you want to see my game collection (missing around 20% of my collection but I'll get everything added by Wednesday) you can view it here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/profile.php?id=1&profile=collection
(I might make a youtube video showing my entire collection a week from now if users are interested)



If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please respond to this thread:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72782
(last edited by Davideo7 on 02-21-14 04:03 PM)

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David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
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Posted on 02-07-14 05:54 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
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VGR Updates: Systems & Hardware Added, More Games & Content, More Features, etc

I've spent the past few days adding a bunch of awesome features to the Video Game Room.



Systems, Controllers & Accessories Added
The Video Game Room now includes Systems, Controllers and Accessories. A lot of them currently have no price data and most of them have no images but that'll change in the near future. There's also a lot of hardware missing so if you notice something that needs to be added, contact the RGR Staff.

The pages for video game hardware will basically be the same as a game page except with a few features missing. You'll be able to see prices, a rarity score, ebay listings and you'll be able to add them to your Game Collection and Wishlist. You'll also be able to review them, make comments on them, make threads about them and submit content to them.

To me personally, this is an awesome update and one I've been wanting to make since I opened up the Video Game Room. The video game systems are just as important to retro gaming and game collectors as the games themselves and the controllers & accessories are nostalgic as well.

The following search will display just hardware in the Video Game Room:
http://www.vizzed.com/videogames/index.php?noRetail=true&noDigital=true



Video Game Room Filters and Additional Details
You can now have the VGR search filter your results. You can have it so that it doesn't return Digital Games, Retail Games and/or Hardware. You can also have it show just Hardware, to do this you'll want to first click 'X Digital Games' and than on the new page you'll want to than click 'X Retail Games' and than you'll be seeing Systems, Controllers and Accessories only.

The search results of the VGR will show whether a listing is a Game or a Hardware. If it's a game, it'll also let you know what type of game it is (for example, Arcade Game, Indie Game, eShop Game, PSN Game, etc).

Here's an example of a Hardware search:
http://www.vizzed.com/videogames/index.php?noDigital=true&noRetail=true



More Content and Systems Added
Over the past few months, the RGR Staff and myself have invested many hours to adding content and graphics to the games of the VGR. Many hours have also been spent sorting through ebay listings so that the prices displayed on the game pages are as accurate as we can get them. The staff have also been working hard to get the latest games added.

I've also added few systems lately, which include CD-i, N-Gage, Odyssey 2, Neo Geo CD and a few others.

You can find a full list of Game Systems in the VGR here:
http://www.vizzed.com/videogames/browse.php?sort=system



Game Collection Profile Updated
The Game Collection of your profile now only displays up to 10 games per a system but offers a link that you can click which will quickly display the rest of the games you own for that system. For users like myself who have a lot of games in their collection, having them all displayed by default made it hard to navigate the page, with this update you can navigate and search for games more quickly.

The Game Collection displays any accessories, controllers or systems that you add to your collection. The listings for each system will be separated based on what it is and all hardware will have an initial next to it specifying what it is.

You can view my Game Collection to see an example of these updates:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/profile.php?id=1&profile=collection
(Note: I have yet to add my entire collection to my vizzed profile)



Collection Grade
Your collections are now given a Grade based on all of the rarity scores of your game collection. Each game in the VGR has a rarity score which is based on how often that specific game or hardware appears on ebay. So you can get a grade from anywhere between an F to an A+ (A+ being near impossible to get).

You can find more information regarding the Video Game Rarity Guide here: http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72196



Other various fixes and updates
You should also notice a bunch of other little fixes and updates here and there through the Video Game Room. One of those updates includes 3D box art for all of the systems (previously, the 3D model only displayed for a few systems).



If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know in this thread:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72298

Chuck
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Posted on 02-02-14 03:01 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
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RGR Competitions = Earn Viz --- CP VCS = Earn Staff Position or Forum

This months RGR Competitions

Screenshot Competition: Pokemon Dark Rising: Catch em All
See who can catch the most Pokemon in Pokemon Dark Rising
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72112

Speed Run Competition: Aldynes
See who can beat Aldynes the fastest
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72109

High Score Competition: Clu Clu Land
See who can get the highest score in Clu Clu Land
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72108

You can earn up to 10,000 Viz for each of the above competitions, so be sure to compete!




Last Months RGR Competition Results

Last months 'Hardest Game Completion' MEGA Video competition results can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72135

Last months 'Super Mario Bros 2' Speed Run competition results can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72134

Last months 'Sonic the Hedgehog' High Score competition results can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72133




CP VCS = Earn Staff Position or Forum

The seasonal CP VCS edition competition is going on this month and for the first time ever, users have a shot at renting their own forum on vizzed and being awarded a staff position. Here are the prizes:
1st. 50,000 Viz or Offered a Staff Position* or a Rented Forum
2nd. 25,000 Viz or Offered a Staff Position*
3rd. 10,000 Viz or Offered a Staff Position*
4th. 2500 Viz
5th. 1000 Viz
*Only members with positive Trust Points qualify

The CP VCS is a competition where the top 10 users each day that earned the most CP get points toward the competition so the competition involves doing things for the site including taking screenshots, submitting videos, writing reviews, referring people to the site, posting, writing walkthroughs and so much more. You can find a list of ways to earn CP here: http://www.vizzed.com/boards/contributionpoints.php

TIP: The 2 best ways of earning CP are Writing Walkthroughs (the bigger, the most CP you get) and by recording videos with the RGR Plugin and submitting them to the site and site's YouTube channel.

The official February 2014 VCS CP thread can be found here:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=72073

Chuck
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Posted on 01-25-14 09:51 PM tRIUNE is Offline      
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New Games Added to the RGR

For the past five months in any free time I've found, I've been adding games to the Retro Game Room, which has accumulated into quite a list. Close to 450 games have been added in the past five months.

If you're looking for a new game to play, or a new hack, check out the list:
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=71579

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Posted on 01-21-14 12:53 AM Davideo7 is Offline      
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Donate your Games to Vizzed = Earn Viz for Special Features

My quest continues to obtaining physical copies of games for the Retro Game Room. I have a lot already but still a ton to go. Systems you could donate games for include Super Nintendo, Nintendo, any of the Game Boys, Nintendo 64, Genesis, Playstation, Nintendo DS, etc (basically anything).

Here's a few examples of items that you might want to earn Viz for:
15,000 Viz = Game Accelerator - Makes games download faster (for most people)
25,000 Viz = V-Machine item - Allows you to play any game without paying Viz (doesn't include cd games)
50,000 Viz = Playstation item - Allows you to play 380+ different Playstation games


Any game that is donated that I already own (or isn't retro) will be sold and all the money made from sold games will go toward expanding Vizzed. It costs a lot of money to keep this site up and I know a lot of users want to help out but don't have money to donate so this is a great opportunity, especially since a lot of you probably have games lying around that you don't plan to play anymore and may even need to make room for new games.


Respond to the following thread with a list of games you're willing to donate and I'll tell you how much Viz I'd give you for the games and I'll PM you the address to send the games to. The following thread also has more information on this offer.
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=58552 (last edited by Davideo7 on 01-21-14 01:00 AM)

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
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Posted on 01-15-14 04:11 PM Davideo7 is Offline      
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RGR Competition Reminder = Earn Viz and $ Cash $

This months RGR Competitions

MEGA Video Competition: Hardest Game Completion
See who find and beat the hardest game and record it
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=70614

You can earn up to US $50 or 75,000 Viz in the above competition, so be sure to compete!

Speed Run Competition: Super Mario Bros 2
See who can beat Super Mario Bros 2 the fastest
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=70613

High Score Competition: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
See who can get the highest score in Sonic the Hedgehog 2
http://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=70612

You can earn up to 10,000 Viz for each of the above competitions, so be sure to compete!

Chuck
David Auchampach Owner/Founder/Coder/etc
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Owner
Role: Founder, Developer, Advertiser, Mod, Investor, etc

Since: 12-06-04
From: Wisconsin
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