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  1. Knobbe

    Week 15 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Los Angeles Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs Houston Texans @ New York Jets--Saturday Afternoon Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos--Saturday Night Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons Detroit Lions @ Buffalo Bills Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears Oakland Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys @ Indianapolis Colts Miami Dolphins @ Minnesota Vikings Tennessee Titans @ New York Giants Washington Redskins @ Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Baltimore Ravens Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles @ Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers
  2. Knobbe

    Lincoln, NE - Tecmo Lincoln 9

    Signup -> https://tecmobowl.org/lincoln Discussion
  3. For as long as I can remember I have never thought that the official North American release day for Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES was known. Wikipedia, your encyclopedia in the cloud has always listed the North American release as "December, 1991" while listing a very specific "December 13th, 1991" for the Japanese release. Any other sort of internet deep dive would come up with the same result: no one listed the specific day on which this game was released. Try searching for "Tecmo Super Bowl release date" on Google or Bing now. The result is quite different because wikipedia is now different. I had noticed back in Oct of 2018 that the Tecmo Super Bowl Wikipedia page had been updated with the North American release day. Anyone can update a Wikipedia page and anyone can view what has been changed and who changed it. It's possible to create an account on Wikipedia and this will show you what pages or talk has come from this specific user. If you don't create an account, you can still update a page but the site will list your IP address instead. On Dec 10 of 2017 someone updated the release date of Tecmo Super Bowl from December of 1991 to Friday, December 13th, 1991 The updated user wasn't a registered account on Wikipedia so the IPv6 address "2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F" was credited for the update. This is an address registered through AT&T and unless there is some other record associated with this address around this time there is no way to trace this short of having AT&T search through there records for it. When you drill down into the contributions of this user, you find a pattern: This person, or bot, systematically updated 23 different game release dates over the course of an hour on Dec 10, 2017. One could surmise from this list of completely random games that this was the work of someone with a general interest in NES games, not a Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast. Why were these particular games selected and if someone did have a list of releases dates for video game in North America 25+ years ago where exactly did they get it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F At the end of the day though the question remains: Was Tecmo Super Bowl released on Dec 13, 1991? The answer is doubtful and let me explain why. Tecmo was a Japanese company and like many while they maintained a office in the U.S. most were headquartered out of Japan. If you look through dates for video game releases you'll see a couple of things. Japanese video games are most often released on a Monday or a Friday US releases rarely, if ever, occur on the same calendar day as the Japanese release. It makes sense for a release to occur before a weekend, right? Friday before a weekend seems the most logical as a person might purchase the game with the intent of playing it for the weekend. You'll see that December 13, 1991 is a Friday. However, while it is Friday in Japan it's actually Thursday in the US. As you start to find some games with actual release dates in the US you'll see Thursday and my guess would be because this is Friday to the bosses back in Japan. If there was an official release date for Tecmo Super Bowl that paralleled the Japanese release, it would most likely be Thursday, Dec 12, 1991. It's most probable though that even though this would have been a very highly anticipated sequel worthy of an official release date that the company most likely shipped product to retailers to be sold upon arrival. While unsatisfying, "December, 1991" probably is most accurate. I would welcome any sort of help in answering this question and please comment on this article or send an email to [email protected] View full article
  4. For as long as I can remember I have never thought that the official North American release day for Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES was known. Wikipedia, your encyclopedia in the cloud has always listed the North American release as "December, 1991" while listing a very specific "December 13th, 1991" for the Japanese release. Any other sort of internet deep dive would come up with the same result: no one listed the specific day on which this game was released. Try searching for "Tecmo Super Bowl release date" on Google or Bing now. The result is quite different because wikipedia is now different. I had noticed back in Oct of 2018 that the Tecmo Super Bowl Wikipedia page had been updated with the North American release day. Anyone can update a Wikipedia page and anyone can view what has been changed and who changed it. It's possible to create an account on Wikipedia and this will show you what pages or talk has come from this specific user. If you don't create an account, you can still update a page but the site will list your IP address instead. On Dec 10 of 2017 someone updated the release date of Tecmo Super Bowl from December of 1991 to Friday, December 13th, 1991 The updated user wasn't a registered account on Wikipedia so the IPv6 address "2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F" was credited for the update. This is an address registered through AT&T and unless there is some other record associated with this address around this time there is no way to trace this short of having AT&T search through there records for it. When you drill down into the contributions of this user, you find a pattern: This person, or bot, systematically updated 23 different game release dates over the course of an hour on Dec 10, 2017. One could surmise from this list of completely random games that this was the work of someone with a general interest in NES games, not a Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast. Why were these particular games selected and if someone did have a list of releases dates for video game in North America 25+ years ago where exactly did they get it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F At the end of the day though the question remains: Was Tecmo Super Bowl released on Dec 13, 1991? The answer is doubtful and let me explain why. Tecmo was a Japanese company and like many while they maintained a office in the U.S. most were headquartered out of Japan. If you look through dates for video game releases you'll see a couple of things. Japanese video games are most often released on a Monday or a Friday US releases rarely, if ever, occur on the same calendar day as the Japanese release. It makes sense for a release to occur before a weekend, right? Friday before a weekend seems the most logical as a person might purchase the game with the intent of playing it for the weekend. You'll see that December 13, 1991 is a Friday. However, while it is Friday in Japan it's actually Thursday in the US. As you start to find some games with actual release dates in the US you'll see Thursday and my guess would be because this is Friday to the bosses back in Japan. If there was an official release date for Tecmo Super Bowl that paralleled the Japanese release, it would most likely be Thursday, Dec 12, 1991. It's most probable though that even though this would have been a very highly anticipated sequel worthy of an official release date that the company most likely shipped product to retailers to be sold upon arrival. While unsatisfying, "December, 1991" probably is most accurate. I would welcome any sort of help in answering this question and please comment on this article or send an email to adm[email protected]
  5. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    Yeah couldn't you see the Cowboys, Seahawks, or Bears making a run at this thing? If San Diego showed up and looked good in KC (they wouldn't even need to win) that would cetainly be big to me.
  6. Who won the Mega Man race @arncoem
  7. Congrats to @oklahoma for taking home #1 over the man running the show @arncoem with @Ranatoro clocking in at #3 "Cape Cod Lenny" #4 and @tadaos #5 Final 8 CT Tecmo - final 8 1) Rantarro 2) Tadaos 3) turBO 4) Degeorge 5) Arncoem 6) Jim Teta 7) Lenny (cape cod MA) louis
  8. Knobbe

    Week 14 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers @ Cleveland Browns Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers New York Giants @ Washington Redskins Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans Cincinnati Bengals @ Los Angeles Chargers Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers @ Oakland Raiders Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams @ Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks
  9. Knobbe

    Week 13 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Rivers just announced he's going to have his 9th kid. They had the scoring they needed to beat the Steelers.
  10. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    You could potentially cut down on some of the domestic violence in the league by adding having to listen to Booger McFarland as part of the NFL mandated punishment
  11. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    I don't know man the Bengals went 11 years in a row .500 or worse before Lewis came along. You look down the road at the Cleveland and see how much worse it could be
  12. You're not Palek you actually have to sign up
  13. Knobbe

    Week 13 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Baltimore Ravens @ Atlanta Falcons Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals Los Angeles Rams @ Detroit Lions Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins Chicago Bears @ New York Giants Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars Cleveland Browns @ Houston Texans New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders Minnesota Vikings @ New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawk Los Angeles Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles´╗┐
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