Retro

Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Rats and Nostalgia Trip’s


Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.

At the time of this writing, I can say that have really become bored with a majority of the newer games being released right now. And while playing video games on my PlayStation 3 and PC are great, there’s something about the games now coming out lately that just don’t grab my attention. While most are excited with the newest HD/3D graphics this or motion controlled that, I feel like something is just missing from them sometimes. I’ve actually cancelled a majority of the pre-orders I had for some newly released games, and with the reception some have received, it seems I might have saved a couple a good amount of money. So lately, I’ve been going back to my past. Way further than before.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Ninja’s and Dangerous Girls Edition

Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.

PlayStation One games are probably the easiest thing for me to collect right now. While I would love to begin buying old 8 and 16-bit cartridge games such as Mario and the Seven Stars, Star Tropics or the original Streets of Rage collection, I sadly wouldn’t have anything to play them on. The back connection where you insert the power adapter for my SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) broke about a year and a half after I originally had it and my original Nintendo was lost years ago. I have heard of third party systems that play multiple series, or generations of games in one machine, but I am always cautious about them. For the relatively somewhat cheap prices they sell for sometimes, I wonder exactly how much of that money is actually put towards quality. But I’ve been really wanting to play some of those old classics again.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – JRPG Overload Edition

Some people collect stamps, others coins. I collect video games.

In my last entry I mentioned that I picked up a Sony PlayStation 2 that I had to make a bit of a special trip for. Still sealed and unopened, which some people were selling close to over two-hundred dollars and more on eBay, I purchased it at the retailers price of $99.99. And this would actually come in handy because it seems that now according to my brother, the opened slim PS2 is now experiencing, shall we say “technical difficulties”. Plus it’ll also help me play a few games I picked up earlier in the year. So for this next entry, I’m going to need to go into the past. Not that far, but to the beginning of 2012 at least.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Millions Sold, But Could Not Be Found


Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.

When something is undoubtedly a success, you can believe that it will be marketed for availability to everyone. Movies, music and even video games; in this case consoles specifically. So you would think that something that is considered one of, if not “The”, most popular consoles ever in history wouldn’t be that hard to find. You’d think.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Spontaneous Lesson Learned

Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.

It’s funny when life imitates art, especially when its comedy like in this case. I enjoy the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. If you’ve ever seen the show, there’s a particular episode called “The Nerdvana Annihilation” where one of the main characters named Leonard Hofstadter bids $800 on a whim for what he thinks is a prop from the classic 1960 movie The Time Machine. Getting close the end of the auction, he hopelessly waited for eBay snipers to come and outbid him because that’s usually what they do.  They wait until almost the last minute, or couple of seconds, on eBay and other sites to place their bid, so you basically have no time to counter the offer. It’s called Sniping. Well, he ends up winning the auction because no one else bid on the auction and now is faced with paying the $800 amount and getting something that he didn’t think he would. Can you see more or less where this story is going?
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