Thursday, September 8, 2011

New stuff, for GREAT deals.

I've managed to grab quite a bit of deals lately. I managed to grab Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for $15. Grabbed Bowsers inside story for another 14. I'm just missing one more..which is partners in time, and it'll be a complete set, awesome

I stopped at a local truck stop on Tuesday, only to find at the counter that they sell used games for only $4.99 . So everyone has to say...for that much? Must be crap. Even I thought the same thing..until I looked.
The Bouncer AND Phantom Brave??? Oh my goodness. This is an awesome deal. I checked both of them..they both need disc cleaning and the generic removal of stickers on the discs, but other than that, they are set to go in the collection pile!

Now, let me rant once again. The Retro Hunters rely on people to just give them stuff instead of work for it most of the time. Its a disgrace. But I finally went to Jerzy's house, and I was blessed. I seen so many old school games it was crazy. I was even a bit educated, as I was reorganizing over 200 NES games, I seen games I've never even heard of. It was crazy!
The highlight was the reward I got for alphabetizing her collection, setting the extras to the side for resale. I got to pick the extras I wanted, which was awesome! Most of these have the book and case for it. This is awesome.

The nintendo 64, controllers have been fixed, cleaned, repaired, and the new door is in, and it looks GREAT! (And at first I thought I didn't make too good of a deal..shame on me.)

And now I'm off to play Final Fantasy VIII, get some stuff done with it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Posting while I'm at college...

I'm in between classes, and a bit bored. So I thought I would make a post. So. I ended up getting the N64. It works, but the controllers are in need of serious cleaning, and it needs a new battery door. I ended up ordering a new battery door from Amazon, and the controllers will have to take some patience in cleaning. None the less, its on my ever so long to do list. And I might get it done. Years down the road.

I'm still playing Final Fantasy VIII, and I'm being a bit of an overachiever when it comes to this game. I'm on disc 2, and have already almost maxed out my current GF's abilities, and even aquired Odin and the Tonberry King, which people usually recommend on Disc 3. Such an over achiever. And I love it. I just really, really, like this game. Enough to probably put it on my PSP and play it that way too.

Nintendo's Ambassador program is looking very nice with its 3DS. I downloaded the first set of ten free games that comes with the program, and...I'm almost disappointed It looks awesome on the 3DS, don't get me wrong, but maybe its because I've played these games over and over and over. Ah well. It'll be good whenever I get my school stuff situated and actually bring it between classes in college.

Oh! I put Nier on a waiting list to be bought on said it would take up to six weeks to process. It shows up a week later. So that turned out pretty good. And the last thing. I was able to purchase Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga for $16 on eBay, like new with box, etc., So that turned out pretty well. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A rant, perhaps?

I guess people have their own agendas. But I figured game collectors should either be nice to either other or something. But I guess when you get your own facebook page, and so many fans, I guess you think you're too good to even say hi to someone. What am I saying?

I've been trying to get my little blog some publicity, and I figured since there was someone else out there doing the same thing, why not?
Apparently not. No comment back, Nothing. So I guess when you get someone to do custom logos for you, and a few hundred likes on Facebook, you quit being nice to the little gamers out there. So hell with it.

On to better news! On Wednesday, I finally scored my N64. Two controllers, four games. All for $15. The woman offered me $40, but I refused it. Came back a few days later, and she took my offer of $15. Awesome. I'll post pictures when I can. And I'll post the new games I received later!

Monday, August 8, 2011

A lot has changed.

This is where my games were being stored for a few weeks. I had to leave my home, and go back to living with the parents. It's not as bad as people may say, but I'm back to one little teeny tiny room.  (Yep. NES, and gaming posters that I had yet to frame or laminate.) But, this allows me to catch up on bills, and maybe sneak in a few opportunities on gaming. Getting a new house and what not comes first, but a distant second, is  my hobby.

So what have I done lately? I restarted playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadows. I finally managed to climb up Carmilla's castle, beat the crap out of her, and make it to the land of the dead. And have I not mentioned that this game is a solid 10 when it comes to cutscenes and graphics? Yes, yes. And it's not 59.99 anymore.. (Actually, I paid for the Limited Edition. Such a sucker for Castlevania.)

What have I added to the collection? These two bad boys. Got them at the Flea Market for $20. Tested, both works! So I'm contemplating a Gamecube for purchase, just to mod the crap out of it. That'll probably come soon in time. GameStop has it for $30. I can't beat that.

Now, even though this has only one day (roughly) left on it, if you're a gamer, then it's pure ethics just to support Child's Play. It's a way for gamers to help sick children in hospitals. I donated to "The Humble Indie Bundle" Donate an amount, get some sweet games to play. (Don't be a cheap ass, now.)

Last but not least, Rumor has it tomorrow that the 3DS will be going down in price a bit sooner at a certain retailer. I've been wanting one anyways, and since I can get in on the 10 extra free games and the discount? Yeah, I'm definitely in. I'll post pictures and what not when I go tomorrow after work.

All right. Til next time!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gaming isn't a hobby...

It's a lifestyle, a passion. Gaming is more than sitting behind the controller. Of course I'm guessing it just used to be just for entertainment. But think of the music, the art, and the story that follows with it now a days, (considering you don't play Call of Duty like a religion.)

So this blog post is entirely going to feature Final Fantasy. (Cole Upton, if you're reading, this is for you, man. And props to Brent for reading too!)

Okay. Final Fantasy was first made in 1987. It was SquareSoft's last attempt at making a successful game. Their previous games weren't making a lot of sales, so they tried "Final" Fantasy. Needless to say, it was a HIT. Tons of people liked it, and then there has been a lot of remakes and sequels to it. So that's the sum of it. Now, someone told me the other day that they NEVER played a Final Fantasy game. I was like, "WUT?!" So now I get to explain (with pictures!) Why Final Fantasy rocks, and why they should play it. Music, fellas!

Final Fantasy is a game that features turn based battles.  This is the first boss you fight in Final Fantasy for the NES. Simplistic, but its unique on its own. But would you expect them to be like this throughout the years? Of course not. It's only gotten better.

This is from Final Fantasy XIII. I haven't finished this one yet (But I'm 50 hours into it.) But it is simply an awesome revamped game that reminds me of how awesome the series is, where's it came from, and what has been made into better.

For anyone that wants to try to get into Final Fantasy without spending any money...there are ways. (Ahem. I can't go into details.) But I will say if you LEGALLY own a cart of Final Fantasy II for SNES, you can download the emulator and ROM of it. That's all I'm saying about that. But if you wanna try a Final Fantasy game and not be overbearing, the best bet is to try Final Fantasy II for SNES (It's actually IV..but its a long story.)

Final fantasy is great in all aspects. Story, Gameplay, depth. Just give it a try. Thats my recommendation.

Now to my gaming stuff. I got Final Fantasy VIII from the PSN store, and no wonders I've beat it eight times already. But I'm trying something different with this game. I'm trying to get all the Ultimate Weapons before the end of disc one (beside one character's, which is impossible until disc 3.) I'm 8 hours into the game (which the point I should be at would only take two hours.) The strategy is to play card games with the NPC's, convert the cards into items needed to refine into the items needed to get the weapons for the characters. I already have one character finished, just quite a few left to go. I'll probably try to put a large dent into the progress tonight.

How much do I like Final Fantasy VIII?

Enough to get an art shop in town to custom make and frame artwork for the game. I love it. So when I mean this is my favorite game of all time, and gaming is art and lifestyle, I mean it.

Til next time!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another week done.

I finally added two more games to the list. Ys one through three. So soon I plan on adding Ys Seven, Valkyria Chronicles 2, and a few others.

I finally beat inFamous! The ending was really twisted, but it really gears me up toward the sequel. Now to finish up something else....Hm. No idea. Thats it for this week!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I love progress, and a chance...

At some awesome video games. I have a bunch to cover! As you can see, the blog has been redesigned, and this is much better and I simply love it! The other design was nice, but it didn't match the purpose of the blog. So I might use it for later.

Now. Let me cover something that makes me super happy. Two years ago, I made a post HERE detailing that I bought Illusion of Gaia, cart only for 10 dollars at a flea market. Now, thanks to some digging and finding and buying...I GOT IT.
I got the manual and case for really cheap, so now
have a complete collection of this. Woot.

Now. You think I just completed one set? Please. During Father's day, my dad and I were scourging through my room, which he found the first game boy game I ever purchased, Pokemon Yellow. Sadly, it was not a complete set. Just the cart. Well, once again, I did a bit of searching..digging and what not..and look what I came up with.

Yes, yes. Another perfect set. Box, manual and insert for the game. This is now one of my more treasured games, since it was a first for me on the Game Boy. So this one will sit as a good trophy.

Now, lets cover what I've been playing. Ugh. Last I posted it was Monster Hunter, now I've taken a break from that. Thanks to the Playstation Network, I got to select four games, two for the PSP, two for the PS3. So I have been playing inFamous, and Dead Nation. At this rate, I'll never finish these games up. But thats okay. I'll do it one of these days.

Last thing. I did a favor for JerZy, who was looking for the Aria of Sorrow cart, informed me that she would like for me to help her organize her massive video game collection. And better yet..if she has doubles or triples of her rare complete sets (Which is very likely) I get to keep. I am more excited than a prostitute with a rich man...aha. I kid, I kid. But I am very excited. Two weeks from now, I should be able to get over there and help her organize. As a serious collector who loves his hobby...I'm glad to find someone else that shares the same. But this is a great opportunity!

I'll keep everyone posted!