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I'm the Community Playdate Manager for Destructoid. Looking to play some games with other Dtoiders? Check out the forums and watch the blogs and front page for all of the fun!

I guess I'm more "collector" than gamer these days. Sure I still play my 360/Wii/DS/3DS and so on, and I love them all, but I just don't have the free time to play them like I used to.

I started my gaming life on an old Atari 2600 that my dad bought us for Christmas. I used to frequent the local arcade (early 80's) and I have a passion for anything pinball.

You may not know this but I also help run the Xbox 360 FNF side of business on Dtoid. You can always host or find games to play here: Friday Night Fights Forum Thread

As of this update (1.09.2012) I currently have:

33 Consoles
47 Handhelds
1562 physical copies of various games
155 digital copies of games
Tons of other video game related items

I'm also a huge comic book nerd, here are some of my all-time favorites, in no particular order:


Cerberus the Aardvark


Groo the Wanderer


Howard the Duck


Usagi Yojimbo


BatMan

I also love music, all types really. If I had to pick a favorite album of all time I would have to go with:


The Cure: Disintegration. This album is perfect, from beginning to end.

My daughter is also a gamer of sorts, here she is lavishing in all of her Nintendo plushies:


Oh yea, did I mention that I love Pinball more than any other game ever? Because I totally do.


I also like to doodle when I'm bored, as seen below

I drew that when I was bored.

Sometimes, when I'm not gaming or collecting I'll post blogs, here are a couple recent ones:

ChillyBilly's Hidden Gems - Nano Assault

Tales from the Battlefield - Operation Rolling Hell

My Time so far with Battlefield 3

Take a gander at some of my previous haul blogs

Another ChillyBilly Haul - Occams the Enabler

Another ChillyBilly Haul. Lots and Lots of Nintendo

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Occams & Gareth & Law Oh My!

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles No Spam Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Spring Edition

Funktastic Sent Me A Package an Adventure in Awesome

My Mysterious Encounter with Lenigods Package

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Past 5 Months Part 2

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Past 5 Months Part One

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles This is Just Getting Stupid Now

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Atari Lynx! Atari Lynx!

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Summertime Collecting

Trading With Funktastic an Epic Tale

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles F.Y.E Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles April - May Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Florida Edition

The Very First "ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles"

My Post-Summer Christmas Haul

My Guide to Video Game Collecting

My Magnificent May Haul

My Epic Gaming Haul of Epicness

Sweet Goodwill Gaming Haul

My February - April Gaming Haul

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Ok folks, sit back and grab your popcorn, this ride is going to be long and epic.

Iíve been on one hell of a bargain hunt lately and I have been quite successful in my findings. Before we get to the good stuff let me just say this; the majority of these items were all found and bought at either a Goodwill store, Cash Converters, this little CD shop by my house or GameStop. I will try to post where I got each item and if it was a hell of a deal I will list the price paid.

Let the show begin!

I will start the tour with my Mario Galaxy pre-order coin:



Found this at a Goodwill store here in Chicago for $5.00 bucks.
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Next we have some current-gen games:


Ghost Squad for the Wii (found for $8.00 bucks at a used CD shop) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (bought new)
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Here are a couple of GameBoy Advance games I found:


Castlevania ($5.00 bucks)
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MegaMan 6: Cybeast Falzar ($6.00 bucks)
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Now on to my DS purchases:
Ok, some of these were bought new and the Henry Hatsworth is still wrapped, I just havenít had time to play it yet.


Legacy of Yís Book I & II (this was the Amazon.com gold deal last Monday)
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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (kind of disappointing) & Chrono Trigger (great game)
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Henry Hatsworth & Professor Layton
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Mario Kart DS and Metal Slug 7 (MS7 was 14.99 at GameStop during their big blowout sale)
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Dementium: The Ward and New Super Mario Bros. DS
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Retro Game Challenge (fucking awesome, go buy it) & Sonic Chronicles (not bad)
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Guitar Hero: On Tour ($10.00 bucks)
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This was a pretty nice find. I got this fella at Wolfís Flea Market (outside of Chicago) last weekend. Guy wanted $50.00 for it but after a few minutes of chatting he agreed to sell it to me for $35.00. I could kick myself though. The same guy also had an N64 in the box as well as an original Playstation in the box, both for $25.00 a piece. I have no idea why I didnít grab them.

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On to the old school games!!!!

First the Genesis goodness: (all of these were bought together in a lot from Goodwill for $12.00 dollars)


NHL 94, Madden í96 & Word Series Baseball
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X-Men
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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (xís 2)
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Toxic Crusaders & Cyborg Justice
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ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron
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The Lion King
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Sonic 3D Blast & Ex-Mutants
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Sonic 2
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NBA Jam
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Golden Axe II & Arch Rivals
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The Incredible Crash Dummies
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Beavis & Butthead
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Disneyís Aladdin
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Sega Genesis Six Pak
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Moving on from the Genesis we take a step even further back into gaming and arrive at the NES section.


Side Pocket & Kung Fu
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Super Mario 2 & Super Mario / Duck Hunt
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Excitebike and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
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Baseball & Tennis
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Goddamn Friday the 13th Bitches! (yea I know it sucks but I love it)
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Commando & 10-Yard Fight
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Now this is the really cool part, when I was going through the NES games I had found I noticed something sticking out of a couple of the NES sleeves that were holding Super Mario 2 and the Super Mario / Duck Hunt games.

In the sleeves were little notes, left by who I am assuming was the original game owner. Check it;


This was with Super Mario 2. Looks like someone was keeping notes on who to play for what level.
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This one was with the Super Mario / Duck Hunt game. Also on the NES sleeve the person wrote down when they started the game and when they finally beat it:

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Finding stuff like that makes collecting games all that more worth it.

Finally we have the last submission in my epic list of gaming goodness. This is by far the greatest find that I came across all month.

Nintendo 64 PLUS 14 Games, GameBoy Adapter & Memory Card: $19.99 at Goodwill


Here is the unit itself along with three controllers (the memory card is in one of the controllers)
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The GameBoy adapter and Memory Card
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Rainbow Six & Mario Golf
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Turok 2 & Toy Story
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron & JetForce Gemini
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Paper Mario & 1080 Snowboarding
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Battle Tanx & NFL Blitz
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Super Smash Brothers and 007: GoldenEye
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Pokemon Stadium & Army Men: Sargeís Heroes 2

So thatís pretty much it. I had to go out and buy a new shelf for all of my new stuff and maybe next month, when I update again I will post pictures of my complete set up.

Good Hunting!!

~CB



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