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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

What's it like to be me? Imagine a thousand people throwing a party inside of your head, and you're stuck outside without a ticket.
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7:47 PM on 05.30.2009

My Magnificent May Haul

So another month comes to an end and with it comes a new blog. The month of May for me was a rather sweet month. I found tons of good stuff, lots of retro (some REALLY retro) stuff as well as some new goodies.

Before we get to the good stuff I just want to say that this will probably be the last “Haul” blog that I write until the end of the summer, the company I work for just had a big layoff this past Friday and while I feel my job is secure I don’t want to make any big purchases until I know for sure, which will be more towards the end of August-ish.

Now, on to the good stuff!

I'll start with the retro stuff first:

Behold and feast your eyes on the Monteverdi TV Sports 825:




This bad boy cost me a whopping FIVE DOLLARS!!!! Oh and it works, like a charm
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Next we have the VictorMaxx Virtual Reality Stuntmaster headset.




I got this from Goodwill for 10 bucks. The strap is broken in one spot but is an easy fix. The whole unit works great and for those who are not familiar with what this is or what it does here ya go: The VictorMaxx Virtual Reality Stuntmaster would hook up to your Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis so that you could play your games in private in a “virtual reality” setting. Basically there are just two small lcd screens inside that bulky 5 pound monstrosity.
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This was a neat little find:


Working portable Space Invaders game.
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Here is some more retro goodness for all of you old school gamers:

Pac-Man plush with ghost in mouth. Nice.
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Ok, time to move in to the more current stuff:


My GameBoy carryall. This fella came with 7 GameBoy games and a working Gameboy.
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Speaking of GameBoy, here are the games that it came with:


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Since we’re on the subject of Nintendo, sorta….For Memorial Day me and the family traveled north to visit my dad, while I was there he bestowed on to me one of the greatest gaming hauls/finds that I have ever had. Here we go:


















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Oh yea, he also had some Super Nintendo games as well:









Yea, my dad pretty much rocks.
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Here are the Sega Genesis finds that I lucked out on:







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Another NES title that was NOT given to me by my dad:

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A couple of Nintendo 64 games:


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PS, PS2 and Xbox finds:



(still sealed)
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My DS finds:






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GameCube:

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My one lonely Wii purchase:

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Xbox 360:


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And last but not least, my new pride and joy:


PSN ID: Chillybillz if anyone wants to add me

I took advantage of the GameStop buy 2 get 1 free deal this weekend and picked these up to go with the new PS3:

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Well, that’s it. I figured since I wouldn’t be purchasing much over the next few months that I would go out with a bang in May.

Until next time my fellow Destructoid fellows (and ladies)

~CB



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