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7:04 PM on 06.22.2008

The Flea Market: A Classic Gamer's Goldmine

You can't deny the power of the flea market. In regards to classic games, it can be viewed as one of the best ways for classic gamers to save some money and score some major jems. And today my friends, I did just that. I picked up some essentials as well as some shit I just enjoy, but overall I'd say my purchases were in good taste.

Perfect Dark
Banjo Kazooie
Donkey Kong 64
Starfox (w/ box)

Contra Hard Corps (w/box)
Earthworm Jim (w/ box)
Shadow Squadron (32x w/ box)
Doom (32x)

Dragon Warrior
Super Mario Bros 2
Super Mario Bros 3
Gauntlet II
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rambo (w/ box)
Life Force (w/ box)

Sim City
Ultima The False Prophet
Spider Man X-Men Arcade's Revenge

Ape Escape

In terms of hardware, I scored pretty big. Picked up a Sega Genesis (Version 2) w/ a 32x and ALL pieces, even the extra adapters and cords the previous owner didn't use. The woman just wanted to unload it, and I scored it for a cool $10. Thats my second Genesis/32x combo, and undoubtedly I'll have it hooked up to another tv in the house.

Though I'm in love with the second sega, my ultimate find was fucking Final Fantasy II for $5. I made love to it right in the asphalt redneck hell. The guy who was selling the games had this van full of toys, trash and games, all caked up in the back. A true wonder how he drove, we waited for an hour as he slowly unloaded the van. My friend scored some major nes rarities, but when I saw FF I lunged into the box for it.

For young and old gamers alike, I highly suggest checking out any nearby flea markets. Don't waste well-earned cash on high priced games that aren't really rare, but rather simply viewed as classics. There will always be a better chance to score big at the flea market.   read

10:14 AM on 03.19.2008

Because the Cool Kids Do It: My Setup

Everyone and their mother is doing this. So I figured I'd hop on the bandwagon. Its easiest to categorize this into two setups. The last gen shit tv in my room. And my next gen setup (aka the love of my life) in the living room.

First we have the corner of my room dedicated to cds and all the last gen storage:

Nothing too exciting. Just added the 32x to my collection. Could have just as easily not bought it, but thats neither here nor there. I would honestly say I spend just as much time huddled in this corner as I do with my 360/PS3, and I'm awfully proud of that. That brings us to the old collection:

This is where I have my nintendo, dreamcast, gbc, ds, n64, and ps2 stuffed in that container, along with most of the games I have for each console. The PS and PS2 games are stuffed in the cd case in the first picture. And my atari is stuffed in one of those original entertainment center boxes they use to sell. Buried lovingly in my closet. I also have a plastic bag with every instruction manual I've ever come in contact with. Atari through dreamcast. To the right of the storage case is my dresser, which adorns Halo advertisements from the Target setup. It looks more like an alter now.

And that brings us to my lover:

61" 720p Samsung.
Got a nice shit little sony surround sound setup and the 360/PS3 duo hooked up.
Bought the PS3 last week and I have to say its working out nicely. I don't really feel like putting up pictures of my 360 collection, cause thats just silly. And the ps3 has only adorned Warhawk and UT3, along with an Uncharted rental.   read

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