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Recent college graduate with no money.
Avid gamer.
Music appreciator.
Concert goer.

My early childhood consisted of legos and star wars.

Middle school consisted of half-life and team fortress classic.

High school consisted of more computer FPS's.

College consisted of work and the 360/PS3.

Right now: Reliving the classics.

Consoles owned:
Atari 2600
Nintendo Entertainment System
Sega Genesis 2
Sega 32x
Gameboy Color (Lime Green)
Playstation 2
Sega Dreamcast
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS (Onyx)
Playstation 3
Super Nintendo
Sega Saturn (Both Main Models)
PSOne (w/ Sony Screen)
GBA (Blue)
GBA SP (Blue)
Virtual Boy

Favorite games:
Half-Life (PC)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Genesis)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
Team Fortress Classic (PC)
Kid Chameleon (Genesis)
Deus Ex (PC)
Diablo II (PC)
Battlfield 1942 (w/ mods Desert Combat and Forgotten Hope)
Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
Fallout 2 (PC)

FIFA 10 (Ultimate Team)
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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.

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