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9:11 PM on 02.05.2010

Holy shit, look at what I got.

So the other night I went over to Buybacks and was looking in the PS1 games when I saw this:

Thats right, a copy of Suikoden 2. Probably only the second copy of that game I've ever seen in my life (the first one was in a video store about 4 years ago).

I ask the clerk how much it is. Here's what it was priced at:

I tell him thats too rich for my blood. So, he offers it to me for $50. Tempting, I tell him, but still a bit much for my taste. So, he lowers the price in half one more time and I ended up buying it. How much did I pay, you ask:

plus tax.

Thats right, I got one of the rarest PS1 games for $25. The clerk said the reason he sold it for so low was because he felt that no one would buy it for $119. Makes me wonder if he would have changed his mind if he happened to look on ebay.

Also makes me wonder what they paid the guy who sold this to Buybacks. This is the same Buyback that had a copy of Die Hard on the NES for $114 then said they would probably only offer me $1-$2 for my copy.   read

11:00 PM on 06.21.2009

Well isn't that just awesome...

Boy this was an awesome week for gaming. Ghostbusters finally comes out, I score an early copy of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I get my grubby little hands on a Virtual Boy and get my hands on a load of gaming deals downtown yesterday, furthering my belief that gay pride parades=good gaming deals. How could this almost perfect week end?

Well fuck...

To be honest I'm actually shocked it took this long to finally knell over and die.

Although, there are a few glimmers of hope in all of this:

a: I'll finally get to catch up with alot of my games on other systems. Killzone 2, Persona 4 and Zack and Wiki, here I come!
b: maybe I'll get lucky enough to be sent a 360 with an HDMI port, which will come in handy when I finally get off my ass and get an HDTV.
c: Maybe I'll get a 360 with a disc tray that actually opens properly and doesn't scratch my games up.
d: Maybe this one can play my copy of GTA 4 for longer than 30 minutes without getting DDE's.   read

8:29 PM on 06.19.2009

OOOOOHHH, lookie what I found...

So I decided to head over to a local thrift store tonight to look around. usually this one has some good gaming deals from time to time. However, this one may have had the best deal ever:


When I laid my eyes on this beauty I think my face looked something like this:

Only, you know, less adorable...

So after getting this beauty home I opened it up, put the batteries in, set it up and admired it.

So far, so good, looks like everything important came with it.

And whoever donated also included 3 games with it: Mario Tennis, Teleroboxer and Virtual League Baseball. This could be the best day ever.


8:31 PM on 05.12.2009

My haul for April.

I meant to post this a few weeks ago but I got lazy. Anyways, here's the stuff I picked up last month.

BTW, sorry for the blury pictures on most of these.

Got these at the start of the month. Godfather 2 is good but it feels like too much like the same thing over and over to the point where I can only play it for 20-30 minutes at a time. LSL might be one of the worst games of the year. But hey, it was only $20 and it has Patrick Warburton in it so I can't hate it too much, no matter how hard I try.

What I got during Gamestop's Game Days sale.

Got these 3 around the same weekend for about $40 each.

Got all this at a thrift store. When I saw the Pump It Up, I originally thought it was a bootleg like the ones you see at flea markets.

Picked all these up from Gamecrazy's bargain bin

Got these from a local game store. Thing is, after I took these pictures I found out the Digimon game did not work so I took it back and exchanged it for The Outfit (X-Box 360) and Enter the Matrix (Gamecube)

Got these at a Buybacks. Got a great deal on FEAR 2, it was less than $30.

Got these from Best Buy's $10 sale.

Got these by price matching BB's ad at Wal-Mart. GTA is the first DS game I've bought since September (and the second I've bought since getting an R4. Yeah, I know, I'm a horrible person. Although, I do plan on soon buying Henry Hatsworth, Super Robot Wars OG Saga and for some unexplainable reason, Lux-Pain). Funny thing is, I'm enjoying Chinatown Wars a whole lot more now than I did on my R4, although that may be due to being able to play it for more than 4 hours before my ds battery dying.

Got these on clearance at Blockbuster.

Got these at another thrift store.

Finally, picked this up around the end of the month.   read

10:12 PM on 04.13.2009

Alright, now this is starting to get out of hand... (a PS3 rant).

I own all 3 of the current gen systems, and while I love my PS3, I am really starting to get pissed off with something it does. When I bought my PS3, I got the 40 gb version because it was what I had the money for. When I bought it at the time I had heard that some games, such as Metal Gear Solid 4 and Devil May Cry 4 were starting to require mandatory hdd installs. Now, at the time I thought nothing of it and thought those two were special cases. Now, it seems like anytime I see a game I would like to get on PS3 rather than 360 there seems to be a mandatory install of about 3-5 gb.

When I bought my PS3, I thought it would take me a good 2-3 years before I got it even close to being full. Now, owing games such as MGS 4, Fallout 3, Skate 2 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, my hdd is practically full. Its gotten to the point where the hdd installs are becoming a huge factor in whether or not I buy a game on PS3. In fact there's several games, such as Resident Evil 5, HAWX and Wanted: Weapons of Fate that I much rather would have bought on the PS3, but instead bought on my 360 due to an install of 3-5 gb.

And now its starting to get to the point where some games don't even tell you if there is a hdd. I just bought Wheelman the other day because I enjoyed the demo and it was on sale for $40. Before I bought it I took a look at the required hdd space and it said it required 2990 kb. However, I went to put it in and had to delete some items from my hdd drive because it needed an extra 5 gb for an install. Way to fucking let me know that before hand Ubisoft.

Now I know that Sony has no problems with people upgrading their hdd's, but I hate the fact that it seems more like something we the consumers are forced to do just to be able to play games on the system. The hdd installs are starting to become a huge pain in the ass for people (such as myself) who isn't exactly in a rush to upgrade our hdds. The worst part about the installs is that we have no say in them. If a developer wants to force a 5 gb install on us we have no choice but to take it. It'd be great if the games that do force the install could follow the example that Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Unreal Tournament 3 did, offer optional installs.

So, in short, hdd installs suck, are a bane on the PS3, and I hope the people who keep thinking that they're a good idea get eaten by The Great Khali.   read

9:49 PM on 01.06.2009

Awesome Left 4 Dead mod, or awesomest Left 4 Dead mod?


Well, maybe its not as awesome as a boomer in a thong, but damn if it doesn't come close. This ingenious mod replace all the zombies moan, screams and grunts that we know and love and replaces them with the melodious sounds of the Macho Man Randy Savage. Okay, so really its not all that great, but it does give me an excuse to make up my own backstory about how the infected are really the result of the government trying to create the perfect opponent for Triple H at Wrestlemania XXV.

I do have to admit there are 2 things wrong with this mod. First, at no point do any of the infected deliver a flying elbow. And second, how can you have a mod related to Randy Savage without this playing in the background:

[embed]117170:16816[/embed]   read

10:45 PM on 09.04.2008

Achievements for Lego Batman announced, includes achievement for breaking Batman's back.

Earlier this week, the achievements for Lego Batman were announced. In addition to the usual "complete this level", "unlock these characters" achievements, theres also some interesting achievements. Such as:

*Heads I win, tails you lose.-Defeat 10 goons and 10 police officers with Two-Face in a level.
*Who needs curiosity?-Defeat Catwoman 9 times.
*Oh, I got a live one here!-Shock 30 people with Joker's hand buzzer.
*Smash Gordon.-Defeat Commissioner Gordon with Harley Quinn's Hammer.
*Down the rabbit hole.-Use Mad Hatter's mind control to walk 5 enemies to their deaths.

But probably the most interesting achievement on the list is "Atomic Backbreaker". How do you get this achievement, you may ask; by performing Bane's backbreaker move on Batman. Yes, you can recreate the moment where Bane put Batman out of action for almost a year. Something tells me though that the Lego version will be much more adorable than the picture above. Well, as adorable as breaking a man's spine can be...

Also, one of the achievements is called "Kiss From a Rose", making it the first and only achievement named after a Seal song.

source:   read

1:41 AM on 04.30.2008

Of all the times for my 360 to fuck up!

Well, today was the day that many of us were waiting for, the day Rockstar finally graced us with GTA4. I picked up my copy today but had to wait till just a little while ago to finally play it.

So, I tear the plastic open, insert the disc, sit through the opening cinema when I hear a horrible grinding noise.

"Did I just hear a grinding noise" I think to myself. My 360 has been making them lately but only when I exit out to the dashboard. I figure that I must have either imagined it or heard something in the game. Less than a minute later, grinding noise again. Now I freak out.

Wanting to test it, I put in another game. No grinding noise. Figuring it to be a fluke, I put GTA 4 back in. Not even 5 seconds in, grinding noises. I tough it out till I save after the first mission and take the disc out. That when I noticed that my fucking 360 has already scratched the disc (I wanted to get a picture but the camera's flash made it impossible to see the scratch) Looks like it's time to call MS and get an extended warranty.

The part that pisses me off about this is that it chose now to do this. Why couldn't it have decided to fuck me over when I bought Jumper?   read

2:11 PM on 04.12.2008

Time to play some Zombie Reveng-Oh are you fucking kidding me?!

So, today I hooked up my Dreamcast to play some Zombie Revenge and try out a controller that I bought at the thrift store last week. I plug in the controller, hook the system up and when I go to adjust the date and time I find out I can't move anything. It seems that the controller fried all my controller ports. So now, not only did I was $2 on a shit controller, but now I can't play my Dreamcast. Luckily it seems that controller ports are fairly inexpensive on eBay. Unfortunately I have zero skill in repairing systems. Looks like I'm stuck with a broke Dreamcast for the time being.   read

9:25 PM on 04.06.2008

My flea market haul for today

I love flea markets. They're like thrift stores, only with more old people without teeth, pornography, cheesy religious shirts that would make Jesus shake his head in disgust and greasy, yet delicious, "steak" sandwiches. For me though, they're all about good gaming deals, both retro and current. I had the day off work so I decided to go to a flea market about an hour away and found some excellent deals today. I picked up:

-9 NES games. I got Rygar, Shadowgate, The Adventures of Bayou Billy, Batman, Life Force, Blaster Master and Renegade for $2 each and Dick Tracy and Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse for $3 each.
-WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007 for the PSP for $12
-Jackie Chan's Stuntmaster for the PS1 for $7
-Resident Evil 4 for the Wii for $20
-Atari Anthology for the PS2 for $6
-a movie called "Hamburger: The Motion Picture" (I guess calling it "Hamburger: The Movie didn't sound classy enough) for $1
-and probably the best find of the day, an issue of Warrior #1. A comic book written by The Ultimate Warrior. And it is awesome. As soon as I find my camera, I need to do a c-blog about this.

I did see some other interesting things there. One thing I wanted but didn't have the money for was a Turbo Grafx-16 for $70. Maybe next time...   read

9:09 PM on 04.06.2008

Not my Turning Point gaming rig

Crap, how did I almost forget to enter this contest. Sorry for the crappy picture quality but I can't find my camera so I had to settle for my phone's camera.

I bought this PC back in October from some guy on Craigslist after my laptop died on me. He claimed that it's a gaming PC (going so far as to name his Windows name "Game Lover"). Its a dual core (about 2.6 GHZ combined), 1gb of ram, a so-so graphics card (can run, say Sam and Max with no problems, but had trouble with Jaws Unleashed) and an 80gb hard drive, Also, it has no DVD drive (who makes a PC with no DVD drive?) and USB ports that only work when they feel like it.   read

12:16 PM on 03.28.2008

Hillary Clinton's secret weapon.

I think we might have found our next president.

And it seems she's already found a running mate.

Lets see you top that Obama!   read

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