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11:17 AM on 09.25.2007

Importing and how it's escaped me.

After listening to the last episode of Retroforce GO and realizing that I have a machine capable of playing Famicom and Super Famicom games I've decided ist damn time to start playing some fine Japanese games.

I bought a FC TWIN a few months ago due to my re-pined NES breaking and my SNES being broken for a few years, not realizing it had no region locks on it I haven't imported a thing. But after the gracious team at Retroforce GO alerted me to this system capability's it time to hit up some imports!

So here's where the Clogers come in. Tell me whats good! Where is good to buy them (ebay?), and realize that I don't speak a lick of future talk (Japanese). Thanks Robots!   read

11:29 AM on 09.19.2007

R4 for DS

Does anyone use this?

I want to get this primarily for emulating SNES and if you can PSX.
Is this possible? Is it easy to use? Can I have some Pizza rolls?
Please help so I can play Chrono Trigger while taking a dump at work!   read

12:33 PM on 09.05.2007

Where do YOU get your games?

I like to support local business as much as possible, that way all the Wal-Marts of the world will eventually die. Or at least when they're all-controlling I can say "wasn't my fault!". Since I have no local game shop I was wondering if there's a good place to buy online through an independent game store?   read

8:38 AM on 08.29.2007

Androgyny VS. Big Daddy

I got Bioshock and while I think its genius I can't stop playing FFXII. I've been playing the latest instalment of FF since the day it came out and have had my ups and downs with it. Mainly downs. But as I reach the end of it I can't help but having so much fun with all the end game goodness. All the hunts, hidden espers and rare game are so much more fun to play then collecting wooden chips in Arcades. Or running around hollering some dudes name in Bhujerba (sp?).

I just reached this part in FFXII about the same time as I got Bioshock. I'm not a big FPS fan but obviously this game tears down some barriers for FPS's in general, and as soon as I played the demo I knew I must own it! So that being said, I'm getting my ass kicked in Bioshock. Not playing ANY FPS's then jumping in to one can be difficult. I'm only about 3 Big Daddy's into it and I find myself wanting to play FFXII a lot more that this. It makes me feel guilty about droping $49.99 and not playing it.

Does anyone else get these guilty feelings about games? It's not like I'm cheating on my girlfriend but when I see my sweet little Bioshock sitting on the shelf, all alone, it makes me sad.


12:16 PM on 08.22.2007

The Black Hole that is Gamestop.

In my area, albeit a small area. You can't shake your dick (or cunny) with out hitting a Gamestop. The town next to mine, which maybe has a population of 100,000, there are 5. FIVE! I since discovering Goozex (not sex with geese) haven't set foot in one. I try to send my money to more Indy online shops as they have gone the way of the non-partisan news channel.

I though I was content with ordering Bioshock and waiting out the mailing time, but last night when I go home from work I couldn't take it! My room mates and I recently got a good deal on a 42 inch monolith of a television and some high def. speakers. So the pain of only playing FFXII on this thing was killing me. I hear Circuit City had copies for $49.99, but would they have any left? On the way to the ugly red conglomerate I passed one of the Gamestops with had tons of people walking in and out of it. Some happy (reserved) some not so much (didn't give their $5 up last week). I bypassed this dump needless to say.

1.3 miles down the road I walk into Circuit City and ask "Bioshock?". "Yeah, a TON of em". He also states, "people have been frantically running in here looking for it saying its sold out everywhere". I say "It's $10 cheaper here too". We'll I got mine and everyone else drove in between Gamestops looking for what can come so easy.

Why (other that special editions) does any one continue to frequent these dumps? Another small example is last year when Okami and Rocket Slime came out on the same day I walk in to Gamestop (before my angry ban) and ask;

Me; Can I get a copy of Okami?"
Stooge; "Did you reserve it?"
Me; "No"
Stooge; "Well, you're lucky. This is the last unreserved copy!"
Me; "Oh cool, can I also get a copy of Rocket Slime for the DS?"
Stooge; "Did you reserve it?"
Me; "No"
Stooge; "Well, you're VERY lucky! I have one left"
Me; "Am I really supposed to believe this?"
Stooge; Looks away and rings me up ask "I have to ask this.....Do you want to reserve any thing while you're here?"


P.S. I have nothing against you doing your job if you're a Gamestop employee, but don't be SUCH a tool!


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