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Scotterpop

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  1. I think this list is good, but not great. I wasnt really expecting a Nintendo-level stellar playlist, but there are some glaring omissions here. Not having a Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider or Spyro game seems like a really missed opportunity. For anyone that remembers the formative days of the first PlayStation, those games were practically synonymous with the brand. But I am very pleased to see Metal Gear and Syphon Filter included!
  2. After finally being able to get their webpage to load and reading the full product write up, I simply couldnt resist ordering one. I couldnt bring myself to drop that much scratch on the NES and SNES versions, but I completely caved when I read what this Genesis version could do. The backwards compatibility with Master System and Game Gear is very good news (providing the modules are reasonably priced). I just wish they could have managed 32X. This isnt that big a deal to me but it would have been nice to finally have an all-in-one Genesis solution. But they did manage to keep the CD expansion port which is what pushed me over the edge to preorder it. Im very much looking forward to getting my hands on this next spring! I ordered the JP version btw. The plain black US version looked a little drab but the Japanese version at least had a splash of color to it matching the button on the wireless controller. The white version was just way too damn white with no character at all! It would have been nice to see a few more color options like they did with the SNES version, but thats a very minor criticism.
  3. Definitely check it out because it’s a fantastic lesser known game, one of the best shooters I’ve ever played on ANY console! “Frenetic” is the word I would use to describe it. If that game doesn’t make your hands sweat, nothing will! So naturally it’s going to be my number 1: 1) Spider Fighter 2) River Raid 3) Combat (especially pong tanks and single jets) 4) Asteroids 5) Phoenix
  4. I managed to get my preorder in for the Vita copy of Another World as well! I already had a digital download of it from PSN, but I much prefer having a physical copy, especially of a classic like this. It will also help me free up some space on the memory card, which is always a good thing. Ive got the 64gb card but its amazing how fast it fills up. So Ive been trying to track down physical copies of games whenever possible for this very purpose. Curse Sony and their damn proprietary memory card formats!
  5. Also, today is the last day to order Bastion for the Vita from limited run games, theyre cutting it off at 11:59pm eastern time tonight. So grab those card games while theyre still being made, I know I am!
  6. Thanks for the heads up on this, I just ordered my copy! Sorry for the double post 🙄
  7. Besides, I'm pretty happy with the way my collecting career has gone. Yeah, maybe I made some mistakes, but I also got in while the getting was good...like, really good. If I had to purchase today all the stuff I got between 1998-2005, I'd easily be spending at least triple the money. This, exactly! I'd do a lot of stuff differently but but any regrets I still have are more than offset by the fact that I started collecting in the mid-90s before the classic game collecting fever really exploded. The entire city with its abundant thrift stores, pawn shops, and mom & pop second-hand stores was a giant playground for me in those days. And I felt like it was all mine! I'd go out once a week on my day off and come home with bags full of stuff. It was glorious, but it didn't last. So I'm grateful that I started when I did because I could never afford to buy all that stuff now at today's prices. As for what I would have done differently, a few things come to mind: -As a kid I had no appreciation/concept of collecting video games. I had various systems and games during my childhood and really enjoyed them but never considered them collectible. I only collected comics at that age, so I didn't hold onto any of them. I really wish I would have, because I no idea what a nostalgic hold they would have on me years later. -I would've gotten off my lazy ass and found a new job quicker after losing my job back in 2001. That caused me to have to sell a huge chunk of my collection to pay rent. I've replaced most of what I'd gotten rid of, but some of the pricier stuff I know I'll never own again. And I'm fine with that because I did it for the right reasons, but I definitely could have prevented it had I been a little more responsible. Alas. -There's a handful of amazing deals I should have jumped on when I had the chance but didn't realize how rare or valuable those items were or would become. Like the gamecube component cable I once saw at a thrift store for $4. That one always comes back to haunt me! Or the $50 NES top loaders they used to sell at the Montgomery Wards where I worked… I should have bought the entire inventory!!! And of course, those of us old enough to remember the insanely good deals to be had during the crash at Kay-Bee and Lionel Playworld (and others), I really wish I'd have taken full advantage of those once in a lifetime deals. But as an 11 year old kid, I had no idea whatsoever that a crash was even happening. Like the song says, "I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger."
  8. I get a completely rolling picture with no visible image at all. Here is a pic (I used Atari Anthology on the PS2 and enabled progressive scan). Sorry about the sideways picture, I can't seem to get it to upload correctly!
  9. Actually no, but after a quick Google search I think I found the exact one we had. Still rockin' that woodgrain though!
  10. YES! I remember mine was a sliding tab with a tuning knob at the end. I used to love getting those cable company brochures in the mail with all the movie times in them. Making sure I had plenty of blank VHS tapes on hand and planning my recording sessions were a ritual for me. Ahhh, the 80s!
  11. Recently Breathed just did an amusing crossover with Bill Watterson! Now if we could just coax Gary Larson out of retirement...
  12. A nice CRT is an absolute necessity in my gaming setup. Like many others here I'll sing the praises of the Sony trinitron when it comes to quality presentation of classic consoles. I've had other sets from Panasonic, JVC, Samsung, etc, but none of those had the richness and detail that the trinitrons have. Mine is a KV-27FS100L. It has inputs for RF, composite, component, and s-video, as well as front inputs for hooking up systems on the fly. It's that 27" sweet spot: Big enough for a nice view but not heavy enough to throw your back out moving it. For pre-HDMI systems, I really can't recommend these later model Sony TVs enough!
  13. I was totally floored to see what this Sega CD dev console sold for on eBay yesterday: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SEGA-GENESIS-CD-DEVELOPER-CONSOLE-rare-COLLECTIBLE-/253578303015?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=%252BW6kP8UT6rE21U0ueQIo3%252FxN7qA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc Is this system actually that rare??? I do love the Sega CD, but this seems ridiculous to me! What do you guys and gals think?
  14. Why, the Panasonic REAL 3DO of course! ; ) But seriously, I would have to say traditional game consoles were replaced right after the PS2/Xbox/Dreamcast era. After that family of systems you really start to see a shift away from a dedicated games machine toward an all purpose entertainment box. At that point the online connectivity was no longer a novelty but an integral part of the experience. You also start to see digital downloading of games become more and more prevalent from the Xbox 360 on. So the basic architecture of the systems and the change in content delivery method (download versus disc) really mark that dividing line for me.
  15. Wow, this is my answer almost verbatim! I also grew up with the 2600, Colecovision and the NES, but the first system I was ever able to buy for myself was a PS1. I maxed out my first credit card buying the system, a few games, and a memory card at Sears. So I will always have a sentimental attachment to the PS1 collection I've built up over the years. I've got about 330 titles at this point and there are still tons more I'd like to someday own. But I think the system I'm the most serious about, or at least most dedicated to, would be the Sega Genesis. It's my second biggest collection after the PS1, with about 280 titles. The Genesis software library is fantastic, but I think the thing that makes it a particularly collector-centric system is all the hardware add-ons and iterations. It's one of the few systems that is both backward and forward compatible through all the crazy attachments. It's also my favorite cart-based system, so it's definitely the one I'm most serious about...
  16. So the year 2000 came and went and there's still no Death Race. Shenanigans!!!
  17. Oh, I meant to ask this before hitting the post button: are there any games that REQUIRE the extra buttons or are they there for enhancement/convenience?
  18. Just sent an email also! Id love to have a pair of these and not have to pay the currently ridiculous eBay price.
  19. Hey, as long as Uwe Boll isn't involved, I'll give it a chance!
  20. I vividly remember the first the I saw an Atari 2600 in action during a sleepover at my cousin's house. It was truly mind blowing!!! I mean, how often do you get to experience a brand new form of entertainment for the first time? It really was the future, and technical innovations for this new medium were around every corner. It was all new and it was all EXCITING. Sadly, we seem to be in an era of diminishing returns and very little about the video game landscape seems awe-inspiring or particularly innovative. Example: with the new Xbox One X, you can play the same exact games but with a slight graphical and performance improvement… and at only TWICE the price! No thanks! Just wake me up when we have Star Trek-style Holodecks : )
  21. That was fascinating, thanks for posting that. It's just a shame the whole "playing games on your TV" idea never really caught on ; )
  22. For me it was always Xbox over Gamecube, then as it is now. In fact, the first Xbox I owned came from a friend of mine who sold it to me so he could buy a Gamecube to play Windwaker. He threw in the original Halo and as soon as I started playing I was hooked. Very few games before or since really impressed me the way that one did. Mech Assault was another outstanding exclusive, and is probably my favorite OG Xbox title after Halo. Other games I really enjoyed were Midtown Madness 3 (a great free-roam multiplayer racer), Armed and Dangerous (a very original and hugely enjoyable shooter, also utterly hilarious!), Doom 3, Star Wars KOTOR, Fable, Stubbs the Zombie, Chronicles of Riddick, Splinter Cell (it was on Xbox first), as well as enhanced versions of the Grand Theft Auto games and Silent Hill 2. There are so many more I could mention, but I will keep that original Xbox forever just to be able to play these standouts. I did end up getting a Gamecube about a year later, mainly because I really wanted to play Resident Evil 4 and it was a Nintendo exclusive at the time. I ended up really liking that console as well, but never as much as the Xbox. Having to go back to managing memory cards was really inconvenient after being spoiled by the Xbox's hard drive. But a handful of exclusives eventually won me over: Rogue Squadron was absolutely gorgeous at the time, Mario Kart was a fun multiplayer racer, and Eternal Darkness… oh man, I nearly crapped myself the first time it threatened to erase my game save! The way that game messed with your perceptions was truly unique at the time. The Cube also had two of the best remakes of all time with Resident Evil and Metal Gear Twin Snakes. And it also had one of the greatest game reinventions ever with Metroid Prime. They're both great machines, but the Xbox will always be the preferred format for me. True, it's an ugly hulking beast (if ever a system needed a slim redesign, it was that one!) but it was a great first effort from Microsoft. Also, it's a helluva lot cheaper to get a component video signal out of an Xbox than it is a Gamecube!
  23. I'll also nominate the ViewMaster Interactive Vision. This thing isn't just an eyesore, it's an abomination. It's so ugly, Perseus could have defeated the Kraken with it!
  24. The Thriller voice-over and music were an awesome touch! Red Skies by The Fixx would have been a good choice for this trailer also. I am truly excited about the return of this show. That last season was superb, easily one of the best shows I've ever seen.
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