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  1. And who can forget this righteous rocker from Command & Conquer?
  2. I really dig these demo discs as well, especially the Playstation Underground series. Volume 2 issue 1from '98 is a personal favorite as it features a segment with Mike and the 'bots from MST3K riffing the game demos and it's utterly hilarious. At one point as they're playing PS1 games together, Servo says to Mike "My arms don't even work and I'm doing better than you!" Priceless!
  3. Oh my, that is a sexy beast! And I love the acronym DOES. Because, of course, Nintendon't…
  4. Indeed. No Sumguys and no Mr. Friendly. It is a wondrous and magical place, bestowing its Positive Cart Energy to the truly faithful!
  5. I'll also nominate this great track from Soldiers of Fortune for the Genesis...
  6. Pitfall 2 on the VCS has one of the most ridiculously catchy video game themes I have ever heard...
  7. At the 6:27 mark: "Is the shortage real or are they holding back supplies to increase the mystique?" Hmmm… that sounds AWFULLY familiar…
  8. Hi Albert, can you add me to the list too? Xevious was one of the arcade games I loved to play at the local corner store waaaay back in the day!
  9. Haha, yes! I also had very little interest in gaming until the PS1 came along. But right after I saw one in person and played it, I went to the mall and maxed out my Sears credit card on it (hey, it was the only credit card I had at the time!). It was the first console I ever bought brand new for myself so it will always be fondly remembered.
  10. It's also my understanding that Nintendo's decision to screw them on this venture was because of Sony's ridiculous demands concerning royalties and stakes in Nintendo's IPs. I'm not saying that what Nintendo did was excusable, but apparently Sony was just as shrewd as they were back then. But man, what a come-uppance Sony dealt them with the PS1 & 2! It's very cool to see some pics of this uber-rare console. This thing definitely belongs in a museum because of its historical significance to gaming.
  11. From what I understand they'll only be selling these trades online, not in stores. They plan to roll out the in-store buying program to all locations by the end of the year. Whether or not their resell prices will be fair or outrageous (I'm leaning toward outrageous) remains to be seen. So I would also like to know what experience anyone has had with this program so far.
  12. So is this what happens when he says "You're fired"? Jeez, talk about getting the shaft...
  13. Thanks! Dr. Paul made quite an impression on me as a lad growing up in the Tampa Bay area. I loved his show and would watch it every weekend. He featured some great movies that to this day I've never seen anywhere else like The Flesh Eaters and Matango. Just listened to this and really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing that link! Their critique pretty much nailed the endearing yet frustrating nature of this game. I've never played another game quite like it. If you can look past its glaringly obvious flaws then its an incredibly rewarding experience (and there's only a handful of games I would actually consider an "experience"). And It's got a great soundtrack, which I'm always a sucker for.
  14. Deadly Premonition for the Xbox 360 is a wonderfully weird experience. The whole game has a very Twin Peaks vibe to it. Although it has numerous flaws (terrible controls and some excruciating quick time events), I absolutely could not tear myself away from it.
  15. Seriously, a LOT of negativity toward this thing already! I for one would love to see a new cart-based system enter the market (It's so crazy, it just might work!). I guess I'm just at a point where both the nostalgia factor and the disdain for modern game install/updates/patches creates a desire to just plug it and play it. 16-bit is probably my favorite era of video games and it sounds like this console will definitely cater to that style of gaming. I will certainly be following this as it develops. I just hope they go with the sturdy plastic clamshells and not the flimsy Nintendo-style cardboard boxes for their carts!
  16. I found a Gamecube component video cable in a thrift store a few years back but didn't buy it. The price was 5 bucks. Had absolutely NO IDEA it was so freaking rare and valuable. Man, does that one still burn me...
  17. So if this is a prequel to The New Order then shouldn't it be called Wolfenstein: The Joy Division? Just sayin'...
  18. There will always be a market and a collector base for carts. I just see it eventually becoming more of a niche thing. In the gaming world it seems that everything is moving toward digital distribution and storage. So even optical discs will eventually become irrelevant. Rumors that consoles themselves are in jeopardy of becoming obsolete are already being circulated. I've read that Sony is considering making the next Playstation a download-only machine, if it exists in a physical form at all. There's a Samsung TV coming out this year that plays PS games requiring no extra hardware. So changes are definitely coming. It's not just the format that I worry about disappearing, it's the entire ecosystem of the game/console/used game store(and second-hand market) that I fear will be lost to us collectors over time. Because of this, I can only speculate that the costs of these little plastic and silicon treasures will only go up in the future. So maybe the whole idea of a "video game collector" will become an outdated notion at some point. Just my two cents... what do you guys think?
  19. Excellent work! I particularly like your Poltergeist collage. That cartoon Zelda Rubinstein is awesome... or maybe that's Kim Jong Il... I'm not sure...
  20. I absolutely love the 3DO. My first exposure to this system was at a Montgomery Ward store where I had just started working after high school. I was blown away by how amazing the graphics were for the time. But that $700 price tag... OUCH! The store had a free standing 3DO demo, a CD-I demo, as well as a JVC X-Eye kiosk in the Electric Avenue department which I would play compulsively on my lunch breaks. This would have been in late '94. Those units were eventually replaced by the much more popular PS1 and N64 demos and so those other systems were relegated to console obscurity. But I'll never forget that awesome first impression the graphics and gloriously oversized boxes for the 3DO made on me. I didn't actually own a 3DO until much later, around the year 2000 or so after picking one up in a thrift store. Of course by then the graphics and appeal had aged quite a bit but the playabilty of some of those games was still top notch. It has the best version of Road Rash, for sure. I would also recommend Killing Time (an excellent FPS akin to Wolfenstein), Wing Commander III, Shock Wave, D&D Slayer, Dragon Lore, Alone in the Dark, Gex, Starblade (an excellent space shooter that will really give your thumbs a workout) and Corpse Killer. The system still has an appeal to me that I can't quite explain. One of my favorites to collect for.
  21. Haha, so it is! I've tried numerous other switchboxes (daisychaining is SO cumbersome) and this one does the job nicely. Found mine at a Goodwill, luckily. Had to track down a universal power adapter for it but it was worth it.
  22. The Vita is a great handheld, but like others have said, it's a victim of Sony's bad business practices. The proprietary memory cards are an absolute bitch to deal with. They're way over priced and fill up much too quickly. I'm constantly having to delete games to make room for new ones. And the one big game I was most looking forward to, Borderlands 2, was pretty good, but just made me want to go back and keep playing the console version, which I did. Sony's strength is definitely in console gaming, not handhelds. They're just not as inherently good at it the way Nintendo is. BUT... the Vita does have some great features. The screen is drop-dead gorgeous. That OLED display looks better than anything else I own. Playing PS1 and PSP games on it is a real treat. But I admit that the main thing I use it for is Youtube. When I'm having trouble getting to sleep I watch old episodes of MST3K until I get drowsy : ) So I'm not at all regretful that I bought one, but the future of the Vita is definitely a big question mark.
  23. Another great video, MJ! Kudos for mentioning a lot of unexpected stuff, you're obviously very passionate about your list. Here's mine (also in no particular order): 1) Silent Hill (PS1): Oh man, this game profoundly affected me. The atmosphere, that intense and unsettling music, and that mind-fuck of a story... this game took survival horror into a whole new realm by making the scares psychological, not just visceral. 2) Halo Combat Evolved (Xbox): Countless hours spent playing this! Simply put, it's gaming perfection. Let's admit it, it's the reason we have an Xbox 360 and an Xbox One! 3) Pitfall 2 (Atari 2600): Best. Theme music. Ever. Seriously, that someone could program such an insanely catchy tune on 2600 hardware is mind-blowing. Also, just about every 80's platformer owes a HUGE debt of gratitude to this utterly fantastic game (I'm looking at you, NES!). 4) Super Metroid (SNES): Yeah, this game has been praised to death but it deserves its accolades. This improves on the original in every way. 5) Deus Ex The Conspiracy (PS2): I'm with MJ on this one. An amazing fully realized world with a dizzying array of choices to be made. Great story and a great soundtrack also. 6) Dino Crisis (PS1): Resident Evil gets all the praise as far as survival horror series go, but this other Capcom game was just as good. And these enemies were fast... and clever. 7) Resident Evil (Gamecube): An incredibly good re-imagining of the first RE game, and one of the best survival horror games ever. Bioshock (Xbox 360): Design, setting, and atmosphere. This game has it in spades. A wholly original shooter that just blew me away. That scene where you confront Ryan is one of the most unsettling things I've ever experienced in a game. "Would you kindly... ?" 9) The Legend of Zelda (NES): One of the first games I can remember that felt like a totally new experience. The sense of adventure in this game was thrilling. For me, this title blew the lid off what was possible in video games. A true classic. 10) Uncharted 2 (PS3): Oh man, this is my go-to answer when someone asks me what my all-time favorite game is. One of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've ever had. That train-hopping level was both gorgeous and ridiculously fun. My honorable mentions... Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2, Metal Gear Solid, Fallout 3, Alan Wake, Crackdown, Champions of Norrath, Armed and Dangerous, Mech Assault, Contra 3 the Alien Wars, and soooo many more...
  24. This is what I use: http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-System-Selector-Pro-Black-All/dp/B0002MHF22/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1406042676&sr=8-3&keywords=pelican+system+selector+pro This thing has 8 (!!!) inputs and accommodates composite, component, s-video, stereo, optical digital (toslink), AND ethernet connections. It's truly an all-in-one device if you're looking for a good switchbox for all your pre-HDMI systems. It's not made from the highest quality materials but it works very well. They're not in production anymore so you'll have to track down a used one from eBay or some other reseller but they can usually be had for pretty cheap. Can't recommend this thing enough as it has saved me a lot of space and headaches over trying to keep all my systems hooked up to one TV and stereo receiver.
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