What did you buy today?

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Are you collecting vintage games or systems? Please let us know what you received or purchased--how much did you pay, was it worth it, etc.

Some of my latest acquisitions -

N64: Goldeneye, Castlevania, Ocarina of Time ($20 for the lot)
Xbox: Halo 2, Jade Empire, KOTOR ($5-15 each)
Wii: Mario Galaxy, Star Wars Lego collection, Zak & Wiki, Zelda Twilight Princess
GC: Sonic Mega Collection ($3), two used Nintendo GC controllers ($14 each)

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I hit Target yesterday and

I hit Target yesterday and picked up four games:

Fallout Trilogy ($20). A really good deal in my opinion, though all the Vista issues haven't been worked out yet...

The Stolen Venus. A neat looking casual adventure game.

Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare. This looks like a great casual adventure, a genre I'm really digging these days.

Amazing Adventures: The Lost Tomb. Target had this marked down to $9.98, not bad for a game in a full-sized box. Looks like casual puzzle solving and hidden object gaming in an Egyptian setting.

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I couldn't get into The Last

I couldn't get into The Last Guy myself. I only put about 20 minutes into it, but never "got it".

I have that same Sega joystick. It's decent, not great. I got it back when I first got my Sega Genesis.

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Thanks!

I found 'the last guy' (download) also rather enjoyable!

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PS3
Mark Vergeer wrote:

Yeah the Wii is just about the only way to enjoy a lightgun game on modern plasma/lcd widescreen tv sets as the consoles need a CRT for lightgun games to work....

Got myself a PS3 today....
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There's actually a gun bundle from Namco for the PS3 that works just fine, but it's not supposed to be all that accurate.

Not that you're looking for games, but I recommend "Pain" for a good bit of fun as a downloadable, as well as "Pixeljunk Monsters" if you like the tower defense games.

We mostly use ours for watching BluRay movies these days, with most of the pure gaming (what little time there is) going to the 360 (along with the DSi and iPhone). It goes in cycles, though.

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Yeah the Wii....

Yeah the Wii is just about the only way to enjoy a lightgun game on modern plasma/lcd widescreen tv sets as the consoles need a CRT for lightgun games to work....

Got myself a PS3 today....
http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/2896

Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
Armchair arcade Editor | Pixellator | www.markvergeer.nl

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Gun games
Matt Barton wrote:

I don't quite follow you on the Wii light gun games. I've been very curious about these myself. Can you clarify?

I enjoy the occasional light gun game too on the Wii. You either point the Wii Remote like a remote at your intended target or use one of the attachments like the steering wheel for racing to turn it more into a "gun" or "crossbow" or what-have-you. It's lots of fun and is TV independent naturally, unlike most traditional "light gun" solutions, which don't work with anything except old style CRT's.

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I don't quite follow you on

I don't quite follow you on the Wii light gun games. I've been very curious about these myself. Can you clarify?

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I've been back to old school

I've been back to old school of late - picked up quite a few games cheap for the gamecube and wii.

For Gamecube I've been picking up some driving games : Burnout 2, Need for Speed Underground (1 & 2). Also got the very odd Killer 7.

For Wii I've been indulging in some light gun games (not strictly accurate as the Wii uses the pointer for this) brought on after getting Link's Crossbow training with zapper extension: Ghost Squad, Resident Evil:Umbrella Chronicles - both excellent examples of the genre. I already have HOTD2/3 and HOTD Overkill.

Also for Wii - picked up Lego Star Wars : Complete Saga and Boom Blox Bash Party (sequel to the excellent original - either are well worth picking up for multi-player).

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Yes, the Genesis easily does

Yes, the Genesis easily does composite. Keep an eye out for lots of Amiga ports on the Genesis, like the Psygnosis stuff and games like The Faery Tale Adventure, and of course classic CRPGs like they made for the NES, like Might and Magic, and some original D&D RPGs. Lots of surprising hardcore for the platform.

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Well, neither one of the

Well, neither one of the Genesis consoles I bought are flawless, but considering I got two working units, four controllers, and six games for $20, I'm happy enough. Kinda hard to beat that, really.

I am having lots of trouble getting the games to work; lots of re-inserting and so on. I tried cleaning them with alcohol and q-tips but it looks like I may need something a bit stronger on a few of the really crusty ones. At any rate, here are the games I received:

WF Royal Rumble
Bill Walsh College Football (a really strange cartridge on this one; big thing)
James Buster Douglas Boxing
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Lion King

I actually have been itching to play a good shmup or two, so will have to keep my eye open. I notice that Genesis carts are pretty easy to come by for cheap, so hopefully I'll be able to start building this collection soon. I'm a bit curious about the output options--is it just RF, or can you get composite for this thing? I really hate RF.

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