Oh jeez I have some stuff to catch up on...
Originally Posted by Kbecks077
Unfortunately, I do not. A lot of my systems are from when I was younger, which somehow I never traded them in, but I did trade in games so my game collection needs some work. I'm in the process of searching for a house so money is tight right now but hopefully within the next few months I can start adding games to the collection as well.
Anyone have any photos of shelves they've made for games, consoles and accessories? Been searching for how I want to display them once I get a house in a game room but haven't found anything to appealing yet.
Click the spoiler to see how I did it.Game room (Click to show)
As you can see, I decided to display all the classic systems on a shelf as well as have a shelf to display all the cartridge games. And a CRT TV is a must if you are playing these systems. They'll look terrible upscaled on a modern LCD TV. I actually have a different (better) TV back in here now, which means I can't play light gun games, but instead it has S-video and so I got S-video cables for my Dreamcast, my Saturn and my slim PS2 (through S-video you can play PS1 games on it and they'll look great, I tried using component but the signal had a pink layer in front of the video on PS1 games.)
Originally Posted by Mega Man
I know I was thinking the same
Busted out my vectrex this weekend. Had a blast.
At first I couldn't get it to turn on and almost got mad. Then I remembered there is a brightness knob.... duh.... then I had to pull the cartridge out of the shell.
The local game shop (the good one) is selling a Vectrex and around... 8 games? For $300. When I looked for a Vectrex online it was like $450 for just a working system. So it's a really good price. But unfortunately I don't have the money, I already spent around that much on my PC Engine Core Grafx and the games. I'm getting Detana!! Twinbee for it (really fun Japanese only game..) complete and it was pretty cheap. I'll post pics when I get it.
I would love to have a Vectrex. I was born in 84 so it's before my time, I've never had the chance to play it but I'm extremely familiar with what it is. Vector graphics are really neat looking. People might roast me for this but I really liked a game called Red Alarm on the Virtual Boy that was totally vector, the few times I was able to play it.
You mentioned your flash cart/multi-cart thing before. It's interesting that it's endorsed by the original creator.
I could technically get the Vectrex, I have the money saved but unfortunately that money needs to go to upgrade my PC sometime next year (I'm planning on Vega but may opt for Nvidia this time if Vega isn't competitive). So it's Vectrex or PC and of course, you know the answer...
Originally Posted by cones
Doing some "newer" consoles now? Also forgot to say I have a gameboy sp somewhere.
Dreamcast, GameCube, PS2, original Xbox, Gameboy SP, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360.
Updated. And yes everything up to the current consoles (PS4, Xbox One and Wii U) is considered retro for our purposes. The 360 came out in 2005 and afaik the PS3 and Wii came out in 2006. So, they're 10 years old which is a long time in the video game/technology world. I did this because people wanted to list these systems. Personally, I omit my consoles newer than my original Xbox (2001), except for my PSPs because I'm a PSP enthusiast/hacker. The Xbox and PS2 generation is retro at this point because there's kids that have gamed on two generations of consoles now that weren't alive when the Xbox and PS2 launched. So a whole generation of gamers might not even remember the Xbox/PS2/Gamecube years.
If you want to read my recent pickups click this. I'm doing this to make the whole post take less space. (Click to show)
In other news, most recently I got Gain Ground for Genesis if anyone is familiar with it. If you want a copy, get it before it goes up in price. My prediction is that it will. It's a fantastic, fun game (though very slow and methodical). There's a few beat up/rental copies on Ebay for $20 but the good condition copies are like $50. It's a great 2 player co-op game.
I also got Heavy Barrel for NES as well as Double Dragon (I already had the second and not the first for NES, though I have the Master System version of the first).
I also got a CIB Be Ball for PC Engine from Japan for only like, $10. This game was called Chew Man Fu here. The US Turbografx version is retardedly expensive. It's so obscure that it doesn't even have a listing on Amazon. There's only one on Ebay right now for $126, yeah I'll take the $10 Japanese version, thanks.
The game doesn't have much text anyway and is nothing but gameplay. The game is hard to explain so I'll just put a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJQgJRkvDXI
Incredibly fun game, very unique, I've never seen another game like this. You guys should play it, even if you have to use emulation.
For newer systems, I got some more PS3 games.. I'm up to 22 total now, 26 if you include downloaded games. Most were gotten for under $20. I got Dante's Inferno, Killzone 3, God of War HD collection, Devil May Cry HD, and 3D Dot Game Heroes. I wanted some different action style games since mostly everything else is an RPG.
I got some (new) Vita games a few months ago and never mentioned it and still haven't played them.. Senran Kagura Estival Versus and Grand Kingdom. Senran Kagura is well, anime boobie ninjas fighting. Grand Kingdom is the spiritual sequel to a PSP game by Vanillaware called Grand Knights History (2011) that didn't see a US release but has a fan translation. It is a strategy RPG and so is Grand Kingdom. I've finished Grand Knights History and it was an amazing game imo (as all Vanillaware games are to me). I'm really looking forward to Grand Kingdom.
Now the only problem is where to start...
Edited for clarity.Edited by neurotix - 8/23/16 at 9:57pm