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Brought my TV home finally, to be honest it's not as good as I hoped, but it's a huge improvement from trying to play on the 32" LCD I was using before. I think the CRT is only 24" though, which is fine, and it won't let me use composite and S-video at the same time. If an S-video cable is plugged into the TV, it automatically uses that for video. Not a huge deal, I only used S-video on the Gamecube anyway. Other than that, I got everything all hooked up through some input switchers, so I can play any of my systems without messing with cables. Only Xbox and PS2 are on component, everything else is on composite. Also got a few fabric boxes, not sure what to call them, and use those for all my controllers so they no longer take up space on the console shelf, since I was running out of room. I should now have room on the shelf for another 3 systems or so. I currently have 9 systems on the shelf with plenty of room to fit the 3 more without being too cluttered and leaving enough clearance between for air flow.
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Please add me!!

I have a NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii ... and have a PS1 that I borrowed from my cousin!

50+ games

Man I was 3 years old when I got my NES, my first gaming console. I still have that same console and it still works, I'm 30 years old now. These old consoles where built like tanks and me being a kid was not gentle with them.
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Added you, welcome, sorry for the delay.

It slowed down in here too, possibly because everyone is talking in the Sega thread, it's here if you want to see it, but you didn't say you have any Sega systems, so I don't know if it matters to you.

A lot of the same people in this club post there too. It's not always just Sega discussion in there.

My apologies, I haven't been very active on the site and I've been absorbed in games lately.
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I found MGS: Twin Snakes at my local used book store for $50 today. Not a steal, but it was complete and in good shape, so I bought it. If my hunch is right, Gamecube collecting is going to get crazy expensive in the coming years. I also got MGS2: Substance for Xbox for $5. It's actually only worth about $3, but I didn't even know it existed and assumed it was uncommon.
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Added you, welcome, sorry for the delay.

It slowed down in here too, possibly because everyone is talking in the Sega thread, it's here if you want to see it, but you didn't say you have any Sega systems, so I don't know if it matters to you.

A lot of the same people in this club post there too. It's not always just Sega discussion in there.

My apologies, I haven't been very active on the site and I've been absorbed in games lately.

Was always too broke to get other consoles, all of my older games and consoles where Christmas presents so I had to be really picky on what I chose.... all of my cousins had NES and SNES so naturally I followed their lead tongue.gif
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I never had Sega stuff as a kid either.

A friend had a Genesis and Phantasy Star II, he also had a Power Base Converter (lets you play Master System games on Genesis) and the original Phantasy Star. Between those and Golden Axe 2/Streets of Rage 2 I was hooked. No way I would have asked my parents for one though. Later in the 90s I got into emulating the Genesis. Now that I'm older and the systems and games are dirt cheap, I can have both.

If you asked me to pick Sega or Nintendo though, I'd pick Nintendo every time, and that's because the SNES has my beloved Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. No contest, sorry but Sega had nothing that could match these. Phantasy Star IV comes close but in the end I'd take Chrono Trigger.

There's a reason the PCE and later, Super Famicom did so well in Japan and the Mega Drive was a virtual unknown.
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I never had Sega stuff as a kid either.

A friend had a Genesis and Phantasy Star II, he also had a Power Base Converter (lets you play Master System games on Genesis) and the original Phantasy Star. Between those and Golden Axe 2/Streets of Rage 2 I was hooked. No way I would have asked my parents for one though. Later in the 90s I got into emulating the Genesis. Now that I'm older and the systems and games are dirt cheap, I can have both.

If you asked me to pick Sega or Nintendo though, I'd pick Nintendo every time, and that's because the SNES has my beloved Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. No contest, sorry but Sega had nothing that could match these. Phantasy Star IV comes close but in the end I'd take Chrono Trigger.

There's a reason the PCE and later, Super Famicom did so well in Japan and the Mega Drive was a virtual unknown.


Yeah now that you mentioned it, back in 96 when the N64 came out naturally I wanted it as a Christmas present but it was sold out everyone, we could not find a console, so my parents asked me if I wanted to get a Playstation instead but I declined and told them to save a gaming console purchase for next year (because they where not going to buy me another console for a while) I decided to buy get a game instead (donkey kong 3 for SNES). Next Christmas finally got my N64... good thing too because Ocarina of Time was announced so I knew it was coming, I would have sold my soul for that game as a kid.
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I found MGS: Twin Snakes at my local used book store for $50 today. Not a steal, but it was complete and in good shape, so I bought it. If my hunch is right, Gamecube collecting is going to get crazy expensive in the coming years. I also got MGS2: Substance for Xbox for $5. It's actually only worth about $3, but I didn't even know it existed and assumed it was uncommon.

I was talking to the guy at the one local games store about Gamecube prices and where they are heading, and he also agreed. Gamecube stuff is already well above anything else in that generation. The system also had quite a few less common exclusives. He said it's also the most sought after right now, so he's been having trouble keeping any kind of stock around for games. It's kind of surprising since I didn't really know many people who had the Gamecube...so maybe that has something to do with it? I think most people either bought Xbox or PS2, and realized they missed out on a ton of good stuff on the Gamecube and are now going back and trying to get in on what they missed. I actually bought a Gamecube right when they came out, had a ton of games...but I can't even remember what happened to it. Sucks cause most of the games I had are now $30+. I bought another Gamecube, but have only been able to pick up a few games so far, and nothing that great, just a few games so I had something to play on the system. I haven't been picking up anything new lately for any system though, money is tight with Christmas around the corner. Gamecube games are next on the pickup list since I've only got about 4-5 games for it right now, and a couple of those are I don't know how old...I found them in an old junk drawer of mine in really beat up cases, missing manuals, etc. If I didn't find those, I'd only have one Gamecube game at the moment lol
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I was talking to the guy at the one local games store about Gamecube prices and where they are heading, and he also agreed. Gamecube stuff is already well above anything else in that generation. The system also had quite a few less common exclusives. He said it's also the most sought after right now, so he's been having trouble keeping any kind of stock around for games. It's kind of surprising since I didn't really know many people who had the Gamecube...so maybe that has something to do with it? I think most people either bought Xbox or PS2, and realized they missed out on a ton of good stuff on the Gamecube and are now going back and trying to get in on what they missed. I actually bought a Gamecube right when they came out, had a ton of games...but I can't even remember what happened to it. Sucks cause most of the games I had are now $30+. I bought another Gamecube, but have only been able to pick up a few games so far, and nothing that great, just a few games so I had something to play on the system. I haven't been picking up anything new lately for any system though, money is tight with Christmas around the corner. Gamecube games are next on the pickup list since I've only got about 4-5 games for it right now, and a couple of those are I don't know how old...I found them in an old junk drawer of mine in really beat up cases, missing manuals, etc. If I didn't find those, I'd only have one Gamecube game at the moment lol

I don't even want to think about how bad Skies of Arcadia: Legends is going to get. It's already at about $70 CiB, more like 150 sealed. I was shocked about a month or so ago when I saw that SSB Melee goes for upwards of $30. Literally almost every everyone with a Gamecube had that game; it's not rare by any stretch. I have a good number of the best Gamecube games, but I really regret selling about half of what I had several years back.
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The only two games I'm even remotely interested in for Gamecube are Tales of Symphonia (which I have in HD for PS3) and Phantasy Star Online Episode 2 (which I can basically play for free online on PC and it has another expansion in it). It doesn't help that the Mario game is Super Mario Sunshine and the Mario Kart (Double Dash) is probably the worst Mario Kart ever. I have absolutely no interest in Smash Bros, the only one I liked was the N64 one.

I had an N64 when it came out because at the time I thought Final Fantasy was going to be on it, because that's what all the gaming magazines said. (Unlike everyone else I started with FF4 on SNES, aka FF2, in 1991. Not with FF7.) I ended up getting Mario 64, which was worth it, and Wave Race 64, which was not worth it. Anyway, once FF7 came out I promptly sold my N64 and got a PSX. Recently, I sold the N64 I acquired from a neighbor 10 years ago and got a Game Boy Color and a bunch of games instead. I sold Goldeneye and Smash Bros as well. It just never got used.

I don't like/care for Zelda Ocarina of Time, the only ones I've finished are Link to the Past and the original. I've never liked 3D Zelda. Everyone thinks I'm crazy but I really think Ocarina of Time is overrated. It doesn't help that I'm a classic Square/FF guy anyway. (Though I haven't liked any FF since FF9 and that came out in 2000.)
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