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Updated you Aaron.

Yeah, if you have a PSP Go, I really have no clue what else you're supposed to do. As it stands now, I believe you have to buy a game from the PSN store, download it to a PS3 or PS4 (what if you don't have either?) and then copy it to the Go. I can't access the PSN store at all on either of my PSPs even WITHOUT CFW.

For a system that is digital only and is only 5 years old, this is really unacceptable. This is just yet another example of the problems with digital distribution and the age of downloading video games online.

10 or 15 years ago this would be unheard of.

I have other stories/problems with digital distribution but I won't elaborate unless you want me to.
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Updated you Aaron.

Yeah, if you have a PSP Go, I really have no clue what else you're supposed to do. As it stands now, I believe you have to buy a game from the PSN store, download it to a PS3 or PS4 (what if you don't have either?) and then copy it to the Go. I can't access the PSN store at all on either of my PSPs even WITHOUT CFW.

For a system that is digital only and is only 5 years old, this is really unacceptable. This is just yet another example of the problems with digital distribution and the age of downloading video games online.

10 or 15 years ago this would be unheard of.

I have other stories/problems with digital distribution but I won't elaborate unless you want me to.

Sure, elaborate, I am sure I will agree...my 200+ boxed PC game collection can back that up. I will always take physical releases over digital for many reasons, but for me, it mostly stems down to having a physical thing I can hold my hands to show for my money, not just some random license allowing me to use some digital content. Why would you not want to have the box, the manuals, etc...when you are paying the same price anyway, is beyond me. Anything digital only could potentially be lost the moment the distributor goes under, etc. I have caved a bit over the past couple years and bought several Steam games, but really only due to convenience, and coming across bundle deals on other sites that offer significant discounts. Also, some things these days are digital release only, unfortunately. Although several of these digital only releases have eventually gotten physical copies, it's not very common.
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Haven't really picked much up lately...been a rough past month or so, me and the ex broke up and I moved out, so money has been basically non-existent. But on the positive, I have had a lot more time to play the games I have picked up lol Finished quite a few games since my last post, the most memorable is definitely Metal Gear Solid 4...picked that up for $2 biggrin.gif Metal Gear Solid, the Playstation original, is one of my favourite games of all time, and I've played 1-4 now. But 4 was WAY better than expected...took me awhile to get into it, honestly, but once I did, I pretty much played it exclusively. Brought back so much nostalgia for the first one...going to have to pick that up again. Used to have it, but sold it off years back. I have 2 on Xbox and 3 on PS2. I don't have any of the special versions / remakes or anything though.

Anyway, also recently picked up a "3-pack" of PS3 games from Microplay for $6.99, came with Infamous, Gran Turismo 5 (reason I picked it up), and NHL 13.

Also about half-way through RE6 on PS3, very disappointing, even when I expected to be disappointed lol If it was a spin-off of the main series, I would probably enjoy it...but I guess I haven't enjoyed an RE game since RE:CV, I didn't even like RE4 redface.gif
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Finished quite a few games since my last post, the most memorable is definitely Metal Gear Solid 4...picked that up for $2 biggrin.gif Metal Gear Solid, the Playstation original, is one of my favourite games of all time, and I've played 1-4 now. But 4 was WAY better than expected...took me awhile to get into it, honestly, but once I did, I pretty much played it exclusively. Brought back so much nostalgia for the first one...going to have to pick that up again. Used to have it, but sold it off years back. I have 2 on Xbox and 3 on PS2. I don't have any of the special versions / remakes or anything though.

I had the same opinion about 4. I was very disinterested going into it because it was on the PS3, but I ended up liking it more than any game in the series besides MGS 1. I've found 2 and 3 to be very overrated.
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Got my Xbox PC complete...well, STILL waiting on the RJ45 port to get here, and I would eventually like to change out the hardware for something else...the PCIe "x16" on this board only runs at x1. So while I left space to install a graphics card, with the plans to eventually do so, there would be no point with this board. Luckily, I designed everything to fairly standard to replace. PSU is just a 1U with the casing removed...I can replace the motherboard with nearly any MATX or ITX...it's CPU cooler height that is the issue. So boards with a CPU soldered on are easier to fit...but there are some AMD boards similar to the one I have, that have at least PCIe running at x4, which I can handle. There might be some low profile CPU coolers that would fit...haven't really checked into it that far. The GPU goes beneath the "motherboard tray", and a PCIe x16 extension will be run to that location when the time comes. I have ordered one in the meantime. I'm just going to use it as is though for a bit. Anyway, Windows 7 is up and running on it at the moment, but since it's going to be a "retro" gaming themed PC, used for recording and emulation, I might change that to something else. I was even thinking of installing a few OS I never really played with much...and obviously I must install XBMC tongue.gif I am even going to try customizing whatever the main OS is I end up using to be XBOX themed.

I have also ordered USB WIFI and Bluetooth adapters that will be internal. Like I said before, I didn't cut any new holes in the case, I only had to enlarge to power cable opening as a standard PC power cable is much bigger than the XBOX one, and I didn't want to have to make a custom power cable every time I misplaced it. The only connections are HDMI for video in the original video port location, RJ45 on its way to go in it's original location, and power as I said. And then converted two of the controller ports to USB, and made USB adapters for the other two ports, so you can still just plug in an original Xbox controller for emulators and games.








Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 4/8/16 at 8:04am
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That's really cool. Nice job.

What are the full specs of what you put in it?
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That's really cool. Nice job.

What are the full specs of what you put in it?

Specs kind of suck, to be honest, cause I just built it with spare "crap" I had lying around. Right now it's just a Q1900M, 2GB Mushkin 1333, and a 250GB 2.5" HDD.

I built it though with plans to eventually swap that all out eventually, so I tried to keep everything pretty standard. Hopefully will someday have a better MATX/ITX motherboard, low power GPU...I left space for everything when the time comes. I've been looking into AMD APU boards with the soldered CPU, as most have PCIe x4 at least. The biggest issue is I sacrificed CPU cooler height in order to be able to easily put in a GPU, and I absolutely will not cut any visible holes into the Xbox case to fit a cooler. If I can't get a cooler that's low enough profile, I will either look into building one out of some laptop cooler parts, or just use something with a soldered CPU, like I said. I am likely overthinking it though, it's a ways off, and for all I know, I'll be able to get a standard cooler in there anyway. I have loads of blower style fans and stuff to keep things flat as possible. Also, maybe I will just do an AMD FM2+ APU build, something with a decent IGPU, and then use the GPU space for a small radiator as I know a CPU block would definitely fit with space to spare.

Oh, I also just got back from Microplay...picked up Killzone 2 PS3, Resistance Fall of Man PS3, and Dark Sector PS3, all CIB, for $5! They had a buy two get one free sale...I think Resistance was $3, and the other two were $2 each, but one of them was free. PS3 is as cheap, possibly even cheaper, to collect for than the original Xbox even...well, I mean, local brick and mortar prices at least. I am sure it's all still people bringing in their PS3 stuff when they switch to PS4, so I see the prices going back up a bit in a short amount of time. Keep in mind too, when I post about pricing, I am always referring to Canadian currency.
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I just bought some software for collections called Collecterz (I bought the movie and book versions too, because I'm a sucker).

I did a quite the audit of all my games (the console/steam ones anyway, probably 98%). And wow, do you have some games. I think I found some I had lost track of in fact. It appears I'm up to 128 PS2 games, with only one duplicate. Keeping in my I had zero PS2 games a year ago. Not sure how that duplicate snuck in there.

A few less (126) 2600 games but a lot more duplicates.

85 for PS1. Those are pretty cheap.

The rest of the consoles are less than 50. Credit to the collector software, it didn't take that long to go through and add them all. Just a few hours.

Not sure yet how I feel about the software. It doesn't seem to web scrape for game art/covers/meta information for some reason. Just a limited embedded i-frame sort of thing for searching. And if it doesn't find anything you're out of luck. Definitely trial it before buying. A lot more positives than negatives but that seems like an obvious feature for a database.
 
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Good to know.

I have 51 NES games, around 20 SNES games, 15 or so Game Boy, 75 for Genesis (the most), 32 for Master System and 20 or so for Game Gear.

I would have more, except, a good portion of the games I have are actually good and therefore cost more. I also have a general rule to not buy a game unless I really like it and know what it is (I won't just buy anything I find if I don't know it, I also refuse to buy certain games even if they're only $1 because I know they're bad- Battletoads and Zelda 2 being two of my most hated games.)

Further, I don't buy games that aren't on cartridge primarily because of space constraints and a lack of interest (probably also a lack of money, or I won't have high end GPUs for my rig). This means no PS/PS2 games. I would consider collecting for Dreamcast, Saturn and Sega CD but I have other means of playing those games (wink) and they're just too damn expensive. I primarily play RPGs and most of the good ones on Saturn and Sega CD are hundreds of dollars.

As a general rule I only buy/collect what I consider the best games for a system, and what I grew up with. This means stuff like Mario, FF, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger on SNES, as well as stuff like Shining Force, Phantasy Star, Sonic, Shinobi on Genesis.

I just recently got Gunstar Heroes for Genesis. I had to buy it off Amazon because I've looked for years and never seen it around here. With prices around here I'm fairly sure I'd pay a $20 premium at a local shop. I've wanted it for a long time. I was afraid the price would go up if I didn't buy it now. The only Genesis game I want that I don't have now is Sparkster (aka Rocket Knight Adventures 2). I think it goes for too much money for what it's worth.
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I love my gunstar heros took me forever to find a copy
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