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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 12:44:30 pm »

Both the Japanese and European SNES look similar. Only the American one is different (for those who never saw one here is how the 1991 one looked like:


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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 10:03:47 am »
I got an original ps2 with two gta games for €15,-

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 10:52:09 am »
I kept my GameCube and my GBA SP (out of my five games for that one, the best are Super Mario Bros 3 and Pokémon Fire Red which I'm currently replaying for the fourth time :P). My father wants me to sell the GC but I'll never do that.

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 06:44:31 pm »




I also picked Alundra 2 yesterday and Legacy of Kain earlier today for Playstation. I saw a Commodore 64, Colecovision and Sega Master System too, but sadly didn't have enough money with me and the SMS had no power adapter anyway.
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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 07:45:47 pm »
Wow, the only thing I own is a PS2.
To play most other classic games, I use PC emulators

But now I feel like I'm missing out on something here. 
I guess it's like a book.  You can have digital books on an eReader, but there's something about holding a physical book.

I guess having the physical copies of old classic video games is more satisfying than having them as just a ROM file on your computer...

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2013, 07:48:18 pm »
In some cases, it's better to play on the original console if the gamepad is better than what you have on the computer and for compatibility purposes, but in other cases where controls are terrible or the screen sucks (like on the GBA or Game Gear where it's hard to see anything) it's better to play on an emulator.

There are also savestates on a computer but some might consider this as some form of cheating :P

Also some old games get more valuable with the years due to being collector items so some people can make money from them.
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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2013, 07:51:32 pm »
Yeah, I guess I'm just a few years too young to have gotten any of the classic consoles/games when they were out/popular.  I was born in 1997.  I think I remember owning a Gameboy Color when I was like 4 or 5, and later a Gameboy Advance, but I have no idea what happened to either of those things. 

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2013, 08:03:24 pm »
If you ever get an original Nintendo DS, go to the screen options then turn OFF the backlight (I don't think it's possible on the 3DS). That's how bad the Game Boy Advance LCD was.
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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2013, 09:00:54 pm »
Metroid Prime for $6. Then my parents took away and subsequently lost the game, so I learned how to run Wii/GC games off an SD card.

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 09:09:07 pm »
Then my parents took away and subsequently lost the game

That sucks D: (in both senses :trollface:), I would hate if that happened to me considering how rare and hard to find those games get after a while. Nice that you found it for $6 in the first place, though.

Also the two games I got for the Atari Lynx aren't too bad. At first I worried about the horrible LCD but then I realized the brightness was maxed out so I just lowered it a lot so I can see stuff and it's pretty nice.

It's like a 8 bit console but with slightly better graphics and 16 bit console effects like zooming.

I might try to get the Commodore 64 if it has everything available to play games. The store guy also has Pitfall but apparently it's rare and it still had the factory seal (I think it was opened, but I could be wrong).


Btw avoid the Mass Effect trilogy unless the box says it includes all DLC! Gamestop charges $59.99 for it, yet they sell Mass Effect 2 used for $12.99 and Mass Effect 3 for $14.99. The online site in Canada charges $14.99 for an used copy of Mass Effect 1. Just get them used separately if you can get the downloadable content for free.

Also the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 is $59.99. It's a special edition, but before buying it, remember that you can get the PS3 or 360 version for at least $40 cheaper.
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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2013, 09:20:09 pm »
Getting the Commodore 64 would be pretty awesome. That is, if you don't mind typing all the games by hand each time you wanna play them.
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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2013, 09:20:34 pm »
My brother has two of 'em >.<

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2013, 09:21:17 pm »
Getting the Commodore 64 would be pretty awesome. That is, if you don't mind typing all the games by hand each time you wanna play them.

Aren't there tapes and floppy disks? ???
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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2013, 09:52:05 pm »
Yes they are. For tapes, I wonder if you could plug in a computer in the speaker port instead of the tape drive.

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Re: Your best video game pickups.
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2013, 11:58:04 pm »
Then my parents took away and subsequently lost the game

That sucks D: (in both senses :trollface:), I would hate if that happened to me considering how rare and hard to find those games get after a while. Nice that you found it for $6 in the first place, though.
Wow, I didn't even realize that.