Pointless Games

Forgot to give a collection update the other day!

Now starring:
Kirby Super Star
The Legend of Zelda

As well as an NES Game Genie that doesn’t appear to work in my front loader. Seriously considering getting a top loader. I’m a little upset that Kirby’s label is fucked, but there’s a number of my games that could use new labels. Whenever I can afford it, I’m definitely getting everything cleaned and re-labeled, if it needs it.

Four new awesome additions to my collection! We’ve got:

• Dr. Mario
• Final Fantasy
• Goof Troop
• Journey to Silius

They’re all in wonderful condition too, and they ALL work! I’m so happy to have these now, especially Journey to Silius, it’s a simple game but the soundtrack is so fucking rockin.

Four new awesome additions to my collection! We’ve got:

• Dr. Mario
• Final Fantasy
• Goof Troop
• Journey to Silius

They’re all in wonderful condition too, and they ALL work! I’m so happy to have these now, especially Journey to Silius, it’s a simple game but the soundtrack is so fucking rockin.

Console Area LEVEL UP

Got a new dresser to store things in, as well as a nice stand to sit on top of the dresser to keep everything organized and separate. On top of the stand is just the old home theater amplifier to tie everything together to my speakers.

You’ll notice that everything fits nice and snug in the top drawer, but it’s kinda not organized, I honestly wish I had shelving for my games, but due to the impermanence of my housing, I doubt I’ll have anything really special anytime soon.

You’ll also notice that my Wii and 360 are missing. And you’d be kinda right. They’re currently packed up along with the games for them to be traded into the local Play N Trade because I don’t really use either of them, and I’d rather use the money to either get more retro games, or save up for a 3DS or PS3. I’ve got all this PS3 Rock Band shit sitting here and I WANT TO PLAY IT SO BAD.

That’s just about it, no new games yet unfortunately. Maybe I’ll get something new soon! There’s a few games I’d really like to have that I’ll be looking out for when I have the money.

Console Area LEVEL UP

Got a new dresser to store things in, as well as a nice stand to sit on top of the dresser to keep everything organized and separate. On top of the stand is just the old home theater amplifier to tie everything together to my speakers.

You’ll notice that everything fits nice and snug in the top drawer, but it’s kinda not organized, I honestly wish I had shelving for my games, but due to the impermanence of my housing, I doubt I’ll have anything really special anytime soon.

You’ll also notice that my Wii and 360 are missing. And you’d be kinda right. They’re currently packed up along with the games for them to be traded into the local Play N Trade because I don’t really use either of them, and I’d rather use the money to either get more retro games, or save up for a 3DS or PS3. I’ve got all this PS3 Rock Band shit sitting here and I WANT TO PLAY IT SO BAD.

That’s just about it, no new games yet unfortunately. Maybe I’ll get something new soon! There’s a few games I’d really like to have that I’ll be looking out for when I have the money.

More adventures into emulation! Here, we’ve got a side by side of Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition. On top is a side by side at my normal viewing distance, the left being a direct screenshot of the Retroarch emulator, and the right being a closeup high res shot of my TV.

Now, in the screenshot, I’m using the RGB filter as opposed to the Composite filter, because the RGB more accurately mimics the crispness of my TV without producing a muddy screen image, which you can see from the TV shot, while it’s low res and kinda blurry on-screen, the image is still quite crisp, despite using composite cables and being passed through a surround amplifier I use for my sound system.

Comparing the two, I would by far prefer the TV, because it appears to be more accurately displaying the colors and overall feel of playing on a home console, despite the emulator specifically being tuned to emulate the view from a television. Yes, the emulator is nice if you can’t get a game, or don’t conveniently have a smaller TV hooked up right next to your computer monitors, but despite the emulator’s end-product being higher resolution and much easier to simply pick up and play, the TV has proven to have much more accurate and nicer-looking visuals, which will contribute to a much nicer play experience!

I already feel a lot better

I already feel a lot better

Had another small game haul yesterday, just didn’t have time to post it before the stream.

I am now the (arguably) proud owner of:• Batman
• Disney’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
• Snake’s Revenge
• Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Batman is obviously a pretty awesome game, a little tough but it’s on the NES, what do you expect. Disney’s Whogivesashit is obviously awful, but it was cheap and as a collector, I said why not. Super RotJ was surprisingly cheap, I’m guessing it’s due to the label’s condition, but there was a Super Mario World cart that looked like it had just been plucked from a landfill, and that was like $15.

SNAKE’S REVENGE is… a game. I’m an avid MGS fan, and I know it’s not canon and it’s based on the NES Metal Gear which was also awful, but it’s something I’ve always wanted in my collection, and now I have both Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge! Now to never play either of them.

I had the opportunity to pick up Mega Man 3, but it was $30, and since I had gotten a new pin connector for the NES as well, that would’ve pushed me over my budget. Maybe next time, if it’s still there. Though in hindsight, I probably should’ve got it, since the new connector didn’t fix any of my issues with these 3 games not even booting. Oh well.

Had another small game haul yesterday, just didn’t have time to post it before the stream.

I am now the (arguably) proud owner of:
• Batman
• Disney’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
• Snake’s Revenge
• Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Batman is obviously a pretty awesome game, a little tough but it’s on the NES, what do you expect. Disney’s Whogivesashit is obviously awful, but it was cheap and as a collector, I said why not. Super RotJ was surprisingly cheap, I’m guessing it’s due to the label’s condition, but there was a Super Mario World cart that looked like it had just been plucked from a landfill, and that was like $15.

SNAKE’S REVENGE is… a game. I’m an avid MGS fan, and I know it’s not canon and it’s based on the NES Metal Gear which was also awful, but it’s something I’ve always wanted in my collection, and now I have both Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge! Now to never play either of them.

I had the opportunity to pick up Mega Man 3, but it was $30, and since I had gotten a new pin connector for the NES as well, that would’ve pushed me over my budget. Maybe next time, if it’s still there. Though in hindsight, I probably should’ve got it, since the new connector didn’t fix any of my issues with these 3 games not even booting. Oh well.

So I learned I had store credit at the local used game place and

So I learned I had store credit at the local used game place and

Just added an original black Tengen Tetris NES cart to my collection, as well as Link to the Past for SNES. These better/more rare games are starting to cost some money.

Oh, and I got a Wiimote so I can actually use my Wii, and No More Heroes 2. I’ll be checking around for Brawl tomorrow, so I can play with some pretty awesome people soon~

Four new additions to the collection!

• Sonic the Hedgehog 3
• Super Mario All-Stars
• Jeopardy
• Darkman

Unfortunately All-Stars isn’t the version with Super Mario World, and I don’t know which version of Jeopardy this is, there’s like 20 different NES versions of that game. I bought Darkman on a whim, hopefully it’s good, but hell, it was $5.

Four new additions to the collection!

• Sonic the Hedgehog 3
• Super Mario All-Stars
• Jeopardy
• Darkman

Unfortunately All-Stars isn’t the version with Super Mario World, and I don’t know which version of Jeopardy this is, there’s like 20 different NES versions of that game. I bought Darkman on a whim, hopefully it’s good, but hell, it was $5.