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Title: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 25, 2012, 11:25:30 pm
This could be an interesting topic.  Not meant as one that is some sort of show off thread, but rather a way to see the tastes and luck of other members.  I think it would be interesting to see what kind of stuff we buy 'round these parts.  Or at least, those of us who actually buy games.   :police:  I won't post what I paid for anything unless anybody specifically asks... again, trying to keep the money aspect out and the tastes aspect in.

So in the last two weeks, here's where my gaming dollar has been spent:

I bought a mint condition PSP1000, to have as a back up unit to my existing one.  I love the PSP rather fervently and plan to play the system for years to come, given its massive library.  Thus, I want to have spare parts or a spare unit in case my current breaks or is lost.  I will buy at least one more PSP for this reason as well, given I want my gf to have one of her own for ad hoc sessions with me.

Aside from that, I bought a few Game Cube games, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, and Lost Kingdoms (figured I'd get it since I have the sequel already).  None of those games may be exceptional, but I consider the first two to be history pieces in a way, so I'd like to play them some day.  There are scant few Game Cube games left I want but don't own, I plan to finish collecting for that library this year at any rate.

Lastly, I picked up Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes for Xbox.  Real time strategy isn't a big genre favorite for me, but this series seems to have a little extra gusto to it that I haven't seen in Dynasty Warriors for example.  If anything the titles were obviously ambitious, with impressive engines and graphics.  So I think it was worth getting a copy of.

So that was the last two weeks for me.  On average I buy about 2 games a week.  Mostly for Wii this year, as I finally bought a Wii last Christmas.  I generally only buy games which I can get incredible deals on.  Unfortunately you have to bleed once in a while!

So what about you guys, what have you bought recently? 
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on April 26, 2012, 12:05:03 am
I just put together an ITX-sized media/emulation PC which, when completely twinked out, won't look anything like Windows and will be sitting next to my TV as an alternative gaming platform and media center. It's an Intel i5 2550 on a Z68 motherboard, 4GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive, and a GeForce 430GT graphics board which isn't especially powerful but ought to be sufficient. Good stuff.

But for games? Fez.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DarknessSavior on April 26, 2012, 12:06:36 am
I just bought Armored Core 3 for $6 and Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward for $1. :D

~DS
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on April 26, 2012, 08:04:14 am
I very recently cancelled my Risen 2 pre-order after most early reviews have been severely in the "meh" territory. In a fluke of random madness I pre-ordered Guild Wars 2 instead. I've been a lot more favourable to MMOs since Star Trek Online and saw that they had a first beta weekend this week which I'd still get access to by pre-ordering. Only afterwards did I read that the actual release might still be half a year or more off, geez I hope not.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: vivify93 on April 26, 2012, 08:08:10 am
Last month, I finally managed to get a copy of the GBA version of Tales of Phantasia. It's not perfect, but I like playing things on the original system more than emulating.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UglyJoe on April 26, 2012, 12:37:00 pm
Last non-mobile game that I bought was Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS).  I pre-ordered it from Amazon, which yielded a download code for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus.  I can honestly say I've been enjoying latter more than the former.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MisterJones on April 26, 2012, 12:47:20 pm
Aside from latest indie bundles, I purchased blur and bulletstorm last month, both of which I havent tried yet because I am still busy with a few WRPGs
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on April 26, 2012, 01:35:17 pm
Picked up a few indie bundles, but those aren't my big purchases.

Let's see...  last two weeks...  through chicanery at Dirt Cheap, I got enough store credit at GameStop, coupled with their 50% bonus towards pre-owned purchases, to pick up Dark Souls, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Uncharted 3, the last of which I've already polished off (it's blessedly free of bloat and lasts about ten hours).  Also picked up another copy of Okamiden, and gave it to my cousin.  I think, the week before that, my brother and I did some combining of resources and picked up Crysis 2, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, and L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition.  Actually, that may have been a little more than two weeks ago.

Before someone comments that I'm made of money, almost all of these were obtained through judicious resale / trading of various titles from Dirt Cheap.  I missed out on another batch of stuff, somebody came in and got all the good stuff when it hit 80%.  Doh!  Anyway, the effective cost of the most recent set was a bit less than $24.  :D
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 26, 2012, 02:01:20 pm
Provided the games you're getting are complete with cases, liner covers, manuals, and not-scratched-to-hell discs; then yes Sarge you are doing it right.

Where I live I do have a GameStop nearby, but I think of that store as the den of Satan, and I shan't enter it evermore.  Aside from that, there's a Walmart and a Big Lots... neither of which have prices I agree with.  So it's primarily online shopping for me.  The bad side of that is it's not always as cheap as I'd like, the good side is I can always find any game I want for purchase.  I like to target and strike... but that means I never have happy bargain bin surprises.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on April 26, 2012, 02:09:09 pm
Yeah, I usually only target complete copies of games in GS.  And ours is quite good, actually.  You still have copies of games that aren't in great shape that come through, but that's to be expected.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Nightcrawler on April 26, 2012, 03:04:22 pm
Here in NJ the used game bin in my local Gamestops comprise mainly of all sports games. Oh yeah, there's also the Nintendo bins with Mario games still selling for $5 less than they did brand new 10 years ago! I haven't found anything worthwhile in them in years. There's no actual pawn shops around here either (unless I went to say Patterson or something and risk mugs and murders).

I can never believe how so many of you got most of your games used over the years (other than online). Employees were hogging the Dragon Quests, Final Fantasys, and Chrono Triggers even way back when they were Babbages and Electronic Boutique.

Come to think of I don't think I've seen more than a few good offering in those used game bins in my ENTIRE life. They never had what I was looking for. I do have that one good memory of getting my crown jewel Wild Arms 1 for a few bucks.

I guess it's all in the area you live.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 26, 2012, 03:12:09 pm
Oh yeah, there's also the Nintendo bins with Mario games still selling for $5 less than they did brand new 10 years ago!

This is something I still don't understand.  Why the !$&@^ don't Nintendo first party games depreciate the way Sony and Microsoft ones do?  I mean, is it an intentional limited supply?  Do people not resell their old Nintendo games to resaturate the used game market?  I just don't get it.

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Come to think of I don't think I've seen more than a few good offering in those used game bins in my ENTIRE life.

Yeah even way back when, when I once frequented Electronics Boutique and Babbages, I never found amazing deals.  I remember I was happy to find System Shock 2 for $10 used, but when I got it home the CD was a scratched up mess.  Nope, no luck for me in brick'n'mortars.  In three different towns I've combed in years past, I almost always got shafted... either the used games were too damned expensive, or the discs were in terrible shape.  Even when I bought cartridges I had to bleed for them.  I remember paying $30 for a used copy of Phantasy Star IV in 1999, and that was CARTRIDGE ONLY.  That was the ONLY copy of the game I could find within 100 miles of my house.  I guess my one good story would be buying Kirby 3 for SNES at a Video Warehouse used but complete in mint shape for $15 (in 1999).  It was an impulse buy and I was amazed how good the game was.  Still, thank god the internet came and made IMO all those rip off brick'n'mortar stores obsolete.  Ever since 2001 I've bought 95% of my games online.

Of course now Microsoft and Steam and such want to make used games obsolete  :'( , but that's a different tale of woe.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on April 26, 2012, 03:23:36 pm
This is something I still don't understand.  Why the !$&@^ don't Nintendo first party games depreciate the way Sony and Microsoft ones do?  I mean, is it an intentional limited supply?  Do people not resell their old Nintendo games to resaturate the used game market?  I just don't get it.

It's Nintendo's policy, they never lower the list price, so retailers don't have much wriggle room. Just look at the ridiculous prices on the Virtual Console for truly ancient games. And do you see a lot of good deals there akin to Steam? Nintendo just goes take it or leave it. And the fanboys are unfortunately taking it.

But Nintendo just announced a net loss (of 300 million €) for the first time in their company history. I rejoiced at that news, they won't get their shit together and stop sucking until someone grabs them by the balls and squeezes hard.

Edit: Clarified currency so the number gets a meaning
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 26, 2012, 03:27:43 pm
until someone grabs them by the balls and squeezes hard

(http://i.imgur.com/bb2nh.png)

I love the smell of reality in the morning. (http://www.vg247.com/2012/04/26/nintendo-reports-first-annual-loss-for-fy2012-3ds-sells-13-5-million/)
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ryusui on April 26, 2012, 03:31:42 pm
But Nintendo just announced a net loss (of 300 million €) for the first time in their company history. I rejoiced at that news, they won't get their shit together and stop sucking until someone grabs them by the balls and squeezes hard.

Amen to that. The only thing that Nintendo can learn from is failure. Success just makes them dumber.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on April 26, 2012, 04:09:29 pm
Pure luck on my part, I suppose.  I didn't get many opportunities to frequent Electronics Boutique or other stores of its ilk due to living in the middle of nowhere.  Most of my finds, at least when younger, came through salvage stores, garage sales, video stores, and pawn shops.  I bugged the heck out of Blockbuster for a while there, and got some good games when their used pricing was actually reasonable.  The pawn shop didn't have a lot of hoarders, because they just wanted to move product.  And the local video store, for some reason, seemed to carry a few of the really good RPGs.  And they didn't rent well, as they hadn't quite caught on, especially in a tiny town in rural Mississippi, where the audience for those types of games probably consisted of me and my brother.  (Well, that may not be entirely true, but it was probably close.)

I still want Kirby's Dream Land 3, by the way...  I passed up on it in Toys 'R' Us for $30, and it never really dropped (or I missed it).  I did snag Super Mario RPG there for $15, though.

And really, that may be the other part of it.  I was so far behind the curve that as everyone was unloading all their stuff to "upgrade" to Playstation / Saturn, I still cared about the SNES.  A lot.  Especially since it took me forever to actually get one (1995-ish).
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 26, 2012, 04:39:02 pm
Dream Land 3 is such an astounding game, I really must replay that one co-op this year, as I did it single player back when.  If you haven't played it in a while, go contrast that SNES classic with Epic Yawn, and you may realize why I was so down on that Wii game.  Yes Epic has wonderful graphics, but the gameplay is a travesty.  Probably because it was a whole different game before being smeared with a Kirby skin.  Oh boy am I getting off topic here...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on April 26, 2012, 04:53:14 pm
Meh, we're really good at that.  It's more like a conversation that way, taking twists and turns as needed to keep things going.  :)

At any rate, Kirby 3 is such a weird game for me.  The control has always seemed a little off, and I've never pushed through it, despite being a raging Kirby fanboy.  Maybe I should give it another go.  I think it's the only mainline entry I haven't finished.  And as you know, I'm not down on Epic Yarn, but to each their own.  It's not quite traditional Kirby, but it was a fun game for me.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on April 26, 2012, 09:38:53 pm
Amen to that. The only thing that Nintendo can learn from is failure. Success just makes them dumber.

We saw that happen once, though... Didn't we...? I think...

ANYHOW.

My most recent gaming purchase...? Pre-ordering The Last Story, I suppose...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BRPXQZME on April 26, 2012, 09:47:48 pm
Ordering Xenoblade.

(Not pre-ordering, though that was the intent. Because someone withheld a certain gift card that was coming in the mail... [/basement dweller].)

And since I don’t pay for full-priced games very often, it goes without saying that I won’t be making another purchase very soon. Well, actually, I gotta find a way to use that gift card, so... probably that’s how I’m going to buy ME3 soonish.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DarknessSavior on April 27, 2012, 03:31:17 am
I can never believe how so many of you got most of your games used over the years (other than online). Employees were hogging the Dragon Quests, Final Fantasys, and Chrono Triggers even way back when they were Babbages and Electronic Boutique.

Come to think of I don't think I've seen more than a few good offering in those used game bins in my ENTIRE life. They never had what I was looking for. I do have that one good memory of getting my crown jewel Wild Arms 1 for a few bucks.

I guess it's all in the area you live.
Personally, when I worked for Gamestop back in 2006, we had a TON of good PSX games (they'd already gotten rid of NES/SNES by the time I worked there). And that was AFTER the employees (myself included) took their pick of the litter. I personally got Final Fantasy IX, Wild Arms 2, Persona 2 Eternal Punishment, and many other great PSX games for pretty cheap. And we always had a few extra copies of those kinda things on the shelves.

It does really depend on the area. We just kept getting random shipments filled with PSX games, though. 'course, I also grabbed a copy of Suikoden II (no box, no manual, scratched to hell) for $50 (have a Game Doctor, so I fixed it, and it works), and a copy of Paper Mario (cart only) for $5. :D

~DS
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 27, 2012, 08:31:40 am
Maybe I should give it another go.

Yes.  Yes you should.

Dream Land 3 is huge, has tons of variety, a mountain of secrets, and is just a complete blast to delve through.  It's my second favorite platformer for SNES just shy of Yoshi's Island.  You are truly missing out by dismissing it for any reason whatsoever home skillet.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Nightcrawler on April 27, 2012, 08:41:11 am
The stores around me were typically small, so I image the stock of used games coming in and how many copies of a particular title made a huge difference. If there were enough to satisfy the employees and still be some of the public, there's no issue. That may not have been the case for the ones by me.

Although, I recall a time where one of the employees told me one of their guys was taking ALL copies of particular titles because he could get more for them on his own and turn profit.

Do you guys ever feel bad at all when you get a good deal on a used game and the game is totally awesome, but the developers didn't see a cent from you? Sometimes I'm sympathetic to the developers not getting some extra money off used games, but at the same time they did make the initial sale and they do control the price structure, so they can adjust if they wanted to.

It's a publishers world anyway. The guys who always suffer regardless are the actual programmers, artists, etc.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 27, 2012, 09:03:15 am
but the developers didn't see a cent from you?

Unless there have been drastic changes in the industry I am unaware of; the developers generally aren't seeing money from retail sales.   The developers were paid up front before-hand by contract negotiations with a publisher.  The publisher gets the money from the sales as restitution.  Sometimes the developers receive further payment via royalties, but that's more the exception than the rule.

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It's a publishers world anyway.

Yes, yes it is.  Though with clients like Steam and GOG, and direct distribution and all, this is slowly changing... at least for smaller games.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BRPXQZME on April 27, 2012, 12:38:49 pm
Yeah, royalties for games? Not a thing, for the most part.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 27, 2012, 12:43:44 pm
Yeah, royalties for games? Not a thing, for the most part.

Well take "royalties" in this instance to mean "bonuses".  Sometimes there are bonuses based on sales, ratings, release dates being met, etc.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Nightcrawler on April 27, 2012, 12:54:44 pm
How do you know that? (Not disagreeing, just asking to be informed) Why is it different from the book or music industry? For example I know that as a book author with a publishing contract, you typically get an advance from your publisher. Sales will pay the publisher back until that amount is exceeded and after that you typically get a royalty for those sales. I believe it works similarly in the music industry.

Is it because games are developed by many people? I know obviously some of those poor programmers or artists slave away for a salary and don't get any piece of the pie.

That's how it works for me in engineering. I design something for my paltry salary, the boss takes it, sells it and collects continued profits. If I'm lucky, the Republican trickle down theory will come into play and I might see a raise, but most of the time he just takes it to pay for his Jaguars and BMWs. >:( If only the things I do and create in my spare time were not worthless (monetarily speaking). I'm the type of guy who seems to pursue more self fulfillment in my spare time than money. Yet, had I pursued money all these years, perhaps I'd have more time available for sell fulfillment! Or... perhaps I'd be broke with no home because a large percentage of start up businesses, consultants, and inventors fail miserably. Life is so difficult. :P
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BRPXQZME on April 27, 2012, 01:18:59 pm
How do you know that? (Not disagreeing, just asking to be informed) Why is it different from the book or music industry? For example I know that as a book author with a publishing contract, you typically get an advance from your publisher. Sales will pay the publisher back until that amount is exceeded and after that you typically get a royalty for those sales. I believe it works similarly in the music industry.

Is it because games are developed by many people? I know obviously some of those poor programmers or artists slave away for a salary and don't get any piece of the pie.
I’m not an expert, but as with many things in life, there are a number of factors that may or may not do it. But overall, it’s that way now because the corporate models are very similar industry-wide (no unions, high start-up costs, only a handful of game companies are older than video games so this is not exactly a mature industry with finely crafted executive experience) and inertia is a hell of a drug.

But I found one self-proclaimed expert (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/02/why-dont-more-game-developers-see-royalties-from-their-work.ars) and a very short explanation (http://books.google.com/books?id=m5exIODbtqkC&lpg=PA335&ots=ouBqYDfmPR&dq=game%20industry%20no%20royalties&pg=PA335#v=onepage&q&f=false) of why it stopped happening very often as of late (by which I mean almost a decade ago).
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on April 27, 2012, 01:23:01 pm
How do you know that? (Not disagreeing, just asking to be informed)

From reading stuff like this:

http://www.1up.com/news/forget-games-games-sales-don

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DustinClingman/20120204/9359/Developers_Deserve_Residual_Royalties.php

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/02/why-dont-more-game-developers-see-royalties-from-their-work.ars

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_developer#Third-party_developers

http://www.cheatcc.com/extra/thefutureofgamepublishinganddevelopment.html

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/04/opinion_kohler-we-need-no-one/

Etc.

There are exceptions to everything in life, but generally a developer gets paid by a publisher to make the game, and the publisher makes their money back via said game's sales.  Sometimes royalties of sorts are included, but not very often.

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Why is it different from the book or music industry?

Because the video game industry's creators (programmers, writers, artists, musicians) aren't taken as seriously as those industries'.  Where is the ASCAP for the gaming industry, eh?  Like holmes above said, this industry is still in its infancy, and it needs specific unions and dedicated lawyers to catch up with the rest.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Nightcrawler on April 27, 2012, 01:58:06 pm
Thanks for the links. Well, it's not surprise why the industry has been on the decline and it's also no surprise innovation has declined. I would imagine it's not very motivating to be a game developers for one of the industry standard companies. Another case where it seemed like a dream job as a child, then you become an adult, start working in the field and are severely disappointed.

One of BRPXQZME's articles mentioned publishers are NOT recouping their advances/costs. I knew production costs were high, but I didn't realize it had gotten to that point where they couldn't even recoup the advance. We're headed back to the days of smaller studios one way or another because the current business model is unsustainable now.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BRPXQZME on April 27, 2012, 02:46:09 pm
Uh, most projects fail to turn much of a profit and that’s not new by a long stretch. That’s a very traditional model; the publisher sticks its neck out for the >90% of books/games/whatever that seem okay but almost certainly won’t sell for the <10% of the books/games/whatever that will pay for the others and then some. It’s basic risk pooling. It’s safe to say that EA Sports alone has funded many experiments.

The rise of the indie game market is also a complex phenomenon; I would not point to that as a sign of the unsustainability of big-budget studios and such, but as a sign of the flexibility and smaller scale of indies opening up new opportunities for growth. The two cater to somewhat different markets (there is some middle ground), and they really can’t compete with each other in every arena. AAA doesn’t bring you good $1 iPhone games, because they aren’t really good for the “throw it at the wall and see what sticks” mindset (I’m sure some older game companies are funding some sort of “ashcan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashcan_copy)” concept-mill approach somewhere, but with every 15 year old out there being able to pirate Flash and upload things to Newgrounds, it probably doesn’t get too far). Likewise, indies don’t bring you the next big FPS or MMORPG in a box (Yes, I think all of these things I’m mentioning can be hurrfests to some extent, too, now don’t bring that up I’m just free-associating here :| ).
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on April 27, 2012, 02:49:19 pm
Also keep in mind that the author of a book or the members of a band only live from the income of the sales (+ touring in case of the band). While the developers are employees and get regular paychecks. And some positions must earn quite well, at least often hear Peter Molyneux talk about his Ferrari collection.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Nightcrawler on April 27, 2012, 03:45:11 pm
Uh, most projects fail to turn much of a profit and that’s not new by a long stretch. That’s a very traditional model; the publisher sticks its neck out for the >90% of books/games/whatever that seem okay but almost certainly won’t sell for the <10% of the books/games/whatever that will pay for the others and then some. It’s basic risk pooling. It’s safe to say that EA Sports alone has funded many experiments.

I don't have any proof off-hand, but I'm pretty sure most first time book author gets a miniscule advance  (a few thousand, say even as low as <$5000 dollars I think I have seen)  that isn't that much of a risk for the publisher. It varies case to case and publisher to publisher, but I think at least with books, the risk is much lower. That's likely because the COST is also much lower compared to a game and that's the problem. Yeah, certainly it is risk pooling, but I think it's very different between industries.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Panzer88 on April 28, 2012, 03:58:29 pm
about a month ago I bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution and I'm really happy that I did. I expected it to be a disgrace compared to the original but it's actually really good.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on April 28, 2012, 05:12:21 pm
I finally got Catherine!! Yay. Now, let's see when I'll ever play it.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: vivify93 on March 04, 2013, 01:23:10 pm
I figure it's better to bump this up than make a new topic, since this one hasn't been pruned yet.

I think the last few purchases I made were...

- Tales of Symphonia (GameCube)
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)
Those two were made on recommendation of my friends. I don't own a Wii, but I plan to get one soon. I picked up a GC memory card and controller too.

- Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (PS1)
I got these for cheap at GameStop when I went to pick up a PlayStation 3.

- Star Ocean: First Departure (PlayStation Portable)
I found this title that is semi-expensive online for cheap at a mall's GameStop when I went to get a new PS3 controller for myself, as the one that came with my used PS3 was somewhat busted. I let my sister keep it though.

- Chrono Trigger (DS)
- Chrono Cross (PlayStation)
Bought these near the end of my first semester of college.

- Phantasy Star Collection (GameBoy Advance)
- Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
I needed to get RW because I freaking love FFXII, and Phantasy Star Collection was priced real cheap.

And I just now bought the following PlayStation games - Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, and Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete. They're all rare PS1 games, but they were going for incredibly low prices. Well, EBC wasn't, but I was waiting for a friend's input when the copy going for $30 got snatched up. Eh, you win some, you lose some, you buy it anyway.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/74064bede1547e9096a09c7abb17fedf/tumblr_mhzkz8sWCd1rv54u4o1_500.png)
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 04, 2013, 01:39:33 pm
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I don't own a Wii, but I plan to get one soon.

Don't forget about this little ol' thread when you do:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,15488.0.html

In the spirit of this thread, my most recent purchases were:

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/6/8/0/647680_265583_front.jpg)

And ta-da this is my very first 3DS game acquisition.  Got it new off Amazon.  This month I plan to buy a 3DS XL along with a special enhancement that I won't mention until I have one first... along with Fire Emblem Awakening and Zero Escape.

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/8/9/1/918891_53230_front.jpg)

Picked this up for the ol' Xbox because I'm a sucker for racing games that have plots mixed into their career mode.  I already have its predecessor Pro Race Driver, and I plan to pick Toca Race Driver 3 eventually.  The whole series has the story stuff in them that I like.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 04, 2013, 01:53:09 pm
Ah, cool, you picked it up.  You'll have to let me know how it is when you get that 3DS XL!

My most recent purchase was...  well, retail was Sticker Star.  Folks can read more about my final impressions over in the Victoly! thread, and eventually on Shall We Game?  :)  My most recent digital purchase was Picdun 2, which I picked up last night after polishing off Paper Mario (thanks for the recommend, Gid!).  Not very far, but it's kinda interesting.  And...  wow, a little heavy on the fan service.  Battle system seems interesting, although I'm surprised they didn't go touch-based.  Not that it ends up mattering, but it was my understanding that the first game used them.

Looks like it's going to be pretty substantial for a $5 purchase.  Now, if I don't get distracted by something else...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 04, 2013, 02:12:18 pm
Ah, cool, you picked it up.

Yeah, I had to bleed full price for it.  That sucks, but this is one of those games that I think will only get more expensive as time goes on.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 04, 2013, 02:24:35 pm
My most recent game purchase was Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen, though the most recent gaming purchase that I've actually played is Persona 3 Portable.  Want to start Jeanne D'Arc, but unfortunately I need to finish Persona 3 Portable first.  Long game is long.  Also, seriously, why are all the female characters in Persona 3 Portable written so much better that their male equivalents?
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 04, 2013, 02:55:06 pm
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen

I've seen you mention this game so often that I'm legitimately interested in playing it now.  But what version do you recommend of it, the SNES or the PlayStation?
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ChronoMoogle on March 04, 2013, 03:05:49 pm
SNES version is recommended, being technical impressive for the system and having no loading times is imo superior to minimal better graphics and music on the PSX.
There are no real differences story- and gameplay-wise if I recall right.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 04, 2013, 03:24:51 pm
I'm not sure there's a huge difference.  I do know, however, that it's easier to get hold of a complete PSX copy than a complete SNES copy, if you're looking to go the legit route.  That's the version I happen to own.  I've never actually run across the SNES cart in the wild.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MegaManJuno on March 04, 2013, 04:42:21 pm
As for the music... Overall, I think it sounded better on the SNES. The PS1 soundtrack has the bass mixed in too heavy from what I recall, and it drowns out the rest of the track in some cases.

I do know of at least 1 glitch on the SNES one that I'm not sure is resolved on the PS1. There was at least 1 NPC whose dialog gets screwed up, displaying gibberish & blank pages... but doesn't really affect the game otherwise, to my knowledge.

The PS1 version adds waypoint capabilities when directing your troops. It's a nice addition, if ultimately unnecessary. If you're playing on real hardware, the PS1 version also adds saving mid-battle. If emulating, this won't really matter due to save state capabilities.

There are definite load times on the PS1 between battles, which can get old fast. Also, while I believe some of the spell effects may have been redone on the PS1, there's one thing during battle that irks me.  The full battle screen on the PS1 is slightly wider than the display. So it now scrolls a little back and forth as each side makes its attacks. This just serves to ultimately slow down battles even more, on top of the load times.

For my money, I'd stick with the SNES version.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: vivify93 on March 04, 2013, 07:52:42 pm
Also, seriously, why are all the female characters in Persona 3 Portable written so much better that their male equivalents?
Because it's Persona. I don't know very much about P3, and I only know P4 from my friends rambling about it and reading hiimdaisy's comics, but seriously, the females are just too badass compared to the males.

I think the only males I actually like are P1's MC, Jun Kurosu, and from what little I know of him, Kanji Tatsumi.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pikachumanson on March 04, 2013, 08:49:59 pm
Halo Reach
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MisterJones on March 04, 2013, 09:30:27 pm
I've seen you mention this game so often that I'm legitimately interested in playing it now.  But what version do you recommend of it, the SNES or the PlayStation?

You haven't played Ogre Battle? Oh man, you are misisng in a really fine strategy game. My only grieve is the lack of mouse support.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 04, 2013, 10:04:06 pm
You haven't played Ogre Battle? Oh man, you are misisng in a really fine strategy game.

No I haven't played it yet.  So many games, so little time, you know.  Considering its lineage I have no doubt it's great though.

And thank you MMJ for the detailed information, SNES version it is then.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Isao Kronos on March 04, 2013, 10:16:51 pm
Last physical game: Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 and Dragon's Dogma from christmas
last general purchase: 360 VGA cable
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MegaManJuno on March 04, 2013, 10:36:03 pm
And thank you MMJ for the detailed information, SNES version it is then.

No problem. I still end up naming PC hardware after stuff from that game. ;) Also, I did end up importing the Disaster game for Wii, based on your review. Haven't played it yet, but there's that...

Otherwise, I picked up Ys Seven for PSP used, fairly cheap and playing it now. Also, in that same trip, found a used copy of the Wii Godfather: Blackhand Edition. Lastly, picked up Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for PS3.

Think that pretty much covers it for my acquisitions in the past couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: granz on March 05, 2013, 01:01:18 am
Dragon Warrior for NES. It recently occurred to me that I haven't completed a single game from the Dragon Quest series. I figured I may as well start with the first and see if I have any interest from there.

Talk about a grind fest. The plot details are scarce, and the only thing you essentially need to do to finish the game is collect a handful of key items. Reaching those items is another story. Every time you cross a bridge, you're slaughtered by enemies 10 or 20 times more powerful than you. You have to waste hours level grinding just so you can walk to the next town. Unfortunately, the grinding isn't limited to experience levels. Equipment upgrades are ridiculously overpriced, and enemies drop nominal amounts of gold. It took me probably two hours just to collect just enough gold to outfit myself with sub-par items at the beginning of the game, only to find out they're obsolete by the time I reach the next town.

Here I am with the Broad Sword, Full Plate armor and Large Shield, (the best equipment options available at this point) and I still can't defeat that god awful Axe Knight guarding an essential key item in Hauksness. Looks like I'll have to waste about 4 more hours getting my warrior to level 15 or 16, even though I just finished a grind session merely so I could reach Hauksness in the first place.

Is the rest of the series anything like this?
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 05, 2013, 01:09:25 am
No I haven't played it yet.  So many games, so little time, you know.  Considering its lineage I have no doubt it's great though.

And thank you MMJ for the detailed information, SNES version it is then.
I'll also recommend the SNES version.  It's a game that really suffers when you start needing load times for stuff, same as Tactics Ogre.  Content-wise, the games are the same.  It was much more popular in Japan than it was here, which is why it got a Saturn and Playstation port (so many great Saturn games that never made it here...).

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Because it's Persona. I don't know very much about P3, and I only know P4 from my friends rambling about it and reading hiimdaisy's comics, but seriously, the females are just too badass compared to the males.

I think the only males I actually like are P1's MC, Jun Kurosu, and from what little I know of him, Kanji Tatsumi.
I rather like Akihiko's character, but he's seriously silly (though I've met some people similar to his character as written).  The rest of the males are pretty off-putting though.  It's not that they're written poorly, it's just that they aren't interesting as characters.  Anyway, again, really like Saori as a character, shows real growth and a lot of bravery.  I like that Persona 3 Portable also avoids the "women hate other women" trope.  Aigis is interesting too, but in the same way that Labrys is interesting in Persona 4 Arena.  There's an interesting discussion available about the human spirit in the face of circumstance.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lilinda on March 05, 2013, 01:53:40 am
I got El Shaddai earlier today for three bucks.

Holy shit this game.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dr. Mario on March 05, 2013, 04:05:06 am
Blaster Master, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for the SNES. The purchase lead me to start actually putting together a small vintage gaming area in my apartment, which then inspired me to start building my NES collection. Right now it's sitting in at a modest 55 or so games, but I'm hoping to get my hands on a lot more.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: vivify93 on March 05, 2013, 06:53:58 am
Is the rest of the series anything like this?
Not as bad, no, but DQ in general is kind of grindy. The GBC versions are easier and faster; I know it's too late now since you actually bought Dragon Warrior, but you might want to keep that in mind if you ever replay, or even if you want to play the GBC remakes for II and III.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 08:25:31 am
I did end up importing the Disaster game for Wii, based on your review.

Well I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Even when the game falters under its own pretense, you can't help but admire its gusto.

Is the rest of the series anything like this?

About two years ago, I also chose to beat Dragon Quest I as my first Dragon Quest to finish.  However, I went with the Game Boy Color version of it due to these differences:  http://dragonquest.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Quest_I_%26_II

I must say, I had a fun time with the GBC remake of the first game, but I doubt I would have enjoyed the NES version as much.  Since you have a DS Lite now, if you're interested in trying the GBC version of II but not sure if it's worth the cash, there's always: http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/emulators/download-lameboy-ds-012-f5597.html

The series does IMO get better and better as you go on.  I had a great time with the remake of part IV on the DS.  Overall though, from my understanding, the best Dragon Quest game is part V for the DS.  Followed closely by VIII on the PS2, and IX on the DS.

Man where is Sarge when you need him, he is the resident DQ overlord.

I'll also recommend the SNES version.

Agreed once more then.  Liberation!
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Zetshiro on March 05, 2013, 08:44:40 am
I bought Virtue's Last Reward very recently. It's still sealed because I want to play through 999 again.

Other than that, I bought a PS2 RGB SCART cable as Composite-to-HDTV hurts my eyes. The difference is so great!
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 05, 2013, 12:26:55 pm
Man where is Sarge when you need him, he is the resident DQ overlord.
Maybe...  I'm the Dragonlord?  ;)

Dragon Warrior for the NES is probably the worst place to start.  I know it's the first...  but that's the problem.  There's not much to it, it's incredibly grind-heavy, and while it's amazing for what it did in the day, it has been surpassed by nearly everything on the system.  If you have to play a version, take either the GBC or SNES versions.  (All that being said, I still have a soft spot for the game, it was my first RPG.  But I'm not blind to its flaws.)

The series shows marked improvement in the second game.  Much larger world, more enemies, three party members, more spells, and so on.  You still may want to try the GBC / SNES version for that, I think they've adjusted the difficulty curve a bit.  I don't think the game was nearly as grind-heavy, either.  I'd say the original Final Fantasy is probably a touch better than DW2, but not by a lot.

DW3 is where the series really shines.  I love that game.  It's important to play the first, in retrospect, because it gives much more heft to the story, such as it is.  You've also got many more strategic options, as you can build your own party, and there are eight classes in total (Hero, Soldier, Fighter, Merchant, Pilgrim, Wizard, Sage, and Goof-Off).  It's just a great, great game, in any form.  I've played through the NES and GBC versions (which add new classes on top of those mentioned, and new weapons and personality stuff as well), but the SNES version is pretty.  You'd probably want to roll that way.

Dragon Warrior IV is also great, but at this point, it's another game that's a bit better on the DS, simply for pacing concerns.  Not that DWIV is bad, of course.  It's great, just the DS version helps with some folks that might not appreciate the slower pace of the NES version.

This advice holds pretty much true for Dragon Warrior V as well.  There are multiple ways to play it.  I wasn't particularly smitten by the SNES version, but the DS one was aces.  There's also a PS2 version that has been translated.  If I ever get the itch to play the game again, it'll probably be through that.  Everything's polygonal, though, which makes me miss the phenomenal spritework in battle.

You've got two options for DQVI, SNES and DS.  I really enjoyed both, and they exhibit the least amount of differences.  I'd probably roll with the DS version, though, seeing as how the translation for that is completely finished.

Dragon Warrior VII is long.  Really long.  There's a 3DS remake now, hopefully we'll get it.  I loved the game, but it's one of the slowest in level pacing, if not actual plot pacing.  That gets moving pretty fast beyond the opening sequence.

Dragon Quest VIII is PS2-only, and it's a really, really pretty game.  Great fun.  There's some reduction of strategic depth, ditching the class systems in V-VII.  But the localization is superb, and we even get rockin' British voice acting and a actual symphonic soundtrack.

Dragon Quest IX is...  well, it's fun, but it's also very different.  You can play traditionally, but there's also a push towards mini-quests along the way, and an almost MMO-lite feel to it.  It's a bit of a bridge between the previous games and the MMO they just released (curse their sorry hides!).  Fun stuff, but not as good as the DS remakes, in my opinion.

...wall of text.  Yeesh.  You'd think I liked Dragon Quest or something.

EDIT:  I should say which I think is the best, shouldn't I?  That's...  actually not easy.  I think for the most emotionally poignant tale, you have to roll with DQV.  For gameplay, I think DQVI ends up being one of my favorites.  For interesting characters, DQIV is great.  DQIII is great for delving into the backstory of the original trilogy.  DQII is good if you want a challenge, at least in the NES version.  For sheer mass of content, DQVII is tops, and for sheer spectacle, DQVIII is the one to roll with.  It's definitely the most modern.  And finally, if you like some of the MMO-ish mechanics (and more puns than you can shake a stick at), Dragon Quest IX is the best.

That leaves out the original, but it's still important from a historical standpoint.  Play the faster versions, and it becomes an enjoyable snack of a RPG.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Zetshiro on March 05, 2013, 12:41:00 pm
...but the SNES version is pretty.  You'd probably want to roll that way.

Agreed! It's absolutely beautiful and very impressive considering it's a Super Nintendo game, and those enemy animations are so smooth it's insane! :laugh:

The music and sound quality is also fantastic, it really pushed the boundaries of the SPC700.

Dragon Quest III was my first Dragon Quest, and I really enjoyed it. I then finished 1, and I now want to tackle 4 next...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 12:46:12 pm
That leaves out the original, but it's still important from a historical standpoint.  Play the faster versions, and it becomes an enjoyable snack of a RPG.

Exactly how I feel.  I beat the original DQ GBC version in like 15 hours.  I had a lot of fun with it, and it was quite charming. I know if I played the NES version I would have hated it though.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on March 05, 2013, 12:53:31 pm
I pre-ordered Bioshock Infinite (and got Spec Ops along with it as a pre-order bonus). So yeah, that means no Tomb Raider, I hope you are all happy now :P
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 05, 2013, 02:34:53 pm
I pre-ordered Bioshock Infinite (and got Spec Ops along with it as a pre-order bonus). So yeah, that means no Tomb Raider, I hope you are all happy now :P
I'm not sure Bioshock Infinite is much better, but I suppose it can't possibly be worse than Tomb Raider... probably...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 02:43:41 pm
I see they stuck with the frat boy approved cover art (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/12/bioshock-infinite-box-art/).

It's probably a fun action adventure game, but not one I personally would buy full priced.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 05, 2013, 02:50:20 pm
I haven't even gotten around to the first one yet.  At this rate, I never will.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: granz on March 05, 2013, 02:54:34 pm
(hopefully I'm not hijacking this into a Dragon Quest discussion)

I've committed myself to finishing DW1, so I'll probably try to approach the rest of the series from there. DW2 definitely looks interesting. I was looking over some details and noticed that the story seems to be a continuation of the events of DW1. In fact, the areas from DW1 are present in DW2, albeit in a smaller scale.

Now I'm curious - is there any continuity with the Dragon Quest series in general, or do some games take place in their own universes?
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 02:55:00 pm
I haven't even gotten around to the first one yet.  At this rate, I never will.

Just play System Shock 2 and don't worry about it.  BioShock might be prettier but it's dumbed down for the masses.

Spoiler:
AND YES I HAVE PLAYED BOTH I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

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Now I'm curious - is there any continuity with the Dragon Quest series in general, or do some games take place in their own universes?

As I understand it...

DQ 1-3 are a trilogy with a continuing narrative.

DQ 4-6 are a trilogy of their own with a continuing narrative, but a break away from the first trilogy.  They are their own thing.

All DQ games after that (7-10) are independent stories unto themselves, with no narrative continuity between them.

Sarge can correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 05, 2013, 03:03:27 pm
Dank's got it right.  The continuity is probably a bit stronger with the first trilogy, since everything ties into Erdrick's quest, the second is called the "Zenithian Trilogy", and pretty much finds you visiting the castle in the sky in all the games, but other than that, the second trilogy is relatively disconnected.  The others are pretty much their own beasts.

EDIT:  I'll also add that Dragon Warrior II is one of those games that I spent years looking for as a youngster.  Finding a copy of the game was a revelation at the time.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on March 05, 2013, 03:05:27 pm
BioShock might be prettier but it's dumbed down for the masses.

It is not System Shock 3, but apart from that what's so bad about it? What does streamlining have to do with intelligence? I greatly enjoiyed Bioshock when it was released for the story and the fantastic setting. What else do you want from a FPS game?
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 05, 2013, 03:11:32 pm
It is not System Shock 3, but apart from that what's so bad about it? What does streamlining have to do with intelligence? I greatly enjoiyed Bioshock when it was released for the story and the fantastic setting. What else do you want from a FPS game?
It would be a good run-and-gun game if it just never had any story in it.  With the story it's pretty gross.  Still, the environments are interesting at least - not many videogames with an entirely underwater concept as their precept, much less underwater cities.  In all honesty, most FPSes would be fine if they were just about shooting things and not about trying to develop a reason for why you need to shoot them.  DooM pretty much proves this.

The Marathon trilogy is the only exception to the rule I can think of.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 03:18:03 pm
What else do you want from a FPS game?

You know damned well that System Shock 2 was more than just an "FPS game".

What do I want though?  Howabout difficulty for starters.  System Shock 2 was scary because you could die, easily.  But in Bioshock if you died?  No problem, just respawn at a Vita-Chamber ad infinitum, until you wear down all resistance by zombie attrition.  It's blatantly obvious this was done as a concession to make the game easier for people too unintelligent to handle actual difficulty.  Research and item synthesis is deeper in SS2, managing your inventory is tougher thus more rewarding in SS2, hacking was more interesting in SS2, the psi-power system was trickier due to the ability to overcharge and damage yourself... and let us not forget SHODAN.

I'm not saying BioShock sucks.  I'm just saying I don't think it's as challenging or as deep as SS2 was.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on March 05, 2013, 03:32:17 pm
You know damned well that System Shock 2 was more than just an "FPS game".


And I was talking about Bioshock and not SS2. Sure the devs kinda begged for the comparison with the name, but in the end I'd rather judge the game on it's own merits than only by the shadow of it's spiritual predecesor.

The respawn thing is a fair point. Though in the end, what's the difference to reloading from a save or a checkpoint? Not much. On higher difficulty levels you still need to make full use of your abilities and you still need to look out for every bullet. IIRC they also later patched in a mode with no vita chamber. I wouldn't be surprised if Infinite had one from the beginning.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 03:36:40 pm
what's the difference to reloading from a save or a checkpoint? Not much.

If you reload in System Shock 2 the enemies' life is reset to where it was when you saved.  The odds are still not in your favor.

If you respawn in a Vita-Chamber in BioShock, any enemies' life you've attenuated nearby stays attenuated, even though your life is now back up to full.  The odds are now artificially in your favor.

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IIRC they also later patched in a mode with no vita chamber.

To me that sounds like an admittance of game design failure.

The reason I consider BioShock a spiritual successor to System Shock 2 is because Ken Levine said it was.  And if his opinion doesn't count than what the hell does for those franchises.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy Infinite.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on March 05, 2013, 03:39:55 pm
I see they stuck with the frat boy approved cover art (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/12/bioshock-infinite-box-art/).

It's also reversible. (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/729838/bioshock-infinites-reversible-cover-selected/)
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 03:45:01 pm
That's a nice compromise at least.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MisterJones on March 05, 2013, 06:14:07 pm
If you reload in System Shock 2 the enemies' life is reset to where it was when you saved.  The odds are still not in your favor.

If you respawn in a Vita-Chamber in BioShock, any enemies' life you've attenuated nearby stays attenuated, even though your life is now back up to full.  The odds are now artificially in your favor.

To me that sounds like an admittance of game design failure.

The reason I consider BioShock a spiritual successor to System Shock 2 is because Ken Levine said it was.  And if his opinion doesn't count than what the hell does for those franchises.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy Infinite.

I could have sworn the Quantum Bio-reconstruction Devices did the same as the vita chambers, except with an upfront cost.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 05, 2013, 06:51:43 pm
They did, but there use was finite due to being based on a scant resource.

Now hush up about all that.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spooniest on March 05, 2013, 07:23:02 pm
I got a new monitor for my computer from a guy on craigslist. It's so nice to be able to see the games I'm playing.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 05, 2013, 07:28:00 pm
Only game I'm looking forward to in 2013 is Secrets of Grindea at the moment.  I would preorder the game but there's no option to do that on Steam.  Secret of Mana in an online capacity sounds like the best thing.  The fact that it's using sprites is just icing on the cake.  A delicious, item-collect-a-thon cake.  And yes, I don't mind grindy, collect-y games, as long as the action's engrossing (Dark Souls argument invoked).
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Next Gen Cowboy on March 05, 2013, 07:46:13 pm
I've beaten both Bioshock 1 and 2, and I've never used vita-chambers in either game. They're not forced on you, and there's options to turn them off in the PS3 version, as well as a patch for PC for 1, and it's a built in option in 2. Gameplay wise I vastly prefer Bioshock 2, but there's still something lacking for me. That said, I know plenty of people that thoroughly enjoy the series, who have played System Shock, so to each their own.

I'm looking forward to quite a bit, how much of it will I actually get to play? I'm not sure. SMTIV is probably a no-go as I lack a DS. New Disgaea is always a purchase for me. Yakuza 5 (assuming it gets released in the West) is a day 1 purchase. Last game I bought was Ni no Kuni. Why am I bragging? Because I feel like a little kid again, and if that doesn't excite you, that's fine, but let me revel in it!  :P
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 05, 2013, 07:51:37 pm
If SMTIV is good, I'm probably getting a 3DS.  Unfortunately, at that point I also have to get FE:Awakening, Etrian Odyssey IV, and probably Super Mario 3DLand.

I really wish developers would dump their damn platforms and just move to a PC everything model, so that you don't need to buy extra hardware just to play a game, and you don't need to keep extra hardware around to play the game again.  How is it that movie publishers figured this out so early but videogame publishers didn't!?  :banghead:
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on March 05, 2013, 08:33:26 pm
I wonder how much you'd really enjoy Super Mario 3D Land, Talbain... Granted, I really enjoyed the game, but it was really just a sort of "easy fun". Definitely not the Super Mario Bros. of old where Bowser was REALLY trying to get you to lose.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dr. Mario on March 06, 2013, 01:05:29 am
Just got a bunch of NES games.

Abadox
The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Astyanax
Faxanadu
The Goonies II
Star Tropics
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II

Funny enough, There were two copies of Star Tropics at the store I was at, and I managed to pick up the copy that was owned by the same people that had Zoda's Revenge.  Even funnier, one of the names that was saved on Star Tropics was "Deeznutz".
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Talbain on March 06, 2013, 04:05:29 am
I wonder how much you'd really enjoy Super Mario 3D Land, Talbain... Granted, I really enjoyed the game, but it was really just a sort of "easy fun". Definitely not the Super Mario Bros. of old where Bowser was REALLY trying to get you to lose.
I thought there was some sort of hard mode or something that made the game challenging?  Hm...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 06, 2013, 10:30:05 am
In anticipation of the 3DS XL I'm buying next week (still deciding if I want a blue or red one), I ordered this stuff today:

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/0/0/3/643003_266495_front.jpg)
Had to bleed full price, but based on how second hand sales of Fire Emblem games go, original retail price is probably the cheapest it will ever be.

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/7/7/8/997778_171946_front.jpg)
Got this one brand new and sealed for $20.

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/8/3/5/997835_172004_front.jpg)
(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/5/4/3/609543_214052_front.jpg)
Got both of these brand new and sealed for $10 each.

(http://i.imgur.com/2ZNHNdQ.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/ICPnX9y.jpg)
Picked those up too for comfort and protection.

And that's it for this week.  Normally I wouldn't buy this much stuff in one week, but this is all going towards my own birthday present (the 3DS XL).  You see kids, when you get to be an old crotchety dude in your 30's, if you want good birthday presents, you have to buy them yourself.

Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 06, 2013, 10:39:33 am
Just got a bunch of NES games.

Abadox
The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Astyanax
Faxanadu
The Goonies II
Star Tropics
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II

Funny enough, There were two copies of Star Tropics at the store I was at, and I managed to pick up the copy that was owned by the same people that had Zoda's Revenge.  Even funnier, one of the names that was saved on Star Tropics was "Deeznutz".
Nice set there.  Both StarTropics games are good stuff.  Faxanadu is great, too, and I've always loved The Goonies II.  The worst of that lot has to be Bayou Billy...  which I happen to have two copies of.  Go figure.  :P
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dr. Mario on March 06, 2013, 12:19:49 pm
Nice set there.  Both StarTropics games are good stuff.  Faxanadu is great, too, and I've always loved The Goonies II.  The worst of that lot has to be Bayou Billy...  which I happen to have two copies of.  Go figure.  :P
Yeah, I'm going to have to pick up some bad games here and there. I'm thinking about going for a full collection at some point, so I'm just going to start clearing out the place down the street from me that sells NES games.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 06, 2013, 12:28:33 pm
Yeah, I'm going to have to pick up some bad games here and there. I'm thinking about going for a full collection at some point, so I'm just going to start clearing out the place down the street from me that sells NES games.
I'd love to do the same.  But some of the games are just...  well, they don't come cheap.  Little Samson, Power Blade 2, DuckTales 2...  and those are the relatively obtainable ones.  There's no way I'll own a copy of Stadium Events.

EDIT:  So, how far are you along in your quest?
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shadowmanwkp on March 06, 2013, 12:58:59 pm
http://i.imgur.com/2ZNHNdQ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/2ZNHNdQ.jpg)
Picked those up too for comfort and protection.

Reminds me of a rubber grip I had for my gameboy brick for extra grip and protection. Only thing it did was make it bulkier and harder to turn the thing on.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 06, 2013, 01:05:35 pm
Only thing it did was make it bulkier and harder to turn the thing on.

Sure, but different manufacturers have different levels of quality.  This Dreamgear one for the 3DS XL has good reviews across the internet.  I also have silicone grips for my DS Lite and PSP and they improve the ergonomics tremendously.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dr. Mario on March 06, 2013, 01:47:31 pm
I'd love to do the same.  But some of the games are just...  well, they don't come cheap.  Little Samson, Power Blade 2, DuckTales 2...  and those are the relatively obtainable ones.  There's no way I'll own a copy of Stadium Events.

EDIT:  So, how far are you along in your quest?

Well yeah, I'm definitely just going for the easier stuff to get first. I have way too much work ahead of me to be worrying about the rarer gems right now. Out of the 677 Licensed titles that came out in the US, I only have around 60. While I'm getting the easier to find games though, I plan on getting around 5-10 new titles a week. My first goal is to pretty much deplete the collection at the game store near me. It's going to be fun watching my collection grow as their collection shrinks.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shadowmanwkp on March 06, 2013, 02:33:41 pm
Sure, but different manufacturers have different levels of quality.  This Dreamgear one for the 3DS XL has good reviews across the internet.  I also have silicone grips for my DS Lite and PSP and they improve the ergonomics tremendously.

Never really used third party stuff on my handhelds, dunno never liked it.

On topic: I recently picked up splinter cell for E1,50 :)
Popped the CDs in one after eachother for the install ran the game and it doesn't seem to work on win7 :(
And because the game is not as popular as its sequels anymore, information on how to run it is pretty scarce. Should've went for the gog version :banghead:

Ah well, at least the box is pretty cool:
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc49/shadowmanwkp/_DSC0302resize.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc49/shadowmanwkp/_DSC0306resize.jpg
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DankPanties on March 06, 2013, 02:39:50 pm
Should've went for the gog version

Yep. (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/splinter_cell)

That game is worth every one of those nine hundred ninety nine pennies.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DarknessSavior on March 06, 2013, 11:26:57 pm
I bought a Wii U Deluxe ZombiU bundle on Newegg for $360. Gonna get it tomorrow. :D

~DS
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: granz on March 07, 2013, 12:01:18 am
Back to my growing NES collection, I recently purchased Ultima: Quest of the Avatar and Zelda II, both of which I've already emulated to death. Ultima without save states should be a fun experience...

I haven't finished Dragon Warrior, but the only thing left to do is grind to level 20 so I can defeat the final boss. That's going to take a few more days.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: LostTemplar on March 07, 2013, 07:04:29 am
Metal Max 2: ReLOADED for the DS, because it kept crashing on my flashcart and it seems good enough to warrant an actual purchase. Also, this enables me to play it on my 3DS instead of my DS.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Zetshiro on March 07, 2013, 07:11:48 am
Metal Max 2: ReLOADED for the DS, because it kept crashing on my flashcart and it seems good enough to warrant an actual purchase. Also, this enables me to play it on my 3DS instead of my DS.

I absolutely love Metal Max 2's soundtrack! :)
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: LostTemplar on March 07, 2013, 07:45:02 am
Yeah, both MM2 and MM3 had pretty good soundtracks when I tried them.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Isao Kronos on March 07, 2013, 05:49:41 pm
Just bought Banjo Tooie off Xbox Live!
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SargeSmash on March 07, 2013, 05:51:39 pm
I gave in and decided to pick up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate.  (Guys, seriously, next time, shorter name.)  We'll see how it turns out.  I was sitting right on the edge on this one.  At least I get the pre-order bonus with it, even if it doesn't help with my XL.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ChronoMoogle on March 07, 2013, 05:53:26 pm
@Isao:
Thats an awesome game which is still a milestone in its genre. Nice buy!
I hope you already finished Banjo-Kazooie since it's an ongoing storyline beetween those 2 titles :)
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Isao Kronos on March 07, 2013, 06:14:39 pm
I used to own just Tooie on N64, a while back I got kazooie for 360 but I finally got around to getting Tooie. Now I just need to get the Ice Key on Kazooie so I can stop-n-swop it over to tooie and get dragon kazooie later.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: xXBelmontXx on March 11, 2013, 02:06:53 am
My most recent gaming purchase was 6 games , Far Cry 3 for PS3. Then on NES , M.C Kids , Legends of the diamond ,  Rainbow Islands , Trog! and a 110 in 1 Multicart.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pikachumanson on March 11, 2013, 03:44:35 am
My stepson just got the newest Tomb Raider on the xbox 360 for his birthday. That game looks very nice and it plays like resident evil 6.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dr. Mario on March 13, 2013, 01:27:42 am
Just picked up a Super Famicom that came with a copy of GP-1 which is a pretty bitching motorcycle racing game. I also grabbed a copy of Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2 so I could have a SFC exclusive.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ioskeha on March 13, 2013, 09:43:27 am
I think that I did pretty good last week. I got all these games for under $100.

Resident Evil - CODE: Veronica X HD (360)
Resident Evil 4 HD (360)
Tomb Raider Legend (360)
Witcher (PC)
Alen Wake (PC)
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC)
And I finally found a copy of Wizardry 8 (PC) for under $30. No box or booklet. Already had those from my old copy that was stolen.

I hope I don't come across as bragging. Was bored so I thought I make a post.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dr. Mario on April 02, 2013, 12:53:12 pm
I just picked up an only slightly off white Famicom along with Yoshi's Cookie, Lupin III, and a complete in box copy of Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti stickers and everything. Now I just need to mess around with different cables. I just wish my CRT actually had channels in the upper 90s...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: xXBelmontXx on April 02, 2013, 08:15:45 pm
This past saturday i had one my best hauls in a while ''rarity-wise''.I picked up Baseball Stars 2, Widget , The Krion Conquest , The addams Family , Tecmo World Wrestling , Snoopy's silly sports spectacular , Bart VS the space mutants  and Adventure Island 3 on the NES. I also picked up a complete in box/factory sealed CastleVania Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. They arent super rare titles but they arent that common either. Some of them are not easy to find in the wild.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: vivify93 on April 02, 2013, 09:26:32 pm
I bought a Vita--which came with a carrying pack, charger cords, power brick, and 8 GB memory card--a hard copy of Persona 4 Golden, and legitimate digital copies of Persona 1, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, and Persona 3 Portable. I later bought The 3rd Birthday because I have no self-control.

I'm quite content with my game collection, for now. We'll see how long this lasts.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SleepyFist on April 24, 2017, 02:47:49 pm
Taxes came a rolling in today.

Bought Jet Set Radio Future,
Persona 5 Steelbook,
LOZ Breath of the Wild (WiiU),
And Stardew Valley,

also bought a cheap Hero's Shield Mug and a Dr. Who Mug.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Isao Kronos on April 24, 2017, 04:32:53 pm
I traded stuff in on Saturday to the newish not-Gamestop electronics store.

I got 50 bucks back which I reeinvested on:

in-store:
Dead Rising 2 PS3
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 PS3 (a replacement copy for the one i traded into gamestop for something)

and I ordered from them:
Dynasty Warriors 7 PS3
Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen PS3
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on April 24, 2017, 05:11:58 pm
I got some credit in a big store for returning a broken suitcase that was still under warranty and got Horizon Zero Dawn for it.

Also played Dawn of War 3 multiplayer beta over the weekend and SO pre-ordered the full game which will be out thursday.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spooniest on April 25, 2017, 02:13:21 am
Secret of Mana on VC? I think it was.

EDITO BY THE frito bandito: i traded in some carts at Game Galaxy (who kick arse by the way) and got 2 VC games: Super Mario RPG and Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo). :D

I am what we call the proverbial happy camper.

Editing by the Redditing Bedditing badoomba: I got River City Ransom and Sonic 1 on my Wii now as well. :)

... I'm gonna play some Diablo soon too, I'll see if I can stream it
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spooniest on June 04, 2017, 11:25:51 pm
Today was one of the first times I came into some money and didn't get plotzed in quite a while. :/ I am proud of myself but also feel a sense of loss. I guess I'm not the party animal I once was.

Instead, I bought a couple medium pizzas for dinner for me and the Dadster, and I had just enough money left for 1000 Wii Points, so I chose for the game I decided on, Ys Book I+II for the Turbo CD.

:) Actually watched a little of that opening, and gawrsh, that does rock some face if I'm not mistaken. I've already played these games on Steam in remake form, so this will be most interesting for me indeed. I expect to be slaughtered like the weird kid in the neighborhood WHO IS BULLIED BY the red-headed stepchild.

These games were hard in remade form...
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lexluthermiester on June 18, 2017, 07:18:04 am
Today was one of the first times I came into some money and didn't get plotzed in quite a while. :/ I am proud of myself but also feel a sense of loss. I guess I'm not the party animal I once was.

Instead, I bought a couple medium pizzas for dinner for me and the Dadster, and I had just enough money left for 1000 Wii Points, so I chose for the game I decided on, Ys Book I+II for the Turbo CD.

:) Actually watched a little of that opening, and gawrsh, that does rock some face if I'm not mistaken. I've already played these games on Steam in remake form, so this will be most interesting for me indeed. I expect to be slaughtered like the weird kid in the neighborhood WHO IS BULLIED BY the red-headed stepchild.

These games were hard in remade form...
Funny enough, my most recent purchase was all of the YS games on GOG.com and a while before that the Crysis 1 collection from the same site. The YS series has been a favorite for more than 25 years.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chronosplit on June 20, 2017, 08:57:44 pm
I just got Smugglers V, it's expansion, and that one DLC for each for 85% off.

It's not being called the best thing in the world but I had a need for a space trader game on this compy, didn't want to go through X3 again, and I wasn't too sure if I could trust Escape Velocity Nova on a recent OSX version.  I'm thinking I'll be pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Isao Kronos on July 04, 2017, 03:36:39 am
traded in some odds and ends

got Persona 5, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (wow i didnt know the online got kill, bad on me), Star Ocean 4, and Valkyria Chronicles
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spooniest on July 04, 2017, 04:04:49 pm
Let's see what did I get

On VC, I bought Blaster Master for NES and New Adventure Island for TurboGrafx. :) Something about that game is just addictive to me. Music's good too. Plus, the frogs make a 'd'oh' pose when they die, which I find somehow hilarious.

I also got The Disney Afternoon Collection, but I posted about that in the Steam Summer Wail! thread.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DARKBOW923 on July 04, 2017, 06:36:52 pm
I don't purchase it because is a gift of humble bundle and steam, sorry but im spanish and my english is so bad :P
I got the game 'killing floor' on steam, and i thinking if i can get money to purchase undertale..
--
Regards.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lexluthermiester on July 04, 2017, 10:01:18 pm
On VC, I bought Blaster Master for NES and New Adventure Island for TurboGrafx. :)
If you're a fan of the TG-16, Neutopia 1 & 2 are on the VC as well and are easily the best "LOZ1" clones ever made. IMHO, They are little better than LOZ1. And they're inexpensive!
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spooniest on July 05, 2017, 07:23:36 am
If you're a fan of the TG-16, Neutopia 1 & 2 are on the VC as well and are easily the best "LOZ1" clones ever made. IMHO, They are little better than LOZ1. And they're inexpensive!

I guess I could give Neutopia another shot. It kinda started to get on my nerves a while back.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Rouge2 on July 05, 2017, 04:19:03 pm
I got The Insult and The Roast Generator off Steam.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lexluthermiester on July 06, 2017, 03:31:49 am
I guess I could give Neutopia another shot. It kinda started to get on my nerves a while back.
I can feel you there. The music in Neutopia 1 is a bit repetitive as is the game play, but then again, so was LOZ1. Neutopia 2 is a lot less so and both the audio and graphics were more refined, showing the TG-16 was a very worthy entry into the console offerings of the time. Did a lot better/more in Japan than here obviously, but still had it's classics.

If you're a shooter fan, AeroBlasters, Gates of Thunder, Blazing Lazers and Soldier Blade should not be missed. Then there is the good RPG collection, the Ys games, Cosmic Fantasy 2, Military Madness[the ONLY StrategyRPG I've ever finished], Dungeon Explorer 1 & 2, Exile 1 & 2, Dragon Slayer and others. I believe all of these are on the VC for the Wii, WiiU and Switch
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on July 06, 2017, 03:41:30 am
Now that the Steam sale is over, this was my haul:

You Must BUild A Boat - Cool little game, already beaten, review in the victoly thread
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Complete - hoping to play this with a friend in coop
Hell Girls - It's only a dollar and it wasn't even worth that ;D
Halcyon 6 Starbase Commander - See review in Victoly thread
Hollow Knight - The guys on IRC sold me on this, apparently it's pretty good. Unfortunately I only learned 2 days later there is going to be a Switch version soon too. I would have waited for that instead. Hmm, I guess I could still get a refund. Nope already idled the trading cards which puts me over 2 hours "playtime" *slaps self*
Broforce - Also for Coop. Played it a bit already, not that impressed yet
Stars in Shadow - Turn-based 4X, looks good, haven't tried it yet
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Isao Kronos on July 10, 2017, 03:19:03 am
i went full ham and bought the Kaguya DLC for P5, the P5 protag theme for ps3, vagrant story, inFamous 2, and Tales of Graces F
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SleepyFist on July 11, 2017, 09:57:38 pm
Picked up my Final Fantasy 12 ZA pre-order today, just getting around to playing it now since the TV has been occupied most of the day.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SleepyFist on August 21, 2017, 05:24:56 pm
Sold my spare N64 and used the money to buy the Boss Monster card game and a copy of Metal Gear Solid,
was going to buy some CD-Rs and play MGS via Bleemcast but FYE seems to have stopped selling them.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magictrufflez on August 21, 2017, 07:26:14 pm
Oblivion GOTY edition on Steam----I strongly disliked console oblivion for a number of reasons.  Most of which I have now removed forever with mods.

I'm looking forward to the superior-to-Skyrim experience now that we got those things out of the way.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SunGodPortal on August 21, 2017, 11:30:02 pm
I got tired of how pathetic N64 emulation is and ordered an Everdrive 64 last night. No more "plugin hell" with graphics, sound or controller glitches always waiting around the corner. I ordered the 2.5 model because I don't think the higher price is worth the 3.0 features that I'm not interested in (internal clock for like one game that I don't give a shit about and no longer needing to reset to save on some games).

I also recently ordered two brand new analog sticks for my controllers (which I believe are actually a digital remodel) as well as an s-video cable. In a couple of days the N64 library is about to bust wide open.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NiggelMyNiggel on September 02, 2017, 05:42:50 pm
Been going through a lull recently were I haven't purchased much. I did purchase a really nice bluray play with composite outs so I could watch blurays on my BVM I use for gaming. Old movies look great on that thing.

My sons psu went out on his gaming computer and the new one arrived in the mail yesterday. He couldn't wait for me to get home so he installed it himself and he didn't #$%& it up...proud of the little guy
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lexluthermiester on September 06, 2017, 02:17:57 am
For those interested in the series, Ys Seven is now for sale on GOG. It's only $21.95 for a limited time. It runs smooth as silk and at high-res it is very pretty.

I got tired of how pathetic N64 emulation is and ordered an Everdrive 64 last night. No more "plugin hell" with graphics, sound or controller glitches always waiting around the corner. I ordered the 2.5 model because I don't think the higher price is worth the 3.0 features that I'm not interested in (internal clock for like one game that I don't give a shit about and no longer needing to reset to save on some games).

I also recently ordered two brand new analog sticks for my controllers (which I believe are actually a digital remodel) as well as an s-video cable. In a couple of days the N64 library is about to bust wide open.

If you have an Android device[like an Android based TV box]or run AndroidX86 on a laptop or PC, Mupen64 Plus AE is a very worthy emu, runs most games perfect or near-perfect. Everdrive products work great, but updating them can be tricky once in a while. Saw your posts on the Krikzz forums and it looks like you have a tons of things figured out and you don't really need an N64 EMU anymore, but I'm having a ton of fun with Mupen64 and thought it worth telling you about.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SunGodPortal on September 06, 2017, 07:13:46 pm
If you have an Android device[like an Android based TV box]or run AndroidX86 on a laptop or PC, Mupen64 Plus AE is a very worthy emu, runs most games perfect or near-perfect.

I forget which variations of Mupen I tried but I think in my case they were the variety of "Man, I can barely get this thing running and forget running well enough for a fun gaming experience".

Quote
Everdrive products work great, but updating them can be tricky once in a while. Saw your posts on the Krikzz forums and it looks like you have a tons of things figured out and you don't really need an N64 EMU anymore, but I'm having a ton of fun with Mupen64 and thought it worth telling you about.

Yeah, it wasn't my first flash cart. I had some practice with the NES and SNE Powerpaks.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lexluthermiester on September 07, 2017, 09:40:26 am
I forget which variations of Mupen I tried but I think in my case they were the variety of "Man, I can barely get this thing running and forget running well enough for a fun gaming experience".
With this one, it's got a few tweaks but for the most part is preconfigured and runs everything very well. Even GoldenEye is playable, albeit with a few minor glitches. If you have a phone and a compatible bluetooth controller you can give it a try before taking the plunge on something more involved. I'm using an older i3 based Dell laptop with AndroidX86 and it works great. If you'd like to know more, PM me and we'll talk details.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 04, 2017, 11:26:36 pm
Just got the 20" Daewoo CRT TV that I ordered today. I have a few CRTs, but I hate the only one I had with s-video and component inputs because it's a piece of shit. Now I've got a good one.

Also got an s-video cable for my PS2 and the parts I needed to make mine run like new again. Looks amazing. Looking forward to some Persona 3 FES (undub) and Kagero: Deception II.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 05, 2017, 12:20:47 am
Just got the 20" Daewoo CRT TV that I ordered today. I have a few CRTs, but I hate the only one I had with s-video and component inputs because it's a piece of shit. Now I've got a good one.

Also got an s-video cable for my PS2 and the parts I needed to make mine run like new again. Looks amazing. Looking forward to some Persona 3 FES (undub) and Kagero: Deception II.
Nice! I'm lucky enough to have an LED LCD TV that has every classic connector needed as well as having a display mode that maintains the 4:3 ratio[black bars on the sides] for classic systems. Daewoo made great CRT's. Should be a joy play on.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SCD on October 05, 2017, 04:16:05 am
The recent gaming purchases that I did recently is I got Metroid: Samus Returns last month, I preordered Pokemon Ultra Sun a couple days ago and I just ordered Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minion yesterday.

I'm finally going to beat MSR today, thank god because this game gets a little too hard & annoying in a lot of areas. That's why I prefer AM2R over MSR, I beaten it last month and I had a blast beating it. It's a awesome fan game.
Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KaioShin on October 05, 2017, 04:56:35 am
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Title: Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 05, 2017, 02:43:28 pm
Nice! I'm lucky enough to have an LED LCD TV that has every classic connector needed as well as having a display mode that maintains the 4:3 ratio[black bars on the sides] for classic systems. Daewoo made great CRT's. Should be a joy play on.

So far I'm completely satisfied. I haven't tried hooking it up to my "new" TV yet since I need to swap graphics cards first, but I also have the means to run my older desktop (full of emulators and no-intro sets) to the TV via s-video. It has to look better than the other TV I used for this before. It was a Sanyo that had been stored near some guitar amps in a room without any sort of climate controls so it wasn't in very good shape once I started using it. It made a weird, high-pitched noise when you turned it on and had two areas on screen with a little gaussing that I just couldn't seem to get rid of. Luckily they only showed when certain colors were on screen but it still pissed me off every time I saw them. Plus, that TV was heavy as hell. It took up a lot of space too. Too much considering how much I hated it. I had two other CRTs that I liked better but they only had AV and coaxial. Anyway, I'm good to go now.
 8) <--- happy camper