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Game Hunter 07 – Collecting Wii

You may have thought the Game Hunter was over, but you’d be wrong! I’m back and with a brand new episode that beginning collectors should find useful.

When you think of video game collecting older systems like the Atari, original NES, and even my favorites the Dreamcast and PS1 come to mind. Most people wouldn’t think of the Nintendo Wii as a console to start a collection but that’s just what you’re going to do! In this latest episode of the Game Hunter I go over tips on how to start your Wii collection, why you should be starting it now, and what games to look out for that will be collectible in the future! Enjoy!

Laters,
Jsick

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Posted by on 07/31/2013 in Collecting, Wii

 

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Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV

Shin Megami Tensei IV CoverThe Shin Megami Tensei franchise has been around for decades and includes a variety of roleplaying games such as the Devil Survivor and the popular Persona hits, with each series being a branch of the same universe. Regardless of the series there are several common themes that shine through in each game, including fighting with and against demons, a mature setting, and story-driven gameplay. The newest game, Shin Megami Tensei IV on the 3DS, has elements that will please many different types of gamers. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 07/30/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Review: Project X Zone

Project X Zone CoverIt’s easy to write off Project X Zone as nothing but fan service. After all, it is a crossover game featuring characters from several Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai franchises. But beyond the flashy moves and familiar setting there’s a strategy RPG that will appeal to fans of the genre as well.

For starters, many popular characters from each company’s most known series’ make appearances in the game. Capcom is represented by the likes of Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter, Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins, and Dante from the Devil May Cry series, just to name a few. Tekken’s Jin and Xenosaga’s KOS-MOS are among the representatives from Namco Bandai’s flock, and Ulala from Space Channel 5 and Zephyr and Leanne from Resonance of Fate make appearances for Sega. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 07/29/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Sunday Roundup: 7/28/13

New Games (7-28-13)A trip back to Indiana for a wedding yielded great benefits for my collection. A trip to the local game store in Michigan City, followed by a visit to the oh so lucrative Disc Replay in Merrillville meant plenty of games were found in this the end of July. Oh, and a game from GameStop thrown in for good measure!!

 

 

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Two Years of Slick Gaming

Sonic Peace SignWell this was unexpected…

Last week, Tuesday July 23rd to be exact, marked the two year anniversary of Slick Gaming. It wasn’t unexpected in that I didn’t think I’d make it this far. It was unexpected because it approached so fast I didn’t even have time to react. The past few weeks have been busy for me, flying back and forth across the country, getting a new job, working on tons of reviews, and even taking a few work trips to and from San Francisco, so to say I had my blog anniversary on my mind was very far from accurate.

But that doesn’t mean this blog isn’t on my mind.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons why Slick Gaming now is so much better than it was one year ago! A big venture contained entirely in the past year of Slick Gaming is The Recurring Bosscast and my fellow gamers/blogger at Splitkick.com.

RBLogo_150pxI have been co-hosting The Recurring Bosscast podcast with Mat and Jett for nearly one year now. I can’t even believe it’s been that long since we first started, and I cannot believe how much fun that show has been! Just talking about games, speculating about the future of the industry, reminiscing about our favorite systems, genres, and games has been fantastic. I’m looking forward to the next year of the Recurring Bosscast and am definitely grateful and humble to even be a part of such a wonderful team.

If I can give an excuse as to why Slick Gaming hasn’t been as crazy active as it has been in the past, it’d be because of my other gaming ventures. I put in a lot of work this past year into my two other blogs: Slick Anthology and A World of Games.

While Slick Anthology has gone on the back burner the past few months, A World of Games has been booming. A complete redesign of the Tumblr blog, dozens of updates and new content, and a decent reaction from the Tumblr crowd have been enough encouragement to keep me at maintaining the blog as frequently as possible. Thank you, Tumblr-ers, I appreciate the feedback and look forward to bringing more arcade action your way from across the world!

Ocarina of Time Link and NaviLooking toward the future I am still excited about Slick Gaming and what it holds. Believe it or not, I’ve recorded video footage for new content on the YouTube channel, including a brand new Game Hunter! Also in the works are new Free Plays, Modern Classics, and, if everything goes well, a brand new series of Let’s Plays with my girlfriend Laura!

You can also mark your calendars for a pair of new Worth Playing articles. I’ll give you fans a hint on what the next topic of games will be: Final Fight and Double Dragon are both on the list. And you can expect more reviews, previews, and Game Hunter Journals along the way. Like I said before, I’m super excited to see what 2013-2014 has in store for Slick Gaming and I sure hope you are too!

To all of my friends, to all of my readers, to anyone who has looked at my words, anyone that has ever seen my videos, looked at my pictures, read my comments, followed my blog, encouraged me and supported me, and to everyone that has helped make Slick Gaming possible for these past two years… Thank you.

Here’s to another year of Slick Gaming!

Thank you,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 07/27/2013 in Randomness

 

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Sunday Roundup: 7/14/13

New Games (7-14-13)Two new stores to find retro games! One store was brand new as of this week, and really isn’t a store. It’s more of just some guy that tacked on his game collection to an existing hobby game store. Nonetheless, there were a few titles there that caught my eye. The second store was a used music/movies/games store that I saw from the highway and decided to stop in and look around. Surprisingly there were games aplenty at this place, including a Dreamcast game of all things! Well, let’s get this thing underway!

 

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Review: Urban Trial Freestyle

Urban Trial Freestyle LogoIf imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Urban Trial Freestyle (3DS) has a love affair with Trial HD (Xbox Live Arcade). Though both are remarkably similar and it is easy to lump them together under the same genre, several subtle differences separate the two games. The 3DS version of Urban Trial Freestyle has some advantages over its PSN brethren, but the fact of the matter remains that Tate Multimedia’s game is living in the shadows of RedLynx’s Trials HD and its sequel.

 

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Posted by on 07/11/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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