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The Recurring Bosscast: 030: I Don’t Know But I Bought A Suit

The next generation of video games is upon us! With the release of the Xbox One, the eighth generation of game consoles is officially underway.

But who cares about the Xbox One, right? We’re talking PS4. And kind of Wii U.

I kid: we only skimp on the XBone because it wasn’t out at time of recording. But it’s out now, and you can hear us rant all about how awesome the graphics are, how long I waited to start playing the Wii U, and how Mat and Jett were giddy about getting their new PS4s!

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The Recurring Bosscast Episode 030: I Don’t Know But I Bought A Suit

Laters,
Jsick

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Posted by on 11/26/2013 in Recurring Bosscast

 

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Sunday Roundup: 11/24/13 – The Wii U Edition

New Games (11-24-13)It finally happened:

I bought a Wii U!!

And with some pretty great deals surrounding it: I was able to score the Legend of Zelda Special Edition system for nearly $75 off, as well as snag some cheap, brand new games!

And what could make this week even more awesome? Getting a trio of Saturn games off eBay, of course!! Winners all around!! More exclamation points!!! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 11/24/2013 in Collecting, GameCube, Saturn, Wii U

 

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Game Hunter 09 – Game Condition

The first fan submitted topic is the focus of episode 09 of the Game Hunter!

Game condition isn’t something I generally think much about, but that’s because I’ve already settled on what condition I’m looking for, what I’m willing to buy, and what I’m not willing to buy.

The latest episode should give you some helpful tips on what to look for with the condition of games, as well as how damages can (and will) affect prices.

There’s a special guest this episode as well!! Enjoy!!

Happy Hunting,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 11/23/2013 in Collecting

 

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Sunday Roundup: 11/17/13

Excite Truck CoverExcite Truck
Wii

Release Date: November 19th, 2006
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – $5)

Excite Truck was a launch game for the Wii way back in 2006, and since then I’ve kind of grown to like the game without every playing it. I know I’ve said it before on past Sunday Roundups (SRs?) that I do enjoy owning launch titles, but as far as games go racing games aren’t really too exciting for me. Which makes it even more interesting that I decided to pick up two this week…

Excitebots CoverExcitebots: Trick Racing
Wii
Release Date: April 20th, 2009
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – $5)

The followup to Excite Truck appears to be nothing like its predecessor aside from being a racing game. The uniqueness the game has makes it standout more than other simple-yet-gimmicky racing games. I was actually informed about this game by another collector showcasing some lesser known Wii games and from what he said about the game it seems like a sweet Wii racer with great mechanics and fun gameplay!

Far Cry Vengeance CoverFar Cry: Vengeance
Wii
Release Date: December 12th, 2006
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – FREE!)

The bonus game from a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion, Far Cry Vengeance could be considered another Wii launch game seeing as it came out just a few weeks after the console’s release. I remember the game’s original release and the hype around the game because it was a big third part Wii exclusive, but then the gameplay was blah and most people just passed on it. That’s likely why the game was under $5 when I saw it. Frankly Far Cry Vengeance isn’t a game I’d likely buy, but there wasn’t anything else under $5 that I really wanted. So consider yourself lucky, random dude on the front cover!

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 11/17/2013 in Collecting, Wii

 

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The Recurring Bosscast: 029: Next Gen Wars

In just a few hours we’ll be fully committed to the next generation of video game consoles. The PlayStation 4 is upon us, the Xbox One is right around the corner, and the Wii U has been out for over a year. It’s a strange time in a gamer’s life where you kind of have to start over, not owning every console right off the bat, and having to devote allegiance to one side or the other (or the other other) for the time being.

Jett, Mat, and myself at the Bosscast are here to help you decide which console looks the best right out of the gate.

For me? I’m thinking I’ll get the Wii U…

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The Recurring Bosscast Episode 029: Next Gen Wars

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Jsick

 
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Posted by on 11/14/2013 in Recurring Bosscast

 

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Sunday Roundup: 11/10/13

Chicken Run CoverChicken Run
Dreamcast
Release Date: November 13th, 2000
Purchased at: GameShop Downstairs (San Jose, CA – $4)

I’ve been searching Craigslist for a few months now and I’ve always been on the lookout for video game deals (Naturally). A few months back I noticed an advertisement for a used video game store in San Jose promising a great stock of old PS2, PS1, Saturn, DS, Game Boy, and plenty of other video games. Fast forward half a year and I’ve finally made it to the store. Annnnd it wasn’t that good at all. Aside from being kind of small and not well kept, the stock was very umimpressive and most of the games were held behind the counter so I couldn’t even browse the prices (which is something I hate, by the way). I did pull one thing out of the experience, and that’s Chicken Run here for the Dreamcast. Just a few bucks and in good condition… also I felt bad for the guy that owned the place if I didn’t buy anything…

Otomedius Excellent Special Edition CoverOtomedius Excellent: Special Edition
Xbox 360
Release Date: November 1st, 2011
Purchased at: Amazon (Online – $20)

Sometimes a game cover just catches your eye, and sometimes there are covers like Otomedius Excellent. I first saw the game relatively recently sitting on the shelf at a GameStop. It’s not that the cover isn’t attractive, ah-hem, but I actually do enjoy me a good shoot-em up, and that’s what this one is. Coincidentally the game was on sale on Amazon for just $8, but then the Special Edition was on sale as well for only $20! The Special Edition comes with the game, an art book, a soundtrack CD, and a two-sided pillowcase! Sweet!!

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 11/10/2013 in Collecting, Dreamcast, Xbox 360

 

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Why Pokemon X and Y are the Best Pokemon Games in Years

Mega Charizard X and YYou can’t escape it.

Pokemon is everywhere.

The recent release of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y on the Nintendo 3DS has stirred up all kinds of talks amongst series fans, gaming outlets, and everyone that owns a 3DS. I’ve heard people saying this is the best version of the Pokemon games since the originals, that it’s a wonderful place for newcomers and veteran players to start (or re-start), and that the games have never looked, played, or sounded better. But what exactly makes these the best in the already legendary series of introduction RPGs? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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