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Sunday Roundup: 2/23/14

New Games (2-23-14)Man, it has been awhile since I had a true Sunday Roundup to talk about! Just one game is fine and all, but let’s face it: Just one game isn’t going to cut it for expanding upon one’s collection now is it? Speaking of collections, this week is comprised mostly of Dreamcast games, a system I am always on the lookout for but never seem to come across. So here’s to you Space Cat, and to more fruitful visits!

 

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Posted by on 02/23/2014 in Collecting, Dreamcast, GameCube

 

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Yearly Roundup: 2013

New Games (4-7-13)Another full year of game collecting has come to a close. While I don’t think 2013 stacked up as much as 2012 (in terms of amount of games added), 2013 still gave me dozens of great new games to play and cherish. I picked up a brand new console in 2013 with the Wii U, and even managed to snag a few new Sega Saturn and original Xbox games as well. This was also a strong year for downloadable games for me, especially for review on the 3DS, so a lot of games I’d have loved to own I only have in digital form. Sad, but not the worst thing that could happen. Without further adieu, here are the games of 2013:

 

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Game Hunter’s Journal: Collecting Last Gen Games

PS2 LogoWith literally thousands of video games out there begging for your time and money, it can be more than daunting finding a starting point for a growing collection. Worse yet (or better depending on how you look at it), more and more games are being released each and every week! So where to begin? In part two of a special Game Hunter’s Journal series, we’ll go over the ins and outs of collecting games from the last generation of consoles. Used games will be your currency, getting good deals your fancy, and some quality titles to play will be your reward. Let’s get right into it! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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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Worth Playing vol. 6: The Brawler Bunch

Double Dragon II ArtBrawlers, beat-em ups, side-scrollers (to an extent), and just plain arcade. Whatever you label the genre one thing is for sure: there are a ton of them out there!

Since I started playing video games on the NES there have been side-scrolling beat-em ups. My beginnings were with the Double Dragon series on the NES, which then evolved into the Genesis classics Golden Axe I and II. The love affair took off from there, with every generation producing unique and worthwhile entries in the genre. Though there has been a decline with the recent consoles, a spare brawler rises out of the ashes of nostalgia and captures my heart all over again. The following games aren’t in any sort of order. They’re all just games that are entirely worth your time.

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Sunday Roundup Videos

No new games this week, but I have uploaded a pair of videos going over each new game I came across over the last month or so. You should check them out, and if you are really inclined, head over to the Sunday Roundup page and read all about them too!

Sunday Roundup (7/28/13) Part 1

Sunday Roundup (7/28/13) Part 2

Laters,
Jsick

 

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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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