Way back in 2013 when I was just visiting California I decided to check out one of the local used game stores. While I found some games there and the owner had an impressive selection, I never decided to go back there once I moved here because of the prices. They weren’t terrible, they were just fair. And while fair is fine, I’m not usually looking for fair (I’m looking for great!). This week I decided to check out Game World once again, hoping maybe some things had changed. Well, the place was just as cramped and overflowing as before, and the prices were just the same. Regardless, maybe I’ll have to check out the place more simply because it’s really the only place to get PS2 and earlier era games! Let’s take a look at this week’s haul.
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Tags: Bust-A-Move Deluxe, Bust-A-Move DS, Codename: Tenka, Collecting, Collection, Courier Crisis, Game World, GameStop, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, My Chinese Coach, My Word Coach, Psybadek, Shipwreckers, Space Cat, Sunday Roundup, Touchmaster 3, video game, video games, Wordmaster
Good lord, when stores have sales I tend to go crazy! This time around, Space Cat, a local used game store, moved locations to a bigger yet somehow more cramped space, and to commemorate the transition offered 50% off their used games under $9.99! I’m sure you can tell I picked up a lot of titles. What was doubly great about this deal however was the fact that a lot of games I previously passed on during my past visits to the store were still there, and now they’re even cheaper! Those account for a lot of the pickups this week. There was also a random visit to a board game selling couple on Craigslist that lead to a new Wii Fit as well as a very successful trip to Mountain View’s GameStop! And any week I can scrounge up a Sega Saturn game is a good week, so throw that onto the pile for this post as well! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Ape Escape: Academy, Bombastic, Cocoto: Fishing Master, Collecting, Collection, Colony Wars, Craigslist, Cy Girls, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2, DDR, eBay, Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero, Endgame, Escape From Bug Island, Eve of Extinction, FantaVision, Freaky Flyers, GameStop, GoDai: Elemental Force, Gunfighter: The Legend of Jesse James, Legend of Kage 2, Miami Law, Mojo!, Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer, Pirates: The Legend of the Black Kat, Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle, Sands of Destruction, Scaler, Scorcher, Shaun White Snowboarding, Space Cat, Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Squeeballs Party, SSX: On Tour, Sunday Roundup, Swords, Turn it Around, video game, video games, Wii Fit
It’s been a long time since I picked up some games on Craigslist, but this week was too good for me to pass up. Making it even better were three (!) successful trips to three different GameStops. I picked up Wii games, DS games, and even a couple PSP games. Whenever I can get three consoles or more in one week’s Roundup I feel a little bad: maybe I’m spreading myself too thin with all these consoles to possibly buy for, but then I look at the actual games, remember why I want to play/own them, and justify the purchase. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alone in the Dark, Big Brain Academy, Collecting, Collection, Etrian Odyssey, Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers, Phineas and Ferb, Spy Games: Elevator Mission, Sunday Roundup, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side, The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, Tornado Outbreak, video game, video games, Virtual Villagers: A New Home, Worms: Open Warfare, Worms: Open Warfare 2
A massive haul from several Goodwill’s around the area helped to make this first official Sunday Roundup of 2015 a big one. There isn’t anything extraordinary in the haul this week, but there are some fun titles and some titles I’ve been sitting on for a long time. I also continued the trend of buying the entire Tony Hawk’s series someone keeps donating. Eventually I’ll run out of games/consoles I don’t have yet, so I’ll need to think of something else to do in the meantime. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 720, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Collecting, Collection, CyberTiger, Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party, DDR, Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, GTA, Halo 2, Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip, Kid Adventures: Sky Captain, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Pokemon, Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon: Omega Ruby, Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams, Spectrobes: Origins, Spider-Man, Squeeballs Party, SSX 3, Sunday Roundup, Tenchu: Shadow Assassins, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Twisted Metal: Black, video game, video games, Where's Waldo: The Fantastic Journey
I’m late on getting this Christmas themed Sunday Roundup out, but after the holiday itself, and the craziness that was my job, followed by the fun times had on New Year’s Eve, and then a week long vacation in Las Vegas and getting to see the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, I barley had any time to write! Because of that, I have actually combined the last three weeks into this one Roundup. Honestly, it really just contains the games from the holidays, as I didn’t buy but one game afterward, but to be perfectly fair, you all know. Also, this is the last Roundup of 2014! And I have to say, it was an exceptional way to end the year indeed! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 000: Space Marine, Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, Bayonetta 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Chessmaster: The Art of Learning, Christmas, Collecting, Collection, Dead Space: Extraction, Destiny, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Ico, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition, LEGO City Undercover, Mario Kart Wii, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, Myth Makers: Orbs of Doom, Okami, Pandora's Tower, Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax, Raiden Fighters Aces, Shadow Hearts, Sonic: Lost World, Sunday Roundup, Super Princess Peach, The Last of Us, The Walking Dead: Season Two, Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition, video game, video games, Warhammer 40, We Love Katamari
Another fairly hefty sized haul this week continues the recent trend of ridiculous amounts of games being accumulated each week! And just like last week there’s a mix of GameStop finds and eBay pick-ups. I have decided that I need to slow down on the eBay buys. Not really because of the money issue, but because I’ve not been getting the greatest deals on some of these games. And yeah, the money does make a difference. So from now on I’ve decided I’m going to look online for some stuff, but just throw out some low-ball bids and see what happens. Strangely enough, it’s already amounted to 4 games :p So get ready for another huge Roundup next week. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Back to the Future: The Game, Bubble Bobble Revolution, Collecting, Collection, Contact, Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom, Dig Dug: Digging Strike, FlingSmash, Fortune Street, Lost in Blue, N+, Overlord: Minions, Pirate Blast, Rondo of Swords, Sunday Roundup, The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, Trauma Team, video game, video games
Crossovers are the best fan service gamers can get. The blending of popular IPs into one unique game usually gets fans in a fever, finally being able to play as Sonic the Hedgehog in a Mario-themed game. Or finally being able to see who would win between the X-Man Wolverine and the Street Fighter Ryu. The opportunities for creating these scenarios is endless, but despite this we don’t get too many crossover games. Maybe it has something to do with publishing rights, company egos, or (most likely) money, but whatever the culprit may be, there are still a handful of crossover video games that are a hell of a lot of fun to play, and totally worth your time!
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Tags: Angry Birds Star Wars, Cannon Spike, Capcom, Capcom vs. SNK, Crossover, Ehrgeiz, Fighter's Megamix, fighting, King of Fighters, Mario Kart Arcade, Marvel vs. Capcom, Nintendo, Pokemon Conquest, Poker Night at the Inventory, rpg, Sega Superstars Tennis, SNK, SNK vs Capcom: Cardfighters, SNK vs. Capcom, SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, Street Fighterx Mega Man, video game, video games, Worth Playing
The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo has officially come and gone, and left in it’s wake are mountains of exciting games to play, systems that look a hell of a lot better, and gamers who are proud to pronounce their hobby to any and all. Last year’s show was filled with announcements about the next generation consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, so this year it was expected that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo would put out plenty of new software to go with that shiny new hardware. These ten moments were the defining times of E3 2014, and the games I am most excited to play. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 2014, Bloodborne, e3, Fantasy Life, Grim Fandango, Legend of Zelda, list, Mortal Kombat X, Nintendo, No Man's Sky, Shigeru Miyamoto, Star Fox, Super Smash Bros., Tomb Raider, Top 10, top ten, video game, video games
In what might be the only tradition I have here at SlickGaming, we are one week away from the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, which means it’s time for some dream predictions! I’ve come to realize that while these are mostly in good fun, they are all actually things I really would like to see come out of the show. Interestingly enough, some of these predictions have come true (more or less): Nintendo has actually made significant progress in the online gaming department, and the PS4 and, more recently, the Kinect-Free Xbox One do indeed retail for under $400! Two out of twenty isn’t that bad, right?
Without delay, here are my predictions for this year’s show! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 2014, Advance Wars, e3, EarthBound, F-Zero, Legend of Zelda, mega man, Metroid, Microsoft, My Little Pony, Nintendo, Oculus Rift, Power Stone, Predictions, Press Conference, Professor Layton, PS Vita, Sony, Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi, Super Smash Bros., Telltale Games, Tiger Electronics, Top 10, top ten, video game, video games
Well, this is embarrassing.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has played video game for more than a few years that you just can’t play them all. No matter how hard you have tried, you can’t fit in each video game that releases in a year into your play rotation. Video games aren’t like movies: they can’t be seen and completed in a few short hours (at least most of them). They aren’t as easy to come by in some instances. And sometimes they simply don’t fit into your budget.
For this reason or that, we all have games that we’ve never gotten around to playing. Triple A games, too. The games that may have defined a generation. The games that people are still talking about to this day. The games that you kind of have to just shake your head at when others are discussing around you because you have no idea what is going on.
These are those games. Below you will find the shame of my gaming expertise. These are the games I’ve never played. At least as of yet. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Angry Birds, Crash Bandicoot, Gaming Shames, Half-Life, Metal Gear Solid, Metroid, Minecraft, Nintendo, Sega, Skyrim, Sony, Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, video game, video games