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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Retro Gaming Australia

Calling all Aussie retro gaming enthusiasts!
I found this site (actually through another blog like this one) that is all about retro gaming in Australia. It includes a blog, plenty of Australian based articles and a forum. Its pretty new so the forum is pretty slow going but if you're Australian I highly recommended that you check it out.

Find it here:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Video: Limited Edition Pokemon Gold and Silver Game Boy Color tour

In this video we check out the Limited Edition Pokemon Gold and Silver Game Boy Color.
We look at the Game Boy its self plus the box and original inserts.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

PS2 On The Cheap

While not strictly retro, the PlayStation 2 is getting old. Give it another five years or so and we'll probably be classifying it as retro. Its at that stage now were it is transitioning.
So having said that, prices for the games right now are quite low. You can expect to pay less than $20 brand new and about $5 and lower for per-loved.

Yesterday I went to a local pawn shop and bought three PS2 games for $5 each.

Flash glare FTW
They were:
-Intellivsion Lives- complete
-Max Payne- complete
-Half Life- missing manual

I haven't tried any of them out yet but I had a quick glance at the disks and I couldn't see any scratches or marks.
I also bought a PS1 memory card because all of my other ones have seemed to screw themselves over simultaneously.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any Sony ones but this one had Ridge Racer stickers on it, so why not?