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Saturday, October 8, 2011

And Then There Were Three

Remember that video where the guy has three PS3's? Well now I'm like that guy, except I have three PS1's.
There just happened to be a garage sale down the end of my street, so I thought I would wonder down and see what I could find. Lo and behold, there was a PSone for $10 which included a controller and all the necessary cables. Since these are a good $20 or $30 by themselves at Cashies or whatever, I thought I mind as well. I did want another decent Dualshock One after all.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a Sony fanboy
I don't usually carry cash around with me (I'm one of those Eftpos people) and since I was nowhere near a bank I brought down about $10 worth of change. As I was counting it out, the lady of the house told me to stop at around the $9 mark as she obviously didn't want all the 5 cent pieces. Thank you pretty much useless coinage, you saved me a a dollar. 

Read about my other two PS1's here and here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Well Travelled Game Boy Cartridge

So much for writing articles on my week off... lol. In the mean time, have this in which I found kinda funny.

So I bought this Game Boy game, Conker's Pocket Tales for $5 from a local hock shop. No biggie right. 
I buy it, turn it over and see this...

It's been previously brought from another local hock shop, which is actually next door to the previous one. 
I found it funny. It must of been stolen from some poor sods house and the sold to the first shop, only to be bought and stolen again and sold to the other shop. That's the funny story in my head anyway because lets face it, a lot of stock in those stores come from questionable places. 

The game it's self is a load of crock. I bought it expecting to play as a hungover squirl because of the N64 game, Conker's Bad Fur Day. Nope, turns out Rare re-did his profile and it turned out as this kiddy, badly done RPG crap. At least I didn't pay $10 for it.