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by stonedwal
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do you pickup retro games from cash converters/generator
Replies: 223
Views: 9650

Re: Do you pickup retro games from cash converters/generator

Last thing I nabbed from a Cash Converters was a boxed PSX for about $AU30. Not often that you come across a Cashies here that doesn't have everything marked up to eBay Buy It Now prices, so I've basically given up.
by stonedwal
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Retro Gaming Australia YouTube Channel
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Retro Gaming Australia YouTube Channel

Hey folks, Been running this YouTube channel alongside the main Retro Gaming Australia site for about 2 years now. Thanks to some recently acquired cheap (read: not very good) capture equipment, we've started to post some gameplay footage in a recurring series we call Retro Gaming Theatre. This is r...
by stonedwal
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are there any original xbox collectors on here?.
Replies: 393
Views: 10861

Re: Are there any original xbox collectors on here?.

The Australian Xbox scene had loads more classics range and special editions I do not know the reason why In terms of market share, Australia was their most successful region (well that's what the MS brass used to tell us). I can only speculate about the broader range of classics - Xbox market here...
by stonedwal
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are your long term complete collection goals?
Replies: 76
Views: 1319

Re: What are your long term complete collection goals?

Generally I just go for the games I'm interested in - although that's a quite a lot. My fiancee loves JRPGs, so her list is long and expensive. As for complete collections, only the GameCube is calling my name. I've got all but a few of the best games in both PAL and NTSC (the GCN era was before the...
by stonedwal
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Best Nintendo Games You've (probably) Never Played
Replies: 40
Views: 1141

Re: The Best Nintendo Games You've (probably) Never Played

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces was developed by Nintendo Software Technology - not a bad expansion on the concepts of the NES game. Joy Mech Fight is a pretty cool 1 on 1 fighter that Nintendo published very late in the life of the Famicom. Seconding For Frog the Bell Tolls and Drill Dozer. Can't vou...
by stonedwal
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When does the PS2 become "retro"?
Replies: 191
Views: 3976

Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

I'm in the "it already is" camp. There's a distinctly different feel between the early PS2 line up and the games of today. I feel that if the current generation cycle had been the usual five years instead of dragging on for 7-8, most would feel the same way. That's without going into what games have...
by stonedwal
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Limited/Collector's Editions Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 22610

Re: Limited/Collector's Editions Thread

Tempted by the Assassin's Creed III one since I have the ones for 2, Brotherhood and Revelations, but the budget might not stretch. Generally have decided to stop getting special editions over the last few months since the quality of them isn't quite justifying the price. Still in for Diablo III, an...
by stonedwal
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?
Replies: 122
Views: 3388

Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

In all honesty, it's been the modern parts of the collection that I've been more tempted to sell as of late. The price wars on games in the UK have proved quite lucrative to Australians like myself through importing. The lower prices have resulted in me not being as picky as I used to be, so I've go...
by stonedwal
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31713
Views: 739438

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Nabbed a SCPH-7502 from the local Cash Converters the other day for $AU29. Not often that you see a boxed system in a second hand shop in Australia, let alone one that's complete and not been pissed all over by the family pet, yet is priced like gold bullion. Bit dusty on the outside, but the unit i...
by stonedwal
Sat May 14, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Megadrive Collectors Thread
Replies: 626
Views: 25896

Re: Megadrive Collectors Thread

Haven't done a whole lot of Mega Drive collecting lately. I had a list of about 120 games I wanted, but I think I wittled it down to about half of that. Haven't been able to buy much lately on account of money issues. Main things I want to do are get the good Disney games (Castle of Illusion, Aladdi...
by stonedwal
Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!
Replies: 330
Views: 60271

Re: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!

That was an excellent series of articles, John. I hope you hear from more companies in the future so you can do a follow up :) My site is Retro Gaming Australia . Shameless self promotion and all that jazz. Originally I started the site with a friend because we were dissatisfied with the lack of a l...
by stonedwal
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: the ps 2 has turned 11
Replies: 44
Views: 781

Re: the ps 2 has turned 11

Got my first one in December 2000, about a fortnight after the Australian launch and it has never really let me down. First game was Tekken Tag Tournament. Bought a modded one in 2006 to play Okami and Katamari Damacy, it was a right pain in the arse, so I ended up using it exclusively for HD Loader...
by stonedwal
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How big is your collection
Replies: 42
Views: 1014

Re: How big is your collection

1,700+ spread over the major formats. It does skew a little modern though, since the missus worked in gaming retail and I was in the industry for a few years. Also got another 100 odd promos (mainly PS2, PS3, PSP and Xbox 360) from our respective jobs. I'd say 90% of the collection is in very good t...
by stonedwal
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What Konami games do you feel deserved more limelight?
Replies: 32
Views: 647

Re: What Konami games do you feel deserved more limelight?

The Asterix and Bucky O'Hare arcade games. Good little beat 'em ups in the same style as the more famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men and The Simpsons. They would probably have seen more exposure if they were more readily available back in the day, though.