What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed, lcarlson

User avatar
Megamixer
Posts: 14890
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:18 am
Location: Staffs, UK

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

Post by Megamixer » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:22 pm

shiftytigger wrote:Its been ages sine I looked at any of the mods and repairs as im a bit wary of using my own consoles just in case. The sd card loader looked like a good idea to save wear on the laser but if the reset thing still happens then at the moment id probably give a mod a go.
Isn't there also an issue with controller ports blowing up?

Must admit that I was quite lucky when I used to have a Dreamcast. Bought it used and un-yellowed and it never broke down at all before I sold it.
Retro is a state of mind, and cares not for your puny concepts like dates and calendars.

User avatar
Sephiroth81
Posts: 4572
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:35 am

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

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Megamixer wrote:
shiftytigger wrote:Its been ages sine I looked at any of the mods and repairs as im a bit wary of using my own consoles just in case. The sd card loader looked like a good idea to save wear on the laser but if the reset thing still happens then at the moment id probably give a mod a go.
Isn't there also an issue with controller ports blowing up?

Must admit that I was quite lucky when I used to have a Dreamcast. Bought it used and un-yellowed and it never broke down at all before I sold it.
How easy was it to "unyellow" it?? Is there a way without pulling it apart, and dipping it in acid?!

speedlolita
Posts: 7056
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:46 am

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

Post by speedlolita » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:19 pm

Nope. :lol:
Logged out 15/07/2014.

User avatar
Sephiroth81
Posts: 4572
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:35 am

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

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:13 pm

speedlolita wrote:Nope. :lol:
Have I ever told you how much I just love my beautiful yellow Dreamcast? 8)

speedlolita
Posts: 7056
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:46 am

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

Post by speedlolita » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:30 pm

Wanna trade? Mine in a pure white. :lol:

Eh, Dreamcast looks sooo boring next to my lovely grey Saturns. mmm
Logged out 15/07/2014.

User avatar
Space_turnip
Posts: 3930
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: Yate, Bristol

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

Post by Space_turnip » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:47 pm

shiftytigger wrote:Do the SD card drives help with the sudden resets? Or is that an unrecoverable condition.

As for my dreamcast it is a uk console in a NTSC Sega Sports black console case I got for £1.00 from a boot sale. The innards appeared to have lost a battle with a uk mains supply but the case was immaculate so I swapped it out. Sure I got a black controller with it but cant really remember.

Looks nice next to my PS3.
You'd still need a CD to run the SD though, so the reset issue would still be a problem. Also, there's not a massive amount that works just on the SD card yet (although I've got to admit I've not really dipped my toes a huge amount into using the SD card yet, and haven't checked anything in a while).

Have 5 Dreamcasts set up at the moment, 1 lovely white one downstairs that sounds like a Helicopter constantly, my main one which has yellowed badly, a Sega Sports one which is the quietest DC I own, and 2 Japanese ones, but no reset problems on any of them currently. Constantly worrying that one will go on the blink though, just waiting to find a cheap 6th to have on stand by!
Image

speedlolita
Posts: 7056
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:46 am

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

Post by speedlolita » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:04 pm

I used to have reset issues so I soldered the motherboard to the power supply. Problem solved.
Logged out 15/07/2014.

User avatar
gmintyfresh
Posts: 5955
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Leeds England
Contact:

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

Post by gmintyfresh » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:49 am

Gunstar Heroes - Japanese MD

These arrived on Friday:

Image

Panzer dragoon Zwei - Saturn

Image

Daisenpo (Twin Hawk) - MD

Image

Soldier Blade T-Shirt

User avatar
gmintyfresh
Posts: 5955
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Leeds England
Contact:

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

Post by gmintyfresh » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:35 am

I also had confirmation that my Japanese retail copy of Strider (2014) is on the way

User avatar
SoupDragon
Posts: 2087
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:20 pm
Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales

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

Post by SoupDragon » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:42 am

Picked up Little Big Planet Karting for a £1 in a charity shop, never seen a PS3 in a charity before. Someone must have gotten bored lol
Image

stayAwhile
Posts: 1878
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:44 am

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

Post by stayAwhile » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:13 am

Got gears of war collectors edition for 4 quid in cex. Expecting my next big bargin when car boot
Starts up
This guy are sick

User avatar
Gibberish Driftwood
Posts: 639
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:36 pm
Location: Monkey Island (Sweden actually)

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

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:59 am

The recent article in Retro Gamer about Wind Waker made me go out an buy this:
Image
Its a limited edition with Ocarina of Time as an added bonus. :)
Ken sent me.
Do the Kirby dance: (>'-')> <('-'<) ^(' - ')^ <('-'<) (>'-')>

User avatar
The Hardest of All Freds
Posts: 1746
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:20 am

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

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:12 am

Star Ocean for the 360 for a measly pound.
Going Solo...................

User avatar
slacey1070
Posts: 2835
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:20 am

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

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:42 am

Rock of Ages for £1 something on XBLA...
Owned: Vic 20, C64, Amiga, PC, SNES, Dreamcast, PS2, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, DS, Xbox360, PSP 2000, Wii, 3DSXL, GameCube, N64, JXD S7800.

“I ain't got a problem with your anger, hope you get around to having fun" Hugh Cornwell.

User avatar
gmintyfresh
Posts: 5955
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Leeds England
Contact:

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

Post by gmintyfresh » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Super Shinobi 2 - Japanese Megadrive

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest