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General / Re: Do Japanese gamers hate us American gamers
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:47:39 pm »
If they hate anyone it's people who fetishize and worship the aesthetics and surface level idea of their culture without truly understanding it.

Classic Video Games / Re: GameCube games worth getting for cheap
« on: February 23, 2021, 12:08:18 am »
Don't know how much it goes for nowadays, but I managed to pick up Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and a pair of bongos for very cheap in 2018. I wouldn't necessarily include it on a list of "essential GC titles", but it is a neat little game that I don't hear people talk about enough.

I've only played it on PS2, but TimeSplitters 2 is a decent game and seemed to go for cheap on GC.

Classic Video Games / Re: GameCube games worth getting for cheap
« on: February 18, 2021, 11:58:04 pm »
Any of the Tony Hawk games

Classic Video Games / Re: Your Opinions Of The Nintendo GameCube Console
« on: February 17, 2021, 06:26:38 pm »
I discovered out that now a lot of GameCube games suffer a drifty analog stick, a lot of controllers have this problem where the game thinks you're moving to the right and it automatically moves your character to the right even when you are not pressing any buttion.

As someone who's had a GameCube since 2004 and has continuously kept playing it over the years, using both my original controllers and new ones made by third parties in recent years, I have no idea what you are talking about here and this is the first time I've ever heard anyone bring this up about the GC.

The Switch Joycons though, now that's another story.

Classic Video Games / Re: Your Opinions Of The Nintendo GameCube Console
« on: February 17, 2021, 06:10:28 pm »
GameCube exclusives were the reason to own this system. If a third-party game came out on PS2, Xbox, and GC, almost always the GC version was the worst one to play, either because of stripped content and/or that dreadful controller. Ever tried to play Splinter Cell on the GC after playing it first on the Xbox?

Thank goodness the system had a handful of incredible first-party/exclusive titles. Quick shortlist:

- Metroid Prime 1 & 2
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Resident Evil 4 (I'm still bitter to this day about what happened to this game and as far as I'm concerned it only ever came out on GC lol)
- Killer 7 (ditto to explanation above)
- Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
- Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
- Animal Crossing
- F-Zero GX
- Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem


Some stuff I grabbed this month:

- Mario Paint (SNES)
 box is a little beat up, but the contents inside are complete and in excellent condition... not a bad deal at all for 50 bucks

- Okage: Shadow King (PS2)

- Nyko N64 Controller Extender Cable
 these are seriously useful, as any original hardware N64 owner can tell you

- Sled Storm (PS1)
 I missed playing this game so much, and it still holds up!

- Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)
 this was 5 bucks at Walmart

- Yo-kai Watch 2 Bony Spirits/Flesh Souls (3DS)
 despite the 15 dollar price tag on there, both of these rang up at Walmart for ONE dollar each... oops!

- Bravely Second (3DS)

I remember seeing Metal Gear Solid for the GBC in the bins frequently just chilling there alongside Austin Powers: Oh Behave!, Razor Freestyle Scooter, etc. marked down to $9.99 or lower...

I already posted about one missed opportunity in this thread, but of course I have many more and no doubt others do too. Let's hear about them.

I guess I lucked out by getting a single copy for myself at all, but I'm still haunted by the memory of the giant bin of pristine, shrink-wrapped copies of Drill Dozer for the GBA going for FIVE (5) dollars each at a Target in 2007 or 2008. Indeed I grabbed one for myself, fun game, good game, but I should have bought EVERY SINGLE ONE in there, there were at least a dozen copies arghhhhhhsjkngksldfnglkf.

General / Re: What is the most regretful thing in your collection?
« on: February 12, 2021, 07:24:52 pm »
Just thought of another regretful purchase:

Final Fantasy Chronicles (PS1)

For those who don't know, this release consists of fairly straightforward ports with minor changes to dialogue here and there of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger. Final Fantasy IV doesn't have this issue, but Chrono Trigger for some reason has these unbearably long loading times every single time you go in and out of a new area or building AND when the game switches back and forth between the stats menu screen and the in-progress game. It's unbelievable that it got released like this, and I've never attempted to go further than the first time-hop sequence in this version, it's f***ing unplayable.

General / Re: What is the most regretful thing in your collection?
« on: February 11, 2021, 06:49:31 pm »
I remember being at a Toys R Us in 2003 that still had tons of N64 stock. Like many, many copies of Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Mega Man 64 all for 10 bucks a pop. I only bought Perfect Dark, and while the other two aren't great games, you know how much people are paying for them these days????

General / Re: What is the most regretful thing in your collection?
« on: February 11, 2021, 05:32:17 am »
I was gifted Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey for the PS1. It's not a good game. It's a very bad game with only one pinball table. I regret that game coming into my life.

General / Re: Intro thread
« on: February 11, 2021, 04:58:48 am »
Hello, all.

Born in 1991, earliest systems I had (or my family had) were the ol' grey brick Game Boy and a Sega Genesis/Sega CD combo. I'll never forget how I felt during my first playthroughs of Ocarina of Time and Metal Gear Solid around the time both were released (it helped that I had older brothers who were way older than me). I read, and then re-read over, and over, and over my ever growing stack of EGM issues cover to cover, from the late 90's onwards 'till around 2008. Been stupidly obsessed with video games as far back as I can remember basically.

That being said, I have been out of the collecting game for several years, but I'm back baby. I've been enjoying this website for cataloging my shit, because unlike MobyGames, the database here is more comprehensive by having individual entries for specific region versions, different printings, special editions, etc.

Ok, that's enough!

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