Archive for February, 2006

Can I at Least Get a Quarter?

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Recently, I was able to acquire a bundle of about 20 or so Playstation and Playstation 2 games. After picking through them and taking the handful that I wanted, I took the rest to a local EB to trade-in. Almost all of the games I traded in were either really old, horrible, or both; so when I was offered just over $30 for the whole group of them, I found that to be a fair offer and turned them in. It was only after I got home and looked over the receipt that things started to seem a little less fair. Anyone want to guess what the trade-in value of Gran Turismo 3 for PS2 is?

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

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Any old-school gamer knows that the original NES had some awesome games for it. Unfortunately, the system also used a somewhat less than awesome design, and the result is that all these years later, getting your NES to actually play any games can be a huge pain. The cartridges get dirty, the contacts within the system get dirty from them, the connecting pins wear out, and before you know it, you have to blow in your cartridges, press reset hundreds of times, and do all kinds of other crazy stuff just to get your games to work. And sometimes that still isn’t enough.

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