Finds 1676: A CD Case Book Shelf

It's got to be the cutest most awesome design for a CD case ever!

Pokemon Black is added to the shoppe

Be sure to check this and all the newest releases on the Retro Gaming Life Shoppe!

Ads from the Past 461: Sega Game Gear

Classic ad for the handheld that rivaled the Gameboy.

Yu-gi-oh! Custom Deck Box: Toon World

Stop by and check out my custom Toon World Deck Box!

Kitsune Zero: Adorable Fox Girl

Play as a cute fox girl in a world filled with Japanese Folklore!

July 31, 2009

I got a new ipod Finally!

Well it's about time for an upgrade. After having a 1st generation ipod for some four years or so...I finally bought an upgrade! This one is 3rd gen 8gb ipod nano which at this point is great to me especially since I had a 1st gen for so long. Here is a photo of them.....


3 in 1 Multicart Video Added!

Here is an interesting pirate I came across. The menu screen to select the games is unique for sure!


July 30, 2009

New Video Added!

Here is the latest video I made. This is a new series of videos where I show you guys my purchases of retro gaming. Of course, if you already visit my blog you see my finds anyways but I though this would be entertaining at least.


Updated Backloggery

This is a great website for having a list of your video game collection. I just finished updating it with my PS1 Collection. As far as I know, all my PS1 titles are in that list. Anyways, some of you who want to keep track of your goals and a list of your games don't hesitate to open an account at this awesome site.

July 29, 2009

Finds 094: Lots of finds! All consoles....

Here are some things I got at the thrift store and play n trade. Anyways, the things that caught my eye the most are the Locus sealed PC game and the Nintendo 64 Rumble pack in box. Check out my other finds as well har har har...

That's all for now!

July 28, 2009

Finds 093: 2 New 3DO games additions!

Here are two awesome new games. These are my first purchases for my 3DO collection! The games are Street Fighter 2 and Total Eclipse. I got them pretty cheap from ebay and I had them for about a week so a late post about this. Anyways enjoy the photos...


July 27, 2009

Computer Fix WIP Update!

Well I was able to fix the drivers for the ethernet card thanks to my good old friend MNDemitri har har har. Thank you master! Anyways, I still have one more set of drivers to install as well as the 2nd hard drive. Lets see how things will turn out.

July 26, 2009

Retro Game of the Week 002: Captain Tsubasa 3(SNES)

Man it has been months since I mentioned a new retro game of the week but I'll have to continue from now on. This time around I will suggest any of you to pick up a copy of Captain Tsubasa 3 for the Super Famicom. This game is unique in many ways. The most unique way this game separates from any other game is because it has a Soccer/RPG genre glued to it. How can this work together you say? Well the geniuses at Tecmo did it with high success.

Many people who have played the whole saga throughout the years will tell you that this is the one everyone must have in their collection. The game plays very simple as you receive the ball and then use the d-pad to move around the soccer field. The bottom of the screen has a radar look since it shows where you and your team mates are as well as the other team. Once you approach a member of the other team you will encounter him and will have to make a decision on what you want to do. In some cases, you can try and dribble the ball past by him although this will depend on how good the player holding the ball is. You can also pass it to another team member among other things.

Overall, there is a lot of interesting aspects to this game including a player vs player mode where you can go against a friend with the games' all stars. I highly recommend this game as well because of the fantastic soundtrack it holds. If you are still unsure you want to pick this game up, I suggest you try the rom via-emulator and see for yourself if this game is worth the money.

Did you know? This game has been hacked into various versions including one that was translated to Spanish? One day I'll find a copy to show the world!

July 25, 2009

More photos of my trip...

Here are some more photos of my trip. I'll keep adding more and more as I get to them.

People say that if you go into the second floor of this building you will go crazy....It's supposed to be haunted.

Finds 092: Dragon Ball Z Chinese for the Gameboy

Well here is a pretty unique find. I won this game on ebay for .99 cents because I saw it was a pirate har har....anyways I tried it out and it turned out to be in Chinese. That's all I know about the game so far. It's also a game for the regular gameboy not color. Anyways, here is a photo of it so let me know if you have any info on it.


July 24, 2009

Finds 091: Gamecube Screen + other stuff

So I decided to hit the thrift and local Play n Trade to try to place more stuff on sale on ebay and came up pretty happy.


Computer Fix WIP

So here is what I've done so far with the desktop:
-Added a new hard drive (20 gb)
-Added a new DVD drive (16 x dvdrw)
-Fresh copy of Windows 98se(For some reason the manual of the desktop mentions that it's not compatible with Windows 2000 and I can't figure out why)

So far that's what I have added and there are some things left to be done:
-Install sound drivers
-Install Ethernet card
-Install programs including anti-virus
-Install second hard drive(30 gb)

There are still many things to add but I'll get to them eventually. It's still odd that this machine doesn't support Windows 2000.....really weird...

I also took this photo when I first started fixing it up.

July 23, 2009

Finds 090: Two SNES Titles including Doom!

Found these two titles last week but forgot to show them off. Doom doesn't look that good with SNES hardware.


Finds 089: Gamestop buy 2 get 1 free

I picked these up last weekend. Awesome additions to my collection.

Finally, an RPG for my good old PSP.

Some finds I forgot to mention

I was checking out my finds lately and I have a couple of things I forgot to post about. I'll surely make a post about them later today since there is some neat stuff in there. That's about it, back to my computer research har har

Fixing a PC

Well I finally got that old desktop running with the correct video drivers but I'm still having problems with the sound drivers. Any advice or sites that will help me find the right drivers would be nice. If not, in the future I'll purchase a cheap sound card and try it out. I also can't seem to find the right drivers for the ethernet card that came with it. Other than that, the desktop is running flawless. I'm currently trying to add a second hard drive but it looks like I'm going to need some jumper help to figure out how the desktop will recognize the second hard drive. I'm also switching the cd drives and adding two of them. Setting these to their master/slave modes is a lot easier. That's about it for now until next time...

July 22, 2009

Some Updates

Well I have recently changed hobbies for the time being until I get back on my feet har har har....I've been trying to fix up this old desktop I had for almost a year. It was just there in my closet and I finally got tired of looking at it so I started working on it. The desktop itself was a mess...I had to change the hard drive and disk drives but I got it up and working with a clean copy of windows 98se since it doesn't support 2000 for some reason and I don't want to waste my only legit copy of XP I have so 98SE will have to do. Installing and finding the drivers has been the most challenging stuff since the computer I have is from the year 2000 if I'm correct. Well I was able to knock down the graphics card driver which makes the desktop look so much prettier as well as some mother board drivers. The one I'm having some big trouble with is the sound driver but I'll try my best to fix it up if not just get a cheapo sound card for the sound. One last thing I want to do is add another cd drive to the computer as well as a second hard drive I have laying around. What am I going to use this desktop for? Probably nothing but more importantly, it'll be a back up PC just in case my super powerful desktop dies on me. Then again, I have my laptop but overall I think this is a real fun project I'm working on. I will show you photos of the desktop and the wip(work in progress) it's currently on. Until then, cya later!

July 19, 2009

Pokemon Stadium (SNES)

Here is my newest youtube video! Pokemon Stadium (SNES)! Enjoy....


July 18, 2009

Finds 088: Final Finds for a while

Well I will have to slow down on finds due to the fact that my car was towed and now I'm pretty much out of money. These will probably be the last finds of this month and most of next. I'm still awaiting the Street Fighter for the 3DO but it probably won't arrive until next week. Anyways, I got these at gamestop in their buy 2 get 1 free. Picked up three RPGs I wanted for a while. Cya later!


July 17, 2009

Finds 087: Some thrift store finds..Star Wars!

Here are some small finds I got at the thrift store. Nothing that great but I can resell the Mario Land 2 and FFIX for something huh?


July 15, 2009

Photos of my trip finally!

Well here are some photos to show you although I have taken over 500 photos! I'm only going to show the more appealing ones that way this won't take forever. This is the area called Barranco where we drove by over 100 times! It's so pretty though and lots of surfing is going on by the shore.


July 14, 2009

Finds 086: Some small finds

Here is the stuff I found today. The two genesis games are Earth Worm Jim CIB and Wonder Boy in Monster Land loose. I also got a psp game called Replay.


Where are the pictures?

Just wanted to give my apologies for being so late with the photos from my trip. If things go well, I should have time to upload some of them tonight. I'm also planning on going to the thrift store today har har har. Wish me luck!

July 13, 2009

3DO games are hard to come by....

Man so I stopped at the local Play n Trade because I saw they had some 3DO games last time but to my bad luck, someone cleaned them out already. Oh well guess I was too late for that. I was also looking at ebay and the good games are hard to come by. I'll just have to keep an eye out for them. I know I'll eventually find some. Oh yeah one last thing, I finally made a new video and it's none other than Pokemon Stadium for the SNES!! Check it out at my Youtube page on the links section to the right! har har har!

July 12, 2009

Finds 085: 3DO Console and more games!

Well today was a very bad day to go hunting because of the weather but nevertheless, I still went out and came out with some neat finds. The ace of this hunt was probably the 3DO which wasn't reading the discs when I got it but then I had to open it up and clean it from the inside to help it make work. It turned out that it had lots of dust inside and the lenses were dirty. After a little tweaking, the console was working 100 percent so it was worth the 20 bucks! WOOOTTT! Any recommendations to 3DO games?

Testing the 3DO out with cover off.

WOOOTTT it works! it's alive!!! har har har

So here is the 3DO put back together. Looks better like that.

Got these guides for a dollar.

paid two dollars for each of these.

Paid 5 bucks for Super C!

Got this one for 5 bucks too.

Got these n64 games for 2 dollars each.

Got this SNES controller for 2 bucks.

So finally I went to play n trade and got these games for four bucks each.

July 11, 2009

Finds 084: Gameboy SP but not + :(

So this is my third SP with no + I guess I'll have to try again. One day I'll have an SP is a photo that shows them off with no SP + feature sob sob...


July 10, 2009

Finds 083: A couple of gameboy titles

Just picked up these two puzzle games! Nothing that special but I'm addicted to Dr.Mario already!!


I got glasses

Yeah I think it was wayyyy overdue but I finally got prescription eye glasses. I was practically going blind and had to squint to look at certain objects. It was horrible! I know I may look like a geek but aren't I one already anyways? I mean look at my blog! Anyways, that's all for now!

July 08, 2009

Finally working on some new videos!

So I have finally decided to start making new videos including one of me playing the Pokemon Stadium for the SNES. It should interest some of you I think. Anyways, I'll also be doing some more Famicom videos continuing where I left off. I also got my laptop to max ram so the videos should come out a lot better. If you checked some of my earlier videos, the sound was a little slow and the games would slow down during recording....that sucked!

July 07, 2009

Finds 082: Killer Finds! Sega Genesis/Sega CD/32x combos!

Wow what a great day at the thrift store! I ended up buying a bunch of games at cheap prices but most of all a genesis that looked like it only had a sega cd in it but with a mountain of cables on top of it, it looked like it had more and it did. I ended up putting together a Sega genesis with sega cd add on and 32x add on! I never had a 32x so I'm pretty excited! I'm also glad I only paid 12 dollars for it. Here is a photo of the Genesis before I broke off all the tape and bags.

I know it brought a sega cd but what else.

Alright so here are the games I got today. All of them except the gameboy ones were 95 cents each, for some reason they charge more for the gameboy games over there.....

I finally unpacked it and hooked it up. I'm going to need an extra extension cable to play the 32x cd games I got wuttt!!

My first Sega CD 32x games!

Some Sega CD games!

Awesome PS1 titles!!!

Picked up some awesome Genesis titles!

Can't beat these gameboy games! They are a lot of fun!

That's about it, I'm currently having a hell of a great time with these new finds! WOOOOOOTTTTT!!!!
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