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#1381 TiKi2

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:38 AM

Atari, NES , SNES , Genesis , N64 , PS1, XBOX, PS2 , XBOX 360.
My favortite console is actually XBOX with SNES in second, too young for atari we had it till it got stolen, not long.
I still got the box for Doom that I bought for the SNES.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:54 AM

PC(since I was 3)->PS2->Every current gen other than Vita (so far)

Though my friends had NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Gear. Only two friends bought an N64, so I played that like twice until I bought a few from yard sales. One had a Virtual Boy, but I only played that like once.

#1383 AllFrankedUp

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:33 AM

Here's my console evolution.

Atari>NES>SNES>GameGear>Saturn>PS1>N64>Dreamcast>PS2>PS3


I did go back and pick up a Sega Genesis in between the Dreamcast and PS2.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

yep, and its sad, to a point.

How so?

Even with lackluster graphics, the N64 has some excellent games in its library. Hell, the standard it set for Wrestling games still hasn't been topped to this day. Remakes are all well and good, but you can't top the original game on the original system.
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#1385 Obiwan456

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:46 AM

It is about $30-$40 cart only.


Of course it is. And I sold it to a local game store for $5. Oh well, I guess I didn't have to hassle with ebay? Anyway, I still can't complain, because the lot I bought that in had one other game that I promise I will take pictures of tomorrow which totally makes up for it.

#1386 Artrigis

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:09 AM

Favorite systems..
Xbox 360 > DS Lite > PS1 > N64

First system I had as a kid was PS1, we spent a LOT LOT on video games. At one point we had I think 100 games. All the fun kid ones, along with the good RPG's.
N64 I liked, but didn't actually get too many games for it for whatever reason. Smash bros was a lot of fun.
Got myself a DS lite 2 years ago and an Acekard.. yay free games?
Xbox 360 I got about 15 months ago, and thanks to CAG and SD I know how to get cheap games for it, along with free MSP for download games. Ive probably gotten at least 30k MSP all free

#1387 ex_eBay_buyer

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

For me it's been:

PS1 (I had the one with the screen attached :D)--> Game Boy Color --> Gamecube --> DS Lite --> PS3
Yard-Saleing is a SPORT.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:06 PM

For me it's been:

PS1 (I had the one with the screen attached :D)--> Game Boy Color --> Gamecube --> DS Lite --> PS3


Jeez, how old are you ;)

#1389 elessar123

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:59 PM

Got myself a DS lite 2 years ago and an Acekard.. yay free games?


Mhmm.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

I just sold that Die Hard game with the manual for $100( came with a NES bundle for $15 )......... holy f***

I did play it for a few hours before I sold it. It found it VERY hard but it's a really cool game. Much more different than many games back then.

#1391 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

For me it's been:

PS1 (I had the one with the screen attached :D)--> Game Boy Color --> Gamecube --> DS Lite --> PS3


Interesting sequence there, I haven't seen too many people jumping from Playstation to Nintendo and then back to Playstation.

For me it was more like NES -> SNES / Gameboy -> PS1 / Dreamcast -> PS2 / PC. Only recently have I been able to backfill with gamecube, gba, and ds.

I'll never forget renting Dragon Warrior games for the NES though, back when there was such a thing as independent video stores...
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#1392 TheHeef

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:36 AM

Let's see...

Started with Atari, then Nintendo, SNES/Genesis, PS1, PS2, Wii, 360. And that's before getting in the resale business.

Had a Game Boy grey, too, but that was it for handhelds.

I take from this that everyone else is having about as bad of luck as I've been having? Boy, this heat sucks.

#1393 TiKi2

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:49 AM

^ Dude it's been raining here every weekend for the last 3 months. It seems as though every saturday I drive back home in the rain. Sunday's are better though.

#1394 ex_eBay_buyer

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:17 AM

Interesting sequence there, I haven't seen too many people jumping from Playstation to Nintendo and then back to Playstation.


Yeah, I guess I just didn't care about the brand or sticking with 1 brand when I was younger. I just picked whatever system I thought was coolest for each gen.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:42 AM

I went:

NES > SNES > N64 > Dreamcast > GameCube > PS2 > 360 > PS3 > Wii > PSP

#1396 uiengineer

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:48 AM

this thread has derailed.

#1397 Artrigis

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:09 AM

Oh was this supposed to be order of systems we got? Okay time to go again!

PS1, gameboy pocket, gameboy color, n64, gameboy advance, PC, upgraded PC, wii, ds lite, xbox 360.

Now that I got into reselling I picked these up too: gameboy advance sp, gamecube, n64, nes

#1398 TiKi2

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

this thread has derailed.


I like turtles.

#1399 Shaq-Funaki

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:34 AM

I like turtles.


I like Ninja Turtles

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#1400 elessar123

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:35 AM

I like Ninja Turtles


I like Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

I like Ninja Turtles, too. In fact, it got my summer off to a good start when I found TMNT II for the NES at a yard sale for a buck.

And we're back.

#1402 AugustAPC

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

TMNT is my favorite IP ever.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

So far it's looking like a fail on the yard sale front. I do have the chance to go look on Friday this week, so hope to find something.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:01 AM

Mine goes something like . . .

2600 > Colecovision > College > Drinking > Sex > Graduate School > Marriage > SNES > N64 > PS2/GameCube/Xbox > Wii/PS3/360

#1405 TheHelix

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:39 AM

I can't see myself going to grad school lol

#1406 Artrigis

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:10 AM

Sorry if it feels like im rubbing it in your nose's guys, just was really excited lol.

So heres the lot, I got everything here for $21, except dungeon master and golden eye which I got $2 each at separate sales.

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So all snes games are complete except for the asciipad with no manual. Went to an individual sale that advertised video games, was there 30 min early.
Didn't see them out so asked, they brough out a big tub full of these games, 2 CiB original gameboys with box / manuals, and a dreamcast with 2 controllers, no hookups. They wanted 15 for each gameboy, so didn't get them. Dreamcast I didn't want incomplete.
Offered $15 initially for the game lot and they accepted, but then another family member jumped in and said at least $1 each for $21 so I happily accepted that offer.

Edit: With the value of these games, and two weeks in a row of finding good snes games. I need to buy myself a console to test these games out. I've never seen a snes in the wild, what is my best bet? One of those FC twin turbo systems?


I've had this posted on Craigslist for awhile in a large SNES bundle. Everything in the pics except for the gameboy, n64 stuff.

Mostly resellers offering me $100 and laughing at me when I tell them I know they are worth a lot more than that. But got an offer today that I accepted.

A collector offered $200, I figured if hes the type of person to spend $200 on some boxed games, he would probably be a yardsailer and have a spare SNES lying around. Sure enough he had one, with all hookups and 2 controllers.

So $200 + the snes for those games. I am happy with that.. do you think I did alright?

#1407 TiKi2

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:24 AM

^ I don't know how you were able to squeeze out $200 and SNES out of that.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:25 AM

Mine goes something like . . .

2600 > Colecovision > College > Drugs > Sex > Graduate School > Marriage > SNES > N64 > PS2/GameCube/Xbox > Wii/PS3/360


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#1409 sevenfold

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:32 AM

^ I don't know how you were able to squeeze out $200 and SNES out of that.


Eh, the Mario RPG cart and Turtles in Time alone are worth ~$100. There's over $200 value there for sure but he did luck out getting full value in a lot rather than having to get rid of each thing individually.

#1410 Artrigis

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:50 AM

Yeah, 40 for mario RPG, 50 for turtles in time. 35 game genie, 25 mario kart, 25 donkey kong country, 40 asciipad. Thats 215 right there not counting the other games. I don't think he is getting a bad deal at all personally.