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Newness: Call of Duty: Black Ops

/ 8 years ago

I need to make a post about this though I have yet to play it which pains me. The new COD game is out if you didn’t know (sarcasm anyone?) and they released 3 different editions of the game. Why not! Why spend $59.99 on a game when you can spend more than double on the game and an RC car!!! On to the breakdown!



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Regular Edition
Posted by: wrestlerlink80
Might as well start with the one most frugal folks are getting. I barely ever buy anything other than the regular editions. I am a GAMER, I want to play the GAME! This edition come with the game. Yup, it comes with the game.



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition
Posted by: jeffreybconaway
Hardened edition. For those that want to waste money, but not get anything for the extra money. What “extra” do you get? The game comes in a metal case (like ALL special editions… I want to know when this gimmick is going to get old), a medal with display case (I don’t need this for any reason whatsoever), four exclusive co-op levels (one of the only things I would be interested in), and an Xbox Live of PSN Network Avatar outfit! Oh boy! An extra $20 for some co-op maps that will probably be released in a pack in a few months with some others for $15? I think I’ll pass on Hardened…



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition
Posted by: buy
Prestige Edition, the big daddy, the bank breaker! Retailing at $149.99, which will buy you 2 new games and $30 worth of Microsoft or PSN points this beast comes with the above mentioned Hardened Edition stuff as well as… A remote controlled track with a camera built in? Yeah… I thought the COD that came with the night vision goggles was a pretty cool idea but I don’t know what I think of this. I can’t see anyone using this RC car past one or two full battery charges which would only last about 10 minutes. I would rather pass on the RC car and get another game with the extra cash.


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You probably owned an “illegal” Nintendo game and didn’t know it…

/ 8 years ago

You remember good old NES Carts? Those grey beauties just sitting there in a few old shoe boxes, gold top of a Zelda cart sticking out like a soar thumb… But wait, there is a BLACK cartridge, and it’s shaped weird… “Rolling Thunder” eh? What is with this?

Yeah, I used to have Rolling Thunder and just knew it was in a different case than Nintendo games. I thought it was cool and different back in the day. What I now know is that Tengen, the company that put these out did not like Nintendo’s “guidelines” for how many titles they were allowed to release so guess what? They said SCREW YOU to Nintendo, hacked the block out chip, and released the unlicensed games themselves! Nintendo was pissed and the case was taken to court and Nintendo won.

Full info at  the Wiki.

Before the lawsuit, Tengen had only released 3 titles in the legal / licensed way and then unlicensed versions of them after they told Nintendo to screw themselves.

I have posted 2 of the 3 licensed vs unlicensed titles below for some examples.


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Unlicensed version of Pac-Man
Posted by: konggames


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Licensed version of Pac-Man
Posted by: cjmarq2345


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Unlicensed version of Gauntlet
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Licensed version of Gauntlet
Posted by: lucrative-gaming

You can see in comparing them that the big difference is the cart color / shape. The one that is not so obvious is that the black carts are missing this…

Also, I decided to list 2 of my favorite Tengen games that were never released as licensed version, yet tons of people had them in their collections…


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Rolling Thunder – If you have never played this, PLAY IT! They need an XBLA / PSN re-vamp of this game!
Posted by: puckuluck


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TOOBIN’ – Toobin’ was a fun, mindless game. Really fun in the arcade.
Posted by: sosafan2

I know there are other companies that put out unlicensed Nintendo games back in the day (which I may touch on in the future) but this is probably the most known.


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New Release – Dead Rising 2

/ 8 years ago

Zombie lovers rejoice! Dead Rising 2 is here! Now all I hope is that this one has readable text and a better save system that doesn’t leave you screwed if you save at the wrong time such as I did. Now onto the special editions!

Outbreak Edition – This looks to be a European or maybe just Australian special edition which includes the game (PAL Version), 12” Fully Articulated Zombie Figurine, Sports Fan Theme Pack (whatever that is), Tape It Or Die Catalogue (your very own guide to making household objects into zombie killing combo weapons), Dead Rising Sun (full length Zombie movie, set in the world of Dead Rising) and The making of Dead Rising 2. Seems like a pretty sweet collection, but not for the price. Not even close.

High Stakes Edition – This one is for the High Rollers out there, the big daddy of collectors editions! The High Stakes Edition is pretty damn sick looking and comes with the following: Dead Rising 2 game (of course), Poker Set in a black high-impact case sporting the Fortune City Logo, Fortune City Visitor Map, Terror Is Reality XVII admission ticket with redemption code for the unique ‘Psycho’ costume, and The chance at discovering the ‘Golden’ Terror Is Reality XVII admission ticket which only ONE of the DR2 High Stakes Edition will have this which is redeemable for a 6 inch figure. Why this doesn’t include the video like the AUS version is beyond me.

Zombrex Edition – Here is the regular collectors edition. Typical metal case but this has a few extras: DR2 game, steel case, Making of disc, Zombrex syringe pen (the coolest item in the set), Zombrex prescription notepad, Zombrex safety card, Zombrex sales brochure, XMB dynamic theme, and DR2 Hardcover art book. Pretty decent for the “low end” collectors edition.

And as a “bonus” item, I thought I would throw this one up. It is an auction for the jacket as seen on the main character in the game. This one is listed as a “Private Auction” for one person so I wouldn’t suggest bidding, but still a cool item to check out.


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This is a triumph…

/ 8 years ago

What could overshadow the release of Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 on one disc for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC? Introducing a “little” thrown in bonus title called PORTAL! This game is incredible and one of the most unique games to come out in recent years. When I describe Portal to people that don’t know, I say it is a “first person puzzle game” and then need to explain what that means. The basics of the game are the portal guns. Shoot a blue portal in one spot, shoot a orange portal in another spot and walk right thru from one to the other. Speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out!

Here it is, and nice and CHEAP! As of the posting of this auction this was only $2.99 including the shipping costs. If you don’t have this game, GET IT! I have the stand alone version of Portal thru Xbox Live which has a couple extras.

Feeling a bit dressy? Need a companion to the prom? Look no further than the Companion Cube Cufflinks! Your love cannot be separated!

Does your lady friend (you have a lady friend?) want to match your excellent cufflinks? Companion Cube Earrings are the way to go!

Ok, I am posting this one up as a warning… Why do people actually buy stuff off of eBay for more than the official site is selling it for? This auction lists this plush Companion Cube for $49.99 plus $7.99 shipping (total being $57.98) where as Valve.com has it for $29.95 plus $10.00 shipping (total being $39.95). I don’t get when people don’t check official sites first but to each their own! I just know I would rather buy from the source, especially at a lower price.

Some nice vinyl stickers. I know a TON of people make TONS of these on eBay, but I really dig the Cube and the Cake Love / Lies combo. Would look nice on opposite ends of my 91 Olds rear window.

This is NOT the same PORTAL but is actually an old Commodore 64 “game” that came out. I say “game” because by the sound of it, this “Portal” is more of a computer novel than a game.  Here is some info about the game but it basically sounds like they mixed on screen text stories with some text adventure style gaming from the days of old. Thought it would be a funny one to throw up on this celebration of portal.

and no celebration would be complete without cake!

***end celebration***


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UUDDLRLRAB-START

/ 8 years ago

Or SELECT START for 2 player!

30 lives! If there is any one code that gamers know, it is this one! I always had a hard time with getting the timing right on this back in the day but would not stop until I had my 30 guys. Why? Because the game is hard, even with the 30 lives on my side.

This is one arcade unit I would LOVE to have! I could see hoping on this quite often to kill a few minutes that turn into hours. Don’t need “30 lives” when you can keep popping in quarters.

This cart might be of interest to collectors but other than that, not so much. I would imagine that since it is a “Demo Cart” it is either

A) Only a level or 2

or

B) Has a time limit.

I have never played this game but it looks like it could be decent. They are also remaking it for XBLA, so it can’t be too bad.

This one I found interesting because I had never heard of the system. This is Contra for the MSX 2, a “system” that was backed by Microsoft in the mid 80’s that was more of a computer than a system.

And here is the system! Quite an ugly old bitch! Oh, the history of computers and video games…


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Fantasy? Finally!

/ 8 years ago

Time to post up some items from what is arguably one of the biggest RPGs in the video game world. Final Fantasy! Now, I can say I have never beat a whole FF game but I can’t even begin to think of how many hours I put into FF7 for the Playstation. I would get home from school and turn it right on. Here are some cool items I found for FF! A lot of cosplay stuff is available for the series which doesn’t surprise me…

A full size replica of the Gunblade from Final Fantasy XIII. This may be a full size replica but… It doesn’t turn into the sword. But, you are in luck because…

A full size replica of the Gunblade SWORD from Final Fantasy XIII! Yeah, I guess they couldn’t figure out a way to make one that would transform. Either that, or they just wanted to sell the same item twice!

This is a rare item indeed! Only 50 were made for a Nintendo Power contest back in the day and it was for the OG Final Fantasy which makes it even more rare since it was back in the “old school” days.

Here is some wording from the listing: “This awesome collectable is a must-have for the serious collector and Final Fantasy enthusiast. Only 50 Final Fantasy crystal orbs were made and distributed worldwide (Nintendo Power said the mold was broken after making the orbs). It is made of solid lead crystal. The crystal orb is etched with the legend ‘Final Fantasy’; a shield with a crossed axe and sword are etched above. This can be viewed when looking through the crystal orb. The orb has been signed by the artist, Kusak.”

Check out the rest of the pictures of the orb HERE.

Final Fantasy XII Judge Master Gabranth statue. Thing looks impressive! They had up full scale Gabranth mask, but I like the figure more. Reminds me of some Boris Vallejo artwork.

A full set of Final Fantasy figures released by Square Soft back in 1997. The person that posted this up stated it took them 5 years to piece this whole set together and I wouldn’t doubt it! There were also only 3000 of each made so take that into consideration and all the people that only bought a few hear and there, the amount of full sets in anyone’s collection must be pretty low.


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Warning: Biohazard

/ 8 years ago

Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan) has some of the best merchandise / collectible stuff out there for any video game in my opinion. It is also one of my all time favorite video game series so I decided to make a post on some rare / interesting items I have found.

A Resident Evil first aid kit may come in handy if the zombies actually ever do come for us. I like everything in this auction! It is just full of AWESOME and I know I will be saying this a lot but Japanese gamers get the coolest stuff. This kit was actually a prize that people could win playing a Biohazard Pachinko Slot Machine!

How awesome is that! Unfortunatly, I could not find one for sale. 😉

These keys right here should be familiar to any old school RE fan. These are full scale reproductions (can you say “reproduction” if the item’s were never real in the first place?) of the mansion keys used in the original Resident Evil. They actually made 4 different keys and only gave away 1 key to each person that attended the 1996 Tokyo Game Show so to get all 4 was nearly imposible. Said to be the rarest RE collectible, even seeing 2 of them posted up is a hard thing to find.

Movie props! Premiere Collectibles, one of the biggest prop sellers on ebay always get their hands on the Resident Evil movie props. They have a ton of them posted up right here at Premiere Props. This one is my favorite of what is posted up now thought I am usually more of a sucker for any of the props with the Umbrella logo on them.

If a gun is used in a Resident Evil (or to be more specific, BIOHAZARD) game then they have made an Airsoft gun replica and alot of them are licensed by Capcom. Not too many games that I know of have a line of guns! Of course, as always, all the cool stuff has to be kept from us via the great blue sea. Damn you again Japan, you luck bastards!

I will close with a rant:

Another RED SYSTEM!!! WTF!!! Ok, Dreamcast puts out their rare RE version of the Dreamcast system which was the regular Dreamcast, but RED. Then I hear that a limited editions Resident Evil Xbox 360 is in the works and I got excited and guess what? They did it AGAIN! Yeah, let’s paint the system red! Wanna add a zombie on it or at least a cool RE logo? NAAAAHH! Let’s just make it RED!!! Making a red system does not make it a RE system. I guess Virtual Boy was the Resident Evil edition.
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The MAN in blue…

/ 8 years ago

My favorite video game character (other than Mario) has to be Mega Man! The tiny little blue powerhouse that steals the powers from his defeated enemies. Such an awesome character trait that I am sure it inspired Mortal Kombat’s Shang Tsung’s “Soul Stealing” power. I had always rocked some Rock Man all the way from NES to the XBLA Arcade titles and I am excited about Mega Man Universe (see further into the post for details).

PC Mega Man??? Yeah, I did not know that Mega Man 1 came out for the PC. In fact, it didn’t. This is a real Mega Man game, but is not a port of the NES classic. I have never played it but read it is pretty bad. They also released a similar type of title for Mega Man 3 for the PC but skipped making a horrible Mega Man 2 for some reason.

What post could be complete without a lot of some sort! This one is of the OG 6 with boxes. The price isn’t that bad (for now) seeing as they are all in the boxes.

I posted this one up because I had never seen this piece of artwork for Mega Man 3. That is because it is the Australian release. Looks QUITE a bit different than the US version. I don’t know which one I dig more.

MEGA MAN! MEGA MAN! Chant it from the “bleachers” with this Foam Mega Buster! Given out at San Diego Comic Con 2010 to promote Mega Man Universe which is coming out for XBLA and PSN.

Here is a video for Mega Man universe showing game play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pptzMQvpQPQ

The full game also has a HUGE level builder which I am sure will be the big selling point of the game.

Check out Mega Man Universe info at: http://www.joystiq.com/game/mega-man-universe

Oddball:

What can I say? I like oddball eBay items! Here are a couple Mega Man ones I found and “like” so I thought I would post em’.

How perfect is this? “E” Energy Tank Energy Drink! PERFECT! The price? Not so much… Damn you Japan and all your awesome exclusives!

Ok, the Halo Cosplay outfit was actually cool looking but this? Really? Not that this would make it any less horrible but it doesn’t even have a helmet! It looks like a big blue Nutcracker costume.


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