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LeeJ07

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    LeeJ07 reacted to kamakazi20012 in Thrift Store Finds   
    N64 is a great console for it's time and still holds up well today.  The last cartridge-based console.  I personally never played Super Smash Bros. yet but do remember losing most of my early 20's playing Rush 2, F-Zero X, and most titles by Rare.  I eventually grabbed Super Mario 64 which is really good but, alas, all that got traded off years ago.  I now have another N64 with expansion pak and two games...both of which I never had before.  Dr Mario 64 and Star Wars Rogue Squadron.  Both are fun games but I do miss those N64 racing games.  
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from RickR in Thrift Store Finds   
    So, Dad and I were out in town running an errand, when we spotted a thrift store we'd never seen before. (I'm assuming it must be fairly new.)
    Went in, didn't find much at first. I was looking for video games, only found a couple PS2 titles, some old PC games, and one single PSP game. Also found a USB floppy disk drive from Sony, which I snapped up.
    Anyway, we were about to leave, and I'd brought everything to the counter, when I suddenly remembered I hadn't checked the toy section. I go over to the toy shelf, spotted FIVE Easy Bake Ovens (jeez), and was about to go back to the counter, when I looked down at the floor.
    There it was... A NINTENDO 64. I couldn't believe my eyes! I grabbed it up, ran to the two cashiers, who was ringing up my other stuff, and said, "This, too! I gotta have it!" The younger cashier and I talked about Goldeneye and Mario Kart.
    The N64 cost a grand total of $4, included the power brick, AND IT WORKS.
    Now I just need a controller.


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    LeeJ07 reacted to jmjustin6 in Show Off Your Successful Trades!   
    Got this in the mail today! Thanks to rockyraccoon. This thing works great and I cant wait to play some of the greats on this thing. 
    First things first though I need to hunt down a battery cover

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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    So, Dad and I were out in town running an errand, when we spotted a thrift store we'd never seen before. (I'm assuming it must be fairly new.)
    Went in, didn't find much at first. I was looking for video games, only found a couple PS2 titles, some old PC games, and one single PSP game. Also found a USB floppy disk drive from Sony, which I snapped up.
    Anyway, we were about to leave, and I'd brought everything to the counter, when I suddenly remembered I hadn't checked the toy section. I go over to the toy shelf, spotted FIVE Easy Bake Ovens (jeez), and was about to go back to the counter, when I looked down at the floor.
    There it was... A NINTENDO 64. I couldn't believe my eyes! I grabbed it up, ran to the two cashiers, who was ringing up my other stuff, and said, "This, too! I gotta have it!" The younger cashier and I talked about Goldeneye and Mario Kart.
    The N64 cost a grand total of $4, included the power brick, AND IT WORKS.
    Now I just need a controller.


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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from StormSurge in Storm's Stuff Giveaway 2 - Electric Boogaloo   
    Dammit... I missed this... And I'm really upset, too.
    I heven't been online in a couple weeks because Mom was in the hospital.
    *sighhhhh* 
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from Justin in Post Your Pictures - Intellivsion Collections   
    I suppose there isn't any way to tell without taking it apart, something I don't do with my consoles anymore.
    Good to know, though, because I'd like to get a System Changer in the future.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from Atari Creep in Was Kenner planing a video game console????   
    Bear in mind, too, that in 1981 Kenner was also still knee deep in their lucrative licensing deal to produce Star Wars toys. 
    It's entirely possible that some higher up at the company was looking for some way to expand their Star Wars license. I guarantee had this made it to market Star Wars games would've been slapped all over it.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from Justin in Was Kenner planing a video game console????   
    Bear in mind, too, that in 1981 Kenner was also still knee deep in their lucrative licensing deal to produce Star Wars toys. 
    It's entirely possible that some higher up at the company was looking for some way to expand their Star Wars license. I guarantee had this made it to market Star Wars games would've been slapped all over it.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from Justin in Looks like Sega might have dropped AtGames   
    About damn time, if you ask me. I made the mistake of getting an ATGames Genesis console. From what I later learned, the sound quality is completely screwed up.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from RickR in Keep or sell super valuable games?   
    While I don't have any valuable games, I HAVE been in this kind of position with another type of collectible.
    I like to collect a variety of things besides video games. (In fact, I probably collect too many things, but that's another story...)
    I'm an avid reader, and I like to collect antique books. Quite a few years ago I got my hands on an interesting old book called "Ver Beck's Book of Bears." Now, I didn't think too much about it. It had really nice illustrations, was a pretty old book, but didn't seem too special.
    A few years ago, though, I got curious and decided to look it up online. Low and behold it turned out to be an exceedingly rare volume worth up to $400 or more. That's a good deal of money for a book. I like it far too much to sell, though. It has more value to me than the money.
    I imagine if I found any truly rare, valuable video games, it would be a similar case, and depend entirely on whether I like the game more than the money.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Let's Imagine a World Without Emulation   
    I have no shame at all when I say I've downloaded roms off the internet. If that makes me a thief, so be it. At least I'm a thief who's actually enjoying myself. 
    I downloaded roms of the entire Wii Virtual Console library when I learned the WiiShop was closing. No shame. My only problem is I hate playing classic console games on a computer with a keyboard. It's a right pain in the neck.
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    LeeJ07 reacted to MaximumRD in Let's Imagine a World Without Emulation   
    Well done and good points made! 
     
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Black Friday 2018 dealz   
    I got Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Kirby Star Allies for the Switch both for $35 at Walmart.
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    LeeJ07 reacted to RadioPoultry in Thrift Store Finds   
    I found this at Goodwill earlier this month, still sealed:
     

     
    After putting it together, I found it came with this Flappy Bird game already installed:
     

    It uses an Arduino Uno microcontroller, which I wasn't familiar with before, but I'm enjoying programming for it. I was hoping to also find some coding projects for this particular kit online, but pretty much all I've found so far are the example projects provided by the company. Right now I'm working on a program inspired by an Apple II game I used to play called "Caverns of Callisto". The 8x8 screen is a bit of a limitation, but that's not about to stop me!
     
     
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from Justin in Pep Boys sold video games?   
    Dude, I think in the '70s and early '80s, just about everybody started selling video games.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from RadioPoultry in Thrift Store Finds   
    As promised, here is a picture of my great find from earlier today.
     
    It's a Coleco Telstar Classic Pong console, CIB, with instruction manual and original power cord. I got the whole thing for just $20.
    This is the first Pong Console in my collection.
    No idea yet if it actually works, though.

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    LeeJ07 reacted to jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    Nice! Love me a good pong console. The box looks to be in pretty good shape too
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    LeeJ07 reacted to RickR in Pep Boys sold video games?   
    Lee is right, but it sure is nuts to see something like Pep Boys. 
     
    I remember games being sold at the grocery store!  Waremart in Portland, OR.  They had a glass case.
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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    As promised, here is a picture of my great find from earlier today.
     
    It's a Coleco Telstar Classic Pong console, CIB, with instruction manual and original power cord. I got the whole thing for just $20.
    This is the first Pong Console in my collection.
    No idea yet if it actually works, though.

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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from chas10e in Thrift Store Finds   
    As promised, here is a picture of my great find from earlier today.
     
    It's a Coleco Telstar Classic Pong console, CIB, with instruction manual and original power cord. I got the whole thing for just $20.
    This is the first Pong Console in my collection.
    No idea yet if it actually works, though.

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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from RickR in Thrift Store Finds   
    Not Goodwill. This is my modest haul from today's citywide garage sale.
     
    DK Bongos for the Gamecube, Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360, and Jade Empire for the Xbox.
     
    The white computer-like device on the left is a V-Tech Smart Start Speller from the mid to late '80s. I especially like that faux floppy disk drive it has.
    The black thing on the right that looks like a calculator is a Unisonic 21 "Jimmy the Greek" Blackjack game/calculator, from 1977. As the picture shows, it still mostly works, but some of the keys appear to be broken. I believe it's now the oldest handheld in my collection.

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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from RickR in Thrift Store Finds   
    As promised, here is a picture of my great find from earlier today.
     
    It's a Coleco Telstar Classic Pong console, CIB, with instruction manual and original power cord. I got the whole thing for just $20.
    This is the first Pong Console in my collection.
    No idea yet if it actually works, though.

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    LeeJ07 reacted to Kid A in Pep Boys sold video games?   
    So I was going through my collection the other day doing some reorganization and I came across my copy of Defender for the Atari 2600 and it realized I had the price sticker on it and the price sticker that says Pep Boys on it. I had no idea that they sold video games at pep boys!
     


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    LeeJ07 got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    Not Goodwill. This is my modest haul from today's citywide garage sale.
     
    DK Bongos for the Gamecube, Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360, and Jade Empire for the Xbox.
     
    The white computer-like device on the left is a V-Tech Smart Start Speller from the mid to late '80s. I especially like that faux floppy disk drive it has.
    The black thing on the right that looks like a calculator is a Unisonic 21 "Jimmy the Greek" Blackjack game/calculator, from 1977. As the picture shows, it still mostly works, but some of the keys appear to be broken. I believe it's now the oldest handheld in my collection.

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    LeeJ07 reacted to jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    Forgot to post this but about 2 weeks ago I found this Uforce at goodwill for $5!

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