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Ah, Illusion of Gaia...  I remember that game had these red gems in it, and I don't think I ever got all of them (49/50).  I also never got around to playing Terranigma, which I first found out about when I first got into SNES emulation in 97...which means that SNES emulation has now been around for longer than the time between the SNES first being created and a viable emulator existing.

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I filled in a rather sizable gap in my Genesis collection today with an absolutely pristine copy of....

 

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I also picked a complete in box copy of Super Star Wars in fantastic condition, a copy of F-Zero on the SNES and the Retrobit R-Type Collectors Edition which packages Super R-Type and R-Type III in a single cart with a load of goodies!

 

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My modded DCHDMI Dreamcast arrived today!

 

Heres some pictures of the work done to it by Ben Fong over @iFixRetro..

 

DCHDMI board and ribbon install:

 

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The mini-HDMI case mod in progress:

 

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Finally, I had him install a new battery holder to easily swap out batteries when they run out (i.e. no more redoing the time every power cycle) and also a new self healing fuse that will prevent the controller board from frying if a controller is plugged in or out while the system is powered on:

 

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Cost of the DCHDMI kIt: $150

Cost of the mod work with shipping: $130

Total cost: $280

Dreamcast games upscaled to 1080p with pure digital video/audio: Priceless.

 

 

 

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A smattering of screenshots taken off of the TV. This is an incredible mod! Not just for the video but the pure digital audio sounds amazing.  

 

 

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Terraonion announces the Mega SD. The ultimate Sega flash cart!

 

 

It’s up for preorder at $260. I put my order in!:)

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A friend of ours just gave me a few large boxes of NES, SNES, GC, wii, Wii U, Ps2, and Xbox 360 games (and a wii system and snes) to do with as I please (he has more, just need to find the ). NES/SNES are pretty beat up, rest looks in good shape. Going to go through them all tomorrow.

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Back from the beach and enjoyed some pickups while there and in the past week or so.  Retro mixed in with some new stuff.

 

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Even with the guide I have yet to get a perfect on that one. I have yet to find one with perfect timings. One or two always seem to be off a bit. 

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Filled some Genesis library gaps today and a few other missing “duh” games on the 360.

 

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Deep-Pocketed Collectors Are Fueling A Retro Game Gold Rush

 

Article on collectors spending big money on sealed retro games.

 

You know, when you're spending $30,000 on one of the most common NES games (Super Mario) just because it's sealed and in good condition, that might mean that things have maybe gone too far. Yes, it's rare, but I don't think I would personally get much joy out of that. I get spending money of a game like Stadium Events that is extremely rare, I even understand the appeal of sealed toys (somewhat) and I would get a little bit of a thrill seeing this in a museum or something, but owning would seem pointless.

 

But I guess I also don't understand what it would be like to even have the ability to spend $30,000 on a single item simply because it is collectible. 

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Yeah. I went with Romier shopping over the weekend and bought Virtua Tennis and Ready to Rumble for Dreamcast for around $23 total. That’s as baller as I get :)  

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The sealed game craze and especially those with ratings are absurd and nothing I will ever have interest in. It’s just silly if you ask me. I buy games to play them. On that note, I sold off a preorder soundtrack I had from years ago for a game called Rule of Rose on the PS2 for about $200. I used the money to buy the actual game (which is one of the hardest to find PS2 titles out there). I actually bought the game when it originally released and stupidly traded it in then. I wasn’t a big fan of it back then but it’s story always intrigued me and I regretted getting rid of if.

 

That mistake has been corrected. Now I need to find a copy of Kuon on the PS2 for a good price and I’ll have the full slate of “hard to find” PS2 horror titles for my collection (I’ll post a pic of the set here shortly).

 

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The high priced horror row.....06BB433E-D03C-4F8E-B35D-39BA3721C6DA.jpeg

 

More horror on PS2...

 

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.....and the precious with the extensive making of documentary.

 

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I have the second Obscure on the Xbox as well and I really want the first game on the Xbox over the PS2 but it’s also in that pricey column. I’ll add it to the list alongside Kuon.

 

The PS2 really was an incredible console.

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Hmm, I wonder if I have my copy of all the Fatal Frames lying around. I had a copy of Haunting Ground that I sold years ago for a serious amount of cash :).

 

i can only imagine it’s even more ridiculous now...

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I have the first two Fatal Frames on the Xbox.

 

Haunting Ground sells in the $150-$180 range these days.

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Yeah, I think I got $75 for it, which was quite fine considering I paid about $20 for it.

 

I do routinely kick myself for not scooping up the $10 copies of Rule of Rose and Suikoden II that used to haunt the local grocery chain when they did games :P

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On 8/14/2019 at 9:54 PM, Romier S said:

Haunting Ground sells in the $150-$180 range these days.

 

Glad I never sold my copy!

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Found this cheap today and it’s in need of a bit of rescuing with the label on the label and someone marking a P on it for some ungodly reason. Goo Gone and a little (gentle) 99% IPA to the rescue.

 

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After:

 

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7 minutes ago, Angel P said:

Holy shit, is that the same label?

 

Yep. Same with a bit of restoration love.

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It’s nice to come back from a work trip to find some Retro goodness waiting for me. Even if it took Terraonion a damned month to ship the thing.

 

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A match made in heaven:

 

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The entire Sega/Mega-CD library at my fingertips along with the whole Genesis, Sega Master System, Game Gear and Colecovision libraries between the two FPGA devices providing original hardware accuracy. It’s an amazing time to be a retro gamer.

 

If you want to get a deep dive on the Mega SD, go here:

 

 

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