Monday, 31 October 2016

7 days to thrift

I have gone a bit psp mad since modding one last week, Fine selection, Tekken dark resurrection, Burnout legends THUG2, Ridge racer 2, God of war Chains of olympus and Ape escape 2 all £1.99 each, If you have ever wanted to collect for the PSP now its the time rock bottom prices mostly all the games you will find in the wild. 

I used CEX Credit for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd and Silent hill Shattered memories until dawn was £12 in Cash generator and Resident Evil 1 was £6.99 In cash convertors, I have needed a copy of resi 1 on ps1 for ages, I still need Directors cut as well every time I have seen the standard version its has been £10+ So at £7 I was happy to pay it just to have in the collection.

I was pretty happy with the amount of horror themed games I was able to find, I always seem to find at least one or two horror games near halloween.

Since its is halloween A horror game recommendation, This is 7 Days to Die, Image minecraft meets Night of the living dead, The goal of the game is to fortifie a stronghold because every 7 nights the zombies horde on your location so you need to be prepared, To accomplish this there is a extensive crafting system in place to make all manner of things from traps reinforcements and weapons, The best thing about it is the split screen co-op, You can totally play this  with a friend making the impending doom all the more fun sharing the experience and the horror with a friend, The game finds its self a bad rap for not been very polished and full of bugs, It is very easy to look pass for the fun that is to be had.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

he was scanning the forza horizon

So This weeks thrift, Lots from CEX Credit again, Mario kart and Mario Party 5 and Street fighter V where all from trade, Mario Kart didn't Work, This is something to note that a lot of the mario kart double dash disc give you a Disc read error on Game Cube, Cex give me a credit note back for it aways. 

LOTR Battle for middle earth 2, I found two copy's for £2.99 Cex still sell for £6, It did used to go for more but has since has its servers closed so it is offline only now, £2 for Sega Classic collection and £2 for ridge racer 6, and die hard trilogy 2 was a ebay purchase £7.50, I could of got it cheaper but I accidentally bid £219 on it so it could of been worst, And street fighter anthology I paid £6 for in cash convertors the going rate is about £10.

Bunch of PS1 all £1 each Ridge Racer, Moto Racer world, tommi makinen rally, TOCA, F1 97.

Hexen was only £2.99 in cash convertors, Strange that is so cheap when mostly all the other games are overpriced in there ps1 section maybe that have twigged that no one is going to pay ebay prices but haven't bothered changing the prices on the older stuff on the shelf, I reckon its the case, Red faction Guerrilla A friend picked me up for 25p That's good thrift, And Forza horizon 3 more on that later.

So I had this beat up psp that I got in a box of other retro junk I bought of my nextdoor neighbor, I picked up some cheap replacement plugs off ebay, I tried to download some of my old games onto it, The PSP store doesn't work anymore you can not buy new games on it, You can still access your download list to redownload your games still on the store page but if you want new games you have to go thought the website.

Anyways Its with me finding all this out that I realized Next to non of the Games on my Download list for PS1 and PSP would not fix on the Only 512mb Memory stick duo that was inside it, So I looked into Emulators on the system, It is so easy to do now, If you need some detail you need 3 things CFW 6.61 that's the custom firmware and picodrive the mega drive emulator and the roms of course, There are plenty of youtube videos that talk you through it They will do a better job then any of my rambles so hit up a tutorial if you want to have a go.

I was totally surprised how easy it was, And for a PSP with crappy memory you can cramp about 500 roms on here and still have a bit of room for a few game saves on 512mb, Ideally I would like more space, But from a junky PSP to Emulation station in about 20min not bad, PSP still has its uses.

So Forza horizon 3, Makes the most die hard of sony fanboy go a bit softer on the xbox one owner they usually throw digs at all day, The reason why of course is because this is the finest open world arcade racing game ever made.

I have loved the horizon series since the first back in 2012 and the second game improved upon what was a fantastic formula, The 3rd game now set in australia with 300 cars and billion things to do this is everything great about forza and a whole bunch more.

The game plays fantastic it looks amazing and I need to not have a job so I can keep playing it for 12 hours straight, Yes I am complete sold on this game, I mite not even trade it in... For a few months Its that good.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wii on my wall

What a absolute blinder of a PS1 stash to find in the wild, This lot all came from beverly the other day visiting my mate, We hit the charity shops and this pile of PS1 games was sat on the shelf all for 50p each

London racer, iron Soldier 3, Rollcage, Ridge Racer revolution, Lego Racers, Driver 2, GTA 2 Ball blazer, Action man, Area 51, Army men air attack, V-Rally 2, Railroad tycoon 2, Rainbow six lone wolf.

Boom! I know there is nothing super rare but £7 for that lots awesome deal

And a few Stragglers to sweeten the deal, Sonic mega collection plus on xbox for 50p, Tekken 4 at £1.99, Simpsons game £1.50 and Lego batman 2 £1.50 and Harry potter Order of the phoenix for £1.50.

Picked up some Wii games £2.99 for Resi evil 4 and £3.99 for dead raising chop tell you drop, And Sega Classics collection for £2.19 GTA V guide was free my next door neigbor give me it, She also sold me all the PS3 games, She Got a sweet deal on a PS3 and a sack full of games for only £35, She passed the savings down to me picking out all the kid friendly games and selling me the rest of the bag for £20, That is awesome for me most of these will flesh out my PS3 collection, With the exception of Black ops 3, Fight Night Champion and Sims 3 that I will use to drum up some trade at CEX.

Last few Pick ups Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, That they Re-Released on 360 and PS3, £3.99 I paid, Cex still sell it for £25 Cash of £11 and Trade of £15.

Resonance of fate for £2.99, Cex still sell for £8, And Super Smash Bros Brawl that I paided a wopping £8 for, CEX price £12.

Reason I cough up so much for smash bros, I was looking for something that works well with my projector, That I have just recently hooked up and have on the go, I was thinking this mite not work with you having the wiimote sensor above or below the screen, But just putting the sensor of the the side still works great, Of course it is sort of strange at first with you pointing the wiimote to aside, But ones you see the crosshairs on the screen your brain takes over and sync the visual and movement together.

Smash bros was a good choice, I have tried a whole bunch of different consoles on this Standard definition Projector,  Never tried the wii thinking the controls would be a barrier, Of course that is a non issue with games that use the alternate control options so yeah I Think the wii can stay hooked up for a while, Plus its coming up for the 10year anniversary of the wii so some of these wii games will totally be worth revisiting.

Footage this week is of Harry potter and the order of the phoenix, I Have always been interested how the licensed harry potter games faired, I actually had the PS2 version of this game in my basket on music magpie just before I found the Wii version, This game makes good use of the wiimote, It been a wand it makes totally sense on wii, The last four harry potter games came out on Wii, They did also come out on PS3 and 360, makes me wonder if concessions where made in the content or they are just less pretty versions with move controls, Mite have to find a PS3/360 one and see how the wii versions stack up.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Dirge of seabrooks

Had some pretty good luck out and about this last couple of weeks, Let's go over what I found, Starting with Fahrenheit for £1 from dove house, NIER and Star Wars The force unleashed 2 both £2.99 from Cash it in, I was pretty sure NIER was worth some coin it turns out on 360 its about £5, The PS3 version is the one to get going for £18.

Jaws Unleashed for 75p great price and again with Lego Harry Potter for one whole £1, CEX still sell this for £12, Bunch of Game cube games at £1.99 each The Incredibles, Harry potter quidditch, Bloody Roar Primal fury and Star Wars Bounty hunter in barnardos, £2 each for cube games is ok nothing super rare in this lot but some ok titles, Escape from dead Island for £1, Its cheap its everywhere but its still £1.50 in CEX so Savings.

Little big planet Game of the year for £3.49, The standard edition is about that price but the GOTY goes for round £8 so worth picking up, Aliens Isolation I picked up with CEX credit, And YAKUZA dead souls was £4.99 from cash converters, High price on that but sometimes you get the feeling your not going to see something again for awhile so I figure £5 is fair and its only going to go up.

The Game cube controller was from Scope for £2 I ended up finding the same 3rd party controller in CEX for £2.50, So I used some credit to get two official controllers and mario party 4, Maxing out a cube with four pads and mario party is the way to go for some multiplayer, I lost all patience for the WII U version or the any of the wii versions for that matter, Its always a pain in the arse sorting out batteries for the wii motes and syncing them to the console or charging the wii u pad up and fuck arsing about with amiibo's, Give me a Cube with 4 pads over all that noise any day, Wired and no fuse mario party at its purest with no hassle.

Some more pick ups for you, In Cash it in pawn shop they have 2 for £1 on PS2 games, Picks up Shadow of rome and Dirge of seabrooks and got Midway arcade treasures and big mother tuckers 2 to make it £2 in total, Turns out Dirge of Cerberus was sealed brand new sweet!

While i was in the shop a saw a friend who tipped me off about some PS1 games in the charity shop down the round hot on the trail I scooped up Rayman, Rat attack, Spiderman 2 and fricking crash bandicoot 1 sweeet! all for £2 each.

Last up Is silent hill homecoming for £3.99, Its still £6 in cex, this game popped in something I was reading the night before I found it, I was looking up some info on the video game developers the collective, They made Buffy, Indiana Jones and the empires tomb and starwars episode 3 etc, turns out they did this games as well, They are a interesting studio mite be a video in that somewhere.

Footage this week is taken from Shadow of rome, I saw this with the capcom logo on the front and with it been on 2 for £1 it was a no brainier, Turns out its somewhat of a hidden gem on PS2, when I looked it up it was on lots of lists of overlooked and hidden gems as a solid game with awesome gore.

Brown trousers moments in gaming - Jump Scares