Going to Japan in february with three other dudes who also in to retro video games (kind of) I want to prepare my wishlist in advance. February is not the busiest season in Japan and also the month with less tourist! Hope that the Yen go cheap
21 years ago in November of 1997 a follow up to the greatest game series of all time Castlevania was released in Europe for the original PlayStation under the subtitle Symphony of the Night. At the time when most games went 3D, this one stayed loyal to 2D sprites. I borrowed SotN from a local rental store and knew directly it was a masterpiece! Back then .
Last month I went to Yokosuka in Kanagawa prefecture and also visited Dobuita street. If you familiar with Shenmue (a video game from 1999 for the SEGA Dreamcast) then you know what I am talking about. Yu Suzuki, the creative director behind this game used names and specific places from Yokosuka in Kanagawa prefecture as insperation for Shenmue (chapter 1). Now 19 years later a person, who likes and play video games and also work for the city of Yokosuka tourism department, had the idea to bring out a guide that takes you to all these places in real! We met that person and talked about this guide map and the story behind it creation.
Today was the last day for Demon's Souls to have it's online features. With shutting down the servers, the great era of unique onlineplay going to an end. After 9 years I finally managed to finish my first playthru and put this beast to slee
Autumn 2008 was best opportunity so far for shopping in Japan. Japanese Yen was really weak and Euro very strong. Also in 2008 Tokyo Game Show was moved (the one and only time) from the second half of September to the 9-12th of Octobe
Yesterday was a Retro-Games-Market in Bochum where I got some completion to my collection, since there still some games missing. It was a hell rainy day, but in the end it was worth it for me to go there. ----> Sexy Parodius! Finally!
Came back from Japan almost two weeks ago, finaly having some time to show of my booty from this year trip to Japan. Tracking down in Tokyo: akihabara beep, Surugaya Game Museum, Retro Game Camp, Mandarake, M-Galaxy, Potato, Game Friends. In Nagoya (Osu): K-House, Meikoya, Super Potato, Mandarake. (click on image above to see mor
Common problem with all cartridge based games, that use a battery cell to keep volatile memory alive. Now one of my games lost it save states and I would like to use this opportunity by sharing some tips with yo
Just a couple weeks ago I bought a Sharp Twin Famicom on my last trip in Japan. Now finally I installed the NESRGB PCB from Viletim http://etim.net.au/nesrgb/ in to it and it works! I will do a review on that later...
Just got back from Tokyo and here are some of my goodies I could get on my last trip in Akihabara and Nakano Broadway. Also some Korean Music CD and LP from Shin-okubo Station (Korean Town). Videogames are all used but in excellent condition. The main milestone of this goodies, is a SHARP Twin Famicom that i will modify for my purpose
Battles Without Honour and Humanity LE unboxing posted by Kaneda – on Tue. 23.February 2016
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