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  1. I had an NES when I lived in Minnesota - honestly, I've had an NES most of my life - but when I had to move down here, I didn't have really have much of an opportunity to pack thanks to my illness, so I lost most of my thing. Well, it really meant a lot to me, and I was sad to lose it, but last weekend my sister dragged me to a con, and while it wasn't exactly spectacular, I did manage to make one pretty sweet purchase. Probably paid a little more than I shoulda, but considering the paint job, and factoring in shipping costs for if I had ordered one online, I think it was worth it.

    No games yet, as the prices they were charging for games at the booth were ridiculous (though I realize that honestly, no matter where you shop these days, NES game prices have gone up in recent years). However, I have managed to order Super Mario Bros. 1 and 3, TMNT (yes, the original, the crappy one with the horrible dam level - what can I say, nostalgia is a powerful force), and Marble Madness.

    1. Ribbiks

      Ribbiks

      cool shit.

      I know it doesn't have quite the same retro appeal, but have you messed about with emulation? Get yourself a usb controller, some emulator software (for pretty much any console <= PS2), a bucket full of roms, and you're good to go.

    2. geekmarine

      geekmarine

      Well yes, I am well-versed in the dark arts of emulation (good God you should see what I've done to my Wii). Still though, nothing beats having the real hardware. There's just something about the feel of the actual controller in your hands, that jiggling of the cartridge to get the darn thing to load up, and actually having something physical to display that really gets to me. I mean yeah, I can play virtually any oldschool game I want at any time, but I guess there's a little bit of a collector in me that still yearns for having the real deal.

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