Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Backlog - 10/30/2011

Listed in order of urgency.

Immediate Backlog:
PS2 - Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Dark Ruins)
PS2 - Beyond Good and Evil (after completion of first assignment) - RESTARTING THIS ONE AT A LATER DATE

Recently Completed:
TurboGrafx-16 - Bonk's Adventure
TurboGrafx-16 - Final Lap Twin (Quest Mode)

The two TG-16 completions will be review candidates eventually.  Man did I get a laugh at the name of the world champion at the end of Final Lap Twin's Quest Mode.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Son, Be A Deeennntiiist...

I'm really trying to get back into the swing of updating the site with content.  However, as I am well aware, things rarely go as planned.  Currently I'm fighting one hell of a toothache that has nearly incapacitated me over the past few days.  Well that's really not entirely true, I'm still able to get on with the daily grind but it has a tenancy of sacking me right when I get ready to do something outside of routine.  One of those things would be creating site content.

My commitment is still to DVGI and - always has been.  However I may miss my RTM column(s) this time around due to not being able to finish them off due to the pain.  Even writing this isn't being accomplished under the best conditions.

What I can say is that I'm changing some of my collecting priorities and getting back into the TurboGrafx-16.  I regretted selling my TurboDuo the same week it left my hands, same goes for the last straight TG-16 lot that I had.  So I'm building it back up, enjoying the games, realizing how the prices have been on a steady increase and don't seem to be leveling off.  I've got a TG-16 system (AV modded it within the first hour of it showing up at my door), TurboTap, a second TurboPad on the way and some of my favorite games.  The big one being Final Lap Twin which regardless of what anyone may say about it, it's my favorite game on the system.

Also have Dungeon Explorer, Vigilante, Victory Run and a few other of the more common classics of the system.  The Legendary Axe, Bonk's Adventure and more are on the way.  I'm going for HuCARDs only right now although I did keep a few CD games when I got rid of everything else a couple years ago.  I'll probably end up region modding my system within the year since I also kept a couple PC Engine games (I think Bari Bari Densetsu is fun, I'm serious).  Right now though it's all about HuCARD games, trying to make sure the titles I get are game / case / booklet - I don't care to go for boxes.  For games that were box / plastic tray and didn't come in cases, then game / booklet is fine by me.

I'm going to keep my spending on it controlled, buy what I like when the price is right, and just really enjoy playing one of my all time favorite consoles (right there with the NES and Vectrex).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pat The NES Punk Second Annual NES Marathon for Child's Play Charity

Check out to follow Pat and Ian (no relation to the Ian) as they play NES games to raise money for Child's Play, a great charity.

I was actually able to help out this year (other than donating) as I made a comment to help them start the PowerPad game Super Team Games (you start on pads 5-6 / 7-8 instead of 1-2 / 3-4).  How many man hours I spent as a kid playing Super Team Games will not be disclosed.