Nintendo, pickups, MMORPG’s and more?

It has been a busy few weeks, we have been preparing for a week long vacation in NYC over Thanksgiving amongst other things.  On the gaming front I have been busy, but have not actually played that much sadly.

I have been working on whitening a couple old NES consoles and made a few discoveries along the way, the hair creme that can be purchased over the counter does an amazing job but there are some rules that you should abide by when using it.

1. Longer is not better, I found that if you allow it to sit too long covered in creme or soaking in water to remove said creme that it will in fact start removing the painted red Nintendo logo on the front of the console

2. You MUST ensure that it does not dry out when sitting in the sun, doing so causes a blooming or splotching affect that leaves white blotches all over the shell.

3. If instead you decide to utilize a magic eraser instead of soaking the console in creme or retrobite it will to do an amazing job and will clean up a console that otherwise looked like it was ready for the dumpster, the whitening affect is there and may take several cleanings but do not expect it to be as dramatic as the creme.

If you use the creme technique my advise would be to let it sit in the sun for short sessions of 30-45 minutes.. and clean it off quickly, a little really is more in this instance. I will be writing an actual guide with pictures down the road but it does work wonders if done correctly!

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My actual game time has been filled with something I never talk about on this blog, MMORPG’s… specifically World of Warcraft and the new Warlords of Draenor expansion and Guild Wars 2.

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Everything about the new WOW expansion has been amazing so far, huge improvements in almost all areas of the game!

 

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Guild Wars 2 is a wonderful MMORPG without a monthly fee, I like how it has such an open gameplay experience that focuses on exploration over the old kill 10 rats cliche.

 

A post would not feel right without some of my recent pickups,

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The Warlords of Draenor boxed CE.

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The last of the 3 & 4 inch World of Nintendo characters!

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Cheap peripheals purchased for pennies so why not..

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A few items from the wanted list, somehow I never managed to pick these up over the years.

I will be back and posting in a week or so, I plan to spend some time at the Nintendo World Store in Midtown and will take pictures and hopefully bring back something cool.  🙂

Quick site update.

A few changes around the site now that I am back,

  • Forums have been removed to simplify things, frankly they were not used much and I would like to keep discussion limited to the blog or the social media sites.
  • New theme, the site needed a new coat of paint badly.
  • iTunes and VLC links removed from the main page, these can still be found under the “Game Music” shortcut at the top.

Where have I been and what have I been up to?

Busy with life and a broad range of gaming, I recently went back to complete games that I skipped or simply had not finished. I purchased a PS3 and a 3DS XL and have enjoyed both quite a bit in the short time that I have owned them.

Some of the games that I am working on or recently completed include New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Uncharted (Finished), and New Super Mario Bros. DS (Finished).

I also recently purchased the following games,

PS3:

  • Uncharted
  • Uncharted 2
  • Uncharted 3
  • Heavy Rain
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Sonic Generations
  • Resistance 3

Wii:

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
3DS:
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Kid Icarus Uprising

 

On the classic gaming front I have been stuck trying to locate the right copy of Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, I will hopefully pick up a copy soon which will wrap up that series sans BMX Trials.

I hope to finish going through the SNES tracks this weekend and get those added back to the stream!

SMS collection status.

I wanted to post a brief update on my SMS collection progress, below are the games I have acquired since I started collecting for the console.

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World
  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
  • Alex Kidd: High Tech World (Just arrived)
  • Donald Duck: The Lucky Dime Caper
  • Golden Axe Warrior
  • Great Golf
  • Kenseiden (Just won on eBay)
  • The Lion King
  • Missile Defense 3-D
  • Phantasy Star
  • R-type (Just won on eBay)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic Chaos
  • Psycho Fox
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap

In no particular order below are games that I hope to acquire soon (but not limited to),

  • Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
  • Master of Darkness
  • Miracle Warriors
  • Penguin Land
  • Streets of Rage
  • Fantastic Dizzy
  • Zillion
  • Space Harrier
  • Shinobi
  • Rainbow Islands
  • Land of Illusion
  • Ghouls N’ Ghosts
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Asterix
  • Asterix – The Secret Mission
  • Solomons Key
  • Power Strike 1 & 2
  • Castle of Illusion
  • Fantasy Zone 1 & 2
  • Ys: The Vanished Omens
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Golvellius: Valley of Doom

As you can see I have quite a way to go and the above hardly includes everything on my wish list, slow but steady progress is being made. Sadly I have not had much time to actually play console games as of late but in the past few months I did play and beat Wonder Boy and enjoyed it quite a bit. I am also about 3/4 of the way through Sonic the Hedgehog which is quite a break from the Genesis games but still very solid on it’s own.

I hope to start checking out the rest of the arrivals within the next couple weeks, should be fun!

 

A random top 30 SMS video: