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Big Game Purchase

Got a BUNCH of games, that I probably shouldn't have...I have a problem, but it's a fun one!

  • Air Fortress (NES)
  • Capcom Classics Mini Mix (GBA)
  • Chrono Cross (PS1)
  • Double Dragon II (Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy: Adventure (Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy: Legend (Game Boy)
  • Gradius Galaxies (GBA)
  • House of the Dead 2 (Dreamcast) - This was a replacement copy. The one I had, strangely enough, glitched out every single time on the 2nd level and all the enemies become invisible, despite looking to be in perfect condition.
  • Legend of Dragoon (PS1)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super-Heroes (Dreamcast)
  • Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (Game Boy)
  • Ninja Gaiden Shadow (Game Boy)
  • Sega Classics Collection (PS2) - From what I understand, this isn't the original versions of the games, but rather the 3D remakes from the Sega Ages discs on Saturn.

And these my aunt gave to me at a recent family reunion just because she's moved onto the PS3 and she found these collecting dust in her closet:


  • Driver 2
  • Fear Effect
  • N2O: Nitrous Oxide
  • The Next Tetris
  • Nightmare Creatures
  • Parasite Eve II
  • Top Gun: Fire At Will!


  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Killzone
  • Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk
  • And a stack of PlayStation Magazine demo discs

Latest Game Pick-Ups

  • Atari Anthology (XBox (Original))
  • Captain America: Super-Soldier (XBox 360)
  • Fable III (XBox 360)
  • Golden Sun (GBA)
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (XBox 360)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  • Namco Museum (XBox (Original))
  • Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition (PC)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Complete (PC)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1)
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (XBox 360)
  • Torchlight (PC)
  • The Witcher (PC)

Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods - An epic album of Asgardian proportions!

Listen to the freaking amazing title track here, "Deceiver of the Gods", which is also available for free on their website for download:

Man would I love to have that collector's set, but I'm listening to the YouTube links and completely falling in love with this amazing metal masterpiece. Best Amon Amarth album yet, and that's saying something! On my next check, whether my Best Buy has the collector's edition or the regular edition, Amon Amarth will be getting my money for this one.

Essential Metal Albums and Monterey

I got some ESSENTIAL metal albums on the cheap at a used record shop while in Monterey with the wife for our anniversary trip this weekend:


While I was in Monterey I had a great time. The aquarium was cool. Cannery Row was overwhelming with all the people. The beach was a lot of fun. The used record shop where I got all these albums was awesome. And I went and saw the Computer History Museum in Sunnyvale, which was great. I'll post another blog about that one with some pics after I get them uploaded to hosting site.

Some KILLER Games Just Picked Up

Just got some killer titles with some early birthday money!

  • Alundra (PS1)
  • Batman: Arkham City: GOTY Edition (XBox 360)
  • MediEvil (PS1)
  • Rayman (PS1)
  • Sonic Gems Collection (GameCube)
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS1)

I also recently picked up the Heretic/Hexen Collection from, which has Heretic, and Hexen 1 & 2 with the expansions.

Star Trek: Into Darkness Rocked!

Just got back from Star Trek: Into Darkness. AWESOME! I loved it! Much better than the first one. More emotion and meaning behind all that fabulous action, which made it all mean so much more than it did in the first film, IMO. If you've been questioning whether to go see it or not, definetly go see it!

Green Lantern #20, Amazing Send-Off To One of the Greatest Runs In Comic History

PLEASE tell me somebody else read this, here. Such an amazingly, epic, and satisfying end to an amazing (and long) run.

At first I was like "EIGHT DOLLARS?!" But then after I read it, I realized it was more than worth the entry price. (And the thickest single-issue, non-prestige format, comic I have ever seen!)

Incredible, epic story. A fantastic tribute to the character of Hal Jordan and the mythos that Geoff Johns laid down for the GL Universe.

I've got to say, in the main-story at least, Sinestro shined even more than Hal did.

And what a classy act by DC to give Geoff Johns the respect he deserves on what will likely go down as one of the greatest runs in comic history.

Any fan of Green Lantern, or super-hero comics at all, NEEDS to go out and read this comic. This is why we read comics!

Latest Gaming Pick-Ups

  • Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy)
  • ECW: Hardcore Revolution (Dreamcast)
  • Enclave (XBox)
  • GunGriffon: Blaze (PS2)
  • Halo 3: ODST (XBox 360)
  • King's Knight (NES)
  • Lightening Force (Genesis)
  • Mega Man: Zero (GBA)
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War (XBox)
  • Quake III: Arena (Dreamcast)
  • Star Force (NES)
  • Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis)
  • X2: Wolverine's Revenge (Gamecube)

Recent Game Purchases...Some Fantastic Titles Here

My Latest Game Purchases, Some FANTASTIC Titles Here. This is between a $50 sale on Radiant Historia for me, using $100 out of my tax return for game purchases, a couple Goodwill purchases, and a couple from a trade with my brother:

  • The Adventures of Batman and Robin (Game Gear)
  • Astal (Saturn)
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II (XBox)
  • Bucky O' Hare (NES)
  • Burnout Revenge (XBox)
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
  • Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX (GBA)
  • Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex (PS2)
  • Final Fantasy Anthology (Final Fantasy V & VI) (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
  • Gradius III (SNES)
  • The Legend of Legaia (PS1)
  • Legaia 2: Duel-Saga (PS2)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Gamecube)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (XBox)
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (XBox)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (PS2)
  • Midway Arcade Treasures (the first one) (PS2)
  • Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS)
  • Parasite Eve (PS1)
  • Sonic Spinball (Genesis)
  • Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (XBox 360)
  • WWE: Day of Reckoning (Gamecube)
  • X-Men: Gamemaster's Legacy (Game Gear)

And I got the Iron Man: Armor Wars trade paperback, which collects Iron Man #225-232 from the lates 80s/early 90s.

I Might Be a Nintendo Fanboy...My Nintendo First-Party Game Collection

I was bored and going through my collection list today, and realized that I really do have a lot of first-party Nintendo games (other than Pokemon, which I never got into). So I guess I'm a Nintendo fanboy. I mean, I've always loved my NES and SNES for sure, but I also own Playstations, XBoxs and plenty of Sega consoles, as well as a couple others like Atari 2600 and TurboGrafx-16. So I never really considered myself a Nintendo fanboy before. Oh well, it's not a bad thing, I guess, because I have a lot of great Nintendo games:


  1. Dr. Mario
  2. Dragon Warrior (Only the first one was published by Nintendo)
  3. Kid Icarus
  4. The Legend of Zelda
  5. Metroid
  6. Pinball
  7. Pin-Bot
  8. R.C. Pro-Am
  9. Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt
  10. Super Mario Bros. 2
  11. Super Mario Bros. 3
  12. Tetris
  13. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


  1. Donkey Kong Country
  2. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  3. F-Zero
  4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  5. Starfox
  6. Super Mario All-Stars
  7. Super Mario Kart
  8. Super Mario World


  1. 1080 Snowboarding
  2. Goldeneye: 007
  3. Jet Force Gemini
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  5. Starfox 64
  6. Super Mario 64
  7. Wave Race 64


  1. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  2. Geist
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  4. Metroid: Prime
  5. Metroid: Prime 2: Echoes
  6. Starfox: Adventures
  7. Starfox: Assault
  8. Super Mario Sunshine
  9. Super Smash Bros.: Melee


  1. Metroid: Other M
  2. Metroid: Prime 3: Corruption
  3. New Super Mario Bros.: Wii
  4. Super Mario Galaxy
  5. Super Paper Mario
  6. Wii Sports
  7. Wii Sports: Resort

Game Boy:

  1. Donkey Kong Land
  2. Dr. Mario
  3. Metroid II: The Return of Samus
  4. Super Mario Land
  5. Super Mario Land 2: The Six Golden Coins
  6. Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
  7. Tetris

Game Boy Color:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Gameboy Advance:

  1. Donkey Kong Country
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
  3. Metroid: Fusion
  4. Metroid: Zero Mission
  5. Super Mario Advance (Super Mario Bros. 2)
  6. Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
  7. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Nintendo DS:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  2. New Super Mario Bros.