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On 1/19/2021 at 10:41 AM, Rodimus said:

Well my friend informed me that that Satiator for the Sega Saturn is out for sale. This is the plug n play device for the Sega Saturn that connects in the back via MPEG expansion slot and bypasses the optical drive to load games. I don't have it and not sure when I will but I will share more when it arrives. this is the project from Professor Abasive.

 

WWW.SATIATOR.NET

 


I ended up ordering of of these, should be here tomorrow. 

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12 hours ago, Littleronin said:


I ended up ordering of of these, should be here tomorrow. 

I look forward to your impressions. I want one but there are other retro things I want more atm and I’m limited on how much I can buy (by the wife, lol).

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2 hours ago, chakoo said:

I look forward to your impressions. I want one but there are other retro things I want more atm and I’m limited on how much I can buy (by the wife, lol).


Will do, I'm currently ripping my Saturn games at the moment as I have a large capacity SD card already to dump them on. I got an email the other day saying they were back in stock and actually debated a little bit before pulling the trigger on getting one. 

Also in my recent Saturn import spree I finally broke down and got a white Japanese Saturn. I have always wanted one but until recently I never found one that made me say "now is the time." 

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So far, so good. Everything that I have ripped works, setup of the device was super easy. Even getting the Action Replay to play nice was simple. I haven't tried every game yet as I am still ripping them but, so far I am pleased. The one nice thing is if something doesn't work you can still just put in the disc to play it until the firmware corrects issues. 

 

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We started pricing DS and PSP stuff in our collection, so I consider it retro now. Holy shit, some of that stuff is EXPENSIVE now. I wish I'd added Persona 3 Portable back then. I just didn't think I needed it. I have the Persona 1 and 2 box sets, though.

 

Even 3DS stuff has seen a spike. I looked up Dragon Quest 7 and 8 and damn.

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I regret buying Persona 3 Portable digitally when it came out. I bought it at the time to play on my PSP Go and had always plan to grab a physical copy but got lazy and didn't. It's really freaking stupid the price of anything SMT right now, you use to find new copies of Persona 1 & 2 PSP for like $30-$40 on Amazon less than 2 years ago. =/

 

man checking ebay, Ys: The Oath in Felghana is pretty damn high (I still have my boxed set for it and 7). I also decided to peak at solatorobo again, JFC it's gone up an extra $100 since I last looked (erm if it hits $500 I'm caching out, I only played my copy for 5 mins and my LE is in nearly mint).

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1 hour ago, Littleronin said:

Yeah things are spiking like crazy with the PSP since the server shutdown announcement. I guess that people weren't realizing that the PSP existed until that announcement. :p

Yes but also all SMT games have spiked up in price since the last update on SMT 3 HD and SMT 5 a year-ish back. So even the 3DS games have gone up 3x in price.

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I really didn’t look at my games as an investment when I was doing this years ago. 
 

I paid $250 for Snatcher and Panzer Dragoon Saga each about a decade ago, now they’re selling for $1100. 
 

 

And freaking Pokémon has gone batshit. 

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Yeah the unicorns are gonna always rise. But when a game like Def Jam Fight for New York (which sold enough to be a greatest hits title) is now considered a $200 game complete, something isn't right in the world. 

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I still personally don't see 80% of my collection as an investment. I mostly buy up what I want to actually play but I will admit there are a few items I bought knowing they are probably going to be worth a lot in the future (20th Anv PS4, Persona Q2 SE, my 3DS Systems, etc). I think the complicated issue comes from game I did actually buy to play and now they're worth a lot and I still haven't had time to get to them (DQ8) and then there are ones where I bought to play but didn't care all that much (solatorobo ds) that I think i'm ok with selling off if the price gets right. :sun:

 

I think my Vita & 3DS Collections are the first time I've actually held on to a large collection without selling them off, I use to have 100+ PSP games (I played the system a lot and it was a great reference library when I use to make PSP games) but when that system wined down and vita/3ds took off I paired that collection back to about 1/4 of games I really wanted to still keep (some rare, some common that I just really loved playing and go back to). Yet due to the way things are with retro collections recently I haven't done the same for my 3ds/vita collections and probably wont (luckily they take up so little space).

 

My focus of my collection has more been about breath vs depth. I don't need or want tons of titles for a single systeem but I want to have access to many systems with just a handful of titles to play on it. It's why even after having a Neo CD I still got an AES & MVS, but I only really have a small handful of titles for each with no major plans to buy more.

 

 

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On 4/23/2021 at 5:54 PM, CastlevaniaNut18 said:

We started pricing DS and PSP stuff in our collection, so I consider it retro now. Holy shit, some of that stuff is EXPENSIVE now. I wish I'd added Persona 3 Portable back then. I just didn't think I needed it. I have the Persona 1 and 2 box sets, though.

 

Even 3DS stuff has seen a spike. I looked up Dragon Quest 7 and 8 and damn.

 

I've been trying to get them at a reasonable price for a while now. Some person on Ebay had a loose copy DQ7 for $90 (in CAD) or "Best Offer". I decided not to bother because it was loose and I figured they probably wouldn't a price much lower... IIRC they accepted an offer for like $45. I still hate that I didn't make an offer at all. :frustrated: 

 

On a slightly related note, I opted not to get Warioware Gold at $55 thinking I could get a better price, now it's selling for like $75 and people are trying to push their prices to $90 or occasionally even $100+. :/

 

I'll take some pics and post my recent GBA and DS purchases at some point this week.

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14 hours ago, Raggit said:

On a slightly related note, I opted not to get Warioware Gold at $55 thinking I could get a better price, now it's selling for like $75 and people are trying to push their prices to $90 or occasionally even $100+. :/

 

Ugg... I still need that game. It's kind of annoying that end of life 3DS has been much harder to buy up games for than previous systems. PSP was great because you could easily pick up some titles for under $20. I've been trying to throw in a 3DS game every few amazon orders I make for anything I'm missing and the selection is getting pretty thin. :(

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2 hours ago, chakoo said:

 

Ugg... I still need that game. It's kind of annoying that end of life 3DS has been much harder to buy up games for than previous systems. PSP was great because you could easily pick up some titles for under $20. I've been trying to throw in a 3DS game every few amazon orders I make for anything I'm missing and the selection is getting pretty thin. :(

 

When I pre-ordered the Analogue Pocket, what a relief it was to realize I have virtually no nostalgia for the GBA.  Couldn't tell you why as I had plenty of GBA games at the time, but seeing the prices of some of the games I had makes me feel a bit of relief all I mostly want is the various Mario titles.  On the other hand, discovering virtually every Game Gear game was low in price was absolute joy as that was one handheld I spent a massive amount of time with as a kid and had a ton of games for.  A few weeks back when I visited an out of town game shop, the owner was quite surprised to hear somebody to ask open the case to purchase some Game Gear games.  He informed me most of the games have been there since the store opened.  At the game shop by me, they all had a healthy layer of dust on them. While it's nice to see a platform that's actually for the most part cheap, I do hope the Pocket revitalizes the platform a bit as I feel bad it's so ignored.

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@CastlevaniaNut18 nice pickups. Always great to see another join the TwinFami fan club (i've got the black one). Were the games from a group/lot purchase? It's nice seeing DragonBuster 2 in the group (outside the usual good hits like TMNT, rockman, prodius and goemon). I'm guessing your husband is thrilled with this.

 

Also <3 the boxed Bomberman 5. 

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5 minutes ago, chakoo said:

@CastlevaniaNut18 nice pickups. Always great to see another join the TwinFami fan club (i've got the black one). Were the games from a group/lot purchase? It's nice seeing DragonBuster 2 in the group (outside the usual good hits like TMNT, rockman, prodius and goemon). I'm guessing your husband is thrilled with this.

 

Also <3 the boxed Bomberman 5. 

Twin Famicom was its own purchase, the games came from two separate orders. He's just been in a Famicom mood and we like the carts better than NES carts, so some were games we already own the US versions of and others were JP exclusives that just looked neat. Oh, and he has this thing for the plastic clamshell Famicom cases. I love the Japanese art for Yoshi's Island, so I went for it. I want a SFC version of Mario World, but they didn't have a good enough copy I wanted to spend money on, so it'll wait for another day.

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He has good taste, the namco clam shell cases are amazing. I’ve thought about buying up a bunch of the cheaper sports game just for the cases alone. With that said, DB2 is a fun early falcom game (makers of Ys).

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These are my first good retro finds in a while.  The X-Arcade I found in a very rich neighborhood for $20.  I found the Lunar 2 in another nicer sale for $30.  I need to see if this copy of Lunar is in better condition than mine.

 

Sadly, retro stuff has really dried up in my area.  Finding video game stuff at garage sales is hard.

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If we're going to look at vita being retro, I've got a whole box of vita confusion on it's way. 

 

:hmm:

oh what do you think it could be? My only hint is I had originally only plan to buy one of them but ended up buying a bunch because they were going for dirt cheap on yahoo auctions.

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