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Googleshng - December 8 '04- 4:00 Eastern Standard Time

Due to some weird delays, there's three or four packages from all over the country that are all slated to arrive at some point this week. I believe they were each sent with a different company too, so it should be an exciting race. I kinda wish I had tracking numbers for all of them.

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Yesterday was my birthday and from a friend, by request, I recieved the PS2 versions of FFXI and Chains of Promethia games. We both were happy because we would now be able to play together online.

Fast forward, after the cake...

We lay out the parts to hook it up and came across a fluke. A big flukin' fluke. The new "thin" models of the system have nowhere to put the hard drive. We called a local video game store and found out we were in no luck of getting it to work. Ok, I'm a disabled gamer, and controllers are better for me to use, but I can get by with the computer game (she exchanged it.) I have a joypad for the computer, but it just stops when i use a keyboard command. Sigh. My life.

Dear Square-Enix,
What were you thinking?!

Love,
Dace
p.s.- how do you type with boxing gloves on?

Googleshng:
Well, first off I suppose I should say happy birthday. Anyway, that's a handy public service message I suppose. Let it be known that the new thin PS2s can't be used to play the uh... one game that actually uses that hard drive.

Why are you screaming at S-E though? They aren't the ones who redesigned the console.

 
Let's go shopping! Are you polite?

Dear Google,
I keep seeing you posting these questions about people asking to where they can find a copy of old rpgs (i.e. Xenogears) at a reasonable price. A good place to check is usually the website of the company that made the game. For example, I ordered a brand-new (that's right, brand-spanking-new) copy of Xenogears from the Square-Enix store last spring for $20 + s&h. It only took about 2 weeks, and *poof*, there it was at my mailbox. No searching, no disgruntled employees to deal with, etc, etc.
I suppose now would be a good time to ask a question (seeing as how this is Q&A), but not really having one, I'll let you come up with your own.
Later,
Robby

Googleshng:
Also good advice... at least, for those companies that let you order old games off their sites. Those are on the rare side though.

 
Didn't I link this a while back?

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-m-70-e7o.html

Too bad they are out of stock. Ebay perhaps?

-james

Googleshng:
That thing is just plain awesome, but it REALLY bugs me that the buttons are on the bottom.

 
Lucky!

Google,

Yesterday, you wrote, "The best place to find obscure old games for reasonable prices is in the used game bins of run down local stores. The less they know about videogames, the better." I couldn't agree more. In the last year alone, I've found Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen for $8, Arc the Lad Collection for $12, Dragon Warrior III (NES) for $2, and Panzer Dragoon Saga for $3, all through the magic of searching my local pawnshops. Places like that tend to have blanket prices and don't pay attention to what they get in.

It's not a bad way to get newer games, either; sure, it takes a bit of luck, but I managed to get Tales of Symphonia and FFX-2, and also saw La Pucelle, for $15 less than two months after their respective releases. A little patience can save (or make!) a good deal of money.

A. "Falcon" Bolner

Googleshng:
... wow. If they're selling PDS for $3, and making a profit, that means someone let it go for what? A buck or two? How can someone be THAT hard up for cash?

 
Agism

What do you get a little kid these days for christmas? Seriously, I don't feel like spending $40 on some freakish doll that the kid'll have nightmares about when she's 20. So, might as well get something that will be worth while and wont become replaced with the box it came in, right? Yeah. So far, Game Cube games seem pretty friendly, nothing the parents will kill me for later. Can you name any that you think would be good? Doesn't have to stick to Game Cube, thats just the cheapest console. Any form of help would be nice.

-My name is not Jim.

Googleshng:
Can't go wrong with Super Mario Sunshine or Zelda I'd say.

I feel I should note though that personally, I was never a little kid when it comes to videogames. I liked the same games when I was 5 years old as I like today... and quite frankly, I think I was actually MORE keen on insane difficulty back then. Granted, I probably wouldn't have been too keen on, say, Resident Evil 2 when I was just a wee little nerdling, but my point is, I didn't need to have my games filled with bright colors and mind-numbingly easy gameplay, which is the only thing people think really little kids can handle.

Or I could just be a freak.




The Last Laugh:

OK, now I'm picturing a few shipping trucks with people hanging out the back throwing packages at each other in a Double Dash sort of way. I have problems.



Googleshng "I'm not going to type the double exclaimation point." @rpgamer.com

I'd never do that!! ... doh.

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