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Topic: Recent Retro & Other Gaming Purchases? (Non PS4)

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BAMozzy

I have been on a bit of buying/pre-ordering spree. All those months of saving, being very selective over the games I have purchased in anticipation for November 7th. I couldn't resist Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon: Zero Dawn and DLC - also pre-ordered and paid for ME:A in early 2016 but (in general) this year, I have really tried to keep all my expenditure to a minimum - not just gaming. Fortunately (or not), I no longer have a Car or Mobile phone and these can eat into anyones budgets, no longer have 'young' kids or went on holiday (two other big expenses). Also not had any 'unexpected' expenses, like a washing machine pack up etc. Therefore, I had a 'good' sized budget - more than enough to pre-order my Project Scorpio edition XB1X as well as some games that will be enhanced. Of course some of the games I own on XB1, games like Gears 4, FH3, Witcher 3, Fallout 4 and Sunset Overdrive will be enhanced but I have played those so wanted something 'new' to play too.

With that in mind, and the fact I will be celebrating my Birthday in a few months, I have pre-ordered a 'few' games. In order of release, I have pre-ordered Destiny 2 Limited Edition (may get the PS4 version too) for September, Forza 7, Evil Within 2, Assassin's Creed: Origins - Gold edition, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus for October, CoD:WW2 Pro Edition and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - Elite Trooper edition for November and finally Spider-Man for my PS4 (I did think about Days Gone but I think Spider-Man will arrive sooner and may have a Special/collectors edition - something I wasn't so sure I would want with SM). These, along with my Xbox One X, is my Birthday/Christmas (and any other 'holiday' presents) for 2017. I got some 'good' deals, thanks to retailers having Discount codes and money off Gamescom related Pre-orders.

I thought about Project Cars 2, NFS: Payback, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 (a guilty pleasure LOL), Shadow of War (although didn't play the previous), Farcry 5 and 'maybe' Vampyre (if that does get a 2017 date) but my budget wouldn't quite stretch to these as well and the 'above' games appealed slightly more . I did have to flip a virtual coin to decide between Forza and PC2...

Those, along with any freebies from IGC/GwG should see me through the 'next' 5-10months until the next games I want start releasing and E3 comes around to get me 'hyped' for 2018's holiday season.

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Tasuki

@themcnoisy It's a Famiclone which is a Famicom clone system. From what I gathered is it was available around the same time as the Famicom so I am thinking that it's a Chinese made one. So it plays Famicom games, or it does if it works. I haven't tried it out yet mainly cause I have been super busy and I don't have any Famicom games to test it on.

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Reanfan7

Holy COW! A friend of mine sent me a spare download code for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 for PS3 and it actually worked despite being delisted quite a longtime ago! I'm pretty stoked about my new game! ^_^

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Bought Pokémon Sun since it was discounted to 20 euros at one of my local retailers. Haven't played a Pokémon game in forever so I'm excited to get back into this series with this game.

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Rudy_Manchego

Just bought Sonic Mania for the Switch as opposed to PS4 just because I wanted something else to play in the Switch. Only ever really played the Sonic games at my cousins house on his Genesis and I really sucked at it. Tried it now and I still really suck at it. Really nice looking game though.

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Rudy_Manchego

@Tasuki Ha Ha - I know - so when you turn it on, it has Licensed by Nintendo with the Nintendo and Switch Logo and then it has the classic 'SEGA' logo and voiceover. This is so so alien to me.

That reminds me, I actually found sets of old Sega trading cards from the early 90's at my parents house with all the old classic games on them. Nostalgia week!

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Reanfan7

I just purchased Pac Man Museum and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm: Revolution for PS3 for a tenner! I would have also gotten Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization for Vita if I had the funds, but I'm still happy with my purchase!

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BAMozzy

@Tasuki I have moved on from that now - since Sonic has been on a variety of Nintendo consoles - even appearing with Mario! Mario and Sonic at the Olympics for example... Seeing them in the same game makes anything possible!!

Sonic actually appeared on the Gamecube and every Nintendo Console since has had a few Sonic games too.

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Tasuki

@BAMozzy I know, but it still amazes me lol. Just thinking back to my youth when that was considered sacrilege. It would be like seeing Ronald McDonald outside a Burger King, somethings you just don't get use to.

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BAMozzy

@Tasuki It was quite shocking - considering the Dreamcast was competing with the Gamecube at one point but Sonic on the Gamecube was 15yrs ago now. My youngest who is rapidly approaching adulthood has never known any different. Whole generation of gamers now would not have been alive when Sonic would 'never' have appeared on a Nintendo console. They grew up in a time when Sonic and Mario were competing in the same game and most of Sonic's games have been on a Nintendo. I remember buying Sonic Unleashed on Wii for my son after he enjoyed Shadow the Hedgehog on my 'Xbox'.

I guess I got used to it quickly having quite a few Sonic games on various 'non-Sega' consoles - as well as the Sega Megadrive collection. Also I guess never being limited to one camp or the other and never understanding why people could be so petty about it either. I played the Original Donkey Kong on a BBC model B computer more than I played it on a 'Nintendo' so these things were never sacrilege to me. Of course they were 'icons' for their respective Brand but I also had a lot of Sega games on my Home Computer in the 80's - games like Out Run, Space Harrier etc. If I wanted to play certain games, I would. I was never and still not affiliated to any 'brand' and buy devices that allow me to play the games I want. I used to laugh at the petty squabbles over Nintendo vs Sega or Mario vs Sonic. I still find it amazing that people still behave this way - like Sony vs MS, CoD vs BF etc that if you buy one, you cannot like or buy the other...

Its not like Sega have their own console anymore to release their games on. I bet most here have played a Sega game on a non-Sega console...

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Tasuki

@BAMozzy Oh I bet you are right that most gamers now a days have never played a Sonic game on a Sega systems (unless of course they are into retro gaming). I know I never under stood it either but when I grew up In was lucky enough to have both a Genesis and a SNES so it never made sense to me. I mean I could understand maybe liking Sonic games more because of the speed or level design over Mario but liking one over the other because of the company??

Heck it still puzzles me that people only behave this way when it comes to video games. You don't see people going bonkers over liking Mc Donalds over Burger King or Nike over Reebok. Not sure what makes gaming so special, haha.

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BAMozzy

@Tasuki Yeah - its like only watching Universal movies and hating Paramount or Warner Bros. In an ideal situation, I would love to see a console that plays 'every' game - whether its Sony, MS or Nintendo. At most, those 3rd party deals where you get DLC a few weeks or so early are for say Sony games on a Sony built Console or MS games on an MS built console. People have the 'choice' to buy 'either' console based on the OS, design, maybe Apps or even Controller layout but buying either would still grant you access to all games.

You don't buy a Sony Bluray player that only plays Sony Blurays. Even today, Apple Mac's and PC's are similar and can run most of the same software. I know that there would still be people saying Sony is better than MS or vice versa even if they all run the same games to the same standards. It would be much better for Sony/MS etc too as they would have a much larger market to sell their games and of course, the MP games would benefit by not being split into separate groups. Titanfall 2 for example could have more people in the lobbies, meaning more chance to find a game in the mode you want to play and better quality matches. If they sell 5m for example, that's 5m potential online gamers to fill the MP lobbies - not a few million on one platform or the another separated by the fact you happen to have a certain console whilst others happened to buy a different option.

You don't get PC gamers separated because they bought AMD whilst the others are on nVidia. Maybe Sony would of lost a few console sales this 'generation' if this how things worked - maybe not. If it looked the best and, like I said, offered maybe some deals like early access to Sony's own games or DLC they may well still of sold more than MS - even if they were identically powered. Besides any lost revenue from consoles could easily be made back by the increased revenue from selling games to a larger market. I am sure Sega sold more games by releasing on all platforms compared to how many they would of sold had they kept in the console market. I think its a shame that games like Horizon:ZD for example has only reached around 4m compared to the 100m or so Consoles that have been Sold and then of course all the potential PC gamers they could have reached...

Of course I can't see that happening. If that did, you would probably see Apple, Samsung, LG, Acer, HP etc all making a 'console' too so the hardware wouldn't be split between just 2 but 6-7 companies. Sony or MS would lose at least 1 sale from people like me who buy both too - assuming they are still making a sizeable profit to matter. Then there is the Subscriptions too - although maybe they could still offer these - but maybe more like EA Access or like PS+ used to be on the PS3.

I do find it annoying though, that even if you share the same interests in gaming, the choice of Platform can still separate the fan base. Liking the Witcher 3, enjoying the story etc is somehow wrong if you don't play it on PC because that is 60fps or more. If you have to play it on console, it has to be the PS4 because its 1080p and therefore 'superior' - at least until the Pro and Xbox X enhanced versions. You can't be united because you all enjoy the game...

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DerMeister

I got Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for my 3DS. I've always wanted to play it, and while I was hoping I'd play the original 64 version first, I decided to take the plunge. This will only be the third Zelda game I've played.

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Reanfan7

I received Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Vita yesterday! Loving it to bits at the moment. It is by far one of the best looking Vita titles available at present. Most of my PS3 JRPG's don't even look this good!

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Finally righted an idiotic wrong from a few years ago and bought an original Wii. Playing through Super Mario Galaxy 2 again for the first time in a long while and it's still the same fantastic experience I remember.

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Rudy_Manchego

I got Samus Returns for 3dS friday and have been loving every second of that.

Also had an amazing retro haul at a local charity shop where someone had literally donated over a hundred different games for several platforms where they were selling them for £1. Picked up for PS2, Beyond Good and Evil, Resident Evil 4, The Thing, Metal Gear Solid 3. Also got COD:MW3 for PS3 because I had never played 3. To be honest, I bought them more from a collection standpoint as I have a few of them on other platforms but couldn't let them go at that price!

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