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    Though it doesn't compare to flea markets and garage sales, I still enjoy browsing eBay for unfamiliar potentially interesting games at reasonable prices. Japanese Playstation is still pretty good for this. Shipping costs have made a big impact but I pick up games I've never seen before (after doing some research on the title) for <$20 every so often, and I've yet to buy a complete dud.
    That's not to say there aren't tons of games I'd not seen before but then researched the title or the developer's pedigree then taken a pass on.
    Most recently I took a notice to Bomb Boat... there's hardly any info about it online. I'm hopeful it will be a fun PacMan derivative. Except that one wasn't "cheap". There are new copies on Amazon US (searching the Japanese title) for like $30-40, but that seems a bit steep for a "Super Lite" bargain game - it's the kind of game I'd expect to find used copies of for <$10. I can guess it was a late release and had limited print run. Anyhow.. still lots of interesting stuff to stumble upon out there.
    Oh, yeah. PS1 still has a lot of interesting uncharted territory to dig through, where about all there is is a catalog number and maybe a Japanese YouTube clip of an opening movie. I've dug on that a bunch these last couple of years.

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    I've never bought anything off eBay myself. For me it was always the thrill of the hunt, I'd go out on my day off and come home with a couple of bags of games and various weirdness. I've done things like leave early on a Saturday and spend 12 hours driving across east Texas, hitting every thrift, flea market, or game store in every town. But people have become aware of how much fun those retro games are, and nobody's donating old stuff like they used to. The experience of searching for games was so much fun for me years ago, now there's nothing to find. Sure, I can look on eBay but it's just not the same thrill.

    I have bought games online in the past. When Rakuten started selling internationally I did have fun buying a bunch of PC-Engine games without knowing what on Earth I was buying because of the language barrier. I bought a bunch of random cheap games and a few more interesting looking costly ones. By the time I was ready to buy more, Rakuten was essentially stripped bare of PC-Engine stuff and most retro games. Now you search for "old video games" there and you only find T-shirts and PS4 games. I kind of feel like my hobby has been taken away from me.

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    Not a game, but game related... one of the more interesting imports I've picked up. A JPN Super Famicom SF2 HyperFighting Chun Li store standee display



    About 2-3 years ago they released some model kits of the popular Japanese arcade cabinet made by SEGA called the Astro City. This machine came onto the scene in 1993 and became one of the more iconic cabinets, so of course I had to pick up a bunch of these model kits (about twenty of them!). Fast forward to today, got a 21st model kit but had a Raspberry Pi, LCD screen, sound card, and speaker put inside. Loaded with lots of vertical games and playable via bluetooth controller haha.



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    Aww man, that's great!

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    I imported a UK copy of Sonic Riders for PC. It's quite good, though the slowdown from the console version is still present.

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    Yes,pinball arcade season II counts as a import since it's physical release was europe only.Also pickup a disc only copy of soul star for the sega-cd,japanese version.

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    Recently, I finished the work I was doing on the upcoming Hardcore Gaming 101 book, the Guide to Retro Horror Games (due out this October), so as a reward, I decided to treat myself to something appropriate.



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    I been obsessed with Japanese titles ever since I found out that you can play them on US Gameboys like original, color and advance. My last one that just came in is Kirby No Pinball. Very nice and fun little game.

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    I don't know about you but I would find a game where Kirby isn't allowed to play pinball a bit sad and depressing

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    One of the more pricey mega-cd games but i found one finally i was willing to pay for.

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    I just ordered these - they haven't got here yet:




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    Even though my PC-FX is still buried in my closet and I haven't played it in years, I got the itch to add to my collection and picked up a cheap copy of Tonari no Princess Rolfee:



    I think I'm now fewer than 20 games away from having the full library? I got the "big" ones, like Zenki, Zeroigar, and Chip-chan Kick, but there are still some pretty pricey and/or difficult to find games among what I'm lacking.

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    I have a pcfx with about 10 games. A really big drawback for me is the lack of extension cables for the controller.
    When I come home from a long day in Hell, there's nothing I'd rather reach for than a fire-brewed bottle of Styx Beer. Made from the filthiest waters from our own River Styx. Styx Beer is a third more toxic than any other regular beer. The worst beer - the filthiest beer - the deadliest beer. It's Styx Beer!

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    why don't you extend power and av cables and set it closer to you?


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