Retro gaming new acquisitions

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It was nice to buy a new game, if you know what I mean?

It’s good fun as well!
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Looks like something id happily of played, maybe ill dig out a Sega at some point and play a few games :lol:
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Not terribly interesting to most people, but I collect new/unused controllers, and finally completed my PS1 set. I picked up the white PSone controller in a random vape shop while visiting family for a tenner :) You can also see here the little known 'Analog Controller' which was around for a very short time before the Dual Shock came out, you can tell the difference by the longer handles and indented analog sticks. It also doesn't rumble.
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I think controllers are actually really important elements to a console, it’s the bit you interact with the most and some are so iconic that they’re almost more recognisable that the console.
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Wow seeing them controllers brings back some memories 8)
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lejackal wrote:
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I think controllers are actually really important elements to a console, it’s the bit you interact with the most and some are so iconic that they’re almost more recognisable that the console.
I started collecting them because they were cheaper and took up less space than consoles. But you're right, to me they are one of the most interesting parts, especially looking at the progression (although funnily enough the PlayStation controller hasn't changed a lot in 25 years!) I also like collecting them because when you buy a used console the controller is usually the most knackered part, so it's nice having a set of fresh ones should I ever want to use them. Although the vintage collector in me says no :lol:
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edd_jedi wrote:
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lejackal wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:33 am
I think controllers are actually really important elements to a console, it’s the bit you interact with the most and some are so iconic that they’re almost more recognisable that the console.
I started collecting them because they were cheaper and took up less space than consoles. But you're right, to me they are one of the most interesting parts, especially looking at the progression (although funnily enough the PlayStation controller hasn't changed a lot in 25 years!) I also like collecting them because when you buy a used console the controller is usually the most knackered part, so it's nice having a set of fresh ones should I ever want to use them. Although the vintage collector in me says no :lol:
Haha- the arcade stick I managed to get for the Dreamcast was pretty much unused and I didn’t think twice about putting it to work
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Now this might not look retro but it is rammed full of retro goodness 8)
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Another homebrew pick up, this is a brutal arcade scroller that takes no prisoners. Great fun!
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I haven't bought much recently, but am very happy with this sealed Game Boy Color I got from eBay. It was a second chance offer as the highest bidder pulled out :)
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Oh that game boy brings back good memories nice pick up Ed!
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Nice game boy colour, I remember talking about these and friends saying Nintendo couldn’t make them work because the battery’s didn’t last! lol
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Nice one Edd!

My latest is someone less spectacular but it will give me hours of entertainment :mrgreen:

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