Welcome to Game Collecting 101. In this series we will be looking at every facet of game collecting. From how to start your collection, to keeping your games in peak condition, this guide give you the tools of the trade.
Today we are going to build upon what was previously discussed in our first article (if you haven’t read it, you can check is out here), by taking a look at the invaluable tools at your disposal as a game collector.
LAST TIME ON SUBSTANCE TV, an underdog rose to the challenge and took over it’s competition. Sega had beaten Nintendo! Mario lay bleeding on the ground as Sonic stood above him ready to deliver his finishing move!! Could the company come back or is this really the end for this Powerful Plumber..
Find out.. NOW!
I see alot of hate from this company nowadays.. and I get it! Considering what we’ve seen come from them in this day and age. Hell, most of the hate heralds from the new generation of gamers, but some of it spans from the generation that grew up when SEGA was actually a household name. Most of you are probably reading that line and laughing your face off thinking, “There’s no way that ever happened as much as they suck!”
Well, it did.
Ever killed a baddy in Golden Axe and thought hey that scream o’ death sounds vaguely familiar? Well your hunch would be right. Many of those screams were lifted directly from movies of the 80′s such as Conan the Barbarian and Rambo and digitized. Hey don’t take my word for it, check out the video below for a direct comparison between the games and the movies.
Out of left field Capcom has announced Marvel vs. Capcom Orgins for both XBLA and PSN. Origins will include both Marvel Superheroes and the original Marvel vs. Capcom. Personally I’m more hyped for Marvel Superheroes as it still one of my favorite arcade games of all time. The collection is due in September 2012 for just $15.
Looks like something good did actually come out of the glitchy mess that is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
You may have heard about this wondrous marriage of arcade and Virtual Boy last year when KLOV forum user “Tighe” created this beaut. Well as they say all good things must come to an end, or in this case it comes to an end when you get the chance to buy a Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball machine.
Now you might already know this, but the Neo Geo was the first home game console to feature a removable memory card for saved games. Even more interesting, memory cards from the home console AES could be played on the arcade MVS hardware and vice versa.
The original SNK memory card could store up to 2 kilobytes of data. This roughly translated into 17-27 game save positions on the card. Of course the amount of saves all depended on the size of each game. As time went on, games started increasing in size demanding more space. This meant the card only held a dozen or so game saves.
Like most memory cards or saving device of the time, the card had a built-in lithium battery. This battery was technically replaceable. I say that because it was a pain to replace. The battery lasted somewhere in the ballpark of 5-7 years. After that it was a crap shot. Some would work for decades while others died.
This posed a problem to devotees of the system.