Gust Blog by Ben aka Shenmueso
It was a hard sell even back then. Shenmue was set apart from other console releases thanks to the game-world's tone, pacing and depth, it's realistic use of time and routine and it's uncompromising demand of your patience. You had to sink into Shenmue to get the most out of it, but for those who did it was a gaming experience quite unlike anything that had come before it. Shenmue was a serene and surreal murder mystery investigate-em-up, seamlessly interspersed with action & story as you freely pursued your goal....
Guest Blog by Ken Ashton
Having formulated the idea to begin a gaming collection some time ago I spent a little time floundering in the wilderness looking for some sense of direction or inspiration of how to proceed. What becomes obvious very quickly is that there is no right or wrong way to proceed but having listened to ideas from much more experienced gamers/collectors here are some ideas which have worked for me and may prove of use to others.
By Gemma ~@Juicygamereviews
It's been a long problem for us gamers that causes a lot of upset when buying video game consoles. I'm talking about consoles yellowing. That filthy, mustard looking appearance of the shells of the Super Nintendo, Amiga and many more. The horrendous colour change is caused by too much exposure to UV light which conflicts with the chemical, Bromine (makes the plastic fire retardant) thus causing the yellowing.
There are numerous ways to reverse or lessen the chemical reaction, therefore, restoring the plastic cases back towards their original colour. I recently did this with my Amiga 500+. I purchased it and got a pretty good deal but the downside was the plastic case, keys, mouse and power box were a solid eight out of ten on the severity scale for yellowing. I'm going to tell you my procedure which worked wonders for me...
By Gemma ~ @Juicy Game Reviews
I've dreamt about owning the SNES-CD for years. It was the kind of thing I read about that made be believe that it wasn't even real. Numerous magazine sources had documented the story behind the ill fated SNES-CD that made millions of gamers gasp at the thought of finding such a wonder. Yesterday I was stunned as news of an actual prototype had been found and posted on Reddit. A lucky chap by the name of Dan Diebold is the owner of the SNES-CD and has since spoke with Polygon about the find. Now, just pause for a moment and try to imagine finding this in a box that was going to be tossed out by your fathers friend! It's absolutely unimaginable that the SNES-CD has been lurking in the depths all these years and what I'd give to own this. I would hedge my bets that this SNES-CD will become one of the single most expensive gaming in the world. That's a large claim but I'm interested to know what you think?
Nintendo teamed up with Sony to create a CD-rom add on for the Super Nintendo. To this day, I've heard people on my Facebook group that they had never heard of the project so this find may come as a surprise for some people. Sony were working on a chip, the SPC700 that was used in the Super Nintendo console and it was this chip that led to a relationship being built between Sony and Nintendo. Here's where the SNES-CD comes in. The console was planned to be able to play original SNES cartridges as well as SNES-CD games.
Nintendo eventually pulled out of the deal and left the project to team up with Phillips and Sony carried on to make the Playstation 1. What a disaster move on Nintendo's part?! Imagine if Nintendo hadn't pulled out of the deal? On the flip side, we wouldn't have had the Sony Playstation 1 if Nintendo had of remained on the project. What do you guys think? Take a look at the video reveal.
UPDATE: CLICK HERE OR SEE BELOW TO WATCH A SKYPE INTERVIEW I DID WITH DAN, THE OWNER
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