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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby EdBoon on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:47 pm

GyroVorbis wrote:Spent waaaaaaaay too much money this time, but I couldn't resist. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you (as far as I know) the rarest Dreamcast peripheral of all:
DreamKara (Dreamcast Karaoke):


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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby CC Ricers on Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:03 am

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I totally dig that karaoke peripheral. It reminds me of my old USB audio interface. Fancy plugging in a guitar or keyboard into that, although mic preamps have a different sound tolerance than line inputs.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Van-B on Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:32 pm

Some of the dreamcast peripherals were really well made - I mean look at that thing!
Puts all this expensive shiny black plastic crap we have nowadays to shame.

Shame about the dreamcast mouse, damn that thing sucked.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Falco Girgis on Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:07 pm

This week's game purchase is another rare Dreamcast import. I got the PAL version (because it's in English). Rez never made it to the states.

Rez (Dreamcast)
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Rez is an extremely experimental game that fully encompasses all of the unhampered creativity that has become the hallmark of the Dreamcast. It's a "dance-rhythm shooter" in which the player flies through each wire-frame, trippy as hell level, destroying portions of a "computer virus" and simultaneously creating trippy electronic music. The graphics are some of the best that the Dreamcast has ever seen (better than the PS2 port). It also has quite a few extremely impressive special effects for the console. It's basically a video game-based acid trip while on ecstacy...

If you haven't played this extremely rare gem, get off your asses and get it for the Dreamcast, PS2, or XBLA. The XBox version is actually full 720p. The Dreamcast version is 480p, and the PS2 version sucks the most ass with 480i.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Trask on Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:30 pm

Excellent choice, I love that game. I didn't know they ported it to XBLA though!
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:12 pm

What happened Falco, did your rent go up or are you having trouble finding DreamCast paraphernalia that you don't already own?

Anyways, I just received this in the mail:
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Hell yeah!
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Falco Girgis on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:51 pm

Since I have been homeless these last three months, all of my games are in storage, and I have been spending all of my extra cash on rebuilding my house, I have had to take a respite from this.

I should be moving in next week, though, so expect me to resume.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Thel on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Rez is one of my fav vgs on PS2! Level 3 track is Ken Ishii…he too sequenced some unusual tracks for LSD on PS1…as well as composing some excellent intelligent techno in the 90s! Sorry to hear of your homelessness.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Falco Girgis on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:45 am

Thel wrote:Rez is one of my fav vgs on PS2! Level 3 track is Ken Ishii…he too sequenced some unusual tracks for LSD on PS1…as well as composing some excellent intelligent techno in the 90s! Sorry to hear of your homelessness.
Haha, it's all good on the homelessness!

But yeah, Rez is one of the greatest games ever. Definitely a lost Dreamcast gem (I'll let you guess which console I prefer it on). ;)
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Falco Girgis on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:03 pm

About a year ago, I quit posting to this thread. I fell into a depression of sorts, had plenty of bills to pay, and wasn't particularly financially stable. It was also much easier to blow that kind of money on video games when I lived with my girlfriend who also made an engineering salary.

Anyway, I have since pulled my dick out of the dirt, established financial stability, and a renewed zest for life (and video games). I may not update this bitch biweekly, but I will update regularly.

I picked this bitch up at the Flea Market yesterday morning. I haggled it down to $30, because the guy didn't have the instruction manual.
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I have never played the first one, but I own and have beaten Grandia II on the Dreamcast and Grandia III on the PS2. Grandia 2 was a masterpiece, and 3 was a piece of shit. I hear the first one is supposed to be great too, and it's a rare, collectable PS1 RPG otherwise.

I really would have preferred the Saturn version, but it wasn't released in the US, and it isn't in English... I have it burned to a disc, but I can't read any of it.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Tvspelsfreak on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:16 pm

Great game! I had no idea it had gotten rare though. I got mine back when it was released on the PS1, and it was sold as a budget title from day one over here.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Falco Girgis on Mon May 27, 2013 3:10 pm

Got the random urge to purchase another classic PSOne RPG, and the local gamestore had just the medicine...

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I really can't tell you fuck-all about it, other than it is highly prized by collectors and is supposed to be awesome. I really want to get the first one on SNES now.
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Tvspelsfreak on Mon May 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Awesome game!
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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby MarauderIIC on Tue May 28, 2013 6:36 am

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Re: Falco's Biweekly Game Purchases

Postby Falco Girgis on Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:37 pm

I honestly don't know shit about this game, but I do know that it is one of the RPG gems that I need for my collection.

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