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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:43 pm

One day I must do a charity shop run of the entire Greater Glasgow area - Kirkintilloch, Paisley, Clydebank, Glasgow's West End/City Centre, the whole shebang. I've managed a few great picks in the past - couple of PS1 games, Mega Drive Aladdin - would be interesting to see what else I can pick up.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:43 pm

To satisfy my curiosity, the next time you go on one of your trips can you log everything you see?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:39 pm

Drumstick wrote:To satisfy my curiosity, the next time you go on one of your trips can you log everything you see?



I have a pretty good mental log of everything that was on my last trip.

I got all the games I mentioned from a sense charity shop, I also picked up Starwars Force Unleashed 2 for xbox360 for 50p but didnt mention it as I didnt consider it retro , what i didnt get was a copy of fifa 12 and fifa 14 for xbox360 as well its fifa isent it. I was a little annoyed as they had a blue ray of Terminator 2 under the counter and I wanted to get it but apparently under the counter is stuff quarantined waiting to be deemed covid safe.

I went in a air ambulandce, salvation army, treetops and sue rider charity shops and they had nothing, I dont just mean no games they had nothing much good in general.

I went in a light house which had lots of games but all very expensive, Killzone for ps3 4 quid, one of the singstar games for ps3 for 4quid there was also a fair few bits at 3quid which I ignored one was a copy of half life 2 for xbox which looked like a dog had attempted to eat it which was a shame as in a good condition id have wanted it for that, then there were a bunch of PS2 Fifa games , a return to castle wolfenstein for xbox missing manual and with a hyper scratched disc, a moto gp game for original xbox also missing disc and looking worse for wear.... I did grab a copy of Pangya Golf with Style for Wii for 2quid in good condition but again didnt list it here because its not that retro.

I also looked at a lot of dvd's and blue rays but all I grabbed was a set of The SnowMan and The SnowMan and Snowdog on Blue ray for 2quid mostly because my mum loved the Snowman when she was alive and it made me think of her, figured id watch it close to christmas

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by OrangeRKN » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:50 pm

Sandy wrote:I just want to know where this mythical charity shop is. There are 7 charity shops in my town and not one of them ever has anything other than 20 copies of FIFA and a couple of versions of Just Dance.


Same and I am both impressed and upset by Kerr's constant finds :lol:

When I volunteered at my local RSPCA shop when I was at school they did straight up gift me an N64 and a few games that came in because they couldn't sell them. So that was pretty great (even though I already owned 3 N64s at that point :lol:)

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by kerr9000 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:47 pm

I went on another charity shop expedition today and got

Halo 2 complete for Xbox for £1
Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup complete for Xbox for £1
Time Splitters 2 (classics version) complete for Xbox for £1

I also went in an Indy game shop and got Rise of the Robots for SNES cart only for £3 a Japanese loose cart of Streets of Rage 2 for Megadrive for £10, a complete Japanese copy of Super Real Basketball complete for Megadrive for £10 and a complete copy of Jersey Devil for PS1 for £8.

I have a bit of a thing for Japanese Megadrive stuff.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:28 am

I've been tinkering with a couple of PS2s the past few days, trying to get them softmodded. One for my mum's partner, the other just for a giggle. I ended up buying a cheapo component cable and bloody hell, I feel like Tobey Maguire!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:00 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I've been tinkering with a couple of PS2s the past few days, trying to get them softmodded. One for my mum's partner, the other just for a giggle. I ended up buying a cheapo component cable and bloody hell, I feel like Tobey Maguire!

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It's really astounding the difference even a cheap component cable can make over the basic Composite output, especially for PS2, XBox and GameCube stuff.

Composite is generally fine for small to medium sized CRTs (Tube TVs by their nature hide a lot of the flaws), but bigger CRT's and modern flat panels really benefit from the higher quality of Component or RGB SCART signals.

I would warn though that once you start to notice things like this, it's really easy to fall down the rabbit hole of trying to get the best picture quality you can out of every system which can get real expensive real quick. :lol:

https://www.retrorgb.com/ - This is pretty much my go-to site for details on how to get the best out of just about every system you can think of. Always worth looking into, plus they cover a lot of the goings on in the modding and retro-hardware scene.

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