Just thought I’d stop in and, you know, keep you all up-to-date on the constant and engaging tale that is my retro collecting life. Apparently, a blog is far more engaging when it’s updated from time to time.
Personally, I think that’s just a vicious rumor started by people up to no good.
I’ve had some great acquisitions of late, thanks to a combination of beloved people hunting down bargains for me, and my own shrewd dealings at local markets and buy/sell groups. Managed to bolster my Nintendo handheld collection a bit thanks to an original Gameboy with some carts (included a boxed copy of Aerostar in really good condition) and a boxed 3-in-1 Gameboy Advance title (itself a collection of retro games like Asteroids, is that some kind of double retro win?)
I’ve also scored a Nintendo 64 with all cords that looks a damn sight prettier than my current 64 (a dented and sorry thing) and a few SNES and 64 carts. A great smattering of variety that I’ll get into playing this coming weekend. In other news, my Panasonic 3DO – yes, the one I waited what seemed like decades for – is proving to be a source of crazy frustration and mild suicidal tendencies. While it happily plays Putt-Putt’s fun pack – the kids game I got bundled with it that is far less fun than its name suggests – it won’t play any ISO images that I burn, including Street Fighter 2 Turbo.
I’ve tried different images, different burning programs and a couple of different burning programs. As the pictures below will show you, I even opened up the 3DO and despite being impressed with how mint it was on the inside, cleaned the CD lens anyway. It just refuses to play anything burnt. Putt-Putt’s works fine, as do audio CDs, but my final thoughts are that I need to invest in some really expensive CD-R media. According to internet sources, the 3DO is very fussy about the media used, so anyone got recommendations of good CD-R brands? I mean, really good? Also, looks like I jumped the gun on the start of the 3 part console feature in Atomic. It’ll be next month now, so keep your eyes out for the first part (8-bit consoles) at your local, awesome, newsagent.