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Chronicling the Schizophrenic ramblings of an individual too freaking stubborn to use emulators and has a passionate desire to collect and play all sorts of retro games and consoles.
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Retro Console Collecting - Part IX (I Suck At Updating)

Posted 21st April 2011 at 05:34 AM by Schizo (Retro Console Collecting)

Woah.

You're still here reading this? I applaud your tenacity. I've been far too busy lately with work/life/world domination to post a proper update lately.

Well, here goes.

Managed to pick up the following games off of ebay:
I may be forgetting some others, but I've not had great luck lately in scoring complete in box versions of games in halfway decent condition...
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Retro Console Collecting - Part VIII (The Neo-Geo)

Posted 18th February 2011 at 02:11 AM by Schizo (Retro Console Collecting)
Updated 18th February 2011 at 04:30 AM by Bayland

"Welcome to Crrrrrrrrrrrrrazy Schizo's Recto Console Collecting Emporium! I've got Segas, I've got Nintendos, I've got Playstations! Why, I've got enough cartridges to choke a horse! Stop on down today and bring the family because we've got pony rides and clowns making balloon animals! Remember kids, tell your folks the voices in your head told you to go to Crrrrrrrrrrrazy Schizo's!"

Wow. I should have been a used car salesman. Or a Three-Ring Circus Master. What's...
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Retro Console Collecting - Part VII (The Genesis/Mega Drive)

Posted 2nd February 2011 at 12:46 AM by Schizo (Retro Console Collecting)
Updated 2nd February 2011 at 12:48 AM by Schizo

Remember the last post I made, about how there were all sorts of different AC Adapters and compatibility issues with the Genesis?

This next bit might make that all seem simple in comparison.

So, with that out of the way...let's get started talking about the Genesis (or Mega Drive, depending on your country of origin). There were three different models produced. The first one was the one I lusted after the most, mostly because it was the same model I played on with my...
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Retro Console Collecting - Part VI (Power Blues)

Posted 21st January 2011 at 06:53 AM by Schizo (Retro Console Collecting)
Updated 18th February 2011 at 07:07 AM by Schizo

Helloooooooooooo Cincinnati! Are you ready to rock?

...which is what I would say if I were a rock star. In Cincinnati. About to rock out.

But alas, I am none of the above, just your run-of-the-mill console fanatic here today with another installment of Retro Console Collecting. Today I'm going to be discussing the trials and tribulations I've encountered regarding some power issues on the consoles as of late.

I think most of us (myself included) take for...
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Retro Console Collecting - Part V (Originals vs Remakes)

Posted 13th January 2011 at 01:07 AM by Schizo (Retro Console Collecting)

Greetings once again, and welcome to yet another installment of Retro Console Collecting.

After dropping some insane amounts of money on Christmas gifts and previously on some ebay finds, I'd decided to take it easy with the spending lately, which is partially why I've not posted to this in a while. However, some events last night inspired me to get a piece going for today.

Now, a recent trend I've noticed in gaming is "updating" or "modernizing" older...
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