Busy Playin’ Some ‘Station!

For those of you waiting to see some more Star Wars goodies,my bad ūüė¶¬† I’ve been spending the little freetime I have gaming hard on my PlayStation!Two more gems that I’ll be attempting to put a dent in by¬† weeks end!Be back to post about some figs soon!Peace¬†¬†: )¬†

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X-Mas Haul part 3 of 3

While far¬†from complete, my Star Wars collection is slowly amassing. I can’t believe I found this set on Amazon for¬† $6.25.Yeah I had to pay an extra 5 to get it shipped but still. Most Boba Fett figures alone ¬†cost upwards of $12 -15 bucks online these days. I’m still skeptical about the low price. With so many collectors looking for¬† immaculate MOC items, I’m wondering if the mark down¬† had something¬†to do with the crossed out “Only At Target” sticker? Aaah, who cares. I’m opening anyways. More Grain¬† PlayStation goodness!I’ve been wanting to play Iron Man/XO Manowar for a while now.Plus the “little kid” inside me was begging for a shoot ’em up, side-scrolling plat-former for Christmas and i wasn’t about to disappoint. How cool is that Spider-Man figurine and¬†tiny Ninja?! My¬†girls got me those ūüôā¬†All in all a great Christmas.. stressful at times .. but well worth it. Oh, and did I forget to mention stressful? I kid. Anyways. Aim for¬† those goals that are¬†most likely attainable in 2014¬†and have a happy new year!

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Memorable Video Game Moments!

After out growing action figures and making the transition into…no not adult hood…comic books and Baseball cards,my interest in video games also became more prevalent.Video games gave me the ability to actually control the comic book characters ¬†as well as play out a full 9 inning game of Baseball using my favorite teams.Enter the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES!I didn’t get to own one of these bad boys until the tail end of its popularity and it was a good thing because at that point there were tons of quality games out ¬†for it.But the two games that really made an impact on me in the early 90’s were LJN’s Wolverine and ¬†RBI Baseball 3!I remember walking into my local Electronics Boutique and seeing these two games on ¬†display.I would pick up the display boxes and shake them a bit first,wondering if the actual game was inside,and then turn over to the back to check out the screenshots and drool at the prospect of one day having my own copies of ¬†Wolverine and RBI 3!

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After saving up enough Christmas cash I was finally able to pick up a copy of ¬†Wolverine and RBI 3 and didn’t leave the house for a good week or two.I played both of these games religiously ,waking up early on the weekends ¬†to spend more QT with my NES ¬†ūüėČ .

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Heroic Moments In Gaming: Freedom Force PC 1/9-1/15

Needless to say this segment¬† falls under the “Things”¬† category of¬† this¬† blog’s title.Even before games like X-Men Legends or Marvel Ultimate Alliance released,there existed a little gem for the PC called Freedom Force. I really didn’t know what to expect from this game when i picked it up online close to 6 years ago.The game ran on earlier versions of XP and required a bit of troubleshooting and patching for it to run correctly,but once i got around to playing it i was hooked!The storyline and¬† cut scenes are styled¬† after¬† comics of the early 80’s variety with “Stan Lee -like” narration. This really is the closest you’ll ever come to actually playing a comic book IMO.I expected the characters to come off as cheesy knock-offs , but the character designs and background stories are totally original and very much comparable¬† to those in the Marvel and DC universe.The packaging was what got me when it first arrived in the mail with a shiny embossed look and a front cover that opens up to reveal awesome artwork and additional screen shots . I never managed to beat the game the first time around but now that i have a separate¬† computer running an older version of XP i’m ready to give it another try.Enjoy the pics!

Here are some of the character bios from the game’s manual!