For those of you waiting to see some more Star Wars goodies,my bad 😦 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 : )
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 🙂 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!
Yes!PS One games 🙂 Remember when games came in durable, screenshot heavy cases? That NBA live game was .99 cents!I got the hot cocoa Avengers mug from my sister and the games from a local video game store that specializes in older games and systems. Snagged up Red Skull from Wal-Mart.
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!
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 😉 .
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!