50 Today!

You may recall a few weeks ago that I told fanciful stories of a not-to-distant land that goes by the name of 'Salford.' Tis a strange place full of rat faced children who roam the destitute and derelict streets looking for elderly people to harass; and drunken louts who enjoy nothing more than throwing bricks at you if you look in their general direction. It's also home to the mighty Manchester United, so it's not all bad.

Anyhow, today I made a return trip to seek out that branch of Gamestation that somehow manages to always have an abundance of the rarest Dreamcast games on the planet. I was not dissapointed. Not only did they have three (yes, THREE!) boxed copies of Shenmue 2 - all in mint condition I might add, but they also had a superlative selection of other games for sale at hideously fair prices. Not wanting to break into my weekend beer money stash, I limited myself to spending only £10 - but ended up going slightly over budget. Here's why:

Out Trigger
Heavy Metal Geomatrix
18 Wheeler
Virtua Tennis.

The total cash tendered?


TWELVE POUNDS AND NINETY EIGHT PENCE!!


What the hell can you get for £12.98? Not a lot in this day and age...but I got four awesome Dreamcast games, all in literally brand new condition. They had many more games too (Record of Lodoss War, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure, Zombie Revenge, MDK2, GTA 2, Giant Killers...), and I'll be back there next week without a doubt. But the reason for that title is simple - today's buy has brought the Dreamcast Junkyard's total number of games up to a mind splintering 50!

Oh happy day.

You may be wondering why I'm actually bothering to write this shit when I should be out 'celebrating' St . Patrick's Day like everyone else. Well, I'm not. The reason? Well, it's nothing more than a huge marketing scam by Guinness is it? They can shove their disgusting brew...this gamer (as you probably already knew) doesnt fall for clever marketing slogans...

12 comments:

Ross said...

Eh, I'm not celebrating St. Patrick's Day either...

I'm also not an ounce Irish and I dont drink, so...

Ross said...

Oh, and nice deals on the games! I'm also a bargain hunter myself, and I like my games nice and cheap. I think I might be done with my DC collection though... Not much more I can think of that I want to play on it. Is Sonic Shuffle any good (if you've played it)? I'm a big fan of Mario Party.

The GagaMan(n) said...

You lucky git, I've been hunting for OutTrigger forever and you got it for next to nothing...and I didn't even know Heavy metal even came out in PAL format. O_O

Tomleecee said...

Ross - I've heard very bad things about Sonic Shuffle...it wasnt developed by Sega you see. You'd probably do best to avoid it at all costs if you want to play it...but if you just want it in your collection for the sake of it, it's quite sought after.

Gagaman - I know, how lucky was I?! That branch of Gamestation is unbelievable. It was like walking into heaven!!

The GagaMan(n) said...

Our branch down here in Southend is rather lousy, but the one up in Balsidon quite often has some nice bits (it's where I gots me lightgun set recently for £20 with Phantasy Star Ver.2 thrown in).

Kin of Creator said...

Stop your silly over budgetry shennanigans (that word is now owned by Guinness), and get down to some serious patronage of St. Holt!

Tomleecee said...

Gagaman - yeah, there are some great bargains to be had at GS simply because DC games/peripherals are only sought after by relatively few people when compared to PS2/XB stuff. I got HOTD2, with the gun in the box (complete with cardboard wraparound thing) for £7.99! Now all I need is a damn fishing rod...

gnome said...

Since I really don't know any St Patrick, and believe that Guiness is an almost decent-cheapish beer, I'll ask you one thing Tomleece: Are you a Man Utd fan?

Tomleecee said...

Gnome - Yeah, Im a United fan. Have been since the dawn of time...and I live about 20 minutes away from Old Trafford - the theatre of dreams (or nightmares if you take into account the last few seasons!).

gnome said...

Wow!!! Great! I'm a Panathinaikos fan, and thing s here are really worse... And almost visited Old Trafford, at a game we had lost, put did definetely put up a decent challenge... The days, the days...

PS United is the only english team I ever enjoyed watching. Spirited, so not like Chelsea...

Tomleecee said...

yeah - although in recent times we've not beein doing so well, not like the good old days when we were a true european force. We've played each other a few times in the Champions League in recent years havnt we, my cousin went to greece recently and bought a panathinaikos shirt as a souvenier

gnome said...

And a girl I know who is studying in MAnchester is supposed to bring me a Man Utd shirt, but her rotten brain keeps forgetting that...

Champions League. I can almost remeber participating, without being ridiculed at each and every match. At least United can't get ridiculed. That's something you know....