Return of the...um...Brown Leather Jacket

That title won't make sense unless you're familiar with shite, late nineties British rap. However, Ladies and Gents - today my collection of Dreamcast stuff reached not one, but TWO Earth-splintering milestones. If you divert your eyes away from this very sentence, and point them slightly up and to the left you will no doubt, via use of the cones and rods every-so-neatly crammed into your eyeballs, be able to make out the distinct shapes of the numbers 'six' and 'zero.' This is because, my ginger beer drinking chums, today saw the arrival of the sixtieth* game into my collection! Of course, now that the 'Yard has assimilated the services of The GagaMan, the overall figure of Dreamcast related items is rapidly approaching a number only matched by the number of nuclear warheads George W. Bush has waiting to launch at the push of a single, flashing red button.

Shudder.

But back to me. Yes, today at lunchtime I took my crappy old Gameboy Advance to Elysium (Gamestation) and was awarded the princely trade price of 40 notes for it. With this I was able to procure MDK2, Zombie Revenge, two PC games (FarCry & Evil Twin)...and...

SHENMUE 2!!!!!!!


IN BRAND NEW CONDITION! NO tatty corners on the cardboard sleeve; NO scratches on ANY of the disks; NO spunk stains or bits of biscuit/cheese/pubes (delete as applicable) crushed into the pages of the manual!

There is a downside to all of this you understand - I still haven't even found the bar where the sailors 'hang out' in Dobuita in Shenmue 1, and since I'm abstaining from playing Shenmue 2 till I've completed the first segment of the adventure, I reckon it's gonna be a while before I actually get to play it...

Like the French Foreign Legion recruit in that ancient Kellog's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes advert, I will "RESIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIST!!" But then, when I eventually complete Shenmue 2 and have inevitably become enlightened that it is indeed the best thing ever, I'll be so totally crushed that there isn't a 3rd and final chapter and then commit suicide. So it's probably for the best that I refrain from pulling on that brown leather jacket...for a few weeks at least...

...And Breathe.

As is the norm, I will now impose my opinion about some films I saw recently. However, unlike in the past, I will keep it extremely short and even sweeter:

  1. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: Turgid. Depp - miscast, pathetic, camp, gay, bollocks. The original had soul, passion...DECENT ACTING.
  2. Cinderella Man: Fantastic. Every time I read about Russell Crowe being arrested for being a tosser (or repeatedly smashing a telephone into a receptionists' face - come on, we've all done it), I wonder why he's even famous. Then I watch a film like Cinderella Man and all is forgotten. Marvellous.
End of rant. Oh, and check this Dreamcast bike out. Yes, It's fucking UK:Resistance, and you've probably seen it already, but it's DC related so check it out, y'all. And (please?) make comments so I don't look like the only one sad enough to bother...

*-The total number of games is actually 63 (if I include Planet Ring and WWF Warzone), but I couldn't find a '63 Today' badge. Fucking Google image result philastines.

12 comments:

The GagaMan(n) said...

You got £40 for a GBA in Gamestation? I took a spare Neo geo Pocket up my near store a while back and they offered £8 for it, so I refused (Might as well keep it). Their tight bastards in my Gamestation, only offereing 50p for PSone games (which they'll then sell for a fiver each) if they even accept them at all ("Too scarthed is a common saying).

That DC bike rocks, I want one.

Tomleecee said...

There were a few unboxed games with it too, I hasten to add - they actually gave me £26 for the console. Which they'll sell for £40. Cunts.

Anonymous said...

tomleecee you ham 'n' egger!

Tomleecee said...

There's only one person I know who regularly partakes in Ham & Eggs based insults, Mr 'Anonymous'...

jaypeedoubleu? said...

Damn it! you got me sheriff.Good job on the blog mate, keep up the good......work? p.s ham 'n' eggs is for life not just for xmas.

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Son_et_lumiere said...

Do you have SOA yet? Get it or i'll have to forcefeed you GD-Roms until you choke... It's the law i'm afraid.

The GagaMan(n) said...

Skies isn't the easiet game to find you know, esoecially if you don't rely on Ebay, although even that rarely gets it cheap..

Ross said...

I sold my SP and three games for $50. I needed cash for a DS though...

Here they buy normal GBA's for just $10. Actually, I'm not even sure if they give that much anymore, as the last time I checked the pricing was last fall.

Oh, and for the record, the three games I traded in with the GBA SP sucked ass.

Tomleecee said...

Fall? oh, Autumn? lol. £10 for a GBA is a bit of an insult though. I had Colin McRae 2, Advance GT3, DOOM, Tang Tang (shite) and 007 Nightfire for which they gave me £3 each.

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