Monday Morning Reds...

Following on from the Sunday night blues that I am sure we all experience, comes the Monday morning reds. Monday morning reds can occur as either; hungover, bloodshot eyes; hours of NTSC Dreamcast fun [red swirl]; or, in my case, the Royal Mail delivery man.

Over at SEGA Nerds, they have been posting about the new House of The Dead game, out on Wii I think. I don't have a Wii, so I don't care about that to be honest. What I did care about though, was my recent purchase - a UK DC gun. It came with HoTD2 (already have it in PAL and Jap) but it brought my gun tally up to two.


Another welcome addition to the residence was a FREE hand-me-down 42" Plasma monitor  . Amazing. This is going to rock. Can't wait. Thank you Mr. Postman.

18 comments:

Barry said...

Lots of guns have been bought in the past few days on the junkyard. Do you guys wanna talk? Its going to be okay, we all wish we could go to Dubai but its just not gonna happen. Let them have their theme park and put the light gun down.

A Moomin said...

Barry, I love your sonic picture.

I'm still using a 24 inch (guess) CRT.

Tomleecee said...

Does the lightgun work with a plasma screen? The only downside of playing my DC in crystal clear VGA mode on my LCD HDTV is that the lightgun is incompatible with it.

マーティン said...

I'll have to check if it is compatible - websites seem to disagree on the matter for plasma screens. Even if it's not, I can play on my 28" CRT no problem.

@Barry, yeh I think we all need help :)

Barry said...

I think I've joined the gun club, I'm gunning for (no pun intended) a lightgun on ebay at the moment.

Benjamin said...

Sweet...I just upgraded from a 27 crt to a 65!!!!! inch LED DLP and yeah.....I'm in heaven.
I'm still running the dreamcast on the Kiosk I have that is 13inches. Its too old school to change...although people more and more when they see the kiosk say "whats dreamcast?" :( its only been ten years people.

Barry said...

I can happily say that I finally joined the Dreamcast gun club! I snagged The House of the Dead 2 Japanese lightgun boxed set for $23.50 on ebay:
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee53/naesss2/endless/dreamcast%20jp%20games%2002/027.jpg?t=1232417192

マーティン said...

Keep in it the kiosk Benjamin, and keep educating people.

Barry, you've just been given two tickets to the gun show, my friend.

Barry said...

Any chance of an article on Death Crimson 2? From what I've read, its a so-so lightgun game that has the awesome ability for one to record custom voices for in-game damage. example: player 1 gets shot and yells "That smarts!" in your own voice.

マーティン said...

@ Barry: I am onto that. Got a copy of the game sat in my review pile. Keep reading ;)

Caleb said...

Death Crimson 2?

I have that game!

I did not know about the recording aspect of it though...I will have to try that out.

I have played through it and it has a ton of cutscenes.

Barry said...

Caleb, check out gamefaqs, I read a pretty helpful faq of what the Japanese menus read in english and how much space you need to record your voice.

マーティン, totally can't wait! PS-what does マーティン read as in English?

マーティン said...

It reads "Martin". I should probably change that... =)

Barry said...

No! Leave it. Makes you unique among the others. Though if I may suggest "マーティン, I'm the man."

lame American sitcom reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OWlIBliuG8

マーティン said...

good-o, because I can't be arsed figuring out how to change it anyway!

Barry said...

This article inspired me. :)
Just received my Japanese DC light gun and HOTD2, plus scored a starfire light gun and the US version of Confidential Mission on ebay. Totaled out to $55 for 2 games and 2 guns.

Barry said...

And yes, I'm aware that the JP gun won't work on Confidential Mission.

マーティン said...

@ Barry - knowing that you have been inspired, only inspires us at the 'yard to work hard at delivering top quality articles with true life experiences on a regular basis.

Sound cheesy? Hell yes. Am I being sincere? Hell yes. Happy gaming and keep reading - I have more coming your way ;)