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Posted on Oct 22nd 2013 at 12:09:54 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Gaming

So, after reading this article: http://www.gamespot.com/a...uction-ends/1100-6415683/ I have been thinking about what games I have enjoyed most and what are my favorites. I have around 30 games for the Wii so it is hard to pick my favorites but I am going to talk about 3 because I could talk all day on the subject. One of my favorites is Metroid Prime 3, the game is an absolute masterpiece. It is a perfect ending to the trilogy. I was first very weary of getting the game because I didn't want to get it home hoping for something great and then not being able to play it because of frusterating motion controls. Honestly the game doesn't utilize the motion control that much and I found it to be very responsive and fluent, I would highly recommend this game. The second game that I want to talk about is Kirby's Dream Collection. How can you go wrong with all of the Dream Land games on one disc?! And with Crystal Shards thrown in for a bonus, given that I do not really enjoy Crystal Shards much because an find it much to easy and not super creative with its level design. I have the special edition and am completely happy with that purchase. The last game that I will talk about is Mad World. My god this game is awesome. It can be had for just 3 dollars and I would buy it all day long. The game uses comic book style graphics and they are totally in black and white, the only thing that really has color is the blood and there is no shortage of it. The Wii is definitely one of my favorite systems of all time due to the amount of great games for it that are often overlooked. GameStop is running a B2G1 sale on all Wii games right now so it is a great time to pick up some of the best games at rock bottom prices. I also have a video going up later today showcasing every Wii game that I own, check the out over on my YouTube channel (YouTube.com/thesegasaturnguy). So what games do you hold highly on the Wii? It is truly a great system and should not be forgotten.



Posted on Oct 8th 2013 at 01:58:48 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Gaming

When I met my girlfriend I would have never guessed that she would like gaming. On the outside she is very girly and likes shopping, getting pedicures, etc.. On the inside however she is a pretty hardcore gamer. When we first met I didn't really let her see how much of a gamer I was because I was shy. The first time I went over to her house I stepped into her room and was not ready for what I saw, she had probably close to 50 Wii and GameCube games. Now we aren't talking like Wii Sports and DDR. She had Metroid, Zelda, Resident Evil, New Super Mario, Mario Sunshine, and many more. I was instantly head over heels. Over the 6 years that we have been together we have played so many games together but I enjoy just watching her play more. The reaction on her face when she figures out a tough puzzle or beats a difficult boss is priceless. Right now she has been playing Alice: Madness Returns on my PS3 and she is blowing through it really fast and I have enjoyed helping her figure out how to kill bosses without taking much damage and solving the puzzles. We recently finished Epic Mickey 2(it is no where near as good as the first one), we are currently thinking of what to go to next. So, do you guys game with your significant other? Were they a gamer before you met? I am a believer that gaming together builds a stronger partnership.



Posted on Oct 3rd 2013 at 01:23:28 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Retro blog

I was thinking the other day about the question of emulating. I have seen numerous people ask if they should just emulate, I am going to give my two cents. I do emulate many systems on my Dreamcast because the iso's are so plentiful such as the Neo Geo and the PCE because those systems are just so far out of my price range.. The problem I run into is that systems such as the NES and the Genesis get so expensive to collect for and truthfully I do not have that many favorites on those systems to feel comfortable spending tons of money on games. Since I preordered the Retron 5 I made the decision to rid myself of all of my NES and Genesis games and just buy flash carts for both of those systems. The Everdrive N8 flash cart for the NES cost me $108 which is not a bad price seeing that money NES games run around $10 if you want to get the better ones. Instead of having 10 NES games that would cost $100, I decided that I would rather pay $100 and be able to have all of the NES games. The same goes for the Genesis, I payed $53 for the Mega Driver flash cart which plays all Genesis, Megadrive, Sega 32x, Master system, and even Sega Cd games. When it comes down to it I am saving tons of money by emulating those games but I feel better and more satisfied because I am emulating them on actually hardware instead of sitting hunched over a computer. The Sega Saturn is my absolute favorite console and you would be absolutely correct if you were to say that it is an expensive console to collect for but with saving all of the money from emulating my cartridge games I am able to put most of my attention to collecting Saturn. So my belief is that you should collect physical copies of games for your favorite console or consoles but the consoles that you do not really touch that much I find it more beneficial to emulate using Flash Carts. The Saturn was my first console to I have a special connection to it and it is the system that I have spent that most time playing over the years.



Posted on Sep 26th 2013 at 01:38:40 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Plug n plays

Alright so last week while on a weekend vacation my girlfriend decided to visit meet with a person at the nearby college regarding her graduate school. Well naturally I was left for an hour to fend for myself so I hopped on the good ole' eBay (God I love smartphones). I was searching around and ran into these small little plug n' play systems, each one had 10 games on it for a very reasonable price! The first was about $12 shipped and it advertised Virtua fighter 2 as the main game, the second was $9 shipped and the main game advertised was Columns. I decided to go ahead and buy both and do a YouTube video on them. The VF one came in the main first so I plugged it into the tv and started to play VF(which was a horrible Genesis game as it is) needless to say I got really bored really fast. After shutting that game off I discovered that it has Alien Storm which is a fantastic side-scroller, this game made it completely worth the $12. I was happy with the plug n' play overall, then the second arrived on my doorstep. I opened it up and plugged it in and I was soon very disappointed, it was nothing but puzzle games and a crappy space shooter! Now, I am not a fan of Columns at all, I would rather play Tetris any day but I realize that it has a pretty good following so I gave it a fair shot. Other than Columns and Columns 3 it just had a bunch of clones of other games but it does have one saving grace. Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine!! I remember playing this game on my Sonic classic cart on Genesis way back in the day and I loved it, the port it really good but I can tell you that the joystick on the plug n' play is not built for puzzle games. Check out the video on my YouTube channel! I have broken it into 2 parts. The second will be live very soon.

SSG out!



Posted on Sep 26th 2013 at 01:27:26 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Emulation

Alright so last week while on a weekend vacation my girlfriend decided to visit meet with a person at the nearby college regarding her graduate school. Well naturally I was left for an hour to fend for myself so I hopped on the good ole' eBay (God I love smartphones). I was searching around and ran into these small little plug n' play systems, each one had 10 games on it for a very reasonable price! The first was about $12 shipped and it advertised Virtua fighter 2 as the main game, the second was $9 shipped and the main game advertised was Columns. I decided to go ahead and buy both and do a YouTube video on them. The VF one came in the main first so I plugged it into the tv and started to play VF(which was a horrible Genesis game as it is) needless to say I got really bored really fast. After shutting that game off I discovered that it has Alien Storm which is a fantastic side-scroller, this game made it completely worth the $12. I was happy with the plug n' play overall, then the second arrived on my doorstep. I opened it up and plugged it in and I was soon very disappointed, it was nothing but puzzle games and a crappy space shooter! Now, I am not a fan of columns at all, I would rather play tetris any day but I realize that it has a pretty good following so I gave it a fair shot. Other than Columns and Columns 3 it just had a bunch of clones of other games but it does have one saving grace. Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine!! I remember playing this game on my Sonic classic cart on Genesis way back in the day and I loved it, the port it really good but I can tell you that the joystick on the plug n' play is not built for puzzle games. Check out the video on my YouTube channel! I have broken it into 2 parts. The second will be live very soon.

SSG out!



Posted on Sep 26th 2013 at 01:25:52 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Emulation

Alright so last week while on a weekend vacation my girlfriend decided to visit meet with a person at the nearby college regarding her graduate school. Well naturally I was left for an hour to fend for myself so I hopped on the good ole' eBay (God I love smartphones). I was searching around and ran into these small little plug n' play systems, each one had 10 games on it for a very reasonable price! The first was about $12 shipped and it advertised Virtua fighter 2 as the main game, the second was $9 shipped and the main game advertised was Columns. I decided to go ahead and buy both and do a YouTube video on them. The VF one came in the main first so I plugged it into the tv and started to play VF(which was a horrible Genesis game as it is) needless to say I got really bored really fast. After shutting that game off I discovered that it has Alien Storm which is a fantastic side-scroller, this game made it completely worth the $12. I was happy with the plug n' play overall, then the second arrived on my doorstep. I opened it up and plugged it in and I was soon very disappointed, it was nothing but puzzle games and a crappy space shooter! Now, I am not a fan of columns at all, I would rather play tetris any day but I realize that it has a pretty good following so I gave it a fair shot. Other than Columns and Columns 3 it just had a bunch of clones of other games but it does have one saving grace. Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine!! I remember playing this game on my Sonic classic cart on Genesis way back in the day and I loved it, the port it really good but I can tell you that the joystick on the plug n' play is not built for puzzle games. Check out the video on my YouTube channel! I have broken it into 2 parts. The second will be live very soon.

SSG out!



Posted on Aug 20th 2013 at 01:22:17 PM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Gaming

Alright so I finally got around to getting my new Saturn memory card. I bought a disc only game on a whim off eBay just because it was cheap and this was months ago. Well, I found the game while rummaging through a box looking for my Saturn 3D controller for NiGHTS so I decided to pop it in. The games title is Dark Legend, now just from the title I was thinking "I bet this has a gloomy mood" and the disc art had a character who reminds me of Goro from Mortal Kombat. I went into the game expecting a dark first person style dungeon crawler but boy was I wrong. Dark legend turned out to be a beautiful arcade fighter, everything is very colorful, the character movements are smooth, and it is very action packed! The way I found best to describe the movesets would be to combine Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter together. Some of the moves require a ton of directional button presses before it can be executed so there is some research to be done and a lot of practice to become good at it. This does not take away anything from the game and there is a lot of fun to be had. So basically what I am getting at is you can't judge a game by its cover... HAHAHA. Have any of you had this happen to you?

SSG Out!



Posted on Mar 19th 2013 at 07:11:40 AM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Gaming

Hey everyone!
So a friend of mine asked the question "Do you still use strategy guides?". Now by strategy guides he meant an actual physical copy, not an FAQ or walkthrough on the internet. I made a video response over on my YT channel. Here's the link:  . For me it is mainly about convenience but I also find that official strategy guides are just way too expensive, sometimes they can be more than the game! It is not the games fault, its the maker of the guides(Prima comes to mind). The companies make these "Collectors Edition? strategy guides and everyone that picks up a copy of the games feel almost obligated to get the guide to go along with it. I cannot tell you the amount of people that were picking up the guide when I went to the release of Halo 4 back in November. All in all I just think that everything that I need I can find online and avoid the unnecessary shelling out of money that I could be using to get another game.

SSG Out! 



Posted on Feb 25th 2013 at 06:14:07 AM by (TheSegaSaturnGuy)
Posted under Gaming

Hey guys,

I have been wanting to start a blog for a very long time but never knew of a good blogging website to use. I found rfgeneration and knew that I had finally found my blogs home. Anyways, I am a diehard Sega fan and own just about ever console that they released. I have a very vast collection of games and will probably showcase some here. I do have a YouTube channel where I am very active and do many reviews, unboxings, game hauls, and just different retro gaming topics. The link to my channel is: http://www.youtube.com/us...deos?flow=grid&view=0. So I hope you guys are up to going on along for the ride and look forward to things to come!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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