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Posted on Aug 24th 2014 at 04:37:34 AM by (Boshamp)
Posted under Nostalgia, Store, Retro, Rare, Old School, Arcade

I have found a very much under-the-radar, mom-and-pop local game store...and I will likely be spending my time and money there and no longer primarily at thrift stores. I was referred to this game store by a younger kid running rides at my local amusement park over the summer when I asked where he bought his sweet hoodie. (It was an imported Naruto hoodie from Japan. It had Sasuke's head in a small logo on the front, and the Uchiha clan symbol on the back. Not sure if there are any other anime fans here or not).

This store has EVERYTHING. I saw a lot of stuff in person for the first time here, Famicom games, Super Famicom games, an Atari LYNX, A Power glove, A 3DO, Neo Geo, and even a few Nomads. I guess they make enough to stay in business and continue to import new products from Japan like clothes, drinks, small collectables and such, but don't really move much older merchandise; proving my original thought that the Retro gaming market around Denver stinks.

The biggest problem was that my wife was with me, as well as our kids...if they weren't there, I probably would have stayed until they closed talking games with the owner and his son, but we only stayed for about 45 minutes. I will definitely be going back whenever I have extra time or money. It is so nice to finally have somewhere to go that isn't a big name store with multiple locations that price off Ebay when you ask about a game instead of putting price tags on stuff.

Posted on Aug 8th 2009 at 08:26:45 PM by (Boshamp)
Posted under Old School, Gphoria, Gaming

For those of you who aren't keeping up on current video game news, there is a channel on basic cable called G4 that broadcasts gaming news and events; in addition to a lot of the tv show, "COPS". Every year, a show called X-Play hosts an award show for the best games of each category. Upon watching the awards, I began to think what we as collectors think.

G-Phoria 2009 Award Winners Are:

Game of the Year - Fallout 3

Best Graphics - Killzone 2

Best New Character - Sackboy - LittleBigPlanet

Best Party Game - Rock Band 2

Best Racing Game - Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island

Best Shooter - Gears of War 2

Best Strategy Game - Halo Wars

Best Sports Game - Fight Night Round 4

Best Action Game - InFamous

Best Role-Playing Game - Fallout 3

Most Original Game - LittleBigPlanet

Deserves an Uwe Boll Movie - Legendary

Best Online Multiplayer Game - Left 4 Dead

Best Downloadable Content - Fallout 3: Broken Steel

Best Handheld Game - GTA: Chinatown Wars

Best Voice Acting - Fallout 3

Best Soundtrack - Fallout 3

Longest Lasting Game presented by Stride Gum - Fallout 3

Favorite System - Xbox 360

Best Downloadable Game - Castle Crashers

I want to know what old school gamers think of these new games, how we all think about the direction gaming is evolving, and what you think about the winners of each category.

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