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Posted on Jul 28th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (jjGames)
Posted under retro, gaming


View inside 3 camera photo light box with no item

JJGames.com sells used video games for retro systems like NES, SNES, PS2, etc. Some of the items are 30+ years old and each one has a slightly different condition. Many of our customers are game collectors and they really care about the condition. The best way to show the condition is with high quality photos.

Taking photos can take quite a bit of time though and we have 500-1000 games coming through the warehouse per day. A fully manual process takes about 50 seconds per game (take three photos, upload to servers, and update database with photo info). With 1000 games, it would take 14 man hours per day to take all the photos.

How could we give customers photos they wanted, but not spend so much time taking them? We developed a multi camera light box and wrote a program to take multiple high resolution photos at the same time. Here's how you can cheaply create your own!


Continue reading Creating Your Own Multi-Camera Light Box



Posted on Jun 11th 2019 at 08:24:47 PM by (jjGames)
Posted under retro, gaming

From the original Zelda games on the NES to GoldenEye 007 on the N64 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PS2, we take a look at the consoles of choice for retro gamers across America.

You never forget the first time you completed Super Mario Bros. You also never forget the first time you held one of those iconic retro Playstation controllers or when the best way to troubleshoot a game was to blow the cartridge.

Times have changed and new consoles have come and gone, but there is still something to be said about those iconic gaming systems that we were raised on. Their games have a unique charm that no amount of fancy graphics can make up for, which is why we turn to emulators and why original NES games still in their boxes go for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

To celebrate the release of a new infographics, which digs into the favorite consoles by state and favorite games by states, we thought wed jump on in and take a look at the data.

Head on over to https://www.jjgames.com/blog/ to check it out!









Posted on May 16th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, review


If you have ever been playing a Call of Duty game and thought "I wish I could just whip out a katana and slash through these fools up close!" then boy do I have a game for you! Devil's Third is an obscure title only available on the ill-fated Wii U, but fans of schlocky action games should take note.


Continue reading Devil's Third



Posted on Apr 22nd 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming


I am a huge fan of "to do" lists. I use them at work and in my personal life. There is nothing quite as satisfying as lining up chores and knocking them down until your entire list is obliterated. Why then, have I never used a backlog for video games until this year? Throughout my life as a gamer, as a child, teenager, or adult, I have never so much as jotted down what games I wanted to play or even prioritized what I wanted to play in any way. I play whatever I feel like. I've noticed in the last few years that I fall prey to the FIFO principle, where I end up playing the most recent incoming titles to my collection rather than enjoying a game I have owned for years.

In past years I have made gaming resolutions of all kinds of different types. Whether it was my life-changing resolution of 2012 to finish every game I started, or my 2017 resolution to not spend any of my income on video games, I always find it fun and sometimes challenging to think outside the box and adjust my habits with some kind of goal in mind. This year, I decided to create my first backlog. I'd like to share it here and give an initial status report, as well as give a little insight into how I chose the titles or categories that I did.


Continue reading My First Backlog



Posted on Feb 10th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Streaming, Gaming, internet, online, Twitch, YouTube, Periscope, OBS,


I totally stole this graphic from Ars Technica. Give them some love.

Unless you've been living under a rock the last few years, you'll know that, not only is gaming a huge deal on YouTube, but it's exploded all over the internet, with regards to people streaming their gameplay live. With modern consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One allowing the ability to stream directly to services like Twitch.tv, YouTube, and others, it's more accessible now than ever. Some people even manage to make a living from streaming, or by offering services in conjunction with their streams, so they can make a living doing what they love. Those individuals are the exception, rather than the rule, but as the greater games industry continues to rake in billions of dollars each year, more and more people find creative ways to make a living either directly in the industry, or in the periphery. Others, like myself, see streaming as a fun way to expand upon the hobby we already love, and to be more active within said hobby. I thought I would regale my experiences from my first month of live streaming, and offer a few thoughts on the subject.


Continue reading Adventures In Streaming



Posted on Dec 24th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, collecting


I planned to make this post a review of the original Xbox version of Dead to Rights. I picked up a copy after I saw it was part of Xbox One's backwards compatibility list. I started to playing the game and immediately was blown away by how good it looked on a modern television. When you put a compatible original Xbox or Xbox 360 game in your Xbox One, it doesn't play the game off the disc but rather downloads the game to your hard drive and uses the disc itself as a form of DRM. Sure, it's just an up-rezed game from the sixth generation, but Dead to Rights looked so clean and sharp it made me really excited to play it. Not to mention, the main gimmick of the game is the main character's dog Shadow, who can be used in certain sequences to rip the throats out of the hapless thugs who were stupid enough to mess with you.


Continue reading Take this Game and Shelve it!



Posted on Nov 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, Christmas, Holidays, Santa


During Halloween, it is very easy to find games to play to celebrate the season. Any title with a spooky theme is fair game, and there are certainly no shortage of those these days. But what about the Christmas season? There aren't many games that carry an explicit Christmas theme, so finding an enjoyable title to ring in the holidays isn't always an easy task. Now that the holiday season is upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some games that many may not know are set during the Christmas season to put us in the holiday spirit. Bear in mind that most of these titles have very little to do with Christmas, but don't let that stop you from giving them a try!


Continue reading Games for the Holiday Season!



Posted on Dec 26th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, 2017, games, RPG, action, adventure, shooter, story


Late last year, once all of the annual 'Best of' lists started coming out for the games released in 2016, I lamented the fact that I had only played a paltry four new release titles from the year and thus had no opinion on many of the games that were being discussed.  So in 2017, I was determined to play more new release titles during the year in an effort to stay more up-to-date with all of the discussions going on for the latest and greatest games.  And just like with everything I do, I went insanely overboard and ended up playing nearly 30 new release titles this year.

Instead of doing a traditional Top 10 list of the games I played this year, I wanted to focus on a select few that I thought were particularly great but may unfortunately go unnoticed and slip under the radar of most people.  Most of these games really aren't what you would call obscure, but with the massive amount of great games released this year, it can be easy to forget about the ones that didn't get quite as much coverage.  These also aren't necessarily my favorite games of the year, as I am intentionally leaving out some of the more popular titles that were released.


Continue reading Disposed Hero's Games of 2017



Posted on Aug 2nd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Technical Issues, Gaming, Modern Games, Bugs, Glitches, Lag, Framerate, Pop In, Resolution



If you missed out in June, I was one of many who joined the Playcast gang in enjoying the great last gen action game Enslaved. Most of the discussion, as it should be, was focused on the game itself. The characters, the design, the variety of experiences, the ending, the gameplay, etc. But there was a small side discussion that I found quite interesting and as I've played a few games since then has peaked my interest further. Should technical issues hurt your gaming experience?


Continue reading Literally Technically Complaining



Posted on Jan 3rd 2017 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Magazine, Article, Print, Published, Gaming, Tabletop, Video Games


Image by GeekTyrant.com

This blog entry is gonna be quite different than my usual ones. I'm looking for help from you guys this time around. I was recently offered a position to write for a local magazine. It has a small area of distribution, but regardless, I'm very excited about it. I get a whole page to write about gaming once each quarter. I can discuss something new, something old, board games, video games, RPGs, card games, and basically, whatever gaming related topic I want. The book will have an overall theme, and I have been asked to try and make my topic relevant to the theme for the issue.

My first article is already printed and out in public. I would like you guys to read over my article below and throw your brutal and honest feedback at me. I had very little time to put this one together, so I fully expect future articles to improve with more time to plan and revise. The theme of this issue was "Revolution." I used this broad topic as a way to introduce myself as a writer and my relevance to the subject matter. Please let me know what you think:


Continue reading Crabmaster Gets Published!



Posted on Dec 22nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, collecting


*pic from Mission17.org*

Towards the end of 2011, I had a discussion with my late friend Jesse about gaming in general, as this was typically all we ever talked about. We were talking about the age old balance of gaming versus collecting. At the time, I was all about collecting and spent way too little time actually playing games. I was persuaded and inspired by Jesse to start enjoying my collection for more than pieces of plastic that look nice on the shelf. I decided to lay down and follow some "rules" for myself for the year of 2012. I would play no more than two games at a time (this allowed me to play one console game and one handheld game concurrently). I would finish every game I started. Lastly, I would remove at least one game from my collection for every new one that came in. The last rule helped me trim a lot of fat in collection, but it's not something I strictly adhere to anymore. However, I still try to follow the first two rules to this day.


Continue reading A Year of Unfinished Games



Posted on Nov 24th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under food, snacks, gaming, culprits, replacements


Greetings bipedal organisms. It has come to my attention that we as human beings (or you as whatever you are) need food to live. While eating a few meals a day typically sustains us, we often crave something more: a snack! We also like to combine our snacking with doing things we love, such as playing video games. Woe is us, however, as many of us fall into bad snacking habits while playing. Since the holiday season is upon those of us in the good ol' US of A is mainly about eating (don't let anyone tell you otherwise), I figured it would be a good time to address the pressing issues about safe snacking.


Continue reading ThanksGaming: Snacking etiquette and choices while playing games



Posted on Aug 28th 2016 at 02:25:45 PM by (douglie007)
Posted under Fundraiser, Gaming, tournaments



I have a daughter with cerebral palsy, if you don't know what that is, the definition is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). CP usually is caused by brain damage that happens before or during a baby's birth, or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child's life.  She was born at 26 weeks, had a tracheotomy when she was only 3 months old.  Now she is 5, just started kindergarten and the trach is gone, she is doing well, but with age she is growing, and with school, she needs to be more mobile.  The therapist is talking about updating her wheelchair which is small manual chair, to a motorized chair so she is not wore out at school just trying to get around.   

That leads us to our next big challenge.  We will need to get a wheelchair lift van, and we found out fast, they are not cheap.  the price to get one is around the 70 to 80 thousand dollar mark, that is to get a new one. even good used ones that are 8 years old go for around $50,000.  That is about the price of a new Corvette.   

Me and my wife are saving as much as we possibly can, but we need help so we started a gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/2jf28tq4 , labor day I am doing a fundraising stream with fellow streamers http://www.twitch.tv/douglie007 and best of all my friend that owns Arcade Legacy is helping with a fundraising night on September 10th at the store ( so if you are in the Cincinnati area you can come ) here is the link to the event page if you need the address . http://tinyurl.com/jqqaqkc.

At the fundraiser we will have a Saturn Bomberman tournament plus other tournaments.  if you would like to make suggestions for some good tournies I have a poll on event page.



Posted on Jun 27th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Expo, Gaming, other cool things


Too Many Games is a nice little Retro Video Game Expo held near Philadelphia every June.  I just returned home yesterday from my 4th consecutive TMG and thought I would share my thoughts.



Continue reading Too Many Games 2016



Posted on Feb 18th 2016 at 01:20:46 PM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Gaming, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Sonic Boom

Before I begin, I'd just like to state that if you own a Wii U, and your friends with me, and it says I've been playing nothing but Netflix, ignore that. I hate Netflix, and my cousin has been using it on my Wii U. I do use Hulu Plus, but that's mostly on my PS4. Now then...

Xenoblade Chronicles X


Although I wasn't too big into the first Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii (and later the New 3DS), this game really sucked me in. It is absolutely massive in scope and scale, and could easily overwhelm a casual gamer. Fortunately, I'm not a casual gamer, but it STILL overwhelmed me at first. This huge open-world game tasks you with surviving on a new home planet after Earth is blown to bits in a conflict between 2 Alien Races. It gives you a basic goal to work towards, but being an open-world game, you can pretty much do as you please. Your not forced to progress in the story at some fixed pace, and can approach it however you want. Do you want to do Sidequests first? No problem. Feel the need to max out affinity with other characters first? Go ahead. You do have to do some basic plot stuff first, but that's to be expected, like doing the prologue in an Elder Scrolls game. As I mentioned before, this game is absolutely overwhelming, so I don't recommend starting it until your ready to put in a lot of time above any other game.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric


I think I've talked about this one before, but I'll go again. First off, this is NOT a bad game! People will tell you it is, but a lot of those people probably haven't even actually played it. While the character designs are a departure from previous Sonic games, and it's more about exploration than speed now, that doesn't mean it's bad. Also, a recent patch made it even better than it already was. I personally believe this is a new start for Sonic, and at the risk of making a pun, it really did start with a boom. Granted, it can get a little repetitive, but the boss battles keep it fresh most of the time.

Unfortunately, that's it for now. However, I can tell you now, that you can look forward to me going on about Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water next time.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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