Category Archives: Zelda
The storm has finally moved on! I’ve been a bachelor for a few days so I cranked out a podcast.
- Winter Storm Agatha
- Vectrex… again.
- Backlog of games grows
- Andrea got Guild Wars 2!
- EA Wants Games to Cost $69
- Podcast Music
- Mystery Song
In the past this would have been a bit challenging, since the closest Best Buy is 2 hours away. But thanks to their website and free shipping I scored these awesome deals!
These are two amazing games that I’d had to pass on when they came out but now are on the “Nintendo Selects” line which is Nintendo’s “Greatest Hits” pretty much. Each of these games was only $20! Brand new! I love it! And there’s a ton of content. Hell, at the rate I’m going it will only take about a year for me to get through these. Actually, that’s a pretty good entertainment value if these last that long.
I’ve made some progress on the retro room. Got the NES hooked up in there finally. Gave the console a thorough cleaning which it probably hasn’t ever got more than a dusting in the 25 years it has existed. So I played a bit of Dr. Mario last night before I headed to bed. Also downloaded Balloon Fight on the Wii U Virtual Console for 30 cents. Andrea and I had a blast playing that for probably an hour! Unfortunately outside of that I haven’t had much time to play games. Hopefully with these two epic additions, that changes soon.
This Tuesday Top Ten will be a bit different. Because each of these ten games are all number one.
It’s hard to believe, but Nintendo has released more than 10 different gaming platforms over the years. Kinda makes me realize how old I’m getting. Nevertheless, here’s my favorite game on each of ten Nintendo Consoles.
EDIT: Okay, I had originally intended to combine the Gameboy/Gameboy Color games as one console… but then as I was writing this, I apparently forgot to do that. Rather than take a great game off the list… I’m just leaving it a Top 11 list. Enjoy!
Biebs and I cranked out another podcast. Hopefully this continues to be a weekly feature. Head on over to joshbieber.com to see what his site is all about.
This week we talked about copyright law, Valve supporting Linux, Lots of Guild Wars 2 info for the upcoming Beta weekend.
If you are going to be playing GW2 we’ll be playing on the Vasburg server. So come find us!
Just saw this on eBay today. At first glance that looks like a pretty impressive price. Definitely more valuable than the average Super Nintendo game, and far more valuable than anything in my collection. Even still, if you look at that game solely as an investment, it still wasn’t worth it.
Warning, old geezer talk to follow:
When that game came out in 1992 it sold for $59.99. And while granted the game is worth more today than it was back then, your money still would have been better placed into the stock market. Over the last 20 years that average rate of return that the stock market has provided is 9.4%. So if you would have invested that $59.99 into an average performing mutual fund on the day this game came out and left it alone. Today that investment would be worth $390.28. Almost $300 more than what this game sold for.
So if you’re holding on to all those old games thinking they’ll be worth something someday… you’re doing it wrong.
But if you love PLAYING these old games… then keep ’em. Because there’s nothing like blowing into an old cartridge, clicking on a power switch and saving a princess. After all, if you never sell it, who cares what it’s worth!
It took long enough… yet I wish it wasn’t over! An outstanding game from start to finish. And you can listen to me expound and gush upon it in this podcast!
- Time Change
- Skyward Sword
- Skyward Sword vs Ocarina of Time
- Skyward Sword SPOILERS
- Skyward Sword Experience
- Skyward Sword Story
- Podcast Music (feat. Skyward Sword)
- Mystery Song
I was a batchelor over the weekend while Andrea and Luke were out of town. I talk about that. Skip the first few minutes if you don’t want to hear me complain about work. I would recommend it.
Thank God It’s Finally Freakin’ Friday Again!
I’m really looking forward to the weekend. It’s the first weekend since probably November that I will have nothing to do. We aren’t going anywhere, and I don’t have to work (crosses fingers). So I’ve got big plans. Okay, maybe not BIG plans.
Need to do a few odd things around the house. We want to seal up the windows in the guest bedroom to keep bugs from crawling in this spring like they did last year. Probably should go a head and bug spray the house while I’m thinking about bugs. Honestly haven’t seen too many creepy crawlies since we moved in. But don’t want to give them any ideas.
One thing I’m really hoping to do is a Vanquish campaign in Guild Wars of Kryta, Northern Shiverpeaks and Old Ascalon. That will take a while, and there will be lots of AFK time as I’ll be bouncing back and forth between the game and hanging out with Luke. Andrea might even join in. It’s sure to net a lot of cash and hopefully some good items too. But that’s something that might take the whole weekend on and off. Plus I still want to get in some time with Zelda and Mario 3D Land.
I’m also working on another project on the side that I’m not quite ready to disclose yet. I like the way its starting, but I don’t know if I’ll have the follow through to complete it for one, and two how it will turn out when it’s done. So if you never hear about it again, know that it must not have turned out well! Haha.
I hope your weekend is fantastic. I’m hoping to Livestream a lot of the Guild Wars vanquishing this weekend, so check the Livestream tab from time to time and see what’s up.
It’s weird. This past week hasn’t been too crazy, but sitting here this morning relaxing, it sure feels like it has. Honestly the weekend is going to be more crazy than my week, but I think I’m going to combat that by just going with the flow.
We are getting Luke to the photography studio (AKA JC Penny) to get some professional pictures taken. One of these days I’m going to save up and get me a nice DSLR camera and just take my own pictures. A gal I work with got one last year for Christmas, and it’s amazing the quality those things can produce in conditions that the little point and shoot can’t handle. But alas, it’s lower on the list of priorities. Of course I’ll be sharing the pictures of Luke once we get them. To get your complete fill of Lucas pictures, just follow Andrea on Facebook!
I wish I had time to play some Skyward Sword this weekend. That’s not going to be in the cards, but I will be keeping my 3DS handy and I hope to knock out Super Mario 3D land. I’m having to go back to some of the early levels and get star coins that I missed so I can progress into some of the later levels. Apparently there’s a toll on Princess saving plumbers in the Mushroom Kingdom.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 came out a week or two ago and that will probably be the next game I get after I beat Zelda and Mario. I’m not in a huge hurry because I still have a decent backlog of games to work on, plus all the old games that I always keep going back to. It’s not like I really need another new game right now. I have found that I really can only handle keeping up with one system it seems. I remember back in the college days when I had the Gamecube, PS2 and the Xbox, there was just not enough time, let alone enough money, to keep up with all the great games that come out. You just have to let some of them go. Hopefully XIII-2 doesn’t become one of those games.
Time to get this weekend rolling!