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Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) — 1985
Game Boy Advance SP (GBA) — 1989-2003
Super Nintendo (SNES) — 1991
Virtual Boy (VB) — 1995
Nintendo 64 (N64) — 1996
GameCube (GCN) — 2001
Nintendo DS (DS) — 2004
Game Total: 260    Percentage Completed: 43%
Newest Game: Blaster Master Zero
Sega Genesis (CDX) — 1990-1994
Game Gear (GG) — 1992
Sega Saturn (SS) — 1995
DreamCast (DC) — 1999
Playstation (PS2) — 1994-1999
Playstation Portable (PSP) — 2005
Microsoft XBox (XBOX) — 2001-2005
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Gaming News
Updated: 12.06.2015
So I've risen from the ashes after 5 years of neglecting this page (much like my entire website). The only reason I'm here now is to let you know I picked up the "New" Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console (gold Hyrule edition). I'm going years in between purchasing new consoles here.

In the meantime, I've completely let my VG collection list go. I don't have a Wii U, PS4, or XBox (and don't really plan on getting any of them either). The PS3 gets more use than anything (for Blu-ray). Only recently have I busted out the Wii to play some old Gamecube and Virtual Console titles. With the new 3DS in hand, and Nintendo's new NX system on the horizon, maybe 2016 will be the year I can pick back up a little bit on my ailing VG hobby.

I have kept most of my games from the last 15-20 years still sealed in their packaging, which may sound ludicrous to some, but I am a collector first and foremost. If I want to play the game, the idea is to buy an additional used copy for cheap (or purchase the downloadable version if one exists) and then keep the original game sealed as a collector's item. It has mostly paid off, as some of my games are worth quite a bit now. It's to the point I will probably need to have them VGA graded and safely tucked away for the future. Who knows what they'll be worth in another 10-20 years time?

The Wanted List
Updated: 12.06.2015
Wanted Game TitleConsoleRelease Date
Metroid Prime 3: CorruptionWIISummer 2007
Metroid Prime: TrilogyWIISummer 2009
Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes3DSFall 2015
Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HDWIIUFall 2013
New Super Mario Bros. UWIIUFall 2012
Super Mario 3D WorldWIIUFall 2013
Now that I have a new system, a bunch of items have been added to the want list (I still prefer to buy collectible cartridges instead of downloads whenever possible). Besides the remaining Wii/3DS games, there are some others pending for 2016, being a backer for the Mighty No. 9 and Bloodstained campaigns. Luckily most games on the list haven't skyrocketed in value so it won't take much to catch up.

I am no longer seeking the older sealed games from the 80s. It's gotten to the point that if they turn up, the asking price is usually beyond ridiculous, and the return on investment is virtually gone at this point. I'm just glad that Nintendo's Virtual Consoles for Wii/Wii U/3DS make it easier to play those legacy games.

Console Icons
Updated: 12.06.2015
Download Game Icons
NOTE: I know nobody uses the SIT format anymore for Mac. When this page is redone I'll have one ZIP file that will hold both Mac and PC versions of these icons.

For those who like computer icons, I have assembled a collection of Copland-style pixels that you can use on your PC or Mac. My creative insipiration came from the old-school icons found on IconFactory.com. All the icons in this download I made myself, mostly out of impatience waiting for someone else to do them.

The icons posted here are for your downloading enjoyment. You'll find consoles such as the Virtual Boy, Sega CDX, Sega Saturn, Nintendo Gamecube, Game Boy Advance (1st revision, 2 colors), Game Boy Advance SP (Platinum), Nintendo DS, XBox, and the Sony PSP. To get the other icons, you'll have to find them, either at IconFactory.com or elsewhere. (I'm not sure where to go to ask permission for distributing the other ones.)

Emulation
Updated: 01.01.2006
My opinion on the legality of video game emulation is about the same as any purist video-gamer. They might be fun to mess around with on a limited basis, but when it all comes down to the bottom line, it's still illegal, since there is some form of piracy involved. Even the old Atari and Coleco Vision games are included, since they're still protected under the 75-year copyright laws.

Having them for "backup purposes" is useless. Games cannot be erased or made unplayable in any way (unless you take the sledgehammer to one). ROM sites that tell you to "delete them after 24 hours on a trial basis" is baloney. It's just an excuse made up on the net to justify having them available.

Anyway, as a serious collector, it bugs me when people claim to have hundreds of games, when all they really have is a bunch of ripped ROMs on their computer or a burned CD. All the games I have collected are authentic purchases, because I have always believed in supporting the video-game industry. I'll condone you if you experiment with them, because it can be fun to tweak settings and learn the inner workings of games, but you should not become dependent on them. Besides, emulation is never quite as good as the real thing. Go out and buy genuine games, so they will stay cheap for the future.

I will never post any emulators or ROMs, but if you want to see what emulation is all about, visit Zophar's Domain. You can try and use any standard search engine to find ROMs, but prepare to be given the run-around and wade through a flood of pop-ups, just to possibly find what you're looking for. I'm not responsible for anything you download.

The Game List
Updated: 01.01.2006
Here's a list of the 15 most recent games I bought. To browse my entire library of games, use the Game Datebase search at the top of this page.

No.
Game Title
Console
Genre
Company
Released
Attained
246. Sonic 4: Episode I PS3 Action Sega Fall 2010 Fall 2010
247. Portal 2 PS3 Adventure Valve Spring 2011 Spring 2011
248. Zelda: Skyward Sword WII Adventure Nintendo Fall 2011 Fall 2011
249. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS Adventure Nintendo Spring 2011 Winter 2012
250. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair PS3 Adventure Konami Fall 2011 Winter 2012
251. Super Mario 3D Land 3DS Action Nintendo Fall 2011 Fall 2015
252. New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Action Nintendo Summer 2012 Fall 2015
253. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS Adventure Nintendo Fall 2013 Fall 2015
254. Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 3DS Adventure Nintendo Winter 2015 Fall 2015
255. Kid Icarus Uprising 3DS Action Nintendo Spring 2012 Winter 2016
256. Mega Man Legacy Collection 3DS Action Capcom Winter 2016 Winter 2016
257. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate 3DS Adventure Konami Winter 2013 Spring 2016
258. Ducktales Remastered PS3 Action Capcom Summer 2013 Spring 2016
259. Zelda: Breath of the Wild NSW Adventure Nintendo Winter 2017 Winter 2017
260. Blaster Master Zero NSW Adventure Sunsoft Winter 2017 Winter 2017

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