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Retro Scavenger

Retro Scavenger: Episode 03-Atari 2600

Retro Scavenger: Episode 03-Atari 2600

So last weekend, my wife and I took our newborn son to a flea-market in a pretty posh part of town.  She asked me if I minded getting up at half past silly(yes, that is a real-time) in order to go to get there before everybody else, and I eagerly agreed, knowing full well that there was a Sega Genesis or a ColecoVision with my name on it that some rich widow was gonna sell to me for under 20 bucks.   That’s right, I refuse to pay more than 20 bucks for any console.  That’s part of the challenge! (See rules below). [...]

September 9, 2012 PsychoSyd Retro Gaming, Retro Scavenger 0

Retro Scavenger: Episode 02 – Thrustmaster & Friends

Retro Scavenger: Episode 02 – Thrustmaster & Friends

As an American living in Europe, I can attest that going to flea markets here can be quite frustrating.  Truth be told, I have had some extremely amazing experiences in both Belgium and Holland flea markets, but I live in Germany, and Germans on the other hand, don’t even know the meaning of the word ‘haggle‘. For instance, I wanted to buy a painting from this guy at the local flea market on Saturday and so I say to him “How much for the painting?” He responds “25”. I rebuttal with a solid “10”. He stares at me, and repeats “25”. Awkward [...]

June 18, 2012 PsychoSyd Retro Gaming, Retro Scavenger 0

Retro Scavenger: Episode 01 – Nintendo 64

Retro Scavenger: Episode 01 – Nintendo 64

This is the first of hopefully a series of articles in which I attempt to find ‘retro’ consoles and games at rock bottom prices.  All of the classic games and consoles can of course easily (albeit expensively) be bought on ebay or amazon marketplace, but that’s not how I roll. As I get older, I realize more and more who I am: A hunter-gatherer.  I hunt for consoles, and  I gather them.  So far I only have 3 retro consoles, but I have aspirations of grandeur…oh yes..oh yes…  It all started last fall when I happened to find a little tiny [...]

June 12, 2012 PsychoSyd Impressions, Retro Gaming, Retro Scavenger 1