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  1. Figured it would be fun to draw my own version of the Video Game 'Sage'. -CasualCart
  2. Took some pics of my collection today, room is a bit of a mess.
  3. Fellow VGS'ers, We know that everyone is excited about VideoGameSage, and saddened about the path that NA took. But going back on NA and posting spam or shitting on NA is a bad idea. Its not what VGS is about, and quite frankly it makes us all look like a bunch of jerks. If you don't like NA anymore, thats fine. but changing your username to a profanity, or spamming NA on behalf of VGS is not okay. This is NOT an "us vs them" situation. The vision of NA changed, the admin/mods did everything we could to maintain that vision, and it just didn't work out. So VGS was born. We at VGS w
  4. VGSers, I am pleased to be able to be able to say that about 13 years after it first originally sold (which was only a year or so before I inquired about it with the owner at the time) for $200 or so, I was able to purchase the original box illustration for Contra, I just had to add three zero Of the games that mattered to me as a kid - tyson, SMB, contra, excitebike, etc., its really the only one where a real piece of artwork exists. The "black box" illustrations were just photographs of construction paper cut outs (south park style), tyson was a photo - and Contra, Contra was
  5. You try to keep it low profile, play low tier to hinder results, help with a tournament here and there and still end up in an esports article by the biggest media company of the country. FFS. https://globoesporte.globo.com/esports/noticia/20-jogadoras-profissionais-que-se-destacam-nos-esports.ghtml
  6. Finally after many long years of collecting service center memorabilia, I picked up the last binder that I was missing. Big thanks to Brian Parker (bunnyboy) for hooking me up with the last one I needed, the Advertising and promotions manual. Feels nice to finish this set! I still need the workbooks they used for training but I can take or leave those. Many of these binders are near impossible to find as Nintendo requested a lot of them back when the service centers closed, and many of them did not even need to order the binders, mainly if they did the power swap program, and they did not
  7. Hi All! Been a bit as I've been slammed with a million different things, but as many of you recall my most absolute favoritest thing to collect are prototypes and my favorite game series ever is Shining Force, with the second installment being my favorite. Many years ago, DreamTR put one up for sale in the old NA sales forum and I was fortunate enough to grab it, but alas it was a final version even though it had some quirks, namely that the save file was corrupted and the physical version was glitched to hell and crashed when it started up, though the rom was complete and playable j
  8. Here are my "collectibles":
  9. Alright - the most requested mashup. Hopefully this lives up to expectations haha. Home WAlone 2 -CasualCart
  10. @AverageOliver98 - I still can't get over how brilliant your idea was to turn the R-Type ship into Rudolph, since the Force-Pod is like a shiny nose. It's just so perfect, dude! Rudolph the R-Type Reindeer -CasualCart
  11. My wife doesn't even know, so I'm sure as hell not gonna tell you guys.
  12. My Secret Santa was @fcgamer and he really hooked me up. I could tell he took a lot of time picking out these gifts because he shared his thoughts and some personal history of almost every piece he included. Thanks again Dave!
  13. My Secret Santa delivered. Copies of DW, Retrozone and RetroUSB sleeves, a poem for the collection, and a portrait of me by @CasualCart! I've been updating the unorthodox Dragon Warrior website again, so it's just a matter a time before I get the transcribed poem up over there. The real question is, did they all know I did a photo shoot last year with me sitting on a throne made of carts? I didn't think I'd made those public, yet. Hrm...
  14. Friday night I picked up my biggest game purchase ever: 389 CIB (there are 3 that doesn't have the manuals) games in total for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance. There are duplicates that I'm gping to sell but there's a lot of great stuff that I didn't own. The price was very good as well. Bought it all from one collector. Gameboy Gameboy Color Gameboy Advance The highlights for me: I never expected to get a copy of Shantae that looks this good. Space Marauder is really hard to find boxed and this one looks like new.
  15. Today we're announcing the release of two new systems to make transacting with others on VGS even more enjoyable: Classifieds and Feedback! In a nutshell, Classifieds gives you a new marketplace style section of the site to buy, sell, and trade for video games, related items, and other collectibles. Same idea as the existing subforums, but in more of a marketplace kind of style. Note that we're going to continue to support the subforum as a method of making deals with each other, and leave it up to you to use the system that feels right for you personally. That said, I think y
  16. I think I'll save Santa for a bit closer to Christmas, but I wanted to make sure Dr. Robotnik got a spot here - as Scrooge! Dr. Robotnik Scrooge -CasualCart
  17. I went with Luigi on this one. It's interesting that the end result doesn't have much of a likeness to either Luigi or the Grinch haha. It kind of became it's own entity, I guess... Grinch Luigi -CasualCart
  18. I've been showing this around on social for a couple days, but thought ya'll would like to see it This is an early painted cel of Link during the lifespan of the original Legend of Zelda game. So early in fact that it pre-dates Nintendo Power 1, as it is found on the last page of the Tips and Tactics guide. This might be the most historically significant piece I've ever held. I'm so excited to have found it!
  19. So in the early days I posted pictures of my game room but, it was lacking in the refinements. Since then things have been reconfigured, things added (pong table, first 4 figures, etc) and in general things just refined and cleaned up. In other words, I don't plan any further changes to it outside of anything that is added over time, so I figured i'd post it again. Many people from Nintendoage and Segaage had sold games that reside here now, over 12 years of effort. Eventually I'd like to take more pictures of my personal full sets but that's a pretty big undertaking, so only a few are present
  20. Forgive my being dramatic, I’m just really jazzed this happened. From the moment I first started collecting homebrew and chiptune, I knew some items on my wishlist would be difficult since so many of the earliest games and albums were long since out of print. But in trying to learn as much as possible about them, I occasionally stumble upon a nugget. I was researching the early NES chiptune album Duck Tails by Puzzle Boys, better known as Chaz Buchanan. I found a few old threads on NA that mentioned it, gave me some context on its age and price the last time one changed hands there. Bu
  21. Update- the operation was on Thursday , things went well but I’ll be in the hospital for another week or so . They used a bunch of technics to drain the abscess it was the size of a softball which is much much larger then normal. They also put a JV drain in, they used a large needle to poke a hole in my stomach and inserted a tube it drains blood and other stuff out of the abscess in a small bag. They think my appendix burst as well so I may need another surgery to clean that up. i have strep and two forms of e coli in my stomach in the abscess... i know my spelling was bad in my
  22. Ho Ho Ho! I have made my way to bring some Sages of Video Games some holiday cheer. Welcome to the first annual VGS Secret Santa! If you would like to participate, please read through the following directions: 1- Send Secret Santa a PM with your real name, your address, and a LIST of items that are $20 or less. The more specific the better. If I get any of these lists with all $50+ items on them- I won't even ask you for a revised list, you'll just be out of this year's Secret Santa. 1a- Also please indicate if you can ship internationally. 2- Once I receive you
  23. A year ago, I started putting together a chronological list of NOA products just for fun, to see what I'd learn. I ended up diving deep enough that the result was a list I believe to be more thorough than can be found in any one place. I recently polished it up into a more convenient format, and I'm sure there are some here that could make use of it, so I'll post a link. This information shouldn't be taken as absolutely definitive, and I'm always adjusting things when I learn more. I regret not keeping track of specific sources along the way; I used everything from ancient forum posts
  24. Can you believe I got this clean CIB copy of Castlevania II: Belmont's revenge off eBay for only $200 (after taxes/shipping!)??? I have been trying to get one for 3 years...but I've been outbid at least a half dozen times for $325-$400 copies...this has to be one of my best pick-ups so far this year...
  25. I thought it would be fun to talk about items in our collections that are truly one of a kind. Not necessarily OMG worth super moniez discussion, but stuff that if you let it go you couldn't get another one. Some examples might be: An item used at an event or during a significant time in video game history Something that can be traced back to a famous person, or even something specific you had growing up Just anything you know there isn't another copy that is the same out there This stuff could be valuable, but I'm talking beyond just dollars and cents. Lets talk
  26. I thought I would take the chance to share a few pics of my collection, I have scaled down over the years but still have a passion for the really obscure and I am always trying to find and document new Asian Mega Drive releases as well build my collection of random bits and bobs. As well as sharing my collection I will add pics and details of my new pick ups as and when I get them! So to start my PAL Asian "Gold Logo" Mega Drive collection, the 27 known releases, all complete in box with manuals (oh and the games below are all Asian releases as well):
  27. Merry Christmas everyone. The time has come so I'm just gonna get to the point! You've waited long enough for your gifts, open em up! As per the guess that santa thread, I am revealing myself to be everyone's favorite overweight yoshi, @SNESNESCUBE64. Thanks for everyone who participated, but unfortunately (or fortunately), nobody guessed it. As promised however, the money is going to be donated to Extra Lives! For those who have not received their gifts yet, just please be patient. USPS has been struggling all year and from what I understand some gifts are still in transit. HOWEVER,
  28. I love the candy cane idea, but I felt like it would be a crime not to use that for Earthworm Jim haha. Candy Cane Earthworm Jim -CasualCart
  29. @Bearcat-Doug wants Bowser, @twiztor wants Krampus, and @SpoonMan Abrams X wants OG Krampus Bowser. This can be arranged... Krampus Koopa -CasualCart
  30. I think this might have been a joke suggestion, but I created this atrocity anyway. On further reflection, Ralphie probably needs more wires and robot limbs haha. A Cyberpunk Christmas Story -CasualCart
  31. New to the site here... My CIB NTSC Gamecube collection I completed Summer 2019. I spend my free time enjoying it... have ripped all titles and now use a GCLoader to play them.
  32. Down to needing only 2 more games for a complete Famicom Disk System BOXED collection.
  33. KHAN Games

    Free ROMs

    Hi everyone. Since most of my games are now sold out, and I have no desire to really put them back into publication, I figured I'd throw a few of my games up on my website as free downloads. You can now download: Ultimate Frogger Champion 8-Bit XMAS 2012 Scramble E.T. Figured I'd keep Sneak 'n Peek a "you gotta own it to play it" type thing since it's become so infamous. As for the games I didn't put up. Sneak 'n Peek: see above. Study Hall: still for sale at retroUSB. Larry: will be re-releasing this year. The Incident: undecided on thi
  34. I know I would just pick random names out of a hat, CONSTANTLY!!! How else were we supposed to pass the time?
  35. Only problem will be all the other chicks ill have all over me
  36. Wow! I am so happy we were able to get VGS launched when we did! That's all I will say on the matter. I'm done concerning myself with what GoCollect does and doesn't do. Every time I lower my expectations they find a way to come in under that bar.
  37. Put up some display cabinets last night, felt some pride
  38. The year was 2004 and I was watching Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim shows. They were advertising a contest to win a Nokia N-Gage QD with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. All you had to do was watch Adult Swim and call the number on the screen when it appears. I called and won, gave them my info and a few weeks later it came in. I toyed around with it quite a bit, but never used it as a phone or experienced N-Gage Arena multiplayer. It was really about what you’d expect from a normal phone at the time, though one unique thing struck a chord with me: The ability to make ringtones in a sheet-music style way
  39. Abominable Donkey Kong! @Makar - I feel like this one worked out perfectly. I wish I could just turn every video game character into the abominable snowman haha. -CasualCart
  40. Finally snagged this one at a very fair price! Now I might as well finish up this set as I’m 80% done.
  41. I made a helpful diagram on collector behavior in 2020. It also works if you substitute 'Mario' for any well-known franchise and 'ebay' for Heritage Auctions... -CasualCart
  42. Wait! You didn't post the GIF I made for this weeks contest! -CasualCart
  43. Wow! I knew they were reopening but did not expect this.
  44. @Br81zad I like the purple and teal - looks nice! I've been having fun with my Sage design, so I made a run-cycle to go along with it. Can anyone confirm if the GIF is playing on your browsers? -CasualCart
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