Retro gaming has made a comeback! A temporary looking shop on North Main Street in Cork is selling old retro consoles at possibly “Irish” prices. According to the “Bargain Hunt” section in Retro Gamer, a Sega Dreamcast can be purchased on Ebay for about £25 Sterling. They’re going for 59.99 Euro here. Cheap enough for an impulse buy? What do you think Mark?
What’s on offer? I saw the Dreamcast of course, many Gameboys in the window, NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive (Mega CD), Sega Master System, Nintendo Gamecube (why bother when you have a Wii?), Original Playstation, Master System II with Sonic the Hedgehog cart still stuck in it, Xbox 360 external HD DVD player (40 Euro? Can you buy those discs?) and lots of games. I think there were original Xboxes too. There were loads of games for the system anyway.
I doubt the shop will be open after Christmas, none of the consoles or games look brand new so it might be best to test out any purchases when you get home before wrapping them up for Christmas. Bring a copy of Retro Gamer with you if you go in to check the price on Ebay. I have a feeling the guys running the shop will be more than happy to haggle!
Thanks Richard for the heads up. Worth going in there just for the look. I think Branedy may be interested in it too. (I never owned any of the consoles above so I didn’t get a burst of nostalgia for them!)
C64 fans, get that guitar out and play along to your favourite SID tunes with Shredz64. It uses a small circuit called the PSX64 interface to connect Playstation controllers to the old Atari or DB9 joystick interface on old computers like the C64, Amiga, Atari ST, Speccy (with the right interface itself!)..
There are two videos, the first is an explanation of the whole thing, showing the C64 connected to the Guitar Hero guitar and the game loading SID files off a disk. The second video, after the jump, is a demo of Shredz64 itself. Not quite as fancy as Guitar Hero or it’s ilk, but impressive enough!
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