Thursday, May 31, 2007

Playing with Junk

The newly cleaned (scrubbed) Dreamcast had its first proper shakedown today, having hooked it up to the office projector after finishing work at 6 p.m. With the game of choice being the off-balanced, but colourful and engaging 2D beat-em-up known as Marvel vs. Capcom 2, it was pure madness with all the button mashing going on.

This is a confirmation that this purchase, wasn't done in vain and that the cleaning methods employed a couple of days earlier onto the console, controllers, vibration pack and VMU didn't harm the parts at all.

I've entertained thoughts of getting a used Gamecube (PAL) and a brand new original Xbox (Asian version), both unmodded, and despite the rather attractive price (for the both of them) the lack of games is THE determining factor in my decision not to go ahead with the purchases.

The trouble with purchasing a half a decade old console is that if it doesn't come with games, you are pretty much screwed. Any attempt to look for original games on the local front would be in vain and despite Ebay being your new best friend, shipping charges are pretty much killer.

So if you are planning to buy and play with junk (which is aptly put, for some people), be sure that you have channels to get games (regardless whether they are brand new or used) or otherwise, you'll end up with a white elephant in the living room. Having a big budget would help in the part of getting games, but hey, you would be better off saving for an Xbox 360 or a PS3.