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Month: July 2016 (page 1 of 2)

A Retro Gamer’s Shopping Guide To Brexit

With the British Pound hitting a 31 year low in the after effects of Brexit, those of us living in the United States are looking at a really good exchange rate.  I remember years ago wanting to buy music and games imported from Britain, and basically having to double the price to get a rough idea of what it was going to cost me in US dollars before shipping fees.  Today’s rate was $1.33 US for one British Pound which is a long ways off from what it used to be.  Here are some suggestions on what to get while the getting is good:

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As seen downtown…

Pokémon Go Cop Meme

My Gameboy’s New Clothes

Not quite dead yet.

I don’t remember exactly where I got this beat to hell Gameboy Advance SP.  Most likely at a garage sale, but I do remember not knowing if it worked since the battery was dead.  I took a chance on romance as this was a AGS-101, the very last revision of the GBA hardware.  This model is sought after for it’s superior quality backlit screen and sells for a premium over a regular run of the mill GBA SP. Surprisingly it worked, and worked well for looking like it was used by a 10 year old to go sledding down a highway overpass.  The case was cracked and had a small hole on top, but still worked just fine.  Recently I dug it back out to play Metroid Fusion and saw from the separating top part of the shell it was finally giving up the ghost.

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