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Genesis Turns 20!!!!!

Happy birthday old friend!!

It feels like yesterday and yet it was so long ago.

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August 14, 2009 Posted by | Industry News, Tech News, Video Game News | , , | Leave a comment

The Cover Project + Universal Game Cases = OCD Geek Heaven!

I just found my new compulsive hobby!
I’m a bit of a freak and I hate to have games without boxes, manuals or covers. In fact I won’t buy an old game without these. That said even with the complete package you have to admit that the NES sleeves kinda suck, the SNES and GBA cardboard is a bit bland and so on and so forth…

In comes the Universal Game Case which, as the name applies, is a universal case for Genesis, NES, SNES… about the size of an old VHS… ($42 for 100 on this site).

But it gets even better is when you add The Cover Project to the mix which basically makes custom covers based on original NES, SNES and everything in between games made to fit Universal Game Cases.

And the result of that is this greatness:

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Also you can do the same thing for you GBA collection by grabbing DS cases off of the Nintendo website ($7 for 10) which ends up looking like this:

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The collection pics do not belong to me.

April 8, 2009 Posted by | Random Musings, Video Game Merchandise | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Halo Wars Dated and Collector’s Edition Details

A few months ago it was announced that the studio developing Halo Wars, Ensemble Studios (Ages of Empire) would be closing its gate after the release of the game. This usually doens’t bode well for a game but the team is putting all they have into this game and the RTS prequel to Halo is a game to watch for sure.

Halo Wars will be released in February with a standard and collector’s edition ($59.99 and $79.99 respectively) which will include many goodies such as the Halo Wars: Genesis graphic novel written by Eric Nylund of Halo books fame, the upcoming ‘Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack’ add-on, an extra in-game vehicle (the Honor Guard Wraith), six cards describing the game’s leaders and a “Spirit of Fire” crew member patch. On top of that anyone who preorders the game will get a code for a downloadable in-game Warthog vehicle sporting flame decals.

And since a picture is worth a thousand words…

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November 7, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, Video Game News | , , , , , | Leave a comment