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Funny, was just diving into the thread to post this very thing. Ordered Alien Quad from DDD too, its the best price BY FAR, if you use the coupons. It was 74.99 at Target this afternoon.

You know, I heard that Costco stores are selling the Quadrilogy for $61.99 this week.  I don't have them here, but that's a pretty good deal for a B & M store, and worthy of checking out if you're interested in the Quad and have Costcos in your area.

Re: Pirates - Target is cheapest, but they put their DAMN stickers on the back of the package, and this disc has an unshrinkwrapped cardboard outer sleave. So, the Target stickers are stuck onto it. Those that are anal about package presentation might want to hit BB or CC instead and pay the extra buck for a good case.

You know, that's the one thing I don't like about those cardboard sleeves that Disney puts on a few of their DVDs--they can get trashed by price stickers, security tags, etc.  Other than that, they're really nice-looking, in my opinion. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 08:41 PM »
Thanks for that post, Matt.  I've also heard that the book called Game Over, by David Sheff, is a really good one.  It's supposed to detail Nintendo's rise to dominance in the mid-80's.

There are a couple of other compilations for the PlayStation, in addition to the two you mentioned above, that I've got:

Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1
  • Asteroids
  • Battlezone
  • Centipede
  • Missle Command
  • Super Breakout
  • Tempest

Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2
  • Crystal Castles
  • Gauntlet
  • Marble Madness
  • Millipede
  • Road Blasters
  • Paperboy
Now, what's genius about this new Treasures compilation, is that they've added a couple of "new" games that aren't available anywhere else, but they've also left off at least one game from three of the four previous compilations!  Which means, if you're a tool like me, you have to buy the new compilation, just for the two or three games that you don't already have, while at the same time, you have to hold on to all the old compilations, just for Burger Time, for example, which isn't on the new one.

Now, for the PS2, there's also the Activision Anthology, which contains "Over 45 Radical Games", most of which are included in the Activision comp. listed above, but here are a few that the PC version doesn't have:

  • Beamrider
  • Bridge
  • Commando
  • Decathlon
  • Kabobber
  • Pitfall 2
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Private Eye
  • Robot Tank
  • Space Shuttle
  • Starmaster
  • Thwocker
Out of the two comps, it looks like the only game the PC version has that the PS2 one doesn't is Atlantis--so I would tend to think that the Anthology would be the better of the two Activision comps, at least until this supposed GBA version comes out.

Speaking of the upcoming Activision GBA comp, it includes all of the above games, plus the following (this coming from IGN, supposedly):

  • Baseball  
  • Bloody Human Freeway  
  • Climber 5
  • Okie Dokie
  • Oystron
  • Skateboardin'
  • Skeleton+
  • SpaceThreat Deluxe
  • Title Match
  • Tomcat F-14
  • Vault Assault
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Video Euchre
So, if all of those games are going to put onto one GBA game, well, I don't know what to say, other than that would just be the ultimate no-brainer and time-killer. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 07:54 PM »
when you typed "vintage gaming nerds", you really meant old people, right?? ;) ;D

Unfortunately, yeah.   :-[

Yeah, I've tried MAME before, a couple of years ago, and even got it to work one night, but I'm a computer moron, and I screwed it all up.  Oh well--cool stuff.  

i also noticed today that x-box is going to have an intellivision classics disc coming out - or it might be out already. that might be something i need to pick up...

Yeah, I wish someone would have mentioned that earlier in this thread. . .  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 07:36 PM »
Here are the covers for the new Midway compilation, by the way:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 07:33 PM »
I think it's only available for the various game consoles at this point, now that I think about it (at least 3 of them).  It just got released in the past week, and has been in a bunch of the recent ads.  Just saw it at Target today at lunch, and it does have the original 12 games that were included in the "Atari Anniversary Collection", plus a bunch more from the 2600 system.  Don't think there's any Activision games in it though, since as you mentioned, they recently released their own game collection earlier this year.

Any idea on a name for this thing, Matt?  I haven't heard anything at all about any kind of an Atari compilation for the XBox, GameCube, or PS2, and a search for "Atari" at EB Games only netted the old compilations, for PC, PSX, and Dreamcast. . .


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 2, 2003, 05:01 PM »
Good thing I have absolute power on these boards...

Yeah, good thing, Gregg. . .   ::)



"Everybody knows this is nowhere".  Ain't that the truth.   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 04:40 PM »
You mean these?   ;)

Midway Arcade Treasures includes 24 games: Spy Hunter, Defender, Gauntlet, Joust, Paperboy, Rampage, Marble Madness, Robotron: 2084, Smash TV, Joust 2, Bubbles, RoadBlasters, Stargate (called Defender II in this and most other classic game packages for some mysterious reason), Moon Patrol, Blaster, Rampart, Sinistar, Super Sprint, 720, Toobin', Klax, Satan's Hollow, Vindicators, and Root Beer Tapper.

Cool stuff!

Yep--that's the one.  Thanks for saving me the trouble.  Although, from what I'm hearing, Moon Patrol isn't included--they couldn't procure the rights to it or something.

I have most of those games already, but they're spread out in various other compilations for the PlayStation and Dreamcast.  It'll be nice to have them all in one place.

And yeah, Stargate = Defender II.  I'm not exactly sure of the history there, but those names have always been interchangable.  Perhaps someone who's more familiar with the situation can shed some light on it. . .

Atari just put a new collection out as well, with 80 games, including the regular 12 or so arcade games in their original collection from a couple years ago, along with most/all of their old Atari 2600 games as well.  Another must get for the vintage gaming afficionado!

For what system?  PC?  I heard recently that someone was doing a collection like that for the Game Boy Advance, but I want to say it was Activision, not Atari.

Oh, and there's also supposed to be an Intellivision compilation coming out soon, if it's not out already:  Intellivision Lives.  I haven't really been keeping up with it, since I never had an Intellivision, but I think it's got around sixty games on it or something.

Now give me something with good ol' Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. and I'll be a happy man!   8)

Bah (not to the games--they're great--but to the company).  Nintendo's weird.

Nintendo though, did just release a Zelda Collection, consisting of the first two NES games, and the two N64 games.  You have to jump through hoops to get it, though, apparently--either by buying a GameCube with the disc included, or by buying a couple of new games on their list, and registering them on their website, or by ordering a subscription to Nintendo Power.  Of course, I'm not interested in any of those options, but I really want the disc, so I'll probably wind up ordering a subscription to that lame-ass magazine. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 2, 2003, 04:16 PM »
I wish there a few other titles in here, but still pretty cool.

Aww, hell--it's free.

It's not my favorite game they've got, but (Root Beer) Tapper I felt was the best one to play, at least control-wise.  I had some difficulty with a few of the others.

There's actually a new compilation disc out for all three consoles, Midway Arcade Treasures, I believe it's called, which features somewhere between 20 and 25 old arcade games--all of the ones on the site above, plus a bunch more.  Just as good--the price on it is only $20.  I need to pick it up for XBox here pretty soon.

I'll dig up a list of the titles for it in a sec.


Just ordered the Alien Quadrilogy from Deep Discount DVD, using their 20% off code, for $63.50 shipped.  It would have been $58.55 shipped, but I decided to pay the extra $4.95 for the expedited shipping.  Their normal price on this bad boy is $73.xx--which is still a pretty decent price.

DDD's Alien Quadrilogy page

There are three codes they're taking right now, all for 20% off, and they're only good through December 5.  The codes are "usatoday", "dvdsale", and "dvdtalk", which is the one I used.  They're only good on in-stock DVD product, and they're not usable on pre-orders, or non-DVD product (DDD carries a few EA video games).

Anyway, I'd have liked to have gotten this set today/tomorrow, but couldn't pass up the savings.  Hopefully I'll get it at the end of this week, and I can't wait.

Regarding Pirates of the Caribbean:

Looks like Target will have the lowest price tomorrow, at $14.99, while Best Buy and Circuit City will both have it for $15.99.

Of course, as always, Wal-Mart might have the lowest overall price, especially if there's a Target nearby, but Wal-Mart prices vary from store-to-store.  Might be worth checking out tomorrow, I don't know.

Also, if anyone's looking for more in-depth DVD price listings each week, do yourself a favor, and check out David Lambert's "Weekly Roundup" over at the Home Theater Forum.  If you guys think I'm nuts about DVDs and their prices, well, this guy's f'n looney about this stuff (only in a good way, of course).  He'll usually post his Weekly Roundups each Sunday, and then I'll steal politely borrow the info to post here.   8)

I hate having the last post on a page.

Watto's Junk Yard / Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 1, 2003, 09:58 PM »

(You'll need Shockwave, if you don't already have it. . .)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 1, 2003, 08:05 PM »
I was doing so well though :-[

Well, there was a flicker of hope when you had a brief moment of clarity on the last page, and said you were listening to The Who--even if it was a song that Pearl Jam covers on a regular basis, but even that was all shot to hell again just now.

So, I think by now, we all understand that Scott likes Pearl Jam.


No smiley can express my outrage at this moment.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 1, 2003, 07:38 PM »
[fanboy]Pearl Jam's new Single![/fanboy]

Man of the Hour

That's it.  You're not allowed in this thread anymore.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 1, 2003, 06:48 PM »

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