Travel in China 2013 - Video game purchases !

A brief overview of my video game purchases made in China last month. Program : NES games, Megadrive and Gameboy, sometimes exclusive and unreleased ! Most are in a box and instructions and have been published by the company Guangzhou Li Cheng Industry & Trade Co (Li City, Guangzhou City Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.) I had already spoken I returned from my trip 2011. It is of course for these non-official products, but very well done. Continue reading

GameBoy : that the backlight was !

If you doubt, Game Boy is not dead, instead for at least 5 years he made his comeback through a rather unexpected : the underground electronic music and movement “chip-tunes” and “circuit-bending”. This movement consists mainly divert electronic object, often former, and converting into a musical instrument (by the addition of components and knobs). So, Dictation Magic one Texas Instrument or an old Game Boy are sometimes found on stages as a tool and customizations made by these artists are often amazing : the most important of it is in my eyes the addition of a backlight LED.
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Arrivage Yahoo Japan Auction

Among the recent arrivals, which received a big BIG package of Korea in the week (details to come), I received another box from Japan. The latter contains a few weeks of purchases on the site Yahoo Japan Auction. This is the first time I order on this site via a proxy (intermediate) and I must say I'm quite satisfied both of the latter for its reactivity, but also with my purchases. Besides, I've since taken over the shop ! Continue reading

#Castlevania & Game Boy, retrospective in pictures.

Added this week a dozen references in the item collection and a new Japanese Guide Book. I focused on the Castlevania games / Akumajo Dracula on various Nintendo Game Boy. I must say that for a lover of 2D action-adventure and platform-, the duo Nintendo and Konami has often worked well with this license. It left for an overview of all these games, just after the jump in the ticket below.
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iQue Game Boy Advance

Some of you may have had a brief glimpse at these games a ticket on my last trip to China, but I wanted to take the time to properly present these here Game Boy Advance games officially sold in China under the trademark iQue. iQue is a Chinese joint venture (more commonly known Joint Venture in the jargon) founded in 2002 by a Dr.. Wei Yen (a software engineer) et Nintendo Japan in order to distribute legally and officially branded products of Osaka, Japan.
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Arrival in China & Shopping !

Here I am in Beijing for now 2 days, I have not yet moved too, time to get over the jet lag put me in the bath and celebrate family reunions around a few Tsing Tao, my favorite Chinese beer.
But we never change… soon happened that I came across the official GBA games sold in China under the brand IQUE and sold in boxes of NDS. Exotic versions still uncommon to be added to my collection.
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2 GBA games that the Japanese are envious

And yes, know that the Japanese sometimes looking too Euro or U.S. games to complete their collection. The most amazing thing is that in fact are often games made by Japanese producers and studio for the Western market. Some of these games can reach are well chubby once marketed in the archipelago. I also noticed that Konami is often the cause of this phenomenon (with cheaper Tiny Toon, Sunset Rider and still quite expensive Snatcher on Megadrive & Mega-CD) but it is also the case of fire and Hudson Soft… Treasure!
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Vide grenier du dimanche Vol-2

Back to garage sale this Thursday morning of the climb with a garage located about an hour's drive from my house. The loot games / BD is meager and there was not much to put in their mouths except if you like to pay dearly for bins (PS1 à loose 20 euros, Thurs snes to loose in 15 euros, ® games and SMS 10 euros, BD between 3 and 4 euros each… O_o ok but not donc Merci). By searching I still dug up some nice little tricks as shown in picture of this post (there are for 13 euros… ). A flea market is a bit disappointing in its number of “specialists” of the sale used to bite me the node rather than its number of good people trying to rid their homes. Fortunately the medieval village that hosted the flea market was very nice to visit. The best deal I made is not in video games but baby equipment…

PS : I exchange the monkey island trilogy in a game against loose born in Loose, I suggest not much anyway ^ - ^