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#51
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2019/10/30 13:30

Joined 2018/8/4
USA
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This guy is the Game Wave Entertainment System, made by Canadian company Zap-IT! Games in 2005 and cancelled in 2009. About 13 games came out for it and was also a DVD player. I have two, this one doesn't have a working DVD drive and a boxed one.

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#52
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2019/11/8 8:02

Joined 2012/11/19
USA
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Long Time User (7 Years)
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McJones9631 wrote:
This guy is the Game Wave Entertainment System, made by Canadian company Zap-IT! Games in 2005 and cancelled in 2009. About 13 games came out for it and was also a DVD player. I have two, this one doesn't have a working DVD drive and a boxed one.

Funnily enough, I saw one of these things at a local used game store last week; I thought it was a Nuon at first.
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#53
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2019/11/8 8:14

Joined 2012/11/19
USA
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Long Time User (7 Years)
Earlier this week I found a Game Gear Soft Check cart at a thrift store. Supposedly this cart can check/test various things in the Game Gear like the speakers, contrast, buttons, V-RAM, etc. However, I'm unable to get it to pass the first test which appears to be a COMM Port check since I don't have a Game Gear Link cable (I think Sega called them Gear-to-Gear cables). Not that I'm really in a rush to get one at this moment though; the Game Gear was never really a console I had much interest in due to its size, capacitor leaking issue, and that Sega never made a Super Game Boy equivalent for the Game Gear.

I kinda wonder how this cartridge got to my neck of the woods. Maybe someone in my area used to work at Sega or something? I'm not sure if it's just a coincidence or maybe from the same person, but the same thrift store had a Genesis 2 in box the other week too that was still in pretty good condition.

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#54
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2019/11/8 18:20

Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
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Those service carts are pretty neat. I'm sure Sega had a few authorized repair depots, so that could possibly explain why it got to your area.

Cool stuff!
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#55
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2019/11/9 9:07

Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
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Had some time to play NES on my micro TV. Ever play Duck Hunt on a 1.5" screen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B19qDkUgDI8
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#56
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 6/26 18:14

Joined 2018/8/4
USA
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Not really as obscure as most items on here, but I finally was able to get a Satellaview. It was a satellite modem for the Super Famicom, which allowed for game broadcasts, magazine downloads, and other such things through the now defunct ST GIGA service. Supposedly there were over 100,000 sold but there was also a buyback after the service ended so the true number of units still out there is unkown, but it's a pretty neat item nonetheless.

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#57
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 6/27 0:42

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Still really damn cool. Congrats!
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#58
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: Yesterday 5:56

Joined 2012/12/21
Australia
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I know I'm years late on this but that first post is so cool, I had no idea Argonaut did any other 3D titles outside of X. I love that game just for the story of it, was lucky enough to chance upon a copy when looking for other things to pad out a play-asia order years and years and *years* ago.

Could probably spam up the thread going on about all sorts of things I've picked up that I think are cool, though I don't quite have anything on the level of unreleased prototypes - most of my stuff was available at retail or whatever. Also a good chunk of it is more obscure in a local context, since we miss out on a whole lot of things down here and have to rely on imports. Mostly I'm mildly obsessed with weird/niche peripherals (hence getting on the VB bandwagon years ago) so most of the stuff I've amassed is centred around that.

One small-but-cool one, a few years back my boss was getting ready to move to another country and me and a friend were over at his place for one final board games night. In the process of tidying up he'd uncovered a few things that were still kicking around from back when he worked in the games industry. Pretty much said "oh hey I found these, I figured you might be interested in them" and just handed me what I recognised as a pair of E3 promo pins for Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. I kinda slipped up in my excitement mentioning how they go for a pretty high price, and he expressed some regret in not having thought to just try sell them instead. But still let me keep them anyway, such an awesome parting gift :P

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