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Category: Games
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 @ 10:06 am
Posted By Brent
I have joined the devout followers of Nintendo this past weekend with my purchase of a Gameboy Advance SP. I went ahead and snagged Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls. One cartridge with two classics on it, sounds like a winner.

The actual catalyst for getting the Gameboy was Scott's suggestion that Brenda and I both get one each so that he can justify the purchase of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure for the Gamecube. Here's how the action breaks down: it's basically multiplayer, co-op Zelda, in a regular Zelda-ish game with the four of you running around on the screen. Each person plugs their Gameboy into the Gamecube and uses it as a controller. If ever you go somewhere in the game that would be impossible to display due to the fact that it has to also display the location of your companions, such as going into a house or a cave, your display will then switch to your Gameboy's display. Also, when you talk to most people, the conversations you have with them will be displayed on your Gameboy's display as to not distract the other players who don't give a shit what that person is saying (conversations that actually move the plot along are generally shown on the television).

Anyway, we played that bitch for hours and I can't wait for another session of multiplayer Zelda/beer drinkery. Good times indeed.

On a side note, while I was getting the Gameboy, Scott pointed me in the direction of a used copy of XIII (for the PC) on sale at EB Games for a paltry four bucks (*swipe*). I have to say, it's pretty effin' good, with the exception of the "checkpoint" style savegame system. It blows. A lot.



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NAME: g13
Thursday, December 9th, 2004 @ 11:22 am
Nevermind, those are for the SP.


NAME: g13
Thursday, December 9th, 2004 @ 11:20 am
I noticed a few auctions on Ebay that sell rechargable battery/screw on cover combos on the cheap.


NAME: ian
Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 @ 02:07 pm
ahem...

One of the most common ways for a fight to break out is over what we refer to as “Dropping the bucket short.” In case you don’t know the world of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is poisoned and your party carries with it a magical container (the bucket). This container creates a magic bubble around our party that all characters must remain inside if they don’t want to die. In order to progress through the level someone obviously has to carry this bucket around. While holding the bucket a player can’t really do much of anything else. They have to keep an eye on all the other players and make sure that the bubble they are casting is safely covering the entire party.

from penny arcade, way at the bottom.

also, in the paragraph above that one, a comment is made that sounds eerily prescient of last weekend with four swords. (and i pronounce the w in that, because i'm totally down with the wu-tang clan.)


NAME: g13
Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 @ 09:32 am
bucket dropping?


NAME: ian
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 @ 04:48 pm
oh yeah... bucket dropping.

hmmmm.


NAME: g13
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 @ 04:23 pm
After looking at their site (store.nintendo.com) it doesn't look like they actually make one of the 2 in 1 thingers.
I could pay 10 bucks for the official gba<->cube cord: here
Or I could pay 50 cents for a two in one: here

(ps I forgot FF: Crystal Chronicles used multiplayer gba<->cube goodness. And Animal Crossing! Maybe this could become a Sunday night institution!)


NAME: ian
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 @ 03:47 pm
yeah, i found 'em the other night after y'all left. shame they cost that much more just for pink. and as far as cords, just make sure you pick up the real thing, as you've seen how reliable that knock-off cable was.


NAME: g13
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 @ 03:18 pm
Set a day, I'll be there with bells on.

Oh btw, Jason said he'd sell his oldstyle gba to ya, and I guess I could pick up a gba-gba/cube cable for me and Brenda, that would mean Alison could get in on it.

And I found the pinky: I was talking about.
They also have some some on Ebay.


NAME: ian
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 @ 12:30 pm
no shit. gotta do that again soon.
also, if you really are thinking about a Q, there's one on e-bay for like 160 right now. i realize you've got a dvd player already, but that's not a bad price at all for the thing, especially since it's already been modded.


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