Out with the old, in with the NEW!

Finally decided to upgrade something…something dear to me, something that no longer works.

Guess What?

Guess what?

I’ve had a Dreamcast since my Playstation got stolen in about 2001, so that’s around 5 years, since I’ve been in Malaysia though I haven’t used it, and when I did try recently..it didn’t work 🙁

Dreamcast

I had more than a 100 games! Not that I’d played them all, I really loved my Dreamcast, especially the game that introduced the style of driving over speed as a way of playing games – MSR or Metropolis Street Racer, plus the other classics like Shenmue and Virtua Tennis 2.

So seen as though I felt the Internets are getting a bit boring, I wanted something else do to..

It’s a bit Old Skool but the PS3 is really expensive and the range of PS2 games is fantastic now…

PS2

PS2 ftw!

I got a very good deal, second generation PS2 (Without the overheating problems or the disc skipping and the weak drive, can play games and DVD’s just fine), 2 original controllers (most packages sell one ori one non-ori), 8mb memory card and 10 DVD games for RM615!

The second gen PS2 alone is RM590 normally, first gen RM520, extra ori controller is RM30, memory card RM60.

I couldn’t wait to get home and start it up!

PS2

It’s just so sleek!

Ready to rock..

PS2 On

Anyway you can tell I’m excited cos I just bought this yesterday and I’ve already blogged about it 😛

I’ve got the sound wired up to my 5.1 speaker surround system as well so playing games rocks!

Gran Turismo 4

I’ve also just taken up Badminton, more about that soon..

As you can imagine I spent my weekend playing Gran Turismo 4 and Tekken 5.

I had thought about the PS3 and the Xbox 360 but they are a bit pricey and I don’t have a HDTv yet so I wouldn’t make full use of them.

I love the Nintendo Wii though because of the Gyroscopic force fed controllers, awesome fun for multiplayer.

I went for the PS2 though because it’s good and stable with a massive range of games and peripherals and the games I love are there. Plan to get a steering wheel soon, w00t!

Sorry the pictures aren’t artistic and beautiful, but I wanted to play the thing, not take photos 🙂

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31 Responses to Out with the old, in with the NEW!

  1. Kelvin January 8, 2007 at 4:59 pm #

    fuyoh…

  2. KY January 8, 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    come, GT4!

  3. Lucifer January 8, 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    PS2 sweet

  4. leenmafia January 8, 2007 at 6:04 pm #

    I’m so jealous! I had a PS fever last 2 weeks and played Tenchu non stop. But then again, that ‘fever’ was coz Internet was down. Teehee. I need a PS2. They dont even sell the old PS games anymore.

  5. Andrew January 8, 2007 at 6:15 pm #

    If you ever finish one of the 24 hour endurance races on GT4, i SALUTE you.

  6. gbyeow January 8, 2007 at 6:22 pm #

    You sure you’re really excited about it? I thought you would have been too busy glued to the TV set and the PS2 gamepad instead of blogging about it 😛

  7. kenJJ January 8, 2007 at 6:29 pm #

    You must get a game called Shinobido, a highly-rated ninja game. Playing FIFA 07 is also fantastic on PS2.

  8. michaelooi January 8, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    dude, you gotta get this title — Winning Eleven. It has come to part 8 or 9, i think.

  9. Matthew January 8, 2007 at 8:35 pm #

    Cool!

  10. Dabido (Teflon) January 8, 2007 at 8:56 pm #

    Kewl! I used to spend a lot of time in Sydney playing Madden against one of my old flatmates. I’m pretty bad at Grand Tourismo though … car games are not my Forte. 🙂

  11. nyg January 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    The Xbox 360 is the greatest thing mandkind has ever invented.

  12. Chen January 8, 2007 at 11:13 pm #

    virtua quest!
    kingdom hearts!
    kingdom hearts 2!
    burnout 3!

  13. moons January 8, 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    dont miss out on Final Fantasy XII. lol.

  14. Adam January 9, 2007 at 6:02 am #

    Really envy you.

    Recently tried out the new Wii and it’s so great but it’s so damn costly at the moment. Have to wait a few years.

  15. Chapree Da Grande January 9, 2007 at 11:45 am #

    Wise choice there. You can expect new PS2 game coming along soon as developers are still developing games for it although PS3 already out in the market.

    Don’t forget to get Guitar Hero 2. 😉

  16. pik January 9, 2007 at 11:57 am #

    i just got addicted to Guitar Hero 2.

    you should consider it ST! hit me up when you get better at guitar hero

  17. aprilcherrie January 9, 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    i nv have a PS before… but i think PS is cool ^^

  18. Popoko January 9, 2007 at 12:12 pm #

    Wher you bought it.?
    coz i ask around is RM690

  19. ShaolinTiger January 9, 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    KY: Boleh, pop round any time!

    leenmafia: With the Internet being so slow lately and the content quite boring anyway I really had to look at some new things to do…so PS2, Badminton and Pool it is!

    Andrew: Well I finished them before on GT2, so shouldn’t be a problem (with plenty of pausing…haha). I got the second gen PS2 so it shouldn’t overheat.

    gbyeow: Still have to come to ofice…so write about it instead seen as though I can’t play it.

    kenJJ: Ok will note that down on my growing list of games to get, I got winning eleven instead of FIFA.

    michaelooi: Part 10 I got I think, season 06/07.

    Chen: Noted, also those games sound gay!

    moons: I bought that with the PS2, although I heard there’s a better game in that style.

    Adam: Wii is amazing, would love one…but PS2 for now, it’s a mature platform and cheap for what you get!

    Chapree Da Grande: Yah still developing for PS2 and they can really squeeze the max out of it now so the games are beautiful. Will get Guitar Hero later for sure!

    Popoko: Try Sungei Wang and Low Yat, you can get base unit first gen for as cheap as RM440, second gen a bit more expensive, my first price for total package was RM680, but got down to RM615. Ask around a bit more, try those small old malls rather than places like 1U or Mid Valley.

  20. Alex January 9, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    ps2’s good enuf for now i reckon. got it first when it released.. rm1600. damn it. but it served me well 🙂 still on my pes 6

  21. Chen January 9, 2007 at 7:48 pm #

    hahahahhaHAHAHAHA your HEAD gay!!!11 virtua quest is an extension of virtua fighters, kingdom hearts is rpg with really fantastic graphics and music, collaboration of square soft (enix?) with disney, and burn out is a car game. it’s all about the banging, hoho.

  22. v0ices January 10, 2007 at 1:08 am #

    yo… yea, PS2 is good enough already.
    GT4! and Tekken! woot!

  23. Asyraf Lee January 10, 2007 at 7:33 am #

    Now I have a solid reason to lepak at your house, lol

  24. ShaolinTiger January 10, 2007 at 7:25 pm #

    Alex: Yah I bought my first generation PS1 1 week after it’s release, bloody expensive! I never regretted it though.

    Chen: Ok ok…I’ll check them out, I like some banging too 😀

    v0ices: Yah! With a bit of Winning Eleven aswell.

    Asyraf Lee: Hahaha, yeah no excuse now.

  25. kylielmf January 12, 2007 at 1:55 pm #

    eh.. i’ve been looking for ps2 deals too last week. But now the crackdown is so obvious that they don’t keep stock of the games i’d like to play. Haih.
    Found 590 deal with 1 ori & 1 fake joystick. The rest same with yours.

    Whr you get yours ah…

  26. ShaolinTiger January 12, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    kylielmf: Got it in Cheras actually, easy to find the games there too..or Digital Mall if you are in PJ. RM590 is decent price.

  27. Albert Ng January 13, 2007 at 3:31 am #

    Ah the last sentence explains it. 😀

    I think the Nintendo Wii with Wii Sports is a great deal. You WILL get a heck of a workout because you must use the same force as with the real thing to play.

  28. wombok January 14, 2007 at 3:51 pm #

    Wahseh, thats a great package man. RM615.00. Can’t get that price here in Kuching, either that or i don’t have the kang tao.

    Best price i got was RM710.00 for the ps2 console, i ori, 1 non ori controllers, 8mb memory card and 10 games. Should probably just get it when i am over there.

    If you like football, winning eleven 10 is the way to go. Then get a multitap and play 4 way, winning eleven. That’s about 2 – 3 hours of good fun already.

  29. ShaolinTiger January 15, 2007 at 1:18 am #

    Albert Ng: Yah I’m really tempted to get one too! I’m just worried it’s a bit gimmicky and might get old fast, still the best social console though.

    wombok: Aye extremely cheap! That’s a bad price for that setup, you can get the same deal for RM630 in KL without bargaining much, RM660 with 2 ori controllers.

  30. gouki January 17, 2007 at 6:50 am #

    Nice! I bought one myself a couple of months ago (just for the 24 game) and I love it!

    On other news, if you have a small fortune to spend, I recommend Xbox 360. Since I bought Gears of War I cannot stop playing! Hell, I played a total of 13 hours during one day some time ago.