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February 6, 2007

Discount week at Play-Asia

Filed under: Uncategorized — technofranki @ 15:57

Chinese New Year is getting close and to celebrate that, have more than 3000 items in stock at discounted prices. There are lots of good stuff there. You can read about at this link or go directly here to the discounted items.

There is also prizes to win. If you order any of discounted item eligible for the Lucky Draw between Ferbuary 6th and February 28th, you have the change to win an Xbox 360, a Wii, DS Lite, GP2X Game System or store credit vouchers.

Here are some highlights:
Ridge Racer 7 (PS3 – regionfree) US$ 29.90
Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360 – regionfree) US$ 19.90
Prey (Xbox 360 – regionfree) US$ 19.90
Mega Man X Collection (GameCube – US) US$ 19.90
Contact (DS – Japanese text) US$ 12.90
Gyakuten Saiban 2 (Best Price) / Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All US$ 24.90
Naruto: Saikyo Ninja Daikesshu 4 (DS – Japanese text) US$ 19.90
Pocket Bomberman [Tin Box] (GBA – Japanese text) US$ 9.90

I bought Call of Duty 2 for the 360 myself.

February 3, 2007

Edge File #2

Filed under: Uncategorized — technofranki @ 19:23

Edge start some month ago to reprint some of their best features, reviews, interviews from the early days. Volum 1 had articles from Edge issue 1-12 (1993-94). This edition is sadly sold out and not available anymore. You can get it on eBay though, but it’s sold for tribbel the price.

I ordered Edge File 2 and a couple of days after, they where sold out. Issue 2 have feature, interview, reviews and more from Edge issue 13-24 (1994-95). It’s a 260 page issue. Here’s a list of some of the articles:

  • News – Playstation: Sony revel gameplan
  • News – Sega on track with Saturn
  • News – Neo-Geo CD hits the street
  • Testscreen – Doom II: Hell on Earth
  • Feature – Sega Saturn
  • News – Nintendo pins hopes on Virtual Boy
  • Feature – Playstation: Sony’s bid for power
  • Testscreen – Ridge Racer
  • Testscreen – Vitua Fighter
  • Feature – Atari: from boom to dust and back again
  • Testscreen Toh Shin Den
  • News – Jaguar plugs into the CD revolution
  • Feature – Wipeout
  • Feature – 3DO: The story so far
  • An audience with: Shigeru Miyamoto
  • Feature – M2: 3DO’s second coming
  • Feature – Motion Capture

That’s a long list, but you get much more than that. I look forward to read the magazine. Edge File doesn’t give you anything new. But if you didn’t buy Edge in early-mid 90ies, the Edge File is a treasure.

You can’t get Edge File 2, it’s sold out. But here’s a heads up. Issue 3 of the Edge File is out on March 1, and covers issue 25-36 (1995-96). Check out around that date to order you copy. I will.

February 2, 2007

Retro Gamer #34

Filed under: retro,Retro Gamer — Tags: , — technofranki @ 21:23

A new edition of Retro Gamer is out, and that’s issue 34. Retro Gamer have have som great articles:

  • The Making of… Last Ninja
  • The Classic Game – Donkey Kong Country
  • The Making of… Dungeon Master
  • John Szczepankiak’s Gaming Illuminati (part 1 of 2)
  • The Classic Game – Zillion
  • Retroinspection: Sega Saturn
  • The Making of… The Secret of Monkey Island
  • The Definitive Xevious
  • The Making of… Head over Heels

You can order the latest issue (and back issues) of Retro Gamer from

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