[Picks of the Month] May/June 2018


Hello again guys,

I’m finally back to my blogging activity. Sorry for my absence in this period but now I’m slowly catching up with all the things I’ve missed and that I had to to in the last month. This post is a double feature, since it’s a recap of the purchases of both May and June. On August 1st this column will become again a monthly one and I’ll let you know about the picks of July.

Since I’ve bought a lot of 23 IntelliVision games last month, I’ve started to look after an actual console, so I can test them and of course play them. I wans’t looking for a boxed console and for the moment it was ok for me even a “spare” console. I’ve seen a lot of IntelliVisions but all of them demanded a quite high price; not so high as a Sega Nomad, but high anyway, then like 10 days ago I found an ad for an INTV System II with a dozen of games.

Almost half of them were game I already had but the price was so small that I decided to buy it anyway. The INTV is one of the latest IntelliVision iterations (being the last the Tutorvision released in 1989), made by INTV Corporation in 1985, after they purchased the rights of the IntelliVision after its failure in the turmoil of 1983 crash. The system is at first glance almost identical to the original console, but, although the shape and the controller were the same, the color is slightly different and darker. You may argue that’s not the original console and you’re right but it’s not even a clone so I’m glad of my puirchase. Maybe in the future I will find a cheap IntelliVision, who knows…

Even this month I had the opportunity to enlarge my RE games collection. Not only I’ver secured Dead Aim for the PS2, but I’ve also bought two GameCube games, Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil. You may think I’m a fool because I don’t own a GameCube but I’m lucky that my Wii is backward compatible with the GC games, so now I just need to buy a GC controller (maybe a cheap compatible one) and play RE Zero that I’m very curious to try.

The big absent this month is the NES, since I haven’t found good games to buy but don’t worry, I will secure something for the month of June 🙂 The absence of NES leaves a great space for Xbox 360 games that are the biggest chunk this month. I’ve fouund an english seller who listed lots of 4 games each that went away for ridiculous prices and I ended up buying 20 games 🙂 There are great games in the list such as Far Cry 4, Duke Nukem Forever, Crisys 2, Destiny, some Resident Evil steelbox editions (RE games are always good 🙂 ) and a game I think I will fall in love with, Singularity, set in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and with a plot that keeps jumping between present days and the 50s.

I’m also “building” my game room in the living room of my Apartment so when it will be ready I’ll show you some pictures. I’m excited about this reorganization!

CONSOLES

  • INTV System III

GAMES

GameCube (Games count:2)

  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil Zero

Intellivision (Games count: 28)

  • NBA Basketball
  • Sea Battle
  • Soccer
  • Tron Maze-A-Tron
  • Vectron

PS2 (Games count: 40):

  • Resident Evil – Dead Aim

XBox 360 (Games count: 55):

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Batman Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360 Classic version)
  • Batman Arkham Origins
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Call of Duty Black Ops III
  • Call of Duty Ghosts
  • Crysis 2
  • The Darkness II
  • Destiny
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • The Evil Within
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 4
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Fuse
  • Max Payne 3
  • Phantasy Star Universe
  • Quake 4
  • Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
  • Resident Evil 6 Steelbox Edition
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Sheelshock 2 Blood Trails
  • Singularity
  • Titanfall
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction
  • Tomb Raider
  • Wet

MAGAZINES

  • Retro Gamer #179

Games bought this month: 37

Games count: 443

I hope you’ll enjoy what you see!

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