Sunday, January 24, 2016

Level Up Stealth Game Tower: Assembly & Review

What: Level Up Stealth Game Tower
Where Did You Get It: GameStop
How Much: $19.99 plus tax
Assembly Time: Under 5 Minutes

Assembly & Review: Level Up's Stealth Game Tower

So, with the New Year came new projects and new objectives.  I had some work done and had to move pretty much everything gaming related (games, Skylanders, Amiibo) etc., and for better, or worse (I like to think for the better) that afforded a legitimate opportunity to retool how I store and display these games and Skylanders.

I recently posted my complete Xbox One and PlayStation 2 game library's and both are resultant from this cleaning and organizing effort.

While I prefer bookshelves for games (or interior storage offered by an entertainment center), I wouldn't be able to fit PS2, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and XB1 games in the 3-Shelf unit I had planned to use.  That lead me to investigate other options and one intriguing one was this Stealth Game Tower from Level Up.  It clocked in at under $20 AND I could pick it up locally.  That is always a win-win.

There are a lot of reviews on this thing, but they are of the mixed variety.  One person says it is great, the next says it is a POS that won't stand upright.  So, I had to just take a chance and hope for the best, but decided to do the video so folks could SEE how it goes together, what it can hold, how it can hold different media inputs, and more importantly, how it functions both vertically and horizontally with and without a load.

As of writing this, I am happy to report that I've had this thing set up and fully stocked for about 2 weeks and have had zero issues with tipping etc.  It may not be my dream set up, but for $20 I can't complain.

I will try to get some pictures up at a later date, but for now it was $20 well spent and a great way to organize my PS2 Library, along with a few DVDs.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sony PlayStation 2 Library

As with the recent XB1 Library list, I figured it was time to archive the ol' PS2 Archive.  For many, many years the PS2 was my main console...The NES was always plugged in and the Sega Genesis was handy, but while others were on the Xbox band wagon, or moving on to the PS3, I stuck with the PS2.  Going thru the games tonight as I moved the back up, it brought back a lot of memories.

Here are a few titles of interest:
-Madden 03: I played so many custom seasons on here...I also documented draft pick traits and ratings in a notebook and developed a fail safe system to log the best picks possible.
-Midnight Club: I still remember getting this game for my was a huge step up in racing games and one of the first "street racers."  At the time, staying up until midnight was a big deal and I particularly enjoyed playing it "late" at night.
-Test Drive: Awesome game, great cover.
-Need for Speed Underground: This franchise had a really nice string of games and Underground kind of built off Midnight Club...lots of good times.
-Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: I hold this game in very high is way up there on my list of all time best  games along with Super Mario World.  I was a teenager when it came out and it was undeniably groundbreaking while pushing the limits all while recreating a sincere 80s vibe.
-Pac-Man World Rally: Honestly one of the best kart racers you will ever play...It is a shame more people aren't aware of this game.

I won't take the time to archive the games by release date, or my acquisition date since all this went down so long ago...but here is the archive:

  1. Atari Anthology
  2. MLB 07 The Show
  3. Conflict: Desert Storm
  4. Medal of Honor Frontline
  5. Starsky & Hutch
  6. The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee
  7. True Crime Streets of LA
  8. Grand Theft Auto Vice City
  9. Grand Theft Auto III
  10. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
  11. Test Drive
  12. Gran Turismo 4
  13. Need for Speed Underground
  14. Need for Speed Underground 2
  15. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  16. Need for Speed Carbon
  17. Need for Speed Pro Street
  18. The Simpsons Hit & Run
  19. The Simpsons Game
  20. Family Guy Video Game
  21. Madden 03
  22. Madden 08
  23. Madden 09
  24. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
  25. Midnight Club II
  26. Midnight Club: Street Racing
  27. Pac-Man World Rally

Monday, January 11, 2016

Xbox One Game Library

Microsoft Xbox One Game Library

This one is a bit past due...I am having to clean up and move some things around, plus I don't have very many games for the XB1, so I figured it made sense to get this going...and hopefully frequently updated as I just had to update my Wii/Wii U/3DS Librarys after a long hiatus.

  1. Minecraft Xbox One Edition (Digital Download)
  2. Skylanders SWAP Force
  3. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  4. Madden 25 (2014)
  5. Rocksmith 2014
  6. Skylanders Trap Team
  7. Madden 15
  8. NBA 2k15
  9. Forza Horizon 2
  10. Skylanders SuperChargers
  11. Madden 16

Currently Playing

  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Minelogix-Minecraft PC
  • Stardew Valley - PC
  • Wii Fit U (Wii U)
  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival (Wii U)
  • Yoshi's Wooly World
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS

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