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Vintage Arcade Collection

  • Guerilla War, 2 Player, 25¢ Arcade, is working but out of service pending upgrades to it's power supply, monitor and
    controls.
  • Classics Arcade, 2 Player, 25¢ per credit, working and turned on most days with a slight discoloration on the lower right of the screen. We should be upgrading this unit with a new LED monitor shortly. Play games like PacMan, Galaga, Dig Dug, Vortec and more ....

Genuine TV Artifacts


  • from Stargate SG-1, This artifact first appears in SG-1 Season 3 episode 14, Foothold, at time stamp 22:59 worn by Richard Dean Anderson (Captain O’Neil)


  • from Battlestar Galactica, 4th Season Premiere, Razor (2007) At the end of the first cylon war a younger Captain "Husker" Adama parachutes into a cylon facility on the world he was investigating, Adama begins searching the maze of hallways for the source of "the screams"? Entering a room he discovers the horror of the cylon's human abductions and becomes witness to the first attempts at a [cylon - human] hybrid. This genuine set artifact first appears as Adama enters the room at time stamp 00:50:06

    Find the 13th Colony!

The HardCore

If you'd like to find some great mainstream gaming web sites, I would suggest GameSpot, IGN or GamersGate! Recently I heard the news that GamePro is no longer going to publish their print magazine. It was a great subscription to have around for reference. Looks like PCWorld has taken over the operations of GamePro, It would take more than that kind of upset in the industry for me to go back to PCGamer! Granted some Indi games can be fun and enjoyable, but after spending a grand or more on an extreme machine, the last game I want to play is one that still runs on a dinosaur 8086 processor. The recent Tv serial, 'The Big Bang Theory', portrays these geeky four stooges as still playing on the Wii and enjoying a round on a DOS based dungeon game. Not going to happen again in my lifetime even though I'm probably one of the fewer sources around that still has all his DOS software.!?

*Updated 28/10/14*

My gaming unit is a custom designed AMD FX™-8150 Eight-Core Processor 3.60GHz on an ASRock Motherboard with 32GB AMD Entertainment Series Dual Channel memory modules, two SLi connected nVidia GeForce GTX 560 main GPUs. Uses a Nvidia 3D Vision Kit on Asus' VG236 3D primary monitor. OCZ Vertex SSD installed with Windows 7 64bit Pro in an Azza Case. Other enhancements include a Noctua N14 Dual Fan Heatsink, 1.8TB of RAID 5 Data storage, nMEDIA-PC display panel and an LG 3D Blu-Ray Disc drive with M-Disc compatibility.

This GridBug was named 'Galactica', after the popular BattleStar from Tv, and provided a baseline for building inexpensive customized gaming units. Everyone can have a Xbox or a Playstation, bah, poodoo! Take a stand against the one world console takeover! Build a personalized Extreme Graphics & Gaming Personal Computer and take advantage of your inner geek right from buying the hardware to tightening the last screw. Anyone wanting to know more can Contact Us about your dream machine or click on any E.G.G. project link.

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Games Vault

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Welcome to the Games Vault. These pages are a collection of data, strategies, files, notes and other stuff related to certain games of the past, present and of future interest. Here you might find such things as icons, cursors, themes, polls, new game release dates, ESRB ratings, home page links, developer sites, patches and other user program submissions. Use the drop down list on the top right to choose a page and hit the reload button, or select from the list(s) below.

BEST of 2011
  1. Action Adventure Batman: Arkham City
  2. Driving Game Forza Motorsport 4
  3. Fighting Game Mortal Kombat
  4. Platformer LittleBigPlanet 2
  5. Puzzle Game Portal 2
  6. RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. Shooter Battlefield 3
  8. Sports Game FIFA Soccer 12
  9. Strategy Game Total War: Shogun 2
  10. XBox360 Game Gears of War 3
  11. PC Game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  12. PS3 Game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  13. Wii Game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

  14. Game of the Year The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

*Source, GameSpot, Best of 2011, Reader's Choice Awards, Published 30 Dec 2011.


Notes, of Regular Interest.

  • Batman : Arkham Asylum - (coming soon!)
  • Descent - an Underworld on Interplay
  • Diablo II - the Patriarch's Tales, from Blizzard North
  • DuelField - being a Disciple of Sismoplay
  • Dragon Age* - next Quest please. EA Games
  • Duke Nukem* -Blow $hit Up with Gearbox Software
  • M.A.X. - life before Starcraft on Interplay
  • SpiderMan 2 - your Friendly Neighborhood, Activision
  • StarCraft - life after M.A.X. with Blizzard
  • StarCraft II - (coming soon!)
  • Tiberian Sun - Real Time Sci-Fi in Westwood Studios
  • TRoN 2.0 - a Digital Realm! Buena Vista Interactive
  • TRoN Evolution - more than Digital at Disney Interactive
( * updated recently )
PC Gaming vs. Console?

Triple core CPUs such as those found in the xBox360, ..., are real cheese for inexpensive console gaming, but in the world of PC Gaming there's a more unsympathetic demand on hardware. The looming question, "Is PC Gaming Dead?" is like asking "whatever happened to IBM?". Here's a clue --> www.IBM.com! Sure enough, the giants of the industry are omni-present which gaurantees that the game you play on a console device was, is, will be developed, in some way or another, on a Personal Computer. IBM has made good on the concept and made hoards of cash on a great idea even now. PC gaming has ruled the early days from the 1980's with titles like Ultima. The era of consoles is but a shadow spin-off of the quickly advancing technology of a PC. With the raw processing power of the PC last year easily reaching 200 Billion Instructions Per Second, it blows away the 19.2BIPS of the Xbox360, 10.2 for the Playstation and 1.7 on the Wii.

The level of sophistication is only a matter of time and money. There is always time, so all we need is a little bit of cash, say around $1,200 of the green. Here, in Merritt, BC, we are going to build a new GRiD BuG from an Extreme Graphics & Gaming computer project, or E.G.G., for short. It's all about High Frame Rates, Gaming Experience, Stability, Economics and being EcoFreindly using recent advances in power-saving technology combined with smooth styling and glow. One word? Awesome!

Played or Playing, a short list.

  • Age of Empires
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Anarchy Online
  • Batman : Arkham Asylum
  • BattleZone
  • BattleField 1942
  • Combat Flight Simulator
  • Descent
  • Diablo II
  • DooM
  • DuelField
  • Dragon Age : Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • Dune (Original)
  • Dune 2000
  • Earth 2150 - Moon Project
  • EverQuest
  • Ghost Recon
  • Half Life
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Heretic
  • Hero's of Might & Magic
  • Homeworld/Cataclysm
  • Imperium Galactica II
  • Jane's USAF
  • Kohan Immortal Sovereigns
  • Laura Croft : Tomb Raider
  • Lemmings
  • Longest Journey, The
  • M.A.X.
  • Mass Effect
  • MDK (United Kingdom)
  • MechCommander
  • Mechwarrior Mercenaries
  • Mechwarrior III
  • Mechwarrior IV
  • Medal of Honor
  • Myst
  • Myth II
  • Nova IX (Dynamix)
  • Planescape: Torment
  • Privateer 2: The Darkening
  • Quake
  • Raptor
  • Rebel Assault I & II
  • Rise of the Triad (StereoGraphics)
  • Sacrifice
  • SpiderMan 2
  • StarCraft, Broodwar
  • Starfleet Command Vol. 2
  • StarSiege: Tribes
  • System Shock 2
  • C&C - Tiberian Sun
  • Terminator 3: War of the Machines
  • Theif II
  • Tomb Raider Cronicles
  • Tribes (the original)
  • TRoN 2.0
  • TRoN Evolution
  • Turok
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Wolfenstein 3D

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