Digital Press Video games pick up video!

Digital Press video games pick up video!    I just love this place!  It’s a retro gamers love!   Check out the video above to see what great pick ups I get!    More coming soon so please subscribe to my youtube channel  http://bit.ly/2krps1m

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Brent



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Deflate gate video game edition

Well ya all know that my package (yeah that sounds funny) was damaged by the USPS… they did a lazy job due to the snow and not wanting to drop it off 30 feet to my front steps… instead they smashed it and shoved it into my mail box…    Well anyways… after putting in my claim (which i’ll never see a dime from it) I decided the hell with it… I am going to open my package for the world to see.. (yet again sounds funny)  watch the video below to see if my package is safe or damaged (again i can’t stop myself)

Brent
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John Gamester81 interview on “Gamester81 the video game” for Colecovision

I was able to catch up with John Gamester81 and ask him a few questions about his new “sold out” game Gamester81 “The Video Game”…   for those who don’t know John Gamester81… He has a huge You Tube following over close to 80,000 subscribers and growing along with an amazing website at www.gamerster81.com  His collection of video games and obscure video game consoles is awesome… He also has amazing knowledge about the past, present and future of video gaming….  Click here for the Full Interview or visit the link under the drop down menu “interviews”

Brent
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A Pick up video with some views….

I was going though my channel and found this video to be getting some views… I have no idea why? Maybe someone shared it but hey i’ll take the extra views.. it is nothing special just some cheap pick ups this past summer when Gamestop was having a buy 3 for 10 bucks sale… It was a great sale and I really cleaned up… I’ll add some more videos to the site soon… I also have to do a new video game room tour… so much to do so little time and money.

Happy Gaming
Brent
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Game Room Tour

I did a random off the cuff video game room tour… This might be hands down the worst one on youtube…. But It is still under construction… It is also a work in progress but I have a decent collection of stuff over the decades of collecting…

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How to take awesome photos of your Video Game Carts!

Photo Taken with Technic described in the Article

I have had a lot of people ask me.  “Brent where do you get your photos from?”.  I tell them I take them myself.  They say:  “but they look so professional”  and I say “thank you”.  Some even ask “what camera do you use” and I say “the one I have with me at the time”   Then they say “WTF?”

Yes, sometimes photos aren’t about the camera at all.  You can have the most mega pixels in the world but if you don’t know how to light your subject then what is really the sense?

Here is my rude set up below but it took this great “product” photo in the top photo of this post.  I will go into more detail below the photo on how to set this up.

Yes the lights are aimed at the ceiling to bounce the light down and give it a nice gradient soft light!

I do product photography for 1/4 of my full time job.  In my job I deal with a lot of goods that are packaged and have shiny, reflective surfaces to them.   I need to have photographs with no glare or anything on the product. I bounce the lights off the white ceiling and the light comes down nice and soft on the subject (which is a DK NES Cart illustrated above) and I use Seem-less paper (buy Seem-less paper here)  with a transition on it for the base and background.  I use a C-stand (buy c-stand here) to hold the paper up.  A cheap folding table (you probably have around the house) and two Florescent Soft box lights (buy lights here) The results come out great and I am only using an iphone 4s to take the photos too  I could use my other camera but I like to show people what you can do with proper indirect lighting.

I used the lights different than usual to get rid of the shadow. This makes the subject easy to cut out of the white background and give it no shadows at all. If I want to give it a little depth I move the left light more to the right or sometime just shut it off completely. Like other photos I have taken before see Facebook @ www.facebook.com/extendedplayarcade

Hopefully this has help.  Follow us on facebook and ask any questions if need.

Brent Dolan
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Pixel Artwork with Perler beads

Wait what?  How awesome is that?  That is made out of Perler beads.  It is a hot new trend for Gamer to build some custom artwork for their game rooms.    Here is a how to video below..

You can buy them off amazon cheap

Check out more artwork here http://geekcrafts.com/138-top-ten-perler-bead-crafts/

Brent
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Sega Genesis Control Pad Complete in box!

Sega Genesis Control Pad mint in boxSega Genesis Control Pad complete in box!  To me this always look like something “Batman” would us.    What a great controller.  It broke free from the boxy controllers in the consoles a generation before the Genesis.  The curved bottom even gave it a nice grip =)

Even Sega Retro agrees with me as I quote them:

“Mega Drive controllers are notable for being one of the first control pads to be ergonomically designed for the user’s hands. Though improvements were made in the coming years, previous systems had cornered edges with their controllers, meaning they were often uncomfortable to hold after several hours of play. The Mega Drive controller is rounded, and has its buttons placed in easier to reach positions.”

 

I totally agree.  I notice even the consoles of today such as Xbox 360, PS3 and even the Pro Wii U controller have that kind of style today.  You can actually still buy this controller today.  Click here to see prices but I am sure they are all used and not as in mint condition as the one I am lucky to own  =)

Stay Stoked!
Brent Dolan

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