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Old 08-05-2005, 02:45 AM   #81
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So I'm taking off next monday.
Any last time recommendations?

Also, do any of the locals know about game stores where I could find some cheap (or not so cheap) old adventure games?
Look for these words: "Thrift Store", usually in the less-upscale parts of town.
They're a mixed bag of furniture, clothes, and everything else under the sun, but cheap used PC games are plentiful at these places. They're often mixed in with music CDs and are in no particular order, but great deals can be found.
Just make sure the CD inside matches the cover and isn't scratched before buying.
Also, I think California has GameStop or GameSpot stores, which carry used PC and console games for reasonable prices, but they mostly have more recent titles.
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Old 08-05-2005, 06:31 AM   #82
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The thrift stores here tend to be Goodwill or Salvation Army, and I could tell you where pretty much all of them are in a given area. (Or you could just check the locations on their websites.)

Same with the Gamestops and EBs, except that both of those stores have stopped carrying used PC titles. They only have used console games now.
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They only have used console games now.
And I love them for that! Hooray for Xbox!
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The thrift stores here tend to be Goodwill or Salvation Army, and I could tell you where pretty much all of them are in a given area. (Or you could just check the locations on their websites.)

Same with the Gamestops and EBs, except that both of those stores have stopped carrying used PC titles. They only have used console games now.
Well, where do you go to find PC advenure games?
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Look for these words: "Thrift Store", usually in the less-upscale parts of town.
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What the address exactly?

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You'll be able to find new games at Gamestop and EB Games (if you're in the mood to buy a bunch of games and bring them home with you, that is). Just not used ones anymore.

If you're staying in Palo Alto you should check out Frye's. Weird place, that is.
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Don't fall for his smart ass joke, Ninth.

There's an EB Games on 151 Powell Street (in a mall; 415.362.7601) that may sell some PC games, new and used; call them first and ask. That store is right in the heart of the tourist section (at the cable car) so you're gonna be around there anyway. I know you're not a heavy console gamer but they sell a lot of good pre-owned PS2 and Xbox titles REALLY cheap.

There is a CompUSA store downtown on 750 Market Street (415.743.3200), towards the Embarcadero. They sell the more prominent stuff, nothing you couldn't otherwise get in Paris, but you might just find some goodies in their bargain bin.

There's a BestBuy on 1717 Harrison St. (415.626.9682), but it's too far from the tourist section, and besides, they pretty much also sell prominent games like what CompUSA would have.

There's also a Gamestop on 1501 Sloat Blvd. (415.682.7318) but that's waaaay too far from where you'd be but they don't carry PC games, but they MIGHT carry PC games, new and used. I know the one I frequented in Chicago does, so call them first and tell what you're looking for. It may be worth a little side trip.
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You'll be able to find new games at Gamestop and EB Games (if you're in the mood to buy a bunch of games and bring them home with you, that is). Just not used ones anymore.

If you're staying in Palo Alto you should check out Frye's. Weird place, that is.
I second that Frys in Palo alto has a lot of PC games ( a whole long shelf of them), and a big portion of them are adventures.

Forget about EBGames and Gamestop. They will have a small corner in their store for PC games.
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I remember finding a lot of PC adventure games (only in their jewel cases, though) for $5 in the bargain bin at CompUSA. And because you'll probably mostly be in that part of S.F., Ninth, you should definitely run in and look.
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I remember finding a lot of PC adventure games (only in their jewel cases, though) for $5 in the bargain bin at CompUSA. And because you'll probably mostly be in that part of S.F., Ninth, you should definitely run in and look.
I used to live 4 blocks away from that compUSA. Really pretty posh area there. I really never payed attention if they had old games though.
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Did all that poshness scare you off, you little plebeian? I've found such titles as Egyptian Prophecy, Schizm, and Traitor's Gate for $5 there (or rather, the one in Chicago - probably not different in S.F.).
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I remember going to Frys in Palo Alto some years ago, to find adventure games, but I was disappointed.
I'll try again though.

And thanks for the SF addresses, Trep, I'll try to check some of these out.
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Ninth, try again! There are lots of adventure games in the Fry's in Palo Alto. I go there all the time.

I like Fry's a lot. That's not the biggest one either, but it's the one I go to, most of the time.
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Darn, darn, darn, I kept meaning to do this, and then didn't. Hope it's not too late.

Here's a link to the local Silicon Valley alternative paper - there are free newspapers that report on the music scene, restaurants, movies, that sort of thing. I like the San Jose Metro a lot. It's unusual in that for a free alternative paper, the articles are also good.

Anyway, here's the link to the issue that reports on the Bars and Clubs in Silicon Valley.

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/me....05/index.html
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Hi everyone!

I'm back from my 3 weeks in California which were, unsurprinsingly, awesome.

I hope I haven't missed too much over here...
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Welcome back! And where are your pictures? Tell us all about it!

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Welcome back.

I want to hear about your trip.
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