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Summer is approaching fast and with that you are going to need plenty of games to keep you indoors on those hot, rainy and humid Alabama days.

Here is the official Play and Talk list of games you should play while you are stuck inside during the summer.


My personal favorite game to play during the summer is Bully for the PS2 or any of its ports (Nintendi wii or Xbox 360). This game will take you back to school while you are off, only this time you can actually fight the teachers and kids who try to mess with you instead of just cowering in a corner .Need for Speed Underground is another great game to play during the summer. Raising a car with friends is like raising a child but it doesn’t ruin your life. Left 4 dead on the Xbox 360  is the perfect way to spend nights up late with the squad.

It requires you to work together to fight zombies and survive to the bitter end. The ultimate summer game you can possibly play is Katamari Damacy for the PS2 or any of its sequels. Rolling around the Earth and listening to J pop is the best summer possible. So if you like this list comes into our store and buys stuff.


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It is March of 2016 here at Play and Talk and it is crazy to us just how far this store has come and just how many rare and valuable games have walked through our doors. Last week we received the largest trade in that has ever walked through the doors of our business establishment that is knows as Play and Talk.

Panzer Dragoon Saga

This trade in consisted of some of the rarest Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 video games out there on the market. Along with games for the Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 video games we also received games for the sega saturn and sega dreamcast video game consoles. Many of the Playstation games that were brought in were made by the great Working Designed video game company known for localizing many important JRPGS such as Lunar the silver star, Lunar Eternal Blue, Alundra and Vanguard Bandits. The biggest banger that came with this collection was the legendary Panzer Dragoon Saga.

In the 2 years that this store has been opened, never did we think we would get in a copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga in the near mint condition that it was brought into us. We hope many more trade ins close to this one will come in to help us bring video gaming to our community.

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The New Year has started and we are ready for another great one here at Play and Talk. We have plenty of new accessories and figures in stock to get excited about.

We just got in our shipment of new Dragon Ball Z figures such as goku, vegeta, great ape and majin buu. We currently carry sailor moon, naruto one piece, neon genesis evangelion and full metal alchemist figures and plan to carry many newer anime figures such as sword art online and attack on titan. We still carry SURGE energy citrus flavored soda for all the 90s throwback you can drink.


In terms of new accessories we now carry Wii U gamecube controller adapters for super smash brothers, Nintendo Wii AV cables, power supply units and wired sensor bars. We are completely stocked on all series of retroNs including the RetroN 5 which was very sought after last year. We have a pretty good stock of most core retro games however they do sell fast so if you are in search of Marios 123 or either of the legend of zelds for the NES or SNES make sure to act fast to ensure you dont have to wait for a copy to get traded into the store.

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Big things have been happening at your local Play and Talk so here’s a blog to get you up to date with everything that’s been happening. To start with we have opened our second location in the glorious town of Gulfport MS. The new store is located right in the outlet mall across from burger king. The new store offers everything  the original store does including video games, toys, collectibles, repair, cell phone repair and an unforgettable video game experience.  Even with the excitement of the new store don’t forget about the two Mobile Alabama locations are still going strong. We carry a variety of new products including USB controllers for SNES, NES and the Sega Genesis. We are full stocked on all forms of Retro which make great gifts for the holidays. We will also soon be getting in new toys and action figures for all the anime fans collections. Keep an eye out for attack on titan, bleach, neon genesis evangelion, one piece, sanic, and sword art online figures. These should be in for the holiday season to satisfy everyone’s demand.

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Early Arrival of NES Games In 1985

Video Gaming has been around since the late 70sish but many say that modern gaming started with the NES in 1985. Gamers that have been around that long can recall every Mario and Zelda to come out and the excitement of playing them the day they came out. Some say it is the best feeling they’ve ever felt after ecstasy. It’s come to point 30 years after the original Nintendo where many gamers were not born early enough to experience multiple consoles and missed out on some of the greatest games in history.


Thankfully gaming companies have made it possible for the new generation of gamers to experience the past through HD remakes and virtual consoles/PSN. The releases of the ocarina of time and Majoras Mask on the 3DS are great examples of gaming masterpieces now becoming available to younger generations. These games changed the way people look at video games and even how games are played making it very important to keep them alive and not forgotten.

The Playstation Network has many great RPG classics up for download such as the legendary final fantasy 7 and more obscure titles such as xenogears and parasite eve.

If you have never played these classics we at Play and Talk highly recommend going back and giving them a shot. There is no experience quite like the first play through of Final Fantasy 7.


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This week in gaming brings us the new Nintendo 3DS XL with better stereoscopic 3d effects, a bigger sd card and a few extra buttons for added play ability. The question is, is it worth it to upgrade if you already own a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL console?

The question you must first ask yourself is are you content with the pre existing models of 3DS and does it improve your quality of life? If so you may want to stick to where you are. Although the new 3DS is cool and makes the experience much more buttery and warm, it is a steep price for just a few more bells and whistles.


The main reason to upgrade would have to be the handful of exclusives coming out, such as the remake the wii masterpiece Xenoblade Chronicles. This re make itself may be reason enough for some to drop $200 on a new console.

Overall, there’s really no downside to the upgrade. It will drastically improve your gaming ability and make you a better person so that people will like you.

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As of November 1st 2014, Play and Talk has been opened an entire year and what a great year its been! The store has grown so much since it began in the mobile Flea Market and has expanded even more since our West  Mobile location has opened. We now have an even larger inventory of NES SNES and Genesis games along with consoles like the Atari Jaguar, intellivision and turbo graffix 16.  We have made great friends with many customers who have become regulars, held tournaments on Friday nights for the kids of Mobile to come together and play games in a safe friendly environment that costs them nothing.

turbografx16pic_083009We very much would like to thank every customer that’s ever traded in games, had a console repaired, bought a shirt, conversed about games, competed in a tournament and supported the store in any way. We look forward to another great year with all of you and hope to do more great business in 2015. We would also like to thank China Wok on airport for having the best Lo Mein in town, Hungry Howies for Cajun crust and Foosacklys for having the best chicken fingers on the planet.

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As the holiday season approaches many rush to pick out the perfect gifts for their friends, family, pep peps, step peppers etc. When it comes to video games, Play and Talk is great place to find video games and video game related toys and accessories. We offer every system from the retro days of the 80s to now making it easy to find gifts for old and young.

Super Nintendo
For someone who is looking to re live their 80s childhood, we offer NES and Super Nintendo Consoles. All consoles are inspected and cleaned by our professional crew ensuring whoever is receiving the gift will be able to play games with as much ease as when they first got the console.

If are shopping for a younger gamer we do have newer games and consoles. The Wii U appears to be the superior console this Christmas with games such as Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2 to entertain the rugrats.  Our shelves are also stocked with video game related plushies for our more sensitive customers. Anything you need this holiday season can be found at Play and Talk.

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Arrival of the New Horror Games

As the Halloween season ends, a whole slew of  great new survival horror games are being released. The horror genre originates back to old apple computers but became more popular in the PlayStation days with games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Both series have gone on to spawn multiple sequels and set the standard for many survival horror games of today.

There are many survival horror games that went somewhat unknown and its these games that I feel do the genre best. One such game is Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Amnesia is a game where you as the protagonist must survive in a dark castle filled with strange creatures and spirits with no means to fight back.

A more popular game that has recently been released is a game called Five Nights at Freddys. This is a very different take on the genre where you play a security guard at an amusement center where the animatronic characters come to life at night and try to kill you.

Slender is a free game available for download where the main character is pursued by Slender man through a dark forest where 8 notes must be collected to finish the game.

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As the holiday season approaches, the new generation of consoles is finishing up their first year of sales. All three of the consoles have a slew of new games and hardware coming out to please consumers and show what their new consoles can do.

The Nintendo Wii U has 1 year over the Sony and Microsoft Consoles and has many new innovative ways to play their games and tons of great first party software coming out. The most interesting thing they have coming out has to be Amiibos. Amiibos are somewhat similar to skylanders or Disney Infinity but with Nintendo Characters such as Samus, Mario and Link.

WII U system
The only compatible game so far is Super Smash Bros U. The Amiibo figure is placed on the game pad and the character appears in the game. You are able to fight along side or against the
character. As the character plays its skills will improve, according to Nintendo representatives Amiibo characters are able to surpass any bot in the game and provide a much greater challenge.

Some of the other games that are going to be Amiibo compatible are Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and Yoshis Wooly World all coming in 2015.