Anyone still remembers now defunct Diehard Gamefan Club?

Liquid Snake

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what a memory!

I bought my Mega Drive console & Neo AES Gold from them in 1991.

I went to CA in the early 90's and been to their store in Van Nuys. I bought Magician Lord AES then.

Of course I also bought around 20 games from them until 1995 before they shutdown their branch store in Plano, Texas.
 

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Was that the same as GameCave? GameCave used to advertise all the time in Gamefan to where I thought that the two were affiliated. They had really high prices though, so I never bought anything from them.
 

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Originally posted by Galford Forever:
<strong>Was that the same as GameCave? GameCave used to advertise all the time in Gamefan to where I thought that the two were affiliated. They had really high prices though, so I never bought anything from them.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I don't think Diehard Gamefan is Gamecave.

I still have old catalog/booklet from Diehard gamefan in hand .......

Man...I used to dream to purchase all the Mega Drive/PC Engine games from them one day....

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Yep, and I remember how awful there service was!!! <img src="graemlins/shame.gif" border="0" alt="[Shame]" />
 

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I think GameCave got swallowed by <a href="http://www.express.com" target="_blank">www.express.com</a> while Diehard Gamefan Club became <a href="http://www.gexpress.com" target="_blank">www.gexpress.com</a>

Can anyone confirm this?

Also, what happened to that store called Tommo?
 

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Originally posted by Wolf:
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Also, what happened to that store called Tommo?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Never order from Tommo before
But I thought they get into videogame publishing
They publish 2 PS games......
 
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Die Hard Gamers Club was old Gamecave... Then Gamecave became express.com, and now their dead too.
 

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Originally posted by Drift King EX:
<strong>Die Hard Gamers Club was old Gamecave... Then Gamecave became express.com, and now their dead too.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I thought maybe so! I'm not so crazy then :) .
 

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Originally posted by Liquid Snake:
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Never order from Tommo before
But I thought they get into videogame publishing
They publish 2 PS games......</strong><hr></blockquote>

I ordered KOF 97 for PS from Tommo a long time ago. They are still around but I think they only deal with distributors now.

Jeff
 

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TOMO!?! Those BASTARDS!!!!!!!! I ordered new copies of English Real Bout Fatal Fury and Real Bout Fatall Fury Special for GOOD PRICES!! Gave the F%767ER My Credit Card # and swore I grabbed the deal of the century..I mean the price for the two carts was like $300 if that..
I call back after a couple of days because my games had'nt arrived and the MOFO told me he could'nt verify "my card" That SON OF BITCH had the 800# I gave him and could have verified all day! What a LIAR! I hate TOMO!!!!!!!!
Also..what about the lil' annoying kid that used to read off the new releases while they put you on hold..hehee...@ DIE HARD?? I purchased an ADK for like $179 when it fiest came out from there..was very pleased..
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Express.com is still around- they are now DVDExpress.com. They still sell games, but they hype theirselves more as a movie DVD vendor now. You see some movie DVD stuff at the top, and you have to scroll down a little to see the featured games. Their game selection seems to be mostly domestic stuff now, although I've noticed a few older imports listed in stock.
 

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I remember game cave ! there was one in fresno
<a href="http://communities.msn.com/myneogeoandohtergames" target="_blank">http://communities.msn.com/myneogeoandohtergames</a>
 

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Die-hard Gameclub was a sort of chain store out here in the midwest too. The one I went to was in Arlington Heights, IL. But, sadly sometime last year they closed down for good. Was a decent place to buy imports too...
 

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<img src="graemlins/shame.gif" border="0" alt="[Shame]" /> Those bastards at Die-Hard charged like $5 for 30 minutes to play there. They are bastards, but now that I am older and can appreciate their imports and such, I wish they were back :(

GameCave on the other hand...when I got my Neo Geo AES package, the NAM 1975 cart came with a GameCave price sticker...$179.99

I crapped myself.

Later,
Jordan>
 

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This thread brings back so many memories. I remember looking through all of the video game mags at Barnes & Noble looking for the Tommo and others adds in the back. They were so cool!
 

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Originally posted by Liquid Snake:
<strong>what a memory!

I bought my Mega Drive console & Neo AES Gold from them in 1991.

I went to CA in the early 90's and been to their store in Van Nuys. I bought Magician Lord AES then.

Of course I also bought around 20 games from them until 1995 before they shutdown their branch store in Plano, Texas.</strong><hr></blockquote>


Ah, the Plano store...The first time I ever saw the Saturn and Playstation were there! Astal floored me, and I thought Kileak was awesome too. I would drive thirty miles to go there avery week or so. They got ALOT of my money to Liquid. You're not alone!
<img src="graemlins/ohno.gif" border="0" alt="[Oh No]" />
 

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And the Gamefan Magazine had that comic with the TV head guy...what was his name? His partner was Postmaster...

Later,
Jordan>
 

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Originally posted by SublimeFan:
<strong>And the Gamefan Magazine had that comic with the TV head guy...what was his name? His partner was Postmaster...

Later,
Jordan></strong><hr></blockquote>

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Originally posted by bushido77:
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Ah, the Plano store...The first time I ever saw the Saturn and Playstation were there! Astal floored me, and I thought Kileak was awesome too. I would drive thirty miles to go there avery week or so. They got ALOT of my money to Liquid. You're not alone!
<img src="graemlins/ohno.gif" border="0" alt="[Oh No]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

I saw PS Gunner's Heaven at Plano store
I didn't get it coz they asked $89 for that sucker.
7 years later, I bought mint Gunner's Heaven for $25 shipped :D
 

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Originally posted by playboycougar:
<strong>This thread brings back so many memories. I remember looking through all of the video game mags at Barnes & Noble looking for the Tommo and others adds in the back. They were so cool!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah those great Diehard Gamefan Mags.
I always thought they were the best mag,cause they had Neo coverage just about every month,and the artwork and graphics were great.
I have them all I think (there are some months that it didn't come out).
I even have an issue 00. Its a small booklet with Wonderdog on the cover,that the store put out before the magazine was launched :)

Karl B
 

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Originally posted by PLECO:
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Ah those great Diehard Gamefan Mags.
I always thought they were the best mag,cause they had Neo coverage just about every month,and the artwork and graphics were great.
I have them all I think (there are some months that it didn't come out).
I even have an issue 00. Its a small booklet with Wonderdog on the cover,that the store put out before the magazine was launched :)

Karl B</strong><hr></blockquote>

I loved their magazine, but I thought they tried a little too hard to be "hardcore". Anything mainstream got blasted and received poor scores it seemed. Just because it was mainstream. That alienated me cause I just wanted to play a good game, not worry about the "status" of it. Still, the old EGM was my favorite with Diehard following in close second.
 

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I remember getting the catalogue that pre-dated the DieHard GameFan magazine when I ordered a SF2 OST from them. It got me drooling for the WonderMega and… Wonderdog. hahaha! Here is a PDF scan of that very first catalog which was issue #3. Apparently issue #1 only had one copy, and issue #2 never existed, so issue #3 is the first widely distributed edition. Diehard Game Club issue #3
 

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I remember getting the catalogue that pre-dated the DieHard GameFan magazine when I ordered a SF2 OST from them. It got me drooling for the WonderMega and… Wonderdog. hahaha! Here is a PDF scan of that very first catalog which was issue #3. Apparently issue #1 only had one copy, and issue #2 never existed, so issue #3 is the first widely distributed edition. Diehard Game Club issue #3

I remember that issue. The good old days of games, magazines, and arcades.
 
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