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Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:38 pm
by Chris Leach
I have an R8 game for the Atari 2600 and I am thinking about opening the item just to open it....should you ever open a game just cause its sealed...?

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:41 pm
by slowslow325
I don't know what that is, and I can't find anything about it, but DON'T OPEN IT!!!!!

If you have a sealed game, there's probably not too many in the world. If you open it, there's one less. Even if it's not worth anything, there should still be a couple in EXISTENCE!

If it's just a cheap 2600 game, just go out and buy a loose one, or don't play it at all. No 2600 game is THAT fun.

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:51 pm
by dsheinem
I think "R8" is a rarity rating, which is quite high.

Try to emulate first and see what you think. I do think plenty of 2600 games are worth opening to play, but if it is valuable you should at least try it first. If it is worth it to you, open it. If not, sell it to someone who would appreciate the sealed game.

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:52 pm
by noiseredux
Chris Leach wrote:I have an R8 game for the Atari 2600 and I am thinking about opening the item just to open it....should you ever open a game just cause its sealed...?


if it's a game you want to play, then open it. Games are meant to be played first and foremost. I consider myself a collector -- but stopping yourself from enjoying the item that you collect = :roll: .

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:57 pm
by JordanPlayer
I would keep it sealed; there are only so many sealed copies of old games and it is getting smaller each year. I would say to either try and find another copy of the game (if it is not expensive) or try and play it on an emulator. One for the shelf, one for the console :D

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:00 pm
by Hatta
Sell it to someone with too much money and buy an opened copy. Spend the rest on blackjack and hookers.

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:01 pm
by Chris Leach
The game title is Smurf's: Save the Day by Coleco for the Atari 2600...not really worth playing..I am just in the mood to open a new game and I do not want to buy a $60 ps3 game cause I know I will wish I hadn't spent that much on a game for that system...

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:01 pm
by Gamerforlife
Unless you're going for the nostalgia experience, there's never ANY reason to open a sealed game if you're a serious collector. It's so easy to play anything with an emulator. No need to open it, unless you really want to.

Some games go for a lot of money sealed depnding on their rarity if you care about that sort of thing. Don't listen to people who tell you that silly games are meant to be played argument. As if having sealed games somehow keeps you from actually playing them. You can easily emulate it and play it that way

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:03 pm
by RyaNtheSlayA
Hatta wrote: Spend the rest on blackjack and hookers.

Bender wrote:Fine, I'm gonna make my own theme park! With blackjack...and hookers... In fact, forget the blackjack.


One of the best quotes of all time from one of the best shows of all time.

Re: Would you open a factory sealed R8 game?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:04 pm
by noiseredux
Gamerforlife wrote:Don't listen to people who tell you that silly games are meant to be played argument.


so then what are games meant for then? :roll: