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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by Sarge Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:10 pm

Well, I did buy a copy of Tag Team Wrestling, but that's because it's the origin of Strong Bad. :D
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:42 pm

Sarge wrote:Well, I did buy a copy of Tag Team Wrestling, but that's because it's the origin of Strong Bad. :D

Fun fact, that was one of my favorite NES games growing up. Playing it now, I can't figure out why, but I LOVED it as a kid.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by kitkit.com Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:07 pm

For me personally, I have amassed a huge amount of games over the years. Last year, I sold most of my complete SNES, Genesis, TG16 collection and used the money to purchase an Electric Car which my family loves it.

I still have a whole bunch of stuff I need to get rid of as I have little time for gaming nowadays. The bottom line is "the more I own, the less I enjoy".
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:52 pm

kitkit.com wrote:For me personally, I have amassed a huge amount of games over the years. Last year, I sold most of my complete SNES, Genesis, TG16 collection and used the money to purchase an Electric Car which my family loves it.

I still have a whole bunch of stuff I need to get rid of as I have little time for gaming nowadays. The bottom line is "the more I own, the less I enjoy".

I'd give my left testicle for an electric car. I wouldn't sacrifice my games for one (yes, that really is the order of my priorities), but I can totally get by with one nut.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by pteague87 Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:58 pm

kitkit.com wrote: The bottom line is "the more I own, the less I enjoy".


I agree wholeheartedly. I'm not going to say I wouldn't love to have the entire Dreamcast library, but as for me, having a select few (30 or so) Dreamcast games that I really enjoy gives me more time with them. I sunk a lot of time into PSO, Sonic, Silver, seman (yeah I'm that guy). I only own like 5 (physical) xbox one games. But the ones I do have I have sunk time into. Destiny, Elder scrolls, doom, titatanfall, minecraft (don't hate), etc. I can agree to your theory 100%.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:00 pm

I understand that sentiment, but for me, the opposite is true. Then again, that goes back to the fact that I'm at least as much a collector as I am a gamer. Is there any substantive difference in experience with Fallout 3, for example, for me to own it on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Steam? The same is true of Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim. Probably not, but the collector in me wants every platform's release of my favorite games even if, aside from some bumps to frame rate and graphical fidelity, the experiences are pretty much identical.

I have over 2200 games. I have no intention of buying fewer. I'll most certainly go to my grave having never played at least some of them. It brings me unequaled joy, however, to walk into my house and immediately be greeted with the sight of a couple thousand games neatly organized on my shelves.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by bryan_65 Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:06 pm

So, sometimes I think about selling everything even the cabs. I just don't play games anymore. The only thing I have played in the last 5 months has been a little NFS on the 360. I have not touched most stuff in well over a year. I sold a bunch last year and just think about clearing the rest out...... :? I think I am down to 60 or so games but it is mostly top end stuff left and I know I will never get them back, of course I don't miss the high end stuff I dumped off last year. :|
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by theclaw Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:27 pm

A long hard lesson. I've found over the years joy from owning games I clearly no longer or will never play is fleeting at best. They waste priceless space lined up, stacked, and boxed away.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by Xeogred Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:47 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:I understand that sentiment, but for me, the opposite is true. Then again, that goes back to the fact that I'm at least as much a collector as I am a gamer. Is there any substantive difference in experience with Fallout 3, for example, for me to own it on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Steam? The same is true of Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim. Probably not, but the collector in me wants every platform's release of my favorite games even if, aside from some bumps to frame rate and graphical fidelity, the experiences are pretty much identical.

I have over 2200 games. I have no intention of buying fewer. I'll most certainly go to my grave having never played at least some of them. It brings me unequaled joy, however, to walk into my house and immediately be greeted with the sight of a couple thousand games neatly organized on my shelves.

Can I come over?
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:25 pm

Xeogred wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:I understand that sentiment, but for me, the opposite is true. Then again, that goes back to the fact that I'm at least as much a collector as I am a gamer. Is there any substantive difference in experience with Fallout 3, for example, for me to own it on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Steam? The same is true of Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim. Probably not, but the collector in me wants every platform's release of my favorite games even if, aside from some bumps to frame rate and graphical fidelity, the experiences are pretty much identical.

I have over 2200 games. I have no intention of buying fewer. I'll most certainly go to my grave having never played at least some of them. It brings me unequaled joy, however, to walk into my house and immediately be greeted with the sight of a couple thousand games neatly organized on my shelves.

Can I come over?

Do it, bro! TSTR and swiftzx already have.
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