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Does Anyone Collect Video Games?


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Do we have any video game collectors here? 

 

I've been collecting since I was quite young, so I've managed to amass a fairly large collection which I love.  In particular I love my Sega Saturn and a fair few games for it, my original Xbox, and the N64.  Mainly it's just nice to be able to go back in your memory, think of a game from your childhood you want to play, grab that game and go and play it!  It's a wonderful feeling playing older games on their original hardware.  As much as I love emulation and backwards compatibility, nothing beats the actual game on the actual hardware.

 

Anyone else here collect?

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On 11/21/2021 at 5:24 PM, Uncrowned Guard said:

That can be an expensive hobby!

You're right about that being an expensive hobby. There's a great find of mine whom I meet in one gaming forum some years ago and he's heavily into collecting games especially on disc. He spends quite a lot of money on them but then again he was rich enough to afford it. He's focused on collecting Japanese Ntsc-j region video games mostly. 

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As much as I am a gamer and I love gaming, collecting video games was never something I go into, mainly because of how much it would cost if I am honest as it can get quite expensive buying video games and keeping your collection building up. With digital purchases now being so popular now as well I tend to buy a lot of my games digitally rather than physically as well so I wouldn't be able to make much of a collection that way now either. 

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9 hours ago, Shortie said:

As much as I am a gamer and I love gaming, collecting video games was never something I go into, mainly because of how much it would cost if I am honest as it can get quite expensive buying video games and keeping your collection building up. With digital purchases now being so popular now as well I tend to buy a lot of my games digitally rather than physically as well so I wouldn't be able to make much of a collection that way now either. 

Yeah, digital games players can't do well as a game collector. Also, they don't have a selling value once you have installed them on your console or PC. Another thing that stops me from getting into collecting games on disc is having to deal with taking care of them to make sure they don't get damaged and I happen to move a lot. It's going to be very challenging. 

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On 1/24/2023 at 10:11 AM, Heatman said:

Yeah, digital games players can't do well as a game collector. Also, they don't have a selling value once you have installed them on your console or PC. Another thing that stops me from getting into collecting games on disc is having to deal with taking care of them to make sure they don't get damaged and I happen to move a lot. It's going to be very challenging. 

Yes, that is the only issue, having somewhere to store them where they will not get damaged. I myself am the same, I haven't moved in nearly 7 years now but I know one day I will need to move again. It's also having the storage space as well to be able to keep the games where they will be safe and avoid damage. 

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