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Old 03-17-2017, 07:28 PM   #41
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The new LLe emulator for N64 is great.

The holy grail of emulation is OG Xbox. There has been very little progress for that system.

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:47 PM   #42
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Some of the games that sold out are more obtainable than others. I just grabbed a sealed Vita version of Lone Survivor on eBay for $37 shipped. Not bad considering they're generally $31 from LRG when you factor in shipping. Others are inflated to an insane degree. Breach & Clear is going to be one of the last games in my collection for sure.
$37 for Lone Survivor? That's a great game but man...


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One game I will never own in cart form is Earthbound. $250+ dollars is just nuts. It saddens me to think I owned it, then sold it. I wish I could go back and stop myself from selling it. Probably one of my bigger regrets.
I used to have a decent number of NES, SNES, and N64 games with boxes and manuals all in great condition. I sold the NES stuff for nothing at a garage sale when I was a teenager, and gave the SNES and N64 stuff to my younger sister. She still has them and still plays them. Well she plays the N64 anyway, the SNES is in a box somewhere but she won't give it back. The games and boxes are all beat to hell though.

There's a little used game store near me that I stop in from time to time, but the good stuff is usually picked clean the day it arrives. They do have wall of mint in box classics behind glass though, and the price on some of those is insane. Mario RPG for example is $300, and they have Earthbound for around the same price.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #43
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I've got a bunch of cartridge games back in Canada, myself. Once it gets to disc-era I don't care but 8 and 16 bit consoles? I got those.

For some more expensive titles like Earthbound and Super Mario RPG I got the Japanese cartridges. Considerably cheaper and since I use a Retron 5 I can apply translation patches when I play them.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:38 PM   #44
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I'm thinking about going to Tokyo next winter. I'll have to exercise a lot of willpower there.
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I'm thinking about going to Tokyo next winter. I'll have to exercise a lot of willpower there.
Just stay out of the game shops entirely, man. They are not a place where willpower thrives.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:20 PM   #46
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While in a local game store today, I discovered a repro translated copy of Megami Tensei: Old Testament, and picked it up on a whim.

Doesn't work on my Retron, but does on my real SNES, which days to me it's a problem with the Retron emulator. I wonder if one of the recent patches will fix it.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:31 PM   #47
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How much you pay for the repro? Also, when did hi-tech game traders start stocking repros?
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I paid $40, which seemed okay since it's $32USD from the production company.

They've been carrying them for a while, but they only make occasional orders.
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Ah, that's a fair deal then.


I got a copy of Chrono Trigger in box with manual for the super famicon for about three bucks today.
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$37 for Lone Survivor? That's a great game but man...
At that point it's far less about the game and much more about the collectability. I already own LS digitally.
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Just stay out of the game shops entirely, man. They are not a place where willpower thrives.
Well that's no fun.

Gorvi, as long as you are collecting purely for fun and not because you think you will sell your game collection someday and retire. I have acquaintances who spend most of their money on "collectibles" (FuncoPops, amiibo, games, etc.) and think that they are going to be worth a fortune someday. Apparently they haven't heard of Beanie Babies.
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Gorvi, as long as you are collecting purely for fun and not because you think you will sell your game collection someday and retire. I have acquaintances who spend most of their money on "collectibles" (FuncoPops, amiibo, games, etc.) and think that they are going to be worth a fortune someday. Apparently they haven't heard of Beanie Babies.
Oh, yeah, for me it's all about personal enjoyment. Sure, I could sell them one day, it's always possible, but I'm not buying them for that. I'm not going to lie, when I see that I have a game that's worth a lot of money it does make me smile, but that's more because I have it and won't have to pay that to add it to my collection rather than me thinking I can turn a profit.

I like randomly popping in old discs or cartridges and just taking a nostalgia trip, or looking through old manuals. I wish I had more space, I used to have a massive collection of old game magazines that I'd thumb through from time to time, but they took up too much space and I had to get rid of them.
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I used to have a few boxes of old gaming mags that were fun to flip through, but like you I decided they were taking up too much space so I recycled them.

Thanks to this thread I tidied up my game shelf in my room last night. I have all of my GameCube, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, and Switch games on display along with a few figurines and other knickknacks.
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Well that's no fun.

Gorvi, as long as you are collecting purely for fun and not because you think you will sell your game collection someday and retire. I have acquaintances who spend most of their money on "collectibles" (FuncoPops, amiibo, games, etc.) and think that they are going to be worth a fortune someday. Apparently they haven't heard of Beanie Babies.
They don't keep their value for long, they are more like penny stocks. Right now some of the Zelda amiibo are worth quite a bit. I have no intention of selling mine though, I love those stupid little things.
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They don't keep their value for long, they are more like penny stocks. Right now some of the Zelda amiibo are worth quite a bit. I have no intention of selling mine though, I love those stupid little things.
RPGs tend to keep their value pretty strongly, as do shmups and quirky Japanese games, most other genres do not. I have more than a few PS1 games that are in the 3 figures in terms of value.
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Oh, I meant the silly little trinkets.

Games are largely the same though, which works fine for me. I don't have to pay much for a huge stack of games when I go out hunting, and I don't really worry about them getting stolen like I might if I was into collecting something more valuable like art or guns.

Some games though are ridiculous. I have some games here that are worth $100+ and some that are worth several hundred.
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