i remeber the good old days with those anoyingly breakable cardbard boxes from snes and n64 games to those weak cases the ps1 and dreamcast had and noone knew that a perfectly boxed chrono trigger would fetch a bomb on ebay in later years' or a complete samba de amigo set would fetch way over 100 £. but with games being put in almost industructable plastic cases and games being sold by the millions are rare gems in the future a thing of the past.
(a complete copy of chron trigger will fetch well over 80£)
a love colecting retro cideo games perticualy dreamcast games and im not a weird one that puts them in glass cabinets and never play them and i would never ever sell a rare game for profit i really dont see the point it brings me joy just to have a rare game in my collection and that the way it should be.
(a xbox 360 copy of gta4 in its plastic box ans sold buy the milions this will never be a rare game)
so what will save us from this non rare and collectable future the awnser is limeted aditions wether they are preoder bonuses like hats or shirts or even a 30 faceplat to bonus soundtrak cd's and demos there will always be limeted adition cases with that o so sexy cardboard sleve or fancy tin case with art books and the rest of the lim dit goodnes.
( a special edition copy of crsis core with art book and cardboard sleeve)
there may still be hope after all with these special additions coming out there will always be that special copy of a game that everyones wants and remember next time u buy a decent game get the special addition go on splash out and treat your self.
(thanks for reading sorry for bad grammer or what ever im a bit of a tard with english and most the picture came from ebay lol)
callum t :p
The only way I see games becoming rare nowadays is if it only gets made in small numbers or has a limited edition that is only made in small numbers. If you look at Star Wars Galaxies there are many different copies of it, one which is a collectors edition which isn't being made anymore and you can get quite a lot of money for that. There's also limited edition copies of World of Warcraft which sell for quite a bit.
Small time games like those released by Introversion or Team Shanghai Alice might become collectable. Something like GTA4, which sells millions upon millions of copies will be easy to find in the future - but the few dozen thousand (if that) sold by bedroom programmers will be rather rare indeed.
"Everything becomes rare with enough time.My mate can do a perfect impression of Tyler Durden manicly laughing.It's like what Tyler Durden said. "On a long enough timeline, all survivability rates turn to 0."Once things like GTA4 are out of print, they'll be rare. It will just take longer."
Also its true, already games like lost in blue are hard to find, only because it has been dis-continued and theres only owned copies floating about.