I thought I didn't have to worry about "the slam"....

So I was looking at boxed copies of DuckTales on ebay today (don't ask), and I came across a copy of DuckTales 2 in a plastic bag. It was a "VGA Graded" copy, apparently graded an eighty-five. The guy selling it had posted it for a little less (like a dollar) than two-thousand dollars. That's a lot of money to pay for a game you won't be able to play. Seriously, does anyone think that games need to be "slammed"? I think games need it so much less than comic books, because a game is something you can play more than once and have a different experience each time. I'm a little disappointed in this, but I guess people will pay for anything these days. No I'm not disappointed in this, this is the next logical step for game collecting. However, games are meant to be played more than comic books are meant to be read. Actually, they are about the same in their meaning. I don't know, I'm just really upset that someone would lock a game away beneath several layers of plastic. What do you, the Giant Bomb forum, think?
 
Here's their website if you want to get something slammed so you can never play it again.

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Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

So I was looking at boxed copies of DuckTales on ebay today (don't ask), and I came across a copy of DuckTales 2 in a plastic bag. It was a "VGA Graded" copy, apparently graded an eighty-five. The guy selling it had posted it for a little less (like a dollar) than two-thousand dollars. That's a lot of money to pay for a game you won't be able to play. Seriously, does anyone think that games need to be "slammed"? I think games need it so much less than comic books, because a game is something you can play more than once and have a different experience each time. I'm a little disappointed in this, but I guess people will pay for anything these days. No I'm not disappointed in this, this is the next logical step for game collecting. However, games are meant to be played more than comic books are meant to be read. Actually, they are about the same in their meaning. I don't know, I'm just really upset that someone would lock a game away beneath several layers of plastic. What do you, the Giant Bomb forum, think?
 
Here's their website if you want to get something slammed so you can never play it again.

Posted by Kiro_LeMark

I doubt anyone who really, truly wants to play Duck Tales 2 is going to go through the trouble of ordering a cartridge off eBay, particularly due to the high price. 
 
Just like anyone who really just wants to read Issue 1 of X or Y comic book isn't going to drop a few grand on it. 
 
Collecting, while an empty and completely pointless hobby, isn't really getting in the way of preserving the experience, as it where. These are still available, and with companies trying to provide their older catalogs, some of them are now available through legitimate means. 
 
If anything, video games have the least to worry about because we have these options of getting older content on newer platforms, particularly for obscure games.

Posted by fang273

There are people that want to play Duck Tales 2?

Posted by RsistncE
@fang273 said:
" There are people that want to play Duck Tales 2? "
Better yet, there are people who want to COLLECT it.
Posted by MarkWahlberg

Duck Tales, woo ooh