Do you COLLECT videogames? (Gaming Question of the Day 9-6-10)

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#1  Edited By astrotriforce
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#2  Edited By AhmadMetallic

i'd say no

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#3  Edited By astrotriforce

Do you collect videogames like you'd collect comics or coin?. Do you consider yourself a videogame 'collector'. 
 
It's a resounding yes for me. I love to collect games and will buy a game just to have it in my collection, even if I plan on never playing it. I also go for rare games and the like. A few quick standouts: EarthBound, Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Boxed with instructions, Game Boy), A complete Virtual Boy set with 9 complete games, Arc the Lad Collection (complete), an NES2, Final Fantasy Legend 1 and 2 and Final Fantasy Adventure (Game Boy), complete. A complete Mario Paint (complete), Alundra (PS1), The Typing of the Dead (Dreamcast) in perfect mint condition, about 10 complete Intellivision games (boxes and instructions) and many, many others.

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#4  Edited By IrishBrewed

ideally I would have been collecting years ago but to be honest I never thought games would turn into the medium they are today, hindsight is...

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#6  Edited By mylifeforAiur

If buy collecting, you mean keeping every game you buy, then yes ;)

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#7  Edited By BeachThunder

No, I guess I don't.

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#8  Edited By one_2nd

No, I buy games that I want to play. 

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#9  Edited By shanchett99

i bought the MGS essential collection just to have them. thats about it, so no.

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#10  Edited By Yeloow

Ok so I would like to say why I said no.. because if you like at my goals of life lists :P (Like Sega saturn games) you can see I have a crap load of games. And the reason being is I love video games but I don't actually commit to collecting them, just buying the ones that interest me. And all that accumulates to my large large "collection" or "games on shelves" having a collection is just a term but collecting is a bit different. I was in a phase of memorabilia collecting but after wards that faded away. And I have Earthbound, Virtual boy with Wario Land, Telroboxer and Jack Bros. Alundra, Typing of the dead (not mint) no   Intellivision   games but Final Fantasy Aventure 1 and complete boxed N64 games. Many JAP Saturn games, FAMICOM/GAMECUBE controler, Panzer Dragoon Saga and lot's of more in demand stuff. So would I be labeled as a collector? I dunno. But as far as I'm concerned N.O

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#11  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I'd say no. For me it's not about acquiring video games, it's about the experience I have with the games.

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#12  Edited By zolika

No, but i don't sell my games.

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#13  Edited By TatoBins

i still buy NES games on occasion 

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#14  Edited By Meowayne

I never have more than 10-15 games at once. So no.

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I don't sell games so I have a couple of hundreds, but I wouldn't say I collect them.

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#16  Edited By Binman88
@mylifeforAiur said:
" If buy collecting, you mean keeping every game you buy, then yes ;) "
Same. I don't go out of my way to buy games I can't or have no intention to play, but I will keep all my games and opt for the retail boxed copy where possible to add to my collection.
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#17  Edited By mylifeforAiur
@Binman88: Agreed. I will always prefer physical copies of games, I bought Machinarium retail despite the extra $5 charge ;)
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#18  Edited By fleppie

I have about 870 of these things, whether they be cartridges, cd's, dvd's or code on my hard drive. So yes, I am a collector. :) And  I have the urge to "complete"my collection all the time, so once again: Yes. :)

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#19  Edited By MikeFightNight
@mylifeforAiur said:
" If buy collecting, you mean keeping every game you buy, then yes ;) "
Yeah I use to trade in a lot of games when I was younger but now I like to keep all the ones I buy on the shelf (money in the bank will stop the trading itch I find.) 
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I collect sure, but in my own special way.
I own different versions of Bioware games (ME1, ME1 CE, ME1 Classic, ME1 PC, etc) and games that were personal favorites I have on a shelf displayed.
To really collect videogames would be way too expensive and in my eyes not worth it.
A part of me keeps thinking that the CD's will one day stop working, cartridges might have a longer lifeline.

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#21  Edited By Radest_Dude_Ever

MY PORN COLLECTION IS OUT WEIGHING MY VIDEO GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!

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#22  Edited By management

I dont collect games.
 
when a new generation of consoles come out I sell my games except my favorites.

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#23  Edited By Nerdjutsu

Yes, but it's totally unintentional. I have tons of unfinished games. 
 
I keep fooling myself that I'm going to have enough time to finish a game, so I go ahead and buy them on day 1. Play them for a bit and then my adult life gets in the way, meaning full seasons of shows in Netflix and sometimes work :)

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#24  Edited By Glak

I wouldn't say I collect them, but I do keep all my games

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#25  Edited By Hamst3r

No, I guess, by your description of a game collector. I'd never buy a game I didn't want to play.
 
If I want to play something, I buy it, play it and then keep it forever. :P

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#26  Edited By destruktive

Yes I do. 
Got most systems I would want (except neo geo. damn expensive) and I buy a bunch of stuff off eBay more or less twice a month.
 
I've only done this for about 1 year but I all ready have some cool stuff going on.

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#27  Edited By Tordah

Hell yes, I do.

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#28  Edited By Icemael

Do you mean collecting in a "I buy games just to put them on a shelf and maybe sell them in the future, when the price has gone up" way or in a "I collect games so that I can play them" way.

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#29  Edited By Karl_Boss
@mylifeforAiur said:
" If buy collecting, you mean keeping every game you buy, then yes ;) "
This.
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#30  Edited By Brendan

Nope, I never have more than 10-15 games per system at one time.  I have 14 360 games, 12 DS games, and a bunch of steam and old computer games lying around.
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#31  Edited By astrotriforce
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" I collect sure, but in my own special way. I own different versions of Bioware games (ME1, ME1 CE, ME1 Classic, ME1 PC, etc) and games that were personal favorites I have on a shelf displayed. To really collect videogames would be way too expensive and in my eyes not worth it. A part of me keeps thinking that the CD's will one day stop working, cartridges might have a longer lifeline. "
I would still count that as you being a collector, even if you do it in your own way. That's funny about the Mass Effect games! :D
 
In my opinion it's not necessarily how much it's worth, it's just the satisfaction of adding new games to my collection and being proud of what I own. That's why I enjoy collecting. It's fun and it adds another dimension to my hobby IMHO. 
 
@Fleppie said:
" I have about 870 of these things, whether they be cartridges, cd's, dvd's or code on my hard drive. So yes, I am a collector. :) And  I have the urge to "complete"my collection all the time, so once again: Yes. :) "
Wow! I've never had the urge to really "complete" a collection, I just do it for fun. I think the closest thing for me would be to complete my Virtual Boy set and get ahold of every game. Considering I have a few Japanese and one "original" that's worth a couple thousand. ;)
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#32  Edited By MysteriousBob
@one_2nd said:
" No, I buy games that I want to play.  "
This. And that includes my copy of Snatcher. I keep what I play and trade in what I don't.
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#33  Edited By astrotriforce
@Icemael said:
" Do you mean collecting in a "I buy games just to put them on a shelf and maybe sell them in the future, when the price has gone up" way or in a "I collect games so that I can play them" way. "
My questions are not so regid. It's up to you how you want to answer it so I'd say yes to both. So yes, you are a collector. I'm asking if you consider yourself to be a collector. I gave the reason I consider myself to be one. But a collector is different than a "collection". I don't collect movies but I have a small "collection" of them. That would be a difference in which case I'd say "No. I'm not a movie collector".
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#34  Edited By NekuSakuraba

If you mean NES etc then no. 
 
However all my games are in mint condition and if I can I buy the collectors edition. So in the future, yes.

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#35  Edited By MysteriousBob
@astrotriforce said:
" @Icemael said:
" Do you mean collecting in a "I buy games just to put them on a shelf and maybe sell them in the future, when the price has gone up" way or in a "I collect games so that I can play them" way. "
My questions are not so regid. It's up to you how you want to answer it so I'd say yes to both.  "
Then your poll is messed up. Everyone needs to know what they're voting for. If you're using that definition then wouldn't you think that a game forum would only answer 100%?
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#36  Edited By LiquidPrince

Sort of? I never buy games just to have them in my collection though. I only buy games I want to play.

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#37  Edited By LordAndrew

Yeah, I buy a lot of crap and never get rid of any of it. I have a large backlog of GameCube and PlayStation 2 games that I'll probably never finish, but it doesn't matter too much. I just like having them.

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#38  Edited By Dogma

I don't go out of my way to own every cool piece of retro I can find and stuff like that but I keep everything I buy (almost) and through the years that had resulted in that I own over 300 games on different plattforms, from Commodore to Playstation 3. So I have a nice collection but don't spend crazy money just to own specific games/consoles.

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#39  Edited By guiseppe

I keep the games I buy, but I don't buy crappy games just to add to my collection. I occaisonally buy mediocre games if I have any interest in them, and I've bought a few rare games just to have them as well.

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#40  Edited By tmthomsen

I recently sold a bunch of old Xbox 360 games at Gamestop, so I would say no.

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#41  Edited By Jeust
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

"A part of me keeps thinking that the CD's will one day stop working, cartridges might have a longer lifeline. "

And people will eventually die.  
 
We shouldn't keep our minds on that for long, as everything in life is brief. We have to enjoy while we can. :p 
 
 
I do collect to some extent, but only the games that i'll play. Games that hold no interest for me are sold or given to other people. 
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#42  Edited By mackgyver

I only keep games that I really like and wouldn't mind playing again sometime in the future.

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#43  Edited By GunnBjorn

No, only buying the essential games. 
I am, however, a huge Point N' Click Adventure fan. 
Many Microids games for example I must have, even those that others couldn't care less about. 
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#44  Edited By WilliamRLBaker

No, But I used too. but I've given up on sentimental attachments to objects.

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#45  Edited By zityz

Only sort of. Now I still have NES genesis/Sega CD SNES carts and stuff. In terms of buying just to have, no. I buy things that I intend on playing and keep them, even if its an old game. I do try to serch out for a few games that I wouldn't mind getting a hold of. I guess I'm more of a quality over quantity kinda guy.
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Not really though I do still own a SNES but I do still do enjoy playing some Tetris Attack and it is still the best version of TMNT; Turtles in Time (The XBLA/PSN version sucked ass).
If I have a game that suddenly becomes worth more then I paid for it. I did that with Diablo (the crappy PS1 Port), Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, Ehergeiz, Evil Dead, Vampire Hunter D, Tomba 1 and 2, and Final Fantasy Tactics. With the exception of Tomba and FFT I kind of had shitty taste in games when I owned a PS1.

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@Jeust: 
Right you are in any other case, but I don't like to collect stuff that will one day (meaning in my lifetime) will break on me and be worthless.
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#48  Edited By Jeust
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" @Jeust:  Right you are in any other case, but I don't like to collect stuff that will one day (meaning in my lifetime) will break on me and be worthless. "

Then you shouldn't collect anything. :p
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@Jeust: 
Not everything breaks within my life time ;)
 
Besides, I'm glad I still have my old X-box, if anyone tries to break into my house it will substitute nice for a sledgehammer.
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#50  Edited By Jeust
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @Jeust:  Not everything breaks within my life time ;)  Besides, I'm glad I still have my old X-box, if anyone tries to break into my house it will substitute nice for a sledgehammer. "
ahaha i wouldn't like to be the thief. ^^