This. The only time I mind is if they turn scalper. But if they simply want an awesomesauce retro collection in their basement or whatever? Good on them, and I'd hope to visit one day and take a gander.
>>2937319 It's the only good reason to buy the actual hardware. Correctly configured emulator + CRT gives you better than original experience. And if that's too difficult for you there are flash carts.
You do know some faggot is going to come tearing in here in a few hours and flip the fuck out on you, right? Like, you'll get post after post after fuckin' _post_ about how original hardware is the one true faith...and your pagan emulator could never hope to replicate the original experience...and a buncha' mumbo-jumbo about latency-demons that only they can "feel"....
You have no idea the level of crazy you're inadvertently summoning to this thread. Double if the CRTfags show up. You'll hear the word "shader" so many times you'll wanna puke.
People can buy what they want, I don't give a shit. If anything, the self-righteous assholes who do nothing but cry because other people are buying games that they think they have a right to are far, far fucking worse.
I don't mind the people who do it for the sake of collecting, there are a lot of people who just collect as a hobby. Like someone who just gets really into baseball cards, and usually has a lot of money, then they have there fun and unload it all when their done. Like that guy who got the Guinness record not to long ago. He just collects something for fun then moves on. I do mind the people who look at it as an "investment" or an opportunity to profit. No matter what collecting hobby your talking about there's always a group of people in it to monopolize on it so it can't be helped. As long as these people see dollar signs their going to stick around. A lot of collectors I know who've been collecting for 20+ years have moved onto EverDrives just because all they want to do is play the games.
>>2937319 It's as legitimate as the people who buy it to play. In fact, I kek out loud every time I read someone here whining about "the evil collectors who only buy the games to keep on the shelf, they're not pure like me because I actually play the games I buy" I mean get real you entitled snowflakes.
"Man I can't find any good games lately at the swap meets. Everybody wants to get the going rate for their games and I can't catch a break" Then that same person will turn around and go "Yeah I just got this super limited edition gameboy to add to my collection, it's my 3rd one that is the exact same and it's super rare"
So you complain about not being able to get stuff super cheap and when you do get it you just hoard it so other people exactly like you can complain about not being able to find one.
I follow collectors on instagram and its upsetting how much money they have spent on shit like getting every n64 variant and even having doubles of them or triples and having large stacks of consoles that will never be played.
I have an SD2SNES and it is all I need to play my games.
>>2937319 They're performing a service to society. So many of todays younglings lack basic economic and social skills because they have always been able to shout "I want! I want!" and mommy breaks out the credit card and it's delivered the next day. The shock and rage you see when these kids have to get off their ass to find something and negotiate to get a good price shows how morbidly unprepared for the real world they are. By forcing them to deal with the reality that someone can own something they want even though they feel they're more entitled to it collectors are teaching these kidlets valuable a life lesson. In this age of unprecedented bad parenting collectors are our last hope to educate a generation that is otherwise destined to demand government subsidized vidya.
One of the things I've been trying to do is grab an N64 + Mario Party 2/3 because I still play it with a group of friends every now and then but N64 games are ridiculously overpriced now. I only buy games + consoles that I like to actually play, but prices are starting to spike super hard.
>>2941913 I think you might be retarded. Kids aren't the one buying out entire stores, it's the rich faggots that got large trust funds that spend thousands upon thousands to hoard games including even travelling across the world.
The reality is that collectors are destroying the retro gaming market by hoarding classic games. There's no negotiating to be done to get a 'good price' because when you're dealing with someone that has deep pockets, you will always lose. And a lot of these collectors are increasingly becoming people that don't even play classic games, they just see them as the new baseball cards.
>>2937325 >>2937350 I'm generally of the opinion that as long as your interests/hobbies are healthy for you and don't negatively effect others then that's all good...
The issue with games is that there are people who just want to play the games. I know for most consoles emulators or flastcarts are fine, but I understand some people really would prefer to have the actual stuff they had as a kid (fwiw i emulate everything).
my good friend has a big retro game collection that he never plays. they just sit in plastic tubs. it frustrates me to know end because I know there are kids without much money who would really like to play earthbound (he has 3 copies because the first two weren't in good enough condition) or whatever on a SNES but can't afford to in part because of collectors like him.
It's similar with toys or comic books or whatever "collectibles". Grown ass adults hoarding toys from kids and leaving them in the fucking boxes. obviously different with toys as you can't emulator them but its similar. Just collect art or something that is designed to just be looked at.
>>2938116 I always imagined they were single weebs who don't have to use their middle class income on a family. Most people are only on welfare for like 3 months but i don't know much about these collector fucks
>>2941962 I hope so. I'm much less into tech as I used to but it seems the 3D printing thing lost a lot of hype. I was at Maker Fair a couple years ago and about half of it was 3D printers though.
regarding reprints, it seems like Nintendo is resistant to making money off their old games with how they've handled the eShop on the 3DS. I'm sure other companies would be more down for it, especially for disc based games as that shouldn't require special manufacturing equipment.
Think about how sad a game feels when it just sits on a shelf its entire life. It only knows and wants one thing, for humans to play with it and enjoy its content. But they remain trapped inside, forever, unable to fulfill their only desires.
>>2941970 You're probably right but I'm not sure about hipsters... maybe we have different definitions. I've been around a lot of hipsters and they are often very disorganized and are not super into video games, especially older ones that tend to be harder. They like vinyl, cassettes, and books.
Hipsterism is a post-modern identity. Hipsters are people that purposefully build an identity out of bits and pieces of pocket lint from many cultures and mash them together. Normal people just have identities.
Collector tendencies are much more common amongst nerds, hipsters appropriating those habits just makes them less hip.
>>2941970 >28 >buy games throughout childhood until now >have successful job that nets me a nice quality of life and adequate money for hobbies >mostly a shut in >spend the money I do get on games for whatever I feel like >This makes me a bad person, a "collector" and therefore scum.
I don't fucking get it. Yeah, sometimes it sucks to have to spend 100 bucks to get a game you want, but gaming is literally all I do. I don't want a GF or wife and I enjoy the solitude of my property.
>>2942107 You don't seem to understand the difference between someone buying games every now and then to play them, and an obsessive collector who has multiple copies of every game, every system and endlessly buys up games nearby.
>>2942117 Imagine this, now the japanese stores had less stock because even they started to succomb to foreigner who buy the games and keep them or worse, Resell them at mark up prices, you know i own a few famicom carts, maybe i should resell most of them back to japan, but Ebay has no option to sell to japanese sellers.
>>2942182 That's not the sort of thing a collector would do, obsessive or otherwise. Maybe a reseller would do that. Or maybe you consider yourself with your SNES with 10 loose carts and an ED to be a collector and an obsessive one is anyone with more than an average 1990 poorfag. Whatever you want to call it, one person can suck a local market dry. I've done it in my city and it only required buying a few dozen each of the popular consoles.
>>2943945 Card Captor Sakura, it was a magical girl anime that got a prretty large western release in the early 2000s, made by clamp studio a manga production company consisting of an all female staff. They also made chobits.
>>2945493 Even when i was a kid tere was a ton, though it is a bit creepier looking at it as an adult. Though I suppose in retrospect it was even creepier that a child would look at it too... idk this ghread is upsetting me MODDSSS MODDSSS
>>2937319 I enjoy collecting for the sake of collecting. I also enjoy playing the games from childhood. Some of my stuff sits neatly on the shelf. I recently won an ebay auction for the Dr. Mario factory sealed gameboy game you can see in the picture. So to answer your question, I would have to say im on both sides. You should just enjoy what you are doing. After all, hobbies are suppose to be fun.
However, id like to collect games I actually played at one point, or that are critically acclaimed. Hidden gems are sometimes fun but I don't want to drop $1000 on battletoads. It seriously just doesnt seem worth it.
If I were going to collect something I'd want to collect something I could or would actually use
>>2946147 No point whatsoever. You can emulate murio games on your wii so that's all you need. I wonder when kids will figure out that saying "all I need is an ED" translates to "I'm too casual for Mega Man, or Kirby"?
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