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Whats you opinion on collecting? Meaningless? Or a good investment

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Whats you opinion on collecting?
Meaningless? Or a good investment for the future?
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>>4256114
I just want to know what the Guinness world record is for
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>>4256114
>collecting games that you genuinely enjoy and play as often as you can

Good

>collecting games just to have a collection of games, actually owns sealed copies

Bad

Vidya is to be enjoyed and if you're collecting it just to brag on the internet or some shit then that's just lame. As for starting one unless you already have plenty of games it's not worth it due to inflated pricing and youtube faggots so you'd be better off emulating or getting flash carts.
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>>4256148
Gathering 50 virgins without blowing up himself.

Biggest nintendo collection.
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>>4256114
It's a hobby, one that has now become too popular to be considered a "good investment". It's funny that few of us who've been doing it for a long time really considered it to be an investment during the time period when it really really was a good one.
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>>4256114
>Anyone know how the retro gaming scene was in Saudia Arabia in the 80's?
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>>4256114
Collecting or hoarding a certain type of item is what unskilled people do for a hobby, and you'll notice people in your life making the decision to just collect something so they can say they do something in place of having an actual hobby
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>>4256178
Just shut the fuck up...

collecting isn't talentless because the best collectors have extensive knowledge of what their collecting

fucking moron.
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>>4256114
i used to collect, but now im going to save every penny i have extra and retire early, so i actually have time to play the games i have.
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>>4256178
Nearly all hobbies are about how much money you can pump into a thing. You can get into things early as they're starting to become popular and be one of the cool people that make the hobby cool then dump it when too many douchebags get into it then invest the profits in a fresher hobby, which you might consider "investing". I think you're mainly confusing the word "hobby" with "art" or perhaps "sport". There really seems to be an increasing number of people on /vr/ who get very mad about their own poor vocabulary.
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>>4256160
this

the only cartridges/boxes I own are games I actually play and enjoy
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practically useless.
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>>4256114
is this Muhammad from Qatar that kept sending games to CGR HD?
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>>4256114
I remember this thread we had on gaming in the Middle East a couple years back.

Interesting discussion:
https://warosu.org/vr/thread/S2768328
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>>4256183
>>4256212

damage control from hoarders
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There's definitely something cooler about physically owning this medium in comparison to others. That being said, hoarding games with no intent to play them is strange. I feel I have a pretty decent collection given we grew up pretty poor, lot of which has sentimental value. I've been wanting to play retro without emulation again, but I'm still in search of a worthy crt.
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>>4256114
My opinion is it's pointless for young bandwagoners like you.

>>4256163
Depends how long. I gave away all my childhood stuff long ago but if I'd kept it it would be worth much less than I paid for it. When the retro craze first started ten or so years ago I realized I could take advantage of it and have some fun along the way. I bought up loads of shit for dirt cheap. Spent several grand. Most stuff is now going for 10-20 times what I paid and rare shit many times that. If you got in at the right time it's been a damn good investment.

>>4256178
Sounds like a lot of projecting to me. I have plenty of hobbies. What's your hobby? Aside from shitposting angry poor baby rants on 4chan?
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>>4256114
I like to own physical copies of games/movies/books that are very important to me.

But I've been learning to love the digital age. I can have all of my shit in the space of a deck of cards, and a lot of it on a tiny-ass sd card. A PC for games, blu-ray player for videos, and a tablet for books.
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>>4256183
>Let me tell you what's the fascinating story behind Sonic 2's conception ...
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I used to want to collect, but then I realized it's illogical, inefficient, and materialistic. I realized it was buying plastic cases and cardboard boxes in attempts to fill a void and bring me a sense of accomplishment. I like to think of it like trying to fill a hole by throwing cartridges and game cases down it, but they just disappear once thrown in, and the hole is never filled.

Now I focus on things that actually serve a function or would aid in the actual gaming experience. Instead of having all my old consoles hooked up for retro gaming, I now only have my Wii and PS2 hooked up, since Wii can emulate everything up to 4th gen as well as play GameCube games, and PS2 can play PS1 and 2 games. The differences in emulation through RetroArch and playing on the real console are indistinguishable in actual gameplay (especially since RetroArch Wii supports 224p modes), and adapters can be purchased to use the real controllers with your Wii, making it a much more convenient experience. I load Wii, GameCube, and PS2 games off of HDDs attached to the consoles, and all my games are packed away in a closet. There are no games taking up any space in my retro gaming setup, only a disc binder full of burned PS1 games, as those can't be loaded off a HDD without using a PS1 emulator on PS2, and I like to play with the backwards compatibility.

I do want to back up all my Steam games to discs and put them in DVD cases, which flies counter to all my reasoning for not having any console games lying around, but there is a practical purpose for it (having disc backups in case of hard drive failures), though a simple disc binder would accomplish the same feat. I also want to print the manuals for them though, and having them all in a case with the game may justify that.

I am slowly trying to train myself to be less materialistic, and see game collecting as largely a greedy, materialist endeavor.
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>>4256163
Agree totally. Its shitty because you do it for so long you transition from being a gamer to being a collector due to time. I had my SNES/N64 since 98 and my library just grew over time, back when even getting Roms in the early 2000s was very difficult.

Not to mention the hardware was being sold/given away with no worries because they wanted to get a little extra money so they can buy the next big console(or it got tossed). Now they are regretting it.
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>>4256753
>I used to want to collect, but then I realized I'm poor
lel
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>>4257115
If that's all you took from that, you're an idiot. It's about fetishizing pieces of plastic vs. enjoying the games themselves. The fact that your immediate counter is to accuse me of being poor shows me that your primary reason for collecting isn't the games themselves, but to feel good about how many things you can buy. Buying things for the sake of spending money is vapid as fuck and produces no satisfaction, because it will never be enough. If you haven't already come to that conclusion, you will.
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I have a CRT and a chipped PS2. It's all I need desu
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>>4256260
His name is Ahmed bin Fahad.
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>>4256275
>https://warosu.org/vr/thread/S2768328
Thanks, has been interesting.
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>>4257146
>you hit the nail in the head
I know. And your palpable assmad gives me pleasure.
And thanks for parroting shit you saw in a movie little faggot. Spending money is fun as fuck and gives massive satisfaction. Almost as much satisfaction as watching angry poorfags get all sanctimonious about how vapid it is because they know they'll never experience to joy of doing it. Now fuck of back to your frogposting circle jerk containment board to cry. Tell'm Chad sent you.
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>>4256589
>>4256914
There's always a sweet spot where the value of collectible things hits a trough and you can really collect the stuff you wanted to buy when it was new. This also goes along really nicely with console piracy of new release games although I suppose renting could work the same way.
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>>4257437
>Spending money is fun as fuck and gives massive satisfaction
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>>4257437
You're talking to someone who amassed a large collection over the span of a few years, was getting absolutely no enjoyment from it, and ultimately reached that conclusion. Money was never a factor in this discussion.
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>>4258175
>You're talking to someone with mental issues
I know. This is 4chan. But yours obviously are far more serious than most. The question is what are they. Are you a pathological liar or a complicit victim of bad parenting?
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>>4256589
>My opinion is it's pointless for young bandwagoners like you.
Read my post again and look if it says anywhere on it that I'm collecting. I'm buying the consoles I want to play and buying their respective flashcarts. Just wondering if you guys think its better to shelves and shelves of original game cartdriges or just having everything in one single cart.
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>>4256114
I don't "collect" in the way the term is now defined. I just "own the games that I like".

>>4256178
Kind of agree. A good majority of people I've met with extensive collections of anything don't usually have any other hobbies, or skills at all.
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>tfw bought into flashcart meme and just buy/sell all carts i find at flea markets and garage sales on ebay

feels good
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>>4256114
I agree with some other anons have already said. I'll buy games that I like or want to play ,but I don't go out of my way to buy up as many games as I can for the sake of having a collection.

The "full nes/snes set" seems to be the biggest meme out there, guys are only doing it just so they can brag about owning a bunch of old games that they will likely never play, or even have any true passion or enjoyment for. Look at youtubers who are buying like 50 games a week in their pick up videos, you really think they ever have any time to play those games, plus working on their channel, working another job or 2 outside yt, and on top of all that trying to keep up with modern gaming too? I highly doubt it.

As for investing it's a bit hard to say. I think prices will plateau if more people lose interest or get out of it. In my area(GTA) at least it seems like there is more people looking to buy these games to sell, and less people looking to actually play the games or just own them. It's hard to say. I have almost everything I want at this point so I'm not actively looking for anything but I'm happy with what I have now.

Just keep/buy the games you want to play, don't fall for the stupid "gotta have em all" collecting meme.
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Sometimes it is just confusing. I remember a thread here on /vr/ about someone buying a copy of Kibry 64, and people were pretending it was actually a real good game and not the very definition of uninspired mediocrity that plagued a lot of n64 games. I sometimes feel that people will praise some of these retro games just so chumps will end up thinking they are actually worth the price.
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>>4258820
Yeah fuck "gotta have em all" mentality. Why the fuck would I want to buy and collect shovelware titles that are crap and I'll never play?
I only guy and collect games that interest me or that are actually considered good. My collection may be smaller than others that I've seen pics of, but I have a higher quality of games that are worth playing then buying a complete set.
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>>4259234
I mainly collect PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games so I've never thought I would get a full collection, but I still look for lesser known games to try to see if they're actually fun to play. It's like spinning a roulette wheel, sometimes I get shit, sometimes it's fun. Usually it's cheap. I still grab all my favorite games or look for games that are well known as good, but some of my favorite games I've never heard others talk about. That's what I find fun about collecting.
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They say that, for clothes, you should probably sell it or donate it to charity if you don't use it at least once a year or season. I do that with games I add to my shelf: if I made it a full year without playing it, I should consider selling it, because obviously I didn't have any serious interest.

Beyond that, try-before-you-buy if it's at all possible, watch some longplay footage, just put it some level of effort to make sure I'm not buying a shelf piece and I don't know it yet.
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Absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to own your favorite games on physical, especially if you love them and will actually play them. The biggest problem are the full set pokemon mentality collectors. They can fuck right off.
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>>4256114
I just kept what I had gotten for all my years. It wasn't with the intention of collecting, but they were legitimately games I wanted to play (or felt worth the clearance price). There's no point for me to sell the games back since the return would be way less than the amount I value and enjoy playing the games. I don't have much nor earn much money, so I'm just used to keeping what I have. I play with the real hardware, clone hardware, and emulation and each serves a function to me.

I think the meaningfulness of games can be unique to each person. I have memories associated with a lot of games. If people collect and have a lot for their own reasons, good for them, I'm not going to tell them how to spend their money and efforts.

I don't see the games I have as an investment, aside from "glad I decided to get N64 Conker's for $5 because I'd not want to pay the asking price for it now" since they are mine they are just $0. I understand the discs may rot or the cartridges may fail in the future, but as mentioned they were what I had. One can easily download or buy digitally most if not all the games and be free of clutter and the cost of securing/maintaining said clutter. Great for them, that is just not for me as I like to stay flexible to play via original means as I remembered, through flash carts and FPGAs, or emulation however the mood hits me. The only thing I am sure of in my future is death, and the non-permanence of the physical games I do have; I will not be distraught if everything was sold off or destroyed when I am gone but I will enjoy the games I like for as long as I can.
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Just collect the games you want for the systems you own, and make sure to play every game you own. Just make sure you have fun.
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>>4256114
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2nByd2cr4
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I am going to play them
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i only collect what i eat
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>>4258820
>>4259234
I think for a lot of people it also depends on location. Being from a smaller town/area, I had a pretty good garage sale/antique location of stuff to get so I didn't have to go far. I found a ton of SNES and Dreamcast games that I wanted from this and even found some other stuff too like an Atari 5200 and a sega CD with Snatcher. But being in such a gracious area for these things didn't make me go out of my way to fill up my collection with whatever junk games I could find, I just picked through the stuff I wanted. Quality > Quantity
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>>4258660
Read my post again and look if it says anywhere on it that i said you're collecting. I'd say go with flash carts but you're obviously autistic and retarded to collect original carts off ebay and leave the hard to get ODEs for the normal lads.
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>>4258820
>caring about what other people do with their money
That aside, I've been collecting for over a decade, before it went mainstream thanks to AVGN and the Game Chasers, and at this point, I just want the damn NES collection completed, since it's been over half done since well over 7 years ago.
Some people want every X-Men comic ever, some people want every Ty Cobb card ever. Will they ever do anything with them? Who knows. Who cares. Why does anyone care?
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>>4259805
For NEETs only serious care is OPM init?
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>>4256114
Collecting as an investment is dumb, but I enjoy owning things that make me happy.
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>>4260393
It's not only NEETs that love One Punch Man, bro.
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>>4258820
Tell that to metaljebus and his midget pussy waifu.
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>>4260404
NEETs and weebs. The match made in hell.
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>>4258820
Resellers are still jews though
>4 dollars for Contra
I fucking wish, that shit goes for 60.
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It's a good "investment" if:
-you have the rest of your life in order and have expendable income
-you can afford to sit on your collection for long enough for it to gain value
-you have the means to actually sell it when you want to cash out

Almost any other investment will be easier to deal with, though.
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I love collecting but I know it's meaningless, it's just the satisfaction of having what I love.
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>>4256114
I collect hardware and burn/everdrive all my software
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>>4256114
i do it because the process of building a collection is fun to me. i like being alone with my thoughts in the car or checking out a new store with some friends. i like finding games i always wanted as a kid but couldn't afford to play or even rent. other people i know that are my age blow all their money on going to bars and doing coke. this hobby is cheaper and more satisfying to me.
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>>4256114
You buy all that with your dad's oil money Habeeb?
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