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renerak
renerak

Well, my pc desk is completly empy except for a mouse and keyboard (and Monitor, ofcourse), so I can jump into the game world.

Hard copy of games are always better than digital, it gives you the feeling you have a lot, while digital always make it seem less.

Doombot6000
Doombot6000

I keep and rebuy games i've beaten completely. I cycle through systems and gamertags so I neveer have all my achievements but i keep my murdered game collection.

CrossKamui
CrossKamui

I have a small collection  (not more than 50 games), but i don't really feel attached to them. In fact.. there are really few things i'm attached too (a phone, my wallet and my key-ring.. eventually 2 books :) ).

Veetor0_0
Veetor0_0

So for me, my D*** is worth 100000000000000000000000000000 dollars  :P

eduardvictor
eduardvictor

I am one of those people that have over 300 games on Steam, 30+ on Origin and a huge collection of physical games as well, yet I only seem to ever play 5-6 of them all the time, I've only played about 20% of them at all, and have not played the other 80% of them. This video explains why. Man I love this series.

Cybrggame
Cybrggame

Great video, but I'm so goddamn tired of the windows tablet ads...

DoomBFG86
DoomBFG86

I've got a huge collection of playstation 2 games that I am extremely proud of.

I plan to buy some more in the coming weeks.

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

I've recently tried to cut back on my "collecting". If I've capped on the achievements and am not going to play the game again then I'll get rid of it. Some are exceptions like complete series. The value aspect I don't think is really a factor anymore since gaming is so mainstream now nothing ever really increases in value. There is only one that I can think of (well two, but I had a chance at this one) Bioshock 1 collectors editions. New goes for almost $300 now I think.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

I don't collect games really, when I realise I haven't played on them for ages they get sold or traded in. However, I wish I never sold my ps1 and 2 as I had some awesome games that i'll probably never play again. With this in mind, i'll probably start collecting.

Ailurusf
Ailurusf

I was waiting also for a reason of why we collect some things, but not others. I have no attachment to videogames, the xbox I had was my roommate's, and once she moved out, I just gave the games I had to some friends (and the remaining ones went to Goodwill). 

On the other hand, I have a nice book collection and don't like reading on e-readers, so it's not like I'm free of this collection thing. 

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

Hmm i think this has something to do with nerdloser syndrome because i am perfectly cool and awesome and i have actually gotten rid of all copies of my physical games/consoles to replace them with a pc and a steam digital library

NBSRC
NBSRC

Very good segment. 

Piechotta
Piechotta

I've had Spike Spiegel pointing a gun at me to the left of my monitor for over a year now.
To the right of said monitor, I have Sasuke Uchiha ready to unsheathe his sword.
To top it off, I have Mr. Ezio Auditore da Firenze above my monitor, extending his hand, and a hidden blade extending beyond that hand.

Distracted? Nah.
A little threatened.. maybe..

melante
melante

As a game collector, I do have also a few items on my desk at work. And they don't distract me at all: they inspire me instead!

joyfilth
joyfilth

Great video!!!! I have games from the Sega Master to this gen. I have game like Castle of Illusions, Shining Force 3 for Saturn, Super Castlevania, Shining the holy Ark and have great collection of consoles ( NES, MASTER SYSTEM,SNES,SATURN,GENESIS,SEGA CD,N64,DREAMCAST, ETC,ETC) Love to collect games!!!!!!

The_Last_Ride
The_Last_Ride

Awesome video again. I am one of the collector types :P

garysingh34
garysingh34

Why has no one ever thought of setting up a free library for games in the way we have library's for books? Is IP ownership in books really that different from games? I would argue the we have more than enough games from the last 2-3 decades to warrant one! 

garysingh34
garysingh34

Excellent show, best show on Gamepsot at moment! Good work Cam. 

ihl0700677525
ihl0700677525

Awesome! This show is keep getting better!

I appreciate it that you spend time to do research and compile it into very informative show. It's full of interesting information and very entertaining also.
This is now my no.1 fav show in Gamespot, together with Random Encounter in close 2nd.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

I keep a select few games as an example of the few pieces of fine gold in the gaming market among all the crap.  I also keep a select few as examples of how a game can have a lot of promise but ultimately disappoint me (FFXIII and XIII-2 come to mind).  It helps me keep perspective and avoid the saying "They don't make them like they used to."  I counter that by reminding myself that it has always been difficult to find the fine gold scattered amongst the crap.  It's there, but hard to find.


I also keep them so I can show my future kids what good gaming is.  No cheap movie knockoffs for them.  They get the real deal.  Xenogears, FFVII, Halo 1, Uncharted, are a few of my favorites.

iBuSHiDo
iBuSHiDo

All this video does is remind me of the stupidity of my parents way back when I had an Atari, Colecovision, NES, etc., and now they're all gone. I still have a Sega Genesis somewhere back home in a closet, but they threw out everything before that. The games too. Even if they weren't valuable now, it would have been great to still have those. Each generation seems to have something that will later be very valuable and because of parents thinking it's garbage, it's all gone. I remember my dad and uncle both telling me they had boxes and boxes of old baseball cards and they kept them in the attic and eventually their parents just put them all in the garbage cuz they were "worthless" and took up space. Not cool, parents. 

ilantis
ilantis

Good luck collecting DLCs

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I rarely sell a game I enjoyed. I sometimes just have a feeling that something is going to be worth a lot of money in future. For games like my copy of Halo 1, or Gears of War 1. The games that made a big splash, even though I don't have an overwhelming protective mentality about them, the fact they are imprinted in history makes me want to keep a hold of them. Others need to register of totally awesome for me to keep them. I mean I owned Guitar Hero 3 and played the crap out of it. I still own the game despite not even having a functioning guitar to go with it. Strange.

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

I only keep what I love and that's a small, small pile. But the games I do have, I play annually and haven't bought a "brand spanking new just released" game in years or spent more then $10 on any game that I have picked up and I always buy "new" condition games. I just wait for the prices to be acceptable to me, even if that's 1-2yrs after the game I want to play has come out. Don't we all have a large enough backlog of games we havn't completed? or games wed like to play again? I say we vote with our $$ and I choose very, very carefully. If more people did we might actually see a change in not only the pricing of our beloved games, but also in their uniqueness and ingenuity.

XCyberForceX
XCyberForceX

Nope.  Don't have a problem.  Once I finish with a game its off to EBay!  Well, except for a rare one or two in which I definitely know I'd play again in the future but that's just three to four games so far.  The rest is hasta la vista Baby.  Now my wife, that's a different story.  Everything has a sentimental value and it hurts her to let it go.  My rule is if you didn't touch it in two years, then you don't need it, throw it out.  Exception - items held to increase in value over time (signed baseballs & old comics).

jark888
jark888

I'm totally welcome more of knowledgeable topic like this. 

Collectible items like great games may increase in value over time aside from securing the mean to experience them again.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

Why isn't it weird to have bookshelves contain thousands of books, but when there are a couple of hundred games it turns freaky?

ziggyww
ziggyww

I only really keep the multiplayer games that I enjoy playing. Once I complete a game for it's single player portion I move on and stick it in the trade in pile which I take when I buy a new game. 

shaktiIIIgta
shaktiIIIgta

Maybe that's why I don't buy the first game I see, I only keep the ones I really value. Great video !

Or maybe because I'm not in my teens anymore lol.

GamerDad420
GamerDad420

I horde Games   I have 137 games on my xbox 360 hard drive alone plus multiple shelves full of my favorite titles

Dovahkiinknight
Dovahkiinknight

i dont like giveaway games even though they might be the biggest crap on the world if i bought it ill keep it! 

Sadly now i have to buy most games on steam but i would give the double of the price to have them on CD and ON STEAM! then i would had the box intact and the game intact too :)  


GERMANY21
GERMANY21

> I really like to collect the games  which I played !  I know  it has its own problems but I think with collecting games we can remember them again !  some thing like that , a bit crazy ha ?!?

joshua_stull
joshua_stull

I'm a weird aberration. I'm actually digitizing everything I own and getting rid of the physical originals. I've become a digital hoarder, that in reality I just want a desk, chair, computer, and coffee mug, but in virtual I have everything I've always loved. On ten terabytes.

 

Lowri001
Lowri001

I've got PS2 games I've never even played just sat around, but never have the heart to get rid of them whenever I'm having a clear out... 

arazmanaz
arazmanaz

Each to their own but personally I feel good trading my games in for others (not been doing it long) as I feel like i'm sharing the joy I had when I played them. I've never been to any of the international games expo's so never had to try, or not try, to splurge on gaming memorabilia e.g. If you have the space, the money and an understanding partner splurge/buy these items. Personally it seems too expensive of a hobby compared to the buyin cheap games old and new (which i'm very keen and good at)

pidow
pidow

I should have listened to my wife and I would have had more games in my collection.I got rid of some old DOS game......stupid me.  So now, I keep them all!.  I can go back and play game I like from yesteryear and always have games to play.

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

I collected for nostalgic reasons 100%! Always good to revisit the childhood! ;)

>=)

Funtiks
Funtiks

Interesting ideas, but explanation "its all in the brain, man" gets tired quickly. Where else, really? Also with advent of digital content collecting computer games as physical items becomes more and more thing of the past.

renerak
renerak

And a controller, stashed behind the CPU.

nu1mlock
nu1mlock

@Cybrggame There are no ads. Ever. On any website. Oh, wait, is that because I'm using an adblocker? You can even enable it for certain sites that you would like to support by showing ads - it's like magic.

Filaipus
Filaipus

@garysingh34 I never saw a team of 100 people spending 3/4 years creating a book, their salaries depending on it selling enough. Yea. 

noah364
noah364

That's a fantastic idea, and one that I've thought about for a while. The only problem is that games are so much more valuble than books. There's less incentive to not just check out a game and keep it.

loafofgame
loafofgame

@PrpleTrtleBuBum Because books are more socially acceptable and often associated with intelligence and knowledge, whereas games are viewed by many as pure entertainment without social or aesthetic value, that often demands too much effort and time to be properly appreciated. Besides, I think the general image of gamers is still a fairly negative one, so a large game collection might carry negative connotations. Games will probably never have the general appeal that music, books and films have, because they're simply not that mainstream in comparison. And something that isn't generally accepted or embedded runs a greater risk of being judged as... unusual.

But well, I'm fairly certain a book collection of thousands of books would also be frowned upon by many...

TaylorAP13
TaylorAP13

@Funtiks I'm very confused by your comment. Do you not like that our brain controls our body and what we think? I mean, that makes no sense. That's like me saying "I'm really tired of the matter explanation, like the world must be made of something else." You know what I mean?

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@loafofgame @PrpleTrtleBuBum Well some of my elderly relatives have literally their own library. Walls full of books. And everyone treats them like extremely sophisticated people, although the amount of books is really the only difference as professions and ages are about the same.

joshua_stull
joshua_stull

@quickshooterMk2 @joshua_stull 

Just need a pc with 5 bays and pick up an extra two terabyte drive now and then. The real problem is that I now want to upgrade to the new four terabyte drives so that so that i could double my space. But that would really make me crazy digital hoarder. I better start adding twenty cats to my wish list too.

noah364
noah364

Hey, I have a wall full of books, but I haven't read 80% of them.