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With retro I'd like to have games that I like from different consoles or all their different versions. different versions where however more of a rarity back than. so the novelty and it not being to much is fine by me.

With current and last gen. I usually just stick with the base version. I rarely bother with special versions in the current era. almost every game has them these days it's overkill plus a big money sink.

if where talking games that get added content, than yes complete edition for the win, although that option ain't always available.

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the more the merrier I'd say. easier acces to phsyical games is a plus to me.

this just means that the demand for physical is higher than originally thought, don't have to stick with just limited releases for allot of them better indi titles.

still for the people that care for these smaller quantities you still have a different version for being an early bird, same with how some first editions of retro games are treated as more valuable with miniscule differences.

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Classic Video Games / Re: Grading older games
« on: July 23, 2022, 10:08:45 am »
I wouldn't say it's a scam. there is a market for it and it does increase the value with the correct things. that you could grade trash and lose money is all voluntary at the end of the day. it's like ordering a burger withouth the meat when you can alter the ingredients, ofcourse it's a bad deal at that point. they'll just process the order and charge you the same anyway

I don't like grading either, but even way back you had people paying for grading services on sealed games in which it was much cheaper aswell. aside from investors nowadays you do have some people that actually appreciate it hence why it exists. it's easy to ignore for us regular collectors anyway, especially with retro why buy a brand new factory sealed games anyway. way more pricy for pretty much an identical to excellent upwards condition used game.

I think however it's nice that it ain't like TCG. with videogames the core grading collectors stick with factory sealed games which is less than 1% of the entire thing let alone the people that would be interested in it. used grading will never take off I'd hope. it ain't for now anyway.

With TCG within pretty much the entire collecting scene grading is pretty much the standard and accepted with the exception of competitive but even within those high odds that they are into graded cards aswell, raw collecting is way less of a thing if where talking more serious collectors. videogames will most likely never be that way. because than the games would be unusable which ain't okay with most folks. games can be used cards not really. cards are more of a collectors thing to look at.

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General / Re: Travelling abroad with your videogames
« on: July 22, 2022, 08:47:22 pm »
The other problem I've been facing is that all shipping companies I've contacted say they don't have any service for my current location and destination. So I can't ship except in small packages.

rent a storage unit, and put your stuff there for the time being.

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General / Re: Travelling abroad with your videogames
« on: July 22, 2022, 11:11:34 am »
I don't know how airports are where you are at currently.

but over here they are underemployed because everyone left with covid, they are far more picky on baggage atm. plus a % of flights are even cancelled right on the spot.

shipping stuff out to your destination might be the way to go ye, I wouldn't pack your suitcases full of games might be risky as in you can't take them with you but you have to take the flight.

import costs might sting, but it is what it is.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 10, 2022, 08:21:12 am »
I see, the more recent ones happened at a less regulated time than, in which it stayed for a longer while and thus more people noticing it.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 09, 2022, 11:57:22 am »
Seems the Russians also invaded VGCollect.

has happened 1 week ago aswell

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It depends on what the game is. if it's shovelware or a shitty game it has to go, if it's something like rocket knight adventures/ contra I'll keep it around, I would have wanted those regardless of the situation.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 04, 2022, 11:12:06 am »
the site got invaded by spam messages it seems

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Modern Video Games / Re: Nintendo Direct June 2022
« on: June 30, 2022, 07:19:51 am »
in terms of modern sonic, frontiers at least has potential could end up being a good modern sonic game

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Site Feedback / Re: Character limit reached on Item name field
« on: June 26, 2022, 07:24:20 am »
Why not increase the max character limit?

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Classic Video Games / Re: How to store your video games properly
« on: June 25, 2022, 06:11:09 pm »
Sleeves for manuals definitely recommended, considering packaging wasn't that great back in the day easy to damage

but for ps2 era and up it's overkill and not needed. ps1 dreamcast are the final era that would need them. unless your living in the us where ps1 and dreamcast manuals are your cover.

Plastic cases for dvd cases are overkill imo, same for plastic cases such as ps1 dreamcast etc unless they are sealed. just makes it harder to use them, plus when stored normally it ain't going to get scuffed. if they are factory sealed than sure but otherwise it's not worth imo, doesn't look great either for these dvd/plastic case games.


As for the manuals issue, trust me I'm right there with you on that. I've started bagging up my manuals for my CIB N64/SNES games. The N64 manuals are especially prone to damage every time you try and take the game out, just because of the way the inner trays are designed inside some N64 boxes. I should probably make a video on that one day to show how I store the books once all bagged up.

even if the trays where excellent N64 snes, nes manuals are brittle. this ain't anything like ps2 gamecube and modern era manuals. These ain't sturdy they'll wear down over time.

Games looks just fine to me in the protective plastic cases.
The plastic on the DVD's and PS1 are fragile anyway, and I prefer it this way.
But each to their own :)

In terms of looks to each their own indeed. 

ps1 cases are fragile but a plastic case doesn't really protect against that I'd say. if it falls they break, wether they are in a plastic case or not or if they break by using them. potential shelfware is the only protection you'll get from them but in practice when you store your games nicely with plenty of space that they aren't squished together it's going to be minisule in terms of shelfware if any. this ain't cardboard in which almost anything will damage it. dvd and ps1 cases are pretty durable in that deparment, moreover if the worst is to come quite easy to replace unlike cardboard. the art work is the only thing that really matters.

My clean sleeves still look real shiny because it's stored decently plus the fact that most ps1 games will have some shelfware on the cases when you get them. and that's already nice condition when they don't have any cracks etc.

imo it's only potentially usefull on games that came right out of the seal or the difference won't really be noticable. unless you really handle your games poorly. and even with those when stored properly it will pretty much remain identical. for ps2 you could find some mint sleeves, but for ps1 that's going to be allot harder. heck if there ain't any cracks and it doesn't have allot of shelfwear your already at the top end of ps1 plastic cases. and anything below mint is going to have miniscule differences in terms of shelfwear protection.

keeps the dust away so that's a plus I'll give ye that one. my 2 cents on plastic sleeves on dvd era or ps1 cases.

plastic cases are nice on dvd era cases when you sell stuff at a boot or something, when allot of people handle them games you can get some ugly results even if all customers would handle it decently, but in terms of home usage I wouldn't worry about that.

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Classic Video Games / Re: How to store your video games properly
« on: June 24, 2022, 08:35:32 pm »
Sleeves for manuals definitely recommended, considering packaging wasn't that great back in the day easy to damage

but for ps2 era and up it's overkill and not needed. ps1 dreamcast are the final era that would need them. unless your living in the us where ps1 and dreamcast manuals are your cover.

Plastic cases for dvd cases are overkill imo, same for plastic cases such as ps1 dreamcast etc unless they are sealed. just makes it harder to use them, plus when stored normally it ain't going to get scuffed. if they are factory sealed than sure but otherwise it's not worth imo, doesn't look great either for these dvd/plastic case games.


As for the manuals issue, trust me I'm right there with you on that. I've started bagging up my manuals for my CIB N64/SNES games. The N64 manuals are especially prone to damage every time you try and take the game out, just because of the way the inner trays are designed inside some N64 boxes. I should probably make a video on that one day to show how I store the books once all bagged up.

even if the trays where excellent N64 snes, nes manuals are brittle. this ain't anything like ps2 gamecube and modern era manuals. These ain't sturdy they'll wear down over time.

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General / Re: What happened to this site?
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:49:59 pm »
It's like most people say, so many other sources for quick engagements

forums are a relic of the past, it ain't anything about this site specificly things change.

The communication format of a forum is to slow for most people these days. withouth the other options people focussed their energy in forums, nowadays that energy is spent elsewhere and it's unlikely for new members to choose a forum over discord etc.

not to say there aren't any succesfull forums left, but the thing with those is that those are huge. the kind where you are a number when you participate. This forum was never huge, the fun thing was that it wasn't to big and it wasn't to small either.

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The only thing that signifies its the French release is the barcode, and lets be honest, nobody checks that.

Actually, I do. Because there are releases that sometimes look identical but in reality have different barcodes, so I always double-check.

Those are reprints I'm pretty sure if where talking ps2

but those have allot more things going for them. manuals and or box including a date way beyond their release date. discs having more lines of text. box art or manual having a slightly different color.

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