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Personally, I would afford my children the flexibility to go by a more "normal" middle name in case going by Tifa or Aerith as a first name becomes a source of resentment.

Just going from my own observations throughout life, people with unusual first names tend to hate it and adopt more commonly heard names, even when *I* think their proper given name is cool...

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Classic Video Games / Re: Nintendo Gamecube turned 20 years old recently.
« on: September 30, 2021, 07:47:44 pm »
wait is the zelda collectors edition thing the same as that ocarina of time master quest disc on gamecube?

No, those are two different compilation discs you are referring to. The Ocarina of Time/Master Quest was only available through pre-ordering Wind Waker. The Collector's Edition (which includes Ocarina of Time but not the Master Quest) came out later the same year and could only be obtained either bundled with a GameCube or by subscribing/renewing to Nintendo Power.

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Ghosts 'n Goblins and its sequel Ghouls 'n Ghosts

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Yesterday, I was very tempted to buy a PS5 with my stimulus check, but I held back.

About two months ago, I nearly did the same but for an Xbox Series X. I walked into a Wal-Mart on a weekday at 1pm and lo and behold, they had one single XSX in the glass case that was just put in there. The associate was really eager to sell it to me since he noticed that I couldn't stop looking at it, I had never seen one in the flesh before. As tempting as it was, I walked away from it, I'm sure it was sold away a few hours later.

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My mind is blown that his cousin was clearly not a casual gamer and had a fairly curated collection going, probably really read gaming mags closely to have picked up some of those titles at the time. No casual gamer just goes and buys Lunar: The Silver Star and Snatcher at Babbage's or wherever at the time of release all willy-nilly, lol.

And yet, he let go of all that stuff like someone who is just able to dig out the box of old systems and video games for the garage sale and happily accept a crisp 20 for it all.. I dunno, it just fascinates me because I could never do that, and the guy was clearly a hardcore gaming nut not unlike most of us here. Then around the Xbox generation, he probably just grew bored and stopped reading the magazines and moved on to other things. Again, all the power to him, and I know you said you gave quite a bit more than a crisp 20 to him for that stuff, still, I could never do what he did if I had that collection!!!!!

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This is one of those rare titles where I feel I have never seen anyone speak anything but great love and fondness for it. Like, even the most cold-hearted cynics that I personally know can't help but be charmed by SMRPG, while maybe pointing out that the only flaw is that it's a little too on the easy side.

I do think this is one game that Nintendo should probably not remake ever. I think it's very wise how they've handled keeping this game available in its original form on the eShop platforms and the SNES Mini. Leave this one alone as it is.


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I could smoke any of y'all's asses at Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, preferably on the Dreamcast, but I can make due with any version other than the GBC one.

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General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 08, 2021, 11:34:25 am »
I can't think of a single time that I've experienced this.

The list is very small of games that I had previously beaten, but on a lazy afternoon I finished from beginning to end in one sitting. I recall doing this with Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 and Max Payne 2.

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General / Re: Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:59:14 pm »
He decided to bring that crap into the discussion about the game. I'm just responding to it.

If you have ever wondered why there are practically zero female regulars on VGCollect (and most online gaming communities for that matter)... it's because of posts like his.

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General / Re: Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:48:02 pm »
I still find it funny to this day when them rabid neofeminuggets complained about no [strong] female "representation" in video games (and other media), yet that's what we've had since forever.

This is a pretty dumb take lol... really reeks of someone who has no female friends and probably has had very little or no success dating the ladies.

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General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:55:27 pm »
The problem with being dead though is that... you're dead. I don't think we'll find any CIB mint game collections (or 72 virgins or whatever *insert religion* promises you) down there in the gaping black void to keep us occupied for eternity...

Not unless I'm evil, we can't talk religion on this forum it's against the rules

I'll just leave it at that, then. My bad.

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General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:52:18 pm »
When 3D printers become so good that they can make replications so authentic appearing that they are indistinguishable from the real thing, we'll all be in deep shit!

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General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:38:52 pm »
The problem with being dead though is that... you're dead. I don't think we'll find any CIB mint game collections (or 72 virgins or whatever *insert religion* promises you) down there in the gaping black void to keep us occupied for eternity...

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Video Game Database Discussion / Nintendo 3DS games paper inserts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:41:03 pm »
Sorry if this thread topic has been covered before...

Has it been considered for the 3DS games entries to include front page scans of the paper inserts? I've only been collecting games for the 3DS for a few months now and have noticed that titles from before 2015 generally contain unique paper inserts for each game. Titles released after, including Nintendo Selects reprints, seem to all include only a generic white pamphlet, though even with these, I've seen at least two variants of this generic manual of sorts.

I've bought a handful of games used that came with the original case, but with no paper inserts inside. I'd like to make some kind of attempt at finding loose paper inserts to put in them, but there's no way I can determine which ones pertain to each particular release as there are no pictures of them for the 3DS games entries in the database...

One example is a used copy of A Link Between Worlds that I have (the variant that says Handheld Game of the Year on it) had the papers missing, but I have no idea if it originally came with a unique Zelda insert or just the generic white one.

Links (no pun intended) to other sites that covers this, if anyone else knows, would be much appreciated.

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I think my hunt for the last remaining 3DS games stocked at Wal-Marts around Texas has come to an end now. I've acquired every reasonably priced game I've wanted for the 3DS since my hunt began in January, well, the games that they still had anyway, which were almost always titles from 2015-2019. It was fun grabbing the literal last copies they had of some of these games, usually deeply discounted. There are still very expensive games that I want for the 3DS, like Shin Megami Tensei IV and Yo-Kai Watch 3, but I'll worry about those when I hopefully have the income to afford spending $100+ on a single game without feeling guilty.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and MGS3D were Amazon purchases. You can still get both of these games brand new on there for under 30 dollars each, surprisingly.

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