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Most strategy based games, nearly all licensed sports games, the majority of RPGs and JRPGs, most games based on TV or movie licenses (including Pokemon and the like), a lot of the modern games designed around online multiplayer or multiplayer only, most first and second gen console stuff.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:43:28 am »
Well my local retro store is finally taking initiative to "update" all their prices from 2016 levels to the present highest price spike in the history of video games. *sigh* It was sweet while it lasted. So I went in there and rage bought a bunch of stuff before they could mark it up. I could tell that it pained the dude to sell to me at sticker price on them. If everything goes up to Covid prices, they'll be seeing a lot less of me. Why waste my fuel? I go to them to get deals on stuff, not to pay what I could pay online.


Go Go Hypergrind for GameCube

I’d never heard about it until today. I wonder if I ever left it laying.

You probably wouldn't leave Hypergrind behind. It's one of those quirk fest "I'm different and funky" kind of games whenever you spot it, published by Atlus no less. You're supposed to pick up anything Atlus if the price is thrifty. Lots of people collect Atlus stuff.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:36:53 am »
Not to throw shade in any particular direction, but does this board's software support a block or mute at all? At this point and I think it would probably resolve the bulk of the issues around here if folks had the option.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 27, 2021, 10:56:16 pm »
I've got a new one for you all... made an eBay purchase the other day. Tracking becomes available, I get pre-shipment info sent. 30 minutes later another tracking update "ORDER DELVERED YO; picked up by individual at the PO." Isn't that the coolest? According to the PO, I got my package almost instantly. I was even there to intercept it, though I have no PO box. Where is it really? Who knows? PO likes to absolve themselves of any responsibility when something is marked delivered. Wonder if that applies when obviously not possible?

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General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 26, 2021, 04:39:53 pm »
I sense the smoldering of a dumpster fire.

But yes... to beat the skeleton of dead horse game collecting is "dying", because oh my lord how many people out there are willing to fork over hundreds per title, myself included. It's mind blowing how thirsty we are. We all need to find a new hobby. Preferably one where you aren't collecting something.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 17, 2021, 10:57:15 pm »
Anyone hear the classic Q&A website Yahoo Answers is about to shut down? I used to post there from way back in the early days, actually still kinda do on occasion. It's not a top quality site by any means, there may be trolls but at least I never encountered any of the whining or snobbery that you encounter on Reddit's many forums. It has actually helped me in a pinch plenty of times. It was kinda interesting to read up on some of the questions people would post about gaming and retro games on occasion... or to just ask a technical question that Google is not going to instantly grant you... 15 years, and it's still quite active as of the shuttering.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 14, 2021, 12:35:24 pm »
The good news is, I don't have COVID. The bad news is, people on eBay must be running a massive temperature, because they're delirious.

It's so obnoxious when someone posts up something that is highly sought after, and they put a crazy don't-really-wanna-sell it price on the stuff. There's a guy on there that listed some kinda rare and sought after games, asking literally 3x the price of what they normally sell for. Nearly a grand each, for some games that normally sell for a couple hundred each. Is it a joke? Or is he trying to bait some really desperate fools? There's nothing special about them, they're just ordinary pre-owned average condition CIB. Go to his seller profile and pretty much everything he sells is like crazy high. Not sure if he's the type of seller who just preys on desperation, or he doesn't really wanna sell.

He's got a few things I would pay pretty much top dollar for, but I'm not paying 3x top dollar. I hope no one else will either.

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I'm currently going all in on building up my Genesis 32X collection at the moment. It's gotten super expensive, but I always wanted to do it. Of the 36 games for the system, I only want to own maybe 18 of them... and that's still a lot easier said than done at this point.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Xbox One S is kinda underrated. [Opinion]
« on: April 07, 2021, 01:17:51 am »

 However xbox having no exclusives meme exists because they had this problem even since OG xbox days. 3 consoles generations having this meme combined doesn't make it's library that amazing   ::)

Again with this? The list of OG exclusives is understood and easy to research by this point, and I believe there's well over 100 actually, if you also count games that were only otherwise released on Windows. Off the top of my head... Stubs? Blinx? Jade Empire? Brute Force? Project Gotham? The SEGA titles like Crazy Taxi 3, Panzer Dragoon, Otogi, Spikeout, ToeJam? The rabbit hole of OG exlusive games goes quite a ways.

As for 360, it had quite a few exclusives, some timed, others lasting... some that PlayStation fans would have liked to have called their own. Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, for some time Tales of Vesperia. Even had a few obscure shooters to it's name like Akai Katana, Death Smiles, Raiden Fighters, Otomedius. Then there were games like Condemned, Alan Wake, and for a while Deadly Premonition that were exlusive.

Xbox didn't have a problem with a lack of original content until Xbox One. You can debate your game preferences all day long, but as far as OG and 360 games, the exclusives were there.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 07, 2021, 12:49:56 am »
Well, it's happened. I might have COVID. All because of one of those people who act like they're good enough friends to call and ask you a favor, but they really only ever acknowledge your existence when they want something from you? He wanted me to go and give his son a ride home. Oh, and by the way the kid tested positive today (as I found out indirectly). So he had it yesterday when he was in my car.

Now I have to quarantine myself, and don't even know if I have it. Protocol is not to test for it for several days after exposure. Who knows who I could have given it to in that time that I didn't know I was exposed? Including my mom who has a compromised immune system.

I'm done with his asshole, and anyone like him in my life. I won't go along with being used just because they act like we're on good terms and somehow friends. We're not. Those kinds of people have no right to call you up and ask random favors. I've you've got someone like this in your life, I recommend do yourself a favor. Just stop answering their calls/texts. You're being taken advantage of, and really they never care at what cost to you.

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General / Re: Ever Bought a Game with No Plans on Opening it?
« on: March 29, 2021, 08:19:59 pm »
I mean, I sort of get the appeal in the "time capsule" effect that sealed game has. But as far as paying homage to a game that means something to me on a sentimental level, having a CIB copy on the shelf does that, and I think does it more justice since I can use it at any time.

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General / Re: Ever Bought a Game with No Plans on Opening it?
« on: March 28, 2021, 11:59:26 am »
Many times, I have no plans to open a sealed games, but also no plans to leave it sealed. Only one that I've decided will not be opened (and doesn't need to be) is my sealed Twilight Princess GC. That thing keeps going up in value. Sealed collectors are a different breed and they've got deep pockets. Maybe I'll have it graded, for some reason people will actually pay more for the graded ones.

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That is quite a thing. I'd like to do a thing, but a different one. I don't wanna say way it is... but I'm thinking about droppin' some hefty coin myself boyz. Let's get nuts! Let's all just buy something super expensive. Anyone with us?!? No? Okay.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: March 27, 2021, 12:34:13 am »
There are few things more frustrating than loosing track of your own belongings in your own home. I rarely do that, but I'm having a moment. I go to dig out my SEGA CDX and hook it up. I had it stored in a TV console along with my Master System. Well, both systems were in there still, but all the cords for them inexplicable gone. Missing are my composite cables and power brick for CDX and whatever power brick I was using for Master System. This past fall when I started work on my "game room", some retro systems were moved in there. But none of those would use this stuff. I checked that setup and none of it is there. Wherever my composite cables are, that's where my power brick is too.

I sense "borrowing" being the culprit here. My brother has a habit of asking me to bring my stuff over when he can't get his to work. Then I forget it's over there. He doesn't have a CDX though, so I shouldn't have brought that AC adapter over there. That thing is damn expensive too, and they're not to be swapped between different models either.

MK-4122 is the part number for that CDX adapter. I have no idea why it's seared into my memory. Anytime I'm in a mom n' pop shop and they have spare adapters laying about, I always check the part numbers to see if I can find one in the wild still.  :P


I found a place called Retro Game Cave, they produce replacement adapters that match to the OEM spec. Their CDX adapter is $36. I really don't care about the originality of adapters, as long as it's the right juice for the delicate little thing, it'll do.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: March 25, 2021, 11:54:35 pm »
There are few things more frustrating than loosing track of your own belongings in your own home. I rarely do that, but I'm having a moment. I go to dig out my SEGA CDX and hook it up. I had it stored in a TV console along with my Master System. Well, both systems were in there still, but all the cords for them inexplicable gone. Missing are my composite cables and power brick for CDX and whatever power brick I was using for Master System. This past fall when I started work on my "game room", some retro systems were moved in there. But none of those would use this stuff. I checked that setup and none of it is there. Wherever my composite cables are, that's where my power brick is too.

I sense "borrowing" being the culprit here. My brother has a habit of asking me to bring my stuff over when he can't get his to work. Then I forget it's over there. He doesn't have a CDX though, so I shouldn't have brought that AC adapter over there. That thing is damn expensive too, and they're not to be swapped between different models either.

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