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General / How do you feel about Store Exclusive CE's?
« on: October 03, 2023, 03:19:29 pm »
Hey everyone! Been ages since I hit the forums but something's been on my mind and I figured, who better to talk to about this?

Lately I've noticed a trend in store exclusive collectors editions. In particular, I'm referring to things like Armored Core, Tekken 8, Octopath Traveler 2 & even NEO: The World Ends With You (Which was a Japanese Squeenix store exclusive) How has this recent pattern of behavior with 3rd party companies left you feeling? I myself personally am not a fan of this at all. Scalpers are already a bane of this hobbies existence but something about this practice makes it inherently worse. The price for a lot of these CE's have skyrocketed enough without having to worry about the fear of mishandled packaging/shipping, late arrivals, or even cancellations. (My condolences to anyone who has to import anything overseas, I know your struggle is real  :-\) Do you see this trend continuing or getting worse? How do you feel about direct company sales of Collectors Editions? I'd love to discuss and hear your opinions, everyone! :D

General / The itch to collect never ends!
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:52:28 pm »
Hey all. Been a while! I've been racking up titles left and right and lately it's been dawning on me that I have a very persistent habit. I get a little comfortable with where my collection is and then things pop up out of the woodworks and my collectors itch flares up like a bad rash! I've never been too into Xbox 360 games but I remembered there's a good handful of Atlus 360 exclusive RPGs that are a bit up there in price. Operation Darkness showed up on a local shop and got snagged before I could bag it and now I'm like a mad boar searching high and low to score my own! In the midst of that, I remembered a bunch of watchlist games I had pertaining to an anime series I loved as a teen and I'm scouting those now, too!

Anyone else have these sudden waves of collector-mania? What's your experience been like? What random games if any have you had your eyes on?
 I'm curious to know how mild/persistent my collectors mania is!

General / Favorite Soundtracks, New & Old! Let's hear 'em!
« on: December 08, 2020, 01:54:32 am »
A question done to death a thousand times over but what the hell, right? What's your favorite oldies and new jams for games?

As far as old games, Streets of rage 1-3 (And 4 for new bc hot damn) are easy picks. I also enjoy the OST to Lack of Love on the Dreamcast, and The NA version of the Sonic CD Ost

As far as new stuff goes, Hotline Miami and Mother Russia Bleeds have had me thrashing Honorary mentions to Sleeping Dogs for having a collectively diverse OST of amazing talented artists.

General / Wrath of the "Hidden Gem"
« on: November 09, 2020, 04:43:49 am »
First off, Hiya! I'm new here and this is my first post so forgive me if this subject's been done to death already, but I figured I'd ask and see how the rest of you fine folks feel on the subject;

You go into a local mom & pop shop that sells old games and you happen to notice some suspiciously bloated price tags. Maybe last week you were looking at a PS2 or Xbox game that was on a wall and now, it's in a glass case with a ridiculous price. I've had a handful of instances where I look at a game that's not only OOB but commanding the price of almost two new retail's. Now don't get me wrong, I won't argue stuff like Rule of Rose some LRG game (That's a whole other problem) has it's place and reasons, but a lot of times just.. random things. This is how I learned about MetalJesusRocks. Some dude who REALLY can't get over Splashdown rides gone wild and every arcade racer I can think of. I feel like a lot of these people for some reason have legit influence on the prices of games and I find it to be ridiculous and exhausting as a collector to have to worry that some random quirky game I haven't bought yet suddenly doubles in average asking price because some dude who's famous for owning a 64DD makes a video and says it's a hidden gem. I've had store owners tell me this guy's calling what they're selling "Rare and hard to find" and going off that alone in charging loads.

What do you guys feel about this? Have you experienced the wrath of the hidden gem?

General / Is exporting app data a thing?
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:25:50 am »
Hey there fellow collectors! New to the site here, but I've been a user of the VG collector pro app for quite some time. I've been lurking the forums for a bit and they're generally enjoyable so I figured I'd join up. I was wondering if there was a means to circumvent the grind of manually imputing all my media into my account? Any other tips to better manage my online db would be most appreciated.

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