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New Month!


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General / March 2021 - Recently Added to Collection/Recently Purchased New
« on: February 28, 2021, 12:55:24 pm »
Jumping the gun here because I enjoy these particular threads and tomorrow is March 1st so nyah...  :P


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New year, new you...or something.  :P


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General / How far have you traveled to acquire something?
« on: December 07, 2020, 05:42:15 pm »
Not counting being on vacation and finding something while there or visiting relatives/friends who live a good amount away from you (though feel free to include that if you want) but more like you found something you wanted and had to drive/travel a considerable distance to acquire it.

Over the weekend, Nintendo released the Special Edition for the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon "update" for NES/Switch download. A Best Buy store about 40-45 minutes away showed 3 in stock for all of 30 seconds and it disappeared out of my cart as I was ordering.  >:( For shits & giggles I updated the page on Saturday evening and another store showed 3 in stock...in Lexington, KY.  :o

It's about 100 or so miles from my place to the store in Lexington so I got up Sunday and made the jaunt down there. Luckily there's some great restaurants down there that we don't have up here and some places like Half Price Books to peruse so we made an impromptu trip of it (masked up and socially distancing of course  8)).

This is the first time that I can recall where I made a decent length trek for a particular item. We've made treks to other metro areas like Columbus, Indianapolis, and Louisville but most of those trips involved overnight stays/mini vacations with other things to check out besides shopping. Now shopping occurred on those trips and items were acquired but I can't recall specifically going to any of those places looking for a specific thing.

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General / March 2020 - Recently Added to Collection/Recently Purchased
« on: March 01, 2020, 01:33:21 pm »
And go!

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General / November 2019 - Recently Added to Collection/Recently Purchased
« on: November 01, 2019, 08:02:17 am »
New month, new gets! You know what to do!  ;D

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General / Secret Santa 2019: Interest Check
« on: September 20, 2019, 09:30:41 am »
Scoping out interest in a Secret Santa for 2019. Can fill in the blanks later with some copypasta and what not, just looking at a head count for now.


1. Telly
2. ignition365
3. Cartagia
4. masamune
5. courtlyhades296
6. wolfen
7. droaa
8. Warmsignal?
9. tpugmire
10. redblaze57 (tenative)
11. dashv
12. brandon913
13. marvelvscapcom2
14. NickAwesome
15. Soera
16. Flashback2012
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User Feedback / Cartagia
« on: August 19, 2019, 05:40:46 pm »
Didn't see a thread for him so starting one.  ;)


Picked up a copy of Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops XL on Switch from him. Excellent communication and speedy delivery!  ;D

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Video Game Database Discussion / Starlink: Battle For Atlas
« on: October 28, 2018, 12:02:20 pm »
I've seen these released in stores and my best guess it's the latest attempt at Toys-to-Life by Ubisoft. A quick jaunt over to YouTube confirmed my suspicions so it's looking like we'll need a new category in Interactive figures as I just saw someone add a ton of these as Switch accessories.  >:(

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Video Game Database Discussion / Item Numbers
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:03:11 pm »
I posted this in another thread almost a month ago and wanted to resurrect it here since the original thread was in Site Feedback. I was checking over edits and found a couple of rejections on some Wii Item Numbers I submitted recently. Anyway, here's most of the body from the original post...

In addition, for Nintendo products. The item number on the record is supposed to be the item number on the packaging (if it exists, if not then cart/disc number may be used) and not the number on the manual or the cart. Those who put in the cart item number to the main record are allowed, but be aware that it just makes extra work to be done in the future to fix the entry later.

Not trying to make waves but since this was brought up, it might perhaps be a good idea for ALL persons capable of approving/rejecting edits to have a pow-wow of sorts and come to a unified consensus about this because I can recall plenty of times where I've done exactly what you've said and have found my edit to be rejected. I've done edits on previously blank 'Item Number' boxes as well as trying to edit the field where the previous person used the information from the cart instead of the packaging. Once in a while I'll get a rejection kicked backed to me even though I keep seeing what Trip posts so evidently there is a person or persons that isn't on the same page.

Incidentally I've noticed this same behavior in regards to PS4 and Vita Item Numbers. For the longest time I've gone with using the number that appears at the bottom of the spine, much like how we do with PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP. I know they used to use CUSA numbers but have switched over to a  7-digit number. I've plugged that number into a few entries and sometimes someone will reject it. I know there's other identifying numbers on the packaging and in the case of Vita, the carts themselves have a PCSE number. Anyway, if you're going to have a huddle about the Nintendo Item Numbers then maybe you could also come to an agreement on which PS4/Vita Item Number to use.  :P 

I think it's safe to assume the pow-wow never occurred and there still is no consensus as I got these rejections.  :P

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Your edit to Alien Monster Bowling League was rejected.
Tuesday August 1st, 2017 at 6:28 AM
Field:   item_number
New Value:   RVL-P-SABE
Reason:   Information Already on File. Please see the VGCollect Style Guide or visit the Forums to clear up any listing questions.

Your edit to Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 was rejected.
Tuesday August 1st, 2017 at 6:28 AM
Field:   item_number
New Value:   RVL-P-RY2E
Reason:   Information Already on File. Please see the VGCollect Style Guide or visit the Forums to clear up any listing questions.

Along with this one from a couple of days ago...

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Your edit to Game Party Champions was rejected.
Friday July 28th, 2017 at 9:46 AM
Field:   item_number
New Value:   WUP-P-AGPE
Reason:   Information Already on File. Please see the VGCollect Style Guide or visit the Forums to clear up any listing questions.

Aside from the dashes, this is how the Item Numbers appear on the packaging.  ???

Also, in each of those rejections I do see where I have approved edits where I added the Disc Item Numbers to the Description field. While I verified with the copies I own physically, sometimes those numbers were already filled in on the current Item Number line and I merely copied/paste once I manually verified it against my copy.

TL;DR Trip has stated on more than one occasion that the Item Number should be the one on the packaging but someone is rejecting edits still. Item Number lines are sometimes already filled in but also sometimes contain incorrect or incomplete info on them. Attempts to fix this are met with rejections.

TL;DR 2: Electric Bugaloo - These rejections also occasionally occur on PS4/Vita Item Numbers because someone sometimes doesn't like the 7-digit numbers on the spine being called the Item Number. PS4/Vita have largely switched to the 7-digit number over the old SLUS/BLUS/CUSA/ULUS Item Number system that PSX/PS2/PS3/PSP employed.  :P

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General / August 2017 - Recently Added to Collection/Recently Purchased
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:33:24 pm »
New month, new thread. And GO!  ;D

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Video Game Deals, Sales and Promotions / Meijer 3DS Sale 1/1/17-1/7/17
« on: January 03, 2017, 01:47:53 pm »
Meijer is having a sale on first party Nintendo 3DS titles from 1/1/17-1/7/17 including:

Kirby: Planet Robobot
Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls

Each game is $19.99.  :)

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I figured I would ask before creating a new entry. I picked up a used Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood from GS today and while trying to add it, I found that there's like half a dozen different entries for the game to choose from. My copy doesn't seem to match any of the ones listed as the picture on mine is slightly different.

I found an image of it on Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/Assassins-Creed-Brotherhood-Game-Exclusive-Content/dp/B00BI1G91O

The idea kicked around in my head that it deserves its own entry except for one detail. Where the UPC is on the back (which doesn't come up on an Amazon search) is a red box over the bar-code that says "Not For Resale". I'm wondering if the copy I have was part of a Limited Edition. The bar-code on my copy is 008888396253. Unfortunately none of the entries for Collector's Editions have bar-code information listed for me to match up with. I'm hesitant to add the game as I imagine it was never sold new by itself. I've half a mind to take it back up to GS and swap it for a different copy when I pick up Overwatch tomorrow.  :P

Anyone happen to have the CE of this game that can verify the UPC for me?  ;)

EDIT: ARGH...what a confusing pain in the arse this is!  :o  >:(  :(  :P

Besides AC: Brotherhood, I also picked up Assassin's Creed II and III. Of course my copy of ACII doesn't have the exact matching info as the PS3 NA entry, my bar-code is completely different. I thought that maybe the wrong bar-code was listed as the Item Number is the Amazon ASIN number but before I went to modify I noticed the Box back art had the UPC that was listed so I left the entry alone. With ACIII, I thought I found the one I needed but again...information was not lining up.  ???

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Marketplace / The All-New, All-Compliant PS2 Games FS Thread
« on: March 12, 2016, 11:17:30 pm »
I've got some PS2 games, mostly RPGs, that I'm trying to sell. They belong to a friend of mine but I've taken possession of them to facilitate their selling. As I said, they're mostly RPGs but there's a few other games in the mix such as some Silent Hill games and some Action-RPGs.

Anyway, here's the list...

Dark Cloud 2 (Excellent/Mint) $40>$35
Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel (Excellent/Mint) $18>$14
Fullmetal Alchemist 2 Curse of the Crimson Elixir (Includes DVD, Excellent/Mint) $20>$16
Rogue Galaxy (Very Good-Good) $25>$20
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner 2: Radou Kuzunoha vs King Abaddon (No Oversized Box or Plush Jack Frost, Very Good) $25>$20
Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga Deluxe Box Set (Includes Outer Box, Box has some wear/crushing but discs are mint) $50>$45
Suikoden III (Very Good) $30>$25
Suikoden Tactics (Includes Sountrack, Excellent) $15>$10
Wild Arms Alter Code F (Includes DVD, Excellent/Mint) $70>$60
Wild Arms 3 (Very Good) $15>$10
Wild Arms 4 (Excellent/Mint) $28>$22
Wild Arms 5 (Includes outer cardboard box which has a bit of damage in one corner, discs are mint) $60>$50
Xenosaga (Disc in Excellent shape, missing book) $15>$10
Xenosaga II (Excellent/Mint) $20>$15

Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter (Very Good) $15>$10: SOLD
Grandia Xtreme (Excellent/Mint) $25: SOLD
Grandia II (Excellent/Mint) $18: SOLD
Grandia III (Excellent/Mint) $30>$25: SOLD
Legaia 2: Duel Saga (Excellent/Mint) $15: SOLD
Shadow Hearts (Very Good-Good) $40: SOLD
Shadow Hearts Covenant (Excellent/Mint) $30>$25: SOLD
Shadow Hearts From the New World (Excellent/Mint) $25: SOLD
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs The Soulless Army (Excellent/Mint) $20: SOLD
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Excellent/Mint) $18: SOLD
Silent Hill Origins (Excellent) $25>$20: SOLD
Silent Hill 2 (Greatest Hits Release, Good) $15>$10: SOLD
Silent Hill 3 (Includes Soundtrack, Good) $20>$15: SOLD
Silent Hill 4: The Room (Good)$25>$20: SOLD
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (Does NOT include outer cardboard box, discs are Mint) $15>$12: SOLD
Suikoden IV (Excellent) $20: SOLD
Suikoden V (Excellent) $50: SOLD
Tales of Legendia (Excellent) $20: SOLD
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (Excellent) $20: SOLD
Xenosaga III (Excellent/Mint) $60: SOLD

Prices do NOT include shipping. Open to residents of the 48 Continental States (Hawaii and Alaska too if you don't mind the wait). USPS money order preferred but PayPal (total + 3%) is now accepted!  ;D

Additionally, pricing was set by him, I just copied/pasted it from his e-mail. All I did was add the conditions for each. He did say I could discount if people bought more though so if possible no thread crapping or messenger killing.  :P

If anyone has any Q's, feel free to inquire via PM.  :)





Edit: Prices lowered, entry cleaned up, and pictures updated/made compliant. If there is a particular title (or bundle of titles) you're interested in, please feel free to reach out to me. I'm sure we can come to a mutually agreeable arrangement. :)

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At least I try to anyway.  ;)

I can't be the only person who has this happen to them. I'll be editing an entry like say Panorama Cotton (http://vgcollect.com/item/21852) and then I'll edit another like Strider Hiryu (http://vgcollect.com/item/21587). In both instances I would see that there's text in the Description field. Now I have something of a love/HATE relationship with the dreaded Description field. When doing edits, I used to sometimes put information in like Number of players/levels, Mega count and notations like if a game used password save or had a battery back-up. I figured it would be good pertinent info to have on the listing but alas I quickly realized such info did not conform to the Style Guide for the Description Field and I was met with plenty of rejected edits.  :P

I would argue that the info I was adding could fall under "Trivia" but rather than putting up a fight I opted to acquiesce and decided instead to just largely ignore the Description Field completely except in cases where I would see a blatant violation of the Style Guide which I would then blank out. This brings me back to the two Mega Drive games listed above. In both instances I felt that the information in the Description Field either conformed with the Style Guide (Cotton) or it was too questionable for me to blank out (Strider). In both instances I decided to leave well enough alone and made sure my mouse pointer never came anywhere near the field. Or so I thought.  ;)

I logged in today and saw that I had new Notifications. While perusing them, I noticed a got an approved Edit for Strider Hiryu and a rejected Edit for Panorama Cotton...both for the Description Field.  Derp.  :P At this point I'm curious to know if there is a glitch in the Matrix somewhere that somehow gives me ownership over that information when I submit Edits for the other fields. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of getting dinged for the someone else not filling out the field correctly.  :o

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