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Classic Video Games / Re: How to store your video games properly
« on: June 24, 2022, 04:58:04 am »
Have you ever considered using protective sleeves ? I bought some DVD sized and Blu-Ray sized . Haven’t started putting my games in them yet. I also got some assorted sizes for the different manuals as well . It’s crazy how much money some of the manuals are worth on their own just to have them clipped inside unprotected bugs me. Especially Genesis and SMS manuals, they’re always in rough shape and fall out when you open the case half the time.

I actually do have protective bags for my games, but haven't started bagging them up yet. I will probably bag up all my sealed games to keep the seal from becoming torn, and possibly my CIB expensive games as well, just to keep my friends grubby paws off :). I really don't care for the look of bagged games on my shelf, but will make the exception for sealed 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.

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Classic Video Games / Re: How to store your video games properly
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:01:36 am »
Yeah I never keep my games too tightly packed on a shelf. If you do, over time you will scuff the outer plastic on the case, causing it lose that shiny fresh out the shrink wrap feeling, you know what I mean. I always allow for just enough wiggle room between each so to say, but never too lose where there not standing up nicely. I also never stack games vertically if I can avoid it, as this is the easiest way to put dents into your case artwork.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Capcom Showcase 2022
« on: June 13, 2022, 10:47:21 pm »
Terribly disappointed with the showcase. Come on Capcom, people actually enjoy other games than Monster Hunter and Resident Evil.

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Off Topic / Re: Johnny Depp Or Leonardo Dicaprio?
« on: April 24, 2022, 06:50:53 am »
Great topic... I've always been a bigger fan of Leo. Now don't get me wrong, Johnny is a fantastic actor, and I really need to go back and watch his gigantic catalog of movies. Leo's movies just tend to be very reflective, introspective, and relatable to me.  Honestly the two need to make another movie, it's been almost 30 years since Gilbert Grape...Holy shit I'm old!

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Sorry I don't have much to add, but that's because you fuckin' nailed it son!  8)

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I kept a high value video game in the basement and then the basement flooded. Does that count?

Trip! oh dude I'm so sorry man. Where you able to rescue anything? You just figured out my worst nightmare.

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Site Feedback / What do you consider an official release?
« on: February 21, 2022, 10:05:32 pm »
I've noticed many third party accessories are now falling under the category of "unofficial release", which I believe to be wrong. Are we only considering first party accessories official now?

Because to me, all the old third party brands such as Nuby, Naki, Interact, Mad Catz etc, these were HUGE, well known third party companies producing these peripherals. I truly believe these should fall under "Official".

To me, an "UNofficial release" would be something like this, a special adapter some guy is selling on the forums, or a piece of homebrew software. Now THOSE are unofficial.

Thanks for hearing me out

- Retromangia


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General / Re: Retro Consoles
« on: February 05, 2022, 11:33:05 am »
Playing on a flat screen just feels wrong. It may look "cleaner" through HDMI, but that doesn't necessarily mean it looks better. I compare it to a boob job, it just doesn't feel right.  ;)

Get yourself a nice Sony Wega and some HD Retrovision component cables, and you'll never look back.

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News / Re: Happy Thanksgiving and Status Update!
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:10:47 am »
Thank you Jason, awesome work my friend! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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I think people on the internet love to complain about every little thing. It's the popular trend these days, so people just follow like sheep and jump on the band wagon. Why can't they just enjoy the new trilogy for what it is, and stop nit picking about the size of rain drops?!... Damn. Nothing is perfect, get over it.  I think it looks fantastic. Ok there's my 2 cents :D

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Hey Dhaabi,

Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to post this information on these awesome deals. Much appreciated!  :D

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Hey man, be proud of what you love. Who cares what anyone else thinks.

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Great video man, thanks for sharing!

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Site Feedback / Re: User reviews for entire database
« on: August 11, 2021, 03:28:49 pm »
I think it's a great idea! It would give more incentive and curiosity for people to look up games pages. Also, maybe on the main page, there is a part which shows Latest Threads and Latest Items - Maybe below that we could have Latest Reviews?

Now that's a great idea as well! If we added a "Latest Reviews" section on the front page, I really believe this would bring a lot more traffic to the site.

Would love to hear the mods thoughts on this new idea. I think we have a hit on our hands here folks  ;)

Let's make VGC the best damn collector site for 2021!

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Site Feedback / User reviews for entire database
« on: August 09, 2021, 08:21:01 pm »
Hey Gang,

Just had a great idea for the site. I thought it would be awesome if we were all able to submit reviews for any item in the database. Obviously you could review games, however this would be extremely beneficial for lesser known swag type items, like statues, strategy guides, carrying cases, etc.  This would allow for users to go really in-depth about a particular item, giving first hand information that may not be available anywhere else on the net.

If we placed another tab at the top of each entry, right in between "Info" & "History", I think this would look excellent.

Anyhow, just an idea I wanted pass on to the team.  Keep up the great work!

- Retromangia

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