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Classic Video Games / Re: PriceCharting.
« on: June 24, 2024, 06:15:55 pm »
I rarely (if not ever) use PriceCharting as they have a VERY limited archive of Japanese games (which constitutes almost all of my collection).
That said, as far as pricing may help a liiiiittle bit in discovering whether a game is authentic or not, it is far from being a reliable metric.
For example: many "repros" released by PCE Works are close to indistingable from the real thing both in looks and price, so...

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Perfect!
Thanks, dhaabi! I already created a new entry for the European release with the appropriate cover art.

Also, since I'm here, I should add that all those blank entries from before were mine. I had trouble with my internet connection and with some of the images I was trying to upload, so it all got messed up. Sorry for the trouble.

To clarify, your edits were only rejected because they don't align with what the entry was seemingly intended to represent, so we shouldn't overwrite that entry's information.

Ordinarily, the two items would be placed in the EU category due to Strictly Limited Games being located in Europe, but that isn't the case in this situation since the two versions in question are region-specific releases. Because of that detail, the two items can be placed in their respective regional categories. From the Platform post of the style guide:


Originally, this item was submitted to the Sega Mega Drive [EU] sub-category, but it was possibly changed with later edits. Since we can't confirm what the original art was (if there was any), the updated art may have just been higher quality. At the same time, the entry may have been submitted to the EU category with the same thinking that you're presenting, that the item belongs in that category placement due to the publisher's location. But, since the entry creator has been inactive for nearly two years, we can't ask them for any clarification.

Since 221041 has featured NA details for 18 months without anyone else bringing attention to this problem, I find re-categorizing it to the Sega Genesis sub-category to be the best solution, which has been updated just now by me. A new entry for the Mega Drive version which you own can be submitted to that appropriate category.


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So I recently had a box art edit rejected for this item:
Mad Stalker: Full Metal Forth (https://vgcollect.com/item/221041)
I just got the game on mail yesterday and scanned the both the front and back covers, so I am pretty sure the art isn't wrong, haha.
But here is the thing:
Taking a look at the Strictly Limited website, I realized that there are two versions of this release.

One is being sold as "MAD STALKER: FULL METAL FORTH (MEGA DRIVE COMPATIBLE GAME)":
https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/collections/mad-stalker-full-metal-forth/products/mad-stalker-full-metal-forth-mega-drive-game

And the other as "MAD STALKER: FULL METAL FORTH (GENESIS COMPATIBLE GAME)"
https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/collections/mad-stalker-full-metal-forth/products/mad-stalker-full-metal-forth-genesis-game

My question here is: how should we list these?
Should the first one (the one I boght and tried to edit yesterday) be added to the database as an European release and the other as a North American one?
Or, since Strictly Limited is based in Germany, should both be considered European releases and the have the distinction between them made clear on each entry's name?

Thanks in advance.

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Video Game Database Discussion / PC Engine System Cards
« on: June 22, 2024, 03:21:56 am »
Going through the various versions of PC Engine System Cards, I found out that most of them are listed as games, but the Super System Card Ver.3.0 (https://vgcollect.com/item/12882) is listed as NEC System Accessory (https://vgcollect.com/browse/tg16pceaccessory).
I understand all those cards should be categorized as Accessories, but I'd like to ask for your opinions first.

Also, I noticed that there seems to be no standardization regarding the naming of the cards:
CD-ROM System Card Ver. 1.0 (https://vgcollect.com/item/166145)
CD-ROM2 System Card Ver.2.1 (https://vgcollect.com/item/83250)
NEC Super System Card Ver.3.0 (https://vgcollect.com/item/12882)

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Modern Video Games / Re: Summer Game Fest 2024 - June 7th 5pm EST
« on: June 13, 2024, 06:40:57 pm »
Gex trilogy release date incoming? https://www.gematsu.com/2024/06/lrg3-2024-limited-run-games-showcase-set-for-june-20

I’ll probably end up getting the Gex Trilogy too, but the release I’m really looking forward to is that remastered Rise of the Triad!
The download version has been available since last September and I’ve been waiting for the physical release for almost a year now! C’mon!

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General / Re: Your Ideal Game Room
« on: June 12, 2024, 11:41:30 pm »
So I highly recommend buying and getting a sub pump installed and de-humidifier  in your house if it has a basement.[/b]

Yeah, oldgamerz is right! Even if you don't live in your basement, it is important to take measures to keep both games and consoles dry and clean. This will definitely help in preserving your beloved collection.
By the way, do you have any photos of your current collection, oldgamerz? I remember you posted some pics of your setup some years ago, but I'd love to check out how's the game room now.

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General / Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« on: June 04, 2024, 12:02:00 am »
Going back to the question... I think it is almost impossible to even count how many games exist today (or how many have been made up to this day) as we would first need to define what can be considered a "game" and to specify whether variations of a same game should be considered an "independent" game in itself or not.

As examples to those questions:
- Can The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe be considered a game or is it some other kind of electronic enterteinment?
- Should all the variations of Tetris be considered as a single game or should we count each one of them as am individual game in themselves?

This is a rather complex subject...

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General / Re: Your Ideal Game Room
« on: June 03, 2024, 11:52:17 pm »
Of course, one can always wish for more games and consoles, but I'd be lying if I said I am not very satisfied with my game room as it is right now.



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in terms of 2D batman, in terms of 3D spiderman.

Yeah! This is probably it!

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Video Showcase / Re: Oldgamerz Community Links
« on: May 25, 2024, 07:07:10 pm »
Oh man! How I missed all this!

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I have to agree with marvelvscapcom2 on this one. I think the biggest leap forward we had when comparing with the previous generation so far was during the Xbox 360 and PS3 era.

A special shout out goes for the Dreamcast too. Those graphics were just unbelievable back in 1998/1999 AD.

(Thanks oldgamerz for specifying we're talking about games consoles released after Christ here)

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General / Re: Games with great stories.
« on: March 22, 2024, 10:42:46 pm »
I'll avoid story-driven RPGs as they are unfair competition to most other genres:

- Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere
- Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
- Back to the Future: The Game
- Ghosbusters: The Video Game
- God of War (2018)
- Marvel's Spider-Man
- The Metal Gear series as a whole
- Metal Wolf Chaos (for the absurdity of the plot)
- The King of Fighters '95 to '97
- Spec Ops: The Line

and the game with the best end screen message of all time:

Enduro Racer on the Master System

The message:
"Enduro" is a symbolic journey through life via the media of a race.
The results are insignificant and what really counts is competing. Of particular importance are the lessons to be learned concerning one's self from the various encounters you experience along the way.
There is no victor or loser in this test of endurance. The only thing that matters is that you make a commitment to begin the long and trying trek.
This game is then dedicated to all of the "life riders" who have started out on the solitary trip to find their own individual limits.
Last, but not least, may we sincerely congratulate you on a perfect run.

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General / Re: Games you must play before you die.
« on: March 21, 2024, 12:12:42 am »
I will try to stick to mostly unkown/underappreciated games I actually played for at least a few hours:

Saturn:
- Nanatsu Kaze no Shima Monogatari
- Shippuu Mahou Daisakusen
- Steamgear Mash

PC Engine:
- Batman
- Valkyrie no Densetsu
- Die Hard
- Bloody Wolf
- Eternal City
- Hihou Densetsu Kris no Bouken

Master System:
- Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck
- Jurassic Park

MSX:
- Ski Command

Famicom:
- Cocoron

PlayStation:
- Calcolo!
- Wild 9

Xbox:
- Sentou Yousei Yukikaze

Super Famicom:
- Gundam Wing: Endless Duel
- Septentrion

SwanCrystal:
- From TV Animation One Piece: Chopper no Daiboken

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I have two questions regarding game titles.

1- https://vgcollect.com/item/70216
I'm aware that it is mostly known in the west as Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu.
However, that name is nowhere to be found on the Japanese release.
So, I think it should be listed here as Jackie Chan.

2- https://vgcollect.com/item/110157
The box reads "Nemesis" in alphabet and "グラディウス" ("Guradiusu" or "Gradius") in katakana.
I know that we primarily list games by their names in alphabet on the box, but I was wondering if maybe we should rename it to "Gradius". I don't know...

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Modern Video Games / Re: State of Play | January 31, 2024 thoughts?
« on: January 31, 2024, 10:34:36 pm »
Yeah… absolutely nothing for me...
Well, I’m not surprised though. I just realized the last event of this kind that got me excited was E3 2015.

PS: This is the only thing that comes to mind whenever I see the name "Stellar Blade":

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