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Metal Jesus Rocks made a list of some websites/apps one can use to organize a collection.
(I remember that he did some small mistakes when explaining about VGCollect though... Haha)

The video is old (five years old actually, WOW!), but maybe you can get some good reference from it:

Book Off/Hard Off used to be a wonderful place to find good (and cheap) stuff around here. However, as it seems retro game collecting has finally caught up in Japan, game hunting in these traditional shops isn't as fun as it used to be... Takarajima and A-Too also used to be great places to find some rare games for reasonable prices, but recently trading card games are taking almost all the space they used to dedicate to retro games.
So, nowadays, I usually try finding used games in what is called recycle shops (the equivalent to second-hand shops or thrift stores), the farther from the larger cities and the dirtier the store is, the better.
Other than that, when I'm looking for something specific, I rely on Yahoo! Auctions to buy online.

Off Topic / Re: Your Dreams While Sleeping
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:07:06 pm »
How many of you believe that there are video games that are in a spiritual like world? and only people who pass on to another world when they die or dream get to play some of the games that don't exist yet on the Earth? I believe that there is more out there than what in in this life. and to me these strange dreams of video games that I don't think exist yet on the earth today are proof. :-\

Normally, I just dream the usual stuff: I'm either inside of a falling elevator or I forget to wear clothes to go to work... Haha

If those are the only two opinions: media or gambling, I’d definitely invest in media.
I’d get started by buying The Walt Disney Company.

Modern Video Games / Re: Your E3 2019 Top 10 games
« on: June 14, 2019, 10:40:27 pm »
The only thing that really caught my eye was the TG-16/PC Engine mini.  :)

Yeah! I'd completely forgotten that the PC Engine Mini was announced as part of the E3 conference.
Althought it can't be classified as a "game", it was definitely one of the highlights of this year's show for me!

Modern Video Games / Re: Your E3 2019 Top 10 games
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:48:32 pm »
At least for my taste, it has been one of the worst E3s ever...
I wasn't able to think of 10 games, but I chose five that caught my attention:
Panzer Dragoon
Cyberpunk 2077
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Doom Eternal
Marvel's Avengers (I remember Peter Parker saying that the Avengers were busy in the west coast during the events of the PS4's Spider-Man game, so since the begining of this one seems to take place in San Francisco, I just hope it to be related to the PS4's Spider-Man in some way...)

Final Fantasy VII's remake would be in the list if not for Square Enix's shaddy strategy of advertising the game as a full remake while we all know it will be only the first of god knows how many episodes. And the same goes for the Final Fantasy VIII remake. I wonder how many people will end up buying the game only to be disappointed at the discovery that it will end with a huge "TO BE CONTINUED..." Shame on you, Square Enix!

In the right corner you have the search glass, click that.

That's used to search the entire database...he's asking if there is an easier way to search through your owned games. I'd also like to see this feature.

Well, if you use that, you can also see if you own that game, it would say: In Collection under the game name.

Aaaand again, he's asking if there is an easier way to search your collection.

Aaaand again there isnt. But this is asked for for about 5 or 6 years now, so what do i know....

Haven't been here 5-6 years, so I'm sorry I don't know every message board post. I'm glad you are SOOOO helpful. Maybe if people have been asking so long, it might be a useful feature.

So i dont need to help any noobs again i guess. Forum is dead anyway.

Modern Video Games / Re: The General E3 2019 Discussion Thread
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:01:48 pm »
I'm so very glad this is happening too. I will probably still prefer the original but anything Panzer Dragoon in this day and age is great in my book.

Any info on whether it will be exclusive for the Switch? If it is, Sega will be forcing me to buy a Nintendo console (try saying this to me some 20 years ago)!

From the first I've seen it in Jet Set Radio, I've always loved cel-shaded graphics.
I don't think they go well with every kind of game, but, for me, when well executed, they are perfect for emulating 2D in platformers and fighting games, for example.

I'd say that, at least here in Japan, the Saturn is maybe the best console to collect for.

Of course the PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, the Famicom and the Super Famicom also have lots of games that can be find for much cheaper than in other regions, but when taking into consideration the variety and quantity of Japanese exclusives and how much games for the Saturn cost around here when compared to other regions, it is easily my number one.

Off Topic / Re: Has Anyone Ever Been Picked On By A Cyber Bully
« on: May 31, 2019, 08:02:00 pm »
From what I heard he fell victim to the scam where someone calls saying they detected a problem on your windows computer and hacked in from some of the info he had given them...

I may not know much about computers, but I think that is the point. Unless you deliberately give away info that can be used for someone to access your stuff, I think that the chances of a hacker choosing you to steal stuff from instead of a politician, a celebrity or some CEO is close to zero.

Just take care not to give away your private info to people you don't know or don't trust and you should be ok. Don't worry so much, oldgamerz.

General / Re: Your Summer Video Game Playlist
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:30:44 am »
1. Resident Evil 2 - PlayStation 4
2. Akumajo Dracula 2: Gekka no Yasoukyoku - Saturn (I'm having difficulty to find time to play the upside down castle)
3. Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - PlayStation 4 (one of my favorite games of all time, I can't wait to finally have time to finish it on the PS4)
4. Master System in general (it is my favorite console, but I am still yet to dedicate some time to the games I've acquired during my last trip to Brazil)
5. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy - PlayStation 4 (I've played just the very beginning of the first game so far)

Modern Video Games / So... What about Death Stranding?
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:16:31 am »
I first played the demo of Metal Gear Solid in the original PlayStation's Interactive Sampler Disc CD Vol. 8 back in 1998.
Since then, Metal Gear has become my favorite video game series ever and, to this day, Metal Gear Solid is still my favorite game (I try playing it from start to finish at least once a year) and I regard Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (and Subsistence) as being, hands-down, the greatest video game of all time, period.
After learning Japanese, I've played most of Kojima Hideo's games like Snatcher and Policenauts and I can easily say that he has been my favorite game designer for over 20 years now.

And now that we've had an awesome (and still very mysterious) trailer and we finally have a release date (I really wasn't expecting it to be released for this generation anymore) for his first game outside of Konami, Death Stranding, I was wondering what is everyone expectations regarding the master's next game.

As for me, I've already preordered the Collector's Edition (something that I very rarely do) and I'm looking forward to the 8th of November.

So, what are everyone's feelings towards Death Stranding?

The trailer:

I found Galaxy’s to be rather unobtrusive (a flick of the wrist should do ya), and in Odyssey they at least aren’t required.  In DKCR you have to hold Wii-mote sideways and violently shake up and down with both hands for the ground pound, so it’s a much bigger offender in my eyes.

I tend to leave Skyward Sword out of these convos because the controls are 100% necessary for the game they built.

For Skyward Sword, I just hate the motion controls themselves, but at least the game was built around them, rather than being more of just an afterthought gimmick.  With Odyssey, if I remember right, while the motion controls aren't required, the best version of a move that required either a flick or whatever could only be done with motion, which at that point, I don't even know why they added it.  It's been a long time since i played Odyssey,  so I don't remember specifically what it was, it just seemed like an annoying thing to realize.  That's the stuff that bugs me the most.  Sure, I don't like motion controls, but if you are gonna have them, then at least go all in to justify their existence.

I am sorry for being so negative... As I usually say, if you don't have anything good to say about something, it is usually better not to say anything at all. But to what concerns motion controls...
I have NEVER enjoyed ANY experience involving motion control on video games. NEVER!
In my opinion they NEVER (EVER) are necessary and EVERYTIME I see a game that depends on it, I simply give up on playing it. For me, it is simply the most annoying thing there has ever existed in gaming...

Please, forgive me for all the rant...

General / Re: Are save states in retro games cheating?
« on: May 30, 2019, 07:42:51 am »
I think if someone considers save states as a way of cheating, that person should also consider emulation as a whole as cheating as well.

As for me, I've almost never played games using (unofficial) emulators*. But whenever I play on one of my mini consoles, I don't see any problem in using save states... If the option is there, it is up to the player to decide whether to use it or not.

* Not that I am against PC emulation or console hacking, it's just that I am too dumb to be able to install an emulator (or almost any other program for that matter) on my PC, and I've never seem myself wanting to play a game so much to the point of going through the trouble of learning how to properly use a personal computer... haha
Most people think I'm joking when I try to explain them my inability with these machines, but...
My major was in Philosophy, y'know? The only things I can do with my computer are typing on Microsoft Word and (barely) accessing the internet... Haha

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