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Topic: Spending Money on Old vs New

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WaveBoy

21. Posted:

I'm more interested in the past(Mid to late 80's, with a splash of 90-93') than the crummy future. ;) Most of my purchases go towards 80's and early whirly 90's memorabilia & NES games. I'd like to include more SNES in the mix, but i'm usually always thrown off by the steep CIB price tags. I generally go 'CIB' if i used to own that particular game, OR if i just flat out love the box art.

But a lot of the SNES titles that i want are pushing past $100 CIB, it's ridiculous. :P I could get 4 CIB Genesis games for that price, or even NES with less popular hits & tricks such as Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout ;) Quantity over quality is my middle name johnny.

I also love to buy the odd Wii game here and there. I've got a big crush on that whimsical ground breaking innovative power housed' little white box of willy wonka wonders. er? It aint Retro, but it sure is NintenTastey. :D

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7th_lutz

22. Posted:

I am more towards the past. It goes down to some of my favorite genres aren't be created like they were in the past.

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Gioku

23. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm more interested in the past(Mid to late 80's, with a splash of 90-93') than the crummy future. ;)

...you, my friend, sound like a romanticist... that's when the past is more alluring to you than the future or the present... and when a culture becomes romanticist, it begins to move backwards and problems start happening...

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ogo79

24. Posted:

Gioku wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm more interested in the past(Mid to late 80's, with a splash of 90-93') than the crummy future. ;)

...you, my friend, sound like a romanticist... that's when the past is more alluring to you than the future or the present... and when a culture becomes romanticist, it begins to move backwards and problems start happening...

oooh romance!? you just cant wait until valentines day can you?
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theres more where that came from :*

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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WaveBoy

25. Posted:

Gioku wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm more interested in the past(Mid to late 80's, with a splash of 90-93') than the crummy future. ;)

...you, my friend, sound like a romanticist... that's when the past is more alluring to you than the future or the present... and when a culture becomes romanticist, it begins to move backwards and problems start happening...

We should be moving backwards(before 95 wink wink) for the sake of bits, pixels and man kind. ;) take a good look at how horrible most movies have become, how boring fashion has turned into, how terrible the music is on the radio, commercials have turned into utter lifeless poop, There's too much of a focus on overly violent realistic war shooters and nintendo games being deemed childish in the gaming industry, and they got rid of Crystal pepsi. there is no god. ;) :P

On the flip side, what i do love about the 2000's would have to be YouTube(it's basically a nostalgic time capsule, if you want it to be), the Angry Nintendo nerd's first year run, eBay, Amazon, the DS Lite, Wii ect ect. so it's not all bad-dudes mad for moizy.

I would give it all up in a my little pony heart beat and blast back to the mid to late 80's if i could. I don't care about technology advancing too much(4k tv's....right, useless resolution for most people), cell phones are a massive distraction these days, i just want something to text & talk. Heck i don't even care that much for HD/bluray movies, however HD is fantastic for gaming. Anyhoo, there's nothing wrong with living in the past(You can't blame me, the 80's is a magical decade for so many reasons), life's too short. It's all about being happy, loving yourself, pursuing whatever you're passion is and kicking Ogo79 Square in the Holy Diver. ;)

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ogo79 wrote:

Gioku wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm more interested in the past(Mid to late 80's, with a splash of 90-93') than the crummy future. ;)

...you, my friend, sound like a romanticist... that's when the past is more alluring to you than the future or the present... and when a culture becomes romanticist, it begins to move backwards and problems start happening...

oooh romance!? you just cant wait until valentines day can you?
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theres more where that came from :*

Those chocolates better be filled with Turtle pie goop and 20 year old Crystal pepsi
mush or i'm not taking you out on a 2nd date.
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Ryno

27. Posted:

This thread should be retitled to Spending Money on Oldgamesonly (aka ogo79)

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SeVok

28. Posted:

Tell me about spending a lot of money on old games, I just bought myself a brand new factory sealed Gameboy Advance Tribal Edition (ultra bright AGS 101 screen) along with these games, of which nearly all are brand new factory sealed and costed me a small fortune. Some are very rare gems.

Metroid Fusion
F-Zero Legends
Wario Land 4
River City Ransom EX
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Mario Power Tennis
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Final Fight One
Dragonball Advanced Adventures
Justice League Heroes: The Flash
Double Dragon Advance
Wingcommander Prophecy
Boxing Fever
DR Mario & The Puzzle League
NES Classics: Metroid

With my 38 years of age I've seen and experienced the original NES and SNES in their prime, but I've missed the Gameboy Advance release cause at the time I was blind to pretty much everything that was not an MMORPG.

This is my catch-up move, I should say I hunted the internet for sealed gems, but never paid more than $60 a game, some copies go $120 and beyond, I am crazy, but not that crazy ;)

Do I feel remorse paying $60 on an old game ? No way, as I have never played these and I have the luxury and pleasure of unpacking these as if it's 2001 again, a luxury I'm personally willing to pay extra. And today's games cost often $60 too and on many occasion offer a fraction of the value and gaming fun of these proven old classics. Though I do not exactly share the same feeling of the OP in terms of guilty towards newer offerings, as I do have an extensive 3DS library of beyond 60 retail games not counting eShop ones.
Life's to short and I'm passionate about gaming ever since childhood.

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ogo79

29. Posted:

SeVok wrote:

Tell me about spending a lot of money on old games
Life's to short and I'm passionate about gaming ever since childhood.

welcome to the club :*

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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PrincessSugoi

30. Posted:

Nah, I wouldn't worry too much about it. If there's both an old game (switch this out for CD/movie/w.e.) I want and a newer release then I will prioritize the newest release to show my support. If there's no interesting new release then I don't see any foul in digging into the oldies until another good new release comes. Gotta keep preoccupied somehow. Heck, I most of the games I want to play have already been released for years, lot of catching up to do and there's no time like the present. ;)

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