Treasures

Re: Finding Lost Treasures – RE-Bought And Un-RE-Turned

Re-Finding Lost Treasures

Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.

If you have been reading this ongoing series, first thank you, second it’s no secret that I like horror games. And it should also be apparent that the Resident Evil franchise is one that holds a special place in my gaming memories. After all, it was Resident Evil 2, and my love of zombies, that brought me back into gaming after being off it some years ago. RE2 still remains one of my personal favorite games of all time. But as I had been on a retro-gaming mood, I had been collecting Nintendo GameCube games as of lately as I had discovered earlier that the system did have a few games of interest to me. This being that I only owned this system earlier for a small amount of time for a particular reason. A reason I will return to later.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Rats and Nostalgia Trip’s


Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.

At the time of this writing, I can say that have really become bored with a majority of the newer games being released right now. And while playing video games on my PlayStation 3 and PC are great, there’s something about the games now coming out lately that just don’t grab my attention. While most are excited with the newest HD/3D graphics this or motion controlled that, I feel like something is just missing from them sometimes. I’ve actually cancelled a majority of the pre-orders I had for some newly released games, and with the reception some have received, it seems I might have saved a couple a good amount of money. So lately, I’ve been going back to my past. Way further than before.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Ninja’s and Dangerous Girls Edition

Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.

PlayStation One games are probably the easiest thing for me to collect right now. While I would love to begin buying old 8 and 16-bit cartridge games such as Mario and the Seven Stars, Star Tropics or the original Streets of Rage collection, I sadly wouldn’t have anything to play them on. The back connection where you insert the power adapter for my SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) broke about a year and a half after I originally had it and my original Nintendo was lost years ago. I have heard of third party systems that play multiple series, or generations of games in one machine, but I am always cautious about them. For the relatively somewhat cheap prices they sell for sometimes, I wonder exactly how much of that money is actually put towards quality. But I’ve been really wanting to play some of those old classics again.
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Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Spontaneous Lesson Learned

Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.

It’s funny when life imitates art, especially when its comedy like in this case. I enjoy the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. If you’ve ever seen the show, there’s a particular episode called “The Nerdvana Annihilation” where one of the main characters named Leonard Hofstadter bids $800 on a whim for what he thinks is a prop from the classic 1960 movie The Time Machine. Getting close the end of the auction, he hopelessly waited for eBay snipers to come and outbid him because that’s usually what they do.  They wait until almost the last minute, or couple of seconds, on eBay and other sites to place their bid, so you basically have no time to counter the offer. It’s called Sniping. Well, he ends up winning the auction because no one else bid on the auction and now is faced with paying the $800 amount and getting something that he didn’t think he would. Can you see more or less where this story is going?
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