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Do you purposely buy filler games?

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1Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Do you purposely buy filler games? on Fri 20 Jul 2012, 11:05 pm

sloan

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As in stuff that you don't particularly care for, but need to complete a given system library. Some people only buy stuff they know they will regularly play. Not me. I buy anything I do not already have for any of my systems. Don't know that I will ever complete any of these mini collections, but I am aiming for that anyway.

2Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 10:32 am

TrekMD

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I generally buy games because I want to play them. The only consoles where I have purchased pretty much every release (including filler games) are the 7800 and the Lynx. Of course, part of the reason that happened with those two consoles is that I have had those since they were released, making it easier to get the complete collection. The other one I'm fairly close to have a complete collection is the Jaguar. By the way, when I mean complete collection, I also refer to the homebrews. Smile


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3Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 12:15 pm

onthinice

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I used to buy every game that crossed my path. But then it just spun out of control.

I quit playing the games I had because the choice was to much to decide everytime I wanted to play something.

My dream is a complete N64 collection.

4Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 11:25 pm

TrekMD

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onthinice wrote:I used to buy every game that crossed my path. But then it just spun out of control.
I quit playing the games I had because the choice was to much to decide everytime I wanted to play something.

I have so many games from all the systems I have that I think I could be playing one game per day for several years! Smile


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5Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 10:28 pm

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onthinice wrote:I used to buy every game that crossed my path. But then it just spun out of control.

I quit playing the games I had because the choice was to much to decide everytime I wanted to play something.

So how did you solve the problem? Sell off part of your collection?

As for me, I have some self control. I pass on just about every duplicate I come across, unless there is rarity involved. My main purchases now are just to fill holes in the overall collection. Basically, if I come across a game and my memory tells me I do not already have it, I pick it up. Amazingly, I have close to 4,000 games and my memory is pretty good in those situations.

6Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 11:15 pm

TrekMD

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I'm pretty much like you, Sloan. I have a ton of games and I avoid getting duplicates. In fact, I probably have a handful at most (literally, 3 or 4 duplicates), some because I did not remember that I had the game and 1 or two just because they are rare games.


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7Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 26 Jul 2012, 7:10 am

onthinice

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I made a little game room. When I took them out of the totes that the games and systems were stored in I realized how much had been bought.

That really helped slow down the wanting more. My collection is much smaller than what it would have been. Just over 2,000 games.

I started selling off the games I knew I would never play like Earthbound, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, Popful Mail for the Sega CD , extra systems and mostly Snes games.

I have been trying to downsize more. But I prefer a face to face deal so that slows down the process.

8Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 2:47 pm

TrekMD

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Well, as I've started doing the inventory of all my games, I've discovered a couple of duplicate carts. I think I'll be having sale on Ebay when I'm done with the inventory. Smile


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9Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 3:33 pm

onthinice

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You'll have to let us know which games were duplicates? Just curious if it was a certain system or genre?

10Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 3:49 pm

TrekMD

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It's a mix right now. Here is a list.

Atari Jaguar: Checkered Flag, Blue Lightning (triplicates!), Beebris
Atari Lynx: Klax, Ms Pac-Man, Double Dragon, Xenophobe, Rampage, Pinball Jam, Scrapyard Dog, Shadow of the Beast, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Power Factor (there are carts my sister had that she gave me)
Atari 7800: One on One Basketball
Atari 2600: Space Shuttle, Mr. Do!, Chase It! (homebrew)
Sony PSP: Kingdom of Paradise


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11Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 7:17 pm

sloan

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Sometimes I think the dupes I have collected could fill a small closet. I have not picked up many lately, but a few here and there at Goodwill's and Salvation Army's over the years. Maybe inventory for my game store venture?

12Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 7:29 pm

TrekMD

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sloan wrote:Sometimes I think the dupes I have collected could fill a small closet. I have not picked up many lately, but a few here and there at Goodwill's and Salvation Army's over the years. Maybe inventory for my game store venture?
That would work. At least you won't have a hard time parting with these games since they are duplicates.


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13Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 8:49 pm

onthinice

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How are Ms. PacMan and Rampage for the Lynx TrekMD?

14Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 9:27 pm

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Both are fun games!

Atari was smart when programming Ms. Pac-Man for the Lynx. They have all the original mazes but then they created a whole seprate version of the game that takes advantage of the wide screen on the Lynx to fill up the entire thing with brand new and unique mazes. They also added features to the gameplay. For example, a lightning bolt shows up which, if you "eat" gives you super speed. So, you get the original game and all its charm plus this modified version.

Rampage is also very well done and it even includes a new character, a huge rat! If you use the ComLynx cable, you can link up to four Lynx systems and have four people play simultaneously (the arcade only had 3). I've never been able to play it that way, though. I bet it would be tons of fun!


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15Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 9:31 pm

onthinice

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They both sound great! I have Ms. PacMan for the Game Gear but it's sealed. Not sure how it plays.

Atari had some good ideas with the Jaguar and Lynx multi play but I have never tried them either.

16Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 9:34 pm

TrekMD

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I'm not sure about the Game Gear's Ms. Pac-Man but I think I saw a comparison on a retro magazine saying that the Lynx was much better. I have to check for that and get back to you.

Here is a link to a review of Ms. Pac-Man for the Lynx from the RVG forum I also visit: Ms. Pac-Man Atari Lynx

Here is the review for Rampage: Rampage Atari Lynx


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17Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 9:51 pm

onthinice

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I like that site! I have NFL Football for the Lynx and the review sounds like what my thoughts were for the game.

18Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 9:55 pm

TrekMD

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Glad you like it. I did all the Vectrex reviews that are posted on that site. I have all the Lynx games, so I do have NFL Football as well. Let's just say I have it for the sake of having complete collection. Smile


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19Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:00 pm

onthinice

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That is cool! See you are way ahead of me. I probably will never have any complete system collections.

20Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:05 pm

TrekMD

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onthinice wrote:That is cool! See you are way ahead of me. I probably will never have any complete system collections.

I have a truly complete collection for the Lynx (with tons of homebrews also) and for the 7800. I have a "fake" complete collection for the 5200 and for the Vectrex (fake because it is through a multicart). Wink


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21Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:17 pm

onthinice

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I would say you are being smart. Kinda wish I would have invested in multicarts.

I am glad to have found this site. With you, sloan, rev and the others that post it helps me keep an interest in video games.

22Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:21 pm

TrekMD

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onthinice wrote:I would say you are being smart. Kinda wish I would have invested in multicarts.

I am glad to have found this site. With you, sloan, rev and the others that post it helps me keep an interest in video games.

Well, to be honest, I'm running out of space! Multicarts are practical and let you have the fun without the clutter! Smile By the way, you are welcome to join RVG as well. I actually belong to several forums for video games as you get a different mix of people and interests.


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23Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:27 pm

onthinice

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Thanks!

I might be going through my mid life crisis and sell off everything for a sports car. So my thought is if I keep talking and playing games it may not happen. Neutral

24Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:29 pm

TrekMD

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onthinice wrote:Thanks!

I might be going through my mid life crisis and sell off everything for a sports car. So my thought is if I keep talking and playing games it may not happen. Neutral

Oh, you may end up regretting getting rid of all your games! Think about what you want to do.


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25Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:37 pm

onthinice

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That is good advice! Thanks!

26Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:38 pm

TrekMD

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onthinice wrote:That is good advice! Thanks!

I know several people who have done it and have lived to regret it. It is hard to rebuild collections once they are gone.


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27Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:47 pm

onthinice

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I understand! It is all those filler games to try and replace. Laughing

28Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:48 pm

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onthinice wrote:I understand! It is all those filler games to try and replace. Laughing

LOL Exactly!


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29Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 5:37 pm

onthinice

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Do filler systems count? Did not really need another!

Should be arriving soon.

Do you purposely buy filler games? Vectre12

30Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 5:45 pm

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Cool! You will not regret getting the Vectrex! Try to get a multicart (the VecMulti is probably the best one) so you can enjoy all the games!


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31Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 5:51 pm

onthinice

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It was this or DK2. That okay with you?

32Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 5:54 pm

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onthinice wrote:It was this or DK2. That okay with you?

Oh, tough choice! Hmm, this system is well worth it but make sure to get D2K at some point!


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33Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:00 pm

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It was the steering wheel that did it. Razz All your fault. Laughing

34Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:01 pm

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onthinice wrote:It was the steering wheel that did it. Razz All your fault. Laughing

LOL Sure, blame me! cheers cheers


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35Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:07 pm

onthinice

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LOL! No one else is here to blame! Very Happy


How are thing looking with the storm?

36Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:09 pm

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onthinice wrote:LOL! No one else is here to blame! Very Happy


How are thing looking with the storm?

ROFL! You are bad! So far I'm pretty set up for it. I just have a couple more things to do which I can do later. The problem is that it has been raining a lot already (independent of Isaac) and we'll get a lot of flooding. Thankfully I made sure my house was in a no-flood zone. Smile

By the way, my first set of Intellivision game reviews is almost ready and should soon be up on RVG. cheers


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37Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:15 pm

onthinice

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Always thinking!! Be safe!!

Can't wait for those reviews!

38Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:16 pm

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onthinice wrote:Always thinking!! Be safe!!
Thanks! Will do!

onthinice wrote:Can't wait for those reviews!
Glad to hear it!


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39Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:35 pm

onthinice

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I have had a taste of the Vectrex in the past. Only had a couple of games. Then sold it. Wish now I hadn't because the price sure has gone up.

40Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 6:52 pm

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onthinice wrote:I have had a taste of the Vectrex in the past. Only had a couple of games. Then sold it. Wish now I hadn't because the price sure has gone up.


From what I've seen, you can think of the Vectrex as an investment as the prices for everything Vectrex are going up!


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41Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 11:28 pm

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For a system that is as old as the Vectrex the homebrew scene sure is active.

42Do you purposely buy filler games? Empty Re: Do you purposely buy filler games? on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 11:51 pm

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Most certainly. My latest batch of reviews is mostly on homebrew games.


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