Is my gaming collection sad?

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    I collect consoles and hacking hardware/software. Please comment if my collection is pathetic and what I should get.

    Look at the first spoiler in my signature.

    I also have a 32" 1440p TV that I use.
     


  2. Guild McCommunist

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    It'll never be THAT sad.
     
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Lmao i watched that video. I don't see the point of collection 5000 of the same thing.
     
  4. p1ngpong

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    Nah its not sad because all the stuff that you have can barely be described as a gaming "collection". Increase the amount by at least 50% and then come back and we might be able to talk.
     
  5. Bimmel

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    I don't understand the question.

    The question should be: Are you sad? If yes: There is no reason to it! Don't measure yourself on your hardware - in every way. :wink:
     
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    There are those who would argue that a bigger collection would be even sadder.
     
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    The real question is how many games do you own?
     
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    I got more stuff than that and I don't feel like I could be considered a collector. Take the phones of the list because it's not gaming stuff. Where is your atari's and sega's?
     
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  9. Wellington2k

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    I would say you should grab all Nintendo consoles (they are quite collectable) and then go for Sega (Dreamcast, Genesis, etc.). Who knows? Maybe you could get into collecting Atari too (2600, 7200, Jaguar, etc.)
    For right now, I wouldn't call it a collection. It seems like a normal amount of consoles for an everyday Joe. Then again... I have a NES, SNES, Virtual Boy, N64, GameCube, GBA, GBA SP, Wii, Wii U, Dreamcast, Atari 2600, Atari 7200... I guess I don't know what an average amount of consoles is anymore. :lol:
    One last thing, your NES 001 is very common. Now an NES 101? THAT'S a collectors piece!
     
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  10. Foxi4

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    I never felt that owning games was a prerequisite of collecting video game-related paraphernalia - I personally put much more focus on collecting consoles than on collecting video games. With that in mind I have about 20-odd different consoles and only a handful of games for each.
     
  11. Wellington2k

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    Same. I only have 9 SNES games, since I only wanted a few. Once I got everything I was looking for, I stopped.
     
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    Unless someone's a completionist with loads of disposable income I don't see a reason to buy games that you either don't play at all or don't even like. I limit myself to my own favourites and I think that's the way to go - if I were Moneybags McGee I'd probably buy more games, but seeing that I'm not I prefer variety over quantity. :P
     
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  13. Wellington2k

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    Plus, when you don't buy a bunch of games you didn't want, you can buy games you really like. That's why I had enough to purchase Earthbound for $100.
     
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    If you have to ask, it means it makes you insecure. Insecurity is sad.
     
  15. emigre

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    When is a gaming collection a gaming collection?
     
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    it's remind me of a thread ;)
     
  17. DarkFlare69
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    A normal ammount? I've asked like 20 people at my school and most of them have between 2 and 4 consoles. Mostly Xbox 360 or PS3 / Xbox One or PS4. Some of them have a GBA or DS from their childhood but don't play it...
     
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    Your collection seems... pretty lame.

    You have just one console from the 8-bit era, one from the CD wars, nothing particularly rare from two gens ago and some stuff that I consider normal to have.

    If this is a console collection, I think it sucks. Unless you have everything boxed and proudly exposed, it's nothing special. It can be considered a backlog of your life as a gamer, but not a collection. I might have had a different opinion if you had a collection of games, but only the hardware itself is just... meh.
    If you have all this just to play games, then it's another story. Still not a collection though, imho.
     
  19. Digital.One.Entity

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    A dozen Consoles/Handhelds is a good start for a "collection".........then you add the Games,Sealed games,Limited Editions, Special Editions, Rare Prints,Variant Prints,US/JAP/PAL versions,etc
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