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#1 Ace2001

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:40 AM

I have been slowly building up my game collectiion over the last 3 years. I now have about 150 games for different systems; PS1, GBA, PS2, XBOX, GC, DS & PSP. I was thinking of just creating a spreadsheet in excel to keep track of my games. Just for kicks I decided to do a search in google for "video game collection database". I found this link to www.collectorz.com. I downloaded the free trial and it is actually pretty slick. Has anyone used this program before? Are there any other cheaper or better solutions?

#2 The VGM

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:41 AM

I use IGN
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#3 Odenat

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:43 AM

IGN is good but the "price estimate" is kinda iffy. I think game crazy and gamestop have a collection option also

#4 Badwill

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:43 AM

I keep lists on IGN and videogametracker.com (since it's all freeform entries; I can enter games that IGN doesn't have in it's database) as well as keeping a Word document of every game I have.
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#5 Staind204

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:44 AM

www.gametz.com is nice. You can have a "availiable for trading" and "collection" sections for Games,Movies, Music, and Books.

#6 sblymnlcrymnl

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:47 AM

Just IGN for me.

#7 Ace2001

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:47 AM

I have heard that if you use IGN for game tracking you get emails all the time about your wanted list. New updates, sales offers. Is that true?

#8 radjago

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:17 AM

I have an Excel sheet and use IGN on the web.

#9 DT778

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:21 AM

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#10 nneace

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:24 AM

I have it, it used to be great, because you could import pictures and game information from All Game Guides, but that service was cut. Now it is not so easy, but it is cool because you can actually add the pictures of your games in. Still this is CAG, so IGN or Excel sheet is probably your best bet.

#11 zionoverfire

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:32 AM

I don't, I've found most of my games are crap that I don't really care about. So I keep the 50-60 good ones on a couple of shelfs and the rest are in boxes gathering dust.

#12 FaintDeftone

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:46 AM

I also use IGN.

#13 Wander2045

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:54 AM

I just use a spreadsheet

#14 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:58 AM

I use Gamespot and IGN. I like IGN for the ability to add demos, older games, and keep your own info on your games like prices, dates, and such. I use Gamespot for the overall streamlined experience and that it's easier to add games than IGN.

#15 PenguinMaster

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:16 AM

I also use IGN. Plenty of CAGs have links to their collections in their sigs (including me) so you can see how they are cataloged.

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#16 Zenithian Legend

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:18 AM

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#17 opportunity777

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:31 AM

I used to use excel spreadsheets, but I haven't updated them in months, so I don't even know what games I own right now :-(

IGN was really difficult for me to use because I have so many games. Have they changed the format to make it easier to add games quickly?

#18 mietha

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:33 AM

I use Gamespot. Works well enough for me.
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#19 Wet Ninja

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 11:37 AM

I have heard that if you use IGN for game tracking you get emails all the time about your wanted list. New updates, sales offers. Is that true?


When you add a game to your wishlist, there's a box you can check if you want to "watch" a game. If you check that box, IGN will send you an email whenever they post a new article for that game. If you don't want the emails, you can leave the box unchecked.

#20 strebor

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:57 PM

I use IGN as well.
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#21 moiety

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:10 PM

I have an Excel sheet and use IGN on the web.

Same here. I much prefer my excel workbook to IGN, though. I have a sheet (tab) for each system, with the appropriate games listed in each. I have a running tally of duplicates, plus the conditions each item is in. There is also a systems sheet that tallies what I have for systems. Finally, the first sheet in the book is a summary of all the games, which is linked to all the other sheets (so it updates automatically): the total number of actual games and the total number of titles (total games - duplicates). I update it weekly, usually after evilmax and I go yardsaling. I'm really proud of it and it's a great way to keep track of everything! :)

#22 heavy liquid

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:18 PM

IGN for me, too.

#23 Tricky

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:34 PM

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#24 kaw

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:50 PM

IGN, but I think there's definitely room for improvement. They really haven't added anything to the functionality of the site in some time. I'd like to see more options like: purchase date, amount paid, condition, and if I beat the game or not. I've emailed IGN about this several times a few years back, and I always get a canned response that says they will be updating the site soon. Yeah right. Just like they'll be adding a DVD database soon too. :roll:

#25 Professor Oreo

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:25 PM

Same here. I much prefer my excel workbook to IGN, though. I have a sheet (tab) for each system, with the appropriate games listed in each. I have a running tally of duplicates, plus the conditions each item is in. There is also a systems sheet that tallies what I have for systems. Finally, the first sheet in the book is a summary of all the games, which is linked to all the other sheets (so it updates automatically): the total number of actual games and the total number of titles (total games - duplicates). I update it weekly, usually after evilmax and I go yardsaling. I'm really proud of it and it's a great way to keep track of everything! :)


Great minds must think alike. I've made an eerily similar Excel spreadsheet of which I'm also quite proud. All I have to do is type in a new game and it automatically updates my system totals my grand totals. I even use it to keep track of how many of my games I've actually completed. Sadly it tells me that I'm only at 27.2% of my near 700 total games. I have only this site to blame for that. ;)

#26 Aleryn

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:28 PM

Good 'ol Excel Spreadsheet.

#27 chickenhawk

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:30 PM

When you add a game to your wishlist, there's a box you can check if you want to "watch" a game. If you check that box, IGN will send you an email whenever they post a new article for that game. If you don't want the emails, you can leave the box unchecked.


Sometimes though, especially for newer games, they automatically check the box and you have to uncheck it to make sure you dont get emails.

I use IGN. I used to have an Excel spreadsheet with how much I paid for each game, but that is since way outdated.
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#28 Rig

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:33 PM

IGN for me...it's in the sig.

#29 coolcps

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:56 PM

IGN, but i havent updated it in months and its gonna hurt my head trying to think of all the games ive got since i updated it. I think a spreadsheet would be cool though, and have the price that you pay and a total, could be interesting.

#30 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:59 PM

Doesn't anyone just put their games on a shelf and look at them? I have over 100 games and well over 400 cds and I have never rebought anything. Why a spreadsheet?

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.