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#3631 Doomstink

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

I think you're missing the point of the golden/silver/bronze ages of comic book. Not all valuable comics are in the golden age, nor are all golden age comics valuable. It's like this (these are rough estimates, I'm not a huge comic fan):
Golden Age - 25% of comics have significant value while the remainder are marginally valuable.
Silver Age - 5% of comics have significant value while the remainder are marginally valuable.
Bronze Age - 1% of comics have significant value while the remainder are marginally valuable.
Modern Age - Very few comics that go above current face price (as in, the average price of a comic today).

Each age will have its fluctuations but the idea is... if you grab a random comic from each age, there's a higher chance that one from the Golden Age will have significant value versus one from latter ages. Sure you can name a few rare games from recent generations, but I bet you're probably forgetting the countless number of worthless shovelware (like, basically 70% of the Wii and DS library).

Plus, the Golden Age wasn't the start of comics. Comics, if you take comic strips into consideration, were around at the beginning of the 20th century. But the Golden Age wasn't until the late 30s. So I'd argue that arcades/Atari era are like comic strips- both were popular enough and had moderate appeal. Then stuff like Action Comics and Superman revolutionized the comic book industry and sales exploded.

With games, it wasn't until the NES and SNES that the industry saw a rapid expansion period... just like Golden Age of comics, hence we're calling it the golden age of games. Granted, you could argue that the Atari era expanded the industry but I'm pretty sure NES era sales were significantly better. But often do you see kids these days talk about Atari games/characters vs talk of NES/SNES games/characters? The NES/SNES era is still remembered thanks to long-standing series like Mario, Zelda, Sonic, etc. whereas the Atari is basically unknown.

No, you obviously can't parallel the two things exactly... and that's not what we're saying. We're just saying that the Golden Age of games are probably in the NES/SNES era. Plus, there's one major variable today: the internet. This could drastically take things in a different diction in 10 years.


Yeah, like I said, I missed the point of a golden age but I still don't agree that video game values will echo the trends we've seen with comics. When this generation has aged as much as the 16-bit era, I can practically guarantee that the percentage of valuable games from now will meet or exceed that same percentage from then.

#3632 Drclaw411

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:54 AM

About time I put pics up again. I completely redid the setup since last time I posted. It's not 100% complete. There is more rearranging and adding that I need to do to the display shelf. I have all my gb, gbc, gba, and gg games cased up in do cases, I just need to find somebody who knows photoshop to make the inserts for me that cover project doesn't have. Lastly, now that I have space for them, I need to get my snes and genesis games out of storage and put them on the classic plastic shelf. I'll post updated pics once I get all that done. As of now, here we go...

Bare with me...these were taken with my iPhone...

Here is the entire game area
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Display shelf. All three portal guns, a TMNT animation cel, walking dead CE. On the top are my dearly departed no longer functioning consoles, along with a can of buzz soda and bottle of duff beer (they DO exist!). I also have a few Skylanders there. The N64 drawer houses my N64 games. Above that is a disc binder for my PS1 and Dreamcast games. I do still have the original cases and manuals, but they're boxed up for safe keeping and space saving.
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HD tv for modern consoles. Tube tv for retro.
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My collection, with the exception of SNES and Genesis which I haven't put out yet, and handhelds which I am mid coverprojecting.
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Duke Nukem, Tommy, and 20th anniversary Megazord!
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Sonic, Halo 4 LE, and Technika Tune LE. DJ Max Technika Tune is so far my only Vita game, but it itself had made the purchase worth it. Wonderful game.
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CN pin set, original Furby, new Furby
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Close up on Buzz and Duff
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Cell and Alfonso Soriano (lol, what a duo):
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My modest Wii U collection, and an unopened can of original Game Fuel (not in set up picture, late add):
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Wii:
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PS2:
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PS3:
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3DS, and the NES games I've brought out. Still have more to put up.
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My small PSP collection. It's damn time I add some of this console's gems, I'm severely lacking.
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GameCube:
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Xbox:
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Xbox 360:
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DS and DSi:
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Consoles:
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So that's what it looks like as of now. I'll update again once I get it all the way set up.
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#3633 Pookymeister

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

Starting up working on the basement again on Sunday (after 6 month hiatus) so hoping to have complete setup pictures available in a few months (especially since dude doing most of the work's wife is having baby in April...)


#3634 slainviper

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

I'll post an update since I won't have anything coming in for a while.

(Note: I didn't resize the pictures)
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This stuff won't fit in my display case. A lot of it has missing manuals or bad cover art.
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And this is the display case. I got some rare stuff since last time I took pictures.
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#3635 wiggyx

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

I sorta know Photoshop. What spines are you looking for?

Also, you've exceeded the legal limit of Portal guns. Please contact your local wiggy for instructions on how to properly dispose of the excess gun. Thank you.

#3636 Vinny

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

About time I put pics up again. I completely redid the setup since last time I posted. It's not 100% complete. There is more rearranging and adding that I need to do to the display shelf. I have all my gb, gbc, gba, and gg games cased up in do cases, I just need to find somebody who knows photoshop to make the inserts for me that cover project doesn't have. Lastly, now that I have space for them, I need to get my snes and genesis games out of storage and put them on the classic plastic shelf. I'll post updated pics once I get all that done. As of now, here we go...

Bare with me...these were taken with my iPhone...


Ew, Gamestop stickers! Remove those foul things!! Every time I buy something from GS, I always remove their stickers... they're such an eyesore.

Nice collection- can't believe you have all 3 Portal guns. That's a lot of money right there but they'll be worth a ton in the future.

I'll post an update since I won't have anything coming in for a while.



Nicely organized.

I'm wondering why nobody here has problem with dust... my room has an ungodly amount of dust, unless I clean every 2-3 days.

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#3637 slainviper

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Ew, Gamestop stickers! Remove those foul things!! Every time I buy something from GS, I always remove their stickers... they're such an eyesore.

Nice collection- can't believe you have all 3 Portal guns. That's a lot of money right there but they'll be worth a ton in the future.



Nicely organized.

I'm wondering why nobody here has problem with dust... my room has an ungodly amount of dust, unless I clean every 2-3 days.

I think the dust in my room is sucked up by my computer fans and air conditioner. There's dust on top of the overhanging bookshelf above my desk, though.

#3638 Drclaw411

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

Ew, Gamestop stickers! Remove those foul things!! Every time I buy something from GS, I always remove their stickers... they're such an eyesore.

Nice collection- can't believe you have all 3 Portal guns. That's a lot of money right there but they'll be worth a ton in the future.



Nicely organized.

I'm wondering why nobody here has problem with dust... my room has an ungodly amount of dust, unless I clean every 2-3 days.


I hate the stickers too. I do remove the ones from the front and back, but the ones on the spines...my GS store have a nasty habbit of putting the stickers on the actual cover art and whenever I try to remove them I end up ripping the insert.

As for dust....no idea. I don't do anything special, just dust about once ever 1-2 weeks

#3639 Drclaw411

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

I sorta know Photoshop. What spines are you looking for?

Also, you've exceeded the legal limit of Portal guns. Please contact your local wiggy for instructions on how to properly dispose of the excess gun. Thank you.


I have a Portal gun permit, I swear! As for the inserts I need, I'll make a list and PM you. I'd pay if your are able to do them.

#3640 chetofvern

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

http://cdnroot.cheap...pictureid=29173

I will update with the new pics of my pc and gamming room but this was a old pics of my saturn games and Ps1 Rpgs

#3641 Vinny

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

I hate the stickers too. I do remove the ones from the front and back, but the ones on the spines...my GS store have a nasty habbit of putting the stickers on the actual cover art and whenever I try to remove them I end up ripping the insert.

As for dust....no idea. I don't do anything special, just dust about once ever 1-2 weeks


Oh, that sucks... my GS did that for like a week or two before they started to just slip in the stickers without removing the back paper, so that they could easily be slipped out.

http://cdnroot.cheapassgamer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8545&pictureid=29173

I will update with the new pics of my pc and gamming room but this was a old pics of my saturn games and Ps1 Rpgs


Oh man... please tell me you have a bigger pic or a close up.:drool:

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#3642 slowdive21

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

Hmm, I think I have a 12 pack of those mtn dew cans. Most of them are empty though. I think I kept a couple full and kept the box too. I thought there might be a demand for them when I saw them released, but I only bought a 12er because I was worried it was my inner hoarder coming out. ;)


Nice stuff everyone! I want a close up of those sega discs!

#3643 ZombieToast

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

Saving Mountain Dew cans...? Does not compute...

#3644 slowdive21

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Saving Mountain Dew cans...? Does not compute...


DRClaw had one in his pics. There have always been can collectors, so I figured they were worth saving. I also never drink out of pop cans, so they have been carefully opened and rinsed several times and allowed to dry before they were stored.

I think the official way to do it is to punch a hole in the bottom of the can and let everything drain out, but that may have changed over the years.

#3645 ZombieToast

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

It just seems odd to me. But I also think it's odd that people drink Mountain Dew, so I guess the world is just full of things I'll never understand.

#3646 wiggyx

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

I hate the stickers too. I do remove the ones from the front and back, but the ones on the spines...my GS store have a nasty habbit of putting the stickers on the actual cover art and whenever I try to remove them I end up ripping the insert.

As for dust....no idea. I don't do anything special, just dust about once ever 1-2 weeks


I have a how-to in my blog for just that sort of thing. May want to give it a try before giving up on it.

I have a Portal gun permit, I swear! As for the inserts I need, I'll make a list and PM you. I'd pay if your are able to do them.


OK, I'll take your word for it. But don't go getting a 4th or anything. I'll send wiggy special forces to confiscate...

Just lemme know. I'm more than happy to trade game goodies for work, just as an FYI ;)

It just seems odd to me. But I also think it's odd that people drink Mountain Dew, so I guess the world is just full of things I'll never understand.


This.

I think that makes us "old" though.

#3647 wiggyx

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Square, here's for you ;)

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#3648 Olengie

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

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#3649 slainviper

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Wiggy's How-To
http://rosecoloredga...ers-from-carts/


I noticed that the Youtube links in that post don't work.

#3650 ZombieToast

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

The links each have a closing bracket at the end that needs to be removed. Upon doing so, the links work just fine.



This.

I think that makes us "old" though.

Ha ha, maybe. It just makes me think of people who save empty alcohol bottles as if they are trophies of some kind. I could understand if they were really cool bottles, but they usually seem to be pretty generic.

#3651 Squarehard

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

That's better, wiggy. ^__^
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#3652 Vinny

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Square, here's for you ;)



Thank god you made it simple and classy... instead of obnoxious and overshadowing.

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#3653 wiggyx

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

That post got all jumbled. I tried to fix it from my phone today (cause its all I've got on me). I'll clean it up when I get home. No idea what happened there, but I'll get it 100% sorted out ASAP.

It was originally formatted in BBcode (hence the brackets), but the post sorta disappeared and I had to paste it from elsewhere, and I obviously missed those brackets.

#3654 slowdive21

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

OK, I am a little slow. What is the mobile site for CAG? Is there a rule of thumb for finding mobile sites of websites?

#3655 KtMack23

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

OK, I am a little slow. What is the mobile site for CAG? Is there a rule of thumb for finding mobile sites of websites?


normally typing "m." in front of the website name takes you to the mobile site. so "m.cheapassgamer.com"

Man you people are cheap.

 


#3656 elessar123

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

I just remember styleid=18.

So it should be something like http://www.cheapassg....php?styleid=18

#3657 ZeroFlame15

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

DRClaw had one in his pics. There have always been can collectors, so I figured they were worth saving. I also never drink out of pop cans, so they have been carefully opened and rinsed several times and allowed to dry before they were stored.

I think the official way to do it is to punch a hole in the bottom of the can and let everything drain out, but that may have changed over the years.


The only cans I have collected is the MDew GameFuel Cans and Bottles. I have all of the retail cans except for the second flavor that came with the MW3 Promotion last year and have the Halo 3 and Halo 4 20oz Bottles.

#3658 boogie4114

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

I dug these out of an old bin yesterday. Does anyone think any of these have value to it. The only 1 that's sealed is Dragon Warrior VII.

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Also not pictured is Vagrant Story because I forgot to include it in the photo.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

Not much to brag about but here goes....

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Mostly games that are horizontal are opened or were purchased from Gamefly and the ones that are vertical are still sealed.

#3660 Vinny

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:07 AM

That sealed Dragon Warrior VII is worth a decent amount (I think $100 or so) if there's no visible damage to the case or shrinkwrap, or loose discs inside. But the game's being remade so it's value will fall. But you've got stuff in the second picture that's worth more, like Skyward Sword Bundle, MGS HD LE, and Lords of Shadow LE (if it's on PS3).

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