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#5191 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20100 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:28 PM

My PC games (I would estimate only about 100 or so retailed)  never lasted  long due to the box and the fact that at that time I didn't care about collecting so all went to the landfills... (along with my consoles) Plus, going back to stuff like space quest/dune/doom etc, I think at that time I still warez them.(shrug)  I think when I started actually buying PC game was war2 cuz I love dune/warcraft so much.   

When I decide to relieve some of my favorite games, well...  there is Steam and GOG.

 

Yeah, I think that's probably a good explanation. Even from their haydays, PC games were copied and passed around... there wasn't a huge need to keep PC collection. 

 

I also think the fact that there probably substantially more PC games than console games makes it much harder to collect, since it's harder to separate rare games from valuable ones. 


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#5192 a10cion   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   5 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

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#5193 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3061 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:17 AM

I definitely collect PC games, but when I was younger, I usually threw out the boxes because they took up so much space (and yet I bitched and moaned when the boxes got smaller). And most of my games either came in jewel cases or paper sleeves. More often than not, they just went into a big disc binder, which I would imagine could be said for a lot of other people. And frankly, there isn't anything interesting about looking at pages of discs.

#5194 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   2921 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:11 AM

I have a binder of PC game discs and the games I still have boxes for are stored in bigger boxes. One thing I've found is since there's no uniform PC game box, it's not as aesthetically pleasing with shelves of varying-sized PC games. Unless you're good at Tetris like the previous poster's huge collection shows.


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#5195 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20100 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:02 PM

Wiggy has been awfully silent lately... 


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#5196 Righteous Nixon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   688 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

I have a binder of PC game discs and the games I still have boxes for are stored in bigger boxes. One thing I've found is since there's no uniform PC game box, it's not as aesthetically pleasing with shelves of varying-sized PC games. Unless you're good at Tetris like the previous poster's huge collection shows.

 

This is the route I have taken with a lot of my games. I got really lucky with a storage bin auction a few years back. It was chock full of audio/video storage products. Among other things, it had like 20 brand new Case Logic DVD storage binders in it. Each binder/case could hold 48 DVD's. I already had serious space problems in regards to DVD's and games so I decided to use them instead of selling them. I filled them all up with XBox games, PS2 games, PS3 games, PC games and some DVD's. I then sold all the empty DVD cases and game cases to a local movie rental store for $50.00. It basically took an entire wall (a big wall!!) of DVD's and games and condensed it down to those 20 binders. The down side is that DVD's and games are a lot harder to sell without the case, lol. I did keep all the liner notes and cover sheets so I could put everything back into cases if I wanted but I would have to buy cases brand new, which would be a pretty penny. I would probably wind up losing money. So I basically lost the ability to sell them but its all good. Better that than having an entire wall (again, a BIG wall) of games and DVD's. My wife was extremely happy when I did that. 

 

And I have never understood why the PC market didn't go with a standardized box/case. I just got my Kickstarter reward for the Leisure Suit Larry reboot. I pledged at the level that got the special edition physical copy of the game. The box is HUGE!! I think its the biggest PC game box I have ever seen. its pretty annoying, lol. I would have preferred a much smaller box. 


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#5197 Righteous Nixon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   688 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

Thanks to all of you.

 

Yes, Doom is near the Center, right on Top of "Day of the Tentacle". I have the Slimbox-Version.

 

@Slowdive21: I hope there will always be a little Space left. Otherwise i wont be motivated to further increase the collection for another 20 years ^^.

 

About Doom 2, its also in my possession but its still in my secondary or the cache collection where i store the games i havent verified, played and catalogued yet. I guess i should post them too:

 

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Btw: Is it just me or arent there many PC Game Collections around? I looked at most pages of the thread and 99% are Console-Games or other miscellaneous collectibles. Im part of a dying species :cry:

 

 

A fellow adventure game fan I see!! If you ever decide to sell that Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders.....just let me know. Very nice collection!


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#5198 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:06 PM

Did anyone else notice the Titanic is teetering and could tip?



#5199 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3061 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:03 AM

About Doom 2, its also in my possession but its still in my secondary or the cache collection where i store the games i havent verified, played and catalogued yet. I guess i should post them too:

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Btw: Is it just me or arent there many PC Game Collections around? I looked at most pages of the thread and 99% are Console-Games or other miscellaneous collectibles. Im part of a dying species :cry:


Oh damn, I just noticed that you have Shivers. Do you have Shivers 2 as well? That's still one of my favorite PC games ever made!

#5200 Ickis99   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

Oh damn, I just noticed that you have Shivers. Do you have Shivers 2 as well? That's still one of my favorite PC games ever made!

 
I have it somewhere in a binder i guess. It´s one of the game where i´m still looking for the original box. I didnt even know it´s Shivers 2, because i have a german release which has only "Harvest of Souls" printed on it.
 
 

A fellow adventure game fan I see!! If you ever decide to sell that Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders.....just let me know. Very nice collection!

 
Sorry, it took me long enough to get it in the first place ^^. I only sell games i have replaced with a (in my opinion) superior box.

 

My PC games (I would estimate only about 100 or so retailed)  never lasted  long due to the box and the fact that at that time I didn't care about collecting so all went to the landfills... (along with my consoles) Plus, going back to stuff like space quest/dune/doom etc, I think at that time I still warez them.(shrug)  I think when I started actually buying PC game was war2 cuz I love dune/warcraft so much.   
When I decide to relieve some of my favorite games, well...  there is Steam and GOG.

 

Warcraft 2 was also one of my first Video games i bought. Along with Myst and Bad Mojo. And unfortunately i got rid of the former two boxes. Some time later i began to really collect games boxes and i had to buy them again   :wall: . And of course before that time i also mostly copied them from friends like most did. I think by now i got 90% of the complete Boxes from every PC Game i´ve ever played in my life.

 

 

Did anyone else notice the Titanic is teetering and could tip?

 

I think we need a new collection to post, people are getting bored again ^^.

I still have my tertiary collection to show which consists of all the games i have replaced by better editions (e.g. many german releases were cut and i had to replace them by us/uk boxes) but i guess it´s not a collection by definition.



#5201 Navex   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

Can we post non-game collections?



#5202 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:07 AM

Can we post non-game collections?

If it keeps the thread alive, why not :bouncy:


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#5203 igotnodough   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   689 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:52 AM

anyone know the best place to sell empty n64 boxes and snes boxes since i will by using ugc from now on?



#5204 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8609 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:05 AM

anyone know the best place to sell empty n64 boxes and snes boxes since i will by using ugc from now on?

 

What's that site you hate needler420? Nintendoage...



#5205 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   996 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

Nintendoage or ebay.
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#5206 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20100 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:27 PM

anyone know the best place to sell empty n64 boxes and snes boxes since i will by using ugc from now on?

 

I might be interested in some. 


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#5207 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

What's that site you hate needler420? Nintendoage...

 

Or any other site that's banned him :P



#5208 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3061 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:22 AM

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#5209 aptanor   Yes CAGiversary!   2019 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

Ickiss, you might be just the person to ask about this. I have a very small pc collection, nothing compared to yours, but I was at the flea market last week and picked up a few pc big boxes, including Uncharted Waters. I grabbed it because I knew the console versions are valuable, but I can't find any info on a pc version. Any idea what I got? Is it crazy rare or so worthless nobody bothered to list it?

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#5210 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20100 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:26 PM

Good lord... I just finished packing 1 of those storage bins, which only fit my artbooks, took a step back and am thinking to myself how the Fuck am I going to do this? I only plan to stay at that place for 1 year, and will likely have to do all of this shit again next year.

 

I'm thinking I'm just not gonna move my stuff. My parents are gonna keep this house for a few more months, I think I'll just leave my collection here.:-s 


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#5211 Ickis99   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

... picked up a few pc big boxes, including Uncharted Waters. I grabbed it because I knew the console versions are valuable, but I can't find any info on a pc version. Any idea what I got? Is it crazy rare or so worthless nobody bothered to list it?

 

Sorry, no idea. If i want to know the estimated value of a game i just take a look at ebay like everyone else ^^. And for information about the different editions that exist for a game i use mobygames.



#5212 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10923 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:57 PM

Good lord... I just finished packing 1 of those storage bins, which only fit my artbooks, took a step back and am thinking to myself how the Fuck am I going to do this? I only plan to stay at that place for 1 year, and will likely have to do all of this shit again next year.

 

I'm thinking I'm just not gonna move my stuff. My parents are gonna keep this house for a few more months, I think I'll just leave my collection here. :-s

That's totally a future "my parents hosted a garage sale and sold my gaming collection for $100!"


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#5213 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2151 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:54 AM

lol that sucks


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#5214 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:49 AM

Good lord... I just finished packing 1 of those storage bins, which only fit my artbooks, took a step back and am thinking to myself how the Fuck am I going to do this? I only plan to stay at that place for 1 year, and will likely have to do all of this shit again next year.

 

I'm thinking I'm just not gonna move my stuff. My parents are gonna keep this house for a few more months, I think I'll just leave my collection here. :-s

 

Won't you just have to move everything in a few months then?



#5215 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20100 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:57 AM

Won't you just have to move everything in a few months then?

 

I've gotta worry about settling into this job and finish the CPA. I decided that I can worry about moving later and having money will help with new shelves (I'm done with cabinets, too much hassle). 

 

Worst case, I'll set everything on fire and not go insane. 


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#5216 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11249 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:27 AM

I've gotta worry about settling into this job and finish the CPA. I decided that I can worry about moving later and having money will help with new shelves (I'm done with cabinets, too much hassle). 

 

Worst case, I'll set everything on fire and not go insane. 

 

If you have guides, I'll hold them for you...you know. Like a bank. Except that, you know, better than a bank because, you know, banks are always knocked off. And no one knocks off old slow. 



#5217 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:32 AM

Getting close to a complete set :)

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#5218 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20100 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:37 AM

If you have guides, I'll hold them for you...you know. Like a bank. Except that, you know, better than a bank because, you know, banks are always knocked off. And no one knocks off old slow. 

 

I'm seriously trying to clean out my guides and will be slowly listing them on eBay. I was surprised how much I got for some of my trade guides. I have about 350 now and wanna bring that down to 150 or less. I'm mostly gonna keep my PS1, (most) PS2, and the pre-32/64 bit era guides. 

 

Getting close to a complete set :)

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Out of curiosity, what's the reason you (seemingily) work so heavily with the Micro? Do you like the system or is it simply because of the customizable face plates? 

 

I had no interest in the Micro back in the day (due to it being way to small to hold/play comfortably) but those look so cool now. 


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#5219 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:44 AM

Like you, I had ZERO interest when they came out. I don't really work with them very much. I only started making the faceplates because I bought one that didn't have one and it's really hard to find one for a reasonable price :(

But, once I got one, I became totally entranced by them. They're so gem-like. Beautiful anodized aluminum shells, cool interchangeable faceplate thing going on, super portable, etc. I honestly can't stand playing games on them. The screen is too damned small. Usually play GBA on one of my modded AGB units. But they're just so damned cool!

#5220 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8609 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:03 AM

@ Vinny, if your seriously not considering staying at your place for too long you should seriously consider just keeping your stuff packed away and keep at your parents house for the time being. You can slowly bring your stuff back with you as your parents get closer to moving, I still have stuff stashed at my parents house. >_<