freespace2dotcom Posted May 3, 2017 Report Share Posted May 3, 2017 I have been collecting a lot of classic video games for a while, and was just curious if anyone else plays/collects games older than 10-15 years old? I'm a little young to remember the original Atari in its heyday, but I played a hand-me-down from my uncle before I played an NES, so technically I can remember those games like the NES games even though I was born in 1984. (which shows I was a little young for the NES when it was new also, though later in it's lifespan I did get one and it was glorious!) Still, I collect games for the following systems Atari 2600 NES SNES Genesis/Megadrive TurboGrafx 16 N64 PS1 PS2 PS3 (only have 2 ps4 games atm, shows what I think of them so far, lol) Saturn Dreamcast Xbox360 I only collect games that I think are interesting gameplay-wise or else are important to gaming history. I also try to get a sports title or two for each system, but I don't really like them too much, so I stop there. I just got a copy of Animaniacs for the SNES today, as well as Marble Madness and Bart vs the World for the NES, and Yar's Revenge for the Atari 2600. None of them are super stellar games from a modern standpoint, but Yar is probably one of the best 2600 games, and I remember renting Animaniacs several times so I figured I could afford a nostalgic 6 dollar game. The classic game systems and the really good games are going up in price constantly. While I managed to get most of the important ones before they became as high as they are now, I am curious if anyone would consider starting a collection of old games at current prices, especially in an age of emulation and things like the NES Classic. Also anyone starting today has to worry about modern bootlegs, which are a disturbingly large amount of the listings on ebay. Though cheaper, they are usually much lower in quality and probably won't last as long as the originals due to bit rot, and the way eproms are flashed, despite being newer. What's everyone's thoughts on this? I thought I'd ask to get a discussion going. I really feel that modern games are losing a lot of the spark that made older games so much fun. Maybe it's just me, but that's how I feel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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