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21 February 2019 - 1:43pm

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I'm a huge video game nerd, and I've been that way since I got a Nintendo at age 4 in 1988. It's turned into one of my hobbies as an adult, and I continue playing to this day, with a PS4, Xbox, and Switch in my household. Needless to say, I love playing video games. Does anyone else here play, and if so, what are your favorite games of all time?

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21 February 2019 - 2:25pm
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CS 1.6 and now CS:GO they only game I am still playing nowadays. I'm also betting on cs a lot

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21 February 2019 - 4:56pm
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i dont play much video games any more ...but i have played a long time
and my favorite games of all times are :

1. zelda ocarina of time
2. crash bandicoot as long it was developed by naughty dog
i think it was 4 or 5 games after that another developer took over
and the game changed from the best jump and run titel to a lousy beat em up game with
a few jump and run elements

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21 February 2019 - 11:05pm
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"Since 1988"... pfft what a noob! Wink

I love paying video games but sadly don't get as much time to play them as I used to when I was young and carefree! But ain't that the truth about a lot of things.

Now my favourite games of all time hmmm that is pretty hard. I've played a lot and most of you young'uns aren't going to have a clue what some of these are as they are old arcade, C64 or Amiga games. I find when talking to people about this, if they are American they were all playing Nintendo or Sega systems as a kid, but if you're from Australia or the UK or Europe you were on computers like the Commodore 64, Amiga, or Atari ST.

I like modern games but I prefer the simplicity of the older ones. The new games are all fancy and cinematic and have 3D rendered people that look vaguely real but still very wrong, but they all take so long to play through. I don't have 3 weeks of nothing to do to sit through all these games anymore. Maybe I just had way more time to sit around playing older games when I was young so I have better memories of them.

Anyway here are some of my favourites from when I was a kid:

Galaga
1942
Black Tiger
Elite
Bard's Tale
Dungeon Master
International Karate+
Championship Manager
Laser Squad
UFO Enemy Unknown
Speedball 2
Civilisation
Player Manager

Some modern ones I like:

Pretty much all the Mario Bros games from Wii onwards
Morrowind / Oblivion / Skyrim (start them all, never finish them)
Pro Evolution Soccer
FIFA soccer
Super Stardust HD
Demons Souls / Dark Souls
Football Manager

I'm playing through the new God of War game on PS4 at the moment which looks amazing and all the critics have raved about. It's fun but is nothing really new that we haven't seen in 300 other games before. It's like a Hollywood action movie, with both the good and bad that implies.

I also like pinball. I've always wanted a pinball machine but there is nowhere in my house to fit one and I don't have a garage. Sad Maybe one day when my kids have grown up and moved out and I can reclaim a bedroom! lol

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22 February 2019 - 4:23pm
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I only have one game I like most of the time, almost every time I play video games I always play this one, starting from PS2, 3, 4 which I use only soccer games, whether it's WINNING ELEVEN or PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER

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22 February 2019 - 6:55pm
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Good to see that there's a group of gamers here. Like Ed, I have nostalgia for retro games, but I still play to this day.

My favorite games of all-time are:

Super Mario Bros.
Metal Gear Solid
Final Fantasy VII
Bubble Bobble
Tetris

I know I'm missing some, but I'll have to think harder to get them into my head.

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22 February 2019 - 8:02pm
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I'm not much of a gamer myself,

as a kid I've had the old classical 8bit Nintento console with the original Super Mario game and a few dozen of other games, can't even remember the titles now.

Before that Atari have been really classics really...two lines playing tennis...how cool is that Joking
Still better than some of the today's games I think.

Then I've bout a Sega Mega Drive ll it was I think, Mortal Combat was by far my favorite there.

But I also remember those old Karate games Ed has mentioned above...playing those on... like the first PC..ridiculous...but kind of cool.

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25 February 2019 - 12:35am
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I only have one game I like most of the time, almost every time I play video games I always play this one, starting from PS2, 3, 4 which I use only soccer games, whether it's WINNING ELEVEN or PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER

Oh yeah I'm a PES lover too. Back in the PS2 and Wii days, PES was by far the better game. FIFA was junk for kids who only cared about playing with famous players in their team and licensed soundtracks. But I have to admit that FIFA has improved a lot. I've played FIFA 18 and its pretty good, but I haven't played a modern PES game though.

PES vs FIFA war in 5 .. 4 .. 3 .. 2 .. 1 lol

Anyone got any really old games lying around the house? Maybe you should check if they are worth anything. A boxed Super Mario Bros just sold for more than $100,000 last week. I just want to know how do they know the real game is actually inside if it is boxed and supposedly never opened. It could be a dud or a fake or rusted and non-working.

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Anyone got any really old games lying around the house? Maybe you should check if they are worth anything. A boxed Super Mario Bros just sold for more than $100,000 last week. I just want to know how do they know the real game is actually inside if it is boxed and supposedly never opened. It could be a dud or a fake or rusted and non-working.

cl-ed believe me if someone is willing to spend so much money the game then it has to be like straight from the factory...no scratches...no bumps...no dents and maybe it was a special limited edition of the
game...
a friend of mine has been collecting almost everything related to video games for
decades for years. from tamagotchi over this very smale handheld consoles from the 80s and 90s
gaming systems from all decades and games...he had some really rare stuff.
the problem is he is a lousy collecter...nothing looks halfway new, no original packaging etc
someday he made a resurch if anything he collected is valuable...and the result was that nothing worth more than a few dollars because of the condition of use and that too many of them were produced at the time

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I'm a huge video game nerd, and I've been that way since I got a Nintendo at age 4 in 1988. It's turned into one of my hobbies as an adult, and I continue playing to this day, with a PS4, Xbox, and Switch in my household. Needless to say, I love playing video games. Does anyone else here play, and if so, what are your favorite games of all time?

We're pretty much the same age, and I too got my Nintendo around that year, video games have been right beside me ever since

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My favourite games would be Final Fantasy, all of them, my top 3 are FF9, FF10 & FF13.
Skyrim took about 8 months of my life lol, When the Borderlands games came out I was living with a buddy, we spent a ton of time playing those games with the 2 player split screen couch coop, man that was a great time playing those lol

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The FF series of games is amazing. I'm big into Uncharted on the PS3/4 as well.

Ed, that's a valid point. I think what made the game so rare was that they used a certain sticker seal, rather than a bag, so I think they have a way to tell if the sticker is legit (at least I'd hope). From what I heard, the box isn't also terribly rare with the sticker, but rather the fact that the sticker is in good shape as well as the box due to it not being bag sealed is what makes it so valuable.

Still insane to think someone paid what my house is worth for a game that you can buy for $10 at a game store.

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25 February 2019 - 10:49pm
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It's crazy though I guess they figure they can sell it for even more in the future. The irony is that no-one is ever going to open the box otherwise it will lose most of its value. So no-one is ever going to know for sure if the real thing is even inside the box. They may as well be just paying for the box.

Compared to other forms of art for example, at least if someone spends millions on a painting or photo they can display it in an art gallery and people can look at it and appreciate it as intended. But a game in a box... what use is a game that is never played, what enjoyment does anyone get from it?

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26 February 2019 - 2:16pm
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Yeah..it doesn't make any sense not opening the box...unless you owing a couple of these I guess Wink Probably no one would of bout a game back in the day thinking I'm not going to open that cause it might worth a fortune someday...but apparently this guy done exactly that for whatever reason and boy...he must be quite happy now.

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I actually read another article about that game and some collector in it said that the games preserved like that in pristine condition are usually because someone bought it and died before opening it or giving it as a gift, and it sat in a box or an attic for years until someone found it. No-one was buying the games way back then and preserving them thinking that they would be worth hundreds of thousands in the future.

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While on the topic of games that are now worth a lot of money these days. Years ago when it was all about the Original Playstation 1, over the years I owned so many different RPG games that I ended up pawning off or selling in some other way for only around $15 five or take.
But now I see what those games are worth these days, I owned so many of them, if I kept every one, today they would probably be worth all together somewhere around the $10,000 mark, but they were nothing games back then, nobody really cared too much .

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There are some games now that people are aware of that will be worth holding onto for the future. After about a year or two, some games become obvious keepers, but it's like the stock market right, nobody really knows for sure 100% what they'll be worth 10- 20 years from now.

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I used to work at a video game store in the mid-2000's while in college, and I actually bought and sold copies of Final Fantasy VII as well as other rarities. I saw some crazy stuff come in, and the store would be selling retro games 3 for $10, so I'd pick up some games and then flip them on Amazon/eBay for at least $50 a piece. It's how I paid for my wife's engagement ring.

Coolest thing I saw traded in for (relative) pennies was a bunch of rare Sega Saturn games like Panzer Dragoon Saga, a complete in box Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, and a rare Xbox mech game that had this crazy controller setup in the box. Those all go for a metric crap-ton of money these days, and they even sold for high amounts back then.

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To be honest I've been considering a few times in the past few years of buying a PS4 or XBox but being kind of always hesitant to spend like $400 for the console itself and then at least another $50 on each game..when I'm not sure how attracted I would be cause I've never owned a PS console before.

Just recently I've saw Sony have released a replica of the PS1, a lot compacter compared to the original with 20 pre-instaled games, worth like 80$ so I've had a really deep thought on that one, the only blemish I could fine is that there's no a wireless controllers but like 1,5m cable long ones which 'd be kind of uncomfortable for me...well I guess I ask too much for my 80 bucks.

Here's the list of the game included.

Battle Arena / Toshinden /Cool Boarders 2 /Destruction Derby/ Final Fantasy VII / Grand Theft Auto/ Intelligent Qube/ Jumping Flash/ Metal Gear Solid/ Mr Driller/ Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee/ Rayman/ Resident Evil Director's Cut/ Revelations: Persona/ Ridge Racer Type 4/ Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo/ Syphon Filter/ Tekken 3 /Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6/ Twisted Metal/ Wild Arms.

Any advice's if that worth a buy?

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You can hack the Playstation Classic that was just released to play hundreds of games, which is nice as the included library doesn't even have a lot of the best games.

They also have lowered the price from the initial $99 to as low as $35, with the standard price now being $59.99. If you can get a good price on it and don't mind hacking the system, it's definitely worth a buy.

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The $35 would be a great price Slim, the lowest I've been found around here is like 60$.

I don't mind the system to be hacked at all..the thing is I couldn't do that myself so I'd have to look for someone who can or just buy an already hacked one.

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I love video games, though I prefer to play on my PC. My favourites so far are the The Witcher 3 and the Mass Effect trilogy, let's pretend that Andromeda never happened.

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I have the Mass Effect trilogy pack sitting here in front of me for my PS3. I bought it really cheap second hand but I have never gotten around to playing them. I have many games like that!

All these classic system boxes that have appeared over the past couple of years - Nintendo, Sony, c64, Sega etc... I would prefer to just have one box that can play them all. I guess no-one is ever going to get the licensing to do that so it would have to be DIY. Any suggestions?

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I have the Mass Effect trilogy pack sitting here in front of me for my PS3. I bought it really cheap second hand but I have never gotten around to playing them. I have many games like that!

All these classic system boxes that have appeared over the past couple of years - Nintendo, Sony, c64, Sega etc... I would prefer to just have one box that can play them all. I guess no-one is ever going to get the licensing to do that so it would have to be DIY. Any suggestions?

I'm big into the emulation scene, and I use the Nvidia Shield that I recently picked up as the best all-around emulation box. The thing is a beast.

I run:

Amiga
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
Game Gear
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Neo Geo
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TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine)
ZX Spectrum
MSX
MAME

And I'm sure I'm missing some systems! In all, I have more than 15,000 games on there. Sure, I'll never play most, but I like the idea of being able to ring up a game if I want.

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CL-Ed wrote:

I have the Mass Effect trilogy pack sitting here in front of me for my PS3. I bought it really cheap second hand but I have never gotten around to playing them. I have many games like that!

All these classic system boxes that have appeared over the past couple of years - Nintendo, Sony, c64, Sega etc... I would prefer to just have one box that can play them all. I guess no-one is ever going to get the licensing to do that so it would have to be DIY. Any suggestions?

If you haven't played it yet I recommend going through it. ME1 is perhaps a bit dated by now, but it's still a great experience, ME2 is flawless in my opinion and people complain about the ending of ME3 but that's just the last 15 minutes, the rest is very good.

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Yes, Mass Effect is an amazing series (save for Andromeda), and I highly recommend them. 2 is definitely the best in the series. I hope that they get that franchise back to where it needs to be.

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Alright, all I need is to find a few weeks spare to build my emulation box and play through 3 Mass Effect games. It could be a very long while... Wink

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You can hack the Playstation Classic that was just released to play hundreds of games, which is nice as the included library doesn't even have a lot of the best games.

They also have lowered the price from the initial $99 to as low as $35, with the standard price now being $59.99. If you can get a good price on it and don't mind hacking the system, it's definitely worth a buy.

I think I'm going to go make a purchase for myself tomorrow lol

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To be honest, I just prefer to play on PC rather than any kind of console.

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My son got his first taste of PC gaming over the weekend and now he wants a rig of his own. Kid's got expensive tastes!

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Get him to try Roblox. My son loves it. And it doesn't require the latest and greatest PC so you can cheap out with an old one.

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