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Submitted by ITFGaming 526d ago | opinion piece

17 Games we could never get rid of

Darryl Linington from ITF Gaming writes: Nowadays gamers tend to trade-in their video games quite often, some even trade-in a title a day or two later after purchasing it. While this is normal for those games that ultimately suck, there are always those golden gems that will forever hold a place in our collections. (Culture, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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yeah0kchief   526d ago | Spam
JimmyDanger  +   526d ago
I've never traded a game in, but had plenty of games I've loaned to friends that have never returned ( 1993 - a fair chunk of my Sega Megadrive collection), and games w flatmate loaned to PEOPLE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ( 1996 - most of my PSX collection).

The soul still burns!

I've been gaming near 30 years, and even some of those games I didn't love so much, I still wouldn't mind playing now. It's not worth the five or ten bucks trade in, when that "10 years ago" nostalgia kicks in!
guitarded77  +   526d ago
No joke... I quit loaning out games to friends. Still trying to get Forza 4 back from my nephew, and my dumbass brother-in-law "lost" my Zelda OoT cart.
DEZn00ts  +   526d ago
Damn, im replaying Oot on my Tab2 right now. Just beat water temple and got fire arrow lol.
GTRrocker666  +   525d ago
I am the same way. I tell people I dont loan games or quickly change the subject when they ask. A good line I use when they seem persistant to borrow it is "this game is so good you need to buy it. You need to own it. Support the developers...blah blah". Works like a charm.
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ITFGaming  +   526d ago
I received Mortal Kombat; however loaned it to a mate on launch day... let's just say I never saw it again after that.
TheFreak  +   526d ago
I know what you mean. This gen I have lost kz3, heavy rain, assassins creed 2, metal gear solid 4 and resistance 2 because I loaned them to a friend.

He loaned them to some of his friends and they have lost/sold them or whatever. I don't want to ask him to pay me money for the copies because he is my friend and I don't want to be a jerk lol.

It kinda pisses me of though.
8bitHero  +   525d ago
if anything your friend is a jerk. its his/her responsibility that you got your game back. he should pay you back. it doesnt make you a jerk, if anything it makes you a push over if you dont tell him to pay you back
GTRrocker666  +   525d ago
I would stop being friends with someone that does that. Although i have removd people from my life for much less. I once dumpd a girl for wearing her nasty lazy day sweatpants when i went over to her house to hangout with her. So i am a pretty cold person anyways.
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jon1234  +   526d ago
i too never get rid of my games... i went to best buy to buy a game, and i only go there since i hate gamestop so much.... but now best buy employees are forced to ask you if you want to trade in your games... i had to tell the guy, LOOK! I DONT SELL ANY OF MY GAMES!!! that shut him up :)
WeAreLegion  +   526d ago
So, they could get rid of inFamous 1/2, but not Prototype 1/2? Not sure if they thought this one through.
urwifeminder  +   526d ago
I get rid of most games i only keep very rare games discontinued titles,i trade the majority at the start of each gen.
DEZn00ts  +   526d ago
Better get Eternal Darkness.
theEx1Le  +   526d ago
Also too human for that matter.
BigStef71  +   525d ago
and Xmen Destiny as well
MastaPiff  +   526d ago
I only trade in gaming "duds" for a while my taste was pretty impeccable, to the point I thought I'd never trade a game in again. I've been fooled by the hype train a couple times this gen TBH...

Oh yea, I now only keep standout old sports games. I don't need every year of hockey for example. Unless it has a fav. roster or gameplay feature.

P.S. IMO I'd trade at least half of these games in! LoL
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DarthJay  +   526d ago
The only time I trade anything in is if I know I can get more than half back on what I paid and I've beaten the game and doubt I'll play it again. It's the hoarder in me. I even buy some games on PS3 that I already own on Xbox 360 for cheap knowing I'll end up loading it, play it for a short period of time and throw it on the shelf just because I want to have it in my collection.
kingPoS  +   526d ago
I keep all of my ps3 games and cases with the exception of giving LBP2 & Infamous 2 to my nephew and sister.

Gamesop usaully give you so little for old trade in's anyway.
You can sell via Ebay,... but it's like fishing... sorta.
Donnieboi  +   526d ago
That list was terrible
ITFGaming  +   526d ago
I will admit that Infamous crossed my mind.
AIndoria  +   526d ago
Err Final Fantasy VIII, Persona 3, 4, MGS4, Valykria Chronicles, SoC, Ico, Morrowind(First WRPG), Heavy Rain, FFX, FFXIII for me.

To be honest, I quite liked AC series, but I hate how they are milking it constantly. NEW THINGS PEOPLE!

Wish I owned an Xbox lol, I want to play Halo So goddamn much. I have my PS3 though, so I'll be looking to play some good games this year, also, will purchase an Xbox as it starts to get cheap(India, Xbox price 600$).
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StrawHatPatriot  +   526d ago
Final Fantasy XIII?
arronax-1  +   525d ago
Yeah, he said 13! Deal with it.
AIndoria  +   525d ago
Yes. I guess people have their opinions, and I respect them. However, I have my own opinions. Game gets really good after a few chapters, but yeah, getting through those first SLOW chapters can be tedious. XIII was fun.
kma2k  +   526d ago
ive been very spoiled by gamefly this gen, i cannot stand to play someting after ive beaten it, i just loose all interest & move on to the next one. Over 150 games & counting this gen. Currently playing halo 4 & assassins creed 3
AusRogo  +   526d ago
I never trade in, but by god Warfighter has to go.
LiquidSword93  +   526d ago
I just traded in like 20 of my 360 games cos they were totally useless and i'd played em to death. Nothing wrong with that :)
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e-p-ayeaH  +   526d ago
Usually the ones i trade-in is that so i can get another game instead and then later i get the one i previously owned for a cheaper price.
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GTRrocker666  +   526d ago
Vanquish, Twisted Metal PS3 and Black, Borderlands 2, God of War 1 2 and 3, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Dead Space 1 and 2, Infamous 1 and 2, Resistance 2 and 3, Killzone 2 and 3, Uncharted 1 2 and 3. That is my list.

Soon Hitman Absolution, Dead Space 3, God of War Ascension, GTA5, + many more...

The games just keep improving as years go by and the games get better and the graphics and gameplay make it so they dont become too dated.
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soundslike  +   525d ago
YES. Vanquish and TM are vastly underrated. They get my blood pumping like nothing else. Nothing.
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HarvesterOSarow  +   526d ago
The only games I've traded in the last 10 years or so have been FPS's. I decided to get my most for Halo 3 (disappointed) and Battlefield 3 after I beat the campaign.
bozebo  +   526d ago
I keep the ones that I know could become hard to get hold of later.
Dylken  +   526d ago
WHERE IS CHRONO TRIGGER!?!?!?!?!
Fateful_Knight  +   526d ago
I can't tell you how many games i've traded in, then obsessively had to buy them back a few months to a year later. It pays to only buy games that you know are permanent keepers. It's a tough thing to do in this market of overhyped "must-own" games that don't end up living up.
NYC_Gamer  +   526d ago
MGS
Shenmue
Legacy of Kain
MiyagiSPG  +   525d ago
Lack of Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts/Metal Gear Solid is disturbing...
Fullmetalevolust  +   525d ago
I still have my Saturn and Dreamcast, and all of the games I bought. I've lost a few to friends, because at the time games were expensive so you either traded or lent them to friends.
Add to that all of the current gen systems and games I've bought that I never sold nor traded, it's making me wish I had more space in my apartment to display it all, lol.
I'm sure I could unearth my Snes, if only I knew where it was.
What saddens me the most is how many games there are and how little time there is.
StraightedgeSES  +   525d ago
Misleading title. These were games released from this gen.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   525d ago
They're missing the Batman Arkham series, Killzone 2, Red Dead Redemption, etc. There should be a lot more than 17 when you look at some of the games that made the list.
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IWentBrokeForGaming  +   525d ago
Its a lot easier for me to part way with games now as many DON'T hold a special memory with me, and tons of games now aren't made with that "magic" anymore. When all you're playing is becomming more and more generic... shooter this, shooter that... there's just nothing to really cling to anymore. Also when I need to afford new games, I can easily part was with the games of today than I was able to do with games in the past!
MadMen  +   525d ago
Halo and Uncharted

the rest are silly in comparison
3GenGames  +   525d ago
Love how MW3 is on there, but COD4 isn't. Plus, most of these games are honestly just average compared to every video game ever. They're this generations best, but it doesn't mean they're worth keeping. Give me Super Mario World over pretty much every game outsie of 1-3 on that list every day.

#stupidity
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Ethereal  +   525d ago
I never trade any of my games in either, unless I really don't care about them at all which is extremely rare. Been collecting for about 8 years now =)
SephirothItachi-  +   525d ago
Hmm. Think I got rid of terrible games, but if I enjoy it, I'll keep it forever. Kinda wish I had a physical representation of the digital games I bought, just so I'd have a larger bookcase stack of video games.
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