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Submitted by andresegers 1127d ago | opinion piece

My 5 Biggest Gaming Regrets

GameXplain: "However, even with all that good fortune, I feel like I missed out on some of the things that have defined the game industry. I have since gone back and enjoyed many of these, but there will always be the regret that I missed it the first time around when I could’ve felt the true impact they had." (3DS, Culture, GameCube, PS2, PS3, Retro, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Eternalb  +   1127d ago
Ouch. Missing out on the SNES is harsh!
flankhim  +   1127d ago
Mine are buying a sega master system, atari lynx, sega cd and turbo graphix 16.
specialguest  +   1127d ago
i can relate a little
I got the Atari 7800(instead of the NES), TG16, then upgraded to the Turbo Duo. Later when the NEC quit on the TG16/Turbo Duo, i finally got an SNES though.
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miyamoto  +   1127d ago
i would love to have all of those!

give me Vectrex!

I have no video game regrets!

I have owned and played hours upon hours on
NES, Family Computer Disk System, Master System, Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, SNES, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360, DS, PS3, PSP, Android

and a PC.
bumnut  +   1127d ago
^^^^^ Me too, though I must be older than you because I also had the Atari 2600 and Spectrum, My first PC was a 286 with 1 MB Ram!
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wishingW3L  +   1127d ago
do you regret buying those consoles? Why? The Turbografx-16 was epic! Once in a while I pick up an emulator to play some of its games like: Valis and Ys III because I never owned one. In fact, I didn't even know the console existed until like 2004! It has many hidden gems that people ignored because of the Nintendo blind hype in America but in Japan the Turbografx-16 was bigger than Nintendo because of its multiple JRPG's that never made it out to the West.

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darthv72  +   1127d ago
for me...
It was selling my AES and collection of 7 games for $300. Especially considering how much an AES goes for now. Not to mention that AES carts are so much more $$ than MVS ones.

You live and learn. On a side note, I have never regretted buying a system because when you are a fan of gaming you give everything a chance. That's the beauty of this hobby. You take the good with the bad but there is more good than bad if you know where to look.

I'm so thankful to still have all the other systems in my collection.
Whitefox789  +   1126d ago
Hey I like my Sega Master System!

My only regret is not having a Neo Geo.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   1126d ago
I have no gaming regrets, at least not any that linger with me now. I still have my cartridge/CD collection of all the old games I used to play, and there are enough new games to keep me preoccupied.

If anything, I regret that modern gaming hasn't been as interesting as gaming used to be in the past (for me, just my opinion).
darthv72  +   1126d ago
modern gaming
has its place in that it really has opened the doors to more competitive play in larger areas.

I do miss the good old days of huddling around an arcade cab with my quarter at the top waiting to be the next player. there was a vibe, an energy that you could feel coming from the tense bouts between players of games like Mortal kombat or street fighter.

That kind of energy just doesnt translate well to the home market but even though the majority of arcades are gone....the nostalgia of playing one of those games when you do see one in the wild is still quite high.
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PopRocks359  +   1127d ago
I'd say my biggest gaming regret is trading and selling much of my video games and consoles prior to my Wii and PS3. Many, MANY regrets for not having a GCN, 64 and so on.
Kingofwiiu  +   1127d ago
Agreed I do collect so to speak but sell like 70% of my games that I've owned. I regret it so much when i want to replay a certain game and I sold it to buy Subway......

So many regrets...
PopRocks359  +   1127d ago
That's why I make a point of NEVER selling any game or console I have any real attachment for. For example, I will never sell my copy of Brutal Legend. Or my Wii U. I might sell my Wii and replace it with a Gamecube though (since my Wii is now technically inside my Wii U).
Murad  +   1127d ago
The only thing I ever regretted is selling my game to Gamestop, and then missing it. Good thing I only sold a total of 3 games in my whole life :D.
prototypeknuckles  +   1127d ago
my biggest gaming regret would be buying venetica for $12.74, without doing any research on it, that game was terrible.
Kingofwiiu  +   1127d ago
I bought Bayonetta on Ps3 instead of 360 thinking ''japanese game probably works better on ps3'' then discovered it was significantly worse than my buddy's 360 version...
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1127d ago
TongkatAli  +   1127d ago
Yeah, the colors looked so saturated and bad. 360 version looks so much better. Sega did a bad job porting it to the PS3.
Ilovetheps4  +   1127d ago
My biggest regret is selling my Gamecube. I never sell video games or consoles, but when I got the Wii I figured there was no point in having a Gamecube anymore. But, it just feels wrong not having one of my systems anymore.
TongkatAli  +   1127d ago
Gamecube is in my top three systems of all time. That system did not DESERVE to sell only 25 Million units, wtf ?
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TooTall19  +   1127d ago
The first party titles on Gamecube are some of my favorites (Windwaker, Metroid Prime, Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, SM Sunshine, MK: Double Dash).
vickers500  +   1127d ago
Sorry. I almost made that mistake too, in fact, I did sell some games I really wish I had right now. The only reason I still have my gamecube was because I took off that little piece of plastic and lost it, so gamestop wouldn't accept my console. Really glad I lost that piece.

But I traded in Super Mario Sunshine, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and Spiderman (and maybe one other game I can't remember), and I really wish I still had those games today.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1127d ago
I do have one regret, but it's recent. I wish I kept up with upgrading my PC so I could play Skyrim. I played Oblivion for over 150 hours and swore I would only play Elder Scrolls games on PC because of the awesome mods. Well my PC can't handle it now and I've been mostly a console/handheld gamer recently so I doubt I'll be doing any upgrading. This is why SteamBox piques my curiosity.
Bathyj  +   1127d ago
Mine is putting up the the tape deck on the Commodore 64 for so long and not going straight to the floppy disk drive(when disks were actually floppy).
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Games4M - Rob  +   1126d ago
But then you would have missed out on all of that epic loading music - last ninja 2, Armalyte, Parallax. Some of that stuff I still listen to today.
XXXL  +   1127d ago
Definitely trading in my snes and genesis with a ton of games. Never playing earthbound when I had my snes. (I played it later at a friends, amazing game). Selling my ps2 at the time for what turned out to be beer money. And last would be never finishing Ocarina of Time.
thebudgetgamer  +   1127d ago
Never owned a Neo-Geo AES.
darthv72  +   1126d ago
to be fair, the games can be played on almost anything now. but there is just something about having the real thing to behold.

They are so pricey now that many have opted to consolize the MVS units instead. Games are easier to find and cheaper. Or many opt for the CD variant which isnt as expensive but is terribly slow to load.

That is what i have now for my neogeo fix aside from the newly released neogeo X.
ZeekQuattro  +   1127d ago
My regret is buying new games without beating all my old ones. I love The Last Story but I've bought so many games since then and have yet to complete it. Its maddening. lol That's only one example of course.
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herbs  +   1127d ago
I let my girlfriend borrow my Snes and N64 with a bunch of great games because her little sister was into gaming (being a nice guy)... Then she cheated on me soon after and I never saw her again which was fine except I also never got my beloved systems and games back ;.( Ended up buying them again years later on the Virtual console though :)
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Trekster_Gamer  +   1127d ago
I regret not picking more games up for the Vectrex for dirt cheap during the video game crash in the early 80's....
Tokyo_reject  +   1127d ago
how could you list Dreamcast....and not list Shenmue?!?!?!!?! lol!!!!
I miss dreamcast
optimus  +   1127d ago
Shenmue was one of the most boring games i've ever played....

Moving on; i never bought a ps2, but i don't regret it...what i do regret was not getting a game gamecube, solely because i missed out on metroid prime.
Marceles  +   1127d ago
Shenmue when it first came out wasn't boring because the graphics were so good that walking around was already the greatest thing I've ever seen lol.

And then once the story and city opens up, and you start fighting and doing everything else...that game was so ahead of its time it's not even funny.

Slow start, but the game rewards you big for your patience
optimus  +   1126d ago
Marceles.... I never said i didn't finish the game. I know it picked up pace once you got into it deeper but it wasn't enough for me...talking to almost everyone you meet for sometimes minutes at a time got repetitive and slowed the game down. So overall the game was just boring to me... "have you seen any sailors around?" ... "I said NO DAMN IT!" :p
Tokyo_reject  +   1126d ago
there is probably 2% of people who would ever say Shenmue was boring.....i was about 13 years old when i played it....i needed fast paced games....i didnt care about story all that much, i just wanted to fight/shoot shight up....this game changed everything for me. Shenmue will ALWAYS be up on my list of greatest games ever....EVER!!!!
MrKingofVideoGames  +   1126d ago
c'mon gang... the forklift driving was a bit tedious to say the least.
skipper  +   1127d ago
Mine would be, when I was a kid letting my parents making me get an Odyssy Game system after we we went through 2 Atari's in 2 months. Odyssy was really cool at the time, it even had games that you could design your own levels, that was VERY advanced back then. It was better than Atari too,It even had a touch keyboard BUT all my friends had Atari and we could not trade games. By the way Not sure about Atari, but the Odyssy 2 ran at a BLAZING 1.79 Mhz and cartridges held between 2KB-8KB, Also the games back then were not cheap try $50 bucks a pop...LOL
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Unztayble  +   1127d ago
I wish I would've gone with a PS1 instead of an N64. I still had lots of fun but everyone I knew had a PS1. Also, I sold my entire gaming collection. I wish I would've kept it.
azshorty2003  +   1127d ago
1) Selling much of my SNES/NES game collection, including my SNES around when the original Xbox came out, only to rebuy most of it.

2) I regret not playing games like Metroid & Legend of Zelda when I was younger (NES/SNES days). At the time I wasn't into those kinds of games. But I played through all of them a few years ago and even though I enjoyed the hell out of them. I still feel I cheated myself.

3) Selling my original copy of Pokemon Blue, and forgetting that I had freaking Mew on there that I got from a contest and not from a cheating gameshark!!

4) For blindly believing for so long that Xbox was better then Playstation. What the hell was I thinking.

5) Buying a Wii. Other then No More Heroes, there was no game on the system I felt I HAD to play or thoroughly enjoyed. (Even though I played Twilight Princess on Wii, it was on GC, so I don't count that)
Neonridr  +   1127d ago
wow, so many great games on the Wii aside from Twilight Princess. Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Xenoblade Chronicles, Red Steel 2, Resident Evil 4 Wii edition (the motion controls make it the best version), Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 just to name a few...

but to each their own.
black911  +   1127d ago
Paying for Xbox Live(only 1 year for $40). Not differnt than PSN.
DivineAssault  +   1127d ago
i loved all my systems.. I hated sony when sega was around but like the author mentions, the jrps are what drew me in.. I still supported sega to the very end.. Now sony is essentially my modern day sega..
catch  +   1127d ago
I bought a 32X. I mowed so many lawns.. It still haunts me.
Picnic  +   1127d ago
The only thing that I regret gaming wise is not finding and dusting down my Commodore Amiga more often.

My most pleasing retro purchase was to get an end of the line brand new N64 for the first time in about 2002.
To see how good Banjo Kazooie and Conker's Bad Fur Day were whilst I waited for some more Cube games to be released.

I did get a Dreamcast a few years ago. It's a pretty, trend setting, machine. But unless you want to play loads of arcade games, you may find that what Sega distributed to the other consoles since mostly serves you.
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Marceles  +   1127d ago
I've had a pretty good gaming life. I think my only small regret was blowing off Majora's Mask. I'm not sure if the game is a love/hate kind of game for its difficulty or what...but it seems like the more the years go by, the more classic and hailed that it's one of the best Zelda games ever. I totally missed out on it.

I guess another regret would be missing out on some of more popular N64 games. I've never played Perfect Dark, Conker, or Banjo Kazooie.

I've never played any Sega add on (Sega CD, 32X, 32X CD), never played Sega Saturn, Atari Jaguar, 3D0, Virtual Boy, Turbo Grafx 16.

Saying that, I don't think Sega could've done any better than how they launched the Dreamcast. It was perfect, good launch games, a good flow of games after launch. It just didn't have much of a third party by the time PS2 came around which was unfortunate. Mostly PS1 ports with AA added.
darthv72  +   1126d ago
do yourself a favor
and go try some of those missed opportunities. They may be old but they are still fun to play.

The ones you list are still available on the collectors market and you would be quite surprised how polished some of the games were for their time.
Marceles  +   1125d ago
Yeah I want to one day, the only bad thing is my back log has been horrible for years lol. Buying the old classic games will just make it worse than ever
CanadianTurtle  +   1127d ago
I regret bringing my Nintendo DS lite to school because someone stole it and I never got it back.

I regret selling my gameboy advance just for 20 dollars of store credit at the local video game shop just to buy 4 packs of Pokemon cards. I die a little on the inside whenever I think about it. I try not to.

I regret wasting my time with Final Fantasy 13 because it is honestly one of the worst games I've played this generation.
InMyOpinion  +   1126d ago
Selling my Amiga 500 with around 400 games.
Kos-Mos  +   1126d ago
Mine is when I bought a xbox 360. I fell for it, I admit it. I felt after a month lied to by ms and sold it. They promised more than they could deliver for my gaming needs. No this is not trolling, it`s an opinion.
Playstation4LyFe  +   1126d ago
This guys just complaining about his poor purchases, and bad decision making... dude if i want something I go for it, thank god my grandfather owned a Video Store...
Playstation4LyFe  +   1126d ago
Honestly though I regret selling all 350 of my NES games on ebay, and all 25 of my SNES games... also regret throwing out my n64 because ?????? and regret smashing my imported psp because i bricked it, later to find otu that it was possible to unbrick it a few months later.
molsen81  +   1126d ago
I asked my parents for a Super Nintendo because I didn't like the way the SEga Genesis looked with it's weird shape and bulk controllers. Best decision I ever made (back then). I thought the TurboGrafx-16 was a unique system and I liked the fact that the same game card can be used for the portable version for which I forgot the name.
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darthv72  +   1126d ago
and it is still to this day one of the best portable units ever made.

I play military madness as well as street fighter II on it from time to time.

You cant really use the tv tuner for it anymore as (in the US) it is all digital over the air broadcast and the tv tuner was analog (same with the game gear tv tuner) but it is a nice collectors piece.
sprinterboy  +   1126d ago
Wish I had never thrown away my commador 64, amiga 500 and CDTV. Would love to play some supercars now, newzealand story etc.
darthv72  +   1126d ago
was my amiga of choice. I still have the zappo 2x cd-rom drive for it as well as all the games but sold the main unit some time ago. I kept the 1084s monitor because i made my own RGB cables for genesis and snes and even the jaguar.

RGB....that was the best way to play before VGA/component/HDMI.
shaun mcwayne  +   1126d ago
I loved supercars.
Kidmyst  +   1126d ago
I remember firing up my NES and SNES for the first times. Still like to hook up my ond consoles and relive them. Making the jump from the Atari 2600 to the NES was an epic start of the art (at the time) move. We thought then, how could this get any better. So glad to still be a gamer.
Phoenix76  +   1126d ago
My biggest regret was in not being old enough to have been able to play ELITE on a BBC Acorn lol :D finally got round to it (ELITE-Plus)on my uncle's Amiga 500 lmao
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