The world's largest video game collection, documented by Guiness, is now available at public online auction. The reserve has not yet been met.
I cant find the auction, link does not work to me.
Here's the link, it works for me! http://www.gamegavel.com/it...
He soon realized all of the games he purchased was a big waste of time and money lol.
Why are you here if you think games are a waster of time and money? I'll admit, aside from some collectible games, gaming is not an investment, but we all seem to enjoy it.
Oh that's great! I was starting to think games appreciated in value for some strange idiotic reason. You wouldn't happen to have a few 1990 Nintendo World Championships: Gold Edition NES carts lying around would you? Those things make great door stops. I have a couple of them on the bedroom doors. They look kinda funny, but you got to use what you got. Damn it...this useless un-open copy of Earthbound sucks at keeping this window open! Worthless piece of garbage! Keep trying to use Mega Man X3 to help prop it open, but that junk doesn't help at all. If I only had the $50 bucks to get this stuff fixed instead of using this crap! To top it off I have to use a mint in box Steel Battalion (with a Controller) to prop up my bed! How can I live like this?! Why me?! WHY MEEEE?!
I am sure there are plenty Millionaire or even Billionaire collectors who would get this.
Um probably not unless they where hardcore video game collectors like him but rich people would invest in something that will bring them profit. The guy had his fun. It comes a time in life when you have to let your passion go because there's other important things. I used to like collecting comics and toys but when I got older I knew I must move on.
"It comes a time in life when you have to let your passion go because there's other important things. I used to like collecting comics and toys but when I got older I knew I must move on." Yeah, that's a complete lie. Not about what you did, but about having to do it because something else is more important. It's more likely he had no choice, not that he outgrew it. You don't collect that much of anything and suddenly stop having the love for it so much that you outgrew and decide you want to be rid of it.
Wow that's a lot of games, Gamestop would probably give him $15.43 for the lot.
No, most of the games they wouldn't take. So it might be much less then that.
"Sorry, but we only take used games, not new ones. We're going to have to unwrap all of these for we can accept them." - Gamestop "Oh you want to purchase that new game on the shelf? Okay. Even though it's unwrapped, it's totally new. I promise. *Took it home, tried it out, and then put it back on the shelf* " - Gamestop Gotta love Gamestop.(¬_¬)
No Uncharted 3, The Last of Us and Forza Motorsport 4 = Useless collection.
This is crazy! There mist be at least 100 games!
Not sure if sarcasm....or stupidity....
Yep was just a joke. Its a sad hobby i have to anger sensitive nerds
I wonder why someone who has put so much time and money into it would sell them? Knowing the resale will be a fraction of the price paid.
Actually this guy had a TV special on him. He would set a pretty strict yearly budget so he bought most of his stuff bargain bin /garage sale. So his losses are probably not going to be as great. Cool and impressive collection though.
Really some of you guys didn't even read it. He said he has responsibility you know like providing for his family helping other family members.
Yes I did read it, this must be literally last resort. Losing something as significant as this, its a world record...he must really need that money.
That is a lot of games.
Yet again, Guiness is way behind. http://blog.pricecharting.c... They still think the worlds oldest person is like 117, despite several people having shown government issued birth certificates proving ages of 125+. Guiness is garbage, no credibility at all. Sweet collection regardless though.
And praticly all of these games are avaiable online...so its pretty much all plastics and papers really the games might be contained in their own respective formats but this is pretty much just for the sake of colecting plastic and paper at your home. digital will eventually take over, things like this just show how pointless is to still keeping the physical formats it only makes sense colecting special editions of some kind not the standard game covers.
Digital or Physical, it all depends on how much control you want out of the product you purchase. Physical copies are under the individuals control, rather than a digital services. If the digital content has DRM then you have even less control.
piracy needs to be prevented but DRM is obviously a bad way to do it.
Best piracy prevention. 1: Make good games people want to buy. 2: stop charging $60 for games and then releasing payed DLC soon after. For $60, the game should be complete. 3: Provide physical incentives like artbooks, character figurines, etc. The people who pirate games are smarter than the publishers who try to stop it. They will always find a way past the DRM, this has been proven time after time. The only thing DRM accomplishes is to piss people off and make them more likely to pirate. Think about it. Option A: Pay $60 for base game, Pay another $20 for DLC pack the same day the main game releases, Spend several hours dealing with stupid DRM just to get the game to work and continue having constant issues with it during gameplay. Option B: Pirate game and pay nothing, Pirate DLC and pay nothing, do not have to deal with any DRM since it has already been cracked/removed by whoever uploaded it. Which one sounds better? Publishers really need to smarten up.
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