Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks, a collector who just paid a clinically insane $17,500 for an obscure NES game from 1990.
insane price tag...but I wouldn't consider this game the holy grail of gaming. The holy grail should only go to games that are rare and made a huge impact on games...This game reminds me of Mario Allstars for SNES, It was like 6 games on 1 cartridge I believe.
The article says "Game Collecting" not "Gaming"
Agreed, GI recently compiled a list of the most valuable video games and this is at the top.
they put them up at that price, but not everyone buys them.
Two words to summarize hendricks; Dumb Ass!
do you know what you get with that much money??? Damn I would get a new car or something not extremely rare game with bad graphics.
ID BUY 35 PS3'S....PUT THEM TOGETHER AND MAKE A SUPER COMPUTER CAPABLE OF PLAYING 20 GAMES OF CRYSIS AT ONCE.....WHAT A WORLD
This is why I never trade in my games. I know Halo 2 Collector's Edition will be worth something 50 years from now. Still got it.
I regret trading in this game to gamestop for 10 cents :(
want to buy mine? maybe 5K dollars..
@Kigmal. Halo 2 Collector's Edition was produced in quite a lot more than 26 copies...
Notice how I said 50 years from now. In 50 years I'm pretty sure anything Halo will be worth something.
yes and in 50 years this game will be worth millions.
In 50 years people will release what an overrated pile of horse sh*t halo is. Well, not the first one it was good. Halo3 is probably the worst game i've played this gen. Unreal tourney 3 is also a close contender for overrated tripe.
I understand why people collect things they like & also things that they like that are EXTREMELY RARE but I'll never understand people who collect "rare" trash. One man's trash is another man's treasure I guess. I'm curious as to what this guy does for a living though. If it's "an investment" I don't think it is a wise investment. He "invested" in a GOLD COLORED cartridge. Maybe he should have invested in some... you know... REAL GOLD instead. lol.
I think it's stupid, but if he's got the cash and it's what he wants who am I to judge.
Even if I had the cash, I wouldn't spend 17k on something like this.
I would. Yes yes, it is INSANE, but had I had the opportunity, I would have bought it. I like collecting games.
If I had the money to collect video games. I can't say I'd go for the most rare because that sometimes just means buying crappy games. The most rare turd is still a turd. I think I'd rather go for mint condition great games, but hey if they enjoy it that's all that counts right.
Unfortunatly some of the best games ever made even in mint condition are worth very little to collectors.
If I had the cash, and I was that big into collecting the rarest games, I'd totally do it. Would I do it myself, no, but I wouldn't judge the guy. Hell, people spend way more on other collectibles, like somebody spent 500,000 dollars on the model of the Enterprise-D that Paramount used in filming Star Trek: The Next Generation. The guy's a collector, and as such is willing to spend obscene amounts of money on things that we non-collectors do not value.
I think everyone is missing the point here. This is an investment, just like stocks and bonds. It may seem like a stupid move and he may seem retarded now, but in like 10 years or longer, when and if he sells it for like $50,000 or more, then he will look like a genius.
That's just effin retarded
To be rich and stupid. Now thats the life....
Sure is better than being poor and bitter now isnt it?
"Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks, a collector who just paid a clinically insane $17,500 for an obscure NES game from 1990." That statement is retarded. They state we won't hear any argument from them that $60 is too expensive (meaning they think it's a fair price) then state that you might hear an argument from Hendricks that $60 is too expensive, despite him paying $17,500 for a game. Why would he argue that $60 is too expensive??? That makes no sense whatsoever.
"Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us," Actually I think that means that they wont argue with you if that is what you think.
LMAO Snake is right. Reading comprehension FTW!
I hope you're not American or British STICK, because I'm Swedish and I understood that perfectly fine.
Different people different (mis)interpretations, but my point stands about why you would get an argument from Hendricks. Why would he argue a $60 game is too expensive?
Gaming has never been cheaper really. Case in point.A original Atari 2600 in 77' had a list of $199.99 Thats almost $700 in todays money after adjusting for inflation. And a copy of that crappy 2600 Pac Man in the early 80's cost almost 90 bucks after adjusting for inflation.
how do you still not get it? the writer of the article will not argue that games cost alot. that was said already by snake. so if you actually read it carefully, you see that they mean the exact opposite for hendricks, which could only mean he would give you an arguement.which means hendricks would not agree with us that $60 is to expensive. get it yet? just in case you dont: "Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks" I (insert name here) think $60 is too expensive. the author will not argue with me. thus meaning he agrees with me, which means he thinks $60 is too expensive to. Hendricks would argue with me, meaning he disagrees with me about games being expensive.which means he thinks $60 is not very much money. i think $60 is alot of money,but he says "no way, i just paid $17,500 for a game, $60 is not much at all" there, hopefully you got it now.
You must be one of those kids that needs pictures to comprehend what you're reading. Do you look at the menu and point at the picture and say "I WANT THIS!" I clearly understood what the author was trying to say. He said you wont hear an agrument from them about the $60 price tag on games because they agree it's too high. How hard is that to understand. Example: If you think STICKzophrenick is douche bag, you won't hear an argument from us"
I don't know if I could have done that... I mean that game is rare. I would have kept it GEEZ
This cartridge represents what video game collecting is all about, you'd know it's highly sought after and collectable, 26 made and given away in Nintendo Power and that was it, however... at that price? Insane. http://www.gametrailers.com...
that's pretty cool
if only i had that much money
Whose loss is it if he buys it for that insane price but sells it to another desperate collector for an even higher price tag? I wouldn't buy it but I think he will make more money off of it than he spent on it.
In 10 years it'll be worth 30K...How is that stupid?
you never know what the future is gonna be like, it might as well be a worthless piece of * too you know
He isn't buying it for the GAME PLAY, he is buying it because he is a game collector, He is not dumb, he is simply doing what he loves to do, He has the money so all the more fun.
Dang it, i still have that game at home, i could have sell it to u for 10k. Ah....men....Hendricks...how could u?
I very much doubt that you have this cartridge! ... so why say you have... fail!
payin 17500 for an used game, this guy is a f*ckin retard.
Imagine what good that money could have done, instead its spent on a goddamn plastic cartridge for a greedy collector.
Money could have been spent on just about anything, but if this is something he enjoys I don't see why not.
i would have rather paid nintendo 500 dollars to make me a copy. XD
That one is safe money - He just bought it for 17500 $ and when hes out of collecting he can sell it again for 40000 $ in the far future. Thats better than any investment.
this dude....is crazy if i had that money, i would buy stuff waaayyy better than some old video game must feel good to be rich...
Only 17500? I would have bought that in a flash! *Rolls eyes* xD Damn though...
Tbh though if youve got that much money then why not eh??? =P
If i had that money... i would buy a 52" plasma TV with ambilight, a 7.2 Muteki Home theater, another PS3, a Alienwere PC and a whore(for company only!).... dam...
Anyone who thinks $60.00 is a lot of money needs two things: - A REAL job - A girlfriend
all the children dying of starvation, all the poor and homeless, all good 17500 cud do and it goes on a freakin game u can download for free, im sorry theres being a collector and theres being retarded. if he was really a collector her would have already owned the game when it first came out, to think people cud be so selfish its retarded, the guy who sold it musta been laughing behind his back a million times
im kinda a collector (not a great one i admit lol) but i dont search, i mean, if i have the oportunity and see something i think its *rare* i buy it just if its kinda cheap, i wont go over a store and see a game rare and buy it, no sir, these are my*rares* FF XII CE brand new, i got it for 10 dlls Crisis Core FF metallic edition (smthin like that) got it by 15 dls Xenosaga Episode 1 mint perfect condition, 15 dls Radiata Stories (YES NO1 bought that game and its awsome) i got it from a pawnshop mint perfect condition 10 dls i know they are not rares, still, theyr good games and i got them all cheap news lol,
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