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Submitted by bbretterson 1522d ago | opinion piece

Trade-in anxiety: Parting is such sweet sorrow

Matthew Polen writes: Hello, my name is Matt Polen, and I have a problem: I’m deathly afraid of trading in games.

Certain games I will simply never consider trading in, no matter what treasure I’m trying to lessen the price of. Morrowind, Oblivion, Knights of the Old Republic, Bioshock, and a few others make this list. These games are such an integral part of my identity as a gamer that it would be like giving away a huge part of myself. It would cause me less emotional trauma to trade in my car or one of my cats than it would to give away something like a Bethesda RPG.

Some of the other games in my collection, however, I have no excuse for continued ownership. Let’s be honest. I’m at a point at my life when saving money has never been more important. If I can support my gaming habits financially by trading in old games, I should. But why does it cause me such anxiety? Recently, I began to understand why. (LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, PC, PS3, Samurai Warriors 2 Empires, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Xbox 360)

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