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."

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Eternalb2203d ago

Ouch. Missing out on the SNES is harsh!

flankhim2203d ago

Mine are buying a sega master system, atari lynx, sega cd and turbo graphix 16.

specialguest2203d ago (Edited 2203d ago )

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.

miyamoto2203d 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.

bumnut2203d ago (Edited 2203d 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!

wishingW3L2203d ago (Edited 2203d 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.


darthv722203d ago

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.

Whitefox7892202d ago

Hey I like my Sega Master System!

My only regret is not having a Neo Geo.

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dedicatedtogamers2202d 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).

darthv722202d ago

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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PopRocks3592203d 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.

EddieNX 2203d 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...

PopRocks3592203d 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).

Murad2203d 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.

prototypeknuckles2203d ago

my biggest gaming regret would be buying venetica for $12.74, without doing any research on it, that game was terrible.

EddieNX 2203d 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...

TongkatAli2203d 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.

Ilovetheps42203d 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.

TongkatAli2203d ago (Edited 2203d ago )

Gamecube is in my top three systems of all time. That system did not DESERVE to sell only 25 Million units, wtf ?

TooTall192203d ago

The first party titles on Gamecube are some of my favorites (Windwaker, Metroid Prime, Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, SM Sunshine, MK: Double Dash).

vickers5002203d 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.

ElectricKaibutsu2203d 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.