Why can't we get rid of our old classic games? Grab It may have the answer.
Yeah I'm the same. Boxes of old titles. In fact, I still have a Game Boy sitting on my shelf with Tetris in it. Just. Can't. Throw. Out.
If you have a PS3 you can still play PS1 games. Of course if you have the original backwards compatible PS3 then you can play PS2 games. A PS2 game played on a BC PS3 displays quite well on a HDTV, sort of like playing an up-scaled and smoothed DVD. Unfortunately PS1 games tend to look a bit grainy so they would most likely be best displayed on a smaller screen. As for NES, SNES, Sega Master System and Megadrive you can get emulators for your PC. The only problem (green parrot and rum optional) is getting the roms. In fact you can even get emulators for N64, PS1 and PS2 games. As for playing older or retro games well that depends on the gamer. Some still enjoy retro games and others only want the latest game and as far as they are concerned all older games are junk, still it's their money.
Well of course they are grainy because most of them run at like 256i reslution. If that bothers too much, you can just setup an emulator on your laptop (or basicly any PC), plug a controller in and get a cheap DVI/HDMI cable (figure out a way to output audio to speakers/TV) then choose the resolution that you prefer. I dont think that some PS1 emus even require a bios file anymore so all you need are the game discs for it to be completely legal and hassel free. PS2 games also look great if you use a component cable, its a surprising visual boost even though it doesnt even increase the resolution unless you choose to do so (for the select few that support it)
Throw out? Like in the garbage? Dude, eBay. You can get huge money if they're in good condition. Or, you know, keep them and play them. A lot of old games are great.
Also throwing them in the garbage will most likely destroy the games. Some rare games could disappear completely. That's almost like burning books to me.
I just had a major move and trust me, when I saw my psOne games and ps2 games in my shelves, I ran for the bubble wrap and they made the trip with me. I just can't part with any of the games I buy. It probably has to do with growing up poor and my parents being unable to buy me any of the games I wanted. I am still catching up to this day and some of these classic games are expensive, so if you have the space, start a collection :)
Being poor makes you value money
Entering that state myself, last thing I sold was a 360 and I will never sell any game related stuff. I regret so many things I have sold over the years to get the new big games.
Agreed, since i have been able to buy my own games i have not traded them in. I have sold a few, but those are far between
Rip the ISOs and sell the discs on eBay.
lol @ the guys that disagreed to your comment. I did exactly that some years ago and aved a lot of space. Copied the ido's to two external HDD's to make sure I have always a back up and almost all of the PS1 and 2 games are emulated enough now for me to enjoy them with better graphics and nice extra options like being always able to save.
bu,but hows Cliffy B. gonna' afford the payments on the "his and her" Lambo's, mansion and trophy model wife if yous' do dat?!?! you should jus mail all dose games back to their rightful owners....duh developers. :P
Selling your stuff on ebay and/or gamestop is for suckers. These games will only go up in value as time goes on and everything goes digital. I have some games on Sega CD and SNES that are worth a ton now and I bought them for next to nothing at a pawn shop :)
Why throw something away that has only increased in value?
I have about 3000 games. Yes it's hard for me lol
Easy, give them to me. Hell, I'll even pay for shipping.
I would gladly BUY them off him! RETRO COLLECTING FTMFW!
I'm never getting rid of my games, theyre mine forever
Only idiots throw out their old games.
Not entirely true. I mean who wants Madden '95. There are some games that belong buried in a landfill & while that includes some-most old sports games (with exception to Tecmo Bowl of course) there are plenty of other turds from all genres best thrown out. Generally speaking you are absolutely correct though
Why throw away classic Snes, ps1,ps2 games?? better than current games.
I would say that the current PS3 games I have are are really good however I do have PS2 games that I also love to play. Unfortunately PS1 games which every PS3 can play don't look all that good on a large screen HDTV although the game-play has not changed. I still have my SNES and Megadrive and a few games but it is easier to play the ROM under emulation on my PC. As for saying old or retro games are better than current games I would have to disagree although that depends on what type of games you like.
Every generation of consoles has produced some great games, but I'm inclined to agree with GT67. I've had (and still have) everything from Atari 2600 to PS4, but I think the industry was at its best (and most fun) in the 90s/early 2000s. If you don't remember going into a Toys R Us as a kid in the '90s and the feeling that overwhelmed you as you looked upon their glass case displays full of consoles and games, then you wouldn't understand. The current state of the industry is a joke. Day-1 DLC and broken games at launch are much too common. It feels like publishers are more concerned with cashing in than actually putting out a quality product (not to say there wasn't plenty of crappy games back then). Add to the fact that the consoles of today have no souls and are basically PCs in a box. Do you think people will look at Xbox One and PS4 the same way we retro nerds look at the 8, 16 and 32-bit eras?
The answer is quite simple:
Because they provide good memories.
When I pick up my old Genesis Strider game, I always remember the day I went to that local video renting place to trade my old NES with all my games for a Genesis and some games (including this one).
I remember theses EGM articles about 8 meg of power.
I remember locking my self in my room to play this game.
That is the main reasons why we keep old stuff. because good memories and vibes are bound to it!
BUTT U MUST THROES DEM AWAY!!! DIGITIL FUUTURES!!!
20-50 dollars worth per disk so yeah, throwing it away is a big no no since they cost a plenty to buy. At the least sell them on Ebay.
A great bunch of games in those piles. Will be interesting to see which games of the current generation consoles become classics. Definitely Witcher 3.
The problem and advantage of RPG's is they take a long time to play if you could call that a problem and even after you finish you probably need wait a year or so to play it again and still enjoy it. If you are very much into on-line games and especially on-line only then you are dependent on the servers because once they are taken down you effectively have a coaster. The exceptions IMHO are the Souls series which while the on-line component is great if the servers were shut down you could still play and enjoy the game.
Who would actually throw away old games ? what a waste.
I even have game demo discs/and even a couple of DVD game previews that I have collected from buying all the various game magazines when they used to be a big deal.
Got lots of copies of PS1, XBox games, never gonna give them up that's for sure.. all keepers.
Thats not really that many games to begin with, definitely hang on to them!
Can't see why anyone would actually WANT to get rid of old games and consoles. I keep everything for as long as I can.
These things have been with me since the 90's, if they didnt leave shortly after the early 2000 era, there is no way they are going anywhere now, give it a while! eventually these things will be mighty collectors items!
Well, if you go by all those "digital copy only" champions (apologists) here on N4g, you really don't own any of those games anyway, so maybe you should consider doing the right thing and mailing each one back to their respective publisher/developer. after all, you can't throw away what is not yours?
back in reality, isn't it nice though? to be able to do what you want with what you bought? have a collection, trade them, give them away to a friend etc...Phyical copies all the way, man.
I only have a few of my PS1 games but yea cant seem to get rid of them lol.
Why would people even consider throwing culture in the garbage? Dude there is 10's of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people like me who collect to preserve culture and to play them still.
I have over 5000 games from all ages of gaming. At first my wife hated them all but now she a gamer and she been going threw my ps1 n64 sega Saturn era of games!! Never throw them away there are gaming history!!
I'm a game collector myself. Always a good thing to keep them babies on the back burners for nostalgic reasons.
I have been buying games in the UK since 1984 and apart from some few really dodgy PC games from the 90's I have kept all of mine. I occasioally spend an afternoon wearing white gloves and leafing through the instruction booklets from the 80's and 90's. Sid Meier's Civilization and the XCOM series had instructions books that were like novels! Many of the games also had supplementary materials like fictional background stories about the game universe and tech guides.
As much as the present day packaging is more efficient, I used to prefer the boxes PC games used to come in the 80's and early 90's before the DVD cases. The PS1 cases were also quite interesting especially the ones with multiple discs like Metal Gear Solid, FF7 and Castlevania.
I have also kept my game guides which unlike the ones published these days seemed to be more useful and better detailed. The one for Alpha Centuari is just huge!
I always loved the Microprose titles personally, their packaging and keyboard overlays for C64 and Amiga were great. Airborne Ranger, Gunship and Knights of the Sky being particular favourites.
Man I have really fond memories of Airborne Ranger and Gunship, so good both of them.
Do it! I'm in the same boat. A noose around your neck is all these games symbolise.
I got games that go back to the Turbo Grafx 16 days and every console since. Throw out, are you kidding me? Many of them are classics like Legendary Axe, Super Castlevania IV, and many Neo Geo titles that you can't find now. I have many PS2, Gamecube games but I would never get rid of them I just keep them, on my shelf. I also have many Dreamcast games that I still play. The way I see it, I would never get the value of these classics as they mean more to me than a few dollars, as they represent important stages in my gaming life, so I am a collector. At worst sell or give away, but throw away, never. Gamestop now sells classic games, too. Keep that in mind.
My biggest regret is not storing my old systems and software. I never threw anything away, it was always passed down to family or friends. I have my PS3 collection in tact, around 400 titles and have vowed to never sell a game or system again. Now and then I look on Ebay and think about starting a PS1 and PS2 collection but I have such a backlog of PS4, XB1, WiiU and PC games that I always chicken out.
The trick is to focus on just one or two formats and collect those...you could start a PS1 collection by picking up the console and games over time. There are always new sellers coming online as people get older and start clearing out attics, etc. I have a friend who has a passion for old Amiga games and he got a busload from a garage sale by the widow of someone who had passed away. I also collect Dreamcast games and consoles - the one I use which is still chugging away after 15 years (which should tell you the quality of older consoles) and I collect the rest whenever I can find what I think is a good buy. I picked up a brand new set of 'Shenmue' 10 years after it was published so there is stuff out there! Buy a couple of PS3 consoles and controllers while they are still around. Make sure you test them while under warranty and update them as much as you can and then keep them away somewhere dry and safe. Ten years from now you will be able to play your games and even if you are no longer interested you can sell the console, controllers and games as a set to someone who is!
Yeah throwing away is waste. I can laugh when some people say they threw their games aways and cant play their childhood classics anymore when I still have all my games. Though some of my PS1 cases were lost or have missing manuals because I stored all my discs to one big spyro themed disc case thingy. I still even buy old games quite often, most of the time those that I remember playing somewhere but never owned or games that I have heard about but never had a chance to play)
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