Thread: Games You Lost/Sold And Your Stories/Regrets

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    • 3 years 8 months ago
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    that's right, i think we've all done this to some extent. i sold a bunch of nes stuff to get more genesis games, then inadvertently sold genesis stuff to get playstation stuff, then playstation to get dreamcast. by the time ps2 came along, i'd decided i was done selling back anything because i'd already re-bought many games (and consoles) for older systems and was done getting ripped off by resellers.

    then, in 2009, my mom gave away a box of every dreamcast, ps1, and ps2 game i had (including things i had rebought up to that time), along with a ton of accessories. at this point in time it is safe to say that between 1999 and 2011 i have purchased castlevania: symphony of the night black label complete three separate times. luckily, i still had the consoles separately (i think), but damn, why couldn't it have been the other way around? i lost so much and finally feel like i caught back up. let's not do THAT again. ever. i don't care if i become a hoarder, i'm not selling or losing a damn thing. knocking on wood.

    what have you lost or sold over the years you wish you hadn't?
      • 3 years 8 months ago
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      There's only one game I regretted selling after I beat it: StarFox for SNES. To me the SNES version was the definitive version. The 64 version was essentially a remake, and a very bad one at that. Higher polygon counts/better animations a great game don't make. The N64 version seemed like it was marketted towards babies and preschoolers while the SNES version was for teens/young adults.

      The same thing happened to Unreal Tournament and why the franchise turned to shite after the 1999 version. The 2002 version had this anime cartoonish look that also was meant for preschool baby gamers. Also the same thing why Star Wars turned to shite after the original trilogy. When the game maker only thinks about expanding their gamers base by lowering the targetted age group to gain more market share = more money, the game/movie turns to shite....
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        • 3 years 8 months ago
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        babies and preschoolers? umm...haha
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          Quote by thedecider
          that's right, i think we've all done this to some extent. i sold a bunch of nes stuff to get more genesis games, then inadvertently sold genesis stuff to get playstation stuff, then playstation to get dreamcast. by the time ps2 came along, i'd decided i was done selling back anything because i'd already re-bought many games (and consoles) for older systems and was done getting ripped off by resellers.

          then, in 2009, my mom gave away a box of every dreamcast, ps1, and ps2 game i had (including things i had rebought up to that time), along with a ton of accessories. at this point in time it is safe to say that between 1999 and 2011 i have purchased castlevania: symphony of the night black label complete three separate times. luckily, i still had the consoles separately (i think), but damn, why couldn't it have been the other way around? i lost so much and finally feel like i caught back up. let's not do THAT again. ever. i don't care if i become a hoarder, i'm not selling or losing a damn thing. knocking on wood.

          what have you lost or sold over the years you wish you hadn't?



          The same thing happened to my Atari 2600 and Nintendo games.
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            • 3 years 8 months ago
            • Posts: 1982
            I gave away my entire NES collection.

            I bought Conker's Bad Fur Day for like $10 and returned it. Later, I left my N64 collection (among other things) behind in a move.

            I sold a 2600 collection to the game store for $30.

            I am also not making those mistakes again.
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              • 3 years 8 months ago
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              Quote by stake
              I gave away my entire NES collection.

              I bought Conker's Bad Fur Day for like $10 and returned it. Later, I left my N64 collection (among other things) behind in a move.

              I sold a 2600 collection to the game store for $30.

              I am also not making those mistakes again.


              wow, that is rough. i've lost entire game collections like i said above, but GIVING away a collection/selling one cheap to a store definitely stings.

              i recently sold some duplicate copies of games to a store for dirt cheap, and i honestly regret it now. they weren't games that sell for outrageous prices, but enough that i should've held on to them for a while - genesis games: rocket knight adventures complete, splatterhouse 3 with case/art (others i forget now). nes games: castlevania III, mega man 2, mega man 3, mega man 4 (a handful of others i forget now). i should have just given them to a friend or held on to them.

              i have ended up with about 4 super mario worlds and i'll hang on to them for a while haha
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                • 3 years 8 months ago
                • Posts: 1982
                Yeah, even my doubles now, I think selling them is pointless. I have four Rad Racers somehow. What would I get, $5 a piece? $5 goes away like that. I'll keep them if I can't trade them directly for other games. I will, however, give my extra Metroid to a friend's 11 year old son who is way into NES games. I know he'll appreciate it. I just forgot to bring it last time I went there.

                As for the guy who got my old NES collection he appreciated it too. I hope he still has it. If he does, then I don't feel too bad about it. I gave it away willingly because somebody gave me a Dreamcast and every game on one CD, and at the time I felt like I didn't need the original hardware any more.
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                  • 3 years 8 months ago
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                  Quote by stake
                  Yeah, even my doubles now, I think selling them is pointless. I have four Rad Racers somehow. What would I get, $5 a piece? $5 goes away like that. I'll keep them if I can't trade them directly for other games. I will, however, give my extra Metroid to a friend's 11 year old son who is way into NES games. I know he'll appreciate it. I just forgot to bring it last time I went there.

                  As for the guy who got my old NES collection he appreciated it too. I hope he still has it. If he does, then I don't feel too bad about it. I gave it away willingly because somebody gave me a Dreamcast and every game on one CD, and at the time I felt like I didn't need the original hardware any more.


                  rebought rad racer for around $7 or $8 last year (which seemed a little high even for that game), so i bet you'd be offered about $1 or $2 for it in trade. the only reason i traded my games was so i could put the money towards more snes games i wanted. i sold a slew of sought after games for around $75, which i completely regret now.

                  that's cool that you at least gave your nes stuff to someone who would appreciate and take care of it.

                  i also have the dreamcast disc with all the nes stuff! that was king when i was in college! my friends and i were amazed when we first saw it. but the dreamcast controller was awkward, and if you hit the wrong button the speed would change in the game playback and mess it all up. did that happen with yours?
                    • 3 years 8 months ago
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                    I don't get why the lot of you are moaning over some games. They're just games. The only reason why I felt remorse for the loss of SNES StarFox was the experience isn't the same playing on TV as thru an emulator. I couldn't care less about countless other game systems and cartridges I've given away or sold which I've had in my childhood.
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                      • 3 years 8 months ago
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                      I traded in Point Blank 2 with a GunCon controller, I still regret it to this day. I rebought a GunCon, but I have yet to buy another copy of Point Blank 2. I haven't given away any games since, not even the crappy ones.

                      I lost my copy of Mischief Makers, and I didn't find it when I moved.

                      My brother gave away my copies of Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Stadium to our cousins without telling me.

                      An ex-friend of mine stole several of my Game Boy games, among other things.
                      "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." -Linus van Pelt
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                        • 3 years 8 months ago
                        • Posts: 1982
                        Quote by darthbreakoutthegame
                        I don't get why the lot of you are moaning over some games. They're just games. The only reason why I felt remorse for the loss of SNES StarFox was the experience isn't the same playing on TV as thru an emulator. I couldn't care less about countless other game systems and cartridges I've given away or sold which I've had in my childhood.

                        Because we wish we still had them and they are expensive to reacquire. Old games are a popular thing right now because so many people feel the same way, which contributes to the higher prices. I bet you're in the minority with this attitude. What I don't get is why you are even in this forum, considering your belief that video games rot your brain because of adrenaline.

                        I would also put money down that you care about some things that I couldn't care less about. I'll be sure to let you know when you mention them.

                        Oh, you already did. Who gives a shit about Star Fox? That game fucking sucks. Super FX was the only reason anybody cared about it at all.
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                          • 3 years 8 months ago
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                          Quote by thedecider
                          but the dreamcast controller was awkward, and if you hit the wrong button the speed would change in the game playback and mess it all up. did that happen with yours?

                          I never had that problem, but friends always did. They would change the speed, drop to the menu, or open the VMU options. Constantly. And I would try to tell them how to make it go back but they would make it worse half the time. So I would have to say "gimme your controller", and fix it and then they would do it again two minutes later. Even when I said "don't touch the triggers or the joystick".
                          So I opened an extra controller and took out the stick and the shoulder, Y, and B buttons. And always made player 2 use that one.
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                            • 3 years 8 months ago
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                            Quote by stake
                            Quote by darthbreakoutthegame
                            I don't get why the lot of you are moaning over some games. They're just games. The only reason why I felt remorse for the loss of SNES StarFox was the experience isn't the same playing on TV as thru an emulator. I couldn't care less about countless other game systems and cartridges I've given away or sold which I've had in my childhood.

                            Because we wish we still had them and they are expensive to reacquire. Old games are a popular thing right now because so many people feel the same way, which contributes to the higher prices. I bet you're in the minority with this attitude. What I don't get is why you are even in this forum, considering your belief that video games rot your brain because of adrenaline.

                            I would also put money down that you care about some things that I couldn't care less about. I'll be sure to let you know when you mention them.

                            Oh, you already did. Who gives a shit about Star Fox? That game fucking sucks. Super FX was the only reason anybody cared about it at all.


                            This post made me laugh when you took what I had written as a personal attack.
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                              • 3 years 8 months ago
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                              More inane than attacking.
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                                • 3 years 8 months ago
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                                Quote by thedecider
                                but the dreamcast controller was awkward, and if you hit the wrong button the speed would change in the game playback and mess it all up. did that happen with yours?

                                I never had that problem, but friends always did. They would change the speed, drop to the menu, or open the VMU options. Constantly. And I would try to tell them how to make it go back but they would make it worse half the time. So I would have to say "gimme your controller", and fix it and then they would do it again two minutes later. Even when I said "don't touch the triggers or the joystick".
                                So I opened an extra controller and took out the stick and the shoulder, Y, and B buttons. And always made player 2 use that one.


                                yeah, it was mostly friends that had the issue. i had a laugh that you got an extra controller just for use with that disc so you could pull buttons off for player 2! i definitely played that disc with friends and we lost some progress because they hit triggers or something. i have the disc somewhere, but it's been years since i've used it.
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                                  • 3 years 8 months ago
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                                  Quote by Player
                                  I traded in Point Blank 2 with a GunCon controller, I still regret it to this day. I rebought a GunCon, but I have yet to buy another copy of Point Blank 2. I haven't given away any games since, not even the crappy ones.

                                  I lost my copy of Mischief Makers, and I didn't find it when I moved.

                                  My brother gave away my copies of Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Stadium to our cousins without telling me.

                                  An ex-friend of mine stole several of my Game Boy games, among other things.


                                  bah, having stuff stolen sucks worse than selling for low prices or losing track of where things are. i think the only things i ever had stolen are dvd movies. but in most cases, they were borrowed and never returned. i don't really lend out things anymore, except to one person.
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                                    • 3 years 8 months ago
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                                    Quote by thedecider
                                    yeah, it was mostly friends that had the issue. i had a laugh that you got an extra controller just for use with that disc so you could pull buttons off for player 2!

                                    That disc was the only reason I had a Dreamcast. Sure, I had a couple of actual Dreamcast games, but the machine's primary use was NesterDC.

                                    And speaking of theft, my Dreamcast did get stolen one time. They took my mid-tier digital camera, probably about fifty dollars in change, and the Dreamcast. Must have been a hardcore gamer because they didn't touch my friend's Wii that was sitting right next to it. This was at the end of 2008 too, so Wii was still pretty hot. My friend got me another Dreamcast but I think that apartment was cursed. I got robbed like three times there.
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                                      • 3 years 8 months ago
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                                      wow, that blows. sorry to hear you got robbed so many times! i was a day one adopter of the dreamcast, and still have it. when my collection was given away, there must've been 20-30 titles. at this point, i now own about 30, but i have reacquired many titles i used to own (though not all, which i someday hope to). a few of them are burns that friend made, but the rest are originals. there are a lot of good games on the dreamcast. for me, i typically have to be in a "genesis" mood, or a "nes" mood, etc. i haven't played the dreamcast for awhile, but i've got a pretty sweet little variety to play. it will happen this summer.
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                                        i lost my collection a flood in 05 in new orleans named katrina
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