With some chocolate cash in my pocket thanks to an eBay venture, i have been hunting down something to waste my hard earned coins on. I say waste because my original plan was to wait for the Samsung Galaxy SIII to come out and buy that, but i know this is all wishful thinking now. I recently found this incredibly amazing picture of a video game collector on imgur.com and followed it to his youtube channel, there he has a video where he explains/shows his collections. (FYI: He built that shelf himself!) I must say his collection and his videos are a mouthwatering delight to watch.
He won me over the second i saw he had the collector’s edition of Deathsmiles, his addiction to collecting GameBoys also added to the excitement. After watching most of his videos, i decided i would too (in a near future belonging to my alternate universe life where i have money) start collecting video games. So i started looking for games i would like to buy, bundles and limited edition systems. I wanted to first find more youtube vloggers that were game collectors, to get some tips and pointers. Also because nowadays i watch more Youtube than TV, so i like finding new shows/interesting people to subscribe to. That is when i found The Game Chasers , these guys are from Texas and they chase retro games in flea markets, re-sellers, people’s attics and hidden little stores. Did you know there is a NES Flintstones’ game that is so rare that it costs $300, A FLINTSTONES GAME!!! (I found one on eBay in case you don’t believe me)These guys got it for $5. Makes me want to move to Texas…..or maybe go there for a weekend.
I thought, well they have awesome spots to buy retro and used video games, i’ve got the internet! So i go on my very own internet hunt, looking through ebay, amazon, craigslist, shaddy looking websites and blogs. Lemme tell you, making video game collecting your hobby might not be as hard as it seems. Yes it will be expensive, but consider this; out of the 10 people who put up a N64 up for sale there will be 2-3 with a really cheap/reasonable price and one of them will be in good/great condition. It is just a matter of finding it. Unless you want to buy a Japanese special edition PS3, which let’s face it they all come out in Japan. Like this one right here. This is the special edition for the new Hayao Miyazaki PS3 game: Ni No Kuni. If anyone has every seen a Miyazaki movie, you will understand why in the back of my head i’m formulating dark plans to obtain this console. It came out exclusively in Japan (the console that is) and the game will be released in Q1 of 2013 in the US. Trailer of the game here, unboxing of the prettiest PS3 ever here .
Here are some new games i would like to buy and are making me consider the idea of buying a PS3 and/or a PSP.