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Local real collections

Post by oldtimer » Wed May 09, 2018 11:58 am

Please can we have some REAL local game/console collections reviewed?
Not just elitist people who have 1000000000000000 games and 100000000000000 boxed consoles worth £1000000000000
So many of us have decent but not excessive expensive collections you could review.
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Re: Local real collections

Post by The Laird » Wed May 09, 2018 12:58 pm

A lot of the people featured have pretty normal collections, Paul Megara in the latest issue for example.

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Post by antsbull » Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 pm

I'd be quite interested in a forum thread where people can post pictures of their collection, I always find it really interesting, and one a month isn't quite enough to cover it given the thousands of people who have retro collections

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Re: Local real collections

Post by Matt_B » Thu May 10, 2018 7:25 pm

antsbull wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 pm
I'd be quite interested in a forum thread where people can post pictures of their collection, I always find it really interesting, and one a month isn't quite enough to cover it given the thousands of people who have retro collections
There's this one here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5579

It does get a bit samey after a while just looking at shelves full of games though.

Anyway, for me it's not the size of the collection that matters, but the story it tells. And if the story is just that you've gone on eBay with a ton of money and hammered the BIN button, it's not going to be a very interesting one. On the other hand, if you've spent a lifetime of gaming going from system to system playing games as they came out and maybe just filling in with the odd one that you coveted back in the day, that might come across as a bit more worthy of attention.

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Re: Local real collections

Post by kiwimike » Sun May 13, 2018 12:06 am

I would love some features on retro arcades you can visit, and/or great shopping experiences for the retro game enthusiast. Being a UK based mag most would be from that area of course, but would love some corespondents to submit similar from the US and Japan, maybe Australia too :)

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Re: Local real collections

Post by psj3809 » Sun May 13, 2018 4:58 am

I’m utterly stunned why there hasn’t been a feature on arcade club.

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Post by The Laird » Sun May 13, 2018 6:20 am

psj3809 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:58 am
I’m utterly stunned why there hasn’t been a feature on arcade club.
I would imagine because it's such a long way from Bournemouth making a trip there quite difficult.

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Re: Local real collections

Post by Crusty Starfish » Sun May 13, 2018 10:10 pm

The Laird wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:20 am
psj3809 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:58 am
I’m utterly stunned why there hasn’t been a feature on arcade club.
I would imagine because it's such a long way from Bournemouth making a trip there quite difficult.
WHAT! Are you saying everyone that writes for RG lives in Bournemouth? Do you? Arcade Club should have been covered by now and maybe the RG 'actual staff' could put it onto a freelancer that may live away from the south coast.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon May 14, 2018 3:15 am

Perhaps someone who actually goes (or runs) Arcade Club could write an article an submit it. This is how freelancers start, even if it is just a one off.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue May 15, 2018 10:30 am

We'd ideally want to do arcade club ourselves so we can take our own personal photographer.
We've made a few arrangements in the past, but I've typically had to cancel them. We'll sort something out though as it's an amazing looking place that we'd love to cover. Logistically it's a pain to get to, but we'll sort something out.
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Re: Local real collections

Post by psj3809 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 am

The Laird wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:20 am
psj3809 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:58 am
I’m utterly stunned why there hasn’t been a feature on arcade club.
I would imagine because it's such a long way from Bournemouth making a trip there quite difficult.
Come on thats a complete joke. Paul Drury i think lives 'close-ish' (Well above Surrey) and there would be other freelancers as well. I cant believe theres not one decent freelancer above the Watford Gap who could do it

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Re: Local real collections

Post by jdanddiet » Tue May 15, 2018 3:58 pm

psj3809 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 am
The Laird wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:20 am
psj3809 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:58 am
I’m utterly stunned why there hasn’t been a feature on arcade club.
I would imagine because it's such a long way from Bournemouth making a trip there quite difficult.
Come on thats a complete joke. Paul Drury i think lives 'close-ish' (Well above Surrey) and there would be other freelancers as well. I cant believe theres not one decent freelancer above the Watford Gap who could do it
Answered your own question their matey :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Local real collections

Post by oldtimer » Wed May 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Maybe they wont pay the petrol expenses lol
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Re: Local real collections

Post by lavalyte » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:37 am

I'm more interested in collecting stories... coincidental, lucky finds, amazing bargains etc.
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