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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by Shinobi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:21 pm

ChipTune wrote:
Shinobi wrote:Personally I think collecting DVDS, CDs and CDs a waste of time. Where I work we have skips full of videos that people have donated. Same with DVDs we have loads donated our department sells them for 50p, even 2011 films the nurses always let me take them for free. CDs are worthless everybody has iPods and who doesn't know how to download films..

I can't think of more of a waste of money then people £50+ Night o. Drink excluding taxis then selling everything they own to pay the rent. I played all my Super Famicom games except Lady Stalker FF3 bing bing bingo because of the language. As for me I don't care what people somebody who made a comment that games where childish I banned from
MY house. Always kept asking if they could come in, made them wait outside. Been ass kissing me like mad since.. I don't watch TV only Sherlock Holmes because it's fab. So what do I do in my spare time play games, read and draw.

It's the same with people who say they sold all there consoles etc, but spend all night on 10 different gaming forums talking about them..

As my headmaster sAid to me the urge to collect is ingrained into human
Memories.. My Snes Famicom collection is priceless to me, still regret selling my Jap Megadrive games Twinkle Tale with I paid £7 from KT Consoles in Scotland now sells for close to £200
Not sure whether it's beacuse I have a cold and my head feels weird but I found it hard to make sense out of a lot of what you said..

As for the wasting money on a night out (I think that's what you were getting at??) well that depends on what you do.. I regularly spend over £50 on a night out.. sometimes it's a complete waste of time and I wake up feeling like death the next morning, but sometimes it's amazing and I have a great time meeting new people, listening to awesome DJs until 7am.. still wake up feeling like death of course but it's worth it.

If you start thinking about money spent on entertainment in terms of what you could have bought instead then thats a slippery slope and you obviously arent having a good time out.

I would much rather spend 50 quid going to a club with some friends and having a real laugh and meeting new people and experiencing some unexpected craziness or end up at some randoms house for some random 'mirror inspection' etc than spend that on some obscure japanese video game from 20 years ago that I wouldnt even play.
What i'm saying is would owning 1000 DVDs or cd's that you never watch also be a waste of money? At least with games they increase in Value, for example video tapes everybody bins them now and they take up far more space.. Or do you considersomebody who had 1000 John Digweed, Miss Kitty, Boy George or the Horny Arse Freak or whatever RNB thing is in at the moment to be a cooler person?

I used to drink hell of a lot, our group could empty the bar of drinks, done drugs a few times almost lost my job on account off being stoned in work, stopped hanging around with those people.. Not preaching but I tried it and didn't enjoy it.. I generally hate all these Fifty cent wannabee's and assorted meatheads who can't handle their drinks and think they can take on the world after a few drinks.. I have to deal with them on a daily basis and I normally get how many people they beat up or drugs they took, or the best one "I'm not sexist I'd kick anybodys arse"

Yes I would rather have £1000 worth of obscure Japanese games then go out drinking.. I found people who speak to you when your drunk don't want to know you when there sober :oops: there just associates not friends.. You even said yourself you didn't do anything for your last birthday and visited somebody you meet on a forum.. If you like doing it fair enough :)

I personally like you, and you've always been cool to me - there was a previous poster who was a cross dresser who used to post pictures of himself with a blow up doll and a stuffed Tiger, called 'Dubstar' who said everybody who plays games was geeks.. People said this was you under a pseudonym, I'm not saying you are him, but would you be more impressed with somebody who owned I don't every happy hardcore album.. If its not you I apoligise :cry:

I've met a hot girl she texts me regulary and I've met up with her and she's into all that Happy hardcore, and raving.. And she tells me she doesn't think i'm sad, guess good to know :lol:
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by ChipTune » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:39 pm

No worries dude.. I wasnt having a go at all.. I often spend hundreds of pounds on graphic novels, xbox 360 imports and other crud.. joysticks, posters, music equipment etc etc.. 40 quid gets you a meal out with the missus so whats the harm in spending that on a game right?

I do enjoy clubbing.. but its underground clubbing.. I wont set foot in one of the awful 50 cent style places you mentioned.. the type of club filled with stupid lobotomised blonde slags and gym-obsessed tw@ts in their ben sherman shirts, itchy for a fight.. 'See You Next Tuesdays'.. all of them.
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by dste » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:52 pm

At the end of the day you got to do what you got to do.

At the end of 2010 I said to myself that from the beginning of 2011 I was going to only buy games that I actually wanted to own and play and to stop buying games just because I was finding them cheap. I also went through my collection and got rid of games that I knew I was never going to play but owned just because, something that I'm still doing now.

Now I find that when I buy or receive a game in trade I feel a lot more excited about buying it as I know that at some point I will sit down and play it and it's not just going to sit in a draw as part of the collection. I personally just don't see the point anymore of owning anything, nevermind games, that you are never going to use/play/watch etc when there could be someone out there who does want to use the item.
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by Shinobi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:58 pm

psj3809 wrote:Doesnt sound very sociable though Shinobi ? Actually agree with chiptune (!?!), i wouldnt spend 50-80 quid every single week anymore but a big night out with my mates, socialising, meeting new people, having a great night out is well well worth it. In years to come i'll remember nights out like that not 'remember that great friday night when i got to level 19 on Bombjack' etc.

Dont get me wrong i love my gaming but i much prefer going out/spending time with the baby/restaurants etc, gaming to me is a side hobby (hence my ipod, cheap games and a bit of gaming here and there). But i think its worrying if peoples main concern is some computer game than social stuff.

Agree though about cd's/dvds, i rent quite a few dvds BUT i do buy a 'few'. Ones i'll watch more than once i'll buy but i think its such a waste when people have soooo many films and they seem to just watch them once and then it gathers dust for 5 years until they sell it. Waste of money

But i think its all about a fine balance, going out, socialising with friends, gaming etc. Always reminds me of school summer holidays as a kid, you could tell who went out playing football with their friends and who came back white and pasty because they spent all 5 weeks locked in their bedroom playing computer games !
Well I do go out with friends socialising on a weekly basis but we do the Harvester or the Cinema, I simply have no interest in drinking or meeting those sort of people.. The main problem is I have no hearing in my right ear.. I am totally deaf in that enviroment and people just think i'm ignorent or mean spirited.. I could can lip read to a degree just not that well.. I always hated Rugby used to forget my kit, and swap Star Wars figures with the other in sports:) then started doing Swimming and Body building instead of Football.. Most of the sporty kids in school are dead, homeless, drug addicts or in jail.. My P.E. Teachers always said that only faggots play football and men play rugby

Been with Girlfriend for 10 years(she's older than me).. We recently broke up(I won't bore you why) bu so probally why I'm a but grumpy.. ts just drinking and football hold no interest to me..
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by Shinobi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:10 pm

ChipTune wrote:No worries dude.. I wasnt having a go at all.. I often spend hundreds of pounds on graphic novels, xbox 360 imports and other crud.. joysticks, posters, music equipment etc etc.. 40 quid gets you a meal out with the missus so whats the harm in spending that on a game right?

I do enjoy clubbing.. but its underground clubbing.. I wont set foot in one of the awful 50 cent style places you mentioned.. the type of club filled with stupid lobotomised blonde slags and gym-obsessed tw@ts in their ben sherman shirts, itchy for a fight.. 'See You Next Tuesdays'.. all of them.
Thats okay its just with my Dyspraxia and my hearing problem I don't really like large groups of people, if I'm being honest.. I normally take my Girlfriend to the Harvester the highlight for her is the Ice Cream, she won't let me take her anywhere else says its to expensive.. With tip about £18 for 2 meals ice creams and drinks, she doesn't drink either so I'm quite lucky there.. The only thing she didn't like was the Morrigian figures or the Succubus as she called them - she used to throw them on the floor, so I gave the 'Morrigans' to 'Megamixer' so a happy ending.. She buys me Clone Troopers and female figures.. Since we split recently as her Chav son has been booted out again and never leaves the house and she's working to jobs to keep him, as he signed of the dolke as he doesn't want to do work experience it just seems a downward spiral..

The closest town is Newport and I'm sure living in Bristol you've heard the reputation the Newport got, even local millionaire Terry Matthews denies all knowledge of the place and says the 'Celtic Manor' is in the vale of Glamorgan.. The few pubs they have left are Chav Pubs
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by ChipTune » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:32 pm

Shinobi wrote:
ChipTune wrote:No worries dude.. I wasnt having a go at all.. I often spend hundreds of pounds on graphic novels, xbox 360 imports and other crud.. joysticks, posters, music equipment etc etc.. 40 quid gets you a meal out with the missus so whats the harm in spending that on a game right?

I do enjoy clubbing.. but its underground clubbing.. I wont set foot in one of the awful 50 cent style places you mentioned.. the type of club filled with stupid lobotomised blonde slags and gym-obsessed tw@ts in their ben sherman shirts, itchy for a fight.. 'See You Next Tuesdays'.. all of them.
Thats okay its just with my Dyspraxia and my hearing problem I don't really like large groups of people, if I'm being honest.. I normally take my Girlfriend to the Harvester the highlight for her is the Ice Cream, she won't let me take her anywhere else says its to expensive.. With tip about £18 for 2 meals ice creams and drinks, she doesn't drink either so I'm quite lucky there.. The only thing she didn't like was the Morrigian figures or the Succubus as she called them - she used to throw them on the floor, so I gave the 'Morrigans' to 'Megamixer' so a happy ending.. She buys me Clone Troopers and female figures.. Since we split recently as her Chav son has been booted out again and never leaves the house and she's working to jobs to keep him, as he signed of the dolke as he doesn't want to do work experience it just seems a downward spiral..

The closest town is Newport and I'm sure living in Bristol you've heard the reputation the Newport got, even local millionaire Terry Matthews denies all knowledge of the place and says the 'Celtic Manor' is in the vale of Glamorgan.. The few pubs they have left are Chav Pubs

Sorry to hear about your father. that sucks. my aunt died in November due to hospital error and it's not nice.

My ex girlfriend has dyspraxia so I know a bit about it, and now understand why I found it a bit hard to understand your messages sometimes (sorry that isnt supposed to be a negative comment in any way, just an observation).

Sounds rough with the missus, the son sounds like a pain in the ass.. if hes over 18 he should be living elsewhere surely? I moved out from home when I was 16, but luckily had the full support of my parents so managed ok.

Bit bizaare about her throwing your figurines on the floor.. o.0 is it in a jokey fashion?

I have some stuff like that.. japanese games with girlie covers (Deathsmiles and the like) and the girlfriend doesnt mind at all.. but then shes watched my porn with me so I think Im alreight when it comes to things like that haha.

Not been to Newport but yeah I have heard it is pretty weak.. I only normally go to the midlands, or Suffolk (mine and girlfriends family) or London (nights out).. otherwise Bristol is a pretty nice place to be.. always something going on.

Anyway are you planning to get back with your girlfriend, or are you going to pursue this woman online that you mentioned?

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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by Shinobi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Chip I would say your writing is tidier and mine a little scrambled in grammer, which is great cause it's very individual This brings me to one of my great beliefs - that everyone is roughly around the same intelligence but our talent for articulating varies dramactically; just because someone is slow in speech or struggles to word their thoughts doesn't mean they don't discern as much as you or I do. I mean how often have you read/heard something and thought, 'Yes, that's it exactly!' you saw exactly what the author/speaker saw but he was able to 'voice' it better!

My ex texts and rings me every day, I still go up there and we have dinner together, she just rang me then but to see if I was okay as she hadn't heard from me as I was sleeping.. She's a very young older woman she has orange highlights in her hair.. I'm taking her out next week for her bithday.. The 32 year old I met she lives near by she texts me quite a bit and a few pictures see what you think:).. My ex job is a spiritual healer and she also does body massage which I get a lot of the body massage off her

Every pub in town(whats left of them is full of chav) I'm sick of them trying to sell me drugs, and there just shocked that I don't take them.. The problem with Dyspraxia it effects no two people the same, and my doctir had never heard off it, since a lot of people have told me they suffer from it
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by Pixiu » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:14 pm

Interesting thread.

Reminds me of the old Devo song, Freedom of Choice...

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About a dog who found two bones.
He picked at one; he licked the other.
He went in circles, till he dropped dead"
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by psj3809 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:23 am

Shinobi wrote:Well I do go out with friends socialising on a weekly basis but we do the Harvester or the Cinema, I simply have no interest in drinking or meeting those sort of people.. The main problem is I have no hearing in my right ear.. I am totally deaf in that enviroment and people just think i'm ignorent or mean spirited.. I could can lip read to a degree just not that well.. I always hated Rugby used to forget my kit, and swap Star Wars figures with the other in sports:) then started doing Swimming and Body building instead of Football.. Most of the sporty kids in school are dead, homeless, drug addicts or in jail.. My P.E. Teachers always said that only faggots play football and men play rugby

Been with Girlfriend for 10 years(she's older than me).. We recently broke up(I won't bore you why) bu so probally why I'm a but grumpy.. ts just drinking and football hold no interest to me..
Now i feel bad ! Sorry fella ! Sorry to hear about your girlfriend (nothing wrong with an older woman either ;)

Perhaps its the pubs i go to but because i'm older theyre much more quieter now and you dont get the chavs in, the pub i go to down south is just full of me and my mates, quite empty in actual fact but the landlord loves us as we are there quite often, if anything its like a lounge, music isnt crazy (plus we have control of the music anyway) and you dont get any annoying youngsters.

Saying that i need to stay in more anyway, have so many boxed sets i've been given the last two Xmas's and i still havent watched them (24/Sopranos/Wire)

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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by Megamixer » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:11 am

GigaPepsiMan wrote:
Megamixer wrote:I do sometimes look at all the stuff I have and wonder if I'd be better of getting rid of it all but I don't have something big enough hobby-wise to plug the gap with :lol: . A good de-clutter and streamlining is probably a good (and long overdue) idea though.

I suppose it's the same as people who own tons and tons of DVD's though. Do they ever think they are crazy? I know somebody with over 3000 DVD's for example and film isn't something that they take too seriously.

I think games get a worse rap than other hobbies/collections when it comes to worries about 'being obsessed'.
I think it is down to how a single game can take up as much time as 50 movies. If you have 50 movies that's like 70-100 hours worth of stuff, imagine if you have 50 70 hour long games?
That's a good point. I guess it's far easier to get through 100 movies than a 100 50-70 hour games. Taking a step back, it does seem pointless to own so many time-sink games.

I'm starting a collection 'audit' anyway, getting shot of stuff I don't use/need that's taking up space.
dste wrote:At the end of 2010 I said to myself that from the beginning of 2011 I was going to only buy games that I actually wanted to own and play and to stop buying games just because I was finding them cheap. I also went through my collection and got rid of games that I knew I was never going to play but owned just because, something that I'm still doing now.

Now I find that when I buy or receive a game in trade I feel a lot more excited about buying it as I know that at some point I will sit down and play it and it's not just going to sit in a draw as part of the collection. I personally just don't see the point anymore of owning anything, nevermind games, that you are never going to use/play/watch etc when there could be someone out there who does want to use the item.
This is the best way to do things I think. I'm only going to buy the Ltd Editions of games I really care about (not ordering them for the sake of it) and only actively hunt out specific games as well as stuff for my Darkstalkers collection. Sure, going into gamestation and picking up tons of games for pennies is a great feeling but they ultimately wind up sitting unused on my shelf so they might as well be sold to somebody who will play them.
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Post by pratty » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:38 am

A thought I had, or rather borrowed:

There's a guy online known in weightlifting circles called Jim Wendler, and he is frequently asked by people what assistance work they should do after completing the big lifts on his lifting programme? People who often want to do every excerise under the sun and do it to the max.

And Wendler will often respond something like "Just do whatever, it's assistance, it doesn't matter."

The concept of "it's assistance, it doesn't matter," might be a good philosophy for people to regulate their game collecting. In other words take care of the games that are important to you and be indifferent to the rest.

For example I'm semi-keen on picking up games like Xenoblade and Last Story on the Wii, maybe I will play/own them, maybe I won't, maybe I'll buy them and maybe I'll sell them. However I definaitely have and will keep my Skyward Sword though, becuase that's what's important to me. My own personal must-haves are the meat and potatoes of my game collection, the rest is just "assistance", they don't matter.
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Re: Is collecting / playing all these games making us crazy?

Post by WildWillyWilson » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:55 am

Interesting thread. Personally this is why I've been selling a lot of my Mega Drive games recently and will continue to do so (other than nostalgic favourites). It got to the point where I was too wrapped up/obsessed with the whole thing and they really were owning me- it was probably a bit of an escape as well since life wasn't all that great when I started collecting. I'll always be a gamer but you could say I had a bit of a reality check. Feels better selling them on and the cash also helps towards clearing debts in my mission to be debt free (house aside).

Have a long think and listen to your gut instincts would be my advice. :)

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