I'm a video game collector but I play the games I buy and I don't care about the condition as long as its playable. I agree those people are making games that were already holy crap expensive become what the heck expensive.
Case in point one of the rarest games known to man that isn't a special edition or anything just a straight up regular game. Panzer Dragoon Saga. I bought this game for $600 only like 3 years ago and I did because I always wanted it. In only 3 years there are people selling it for $1000 to even $2000. It's crazy I predict this will one day become a $5000 game in the near future, remember I said that.
I got lucky and bought that game for $190 back 10 years ago. I thought it was going to make a massive dent in my wallet. I am not complaining now. It is the crown jewel of the collection.
However something did happen to the world of collecting. I've been doing it since about 18 years ago and I have to say that I believe it has to do with Youtubers like James Rolfe and Pat the NES Punk. Now don't get me wrong, I love James Rolfe/AVGN. What I don't like is that I can't spend $20 at the flea market and get and NES plus 20 games anymore. I think that the video game collecting scene has become over saturated, not enough supply to meet demand and we have people manipulating prices just to be a dick.
I 100% agree! LIke look at this??? $35,000 for perfect grade Megaman X3??? It's rare but come on its not even close to that price. Nobody is going to buy that. Manipulation at its finest.
Anyone know where I can get some good quality repro carts?
Been looking for Megaman X2 &X3 haha
This is money laundering. Somebody owes somebody a large sum of money and buying that game is the manner in which to pay that debt.
Replayed Predator vs Alien arcade game on mame recently. Still loads of fun
That is one of those games that sadly never got a home release, and it was one of the best beat em ups ever made. I know of one arcade that had it and I dumped quarters in it until I beat it.
Finally Analogue is selling Super NT's and Mega SG's
Got my hands on SG ;w;
Now to get a flash cart..
That looks like a good time. You need a list of good titles, I am the guy to go to.
I'll let you know as soon as I get the Flash Cart
Know any good 3rd party controller brands?