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Collecting video games isn't much of a hobby, it's more of an obsession 😂

@fribbledom Whoa. That's an impressive collection you've got there. When did you start it?

@enfors

The oldest stuff in there is from the early 80s, but my "obsession" probably started some 15 years ago.

@fribbledom Wow. My oldest stuff is from the mid 80's I think, for the Commodore 64.

@hummingrain @moiety

Just don't buy games digitally, really. You'll pay extra $$$ and actually end up owning nothing but a (temporary) license to play.

@fribbledom @moiety it's hard to find physical copies of some things these days. A lot of the time publishers don't seem to make them anymore (especially for PC)

@moiety @hummingrain @fribbledom

USB DVD (or BD) drives are available, and don't need replaced frequently.

That said, I didn't buy any commercial games until I started getting Humble Bundles.

Some game developers, like Electronic Arts, require you to use their DRM-based system regardless of whether you purchase media or not. Even owning media only gives you a revocable usage license. (This is how Windows 10 now works, too.)

@yam655 @hummingrain @fribbledom this is true. I've got an external DVD burner in a drawer. But I'm not sacrificing a USB port for that. There are enough cables coming out of my PC :drake_dislike:

@moiety @yam655 @fribbledom what if you plugged everything into a hub? Then you could have only one cable running out of your PC!

@hummingrain @yam655 @fribbledom not sure that would help in this case 😂.

Maybe I run the screen over USB-c and only have that connected to the PC. But that would still leave the speaker cables. Not sure I would want to switch those to wireless. And I’m not sure there’s a way to connect those to the screen.

@fribbledom @hummingrain @moiety a lot of new drm-free games are on gog.com, some on the humble store.

@fn @fribbledom @moiety true! I love GoG and itch.io, I wish everyone put their games out there. Humble is also rad

@fribbledom I used to have a collection kinda like that, if you drop most of the disc based games in favor of more cartridge ones. I miss it a bit :bowie_sad:

I did save a few of my favorite pieces though, like an NES GBA SP!

Your collection looks pretty rad

@fribbledom

I see a disturbing void of neo geo here!

Perhaps @debugninja can chime in on his original Xbox horde?

@Clifford @fribbledom lol it’s all in boxes because I am getting ready to move but I hope to have space for a proper game room going forward.

I only have about 150 / 800 of the original Xbox right now but I’m going for all of them.

@debugninja @Clifford

Now I wanna play Conker real bad 😂

Take good care of them!

@debugninja @Clifford

"Fun fact": there's actually a Conker plush hidden on my photo. Can you find it? 😄

@debugninja @Clifford @fribbledom MARBLE MADNESS! :-) Brings great memories like WHY THE FUCK HAVE YOU TO GO LEFT INSTEAD AND FALL YOU BLOODY.....!

@fribbledom Collecting recorded music on plastic is a devastating addiction.

@fribbledom
There is only one game on the study shelf...
It's *sort of* a video game.
Just very low resolution 😜

Liking the collection. 👍 😀

We enjoyed many, but donated all but the oddities we still play long since.

@fribbledom
Yeah, I am too.
I just kinda don't feel like playing games like I used to.
Kinda wish I did sometimes.

@fribbledom I collect Matrix stuff. Ive got it on almost every format from VHS to UHD. it's odd the stuff we collect.

@fribbledom also A+ for front-facing Far Cry 2, that game is great

@fribbledom My physical collections have had to be shrunken and rebuilt over the years, so not nearly as impressive.

I tend to buy digital for convenience/use and in addition physical for those special ones.

I do still have a shelf for fallout :D

@fribbledom 😱 A GameGear!! So already freed a space for the Nintendo PlayStation? 😉

@fribbledom What do you use for your shelving, because, uh, I need.

@fribbledom a great hobby. I wish I still had my collection and box art. Surprised to see Combat in there since most people only had it as a VCS/2600 system include.

@fribbledom very impressive but why two copies of NES California Games? 🧐

@Tanuki

It happens if you buy an entire stack of games on eBay. You'll inevitably end up with dupes.

@fribbledom ahhh well I have four sealed copies of Ice Hockey so I shouldn’t judge

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