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Cros
10-18-2000, 11:46 PM
Hello all

Iíve been lurking around here for a couple days now and Iíve come up with a question for ya.

Itís obvious all of you are Neo Geo fans, but how would you go about describing yourselves. Do you consider yourself a collector (like people are with baseball cards) or game enthusiasts (you just enjoy the games for the machine).

Personally I consider myself a game enthusiast. My interest in Neo Geo stems from the KoF, Last Blade, Metal Slug and Fatal Fury series. Any game I have no fun playing, I have no interest in owning.

However I noticed at least some of you, like Shawn, are big into collecting most anything Neo Geo related.

Anyway, thereís no real point to all this. Iím just kinda bored and felt like posting.

ďI do as I please.Ē

Gambit
10-18-2000, 11:58 PM
Yeah I'm definitely a gamer. I don't collect all of the carts because some of them are just pointless, like the Mahjong games and I'm not into the older games that much either. I like the Metal Slug series as well as almost any shooter and King of Fighter and Fatal Fury series.

yuckydog
10-19-2000, 12:18 AM
I'm a gamer that has, unfortunately, grown up and caught the collecting bug. I still play all the games I buy and probably reduce the values of the sealed games I open but hey, they're fun! http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/smile.gif

James

Asmoday
10-19-2000, 12:47 AM
Pure gamer, but that doesn't stop one from amassing a general collection over time. I only buy what I think I will enjoy and have no problem selling off any game that doesn't meet my expectations. However, one would have to fend off bullets and blades just to get the opportunity to pry my favorite games out of my cold, dead grasp.

Dreamh2o
10-19-2000, 01:47 AM
Can we be both?
I just dont have time to play them right now. Mostly I collect because I am a gamer, but somehow the idea of having that great classic, is a much of a climax as playing it.

gokusama26
10-19-2000, 02:00 AM
Hardcore Gamer. I don't just own one, or a couple, or a few consoles, I own alot. If you can name it, I probably have it. Even wierd Japanese ones (like a playdia, PC-FX, FM Towns Marty or Famicom Twin!) You would not believe the insane amount of video switchers hooked up to my TV. I still play pong occasionally, but I spend the most time with my DC right now. Of course, being unemployed helps free up game time. Does anyone think a Video Game Museum would work? Like somewhere in New York?

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Robi15
10-19-2000, 02:13 AM
Well i "collect" games I like. It's just wonderful to have all the favorite games at you'r shelves and wach them. But yes, I'm a gamer. I also have Jamma boards and PCB boards. All for cause I like the games. And I want allways the games in the original form.
No burn'd CD'S or remade/copy stuff. No NGF official cart's.
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Sorry, could not hold that.


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JRock917
10-19-2000, 05:36 AM
Originally posted by Asmoday:
However, one would have to fend off bullets and blades just to get the opportunity to pry my favorite games out of my cold, dead grasp.

Was Charlton Heston part of the inspiration for your post? http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/smile.gif

Gamer first, collector second is my philosophy. Like many of you, I am into many platforms and have amassed a little collection to go with it. I am a collector in the sense that I am somewhat of a packrat and like to keep that which I buy and therefore beef up my collection, but I got back into neo geo because of the kick ass games. The games on this system are amazing, and to me it would be a complete waste to have a game, any game, and not play it; and since I dont have the money to waste on buying two copies of a game, one to play and one to leave sealed for collectibility, I play everything I buy. HARDCORE gamers always find their way to the neo geo, at least some of them do. Owning and playing the neo has been the zenith of all my console playing experience.

Mouse_Master
10-19-2000, 08:25 AM
Gamer first, collector second....

I get the games I want to play, and I eventually want to get all of the carts. Will take my time though so I can appreciate each one! Of course, writing manuals for some games does kick me into playing them a LOT!!! http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/smile.gif

Keith

Master Terry Bogard
10-19-2000, 11:16 AM
Well, I am primarily a gamer. I only keep the games I want. I had over 60 Neo Geo cds at one time (tried to collect them all), but have been getting rid of the games I hate or don't play as much. Same w/ Neo Geo carts. The games I am going to keep is: MOTW, Last Blade, SS2, and KOF 95. As for Neo Geo is concerned, I go for the newer games, unless the gamplay is good like SS2. Still, I amassed alot of games for many diff systems, and in that retospect, somepeople might call be a collector.

BryLmoo
10-19-2000, 12:06 PM
I'm just like Gokusama26, I have almost every system EVER produced. Everything from the MSX to the DC to tha 3D0(peice of shit)! I also have allot of handheld games from the early 90's like the old tiger games. I enjoy playing most of my systems, and I think of myself as a collector but, I also am a DIEHARD when it comes to kick ass GRAPHICS, GAMEPLAY, and REPLAY VALUE. I really want to get into the videogame industry when I get older because, my mom has always told me that you should do what you enjoy. I have always dreamed of going to Japan to meet all the BIGTYMERS(I couldn't help myself)in the gaming industry. I would also like to visit some of the arcades in Japan, I've seen some pics of them before and they look like they are tha shit.
When I was a kid, I really liked Arcades. I went into everyone that I saw and begged my mom for quarters to play them with. I especially remember an SS2 machine at a Pizza Hut that I used to go to all the time as a kid. I always was HAOHMARU, becuase I thought he was the coolest looking character, with the best moves, and I thought the hair was cool too. But now as the time passes and things change, that Pizza Hut has been torn down! Now they have a fucking moosehead grill in the spot that it used to occupy... Those were the days that I will always remember...and now I have a SS2 homecart to play, whenever I want. I love that game still, and I don't think that will ever change. SNK is the best maker of Fighting games ever...PERIOD....and even when they are not around anymore they will still have the DIEHARDS like me, and everyone else in this FORUM who loves to play the "OLD SCHOOL" games.

Thanks for your time,
Bryan

-AGAINST NGF-

SNK_ UK
10-19-2000, 12:18 PM
Gamer I say. I used to have a 3DO, chipped Sega Saturn and a Japanese Dreamcast. But I sold them all. But now I have discovered the Neo Geo! I used to be a hardcore gamer but now a casual I really concentrate on my Superman movie collection.

VinylBoy
10-19-2000, 12:44 PM
To be one or the other is not enough... variety is the spice of life and I like to consider myself to be both a gamer and a collector. Whereas, I will only collect the games I will play.

Anyone willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for a game that can be bought on another system for cheaper is a colector in some form. I consider to be a collector when it comes to KOF, for even though there has been other versions of KOF 95-99 on other systems, I will only buy the versions on Neo Geo Home Cart. But, I don't just buy the games simply because it has the Neo Geo name on it. The game (IMHO) is great to play, and I still play all the versions of KOF to this day. I don't believe in getting an extremely expensive game just to "show off" (insert overly rare Neo title here)... If I will never play it, then it will never see the light of day on my shelves. I also use common sense... if by chance I do want to get a game for the Neo Geo, but it obviously costs WAY too much money for a regular home cart (Twinkle Star Sprites), then I can settle for a different version that will give me the exact gaming experience for much cheaper (thanks, Dreamcast).

It's the only way to keep a level head about things when it comes to the Neo Geo. Anyone can easily lose their houses trying to become "collector elite" like a handful of Neo Freaks we all know and love/loathe. And just because one person doesn't have a US copy of "Super Dodge Ball" or "The Irritating Maze" in their stable doesn't make them any less of a "collector" than the person who cherishes their Fatal Fury carts. With enough patience, ANY game that you REALLY want can be found at the price that you'd be comfortable with. And with enough common sense, you'll be able to get them all without going insane. http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

"There is no judgement when you enter these doors. No judgement, no right from wrong... just the higher state of your consciousness." - Deep Dish: Renaissance Ibiza


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Billkwando
10-19-2000, 12:53 PM
I'm a 100% gamer who happens to collect a few games in order to play them. I only keep the games I like, and I don't buy games I don't think I'll like, so they pretty much end up piling up around mi casa, cos I never sell my games.

I collect Neo Geo to play, and if I don't play it, I pass it on to someone who will.

Just ask poor Ryan who got saddled with that dreck mutation nation. I got the cart back and had to get it gone and make it STAY gone. =)

Thanks,
Billkwando
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Wan-Fu
10-19-2000, 01:43 PM
Like most of you, I am a little of both. I plan to eventually get all of the US carts for the home system and some of the Japanese ones. I do not wish to own both vesions of the same cart or any Mahjong or puzzle games that cannot be played in English.

I enjoy seeing my collection grow overtime and I also like to take the games out once in a while to play. I think keeping the games sealed forever in hopes that their value goes up is a crime. These games were meant to be played after all. Of course that does not stop me from trying to keep my games in mint condition because I get more enjoyment out of them that way. My friends think I am strange for keeping my games in freezer bags what the hell do they know anyway.

lump505
10-19-2000, 03:24 PM
I am a pure gamer. I only buy games I like that is why I only have 9 Neo Geo games and only plan to have about 12-14 when i am done. I really cant understand why people waist money on games that suck, they cant play, or just cant understand because of a language barrier. I dont understand the point of it. Maybe some people are way to hardcore about the Neo Geo but it just seems like some people need to go to an economics or money managment class. Just my opinion.

Gambit
10-19-2000, 03:28 PM
I agree lump, its like some people aren't all there in the head when it comes to money management. If I ever spent over a thousand dollars at one time on video games, I would order somebody to kill me for being so stupid. Don't get me wrong, I think games are fun but when they get to be way over priced its just not fun anymore. I remember buying Mark of the Wolves and I had paid over 300 dollars for it and I sat there when I got it and said wow would I rather have the money or would I rather have the game. And the very next day I put it up on ebay. I just think that some people need to get their priorities straight and have some common sense.

JRock917
10-19-2000, 06:50 PM
Well, that is one of the advantages to having a CD system- load times, yes, but quality SNK titles for cheaper- hell yeah! I too like lump's take on the carts, to make sure you get ones that are worthwhile and worth keeping. They are just too expensive to waste money on for collection's sake alone, at least for little people like me they are... http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/smile.gif

shroudz
10-19-2000, 09:17 PM
I have over 20 diff game systems and I know Some ppl in this forum have even a lot more
Im not a big time collector due to the high US dollar and lack of funds to buy the really collectible items like metal slug mahjong controllers and the like,One day I would though, I see myself more as a collector now, It just makes me happy to see
these things and gives me a warm feeling that i have them, I only play the Neo emu along with the emu of all the other system and I keep all my systems mint stored away,
only the dreamcast I enjoy playing now on a casual basis.I only got my 1st neo this year and it did trigger something in me that I didn't feel for any other system I had, if anything it was that gamer feeling in me from years ago that was creeping back,Just the look and feel of the machine gave me goosebumps, No my days of hardcore playing in arcades finished with karate champ, spy hunter and elevator action and of course my favourite gyruss, as for consoles i stopped playing hardcore after my famicom. anyway Im gonna shut up know b4 I bore myself to death 8-)

pedu
10-19-2000, 10:19 PM
I'm a pure gamer
the system I like the most is NEO homecart and Super NES.

but for NEO GEO home system , I'm a collector too

I think CD-based system isn't a good collectables. I prefer cart games for collectables.


but my limit for a game is just $300, so I'm not a "hardcore-collector"

thanks

Big Bruno
10-19-2000, 11:05 PM
Well hmmmmmm.....

I guess both would be a good describition of me. I guess I would eventually like to own every cart, cd and mvs cart out there but only if it sells for what a feel it is worth...which is a lot less then what some claim they are worth. Although I do not buy them to resale which I guess is what a collector does. I buy to play or enjoy the games. I also buy crazy stuff like posters resins etc...

Eclipse
10-20-2000, 08:15 AM
I pretty much buy only what I like (or think I'll like), so that makes me a gamer. I can't see myself buying a game just to say that I have it if I know I wouldn't play it or enjoy it.

However, if you've been buying AES/MVS carts for years now and have a sizable chunk of the whole collection, I can understand wanting to get all of the carts. If I only had 10-15 to go to get the whole collection, I'm pretty sure I'd go for it.

BUT... I only have 10 MVS carts myself, so I personally don't think I'll be going for the whole collection any time soon. http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/smile.gif

NeoLord
10-21-2000, 09:05 PM
I'm a hardcore gamer myself. I own a Neo CD because some of the games have fantastic
music (Real Bout Fatal Fury has some chillin' tunes; it enhances the experience IMHO), I
own an MVS to get the games that were never released on home cart format (no hacked
home carts), and my cartridge system is there for those games that were released in home
cart format (I love the original Neo sticks). Do I collect? I collect game systems, but this is
to enhance my gaming experience. I own 2 Neo Pocket Colors (one for a spare), a
Dreamcast, PSX, and N64. My Neo's are my first love, and I cherish my SamSho and
FF collection (not to mention Metal Slug!). Yosha!

Shotgun!

pedu
04-08-2001, 12:47 AM
I'm a gamer for all system and collector for SNES + Neo AES (my 2 favorites)

Pedu

Shuuchan
04-08-2001, 01:11 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by gokusama26:
Hardcore Gamer. I don't just own one, or a couple, or a few consoles, I own alot. If you can name it, I probably have it. Even wierd Japanese ones (like a playdia, PC-FX, FM Towns Marty or Famicom Twin!) You would not believe the insane amount of video switchers hooked up to my TV. I still play pong occasionally, but I spend the most time with my DC right now. Of course, being unemployed helps free up game time. Does anyone think a Video Game Museum would work? Like somewhere in New York?

[This message has been edited by gokusama26 (edited October 19, 2000).]

That would be kick ass! *c'mon mom its a museum, their not games their art, so can I have some more quarters? http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/smile.gif*



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chohan
04-08-2001, 02:34 AM
I'm a gamer. But I think if I had all the money I would buy all the Neo cards there are and NGPC cards aswell... Kindoff both that is.

Cho



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Hyuri
04-10-2001, 02:09 AM
I consider myself a gamer first and foremost. Its just a nice little benefit that the games and game systems I love to play are collectors items. However it sure sucks alot from my wallet trying to satisfy my ever growing thirst for entertainment with old carts continuing to rise in price.

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homeslice61886
04-10-2001, 06:27 AM
Im al little of both.

LWK
04-10-2001, 07:10 AM
gamer first then collector.

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NSX-T
04-10-2001, 12:32 PM
When I was younger--&gt; 100% gamer

Now that I am 26 and a lot older--&gt;95% collector and 5% gamer. 5% because I still play w/ my older games that I grew up playing.

Moreover, the only time I play w/ new games is when I test if a game works or not.

DigiPunk
04-10-2001, 02:22 PM
I am first and foremost a gamer. I spent much more time playing games than trying to find and buy new games that end up sitting on a shelf.

Its hard not to deny the fact that I also like to collect. Like many collectors, I like a game in its original box with instructions. I wouldn't quite say I'm an EXTREME COLLECTOR that has to have all the obscure games. I play just about every game I buy, especially lately during my period of unemployment.

How many of you tend to be packrats with games? I sell very few of my games. I like to keep everything I've purchased, even if I don't play it too.

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Jackal
04-15-2001, 09:08 PM
I'm more gamer than collector.

Here are the systems I've got:

Supergun (GW HGA with Taito G-Net and MVS 1-slot)
Arcade cab with Taito F3 system
Neo-Geo CD
Dreamcast (modded), Saturn (modded)
PS1 (modded), US PS2
N64 (Doom 64)
Jaguar (3 games)
Turbo Grafx
SNES
Genesis

There is one "extreme collector" that I know personally. He's got the full Neo-CD library. I could not care less myself, as I pretty much have all the Neo-CD games I like (I don't give a rat's ass about Ironclad, Burning Fight or Master Of Syougi). If I buy a game, I want to PLAY it for Pete's sake. http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Of course, if I get tired of it and it becomes collectible- then I may consider selling.

DigiPunk- Guess I'm a packrat myself. http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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1otaku
04-16-2001, 01:45 PM
For me game playing and collecting are one in the same. Probably because of my experience as a comic book collector. I LOVE to play videogames, so even after playing games for a few years if you keep the ones you like you'll eventually have a collection. I do both collecting and playing on a daily basis. I will say though, that there have been some times I'll either buy or keep a game I'm not really fond of because I fell I SHOULD have it. Hey, not every Neo Pocket game is pure gold. Ha Ha!
Later.

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dragynchylde
04-16-2001, 02:15 PM
Both!Being a bachelor with a good job is great for the ole game collection! Personally I collect systems then I find the best games for that system. If I accidently buy a turd I'd sell it, but most of the time it's not worth it and I'll give it to a less priveleged buddy.Neo's different tho'. The carts are so hard to find in western Canada that I have to snap up the good(ss2) with the bad(ninja combat)just to play something new! But I just love uncommon systems! JVC x'eye,sega cdx, nomad, fricken virtualboy, NEO GEO, I love 'em all! 19 systems, over 200 games, $12,000 worth of stuff(what I've paid, not what it's worth). I keep almost everything, and play everything I keep.

"smoke 'em if ya got 'em"

edited for spelling

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Bobak!
04-16-2001, 04:15 PM
I was a pure gamer, but once I started earning money I also became a collector.

TonK
04-18-2001, 02:56 PM
Both, MVS though!

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Testament
04-18-2001, 03:06 PM
I'm a gamer but I'm getting to become a collector.

I already have on order the SNK Soundcollection of Yamazaki, KOF 96 AST, a Venessa statue and Kula statue.

I have the KOF Dreammatch for my DC, KOF 95 and Fatal Fury Wild Amibition for my PS, a KOF 94 and KOF 98 manga.

I'm still pissed off at my bro for selling my Fatal Fury 2 for the SNES. ARG!

I'm Neo-geoless though. The area where I live is Neo deprived big time. I never even seen a Neo Geo system in my life. http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/frown.gif

LWK
04-19-2001, 05:24 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Cros:
Hello all

Iíve been lurking around here for a couple days now and Iíve come up with a question for ya.

Itís obvious all of you are Neo Geo fans, but how would you go about describing yourselves. Do you consider yourself a collector (like people are with baseball cards) or game enthusiasts (you just enjoy the games for the machine).

Personally I consider myself a game enthusiast. My interest in Neo Geo stems from the KoF, Last Blade, Metal Slug and Fatal Fury series. Any game I have no fun playing, I have no interest in owning.

However I noticed at least some of you, like Shawn, are big into collecting most anything Neo Geo related.

Anyway, thereís no real point to all this. Iím just kinda bored and felt like posting.

ďI do as I please.Ē

Im a gamer first then collector.

thundr51
04-19-2001, 07:54 AM
I'm a gamer, but It's hard to not become a collector when buying MVS. i feel myself becoming a collector. I started off with KOF95 and KOF96. Through time I got KOF98 and recently I've acquired KOF99. Then I started thinking, all i needed was KOF94,kOF97 and kOF2k and i'll have the whole series! Plus since KOf94 and KOF97 are fairly cheap I can easily get them! Same thing with the Fatal Fury's. I already had FFS,RBFF,RBS,RB2 and Garou before I noticed that all I needed was FF1-FF3, and since these were REALLY old games I could easily get them! And so began my descent as a collector... I say that because I know i'll never play KOF94,KOF97,FF1 and FF2.Just the fact that i'll be able to scroll through the games on my 4 slot and see the changes SNK made throughout the years is good enough.

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GoSpits
04-27-2004, 04:41 PM
I agree that one can be a gamer, while owning a large collection. Whether that means we truly get to appreciate what we own, that's a different question.

As for the museum, I get excited enough for photos and articles online about retro games and online museums. Visiting one in person would be nirvana!

m_bish0p
04-27-2004, 04:44 PM
I am completely a gamer. I buy used 'hockey puck' games whenever I can. I only care that they play.

I have a cab with a 2-slot, and that's it. No NGH, no NeoCD, and no doubles of anything.

I only buy new when I can't get something used.

galfordo
04-27-2004, 04:55 PM
I used to be 60% collector, 40% gamer - but now I think I'm slightly more of a gamer. I do really enjoy both aspects immensely, however. I'm just starting to get into MVS, but still shudder at the thought of selling my home cart collection.

GunstarHero
04-27-2004, 05:04 PM
I hate this question as an 'either/or' ....plenty of us would be considered both gamers and collectors. In fact, I don't know a single game collector that just collects games, yet doesn't play them at all, despite what some of the anti-collector crowd around here would have people believe.http://www.emotipad.com/liteemoticons/Southpark.gif

Neo Ash
04-27-2004, 08:34 PM
Iíd say that Iím 95% collector and 5% gamer. My games spend most of their life in a dark cabinet; a few are still shrink-wrapped/sealed. What can I say, Iím anal about condition. I enjoy collecting. I do enjoy playing all my games, however my main focus is collecting this includes anything Neo related. Most Neo fans are either gamers or collectors; not many are in the middle. Because of the high cost and scarcity of many AES carts this scene naturally attracts collectors.

Hellsing
04-27-2004, 08:44 PM
I am a gamer only. I love my homecarts but I will never own the high bling bling ones. Thats what MVS is for. ;)

msu89dawgs
04-27-2004, 08:55 PM
I'm definitely one of teh gamerz. Started with AES, went quickly over to MVS. Hey, the carts are just as big, right?

Neo Ash
04-27-2004, 09:47 PM
The area where I live is Neo deprived big time. I never even seen a Neo Geo system in my life. http://www.neo-geo.com/ubb/frown.gif

I had never seen or touched an AES system in real life until I got my AES. This is a rare system...not everyone has one.;)

Evil Wasabi
04-27-2004, 10:14 PM
Haha Tonk, I'm wondering if anyone else noticed that this thread is well over 3 years old.

thewanderer
04-27-2004, 10:43 PM
I would consider myself both a collector and gamer I like to collect and play the games neo geo is not the only things I collect , I collect video games,records(vinyl), old cars from the 50's, 70's and 80's toys and anything possiable

for neo geo I like collectiong rare hard to find games but I'm not that anal about
condition for example everything in my collection are not all mint because I like to play them even my rare US release I say just enjoy them unless you plan to be buried with them well thats a different story keep them mint :rolleyes:

KOF RUGAL B.
04-27-2004, 11:18 PM
I'm both gamer and collecter. But the ones I really like and enjoy

StealthLurker
04-27-2004, 11:41 PM
I'd say I'm more of a collector, at least nowadays. When I was younger (grade school and highschool) I was more gamer. However, I've been collecting video game systems since grade school. Have at least one of *almost* every released foreign/domectic gaming console/portable. Also collect various arcade machines/boards.

As of January of this year, my main fetish is collecting JPN AES Neo games to mostly look at LOL. Doing pretty good so far just this year.. 56 carts and counting. Including some relative "rarities"/gems like Metal Slug (1,2,3,5), Pulstar, Blazing Star, Garou MOTW, Savage Reign, Kizuna Encounter, Ninja Masters, Magical Drop 3, Puzzle Bobble (conv), Shock Troopers 1 (conv), etc...

Tyrant
04-28-2004, 02:54 AM
I guess I'm more of a collector nowadays, however, I only collect the games that I really want.

Pepperachou
04-28-2004, 04:38 AM
I'm a gamer that collects games.

finngamer
04-28-2004, 05:50 AM
Both.

For Neo, I collect MVS games. For example I'm going to collect all KoF's, regardless of their similarities. But I don't need them complete. But I do require a box for them (but serials don't have to match). So, soon I'll have all the KoF's, but naturally I'm going to actively play only maybe two or three of them.

But Metal Slugs I do want as complete kits, with large marquees. I like Slugs so much, that it demands me to put some extra attention in collecting them.

thundr51
04-28-2004, 08:04 AM
woops ^_^;

Stokers
04-28-2004, 09:48 AM
I would say im both

I will usually buy games that i like to play - however i will try and complete every series i have Aof, Kof, FF, SS etc. i wouldnt buy something that i didnt like as a game despite its value or collectability.

Having said that tho i wont buy anything thats not in mint condition with a baggie for the manual. So i reckon im kinda both

Eskil
04-28-2004, 10:27 AM
I'm a gamer, but I think I'm also a bit of a collector too ;)

twalden
04-29-2004, 07:40 PM
Why do noobs bump old threads? :confused:

the.bet
04-29-2004, 08:45 PM
Both.

I enjoy playing the games I collect like a baseball card collector enjoys displaying or admiering his collection.

BaaL
05-02-2004, 11:40 PM
Both.

I enjoy playing the games I collect like a baseball card collector enjoys displaying or admiering his collection.

Except your "display" constists of an old liqour box in the corner of the room...

galfordo
05-02-2004, 11:44 PM
60% gamer - 40% collector. Maybe I already posted that. Fuck, who cares. Shit, this thread is old.

Ralf501
05-03-2004, 12:12 AM
Gamer here. I just collect Neo Geo titles that I like to play which are Vs fighting and side srolling or verticle shooters.

MistressDragon
05-03-2004, 03:03 AM
I'm a collector and a gamer. I usually play the game, but I keep everything in such mint condition that I add it to my collection after. I rarely sell anything, and my items date back to when I was a kid. Most situations are once I buy a system and games, they don't leave.

hateful_liar
05-03-2004, 03:35 AM
100% Gamer. Every game, system, peripheral or set up was bought with at the very least, the intention, of being played. The collector scene, doesn't really interest me. While those carts cases look awfully nice sitting on shelf, I simply cannot justify (or even find the funding if I wanted to) paying hundreds of dollars for a single game. It was the beauty of the Last Blade Series and MOTW that first brought me in to the neo, and the fun of the KOF' series, Samurai Showdown and other SNK classics that finally pushed me into MVS. No kits; just carts. I can buy more that way. ;)

Tyrant
05-03-2004, 04:30 AM
Yeah, it doesn't make sense to bump old threads.

What you should do is make an entirely new thread asking the exact same question so you can get flamed because there already was a thread asking the same question.

GunstarHero
05-03-2004, 06:03 AM
Yeah, it doesn't make sense to bump old threads.

What you should do is make an entirely new thread asking the exact same question so you can get flamed because there already was a thread asking the same question.

Actually you are almost correct. We prefer not to bump old threads here...I know I've seen the mods say why in the past but I can't remember....something along the lines of people can get confused and reply to insigificant posts. I mean c'mon, this thread is 3 years old...alot of the people who posted in it don't even come here anymore.

snesaes
05-09-2004, 01:32 PM
I'm a gamer for all system and collector for SNES + Neo AES (my 2 favorites)

Pedu



Hence, my name.

StealthLurker
05-09-2004, 04:55 PM
Yeah, it doesn't make sense to bump old threads.

What you should do is make an entirely new thread asking the exact same question so you can get flamed because there already was a thread asking the same question.

LOL. Good point.



Actually you are almost correct. We prefer not to bump old threads here...I know I've seen the mods say why in the past but I can't remember....something along the lines of people can get confused and reply to insigificant posts. I mean c'mon, this thread is 3 years old...alot of the people who posted in it don't even come here anymore.

This logic is flawed also. So once a topic has been discussed, it should never be brought up again? Because one, it's been in an old thread and you don't want to bump an old thread and two, people flame you if you ask a question/talk about something that's been talked about in the past.

So let me get this straight... if you're a new registered user that hasn't read the site before, you better get your Bachelor's degree in neo-geo.com forums and know every topic and thread that's been discussed ever and steer clear of such things?

Sorry if I sound like a prick, but the logic just doesn't add up to me. I'm all for forum etiquette and I can see how people may be annoyed by an ancient thread.... So my question is how should a person do it right? I guess you can't please all people... but what are the opinions of the people/admins and why?