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    Found AES in Loft After 17 Years

    Moved house in 2003 and forgot about it completely. Last month I was cleaning the loft and found it hiding in the corner! Jap console, 2 controllers, memory card and 5 games. Tested it and was surprised to find that everything is working just fine.

    https://imgur.com/a/DykUkVY

    Got straight on baseball stars 2 (my favorite aes game) and won all 15 games in the pennant race. Also had a go on fatal fury and managed to complete it somehow. Geese Howard is a joke, you go anywhere near him and he throws you!

    Iíve picked up a few more games recently but the current market prices are insane. In 2002 when I purchased the aes ,the 5 games in picture cost me £190 (40 each and 30 for aso2 due to damaged box). I recently saw baseball stars 2 euro sell on ebay for £250!

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    I'll give you 50 quid shipped for everything in the photo. LMK

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    Wow nice find. My loft turns into an oven during the summer, they wouldn't have lasted 17 years in mine. You very lucky they survived!

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    Not bad. Baseball Stars 2 is the best of the lot. 2003 though, you could have had a much more robust collection. That was the year I sold my collection to help pay for school.
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    I gotta say, if you moved and forgot about video games for 17 years, you must be doing something right.

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    How did you forget? You never thought, "I wonder what happened to my Neo Geo?"

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    Nice find! I didn't realize box protectors were a thing in 2003.

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    This screams 'give me attention' hard.

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    I sold my original collection in the late 90ís when I went to university. This collection was what I picked up during a visit to a cex in London in 2002. I had about £400 to spend so that got me the 5 games, memory card, console and 2 controllers.

    Other things were going on in my life and gaming went into the background. Iíve always played video games on and off my entire life. A few months ago I downloaded a free baseball game on one of the modern consoles (no names mentioned). It has good graphics/sounds but is so complex to play and was not fun at all. My mind immediately went back to baseball stars 2 which is the best baseball game Iíve ever played and then the neo came back to me. I wasnít sure if i still had it or had sold /lost it. When younger I had an amiga/c64/snes/megadrive all of which were sold. Basically Bstars 2 triggered the memory.

    Wyo Ė the box protectors are recent. I saw them on ebay and thought they would be perfect to preserve the games. My games were found in plastic bags. There are some ripples on the game boxes which I guess might have been caused by the heat in the loft? Iím not sure. But the main thing is they still work.

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    Hey man that's cool. I graduated high school in 01. If It wasn't for the internet I probably would have never went down the Neo rabbit hole, I dont know. My life changed for the worst when I discovered Neo-Geo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by borisb View Post
    There are some ripples on the game boxes which I guess might have been caused by the heat in the loft? Iím not sure. But the main thing is they still work.
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    that selection is so early/mid nineties, reminds me of a shelf I had.. good memories, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    I gotta say, if you moved and forgot about video games for 17 years, you must be doing something right.
    A rewarding job will do that for you but damn, 17 years? This guy is living the American dream for sure (or discovered drugs...)

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