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‘Why Collectors Collect’ – Written by a Video Game Collector

I love video games. Most people my age do, too, but it was a huge passion of mine growing up and continues still today. Someone asked me why I had so many old video game systems and games for them when all of these newer systems. The easy answer is, "because it's my collection," but why have a collection? Do I really get use out of all of my video game stuff I've collected over the years. I play them sometimes, but of course I don't play every game I have every day.

I had to think about it for a moment and dive deep into my soul to find the real reason I collect what I collect.

My answers may be the same for others who collect other items. Here are a few reasons why collectors collect.

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Yard Sale Find of the Century – Box of NES Games for $1 Each

As you may or may not know, I'm a retro gamer. I love new games, too, but have a passion for older video game, especially the 8-bit Nintendo. You can image my shock and awe when I found this yard sale selling his old NES games for only $1 each!

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New “Mad Max” Video Game Trailer Is Released

If you are a child of the 80's and/or a fan of the Mad Max movie franchise, this game might be for you. I stumbled upon this trailer and decided I take a couple of minutes out of my busy day to check it out.

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Gamer Proposes to Girlfriend Via Custom Role Playing Game

If you're a gamer and you find yourself a girlfriend who also loves spending marathon sessions in front of a screen you should probably seriously consider locking her down for life.

That's what Redditor Marchaka was thinking with his special lady Michelle, who shares his passion for video games. So, despite his limited coding experience, Marchaka decided to craft an elaborate role playing game for Michelle that would end with a marriage proposal.

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World’s Biggest Time-Waster Spends Six Years Playing Video Games in Internet Cafe

Life is all fun and games for one man in China.

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Clever Dad Hacks Donkey Kong Game So Daughter Can Play As a Girl

Equal rights have finally come to video games.

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Five-Year-Old Boy Spends More Than $2,500 on ‘Zombies Vs. Ninjas’ App

Everyone knows it costs money to raise a child, but it’s the unforeseen expenses that really add up.

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Groupon CEO Leaks Own Resignation Letter, References ‘Battletoads’

Andrew Mason, now-former-CEO of Groupon, resigned today. Well, actually, he was more fired, really. And he told everybody. How do we know? Because he also publicly released his own letter of not-resignation, because it was going to leak anyway. Here's what it said.

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Dad Hires Virtual Hitmen to ‘Kill’ Video Game Addicted Son

Feng's son Xiao had been a good student with a promising future. But according to Feng, who lives with his son in China, Xiao got really into video games in high school and his obsession was such that he hadn't found a job or moved out of the house by 23.

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Game Over: World’s Largest eBay Video Game Collection Sells For $1.23 Million

Holy Halo, Batman. The world’s largest video game collection ever sold on eBay fetched a whopping $1.23 million dollars. That’s 1.23 million gold coins Mario would have to collect to afford such a massive library of awesome.

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They’re Shaking, Not Stirring, Six Bond Movies Into One Game

The whole “Let’s turn a James Bond movie into a game thing” rarely works out well. We can’t even remember a decent one since GoldenEye 007  for the Nintendo 64 was the dorm game du jour back in 1997. Activision, though, is

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Guess What Parents? Nintendo Wii Isn’t Actually Making Your Kids More Fit

Parents, don’t let your kids fool you into getting them a Nintendo Wii with promises that it’ll make them exercise more. A newly released study says that’s just a bunch of bologna.

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