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#221739 - 10/25/07 10:33 PM Why do you keep your games?
looney Offline
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Just out of curiosity, I wonder why we keep games. Me myself, I play an adventure game and I can't replay because I remember it too well.

But I still have a deep need to keep it and treasure it and put it in a special place. I just love to look at the game and sigh, and remember how great it was... happydance
And I hate to give up a game that I didn't like because maybe I might like it later... crazy

So tell me, why do you keep your games??
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#221743 - 10/25/07 10:43 PM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: looney]
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I replay. After a few years there's a lot I don't remember about a game, even a favorite one. And then when I replay I may start to remember certain things or I may have completely forgotten other things and they're like new.

I do keep some games that I may not replay -- more now than I used to. Amber and Lightbringer are two games that I've bought and sold/traded and bought again because I changed my mind and decided I wanted to play them again after all. I only get rid of games I don't think I'll ever replay -- if I can. Anyone want a copy of The Scroll? Didn't think so.

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#221749 - 10/25/07 10:58 PM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: Jenny100]
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Looney,

Every now and then I think, I really need to get rid of some of my games. But then I think, what if I want to replay it someday? I might not be able to get it again. I also have some that I probably will never play but they're still in my closet too. I have no idea why I can't get rid of them. duh wave

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#221761 - 10/25/07 11:45 PM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: TLC]
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I replay most of my games, especially the ones like Nancy Drew, where you can ask different questions or do things in a different order. I like trying to do chores or tasks differently than I did before and see if I get a different reaction.

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#221764 - 10/25/07 11:57 PM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: Mystery Lover]
Mad Offline
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Hi smile

I used to think I was ruthless about only keeping games in my collection that I knew I would want to re-play ....

And I do gradually work my way through and re-play games all my games. [Love 'em !! bravo]

But looking at just how many I HAVE kept, I think I'll have to re-define the word "ruthless" rotfl

Cheers.

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#221773 - 10/26/07 12:08 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: Mad]
teresa Offline
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I keep my games around my computer and like looney I like to look at them and remember the fun I had playing them. When there are no new games to be had I pick one and play it over again. Just cant seem to get rid of them, doesnt seem right, at least now I know I have company.

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#221787 - 10/26/07 03:23 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: teresa]
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In the past, I've had to sell and/or give away dozens of games because we were moving house to a different country and it would be too costly to take them all with us. A lot of the ones we did take were damaged or covered with mould so I had to throw them out.

I am now buying these same games again, if I can find them, just so I can replay them sometime in the future (am far away from pension yet). Also, I like looking at the shelf with all the boxes and have fond memories about those games.

Jenny100, what's so bad about The Scroll that nobody wants it? If you want to get rid of it, I might be interested, have never played it. wink


Edited by PolloDiablo (10/26/07 03:24 AM)
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#221804 - 10/26/07 04:55 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: PolloDiablo]
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Hi Looney. I keep my games because I love to replay them. I find the 2nd time around I notice so much more in the game and often discover things I missed. By replaying games I also become more adept at the controls in more difficult games.
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#221824 - 10/26/07 06:33 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Because I'm too lazy to get organized enough to sell off the ones I'll never replay smile . I keep looking at them and thinking how obsolete they are goining to be in a few short years. Then they'll be worth nothing frown .


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#221828 - 10/26/07 06:40 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: colpet]
joanieS Offline
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Looney, I feel exactly the same way. How comforting to know I am not alone. I have even replaced two older games I lost after loaning them out (never again) but have never replayed any of them. I keep thinking...someday I am going to play these again.
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#221836 - 10/26/07 07:04 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: joanieS]
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I DON"T keep my games- the minute I am done with it it's up for trade!!
The only ones that are keepers are Zork Grand Inquisitor and Sanitarium- they are my faves. I very rarely replay them , but I keep them so I can force friends and family to try them!

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#221838 - 10/26/07 07:08 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: joanieS]
looney Offline
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I knew I had some good company! thumbsup

I've gotten rid of games as soon as I'm done, thinking I'm done and won't replay. And funny enough, I've had to go and re-buy them, just because I might want to try them again! I don't tho, I just think I might! laugh
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#221861 - 10/26/07 08:09 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: looney]
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cool Looney just hit the correct button for me. There have been at least three games that I played and enjoyed, then sold. A year or so later I had a sudden wierd urge to play them again and had to rebuy them. I loved buying those games the first time, and for some reason I resented buying them the second time. Now I will get rid of a game only if I'm absolutely sure that I disliked it so completely that I could never possibly desire to play it again. (PENUMBRA was actually the only game I've gotten rid of in the last several years.)
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#221914 - 10/26/07 09:57 AM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: The Haze]
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Hey, they are part of the family, and everyone knows you don't sell your family wink puppy
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#222035 - 10/26/07 02:13 PM Re: Why do you keep your games? [Re: looney4labs]
RayBres Offline
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Laziness, Looney, sheer laziness. It's easier to keep them than get rid of them. sleep

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