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How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114544
09/18/03 06:11 AM
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For me it's years. "Blade Runner" may have been running on the spot for three years so far.

Some I could plead I'm waiting for a rainy afternoon. Some others I need to admit to myself I'm not likely to ever play them and find them better homes.


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114545
09/18/03 06:22 AM
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Black Dahlia has been on my shelf for 2yrs. I have an older system and a newer one, and can't get it installed on either one. duh I keep trying and hoping though...

Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114546
09/18/03 07:29 AM
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I have several unfinished games that've been sitting on various hard drives for years. But one that never even made it out of the box?

I guess it must be Clandestiny. I've had it about five years. Still in the shrink wrap.

Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114547
09/18/03 07:41 AM
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Don't feel bad, Peter....I too have Blade Runner sitting unplayed for a couple of years now. I even have the big Strategy Guide. lol

I have so many unplayed games & it seems that if I don't play them pretty much right after acquiring them, they gather dust. I have a nice collection of dust.

laugh Love, Jen laugh


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114548
09/18/03 07:53 AM
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I played Escape from Monkey Island earlier this year or it might of won. I bought it new for $45 and now you can pick it up for $4.99. My dust count works by money instead of years lol

Two games that might eventually win the title at my home are Versailles: A game of Intrigue and Messiah. Neither one appeals to me and have been sitting on my shelf for eons smile

Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114549
09/18/03 08:02 AM
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You don't want to know Peter! eek Shhhhhhh....Syd and Laura. whistle

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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114550
09/18/03 09:52 AM
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Syd sneaks in to whisper

Lost in Time has been sitting patiently since 1993 keeping company with DreamWeb from '94, Kingdom 1: Far Reaches from '95 and a bunch from '96 (it appears '96 was a good year for buying and storing games) lol

I'll go quietly now Dee and Laura - really I will and I won't make a fuss at all laugh


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114551
09/18/03 10:08 AM
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I know about Dee's game uhhh teetering tower, and - but the true neglected games are in the closet of darkness. But I am not saying any more. whistle

I have some games that I probably will never get to. Little Deadline and The Scoop. The two Incas and their other game friends. - But they are nesting and have made such a sweet home in their cob webbed space. Well gee, I just can't bring myself to disturb the little critters. I could let them roam - perhaps return to the wild. But I guess I would miss them. frown





Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114552
09/18/03 10:15 AM
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My oldest unplayed games are about 3 years old, and are action/adventure: Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. They may stay unplayed forever, or unless I get desperate.

Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114553
09/18/03 10:17 AM
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10 years Syd? I've got ages to go yet!


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114554
09/18/03 10:35 AM
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Yep Peter 10 years laugh Looks like that game really is Lost in Time lol lol


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114555
09/18/03 10:56 AM
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I've only been playing for 1.5 years and have managed to amass 23 unplayed games so far, so the oldest one is Zork Inquisitor, from 04/02 -I'd keep reading about this or that fantastic game and collect it when I got a chance for fear it wouldn't be available again. So now have made a pact with myself not to buy any more until the pile goes down some more.

The last game i bought was....let's see-oh yes, the time in Office Max 3 months ago when I spotted TR Cronicles for 9.99-I really went in there to do some zeroxing.

That's the BAAGs syndrome-you have to buy it because there probably won't be another chance and when you really want it -gone, nowhere to be found!

Which leads to the CD (collecting dust) syndrome because there's always another game that you want to buy instead of the ones you already have so you
play it(hopefully) instead of one thats CD.The worst pile-ups occur when you buy another 3or 4 games before you get a chance to play that one, ect. ect.

We're all NUTS! But ain't it fun!


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114556
09/18/03 11:21 AM
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holy cow........i still have TEXT adventure games that i need to play!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114557
09/18/03 11:50 AM
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Probably the oldest unplayed acquisitions in my official game dresser drawer are Monkey Island Madness (1 & 2) and Kyrandia 2. I played MI 3 and 4, and I played Kyrandia 1, so that makes sense to play the others. Just won't get to them for 20 years or so. laugh

I too, have made pacts with myself to stop buying until the pile goes down. In fact I do it every several months, when I look up at the towering pile of games and I can no longer reach the game at the top. laugh But I always break my pact when promising games come out.


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114558
09/18/03 12:11 PM
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I have had Blade Runner and Anachronox on my shelf for it seems like forever. I also have Of Light and Darkness which I did load once, took off immediately, and will probably never install again.


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114559
09/18/03 05:02 PM
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I think I bought Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine in 1999. I haven't played it yet, though I think I opened the box at some point to see what was included with it. I intend to play it with my brother some time. But we have a few other games to play through ahead of it.

Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114560
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I'm not really qualified to post in this thread since I don't store my games on shelves. smile


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114561
09/19/03 12:14 AM
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My unopened boxes start from early 1999, before that I at least made time to open each one and load it to be sure it played. Then they started piling up faster than I could check them out, of course I had joined GAMEBOOMERS, what else????
Haven't finished a game since Amerzone a few months ago, working on a couple, but very slow. Like that other thread, too much time reading, & reading GB and posting. lol


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114562
09/20/03 12:20 AM
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Wow, syd, that's impressive. Oldest one on mine's about 5 yrs or so.


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114563
09/20/03 12:21 AM
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Wow...let's see...Atlantis II has sat on the shelf for over 2 years now...I think it's the "old-timer." Also still "parking" are: Tomb Raider, Normality, Dust: Tales of the Wired West, Jack Orlando Director's Cut, and oh heavens...now that I look at my shelves, I don't think I could list them all without contracting carpal tunnel syndrome.

Guess I need to spend less time reading and typing in this forum and more time playing, huh? Gee...but y'all are so much fun...you're almost like a game yourselves! (With less inventory, but almost as much puzzle solving at times!):-)


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114564
09/24/03 11:02 PM
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Like SPETSIA I too had Black Dahlia sitting around unplayed for I figure about 2 years. My old computer couldn't handle it, and my new computer is XP. However thanks to INFERNO's hard work I got it to play on my new computer and just finished it last week. Very enjoyable game!

As I was preparing to put it up on eBay this past weekend though, I was getting the original box out to go with it and found CLUE CHRONICLES - FATAL ILLUSION which I didn't even know I had! How long it's been hanging around I haven't a "CLUE", probably another 2 or 3 years!

Mark

Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114565
09/25/03 06:01 PM
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I can't last more than a week without starting a game. if a game lasts a week on my shelf it is not a good sign.


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Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114566
09/25/03 06:17 PM
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Aha! A trick question.

I have at least four games sitting on the shelf uncompleted. All, BA2 and TLJ being two, came to a screaching halt due to techincal difficulties that await various system upgrades. Maybe I will get to them eventually. Maybe not.

I recall many games that I never finished because, after a few minutes/hours, I said this one is not for me. I don't like it.

What I don't recall is every purchasing a game, and then never giving it an install or a cursory play.


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They toll for thee.
Re: How long has a game sat on your shelf? #114567
09/26/03 12:54 AM
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Several still sit there two years later. The Tomb Raider games, Clandestiny, Obsidian ( I know, I know, play it!)

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