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Conina said:

Good for you, but not everyone needs physical objects with pretty pictures on it to get in that nostalgic mode.

For example you can put all your favorite pictures (boxart, screenshots, concept art, fan art) of your favorite games in your screen saver rotation... every time it is shown on your display, you can glance over at it, it brings back a little bit of the feeling you had when you played the game as a kid, and the memories you have associated with it. Including the digital store you bought the game, the good feeling that you didn't have to freeze in that snowstorm outside, the happy memories you had with your family instead while the console was downloading the game, and how eagerly you were to start the game, when the download was almost finished. ;)

I'm happy with my physical and digital collections, but don't think that young gamers born in a digital age will get less nostalgic in a few years because they had no physical box for their games. Other pictures, retro reports, emulated/ versions of their childhood-games on new devices, game soundtracks or retro youtube videos will be enough to get them in the same nostalgic mode.

I didn't imply that everyone needs a physical copy of something to get nostalgic. I mentioned that I have digital items I cheerish, so there's no need to point out what I already acknowledged. I was speaking for myself, which I made pretty clear. I said that I liked knowing there's a physical copy of Majora's Mask inside the box, and that's clearly one thing that's different to me compared to just a poster or a digital picture. As for the snowstorm, there were more things to that story than what I posted here, but even though you could find a just as memorable situation staying at home, you're generally more likely to be exposed to something more memorable when you step out of your comfort zone and everyday situations. This is one of the appeals of going out with your friends rather than partying at home, which can also be nice at times. Though in your last paragraph you proclaim to know that other people would be just as nostalgic based on different scenarios. That someone somewhere would, I have no doubt. But if it's as many in general or fewer? That's not something we should proclaim to know. There are plenty of studies that show people's behaviour and outlook on things changing from generation to chaneration, so it's not something that can be ruled out.



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Chazore said:

I can sort of agree to some extent, I used to be a guy who only bought physical copies and only loved physical (I too as even there touting my distaste for digital only gaming and how expensive it was at the time) but over the years things became more convenient for me, prices were cheaper and of course on my platform of pref I mod my games so modding a disk isn't really an option for me, especially since the game is then installed and I have no need to use said disk until I use a new rig.

There was also a time where I had my physical boxes all nicely lined up but after years and years the collections started gathering dust, getting scuffed from re-arranging my room/moving places and eventually I reached a point a few times where I was down on my luck with money and had to pawn off my physical games/dvd's, of course I had attachments to them but I also have really big attachments to all my pets, my cat died last Nov and I was devastated that I had to have him put down and had to bury him that same day, the fact that he's physically gone still upsets me but I know at the end of the day that physically I'll have to sell what I have, lose it or give it to someone else, in the case of my cat well he had to be buried like all people/pets since I'm not the type who wants to stuff him and place him atop my shelf for all to see (some people really go that far but I won't judge).

As for my games, the majority of them are digital and I always do reminisce about fond memories I've had of games I once played/still play simply by looking at trailers, cutscenes, listening to their OST's or simply seeing the Steam game banners, I don't really function in a way where I need to touch an object to know about it or get fond memories rushing back, I get those sorts of memories all the time, hell I still can't believe it;s been 4, nearly 5 years since I played Skyrim on my 360 followed by the early days of Google+ beta, sure I can't touch any of that but I;m happy enough to contain said memories and talk about them with friends, even while playing old games with friends do I get the fondest of memories, I managed to recently find a site that allowed me and a mate of mine to play C&C Red Alert 3, Kane's Wrath, Generals, Generals ZH, C&C 3 etc online once more with hundreds of other folk (EA/Gamespy cut their support years ago) and just sitting in the lobby of a game that's supposed to have dead online brings back so many memories and all this is digital.

I think if anything my external drive is probably the most important physical object to me since it contains a good portion of my games, all my photos I've taken over the years, wallpapers, music and the like that also spark memories of times long passed and for me I don't really need to touch any of those to get the nostalgic feelings, not everyone does mind you since you operate differently from me, I used to be like you as I said before but times change and I changed after a number of years to go from physical gaming to an all digital one.

Ah, no I understand and agree with your completely. The fond memories I have of playing games are actually rarely associated to me owning the physical copy. That is more of something extra on the side. With some few exceptions. For example, I remember my first day playing Zelda Ocarina of Time as one big event, from the clerk telling me that the shipment hasn't come in yet, and asking me to come back later, and when I came back an hour later, he told me the same thing. I went and read some gaming magazines in stores while waiting. Reviews were out and it got nothing but 99's and 100's. I went back, he told me the same thing. After a while, I finally got it, and rushed home. Looked at my pre order bonus (golden Zelda pin) and the back of the box on the way back in the train. And when I got home, I finally opened the game and checked out the manual. (Manuals were a thing back then.) And once I got to play it for myself, I think that's also my most memorable gaming moment with the game. So if I lost the box and the physical copy, it would be liek losing a bit of that experience in a way.
But generally that's not the case. What matters to me the most is my experience of playing a game, and it far outweighs what owning them physically adds. It's just something that I often want to have as well.

I also play Skyrim on PC because of mods. And I guess luckily for me, in that case I didn't mind not having the game in my physical collction, so it works out.
Not exactly sure what my criteria for that are, as I really enjoyed that game. Boxart tends to be one factor though. But there have been a few rare occasions where I've chosen digital out of convenience when I actually would have prefered a physical copy. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for example. I got it digitally because splitting the cost with a friend who shared my account would be significantly cheaper. And it's a fighting game which means there's a chance I may play it often, so not having to switch discs all the time would be a big plus.

My memories of playing games are the most important thing though. Froms playing Secret of Mana with friends for several weeks straight, to me pulling an all nighter playing the card mini game in the Japanese version of Final Fantasy 8 with a bottle of Nutella until the sun rose.
If I ever lost my gaming collection, I'd be sad of course. But I'd still have all my memories of playing the games, which is much more important to me. And listening to the OST's and such can sure bring back a lot of nostalgic memories and feelings in a more vivid way.
So owning my games physically, while it doesn't weigh as much as much as my memories of playing the games, it's still something I like enough to usually want to invest in as well.

I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Why did you need to put him down, if I may ask? I have two cats myself, and its my first time having pets, so I haven't experienced the loss of a pet yet, but I can imagine it being very painful. But when the time comes, I wouldn't want to have them stuffed either. =/



Hiku said:
Chazore said:

I can sort of agree to some extent, I used to be a guy who only bought physical copies and only loved physical (I too as even there touting my distaste for digital only gaming and how expensive it was at the time) but over the years things became more convenient for me, prices were cheaper and of course on my platform of pref I mod my games so modding a disk isn't really an option for me, especially since the game is then installed and I have no need to use said disk until I use a new rig.

There was also a time where I had my physical boxes all nicely lined up but after years and years the collections started gathering dust, getting scuffed from re-arranging my room/moving places and eventually I reached a point a few times where I was down on my luck with money and had to pawn off my physical games/dvd's, of course I had attachments to them but I also have really big attachments to all my pets, my cat died last Nov and I was devastated that I had to have him put down and had to bury him that same day, the fact that he's physically gone still upsets me but I know at the end of the day that physically I'll have to sell what I have, lose it or give it to someone else, in the case of my cat well he had to be buried like all people/pets since I'm not the type who wants to stuff him and place him atop my shelf for all to see (some people really go that far but I won't judge).

As for my games, the majority of them are digital and I always do reminisce about fond memories I've had of games I once played/still play simply by looking at trailers, cutscenes, listening to their OST's or simply seeing the Steam game banners, I don't really function in a way where I need to touch an object to know about it or get fond memories rushing back, I get those sorts of memories all the time, hell I still can't believe it;s been 4, nearly 5 years since I played Skyrim on my 360 followed by the early days of Google+ beta, sure I can't touch any of that but I;m happy enough to contain said memories and talk about them with friends, even while playing old games with friends do I get the fondest of memories, I managed to recently find a site that allowed me and a mate of mine to play C&C Red Alert 3, Kane's Wrath, Generals, Generals ZH, C&C 3 etc online once more with hundreds of other folk (EA/Gamespy cut their support years ago) and just sitting in the lobby of a game that's supposed to have dead online brings back so many memories and all this is digital.

I think if anything my external drive is probably the most important physical object to me since it contains a good portion of my games, all my photos I've taken over the years, wallpapers, music and the like that also spark memories of times long passed and for me I don't really need to touch any of those to get the nostalgic feelings, not everyone does mind you since you operate differently from me, I used to be like you as I said before but times change and I changed after a number of years to go from physical gaming to an all digital one.

Ah, no I understand and agree with your completely. The fond memories I have of playing games are actually rarely associated to me owning the physical copy. That is more of something extra on the side. With some few exceptions. For example, I remember my first day playing Zelda Ocarina of Time as one big event, from the clerk telling me that the shipment hasn't come in yet, and asking me to come back later, and when I came back an hour later, he told me the same thing. I went and read some gaming magazines in stores while waiting. Reviews were out and it got nothing but 99's and 100's. I went back, he told me the same thing. After a while, I finally got it, and rushed home. Looked at my pre order bonus (golden Zelda pin) and the back of the box on the way back in the train. And when I got home, I finally opened the game and checked out the manual. (Manuals were a thing back then.) And once I got to play it for myself, I think that's also my most memorable gaming moment with the game. So if I lost the box and the physical copy, it would be liek losing a bit of that experience in a way.
But generally that's not the case. What matters to me the most is my experience of playing a game, and it far outweighs what owning them physically adds. It's just something that I often want to have as well.

I also play Skyrim on PC because of mods. And I guess luckily for me, in that case I didn't mind not having the game in my physical collction, so it works out.
Not exactly sure what my criteria for that are, as I really enjoyed that game. Boxart tends to be one factor though. But there have been a few rare occasions where I've chosen digital out of convenience when I actually would have prefered a physical copy. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for example. I got it digitally because splitting the cost with a friend who shared my account would be significantly cheaper. And it's a fighting game which means there's a chance I may play it often, so not having to switch discs all the time would be a big plus.

My memories of playing games are the most important thing though. Froms playing Secret of Mana with friends for several weeks straight, to me pulling an all nighter playing the card mini game in the Japanese version of Final Fantasy 8 with a bottle of Nutella until the sun rose.
If I ever lost my gaming collection, I'd be sad of course. But I'd still have all my memories of playing the games, which is much more important to me. And listening to the OST's and such can sure bring back a lot of nostalgic memories and feelings in a more vivid way.
So owning my games physically, while it doesn't weigh as much as much as my memories of playing the games, it's still something I like enough to usually want to invest in as well.

I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Why did you need to put him down, if I may ask? I have two cats myself, and its my first time having pets, so I haven't experienced the loss of a pet yet, but I can imagine it being very painful. But when the time comes, I wouldn't want to have them stuffed either. =/

 

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Hiku said:


I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Why did you need to put him down, if I may ask? I have two cats myself, and its my first time having pets, so I haven't experienced the loss of a pet yet, but I can imagine it being very painful. But when the time comes, I wouldn't want to have them stuffed either. =/

It was a tumor between his stomach and lungs along with liquid intake nearing his lungs where it shouldn't be which over a month's period (could have been longer) caused his health to deteriorate and he lost weight pretty fast in that time, eventually he reached a point where he ate any sort of food and puked it up moments later which drove him to a point where he wanted food from you regardless of him puking it up. We had him checked and the scans showed the tumor, unfortunately he was 9 and in a not so great shape, having an operation would have killed him and I didn't really want to have that happen so I decided on the same day of the scans (he was still under after having them) to have him put down since the puking/tumor would have resulted in his death anyway. I dunno why but during that day we took him to the vets I had a weird feeling that he wasn't going to come back so I snapped some photos and gave him the longest hug I don't think I've ever given anyone, I think he knew once he was at the vets that he was going to go so he seemed calm and collect (some animals can smell or sense death with some vets).





                                       

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xl-klaudkil said:

Wauw,them discussion,

Hey off topic but can you do me a favor? Can you put a recent PS3 game case on top of a PS4 game case, and take a picture? I'm curious about the size difference between PS3 and PS4 cases.





Very nice collection... I can't top yours! But I'm pretty happy with mine, which is... something like 18 physical games. :P

Maybe I'll post a pic later.



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Chazore said:

It was a tumor between his stomach and lungs along with liquid intake nearing his lungs where it shouldn't be which over a month's period (could have been longer) caused his health to deteriorate and he lost weight pretty fast in that time, eventually he reached a point where he ate any sort of food and puked it up moments later which drove him to a point where he wanted food from you regardless of him puking it up. We had him checked and the scans showed the tumor, unfortunately he was 9 and in a not so great shape, having an operation would have killed him and I didn't really want to have that happen so I decided on the same day of the scans (he was still under after having them) to have him put down since the puking/tumor would have resulted in his death anyway. I dunno why but during that day we took him to the vets I had a weird feeling that he wasn't going to come back so I snapped some photos and gave him the longest hug I don't think I've ever given anyone, I think he knew once he was at the vets that he was going to go so he seemed calm and collect (some animals can smell or sense death with some vets).

That's so sad. =/ Hopefully he prefered to be put down than continuing like that. My cats are about 9 years soon. They were originally owned by our neighbours, but the cats kinda moved in with us on their own accord. Just ran in one day when they were kittens, and started coming back all the time, so we gave them food, and eventually they prefered to live here. We kinda had shared custody then. They could come and go as they pleased to our house, or theirs. Though they were with us for the most part. A while back, the original owners seemed like they were going to move. And one of my cats always wants to come into my bedroom, but I don't let him because he would jump on the bed and other places I prefer them to avoid after they roll around outside in sand boxes and stuff. But after hearing that, I let him in during the final days, and also took a lot of pictures and movies of him. Especially while he was in my bedroom and on my bed, where he's wanted to be for years.

Turns out though that only the mother was moving out, and not very far. About 5 minutes away from us. She did bring the cats with her, because supposedly her husband who still lives next to us, is allergic to cats. But the cats kept running back to us, and she said she came here and brought them back to her place about 10 times before giving up. Eventually, they asked us to fully take care of the cats, because she was moving, again, but much further away, and her ex husband was supposedly allergic. So they're ours now. I don't really know how often you're supposed to take them to the vet for a checkup though, but after hearing your story, I should look into it more properly. =/ Right now they seem fine, except they're afraid to go out due to all the fireworks. So for the first time ever, one of them have peed inside of our house. They're nice cats though, and I like to go for walks some times while they tag along. They follow you properly, back and forth.



Great collection, man. I can only hope to amass such a collection.



Awesome collections!

I have no where close to that amount (maybe 30 or so?), and I'm mostly digital now. I just don't have the room to keep the physical cases anymore...