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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by Pichu Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:50 pm

dtrack wrote:if you are a gamer then you only need a computer due to emulators. so if you into buying snes carts and saying you are not a collector that's basically saying you don't have enough money to be a "real" collector. lets face it.

Elaborate.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by harper Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:53 pm

Pichu wrote:
dtrack wrote:if you are a gamer then you only need a computer due to emulators. so if you into buying snes carts and saying you are not a collector that's basically saying you don't have enough money to be a "real" collector. lets face it.

Elaborate.

Oh I get it now, I must have read it weird the first time or something. Basically he's saying if you're not rich enough to buy every game ever that means you're not a real collector.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by GameMasterGuy Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:30 pm

harper wrote:
Pichu wrote:
dtrack wrote:if you are a gamer then you only need a computer due to emulators. so if you into buying snes carts and saying you are not a collector that's basically saying you don't have enough money to be a "real" collector. lets face it.

Elaborate.

Oh I get it now, I must have read it weird the first time or something. Basically he's saying if you're not rich enough to buy every game ever that means you're not a real collector.

No, I think he's saying that REAL collectors spend money on expensive PCs so that they can properly emulate any game they want.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by sabrage Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:39 pm

But of course! Somehow, simultaneously, the only way to be a "real collector" or a "real gamer" is to pirate!
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by DinnerX Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:48 pm

I'd say I'm confused, but I don't want to be redundant and repeat what has already been said.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by GameMasterGuy Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:59 pm

sabrage wrote:But of course! Somehow, simultaneously, the only way to be a "real collector" or a "real gamer" is to pirate!

I'm sure that BusomJack's collection would be better than all of our's despite our best efforts.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by harper Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:28 pm

GameMasterGuy wrote:No, I think he's saying that REAL collectors spend money on expensive PCs so that they can properly emulate any game they want.

Right. I'm just so not a real collector that I never would've guessed the real meaning behind such realness.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by Pichu Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:56 pm

harper wrote:
GameMasterGuy wrote:No, I think he's saying that REAL collectors spend money on expensive PCs so that they can properly emulate any game they want.

Right. I'm just so not a real collector that I never would've guessed the real meaning behind such realness.

Interesting. *Heads to newegg.com* :roll:
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by AppleQueso Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:25 am

DTrack is basically saying that those who insist on owning physical carts, but don't consider themselves 'collectors', are basically lying to themselves or something. If they really only wanted to play the games, they'd just buy a fancy PC and emulate.
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Re: Are you a COLLECTOR, or are you a GAMER?

by BoringSupreez Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:34 am

AppleQueso wrote:DTrack is basically saying that those who insist on owning physical carts, but don't consider themselves 'collectors', are basically lying to themselves or something. If they really only wanted to play the games, they'd just buy a fancy PC and emulate.

I think that's what he was saying, but I disagree with him. I was buying carts even before I was a collector, simply because I wanted the original experience.
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