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Why I'm not going to add my game collection here

On 02/26/2013 at 11:08 AM by mothman

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Those who know me from 1UP know that I managed to gather over 700 games during my gaming "career". I thought about adding them here but then decided not to bother. Why?:

It would be the fifth time I've done it. My first list was at Gamespot back when I actually used to participate there. That seems like several lifetimes ago. I mainly went there to post on the Playstation V2 and Nocturnal Storms boards and when the PS V2 board started to die and the NocStorms people moved away to the I stopped frequenting GS.

I tried again to add my games on IGN but that site left me cold. I still have an account there but other than reading news and reviews I feel no connection to that site. I log in so infrequently that if I do I have to reset my password because I have long since forgotten it.

Then I found 1UP. It took a while but I became active on that site and once again tried to add my collection. I say tried because I was never able to get all my games on there. I was frustrated because the site did not know quite a few of my games. Echo Night comes to mind but there were many others.

I also added some of my collection on VGChartz. Not sure why, I must have been bored. I go there because they sometimes post news before it shows up anywhere else. I like news. :)

Ok, after all that the main reason I'm not going to do it again is because my time as a collector is over. Every day I add more of my games to my seller account on and I've been doing quite well. I'm doing this partly because I'm attempting to clear out the past and mostly because my family needs the money. Anything that has a value must go. Not just the game collection but my records, DVDs, CDs and anything else that's not nailed down.

So my collection is now inventory and will continue to dwindle until I stick the ones that are worth less than ten bucks apiece in a box and sell them at a yard sale. I wonder if anyone will ever be interested in my PS1 version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? That's actually my daughter's game and she's welcome to it, POS that it is.

Does this mean that I will stop gaming. Hell no! I'll keep right on gaming until I lose my religion permanently.




Chris Yarger Community Manager

02/26/2013 at 11:11 AM

I was going to add my entire collection as well. But seeing how expansive it is, I think I'm only going to add my absolute favorites for now then possibly add any future acquisitions accordingly.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 11:14 AM

I completely understand. I wouldn't really do it either. I think pictures of the collection are a better way to do it anyway. 


02/26/2013 at 11:23 AM

I'm so OCD that it's a compulsion, lol. I'm going one system at a time, though. And I'm not adding games that I'm not keeping - I've got a few of those. Some I'm giving away to friends and family, some I'll sell to Bull Moose Music, they'll give me a reasonable price for them, especially since I'll want store credit instead of cash.

I'm sorry you are having to sell off your games and music. Although I also got rid of my vinyl recently due to space reasons. It went to a good home with my boss.

Super Step Contributing Writer

02/26/2013 at 11:29 AM

I added my whole collection this morning, but go to my profile, and ask me if you think that was hard. lol

Not counting the games I'm pretty sure my brother owned and I just played on NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, and Game Boy (which I filed under "wish list," since I never owned them and he moved out and sold most of it I think), I only have 30 or so across my own Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color (I literally only remember owning Pokemon Pinball), GBA, DS, Gamecube, and Android phone (plus Pokemon Blue, which I owned, and I think the Game Boy became a hand-me-down at that point).

I've been gaming since I was four, but because my family loves to rent, not buy, that's all I got. I should, however, start selling some of this on Amazon that I don't play, as like you, I could use the cash. I hope you make a good many Benjamins on your stash, sir!


02/26/2013 at 11:36 AM

I thought it would be too much work to enter everything in again (after doing it all at 1UP), so I just add in whatever I'm playing as I go. It'll build up over time.


02/26/2013 at 11:59 AM

Here's an easy way to add the entire game collection:


Just create a .txt file with each game on a new line and upload

Nick DiMola Director

02/26/2013 at 01:36 PM

Thanks for pointing that out, Baron. That's definitely the quickest and easiest way to add games if you so choose to. It goes pretty quick that way, even if you have lots of games.

I added all mine via that tool and as you can see... I had quite a few to get in there Smile.


02/26/2013 at 11:40 AM

I was debating about not adding but since I want something cataloging my collection I figured I may as well do it again since it doesn't bother me too much just hate having to go through all the games again. But then again I did get a lot more games over the past few months so I figured it'll be a bit worth it again.


02/26/2013 at 12:11 PM

I don't want to seeing how much time it's going to take, but I think eventually I will add them. I gave up on adding them to 1Up because I couldn't find a good number of games on their lists. I already have everything (I've been lagging) on Backloggery but I'll give this one a shot too


02/26/2013 at 12:42 PM

I don't really collect games, so it was pretty easy to add mine. I think it was like 250 total. I didn't add my sports games that have just magically materialized over the years. Except for Base Wars (NES). I love that game. 

I just try to stick to the games I know I love and will play down the line. I, unfortunately, never seem to sell games that I don't play so the list keeps getting bigger. The only game I ever sold was Grand Theft Auto IV. I really didn't like that game. I'd also sell Spectral Force Genesis for the DS if anyone would actually take it, haha.


02/26/2013 at 01:37 PM

I stopped adding games to my 1up because it was cumbersome, but the system here is more user friendly even if there are no pics of the games.  One day I will at least put up my 360 and ps3 list.  For now I am just entering as I play them so the list is kind of current and I can keep track of my backlog completion....I hope Laughing

Nick DiMola Director

02/26/2013 at 01:42 PM

One day I intend on making the collection space a little flashier. It's going to take a bit of work (our games database is nowhere near extensive enough), but I'd love for it to feature box art and more data on each game. Of course, it's imperative that it remains quick and easy to use, so I need to put quite a bit of thought into how to do that.

In the meantime I've got quite a few other upgrades to make, so to the backburner this goes.


02/26/2013 at 01:48 PM

I'll list my PS3 and the Wii U (if I buy one) collection but not Steam or anything older. I keep my PC list at Game Debate.






02/26/2013 at 10:35 PM

I may get around to adding mine, but I don't have a lot of free time now.  It sucks having to sell off stuff you care about, man.  I've been there. Had to sell off a good chunk of my stuff to get through college.  With a worthless degree.  I wish you luck.


02/26/2013 at 10:42 PM

One thing about PixlBit that I miss from 1UP is having images of the game box art for your game collection. So I'm not as motivated to add my collection here. Just been adding a few every day or two.

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