2014-02-14-BFP1197-thething


1197 The Thing To Do.

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After I’m not sure how many months I’ve finally begun the process of sorting through my stuff and organizing it into my work/sleep space in a way that looks less like a refugee camp. I’m also accepting the fact that once I’m done with most games I’m done with them forever, so it’s okay to either store them, or get rid of them. Unfortunately old games, especially if they are a system hence are basically valueless. Which is actually kind of a good thing. Usually it’s because that content is always available on other platforms as a download. So it won’t disappear. Others will be able to experience it, but I don’t have to be the steward of it anymore. I will probably sell all of my Genesis stuff, because even when they were new I didn’t really like the games. Sonic The Hedgehog is fun, but the novelty wears off fast. Almost as fast as the titular character. Most of my N64 games are also terrible, if I’m honest. They seemed great at the time, but really there were only a couple of gems. I may get rid of the N64 as well.

The NES and SNES I’m not sure about. New controllers never quite get the solid feel of the real thing. Also, the buttons are always placed incorrectly. It’s like they don’t know how thumbs work anymore. The SNES controller is just about the most perfect one ever. I have a Wii classic one and it’s just not right. They missed the mark slightly. It feels incorrect. I hate for the original feel to be beyond me grasp if ever I feel nostalgic for it. I don’t forsee that being a problem with any system apart from the SNES/NES. Maybe the Dreamcast, but the jury is out on that. Powerstone on the PSP pretty much captured the feel and that’s about all the Dreamcast I care to remember. The Capcom games are out there still. I just have to find them.

Anyway this is just some housecleaning I’ve needed to do for a long time. I don’t have to make the decisions right away, but if any of you collect Genesis stuff I’m open to hearing your offers. My stuff is not rare, but it is in nice shape. It’s just really hard to find a TV you can connect the thing to now…