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Gaming regrets?
Posted: Posted May 24th
Edited May 24th by S.O.H.
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Do you have any regrets when it comes to gaming? A game you bought full price which turned out to be dog shit? A game you decided not to purchase that would later become a collectible? etc etc?

Personally, my biggest regret was not buying one of these 14 years ago:



Nintendo was selling them for $100. At that time I was nothing but an 11 year old boy. I am sure I could have convinced my parents to pick it up for me as a birthday gift or what have you. I remember seeing the website for it and it was glorious.

This is the only AD I could dig up for it. (I remember there being 2-3 in total)



This machine still interest me but unfortunately it has shot up in price over the last few years. If I ever ran into it at a gaming expo, fleamarket, garage sale I would be more than willing to spend up to $120 for it. Just to satisfy my twisted needs. But any thing more than that is a hard pass from me.


The other regret I have (which is not as big) is not purchasing one of these



And while some of you might say: "S.O.H. dont you have a vita? You can play that things entire library and then some!" While you would be correct... IDC. I really liked the form factor of this machine and the fact that it is pocket size. (I actually have a psp 3000 lying around somewhere which I dont use.

I am not as distraught about not having one of these as I am with the gameboy micro (not really distraught just a missed oppurtunity) But end of the day these two items would make me very happy to have because I think they are cool looking and I really like the pocket size factor of each.

Here is an ad for it:




Last but not least is this:



I can buy one of these now....but realistically after owning 2 iterations of said handheld already and trading them off/ giving it away as a gift it would make no sense to me to do so. I find something.....charming? about these things. The concept of which makes since on paper... but it is so fucking absurd to see one in the wild.

here is an ad:



it looks like some sick twisted april fools prank... but it is not.


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A game you bought full price which turned out to be dog shit?


No Man's Sky. I justified not refunding it on the basis that it would be better a couple years down the road.

It's been a few years now and it's still dog shit.

Posted May 24th by Xhin
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Selling Rule of Rose worth 250£ now sold for 7

Edited May 24th by Brandy
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I paid actual money for the first Harry Potter game on PS1. Even though I was like 11, I knew it was bad. It was the first game that I thought was dog shit. There were other games that I played as I kid that I knew weren't of great quality, but there were reasons that I liked them. Sorcerer's Stone was dog shit.

I also paid actual money for The WarZ, now renamed to Infestation: Survivor Stories, a DayZ rip-off made by a scam artist. It was so shit that it was the first game that I paid for that I removed from my Steam account.

Edited May 24th by Cruinn-Annuin
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When I was about 25, I got laid off from my job at the time and was searching for work. During that time period I decided to sell some of my games and systems. This has lead to some regrets:

  • I sold my PSone console that I bought when I was 18 and I barely got $15 for it when I originally paid $50 at Best Buy.
  • I also sold my GameCube that I bought a couple years later, I think I got around $30 when I originally paid $100.
  • I sold off a bunch of games ranging from SNES/PS1/PS2/GC/XBOX. Again, I got hardly anything for them but originally paid full price. To add salt to the injury the prices of many of those games today have gone way up.

  • One of my other regrets is not getting my old CRT TV from my parents house before they threw it out. It was an Emerson 19 inch TV that I bought in early 2002 and still worked perfectly. Problem was I was still active duty at the time and didn't have room for it in my barracks room. Then about 5 years ago, my father thought it didn't work (even thought I had told him many times that it still did and I still had the remote) and threw it out without asking me first. I wish I had found a way to bring it up with me before he did that.

    Over the years I have re-bought many of the things I sold off long ago, somehow I ended up with 2 GameCubes. I bought a original PlayStation that is modded to play burned games which I probably wouldn't have done if I still have my original PSone console. Now I pretty much hold onto every console and game I get which is why I now own over 20 consoles and a ton of video games much to the annoyance of my wife.

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    Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii). Played 30 minutes and returned to walmart. I'll never touch a Good-Feel game again.

    Posted May 24th by Bubba
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    No Man's Sky. I justified not refunding it on the basis that it would be better a couple years down the road.

    It's been a few years now and it's still dog shit.


    Really? I've heard that it has improved a lot since launch.

    Posted May 24th by Vandy
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    Steam in general. Bought several games on the cheap that I never touched. The only game I really played on the platform was Dark Souls. I'm tempted to pick it up for the Switch, but its tough paying $40 for a game that you bought for $5 6 years ago.

    Posted May 24th by Bubba
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    I paid actual money for the first Harry Potter game on PS1. Even though I was like 11, I knew it was bad. It was the first game that I thought was dog shit. There were other games that I played as I kid that I knew weren't of gret quality, but there were reasons that I liked them. Sorcerer's Stone was dog shit.


    I actually liked that game as a kid.... fuck the chess level though. I never beat it :(

    Posted May 24th by S.O.H.
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    Back when I was 12 or so I wanted some money to buy another game (forgot which) and so I sold my N64 copies of Super Mario 64, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Snap, Toy Story 2, Bomberman 64, and Bomberman Hero. With many of them the other people bought them at such low prices (in 2002). I think in total I probably didn't get more than $50 and now those total would probably be at least $120, especially the Bomberman games. This low price was true for Pokémon snap which my mom misspelled then someone bid on it for 99 cents (once a bid was placed you couldn't edit the ad) then nobody else bid on it because nobody could find it misspelled.

    That was my only regret for a long while.

    Later two games wrecked me for preordering to the point that from 2014 until 2 days ago (with my preorder of Mario Maker 2) I only ever preordered Smash Bros or a Rockstar game. Those two games were Assassin's Creed III and Watch Dogs. Assassin's Creed III was just ok but I feel that I didn't need to preorder it, then they added a shit ton of DLC and it just made me feel cheated. Watch Dogs I was super hype for but the product wasn't what they promised exactly. After Watch Dogs specifically I just stopped preordering for a while. I usually end up getting the games like a year later for heavily reduced prices (we're talking down to $20 or less).

    Only game I can remember buying where I eventually said "wow that was not great, what was I thinking?" was when I got Excite Truck. It was kinda fun but heavily lacking in any replay value.

    Posted May 24th by Fox Forever
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    I paid full price for devil may cry 4 on xbox 360 and hated it. Of course I bought it on suggestion of my friend.

    He liked it at least. I don't like it at all.

    Posted May 24th by I killed Mufasa
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