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Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Berzerk » Tue May 22, 2018 3:18 pm

To me all this is getting out of hand with limited run games minis and now the special edition releases of the Meg Man games. I can already see scalpers licking their chops. They always say that this is how many are being released but I want to see the real numbers that make it to store shelves before going through greedy companies employees hands. I have seen first hand of Walmart warehouse employees tracking shipments of items to grab them up. Gamestop employees hiding things in the back. I used to know a guy who worked at Gamestop.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/0 ... t_them_all
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby CBThatGuy » Tue May 22, 2018 3:20 pm

I can understand the appeal of such rereleases, but since I still own my original copies it's not for me.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby GamingWizardC75 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:29 pm

way too pricey. i have the Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 and i am getting the Mega Man X Collection when it comes out.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Biggsy666 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:07 pm

I love it, can't wait for the fad to die and i'll be able to pick em up on the car boots (flea markets) for next to nothing.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Berzerk » Tue May 22, 2018 4:19 pm

You think about it you might as well buy the originals because you are not going to physically get your hands on one retail you are going to end up paying scalper prices. I just think that other companies will follow and start doing the same thing to get a buck. Let’s muddy up the collectors market with reproductions. I want to see how the anti reproduction collectors back peddle and say well it’s by the original company. No! It’s a glorified reproduction for cash cow purposes. Also can people stop using the word gem sounds like a little school girl way to describe things. It has started. Bet YouTubers will be beating them selves up to be the first one to do a unboxing video.

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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Sabkahn » Tue May 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Companies like Limited Run games can go fuck themselves and go bankrupt. I can understand that for their first couple of releases that they made a low print run to test the waters, but by now they should know that demand is way up there but for some stupid reason they keep print runs low. And no: I don´t buy their claim that the developers decide the size of the print run, that´s bullshit, any dev interested in making money that knows that their game is selling would whant the print run to be as large as reasonably possible, there is just no reason to have it ultra-limited.

As for these limited Aniversary re-releases of cult games on original hardware I don´t mind those too much. In most cases the original releases is avaiable for a fairly low to dirt cheap price and they are meant as a novelty collector´s Item anyway.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Berzerk » Tue May 22, 2018 5:19 pm

When robbing collectors was not on the mind of companies.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Berzerk » Tue May 22, 2018 6:34 pm

Well at least one good thing comes out of it the other collectors will be to busy buying these on eBay so may get some good deals on original stuff. Question is why such a limited run on them? This will be the beginning of the reproduction of a reproduction cartridge.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Zerohour2k12 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:49 pm

Rereleases are good when done right though..... :D Nostalgia is always a plus.... but not alway...
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby FFTHEWINNER » Wed May 23, 2018 12:10 am

Biggsy666 wrote:I love it, can't wait for the fad to die and i'll be able to pick em up on the car boots (flea markets) for next to nothing.

the "Fad" will never die lol. the prices will get lower,but collecting old consoles and old games will never die as long as new consoles and new games are still being made because people will always harken back to "the golden age of gaming" :)

on topic,it is cool,but they should make more copies of each game imo.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby Moandain » Wed May 23, 2018 12:45 am

I remeber when EB told employees they had to preorder to get a game day 1 and if they didn't they had to wait a week to buy a copy. Even then they could not buy multiple copies till a week after that.
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Re: Is this getting out of hand?

Postby gamegeek » Wed May 23, 2018 6:13 am

I still remember beating megaman 2 on nes using bubbles to kill the final boss i believe was dr wiley.
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