Collector Insights

Tips, hard lessons learned and advice from our years as collectors


Humorous Lessons: The Results of Lending     by Marriott_Guy (19-Jan-10)

Like any other gamer or collector, I take great pride in the preservation of the spoils of war that reside in my Room of Doom.  I do not loan out my games to just anyone.  I made the unfortunate mistake of including my brother in my extremely limited ‘circle of trust’. Halo: Combat Evolved was our choice when it came … Read more


Most Expensive Systems to Collect For     by Marriott_Guy (25-Nov-09)

Though not a huge game collector, I do tend to invest in software for the more unique systems in my collection.  I enter into this fully aware that the games (for the most part) will see limited action and will require me to pay a premium due to their limited availability and/or production.  This is something we all encounter to … Read more


Annoyances for the Video Game Collector     by Marriott_Guy (26-Sep-09)

Every video game enthusiast absolutely loves adding a new title or system to their collection.  Whether it be a treasure that has been extremely elusive or simply an anticipated release for a current gen system.  We love them all and experience a certain rush with any new addition to our respective "Hero’s Chest".  On the flipside, a boatload of irritants … Read more


Insights on International Transactions     by Marriott_Guy (25-May-09)

As technology has developed through the years, the art of collecting in the video game arena has become a global experience.  Our quest for that last game to complete a system library is no longer limited to local garage sales, flea markets and the rare ‘Funcoland-type’ retail stores.  eBay, internet eCommerce sites and enthusiast forums have been the primary channels … Read more


Beginnings of a Collector     by Marriott_Guy (25-Aug-08)

As most of you know, I tend to write very detailed and somewhat technical articles on various video game systems, focusing primarily on the obscure releases.  When writing one of my last system reviews, a fellow RFG staff member recommended that I add a bit more color to my reviews; to add a bit more of my personality to them. … Read more


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