Over $450 on an Xbox 360 plus Saint's Row. Then I bought GTA IV the day it came out. The games + the system = complete shit.
I'll stick with my SNES and other old school systems from now on.
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I'm pretty happy with almost everything i've picked up. Biggest waste of money was Mutant League Football for the megadrive. Not being american, i have no idea what's happening. That's ten bucks i'm never getting back
edit: I had completely blanked Road Rash 64 out of my mind. Another $15 down the tube. I'm glad i didn't buy them back in the day...
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My biggest regret is spending like $135 for a famicom disk system that doesn't work, and buying 2 games for it. $25 each. The games were even re-written on, and relabeled. Man, I need to make that sucker work.
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Before I bought either of the collecting guides, I came along a VIS complete with 27 "games" 2 controllers, a few interactive books, cable and the original box for the system- all for 35 bucks. I had never heard of the VIS before, so I decided to give it a try (about this time I should add that I passed on a 5200 still IN THE BOX). I stored it for a while before I decided to try it- on the same day I recieved DPG Advance.
I feel used to this very day (but I kept it- make a decent cd player)
$350 for a boxed Genesis...too bad it didn't friggin' work lol
Biggest regret? Buying a Wii instead of an Xbox 360 and also pre-ordering Sonic Unleashed for the PS2.
I wish I could get that money back. ¬¬
My biggest videogame collection error was selling off my boxed NES, Genesis and collection of games for less than $200 back in the early 90s, but my biggest spending error was probably what I spent on CIB Atari games on Ebay this past year.
Another error was selling off my CIB Gameboy Color and CIB GBC games including Zelda about 8 years ago for about $50. My most expensive error was selling off instead of collecting from about 1992 to 2010, other than owning a GBC for a few years. Now I have to pay a premium to get used SNES, N64, Gameboy games.
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The last one that I can think of is purchasing Kane & Lynch a few years ago on the basis that since the Hitman series was great, Kane & Lynch would be great too. Needless to say, I learned my lesson from buying on brand power alone.
Oh, and buying the Madden 09 Collector's Edition for $90 just for NFL Head Coach, which was $10 a month or so after. I haven't bought an EA Sports game since.
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Most definitely FFXll for the PS2 I bought the collectors edition and it sucked so bad... I spent $80 for it and traded it in within 3 days never again will I pay that much for any modern game, also the day I lost all respect for Square.
I remember buying Hexen on N64 brand new from Wal-mart as a kid. I remember games were typically $60 back then, and this one was $74.99!! I knew nothing of the game, but I figured "Hey, it's worth more, so it must be better!"
Boy was I wrong. I played the shit out of it still, but that is possibly the worst FPS I've ever played. I've seen better enemy sprites on the NES...
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I have purchased many terrible games in my life, but my biggest error wasn't that big, really. Although a few brand new xbox titles sucked when I paid full price, my biggest error.. hmm
Now that's easy. I remember begging my mother for Bulls vs. Blazers for the Genesis. I hadn't played the game, but it was only $28! I wanted a new game so badly, it didn't matter how bad. Of course I sold the damn thing for pennies, but I used the proceeds to buy a game I really wanted.
I thought that maybe I had been harsh on BvB, so I fired it up in the emulator one day. That game sucks even more now.
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I paid ninety U.S. dollars to import Arcana Heart 2 when it came out on PS2. It was (and is) one of the worst hack job ports I have ever played. Utter garbage.
this is kind of the opposite....I had just about every saturn import that was worth having (including radiant silvergun and D&D collection, crows, etc..) at least 40 games, all dead mint with spine cards.....sold it all to a friend for 250.00 so I could take a girl out! (and no, i didnt get laid, so it was absolutely NOT worth it!!!!)
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i guess i have a few retarded mistakes in spending....realistically i spend too much anyway on video games however, since my twin sons were born 14 months ago, the game playing and spending has long since gone way down.....however, i still play when i can..i.e. when they sleep.
back to the topic however, in Sept. 08 i traded in my ps2, ds lite, and psp all with a ton of games (easily over 20) for a PS3 80 gig system. i do not regret purchasing the ps3, however i quickly realized how much i missed the the ds lite and psp and all its games.
So, i went back to GS and re bought the ds lite, psp, and a few games that i loved that i had gotten rid of. A few weeks later i went by Play n trade and bought a slim ps2 with a few games.
My lesson learned is never get rid of any systems or games that i know i'll regret later.
I think the other "blunder" was paying $40 for a used FFVII on ps1 with a cracked case and missing instructional manual...then seeing the same game still shrink wrapped apparently at a pawn shop for $5
Oh man, I made my poor mother buy me that god awful Panasonic 3DO system near launch. How much was that thing? $700? $800? Oh man..
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Mine would be Pre-ordering COP the Recruit and just buying Lunar Dragonsong, I thought both would be good games, but alas I was horribly wrong.
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you've hit upon a good one here. I recently got impulsed (i.e. suckered) into paying waaayy to much for a Sega Master System. It's compunded by the non-mint condition of the console (it does work) and the fact that I just found out that apparently the controller is missing a thumbcontrol?
my biggest videogame spending error is also my first ever in the retro world, a few years ago, maybe like 07 i walked in to a local retro shop and let the owner talk my head up on intelligent qube for ps1, about how rare it was and how impossible it was to find bla bla bla, i ended up dropping like 90 or 95 dollars on it, lol went home, logged on to ebay and say 2 pages worth of copies for the game all averaging around the 50-60 dollar mark, lol i felt like a retard
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FFXII Limited Edition instead of Bully Limited Edition. I never liked FFXII and I do Bully. Plus the formers "limited" nature was actually "sell as many as we can and make extra $$$" where as bully was limited IIRC.
At the very least not jumping on the Limited Edition of MGS3 was a stupid idea given eBay prices.
Or maybe spending $125.50 or so on a new in box set of 3D glasses for the SMS. Sold them a few years later for a measly $75. Or how about $120 for a Dreamcast System Disc 2? Sold it a few months later for $70.
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