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December 20, 2012
random thoughts #3: sega games i've conquered

Dear Journal,

I'm going to keep track of all the Sega games i've conquered, ever!  Well, at least since 2010.  I kept track of my yearly beatings over at Racketboy.  But, since I've only beaten 10ish games this year I really haven't visited the site too often. Plus, this is SegaAge. It only seems natural to keep track of my sega beatings on a Sega site. 

SMS - only 1.  sad face.

Genesis - 42
altered beast 
castle of illusion 
disney's aladdin 
disney's the jungle book 
double dragon
earnest evans
earthworm jim 2
golden axe II
hard corps
hyperstone heist 
jurassic park rampage edition
lightening force 
lost vikings
mega turrican 
mickey mania: the timeless adventure of mickey mouse 
rocket knight adventure
shadow dancer
shinobi 2
shinobi 3
steel empire
streets of rage 2 
streets of rage 3
task force harrier ex
taz escape from mars
the lion king
thunder force III 
toy story
twin gadgets 
vectorman 2
whip rush
wonder boy in monster world
world of illusion starring mickey mouse and donald duck

Sega CD - 17
3 ninjas 
android assault
bc racers 
dungeon explorer 
earthworm jim: SE
final fight cd 
flying keio squadron
lords of thunder
mickey mania: the timeless adventure of mickey mouse 
popful mail
prince of persia
road avenger
robo aleste 
sonic cd

32X - 4

Saturn - 6
bust-a-move 2
clockwork knight
die hard arcade 

December 06, 2012
random thoughts #2: rarity is bullshit

Dear journal,

Rarity and retro video games.  Retro video games and rarity.  Somehow these terms became synonymous with each other.  I wasn’t in the collecting game from the beginning, so I honestly have no idea where or how the “rarity scale” originated.  But if I had to guess, the origins originated from Etler, who appears to be the godfather of the original “rarity scale.”  Doing a quick Google search brings up an Etler List with a date of June 97.  The date bears significance because - with eBay still being in its infancy and video game collecting being a niche hobby – it would appear most, if not all, games had to be found in “the wild.”   Given these circumstances, the creation of the original “rarity list” made sense; not all NES games were going to be found locally and, because of this, a false sense of “rarity” was created.  For example, the 97 Etler List ranks Wall Street Kid as a B, which I assume was ranked by how many he found/saw locally.  On the contrary, current eBay listings show over 40 listings for Wall Street Kid, implying it isn’t even anywhere close to Etler’s original B rating.  Switching perspectives from a single town to the entire eBay market really shows how flawed the 97 Etler List was.
The popularity of retro video game sales on eBay no longer restricts collectors to local hunting; eBayers can shop worldwide. Seriously, with a little patience, what NES game, or any video game for that matter, cannot be found online?  And with this in mind, does the idea and necessity of the “rarity list” still hold true for today’s collecting scene?   


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November 28, 2012
random thoughts #1 from final fight cd

Dear journal,

i'll probably come back to this...


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