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Is there a need for physical games when you have a digital copy?

I don’t know how to answer that questions. The collector in me wants to collect every game available for any system, but space and price are big constraints. Having a digital copy of a game means I can go ahead and get rid of my physical copy thus gaining more space. I do still love Premium/Collector’s/Limited editions of good games with extras but digital copies are really appealing in... 

On the Back of Backlogs and Current Playlist

It used to be I couldn’t wait to save up enough money and buy the next big game. And I would dive head first and explore every corner of the world. Nowadays though, it’s quite different. There are just way too many games to play. Good games too. And my time is very limited also. I average only about 5-7 hours a week on gaming. Many of those hours are spent on Street Fighter V. It takes... 

Embracing Digital

As a long time collector of video games, back when collecting video games was a nerd’s uncool hobby, back when video games weren’t “retro” yet, I love it! But it’s 2017, you know what I love(maybe slightly less than collecting)? Digital games. The legal and simple way to own and play video games and it doesn’t take up any space in your house, just a few bytes(maybe... 

Savoring The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

So no doubt every gamer on the planet was playing Zelda for the past month since it came out. I had decided to delay my playing until I was able to secure a Nintendo Switch System. It’s sad that in 2017, a gamer who wants to play the newest system can’t get his or her hands on one unless they pay out of their ass for one on eBay. Seems like everyone and their grandmothers are scalping these... 

My Collection – Second Shelf

As of 3/13/2017, this is what I have on my¬†second shelf. I haven’t gotten to alot of these games yet, but hoping to go through them soon! PCE CD – Ai Chouaniki PCE CD – Astralius PCE CD – Bikkuriman Daijikai PCE CD – Burai: Yadama no Yuushi Densetsu PCE CD – Burai II: Yamikoutei no Gyakushuu PCE CD – Chou Aniki PCE CD – Choujikuu Yousai Macross 2036 PCE... 

My Collection – Top Shelf

As of 3/11/2017, this is what I have on my top shelf. These are the games I will least likely to trade away since they are what I set out to collect for. Guide – Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Guide – Lunar: The Silver Star Guide – Vay Guide – Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete Guide – Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete Guide – Alundra Sega CD – CD Back Up Ram Cart (Complete) Sega... 

Hisashiburi!

It’s been a while since I have updated ALinkToRetro! Many things happened in my world of retro collecting. The one big shift is that I started with upscaling. I never really cared before as I was able to play all retro systems on a 27″ CRT. But now with space limitations in my apartment, I am forced to do all my gaming on modern LCD displays. I was put off by the sub par to outright awful... 

First Impression: Song of the Deep

Finally got some time to sit down and play Song of the Deep a bit. At first, the game reminded me of a shooter called In The Hunt for PS1/Saturn as they are both underwater sub games. After about 2 minutes of maneuvering Merryn’s sub, I knew the games were going to be drastically different. As In the Hunt is essentially a horizontal shoot em up with submarines, Song of the Deep is all about exploration. I... 

The Temple – Added Mega Man X4 and Resident Evil for Sega Saturn

The Temple project is starting rather slowly as the work needed to scan, crop, rotate then upload these is¬†quite tedious and time consuming. I finally got around to upload manuals and inserts for Resident Evil and Mega Man X4 for Sega Saturn. I haven’t been looking for new Project Retro targets, so it could be a while before I do another one. Currently, cleaning up and slimming down my own... 
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