Sunday, March 15, 2009

spring cleaning

good bye, old friends The first step on the long road to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. I am something of a gaming packrat, keeping stuff around on my shelf long after I’ve beaten it or decided it wasn’t worth my time – I just like a pretty-looking game shelf, thank you very much. However, in the interest of frugality and of freeing up some space for future purchases, I have finally taken the plunge and listed the vast majority of my original Playstation games on Amazon.

Most are from Squaresoft, games I bought near the start of the millennium because of good review scores on IGN and because they were cheap at the Gamestop (still called Babbage’s at that point) in the mall behind the McDonald’s where I entered the working world. It’s worth noting that one or two of these titles were better investments than most: a copy of Final Fantasy VII, a game I’ll never get around to forgiving for its visuals or its translation, cost $14.99 in 2002, and in 2009 I significantly undercut the secondhand market by only asking a little more than three times that amount.

Thanks in advance for the milk money, Square fanboys!

Edit: Final Fantasy VII was the first to go. I am laughing all the way to the bank.