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#1 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:59 AM

Lots of activity around this game.
Akka arrh:

https://arstechnica....-was-it-stolen/



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#2 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:22 AM

---->>> https://atariage.com...-machine-owner/



#3 chewy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:47 AM

i was just reading all about this- facinating.  who has the best private collection of arcade machines in the world? are there a few people?  do we know about them



#4 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:26 PM

I know a few, some which I have actually met in person and seen their personal collections over the years. As for the biggest? Well, I immediately think of someone I know who has about 700 coin op machines. Perhaps, maybe, he has the biggest. Who knows. There are many recluse collectors in the world who purposely choose to remain private.

#5 chewy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:21 PM

Do you have to be hella rich to be a collector in this genre- or just in the right place and right time.  i am a record collector and dont drop the big bux but still have found tons of rare stuff



#6 Starwander OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:41 PM

I feel for the people with these arcades that did not want it released. I can understand the want to preserve and release games to others however I owned one of the few copies of Airball for the NES. It was released for profit by one of the owners and the very special center of my collection became a lot less meaningful. By the way I was not rich or well to do when I owned that game. Working 40+ hours a week and going to school full time. It was very special owning something that is unique and one of a kind. 



#7 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:23 PM

Well said.
I completely understand the argument from both sides.

We had no say, with regards to the decisions made by the powers that be, at the companies back in the day, which subsequently resulted in the phenomenon of unreleased games. Nor did we have any control, with regards to if, when, or where they ever manage(d) to surface. So when it comes down to it, whatever the circumstances may be, any perception of power, by either the people who have them or by the people who want them, is merely speculation & assumption.

#8 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 3:37 PM

Lots of good information :
Brief GDC clip



Download rom link:



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#9 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 7:03 PM

Do you have to be hella rich to be a collector in this genre- or just in the right place and right time.

 

Mainly it's who you know and being in the right place at the right time. And that in and of itself means you're gonna hafta be well to do. Begging for pennies to ride the bus to Goodwill, where you can collect ac power adapters for phones and routers all day long @ $0.50 each, isn't going to put you contact with knowledgeable collectors who know other knowledgeable collectors and so on. You're not doing any networking there except untangling dot-com era Cat-5 cables.

 

You also need to have the physical space. A 2000 sq ft apartment dump full of 50 year-old societal rejects isn't gonna afford you any space to spread out, and work, and display things. And you have to have tools, or deep pockets to keep an experienced electronics technician on-call. Or sit your fuck'n ass down and learn to do it yourself. People that are interested in videogames and fixing them up say they're gonna learn 'tronics. They never do. They do just the minimum needed to clean a switch or match polarity. Nothing more. Nothing about parts' substitution, nothing about theory, nothing about datasheets or schematics or how parts interact. It's goddamned pathetic.

 

You also can't be living in mom's basement either - thinking you'll be saving money by doing that. You'll never get there.

 

While you don't have to be like the uber-rich or anything, you have to have some of their personality traits. The winning ones.


Edited by Keatah, Thu May 9, 2019 7:51 PM.


#10 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 7:48 PM

Well said.
I completely understand the argument from both sides.

We had no say, with regards to the decisions made by the powers that be, at the companies back in the day, which subsequently resulted in the phenomenon of unreleased games. Nor did we have any control, with regards to if, when, or where they ever manage(d) to surface. So when it comes down to it, whatever the circumstances may be, any perception of power, by either the people who have them or by the people who want them, is merely speculation & assumption.

 

Having the ability and skills to maneuver within and through society to acquire a rare game can be a demonstration of success. Losers are not likely to be able to acquire such prizes.

 

On the other hand any power granted by the "holy grail" of whatever is genuinely imaginary. Especially when it comes to videogames. A few people's brains may get tied up in a knot and start squirming over it. And are those loners, losers, and basement dwellers the type you want to impress?


Edited by Keatah, Thu May 9, 2019 7:49 PM.


#11 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 7:54 PM

Losers are not likely to be able to acquire such prizes.


i'm not saying he's a loser.

but a guy got the 1st prototype version of qbert without any skill,
just timing.
https://forums.arcad...ad.php?t=259015

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Edited by negative1, Thu May 9, 2019 7:55 PM.


#12 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 8:01 PM

i'm not saying he's a loser.

but a guy got the 1st prototype version of qbert without any skill,
just timing.
https://forums.arcad...ad.php?t=259015

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Come now.. Guy gets SN #1 of something and proceeds to drill parts of it to destruction. Sounds like a loser to me.



#13 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 8:02 PM

 

 

 

While you don't have to be like the uber-rich or anything, you have to have some of their personality traits. The winning ones.

Or just their parents had them...



#14 atarilovesyou ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 8:04 PM

For the record...I have a cousin who happens to live in his Mom's basement.

He has a net worth of over four million dollars.

I know, I know....I'm just sayin', lol.

#15 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 8:12 PM

I wonder how he raises his family down there?






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