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I was wondering if they are any people on this forum that game hunt in st louis. I have been game hunting for a couple of years and I havent met anyone that collects or anything. I was just wondering if people dont do this around here or what.
So I'm looking for some feedback from any of you who also collect for modern consoles like Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, etc. I've been collecting in the modern scene since about 2009 and lately I have began to notice physical deterioration in some of the games cases for games I've bought in that time period. Many of these games were new when I bought them, or used but in great condition. The main thing that I notice is that the artwork inserts of some games have begun to develop a ripple or wave underneath the plastic sleeve. It looks really bad. The only thing I can figure is that the plastic sleeves seem to be opening up or becoming too loose and allowing air to reach the insert. But that's just a theory I'm tossing around. I store all of my dvd/blueray style case games in the same fashion, on a shelf and upright. I sometimes wonder maybe if the upright position is causing the sleeves to eventually loose intergrity and sag, leading to air or humidity reaching the insert? Of course my games are stored in a climate controlled space, my room! So I don't see how moisture could really play a role in this, but I'm not ruling it out. This happens with both 360, and PS3 games. One other thing I notice mostly with 360 games, is that sometimes the plastic case alone will begin to sag down in the center. I speculated that it's possible this might have happened to some of them when I had them stacked vertically for a short period of time. If that wasn't the cause, then I don't know why they would do that other than terrible build quality. Which, everyone probably knows is the case, as they're not nearly as sturdy or heavy as PS2 / XBOX era cases. Anyway, if you have any clue what the heck is going on (especially with insert issue), please fill me in. I'd like to stop any further deterioration if possible.