I was IM’ing with a friend who has traditionally been a bigger gamer than me:
[friend]: I just realized that I haven't purchased a game in over 10 months [me]: I ordered 9 games over the weekend [me]: they should be arriving in the next day or 2 [friend]: which ones? [me]: which games? shoot, I couldn't tell you... :) things you and I have never heard of [me]: wait, I remember Sabrina the Teenage Witch being one [me]: they're cheap and they look completely stupid and they're not in MobyGames yet [me]: that's really all I care about
That pretty much sums up my purchasing habits these days. The things you can find in those eBay stores.
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I do the same thing all the time, it’s hard to explain such a weird habit to an outsider. I even tend to get more interested in certain games only because they’re not on the site. Latest acquisition: “Il Piccolo Freakstein”, an Italian educational title from the late nineties. We’re all mad… and doomed.
Multimedia Mike says:
The internet is a wondrous place in that it will always connect you to the handful of weirdos who share your same niche interest. :-)
I’ve noticed that there are huge gaps in MobyGames where childrens’ & educational titles are concerned (for the fairly obvious reason that typical MG contributors don’t already have these games and don’t strive to obtain them). Further, there tend to be series of games published in the same franchise (and based on the same engine). That’s what I seem to be specializing in now.
As for those educational titles, I’ve added quite a few. When I was still studying, I used to rent them (for free) from the school library. They were meant as study material for future primary school teachers, so I saw some raised eyebrows every now and then.
As you mention, it’s often interesting to play a few games in the same franchise, that also makes it easier to compare them in descriptions, like the Tek-Kids games you ploughed through.
Multimedia Mike says:
Ah, glad you picked up on my Tek Kids description template. :-)
That’s a great idea about checking out educational CD-ROMs from libraries! I had completely forgotten about that. In fact, I once investigated some library CD-ROMs, but only for multimedia formats. I’ll definitely need to investigate possible titles from the libraries in my new area.
Hopefully, they have computer terminals which will allow me to access MobyGames. Hey, MG should count as standard reference material by now! :-)
“[me]: they’re cheap and they look completely stupid and they’re not in MobyGames yet
[me]: that’s really all I care about”
Welcome to the third year of MobyGames, where I ran out of my own collection to enter :-)