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Does anyone still collect old adventure games?
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Jen
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March 17, 2015 - 6:45 pm
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Hi everyone,

I am downsizing and hardly ever play games anymore and want to get rid of several boxes of them.  Many were given to me for use as prizes for Four Fat Chicks contests that never materialized, and I thought it would be in keeping with the original spirit of the gift to give them back to the community. However, I am a lazy lazy woman. And poor. So here's the deal. This is an all-or-nothing proposition. You take all of the games and pay for the cost of the shipping method of your choice, and you can have them. They are mostly, strike that, all old and mostly adventure games and mostly crap and mostly complete in box and all for PC, but there are at least two of the adventure game collector's holy grails in there, that's if there still is such a thing. Please live somewhere with a U.S. zip code. First come, first served. I would estimate five to eight banker's boxes full. PM me if interested. 

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Jen
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March 18, 2015 - 10:50 pm
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No takers? Imagonna post this somewhere else too, then. 

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I think the thought you've had is becoming more common, Jen. Once-treasured boxed games seem to lose their allure over time. Ten years ago I'd probably jump at your offer. Today, I'm in your same mindset - want to get rid of all those old big PC boxes I have, and maybe even a lot of the games with them.

Are you keeping anything for nostalgia or just something so good you could see yourself replaying it one day? Or just purging it all? For me this is why I see myself holding a few classics like Day of the Tentacle, TIE Fighter, Thief; but then again I hear DOTT is being remastered a la Grim Fandango so maybe I won't have to hang on to the old stuff forever.

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March 19, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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I am getting rid of all of my video games. I'm not a replayer, and what rare new games I get are all digital downloads. Mostly I play on my iPhone icon8

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The games have been spoken for. 

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geggis
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March 20, 2015 - 7:04 pm
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Long time no see Jen! Hope you're well. I may have taken you up on the offer but I'm all the way over the Atlantic so...

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Jen
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March 21, 2015 - 11:01 am
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Hi Gregg! kitty Yeah, sorry, I didn't want to deal with all of the customs b.s. 

Good to see some familiar peoples. Is Yap still around? Toger? Scout? Helmut in his straw house guarding against the big bad wolf? Kay? I can only hope everyone's still alive and relatively happy

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US or UK side? US customs can suck a nut based on my experience in LA a couple of months ago. First visit to the states and I was shocked by their manner and attitude. It felt like the airport was overstaffed with assholes who were all power-tripping. And sentences? I was lucky if I got more than a few syllables or audible grunts. Horrendous.

Toger, Kay and Helmut rear their heads every so often. Yap and Scout have been away for a while now, but we know they're still around. Still none the wiser on Spike. It's a bit of ghost town around here save for a handful of us! I'm well though thank you!

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March 23, 2015 - 11:34 am
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Yes, I often find myself apologizing for my country when friends come in from overseas. I was supposed to fly over to LA and hang out with you, Gregg, but real life intervened a bit and messed up my plans. Everyone at UK customs was friendly when I went through a while back; then I returned through Philadelphia and (despite my being an American citizen with a valid passport) the guards kept asking my reason for visiting "their" country.

LAX is one of our least pleasant major airports, too, which must have made it worse. I'm glad you got through it, there are occasional horror stories.

We've been down quite a bit in activity around here for a while, Jen, but that's part of the ebb and flow. Many of our regulars still pop up pretty regularly, with some notable absences. Those who are here are well. Stick around, we talk about all kinds of things that aren't games, and we've missed you!

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Sorry, couldn't resist the urge to come in and pile on the TSA and their security theater.

Back on topic: I'm glad your treasures found a home Jen.

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March 29, 2015 - 7:02 pm
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Jen said
The games have been spoken for. 

Oh man.  Wish I had seen this post before today.  I would have taken you up on that offer Jen, as there are still a handful of the older games I had not gotten to yet.  Like others have said though, I hope they have found a good home.  Just for curiosities sake, which are the ones you identified as being part of the adventure collector's hall of fame?

Sorry to hear you're no longer in the playing mood (video game wise that is).  Hope life is going well...

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March 30, 2015 - 7:06 pm
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Hey Chris, I actually thought of you and Wayne when I made this post. I haven't seen Wayne in ages and was kinda disappointed that you didn't jump on them, but they did go to a good home. Well, they will, anyway, as soon as I send them. Lazy is as lazy does. 

The most collectible were Celtica, Cassandra Galleries, and Louis Cat-orze. Also an unopened Kama Sutra groucho

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March 31, 2015 - 8:23 pm
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I think Wayne has his hands full running his website (www.adventurepoint.co.uk) and traveling the world while also raising a family.  Not sure how people find the time to do all these things and still get 7 hours of sleep a night.  :-)

Speaking of Louis Cat-orze, I think I lost my copy somehow.  I was looking for my boxed Hollywood Monsters to take a few pics that somebody had requested, but for the life of me I could not find the box I had put it in!  Just could not find it anywhere.  Sadly, that box had a number of rather rare games like Louise Cat-orze and A.D. 2044.  Sucks to be me I guess.

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We haven't heard from Wayne in forever. Hope he's doing well!

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