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What do you do with your old computer games?

tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

I still have games locked away that released back when Voodoo cards were top notch haha..


just curious what people do when they dont want their computer games anymore? is there something better then throwing em away/recycling?


  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,676Member Uncommon

    I keep them in my trophy room. I spend some time dusting them when I clean up too.  I hate how my wind waker was wrongfully stolen from me.  I will get my revenge....someday...Or Ill get a brand new one if it annoys me enough .


    Edit :

    Hard to find games tend to sell well on ebay n stuff too!

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  • dannydeucedannydeuce Sterling heights, MIPosts: 310Member

    I got a shelf in the basement of all old video games...

    A ton of them actually ranging from old atari games (Frogger, Asteroids, etc...) to PC games (Doom, Diablo, ect...) to somewhat newer games I don't play anymore (PS1/2, Vanguard, WoW).

  • driver4hiredriver4hire ny, NYPosts: 78Member Uncommon

    keep them all on a nice shelf in there respective cases with all the literature that came with them... if I didn't already lose it...  Nostalgia will sometimes kick and i will dust off some of the better ones for a casual playthrough, baldurs gate is what I'm working on now actually lol.  Got it installed on my work laptop so I have something to do during meetings.... shh... lol

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  • DeathofsageDeathofsage Winston, PAPosts: 1,102Member Uncommon

    I lose them, it seems.

    I only find this out years later when I go looking for them.

    It's a sad process.

    It reminds me of the scene in Cop Out where Bruce Willis asks Tracy Morgan why he has a glovebox full of badges and he replies "I lose 'em a lot."

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  • MMOarQQMMOarQQ BoogalululuPosts: 636Member

    Give them away.

    Materialism is a trap.

  • cheachancheachan TampinesPosts: 122Member

    Keep most of it as a souvenir and play it some other time. As for the other games, we give them away


  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCPosts: 468Member

    If they're not too old, I'll sometimes trade them with friends for some of their slightly older games that I've been curious about but never played. And there are still some used games stores that will pay money for older used games.

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  • KholeKhole Irmo, SCPosts: 136Member Common

    They tend to make good coasters.

  • eyeswideopeneyeswideopen Fresno, CAPosts: 2,414Member

    I keep the good one.

    I sell the bad ones.

    I throw away the ones even other people don't want.

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  • freegamesfreegames Posts: 236Member Uncommon

    It really depends, if it is just the game with a cd case then it would be a present, but if it is still in the box I will probably keep it.

    Still have copies of Neverhood and Bad Mojo in great condition.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 14,247Member Rare

    If it's a game I like, I squirrel away either the CD or manual. If it's a game I really like, I get the disk/manual/map/etc signed by one of the devs. Actually, this weekend I'm bringing my original Wizardry disk to EVE Fanfest to see if I can get the creator (Robert Woodhead) to sign it since he'll be there.

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  • barbarian567barbarian567 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 6Member

    I lost all of my Commodore 64 games. I did play the "Pirates" on PC 6-7 years ago but it didn't have the same feeling.

  • OnomicOnomic TønsbergPosts: 196Member

    Throw em away. Except those i have steam.

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,712Member Uncommon

    As a collector, I keep them.




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  • firefly2003firefly2003 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 2,521Member Uncommon

    I 'm a collector I keep all my consoles from childhood and handhelds and a couple of PCs -C64 and couple of Apple IIC and a Amiga, I still have all my original C64 games a ton of them, lots of Apple games, plenty of Nintendo, SNES, Sega Master System, and so on and so forth to todays generation of game consoles, lots of old DOS games, and current PC games, and considering I own lots of physical copies of games, I go to ROM sites and download copies so I can play them all on one PC :D, I never run out of things to play and I'm constantly looking for stuff to fill my collections, recently I bought a brand new still sealed in boxed copy of Conker's Bad Fur Day for Nintendo 64 needless to say I opened and am currently playing it :P

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member Uncommon

    I Keep em. I have a shelf of my bookcase full of games....and a big box full of older games. 

    Dunno why I keep em really, but I always do. Some of them may be worth a bit now I suppose, like original boxed UFO: Enemy Unknown for PC. (Love that game!)

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  • ImixZinzImixZinz frazier park, CAPosts: 553Member

    I throw them away then a year later i regret throwing them away.

  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member

    I use to throw them away but for many years I only buy digital.

  • ThanesThanes St. Augustine, FLPosts: 182Member

    Arts and craftsimage

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Lost quite a bit.  Many are still in some boxes sitting in my parent's basement.  Others I gave away to friends or family members.  It's kind of scary to think how many total video games I have owned, dating back to Atari 7800 days.  If I had only given all that money to charity, the world might have been a better place....ehhh I would have been a lot more bored though.


  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member

    I just bought a fellow colleague's Atari 2600 - an original from 1978 along with 50 original Atari 2600 games. All in pristine condition. This guy saves everything and is fastidious about keeping things clean. I've yet to hook it up - but it's nice to know that I have a piece of my childhood preserved if I ever want to go back and experience it again. It's so wierd to hold those single button controllers again. How unwieldly those things were!

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  • fasaani500fasaani500 HelsinkiPosts: 15Member

    I storage them as my nostalgy-fix obv

  • edwardseanedwardsean NY, NJPosts: 4Member

    Actually I uninstalled them and I deleted them.

  • spizzspizz BlackForrestPosts: 1,971Member Uncommon

    I did throw away some older games or give it for free, except those who are really exceptional for its time. By the way I still have a voodo 3 card somewhere lying around and the original Ghostbuster c64 game for a datasette hehe. 

  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,930Member Rare

    I hold onto them. I've still got Zork and a bunch of other games on 5 1/4" floppy disks.

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