newyokohama
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Registered on 1/17/2018

This collection here is the 1,115 games I owned in my collection from the early 90's until the late 2000's (shows here as 1137 games due to compilation games, like Sega Smash Pack for Dreamcast.) Due to space concerns and needing money for going back to college, I decided to start selling games. I only have maybe 1 single game from my original collection still. I am not counting anything on Steam/PC I have played or bought since then.

I received a NES some time around 1988, and had maybe a dozen games for it, maybe a few more. My brother later sold them years later so I don't exactly recall, and therefore I don't include that as part of my "game collection." I include when I got a Sega Genesis with Sonic 2, and it ended after I only bought 3 PS3 games, and with going to college and getting a good gaming laptop, I was playing less console games.

As the years passed, I was nostalgic about my old collection of games, and the fact that I used to have a site where I documented my PSX games, but it was never completed, and I wanted every US dreamcast game, and that site was never completed. Combine this with the fact that I had about 10 images of my old game collection, but they appear to not exist anymore because I didn't take backups back then, and archive.org didn't catch them. So I decided to rebuild my collection digitally.

I went out and got exactly all 1,115 games I had in my original collection in rom/iso format, as a "legal backup", because I bought all of my games originally, and did not get any less or any more than my 1,115. The chase to get the last 10% was quite fun, as was the collecting of them again and scouring the most proper of dumps. I even had to buy a game just because a good dump of it didn't seem to exist in the internet.

Only when I reached 100% of my collection back, there was an emptiness that did not replace the 4-5 small bookcases I had in my basement in 2003. Perhaps it's not about how getting all of my games back let me down, perhaps it was more like that I expected this to transport me back to a time when things were more simple. I just needed to worry about playing video games and anything else wasn't that important.

Instead of a couple racks of games, I have a 465gb chunk of games on a spare hard drive. It takes up less space, but it's not the same. If you give a dog a bone, when you later show him a photocopy of a picture of a bone, what does he do? He just looks at you.

As it stands now, Completionator functions as the best way for me to stay in touch with my old game collection, but also share it with others. Because in reality, this collection is sealed in time, it will never shrink, it will never grow, and my memories for it involve me in a locked room, called memory, and that's the old place it will truly exist.

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9/12/2018 7:13 PM - newyokohama completed the goal:
Yakuza 0
Do all adventure tasks
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Do all substories
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Yakuza 0
Do all business tasks
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Yakuza 0
Chapter 2 complete
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Yakuza 0
Chapter 1 complete
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Black Mesa
Chapter 12: Surface Tension
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Black Mesa
Chapter 13: "Forget About Freeman!"
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Black Mesa
Chapter 14: Lambda Core
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Black Mesa
Chapter 11: Questionable Ethics
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Black Mesa
Chapter 10: Residue Processing

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