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  • Murbal 28 Feb 2013 14:23:15 21,547 posts
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    Klonoa
  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Feb 2013 14:24:32 3,097 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    I've got number 4 too :)

    But that's the jap version and I haven't got it work yet :/
    Worst. Sales pitch. ever.

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Zomoniac 28 Feb 2013 14:29:49 7,402 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    However, I recently picked up Shadow of the Colossus for 50 and you cant find it anywhere for less than that (new).
    I wish that were true. I've got a sealed SotC that I got on release day and never got around to playing (not much point now the remake's out). Holding onto it in the naive hope that at some point everyone will open their sealed copies and it will become a rare thing (same situation with a sealed copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy I have), but at the moment it seems it's 15-20 for a mint opened one and 25-30 for a sealed one.
  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Feb 2013 14:42:47 3,097 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    However, I recently picked up Shadow of the Colossus for 50 and you cant find it anywhere for less than that (new).
    I wish that were true. I've got a sealed SotC that I got on release day and never got around to playing (not much point now the remake's out). Holding onto it in the naive hope that at some point everyone will open their sealed copies and it will become a rare thing (same situation with a sealed copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy I have), but at the moment it seems it's 15-20 for a mint opened one and 25-30 for a sealed one.
    I looked pretty much everywhere (Amazon, eBay, Gumtree, Zavvi, Gameseek, etc) before i dropped 50 on SotC - you cannot get it cheaper than 50 brand new.

    Couple of months back i paid the same amount for the Metroid Trilogy, which now you cant get for less than 75 new.

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Zomoniac 28 Feb 2013 14:51:31 7,402 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Zomoniac wrote:
    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    However, I recently picked up Shadow of the Colossus for 50 and you cant find it anywhere for less than that (new).
    I wish that were true. I've got a sealed SotC that I got on release day and never got around to playing (not much point now the remake's out). Holding onto it in the naive hope that at some point everyone will open their sealed copies and it will become a rare thing (same situation with a sealed copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy I have), but at the moment it seems it's 15-20 for a mint opened one and 25-30 for a sealed one.
    I looked pretty much everywhere (Amazon, eBay, Gumtree, Zavvi, Gameseek, etc) before i dropped 50 on SotC - you cannot get it cheaper than 50 brand new.

    Couple of months back i paid the same amount for the Metroid Trilogy, which now you cant get for less than 75 new.
    Something's changed lately then, there are 6 new and sealed SotC for PS2 that have sold on eBay in the last 10 days, cheapest is 28 and the most expensive is 36.

    The two completed Metroid Trilogies went for 55 each, but they were both on BIN and there are no auctions running so can't really accurately suggest a current market value on that.
  • TheMightyRose 28 Feb 2013 14:52:34 174 posts
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    God Hand.
    Steambot Chronicles.
    SOS The Final Escape.
    Legend of Kay.
    Manhunt.
    Extermination (a better Thing game than The Thing game)
    Shadow of Memories
    Oh and a little game known as Raw Danger. Don't know if I ever mentioned that on this board beforeski.

    Those are off the top of my head. The Mighty Rose has well over 200 hundred ps2 games in his collection and no doubt some will be rarer than others. I even still add to it. I bought Judge Dredd recently even though I heard it was not that great. Tim Rose will give it a play as soon as he finishes playing through Tron 2.0 on his old xbox once more.
  • nickthegun 28 Feb 2013 14:54:16 55,877 posts
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    I dont know if it was deliberate, but lapsing into the first person there makes you sound even more stupid than usual.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • quadfather 28 Feb 2013 14:56:13 10,549 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    quadfather wrote:
    I've got number 4 too :)

    But that's the jap version and I haven't got it work yet :/
    Worst. Sales pitch. ever.
    I really want to get it to work, but it's one of those sd patch card jobbies that I keep fucking up

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Feb 2013 14:57:21 3,097 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Zomoniac wrote:
    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    However, I recently picked up Shadow of the Colossus for 50 and you cant find it anywhere for less than that (new).
    I wish that were true. I've got a sealed SotC that I got on release day and never got around to playing (not much point now the remake's out). Holding onto it in the naive hope that at some point everyone will open their sealed copies and it will become a rare thing (same situation with a sealed copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy I have), but at the moment it seems it's 15-20 for a mint opened one and 25-30 for a sealed one.
    I looked pretty much everywhere (Amazon, eBay, Gumtree, Zavvi, Gameseek, etc) before i dropped 50 on SotC - you cannot get it cheaper than 50 brand new.

    Couple of months back i paid the same amount for the Metroid Trilogy, which now you cant get for less than 75 new.
    Something's changed lately then, there are 6 new and sealed SotC for PS2 that have sold on eBay in the last 10 days, cheapest is 28 and the most expensive is 36.

    The two completed Metroid Trilogies went for 55 each, but they were both on BIN and there are no auctions running so can't really accurately suggest a current market value on that.
    Well no, i cant count private sales or auctions, but if you want to buy a new copy from a store or a retailer, its minimum 50 at the moment....and i can only assume that number will go up.

    Edited by Ultrasoundwave at 14:57:39 28-02-2013

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Murbal 28 Feb 2013 14:57:31 21,547 posts
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    This will take you back...
  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Feb 2013 15:00:01 3,097 posts
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    @Murbal

    Cheers, wasnt even aware that EG did that!.

    Will have a read.....

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Murbal 28 Feb 2013 15:03:10 21,547 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave I could also point you to my first ever EG thread :-)

    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/33232
  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Feb 2013 15:05:15 3,097 posts
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    Ugh.....i KNEW as soon as i created this thread it would end up costing me a fortune.

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Zomoniac 28 Feb 2013 15:21:11 7,402 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    This will take you back...
    That article just made me go "oooh, maybe my copy of Freak Out, arguably the greatest girl-with-a-scarf-used-to-grab-and-stretched-the-giant-breasts-of-passers-by simulator of all time, is worth something", since they claim it's very rare. It's worth about 43 pence.
  • FuzzyDuck 3 Mar 2013 19:58:20 3,546 posts
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    Crikey, I seem to be going the opposite way - I just finished loading up a bag with about 40 PS2 titles with some good (God Of Wars, GTAs, Resi 4, PoP Sands of Time, SSX 3, Ico) and not so good games (seemingly every PES before the series went to shit, Unreal Tournament and MDK2!).

    I'm keeping the really good stuff though (Outrun 2006, Viewtiful Joe 1&2, Okami, killer7, Dark Chronicle, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and a few others).

    Intend to drop 'em into the second hand shop. I realised that having a big old collection is nice and what have you but it's just a pain in the ass for games that haven't seen the PS2's disc tray in almost half a decade. Actually tempted to have a PS3 cull as well. Think this is why lack of PS4 backwards compatibility is no biggie really.
  • OptimusPube 3 Mar 2013 20:40:33 2,415 posts
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    I'll post this then read the other comments but without really stating the obvious games I'd recommend.

    Black
    S.O.S: The Final Escape
    Primal
    Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter

    Four very excellent games, I've still got many of my old PS2 games, Just no PS2 to play them on, I can run them on PCSX2 on my laptop but it's a bit hit and miss.

    Is it supposed to be like this?

  • Cappy 3 Mar 2013 20:53:24 11,706 posts
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    Try and round up a set of the Nippon Ichi games, Disgaea, Phantom Brave, Soul Nomad etc. That will keep you busy for a while and the values are currently rocketing.

    I sold my sealed PAL copy of La Pucelle for something ridiculous like 80 last year.

    I think it may be too late to pick things up cheap though.
  • RobTheBuilder 3 Mar 2013 22:48:51 6,521 posts
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    Not checked earlier responses but:

    Gradius V
    R Type Final
    Ico
  • Ultrasoundwave 4 Mar 2013 08:44:57 3,097 posts
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    Thanks for the advice chaps - had a look around on the internet too and managed to find this website, which has given me a few more ideas.

    MGS 3 : Subsistence Limited Edition would probably be the easiest to find out of that list, fuck knows how much i'd have to pay for it though! :eek:

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • PazJohnMitch 10 Mar 2013 06:58:51 7,275 posts
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    Cappy wrote:
    Try and round up a set of the Nippon Ichi games, Disgaea, Phantom Brave, Soul Nomad etc. That will keep you busy for a while and the values are currently rocketing.

    I sold my sealed PAL copy of La Pucelle for something ridiculous like 80 last year.

    I think it may be too late to pick things up cheap though.
    I have a sealed copy of La Pucelle.
  • michaeljnesbitt 11 Dec 2013 08:53:21 1 posts
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    I think these are the best idea you have to think that, PS2 games shops not bad idea it can make more benefits to you because there are many people in this world are to be crazy about the PS2 games as well as new xbox one games that's why these are the best idea for you...Thanks.:champo2:
    new xbox one

    Edited by michaeljnesbitt at 08:54:15 11-12-2013
  • Ultrasoundwave 16 Dec 2013 17:24:03 3,097 posts
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    latest addition to the collection :



    Had a look over my collection last night and its coming together nicely, everything factory sealed :

    PS2 Console
    GTA 3
    GTA Vice City
    MGS 2
    MGS 3
    Half-life
    Resident Evil 4
    iCO
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Rogue Trooper
    Deus Ex
    Splinter Cell
    God of War
    God of War II

    My only concern (and im pretty sure i already know the answer to this) is that a few of the games look.......suspicious.

    God of War, Half-Life and GTA 3 are all sealed, but they dont have the Playstation 2 rip tab around them and they dont have a PS2 Hologram on the bottom left of the box (on the back).

    I assume this means their fakes....

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Cappy 16 Dec 2013 17:49:25 11,706 posts
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    Some PAL games have the stupid hologram label on the front, some on the back some don't have them at all. I'm not sure why, maybe it depends on what Country they were originally destined for, or perhaps some production runs just didn't get them through error.

    The label seems to be an addition at a later stage in the manufacturing process. Fake PS2 games look nothing like the retail versions they're rarely PAL boxes, pirates always make a bastardised version of the NTSC packaging so I wouldn't worry about it.

    I once bought a job lot of official PS2 cases for spares, they were the real thing with memory card holder etc. but they had never got to the stage where the game had been packed in so none of them had the hologram.
  • quadfather 20 Jan 2014 14:23:25 10,549 posts
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    slightly related -

    My Ps3 phat has finally bit the dust, so I'm replacing it with a slim one.

    So, I've picked up a second hand Ps2 to carry on with my ps2 gaming.

    I've got a component cable that worked on the ps3, but it doesn't appear to work on the ps2. I can get sound, but no picture.

    Am I just being a spacker and doing something wrong, or do you need a specific ps2 component cable for the ps2? (Ebay says otherwise)

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

  • whatfruit 20 Jan 2014 14:26:53 1,080 posts
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    Disgaea
    Maximo
    Timesplitters 2
  • dominalien 21 Jan 2014 09:37:39 6,742 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    slightly related -

    My Ps3 phat has finally bit the dust, so I'm replacing it with a slim one.

    So, I've picked up a second hand Ps2 to carry on with my ps2 gaming.

    I've got a component cable that worked on the ps3, but it doesn't appear to work on the ps2. I can get sound, but no picture.

    Am I just being a spacker and doing something wrong, or do you need a specific ps2 component cable for the ps2? (Ebay says otherwise)
    The PS2 has a setting in the options to select between component and RGB. It's probably set to RGB (which is to be used with a SCART cable).

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Ultrasoundwave 25 Jan 2014 19:18:11 3,097 posts
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    Got another new addition to the collection today, one I'm very happy with not only because i love the show but also because the game is quite rare and hard to pick up for a good price (which i did!) :

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • DUFFMAN5 27 Jan 2014 04:53:25 13,814 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave
    Nice one, I really enjoyed the game, I am a bit of a Futurama nut mind you :-)

    Do you ever intend on opening the games ?
    Do you have them on display ?

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Ultrasoundwave 27 Jan 2014 07:37:09 3,097 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5

    Hey Duff,

    Yeah i'm chuffed with Futurama, love the show and i did play the game back in the day on the original xbox.

    No, i haven't opened any of the games and i don't plan on it - my entire collection, including the console, are all factory sealed and brand new. i'm running on a hunch that if i can keep it all in mint condition until i retire (30-odd years) it will be a nice little boost to my retirement fund.

    Added another addition last night as it happened - this one gets MASSIVE rare points and it finished off the last of my christmas money, chuffed to have it in the collection though :

    "Look at banner Michael!"

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