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Sunday Roundup: 10/20/13

New Games (10-20-13)Man, these GameStop deals really need to stop. I’ve been dropping $30-$40 a week on these Buy 2 Get 1 Free, 3 for $15, and 2 for $10 sales. Granted, they’re all really good deals in my opinion, and I’ve been able to track down some games I’ve been searching awhile for, but still! Maybe what I really need is just another store to have a sale so I can ransack their racks and let the half dozen GameStop’s around me replenish. Whatever the future may hold, here are this week’s games. Quite an assortment, too!

 

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Game Hunter 08 – Rare, Expensive, and Hard to Find: What’s the Difference?

After another small hiatus the Game Hunter is back with a brand-spanking new episode!

This time around we discuss the differences between rare, expensive, and just hard to find games. What’s the difference between them all, what does that mean to you as a collector, and what should you keep an eye on when looking at online auctions? All those questions (and more!) are answered in the video below!

If you like the Game Hunter series and want to see more, let me know and I’ll be happy to cover a topic you have in mind! Also, if you’re really cool, subscribe to my YouTube channel and get all my videos lightning fast!

 
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Posted by on 10/19/2013 in Collecting

 

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Game Hunter 03: Spotting Fakes

The absolute worst thing that can ever happen to a collector! Fake games, pirated games, or bootleg games, whatever you prefer to call them, they’re all bad. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple tips to have in mind when looking for a game’s authenticity!

 
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Posted by on 02/09/2013 in Collecting

 

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Game Hunter Episode 01: New, Loose, and Complete

I’m super excited to present to you all the inaugural episode of Game Hunter, a new series focusing on video game collecting! If you’ve been following Slick Gaming you’re already aware of my passion for game collecting. It’s been in the works now for awhile, but Game Hunter is now a reality!

The first episode focuses on starting out your collection, and deciding what you want to buy: new games, loose games, and/or complete games. In the video I give explanations for each, give some reasons why you may or may not want to pursue a certain route, and share extra knowledge about general game collecting. I’m working on new episodes already, and I’m thrilled to be able to pass on some of my experiences to you. Enjoy!

*I’m not happy with the sound quality of this one, so in future episodes I’ll be addressing that issue. Criticism and praise is highly appreciated :)*

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 01/04/2013 in Collecting

 

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Yearly Roundup: 2012

New Games (8-26-12)Another year draws to a close and 2013 is right in front of us. What better way to look back on the year that was 2012 than reliving each and every game purchase of the year! You may recall last year I did something very similar at the end of the year, but this time around it’s a bit more special. 2012 was Slick Gaming’s first full calendar year being a live blog (a feat I still can’t grasp entirely). That means a lot of things, like more posts and features than before, but it also means an entire year’s worth of new games chronicled in the Sunday Roundup feature. Let’s start out in January and take a look back at the year in games! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Yearly Roundup: 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, I thought it would be a cool idea to look back at the year in games. Specifically, the year in games added to my ever-growing library. If you’re a frequent visitor to the site (I greatly hope you are!) you’ll no doubt know I do a weekly blog post about my newest games. So below I’ve collected every game I added this year (well, really only half-year, because I started this blog in late July). I’ve also linked any relevant posts I’ve done about said games, like reviews, Modern Classics, and gameplay videos. Enjoy the small retrospective, and here’s to another fantastic year in gaming in 2012!

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What Makes A Game “Rare”?

To follow up on my last post about video game collecting, I wanted to go through some of the games in my collection and discuss why they are considered to be “rare.” A game can fluctuate in price fairly easily and the cause of this change can originate from many different places, not the least of which being scarcity of the item. So as a collector, what do you need to look for in a game, and more importantly, what games should you look for to add that special gem to your collection.

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Video Game Hunting & Collecting 101

One of the most exciting part about being a gamer is the joy of finding a new game. It’s always great when a new title comes out, especially for a series you’ve played in the past and enjoyed (like Marvel vs. Capcom 3), but I’m talking about when you find an older game. One you’ve been looking to find for a long time. One that might be a rare spectacle in and of itself. These are the exciting moments I’m talking about. After eight or so years, I think I’ve amassed quite a collection of titles, and I’ve learned a good deal from my experiences. If you’re thinking of starting a collection, already have a pile of games sitting around, or just want to learn the best ways to get the games you’re looking for, this article is for you.

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