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Tuesday, 27 July 2021 22:20

Playing and Collecting

Today the subject and how il will be handled will be fun and relax.

I got the idea when I thought about what I have in my office.

This room does not have a desk, or even a computer or anything to write on for that matter. Except when I'm live for the podcast...

I call it my office because "Man-Cave" doesn't work. My office is under the roof, so it would be a "Man-Attic" at best and that doesn't sound great, you have to admit.

What is there? Well, a lots of geek stuff. But full really full. So yes I have less than some but it's already pretty much.

We must admit that collecting is a very common activity among gamers. I am one of them and maybe you are too.

For my part my collection is quite beautiful. We're talking about 130 lead figures from Marvel and DC Comics. Link figures, Crash Bandicoot, a Pip-Boy and more.

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There is also a Dragon Ball (with 4 stars, the real ones know), a Piccolo, Aquarius from Fairy Tail and others. Then there is a collection of Lego, around Harry Potter, Friends and Batman.

I am a big fan of manga and it was necessary that I have statues on the subject. Lego has been part of my life since I was little, like Friends Batman and then Harry Potter. So of course, when Lego and the rest cooperate, it makes sense that I buy. Lego has done a tremendous job to stay true to the works. The rendering is excellent, it must be admitted. My kids love me explaining everything that is built in front of them and I love telling them about it

In addition I still have eleven closed Lego boxes ... And it's not over, because I still have a good hundred manga, comics and books. Then in order not to stop me there, it would be silly, I have a collection of whiskey bottles, a dozen of on metal printed posters (from Displate). Final Fantasy is my favorite franchise, if you didn't know that then read my articles. It's not possible to miss that. And it is all the more visible. The rendering is great and the works are so well respected!

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I'm not even talking about my watches for which I don't have room in my office ... Yes, the place where I store my collections doesn't have room, for one of my collections ... all of my sixteen watches. For which I have two boxes, one of which is connected to an electric plug so that my mechanical watches are constantly in motion and thus not stop. They can be watches of all kinds, that's the goal of this collection. I can have black leather, brown metal, gold whatever. Rather, it will be based on a fashion or a moment or a style that I like.

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That's a lot for one man and my wife isn't the one to advise against all of this. You could say that a good quarter or even a third of what I got was offered to me by her.

On the other hand, she is no better with her 300 books and over sixty Disney figurines, including one still in its original packaging! What a geek, seriously.

Ah yes, little icing on the cake. My socks. Yes, you read that right. Socks. Happy Socks got me hooked I must say. About twenty pairs. From Queen, Keith Haring, Barbecue, pink flamingos and other palm trees.

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In terms of games, it is not necessarily better. With my brother we bought a bundle of games and proudly took over my mother's games. Between Nintendo and Sega and Playstation we have a good average of forty games per console.

On PS3 and PS4 I have had countless games. For the Wii and the Switch too. The advantage of the Switch precisely lies in the size. Games are much easier to store. Didn't I mention the Wii U? Obviously, we don't talk about it too much. I proudly defended the console, it was hard to admit that the console didn’t do great. It must be said that there were still some games that were worth it like Mario Maker.

So much for me. I enjoyed sharing with you my proud and modest, or not, collections. Some pieces are already fifteen or more years old, not to mention games that can even be over thirty of course.

I hope you liked it and especially relieved yourself of having one or the other collection yourself. Do not hesitate to post us a photo of your collection! How? By commenting on our post about this article on Facebook for example! Proudly show off your collection! Whether it's a photo or a selfie! Go blow our mind!

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Wednesday, 05 January 2022 21:54

Ha, those bloody scalpers

Those last years scalpers have been the enemies of the world of gaming. With bots programmed to buy before others and sell for a higher price. Immoral people with their knowledge and bad education to take advantage of a situation. Those that are smarter than others, quicker and in a certain way more courageous to make that what disgusts other but with which they make a great profit.

Warning it will burn:

Those scalpers, that have understood that impatient people are crazy enough (if not stupid) to pay enormous amounts for things that are not worth it.

Those scalpers, that have understood that people are ready to do anything to have what they desire now and at no other moment.

Those scalpers, that have understood that money and numbers do not matter only because some have decided that they had to get what they wanted. This literally at any cost.

Those scalpers, who finally are only taking advantage of people totally ill-considered and almost as immoral as they are to make money.

I stop burning a bit.

Lets be clear. What scalpers do is abysmal. Morally it’s horrifying. It would still be so easy to make their power vanish and discourage any wish to continue with that method… no one should buy from them. We are speaking about gaming material and consoles; we do not speak about scalpers doing it with anything that is needed to live and that make profit out of the misery of people. In the gaming world scalpers should have no power whatsoever. That because it should never be a something “needed” but only “wished for”.

If one comes speaking about needing if a PC ist not optimum or parts are defective is something else. There are still so many ways to adapt yourself to such a situation that one can still play even without the most optimum parts. The “needing” part should never have to exist.

In that way, scalpers have only power if we give some to them. It would be enough to think before doing and not buy for any price asked. Offer and demand ore motors that depend one from another. Be aware that offer only exist with enough demand. In that particular case, demand makes all the difference. Because enough people buy and are willing to pay that much, why not doing it? Even if immoral and hateful, the foolishness comes first from the one buying it. If no one pays that price, scalpers will have to adapt or even completely stop.

The market would be fairer and more stable for the most of us. Scalpers have had the “good” idea to make benefits of the thoughtlessness of certain people, personally I do not totally blame them. I first blame those who buy, even if nothing has ever pushed them to do so. There is no real need for it and therefore are those impatient people the first to blame.

Stop having inconsiderate wishes for things that don’t perish, if you don’t have it now, you will have it next time. It is as simple as that.

Now, good game to all.

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