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My friends, I've had this dream... for more t...

My friends, I've had this dream... for more than a decade now. A dream which I've invited you all to share with me. pic.twitter.com/XNRS1VCVec

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about 9 hours ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Can somebody please donate a $10 or $20 PSN code to me? I'd love to buy some PS1 Classics on my PS3.
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
It's definitely a good time!
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
If emulation, the perfect reproduction of the medium, is not the same experience to you, then you've contradicted your own argument, and as such, I don't have any interest in discussing this any further. It's clear that we're diametrically opposed to each other on this, anyway, and neither one of us is going to budge; I'm trying to lead you down a peaceful path, and you're trying to draw me into the fight. Neither perspective is wrong, per se, but this conversation isn't going anywhere. If you want to talk about something else, I'm totally down, but I'm done with this.
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
So, I had thought that lead poisoning makes you batshit insane; turns out I was wrong about that: [Link] I wouldn't trust Dr. Wikipedia, but I feel like the Mayo Clinic website is pretty legit.

And this is exactly why I feel that focusing on it or getting angry about it is a waste of my time and energy: it's a very minor symptom of a dangerous disease. It's like having ebola and just taking a Tylenol to get the fever down; you really have much bigger problems that should be a much bigger focus. I know the whole "for want of a nail" thing, and I subscribe to that, but video game collecting isn't a cause of the absolute DUMPSTER FIRE that our society is becoming, and we're long past the point of prevention. I don't know what the solution to our problems would be, nor do I claim to, but one thing that I do know is that being judgmental and decrying people over small things isn't going to win anyone over; shout loudly and angrily enough at someone that they're wrong, and they'll do it more, just out of spite, and/or to be less like the person screaming at them. This is why the Westboro Baptist Church has done more for gay rights than social justice warriors have. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world," and I live my life by that. If someone's interested in my way of life, they'll ask me about it; if not, it's not like I can drag them into it. And really, if - as by your own admission - the data is easily reproducible, then how much harm is this "hoarding" really doing? Sure, Emu Paradise and ISO Zone just got shut down, but everything they had is still out there, I'm sure.

I'd argue that some things are inconsequential, though, and this is one of them. My reasoning? Treating the symptoms only masks the greater disease. If you take dextromethorphan to suppress a cough, your pneumonia can still kill you. The reason that people focus on abstract problems is that we've already tried to solve this in a straightforward manner; it was called the Dark Ages, and not because there was a shortage of candles. Humanity isn't some computer that you can order to be a certain way or not; humanity needs to be guided; educated; persuaded. Is it shitty that humanity doesn't all just do its best? Yes. Are there people who are just genuinely awful and beyond redemption. Oh, HELL yes. But this is what we have to work with; this is what we are.
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Money was certainly part of it, but I feel like there was at least some element of distraction to it. If there weren't some sort of greater decay going on behind the scenes, and people weren't being distracted by it, it would be, at the very least, less likely that the entire society would've ended in an all-consuming literal firestorm with Emperor Nero playing his fiddle in the center of it all. In such a warlike society, I feel like someone would've overthrown his crazy ass, if people had been able to notice. And yeah, drinking out of lead pipes probably didn't help, either.

Oh, I think the prospect of the antimatter bomb is awful; it's just less awful than nuclear weaponry, because at least some portion of the life on this planet could potentially bounce back from it, and their initial blast doesn't quite reach the level of the largest nuclear weapon that's been used to date. Think of it like environmentally conscious mass murder. Yeah, ideally, we'd decommission all weapons that could level an entire goddamn country, but as I am too cynical to see that happening in my lifetime, I'll lean toward the lesser of 2 evils.

Well, here's the thing: "hurts everybody" is a little dramatic. Propaganda hurts everyone. Prejudice hurts everyone. Overpopulation leading to dimished food supplies hurts everyone. Rape culture hurts everyone. Insurance companies basically having more power than the US government hurts everyone. Video game collection, though? Unless I'm missing something, I don't see how that hurts everybody, and with societal ills like poverty, starvation, thievery in any form from snatching an apple to embezzlement, mass murderers, and serial rapists, I just don't want to spend my energy getting angry about something so comparatively inconsequential. I used to want to save the world when I was young, but as I got older, I started to pick my battles; I save my energy for the larger issues. Decadent society, I'll absolutely give you, but that decadence takes much worse forms that cut much deeper, and believe me: I've lived through my fair share of them. As for not being reproducible, there are many who consider photography and films to be art, and those are very easily reproducible; it's because it's a medium grown from more modern technology that makes it possible.
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I really hope it doesn't get that bad, but on our current course, I'm not all that optimistic. Not that I'm an optimist to begin with... It's a grim situation when you wish that they'd hurry up and develop and mainstream antimatter bombs, because they at least don't leave nuclear fallout. And maybe gutting everything and starting anew will bring us a better global society in the long run, but that doesn't mean that the transition is going to be pleasant. Transitions are never pleasant; remember puberty?

People have long been completely lost in the scheme of things; only the technology part of it is really new. The whole reason that the gladiatorial games existed back in Ancient Rome was to keep people distracted from what was really going on by entertaining them. That has evolved into sports, but it's far from the only distraction. Whether it's taking care of your family, furthering your career, the stock market, TV, video games, or social media, people always have and always will find distractions in everyday life, whether that's their goal or whether the powers that be are corralling them into that pen. As much as I despise social media (Backloggery is about as close as I get, unless you count watching videos on YouTube), I do think it has its benefits. For example, propaganda isn't really possible in countries with Internet access. You can't cover up, say, a plane crash, when there were hundreds of people at the crash site, taking video with their phones and uploading it to YouTube; it keeps the powers that be in check, at least a little. But you're right: there's no filter on it, because you're getting EVERYTHING at once. Cats, bombing, celebrity gossip, and political flame wars all feeding simultaneously into everyone's minds; it certainly gives one cause to wonder what kind of juice is going to come out of that blender. Celebrity gossip does piss me off, though; they're no more valuable to our society than anyone else (arguably less), so why are we obsessed with their personal lives? How is it our business, and why should we care?
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Well, I suppose a collector would be paying attention to details like that, but the world of art collection is kind of a scam, too, especially with how much everything is "worth". [Link] Even the Mona Lisa wasn't originally considered a great painting in its day; the only reason it got so much prestige is the fact that at one point, it was stolen, it started generating a buzz. Collection for its own sake is at least mild obsessive-compulsive behavior (I would know; I have moderate obsessive-compulsive behavior, and I used to collect all sorts of things and always HAD to have the full set), and since we live in a capitalist society, that drives the supply down and the demand up.

There are plenty of people who say that roms aren't as good as playing on the original hardware, and while I don't entirely agree with that, there is a slight, almost unnoticeable amount of input lag, which is why I can usually get 15 coins out of a 10-coin block in the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES, whereas I can only get 13, MAYBE 14 on an emulator, whether I'm using a keyboard or an original NES controller with a USB retrofitter. Personally, there's no other way that I've even noticed the input lag than that extremely specific scenario, but those are the brush strokes of the artist; people buying a painting just because it looks nice and they want it on their wall wouldn't care, but a collector - a connoisseur - would. For many years, there have been people who paid hundreds of dollars for comic books or whatever else, because there was a slight misprint, which made it rarer, even though you're paying a hell of a lot extra for a defect; my copy of Final Fantasy 7 is worth more just because of that.

That's why I don't think it's a completely awful practice that outright needs to be destroyed; it's just not for me. It does drive up the prices of games, and that does suck; I'll never deny that. As our economy and job situation plunges further and further, people will become more and more desperate to make money, and the Internet makes that much easier to do, since eBay is a great place for scalpers to unload that SNES Mini that JUST went out of stock for over $100 (I actually expected it to be more than that, but that's the going rate), and that's to say nothing of the price that the Wii was going for back when it was new.
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