Collection Update!

See what I’ve picked up and how my collection has grown!

Hello friends!

So it’s been a bit since my last collection update. And I have been a very busy girl.

This is what I’ve picked up.

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I was lucky enough to pick up the bulk of the games in Louisville on my recent day trip with Mathew ❤

I did make a big decision though!

So with the generation that I”m currently focused on, I made the choice that I’m still going to go with a full GameCube collection but I’m only going to collect Xbox exclusives and everything else that’s not on GameCube on PS2. So that meant getting rid of quite a few games…

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Some of the games still on the shelf will go eventually but I just can’t stand to part with them just yet.

My GameCube collection just recently passed the 230 mark. That’s over 34% complete with the entire collection.

I’m slowly crossing games off the list that are a part of my new 2017 goal of completing certain letters of the alphabet. Soon I’m going to have to come up with my third 2017 game collecting goal.

Wow, I just have to say I am very blessed to be able to live this life and be able to afford to purchase these games and collect like I do. With that being said, I am going to be slowing down on the collecting front. Some things have come up in my life and I just need to take a step back for a few months. But don’t worry. I will still be looking and purchasing if the price is right 😉

I am very excited and anxious to see what happens next with this collection. And be on the look out too. I will be posting in the new few weeks what I am still looking for and what I have for those of you who are curious!

Stay classy and sassy ❤

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Why I Collect Video Games

Giving insight as to why I collect video games.

Hello and welcome back beautiful friends of the Interwebs!

Today I wanted to talk about collecting and me. I get asked quite often whenever I reveal that I am a collector, why do I collect? And why go for a complete GameCube collection?

I collect because video games very much make up a great portion of my identity. I have been playing games of some kind ever since I was 3 or 4. I started with PC games and slowly moved my way up to handhelds and then consoles.

Video games have always been an escape for me. I have always been able to find solace and comfort, as well as safety in video games. I am firm in my beliefs that video games have helped shaped me as a person, and still continue to do so. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of other things in my life, both past and present but video games have always been that one BIG constant in my life, especially when it comes to interests.

I guess somewhere along the way of my enjoyment and consumption of games, I started collecting them. It started with me wanting to just hold on to the games that resonated with me and then grew to, “but what if I want to play that one again?” and has become what is now my collecting hobby. I didn’t actively search for a collecting hobby and I really didn’t look for it to be video games. It just kind of happened one day.

As for actively seeking out all 661 GameCube games, that has been on purpose. I had taken a break from collecting games of any kind for almost a year. I lost interest due to some unfortunate events that had taken place in my life at the time. I slowly was regaining interest in the collecting game but wanted to focus on something specific this time around instead of just grabbing games randomly. I thought long and hard about what I wanted and what I should focus on and I decided on GameCube. As I mentioned before in my blog posts, it was the first console I bought with my own money. I fell head over heels in love with the GameCube because of the controller, the tiny discs, and the games offered on the console. I have a lot of nostalgia for the system and games so it was a no-brainer that the GameCube should be the first system that I acheive 100% for in regards to game libraries.

I love collecting. It most definitely is time consuming, frustrating, and can be expensive but I find it to be incredibly rewarding and fun. And that’s really all that matters.

I can’t wait to show you guys how the collection grows and to see what directions it takes.

Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy 😛