The Reject Pile Of Spring 2010

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It was time for spring cleaning in my household, so I am getting rid of these games.

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I try to possess as few video games as possible, because it is my dream to only own masterpieces. I haven't achieved this dream yet — hey, I can't bring myself to get rid of Geist, okay? But I did manage to eliminate about a fifth of my video game collection this weekend. Bear in mind that, as someone who covers games for a living, I get a lot of discs sent to me that I would not choose to buy; among those are some I will mess around with and decide to either keep or get rid of.

You may look at this tower of games and find reasons to disagree with me. If you must question my judgment, please consider the following reasons some of these games are leaving the Totilo household:

Some games were made obsolete by their sequels: Viva Pinata, Endless Ocean, Resistance: Fall of Man, Geometry Wars: Galaxies, etc.

Some games I don't care for as much as their predecessors, which I'm holding on to: New Play Control Pikmin, No More Heroes 2, etc.

Some games are duplicates of games I still own: God of War (I have the PS3 collection), Crysis Warhead (I have it on Steam), etc.

Some games are Mario Kart, and I realize that I never play Mario Kart: Mario Kart DS

Some games I like, but really, I'm never ever going to go back to them: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, Order Up!, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway, etc.

Some games I tried, I really did, and I just don't feel motivated to play any more of them: Valkyria Chronicles, Rogue Galaxy, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Mini Ninjas, etc.

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Sometimes I make mistakes: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC (Whoops! I realize as I write this that I was hanging on to that because it has the Hot Coffee material buried in it; I shouldn't have put that in the stack... it's a keeper, for historical reasons even though I'll only ever play the PS2 version.)

I have other reasons for some of these other games, but that's enough for now.

*Special Asterisk To All This: Either Advance Wars: Dual Strike or Advance Wars: Days of Ruin should have been in this stack, but I can't decide which one to get rid of. I asked folks for advice on Twitter and the response was plentiful but mixed.

DISCUSSION

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I have a lack of respect for people who sell of their games for reasons such as "games being made obsolete by their sequel", and pretty much every reason you've mentioned. As somebody who reviews games, you don't seem to have much respect for the games of the past. You seem like one of those people who are only focused on the "Next Big Thing" being released, which as a gamer & collector, makes me sad for you.......But I guess at the end of the day I need to thank people like you, because if it wasn't for "gamers" like you, I wouldn't be getting such great deals on used games.

Just because a game is not a new release, doesn't mean it's not worth owning or playing. You're losing out, which is very sad.