Keeping track of your video game collection

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How do you keep track of your video game collection?
Microsoft Excel 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Databases such as the following: Access, MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, and Open Office.org Base 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Databases such as the following: Access, MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, and Open Office.org Base 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Using a notebook and a pencil or a pen 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Using a notebook and a pencil or a pen 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Online 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
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bomjet2012
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21 May 2013, 12:50 am

I usually keep track of my video game collection, by using relational database management systems software (RDBMS). Plus, I use these kinds of software to keep track of my video game systems, such as the Nintendo 64 (N64), Super Nintendo (SNES), and the Nintendo (NES).



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21 May 2013, 1:21 am

My goodness. How many games do you have?



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21 May 2013, 1:24 am

I never have that many functional games at one time. Sometimes I don't take good care of them, but many times consoles and games go kaputt of their own accord. I dusted off my old N64 last year and it was totally bricked. I had a copy of MGS 3: subsistence on PS 2, not a scratch on it, it commits seppuku on the second loading screen. Oddly, my old NES still works, it's like the AK-47 of home entertainment.



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21 May 2013, 1:31 am

redrobin62 wrote:
My goodness. How many games do you have?

More than 100 video games.



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21 May 2013, 3:58 am

A majority of mine are all on one giant shelf.

I've probably amassed 200 over the years. (Got my first system about 11 years ago)


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21 May 2013, 4:20 am

I have a drawer for all of my portable cartridges; (GBA, DS, etc.) and a CD case for my console games. My console cartridges are sitting on a shelf.

Due to the fact that I have physical copies of all of my non-Steam games, (and that I do not have a very large collection,) I don't need to organize them in Excel or otherwise.



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21 May 2013, 4:58 am

Once upon a time, I had an HTML page that listed all of my console/handheld games.

That was a long time ago, and I can't imagine the length of time it would take to catalogue my current collection @[email protected]


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21 May 2013, 5:51 am

I use Excel for my CD music collection.

I don't keep many games after I've played them through. Few are deemed worthy of saving for replay.



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21 May 2013, 7:08 am

I never throw away the boxes or anything; the games are shelved or stored in totes in 'families'.



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21 May 2013, 3:29 pm

I have never kept track of all my video games, that would be waaaaay too much work. I got 3 boxes full of Amiga and DOS floppies, a drawer with Nintendo 64 and Gameboy color games, 5 cd racks with PSX and PC games and 4 DvD racks with Wii, Gamecube, Playstation 2 and PC games.



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22 May 2013, 6:02 am

As it sits right now, my library isn't big enough to warrant keeping track of them outside of what I see physically. When it gets to that size, though, I'll probably put 'em in a Word document or something.


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22 May 2013, 1:58 pm

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I simply know all of my games and where they are in our apartment. I don't know how many there are exactly without recalling and counting every title but there should be about 200-250.

Things like that get stuck in my memory on their own which is why I don't need to bother with keeping track of my collection in any other way. I knew all of my games and CDs and play cards and such well before I finally managed to memorise my address and the order of the Latin alphabet in secondary school.


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22 May 2013, 2:06 pm

I probably have well over 150 games with all my systems put together, but I don't really keep track of them. :shrug:


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25 May 2013, 10:50 am

I've done it in the past. I don't keep updated.


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26 May 2013, 1:03 am

Well, I can't say off the top of my head how many games I have, but it's a lot, especially if I were to add up my digital downloads as well.. I just remember what I have. That's one thing I couldn't possibly forget. I could also usually tell you how I acquired each game, whether it was a gift, or whether I acquired it myself. I may or may not be able to tell you what year, or who got it for me if it wasn't me, but I sometimes can, and can usually remember whether it was a birthday or Christmas gift. I bought the majority of my collection, mind you, so I may have difficulty telling you exactly when I did, but I can narrow it down to a certain period of time. I don't have any of the above written down, but I do keep track. I can't say I really think about it though. It just happens.



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01 Jun 2013, 3:56 pm

I don't keep overall track of mine. Anything I'm currently playing, or have bought but not yet played, gets some kind of obvious reminder places where I can see it, then either deleted or kept if it's really good.


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