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You have a time machine and you can use it to travel to any date you choose, as many times as you like. Problem is, you arrive in a games shop and the laws of physics prevent you from going outside.  All you can do is buy stuff and bring it back.  What do you buy?

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Getting a load of sealed copies of Ikaruga or another super rare game would be the best plan - slowly release them into the market and you’ll be filthy rich!

 

 Alternatively, going back to the early 2000s and bringing back a load of the “lost” early phone games that were never archived properly would be the most altruistic thing. 
 

personally I’d take the money. 

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Buy up a load of Nintendo games and set up some kind of rental business in the modern day. Given that Nintendo frequently smack down anyone for obtaining games that the company has done nothing with for years, it would be nice to have a service where official games are in frequent circulation without disappearing forever.

 

If I wanted to dream bigger, turn the business into some kind of archive or museum? Funding might be tricky, but I can always riff on @Madness' idea ;) 

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Joking aside I would just love to (briefly) go back to a time with big boxed PC games and N64 cartridges.

 

I've really really fond memories of passing the time next to those shelves whilst my mum went off to do her shop.

 

Not having constant internet then helped too as you'd discover new things all the time.

 

Grabbing Grim Fandango to read about it and then picking a Voodoo 2 down off the higher shelf to dream about what could be was really something.

 

I get strangely emotional looking back on those times.

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17 minutes ago, Fry Crayola said:

What am I buying these games with, my invalid credit card or my plastic tenners? ;)


The current 20p piece hasn’t changed since 1982 so in theory I guess you could gather up a whole load of those, from any year between 1982 and your destination year, and hope the games shop staff wouldn’t mind. You could say you’d been saving them up in a piggy bank, or something, and hope they wouldn’t ask how these ‘recent’ coins look like they’ve been circulating for 38 years.

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3 minutes ago, jonathanhoey said:


The current 20p piece hasn’t changed since 1982 so in theory I guess you could gather up a whole load of those, from any year between 1982 and your destination year, and hope the games shop staff wouldn’t mind. You could say you’d been saving them up in a piggy bank, or something, and hope they wouldn’t ask how these ‘recent’ coins look like they’ve been circulating for 38 years.

 

How about buying up a load of just released games from that time and taking them in to trade? If you picked the right time they used to do stupid trade in values for newly released games like £30. Ahhhh the days of buying a game from another store, unwrapping it and trading it in for more to game, then buying another and trading it in again.

 

Didn't someone on here get a PS3 or something by doing this with an initial £20 outlay?

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3 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Would be typical if a gamer from 2020 travelled back in time to a nineties gameshop and accidentally unleashed covid-19 upon an unsuspecting world with apocalyptic consequences. 

 

If you're saying that dumpster is a game buying, time travelling superspreader from 2050 then I must say, I had my suspicions.

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