I’m actually contemplating going to the ER right now. My foot is swollen and has been since Monday (that I’ve noticed). I might have gout. I dunno. It’s spreading to my toes and they’re becoming numb. Only on the left foot though. Kind of weird. But, anyway…
I’ve been thinking lately about my life. Where is it heading, where it has been. What I want to accomplish while I’m on this earthly realm. I’m not as active as I was even a year ago. My job doesn’t require it, and my lack of social life doesn’t contribute to it. I don’t have the time to do the things I want, and I’m tired a lot more. But I’m also in a stable job for once. One of those classic 9-5 thingies with the union benefits. So, I guess life isn’t all bad.
And still, there are things I’ve put off from my youth that I’ve never achieved. And not just the world’s largest POG collection. I’ll be 30 in less than a year and a half. I see friends of mine all the sudden, who I haven’t spoken to or seen in 10+ years, and almost all of them have gone on to get married, have kids, move away, and so on. Me? Nothing. Still planning the second friendly “date” with a co-worker about 4 months later, and I use that term loosely.
But I guess what the point I’m trying to get at (and why this thread is in the videogame forum) is that there are things that have come to my attention that are more important to me now that my eyes have been opened, than my gaming habits. I play very little games as it is. Warhawk is always in my PS3. My “default” game. I actually played through 1/2 of Dark Sector in the last 3 days, but mostly because my foot has kept me incapacitated. I bought a 360 earlier in the year. Haven’t touched it since March. My Wii? Haven’t touched in over a year. WELL over a year.
I have games and games and games, and so many damned games in my “collection”… things I bought due to interest and intent in some day playing them, crossed with a delusional compulsive need to simply have them… I will NEVER get around to playing them. I have hundreds (that’s plural) games, still in the shrink wrap, I will NEVER, EVER, EVER touch, from 5 years ago. I have to look back and can only wonder what I was thinking.
Looking on, there are just things that are more important to me than holding on to these games. In fact, the games are no doubt holding me back, because they’re weighing on my conscious as a part of my life I will never be in control of and a time I’ve wasted that I’ll never get back. It’s just time to move on.
So… I have decided that a purge is in order. I can’t say WHEN it will happen, but SOON it will happen, that I am going to part with a ton of my games. And I’m curious to know, from any of you, does anyone have an idea of the best place to appraise the value of games? I don’t mean checking ebay or Gamestop. But, I mean, does anyone know of any videogame trading forums or something like that? I know I’m going to take a loss on these when I do part with them. That’s all part of the process of moving on. But I’m going to want to try and find a place where I can at least get a range of value for what I’ve got in my possession.