I’m a big believer of having the ability to play what you like, no matter what era of gaming it’s from. I’ve put a lot of effort into getting all the consoles I’m interested in set up in a way that I can play what I want, when I want. That means buying all the consoles, buying the games or the flash/SD solution for them, setting them up with the best video signal for the system, etc. That’s all well and good, and it’s honestly a hobby unto it’s own, for certain. I’m still only part way through the adventure, and that’s half the fun.
The trouble is that I’m so limited on the time I get to play, I feel like I may never really get to the libraries that aren’t front and center on my interest spectrum. I feel like I’m on the first steps of a marathon, and the games at the end are almost unattainable. I would love to deep dive into the likes of Intellivision, PS1, C64, Amiga, Atari 2600, and truly enjoy and explore their libraries, but I still have so many of the greats to play like Mega Man 3 and up, Metroid, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Halo 3 etc…
I’m a big believer in getting use out of what you buy and keep. Does this mean I should be trimming my collection for fear of never using it? Should I wait and see how much free time I have once the kids are in school? Do I wait to see how much use my kids get out of it?
This is obviously a decision I need to make on my own, but I’m interested in your thoughts on the subject.