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Posted on Dec 15th 2010 at 06:32:54 AM by (dom meatball)
Posted under collection, goals, 2011, playstation

So as another year comes to a close, and again I take a look back and reflect on the year.  This time last year I made my only other blog entry. I detailed my various collection goals for 2010 and how I hope to go about achieving those goals. Well I'm back to do it again. Only this year I will also get to review my previous goals, as well as setting myself up with an ambitious list for next year.

2010 was probably the best year for my collection. I added over 400 games to my collection, added a bunch of boxes and manuals to many of my cart only games and finally got my collecting into full swing.  2010 was the first year that I had a considerable amount of extra money to devote to video games. In previous years since I've started collecting money has always been an issue. In many cases I would find highly wanted games and be unable to purchase them. I'd also be constantly torn between buying classic games for my collection or buying new releases for PS3. This has always been increasingly frustrating, but to my delight, not this year.

As for specific goals, last year was the first time that I set up a formal list like this. Overall I really didn't know exactly how to go about it and what kind of goals to set for myself. I feel since it was the first time I made this kind of list I kept it a bit too simple. As the year went on, I had a tough time staying interested in a few of my goals. Anyway, without further delay, here's my 2010 review.


1. Reach 150 PlayStation (1) games.
This goal was quite easy for me to achieve overall. I added around 100 unique PS1 titles to my collection, I only needed 37 to reach the 150 mark. I now sit at 235 PS1 games and this number will probably grow by a few more games by the end of the year. I was also able to get a few specific wants for the system, most notably Tomba. I will have a similar PlayStation related goal in my upcoming list of goals, as I've decided to shoot for a complete PS1 collection.

2. Strengthen My PSP Collection.
Overall I was able to strengthen my PSP collection but not in the way I hoped. I had a set list of specific games I wanted and I got a few of them. Though, as the year progressed I began to neglect buying for my PSP. So I had a rather neutral result with this goal. I didn't quite achieve it but I didn't quite fail. 

3. Complete My Resident Evil (US Releases and Variants) Collection [PC excluded]
I was able to add 4 or 5 additions to my Resident Evil collection, but a few months into the year I decided to put this one on hold for the time being. I'm not really pleased with the route that the series had taken and I don't want to own all the Wii Resident Evil games aor any of the 3DS games that are on the way.

4. Obtain a Complete Earthbound.
Failed, plain and simple.

5. Complete My U.S. Metal Gear Solid Collection.
I added 2 more Metal Gear Solid games that I needed for my collection. I felt pretty lucky that I was able to find a copy of MGS4: Limited Edition in perfect condition, for a great price also. Obviously I wasn't able to complete this one but I feel like I made a solid stride towards completion and hope to complete it next year.

6. Start A Sega CD Collection With About 20 Games.
This one I achieved fully. Midway through the year I got my Sega CD and I promptly purchased 20 games. I was able to add specific games that I wanted as well, including: Snatcher, Sonic CD, Corpse Killer, and Night Trap. So this goal was met with a resounding success.

7. Obtain Every Capcom Release on the Original X-Box.
I quickly decided to scrap this goal. It was a last minute addition that I decided against afterwards.

If I'm going by this list of goals, my year would probably have to be considered a failure. I'm not looking at it like that though. This past year I obtained an array of games that I wanted (ie: Akumajou Dracula for Super Famicom, CIB), and had a ton of fun doing so. Therefore 2010 was a grand success for me that I intend to grow upon in 2011.

Well now that's out of the way, now let's detail my list of goals for the upcoming year.

2011 GOALS:

GOAL # 1: Reach 400 Total PlayStation (1) Games.
As stated previously I'm going for the ambitious and possible crazy feat of a complete PS1 collection. This is just one more step towards that overall goal.

Specific PS1 Targets for 2011:
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne
Mega Man Legends 2
Team Buddies
Psychic Detectives
Fox Hunt
Clock Tower 2

GOAL # 2: Complete My North American Metal Gear Solid Collection, variants included.

Only five more left:
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Greatest Hits, PS2)
The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (Red cover, Limited Edition, PS2)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel (PSP)

GOAL # 3: Obtain 20 Complete Super Famicom Games.

There are plenty specifics games that I want but due to the difficulty of finding Super Famicom imports, especially complete, I'll take what I can get. Though I do hope to get  at least Chrono Trigger, Castlevania Dracula XX, and Go Go Ackman 1 and 3, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

GOAL # 4: Obtain a PC Engine Duo-R.

I actually have a few potential sellers for this. Hopefully this will be easier than it should be for me.

GOAL # 5: Obtain a Nintendo Famicom and Rebuild A Famicom Collection.

I currently have a Messiah NEX system that plays Famicom games but I want the real thing. I had around 10 or so Famicom games but last year I decided to sell them off for whatever idiotic reason. I'm now immensely regreting that decision and I really want to rebuild my Famicom collection. 15 or 20 games should do just fine for now. A few games are a must, like Sweet Home and Akumajou Densetsu.

GOAL # 6: A Complete Copy of Earthbound.

Yet again I will try to find one, no ebay allowed.

GOAL # 7: Add Boxes to Various Systems.

I would like to have all of my consoles complete in box. Right now I have a decent amount of CIB systems. I would love to extend upon this number.

Specific systems I need boxes for include:
NES (Top Loader)
Sega Saturn (Grey, Japanese Import)
Sega Dreamcast (Black Sega Sports)
Sega CD

Well there you have it, my 2011 goals. When thinking about these goals I wanted to keep it simple but at the same time be a little more creative and diverse. Having said that, I am much happier with this set of goals. They are definitely more difficult than last year, but even still I am much more excited. Hopefully I can fare better with my goals this year and most importantly continue to have fun collecting in 2011. I thank you for reading and I hope to make further contributions to the blog more regularly. Thank you again, and Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 22nd 2009 at 11:13:03 AM by (dom meatball)
Posted under collection, goals, playstation

Becoming a more active member of RF, I submit to you my first blog entry.

As the new year approaches, I sit here looking at my collection and ponder. "What is my collection missing?" I think to myself. I've done this for the past 2 or 3 years, then I set a few goals for myself. Goals include adding certain numbers to certain systems as well as specific games that I'm targeting. Well this year I want to make a more formal project out of it. So here I will post my overall collection goals for the year 2010 and periodically update my progress (whether anyone reads or not). Ebay will not be used for any of this collecting.

GOAL #1: Reach 150 PlayStation (1) games.

I'm currently at 113 PlayStation games, so 37 will achieve this goal. Yearly sport games obviously don't count towards this goal as with any number related goals. Also, within those 37 titles I wish to add 5 or so Long Box PS games to my list.

Specific PlayStation (1) targets:
- Persona
- Clock Tower 2
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Resident Evil 2 (Dual Shock / Black Label)
- Resident Evil: Director's Cut (Greatest Hits)
- Twisted Metal (Long Box)
- Tomba
- Team Buddies
- The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

GOAL #2: Strengthen My PSP Collection.

My PSP collection is the weakest of my Sony consoles. I have a list of about 15+ PSP titles that I would like to add this year.

- Gran Turismo
- LittleBigPlanet
- Prinny
- Hammerin Heroes
- Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
- Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
- Street Fighter Alpha 3
- Star Ocean First Departure
- Star Ocean Second Evolution
- Loco Roco
- Loco Roco 2
- Patapon
- Jeanne D' Arc
- All the Monster Hunter Games

GOAL #3: Complete My Resident Evil (US Releases and Variants) Collection [PC excluded]

I have a a few PS1 variants left to obtain as well as the Dreamcast and Gamecube ports, and a few random variants here and there. I'll update later with a list.

GOAL #4: Complete Version of Earthbound.

I try for this every year and fail miserably without the help of ebay.

GOAL #5: Complete my US Metal Gear Solid Collection and begin working on my Japanese Metal Gear Solid Collection.

US MGS games needed are:

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Greatest Hits, PS2)
The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (Red cover, Limited Edition, PS2)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel (PSP)
Metal Gear Solid 4: (Limited Edition, PS3)
Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes (Players Choice, GC)

GOAL #6: Start A Sega CD Collection.

I'm not looking for any specific games (besides Snatcher). I would just like to start a collection for this console and hit about 20 games for it by the years end.

GOAL #7 (Final Goal): Obtain All US Capcom releases for the original Xbox.

This is my first real step towards a complete US Capcom collection. I've been buying Capcom games for all systems at random. I will continue to do that but I want to put most of my focus on one system. So I'll start with a rather easy system, the Xbox.

[UPDATE: Added a list of the Xbox games I need. If I'm missing any on this list please let me know.]
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Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance
Capcom Classics Collection
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2
Capcom Fighting Jam
Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO
Dino Crisis 3
Final Fight: Streetwise
Genma Onimusha
Group S Challenge
Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Pro Cast Sports Fishing
Steel Battalion
Steel Battalion: Line of Contact
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection

Well those are my goals. Hopefully I can reach most of these by years end. I feel that I might be reaching too high though. Updates will be up.

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