How Do You Get Rid of Old Games?
There comes a time where we must part ways with our beloveds. It’s not that we got sick of them or don’t enjoy their company anymore, it’s sadly something more shallow then we care to admit – a new gaming platform or game has been released and Big Daddy wants it.
Old games are better than puppies because you never have to put them down when they pee on the carpet. They know the drill. They know the two of you will only be traveling through the far ends of Rapture until the next chapter is released. It’s bittersweet, but you’re too young for marriage.
But it begs the question: How do you get rid of old games?
A lot of people sell games back at a fraction of the price they bought them for. You wouldn’t do this to your pup, why do it to your game? I suggest keeping EVERY game you ever bought in storage, wait ten years or so then go have a retro gaming night. Come on, who here doesn’t fantasize about the original Nintendo? Nothing beats that. Nothing…well except maybe Atari. Maybe. Probably not.
Now it probably won’t do you any good to ship your games to a third world country seeing as how they might not have electricity. But, you could pass on your games to your nephew or niece who is just getting into the gaming scene. Odds are they know about all the new platforms and games out there, which is fine. You just need to sell them on THESE games being the classics that will make them a better gamer – good deed for the year, I think so.
They are dead to you aren’t they? But it doesn’t mean you can’t have one more hurrah on the way out. Find a spot in a forest or part of town most people don’t travel too much and dig a six feet grave for these games. Now the fun part comes when developers decide to dig up the land. Can you imagine their faces when they find your old games? Ten bucks says a news story will be written about it.
If you’ve gotten this far odds are you’re invested in this emotional topic in more ways than one. So share with us the best, most creative, out there way you get rid of your old games.