An Amazing Video Game Collection

I found a web site this morning that was created by a guy who is selling his video game collection. After looking at some these pictures, I was amazed at just how extensive his collection is. He currently has everything up for auction on Ebay, and when I checked the bid this morning, it is sitting pretty at $9,000. Couple this with some home theater chairs and you may never see daylight again…

I bet he never imagined that one day it would turn into this. Click the photo to be taken to his website.

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After decades of painstakingly collecting video games and consoles, I’ve finally decided to part with my entire collection. From Atari to PlayStation 2, there’s something for everybody in this collection. Even the unbelievably rare games are included. You may have played NiGHTS on the Sega Saturn, but did you know that they made an extremely rare Christmas version? You’ll find that in this collection, along with a rare NiGHTS analog controller. Many people are familiar with the Nintendo DS, but did you know that the Neo Geo Pocket was a handheld game system that was released half a decade earlier? You’ll find the Neo Geo Pocket Color in this collection too. Sure, you’ve probably played DVD-based games such as Scene-It, but the Nuon system preceded it by over 7 years and only released 8 games. This collection has 7 of the 8, including Iron Soldier 3, a game which was later recalled. Place your bid now to own your share of video game history.

The following systems are represented in this auction: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx, Coleco ColecoVision, Coleco Gemini, Coleco Telstar, Commodore 64/128, GCE Vectrex, Mattel Aquarius, Mattel Intellivision, Mattel Odyssey 2, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Xbox 360, Miscellaneous APF TV Fun, Miscellaneous Handheld Games, Miscellaneous PC Games, Miscellaneous SC Eight Thousand, Miscellaneous Sega Pods, Miscellaneous TV Games, NEC Turbo Duo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo NES, Nintendo Nintendo 64, Nintendo Super NES, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo Wii, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, SNK Neo Geo, SNK Neo Geo Pocket, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Texas Instruments TI 99/4A, VM Labs Nuon.

There are 1,768 items with an estimated value of $14,639.00. Rarity has been checked based on online rarity guides, including the DigitPress rarity guides. Rare (R), Extremely Rare (ER), and Unbelievably Rare (UR) display as colored rows in the table below. The estimated values are based on the rarity guides as well as recent eBay Completed Listings. The Reserve and Buy It Now are set well below the estimated value. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build your video game collection… or maybe it’s time to rebuild your collection… either way, there are some great items in this collection. Store purchasers are also welcome.

If You Find Yourself Bored Try A Little Pac-Man

I was doing my usual thing and surfing the net for just about anything that would spark my interest. I found something that said I could play pac-man in Excel…and guess what, I can!

It was a bit of a pain to close, so if you are at work I wouldn’t recommend playing it unless you are on your lunch break or something.

Here is the download link…Good Luck!

Pacman in Excel!

20Q.net Plays Past 50,000,000 games

20Q.net, the wildly popular online game and artificial intelligence, played its 50 millionth game on April 16th. To date, the game has asked close to one billion questions! (Relatively speaking, one billion seconds is roughly 31 years!) And, when we take into account all the time it has spent playing games, we’d put the 20Q’s age at about 95 “people” years. The site hosts tens of thousands of players daily, using every game as a learning opportunity and getting a little smarter each time. What was the object that stumped the 20Q A.I. the last time you played?

With this milestone also comes a series of 20Q specialty games. Using the same A.I. engine, 20Q is quickly becoming an expert in Music, Sports, Movies, T.V. and People. It won’t be long until it tackles a famous wizarding world, a time traveler with a British accent, a well-known street, and a Recognized Text of the Past. It’s too soon to tell but, someday, 20Q might even help you select a baby name (check out the 20Q Name Game.)

20Q is an artificial intelligence, a website, a company and a phenomenon that speaks for itself at http://20q.net. Players think of an animal, vegetable, mineral, or other item and 20Q guesses what they are thinking in twenty questions, or less.20q

Inventor Robin Burgener has nurtured the technology since its creation in 1988. The 20Q A.I. played 2,000 games in the first 10 years of its existence. In the past eighteen months, that number has exponentially increased to over 50 million games. 20Q has been translated into 22 languages, and the specialty versions of the handheld electronic game, 20Q Rock and Pop, Sports and Junior are in stores now. 20Q Mobile for the cell phone is licensed to I-play. The 20Q technology also has strong potential for applications in medical devices, search engines, tech support, machine diagnostics, and large e-commerce websites.

Licensed to Radica Games, Ltd. and Mattel, more than 12 million of the popular and addictive handheld versions have been sold. The handheld 20Q game won the 2006 Toy Industry Association’s Electronic Toy of the Year Award and received U.K. Toy Retailers’ Association Special Recognition Award. Now that 20Q.net is available in over 20 languages, even more people around the world can test its knowledge.