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Talking Point: Are You A ‘Complete-In-Box’ Or ‘Loose Cart’ Retro Gamer?

‘Cause you never quite know where the CIBs is at.

Many many moons ago, I used to have a hard rule when it came to buying secondhand games: CIB, or on yer bike. You can tell it was years ago, because back then we called them ‘secondhand’, not ‘preowned’.

You see, I was the type of kid who would keep not only the pamphlets and warranty cards that came with every new game, but also the little plastic bag the cart came in. After playing and enjoying my video game in the regulation manner, I’d diligently slide it back into its plastic slip, place it in its cardboard sleeve, carefully close the box (making sure not to put undue stress on the tabs, of course) and pop the game back into its drawer away from sunlight, pets and other hazards. The idea that people would leave loose carts lying about the place horrified me, even though cartridges are pretty hardwearing. Leaving a disc to get scratched up or chewed by the dog? I mean, how do people live like that?

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

‘Cause you never quite know where the CIBs is at.

Many many moons ago, I used to have a hard rule when it came to buying secondhand games: CIB, or on yer bike. You can tell it was years ago, because back then we called them ‘secondhand’, not ‘preowned’.

You see, I was the type of kid who would keep not only the pamphlets and warranty cards that came with every new game, but also the little plastic bag the cart came in. After playing and enjoying my video game in the regulation manner, I’d diligently slide it back into its plastic slip, place it in its cardboard sleeve, carefully close the box (making sure not to put undue stress on the tabs, of course) and pop the game back into its drawer away from sunlight, pets and other hazards. The idea that people would leave loose carts lying about the place horrified me, even though cartridges are pretty hardwearing. Leaving a disc to get scratched up or chewed by the dog? I mean, how do people live like that?

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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