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    There are 2 different guides? One for 8 bit and one for more advanced stuff? I want one of them but I only wat the lists for nes, snes, sega cd, master system, atari 2600, ps1, n64, saturn, game boy , and game gear. SO I would need to pay $50 for both guides? Thats way too much. Its good info but why couldnt ehy just be in the same book for the $25? Man, now my hopes are gone.
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    Well, the most recent issue of the collector's guide that covers the systems up to NES clocks in at just over 500 pages so expecting one volume to cover every system up to the PS1 and Dreamcast is really expecting too much. And a nice big 500-page book for $25 is, in my opinion, a very good deal. Think of it this way...for the price of one full-priced game, you're getting two huge books chockful of gaming history...

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    Well, the Advance guide is going to be a "first edition" of sorts, there will be mistakes and corrections aplenty by the time Advance v.2 comes out. where the classic DP guide is version 7 and is way closer to being a 'set' guide than the advance guide.


    Still, buy both! I would never part with any DP guide, they're essential to the hobby in my opinion. It isn't perfect, and probably won't will be, but it's so informative. Think of it as the Hitchhiker's Guide to Collecting Videogames.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charitycasegreg
    There are 2 different guides? One for 8 bit and one for more advanced stuff? I want one of them but I only wat the lists for nes, snes, sega cd, master system, atari 2600, ps1, n64, saturn, game boy , and game gear. SO I would need to pay $50 for both guides? Thats way too much. Its good info but why couldnt ehy just be in the same book for the $25? Man, now my hopes are gone.
    Fellow cheesehead, I too am always looking for a bargain, and rarely pay more than $25 for any single game or gaming item. That being said, the $25 I shelled out for my DP guide is probably the best money I have spent in terms of learning more about the hobby. If you haven't seen one yet, you will be stunned by the amount of information and detail in the book. It's an invaluable resource, and I plan to shell out another $25 to get the DP Advance guide when it comes out this Summer. You'll be thumbing through your guides years after that $25 game you're thinking about buying now has become a permanent shelf resident.

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    You do realize you don't have to buy both books at the same time right? I mean, buy one one month, buy the other the next month. You have now spread that $50 over an 8 week period, making it just $6.25 a week you'd have to put back. It's not going to put you into bankruptcy, so come on man, suck it up...eat out one less time a week, and get both books.

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    I guess I dont really know much about any other systems besides nes so having these books would help me get better at knowing about other systems and maybe get me some good deals and maybe those deals would pay for the guides. ie.-I dont know much about some game worth 100 bucks but I see it at a a garage sale, I go to my car, look in the book and find out its value. Then I pay the 5 doallar garage sale price, and sell the item on ebay and making enogh profit to pay for the books.
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    Its good info but why couldnt ehy just be in the same book for the $25?
    I'm afraid that's a question you'd have to ask the printing and publishing companies, as the cost for a book with roughly 1000 pages, the size of the DP guide, would be ver expensive to make.

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