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Topic   Best way to track your gaming collection?

1020chase
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#1)
Is the a great app for iPhone to track your gaming collection? Or something else? Just use Gametz?
dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#2)
I've tried a couple of apps, and frankly, none of them have worked as well as the GameFAQs database for me. Most of the time, they don't handle imports well. Others don't handle more obscure systems. Plus, there is the upside of sharing my collection with others if I use a web based one.

Antipop
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31-Jul(#3)
I use the collection feature on here to keep track of my physical media. On backloggery (see my signature) I list both phyical and digital games and whether I've beaten games or not. I really like their setup and would recommend it!

Gypsy
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* 31-Jul(#4)
I use gvn but they don't have imports.

Some nice things about gvn: you can track if you've beat the game, there are fields for personal value and what you paid as well.
tonymack21
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31-Jul(#5)
i use this and backloggery as well.

HungryWolf
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31-Jul(#6)
There's pricecharting.com which also tells you how much your collection is worth, and glitchwave.com which I think visually looks the best. It also keeps track of the different releases/variants for each game, sort of like Discogs.
bumsplikity
Gold Good Trader
31-Jul(#7)
I use an android app called GAMEYE. It works well enough. I believe there is an Iphone version of the app as well. It doesn't handle imports super well but I don't have many of those so it works for me.
tonymack21
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31-Jul(#8)
backloggery's biggest weakness is they dont have a database, but for those imports or variants since you're adding everything freeform you can just add that info in.

Gypsy
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31-Jul(#9)
HungryWolf wrote:
> There's pricecharting.com which also tells you how much your collection is worth,
> and glitchwave.com which I think visually looks the best. It also keeps track of
> the different releases/variants for each game, sort of like Discogs.

This is also part of why I use GVN but I found their pricing algorithm to be more accurate than PC. Neither is perfect by any means though.
Frank
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31-Jul(#10)
I personally have my collection on TZ, as well as a Google Spreadsheet and Excel Spreadsheet.

The spreadsheets are definitely a lot easier to keep up with, but I like keeping my TZ collection up to date as well, so people here can see what I like smile

Gypsy
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31-Jul(#11)
Frank wrote:
> I personally have my collection on TZ, as well as a Google Spreadsheet and Excel
> Spreadsheet.
>
> The spreadsheets are definitely a lot easier to keep up with, but I like keeping
> my TZ collection up to date as well, so people here can see what I like smile
>
>

Oddly enough I use TZ for anime, despite better sites existing for the task. I'm just already so invested on here (750 entries) that it's easier to keep adding on here versus adding all that to my account on blu-ray.com. Which reminds me I think I'm due for an update lol.
Frank
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31-Jul(#12)
Gypsy wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> I personally have my collection on TZ, as well as a Google Spreadsheet and Excel
>> Spreadsheet.
>>
>> The spreadsheets are definitely a lot easier to keep up with, but I like keeping
>> my TZ collection up to date as well, so people here can see what I like smile
>>
>>
>
> Oddly enough I use TZ for anime, despite better sites existing for the task. I'm
> just already so invested on here (750 entries) that it's easier to keep adding on
> here versus adding all that to my account on blu-ray.com. Which reminds me I think
> I'm due for an update lol.

Reminds me I still need to catalog my movie collection. Not much to it, so I've never really bothered laughing out loud
dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#13)
Gypsy wrote:
> Oddly enough I use TZ for anime, despite better sites existing for the task. I'm
> just already so invested on here (750 entries) that it's easier to keep adding on
> here versus adding all that to my account on blu-ray.com. Which reminds me I think
> I'm due for an update lol.

The thought of using here for my anime collection truthfully scares me. I still need to create a proper database for my anime- I've started one, and done everything but DVD. Unfortunately, that's the scary part. (And I'm still salty about the program I used to use being discontinued... it was amazing for me. I know how long it took me to do my manga; repeating that process for ~2500 DVDs is daunting.)

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#14)
dunno001 wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Oddly enough I use TZ for anime, despite better sites existing for the task. I'm
>> just already so invested on here (750 entries) that it's easier to keep adding
> on
>> here versus adding all that to my account on blu-ray.com. Which reminds me I think
>> I'm due for an update lol.
>
> The thought of using here for my anime collection truthfully scares me. I still need
> to create a proper database for my anime- I've started one, and done everything but
> DVD. Unfortunately, that's the scary part. (And I'm still salty about the program
> I used to use being discontinued... it was amazing for me. I know how long it took
> me to do my manga; repeating that process for ~2500 DVDs is daunting.)
>
>

Imagine having all singles when available/possible. I've tried to reduce the number of singles releases that I have but at the end of the day I'm also cheap so it's very hard to justify replacing Dragon Drive, Flame of Recca etc For the same reason I haven't upgraded a few things to blu ray mostly Funimation stuff. I remember some things where I was working towards the singles back in the day but found deals on box sets thankfully.
dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#15)
Gypsy wrote:
> Imagine having all singles when available/possible. I've tried to reduce the number
> of singles releases that I have but at the end of the day I'm also cheap so it's
> very hard to justify replacing Dragon Drive, Flame of Recca etc For the same reason
> I haven't upgraded a few things to blu ray mostly Funimation stuff. I remember some
> things where I was working towards the singles back in the day but found deals on
> box sets thankfully.

I don't have to imagine. I remember replacing my VHS with DVD singles. I still remember fondly getting that black DVD boxset of Eva and purging 13 tapes for it. I've only ever replaced a couple of DVDs with BRs, and I really felt burnt each time. And after my last one (Gravitation), I'm not doing it with any more. The space I'd gain from replacing my Marmalade Boy boxes with the new BR set sounds nice, but... I worry that again, I'd lose what extras exist on the DVDs. That... seems to be a pattern with a lot of newer BR releases- the lack of on-disk extras. Too many of them have a clean op and ed... and trailers. Even homemade ones like English VA interviews seem to have decreased in frequency. And I really miss outtakes... especially the ones Media Blasters did back in the day. (Weiss Kreuz has some of the best I've seen.)

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#16)
dunno001 wrote:
>
>
> I don't have to imagine. I remember replacing my VHS with DVD singles. I still remember
> fondly getting that black DVD boxset of Eva and purging 13 tapes for it. I've only
> ever replaced a couple of DVDs with BRs, and I really felt burnt each time. And after
> my last one (Gravitation), I'm not doing it with any more. The space I'd gain from
> replacing my Marmalade Boy boxes with the new BR set sounds nice, but... I worry
> that again, I'd lose what extras exist on the DVDs. That... seems to be a pattern
> with a lot of newer BR releases- the lack of on-disk extras. Too many of them have
> a clean op and ed... and trailers. Even homemade ones like English VA interviews
> seem to have decreased in frequency. And I really miss outtakes... especially the
> ones Media Blasters did back in the day. (Weiss Kreuz has some of the best I've seen.)
>
>

Extras are pretty hit and miss. Some are actually fantastic like Castle of Cagliostro. Marmalade Boy is SD BD so there is no real gain in quality anyway. I'd actually love to get all the Tokyopop volumes, one is impossibly rare (I believe the third) and Discotek putting the series out on DVD and SD BD doesn't change that.
dunno001
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31-Jul(#17)
Gypsy wrote:
> Extras are pretty hit and miss. Some are actually fantastic like Castle of Cagliostro.
> Marmalade Boy is SD BD so there is no real gain in quality anyway. I'd actually love
> to get all the Tokyopop volumes, one is impossibly rare (I believe the third) and
> Discotek putting the series out on DVD and SD BD doesn't change that.

I got that series insanely cheap, even for the day. I preordered DVD 1 from BestBuy (before they decided to do sets) for $23. I forgot all about it, and when set 1 came out, I got a shipping notification that they shipped me the $100 set for $23. Set 2 was $54, then TP dropped retail on 3 and 4, so I got those for about $27 each. Last I checked, both sets 3 and 4 were going for $200 each.

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#18)
dunno001 wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Extras are pretty hit and miss. Some are actually fantastic like Castle of Cagliostro.
>> Marmalade Boy is SD BD so there is no real gain in quality anyway. I'd actually
> love
>> to get all the Tokyopop volumes, one is impossibly rare (I believe the third)
> and
>> Discotek putting the series out on DVD and SD BD doesn't change that.
>
> I got that series insanely cheap, even for the day. I preordered DVD 1 from BestBuy
> (before they decided to do sets) for $23. I forgot all about it, and when set 1 came
> out, I got a shipping notification that they shipped me the $100 set for $23. Set
> 2 was $54, then TP dropped retail on 3 and 4, so I got those for about $27 each.
> Last I checked, both sets 3 and 4 were going for $200 each.
>
>

The Discotek rerelease tanked them considerably. Assuming you can find the third one. The first two are peanuts but I believe they always were.
dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#19)
Gypsy wrote:
> The Discotek rerelease tanked them considerably. Assuming you can find the third
> one. The first two are peanuts but I believe they always were.

*pokes around* Wow, I guess so. Sets 1 and 2 did go for about $25 each at that time, now I see they can be had easily for $10. Even set 4 was on Amazon for about $15, but I see what you mean on 3. Though it's not really expensive when it shows up anymore, either, given that the last one sold for $40...

egg
Double Gold Good Trader
* 1-Aug(#20)
tonymack21 wrote:
> backloggery's biggest weakness is they dont have a database, but for those imports
> or variants since you're adding everything freeform you can just add that info in.
>
>
>

Their biggest weakness is you can only add/edit/delete your games one at a time.

Notepad and pastebin.com are still the best collection trackers. Until someone makes one with text entry. Like sites which let you enter MtG decklists, but replace cards with games. The only flaw with this is you have to be sure to spell the names accurately but aside from that it is much faster and still has the benefits of a database. (Which backloggery doesn't even have... lowl)
Antipop
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1-Aug(#21)
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tonymack21
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* 1-Aug(#22)
if anyone else is on backloggery post your stuff so we can all add to multitap, mines the same as here
1020chase
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Aug(#23)
I'm trying out "Sort It!" video games. Any issues with this one? Coast $10 but okay so far. Only glitch I'm seeing is when you sort it, have to click some hidden radials...
HungryWolf
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1-Aug(#24)
I've often thought about building my own website/app for tracking your video game collection since none of the existing ones seem to do it as well as I (or everyone here, apparently) want them to. The most daunting task is compiling a database of the games themselves, although it seems there are now some APIs that I should look into which would take care of that problem. I'll have to see how extensive they are; I collect WonderSwan games and it's not unlikely that they won't have information for those games. Anyway, if anyone is interested, what are features that you would ideally want in a video game collection tracking service?
BluesideL
Gold Good Trader
1-Aug(#25)
I use vgcollect.

You can add items to the database not already there, export and import data and other nice features. Here's a sample collection page:https://www.vgcollect.com/scott
Batmanjl77
Bronze Good Trader
2-Aug(#26)
Backloggd is a newer site where you can keep track of your games and review ones you've played. It's a great site, it's basically like Letterboxd for video games.


https://www.backloggd.com
Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
2-Aug(#27)
I'm overly data-driven about everything, so I use an Excel spreadsheet with my games listed alphabetically by title with the system the game is on, whether it's on PS+/Games with Gold, the average metacritic score, the average time to platinum (or time to beat if not a PS4/PS3 game), and the difficulty. I have a separate list for Game Pass games since they move in and out more frequently. Then, I can easily sort the list to decide what to play at a given time. Things I'm completely finished with get a green background, things I've beaten but still want to platinum or 100% get a yellow background, and things I never intend to play again and have in my collection digitally but haven't finished get a red background.

Topic   Best way to track your gaming collection?