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Eureka!: Finding that rare game you wanted
Posted on Wednesday, July 22 2009 @ 19:55:31 Eastern

We all know the feeling.

You're browsing the website/looking upon the shelves of your local gaming retailer/eBay, and you find... it. That rare game, that classic you always wanted ever since you rented it once or twice, and since had become so addicted, that you sang its praises to everyone who would listen (and a lot of people who wouldn't)

That's normally when you realise either:
a) You're flat broke
or
b) It's just out of your price range.

Suddenly, that excitement you felt turns to anger and spite, cursing the world, the store, the whole Internet and/or the heavenly deity/deities that you worship for giving you such bad luck.

But, on the rare occasion that you have enough to purchase it, then the rest of the world just blurs as you, running on pure instinct alone, reach for your wallet, and pull out the cash/plastic. In a heartbeat, you're at the checkout. The next, you're at home, controls in hand as you start up the game.

That feeling, my friends, is the joy of cult classics. Their rarity only serves to heighten the feeling of euphoria you get when you finally come across a copy in your price range. Elevated above the crowd of mainstream, easily locatable titles, cult classics are unique in that, for most of us, they define our gaming experiences. Everyone's played Street Fighter and Soul Calibur, but a rare few know the pleasures of God Hand. The masses may know of the twin pleasures of Rock Band and Guitar Hero: World Tour, but only a handful know of the excitement that is Gitaroo Man.

Mainstream titles are fun, but cult classics are pure bliss.
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