THE DAY IS UPON IS.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I…I don’t even know how to begin. I just want to say I’ve appreciated all of your support and and and…okay. I’m being a bit dramatic. The point I’m trying – and failing – to make is that I’M FINALLY COMPILING A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL OF MY VIDEOGAMES. That’s right – that tab labeled “My Collection”, which has just been sitting up there for over a year, will finally serve a purpose.
To undergo this task, I’m going to be utilizing Game Collector, a website/program I SWEAR was made for me. Here are some of the things Game Collector is capable of:
To add your games to the Game Collector database, you can either manually search Game Collector…
OR you can use this piece of technology called a BARCODE SCANNER, which is the route I’ll be using (specifically, I’ll be using the Opticon OPN-2001 scanner). Obviously I won’t be able to scan my SNES cartridges, I’ll have to manually enter those, but still – freakin’ brilliant.
Upon adding each game, Game Collector will automatically fill in the deets: the title, platform, format, genre, description, release date, the developer/publisher, etc. It’ll also upload the front and back cover art
HELLZ YEAH. And it doesn’t work ONLY for games – this bad boy supports over 100 different game platforms and peripherals, including PC, consoles, handhelds, guitars, drum kits, microphones, light guns, etc. What does this mean? This means I can log all five of my NES consoles into Game Collector. And then promptly slap myself for owning five NES consoles.
Once you’ve gone through the process of adding every single game in your collection (God help me) viewing them looks to be a breeze.
And when it’s all said and done, you can export your game database to HTML files for uploading or print out a printer-friendly list. You can also download an app for iOS or Android devices for an easy-on-the eyes, on-the-go view of your collection. Game Collector has MANY more features, so to check them out head over to their website. Another bonus –you can try it out for free!
I just received my license yesterday, so needless to say I’m going to be uploading the PISS out of my collection this weekend. Sure, I might have to check into a mental ward afterwards, but hey. It’s the price I pay.