... my Genesis collection, that is.
When I originally began to reacquire it back in 2000, I never really thought how far I would go with it. I had no plans for a website at the time, and I was still new to the world of emulation. Back then, I felt - as I still do today - that actual hardware is the best way to experience games (emulation is invaluable for demoing and documentation), so I wanted to grab as many Genesis games as I could. I was lucky, because you practically couldn't give the darn things away at the time, and I managed to snag a few gems like M.U.S.H.A. and Shining Force really cheap.
Fast forward eight years, and I'm still buying games. Mine's a modest collection compared to many others out there ( 220 boxed games, only 2 missing their manuals), but I love it. I love the hunt, and I love the anticipation of getting a new game in the mail. I still don't have a limit of how many titles I plan to buy, and I'm even more lax now with which games I consider worth purchasing. For instance, a few years ago I never would have considered buying any sports title, believing them to be too dated to retain my interest. That's changed, and I recently got copies of World Series Baseball and NBA Jam T.E. A fun game is a fun game, and who cares if three quarters of the roster retired already?
Currently, I just snagged Super Baseball 2020 (look for a review soon!) and Bubba 'N Stix, and I still have a copy of Aryton Senna's Super Monaco GP 2 on the way. My biggest problem is where to house my collection. I'm going to have a custom bookcase made when my new gameroom is completed sometime before the next millennium arrives, but as it is now, I'm pretty tight on space!
Not that a lack of space will stop my from buying more games... Curse you eBay!