After having tackled the subject once (second part is coming soon), let’s see how retrogaming can make you rich, but watch out, because there’s a twist.
Indeed, I won’t talk about money here because this is something that doesn’t interest me or at least not when retrogaming is at stake. No, here I will let you in on the secret richness that retrogaming holds or maybe you just didn’t see it.
Anyway, if you’re a retro gamer there’s a chance that you are actually interested in history and that’s good but I’d like you to go beyond that, at least if you intend to get rich in knowledge, that is. It doesn’t necessarily mean you will become an historian. Hell, maybe you don’t want to! But what’s the point in collecting or even playing some good old school games if it’s not to learn some trivia about them?
Retrogaming can also allow you to meet new and amazing people! More and more people feel nostalgic about the games they played when they were young. There are many retrogaming related events happening all around the world, some big, some just started by a few passionate retrogamers. I’ve been to a lot of these and every single time it was great! You spend time discussing, sharing memories, among other things. Nowadays, thanks to social networks it’s even easier to keep in touch because in those kinds of events you never know who you’re going to come across. When I was in Game On Expo in Chandler AZ last year, I met with Michael Price, a former game designer at Coleco, and Al Lowe, creator of the Leisure Suit Larry franchise. I also had the chance to speak briefly to the Gaming Historian, if you don’t know who he is, first shame on you, second just check his videos. I personally use them as reliable sources for my books, he’s that good! Anyway, that’s another great way to get rich thanks to retrogaming. Friendships that stick and that could be the most important lesson here.
If you have other ways to get rich thanks to retrogaming, let me know, I’m always on the look out!