A lifetime of gaming & accumulating – John Hancock


We’ve seen some large collections through the years right here at GamesYouLoved from all around the world. They arrive in all styles and sizes and there’s at all times an attention-grabbing story behind them.

We caught up with Traditional Sport collector John Hancock about his superb assortment he has amassed through the years and came upon why he loves videogames, what he performs and why he collects retro video games

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GamesYouLoved – how lengthy have you ever been taking part in video video games?

John – I’ve been taking part in video games for over 35 years. I bear in mind going to the arcades as a small boy taking part in early Atari Arcade video games.

GamesYouLoved – what was your first console?

John – My first console was a Radio Shack TV scoreboard(Pong Clone).

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GamesYouLoved – what gaming period do you like essentially the most – 70s, 80s or 90s?

John – I’ve to say that the 90s has one of the best of many worlds. Nes, Snes, Sega Genesis, Neo Geo, and Turbo Grafx have been all hitting their stride throughout this period. Whereas I additionally did like gaming on the Ps, it truly is the eight and 16 bit period that I loved essentially the most.

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GamesYouLoved – when did you begin accumulating significantly?

John – Early to mid 90s I began accumulating greater than what I might play.

GamesYouLoved – was it simple to gather within the early days?

John – Simpler, however not simple. I drove tons of of miles for video games. There have been much less sport exhibits, and ebay was not a factor but. Costs have been cheaper, however much less data at your fingertips made it’s important to do extra analysis for video games.

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GamesYouLoved – is it tougher to gather now?

John – Sure it’s for a few causes. There are extra people on the lookout for the identical stuff. Costs has gotten costly for some issues. Different issues are simply not obtainable. Older video games are a hit or miss of being anyplace apart from ebay.

GamesYouLoved  – inform us about among the folks you might have met by way of your accumulating?

John – Met Rick Weis at a Traditional Gaming Expo the place we then grew to become associates.

This friendship additionally began the groundwork for online game exhibits within the Portland Vancouver Space. This was floor zero for what’s now the Portland RetroGaming Expo.

I’ve met David Crane, Jerry Lawson, Walter Day, Billy Mitchel, Bob Smith, Joe Decuir at a earlier PRGE and offered him an Amiga…one thing that he helped with the design.

Most significantly, I’ve lasting friendships with individuals who now assist me arrange the Cowlitz Players for Children Expo.

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GamesYouLoved – title three video games you like alot out of your assortment?

John – Robotron 2084, Ghouls N Ghosts, and Rogue Squadron

GamesYouLoved for those who might personal one console solely what would it not be?

John – Sega Genesis

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