The retro gaming community is a wonderful place. Filled with plenty of like-minded individuals all focused on the love of pixels and a nostalgic past, it’s a great feeling being part of the second life we all lead through gaming. Having said that though, I’ve noticed a big increase in the number of fellow collectors claiming they are more than addicted to the hobby we know and love as retro gaming. On the surface this sounds a ridiculous claim, however, when you listen to their justification you’ll sit up and take notice. One YouTube user recently stated that retro game collecting has had a largely detrimental effect on his life. His fear of missing a bargain, an unquenchable desire to enlargen his collection and a compulsion to continually buy games to showcase on his YouTube channel, all leading to upset and frustration.