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Earthwormfrank
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Easiest way to find protos
08. Dec 2011 at 17:08
 
Hi, I'm new in the forum, and I was wondering which ways do protos seekers like you use to find prototypes games. I already did a search on ebay, on google, and it seems very hard to find some prototype or beta games.

so, tips and advices are welcome Smiley
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Reply #1 - 08. Dec 2011 at 19:42
 

I think one way people have tried to find them is by looking through old magazines for game reviews, then attempting to contact the author of the review.

On a similar vein, I think someone went through an old Nintendo Power and contacted all the winners of Nintendo World Championships to see if anyone wanted to sell their carts,  and I believe NGD tried contacting a bunch of Nintendo Authorized Repair Centers about getting their old test carts, etc..

The easiest way is to contact a known proto collector.  They may be unwilling to reveal their sources, but they likely have protos they are willing to sell.

Caveat:  I've never found a proto, and I don't consider early evaluation copies of Sudoku to count.

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Reply #2 - 11. Dec 2011 at 03:01
 
Yeah I agree. I think also a good way is to try to retrace people that have already worked in development of a video game ( that's hard, but if you succeed in finding someone, you could be suprised); internet is a great help for this.

Or go to flea markets but you have to be very very lucky to catch someone having one.
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Reply #3 - 21. Feb 2012 at 11:29
 
I disagree about the internet being a great help in a way that some people just dont want to be found or bugged about their past...but i guess it works, lol.

I believe you just have to keep your eyes open and/or be very LUCKY when finding a Proto.
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Reply #4 - 25. Feb 2012 at 19:10
 
If you mean EASY ,i would say ebay.
Bid,win,pay and it comes in the mail.
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