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November 04, 2018
A stellar product
Anybody who has a collection of anything knows that the items themselves are only as cherished as the stories attached to them. For me, my video game collection (thanks to my current CLZ Games listing is 1,646 games and 26 hardware pieces) that I’ve been building for over 30 years leisurely has become a time machine, where the games connect me to specific points in my life and what’s been happening in the world around me. Starting with the Atari 2600 and Combat, and through Super Mario Party for the Nintendo Switch that I have preordered, my collection has become personified as an old friend who has been with me through it all, and always waits patiently for me to listen to one of it’s many stories.
Thanks to Alwin for reminding me about something I haven’t considered as a story worth telling, which is how I’ve kept track of this ever growing collection of games. CLZ Games has become the definitive answer in what I’ve been searching for throughout the collecting... a simple visual way to keep track and show off the collection. Previous iterations have been my own feeble attempts through spreadsheets and photos, which never was either easy to understand or beautiful. Other early attempts were using a Palm 505 (my first electronic attempt at a workable database), and my favorite, a sandwich bag containing index cards. And, when I would forget to bring any of these items to a store, I would succumb to plain old memory, which in many cases resulted in trips back to the store to exchange the item that I already had in my collection.
Of course, those were pre smart phone days, and you did what you had available to you. Technology and innovation go hand in hand, and I thank Alwin for his efforts in creating a stellar product at the right time, and the right time for me as a collector. I remember reading that the Guinness world record holder for a video game collection used this product, and well... if it’s good enough for him, it would definitely be great for me. And, regardless of your collection size, it sure is. — John Abulencia (USA) on Game Collector
October 31, 2018
My games collection
Finally I can track my games collection. Maybe it's not huge, but CLZ is really helping me keep it in one place ;) — Mateusz Jeszenowski (Poland) on Game Collector
October 29, 2018
Smitten by CLZ
Many years ago, when I still knew a small bit about website-development (very small bit), I wanted to start my own archive of my owned video games in order to always be up-to-date when trying to get stuff on flea markets and avoid buying doubles. Unfortunately, my l33t skillz did not suffice and I was stuck with a very barebones homepage that I had to update manually for every single letter. It worked for a time, but I always wanted to have a tool to simplify that process, especially, since my collection grew disproportionally over time, so the time-consuming work on my own site soon stopped.
Then, a couple of years ago I was made aware of your software by a fellow collector, and I was immediately smitten by CLZ. I am still in the middle of archiving all my games (especially since I can't get rid of the habit of having them with the exact cover as in my physical collection), I have started to utilize it for keeping track of digital purchases as well, and I love to have it on both my computer (for the actual work) and my mobile (for browsing whenever and wherever I might need it).

So for now I have a subscription well into 2020, and I will surely extend as long as you are around (please promise me to be!) — Tobias Bürgermeister (Germany) on Game Collector

October 25, 2018
My game room
In 2012 I moved from the U.S. to Oslo, Norway to start a new life with my then girlfriend and now wife. I sold my entire video game collection(including my beloved Virtual Boy :( ) in order to have money for a few months to survive until I found a job; hoping to one day build the collection again.
After working as a personal trainer for quite some time here in Norway I began to realize that many students and young people couldn't afford training with me but they really wanted to. Being a person who likes to barter I one day asked a guy if he had any old game systems to trade since he couldn't afford to train with me. He ended up giving me a N64 with Diddy Kong Racing and Banjo-Tooie and I gave him lessons in proper kettlebell techniques.
I made these trades for a while until I decided to switch careers making these kinds of deals no longer possible. I continued buying and trading for things from used items websites up until about 1 year ago when I seriously pissed off my wife.

I ended up contacting a guy that was selling games from his house(like a regular GameStop or something) for really cheap. He told me he was looking to get out of the business and everything had to go. He told me he had a storage unit filled with things he needed to trash. Seeing an opportunity here I filled up my car with 27 Slim/Phat PS2's, 9 original Xbox's, 3 Xbox 360's, 3 Gamecube's, 4 PS1's, 15 Guitar Hero guitars, 10 or so various handhelds, and boxes and boxes of games and accessories. I think I ended up counting 133 PS2 controllers alone for example. This filled up my wife's Audi A3 to where I couldn't see out the back or the passenger side window as Playstation was my passenger now.
The plan was simple. Get home, unload the car, and get everything to the game room before my wife got back from picking up the kid.

I failed miserably.
She arrived just as I opened the trunk of my car. The look on her face peering from inside her Nissan Leaf told me that I was in for some serious pain. After she yelled at me and asked me "What the hell I was thinking?!" the only thing I could think of was to tell her "Well, I won't buy anything for awhile at least". Obvoiusly not a great answer, but the only answer I could use to help diffuse the situation.
I brought box after box of stuff down into the basement while my wife glared at me from the living room.

Excitedly I sorted everything out and felt like I had hit the jackpot. Took me hours into the night to sort everything and I realized that I would one day need to catalogue all this stuff so I didn't buy games I already had. I ended up trashing a lot of things I deemed unusable or uninteresting to me but still kept a big chunk of what I had picked up from the dealer.

Flash forward about a year and I discovered the CLZ app.
I have around 450 games and over 40 consoles. I really wanted to take my collection to the next step and that's where CLZ stepped in. I've tried other apps but they didn't come close to finding all my PAL games. Well worth the money.
I'm not really that close to turning my game room into the sanctuary that I want it to be, but it's really the journey that counts. — Jarrod Harbrucker (Norway) on Game Collector

October 24, 2018
Fantastic app
I’ve got two products from CLZ, One is for my comic collection one is for my games addiction, Being able to look at your game or comic collection while you’re out browsing many shops and fleamarket. As help me with gaining the games and comics on my Wish List. Fantastic app that I would not be without now, and I would advise anybody to buy them. — Lance Thompson (United Kingdom) on Game Collector
October 18, 2018
I used to carry a binder with me
I used to carry around a binder with game list print out to see what games I have and which ones I need to buy. I was looking for a software to organize my game collection. I researched around and found the one for the best bang for my buck was Collectorz. Easy to put games in just search the name and find them in their database. It has the systems in their own categories so you don't have to worry about marking the game for which system it is for. Then I was able to puy the app which I could sync up my database to the cloud and whenever I made a change on the computer software it would sync my database on my phone. Makes it so much easier than carrying around a binder and I don't look like some weird collector with a binder. I can just open the app on my phone and look to see what games I have. — Jeff Thorne (USA) on Game Collector
October 08, 2018
CLZ is just perfect
CLZ makes great products. I've been collecting video games since 2009 and the CLZ Games app is just perfect for my needs. The interface is intuitive, the options are plentiful and everything screams quality. Also, the customer support is the best I've ever seen and they update their products frequently. I've been a customer for a few years and I've bought the Android, Mac, PC and Ipad versions and I've subscribed to the Connect service. Overall, it's a great product and I recommend it to anyone who is serious about collecting. — Charles Goudreau (Canada) on Game Collector
January 30, 2018
Fun to use piece of software
Thank you for designing such an intuitive and fun to use piece of software. I am enjoying cataloging my game collection using it. The PC software has been robust and i was able to catalog my collection in its entirety. — Tom Izzo (USA) on Game Collector