Author Topic: How Can Anyone Spot A Fake Game Disk? And Are There Repos Of/CD/DVD?  (Read 208 times)

I Think I only know of one way to officially spot a fake video game CD/DVD. and that is if ANY game you have with a paper top label, covering the disc is likely just a burned CD-R that someone created using some kind of PC I would assume.

The only problem I have with fake anything is the fact that some, fake things may cause some glitches while playing those games on their dedicated consoles. Plus it may not read on an unmodded consoles like someone else posted on this forum.

 Also In another topic, someone mentioned that if the CD/DVD is green? it's a fake? and I don't know what this person is talking about because the top label looks factory done. with the top layer embedded into the disc itself, not a paper label.

I want to ask because I can't find nothing on the internet but I also don't feel like sorting through a bunch or sites to find this information

A minecraft game I have will boot up, not play and also cause my Xbox360 to close the disc tray automatically after 3 seconds often jamming my finger into the tray. And it will do this for everything after I play Minecraft Xbox360 Edition. The only fix is completely remove this game off the Xbox360 hardrive. then it goes back to normal
« Last Edit: May 30, 2020, 09:28:13 pm by oldgamerz »
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A fake disc is super duper obvious. Nothing comes close to the type of laminated material they use to print on the face of a disc, and especially those that are semi-transparent prints and are well beyond what a lite scribe could ever dream of doing. Most CDrs/DVDrs or burned discs are very distinct from any kind of disc actually used in console game manufacturing. You can actually see where the data has been burned to the disc and how much of the space was used. Even if you couldn't tell them apart for some reason, there's usually a shiny serial number and "SEGA" trademark for example, that can be found within the reflective edge of any SEGA Saturn disc that no burned disc is ever going to have. To my knowledge, there's just no way to fake any of that convincingly.

95% of fake games are pretty obvious. I rarely have ever seen fake discs, but those I can tell 100% of the time if they're fake. The ones that can pass for being the real thing are cartridge games. While most are easily to spot I've seen a few pretty convincing fakes, particularly GBA Pokemon titles. There was one I found at a local store that I stared at for a few minutes before deciding it was fake due to the ESRB rating logo having a slightly skinner letter than normal. And I was right, but it could have easily passed as the real deal since everything else about it looked spot on. I've seen a couple very convincing SNES fakes as well, but again looking at them long enough will show where the messed up with the repro label.

Re: How Can Anyone Spot A Fake Game Disk? And Are There Repos Of/CD/DVD?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 08:02:29 pm »
I've noticed that sometimes I can see a PlayStation 1 logo embedded on the reflective side of some vary clean silver backed PlayStation 2 games, I think that that logo is proof that those are real PlayStation 2 games, funny thing is they don't appear all the time, on the same exact disc PS2 games. Also I've seen pokadots on the black side of some PS1 games that don't appear all the time as well.

And Xbox360 games always say Xbox360 on the center of the disc, but they always appear like that though

The image decribes some kind of Official SONY signature



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https://www.reddit.com/r/playstation/comments/97csod/just_discovered_there_are_hidden_playstation/


this is what I saw once on a PS1 disc on NASCAR 2001   but it was not as severe as the photo

« Last Edit: June 01, 2020, 08:21:23 pm by oldgamerz »
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