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General / Re: Will you be sad when Gamestop goes out of business?
« on: February 18, 2022, 05:28:36 pm »
I always wished they would get their act together . Their retro gaming items were always a crapshoot , but sometimes the prices were pretty good on some of the stuff . I'd be sad , I always liked mall game stores as they are a great place to hang out when you have to go "shopping" bleh :P

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General / Re: Personal method for storing loose handheld cartridge games
« on: February 17, 2022, 03:46:22 pm »
For GG , GB , GBC , GBA I use the plastic snap protector cases and just keep them loose in a storage tote . DS and 3DS I only buy CIB .

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Modern Video Games / Re: 3DS World Edition games
« on: November 04, 2021, 08:05:02 pm »
If I remember correctly these games come with a multi-language insert. I have a Pokemon game that has that UAE badge on it. Nintendo has released several first party games on 3DS and Wii U with that little UAE badge. Some are even in this database.

Ah okay . I did search a little in the 3ds section , but I didn't know what country it would be under . Thanks for the reply and info !

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Modern Video Games / Re: 3DS World Edition games
« on: November 02, 2021, 06:34:03 pm »
All that I can find online is that the consensus is that 3DS games can't be counterfeited . Today I received a Bravely Default World Edition . It's no doubt real , all quality artwork/insert and the case and cart feel correct .

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Modern Video Games / 3DS World Edition games
« on: November 01, 2021, 05:29:31 pm »
I was noticing when searching for 3DS games recently the huge amount of "world edition" 3DS games being sold on Amazon and Ebay, pretty much every marketplace . Does anyone know if these are legit ? Pictures of them usually show the USA cover art with the addition of a round logo on the front that says : U.A.E. , Saudi Arabia , Malaysia , Singapore , Official Product . They're not really cheap like I'd expect counterfeits to be , but they are titles that are suspect (Zelda,Pokemon,Mario,Fire Emblem,etc). Thoughts and experience on these ?




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To me , hard rock/metal stumbled around the 90's and has only gotten better . Glam mainly crashed and burned . Metallica dropped a few turds . I was more into thrash and punk so I ended up getting into bands like L7 , Zombie , Manson , anything industrial or experimental . Right now though there's a lot of great metal coming out in more sub-genres than I can keep track of . Nu metal is mostly great as long as it doesn't have auto-tune , European bands are killing it , Metallica finally released a decent album again , I can't complain about metal today . I ended up throwing out most of my cassettes from the 80's so I don't listen to the classics much , just what I've replaced with CDs . Bands I play a lot now - Def Leppard , classic Metallica , Exodus , Megadeth , Lich King , Motionless in White , Avatar , White Zombie/Rob Zombie , Slipknot , Rammstein , Cradle of Filth , Static-X , New Years Day , We Butter the Bread With Butter , Halestorm , 3TEETH , Bullet For My Valentine , Cavalera Conspiracy .

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Very cool video .

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Amazon just uses USPS or UPS in my town . They don't have local drivers yet .

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Used to wear Levi's jeans , but the quality went downhill . Switched to Wrangler cargos , superior quality .

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#1 In my area FedEx is the best . Never had anything broken in their trust , tracking info is good , and their office hours are 9am to 5pm .
#2 Then UPS . Had a few packages misdelivered over the years , more than a few packages beat up badly or broken items inside , good tracking , usually no problems . Office hours are abysmal 4:30pm to 6pm , they're only open to the public for 1.5 hours a day .
#3 Then DHL simply because I've not used them much as we have no DHL office near . They usually use USPS for final delivery here so you end up with a carrier switch-off , tracking is not as good as others as you have to select which service is being used global vs express . Really no reason to use them in my area .
#4 Bringing up the rear USPS is the worst . Let me say first that my current mail dude is the best and never makes mistakes on his end . Office hours are great . The rest , not so great . Things arrive opened sometimes with items missing , smashed , water damaged , etc . Some of this can be chalked up to bad shippers/packaging , but not all of it . Highest chance of getting a damaged item with USPS hands down . Tracking is absolute shite . I've had about 4 things marked delivered that were never delivered to me . Just last week I had a package from ebay shipped through them show as delivered to an undisclosed package locker . I was sitting there as the mailman came by , he dropped some mail and left as usual , the problem was that we don't have lockers in my neighborhood . I had to go down to their office at which point they told me that they had a new employee at the hub scan some packages wrong and that I should receive it that day . They let that wrong tracking info slide without fixing it knowing that there was a problem with it . There's a lot of opportunity for mistakes in their tracking system that you don't see happen with anyone else .

** I also have to add that another negative with UPS last year around the holidays is that they used private contractors to deliver their overflow . Those contractors are basically hobos off the streets with open pick-ups overfilled with packages getting rained and snowed on so lost packages were a problem .

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Classic Video Games / Re: Grading older games
« on: September 11, 2021, 12:06:56 pm »
In most cases the batteries in games anyway dry up so in most instances nothing would happen aside from save batteries etc being dead. if you have terrible luck than you can have simular scenario's as say xbox consoles in wich you get leaks.

I had a lithium button battery from a watch explode once . It was sitting on my wooden work bench waiting to be replaced , not shorting or anything . After that I don't totally trust them .

Did the explosion leave a mark on that work bench?
Nope , no burns or anything . I just noticed that the battery was missing , not on the bench anymore . Looked around the ground at the foot of the bench and found half of it and then found the other half across the room .

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Classic Video Games / Re: Grading older games
« on: September 08, 2021, 01:41:32 pm »
In most cases the batteries in games anyway dry up so in most instances nothing would happen aside from save batteries etc being dead. if you have terrible luck than you can have simular scenario's as say xbox consoles in wich you get leaks.

I had a lithium button battery from a watch explode once . It was sitting on my wooden work bench waiting to be replaced , not shorting or anything . After that I don't totally trust them .

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Classic Video Games / Re: Grading older games
« on: September 08, 2021, 10:32:16 am »
It's been a thing for a while in the world of comics and trading cards. I've never been one to do it, personally, but there's no denying the selling power graded items have in those markets. So I don't see why video games would be any different.
Some video games have batteries inside , can't wait to see what happens to those when the batteries start venting inside the case .

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General / Re: Intro thread
« on: June 17, 2021, 11:59:32 am »
Hello ! I don't have many collector's editions , mostly the common steelbooks . I'm too cheap to pay the prices I'm afraid .

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Video Showcase / Re: New YouTube Channel
« on: May 20, 2021, 06:46:37 pm »
Well done .

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