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Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:47:33 PM »
I think blu ray is licensed. Everything I have that's on a blu ray has the logo, none of the wii u games have it. It's probably JUST different enough to be something different. Feel the sides as compared to other discs. the wii u discs even feel different.

I picked this game up but haven't given it a chance yet. It seems like all of Mario u and luigi u + toad and toadette who can only die by falling in pits? It doesn't seem like theres new levels, just an easy button.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 14, 2019, 03:53:36 PM »
I've heard tons of people swear the wii u is blue ray and isn't any more prone to disc rot or damage than other blue rays, but I'm convinced otherwise.

Wii U isn't blu ray. The biggest wii u game size I've seen was under 20 gb. Wikipedia says it's a wii u optical disc with a max cap of 25gb made by Panasonic. I'm sure its close but there's noticeable differences like the softer edges and the omission of the blu ray logo being stamped anywhere on the case.

25gb is a single layer blu ray so i'm sure the wii u disc and a blu ray are close but i'm certian there's differences. I've not had any trouble with ps3 discs. My children were toddlers during the ps3, and not one disc was rendered unplayable. I think at some points it'll come out that the foil in a wii u disc is different than a standard blu ray and that it oxidizes quicker. I'd also wager that the thickness of a wii u disc is a little less than a standard blu ray. I can't back that up but if anyone has a nice digital micrometer it'd be nice to find out.

i finally subscribed to Nintendo's online service and immediately played Zelda all the way through 5. I couldn't remember 6 and 7's location on the first quest right off the top of my head so I quit.

I picked up Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe today, probably only to go into the pile of back logged games for a few years

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:58:15 AM »
the top being damaged is much worse. the bottom section seems to have more meat and can be ground down and polished "resurfaced" when severely scratched but once that aluminum or magnesium or whatever metal alloy foil that holds the information is touched the disc is pretty much shot. The foil must be closer to the top of the disc. Long ago I purchased a lot of PS2 and DC games (several hundred each) for pennies a disc that were all scored on the top of the disc. They were purposefully cut and came out of Texas so my assumption was Gamestop purposefully destroyed to get them out of their inventory and to keep them from finding their way back into the market. Out of what could have been a thousand or so discs I was only able to get a handful to work and for the most part they were the ps2 games. If the razor didn't make it far enough into the disc to cut the foil too much I was able to use a sharpie to cover the scratch and play the game with varying degrees of degradation. Matter of fact, Dark Cloud, one of my most favorite ps2 games, was fixed this way an I could never tell a difference.

I've experienced the fragility of the wii u games a lot. I've had at least two that I purchased new mess up like Retro mentioned. Super Mario U and Lego City both took a dive. I ended up coloring in the top of the disc where the holes were and got more life out of Mario but it eventually crapped out. Lego never recovered. Both have since been replaced. I've had another 4 or 5 resurfaced from where the kids mistreated the discs as well.

Parker has started to pick up Splatoon 2 again. I think it's a pallete cleanser after some bad fortnight rounds.

somewhere I have some awesome Visual Basic stuff, if I can dig it up and its content I'll be glad to add it.

my switch time has been very limited, in fact all I've spent any real time on has been Zelda. I have had limited time on Mario / Rabbids, Starlink, and Golfstory.

Parker has had it since launch, it didn't get nearly the play the first did.

It's for the best, I'd take a while for autocomplete to learn a new site anyway...

Spider-Man - it's pretty awesome, still working at it 60ish percent on the campaign. Smash Bros. is still in its shrink wrap... may have to do something about that soon

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:38:10 PM »
Angry Birds, Barbie, and Cars all scream beating a dead franchise...

Angry Birds peaked way before either the movie or console games every thought about coming out. The going rate for some of these is waay more than i want to pay for trash BUT there's not that many so I can deal with it. For the most part trash games go for trash game prices.

I still question the mario and sonic olympics game. it seems to be the highest (or tied for highest) average priced game on the wii u.

It does seem eBay has a few auctions that would potentially save a few bucks but for the most part there's insanely priced buy it nows on the rarer stuff.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:23:18 PM »
I think I'm going to go for the complete set. I've got a super problem paying 30 + for a Barbie game and a Cars game though... and that Mario and sonic at the Olympics seems like it's overpriced as well...

is it too late to call the site or what's blops's version of a chicken dinner?

General Discussion / Re: Gaming shows?
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:16:23 PM »
or buy it at Walmart - season one is out

Spider-Man is the first game I've really gotten into since Breath of the Wild. Speaking of, I should probably finish Breath of the Wild at some point..

I'm not Titanfalls biggest fan BUT it is fun, and worth the price of admission. Had I bought the game at launch for full price I would have been pissed.

Other than Titanfall I've been playing a lot of SPider-Man. Turning the combat difficulty up is really satisfying but that close quartered stuff with the crappy camera angles gets irritating.

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2019, 07:05:15 PM »
happy new year everybody

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:03:02 PM »
I counted 161, but star fox guard was on there twice...

General Discussion / Re: Gaming shows?
« on: December 30, 2018, 09:59:57 PM »
now that video games are insanely popular there'd be a market for x-play and attack of the show, if it wasn't for that pesky youtube.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 30, 2018, 12:19:50 AM »
160 sounds like a reasonable number. I've not put much time in it but trying to get a North American list with any authority behind it is difficult. I've downloaded the list from Wikipedia but it has all the physical and digital releases and doesn't denote which are digital only. I'll start going through it and compose my list at some point but for now i'm assuming 157-160ish. 135 ish to go!

General Discussion / Re: Game of the Year (GOTY) - 2018 ?
« on: December 30, 2018, 12:01:50 AM »
I've got monster hunter, farcry, black ops 4, god of war, and Spider-Man and outside of Spider-Man I've not put an hour among the rest. God of War, Farcry 5 and Spider-Man were all Christmas purchases that I've not gotten around to but there's no excuse for blops and monster hunter. I'd say throw Red Dead in there and I'd have the front runners , but I probably wont be able to comment until 2020!

Spider-Man is good! I sat down for a solid 2 - 3 hours today and went through a decent portion of the game earlier today. If it wasn't for eyestrain I don't think I would have stopped playing.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:18:34 PM »
I'm always kicking around working for a complete US release collection, the wii u may be easier than the dreamcast…

CDG Game Night / Meetings / Clan / Tourneys / Re: Gaming 12-29-18
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:16:36 PM »
nut = not or nut =but?

If nut = but I'll play

I probably put more quarters through a TNMT cab than any other cab, Simpsons may be close though..

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: December 26, 2018, 07:15:08 PM »
Diablo 3 was 40 at BestBuy for a while

General Discussion / Re: The Metal Thread!
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:58:38 PM »
@Grindspine was Amy Lee's vocals crappy? She's insanely talented but I've heard that she relies heavily on auto tune for decent vocals...

General Discussion / Re: Is this Game New??
« on: December 22, 2018, 09:08:15 PM »
I doubt that'd be the case on video games. I think marking promo copies by notching or using cut-outs went out with vinyl records...

General Discussion / Re: Is this Game New??
« on: December 22, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
I never saw it in video games but it was a common practice to put a hole(s) in the upc of an item that's not being sold at full value, typically on a secondary market. 100 copies of a cd are made, retailers order 80. Some places destroy the left-over 20 %, some send it to secondary channels. The originator isn't getting full value for the item so they're marking it. It keeps the retail value higher, and incentivizes those who do not wait for something to hit sub retail markets, as well as keeps retailers happy that the item they're paying high wholesale for isn't going to the secondary markets unscathed for pennies on the dollar. Designer jeans get the label taken off, or blacked out, cigars get a different band, or are sold in bundles instead of in their cigar boxes, media sometimes got a hole in the upc. Many manufacturers deal with secondary markets when it comes to returned, overstock, new-old-stock, etc. often distinguishing the product in some way. I've also heard tale that some manufacturers do this on promotional and evaluational materials, on a very rare occasion, making them more collectable.

General Discussion / Re: Limited Run Games
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:09:40 PM »
I must have missed it. What about a Snatcher Limited Run....

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