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@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!


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#21 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:47 AM

Then do that instead of taking them to gamestop.

Point is, you know gamestop supposedly cheats you.... so don't bother selling there, and don't bitch. Pure and simple.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 27 2008, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Then do that instead of taking them to gamestop.

Point is, you know gamestop supposedly cheats you.... so don't bother selling there, and don't bitch. Pure and simple.



Look, Silverclaw, you need to chill out. I'm not bitching, and neither was aDam. We simply know that trading in used games to GameStop is simply not the best way to maximize your return on games you no longer play. Be as defensive as you want, but that's the way it goes. You are more than welcome to trade in your games at GameStop, just as I am welcome to think you're unwise for not exploring other options.

Edited by Spectre, 28 June 2008 - 12:58 AM.


#23 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:03 AM

I don't even trade my games.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:04 AM

Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 28 2008, 12:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Q: Do discs wear out?

A: Of course, rough handling, dirt and poor storage techniques will physically damage a disc, and eventually render it unreadable. There is also another type of "wear" that discs go through that is related to temperature, moisture and ultraviolet light. These are the stresses that disc makers often use to test media's ability to withstand aging. If you believe the marketers of media, discs will last for "100 years" and "thousands of uses". The truth is somewhat less definite. One factor that has been demonstrated by many users, is that discs that do not burn well and show higher error-rates tend to degrade much faster. In worst cases, they can fail in as little as a few weeks, but months or years is more likely an accurate prediction for the less reliable of the media that's out there. The media should last for many years with careful storage and use. Remember that all media is "burned" with a laser, heat is the process that makes the dye change characteristics and heat will make it unreadable again. "Re-writable" media is well known for being less stable than "write-once" media. In spite of the seller's claims to the contrary, re-writable discs may have a real-world life of only a few dozen write-erase cycles, or less, before they start to have problems with read-errors.


That is actually in reference to the kind of discs you burn yourself. Any commercial disc based media you buy with media already on it (such as music CDs, video DVDs, or games) was pressed not burnt and will have a much longer lifespan. "Laser rot" it not much of an issue for pressed discs, but they are just as susceptible to scratches due to poor handling.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 27 2008, 05:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some people like trading in the games, some don't. But do we -always- have to hear bitching about the prices?

Do we -always- have to hear people bitch about people bitching?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.


You seem a little sensitive about this issue.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 02:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

I certainly understand the economic model. I'm selling to a place with staff, rent, utilities, and that still at the end of the day needs to turn a profit. For cars, the dealer can sell one and turn a 1000$ profit that doesn't take too much off the bottom line to the guy that sold it. For this to be viable for a gaming store, since average game prices are so low, they need to give you next to nothing for the game, while selling it for a large margin of profit.

I'm just amazed it works, and given the amount of overhead needed, and what it ultimately does to my trade in value, it's just not a feasible option for me.

Yard sales may not be the answer, since you're not reaching the same market as a store is. Ebay seems more reasonable. Anyone can buy your game, and no one can or should be paying more than 1$ for an old sports game. Those things are jive, and I'm almost annoyed they aren't simply discarded by people.

Personally, the whole ebay thing is too much hassle for me, so I just keep my games indefinitely. When I was younger I once sold all of my NES games to by a SNES. We're talking something like 30 games to simply slightly reduce the price of a new system. It was probably the worst financial decision of my life, as I would love to still have that library of games, and have spent a deal of my life searching out and buying back some of my favourites. I don't want to be in that position again in 10 years because I had finished playing through Bioshock and wanted to trade it in along with 10 other appealing titles to put towards some jivey game like Lego Indiana Jones.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

Aren't there perpetual rental services (game versions of Netflix) out now that you can just pay a monthly fee, play games till you're done and return them after to get the next thing? It seems that anymore, most people play a game through once, maybe multiplayer it for a bit longer if it's that kind of game, but then don't play it anymore ever again. The rental model seems like it would really serve that kind of gamer well.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jul 1 2008, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.


You seem a little sensitive about this issue.


I'm sensitive about many issues that involves uniformed people making ignorant declarations about things they refuse to understand.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:52 PM

Anyone know the value for MGS4?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jul 1 2008, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jul 1 2008, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.


You seem a little sensitive about this issue.


I'm sensitive about many issues that involves uniformed people making ignorant declarations about things they refuse to understand.


Fair enough.

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#33 son of unicron

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:11 PM

yeha, i rememebr when i traded in my dreamcast ( while it was still a current console ). i had the system, cords, 4 controllers, 3 vmu's , something like 13 games..

and i got $30. store credit..

the only reason i did this was because i was in college and needed the money badly. had i known that they only gave store credit.. i wouldnt have bothered.

so basically i traded in all my dreamcast stuff for a used gamecube game..

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:20 PM

I'm pretty sure MSG4 is currently 30 or 35 dollars.



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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:33 PM

I just got $30 for Smash Bros. Brawl...enough for a PS3 Blu-ray remote

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#36 Agent X

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:05 PM

I recently (read: yesterday) sold my "Guitar Hero: On Tour"* to a local used CD/DVD/Game store and got $27 for it. Granted that may have been because I've been going there for 5+ years and briefly worked there, but I do wonder how much less GS would've given me.

(*Sold it out of pain and frustration.)

While I can see how Gamestop's business model works for them, I'd wish they stop taking games without instruction books and/or cases. I understand the space issue, but if anyone throw out a perfectly good case and the instruction (covers can be re-printed), I hope to hell they get VERY little for them.

And I think Sport games ahould be printed on media that self-destructs after a (very) short time.
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:28 PM

It's not much different from selling books, to be honest. The used book store chain in town gives you $1.50-2 on a $10 paperback if it was released within the past couple months or is a high-demand title. Other than that, it's 25-50 cents, even if you bought it new and it still looks good. Serial books (romances, Executioner, etc) are a dime.

So why sell books? If you've read it and know you're not going to read it again, it's a waste of space to leave it sitting around your house. You can give it to value village for free, or you can sell it to the bookmarket and at least get a few bucks off your next purchase (or, if you want, the cash).

Also, I buy about 3/4 of my books secondhand to begin with, so if I'm only paying 2/3 the cover price anyway, it doesn't burn so badly when I only get a quarter for it on trade in value.

I figure it's a similar deal for games - if you play a lot of games, and don't plan on replaying some, you might as well sell them.

I don't play a lot of games, and tend to replay what I have, so I've never traded in games. If I played games like I read books, though, I would.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:37 AM

Dark Alliance 2 on PS2 trades for $17 dollars and sells for $50. One of the higher end PS2 games.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

What about Resident Evil 2 and 3 for the Gamecube?

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