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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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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.

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#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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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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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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