Take Care of Your Games
By KingBroly 07-19-2008 04:46 PM
So I have a rental of Lego Indy here, and I've got to say, the disc looks like hell. I got Eternal Sonata used a couple of weeks ago, and it looks even worse. So it got me wondering if people actually take care of their games anymore? Or are they intentionally messed up that way? By who? Sellers or the clerks? I can tell you I take extroadinary care of my games, almost to the point of insanity. So, if you take care of your games, or want some tips, key in, because these might be useful. It might also help me learn some techniques others have.
#1 - Never, EVER leave your games in your system. This is something I have done in the past, but 99% of the time now I don't (when the system crashes, I reboot it to take it out) because I have learned that it does somehow manage to damage the discs. I first made note of this with Wii Sports. I left it in for a couple of days, took it out, and it was slightly scratched. It wasn't before.
#2 - Stack your game cases vertically, not sorta veritcal. This is something I do that people raise an eyebrow for. I keep my games vertically in their case for whatever reason. But I don't have one of those individually stored methods for DVD's, so I have to keep track of their verticality. They're bunched up, so I don't really want them to fall over, which might harm the discs. Does it? I don't know, but they aren't scratched right now.
#3 - Never touch the face or back of a disc, always use the center hole and sides for your hands. This way you don't get smudges on the disc, or forbid, fingernail scratches. This goes similarly for popping discs in/out of their cases. Use the center holder to pop them out, and grab them with the edges.
#4 - Never, EVER use 3rd party cases. Why? Simply, they suck.
So, there are some points I tend to use. Now these have mainly gone into effect with this generation of games, as some past titles I own (GameCube) were mainly harmed because of Nintendo's poor cases and because I left the discs in the system. So I'd like to hear what you guys do to protect your games.
I've also been told that the condition of games I've traded in is scary because they're insanely clean. For example, DragonBall Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3, I put 25+ hours into it, traded it in, and I was asked if I even played it.
So yeah, I'd love to hear what you guys think on this subject.
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