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#961 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

At least they'll look better when played than the discs do. Got a component cable.

Still waiting for that $400 famed XRGB Mini Framemeister I splurged on.
Darn TV has no s-video input, and doesn't accept 240p from component.


holy shit. Amazing. I can't even find the link on the gamestop website for the component cable or I would have bought that. Congrats.

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#962 theclaw

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

It wasn't from gamestop. My component cable cost $64 back in 2010.

#963 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:07 AM

It wasn't from gamestop. My component cable cost $64 back in 2010.


lol. Sleep deprivation.... I think it's time to me to hit the sack
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I'm exhausted and nearly had a nerd-heart-attack thinking I missed a cheap gamecube component cable. :dunce:

#964 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:10 AM

still in my cart. tried 4-5 times and no dice. oh well, kinda have a feeling they wouldnt work anyway


Wow, it lets me check out fine with metroid prime. I would suggest creating a new account and maybe using a different form of payment if you have it.

There are still a lot of great games available. Metroid Prime 1, 2, Rogue Squadron III, Mario Baseball, Mario tennis... hopefully some more insomniac CAGs see this thread.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:26 AM

Wow, it lets me check out fine with metroid prime. I would suggest creating a new account and maybe using a different form of payment if you have it.

There are still a lot of great games available. Metroid Prime 1, 2, Rogue Squadron III, Mario Baseball, Mario tennis... hopefully some more insomniac CAGs see this thread.


I think I'll just pass. Already have most of the good titles, and Mario Baseball just went OOS, so that only really leaves 3-4 titles I might play someday. Not worth the trouble at 2:30AM:drool:
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

$13 before tax.

Fight Night Round 2 plus Super Punch-Out!
Spider-Man 2
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Crash Nitro Kart
Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Peter Jackson's King Kong
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Def Jam Vendetta

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:33 PM

Please let us know if any of them turn out to be not coasters.


RE 1, RE 0, Baten Kaitos, Warioware, Gladius, DK Jungle Beat, and TMNT work. The RE's came complete. Starfox Adventures and Wario World are not reading. Seeing if I can do anything about it; otherwise, I will return them tomorrow.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:35 AM

You got SOOOO lucky with the CIB RE's! Might be a restock very soon, IDK cause of it being sunday and no new shipment's into the warehouse, but anyway, I'm suprised people aren't buying Spiderman 2, one of like, maybe TWO superhero games that I'd recommend, It's a great game in general.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

Yeah, I have it on the PS2 and loved web slinging around NYC and perching on top of the Empire States Building.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:47 AM

doesn't look like they are doing a restock tonight guys
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

hi all,

longtime reader, first time poster - im much more a collector than an active gamer, and i collect mostly 3rd and 4th gen. picked up a gamecube at a thrift store a few months back and been using the GS sale to compile a library.

despite the sentiment here that theyd be predominantly (mini-) coasters, i figured id give the online order a shot this past week. ordered 44 games, 10 of which didnt work.

two big questions:

1. of the 10 that don't work, the majority of them have a readable surface in GREAT condition (no noticeable scratches at all). being relatively unfamiliar with the ins and outs of optical disc games, is their non-functionality likely the result of too much of the disc being resurfaced off?

2. on a lot of the discs, working and nonworking alike, theres a dark grey chalk-like substance around the hole in the middle of the disc. if you handle a few of them, it rubs off on your fingers - likewise if you take a cloth to the surface of the "hole". the substance is NOT the consistency of dirt, so i was wondering if this could be from resurfacing too.

any help/tips/info would be greatly appreciated. thanks so much!

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

I'm sorry if this has been answered before but I only ordered paper Mario, it didn't work but I couldn't use saver because the size.of the order. Will they refund my shipping in store?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

I'm sorry if this has been answered before but I only ordered paper Mario, it didn't work but I couldn't use saver because the size.of the order. Will they refund my shipping in store?


No.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

Just want a second opinion. For those who bought or have a GC now, if you don't have the component cable ($100-150? no way), should I just stick with a backwards compatible Wii so I can take advantage of the 480p capability? If I end up finding a GC, I'm not about to spend $100+ on a cable for an old console to get 480p.

The bummer thing is that my current BC Wii is doing the 360 thing and putting rings on some of my disks near the edges (yes, I keep it horizontal 100%). I think it won't do that to GC games as they're the mini CDs?

Anyhow, at some point, I'll likely will be a Wii U so that could cover my current Wii library but it won't have GC capability. In this case, I wouldn't be opposed to keeping my old BC Wii just for GC games as long as it doesn't etch the GC discs. Thoughts?

#975 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

hi all,

longtime reader, first time poster - im much more a collector than an active gamer, and i collect mostly 3rd and 4th gen. picked up a gamecube at a thrift store a few months back and been using the GS sale to compile a library.

despite the sentiment here that theyd be predominantly (mini-) coasters, i figured id give the online order a shot this past week. ordered 44 games, 10 of which didnt work.

two big questions:

1. of the 10 that don't work, the majority of them have a readable surface in GREAT condition (no noticeable scratches at all). being relatively unfamiliar with the ins and outs of optical disc games, is their non-functionality likely the result of too much of the disc being resurfaced off?

2. on a lot of the discs, working and nonworking alike, theres a dark grey chalk-like substance around the hole in the middle of the disc. if you handle a few of them, it rubs off on your fingers - likewise if you take a cloth to the surface of the "hole". the substance is NOT the consistency of dirt, so i was wondering if this could be from resurfacing too.

any help/tips/info would be greatly appreciated. thanks so much!


1. I noticed a lot of the discs that are unreadable actually look very good. I already returned a bunch of them yesterday. So far I'm 12 out of 22 for working discs. I want Double Dash so fucking bad. I've ordered 4 copies on 4 separate occasions an all 4 aren't readable. I'm fucking bummed about that one.

I've only been testing them on the gamecube, I'm afraid to even put some of these in the Wii with all of the metallic inner stickers. Has anyone had luck getting games to work on their wii that didn't work on their gamecube. If there are any methods getting these good looking games to actually boot up, I'd be very interested as well.

2. I've been wiping off that black dust the same as you. I noticed it on my index finger and was like "I don't want this nasty stuff in my console." It's from Gamestop's refurbishing machine. People on this forum have confirmed it and yesterday Gamestop employee's confirmed it for me as well.

I'm only 12 out of 22, but I've been ordering a lot of the more expensive games because I bought 100+ games in store when the 75% off first went live.

Off the top of my head, the ones that actually worked are:
Simpsons hit and run
resident evil zero
resident evil 4
star wars clone wars
baldurs gate
metroid prime 2
pikmin
pacman world rally
mario party 5
mario party 6
Legend of Zelda Collector's edition <-- actually looks pretty good, especially for $6

It's almost too depressing to list the ones that didn't work that I returned...
Mario kart double dash
Resident evil (only had discs 2's and didn't even work)
metroid prime 2 (glad I bought 2)
simpsons hit and run (glad I bought 2)
Sonic adventure
pacman vs/pacman world 2 (whatever it's called)


I ask you what are the odds of this next situation that happened yesterday (1 in 1,000,000 at this point?). I walk into gamestop to return the nonworking gamecube games and I see a preowned gamecube controller and accessories sitting behind the counter. I ask if I can buy them and they said "sure, we just found them in a pre-owned gamecube display box we thought was empty."

They took the box off the wall earlier that day and noticed their was a controller and power cable sitting inside. I bought the controller for $3.xx and the power cable for $1.xx.

Talk about a crazy coincidence. I could drive to every Gamestop in 100 mile radius and never find another preowned gamecube accessory, but the one store I decide to stop in happens to find some.

Also scored a Batman Arkham City Armored Edition guide for $.01. Those were some really cool employees for letting me buy it instead of trashing it or doing an override to charge MSRP. I'm also lucky they don't seem to care about owning cheap Gamecube accessories. :)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

Just want a second opinion. For those who bought or have a GC now, if you don't have the component cable ($100-150? no way), should I just stick with a backwards compatible Wii so I can take advantage of the 480p capability? If I end up finding a GC, I'm not about to spend $100+ on a cable for an old console to get 480p.

The bummer thing is that my current BC Wii is doing the 360 thing and putting rings on some of my disks near the edges (yes, I keep it horizontal 100%). I think it won't do that to GC games as they're the mini CDs?

Anyhow, at some point, I'll likely will be a Wii U so that could cover my current Wii library but it won't have GC capability. In this case, I wouldn't be opposed to keeping my old BC Wii just for GC games as long as it doesn't etch the GC discs. Thoughts?


Yes, 480p on Wii is a much cheaper alternative, and it looks miles ahead of a standard gamecube av cable. I'm not sure if the discs will be safe, because it's the lens that is scratching them, hence equal danger. Gamecube games are pretty durable, but if that happens it's basically a 99% failure rate for the game. I'd test it on something not super valuable for a couple hours, and see how it fairs.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

1. I noticed a lot of the discs that are unreadable actually look very good. I already returned a bunch of them yesterday. So far I'm 12 out of 22 for working discs.

I've only been testing them on the gamecube, I'm afraid to even put some of these in the Wii with all of the metallic inner stickers. Has anyone had luck getting games to work on their wii that didn't work on their gamecube. If there are any methods getting these good looking games to actually boot up, I'd be very interested as well.

2. I've been wiping off that black dust the same as you. I noticed it on my index finger and was like "I don't want this nasty stuff in my console." It's from Gamestop's refurbishing machine. People on this forum have confirmed it and yesterday Gamestop employee's confirmed it for me as well.

I'm only 12 out of 22, but I've been ordering a lot of the more expensive games because I bought 100+ games in store when the 75% off first went live.

It's almost too depressing to list the ones that didn't work that I returned...
Mario kart double dash
Resident evil (only had discs 2's and didn't even work)
metroid prime 2 (glad I bought 2)
simpsons hit and run (glad I bought 2)
Sonic adventure
pacman vs/pacman world 2 (whatever it's called)


awesome info/feedback, thanks so much sonic!

out of curiosity, have you noticed any trends for in-store purchases having a higher success rate of functioning than online purchases (or vice versa)? unfortunately, i was way too naive when i made my rounds and bought my in-store games a few months back, and never tested any of them. if they have the same fail rate as my online purchases, im screwed - only silver lining being that i bought my first GCN system a few weeks into the 75% off sale, so most of the games i bought in-store arent highly-sought/expensive titles.

FWIW, here's my list of 10 that failed from two online orders last week:

mvp baseball 2005
need for speed underground 2
007 nightfire
backyard baseball
batman begins
wwe day of reckoning
medal of honor - european assault
wwe wrestlemania xix
call of duty finest hour
shrek super slam

i also havent bothered testing the games in my wii, but i did try them in a second GCN system i bought at gamestop about two months ago, and got the same (failed) results - this after cleaning the laser in the original testing system, as well as the disc surfaces.

and thats great that your trip to the store to return the stuff was fruitful beyond just the return - glad you had that good luck.

thanks again for the reply.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

well i got one order in. I got an email saying they shipped just the zelda collectors edition 5 days after shipping mario kart double dash and mario baseball

both games came in a random case, no instructions and mario baseball had a crack on the disc (top) and it wont work, mario kart did

so 1 for 2 and both were refurbished


i have no positive hopes for zelda collectors edition :P

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Anyone have a remedy for a disk that has a crack radiating from the spindle hub but still works. I have a GC disk that works but want to stop it for getting worse. I have heard of super glue.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

Yes, 480p on Wii is a much cheaper alternative, and it looks miles ahead of a standard gamecube av cable. I'm not sure if the discs will be safe, because it's the lens that is scratching them, hence equal danger. Gamecube games are pretty durable, but if that happens it's basically a 99% failure rate for the game. I'd test it on something not super valuable for a couple hours, and see how it fairs.


Thanks for the feedback. Most of the half dozen or so titles I have are first party Nintendo in great shape (picked up in last year or so's BOGO sale) so I"m hesitant to put any GC in it for fear of it killing the disc. I'll do a bit more research and hold pat on getting a GC now.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Most of the half dozen or so titles I have are first party Nintendo in great shape (picked up in last year or so's BOGO sale) so I"m hesitant to put any GC in it for fear of it killing the disc. I'll do a bit more research and hold pat on getting a GC now.


if your are really worried, maybe you should just pick up a used Wii off cowboom for $40-$50. Still cheaper than a component cable, and you already have the chords and controllers, so you can just get a super cheap system only bundle;)
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

I got my order for Mario Kart Double Dash in the mail today. I opened it up and saw the back. It was pristine, almost perfect. I turn it over... Super Bubble Pop. :(

I don't think there is going to be a lot of Mario weaving between karts on Rainbow Road going on this weekend.

I am going to go out on a limb and say I am going to have to return this one.

#983 Hemi

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:06 AM

XD well my order for two of MK: DD shipped today, hopefully my lucks better.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:20 AM

if your are really worried, maybe you should just pick up a used Wii off cowboom for $40-$50. Still cheaper than a component cable, and you already have the chords and controllers, so you can just get a super cheap system only bundle;)


Thanks again. Any easy way to know if it's a BC Wii from the Cowboom descriptions?

#985 Vinny

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

I got the first part of my order (from a few days ago) today and my shitty luck continues.
Kirby Air Ride - Looks good, works.
Smash Bros - Cover side looks like shit and doesn't work, obviously.
Mario Kart - Seriously looks like a new disc, cover art and underside are perfect and there's not even any goo in the disc center but it doesn't work. I almost didn't even think about testing it because I figured it would work...:-/

I got 5 more coming over the next week but since I'm already down to 1 for 3, I'm not getting my hopes up.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:01 AM

Thanks again. Any easy way to know if it's a BC Wii from the Cowboom descriptions?


you want to get a Model Number RVL-001 Released in November 2006. Should be listed as such, they have about 3-4 different ones up. This one says it is compatible, so I'd say it's a safe bet. And returns should be easy, should it come otherwise:)

http://www.cowboom.com/product/160615
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:13 AM

I got my order for Mario Kart Double Dash in the mail today. I opened it up and saw the back. It was pristine, almost perfect. I turn it over... Super Bubble Pop. :(

I don't think there is going to be a lot of Mario weaving between karts on Rainbow Road going on this weekend.

I am going to go out on a limb and say I am going to have to return this one.


Mario went Turbo.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:33 AM

Mario went Turbo.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

I got four more games in today: Zelda CE, Luigi's Mansion, Sonic Gems Collection and Eternal Darkness... not a single one works.

So far, I'm one for seven. This is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure my GC works fine since I tested my own copies of Wind Waker and Smash Bros Melee without issue, and Kirby Air Ride worked fine.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:46 PM

Luigi Mansions partially works for me. It loaded up ok and for 5 minutes it worked then after than every time the game has to load, it says the disc can't be read so I have to open the systems lid, and close it again then the next room loads only for the same thing to happen again a minute or two later. I'm planning to play through the game and then return it.

There were a few other games I was going to try to get if there was a restock but at this point, all it seems like is trouble to order anything used from GameStop.com