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#31 dreamer131313  

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

Im sure I have a reprint as I do not have a steelbox but nowhere on the box, instructions ,or disk does it indicate gamestop 20xx in any way. Is there another way to tell?

yes the simplest way which is that anything without steel book is reprint

#32 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2483 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:39 PM

It was a really scummy thing Gamestop did. They did it with both this and Xenoblade. They saw the demand for used copies and hiked up the prices in store for their own used copies...and then they quietly repirinted more and sold them as used, despite being reprints. Neither game is worth anything to me anymore. Absolute bullshit. That's why I haven't given Gamestop much business since. It really disgusted me.


I'm sorry, as much as I have my issues with GameStop, THIS is not one of them. I'm all for limited games getting reprints so more people can enjoy them. This game was being pimped like crazy on ebay when it was scarce so GameStop selling reprints for retail cost was a great deal.

The only ones bitching about this are the sharks who wanted to keep fleecing gamers.

You're getting no empathy from me.

I hope GameStop gets into the business of reprinting more games. There is a vast library of great games that could be reprinted.

#33 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:54 PM

Im sure I have a reprint as I do not have a steelbox but nowhere on the box, instructions ,or disk does it indicate gamestop 20xx in any way. Is there another way to tell?

yes the simplest way which is that anything without steel book is reprint

 

Yea I checked one and didn't see anything, and I was going off of info I thought I read months ago.

And yes, I didn't think of the fact that steelbook is original print, plain case is reprint.



#34 tinypoem   CAG Veteran & Hand Model CAGiversary!   550 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:35 AM

Since there is no difference other than the outer box why are people getting so uppity about the steelbox vs no steelbox? Unless you are a reseller of course. 



#35 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1226 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:26 AM

I'm sorry, as much as I have my issues with GameStop, THIS is not one of them. I'm all for limited games getting reprints so more people can enjoy them. This game was being pimped like crazy on ebay when it was scarce so GameStop selling reprints for retail cost was a great deal.

The only ones bitching about this are the sharks who wanted to keep fleecing gamers.

You're getting no empathy from me.

I hope GameStop gets into the business of reprinting more games. There is a vast library of great games that could be reprinted.

But gamestop was selling them for ebay prices when they reprinted...THAT'S what I have issue with. I don't care that they reprinted. I'm all for it. I want everyone to have everything they want for their collection. I just think it was crappy that they saw a market for an uncommon game and printed more and then sold them for more than their original price. It's crappy enough when resellers do that (amiibo anyone?) but when a store gets in on flipping games they have the ability to make more of...well, that's crappy.

 

But whatever tho, really. I hope someone out there looking for this cops one and gets a good deal on it. Just not for me is all :) 



#36 neb9  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:55 PM

It would be best if Nintendo released all their back catalog digitally so that people that just want to play the games can do so. And the collectors would be happy as it wouldn't devalue their collection.

#37 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:14 PM

It would be best if Nintendo released all their back catalog digitally so that people that just want to play the games can do so. And the collectors would be happy as it wouldn't devalue their collection.

 

I've always thought of a machine that could reprint discs on an individual level would be awesome like those dog tag machines but for games. Everything's gonna go digital eventually and we have to deal with it, unless we all said no which is totally gonna happen.

 

Considering that people care about the color of their system/controller/external HDD I don't feel weird about really prefering physical. Mostly because I don't want to end up with licenses to games and no servers to redownload from



#38 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6929 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:35 PM

Since there is no difference other than the outer box why are people getting so uppity about the steelbox vs no steelbox? Unless you are a reseller of course. 

Steelbooks are cooler.



#39 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1725 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:10 PM

Since there is no difference other than the outer box why are people getting so uppity about the steelbox vs no steelbox? Unless you are a reseller of course. 

Well, if you are going to the trouble of buying physical with it, you probably want the best packaging.  The digital version is cheaper by almost half and runs directly from the WiiU menu, so the only reason to go physical is because you want something nice on your shelf or want to scalp it - but the value isn't what it once was given the reprints and digital versions.



#40 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:46 PM

I think people are forgetting that a physcial wii game still runs on a wii system.

 

I get that y'all are hip happenen kiddos with your new fangled Wii You systems and your digital "gotta go fast" lifestyles but some people want the actual game instead of the license on your nintendo account. Debating wanting to buy it or not doesn't really have any purpose.

 

Value to you and value to others are different things.



#41 tinypoem   CAG Veteran & Hand Model CAGiversary!   550 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 04:53 PM

Steelbooks are cooler.

Now to find a steelbook.



#42 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1725 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

I think people are forgetting that a physcial wii game still runs on a wii system.

 

I get that y'all are hip happenen kiddos with your new fangled Wii You systems and your digital "gotta go fast" lifestyles but some people want the actual game instead of the license on your nintendo account. Debating wanting to buy it or not doesn't really have any purpose.

 

Value to you and value to others are different things.

Wasn't really debating that, but just pointing out those that "just want to play" have a digital option.  People that want to play and have something on their shelves want the steelbook, since it looks much nicer.

 

There is a gap in those that just have a Wii, that might like the physical but don't care about the steelbook, but I doubt there are many of them.  They now have a Gamestop reprint option.



#43 Narukami   http://i.imgur.com/J8SRXIT.jpg The hype is dead. CAGiversary!   2280 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:55 PM

Well, if you are going to the trouble of buying physical with it, you probably want the best packaging.  The digital version is cheaper by almost half and runs directly from the WiiU menu, so the only reason to go physical is because you want something nice on your shelf or want to scalp it - but the value isn't what it once was given the reprints and digital versions.

Another issue though is that nobody wants Nintendo's digital games because there's no account system in place. I don't even have a Nintendo account and any eShop points I ever got on the cheap I sold because they're useless to me until Nintendo gets its head out of its ass and has a decent online system.



#44 kitsunisan   Meh. CAGiversary!   1533 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:28 AM

But gamestop was selling them for ebay prices when they reprinted...THAT'S what I have issue with. I don't care that they reprinted. I'm all for it. I want everyone to have everything they want for their collection. I just think it was crappy that they saw a market for an uncommon game and printed more and then sold them for more than their original price. It's crappy enough when resellers do that (amiibo anyone?) but when a store gets in on flipping games they have the ability to make more of...well, that's crappy.

 

But whatever tho, really. I hope someone out there looking for this cops one and gets a good deal on it. Just not for me is all :)

They were selling it for $20-40 less than Ebay prices.  What was that other game they reprinted at the same time, Xenoblade?  That was also well under what resellers were looking for.  The reprints helped drive the prices down to manageable levels.



#45 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:44 PM

Let's not try to make sense of gamestop alright?

 

I got $60 trade in credit for games that came out a month ago and xenoblade on the wii



#46 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1725 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 02:56 PM

Another issue though is that nobody wants Nintendo's digital games because there's no account system in place. I don't even have a Nintendo account and any eShop points I ever got on the cheap I sold because they're useless to me until Nintendo gets its head out of its ass and has a decent online system.

Don't be overly dramatic.  They do have an account system, but it is tied to a console.  Not great, but it is what it is.  You can get them to untie it pretty easily, I had traded in my youngest son's DS with my account attached for a New 3DS and called them.  They had no problem releasing it so I could reattach to our New 3DS.  That doesn't make it useless, just inconvenient.  But seriously, how often do you want to change consoles?  Is the main problem because you want to buy the game once and use it multiple consoles?  Because if that's the case, you must understand why they don't want that.

 

I'd love it if they went the content tied to an account instead of console route.  I hope that's what they have in mind for the future.  But don't act like the current system is unusable or useless.  You could have gotten Metroid Trilogy for $10 when it first hit the eShop with those "useless" eShop credits instead of paying $40 for a reprint disc now.



#47 neb9  

Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

Don't be overly dramatic. They do have an account system, but it is tied to a console. Not great, but it is what it is. You can get them to untie it pretty easily, I had traded in my youngest son's DS with my account attached for a New 3DS and called them. They had no problem releasing it so I could reattach to our New 3DS. That doesn't make it useless, just inconvenient. But seriously, how often do you want to change consoles? Is the main problem because you want to buy the game once and use it multiple consoles? Because if that's the case, you must understand why they don't want that.

I'd love it if they went the content tied to an account instead of console route. I hope that's what they have in mind for the future. But don't act like the current system is unusable or useless. You could have gotten Metroid Trilogy for $10 when it first hit the eShop with those "useless" eShop credits instead of paying $40 for a reprint disc now.

Just to clarify, the games are tied to an account not the system. The account is tied to the system. At the end it acts the same but it would be an easy fix for Nintendo to change their account management.

#48 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14185 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:46 PM

Since the game is available for $20 (or $10 when it was first available) this does not surprise me. If only Nintendo released the Fire Emblem games digitally.


The 2 GBA games are available digitally on Wii U & of course Awakening is digital on 3DS, but man it would be awesome to have access to the GameCube game w/o having to pay $100.

Since the DS/Wii ones aren't very good I'm OK with not owning those as I have both GBA games digitally & a physical 3DS copy.