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I got a free copy of Tactics Ogre GBA from Gamershare


#1 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:01 PM

Just wanted to share my experience with http://www.gamershare.com as I'm currently testing out all the various game trading sites (see the Goozex thread for my experience trading through them so far).

I got my 9 free points for signing up with Gamershare, saw that Tactics Ogre GBA was only 5 points, and requested it, figuring there was no way I'd actually get it. Well, only a few days later and a cart-only copy of Tactics Ogre shows up in my mailbox. I think I'll have to list a few of my games with these guys.

I will say the main thing I don't like about the site is that it's hard to see what games are currently available. There's no option to just list all available games, which would be nice.

#2 jbroush99   Old Tickle Feathers CAGiversary!   2613 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

I signed up and requested GTA Liberty City Stories for the PS2. I assume all this stuff is disc/cart only?

#3 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:33 PM

According to the FAQ, you are encouraged to ship the game complete but are not required to.

I listed some games from my collection, so if anyone wants one of these for free, sign up, do a search by title, and request them from me:

Cubix Robots For Everyone: Showdown (PS2, Brand new/sealed with bonus cartoon DVD)
Men of Valor (Xbox, Brand new/sealed)
Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain (Xbox, Brand New/sealed)
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (Player's Choice, GC, complete)
Burnout 2: Point of Impact Developer's Cut (Xbox, complete)

When you get your free game, list a couple of your own on the site to keep it growing. If you request one of the games I mentioned, post here that you took it so other CAGs don't waste time searching for it.

#4 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:11 PM

Wow, how'd you manage to get someone to send you Tactics Ogre for 5 points, whereas all the random 9 point GameCube games I put in are unavailable? That's some good luck.

#5 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:12 PM

It wasn't really luck, I searched the site for available games rather than add a bunch of unavailable games to my wishlist.

#6 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:13 PM

Ah, I took from your post that it was hard to find available games, so I didn't even bother looking. :D

Still amazing that that game of all of them was sitting around.

Ah well, out of the dozen GC, DS, and GBA games available, I will snag another Viewtiful Joe (got this from Goozex) - hopefully it will be complete. I'll just list the duplicate after getting matched and receiving this one.

#7 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:19 PM

Ah, I took from your post that it was hard to find available games, so I didn't even bother looking. :D

Still amazing that that game of all of them was sitting around.


It is hard to find them. You have to click on every category page for every system and then sort the games by availability. It would probably take around an hour to view every game available for every platform on the site, as each system has quite a few categories and there's no way to just display all available games for each system (at least none that I've found). Perhaps this is because there's only a handful of games actually available on the site and they don't want to make that too obvious.

#8 Prowl   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   189 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:42 PM

so how do you checkout? it still says i have 9 gamerpoints, but i added a game.

#9 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:52 PM

If you requested an existing game, it doesn't take your points until after the other use accepts your request and mails you the game. Even then, it told me I had 9 points until after I left feedback, then it took 5 of my points. I assume even though it says you have 9 points that you can't SPEND 9 points since some or all of your points are tied up in a game request. Then again, maybe there is a bug in the site that lets you request multiple games with 9 points. No idea.

#10 Prowl   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   189 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:52 PM

Ah, ok cool. I requested Need for Speed for 360. So we shall see!

#11 kennistond   I'm so LOST CAGiversary!   1682 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:57 PM

It was between PDZ and God of War(both are available) and I picked God of War so hopefully it comes!

#12 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29325 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:20 PM

two major games i see if anyone wants them


Monster house PS 2 just came out


Mario partners in time ds

#13 kennistond   I'm so LOST CAGiversary!   1682 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:29 PM

I switched my choice to Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for the 360!

Some games are only coming up if you search for them for me.

#14 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10145 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Friend of Sonic

Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:41 PM

I picked Mario and Luigi Partners in Time. It's switched to "Short Wait" status now.
I may just pick that sealed copy of Need for Speed Rictor put up. I love a new GC game, and it is a sure bet since he let us know it's sealed.

#15 jbroush99   Old Tickle Feathers CAGiversary!   2613 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:03 PM

My Liberty City Stories now shows "in process".

#16 Caliburn   is Not E. CAGiversary!   1667 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:20 PM

There's a game I've been mildly curious about called Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas (anyone hear about it? :lol: </sarcasm>) that I've never had much of an interest in paying near retail / trading...so I figure a free game's a free game.

Either that, or DBZ Budokai 3. Nothing much really caught my eye on the site. I'm going with GTA: SA.

#17 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2603 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:24 PM

What a horrible interface. I'd think twice about listing games, because I'd have to go back and search through all that crap again.

Picked Tales of Symphonia. They have FF Tactics Advance available.

#18 kennistond   I'm so LOST CAGiversary!   1682 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:29 PM

I lisited 4 games in case you guys want them.

ESPN Major League Baseball 2K4 - Xbox
All Star Baseball 2004 - Xbox
Conflict Vietnam - Xbox
NFL 2k2 - PS2

I only listed my crap games.
Sorry

#19 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29325 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:34 PM

listed a few mostly crap

madden 2004 ps2
all star baseball 2003 ps2
ncaa football 2006 ps2
all star baseball 2003 ps2
blitz the leauge ps2
big game hunter ps2
franxix psp

#20 kennistond   I'm so LOST CAGiversary!   1682 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:41 PM

There are a few highlights:

Resident Evil 4 -GC
God of War - PS2
Tiger Woods 06 - Xbox
Conflict Vietnam - Xbox:D
Loz: Wind Waker - GC
GTA: SA - PS2
Brothers In Arms - PS2
Mortal Kombat: Deception (premium) - PS2
The Suffering - PS2

#21 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

gregthomas77

Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:53 PM

just put in for lumines.

#22 ManChowder   soooo sleepy... CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:20 PM

The easiest way to search is to:

1. Choose a system
2. Choose "most wanted" as your category
3. sort by "game status"

I ordered a copy of Sniper Elite for xbox. I've always wanted to try it and if I hate it I can trade it for a decent amount of credit at Gamestop.

#23 xmrblondex   has Basketball Jones CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:49 PM

I don't see how this site could function

look at this:

and if you don't have any video games to trade, you can buy "GamePoints" (minimum 1) for $1.00.


9.00 equals a used game? Any game? What?
...
I put some games up though

#24 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:49 PM

I picked Mario and Luigi Partners in Time. It's switched to "Short Wait" status now.
I may just pick that sealed copy of Need for Speed Rictor put up. I love a new GC game, and it is a sure bet since he let us know it's sealed.


While I listed a few sealed games, Need For Speed isn't one of them. It's complete but used.

#25 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2350 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:55 PM

I don't see how this site could function

look at this:


9.00 equals a used game? Any game? What?
...
I put some games up though


You can't buy points while the site is in beta, so that shouldn't be a problem yet. My guess is the point system will have to be changed also. Having crappy 2002 sports games the same point value as rare RPGs means that pretty soon crappy sports games will be all that's listed on the site.

If Tatics Ogre is 5 points, MLB 2002 should be what, 1/10th of a point? Goozex has slightly more realistic point values.

Hopefully, traders here that mooch a good game (like an Xbox 360 game or one of the better games on the site) will have the common courtesy to list one of their own halfway decent games or several less than great games to make up for the one they took.

Also, if I was going to put the time and money into programming and launching a site like Goozex, Switch Discs, Gamershare, etc., I'd take my own money and buy up one of those huge lots of 500 XB/PS2/GC/360 games off of Ebay and use those to seed my site and get it started. If you can't afford to do that, then you probably have no business running a site like this in the first place.

#26 xmrblondex   has Basketball Jones CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:01 PM

You can't buy points while the site is in beta, so that shouldn't be a problem yet. My guess is the point system will have to be changed also. Having crappy 2002 sports games the same point value as rare RPGs means that pretty soon crappy sports games will be all that's listed on the site.

If Tatics Ogre is 5 points, MLB 2002 should be what, 1/10th of a point? Goozex has slightly more realistic point values.

agreed. My XBOX 360 Fifa world cup 2006 is being processed though. That makes me happy

#27 ch3zyp00fs   CAGcast Groupie. CAGiversary!   880 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:40 PM

Aww man, I added Partners in Time and I could of sworn I was first. Now it says it's not available. How lame. Oh well I think I'm getting MK Deception LE. I hope its complete. :D

#28 smellhasreturned   Peyton Manning CAGiversary!   3342 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

smellhasreturned

Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:39 AM

Im in line for Thug 2 remix for psp

hopefully it goes through :)

#29 o2012o  

Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:56 AM

Put in for Advance Wars: Dual Strike

#30 rolleyes   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   47 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:00 AM

Put in for Advance Wars: Dual Strike


Me too. There appear to be a few, so I'm worried they won't come :/