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by pratty
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23988
Views: 466173

Re: What are you currently playing?

Goldeneye 007 ONLINE, on the Wii! :shock:

Was mindblown to discover this was still up and running 9 years later, not many players but I did get quite a few rounds of 8 player team deathmatches.
by pratty
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

I have no problem with repros. They make it possible to buy games like Conker's Bad Fur Day or Turtles in Time without needing to raid my pension fund. However, there are two caveats: firstly, the game must work. Particularly with battery-backed games, many of the repros don't offer the functionali...
by pratty
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today
Replies: 9078
Views: 192506

Re: Today

My car's power steering randomly failed this morning. Garage said it would cost more to fix than it's worth so looks like I'm going to have to scrap it and eat a significant loss. Just had it serviced, and had all new brake pads and plates fitted a few months ago aswell. Gutted.
by pratty
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6156
Views: 148095

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Link's Awakening remake for the Switch. Really good old school Zelda with a lovely fresh coat of paint. The dungeon maker stuff is a decent extra addition too.
by pratty
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

But then if the packaging is just some printed card and folded plastic what's the difference? Not defending the cloners, more the absurdity of paying a premium for packaging? The quality usually isn't as good, both the materials and the print. And then as Megamixer said, most collectors want to buy...
by pratty
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23988
Views: 466173

Re: What are you currently playing?

Astral Chain, really enjoying this so far, top stuff from Platinum Games and Nintendo. I've just got to this game, only a few hours in but have to say am really enjoying it! Wonderfully stylist, Platinum Games definitely seem to have some really talented artists working for them. Music is really go...
by pratty
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14556
Views: 232902

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

AEW Dynamite- Pretty good debut episode for the new promotion. ITV botched it a bit editing out some stuff, but I'll certainly be watching every week. Its up on ITV Hub if anyone wants to check it out. Yeah it was good, I noticed WWE stepped their game up with Smackdown too, one of their best TV sh...
by pratty
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

"And despite your experience you think Ebay doesn't object to unauthorised reproduction?" No that's not what I think. I think there is a disparity between how they dealt with me and how they dealt with the obvious bootleggers I reported days ago. Don't you? Yes, but you openly admitted to selling D...
by pratty
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Last year I tried to sell a DVDR of an MMA event that I personally filmed and had the rights to manufacture and sell. My listing was removed after 8 hours and I was told that sales of unauthorised reproduction of copyright materials wasn't allowed. And despite your experience you think Ebay doesn't...
by pratty
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

I've sent links to a bunch of the listings to nintendo directly but they haven't replied to my email yet and all the sellers I reported to them and eBay are still active. I'm starting to think that if Nintendo doesn't care about this, why should I? It's their IP being ripped off. I'm not sure why t...
by pratty
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Like I said it can take time, the first thing ebay would likely do is open a dialogue with the seller.

What you're saying is like saying just because murders happen, and murderers don't always get caught/convicted, must mean the police are ok with it.
by pratty
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Not very. So if it's too difficult for them to deal with, they need to stop saying that they don't allow the sale of counterfeit goods. It's like a restaurant owner saying he doesn't allow people to bring their own food in to eat at his tables but being overwhelmed when it happens and being unable ...
by pratty
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions

I've often wondered how much you'd have to pay to unlock all the content in Fire Emblem Heroes. A quick check shows that £64.99 will net you 143 orbs. Assuming 4 orbs on average per summon and an 8% chance of getting a 5* hero, that'll net you less than 3 of them on average. There are 428 heroes in...
by pratty
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 615

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Unfortunately fakes are actually accepted by a lot of people, many more casual, non-collectors don't see the difference and will treat a knockoff cart as being as good as a legit one, so they're happy to sell them as they are happy to buy them themselves. To be fair a lot of these people may not eve...
by pratty
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions

Yep. Not to put too fine a point on it, Nintendo's console games rock and their mobile games suck. There are a few exceptions both ways. They've got a highly experimental streak that puts out the likes of 1-2 Switch and Labo from time to time, and the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile games ar...