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PastorMikH
07-16-2008, 10:08 AM
No, I'm not thinking of renting and coping, or anything like that. I've tried to be pretty careful with our Wii games, but I know 2 families with small kids who have pretty much ruined game disks through rough handling.

Is there any duplication programs out there a person could use to make copies of the games for their kids to play with while they put the originals out of reach?

StcChief
07-16-2008, 10:12 AM
I don't know but it's testament to the generation, they don't respect anything. I don't know if a disk IMAGE copy would work

Google around....

Saulbadguy
07-16-2008, 10:21 AM
If you have small kids, it would be less of a hassle to get the protection plan for the games when you buy them.

Fish
07-16-2008, 10:34 AM
If you just talking about the Wii... then no. There's no legal way to copy the games and have them work in a normal Wii.

There are methods of opening the Wii, doing some solder work, and flashing a chip on the board that would allow you to play copied games. But the process is very technical and I wouldn't recommend it for somebody that doesn't have experience doing it. It also voids your warranty.

Best off to get the protection plan...

(I won't bother suggesting the morally-challenging method of renting the same game from Blockbuster and doing a switcharoo)

Bugeater
07-16-2008, 10:39 AM
I'm sure there's a way to do it, but it's probably not legal. I've found that those hand-crank buffing things they sell at Best Buy are fairly effective for removing scratches. That's one thing I miss about the old cartridge type games I grew up with, they were practically indestructible.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 10:45 AM
(I won't bother suggesting the morally-challenging method of renting the same game from Blockbuster and doing a switcharoo)

haha...ill bet alot of people do that.

Pablo
07-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Am I the only one that thinks every Blockbuster store I've ever been in smells like a wet dog/asshole?

Demonpenz
07-16-2008, 11:23 AM
It's pretty easy to spot the switcharoo because the store cord is ususally written on the inside ring of the game along with a initial or something from the person who was taking it out of the box when the game came in. Of course video store members are ususally too lazy, too stoned, too pregnant, to care.

Pablo
07-16-2008, 12:12 PM
It's pretty easy to spot the switcharoo because the store cord is ususally written on the inside ring of the game along with a initial or something from the person who was taking it out of the box when the game came in. Of course video store members are ususally too lazy, too stoned, too pregnant, to care.Yeah, I've noticed that as well. But most of the times it's just a number written in sharpee. Not too difficult to duplicate.

Demonpenz
07-16-2008, 12:19 PM
Somewhere in there between renting the games from blockbuster, switching the games, then forging a sig, you have to admit what you are doing is wrong.

Fish
07-16-2008, 12:21 PM
Somewhere in there between renting the games from blockbuster, switching the games, then forging a sig, you have to admit what you are doing is wrong.

morally-challenging

Pablo
07-16-2008, 12:38 PM
Yeah, I'm not advocating it by any means.

And f*ck Blockbuster. Hard. I went in there and rent a game, and for a 5 day rental it's now 7.99 or some crazy sh*t. You can rent it up to a week for a dollar more a day.

I pay something like $13 a month for a Gamefly account and $15 for a Netflix account.

Blockbuster and Hastings won't see a bit of my money. And Hastings charges 4.99 to rent a blu-ray. That's not too insane, but still, 3 rentals a month at Hastings, and I might as well spend that money on Netflix. I think I've already viewed something like 7 movies this month through Netflix. That would have cost me somewhere in the $35-40 range at Hastings or Blockbuster.

I suppose the only real bummer is you have to wait a couple days until you get your movie. If I get a movie on Tuesday, watch it Tuesday night and have it back in the mail by Wednesday morning, I'll have another on at my house on Friday. So I can handle that, just takes a little bit of planning. Not much though.

Fish
07-16-2008, 12:41 PM
And f*ck Blockbuster. Hard.

:thumb:

chasedude
07-16-2008, 12:45 PM
Yeah, I'm not advocating it by any means.

And f*ck Blockbuster. Hard. I went in there and rent a game, and for a 5 day rental it's now 7.99 or some crazy sh*t. You can rent it up to a week for a dollar more a day.

I pay something like $13 a month for a Gamefly account and $15 for a Netflix account.

Blockbuster and Hastings won't see a bit of my money. And Hastings charges 4.99 to rent a blu-ray. That's not too insane, but still, 3 rentals a month at Hastings, and I might as well spend that money on Netflix. I think I've already viewed something like 7 movies this month through Netflix. That would have cost me somewhere in the $35-40 range at Hastings or Blockbuster.

I suppose the only real bummer is you have to wait a couple days until you get your movie. If I get a movie on Tuesday, watch it Tuesday night and have it back in the mail by Wednesday morning, I'll have another on at my house on Friday. So I can handle that, just takes a little bit of planning. Not much though.

Patience is a virtue with Netflix. I see they send out blu-ray's too, if you request it. If I ever get the point to see a movie out on DVD right away I do the $1 thing at Mickey D's. I havn't stepped foot in a rental place in three years now... lol

Pablo
07-16-2008, 12:51 PM
Patience is a virtue with Netflix. I see they send out blu-ray's too, if you request it. If I ever get the point to see a movie out on DVD right away I do the $1 thing at Mickey D's. I havn't stepped foot in a rental place in three years now... lolYeah. I'm a fairly patient guy. And if you send a movie out on Saturday, you might not get your next one until Wednesday, or maybe even Thursday, but I can live with that.

The RedBox is just another reason why McDonald's own the f*cking world. Pretty genius stuff right there. They don't offer blu-rays to my knowledge, but still, you really can't beat the whole $1 a day rental option. And they're everywhere. I believe there are something like 8 in the St. Joseph area.

Hell, we have 3 Blockbusters I believe, a couple Movie Galleries, a couple Hollywood Videos, and a Hastings. I'm sure there are a few in the South End I'm missing, but I rarely venture to that alternate universe.

The point being, there are probably just as many RedBoxes in this town as there are real movie stores. And they don't close either. Although Blockbuster stays open until 12:30 or something like that anyhow.

Guru
07-16-2008, 03:05 PM
Our Redbox is at Walmart of all places. I have never even seen it either. Guess I need to look harder.

I wonder how long before they start doing BluRay

Pablo
07-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Our Redbox is at Walmart of all places. I have never even seen it either. Guess I need to look harder.

I wonder how long before they start doing BluRayThe one in our Walmart is located right inside the door, by the vending machines.