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Just tried to play my second-hand copy of Bard's Tale (Xbox) which I bought online from Gamestation a few weeks back and the bloody thing can't even see there's a disk in the drive.

Arsecakes.

Looking closely at the disk itself it looks like its been heavily scuffed but cleaned before I got it. I took one look at the disk when it arrived, thought it looked good and popped it on the shelf.

Now I doubt there's any chance of a return :(
#1 at 23:33:33 - 11/11/2008
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Yeah, I'm really bad for buying stuff and not trying it out just to make sure it works. I've probably got a couple of cheap DVDs or games somewhere that would be in a similar situation, but still haven't got around to playing/watching them. ^+^

I'd ask them about the return, though, I have this idea in my head that they have a six month guarantee, although that may be Blockbuster.
#2 at 23:38:23 - 11/11/2008
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You're technically entitled to a refund, as I understand it - they have to prove it was you that scratched the disc. I assume it applies to second hand goods the same as new ones, but I may be wrong.

Mind you, have you got one of the early xboxes with the shitty DVD drives like I've got? I find it won't read quite a few perfectly good DVDs I've got (and struggles now with some games). I assume it's on its way out.
#3 at 08:39:06 - 12/11/2008
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Having owned a brand new copy of Bards Tale I'd say you're not missing much at least!

I don't regret for a second trading that one into Gamestation...

...no my copy was perfectly ok when I gave it to them, it's not my fault! ;-)
#4 at 10:27:33 - 12/11/2008
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:D

It's more of a 'mopping up the vaguely interesting titles' purchase, and it's mostly because I played the originals on the C64.

Disk, of course, I wasn't a pauper!

Seemed like a reasonable use of the Baldur's Gate 3D engine. Better than the Elfquest and Fallout abominations at any rate!

As for this particular copy, I'm not even sure I still have the post version of a receipt...
#5 at 12:18:03 - 12/11/2008
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If your PC will read it, can you ISO it? You could also shoe horn in onto your XBMC.

I'm heading out at lunch and can have a squizz in our local Blockies if you're desperate?
#6 at 12:36:49 - 12/11/2008
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Nah, cheers for the offer but I'll work something out. Even if it's ripping an ISO from a 'shady place' seeing as I do own a copy of it.

Also; it's XFS so a PC won't read it.

Speaking of which; I *will* have to send you that arcade emulator disk I offered you a while back! :o
#7 at 12:57:01 - 12/11/2008
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Retroid said:it's mostly because I played the originals on the C64.

Disk, of course, I wasn't a pauper!

See, I couldn't afford disk games back then.

Of course, that could be because I was only just starting primary school at the time. ;)
#8 at 13:41:51 - 12/11/2008
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;_____;
#9 at 13:47:09 - 12/11/2008

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