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Mar 26 at 1:39:50 PM
pegboy (44)
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I hope this is some super elaborate April fools troll job. "Coming April 2nd". lol.

Mar 26 at 1:41:20 PM
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happy to see this come to fruition. Look forward to helping in any way I can.

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Mar 26 at 2:31:46 PM
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About damn time VGA got some competition

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Mar 26 at 2:41:11 PM
AC Skywalker (52)
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Neato

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Currently looking for:

CIB Castlevania games

Amiibos: Splatoon 2 Inkling Girl (pink), Bayonetta & Cloud (both player 2)

NES / SNES/ N64 Boxes

Also any Switch Games I don’t have (Canada packaging only).  Collection here:

http://nintendoage.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Collection.View&...

Mar 26 at 2:52:18 PM
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empire (58)
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Good luck guys.

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Mar 26 at 3:16:17 PM
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Awesome, can't wait to send a few things in!

Mar 26 at 3:36:42 PM
KHAN Games (89)
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Stoked to send you some KHAN Games. Excited to see how the graded games will look.

Mar 26 at 3:44:20 PM
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Nice! If only you could grade and encase Exertainment bikes...

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WTB Thread (Always looking for Exertainment related items)

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NintendoAge Official Exertainment Thread!!!

Mar 26 at 3:52:08 PM
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Sign Collector Guy (4)
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So how much will a loose "certified' copy of LTTP be worth to someone? I will for sure be following along.

Mar 26 at 4:14:12 PM
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If anyone is sending in, Im curious if you chose the 3d or 2d style and why. Good luck, I'll be shipping to you shortly

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Mar 26 at 4:51:48 PM
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"We chose the name 'Wata' because we aim to be like water, to flow with and be shaped by the community's needs"

Now now we know you chose the name "WATA" from seeing Good Will Hunting too many times and wanting the Massachusetts accent!! Busted

Best of luck and be gentle with my precious games!  

Mar 26 at 4:53:52 PM
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Wata is this all about?  

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Edited: 03/26/2018 at 04:54 PM by MCMROSE

Mar 26 at 6:46:51 PM
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behemos (126)
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Can't wait to see how this goes. Best of luck to you guys.

Mar 26 at 7:52:17 PM
1upped (39)
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Exciting stuff! Out of curiosity, and maybe I missed it, but has WATA considered Pedigree collections? I have always enjoyed seeing certain pedigrees such as "mile high" etc. because of the history. Anyhow, good luck...you certainly have addressed some gaping holes in the grading aspect of this wonderful hobby.

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Mar 26 at 8:00:51 PM
PowerPlayers (84)
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Originally posted by: 1upped

Exciting stuff! Out of curiosity, and maybe I missed it, but has WATA considered Pedigree collections? I have always enjoyed seeing certain pedigrees such as "mile high" etc. because of the history. Anyhow, good luck...you certainly have addressed some gaping holes in the grading aspect of this wonderful hobby.

I’ve never heard that term before, but if it’s anything like a provenance record for truly legendary tier items them I’m all for it.

Most NWCs and sealed Stadium Events deserve a name immortally attached to them. NWC golds can be tracked by their label positioning and minor cosmetic flaws, Sealed SEs the same.

Special items from industry and collector icons deserve a motif as well. Howard Phillips NWC for example is one that should stand above all except for maybe the NWC three winners. The 1st prize NWC Gold Winner as well.

Me and JJ Hendricks assembled a provenance record for his PowerFest Cart way back when as well. I have the info on the current owner and he wished to remain private but even then the provenance record can be updated when it eventually changes hands by just marking the current owner as anonymous.

It be nice to have a systematic approach to documenting the hands certain key items have been in and I’m not talking “memes” like Paul’s VGA10 SMB or the Mario NWC.
 

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Mar 26 at 9:12:56 PM
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VGD (458)
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Congrats guys this is awesome. If you need any guinea pigs im here to help.  

Mar 26 at 9:34:32 PM
Laseki (74)
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Looking forward to this, have a couple things I could send in.

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Mar 27 at 2:05:32 AM
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I understand the idea of having a sealed game as sort of a "trophy" that sits on your shelf that you can't play, but what on earth is the point of owning a loose cartridge of a game that you literally cannot play?!?

Regardless, I do wish you the best of luck with your endeavor...

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I don't resell to fund my collection, I don't treat this hobby like a second job, I don't care if my collection is worth ten bucks or ten thousand because I never plan on selling it. Seriously, what does the value have to do with anything if you never plan on selling? Speculation doesn't mean jack shit to me at this point, I just want to play my nes games...

Mar 27 at 7:03:35 AM
Laseki (74)
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Originally posted by: Dr. Morbis

I understand the idea of having a sealed game as sort of a "trophy" that sits on your shelf that you can't play, but what on earth is the point of owning a loose cartridge of a game that you literally cannot play?!?

Regardless, I do wish you the best of luck with your endeavor...
Super expensive stuff really, protos, comp carts, things like that.

 

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Mar 27 at 10:14:29 AM
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I like the idea that there's competition in this area of expertise. I'm sure there's going to be difference of opinions on this subject, but I wish you guys the absolute best in this. I'm would interested in getting some of my handheld systems graded and preserved. My only worry is the internal batteries.

Looking forward to seeing the website launch in April.

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Mar 27 at 1:01:32 PM
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What happens if I want to play a game after it becomes "graded"?

"Tamper Evident. The contents can be accessed safely, but only through visibly destroying the holder itself. The holder will break and discolor."

What? Does that sound stupid to anyone else?

So, I can "safely access" my game... but only by breaking the holder? Then it discolours?

Despite the obvious flaw of misspelling "discolour", I find this to be quite odd.

So... you CAN'T access your game safely??? Breaking the case open, I don't think contitutes "safely". So what am I missing here?

First of all, grading loose games is confusing to me... now they are encased in a plastic housing that can never be opened without breaking?

 

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but I think I'm with Pegboy on this one.

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Mar 27 at 1:13:08 PM
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Originally posted by: AirVillain

What happens if I want to play a game after it becomes "graded"?

"Tamper Evident. The contents can be accessed safely, but only through visibly destroying the holder itself. The holder will break and discolor."

What? Does that sound stupid to anyone else?

So, I can "safely access" my game... but only by breaking the holder? Then it discolours?

Despite the obvious flaw of misspelling "discolour", I find this to be quite odd.

So... you CAN'T access your game safely??? Breaking the case open, I don't think contitutes "safely". So what am I missing here?

First of all, grading loose games is confusing to me... now they are encased in a plastic housing that can never be opened without breaking?

 

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but I think I'm with Pegboy on this one.
You can't let people access their games and place them back in the casing without any sign of it.  If you did, they could swap out the game for a worse condition copy.

 

Mar 27 at 6:17:35 PM
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Transparency. Accountability. Actual experts. Standards. Good stuff!

Grading and slabbing cartridges - ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not thrilled by the prospect.

Either way, on paper this already appears tons better than VGA.

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Mar 27 at 6:53:34 PM
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Originally posted by: AirVillain

What happens if I want to play a game after it becomes "graded"?

"Tamper Evident. The contents can be accessed safely, but only through visibly destroying the holder itself. The holder will break and discolor."

What? Does that sound stupid to anyone else?

So, I can "safely access" my game... but only by breaking the holder? Then it discolours?

Despite the obvious flaw of misspelling "discolour", I find this to be quite odd.

So... you CAN'T access your game safely??? Breaking the case open, I don't think contitutes "safely". So what am I missing here?

First of all, grading loose games is confusing to me... now they are encased in a plastic housing that can never be opened without breaking?

 

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but I think I'm with Pegboy on this one.


Using "ou" instead of simply "o" on certain words is a Canada thing, not a misspelling on their part.  C'mon, man. (and frankly, looks stupid, and I'm saying that as a Canadian).  

here is a short list:
 
  • colour vs color
  • flavour vs flavor
  • behaviour vs behavior
  • humour vs humor
  • rumour vs rumor
  • honour vs honor
  • armour vs armor

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Mar 27 at 7:14:51 PM
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Originally posted by: AirVillain

What happens if I want to play a game after it becomes "graded"?

"Tamper Evident. The contents can be accessed safely, but only through visibly destroying the holder itself. The holder will break and discolor."

What? Does that sound stupid to anyone else?

So, I can "safely access" my game... but only by breaking the holder? Then it discolours?

Despite the obvious flaw of misspelling "discolour", I find this to be quite odd.

So... you CAN'T access your game safely??? Breaking the case open, I don't think contitutes "safely". So what am I missing here?

First of all, grading loose games is confusing to me... now they are encased in a plastic housing that can never be opened without breaking?

 

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but I think I'm with Pegboy on this one.


Emulate.