View Poll Results: Would you open a game which might be a 'prototype'?

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  • Yes. I'd crack that baby open and make it dance! That's what games are for, to be played, right?

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  • No. Are you kidding? The collector in me would have a fit if I opened up this baby!

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Thread: N-Gage Prototype game? : "Space Impact" *PICS!*

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    So ... was this ever opened?

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    Can you open it without damaging the seals? I'd bet there's a way if you are determined enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevQuixo
    The first line says: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectataur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incidudunt ut labore et dolore....."
    Usually latin gibberish is put in as a placeholder for actual text on a final product. Sounds like a mock-up to me.

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/010216.html <--Link about lorem ipsum...
    better yet: http://www.loremipsum.net/



    Sounds cool.

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    It makes no sense why it is sealed. You can probably use steam to unseal it without damaging the plastic wrap. And then seal it back up to protect it. If you go to sell it just let the other person know you have opened it.

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    If the game is released and this cart is different from final versions...that'd be great to know. I'd open it out of curiosity. Also, it should be easy to tell if it's got a cartridge inside, by weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Oscuro
    If the game is released and this cart is different from final versions...that'd be great to know. I'd open it out of curiosity. Also, it should be easy to tell if it's got a cartridge inside, by weight.
    Ed Oscuro, you're a clever man.

    I would have never thought about weighing the game.

    I'll compare it to the rest of the N-Gage games I have and try to determine if there is something inside of it.
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    Open it already. If it is a proto it will retain it's value (about $5 since it's an N-Gage game )

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_4th_Survivor
    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Oscuro
    If the game is released and this cart is different from final versions...that'd be great to know. I'd open it out of curiosity. Also, it should be easy to tell if it's got a cartridge inside, by weight.
    Ed Oscuro, you're a clever man.

    I would have never thought about weighing the game.

    I'll compare it to the rest of the N-Gage games I have and try to determine if there is something inside of it.
    I'm not sure that weighing it would help. The MMC cards are very light. The big variable would be the instruction book... some of the more complicated N-Gage games have thick books. If this is a simple shooter then the book is going to have fewer pages and weigh less. This game (if it is a proto) might not come with a real instruction book... who the hell knows what's really in there without opening it? You could use a simple game like Puzzle Bobble for referance but the instruction book (if there is one) is the big unknown.

    Now if you had an MRI machine...
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    Now if you had an MRI machine...
    Anybody know any university students wih access?

    MRIs can't damage flash, right?

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    An MRI scanner would pull the MMC card right through the plastic case... i wouldn't try that.

    A hand held security metal detector will be able to detect an MMC card, it's what they use in the manufacturing plant to make sure employees aren't stealing the product.

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    These are all some great ideas by all of you guys.

    MRI machine?

    Metal detector?


    Seriously everyone...... PURE GENIUS!


    As a matter of fact, I used to work at a place where they used handheld metal detectors, walk-through metal detectors and even an X-ray machine conveyer belt to scan bags, etc. and show the results within 5 seconds, onto a computer monitor.

    That particular X-ray machine could filter out and detect metal in even the thickest of materials, such as thick plastic cases, between bundles of paper, clothing, etc. Not even a paper clip was undetectable in that X-ray machine, so I wouldn't doubt that it would be affective in trying to find out what's inside of an N-Gage game case.

    I'll try to make a trip down to the place that had this machine and see if I can get them to scan the contents of the "Space Impact" case as well as a commercially released N-Gage game, just to see what it looks like.

    Thanks for all the cool ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishsandwich
    I'm not sure that weighing it would help. The MMC cards are very light. The big variable would be the instruction book... some of the more complicated N-Gage games have thick books.
    You make an excellent point.

    How about weighing it in comparision to an empty N-Gage case? If there's anything inside this prototype game box, it's worth opening it (even if it's just an instruction manual), I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stark
    Open it already. If it is a proto it will retain it's value (about $5 since it's an N-Gage game )
    Happy 1000th post Stark!

    That is all.

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    What ever happened? I'm gonna guess since there is no follow up post, not much. I hope I'm wrong!!!

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    You should definitely open this and see. At best, you've got a playable game, at worst, a fancy box
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    Man i would open it.

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    Sell it to me. I'll open it. Heh.
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    It has already been said before, but if you plan on reselling this item, buy all means just leave it.

    But if you plan on keeping it, open it. Stop beating around the bush and asking us if you plan on keeping it. Why would you want to question it. If this is the full game in its full form, us collector's would much rather want to see the contents and the game and everything rather than just the sealed case.

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    Well I have Space Impact Evolution X, which came issued on the Nokia CD with the phone:
    maybe its that?
    Last edited by tom; 03-17-2007 at 06:22 AM.

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    This post is 8 months old, that's enough of the hype machine, eh?

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    >>>>>DreamTR said: This post is 8 months old, that's enough of the hype machine, eh?<<<<<


    naaah, i've seen people resurrecting 3 year old posts and older...

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    I refuse to let this topic die! I must know what happened with this sealed game case! common 4th survivor, let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suckerpunch5 View Post
    I refuse to let this topic die! I must know what happened with this sealed game case! common 4th survivor, let me know!
    Not only do I want to know what was in the case... I want to know what rare game he traded for this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zadoc View Post
    Not only do I want to know what was in the case...
    This got me thinking of the scene in Pulp Fiction when Samuel Jackson opens the brief case in the diner.

    Come on, open it already!

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    N-Gage mother f-er, do you speak it?

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