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    Quote Originally Posted by axel View Post
    (Unfortunately the investors paid for more than a manual and cover art).
    But at least we'll have a nice box/manual to look at when we realize the cartridge is killing our system and we stop using it.

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    I'm getting a heavy Aero Fighters III AES vibe off of that sale posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathius View Post
    I'm getting a heavy Aero Fighters III AES vibe off of that sale posting.
    The AF3 scam was much more impressive, the artwork looked good until someone examined it very carefully in Photoshop and found that a section had been clone stamped and rotated. Plus the scammer employed the services of a then well-respected community member to help pull it off (handing him $5,000 in the process).

    Not that I want to encourage such a thing, but if someone wants to create a Paprium prototype they could write a program to replicate Fonzie's 2012 sprite test, put that on a flash cart and add some artwork. If you made it any better than that it wouldn't be believable, since it appears everything he did since then was running on an emulator.

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    You can tell it's fake by the lovely black box around the wm logo


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    https://es.wallapop.com/item/lote-de...-pal-319076201

    Seems it was originally being sold as part of a lot of games. This reminds me of those bait and switch bulk NES auctions that have a world championship cart just casually thrown in among the pile that were in vogue years back. Note that this ad says he SOLD the game but then he has gone on to list it in a separate ad some two months later. Now obviously this is fake without a doubt. On top of everything mentioned; the fake tweet with spelling mistakes to corroborate his story none of us saw, demanding whatsapp as a sole method of communication/payment. My speculation is he knew he'd have trouble selling >2k Euro of games at once and tried the bait and switch to get them to move faster. What I don't get is why he's trying to sell it alone. Playing naive is what gets this scam to work. Buyers think they're getting a deal because the seller doesn't know the true value of that one game. Buyer doesn't ask questions because they don't want the seller to catch on. Technically seller isn't cheating anyone because they didn't say their cartridges were anything but that. Making up this fake story, packaging, etc definitely isn't going to fool anybody. A more believable scenario could have been that he had printed the cover for a real cartridge/rom repo he got his hands on. Going from a scam that gives you plausible deniability to definite guilt is plain idiotic. Guess he thinks he can vanish once the transaction is done. Please don't give this jerk your time or money guys.


    ...Also hello Paprium thread! Glad to join all 613 pages of you. It's been a crazy, wild read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihilblack View Post
    I checked that Wallapop thing and I'm absolutely sure it's a scam. It's weird because the guy has a 5 star profile, but mostly because of things he has bought, not sold. The "Paprium" cover looks counterfeit AF, made from copypasted images found on the Internet, and the product itself doesn't look anywhere near something WM would do. Also he says it's his last copy out of FIVE. If four of those things were already sold we'd have seen something by now. The guy seems to live around my neighbourhood

    It's an obvious scam.
    Sure!
    if it really were real, he would have shown the game working

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    I see that guy has changed his location in the app. In the "Paprium" ad he was around my house, now he says he's a couple of Km away. Just in case he wasn't suspicious enough!

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    This is obviously an elaborate ARG for the surprise release of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurdd View Post
    This is obviously an elaborate ARG for the surprise release of the game.
    SURPRISE! It's never going to be released!


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    I agree with all. This must be a scam.

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    I have one too!
    Attachment 14889

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    Quote Originally Posted by otobo View Post
    I have one too!
    Attachment 14889
    What do we have to do to get around those invalid attachments every time we upload something?

    2021 will be the year 2Dream!

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    You have to pray to the Mega Drive goddess, clearly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TulioAdriano View Post
    What do we have to do to get around those invalid attachments every time we upload something?
    Upload elsewhere

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    So, I don't have time to read the whole thread, is this going to be released or not?

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