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    Hi,

    My 8 year old son recently bought Code of Duty 3 for the Wii out of his christmas money (£40 from Game).

    Once home he was eager to play it, got just past the tutorial and his older brother (12yrs) accidently knocked the Wii over. :viking:

    Somehow it's scratched the disc and now he can't play further than the tutorial. :x

    Is there a way of fixing the scratch?

    Would I be cheeky in taking it back to Game? Would I get away with it? :oops:

    Has my son lost his Christmas money? :cry:

    Please help.

    Happy new year to you all :thumbsup:

    Caz xxx

    16 Comments

    Slightly off topic, but what is an 8 year old doing playing a 15 rated game ?

    I wouldn't let my 10 year olf play it on the 360, so unless they have replaced all the exploding bodies and nazis with bunnies on the wii version....

    As for the scratch, some gamestations have a scratch removing machine in them. Otherwise, you can usually contatct the publishers and they will replace the damaged disk for a nominal fee.

    cazz1973

    Hi, My 8 year old son recently bought Code of Duty 3 for the Wii out of … Hi, My 8 year old son recently bought Code of Duty 3 for the Wii out of his christmas money (£40 from Game).



    Seems like he shouldn't have been allowed to buy it in the first place:

    "Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15" :?

    So may be you could take it back to Game asking them to explain why they sold the game to an eight year old in the first place (assuming HE purchased it that is!) and asking for your money back?

    I have seen scratch repair kits for sale in shops but have never used one, so do not know if they are effective or not.

    As you cannot take a backup of the disk perhaps the manufacterer has a replacement policy, may be worth reading the small print if it came with any details, or sending them an email.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    Original Poster

    I know what your saying about letting my young son play these games but he see's so much more violence on the news and normal TV programs so why should the game be any different?

    If he doesn't play it here he'll end up playing it or seeing it somewhere else anyway.

    He loves playing Vice city, all he does is drive the cars around, crash them and get the police to chase him. What harm is that?

    I can't sheild him from everything, as i said he'll either see it on TV or real life anyway.

    I will try my local gamestations and see if the have a scratch removing machine, failing that i'll try contacting the makers.

    Thanks

    Caz

    If I remember right, toysrus sell a service for doing this (scratch removal).
    I guess it really depends how large/deep the scratch is.

    Details were on their website.
    Goodluck
    MrTT

    Flippin eck guys/gals, the OP came here for help with a damaged disc. Who are we to say what her children can and can't play? :x

    ^ agreed....
    guys caz1973 knows her son better then we do and has the right to allow the kid to play/watch any rated games. the ratings usually are a suggested age..
    its like ciggies... you have to be 16+ to buy them (18 soon) do you go around to the parents of every kid under 16 and tell them off for their kids smoking??

    now getting back to it... caz game, toysrus and gamestation all have this service, for a cheaper method visit a guy at your local computer fare or market....
    they usually do it

    best of luck
    rajpop

    Thanks for the negative rep, whoever it was. If you had the ability to read and understand what was written I was offering the person a route to take it back to Game on the pretext that they should not have sold it to him in the first place, I didn't make any judgement on the person letting their son play it in the first place.

    my local blockbusters helped me out but giving a disc of hours that was scratched a clean like someone has said, depends how deep it is

    erics

    Thanks for the negative rep, whoever it was. If you had the ability to … Thanks for the negative rep, whoever it was. If you had the ability to read and understand what was written I was offering the person a route to take it back to Game on the pretext that they should not have sold it to him in the first place, I didn't make any judgement on the person letting their son play it in the first place.


    Agreed eric,i can see from your post,that you were merely trying to help and it was the previous poster to you that was having a go.
    Have some green stuff back for trying to help.:thumbsup:
    Regarding the scratched disc,i bought a repair kit from play,tried it but i made the disc worse,might have been me not doing it right,but beware if trying this method.

    Yeah, I got a JML disc repair kit and it's rubbish. Just made the disc worse and for some reason the pad left fluff on the disc. :?

    But if you can take it to Toys R Us or somewhere where they have a professional scratch removal service then that might work... Is the scratch deep or...?

    erics

    Thanks for the negative rep, whoever it was. If you had the ability to … Thanks for the negative rep, whoever it was. If you had the ability to read and understand what was written I was offering the person a route to take it back to Game on the pretext that they should not have sold it to him in the first place, I didn't make any judgement on the person letting their son play it in the first place.



    [SIZE=2]Sorry,[/SIZE] it was me who negged you :oops: :oops: I may have misread your post and thought it was a continuation from the poster above.
    As soon as I can I'll give you some positive rep.

    rajpop

    ^ agreed....guys caz1973 knows her son better then we do and has the … ^ agreed....guys caz1973 knows her son better then we do and has the right to allow the kid to play/watch any rated games. the ratings usually are a suggested age..its like ciggies... you have to be 16+ to buy them (18 soon) do you go around to the parents of every kid under 16 and tell them off for their kids smoking??



    If they do it in front of me then 'yes', I do.

    Original Poster

    Sorry this post has caused so many arguements and dissagreements.

    Yes it is up to me how i bring my child/ren up, I have 4 and people are always telling me how well behaved/polite/well mannered they are. Even complete strangers!!

    We lived in Cheshire for 3 years and he saw more real life violence there then what he will ever see on a silly computer game (appologies to those who live there and surrounding areas). Also 'kids' TV isn't what it used to be anymore, is it?

    I only came on here for advice as i was ready to throw that £40 in the bin, thank you to those who helped. I called my local Gamestation and they don't have a scratch repair machine in their branch, will try my local Toys r Us in a minute.

    And throwing Neg rep out to people because you don't agree with what they say? Come on, everyone is entitled to an opinion!!

    I won't bother asking for help or advice again if this is the reaction!

    Caz

    Cazz - if you still have the receipt - take it back and say it was damaged when you bought it, and havn't had a chance to get back to the store til now - it's no trouble for the store - they'll just send it back to the supplier!

    i lent a mates gran turismo 3 and my ps2 scratched it to bits sent it off from choices and it come back good as new for £2 oddd

    Original Poster

    Sorted now thanks, just sent off for a form from Toys R Us. See if the can fix it.
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