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Rumored "Arcade Banjo/Viva Pinata" bundle or Controller/Game/XBLA Bundle for $100?


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#1 apathylad

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:51 AM

Not a lot of info is given, but Gamestop has this listed and available for preorder.
http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=77573


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It's likely this with perhaps some XBLA arcade codes thrown in...
http://www.amazon.ca...a/dp/B0026P437I
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:53 AM

Not a lot of info is given, but Gamestop has this listed and available for preorder.

http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=77573


How'd you make that fake gs page cause I don't believe it!:whee:


#3 robpe36

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:58 AM

wow. $99? I can't imagine what kind of Rare bundle would be worth that much.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:59 AM

It's most likely some accessories bundled together with the two games...
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:59 AM

If MS wants to price it competitively with the introduction of Natal then I could see this price. Drop price of $50 and bundle in Natal?? Then an unbundled arcade would be $100...

Just a thought.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:00 AM

If they bundle a download code for Perfect Dark (The XBLA version of course) Wii owners will be all over this.
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#7 dieresis

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:04 AM

Only 100 MOTHERKSDFJDSOUCKINGSDOFHSDFH SMACKEROONIES!?!? It's almost time for my girlfriend to not have an excuse to get one.

I just.. NEED A DATE.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:04 AM

It's likely this:

http://www.amazon.ca...a/dp/B0026P437I
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#9 MattZack

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:09 AM

But why the word "Arcade" in the title?
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#10 Tony208

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:09 AM

Eh this is $50 too much.
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#11 bringerofdeath

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:10 AM

It's likely this:

http://www.amazon.ca...a/dp/B0026P437I
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lol yes now moving to the next discussion, how is that worth 100 bucks?

#12 CheapyD

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:11 AM

lol yes now moving to the next discussion, how is that worth 100 bucks?


But why the word "Arcade" in the title?

Maybe there are going to throw in some XBLA arcade codes?

#13 apathylad

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:12 AM

Oh, wow. What a strange bundle, since those two games aren't exactly co-op heavy to warrant an extra controller. Something seems off, though. Banjo and Viva Pinata both run for about $20. The average 360 controller runs for $50.

$20 + $20 + $50 = $90


Edit: I suppose they could throw in both XBLA Banjo games, or even Perfect Dark.

#14 caltab

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:15 AM

ya, thats way too expensive for just the controller and 2 old poor selling games. Theres probably some download codes or ms points too.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:18 AM

Damn...I'd take a chance at locking one in but the site isn't accepting edge/gift card right now. You can always cancel.

The amazon.ca bundle was released in may 09.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:25 AM

HAHHAHAHA I got Viva Pinata for $5 at Sears and I always see Banjo for $15 at Toys R Us....such a deal for $100!
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:31 AM

There goes Cheapy D ruining all my excitement. Thanks for the (possible) clarification, though.
If it's what Cheapy D found, even with some extra XBLA codes, then it doesn't justify $100. Poop. I'll try to keep my hopes up for the former.

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#18 SilentStryk09

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:31 AM

something tells me this is bigger than a controller and 2 games


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#19 Masterkyo

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:36 AM

I picked up both game & sealed for $5 each + $5 = $10 plus taxes. Another extra $90 ??
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:45 AM

Could it be an update to this pack?

http://www.amazon.co...69827090&sr=8-2

(which is 1.5 years old)?

#21 oasisboy

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:07 AM

something tells me this is bigger than a controller and 2 games


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I think Cheapy is not right this time.
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#22 myl0r

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:11 AM

super LAWL at the people saying "I got Banjo N&B for $.42 on clearance so this isn't worth it!"
MSRP on both games is $20, as stated, and controllers are $50. So that's $90, and they will likely throw in both Banjo Games(which I believe cost $15 each) so that's about $120.
For CAG's, still not worth it because we know how to get better deals than that. But if my speculation is true, then it's not a horrible deal off MSRP.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:21 AM

Like momma always said, if it's too good to be true, it usually is. Could it possibly just be a pricing error? I could see those games bundles in a new arcade at $199
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:23 AM

HAHHAHAHA I got Viva Pinata for $5 at Sears and I always see Banjo for $15 at Toys R Us....such a deal for $100!


We have no clue what's in this supposed bundle. All we have is a GS item page with no details and no picture. Besides, the great thing about bundles like these is they often get deeply discounted, which is when we CAGs will strike.

#25 CheapyD

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:28 AM

something tells me this is bigger than a controller and 2 games

Something tells me its not an Arcade console with 2 games.

A PS2 with no games is $100. How likely is it that an Xbox 360 with 2 games is going to be $100?

Answer: Not fucking likely.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:32 AM

Could it be an update to this pack?

http://www.amazon.co...69827090&sr=8-2

(which is 1.5 years old)?


That's what I was thinking.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:33 AM

The only way MS is dropping the price of the Arcade $100 and adding two games is if they were just bought out by Willy Wonka.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:42 AM

Could it be an update to this pack?

http://www.amazon.co...69827090&sr=8-2

(which is 1.5 years old)?


Or an update of last holiday's wireless controller game pack... with a $50 gift card to justify the $100 price tag.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:44 AM

MS should sell the arcade the way printers and shavers are sold. Take a loss initially and then ream customers with printer cartridge and razor blade sales. An arcade requires an overpriced hard drive, very possibly a wireless adapter, recharge pack for controllers, and a monthly subscription to LIVE.

Remember, arcades were sold for a net 100 bucks this winter...I got one from amazon.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:48 AM

MS should sell the arcade the way printers and shavers are sold. Take a loss initially and then ream customers with printer cartridge and razor blade sales. An arcade requires an overpriced hard drive, very possibly a wireless adapter, recharge pack for controllers, and a monthly subscription to LIVE.

Remember, arcades were sold for a net 100 bucks this winter...I got one from amazon.


I'm pretty sure Xbox's are already sold at a loss....
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