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#961 Princess Zelda

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

Try Block Buster I got the PS3 optical cables on clearance for $2 or look at the RCSS, Gaming and audio accessories go on sale/clearance regularly.
Also mono price has these ones for less then $3 sale is today only.
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#962 Dragon52

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:38 PM

I want a PS2 slim for $100. I hope we don't have any weird Canadian mark-up on it.

#963 MrGone

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:55 PM

Has anyone seen Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure anywhere? It's nowhere to be found in my area, nor do any of the usual online stores have any stock :( I would not have expected EA of all publishers to under-ship a game.

#964 spzero

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:29 AM

No, I haven't, but I believe you are better off not finding it.

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#965 game_fanatic

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:18 PM

^^Reviews are a funny thing. I usually never check the reviews of a game until AFTER I play it. Then I can agree/disagree with what's being said. I have a few games in my collection that could be considered "not worth owning" (Wars Gods for N64, anyone?) but the only person that matters is you!
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#966 poiuiu

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:04 PM

Has anyone seen Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure anywhere? It's nowhere to be found in my area, nor do any of the usual online stores have any stock :( I would not have expected EA of all publishers to under-ship a game.

Unfortunately, the new EA is more like regular publishers where they may under-ship certain games due to immediate appeal; that's also the reason why they're also losing money lately when they used to almost always post a profit.

But about your Hatsworth problem, I got my copy at EB, while gutted I don't care since the EBs around here haven't gotten another copy since; and as touched upon the last statement, it's not the most wanted game to be released at this period. :p

#967 TronB

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:19 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap - yet durable - soft PSP case? I have the old 1000 model, I basically just want something to protect my PSP with while I keep it in my purse or backpack. Also do they make cases only for the Slim? I wouldn't want to buy the wrong one by mistake.

#968 RoganSarine

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:25 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap - yet durable - soft PSP case? I have the old 1000 model, I basically just want something to protect my PSP with while I keep it in my purse or backpack. Also do they make cases only for the Slim? I wouldn't want to buy the wrong one by mistake.


Well depends... There "could" be on that doesn't have enough stretch in the soft pouch (the stretchy material along the perimeter of the edges) stuff like I've seen (the no-name brand case I use that I got off ebay case and point- it works, but the fit is so tight it you kind of have to force the zipper to close it which takes too much effort for me), but for the most part it works for any (pretty much a given for big-box/staple stores like EB/Futureshop.

You could always tell the employee to take it out of the box and let you try it- they normally don't say no.

In the end, I don't really find the case for the PSP all the worried for what's recommended. If it's in your purse or backpack it shouldn't undergo any wear and tear unless it's exposed to alot of sharp objects, but it will protect it from the easy surface scratching.

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#969 poiuiu

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:41 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap - yet durable - soft PSP case? I have the old 1000 model, I basically just want something to protect my PSP with while I keep it in my purse or backpack. Also do they make cases only for the Slim? I wouldn't want to buy the wrong one by mistake.


I use a Flort pouch from IKEA to keep my PSP (in the cheap soft cover) and cords and it works decently. They're really cheap too, only $1.75 as long as you have an IKEA near you.

#970 MrGone

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:53 AM

Unfortunately, the new EA is more like regular publishers where they may under-ship certain games due to immediate appeal; that's also the reason why they're also losing money lately when they used to almost always post a profit.

But about your Hatsworth problem, I got my copy at EB, while gutted I don't care since the EBs around here haven't gotten another copy since; and as touched upon the last statement, it's not the most wanted game to be released at this period. :p


It's kind of a shame, EA's been (literally) outdoing themselves with the great titles they've been putting out for the last year or so on top of the usual franchises. Wish they'd get more mainstream traction with those. If someone told me last year that I'd have more trouble finding an EA title than a Square title this year, I probably would've laughed until they medicated me.

Futureshop's online store supposedly has stock of Henry Hatsworth now, though the two sides of the sale are in disagreement over whether there's actually stock of the game, so I'm probably still out of luck :(

#971 Kekumba

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:51 PM

Have Pokemon Diamond/Pearl dropped a little in price now that Platinum is out? I need a new DS game for travel..

#972 TronB

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:56 PM

I use a Flort pouch from IKEA to keep my PSP (in the cheap soft cover) and cords and it works decently. They're really cheap too, only $1.75 as long as you have an IKEA near you.

I've never been to an IKEA before, I think the closest one to me is all the way in North York. Who knows, if it's accessible via TTC then I might pop in to look at the cases. The price is awesome and they look nice and soft. 8-)

You could always tell the employee to take it out of the box and let you try it- they normally don't say no.

Yeah, I guess I'll have to do that then. I saw a couple of open PSP cases at the Source so I figured someone tried them already or something.

Ahaha, I found this while looking for cases....not exactly what I wanted, but this is so me...the PSP is actually my brother's so he would never allow me to get this (I still refer to it as mine if I'm talking about it...I should stop doing that lol):
http://www.futuresho...751&catid=22444#

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#973 Cthulhu8u

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:07 PM

http://www.futuresho...751&catid=22444#


Hey, that's just a skin, I thought you wanted a carrying case... BBV had these on clearance a while ago, they were official Sony brand. You may stilll be able to find them in WalMart or somewhere. I don't think that they came in pink though :)

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#974 poiuiu

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:12 PM

I've never been to an IKEA before, I think the closest one to me is all the way in North York. Who knows, if it's accessible via TTC then I might pop in to look at the cases. The price is awesome and they look nice and soft. 8-)


Iirc, there is a TTC/subway/whatever (fake edit: It's Leslie station) just a block or two away from the IKEA in the North York one, which the two sandwiches a gas station and a McDonalds. And of make it better, that IKEA also has a shuttle that continually runs from the IKEA to the TTC/subway/whatever and back.

An while I don't know where you're located, another IKEA (that is much farther away) is the one on Vaughan but it's not accessible by TTC, tho I haven't shopped there yet so I'm not as sure about the details.

And I really like the soft pouch; nice, roomy and padded (like my insanity chamber :D), the tags are on the inside so you can cut them out and not leave any ugly remnants and also there's a zipper compartment on the inside which is made with a soft mesh.

Also, don't bother with that silicon thing on your psp; I had something similar for my old GBA it'll just ruin the handling and make buttons annoying to press. And in the end, if you drop your PSP, that won't prevent damage to the UMD laser.

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Have Pokemon Diamond/Pearl dropped a little in price now that Platinum is out? I need a new DS game for travel..


It's 20 bucks at The Source (if they have any copies) or 25 at Best Buy last week.

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#975 denpanosekai

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:16 PM

To everyone asking about Henry Hatsworth: Wal-Mart has it for 29$

#976 TronB

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:44 PM

Hey, that's just a skin, I thought you wanted a carrying case... BBV had these on clearance a while ago, they were official Sony brand. You may stilll be able to find them in WalMart or somewhere. I don't think that they came in pink though :)

Haha I know, but I was just thinking that the skin is something I would buy because I like pink. But yeah, won't get it since I need a case...

Iirc, there is a TTC/subway/whatever (fake edit: It's Leslie station) just a block or two away from the IKEA in the North York one, which the two sandwiches a gas station and a McDonalds. And of make it better, that IKEA also has a shuttle that continually runs from the IKEA to the TTC/subway/whatever and back.


Yeah, that's the one. I'm in Scarborough so the one in Vaughan is out of the question. Leslie still seems far though....hmmm....maybe I'll go on an adventure to IKEA this weekend. Thanks again for the detailed response.

Edit: Oh yeah, and a while ago I asked about importing a game from play-asia, I did it and in the end I didn't have to pay import taxes or whatever.....because the game was just sitting in my mailbox this morning.

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#977 Kekumba

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:12 PM

It's 20 bucks at The Source (if they have any copies) or 25 at Best Buy last week.


Yeah, just picked it up.. was hoping for a drop at EB as I have some credit there.. but nope, still full price.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:00 PM

Does anyone know if Real Canadian Superstore will be carrying the DSi? I have enough PC points to cover it, so I was hoping that I could pick one up there on Sunday. (It's how I got my PSP!)
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#979 Lone_Prodigy

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:56 AM

Does anyone know if Real Canadian Superstore will be carrying the DSi? I have enough PC points to cover it, so I was hoping that I could pick one up there on Sunday. (It's how I got my PSP!)


Yes it's in the flyer. Limited stock of course.

#980 spzero

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:43 PM

I've been looking for either the Microsoft Flight Stick or the Ace Combat Flight Stick (MUCH rarer) but I've never been able to find it in the GTA. Anyone know where one could be acquired? Looking for a non-online route...
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#981 CrushEm

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:01 PM

Has anyone seen Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure anywhere? It's nowhere to be found in my area, nor do any of the usual online stores have any stock :( I would not have expected EA of all publishers to under-ship a game.


Just was looking at the latest Wal-Mart flyer and the game is listed at $5 off. The advertised price is $24.97 for the upcoming week. Hope this helps!

#982 Cthulhu8u

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:09 PM

Anyone know where to get a lavender (or even rose) import PSP 2000 slim? I saw one at SoftMart in Pacific Mall for $280 with a pouch and 8 gig Memorystick. I'm wondering if this is the best deal or maybe someone has seen better.

TronB: lots of pink PSP pouches at Pacific Mall, $5 and up :lol:

#983 TronB

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:01 AM

I was going to suggest pmall, but it looks like you already got that covered. The only other thing I could suggest is calling Hi-Tech, I know I've seen a few import PSPs there (not sure on the colours, though...or when I saw the,), at least at the Cedarbrae location. And I can't believe I forgot to check pmall for PSP cases. *facepalm*

Hopefully other people can suggest something better.

#984 saad77

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:22 AM

Not sure where to put this question, but i guess here is as good a place as any, and if it's not, please direct me to where it should go.

Anyway....I live in Canada, my parents live in the States. They know i have a PS3, so they sent me a PSN card, which unfortunately doesn't work in Canada.

Does anyone have any ideas on how i could make the cards work here, (does changing the settings work?) or what i should do with the cards if they don't work? I assume they wouldn't be able to get a refund for them if i sent them back. I would probably have to sell them or trade them? Not even sure how i would do that unless i knew the person.

meh....there were a few things i really wanted on the PSN. oh well

#985 poiuiu

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:25 AM

Well I know you can make an EU, JPN, HK, all variety of region accounts on your PS3 and use their respective region points to buy stuff from their store. Try making a US region account and see if anything happens, unless of course US and CND gets bundled into a generic NA account.

#986 saad77

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:03 AM

yep, tried that. I created a U.S. account and it didn't work. I read that you can only use PSN cards on the master account, which it seems you can't change he region for, unless i missed something.

#987 Cthulhu8u

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:23 PM

Nope, you can't change regions, your best bet is start over with your PS3 and make it US from the beginning, or try to gameshare that song with an Amerifriend. I gave away the RB dlc I won from Stride last year to another CAG for the same reason :sad:

#988 saad77

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:01 PM

If I start over, will that delete everything that's been downloaded and installed?

#989 Cthulhu8u

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

If I start over, will that delete everything that's been downloaded and installed?


Unfortunately I'm pretty sure it will. I don't know of a way of transferring DLC, but you can back up savegames. If you purchased any DLC, you can re-download it up to 2-3 times, but I don't know how that would work if you create a new American account. :-/

This is definitely not a great option, in case you didn't figure that out yet...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:34 PM

ok, thanks for the replies, guess i'll have to go try and trade it!