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Space Invaders Extreme (PSP/DS), Exit (DS), Legend of Kage 2 (DS) $10 and more at GS


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#61 Jibbajaba

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:06 AM

The bottom line is that if I pay the full/new price for a game, I shouldn't have to bust out Goo Gone to get rid of the sticker residue on the insert. And not only does a gutted copy mean that the case has been handled by greasy little hands, but the instruction manual may have been taken out and handled/mishandled as well. The bottom line is that a "gutted" copy is no different than a used copy. Their excuse is that a gutted copy has still never been played and is therefore new, but I know from firsthand experience that gutted copies do get played by employees and their friends (as I used to be one of those "friends" at a locan EB Games.)

People are still "moaning and complaining" about gutted games because Gamestop is still gutting games.

#62 Hibiwa

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:10 AM

I already have Space Invaders for the PSP but should I get it for the DS? It's 8$ used. What do you guys thinks? I hope GameStop has a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" deal soon.


Get it only if you really want it for both portables. I bought the DS version at launch mainly for online play novelty, and just ordered the PSP one because of the smooth and shiny graphics (regretted not getting from the start).

My DS can't go online at home anymore because of WPA so it's basically pointless now. I could never get over how ugly it looks on the DS. Just ugly. The upside is a retro feel with the jaggies if you're into that.

Best if you can get online with lower security because it was fun to randomly play against people from wherever.

#63 turls

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:01 PM

My DS can't go online at home anymore because of WPA so it's basically pointless now. I could never get over how ugly it looks on the DS. Just ugly. The upside is a retro feel with the jaggies if you're into that.


Setup a cheap 802.11b router (or your old one) and set it up piggyback and restricted to only internet use for your legacy stuff. Easier said than done, but that's what I've got setup. I also let guests use that if they bring their internet enabled devices over. I put a password on it, but since its only WEP that's just for the car thief defense (there's already completely open ones on my block so maybe they'll get those instead).

GS sucks. I guess they aren't going to bother to restock this any time soon. And yes, their selling used as new sucks, and I'd like to hear any valid reasons why it doesn't. I mean, how stupid do they think we are? Look at the age group that works there. If that thing is out of the package its being used. I'm sure somebody has even used one-time use codes, I just haven't heard about it.

#64 morpheus47

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:54 PM

Here's another price drop: http://www.gamestop....roduct_ID=72515

:wii: Sam and Max Vol. 1 19.99 new/17.99 used

This is still 29.99 at Amazon.



Cool, thanks. I never would've seen this. Picked up this and LoK.

#65 Hibiwa

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:32 PM

Setup a cheap 802.11b router (or your old one) and set it up piggyback and restricted to only internet use for your legacy stuff. Easier said than done, but that's what I've got setup. I also let guests use that if they bring their internet enabled devices over. I put a password on it, but since its only WEP that's just for the car thief defense (there's already completely open ones on my block so maybe they'll get those instead).
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Thanks for the tip. I didn't know you could do that. My DS is the only thing restricted to WEP so I'll have to weigh the worth of getting another router and finding the specifics. Besides Space Invaders Extreme, the only other game I played online was Clubhouse Games.

On the GS sucking part, that's why I ordered online to avoid stepping in the store. Got an unexpected free upgrade on shipping so it hasn't been completely bad. I may retract that if the used game I ordered along with SIE turns out craptacular.

#66 Fatbot3

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

Thanks OP, Picked up the PSP version used for 8 bucks. Its a great value at that price.

#67 punkmaggit

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:34 PM

Grabbed 2 copies of LoK2. It's looks like alot of fun and my friend's going to get the other copy for Christmas :)

#68 eastx

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:35 PM

Don't forget Space Invaders Extreme for DS works with the Posted ImagePaddle Controller,
which makes the game way more fun to play. Can't say that about the PSP or upcoming XBox Live Arcade versions.

Bought Legend of Kage 2 and Space Invaders Extreme. Thanks OP!

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#69 donut

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

Tracked down used PSP version (addicted to the DS and need to find a paddle...)
and found Away for DS based on some comments posted here...

#70 maguszxz

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:08 AM

I got my copy today while I was doing my Christmas shopping. They gave me their last "new" copy of the game. If it wasn't for the price, I wouldnt have got it like that.

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#71 icarusmight

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:10 AM

While at the my local mall shopping for Christmas, I found a sealed copy of Space Invaders (psp) so I finally picked it up. Like I said, its the principalities!

#72 NeoStrider

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 06:51 AM

I already have Space Invaders for the PSP but should I get it for the DS? It's 8$ used. What do you guys thinks? I hope GameStop has a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" deal soon.


there's no point, the DS version is worse cause of the split screen bonus stage & boss fights

#73 hordak

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 07:12 AM

there's no point, the DS version is worse cause of the split screen bonus stage & boss fights


I didn't have any issues with the split scene.

#74 eastx

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 07:23 AM

there's no point, the DS version is worse cause of the split screen bonus stage & boss fights


As I pointed out earlier, only the DS version works with paddle controllers, which is a pretty big plus for those who care to buy the controller.

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#75 briandadude

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:20 PM

As I pointed out earlier, only the DS version works with paddle controllers, which is a pretty big plus for those who care to buy the controller.


Meh, why should we pay $30 (3X the cost of the game itself) for a peripheral the company didn't bother to sell in the US?

#76 Nohbdy

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:38 PM

there's no point, the DS version is worse cause of the split screen bonus stage & boss fights


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#77 inthegray

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:48 PM

here's a good comparison of the PSP and DS versions (conducted before the price drops). looks like the DS version is the way to go!

#78 SniperREX

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:02 PM

I got Legend of Kage 2 and Space Invaders Extreme (PSP).

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#79 NeoStrider

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:25 PM

As I pointed out earlier, only the DS version works with paddle controllers, which is a pretty big plus for those who care to buy the controller.


I have the paddle and I found myself preferring the dpad controls, its too awkward to hold the DS when you use the paddle, the only way to use it is to put the DS on a table but then when you do that pressing the R button becomes awkward

#80 eastx

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:45 AM

I have the paddle and I found myself preferring the dpad controls, its too awkward to hold the DS when you use the paddle, the only way to use it is to put the DS on a table but then when you do that pressing the R button becomes awkward


I don't know, I never had any problems and found Arkanoid wayyy more fun to play with it. But I haven't given Space Invaders a shot yet.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:29 AM

I have the paddle and I found myself preferring the dpad controls, its too awkward to hold the DS when you use the paddle, the only way to use it is to put the DS on a table but then when you do that pressing the R button becomes awkward


It does feel unnatural at first. I can't use R as my shooting button. The A button works pretty well for me. I put my middle finger under the controller, then turn the paddle with my index and thumb. Think of the game as a hybrid between Arkanoid and Space Invaders. The paddle helps to fine tune your shots and helps you get away from a mess of laser beams and fired shots.

When I get a laser, I scroll as fast as I can in the proper direction. Or with the spread shot I fire off a lot of shots, covering ground as quick as i can. The game was made with the controller in mind for precision and quickness. And the classic arcade paddle feel. But other than that, d-pad does the job just fine.

#82 jdeluis

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the deal OP! I was able to find Space Invaders Extreme DS and Legend of Kage 2, both sealed.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:28 AM

Picked up Exit DS and Legend of Kage 2 over the past few days. Already got Space Invaders Extreme from a previous sale. Thanks for the heads-up!

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#84 00JON

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:51 AM

http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=69425

Space Invaders Extreme is now $9.99 at Gamestop.com. Use code SAVER to get free shipping but you have to spend $25. I ordered it with Battlefield BC $19.99 for the 360. After tax total was 32 something. Sweeeet!

#85 Masterkyo

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

Just finished Legend of Kage 2. Awsome game ever ;)
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 04:41 PM

Just finished Legend of Kage 2. Awsome game ever ;)


I'm really impressed by it too. It's an old school 2D platformer with Ninjas! Plus, unlike Contra 4 and others like it, the game is not ridiculously hard.
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#87 argyle

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here's a good comparison of the PSP and DS versions (conducted before the price drops). looks like the DS version is the way to go!


I'm still torn - it seems to me "better music" is probably pretty subjective, and doesn't hold as much weight with me as better graphics. At the same time, I have been playing my DS more lately, esp. since my wife has basically taken over the psp. :-P Hrmmm.....
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#88 bsesb2003

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:21 PM

Space Invaders for $10 is a terrific deal.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:07 AM

Thanks so much for the heads up! I picked up Space Invaders and Legend this afternoon.
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#90 eastx

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:37 AM

I'm still torn - it seems to me "better music" is probably pretty subjective, and doesn't hold as much weight with me as better graphics.


You think the difference between say a 192 kbps song and a 48 kbps song is subjective? Those are just estimates but I'm sure most people could tell the difference between the DS and PSP versions' sound.

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