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#271 Nirron

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:26 PM

Having some difficulty on my end as well. Dante's Inferno and Agent (both PS3) just refuse to show up.

Odd because I did a pre-order for Assassin's Creed about a week ago, and have been refreshing my "Improve Your Recommendations" section almost daily by deleting items I said I own, waiting a bit, then telling Amazon I own them again, as well as telling them, in regards to Amazon purchases, to "Not Use for Recommendations" and then allowing their use for recommendations shortly afterward.

I did some fake pre-orders for GoW Collection, Ratchet and Clank: Crack in Time, Dead Rising 2, and Borderlands in hopes that they'll show up tomorrow.

Amazon also has been ninja adding recommendations like crazy this past week. This morning I got LittleBigPlanet GOTY edition and some Blu-ray added out of nowhere, and sure enough the only games in my Quick Picks were LBP GOTY Edition and, for some odd reason, Halo ODST.
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#272 Vortextk

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:07 PM

I had both of those games in my recommendations Nirron. I didn't really want them, but after I pre-ordered like 10 games, I figured I'd let whatever is in there stay and just update here on what pops up in my quick picks. Even when I was getting a lot of games in there, neither agent or dante's inferno ever popped up.

#273 oni_saru_sensei

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:42 PM

Well I'm stumped with GoW:C. It refuses to show up and I'm plum out of ideas, so I'm going to let my picks sit and reboot. Pretty sure people are still reporting it as showing up, so I've ruled that out and I've personally already had it in my picks once (canceled it because it's no fun having nothing to work towards).

Dragon Age hasn't been spotted yet and Fallout has only shown up in my recommendations IIRC.


that's really weird that you keep having a hard time getting GOW:C because today is my second time getting it on my account and my sister already got it once on hers.

Maybe try focusing your efforts on rating/ordering/fake-preordering ps3 games only or mostly. That seems to be the reason for me getting a bunch of the most wanted ps3 games today on my quick picks!

#274 Nirron

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:54 PM

It's odd, because I have another account I rarely use (goes back to a very strange technical glitch from my primary account) and Agent was in the Quick Picks there just two days ago, as I figured I'd at least try to use it to see if some stuff was available for Quick Picks.

It's in the back of my mind, but only as a very pessimistic and small voice, that something might be up with those two, as I had four games I wanted that were in my recommendations come up in my Quick Picks just two days ago. I know Agent was two days ago as well, but considering I've been doing everything I normally do, it's a bit of an oddity that they haven't popped up. Perhaps it was because I hadn't placed any faux pre-orders in a bit, in addition to one or two other things. Here's hoping I at least get one of them this week or, worst case, the next.

I'm thinking that the past two days may have been slightly hurt by the fact that Amazon has been adding 3-4 items in my Recommended For You section between the time I go to bed and the time I wake up. My Quick Picks the last few days have usually had 1-2 of these stealth-added games, cluttered with the usual items of which I don't care.

Edit: I just noticed that two of my items in there were Tales of Monkey Island: Screaming Narwhol, and Cake Mania. These were both free games at the time I bought them, yet now they show up in my Quick Picks. Strange indeed.

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#275 Jodou

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

that's really weird that you keep having a hard time getting GOW:C because today is my second time getting it on my account and my sister already got it once on hers.

Maybe try focusing your efforts on rating/ordering/fake-preordering ps3 games only or mostly. That seems to be the reason for me getting a bunch of the most wanted ps3 games today on my quick picks!

It's so odd! My bro even got it today and he wasn't trying. It's funny what you recommended, because the day before I had re-rated EVERYTHING that was on the 'fix this' list and pre-ordered R&C: ACIT, GoW III, AC II, Heavy Rain, and TLG. To me this was overkill but I had done less the day before, so this was a last ditch effort.

I know, I'm going to rate/own it and then remove it. Perhaps that will break whatever is holding it back.

#276 Vortextk

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:00 PM

The suspense for trying to get things in your quick picks is terrible. You want to grind it, but having to wait a day between refreshes is killer.

#277 Nirron

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:06 PM

The suspense for trying to get things in your quick picks is terrible. You want to grind it, but having to wait a day between refreshes is killer.


But on the flipside it's like Christmas morning when you wake up and run to check your computer to see what goodies Amazon left under the virtual Quick Pick tree! Of course then it's one of two outcomes: you got the awesome Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle, or you get depressed because you just got some huge bunny pajamas.
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#278 Jodou

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:18 PM

the suspense for trying to get things in your quick picks is terrible. You want to grind it, but having to wait a day between refreshes is killer.


but on the flipside it's like christmas morning when you wake up and run to check your computer to see what goodies amazon left under the virtual quick pick tree! Of course then it's one of two outcomes: You got the awesome official red ryder carbine-action two-hundred-shot range model air rifle, or you get depressed because you just got some huge bunny pajamas.

qft.

#279 oni_saru_sensei

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:33 PM

It's so odd! My bro even got it today and he wasn't trying. It's funny what you recommended, because the day before I had re-rated EVERYTHING that was on the 'fix this' list and pre-ordered R&C: ACIT, GoW III, AC II, Heavy Rain, and TLG. To me this was overkill but I had done less the day before, so this was a last ditch effort.

I know, I'm going to rate/own it and then remove it. Perhaps that will break whatever is holding it back.


oh another hint,

try pre-ordering Resonance of Fate if you haven't. this game may or may not help you. GOW:C seems to have been recommended for my sis account because of this game and because of demon's souls.




#280 Jodou

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:01 AM

oh another hint,

try pre-ordering Resonance of Fate if you haven't. this game may or may not help you. GOW:C seems to have been recommended for my sis account because of this game and because of demon's souls.

Didn't try Resonance of Fate, but Demon's Souls was also on that list of what I tried and I just forgot. I'll throw up a pre-order for RoF though!

#281 namster1337

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:37 AM

After I preordered Halo 3 ODST yesterday, I got these:
Wii : New Super Mario Bros
X360 : Metal Gear Solid Rising

Hope for this trend of games to continue! Or maybe not, cause I need to save some money haha
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#282 Vortextk

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:24 AM

Damn, I just got a pink bunny suit. Quick picks aren't doing anything for me at all, how annoying.

#283 craven_fiend

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:32 PM

Damn, I just got a pink bunny suit. Quick picks aren't doing anything for me at all, how annoying.


Likewise for me. Only games in my recs when I last checked. Now shit in my QP. Like:

http://www.amazon.co...DMMQK3R9ZFJM14K

http://www.amazon.co...DMMQK3R9ZFJM14Khttp://www.amazon.co...DMMQK3R9ZFJM14K

http://www.amazon.co...DMMQK3R9ZFJM14K

Time to look and see what they hijacked my recs with last night.

Edit: Now that's odd, nothing new in my recommendations.
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#284 Vortextk

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

Ordered odst with the amazing price drop, that makes 2 games I'm buying to just probably flip them out....

Took off the ratings for EVERYTHING I had rated, then went back 5 star'd them again and did a fake pre-order on gowIII. Come on uncharted, you kept popping in there when I didn't even want you.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:33 PM

Amazon is playing hard to get with GoW:C, so I'm experimenting with multiple orders now. I already have GoW III, TLG, and Heavy Rain pre-ordered with the gold box discount so rather than cancel those to get one game, I'm ordering them again. This should go a long way towards proving whether or not quick picks are based on the most recent purchases or not.


GoW:C was in my Quick Picks three of the five days last week. I finally did jump on it.

Still trying to get Uncharted 2, NSMB, and Galaxy 2 in there. I'm getting almost all games these days, with a few cartoon DVD sets mixed in.

#286 Jodou

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:26 PM

Resonance of Fate was the missing link, as GoW:C was cheerfully staring me in the face this morning. So I'm all quick-picked out again, since nothing else I want is eligible to show up. At least games start rolling out next month and should keep me busy well into next year. Now to wait and see what I'll need to cancel for Black Friday lol.

#287 Jodou

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:32 PM

Ordered odst with the amazing price drop, that makes 2 games I'm buying to just probably flip them out....

Oh wow, $50.99? Is the HALOODST coupon still active? Let's see:

$50.99-10-5-5.10-5.10=25.79?! Uh yeah, that's an easy flip of $15 profit.

Thanks for the tip!

#288 rustyrage

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:27 PM

I keep getting non-video games even though the only things I buy from amazon are video games and the only thing in my recommendations are video games. For ex. I keep getting game downloads because I downloaded Big Kahuna Reef awhile ago when it was free for $5 mp3 credit. And yesterday a push lawnmower was in my Quick Picks because I viewed the page of the Weed Eater Blower. I am also getting CD's because I used the amazon mp3 credit. It seems it wants to give me everything but 360 video games.. :/

#289 Jodou

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:15 PM

What are you trying to get, rusty?

#290 rustyrage

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:44 PM

Any good 360 games released or not, like my recommendations. I don't really need any games to show up in my Quick Picks, but my recommendations is only filled with 360 games but the only game that has shown up in it has been Meet the Robinsons. lol
I think I'm going to go through all my recommendations and weed out the games I don't really want and keep it to around 30 items.

#291 oni_saru_sensei

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:58 PM

Resonance of Fate was the missing link, as GoW:C was cheerfully staring me in the face this morning. So I'm all quick-picked out again, since nothing else I want is eligible to show up. At least games start rolling out next month and should keep me busy well into next year. Now to wait and see what I'll need to cancel for Black Friday lol.



Yay!! Congrats Jodou!!! :D


on a side note, I finally got uncharted 2 to show up!!!!! ^__^

Next goal: Demon's Souls!!

#292 Jodou

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:30 PM

Any good 360 games released or not, like my recommendations. I don't really need any games to show up in my Quick Picks, but my recommendations is only filled with 360 games but the only game that has shown up in it has been Meet the Robinsons. lol
I think I'm going to go through all my recommendations and weed out the games I don't really want and keep it to around 30 items.

Woah, yeah. You definitely need to narrow that down to 5-10 max at first and try to get those. Then you can slowly work on grabbing other games once you get your top picks out of the way.

Next goal: Demon's Souls!!

Don't beat yourself up trying to get it, since it hasn't been eligible to show up for a while.

#293 oni_saru_sensei

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:39 PM

Don't beat yourself up trying to get it, since it hasn't been eligible to show up for a while.


ah no wonder it hasn't popped up at all. It was weird how I kept getting so many other most wanted ps3 games but not Demon's Souls!

#294 Spoit

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:48 AM

3rd day, and still no uncharted. Going to cancel and re-fake-pre-order. Does it matter if they're all in one or seperate orders?

#295 Vortextk

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:55 AM

Does it matter if they're all in one or seperate orders?


Good question. I only did like one fake pre-order of 3 games, and then I started getting games from my recommendations daily for the next week or two after that. But my purchase history was relatively small as this was my own account that I just created in like 06 or 07, and haven't used much till recently. How has everyone else done it?

re-fake-pre-order.


Lol call webster's, got a new word to add.

#296 Jodou

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:27 AM

I've always done them separate. Mostly because I'd use that as a guideline of how many ECA codes I had left stored on the account and I'd add more as needed. The other reason being I don't want to get locked into a large order of games I have no interest in if anything goes wrong for whatever reason.

#297 y2jasper

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:40 AM

ok...well i hope this is some sort of temporary maintenance or something...but i have no recommendations list anymore. it says to come back later. i checked the "improve your recommendations" and it shows i have no amazon purchases, even though i can go to my order history which still has like 4 pre orders...

this is also on both my accounts, and i am logged in...hmm

#298 klopas

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:48 AM

Same here, they're either updating or perhaps they've gotten wise to what people are doing.

#299 Jodou

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:52 AM

ok...well i hope this is some sort of temporary maintenance or something...but i have no recommendations list anymore. it says to come back later. i checked the "improve your recommendations" and it shows i have no amazon purchases, even though i can go to my order history which still has like 4 pre orders...

this is also on both my accounts, and i am logged in...hmm

Oh wow, I was about to tell you how to work around it, but it really is fucked up. I've seen this before and to get around it you just go to 'Improve your recommendations', click on 'Items you've marked not interested', and remove anything. It's usually a bug with having nothing in your recommendations, but this time Amazon is borked.

#300 klopas

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:59 AM

So I'd been lurking for a couple days, doing all the suggestions and trying to get ANY games to show up without any success. All of my recommended suggestions have been games, but I keep getting non-game related stuff. For instance, today I got a pressure cooker, potato peeler, plush toy, deshedding tool, and other random crap that I've never even looked at before. I think Amazon has been playing cruel pranks on me.