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#1021 The Dead Texan

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:48 AM

He collects games and never plays them.

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#1022 doodofdoods

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:11 AM

He collects games and never plays them.

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Why play games when you can spend all day on cag getting deals on games?
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#1023 Zbornak

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:22 AM

Persona 3 Portable and Persona are on sale on PSN this week, presumably to promote the release of Persona 2 : Innocent Sin next week.
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#1024 erehwon

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

Persona 3 Portable and Persona are on sale on PSN this week, presumably to promote the release of Persona 2 : Innocent Sin next week.

Any chance of a sale on the UMD version? I'd like to pick up Persona 3 Portable.

#1025 Kenshindono

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:54 AM

I was just wondering if you were a troll or the just a really obessive compulsive hoarder with a japan fetish? Why would you need a back-up copy of this game? Have you even played the copy that isn't a back-up?


And i'm starting to wonder if some people are trying to troll me. Not really sure why your being such an ass. Why would i need one? Because im a collector. I like to keep one sealed and one to open and play if need be. I also tend to like RPGs a lot, and Japan is the only place that makes 'traditional' RPG's anymore. This thread is for Japanese Niche games isn't it? Not sure what your doing bitching about people having a Japanese 'fetish' in a thread geared towards Japanese games o_O

He collects games and never plays them.

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yes, because having a good collection spanning back to the NES games is just stupid. Why play a classic like Suikoden, when i could just be rocking the biggest generic FPS then trade it in immediately. Who would want to be able to play great games from all the eras when I could just blow 60 bucks on a new game, play it real quick, then sell it off. That way i have nothing but the latest madden or some dumb crap at all times. *Rolls eyes*

Obviously anyone who enjoys games differently than you must be an idiot worthy of ridicule

Persona 3 Portable and Persona are on sale on PSN this week, presumably to promote the release of Persona 2 : Innocent Sin next week.


I passed on pre-ordering that when it was in my gold box. Thought 40 bucks was too much. Is the pre-order bonus soundtrack actually a pre-order bonus? Or just something that all the first batch or so will have packed in regardless of pre-order or not? If it is really just a pre-order bonus i guess i may have to get it

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#1026 doodofdoods

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:21 AM

And i'm starting to wonder if some people are trying to troll me. Not really sure why your being such an ass. Why would i need one? Because im a collector. I like to keep one sealed and one to open and play if need be. I also tend to like RPGs a lot, and Japan is the only place that makes 'traditional' RPG's anymore. This thread is for Japanese Niche games isn't it? Not sure what your doing bitching about people having a Japanese 'fetish' in a thread geared towards Japanese games o_O



if need be? :lol:

I don't understand the need to have back-up's of games you've never played. What need can you foresee of replaying this game if you aren't even sure you'll like it? And realistically is there even any time to replay all of your back-up copies down the road when so many new games get release every year, which you presumably buy back-up copies of as well? It's a question many Cag's have to ask themselves about their backlogs.

No offense meant, I just thought your posts were odd, and wasn't sure if you were actually serious with some of them. I'd like to see a picture of your collection. Have you posted any on here yet?
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#1027 Kenshindono

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:18 PM

if need be? :lol:

I don't understand the need to have back-up's of games you've never played. What need can you foresee of replaying this game if you aren't even sure you'll like it? And realistically is there even any time to replay all of your back-up copies down the road when so many new games get release every year, which you presumably buy back-up copies of as well? It's a question many Cag's have to ask themselves about their backlogs.

No offense meant, I just thought your posts were odd, and wasn't sure if you were actually serious with some of them. I'd like to see a picture of your collection. Have you posted any on here yet?



That was worded badly. if need be refers to a game i can get a really good deal on, or one thats part of a series i like, or just one that i think may be rare down the road. If i can, or if I feel like it, would have probably been a better choice of words. I will probably get to most of my games eventually but i have such a massive backlog, and i like replaying older classic games so much that it will take quite a long time. Im getting some custom shelves built to store my stuff, as its getting ridiculous right now. I'll probably finally take a catalog of what i have at that point. You speak of a backlog like its a bad thing.. to me thats not a backlog. Thats a collection. I just counted Just the Xbox 360 games alone that i have sitting in the bedroom on the console tower that i havent opened/played yet and there are 118. Thats Just 360 games, and not counting the ones i have in boxes downstairs, or packages i havent opened yet.

I'm not sure how you didn't mean offense when you called me either a troll or a hoarder with a Japanese fetish o_O But whatever. I'm just not sure why people need to talk trash to others with different tastes. I dont talk shit about people that trade their games in right after beating them. I enjoy collecting these things almost as much as i enjoy playing them, and like that i can go and play great games from different generations

My collection is scattered all about and not organized yet, but if youd like i could borrow a buddies camera and take some pics of the mess i have at the moment. I'm not joking or screwing around, I just seem to enjoy gaming in a different way than most people who seem content to play and trade their games away so they have nothing to hold onto.

You are right about one thing. I do have a bit of OCD about my game collection =P I dislike how messy and disorganized its gotten. Ive been in 'collect mode' for too long and need to start sorting and organizing a lot of the stuff

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:55 PM

Honestly he is a thread spammer. Have you ever seen a person post so much and say nothing. I swear to God every single thread I look in has several instances of this message: Remove user from ignore listKenshindono
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:50 PM

Persona 3 Portable and Persona are on sale on PSN this week, presumably to promote the release of Persona 2 : Innocent Sin next week.


Any chance of a sale on the UMD version? I'd like to pick up Persona 3 Portable.


[noob question]no flames pls!

re FriskyTanuki's 'PSP-PS & PS store weekly deals' threads: i have a psp & ps3 and want to buy *physical* UMD & disk versions when available from the PSN/PS store. can i do this? it reads like everything is *download* only, but if so i don't understand why there is a grouping 'UMD games'. does that just mean the game was originally launched on UMD?

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=238357

yes, i did read the threads' FAQ but still wasn't sure. can anyone pls clarify?
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#1030 Nitemare25

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:50 PM

For those interested, I just noticed gamestop.com has 1 used copy of Ar Tonelico Qoga:

http://www.gamestop....f-ar-ciel/89661


and a used copy of Trinity Universe in stock:

http://www.gamestop....-universe/77696

Sorry, no Neptunia guys.

Don't forget to use cag16 to bring the price down by 16%. Also, it looks like vship doesn't work anymore, so if anyone knows of a free shipping code, feel free to mention it. Otherwise, you'll have to swallow the $2.99 for value shipping. It's still a bargain for Ar Tonelico though, which seems to go for $60+ used at the cheapest on Amazon.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:57 PM

For those interested, I just noticed gamestop.com has 2 used copies of Ar Tonelico Qoga:

http://www.gamestop....f-ar-ciel/89661

and 2 used copies Trinity Universe in stock:

http://www.gamestop....-universe/77696

Sorry, no Neptunia guys.

Don't forget to use cag16 to bring the price down by 16%. Also, it looks like vship doesn't work anymore, so if anyone knows of a free shipping code, feel free to mention it. Otherwise, you'll have to swallow the $2.99 for value shipping. It's still a bargain for Ar Tonelico though, which seems to go for $60+ used at the cheapest on Amazon.



for those interested in Trinity Universe, you can get it from the online UK stores new for roughly the same price as it is used in the US. those places usually offer free shipping as well (even to the US)

#1032 Nitemare25

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:17 PM

for those interested in Trinity Universe, you can get it from the online UK stores new for roughly the same price as it is used in the US. those places usually offer free shipping as well (even to the US)


Ah, you're right. Not sure how I missed that. Anyway, it seems Trinity Universe can be had new for about $28.09 + free shipping here:

http://www.thehut.co...e/10086464.html

They also have Ar Tonelico new for about $ 56.41 + free shipping here:

http://www.thehut.co...a/10237086.html

Still no Neptunia...

#1033 NolbertoS

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

Thought neptunia would get reprinted? I still have my CE sealed but want to buy a regular copy to play.
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#1034 bojay1997

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

Honestly he is a thread spammer. Have you ever seen a person post so much and say nothing. I swear to God every single thread I look in has several instances of this message: Remove user from ignore listKenshindono
This message is hidden because Kenshindono is on your ignore list.


Agree. He constantly posts in every new thread lamenting whether he should buy something now or wait or whether something is going to be better than something else or how he just doesn't know what to do about something. Who the heck cares? We are all here looking for deals and if you aren't contributing by posting deals, confirming deals, telling people what stores have what in stock, etc...at least have the courtesy to just be a lurker and stop wasting everyone's time. I wish he would just go away, but sadly, he lacks the self-awareness to realize that he contributes nothing by posting constantly.

#1035 JazzFlight

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:26 PM

For those interested, I just noticed gamestop.com has 2 used copies of Ar Tonelico Qoga:

http://www.gamestop....f-ar-ciel/89661

and 2 used copies Trinity Universe in stock:

http://www.gamestop....-universe/77696

Sorry, no Neptunia guys.

Don't forget to use cag16 to bring the price down by 16%. Also, it looks like vship doesn't work anymore, so if anyone knows of a free shipping code, feel free to mention it. Otherwise, you'll have to swallow the $2.99 for value shipping. It's still a bargain for Ar Tonelico though, which seems to go for $60+ used at the cheapest on Amazon.

Hmm, it's tough, no guarantee of box or manual, though, right?

#1036 Nitemare25

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:38 PM

Hmm, it's tough, no guarantee of box or manual, though, right?


Right. I would be surprised if you got any of the extra stuff. The game case, maybe. I'll admit the UK sites are a more appealing deal. The difference between the prices is pretty small, compared to what I thought looking at the Amazon prices, so you really don't save much going used.

#1037 slowdive21

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:41 PM

Don't worry about them Kenshindono. You always get d-bags in the Japan/Anime threads.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:04 PM

Right. I would be surprised if you got any of the extra stuff. The game case, maybe. I'll admit the UK sites are a more appealing deal. The difference between the prices is pretty small, compared to what I thought looking at the Amazon prices, so you really don't save much going used.


ya gamestop online is pretty shitty, you never know what you are going to get

i've never had any problems ordering through thehut, zavvi, or game...and its new

i was surprised to see they had ar tonelico - i cant recall finding that for below msrp anywhere

#1039 JazzFlight

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

Great, I just ordered Ar Tonelico Qoga from Gamestop, saw that it was available in-store near me along with Hyperdimension Neptunia (both with case+manual) and tried to cancel within 10 minutes of ordering.

Gamestop.com gave me an error message, so I e-mail them to cancel the order. I stop by my local gamestop, buy the two games, come home and call the hotline to force a cancellation on the Ar Tonelico order.

The guy on the phone tells me that he can't cancel the order, it's already being shipped up. This is within an hour of ordering it online and being prevented from using the cancel button immediately after ordering. Fortunately, apparently I can return it in-store and they will refund shipping costs too. I guess I could always sell it for more than the $49 it came to after discounts (I mean, it is going for $65+ on eBay but that depends on whether it comes with a case and manual).

But seriously, I can't cancel the order within 1 hour of placing it?

#1040 Kenshindono

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

Does anyone know if Amazon is offering the limited edition of Fate/Extra? I just noticed on Aksys's site that they will be offering one, and checkd which i had pre-ordered on Amazon, and it doesn't say one way or another. I think it's just the regular edition, since its 29.99 msrp, but i dont even see an option for the limited over on Amazon. It would be strange if they havent listed it yet with a release date of 11/1. Where can you get the limited edition?

Agree. He constantly posts in every new thread lamenting whether he should buy something now or wait or whether something is going to be better than something else or how he just doesn't know what to do about something. Who the heck cares? We are all here looking for deals and if you aren't contributing by posting deals, confirming deals, telling people what stores have what in stock, etc...at least have the courtesy to just be a lurker and stop wasting everyone's time. I wish he would just go away, but sadly, he lacks the self-awareness to realize that he contributes nothing by posting constantly.


you do realize theres an ignore user option? In fact I didn't even read Purkeynator's post because i ignored him a while ago. Using it on your ass right now too, problem solved. Feel free to use it on me too so you can stop your bitching. Kinda funny you complain about me spamming but then you spam complaining about me complaining. And i just skimmed your posts and dont see you contributing a damn thing. I posted the PS2 memory card deal several days ago, wtf have you done lately?

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But seriously, I can't cancel the order within 1 hour of placing it?


Hey at least you can return it and get shipping back. I'm actually surprised they're being cool about that. Still, an hour after ordering is a bit nuts. I guess thats good though? Means they ship stuff out fast i suppose

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:34 PM

^id be interested to know when the Fate/Extra LE comes out and where as i pre-ordered it too and would rather get the LE if they have one.
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#1042 Kotomine

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:38 AM

Does anyone know if Amazon is offering the limited edition of Fate/Extra? I just noticed on Aksys's site that they will be offering one, and checkd which i had pre-ordered on Amazon, and it doesn't say one way or another. I think it's just the regular edition, since its 29.99 msrp, but i dont even see an option for the limited over on Amazon. It would be strange if they havent listed it yet with a release date of 11/1. Where can you get the limited edition?


^id be interested to know when the Fate/Extra LE comes out and where as i pre-ordered it too and would rather get the LE if they have one.


The Limited Edition will soon be available on both amazon.com (I believe) and gamestop.com and will be released on 11/1/11 at the MSRP of $39.99. More information about the Limited Edition of FATE/Extra can be found here.

Pre-ordering from Gamestop.com will also yield an additional Fate/Extra goodie (yet to be revealed).

On a more personal note, I am very much looking forward to Fate/Extra and will pre-order the Limited Edition as soon as the listing is up.

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#1043 Kenshindono

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:40 AM

ya that last link that Kotomine put up is the one i was talking about. Not too much info on it though, which is strange since it comes out in a little over a month. No idea what it actually includes that makes it LE or what the gamestop exclusive is. Im hoping we get some info soon. I think i'll cancel my pre order for the regular edition, i didn't know there would be a LE version. I just hope its more than just a soundtrack or something

It looks like it IS available for pre-order on Amazon now. It wasn't when i made my last post. No real info on it though

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:44 AM

Most of the time, preorders are accepted all the way through their release dates. I'll order it when it comes out in November :)
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:22 PM

Limited edition for Fate/Extra is up:

http://www.amazon.co...d=1XZA9XAC60OUI

http://www.gamestop....d-edition/93229

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:30 PM

I figured I'd throw this out there:
I ordered the Ar Tonelico: Qoga from Gamestop.com and it came today.
It has its original game case and manual, and the disc is in perfect condition (obviously it doesn't have the other stuff like artbook and such).

I was going to return it to Gamestop since now I have two copies of this game, but I figured I'd see if a fellow CAG wanted a copy first? I know the ones on eBay (the US version at least, not the PAL) are going for around $65 or so, so would anyone like a copy for a little less than that or should I just return it?

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:04 PM

Not a deal but NISA announced today:

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#1048 Kenshindono

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:35 PM

I figured I'd throw this out there:
I ordered the Ar Tonelico: Qoga from Gamestop.com and it came today.
It has its original game case and manual, and the disc is in perfect condition (obviously it doesn't have the other stuff like artbook and such).

I was going to return it to Gamestop since now I have two copies of this game, but I figured I'd see if a fellow CAG wanted a copy first? I know the ones on eBay (the US version at least, not the PAL) are going for around $65 or so, so would anyone like a copy for a little less than that or should I just return it?


Did you get it new or used? I dont see it even avalible for new on their website. If you got it used, just return the disc itself and keep all the swag. Screw gamestop, thats their shitty policy, so milk it for all its worth. Those a-holes tried to sell me their last Shiren the wanderer for the wii at full price when it was New but they didn't have a box or manual o_O

Limited edition for Fate/Extra is up:

http://www.amazon.co...d=1XZA9XAC60OUI

http://www.gamestop....d-edition/93229


hmm this was mentioned earlier, but looks like the gamestop page finally has a little blurb on what the extra is. Looks like its some kinda little booklet? Not much info given. Is this REALLY just a gamestop exclusive? Id rather order from amazon or anywhere else.

Actually it looks like its Online only, so i have to pay both tax AND shipping. What the hell?? Is it letting anyone else get it for pre-ordering in store? That seems like a huge hassle for an extra we have no real info about

#1049 JazzFlight

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:53 PM

Did you get it new or used? I dont see it even avalible for new on their website. If you got it used, just return the disc itself and keep all the swag. Screw gamestop, thats their shitty policy, so milk it for all its worth. Those a-holes tried to sell me their last Shiren the wanderer for the wii at full price when it was New but they didn't have a box or manual o_O

Got it used from the last page of this thread when it was up for sale on the website for a few hours.

I'll probably just head out to one of my local Gamestops to do a return (Last call for a sale here, anyone?).
I don't think I could bring myself to strip the game of the case and manual, that's a pretty lame thing to do to the next guy who wants to buy it.

EDIT:
Haha, I just got back from returning the used copy of Ar Tonelico: Qoga, and I find out this Gamestop has a NEW copy of the game with all the bonus stuff for $60! I'm sure I could eBay that for some profit, but it might be too much trouble. I'm a bit hesitant about buying giant collector's editions nowadays anyway because I'm running out of room to store all this shit.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

Record of Agarest War Zero LE is slooooowly dropping (in the past week or so) in price @Amazon. Currently at $55.52 at time of post ;)

http://www.amazon.co...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER