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#871 shieryda

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 01:38 PM

It's not. Neither is the baseball talk that occasionally shows up.

It is Chicago related and topical (well, it was four days ago.) If I posted it in the Off-Topic forum, no one would have known what the hell I was talking about.

My apologies if I've ruined your day.


No offense, but this thread already has enough OT posts. Everytime I see it bumped, I get all excited about a Chicago game deal. Then I read the thread, and it's only about baseball or other Chicago sports. Oh well. I guess it's asking too much for the one Chicago regional thread to remain solely about games and deals...

#872 ryosnk

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:02 AM

Their is a bunch of premium xbox 360 packages at the brickyard Target.

#873 CAG 79

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:17 AM

Their is a bunch of premium xbox 360 packages at the brickyard Target.

Good to know since I live about 3 minutes from there. I'm going to be buying a 360 pretty soon.

#874 ryosnk

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:06 PM

Good to know since I live about 3 minutes from there. I'm going to be buying a 360 pretty soon.



Also the Niles best buy has a sign stating xbox 360 systems in stock.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:14 PM

BB at North Riverside (on Cicero near Berwyn) has 360's in stock, too.

Has anyone found the $19.99 Stubbs the Zombie anywhere???

#876 ryosnk

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:22 PM

BB at North Riverside (on Cicero near Berwyn) has 360's in stock, too.

Has anyone found the $19.99 Stubbs the Zombie anywhere???


No Stubbs the Zombie in the Niles and Harlem/Irving best buy.

#877 dabears1

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 03:39 AM

any game rushes in the city? i look on the site but i cant find anything

#878 shieryda

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 01:52 PM

There was 1 copy of Stubbs the Zombie left at the 2650 N. Clark store...

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 08:13 PM

Wal-Mart on Touy had the Multi-player adaptors and the Network adaptors for $8.00 each. Hostel was still $14.99 unlike the other stores.

#880 mackaikai

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:29 AM

grrrrrrrrr we really need a gamerush ;(
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#881 shieryda

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:44 PM

grrrrrrrrr we really need a gamerush ;(


No doubt. I feel priviledged that I work near Fry's, though. It comes in pretty handy sometimes.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 03:55 PM

Lots of pennied guides at Game Crazy on Milwaukee and Pulaski.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:33 PM

going back to chicago for the summer next week-- save me some deals dammit!

Anybody hitting up the fighting game tournament at Nickel city in Deerfield? I'm considering entering GGSlash or the DoA4 tournaments just for fun. Haven't played 4 in months though.

#884 ryosnk

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 01:48 PM

Hello to everyone.

Anyone here go to E3? If so, how was it and got any pics?

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:59 AM

any one looking for .01 guides? i saw a few in eb thats on 7064 MANNHEIM RD ROSEMONT IL, 60018, right after the airport. i also scored 3x jade empire guides. any one looking for a copy pm me.

#886 ryosnk

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:53 PM

Finally got a 360 system for my birthday (thanks to my wife). Well I got GRAW for it and was wondering if anyone in here would like to play some online matches and if not what about some uno :).

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:59 PM

Finally got a 360 system for my birthday (thanks to my wife). Well I got GRAW for it and was wondering if anyone in here would like to play some online matches and if not what about some uno :).

Congrats, man! It took me quite a while to pick up (that is, find) a 360 myself, so I'm happy to hear someone else has joined our happy ranks. :D I'll look into Uno, but I was hoping to not have to buy any more points until Street Fighter II's released onto Live Arcade (or its price in Microsoft Points is officially announced). If the Uno demo's an awesome one, though... who knows?

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:08 PM

Until Saturday May 27,$99.99 slim ps2 at the new Meijer at Rt.59 and 135th Street in Plainfield, Illinois, no rebates.
They also had 7" portable dvd players for $49 after 20 dollar rebate. This sale is only at the brand new Meijer that recently opened in Plainfield, Illinois on RT.59.

#889 Giygas

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:36 AM

Any CAGs here go to Northwestern?

#890 EdS25

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 07:27 PM

ryosnk : (and anyone else going to "Play" tonight) - PM me if you wanna try and meet up before/after the show.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:28 AM

ryosnk : (and anyone else going to "Play" tonight) - PM me if you wanna try and meet up before/after the show.

Ed


I went, met up with a couple for friends from vgmusic. :)

Had a blast. My highlight of the night was definately the Koji Kondo solo and Akira Yamaoka's complete badassery. He was just oozing energy on that stage, and just totally rocking out. Threw up the horns and everything! So fucking metal. Everything else was also just spectacular. Other favorites of mine were the Chrono Trigger/Cross medley (from Time's Scar straight to Frog's theme? Oh man), and the World of Warcraft selections, because I'm a goddamn nerd like that.

I managed to pick up the More Friends CD, and I've been listening to it since I got home.

All in all, it was an excellent performance. I got to meet a few people from a couple of other forums I visit (lol, internet), just wished I would have sprung for the VIP tickets, but money was tight as it was.

A little disappointed with the casual dress and the random nonsense being yelled out here and there (CHRONO TRIGGER IS THE BEST GAME EVER WOO), but that might just be me, having been to several symphony orchestra performances in the area, I figured it might be a somewhat formal occaision. I will say that once I arrived, I felt a tad overdressed (was wearing a black dress/ Princess Peach pin).

Now I'll be a complete hypocrite and mention that I did bring my DS--was nicely surprised to see that PictoChat was pretty active. I think that's the only oppurtunity I've had to use that. Fun times.

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#892 EdS25

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:01 PM

Zingela - glad you had a good time, I agree 100% with everything you said. It was also a little surreal to get up and walk around, and almost be bumping into Jeremy Soule, Marty O'Donnell, etc. (they were both sitting right near me).

After tickets and a program I just couldn't drop the 30 bones on the More Friends CD. I was also surprised to see it hadn't sold out. I blame the websites - I think if they had put the actual program on there, it would have sold out instantly.

Now the big question is . .. is the Video Games Live concert in August worth going to after seeing this? (seems to be a lot more games but I doubt it will be like Play where Uematsu, Kondo, etc. actually show up)

Oh one more thing - the encore of One Winged Angel seemed like a missed opportunity? It's awesome but the exact same? I was expecting/hoping Uematsu would come out and jam electric lead on it a la Advent Children. Oh welll . . .

#893 Zingela

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:12 PM

After tickets and a program I just couldn't drop the 30 bones on the More Friends CD. I was also surprised to see it hadn't sold out.

By the intermission, I couldn't find a stand that actually had *any* CDs for sale still. There were More Friends posters availavble though, hah.

Now the big question is . .. is the Video Games Live concert in August worth going to after seeing this? (seems to be a lot more games but I doubt it will be like Play where Uematsu, Kondo, etc. actually show up)

VGL is going to be more relaxed, and seems more like a rock concert/laser show atmosphere. There may be some names in attendance, but nowhere near the extent it was at PLAY!. Keep in mind the show we attended was the premiere, and a lot of those little surprises last night (Koji Kondo piano solo of the NSMB song!) simply will not ber heard on the other stops, as it seems some of the composers might not be attending the other shows.

Program set list for those that are interested:
Play! A Video Game Symphony - Fanfare (Nobuo Uematsu)
Final Fantasy VIII - Liberi Fatali (Nobuo Uematsu)
-Surprise New Super Mario Bros live piano solo by Koji Kondo!-
Super Mario Bros. - Suite (Koji Kondo)
Shenmue and Shenmue II - Sedge Tree (Takenobu Mitsuyoshi)
Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 - Suite (Joel Eriksson, David Tallroth, Fredrik Englund, Jonas Ostholm, Bence Pajor)
The solo percussionist was simply amazing here. Holy crap can that guy play.
Final Fantasy VII - Aerith's Theme (Nobuo Uematsu)
Sonic the Hedgehog - Suite (Masato Nakamura, suite arranged by Yuzo Koshiro)
Metal Gear Solid - Main Theme (Tappy Iwase, Kazuki Muraoka)
Kingdom Hearts - Suite (Yoko Shinomura, Hikaru Utada)

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Suite (Jeremy Soule)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Suite (not listed on the program. Also, cards were passed out in the lobby for a free download of the entire Oblivion soundtrack)
Chrono Trigger and Chrono Chross - Suite (Yasunori
Mitsuda)
World of Warcraft - Suite (Jason Hayes)
Silent Hill 2 - Theme of Laura (Akira Yamaoka) Akira Yamaoka went on stage himself and played the lead electric guitar, and he positively was full of energy. I mean, he really rocked out on that song--threw up the horns and milking the crowd and everything! It was quite the sight (and sound)!
Halo - Suite (Martin O'Donnell, Micheal Salvatori)
Unannounced song from Blue Dragon, the upcoming Xbox 360 RPG
The Legend of Zelda - Suite (Koji Kondo)
Final Fantasy VIII - One Winged Angel (Nobuo Uematsu)

Also Angela Aki came on stage and performed "Eyes on Me" from Final Fantasy VIII and "Kiss Me Goodbye" from Final Fantasy XII. This was sometime in the second half of the show, but I can't seem to remember the exact placement. She had an asounding voice.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:01 PM

I am new to this site, so hello to everyone! Is there anyone in or around the Woodstock/Crystal Lake/McHenry area with some CAG deals?????

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 11:04 PM

Scored a DS Lite at the Palatine Target. They had eight left at about 5:30 p.m.

Pictures in the other thread.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:12 AM

You did? I'm going there now! I live behind that Target.... Why didn't I check earlier? So stupid... I went to check the Wal-Mart across the street with no luck. Oh man... thanks Darkside Hazuki. I will report back in 30 minutes.

#897 DePaulBlueDemon

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 01:40 AM

No, no luck. I know I'm really late but I thought I should give it a try.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 02:10 AM

Any CAGs here go to Northwestern?

Ah, sorry I missed your message, Giygas. Yup, NU undergrad... er, grad, here. So not really on campus anymore. At least there's the Evanston EB within easy walking distance now... :)

#899 DePaulBlueDemon

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 03:51 PM

Current DePaul student here.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 05:05 PM

I'm gonna be in Chicago at the end of the month, are there any import or independent game stores worth checking out?