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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360/PS3) $44.99 at Newegg (TRU match)


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#61 Battler

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:37 PM

Thanks OP. Cancelled my ToysRus preorder saving me ~$3.50 in tax.


Same here. Thanks guys!

#62 saosin42

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:10 PM

I sent an email to Amazon. I want the preorder sheeit.

#63 Kylearan

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

I sent an email to Amazon. I want the preorder sheeit.


The pre-order crap is what's got me waffling between Amazon and Gamestop vs. TRU (or Newegg).

Turns out the 'Fate Weapons' only make Reckoning Mode last longer. They do not scale with or to your character at all.

I'd anticipate the armor does not scale, either - they're just meant to give you a quicker start in the game.

So, on all those points, certainly there are better items later in the game.

As for the Compass of Fate, it merely increases your Persuasion Skill (Gamestop), while the Dowsing Rod (Amazon) just helps with finding herbal materials.

Worth a $15 premium? I personally don't think so, but I've got $50 credit at Amazon. Would I rather spend $45+tax, $10 and get some goodies (but use up the credit), or wait a couple weeks for the price to dip to $39.99 (but no goodies)? Probably the latter, though it's tough saying no.

#64 BNoyes

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:02 PM

Same here. Thanks guys!


Newegg shipping is also significantly faster than TRU, in my experience. Another reason to make the switch.

#65 Kylearan

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

After reading an interview with R.A. Salvator, I caved. You win, Newegg.

Now I'll just have to finish before ME3 comes out.

#66 SteveDaWonder

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

Well I give up on Amazon. NewEgg wins.
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#67 ElektroDragon

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

Don't give up on Amazon. You get the goodies PLUS an actual guarantee of delivery. NewEgg frequently oversells its preorders and then can't deliver. With the amount they are pushing with these prices, they will not have the inventory, and a lot of you will get shafted. Happened to me with Fable 3 preorder. They could not fulfill even a week after delivery, and it was another one of those discount preorder deals. Caveat emptor!!

#68 BNoyes

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

I think it's safe to give up on Amazon unless they pull through over the weekend with an offer of credit. Otherwise, I am willing to take the very slight chance that newegg will oversell it's pre-orders seeing as it will save me over $20 when you factor in the tax. The Amazon bonuses are nice, but aren't worth spending any extra money, let alone $20.

#69 tecwrtr

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:47 PM

I haven't given up on Amazon yet. Remember Battlefield 3? They added a $20 pre-order credit the weekend before! Let's keep submitting the price differences to them, and keep our fingers crossed. :-)

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:08 PM

I just canceled my amazon pre order. The price difference had a lot to do with it, but I'm not going to support offline passes and that was the straw that broke this camels back.
I wanted to play this game, but there are other games to play. EA isn't getting my money.

#71 Midnighthawk

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:42 PM

I'm still torn. Buy from Newegg for $45 + tax and 3 day shipping or buy from Amazon for $59.95 - $10 gift card = $49.95 with preorder exclusives and release day delivery?

#72 blitztwn36

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

I'm still torn. Buy from Newegg for $45 + tax and 3 day shipping or buy from Amazon for $59.95 - $10 gift card = $49.95 with preorder exclusives and release day delivery?


Do you have other games to play, or are you in dire need of a new game? I'm a CAG with a backlog. I'm pretty excited for Reckoning and got it from Newegg (mainly because I paired the $44.99 preorder with my Google Offers $40 for $20), but if I didn't have that, I'd still go with Newegg. Lowest price wins - I don't pay attention to DLC crap, and usually try and sell it - but that's largely hit or miss on success.

The DLC exclusives 9 times out of 10 do nothing to the core game. Although I'm a purist at heart too - if it doesn't come shipped on the disk, I normally say screw it, and never play it (Mass Effect 2 was the only game I ever bought/played the DLC in ANY form).

#73 wynams

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

I just canceled my amazon pre order. The price difference had a lot to do with it, but I'm not going to support offline passes and that was the straw that broke this camels back.
I wanted to play this game, but there are other games to play. EA isn't getting my money.


Your used game buying brothers appreciate the solidarity in not letting publishers withold content from us. Want this game bad, but will buy from Gamefly used .... just like every other bullcrap EA game.

#74 Donut2922

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

Does anybody remember how long the newegg google offer gift card lasts for? I thought I would have found a deal to use it on by now but I havent found anything worth buying with it thus far.

#75 Midnighthawk

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

Do you have other games to play, or are you in dire need of a new game? I'm a CAG with a backlog. I'm pretty excited for Reckoning and got it from Newegg (mainly because I paired the $44.99 preorder with my Google Offers $40 for $20), but if I didn't have that, I'd still go with Newegg. Lowest price wins - I don't pay attention to DLC crap, and usually try and sell it - but that's largely hit or miss on success.

The DLC exclusives 9 times out of 10 do nothing to the core game. Although I'm a purist at heart too - if it doesn't come shipped on the disk, I normally say screw it, and never play it (Mass Effect 2 was the only game I ever bought/played the DLC in ANY form).

I've got RDR to trudge through, but I'm getting tired of playing shooters for the past 3 months. I haven't had a good RPG since Dragon Age Origins and Reckoning's demo has got me all hyped. I could save the $10 Amazon gift card for a different game, but there's none that I want coming out any time soon. I don't know how reliable Newegg shipping is since I haven't bought anything from them and I'd still be paying tax since I live in California.

#76 Hextech Raven

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:12 AM

I've got RDR to trudge through, but I'm getting tired of playing shooters for the past 3 months. I haven't had a good RPG since Dragon Age Origins and Reckoning's demo has got me all hyped. I could save the $10 Amazon gift card for a different game, but there's none that I want coming out any time soon. I don't know how reliable Newegg shipping is since I haven't bought anything from them and I'd still be paying tax since I live in California.


From my experience, their 3-day shipping is reliable; I've pre-ordered quite a bit lately from Newegg because of their $12-15 off promos, and they've all arrived 3-days after the release date (Wednesday or Thursday and I live up north in Washington state).

Right now I've got a pre-order locked in for Newegg, but I still have my fingers crossed for a Amazon promo. KoA:R is one of the games I've most looked forward to since E3 last year and I want to play the game as soon as possible, but I need to try and save some money so I can get a couple more games I'm also really looking forward to :<

#77 Brother Daz

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

I dont know if it would sway amazon at all but if all of us that have Amazon pre-orders cancelled them today, I'm sure Amazon would take notice at a mass cancellation like that. maybe its wishfull thinking but I'm going to cancel mine right now and hope they match this price, if not I will just pre-order it again from them of Friday or Saturday. If just 100 of us cancel, thats $6000 in pre-orders they would lose. Cant hurt to try

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#78 FellOpenIan

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:23 AM

EA isn't getting my money.


If you purchase the Steam version then 38 Studios gets your money instead of EA.
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#79 kraftwerks

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:46 AM

my compu-tater isn't exactly up to spec. I've always been a console gamer.

#80 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:13 AM

I dont know if it would sway amazon at all but if all of us that have Amazon pre-orders cancelled them today, I'm sure Amazon would take notice at a mass cancellation like that. maybe its wishfull thinking but I'm going to cancel mine right now and hope they match this price, if not I will just pre-order it again from them of Friday or Saturday. If just 100 of us cancel, thats $6000 in pre-orders they would lose. Cant hurt to try


I'm with this guy.

#81 naverous

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:30 AM

Google Offers code expires Feb. 26th, 2012.
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#82 WilliamG

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:33 AM

I tried out the demo of Kingdoms of Amalur today on the 360. While the first 20 minutes didn't impress me too much, the more I played it the more I found myself enjoying it. It feels like a cross between World of Warcraft, Diablo, and God of War. That's a pretty excellent combination if you ask me..
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#83 DaShaka

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:26 AM

Yeah I enjoyed the demo a lot too, kind of like a solo MMO with excellent combat mechanics. I'm in at $40 or below.

#84 Midnighthawk

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:24 AM

Ah what the hell. I cancelled my Amazon preorder and went with Newegg just to send them a message.

#85 Killbomb

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:52 AM

I don't know how reliable Newegg shipping is since I haven't bought anything from them and I'd still be paying tax since I live in California.


Well, I can tell you that my pre-order for Soulcalibur V from NewEgg has yet to ship out. When I ordered Skyrim from them though, it shipped the day before release and I got it on release day. I'd personally go with Amazon for a few dollars difference once the credit is considered. They've been reliable every time in my experience.
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#86 dta316

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:57 AM

Cancelled my Amazon order and went with Newegg. Can wait an extra few days to save $15.

#87 DaShaka

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:43 AM

I really wish I didn't pay tax with Newegg (California). They always have the best deals. :(

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

Was on the fence, but preordered one for Xbox, was hoping Amazon would either match this deal or at least offer a $20 promo credit. Oh well, Newegg has my business this time.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:43 PM

Cancelled my preorder with Amazon as well after having several discussions with their customer service people.

They don't seem to care and would only keep mentioning their lowest price guarantee.

So for me I went with TRU because I had a gift card there. The $15 difference is worth the wait since this game is massive anyways.

WTH Amazon?? You used to be the best, THE BEST...and now just a shell of your former self. Tsk tsk.

More people should cancel their orders and send more of a message!

#90 ThingontheFloor

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

I'm in for Newegg, great deal. And if their 3 day UPS shipping holds up, it should hopefully by here by Friday. :applause:
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