Best Buy Deal of the Day (2012)
Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:02 PM
I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:05 PM
Same here. Like I said a few posts ago, it's way more fun than the BF3 campaign. But I would rate it below Bad Company 1, just because that game had such a lighthearted atmosphere, a ton of humor and banter, etc. Bad Company 2 has some of that (it's the same characters and voice actors), but the story is more of a serious, Call of Duty-esque "save the world from terrorists" plot. There's less room for the unique personality that BFBC1 had.
How's the campaign in this?
I'm probably one of the few people who play the campaign in shooters and barely touch the mp.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:05 PM
Astounded that best buy of all places is blowing me away with a deal.
Bought this when it came out for full retail and it was worth every penny. I imagine if I had never played it before it would be the best gaming purchase for an FPS fan like myself. It's still going to be worth it to take it online. I agree with some of the other posters, I had more fun playing this online than any COD or even BF3.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:45 PM
That's true that companies don't charge actual cost for shipping... but if one the size of Best Buy is having a sale, I don't expect shipping to nearly equal the cost of the game. Bottom line. It's borderline bait and switch for online customers. It's easier to ignore when the item in question is $20 or $30, but when shipping almost doubles the total cost then that's a no no in my book.
GoHastings has a plain retarded shipping policy/logistics, but they're charging actual prices. Buy.com offers free shipping for games sold by them and not one of their sellers. Wal-Mart has 99 cent or free shipping... Newegg generally has free shipping if the game is sold by them and not a partner.
I think anyone with a brain knows that it isn't "free"... but they aren't making 75% on it, either. I know other companies besides Best Buy do it, too... Amazon is terrible about it if you don't order $25 worth of stuff... but that doesn't mean I can't complain about it.
I view shipping as a service that should be provided at or under cost, much like a to go order from a restaurant. You wouldn't be thrilled with a place that put a $2 service charge on a to go order to cover the cost of clam shell containers and plastic spoons and cups.
bait and switch? really?
Just got my shipping notice. Early stocking stuffers!
Edited by confoosious, 25 May 2012 - 04:04 PM.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:53 PM
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:48 PM
i do not know if this has been answered before, but can you just go into the store and get this for 4.99 or do you have to do the in store pick up to have the price honored?
I've read people having problems with their Used Games prices not matching up with their website so I'd recommend doing in store pick up. Of course you can always price match their website while at their B&M locations if you want to avoid paying for it in advance.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:13 PM
I'm mostly a PC gamer when it comes to FPS's, but I own Bad Company 2 for PS3 since I used to play it with buddies and it was just as fun.
What's better is you don't need an "online pass" with this, the game came with a VIP Code which allowed you to unlock extra maps but that's it.
Just a few moments ago I pulled the trigger on Half.com and bought the Ultimate edition for PS3 since I kinda wanted to try out Onslaught mode.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:33 PM
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:53 PM
Bad Company 2, IMO, was a much better all around package than Battlefield 3. It was one of the first games since the original SOCOM on PS1 that I really felt addicted to the MP. Battlefield 3 on the other hand was the first game I have traded in in over a year. Again im just one person, but just reinforcing the idea that at $5 this is a STEAL!
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:02 PM
Damn. My store only had 360 copies.
Did you check in the sub-$20/greatest hits area? I only saw one copy for PS3 on the shelf until I went around to the other side and found about half a dozen copies. Almost two dozen left for x360 though.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:36 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:39 PM
Thanks OP. Got one for store pickup. How long do you guys think the servers will be up for this game?
I don't see them going down anytime soon.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:03 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:03 PM
Wait, no 360 version online and it's for the gimped/junk edition, not the ultimate?
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:06 PM
I'm 100% shocked that books still exist in today's day and age. I thought they'd be out by now. They make up like 1% of today's entertainment and unless you're 60 or older, stray away from books and start emersing yourself with real entertainment.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:16 PM
Also picked up Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition for PC (steelbook case). It was on clearance at 60% off $29.00, ends up being $12 +tax.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:18 PM
1752mb update? Since when? When I played this game originally there was a decent sized update to it, but that one makes the one I downloaded seem like nothing by comparison.
Good deal! Me and a buddy got in on this deal but Ouch at the 1752 mb update. I want to play it now, not in 2 hours....
Too bad I already cracked open my copy I got from the last B2G1 at BB or I'd try going in store to swap it out for something. I hate these huge updates.
As someone who didn't buy the game new either time and has no desire to play the mp AT ALL, the 1700+ mb download would be a huge waste of time for me.
Majority of the patch contains new maps and new content for the VIP pass.
$10 isn't really a bad deal for all that content, which will get you tons of hours more out of the game you are buying for $5.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:20 PM
plenty of 360 copies earlier... even though it was the "junk version"
Is vanilla better? I never buy a gimped version, best edition or bust.