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#1441 Mugatu

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

Bethesda is just the publisher... Which, might mean you should be more worried. Because I cannot think of a single game that Bethesda just published that didn't have serious issues. The most high profile of recent is Rage, which seemed very much to be a love or hate affair. Less recently, Brink and Hunted: the Demon's Forge.

So... Yeah. Not a real history of quality there.


The game looks great but you are sadly right about Bethesda when it comes to games not called Fallout or Elder Scrolls.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

That's a pretty tall order. Skyrim is considered by many to be a GOTY for 2011. Not sure if Borderlands 2 can top that realistically speaking.


Well I HATED Skyrim and loved the first Borderlands. Skyrim I played for a 5-6 hours and just got bored. All the missions felt the same, retrieve this, retrieve that. Bethsheba then released overpriced DLC that 2 systems might not even get.
Borderlands was co-op throughout, didn't have to worry about item weight, was humorous, had elemental guns, and last but not least, reasonably priced DLC and all systems got it at the same time.

#1443 YBX87

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

Bethesda is just the publisher... Which, might mean you should be more worried. Because I cannot think of a single game that Bethesda just published that didn't have serious issues. The most high profile of recent is Rage, which seemed very much to be a love or hate affair. Less recently, Brink and Hunted: the Demon's Forge.

So... Yeah. Not a real history of quality there.


if that is true, it is either going to end up on bestbuy as the deal of the day for $5 eventually, or $5 with the gamers unlocked club coupons

#1444 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

The game looks great but you are sadly right about Bethesda when it comes to games not called Fallout or Elder Scrolls.


Yup, I got Brink day 1 goes it looked great and all that... and it was a complete and utter disaster.

Now, I'm not claiming that Dishonored is going to suck. In fact I do currently have it preordered and I hope its awesome as it looks... but, well, I doubt I keep my preorder... Just too many other games of none quality that I know will serve me well this fall/winter.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:22 PM

AC3. Why? Known, established IP. The developers are highly regarded. An interesting setting that isn't overused in the video game world. Multiplayer.

I'm also a big fan of the AC series after playing 2, Bro, Rev this past June, so I may be a bit partial. Dishonored does look good, but its the one game that has been on and off my list over the past few weeks. Its the one fringe title of this deal for me.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

Did Brink get the same type of hype before release like dishonored? I know rage was really hyped up but that's mainly because the same developers that invented the FPS genre made the game. I just think that the teleportation in dishonored is so unique and think it can be 9/10 rated game. Ahh, decisions... If you could pre order one game between AssCreed3 and Dishonored, which would you guys choose?

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To give you a better answer, I think you'd be happier getting them both. I realize that it means an initial $120 to do so, but you know that the price of AC3 is going to drop inside the price match window (especially since we're talking pre-Christmas pricing). If Dishonored ends up being so-so, you're still likely to be able to trade it in for Best Buy for around $40 shortly after release.

When it's all said and done, at worst that $120 should give you around $80 in BB credit and AC3 for the cheapest price within the PM window.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

Did Brink get the same type of hype before release like dishonored? I know rage was really hyped up but that's mainly because the same developers that invented the FPS genre made the game. I just think that the teleportation in dishonored is so unique and think it can be 9/10 rated game. Ahh, decisions... If you could pre order one game between AssCreed3 and Dishonored, which would you guys choose?


Dishonored. Assassin's Creed's price will drop and drop quickly like it always does. :)

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:49 PM

Three words: Whale. Oil. Lamp.

To give you a better answer, I think you'd be happier getting them both. I realize that it means an initial $120 to do so, but you know that the price of AC3 is going to drop inside the price match window (especially since we're talking pre-Christmas pricing). If Dishonored ends up being so-so, you're still likely to be able to trade it in for Best Buy for around $40 shortly after release.

When it's all said and done, at worst that $120 should give you around $80 in BB credit and AC3 for the cheapest price within the PM window.


i agree, with the $20 rewardzone certif, it is still a good deal if the games turns out to be poor

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

Well I HATED Skyrim and loved the first Borderlands. Skyrim I played for a 5-6 hours and just got bored. All the missions felt the same, retrieve this, retrieve that. Bethsheba then released overpriced DLC that 2 systems might not even get.
Borderlands was co-op throughout, didn't have to worry about item weight, was humorous, had elemental guns, and last but not least, reasonably priced DLC and all systems got it at the same time.


Couldn't agree more. Skyrim was like a carrot on a stick with no carrot. Never any reward or sense of progression. Combat was poorly conceived, and really it was an utter snoozefest.

Borderlands 2 has me excited, as I enjoyed playing the first one co-op very much.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

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#1451 jay_remedy

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:32 PM

Probably a really stupid question, but I can still pre-order Borderlands 2 and qualify for this, right?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

Probably a really stupid question, but I can still pre-order Borderlands 2 and qualify for this, right?


You can pre-order all the way up till midnight on the 17th.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

You can pre-order all the way up till midnight on the 17th.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

Lol yeah I think BB has the best pre order bonus for Dishonored out of all the other upcoming games. Since you mentioned that it'll most likely trade in for $40, I might as well just pre order both. Can you still get a price match on a game even if you traded it in already?


I wouldn't say it'll get close to $40. The only games that really do are hot sellers (Madden/NCAA thus far), but you should definitely get $30 or so (Lollipop Chainsaw/Amazing Spider-Man).

And I don't know. I traded in NCAA shortly after release because I didn't like the Heisman mode and would rather have the Connected Careers in Madden. I'm a Silver member, so I'm still PM eligible, but I wouldn't do it in fears of getting banned/flagged for it.

#1455 roger watersmelon

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:22 PM

Lol yeah I think BB has the best pre order bonus for Dishonored out of all the other upcoming games. Since you mentioned that it'll most likely trade in for $40, I might as well just pre order both. Can you still get a price match on a game even if you traded it in already?

If you're trading it back to Best Buy, it should be because the game isn't what you wanted; not because you're trying to make as much money as possible as a reward for buying the game.

If you're going to want to get rid of it and price match to make it cheaper, then trade/sell the game somewhere else. Or, you know, just wait until the game is out and reviewed and then buy it when the price hits a range you're willing to pay.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

Traded in MLB the Show, God of War 3, and Resistance 3 for 44.10. Used $10 savings code so only 5.89 out of pocket for Borderlands 2. Let's hope they fix Madden $20 gc by Borderlands 2 release date.

#1457 SpartenOmega117

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:33 PM

Does this offer work for the pc version of borderlands 2?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:42 PM

Not sure if I should cancel my AC3 preorder since its gonna drop like it always does. Already have Borderlands 2, Halo4 and BO2 preordered

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

You don't think they'd actually flag you for trading a game in and then pming the sale price? Dumped madden on Monday.

#1460 joeyshadows

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:21 PM

No I didn't think that they would ban me since I bought the game for full price at release. Why would they care what I did with the game after I bought it for full price from them?


Sorry man, wasn't directing it at you. Just trying to watch what I do, because I'm probably going to start working in the gaming dept soon.

#1461 jkimrey

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

BB doesn't charge for preorders until you pick up in store or the game is shipped, correct?

#1462 DemonsMaster

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:10 AM

BB doesn't charge for preorders until you pick up in store or the game is shipped, correct?


If you pre-order online (at least for in-store pickup) you pay the full price as soon as you order it. If you pre-order in store it's $5 deposit.

For shipping I am not 100% positive but I do believe you pay right away as well, I'm sure if I'm wrong another cag will correct me :D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:58 AM

Maybe someone clear this up
I went on a pre order spree today and ordered most of the games coming out this fall. I was going to pre order Assassisn creed 3 but they no longer had the pre order case. Fortunately the gaming rep called another best buy 10 miles away that had one more left. I drove over there and pre ordered the game from there. I asked if I could pre order from that store but pick up the game at my local bestbuy when the game releases. He told me that the pre order recipes should work at any best buy if they have extra copies. Is this true? Will I still get the $20?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:06 AM

I wouldn't say it'll get close to $40. The only games that really do are hot sellers (Madden/NCAA thus far), but you should definitely get $30 or so (Lollipop Chainsaw/Amazing Spider-Man).

And I don't know. I traded in NCAA shortly after release because I didn't like the Heisman mode and would rather have the Connected Careers in Madden. I'm a Silver member, so I'm still PM eligible, but I wouldn't do it in fears of getting banned/flagged for it.


What I've noticed is that games with heavy multiplayer components get the higher initial TIV. Also, why would you not pm the game? Have they banned anyone for doing what you've described? How does BBY even know the copy you traded in was from them?

Also any ETA on the Madden 1000 points?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

Is anybody going to the midnight launch event? I assume you have to show up at midnight to get the poster.

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#1466 joeyshadows

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:33 AM

Is anybody going to the midnight launch event? I assume you have to show up at midnight to get the poster.


There's a poster? I wish my best buy still did midnight launches.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

Ok so I know the talk of people not getting any mention of the points or preorder credit crap has died down but.... I bought a 3ds with 3 games last Tuesday and there is no mention of points pending or the purchase at all on my account. Wtf gives? I know my account was linked to the purchase. Maybe the system is just extremely slow or something?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Ok so I know the talk of people not getting any mention of the points or preorder credit crap has died down but.... I bought a 3ds with 3 games last Tuesday and there is no mention of points pending or the purchase at all on my account. Wtf gives? I know my account was linked to the purchase. Maybe the system is just extremely slow or something?



i traded some games in yesterday, points are already pending on my account, i made a purchase yesterday and it shows nothing about that. it also shows that i preordered madden but then shows nothing from when i purchased it. so it seems to be delayed on purchases for some reason

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

So I pre-ordered Madden online for instore pickup. Who do I contact about a price adjustment, the store or web site?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

So I pre-ordered Madden online for instore pickup. Who do I contact about a price adjustment, the store or web site?


In store pick ups you have to call corporate. Bought from store, you do it in store.

EDIT: Just called and got my PM. Call took only 14 mins.

Edited by Geco17, 09 September 2012 - 01:45 PM.