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#11941 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

And thus the problem. No matter what the "true" reason for what seems like a knee jerk reaction to people complaining, the example set is that he who complains the loudest, longest, etc. gets noticed/appeased and the behavior is encouraged.

I personally don't buy the reasoning behind what happened and think if the true goal was to collect data and analyze, the promotions should have been allowed to go through as planned and the data should have been analyzed based on that.

I can attest that my brother got the EA email, was excited to use it, then saw the prices and decided against buying anything and he's not a CAG.

All that said, these bonus coupons are just that - bonuses - and if I don't end up using them it's not really a big deal.

I'll save the rest of my complaining for a more appropriate holiday like New Year's!

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#11942 Gvaz

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

I'm kind of disappointed with the only on xmas deals. I either already have them (borderlands, xcom, thq, darksiders) don't want them (nba and blops2) or the price they're at is attractive but I know I'll never end up playing them (Guild Wars 2).

Sorry Tony, I'm gonna hold out for hoping things like:

War of the Roses (sub $10, $5-8 is my break point where I'd do an instant purchase)
Dead Rising 2 (sub $10)
Arma II (sub $10, mostly I just want to play DayZ I don't care about the game itself)
Disciples III (I'd go for $10)
Hunted the Demon Forge (sub $10)
Blur (sub $10)
Sleeping Dogs DLC
Game of Thrones games (sub $10)
Heroes of Might and Magic (sub $10)
Natural Selection II (sub $10)
Fallen Enchantress
I am Alive
Skyrim ($10-15 would be nice, though I know amazon doesn't sell it)
Dishonored ($10-15 would be nice, same as above)
Dungeons (sub $10)
Age of Empires 3 (sub $10)

Some of these might be a pipe dream until next x-mas though, any chance of these happening? :(
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#11943 Mooby

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

St. Whiner's Day!

#11944 RiseFromYourGrave

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Just got my 2k credit. That BL2 Mechromancer pack will be mine (tommorow)! Also, there is an error on the holiday present page. It says it works on things $5 and up, not $9.99 and up. Just sayin'. Also, I'm hoping for more editors choice games. I keep buying the games I was going to use my coupons on :lol: Heres hoping for FotS!

Anyway, keep up the good work Tony!
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#11945 Mooby

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

I'm kind of disappointed with the only on xmas deals. I either already have them (borderlands, xcom, thq, darksiders) don't want them (nba and blops2) or the price they're at is attractive but I know I'll never end up playing them (Guild Wars 2).

Sorry Tony, I'm gonna hold out for hoping things like:

War of the Roses (sub $10, $5-8 is my break point where I'd do an instant purchase)
Dead Rising 2 (sub $10)
Arma II (sub $10, mostly I just want to play DayZ I don't care about the game itself)
Disciples III (I'd go for $10)
Hunted the Demon Forge (sub $10)
Blur (sub $10)
Sleeping Dogs DLC
Game of Thrones games (sub $10)
Heroes of Might and Magic (sub $10)
Natural Selection II (sub $10)
Fallen Enchantress
I am Alive
Skyrim ($10-15 would be nice, though I know amazon doesn't sell it)
Dishonored ($10-15 would be nice, same as above)
Dungeons (sub $10)
Age of Empires 3 (sub $10)

Some of these might be a pipe dream until next x-mas though, any chance of these happening? :(



A lot of those aren't even on Amazon like Bethesda and most Capcom stuff. And Stardock stuff...

#11946 Detruire

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

what have u guys bought to get a ea coupon, i cant decide...

Without that Syndicate price match (or a repeat of an expired promotion), I didn't see anything that I'd classify as a good deal. :-(

#11947 DarkZero104

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

hey Gvaz, if it's an option to you, ever considered buying some of those games from their retail discs? Hunted in particular stands out of that list you gave. that game's been $4 and $5 from newegg *constantly.*

it's also Bethesda, so you won't be seeing that on amazon until they figure something out (one day...).

#11948 Gvaz

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

A lot of those aren't even on Amazon like Bethesda and most Capcom stuff. And Stardock stuff...


I know, I said that.
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#11949 motoki

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

what have u guys bought to get a ea coupon, i cant decide...


Uh probably something earlier in the year because there ain't much EA on sale now.

#11950 espy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

A lot of those aren't even on Amazon like Bethesda and most Capcom stuff. And Stardock stuff...


Not to mention some of those prices are wildly unrealistic, like 50% less than the lowest sale prices at other competitors.

#11951 nategator

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

I'm kind of disappointed with the only on xmas deals. I either already have them (borderlands, xcom, thq, darksiders) don't want them (nba and blops2) or the price they're at is attractive but I know I'll never end up playing them (Guild Wars 2).

Sorry Tony, I'm gonna hold out for hoping things like:

War of the Roses (sub $10, $5-8 is my break point where I'd do an instant purchase)
Dead Rising 2 (sub $10)
Arma II (sub $10, mostly I just want to play DayZ I don't care about the game itself)
Disciples III (I'd go for $10)
Hunted the Demon Forge (sub $10)
Blur (sub $10)
Sleeping Dogs DLC
Game of Thrones games (sub $10)
Heroes of Might and Magic (sub $10)
Natural Selection II (sub $10)
Fallen Enchantress
I am Alive
Skyrim ($10-15 would be nice, though I know amazon doesn't sell it)
Dishonored ($10-15 would be nice, same as above)
Dungeons (sub $10)
Age of Empires 3 (sub $10)

Some of these might be a pipe dream until next x-mas though, any chance of these happening? :(


I've seen Skyrim for around 12.50 - 15 on the Steam trading thread because the GG sale flooded the market.

And Amazon doesn't sell Bethusda (sp?) games. So no Skyrim, Dishonored, Fallout, etc. EDIT: Whoops, someone beat me to it.

Plus, I would rethink Arma II. The DayZ standalone will come out sometime soon and that's the version we're probably going to want.

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SotS Complete Collection (does not inc. SotS II) $4 Paypal


#11952 motoki

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Whoever wants cheap Bethesda stuff just hang out in the Steam buy/sell thread in a couple of weeks or so from now.

Nuff said.

#11953 Mooby

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

Whoever wants cheap Bethesda stuff just hang out in the Steam buy/sell thread in a couple of weeks or so from now.

Nuff said.



Excluding Brink which everyone seems to overprice!

#11954 espy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

I can attest that my brother got the EA email, was excited to use it, then saw the prices and decided against buying anything and he's not a CAG.

All that said, these bonus coupons are just that - bonuses - and if I don't end up using them it's not really a big deal.


I think what they are doing is a valid test in collecting data. For example, if they see that a lot of people didn't bother using the promotional credit, like your brother, then they'll see that their sales numbers weren't as high as they could've been and they'll adjust their promotions to make it more attractive next time. On the opposite end, maybe the promotion will still be a hit. It depends on what they are looking to test and how they compare it to past numbers. The reason for the test may be a reaction to the complaints, but it doesn't make it any less valid (in fact, even though I disagree with the complaints, it makes the test even more valid).

#11955 Foxhack

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

MY 2K GAMES COUPON JUST ARRIVED, HALLELUJAH!

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#11956 espy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

Excluding Brink which everyone seems to overprice!


Probably because the retail (and even sale) pricing for this game is still unusually high, even though it flopped commercially and critically.

#11957 motoki

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Excluding Brink which everyone seems to overprice!


Man, I feel like I should pay someone to take those Brink keys off my hands.

When actually get them, of course.

#11958 nategator

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

Excluding Brink which everyone seems to overprice!


I couldn't resell that game fast enough. No way is that garbage getting on my Steam library.

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SotS Complete Collection (does not inc. SotS II) $4 Paypal


#11959 Fluxy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

damn, cant find anything to buy to get that EA promo, haha i really want to use that for bf3 premium when it goes on sale XD

#11960 espy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

I can't find anything I want with the EA or THQ coupon, if someone wants to split something let me know (be realistic about it though).

#11961 Gvaz

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

I'm also still pissed I missed that Origin fuckup earlier on. :(
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#11962 Mooby

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Probably because the retail (and even sale) pricing for this game is still unusually high, even though it flopped commercially and critically.



Yes but when the alternative is to overpay or not to play it at all... I choose the latter!

#11963 Detruire

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

Excluding Brink which everyone seems to overprice!

I had no trouble selling mine for $2.5

#11964 Fluxy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

I'm also still pissed I missed that Origin fuckup earlier on. :(


what did they eff up on?

#11965 asheskitty

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

I think it's simpler, EA (Origin) wants to complete with Valve (Steam). EA folks looked at Steam's sale and said, "fuck that! We shouldn't discount well either."

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#11966 fgq

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

I'm torn getting AC:R Gold or Rayman =| any advices?

#11967 Jon7

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

Probably because the retail (and even sale) pricing for this game is still unusually high, even though it flopped commercially and critically.


It may surprise you to know that it was actually a large commercial success selling over 2.5million for them, it just wasn't a critical one.

#11968 Gvaz

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

what did they eff up on?


The one where people were able to get almost the entire friggin Origin library for FREE and EA basically went..."ehhhh merry early christmas"
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#11969 asheskitty

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

I'm torn getting AC:R Gold or Rayman =| any advices?



If you played and liked AC2 & AC:B, it's an easy choice. If you haven't, I can't recommend entering the series at AC:R.

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#11970 Detruire

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

2K coupons incoming. :-)