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#61 Naramie

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:45 PM

Stealing a $15 gift card? Keeping this community classy.


LOL. New forum Cheap Ass Thieves. We only steal stuff that's on sale!! :hot:

#62 spatenfloot

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Big fan of the Xcom & UFO series, but the inner cheap ass is screaming at me to hold off for a price drop that is sure to come in the next month or two.

So why not just preorder for the gift card and then price match when it drops?

#63 honzoh

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

So why not just preorder for the gift card and then price match when it drops?


Was thinking this exact same thing. I PM everything at BB, so a $15 GC is the same as cash for me. Plus, as a Silver Rewards member, 60day return policy = guaranteed to be covered if it crashes in price.

#64 Kaiser499

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:17 AM

Something tells me the Special Edition for the PC version won't last very long in stores.

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#65 GaMeR_2007

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

^ Yeah, that's what I've been thinking and wondering about too. Which is why I'm tempted to go ahead and go pre-order it, and get a price adjustment if it drops.

I normally don't get console games on PC if I can get them for PS3, but with it being the SE it's kind of hard to pass up.

#66 DarkGamer11

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:39 AM

Don't try and do this in store. I went today and the girl said that since they had already received their copies, they could not honor this. So YMMV

#67 GrimmTrixX

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:49 AM

yea i found it odd that i got my gift card in yesterday.. but the games not out yet.. so couldnt i theoretically have not bothered with the game and just used the free gift card? i expected to get it AFTER xcom released lol

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#68 GaMeR_2007

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:53 AM

^ Right lol, that's even better though since you just pre-ordered it.

If you pre-order it online, they'll put a hold on your card, right? Unless you do in store and pay the $5?

#69 GrimmTrixX

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:10 AM

when i preorder and do in store pickup, i pay for it online. maybe $5 is how they do it if u preorder AT the store, but i preorder online always and just do instore pickup, then when i pick it up my card gets charged. done. just got resident evil on tues that way.

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#70 Lord Hamm

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:55 AM

Welp Game informer just gave this a 9.5...

Guess im gonna have to preorder now....

http://www.gameinfor.../05/review.aspx
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#71 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

Sorry for the noob ass question, but if I buy the physical PC version, can I just install off disc, then redeem on Steam? Does Steam automatically detect that you've installed the game?
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#72 GaMeR_2007

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

when i preorder and do in store pickup, i pay for it online. maybe $5 is how they do it if u preorder AT the store, but i preorder online always and just do instore pickup, then when i pick it up my card gets charged. done. just got resident evil on tues that way.

Got it, thanks.

#73 lunker

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

So happy I saw this thread - I'd been holding on to a BB GC for months for this game, and I was hoping for some kind of preorder deal. This is one of the very rare moments when I don't care so much about being a CAG; I'll buy this day 1 to get a new console SRPG, even though I know this will likely be way cheaper in 3-4 weeks. Thanks, OP!

#74 KrizB

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

So why not just preorder for the gift card and then price match when it drops?

Eh?

Was thinking this exact same thing. I PM everything at BB, so a $15 GC is the same as cash for me. Plus, as a Silver Rewards member, 60day return policy = guaranteed to be covered if it crashes in price.


Oh...
Did not know they did that.

Guess I should have mentioned that I was talking about Amazon in a Best Buy thread...
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#75 honzoh

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

Oh...
Did not know they did that.


Yeah, BB has become the place for all my gaming habits lately. Most of the hot titles have preorder GC's attached to them now, and with the 60day return policy, there's very little 'risk' in a title if/when it drops.

#76 usagi

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

^BTW, I think you might be able to double dip with Visa/Mastercard pricematching. My brother pricematched a laptop with his credit card company because the Microsoft Store denied the pricematch. Then Micrcosoft decided to go ahead with the pricematch later in an email.

Sorry for the noob ass question, but if I buy the physical PC version, can I just install off disc, then redeem on Steam? Does Steam automatically detect that you've installed the game?

Yes you install the game off the disc, during the install process it asks you login to steam and type in the cd-key which adds it to your account. After that it installs all files off disc and steam updates the game if there's any day 1 patches. It should work like that if the process is same since the last time I bought a retail steam was Half-Life 2.

#77 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

Yes you install the game off the disc, during the install process it asks you login to steam and type in the cd-key which adds it to your account. After that it installs all files off disc and steam updates the game if there's any day 1 patches. It should work like that if the process is same since the last time I bought a retail steam was Half-Life 2.


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#78 FlyingMonkey9

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

Feel like this game will sell well on PC, but console gamers won't be buying.

Will wait and see how the game plays with controller and then pick up when its 29.99 in a few weeks

#79 panda911

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

Feel like this game will sell well on PC, but console gamers won't be buying.

Will wait and see how the game plays with controller and then pick up when its 29.99 in a few weeks


There's a demo on Steam. People have been saying that it controls very well with a controller and arguably better than kb/m.

#80 KrizB

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

^I thought so as well.

Played the demo on Steam and then ordered the game a short time later.


It's +26 miles to the nearest Best Buy and gas is around $5 a gallon, checked ahead to see if they were offering the GC before making the trip (nope). So I ordered off Amazon with some GC I had from Bing and Borderlands 2.

#81 Althax

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

^I thought so as well.

Played the demo on Steam and then ordered the game a short time later.


It's +26 miles to the nearest Best Buy and gas is around $5 a gallon, checked ahead to see if they were offering the GC before making the trip (nope). So I ordered off Amazon with some GC I had from Bing and Borderlands 2.


You could have ordered online and got it ship to store. They mail the gift card, I got mine already. On Tuesday I will go pick it up.

#82 Xellos2099

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:18 AM

Man I am in a bind... I know someone who is selling Euro key with TF2 and Civ 5 preorder bonus for $35. But my att dsl bandwidth is pretty low at 150 and i am at 65% mark so even if I got the key I won;t be able to download it till the cycle reset in like 2 weeks. He claim the key will work fine for NA. On the other hand, the amazon preorder with 15 credit is nice too and I don;t need to worry about the bandwidth... what do u guys think?

#83 zeke222

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

demo of the game will be on the ps3 tomorrow

#84 Kylearan

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:21 AM

Have already gotten the BB email that it'll be ready for pickup in the morning. Can't freakin' wait! Glad I have a short day tomorrow!

I'm not convinced the price on XCOM will do any quick deep diving, any more than I believe Dishonored will. XCOM is coming from Firaxis, the folks behind Civilization and Pirates!. Neither of those dropped in price quickly, and Civilization, released in 2008, has still not dipped below $15. That's pretty solid for a title 4 years old. (And Pirates! on the original XBOX still auctions off for $10-$20.)

It'd be a mistake to confuse 2K Games (the publisher) with Firaxis (the developer) on this one. XCOM won't follow the Darkness II pattern. If XCOM is anything like the original (and we already know it is), the replayability will be stellar. Only folks trading this one in will be folks who don't like this type of game.

#85 YBX87

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:52 AM

Have already gotten the BB email that it'll be ready for pickup in the morning. Can't freakin' wait! Glad I have a short day tomorrow!

I'm not convinced the price on XCOM will do any quick deep diving, any more than I believe Dishonored will. XCOM is coming from Firaxis, the folks behind Civilization and Pirates!. Neither of those dropped in price quickly, and Civilization, released in 2008, has still not dipped below $15. That's pretty solid for a title 4 years old. (And Pirates! on the original XBOX still auctions off for $10-$20.)

It'd be a mistake to confuse 2K Games (the publisher) with Firaxis (the developer) on this one. XCOM won't follow the Darkness II pattern. If XCOM is anything like the original (and we already know it is), the replayability will be stellar. Only folks trading this one in will be folks who don't like this type of game.


but the truth is that ppl who does not like turn based strategy games would not even buy this game in the first place. most of the ppl who are going to buy this game are those die-hards fan / or ppl who enjoyed the original xcom games .

#86 TheLongshot

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:52 AM

I'm not convinced the price on XCOM will do any quick deep diving, any more than I believe Dishonored will. XCOM is coming from Firaxis, the folks behind Civilization and Pirates!. Neither of those dropped in price quickly, and Civilization, released in 2008, has still not dipped below $15. That's pretty solid for a title 4 years old. (And Pirates! on the original XBOX still auctions off for $10-$20.)


Well, Civ V came out in 2010. They didn't drop the price until July 2011 when the list price became $29.99. (Which is still is at.)

Looking at history, Civ V only went 25% off during the winter Steam sale in 2010, so you can probably expect to wait 9 months at least to get a deal on XCOM.
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#87 chunlirocks

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:03 AM

Picking up the ps3 version in less than 12 hours


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#88 Japakneez

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

Hmm. You guys think the $15 card will be available when it's released? I I'm hoping pc version becomes available for store pickup with card


edit: gift card got removed from the site :(

Edited by Japakneez, 09 October 2012 - 06:36 AM.


#89 Jinque

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Has anyone who ordered for shipping ship out yet?

#90 Bosamba

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

Has anyone who ordered for shipping ship out yet?


I ordered yesterday, they sent it out same day, and it'll arrive by end of tomorrow (I'm silver).
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