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#1081 shadowkast

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

what's the tv calibration service?


read your question backwards and you'll find the answer.

p.s. it's a service where they calibrate your TV. :) there is a limited amount of uses per year or something like that in the terms. they come out to your house and do it for free

#1082 Kazuya

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

I'm premier silver as well, something screwy is going on... didn't do any surveys and probably barely hit $500 all year. Also, it looks like my points didn't expire like they are supposed to.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

^ I just looked and it shows me as Premier Silver through 2014, even though I only spent around $1200 last year (I have a Reward Zone credit card so that includes non Best Buy purchases). I hope it's not a glitch since I was expecting to lose my Premier Silver at the end of the month.

Max Payne 3 for $17.99 for PS3 and 360. I was expecting it to be $9.99 before the page updated to show the deal of the day price

#1084 htz

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

Get the pre-owned versions if your interested. Stack it with the B2G1 free and 10% unlocked which is about $11 per game.

Example:
Max Payne 3 used $17.99
Resident Evil 6 used $17.99
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#1085 scblueeyedguy

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

Would be nice if you could PM at Target and get GTA IV with it.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

I'm premier silver as well, something screwy is going on... didn't do any surveys and probably barely hit $500 all year. Also, it looks like my points didn't expire like they are supposed to.

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#1087 UnlockPotential

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

:/ I hate Gamestop but the Max Payne 3 CE for $20 was an insane bargain. BB's deal just doesn't satisfy.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

The negativity around Windows 8 baffles me. It's super simple to use, is fast, and rarely has issues like crashing (mine has yet to crash, programs have crashed and stopped loading after closing but not the UI as a whole). Yes it's start screen is "built for a touch screen" so what? It still works well and guess what? Even without a mod you can still have the old desktop running with a simple click (just not the old start menu without a mod). On the new start menu though all you have to do is start typing and BAM brings up a list of stuff, much easier than clicking through the old start menu IMO.


I know exactly what you mean. I currently work CS, and people always return Windows 8 laptops because they "suck". Why does it suck? It is so different from what you're used to? Not really. Windows 7 was the pinnacle for me, but after using Windows 8 on my Asus Zenbook Prime day in and day out, I absolutely love it! It's so much faster, and as you mentioned it's easier to search for things as well. When I bought my Ultrabook in October, it took roughly 21 seconds to boot into Windows 7. After I installed Windows 8 and did all of the driver updates and everything else, it boots within 9 seconds. I use it for college every day, and it gets the job done. To go off on your touch screen point, it was built to feel like that. It would be cool to have that feature on my Ultrabook, but I would have to clean the screen every day because I have an OCD towards that type of thing. I could go on and on about how much I love Windows 8, and I can't wait until I put it on my new rig whenever I get around to getting the parts.

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#1089 DukeMagnem

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

People don't like Windows 8 because it was supposed to be this big deal and what we get is a poorly done OS. Why is it poorly done? Because the touch interface got stuck on a laptop and the desktop interface got made worse. Yeah, dragging your app down the screen to close it is soooo much simpler than clicking a button to close it. That's annoying is what it is, and people basically spent money to be annoyed and now they're agitated. Or my Windows 8 Skype app doesn't support touchpad dialing. I have to click every number with the mouse. So I have to get the desktop version of Skype. Why do I have 2 versions of Skype on my computer now? The integration is terrible, it's awful, it wasn't thought out. Most people are leaving their PC in desktop mode and never going into the tiled interface after the first week of using the OS. And the desktop interface is worse than Windows 7.

It does boot fast, can't complain there. It is stable, can't complain there either. It has sped up the way the OS moves data, so copying and moving files is a lot faster than Windows 7. But really, most of that stuff I can live with, so Windows 7 took 10 extra seconds to boot, big deal. Windows 7 was also stable... so was XP. I haven't had a real problem with stability since Windows 95/98.

#1090 chunlirocks

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

People don't like Windows 8 because it was supposed to be this big deal and what we get is a poorly done OS. Why is it poorly done? Because the touch interface got stuck on a laptop and the desktop interface got made worse. Yeah, dragging your app down the screen to close it is soooo much simpler than clicking a button to close it. That's annoying is what it is, and people basically spent money to be annoyed and now they're agitated. Or my Windows 8 Skype app doesn't support touchpad dialing. I have to click every number with the mouse. So I have to get the desktop version of Skype. Why do I have 2 versions of Skype on my computer now? The integration is terrible, it's awful, it wasn't thought out. Most people are leaving their PC in desktop mode and never going into the tiled interface after the first week of using the OS. And the desktop interface is worse than Windows 7.

It does boot fast, can't complain there. It is stable, can't complain there either. It has sped up the way the OS moves data, so copying and moving files is a lot faster than Windows 7. But really, most of that stuff I can live with, so Windows 7 took 10 extra seconds to boot, big deal. Windows 7 was also stable... so was XP. I haven't had a real problem with stability since Windows 95/98.


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#1091 grumpier

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

mac always wins baybee


Yeah because you dont drag and drop with that?!?

#1092 Blaster man

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

I know exactly what you mean. I currently work CS, and people always return Windows 8 laptops because they "suck". Why does it suck? It is so different from what you're used to? Not really. Windows 7 was the pinnacle for me, but after using Windows 8 on my Asus Zenbook Prime day in and day out, I absolutely love it! It's so much faster, and as you mentioned it's easier to search for things as well. When I bought my Ultrabook in October, it took roughly 21 seconds to boot into Windows 7. After I installed Windows 8 and did all of the driver updates and everything else, it boots within 9 seconds. I use it for college every day, and it gets the job done. To go off on your touch screen point, it was built to feel like that. It would be cool to have that feature on my Ultrabook, but I would have to clean the screen every day because I have an OCD towards that type of thing. I could go on and on about how much I love Windows 8, and I can't wait until I put it on my new rig whenever I rget around to getting the parts.


Sorry man but I did the cheapie windows 8 upgrade from my windows 7 machine and windows 8 fucking SUCKED. The thing crashed ALL the time and NONE of my web browsers worked right. Maybe a clean install would have been better but the only reason I got it was because it was cheap to upgrade. I called MS and demanded a refund. They did a "return" of my electronic purchase. I won't be using windows 8 again. It was worse than windows ME.

On topic, good price for max Payne 3. I would buy it if I didn't have a backlog but I'll wait for $10 since I have other games to play. It should be dirt cheap this holiday with the new consoles coming out. In fact, everything should be.

#1093 DukeMagnem

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

mac always wins baybee


Macs all cost more than I wanted to spend when I bought my laptop. It was an unplanned purchase when my last one died of basically a melted graphics chip. I had a budget of $500 to replace it, and I couldn't get a Mac for less than double that. Similarly speced, about $1300. I don't doubt that Macs are nice, but I couldn't afford it at that juncture of all junctures.

I also bought an iMac in 04 and that really put me off from buying another Mac. I bought it at the wrong time and I think that was part of the problem, it was one of the last models with the IBM processors. The hardware didn't seem that great. The keyboard just invited dirt and debris, the mouse had one button and the superdrive stopped working. At least the resale value was decent. I paid $1100 or so for it, and sold the machine itself with no KB and a broken superdrive about 4 years later for $450 or $480. There was also a problem of finding the software I needed to do what I needed to do, but I do understand that software is no longer the issue, Macs have plenty software nowadays.

Anyway, I'd consider a Mac again when the price drops or I just feel like blowing an extra grand. Seriously doubt either of those things is going to happen, though.

#1094 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

If you're OK with used, MP3 can be had from Gamefly for $14.99+tax. I'm personally waiting for it to hit $9.99 somewhere.

EDIT: I ended up ordering MP3 :ps3: as well as Kinect Sports and Kinect Star Wars for my new Kinect. Came out to about $11.xx per game with the B2G1 free, I figured that was close enough to $10. They have a few pretty good $17.99 games to match MP3 with in the B2G1, what I really wanted was Alice: Madness Returns but it was unavailable for both shipping and pick-up.

Thanks htz for reminding me to combine this deal with the B2G1.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Yeah, dragging your app down the screen to close it is soooo much simpler than clicking a button to close it. That's annoying is what it is, and people basically spent money to be annoyed and now they're agitated


Think about what you're doing when you click the X to close. You're dragging your mouse to a very small, specific spot at the top of the screen then back down to where you need it. Now all you need to do is a quick random flick up to anywhere on the top and pull down...which you'd be doing anyway when you go back to what you're doing. Best of all though, you don't HAVE TO do that unless you're using the Win8 specific Apps, most of which are clearly built for a touchscreen/laptop/tablet anyway.

And the desktop interface is worse than Windows 7


It's the exact same except for the start menu being gone...you can even pin stuff to the task bar.

Most people are leaving their PC in desktop mode and never going into the tiled interface after the first week of using the OS.


I barely use it either but the start screen in general is great IMO. And the "tiled interface" is the START MENU haha it's not meant to be your desktop on your desktop pc...that's the whole point.

Why do I have 2 versions of Skype on my computer now? The integration is terrible, it's awful, it wasn't thought out.


Why do you? I'm confused, if one doesn't work right don't use it and uninstall it... ? ?

Look I'm not saying it's perfect but it's far from the mess people make it out to be. Nearly everything people complain about has solutions built right into the OS. And some things people complain about (like flicking to close) makes no sense at all when you think about it. Thing that boggles my mind THE MOST is how so many people complain about Windows never innovating and then when it does they just complain because it's too different.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

I picked up windows 8 pretty fast. I only watched a review of surface RT once on youtube, and when I bought a win 8 tablet, I just knew how to navigate around and picked up the touch screen shortcuts quickly. I absolutely love windows 8.

Also if you're upgrading, make sure your comp is compatible with windows 8.

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#1097 jiggyteddy

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

I liked the campaign a whole lot in MP3. The story was pretty cool and I thought the graphics were quite nice. I played a little bit of the multiplayer, but wasn't impressed. It was good for a bit, but I didn't feel like there was much staying power.

At this price I would recommend this game for the single player alone.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Macs are overrated; I get they're built well and better tuned, but the premium for those alleged benefits are overpriced. Face it, a lot of the "Macs are awesome" comments come from mainstream users who think Macs are "cool" solely because they are fashionable or hip. Very few Mac owners know the first thing that sets their machines apart from Windows. I'm not willing to pay a hefty premium for that; it's frankly silly.

As for Windows 8, from my brief experiences with it (I'm in the market for a new laptop and am shopping around), I think your love or hate of it largely hinges on whether you have a touchscreen. To buy Windows 8 without a touchscreen is to lose so much of the "revolutionary" look and feel. Personally, I want the touchscreen for project related work (I'm looking to start up my pet project graphic novel), but I could immediately see how much I'd dislike Windows 8 using a mouse; it just seemed to create one more needless interface that I had to either use or click out of for my familiar desktop.

Lastly, back on Max Payne 3 -- at this point, I'm just waiting for the GOTY edition.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Just to add a comment, why the hell did windows 8 come out so soon after the much praised and enjoyed windows 7? It could've been okay to sit on their laurels for a few years and let people enjoy it. If it was just to promote their tablets and smartphones then they should've branded it something separate than for desktops.

Just watch someone over 35 try to use it at a best buy and it's almost like a prank they're pulling on people.



they need to brag about having a single OS for everything computing (true or not) onto one platform for everything computing to gain market share and consolidate 3rd party support ASAP.

That is where the real money is, screw the users.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Lastly, back on Max Payne 3 -- at this point, I'm just waiting for the GOTY edition.


Have they released any single player DLC for MP3?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Have they released any single player DLC for MP3?

AFAIK, no.

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#1102 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

^Thanks. I haven't been paying attention to the DLC releases, and the a Google search seemed to suggest that there was none.

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#1103 irideabike

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

I bought the SE for some stupid reason from gamestop from $20 and still didn't open it, yet I came into this thread to check out the deal on MP3. Ugh.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

I bought the SE for some stupid reason from gamestop from $20 and still didn't open it, yet I came into this thread to check out the deal on MP3. Ugh.


I got the standard from Kmart for $9, still havent touched it (playing uncharted 2 atm that came with the ps3)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

For some reason I thought Max Payne 3 was harder than I expected, there were two or three areas which took me three tries before the game felt pity for me and gave me an extra painkiller to begin with :(

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

For some reason I thought Max Payne 3 was harder than I expected, there were two or three areas which took me three tries before the game felt pity for me and gave me an extra painkiller to begin with :(


I thought the same thing. Beat the first two games on my PS2 when they came out no problem. This was definitely the hardest game of the series I thought.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

I also had a little difficulty at a few points, and also got pity drugs.

This was honestly my first extended foray into the series.
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#1108 Rozz

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

What difficulty level are you guys playing it on?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

normal. It's not always difficult, just one or two areas.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

I wasn't a fan of MP3. It wasn't a bad game if I were to judge it as a critic, but I had very little fun playing it. Some very annoying gameplay mechanics in it too.