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#631 CAiNiAC

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:06 PM

I apologize as this has probably been answered already, but has anyone tried getting a guide PM and seeing if it will still apply the 50% off as well?

Thanks for anyone who answers.



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#632 Saix_XIII

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

I apologize as this has probably been answered already, but has anyone tried getting a guide PM and seeing if it will still apply the 50% off as well?

Thanks for anyone who answers.


I was able to PM amazon and get 50% off TLOU CE guide, and but that was before the full terms were posted saying markdowns taken from normal price and cannot be used with other offers.

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#633 Flacksguy

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

Semi-off topic, but...

I had the chance to play Halo 4 with the guy who wrote the guide last night and he was asking me how the community enjoyed the guide because they were trying something different with that guide in terms of really trying to make it premium and stand out. I told him that everyone I saw who commented on it really enjoyed the build quality and the detail on the cover, but I couldn't comment on the content.

So if anyone out there has looked the guide over or even used the guide, can you perhaps comment on the actual content within it?





Whoa,
Are you talking about Alexander Musa or David Hodgson?
If its David Hodgson, he is the best in the business. He's done the outstanding Skyrim and Fallout guides, among the many many others.

The guide is very good though. Especially the intel sections. I'll be honest, both my son and I wished there had been a little more about the different Spartan armors. Also, maybe something regarding the more difficult acheievements. Both the Reach and CEA guides did short strategies for the more involved achievements in those games.
The Campaign walkthrough was well done, and it was nice to have the Legendary tips, as in past guides.
Halo games are not typically games that strategy guides are needed really, but it was great to read someone elses strategy for the campaign. I don't play multiplayer very often, but I did find myself checking out the War Games section a few times, and found the breakdown of the maps EXTREMELY helpful.

BTW, having both the Hardcover and paperback, I was very happy to see that there was actually something extra in the hardcover, rather than just the cover. The Behind the Scenes section was outstanding, and well worth the extra cost.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:34 AM

Grabbed the ACIII CE guide, thinking of getting the Ni No Kuni one.

#635 Saix_XIII

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:39 AM

Whoa,
Are you talking about Alexander Musa or David Hodgson?
If its David Hodgson, he is the best in the business. He's done the outstanding Skyrim and Fallout guides, among the many many others.

The guide is very good though. Especially the intel sections. I'll be honest, both my son and I wished there had been a little more about the different Spartan armors. Also, maybe something regarding the more difficult acheievements. Both the Reach and CEA guides did short strategies for the more involved achievements in those games.
The Campaign walkthrough was well done, and it was nice to have the Legendary tips, as in past guides.
Halo games are not typically games that strategy guides are needed really, but it was great to read someone elses strategy for the campaign. I don't play multiplayer very often, but I did find myself checking out the War Games section a few times, and found the breakdown of the maps EXTREMELY helpful.

BTW, having both the Hardcover and paperback, I was very happy to see that there was actually something extra in the hardcover, rather than just the cover. The Behind the Scenes section was outstanding, and well worth the extra cost.


Thanks for replying, Alexander Musa is the person I am referring to. I will relay that to him the next time I talk, I am sure he'll appreciate the feedback. I do know he had little to no hand in the online portion, that was handled by people at MLG, not sure if staff or gamers, but he admits multiplayer is not his strong suit so they went to the professionals at MLG for help with that.

Prima got me in touch with him when I requested I get some assistance in writing a walkthrough for Metro Last Light for them, which I am currently in the process of doing. Not a print guide mind you, just something for their website, but it's a start.

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#636 Flacksguy

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:50 AM

Thanks for replying, Alexander Musa is the person I am referring to.


Well, let him know he did a fine job. I typically prefer Brady guides, unless it's by Hodgson, but I very much liked this one.

Enough so that I own 4 copies. 2 Hardcovers & 2 paperbacks.

#637 Royal High Knight

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:57 AM

AC3: CE Guide is back in stock for shipping.


Thank you for posting. Shocked to see it isn't oos yet. Grabbed one for $3.75 after tax. Guess it'll come in handy to use when I eventually get around to playing that free downloaded copy.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:40 PM

Just got my guides. The Assassin's Creed 3: CE Guide corners are pretty bent up. And my Bioshock Infinite LE guide is in even worst shape. The corners aren't bent up quite as bad as the AC3 guide, but somehow there are 3 big dents in the back of the guide. Which I'm not really sure how that could happened since the packaging that's attached to the back, that contains the keychain, was in perfect shape.

Is there anyway I might be able to go to a Best Buy and exchange it for another one?
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#639 Saix_XIII

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:47 PM

Just got my guides. The Assassin's Creed 3: CE Guide corners are pretty bent up. And my Bioshock Infinite LE guide is in even worst shape. The corners aren't bent up quite as bad as the AC3 guide, but somehow there are 3 big dents in the back of the guide. Which I'm not really sure how that could happened since the packaging that's attached to the back, that contains the keychain, was in perfect shape.

Is there anyway I might be able to go to a Best Buy and exchange it for another one?


As long as you go to a BB that has one, yep 100% you can exchange it.

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#640 ZombiesWorld

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:56 PM

As long as you go to a BB that has one, yep 100% you can exchange it.


Alright, Thanks.

Hopefully everybody else's come in better shape than mine.
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#641 Hemi

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

Alright, Thanks.

Hopefully everybody else's come in better shape than mine.

The guide for Infinite is one of the better ones in recent day's IMO, they kept the outside classy and it reminded me a lot of the Dues Ex:HR CE Guide in that opinion, VERY good choice, sad to hear the problem's with the dent's.

But to anyone who has opened their AC 3 CE guide, how's the lithograph look? I'm thinking of ordering a second one, so that I can keep one sealed, but still enjoy the litho.
Edit, found a very old post on a different thread here with pictures of the Lithograph, definitely worth ordering just for it alone. (For anyone interested http://www.cheapassg...40#post10100440 )

#642 ZombiesWorld

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

The guide for Infinite is one of the better ones in recent day's IMO, they kept the outside classy and it reminded me a lot of the Dues Ex:HR CE Guide in that opinion, VERY good choice, sad to hear the problem's with the dent's.

But to anyone who has opened their AC 3 CE guide, how's the lithograph look? I'm thinking of ordering a second one, so that I can keep one sealed, but still enjoy the litho.
Edit, found a very old post on a different thread here with pictures of the Lithograph, definitely worth ordering just for it alone. (For anyone interested http://www.cheapassg...40#post10100440 )


I agree, The Bioshock Infinite guide is beautiful, Best looking guide I own (and I'm not just saying that because I'm a huge Bioshock fan) ;)

And yeah, the AC3 lithograph is pretty nice. Much better looking than what I though it would be.
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#643 punkmaggit

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:10 AM

I found a Metal Gear Solid LE guide at my Best Buy, but it wouldn't ring up. Did that one get pennied? It's not on their website either.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:12 AM

I found a Metal Gear Solid LE guide at my Best Buy, but it wouldn't ring up. Did that one get pennied? It's not on their website either.

Do you mean Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's LE guide? You're right--it's not listed on their site. I don't recall it pennying...then again, guides don't penny at BBY anymore. :cry:

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#645 coopscohen

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:28 AM

I found a Metal Gear Solid LE guide at my Best Buy, but it wouldn't ring up. Did that one get pennied? It's not on their website either.


SKU got deleted so you can't buy it unfortunately.

#646 punkmaggit

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:01 AM

SKU got deleted so you can't buy it unfortunately.


I must have lucked out then. The guy helping me rang it up as the regular edition guide.

Are people having success using the coupon on multiple guides?

#647 JakeM17

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

Saw some Hitman Professional Edition and Final Fantasy XIII Collectors Edition guide at my Best Buy but they both rang up as not for sale

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:10 AM

Got hitman, ac3, Cod guides in the mail today. All in perfect condition
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#649 ZombiesWorld

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:15 AM

Are people having success using the coupon on multiple guides?


Online, try using a different web browser. That worked for me.

In stores, Just purchase them separately.
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#650 ZombiesWorld

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:51 AM

Just got back from Best Buy and the exchange was a success! The guy was super cool about it. Unfortunately though, he was also a huge Bioshock fan and wanted to discuss the entire game with me. After about a 5 minute Bioshock conversation I was able to break free and get my bent/dent free guides and myself outta there. :D
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:06 AM

The Bioshock hardcover guide up for shipping again?

#652 enigma

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

The Bioshock hardcover guide up for shipping again?


Yes. Although I'm not sure why you're able to use the internet to post that inquiry here but not use it to just pull up Best Buy's website and look...

#653 Flacksguy

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:15 AM

Best Buy really needs to put the new Skyrim guide up for preorder.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:22 AM

Best Buy really needs to put the new Skyrim guide up for preorder.


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I keep checking the site, but nothing. If there were ever a game that a strategy guide would be a useful tool for, Skyrim is it.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:33 AM

Add me to that Skyrim list, would love to preorder that 50%off.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:11 AM

Just got back from Best Buy and the exchange was a success! The guy was super cool about it. Unfortunately though, he was also a huge Bioshock fan and wanted to discuss the entire game with me. After about a 5 minute Bioshock conversation I was able to break free and get my bent/dent free guides and myself outta there. :D


"bent/dent free guides"
"bent/dent-free guides"

One little hyphen. Big difference. I'm guessing you meant the latter.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:19 AM

"bent/dent free guides"
"bent/dent-free guides"

One little hyphen. Big difference. I'm guessing you meant the latter.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:08 AM

Online, try using a different web browser. That worked for me.

In stores, Just purchase them separately.


Just press Ctrl+Shift+Del and clear you cache and cookies, you'll have to relog, but the discount will be up again

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:23 AM

I was able to pick up the Bioshock Infinite LE guide for $8 and change because I had $10 in reward zone points. Couldn't beat that.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

The guide for Infinite is one of the better ones in recent day's IMO, they kept the outside classy and it reminded me a lot of the Dues Ex:HR CE Guide in that opinion, VERY good choice, sad to hear the problem's with the dent's.


I decided to check out the BioShock: Infinite guide tonight after reading some positive posts here. I was surprised to see how thin it is relative to other CEs (AC III, Halo 4, Hitman). After reading the back, my impression is that the CE treatment of the guide itself is limited to the hardcover - the content sounds identical to the non-CE guide. The CE comes with a key and something else (card for downloads?).

Just a heads-up to others like me that buy CEs partly because they look nicer/more durable but mostly for exclusive guide-related content: it appears there is none here.