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Amazon Video Games Gold Box for Tuesday 4/23: GoW: Judgement $34.99, Halo 4 $29.99


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#181 DemonsMaster

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

Was gonna bite on VLR from the 20% sale @Aksys but this is a better deal + free shipping. Still gotta pick up a copy of 999 from them though.

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#182 Confucius

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

If nothing else, saying it's ok by buying this game is setting a VERY dangerous precident. How long before that $60 retail game forces you to grind for 1,000 hours to earn the equivalent of the BFG or Light Arrows or w/e? How long before it takes 10,000 hours?

If you think devs are going to incorporate microtransactions without doing whatever they can to coerce gamers into using it, then I will redirect you to the successful F2P MMO's that are everywhere. Take Star Trek Online for instance (not that successful I guess lol but an MMO I occasionaly play). Everything in the cash shop can be bought with in game currency, but it will take MONTHS (not days or weeks, but yes, months) of grinding before you can get any one of the upper level items from the shop without real world money. Now I forgive it in games like that, because they are F2P. But asking for the same thing in a retail game is something nobody should tolerate, and it's only a matter of time before EA or someone else takes this to the next logical step. Dead Space 3 is EA's way of testing the waters; to see if they can get away with incorporating microtransactions into a $60 title, and in the single player no less. They will expand on this in the future, and make microtransactions all but mandatory when they think they can get away with it.

What's next for Dead Space 4? How long before they incorporate those mystery boxes where you have to pay a $1 to unlock them for that one in a million chance of a super BFG? How long before they start selling health and ammo (too many games already sell experience boosters)? They keep pushing this further and further, and I keep thinking they've gone too far to the point where it will bite them in the ass, but it never seems too. I am starting to wonder if they could get away with just adopting the full fledged arcade model where you pay $$$ for every life or game played.


OR how about you stop ranting about it in a thread where nobody cares and just let it take care of itself. If microtransactions are truly the devil's work then nobody will buy them. EA sees the results and there won't be any in Dead Space 4.

Problem solved. Buying the game itself won't set the precedent for microtransactions. Buying microtransactions creates future microtransactions. You see how that works?

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#183 DojimaDragon

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

I thought the bundle had Ascension too?


The god of war bundle includes a copy of GOW:Acension and god of war saga games. So you get 6 games in total. 2 of them being downloadable vouchers. But I do think the 2 vouchers have an expiration date of march 31 if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

The god of war bundle includes a copy of GOW:Acension and god of war saga games. So you get 6 games in total. 2 of them being downloadable vouchers. But I do think the 2 vouchers have an expiration date of march 31 if I'm not mistaken.


So they expired already? damn. I want to sell the gow saga on amazon but they probably dont take cardboard sleeves.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

So they expired already? damn. I want to sell the gow saga on amazon but they probably dont take cardboard sleeves.


The cardboard sleeves say "NOT FOR RESALE" and have a UPC of all 0s. Amazon will not accept it for trade in. You could send in just the disk in an empty replacement case but you will only get the trade value for an "acceptable" copy.

Amazon does not check or care about voucher codss so you don't have to worry about that.

#186 aircobra

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

But I do think the 2 vouchers have an expiration date of march 31 if I'm not mistaken.


If its like the 30 day PS+ voucher, it may say that it expired but it still works.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

The cardboard sleeves say "NOT FOR RESALE" and have a UPC of all 0s. Amazon will not accept it for trade in. You could send in just the disk in an empty replacement case but you will only get the trade value for an "acceptable" copy.

Amazon does not check or care about voucher codss so you don't have to worry about that.


So if I send the disc for GoW HD collection and GoW 3 disc I could get the $21 trade-in value plus the extra $20? It's risky I don't know if I should pull the trigger blahh! That's the only thing stopping me from buying the bundle so i can bring down the price to $240 after all the hussle.
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#188 TKSJOHN

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

Can Best Buy PM a price that is a gold box sale?

#189 Stanley the Bugman

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:06 PM

If its like the 30 day PS+ voucher, it may say that it expired but it still works.


Or Sony could tell you that you're out of luck like they did with the copy of Uncharted 2 that I bought for a friend.

#190 StryderOmega

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

OR how about you stop ranting about it in a thread where nobody cares and just let it take care of itself. If microtransactions are truly the devil's work then nobody will buy them. EA sees the results and there won't be any in Dead Space 4.

Problem solved. Buying the game itself won't set the precedent for microtransactions. Buying microtransactions creates future microtransactions. You see how that works?


This is very true. However, I also think of it as an offset to dev costs which is ok in my book. I would much like to see Dead Space 4 made as the ending is one hell of a cliff hanger.

Either way you go about it is fine. Just buy the game! If you don't like the microtransactions don't buy them!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

Can Best Buy PM a price that is a gold box sale?


Can they, yes. But it would be an exception as it is an exclusion to the policy.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

The god of war bundle includes a copy of GOW:Acension and god of war saga games. So you get 6 games in total. 2 of them being downloadable vouchers. But I do think the 2 vouchers have an expiration date of march 31 if I'm not mistaken.


So they expired already? damn. I want to sell the gow saga on amazon but they probably dont take cardboard sleeves.


The cardboard sleeves are a deal breaker, plus I hate the red console. But for those who don't mind, the code expiration date has been extended for a year. You can see this on the listing for the God of War Saga on Amazon.

Between getting my taxes back and AWD, I'm sorely tempted to pick up a PS3. Holding out to see if something more enticing gets announced at E3.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

Can they, yes. But it would be an exception as it is an exclusion to the policy.


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#194 aircobra

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

Or Sony could tell you that you're out of luck like they did with the copy of Uncharted 2 that I bought for a friend.


Your point?

#195 zzamaro

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

I miss the Hitman deal. When I woke up at 7:30, I looked at it and it was sold out already :(
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#196 Donut2922

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

The god of war bundle includes a copy of GOW:Acension and god of war saga games. So you get 6 games in total. 2 of them being downloadable vouchers. But I do think the 2 vouchers have an expiration date of march 31 if I'm not mistaken.


I redeemed my code on 4/2/13 just fine. They extended the expiration date but did not say exactly when. I think the Amazon page mentioned another year.

#197 redreflect

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

Troll much? That's like saying "People actually play their videogames in HD?"


My eyes hurt from playing in 3D! I never use it on mine.

VLR is coming soon.... :D

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#198 WasabiJoe

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

Yup, the 3d on the 3ds gives me a headache sadly.
Going to have to get that Virtue's Last Reward. Also have to finally play through 999 at some point I suppose.

#199 IronChariot

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

I'd like to try Virtue's Last Reward, but I probably should wait and see if it ever hits $20.

#200 lochdoun

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

I have a feeling GOW: Judgement is gonna be $15 very soon...
I can wait on it. Especially now that I know the DLC is a rip off.
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#201 ImpactPlayer

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

Didn't GOW: Ascension go for $29.99 at TRU last week? I couldn't bring myself to bite at that price, with the backlog I have. When can I expect it to drop to $20 - BF or Christmas?

#202 DemonsMaster

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:02 PM

Placed my order for VLR on Vita. Stoked to finally play this and 999 once I pick that up.

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#203 whyDerrick

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

I just bought DMC for 30 through amazon wherehouse. Get it on Sat.


After months of lurking, I registered just to thank you for that.
So thanks.

#204 Cao Cao

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

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#205 BobbyTastic

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

So I've read in a place or two there's supposed to a digital version of VLR available. Where is it? Because I can't find it on the eShop. Do you think this will be a rare game to find in the future?

Edit: Apparently NA did not get this available on the eShop.

Question remains though, do you think this will become a rarer gem or will they do a reprint like with 999?

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#206 redreflect

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

So I've read in a place or two there's supposed to a digital version of VLR available. Where is it? Because I can't find it on the eShop. Do you think this will be a rare game to find in the future?


I looked yesterday and couldn't find it either. I think the game might be rare in the future. Many retailers don't seem to carry it in my region.

I picked up my copy of VLR for 3DS just now :D So excited!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

i want vlr for my vita but i have no amazon credit to spare :(
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#208 YBX87

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

i want vlr for my vita but i have no amazon credit to spare :(


don't you have tons of gs credit, you can always transfer gs credit to amazon through trade ins

#209 DemonsMaster

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

don't you have tons of gs credit, you can always transfer gs credit to amazon through trade ins


Nope corporate shut that down sadly.

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#210 Sion

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:38 PM

Dam almost pulled the trigger on Virtue's Last Reward but going to hold out on getting a $20-25 price on it.

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