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Agent Orange

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#11945545 Cheap, Fast, Easy Platinum: Megamind, Up, Terminator, Toy Story Mania, etc.

Posted by Agent Orange on 22 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

So are any of these games good?  At all?  I'd love a FPS Terminator game....

Terminator was terrible. Maybe passable in it's best moments, but it's glitchiness pushed it firmly into "broken" territory.

 

I thought it was terrible 5 years ago. I would not even consider wasting my time with this game if it was FREE, let alone $4.99.  




#11849824 XBL Deals - DwG: EA | GwG: Aug games announced, Jul: BattleBlock Theater, X...

Posted by Agent Orange on 17 June 2014 - 10:18 PM

I didn't create it lol, it's from the Xbox One. Also wtf is a Totino?

Pretty sure it's a really crappy small Frozen Pizza. The kind that are 5 for $5.




#11778506 PS4 500GB Console w/ MLB 14:The Show Game $399.99 w/$60 Points Back...

Posted by Agent Orange on 21 May 2014 - 11:59 PM

Seriously?  I am one click away from ordering this- now I'm scared!

I had just created my account and gave them my email and other info. shit, wish I didn't even give them my email. fortunately I didn't give the credit card info.. Didn't know they went so far downhill, I always thought they were a legit site...

 

I was already having 2nd thoughts on the deal, saw this on another forum, started the process on my "impulse buy", then checked here for comments. Damn. Oh well. Should have checked cheapassgamer before doing anything. 


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#11774675 Wal-Mart will accept Video Game Trade-Ins starting March 26

Posted by Agent Orange on 20 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

I actually feel bad for that guy, hope he's not a poster on here or something haha.

 

Dude needs to know a man his size (and...ummm...physique) should stay the hell away from the demo stations, atlhough I have to admit I get annoyed when they position them strictly for a 5 year old. 




#11771355 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by Agent Orange on 19 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

Yeah, I made this point way back. I don't get the people trying desperately to convert their Target credit to other things. While (regular) Target doesn't have a great selection of food, what they do have usually beats most grocery stores. I don't know how it compares to Walmart, but from what I've seen in general, Walmart is usually just pennies less than most other places, and, well, it means going into a Walmart... (And here they aren't even convenient - many more Targets around).
 

That yellow thing is news to me. I figured he was being sarcastic with the giant font though...

I don't think they beat many grocery stores (maybe crappy ones, but not Whole Foods or Publix around here), definitely better than Wal-Mart (but honestly I can't stomach buying fresh meats/seafood or deli at either place... no way). However I can say if I had a pile of gift cards it wouldn't be a problem to shift my shopping to Target temporarily while basically not having to use other payment sources for groceries/supplies. My first thought would be to use my Target gift card like that, rather than bemoaning that I couldn't "flip" my credit to some other random place...




#11771337 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by Agent Orange on 19 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

Oh Target rocks, especially if it's a Super Target. I'm really dumbfounded by all the people complaining about having "dead" money in the form of a Target gift card. You people don't eat or clean your house? We're surrounded by children whose parents do all of that. /rant

Any time someone poo-poos a deal like this because of the gift card being "useless" to them... they are basically outing themselves as a non-self-sufficient brat child. 

 

Same discussion was going on in one of the KMART deal threads when they were offering rediculous gift cards + points stacks. KMART is ghetto as hell, but free money is free money. Worst case I can just use the gift card to buy a few months of supplies.




#11770322 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by Agent Orange on 19 May 2014 - 04:23 PM

WHile it was nice to get in on this one in a blue moon deal? im screwed. Im pretty much stuck with dead money since I cant transfer the gc to visa cards and the gift card selection at every store ive been to sucks donkey balls. Is there some new law in the US where Black Friday gets pushed up to May 23rd?

Buy groceries, other supplies? Surely you must have some living expenses which could be covered by a Target gift card...

 

I wouldn't want too much Target gift credit, since I don't normally shop there. But unless someone is going completely crazy with Target credit (i..e thousands), then just having a few hundred should be no problem at all to dispose of on just buying routine stuff. 




#11769098 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by Agent Orange on 19 May 2014 - 01:00 AM

have you ever worked retail? if you did you would understand shit retail employees have to live with. i'm so sick and tired of people saying oh well it's your job is it not. I would love to say to those people that say that to do my job just for one day and ou might change your attitude.

Reality check. I bet most people on here have worked retail in their teens/20's during college (or if some are not that old, are probably going to work retail at some point in the near future). 

 

Hell, I worked as a pharmacy cashier/pharmacy tech in high school/college. Trust me, it doesn't get any worse than that. Old people + sick people = every other customer yelling at you for one reason or another (usually insurance, or not getting the prescription they want, or they cant afford their meds, so they are stressed...).

 

Also LOL at typical retail jobs being "stressful". 90% of the time I see Best Buy and Target employees walking around with nothing to do at all, especially the ones in cell phones. Give me a break. I think they can handle 1 asshole every once in awhile, if they truly don't care about their jobs (as I know many don't) they deserve it anyway IMO.




#11768467 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by Agent Orange on 18 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

what kind of hell? people like you make working in retail crap and stressfull thinking you are entitled to stuff.

LOL, because the guy didn't know how to do his job? The customer IS entitled to it, and entitled to it without having to waste his time on a SECOND visit. Since it an advertised deal, and very straightforward at Gamestop/Best Buy... most of us on here are doing research and going in with the trade values already known, know the limit of 3 per customer, etc. How hard should it be to deliver on that? (state of Florida notwithstanding).

 

I rarely get mad, if a guy flat out told me he didn't know how to do it, I'd be slightly annoyed at his incompetence (or lack of training), but not really mad at him for being honest. But I would be pissed if I went back the next day, and the manager didn't honor it if the prices changed. Who the hell would think that's OK?

 




#11754866 BEST BUY- Wii Fit U -49.99 YMMV

Posted by Agent Orange on 13 May 2014 - 09:11 PM

I read the topic as Best Buy would somehow be paying me $49.99 to take Wii-Fit-U.  :oops:

 

haha.




#11725406 Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle $329.99! Plus free Wii U game

Posted by Agent Orange on 30 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

Definitely interested in MK8. So this post is not to bash Wii-U or the game.

 

But the bundle at $329 still isn't a great deal. Haven't the previous bundles been $299 with game? So we are paying $30 for a plastic wheel?

 

Doesn't seem like Nintendo is quite "getting it" yet if that is the MSRP. Although if they are going to do a price cut, it makes sense to try and milk as many sales as possible from MK8 before they do so. So I can understand that, I'm just looking at it rationally from my angle (i.e. prospective buyer). I'm still waiting for my $199 holiday bundle...

I forgot about the Wii-mote (since I have so many already). I guess that sort of explains their math to go from $299 to $329. I supposed my issue continues to be that the Wii-U itself badly needs to have it's MSRP cut by $50 or even $100 - even with the free digital game - playing around with bundle pricing is not at all what Nintendo needs to do to build momentum.

 

However this bundle will definitely be one to keep an eye on if there's any clearancing or opportunities to stack deals  (i.e. KMART). Knock $100 off this even if through points or gift cards, and it's an extra sweet deal - basically akin to a $199 holiday bundle.




#11722701 XBL Deals - DwG: EA | GwG: Aug games announced, Jul: BattleBlock Theater, X...

Posted by Agent Orange on 29 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

This. It's because these new consoles were rushed and put together way ahead of schedule because they didn't want to give the Wii U any more of a lead timewise. Last gen was meant to be several years longer for PS3/360 before the Wii U announcement.

 

This is what happens when you early adopt, you leave yourself susceptible to units with hardware failure and a drought of games all at the highest possible price. :wall:

 

It's my personal opinion that the Xbone has the edge in exclusives right now (though PS4 has the edge in console multiplats). The problem is, that's just right now. Microsoft hasn't announced a new exclusive in months, and Sony announced their entire exclusives list for the year about 2 or 3 months ago. So, it looks like Sony is catching up. Nevermind the fact that the exclusives list you posted isn't really exclusives (half of them are Xbox 360/Xbox One or Xbox One/PC), so I wouldn't say they count, because compared to the PS3/PS4 exclusive list, it doesn't look so good.

 

Now, chances are Microsoft's just been saving their exclusives for E3, and that Sony's early announcement will bite them in the ass there with them not having much of anything new to announce. I feel like after the trouncing they got last year, Microsoft and Nintendo are determined to come back this year guns blazing. But that's just my hope.

 

As for expectations for exclusives, keep them low. Both the PS4 and the Xbone are built very similarly to a PC, which means that porting is easier/cheaper than ever between the 3 devices. Which means that the only reason a dev would keep their game exclusive is because A) development was financed in exchange for exclusivity or B) they were paid off. So this gen will see the least exclusives yet, but if you're solely a console owner, that's not the worst thing in the world because it works both ways, as lots of smaller PC games are finally coming to consoles because of the ease/cheapness in porting.

Don't think the consoles were "rushed" at all. Or at least not because of the Wii-U, the Xbox One obviously was ill conceived, but that seems to be due to some really odd leadership and lack of focus. But with the way the original Wii's sales collapsed in 2011-2013, the timing couldn't have been too surprising to Microsoft. It was definitely time to release those new consoles...actually it was probably overdue. The "10 year lifecycle" is a myth....it doesn't actually happen. 

 

If anything, when the Wii-U was revealed the competition (Sony/MS) should have figured they had even MORE time to maneuver. The Wii-U operates on the same plane as PS3/360, which means those consoles might have been viable if that was the only thing to base it on. But the fact of the matter is people were getting tired of games that couldn't hit 30fps, or running sub 720p, or lacked AA, or whatever. The market was demanding new consoles. 

 

I really think this year's E3 is going to surprise the doubters. No, there won't be a ton of 3rd party exclusives (just like there wren't last gen). But we will probably start seeing more and more multiplats that "break away" from last gen versions - and I'm sure the 1st party will have some big surprises up their sleeves. (even if we know some of them like Halo 5, Uncharted 4, etc). Those games are actually boring to me, but I know there will be some stuff shown that hits it out of the park. 




#11657974 XBL Deals - DwG: EA | GwG: Aug games announced, Jul: BattleBlock Theater, X...

Posted by Agent Orange on 01 April 2014 - 04:20 AM

You're absolutely right about all of that, Bobby.  I don't think for a second that all of the "global" game series will be completely canned. (I'm looking forward to the Sleeping Dogs sequel)  I just hope that this focus on more classic style JRPGs will mean a return to something close to the glory days of Squaresoft games.  I miss turn-based RPGs very badly.  I'd love to see some old school FF games, or another in the series of Chrono games.

I think some people are mis-intepreting what Square Enix said. They obviously have way too many of these western franchises to just abandon them. What are they going to do, close off all the studios that do Just Cause, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Hitman, etc. All they said is they aren't going to try to "globalize" them anymore, or try to please everyone by focusing so much on "accessibility" for everyone. Which to me sounds like they will let the developers do their thing more - which could possible mean the games will be deeper/more hardcore and less "focus group" tested (i.e. the games will no longer just play themselves... as almost seemed to be happening this gen). 

 

Hopefully when they refer to going "back to their roots" on the JRPG side, we see some more of their old franchises revived - and not just the Final Fantasy rubbish that was going on this gen. I'm totally with you on wanting to see another Chrono Trigger, but there are many other franchises. Or they could just create a new IP the same quality as Bravely Default (but put it on consoles). It's been awhile.

 

Although for me,  I don't necessarily need or want them all to be turn-based. That gameplay mechanic has had it's day, I actually think JRPG's should be more open and entirely real time (i.e. no separate "battle screen"). The problem isn't that they are trying to do quazi real-time combat systems, it's that they are often convoluted and not particularly well done - and still require you to break away from the overworld to go into a "battle screen". It ends up just being more of an annoyance than anything.  




#11657924 XBL Deals - DwG: EA | GwG: Aug games announced, Jul: BattleBlock Theater, X...

Posted by Agent Orange on 01 April 2014 - 03:55 AM

DeathSmiles2 X - Gold Price: $4.99 - 83% off - xbldb

 

 

Happy April Fool's Day

U sonofabitch.




#11600645 Free $5 PSN Gift Card via Sony Rewards

Posted by Agent Orange on 11 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

If you pre order and purchase Infamous Second Son from gamestop you'll get a code on your receipt for 500 points(worth $5). I already pre ordered 3, plan on returning two.

Are you a hobo?

 

Serious question.