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#11985022 PSN Weekly Deals - 8/26: PAX 2014, PixelJunk, and Call of Duty Sales! Plu...

Posted by leichstein on 05 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

I am not sure too. Final Fantasies 5, 6, 7 and 8 costs 10bucks? That doesn't look like a sale to me.

 

FFX/X-2 HD should cost 20 bucks even without sale. The 40 bucks they normally charge is way too expensive for old games, IMO.

Old games with upgraded graphics, 2-4 games in the bundle, trophy support, and (in SE's case) additional content that never made it to certain parts of the world is a damn good deal.




#11960129 PSN Weekly Deals - 8/26: PAX 2014, PixelJunk, and Call of Duty Sales! Plu...

Posted by leichstein on 27 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

How does inFAMOUS Second Son compare with inFAMOUS 1 or 2? I've played a bit of Second Son and I'm enjoying it, but I'm somewhat tempted to trade it in to Gamestop while they still have their 50% promotion, use $10 to buy #1 or 2 on the Super Hero sale and pocket the last $20.

Infamous 1 is good, but a little rough with some pretty annoying gameplay design choices (enemy AI is very good with sniping you from even from across the map). The level design is kind of drab and it gets repetitive pretty quickly (having to go down to the sewers and getting a new power again and again). The side missions are also extremely repetitive since there's only like a handful of types and you have to play them over and over, but in a different area.

 

Infamous 2 is an improvement in pretty much every way. The enemy AI is improved to where it's not too easy, but it's also not cheap. The level design is much more inspired. The colorful New Marais beats the gray drabness of Empire City. You get more powers than just lightning and how you gain them and level them up is more varied than the first. There's also a better variety of side missions to reduce the repetitive feel from the first game.

 

All in all, I would say give Infamous 1 a spin at least for the story. It might be a bit rough gameplay wise compared to Second Son, but it's still fun. After that, move onto Infamous 2. It plays better than 1 and is beefier than Second Son as far as content.




#11859007 Steam Deals Thread V12 ~ Summer Sale on Now!

Posted by leichstein on 21 June 2014 - 06:47 AM

the game or the porn?

the game. luckily i don't have to pay to watch the porn. i probably would though.




#11859000 Steam Deals Thread V12 ~ Summer Sale on Now!

Posted by leichstein on 21 June 2014 - 06:44 AM

I wasn't a huge fan of Skyrim, but after watching some Skyrim porn, I'm definitely gonna pick it up while it's on sale.




#11777074 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by leichstein on 21 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

Anyone have experience buying gaming gift cards (PSN/Steam/XBox cash) with the trade-in credit?

It's completely fine to do, but I got denied before they even rang the cards up saying, "you can't pay for a gift card with a gift card."  They wouldn't even humor me by trying to scan the cards which is ridiculous.

 

I just drove home and bought a $20 PSN cash card (e-mail code) with the gift card balance, so obviously it's possible.

 

Here's the annoying thing:  It's been over 20 hours and I haven't received the code in my inbox.  Anyone dealt with this garbage before?  Now I'm feeling like they just stole my games.

The only type of gift card you can't buy with a target gift card is a visa gift card. Everything else is fair game. If someone tries to deny you the purchase of any other type of gift card, just tell them to get a manager.

 

I heard you can combine gift cards.  What if you have some of these electronics trade in gift cards and some "regular" giftcards.  Will they combine them onto one "regular" gift card? If so, can you then get around the fact that you can't buy visa gift cards (or whatever) that can be used elsewhere?

Combining is really easy. All you have to do is go up to the service desk, tell them you want to combine your gift cards, tell them which gift card you want to keep, and they just have to scan them all and put the total value on the gift card that you want to keep. You can combine any type of target gift cards as long as it isn't a "monster" gift card. Most stores have a strict policy about not transferring the balances from the monster-shaped gift cards to regular-sized gift cards to combat scammers.

 

Also, there's no way around the visa gift card thing. The POS system actually prevents it and even reminds the team member that a visa gift card can't be purchased with it.




#11776421 Triple Game Trade In Value @ Target 5/18-5/24

Posted by leichstein on 21 May 2014 - 07:33 AM

This is a huge thread so sorry if I'm asking a redundant question. (I checked the OP btw)

 

If you get a Target gift card, can you then purchase a VISA gift card? So, in essence you are getting cash back or can move your Target credit? Thanks.

You can't convert a Target gift card to a visa gift card. The main reason for this is that it would give scammers a loophole to exploit the system even more. Many scammers (through theft or coupon fraud) will return items to the store and get back a certain value onto a gift card. Many people try to take them to places like giant eagle or other places that have the coinstar machines to get cash back for store gift cards. Target circumvents this by issuing "monster" gift cards if they suspect theft/fraud because they are shaped in such a way that they can't fit in the machines. Cashiers were also instructed not to transfer the balance of a monster gift card to a regular shaped gift card that would fit in those machines. If they allowed visa gift cards to be purchased using a gift card, it would nullify Target's attempts with mitigating how much damage scammers can do.

 

That said, you can get any other type of gift card.




#11687834 Best Buy sending out $5 RZ Cert emails, YMMV

Posted by leichstein on 13 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

Time to call customer service to figure out why they're not servicing a loyal customer.




#11223197 30% off purchase of 2 games target coupon exp 12/30(YMMV)

Posted by leichstein on 12 November 2013 - 12:54 AM

Im pretty sure Target takes returns without receipts, so if you come back next week you may be able to get $60 by returning the unopened games you dont want

 

You can also try returning them at walmart if the barcode's are the same (sometimes they arent)

 

youll get a gift card for items over $25 but a gift card at Walmart may as well be cash since you can buy groceries and anything you need there

 

You must be from SlickDeals. Not only is this highly unethical, but there's usually a limit to how much you can return without a receipt. At Target, it's $70 a year. Your little scheme, which constitutes return fraud, would only work once.




#11125988 BB - A Gift For You $5 cert YMMV (cert expires Oct 28th)

Posted by leichstein on 10 October 2013 - 11:43 PM

Hate to ruin the fun, but you guys all apparently missed the post a while back where he clearly spelled trolling in italics.

 

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. I was waiting for someone to notice. I was actually tempted to point that out myself.




#10899946 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by leichstein on 12 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Forget Kayne; the blaring music during the Save Shaundi mission alone made the game for me.

This. "I Need A Hero" makes anything awesome. I really wish it was one of the songs that played on the in-car radio.




#10899866 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by leichstein on 12 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

Damn it. I paid $12.49 for the Portal bundle yesterday, and 2 could go on sale for $5. Oh well. I got Dark Souls during its flash sale and Metro: Last Light for a penny. I feel like the latter compensates for any more purchases I wind up making. By the way, what are people's opinion on Binding of Isaac? Been following it for a while and that looks like a good price.