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#12040161 Amazon Video Games Gold Box Tuesday 8/26

Posted by argyle on Yesterday, 05:10 PM

I bit on the PS4 LE - seems like a decent price for the nice statue & steelbook.  I know it may go cheaper, but it also may sell out before that happens so I decided to pull the trigger.  

#12028104 Lightning Returns FFXIII GameStop Exclusive DualShock 3 $39.99 NEW *In-s...

Posted by argyle on 21 August 2014 - 10:26 PM

Tempted to get one to actually use - keeping my other one sealed.  ;)

#11977726 $24gcu / $30 Nintendo Land w/ Luigi Controller (Bestbuy, YMMV)

Posted by argyle on 02 August 2014 - 11:38 PM

I knew better than to call on the weekend - you get the 'B' team. :-|


At first the guy told me to "wait until the points post from the purchase, then if it doesn't appear to call back".  I told him the 20% off was supposed to be taken at the register immediately at purchase.  He then puts me on hold for about 5 mins before telling me to return it & rebuy it at the store.



#11977559 $24gcu / $30 Nintendo Land w/ Luigi Controller (Bestbuy, YMMV)

Posted by argyle on 02 August 2014 - 10:05 PM

Grabbed one yesterday but like others here, they refused the 20% off because it was "on clearance".  Anyone had any success calling BB's customer support after the purchase & getting an adjustment?  

#11972304 Best Buy $10 Reward Cert. Pre-order Promo. [Update: Halo: The Master Chi...

Posted by argyle on 31 July 2014 - 10:26 PM

How slow are release date games shipped? I'd like to get Destiny from Best Buy with GCU, but I don't want to wait forever.

Depends on where you are.  I'm elite and every single game they've shipped me has arrived the day after release, without fail.  I always get in-store pickup if possible since I drive by a BB store every day.  


I preordered a bunch of games in-store recently, put $5 down on each.  Went to pickup the first of them, TLoUR, on Tues and they had a complete breakdown over the GCU.  I swear, BB's system is retarded, so if the employee isn't really sharp they can screw the whole thing up in a heartbeat.  I've been told I have multiple accounts in their system, which makes no sense to me.  All of my info shows correctly on the website.  Anyway, I don't know if that was the problem or not, but the girl had to get 2 more people and it took 40 mins total to pickup the game.  There went my lunch hour.  


I asked if I could expect that for the others, and they said "No, as long as you tell the person before they ring you up that they had trouble w/ the GCU discount last time."  That doesn't inspire confidence, and I know if they end up screwing up on a $10 RZ cert game & have to do a return/rebuy, then I'll have to fight to get THAT straightened out.  So I think I'm going to cancel the rest of the preorders & just place them online.  It's less stressful that way.  

#11916533 Sony PSN $0.99 flash sale (US)

Posted by argyle on 12 July 2014 - 08:33 AM

I said the same earlier. I don't understand how people can do it, and I grew up with this stuff. It hasn't aged well at all. Pretty much the entire PS1/Saturn/N64 gen is ooogly. I'd rather just preserve my good memories of them.

Depends on the game I guess.  I play through Symphony of the Night on a regular basis.  Tomba & Klonoa are both great on the Vita, they aged fantastically imo.  And most RPGs hold up great to me.  That's just a few off the top of my head.  I don't know that I'd play an old PS1 fighter or racer, and the 3D action games are pretty rough (my wife tried the original Silent Hill and found it unplayable).  But there are definitely games that stand the test of time on the system - quite a few of them IMO.  

#11910718 Reduced Price Guide Thread XIV (FAQ in 2nd Post) Last Drop on 3/26

Posted by argyle on 10 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

I've never tried this myself, but I know of some fellow CAGs who have taken the 'dive' for penny guides:



I watch some vids on youtube from time to time about ppl who get good game finds at garage sales & thrift stores, so for a bit it started recommending some dumpster diving videos to me as well.  I watched a couple, couldn't watch any more.  The whole time I'm watching a grown man dig around in trash I just keep thinking "have a little self respect!"

#11903038 YMMV ToysRUS "Green" Clearance is 50% off or more!

Posted by argyle on 08 July 2014 - 09:53 AM

Stop being ridiculous.


I *AM* Ridikolus!  :-P



Went to Capitola/SC Toys R Us.


Picked up You Dont Know Jack (DS), Darksiders 2(PS3) and LBP Racing(PS3) for 20.20.


Still debating on whether I should go back for Modnation Racers for 4.99..

IMO Modnation Racers is a much better game than LBP Racing.  

#11899111 YMMV ToysRUS "Green" Clearance is 50% off or more!

Posted by argyle on 06 July 2014 - 11:22 PM

Every time I say I've got all I want out of this sale & I'm done, I end up going back.  :-P


Yesterday I snagged a official carrying case for the Wii U tablet controller for $3, a pack of DSi XL screen protectors for .10, a mini-backpack DS Mario carrying case for $3 and 2 PS3 games - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for $7.50 and Modnation Racers for $5.


After discovering last night that my Wii U Skylanders portal will work w/ the PS3 (I got in on one of the $200 Wii U Skylanders bundles a few months back but would rather play the game on PS3) I went back today & got the Skylanders: Giants portal owner's pack for $12.50, the Skylanders tower storage/display case for $5, the Skylander Giants battle arena display thingy for $7.50, 2 Skylanders Giants button packs for $1.25/each, 2 packs of screen protectors that have protectors included for ds lite, dsi, dsi xl, 3ds & vita for .20/each & 2 Wii U accessories I had passed on yesterday - Nyko charge base for 2 Wii U pro controllers for $3 & Dreamgear Wii U tablet speaker dock for $3.50.  


Only way I'll go back now is if they DO drop the green tags to 90% off, they had quite a few Skylanders Giants 3DS starter kits that I'd take for $5.  

#11853103 Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!

Posted by argyle on 19 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

Arc Rise Fantasia - fantastic premise, story looks promising, but the voice acting is horrible. I don't know if it or Resident Evil is worse in that department lol.

Xenoblade Chronicles still goes for $49.99 used ;(

Worth every penny.  Best JRPG of the gen IMO.  I put around 120 hours into it easy and didn't come close to doing everything.  


Just saw the Japanese trailer myself. I still wish there was a definite release date besides "Summer 2014". I'm not surprised at the flame wars that transpired in the YouTube comments. "Should also be on 3DS, it can handle it", "Nothing to play on Vita", "SAO ripped off .Hack". etc. Basically, ardent fan pointless arguments. 


I also just found out myself that Tales of Heart R will only have the Japanese Dub with Subtitles. While it won't stop me from purchasing it I've never really been the biggest fan when it comes to Japanese dubs/subtitles when I have to end up doing two things at once. In the end I'll still purchase it. Then you've got people who think that English Dubs are awful in general. I'll admit there are some bad ones but they aren't all awful. I bring up that last part up, because of the GameInformer comments I also read.

I used to be a sub-only snob in my younger days - but then again, in the early days of anime & games the English tracks really *did* suck.  Most of what people claim to be horrible voice acting these days is extremely good by comparison.  


I did actually switch Tales of Symphonia to the Japanese track only because the skits are fully voiced in Japanese but not in English.  :-(

#11846156 Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!

Posted by argyle on 16 June 2014 - 08:07 AM

I know a lot of people hate that gamestop reprinted xenoblade but I'm glad they did. the prices were getting stupid

I think a lot of people forget that if not for GS working with Nintendo to bring the game to the US in the first place, we likely would never have gotten it.  

#11844593 Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!

Posted by argyle on 15 June 2014 - 04:12 PM

Just got a Wii U and since I skipped out on the Wii last generation, which RPG's would you all recommend for the Wii? Thanks in advance!!

Xenoblade is definitely the best, but also check out Pandora's Tower, The Last Story & Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.  

#11811439 Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!

Posted by argyle on 03 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

Don't know if this is listed elsewhere, but Guided Fate Paradoxis $20 through Amazon. Worth getting at that price?

A friend of mine on another board raves about that game.  I'd say if you're a fan of Rogue-likes it's worth it.  

#11811259 Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!

Posted by argyle on 03 June 2014 - 05:57 PM

According to nis website mine hasn't shipped yet. I did order during the brief restock though.

When I ordered Mugen Souls Z LE during that restock I received it about Thurs or Friday the week it came out.  

#11792133 Best Buy Smash Bros Wii U Coin/$5 Cert when preordering on 6/11 and 6/14

Posted by argyle on 27 May 2014 - 11:10 AM

Good job Nintendo!  I'm predicting now that whatever special promo they do for the next Mario will only be available in Alaska.   :roll: