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.
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.
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.
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!"
Every time I say I've got all I want out of this sale & I'm done, I end up going back.
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.
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.
By providing links to other sites, CheapAssGamer.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to CheapAssGamer.com. CheapAssGamer.com is owned and operated by CAG Productions, LLC.