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#14329636 Nintendo Switch Online 12 Months Individual Membership $14.39

Posted by DavidD on Yesterday, 03:15 AM in Video Game Deals

It's too bad there's no way to upgrade from a single plan to a family plan...




#14328182 Best Buy 9/22 only ... save 10% on Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo eShop digital...

Posted by DavidD on 22 September 2020 - 10:38 PM in Video Game Deals

I've found that I can pretty regularly get about 10% off eShop cards on Raise - combine that with eBates/Rakuten, and I can generally get about 11% off "normally".

 

I miss the days of 20% off.




#14327094 Super Mario 3D All Stars (Physical) up for preorder

Posted by DavidD on 22 September 2020 - 01:04 AM in Video Game Deals

Well, another person eligible for the pins, but the "codes" are out of stock.

 

I do assume there will be another run of them between now and December, but...




#14325777 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 19 September 2020 - 06:51 AM in Video Game Deals

Am I crazy, or was the "locked camera" mode removed from Super Mario 64?

 

I thought you could switch to the "Mario Camera" and hold R to keep the camera locked into a view, regardless of where Mario ran to.  I can't seem to get it working in this version, possibly as L and R appear to do the same thing...




#14325175 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 18 September 2020 - 06:00 AM in Video Game Deals

Urban Flow Extended Edition - $1.69
 
I don't know if this is a discount for owning other games by the publisher or not, but Urban Flow Extended Edition is appearing on my Switch eShop for $1.69 -- the base game is $15, with a $2.00 expansion pack, and this contains both.  It has a rating of 80 on Metacritic, too.
I can't find the bundle on the website, but Dekudeals has it listed for $8.49 right now... the game description page on the eShop doesn't MENTION a deal for owning other titles, but that's probably what's going on.
 
Hey -- it's a (relatively) well-reviewed game by Baltoro! How'd that happen?



#14315324 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 20 August 2020 - 06:28 AM in Video Game Deals

I would buy both Xcom and Bioshock collections if they were 29.99 used -- which doesn't seem unreasonable, given they are $32 elsewhere new right now.

 

Oh well -- 50% off would be nice.




#14314299 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 15 August 2020 - 08:08 AM in Video Game Deals

I'm confused...

 

I logged in, and saw the giant "BUY $100 in PRE-OWNED GAMES ($29.99 and below),GET 50% OFF" banner...

 

I added $120 in preowned games that were $29.99 and below to my cart.

 

I don't see a discount.

 

Is the promo over, or does this not include any games in the "Pro" sale?




#14314298 Arcade Archives Super Punch-Out! appears to be using the Japanese ROM

Posted by DavidD on 15 August 2020 - 07:58 AM in Switch

Super Punch-Out has what sounds like Japanese voiced fighter introductions.  I thought the announce voice was all in English.  Can anyone confirm that?  Usually these Arcade Archives games let you choose which region ROM you play, but I don't see a way to change in this one.




#14313287 Five Below $5 games

Posted by DavidD on 11 August 2020 - 07:58 AM in Video Game Deals

Can confirm.

 

I stock at Five Below and put out several boxes of Inklings and ZSS yesterday. Smash amiibo are usually reserved for seasonal/holiday ads, while Animal Crossing come at random intervals. Last time we got a shipment was just prior to New Horizons' release.

I just learned there were a few Five Below in my area, and I stopped by this week -- all I found were Blathers, Tom Nook, and Celeste.  However, I might have to stop by a bit later and check again if this is true.




#14313286 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 11 August 2020 - 07:57 AM in Video Game Deals

I'm pretty sure that Jonathan Brandstetter, the real life Johnny Turbo, works for the Data East rights holder or the company porting these games.

Something weird is going on with those games... I was trying to contact the publisher to ask (fruitlessly) if there might ever be an update allowing us to disable the awful filter...

 

As best as I can tell, the original company was disbanded and a UK based corporation now owns the rights.  This also makes it rather unlikely we'll see any updates or new releases.




#14307884 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 22 July 2020 - 06:46 AM in Video Game Deals

I wandered into a local Gamestop today to get a $10 eShop card with my $5 off coupon...

 

The store's walls are so, so empty.

 

If you told me they were planning to clear everything out, I wouldn't be surprised.  It's POSSIBLE it's just low stock due to the past few months, but the employee told me they barely get anything in aside from preorders, and they haven't had controllers or systems for the past few months...




#14306812 Nintendo Switch in stock at BestBuy.com

Posted by DavidD on 17 July 2020 - 03:37 AM in Video Game Deals

To be fair to BadWaluigi=Luigi, many have pointed the finger at Nintendo in the past for doing this - with the NES Classics, 2DS/3DS, numerous amibos, the Wii, and so on and so forth.  And it's not an unsupported allegation.  Nintendo's official responses to some of these so-called shortages are so laughably bad that it's almost as if their PR spokesperson was adding a not-so-subtle "wink, wink" at the end of each statement.

 

However, those shortages - as artificial as they were -

At the risk of sounding incredibly naive.... what is the supporting evidence making this a "not unsupported allegation" that proves that the aforementioned shortages were "artificial," exactly?  As opposed to, oh, I don't know, the possibility that things sold well enough to make them difficult to restock?




#14306014 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 14 July 2020 - 03:54 AM in Video Game Deals

There's a pizza making game for free right now on the Switch eShop if you own some other games. The name slips my mind, and my Switch isn't near me to check, but I'm sure somebody else knows the name.

I wish it were easier to find the free stuff.  The specialized discounts don't easily appear, sadly... targeted discounts aren't used when sorting games.

 

I don't see the discount currently... did it end, or does it have very specific requirements?




#14303974 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 06 July 2020 - 06:11 AM in Video Game Deals

It's just after 11 Pacific time, and the $10 off ___ coupon is now missing from my offers....

 

I ALMOST put together an online order to use it, too.




#14303495 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 04 July 2020 - 03:54 AM in Video Game Deals

Has anyone here played Damascus Gear Operation Osaka? It's an isometric mech battle arena/dungeon crawler from Arc System Works. Seems to have pretty mixed to decent reviews. MSRP is $19.99, but it's on sale for $2.40 until July 8th.

https://www.nintendo...ld's currency).

 

 

It's $2.39 on PlayStation Network as well.  They're having a big sale on Arc System Works games there too.

I just stumbled across this deal -- not sure how I missed it.  For $2.40, it seems reasonably interesting...




#14303493 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 04 July 2020 - 03:50 AM in Video Game Deals

I was just about to tell folks about this -- but you got to it first!

 

Free game for owners of "Lydia ($4), EQQO ($6) or Soul Searching ($10)"

Guys, Infini is Free if you own any of their other games:




#14303492 GameStop Email Coupon (YMMV) - Save $10 on $50 (In-Store Only)

Posted by DavidD on 04 July 2020 - 03:45 AM in Video Game Deals

Anyone have any suggestions for Switch stuff, other than Paper Mario?  Amazon still has the 15% off eShop credit promotion going, and I'm having a hard time thinking of anything to use the $10 off $60 on... controllers, perhaps.




#14302829 GameStop Email Coupon (YMMV) - Save $10 on $50 (In-Store Only)

Posted by DavidD on 02 July 2020 - 03:24 AM in Video Game Deals

$10 off $60.

 

No idea what to try using it on, if anything...




#14302826 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 02 July 2020 - 03:22 AM in Video Game Deals

Eh... I have a $10 off $60 coupon, and I can't think of anything to use it on.




#14301549 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 28 June 2020 - 01:13 AM in Video Game Deals

I logged on last night but I couldn't find anything for the Switch that was worth trying to work a deal out for... sigh.




#14300157 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by DavidD on 23 June 2020 - 08:19 AM in Video Game Deals

I got the Toki Retro Collector Switch pack in a local store today for $15.99 - $5.00 pro certificate... about $11 for the mini cabinet seems almost worth it.




#14299223 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 19 June 2020 - 03:45 AM in Video Game Deals

Hey folks... a few publishers regularly offer discounts on titles for owners of OTHER games by the same publisher.  These discounts only appear if you browse the eShop page for the game on your Switch, which makes it difficult to find such discounts.

 

Anyway, the following discounts appear to be active at the moment, although I don't know when they'll end -- the info will be on the game's page on your Switch's eShop if you're eligible, though.

 

  • Drageus Games publisher (lots of shovelware)
    • Genetic Disaster - $2.99 instead of $14.99 if you own one of several other Drageus games.
    • Pew Paw -- $0.99 instead of $6.99 if you own of several other Drageus games.
    • Funbox Party -- FREE instead of $0.39 if you own one of several other Drageus games.
  • Ultimate Games publisher (seems like slightly higher quality shovelware)
    • Climbros -- $7.92 instead of $8.41 if you own one of several other Ultimate games. (Okay, it's a tiny discount, but...)
  • 7Levels publisher
    • Destrobots -- $4.99 instead of $9.99 if you own one of several other 7Levels games

 

Useful notes for anyone interested in finding ownership discounts:

  • Discount information (dates, required titles) only appears on the Switch eShop - not the web based one.  If you want to know what titles enable the discount, you need to browse the game description on the Switch.
  • Discounts will automatically display on the Switch eShop if you are eligible.  Browse any list of games and the discounts you are eligible for will be displayed.  While you can purchase these games at the same discount on the web eShop, the actual discount won't be displayed until you click through the PURCHASE GAME link.
  • If you sort a list of games by price, the sorting is done by the standard public price/discount, and does not reflect any special discount you are eligible for.  The easiest way to "browse" for personal discounts is to sort a list of games by price, then scroll down the list looking for any price that appears out of place.  A free title for you that is normally $9.99 for everyone else will appear with the other $9.99 games.
  • If you add a title to your wish list, the web wish list WILL display the current discount for any games you are eligible for.

I wish there were an easy way to quickly check for discounts -- a few of the cheap software companies appear to regularly be marking various games as free to owners of other titles, probably to bump up their sales/download ratings on the eShop.  Drageus, Baltaro, Ultimate, Qubic, and Cool Small Games have all given away titles in the past several months.




#14298368 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by DavidD on 16 June 2020 - 05:04 AM in Video Game Deals

Free Game Alert:

FunBox Party by Drageus Games is currently if you one one of several select titles by the publisher.

 

I'm not saying the game is any good, but it's free at the moment if you own one of several other Drageus Games titles.




#14297779 Amazon - 15% Cash Back on Nintendo eShop Cards for Amazon Card Members - Ends...

Posted by DavidD on 14 June 2020 - 12:58 AM in Video Game Deals

Did not know I could use gold coins to pay for the online... that changes things. I paid for 1 year and got the free year from twitch, so now I know exactly what my gold stockpile is going towards.I

It's best to use gold points for the online membership, as you don't get any gold coins back from the membership.




#14296497 Amazon - 15% Cash Back on Nintendo eShop Cards for Amazon Card Members - Ends...

Posted by DavidD on 11 June 2020 - 08:04 AM in Video Game Deals

This seemed like it might be applicable to many folks' interests:

 

Amazon appears to be offering 15% cash back on Nintendo eShop card purchases until July 5th.

 

https://www.amazon.c...=pcb-SQRG7SWJMX

 

 

I posted this in the Nintendo eShop deals thread, but it occurred to me that this might be of interest to most Switch owners.