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CAGcast #547: Super Negative Warhead


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17665 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

The gang talks Deadpool 2 (with post-show spoiler session), State of Decay 2, Battlefield V, E3 hype, The Forest, and so much more!

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Show Linkage/Notes:
Intro - Sonique - Feels So Good (YASTREB Remix)
Outro - Shipwreck Loves the Jack And Jill Trailer

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#2 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17665 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

Pssst:

 

 

Amazon.com: Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art ...

#3 WittyNickname   Ne'er-do-well CAGiversary!   302 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

WittyNickname

Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

Regarding GCU, I'm afraid we're doing a lot of handwringing for no reason. Worrying about how long it's going to take Best Buy to recognize a bad decision is us ignoring the fact you touched on at the start of the conversation: Best Buy is tacitly getting out of the games business. They've decided it's more cost-effective to pivot away from gaming than to keep a permanent loss leader on offer.

 

Which really sucks, admittedly. But everyone shouting at Best Buy on social media about how they're going to take their games business elsewhere is being met with a permissive shrug from the company, I believe.



#4 redividedbyd   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

redividedbyd

Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:35 PM

I had completely forgotten about it until looking for news on what was going on with GCU, but the reason Amazon started offering a discount on pre-orders with Prime a couple years ago was supposedly because of the sales pressure BBY was putting on them. That alone makes the program a huge success for them!

 

I haven't walked into a Gamestop in years, so when Amazon eventually discontinues their discount program I probably won't pre-order a console game again until the long hard war for consumer rights is finally lost (IE next gen) and everything is digital/subscription only.

 

BTW Cheapy I recommend "How to Grill" by Steven Raichlen if you're at all in the market for a cookbook on the subject. He's done a bunch of books and has/had a show on PBS so you can check out his website at https://barbecuebible.com/ if you're interested, but for starters just think of a propane grill as an oven that's on f i r e and you'll be halfway there.



#5 Diesoft  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 11:08 PM

I can't tell you about the behind-the-scenes politics and business decisions but I used to work for one of those cults...I mean best buys....and all employees got a discount on everything. When I was there it was 5% over cost (they said it was to cover shipping costs). So a $50 game was $42-ish for employees. It will be noticeable margin, I think. A popular item is going to make money for sure. Not sure how many members were saving more than their membership but yeah, like you said, it was a good way to get feet in the store. 

I don't remember ever going to a Best Buy and thinking how much I loved it there in the last 15 years. I mean...good luck, BB, I guess...



#6 koheed  

Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:20 PM

Anyone have luck with the CAGCAST code on littlebits? It's not working for me. Maybe it has something to do with the Droid kit already being on sale for $25 off.



#7 Chicken008   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Chicken008

Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:50 PM

Regarding the N64 Classic Edition.

Nintendo owns the Donkey Kong/Diddy Kong universe so Donkey Kong 64 and Diddy Kong Racing shouldn't be a problem. They'd probably have to remove or get permission to keep Banjo, Conker and Tiptup in Diddy Kong Racing though.

There were 3rd party titles on the NES and SNES Classic Editions so hopefully they can work something out with Microsoft and other 3rd parties.



#8 MP77   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   209 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:10 PM

Which monitor arms did Cheapy buy? 



#9 partime20XX  

partime20XX

Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:20 AM

I think the free games Twitch offers are a great reason to go with Prime.  I know they aren't all heavy hitters, but Steam World Dig 2 and Superhot were worth it alone so far.  I look forward to those more than discounts on new releases.

 

Also, thanks for the heads up on the PSN 20% coupon this week!



#10 Princess Zelda   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1904 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Princess Zelda

Posted 28 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

Cooking tip: use a digital meat thermometer. It takes the guess work and frustration out of cooking. They are cheaper then the meat your cooking. You won't undercook or over cook again. With grilling you'll know where the hot spots are and how to position and move around the meat.   



#11 skwak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

Cheapy, you said customer service at Best Buy wasn't that bad. I remember a conversation from a CAGcast a long time ago where you had trouble buying something in the store that you pre-ordered online, or something along those lines. Didn't you have to talk to several employees, and it took an unusually long amount of time?

#12 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1056 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

I usually have a decent time shopping at Best Buy, but the last time I went I tried to buy PSN cards using a BB gift card, and the woman behind the counter told me that wasn’t allowed. So I went home and ordered them online using the BB gift card.