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#31 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:39 PM

GTAV is such an anomaly to me and how it has held its price for so long. I would buy it at $16 except for the fact that so many new games are about to hit. And while my purchase matters not at all, it’s too little too late for me on this one. Maybe if it was $10 before GCU.

The online has been getting constant updates since launch and there haven't been a ton of stand out games this gen imo. That's why I think it continues to sell and held its value so long.



#32 RabbiHick  

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:06 PM

They’re definitely released a lot quicker now. They used to release almost a year after the initial theater release. I think there are so many more films released these days, that they need to release them physically before the hype dies down too much. Also, they want to cash in on releasing them on streaming platforms like Netflix, so they double and triple dip as quickly as possible.


Fair point, but I think it can have a detrimental effect as well. If I just saw it in theaters a week or two ago, I might be inclined to skip it at release and forget about it down the line. I can see both sides.

#33 jsb2642   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   63 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

Fair point, but I think it can have a detrimental effect as well. If I just saw it in theaters a week or two ago, I might be inclined to skip it at release and forget about it down the line. I can see both sides.

I'm inclined to think it's due to piracy more than anything else. I remember reading a few years back that they started the quick turnaround in places like China and Russia to compete with the bootleg street sellers, sometimes releasing their own copy while the movie was still in theaters.

#34 Sielanas  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:07 AM

Not sure what is going to happen. The box they came in say 8/13 but the website says 8/14.

Here's hoping. Have the CE preordered and would love to pick it up Monday. Yes, I'm taking off of work to play, I work overnights so I'll be good and ready.



#35 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3171 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:10 AM

Any glitches tonight?

#36 mrjelloman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:02 AM

I was wondering about the BfA release for Best Buy, as I have a CE for in-store pickup on preorder. I found this thread on their Community forums:

 

http://forums.bestbu...ght/true#M36801

 

Hey Everyone –

 

Our support teams got back to us with an answer ahead of the weekend. In an effort to meet the early US release time, it’s been decided that ship-to-home pre-orders are being shipped out with a Monday delivery date target. That said, there are chances that some people may not receive their order on Monday, and we recommend keeping a close eye on your tracking details over the weekend. 

 

For those of you who pre-ordered for in-store pickup. To ensure inventory is available at all locations, it’s been decided that we will open up purchase and pickup in-store on Tuesday Aug. 14. I know this isn’t the answer many of you were hoping to receive, however, this is being done to ensure orders are not inadvertently cancelled due to inventory being unavailable. 

 

See you in Azeroth,

Bummer, but oh well, I can wait a day since I can't really play until Wednesday anyways.



#37 e3man01   Cheap Assin' before most of you even picked up a controller CAGiversary!   321 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:31 AM

Owlboy at $25 is a great price, even better at GCU $20! It's that old school gameplay in modern colors. If you like platformers, highly recommended. Especially those retro gamers.

#38 Chuck Stank   Colts/Hawkeyes Fan CAGiversary!   1017 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:43 PM

Is it me or are movies coming to bluray/etc quicker than ever. Swear avengers was still in theaters like 2-3 weeks ago


Yes and I love it. I remember when I was a kid it took forever. For example, I saw 3 Ninjas in theaters and was so excited to watch it again on VHS but it took like a year for that to happen.

#39 BadWaluigi  

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

Used to be surprised at how bad these ads are. Now it's just par for the course.

#40 BadWaluigi  

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:45 PM

Owlboy at $25 is a great price, even better at GCU $20! It's that old school gameplay in modern colors. If you like platformers, highly recommended. Especially those retro gamers.


Looks cool but the issue is price. There are so many damn good full fledged indies at a fraction of that price. I'm holding out for $10/15. Not saying it isn't worth the price, just pointing out the competition.

#41 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13497 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:50 AM

Not sure what is going to happen. The box they came in say 8/13 but the website says 8/14.

Word, I'll hit up our store tomorrow and see what they say.

 

I was wondering about the BfA release for Best Buy, as I have a CE for in-store pickup on preorder. I found this thread on their Community forums:

 

http://forums.bestbu...ght/true#M36801

Bummer, but oh well, I can wait a day since I can't really play until Wednesday anyways.

So they're holding it back due to logistics? I don't understand why this wasn't handled better because past releases have always been coordinated just fine, especially when there's a change in the launch timing. This has been common knowledge for at least a month now, zero excuse.

 

I'm still going to the store and having them pull one from back because that's dumb IMO.



#42 Super Sonic   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   612 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

I was wondering about the BfA release for Best Buy, as I have a CE for in-store pickup on preorder. I found this thread on their Community forums:

 

http://forums.bestbu...ght/true#M36801

Bummer, but oh well, I can wait a day since I can't really play until Wednesday anyways.

Don't feel bad. My CE was preordered two months ago with ship to home.  It hasn't even shipped yet. I called BB just a moment ago and they said I could expect it late tomorrow. I'm a bit anxious to be honest because they didn't get Legion to me until 8 days after release.  Between Blizzard stripping down the collector editions of loot while upping the price simultaneously, I think I may just throw in the towel after this one and buy digital deluxe like Blizzard is pushing and prodding us to do just to avoid this crap.



#43 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   127 Posts   Joined 0.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

My BfA CE from BB shipped today...

#44 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1950 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:49 PM

Is Xcom 2 Collection's DLC on disc, or is it just a season pass code?

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#45 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1047 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:52 PM

Is Xcom 2 Collection's DLC on disc, or is it just a season pass code?

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Woah 2 discs? I am very surprised Firaxis and 2K didn't take the easy route and just print codes for DLCs for the PS4. Not even sure if that's the case for XB1 version.

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#46 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1504 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:27 PM

Kinda happy to see the return of two disc games even if they are just installs. Fond memories of games like that on ps1 though obviously there are better ways of distributing content now.

#47 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2270 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:16 AM

I was so excited when I first purchased the 3-discs set for FFVII ... rpg heaven and value galore back then. 



#48 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13497 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:02 AM

Don't feel bad. My CE was preordered two months ago with ship to home.  It hasn't even shipped yet. I called BB just a moment ago and they said I could expect it late tomorrow. I'm a bit anxious to be honest because they didn't get Legion to me until 8 days after release.  Between Blizzard stripping down the collector editions of loot while upping the price simultaneously, I think I may just throw in the towel after this one and buy digital deluxe like Blizzard is pushing and prodding us to do just to avoid this crap.

Not really sure who to blame on this one TBH. I sort of doubt Blizz had trouble getting retail boxes to stores in time so I'm leaning towards BB blew it on this one. They let me down today as well since I went to the store in search of a copy to play today. They fought me tooth and nail because of the release date on the website and it earned them a cancellation. Asked them to check their inventory for the sticker stating the release date: didn't care because of what the website said. Tried to tell them competitors were already selling them and it could be considered breaking street if they wanted to put it down as such: he didn't care; brainwashed by website date. Told him he was literally losing a sale of 2x copies and walked out.

 

Now I don't know about you but when I worked retail I knew that the street date was only as good as being competitive with other stores and if shit started getting sold early, you broke street after a call to your manager. It was FAR easier to explain breaking street on a game (which in this case wasn't even relevant but for the sake of this retard. . .) than it was losing an MST (Multi-SKU Transaction). Sometimes I wish I had been in charge of training these knuckleheads because they're so clueless. So well done BB, you lost $160 today and a strike against the record. Once my GCU is up, you may be losing more business in the future.

 

Oh and the expansion is actually really fucking good for once. I never got a chance to play WotLK but if I had, I'd imagine this was up there. We're having a blast so far. ;)



#49 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1699 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 03:50 PM

BB has a few Nintendo first party titles on sale for $45/$36 GCU:

Mario Odyssey
Mario Kart
Mario Tennis
Breath of the Wild

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#50 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2270 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

FatBoyInside

Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

BB has a few Nintendo first party titles on sale for $45/$36 GCU:

Mario Odyssey
Mario Kart
Mario Tennis
Breath of the Wild
 

 

Debating whether to buy a Switch title or increase my Nendoroid collection for roughly the same cost haha ... thx for the heads up. 



#51 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6202 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:36 AM

when was the last time best buy had the 50% bonus trade in for games?



#52 ritchardf  

Posted 15 August 2018 - 05:00 AM

when was the last time best buy had the 50% bonus trade in for games?

2 summers ago?



#53 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1277 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

Shadow of war gold 19.99  15.99 gcu



#54 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11388 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

Shadow of war gold 19.99  15.99 gcu

This probably deserves its own thread.  I think it may be part of the 2 days sale today and tomorrow.

 

Great price for the steelbook edition.



#55 Omni99  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:55 PM

Non game related, but that Avengers 1 UHD is definitely worth the upgrade from the blu ray. Get BB to price match Walmart at 22.32.



#56 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2270 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

FatBoyInside

Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:00 PM

Non game related, but that Avengers 1 UHD is definitely worth the upgrade from the blu ray. Get BB to price match Walmart at 22.32.

Would you say the same for Age of Ultron?  Unfortunately, I don't have a uhd tv set , just the Xbox One S player.



#57 dieselsoccer  

dieselsoccer

Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

Looks like nearly all CDs have finally been taken off the website



#58 Omni99  

Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

Would you say the same for Age of Ultron?  Unfortunately, I don't have a uhd tv set , just the Xbox One S player.

If you don't have a 4k HDR tv then the upgrade would be negligible over the blu ray. If you do, then Ultron too is much improved, although that movies has a more drab color palette to begin with so it's not quite as much of a leap. Both are worth it though.