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#13639146 $8.62 off $50 Amazon order 2/22 only

Posted by FatherChesz on 22 February 2017 - 11:41 PM

I will continue to pretend I'm 18 with 50 bucks of Taco Bell gift cards. That's almost 10 naked chicken chalupa boxes!

#13604341 Best Buy: Visa Checkout $25 off $100 (expires 1/21)

Posted by FatherChesz on 19 January 2017 - 08:26 PM

Yakuza 0 getting rave reviews :)


I preordered a copy using this promo and so should all of you

Ordered it twice!  Mostly because my Discover got canceled and it messed up my initial Visa Checkout promo order from last year, but I haven't missed a Yakuza game on release since the 3rd one.  Still need to finish 4 and 5, but I'm hoping as a prequel this one can be enjoyed without having played all the others.

#13603918 Best Buy: Visa Checkout $25 off $100 (expires 1/21)

Posted by FatherChesz on 19 January 2017 - 01:22 PM

This is most effective on CE's/Nintendo titles that are unlikely to see discounts, or accessories, particularly on the Switch.  Short of some kind of massive glitch, it's probably the best you're going to do at launch for this stuff.  


I'd love to see a B2G1 like Amazon did with PS4 stuff, but there's not been a precedent on a Nintendo home console that I can remember.  I think ToysRUs did B1G1 40% off on 3DS launch titles but that's equal to Prime or GCU anyway.

#13565383 Download Lost Odyssey for free! For real this time! (Deal is dead, no...

Posted by FatherChesz on 14 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

Glad I resisted picking this up from the 10 dollar bin at the Times Square TRU 6 or 7 years ago, I knew that eventually it would pay off.

#13555688 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by FatherChesz on 05 December 2016 - 07:34 PM

does streaming not compare to the discs because of bandwidth limitations? i have google fiber so i should be able to stream 4k with no problem, but it seems like netflix and amazon are throttling (or being throttled) the amount of bandwidth they use. or is streaming 4k just lower quality regardless of bandwidth?

Compression is the biggest factor in streaming video, it doesn't matter how much bandwidth you have available. Many folks insist that UHD discs are far superior, though I suspect you'd need to see the material side by side to really appreciate the difference.  I've only watched one UHD movie, and I've never seen it streamed so I don't have an objective comparison.


The one aspect that is very limited in streaming is the audio.  No service offers anything better than a 5.1 mix, you miss out if you have a 7.1, Atmos or DTSX setup, though I doubt that's very common.

#13532966 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by FatherChesz on 22 November 2016 - 08:33 PM

I got a couple of screenshots.



Good man.  I am looking forward to the arguments I will have with the support staff over this one, I'm really hoping they just cancel all the orders and issue a $20 gift card so we can order the current bundle and be done with the watching and waiting.

#13526560 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by FatherChesz on 18 November 2016 - 02:46 PM

Because I'm fresh off the phone with the Best Buy and tired of knowing more about their policies than they do, I made a post on their forums in the IDEAX section, asking they do some training and maybe provide some calculators to their support team.  If anyone else is super bored feel free to vote it up or shit all over it, as appropriate.




More OT:  I feel like I've been shorted a few certs myself, but after the last call I feel like slamming my extremities in a car door would yield better results than calling them again.

#13509904 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (PC) - $8.97 GameStop

Posted by FatherChesz on 04 November 2016 - 03:25 PM

Well CDKeys has it for $50

If you live in Europe.

#13448036 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by FatherChesz on 01 September 2016 - 05:49 PM

I want, and will acquire, the entire Zelda line. The pixel-Link in particular is right in my wheelhouse. I hunger for it's nostalgic perfection. The original Legend of Zelda continues to be among my favorite games of all time, ever.

There is a World of Nintendo pixel Link that looks exactly the same, and is probably about half the price if you aren't worried about the amiibo functionality, or if you just want one right now.

#13448031 LoZ: Skyward Sword (digital) (Wii/Wii U) $19.99

Posted by FatherChesz on 01 September 2016 - 05:45 PM

Shame they aren't doing the half price intro special, like they did on Mario Galaxy 2 or Metroid Prime Trilogy.  I can't justify 20 bucks on a title I've owned for years, especially when I could throw the disc into the system.

#13439700 NES Classic Edition Pre-order at Target.com

Posted by FatherChesz on 23 August 2016 - 03:17 PM

Then I guess I'm a fucking pizza snob Brian because I really HATE the limits of the franchises choice of toppings, nevermind the quality of the pizza.  I'll take Pine Nuts, Cashews, Garlic and other toppings on my pizza thank you very much.


Pine nuts? Cashews? It's a pizza, not the Planters showcase.


Hell, lets get some french fries and oreos and do it right.




Spoiler alert: It's amazing but it needs pepperoni to set it off just perfectly.


Right, ah, NES...I have a colleague who swears by Double Dragon 2, has young children, and would love to share his childhood experiences.  Sounds like this would be a perfect fit for him.  I have made a habit of buying video game related products and routinely make poor decisions (Ouya, Onlive) so it fits for me as well.

#13429557 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by FatherChesz on 11 August 2016 - 07:51 PM

I would like to get Mafia 3 for the PC thru this deal . If the game box has a label saying "PC DVD-ROM Software" on the front, it means I need a optical drive to download it right? Meaning it doesn't provide a steam key? Here is the link:



If it's EA, it's on Origin, if it's Ubisoft, it's on uPlay, if it's neither of those, there's a 95% chance there's a Steam key in the box that won't require any use of the disc(s) whatsoever.  Mafia 2 was a Steam key, but I didn't find anything concrete on this one.  I think the last retail PC game I bought that didn't activate on any major service was Max Payne 3.

#13423304 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by FatherChesz on 04 August 2016 - 03:22 PM


Seems Amazon has the Kirby series discounted (found this posted on SD during my morning price hunting)


These have been in freefall over the last few days.  Hope they can hit Animal Crossing levels eventually then it's time to strike!

#13400374 $89.99 Pokemon Sun and Moon Steelbook Dual Pack (Amazon Exclusive)

Posted by FatherChesz on 13 July 2016 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for the heads up, I preordered it. And I know the first Adventure Time game CE came with a BMO steelbook case in the states.

Close, it was the second game. The first was on both DS and 3DS and featured an Echridion SB.

#13395451 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by FatherChesz on 08 July 2016 - 02:11 PM

We used to have a team of Jr. Detectives running customer service at my Walmart, my store has the low price on both the 60 and 65 inch tv's and all the stores around it have them in stock.  If I needed a TV or had friends at the store I'd try a return/rebuy but Walmart has proven to defy any convention of logic in my experience so I'll spend the day driving around and catching Pokemon instead.