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WonkyToad

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#14289253 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 15 May 2020 - 04:27 PM

 

????HUH????WTF???
I though they said that they we not going to add anything else to these....




#14255508 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 13 January 2020 - 11:29 PM

But you use your real name, address, and phone number in the purchase, right? Privacy reveals your name and number to allow the transaction to go through, doesn't it and Nintendo is still the merchant. So even if you have a different email address your name is the same on both accounts and you've redeemed a code that has been sold through Nintendo's Argentina store on your account with the same name...

It seems like it would be trivial for Nintendo to pull data on this and revoke keys, so what am I missing that makes it safe?

Nintendo has decided to make the Switch, unlike any of their systems in the past, "region free".

That means that you are safe and legal to be able to buy anything from any country and put it on that Switch. If you wanted, you could fly to Tokyo right now, buy a bunch of physical games, take them home and play them in your living-room.

Nintendo has made the decision to allow this to happen. It is a fantastic thing. Especially if you are wanting a a physical copy of anything that has 2 or more games on it. The Mega Man series on the Switch, FF X/X-2, Bayonetta... These are just SOME of the games that have only 1 on the cart and the rest you download. In Japan, they are completely on the cart.

Or, think of those cool games that look super wacky and you KNOW that they are not coming to your country. Viola! buy them on a different E-Shop or buy them to import a physical copy.

 

Nintendo has chosen to allow this to happen. I have noticed that there has been a big turnaround in the mindset of Nintendo, region free, no censorship (when possible), and allowing "M" rated games. They have become more "consumer friendly" and for me, it is a very welcome change.

 

AND...There is a good debate for the ethical theories involved. But that is a whole other subject.

(I love a good debate)  :razz:




#14210744 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 18 September 2019 - 02:07 PM

Blah blah blah slickdeals back and forth. Let’s go back to Nintendo stuff. All this nonsense made me totally miss Ni No Kunis release.

You missed the Ni No Kuni release? How? It is not until Friday...




#14210737 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 18 September 2019 - 01:52 PM

For CC's, I used to be deep into CC debt.  I gave up buying stuff for quite a while to dig out of that.  Having a CC and being responsible isn't hard if you only use it knowing you have the cash to immediately pay it off.  Adding on top of existing debt you can't finish paying off before the payment is due is a sign you need to stop buying crap and get your finances in order.   I find it harder to budget using CC's for anything more than specific purchases I can immediately pay off.  I use cash for most stuff purchased in person.   That makes budgeting easier because if I don't have the cash I don't buy it.  It also makes balancing my account easy as it's one single withdraw a week instead of a ton of tiny transactions.

 

 

Here's the difference in your scenario and mine.  I bought a game over on Videogamesplus.ca.  My CC info got sniped along the way because of their lack of website security.  With my BoA CC, I got alerts pouring in that there were charges (something I set up to alert me on charges of $1 or more).  This was at the authorization stage.  Moments later BoA was texting me that they locked my card and to verify the charges because they looked fraudulent.  I verified with a reply text they were fraudulent.  They shipped me a new card and I was back in business a few days later.

 

What I don't suggest is use the same card for incidental purchases like this and bills because like your Debit card scenario, everything you have setup with automatic payments from that account now has to be updated with the new card info.   I personally don't do automatic payments on anything because I want to control who is taking money at what time... but it would still suck having to update stored payment information because something small caused me to get a new account number.

 

Yea, the scenario I was referring to was for a Debit Card. While CCs are easier to deal with, you still have options if issues like this happen with your Debit Cards.

 

And YES 0-Balance CCs are definitely how they should be KEPT. - Respect -




#14188442 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by WonkyToad on 12 July 2019 - 11:02 PM

I love that I ordered 6 games from the b2g1 with 2-day shipping and 6 days later they're still not here. They're supposedly 'out for delivery' in a city 2 hours away as of right now and it's way past the time they usually deliver here. [emoji848]

Yea, their 2 day shipping is an absolute joke.
Last time I used it it took 3 days just to get the order to process and then 3 days before the order shipped and 4 days to ship it here.
I would hate to ask how long the standard shipping takes.


#14188025 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by WonkyToad on 11 July 2019 - 10:55 PM

If only you were able to play 3DS games on the lite...

That would be the thing that would make me want to get it.




#14169562 Moonlighter (Nintendo for $15, XBOX for $10, PS4 for $10)

Posted by WonkyToad on 29 May 2019 - 02:02 PM

This genuinely makes me frustrated.
If it is said that the reason for the retail physical copy for the Switch versions is the actual cost of the cartridge, then why is the on offer price for the digital version $5 more as well?
I know the argument that they don't want to upset the retailers and wants them to keep selling their hardware. But at this stage, I have to call shenanigans on that. This is an on offer, limited time, sale price on a digital product, just like they have in Brick & Mortars on physical products all the time.


#14165261 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by WonkyToad on 16 May 2019 - 05:10 PM

I am supposing that you all would be the perfect people to ask this question...

What is the MOST JAPANESE / ASIAN game that you have come across, or would recommend?

 

Lets start with I have been a console gamer a LOOOng time, and I LOVE JRPGs especially Turn Based.

The pre XV Final Fantasys, Phantasy Star series, Suikoden series, the Persona series, Dragon Quest series, so many to mention.
But, I am more than happy to branch out of turn based, if I felt they are done right.

The Tales series, Diablo series, Secret of Mana (I have not played the "remake"), Xenoblade, ect..
And even things like Pokemon, Disgea series, anime based, ect...

 

But everything I have played have pretty much been localized, and with all of the uproar about games being altered or censored when they come to the U.S. (I am looking your way, Sony!!) I feel that this should be enjoyed as the artist originally intended. I HATE censorship.

While I like the english, even english subtitles are fine, I am looking for a true experience.

 

Now that you know a little something about me, What would you recommend for the ultimate Japanese/Asian gaming experience?

Even if you think it is not for me, which ones did you really enjoy, or what left its mark on you?

 

Domo




#14162970 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 08 May 2019 - 05:50 PM

You will just find another reason to justify your backlog, don't lie to yourself lol

Oh No! Trust me. I have enough in my backlog to last the rest of my lifetime.

 - and yes, i know i will probably buy more. JUST NOT AS MUCH!

 

 

Hello, my name is WonkyToad and I am a CAGaholic.

"Hello, WonkyToad!"




#14160404 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by WonkyToad on 30 April 2019 - 01:36 AM

Hey...
I am in Walmart right now.
If this is a rollback, you know what the clearance is like. I hate my Walmart sometimes. I see stuff like this here all the time. fdcf1b4d8113dcff85e69eec905400df.jpg


#14156834 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 19 April 2019 - 10:32 PM

Hey guys not an eshop question per se but maybe you guys know. Final Fantasy X/X2 comes with a code for x2, does the cart have to be inserted to play x2? I don't have a lot of interest in x2 and would like to sell it if possible

I had it on the Vita and X2 was a completely separate thing. You did not need the cart for X in it,




#14150771 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 03 April 2019 - 12:23 PM

Best buy showing Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and A Link to the Past for Switch!!!!!!

 

https://www.cheapass...ed-by-best-buy/




#14150037 CAGcast #584: SEO Tips and Tricks

Posted by WonkyToad on 01 April 2019 - 05:49 PM

I watched "The Dirt" (the Motley Crue thing on Netflix Wombat was talking about) and it wasn't half bad.
And as a side note, I am listening to Motley Crue as I am typing this. AAAHHHHHhhhhh!!!!!!




#14148853 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 29 March 2019 - 12:14 PM

Oh shoot my bad, those sneaky devils

WOW! I am actually glad this does not say what I thought it said at first glance.
I read it SOOOO wrong!

"Oh, shoot my dad, the sneaky devil"




#14147356 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by WonkyToad on 25 March 2019 - 10:40 PM

What does everyone else feel about the Wall Street Journal article about the 2 new versions of the Switch rumored to be coming out?
I can't link the WSJ article because it is subscription, so here's The Next Web.

 

This could be interesting!