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mrangrypants

Member Since 12 Jun 2008
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In Topic: CAGcast #360: A Major Console In Our Lives

02 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

So with 'Space Fuck' and the Rape Owls comic idea that Cheapy came up with I have to think that he captured the one great idea that became cheapassgamer.com and all the rest escaped his head because he didn't have any hair to hold the ideas in.


In Topic: CAG & Walmart Giveaway - 3 each: South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wiz...

05 March 2014 - 05:27 AM

Sign me up for a boring game and a rac...satire game!


In Topic: CAGcast #343: A Fan of Yours

13 November 2013 - 11:02 PM

Just got around to listening to the podcast and I wanted to comment on the store provided extended warranties. Back years ago when I got my first X-box 360 from Best Buy I was offered the warranty for I think around $70. It lasted two years and I was told that if I ever had a problem with my console I could bring it into them and they would simply give me a new one off the shelf.

 

Well about 9 months later my console was a brick, I pulled off the hard drive and kept my controller but took the rest back to the store and they gave me another brand new one off the shelf, no questions asked. So then I took the HDD from the new one and simply sold it on craigslist for $120 and ended up with a free controller and a free game (this was at the point when MS started to package games in with the console). I was also given a $50 gift card because the 360 had gone from I think $450 to $400. I was told that I only get to claim the warranty once a year for the two years, so I got lucky that time. Well about 12 months later my console bricked again and I took it in. Well this go around they wised up and took the new HDD and controller from the replacement, but I was given another $50 gift card because of another price drop in the console by that point.

 

As I was finishing up claiming my second new 360 I was offered a new warranty but I was told that they had changed their warranty policy since I last bought one. The new warranty meant you had to bring in your console to the store, they would then have Geek Squad fix it up or, if it was too broken they would then send you a refurbished console. To which I said, That is exactly what Microsoft does for twice as long as your warranty, then I declined. All total I ended up with essentially three free games (one from the first one and a double packed game from the second replacement console) $100 in gift cards, $50 in cash after selling my HDD and deducting the cost of the warranty.

 

Moral of the story, if you wanted to buy a warranty it would have best been done six or seven years ago. Avoid any extended warranty like the plague now.


In Topic: CAGcast #334: Even Batman Cries

26 August 2013 - 04:46 AM

 

Sounds to me like GameStop just wants to sell Xenoblade for 90 bucks, and marking it as used was probably the only way they could do it. I imagine Nintendo wouldn't have allowed them to sell it new at 90, but they have no control over used pricing. This certainly has nothing to do with "trying to fool the customer." Reprints typically aren't distinguishable from the original anyway, and if they are... well, just don't buy them. Anyone who actually gives a damn would surely know what to look for.
 
Anyway, I can understand people being upset about the 90-dollar price tag when reprints typically go for less than the original MSRP, but additional prints devaluing the game? Oh, come on. Games are a terrible investment to begin with. You wait 20 years and you get... the exact same price you paid for it way back when. They can't all be EarthBounds.

 

This I'm pretty sure is exactly right. I'll bet Gamestop is under contract to sell new games for the MSRP. So the company buys the games new, pays everything they are supposed to pay to the proper companies and then sells it as used so they can up the price over the MSRP to whatever they think they can make off of it.


In Topic: CAGcast #331: Pacific RAM

24 July 2013 - 10:18 PM

So Wombat said something along the lines that Fallout New Vegas was lacking something (I think he used spirit, so that's the word I'll use in the rest of the post) that Fallout 3 had. I would say that is an astute but slightly flawed observation. I've been a fan of the Fallout series since the first game and I would argue that Fallout 3 was actually lacking the spirit of Fallout 1 and 2. Fallout 3 was a good game, I think it did well with the conversion in the game play but something about the world was lacking the spirit that really pulled me into the first two Fallout games. I believe that the guys at Obsidian did a great job in bringing that spirit back to the series with New Vegas and that is why I continue to sink hours into New Vegas while Fallout 3 just collects dust on my shelf.

 

That said, still like the podcast, I just wish the new site didn't look worse than the old one.