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Agent Orange

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#12876481 $10 off $25 at Microsoftstore.com (with purchase of Golden Crisp cereal)

Posted by Agent Orange on 20 August 2015 - 10:25 PM

Publix has on sale buy 1 get 1. I have ALOT of boxes now. Cereal is being donated to local food bank. Stocked for the holidays

I don't see this? I stopped by Publix today and there was no indication of B1G1. Checked weekly ad and it's not in the ad. Is it one of those where a coupon is required? I'm looking for coupon but don't see it. Maybe it's a regional deal?

#12867994 Wii u $249.99 at best buy via eBay deals

Posted by Agent Orange on 16 August 2015 - 12:40 PM

The 360 4gb is $170.  This thing has the GAmepad and 2 games and 32gb storage.


But the refurb direct from Nintendo is the way to go if you want  a Wii U.

That HDD-less 360 for $170 is a terrible deal also - relative to the $199 holiday bundles, but at least it's been $99 before (which is more what it's worth). Keep in mind the "regular  price" of the Wii-U is still $300. Having 4GB or 32GB is basically the same thing, as both are useless either way. 



Cue the slew of "The Wii U should be X Dollars, not this." comments.

It's true, but it seems at this point nobody even cares to comment anymore. I still care as I'd like to get a WIi-U and about 10 games, but as far as price it's more a matter of principal than anything.

#12847472 Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Console- Available to Preorder. $499

Posted by Agent Orange on 04 August 2015 - 05:19 PM

Exclusive DLC? Is this different than what comes with the collectors edition of the game?

Also I hate the whole steelbook with digital code thing. Just give me the disc!

Looks nice but not for me.

Yeah, what the hell is this? That's a few of these empty steelbooks now. Makes no sense at all. Almost as bad as the collectors editions that don't even include a voucher (i.e. you pay $100 or $200 for collectors edition, and then have to buy the game separate). This industry is going to hell in a handbasket with these insane practices... but I guess as long as there are dummies to buy these crazy products it will continue to get worse. 


That being said, the $499 is a dealbreaker either way even if it included the disc and better "swag" or a season pass. Would still rather have Forza console for $399.  I don't see an extra $100 value here vs. Forza console, or $150+ compared to base console. 

#12800386 Amazon Prime Day (Prime Members only) Today, 7/15/15

Posted by Agent Orange on 14 July 2015 - 01:07 AM

Yeah, at the bare minimum they should at least have a discount on Prime. Maybe a sale on some of their Kindle Fire tablets.


Seriously a 32" TV for $200 or a $199 Chromebook. Maybe those might have gotten some attention 4 or 5 years ago, but nowadays those are pretty common sale prices. Meh.


Amazon sent select Prime members an e-mail to get a Fire HD 6 8GB for $29. I didn't get the e-mail. Hoping they'll have a good deal for a larger Fire HD or HDX for Prime Day. I have one of those $50 off Fire HD 7 codes I'm hoping to use.





I could use a $29 fire phone.


Actually even for $99 with 1 year of prime I'd do it (basically give me a fire phone for renewing prime LOL). 

#12774962 1TB Xbox One + Halo: The Master Chief Collection + $50 MS Store Credit +...

Posted by Agent Orange on 29 June 2015 - 04:00 PM

Desperation? Are you serious? Of course, the longer you wait to buy electronics, the cheaper it will be. But desperation? Cmon man, the xbox isn't going away anytime soon.

He didn't say they were "going away", just that they are "desperate" - as in desperate to keep pace. That is fine with me if it means deals. It usually means good things for customers, because Sony will eventually have to respond to MS price drops. 


I agree the X1 isn't going anywhere but MS does appear to be desperate for sales. Why else would they be giving these away? Neither Sony or Nintendo have deals like this, which appears to be standard practice for MS now.

Exactly. But Nintendo really should have been doing some deals to keep Wii-U competitive in the market, but of course Nintendo is stupid. Sony botched last gen, but made aggressive changes and deals to PS3 to keep pace or overtake 360. MS botched this gen, but has quickly started offering "deals" to try and keep pace with PS4. Only Nintendo has been dumb enough to release a disaster of a machine, and then basically do nothing about it for 3 years. 

#12704702 Xbox 360 500GB COD Bundle $179 at Sam's Club

Posted by Agent Orange on 24 May 2015 - 05:04 AM

I don't care what anybody says - the 360 is still a darned good value because of the vastness and variety of its library. The question about this deal isn't whether or not the buyer would get a lot of value out of the money spent but whether or not you could get a cheaper used 360. You could, but I still prefer a minty fresh new console under warranty and untouched by human hands.

IMO unless someone is really scrapped for cash and literally can't afford next gen or a PC, just about any computer at this point runs the same games miles better than 360 - and there is a ridiculous amount of multi-platform titles between consoles and PC. Throw in a few "remasters" for this gen, and the last gen consoles are getting close to worthless. Not completely worthless as there are still some games unique to the respective platforms, but getting close. 360 probably has been raided by PC most of any platform.


Of course this new gen is looking even worse at this point, since so many of the games are actually remasters of last gen games. But you at least might as well buy the new consoles or even a low end PC to enjoy much better versions. 

#12704293 Xbox 360 4gb Peggle 2 Console - $149 @ Walmart

Posted by Agent Orange on 23 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, crazy that people still want really good systems at a fair price that there are still good games for. Crazy.


Last gen the sub-$100 price point wasn't until 30 months after the introduction of the next gen (for PS2, Xbox never hit that officially?). So, check back April of next year.

My commentary is that the $199 MSRP is ridiculous for the 4GB system. It's the 4GB that should probably be breaching $100 at retail - I'm not (yet) suggesting <$100 for the 500GB model. Although it as well as the PS3 should both probably be around $149-179 at this point tops considering the deals on XB1.


Anyway didn't mean to crap on the OP deal, I mean it is the best price currently and he's just giving a heads up. I'm just ranting about the MSRP's. I am mostly over last gen, and in fact I just got rid of my 360 (due to excellent Amazon trade bonus towards PS4). I did still have some 360 games I would finish, but to get a replacement the deals would have to be miles better even than black friday bundles. 

#12693033 Dell Promo Deals - Several New Titles Added Including Nintendo Games

Posted by Agent Orange on 15 May 2015 - 11:04 PM

For those of you waiting for gift cards, Dell is very slow on sending them.  Make sure you expect AT LEAST 20 days from the date the item was shipped for the gift card to be issued.  Occasionally they have issued them faster, but 20 days from ship date is usually the minimum.

They even say 20 days I believe on all of them (as in that must be a policy of sorts), and in my experience when they say 20 day minimum they really mean 20 days MINIMUM - but normally it comes around 20-22 days after shipment.


I did have to contact them once to actually receive my card, but on another occasion they mistakenly sent me 3x gift cards when they were only supposed to send 1. So it's all good I guess. 


The problem with dell it seems, it's become an issue on what to use the promo card on. Their selection keeps getting slimmer and slimmer. I wouldn't know what to do with $100 from them. $25 I can handle. 

#12688795 PlayStation TV System $39.99 at GameStop (Online Only)

Posted by Agent Orange on 13 May 2015 - 03:00 PM

Why, this guy says its sh!+ so I don't want a $45 paperweight

Do the research before you buy. 


The Wiki page listing all Vita games has a column for compatibility with PS TV. That should be the main driving force behind buying this. If you don't want to play those compatible Vita games on a TV screen - don't buy. If there are games you want to play that are NOT compatible, don't buy. Get a proper Vita instead (but like the Wii-U, I would get it only on extreme sale at this point). 

#12688765 PlayStation TV System $39.99 at GameStop (Online Only)

Posted by Agent Orange on 13 May 2015 - 02:45 PM

Thanks got it. Is it worth it? I've been thinking of getting it.

If you don't have a Vita, it might be worth it. But you can't even play all Vita games on it, so you'd probably want to find a list of games and make sure.


At this point, this device only seems useful as a cheap access to partial catalog of Vita games on your TV, maybe the PS1 classics, and I guess there are certainy streaming functionalities with PS4. But it doesn't even have Netflix, which was a real deal killer to me.


For $39.99 I guess you don't have much to lose, I already have Vita though so even for $39.99 it's a tough sell. It might be better to wait for the Vita itself to be like $99.99 or $129.99. At least then you can have access to all Vita games as they were intended. 

#12651890 New Nintendo 3DS XL Handheld with Choice of Game- $209, free shipping @ Walmart

Posted by Agent Orange on 21 April 2015 - 06:00 AM

No, I just don't like people that make things up.



Now you want to compare Xbox 360 and PS3... most of those games were 720p @ 30fps and look nothing like the WiiU's 1080p @ 60fps so I would say the Wii-U performs much better. The XB1 and PS4 hasn't even performed as well as the WiiU yet. The hardware is there, but developers need to optimize the games they make instead of releasing them as fast as possible. 


Either you guys are ignorant or you have never played a Wii U before.

Not to continue this off the rails discussion (since this thread is discussing the merits of new 3DS deal, not Wii-U) - but you realize most Wii-U games are 720p as well, right? (http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=736354)Same as PS3/360. I would grant that most of the exclusives are at least 720p/60fps - which could not be said all the time for last gen games which were mostly 720p/30fps or worse. 


For all the hand-wringing over the XB1 often having to drop to 900p, both consoles still have a whole lot more 1080p/60 games than Wii-U - and lets not forget these games mostly all run at higher graphics setting than Wii-U. http://www.ign.com/w..._and_Framerates

#12650960 New Nintendo 3DS XL Handheld with Choice of Game- $209, free shipping @ Walmart

Posted by Agent Orange on 20 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

 One of the dumbest things I have read in a loooong time.


That's like saying a car is just a slight upgrade of a motorcycle because it has more wheels.


The Wii was a major step up from the Gamecube. Graphics Processor was about 50% more powerful, which doubled the Gamecube's framerate to 60 fps for most games. It also introduced the first wireless controller with an accelerometer to track your motion and paved the way for many fantastic games. Wii Sports was a very impressive title in 2006. Also, Virtual Console games were first introduced around this time.


The Wii U was another major step up from the Wii. Resolution was bumped up from 480p to 1080p and still continued to pump out 60 fps. It's also capable of streaming any game you want, wirelessly, to the screen on the gamepad. The Gamepad also includes full Motion control, Microphone, Speakers, Touchscreen, and a sensor bar to support backwards compatibility of Wii titles with your Wiimote. 


Maybe to you, the upgrades with the New 3DS are minor. The 3D capabilities are revolutionary to Nintendo handhelds. The head tracking finally brings 3D to the level it needs to be to make it work for everybody. Faster processor makes the system much more snappy to control and makes it possible to bring Wii titles to a handheld. Mainly, to most of us Monster Hunters, the C-Stick is beyond worth selling your old 3DS for it. 


If you honestly want to complain about "slight upgrades to the same old this with new paint slapped on", don't forget that Nintendo is the only company who has always supported backwards compatibility of every system since the Gamecube/GBA era, which to me is the main selling point and the reason why I never let go of my old games.

You on Nintendo's payroll? His posts about Wii and Wii-U were a bit extreme, but in principal he was correct that the Wii games basically looked like Gamecube/PS2/Xbox games - and now Wii-U games basically look like PS3/Xbox 360 games in general performance. The Wii-U is a leap over the Wii, but only because the original Wii did not make the same generational leap. Nintendo did this because they were looking to squeeze more margin out of cheaper hardware - which is pretty much what they hope to achieve with the "new" 3DS. 


However at least Wii and Wii-U have their own unique lineups of games. It's not clear the "new" 3DS will get many specific games at all - hence it is a far more questionable upgrade. At least unless the price is right. Like I said, I paid $149 for my 3DS XL *with* games bundled - and actually I bought several 3DS XL at that price. It would seem crazy 2 years later for me to buy what is 95% the same product for $50 more. I would do it for an even trade or if I didn't have a 3DS Xl already, but I would look to pay about $150 for it because that's where the best 3DS XL deals were repeatedly hitting. 

#12476680 Minimum $150 Trade in Value For Your Xbox 360 or PS3 Towards a New PS4 V...

Posted by Agent Orange on 06 February 2015 - 05:44 PM

So the system is $50 plus another $100 if it's 250gb or slim and then another $10 per controller for a max of $190. So buy a new ps4 for $210 and sell it for $300, make $90.

Isn't that $90 you "make" the console that was just traded in?

#12465860 Kmart OFFICIALLY PHASING OUT GAMES SECTION. 20% Off Games Accessories! Cl...

Posted by Agent Orange on 02 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

Really Organics would of been the way to go if they could get the price cheap enough. One of the reason I hate walking into Wal Mart is because I know that the food I get there is either processed to hell or questionable as in filled with GMO garbage/pesticides. If K-mart could offer better options then it would of brought the quality of the stores up a bit.


As bad as Wal-Mart is, the idea of KMART having been converted to an organic grocery is even more absurd. They were the most backward and cheap of the big box stores. Organic grocery is diametrically opposed to what they are as a company.

#12429541 Official Collector's Edition Compilation III

Posted by Agent Orange on 21 January 2015 - 05:16 PM

Lol, when I saw the $399 in this topic I thought "cool, a PS4 bundled with Borderlands". I am dissapoint.