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#14275030 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 23 March 2020 - 06:00 PM

For anyone else that was confused like I was initially about Shadowgate on PS4.

LRG released the original NES version of Shadowgate on PS4 in the 8-bit Anthology collection. This version of Shadowgate is rebuilt from the ground up with new 2D graphics and design.

Anyone played this? Is it different enough to be a "new" experience for someone that has played the original multiple times?

#14272869 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 18 March 2020 - 01:04 AM

The recent scraps of conversations in the past page are hilarious, if you read them consecutively. It's like a crack / meth addict clinic blog.


I think this is the one to ban.

#14263176 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 11 February 2020 - 12:34 AM

been wanting to get a psp for a while, but never got around to it. What is the cheapest model that will plug to a tv and have controller support?

PSP 2000 and 3000 series have an AV out. If I remember correctly you have to use component out for games on a TV, but movies allowed composite.

(if you meant Vita, there is no AV out with the handheld)

#14262757 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 09 February 2020 - 04:01 AM

GPG is a total scam in my mind and I am not playing along. that said I dont know how people can scratch the hell out of games in the first place. Do they take them out of the system and just throw them on the floor. Who needs the case when I can just put it in the garbage disposal for a quick spin.
wii, 360 etc you could damage on accident I guess, but how in the world can you scratch a bluray without actively trying to do it?

#14259205 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 26 January 2020 - 03:54 AM

I'm back! Here to oversee the end of the Gamestop trading era I suppose.

Just to clear a few things up...I'm not sure why I was banned. I did reach out to Cheapy D through email and discord but I have never received any answer whatsoever as to why I was banned. My best guess is that since I was mega banned with all posts removed at the same time GS Dave or whoever was being banned yet again from the GS thread that a mod got careless and banned me as well by mistake. (Which makes it even worse that he got to spoof my name and keep coming back.)

Anyways, thanks to everyone who asked about me and got them to finally allow me back. I just wanna talk games and help people get deals.

I finally crossed the million point mark while getting the last out of GS before elite pro ended, so for that I need to thank everyone else in this thread from 2 years back who first showed me how to do all this stuff. You really helped me out a lot.

I did manage to get a Switch Lite at a clearance store for 120 so that was a good score. Glad to see everyone is cleaning up and these closings.

Good to have you back Omni

#14258649 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 23 January 2020 - 08:39 PM

Even current and last-gen games, I have seen more go up in price than down since the end of PUR

It is okay, they are raising the prices now so they can lower them later and fulfill the promise of lower prices...

#14256047 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 15 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

Did anyone have a Vita game in their top 3 played games on the year end stats through PSN? I am fairly certain I played Rayman Legends longer than my 2nd and 3rd games.
Also not sure how Elder Scrolls Online was not on my top 3.

#14255056 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 12 January 2020 - 01:14 AM

New PUR = limiting your member savings to $5/month instead of uncapped % of your purchases. Hopefully it will mean more B2G2 events in the future with the new system refresh cycle coming up.

I guess normal pro members don't have the option to cancel subscriptions? Also, I read online that the new PUR will also trigger an additional $5 coupon for every 4 new games purchased. I'm sure someone will figure out some $1 item will be considered a "new game". :twoguns:

Can you imagine the outrage if Elite Pro gets discontinued on the 16th and regular pro keeps the discount until spring?

#14253836 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 08 January 2020 - 02:11 AM

LOL that guy got banned I guess. What a jerk.

The rise and quick fall of cheapest. Was not sure it was him until I saw his post in the penny guide thread.

#14248260 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 24 December 2019 - 01:18 AM

Blow my mind.

So many holes and missing info. Grats!

I do this all the time with the buy x for y sales if you cannot find full sets of 2/3/4. Get em with 99 cent games and it will discount the others like they were in batches of 2/3/4. i.e. 4 for 20 buy two 9.99 games and two 99 cent games and they will be 11.96 before pro/elite discount.

#14247597 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 22 December 2019 - 03:28 AM

Was the first order updated with a new price and quantity, or did it involve some form of cancellation with the entire order? I'm also curious if it was an invisible "hold" or if it showed up as a visible charge for the whole amount. If the two transactions were from different stores, then that could be a potential factor as well.

My store simply updated my order when they realized that an item was out of stock and it was reflected immediately. The employee told me that I was already refunded the trade credit when I went to pick the order up, so I wonder if something can be done on the store's side. It'd certainly be nice to figure out a more reliable way to get pick up in store to work. Part of me wants to do some testing at my expense, but it'd be a wasted endeavor if it's just GS's system being unreliable as usual, haha.

Two different stores. No transaction was showing up on the trade card the money was just "gone" until the rep was able to release the credit. They said to call it a gift card not trade credit if I ever had an issue again. Maybe it would have cleared up on it's own, but I suspect not.

#14243998 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 12 December 2019 - 08:09 PM

Got a peak at next week’s ad. Things that stood out were:

4 for 60
$5 bonus credit
$30 giftcard with Switch purchase.

Special thanks to Sueman for providing the latest sheet and everyone who contributed to Flipmas 2019.

What is threshold for the 4 for 60?

#14240894 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 05 December 2019 - 04:00 AM

So has Gamestop's website fixed the issue with using Gamestop gift cards to pay for orders?

It works so long as nothing gets cancelled. Good luck getting the credit back if something does not ship or is out of stock. Took me four calls to get someone to release the hold on the gift card that had a partially cancelled order. The first three kept telling me I would see it on my bank statement...

Edit: did not realize there is a new outage. It was working a few days ago after not working for a stretch.

#14206588 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 05 September 2019 - 02:20 PM

Tokyo Jungle? Wiki seems to indicate it got physical in Japan, so it's likely formatted right. Kinda strikes me as the kind of game that'd just suddenly get a switch version announced alongside an unexpected sequel, though - if not now, then at some point, on some future system.

Only other ones that come to mind are the unfinished swan (though that's also on ps4 storefront), and...maybe Strongbad's cool game for attractive people, since that one never got a physical like the Sam&Max games did on wii?

Tokyo Jungle already has a physical release for Ps3 in North America. It is on a disk with Sound Shapes and Fat Princess.

#14199791 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 16 August 2019 - 05:22 PM

If a game takes on average 20 hours to complete, and you have 500 games. That's 10,000 hours. If you played an average of 2.73 hours every single day, it would take you 10 years to finish those games. That's assuming you accumulate no new games. Just to put things in perspective :)

At least, that's how I ended up justifying me trading in and getting rid of some of my collection.

Get out of here with your logic. This is cheapassbacklogger for most of us.

Jokes aside it is good to take this perspective and check in on occasion. None of us are going to outright stop buying stuff.

I have around 2,000 games from intellivision to ps4 with almost every system in between. Some have personal meaning to me and I will never part with. Some stuff I keep to share with my kids, but this promo is great to help cull the herd and free up space. I am never going to play old versions of Madden or Fifa or some offbrand generic shooter with dated mechanics or other dime a dozen experiences and blah story lines.

Am I likely to go back and play the original Halo on xbox or Final Fantasy on my NES probably not especially if there are updated versions like Halo remaster. I loved these games and some stuff I keep because of that.

Things like the original Metroid and Legend of Zelda NES or SNFU on intellivision I hope to play with my kids so it is worth it for me to hold on to them.
Stuff that is weird or unique or redefined gaming is also a draw for me to keep in my gaming library. By the way once you stop thinking of it as a backlog and start calling it a library it will change the way you think of your collection.

Am I proud to have this in my library, is this cool, unique or a defining title in gaming history? Is this something I loved and would be happy to share? The hard stuff to get rid of are the things that do not meet these criteria but will only net 25 cents and that is the direction most of these $2 games are headed. Get something out of them while you can. I have purged ~40 so far and hope to do another batch or two over the weekend.