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#14116270 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by ArugulaZ on 09 January 2019 - 10:28 AM

Finding PS2 games at Wal-Mart is always good for a laugh. That system is edging twenty at this point! Yet somehow, it's not impossible to find some shrink wrapped Tiger Woods game at WM for twenty or thirty dollars.

#14110401 Playstation Classic $35.99 Target Cartwheel YMMV

Posted by ArugulaZ on 26 December 2018 - 09:24 PM

Not a big deal. I got me some clearance garbage bags with additional Cartwheel/Red Card discounts, so it wasn't a total loss  :mrgreen:

So when you finally get that Playstation Classic, you'll have the perfect place to put it.

#14107476 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by ArugulaZ on 20 December 2018 - 09:37 PM

Nope. We even joked here that once it went BC, it was never going to be $5 ever again.

I did buy it the last time it was on sale, thinking that I would play it on the Xbox 360. I never did that, but fortunately, once it went BC it wasn't even necessary. Apologies to those who missed out... even at ten dollars, it's worth considering. It's a very good game, like Skyrim with a third-person perspective and far more exciting combat. Chakrams 4 lyfe

#14105813 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by ArugulaZ on 18 December 2018 - 01:33 AM

Anyone have feedback on 20XX? I love old school Mega Man/the first MMX, but I’ve never played a rogue-like (or rogue-lite?) game so I’m just not sure what to expect. Sounds like a fun challenge, and I have a couple bucks expiring in a few weeks so I’m tempted to use some of that for the game while it’s on the cheap. Any info/opinions are appreciated, as always.

I've had it on PC for about a year now, and I dig it. The stages are procedurally generated, so you're going to see a lot of repeated obstacles, and the game gets harder and harder as you progress. On the other hand, if you've been collecting power-ups, your characters quickly become superhuman, and obstacles that seemed insurmountable when you started will present little challenge to you after four or five levels.


It's good. Much of what makes people like Mega Man X is faithfully captured here, without some of the cheapness. Fall off a cliff and you're penalized one health point, rather than an entire life. There's also a lot of references (Blue Lander from The Guardian Legend makes an appearance as a power-up) and the Dr. Wily/Dr. Light expies have a dynamic not unlike Woldorf and Statler, the old geezers from The Muppets. There's an undercurrent of passive-aggressive hostility toward the player that could annoy, but I suppose it makes it all the sweeter once you win. It'll take a long time to get that good, though.

#14105792 YMMV Save $100 on Xbox One X consoles e-mail - free $10 Microsoft card

Posted by ArugulaZ on 18 December 2018 - 12:38 AM

Microsoft is really pissing me off at the moment. They screwed me on the Badlands promotion, and now they screwed me on this supposed ten dollar gift card. I clicked through four times only to get a blank screen, and after clicking the fifth time, I get "sorry, this is no longer available." I'm about to punch a damn hole through Bill Gates' pelvis at this point.

#14102151 PSN Weekly Deals - 1/15: Holiday Sale Hangover! $10 Redout LE,...

Posted by ArugulaZ on 11 December 2018 - 11:04 PM

Sony's done a lousy job of listing these games. I wanna arrange them by format, but no dice. Why is that asking so much? Nor do I want to look at a dozen of them per page.

#14101185 [ AUCTION OVER - All Done] see ya around next time!

Posted by ArugulaZ on 10 December 2018 - 03:16 PM

Man, somebody got lucky with those video cards!

#14089458 3 months Xbox live GOLD digital code 12.50$ on AMAZON !

Posted by ArugulaZ on 23 November 2018 - 12:56 AM

Seemed to work for me! Thanks.

#14087152 Retro-Bit Generations $19.99 @ Marshalls/TJ MAXX/Home Goods

Posted by ArugulaZ on 21 November 2018 - 08:26 AM

The Super Retro-Bit is supposed to have better hardware, for what it's worth. Same company, though.

#14082289 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by ArugulaZ on 15 November 2018 - 03:31 AM

It's a good action game about robots that are depressed about their mortality and existence.


#14076993 PSN Code Trading Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THREE DAYS!

Posted by ArugulaZ on 07 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Just to let you and other folks know, this has happened many many times across many many internet selling platforms. A user is a fantastifc seller, sometimes for years in a row with no issues and great feedback, and then they randomly go rogue for whatever reason. Sometimes it's because they've fallen on hard times, sometimes it's because of a compromised account, sometimes they lose their sources and just want to cash out one last time since they no longer have a product. Past reviews don't mean anything when someone is acting the complete opposite of those past ways. I've traded with said seller in the past and it was nothing like this. Something is up and sadly, most of these people are probably out of luck. The only way to be 1000% sure you'll have a CHANCE at getting your money back is to pay through PAYPAL NON-FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Even then it's a process and doesn't always work.

Yeah, but when you buy from anyone on this site, what do they tell you? "Use PayPal Friends & Family."

#14074007 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by ArugulaZ on 01 November 2018 - 06:10 PM

Scooby-Doo can doo-doo, but Jimmy Carter is smarter!

#14073249 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by ArugulaZ on 31 October 2018 - 04:10 AM

In a perfect world, this is the mindset that every CAG should have. But we're all so busy spending money in a grand attempt to save money.

Being a broke-ass gamer means being a cheap-ass gamer by default. I do take advantage of these deals, but usually as a matter of frugality.

#14073184 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by ArugulaZ on 31 October 2018 - 02:06 AM

I'd be tempted if I didn't already have a Playstation 4. Or rather, would have been tempted. Right now, my PS4 has pretty much become my Sleeping Dogs player. I bought that game for five bucks a little while ago, and it's become one of my smarter video game purchases. I don't really have the interest in anything else!

#14069320 $5 off $5 on eBay YMMV

Posted by ArugulaZ on 23 October 2018 - 12:53 AM

Amusingly, the game that I purchased from Japan with this discount just arrived today!