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WilliamG

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#13736182 Nintendo Switch: Has-Been Heroes (digital) $9.99 Gamestop.

Posted by WilliamG on 09 June 2017 - 07:15 PM

o.o hm.. Those reviews seem to indicate this game may drop further.

 

Sadly, the game should have been held back a few days. The first patch fixed SO many of the reviewer-code issues. Shame for the developer. 




#13684801 Nintendo Switch in stock at some stores YMMV

Posted by WilliamG on 07 April 2017 - 11:00 PM

Picked up a Switch (Grey) from my local Gamestop--in Monterey County, CA. Seems like many of the stores received 3-5 units. The managers at my two stores (which are just across the street from one another) are pretty good about not shoving shit down our throats. One is just a bit condescending / elitist when it comes to game choices, but whatever.

 

Have Zelda on Wii U, so what is the only game I have for my Switch? Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, of course. I've been a fan of the series since the original, and I was waiting to burn my GS credit so I can play the latest Isaac on a portable.

 

Isaac is amaaaazing on Switch. Natural home if you ask me. 




#13671351 Nintendo Switch (grey JoyCon) in stock at Amazon for Prime members.

Posted by WilliamG on 24 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

Gray only, FYI. Neon still OOS.


Yes, which is...why I put "grey JoyCon" in the thread title. :D


#13652867 Zelda BotW Special Edition available at Walmart

Posted by WilliamG on 05 March 2017 - 06:23 PM

Really you wanna nitpick about what type currency type? I look at it as free as in no money came out of my pockets, bank account, credit card, change under the couch, or change jar.

Points earn with purchases and surveys that netted me my purchase that I didn't have to pay for. Go bother CAG who are cancelling their buy 2 get 1 free order so they can scam the system.


Not sure what planet you're on, but that's not free. You had to spend a bunch of money to accrue the rewards. How's that any different to buying a gift card with cash, and then saying all the stuff you bought with the gift card was free?!

It always annoys me when people say it was free after RZ dollars etc. What's next? It was free because your parents bought it for you?

Keep that stuff to yourself, truly. Why? Because it's information that helps precisely nobody.


#13634972 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by WilliamG on 18 February 2017 - 03:46 PM

Ign gave the Wolverine a great rating. Taking the day off to set up and play both Switches and then taking my son ( yeah he is 9)and the lady to see the Wolverine. F yeah!!! Let's go!!!


Taking a 9 year old to see Logan? Maybe not the best parenting idea?


#13634226 Best Buy: Visa Checkout $25 off $100 (expires 2/22)

Posted by WilliamG on 17 February 2017 - 08:24 PM

Should I get Horizon Zero Dawn or Mass Effect Andromeda? I can't make up my mind lol  :wall:

 

 

Should I get pizza or ice cream? 

Why one or the other? 




#13604441 Zelda Breath of the Wild Special/Master Editions, Amiibo- Discussion

Posted by WilliamG on 19 January 2017 - 09:36 PM

Anybody starting to have second thoughts on the Nintendo Switch? Lot's of disappointment so far, according to different sources.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk

 

Yep. I don't think there's anyone rational out there who isn't disappointed. I'm only buying it because I'm a sucker for anything Nintendo, but I've ZERO doubt this thing is a flop in the long run, - even the short run. 




#13543778 [Dead] PS4 Pro $339.99 Amazon

Posted by WilliamG on 27 November 2016 - 03:10 PM

You cant get instant credit. 

He's referring to once they receive it, they'll appraise it then give you credit if it passes. 

The credit will show up in your account within 5 buisness days.

 

It's impossible for them to send you the credit without actually receiving the item first for appraisal. 

 

No, that's incorrect. I've received instant credit for trade-ins before. Yes, they give you the credit immediately when you make the trade-in on your account, but will charge the credit card you have on file if they don't receive the item within the regular time period. It's random for me, though, and haven't seen that option for a while now at trade-in. 

 

Either way, my policy is also never to do the instant trade-in. 




#13543321 [DEAD] Best Buy $25 off $100 Starting 11/27 with Visa Checkout

Posted by WilliamG on 27 November 2016 - 07:09 AM

Yeah I ended up getting the one you suggested instead.  Getting it in addition to a game and movie for the same price as my original choice is worth the risk of it crashing.  I would still have the old 500 GB as a backup at least. Thanks. 

 

Good man! I just picked up another for my PS4 Pro, along with Dark Souls 3 and a $20 Nintendo eshop card. Took off $21.50 but that's just fine with me! $95 for the lot including our outrageous Seattle sales tax. Win!




#13543294 [DEAD] Best Buy $25 off $100 Starting 11/27 with Visa Checkout

Posted by WilliamG on 27 November 2016 - 06:56 AM

AFAIK PS4 cant use external HDDs, you gonna rip it out ? Does the PS4 see past 1TB internally ?

 

Internal only. And yes. 




#13543293 [DEAD] Best Buy $25 off $100 Starting 11/27 with Visa Checkout

Posted by WilliamG on 27 November 2016 - 06:56 AM

Yeah but that voids the warranty. I have coupon that makes the drive $98 and then with the $25 for the Visa Rewards I am paying $8 more for peace of mind.

 

If the drive dies, put it back in the enclosure? I've had mine in my PS4 for a long time now.




#13521033 PlayStation 4 Pro $340 @ Target after 10% Wish List Coupon and 5% Red Ca...

Posted by WilliamG on 14 November 2016 - 08:38 AM

Man, really debating just getting my money back instead of exchanging. I am pretty happy with my X1 and wont get much use out of this until the 2017 games come out. I think I really wanted it just to see 4K gaming when I get my 4K tv at the end of the month.

 

I'm really enjoying gaming at 4K, upscaled etc or not. It really makes a huge difference. But it's not for everyone, of course. I'd say at least exchange the unit first and see how you feel with your new TV. 




#13520007 PlayStation 4 Pro $340 @ Target after 10% Wish List Coupon and 5% Red Ca...

Posted by WilliamG on 13 November 2016 - 03:31 AM

The PS4 Pro is one frustrating machine. I have 2 of them (don't judge), and my friend has two (again, don't judge). They all vary in terms of fan noise, and the coil whine issue is there on all four of them. If you want to test if yours has coil whine, just fire up Infamous: First Light. Even on the title screen you can hear the high-pitched squeal if you're sensitive to it. There is no coil whine, though in other titles - Resogun, Battlefield 1 etc. So it seems like it's greatly dependent on HOW the system is being tested.

 

In terms of fan noise, interestingly, Battlefield 1 doesn't send the fan up very fast (much quieter than my launch unit), but again this will depend GREATLY on what you're playing. Within about 60 seconds of starting Infamous: First Light, the fan is hauling ass, and that's on all 4 units I've tested (my two, and my buddy's two). On the plus side, at least the fan noise in Infamous masks the bloody annoying coil whine. 

 

In terms of performance and resolution, the difference is really obvious on some of the supported titles. e.g. The Last of Us looks REALLY sharp on a 4K TV. Beautiful. Uncharted looks a great deal sharper (though strangely soft compared to The Last of Us, but either way a big improvement over the original PS4).

 

Thumper looks beautiful in 4K, - so sharp, and so does Rez. Neither game cried out for 4K, but it's nice to have it. 

 

Battlefield 1 runs at a higher res (something around 1700p) and the frame-rate sticks closer to 60fps at all times, which is nice. 

 

I'm not a fan of the "new" controller. The light is annoying enough, and now it faces you as well. Thanks, Sony, not. Also, the mismatch of grey analog sticks and buttons vs the black finish of the controller is just ugly. Lastly, the analog sticks just aren't as good as the launch-controller sticks (them falling apart notwithstanding) when pressing them in for R3/L3. They kind of... grind into place. Not a fan (that's all 4 controllers I've tested - behaving similarly). Unless you like the light on the trackpad shining through, and the new color/USB-ability of the controller, stick with the launch controllers which are on sale often these days.

 

On a side-note, the power and eject buttons are probably the worst designed buttons in the history of buttons. They're probably even worse than the launch PS4 "buttons." Just...hopeless. 




#13501616 Buy 1 Get 1 15% Off Prepaid Gaming Cards @ Best Buy

Posted by WilliamG on 27 October 2016 - 07:15 PM

Thanks OP, just picked up $200 PSN for $185. Not the best deal, but I needed to spend $180 RZ certificates that were going to expire anyway. 




#13489941 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by WilliamG on 14 October 2016 - 06:53 PM

OK so why did nobody tell me that Rez can be played with the Move controller?! O M G. It's like this game was so ahead of its time - it's basically 10 billion times better than awesome with VR + Move Controller. It's so natural...

 

SCREW ALL OF YOU. Going back for more Rez. Not leaving VR till the batteries die in the Move controllers. 

 

And with the weather here in Seattle the next couple of days, I'll play VR till the power goes out.