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#13471036 $15 code with $150 E gift card purchase @ best buy/coinstar ($...

Posted by black_hand313 on 27 September 2016 - 01:26 PM

Shoot, I was thinking of using the $15 code on a Battlefield 1 preorder but it comes out on October 21. Would be a great deal if you got it right away - if I remember right, buying gift cards from Coinstar means you get reward zone points? Thanks for the info, OP. Maybe there'll be something to buy down the line but I'll give it a miss for now.

#13417862 Target ad 7/31-8/6

Posted by black_hand313 on 30 July 2016 - 02:08 PM

I thought the comic was pretty good, I'm not much of a Batman fan though.  His villains are cool, but the fact Batman's powers are being rich always bugged me.  Imagine if Donald Trump became a super hero:  he'd be Batman.

You forgot genius-level intellect and physically he rivals any Olympian (Batman punched a SWAT officer through a brick wall once) plus enough willpower to resist mind control. Quite an insult to say ANY billionaire could match that. (Sorry, I'm a big Batman fan - cool to hear you enjoyed the comic though, I haven't read it yet).

#13304520 Best Buy Ad 5/1-5/7: 50% Trade-In Bonus on XB1/PS4 games

Posted by black_hand313 on 26 April 2016 - 01:08 AM

Thanks for the ad, OP. I was hoping The Division would be $40 BEFORE GCU but it sounds like people are running into major glitches or losing interest. Any more opinions from people who have it?

#13236261 Assassin's Creed Rogue: $9.99 at Best Buy for Xbox 360 version (...

Posted by black_hand313 on 05 March 2016 - 09:03 PM

Played every console AC but this one and Syndicate so far. Getting AC fatigue but heard this was better than Unity. Can't decide one way or the other right now.

I definitely enjoyed Rogue and Syndicate more than Unity. I was also losing interest in the series (I played Unity before Rogue) but Rogue's narrative kept me going. I think they did a good job setting up Shay's falling out with the Assassins and once he joined the Templars, I was really into it.


Basically, it comes down to two questions: 1) did you like Black Flag and 2) does playing a Templar sound interesting? I think the latter puts an interesting twist: Assassins using the same techniques against you, hiding in the city waiting to pounce, and putting a twist on side missions like Assassin Interceptions (you have to actually protect a target by tracking down the Assassins first). The naval combat and controls are close enough to Assassin's Creed 4, but with some marked additions (like other ships can actually try to board yours, which is pretty cool, and exploring the Arctic - just don't swim in the water too long.


Assassin's Creed Rogue and Syndicate are both games I enjoyed for different reasons: With Syndicate, I really liked London, the two lead characters, and the gameplay's markedly improved (ESPECIALLY from Unity)...but I thought the plot was rather straight-forward, with the Templars (imo) reduced back into being moustache-twirling villains. Rogue has the naval gameplay and the more compelling story.

#13235793 Assassin's Creed Rogue: $9.99 at Best Buy for Xbox 360 version (...

Posted by black_hand313 on 05 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

Thought I'd post this in case anyone else was interested. I finished this before: definitely one of my favorite entries in the series for its interesting story, more naval combat, and playing as a Templar! No word on a next-gen remake or port, though with the Xbox 360 version we can cross our fingers it will be backwards-compatible down the line.


Price is currently only valid for the Xbox 360 version, but it's not too long ago that this version's clearance price was listed as $26.99:




Alternately, amazon has the Xbox 360 version for $9.99 (as of 3/9), with the the PS3 version for $10.99. Still a good price imo if you don't have gamer's club, I'll post both links below:





#13179256 Best Buy Ad 1/31-2/6

Posted by black_hand313 on 30 January 2016 - 02:53 AM

  LOL, typical of ubisoft. they use budget low cost servers.

That's why I have my doubts about The Division - it looks like fun but my WiFi is spotty enough as it is. An online-only game on Ubisoft's servers looks like a losing proposition.

#13173847 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/12: RePlay Sale! $8 N++, $8 Galak-Z,...

Posted by black_hand313 on 27 January 2016 - 04:00 PM

Played it on Ps3, is the definitive version really that much better?

Hmm, it's mostly a graphical facelift - for example, Lara and some of the other character models were completely redone, better lighting, and longer depth of field (meaning objects at a distance appear sharper, less mystery fog covering everything). It's worth that the PS4 version also runs at a higher framerate, not always 60 fps but consistently high (the Xbox One version is still locked at 30 fps. I've played on both consoles).


Like with the Last of Us, the Definitive version's the one to get for newcomers, but if you still have the PS3 version on your shelf, it really depends on whether the graphical facelift and higher framerate would make a difference for you. It's still the same game, at the end of the day...at $7.50, I'd say "why not?" if you want to play it again, but I was a big fan of the game.

#13173819 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/12: RePlay Sale! $8 N++, $8 Galak-Z,...

Posted by black_hand313 on 27 January 2016 - 03:43 PM

Tomb Raider for $7.50? Done.

It's an awesome game, easy to recommend at $7.50 :)

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Posted by black_hand313 on 30 December 2015 - 09:19 PM

here's what I got when I tried to pick up my game just now:


Definitely the worst experience!




update: I chatted with redbox, they awarded me 2 rentals. I will go get the game again. I hope the guy who stole the disk go to hell!

Wow, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone found a way to rip 'em off. What  a sleazebag thing to do. Cool that gamefly gave you two rentals!

#13071476 Assassin's Creed Rogue: $9.99 on amazon (Xbox 360 & PS3)

Posted by black_hand313 on 30 November 2015 - 08:54 PM

I've had my eye on this entry for a while now (said to have one of the better stories, plus more naval gameplay and you get to play as a Templar). With no word on a current-gen port after over a year, I thought I'd post in case anyone else was interested.



#12977957 Assassin's Creed Unity - Limited Edition X1 $12.18 on Amazon.com

Posted by black_hand313 on 20 October 2015 - 12:46 PM

As bad as AC3? Haven't played anything past AC2, but I heard it's a roller coaster in regards to quality of the games from AC2 onward.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I liked AC3 overall. It's true the story wasn't paced well (from slow beginning to rushed ending) but I felt more invested in Connor's story. The fact he's half Native American appealed to me, and I thought he was the most human protagonist. Since then, it's like they've just been trying to copy Ezio for different time periods. The stealth got wonky but Assassin's Creed III had the best combat with Brotherhood imo, and III was the game to introduce the well-received naval warfare that was expanded on in IV and Rogue.


I would definitely recommend playing AC3 over Unity. I had some fun with Unity once they patched it, and it had some good ideas like open box assassinations, but there's some really jarring design decisions that ruined the immersion for me. After all the attention they spent trying to immerse you in Renaissance Italy and Connor's Native American heritage, it's weird to walk around Revolutionary France with everyone speaking in a thick British accent (with the occasional slang). The French Revolution is merely a backdrop, the main story is bleh, Arno is a cookie-cutter Ezio clone, and I've never felt less in control of my character. Just getting Arno through a window or down a hole in the ground can be an exercise in frustration.

#12905408 Best Buy Ad 9/6-9/12

Posted by black_hand313 on 06 September 2015 - 02:37 AM

I get worked up because of what crazed said.  It's always constant questioning from certain people in the community.  I have to deal with stupid, ignorant questions all the time with work already and it gets all the more irritating when I get it here too.  All I'm trying to do is help people save some money.  It doesn't really feel like it's worth the time, effort or risk though given the response it generally receives.

Hey oldgoon, thanks for clearing that up. You did save me some money by letting me know about that FIFA deal, money's a bit tight for me but I wanted to get my brother what he wants for his birthday. I really don't think you're one of those guys who gets a kick out of ******* with people. Unfortunately some people on here get overzealous: I can't say I'd blame you for feeling like it's not worth it but I say thanks for putting the ad up

#12904192 Best Buy Ad 9/6-9/12

Posted by black_hand313 on 05 September 2015 - 02:20 AM

Late thanks for putting the ad up early OP, I had preordered Fifa 16 for my bro's birthday and the trade-in deal will save me some more money

#12708077 GameFly Used Games Daily Flash Sale: AC Unity (XB1) $10, RE Revelations...

Posted by black_hand313 on 26 May 2015 - 05:18 PM

Thanks Cheapy! Sorely tempted on Far Cry 4 (PS4 version currently out of stock though), would also get AC: Unity if it's $10 on PS4 also

#12658504 Wolfenstein: New Order, Walking Dead: 1st Season (PS4/XB1) $13 Murdered:...

Posted by black_hand313 on 24 April 2015 - 07:12 PM

I'm going to wait for SR4 to drop to $14.99. I have a good feeling that'll happen before too long.


I did pick up a copy of TWD S1 ( :ps4:), though. Thanks, Cheapy!

Loved TWD S1 on Xbox 360, sorely tempted to get it on PS4