Since they don't seal their games, they could at least seal the store.
Put a piece of tape to seal their store and call it new.
Haven't been in a gs store in a few months now, November me thinks.
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Posted by Gore on 13 December 2019 - 06:31 PM
After a few weeks with the At Games Legends Ultimate I wanted to post some thoughts on anyone considering it (especially with the upcoming Sam's discount):
-Build quality is impressive all around. Joysticks and rotary knobs are great. The light up marquee is a really nice touch. My unit has a small gap on the right side where you can see a bit of the raw wood paneling between the screen and the side, but I think it was my fault in assembly. Overall it's no big deal. The sound quality of the stereo speakers is impressive.
-Set Up - Extremely easy to set up. It requires a phillips screw driver and a total of about 16-20 screws. The 4 joystick panel plugs snap into clearly labeled and "fool proof" slots. I'm bad at putting together furniture, etc and it still only took me about 20 minutes to have it completely assembled and running.
-The user interace is super slick. Two easily accessible HDMI ports on the front for video input that you can switch between with the touch of a button. Adding roms is incredibly easy and there is a built in function on the Home screen called "Add Ons" that you click to immediately bring up any roms you added via USB.
-Game Selection - Yeah it doesn't have a lot of the big hitter classics, but this thing has some amazing deep cuts on it. In addition to having most of the big Atari Arcade games, it also has a great collection of Data East and Jaleco games. Heavy Barrel, Joe & Mac Arcade, Karate Champ, Astynax, and hundreds more. The Atari collection also has some great cuts (Mountain King Arcade version!, Warlords, etc.). I love that it has Fighters History (the first Street Fighter copy-cat game made famous by the Capcom lawsuit). Adding roms is pretty easy, but even if you didn't add any, this collection easily has 3 or 4 dozen fantastic classics on it and a lot of hidden gems.
-Streaming/Buying Games: In addition to letting you add your own roms or plug up any HDMI device and configure the controls, it also comes with a streaming service that is in a free beta. It has a collection of great SNK classics on it. Over my school's wi-fi connection, I found little to no discernable lag. These were completely playable. They also promise the ability to buy these games and download them coming, giving one of the few ways to buy roms legitimately on any of these units (I have no problem buying them if they give me the open and fully intend to do so for any games they put on the service I want in my collection).
-Extra Functionalities: A recent update allows you to add blutooth controllers, so you can get your 4 player TMNT, etc on fairly easily. You can also add custom bezels and art work to any games you add. Joystick options are customizable for each game.
Overall I gotta say this thing is the real deal. This is the ultimate at home arcade unit. The only real downsides I can come with is the more expensive price and that it takes up a larger footprint than the 1up cabinets, but those are pretty minor downsides given what you get. I can't really think of a feature they left out. I can't recommend this thing enough.
I still plan on buying one or two of the 1up units if they get cheap enough, but mainly as window dressing/cool conversation pieces. This thing is all you need for a real Arcade at home experience. At Games did some really shoddy work in the past, but this thing is all aces.
That's quite the review. I may need to pick one up.
Too bad you aren't getting any commission.
Posted by Gore on 24 November 2018 - 12:11 AM
Giant Green Dinosaur - kept tail swiping everyone walking by
Xbone Battlefield V - don't even want bfv
Copper Chef Skillet - for mom
4TB external HDD
128gb usb flash drive X2
Super Hero dolls X2 - Wonder Woman and Super Girl (tots for toys)
X2 $10 jcp coupons
$15 off @ sears coupon
"free" x360 - friend join me
Diablo 3 Eternal Collection X2 - one for friend
Hisense 40' 1080p tv (in store) X2 - not sure where the 2nd will go
^^^ A couple great games of crazy 8s (i lost) and a game of WAR with real playing cards. Thank you. Waiting in line made entertaining.
Ash VS Evil Dead S3
Charlie Brown Movie - mom
Sleep pants - mom
Gave away jcp coupons - Happy Turkey Day/Black Friday
Electric Toothbrush X2 - mom & me
stopped by gs. they (appear) finally sold all their remaining lego dimension packs
some fella was kicked off premises by security
decided not to go with dell on a laptop that might have capabilities to stream & record console games.
to be continued...
Posted by Gore on 23 November 2018 - 11:49 PM
For those that purchased a pre-owned/refurbished Xbox 360 on November 21, 2018 when Gamestop launched their black friday sale online, there's a high chance your order didn't push through due to the ancient system they have. I gave customer service a call and my order didn't pull through. So, if you are curious as to why you aren't seeing it via order history or haven't received an email confirmation a day after then it most likely didn't go through. Also, I paid via paypal.
Luckily, GameStop still has more in stock even though I wanted the white one *Shrugs*
Thank you. I'll keep watch. So far, still processing.
Posted by Gore on 17 November 2018 - 08:38 PM
The Shield TV is the best streaming device. It does 4K which is a big deal these days, and there will likely be a Black Friday deal for it somewhere. If you're not willing to drop between $150 to $200, Amazon has been having sales on its Firestick and Fire TV products over the past few days. But I love my Shield TV!
yes. like the one fire box work with 4k with hdr. but they dam near hide the fact on packaging. seeing most don't list it.
overall jose is correct. with the shield. seeing all box or device. for 4k are pass-thru . but the shield is not. it can do 4k playing outright.
just letting you know 4k as been butcher with mis facts all over the place. and consumer grade 4k still has no standard body.
Thank you both!
I will check out Shield tv.
-edit-Looks like regular version may be better suited for me. May see about the previous version others bring up; storage, remote.
Posted by Gore on 16 November 2018 - 08:15 PM
Not many use J7 Crown. S7 battery does run out quickly. I'll keep looking. I may go J7 for the price and seemingly better battery.
Does anyone know how to unlock either of these (S7 or J7 Crown) phones from straightalk? May be remove sim card before initial boot?
I may go metro. Need to see how there service is after changing networks.
Posted by Gore on 15 February 2018 - 07:32 PM
Thank you for the tip.
For those of you looking for Wu, check if you have a Vintage Stock in your area. They’re like Hastings lite and all 4 stores I’ve been to have a surplus of Wu for 2.99.
Didn't see any in stock online. Heading out now to see what's in store.
The fun packs are $3.99 down from $5.99. It seems it's their holiday sale.
Posted by Gore on 15 February 2018 - 12:26 AM
Last week my store had a lot of Sensei Wu. They're all gone now. Only a few PPG and Chase McCaine left.
I'm eagerly awaiting a restock and hoping for ET, Knight Rider, Hermione, and Doc Brown
Another store near me is completely wiped out. The only way I'll get anything from there is to call to check
on stock and hope I get there before the scalpers bulk buy everything...
Once they're in stock, don't wait. Seems scalpers travel quite a distance if they think/know they'll make a profit.
May be Wu (and others) are discounted with the market flooded. Soon, may be?!
Posted by Gore on 03 January 2018 - 11:31 PM
Most of the sellers I ordered from last year when people were selling the 99 cent store team and level packs for $5 to $7 shipped them in bubble mailers and folded the top of the packaging to get it to fit in the mailer.
That bothers me so much. Target is doing that a lot lately.