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Posted by Gore on 08 April 2021 - 10:12 PM
Pay to get all the things BestBuy used to do, at no additional charge.
Pay to get what other businesses already have included.
Pay to get ripped off.
Pay to not have a streaming service.
Pay to get 0% off games.
They want to put it as their version of Amazon Prime. But, Amazon Prime gives you a good quality streaming service along with free shipping and some other things.
However, I see something a bit more sinister under the surface. They point out no minimum free shipping, extended return periods which you already get with My Best Buy Elite. Might this be the first step towards taking those away or downgrading them for Elite? Maybe this new service is a way for people to straight up buy the Elite benefits without spending $1500 a year. Or it might be the first step in trying to get people to pay for them (beyond just spending a certain amount). I'm sure they will put the hard sell on it in store if you buy a laptop or TV.
I wouldn't mind if it was a way to "straight up buy the Elite benefits". This would work if they completely remove the $1500 requirement to gain elite.
Let's just put the standard back in play: 30-day returns, free s&h at $30ish, quality customer service for phone and online, concierge tech support as long as the warranty (the manufacture and extended) is valid.
This seems to be like when MS attempted to double the price of gold: only increasing the cost with zero benefit to us, the consumer.
Does anyone feel like this is when a website "needs" to charge you to remove something from the site because of bandwidth costs?
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.