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Starcrest

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In Topic: Best Buy Black Friday 2019 Ad Deals

Today, 05:32 PM

Do you guys think GCU will work on bf this time?


Not only will it not work during BF, no you can’t price match, and there will be employees who don’t even know what GCU is.

In Topic: Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals Master Thread & General Black Friday D...

Today, 05:27 PM

Console makers are capitalists with shareholders, their only motive is profit. Why would they sell digital for cheaper just because it makes sense. People have decided they are willing to play full price.

$60 might not have kept up with inflation, but neither have wages. If they lowered the price, they might actually sell millions more. I make pretty good money and I rarely pay full price for a game so in a way, the people who do are subsidizing the game. There are games I wait until they drop to 30 or less to buy. I've never paid money for an assassin's Creed game though they look interesting enough. But if they weren't $60 at launch I would consider it.

But back to the point of digital, I don't see the point personally. If I have to buy more storage, what exactly am I getting out of an all digital console? I'm not so lazy that I can't change a game disc. The game is tied to my account until the game maker or MS or Sony or Nintendo decided to turn off services for it or stop supporting it. There's something to be said for the fact that you can still buy a Nintendo and it will play cartridges in 2019. They can't take that away from you.


I’m not a fan of digital, but I will point out that the physical costs of making discs is vanishingly small. When most of the costs were spent on developing the game, it honestly makes sense that digital is priced the same as physical.

In Topic: Best Buy: Astral Chain & Daemon x Machina $49.99 / $39.99 gcu

15 November 2019 - 07:19 AM

That’s so tempting right now since I just got my $10 for Luigi’s Mansion [emoji848].


Yay. My points showed up randomly in the past twelve hours.

In Topic: Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals Master Thread & General Black Friday D...

14 November 2019 - 11:43 PM

As a new Switch owner, does anyone recommend Super Mario Party for $30 (Walmart)? I'd only be playing it for the local co-op with 2 of my siblings. Still not sure if I should grab it or if it gets boring after a while. Also not sure about the variety of games and how that would work for 3 people.

Does anyone have it that can provide their input?


It’s a much better game then any of the other recent entries in that series. There’s only four unique boards though. Couch co-op is the only reason to play any of these games I’d say, so unless you really will get siblings to play, I’d probably pass.

In Topic: Best Buy Black Friday 2019 Ad Deals

13 November 2019 - 05:57 PM

Well if you are patient and wait until Cyber Monday week you can usually get some of the Black Friday games for similar prices and GCU will apply then. Sometimes they are a bit higher, but with GCU you actually can get some for less than the BF prices.

That's assuming you have GCU still, if not well almost everyone will not have it in a few months. We are coming up on the two year anniversary of GCU being ended, and only people that stacked years will still have it - anyone that just re-upped as it expired will be done. I was lucky and reupped right before they ended it, so am good through March. I'm interested to see what happens next April, if they just cut and run and refund people that stacked years so they can just purge it out of their system, only a very small number of people would be affected. Of course, they haven't replaced it with anything else since then, didn't they indicate they might have some other program in the future?

I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have it, and was saying “I’m going to wait outside a best buy and hope someone who still has it walks by so I can borrow their account. “