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#14509722 Nintendo eShop Deals and Discussions

Posted by nightc1 on Yesterday, 07:45 PM

For the free games, when they did this christmas 2020 (I believe), most of the games included initially were not on sale at all.

Looking at their library of games on the eshop, the games not on sale:

Nova-111

Creepy Tale (Free on the 7th - Wed)

Creepy Tale 2

Supersonic Tank Cats

Graviter (Free on the 6th - Tues

Golden Force

Destropolis

Powertris

Pool Pro GOLD

Star Horizon

Strike Force Kitty

Exorder (Today's, Mon 5th, game)

 

Unironically that's 12 games total.  So no Tanuki Justice (on sale $5.99) , Wallachia (sale $4.49), or Okinawa Rush (sale $9.99)




#14509697 Nintendo eShop Deals and Discussions

Posted by nightc1 on Yesterday, 05:36 PM

 

 

Would be great if the "deal" got its own thread so this thread isn't bumped everyday for it. I know that this site has turned into one thread per platform but just a thought.

Dude, Brian, we haven't had like regular big posts of eshop deals since Frisky retired and we've always discussed random stuff.  If all you care about is the latest price drops without any fluff... just bookmark DekuDeals and sort by most recent price drop.   You can even refine it to just games above a certain meta score or whatever criteria you want.

This will get you started:
https://www.dekudeals.com/eshop-sales

 

If you want to track physical sales, this is my link that sorts everything by the most recent pricedrops:

https://www.dekudeal...ort=recent_drop




#14509168 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 02 December 2022 - 02:40 PM

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#14508986 Black Friday Videogame 2022 List and General Discussion

Posted by nightc1 on 01 December 2022 - 04:36 PM

Thanks!

Just an FYI, I had a couple Preorders through BB that I used promo certificates on.  What they did for the certificates (from different orders, but cancelled at the same time) when I cancelled was issued me a new certificate which combined all the certs.

 

That was earlier this year and I ended up doing it a second time and ultimately stacked 3 certs back into 1 cert.  So now that I've seen this work first hand, I'd use this pre-order technique to save certs with expiration dates.




#14508745 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 30 November 2022 - 03:19 PM

For Front Mission, it's Forever Entertainment which means it'll be discounted a lot within the first year for the digital version.  If I get it, I'll likely just go digital if it turns out good.




#14508595 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by nightc1 on 29 November 2022 - 08:47 PM

Got the circle sticker of doom on my TMNT Shredder's Revenge (Switch) from GS.  Nicely my TMNT Collection (Switch) though in the same order was still sealed.
 
...
 
So the last year or so I've posted my total game purchases for the year in this thread.   Yesterday I locked in my preorder for DQ Treasures (Switch) at BB and I think I'm done for the year.  So adding up all purchases (including digital) I'm at:
 
2022 - $426.29

 

In comparison:
2021 - $747.66
 
So I did quite a bit better for the year.  Not that game expenses affect my budget in the slightest... I'm more concerned with expanding my backlog such that I never get around to playing my purchases and focusing instead on acquiring only games I'll (hopefully) seriously play.
 
My 2022 videogame purchases for those curious:

 

Spoiler

 

2023 Plans:

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Dragon Quest (3 HD?, 12?, 10 Offline,... etc) Anything

 

Not sure what else beyond that since I mostly just buy on Switch and rarely PS4.




#14506797 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 22 November 2022 - 10:02 PM

The local community store already exists; most major cities, and smaller ones, have a mom and pop game store.  Perhaps several of different gaming variety, all usually run as a labor of love, not a corporate location (i.e. difference between Bob's Games and GameStop).

Already had that saved for a reply before it was edited away...

Just out of curiosity I looked into Cary's game store scene.  The only mom & pop shops appeared to be centered around board/role playing type stuff.  Pretty sure this is the only game store of it's kind in that area.   Not just that sells LRG games, but classic games too (unless you count Game Stop... which I don't).

It's not like they setup a store in Seattle in the same shopping center as Pink Gorilla Games and are trying to run them out of business.  Which their website only sells Pink Gorilla merch.




#14506748 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 22 November 2022 - 08:11 PM

 I'm never going to visit it, but I've seen pictures and it looks like the customers and employees are having a good time.  I wish more businesses would do cool things like this that don't necessarily advance their profitability but seek to fill a perceived need in a local community.  

I think part of doing cool things like this is to create a cool place which ultimately serves to advance profitability.  That said, I'm 100% with you that we need more stores like this in the world.   We also need more fun things to do... especially where I live.




#14506673 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 22 November 2022 - 05:06 PM

Speaking of sales on LRG games... beyond BB... there are some on their Amazon store on sale.  Plus TMNT Shredder's Revenge is on sale in most stores.  I grabbed a copy through gamestop.com and of course got an opened copy with a round sticker sealing it back.  But it seems complete.  At least the TMNT Collection (Switch) that I ordered with it was still sealed.

 

On Amazon I was looking at Battle Exe (Switch) ... which is around $5 off.




#14506647 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 22 November 2022 - 04:15 PM

Is it the smartest business idea in the world?  Does it matter?  This gives them a way to dump stock without backing up the shipping department further, without worries that a low number item could get damaged in shipping and they'd have to deal with the CS on it, and without competing with resellers on ebay who are a big part of the customer base that they don't need to drive off.   There are no other mom & pop stores in the area getting pushed out.   I don't see the problem.

 

Oh ok, so someone missed a game for whatever reason.  So if this store isn't convenient and the markup to use a reseller that shops there is too much... there are a plethora of other indie game stores, major stores (BB, Amazon, ...etc), online game stores, and of course there's ebay.   Plus many games get import versions that are sometimes better than the domestic version.  And you can always just give up on the physical version if it goes crazy in price and buy it digital (or not buy it at all... life will go on).

 

i don't comprehend the issue with them having a physical store.  As long as it's fate isn't hooked to the fate of the online company (such that the store fails, the website fails and preorders people paid for are in jeopardy)... then it's all good.  It's another independent game store not in my area that I don't get to shop at.  That's life.  I'll likely never find myself even passing through that area close enough to make it worth stopping.




#14505685 Black Friday Videogame 2022 List and General Discussion

Posted by nightc1 on 18 November 2022 - 08:28 PM

Any reason to buy the PS5 Cowabunga Collection for $10 more than the PS4 version?

The dev said it's the exact same game with no benefits at all on the PS5.  Same loading speeds, graphics, and so on.  Nothing at all unique to that experience.   So, the main reasons to spend the extra $10 is the PS5 box (if you collect PS5 specific releases) and possibly having a separate (but same) trophy list.




#14505614 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 18 November 2022 - 05:24 PM

As previously stated, as someone who understands game stores to another, y'all chose the highest cost, highest risk, lowest return maneuver in opening a physical retail versus pushing out excess product through either your already established channels of Amazon, Best Buy, and Partner Stores, or your own in-house distribution.

We (the group) talked on here recently about the FTC rules for mail order businesses and online only businesses for when something is preordered but doesn't ship within the time frame predicted.

Ok so the obvious answer to why they established a brick and mortar business without any option to mail/internet order from it is to differentiate themselves from the the stricter rules on stores that have no physical stores.

SO if the business breaks even... cool... it's served it's legal purpose.  Even if it loses a little, it's decent enough protection.  But it's important that they don't offer online sales from this store so it establishes their physical presence separate from the online side.




#14505344 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by nightc1 on 17 November 2022 - 09:54 PM

4K versions usually come with a Blu Ray and a digital code. Both series X and PlayStation 5 disc play 4K. It's worth the extra $3 to future proof yourself.

The 4K version included the BR and digtial.  The BR version included the DVD and digital.  I actually might make use of the DVD version as one of my kids sometimes will play dvd's on his computer through a second monitor while playing games.

 

I'm opting out of the PS5 and Series X and don't own and have no desire to buy a 4K tv until one of my current tv's die and hopefully that's well after the TV's with ATSC 3.0 built in get a lot cheaper (they are too expensive right now and I mainly watch tv over the air).

But yeah, for $3 more it's worth it if you plan to ever make use of it.  I have a couple movies I bought the 4K/BR version because at the time it was the cheapest way to get the BR version (previous BF's at walmart).  But I'm not paying extra for the 4K version that I may never use.




#14505326 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 17 November 2022 - 08:59 PM

Even the old Working Designs games I recall getting for practically the same price as any other game at the time. I see online that Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete was $60 MSRP, and Arc the Lad Collection was $75 MSRP.

I recently acquired a Lunar SSS Complete very cheap (all four discs in original box... but no slip cover and book).  It's amazing the work that went into that from the box art to the disc art... the documentary disc and the soundtrack disc. Plus having so much english voice work in the game itself.  And everything in one nice package that fits along side other PS1 games.

The main company I feel that came close to replicating what WD did was Atlus during the DS & 3DS releases days.  Sure they had some CE's... and some odd shaped standard releases... but a lot of their standard releases included a soundtrack or something else special.




#14505243 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by nightc1 on 17 November 2022 - 03:19 PM

I'm glad I never got into CE's.  Standard editions are my default as I just want the game experience not have to figure out where to store all the excess stuff.  They may often go for more in the aftermarket but I don't buy with resell gains in mind... I buy games to play them.  If I decide to sell later then it's easier to ship standard releases anyway.

 

The only CE's I ever purposefully went after were either cheaper at retail after mark downs than buying the standard edition (ex: Persona Q: The Wild Cards Premium Edition.. paid ~$20 for it new on amazon), where a CE is the only option for physical (ex: La-Mulana 1&2 - Switch) ... or stuff like Fire Emblem Fates where the CE was the only way to get all content physical (I think this may be the only example I have of that).  I've rarely ever bought a CE outside of those parameters.  The only one I can think of (at the moment) was Fire Emblem Echoes (3DS) where my oldest son is a huge fan of the series and I wasn't sure yet if I was going to dive deep into it (more a fan of Advance Wars) or not and it was only $60 at retail which made it new console game release price rather than something truly outlandish.

 

So yeah, I own very few CE's.