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Righteous Nixon

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#14092951 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 27 November 2018 - 12:39 AM

So what are the must have deals for the BF sale? I've looked and skimmed and nothing really catches my eye besides Life is Strange: Before the Storm, but I see you guys buying a lot. Maybe I'm just picky nowadays.

 

To each their own. If nothing caught your eye, save your money. 




#14092246 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 26 November 2018 - 07:33 AM

Gotta say, MS is improving with their online pricing compared to physical copies during sales like this. Figured I was only picking up 2-3 games this year, but MS's Black Friday sale changed that. Wound up buying like 9 games from this sale. Nice to see MS Turing this around. It always frustrated the hell out of me that digital copies were prices so much higher than physical copies. Made no sense whatsoever. Again, nice to see this is changing. 




#14076042 Black Friday 2018 - The Big Thread | See You Next Year!

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 05 November 2018 - 06:27 PM

I would wager against this. Universal platform = great way to extend ongoing BC to all your longterm customers. Forward compatibility = complete discouragement for many of those customers to upgrade and extremely bad performance on these games vs. what they're "supposed" to look like on the new machine. Plus, depending on how far advanced these newer titles are, running them on the old box may not be as simple as dropping a few settings. Spending resources crippling your new-gen game to run on an old box would be a seriously bad investment.

 

I would take that wager. MS's new approach, at least publicly, is all about having multiple systems available for people to choose from and having all games work no matter which system you have. Dropping support of Xbox One the minute the newer console comes out would be going against this business model completely. And again, I said the first 2-3 years which is really the first couple cycles of games so I don't buy for a second that the games would be so far advanced that it would be difficult to make them run on the previous system. The fact that you will get a better experience with the new console will be more than enough incentive for people to upgrade when it gets to the price level they deem appropriate. Xbox One X sales are proof of that. All MS would be doing by dropping support of Xbox One is losing millions and millions of sales on people that wouldn't have upgraded right away anyways. The VAST majority of Xbox Owners don't buy the consoles at launch or at full price. They usually wait for a price drop or two. Again, they would just be losing millions of potential sales, per game, trying to get people to upgrade right away that wouldn't have anyways. 

And one of the things I think your failing to recognize is the VAST majority of money in this industry is made on games and subscription services (a massive understatement actually). So it doesn't matter if someone buys a particular game on the Xbox One or the next gen system or has a membership to Gamepass or Xbox Live Gold on either system. MS will still get the same amount of money and people wont hesitate to buy games if they own an Xbox One because they know the game will still work when or if they upgrade. So suggesting its a bad investment is really placing WAY too much emphasis on hardware sales, which MS makes very little money from. Its games sales & subscription services that matter and now that MS is using a universal platform, it doesn't matter which system people are using. As long as your in the Xbox ecosystem and subscribing to services and buying games, MS will be right as rain. 




#14075508 Black Friday 2018 - The Big Thread | See You Next Year!

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 04 November 2018 - 03:52 PM

To be clear....I believe an Xbox One game disc will run in an Xbox One 2. I do not think an Xbox One 2 disc will run in an Xbox One. You think the X12 discs will run on X1’s?

 

Yeah, I think thats taking what I said to the extreme. I don't think games 10 generations from now will be playable on Xbox One. That being said I do think the games released in the first 2-3 years of a new systems release will still be playable on the previous hardware. They will just be inferior versions. Again, WAY too much money to be made to not go that route especially given how easy it would be to accomplish. 




#14075353 Black Friday 2018 - The Big Thread | See You Next Year!

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 04 November 2018 - 03:24 AM

Time to add a bunch more games to my backlog, which is already so ridiculous I could play a new game every day for 5+ years. Yeah Black Friday!!!




#13768188 XBL Deals - 2017, Part II

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 04 July 2017 - 07:47 PM

What's a kinect?

 

Well, the first Kinect was nothing to write home about, but Kinect 2.0 is the nicest video game related camera on the market that significantly improves the Xbox One console. Not to mention the really cool hacks you can do with it. I purchased a 2nd Xbox One (white version) so I was able to jump back and forth between my launch version with a Kinect and the white version without a Kinect and it took about 7 days before I ordered a 2nd kinect for my white Xbox One. And thankfully when my launch Xbox One went down, MS sent me the cables required to hook it up to the XBox One S I replaced it with for free. Personally, I couldn't imagine using an Xbox One without Kinect. Skype and HMDI pass-through are indispensable in my book. 




#13741682 Best Buy Ad 6/11-6/17

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 13 June 2017 - 10:46 PM

I gotta say, Best Buy just absolutely kills Amazon in regards to game pricing now. Just no comparison whatsoever. The only exception is brand new releases and I rarely ever buy brand new releases. Its just too easy to wait a couple months and get 50% off. I remember the days when Amazon actually used to be aggressive with game pricing. Now the best you can hope for is Amazon matching Best Buy's sale prices on a week to week basis, which basically equals paying 20% more if your in the gamer club, which at this point would be insane not to be. Oh well, I guess we should just be thankful that Best Buy turned things around and got as aggressive as they did. I just find it kinda shocking that Amazon is so content to be in the position they are with pricing. One would think they would try and get a lot of those lost sales back. The only games I buy at Amazon now are heavily discounted games that are no longer carried by Best Buy. Everything else is Best Buy all the way. 




#13731718 Guardians Galaxy: Telltale - XB1, PS4, Best Buy, $20/$16 with GCU

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 05 June 2017 - 07:13 PM

Its definitely one of the best prices we have seen yet for the physical copy, but I really dont like that the episodes arent all on the disc. Whats the point in buying a physical copy if 80% of the game isnt even on the disc? Personally, I am a big fan of Telltale's games, but this is one company where you benefit greatly by having patience. You can usually get the first episode for free. As soon as sales start to drop, Telltale makes the first epiosde free in hopes of raising sales back up again. I think the only games I paid for the first episode were Walking Dead Season 1 and Back to the Future. Pretty much every other Telltale game released I was able to get the first episode for free and was able to buy the rest of the game for like $8. No way am I buying a physical disc that is basically a code for DLC. Just not a model in this industry that I am willing to support.




#13715558 XBL Deals - DwG: Transformers, Dead Space 2/3, 360 Watch_Dogs DLC, more | S...

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 15 May 2017 - 03:34 PM

Jesus, this has to be like the 7th or 8th time we have seen Saints Row 4 and Gat out of Hell put up for sale in the Deals for Gold sales. Meanwhile there are a ton of games I would love to buy that have never been put up for sale yet, many of which have been on the maret for a long time. MS's sales have gotten better, but they still need to improve in a lot of ways. Seeing the same games put up for sale again and again is definitely one of the lingering problems with MS sales. 

 


They're trying to forget that one because they know they're never going to make an RPG as good as that one.

 

Yes, I hated Fallout 3 and 4.

 

How somoeone can like the Fallout series and not like Fallout 3 is simply beyond my level of understanding, but as always, to each their own!




#13714596 Best Buy Ad 5/7-5/13

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 13 May 2017 - 06:40 PM

In all seriousness, why?  I do not get all the people waiting for Scorpio.  With Microsoft now having all their games on PC and XBOX at the same time now you can literally build a gaming pc that can do a lot more then just game for what the scorpio is gonna cost.  Because dont kid yourselves Scorpio is gonna be every bit of a 600-800 dollar gaming console, and if the leaked specs are any indication its gonna be on the high side of that 600-800 dollar price range not the low side.

 

I don't get why some people still clearly dont understand that the console market and PC market are 2 VERY distinct markets. Thats exactly why MS had no problem bringing their Xbox exclusives to PC. They knew it would have almost no effect whatsoever on the console side as most console gamers have no interest in switching over to the PC side just like most PC gamers have no interest in switching over to the console side. Again, they are 2 very distinct markets, always have been.

 

Once you come to terms with that fact, it becomes very easy to understand why Xbox gamers/console gamers are lining up for the Scorpio release. If you can't come to terms with that very basic principal of the gaming market then you will likely not understand a lot of things that ultimately wind up transpiring in the gaming market. Xbox making thier exclusives available for PC is a perfect example. The people that dont understand that these are 2 distinct markets dont understand that move at all as they basically think its the equivelnt to MS giving away thier exclusives. The people that understand that these are 2 distinct markets understand that MS making those games available for PC didn't hurt Xbox one bit. In fact, Xbox benfitted from it as not only is PC getting Xbox games, but Xbox is aslo getting many PC games now. Its not just a one way street with all Xbox software going to PC. Its a two way street and this move ultimately means more PC games will be available on XBox and any Xbox gamer should consider that a very good thing. 

 

 

I have a rant. 4K UHD movies STINK. I bought the Half Blood Prince from Target for $30 yesterday and it looks the same as the standard Bluray. Honestly, the film vs digital debate is over now, because film did not translate to 4k at all. Unless they shot it in 4K digital, it just doesn't look 4k. The Crouching Tiger sequel is really the only movie I've seen that actually looks 4K. I'm guessing it was actually shot in 4K. Maybe 70mm films will look good when converted to 4K. I don't know, but I'm not buying another 4K UHD until they start putting disclaimers on the boxes that says "Don't bother, it looks like 1080p!" And I know someone will say I'm just blind and can't tell the difference, but I watch a lot of 4K content on youtube and it actually looks 4K. Older films just didn't translate well. They just look 1080p, not 4k at all.

 

Its not the move from 1080p to 4k that is going to be the big game changer this generation. Dont get me wrong, the move from 1080p to 4k is nice, but its not a game changer. Its HDR technology that is going to be the real game changer this generation. Do you remember the very first 1080p HDTV's that hit the market? Compared to the picture quality of latter 1080p HDTV's, like the Pioneer Kuro's, the picture quality on the initial 1080p sets was mediocre at best. And one of the things that improved the image quality dramatically as time went on with 1080p sets was contrast range and black level. As contrast range improved markedly, so did the overall picture quality. It wasnt the 1080p that made the picture quality so amazing in latter 1080p sets. It was the technology dealing with contrast range, black level, colors, etc. And HDR technology is the most powerful tool HDTV companies have had to date regarding overall image quality and HDR is still largely in its infancy right now. The 4k sets that will be available 5-6 years down the road will make the picture quality were seeing today look mediocre by comparison, just like the latter 1080p sets did with the initial 1080p sets, but to an even greater degree. HDR is going to be the real game changer this generation, not the move from 1080p to 4k. 




#13692719 Nes classic in stock at Walmart ymmv

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 17 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

The only thing this state has going for it is Orange Faygo... other than that Fuck this place. Snyder is a piece of shit and either you're surrounded by rednecks who think the south will rise again (AND HOW THE Fuck? WE'RE PRACTICALLY CANADA! THAT IS NOT SOUTHERN YOU FOOLS!) or extreme poverty. Or both.

All I will say is Glen Lake. I wouldn't trade our cottage there for a piece of real estate anywhere else in the US. And Orange Faygo sucks. Orange Crush kicks its a*s up and down and all round. Faygo Rock n Rye is the sh*t! Anyone who says Michigan doesnt have anything nice likely sits on thier couch every night watching TV, lives in Flint and has lead poisoning (hence isn't thinking too clearly), or has never gone farther than the border of the city they live in.  I'll take a state with 10,000+ lakes over a desert every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Plus I love having 4 seasons. Couldn't imagine living in a place without spring, summer, winter and fall. 

 

Not to mention, Traverse City, Isle Royale, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake of the clouds, and I could go on and on and on. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, and the list goes on and on. Yes, you do have to shut off your game console and actually leave the house to find these places and take part in these types of activities so I can see why many in here know nothing about them. 




#13692712 Nes classic in stock at Walmart ymmv

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 17 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

Prices for this thing are dropping like a brick.  Market price is now in the $270 range.  If you guys are spending days researching and driving around for something that is going to make you $150 at most, get another job.

 

Exactly. The time spent driving around, the miles you put on your car, the money you spend on gas. All so you can make a measly profit. You would be far better off spending that time looking for a better job, or using it on other ways of making money. Spend that time learning how to invest in precious metals or the stock market, or pick up a hobby that you can ultimately use to make money. Just look at Etsy if you want to see just how much money one can make if you actually learn how to do something productive with your time, beyond driving around looking for merchendise to flip. 




#13692433 Nes classic in stock at Walmart ymmv

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 17 April 2017 - 05:26 AM

Just weighing in on the CAG time spent vs. salary thing. I make about twice as much a year as I did when I joined CAG but will always look for deals. For the most part I kind of love the hunt. I also play a ton of games each year. A couple friends of mine were making fun of me because I held off on Halo Wars 2 until I could get it on sale and they couldn't understand why I wouldn't just buy it for full price. I just bought it last week for $32 and only had to wait a few weeks from release. I also buy presents for others and it's nice to get a break on the prices.  I don't make 6 figures, but even if/when I get there, I'll still be on CAG trying to save a buck. And hunt for that next super deal. 

 

People who buy games at full price are crazy in my book. Like you, I buy a LOT of games. I currently have close to 4000 on Steam, like 600 on GOG, I purchased like 600 for my 360 (retail and live arcade titles), purchased like 150 for my PS3 and am already well over 200 on my Xbox One and over 100 for my PS4. On average, I am paying about $15 to $25 for my console games and I rarely have to wait more than 2 months before buying. Games go on sale much faster then they ever have before and are discounted by much larger margins then ever before. Buying games at full price is literally the same as starting up your BBQ and throwing your money into it. 

 

I can see people buying a few titles at launch, like online shooters that they plan to spend a lot of time with as it does suck coming in a couple moths in when you have a ton of people that have already learned the layout of all the maps and you get your a*s handed to you while you play catch up, but those wuld only account for a couple games a year for me at most. I have such a large backlog that I have no need to buy games when they first come out. I can just sit back and wait for my price point, which is again around $15-$25. 




#13692293 Nes classic in stock at Walmart ymmv

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 17 April 2017 - 12:32 AM

I think there are basically 3 types of people that frequent CAG

1) The person who still lives at home and doesn't have the funds to fund their gaming habit so they look for deals here on CAG
2) The reseller who frequents here, slickdeals, and other sites looking for the next flip
3) The person who makes ok money but still likes a deal

I fall into number 3. I'm single and only make around $45k a year. I have a gaming habit, so I love CAG to help me find those deals.

 

1 - I don't buy this at all. First off, the whole "living in your parents basement" statement is WAY overused. I guarantee 90% of the people who are accused of this on gaming forums are not still living at home. Its just one of the many idiotic statements fanboys love to lob at one another on gaming forums. I don't think you can even be active on a gaming forum, like IGN, without having people accuse you of that from time to time, usually for nothing more than having a different opinion on a particular topic. I can't even remember how many times I have had that statement thrown my way on sites like IGN and not only did I move out promtly (18 and I was out the door!), my wife and I actually finsihed off paying off our mortgage 2 years ago so we now own our home free and clear. 

 

2 - flipping isn't what it used to be. Given the increase in fee's we have seen over the years from sites like eBay, Paypal, etc. plus the increase in postage fee's...well, flipping isnt as easy as it used to be. You need to really score some killer deals to be able to make a profit that is even worthy of the effort. A lot of flippers have gotten burned on a LOT of things over these last few years, in a lot of different markets. Many of them are just happy to make their money back on many occassions. Don't get me wrong, I know there are still fippers out there, but IMO thier numbers have definitely decreased considerably in recent years, in a lot of differen markets. 

 

3 - Liking good deals is not exclusive to one income group. I have upper middle class friends that are more savy with deal hunting and using all of the tools out there that can help you save money like cashback sites, credit card points (and points from just about every retailer out there), etc., than many of my freinds that only make around $35-$50k a year. 

 

The bottom line is people in general today are FAR more savy at looking for deals and sales than generations past and the internet and internet shopping has played a big role in that change. This forum is just one of MANY out there that are extremely popular and whose main purpose is hunting down deals, sales, etc. To think that these are mostly people who just make ok money and like good deals....well, I for one dont buy that at all. I certainly don't fit into either 3 of those categories and a lot of the people I have come to know on many other sites like this dont fit into them either. I'm not going to state openly what I earn, but I will say that I make very good money and my wife actually makes almost double what I do. We could pay full price for everything and still live very comfortably, but we are constantly looking for ways to save money and make our money go as far as it can. When Fatwallet.com ended the cashback part of their site back in mid 2016, we had saved over $6,000 on the site since its inception. And we pay off our credit cards at the end of every month so were actually one of the few people out there who actually make money off of the credit card companies and not the other way around. Given all of the expenses I wind up charging related to my job, I wind up making a killing with credit card points and airline points. 

 

Deal seeking is not exclusive to any income bracket. If you actually join a lot of sites that deal with sales, coupons, cashback, etc and actually get to know a lot of the people who frequent those kinds of boards regularly, you would already be well aware of that fact. 




#13650582 Official Collector's Edition Compilation VII 2017 Update!

Posted by Righteous Nixon on 03 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Damn, that statue looks amazing. If I had more money after getting the Okami statue and the Illidan statue from Blizzard I'd probably jump on that.

 

The best thing about Sideshow is their Flexpay system. If you order a statue when its first announced you can use Flexpay, which usually winds up being bewteen $50-70 bucks a month, depending on the price, if you choose the full 8 month payment period. I use Flexpay on all my Sideshow statues as it locks in an exclusive version of the statue and it makes the payments far more managable. I have actually had a crazy couple of months with Sideshow. I was supposed to recieve 9 statues over a roughly 4-5 month period ( Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb), but due to a bunch of delays it pushed all of the statues into Jan and Feb.  I make all my payments on the 25th of each month so I have had 9 statues delivered between Jan 25th and feb 25th (Red Sonja, Pugatori, Dark Phoenix, Superman, Captain Marvel, Pfieffer Catwoman, Skeletor, Green Goblin, and Green Lantern) and you don't know the shipping amount until just before it ships, which usually runs about $50 a statue. Had I not used Fexpay for all of those statues, I would have had to come up with like $5,000-$6,000 in roughly a 30 day period. I would have had to cancel at least a few of the statues had I gone that route. 

 

And that type of payment system has really spread to a lot of the high end statue companies including Gaming Heads, Triforce, etc. And if I were you, I would do whatever it took to buy one of those Sonja statues. Again IMO, its the single nicest female sculpt/statue I have evr seen produced, by any company out there. It even destroys's XM's female sculpts.