Why? Freedom Wars is a pretty good game from what I hear, been wanting to buy it on BF but now I don't have to.
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Posted by WNYX585AM on 25 November 2015 - 07:18 PM
Other than a few semi-decent deals, the best strategy for burning your gift cards is to price match. I used one of mine to price match Mad Max at Target. I was surprised they gave it to me since it was showing out of stock online and no store info. My backup was Amazon, but while I was waiting, their price jumped back up to full price (I guess when Target stock ran out).
I don't know if Dell will price match over the weekend because of their staff hours and because of policies related to Black Friday/Cyber Monday, so today might be your best bet.
Also, don't forget that it's possible Dell might have more deals later this weekend or on Monday.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 25 November 2015 - 01:22 PM
Some updates to Dell's site:
Homefront: The Revolution and Dead Island 2 both added to the $15 pre-order GC incentive. Also both listed for release date of 12/31/2015.
Here's a hint: Do not order these or you will be severely disappointed.
Also, several "Black Friday" items have been added/updated, however, the pricing may not be live for some items and is poor pricing for other items.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 20 November 2015 - 04:36 PM
Anyone know any good games to test input lag on a TV? For the PS4 specifically. I'm looking at picking up a new TV. It will be just for gaming like my old one. Wont even be hooked up to cable. Only Gaming and movies. So a good input lag/response time is important. I've done some research and i think its between two Samsung Models. The JS8500 and JS9000.
JS8500 has 36.9 ms input lag and 11.9 ms response time
JS9000 has 23.6 ms input lag and 11.1 ms response time
You'd think i'd just go with the 9000, but unfortunately its a curved screen. I friggin HATE curved screens. I would just go with the 8500 but that input lag is just ok, not great. I would like to bring my PS4 in to the store and hook it up to test it but i dont know any good games to give me a good gague. I'm thinking specifically about something that was given for PS+. I have all the PS+ games. Are there any that have quick time events or button press sequences that would let me get a feel for the input lag on the TV? If not i can try a disk game or something but a PS+ game would be ideal
Barring that i may be able to take the PS3 in. Off the top of my head i know the cursed chess mini game in Kingdoms of Amular would be a good test. I'm looking for something along the lines of that for the PS4. I would just buy the damn thing but i dont want to get it home and find the input delay is too much for me.
Can you honestly notice a 13 ms lag difference? I would guess that most people would only notice it in a side by side comparison and even then most people probably couldn't tell. I'm not saying you can't, but I wonder if some people just see that spec discussed and place more emphasis on it than they should.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 17 November 2015 - 01:44 PM
Hmm, not liking these $15 gift card pre-order bonuses. Are they moving away from the $25 ones?
Not sure if they will have games on sale, but I know it's not just the bundle. I saw they're going to have the Astro A40 TR for $99 (No Mixamp pro I'm guessing), but didn't see any specific games.
Dell has been doing sales or promos around most holidays, although many have been lackluster. Most recently, they had pretty nice deals around Labor Day with many existing games (not just pre-orders) getting $15 or $25 gift cards, so it's possible they may do something like that. Dell is really hit or miss on pretty much everything they do, so it also won't surprise me if what they've advertised is the only thing they offer next week.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 16 November 2015 - 01:29 PM
New $15 pre-order deals added:
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for $39.99 with $15 GC
Rainbow Six Seige for $59.99 with $15 GC
Rainbow Six Seige Gold for $89.99 with $15 GC
There's also an Xbox Gears and Battlefront bundle which is shown but is still listed at MSRP pricing. It's possible they'll add a discount or gift card to the bundle sometime soon, so it may be one to watch. I'm guessing they'll match the current free game deals going at retailers and just give Battlefront away for free (so the bundle will be $349).
Posted by WNYX585AM on 12 November 2015 - 07:28 PM
Btw, have people talked about the packaging Dell uses, or lack thereof? Seriously, I receive mine in the the little gray plastic mailers, with absolutely no protective materials. You'd figure a bubble mailer would be cheap enough, and save them more money. Am I the only one who receives my games in the gray plastic mailers?
Yeah, the shipping is completely stupid. I've gotten a few cracked cases from them. In those cases, the issue was relatively minor so I didn't feel like complaining. My order of Rare Replay came almost completely bent in half (obviously unusable). That's the only time I've had a significant shipping issue and they overnighted a new copy to me. I sure wish they would at least use bubble mailers like Best Buy or Gamefly. I'll get cracks on those occasionally, but far less than Dell's flimsy bags.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 10 November 2015 - 10:47 PM
Well, obviously Sony can say 'we're having a Halloween sale! Put your horror games on sale!" but that is a given and in no way changes the fact they don't control sale games/prices.
Sorry, I didn't realize you worked for Sony. I guess I assumed that a company that takes a cut of every piece of software and hardware that's sold might have some significant influence on pricing, availability, etc. A businessman such as yourself would know better than me, though.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 10 November 2015 - 09:14 PM
Sony doesn't control sale prices for other publishers. Neither does MS.
I don't think this is entirely true. I'm sure they don't have total control on pricing, but there is definitely some amount of coordination and encouragement (or incentives to the publishers) that both Sony and Microsoft are handling behind the scenes. The various themed sales are a good example of this.
I do wish they would have more DLC sales, but there's probably a bunch of data to back up the fact that they don't need to put DLC on sale as much or can much just as much money or more by not putting it on sale.
To answer the original question from Ltrain8765, there are DLC sales but lately they seem to focus more on season passes. I "stocked up" on a bunch of season passes a few months ago when there was a big DLC sale for Mordor, FC4, etc.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 10 November 2015 - 05:45 PM
After calling and acting reasonable and calm several times and speaking to support reps who didn't understand the seasons pass was not supposed to be inside the box I finally flipped out and asked for a $30 refund for the cost of the pass, and that actually worked. I feel like that sets a bad example that behaving rationally gets you nowhere
You'll probably also get an email with the season pass an hour after you receive the refund and then get banned because you scammed them and were an abusive customer.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 09 November 2015 - 03:54 PM
Ok I posted this in the black friday ad for some stupid reason. I was on my phone and fucked up.
Anyway, I bought the following:
2 copies of Farming Simulation 15 PS4
1 copy of Farm Sim 15 Xbox one
3 copies of Rare replay
I had the guy scan them all, and for some reason, It gave me two copies of the Farming Simulation free. Both are $50 games. I should have gotten a copy of rare replay free.
Every once in awhile some dummy posts an idea to check out with two cheap games and one expensive game (as the freebie) to take extra advantage of B2G1 deal. Apparently that guy has been hired by Target to run their POS system. Either that, or he was the guy checking you out.