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#14198591 Turok 1 and 2 remastered - Switch - Nintendo eshop - 15/25% off each, $1...

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 13 August 2019 - 07:48 AM

To be fair Nintendo does not usually follow Xbox and PSN prices so your point is moot.

Nintendo didn't publish these, so it shouldn't matter. The whole "Nintendo doesn't discount their games" applies only to Nintendo games, and the third-party games they publish - such as Square-Enix stuff like Dragon Quest XI and Builders 1 and 2, Octopath Traveler, and The World Ends With You. If these games never see the pocket change prices on Switch that they've seen on other platforms, it'll be because Nightdive Studios is greedy, not because Nintendo didn't discount it.




#14193746 Twitch Prime Members: Select games $14.99 + $15 Amazon Credit

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 28 July 2019 - 06:55 AM

Just started a chat with customer service and they issued me a $15 credit for my Fallout 76 :xb1:  purchase, no questions asked. Took probably less than 5 minutes.




#14179848 Best Buy Flash Sale with $10 Promo Certificate

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 19 June 2019 - 07:28 AM

Oops. Ordered a MicroSD card (256GB) from Amazon a few days ago. It was snapped in half though, so I requested a return and replacement. I guess now I'll just cancel the replacement order and get my money back. $39.99 for the same card at Best Buy, AND I get a $10 certificate? AND the chances of getting a fake card are much lower? Seems like a no brainer.




#14174805 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate $1 only !

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 09 June 2019 - 10:58 PM

If you find one let us know. I’m this close to just paying $48 for cdkeys.

Where do you see a $48 one on cdkeys? The one in their daily deal page goes up to $55 when in the cart for me. There's a Brazil one for $46 but it won't work on US accounts.




#14155846 Spider-Man PS4 Finally $29.99 at BB

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 17 April 2019 - 07:18 AM

I fully expect a complete edition around the time Far From Home comes home. I'm more concerned the dlc never goes on sale. Example with WWE 2k19 on sale right now: regular game is 20, deluxe 30, season pass on it's own is 30 and will likely stay that way. I see Spidey doing the same.

The Spidey DLC season pass was on sale for two weeks back in March for $16.




#14155302 Microsoft Store Spring Sale

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 16 April 2019 - 03:52 AM

Which Overwatch is better? Legendary Edition or Game of the Year edition?

GotY edition comes with 10 loot boxes, a pet for WoW, Tracer for Heroes of the Storm, I think Mercy's Wing's for Diablo 3 and a Hearthstone cardback, and the Origins skins for Reaper, S:76, Tracer, Bastion, Pharah. 

 

Legendary Edition comes with that but instead of loot boxes you get 5 epic and 5 legendary skins. 

 

If you can find the GotY edition at gamestop (maybe it's in plentiful supply? I dont know which came first, legendary or GOTY), you apparently get a code for the legendary edition content that isn't included in the GOTY edition. 




#14068843 Amazon Prime Now: Spend $10 on 7up & Get $20 PSN code

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 21 October 2018 - 08:21 PM

Even without a prime now credit for slow shipping you're still getting free money of some value, that's a deal no matter how you cut it

Yeah, but if you don't want or need soda, spending something like $24 on 5 2 liter bottles after tax, shipping, tip, CRV really isn't worth it, especially if you're just in it for the credit. If you give zero fucks about soda, you'd be better off buying a $20 credit than buying $24 in soda you probably won't drink. 

 

For people that do want soda, and aren't dumb about shopping, they know they can buy 2 liter bottles of 7-Up and Dr. Pepper for less than a dollar, sometime even $0.70 a bottle, from their super markets. For an actual cheap ass gamer, spending $2/bottle or $6/12 pack is just absurd. I can buy a $20 credit for PSN and take that $4 to Vons or Ralphs and pick up 5 2 liter bottles of soda, and still have some money left over. 

 

This is a deal for people who already spend $15/month on Amazon Fresh and frequently order $50 in food (otherwise they're going to have to pay a $10 delivery fee, which just makes the deal worse), and who probably don't care about food prices. Those aren't cheap ass gamers. I imagine the actual cheap ass gamers who have saved up a bunch of credits to cover the cost of this are few and far between. 




#14016827 Best Buy's Gamer Club Unlocked will still exist -- but it will cost you

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 25 June 2018 - 09:38 PM

Unless this is some future addition to their new plan, the guy either lied to you or has no idea what they're talking about. I can't find anywhere on that Total Tech Support page that mentions a 20% discount on games, nor do I find one in the terms of service. The only other thing I can think of is that its a secret part of the plan, so if someone wants to be a guinea pig and spend $200 on a crappy tech support plan just to see if they'll save some money on games, please go ahead. 




#13873069 YMMV- Free SC II: Heart of the Swarm for SC II:WoL Owners

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 09 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

SCII is going free to play, so it's not really a YMMV situation, unless maybe you JUST bought WoL. Everyone with a battle.net account can get WoL for free, and people that already had that get HotS for free. The latest expansion isn't free though.


#13785949 New My Best Buy Member Offers - $5 off $30 game, others

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 22 July 2017 - 06:37 PM

How odd. These are pretty much the GCU welcome coupons. I wonder if it's a glitch.


#13659856 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 13 March 2017 - 02:02 AM

Just buy the official Nintendo plug. An iOS charger won't be enough to charge the system while playing, and it'll charge really slowly while in sleep mode.


#13654582 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 07 March 2017 - 08:09 AM

I'm pretty sure the Joy-Con's aren't being charged when the Switch isn't plugged in. If anything, using the Switch in tabletop mode will use more battery since the bluetooth is being used at that point.




#13653077 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 05 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

 

 

Puyo Puyo Tetris: $47.25 (Seems more expensive over there. US pricing has it listed for $39.99, although the PS4 version is $30 so what the Fuck is up with these prices? I get that carts are more expensive and they want to charge a premium for it being portable, but this is a digital title)

I'm pretty sure Puyo Puyo is going to be $30 on the eShop when it releases in the US. The physical Switch edition is $40 because it includes two keychains. 

 

 

Has anyone been able to successfully charge the switch through a USB-C to USB-A cable?

 

I purchased an Anker Powerline cable last week to charge it as i played zelda undocked, but the system just refuses to pull a charge.

It shows the lighting symbol that its properly connected so its not the cable. Pretty sure its just the voltage isn't strong enough.

 

Any adapter piece/plug that i can use with the cable to give the proper voltage? 

 

 

P.S. : (They need to add an option in system settings to keep the system powered off while charging, it will always turn on when connected to any usb-c connection, dock or no dock. That just makes it take longer to fully charge) 

The Switch needs a USB-C to USB-C with USB-PD spec to charge, and the brick or powerbank also needs to be USB-PD. Otherwise it won't be able to draw enough power to keep the battery from draining while plugged in. The official charger max's out at 39W, but I'm not sure the Switch, at least undocked, needs that much. USB-C to USB-A won't work, since USB-A can't draw on power like C can. Most powerbanks and bricks also won't work, since even things like the iPad don't draw nearly as much power as the Switch. I think the Google Pixel's charger is good enough since it's USB-PD and can deliver enough power to charge the battery rather then drain it. 




#13647510 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 01 March 2017 - 07:50 AM

i would not trust a cheap usb c cable.....unless someone can verify it works and is to spec

I actually think this may be the biggest problem with the Switch - people just buying whatever cheap USB-C cable they find without doing any research, only for them to accidentally fry their console. I'd honestly recommend buying a second Nintendo charger if you absolutely need one Day 1. Yeah, it's pretty expensive, but the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won't turn your Switch into a pile of melted plastic and silicone is probably worth it. Wait until more knowledgeable and courageous people test USB-C cables, wall chargers, and battery packs before buying them. 




#13644413 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by smokeyjoey8 on 26 February 2017 - 10:34 PM

So I have two questions.

 

1. Can I use the included charging adapter with the Switch on the go, as in I take it with me and use it to charge and play or is that just for the dock?

 

2. Have we found cheaper AC adapter solution for charging and playing on the go yet?

 

Also for those looking for a SD card. Amazon got a 64 GB for $16 + tax prime shipped

 

https://www.amazon.c...00?ie=UTF8&th=1

Yeah, the included charger works when in handheld/table top mode and when in tv mode. In fact, so far it seems to be the only reliable way of charging the Switch when not docked. Because Nintendo hasn't given any information regarding it's battery and charging specs, no one knows what kind of third-party charger and portable battery packs to buy. Earlier in this thread you'll find people talking about and posting an article about how common USB-C chargers and batteries aren't charging fast enough when playing, making them pointless.