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#13226500 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - CAG Doubles Tournament! WINNER: CERO5!

Posted by Gamer SDP on 29 February 2016 - 03:31 AM

Winners Finals Writeup


The Build Up

Thatguy and his cousin versus my friend and I.  Thatguy and I had agreed on a time.  When that time came, I was still waiting for my friend as he had forgotten about the tournament!  I also had to charge the gamepad...  I had a feeling we'd be in for a surprise as we never practiced.


I have been following the teams throughout the tournament and had expected Cero and his brother to go far based on prior comments and the previous singles tournament.  When Thatguy advanced over Cero, I knew my friend and I were in for a challenge.  Seeing Thatguy's sparse writeups with character choices just confirmed that my friend and I would struggle.  I had informed my friend after our previous round that the next team would likely be using Cloud/Corrin and were cousins, likely meaning playing locally on same console and suggesting strong synergy (Cero claims he is bad at teams, strangely even while teaming with his brother). 



The Match



Post Match Rant


#13210250 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - CAG Doubles Tournament! WINNER: CERO5!

Posted by Gamer SDP on 19 February 2016 - 06:36 AM

Joel, just refer to me as Gamer!


Round 2 recap.  Warning: may be biased :)


#13171859 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Gamer SDP on 26 January 2016 - 03:00 PM

at least you guys didn't start early on when camping/waiting on lines for hours was required...

#13152069 Amazon Prime Members get 20% off Games from Pre-orders and New Releases

Posted by Gamer SDP on 13 January 2016 - 04:33 PM

"I don't get charged sales tax on Amazon purchases" or any store credit card bonuses shouldnt' really be part of the argument.


From a purely consumer gaming perspective, GCU is better as the 20% off applies to all new games and toys-to-life including items on sale.  There is also 10% off on preowned games.  Best Buy also has a loyalty program - separate from any credit card rewards.  GCU doubles the "points" normally earned on gaming purchases.  Amazon is "better" for getting older games cheaper as there are random price drops (not counting 3rd parties), but that is not really Prime related or even game related.


If going by price matches and other policies, Best Buy is still "better" (aside from the 15 day return for non Elite members).  Everyone always lauds Amazon for their customer service.  There is no official policy that says Amazon has to refund you for anything aside from a return.  Best Buy has their "Price Macth Guarantee" although many csr do not understand/follow it properly.  If all csr and employees knew their companies' policies and executed them properly, Best Buy's GCU would be better.


Aside from the Prime streaming, I'm not sure what perks there are with Amazon that sets them aside from other retailers.  Yeah "free" shipping with 2 day shipping on most stuff is "nice".  If Amazon has some more exclusive sales/discounts, I could then see Prime being worth it.  I don't know how much it costs a month or year for a premium tv channel, but I would think if the Prime channel is a big reason for subscribing to Prime, Amazon as a whole comes out on top against Best Buy for the consumer.

#13151981 New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition $199.99 @ Best Buy / G...

Posted by Gamer SDP on 13 January 2016 - 03:44 PM

Well cag, I was here for the Pikachu 3DS XL, the Link Between Worlds 3DS XL, and the Majora's Mask N3DS XL. While I sold Pikachu a long time ago, my others I still have. I can't resist this. Pokemon Red/Blue is my 2nd favorite game of all time. Limited Editions will be the death of me one day. I have a good job so money isn't a big issue, still hard to justify it. Looks like I'm in another round of trying to get an LE console.

me too as well aside from what I bolded >_>


Man if they did this for Gold/Silver/Crystal...

I wouldn't be surpriesd if that's for the 25th anniversary...


If this goes up, is there any way someone could PM me? Can't access CAG at work but can get email.

setup email alerts?

#13144359 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Gamer SDP on 08 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

surprised (okay maybe not) Shovel Knight is selling out as AC seems to be overstocked.  I'm surprised BB didn't put the game on sale - missed it when it was a dotd for $19.99 pre gcu.  Tempted to get a second copy if I see in store as one is already shipped.

#13105987 Smash Bros. for Wii U - NNID Exchange & Discussion - MOST WEDNESDAYS

Posted by Gamer SDP on 17 December 2015 - 05:43 AM

no one is on?  guess I'll play some of Tourney mode

#13100723 Kongre-gate Pt 4: GS Strikes Back - $5 off any GS in store purchase (exp...

Posted by Gamer SDP on 14 December 2015 - 09:41 PM

Should work! I would recommend using Kongregate first!

SS Link Figma is $49.99. $29.99 is the 20 inch Link.

damn the image was small so just assumed it was figma.  guess I'll probably get a wiimote plus as it's on sale.

#13096036 Kongre-gate Pt 4: GS Strikes Back - $5 off any GS in store purchase (exp...

Posted by Gamer SDP on 11 December 2015 - 10:11 PM

anyone get amiibo cards?  I have yet to see any at GS even during release few months ago.  I would think the cards would bew here the pokemon and mgt ones are.

#13025779 Smash Bros. for Wii U - NNID Exchange & Discussion - MOST WEDNESDAYS

Posted by Gamer SDP on 12 November 2015 - 11:44 PM

I never finished FFVII (bought it off a friend about 9 years ago) but damn.


Okay CAGs, I really want to start playing more and hopefully maybe even get into this competitively (my goal is to beat my friend who is too esports for me know)!


If anyone wants to beat up on me for an hour or so under tournament rules, let me know.

#13023143 My Best Buy Deal: Spend $100 Nov. 11-14 Get $10 Savings Code For De...

Posted by Gamer SDP on 11 November 2015 - 11:35 PM

wonder if paying with gift card affects this. 

#13018108 Nintendo Amiibo Card Trade Thread

Posted by Gamer SDP on 10 November 2015 - 12:07 AM

Probably too late (meant to post Friday).  Trade Service Offer


#13004915 Nintendo Amiibo Buy/Sell/Trade Thread (Read the rules in the OP before posting)

Posted by Gamer SDP on 03 November 2015 - 11:19 PM

Have and/or can pickup NA versions (mostly all reprints unless noted, * and other notations are for my reference ie storage/friend/etc):

Fox (first print and reprint)

Kirby (damaged NIB NA 1st print)*

Marth (reprint)



Captain Falcon (reprint)

Little Mac (reprint)




King Dedede*

Lucario (first print and reprint)*

Rosalina (first print and reprint)*

Shulk (first print and reprint)*

Meta Knight (first print and reprint)*


Greninja (first print and reprint)*

Ness (first print and reprint)*

Jigglypuff (first print and reprint)


Boy Inkling (also have unused mint still in opened 3pack)

Girl Inkling

Squid (also have unused mint still in opened 3pack)

Splatoon 3 pack


Dark Pit (creased JPN box and NA reprint)





Zero Suit Samus

Retro 3 pack (Duck Hunt, Mr. Game & Watch, R .O.B.)


Yarn Yoshi (Light Blue, Pink)*


Wants (condition matters):


NIB NA/EU Gold Mario (Super Mario series)

NA NIB first print wave 1 (Donkey Kong, Kirby, Link, Pikachu, Samus etc)

NIB JPN version R.O.B. (Famicon red)

NIB JPN Marth/Villager/Ike/Lucina/Robin/DarkPit

NIB JPN Modern 8bit Mario (Super Mario Maker series)

NIB JPN Classic 8bit Mario (Super Mario Maker series)

NIB JPN Duck Hunt

NIB JPN Mr. Game & Watch

NIB JPN Mii Brawler

NIB JPN Mii Gunner

NIB JPN Mii Swordsman

Yarn Yoshis (NIB EU/JPN - condition does not matter)

Mega Yarn Yoshi (NIB EU/JPN - condition does not matter)

NA Animal Crossing Amiibo card packs


Dwolla, Paypal, Gamestop trade credit, GCs (Amazon, Best Buy, or Gamestop at a slightly higher rate)

#13003915 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Gamer SDP on 03 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

Value of Mystery Certificate I was e-mailed last night: $5


Value of "we miss you" certificate I was sent almost a week ago: $5


Value of walking into Best Buy and buyng what used to be a $100+ amiibo for less than 50¢: Priceless.




And then I found a random Charizard at Walmart.


Today was a good day.

Which amiibo - was it Marth?  More importantly, did you use MasterCard?



Hopefully TRU still has Mii pack.  Going to try to use the coupon.  I think printing it out might have a better chance in case someone reads it the terms that it must be surrended. 

Just wonder for those that used the image on their phone or printed, did you have just the barcode half (right) with the terms or both including the design part (left) that has the valid date and promo bit?


#12923489 Smash Bros. for Wii U - NNID Exchange & Discussion - MOST WEDNESDAYS

Posted by Gamer SDP on 16 September 2015 - 11:06 PM

Goodnight Gamer, maybe I'll be on tomorrow for a little.

Another 4 hour nights sleep because of you!  I think I'm getting a bit more use to the controls (even though my hands still feel cramped) as the games felt a bit closer. 


I know most competitive players swear by the original GCN controller, but is the new GCN smash controller that bad?  If anyone has used it let me know.  I do not recall my hands feeling cramped when I used my og jet black GCN controller (I actually used a wavebird aonce that came out so don't recall that far back).