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#14364553 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 24 December 2020 - 01:08 AM

Damn that's a helluva deal. Ima have to look for that cus I've been looking for Vudu credits

First time VUDU users I believe save 30% on their first purchase. I picked up $25 in credit for $12 on eBay, but the seller sent me $45. I sold the extra $20 here for half price.




#14363920 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 22 December 2020 - 05:59 AM

I can relate to this. Got my niece and nephew an extra Switch controller because they've been wanting to game as a whole family. So I got them one along with Katamari Damacy Re-rolled and Mario Tennis to which they're at that age where getting new games feels like a fucking event still compared to us slug like game buying monsters. I also told my sister that next time (when we're not in this fucking covid hellscape) they can finally see my collection since she runs a tight ship, but finally let them game after getting them a Switch so I'm eager to blow their minds with my hermit gaming kingdom.

As Hannibal Buress so elegantly put it "they're like hookers for my sense of nurturing."

My son is 3 1/2 and I’ve introduced him to the Switch via Animal
Crossing. He will wander the museum and harass Blathers for a good 20 minutes and enjoys swimming around the water.

We started playing co-op Pikmin 3 and he’s hooked. He’s now memorized all of the colors & their abilities.


#14328956 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 24 September 2020 - 04:57 PM

Forgot the $1 deal is 1:1, since most people have already redeemed it. D'oh.

 

:???:  :???:  :???:

 

Then I may have wasted $26. Oh well.

FWIW, I had GPU for about a year (after converting the $1 trial last year) that expired in June 2020. In July, I went to Brazil and added two years of regular Gold to my account and was eligible to do the $1 conversion again (and 6 months of Spotify).




#14328149 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by JJSP on 22 September 2020 - 10:02 PM

Why yes you can.  I used (2) $50 certs yesterday (two separate orders)

Excellent. I know they explicitly state they're not good on digital content (at least the online certs), but in-store looks to be alright (sort of like how the $5 PUR certs work, I assume). Thanks!




#14326916 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by JJSP on 21 September 2020 - 09:09 PM

Expecting this to be a shitshow, but won't stop me from trying.




#14326741 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 21 September 2020 - 04:52 PM

Bethesda and Obsidian are also sister studios now. A New Vegas remaster and/or sequel is more possible than ever.

A Fallout Vault Dweller Collection with 3 and New Vegas would be incredible.


#14326515 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 21 September 2020 - 04:19 AM

Bad deal? They can save $200 and play all the games someone who paid $500 did. Why do you people care that there is cheaper version for those not wanting the "best" deal at $500?

We had the VCR, S and X. What games can't the VCR or S play? Sure some might chug along but those who have a VCR or S can play all the same games I can on my X. Can't imagine there will be many if any Series X only games. Not everyone can or wants to drop $500 on a console. $200 buys a bunch of games, controllers, and accessories. Or throw another $100 in and get TWO consoles. Might be of more value to parents with 2 or more kids.

Millions of people will be happy with the Series S. They wont care they didn't get the top of the line console. Just like millions of people were/are happy with their XBox One S or VCR.

Personally I am likely to eventually get a Series X. But I can see the appeal of the Series S and it should be a fine console for millions of people.

I’ve gone through the entire Xbox One lifecycle with a 500GB S. I’ve never missed not having a One X; I’ve got Gamepass and I play games that are interesting or have a cool story. I’ve got a 2TB drive hooked up to it full of random games I downloaded and played for an hour or three. Games that look pretty are cool and all, but I’m way more interested in having fun with it.

Series S is going to be really intriguing for a ton of gamers. I bet they sell like hotcakes this holiday season - GamePass is hands down the best deal in gaming and with a pandemic making going into a store a little more challenging, a digital console is very enticing.

The only reason I want a Series X is because I’ve still got a bunch of games and movies on disc.


#14326401 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 21 September 2020 - 12:24 AM

I’ve got a 55” Samsung Frame (2018). Series X it shall be.


#14325485 Super Mario 3D All Stars (Physical) up for preorder

Posted by JJSP on 18 September 2020 - 07:44 PM

I'm just happy to be able to play Mario Sunshine again.




#14324670 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 17 September 2020 - 04:30 PM

Out of curiosity, how many people are going to use the Xbox All Access to get the new system? I’ll have enough money to pay my for mine but the two years of GPU is very tempting. Mine is still paid up until spring of 2022. I’m trying to decide which way and through who to do my pre-order.
Any advice would be appreciated.

I’m really into the idea, but I’m like you with the Gamepass already paid through 2022. Not really into paying for something now that I’d have in 2024 as we start getting into the next next generation.


#14322557 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by JJSP on 14 September 2020 - 11:36 PM

FWIW, I was able to preorder a physical copy of Mario 3D Collection today at Gamestop. Used the bonus trade to get rid of the Bioshock Collection XB1 I had since I bought digital for cheap.


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#14322484 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 14 September 2020 - 06:24 PM

Since a lot of you have Switch's, I figured I'd ask here. My GF has wanted one since AC came out, so I figure I'd (try to) get one. Should we go Digital or Physical? We will only get 1st party games. I know they don't drop often in price physical, what about digital? Are there ever deals for Nintendo funny money to soften the blow? How big of a micro SD card will we need? I here you can kind of game share on the Switch with digital, anyone try it (on the off chance we end up with two consoles)? And finally, what overpriced accessories are a must? Pro controller? Any Joycons that aren't cheap junk?

I've bought most first-party stuff that I'm likely to replay digital (Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Smash Brothers) and buy most others physical (or digital if on sale). If you're a Gamestop PUR, the $5 coupon every month can be used on Nintendo credit to help get it a little cheaper.

 

Digital games at full retail give you $3 back in Nintendo credit, physical gives you $0.60 if that matters to you.




#14322090 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by JJSP on 13 September 2020 - 05:04 AM

$5 extra trade credit for all Switch games? NICE.


#14321117 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 10 September 2020 - 04:44 PM

Best Buy is the only retailer (in the US) right now.  According to this page there should be four more joining "soon:"

 

Microsoft (Store)

Gamestop

Walmart

Target

 

While it's possible that you might be able to use that store's funny money to make the payment, I don't think it will happen.

Citizen's One is who handles the Apple Store iPhone Upgrade Program too. It's going to be a credit check and a credit card on file at sign up, after which they'll bill that credit card every month (you're signing up for automatic payments ultimately) unless you tell them to bill another credit card. You can't bill it to a giftcard or trade credit.




#14320827 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by JJSP on 09 September 2020 - 08:26 PM

There's always going to be games not in the service, like just this month had to pick up Tony Hawk. It has incredibly decreased the amount of games I'm buying and making it much easier to hold out for the inevitable sale prices. Really want to play the Resident Evil 3 remake, but perfectly happy to wait until this November where I can get it for $20 vs picking it up for $60. 

I bought Tony Hawk, but the free $10 from Twitter and the free $15 from the Madden/UFC trial rewards really softened the blow. $15 out of pocket for THPS was fantastic.

I can't remember the last game I bought at full retail price that wasn't on Switch.