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Saphoon

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#14298032 The Yakuza Remastered Collection (PS4) $39.99

Posted by Saphoon on 14 June 2020 - 08:02 PM

I am in the same boat. I want to get it but I 100% know that by the time I get to these games in my backlog it will be cheaper. I own all of the other Yakuza remasters except these but haven't started the series yet.  

Start playing them now (begin with Yakuza 0). These are long games: 50-100 hours if you take on all the optional material (which many say is the reason to play Yakuza games), especially since 0 has really long (but well done) cut scenes. Actually, you, and everyone else who waited will have a storytelling experience that's better than earlier adopters received, who played the games in release order (Kiwami 1, 0, 6, Kiwami 2, this collection). By the time you're finished with the first three, this collection will likely be much cheaper.
 




#14264644 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 16 February 2020 - 07:32 PM

Last weekend a store had TMNT for $299 and then went back up full price. I hope they drop price again maybe this week (because of Presidents day) but doubt it.

It might drop when the new cabinets, like Golden Axe and NBA Jam, come out, though Pac-Man, Galaga, and Rampage have not dropped, outside of a few individual stores, despite having been out for a long time.




#14264640 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 16 February 2020 - 07:25 PM

 

I feel like a boss. I just fixed the broken gun on my Maximum Force cabinet.
 
I opened it up and it was clear what was wrong - the wire wasn't plugged into the PCB inside the gun.
 
So I plugged it in, and then when I fired I saw the screen flash but it wasn't registering. It was like just blinking like you are shooting off screen, but it wasn't making sounds like gun firing or anything.
 
So I opened it back up and saw one of the 2 pins connecting the infrared light to the PCB had become desoldered. So I busted out the soldering iron and soldered it. Put it all back together and now the broken gun is working perfectly. I do want to get a new trigger spring though or microswitch, because you have to pull the trigger almost all the way to get it to register. The other gun is a lot more lenient which I like.
 
So I got a fully working Maximum Force cab that is like an A- as far as cosmetics go, for $300. Can't complain about that.
 
(Sorry for the off topic arcade cab talk, but again, this thread is the reason I got it)

 

Sure pays to know what you're doing. I doubt you would have gotten that price if it was working perfectly. Don't worry about being off topic - anything to do with arcade cabnets, real or reproductions, is fair game. I learned about Quarter Arcade through these posts, which are a potential alternative for 1up, especially with my limited space. Next time they're on sale, I'm getting one. 




#14261853 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 05 February 2020 - 04:42 AM

I know they started making the risers match the machines themselves but does anyone know where I can find one for pacman? All I can find at walmart are the generic basic black ones

I've never seen stores sell machine-specific ones separately. They only come with the cabinets, and often only from the Arcade 1up website. The only possible places I can think of are direct from Arcade 1up, or an outlet like Ebay or Craigslist.




#14254623 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 10 January 2020 - 04:49 PM

The logic behind my reasoning on which to buy and which to avoid:

 

1.) Number of Games included: This is why I previously wanted the 12-in-1 until I saw the Legends Ultimate. Seeing how the Legends cab is non-existent at the moment unless I want to spend Oprah money on ebay I'm going to wait a bit.

 

2.) The genre: I wouldn't flood my selection with the same type of game. This is what makes me want Star Wars and Golden Tee, since they are niche games.

 

3.) Games that make it fun to chase a high-score: Beatable games are fun and all but after you've conquered them a few times the replay value dwindles. Fighters have appeal here as do the classic arcade games (Joust being my personal favorite of all-time). I really wish they could do a Popeye but that isn't happening.

Of course, high score games lost their appeal when you reach your score plateaus, and stop improving. That's why Brain Age lost it's appeal - I reached the point where I was no longer improving. Fighters do have a lot of replay, since you have to change your strategy depending on who you're playing with, or against. It's also present in other games that have multiple fighters with different strengths and weaknesses, like the Virtua On games, or the multiplayer console game Overwatch. 




#14250106 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 28 December 2019 - 07:26 PM

Noticed another store around me dropped TMNT to $200; Salem, IN and Bloomington, IN. 

I'd be all over that, if my existing cabinet worked. Now I have to disassemble it and fiddle around with the inner circuitry (per A1UP's instructions) to possibly get it to do what it was supposed to do. Perhaps the Turtles cab will be even cheaper by the time I get my current cab operational as these take up a lot of space and are only worth it if they work, and I will not buy any more cabs until I get the one I already own working.




#14247423 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 21 December 2019 - 04:51 PM

Scored a $100 Final Fight cabinet last night at WM! Very Happy! Take back all I said about non-deservers!




#14244129 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 13 December 2019 - 02:11 AM

My local store dropped TMNT to $200. I picked up Golden Tee for $200, MK $150, and Marvel for $150. Didn't really need them but I'm an impulse buyer.

This person needs to buy a lottery ticket, because clearly, somebody upstairs likes him (her?).




#14243734 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 12 December 2019 - 12:25 AM

Golden Tee $299 online. Not a great price, but it's something, considering how resistant it is to drop.




#14240861 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by Saphoon on 05 December 2019 - 02:37 AM

Parappa the Rapper Remastered for $4.50! Time to go back to the past!




#14239675 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by Saphoon on 02 December 2019 - 09:08 PM

I picked up a Final Fight Arcade 1Up cabinet and riser and have found myself playing it way more than I would have initially thought that I would. The size isn't a huge issue with the riser. I am not a giant dude either though so it works out well for my Game Room set up. The fact that I paid $200 for the cabinet and riser versus $100 for one of the even smaller cabinets.

I agree. I would definitely play this a lot, even though all these games are playable on MAME or compilation discs that can be had for a fraction of the cost of one of these cabinets. Being able to play them on a well-done replica of the original cabinet really adds a lot to it. In fact, the side art of the MSH looks better than the original did (this takes up most of the side, while the original had a small rectangle in the center of the cabinet, similar to Final Fight's design). In the late 90s, you could have had the actual cabinets for these prices. Now that a lot of the people who played these growing up have now reached points in their careers where they are making lots of money, and willing to shell out the bucks for a trip down nostalgia lane (or fulfilling a childhood fantasy), those days are long gone. This is the next best thing. 


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#14236717 Best Buy Black Friday 2019 Ad Deals

Posted by Saphoon on 28 November 2019 - 05:36 AM

ugggh apocalypse now 4k went out of stock while i was checking out

Yeah, I got everything I wanted EXCEPT that one. Can't believe a 40 year old movie would sell out that quickly. I feel so . . . unsatisfied.




#14234868 Yakuza 0, Kiwami are $9.99 each; Kuwami 2, 6 are $14.99 each at Bes...

Posted by Saphoon on 25 November 2019 - 04:01 PM

https://www.bestbuy....s=960&keys=keys

 

The Black Friday early prices have hit the Yakuza series. 0 and Kiwami 1 are $9.99 each, while Kiwami 2 steelbook and Yauza 6: Song of Life, Essence of Art edition are each $14.99. Amazon has price-matched each of these, but their Kiwami 2 is the standard edition, not the steelbook.

 

Judgment, as mentioned in another thread, is $24.99, which Amazon has also matched.




#14233253 BB Select Titles Now Available at Black Friday Prices

Posted by Saphoon on 22 November 2019 - 11:46 PM

https://www.bestbuy....08&eut=11271893

 

Extremely crappy selection, but worth a look, as what you wanted might be among the select titles.




#14230667 Black Friday Movie Deals (Best Buy)

Posted by Saphoon on 17 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

Lots of threads on Black Friday video games, but none on movies yet, so I figured I'd start one. Didn't bother with tiers above $12.99 because these are mainly Disney, and better deals can be had through the Disney movie club, Amazon, and elsewhere. DVD are not included either, since everyone here is too smart to want to bother with those. They are mixed in with the blu rays though, so look at the format before you buy.

 

Added Target

 

Blu Rays

 

$3.99

IT

Justice League

A Star is Born

The Nun

Creed II

Hidden Figures

John Wick

Batman V. Superman

Tag

Suicide Squad

Red Sparrow

Super Troopers

Super Troopers 2

Maze Runner: Death Cure

Death Wish (Willis)

Predator

Edward Scissorhands

Heat (Director's Definitive)

The Mountain Between Us

The Revenant

The Martian Extended Edition

Terminator 2

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Hacksaw Ridge

Sicario

Hell or High Water

Hitman's Bodyguard

Constantine: City of Demons

Escape Plans 2

Book of Life

The Sandlot  (25th Anniversary)

Love, Simon

Tag

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

The Peanuts Movie

Batman V. Superman

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

Spectre

Skyfall

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Critters Attack!

Hostiles

Lego DC Comics Batman: Family Matters

Alien Covenant

Game Night

Hateful Eight

Miss Peregrines . . . Peculiar CHildren

Deep Bule Sea 2

Alien

Jurassic World

Rio

Rio 2

Predator

Expendables

Expendables 2

Expendables 3

Independence Day: Resurgence

Snatched

Sicario: Day of  the Soldado

Batman Ninja

Die Hard

Independence Day

Ex Machina

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo III

Rambo: First Blood

Why Him?

The Princess Bride

 

 

$5.99

Aquaman

Deadpool 2

Bumblebee

Lego Movie 2

MI: Fallout

Wonderwoman

Spider-Man Homecoming

John Wick 2

The Predator

Ready Player One

Greatest Showman

The Meg

Crazy Rich Asians

Equalizer

Equalizer 2

Elf

Planes, Trains, and Automobiiles

Christmas Vacation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas Story

The Shining

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The Mule

Batman: Hush

The Prodigy

Polar Express

Rampage

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Logan

MI: Fallout

Widows

The Post

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

A Quiet Place

Robin Hood

Men in Black Trilogy

Deadpool 2

Escape Plan: the Extractors

Overlord

Missing Link

Hunter Killer

Zombieland

A Simple Favor

Batman Vs. TMNT

Deadpool

Trolls

The Kid Who Would Be King

Stuber

Breakthrough

Three Billboards Ouside Ebbing, MO

Murder on the Orient Express

Boss Baby

The Hate U Give

Justice League vs Fatal Five

Shape of Water

Leprechaun Returns

Tomb Raider (2018)

How to Train Your Dragon

Isle of Dogs

Hell Fest

Blade Runner 2049

Ferdinand

Sing

Uncle Drew

It's a Wonderful Life

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Get Out

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Despicable Me 3

Charlie Brown Christmas

How the Grinch Christmas (Jim Carrey)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Frosty the Snowman

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

 

$7.99

John Wick 3

Shazam

Godzilla: King of Monsters

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Venom

Us

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

Shaft

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Anabelle Comes Home

The Curse of La Llorona

Band of Brothers

Avengers Endgame

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Teen Titans Go Vs. Teen Titans

Captain Marvel

How to Train Your Dragon Hidden World

First Man

Pet Semetary

Hellllboy

X-Men Dark Phoenix

Cold Pursuit

Mortal Engines

Long Shot

Reign of the Supermen

Taken 3 film Collection

Five Feet Apart

Glass

Madea Funeral

Little

Ralph Breaks the Internet

This is Us

Skyscraper

Night School

Atomic Blonde

Predator Triple Feature

How to Train Your Dragon 3D

Girls Trip

Captain Underpants

Upside

Ugly Dolls

 

$9.99

Alita: Battle Angel

The Secret Life of Pets 2

MIB: International

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Game of Thrones: Season 7

Angry Birds Movie 2

Bohemian Rhapsoday

Rocketman

Ma

Crawl

Booksmart

Illumination's The Grinch

Yesterday

Breakthrough

Stuber

Hustle

A Dog's Journey

Child's Play (2019)

The Intruder

Supernatural S. 14

Gotham S. 5

The Flash S. 5

Arrow S. 7

Walking Dead S. 8

True Detective S. 3

The Pacific

 

$12.99

Mission Impossible: 6 Film Collection

Walking Dead S9

Transformers 5 film collection

Christmas Specials Collection 5 Favorites

 

4K UHD

$7.99

Aquaman

Ready Player One

John Wick

John Wick Chapter 2

Ghost in the Shell

Rampage

Hacksaw Ridge

Transformers: Last Knight

American Assassin

Terminator 2

Hell or High Water

Robin Hood

XXX: Return of Xander Kane

Rambo (2008)

Overlord

Pacific Rim: Uprising

First Blood

Ex Machina

Hunter Killer

Rampage

Hitman's Bodyguard

A Quiet Place

Star Trek Into Darkness

Jack Reacher

Valerian

Ghost in the Shell

Deepwater Horizon

Star Trek

Kin

Hostiles

American Assassin

The Commuter

 

$9.99

Bumblebee

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Justice League

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

IT

jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald

Dunkirk

Batman Begins

Dark Knight

Dark Knight Rises

First Man

Halloween (2018)

Sicario: Day of Salado

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Revenant

Black Hawk Down

Alien

Bladerunner 2049

Us

Justice League

Die Hard

Red Sparrow

Glass

Karate Kid

Apocalypse Now

Matrix

Atomic Blonde

Equalizer 2

Predator

Zombieland

Skyscraper

Alien Covenant

Wonder Woman

Pet Semetary

Tomb Raider

Black Klansman

Hellboy

Air Force One

Schindler's List

Charlie's Angels

Grinch (Carrey)

 

$12.99

Alita Battle Angel (includes 4K and 3D)

MIB: International

Detective Pikachu

Bohemian Rhapsody

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Greatest Showman

Cold Pursuit

Venom

Hellboy

Rocketman

The Grinch

The Shining (1980)

Spider-Man: Far From Home

John Wick 3

Godzilla: King of Monsters

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Yesterday

Shazam

Captain Marvel

Stuber

Shaft

Shape of Water

Secret Life of Pets 2

Brightburn

Bad Times at the El Royale

Logan

Widows

The Predator

Breakthough

Deadpool 2

Kid Who Would Be King

The Hate You Give

Goosebumps 2

Hotel Transylvania 3

Step Brothers

 

 

 

TARGET (Listed titles only - will be more on BF)

 

$4

Crazy Rich Asians (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

The LEGO Movie 2 (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Hotel Transylvania 3 (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Combo Pack),

 

$6

Venom (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

The Greatest Showman (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital+Extended Cut)

A Star Is Born (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Mission: Impossible Fallout (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Aquaman (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital),

 

$9

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital)

Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+Digital)

Secret Life of Pets 2 (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Angry Birds 2 (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital),

Annabelle 3 (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Men in Black: International (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Us (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Rocketman (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Shazam! (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code)

Detective Pikachu (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code)

Bumblebee (4K+Blu-ray+Digital)

Justice League (4K+Blu-ray+Digital)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (4K+Blu-ray+Digital)

Venom (4K+Blu-ray+Digital) 

Mission: Impossible Fallout (4K+Blu-ray+Digital)

 

$10

Game of Thrones: Season 7

True Detective: Season 3

The Walking Dead: Season 9

Outlander: Season 4

The Flash: Season 5

This Is Us: Season 3

Killing Eve: Season 2

Supernatural: Season 14.