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Title: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 07, 2011, 02:54:31 PM
This weekend was a blitz of gaming purchases for me: four games over three days. The good news is that my gaming time should be set for a nice long time to come.


1. The Beatles Rock Band (Wii) -- "Like new" copy found on Kijiji for $10. This game has become harder to find recently - at least locally - so I was kicking myself for not grabbing a cheap copy. Very happy to indulge in this bit of Beatles fan service.


2. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) -- Another used find complete and in good condition, also $10. Not really a steal since it's easy to find cheap copies of this game, but without any 3DS games this year that appeal to me it seemed like a good way to kill some time while I wait for...


3. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS) -- Did I say no 3DS games? Well pre-ordering now at BestBuy.ca let me get a $5 discount on the initial list price of $39.99. After taxes and shipping, the game still costs less than $40. Sounds like a deal to me and ensures I'll have something to look forward to next year.


4. Radiant Historia (DS) -- I've been watching copies dwindle at the Futureshop.ca website for a while. Finally pulled the trigger when they dropped to 7 remaining in stock. Not sure if $30 is a good price for this game or not, but it seemed reasonable for a lengthy RPG experience that has received plenty of positive press.


So one of the games is actually a preorder that won't arrive for a few months and the used games are covered by stuff I've sold on Kijiji over the past couple of days anyway. Pretty excited to dig into some of these games in the near future.


What about you? Any exciting gaming pick-ups this weekend?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 07, 2011, 03:05:27 PM
Super Mario 3D Land (Pre-Order fo Tanooki Suit Key Chains)

I bought Skylanders 3DS Last week and got Drill Sergent this week which was more trouble to find then I though it would be.  The aisles where picked all of the suddent this weekend.  They were pretty full last Weekend.

Skylanders PS3 as well and I may break down and try to find a way to sneak the game out of its package without looking like the package has been open to get the game out so I can play it.  I already loaded the two expansions and the expansion characters through there packaging so I could use them on my 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 07, 2011, 03:31:13 PM
... may break down and try to find a way to sneak the game out of its package without looking like the package has been open to get the game out so I can play it. ...


???  Is the game intended as a gift, either for yourself later or for someone else?
People really seem to be getting into the Skylanders thing. Outside of my budget for the moment, but cool to hear that people are really enjoying the game on various platforms.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 07, 2011, 03:53:01 PM
Its a gift for my Birthday or Christmas but, I watched her Buy it and she Hid it terribly.

If you like Action Platformers the 3DS game is fun but, costly at the moment.
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Post by: Ymeegod on November 07, 2011, 09:22:38 PM
Battlefield 3 though it was mostly for someone else than me. 

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Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 07, 2011, 09:27:12 PM
I've bought four 3DS games in the last week, because I'm stupid.

I got Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns, which I've been looking forward to for a while, as I'm a big fan of the series.

I bought Street Fighter and Super Monkey Ball in Walmart's 2 3DS games for $30 sale, because SF was praised but in a genre I don't care for and Monkey Ball got mixed reviews, including a particularly bad one from our Supreme Leader Neal Ronaghan, but I was still somewhat interested, and at $15 apiece I caved.

And speaking of caves (believe it or not, that was totally unintentional), I bought Cave Story 3D, which is currently in the mail on its way to me.

EDIT: And I should add, I'm in the last week of the term, so I've been too busy with school stuff to play any of these.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 07, 2011, 09:39:20 PM
Didn't know SM3DL was out...anyway...Modern Warfare 3 for 360.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on November 07, 2011, 09:48:54 PM
It's only out in Japan, it doesn't come out in North America until the 13th (unless Nintendo has already shipped the game and Ceric found a store that would break the street day by 6 days).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shorty McNostril on November 08, 2011, 02:53:53 AM
Arkham City for me.  Xenoblade before that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: King of Twitch on November 08, 2011, 03:50:02 AM
Wave Race 64! Still the king of jet ski racers.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on November 11, 2011, 01:34:43 PM
If we're not counting iOS/Android games I got a new mouse and... uh.... I can't remember what the last retail game I got is. I think it was Rage which I got on launch day. Possibly Aliens Infestation, I don't quite remember when I got that. On Steam I got Serious Sam: The Random Encounter. Well, there's also a huge pile of boardgames I got in Essen but I don't think we're talking about that kind of gaming.

But no worries, Saints Row 3 is on preorder.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 11, 2011, 01:46:52 PM
If we're not counting iOS/Android games I got a new mouse and... uh.... I can't remember what the last retail game I got is. I think it was Rage which I got on launch day. Possibly Aliens Infestation, I don't quite remember when I got that. On Steam I got Serious Sam: The Random Encounter. Well, there's also a huge pile of boardgames I got in Essen but I don't think we're talking about that kind of gaming.

But no worries, Saints Row 3 is on preorder.
Why not?

I just got Hungry Hungry Hippos. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungry_Hungry_Hippos)  The Family loves it but the pink Hippo seems to be getting stuck for some reason.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on November 12, 2011, 04:20:53 AM
Well, it's a huge stack since I got a box of 15 games for 20€ (a surprise box, you don't get to see what's inside before you buy it but it wasn't all duds so for 20€ it was worth it) plus the games I bought individually. The individual games were Freitag, Space Maze and Phantom League (the game's designer kept pestering me about getting the expansion Mostly Harmless as well since it includes rebalanced rules and everything but I wasn't sure I'd even get to play PL much so I had to promise him that I'd print out the updated rulebook from the internet).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 12, 2011, 12:39:11 PM
I finally picked up a copy of Settlers of Catan and Pandemic the other day. Two widely favored titles that have somehow been missing from my already crowded shelf.

...oh, you meant video games? One word. Skyrim.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on November 13, 2011, 12:15:30 AM
The last game I bought was Brink on PS3 about a month ago because Amazon had it on sale for $9.99. I like buying games at rock bottom prices, as opposed to $50/$60. I haven't played it or even opened it, though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on November 13, 2011, 02:52:24 AM
Uncharted 3, before that was Dark Souls, and before that was ICO/SotC,
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 13, 2011, 02:59:09 AM
Mario 3D Land.  Whoo!
Also, Mario Strikers on Walmart.com with free Mario 25th Pouch.
Also, $20 3DS card... didn't need the credit, but wanted the cool Zelda themed card. :D
Also, Mario's Picross for the original Game Boy.  Found the cart for $5.  Yay!
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Post by: Drizzt on November 13, 2011, 03:02:27 PM
Uncharted 3 and before that Dark Souls.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on November 13, 2011, 03:07:33 PM
Skyrim and 999.


I am seriously considering braving the perils of Gamestop on Black Friday to grab that Zelda 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on November 13, 2011, 05:31:09 PM
Arkham City for me. My birthday's coming up, and the games on the list are:

Super Mario 3D Land
Skyward Sword (although my Wii is still broken)
MGS HD Collection
Sky...rim?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 13, 2011, 07:18:13 PM
I finally picked up a copy of Settlers of Catan and Pandemic the other day. Two widely favored titles that have somehow been missing from my already crowded shelf.

...oh, you meant video games? One word. Skyrim.


Pandemic is overrated, but still a great group activity for many people.  Settlers is a "modern classic" for good reason though, especially with Cities and Knights added in.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 13, 2011, 08:57:01 PM
I would generally agree. After a few play-throughs, I've found that Pandemic is pretty light. Still, the cooperative aspect has proven to be appealing amongst my usual group. Settlers has quickly become our "go-to" game to start the night out with. I'm definitely going to look into an expansion pack or two for it.

I just picked up the second Party Box expansion for Apples to Apples as well. I know a lot of people scoff at the title, but it's a great game to bust out at a more casual gathering... or once everyone is starting to get buzzed from the mojitos and mudslides. Besides, I whipped up about 200 custom cards and had them printed out to spice up the game. All kinds of pervy stuff comes up now during rounds.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 13, 2011, 11:41:30 PM
Apples to Apples is awesome.

Picked up Punch-Out!! today.  Been trying to find a non-Selects version and finally ran across one while out searching for Skylanders figures.

Also, picked up a 3-in-1 game selector for the DS/3DS.  Early impressions are not that good, but I'm going to give it a few days before I comment too much on it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 14, 2011, 02:28:12 PM
This weekend I picked up my Super Mario 3D Land w/ Tanooki suit keychain x 2 (One copy is for my Niece).  Have to say so far I'm not impressed and I'm over half way into the main game.

I also picked up for Skylanders:
Whirlwind (Target Exclusive)
Flameslinger, Stump Smash, and Drobot 3 pack. (My Son insisted on getting Flameslinger.  Its cheaper to get the 3 packs if you want the characters.)

So now I have the Target and Walmart exclusive.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 14, 2011, 03:10:28 PM
To scratch my casual gaming itch, I grabbed two DSiWare games to fill in time between Ghost Trick sessions.


First was Zenonia. No comment because I haven't played it yet, but my brother recommended the game so I'm confident it'll be worthwhile.


The second was Alphabounce. This seems like a simply Breakout clone and doesn't require much effort or attention, but has nearly endless levels to unlock spread out over a grid-based map, dozens of power-ups available while playing, and extensive customization options based on equipment and weapons that you uncover. I've lost hours of my life to this game already and have only owned it for one weekend. Things look like they are going to get worse before getting better.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on November 15, 2011, 01:58:58 AM
Just snagged Ace Attorney Investigations. But it's sad knowing that after I play it, there are no more Ace Attorney games out there. I know there's a sequel but it hasn't been localized and there seems to be no plans to do so. Maybe I'll save this one to play for later.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 22, 2011, 08:05:08 AM

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone in the US!  For everyone else, get back to work.

Holidays are a great time for deals, especially with Black Friday just around the corner. Here in Canada we don't get the same deals as the US does... but sometimes you can get cross-border shipping for a few extra dollars.

Grabbed these two games for slightly less than it would have cost me to get 999 by itself in Canada.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 22, 2011, 09:01:43 AM
Skyward Sword (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=36301.0)
I also got Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition for $18.  I don't even know if I want to play the game.  I may not even open the box because I really just want it as a milestone of Videogame History.  Its ironic as well because I've referred to Skyward Sword as LoZ: Forever more then once...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 22, 2011, 03:11:07 PM
DNF is well worth playing. Don't believe the bad press reviews. It was a fine follow-up to DN3D.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 22, 2011, 04:05:15 PM
DNF is well worth playing. Don't believe the bad press reviews. It was a fine follow-up to DN3D.
Its more finding the will to find the time to play this game.  AKA When can I get the TV without my son around.  Why I never got Killer 7 started for the Retroactive.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 22, 2011, 04:18:24 PM
You should really just send your son to his room. Surely he's done something to warrant grounding?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 22, 2011, 04:35:06 PM
You should really just send your son to his room. Surely he's done something to warrant grounding?
I can't get him to get to sleep at 8.  He's 3 and he'll just stay up there and play till 11 and sneak down occassionally.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 22, 2011, 08:22:38 PM
I recently picked up The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Fate/EXTRA for the PSP on PSN.  I'm really tempted to pick up Corpse Party for the PSP on the PSN as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stogi on November 22, 2011, 08:47:55 PM
I recently picked up BEAT HAZARD on PSN. It's a small awesome game that takes your music and basically has you play an awesome version of Asteroids on top of it. The more intense the song gets, the more intense the games get. It's absolutely perfect with instrumentals in the Dubstep and Trance genres. I'm gonna try out and hour long DJ set soon with a buddy. Should be intense.
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Post by: UncleBob on November 22, 2011, 09:20:06 PM
Skyward Sword Bundle, Monster Hunter Tri, Art Academy,
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Post by: Chozo Ghost on November 22, 2011, 09:48:07 PM
I also got Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition for $18.

You got a great deal on that. There is some cool stuff in that balls of steel edition other than just the game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 22, 2011, 09:53:13 PM
Thanks to a combination of Gamestop trade-in credit leftover from the transaction that got me Skyward Sword and PSN credit I was able to get by redeeming my GS membership points, I did pick up Corpse Party. I tell you, "cleaning the fridge" on the PSP for it was a royal pain in the ass.  :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 22, 2011, 11:23:32 PM
I recently picked up BEAT HAZARD on PSN.

Great game. I play in Survival all of the time. Even with my perks enabled, I haven't managed to make it past the 40 minute mark. I do have a stylish gold ship from the Steam Summer Event though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 22, 2011, 11:34:59 PM
I've thought about picking up Beat Hazard before, but it's such a pain to transfer songs to my PS3 from my computer because of how our network is set up, so I never bothered.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2011, 12:48:01 AM
you guys made me do it.

I just bought Super Mario 3D Land & SSFIV3D
B1G1 50% @ Kmart (= $60 after tax)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 23, 2011, 01:41:23 AM
I just bought Super Mario 3D Land & SSFIV3D
B1G1 50% @ Kmart (= $60 after tax)

Yuck.
SSFIV for under $20 on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Super-Street-Fighter-IV-Nintendo-3DS/dp/B002I0IVC4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1322030429&sr=8-6
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MegaByte on November 23, 2011, 01:47:44 AM
And Kmart is also running a bonus 5% off online only (and free shipping on orders > $49 or store pickup).
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 23, 2011, 02:04:05 AM
I only bought SFIV recently because I got it for $15. I don't really like fighting games, and I'm not any good at them, but I figured I'd give it a shot given the price and how much praise it got.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2011, 03:50:46 AM
i only paid $15 for it.

Do the math

SM3DL - $39.99
SSFIV3D - $29.99(50% off) $15.00
+ tax ~$4.80
=============
$59.something
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sundoulos on November 23, 2011, 07:03:34 AM
Skyward Sword, of course, though it isn't scheduled to arrive today (thankfully, Amazon has my collector's edition listed as Shipped as of yesterday.)  I used the $10 credit from Amazon towards Mario Kart 7. 

Also picked up Arkham City via the Steam preorder deal; it was finally available for download yesterday, so I started the download/install process while I was at work.

Video games on my Christmas list consists of Prof. Layton and the Last Specter, Super Mario 3D Land, Sonic Colors,
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 23, 2011, 07:56:37 AM
i only paid $15 for it.

Do the math

SM3DL - $39.99
SSFIV3D - $29.99(50% off) $15.00
+ tax ~$4.80
=============
$59.something

SM3DL at K-Mart - $40.
Other 3DS title at K-Mart for 50% off - $10-$20.
SSFIV at Amazon - $18.

Savings $22-$32.

Of course, that assumes you want SSFIV and some other random 3DS game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 23, 2011, 10:32:45 AM
I've thought about picking up Beat Hazard before, but it's such a pain to transfer songs to my PS3 from my computer because of how our network is set up, so I never bothered.

Then buy it for your PC instead? It comes up for sale on Steam all of the time. I think I only paid a couple of bucks for it way back when.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2011, 11:07:29 AM
i only paid $15 for it.

Do the math

SM3DL - $39.99
SSFIV3D - $29.99(50% off) $15.00
+ tax ~$4.80
=============
$59.something

SM3DL at K-Mart - $40.
Other 3DS title at K-Mart for 50% off - $10-$20.
SSFIV at Amazon - $18.

Savings $22-$32.

Of course, that assumes you want SSFIV and some other random 3DS game.

there was no other game I wanted... unless they were gonna let me pre-order.
But you know what... I forgot to ask them that. Mario Kart 7 (when does that come out?) for $20 would have been better for me.


As it is I had to buy SM3DL @ 1 Kmart and then return it at another just so I could get SSFIV3D for $15 since the 1st store was out of stock of SSFIV & the 2nd store was out of stock on SM3DL.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 23, 2011, 01:49:32 PM
I've thought about picking up Beat Hazard before, but it's such a pain to transfer songs to my PS3 from my computer because of how our network is set up, so I never bothered.

Then buy it for your PC instead? It comes up for sale on Steam all of the time. I think I only paid a couple of bucks for it way back when.

I try to avoid PC gaming if I can help it, as I just don't find the keyboard & mouse interface that compelling compared to the controller.  Besides, I don't want to pick up anything for my computer at the moment when I'm about to get a brand new one for Christmas.  I'll probably finally get around to picking up StarCraft 2 then, as I'll finally have a computer that can run it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 23, 2011, 01:52:58 PM
I've thought about picking up Beat Hazard before, but it's such a pain to transfer songs to my PS3 from my computer because of how our network is set up, so I never bothered.

Then buy it for your PC instead? It comes up for sale on Steam all of the time. I think I only paid a couple of bucks for it way back when.

I try to avoid PC gaming if I can help it.  Besides, I don't want to pick up anything for my computer at the moment when I'm about to get a brand new one for Christmas.  I'll probably finally get around to picking up StarCraft 2 then, as I'll finally have a computer that can run it.
Hey,
Did you see that Blizzard is doing a 50% off StarCraft 2 sale right now?  I don't know when it ends.  I presonally bought the collector edition because I wanted Raynor's dog tags with SC on it.  Great game even without the multiplayer.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 23, 2011, 01:56:30 PM
I've thought about picking up Beat Hazard before, but it's such a pain to transfer songs to my PS3 from my computer because of how our network is set up, so I never bothered.

Then buy it for your PC instead? It comes up for sale on Steam all of the time. I think I only paid a couple of bucks for it way back when.

I try to avoid PC gaming if I can help it.  Besides, I don't want to pick up anything for my computer at the moment when I'm about to get a brand new one for Christmas.  I'll probably finally get around to picking up StarCraft 2 then, as I'll finally have a computer that can run it.
Hey,
Did you see that Blizzard is doing a 50% off StarCraft 2 sale right now?  I don't know when it ends.  I presonally bought the collector edition because I wanted Raynor's dog tags with SC on it.  Great game even without the multiplayer.

Yeah I know, and it hurts that money is so tight right now that I can't take advantage of it.  I've only bought the things I've recently bought because of gift cards, vouchers, and trade-in credit.  I have to save what money I'm going to have for the near-future for FF XIII-2's and Mass Effect 3's CE next year.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 23, 2011, 06:46:55 PM
I've thought about picking up Beat Hazard before, but it's such a pain to transfer songs to my PS3 from my computer because of how our network is set up, so I never bothered.

Then buy it for your PC instead? It comes up for sale on Steam all of the time. I think I only paid a couple of bucks for it way back when.

I try to avoid PC gaming if I can help it, as I just don't find the keyboard & mouse interface that compelling compared to the controller.  Besides, I don't want to pick up anything for my computer at the moment when I'm about to get a brand new one for Christmas.  I'll probably finally get around to picking up StarCraft 2 then, as I'll finally have a computer that can run it.

Seems like a shame to get a new computer and not do anything with it...
:P
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on November 24, 2011, 02:24:23 PM
I try to avoid PC gaming if I can help it, as I just don't find the keyboard & mouse interface that compelling compared to the controller.

I don't want to shock you or anything, but controllers do exist for the PC.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 24, 2011, 02:29:55 PM
I try to avoid PC gaming if I can help it, as I just don't find the keyboard & mouse interface that compelling compared to the controller.

I don't want to shock you or anything, but controllers do exist for the PC.

I know that, and I don't give a damn.  PC games are designed for keyboard & mouse.  The only games I'd want to use a controller on are likely console ports, and I can just play those on the consoles I already own and probably enjoy them better.  Besides, people like Morari (elitist snobs) make me not want to associate with PC gamers.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 24, 2011, 03:05:25 PM
Purchases made this week:
3DS:
you guys made me do it.

I just bought Super Mario 3D Land & SSFIV3D
B1G1 50% @ Kmart (= $60 after tax)

Wii:
Zelda Skyward Sword - $69.99

PC:
Portal 2 - $10.xx
Mass Effect 1 & 2 - $10
Orcs Must Die - $3.xx
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on November 24, 2011, 04:14:01 PM
Ikaruga baby! Good mint copy also. Totally lucked out on this one.

Also have picked up Sin & Punishment Wii for 9.99 brand new since last posting. Best Buy in Canada is slashing the price but I don't know for how long. Might pick up Excitebots as well since that is at 9.99 also.

Meanwhile, HMV has Samba de Amigo at 9.99 and Sid Meier's Pirates at 16.00. Are these worth getting?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 24, 2011, 05:24:42 PM
Seems like a shame to get a new computer and not do anything with it...
 :P: :

Not really, not when you consider that this laptop is already breaking in about 2 different ways right now, and is so outdated (2005, but it was a state-of-the-art gaming computer when it released) that it can't acceptably process mass amounts of moving images, such as giant flash banners and any video above DVD quality.  As I type this, my display has three sizeable lines running down the screen from where the display is breaking, and the battery charger broke a long time ago so the second this computer loses a charge it shuts down from 0% battery.

Yeah, I've been needing a new computer for a while now, and just having a functional computer capable of handling modern media is reason enough to own it.  Being able to run more-modern gaming is just a nice side benefit.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 24, 2011, 08:36:36 PM
Ikaruga baby! Good mint copy also. Totally lucked out on this one.

For Gamecube? Nice score. It really is a great game and still worth playing.


Meanwhile, HMV has Samba de Amigo at 9.99 and Sid Meier's Pirates at 16.00. Are these worth getting?


The controls in Samba de Amigo aren't great - they are kind of soft and don't always register high/low positions correctly. But it's still a fun party game as long as you don't feel a driving need to earn perfect scores on the highest levels. Have you checked GameStop pricing? At one point it was only $5 there...


Can't comment on Sid Meier's Pirates, but curious to hear if anyone else has played the game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 24, 2011, 08:49:02 PM
Besides, people like Morari (elitist snobs) make me not want to associate with PC gamers.

Elite: noun.
1. The best of a class.


Sorry, but it's true. Besides, we're certainly more tolerable than those masochist Sony apologists or the Xbox frat boys. ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 24, 2011, 08:58:21 PM
Yes, and elitist means that that's how you see yourself, not that that's what you are. And personally, I find PC elitists like you far more annoying than the fanboys of the respective consoles.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 24, 2011, 10:28:43 PM
Handheld master race is best master race.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 24, 2011, 10:40:44 PM
Ikaruga baby! Good mint copy also. Totally lucked out on this one.

I had to go to a Fry's in Las Vegas to get my copy of ikaruga.

Just so happened to already have a trip planned to go out there when I found that that was the only one that had the game in stock in an area anywhere near California.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 25, 2011, 09:42:03 AM
I got Skylanders for PS3 for my  Birthday.  I have to say that so far the 3DS version is the vastly superior game.  In fact I'm hoping Skylanders 2 is the 3DS game with the Multiplayer modes in it.  In fact, I like those added to the 3DS version.  Those are good but, the base game not nearly as good.  Though Everything is Voice Acted.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 25, 2011, 09:44:01 AM
...
Can't comment on Sid Meier's Pirates, but curious to hear if anyone else has played the game.
James (Crimm) has.  It is in one of his sick episodes on RFN I think last year.  He really likes the original game if memory serves.  I have to see if I can dig up the Episode.

Though looking at his Review he doesn't like the Wii game as much. (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/24346)
Also I found the episode that James talks about the game.  Its Episode 213. (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/rfn/24198) (If You want to skip right to it he starts at 11:15)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on November 25, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
Got a blue Wii last night. Sexy. I'll post an unboxing photoessay blog at some point.

Now I gotta call up NOA and get my save data and DLC switched over...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ymeegod on November 25, 2011, 07:04:45 PM
Will they allow that?  From what is said nintendo's pretty tight about transfering data on the WII, unless your old one died. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 25, 2011, 07:53:00 PM
Zack's old Wii has been dead since... February? March?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 25, 2011, 08:28:28 PM
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS)

Trolling EB Games looking for something cheap while my wife was shopping. This caught my eye at $5 and fit nicely into my "pocket change" budget. Is it a good find worth playing, or should I have settled for some fast food instead?


Edit: Hmm... NWR review isn't exactly glowing, although the final verdict seems to be "fun despite notable flaws". For $5 that seems reasonable.  (Heck, for $5 I'd be willing to grab a second copy if I had someone local willing to play together.) http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/15609 (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/15609)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on November 25, 2011, 08:51:20 PM
Payday the Heist (PC-Steam and PS3)

Basically you get into Hollywood shootouts with cops knocking over banks, robbing junkies and recusing a prisoner for some polite arabs. The game is completely co-op and the bots aren't too smart, so get some friends. There are 6 missions and they are pretty diverse. One is a running gun battle ala the movie Heat called "Heat Street", another has you robbing a diamond exchange with stealth, until the alarm goes off. The cops come in assault waves with casualties in the hundreds with special units intent on fucking you up.

Got it for $20, lots of fun with friends. If you like coop gameplay with games like L4D and Army of two, it a real blast.

Next buy on the list, either Portal 2 or Mario Kart 7.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 26, 2011, 12:03:28 AM
I was very interested in Payday back when it came out (last month?). It'd be nice to have something to alternate with L4D2. It's way too expensive to justify buying without a demo though. Still,there's not a lot of things better than shooting cops.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on November 26, 2011, 12:21:54 AM
I actually pirated a copy to see how well it would run in a VM since rebooting to PC is always a pain. It ran well enough in a pinch, but I would reboot to play it if I could at the time. At that point I figured why the hell not, it's plenty fun and brought it. I then threw the pirate files into where Steam would install it, saving me a large (re)install and a whole gig since the pirate version was very well compressed.

So yeah, pirate it, if you like it enough, go buy it. If you do get it for Steam, feel free to look me up for a game. Even when playing from the other side of the world, it's very playable since there isn't any "Verses". Although VS wouldn't really work... Some of the specials under control of a human would single handedly demolish a team since they don't have limitations like they do in L4D.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: leroypantweather on November 26, 2011, 02:40:48 PM
Handheld master race is best master race.


plus 1093746673


and on that note I picked up Project Diva 2 extend for psp, Corpse Party For psp, and Mario Land 3D.... to be fair starting after christmas I will be building my first computer and am very excited as I dont own either of the hd consoles
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: nickmitch on November 26, 2011, 03:47:53 PM
I got the Sony PS3 Black Friday bundle from Target. I mostly got it for the BluRay player, but I'll probably be picking up the team Ico and GoW collections at some point.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 26, 2011, 05:45:37 PM
Handheld master race is best master race.
plus 1093746673

I do love my Sega Nomad. :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on November 27, 2011, 03:45:52 AM
Will they allow that?  From what is said nintendo's pretty tight about transfering data on the WII, unless your old one died. 

Turns out they will NOT transfer my VC games OR save data. I have to get the old system repaired, which sucks because it's the whole reason I bought a new one in the first place. But whatever, they gave me a big fat discount on the repair charge. So I'll have two Wii's now--one for my VC games and old save files and the new one for...uh...Zelda, I guess.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 27, 2011, 11:32:02 AM
Will they allow that?  From what is said nintendo's pretty tight about transfering data on the WII, unless your old one died. 

Then can and have before
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31507.msg625409#msg625409 (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31507.msg625409#msg625409)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on November 27, 2011, 04:00:32 PM
That's what the Homebrew Channel is for. ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on November 28, 2011, 03:42:36 AM
Yes, it was the Gamecube version of Ikaruga. Had to pay $40.00 for it but I always knew it would be one of the more expensive games I'd have to purchase for my personal collection.

On the flip side, I was able to pick up a copy of LOZ:Four Swords for GC for $15.00. Best of all, it was an original version without the yellow players choice banner cover or the million seller spot. I like for my games to look as if I bought them the day of release. I'm obsessive-compulsive that way.

Now, my next step is to start tracking down some GameBoy Advances and Gamecube/Gameboy link cables. This step might be the most tricky.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 28, 2011, 09:08:30 AM
Now, my next step is to start tracking down some GameBoy Advances and Gamecube/Gameboy link cables. This step might be the most tricky.


Nice grab on Four Swords (GC).  It's worth the effort to have the full setup for Four Swords - at least, it is if you have friends willing to come play.


Craigslist/Kijiji were great sources for getting cheap GBA consoles when I was looking a year or two ago, while EB Games still has old link cables still sitting around sometimes. If you need the boxes and everything in pristine condition this becomes more hit-and-miss. (The toughest find for my gear was a pair of GBA Micro-to-Gamecube cables because they had to be custom-built.)  Good luck finding everything!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 28, 2011, 10:32:45 AM
Well I pre-ordered Star Wars: The Old Republic yesterday.  Mostly so I could spend time with my Sister.  I just don't see the game holding me after I've gone through the stories that grab my attention.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on November 29, 2011, 02:25:43 AM
No, I don't need the GBA's in pristine condition or with boxes. I'm considering them as just controllers so I don't have that collector mentality with them. I bought a Famicom GBA Micro for that. I've been checking Kijiji in my local area for some cables but have yet to see any posted. But it is how I found Four Swords in the first place so I'll just have to remain hopeful.

My goal is to get them before Christmas since I'll have 10 days off from Dec. 23 - Jan. 2 and I know I could get a group of friends over to plow through the game together. We're currently working our way through Kirby's Return to Dreamland.

At the very least, I'd like to get one cable to complete my figurine gallery in Wind Waker. So close.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stogi on November 29, 2011, 04:18:47 PM
Bought LO(L)ZSS

Haven't played it yet since I'm kinda busy. I want to give it the proper time commitment (at least 3 hours of straight playing).

I'm sure I'll get to it sometime.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on November 30, 2011, 05:56:43 PM
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS)

Trolling EB Games looking for something cheap while my wife was shopping. This caught my eye at $5 and fit nicely into my "pocket change" budget. Is it a good find worth playing, or should I have settled for some fast food instead?
I don't have this one but I have its sequel, Echoes of Time which seems to be pretty similar. It got mediocre reviews too, but despite that I enjoyed it. It's a good old fashioned hack 'n slash, though it's best played in multiplayer since the AI doesn't do much and you can't control their characters. It also has online play, so if you're still considering returning it I'd say do so and grab the sequel instead.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 01, 2011, 02:16:44 PM
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS)

Trolling EB Games looking for something cheap while my wife was shopping. This caught my eye at $5 and fit nicely into my "pocket change" budget. Is it a good find worth playing, or should I have settled for some fast food instead?
I don't have this one but I have its sequel, Echoes of Time which seems to be pretty similar. It got mediocre reviews too, but despite that I enjoyed it. It's a good old fashioned hack 'n slash, though it's best played in multiplayer since the AI doesn't do much and you can't control their characters. It also has online play, so if you're still considering returning it I'd say do so and grab the sequel instead.

I'll keep my eyes open -  thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 03, 2011, 08:57:55 AM
New game add for the week:
Hotel Dusk: Room 215


I tried playing this game once before and thought it was interesting. The focus on being an interactive novel instead of a "game" really drew me in, and the unique style seemed to be well implemented. Saw a brand new copy for just $3.50 and couldn't turn it down.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on December 03, 2011, 12:46:36 PM
New game add for the week:
Hotel Dusk: Room 215


I tried playing this game once before and thought it was interesting. The focus on being an interactive novel instead of a "game" really drew me in, and the unique style seemed to be well implemented. Saw a brand new copy for just $3.50 and couldn't turn it down.

Great game - the UK/JP only second game - Last Window - is amazingly awesome as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 09, 2011, 11:24:25 PM
EB Games suckered me in with some price drops. Broken Sword Director's Cut (Wii) for $3, the beautiful Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS) for $2, and finally a hefty $8 for Final Fantasy IV (DS)...  They were all used but in excellent condition. Not a bad haul for under $15 - but I really need to start playing more games instead of buying them.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on December 10, 2011, 03:35:23 AM
My new Wii is so sexy.

The old one has been recommissioned and now exists solely for the duel purposes of GC gaming and VC/WiiWare gaming. Gonna need me another component cable though--took the PS2 down. Far in the future, I intend to get a small flatscreen to hook up my PS2 and older systems (SNES/N64/DC). I do want to finish Fatal Frame 2, after all.

Restarted NSMB Wii and I'm loving it. Forgot how fun that game can be. Since I never finished DKCR, I'm going to restart that, too. But a lot of my games will be either going on sale or being given away to friends. I'll trade in two or three games and get Mario Galaxy 2, which I still haven't experienced. I'm pretty confident that somebody will get me Skyward Sword for Christmas.

Also got an iTouch, so I can experience iOS gaming. Pretty excited.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 10, 2011, 08:32:54 PM
ahhh... they were giving away Mirror's Edge away free yesterday for iOS devices.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ymeegod on December 10, 2011, 11:56:25 PM
Ended up finding an "new" still sealed copy of Wario Land Shake it for the WII for $10 a Kmart and I also picked up an select copy of Punch Out for my nephew.

Also jumped on Risen for $6 on Amazon downloads.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 11, 2011, 12:03:37 AM
Wario Land Shake It is one of the most underrated games of this generation.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on December 12, 2011, 07:46:02 PM
EB Games suckered me in with some price drops. Broken Sword Director's Cut (Wii) for $3
Was this a limited time sale? The game is listed at $10 on their website, has it just not been updated yet?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on December 12, 2011, 08:39:09 PM
Okamiden - $10 (BestBuy close out, Canada only)
Valkyrie Profile DS - $9 (Walmart closeout)
Final Fantasy I/II PSP (local store, $3 each)

I had some of my Christmas budget left over, what can I say...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 12, 2011, 10:56:23 PM
EB Games suckered me in with some price drops. Broken Sword Director's Cut (Wii) for $3
Was this a limited time sale? The game is listed at $10 on their website, has it just not been updated yet?

Appears to be Canada only for now. $5 new (if you can find a copy) or $3 used. Not the best point-and-click adventure, not even the best one on Wii... but easily worth $5.


http://www.ebgames.ca/browse?nav=16k-Broken+Sword+Shadow+of+the+Templars (http://www.ebgames.ca/browse?nav=16k-Broken+Sword+Shadow+of+the+Templars)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on December 18, 2011, 12:09:14 AM
Whoo!  Stopped by my favorite Goodwill - Never know what I'm going to find there (found Starfox 64 3D - sealed - for $20 once)...

They had a N64 with two controllers at $30.  Sadly, passed.  Had some NES and N64 games, nothing spectacular.

Found a copy of Kibry: Air Ride!  The disc is in pretty awful shape - but plays fine - came with the artwork, but was in a Blockbuster DVD case... $3!  I now have three copies of this one... one more to go for LAN Play!

Then, looked like someone dropped off their kid's old Game Boy Color.  They had the system with some random junk accessories (including some GBA stuff) for $25.  Passed.

But then... they had some games.  All the GB/GBC games were $3 - there was about 10 of them.  They had one GBA game at $6 - Super Mario Advance.  Passed on it.

Out of the $3 GB/GBC games, I snagged for the original Game Boy: Dr. Mario, Qix, Monopoly and for the Game Boy Color: Game and Watch Gallery 2, Tetris DX and... Monopoly.

Woot-woot! :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 19, 2011, 12:04:23 PM
Dragon Quest V (DS)
Dragon's Lair Trilogy (Wii)


Paid more than I would've liked for Dragon's Lair Trilogy, but got a great price on DQV so it balances out. Shouldn't have bought either... but have no willpower when I'm overworked and overstressed and approaching the holiday season.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on December 24, 2011, 05:33:46 PM
As I'm getting a new gaming laptop tomorrow, I went out today and traded some games in (Skyrim PS3, Skyward Sword) and picked up StarCraft 2 (which I should now have the hardware to actually play) and some PSN credit.  I'm considering using that to pick up Tales of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for my PSP, but the reviews have seemed somewhat mixed on that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on December 24, 2011, 05:59:56 PM
I went out today and traded some games in (Skyrim PS3

Looks like you gave up on it. From the sound of it, I can't say as I blame you. Since you're getting a gaming laptop tomorrow maybe try giving it a shot with the PC version which shouldn't have all the bugs?

Quote
Skyward Sword)

Was this one really that bad?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on December 24, 2011, 06:56:38 PM
Looks like you gave up on it. From the sound of it, I can't say as I blame you. Since you're getting a gaming laptop tomorrow maybe try giving it a shot with the PC version which shouldn't have all the bugs?

No, I'm not throwing away 120+ hours of Skyrim play and starting over.  My best friend got the PS3 version as well, and I'll just borrow his copy when he's done and finish what I intended to do in the game.  By that point, Bethesda may get around to actually making the PS3 version somewhat playable and fix the quests they couldn't be bothered to ship functional.  I just couldn't take any more of the single-digit framerate and constant crashes, and I don't think my PS3 could have either (as my research has shown that if I got many more of those corrupted data crashes, my PS3's startup files could have been corrupted, bricking my system).

Quote
Quote
Skyward Sword)

Was this one really that bad?


No, but it's not that great, either.  I posted my overall thoughts on the game in the Skyward Sword thread, but I just didn't like the game overall.  I thought in Nintendo's rush to change so much of how Zelda works, they ditched a lot of the elements that made the experience work for me.  I thought it was a mediocre game overall, and one of the worst Zelda games I've played.  People should still play the game and see for themselves if Nintendo's design changes suit their tastes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on December 27, 2011, 10:55:18 AM
Since finally getting some free $$, I have subjected myself to the Steam sale and have picked up the following:

Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition ($4.99) - Rented it and loved it about a year ago.  Great price for the game.

Sonic Generations ($10.19) - Heard good things about it.  $10 bucks is an acceptable price for me to take a chance on it.

Fallout 3: GOTY Edition ($7.49) - Wanted to wait on a good deal for this one before I gave it a 2nd chance.  I wasn't terribly pleased with my experience when I borrowed it on PS3.  Feel good about this one especially since it comes with all the DLC.  I'll probably do the same thing with Skyrim and wait to see if a GOTY edition shows up.

Also got the Humble Indie Bundle 4, which now has 9 games if you pay over the average.  Jamestown is the one I've played the most so far.

Is $12 worth Oblivion: GOTY edition?  I would like to give it a try as well to see if that kind of gameplay will be something I deem worthy of spending for Skyrim.

Also, anyone wanting to trade something for the Steam holiday gift grab achievement?  I have a copy of Half-Life 2, 2 coal, a 25% off valve title, and a 33% off Codemasters title right now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on December 27, 2011, 11:44:50 AM
I have Frozen Synapse, a 25% valve, 10% Atari, 50% Maxpayne 2, 50% ARES extinction Agenda.

I would be happy to trade you any of them for your copy of Half Life 2 and 2 coal.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on December 27, 2011, 03:02:40 PM
Is $12 worth Oblivion: GOTY edition?  I would like to give it a try as well to see if that kind of gameplay will be something I deem worthy of spending for Skyrim.

I'm not sure which system you would get this game for, but I would like to point out to you that the PS3 version of Oblivion does not have trophies at all. So if that sort of thing is important to you, get the 360 version. Otherwise, if you only care about Gameplay and love RPGs then its a good choice regardless. The engine is old and lacks features you would find in Skyrim and there are a lot of bugs, but there is good gameplay there and a slider to adjust the difficulty level to your liking.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on December 27, 2011, 03:58:56 PM
Super Monkey Ball: $3 with original case and instructions
Galactic Attack (Saturn): $7 with original case and instructions

Ebay lot of a Dreamcast, 2 controllers, a lightgun, and some games: $40
Crazy Taxi
House of the Dead 2
Soulcaliber
Sega Smashpack
Tomb Raider (the one where she's a teenager. Haven't touched this one yet)
And a few sports titles
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on December 27, 2011, 04:20:39 PM
Persona 3 and FF Tactics: War of the Lions for PSP on PSN.

COME AT ME, BROS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on December 27, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
Is $12 worth Oblivion: GOTY edition?  I would like to give it a try as well to see if that kind of gameplay will be something I deem worthy of spending for Skyrim.

I'm not sure which system you would get this game for, but I would like to point out to you that the PS3 version of Oblivion does not have trophies at all. So if that sort of thing is important to you, get the 360 version. Otherwise, if you only care about Gameplay and love RPGs then its a good choice regardless. The engine is old and lacks features you would find in Skyrim and there are a lot of bugs, but there is good gameplay there and a slider to adjust the difficulty level to your liking.

PC.  This is through the Steam sale.  I probably won't be able to get Skyrim until I update my PC a little bit, so I figure I could get Oblivion as a way to decide whether or not it's a good choice.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on December 27, 2011, 06:08:09 PM
I have Frozen Synapse, a 25% valve, 10% Atari, 50% Maxpayne 2, 50% ARES extinction Agenda.

I would be happy to trade you any of them for your copy of Half Life 2 and 2 coal.

For Half Life 2 AND 2 coal?

Well, I was wanting to make a trade mostly for the achievement (will probably get more coal, and am also looking to increase my coal count)....Would you consider a straight trade of Half Life 2 for ARES Extinction Agenda?  Since you already have a 25% coupon for Valve, I would also be willing to include the 33% off Codemasters game coupon.  If not, I completely understand :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on December 27, 2011, 08:55:30 PM
The PC is the best platform to play Oblivion or any Bethesda title for that matter. Not only will it be the most stable, but you will also be able to try out mods to the game. I say go for it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on December 27, 2011, 10:16:23 PM
This is a negotiation  :cool; . I would be happy do a straight trade for the coupon for ARES for Half Life 2. Steam name is the same as here and I can also be found in the NWR Steam group.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on December 28, 2011, 01:25:49 PM
I found an awesome little used game store called Amazing Heroes yesterday. Picked up a CIB copy of Tomb Raider for Saturn for $7. I need to stop by there and get some replacement video cords, since the one I got shipped was missing about half of the pins. For some reason, that makes it difficult to get to work on my new flat screen.  :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 02, 2012, 01:00:34 PM
Was out of town over the weekend and picked up a few gaming items.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-01-02_114320.jpg)

Finally completed my Metroid set - picked up the last game I never owned... Super Metroid.  I've been avoiding getting it online due to the price, but when it was sitting right in front of me at this store, I couldn't pass it up.

Also picked up the newest Enterplay/New Super Mario Bros. Wii collector's tin with the last card in the set (the exclusive Gold Bowser foil).  Whoo!  At this same Toys R Us, they had the giant Mario "DS Holder" on clearance for $20... wanted it at $40, wasn't spending that much on it...  $20 seemed like the right price.  I still want the Pikachu one, but $15 just seems overpriced... which makes no sense since it doubles as a charger while the Mario one... does nothing.

Picked up Golden Sun: Dark Dawn at Best Buy for $5.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on January 02, 2012, 02:47:04 PM
For a second there I thought you bought all of that Metroid stuff this weekend and mugged some sap with a Zero Suit Samus realdoll.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ernesto1 on January 04, 2012, 01:15:41 PM
Recently i have purchased 
MW 3
Rage
Asphalt 6
League of Legends
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on January 05, 2012, 08:58:06 PM
Finally completed my Metroid set
Technically, it is missing the original NES release and the Metroid Prime Player's Choice edition. Still, it's a nice set. I had no idea that Samus had a cameo in a Virtual Boy game, I had to look up why Galactic Pinball was in there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on January 05, 2012, 09:39:29 PM
Recently i have purchased 
MW 3
Rage
Asphalt 6
League of Legends

I'm pretty sure that you can get League of Legends for free. :P

Rage is one of the best shooters to hit the PC in a looong time. If there's one thing Id can do, it's make a game feel right. Not to mention it looks nice to boot.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 06, 2012, 08:49:27 AM
The first two Layton games, $20.  Did I overpay?
 :confused;
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SixthAngel on January 06, 2012, 10:43:41 AM
I bought Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines, Citizen Kabuto and Sanitarium.

The more I look at GOG and other places for older games the more I realize how much I want to play all these games I missed over most new releases.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on January 06, 2012, 06:01:59 PM
Found a PS2, with all hookups and 2 controllers, Final Fantasy X, and Resident Evil 4 for $40. Thank you Value Village!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on January 06, 2012, 08:28:59 PM
The first two Layton games, $20.  Did I overpay?
 :confused;

$20 for both? You wildly underpaid. If not, just underpaid.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 06, 2012, 08:44:24 PM
The first two Layton games, $20.  Did I overpay?
 :confused;

$20 for both? You wildly underpaid. If not, just underpaid.


Oh good. I bought used and wasn't sure what the going rate is for Layton games, so offered $10 per game. DS games are so outrageously cheap now that I wasn't sure who was getting the better deal.


Bonus #1: Not only were both games like new, the Club Nintendo codes were still unused. Yay, 60 coins!


Bonus #2: Some quick research this evening suggests that I can flip them at GameStop (Canada) using current trade-in promotions to preorder either Resident Evil: Revelations or Xenoblade. Very tempting prize for $20 if that's true. I'll have to play through the games a bit and decide whether they are "keepers" or not.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on January 06, 2012, 09:13:43 PM
DS games are so outrageously cheap now that I wasn't sure who was getting the better deal.
Where can I find outrageously cheap DS games? I haven't had much luck finding good games for $10 or less.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 06, 2012, 09:46:56 PM
DS games are so outrageously cheap now that I wasn't sure who was getting the better deal.
Where can I find outrageously cheap DS games? I haven't had much luck finding good games for $10 or less.

Mop it up, are you ever on CheapAssGamer.com?

Best Buy recently had Pilotwing Resort, Steel Diver and Golden Sun-something-or-other for $5 each, free shipping or free in-store pick up.  They've also had the 3DS Nintendogs games for as low as $5.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on January 06, 2012, 10:02:15 PM
I have an account there but I don't visit very often. The layout is pretty cluttered and it can take a while to find something relevant to me. Now, if someone who visited there were nice enough to post deals on here...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ymeegod on January 07, 2012, 02:19:07 AM
"Now, if someone who visited there were nice enough to post deals on here..."

LOL?  I guess you missed this thread (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=13136.msg711978#msg711978)?

*edit* fixed your link for you... -UB
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on January 07, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
I don't see the Golden Sun deal posted in that thread.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 07, 2012, 11:15:18 PM
Which would be a great reason to visit CAG's deals forum daily. :D

Today, I found four sets of DK Bongos at a Walmart on clearance for $5 each.  The boxes were a little shelf worn, but I grabbed them anyway.  I have nine sets now!  Whoo!

Also found a new-in-box 3DS Charger & Cradle at Goodwill for $7.  I can always use another DS charger. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on January 08, 2012, 01:25:22 AM
and Sanitarium.

Now there is a game whose name I haven't heard in a long time. An excellent choice, if I do say so myself.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on January 08, 2012, 01:55:13 AM
I've purchased some games off PSN while they were on sale:

- Darksiders (which is what I'm playing right now, and it's a lot better than it looked from that demo).
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (despite having already beaten this, I was in the mood for an AC game again and I sure wasn't going to buy Revelations...yet)
- Red Faction Armageddon
- Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (already finished)
- Bionic Commando Rearmed
- Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
- Klonoa 1 for PS1
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on January 08, 2012, 02:06:17 PM
I know I probably overpaid for this lot, but screw it. I don't own a Wii, so VC purchases are out of the question, and now I have another eleven games and one system crossed off my list.

Working Super Nintendo, looks like it's in great condition.

Games:
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy III/VI
Drakkhen
Super Mario World
World Heroes
Super R Type
Populous
Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Street Fighter II TURBO
Killer Instinct
Ms Pac-man
Pac-man 2 The New Adventures
Game Genie
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 08, 2012, 03:19:01 PM
I know I probably overpaid for this lot, but screw it. I don't own a Wii, so VC purchases are out of the question, and now I have another eleven games and one system crossed off my list.

Working Super Nintendo, looks like it's in great condition.

Games:
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy III/VI
Drakkhen
Super Mario World
World Heroes
Super R Type
Populous
Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Street Fighter II TURBO
Killer Instinct
Ms Pac-man
Pac-man 2 The New Adventures
Game Genie


Don't know what you paid, but that's an awesome lot of retro goodness! Sweet!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on January 08, 2012, 04:41:36 PM
I paid about $150 for everything. I got into a bidding war with one other guy, plus I had just started a new job with no wifi access, so I had to run eBay off my crappy phone browser.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on January 08, 2012, 04:49:40 PM
I paid about $150 for everything. I got into a bidding war with one other guy, plus I had just started a new job with no wifi access, so I had to run eBay off my crappy phone browser.

I don't think you got hosed.  The few times I've found copies of Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy III/IV, they've usually ran $40-60 in stores.

A good find, I think.

Picked up Twilight Princess used for $10 in one of those snazzy Nintendo Selects box.  Also found an unused Club Nintendo code I promptly applied to my account.  Hopefully I'll find the motivation to beat it now that I own it.  Last time I got lost and quit during one of the wolf sections.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on January 08, 2012, 05:57:48 PM
Christmas presents + PSN/XBLA card code games

Mario 3D Land (GOTY)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
MGS HD Collection
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Earthworm Jim HD
Shadow Complex (finally, right?)

I might get Odin Sphere off the PSN. Only question is whether it still chugs, in which case I'll just replay my PS2 copy. The only reason I feel like it might play better is that the slowdown in the original game wasn't the GAME'S fault, but the PS2's processor. The PS3 can probably handle it much better. Anyone have any idea about this?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on January 08, 2012, 10:12:44 PM
I might get Odin Sphere off the PSN. Only question is whether it still chugs, in which case I'll just replay my PS2 copy. The only reason I feel like it might play better is that the slowdown in the original game wasn't the GAME'S fault, but the PS2's processor. The PS3 can probably handle it much better. Anyone have any idea about this?

Unfortunately, I haven't played my PSN copy of Odin Sphere, but IIRC the horrible loading in the PS1 version of Chrono Trigger is still there on the PSN version. I could see the slowdown still being there on the PSN version of Odin Sphere, simply because the games aren't being recoded to take advantage of the PS3 architecture.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 08, 2012, 10:53:24 PM
Finally picked up Yoshi's Island DS...  apparently, this game has become somewhat-rare now... GameStop is selling it for $39.99 used.

If you haven't picked it up yet and want it, you might check your local Toys R Us.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on January 09, 2012, 03:17:12 AM
Finally picked up Yoshi's Island DS...  apparently, this game has become somewhat-rare now... GameStop is selling it for $39.99 used.

If you haven't picked it up yet and want it, you might check your local Toys R Us.

Amazon has the game Brand New for only $35 and with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Yoshis-Island-DS-Nintendo/dp/B000HE7KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326096946&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Yoshis-Island-DS-Nintendo/dp/B000HE7KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326096946&sr=8-1)

Gamestop is a rip off. Plus you have to pay tax there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 09, 2012, 08:18:46 AM
Gamestop is a rip off. Plus you have to pay tax there.

I live in Illinois, I'm required to pay tax on internet purchases anyway.
In fact, most states that have a sales tax require it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on January 09, 2012, 09:38:50 AM
Gamestop is a rip off. Plus you have to pay tax there.

I live in Illinois, I'm required to pay tax on internet purchases anyway.
In fact, most states that have a sales tax require it.

AFAIK every state has a sales tax, but here in Michigan I've never had to pay online taxes for anything.

Either way though, Amazon is the better deal.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 09, 2012, 09:50:35 AM
AFAIK every state has a sales tax, but here in Michigan I've never had to pay online taxes for anything.

Then you're breaking the law.
http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,1607,7-238-43529-154427--,00.html

The State of Michigan imposes a 6% use (sales) tax on items purchased online.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on January 09, 2012, 10:58:03 AM
AFAIK every state has a sales tax, but here in Michigan I've never had to pay online taxes for anything.

Then you're breaking the law.
http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,1607,7-238-43529-154427--,00.html (http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,1607,7-238-43529-154427--,00.html)

The State of Michigan imposes a 6% use (sales) tax on items purchased online.

But they can't impose a tax if the website is physically located outside of the state. If I drove over to your state of Illinois and purchased something I would have to pay the Illinois state tax. I wouldn't owe anything to Michigan unless I bought it in Michigan.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 09, 2012, 10:59:29 AM
Yes, they can.  And did.  So have most states that have a sales tax.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 09, 2012, 12:57:13 PM
AFAIK every state has a sales tax, but here in Michigan I've never had to pay online taxes for anything.

Then you're breaking the law.
http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,1607,7-238-43529-154427--,00.html (http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,1607,7-238-43529-154427--,00.html)

The State of Michigan imposes a 6% use (sales) tax on items purchased online.

But they can't impose a tax if the website is physically located outside of the state. If I drove over to your state of Illinois and purchased something I would have to pay the Illinois state tax. I wouldn't owe anything to Michigan unless I bought it in Michigan.

Technically you are required to pay that sales tax anyways, but do it yourself rather than pay the company and have them give it to the state. If Amazon gets its way, then eventually everyone who pays sales tax in their state will have to do it for online purchases as well (they started doing it after reaching a deal with California). So sooner or later you will see Amazon add sales tax for your purchases directly. Like UncleBob, I already have to do it anyways since I live in New York.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on January 10, 2012, 12:28:13 PM
I paid about $150 for everything. I got into a bidding war with one other guy, plus I had just started a new job with no wifi access, so I had to run eBay off my crappy phone browser.

I don't think you got hosed.  The few times I've found copies of Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy III/IV, they've usually ran $40-60 in stores.

A good find, I think.


agreed. the bulk of the cost are those two games.


anyways i bought sin and punishment 2 for $10 new :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Roman on January 11, 2012, 01:03:37 PM
I have recently purchased the following games like 
League of Legends 
Gears of War
Commanchi
Starwars 2
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 11, 2012, 01:24:09 PM
EA Sports Active: NFL Training Camp

I know these exercise "games" are only as good as the effort you put into using them... but...

It's snowy and well below freezing outside. I work at home, so "getting out" often means wandering from my office space to the fridge for a snack. My wonderful family includes one small child with another expected to arrive in March. Although I do play sports once a week, the daily exercise routines from my youth have been shelved long ago.


So this game (really a glorified exercise DVD) looks like the perfect fit for me! I like the additional sensors that come included, the interactive nature of each workout, and the sporting theme. As an added bonus: it was received via trade at Goozex and didn't require any cash outlay.


Here's hoping that this can help me stay in shape during the cold and tired winter months!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on January 11, 2012, 02:02:08 PM
Picked up Twilight Princess used for $10 in one of those snazzy Nintendo Selects box.  Also found an unused Club Nintendo code I promptly applied to my account.  Hopefully I'll find the motivation to beat it now that I own it.  Last time I got lost and quit during one of the wolf sections.

I finally finished that game about two weeks ago after shelving it for a long time. I ended up really really liking it. I dunno why all the revisionist hate has sprung up in the last year or two. Its a very solid game and very fun.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 23, 2012, 07:58:15 AM
From the local grocery store, two new games:


Some people might notice that Prof. Layton was a "new purchase" for me just a couple of weeks ago... so why buy again?  Well that copy of the game was traded in to a certain retailer (along with Pilotwings 3DS) to pre-order Resident Evil Revelations. Even though I like Layton, getting a $50 game for $20 was too good an offer to pass up.  But when I saw the chance to nab a cheap replacement it was an easy grab, especially since my wife wants to play through the Layton series after seeing some of the some brain teasers.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 05, 2012, 12:16:05 AM
So, I went out today, checking some of my usual - and unusual - haunts for old video game crap.  Here's what I found:

Mario Teaches Typing 2 - PC CDROM.  It's a little scratched up - I want to give it a clean before I try running it.  $4.

Super Mario Bros. The Move Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.  Holy Geesh... and you thought the movie was bad.  $6.

Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Edition, GameCube.  Why do I keep buying Namco Museums?  I have two for the GameCube, one for the Wii (and I keep eyeing the other one every time I see it), one for the GBA and one for the DS...  Anyway, $6

Scrabble "email games".  It's apparently a version of Scrabble that you play via e-mail.  Here are the system requirements:
Operating System: Windows 95/98
Processor: Pentium 90 MHz
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 3 MB Free
CD-ROM Drive: 4x CD-ROM Drive
Monitor: 2 MB SVGA
Sound: Windows 95/98 Compatible
Modem: 28,800 Baud
Internet: internet connection
Email - Windows 95/98-based email account that uses file attachments


I was concerned about that last requirement until I realized that my computer doesn't have a 28,800 baud modem, so I'm out of luck.

Seriously, though, I haven't installed it just yet, but I don't think it's going to work.  The user license says:
Quote
You are entitled to use this CD-ROM as many times as you like until October 1, 2000.  In using this CD-ROM, you will need to use the Internet in order to access computer servers maintained by Hasbro Interactive or its agents.  You acknowledge that Hasbro Interactive is not responsible for ensuring that such servers are operational at all times.  Hasbro Interactive is committed to maintaining servers for this product until October 1, 2000.  After such date, servers necessary for use of this product may no loner be maintained.

I can't say for sure when this game was released, though I did find this (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1999-03-08/entertainment/9903080248_1_scrabble-hasbro-interactive-e-mail-games) article from March 1999 talking about it.

Quote
There's also the ominous warning in fine print on the Em@il Games boxes: "Hasbro is committed to maintaining servers for this product until October 1, 2000." But Hasbro's Megill says gamers shouldn't be put off by the legalese: "If anything, were going to expand our support [for Em@il games] rather than getting rid of it."

For anyone wondering, Hasbro Interactive ceased to exist Jan 29th, 2001.

$1.

And, last, but not least, I got my wife's Valentine's Day present - $4.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-02-04171350.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 05, 2012, 12:20:25 AM
I have five options for registering my Scrabble email games software.

Web
Fax Back Form
Mail Back Form
eMail
Toll Free Modem Call

Web registration doesn't work - it sends me to a website that no longer exists.
Trying alternative methods - it'll only let me choose up to 2002 as the year of purchase.

Nope.... no luck.  You start it up, play your first move and it asks for your e-mail address, name and the e-mail of the person you want to play.  When you hit send, it eventually times out with a generic message that it cannot contact the server. :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 05, 2012, 12:43:13 AM
The 50th Anniversary is probably the best Namco Museum, though. It has tons of games that don't appear in most other collections, including some stuff that I'm pretty sure isn't available anywhere else on anything remotely current.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on February 05, 2012, 01:05:33 AM
Uncle Bob, you could try resetting the date on your computer back to 1999 and that might allow the game to work. How else would the game now what year it is? So you should be able to trick it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 05, 2012, 01:19:06 AM
Naw, the servers just don't exist anymore.

Also - Mario Teaches Typing 2 has some pretty awful animation on it... It's no wonder Nintendo doesn't like to license their characters out anymore...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on February 05, 2012, 02:53:03 AM
On Steam:
Pixeljunk Eden, Fortune Summoners, Pineapple Smash Crew.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 05, 2012, 08:04:19 AM
Bought Drilldozer at Walmart
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Caliban on February 05, 2012, 09:42:01 AM
And, last, but not least, I got my wife's Valentine's Day present - $4.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-02-04171350.jpg)

It's supposed to look like a turtle, but what is it's purpose? It's just an ornament?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on February 05, 2012, 09:55:36 AM
Looks like a $4 footrest to me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on February 05, 2012, 10:09:00 AM
you might want to look for another present. I have a feeling that wont go down well.


anyways, my gaming purchase are..


(http://i.imgur.com/nUyWW.jpg)


and


(http://i.imgur.com/TI84m.jpg)


my backlog hit the single digit milestone! I am excite.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 05, 2012, 10:55:05 AM
Yeah, it's a foot stool.
And she liked it (gave it to her early)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chozo Ghost on February 05, 2012, 11:28:24 AM
With a little work and imagination that foot rest could become a Koopa Troopa.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on February 05, 2012, 02:44:37 PM
Koopa Troopa, footrest, what's the difference?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on February 05, 2012, 07:58:14 PM
Also - Mario Teaches Typing 2 has some pretty awful animation on it... It's no wonder Nintendo doesn't like to license their characters out anymore...

But Nintendo published the typing games themselves. Interplay developed them, but Nintendo published them.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 05, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
Quote
Mario Teaches Typing 2 is a computer game developed by Brainstorm and published by Interplay Entertainment.

Of course, that's from Wikipedia...  but the only mention of Nintendo on the disc is that it's licensed by them and some general copyright information.  Brainstorm and Interplay are both all over the disc.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on February 05, 2012, 09:04:28 PM
My most recent purchase (sort of. It was a delayed Christmas gift) was Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition for the PS3, and the game is quite good (even if the story is really badly told in places).  I am also picking up The Darkness 2 for PS3 (also a Collector's Edition, though it was a free upgrade) on Tuesday.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Caliban on February 05, 2012, 09:08:48 PM
Looks like a $4 footrest to me.
Yeah, it's a foot stool.

Ooooooooooooooh. Thanks for answering.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 06, 2012, 02:09:45 PM
you might want to look for another present. I have a feeling that wont go down well.
...
My Wife's getting the $140 ticket she got by lieing to me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 08, 2012, 02:19:21 PM
New game get!
Resident Evil: Revelaitons + 3DS Case + $16.50 refund (!)


So when GameStop called to inform me that the pre-order had arrived, I asked about the bonus cases. The clerk on the phone had no idea what I was talking about, which left me slightly worried, but after getting an explanation promised to look around for them. No problem. When I went to pick up the game the bonus case was sitting ready to go at the same time.

When I picked up the game I also made a point to ask about the price drop and if that had any effect on my preorder. The games I had traded only cost me $10 each, so it didn't matter much to me if there was any change. Worst case scenario, the now-$40 Resident Evil wouldn't qualify for that trade-in deal and I'd switch my preorder to Xenoblade and pay for Resident Evil out of pocket. Best case scenario, I walk out with some store credit or whatever to cover the difference. Can't hurt to ask either way.

Well, the clerk had a funny look for a second and then admitted that his computer said they owed me cash back and I could get a $16.50 refund. (Slightly odd that he wouldn't have said anything if I didn't ask about it, but this is GameStop so it's not really surprising.)  I explained that I hadn't actually paid for the game but used one of the trade-in deals available. Was he sure that cash back is correct?  He looked at the receipt again, then at the computer, and finally nodded: "It says 'cash' on the receipt so my only choice is to give it back to you in cash."

Ka-ching. When preordering, I did drop $6.50 in pocket change to cover the expected taxes. That must be why the payment type was listed as cash. Since the price had dropped well below the $50 trade value I had received, there were apparently no taxes being charged this time and I'd get that money plus the $10 price drop back into my pocket.

Still doesn't make sense to me - feels like someone or something was screwed up on their end - but I certainly can't complain about the end result. Trading a $10 copy of Pilotwings Resort for Resident Evil is one of the best gaming deals I've gotten this year.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 08, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
Got a call from my wife we now own Cynder (http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Cynder_%28Skylanders%29) and Double Trouble (http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Double_Trouble).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: King of Twitch on February 08, 2012, 05:35:44 PM
you might want to look for another present. I have a feeling that wont go down well.
...
My Wife's getting the $140 ticket she got by lieing to me.

You ticket your wife for lying to you? Now that is a man.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 09, 2012, 08:52:57 AM
Got a call from my wife we now own Cynder (http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Cynder_%28Skylanders%29) and Double Trouble (http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Double_Trouble).

Did she get me one too?

Picked up Resident Evil DS, the new Star Trek: Next Gen blu-ray and two tickets to Episode 1 for tonight.  Yeah, I like torture.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on February 09, 2012, 10:14:58 AM
I bought Resident Evil Jill: Jill's Revelaitons (Jill) on 3DS on Tuesday. I finally played it last night. Semi-related: my iPhone didn't even try to auto-correct "Revelaitons."

Jill Valentine + catsuit = fapping
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 09, 2012, 10:36:36 AM
... and two tickets to Episode 1 for tonight.  Yeah, I like torture.


It's not a great movie, but I bet it will still be fun to watch. Just seeing the pod racing scenes in 3D should be worth the price of admission.


To make this partially game related, I wish there was a 3D/HD remake of Star Wars Episode I: Racer.  That game was excellent on N64, right down to the pod customization and (optional) dual-analog controls.  Timing would make sense with the theatrical re-release.



I bought Resident Evil Jill: Jill's Revelaitons (Jill) on 3DS on Tuesday. I finally played it last night. Semi-related: my iPhone didn't even try to auto-correct "Revelaitons."

Jill Valentine + catsuit = fapping


I showed my wife the opening scene for RE:R. Her comments:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 09, 2012, 10:38:17 AM
Got a call from my wife we now own Cynder (http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Cynder_%28Skylanders%29) and Double Trouble (http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Double_Trouble).

Did she get me one too?

Picked up Resident Evil DS, the new Star Trek: Next Gen blu-ray and two tickets to Episode 1 for tonight.  Yeah, I like torture.
If I would have known you were looking for them I would have asked her.


I thought you were only missing 1.


I'll go see Episode 1 in the theaters for nostalgia and the Pod Racing scenes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on February 09, 2012, 10:56:50 AM
Note: This was after a body fell out of the air ducts, not talking about Jill.
Of course, she wasn't talking about Jill. That would silliness. Your wife has excellent taste in video game boobs and ass.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 09, 2012, 11:31:52 AM
Recent eShop gets:
Normally I would focus on Resident Evil instead of grabbing downloadable games at the same time, but lately my gaming sessions have been of the "15 minutes or less" variety so RE isn't getting the love it deserves yet.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on February 09, 2012, 02:03:55 PM
... and two tickets to Episode 1 for tonight.  Yeah, I like torture.
It's not a great movie, but I bet it will still be fun to watch. Just seeing the pod racing scenes in 3D should be worth the price of admission.

I didn't think that Episode One could get much worse... then I heard it would be in 3D. Because... y'know... that always makes movies better. LOL.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 09, 2012, 02:04:52 PM
... and two tickets to Episode 1 for tonight.  Yeah, I like torture.
It's not a great movie, but I bet it will still be fun to watch. Just seeing the pod racing scenes in 3D should be worth the price of admission.

I didn't think that Episode One could get much worse... then I heard it would be in 3D. Because... y'know... that always makes movies better. LOL.
With how much Lucas likes to fiddle with those films maybe he toned down Jar Jar... Huh Huh...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on February 09, 2012, 02:55:03 PM
I just bought the greatest game of all time, Duke Nukem Forever
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 09, 2012, 08:25:20 PM
I thought you were only missing 1.
Missing Cynder. :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 09, 2012, 11:08:54 PM
I thought you were only missing 1.
Missing Cynder. :(
Ironically the Big Man got Cynder today just walking into a TRU.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 10, 2012, 04:20:35 PM
$10 total on Kijiji for a handful of used GameCube titles:
I'm really only interested in the first two games, but it seemed like a good price for the lot and I doubt it'll be hard to trade the others away to recoup some or all of the cost.


All games in great condition, and none of the Club Nintendo codes were even used yet. (They are now even though all are way to old to be worth points.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 10, 2012, 04:28:44 PM
Paper Mario is worth playing some.  I like the jokes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 10, 2012, 04:34:22 PM
Paper Mario is worth playing some.  I like the jokes.


I should mention, the only reason I wasn't interested in the other two games was because I already own them. Resident Evil and Paper Mario are both great!  The offer was $5 per game or $10 for the lot though, and since I wanted 2 games it made sense to just grab everything.
 ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on February 10, 2012, 06:24:45 PM
This is probably a long shot, but is there anyone here who played the Baten Kaitos games? I just found Baten Kaitos Origins at a GameStop, which I believe is actually the second game they made but it is a prequil, if I recall correctly. So my question is, would I be missing anything if I played this game first, or would I be better off waiting to find a copy of the first Baten Kaitos game released?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on February 10, 2012, 07:23:54 PM
This is probably a long shot, but is there anyone here who played the Baten Kaitos games? I just found Baten Kaitos Origins at a GameStop, which I believe is actually the second game they made but it is a prequil, if I recall correctly. So my question is, would I be missing anything if I played this game first, or would I be better off waiting to find a copy of the first Baten Kaitos game released?

Considering Origins is a prequel, you'd be fine playing it first.  Plus, it's a better game than the first Kaitos, IMO.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 10, 2012, 07:58:17 PM
The first Baten Kaitos game was pretty good despite some terrible voice acting. I haven't tried Origins yet (only because I haven't seen a copy of the game available) but everything I've read agrees with the comment from Broodwars. Origins also tends to be harder to find. Probably a safe pick up if you want a decent RPG.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stogi on February 11, 2012, 06:53:29 AM
Aquaria

I LOVE THE MUSIC.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 11, 2012, 10:01:34 AM
I caved and bought a Skylander 3 pack just to get Sonic Boom.  Now I need to sell Stealth Elf and Wreckingball from the pack.


Know I just need Slam Bam and the Ice Expansion.I also almost got a Super Princess Peach Sleeping bag because I wanted the bag...
There was a Mario Statue that held you 3DS there too.  If it would have had the charger stuff built in it I would have probably picked it up.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 11, 2012, 11:32:45 PM
I bought that Mario Statue.  It's weird - it retailed for more than the Pikachu statue that *does* double as a charging base.

Anyway, today, I picked up EA Active 2 for $10 on clearance at Walmart, the two 007 DS titles a shirt that says "I'm the bomb!" and has a bob-omb on it and... Rhythm Heaven Fever for the Wii.  Yeah, some lame ass chain had it out for sale early and, apparently, not blocked at the register like they usually do.  Win for me. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 12, 2012, 12:01:03 AM
I'm kind of surprised Walmart doesn't break street dates more often. They could get extra sales that way, and it's not like Nintendo really has any leverage over them; you can't cut off somebody as big as Walmart.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 12, 2012, 12:24:41 AM
I'm kind of surprised Walmart doesn't break street dates more often. They could get extra sales that way, and it's not like Nintendo really has any leverage over them; you can't cut off somebody as big as Walmart.

You can't cut them off... but that extra shipment of Wii can easily go to Toys R Us this week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 14, 2012, 07:55:01 AM
Not really a gaming purchase, but a friend of mine has one of these coming my way...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/photo.jpg)

Whoo-hoo!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on February 14, 2012, 10:38:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/M1DEp.jpg)

I'm in the home stretch of my backlog, after this game there will only be 5 games left.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 14, 2012, 11:20:16 AM
Not really a gaming purchase, but a friend of mine has one of these coming my way...
...

Whoo-hoo!

You Cynder looks different then mine.  Its glittery. With no eyes.  Its missing the detail and color.  I really like the Cynder all painted up so it be weird not having it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 14, 2012, 01:23:17 PM
...

I'm in the home stretch of my backlog, after this game there will only be 5 games left.


Unsure if I'm jealous or not.  I've got a notable backlog, but am not really expecting to buy in for the next round of consoles.  Every time I look at my shelf of unfinished games, it's insurance that I'll be able to enjoy gaming for a long time to come.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 14, 2012, 01:27:54 PM
I stopped into a Gamestop just to see if they had any CPP.  I noticed that they were clearancing some Used games for PS3.  I ended up picking up.

MLB 2k8
Madden 08
Dark Void
Sports Champion
Bionic Commando

All for $24.95 and since I live in Tennessee that really means $27.26.  I hadn't played a Madden game in over 12 years so the .99 cent purchase of Madden 08 seems justified.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on February 14, 2012, 02:36:50 PM
...

I'm in the home stretch of my backlog, after this game there will only be 5 games left.


Unsure if I'm jealous or not.  I've got a notable backlog, but am not really expecting to buy in for the next round of consoles.  Every time I look at my shelf of unfinished games, it's insurance that I'll be able to enjoy gaming for a long time to come.


same deal here, i only had a wii this generation so when the ps4 and xbox 3 come out im buying a 360 and ps3. Then i get to start the whole backlog thing again, it's been maybe 3 years since i started backlogs, first for last gen consoles (ps2, xbox, GC) then DS and Wii. Only difference is that I only buy new games once i beat the game im currently playing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 14, 2012, 03:36:35 PM
Not really a gaming purchase, but a friend of mine has one of these coming my way...
...

Whoo-hoo!

You Cynder looks different then mine.  Its glittery. With no eyes.  Its missing the detail and color.  I really like the Cynder all painted up so it be weird not having it.

I still plan to get a regular Cynder - but this one is a Toy Fair exclusive, handed out in NYC during this year's annual Toy Fair. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on February 15, 2012, 03:42:14 PM
hah fragile dreams came in a bright yellow package with "FRAGILE" in big letters. Either its a coincidence or the seller has a sense of humour.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 19, 2012, 01:27:22 AM
So, my most recent gaming purchases:
My earlier purchases of the two 007 titles gave me the kick I needed to put the finishing touches on my n-Space DS collection.
Finally picked up JAWS: Ultimate Predator for the 3DS.  I've NEVER managed to actually find this one in-store... although I hear it sells pretty well (which could explain it).  Well, that's a bit of a lie - I did find it in a GameStop, used for $25.  Since it retails for $30 and comes with a Club Nintendo code, that $5 discount isn't gonna do it for me...  So I went on Amazon where it was... $25.  GameStop, you suck.  Also, your employees suck for giving me a hard time because I wasn't interested in the used copy.  Hint: When someone asks "Do you have this new?", it means they want a new copy.  Don't try to "upsell" them the used copy.  They fricking have it in their fricking hands - they're aware it's there and can read the price tag.

Then, I went on eBay and grabbed a copy of Toy Story 3.  It's the only n-Space game that I didn't purchase new or received as a gift... and that's because it was a retailer exclusive!  Guh.    I was going to buy it when it came out, but then saw that Target had an exclusive version of it - the "To the Rescue" edition - that came with some extra content... Thus, I wanted to wait and pick up the game at Target.  Well, I never got around to it and when I finally decided to get it, they only had the regular version left in stock.  So, I just bit the bullet and bought a used copy on eBay... completing my collection!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/nspace.jpg)

Tonight, at Toys R Us, I picked up that stupid looking 3DS Steering Wheel.  Yes, it's stupid looking... but WOW!  Let me tell you, if you have big hands, this is amazingly comfortable.  And the triggers for the L/R on the back are pretty sweet.  It's a shame it's so big and clunky.

Finally, at GameStop, I managed to score a (used... heh.) copy of Metroid Prime for $5.  But not just any Metroid Prime - the version that comes packed with the Echoes Demo Disc!  Yay!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/METROID-1.jpg)

Gotta catch 'em all (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=36196.msg712893#msg712893)!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 20, 2012, 11:13:25 AM
I've been holding off for a while, but finally gave in and made an import order:
Disaster was cheap and sounds so over-the-top that it'll be funny and memorable even if it's not exactly enjoyable.  (Does that make sense?)  The other games are ones that I really want but have no confidence NoA cares about.


This officially kills my pre-order for Xenoblade in North America unless a sweet trade deal pops up at GameStop so that I don't have to pay anything out of pocket. Why pay twice for a game when I can get new content?  Especially when importing The Last Story is roughly the same price...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on February 20, 2012, 03:04:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GpVtG.jpg)

and

(http://i.imgur.com/qAaER.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 20, 2012, 03:44:21 PM
I haven't finished Hotel Dusk, but those are both great games.


I wish that A Boy and his Blob did less hand-holding... but as an puzzle/platformer it's still solid and just a joy to watch/play.  Even the action-based boss levels felt natural to me - although not everyone agrees about that point!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 24, 2012, 12:36:21 AM
Elite Beat Agents: $4 in great condition
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn: $20 brand new
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on February 24, 2012, 07:47:14 AM
Got Skylanders PS3 for $14, and another 4 figurines for $4/character (A rock guy, a guy with a sword & shield, and two guys with wings).
 
My wife seems to like it a lot.  I haven't played it yet, but it looks like it might be entertaining for the sake of trying to collect all the items in a given level, and i'm sure my wife will now obsessively look for new figurines to buy.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on February 24, 2012, 11:04:54 AM
I bought Trauma Team about two or three weeks ago. It's pretty awesome. I completed the whole story and am working on getting my high scores.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Gameboy Freak on February 24, 2012, 11:52:02 AM
Most recently I bought a CIB Mario Party, a new Ice Blue N64 controller, God Hand, Ico, and Splatterhouse for the 360.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 24, 2012, 12:16:18 PM
You guys have much better purchasing habits than I.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-02-23_195205.jpg)

This was yesterday's haul.

Got the EA Active bands on clearance for $8 for my wife who's recently started EA Active 2... which I bought for $10 on clearance.

Finally picked up Batman: Brave and the Bold for the Wii.  Now to get the DS version.

Found a N64 power cable and A/V cables for $5 at a Goodwill.  Hey, you never know.

Then, found this awesome Mary Kate and Ashley game.  I know, I'm a sick man.  At least, I'm sure that's what the old lady behind the counter at the Salvation Army store thought.  Anywhoo, picked this up because it's an n-Space game. :D  (The $3 price didn't hurt either).  Game was complete with the manual, health/warning guide and the warranty registration card.  Played it for a bit last night... it's a Mario Party-esque game that really, really needs a "Speed up" option.  This may or may not complete my n-Space collection for Nintendo Discs (Which consists of this and Geist for the GameCube and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Hannah Montana: The Movie, TRON: Evolution: Battle Grids and TRON: Evolution: Battle Grids: Championship Edition: Battle for the Colons in the title for the Wii.). I'm trying to get clarification on the release of "Mary-Kate and Ashley's Crush Course" for the GameCube - n-Space's site lists it, but all I can find are PS2, PC and GBC versions of it for sale... and can't seem to find anywhere else that mentions a GameCube version.  Aside from that, once my last two (I think) DS games I've ordered arrive in the mail, my n-Space/Nintendo collection will be complete - I discovered I was missing a few - I went by the Wikipedia page, which wasn't complete.  After going through n-Space's website, I found out there were three titles I was missing, one I actually already had and had no clue n-Space was involved and the other two that I've ordered. :D

*edit* - Forgot to mention, picked up a regular Cynder the other day - finally snagged one... Yay!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on February 24, 2012, 07:02:12 PM
Yes, a fellow Sweet 16 owner! My friends have always affectionately known it as Mary Kate & Ashley's Ride or Die
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shorty McNostril on February 24, 2012, 07:20:41 PM
Preordered Mass Effect 3 a couple of week ago, and will be picking up the Last Story when I get home from my holidays.  Time to see what all the fuss is about
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on February 24, 2012, 07:51:49 PM
Yes, a fellow Sweet 16 owner! My friends have always affectionately known it as Mary Kate & Ashley's Ride or Die

Any relation to Ski or Die?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 25, 2012, 12:58:28 AM
Goodwill run!

Grabbed a set of DK Bongos, even though I don't have any games to play them with.
Also found NHL 97 and Quarterback Attack for Saturn. Only $3 a piece, bringing my Saturn collection up to a total of 15, 16 if you count the demo disc.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 25, 2012, 01:20:59 AM
You can never have too many DK Bongos. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 25, 2012, 06:45:21 PM
Cocoto: Fishing Master for the ps2. That's right.
Also grabbed Armored Core 2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 25, 2012, 08:49:38 PM
Cocoto: Fishing Master for the ps2. That's right.

Okay, so not all of you have better purchasing habits than I do.  :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 25, 2012, 08:55:37 PM
Cocoto: Fishing Master for the ps2. That's right.

Okay, so not all of you have better purchasing habits than I do.  :)

I thought I'd established that pretty well already.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on February 25, 2012, 08:58:38 PM
Cocoto: Fishing Master for the ps2. That's right.


You're a braver man than I.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on February 26, 2012, 07:53:03 AM
Got Rhythm Heaven Fever last night. Monkey Watch feels like it's the hardest one of the bunch, because I just can't seem to get the timing right throughout.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Kairon on February 26, 2012, 03:12:07 PM
Just last night I caved in a MAJOR way and picked up a whole bunch of Wii Fitness games: Zumba Fitness 2, Active Life: Explorer w/ Mat, and Gold's Gym Cardio Workout. I blame my friend for accepting my offer to research Wii Fitness games she can buy for her sister.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 26, 2012, 04:07:21 PM
Currently standing outside a library in freezing weather waiting for a Craigslist GameCube lot deal to go down. And I have a full NES setup in my backpack. This feels like the start of a bad joke.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 26, 2012, 04:19:55 PM
Total price: $40

Pikmin 2
Baten Kaitos
Luigi's Mansion
Fire Emblem: PoR
Geist
SoulCaliber 2
Tales of Symphonia
Resident Evil 0, 2, 3, 4, and Code Veronica
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Kairon on February 26, 2012, 04:23:23 PM
That is a pretty choice lineup!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 26, 2012, 04:26:58 PM
That's a fantastic deal. Pikmin 2 alone would usually run you more than that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 26, 2012, 04:33:06 PM
I also dumped the half broken NES off at the local used game store and traded it for a CIB Aladdin for Genesis and a CIB Virtual On for Saturn.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 26, 2012, 06:01:44 PM
Total price: $40

Pikmin 2
Baten Kaitos
Luigi's Mansion
Fire Emblem: PoR
Geist
SoulCaliber 2
Tales of Symphonia
Resident Evil 0, 2, 3, 4, and Code Veronica

Fantastic haul!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on February 26, 2012, 06:52:12 PM
I also dumped the half broken NES off at the local used game store and traded it for a CIB Aladdin for Genesis and a CIB Virtual On for Saturn.

I just replaced the 72-Pin Connector on both of my old NES systems. Bleached the crap out of the case on the one while it was apart to get that weird yellowed color out of the plastic. Worked out pretty well. I need to go through and clean all of the game cartridges sometime, then it's off to eBay with it all.

I need to find a broken-beyond-hope NES to gut. I want the case for a HTPC/emulator that I've been looking to build. :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on February 26, 2012, 07:03:01 PM
I also dumped the half broken NES off at the local used game store and traded it for a CIB Aladdin for Genesis and a CIB Virtual On for Saturn.

I just replaced the 72-Pin Connector on both of my old NES systems. Bleached the crap out of the case on the one while it was apart to get that weird yellowed color out of the plastic. Worked out pretty well. I need to go through and clean all of the game cartridges sometime, then it's off to eBay with it all.

I need to find a broken-beyond-hope NES to gut. I want the case for a HTPC/emulator that I've been looking to build. :)

I considered selling it on eBay, but I just wanted it out of my room, and I almost always use my Retron to play cartridge games anyway.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ymeegod on February 27, 2012, 10:05:10 AM
Pikmin's worth $40, ToS $15, LM $10, FE $15, alone and the other games still go for a few dollars as well.

There's someone out there who was just taken to the cleaners :0.  Good score.



Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on February 27, 2012, 10:27:58 AM
Got Skylanders PS3 for $14, and another 4 figurines for $4/character (A rock guy, a guy with a sword & shield, and two guys with wings).
 
My wife seems to like it a lot.  I haven't played it yet, but it looks like it might be entertaining for the sake of trying to collect all the items in a given level, and i'm sure my wife will now obsessively look for new figurines to buy.

As predicted, had to drop more cash on this one because we were missing characters (life and fire elements).  Picked up the 3DS copy of Skylanders because it came with both, no special sale, but as far as I know, we have all the elements (except for the pirate ship one they show on the side of the 3DS Box).
 
Seems like the 3DS version might be a smidgen more difficult, if at least because you can actually fall off ledges on that version, while I've noticed you cant fall off an island in the PS3 version.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 27, 2012, 12:32:38 PM
...
I've noticed you cant fall off an island in the PS3 version.
You can.  Only certain areas and I'm fairly sure your really not suppose to be able to.  It comes with the whole no jumping thing.

My wife really likes the game as well and I like having something I can play with here or my 3 year old son.  Though I can't get her to play the 3DS game which is a different game.  The 3DS game for the most part is harder par se, but its not as puzzle driven.  Its a platformer and a pretty good one at that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 28, 2012, 12:23:45 AM
3DS version is the better game. :D

jrlibrarian: Damn, that was a good haul.  Those Resident Evil games alone made it worth it. :D

Got my last n-Space/DS game in the mail today (that was fast shipping!)...

Thus my n-Space/DS (and now n-Space/Nintendo) collection is complete (so far as I know)...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/AllNspace.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 28, 2012, 09:08:32 AM
Hahaha!  Scored an old NES with one controller and Super Mario Bros 3 for $10 off Kijiji. 


I've been casually looking for one lately, but prices for the old hardware seem to be rising. Most recent ads have been asking for between $60-100+ for complete Action sets... but I really don't care about the collector value, just want to be able to play some old games.


This one sold for much less because there is some cosmetic damage to the outer casing, it needed to be opened and cleaned, and it would benefit from (but not require) a new 72-pin connector replacement - all stuff that I can easily fix myself on the cheap.


Getting Super Mario Bros 3 included is a nice bonus. Now to hit up the local used stores and see if I can find any game deals.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 28, 2012, 09:23:57 AM
...
Thus my n-Space/DS (and now n-Space/Nintendo) collection is complete (so far as I know)...
<Picture was Here>
What is that sandwiched on the far right side surrounded by Call of Duty?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 28, 2012, 09:41:42 AM
What is that sandwiched on the far right side surrounded by Call of Duty?

I had to cheat a little.  That's my DSiXL.

I took a picture with it.

The picture is of my TV.

On my TV are three Wii channels of WiiWare - Carnival King (which EVERYONE should have) and the two Target Toss Pro games.  Didn't have any other idea how to "represent" them in the photo. ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 28, 2012, 09:51:42 AM
What is that sandwiched on the far right side surrounded by Call of Duty?

I had to cheat a little.  That's my DSiXL.

I took a picture with it.

The picture is of my TV.

On my TV are three Wii channels of WiiWare - Carnival King (which EVERYONE should have) and the two Target Toss Pro games.  Didn't have any other idea how to "represent" them in the photo. ;)
Printed Box Covers in Cases temporarily :P
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Kirbyo on February 28, 2012, 12:49:06 PM
I recently purchased the two new games and the trailers of these games were very outstanding than i decided to purchased my own like
Call of Duty
League OF Legends

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Kairon on February 28, 2012, 09:32:40 PM
Quote

WiiWare - Carnival King (which EVERYONE should have)

Really? I just bought a Wii points card at Lunch that I'm itching to burn...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on March 09, 2012, 05:53:32 PM
So I bought a used 3DS off amazon. It just arrived. Much to my surprise, it came with the original packaging, the Nyko battery pack, a hard case, $20 in e-shop credit and EVERY SINGLE AMBASSADOR GAME. Price? $145.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on March 10, 2012, 12:01:46 AM
nice haul, Jrlibrarian
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(http://i.imgur.com/rf3l0.jpg)

text text text...SO. MUCH. TEXT.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 10, 2012, 08:57:22 AM
If they ever make a Sequel to that game I would not be surprised if they poke fun at themselves and have an activity log on the bottom.  It would have:

Run
Run
Run
Jump
Jump
Flip
Get Schooled
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 10, 2012, 07:10:44 PM
Not very exciting, but I stopped by a GameStop to pick up the latest Game Informer so I could get the exclusive KI AR Card.  They didn't have the new issue yet.  Poop.

I browsed their meager GameCube collection... they had a minty-minty copy of Midway Arcade Treasures 1.  I wasn't aware, but, apparently, this game had a reprint in a different packaging (that's more in line with 2 & 3).  I already had the first, but I grabbed this, since it was a whopping $5.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on March 10, 2012, 07:38:57 PM
Just got 3DS #2.

Trying to rebuild the friends list...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on March 10, 2012, 08:07:17 PM
Not very exciting, but I stopped by a GameStop to pick up the latest Game Informer so I could get the exclusive KI AR Card.  They didn't have the new issue yet.  Poop.

I browsed their meager GameCube collection... they had a minty-minty copy of Midway Arcade Treasures 1.  I wasn't aware, but, apparently, this game had a reprint in a different packaging (that's more in line with 2 & 3).  I already had the first, but I grabbed this, since it was a whopping $5.
Just saw this and searched KI AR card...disappointed to see it was Kid Icarus, I momentarily forgot about Microsoft buying RARE and thought maybe there was a Killer Instinct AR card.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on March 13, 2012, 09:25:53 PM
I begrudgingly bought a 360 today. Technically I split it with my roommate. As a PS3 owner, the 360's exclusives have done little to intrigue me. And they still don't. Probably the main reason I went in on it is because Halo is the only fps not named Call of Duty (CoD is not my idea of fun) that has four player split screen. Like controllers with rumble, four player split screen is a previous generation feature. So I have ODST and I probably won't buy another boxed retail game for the system. Maybe I'll give Gears another shot just to see if it's still as aesthetically disgusting to me as it was four years ago.

However, those XBLA games... Ikaruga! Rez! Shadow Complex! Super Meat Boy! Splosion Man! Countless others! They will all be mine. Shadow Complex is the best Metroid game of this generation. I'll play through that game another dozen times. Also the 360 controller feels great. The sticks and triggers feel loads better than the Dual Shock. If it wasn't for that janky as hell d-pad, it'd be just about perfect. Seriously. That d-pad sucks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on March 13, 2012, 09:30:33 PM
just curious if you've tried the new xbox controller with the d-pad that's supposed to be upgraded (http://www.pcworld.com/article/204614/microsofts_xbox_360_dpad_update_something_old_something_new.html). I'm wondering if i should buy that one when i eventually get a 360 in the coming months.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on March 13, 2012, 09:54:50 PM
I have one of those, it works fine. I can't define it, but it feels different (not worse or better, just different). I never had a problem with the old d-pad, so it doesn't matter to me that they changed it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 13, 2012, 10:03:30 PM
I have one as well, and it's definitely a noticeable improvement over the old D-pad. I still prefer the analog stick over it in stuff like Super Meat Boy, though, so whether it's worth the hefty price tag is debatable.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on March 13, 2012, 11:33:22 PM
Today I bought Tales of Graces F (which is oddly well-promoted on this website, despite being a PS3 exclusive) and Silent Hill Downpour (also for PS3).  I've put some time into both, and so far I've...been underwhelmed by both, though for different reasons.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on March 13, 2012, 11:48:12 PM
just curious if you've tried the new xbox controller with the d-pad that's supposed to be upgraded (http://www.pcworld.com/article/204614/microsofts_xbox_360_dpad_update_something_old_something_new.html). I'm wondering if i should buy that one when i eventually get a 360 in the coming months.
I dunno, do the upgraded ones come with new systems these days?

EDIT: I just looked at your link. No, I don't think I have that controller.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on March 13, 2012, 11:54:45 PM
as far as i know it doesn't
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on March 17, 2012, 09:54:18 PM
Bought a Wi-Fi Vita.

Now I need a memory card and a game, 'cause right now it's a fancy-looking paperweight.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 17, 2012, 10:59:52 PM
Bought a Wi-Fi Vita.

Now I need a memory card and a game, 'cause right now it's a fancy-looking paperweight.
Couldn't you use it for Twitter?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on March 18, 2012, 01:35:12 AM
That's what my iTouch is for. :-D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on March 20, 2012, 01:02:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1NAhf.jpg)

Since I just beat Super paper mario, and have only one game left on my backlog except it's hotel dusk so it pretty much counts as a book.

Yes i know the ending is aparently crap but im not going to NOT buy the game based on the last 5 minutes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spak-Spang on March 20, 2012, 09:39:41 PM
Is it sad my next Game Purchase will be Angry Birds in Space????  Tomorrow.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on March 21, 2012, 01:29:24 AM
^^^ Yes. Don't do it, you have so much more to live for.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on March 21, 2012, 01:44:51 AM
The first Angry Birds is fun (haven't played Seasons or Rio), and I heard Space makes big changes. Good idea to buy it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spak-Spang on March 21, 2012, 04:00:13 AM
^^^ Yes. Don't do it, you have so much more to live for.

Because if I buy it I will be addicted and lose my life to it?  Or because it is that bad?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on March 21, 2012, 04:13:16 AM
It might not be that bad, but surely you can do better. Buy this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/107200/) instead. You missed the sale bringing the price to $2.50, It's a solid game. You can't be so desperate to buy something to play than to buy Angry Birds.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 21, 2012, 10:32:06 AM
Arc Rise Fantasia - Found a "like new" copy for $15 and couldn't resist.  It's been a while since buying a new game, and even though this one has a spotty reputation there aren't many RPGs available on Wii.


Should also mention that I've been receiving the following games from Goozex:
And the following games from local used sales:
Seems like a lot, but backlog and wallet aren't hurt because I recently sold a bunch of games that weren't going to be played again and only paid $36 out of pocket for the whole lot anyway (Arc Rise included).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 21, 2012, 02:02:55 PM
Picked up a Lightning Rod and Zook for Skylanders and found a used Game Boy Color in great shape with a copy of Yoshi and a neat carrying case for $12.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 21, 2012, 02:17:22 PM
Picked up a Lightning Rod and Zook for Skylanders and found a used Game Boy Color in great shape with a copy of Yoshi and a neat carrying case for $12.
You sending those to me right :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 21, 2012, 02:24:05 PM
You in need of a Game Boy Color, Yoshi and Carrying Case?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 21, 2012, 02:47:52 PM
You in need of a Game Boy Color, Yoshi and Carrying Case?
Actually, Yoshi and the Carry case might not be bad.  I still have my GBC somewhere.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 24, 2012, 01:38:31 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-03-23232612.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on March 24, 2012, 03:07:46 PM
You forgot to take them out of the plastic...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Caliban on March 24, 2012, 04:07:11 PM
You forgot to take them out of the plastic...

He probably bought 2 copies of each figure. One to leave in the package, and the other to play with.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 24, 2012, 04:24:49 PM
Naw, you can play with them through the packages. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Caliban on March 24, 2012, 05:06:16 PM
Oh, cool. That's unusual.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 24, 2012, 05:25:25 PM
Not really a purchase, but traded two Layton games that I bought used ($20 total) for Mario Party 9 today. Not sure that I love the changes, but the game seems pretty slick and streamlined. I haven't really played a Mario Party title since the N64 days, so this should be enjoyable. My nephews would love to come play too.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on March 25, 2012, 01:33:18 AM
That must've been a stack of money, UncleBob.

I bought Spirit Tracks on a Target endcap. It's better so far than I thought it would be, although Zelda is a goddamn chatterbox. Also grabbed a 16gb Vita memory card and Uncharted. It's really good, a lot more like the first Uncharted (few setpieces, fewer scripted events, more game, less movie) which is fine with me. The only annoyance is that there are way too many instances of "control such-and-such with some Vita feature that you'll wish you didn't have to use!" Reminds me of early DS games. Every time I have to tilt the Vita's gyro, swipe the screen, or rub something, it takes me directly out of the game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 25, 2012, 08:04:30 PM
What I bought today
- or -
How to spend more money than you should while saving money.

Went to TRU when they opened to get my Dragon's Peak adventure pack. $25 with $5 gift card.  Picked one up for a co-worker and get to keep the gift card.

Went back later, picked up a copy of Kid Icarus - regular $40 - price matched Best Buy to get it for $30.
Also picked up a copy of Mario Hoops - on sale for $25.
Then, they had a promo where you could get a $10 Gift Card when you spent $50+ on select games (of which both games I bought counted).
Then, I used both of my gift cards from earlier while checking out.

So, $100 worth of stuff for $70... with a $10 gift card to spend later. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on March 26, 2012, 08:52:25 AM
I got Metroid Other M for like $3.87 on Saturday. I had some credit at Play N Trade and they just dropped the used price to $8.99. It's in excellent shape.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on March 26, 2012, 10:19:15 AM
damn and i thought i scored when i got that game for $10 (new)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Karmacode on March 28, 2012, 11:33:09 PM
Got Kid Icarus Uprising over the weekend AND LOVE IT.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on March 29, 2012, 12:16:55 AM
I bought Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 the other day while it was on sale for $30 new at retail.  Considering I never bought the original game and merely borrowed it, I think I walked away from the MvC3 financial experience better than most.  I also on a whim picked up the PS3 version of Grin's Bionic Commando for $6.50 based on some recommendations from folks online whose opinions I trust (who said there is enjoyment to be had with the game despite its problems).

Now that the PS3 version of GoldenEye is on sale for $30, I'm probably going to pick that up in the next few days, based on the fun I had with the Wii version.  It's either that or Asura's Wrath, anyway.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 30, 2012, 09:56:32 AM
Woohoo!  Bonus time at work!
Most of the money needs to be saved or spent on bills, but I splurged and picked up a few games too.


Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on March 30, 2012, 12:31:28 PM
SMT: Devil Survivor 2 for the DS. Expect the Overclocked announcement next week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 02, 2012, 11:50:36 AM
  • Tetris Party Live (DSiWare) - For me, this is perfect. Quick, configurable, and always on the system without needing to carry a cart around. Online versus is icing on the cake... at least until players disappear and servers get shut down.


And it's gone!  Looks like they realized that sales for Tetris Axis (and the virtual console Tetris, and any other versions) were going to suffer as long as this cheap and convenient version was easily available.  Hope anyone else interested in getting the best portable Tetris experience grabbed this game before it was removed from the eShop.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on April 02, 2012, 12:57:12 PM
  • Tetris Party Live (DSiWare) - For me, this is perfect. Quick, configurable, and always on the system without needing to carry a cart around. Online versus is icing on the cake... at least until players disappear and servers get shut down.


And it's gone!  Looks like they realized that sales for Tetris Axis (and the virtual console Tetris, and any other versions) were going to suffer as long as this cheap and convenient version was easily available.  Hope anyone else interested in getting the best portable Tetris experience grabbed this game before it was removed from the eShop.
I was considering it but, I guess I'll just get none of them now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 07, 2012, 04:02:02 AM
As I mentioned elsewhere, I was in the mood for a baseball game, and since spending for my trip to E3 has left me without the necessary funds to buy the Vita I had my eye on and I didn't feel like dropping $60 on The Show for PS3, I decided to jump on the deal Ymeegod posted in the Amazing Deals thread and picked up the PC version of MLB 2K12 for $20 on Amazon. After spending a good deal of time getting Wine configured correctly to run it, I spent some time with it and I'm liking it. Since my beloved Tribe is in desperate need of a left fielder, I started whatever the equivalent of Be A Pro mode is as one in the Indians organization. So far, it's looking like $20 well spent.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 07, 2012, 09:25:32 AM
So I went to pick up my copy of Xenoblade (yay! love that game!) and was looking around the store afterwards. Ended up walking out with two other titles:  Aliens Infestation (DS, $10) and Knights in the Nightmare (DS, $15).  Presumably that is why the didn't mind doing the "exclusive" deal - increased foot traffic often pays off.


Pretty happy with both. Aliens is another WayForward game, which means it probably looks better than it plays... but probably plays well enough to be worth trying. Very happy with the pricing on that one as I wouldn't have paid more than $10. Knights is a bit more of a wild-card. Some people love the game and talk it up heavily, but others found the weird genre mashing not to their liking. It's Atlus, and I'm a bit of a fanboy, so it seemed like a decent risk to take.


The only downside is that my backlog isn't exactly shrinking. Finishing a couple of games this weekend means I'm just holding even...
 :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on April 07, 2012, 11:35:45 PM
Yeah, Aliens: Infestation is on my "to buy" list. It's dropped to $20 at Wal-Mart and Best Buy, but I'm sure I'll find it cheaper somewhere else. I love WayForward, and I love Aliens, sooo...

I bought Rayman Origins today for PS3 for $20. I don't have friends to play it with, so we'll see how much I love it. Sure looks pretty, though. Also got the review copy of Spirit Camera, which I'm giddy to try. I ain't afraid of no ghost!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Karmacode on April 08, 2012, 03:07:24 PM
Dragon Age: Oirigns, Red Dead Redemption, Fable 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, all for the 360.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on April 13, 2012, 11:58:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/v2xjd.jpg)

came in the mail yesterday
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on April 14, 2012, 02:26:01 PM
Picked up an old NES game last week.  Had this as a kid and could never beat it.

(http://www.retrocpu.com/nes/images/games/u/uninvited.cover.front.jpg)

So... played it for a bit yesterday and this morning.  Beat it.

Turns out, as a kid, I made it all the way to the very last ghost, but could never figure out how to kill it.  Got stuck in the same place and looked it up online (yay internet).  There are like NO CLUES on how to kill this thing in the game.  Everything else, I figured out on my own as a child.  This one, however, is pretty much trial and error (or cheat).

Anyway, the ending was pretty pathetic.

And I paid $20 for this.

Grr.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on April 16, 2012, 12:25:44 PM
I just started a GoG account and picked up Fallout 1 for free.  I'm tempted to pick up Descent 3 as well on their as I never got to finish that game back when it was released.  I might even try a few more games with their $2.99 sale going on right now. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 16, 2012, 01:39:42 PM
Speaking of GoG, I bought Freespace 2 on sale for $2.99 and went through the process of installing FS2 Open with it. It's nice to have a Mac-native way of playing it and not have to rely on some form of Wine. Now to figure out how I want to control it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Quadran on April 16, 2012, 02:29:43 PM
I've got a couple of games last week:
Those are going to keep my busy for a while.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Karmacode on April 17, 2012, 05:32:05 PM
Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on April 18, 2012, 10:42:08 PM
$1.  Goodwill.  Suck it, bitches.  :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-04-18213106.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-04-18213057.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on April 19, 2012, 12:15:07 AM
Poor Luigi has been dumped into a vat of toxic waste. It's a crime against the natural laws.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 19, 2012, 08:44:36 AM
Those eyes creep me out!  Nice find.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 19, 2012, 04:21:20 PM
Infinite Space (DS) arrived in the mail today. 


Pretty happy about this one. The game is rather difficult to find here and pricing is higher than I'd like when copies do show up.  Skipped out on that issue by importing. A week later and I have my sealed PAL copy in hand for less than $20 after shipping.


Game looks interesting, and I seem to recall some positive comments from RFN, as long as the complexity isn't a hang-up.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on April 19, 2012, 04:33:05 PM
$1.  Goodwill.  Suck it, bitches.  :D
You paid $0.84 too much
 
but it was for a good cause...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on April 21, 2012, 07:56:31 PM
Been trying to decide what to wear to the Zelda Concert.  I still don't know what it's going to be, but this will be part of it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NINTENDO-GAMEBOY-LOT-w-GAMEBOY-FANNY-PACK-TETRIS-GAMEBOY-FOR-PARTS-/300695985756?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4602e09e5c&autorefresh=true
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on April 23, 2012, 05:12:33 PM
I had the opportunity to buy Kid Icarus at regular price and get Alice Madness Returns for a penny. I convinced myself not to get it because I would be getting it more for the deal rather than because I really wanted either game. I still have no access to a Circle Pad Pro. Has anyone played Alice? I've heard mixed reactions to it. It might be worth picking up with Uprising then trading back in. However, I still haven't opened Xenoblade.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on April 23, 2012, 06:24:04 PM
Let's Tap $8.99
Was listening to some old RFN and this was a running gag for a few ep's (including Famicomplicated's first one!)
Also, there was some positive vibe when the NWR game club voting was going on
 
So yeah, Let's Tap!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on April 26, 2012, 03:11:37 PM
let's tap and let's tap, choose your tapping game

Yeah ever since i listened to those episodes I've been meaning to buy that game but never got around to it XD
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on April 26, 2012, 09:31:26 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-04-26201119.jpg)

Local game chain is closing their local store.  Sad, but they were generally overpriced anyway.  50% off, so I picked up the Mario guide for $4, the NES game (goes great with my recently acquired copy of Uninvited - and I've never played this one!) for $4, the GCN Broadband adapter for $15, and 1080 Avalanche for $3.50.  That completes my 4 copies of 1080.  Just need three more copies of Double Dash, a copy of Kirby's Air Ride, two more GCN broadband adapters and one more GCN. :D

Also, Game Stop had BttF for $10.  Why not?

Not a purchase... but an awesome friend sent me a Wham Shell (last regular Skylanders figure I needed!) and some Kid Icarus cards (4 European Boosters, a US booster and two loose cards).  Also threw in two promotional Skylanders ink pens. :D  The cards and pens are not shown.

Also not shown, picked up two Tiger Woods Wii Motion Plus bundles on clearance for $5 each - new.  Yay!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on April 26, 2012, 10:54:53 PM
Tonight got:

Kid Icarus: Uprising for $25, but doesn't have the AR cards.  Don't know how that'll affect the game experience, but if they're as useful as the ones that came with the 3DS, then I think i'll be ok.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Katamari Forever and Heavy Rain for $40 at Gamestop.

Xenoblade Chronicles



Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 26, 2012, 10:58:49 PM
The cards aren't necessary to play Kid Icarus, and if you want to use them, you can find scans for nearly all of them in our Kid Icarus AR Card Guide (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/guide/29604), which you can scan into your 3DS the same way you would physical cards.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 27, 2012, 09:01:54 AM
...Kid Icarus: Uprising for $25, ...


Nice.  I recently finished a two DS games that were bought very cheap from Kijiji (similar to Craigslist) and was hoping to trade them in for Kid Icarus Uprising using the current GameStop promotion:  +50% trade credit if applied to used games at the same time.  No luck though. I couldn't find a used copy of Kid Icarus locally.  Either that's good because the game is a "keeper", or bad because nobody here is buying in the first place.


Anyway, used the credit to pick up Star Fox 64 3D instead. Loved the N64 version but skipped the Virtual Console re-release and couldn't justify paying $40 for the remake.  Getting it for under $20 through trading is perfect though.




Edit: Also love the photo of UncleBob's haul.  Good stuff at good prices!  I've heard that technical issues really hurt Back to the Future, but after the Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island games I feel prepared to deal with them.  Really hope to find a cheap copy somewhere along the line.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on April 27, 2012, 11:12:15 PM
recently purchased Uncharted 3, a hell of a game, but in my opinion fell short of the second game which i found to be the best in the series.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Karmacode on April 30, 2012, 10:38:36 PM
On Sunday I got a Gameboy Micro with Sonic Advance for $25! I am still beaming!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 01, 2012, 01:49:46 PM
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (DS) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I like Hotel Dusk and am looking forward to playing this one eventually too.


Gotta say that these over-sized PAL cases aren't doing it for me. They feel kind of flimsy compared to the thinner cases I'm used to.  It's easy enough to just switch the game out though.


Based on my previous import experience, that means everyone can expect NoA to make a localization announcement this month.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 01, 2012, 03:33:59 PM
Last Window is amazing.  Better than Hotel Dusk - which was great.
Sadly, Another Code:R did not exceed my expectations after playing LW.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 02, 2012, 01:25:40 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-05-01235817.jpg)

Bowser Mario MiniFigure.  Goes with the other various ones I've been getting since the crew came in for the launch of Brawl - but looks like it shipped alone and is quite oversized.  Nice piece - would have bought a second if they had another. :(

N64 Third Party steering controller - $3 at Goodwill. 'meh.

Justice League Task Force SNES - $3 at Goodwill.

Mario K'nex figure - it was a pre-order bonus for MK7 at Target, but they were just selling them individually now for $3.

Centipede 3DS - $6 at Target.  Why not?

Broken Game Boy, Tetris and Game Boy Fanny Pack Hip Pouch.  Paid something like $15 on eBay.  Got it today.  A little miffed because the auction showed two pouches in the photo, but only came with one.  Should have read closer, but really misleading photo.  Plan to wear the Hip Pouch to the Zelda concert. :D

Not gaming related: 2-System Intercom.  Dunno what I'm gonna do with it, but it had never been opened and was $6 at Goodwill. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on May 02, 2012, 09:23:15 AM
The 3DS Centipede Infestation is really good. Geometry Wars-style arena shooter with an atrocious story. Easily worth that price.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on May 05, 2012, 08:54:44 PM
Retailers closing down can be a great opportunity to vulture on the merchandise they're trying to get rid of before they shutter their doors.

Picked up the Starfox 64 3DS remake for $20 (50% off retail) from a Kmart that is closing down in my Wife's hometown.  Going back there Memorial Day weekend, so might pick up their copy of the new Soul Calibur game for PS3 if they've discounted it any more between now and then (assuming the store is still open and the shelves haven't been completely cleared by then).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 05, 2012, 10:09:08 PM
If they still have their Skylanders display (with the characters inside and such) see if you can talk them into selling it.  I'll give you $50+some shipping for it. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 05, 2012, 10:17:50 PM
Personal Trainer Cooking (DS) - Always wanted to try one of these "games". Found a used copy in great condition for $0.99 and figured that the case alone was worth that price since I've got a couple of DS games missing cases.


Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) - Found a used copy on Kijiji for $5.  Not a huge Kirby fan, but have heard good things about this game and can always trade it at GameStop for more than I paid.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 05, 2012, 10:30:09 PM
Personal Trainer Cooking (DS) - Always wanted to try one of these "games". Found a used copy in great condition for $0.99 and figured that the case alone was worth that price since I've got a couple of DS games missing cases.
Also, Club Nintendo coins. :D

Quote
Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) - Found a used copy on Kijiji for $5.  Not a huge Kirby fan, but have heard good things about this game and can always trade it at GameStop for more than I paid.

One of the best SNES games ever.  One of the best DS games ever.  When you're done, don't trade it in to GameStop... sell it to me.  Send me the manuals/insert and you can even keep the case (I have plenty of spare cases! ;))
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on May 06, 2012, 04:15:05 PM
If they still have their Skylanders display (with the characters inside and such) see if you can talk them into selling it.  I'll give you $50+some shipping for it. :D

:-/ Sorry, they had no Skylanders left.  I'm assuming that was one of the first things that flew off the shelf, otherwise my wife and I would have probably picked some up.
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Post by: UncleBob on May 06, 2012, 04:29:24 PM
lol... They're actually supposed to ship the displays back to the company (Activision?) but I've heard of two different people talking the local Kmart that was going out of business into selling them. ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on May 15, 2012, 07:16:35 PM
Continuing the trend of picking off scraps of meat from rotting corpses of retailers like a vulture:

My local Blockbuster (the last one in the area) is going out of business, and is up to 40% off all their items.  Picked up a copy of Metal Slug Anthology for $5, which i'm excited about because I haven't had the opportunity to play any of the games yet.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on May 15, 2012, 07:20:01 PM
Wario Land Shake It
$9.99 + $4.99 shipping. Mint condition.
Very fun game. Do not miss it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on May 15, 2012, 07:34:02 PM
Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) - Found a used copy on Kijiji for $5.  Not a huge Kirby fan, but have heard good things about this game and can always trade it at GameStop for more than I paid.
What's Kijiji? I'd like a copy of Kirby Super Star Ultra for $5.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on May 15, 2012, 07:49:04 PM
It's Craiglist + Canada - "personal connections".
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Post by: TrueNerd on May 15, 2012, 10:25:59 PM
Watching AVENGERS reminded me that once upon a time I looooved Hulk Ultimate Destruction. So I bought a used GameCube copy for $8. Hopefully it's aged as well as my memory has.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 16, 2012, 08:05:34 AM
Watching AVENGERS reminded me that once upon a time I looooved Hulk Ultimate Destruction. So I bought a used GameCube copy for $8. Hopefully it's aged as well as my memory has.


It has aged well. Still one of the best superhero games of the past 10 years in my opinion.
Nice grab!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on May 17, 2012, 10:50:09 AM
Watching AVENGERS reminded me that once upon a time I looooved Hulk Ultimate Destruction. So I bought a used GameCube copy for $8. Hopefully it's aged as well as my memory has.


It has aged well. Still one of the best superhero games of the past 10 years in my opinion.
Nice grab!
Yup
very fun game
good controls
just picked it up recently myself
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on May 17, 2012, 07:03:31 PM
So having played Hulk Ultimate Destruction now, I can say parts of it haven't aged well. It's ugly and the presentation is pretty terrible. However, it does control rather nicely and more importantly, grabbing a semi truck and throwing it into a helicopter that is shooting at you is ALWAYS fun. I don't care who you are. It seems a bit repetitive, but it nails that base pleasure so well that I don't really mind. Worth the $8!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on May 26, 2012, 05:03:20 PM
I'm weak. I picked up a Circle Pad Pro because I want to play Kid Icarus Uprising which I still need to buy but not at GameStop. /left-handed problems
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on May 26, 2012, 05:25:38 PM
Tetris Axis ($15) and DQM:Joker 2 ($20) as I continue my quest to get a day 1 CN Platinum next year. Thank you, Mart of the Wal.
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Post by: fixyourface0814 on May 26, 2012, 05:34:00 PM
This week has been awesome for finding good deals.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 for $10 at Target.
Shinobi on 3DS for $15, Sonic Generations PS3 for $22.00ish, and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin for $20 on Amazon.
Rayman Origins for PS3 from Best Buy.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on May 26, 2012, 07:07:56 PM
My last gaming purchases were Sorcery (yes, that PS3 Move game that's taken forever to come out. And yes, it is a good budget-priced title) and Mass Effect 3 (which was on sale for $30).  I've already finished one run through Sorcery, and Mass Effect 3 will sit where it is on my shelf until Bioware releases the DLC that slaps a bandaid on the Ending.
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Post by: UncleBob on May 27, 2012, 01:23:00 AM
Tetris Axis ($15) and DQM:Joker 2 ($20) as I continue my quest to get a day 1 CN Platinum next year. Thank you, Mart of the Wal.

But will you beat me to it? :D

No pic today - not as exciting as some of my previous hauls.  Found Pilotwings for the SNES for $5, Mario Kart for the GBA for $6, the "Explorer Pack" for the PC (Civ 1 and Colonization) for $3 (already had it, but couldn't resist), Mario Open Tennis for $30 (Thank you Target and Best Buy!) and broke down and paid too much for a new SD card for my 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jrlibrarian on May 27, 2012, 06:26:52 PM
Gamestop Run!


Metroid: Other M (brand new): $10
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (brand new) $15
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (psp): $7
Donkey Konga (actually have a use for those bongos I picked up a couple months back): $3
Trauma Center: Second Opinion: $6
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Post by: Adrock on May 27, 2012, 07:02:13 PM
Wow, great haul. When I got the CPP, I didn't see any great deals but I'll check a different GameStop for Sin and Punishment. I'm probably going to pick up Shinobi from Amazon.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lithium on May 28, 2012, 02:31:49 PM
Just bought bit trip Runner and Cave Story+. I got the steam versions since they're cheaper than the wiiware ones and I can use glovepie so I can use my classic controller pro on my PC (which my HDTV is hooked up to as a second monitor). and for my non-indie game i bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Been meaning to play Deus ex: HR for awhile but i held off from getting it because i was knee deep in backlogged games. Now that i I've since cleared myself of it I'm free to buy whatever i want. At least until i buy a 360 and ps3, then i get to start the backlog thing all over again.


edit: man the visuals in bit trip are kind of nauseating
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Tora on May 28, 2012, 03:08:58 PM
Haven't bought many games this years.  Here my list, in chronological order.

Pandora's Tower (PAL)

Xenoblade Chronicles

Pokemon Black.

Mario Party 9

Skyward Sword
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sundoulos on June 01, 2012, 08:40:18 AM
I've actually never tried an Ace Attorney game before, so I purchased the original Phoenix Wright on on iOS since that seemed to be the cheapest way to play it portably.  It worked very well on the platform; I was pleasantly surprised.   I decided to break down and buy the second and third games on WiiWare given that the DS cartridges are a little hard to find and therefore, expensive these days.

By the way, are the Apollo Justice or Miles Edgeworth games worth checking out?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 01, 2012, 10:58:13 AM
I've been thinking about Bastion lately, and wanted to try out the game after hearing a good amount of praise about it.  What timing for Humble Indie Bundle #5 to show up!


So for $7.30 I grabbed:
Best part? All games are DRM free, full (downloadable) soundtracks are included with purchase, part of my payment goes to charity, and full Ubuntu support is finally included for the Humble Bundles which means the usual concerns of installation and compatibility are waived.


Very excited about this!




As a side-note, had ordered an import copy of Another Code R (Wii) a while back but the order kept getting delayed. That's not such a bad thing though: found a different place where I could get Another Code R and Trace Memory (DS) for less than the original price - so one order was cancelled and instead I'm getting two games in it's place.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 01, 2012, 06:31:37 PM
I just got back from the store with a copy of Mario Tennis Open and a shiny new PlayStation Vita. I already had the Vita memory card, which was $20 cheaper on Amazon, and I intend to buy all my games digitally.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 03, 2012, 02:19:41 AM
No pics again - but I only managed to get a few gaming-related things this week.  Picked up a copy of some crappy-looking Bomberman PC Game for $3 at Goodwill.  You can play it via modem or on the internet!  THE INTERNET!  GAMING in the FUTURE will be AWESOME.

A co-worker picked me up a like-new copy of Mario Kart 7 at a Goodwill for only $20.  I already have it, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I get a second 3DS.  Additionally, he gave me his old Glacier GBA - battery cover is missing, but it has some kind of rechargeable battery kit with it.  Best part - Another copy of Link to the Past.  Because I need five copies of it.  Also had one of those awesome Pelican lights that doubles as a screen cover.

I picked up Spirit Camera for the 3DS today.  I went to Best Buy so I could try to take advantage of the Nintendo Zone promo where there's a $10 off coupon... but, as usual, my Best Buy has NO NINTENDO ZONE... so I defeated this by turning on my phone's WiFi, that uses the "Nintendo Zone at Home" trick, loaded the coupon and used it.  Yay!

Finally, broke down and picked up a few e-Shop titles that are reducing in coin value on the eShop.  Mutant Mudds, Kirby's Adventure and Pushmo.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 03, 2012, 02:21:12 AM
As a side-note, had ordered an import copy of Another Code R (Wii) a while back but the order kept getting delayed. That's not such a bad thing though: found a different place where I could get Another Code R and Trace Memory (DS) for less than the original price - so one order was cancelled and instead I'm getting two games in it's place.

Trace Memory was a great game - right behind Last Window and Hotel Dusk.  Another Code: R was... a bit of a disappointment.  Although, not as much as Again was.  Don't get Again. :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spak-Spang on June 03, 2012, 09:12:44 AM
I have been obsessively playing Pinball Arcade on my iPad.  Its a great game...and I really like that the tables are real authentic tables.  One of them I played often in my local arcade.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 03, 2012, 09:25:25 AM
Trace Memory was a great game - right behind Last Window and Hotel Dusk.  Another Code: R was... a bit of a disappointment.  Although, not as much as Again was.  Don't get Again. :(

This is my plan. Reviews for Trace Memory/Another Code: R seem mixed, but so far I haven't seen anything suggesting that Again is worth playing.

My expectations for Another Code: R aren't high... but I see no reason to avoid the game now that my Wii plays imports anyway.  So thanks for that, NoA.  Worst case: I can be one of the relatively few North Americans with bragging rights about playing the game.


I have been obsessively playing Pinball Arcade on my iPad.  Its a great game...and I really like that the tables are real authentic tables.  One of them I played often in my local arcade.


Very excited about this coming to 3DS, despite the small screen making it less attractive than a console version.


Did you see that the Kickstarter project for licensing The Twilight Zone table hit it's goal?  Great table, so it's nice to see that licensing costs and issues won't prevent it from being digitally preserved.  Now there a stretch goal has been added that is trying to get the license for Star Trek: The Next Generation as well.  A pledge of $10 now will get you both DLC tables as free add-ons when/if they get released.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Spak-Spang on June 03, 2012, 05:35:59 PM
I am watching it...and I am willing to donate...but I am kinda waiting to see if they get close to the Star Trek goal...they only have 14 more days.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 10, 2012, 01:10:24 AM
No pic again (does anyone *really* care?)

Picked up a complete copy of the first Pokémon Ranger game, used, for $10.  Interested in seeing if the Club Nintendo code has been redeemed...

Also found a used GameCube power cable for $5.  Yay!  Now to pick up a sixth copy of Mario Kart: Double Dash...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on June 10, 2012, 10:26:02 AM
I just bought a JPN XBOX 360 and a couple of games with it. Let me tell you what buying a used system in Japan is like:

Each unit is priced differently based on its condition. Apparently the one I bought was marked down a lot due to scratches on the console's case. It was even cheaper than some of the older models because of this (I got the 260gb elite or whatever it's called).

When I bought it, the cashier opened the box and showed me the condition of every individual part. I also got a free HDMI cable for some reason. Then I enjoyed a complimentary massage, complete with happy ending.
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Post by: ShyGuy on June 10, 2012, 11:28:13 AM
hands off his Super Potato.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Killer_Man_Jaro on June 10, 2012, 03:02:20 PM
Pre-ordered Quantum Conundrum on Steam. One of the most fascinating games to come out of E3.
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Post by: Drizzt on June 10, 2012, 05:48:32 PM
Bought New Play Control Pikmin for $14 thought I'd give the series a try to see if I'd buy Pikmin 3. Just started but I'm getting into it and the club nintendo code wasn't used so I got 50 coins. :)
 
Also preordered the Last Story. I can't wait but the lack of a concrete release date is killing me.
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Post by: Phil on June 10, 2012, 07:27:03 PM
I also got NPC Pikmin 2 today.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on June 11, 2012, 09:45:06 PM
I got 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors a few days ago. So far I got one of the bad endings, where Clover murders everyone with an axe, so I'm playing through again. Even though there's a lot of talking, it's a really fun game.
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Post by: Oblivion on June 11, 2012, 10:03:05 PM
Where did you get it? I'm interested in it and it's sequel, but I haven't been able to find it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on June 11, 2012, 10:17:02 PM
It's available on Amazon.


What's the sequel called? I'm thinking about buying it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on June 11, 2012, 10:22:20 PM
It used to be called Good People Die and is now called Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and will apparently release on both 3DS and Vita.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 12, 2012, 03:55:48 PM
So not really a new game... but my Nintendo 3DS Card Case 18 reward arrived in the mail today.
https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/24002.do (https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/24002.do)


Sure, it's just a plastic case. But the build quality feels nice, the multiple mix-and-matchable covers are great, and trying to choose which games to put in it appeals to my OCD in ways that simply shouldn't be discussed.


"Free" digital games are still my favorite reward, but this is easily the best physical reward I've received yet and came at a very reasonable price.  Strongly considering ordering another and throwing all my empty DS/3DS cases into storage to save desk space.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on June 13, 2012, 01:53:30 AM
I received a copy of Monster Tale for the Nintendo DS. I'm excited to start it, but I have Pikmin 2 and Tales of the Abyss on my plate. Oh, poor me.  :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 16, 2012, 12:03:43 AM
I know I've talked about my gaming deals a bit, but I'd like to pass on some tips relating to today's purchase on how to get the most bang from your buck.

Some time ago, Toys R Us ran a promo where if you bought a Skylanders 3-Pack or an Adventure Pack, you got a $5 gift card.  This was when they first released the Dragon's Peak pack (the last adventure pack) and I was in line to get two, one for me and one for a co-worker that let me keep the second gift card for my trouble.

Later, I returned with my $10 in gift cards.  They had a deal going where if you bought two select games, you'd get a $10 gift card.  I price matched Kid Icarus with Best Buy, getting it for $30 instead of $40 and picked up Mario 3-on-3 which they had on sale for $25, down from $35.

Today, I went and picked up Pikmin 2 and Rayman Origins - they had a sale, 2 $20 games for $30.  Used my previous $10 gift card.

So, I got $140 worth of games/Skylanders and was only out $90 (before taxes, of course)... so, like 35% off.  And that's getting three of the items on launch week.

Always be on the look out for deals, always look for legitimate ways to stack and come join CAG. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Drizzt on June 16, 2012, 09:43:19 AM
Yeah CAG has saved me some money. Normally though it boils down to how much you want a game it's harder to get deals at launch than say a few weeks later.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 16, 2012, 11:33:31 AM
So not really a new game... but my Nintendo 3DS Card Case 18 reward arrived in the mail today.
https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/24002.do (https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/24002.do)

...  Strongly considering ordering another and throwing all my empty DS/3DS cases into storage to save desk space.


Well, guess that consideration is off the table as it's no longer possible. Apparently, these sweet DS cases are gone for good. It's no longer listed on the Club Nintendo website, and GoNintendo just posted the following article:
[size=78%]http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=179419 (http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=179419)[/size]
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ajinesh on June 20, 2012, 05:50:31 AM
Assassins creed 3
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on June 20, 2012, 09:48:11 PM
Gravity Rush (Vita). Fun game so far, but I'm kind of meh on the art style.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: vinniebrock on June 20, 2012, 10:45:38 PM
NPC Pikmin 1 & 2 :cool; . Also pre-ordered Borderlands 2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on June 20, 2012, 10:58:44 PM
I bought the PS3 version of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Tamazoid on June 21, 2012, 06:12:38 AM
(http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/Tamazoid1/?action-view&current=SAM_0626.jpg)(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/Tamazoid1/SAM_0626.jpg)


$30 for both. I've never played a Final Fantasy and I finally decided it's time to try one out.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on June 21, 2012, 02:45:56 PM
...you decide to play Final Fantasy and you chose the most divisive one besides XIII? You poor thing. :( You should've gone for VI through X.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 21, 2012, 07:40:09 PM
I bought some totally awesome Skylanders figures today...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2012-06-21182047.jpg)

Hurry to your local Walmart (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=38265.0) and get yours. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on June 22, 2012, 09:51:48 PM
I like, since you have six of the same figure, you should send one to me so I can buy the Skylanders game and have five total since I got that silver E3 Spyro. LOL
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 30, 2012, 09:11:36 PM
Kirby's Epic Yarn - $20 at Walmart


I would've preferred to get Return to Dreamland, but at $20 it's hard to say no to a game this gorgeous.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: LOZman on June 30, 2012, 10:05:20 PM
I just bought and downloaded Resident Evil 4 for $19.99 for Xbox 360. This is my first time with the game, as I was too young for such a game when it came out. So far I am loving it!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on June 30, 2012, 10:17:54 PM
Kirby's Epic Yarn - $20 at Walmart


I would've preferred to get Return to Dreamland, but at $20 it's hard to say no to a game this gorgeous.

Im not one to buy games at full price, but after renting this one and playing it with my wife for a weekend, I couldn't help myself. Wife and I played this game together on New years eve a few years ago, and is now a yearly ritual.  Delightful game
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 01, 2012, 07:20:09 AM
Buyin' the weird JPN 360 games
(https://p.twimg.com/Awtte8HCMAE3RUG.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on July 01, 2012, 06:42:36 PM
5/7 of them appear to be dating games. 2 of them look like outright harems. Are you trying to tell us something?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 02, 2012, 01:36:18 AM
3 of those girly games are actually shmups. But yeah, I like to buy the most bizarre games for the sheer novelty of them
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Tamazoid on July 05, 2012, 03:07:50 AM
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/Tamazoid1/SAM_0630.jpg)


(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/Tamazoid1/SAM_0631.jpg)


Had a couple of gift cards to spend. I won Project Zero 2 in a competition.

I tried out the first couple of levels in Epic Yarn an i'm really enjoying it.
I played through the tutorial level of Disaster, and the story is already insane.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on July 05, 2012, 03:12:56 AM
While it technically wasn't a purchase, I was given a copy of 999 for my birthday. However, I did buy my friends a copy of Nintendo Selects: Pikman 2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on July 05, 2012, 08:03:23 AM
...

(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/Tamazoid1/SAM_0631.jpg)


... I won Project Zero 2 in a competition.

...


Nice!  I'm extremely jealous, especially because it seems likely that NoA has no plans to release the game here.  I fully expect Project Zero 2 to be Wii's (imported) swan song for me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Razorkid on July 17, 2012, 11:35:32 AM
Metro 2033
Civilization V
RAGE
Dear Esther+OST
PixelJunk Eden


all for $28.21 on Steam.


I love the Summer Sales!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on July 17, 2012, 12:21:03 PM
I just picked up a copy of Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals for the DS yesterday.  I'm well aware it's probably a terrible game considering very few sites have reviewed it and the fact that I found the game on sale for $13 Used (w/ case & manual).  But despite that, Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals is one of my favorite RPGs from the SNES, so I wanted to give the "reimagining" a chance.

I've also bought various 3DS downloadable games (Mutant Mudds; Mighty Switch Force; etc.); FF Theathythm; & Kid Icarus Uprising over the past few weeks when it comes to titles on Nintendo platforms.

On the PS3, I've picked up The Amazing Spider-Man; Quantum Conundrum, the two Resident Evil Chronicles HD rail-shooters; and I'll be picking up Dyad tonight.  On the 360 (I hadn't plugged my 360 in for over a year) I picked up Bastion; Ms. 'Splosion Man; Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet; Alan Wake's American Nightmare; and FEZ.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on July 17, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
Just ordered The Resistance, won't have it until later this week though. It looks to fix all of the problems my group has with Ultimate Werewolf, such as early player elimination, the need for a moderator, and accusations based on nothing more than conjecture. I think that having real, material clues will go a long way. We shall see though.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on July 21, 2012, 01:03:09 PM
Thank goodness for Steam sales.  I have a nice big pile of games to get through now (All for under $45!):

Beyond Good & Evil
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Fable - The Lost Chapters
Far Cry 2
Hitman: Blood Money
Mirror's Edge
Sid Meier's Civilization V
SimCity 4 Deluxe
Tribes: Ascend
Trine 2
The Walking Dead

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on July 21, 2012, 01:17:08 PM
Tribes: Ascend

Tribes Ascend is a free-to-play game. Anything you bought could have been acquired through actual gameplay. It's not a chore to play either, as the Tribes series has always been one of the best team-based shooters.

Otherwise, it looks like you got a pretty good bounty. ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on July 21, 2012, 01:19:28 PM
Picked up Devil Survivor Overclocked for 3DS.  Don't know when I'll get around to it, but it was the last 3DS game already released that I had interest in.  Radiant Historia for the DS finally shipped from Amazon as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on July 21, 2012, 02:15:57 PM
Tribes: Ascend

Tribes Ascend is a free-to-play game. Anything you bought could have been acquired through actual gameplay. It's not a chore to play either, as the Tribes series has always been one of the best team-based shooters.

Otherwise, it looks like you got a pretty good bounty. ;)

Yeah, I bought a booster pack for $5 (originally $20).  I've been curious to try it, and that incentive put me over the edge.  I'm glad I did, because it's easily one of my favorite FPS games I've played in a long time.
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Post by: ejamer on July 24, 2012, 11:08:12 AM
Petit Computer, DSiWare.


It's awesome.  BASIC, but awesome.  Will I ever create something worth sharing? Probably not... but playing around with the tool is great and there are some very interesting and impressive programs already available through QR codes.

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Post by: shingi_70 on July 24, 2012, 12:34:37 PM
Bulletstorm
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Post by: ZabeMusic on July 24, 2012, 04:51:12 PM
Just Cause 2 and Rayman Origins. An unlikely combination…
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on July 25, 2012, 02:15:08 PM
Just Cause 2 and Rayman Origins. An unlikely combination…
Just Cause 2 is such a blast. its fun just messing around destroying stuff, stealing cool cars, helicopters, planes, etc. And the voice acting hilariously atrocious.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on July 26, 2012, 12:29:28 AM
I just bought Tumble Pop and Kirby's Pinball Land from the 3DS eShop.


Tomorrow I will buy Wario Land.
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Post by: ejamer on July 31, 2012, 02:31:38 PM
The Dog Island (Wii)

For $3 used, and with recollections of someone at NWR swearing this game was quality even if it does look like a total overload of cuteness, I figured this was worth a shot.  Worst case, I've got a spare Wii game case and my daughter will enjoy the game for long enough to get fair value from my $3.  Best case I've grabbed a semi-hidden gem.
[Edit: Having now sat down and played with my daughter for an hour or so, this really is a great game for kids. Quality all around and near-terminal cuteness. Not much challenge and almost as much watching as actual playing... but that works to your advantage with young ones! Very pleased to have taken the chance on this one.]


After buying The Dog Island I didn't have quite enough left over to pick up Babysitting Mama (new, complete with baby) for $10... but that was sorely tempting. I still can't believe that game exists and want a copy for kitsch value alone.  Maybe another day.
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Post by: UncleBob on July 31, 2012, 02:45:21 PM
Yeah, I've seen Babysitting Mama go for that cheap couple of times... I just can't do it.  Although I did get the DJ Hero 1 with two turn tables for $10, which was about as useful of a purchase, I suppose. ;)
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Post by: broodwars on July 31, 2012, 03:01:33 PM
Just picked up Kingdom Hearts 3D, along with pre-ordering Sound Shapes on my PS3.
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Post by: ejamer on July 31, 2012, 03:10:58 PM
Yeah, I've seen Babysitting Mama go for that cheap couple of times... I just can't do it.  Although I did get the DJ Hero 1 with two turn tables for $10, which was about as useful of a purchase, I suppose. ;)


For what it's worth, I rather enjoy the DJ Hero series and have strongly considered picking up a similar bundle just to have spare hardware.  In 5 or 10 years down the road it's unlikely that extra turntables will be anywhere near this cheap or easy to come across.
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Post by: broodwars on August 02, 2012, 06:46:47 PM
The last time GameStop discounted the Vita version of Mortal Kombat to $10, I missed the chance to get it.  Now that it's $10 on sale again, I picked up a copy.  I already own the PS3 version, but the Vita version has some exclusive features and for $10 it's a steal (and it's generally considered one of the best Vita games).
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Post by: Halbred on August 03, 2012, 01:57:53 AM
Is it $10 online or in the store? Or both?
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Post by: broodwars on August 03, 2012, 01:59:11 AM
Is it $10 online or in the store? Or both?

Both, I think.  I picked up my copy in the store.
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Post by: ejamer on August 03, 2012, 08:30:33 AM
5 for $50 deal on Amazon led me to pick up:
  1) Star Fox 64 3D
  2,3,4) Nintendogs + Cats (Toy Poodle, Golden Retriever, and French Bulldog)
  5) Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2


I want to keep one of the Nintendogs and DQ Monsters, and hope to break even on the deal - or at least come close - by selling/trading the other games.
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Post by: Silenced on August 03, 2012, 12:59:46 PM
Left 4 Dead 2 at a Best Buy. More than twenty bucks and it wasn't used or had some other discount, yet the game's been out for quite some time. I rotate it out with the first game and alternate playing them.
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Post by: AnGer on August 03, 2012, 01:02:02 PM
Atelier Rorona for PS3. Picked it up for 20€ at an electronics store.
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Post by: Morari on August 03, 2012, 01:08:40 PM
Left 4 Dead 2 at a Best Buy. More than twenty bucks and it wasn't used or had some other discount, yet the game's been out for quite some time. I rotate it out with the first game and alternate playing them.

You should have picked it up for $5 the other week during Steam's Summer Sale. They just finished patching in all of the L4D1 maps, too. So there is no need to rotate between the two, as L4D2 has it all. :)
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Post by: vinniebrock on August 05, 2012, 12:37:31 AM
Gamestops having a "Buy 2 get 2 Free" sale on all used Gamecube stuff, so i just grabbed a handful of... well, Gamecube games. Jedi Outcast, Battalion Wars, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Wario World, to be exact ;)  I think the sale goes through tomorrow, so I'm thinking of picking up a controller and a few memory cards as well.
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Post by: UncleBob on August 05, 2012, 01:51:06 AM
I wonder if it counts on... systems. :D
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Post by: vinniebrock on August 05, 2012, 12:44:28 PM
I wonder if it counts on... systems. :D


i just checked, it didn't recognize the control, memory card or console as part of the sale. Because Gamestop.


BUT, they added a bunch of games that weren't there last night. Among them: SM Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, Metroid Prime 2, Paper Mario TTYD, Rogue Squadron 2 & 3. I spent most of my free cash last night so I'm just gonna go sit in the corner and cry.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on August 05, 2012, 06:37:42 PM
My most recent purchase: Wario Land on the 3DS eShop


Up next: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (eShop version)
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Post by: Halbred on August 05, 2012, 08:01:20 PM
Don't know if I'd call it a PURCHASE, but I was a certain review unit on Friday...
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Post by: Sundoulos on August 10, 2012, 08:04:19 AM
I bought a bunch of stuff in the Steam Summer Sale in July.  I won't list them all, but I've finally been able to play Alan Wake...a game that I've wanted to play for years.  I did, learn, however, that it's better not to play that game right before a late night jog...if you happen to run in an area where streetlights can be somewhat sparse.
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Post by: Tamazoid on August 12, 2012, 08:25:11 AM
Picked up Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon used for $20 when I was in the US.


Was impossible to find in Australia even a couple of months after the game's launch.
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Post by: Pixelated Pixies on August 12, 2012, 03:09:31 PM
I bought Warioland 2 last week and have just today finished it. That game is absolutely jam-packed with content. Finding every treasure and beating every level (Yes! Every level) took me over 20 hours. For a Gameboy game that's pretty crazy. Crucially though it was fun. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on August 12, 2012, 05:13:49 PM
And we're still waiting for Wario Land 2 in North America. Japan has had the game for weeks (months?).

Damn you NOA for withholding your own 1st-party games from us... Japan and Europe get VC games on a constant basis, yet North America is still far behind.

You don't see these problems with iOS or Android games. Most of the VC games on 3DS are 1st-party games, so there aren't any licensing issues to worry about.
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Post by: Oblivion on August 12, 2012, 05:21:00 PM
Kingdom Hearts 3D.
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Post by: Halbred on August 12, 2012, 06:18:36 PM
Hit Best Buy and got Let's Tap, Rhythm Heaven Fever, and Street Fighter 4 3D for $17.
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Post by: Manthony Chopkins on August 14, 2012, 01:41:31 AM
I got both Vanquish and Bayonetta off Amazon a few weeks ago. I am having a lot of fun with Vanquish, it is a blast to play. I only just started digging into Bayonetta but I am not too big on it so far (long cutscenes). Hopefully, that changes as I get further into the game.
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on August 17, 2012, 09:26:49 PM
So is NOA going to keep treating us like dicks? Or are they eventually going to catch up to Japan's VC releases? Wario Land 2 is a 1st-party title, so what's keeping it from the North American shop?
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 17, 2012, 11:24:26 PM
Wario Land 2's definitely coming; it was on the handheld release list for the rest of the year Nintendo put out this week.
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Post by: Halbred on August 18, 2012, 01:08:48 AM
The Nerds & Men column you should be seeing very soon deals with this very issue.
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Post by: SonofMrPeanut on August 18, 2012, 02:26:15 AM
Just got Rayman Origins at Best Buy for $10.  I'm moving to a new apartment with 3 other roommates, and this will be a great way to break the ice.  Too bad the Best Buy I went to didn't carry Rhythm Heaven Fever anymore (given the current $5), as we're all music students.

Can't wait to be done buying furniture and finally have enough for a Wii U + game or two so I can finally buy Xenoblade and The Last Story.
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Post by: Morari on August 18, 2012, 01:20:00 PM
Just got Rayman Origins at Best Buy for $10.  I'm moving to a new apartment with 3 other roommates, and this will be a great way to break the ice.  Too bad the Best Buy I went to didn't carry Rhythm Heaven Fever anymore (given the current $5), as we're all music students.

That's a great deal. Rayman Origins was super fun. Though I would hope you have already broken the ice with these people... y'know, since you're going to be living with them. :P
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Post by: Caliban on August 18, 2012, 08:12:27 PM
Mass Effect 3 for the PS3. $30 at FutureShop, and will ship within the next week or so.
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Post by: Halbred on August 18, 2012, 09:29:06 PM
Epic Meh-key special edition at Best Buy for $15. I figure if I hate the game, I can flip it for comic shop credit toward Power Girl and keep the cool Mickey figure and Wii Remote skin.
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Post by: S-U-P-E-R on August 19, 2012, 06:56:18 PM
I bought this thing and have been using it for vidya capture and livestreams

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on August 19, 2012, 06:58:37 PM
I bought New Super Mario Bros. 3 ... err 2 from the 3DS eShop. The game is very fun, but it seems too similar to the Wii game. I love the "coins coins coins" mechanic, and trying to get as many lives as possible makes scouring for 1-ups fun.
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Post by: S-U-P-E-R on August 31, 2012, 01:08:13 PM
A rare and exotic arcade stick, the one I've always wanted (since 3 months ago anyway). Let's get her out of that box...
(http://i.imgur.com/mPGnB.jpg)
Mine at last! But oh dear, those garish button colors and mad layout are unbefitting of a classy stick such as yourself!
(http://i.imgur.com/p8eZ5.jpg)
Just a peek inside... I got something I wanna put in you :smug:.
(http://i.imgur.com/LX9uH.jpg)
after removing eight screws and six bolts ugh
Gorgeous! A real dark beauty!
(http://i.imgur.com/1hJEA.jpg)
SWAG
(http://i.imgur.com/acq6E.jpg)
Also got some anime bullshit fighting games to go with my anime bullshit arcade stick! Yeah!
(http://i.imgur.com/zdK3q.jpg)
 
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Post by: Louieturkey on August 31, 2012, 01:47:54 PM
That is sweet!

All I got recently was Just Dance 3 for $10 and my wife decided to throw it away before it was opened. :P
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Post by: shingi_70 on August 31, 2012, 03:41:11 PM
The Walking Dead game episoide 3.
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Post by: ejamer on August 31, 2012, 04:14:36 PM
When the announcement comes out next month that Project Zero 2 is getting released in North America, y'all can thank me for importing.  Now if only I could find a copy of Fatal Frame 4 without breaking the bank...
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Post by: Halbred on September 01, 2012, 03:10:31 AM
God of War Origins Collection: $20. Totally worth it. Already beat Chains of Olympus (that game goes by QUICK) and I'm in the middle of Ghost of Sparta. Dude, Ghost of Sparta looks INCREDIBLE, better than God of War II in HD, SRSLY.

Also the Ratchet & Clank HD Collection (I have a problem): $30. Also totally worth it. These games look amazing in HD. I can't wait to get to R&C3, because it's one of my absolute favorite PS2 games.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 01, 2012, 05:06:38 AM
I saw today that Endless Space was now available for Mac, so I grabbed it off Steam. It's a 4X turn based strategy (think Civilization) game set in space, and after a few hours I'm in love with it. Its a worthy successor to Master of Orion 2.
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Post by: Louieturkey on September 11, 2012, 07:44:21 PM
Dang it.  I just went stupid nuts on a Gamefly sale.  I purchased the following totalling $125

Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PS3
Darkness II PS3
Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution PS3
NCIS PS3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 PS3
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron PS3
Silent Hill HD Collection PS3

Nine games, some for me, some for my wife, averaging about $14 a game.  *sigh*
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Post by: Sarail on September 11, 2012, 11:05:59 PM
Excellent haul, Louie.

I just recently picked up FFXIII-2 and Cursed Mountain. Got a few other games I'm wanting to blaze through first. I might start FFXIII-2 afterwards, though!
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Post by: Ceric on September 11, 2012, 11:10:21 PM
Well, I just got in last Friday all of my Skylander Companions from the Frito-Lay Promotion. Haven't used them in the game yet.
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Post by: PrawnCocktail on September 12, 2012, 08:23:07 AM
Just bought Cover Orange for iOS - great little game  ;D


Counting down the days to the Wii U launch (http://gamewise.co/platforms/47/Wii-U)!!!
Top 3 games:
1. New Super Mario Bros U (http://gamewise.co/games/45805/New-Super-Mario-Bros-U)
2. Nintendo Land (http://gamewise.co/games/45809/Nintendo-Land)
3. ZombiU (http://gamewise.co/games/45819/ZombiU)

Everything I know so far:
The Wii U (http://gamewise.co/platforms/47/Wii-U) is an upcoming home console from Nintendo (http://gamewise.co/companies/1167/Nintendo) and the first home console to be revealed of the Eighth generation. It features a tablet controller  (http://gamewise.co/platforms/47/Wii-U/Controllers/Wii-U-GamePad)with a 6.5" touch screen, sensor bar, as well as traditional buttons and control sticks. The Wii U willl also feature full backwards-compatibility with the Wii (http://gamewise.co/platforms/2/Wii) and all controllers and peripherals for it, though Nintendo GameCube (http://gamewise.co/platforms/29/GameCube) compatibility has been removed...
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Post by: Shaymin on September 15, 2012, 03:36:13 PM
Just bought Air Conflicts: Secret Wars for 360, a game so obscure Wikipedia doesn't have an article for it.

I'm holding it until about 11am tomorrow, at which point I'm flipping it at Shop of the Future for the Kirby Collection
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Post by: ejamer on September 15, 2012, 04:08:39 PM
Just bought Air Conflicts: Secret Wars for 360, a game so obscure Wikipedia doesn't have an article for it.

I'm holding it until about 11am tomorrow, at which point I'm flipping it at Shop of the Future for the Kirby Collection


That Kirby deal is really excellent. I've been looking around for a good flip, but don't want to trade in any of my games that qualify and haven't see a found a good game to buy for the trade. Was Air Conflicts a good price?
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 15, 2012, 04:14:05 PM
On Thursday I bought four 3DS eShop titles, three of them fairly recent and one from a while back that I missed. They were Fractured Soul, Speed X 3D, Touch Battle Tank 3D and Ketzal's Corridors.
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Post by: Shaymin on September 15, 2012, 07:28:52 PM
That Kirby deal is really excellent. I've been looking around for a good flip, but don't want to trade in any of my games that qualify and haven't see a found a good game to buy for the trade. Was Air Conflicts a good price?

$20+tax at EB used. I was originally going to flip Modern Warfare 3 (on for $20 at Walmart) but they took it off the list the SAME DAY.
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Post by: oohhboy on September 16, 2012, 02:16:51 AM
Got this little gem (http://www.ftlgame.com/) 2 days ago. It's a cross between Battle Star Galatica and Star Trek Voyager as you run away from an over whelming Rebel fleet, jumping from system to system dealing with asshole aliens, spacial anomalies and special events. Games can last 15 minutes to hours. It's amazingly fun and easy to play, but quite deep.

It's currently on MAC, PC and Linux. For the Launch week it's 10% off from it's normal price of $9.99. It's one of the best 9 buck you can spend.
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Post by: lolmonade on September 24, 2012, 08:26:24 AM
Recently took the plunge and picked up a 3DS XL, and found myself walking out with a copy of New Super Mario Bros 2.  I justified the purchase of the game as "well, my wife will want this game eventually, anyway", but I've really enjoyed it so far.  I didn't particularly enjoy the original on the DS, but Mario seems to move much more smooth and fluid on this game.  That and the inclusion of the Racoon tail make all the difference in this game being fun, because while the coin count is an interesting addition, it hasn't been the reason why i've been exploring the nooks and crannies of the levels.
 
I also went ahead and got the Kirby collection.  I didn't realize it was selling for $40, which was a bit disappointing, but I still feel it's worth it.  Just wish more Kirby's Epic Yarn music was on the soundtrack.
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Post by: S-U-P-E-R on September 24, 2012, 08:48:03 AM
Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It is cool and has alliteration!
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Post by: Pixelated Pixies on September 24, 2012, 08:55:45 AM
La Mulana. Great title. Hard as f***.
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Post by: ejamer on September 24, 2012, 09:57:52 AM
La Mulana. Great title. Hard as f***.


Also grabbed La Mulana over the weekend, but haven't had time to play yet. Rather looking forward to it, but wonder (based on reports about difficulty) how many people bought without realizing how difficult it's going to be and will give up almost immediately.


Traded in some games that were never going to played again. Picked up GoldenEye 007 (Wii) after the Connectivity podcast placed in the top 10 Wii games. Early impressions are mixed. Game seems to be quality, but certainly not something I'd drop in my personal top 10 at this point.


Also grabbed some additional Wii points to fill out my Virtual Console/WiiWare/DLC library. Not quite sure how to spend them yet. (Extra content for The Beatles Rock Band is tempting. It's amazing that you can buy that game for under $10 at EB Games now - I know the Rock Band craze is over, but this is an amazing tribute to one of the best bands of all time.)
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Post by: Pixelated Pixies on September 24, 2012, 02:47:40 PM
La Mulana. Great title. Hard as f***.


Also grabbed La Mulana over the weekend, but haven't had time to play yet. Rather looking forward to it, but wonder (based on reports about difficulty) how many people bought without realizing how difficult it's going to be and will give up almost immediately.


I just threw in the towel man, lol. I really tried. I made a a thread about my attempts. La Mulana isn't difficult. La Mulana is f***ed up, lol.
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Post by: Louieturkey on September 24, 2012, 06:07:03 PM
I ended up buying DemonScore for iOS.  It plays very similar to EBA.  It's a little darker, at least at first.  I have not had many chances to play it.  I've basically played through the first "chapter" of it and it's fun.  It's again where you have to unlock the harder difficulties by beating the lower difficulties.  I'm hoping there is a lot more cheese in the game as it progresses.

FYI, it's only $6.99 on the app store.  I haven't heard if it's released for Android yet.
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Post by: Louieturkey on September 24, 2012, 08:38:03 PM
Welp, just found out that Square Enix made this game a DLC scam.  There is a ton of extra content that you can't get unless you pay more.  In fact, to get the same thing that Japan gets for $19, you have to shell out $47.  I'm kind of pissed.  I'll try to enjoy what I have, but I'm not helping their bottom line any farther regardless of how much I want to play and hear more of it.
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Post by: Kairon on September 24, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
Hmm... Louieturkey, have you played Theatrhythm on the 3DS? Just curious, given it's another rhythm game and especially has some very EBA-esque gameplay sequences.
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Post by: Halbred on September 24, 2012, 11:23:54 PM
Tomorrow I'll be here saying "Dead or Alive 5."
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Post by: Louieturkey on September 25, 2012, 02:29:25 PM
Hmm... Louieturkey, have you played Theatrhythm on the 3DS? Just curious, given it's another rhythm game and especially has some very EBA-esque gameplay sequences.
Don't have a 3DS and have no plans to get one anytime soon.  It is one game I want to play though.
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 25, 2012, 02:43:06 PM
I played the demo for Theaterhythm. It's one of the most fun games I've ever played. More relaxing than Guitar Hero, and much easier to play.

I'm surprised it took Square this long to create this type of game. It's brilliant!
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Post by: Halbred on September 26, 2012, 09:00:32 PM
Dead or Alive 5 Collector's Edition. Totally worth it.
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Post by: ThomasO on September 26, 2012, 10:07:41 PM
Got Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and The Conduit for about $20 on Amazon. I started into Silent Hill, and I'm only up to where I just learned how to use my phone (game didn't come with manual). It has really nice graphics, it reminds me of Resident Evil 4.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 26, 2012, 10:09:09 PM
I picked up FIFA 13 for 360 yesterday. This has been my most anticipated game for a while due to improvements to the gameplay and the career mode. I can't wait to take the Sounders to the MLS Cup and the United States to the World Cup, or whatever their non-licensed name for it is.
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Post by: TJ Spyke on September 26, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Why isn't the World Cup and other international tournaments in the game? They already have the FIFA license (and the World Cup is just their championship tournament). It would be like a Madden game not having the Super Bowl (but instead a "National Championship").
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 26, 2012, 10:23:32 PM
You're right, it doesn't make sense, but it doesn't have the World Cup branding. Maybe that's just so they can sell a separate game for Brazil 2014 like they have for previous World Cups. The Champions League at least makes some sense since Konami has the exclusive license for it for Pro Evo.
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Post by: Sarail on September 26, 2012, 11:48:29 PM
Picked up Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit for PSN last night. Been playing a bit of it tonight, and I'll say one word to describe it:

Crazy.

Lots of cartoony, gory violence, and Ash (the main character) has very unique ways of taking out the bigger monsters in each level. I'm in to Zone 4 now, and boss fights are starting to ramp up in difficulty -- a good sign, indeed. So far, though? Loving it. It's nuts. Oh, and hell yeah! :P:
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 27, 2012, 10:07:42 AM
Dead or Alive 5 Collector's Edition. Totally worth it.

So Tekken, Soul Caliber, and DOA are still popular, but what happened to Virtua Fighter (the granddaddy of 3D fighters)? It's a shame that SEGA pretty much abandoned it after VF5.
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Post by: TJ Spyke on September 27, 2012, 04:08:57 PM
If it helps any, 2 characters from the Virtua Fighter series (Akira and Sarah Bryant) are playable in Dead or Alive 5.
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Post by: Halbred on September 27, 2012, 04:52:24 PM
Indeed they are. Akira is a cheap bastard with overpowered attacks.

I don't know if Tekken's ever been "popular" outside a pretty small cliche of fighting game enthusiasts. I'd consider it the most technical of the modern 3D fighters. Soul Calibur is becoming MORE technical, and DoA is still pretty casual for a 3D fighter. The most complicated thing in the series is the timing of holds.

That's maybe the one thing I don't like about the game so far: they've shortened the window for hold timing. In Dimensions, it was a good, manageable window. In DoA5, it seems pretty short. And the problem is that you can't block and then try for a hold. You just can't be blocking, so if your hold fails, you're on the mat.

On the other hand, tits.
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Post by: S-U-P-E-R on September 27, 2012, 06:21:47 PM
Tekken always sells like gangbusters, actually.
http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Best_selling_game_franchises (http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Best_selling_game_franchises)
I've heard 3 to 6 million of those were Tekken 6.

I bought TTT2, it's neat
 
It's a shame that SEGA pretty much abandoned it after VF5.
Actually, no, they haven't. They've put out a couple of revisions for VF5. Virtual Fighter 5 Final Solution Final Tuned just came out for PSN/XBLA. It's really good!
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Post by: Spak-Spang on September 27, 2012, 10:37:55 PM
S-U-P-E-R:  Well true.  Updating and balancing a great old game is good.

But I have really been wanting to see what a new Virtual Fighter would bring.  I never thought the characters were interesting...but I loved the fact that it was the most realistic of the 3D fighters...and still is. 

I would really like to see a sequel...something that would continue to evolve the series and fighting games...and hopefully push that boundary more for arcade gameplay and realistic fighting. 
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 27, 2012, 10:51:55 PM

It's a shame that SEGA pretty much abandoned it after VF5.
Actually, no, they haven't. They've put out a couple of revisions for VF5. Virtual Fighter 5 Final Solution Final Tuned just came out for PSN/XBLA. It's really good!


Re-selling an old game that could have just had DLC updates don't count. This isn't Street Fighter we're talking about.


I guess SEGA is ok with letting other 3D fighters take the spotlight. They've given Virtua Fighter a break for too long, it seems. They need to pump out more VF games so they can better compete with Tekken, DOA, and Soul Calibur. I was going to add Street Fighter to that list, but it's not a 3D fighter.
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Post by: S-U-P-E-R on September 28, 2012, 05:17:05 AM
Re-selling an old game that could have just had DLC updates don't count. This isn't Street Fighter we're talking about.
No, it does count. Also, you get the entire game for basically the price of a DLC update. (15 bux)


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I guess SEGA is ok with letting other 3D fighters take the spotlight. They've given Virtua Fighter a break for too long, it seems. They need to pump out more VF games so they can better compete with Tekken, DOA, and Soul Calibur. I was going to add Street Fighter to that list, but it's not a 3D fighter.
I'm sure SEGA would love to have their game be hugely successful. They did promote the game at Evo with a tournament with a huge ass pot bonus ($15k). Despite that, though, I think Sega is just plain bad at promoting and marketing games, especially one as un-flashy as Virtua Fighter. I think a good step to take would be to redesign the **** out of their boring characters. I mean, how many VF characters can you name off the top of your head compared to SF, Tekken, SC, MK, whatever?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 28, 2012, 12:08:13 PM
Despite that, though, I think Sega is just plain bad at promoting and marketing games

Sega's bad at a lot of things. Basically the only reason they still exist and haven't gone bankrupt is nostalgia.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on September 28, 2012, 02:11:04 PM
Despite that, though, I think Sega is just plain bad at promoting and marketing games

Sega's bad at a lot of things. Basically the only reason they still exist and haven't gone bankrupt is nostalgia.
Don't forget there strong presence in Japanese Standalone games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 28, 2012, 04:02:46 PM
I still love you SEGA!  ;D

- "SE-GAAAAA!"
- "Blast Processing!"
- "It's thinking..."

Nintendo also relies heavily on nostalgia, so don't just blame SEGA for that... At least Capcom, Namco, and Konami are trying to diversify themselves by creating new IP's.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 28, 2012, 06:15:44 PM
Nintendo is also helped by nostalgia, but they're run a whole lot better than Sega and their game quality is much more consistent.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on September 28, 2012, 06:21:35 PM
Nintendo is also helped by nostalgia, but they're run a whole lot better than Sega and their game quality is much more consistent.

I like to throw insults at Sega as much as anyone, but at least Sega still tries new ideas and franchises, something I wish Nintendo would do.  So despite their massive incompetence and my total lack of Sega nostalgia, I still appreciate that they're still putting out games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Kairon on September 28, 2012, 06:47:46 PM
Why is it only now that the console wars are over that I grow to appreciate Sega's wacky randomness and eccentric quirks? *sigh*
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 28, 2012, 06:52:41 PM
Nintendo is also helped by nostalgia, but they're run a whole lot better than Sega and their game quality is much more consistent.

I like to throw insults at Sega as much as anyone, but at least Sega still tries new ideas and franchises, something I wish Nintendo would do.  So despite their massive incompetence and my total lack of Sega nostalgia, I still appreciate that they're still putting out games.

I'd take good games in old franchises over bad ones that are new IPs.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on September 28, 2012, 06:55:22 PM
Nintendo is also helped by nostalgia, but they're run a whole lot better than Sega and their game quality is much more consistent.

I like to throw insults at Sega as much as anyone, but at least Sega still tries new ideas and franchises, something I wish Nintendo would do.  So despite their massive incompetence and my total lack of Sega nostalgia, I still appreciate that they're still putting out games.

I'd take good games in old franchises over bad ones that are new IPs.

Valkyria Chronicles refutes your claim that Sega makes "bad" new IPs.  And I've been playing "Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit", a PSN/XBLA game they published which is pretty good so far.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 28, 2012, 06:58:48 PM
And I've been playing "Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit", a PSN/XBLA game they published which is pretty good so far.


They published it, they didn't create it. It doesn't count as a true "SEGA IP".
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 28, 2012, 07:05:45 PM
Nintendo is also helped by nostalgia, but they're run a whole lot better than Sega and their game quality is much more consistent.

I like to throw insults at Sega as much as anyone, but at least Sega still tries new ideas and franchises, something I wish Nintendo would do.  So despite their massive incompetence and my total lack of Sega nostalgia, I still appreciate that they're still putting out games.

I'd take good games in old franchises over bad ones that are new IPs.

Valkyria Chronicles refutes your claim that Sega makes "bad" new IPs.  And I've been playing "Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit", a PSN/XBLA game they published which is pretty good so far.

Most of Sega's internally developed games these days are bad. There are exceptions, just like there are exceptions to Nintendo games being really good, but as a general rule, Sega's a mess of a developer right now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: xcwarrior on October 02, 2012, 02:00:32 PM
To get this post back on topic, just found the original Nano Stray for DS at a Gamestop for $3. Always nice to find a bargain, especially there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on October 02, 2012, 03:25:49 PM
Grabbed a used copy of Guitar Hero 3 (with guitar of course) for $10. Not really a fan of the series, but would be happy to have a few instruments to play Beatles Rock Band once in a while.  If only I could come across a cheap set of Wii drums.




Edit:
And finally found a reasonably-priced copy of Dragon Quest VI for DS. I've been trying to find this game for less than $30 for months, but prices in Canada have been consistently high - even if buying used. Finally caught a sale and grabbed a new copy for just $25. Doesn't sound great when you can often grab DS games for much less (especially in the US) but I'm thrilled to finally complete the DS trilogy of IV/V/VI.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Capitalist Pirate on October 08, 2012, 12:56:40 AM
Just got SSX at Best Buy after price matching GameStop and using my $15 rewards coupon, only paid $5 for it. Unfortunately, I can't activate the online pass until I fix some problem with my EA account. EA support has not been very helpful. :(

Also picked up Fluidity for WiiWare. Going to dive into that game once I get the time for it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Da Jarvis on October 08, 2012, 01:58:59 AM
Recently, I got three 3DS games:


1) Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance: Despite Square continuing to give there worst names to their 3DS games, it's this one isn't to bad. Not the name... I mean the game... yeah, you guys get it! All joking aside, this is a pretty decent game and actually does a lot of things to try and seperate itself from other spin-off games in the series. The story isn't as confusing (at least until the end) and the new additions like cool down systems for special moves and creating/taking care of/training Dream Eaters is actually pretty enjoyable. Overal, I would say don't be afraid to give this game a chance. There is a demo on the eShop, but it's not a very good demo (at least I don't think it's very good), plus the game is only 30 bucks now at Amazon and Gamestop, so it's not a bad price right now. Plus with the huge lack of RPG's on the system right now (the only ones being this, Devil Survivor Overclocked, Tales, and Denpamen), it's actually not a bad choice to hold you over for Mario: Sticker Star or Bravely Default or Fire Emblem come out!


2) I got Cave Story and Mighty Switch Force today off the eShop! Played about 4 hours of Cave Story and I have no idea why I have waited so long to play this game. It is a fantastic game and perfect to hold of my Metroid cravings I have been having right now. I still feel it's to early to say whether the game is good or great yet, but I am enjoy it none the less. I am stuck in the laybrith right now (the one you and Curly get sent to after collecting the dogs and going into the warhouse), but I am sure it won't be that hard to get out. I really want to put more time into it, but stupid school always has a funny way of getting in the way -_-! As for MSF... it's still downloading, so I can't play it right this second, but I am sure that one will be fun as well
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on October 08, 2012, 10:06:45 AM
Mighty Switch Force and Cave Story are fantastic games, though I have the DsiWare version of Cave Story, so I have no reason to purchase the eShop version.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on October 08, 2012, 11:20:54 AM
Bought a Wired Airflow PS3 controller that was clearanced.  Now I have a 2 wired PS3 controllers.  The PS2 controller with Adapter and the PS3 Airflow.  In time for Skylanders Giants.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Da Jarvis on October 08, 2012, 01:36:24 PM
Mighty Switch Force and Cave Story are fantastic games, though I have the DsiWare version of Cave Story, so I have no reason to purchase the eShop version.


Tried out Mighty Switch Force today and it's pretty good. Only have done the first level, but the time attack aspect to the game might be more addicting then I thought.


As for Cave Story on eShop, from what I understand, it's supposed to be identical to Cave Story + on PC, with extra modes and what not. Regardless, it's still really fun and I look forward to seeing it through to the end :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on October 11, 2012, 11:26:26 PM
It is INCREDIBLY addicting.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: kraken613 on October 12, 2012, 01:02:58 AM
Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 for $10 each because ToysRUs was clearing out their PC games all together.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on October 12, 2012, 12:55:52 PM
I recently picked up Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands based on Gui's positive impressions on RFN over the last few weeks. I don't know why I had chosen to skip this game when it was first released, because I'm a few hours into the game now and am really digging it. There are some serious, and I mean serious, camera issues, but the climbing, jumping and combat are all pretty satisfying. I was also able to get it for next to nothing, which doesn't hurt.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on October 12, 2012, 06:16:25 PM
I recently picked up Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands based on Gui's positive impressions on RFN over the last few weeks. I don't know why I had chosen to skip this game when it was first released, because I'm a few hours into the game now and am really digging it. There are some serious, and I mean serious, camera issues, but the climbing, jumping and combat are all pretty satisfying. I was also able to get it for next to nothing, which doesn't hurt.


3D games have been around for over 15 years, so you'd think developers would be able to program a decent camera by now. Super Mario 64 got it right.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 12, 2012, 06:50:28 PM
I don't know about "got it right," because it certainly has flaws, but it's remarkable how good Super Mario 64's camera is compared to other games of its time
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on October 12, 2012, 07:08:52 PM
Personally, I don't think Mario 64 got it right. It got so many other things right that it's still a great game, but the camera is not one of them. 'Tick Tock Clock' would not have been anywhere near as difficult had it not been for the camera not knowing where to position itself. I don't really hold it against Mario 64 though, I mean it was quite literally the first of it's kind. There are always going to be kinks with games which try something new. Forgotten Sands has no such excuse.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 12, 2012, 07:10:20 PM
It's easy to look back and find fault with the camera now, but it's light years ahead of almost any other camera at the time.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on October 22, 2012, 06:31:21 PM
Double Dragon Neon is amazing and perfect and a beautiful work of art.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on October 22, 2012, 06:40:27 PM
Code of Princess (3DS) ~Yay~ Fun game so far, love the way it's played in bite-size increments. Seems like there will be plenty of replay value with different characters. Trying to figure out the controls a bit before jumping online.


At the same time, grabbed cheap used copies of:
1. Megaman & Bass (GBA)
2. Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings (DS)

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on October 23, 2012, 12:50:52 AM
Mega Man & Bass on GBA is terrible. Because the screen is so zoomed in.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on October 23, 2012, 07:47:01 AM
Mega Man & Bass on GBA is terrible. Because the screen is so zoomed in.


Having never played the game any other way, I don't mind a zoomed in screen that much. It's not a great Megaman game (at least the GBA version isn't)... but not terrible either.  For a couple of bucks, the nostalgia alone is worthwhile.
 ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Plugabugz on October 23, 2012, 08:33:22 AM
My most recent gaming purchase is a new 500GB Super Slim PS3 (for £200!).

My last, phat 80GB, one got a red screen of death and (because the hard drive is encrypted) took all my game saves with it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on October 23, 2012, 08:59:52 AM
That's not a bad price at all.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on October 23, 2012, 12:53:34 PM
e-shop!
1. Sakura Smurai - have now started this game twice and played for a few stages without being able to find a save point. That is disappointing but I am enjoying the gameplay.
 
2. Cave Story (the most recent version on e-shop). Have only scratched the surface, but am enjoying so far.
 
3. Sonic Triple Trouble (game gear) - played a few stages, enjoing so far. Past the first boss, I think.
 
4. Toki Tori (GBC) - had no idea what to expect, really like it. More of a puzzler than a platformer so far but very satisfying. Have played about a dozen stages. Music is great.
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Plugabugz on October 25, 2012, 04:52:23 AM
So my PS3 arrived today. First thing i did was look at it, and boy is it ugly. They REALLY cheaped out on the slot loader.

But sadly it was the best price i'd likely find for the 500GB, so i'm not fussed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on October 25, 2012, 05:07:43 AM
Yesterday I purchased Animal Crossing: Let's go to the city for £3.81 (£5.84 including post) from Amazon.
 
I've never played Animal Crossing before, so while this game was criticised for being derivitive I think it's perhaps a good one to start with for a newcomer. I'm not really into collecting things for the sake of collecting them, as I'm mostly motivated by gameplay (and to a lesser extent story). So I don't really know how this game is going to go down with me, but I thought it was at least worth a shot at that price point.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on October 25, 2012, 01:14:38 PM
$50 = a brand new PSP Go system. I know the system has haters, but I like the form factor a lot and find it a great piece of kit despite the limitations. I also think the GBA Micro is the best version of that handheld though...  so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

$10 $20 = Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The recent preorder announcement for MH3U pushed me over the edge. I just couldn't wait for a fix...


Are there any PSP games that I should really check out? The only one on my radar right now is the Final Fantasy Tactics game. PSP Go is limited to downloads, and even though you can install custom firmware I'm really not interested in doing so. Please try to base any suggestions around that caveat.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Razorkid on October 25, 2012, 02:01:02 PM
$50 = a brand new PSP Go system. I know there haters, but I like the form factor a lot and find it a great piece of kit despite the limitations. I also think the GBA Micro is the best version of that handheld though...  so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

$10 = Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The recent preorder announcement for MH3U pushed me over the edge. I just couldn't wait for a fix...


Are there any PSP games that I should really check out? The only one on my radar right now is the Final Fantasy Tactics game. PSP Go is limited to downloads, and even though you can install custom firmware I'm really not interested in doing so. Please try to base any suggestions around that caveat.


Welcome to the club  ;D ! I just bought a PSP Go earlier in the summer for all the great rpgs (psp and psone) available digitally for the system for under $10. I've never been happier with a purchase of an older system.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on October 25, 2012, 02:16:42 PM
Best Buy has a buy 2 get 1 free deal going so I bought Kid Icarus Uprising, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Mario Tennis Open. I'm exchanging either KI or MTO for Paper Mario: Sticker Star in a couple weeks; I just wanted to take advantage of the sale. I had to pick up some overtime at work to compensate for the things I'm buying.

I think the sale ends this week, but Target has a buy 2 get 1 free sale starting next week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on October 25, 2012, 02:53:36 PM
I purchased Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone on the 3DS.
The touch screen isn't as accurate as I'd like, but it's serviceable.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on October 25, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
Castlevania: The Adventure (eShop)

It's the same as I remember it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on October 25, 2012, 10:22:35 PM
I also bought Lollipop Chainsaw at Gamestop because the price dropped to $20. I already left Best Buy when my friend texted me about it. He said it was a Gamestop specific sale, but I haven't verified it. If it's an official drop, I'll probably return it then buy it from Best Buy since I'd get Reward Zone points and my credit card offers 5% extra bonus points on Best Buy purchases this quarter. Double win, there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 25, 2012, 10:44:05 PM
I bought most of the things released on the 3DS eShop today, but have been spending all my time with the one of them I got for free. The Mutant Mudds levels are phenomenal. Game of the Year confirmed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on October 25, 2012, 11:00:30 PM
I bought most of the things released on the 3DS eShop today, but have been spending all my time with the one of them I got for free. The Mutant Mudds levels are phenomenal. Game of the Year confirmed.

I really enjoyed them too. Some of those levels were incredible. Game of the year is a different matter, but I really had fun with them, and with the game generally.
 
p.s. do you know what the 'small' little unlockable was for beating those 20 additional levels? I've beat them but haven't identified any change.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on November 01, 2012, 07:55:10 AM
Retail:
(http://i.minus.com/jbhwKN2Hh7IeSj_xs.jpg) (http://minus.com/lbhwKN2Hh7IeSj)
^Okami Zekkei-ban (PS3) (aka Okami HD), Asia version with english text.

Download:
Corpse Party (PSP), Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle (PSP), Riff: Everyday Shooter (PSP), Tomba! (PSone classics), Ys Seven (PSP). After hearing that the Asia retail version of Okami Zekkei-ban comes with english screentext, I've decided to cash the PSN cards I bought in for PSP games instead. No need to carry UMDs now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on November 01, 2012, 02:52:33 PM
I thought Okami HD was download only?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on November 01, 2012, 04:24:53 PM
I haven't been into traditional gaming in a couple of years, so I wouldn't call any of these gaming purchases but whatever. The last thing I got was an SNES adapter, a pair of SNES controllers, an Genesis adapter and a SG Pro Pad 6, and a USB N64 controller for my desktop that I turned into an arcade emulator powerhouse. I guess if you want to count it I did just get an iPhone for my birthday in September it isn't a gaming machine but it do play a lot of games on it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on November 02, 2012, 04:08:26 AM
I thought Okami HD was download only?


Only in Europe and America. Japan and Asia got a retail version – even a special edition with a snow globe (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WXZPX3LUOb4/T-hqkmlTarI/AAAAAAAAaTg/jsraJmH-5zA/s1600/Okami%2BZekkeiban%2BSnow%2Bcherry%2BBlossom%2BGlobe%2B-%2Bmbt.jpg) (though "cherry blossom globe" would seem more appropriate) – because people in this region tend to prefer retail over download according to Capcom.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on November 02, 2012, 06:32:16 AM
CS:GO

Well, not really a purchase since it currently playable in a free weekend. Its CS with more "GO", so yeah CS. Fairly pretty, well designed maps so far with a lot of them based off L4D2 maps, no fucking dust thank god. Plays better than 1.X/Source on a mechanical level. Vets might bitch about something, but it's a good upgrade if you want more CS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 02, 2012, 09:20:49 AM
...
Vets might bitch about something, but it's a good upgrade if you want more CS.
There's no Dust :P
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on November 02, 2012, 09:37:07 AM
...
Vets might bitch about something, but it's a good upgrade if you want more CS.
There's no Dust :P:
:D
The reason I quit playing CS years ago was because people would play nothing but DE_Dust and its variants 24/7/365.25. I didn't care if it was the worse map in the world, just no more fucking Dust. It was the same with Warcraft 3 with everybody playing DOTA or Summoner.

But now I just wants something deeper and the new CSGO isn't it. It would be Nuclear Dawn, but that game didn't reach critical mass. Real shame. It is like a really deep TF2 with base building.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 02, 2012, 09:44:01 AM
...
Vets might bitch about something, but it's a good upgrade if you want more CS.
There's no Dust :P:
:D
The reason I quit playing CS years ago was because people would play nothing but DE_Dust and its variants 24/7/365.25. I didn't care if it was the worse map in the world, just no more fucking Dust. It was the same with Warcraft 3 with everybody playing DOTA or Summoner.

But now I just wants something deeper and the new CSGO isn't it. It would be Nuclear Dawn, but that game didn't reach critical mass. Real shame. It is like a really deep TF2 with base building.
I really liked the Multiplayer in C&C: Renegades.  In fact I enjoyed that came a good amount.  It was pulp fun fan service with British Teeth.  Played a lot of CS in College even lead a clan.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 06, 2012, 07:42:15 PM
Well, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable went on sale for $10 today... so even though I don't really need another game (Monster Hunter is all the game I can handle for the next hundred hours or so) it seemed like a good time to pick up this well-regarded RPG title.


Next in line: Valkyria Chronicles II.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on November 07, 2012, 04:17:09 PM
Decided to pick up the On The Move DLC for Portal 2 for the PS3.  It was 30% off for + members so I decided to take advantage of that.  I'm actually really excited to play new Portal 2 content.  Now I just need to go play some more of the community stuff on Steam as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fireponcoal on November 07, 2012, 04:59:50 PM
Street Fighter X Tekken//Picked this game up for both the Vita and the PS3.  Gamestop had a deal and I purchased both for Fifty dollars.  Looks and plays wonderful on the Vita.  Long live the Vita..  Oh, I hear it may have already passed?  It shall live in my heart right next to my Saturn.  ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 08, 2012, 09:52:32 AM
Street Fighter X Tekken//Picked this game up for both the Vita and the PS3.  Gamestop had a deal and I purchased both for Fifty dollars.  Looks and plays wonderful on the Vita.  Long live the Vita..  Oh, I hear it may have already passed?  It shall live in my heart right next to my Saturn.  ;)
Your in Luck.  As soon as I finish beating and wrestling it into submission we review 3 Vita games on NFR in the next Episode.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 08, 2012, 08:48:43 PM
4, actually. :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 09, 2012, 12:04:16 PM
4, actually. :)
Was it 4? I can't think of the 4th of the top of my head.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on November 09, 2012, 03:56:29 PM
WarioWare Smooth Moves (Wii)
Castlevaia: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 09, 2012, 04:54:06 PM
After all the excitement of the election I bought Democracy 2 on Steam which I'm going to play while watching The West Wing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 09, 2012, 09:44:10 PM
4, actually. :)
Was it 4? I can't think of the 4th of the top of my head.

To be fair, one was multiplatform - just Austen had the Vita game and I had the 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 09, 2012, 09:51:37 PM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Resident Evil Director's Cut
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3


So the TV out feature of my PSP Go is pretty slick. Disappointing that actual PSP games only take a fraction of the TV, but PS One Classics look great* when played on a big screen. Probably should've waited for a sale for the games, but self-control isn't my strong point.


* "Great" is relative when talking about games from the PlayStation era.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on November 10, 2012, 08:35:53 AM
Nuclear Dawn since it's the deal of the day on Steam. Not sure that was a good idea, I take some pushing to get into competitive MP games and I'm no fan of hitscan weapons in FPSes. Before that was Alundra (PS1) and Ace Combat Joint Assault (PSP) for the PSVita. Not too happy with either, Alundra just seems kinda meh so far while ACJA is missing some vital information on the HUD (especially a missile indicator! Artificial horizon would be very useful too). The 3DS Ace Combat got away with no missile indicator by making missile dodging QTE based, not a good solution but still better than "there's a missile somewhere out there, don't get hit!".
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on November 10, 2012, 04:29:26 PM
Mine was Style Savvy: Trendsetters. Best Buy price matched Sears's online price, so I got it for just under twenty dollars (used a $5 gift card in the process).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 10, 2012, 11:29:18 PM
My ~$12 copy of Last Story arrived from Amazon today.  It was the special edition (didn't *think* a "regular" version of it was released, but for $8 + s/h, I wasn't sure).  Yay.

Somewhat gaming related... threw down too much money on a TV I didn't need. Bought a 65" LG 3D TV.  Wonder if that talk about Wii U supporting 3D is true.  This will be replacing my 37" TV in my living room (which will move into the bedroom)...  Going to spend the next week-ish redoing my living room so it's all ready for the Wii U to come in and get hooked up.

And, totally not gaming related, but Barnes and Noble had this (http://www.amazon.com/Simpsons-World-Ultimate-Episode-Seasons/dp/0061711284/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352607810&sr=8-1&keywords=Simpson%27s+World) on sale for $25.  Now, to re-watch the series, one episode at a time, on my new TV, alongside this book. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on November 11, 2012, 12:59:25 AM
God of War Saga - $20 (Gamestop has a 1/2 off deal on sony collections for power-up reward members).  I was hoping to make it $10 by using a $10 off coupon on top of that, but apparently they don't accept stacking coupons.  I guess I'll use that on my Epic Mickey 2 preorder.

Wii Zapper w/ Link's Crossbow Training - $7.  Complete Impulse buy.  I'm not sure what to expect with the game, but I'm hoping the Zappper might work well with some other games (House of the Dead, Resident Evil 4, etc) and that's at a price point where I won't feel bad wasting the money.  I can't believe this used to cost $25...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on November 11, 2012, 02:00:58 PM
Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the eShop. I'm about 20-30 minutes in.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on November 11, 2012, 08:40:34 PM
My ~$12 copy of Last Story arrived from Amazon today.  It was the special edition (didn't *think* a "regular" version of it was released, but for $8 + s/h, I wasn't sure).  Yay.
If I recall correctly, all of the first-run copies have the art book. If the game sold as poorly as we suspect, then the first run is the only run. The music CD was supposed to be only for pre-orders though, did you get the CD too?

I can't believe this used to cost $25...
Actually, it was $20. I think that's a good price for a game and an accessory.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 11, 2012, 08:47:33 PM
Yup.  CD too. :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on November 11, 2012, 08:52:52 PM


I can't believe this used to cost $25...
Actually, it was $20. I think that's a good price for a game and an accessory.

Just basing it off of the sticker on the one I got (of course they could have inflated the retail price on the clearance sticker to make it look like a better deal).  I haven't played the game, but by first glance it looks like a fairly simple shooting gallery game.  That, and I've never been one to purchase a piece of plastic for my Wii controllers. 

Again, $7 is a point of entry I'm willing to give it a shot for, because unless I find the zapper useful for more than crossbow training, I've just bought a piece of plastic that'll collect dust with my Wii Fit board and Rock Band instruments.

May be worth full retail for some
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on November 11, 2012, 09:26:06 PM
Just basing it off of the sticker on the one I got (of course they could have inflated the retail price on the clearance sticker to make it look like a better deal).  I haven't played the game, but by first glance it looks like a fairly simple shooting gallery game.
It was probably originally from GameStop, they sometimes charge $5 more for Wii accessories. They also did this for Motion Plus ($25 instead of $20) and the Wii Wheel ($15 instead of $10). The game is a shooting gallery game but it's a darn good one, and has a nice scoring system. The gun is good if you like to play shooting games, it's definitely easier to hold it steady than just the Wiimote (or I felt that way anyhow). That said, I didn't buy it for $20 either, but for someone who's into shooting games it was a good price.

Yup.  CD too. :)
Nice. Unfortunately, this is probably evidence that the game didn't sell well, which is a shame. :/
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Do_What on November 12, 2012, 08:08:55 AM
I also got paper mario on the eshop. It's kind of awesome.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 13, 2012, 07:20:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/M3JwNl.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 13, 2012, 07:24:24 PM
Most recent gaming purchase = Modern Warfare 3...on launch day. =(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sarail on November 13, 2012, 08:33:22 PM
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Tried to replicate Lionel Messi's excitement. Yeah... not so much. Hah. Can't wait for Sunday.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Drizzt on November 13, 2012, 08:36:48 PM
Assassin's Creed III (Wii U) Can't wait till Sunday. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 13, 2012, 10:50:55 PM
Too many to list, really, but here's a few:

Xbox 360:

- Gears of War 1-3
- Halo 4

PS3:

- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Zone of the Enders HD Collection
- Various HD Collections
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on November 17, 2012, 12:28:25 PM
American 3DS + Code of Princess.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on November 17, 2012, 02:55:12 PM
Fallblox - I've made my way through all of the training puzzles and about 70 of the challenge ones. It's pretty incredible.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on November 18, 2012, 08:36:57 PM
I will (hopefully) get Paper Mario Sticker Star in a few weeks once I get paid... I think I'll go digital with this one.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: nickmitch on November 18, 2012, 11:01:55 PM
Recently bought my first PS3 games: Ico/SoC HD collection, GoW Collection, and Journey. Haven't had time to play them though. :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on November 19, 2012, 08:19:45 AM
Recently bought my first PS3 games: Ico/SoC HD collection, GoW Collection, and Journey. Haven't had time to play them though. :(

Good choices, if I may say so.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on November 19, 2012, 09:31:30 AM
Some of the best games for PS3 are all 1st-party (developed and/or published by Sony). I wish the same could be said of Microsoft's 1st-party games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on November 19, 2012, 10:55:21 AM
Yeah, most of the definite must-buys for the PS3 are from Sony themselves. The rest... well, it depends on your tastes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on November 19, 2012, 01:14:10 PM
Recently bought my first PS3 games: Ico/SoC HD collection, GoW Collection, and Journey. Haven't had time to play them though. :(


Damn, you choose some nice games. Add Uncharted and Okami HD and you'll have justified your PS3 purchase.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on November 19, 2012, 03:33:45 PM
Liberation Maiden
Paper Mario: Sticker Star


Nintendo Land (duh)
Call Of Duty, Black Ops 2 (Wii U)
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Little Inferno
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on November 19, 2012, 04:45:50 PM
Recently bought my first PS3 games: Ico/SoC HD collection, GoW Collection, and Journey. Haven't had time to play them though. :(


Damn, you choose some nice games. Add Uncharted and Okami HD and you'll have justified your PS3 purchase.


Killzone 3 is also a must. The multiplayer is amazing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: nickmitch on November 19, 2012, 10:43:31 PM
Recently bought my first PS3 games: Ico/SoC HD collection, GoW Collection, and Journey. Haven't had time to play them though. :(

Good choices, if I may say so.

Thank you, Journey was a nice surprise, but the other two are kind of why I bought a PS3. Also to watch the Star Wars Blu-Rays.

Damn, you choose some nice games. Add Uncharted and Okami HD and you'll have justified your PS3 purchase.

The Uncharted series is next on my list. I'm waiting on the price to drop. Couldn't pass on the GoW bundle being all the games for $40. Unsure about Okami. Never beat it on Wii, so it might be a good move.

Killzone 3 is also a must. The multiplayer is amazing.

I don't really play FPSes because I get motion sick. :/ I also suck at online because of that reason.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on November 20, 2012, 01:06:33 PM
Most recent ATM is CoDBlOps2 for the PC (it's both the cheapest and the best version of the game). I'm still looking for something portable to play after beating LBPV (going back and trying to 100% things isn't very fun and getting more useless stickers isn't really a good motivation), Gravity Rush isn't that much fun, Picross e doesn't always hit the spot and Ace Combat Joint Assault just has crappy missions. Also the PSV's exposed screen makes me unwilling to stick both it and my 3DS into my bag. Haven't even got a good phone game at hand.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on November 22, 2012, 02:35:47 AM
Picked up Halo 4 and Brutal Legend today.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on November 30, 2012, 03:43:16 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vRf8n.jpg)

I even got all the swag. Eat ****, white devils
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 30, 2012, 12:00:08 PM
/me is jelly.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on December 01, 2012, 08:20:45 PM
Wii U Pro controller and NSMBU.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on December 01, 2012, 08:36:34 PM
Metro 2033 from the THQ humble bundle. On high it was playable, but threatened to murder my computer. Drop it to normal and it was very smooth, although it lost some of it's post apocalyptic atmosphere. As far as I can tell the game is completely linear unlike the Chernobyl series, but what it sacrifices from the sandbox is a much tighter world.

The scripting is a bit loose with characters continuing to speak when you are out of earshot especially when they talk about something important so you end up missing parts of the briefing or story.

The Chernobyl series is still better so far, but not by too much from what I have played so far. It more survival horror than RE5. :cool;
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 01, 2012, 09:37:04 PM
I bought Borderlands 2, now that the Mac version is out. Also Sonic Racing for Wii U and Sid Meier's Railroads.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on December 03, 2012, 09:30:02 AM
I have been looking to get that, but I haven't updated to Lion or Mountain Lion yet, plus I think I can wait till I get the GOTY edition. I can wait out the DLC.

Latest purchase was for Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space (https://indiegamestand.com/) a space rouge like where you have a set amount of time to explore a sector of space for riches and glory or die trying. It's randomly generated so no two games are the same. It runs on windows but has an offical but unsupported Mac OSX\9 version that require Rossetta so it can't be played on anything higher than Snow Leopold.

It's pretty fun and sometimes a game can feel a bit short, although it's by design. FTL per game is longer than this. The combat can be a bit frustrating as most foes have a clear firepower and numerical advantage over you, however it can become something of a turkey shoot once you manage to get the ball rolling with the right tactics. The interface could do with some work as it feels like something from 10 years ago and the lack of numbers or detailed descriptions telling you what something does can be annoying, forcing significant amounts of trial and error.

Not a bad time waster for 2 or 3 bucks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on December 06, 2012, 01:22:23 PM
Picked up Scott PIlgrim the game and Clash of Heroes might and magic in the ubisoft sale.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Blankfall on December 07, 2012, 12:08:32 AM
Jet Set Radio on Android. Liberation Maiden 3DS. Catherine PS3. I liked the demo and decided to buy it. Pokemon black and white 2, but I have not played it since I cant seem to be able to catch a certain pokemon. So frustrating.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on December 08, 2012, 10:23:50 AM
Hold the presses boys, I bought a bunch of bargain bin visual novels for 360! Love and achievement points, here I come!

(http://i.imgur.com/qL7yz.jpg)

I also picked up some dumb Nintendo stuff on a whim, who cares

(http://i.imgur.com/OQWlN.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on December 08, 2012, 01:27:20 PM
I picked up Warioland 3 on Wednesday from eShop. I've only played it for an hour or so but am enjoying it so far (Shocker!).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on December 08, 2012, 03:42:33 PM
I just picked up Far Cry 3 after hearing nothing but good things about it.  I never really got hooked by the other games, but I heard that it was "Like Skyrim, but with guns".  And it is!  Massive world, great graphics, and tons to see and do.  This engine is ridiculous.  Haven't encountered any hitches or load screens, and the combat is extremely satisfying.  Unlike Dishonoured, I enjoy being able to initiate my encounters with stealth, then failing and just plowing my way through enemies.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on December 09, 2012, 02:44:02 PM
I just picked up Far Cry 3 after hearing nothing but good things about it.  I never really got hooked by the other games, but I heard that it was "Like Skyrim, but with guns".  And it is!  Massive world, great graphics, and tons to see and do.  This engine is ridiculous.  Haven't encountered any hitches or load screens, and the combat is extremely satisfying.  Unlike Dishonoured, I enjoy being able to initiate my encounters with stealth, then failing and just plowing my way through enemies.
For which system did you get it?
Slightly concerned that its a bit too much like Skyrim in that it has issues on PS3.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on December 10, 2012, 03:58:32 PM
Got it for PC.  I was one of the many who were burned by Skyrim for PS3, so I'm also pretty cautious about PS3 versions, now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on December 15, 2012, 12:38:25 AM
THQ is running a sale on xbox Live so I grabbed Saint's Row 2. I also won a caption contest over at playxbla and got a free code for Iron Brigade and its DLC. 

Going to pick up Darksiders tommorow and prepare to build up quit the backlog with the holiday sales.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on December 15, 2012, 04:52:16 PM
A Wii U and Mario U. They really have a lot of stock for these. I'm not going to get Zombi U since I've noticed that horror games just aren't my thing, I lose motivation to keep playing very fast.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on December 16, 2012, 02:06:28 PM
Got Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion and Lego Lord of the Rings at Toy's R Us for $20 each (same deal is going on at Target). 

Also bit the bullet and got a Skylander's case that came with Wham-Shell for $35.  Wham-Shell sells alone online for $40, so it made more sense just to get the case with it.

Found 999 at a local gamestop for $20, and picked up a few Professor Layton games for my wife's stocking (Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, & Professor Layton  and the Unwound Future). for $13 & $17, respectively.


Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 16, 2012, 04:29:48 PM
Rock Band 1 and 2, with a full set of instruments from the original game, for $25.  Pretty happy with this.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: @WingmanPorkins on December 17, 2012, 11:47:59 PM
week of sales witch means lot's a games  ;D  Picked up: Hitman, Last Story , Prince of persia Wii (NWR suggestion ) , Batman and Mass Effect for Wii u , Max Pane 3 , xcom. My back log just got bigger

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on December 19, 2012, 12:24:11 AM
Gears Of War 1 and 2 for $3 and $5 respectively at GameStop. This is the price online so I would assume that you too can jump on this deal. They also had a copy of ExciteBots for $7. I might go back and get that...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on December 19, 2012, 10:52:53 AM
Gears Of War 1 and 2 for $3 and $5 respectively at GameStop. This is the price online so I would assume that you too can jump on this deal. They also had a copy of ExciteBots for $7. I might go back and get that...
Dooo Itttt.

I bought a Yen-Lo-Wan in MechWarrior Online.  I wanted the 30% C-Bill boost and was tired of my Commando (only think I could afford).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on December 19, 2012, 12:12:21 PM
I bought ExciteBots new for $2 at an EBGames in my city which came complete with a plastic Wii wheel. I figured at that price, how can I lose?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 19, 2012, 01:00:15 PM
That's probably the best value you're ever going to get in a game. I'd argue Excitebots is the best arcade racing game of the generation.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on December 19, 2012, 02:46:50 PM
That's probably the best value you're ever going to get in a game. I'd argue Excitebots is the best arcade racing game of the generation.
I prefer Excitetruck personally because it doesn't of the Arm Circling....
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on December 19, 2012, 06:25:06 PM
Excitebots is fantastic. So much fun.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on December 20, 2012, 12:37:10 AM
I'm sure it is. I played the HELL out of ExciteTruck after launch and there was nothing else to play.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on December 20, 2012, 05:58:13 AM
Excitebots is fantastic. So much fun.

Why that game wasn't released in Europe I'll never know. I'd still take NPC Pikmin 2 over it, but ideally I'd like to have both.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 20, 2012, 08:43:28 AM
Excitebots is fantastic. So much fun.

Why that game wasn't released in Europe I'll never know. I'd still take NPC Pikmin 2 over it, but ideally I'd like to have both.

We eventually got NPC Pikmin 2 in North America, so you'd have to be taking Disaster and Pandora's Tower over it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 20, 2012, 09:01:45 AM
Excitebots is fantastic. So much fun.

Why that game wasn't released in Europe I'll never know. I'd still take NPC Pikmin 2 over it, but ideally I'd like to have both.

We eventually got NPC Pikmin 2 in North America, so you'd have to be taking Disaster and Pandora's Tower over it.


Or Fatal Frame 2, or Another Code R. 


I'd take any of those four games over Excitebots personally, but have never been a racing fan.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on December 20, 2012, 10:35:57 AM
Excitebots is fantastic. So much fun.

Why that game wasn't released in Europe I'll never know. I'd still take NPC Pikmin 2 over it, but ideally I'd like to have both.

We eventually got NPC Pikmin 2 in North America, so you'd have to be taking Disaster and Pandora's Tower over it.


Or Fatal Frame 2, or Another Code R. 


I'd take any of those four games over Excitebots personally, but have never been a racing fan.
Excitebot is not a Racing game really.  Its a game all about the Stars.  That's why I love the serious you don't have to be the first across the finish line to win.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 20, 2012, 10:44:45 AM
Yes, but most of the time you can't win if you don't come in 1st since coming in 1st gives a huge chunk of stars. It can be done, but it's much more difficult.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 20, 2012, 06:33:03 PM
...

Excitebot is not a Racing game really.  Its a game all about the Stars.  That's why I love the serious you don't have to be the first across the finish line to win.


Fair enough, although I'd suggest that doing well in the race is often a key part of earning stars.


Let me amend my initial statement to "I don't like driving games". Even though Excitebots has you doing many small challenges, driving a robot/vehicle during a race means it's not a game that appeals greatly to me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on December 20, 2012, 08:08:11 PM
Yes, but most of the time you can't win if you don't come in 1st since coming in 1st gives a huge chunk of stars. It can be done, but it's much more difficult.
You clearly never ran into JamesSk.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ymeegod on December 20, 2012, 09:41:37 PM
Picked up Mark of the Ninja after hearing about the great reviews (it's an 2d stealth game FYI) and it was on sale for 600MS points.

Also picked up Joe Danger 2: The Movie and Rayman 3 HD.

Not sure when I'm going get to any of them but at least they were on sale :0.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on December 20, 2012, 09:44:51 PM
Wow. A didn't expect this much discussion on Excitebots. I wasn't even planning on playing it anytime soon but I'll guess I'll move it up sooner in my playlist.

Although I will admit that if Disaster Day of Crisis had been released here in NA, I'd have picked it up way sooner as it just seems more fun and interesting to me. I'd also have liked to see Last Window on the DS which is the sequel to Hotel Dusk and now we've lost CINQ.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on December 20, 2012, 10:15:27 PM
Went nuts on the eShop. Kirby's Block Ball, Mole Mania, Wario Land 2. Might go back for Bit. Trip. Saga. and maybe Mutant Muds. The demo for MM is super good.

Never played Mole Mania before. It's fucking awesome.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on December 20, 2012, 10:16:35 PM
Just grabbed BitTrip Saga and Layton Miracle Mask on the eShop.

I swore I wouldn't do this... damnit, NOA.

Edit: Also grabbed Crimson Shroud.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 20, 2012, 10:24:03 PM
Went nuts on the eShop. Kirby's Block Ball, Mole Mania, Wario Land 2. Might go back for Bit. Trip. Saga. and maybe Mutant Muds. The demo for MM is super good.

Never played Mole Mania before. It's fucking awesome.

Definitely go buy Mutant Mudds. It's the best game I've played this year.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TrueNerd on December 21, 2012, 02:17:47 PM
I went back for Bit. Trip.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on December 21, 2012, 07:51:34 PM
Heavy Rain, i waited a long time to purchase this game, i beat it, but i dont feel like i got the ending i was looking for, so i guess i have to play it again.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 22, 2012, 08:28:45 PM
Well, the eShop got me.  Downloaded escapeVektor and Crimson Shroud tonight, while saving some credit for Fluidity Spin Cycle... and maybe Mutant Mudds or Crashmo?  Not sure about the last ones yet.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 22, 2012, 09:29:56 PM
Well, the eShop got me.  Downloaded escapeVektor and Crimson Shroud tonight, while saving some credit for Fluidity Spin Cycle... and maybe Mutant Mudds or Crashmo?  Not sure about the last ones yet.

I would argue that Mutant Mudds and Crashmo are the two best games on the service. I can't recommend them enough. I'm in the middle of my fourth play through of Mutant Mudds.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on December 22, 2012, 11:28:34 PM
The xbox live holiday sale has me spending.

Picked up in the last week.

Dragon's Dogma
Iron Brigade
Saints Row 2
Mark of the Ninja
Kinect Party
Sonic Adventure 2
Dust an Elysian tale


Will also be getting world of keflings and Deadlight.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on December 23, 2012, 03:40:49 AM
I'm in the middle of my fourth play through of Mutant Mudds.

I love that game, but that's just overkill.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 23, 2012, 03:47:01 AM
I'm in the middle of my fourth play through of Mutant Mudds.

I love that game, but that's just overkill.

I just never get tired of it. It could be a lot more than four at this point if I didn't have so many other things to play. The only other game like that for me is Mario 3, which I once beat 100% for the third time in less than a week and promptly started up a new file.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on December 23, 2012, 04:31:32 AM

I just never get tired of it. It could be a lot more than four at this point if I didn't have so many other things to play. The only other game like that for me is Mario 3, which I once beat 100% for the third time in less than a week and promptly started up a new file.

SMB3 I can understand. I've lost count of how many times I've completed that game. Let's be honest though, Mutant Mudds does not have anywhere near as much variety as SMB3. Mutant Mudds does a handful of things really well and over the course of the game it asks the player to utilise those mechanics to overcome increasingly difficult level designs, but the game is pretty much the same from start to finish (imo).
 
Regardless, I would recommend that everyone buy Mutant Mudds because it's a fantastic platformer (just not 'four times in 11 months' fantastic).  :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on December 23, 2012, 08:53:53 AM
I'm worried that Mutant Mudds won't have any replay value for me. The demo was cute enough, but really boring. Definitely on the fence.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 23, 2012, 12:07:40 PM
The demo for Mutant Mudds did not grab me. It was OK, but it failed to sell me on why the game is good (yet alone good enough to 100% multiple times).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 23, 2012, 02:43:08 PM
I realize I'm probably the game's biggest fan. Yes, it doesn't have that much variety (until the Grannie levels, which I'd argue really change up the gameplay), but it has really solid mechanics and excellent level design. It may sound odd, but I find the game very relaxing to play (except the very last level, which can go **** itself), and it's a great thing to play for me just to unwind.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ymeegod on December 23, 2012, 06:14:01 PM
Also picked up Dust an Elysian Tale as well :0.

Nabbed Walking Dead (Steam) and Dragon Age Origin's UE (Steam) even though my backlog this generation alone is nearing 100+.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on December 24, 2012, 05:02:22 AM
Picked up Dragon Age Origins UE on Steam as well as Torchlight II (got the four pack and am giving copies to three friends so we can all play together).  Picking up the Humble Bundle 7 as well.

Got de Blob 2 for PS3 as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on December 29, 2012, 10:55:35 PM
I picked up Painkiller: Hell and Damnation (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214870/) the other day on Steam, during a Flash Sale for 50% off. I also had a coupon from Alienware for an additional 50% off. The coupon can be acquired here (http://eu.alienwarearena.com/deal/66-6-off-painkiller-hell-damnation) if interested. You have to sign up for an Alienware account, but don't actually have to be dumb enough to own an Alienware. :)

Anyway... the game is pretty awesome so far. Plot wise, it is a continuation of the previous Painkiller games. It returns us to the original protagonist though, seemingly avoiding many references to any others that have since followed. The odd thing is while this may be a sequel plot-wise, it's a reimagining of the first game (and it's expansion pack) as far as the levels are concerned. Not all of the levels from the original game make an appearance, but most of the truly standout locals do.

What's more, the game feels great. It's fast, it has perfect strafe-jumping physics, the weapons are insanely powerful and over the top. It's what Painkiller has always been. It's almost sad that not having a weapon limit, regenerating health, iron sights, and a bunch of bland weapons are features. There's a reason the original Painkiller was a favorite among professional cyber athletes. Aside from Quake, it doesn't get too much more hardcore.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on December 30, 2012, 02:48:07 AM
Got Portal and Portal 2. I've been wanting to buy these games for a long time, but my previous 2007 Macbook didn't meet the game's requirements. I last played the first one on my friend's computer 5 years ago and I helped him through the later half of the second one in early 2011. So most of the puzzles still felt new and fresh.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on December 31, 2012, 08:08:55 AM
Only the most odd of Japanese indie games can satisfy my sophisticated gamer palate.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZWiFil.jpg)
(The Mathm@ster, Yatagarasu, Flawless Victory, Ace of Seafood: Neo Aquarium 2, Lilithrottle)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 02, 2013, 01:30:48 PM
Hmmph... What's that in the bargain bin?  Shinobi and Nano Assault for $10 (per game)?  Sold.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on January 02, 2013, 07:49:51 PM
Hmmph... What's that in the bargain bin?  Shinobi and Nano Assault for $10?  Sold.
$10 total or $10 each? Either way it's a good deal, though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on January 03, 2013, 02:13:14 AM
I'm still baffled that Nano Assault (made by German developer Shin'en) was never actually released in Europe. I look forward to buying the EX version when it finally comes to the eShop, but the fact that it has taken this long is kind of weird.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 03, 2013, 07:50:17 AM
...
$10 total or $10 each? Either way it's a good deal, though.


(Each. The post above was edited to clarify.)


Very happy with that price, as it puts both games into impulse buy territory. I know they've been cheap online for a while, but shipping fees (to Canada, for a small order) always killed the deal for me.


Also happy to find a retail copy of Nano Assault. Haven't been looking that hard, but it's been a long time since noticing the game on shelves anywhere. Forgot that an EX version was coming to the eShop, but would much rather own retail anyway.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on January 03, 2013, 05:32:21 PM
Going by my Email logs that would be Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion on the Steam Sale. Other games from that sale are Ace of Spades, Forge, GRRRFACE (Ghost Recon Future Soldier), Binary Domain and Payday Wolfpack DLC.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 03, 2013, 05:34:59 PM
I just bought Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on Steam for $2.49.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 04, 2013, 09:01:45 AM

Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen (aka: Fatal Frame 4)


So my imported game arrived over the holidays, but the patch didn't work as expected out of the box. Took at little bit of trial and error... but now it's up and running in English. Very excited about this.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: leahsdad on January 04, 2013, 07:50:04 PM
Hmmph... What's that in the bargain bin?  Shinobi and Nano Assault for $10 (per game)?  Sold.

Not enough people sing the praises of Shinobi.   So, so so good.   Nano Assault is an OBVIOUSLY good game, but Shinobi.....when you put 20 hours into what would otherwise be a 4 hour action game, you know that that game is superb.   
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: leahsdad on January 04, 2013, 07:55:59 PM
Oh, I forgot the reason I looked up this thread:

Steam Sale, still ongoing:

Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Classics Packs 1 through 5
Broken Sword 1, 2
Darksiders 1, 2
Sine Mora
To The Moon
Wizorb
Jet Set Radio
Quantum Conundrum


Of these purchases, I have very low expectations for Quantum, especially since I didn't like Portal 2 too much. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sarail on January 05, 2013, 12:38:30 AM
Soma Bringer.

As I mentioned on Twitter, wish me luck. I know a small bit of Japanese, and this game is more than likely going to push me to learn even more. Yes, I realise it's a 2009 DS title, but I couldn't take waiting any longer (not that Nintendo is going to localise a DS title at this point). So yep. Soma Bringer. Can't wait to play it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on January 05, 2013, 12:48:54 PM
3DS
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (JP) / The Lost Levels (US)
- Mega Man


PS3
- Family Feud (PSN)
- Black Ops 2 (received as a Christmas gift)


Will be buying soon:
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Do_What on January 06, 2013, 12:29:07 PM
I picked up Theatrhythm and Star Fox 643DS both for $18 from Gamefly.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on January 13, 2013, 10:57:59 AM
From this week:
(http://i.minus.com/ibjT4r8mGjVcyL.jpg)
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time (PSP)
Lumines: Electronic Symphony (Vita)
Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 13, 2013, 06:27:18 PM
Valkyria Chronicles 2 dropped to $20 on the PSN shop.  Not exactly a deal... but for a game that I've really wanted, the price is reasonable enough.


Unfortunately, I also got taken by some of the PSN sales because prices looked good. Bought two PS Minis for $1 each. BreakQuest is... ok. There is enough diversity to make it worth trying, despite mediocre controls and fairly random play. The game is probably worth the dollar that I paid, which is more than can be said for N.O.V.A. This game isn't worth wasting your time on at any price.


Frankly, I wish I had my $2 back from those last two.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on January 13, 2013, 07:23:05 PM
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed for the Wii U via digital download, baby!


I found it amusing that the download process warned multiple times that if you bought a standard edition Wii U, you would require a removable hard drive to download (sold separately). Lol.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 13, 2013, 08:00:37 PM
I haven't posted in here in awhile since I haven't bought anything too unusual, but today I scored a disc-only copy of Kirby's Air Ride.  This is the fourth copy for me - yay!  Sadly, I'm out of my spare 2-disc GameCube cases, so I had to order some of those too...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Plugabugz on January 14, 2013, 02:59:59 AM
I'm 600 billion years late, but i just bought Mario Galaxy 2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on January 14, 2013, 05:09:46 AM
i just got a copy of Binary Domain
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on January 14, 2013, 08:33:03 AM
From this week:
(http://i.minus.com/ibjT4r8mGjVcyL.jpg)
I completely forgot Anarchy Reigns came out in the US last week. It's only $30 too. It should be $20 or less in no time. I want to get a little further (or complete) Lollipop Chainsaw before I pick up another PS3 title.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: DigitalGreenTea on January 17, 2013, 01:39:01 PM
I bought Hydroventure: Spin Cycle on the Nintendo 3DS eShop 2 or 3 weeks ago. Like it a lot, it's a very unique game. I recommend it to anyone who wants to try out new gameplay styles with a twist! ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on January 17, 2013, 02:07:07 PM
Picked up Borderlands 2 for PS3 and have been highly enjoying it with my wife.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Rikkuyo on January 18, 2013, 04:54:36 PM
I haven't got any games since Christmas, but on Feb. 2 I'll be getting Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on January 20, 2013, 05:14:34 AM
LET'S GET WEIRD

(http://i.imgur.com/ad8KKq9.jpg)

N.U.D.E. is something like Seaman; you talk to this robot girl (with a mic) and try to get her to act like a human or whatever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7-BL-1zFfI).

Now, this arcade stick was in a shop and marked as junk for 15 bucks. It's more than worth that in parts so I snagged it. But, maybe I can fix it? Stay tuned~!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 21, 2013, 09:42:15 AM
(S-U-P-E-R: Nice score on the Blazblue stick. Even if it can't be fixed, the parts alone make it a great buy.)


My latest game is Half Minute Hero on the PSP. And it's fantastic! Great fun if you like old-school RPGs or cute puzzle games. Easy to pick up and play in short bursts as easy level should take only a couple minutes (or less) to plow through. Some levels are kind of puzzle-like with limited replay value, but others offer multiple paths and some interesting experimentation. In-game achievements and target times to add further replay value. Oh yeah... and that's not even mentioning that there are other game modes where you can play as the princess or evil dark lord.


For $10 from the PSN store, this game is incredibly easy to recommend. At least try the free demo if you have the hardware.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on January 23, 2013, 05:43:36 AM
I got a care package from America today!

(http://i.imgur.com/oezWsEA.jpg)

(Also I got DMC HD collection and DMC 4 for myself)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on January 23, 2013, 09:23:58 AM
I bought Ni No Kuni yesterday.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 24, 2013, 12:53:47 PM
Not a purchase since I got these games through trading at www.VGFive.com, but they're new to me so it feels right to mention them here:


Heroes of Ruin (3DS) - I know the reviews are mediocre at best, but the demo seemed fun enough and the promise of online play was very tempting. Barely started playing as other games have my focus... but looking forward to it despite low expectations.


Jurassic Park (NES) - Great memories of this game, but never put significant time into it. Will nostalgia hold out? (A 15 minute play session suggests: "Yes!")

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) - All the complaints about getting through the dam level come from new-school gamers. That's nothing compared to the Technodrome level. Another nostalgic favorite, although I've never actually finished this game.


Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii) - The DS game really didn't go over well here, and was one of my most disappointing experiences over the last year or two.  So I'm kind of nervous about this one... but it gets high praise from a lot of people so seemed worth taking a risk with.  Hasn't arrived yet but is in the mail now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 24, 2013, 08:54:21 PM
SUPER: Skittles is all it takes to bribe you?  I could trade you some Skittles for Professor Layton Chocolate. :D

Here's my most recent "gaming" purchase...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-01-24191633.jpg)

It was $10.  1982 Sony Trinitron KV-5300.  Trying to charge the battery now to see if that still works.

This thing is AWESOME.  The picture quality is *great*.  It weighs about a billion pounds, has a screen slightly larger than my phone and is just overall huge.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on January 24, 2013, 10:46:04 PM
SONY logo is bigger than the screen.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on January 24, 2013, 11:22:14 PM
I couldn't finish Final Fantasy 1 until I got a little TV like that in my room to play it away from the prying eyes of save-file-erasing younger siblings.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 24, 2013, 11:23:06 PM
You played FF1 on a 5" TV?  Wow.  How'd you read anything? :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on January 26, 2013, 01:50:04 PM
Just a bunch of iOS games for my iPod Touch:
• Words With Friends
• Trivie - A trivia game
• Mutant Mudds (just to see how the digital controls are in comparison to the 3DS game)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on January 26, 2013, 02:01:46 PM
Just a bunch of iOS games for my iPod Touch:
• Words With Friends
• Trivie - A trivia game
• Mutant Mudds (just to see how the digital controls are in comparison to the 3DS game)
Looking forward to your take on Mutant Mudds IOS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on January 26, 2013, 02:05:22 PM
Mutant Mudds on iOS is the exact same game as the 3DS version, only with digital controls. The controls work perfectly, much better than Sonic CD and Sonic 4: Episode 2. The "D-pad" is segmented like on a DualShock controller, making it much easier to slide your thumb to the different directional buttons.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on January 26, 2013, 04:01:45 PM
purchased the cave, enoying it for the most part, but the backtracking suks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Plugabugz on January 26, 2013, 05:28:55 PM
I started playing Just Cause 2 which i got from PS Plus last month. The controls are really fiddly in this.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 26, 2013, 08:27:17 PM
I sold a bunch of stuff and bought eShop cards, which I used to buy Ghost Recon, Pilotwings Resort and Super C on 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on January 28, 2013, 02:57:56 PM
Finally, got myself Mortal Kombat (for 360).

It took me half a year, but finally i got it. It was this game and Bayo that i originally bought the system for. Ever since i played it for the first time in a mall after watching Brave with my friend (we were coming after our friend's father's funeral) i knew i HAVE to get this game and if i have to get a new system for it so be it.

And finally my library is complete. Yesterday a guy who knows i own x360 called me and asked if i want to hack it, cause he has all the equipment. I said no, cause i'm good with my five or so games.

So the game...

First i tried to buy from UK shop but it turned into a massive headache. I made an order in august (Vanquish and MK), and they kept delaying and delaying shipping week after week, until they just canceled the Vanquish (apparently they never had it, it was just on the site to boost sales or something) and sent me just MK.

It went to black hole or something cause i never got it. Cue few weeks of arguing with their incredibly shitty support and they have sent me another copy.

I never got that one either. So i just gave up at this point, didn't even ask for refund cause i sure as hell didn't want to go through their support for the third time. It was New Year's eve and i ordered US copy from amazon (no region locks is kinda cool).

Played it all evening. Such a great game. Boobies, fighting, ridiculous plot, fighting, boobies.

I am usually averse to gore but in this game it just makes me laugh, it's just so ridiculous.

Love it, love it.

Trying to press <-- <-- and such on the left stick seems to be impossible though (stick because well you know, lol xbox's dpad).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on January 30, 2013, 07:50:11 PM
Got my copy of Zombi U, looking forward to playing it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on January 31, 2013, 02:13:02 AM
No pic, because I'm lazy... my regular edition of Hyrule Historia showed up from Amazon... and I picked up my Collector's Edition from my FLGS.  Yay!

Found the new Art Academy for $20.  Picked it up.

Found a copy of Yoshi's Cookie (GB) and an indigo GBA for $9.

*almost* bought a fourth Wii... didn't.  Anyone in the market for a Baby Blue Wii?  I really, really need the Blue Tree Rex figure.. :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on January 31, 2013, 09:26:54 AM
Wasn't Mop It Up asking about that Blue Wii in another topic like a month or so ago? I would have considered taking it off your hands if it was backwards compatible, but alas, it is not.

On an unrelated note, I really want a Wii U Pro Controller in blue. Make it happen, Nintendo.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 31, 2013, 12:04:30 PM
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (Wii) for $15.  It's my second copy, so not really needed... but this game seems pretty tough to find so I'm hoping to flip it for something nice.  ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on January 31, 2013, 01:21:33 PM
I'm just about finished with Fluidity (getting 5 stars and all the puzzle pieces has been a blast) but I'm probably going to need another 3DS game between now and when FE: Awakening comes out in Europe in April. So I thought I'd hit you all up as to which of the following eShop games I should pick up next.
If there's a clear winner amongst those options let me know. I'm kind of stumped.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: terribledeli on January 31, 2013, 03:41:52 PM
Picked up New Super Mario Bros. U, Sing Party, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge yesterday.

I'm hoping to hold off anything new LEGO City Undercover comes out. I had pre-ordered Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition but decided to cancel since I only really wanted it for the Warcraft vanity pet. Hopefully a more loyal Starcraft fan will get it now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on January 31, 2013, 03:48:01 PM
I'm just about finished with Fluidity (getting 5 stars and all the puzzle pieces has been a blast) but I'm probably going to need another 3DS game between now and when FE: Awakening comes out in Europe in April. So I thought I'd hit you all up as to which of the following eShop games I should pick up next.
  • Sakura Samurai (as a huge fan of Punch Out!! I've been holding off on this one for one reason or another)
  • Crimson Shroud (I'm worried about picking this up and becoming infurirated with it's opacity)
  • Liberation Maiden (I'm a big fan of Sin & Punishment and Suda 51, but I've heard mixed things about this game)
  • Escapevektor (I didn't check this out on Wiiware, but I think I'm more inclined to buy a portable version of it)

If there's a clear winner amongst those options let me know. I'm kind of stumped.
We've covered 2 of those games on NFR recently.  If you like table top gaming and fantasy novels then you should enjoy at some level Crimson Shroud.  Escape Vektor is a concept that is done before and the writing can be clever but, all the levels are ... good on the edge of great but never make that push so they don't feel really good either because you can easily see the great.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on January 31, 2013, 11:01:04 PM
Just picked up the second edition of Pandemic as well as Small World with a gift card I had.

Pandemic is the same great game as it has always been. It's just a little nicer looking now. I can't wait for the second edition of "On the Brink" to come out, as well as the all-new "In the Lab" expansion.

Small World hasn't really grabbed me yet. It doesn't seem to involve very many meaningful decisions. It plays a lot like Risk, but without all of the neat plastic figures. I'll withhold final judgement until I have a few more play-throughs under my belt.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: KDR_11k on February 01, 2013, 06:22:15 PM
Antichamber. I find it insufficiently mind bending.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on February 01, 2013, 06:36:36 PM
Maybe you guys could begin to post where you found these deals at? I'd especially like to know where to find a deal like this one:

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (Wii) for $15.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 01, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
Maybe you guys could begin to post where you found these deals at? I'd especially like to know where to find a deal like this one:

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (Wii) for $15.


(Old stock at a slightly out-of-the-way movie rental place that never got sold, and wasn't marked with the right price.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 03, 2013, 12:01:42 AM
Okay, so I did it... Wii #4 in Blue - with Gnarly Tree Rex...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-02-02220802_zps1b8353d1.jpg)

I'm sick.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 03, 2013, 05:53:48 AM
Today I bought three indie PC games.

First was a game called Dawnstar, which is a space combat game with loot mechanics, aka the greatest game ever. The only reason I'm not still playing it right now is I can't get my joystick properly configured and don't want to keep playing with mouse aim, but once I get that worked out I can see myself sinking so much time into this.

Second was a game called Xenonauts. In my desperate quest to play any turn based strategy game not called Fire Emblem I was lamenting the fact that the recent X-Com reboot hadn't (yet) come to Mac, so a few Google searches later I found this indie homage to the original. It's pulling a Minecraft in that it's still technically in Alpha, with the Beta starting any day now, so I haven't started yet waiting for that to happen.

Finally there was a little game called No Time To Explain, a platformer with a laser gun that can also be used as a jetpack that I've really enjoyed my short time with. Simple, inventive, very challenging 2D platforming. I'd love to see it on the eShop, and since it's coming to XBLA/PSN it might actually have a chance.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 04, 2013, 11:38:14 AM
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 (DS) - Finding a new, sealed copy at EB Games for $20 was too tempting. My reasoning was that it'll be easy to recoup my cost if I'm not a fan of the game, and it'll probably be tough to find before long anyway.  Has anyone played it?  Will I miss out, not having played the original Devil Survivor?

Also picked up SafeCracker (Wii) for $8. Not thrilled with this one since it's disc only... but online prices are insane and I think my wife might enjoy the game.  She really like Malgrave Incident and the Layton series (although she cares less about story from those games than the puzzles).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on February 04, 2013, 01:01:33 PM
Picked up the most recent Indie Royal bundle of games (the evolved bundle) and got 5 games out of it for $8 including
Unmechanical
The Path
Krater
Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory
OIO

Don't really know what any of these games are about but for $8 I'm willing to find out.  Also got soundtracks, steam keys for all but OIO and Dasura keys if I ever feel like creating an account there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on February 04, 2013, 01:05:41 PM
Okay, so I did it... Wii #4 in Blue - with Gnarly Tree Rex...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-02-02220802_zps1b8353d1.jpg)

I'm sick.
I nearly decided to buy a three pack of Skylanders Giants because my son decided to just throw them into the cart at Sam's Club.  The problem is we haven't ever bought the game or the original one either. :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on February 04, 2013, 02:50:36 PM
Picked up the most recent Indie Royal bundle of games (the evolved bundle) and got 5 games out of it for $8 including
Unmechanical
The Path
Krater
Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory
OIO

Don't really know what any of these games are about but for $8 I'm willing to find out.  Also got soundtracks, steam keys for all but OIO and Dasura keys if I ever feel like creating an account there.

The only one I'm familiar with is unmechanical. It's kind of a physics based puzzle game. I thought it looked neat when it was first released, but I haven't checked it out for myself yet.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on February 04, 2013, 05:28:46 PM
Okay, so I did it... Wii #4 in Blue - with Gnarly Tree Rex...

I'm sick.
Ha ha, is this why you were asking around about a blue Wii? Well hey, you've got to match your number of GameCubes!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 04, 2013, 07:46:08 PM
Well, I'm four short then. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Drizzt on February 04, 2013, 10:04:09 PM
I went crazy on the virtual console and bought
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on February 05, 2013, 05:40:24 PM
I went crazy on the virtual console and bought
 
  • Final Fantasy II,
  • Final Fantasy III,
  • Chrono Trigger,
  • Super Castlevania IV,
  • Secret of Mana,
  • and Final Fantasy IV the After Years.
Awesome! That is a great haul.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on February 05, 2013, 07:07:28 PM
I went crazy on the virtual console and bought
 
  • Final Fantasy II,
  • Final Fantasy III,
  • Chrono Trigger,
  • Super Castlevania IV,
  • Secret of Mana,
  • and Final Fantasy IV the After Years.
You make me a little jealous.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 05, 2013, 07:36:19 PM
Nice PSN sale for Final Fantasy games. I'm picking up PSOne Classics versions of Final Fantasy 7 and 9, and also Tactics (probably the PSP remake unless I hear a convincing argument for the PSOne Classics version being better*) for $15.

Is the IV Complete Collection (with The After Years and Interlude extra content) worth $10? Not sure I cared enough about the base game to really be interested...


*Edit: Ok, now I can't make up my mind between the PSP remake and PS1 original. [*snip*]



*Edit 2: Settled on getting the original (PSOne Classics) version of Final Fantasy Tactics. Cut scenes and an improved translation are appealing... but so is trying the original experience and having better support for TV play via PSP video out or PS3.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 05, 2013, 07:59:21 PM
I hear FF6 is suppose to be good.  I'm wondering if its on sale and worth it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 05, 2013, 08:22:30 PM
I hear FF6 is suppose to be good.  I'm wondering if its on sale and worth it.


It's great if you like old-school Square RPGs, and well worth the $5 they are asking... but most accounts suggest that it's better on Wii Virtual Console (as Final Fantasy 3) or GBA if you have those options available. Most commonly stated reasons: loading before each random battle, supposedly a few minor glitches. I haven't played the PS1 version so can't confirm or deny.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Drizzt on February 05, 2013, 10:45:42 PM
Used the PSN card I got for Christmas to buy
 
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ymeegod on February 09, 2013, 02:42:12 AM
Went ahead and picked up Diablo III for $30 (highest I paid for an VC since 2008).  I kept missing those $10 deals (Toys R Us + Microsoft Game Store)--still overall pretty pleased with it since I imagined to get a few legendary items within a few minutes of online play.

Also nabbed Persona 4 Arena--$20+tax.

And lastly picked up FFIX for $5 from PSN.  Couldn't find my 2nd disc so this is more or less my replacement.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Do_What on February 09, 2013, 01:18:30 PM
I had a gift card so I picked up DMC on PC. It's pretty good. Some minor complaints about the combat. Don't like using the triggers to select different weapons all the time. Other than that thing the combat is pretty solid. The story, on the other hand, is abysmal, but it so doesn't matter in this type of game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 09, 2013, 07:34:31 PM
Not a recent purchase, but...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/sky_zps164134dc.png)

Kinda hard to get a photo of everything...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on February 09, 2013, 10:27:13 PM
Wargame: European Escalation.

I haven't played it yet since I don't have the bandwidth to download it right now, but waiting for it to come on special at 75% off was well worth the wait.

4 GB of extra RAM for the computer. New TV to dual monitor with.

I think I will continue rolling in ignorance as to what Skylanders is after seeing that collection.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on February 10, 2013, 03:31:02 AM
I think Skylands has just supplanted military shooters at the top of my list of 'Games I don't give a s*** about'. Followed closely by Animal Crossing and everything Kojima has ever made.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on February 10, 2013, 04:22:46 AM
Not a recent purchase, but...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/sky_zps164134dc.png)

Kinda hard to get a photo of everything...
Did you buy a Vita just for Skylanders?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 10, 2013, 10:54:52 AM
?

There is no Skylanders on Vita... ?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 10, 2013, 07:55:44 PM
Maybe he thinks your Wii U Gamepad is a Vita.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Caliban on February 10, 2013, 08:58:18 PM
100 Million Skylanders toys sold. 99.9 Million of those are in the proud hands of Sir UncleBob.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on February 10, 2013, 11:37:46 PM
Maybe he thinks your Wii U Gamepad is a Vita.
Bah, I'm blind.  I don't know why that looked like a Vita to me.  I was wondering where the Wii U gamepad was located. :) :Q :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on February 11, 2013, 01:28:21 AM
Got Brain Age: Concentration Training. I was pleasantly surprised at the Wario's Woods-inspired minigame.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on February 11, 2013, 09:37:33 AM
Skulls of the Shogun: A Billy Berghammer Game
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 14, 2013, 10:50:42 PM
Bit.Trip Saga (3DS) is $10 for the entire series in one convenient download? Glad I had some credit left over.




Just in case anyone with a PSP or Vita doesn't already know, Valkyria Chronicles 2 has dropped to $10 on PSN.  Fantastic deal.  Go get it now if you haven't already!  I paid twice that price a while back, but can't really regret the purchase because I think it was a steal even at $20.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on February 17, 2013, 10:07:17 PM
Got some 3DS games as I've been playing it on my commute to school more. Picked up

Bit Trip SAGA
Gunman Clive
Crimson Shroud
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Myxtika1 Azn on February 18, 2013, 01:06:10 AM
I just picked up the GBA version Donkey Kong Country 2 and Tales of Phantasia from Dimples Records for $10 each
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on February 18, 2013, 04:51:07 PM
I just got 'To the Moon' from steam for £2.37. I'm looking forward to experiencing it for myself, as I've tried to avoid spoilers for the game knowing that I would pick it up at some point or another.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on February 19, 2013, 04:57:31 PM
[size=78%]Just in case anyone with a PSP or Vita doesn't already know, Valkyria Chronicles 2 has dropped to $10 on PSN.  Fantastic deal.  Go get it now if you haven't already!  I paid twice that price a while back, but can't really regret the purchase because I think it was a steal even at $20.[/size]
would you have had to have played VC 1 to appreciate the PSP game?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on February 19, 2013, 08:15:53 PM
Bought a 16GB SD card for my 3DS. Would have picked up fire emblem but I lost my wallet so have to wait till I get a new Carr tomorow.n
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on February 19, 2013, 08:43:19 PM
I got a PSP 3000 a couple days ago to play every NES/SNES/GB/GBA/PS1 and PSP game ever made. :P


I used to have a 2000 but that was back when the hassle of hacking one outweighed the benefits of having one.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on February 19, 2013, 09:13:19 PM
Not sure you should be pointing out you bought a PSP for illegal purposes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on February 19, 2013, 09:42:45 PM
They've said many times that we can talk about it, as long as we don't say how or any links on how to do it. If Morari can have the PS3 keys in his custom title, why wouldn't I be able to talk about the fact that I bought a PSP for emulation?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on February 19, 2013, 10:11:07 PM
Is that what's in my title?! I'm innocent, I don't even know what a PS3 is! I think some unjust moderator put it there to set me up!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on February 20, 2013, 01:41:29 AM
I only played Operation Raccoon City for about half an hour. My friend at Play N Trade forced me to try it since not even Jill's appearance could convince me to buy the game. I didn't think it was terrible. Then again, I didn't pay $60 for it. I would probably pick it up for $5-$10 if I had the opportunity. It was shallow, repetitive, and unimaginative, but I didn't hate myself for trying it.
This finally happened. $4.99 at Best Buy. I better enjoy pre-owned games while I can...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 20, 2013, 12:55:09 PM
Just in case anyone with a PSP or Vita doesn't already know, Valkyria Chronicles 2 has dropped to $10 on PSN.  Fantastic deal.  Go get it now if you haven't already!  I paid twice that price a while back, but can't really regret the purchase because I think it was a steal even at $20.
would you have had to have played VC 1 to appreciate the PSP game?


Having not played the original yet (don't own a PS3), I found the PSP sequel to be excellent and worth recommending. It's possible that playing the first game would improve your opinion of the second... but I simply wouldn't know.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 20, 2013, 01:07:59 PM
Based on things I've read, I think playing the PS3 game first would probably lower your opinion of the PSP game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Toruresu on February 20, 2013, 06:23:15 PM
Well I got a Wii U Zombie U bundle a couple of days ago and yesterday I went to get Assassins Creed 3 but it was sold out. I got Mass Effect 3 instead and wow. What a game so far!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on February 23, 2013, 05:15:14 PM
Just pre-ordered gears of war Judgement from Walmart. For $60 I got

Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)
Your Choice Bonus* Gears of War 2 or 3
Bonus* Preorder Exclusive Classic Hammerburst
Bonus* Gears of War 1 (downloadable version)

Picking Gears 2 as my pre-order bonus and hopefully gears 3 is on sale this week so I'll play through the whole series.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 23, 2013, 05:25:39 PM
I bought a 16GB SDCard for my 3DS and well, It doesn't work.  The card works but when I transfer the data the 3DS doesn't recognize it.  It will a 4GB... so I'll use this card for something else and move on.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Razorkid on February 24, 2013, 02:10:23 PM
I bought a 16GB SDCard for my 3DS and well, It doesn't work.  The card works but when I transfer the data the 3DS doesn't recognize it.  It will a 4GB... so I'll use this card for something else and move on.


That's a bummer, man.  I bought a SanDisk 16GB SDHC card and it has worked fine from the start.  How are you transfering data? I copied/pasted what was on my 2 gig onto my desktop and copied it over to the 16GB. Have you tried formatting the SD card? I at first freaked out when I bought the 16GB because my computer didn't recognize it. Then I realized that the card reader I had didn't recognize SDHC, so I bought one for cheap on Amazon and from there had no problems.  If nothing above helped, try this SD card( the same I use) from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001W1BSM0/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001W1BSM0/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


I just bought Paper Mario Sticker Star for $15.89 at Best Buy after using a $5 reward zone coupon during the sale they had on it a week ago.  I say it will be worth that certainly.  I also just picked up an RFN and Connectivity t-shirt in anticipation for PAXEast  2013.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on February 24, 2013, 09:46:15 PM
They've said many times that we can talk about it, as long as we don't say how or any links on how to do it. If Morari can have the PS3 keys in his custom title, why wouldn't I be able to talk about the fact that I bought a PSP for emulation?
ahoy matey
we pirates must stick together in the wide ocean in search of plunder ;-)

are those really the ps3 keys
dang you moderators are just messed up
where do i sign up?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on February 25, 2013, 12:13:21 AM
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing TRANSFORMED! for Wii U.

Pretty excited about it. Largely because I have something to play on Wii U.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on February 25, 2013, 08:51:32 AM
Getting a copy of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) in trade. Pretty happy about that because Layton games are great to play through and then trade out again. I love the series for the wacky stories and nice production values but don't find there is much replay value.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 25, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
I bought a 16GB SDCard for my 3DS and well, It doesn't work.  The card works but when I transfer the data the 3DS doesn't recognize it.  It will a 4GB... so I'll use this card for something else and move on.



That's a bummer, man.  I bought a SanDisk 16GB SDHC card and it has worked fine from the start.  How are you transfering data? I copied/pasted what was on my 2 gig onto my desktop and copied it over to the 16GB. Have you tried formatting the SD card? I at first freaked out when I bought the 16GB because my computer didn't recognize it. Then I realized that the card reader I had didn't recognize SDHC, so I bought one for cheap on Amazon and from there had no problems.  If nothing above helped, try this SD card( the same I use) from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001W1BSM0/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001W1BSM0/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


I just bought Paper Mario Sticker Star for $15.89 at Best Buy after using a $5 reward zone coupon during the sale they had on it a week ago.  I say it will be worth that certainly.  I also just picked up an RFN and Connectivity t-shirt in anticipation for PAXEast  2013.
Ironically, I have the exact same card and did the exact same thing
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on February 25, 2013, 10:06:33 AM
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing TRANSFORMED! for Wii U.

Pretty excited about it. Largely because I have something to play on Wii U.
If you want to race sometime hit me up.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on March 02, 2013, 01:08:17 PM
Batman Arkham City and Red Dead Redemption
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on March 03, 2013, 06:41:41 PM
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. $3.20 from Best Buy with my Reward Zone points.

My friend gave me Twisted Metal on PS3. Comes with the Twisted Metal Black download code.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on March 11, 2013, 01:30:42 AM
I just bought six Pelican branded GameCube Cleaning kits.

Why Six?  Because people are weird.

Pretty sure my Panasonic Q is scratching discs, so I thought I'd try a cleaner.  Found these on eBay by the same seller...

One is $3.95 + $4.50 S/H - or $8.45 each.
Six are $19.95 with free S/H - or $3.33 each.
Ten are $24.95 + $12.04 S/H - or $3.70 each.

I needed one, but I wanted two.  Getting two was going to run me $16.90 - at which point, I might as well spend the extra $3 and get four more. :D


Also, stop me from bidding on this... (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-Fit-Boards-Lot-9-Boards-/370773688311?_trksid=p5713.m2062&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26%26meid%3D6160329159613716130%26pid%3D100042%26prg%3D1010%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D130538981578%26)

I don't need that at all... but... so cheap....
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on March 11, 2013, 09:09:44 AM
AM I KAWAII ONICHAN?

(http://i.imgur.com/qV8G28w.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on March 11, 2013, 07:24:50 PM
Picked up the new Tomb Raider for PS3.  I'm enjoying it, though it's basically an easy version of an Uncharted game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on March 11, 2013, 08:02:09 PM
Also, stop me from bidding on this... (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-Fit-Boards-Lot-9-Boards-/370773688311?_trksid=p5713.m2062&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26%26meid%3D6160329159613716130%26pid%3D100042%26prg%3D1010%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D130538981578%26)

I don't need that at all... but... so cheap....
Man I'm tempted to get that and then hold on to them and try selling them for $15 each when Wii U Fit comes out. Of course, Nintendo will do something like not sell a package with the game and the pedometer only.  Then I'll have to grovel to UB and convince him to buy them from me for significantly less.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on March 11, 2013, 08:40:16 PM
Also, stop me from bidding on this... (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-Fit-Boards-Lot-9-Boards-/370773688311?_trksid=p5713.m2062&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26%26meid%3D6160329159613716130%26pid%3D100042%26prg%3D1010%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D130538981578%26)

I don't need that at all... but... so cheap....
Man I'm tempted to get that and then hold on to them and try selling them for $15 each when Wii U Fit comes out. Of course, Nintendo will do something like not sell a package with the game and the pedometer only.  Then I'll have to grovel to UB and convince him to buy them from me for significantly less.
i would just to say im the ultimate nintendo fan
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 11, 2013, 10:25:47 PM
Resident Evil: Mercenaries (3DS, digital version)


Not really a fan of digital games... but being able to reset save data, having the game always conveniently available, plus a relatively low price point ($15+shipping for a retail copy makes it slightly cheaper this way) and some left over eShop credit made it an easy enough purchase.


Still wouldn't have purchased except for the fact that Revelations has been easily the best 3DS experience I've tried so far.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on March 18, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
Picked up the new Tomb Raider for PS3.  I'm enjoying it, though it's basically an easy version of an Uncharted game.

Picked that up for PC last week.  Had to disable "Tress-FX" since I heard it doesn't play well with nVidia cards.  I loved the game despite some flaws(a bunch of podcasts have referred to "ludonarrative dissonance").  The game did a great job of dragging me along for the ride, and I couldn't put the controller down.  I really wish there were more of the optional tombs to explore, though, since those were a lot of fun and designed really well.  The game felt a little bit tedious toward the end - I switched the difficulty to easy just so I could mindlessly mow down everything in my path.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ymeegod on March 19, 2013, 11:46:26 AM
Ended up getting an used Vita.  Came with 16GB card/case/ and three games for $170ish.  Already have PS+ and a few vita PSN titles purchased so that should last me awhile.

Also ended up snagging an used WII U PE with two additional games (Zombiu, NSMB2) for $250.  Not keeping the system since a friend of mine wanted one for her kid so I'm giving it to her minus Zombiu since her kid is only 8 anyhow. 

And lastly purchased X-com Enemy Unknown PS3 for $17.  Really enjoying the game but I'm only a few hours in at this point.

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Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 19, 2013, 12:40:39 PM
Found some Wii point cards marked down to 50% off, so ended up grabbing:
* Ys: Book I & II (TG16)
* Dragon's Curse (TG16)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 19, 2013, 02:04:52 PM
That's a great deal, getting double your money's worth of Wii Points. Where did you find the cards?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on March 19, 2013, 03:15:42 PM
I bought 'To the Moon' during a recent Steam sale. I had a pretty good idea of what kind of game I was getting into, and I deliberately held off on playing it until I had a lazy Sunday morning. In the aftermath of St Patrick's Day, last Sunday seemed as good a time as any to dive in. So I did.

I will admit from the outset that I really do find great comfort in stories like the one told in 'To the Moon'. Perhaps because I can relate to the characters, I always seem to derive a certain...relief(?) from those stories that concern people who are susceptible to emotional withdrawal and/or social anxiety. Although I've never been diagnosed with any type of Disorder, I have from a very young age exhibited several traits which could point towards a mild developmental disorder (I have difficulty relating to people and events, and having conversations, even with friends and family, can often be stressful).

'To the Moon' deals with several such issues, including developmental disorders, selfishness, regret, love, guilt, loneliness, longing, amongst other things. All of which sounds incredibly pretentious, lol. However, 'To the Moon' manages to use humour and real world references (from the Matrix to Animorphs) to poke fun at itself and deflate what might otherwise be a melodramatic moment. Not only is the game genuinely funny, these moments of comedy really make you care about the characters and their fates, and once you care about the characters you can't help but care about their needs, their desires and their deficiencies. Without the comedy, I really don't think the story would work.

The game can, however, be emotionally wrought, much of which has to do with the music. As has been discussed on RFN, in graphical terms 'To the Moon' most closely resembles a 16bit RPG (while it is better looking than those games in some ways, it is also less so in other respects). Much of it's impact, therefore, comes not from the animation, but rather from the music. Quite frankly, the music is beautiful. Delicate and sombre, but without being manipulative. It's fantastic.

The story also takes several interesting twists. You think you know where the narrative is headed, but then it shifts angle ever so slightly, and suddenly you a have completely different perspective on characters and their motivations. Admittedly, most of these revelations are due to the structure of the story and the deliberate choice by the developer to withhold information for maximum impact. While it is most certainly contrived, it somehow manages to avoid feeling stilted. Once again, it works because you actually care about what's going to happen to the characters.

Needless to say, I thought this game was fantastic. It's the best 4 hours I have spent with a game in quite some time. Or is it?!

Well...you see, that's the thing. I'm not sure, in the strictest sense, it is a game. It certainly looks like one, but there really isn't any gameplay to speak of. There isn't much room for the player in this tale beyond what you take away from it. It's a very personal story, designed to be told in a very particular sequence and in a very particular way. The player has little to no initiative beyond deciding to play it or deciding not to play it. Even games as basic as Pong have more interactivity and player initiative. Personally, I don't have a problem with that. Your mileage might vary.

If you're looking for a recommendation though, here it is. Highly recommended.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 19, 2013, 03:57:04 PM
That's a great deal, getting double your money's worth of Wii Points. Where did you find the cards?

The Source (Canada)

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=5810407 (http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=5810407)

Was lucky to find a store within comfortable driving distance that still had a handful of cards in stock... but it was the only store left in my province with any and it looks like stock is extremely limited.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 19, 2013, 04:00:13 PM
I bought StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm.  Yes I'm weak but, I enjoyed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on March 19, 2013, 04:25:59 PM
I bought StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm.  Yes I'm weak but, I enjoyed.
I picked it up too.  I'm having a lot of fun with it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on March 19, 2013, 06:00:37 PM
That's a great deal, getting double your money's worth of Wii Points. Where did you find the cards?

The Source (Canada)

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=5810407 (http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=5810407)

Was lucky to find a store within comfortable driving distance that still had a handful of cards in stock... but it was the only store left in my province with any and it looks like stock is extremely limited.
Thanks for the link. I found one card, just one, within 100 kms. Fortunately, that one card is just a few blocks away. I will try and snag it after work today.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marty on March 19, 2013, 08:36:49 PM
Picked up Red Steel 2 for $10 last week and feel a little ripped off.


I'm always a little sad when I get around to games I looked forward to playing long after any anticipation of playing it goes away.  I'd seen the reviews and heard about the long and frequent load times, the repetitive mission objectives, the inverse difficulty curve--the usual kiss of death stuff that ruins games for me--and played through RS2 anyways.  The game also had a reputation of being the best controlling Wii game--which is fair, I felt the game controlled reliably--which also makes the problems the game has all the more apparent. 


The inverse difficulty curve is the thing that is really unforgivable since the main goal of any game is essentially overcoming a challenge, ideally, as a player and character (but I'll settle for player).  When the challenge goes away, so does any incentive to play better (i grit my teeth on the first boss and had fun, I slept walk through the end, bored) as well as any stakes the story has raised (the story was garbage but you can skip it)--I was really disengaged by the end and had it not come so abruptly (bad pacing in the story as well as gameplay, naturally), I might never have made it there.  The other kicker is that the game DOES start off promising--challenging sword-fights interspersed too infrequently between wandering between mission objectives and fighting frequent loading screens--and it's when the combat becomes as tedious and pointless as the wandering and load-times that the sad feeling that the game isn't good anymore starts seeping into my soul.


Not to harp on the game too much (since it does start off promising, I assure you(which makes the disappointment all the more crushing, I assure you)) but I really wonder how the load time thing happens--since the game runs smooth, the geometry seems pretty utilitarian, and the cell-shaded thing makes me believe there aren't extravagant textures under that filter.  It's also a bit weird that there never seems to be more than 4 or so enemies anywhere at any given time and that they are invincible until you get close (making the rifle all the more redundant).  The little technical idiosyncrasies just seem out of place when other things run perfectly.


I do admit that "feeling ripped off" is a bit of hyperbole but that was my immediate reaction to putting the game on the shelf.  I guess when I buy an indie game or whatever for 10 bucks, I'm just buying a game that's supposed to be  $10.  RS2 was supposed to be a $50 game but it had too many problems, at least $40 worth as far as I'm concerned, maybe more.  I guess I'd rather have RS2 be a $50 game and pay that price than the game I ended up playing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 20, 2013, 10:10:47 AM
Just found out this week that you can purchase PSN funds using PayPal, and figured that was a good use for the $10 that had been sitting in my PayPal account for months.


Was considering Capcom Classics Collection: Reloaded (PSP) but figured there is no rush since I've got other games I'm playing... but then the game went on sale half price this week. Ended up buying Reloaded and Remixed too. Love having the chance to revisit these old arcade classics - many that I remember playing back in the day. Playing on PSP Go is also nice since you can just slide the system shut to pause and resume whenever you want.


Can't say these purchases will appeal to everyone, but at $5 apiece they are worth considering for retro gamers.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on March 20, 2013, 12:22:33 PM
Lego City Undercover! (through Wii U e-Shop)
Played first chapter last night. Fun and funny. Looking forward to more.


Downsides:
no co-op, long-ish load times (but really ,not as bad as you have read)


Upsides:
very funny; good voice acting;
And the fact that you can take any vehicle, any time, with impunity (cuz your a cop). The vehicles are varied enough to have different qualities so jumping from one to another is fun and worthwhile.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on March 21, 2013, 01:06:24 PM
I just played the Harmoknight demo which was released today. Man, that game looks and sounds good! It seems pretty standard as far rhythm games go in terms of how it plays (which as a lover of rhythm games is fine by me), but the polish and style of this game are what really makes we want to dive in. It's so damn pretty. It almost reminds me of a late 90's/early 00's cartoon network show. I'm very much looking forward to playing the full game when it's released next week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 21, 2013, 01:11:56 PM
I just played the Harmoknight demo which was released today. Man, that game looks and sounds good! It seems pretty standard as far rhythm games go in terms of how it plays (which as a lover of rhythm games is fine by me), but the polish and style of this game are what really makes we want to dive in. It's so damn pretty. It almost reminds me of a late 90's/early 00's cartoon network show. I'm very much looking forward to playing the full game when it's released next week.
The PixPix Platform has come to the Consensus we like Rhythm Games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on March 21, 2013, 01:22:57 PM
The PixPix Platform has come to the Consensus we like Rhythm Games.

"My running mate Ceric and myself have always had a huge admiration and respect for hard working rhythm games. A vote for PixPix is a vote for Rhythm Games!"
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 21, 2013, 04:15:07 PM
The PixPix Platform has come to the Consensus we like Rhythm Games.

"My running mate Ceric and myself have always had a huge admiration and respect for hard working rhythm games. A vote for PixPix is a vote for Rhythm Games!"
"So Sign... Click Click Click... Pull... Pull... Vote Done Vote Done... Sticker Sticker... For the PC Candidates"
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on March 22, 2013, 08:20:06 AM
Nano Assault EX.
 
I have to be honest guys, I was a little disappointed with this game. I wrote this whole diatribe and then realised no body is going to read it because it's far too long. I have, therefore, gone back in and added some spiffing headers so you can skip to the parts that interest you (which, given my inability to convey the simplest of concepts concisely, I suspect you'll just want to skip to the end and be done with it).
 
'Uh-Oh'
 
My first 'uh-oh' moment was when I realised just how slow the game is. Your ship, the enemies, the speed of projectiles, for a shooter everything just felt a little too sluggish (especially when contrasted with the music which can be hyper-energetic). Enemies passively float towards you, turret like enemies take what feels like forever to do one full rotation, and your ship just propels itself forward at...let's say a leisurely pace.
 
Not that there's anything inherently wrong with having a slower pace in a shooter, it's just not to my tastes necessarily.
 
I still enjoyed exploring the level's little planetoids, however, and liked finding all the little DNA strands.
 
A false sense of direction
 
Another gripe I have with the game is the map system. On one level I spent 5 - 10 minutes trying to get from one area to another and was constantly getting turned around (which is easy to do on spherical surfaces that curve back around on themselves) before I realised that the little ship icon on the map is not actually representative of which direction your ship is facing. It's not a huge problem, but why even have an avatar of the ship on the map at all if it's not actually representative of the direction you are facing? Just make it a dot or something instead.
 
...moving on.
 
It's so 3D that it punched through the space/time continuum and created a duplicate of itself...or is that just ghosting?
 
The game does look very pretty in spots, but I also found there to be entirely too much 'ghosting'. I would have loved to play this all the way through in 3D, but the ghosting (seeing two of everything) was so bad and the frame-rate took such a hit that I mostly played with the slider off (except those levels which scrolled forward, those looked great in 3D).
 
PixPix complains about controls...again.
 
I don't own a Circle Pad Pro and had suspected that the default control scheme would be where the game let me down. I'm happy to report that in those levels that make up the majority of the game, i.e. those which involve destroying all the enemies on a given planetoid, the controls were up to the task. The Circle Pad moves the ship, the face buttons allow you to shoot in up to 8 directions, and between those two inputs you can almost always find an angle from which to shoot enemies safely.
 
Then we come to perhaps my biggest disappointment with the game, which is that the control scheme does not fair as well in those levels which are on-rails and scrolling forward. The Circle Pad still moves the ship, but now it also moves the reticule, and sometimes even the angle of the camera. It really didn't work for me. Moving the Circle Pad just a little will move the reticule but it will also gradually drift the ship in the same direction. This becomes a particular problem when you want to move your ship one way to avoid enemy fire, but remain on target with the reticule.
 
There is of course another very famous series which opted to do scrolling shooter levels in the this way, and did so very successfully. That's right, Star Fox. The difference, however, is that the Arwing was generally more maneuverable and had the infamous Barrel Roll (which was in fact an Aileron Roll) to get you out of the way of enemy fire when things got hairy. The Ship in Nano Assault is both more sluggish and does not have any other means of avoiding fire beyond moving out of the way. The result is that, particularly in boss battles, you'll have to spend quite a lot of your time not pointed at things you want to be shooting at.
 
Again, there's nothing inherently wrong with tying the reticule to the movement of the ship. I love games like Star Fox and After Burner, both of which have a similar set-up, but the difference is that they do it much better.
 
A value proposition


My last complaint (given all my criticisms you probably think I hated the game, but I don't) is that this game was really short (according to my 3DS activity log it took me 4 hours). I paid £12 for this on eShop and I do question whether or not the amount of content justifies the price (I feel bad for people who probably paid even more at retail when this was released in NA). Especially when compared to games like Fluidity, Fallblox and Mutant Mudds, Nano Assault perhaps isn't the best value proposition. Hell, I spent more time with Mighty Switch Force (6 hours) than I did with Nano Assault.
 
Admittedly, the game also has other modes (Boss Rush, Arcade Mode, etc) but as far as I can tell these simply reuse the content from the Story Mode, which I'm not exactly eager to dive back in to.
 
Conclusion
 
Overall I thought Nano Assault was a decent game, with some good boss battles and a great look, but there are games out there that do everything Nano Assault does and they do it better. Nano Assault just doesn't offer what it is that I come to shooters for. I like 'em fast and I like to be constantly shooting at stuff and seeing things blow up every few seconds (think Sin & Punishment, Lords of Thunder, Geometry Wars, After Burner Climax, UN Squadron etc). Nano Assault, like the ship in the game, is just too reserved for it's own good.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 22, 2013, 09:28:15 AM
I bought Monster Hunter last night and I recieved it this morning. 

Why do you ask did that happen?  Because Nintendo Really cheaped out on Bandwidth for their servers.

I have to say that having text boxes that look like warnings that should go away when their done that really need you to press A is not cool.
Finding the Chief is annoying.
Though starting with 1 of every weapon type is cool.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 22, 2013, 09:36:22 AM
...
Though starting with 1 of every weapon type is cool.


Do you know what weapon type you'll be playing with?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 22, 2013, 10:54:15 AM
...
Though starting with 1 of every weapon type is cool.
Do you know what weapon type you'll be playing with?
Hunting Horn.

I did Hammer, Great Sword, Lance (A ton of Lance actually Online), and I was doing Sword and Board at the end of Tri.

I wanted to do Dual Swords, loved dual daggers in PSO, but, I said whichever one I beat the bunny with first in the demo would be what I main was initially.  I went through a good amount of the weapons and ended up getting my first kill with the Hunting Horn so...  Hunting Horn it is.

I would love to try Guns for kicks but those are high level weapons aka have the support system for them.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 22, 2013, 12:20:05 PM
Hunting horn looks ridiculous, in a good way. Isn't it largely a support weapon?  I'm a huge fan of bow and have spent a decent amount of time with guns too. Thinking that hammer might be a nice change of pace this time around.


I'll try to hold back so this thread get back on track... but am really excited to block off some time and start playing before long.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Drizzt on March 22, 2013, 12:33:17 PM
Picked up Darksider II (Wii U) and Sin and Punishment Star Successor for $30 at Best Buy.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on March 22, 2013, 01:47:09 PM
Nano Assault EX.
(review)
+1 for your excellent review, Pix. Thanks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on March 22, 2013, 08:49:07 PM
@Fatty_The_Hutt (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=12108)
 
Thanks dude. It was an exercise in spilling my guts (a compulsion I often get after finishing a video game), but I'm very glad to hear that you found it remotely interesting.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on March 24, 2013, 03:30:36 PM
Retro City Rampage on WiiWare.

It's kinda disappointing.

But whatever, i waited for this game like five years so i will do my darnedest to enjoy it.
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Post by: magicpixie on March 25, 2013, 04:39:17 PM
Preloading Bioshock Infinite right now.  I tried to be strong, I really did.  If you're quick, Greenmangaming has a sweet deal for it.  59.99 gets you Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, XCom: Enemy Unknown, and your choice of: Civ 5, Spec Ops: The Line, Mafia 2, The Darkness 2(my choice since I have the others), or Bioshock 2.  Oh, and either $14 cash back or $15 GMG credit.  Can not wait to play this game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on March 26, 2013, 02:22:05 PM
Bioshock INfinite is flippin' amazing. Get it, guys.
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Post by: magicpixie on March 26, 2013, 06:03:07 PM
Gah.  I wanted to play as soon as I got home from work today, but when I booted up my PC, I couldn't connect to Steam.  Tried everything I could think of, rebooting, cycling my router, etc...  After about thirty minutes of frustration, I discovered the hard drive I installed Bioshock Infinite to was full...  Oops!  Cleared up some space and now I'm just waiting on the last few gigs of the game to finish downloading.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on March 27, 2013, 12:55:05 AM
PS3 for the win? :P: I didn't even have to do the long 45 minute install that was present in the original game.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on March 27, 2013, 01:47:35 AM
Got Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on Sunday. I'm at the fifth mansion now. The third boss fight is my favorite so far, but the fourth is the most frustrating.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on March 27, 2013, 05:48:14 PM
PS3 for the win? :P: : I didn't even have to do the long 45 minute install that was present in the original game.

I'm really digging the controls on the PC.  And the graphics are just stunning.  I didn't like the gunplay that much in the first two games, but the gunplay here is much more satisfying.  I think a lot of that is because I'm playing Infinite on the PC whereas I played the first two on 360.

It was a fairly large download, however, at about 15 GB or so.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 28, 2013, 11:54:50 AM
Possible Deal Alert: EB Games (Canada) has some very aggressive markdowns right now.  Just got back from an appointment, stopped in on the way home and picked up the following:

DS:
* Time Hollow - $2
* Metal Slug 7 (with bonus CD and poster) - $2
* Chibi-Robo Park Patrol - $3

Wii:
* AC/DC Live RockBand Track Pack (two copies) - $1 total
* Battalion Wars 2 - $1
* Excitebots: Trick Racing (used) - $1
* King of Fighers Collection - $1
* Kung Fu Panda Legendary Warriors - $3
* Madden NFL 08 - $1
* Mercury Meltdown Revolution - $1
* Mushroom Men The Spore Wars - $1
* Wario Land Shake It - $1

All games "new" unless stated otherwise.

Total damage: $19.07 after taxes

I know some of these aren't hot games, but most will fill holes in my collection or make gifts for my nephews. I do admit to buying a few primarily for extra Wii cases to replace damaged ones at home... but am still pretty happy at the moment.


Edit: Added prices.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on March 28, 2013, 12:00:36 PM
Thanks, ejamer. I'll stop by my local near work today and see about snagging a bargain or two.
Park Patrol, eh? I still regret not buying that for $5 at and EB about 3 years ago.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 28, 2013, 12:21:58 PM
Thanks, ejamer. I'll stop by my local near work today and see about snagging a bargain or two.
Park Patrol, eh? I still regret not buying that for $5 at and EB about 3 years ago.


Put those regrets away: it's $3 now if you can find a copy.  Take a peek at the EB Games website and sort by price before going - you might find some other titles that interest you.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on March 29, 2013, 03:20:40 PM
I bought some dorritos that came with free codes for The Maw and Toy Soliders on xbla. Also found a glitch in the Chinese xbox ite and wwas able to cop a free copy of AC3. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on March 29, 2013, 03:24:21 PM
What, seriously?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on March 29, 2013, 03:24:53 PM
I bought some dorritos that came with free codes for The Maw and Toy Soliders on xbla.
I did the same and didn't even bought doritos.

All hail the pope.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on March 29, 2013, 05:48:56 PM
I bought some dorritos that came with free codes for The Maw and Toy Soliders on xbla.
I did the same and didn't even bought doritos.

All hail the pope.

Yeah I did the free neogaf way afterwards to stock up on some trail codes for when my live goes out on sunday.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on March 29, 2013, 05:53:56 PM
What, seriously?
Yep http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=531759 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=531759)
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 01, 2013, 09:03:12 PM
Count me in for another $4.47.  "New" - or at least as new as you get from EB Games - copies of:


* Master of Illusion (DS)
* Pokemon Trozei! (DS)
* Tecmo Bowl Kickoff (DS)
* Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law (Wii)


Again, not amazing games... but ones that either I'm interested in or that my nephew will appreciate as a gift.  Considering the price, it's hard to go wrong.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 01, 2013, 09:19:41 PM
I bought a bunch of stuff over the weekend. MLB The Show 13 and Gran Turismo 5 for PS3, plus a new third party PS3 controller that looks way more up my alley than the standard one, and Need For Speed for Wii U.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on April 01, 2013, 09:30:26 PM
Bought Pilotwings, Steel Diver and Polarium from a clearout at my local boutique of electronics.

Actual retail price: $10.34.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 02, 2013, 02:50:34 AM
Dead Space 3 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Digital.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on April 02, 2013, 05:34:18 PM
Just got Castlevania LoS and so far the game is looking amazing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on April 02, 2013, 07:10:15 PM
Bought Pilotwings, Steel Diver and Polarium from a clearout at my local boutique of electronics.

Actual retail price: $10.34.

basic math says you got each game for 3.44 on average, run out act like you stole something
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 06, 2013, 01:24:07 AM
I got Metroid Other M, Madworld, and Excitebot: Trick Racing, and Dead Space 3 for free. Don't you just love Gamestop?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on April 06, 2013, 01:31:58 AM
I got Metroid Other M, Madworld, and Excitebot: Trick Racing, and Dead Space 3 for free. Don't you just love Gamestop?

Indeed, I've been cruising the GameStop Used Games bin quite a bit recently myself, trying to stock-up on harder-to-find games I've either been meaning to reacquire to add to the permanent collection or always had an interest in but never tried.  As such...

Wii:
- Madworld (rebuy - guilty pleasure)
- Sakura Wars 5 (rebuy - never finished)
- Arc Rise Fantasia (always meant to see if it was really as bad as everyone said it was)
- Little King's Story (never really got into the Vita version. Meant to check out the Wii version eventually)

PS3:
- Asura's Wrath (rebuy - guilty pleasure)
- Devil May Cry 4 (now I'm setup to play all the original DMC games)
- Dragon Age 2 (yeah, I liked the game. So sue me.)
- No More Heroes PS3 (always meant to try that version)

360:
- Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (always heard it was decent)
- Kameo: Elements of Power (ditto)
- Banjo-Kazzoie: Nuts & Bolts / Viva Pinata (2-packer. Always meant to try Banjo)
- various XBLA/Games-on-Demand games (Indigo Prophesy, Jade Empire, both Dishwasher Dead Samurais, Space Invaders Extreme, Skulls of the Shogan, Iron Brigade [aka "Trenched"])

Still on the lookout for a Gamestop in my area w/ a Boy and His Blob since $30 is more than I'm willing to pay to replay it. Will probably repurchase Punch-Out as well, which is easy to acquire since it got a reissue in the $20 line.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 06, 2013, 01:39:34 AM
Got a good collection there. I forgot to mention that on top of that, I was able to pay off the remaining $17 off my preorder of Pandora's Tower.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 06, 2013, 08:28:51 AM
I got Metroid Other M, Madworld, and Excitebot: Trick Racing, and Dead Space 3 for free. Don't you just love Gamestop?


"Free" as in traded games for credit? Were they "free" because you found a good flip? Somehow I doubt that GameStop was just giving games away... although the recent Canadian sale wasn't far off for some titles.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 06, 2013, 10:13:34 AM
It's free because when I was done playing a game, I traded it in for credit and used that credit to get those games. Techinically I paid for it, but that value became free money once I traded it in.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on April 06, 2013, 01:22:15 PM
It's free because when I wanted a game, I pirated it off the internet. Techinically I never paid for it, but i am able to play it anyways on my PSP 3000.
Fixed, just thought i'd put this in perspective with a previous quote...
I got a PSP 3000 a couple days ago to play every NES/SNES/GB/GBA/PS1 and PSP game ever made. :P
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 06, 2013, 05:52:34 PM
It's free because when I wanted a game, I pirated it off the internet. Techinically I never paid for it, but i am able to play it anyways on my PSP.
Fixed


I apologize.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on April 06, 2013, 06:20:30 PM
It's free because when I wanted a game, I pirated it off the internet. Techinically I never paid for it, but i am able to play it anyways on my PSP.
Fixed


You are truly fucking stupid.
that's not nice :'( :'( :'(
that joke was horribly excecuted however, i cleaned it up a bit...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 06, 2013, 08:51:04 PM
Probably shouldn't have asked anyway.  Was kind of hoping there was a stupid trade-in deal or something - the kind where you can get more value from trading a game than it costs to buy, for example.  GameStop occasionally has deals like that - I remember one point in time being able to buy a $10 game at Zellers and then trading it in at one of two different GameStop stores in the same mall for a straight $15 profit.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on April 06, 2013, 08:55:18 PM
Got Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for $20+tax today.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on April 06, 2013, 08:59:44 PM
Got Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for $20+tax today.
nice...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 07, 2013, 12:48:10 AM
Just finished the order on my $5.99 Goldeneye 007 watch.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dow Jones on April 08, 2013, 02:41:37 PM
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 14, 2013, 02:09:12 PM
I recently picked up Telltale's The Walking Dead.
 
Overall, I'm digging it. The characters are what really seems to drive the experience.
 
Seriously though, WTF is with those crappy QTEs? They're f***ing terrible. I find myself sometimes dying 7 or 8 times simply because the game requires me to click in a really specific location. They really do detract from the game.
 
There have also been several occasions where I've felt like the game has set something up as being a choice when in fact it isn't. You're given the illusion of choice, but in reality you won't be able to proceed without performing certain actions.
 
Overall though, the writing and characters are great. I have just finished Episode 2 and am looking forward to playing the rest.
 
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on April 14, 2013, 02:16:59 PM
Motorcross Madness
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dow Jones on April 14, 2013, 10:48:37 PM
White PS3
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Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 15, 2013, 01:58:44 AM
White PS3

Racist.
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Post by: pokepal148 on April 15, 2013, 07:46:53 AM
White supremacy version PS3
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Post by: Ceric on April 15, 2013, 08:31:41 AM
Guacamelee.
I want to like this game but the sound effects or lack there of is really getting to me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on April 15, 2013, 08:39:49 AM
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition

I got it last week during the Best Buy sale. I like it and will probably finish it along with the Catwoman levels and Harley Quinn's Revenge, but I couldn't care less about finding and unlocking everything, namely the Riddler Trophies. I'll probably trade it in after I'm done with it, but It was a wonderful value at $20.
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Post by: Oblivion on April 15, 2013, 10:31:34 AM
Tomb Raider. I was surprised about how much I love this game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 15, 2013, 10:41:09 AM
I keep seeing people praise Tomb Raider, but I'd feel bad about buying it given I have two unplayed Uncharted games sitting here.
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Post by: Oblivion on April 15, 2013, 10:49:58 AM
Which two?
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 15, 2013, 10:58:31 AM
Uncharted 2 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss (the Vita game).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 15, 2013, 11:00:21 AM
You should at least get the first game first. It explains a lot of things that are taken for granted in the second one. Especially since Tomb Raider is an evolution of that concept and going back to them would almost feel like a step backwards. (Maybe not for U2.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 15, 2013, 11:48:44 AM
I may just look that up on YouTube, since everything I've heard makes me not want to go back and play the first game.
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Post by: shingi_70 on April 15, 2013, 02:28:55 PM
some german site on facebook was giving Comic Jumper away for free.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on April 17, 2013, 10:04:41 AM
I recently picked up Telltale's The Walking Dead.
 
Overall, I'm digging it. The characters are what really seems to drive the experience.
 
Seriously though, WTF is with those crappy QTEs? They're f***ing terrible. I find myself sometimes dying 7 or 8 times simply because the game requires me to click in a really specific location. They really do detract from the game.
 
There have also been several occasions where I've felt like the game has set something up as being a choice when in fact it isn't. You're given the illusion of choice, but in reality you won't be able to proceed without performing certain actions.
 
Overall though, the writing and characters are great. I have just finished Episode 2 and am looking forward to playing the rest.

I played the first Episode on my PS3 and was appalled by the lousy voice acting and QTE's. This game does not appeal to me at all.
 
I'm currently playing through Luigi's Mansion 2, and I'm loving it. I don't get why NOA decided to drop the "2" from the title.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Louieturkey on April 17, 2013, 01:07:51 PM
I may just look that up on YouTube, since everything I've heard makes me not want to go back and play the first game.
1 is definitely inferior to 2 in all ways.  I'd actually say 2 is even better than 3 just because 3 is a new story with barely anything different in the gameplay from 2.  2 is also better than Tomb Raider. 

Between the two, it depends on your preferences.  Action is more prevalent in Uncharted whereas the puzzle solving is a little more important in Tomb Raider.  Or if you just like looking at a woman hero over a man hero.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Razorkid on April 23, 2013, 01:34:32 AM
I just bought Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud on sale for 50% of each.  Both are games I wanted when the Guild01 series was first announced and even though I won't be getting to them anytime soon (currently playing through Radiant Historia and have Paper Mario Sticker Star after that) I had to take advantage of this deal. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on April 23, 2013, 01:38:23 AM
I traded in my copy of Tomb Raider PS3 to Amazon for $54.00 and ended up making a profit of about $9. I used that credit to purchase the 3DS version of Virtue's Last Reward.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on April 23, 2013, 01:41:55 AM
I just bought Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud on sale for 50% of each.  Both are games I wanted when the Guild01 series was first announced and even though I won't be getting to them anytime soon (currently playing through Radiant Historia and have Paper Mario Sticker Star after that) I had to take advantage of this deal. 

I bought the three games as well.  Haven't played those two, but Areo Porter is pretty fun so far.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Razorkid on April 23, 2013, 01:45:46 AM
James was ragging on Aero Porter on the latest RFN, but for $3 it sounds quirky enough to give it a shot.  It's good to hear that you are enjoying it as I may take the plunge soon.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on April 23, 2013, 05:26:33 AM
Etrian Odyssey IV and I'm still waiting for it to arrive. (2 weeks by today)

And here it is:

(http://i.minus.com/imb5UGlsMSTFq.JPG)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 23, 2013, 08:26:01 AM
Liberation Maiden on sale was tempting, and I um... er... needed a way to test that my new credit card was working. Yeah, that's why I bought it. 
 ;)

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 23, 2013, 08:40:01 AM
Liberation Maiden on sale was tempting, and I um... er... needed a way to test that my new credit card was working. Yeah, that's why I bought it. 
 ;)

Let me know what you think of it. I have already picked up Crimson Shroud because it was on sale and was tempted to buy Liberation Maiden also, but I just wasn't sure. I could still be tempted though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on April 23, 2013, 08:44:54 AM
I think of Liberation Maiden as a nice game. It's short and a tad bit repetitive though, but I don't care coz it's got Anime High School Presidents in Bodysuits piloting Mechs.  ;)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 23, 2013, 08:52:04 AM
Anime High School Presidents in Bodysuits piloting Mechs.

Anime High School Presidents in Bodysuits piloting Mechs, you say?  :-\
 
hmm...that does sound appealing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Razorkid on April 23, 2013, 08:58:27 AM
I think that alone is worth $4.99, but that's just me ;D.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dow Jones on April 23, 2013, 11:50:44 PM
White supremacy version PS3


hahaha. I like it so far. I didn't want the God of War one because I've never played the games and don't want to risk hating them and regretting it and so far, I like PS Plus.

I also regret not getting Walking Dead while it was on sale for $10.49 the first week I got it but I was broke. I may have to jump on the Resident Evil ones now though. My wishlist for games is so huge right now.

Anyone else looking forward to summer so they can have more time to play games? I'm graduating junior college this semester and can't wait to just having work to worry about. Well, that and moving out of my house. Haha.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 23, 2013, 11:57:47 PM
Anyone else looking forward to summer so they can have more time to play games? I'm graduating junior college this semester and can't wait to just having work to worry about. Well, that and moving out of my house. Haha.

Congrats on graduating. Here's hoping you get in as much gaming as you'd like.
 
I created a thread a few weeks back about the dilemma of playing games in Summer. For me, I find it very difficult to sit in doors and play games when the weather is nice, which for me and where I'm located only really applies to around 2 or 3 months a year. With such a limited window, I feel like I need to be outside as much as possible during summer. My gaming, therefore, actually tends to drop off in the months June - August.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dow Jones on April 24, 2013, 12:01:58 AM
The weather here is really bipolar and gets really nice, snows in summer, or gets to 70 degrees in winter so I get a bit of everything. I'm hoping I can enjoy all the games on my backlog and jump into new ones as they release so I can try and stay up to date. Hahaha. I feel like all my gaming is either retro stuff or a few weeks late and people spoil them for me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on May 03, 2013, 04:17:16 AM
I'll be buying Mega Man 4 on the 3DS Virtual Console. My favorite Mega Man game is finally in portable form with save states!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 03, 2013, 07:20:14 AM
Hooray for doing your tax return and finding out that you are getting money back, instead of owing money like you expected.  To celebrate, purchased the following 3DS games:


* Marvel Pinball 3D ($4 on eShop) - Loved Zen Pinball 3D, and it's easily one of my most-played portable games. The tables here didn't impress me as much in the demo... but for $4 I'm excited to play more pinball on the go.
* Steel Diver ($3 used from GameStop) - A launch game that was interesting and had a nice little 2-player mode, but just wasn't worth launch prices.
* PilotWings Resort ($3 used from GameStop) - Another title that is interesting, but just not worth the initial asking price for me. Don't expect to get a lot of play from this title... it will probably be a gift for my nephew who just purchased a 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on May 03, 2013, 03:31:19 PM
Just received my copy of Castlevania legacy of darkness, got it on ebay for 15 bucks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 03, 2013, 03:38:09 PM
So is eShop having unannounced sales?  I saw that some digital games had price drops recently (Code of Princess), but just today I was checking out the eShop and noticed there is also at lesat one game on sale that wasn't advertised.


Rising Board 3D - $1.49


Supposedly not a great game, but I don't think there is anything cheaper on the eShop and NWR gave a positive review:
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/31806 (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/31806)
I'll buy just because I loved Pop Island so much.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on May 03, 2013, 08:11:19 PM
Picked up Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.  Everything I've heard so far is true; this game is ridiculous!  The intro section is pure genius.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on May 03, 2013, 09:20:38 PM
Mega Man 4, Liberation Maiden, and Injustice. Great games, all three, although I wish Liberation Maiden had a lefty option.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: RarityGamer on May 04, 2013, 12:39:08 PM

Lost Horizon. Great game so far. The art style is really interesting too.

http://lost-horizon.deepsilver.com/index_en.html (http://lost-horizon.deepsilver.com/index_en.html)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Drizzt on May 04, 2013, 08:15:21 PM
Tomb Raider: Really like it so far it's like Uncharted meets Assassins Creed Revelations and a Survival horror game all in one. I highly recommend it to anyone on who's on the fence and it's $40 new at Gamestop till May 8th.
 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on May 04, 2013, 08:40:57 PM
I decided to buy Liberation Maiden while it's still on offer. It's unlikely I'll be able to play it any time soon though. I've still got to finish Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Walking Dead, Thomas was Alone and I've yet to begin playing Terraria, Crimson Shroud, Shinobi (3DS), and Resonance.
 
I'm not used to having a backlog. It's kind of frightening!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on May 06, 2013, 11:47:02 AM
I bought Luigi's Mansion 2 today, because playing only RPGs is kind of one-sided.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 19, 2013, 11:12:47 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-05-19095939_zps8e9fd47c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-05-19095939_zps8e9fd47c.jpg.html)

Super Mario Kart (SNES) - $3.
Dr. Mario/Tetris (SNES) - $3.
Game Cube Controller - $2.
Pokemon Ranger (complete) - $10
Nintendogs Best Friends Edition (second release, complete) - More than I should have paid.
Rebel Strike 2 (GCN - Disk only, now paired with RS3 in a dual case) - $3.
60 coupons for 2 free ounces of Frozen Yogurt - Free.
12 cups of Bronco Berry Sauce - Free.

Yesterday was a great day!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on May 19, 2013, 05:47:11 PM
My mom gave me a $50 gift card so instead of using it on groceries or something productive I spent it (and some trade credit for old Xbox games my brother had) on Pandora's Tower. There's $16.xx left.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on May 19, 2013, 08:21:59 PM
Super Mario Kart (SNES) - $3.
Dr. Mario/Tetris (SNES) - $3.
Game Cube Controller - $2.
Where do you find stuff this cheap? Goodwill?

* PilotWings Resort ($3 used from GameStop)
Why don't the US GameStops match up with Canada?! This game is $12.99 here!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: SonofMrPeanut on May 19, 2013, 08:24:19 PM
Retro City Rampage.  Was waiting to pick it up in Wii Mode when I got my Wii U, but I caved and got it during a Steam sale.  Having fun so far.


I'm pretty much holding off on purchases until I can get an external hard drive for my games on PC and get a 3DS XL.  I mainly want the hard drive for the games in the LA Game Space bundle that are coming.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 19, 2013, 10:07:35 PM
Super Mario Kart (SNES) - $3.
Dr. Mario/Tetris (SNES) - $3.
Game Cube Controller - $2.
Where do you find stuff this cheap? Goodwill?

The two SNES games were found at a local mission store.  The controller was found at a yard sale. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on May 20, 2013, 12:16:32 PM
Picked up Metro: Last Light from Greenmangaming; I had a $15 credit from purchasing Bioshock Infinite earlier this year.  I've been really digging into some FPSes recently, and this game is looking to really scratch my itch for a good single-player campaign.

There's been some really interesting media surrounding this game's release.  Holding back "Ranger" mode for preorder/$5 DLC was a really bad decision, IMO.  The story that came out last week about Metro's budget being 10% of its competitors' was really interesting.  I'm not sure what to make of that.  Was Metro's budget just really low, and 4A games just cracked the whip?  Or are their competitors' games just really that inflated?  For that matter, who are their competitors?

Anyway, downloading it now.  I've got a bit left to go in FarCry 3(soooooo good....), so I'll be finishing that up before jumping into Metro.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MukiDA on May 20, 2013, 12:53:06 PM
 Brand new iCade: $30 (at The XChange)
Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: $20 (e-shop)



Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on May 20, 2013, 11:31:51 PM
Super Metroid: The best 30 cents I've ever spent.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on May 23, 2013, 04:52:20 PM
(http://imgur.com/ZZ3vi9f)(http://i.imgur.com/ZZ3vi9f.jpg)

It's in amazing condition too.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on May 23, 2013, 04:54:40 PM
Nice! Congrats on picking up the Metroid Trilogy. Hard to find and usually expensive.
It's such a great package.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on May 23, 2013, 05:00:44 PM
The Last Ninja 2 on Wii VC

...don't you dare judge me!!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on May 23, 2013, 05:01:16 PM
They actually had two. I was tempted to buy both and sell the better copy on ebay.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 23, 2013, 05:01:51 PM
Suprised you found it for $58.49, usually the cheapest you can find it for is $70 (like I did when I bought it in 2011). Did you also manage to get a copy that still had all the bonus stuff in it? I was surprised that whoever traded in the copy I bought also traded-in all the extras, which made me happy
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on May 23, 2013, 05:05:22 PM
Yep, everything is still inside it. I'm pretty damn pleased. Even the sales associate was surprised they had so many for so cheap.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 24, 2013, 07:19:03 AM
Awesome find for Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 24, 2013, 06:24:22 PM
Samba de Amigo (Wii) - 99 cents.
Some generic plastic maraca attachments (http://www.amazon.com/Red-Samba-Maracas-Wii-Nintendo/dp/B001ELEXPW/ref=pd_sim_vg_1), complete in box. $5.99.

Wasn't too keen on the plastic attachments, but since the game was only 99 cents, why not?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on May 24, 2013, 07:52:07 PM
I grabbed DKCR3D off the eShop and with the remaining funds on my eShop account, I grabbed...

KERSPLOOSH.

I regret nothing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 24, 2013, 09:20:25 PM

Code of Princess (3DS) - Saw a complete boxed copy (ie: with art book and CD) for $15 and couldn't really turn it down.  Had this game before, but traded it away for Heroes of Ruin, which was then traded for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. Obviously enjoyed Code of Princess enough to reacquire.


Bit.Trip Complete (Wii) - Despite already owning the digital 3DS version, this superior release was one of the (very few) games remaining on my Wii wish list. Well, seeing a complete copy (with CD) for $15 made me decide to cross it off the list while I had the chance.


Good night in my opinion.

Samba de Amigo (Wii) - 99 cents.
Some generic plastic maraca attachments (http://www.amazon.com/Red-Samba-Maracas-Wii-Nintendo/dp/B001ELEXPW/ref=pd_sim_vg_1), complete in box. $5.99.
...


For what it's worth, I think the game is more fun with the attachments.  Not better... but definitely more fun.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on May 24, 2013, 11:41:57 PM
All three Wii U eShop games for $3, and RE: Revelations on Wii U for review!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on May 27, 2013, 02:52:56 AM
Resident Evil Revelaitons HD and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

[Note: For simplicity's sake, I'm rounding up as well as ignoring sales tax.]

I wasn't planning on getting either this month, but my friend told me of the Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off sale. I originally bought Mario Tennis Open with the intention of switching it out for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D because I thought it was coming out this week, not May 24. Anyway, the way Toys "R" Us rings up the sale price is they subtract half the savings from each game so $8 was taken from Revelaitons and $8 was taken off Mario Tennis Open. When I went to exchange the games on Friday, they only exchanged the 3DS games which screwed everything up. Mario Tennis Open came up as its $32 sale price and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D came up as $35 (full-price) so they made me pay the difference. That didn't make sense to me, but I was in a rush and they were closing soon so I paid it and left.

I was going to just leave it, but I did the math and realized I was overcharged like $6 so I went back Saturday morning. Their system wasn't letting them refund the correct amount to me. They tried a variety of things, called a manager over etc. My understanding is the difference in price between Mario Tennis Open and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was causing the problem and since they already used my original receipt to do the exchange, they couldn't use it again to fix the mistake. What they ended up having to do was return both Resident Evil Revelaitons HD and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for full price, resell the games for the sale price then refund the difference of $14 to me.

TL;DR: I ended up saving an additional $8. I was at Toys "R" Us on Saturday morning for about 25 minutes, but it was worth it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on May 27, 2013, 11:12:09 PM
We should play Raid Mode together sometime.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on May 27, 2013, 11:45:13 PM
Definitely. I'm currently slogging through Casual to unlock all the Raid Mode stages. I think I'm in Episode 5. I haven't touched Raid Mode yet so I'll be a noob for a while until I level up some.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on May 28, 2013, 11:01:07 PM
Picked up The Harvest a Sci-fi Rougelike (or whatever genre Diablo is) from the Windows Store. Its more pretty decent but I felt the areas are a bit too long for my liking.  Probably just since i'm playing with a touchpad/screen instead of using a proper mouse.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on May 28, 2013, 11:08:08 PM
Bought the PS3 Pulse Elite gaming headset. It's fucking awesome! It has 7.1 VSS with the PS3, and it works with the Wii U and BLOPS2! It also is a very good pair of cans on its own when I listen to music. Seriously, best money I ever spent.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on May 28, 2013, 11:49:16 PM
Grabbed Starship Damrey off the eShop in an attempt to save a crap-ton of money at E3 (website affiliated with Shop of the Future had a competition to beat it by the end of the day PDT, and I could get a bunch of $20 coupons).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on May 29, 2013, 08:29:30 AM
Bought the PS3 Pulse Elite gaming headset. It's fucking awesome! It has 7.1 VSS with the PS3, and it works with the Wii U and BLOPS2! It also is a very good pair of cans on its own when I listen to music. Seriously, best money I ever spent.
I was hoping this would be true. I will have to wait for this to go on sale. Thanks for the info. +1
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 29, 2013, 09:02:46 AM
Etrian Odyssey IV (3DS) - Now on sale for $30 in the eShop, and at EB Games/Amazon in Canada... possibly other locations too.  For a physical copy of one of my most wanted games on the console, that seemed reasonable. Look forward to playing after enjoying the demo a great deal; will probably start over instead carrying my demo data forward though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on May 29, 2013, 10:35:37 AM
Grabbed Starship Damrey off the eShop in an attempt to save a crap-ton of money at E3 (website affiliated with Shop of the Future had a competition to beat it by the end of the day PDT, and I could get a bunch of $20 coupons).
I am not sure I fully understand this statement but it sounds like someone was handing out Future Shop coupons. Please to explain? Still available? How to obtain?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on May 29, 2013, 09:22:12 PM
There's a website called tsilon (tsilon.ca) that's affiliated with FutureShop. It's a sort-of ARG where you take knowledge quizzes and game challenges to build a knowledge level. Once you reach level 10 and beat one of the game challenges, you get coupons for money off things - usually game preorders.

They tend to go a little nuts around E3.

It's invite only, and I've only got one invite right now. PM me if you want to take a crack at it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 30, 2013, 12:43:25 PM

Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS VC)
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS VC)


Decided to grab both of these games while they are on sale. Love the portable Zelda games, and the Oracle series is quite good. Looking forward to playing through to get the true ending (something I'm not sure I've ever done before).

Wow... You can tell that work is stressful with so many game purchases lately. Outside of video games, I've also grabbed copies of Tales of the Arabian Nights and Battle for China board games in recent weeks. Now to find time over the summer to enjoy all of these great pick-ups instead of just buying vicariously.
 :Q
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on May 30, 2013, 03:24:18 PM
I decided to be big spender tonight and have subsequently paid

1$ to Humble Telltale Bundle for bunch of their puzzle and adventure games. They said for two dollars more for The Walking Dead game but nah, it's not worth it.

2$ for Gunman Clive, because reading interview on the site reminded me i still haven't bought it.

Also bought Space Rangers HD (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214730/) a few days ago, but it was for my friend. I do want to play it someday myself, cause that friend is freaking obsessed with it, and i like Elite type games. For some reason he especially enjoy "text quests" in it, i'm not even sure what is it...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 30, 2013, 03:44:17 PM
...
1$ to Humble Telltale Bundle for bunch of their puzzle and adventure games. They said for two dollars more for The Walking Dead game but nah, it's not worth it.
...


I also grabbed these games this afternoon, beating the average donation so that I got the Walking Dead game too.  Telltale games have some issues, but that's still a steal of a deal in my opinion.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on May 31, 2013, 08:46:14 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-05-31190839_zps566faa59.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-05-31190839_zps566faa59.jpg.html)
Aside from the two Zelda games on the 3DS VC, I picked up all this.

I'm a sick, sick man.

The two Skylanders are the newest shipment - only three figures left to go!  $12.99 each.  Paying full price hurt, but, what the heck...

The two packs of Wii U cradles/docks were $6 each on clearance at Target.  Probably would have only bought one if I had put some thought into it before hand and realized that they don't have the charging cable with them.

Do you live near one of the few remaining K-Marts?  If so, I hope you're checking them often for deals.  Goldeneye Bundle - $20, Tetris Axis - $5 each, Cubic Ninja - $3, and Touchmaster 3 - $5.

Finally, did you know that Best Buy stores will now pricematch select online prices?  For example, GameStop.com has America's Test Kitchen for 99 cents, while Best Buy has it in store for $9.50.  Sadly, they'd only let me get five. :D  These should make great cheap prizes for my StreetPass group. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on June 01, 2013, 01:48:21 AM
I can sorta understand three copies of Tetris (maybe you have a party of tetris fanatics coming up...), but five copies of "American Recipes: Learn How to Cook and Teach your daughter!" (or whatever this is)?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sarail on June 01, 2013, 09:20:38 AM
Hey, UncleBob can't help it if he's a baby-making machine. Gotta teach those girls to cook!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on June 01, 2013, 10:30:38 AM
Hey, Kmart is doing just fine, thanks. :P But yeah, that Goldeneye bundle is fantastic. I bought another one this week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on June 01, 2013, 11:12:12 AM
Wii U Gamepad cradle on clearance isn't a very good sign...though, if you have a black Wii U, you already have one.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 01, 2013, 11:17:02 AM
... but five copies of "American Recipes: Learn How to Cook and Teach your daughter!" (or whatever this is)?


Believe it or not, that game is actually a very decent digital cookbook.  Whether you need something like that (let alone five copies) is hard to say - but it's totally worth owning for anyone who wants to try some simple recipies, and paying a buck a piece for DS cases alone might be worthwhile for some people.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on June 02, 2013, 05:40:40 PM
not so much a purchase but i helped a teacher throwing away some old CDs that came with a textbook we no longer use and offered to 'repurpose' the little binder thing they came in... not too bad, feels a little cheap but its certainly usable...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on June 02, 2013, 05:45:49 PM
Believe it or not, that game is actually a very decent digital cookbook.  Whether you need something like that (let alone five copies) is hard to say - but it's totally worth owning for anyone who wants to try some simple recipies, and paying a buck a piece for DS cases alone might be worthwhile for some people.
Yes, it and Personal Trainer: Cooking have some really delicious recipes that I make very frequently.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 08, 2013, 12:19:40 PM
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Be jealous.

F-Zero GX - $5.99 from used game store (3rd copy, 2nd "complete". just in case someone manages to ever enable LAN play...)

Tetris Axis - $5 from Kmart.  It was open, but everything is in there.  For a prize, that's fine.

Nintendogs - $4 from Goodwill - I now own every version of Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

Three copies of CrossworDS Plus - $4 each from Goodwill.  New and unopened.  One for me, two for prizes in my StreetPass group.

GBA SP/original DS AC Adapter - $1 from Goodwill.  If you're checking Goodwill stores, they usually have a tote of random cables somewhere.  Might find something useful in there.

Final Fantasy Adventure (Original GB) - $2 from Goodwill.  With plastic case.

10 packs of 5 packs of 5 NSMBWii stickers.  $1.50 each. I have this entire set, minus one.  These didn't get an official release in the states, but these were in a "liquidation" type packaging.  Hopefully, between the 250 stickers, I'll get the one I need.  Extras will make for good, cheap prizes. :D

Now, the bottom half of the screen.

The Orange and two Black official GCN controllers - good, clicky sticks, nice condition (needs a little cleaning).  $3 each from Goodwill.

The Black GameCube, the off-brand Indigo controller, the MC251, the random WaveBird receiver, power cable, A/V cable and Nintendo-specific off-brand RF Modulator - $25.  The Gamecube is pretty close to a launch unit, looks like it was purchased in June of 2002 at... Kay Bee toys. Funny, eh?

Pretty soon, I'm going to build a fort out of GameCubes.  I will call it Fort GameCube.  Yeah, I came up with that name all on my own.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 08, 2013, 12:38:00 PM
Be jealous.

F-Zero GX - $5.99 from used game store (3rd copy, 2nd "complete". just in case someone manages to ever enable LAN play...)
...
Three copies of CrossworDS Plus - $4 each from Goodwill.  New and unopened.  One for me, two for prizes in my StreetPass group.
...


Nice finds in general, and I am jealous about these two in particular.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on June 08, 2013, 12:41:30 PM
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Be jealous.
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Pretty soon, I'm going to build a fort out of GameCubes.  I will call it Fort GameCube.  Yeah, I came up with that name all on my own.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 08, 2013, 12:57:30 PM
10 packs of 5 packs of 5 NSMBWii stickers.  $1.50 each. I have this entire set, minus one.  These didn't get an official release in the states, but these were in a "liquidation" type packaging.  Hopefully, between the 250 stickers, I'll get the one I need.  Extras will make for good, cheap prizes. :D

Well, I just went from being depressed, to really pissed off, to ecstatic in about 2 minutes.

So, I went through and cut the tops off all the plastic baggies, then slid all the packages of stickers out - upside down.  At this point, I noticed that there were two different styles of backs on the packages.  This isn't unusual, as I knew there were multiple styles of package, depending on which country they were released in.  So, I started pulling them apart, because I wanted to check my binder and make sure I had both variations of package before I ripped everything open willy-nilly.

I had a huge stack of one style, not so many of the other style.  So, I flipped them over, with plans to sort out the artwork on the front (there are three different package designs)... and I noticed the huge stack was... Super Mario Galaxy stickers. :(  I completed this set long ago and was frustrated that the majority of the stickers where SMG stickers.

So, I counted the NSMBWii stickers. Ten.  Ten packs.  This means, I got one package of stickers in each package of 5.  Basically, I paid $1.50/pack.  Growl.

Well, nothing to do about it now.  So, I start opening them up.  First pack I open has #007 in it.  Now, this whole time, I'm pretty sure I need a #006, but this one is just soooo close.  So, I go and dig my binder out.  Sure enough, it's #006 I need.

I open another... nothing.

And another... nothing.

and a fourth... JACKPOT!  #006, Yellow Toad!

HOT DAMN, best $15 I spent all weekend. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sundoulos on June 12, 2013, 07:51:57 AM
I bought Dust: An Elysian Tail on Steam last week.  I don't have a PS3 or Xbox, so this is the first time I've been able to play the game. 

I've actually enjoyed it much, much more than I originally thought I would.  The combat is fun (though it's way too easy), and the level design gets fairly complex once you reach some of the caverns in the second chapter.  Though it's not on the level of Murumasa or Odin's Sphere, the playstyle, artwork and character animation remind me a little of a Vanillaware game, only with a Nintendo-like element of stage progression that is linked to finding/earning new abilities or macguffins to get you through doors.

I'm still early in the game.  The VA is a little annoying, but that seems to be sort of intentional with at least one character.   The music is soothing, the artwork is  The overall package is great, and I'm happy with my purchase. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Do_What on June 12, 2013, 03:46:20 PM
Intentional or not I skip every bit of story sequence I can. I hate everyone's voices in that game, and I'm not huge into the character designs.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on June 14, 2013, 05:57:16 PM
My copy of The Last of Us arrived today and was waiting for me when I got home from work.  Played the first little section before taking a break to do some laundry.  I can already tell this game is going to consume me for the next little while.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on June 15, 2013, 08:11:43 PM
Final Fantasy Adventure (Original GB) - $2 from Goodwill.  With plastic case.
Awesome price for the best Game Boy game around, I hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on June 22, 2013, 01:42:40 AM
Mega Man 6 (VC)

Not...not very good.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 22, 2013, 02:58:27 AM
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So, this is about two weeks worth of stuff.

There's the physical version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.  I had originally planned to play two towns, but my digital copy has taken so much of my life.  Also, I purchased the digital version.  Then, I bought the Animal Crossing edition 3DS XL.

Not shown: The Animal Crossing Strategy Guide and the 32 GB SD card I bought for my old 3DS, since I had to take the 32GB card out of it for the new one.

The Gold Mario pin, Wii U pin, Mario and Luigi Mario Kart 8 Flags, DS Lanyards and Foam Luigi hat all came from the Best Buy event I went to.  I was super-sad I didn't get one of the Luigi coins. :(  The rep gave me the extra lanyards to give out as prizes in my StreetPass group.

Under the Luigi hat is a Wii stand that was marked $2.99 at GameStop - but rang up 99 cents.  It'll work perfect for my blue Wii that doesn't come with one.  Additionally, there's a GameCube microphone there.  It was marked 99 cents, but rang up a quarter.  I don't really need it, as I already have two (one of which is the black one that's a little harder to find than the gray one), but for $1, I couldn't just leave the poor thing there.

In the bottom, right are some vending machine finds.  I ran across a vending machine that had Super Mario Galaxy 2 stickers in it. $6 got me the set of 12 (http://www.tradingcardspace.com/community/showthread.php?t=4885)

Next to that is my set of Pac-Man vending machine toys.  They were 75 cents/vend.  Counting the two-fer, it took ten vends for me to get the complete set.  Totally worth it.  Technically, it only took me 8 vends, but I was able to see that the next two were each Pac-Man figures, so I snatched them. :D

Also not shown, New Super Luigi Bros. U download.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 23, 2013, 01:51:11 AM
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One thing I forgot in that last round of photos - Stuffed Kirby!  Whooo!  $12.50 at Hot Topic. :D

Okay, today's pick-ups.

Polar Whirlwind - $10.99.
Golden Dragonfire Cannon Battlepack - $9.99.
Gill Runt Sidekick - Free.

Teen Titans (GCN - Disc Only) $1.50.

Jade Flashwing - $9.99

Waluigi figure - don't even know, but he was the last one I needed.  And is a freaking Waluigi figure.

Skylanders: SWAP Force pre-order cards - $1 each.  These have RFID chips in them that, apparently, will give me something extra in SWAP Force.  Probably won't pick up the pre-orders.  Sorry, Target.

Baseball and Tetris (GB) - $3 each.

Quest 64 - $4... Cart needs a good cleaning, though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on June 23, 2013, 09:11:12 AM
How do you buy all of this stuff? I know Wal-Mart pays about two and a quarter an hour...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 23, 2013, 11:56:53 AM
I rob old ladies.

Seriously, Walmart pays a pretty fair wage.  It helps that I'm not expecting to support a family of four on my income or something stupid.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on June 23, 2013, 12:14:01 PM
I got Torchlight 1 on GOG for a whopping price of nothing.

A few weeks ago i saw my colleague playing Fate (previous Diablo-clone from the same developers), and i remembered how i much played this game because it was preinstalled on my notebook back in 2008. When this sale came up i got this right away. Though i might have gotten this any way nostalgia or not, since it was free.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 23, 2013, 05:37:13 PM
Although trying to reduce my purchases lately, saw Fritz Chess (DS) for $15 and couldn't turn it down. Will probably flip this game for others, as it commands a pretty high price from collectors and on eBay.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 23, 2013, 09:00:46 PM
Downloading Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS eShop, but my Internet is being WAY slower than normal.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on June 23, 2013, 09:47:46 PM
So I traded in Animal Crossing because seriously f**k that game (and Nintendoland, the game I did a trade 1 for to get AC). With the credit I grabbed an eShop card and turned that into Mega Man X and Mario World on the VC, was able to use up the 20 Club Nintendo coins to finish getting Mario 3 and Metroid 2 off CN, and crossed a threshold on the Deluxe program that let me get Bugs v Tanks.

That's a trading sequence that would make Link jealous - one hated game for another, then turning that into five games ranging from interesting to "I'll hear the argument for best game ever".
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on June 23, 2013, 11:48:59 PM
PS3 - Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (disc), Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition (disc), LittleBigPlanet Karting (through PS+)
 
3DS - Animal Crossing New Leaf (eShop), Sonic The Hedgehog (Game Gear), Tetris Axis (eShop),
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 25, 2013, 04:34:09 PM
I had 390 Club Nintendo coins expiring June 30. I have zero interest in Metroid II, I already have the Super Mario All-Stars disc for Wii (so no SMB3). I ended up getting F-Zero X and Link 'n Launch (Club Nintendo even uses a quote from NWR for Link 'n Launch) and now have 40 coins to use before they expire on June 30.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: MukiDA on June 25, 2013, 06:46:42 PM
Why do I keep buying Wayforward games?!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on June 25, 2013, 06:52:31 PM
On the fence about buying Super Luigi U. On one hand, my daughter and I will love playing it, on the other hand it's only 135 minutes worth of game play, if you run the timer down to the last second in every level.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on June 25, 2013, 07:38:36 PM
Assuming you manage to get everything in every level on the first shot. Which I can safely say, you won't unless you're some sort of 2D Mario savant.

Also, it's a great vocabulary builder.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on June 25, 2013, 08:33:56 PM
So I traded in Animal Crossing because seriously f**k that game
What did you not like about it?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on June 25, 2013, 08:43:01 PM
Since no one seems to care about the other "recent..." topics, I'll just post here: I recently picked up Muramasa Rebirth (Vita), Hotline Miami (Vita/PS3), and Project-o CrossaSONE (Project X Zone - 3DS).  I also got Mario & DK: Minis on the Move, a game that really kind of sucks. I doubt I'll play much more of it after having completed a good 30-40 puzzles.

Incidentally, seeing Muramasa on the Vita's screen led me to changing my Dragon's Crown reservation from the PS3 version to the Vita version. Vanillaware games just seem made to be played on that screen, and that kind of brawler seems to suit the handheld experience better than the console experience IMO.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on June 25, 2013, 08:45:05 PM
What did you not like about it?

To be fair, I didn't like Farmville either.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on June 25, 2013, 08:51:07 PM
What did you not like about it?

To be fair, I didn't like Farmville either.
So does this mean your answer is "Everything!"?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on June 25, 2013, 09:56:48 PM
Pretty much. There's no game there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Three4Flinching on June 30, 2013, 01:36:55 PM
My most recent gaming purchases are:


Aliens: Infestation (DS), Kurukuru Kururin (GBA), Mario Golf Advance Tour (GBA) and Mario Power Tennis (GBA).








Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on June 30, 2013, 05:23:06 PM
Metroid 2 because after playing Other M why not.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 30, 2013, 08:41:36 PM
I bought a 3DS XL today (so everyone waiting for a neat new color scheme keep your eyes on the announcements the next few weeks). I transferred all my stuff from my original launch day 3DS without any issue. I haven't played much on it so far, having other things to do today, but man that screen is gorgeous. Sure, it's not as high-resolution as a Vita or even the Wii U GamePad, but it's really big and bright and I think it's fantastic.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on June 30, 2013, 10:44:16 PM
Boarderlands 2. Starts way to slow with a forced tutorial everytime you start a new character..
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on July 01, 2013, 07:37:44 AM
Henry Hatsworth (DS) - Have heard mixed reviews, but for $5 I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 01, 2013, 07:44:34 AM
Henry Hatsworth (DS) - Have heard mixed reviews, but for $5 I'll give it a shot.
$5 is a steal for this great game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on July 04, 2013, 10:01:55 PM
Bah... more purchases that I should turn down, but didn't.

WarioWare D.I.Y. (DS) -- Not sure if it will replace Petit Computer as my preferred creation tool, but I've been interested in trying this game for a while.  $1

Glory to Heracles (DS) -- Reviews aren't great... but it looks like a decent RPG and I'm a sucker for the genre. $1

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii) -- Frankly I bought this for the Fate of Atlantis unlockable more than the actual game. Very excited to give Fate of Atlantis a shot... even if this was considerably more expensive than the other games.  $5

MySims SkyHeroes (Wii) -- I  have kids, and this was $0.50.  No further justification needed.  Heck, at that price I'd buy just for a spare Wii case.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on July 04, 2013, 10:04:08 PM
The Denpamen 2 beyond the waves (3DS)
Shining force: The Sword of Hajya (3DS)
Defender of Oasis (3DS VC)
The Walking Dead: 400 days (360)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on July 04, 2013, 10:48:26 PM
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Steam)

Fighting games don't get much better than this. The only downside is that all of the pre-rendered cinematics look like crap now that they've escaped their console confines. On the plus side, the rest of the game looks gorgeous. It's super sharp and super clean.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 04, 2013, 11:27:22 PM
I just bought Firaxis pack (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPBZDPE/ref=cm_sw_su_dp) for 20$.

Not sure why, since it's extremely unlikely i will get to play any of these games in coming years...

On the plus side, the rest of the game looks gorgeous. It's super sharp and super clean.
Yeah, it does indeed look muddy on consoles. Still, a great game, story mode is amazing. Don't want to buy it the second time though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on July 05, 2013, 06:25:06 AM
Glory to Heracles (DS) -- Reviews aren't great... but it looks like a decent RPG and I'm a sucker for the genre. $1

Worth it just for the localization.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on July 05, 2013, 02:58:58 PM
Two more cheapies:
But the big news today is what arrived in the mail: Skies of Arcadia Legends (GC). Very excited about this game. Maybe it won't live up to the hype, but the price was reasonable (not cheap) and I'm a sucker for RPGs.  This is the last GameCube game I cared about enough to look for.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on July 05, 2013, 03:18:30 PM
Skies of Arcadia Legends is an excellent buy. You will certainly get a lot of quality hours out of it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on July 05, 2013, 10:29:48 PM
Skyrim, so far so good. The game is huge, although the ps3 version is kind of buggy.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on July 05, 2013, 11:10:17 PM
So they've patched it from unplayable to somewhat playable in 20 months. At this rate, it'll work competently in... 2017?

Also, Project X Zone has more boobs per battle than any RPG I've ever seen. And these chapters are starting to hit the hour mark, and introducing characters in order of give-a-crap is kinda getting old (I just got the Valkyria Chronicles characters, haven't seen Mega Man/Zero AT ALL yet, etc.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on July 05, 2013, 11:59:37 PM
Skies of Arcadia is a game I like to go back and replay every few years. Few non-Nintendo games do that for me anymore. Speaking of which, I'm due for a replay...


Kudos for getting the Indiana Jones game, ejamer. I am tempted to do the same thing. I loved the original DOS version of Fate of Atlantis and having it on the Wii has become a preferred way to play classic  Point and Click Adventure games. Let me know how the port turned out. Never read reviews on how the port performed on the Wii.


In other news...I'M DEBT FREE!!!


What this means is that I can ramp down my crazy work schedule and spend more time and money on games. It's been a few years of HELL but all worth it. I just dropped like $150 cash on games. This has never felt so good.


Fire Emblem Awakening
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
Okamiden
Pandoras Tower
Animal Crossing New Leaf


Also got the board game Zombies!!!


I'm also borrowing Star Fox 64 3D from my sister. I don't remember the original being this hard...either lost my touch or the 3DS XL controls are throwing me off. It does cramp my hands to use the 'classic' style.


Love the expanded multiplayer; hate the new voice overs. Even a decade and a half later and those original voices are still emblazoned in my head...feels the same as when I watch the Hobbit movie while reciting the book's dialogue only to get irritated when Jackson cut out my favorite lines. It can be cringeworthy.


So I see all of these games I want to purchase still. Of course a Wii U and the obvious titles will be in the near future, but not sure about that one. Part of being debt free is just paying cash for things. But I will have a greatly expanded budget for games. I have a 360 and I know a ton of quality games are on that system...only I'd rather drop money on re-releases of old Rare games. Any suggestions of quality 360 games would be appreciated.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Morari on July 06, 2013, 12:48:34 AM
Also got the board game Zombies!!!

Not a huge fan. The end-game, once the helipad comes out, is particularly painful. My group ended up house-ruling so much of the game that very little remained in the end. I'd recommend Last Night on Earth over Zombies!!! every time. If you're set on it though, at least get the Zombies!!! 3.5 expansion. It's all event cards, so it doesn't bloat the game like the other add-ons do.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on July 06, 2013, 09:17:59 AM
Finally got a WiiU and have to go pick it up. Other than ZombieU I don't really have an idea whats to get. Asscred and Batman are out since I can an have plyed them on PC. Stop giving a crap about Mario games quite a long time ago. Otherwise it's a big wait till xenochronicles or whatever it's called now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 06, 2013, 09:27:53 AM
If puzzle metroidvania sounds interesting to you, get Toki Tori 2.

My favourite Wii U game so far. The puzzles get very hard though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on July 06, 2013, 09:49:17 AM
I could have gotten the first one via Humble Bundle, but it didn't tickle my fancy as it were. When I finally get it in to the house I will hit up the e-shop or something. I won't bother with anything that isn't an exclusive unless it is really really special. Thanks for the sugeestion. keep them coming.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 06, 2013, 10:22:53 AM
I could have gotten the first one via Humble Bundle, but it didn't tickle my fancy as it were.
From what i understand (never played first game) Toki Tori 2 is a completely different beast from first one.

New features like nonlinear structure of the puzzles and arsenal of tools reduced to mere two abilities really made the game for me.

And Toki Tori 2 IS exclusive for Wii U for now... Let me check... Hehe, Steam version will hit in just five days :D (three months after Wii U release). So hurry :P

Also check out Tekken -- it's multiplatform but it does have a few Wii U exclusive modes.

And don't hate on Mario, it's really fun when playing it drunk with bros. Even sober and alone it's still great
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on July 06, 2013, 05:30:33 PM
I took advantage of Sony's PlayStation Network summer sale and bought the following:
 
- Batman Arkham Asylum
- Ratchet & Clank HD Collection
- Mortal Kombat (MK9)
 
Arkham Asylum is really enjoyable; it reminds me of Metroid. And Mark Hamill is still fantastic as the Joker.
Should I buy Arkham City next? Is it better than the first game?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on July 06, 2013, 08:34:35 PM
Its been a while since I played either, but Arkham City is definitely a worthy sequel.  It's more open-worldy, but everything that made the first great is still there.

I picked up Bully on the Steam sale for $3 the other day along with Skulls of the Shogun on PC.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on July 09, 2013, 09:43:35 PM
Awww... PSN, why you go hurting my wallet like that?

Crimson Gem Saga ($3.49)
Yggdra Union ($2.49)
Riviera: The Promised Land ($2.49)
Knights in the Nightmare ($3.49)
Class of Heroes ($3.49)

Grand total: $15.45... Ok, guess it didn't hurt my wallet that much. The backlog is a different story though: how long will it take to finish another five RPGs?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on July 09, 2013, 10:40:38 PM
...
In other news...I'M DEBT FREE!!!
...
Congratulations!  I've got 5 years or so to go if everything goes ok.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 11, 2013, 10:59:34 PM
Got Scribblenauts Unlimited on Steam sale for 3 bucks.

I guess i should be thankful that Nintendo of Europe kept delaying and delaying Wii U version, or i could have bought it full price day one.

i still want a Wii U version, damn you Shibata!

Also jumped on Metro for 1 cent Bestbuy "deal" (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Deep+Silver+-+Metro%3A+Last+Light+(Digital+Download)/9592148.p?id=1219046650885&skuid=9592148&sellerId=) (or error) using fake NA address. I'm now waiting how it'll go.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 25, 2013, 11:52:36 PM
Got Darksiders 1 on Steam for 4 bucks.

I have second one for my Wii U and i always wanted to try out the first game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on July 26, 2013, 08:52:16 AM
New game get round-up for the past few weeks, mostly received through trades:

* Hexyz Force (PSP): $3.50. Figured since I bought most of the other Atlus RPGs on sale, might as well grab this one too. Looks pretty old-school and reviews are mixed, but I like old-school JRPGs and the price is compelling.
* WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase (WiiWare): Free. Someone who didn't want/need their Club Nintendo reward offered it to me. I already ordered the CD soundtrack, but was keen on trying this game since I found the DS counterpart for a buck not long ago.
* Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (3DS VC): Via trade at 99gamers.com.  Another cheap pick-up as the person selling didn't want their Club Nintendo prize.
* Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii): Via trade at 99gamers.com. Wanted this game for a long time, but gave up waiting for a sale/price drop. Jumped on a complete and excellent condition copy that was offered cheap.
* Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii): Via trade at 99gamers.com. Another game I'm not going to play for a while, but my Wii collection is so close to being "complete"...
* Viewtiful Joe (GC): Via trade at 99gamers.com. I don't love this game, but the quality is undeniable and I wanted to fill the last empty spot on my GameCube shelf. Problem solved.
* Darksiders (PC/Steam): Via trade at vgfive.com.  Sad story about the trading site suffering a painful death after a promising start. Between postage increases, getting bought out, and losing consumer confidence it looks like a tailspin they won't recover from. Glad to have cashed out my last credits on this digital code.
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Post by: Adrock on July 26, 2013, 09:29:54 AM
Shinobi 3DS. It was on sale at Target for $12.99 which is the cheapest I've seen it at a brick and mortar store. It came with a Luigi stylus for some reason. I haven't opened it yet.
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Post by: Ceric on July 26, 2013, 09:34:33 AM
Shinobi 3DS. It was on sale at Target for $12.99 which is the cheapest I've seen it at a brick and mortar store. It came with a Luigi stylus for some reason. I haven't opened it yet.
I probably bite on that.  I'm sure the TN stores aren't doing that...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Chad Sexington on July 27, 2013, 12:38:30 AM
I just bought the Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS (digital) and I also got a Crono Trigger DS game from eBay.

I've only beat them once, when they first came out.  I barely remember anything about the stories/secrets/tricks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: RedBlue on July 27, 2013, 01:08:58 AM
Pre-order Wind waker HD for 49.99 on Amazon.com
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Post by: broodwars on July 27, 2013, 01:12:16 AM
Pre-order Wind waker HD for 49.99 on Amazon.com

Uh...no. I will not buy that for a high price.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on August 11, 2013, 12:06:19 AM
a little known gem called Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on August 11, 2013, 10:01:30 AM
3DS XL is on sale at Target this week for $175 so yeah, I bought one of those. In black. As expected.
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Post by: Oblivion on August 11, 2013, 11:53:24 AM
I want to wait for the price to drop to 169.99 on sale.
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Post by: Adrock on August 11, 2013, 04:13:28 PM
Best Buy just had a $30 off sale a little over two weeks ago so I figured there wouldn't be one for a while if Target was doing a sale today. $25 is close enough. I forgot that Best Buy price matches so no Reward Zone points for me. I'll live since I should get a ton from the iPhone and iMac I plan to buy there within the next few months.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on August 14, 2013, 08:23:18 PM
Grabbed Payday 2 and Saint's Row IV from GMG.  Only managed to poke around a little bit in Payday, but I'm looking forward to some sweet, sweet, co-op action.  Anybody else playing it on PC?
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Post by: Lucario on August 14, 2013, 09:06:42 PM
ASSASSIN'S CREED 1 & 2
picked it up at EB brand new for $9!!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 14, 2013, 09:15:11 PM
After a painfully long back-and-forth process, ended up grabbing a Wii U (basic model, on sale for $200 new) that works after returning the first defective one.  Supplemented that with Nintendo Land and Batman Arkham Asylum (new copies for $15 each, in the mail now courtesy a friend) and downloaded Donkey Kong and the Rayman Legends Challenge App.

Thoughts and impressions so far:
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Post by: azeke on August 14, 2013, 11:34:30 PM
using a cable (no drop in the same room, so double-ha!).
Wii U has no LAN socket so there's that. There's always that USB connector thingy though.

Also, get Wonderful 101 demo.

It's uh-mayzing!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 15, 2013, 07:13:55 AM
using a cable (no drop in the same room, so double-ha!).
Wii U has no LAN socket so there's that. There's always that USB connector thingy though.

Also, get Wonderful 101 demo.

It's uh-mayzing!


I've got a Wii LAN adapter and have heard that it works for Wii U. If there was an ethernet drop in the same room I'd already know.


I did grab the Wonderful 101 demo but haven't had time to try it yet. Not really in a rush either: the game just doesn't look that appealing, although reviews have been positive. I'm more likely to grab some small stuff first (Star Wars Pinball and Toki Tori 2 are both right up my alley).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Lucario on August 15, 2013, 09:06:00 PM
After a painfully long back-and-forth process, ended up grabbing a Wii U (basic model, on sale for $200 new) that works after returning the first defective one.  Supplemented that with Nintendo Land and Batman Arkham Asylum (new copies for $15 each, in the mail now courtesy a friend) and downloaded Donkey Kong and the Rayman Legends Challenge App.

Thoughts and impressions so far:
 
  • Wii U hardware - Meh. Not that impressed... although I'm confident software will justify the purchase over time.  One major detractor: WiFi reception is extremely poor compared to every other device I own. Trying to do anything online is a painful experience, often involving multiple dropped connections and numerous error messages.
    Sadly, unreliable network access kills almost all of the non-gaming features the console could have for us. Maybe I can do some tweaking to improve this... but I've already played with the router settings and analyzed WiFi networks in the area for interference. Options are running low outside of replacing our router (ha!) or using a cable (no drop in the same room, so double-ha!).
  • Rayman Legends Challenge App - Fantastic. Playing this has reminded me just how much impressive the art and level design was in Rayman Origins. I fully expect Rayman Legends to be just as enjoyable. This series is better than any recent 2D Mario in my opinion, and is the closest thing to a system seller (despite going multi-platform) as Wii U has on the schedule so far.
  • Donkey Kong - Wow, this is brutal. Was the arcade version much better, or has nostalgia led me astray?
Why u get basic pack!? :@
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 15, 2013, 10:44:20 PM
... Wii U (basic model, on sale for $200 new) ...
Why u get basic pack!? :@


When you look at the price paid, all other models cost significantly more without offering any meaningful value (unless you prefer downloading games to buying physical copies and plan to buy more than $500 of digital content from the Wii U eShop before the end of next year). I don't like digital goods - especially not with Nintendo's current hardware-based account policies - so the decision was easy.


Do the math: a $200 base system is way better than a $300+ deluxe version at this point in time.
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Post by: azeke on August 15, 2013, 11:30:15 PM
Yep, basic is a better price proposition for many. I downloaded a fair share eShop games, and will probably download my first digital retail game with Wonderful 101 (so i can play it day one, without waiting weeks in shipping) and it all will still barely account to 100$ and console is almost one year old already. There is just no way i'm going to more than spend 500$ Euros on eShop in the next two years.

Also i prefer white coloured consoles.

Returning to topic.

I used Humble EA bundle thing and got Mirror's Edge, Dead Space 1 and a few other games i don't even remember for 1$.

Also DuckTales on Wii U.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 16, 2013, 08:37:35 AM
...

I used Humble EA bundle thing and got Mirror's Edge, Dead Space 1 and a few other games i don't even remember for 1$.

...


I grabbed this Humble Bundle package too. Great deal, even though I only care about Mirror's Edge and Dead Space.


Pushing acceptance of their Origin service is surely a hidden goal... but still pretty cool of EA to put all proceeds to charity (plus most games have Steam versions anyway).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on August 16, 2013, 12:24:44 PM
I know I am out of the loop, been real busy with school and life but things have finally slowed down to a point where I can get back into gaming so here goes. Recently I stumbled upon a box at a thrift store that contained a working CD-i with DVC and normal pads and a ton of games, for the whopping price of $2 plus tax. I posted that sucker on craigslist and within a couple of hours I had traded it for a PS2 Slim and fifteen games, not a bad deal considering I missed out on PS2 because I was totally into the Gamecube only back then. Can you blame me the GC was so awesome. Anyways I am realizing now that I didn't miss as much as I thought I did, there are a few games that I like right now I am getting into FF12 but it's not living up to my expectations so far. I tried to get into Jak 2 but I am not really sure if that is going to work out.

I have God of War and Maximo that both look interesting but haven't tried them yet. Other than that I am saving up to get either a Wii U this holiday or a PS4 depending on a few factors. I am still wanting a Wii U but I am on the fence till more games come out. Oh by the way Cd-i is suckage all around, not worth the $2 bucks I gave for is so I am surprised someone traded me for it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on August 16, 2013, 05:04:50 PM
Heh, I remember first getting a PS2 toward the end of that gen.  I got a used system that still works to this day, pretty much just for FFX, which I loved.  I really enjoyed FFXII, but not enough to beat it :P

As for me, I grabbed Red Faction Guerilla, as it was $4 for Steam's deal of the day.  I'm pretty sure that's the one that people seem to like, so I hope I get around to actually playing it some time.
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Post by: alegoicoe on August 16, 2013, 06:21:30 PM
just got my copy of Pikmin 3 ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on August 16, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
Yep, basic is a better price proposition for many. I downloaded a fair share eShop games, and will probably download my first digital retail game with Wonderful 101 (so i can play it day one, without waiting weeks in shipping) and it all will still barely account to 100$ and console is almost one year old already. There is just no way i'm going to more than spend 500$ Euros on eShop in the next two years.

Also i prefer white coloured consoles.

Returning to topic.

I used Humble EA bundle thing and got Mirror's Edge, Dead Space 1 and a few other games i don't even remember for 1$.

Also DuckTales on Wii U.
Wait I don't remember Mirror Edge was originally in their now I'll probably get it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 16, 2013, 09:07:58 PM
I cannot wait to show y'all my next purchase.  I'll be getting it this Sunday. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 16, 2013, 09:24:53 PM
Nice! My younger brother doesn't want his N64 anymore, so passed it along to me.  Included were Mario Party, GoldenEye, Donkey Kong 64, and Harvest Moon 64.  Free games are always good... but I'm considering it a loaner more than a gift. Who knows what nostalgia he'll have in 5-10 years? Harvest Moon 64 is a pretty sweet game after all.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 17, 2013, 08:44:00 PM
I've been driving for roughly 12 hours.  Have about an hour left to drive (and there's a stop for a super-late dinner in there).  Then, after a relaxing stay in the hotel room, I'll be out early in the morning to pick up my new gaming purchase. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 17, 2013, 08:52:44 PM
Lemme guess it's the newest ripoff in gaming... Disney Infinity?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 17, 2013, 08:55:56 PM
Why would I drive 12+ hours for Disney Infinity?  Hell no. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 17, 2013, 09:00:12 PM
Well it's either Disney Infinity or the new 12GB Playstation 3 judging by our new releases at Kmart on Sunday, so what is it?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: nickmitch on August 17, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
He's not driving nor would be excited for a PS3.

It's gotta be something rare and obscure. And, more likely than not, Nintendo related. . .
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 17, 2013, 09:10:29 PM
I was being sarcastic, dude. I was saying that it was pretty much guaranteed to be Disney Infinity. The Sunday he said he'd be getting this mysterious item is too big of a coincidence for him.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 17, 2013, 09:19:02 PM
I didn't say it was a new release. :D

He's not driving nor would be excited for a PS3.

It's gotta be something rare and obscure. And, more likely than not, Nintendo related. . .
Yup.  And I had to take the seats out of the back of my PT Cruiser and measure the entire back to make sure it'd fit. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ymeegod on August 17, 2013, 09:25:37 PM
At E3, Nintendo did have those huge ass displays?  Did UB buy himself an lifesize Mario Kart ;0.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: nickmitch on August 17, 2013, 09:50:43 PM
I was being sarcastic, dude.

My bad, bro.

I wonder if it's an arcade machine.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on August 17, 2013, 10:52:34 PM
PT Cruiser... does it happen to have a Nintendo related paint job?

An arcade machine is probably too big for a car like that and I wouldn't they are that rare that you would have to drive 12 hours to get one. My guess would be some sort of giant plastic mario, maybe riding on a Yoshi.
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Post by: Shaymin on August 17, 2013, 11:26:36 PM
Radar Scope cocktail machine or bust.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on August 18, 2013, 12:08:36 AM

I didn't say it was a new release. :D

He's not driving nor would be excited for a PS3.

It's gotta be something rare and obscure. And, more likely than not, Nintendo related. . .
Yup.  And I had to take the seats out of the back of my PT Cruiser and measure the entire back to make sure it'd fit. :D

F-Zero GX Arcade Cabinet, Star Fox Armada Cabinet or a Namco Mario Kart cabinet.


My guesses.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 18, 2013, 12:55:29 AM
At E3, Nintendo did have those huge ass displays?  Did UB buy himself an lifesize Mario Kart ;0.

Nope.  Other direction.  I'm in South Carolina.  Although, I suppose, someone could have moved it to South Carolina where I'm picking it up.  But no.

Radar Scope cocktail machine or bust.

Nope.  Those might be a little too much out of my price range... :)

F-Zero GX Arcade Cabinet, Star Fox Armada Cabinet or a Namco Mario Kart cabinet.

Cool, but I don't think any one of those would fit in my PT Cruiser. :D

PT Cruiser... does it happen to have a Nintendo related paint job?

Nope.  Plain, boring silver.

An arcade machine is probably too big for a car like that and I wouldn't they are that rare that you would have to drive 12 hours to get one. My guess would be some sort of giant plastic mario, maybe riding on a Yoshi.

Your guess would be wrong. :D

I wonder if it's an arcade machine.

Your guess is right.  With some minor disassembly and reassembly, what I'm getting will fit in my car just fine (according to the measurements I was given).  It is a little on the rare side for the machine that it is.  Getting a great deal on it and it's supposedly in really good shape (and appears as such from the photos).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on August 18, 2013, 11:53:28 AM
Hmmm... PT Cruiser.  I'm actually looking to get into a smaller car.  I think I might want a Smart for Two.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 18, 2013, 10:27:20 PM
It's not set in the room yet, so I couldn't get a lot of photos, but here she is, at home, safe and sound...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-08-18210516_zps950e9e47.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-08-18210516_zps950e9e47.jpg.html)

Search "Nintendo Red Tent" for more info. :D
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Post by: nickmitch on August 18, 2013, 10:42:23 PM
Wow! Color me impressed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 18, 2013, 10:49:45 PM
It's not in quite as good of shape as I would have liked, but considering it's 28 years old at this point, I can't complain.

And here's how I was able to buy it.  Basically, I got it free. :D

http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=108680
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Post by: oohhboy on August 18, 2013, 10:54:35 PM
Closer to "Pink" tent right now. Well this is definately a bit of Nintendo history I had no idea existed or remembered. Now I can see why you drove 12 hours one way. Not me, but I can see why you did what you did. Congrasts on getting your hands on some pretty cool Nintendo History. Any plans to restoring it to full red?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 18, 2013, 10:59:35 PM
It is red - the lighting in the picture is pretty bad.

Plan on swapping the games (Currently, Mach Rider vs. and Gold vs.) and maybe some touch-up here or there...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on August 19, 2013, 12:21:14 AM
Just in time for gritty open-world Mach Rider reboot on Wii U ;p

i wish
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Post by: UncleBob on August 19, 2013, 12:23:23 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-08-18224250_zpse3aeca9a.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-08-18224250_zpse3aeca9a.jpg.html)

Serial number #00069.  The immature kid inside of me giggled.

By the way, who was it that said I wasn't really a Nintendo fan?  This gets me some credit in that department, right? :D
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Post by: Oblivion on August 19, 2013, 02:01:51 AM
...what is it?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 19, 2013, 02:05:56 AM
Search "Nintendo Red Tent" (http://bit.ly/14cfTXj) for more info. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 19, 2013, 02:07:16 AM
I would've sold it for cash.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 19, 2013, 02:20:09 AM
The SNES game?  I did sell it for cash.  Then, used some of it to go buy this machine. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on August 20, 2013, 01:00:24 AM
Well, I just picked up The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for my PS3. Yes, I've seen the reviews. No, I don't care. Why? Because last week reviewers were giving DuckTales 4s and 5s, too. Earlier this year, they were showering trash like Bioshock Infinite with 10s. I've been following this game for a few years now, and the one consistent thing I've seen about it is that it's never really been given a fair shot.  I'm going to give it a fair shot as someone who's not an uber-XCOM fan. If it's crap, so be it. I knew what I was getting into.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 20, 2013, 01:07:23 AM
trash like Bioshock Infinite with 10s


*sigh*
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on August 20, 2013, 03:02:58 AM
trash like Bioshock Infinite with 10s


*sigh*

Was that a sigh of agreement over how utterly disappointing Bioshock Infinite was, or a sigh that I just dared to call what many sites will mistakenly call a "Game of the Year" candidate "garbage"?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 20, 2013, 03:04:30 AM
The latter. I thought it was pretty good. Not Game of the Year though. That, for me, goes to The Last of Us.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on August 20, 2013, 03:11:42 AM
The latter. I thought it was pretty good. Not Game of the Year though. That, for me, goes to The Last of Us.

Well, my personal Game of the Year so far is Tomb Raider, but I won't argue when the consensus pick across the Internet turns out to be The Last of Us. It's quite an excellent game. I just had more fun with Tomb Raider, so I'm partial to it.

As for Bioshock Infinite, I felt like anything approaching "joy" in that game was gradually sucked out after the 1st few hours by hour upon hour of the same, dull, arena-based combat encounters.  The combat was made even worse in the latter half of the game when the game focuses exclusively on it, topped off with that absolutely awful stretch backtracking through the city fighting...well...you know.

To me, Bioshock Infinite peaked in its opening hour, and the rest of the game was a downhill slide from there. By comparison, I felt Bioshocks 1 and 2 were far better designed and had better stories.  I think it says a lot about how lacking in story ideas Levine & his team were for Columbia that as soon as it came time to do DLC they ran right back to Rapture instead.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 20, 2013, 04:01:00 AM
I feel like Tomb Raider was also very, very good, I feel like it was as well-rounded* as The Last of Us. Unlike the TLoU, Tomb Raider's story did not grip me whatsoever. I did not care for anyone, and I especially didn't give a **** about all the extra stuff you could find that would "flesh out" the character. The gameplay, like TLoU, was solid however.


*Well-rounded meaning the story, gameplay elements, music, voice acting, graphics, multiplayer, and controls were all top notch. Tomb Raider had almost of all that, but not quite.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on August 20, 2013, 04:24:28 PM
Agreed on Tomb Raider, loved it.  Even went back to replay some of it recently.  That experience made me realize how much the game could have really used not just more temples, but more complex ones as well.  I felt the ones they did include were essentially one puzzle to solve and you beat it, but hopefully the next entry won't have to worry so much about the narrative and focus more on the exploration.

Well, I just picked up The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for my PS3. Yes, I've seen the reviews. No, I don't care. Why? Because last week reviewers were giving DuckTales 4s and 5s, too. Earlier this year, they were showering trash like Bioshock Infinite with 10s. I've been following this game for a few years now, and the one consistent thing I've seen about it is that it's never really been given a fair shot.  I'm going to give it a fair shot as someone who's not an uber-XCOM fan. If it's crap, so be it. I knew what I was getting into.

I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this.  I like the idea of a tactical action kinda game, but GiantBomb's quicklook didn't do this game any favours in my eyes.  The game looked really janky to me. 
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Post by: oohhboy on August 21, 2013, 01:06:09 AM
I have that game too, but for some reason, it won't unlock for another 2 days in NZ. I was totally againsts it during the reveal, but I brought it on a whim when it came bundled with spec ops and X-com EU for like half the price steam was offering. It should be good for some laughs. Maybe the PC version is a bit better.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on August 21, 2013, 01:14:42 AM
Well, I just picked up The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for my PS3. Yes, I've seen the reviews. No, I don't care. Why? Because last week reviewers were giving DuckTales 4s and 5s, too. Earlier this year, they were showering trash like Bioshock Infinite with 10s. I've been following this game for a few years now, and the one consistent thing I've seen about it is that it's never really been given a fair shot.  I'm going to give it a fair shot as someone who's not an uber-XCOM fan. If it's crap, so be it. I knew what I was getting into.

I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this.  I like the idea of a tactical action kinda game, but GiantBomb's quicklook didn't do this game any favours in my eyes.  The game looked really janky to me.

I'm very early in the game right now (I've only completed 1 official mission), but so far...it's pretty OK, but it's pretty obvious this game's ceiling is in the 7-8 range. It's not blowing me away, but I'm having a decent time with it. It definitely has nowhere near the level of polish that Enemy Unknown had, though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 21, 2013, 05:47:42 PM
By the way, who was it that said I wasn't really a Nintendo fan?  This gets me some credit in that department, right? :D

So... continuing my quest to prove that person wrong (because we all know how I can't let things go...), I got an e-mail last night...

Zelda: Symphony is returning to Chicago for a "Season 2" show.  I want to go soooo badly.  This will be my third show.

Problem is, the concert is on the evening of BLACK FRIDAY.  Starts at 8 PM and I'm a six hour drive.

I know I don't talk a lot about my job on here, but this week, I'm upstate on business and I'm working with my boss.  I joked about needing Black Friday off.  He didn't think it was funny.  Anyway, I should be done with everything by like ten in the morning (just a guess), but the problem is, previous years, I've worked crazy 24+ hours shifts to try and execute everything.  So, I really want to go... but I don't want to be the one to drive.

Whined to my wife who gave the okay. :D

So, bought my tickets this morning.  You know, I've gotten good tickets before.  Great, even.

Today, as soon as the tickets went on pre-sale (only to those who attended the first concert), I had my laptop out to buy them.  What's this?  "VIP Package"? hm.  Okay, sold.

Two tickets, VIP Package... $332.  I don't even know what the VIP Package is.

BUT... I'm am literally *front* row, in the two seats beside the center aisle.

Yay!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on August 21, 2013, 06:02:22 PM
UncleBob I remember those machines, they had one in my local arcade back in the day with Super Mario Bros. on it. One reason why for years I swore it had to be an arcade game but then years latter learned the real story. I am an arcade gamer above all else and what you have sir is next to the holy grail of arcade games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on August 21, 2013, 08:33:30 PM
I don't know about "holy grail" (I think that'd be one of the vector machines), but the moment I saw it on eBay, I knew I had to have it.  :D

On the NintendoAge forum, I kinda left this part out (for fear someone else would go in and buy the machine out from under me or something), but I had pretty much already decided on wanting to get the machine.  After missing the local-ish PlayChoice 10 unit that sold (for only $500!), I started watching eBay religiously, because I didn't want to miss such a great deal again.  This one popped up - and I had never seen one like it before.  From there, I decided it was time to sell the SNES game to fund the dream. :D

I just won an eBay auction for the Super Mario Bros. game as well - so, hopefully, it will arrive soon and be functional. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 21, 2013, 09:23:24 PM
There's an MK2 arcade machine at a local recreation/amusement store for $895. I want it. They also have a mint condition Killer Instinct 2 machine for $995. I also want that.
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Post by: toddra on August 21, 2013, 11:11:57 PM
Well I never cared for the Vector games, I even prefer Asteroids on the 2600. The arcade machines I would love to get are the Cocktail Ms. Pac-Man, TMNT 4 player (not turtles in time), X-Men six player, Pole Position full sit down model, and a Play Choice 10.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on August 23, 2013, 04:16:39 PM
I got a ton of stuff today. I decided to go ahead and get in on the PS3 since it it has finally dropped down to affordable price. I picked up a $199 16GB slim with a few choice games. I got Mortal Kombat Komplete, Super Street Fighter IV, Oblivion Game of the Year Edition (already had it on PC a while back but the selection was thing so eh), Devil May Cry HD Trilogy, Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Jak and Dexter Collection, Lost Planet, Sonic Generations, Final Fantasy 13, and a $50 dollar PSN card that I will spend latter today. I also picked up GTA 3, MK Deception, and Namco Museum for PS2 on the real cheap.
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Post by: Halbred on August 23, 2013, 09:47:59 PM
I finally got around to buying Guacamelee. Damn, that **** is tight.
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Post by: UncleBob on August 23, 2013, 10:18:59 PM
Hm.  Concert isn't Black Friday - it's a week before.  Thanksgiving falls late this year.

Great news for me, sad news for my wife, who doesn't really care to go anyway, but did like the idea of a weekend in Chicago.
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Post by: Ymeegod on August 24, 2013, 01:09:21 AM
Why did you buy the slim PS3 12GB?  The internal drive (I believe you meant 12GB or did you mean 160?) will be filled up with a couple of games, games like GTA 5 with eats 8GB's alone. 

You could have gotten the 320GB ps3 slim at that price or you could have gotten the GTA 5 500GB bundle for a little more $270.

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You could go with an external drive (usb) for the PS3 but it's format is a lowly fat32 format and some games refuse to install to external drives anyhow--which annoyed me and forced me to up my internal drive of my Fat PS3 awhile back.


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Post by: Shaymin on August 24, 2013, 07:53:12 AM
Terabyte drives that can be put into the PS3 cost $60/$70 at this point.
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Post by: toddra on August 24, 2013, 01:14:45 PM
It was a 12 GB model and because it was the cheapest they had. Also I have a full 1.5 TB hard drive I will be adding to it if I need but as for GTA first that game isn't for me second I buy retail so the drive is only for game saves and PSN games for me. It was the cheapest in town I checked every store it was only $199 which was my limit.



On the subject of PSN games, I picked up Mega Man 9 and 10 bundle, Final Fantasy 7 PSClassic, Sonic Adventure, and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD, and Castlevania Symphony of the Night PS Classic. All in all I am satisfied with my purchase. I still have some money left over so I am still contemplating a hand held but I have to look at the iOS App Store first.
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Post by: Ymeegod on August 24, 2013, 04:40:02 PM
Doesn't matter if it's physical or not:  PS3 games require mandatory install files and some games are freaking huge and even few smaller ones like 2-4GB isn't to uncommon. 

Is your 1.5GB dive 3.5?  You really do need an 2.5 internal drive replacement vs an 3.5 external drive because some games will not install on the external drive.  Also you'll have to partition that 1.5TB drive into fat32 (into 16GB sections).

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Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on August 24, 2013, 06:41:25 PM
it isn't internal it is a USB drive. I am a computer science major so I am sure I can get it to work. I read up on it before buying so I am sure I will be fine.
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Post by: shingi_70 on August 24, 2013, 08:25:40 PM
Halo Spartan Assault.


Also got the EA bumble and the weekly one.
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Post by: alegoicoe on August 25, 2013, 02:01:54 AM
Just started playing tomb raider for pc. So far the game tries too hard to separate it self from the Uncharted series but its hard not to notice the clear similarities, specially in platformin section. Lastly, the QTE are rampant, othervthan that is a pretty enjoyable experience.
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Post by: shingi_70 on August 25, 2013, 10:18:52 AM
Asphalt 7 for Windows 8. Pretty fun and decent looking game so far. Doesn't look as good as eight and my fingers get tired. I need t get a real mouse or the PC connector for my 360 controller. It has cross platform play and saves with the windows phone version which is cool.


Halo Spartan Assault is a pretty good and they manage to get everything about Halo into the game play. It does make playing a bit complicated for some weapons. Gameplay is solid but akward since i'm using my laptops touch screen since I don't have a mouse. A patch with 360/one controller support is supposed to be coming soon. I hate that you have to earn credits to get items, but it doesn't matter since Halo 4 achivements unlocked some of the best gear in the game for me to use.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on August 25, 2013, 06:18:17 PM
I was at Target school shopping and I had to pick up two more PS3 games, they were God of War Saga and Ratchet and Clank Collection. I played the first few zones of Sonic Generations, I gotta say that is the best Sonic gaming on a console I have played in years. It plays like Sega really put some effort into that game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 25, 2013, 06:49:48 PM
Do gifts count?  My little girl got a beautiful pink DSi system today. For $44 new, seemed like a good insurance policy since I don't need to share my 3DS any longer.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on August 29, 2013, 09:29:30 PM
New Super Luigi U retail copy.  My brother is borrowing my Wii U right now, but I figure I better scoop up a physical copy before they stop selling them.  Looking forward to playing through the game again!
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Post by: Lucario on August 29, 2013, 11:33:24 PM
Year of luigi has some awesome games coming out!
Next year.... year of WALUIGI!
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Post by: shingi_70 on August 30, 2013, 09:08:39 AM
I bought the room for Android. I here good things about it.
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Post by: UncleBob on August 30, 2013, 10:00:37 AM
So, I've been doing some research on my Red Tent.  I'm super excited. :D

KLOV lists the machines as coming out in 1985.  When I was swapping Vs. SMB into it, I had to pull the board out.  Tucked deep into the system were some index cards that appear to be something that whomever originally owned the machine used to keep track of repairs and such.  One is type-writer fonts (photocopied, cut out and taped to an index card) of various abbreviations for things that could go wrong with an arcade machine.  The other is just a hand written card where they'd initial who did what and when to the machine.  This is what got me excited.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-08-29103448_zps14373f3c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-08-29103448_zps14373f3c.jpg.html)

According to the card on this machine, the shop got the machine on 3/20/1984 - roughly a year and a half before the NES was even released!

So, I shot off a couple of messages to some folks to see what I could find out.  KLOV is a pretty top-notch source for information on arcade equipment, but, what I was seeing directly conflicted with them.

I heard back from someone yesterday who was willing to answer my early, early years Nintendo question... a Grade-A reliable source.

I sent her the information all about the machine and such (and I'm sure I totally sounded like a crazed fanboy) and *just* heard back - the Vs. machines debuted in Chicago, in February 1984.  This ties in with my machine and the low serial number on it.

So, it looks like we'll be celebrating its 30th birthday in about five months. :D
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Post by: toddra on August 30, 2013, 10:10:00 AM
That is a pretty cool find.
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Post by: Pixelated Pixies on August 30, 2013, 12:27:37 PM
I'm in the process of moving apartment and will therefore be without internet for a few days (no bad thing really), so I decided to finally download Shantae on the 3DS Virtual Console, just so that I have something to play over the next few days.
 
Having played it for an hour or so I'm feeling somewhat torn with this game. I immediately enjoyed the visuals and the music, but found the time it took Shantae to fall to the ground after a jump, and the amount of hits enemies take, to be frustrating. I also made my way to the second village (Water Town) and found the connecting level to be very monotonous, with paths that lead nowhere and enemies which were better avoided than confronted.
 
I'll definitely stick with the game (hopefully with some power ups the attacks will become more effective and the level design more focused) but based on what I've seen so far I'm a little disappointed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on August 30, 2013, 01:09:51 PM
My most recent purchase was Killer is Dead on the PS3, a game I'm really interested in playing, yet as of this writing still haven't even started because I've been too tired from work/lack of sleep ever since I bought it. I am looking forward to playing it...someday.
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Post by: shingi_70 on September 01, 2013, 04:51:33 PM
Not a purchase but xbox live gave magic 2013 away for free. Its been starching my magic itch I've had as of late.
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Post by: broodwars on September 01, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
I bought Splinter Cell Blacklist a few days ago for PS3. Haven't gotten to it yet, and may not for a while. On Tuesday I'm also picking up Rayman Legends for the Vita.
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Post by: RedBlue on September 02, 2013, 04:14:41 AM
Splinter Cell Black List
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Post by: shingi_70 on September 02, 2013, 09:07:58 AM
Adera episode 2  but I can't play it since the game doesn't support the 8.1 beta.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 03, 2013, 03:26:23 AM
The last game I bought, not including the two preorders I placed today, was Madden NFL 25. I'd have really loved to buy it on Wii U, but EA wouldn't let me, so I've got it on PS3. I'm liking it so far, it feels good, I haven't really dug into the new features in Franchise mode because I'm waiting for a roster update to start that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on September 03, 2013, 08:15:39 AM
I bought a new Dual Shock 3 ($10 off sale at Best Buy) because one of mine literally just died. No idea what happened. On Saturday, while playing Dragon's Crown, I paused and suddenly the left analog stick was kept scrolling down. The next day, it wouldn't even turn on. I tried charging it, nothing worked. My friend said he'd take it apart to look at it which I would have done, but it was one of the older models that has those ridiculous, pain in the ass separate pieces in between the shoulder buttons. I can't be bothered. If he can fix the controller, I'll just trade it in as I have no need for a third PS3 controller. It trades for $18 which isn't bad.
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Post by: ejamer on September 03, 2013, 01:21:18 PM
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II  (Wii Virtual Console)


For 150 points on Club Nintendo, I'll finally get the chance to try this game. Beat the original, look forward to trying this one too... eventually.  Not really high on my "must play" list though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on September 03, 2013, 01:42:14 PM
I went in a spending binge this weekend, I grabbed Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection, Star Wars Force Unleashed, Prince of Persia Trilogy, all for PS3, and then I got Duck Tales Remastered, Sonic Adventure 2, Mk vs DC Universe, Virtua Fighter 2, NiGHTS into Dreams, Mass Effect Trilogy Bundle, Grandia. Gex, Psychonauts, DOOM Classic Complete, Legend of Dragoon, and Wolfenstein 3D, all on PSN downloads. I installed an internal 500GB drive for games and a 500 GB external USB drive for media. I had the drives lying around so no money spent there.

I am also really leaning towards getting a 2DS when they launch. But I might wait till January and get a Wii U instead. I also came real close to preordering The Watchdogs but I held off I am going to drop hints and see if I can get it for Christmas.
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Post by: Stratos on September 03, 2013, 03:15:00 PM
I'm thinking I'll wait until January to get a Wii U. I'll bet another price drop will hit early next year.


It's either that or get the Wind Waker bundle. At least the 'Deluxe' is only $300 now. Though I'm really itching for a 200-250 price. Might split the bundle with a friend who wants the game, making it only 250.
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 03, 2013, 03:31:17 PM
If I have the money, I'm definitely buying a 2DS or 3DS XL, because my current 3DS has a cracked hinge. I'll also buy a Wii U Zelda bundle, because $300 for all that is an amazing deal.
 
As for current games, I I just bought a bunch of 3DS Virtual Console games:
 
- Wario Land 3
- Kirby's Dreamland 2
- Super Mario Land 2
- Mega Man 4-6
- Super Mario Bros. 2
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Post by: broodwars on September 04, 2013, 02:47:13 AM
As previously mentioned, I picked up the Vita version of Rayman Legends. It's good, but you already knew that. On PSN tonight, I also picked up KickBeat, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and Disney Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.

Guys, get the Castle of Illusion remake. It's astonishingly good, especially given that I tried the original Castle of Illusion last week (pre-order bonus) & REALLY didn't like it. They took a bland 2D sidescroller & turned it into an N64-era 2D platformer w/ light Mario 64 3D elements and N64-era collectibles.  Oh, and the soundtrack from Grant Kirkhope of Banjo-Kazooie/Donkey Kong 64/GoldenEye/etc. fame is just awesome.  I really didn't expect to like the game, & while it's a fairly simplistic platformer it's kind of blowing me away how much it's clicking with me right now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: toddra on September 04, 2013, 08:46:58 PM
I discovered a downside to downloading so many PSN games at once, the download and install process takes forever.


Castle of Illusion was pretty neat upon initial release but it would not be too impressive by today's standards, but when it was new it was groundbreaking especially the animation of Mickey. But as dated as the game is I would be hard pressed to buy any kind of remake for that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on September 05, 2013, 02:23:06 AM
Castle of Illusion was pretty neat upon initial release but it would not be too impressive by today's standards, but when it was new it was groundbreaking especially the animation of Mickey. But as dated as the game is I would be hard pressed to buy any kind of remake for that.

Like I said, the remake is almost a completely different kind of platformer with more modern level design and a bigger emphasis on exploration.  Granted, some of my enjoyment for that game is derived from the N64-era platformers it's clearly emulating, but it's a pretty solid game now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 05, 2013, 06:59:21 AM
The local CostCo was selling first-party nunchucks for $10, which seemed like a pretty good deal.  I grabbed 2.


They were also selling Wii remotes for $30... but that's not cheap enough to attract my attention (and I've got more working remotes than nunchucks already).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on September 05, 2013, 10:06:10 PM
I am now part of gaming's 1% - I have a Vita.

Pre-bought P4Golden, a year of Plus, and Lumines - my bundle came with Assassin's Creed Liberation, but no case. Curse your intelligence, Sony.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on September 05, 2013, 10:10:58 PM
Wargame : AirLand battle. Very good so far. It adds to what the first game was missing, Airplanes. Opens up a lot of options in play style. A very pretty game. On special till the 10th.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on September 06, 2013, 04:16:06 AM
Bought:
+Dragon's Crown (US, Vita)
+Tales of Xillia (EU, PS3)
+Killer is Dead (EU, PS3)

Preordered:
+Ys: Memories of Celceta Silver Anniversary Edition (US, Vita)
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Post by: Mop it up on September 09, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
Do gifts count?  My little girl got a beautiful pink DSi system today. For $44 new, seemed like a good insurance policy since I don't need to share my 3DS any longer.
Where in the world did you find a new DSi for $44?
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Post by: shingi_70 on September 10, 2013, 10:32:00 AM
Injustice. Made a solokia xbox live account and downloaded the game for free. Migrated the account to US to speed up the download, and now I'm going to play the game on my main account.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on September 10, 2013, 11:42:27 AM
This morning I picked up...

- Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix (PS3)
- Puppeteer (PS3)
- Killzone Mercenary (Vita)
- Lost Planet 3 (PS3)

If you're wondering why I picked up Lost Planet 3, I have folks on my Twitter feed raving about how good the writing in that game is. It sounds intriguing and I've never played a Lost Planet game before.

And yeah...I'm done buying big retail games for a while, probably until October when Beyond: Two Souls and Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate release.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on September 10, 2013, 11:43:45 AM
Do I need to play the other two games to enjoy it?
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Post by: broodwars on September 10, 2013, 11:51:24 AM
Do I need to play the other two games to enjoy it?

If you're talking about Lost Planet 3, no. It's a prequel, which is just fine by me since I never played the other 2 either.
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Post by: Oblivion on September 10, 2013, 11:54:15 AM
Ah, very nice. I've been meaning to pick it up.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 10, 2013, 12:02:30 PM
I'd had it preordered, but I was finally able to download NHL 14 this morning. Due to the way the PS3 works it took forever to download and then nearly as long to install, so I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but based on the demo and previous games in the franchise, I have a feeling it's pretty great.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on September 10, 2013, 12:41:17 PM
...
- Lost Planet 3 (PS3)
...
I knew you Curiosity would get the better of you.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on September 10, 2013, 12:50:57 PM
...
- Lost Planet 3 (PS3)
...
I knew you Curiosity would get the better of you.

Hey, you know "good writing" is one of my Trigger phrases, and the game has giant mechs battling giant monsters!  :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 10, 2013, 01:52:07 PM

Finally found a copy of Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre (Wii) in the wild for a price I liked. Have been casually looking for this licensed game for a while now and haven't had much luck. Although still easy to find online, local copies have been tough to find and price+shipping was almost always more than I wanted to pay.


Not really big news, but left me pretty excited since there are only a handful of Wii games remaining that look interesting enough to add to my collection.



Where in the world did you find a new DSi for $44?


http://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/310292-the-source-clearance-games-small-update-august-24-older-handheld-consoles/page-2 (http://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/310292-the-source-clearance-games-small-update-august-24-older-handheld-consoles/page-2)


PM sent, but it's probably worth sharing in case others are also interested.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on September 22, 2013, 10:01:35 AM
I took advantage of Target's Buy Two Get One Free sale. I bought The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, and Pikmin 3. There's a really good chance that The Wonderful 101 is the only game I keep. Pikmin 3 will be switched out for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD in a couple weeks and I'm on the fence on Rayman Legends. I thought I only had 30 days to return or exchange, but I have 90 days (until 12/21/2013) so I may switch that for Super Mario 3D World. I don't think I have time for more than those three games so New Super Luigi U, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will likely have to wait until next year.

Mutant Mudds Deluxe is on sale on the eshop. I was thinking about downloading that.

EDIT: I bought Mutant Mudds. With the left over eshop money I had on there, the rest was less than $5. Tough game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on September 22, 2013, 01:03:00 PM
I got the same three as Adrock, but I plan on keeping Pikmin and Rayman because I CAN BE BOTHERED
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 22, 2013, 03:51:48 PM
Picked up a copy of Dance Dance Revolution Disney Grooves for Wii.  Less than $4, and it seemed like a perfect find for my little girl... until I got home and learned that classic Disney songs included are all dance remakes that sound nothing like the originals.  Yuck!


Making the classic Disney songs work with classic DDR gameplay might've been problematic. So I can understand the reasoning for the huge departure - but that doesn't change the fact that the end result is a *much* less appealing game.


Oh well. Can't win 'em all.   :(
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on September 22, 2013, 06:09:30 PM
GTA 5... GTA 5... GTA 5... GTA5... Come on paycheck!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: alegoicoe on September 23, 2013, 12:26:06 AM
Wonderful 101 and Wind Waker ;D
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Post by: azeke on September 23, 2013, 01:24:58 AM
Glad to see people getting W101, just make sure to skim over my guide (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=42616.0) or give Saur's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdHbPXNJvVE) videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSAbLRnGiWg) a look.

Yesterday, i bought Arkanoid DS with Paddle controller from play-asia (http://www.play-asia.com/arkanoid-ds-w-paddle-controller-paOS-13-49-en-70-2b0h-4-cart.html). I have some weird fascination with plastic gaming attachments. I have DK Bongos (no way i am playing Jungle Beat on wii, bongos are godlike), Taiko Wii drum, DDR mat and Guitar Hero DS attachment. Seriously thinking about buying that Pokemon Typing game just for wireless keyboard.

Might take a while till the game and dial controller will come to me with shipping, but it's so gonna be worth it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on September 23, 2013, 01:38:34 AM
Welcome to the club!  Although I imported just the Paddle Controller and bought the US release of Arkanoid. :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-09-23003350_zps55c08f5c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-09-23003350_zps55c08f5c.jpg.html)

Be sure to pick up the other three Paddle Controller related titles to get the most bang from your buck.  As far as I know, they're all pretty cheap now.

If you like cool plastic crap for your DS, you might also check out Magic Piano DS (exactly what it sounds like) and Slide Adventure MagKid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_Adventure_MAGKID), which comes with a neat accessory that pretty much turns your DS into an optical mouse.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 23, 2013, 11:45:34 AM
Jealous of the paddle controller...


Not jealous enough to order my own at that price, but it's a very cool accessory and would make the games that UncleBob lists so much more fun.
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Post by: azeke on October 02, 2013, 11:10:00 AM
Courier left few things at my work:
(http://i.minus.com/iLUzqRIugXsVk.JPG)
(http://i.minus.com/ibbOZajM4hQWbg.JPG)
^ Wii game that got cut on the crappy 3ds photo is pretty much the best game European money can buy: yep, it's Disaster.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on October 02, 2013, 11:23:16 AM
Did you really just buy all of those games?
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Post by: azeke on October 02, 2013, 11:31:11 AM
Did you really just buy all of those games?
Don't forget the headset on the left.

I want to use on PC but i guess i should have been more thorough -- this one is for smartphones has short wire and uses combo mini jack for microphone and headphones, so now i need some kind of splitter...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on October 02, 2013, 02:16:53 PM
I wish I was made of money. :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on October 02, 2013, 09:29:52 PM
Why is Mario in such a large package?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on October 02, 2013, 11:48:01 PM
I wish I was made of money. :(
So do i. But i can afford to spend a fraction of my monthly paycheck on my hobbies once in a blue moon.

Why is Mario in such a large package?
It's a carton box that contains actual game case and that hilarious educational DVD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KrsCx7GBSc) about "how to play Mario". By the end it does ramp up and shows some neat tricks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nMWQtnu8iY) though.

Apart from headset problem my other disappointment with this order is that european version of Big Bang Mini that i got doesn't have glorious holographic cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hisQ-38STWo).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: AnGer on October 04, 2013, 05:08:28 AM
Ordered EO Untold and one of the last copies of SMT IV's special edition. Both due to arrive this week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on October 04, 2013, 04:41:47 PM
Ordered a copy of Beyond: Two Souls from Amazon; looking forward to playing that.  I know it's kinda the "it" thing to do to hate on these games, but I've enjoyed them for the most part.

Downloading Game Stock Car 2013 from Reiza's website right now, and it is pretty slow right now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on October 05, 2013, 06:11:52 PM
Currently playing:
Saints Row The Third (PS3)
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
Kirby Returns To Dreamland (Wii)
 
Buying soon:
Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS3)
Saints Row 4 (PS3)
Splinter Cell Blacklist (PS3)
Rayman Origins (PS3)
Watch_Dogs (PS3)
 
Wow, that's 3 Ubisoft games that I really want. Ubisoft is one of my favorite publishers.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on October 16, 2013, 12:56:34 AM
I posted this in the wrong thread, ignore this post...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on October 16, 2013, 01:23:40 AM
Knack (pre-order)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (pre-order)
Batman: Arkham City Origins - Blackgate Vita (pre-order)
The Wolf Among Us - Episode 1

Yeah, nothing too exciting right now. With Beyond finished, I'm really not in the market for more games until just before the PS4 releases.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on October 16, 2013, 10:36:31 PM
Who in there right mind would waste money on Knack? It will be on PS+ in like 4 months.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on October 16, 2013, 11:38:46 PM
Who in there right mind would waste money on Knack? It will be on PS  in like 4 months.

Perhaps (and the Japanese are getting it for free as a pack-in, which is ironic considering it's the only Japanese game at launch besides Yakuza), but I'm interested in it and early impressions have been positive overall. I also feel like it complements Killzone well as a launch game.  Besides, if I decided every purchase I made by its likelihood of one day becoming a PS+ game, I'd never buy anything on the PSN store.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on October 20, 2013, 06:43:52 PM
I noticed that Sid Meyer's Railroads! was back on Steam so I got the Railroad Tycoon bundle that had RRT2, RRT3 and Railroads!. For whatever reason I'm quite partial to the graphics engine they use in Railroads! as it is obviously the same engine that powers Pirates!, Civ 4 and the Colonization remake. I finding charming that they all look and sound alike since a lot of the sound effects are the same as well.


I wish that we'd get a sequel to both Railroads! and Pirates! (Sid sure likes his exclamations!)


Also, Steam has all Stardock titles on sale for 50%-70% off so I got Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion with it's DLC for $12. I liked the original so I'm excited to get back into the game.


Lastly I got Pokemon X. I am planning to pick up Rune Factory 4 but I will wait until I've had some time with Pokemon first. Maybe I can find a good sale for RF4 over Black Friday. I've got plenty of Gaming Goodness to keep me busy for now. Though this make is nearly certain I won't get a Wii U until next year.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on October 20, 2013, 09:37:11 PM
Hey Broodwars, what do you think of the Wolf Among Us?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on October 21, 2013, 01:06:00 AM
Hey Broodwars, what do you think of the Wolf Among Us?

It's good. If you liked The Walking Dead, you'll like The Wolf Among Us. It has a bit more action, the action's more refined, and it's not a ****ing zombie game. So far, I'm digging it (especially the somewhat-80s crime show atmosphere), and that end-of-the-episode cliffhanger is evil. Also, there is an opening credit sequence that's pretty awesome. I kind of want to read the Fables comics now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jarodea on October 22, 2013, 09:28:07 PM
Not counting a few small download purchases, Luigi's Mansion 2 whenever it came out.  Next purchase will be Zelda: ALbW
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on October 23, 2013, 06:57:31 PM
Yay Goodwill!

20" LCD TV (nothing fancy, I'd say 720p if I were guessing - doesn't even have an HDMI port on it) with built-in DVD player (that I was even expecting to work... but did!) for.... $20. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on October 27, 2013, 04:55:43 PM
Just bought and downloading

Ace Attorney 5: DD

Won't even be able to start it for a while, but i'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on October 27, 2013, 07:33:54 PM
Oooo, for whatever reason, my card has never worked on the eShop... until today!  Phoenix Wright GET!  Love the series; cheese is a staple in my diet!  I also picked up the Secret Files series from the Steam sale on Deep Silver games for $2.50 each or so.  Dunno if they're any good, but I won't be too heartbroken otherwise.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on October 28, 2013, 10:25:23 PM

SteamWorld: Dig (3DS eShop) - Purchased when on sale. Have a big plan ride coming up soon, thinking this might be just the thing to keep me entertained (while batteries last).


Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS eShop) - Digital purchases aren't really my thing, but I still think Revelations is the best game I've played on 3DS to date, so for $10 I'll happily have it always available. Now to figure out how this Save Transfer tool works to copy over my save data from the game card.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on October 28, 2013, 10:38:14 PM
Insert card, run tool, ???, profit! (Or at least a couple dollars loss... not sure of the trade value of a Revelaitons card.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on October 29, 2013, 06:08:38 PM
Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)
A fun fantasy game from the minds of 38 Studios, Todd McFarlane, and RA Salvatore. It's basically a Western version of Zelda, but with much more lore and things to find/upgrade. For some reason it's rated M, even though it has mild gore (blood splatter at the worst) and very little swearing ("damn" isn't that offensive). But Halo was given the same rating for the same minuscule reasons, so I digress.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on October 29, 2013, 08:41:21 PM
Killzone: Shadow Fall, along with a spare Dualshock 4 and the PlayStation 4 Kinect Camera. That's right, all 3 are on my shelf right now, awaiting the PS4's arrival.

I also picked up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD (with included Lords of Shadow 2 demo!) and Proteus. After before you ask, don't buy Proteus. It sucks. One of the most boring experiences I've had all year.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on October 29, 2013, 09:04:38 PM
I gotta say, Killzone is looking really nice.  I'm really digging the open world elements they are using for this game.  I absolutely loved Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon, so more of that freedom in an FPS is very welcome to me.  Are you getting anything else with the PS4?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on October 29, 2013, 09:22:17 PM
Thanks to Target clearances, I bought Resident Evil: Giraffe [CENSORED FOR  YOUR PROTECTION] Edition for 360 for $6.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Tamazoid on October 30, 2013, 09:19:50 AM
Been rounding out my Wii collection of late, the cheap prices are quite enticing;
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love, seems to be becoming a rarity in PAL territories.
Little Kings Story: Have heard a lot of good things about this game, very eager to try it out
Red Steel 2: I have a love/hate relationship with the first Red Steel, was unable to pass on this game when I found it for $5 used.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on October 30, 2013, 11:50:16 AM
I gotta say, Killzone is looking really nice.  I'm really digging the open world elements they are using for this game.  I absolutely loved Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon, so more of that freedom in an FPS is very welcome to me.  Are you getting anything else with the PS4?

Took me a second read to notice you asked a question. Yeah, I'm picking up Knack as well, which is supposed to be out in stores on 11/2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on November 01, 2013, 12:37:41 PM
Got Art of Balance and Art Style Orbient on Wii with my Club Nintendo Star points.

Also got AiRace Speed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on November 05, 2013, 12:42:00 PM
Bought the Wii Fit U pedometer. It was hard to find. Walmart didn't have it. (I guess they won't have it by itself?) and Toys R Us staff was clueless.

Fred Meyer did have it, but I had to ask to find it. It wasn't in the game case but on the shelf next to the controllers. The box is very tiny, smaller than a deck of cards.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 06, 2013, 02:06:46 AM
Rounding out my PS4 retail game purchases, I picked up Knack today in all its mandatory 35 GB install goodness. I also put down my preorder for Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus.  Incidentally, I think Knack has the best cover art of all the PS4 launch games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on November 09, 2013, 02:36:18 AM
Picked up early access for Assetto Corsa from Steam earlier today.  Only has 11 cars, and 4 or 5 tracks, and currently only has a few game modes available, but it's a game I want to support.  Since Project Cars is being shifted to next-gen consoles, and is projected to be out late 2014, I have to make do with the other million or so racing sims I've picked up over the last little whie.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 09, 2013, 09:58:51 AM
Call of Juarez
and
Blood Dragon
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 09, 2013, 10:03:19 AM
I canceled my PS4 preorder because pretty much the only real thing I wanted it for was Vita Remote Play for FIFA 14, so because of that I used my $20 in free PSN credit Sony gave me as part of buying the shitty Vita version of FIFA 14 that's literally just a roster update for the FIFA game from the Vita launch.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ymeegod on November 09, 2013, 10:19:51 AM
You could have sold your preorder PS4 for a little bit of profit--getting roughly $80 profit easy enough (that's after taxes and paypal fees. 

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 09, 2013, 04:26:31 PM
I took advantage of a severe case of retail insanity (Future Shop and their corporate owner Best Buy Canada) to get Call of Duty: Littlest Hobo and Assassin's Creed IV for WiiU for a couple of Rock Band track packs. They had a "trade one PS3/360/WiiU/3DS/Vita game, get CoD/ACIV/BF4 free" deal in Canada that is probably out of stock at this point.

I also made someone's day in line by handing over Steel Diver and Pilotwings Resort, thereby aiding my quest to go all digital-but-Pokemon on 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 09, 2013, 04:30:40 PM
Yeah, that was an insane deal.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on November 09, 2013, 08:49:13 PM
Call of Juarez
and
Blood Dragon

Saw that in the Steam weekend sale.  Both are great games that I was happy to have picked up at full price.

I found a decent deal on a GTX 770 with free shipping and decided to pull the trigger.  I was considering switching allegiances to the AMD cards, but I've heard they're a bit noisy and draw a lot of power atm.  nVidia still probably have a slight edge in driver support, and straight-up features(Shadowplay might end up being really awesome), so I don't feel too bad about going with this card.  The card came with 3 free games: Splinter Cell Blacklist, Arkham Origins, and Assassin's Creed IV.  I already own the first two games, but I'm actually really excited to play Assassin's Creed IV after seeing some Let's Plays(wasn't expecting that considering how underwhelmed I was with Assassin's Creed III).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on November 10, 2013, 01:55:48 AM
GRAND THEFT AUTO FIVE!


I'm loving the game so far. I completed the first mission after the bank heist, and now I'm just exploring the huge world of Los Santos and Blaine County. Everything about GTA 5 is highly improved over GTA 4. The graphics are much crisper and actually look HD, the framerate is silky smooth, the driving is snappier and the cars actually grip the road, the water effects are incredible, and the whole game world is filled with detail (graphical and spacial).


Rockstar does not disappoint, as usual.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on November 10, 2013, 04:08:35 PM
A 3 month PS+ card and two Destiny pre-orders. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on November 10, 2013, 05:52:32 PM
Call of Juarez
and
Blood Dragon

Saw that in the Steam weekend sale.  Both are great games that I was happy to have picked up at full price.

I found a decent deal on a GTX 770 with free shipping and decided to pull the trigger.  I was considering switching allegiances to the AMD cards, but I've heard they're a bit noisy and draw a lot of power atm.  nVidia still probably have a slight edge in driver support, and straight-up features(Shadowplay might end up being really awesome), so I don't feel too bad about going with this card.  The card came with 3 free games: Splinter Cell Blacklist, Arkham Origins, and Assassin's Creed IV.  I already own the first two games, but I'm actually really excited to play Assassin's Creed IV after seeing some Let's Plays(wasn't expecting that considering how underwhelmed I was with Assassin's Creed III).
I'm actually considering switch to AMD because NVIDIA  can't seem to make a stable Windows 8 driver to save their Souls.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on November 10, 2013, 11:44:50 PM
Sonic: Lost World for Wii U when it launched in North America. Tonight I got all of the Chaos Emeralds and beat the hidden world!  ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 13, 2013, 10:41:47 PM
Hm.  Concert isn't Black Friday - it's a week before.  Thanksgiving falls late this year.

Great news for me, sad news for my wife, who doesn't really care to go anyway, but did like the idea of a weekend in Chicago.

So, who wants to buy the second ticket and go to Chicago with me? :(
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on November 15, 2013, 10:33:19 AM
picked u yesterday


Jett Rocket II
The Legend of Zelda
River City Ransom
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 15, 2013, 08:48:34 PM
So in one week I acquired the following:

- Sonic Lost World
- ZombiiU
- The previously mentioned COL/ACIV
- Tekken Tag Tournament WiiU
- Sonic and All Stars Racing
- Need for Speed Most Wanted U
- Mass Effect 3 (don't ask)

So yeah, I went a little nuts. Paid about $120 for the lot.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on November 15, 2013, 10:53:22 PM
Bit the bullet on Etrian Odyessy IV, love my progress from the demo going to my save.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on November 16, 2013, 02:18:31 AM
So in one week I acquired the following:

- Sonic Lost World
- ZombiiU
- The previously mentioned COL/ACIV
- Tekken Tag Tournament WiiU
- Sonic and All Stars Racing
- Need for Speed Most Wanted U
- Mass Effect 3 (don't ask)

So yeah, I went a little nuts. Paid about $120 for the lot.

Mass Effect 3 on Wii U?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 16, 2013, 10:07:54 AM
I said don't ask. (Yes. There is a reason for this.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on November 20, 2013, 12:22:06 AM
Got Toki Tori 1 on Wii U -- kinda disappointing compared to 2, but eh, it's just 2 euros.

Decided to finally stop torturing keyboard on my work PC and got NES Ninja Gaiden on 3DS.

Also bought Mii Force -- it's pretty neat. Cool mechanic with different slots and rotating.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on November 22, 2013, 04:40:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w0NvgwR.jpg)
Now with 100% more Noodle Elizabeth.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on November 22, 2013, 06:43:32 PM
Nice kitty.

I was roused from my slumber at around 2 am and before falling back asleep, I decided to download TLoZ: ALBW so the game would be ready to come with me to work.  I didn't have much free time to play, but I got in a solid 30 minutes with the game on my breaks/lunch.  Loving that silky smooth 60 fps feel, and I can't wait to get into the game more.

After work, I drove to my local EB and asked for Mario.  The guy immediately reached for 3D World, but his manager had him make sure that I wasn't asking for Mario Party.  I thought that was kind of funny.  Beat the first world really fast, and everything I've heard about the game so far has been spot-on.  Played the entire time with a huge grin on my face; the is just stacked with charm.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on November 22, 2013, 10:51:21 PM
I was able to use mario kart 7 as trade in fodder to get galaxy 2 for pretty cheap today, at this rate 3 1\2 years from now I will go and get 3d world.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on November 23, 2013, 12:52:34 AM
I sold my original Wii and all 7 of my games for money. I bought GTA 5 a few weeks ago and I'm absolutely loving it. I love exploring the massive game world, from the top of the mountains to the bottom of the ocean. My favorite thing to do is drive offroad cars to the top of the mountains and drive off a cliff.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 23, 2013, 01:00:57 AM
&*%^&$&^$&^%

My LBW cart popped out of my 3DS in my pocket.  Hadn't saved in awhile.

Totally going to order one of those cart locks.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 23, 2013, 01:19:59 AM
&*%^&$&^$&^%

My LBW cart popped out of my 3DS in my pocket.  Hadn't saved in awhile.

Totally going to order one of those cart locks.

You know there's another, simpler way to prevent that from happening.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on November 23, 2013, 10:29:14 AM
&*%^&$&^$&^%

My LBW cart popped out of my 3DS in my pocket.  Hadn't saved in awhile.

Totally going to order one of those cart locks.

You know there's another, simpler way to prevent that from happening.


Duct Tape? Rubber bands?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: jvgsjeff on November 23, 2013, 01:38:13 PM
Just bought Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds yesterday.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 23, 2013, 05:57:19 PM
Asassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PS4)
Super Mario 3D World
TLoZ: A Link Between Worlds
Tearaway
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on November 23, 2013, 07:55:59 PM
- EDGE, Toki Tori, Toki Tori 2+ and Wario's Woods (WiiU)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 24, 2013, 10:10:15 AM
&*%^&$&^$&^%

My LBW cart popped out of my 3DS in my pocket.  Hadn't saved in awhile.

Totally going to order one of those cart locks.

You know there's another, simpler way to prevent that from happening.


Duct Tape? Rubber bands?

Buying the game digitally. :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marty on November 26, 2013, 11:43:15 AM
Got Anodyne a few weeks ago. 


The obvious comparison is LoZ but the game is pretty light on challenge and progress.  Exploring is cool but sometimes I have no idea where I am supposed to go next.  Some of the areas feel very, very disconnected to the rest of the game which kind of undoes a lot of the reasons for having a large, mostly interconnected world.  The small amount of upgrades means that your character doesn't really improve all that much, ability wise.  The enemies get a little tougher but, since your weapon power is the same as it ever was, it's just a matter of being able to spam enough hits on a boss/enemy before your life meter depletes.  The music sets a good mood and the 16 bit color palate/fx works well enough with the block-y visuals.


It's not very intense so I don't find myself playing it for long stretches--1/2 hour here or there but it's functional--sort of a relax and unwind game.  Not Zelda, but not a bad buy for $2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 26, 2013, 02:03:24 PM
Trying not to keep buying games faster than I can play them... but the Weekly Humble Bundle deal was too good to turn down.

I paid $6 for Zen Pinball FX2 (PC) with the following tables:

*Core Pack -- Pasha, Rome, Biolab, and Secrets of the Deep
*Classic Pack -- Shaman, El Dorado, Tesla, V12, and Sorcerer's Lair
*Avengers Chronicles Pack -- The Infinity Guantlet, World War Hulk, Fear Itself, The Avengers
*Star Wars Pack -- Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Clone Wars, Boba Fett
*Marvel Pinball Original Pack -- Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Blade
*Earth Defense
*Paranormal
*Epic Quest

Paying just $1 would net you all of the non-Marvel and Star Wars tables... which is probably a better value. But I've been keen to try the Star Wars ones though and it's hard to argue with $6 for the lot. My only disappointment is that the games are limited to Steam on Windows, which isn't my favorite way to play.

Sale keeps going for a couple of days - pinball fans should check it out.


Also recently paid $20 to reacquire The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GameCube) after selling my copy for considerably more before the reprint was released. Planning to start playing this game before long.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on November 26, 2013, 03:24:36 PM
I just got Sleeping Dogs and the special edition DLC for Mark of the Ninja through the Xbox Live thanksgiving sale.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on November 26, 2013, 08:50:14 PM
^^ i'd say Zen Pinball on 3DS is a great value as well considering it includes Excalibur -- Zen's best table.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on November 26, 2013, 11:26:47 PM
^^ i'd say Zen Pinball on 3DS is a great value as well considering it includes Excalibur -- Zen's best table.

I've got both 3DS games and enjoy them a great deal. Zen Pinball is probably my most played game on the handheld - top 3 for sure - and that says a lot coming from an RPG guy. Looking forward to playing more tables and having them on a big screen.
 ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on November 26, 2013, 11:34:55 PM
I've got both 3DS games and enjoy them a great deal. Zen Pinball is probably my most played game on the handheld...
Same here.

Looking forward to playing more tables and having them on a big screen.
 ;D
I tried out Pinball FX2 on both Xbox and Wii U and i honestly prefer it on 3DS. Not only because of portability factor (just whipping out your 3ds for a quick game of pinball when you're waiting in line or in cinema while waiting for movie to start is so good), but because of 3d.

After playing it on 3DS for years now, HD pinball now looks wrong and too flashy or something and no 3d.

Also there are three zen pinball games on 3DS: regular Zen, Marvel and now Star Wars.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on November 29, 2013, 07:48:45 PM
Being fortunate enough to receive a $75 Amazon gift card from work as a year-end thank you present, I purchased Super Mario 3D World earlier this week so it would be scheduled to arrive today. 


Lucky me, I forgot that UPS requires a signature to deliver the product, so now I get to wait until Monday until being able to dig-in  :@ .


Besides that, went ahead and bought the Ducktales remake on Wii U, which I'm enjoying so far, but all the characters are so damn talkative that it really breaks-up the gameplay to a point where it's frustrating.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 30, 2013, 01:13:46 AM
My Prima Zelda Guide box set arrived.  This thing is freakin' heavy.

I have a pretty hefty collection of Zelda books going on here.  I have the LE and regular versions of Hyrule Historia, the Prima box set, and the full copies of Phantom Hourglass, Skyward Sword, Spirit Tracks and the second edition of Twilight Princess.  I just need to track down a first edition Twilight Princess and break down and buy the full version of Wind Waker HD and Link Between Worlds guides... :D

Also, my CE of Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! arrived.  Haven't played it... between work (I have to spend all the time forever at work for Black Friday... ugh) and Link Between Worlds... no time for ETDBIDK...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on November 30, 2013, 01:21:06 AM
Bought Eyes of Bayonetta (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1926778421/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item) artbook using Amazon code to knock 10$ off the price. I wanted to buy more books but shipping from US started to get too high.

Also got Super Mario 3D World from eShop yesterday morning.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 30, 2013, 01:23:13 AM

My Prima Zelda Guide box set arrived.  This thing is freakin' heavy.

I have a pretty hefty collection of Zelda books going on here.  I have the LE and regular versions of Hyrule Historia, the Prima box set, and the full copies of Phantom Hourglass, Skyward Sword, Spirit Tracks and the second edition of Twilight Princess.  I just need to track down a first edition Twilight Princess and break down and buy the full version of Wind Waker HD and Link Between Worlds guides... :D

Also, my CE of Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! arrived.  Haven't played it... between work (I have to spend all the time forever at work for Black Friday... ugh) and Link Between Worlds... no time for ETDBIDK...

I had that preordered and then I decided against it. Part of it was I own Japanese and English copies of Hyrule Historia that I've barely looked at.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on November 30, 2013, 02:16:57 AM
Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita - Digital download)
[redacted] PS4 game (keeping the game as close to under wraps as possible until the next NFR recording)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on November 30, 2013, 02:20:28 AM
Broke down and ordered the two new guides.  Now, to just track down a sealed first edition Twilight Princess guide. :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on November 30, 2013, 01:43:20 PM
Being fortunate enough to receive a $75 Amazon gift card from work as a year-end thank you present, I purchased Super Mario 3D World earlier this week so it would be scheduled to arrive today. 


Lucky me, I forgot that UPS requires a signature to deliver the product, so now I get to wait until Monday until being able to dig-in  :@ .


Besides that, went ahead and bought the Ducktales remake on Wii U, which I'm enjoying so far, but all the characters are so damn talkative that it really breaks-up the gameplay to a point where it's frustrating.


I noticed that Ducktales is for sale as a physical copy on Amazon. I thought it was digital only? Is there a difference between the physical and digital versions?


PS-I hate signature required drops. They never wait long enough for someone to get to the door.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on November 30, 2013, 03:23:50 PM
I noticed that Ducktales is for sale as a physical copy on Amazon. I thought it was digital only? Is there a difference between the physical and digital versions?
The disc version released later. There is no difference in the actual game, just the price. $15 for digital or $20 for disc, unless you find a sale.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on December 03, 2013, 12:03:32 AM
Got a Best Buy gift card for my birthday.

Link Between Worlds and Metal Gear Rising. Pretty stoked about the latter (already beat the former).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Dow Jones on December 04, 2013, 12:34:21 PM
A Link Between Worlds and Ys: Memories of Celceta
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on December 04, 2013, 07:37:46 PM
Got a Best Buy gift card for my birthday.

Link Between Worlds and Metal Gear Rising. Pretty stoked about the latter (already beat the former).


You're in for a treat.  Metal Gear Rising is some of the most fun i've had all year with a video game. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on December 05, 2013, 12:54:52 AM
Roughly 50 lbs of Zelda goodness...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/2013-12-04234259_zps07ab54e2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/2013-12-04234259_zps07ab54e2.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ceric on December 05, 2013, 05:15:40 PM
What is it 50lbs of?
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Post by: Shaymin on December 05, 2013, 09:28:54 PM
"HEY! LISTEN!"
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Post by: UncleBob on December 05, 2013, 10:43:19 PM
It's two copies of Hyrule Historia (regular and CE), each of the individual releases of the hardcover guides (minus the first edition of Twilight Princess, but has the second edition) and the Prima box set. :D
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Post by: UncleBob on December 05, 2013, 11:12:44 PM
Speaking of Zelda, I picked up my Zelda 3DSXL.

Now I have a download code for ALBW to sell. :D
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Post by: Adrock on December 06, 2013, 12:40:56 AM
It wasn't really a purchase, but I redeemed some Club Nintendo coins and got The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. That was the first time I actually opened Wii Mode. I'm not going to play the game until I can get it on Wii U.
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Post by: Stratos on December 06, 2013, 03:45:16 PM
Picked up a Wii U last night with the NSMB/NSLB combo. Also going to be picking up Black Ops 2 and Monster Hunter in the next few days. Pretty excited to try it out.
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Post by: ShyGuy on December 07, 2013, 02:02:59 AM
Awesome, make sure to dig through the eshop.
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Post by: Stratos on December 07, 2013, 10:25:47 AM
I've already been building a wishlist on the eShop. Lots of good looking games.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 07, 2013, 10:35:13 AM
I bought Gran Turismo 6 yesterday, but haven't had a chance to play it yet. I really wish it had been on either Vita or PS4, but I'm still excited to jump into it.
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Post by: Stratos on December 07, 2013, 02:26:06 PM

The biggest disappointment I have with my new 'U' is the lack of range on the gamepad. I had hoped to be able to take the system into my bedroom to play/watch things in bed. Is there any way I can boost the signal? This is kind of ridiculous considering what other technologies are able to do in this day and age. It is one wall. Would love any advise on the matter.

My wife is even telling me to return the system because of it. And the craziest thing is, I actually considered doing that for a moment. I won't, because there are enough reasons I do want to keep it, but it sure killed that 'new system buzz' when I stepped into the next room and the connection abruptly cut off.

I'm thinking about calling Nintendo and seeing if they will throw in some sort of gift my way if I tell them I am disappointed and want to return the system because of it.
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Post by: azeke on December 07, 2013, 03:01:38 PM
Try to lower the pad or the system itself. It works for me, when pad loses the signal - i put it on the chair beside me and it stabilizes.


I don't have a huge flat but i can play on gamepad nearly everywhere, half of my kitchen is spotty, but now i am typing this post from kitchen's good half and it works okay.
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Post by: Oblivion on December 07, 2013, 03:04:27 PM

The biggest disappointment I have with my new 'U' is the lack of range on the gamepad. I had hoped to be able to take the system into my bedroom to play/watch things in bed. Is there any way I can boost the signal? This is kind of ridiculous considering what other technologies are able to do in this day and age. It is one wall. Would love any advise on the matter.

My wife is even telling me to return the system because of it. And the craziest thing is, I actually considered doing that for a moment. I won't, because there are enough reasons I do want to keep it, but it sure killed that 'new system buzz' when I stepped into the next room and the connection abruptly cut off.

I'm thinking about calling Nintendo and seeing if they will throw in some sort of gift my way if I tell them I am disappointed and want to return the system because of it.


Not the Wii U's fault. Blame your house. Other technologies don't do what the Gamepad does. The Vita and the PS4 (doing the same thing that the Wii U does) has even less range than the Gamepad.
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Post by: azeke on December 20, 2013, 12:11:43 AM
Scott Pilgrim on Xbox for 2.5 bucks.
Devil May Cry 4 and Super Hexagon for a sum of 3 bucks.

I usually don't buy games when i am already involved with many games but 2+ bucks for a good port PC of DMC4 is a very good proposition even if i will likely won't have the time to start even DMC1 (plan to get DMC HD eventually) next year let alone get to 4.
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Post by: Hey Einstein! on December 20, 2013, 07:43:03 AM
Double dipped on Liberation Maiden. The iOS version is on sale, I like the 3DS game and was interested enough to see how the controls work to pay £1.50. A sequel would be fun.
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Post by: jrlibrarian on December 22, 2013, 04:03:48 AM
Went on a couple of thrift store runs this weekend:


Found Wing Commander II, priced at $10, the cashier messed up and rang it in for 99 cents. The box is pretty beat up, and doesn't come with anything other than the floppies, but for a buck I'm not really gonna argue. I can find the rest of that stuff later.


A few unopened PS1 games: Dead Ball Zone, Frogger 2, Missle Command, Courier Crisis, Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, and then Space Jam and Gran Turismo 2, but those were already opened.


The only things I've gotten through the Steam Holiday sale so far are Monaco and Electronic Super Joy, the latter of which I've played a ton of. Beat the first three worlds and the bonus content, now I'm just going back and getting all the stars to unlock World 4.
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Post by: Adrock on December 23, 2013, 05:47:23 PM
Circle Pad Pro XL
I suppose I take back what I said to Chozo Ghost all those months ago when I said I'd never have one unless it was required by a game and/or it came with a game I wanted (as a bundle or something). The former is almost, kind of true since I had so much trouble playing Kid Icarus Uprising like a normal, right-handed person. The way I'm justifying this is that I'd rather buy the peripheral than waste a game I can't play without it. I'll post thoughts in a different thread. Now that I have a Circle Pad Pro XL, I really, really hope Monster Hunter 4 is localized. I want to play that with the ol' broski.

There was no actual box. The Circle Pad Pro XL came in a shipping box, wrapped in a sheet of padding. The manual said there was a battery included, but there wasn't (boo/hiss). Luckily, I had a new AAA battery just lying around. The plastic it's made out of feels a bit cheap, at least compared to the 3DS XL itself.

It's pretty comfortable though it takes a bit more effort to reach the start button due to my small, baby girl hands. I only tried it with Kid Icarus Uprising. The only other compatible game I own is Resident Evil: Revelaitons which I'll rarely play since I have the better Wii U version. I wish Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D got patched to work with it. Also, it would have been nice if the hardware would recognize the new right shoulder buttons even for games not designed for the right circle pad. Collectively, it's much more comfortable to hold with the Circle Pad Pro XL.
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Post by: Stratos on December 23, 2013, 07:14:15 PM
I'm probably going to make a point of buying a Circle Pad Pro XL in 2014 because I do fear it will be discontinued. I want it for the few games that support it. I will wait to see if MH4 will release with a CPPXL Bundle here and acquire it that way.
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Post by: Ceric on December 23, 2013, 07:55:59 PM
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures


Its already harder then the last Platformer I played.
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Post by: Shaymin on December 23, 2013, 11:38:36 PM
Before some fat dude in a red suit SWIPED it from me, I bought Rayman Legends for $20. My "wait until they fall $40 because it should only be a few months" rule for Ubi games pays off once again.
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Post by: Adrock on December 24, 2013, 02:02:01 AM
I'm probably going to make a point of buying a Circle Pad Pro XL in 2014 because I do fear it will be discontinued. I want it for the few games that support it. I will wait to see if MH4 will release with a CPPXL Bundle here and acquire it that way.
I wouldn't worry about this any time soon. The Circle Pad Pro isn't region locked so Nintendo of America is just getting them straight from Japan and printing their own materials. Like I said, it doesn't even have its own packaging. With Monster Hunter 4 so unbelievably popular over there, I can't see the peripheral going anywhere. If Capcom manages to get Monster Hunter 5 on 3DS (and/or a few updates like PSP got), the Circle Pad Pro/XL will likely always be available.

I suppose if Nintendo released a new 3DS model with it built-in, that might change things. If nothing else, there should always be a way to play compatible games with the extra functionality.
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Post by: Ceric on December 24, 2013, 10:20:33 AM
Monster Hunter 4 will probably just be update a few times over the next year or two.
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Post by: ejamer on December 24, 2013, 10:50:22 AM
Monster Hunter 4 will probably just be update a few times over the next year or two.


Selling millions each time?  Most likely...
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Post by: Shaymin on December 24, 2013, 09:05:04 PM
Went Boxing Day shopping on Christmas Eve for the first (and LAST, thank you very much) time ever - got a 64GB SD card for my 3DS that will bump my 2014 hardware buys down to 2 ($40) and Deus Ex WiiU ($20) as my 10th 3rd party WiiU game in the last two months.

Help.
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Post by: ejamer on December 24, 2013, 10:11:32 PM
Went Boxing Day shopping on Christmas Eve for the first (and LAST, thank you very much) time ever - got a 64GB SD card for my 3DS that will bump my 2014 hardware buys down to 2 ($40) and Deus Ex WiiU ($20) as my 10th 3rd party WiiU game in the last two months.

Help.

Seems like a great price for Deus Ex. I really don't need another game... but am very tempted to try to grab a copy from a nearby EB Games on Thursday morning.  Need to go look at my credit card bills some more to remember how broke I am.
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Post by: tendoboy1984 on December 26, 2013, 02:16:45 AM
CAVE STORY!!! <3 ;D ;D ;D


I just downloaded the freeware PC version since I've played the Wii and DSi versions and loved them.


Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) is a genius.
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Post by: magicpixie on December 26, 2013, 06:34:47 PM
Picked up The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition during the sale.  Had a bit of trouble since the game won't work if you install it on a drive that is bigger than 2TB, so I had to reinstall to a different drive(only one of my drives is smaller than that).  I really dig the look of the game, and I wish Street Fighter and MvC would go back to that artstyle(at least once in a while).  Spent a bunch more money picking up things I skipped earlier, mostly indie stuff like Guacamelee.
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Post by: ejamer on December 27, 2013, 08:04:12 PM
Well... didn't really want to give in to the Boxing Day hype, but ended up buying Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) for $35 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Wii U) for $20.  Both games that I'm pretty comfortable grabbing at those prices, and rather excited to try playing.
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Post by: pokepal148 on December 27, 2013, 08:09:38 PM
I picked up minecraft on my tablet along with the metroid prime trilogy
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Post by: ejamer on December 27, 2013, 08:57:01 PM
... metroid prime trilogy


Such an awesome game (says the guy who hasn't played it all the way through yet).
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Post by: jrlibrarian on December 28, 2013, 03:23:46 AM
After realizing that people will actually pay real money for Steam Trading Cards, I unloaded all of them and traded them for Don't Starve and Assassin's Creed III for free. Didn't have all that much interest in either, but for free, sure, why not.
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Post by: magicpixie on December 28, 2013, 04:20:55 PM
I picked up Memoria, a point-and-click style adventure game earlier during the Steam winter sale.  I was going to install it, but I found out it was a sequel to a game called The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav.  So, I looked that up, and Steam was offering it as a part of a package of adventure games for $30.  I picked that up, too.
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Post by: relewis2011 on January 04, 2014, 07:36:13 AM
Well, Target recently had a sale on 3DS XL's (including the Zelda and Mario & Luigi Special Editions) for $150, and my dad was fortunate to get Wal Mart to price match and snag the M&L Bundle for me!

I also managed to get a few things via trades from a site I trade games on (GameTZ):

-Batman: The Video Game (NES)
-Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)- one my personal favorite games on the N64, and probably Top 5 SW games ever.
-Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)- Sadly, I've never played this game, but have only heard great things.
-The Hobbit (GBA)- actually a very enjoyable Zelda LttP-type adventure game. Obviously not even remotely close to as good as LttP, in terms of graphics, music, gameplay and the like, but for what it is, I loved it when I originally played it upon release. Definitely worth looking into if you can find it on the cheap.
-Punch Out!! (Wii)- I've never played the original Punch Out on the NES, but I have of course heard good things. I've also heard that this reboot was spot on and exactly what the series needed, so I'm looking forward to maybe popping this in over break for a few matches with family.
-Tomb Raider 2013 (Xbox 360)
-The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds (3DS)- Loving this game to pieces right now!
-Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)- already pre-installed on the XL that I got! I missed out on Bower's Inside Story unfortunately on the DS. Superstar Saga is arguably my favorite game on the GBA, and while I was a bit disappointed with Partner's in Time, I have high hopes for DT!!!


...also grabbed two games from the recent Humble Bundle Winter sale:
-Gone Home ($6+ some change)
-Dust: An Elysian Tale ($3.75)
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Post by: Mop it up on January 04, 2014, 03:08:56 PM
The manual said there was a battery included, but there wasn't (boo/hiss).
I didn't get a battery either. I wonder if it'd be worthwhile to email Nintendo about it.

The plastic feels fine to me. Maybe it just has to do with the Pro being hollow, unlike the 3DS system which is packed full of innards that make it heavier and seem more solid.
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Post by: jrlibrarian on January 04, 2014, 04:17:40 PM
I picked up a Final Fantasy I Wonderswan Color today while searching through the vendor booths at MAGFest, with game, still in the original box and with all the papers. The box itself is a little yellowed around the edges, and the inside flap is a bit creased, but other than that it's in pretty good condition. I intend to keep it that way, with it going right onto my shelf as soon as I get home.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 04, 2014, 04:40:04 PM
It's not my most recent anymore, but the last big one for me was importing a 64 GB PlayStation Vita memory card. It hasn't gotten here yet, but I'm really looking forward to not having to clean out my fridge for at least a little while, although it's going to be a pain in the ass to move everything over.
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Post by: Stratos on January 04, 2014, 05:56:19 PM
I picked up Assassins Creed 4 on Wii U when it dropped to $35 on Amazon a few days ago. This concludes any 'holiday window' purchasing I will make. I've budgeted enough game money to buy one $25-$35 game a month but I have to make adjustments for the big releases.
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Post by: oohhboy on January 04, 2014, 05:57:57 PM
Space Station DF9

Yep, it's an alpha! It's buggy, not very well optimized and the gameplay is bare bones. Not much to do now other than build a station, see how big you can get it, quit or burn the fucker down. The AI in a lot of ways too stupid to live and you don't have any direct control over them other than assign roles and hope they do their job.

One really asinine thing that can happen right is that the bartenders who work the bar and cook meals can "deadlock" where all the bartenders are either waiting for another bartender to serve them a drink or cook them a meal instead doing the sane thing and mixing/cooking their own food. There is no warning when this happens, so by the time you notice it, somebody has staved to death. This can begin a death spiral where you have so many people waiting on food, even if you assign multiple extra bartenders, because the new bartenders have their own needs to be meet they don't bartend. That means no body is doing their job anymore, the oxygen machines break and everyone sucks the big vaccum as they run around in a blind panic or straight out of the airlock.

Should be pretty fun when they finish it.
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Post by: Sarail on January 04, 2014, 10:07:58 PM
Chrono Cross! Playing Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes has recharged my love for this series, and I'll probably play Cross again in the next several months. For now, it goes in the collection.
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Post by: Shaymin on January 04, 2014, 10:19:29 PM
It's not my most recent anymore, but the last big one for me was importing a 64 GB PlayStation Vita memory card. It hasn't gotten here yet, but I'm really looking forward to not having to clean out my fridge for at least a little while, although it's going to be a pain in the ass to move everything over.

If there's an easy PC method, let me know. I'm due to upgrade this year.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 04, 2014, 10:21:39 PM
You can back up to and restore from PC using Sony's Content Manager software, but you have to do it for each individual item as opposed to the 3DS method of copying over the whole file system of the SD card in one fell swoop.
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Post by: jrlibrarian on January 05, 2014, 01:18:49 AM
Oh yeah, I also bought Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. Looking forward to playing that once I get home.


I almost threw down and grabbed a sealed copy of Insmouse Mansion, but it was $180. Maybe if it's still there when I make one last pass through tomorrow afternoon. Any advice about whether that price is worth it at all? I can't seem to find any information about it tonight.
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Post by: lolmonade on January 05, 2014, 02:04:20 PM
I am not a strong-willed man.  I broke down and bought a PS4 with Assassin's Creed: Black Flag when I found one in the wild.  Currently downloading all the updates & PS+ Games.


Can anyone make suggestions on worthwhile launch games?
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Post by: Halbred on January 05, 2014, 08:47:15 PM
Bought a 16 GB SD card for the 3DS because my 4 GB card is finally out of room. The Bravely Default demo killed it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on January 07, 2014, 08:41:41 AM
I folded and bought the Four Game Streetpass Bundle as I had nothing else to do with my Play Coins after buying the remaining weapon loadouts in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (though there is a new panel). They were about $4 for each game after tax. Not bad. The games themselves are pretty addictive like Find Mii I and II. Mii Force is probably my favorite. It amazes me just how much Nintendo really understands handheld gaming.
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Post by: Ceric on January 07, 2014, 09:36:27 AM
...
It amazes me just how much Nintendo really understands handheld gaming.
Except for some reason Nintendo didn't think about handling battery outages like the Vita which caches its state to memory so you can just start back where you were.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on January 07, 2014, 10:27:43 AM
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It amazes me just how much Nintendo really understands handheld gaming.
Except for some reason Nintendo didn't think about handling battery outages like the Vita which caches its state to memory so you can just start back where you were.
Oh, you're absolutely right. I'll just throw my 3DS away now. It's useless. **** Nintendo. **** them up their stupid asses.
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Post by: Oblivion on January 07, 2014, 10:35:56 AM
Adrock, could you cool with down with the douchebag sarcasm routine? That's my job.


Seriously, cool it.
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Post by: pokepal148 on January 07, 2014, 10:53:35 AM
Except he does it better then you.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on January 07, 2014, 05:07:53 PM
...
It amazes me just how much Nintendo really understands handheld gaming.
Except for some reason Nintendo didn't think about handling battery outages like the Vita which caches its state to memory so you can just start back where you were.
Oh, you're absolutely right. I'll just throw my 3DS away now. It's useless. **** Nintendo. **** them up their stupid asses.
Your 3DS isn't useless.  It makes a nice paper weight.  You could use it as a clip style wallet.  It can be a Clock or Calculator as well.  You see lots of choices.

Just remember to plug it in.
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Post by: azeke on January 08, 2014, 01:00:47 AM
Mii Force is probably my favorite.
Mii Force is great!

But the general feeling is that all these Streetpass games are like mobile games stunted by the need to extort Streetpasses from you. Better than IAP purchases but still.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on January 08, 2014, 01:05:47 PM
I finally have enough money to get a Wii U! Which bundle is the better value? The Zelda bundle, or the Mario bundle?

Also, if I get an external hard drive can I use it for save data?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on January 08, 2014, 01:10:40 PM
Would you rather have a $60 game + its $20 DLC, or a $50 game with a digital version of a $40 book + a decorated Gamepad? That's your call. (I'd go with the Mario bundle, personally.)

And save data can go on an external hard drive.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on January 08, 2014, 10:06:48 PM
And save data can go on an external hard drive.
I wish we had better save management. So far saves have to be where your digital version of the game is, or where patches are or else they won't pick up.

I wish i could back up some of my saves without copying around entire game between internal memory and USB drive.

There is also confusing distinction between personal saves and "public" saves... Also personal saves sometimes are attached to your Mii and sometimes not. (which means you might lose them if you change it, like many had when they connected their 3DS Mii to Wii U.

Somewhere in this mess i somehow lost my 99% NSMBU save...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on January 09, 2014, 12:05:46 PM
I went with the Mario Bundle because I felt it was the better deal. Though I would rather have the Zelda Gamepad. My wife and I might buy the Zelda bundle for my sister for her birthday so I may ask if she wants to trade gamepads. She doesn't always care about those little details.


I didn't realize that saves were sometimes tied to Miis. I thought it would just assign a default Mii to the save if it used the Mii as an icon.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on January 09, 2014, 07:53:48 PM
Hope you enjoy your Wii U; I've enjoyed mine, despite the shortage of games.

Ever since Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was released, I had some irrational expectation that it would eventually find its way to the PC.  Today, my faith was rewarded, as it was finally released on Steam.  I couldn't preload the game, since my C drive is pretty cramped as it is, and I didn't feel arsed to bother with circumventing the default preload location, so I'm downloading it now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on January 10, 2014, 06:38:01 PM
Are the other Metal Gears on Steam? I'd consider getting them there since they rarely come to Nintendo systems.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on January 18, 2014, 01:51:03 PM
I finally bought myself a Wii U with the Christmas / birthday money I received from family members. I got the Mario bundle (of course), and I also bought Batman Arkham Origins, Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and Sonic Lost World. I might sell Lost World and re-buy Sonic Colors, since that's vastly superior in all ways (music, level design, gameplay, sense of speed, boosting).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on January 18, 2014, 02:38:15 PM
Edge and Crimson Shroud on 3DS.

Edge has some insane 3d ghosting for some reason.

Crimson Shroud's 3d is barely visible, but otherwise it's okay if a little convoluted with systems...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on January 21, 2014, 09:59:52 AM
Tales of Vesperia is less than $5 on Xbox Live so I picked it up.
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Post by: azeke on January 22, 2014, 01:15:24 AM
(http://www.rowthree.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/robocop-donate.jpg)

Bought La Mulana on Steam last night for 0,99 $. While i already beaten the game on WiiWare, the price is very compelling plus i wanted to check out additional modes and maybe DLC that Wii version was missing.

Started playing it and beat the first boss. Yep, it's La Mulana alright.

It's surprisingly playable with 360 controller's stick, i remember jumping in wii version was quite annoying and some wonkyness is still there, but it's somewhat easier to take a hold on in this version i think.
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Post by: azeke on January 22, 2014, 02:42:31 AM
Received my copy of "Eyes of Bayonetta". Once again, sorry for shitty 3DS pics, but that's all i have:

(http://s020.radikal.ru/i716/1401/fa/cc7d6c05be76.jpg)
(http://s018.radikal.ru/i521/1401/60/dc3b781a3199.jpg)
(http://s002.radikal.ru/i199/1401/78/1864b1b299b8.jpg)
(http://s020.radikal.ru/i722/1401/bf/2133161b5db2.jpg)

Now to watch that included DVD for more Kamiya goodness...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on January 22, 2014, 02:49:05 AM
Preorders:

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Danganronpa (Vita)
Bravely Default: CE (3DS)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3)
Tales of Symphonia HD (PS3)
Donkey Kong Country: Banana Slamma (Wii U)
Lightning Returns - Final Fantasy 13 (PS3)
Lightning Returns - Final Fantasy 13 LE Guide

Yeah, that should take care of the next few months.  :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on January 22, 2014, 06:44:54 PM
I gotta say, even though I really didn't enjoy FFXIII and XIII-2, the whole dress-up aspect of Lightning Returns is really appealing to me, in a totally non-pervy way.

I just picked up Blackguards and The Banner Saga on Steam(Blackguards through 25% off coupon at GMG).  Times like these, I start to realize how sucky it can be when you have to wait several hours to download your "impulse" purchases.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on January 23, 2014, 11:50:29 AM
I finally bought Black Ops 2. I almost went with Ghosts last minute because Amazon has the Wii U version for $40. But BLOPS2 dropped to $30 and I wanted the zombie modes so I went with that title for now.


If anyone has the U version and wants to play sometime, let me know.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on January 23, 2014, 08:42:54 PM
Finally found a copy of Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Wii) for a very reasonable $10.  Definitely happy about this. It was the last "big" Wii game that I really wanted to pick up for my collection.
 ;D
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Post by: Shaymin on January 23, 2014, 10:05:22 PM
Grabbed Kickbeat, OlliOlli, Everyday Shooter and Retro/Grade off the PSN sale, Tales of Vesperia on the 360 for $15, and Dr Luigi on the WiiU shop. Spreading my love around, it seems.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on January 23, 2014, 10:44:28 PM
I bought a Wii U about a week ago (the Mario bundle). I recently bought the following games:

- Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- Super Mario 3D World
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
- Sonic Lost World (very mediocre, going to sell it and get Sonic Colors instead)

My next games will be Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Watch_Dogs (gotta love that Ubisoft support).

As long as the Wii U keeps getting support from Ubisoft, Activision, and WB Games then I don't care about the other developers who shun it. Activision is a given because they put their games on everything.
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Post by: broodwars on January 24, 2014, 12:21:44 AM
So apparently Tomb Raider PS4 got stealth released today/tomorrow-ish. Definitely picking that up.  :D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on January 24, 2014, 02:49:20 PM
Finally found a copy of Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Wii) for a very reasonable $10.  Definitely happy about this. It was the last "big" Wii game that I really wanted to pick up for my collection.
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Wow. I can't find it for under $50.
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Post by: Phil on January 24, 2014, 03:07:18 PM
I got Wii Party U for $30 at Best Buy. It was $40, but we had a $10 reward certificate.


I also got some fun figurines in the mail!


(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/SuperPhillip/IMG_0386_zps89d9bb93.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/SuperPhillip/001_zps3891f71a.jpg)
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Post by: azeke on January 25, 2014, 12:17:24 AM
^ niiice collection
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Post by: Adrock on January 25, 2014, 01:19:07 PM
I finally bought Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers (Crystally Crystals). I can't wait to put it on my shelf. I mean, play it.
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Post by: Stratos on January 25, 2014, 02:17:45 PM
It is an odd game. I spent a day playing it and it was a fun, if quirky, time. I loaned it to my sister and never got around to picking up again.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on January 25, 2014, 06:57:42 PM
I finally bought Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers (Crystally Crystals). I can't wait to put it on my shelf. I mean, play it.


I enjoyed it for what it was. It didn't come close to its predecessors, but it has a great soundtrack at least.
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Post by: Sarail on January 25, 2014, 07:35:51 PM
And the final boss fight is incredibly fun, too!
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Post by: Mop it up on January 26, 2014, 05:16:39 PM
I finally bought Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers (Crystally Crystals). I can't wait to put it on my shelf. I mean, play it.
Well if you do get around to it, you might enjoy it. It has its issues, but I thought it was fun to explore and the combat is fairly unique. The story is decent as well, even if there is a lot of obsessing about crystals.

Finally found a copy of Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Wii) for a very reasonable $10.
Where did you find this game for such a crazy price?!
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Post by: ejamer on January 26, 2014, 10:32:09 PM
...
Finally found a copy of Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Wii) for a very reasonable $10.
Where did you find this game for such a crazy price?!


The Source (Canada) has it marked down for clearance. The problem is finding stock - especially since the game isn't even listed online anymore.  I was lucky enough to find a store with 2 copies left while visiting a different city; in retrospect, should have bought them both.


Other clearance Wii games worth watching for:
* Rhythm Heaven Fever - $5
* Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings - $1 (lousy game, but worth it for The Fate of Atlantis unlockable)


I already had both, although had paid slightly more for them.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on January 31, 2014, 07:55:33 PM
A Link to the Past on Virtual Console for $1.50. Thanks, Club Nintendo.

I have the GBA version on hold at my friend's Play N' Trade. I'd like to get two to play the original Four Swords.
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Post by: Halbred on January 31, 2014, 09:46:49 PM
I folded and bought Monster Hunter 3ii U last night. Anyone want to play?
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Post by: Stratos on February 01, 2014, 12:57:34 AM
I'll have to look out for you online. I think I need to add your NNID. Add me or PM me yours.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on February 01, 2014, 09:43:06 AM
I had a buy 2 get 1 free coupon for Gamestop. So I picked up:


The Last of Us
Xenoblade Chronicles
Metroid Prime: Trilogy


It's incredible how expensive Xendoblade & Metroid Prime Trilogy are being sold at, so this was my best chance at getting a decent price for them.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on February 01, 2014, 03:25:29 PM
I just picked up Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, and Ducktales: Remastered (PS3) in a Buy Two Get One free sale (about $32). I bought two more RPGs because sure, I need more RPGs in my back catalog. An interesting thing about them is that I didn't play the second installment of either series. I almost bought The Lost Age on clearance years ago, but I probably wouldn't have played it. In any case, I now have two good reasons to break out the old DSi since I don't really like playing regular DS games on my 3DS (black borders = boo/hiss).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on February 07, 2014, 12:57:23 AM
Urban Trial Freestyle (3DS):
Got it on sale for 3,5 euros.

It's poor man's Trials. The physics is simply not wonky enough. In real Trials physics is super weird but totally makes sense with how your body tilts the bike and how suspension reacts to it. Generally, trying to do a wheelie will almost always will topple you over on your back.

In Urban Trials you land on your back wheel, go like that for 100 meters or so and then just press right and bike stands up on two wheels right away. So it's removing some of the confusion but also removes the challenge of working with bike's physics and that was what made Trials fun in the first place. Handling is closer to ExciteBike than to "realistic" suspension based physics of Trials.

Still Trials' clone is still somewhat Trials and it's still fun enough. With Ubisoft regrettably snubbing Nintendo platforms that's as close to Trials as you can get, i suppose.

Each level has additional challenges and it's kinda cool. Some leaderboard functionalty -- also appreciated.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on February 07, 2014, 10:38:25 AM
I recently bought Super Mario Galaxy (again) for my Wii U. The game is still just as fun and gorgeous as I remember it. I couldn't find Galaxy 2 at any retail stores. Oh well, from now on I'm just buying all my games online from Amazon.com or Walmart.com.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on February 08, 2014, 01:05:44 PM
I need to go pick up a copy of the original Galaxy. I borrowed it from a friend and beat Bowser once before returning it. I'd love to go through it again and complete everything. I do own 2. Still need to finish that one as well.


Retail is already second fiddle in my book. Amazon meets 90% of my gaming needs. They have the luxury of getting to keep all their product in warehouses so they don't have to deal with the dilemma of wasted shelfspace.


I still like to browse at brick-and-mortar stores but will only bite if it is a great bargain deal or something I already planned to pay full price for early on.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 08, 2014, 01:31:00 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/popeye_zps47667e9a.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TheUncleBob/media/popeye_zps47667e9a.jpg.html)
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Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 08, 2014, 04:01:12 PM
Nice dude! As soon as I have an extra $2000 I'm picking up Mortal Kombat 2 and Killer Instinct 2 cabinets from a local shop.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on February 08, 2014, 04:25:32 PM
I got my wife on board for buying some old arcade machines down the road. I have a soft spot for Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. One of those Neo-Geo cabinets where you can swap out the boards easily would be a fun one to start with.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 08, 2014, 04:40:35 PM
Getting the wife on board is the hardest part. ;)

If I could get over that hump (and the cost...), I'd have one of these in my house...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/485543_604349829583081_278232735_n.jpg)
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Post by: Oblivion on February 08, 2014, 04:47:17 PM
Dude. Sweet.
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Post by: Stratos on February 08, 2014, 05:22:16 PM
That looks amazing! How much does that run?


It was actually my wife that proposed the idea to me to get an arcade cabinet. I was already thiinking of doing it down the road but she brought it up when we went out to dinner and the lobby had a Neo-Geo system with Galaga and Ms Pac-Man. She said it would be fun to get one for our future entertainment room.


She can be quite supportive at times even though she is a very casual gamer herself. It all depends on our financial situation which is only improving by the week. I'm hoping that once we are both done with college and in good careers we can look into picking a cabinet up.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on February 09, 2014, 11:13:16 PM
Wii LAN Adapter:
People often talk **** about Nintendo's poor wireless connections, and i agree somewhat, but i also have even more choice words about Xbox's wireless network features.

Not one weekend morning was spent by me trying to figure out why the damn thing won't connect. It just keeps saying something about MTU values and here i go into router settings and keep rebooting modem to no avail.

So i decided to fix both problems at once, got wii lan adapter and two cables and connected them both directly to my router.

As to adapter itself... Well, it works. I don't think there is any increase in speed but i expect connection will be more stable from now on.
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Post by: Ceric on February 10, 2014, 10:17:59 AM
I find that with the WiiU its faster for me to start the WiiU with the LAN adapter then the Wireless.  I'm also trying to have everything hardwired in my house as possible to Gigabit no less so I can save Wireless Bandwidth and cut down interference.

Also @Stratos if you end up anything like I did after college with my wife it will take a good 10+ years to pay off your student loans and have that Monkey off your back.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on February 10, 2014, 12:02:31 PM
We're actually cash-flowing college right now. I think you were one of the folks to congratulate me when I announced I was debt free in this thread last summer. My wife and I made a commitment to not live with those 'monkeys on our back' ever again. It's one of the reasons I disappeared and reappeared so often. I worked my ass off and still am to make sure we can get through college without any debt. I still can't believe how well things are working out for us. I did the college debt thing, the car debt thing, I freaking owed my parents money! Never. Again. It ruined my life and I nearly lost everything, including my wife. Debt is a false sense of security and a lie that has been told to people for so long that we know no other way through life.


I thought that slavery had been abolished in America, but I was wrong. I was one of them. But no more. I only wish I could better help others out of that dark place.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on February 10, 2014, 01:59:14 PM
Really?  Let me help you help me... I'll forward all my bills to you. ;)
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Post by: Khushrenada on February 10, 2014, 02:31:01 PM
We're actually cash-flowing college right now. I think you were one of the folks to congratulate me when I announced I was debt free in this thread last summer. My wife and I made a commitment to not live with those 'monkeys on our back' ever again. It's one of the reasons I disappeared and reappeared so often. I worked my ass off and still am to make sure we can get through college without any debt. I still can't believe how well things are working out for us. I did the college debt thing, the car debt thing, I freaking owed my parents money! Never. Again. It ruined my life and I nearly lost everything, including my wife. Debt is a false sense of security and a lie that has been told to people for so long that we know no other way through life.


I thought that slavery had been abolished in America, but I was wrong. I was one of them. But no more. I only wish I could better help others out of that dark place.

Hey, I'm with you. I have no debt either. I was thinking of buying a nice and large condo last year and then decided to pass. I just didn't want all my money tied up into the property and having to pay off a mortgage for 20 years. I'll put up with renting. I'm in a pretty new building and so far everything's been pretty great about it. If, in time, a change is needed, then I'll move and rent in a newer building again.
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Post by: Stratos on February 10, 2014, 03:07:28 PM
Exactly. My wife and I almost moved from our cheap apartment to a nice rental house. But the costs would have more than doubled for rent alone, not to mention the costs of utilities and such. Now, thanks to certain laws taking affect in the US, other costs of ours went up and we would have been in dire straights if we had gotten the rental.


People make a very big mistake with regards to money and big purchases: they ask "Can I afford the payments? Can I afford the down payment?". You really need to ask "How much it is total and what are the hidden costs?"


People buy a house with a mortgage of $500 and think they can afford it because their rent is $500. But there are other costs like property taxes, utilities, maintenance and repairs. If you are a renter, the landlord has to spend money to fix your water heater or broken oven. If you own the house, that is your bill and before you know it the costs can quickly get out of your league.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on February 10, 2014, 04:57:20 PM
Debt is like most other things in our world.  It is a tool.  When used appropriately, it can be a very useful.

Anyway, I picked up Bravely Default off the eShop and played a couple of hours.  I really like the game so far, the visual style is very pleasing, and the sound is great.  I'm having some issues with the 3D where if I look away from the screen and look back, it takes my eyes a while longer to readjust.  Surprisingly, I enjoy the V.O in the game, despite how horribly cheesy it sounds at times.  I think this is SE's real comfort zone, where they have a bit more artistic license to ham it up a bit compared to games like FFXIII.  It feels like the game takes itself a little bit less seriously, so some of the bad lines are easier to forgive.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on February 12, 2014, 03:59:03 AM
Danganronpa for the Vita, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 for my PS3, and a preorder for Thief for my PS4 later this month (using the money I was planning on spending on my now-canceled Bravely Default preorder).  I also picked up the Limited Edition guide for Lightning Returns, which is just as fantastically well-made as the other 2 Piggyback FF 13 guides.  Say what you will about the FF 13 games themselves, but the guides have been amazing.

I also picked up TxK on my Vita, which is kind of an amazing vector-driven Tempest game.

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Post by: Ceric on February 12, 2014, 09:56:23 AM
Cat6 patch cables, Speaker Wire, and a longer RCA cable for the Subwoofer.  Take that Ping.
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Post by: Oblivion on February 12, 2014, 10:44:33 AM
Danganronpa for the Vita, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 for my PS3, and a preorder for Thief for my PS4 later this month (using the money I was planning on spending on my now-canceled Bravely Default preorder).  I also picked up the Limited Edition guide for Lightning Returns, which is just as fantastically well-made as the other 2 Piggyback FF 13 guides.  Say what you will about the FF 13 games themselves, but the guides have been amazing.

I also picked up TxK on my Vita, which is kind of an amazing vector-driven Tempest game.

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I was commending your cancellation of BD, but why buy Lightning Returns?
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Post by: broodwars on February 12, 2014, 01:10:18 PM
I was commending your cancellation of BD, but why buy Lightning Returns?

Because I've liked the previous 2 FF 13 games and, unlike Bravely Default, I actually liked Lightning Returns' demo. My favorite Zelda is Majora's Mask, and Lightning Returns looks like a Majora's Mask-style FF 13 game w/ a lot of the typical B.S. cut out. So yeah, it seems to be right up my alley.  ;D

Yeah, I know the reviews have been mixed (as I always knew they would be), but I have a tendency to enjoy "interesting messes" so long as they show me something I haven't seen before and don't waste my time.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on February 25, 2014, 11:07:03 PM
Today I picked up...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3)
Thief (PS4)
Tales of Symphonia HD + extras (PS3)

Sadly, the physical version of Symphonia HD is tethered to this shitty Wii fanfic that no one bought and no one should ever speak of again. Let PSN be the magic that turns dreams into reality and buy the digital-only standalone Symphonia HD if you can.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on February 26, 2014, 12:58:47 PM
I bought a $50 eshop card at Best Buy yesterday for $40. I'm pretty close to getting $5 from the Digital Deluxe Promotion. I plan on buying Child of Light because it looks bangarang (will still probably wait for a sale). If I just need a game to push me over at the end of the year, there's always Earthbound. I'll also have plenty left over for Shantae and The Pirate's Curse whenever Wayforward Technologies wants to be a pal and release it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on March 03, 2014, 07:50:56 AM
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Four Swords

I got these in a Buy One Get One Free sale for $15 plus tax. I always wanted to play Baten Kaitos, but I never got around to it. Not sure if I'll actually play it now (it's on a long RPG backlog), but I picked it up because it's one of the few games missing from my GameCube collection. I bought another version of A Link to the Past for the same reason. I just got the Virtual Console version which doesn't have the added yells so that's the one I'll be playing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sarail on March 05, 2014, 05:44:16 PM
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii). Planning on patching in Classic Controller Pro support via Homebrew Channel, too.

Now if I could only tear myself away from FFXIV...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on March 08, 2014, 04:20:10 PM
Finally found a copy of Contra 4 (DS) at a price that I liked. Awesome game. So glad my 3DS has full backwards compatibility, because the DS library is littered with gems like this.


Also recently grabbed a copy of Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS) for $3. Less enthused about that than Contra, but it's still a nice grab.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on March 09, 2014, 05:27:22 PM
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii). Planning on patching in Classic Controller Pro support via Homebrew Channel, too.

Now if I could only tear myself away from FFXIV...

When ARR first released, I was enamored with it.  Once I hit level-cap and realized that this MMO community was just like every other MMO at cap, I dropped it and only once looked back(for the Goddess-Lightning event, of course).  Definitely got my money's worth out of that month, though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sarail on March 09, 2014, 10:40:30 PM
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii). Planning on patching in Classic Controller Pro support via Homebrew Channel, too.

Now if I could only tear myself away from FFXIV...

When ARR first released, I was enamored with it.  Once I hit level-cap and realized that this MMO community was just like every other MMO at cap, I dropped it and only once looked back(for the Goddess-Lightning event, of course).  Definitely got my money's worth out of that month, though.
Please come back then! Updates 2.1-2.16 have unloaded a bunch of new content - such as the Crystal Tower and the Binding Coil of Bahamut. Then there's the new dungeons Pharos Sirius, Haukke Manor (Hard Mode), and Copperbell Mines (HM). 2.2 (coming later this month) is going to release two new dungeons along with two new Hard Mode dungeon runs as well. And the main scenario storyline has been continued, too. But yeah, Crystal Tower and the BCoB are incredible! Come back! :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on March 09, 2014, 11:34:02 PM
I got Toy Story 3 for the PS3 in the mail. I've heard some great things about it.


I also purchased Tales of Symphonia Collection, also on PS3. Though I have no idea when I'll be able to set aside the time to play such a lengthy duo of games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on March 14, 2014, 02:58:56 PM
I bought the Xbox One Titanfall bundle a few days ago, and I downloaded the free version of Killer Instinct. I can't wait till the system finally gets external hard drive support...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on March 14, 2014, 03:06:54 PM
I've been putting this off for a few years now, but I finally picked up a 1 Terabyte HDD for my PS3 (the same model I have in my PS4, actually). It arrived yesterday, and I'm currently in the process of installing every game I currently own and downloading every digital game and DLC I've ever purchased. My goal is to eliminate the biggest annoyance that comes with trying to clear out my PS3 backlog: dealing with installing game data and downloading DLC. I have no faith the PS3 PSN will be kept up longer than maybe another year or two, so I'm just working on making my PS3 as prepared for that eventuality as possible. Oddly enough, it's the goddamn trophy syncing that's proving to be the biggest hassle, as PSN just will not let me sync my thousands of trophies onto my new HDD without crashing the connection.

On a sidenote, anyone want to take a guess at how much space I'll have left once all this installing/downloading is complete and how long it will take? Just FYI, I have 1670 items in my PS3 download history (which won't all be downloaded since a lot of that are demos, trailers, or PS+ games, but most of it would be).  :P:
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 14, 2014, 03:25:54 PM
I've been putting this off for a few years now, but I finally picked up a 1 Terabyte HDD for my PS3 (the same model I have in my PS4, actually). It arrived yesterday, and I'm currently in the process of installing every game I currently own and downloading every digital game and DLC I've ever purchased. My goal is to eliminate the biggest annoyance that comes with trying to clear out my PS3 backlog: dealing with installing game data and downloading DLC. I have no faith the PS3 PSN will be kept up longer than maybe another year or two, so I'm just working on making my PS3 as prepared for that eventuality as possible. Oddly enough, it's the goddamn trophy syncing that's proving to be the biggest hassle, as PSN just will not let me sync my thousands of trophies onto my new HDD without crashing the connection.

On a sidenote, anyone want to take a guess at how much space I'll have left once all this installing/downloading is complete and how long it will take? Just FYI, I have 1670 items in my PS3 download history (which won't all be downloaded since a lot of that are demos, trailers, or PS+ games, but most of it would be).  :P:
Are you going to go ahead and do all the installs for your Disc Based games as well and get them Patched?

If so I say 200GB Left for the low number.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on March 14, 2014, 06:13:55 PM
Are you going to go ahead and do all the installs for your Disc Based games as well and get them Patched?

Damn straight. My goal is to get this all setup so that when I put a disc in or select a PSN title, it just boots and is ready to go. I'm essentially trying to future-proof my PS3 as much as is realistically possible.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on March 15, 2014, 02:34:22 PM
I found a used DS Lite at a local used game shop so I picked it up and a pair of GBA games, Super Mario Advance and Namco Museum, I been looking for a GBA for a while and this is as close as I have been able to get so I am happy, it was only ten dollars more than they sell GBA SP systems for anyways so it was a good deal. I came real close to picking up a PSP 2000 they had but I decided to hold off on that. It was great I was standing there asking the guy if they had any GBA or GBA compatible DS consoles, he said nope and a guy came in with a DS Lite to trade in just minutes latter so I waited for him to finish the trade and grabbed it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on March 15, 2014, 08:13:55 PM
I netted some money doing some sponsored articles on my site, and I was able to afford a 3DS XL on eBay. It was in new condition. I gave my old 3DS to my older brother. I also got Yoshi's New Island yesterday from Best Buy, and got Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut for Wii U from a trader on a site I frequent.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/SuperPhillip/004_zps61a50954.jpg)

Today I picked up Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. I hope the Vita I bought arrives on time.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on March 16, 2014, 09:53:13 AM
sadly my conscience and empty bank account got the better of me and I returned the items to buy a part for my Van I was dreading having to buy.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: tendoboy1984 on March 17, 2014, 04:29:07 AM
I bought an Xbox One a few days ago. At first I really liked it. The interface is easy to use and the Kinect features are great, but I just wasn't really getting into it. So yesterday I asked Best Buy if I could exchange it for a PS4, and they said that would be ok. So that's what I did, I got the last PS4 in stock at one of my local Best Buys.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on March 19, 2014, 04:39:39 PM
Picked up Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD for the Vita.  Played the first bit of X, and the game looks great on the Vita's screen.  It's kind of neat how much of the game I don't remember.  The reworked textures really bring out the designs of the characters and the environments.  X was one of my favourite FF's, so I'm really looking forward to playing through this one.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on March 19, 2014, 06:38:26 PM
I got a Vita in the mail from a trader on a site I frequent. It's so sexy. Now I just have to build up a collection for it! :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on March 25, 2014, 10:52:42 AM
Bought The Sims 3 on Sunday. I was on the fence about buying it for a long time. The last game in the series I played was the original The Sims (with several of the expansion packs), and the last time I played that was around 7 years ago. So it was interesting to see the game world rendered in 3D and that Sim emotions and behaviors were a lot more complex. It took a lot of getting used to.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on March 30, 2014, 12:29:00 AM
Ninja Gaiden Black -- got it from ebay, because apparently european version is no longer available digitally.
Madworld -- cool game, nowhere as good as other Platinum games though, also european version is borked with screen size and waggling gets tiring.
ASS IV: THE BLACK FLAGPOLE -- finally:
(https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRsw1uE1cEtW-a) (https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYQHAAABAAAhUqFNIhe-LA)
I laughed when i found advertisement for Watch Dogs in the box and it said release date was November 2013. You're a funny guy, Ubisoft.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on March 30, 2014, 05:33:13 PM
not video gaming related but I recently got back into Magic: The Gathering and picked up one of those big box sets of Born of the Gods. I came close to getting a PS1 memory card and some PS1 games to play on my PS2 but I will wait till next payday for that. Right now I am shifting away from video games and back into collectible table top games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on March 31, 2014, 09:57:21 AM
Diablo 3 Expansion.  That I actually just found out there was an adventure mode...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Soren on April 01, 2014, 12:18:11 PM
I went ahead and got Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Extended Long Title Version from the eShop.
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Post by: Stratos on April 01, 2014, 01:28:15 PM
Oh, that's available now? I'll have to remember to pick it up.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: magicpixie on April 05, 2014, 12:24:13 PM
Got myself a PS4 today - seems like the supply constraints are largely over.  Ultimately decided on the PS4 because of MLB The Show right now, even though the Xbox One might be considered a better deal at the moment with the bundles and the CDN dollar devaluation.

Grabbed NBA 2k14 digitally, and it took forever to download/install, even though my connection is pretty good.  Got to play a quick game, and I was surprised by how different the next-gen version felt compared to the PC version.  It took a little time to get used to the controller, but I'm really loving it.  The triggers are still something that I feel all controllers are really weak at, and this controller is really no different.  Also, I hate the location/size of the touchpad, and its proximity to the Share/Options buttons.  Minor complaints, really.  Everything else about it is great.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on April 06, 2014, 01:19:10 PM
Yeah, I went to two Target stores today and both had PS4 in stock.

Anyway, I took advantage of Target's Buy Two, Get One Free sale. I bought Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Bravely Default, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The first Target I went to didn't have Final Fantasy X HD so I went to a Target in the next town which didn't have Tropical Freeze. I ultimately decided to go back to the first Target and get A Link Between Worlds because I liked it, planned on buying it (eventually), and realized it will likely take forever to drop in price, unlike FFX which is probably be $20 before I finally decide to actually play it. Bravely Default is mostly for my brother, but I want to try it out.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 07, 2014, 07:10:09 PM

Found a couple of used games/figures that I couldn't pass up today.

Sid Meier's Pirates! (Wii) - $3.50
Darksiders II (Wii U) - $20
Thumpback (Skylanders) - $8


Pretty happy with this haul. Pirates! is probably better on some other platforms, but I've been casually watching for a Wii copy for a while now; Darksiders II looks neat and the price is exactly what I was willing to pay; Thumpback was the one Skylanders figure my kids really really wanted... finding it at a discount makes the decision easy for me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on April 07, 2014, 07:37:26 PM
I'd like to hear a report of how Pirates! turned out on the Wii. I have the PC version but wouldn't mind the Wii one as well because I don't have it installed all the time on my computer.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 07, 2014, 09:27:46 PM
I'd like to hear a report of how Pirates! turned out on the Wii. I have the PC version but wouldn't mind the Wii one as well because I don't have it installed all the time on my computer.


I'll try to report back, either here or in one of the other threads.  According to the NWR review (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/24346/sid-meiers-pirates-wii) there are some motion control issues in the game, which seems like a shame... but I tend to be pretty forgiving and have never played Pirates! on any other platform so maybe that won't be a deal breaker for me?


Considering the price, I'm willing to give it a shot.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on April 11, 2014, 02:21:50 AM
Got Hitman Absolution on Xbox for nothing. That's about the right amount of money i'm willing to give to Microsoft.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on April 11, 2014, 02:37:15 AM
Give Microsoft some credit for finally killing off Internet Explorer 6.

Then, take it away and then some for having created Internet Explorer 6 to begin with.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on April 11, 2014, 04:17:52 AM
As person who has to fight Chrome's ever changing bugs and quirks on a daily basis on work, i'd take IE6 over it any day.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on April 11, 2014, 09:16:33 AM
The sad part is the IE was originally and until starting at 7 really only ever designed to be a browser that would do the web ok but allow for internal Windows things.  It was suppose to be enough to get you one the Web so you could get something better.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on April 11, 2014, 11:19:21 AM
DKC: Tropical Freeze. Played about 5 stages of world 1 now, some single player and some multiplayer. Guess what, it's Donkey Kong Country. Its very pretty, but so far, it is seriously more of the same. I am left mildly amused but somewhat unimpressed, gotta be honest. Also, Donkey Kong's jump seems to be slightly too short for everything. Controlling him is sort of frustrating, actually. But I'm early in the game yet, so I'll keep going and see if I maintain the same opinion.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: nickmitch on April 11, 2014, 03:31:46 PM
The sad part is the IE was originally and until starting at 7 really only ever designed to be a browser that would do the web ok but allow for internal Windows things.  It was suppose to be enough to get you one the Web so you could get something better.

And it's still great at downloading Google Chrome to this down.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 15, 2014, 09:12:27 PM
Pleased to find the following games tonight for $2 apiece:
* Advance Wars (GBA)
* Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (GBA)
* Moon (DS)


I know that Advance Wars is on Wii U Virtual Console now, but would rather play on my super-portable GBA Micro anyway. Tony Hawk was one of the first GBA games I got, long ago, and one that I have a huge amount of nostalgia for. And Moon?  Well for $2 I'm happy to settle for the old DS version even if the upcoming 3DS remake is sure to be a lot better.  If I really enjoy the original then maybe I'll consider upgrading.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on April 16, 2014, 10:16:20 AM
I don't know about Advance Wars on the Micro.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 16, 2014, 12:34:29 PM
I don't know about Advance Wars on the Micro.


...because?


Maybe you feel the screen is too small? I'm ok with the size, and consider the trade off of being extremely portable - moreso than any other portable I own - worthwhile.  Maybe there is some other concern?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on April 16, 2014, 01:36:35 PM
I don't know about Advance Wars on the Micro.


...because?


Maybe you feel the screen is too small? I'm ok with the size, and consider the trade off of being extremely portable - moreso than any other portable I own - worthwhile.  Maybe there is some other concern?

Screen Size in this case.  Remembering my play through back in the day I did find the screen size to be something in this game moreso then others.  Most of the time I don't care.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 19, 2014, 02:13:21 PM
Grabbed Assassin's Creed IV and Rayman Legends for $20 apiece this morning. 


Not sure about AC4... but $20 is the magic number where I'm willing to take a risk on a title that looks interesting and got good reviews. I'm very pleased with that price for Rayman and can't wait to start playing that game.  Nice to see Wii U titles finally dropping in price, because it feels like the software has been slow to get marked down compared to other consoles.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on April 19, 2014, 02:25:46 PM
Yeah, I just went for $20 on a (rebuy) of AC4, and also picked up Scribblenauts Unlimited and Assassin's Creed 3 for the same.

I think the reason why I'm so in on the WiiU is because I've paid full price for a grand total of 0 games for it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on April 19, 2014, 02:56:15 PM
Where did you find Rayman Legends for $20? It is $30 right now on Amazon.


Really want Rayman, Deus Ex and Darksiders 2 to hit that 20 buck sweet spot.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on April 19, 2014, 03:31:55 PM
Where did you find Rayman Legends for $20? It is $30 right now on Amazon.


Really want Rayman, Deus Ex and Darksiders 2 to hit that 20 buck sweet spot.


Rayman Legends and AC4 are currently selling for $20 at FutureShop (in Canada). Don't think stock is available online, so hopefully a local store has copies.


(Might be worth noting that EB Games has a trade-in deal where you can swap any $15+ valued game for Kirby Triple Deluxe or Mario Golf World Tour, or any two $15+ games for Mario Kart 8.  Both AC4 and Rayman were trading for $15+ as of this afternoon.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Soren on April 24, 2014, 04:16:51 PM
2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil for PS3. Yes, I am part of the problem.


Also got Portal 1 and 2 for $6.24 on Steam. Yes, I haven't played either of those game. -hides-
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on April 26, 2014, 07:34:11 PM
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for $1.50. The insert is a little damaged, but it doesn't have that weird, unsightly "Best Seller" emblem. I didn't know there were any printed without it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on April 30, 2014, 10:42:22 PM
Paid too much.

#hypertrollGET
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on May 01, 2014, 01:00:28 AM
Muramasa Vita and Ys Celceta for like, $26 total. Also, Child of Light WiiU.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on May 06, 2014, 02:30:19 AM
Cursed Mountain (Wii) -- this game has some bitching colour manual (http://www.atomicgamer.com/files/96224/cursed-mountain-wii-manual-pdf) with lots of art, also while looking for it, i found out it had PC port, i most likely never have bought it if i knew that beforehand


Devil May Cry HD collection (360) -- just a DVD case with a disc, boo
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on May 07, 2014, 04:32:00 PM
Curse Mountain feels like an early gen PS2 game in the best and worst ways.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Tora on May 08, 2014, 12:38:36 AM
Bioshock Infinite and all it's DLC, bitches!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on May 08, 2014, 10:29:27 PM
It doesn't count as a purchase but I was unpacking some boxes looking for my nice clothes for my job interview today and I found an unopened box containing Uncharted Dual Pack for PS3 that I totally forgot I bought.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on May 18, 2014, 04:42:34 PM
Wii Party U (Wii U) - Not so interested in the game... but at $20 with a controller included I'll bite.  We've been in the market for an extra controller anyway, so this felt like a pretty sweet find.  (Staples clearance item in case anyone is wondering.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on May 18, 2014, 05:09:52 PM
The most recent games I purchased were Crash Bandicoot, FF8, and Rayman all PS one classics on PSN.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on May 21, 2014, 04:52:41 AM
Mega Man 1 on 3DS
Just played it a bit to test it out, but it's already better than torturing my keyboard, playing it on emulator like i did before.


And so it begins...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ThomasO on May 25, 2014, 03:12:37 AM
Got Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward yesterday. I've gotten two endings so far. I'm liking the full voice acting in cutscenes.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on May 30, 2014, 12:25:30 AM
Batman Arkham Origins on eShop sale. It's downloading right now. Hopefully my old ass IDE hard drive won't crap out and by the time i come home, it will be done.
Fallblox (Pushmo) on eShop sale. I already had it on my previous original 3DS, but i lost it. Discount was all i waited to rebuy it. Played it a bit.
Yeah, first 18 levels definitely hold your hand A LOT with tutorials, but back when i got it two years ago i didn't notice it because push/pull mechanic was all new for me, and i think i definitely needed help there learning. It only gets tedious when you're playing it second time.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on June 03, 2014, 11:57:43 PM
Mario Kart 8 just came in, I've Got To Run and Tales of Graces f from an insane PSN sale on Thursday, and Tomodachi Life's about to ship.

Crazy week.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 07, 2014, 02:02:56 PM
Finally upgraded to a 3DS XL. Didn't really have the spare cash... but it was on sale for $100 at Target and trying to play Mega Man IV was driving me crazy ever since the B button stopped working on my old 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on June 07, 2014, 04:49:10 PM
My long held membership of being in the PC Master Race was being questioned and my keyboard was just junk so, I upgraded to a A Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry Brown Switches (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IYJD5CY/ref=ox_ya_os_product_refresh_T1)  I'm very excited.  I've heard excellent things and this sound like the switch type for me.  Some the resistance like a Blue without the click.  I even went ahead and bought the bands to shorten the key presses and thought I try that.  Then I promptly downloaded EVE Online 14 day trail.  I have to say they have some fast servers backing that download.

I'm now fairly sure my Membership is secured.
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Post by: azeke on June 12, 2014, 12:28:45 AM
Finally arrived:
(http://i.minus.com/iLprwqj1JC75A.JPG)
Dodonpachi Resurrection and Ace Attorney Investigations.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on June 14, 2014, 08:28:17 AM
I did it I bought the 32 GB Deluxe New Super Mario/Luigi bundle with Mario Kart 8, Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World, I would have gotten DK instead of 101 but it was not available at the store I was shopping. I had to do a layaway at good old Kmart so I will pick it all up in a couple of pay checks but since I have two jobs and get paid weekly now I should be able to pick it up soon, hopefully before that Club Nintendo Mario kart 8 offer expires. everything was on sale too so I got some discounts which was nice.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on June 14, 2014, 12:19:32 PM
Awsome news marvel_movie_fan. Welcome to the club (shortly). Post your NNID when you get it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on June 14, 2014, 12:36:49 PM
What do you plan to get for your bonus game? Pikmin 3 is one of the highest value games on the list that you do not own so I would recommend that as your selection. I got it and am enjoying the game. So far it is almost everything I have wanted out of a Pikmin sequel.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on June 14, 2014, 11:55:53 PM
I am torn, but I am leaning towards Wii Party U or Wind Waker HD. I didn't care for the first Pikmin so I am not that interested in it. I enjoyed Wind Waker at times but I hated it at times too, and Wii Party U just looks useless. I wish they would have included Nintendoland or Wonderful 101 in the offer but oh well.  Also I won't be sharing my online ID sorry, for reasons I don't care to go into.I guess unless Wii Party U has an online mode it will just be Wind Waker HD.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 15, 2014, 12:15:18 AM
I got Wii Party U in the Mario Kart deal, because I already had all the other ones. Honestly, I'm not all that confident I will ever play it, as my opportunities for local multiplayer are few and far between.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on June 15, 2014, 12:19:54 AM
if it had online I would go for it but that settles it wind Waker HD it is, since I am buying the Mario U bundle I will already have that game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on June 15, 2014, 04:41:03 AM
Bought Crimsonland a few days ago when it hit Steam. Can't wait to play it co-op with buddies.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on June 15, 2014, 12:24:48 PM
Mario Kart 8 was 30% off on Amazon so I folded and ordered it on Friday. Then, I bought it at Best Buy so I could start playing it this weekend. I'll just return my copy from Amazon when it arrives Monday (or Tuesday).

Update: UPS delivered the game today so I promptly drove to Best Buy to return it. Thanks, Amazon, for value. Thanks, Best Buy, for convenience.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on June 16, 2014, 07:36:33 PM
well turns out there was a mix up my order was flagged for verification, they are sorting it out but its been delayed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on June 16, 2014, 07:48:49 PM
Mario Kart 8 was 30% off on Amazon so I folded and ordered it on Friday. Then, I bought it at Best Buy so I could start playing it this weekend. I'll just return my copy from Amazon when it arrives Monday (or Tuesday).

Update: UPS delivered the game today so I promptly drove to Best Buy to return it. Thanks, Amazon, for value. Thanks, Best Buy, for convenience.

Return fraud - boo.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Khushrenada on June 16, 2014, 08:45:57 PM
Mario Kart 8 was 30% off on Amazon so I folded and ordered it on Friday. Then, I bought it at Best Buy so I could start playing it this weekend. I'll just return my copy from Amazon when it arrives Monday (or Tuesday).

Update: UPS delivered the game today so I promptly drove to Best Buy to return it. Thanks, Amazon, for value. Thanks, Best Buy, for convenience.

Return fraud - boo.

Now I feel so guilty. I spoke with him in a couple threads before. Never again. I hope I don't get charged as an accomplice. I'm calling my lawyer. He takes forever to return my calls but his bills are always on time. What's up with that? That's gold, Jerry! That's gold! Black gold. Texas tea. Oil, that is. Well, the next thing you know ol' Jed's a millionaire. Kinfolk said Jed move away from there. I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'. I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air. What were we talking about again?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on June 16, 2014, 10:40:27 PM
I will never try to do a layaway from their website ever again. I thought it would be convenient but so far its been a friggin nightmare.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on June 16, 2014, 10:53:13 PM
Return fraud - boo.
Yes, and I feel just terrible about it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on June 17, 2014, 04:24:41 PM
grabbed some PS3 games on PSN that were on sale. Got Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Shadow of the Colossus, Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, and Pac-Man Championship Edition.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on June 18, 2014, 12:21:30 AM
Did i do good?
(http://i.minus.com/iZLOlehDDFyWr.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 18, 2014, 09:17:17 AM
This morning I finally got around to buy a GameCube game I've been meaning to pick up for a while now: ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002. This was back when Konami had the ESPN license, and they made a bunch of mediocre sports games with it, but they've made a bunch of good soccer games over the years.

Really though, I'm more interested in it more as a historical artifact than a game. MLS was basically a completely different league back then, and I'd like to see how it was portrayed at the time. I payed basically nothing for it, about $5 including shipping, so I won't be that upset if it's terrible.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on June 18, 2014, 07:07:44 PM
For my last retail purchase I got Tomodachi Life. At first the going was slow, but once I implemented more Miis onto the island, the game expanded greatly. I'm loving it and all of the immature things I can do with the game.

On the digital side of things, I purchased Ittle Dew and will be reviewing it tonight, I think. I believe I'm near the end at least.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on June 19, 2014, 02:52:29 PM
Picked up Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for $20 to scratch that itch until The Phantom Pain releases.
I also picked up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds prior to my son being born, but that's been sitting on my shelf as my free time has effectively gone to 1-2 hours a night, half of which is spend trying to just sit still and recouperate.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 19, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
...  I also picked up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds prior to my son being born, but that's been sitting on my shelf as my free time has effectively gone to 1-2 hours a night, half of which is spend trying to just sit still and recouperate.


When our little girl was born, the Wii was incredible because it offered a bunch of games that I could play one-handed while rocking her for an hour or two during the middle of each night.  You get kind of used to the sleep deprivation after a while.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on June 19, 2014, 09:18:28 PM
...  I also picked up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds prior to my son being born, but that's been sitting on my shelf as my free time has effectively gone to 1-2 hours a night, half of which is spend trying to just sit still and recouperate.


When our little girl was born, the Wii was incredible because it offered a bunch of games that I could play one-handed while rocking her for an hour or two during the middle of each night.  You get kind of used to the sleep deprivation after a while.


This is our 2nd child, so it's not that I haven't been to this dog and pony show before, but it's been a relearning how to manage 2 kids until my older son goes to bed, and then deciding if I have the energy to do anything other than watch something on tv or go on the internet.


That said, have any good suggestions for one-handed games on the Wii other than Wii Sports?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 20, 2014, 09:28:28 AM
...

That said, have any good suggestions for one-handed games on the Wii other than Wii Sports?


Hard to remember now exactly what I was playing at the time. I'm blaming lack of sleep, although being 4 years ago means I might have a hard time recalling anyway.


However, took a peek at my collection and these games (in some cases, with sequels) stood out as fun ways to waste time and playable with only one hand:


* Ghost Squad
* House of the Dead 2 & 3
* Opoona
* Zack & Wiki
* Sam & Max
* Broken Sword
* Dragon Quest Swords
* Boom Blox
* Endless Ocean
* Mystery Case Files: Malgrave Incident
* Mercury Meltdown Revolution
* Rhythm Heaven Fever
* Wordjong Party
* Sid Meier's Pirates!


There are also some solid WiiWare games to consider. Stuff like the Art Style and Bit.Trip series, Fluidity, Magnetica Twist, Swords & Soldiers, or (I think) World of Goo were all excellent options.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on June 20, 2014, 06:35:52 PM
That said, have any good suggestions for one-handed games on the Wii other than Wii Sports?
Endless Ocean Blue World. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on June 20, 2014, 09:05:49 PM
I'd definitely recommend both Boom Blox games.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 21, 2014, 11:22:15 AM
That said, have any good suggestions for one-handed games on the Wii other than Wii Sports?
Endless Ocean Blue World. 'Nuff said.


I think that I liked the pacing in the first one better, but the second has more content and improves the design in some areas.


Would LOVE to see a sequel on either 3DS or Wii U.  The Endless Ocean games were so incredibly relaxing to play. Their only downside was being  so utterly peaceful to play I would sometimes fall asleep mid-session.  ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on June 21, 2014, 11:43:36 AM
Pity I didn't get more time in the online of the second game before the shut down.


I too would welcome a sequel. It could be an excellent use of the gamepad as a Metroid Prime scanner-like feature for identifying creatures, structures and treasures.

Also, the game would look wonderful in HD.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 24, 2014, 09:09:01 AM
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U) - Anyone else still playing this? Had a real urge to play Monster Hunter online again, so am trying to shake off the rust and remember how to use a bow effectively.  Love this series, although wish text was a readable size.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on June 24, 2014, 06:34:02 PM
I play exclusively on the gamepad because of the text issue as I have a standard def TV.


I know a few others who are active as well. We could try to assemble a team some time soon.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Sundoulos on June 26, 2014, 09:42:44 AM
I picked up Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate  on a digital sale some time ago.  Starting over and getting back into it seems so daunting, but I could be persuaded to pick it up again, too. 

I did purchase Valiant Hearts on Steam, and I can't wait to play it.  I love history and the time period around World War I, as sad as it is.  Since both this and Child of Light were both made using the same engine, I have to wonder why Ubi chose to release Child of Light on the Wii U but not Valiant Hearts. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on June 26, 2014, 03:12:13 PM
Sundoulos, join us in the Monster Hunter thread. Ejamer just got the game as well and Polepal is also willing to play. I know of a few other people who could also join us so we should get a game going some time.


http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=40955.150
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on June 26, 2014, 03:14:03 PM
I need an excuse to get back into that game, so I might be able to play too.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on June 26, 2014, 04:53:14 PM
Thanks to a combination of a beast mode at a casino while on vacation and some trade promos, I got Pushmo World, Rayman Legends, Assassin's Creed IV and Darksiders II off the eShop. Going to use the DDP to get Shovel Knight once that kicks in tomorrow. (Also locked in a Platinum for 2015 on July 1.)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 26, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
Thanks to a combination of a beast mode at a casino while on vacation and some trade promos, I got Pushmo World, Rayman Legends, Assassin's Creed IV and Darksiders II off the eShop. Going to use the DDP to get Shovel Knight once that kicks in tomorrow. (Also locked in a Platinum for 2015 on July 1.)


Nice haul!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on June 26, 2014, 10:29:45 PM
Wii U:

Pushmo World
Super Dodge Ball
Shovel Knight

Vita:

Mind=0
Xblaze Code: Embryo
End of Serenity

PS3:

SMT: Devil Summoner 2
Growlancer
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD

PS4:

Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Resogun DLC

Overall, it was an expensive Tuesday/Thursday.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NotMario on June 28, 2014, 03:16:07 PM
A few days ago I picked up LittleBigPlanet Vita when I saw it for $20 at Best Buy. I always meant to get it and it seemed like a fair price. I don't think it's been on PS+ yet in North America either and if it has, I guess it's too late now...
I usually try not to go on big buying sprees and just buy what I know I'll immediately play.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Phil on June 29, 2014, 03:19:38 AM
LittleBigPlanet on the Vita's one of my favorite games for the system. Try out Tearaway as well, if you haven't yet! :)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 29, 2014, 04:57:07 AM
I'm not sure why, but from a control/playability standpoint I think the Vita LittleBigPlanet is way better than the PS3 ones, which I didn't enjoy at all.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on June 29, 2014, 10:35:59 AM
I'm not sure why, but from a control/playability standpoint I think the Vita LittleBigPlanet is way better than the PS3 ones, which I didn't enjoy at all.


Intriguing. I've always like the idea of LittleBigPlanet but found the controls to be so poor that it ruined the experience for me. If the Vita version controls better that would make the game very appealing.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 29, 2014, 11:28:39 AM
I'm pretty sure there's a demo of it on PSN, so check it out. It still a bit floaty and lacks the precision of something like a Mario game, but I found it to be much less of an issue the way they did it there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on June 29, 2014, 11:41:01 AM
I'm not sure why, but from a control/playability standpoint I think the Vita LittleBigPlanet is way better than the PS3 ones, which I didn't enjoy at all.

It might be that the Vita's left stick has far less "give" to it than the Dualshock 3's, so by necessity your movement HAS to be "snappier".

But yeah, LittleBigPlanet Vita is pretty easily the best of the LBP games so far. The fact that The Vita team is working on LBP 3 means that that game is dangerously close to potentially being good.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Eiksirf on July 01, 2014, 12:51:24 PM
I just purchased a Wii U with Nintendo Land and picked up Mario Kart 8. Once the Wii U is repaired, I can start!

(http://s2.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600/600/61/10617661-1347902315-492365.png) (http://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/mario_kart_8_box_art.jpg)

Also grabbed a copy of Too Human for three bucks at GameStop. It's supposed to be bad, but I got it for the development history and my appreciation of Silicon Knights and Denis Dyack. Based on all the reviews, I downloaded Shovel Knight for 3DS, too. Going to try that one soon!

(http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/toohuman1.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on July 01, 2014, 02:26:28 PM
If you can don't forget to register MarioKart 8 for the free game.  I still want to try Too Human one day.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on July 02, 2014, 04:52:00 PM
I enjoyed Too Human despite its flaws. It's not complete garbage or anything; if you know what you're getting into you can have a good time with it in spite of itself. If it had gotten the sequel they intended for it could have been really great.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: pokepal148 on July 05, 2014, 12:28:13 PM
I went and snatched rayman 3d on the eshop for 7 bucks, never played rayman 2 so it seemed like a steal.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on July 05, 2014, 02:36:11 PM
Bought a LG 42LM3700 (http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-42LM3700-led-tv).  Got it for $380.  I thought it do well for a PS4 TV up in my Room upstairs since that PS3 has beat the PS4 into a bloody pulp as the Living room machine.

Now I do have to say that after Getting the TV I found a Sanyo for $350 at Walmart same everything except instead of 3D it had a VGA connection.  That probably would have fit my needs a little better since the PS4 for all intents and purposes doesn't do 3D.  Oh well, hopefully they'll update it because I have a rather large 3D Blu-Ray collection.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: LudicrousDa3ve on July 05, 2014, 03:55:13 PM
Shovel Knight on Wii U.  :cool;
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on July 06, 2014, 02:12:08 AM
I went and snatched rayman 3d on the eshop for 7 bucks, never played rayman 2 so it seemed like a steal.
You dun goofed dude.

Rayman 3d is a bad, bad, bad port. Headache inducing framerate and ghosting-ridden 3d.

I would take DS port over it (Ubisoft so lazy they rehashed the same game twice on two consecutive nintendo handheld launches).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on July 08, 2014, 12:37:34 PM
Between World Cup fever and Insano's praise I am ordering the FIFA Wii U game. Debating what else I will order with it. Lot's of quality U software is only $20. May grab Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends and Deus Ex as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 02, 2014, 06:41:08 PM
Target (Canada) is at it again. 


New Super Mario Bros U - $10
The Wonderful 101 - $10


Windwaker was the same price but was unfortunately sold out locally. Too bad, because that would have been a nice pickup.


I considered Ninja Gaiden 3, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wii Fit U, and Arkham Origins all at $10... but none of those games seemed like something I'm keen to play. (Came close on Scribblenauts, but would rather get Scribblenauts Unlimited instead of the DC Superheroes version.)  Also, motion plus Wii remotes are marked down to $10, which would be hard to pass up if we didn't already have a bunch of controllers at home.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on August 02, 2014, 08:19:23 PM
Mahvel, baby. Definitive version, too (Ultimate MvC3 Vita).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on August 03, 2014, 03:29:26 AM
I've picked up some console stuff lately, but nothing really worth talking about as of yet (for instance, picked up Last of Us Remastered, but it'll be sitting on the Shelf for a while).

I guess I'm a filthy casual, though, because I got a new T-Mobile OnePlusOne phone today, and decided to finally try some games on it now that I finally have a decent phone.  I've dabbled with some of them:

Dead Space (Android) - Surprisingly good and more faithful to the Dead Space experience than Extraction on the Wii. The aiming controls kind of suck. This is a game reliant on careful aiming and firing, yet aiming AND firing are mapped to the right side of the screen.  ::) And what genius decided to map "shoot" on your gun to the same command used to open containers & interact with objects, though? It's a little repetitive because it follows the Dead Space 1 formula of "walk into a room, doors lock, and you shoot everything until they stop moving.  Overall, surprisingly decent so far.

Deux Ex: The Fall (Android) - The controls work surprisingly well (to deal with the problem that you may occasionally want to aim & shoot or move & shoot, there's a firing button on both sides of the screen) and the game feels very faithful to Human Revolution. So far it's just been all-shooting, though. No questing or dialog trees so far, though the game's teasing that they're coming.

Hitman Go - Addictive little puzzle game. I can't stand the console Hitman games, but this one kind of clicks with me.

I don't plan on making this a habit (I'd have gladly played all 3 of these games on my Vita, just to have stick support), but in the disease-ridden sewer that is the mobile market, there is some decent stuff in there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on August 03, 2014, 09:06:24 AM
Military Madness (TG16 on VC):
Got this through my club nintendo points.

Cool game in the style Famicom/Advance Wars. I mainly got this because i had 600 remaining points through CN and 600 is exactly how much TG-16 games cost on VC. Also i remembered how Dr. Sparkles liked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuXsNmkHs1E&t=10m) it (i did also kinda wanted to get Biomiracle Upa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy3EqaUdkk4&t=51m29s) which also costs 600 more than regular NES games because it's "import" or something).

It plays decently enough, for such an old game. Though i wonder if all levels are single screen only. First two levels were simple enough but third is already a challenge.

Geo effects, units getting experience and formation bonuses is neat. It's kinda shame it doesn't save between levels but ah well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 03, 2014, 10:15:36 AM
Military Madness (TG16 on VC):
Got this through my club nintendo points.

Cool game in the style Famicom/Advance Wars. I mainly got this because i had 600 remaining points through CN and 600 is exactly how much TG-16 games cost on VC. Also i remembered how Dr. Sparkles liked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuXsNmkHs1E&t=10m) it (i did also kinda wanted to get Biomiracle Upa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy3EqaUdkk4&t=51m29s) which also costs 600 more than regular NES games because it's "import" or something).

It plays decently enough, for such an old game. Though i wonder if all levels are single screen only. First two levels were simple enough but third is already a challenge.

Geo effects, units getting experience and formation bonuses is neat. It's kinda shame it doesn't save between levels but ah well.


Levels do grow to be quite large later on. There is a password system that you can use to skip levels, but that's probably not necessary thanks to the ability to suspend/resume play with VC games.


I rather liked this game - it certainly makes Advance Wars seem not-so-advanced. Made me curious about the WiiWare release, but never did pick that one up.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on August 03, 2014, 01:39:00 PM
I got the WiiWare version. It looked really nice and made me wish there was a modern take on it. Never got too far into it but I did play the multiplayer before WiFi got cut. Still worth a try if you like the game. Made me go back and get the VC version as well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 04, 2014, 05:23:42 PM
I just got unEpic and Super Meat Boy on Steam, I was hoping to get them on PSN but it doesn't look like they are out there. I went online to look for Pier Solar HD but it also appears to have been delayed again so I picked up a couple other steam games I been holding out for. Really liking unEpic but haven't tried Super Meat Boy yet.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 04, 2014, 05:27:15 PM
I just got unEpic and Super Meat Boy on Steam, I was hoping to get them on PSN but it doesn't look like they are out there. I went online to look for Pier Solar HD but it also appears to have been delayed again so I picked up a couple other steam games I been holding out for. Really liking unEpic but haven't tried Super Meat Boy yet.

Unepic isn't on PSN, but it is on the Wii U eShop. And I would pay an insane amount of money for a version of Super Meat Boy on the Vita, which sadly doesn't seem like it will ever happen.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 04, 2014, 05:51:31 PM
I just got unEpic and Super Meat Boy on Steam, I was hoping to get them on PSN but it doesn't look like they are out there. I went online to look for Pier Solar HD but it also appears to have been delayed again so I picked up a couple other steam games I been holding out for. Really liking unEpic but haven't tried Super Meat Boy yet.

Unepic isn't on PSN, but it is on the Wii U eShop. And I would pay an insane amount of money for a version of Super Meat Boy on the Vita, which sadly doesn't seem like it will ever happen.


yeah I discovered that which is why I got them on Steam, no Wii U yet.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 05, 2014, 05:30:56 PM
Was at Walmart and noticed they are now selling pre-owned games, Hastings started selling retro games recently too so I decided to browse their PS3 section and got Street Fighter X Tekken for like $12 bucks so that kind of makes up for buying those two Steam games that I lost interest in after an hour or so.

I am tempted to buy Shovel Knight Adventures after reading the good reviews of it. I am not sure I want to spend any more money on video games right now though.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on August 07, 2014, 10:30:38 AM
I lost my PS2 collection a ways back due to theft, and decided recently to start rebuilding as well as trying out a few new games while I'm at it.  Spend the last weekend scouring Craigslist & pawn shops, because unfortunately, I don't have any used game shops in the area that don't have ridiculous prices.  I think I did pretty good with my haul:

PS2 Fat w/1 memory card & 2 controllers, all in great condition (bought off of a dad on craigslist whose son hardly played it).
Spare PS2 mem card, 2 PS1 mem card.
Final Fantasy XII
Bully
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Kingdom Hearts 2 (I need to find 1, still)
Dynasty warriors 3
Twisted Metal: Black
 
All for a total of...$50!.  I don't think I did too bad.  Think i'll have to rely on the internet to pick up much else, considering my severe lack of local options.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 07, 2014, 11:25:57 AM
Did you know that with the PS2 emulator, you can put your PS2 disk in your PC and run it like that? Heck you can even run it in HD without taking out the disk.


Is that still considered piracy even if you are using the disk?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: lolmonade on August 07, 2014, 12:37:23 PM
Did you know that with the PS2 emulator, you can put your PS2 disk in your PC and run it like that? Heck you can even run it in HD without taking out the disk.


Is that still considered piracy even if you are using the disk?

There are two problems with that approach for me:
 
1) At the present moment, I don't have a PC that's newer than 2004.
2) Even if I had my planned beefy gaming PC, time right now is a valuable commodity to me, and taking the time to figure out PS2 emulation and setting everything up properly at this juncture is too high.  Having the console itself right now was the cheapest both in time and money right now for me to be able to plug-and-play my favorite games.
 
Maybe I'll revisit emulation when I've gotten issue one changed above, but I'm a ways out before being willing to plink down $700+ for a gaming PC that'll have longevity.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 07, 2014, 12:43:49 PM
You don't need a fantastic PC. Hell, the laptop I bought two years ago for homework with an intergrated graphics card can run all PS2 games in HD at their native framerate.


I mean, I suppose that's still a problem for you but it doesn't take much to run it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 07, 2014, 01:14:47 PM
I have a laptop that is barely 2 years old, with integrated graphics and 8GB ram and I can't get PS2 games to run at an acceptable frame rate without seriously  tweaking every little thing and sacrificing quality. It is the same with Dolphin I can get games to run no problem but the quality sucks. As for the PS2 emulator, they are NOT newbie friendly so if you are not intimately familiar with emulators stay away from PS2 emu scene, its more hard core than PS1 emu scene and in my experience PS1 emulators all suck balls. That is why I gladly pay for these games on PSN and I still keep an old PS2 lying around just in case.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 07, 2014, 02:46:20 PM
What's your CPU on that thing?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on August 07, 2014, 03:48:10 PM
Front Mission 3 (PSOne Classics via PSN)


The game sounds pretty cool, and even if it disappoints I'm ok with dropping the $3 (sale price) to give it a shot.  Really need to get a PS3 controller synced to my PSP Go though...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 09, 2014, 12:26:16 AM
What's your CPU on that thing?


AMD A6 34020M Quad Core 1.5 Ghz 8GB RAM, my previous laptop was an i7 Quad Core 2.0 Ghz with
8GB RAM and it had trouble with PS2 and Dolphin also. I could get it to run smooth if I tweaked it all to hell but I am was not satisfied with the results. My views on PS1 emulation refers mostly to how they handle CDDA which is essential for certain games, specifically MK Trilogy, the game runs perfectly but no background music which is a deal breaker for me. There are other games that until they figure out how to get CD audio to work I refuse to play that way. Sadly MK Trilogy has never been reissued in any form since N64 so I am stuck with emulation as it is one of the super rare games that isn't playable on a PS2.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on August 10, 2014, 11:30:03 PM
I just bought the Letter for fifty cents! GOTY here I come!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 11, 2014, 11:41:52 AM
I am thinking about getting a 360 now that they are cheap and the library is solid. I already have a PS3, what games would someone recommend for a person who already has a PS3, like what games can I NOT get  on PS3 that I can on 360 that I should? Or which versions of multiplats are better like if I don't have a game already and I have both consoles which would be best?


I am not that into shooters, especially 1st Person variety, so I am looking more like Fable and whatever else they have that isn't COD or HALO.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 11, 2014, 04:48:55 PM
You need to try different emulators and sound plugins. I haven't played MKT on an emulator in a long time, but I know ePSXe plays the CDDA if you set it up right, and so did Connectix VGS back in the day, IIRC.

Also, MK Trilogy works 99% perfect on a PS2. The only bugs I ever ran into were if you don't continue when you get Game Over the game will hang, or it will freeze when you beat the game (might depend on the treasure you choose).

I don't know what your GPU is, but your CPU specs are too low to run Dolphin or PCSX2 very well. They are both extremely CPU dependent. nullDC should work just fine though, if you're into Dreamcast.


MK Trilogy works perfect on PS3 too (remember, all PS3s are BC with PS games). There's always the PC version too, which is identical to the PSX version, just needs a patch to run on Windows 7 or 8.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 11, 2014, 04:49:48 PM
Just picked up The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) and Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbone). Pretty late to get Ghosts, but for $23.70 brand new it's a pretty good deal. Should get my money's worth.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on August 11, 2014, 11:50:42 PM
My order from play-asia finally arrived:
(http://i57.tinypic.com/ibgj2h.jpg)
65$ for all.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Oblivion on August 12, 2014, 12:57:51 AM
AW **** SON


You're gonna have a hell of an awesome time playing those games. Can't wait to read what you think.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on August 12, 2014, 01:28:05 AM
It's gonna be a while till i get to actually play them.

I am too deep in my DMC/character action games phase to try something else.

I am not gonna start VLR until i finish 999 (which i don't even have).

This copy of "My Little King" had scratched disc and one of plastic thingies that holds the disc inside was broken... I think they sold me used version...
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on August 12, 2014, 01:43:33 AM
I've got an itch to buy a game this month. I may finally pick up Wind Waker HD, but I've also been thinking about finally giving Assassin's Creed II a try. My Wii U eshop backlog is substantial as well. Part of me wants to finally get a 3DS too. Too many games, too little time.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on August 12, 2014, 10:56:40 AM
Darksiders 2 on Wii U for $20, also has $10 in credit at Play N Trade.

I thought the first one was okay, played it on PS3. It started strong then fizzled toward the middle and end. I wanted to get the Wii U version because it comes with the DLC packs. I wasn't sure if there was a version on PS3 that came with the extra content so I waited until I could get the Wii U version at a low price. I might not even get to it, but the value is nice.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on August 12, 2014, 09:34:39 PM
I ended up getting Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed 4 from a deal on Amazon. Only $36 bucks! Normally I pick it up box games locally, but I decided to try an online deal. Sorry Brick and Mortar.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on August 12, 2014, 09:42:57 PM
Message me if you want to play BLOPS2 sometime, Shyguy. Just recently started playing it again.

Plan to pick up Darksiders 2 soon. Either this month or next. I had a panic when I checked Amazon and saw it for 50+ but then a minute later all of the cheaper ones returned. Either a listing error or I chose the wrong option. It's $25 so I may bite as I have a hunch that is one of the ones close to dropping off and becoming a bit more high demand due to the closure of the studio.


My order from play-asia finally arrived:
(http://i57.tinypic.com/ibgj2h.jpg)
65$ for all.


All of those Wii games are worth the price you paid. Glad to say I own them all. Plan to get VLR but I need to get 9-9-9 first. Maybe October I'll get both.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ShyGuy on August 12, 2014, 09:56:15 PM
My order from play-asia finally arrived:

65$ for all.

Those games look right in your wheelhouse. Enjoy!
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 13, 2014, 11:09:30 AM
You need to try different emulators and sound plugins. I haven't played MKT on an emulator in a long time, but I know ePSXe plays the CDDA if you set it up right, and so did Connectix VGS back in the day, IIRC.

Also, MK Trilogy works 99% perfect on a PS2. The only bugs I ever ran into were if you don't continue when you get Game Over the game will hang, or it will freeze when you beat the game (might depend on the treasure you choose).

I don't know what your GPU is, but your CPU specs are too low to run Dolphin or PCSX2 very well. They are both extremely CPU dependent. nullDC should work just fine though, if you're into Dreamcast.


MK Trilogy works perfect on PS3 too (remember, all PS3s are BC with PS games). There's always the PC version too, which is identical to the PSX version, just needs a patch to run on Windows 7 or 8.

What, I did not know that. I will have to check that out. I already knew my specs were low for those emulators but their websites say otherwise and people with lower specs claim to run them too which I call BS on. I tried both DC Emus out there and I could get them to work but I had issues with my controllers if I remember correctly.

As for the epsxe sound issue, I never could get it to work there was some work around or something but from what I remember it was too complicated for me to get working or else it required additional stuff I wasn't interested in tracking down, I forget which but I remember fiddling with it for HOURS before I gave up. I honestly never tried it on my PS2 but I heard it was glitchy or something so I never bothered but if it does work on PS3 then I got nothing to worry about I have a PS3.

Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on August 13, 2014, 01:28:40 PM
That's a neat cover for No More Heroes. Different from mine (NA version).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on August 13, 2014, 09:43:09 PM
I agree though this is one of the few times I actually prefer the North American cover art.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on August 14, 2014, 12:42:48 AM
That's a neat cover for No More Heroes. Different from mine (NA version).
Cover is nice i guess, but i did some googling yesterday and apparently european version is censored (no blood and stuff).

With this and Madworld also busted in PAL version, i wonder why i even bother.

Edit:

Doesn't MK Trilogy on PS1 have ridiculous loading times? Like in the middle of the fight loading?

And honestly the changes compared to Ultimate MK were not that big (playable Kameleon, hur, who cares). Also no six button controller.

With all fighters across all games it felt more like MUGEN hack than an actual game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on August 15, 2014, 07:36:49 PM
This copy of "My Little King" had scratched disc and one of plastic thingies that holds the disc inside was broken... I think they sold me used version...
I don't know if it were the same for PAL regions, but the initial run in the US had some defective copies, so it could be something like that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on August 16, 2014, 02:01:00 PM
Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle (read: all DLC included) for $0.39. Quick, get an intern fired!
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/19282/ (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/19282/)

Edit: Sorry folks, party's over. It's $5.99 now.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 17, 2014, 11:01:04 PM
That's a neat cover for No More Heroes. Different from mine (NA version).
Cover is nice i guess, but i did some googling yesterday and apparently european version is censored (no blood and stuff).

With this and Madworld also busted in PAL version, i wonder why i even bother.

Edit:

Doesn't MK Trilogy on PS1 have ridiculous loading times? Like in the middle of the fight loading?

And honestly the changes compared to Ultimate MK were not that big (playable Kameleon, hur, who cares). Also no six button controller.

With all fighters across all games it felt more like MUGEN hack than an actual game.


Yes but MK is to me as Nintendo is to Unclebob so its a game I must have.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: azeke on August 17, 2014, 11:15:28 PM
Yes but MK is to me as Nintendo is to Unclebob so its a game I must have.
I'm kinda the same, majority of what little console gaming i had as a kid was Mortal Kombat on Sega (mostly MK3 and later UMK).
I still have newspaper clippings with MK codes (and other Sega games).
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on August 18, 2014, 09:44:15 AM
I bought the dumbest 5 port Gigabit switch I could find.  I needed more ports for my room because I moved my PS4 up there so I pulled out an old D-Link router that I had that has Gigabit ports.  When it works its great but I'm getting all sorts of weird DNS stuff that just goes away if I switch back to Wireless despite all my fiddling to fix it.  I know the direct line works well so I'm just going to switch to a dumb unmanaged gigabit switch.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on August 21, 2014, 03:41:51 PM
Yes but MK is to me as Nintendo is to Unclebob so its a game I must have.
I'm kinda the same, majority of what little console gaming i had as a kid was Mortal Kombat on Sega (mostly MK3 and later UMK).
I still have newspaper clippings with MK codes (and other Sega games).

I still keep old Sega Visions around that talk about Mortal Kombat on Genesis. I even have one that talks about early concept of MK Trilogy was going to be all three arcade games on 1 disc but it was changed to make the game fit on an N64 cart. The N64 version is trash though so bad decision on their part.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on August 21, 2014, 09:52:49 PM
I "preordered" the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U bundle on Amazon which really just means, "Charge me when you mail it to my house."
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 21, 2014, 09:55:36 PM
I preordered Madden 15 for PS4 on PSN so I can have it pre-loaded and ready to go immediately.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on August 22, 2014, 06:27:29 PM
I bought Madden 15 for PS4 on PSN so I can have it held ransom till psn deems its ready to go immediately.
Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 22, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
I was going to buy it day one anyway, so this lets me have it ready to go at midnight instead of waiting for the very large files to download after that.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on August 22, 2014, 09:04:19 PM
Bought Tales of Grace F.  Then proceed to have my PS3 refuse to download it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Shaymin on August 22, 2014, 09:50:37 PM
- "Bought" a $0 game that I will never be able to play just to check if I'd actually get 80 Club Nintendo coins for it like the site promised (spoilers: apparently not)

- Bought the Sly Cooper Collection on Vita. Torn between grabbing it on PS3, or picking up that $10 copy of FIFA 14 PS3 I saw at a prominent retailer today.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on August 22, 2014, 10:21:38 PM
I guess I'm now the owner of half of the Wonderbook Library.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: harvjones on August 24, 2014, 06:53:28 AM
Started Dark souls 2 pirated and i loved it so much i brought DS2 totally money's worth  ;D
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Soren on September 09, 2014, 06:29:35 PM
I finally caved and bought a 3DS.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on September 09, 2014, 07:03:20 PM
Aw, but in a few short months you could have had a C-stick and one exclusive retail game. It's as if you don't understand true value.

In all seriousness, what games did you purchase with it?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Soren on September 09, 2014, 07:18:28 PM
I know, rite?! Basking in the glow of this now obsolete 3DS. I got it because I'll be working in Europe for the next 2 1/2 months and I can't go that long without playin vidja games.


It was the Mario and Luigi bundle because it was the cheapest XL available around here. But the only games I plan on getting at the moment are Fire Emblem Awakening (when it goes on sale this week) and Smash Bros. I might play Dream Team since it's already installed. Any other suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on September 09, 2014, 07:46:09 PM
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is really good, as is Super Mario 3D Land.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on September 09, 2014, 08:03:51 PM
I finally caved and bought a 3DS.
It sounds like you're still reluctant to have bought it, what's wrong with it? After the first year, it became worthwhile.

My fave game is Luigi's Mansion 2, but if you'll be traveling and won't have access to online, it'll lose some of its value.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Soren on September 09, 2014, 08:18:10 PM
I finally caved and bought a 3DS.
It sounds like you're still reluctant to have bought it, what's wrong with it? After the first year, it became worthwhile.

Nothing wrong with it. I just haven't been part of a handheld gen since the GBA SP. I figure I'll probably put more hours on the 3DS now instead of my home consoles. I consciously decided to step away from the handheld world just to keep my wallet safe.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 09, 2014, 09:10:45 PM
If you never had a DS you should go back and explore that library through backwards compatibility. There's a lot of good stuff there.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 09, 2014, 09:14:35 PM
StarFox, Resident Evil Revelations, and the Etrian Odyssey games have been my favorite 3DS titles. For DS compatibility I really enjoyed Dragon Quest IX, GTA Chinatown Wars, Contra, Castlevania, Megaman Zero Collection, and WarioWare DIY. My taste in games is weird, so take these recommendations with a grain of salt.


My purchases over the past couple of weeks:
* Lego Batman 2 (Wii) - One of the last Wii games I wanted to add to my collection, finally found a very cheap copy online.
* Scribblenauts Unlimited (Wii U) - Paid "too much" at $20, but really wanted to play this with my kids. The DC Heroes version had been on sale for half that price, but seeing my son laugh as we put Mario and Boos through their paces is worth the extra expense.
* Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Wii U) - Wish there was a physical release, but pretty happy with this otherwise and can understand why this is digital only. Not a huge fan of beat'em up games but the RPG elements really make this one shine.
* XType Plus (Wii U) - Wow, this is really enjoyable in short bursts. Highly recommended.
* Kirby Super Star (Wii U VC) - Club Nintendo reward.
* Super Punch-Out!! (Wii VC) - Club Nintendo reward.
* GTA: Vice City Stories (PSP) - Kind of like having a stacked PSP Go ready to take with me anywhere. For $2.50 I'll bite on some portable GTA.
* Xenogears (PSOne Classic) - Sadly, bought just because I'm curious about the weak Xenoblade connection and because I was adding funds to my PSN account anyway for GTA (above).
* Humble Indie Bundle 12 (Steam) - So less than $8 for Gone Home, SteamWorld Dig, Hammerwatch, Gunpoint, LUFTRAUSERS, and Papers Please... with more to come later?  Sure, I can bite on that. After this gen I'm planning to bow out of consoles anyway and go for the cheapest Steambox that will play most of the games I already own.  At that point all I'll need is to win the lottery, retire, and finally have time to play all these games.


Edit: Wow. Didn't realize how much I bought until looking at the list - that's like $50 wasted on games this month. Stressed at work, and taking it out on my wallet. Oh well. At least they've got good company in my backlog.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 09, 2014, 09:19:51 PM
I bought NHL 15 and Destiny for PS4. Had them preordered on PSN, so they were pre-loaded and ready to go. I watched the NHL countdown click down to zero and started it up immediately at midnight.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: oohhboy on September 09, 2014, 11:44:26 PM
If you never had a DS you should go back and explore that library through backwards compatibility. There's a lot of good stuff there.
This.Lots of great stuff. So much more and better than what the GBA had.

Brought Rimworld, a good looking Dwarf Fortress like game with none of the terrible UI and obtuse gameplay. It is still alpha, and it won't have the sheer depth of DF, but more importantly, it is playable.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 18, 2014, 09:52:43 AM
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U)


Bought for $20 at Walmart Canada, which is convenient because I just sold my old GameCube version for $20.  Honestly, I'm not sure whether the benefits of the HD version matter. The GameCube version still looks gorgeous and plays extremely well... but since it (essentially) didn't cost anything to upgrade, figured I might as well have access to off-screen play.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on September 18, 2014, 05:36:34 PM
Trust me, once you try the Swift Sail, you'll wonder how you ever tolerated the original ship speed.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ObbyDent on September 18, 2014, 07:25:47 PM
In the last week I bought a PS4, FE: Awakening, and TFF: Curtain Call.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on September 19, 2014, 09:39:53 AM
Trust me, once you try the Swift Sail, you'll wonder how you ever tolerated the original ship speed.
The Same as Passing a Kidney stone.   You had no other choice.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on September 26, 2014, 03:09:48 PM
I was at Game Stop today and picked up two new PS3 games, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, and Virtua Fighter 5. Then the sales person pointed out to me that Hyrule Warriors was out today so I picked up a Wii U with Super Mario 3D World/Nintendoland Bundle and grabbed Hyrule Warriors. I am STILL waiting for the system update so once I get through that I have to call customer support back to get that data transfer going and then I should be playing some Wii U games sometime latter today.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on September 27, 2014, 03:09:17 PM
Nintendo released a Nintendo Land/SM3D World U bundle? When did this happen?
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Mop it up on September 27, 2014, 04:32:32 PM
Nintendo released a Nintendo Land/SM3D World U bundle? When did this happen?
At first I thought this was just a GameStop bundle where they give you Super Mario 3D World when you buy the Wii U system, but looking it up it appears to be an actual boxed bundle from Nintendo. I can't find the exact date it released, but it was sometime this month, and some places actually say the 28th which is tomorrow so not sure what is the official date.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Adrock on September 27, 2014, 06:37:25 PM
Bought Tales of the Abyss and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in a buy one get one free sale. Technically, both are for my brother, but I'd like to at least try Tales of the Abyss.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: ejamer on September 27, 2014, 07:19:39 PM
Skylanders: Swap Force (Wii U)


Target Canada is blowing out the base sets for $18, with individual figures for $3-5 apiece and sets of 3 figures/things for $7.50.  Got the Giants game for Wii a while back; my kids loved it and I was rather impressed with the quality. Not keen on keeping up with the latest gimmicks in this series, but for under $40 we got a whole bunch of Swap Force stuff to set aside for Christmas.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on September 27, 2014, 08:55:08 PM
the guy at Gamestop told me it was a brand new bundle and it was ALL he had in stock so he sold it to me anyways. If you take into consideration the cost of those two games it basically brought the Wii U price down to where I wanted to jump in anyways so good deal by me.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Soren on September 28, 2014, 02:17:15 PM
Link's Awakening DX.


First time I'll be playing this masterpiece.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on September 28, 2014, 04:20:42 PM
Well it took a while to get the hang of navigating eshop but I figured it out, mostly. I ended up buying Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Abyss, and Swords and Soldiers.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on September 28, 2014, 08:25:09 PM
I almost re-bought Swords and Soldiers when they released the HD version but then we finally got an announcement for S&S2. Loved the original on WiiWare and glad to see the game and studio still doing well.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Halbred on September 28, 2014, 10:33:11 PM
Ghost Trick: Finally.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge: Flash sale at Best Buy ($8).
Hyrule Warriors: Hell yeah.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Stratos on September 29, 2014, 01:20:41 AM
Ghost Trick: Finally.


I finally picked it up this summer. Seems like a fun game so far.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Triforce Hermit on September 29, 2014, 10:47:38 AM
Bought Animal Crossing in the Smashing Sale. Time to see why so many are addicted to the series.

Bought Tales of the Abyss and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in a buy one get one free sale. Technically, both are for my brother, but I'd like to at least try Tales of the Abyss.
You won't regret Tales of the Abyss.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 29, 2014, 11:29:09 AM
I won a bet that resulted in me getting $40 worth of eShop credit, and since I have no patience it was burning a hole in my pocket and I ended up buying two games I already own on Wii U Virtual Console, Mario Golf: Advance Tour and Metroid Fusion.
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Post by: Fatty The Hutt on September 29, 2014, 11:30:46 AM
Hyrule Warriors.
Loving it so far.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on September 30, 2014, 05:05:43 PM
Today's haul:

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (PS4)
Natural Doctrine (PS4 & Vita)
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Ceric on September 30, 2014, 05:22:42 PM
Invizimals Demo for Vita.  Now to find and Charge the Vita.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on September 30, 2014, 07:13:05 PM
Today's haul:

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (PS4)
Natural Doctrine (PS4 & Vita)
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
interested to hear how you like the Sherlock Holmes game.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on October 03, 2014, 01:12:09 AM
Today: Shovel Knight Wii U e-Shop
Trine 2: Directors Cut Wii U e-Shop
D&D Chronicles of Mystara Wii U e-Shop
Dr. Luigi Wii U e-Shop

Tomorrow I am going to the used game stores looking for Wii, Wii U, and PS3 games. I will report what I find.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: shingi_70 on October 03, 2014, 11:24:13 AM
Chariot from GWG on xbox  live. 
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on October 03, 2014, 07:08:01 PM
Today
New Super Mario Bros U- Wii U
New Luigi U- Wii U
Avengers Battle for Earth- Wii U
Wonderful 101- Wii U

I almost got Destiny for PS3 but held off because I got a Wii Remote Plus so I could get into Wii mode.


Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: broodwars on October 04, 2014, 03:18:13 AM
Today's haul:

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (PS4)
Natural Doctrine (PS4 & Vita)
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
interested to hear how you like the Sherlock Holmes game.

I just finished it, actually. I've played about half of the previous Sherlock games this team has made, and IMO this is by far their best title. There's still a little bit of janky-ness in how the game plays; how it tries to hide its low budget; and how the game doesn't always properly explain what it wants you to do, but I think the team finally fixed their 2 worst issues from the previous games: stupidly overcomplicated puzzles, and horrendous pacing issues.  Instead of 1 long, 20 hour trial that just seems to go on forever, there are instead 6 3-5 hour ones laid out in an episodic nature. It helps keep the experience fresh and the story moving.

Likewise, the narrative's seen a significant upgrade with the way you can now gather clues and piece them together in Sherlock's head ala Miles Edgeworth's "Logic" system in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. It allows you to examine cases in a way that leads to branching endings depending on your logic and the clues you've gathered.

And yeah, the team at Frogware made some significant improvements to their engine. They haven't quite mastered human facial movement yet, but the game as a whole is pleasant enough to look at and some of the environmental work is just spectacular.

I plan on talking about this game more on the next NFR, but suffice it to say I think it's a shame the developer decided to release this game on the same day as Shadow of Mordor, which ensured too few will play it.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on October 05, 2014, 11:20:10 PM
Skylanders.  Lots and lots of Skylanders.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on October 06, 2014, 11:15:14 AM
@broodwars, thanks for the review. I haven't played any of these games but I like mystery and investigation type games and I am a long-standing Holmes fan. I might have to check this one out on PS3.
Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: marvel_moviefan_2012 on October 06, 2014, 01:27:52 PM
Yesterday was my last big day for a while, I got NES Remix 1 and 2,

 then I finally got my Wii purchases transferred over to my Wii U so I downloaded all my Virtual Console titles I had on Wii, turns out I only had 40 I thought I had more, and they still let me download DKC and TMNT so that was cool I was worried those wouldn't be available anymore. I forgot I had two WiiWare titles, Lost Winds and some really stupid Crystal Chronicles game my sister downloaded when she lived with us, I had forgotten about it.


Then on eshop I finished the weekend by getting Art Academy. Spent the rest of the night playing Shovel Knight and forming a love/hate relationship with that game.


Title: Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
Post by: UncleBob on October 07, 2014, 12:32:31 PM
Skylanders.  Lots and lots of Skylanders.
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