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twelvestar

TalonMan wrote:

MrCIB wrote:

Bad News.... Seems Best Buy GCU will be going away

This absolutely does NOT surprise me!!! I've been saying this from the moment I joined up - there is absolutely NO WAY Best Buy isn't losing money, hand over fist with this program. It's just simply not possible!! I'm pretty sure I had read somewhere, that the average retailer makes about $10-$15 on a full price ($60-$70) game... ...and that profit is completely gone, with the 20% discount. And that $35 fee for TWO YEARS?!?!?! LOL!!! I saved that much on my FIRST ORDER!!

I'm willing to bet some muckity-muck executive saw what Amazon was offering and said, "WE NEED TO DO THIS!!!!" - except they didn't do the proper investigation as how it would ultimately work and what the costs are, and they went a step too far. Amazon only allows their 20% discount on pre-orders (and the first few weeks after release), and that is IT! And they RARELY offer the 20% on special edition games. With the GCU, if a game was released 5 years ago (and they have it in stock, of course) - so long as I buy the "New" version, I'm saving 20% (on top of whatever sale price, the game has already been reduced to). Amazon also happens to sell everything else on earth, which allows them to recoup that loss as consumers buy things other than video games - Best Buy is limited to electronics, and electronics only.

I'm SINCERELY disappointed that they're discontinuing it - but I'm happy as hell that they're at least honoring the members who already paid in (I still have a year and a half left!). And @twelvestar - I am shocked you hadn't joined GCU months ago, I know it's been discussed in this thread since the beginning. If you are buying more than one or two games a month, than you would be INSANE to not join that club - I feel for you, man...

I know man, I know. You've been an ardent supporter of the GCU for a long time now. I kept justifying saving the $30-$35 for the next game purchase... really kicking myself right now for being cheap lol. (Probably like most people) I didn't think they'd do away with the program anytime soon. Hard lesson learned, for sure.

twelvestar

TalonMan

twelvestar wrote:

I know man, I know. You've been an ardent supporter of the GCU for a long time now. I kept justifying saving the $30-$35 for the next game purchase... really kicking myself right now for being cheap lol. (Probably like most people) I didn't think they'd do away with the program anytime soon. Hard lesson learned, for sure.

LOL!!! Yeah - it's always the hindsight thing, I agree!! I remember when I first purchased it (and I just looked back - it was actually only $30 at the time), and I remember wavering for a bit myself thinking, "$30??? Geez - that's nearly the cost of a new game! I'm going to spend that and get nothing?!?!?".

But I finally said screw it, bought in, and immediately purchased NBA 2k18 Legend edition (saving $20) and at least felt like I had already nearly covered the entire investment in that one purchase, so I felt much better about it!!

TalonMan

TalonMan

...and yeah - about that GCU, I now notice they no longer show the "GCU Price" on the game pages anymore. I got nervous for a minute, thinking it was totally gone!!!!

But then I added a game to my cart, and saw the discount applied... ...WHEW!!!!

TalonMan

hirokun

I literally just bought like 5 games on bestbuy now. haha. I've got about 8 months left personally. The big plus for me getting it in the first place was 1. it works on special editions and 2. it works for amiibo. Amazon axed their %20 discount for both some time ago. As someone who really liked amiibo(something tells me nintendo is not going to be doing amiibo anymore) this was a god send too.

Also be sure to pick up little dragon cafe special edition and octopath traveler special edition on bestbuy if you haven't already!

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hirokun

I collect due to the biological imperative to gather and hoard food and resources. This extends to anything of perceived value in order to maintain a high quality of health, however modernly this expresses itself as collecting. No different from collecting anything else. Except with videogames you have at least entertainment value behind it.

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Anti-Matter

@yeayeanaynay
Um...did you lost your interest with video gaming world ?
Well, we collect a lot of video games because it's Interesting.
As long we have adequate budgets to spend, then why not ?

Of course, for users here who also parents, spending Real toys for their kids are also included on their agenda. They still do care with Family & Quality time, while at the same time, video gaming is their hobby as well.

Speaking about addiction, you can't make a scapegoat for video games due to its addiction.
If someone got addicted with something, it doesn't always by video games, it could by other things such as lessons, working time, candies, glutonny foods, jewelry, cars, movies, etc.

As you said your treatment to your kids by gave them a Traditional toys, well... that was a good thing. They can learn how to appreciate Traditional toys, but at the same time they need to know Modern toys. It will not hurt them if you can manage your Video gaming time. Make a Clear rule of video gaming time (For example, when i was kid, my Mom set a rule only Saturday , Sunday & holiday i can play video games).

I know you still have an interest about video games, but it won't hurt you to let other peoples here talking & discussing about their plans to buy some upcoming new games. They have enough money to buy so they will talk about the games they want to buy. Then you concerned about purchasing video games too much that will lead to addiction. To tell you, right now i have More than 100 video game softwares (Nintendo & Sony games altogether) and i collected them patiently for almost 5 years since year 2013. And i still do care with my Primary needs as well (Foods, drinks, medicine, clothing, etc).

My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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TalonMan

hirokun wrote:

I collect due to the biological imperative to gather and hoard food and resources.

Ha!! I love this scientific take on it - and it sounds reasonable, too!!!

@yeayeanaynay
...people can have different motives for collecting - sometimes it's all about the investment (especially as certain games can maintain and/or increase in value), sometimes it's the challenge in finding/completing a collection, and sometimes it really is just a case of obsessive hoarding (like a Collyer house) where you simply refuse to part with any purchases, regardless of value.

For me, it's probably a combination of all of the above!! I refuse to part with any game I buy (even if after playing it, I hate it with a passion!), I love the idea that my games may (or may not) be worth something some day, and most of all I love the challenge of trying to find games (especially those that might be out of print) and forming a complete collection if for no other reason than for its historical value.

TalonMan

TalonMan

hirokun wrote:

https://signatureeditiongames.com/collections/nintendo-switch...

oh god what a spaghetti mess that link is.

Anyhow just got an email from signaturegames about brawlout getting a physical release on their site. Not sure if its getting a NA release with another group.

Brawlout has been on Amazon for awhile: https://www.amazon.com/Brawlout-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B07BVBPJLT...

They initially had a Signature Edition on that website, but it has long since disappeared and I don't think it's coming back. So, I'll just stick with the NA release for this one...

TalonMan

Belexes

@TalonMan You sir get the coldest beer from the fridge. I joined BB GCU a week ago. So hopefully locked into a full 2 years of benefits and am grandfathered in.

Belexes

rumandgore

Standard edition of Okami HD (JP) is available for preorder on Play-Asia. It looks like Owlboy LE is no longer available on P-A. It can’t be preordered and just says “Soon”.

rumandgore

MrCIB

rumandgore wrote:

Standard edition of Okami HD (JP) is available for preorder on Play-Asia. It looks like Owlboy LE is no longer available on P-A. It can’t be preordered and just says “Soon”.

actually it’s nit not bad price at 29.99..... I know NDEAL also saves $3

I can’t remember but when you use a credit card with play Asia do they charge upfront? I know with PayPal they do

MrCIB

rumandgore

MrCIB wrote:

rumandgore wrote:

Standard edition of Okami HD (JP) is available for preorder on Play-Asia. It looks like Owlboy LE is no longer available on P-A. It can’t be preordered and just says “Soon”.

actually it’s nit not bad price at 29.99..... I know NDEAL also saves $3

I can’t remember but when you use a credit card with play Asia do they charge upfront? I know with PayPal they do

I’ve signed in using gmail and wasn’t charged until the order ships. As far as I know, you’re charged up front using PayPal,

rumandgore

SpaceAce13

rumandgore wrote:

MrCIB wrote:

rumandgore wrote:

Standard edition of Okami HD (JP) is available for preorder on Play-Asia. It looks like Owlboy LE is no longer available on P-A. It can’t be preordered and just says “Soon”.

actually it’s nit not bad price at 29.99..... I know NDEAL also saves $3

I can’t remember but when you use a credit card with play Asia do they charge upfront? I know with PayPal they do

I’ve signed in using gmail and wasn’t charged until the order ships. As far as I know, you’re charged up front using PayPal,

I stupidly used PayPal for my copy of Owlboy and can confirm that they charge up front for that

SpaceAce13

The_Legend77

SuperRareGames got back and asked if I would be able to return the games. I'm going to do that, and they even offered to refund postage to me. Got details worked out on returning so I think all will be good, just got to find a day to send it.

As for Saturday Morning RPG... that LE looks awesome! A friggin cassette tape? Sign me up! Yeah, I still have a cassette player.

The_Legend77

bleeb

This thread seems to have the most up to date games. I wish there would be a japanese release thread too? Is there one? That list of games would help for the most complete collection. Also for DeathSquared there isn't a physical cartridge release so should it be included? =)

bleeb

Katelyn1223

bleeb wrote:

This thread seems to have the most up to date games. I wish there would be a japanese release thread too? Is there one? That list of games would help for the most complete collection. Also for DeathSquared there isn't a physical cartridge release so should it be included? =)

I think the only reason Death Squared is up there is because it comes with an official case and the cardboard that the download code comes on looks like a game cartridge. I bought it just to have it on my shelf although I wouldn't recommend it because I paid about $200 for it lol

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rumandgore

bleeb wrote:

This thread seems to have the most up to date games. I wish there would be a japanese release thread too? Is there one? That list of games would help for the most complete collection. Also for DeathSquared there isn't a physical cartridge release so should it be included? =)

It seems that we only tend to discuss Japanese and PAL releases that aren’t available physically in NA. Bayonetta, Okami, Little Nightmares, etc. I’m not aware of a thread for Japanese releases specifically, though.

On another note, does anyone have experience with shopto.net in the UK? Owlboy is still available, but I’m not sure of the shipping costs to NA or if they will even do it.

I’m trying my best to not drop th cash, but it is nice to still have the option.

Also, FLASHBACK IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE ON AMAZON US.

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rumandgore

Belexes

rumandgore wrote:

Also, FLASHBACK IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE ON AMAZON US.

Ordered. Thank you!

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