PC and Videogame Wrapup for 8/10 to 8/16

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  1. GlenHaag

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    Hello again all...

    It's football season....

    GLEN'S HTF GAME OF THE WEEK

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    $49.99 $49.99 $49.99 $37.99

    Looking at the screens and such that I've seen for Madden thus far make it just look terrific. It's easily the game of the week.

    Games to be released during the week of 8/10 to 8/16. Prices and release dates according to EBgames.com as of 8/9.

    Madden NFL 2004 (GC, PS2, Xbox, PC) - $49.99 (8/11)
    Madden NFL 2004 (GBA) - $29.99 (8/11)
    Hoyle Majestic Chess (PC) - $29.99 (8/11)
    Baldur's Gate II: The Collection (PC) - $19.99 (8/12)
    Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader (PC) - $44.99 (8/12)
    Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (PS2) - $19.99 (8/12)
    Smash Cars (PS2) - $29.99 (8/12)
    ChopLifter: Crisis Shield (PS2) - $39.99 (8/12)
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII (PS2) - $49.99 (8/12)
    Futurama (PS2) - $49.99 (8/12)
    Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly (PS2) - $49.99 (8/12)
    Futurama (Xbox) - $49.99 (8/13)
    Big Mutha Truckers (GC) - $19.99 (8/14)
    Barbarian (Xbox) - $49.99 (8/16)

    Deals of the Week

    Best Buy

    Playstation 2
    Enter the Matrix - $39.99
    - Purchase Madden 2004 and get $10 off any PS2 Greatest hits title

    Gamecube
    - Purchase Madden 2004 and get $10 off any Gamecube Players Choice title

    Xbox
    - Purchase Madden 2004 and get $10 off any Xbox Platinum Hits title

    Target

    Gameboy Advance
    Madden 2004 - $27.88
    Finding Nemo - $24.88
    Advance Wars 2 - $27.88
    Dragonball Z: The Legacy of Goku II - $27.88

    Xbox
    Unreal Tournament - $17.88
    Enter the Matrix - $39.99

    PC Games
    Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - $29.99
    Neverwinter Nights: The Shadows of Undrentide - $23.88
    CSI - $24.99
    Flight Simulator 2004 - $49.99
    Rise of Nations - $42.88

    Circuit City

    PC Games
    GTA: Vice City - $29.99
    Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - $29.99
    Neverwinter Nights: The Shadows of Undrentide - $29.99
    Simcity 4 - $39.99
    The Sims: Superstar - $19.99
    The Sims: Deluxe Edition - $34.99
    The Sims: Unleashed - $19.99

    Playstation
    Mortal Kombat Trilogy - $9.99
    Atari Anniversary Edition Redux - $9.99
    Namco Museum Vol 3 - $14.99
    Spongebob Squarepants: Supersponge - $14.99
    Shrek Treasure Hunt - $9.99
    Madden 2004 - $29.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

    Playstation 2
    Medal of Honor: Frontline - $29.99
    James Bond 007: Nightfire - $29.99
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein - $39.99
    Madden 2004 - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card
    - 2 PS2 Greatest Hits titles for $30

    Xbox
    Halo - $34.99
    Madden 2004 - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card
    - 2 Xbox Platinum Hits titles for $30

    Gamecube
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - $9.99
    Madden 2004 - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

    Gameboy Advance
    Madden 2004 - $29.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

    Bundles
    - Purchase a PSone Console and get a free Game Wallet
    - Purchase a PS2 Console and get a free DVD Remote
    - Purchase a Gamecube and get either Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker or the GB Player, and the Gamecube Preview Disk

    CompUSA

    PC Games
    Serious Sam: The Second Encounter - Free after $6 Rebate
    Tomb Raider Chronicles - Free after $8 rebate
    Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - $19.99
    Star Wars Galaxies - $39.99
    Splinter Cell - $29.99
    The Great Escape - $29.99

    Xbox
    Splinter Cell - $29.99
    The Great Escape - $29.99

    Playstation 2
    Splinter Cell - $29.99
    The Great Escape - $29.99

    Special Item
    - CompUSA has a PS2 digital display for $39.99.

    Recent Price Drops

    Gameboy Advance
    Guilty Gear X - $9.99 at Best Buy
    Dual Blades - $9.99 at Best Buy
    Fire Pro Wrestling 2 - $9.99 at Toys R Us
    Virtua Tennis - $9.99 at EBGames
    BoulderDash EX - $9.99 at EB (6/11)
    Robotech: The Macross Saga - $9.97 at KBkids.com (6/11)
    Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms - $9.97 at KBkids.com (6/11)
    Rayman 3 - $19.99 at CC (6/18)
    Rogue Spear - $9.99 at Best Buy (6/24)

    Gamecube
    BMX XXX - $9.99 at EB
    Metroid Prime - $19.99 at Blockbuster
    UFC: Throwdown - $19.99 at EB
    Eternal Darkness - $14.99 at Gamestop
    Dragon's Lair 3D - $19.99 at EB
    NFL2K3 - $9.99 at EB
    NCAA College Football 2K3 - $14.99 at EB
    Driven - $9.99 at EB
    WTA Tour Tennis - $9.99 at EB
    Godzilla: DAMM - $19.99 at EB, BB
    Timesplitters 2 - $19.99 at EB, BB
    Star Wars: Clone Wars - $19.99 at CC, BB, EB
    Big Air Freestyle - $14.97 at KBtoys.com (5/13)
    4X4 Evo 2 - $13.00 at Target (5/17)
    ESPN International Winter Sports 2002 - $9.99 at EB (5/20)
    Lost Kingdoms - $19.99 at TRU (5/21)
    SSX Tricky - $9.88 at Walmart.com (5/23)
    Wave Race: Blue Storm - $18.88 at Walmart.com (5/23)
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron II - $19.99 at EB, BB (6/3)
    Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly - $19.99 at EB (6/5)
    Tube Slider - $19.99 at EB (6/10)
    Black and Bruised - $19.99 at EB (6/10)
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - $19.99 at EB (6/10)
    Outlaw Golf - $14.99 at BB, KBkids.com (6/11)
    Hunter: The Reckoning - $14.99 at KBkids.com (6/11)
    Street Hoops - $14.99 at EB (6/11)
    Rayman 3 - $19.99 at EB, CC (6/18)
    Vexx - $19.99 at CC (6/23)
    Madden 2002 - $4.99 at Best Buy (6/24)
    Nascar: Dirt to Daytona - $14.99 at KB Toys (6/26)
    Backyard Baseball - $19.99 at Best Buy (7/2)
    Resident Evil 0 - $19.99 at EB (7/30)
    Backyard Football - $14.99 at BB (7/30)
    Blood Omen 2 - $14.99 at EB (8/1)
    NFL2K3 - $7.99 at Kbtoys.com (8/6)
    Zoocube - $12.83 at Sam's Club (8/9)
    Need for Speed 2 - $12.83 at Sam's Club (8/9)
    Knockout Kings 2003 - $12.83 at Sam's Club (8/9)
    Tiger Woods 2003 - $12.83 at Sam's Club (8/9)
    Tube Slider - $12.83 at Sam's Club (8/9)
    Driven - $12.83 at Sam's Club (8/9)
    Splinter Cell - $29.99 at Target (8/9)
    Virtua Striker 2002 - $9.99 at EB (8/11)
    The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    X-Men: Next Dimension - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Whirl Tour - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    All-Star Baseball 2003 - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    MLB SlugFest 20-03 - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    NBA2K3 - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Street Hoops - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    NHL Hitz 2002 - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Swingerz Golf - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Disney Sports: Soccer - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Defender - $17.99 at EB (8/11)
    Backyard Football - $9.99 at Target (8/14)

    Playstation 2
    Ratchet and Clank - $19.99 at Blockbuster
    Onimusha 2 - $15.99 at EB
    Turok: Evolution - $9.99 at EB
    Dark Angel - $9.99 at EB
    Superman: Shadows of Apokolips - $19.99 at EB
    LoTR: FOTR - $9.99 at EB
    Minority Report - $14.99 at CompUSA.com (5/19)
    X-Men: Next Dimension - $14.99 at CompUSA.com (5/19)
    GunGriffon Blaze - $9.99 at EB (5/21)
    ESPN X Games Skateboarding - $9.99 at EB (5/28)
    Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer - $14.82 at Walmart.com (5/28)
    Xenosaga - $29.99 at EB, Target, BB (5/31)
    Airblade - $9.99 at EB (6/5)
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto - $12.99 at EB (6/5)
    Shinobi - $19.99 at EB (6/5)
    Arctic Thunder - $12.99 at EB (6/10)
    Summoner 2 - $19.99 at Circuit City (6/11)
    Rayman 3 - $19.99 at EB, CC (6/18)
    Super Bust a Move 2 - $14.99 at EB (7/30)
    NHL2K3 - $29.99 at EB (6/24)
    Mark of Kri - $9.99 at Best Buy (6/28)
    Reign of Fire - $9.99 at Best Buy (6/30)
    Airblade - $9.99 at Best Buy (6/30)
    RTX Red Rock - $19.99 at EB (7/2)
    Haven - $8.99 at EB (7/3)
    Project Eden - $8.99 at EB (7/3)
    Stuntman - $15.99 at EB (7/10)
    Galerians: Ash - $19.99 at EB (7/16)
    NCAA College Football 2K3 - $14.99 at EB (7/23)
    Yanya Caballista: City Skater - $14.99 at EB (7/30)
    Soul Reaver 2 - $14.99 at EB (8/1)
    Test Drive Offroad: Wide Open - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Lethal Skies - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    MotoGP 2 - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    SSX Tricky - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Space Race - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Knockout Kings 2001 - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Kessen II - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Fisherman's Bass Club - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Fire Blade - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Army Men: Green Rogue - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Pac-Man World 2 - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Pac-Man Fever - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Zapper - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Ty the Tasmanian Tiger - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Namco Museum - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    RLH: Run Like Hell - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Bloody Roar 3 - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Herdy Gerdy - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Blade II - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    NASCAR Heat 2002 - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Supercar Street Challenge - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    Le Mans 24 Hours - $17.99 at EB (8/4)
    NFL2K3 - $14.99 at EB (8/6)
    Splinter Cell - $29.99 at Target (8/9)
    Evolution Skateboarding - $9.99 at EB (8/11)
    Mad Maestro! - $9.99 at EB (8/11)
    ESPN National Hockey Night - $10.99 at EB (8/11)
    Salt Lake 2002 - $12.99 at EB (8/11)
    The Adventures of Cookie & Cream - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Super Bust-A-Move 2 - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    X Squad - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks - $14.99 (8/11)
    City Crisis - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Men in Black II: Alien Escape - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    IHRA Drag Racing 2 - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Red Faction - $15.99 at EB (8/11)
    Stuntman - $15.99 at EB (8/11)
    Dark Summit - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    WWF Smackdown!: Just Bring It! - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    State of Emergency - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    GoDai Elemental Force - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    Casper: Spirit Dimensions - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    Shifters - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    Final Fantasy X - $19.99 at EB (8/11)


    Xbox
    Enclave - $12.99 at EB
    MechAssault - $19.99 at Blockbuster
    Lord of the Rings: FoTR - $14.99 at EB
    Blood Omen 2 - $14.99 at EB
    The Thing - $12.99 at EB
    V-Rally 3 - $19.99 at EB
    Blinx - $17.99 at CompUSA.com (5/19)
    Shenmue 2 - $17.99 at CompUSA.com (5/19)
    Hunter: The Reckoning - $19.99 at KBtoys.com (5/28)
    Genma: Onimusha - $19.97 at KBtoys.com (5/28)
    Aggressive Inline - $19.99 at KBtoys.com (5/28)
    NFL2K3 - $15.99 at EB (6/3)
    Panzer Dragoon Orta - $29.99 BB (6/3)
    Splashdown - $19.99 at EB (6/5)
    Rayman 3 - $19.99 at EB, CC (6/18)
    NHL2K3 - $29.99 at EB (6/24)
    Pulse Racer - $9.99 at EB (6/26)
    Rayman Arena - $12.99 at EB (7/2)
    New Legends - $14.99 at EB (7/2)
    Unreal Championship - $19.99 at Blockbuster, Target (7/6)
    Zapper - $14.99 at EB (8/4)
    Vexx - $19.99 at KBtoys.com (8/6)
    Splinter Cell - $29.99 at Target (8/9)
    SeaBlade - $14.99 at EB (8/11)
    Bruce Lee: Quest Of The Dragon - $15.99 at EB (8/11)
    Quantum Redshift - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    Nightcaster - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    The Terminator: Dawn Of Fate - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    NBA Inside Drive 2002 - $16.99 at EB (8/11)
    Legends Of Wrestling - $17.99 at EB (8/11)
    NFL Fever 2003 - $17.99 at EB (8/11)
    Deathrow - $14.99 at EB at EB (8/12)
     
  2. Matt Wallace

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    Damn that was quick, Glenn!LOL!

    Matt

    PS- I appreciate all of your weekly effort [​IMG] I just found this thread last month and love it!

    Matt
     
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    Well nothing for me this week even if I did have money.
     
  4. GlenHaag

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    I'm going to stop by CompUSA after hockey to see if they have that Display in stock for the PS2. I'm not sure which brand it is, but it might be worth giving a shot for $49.99.

    Remember, if you're going to pick up Madden this week, you should be able to take your CC ad to Best Buy and get them to match the Gift Card offer, getting you the game for $40.

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  5. GlenHaag

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    Well, I went to pick up the screen and found that it was $39.99 instead. [​IMG] No car AC adapter, but I'll give it a shot later and see how the quality is. One thing to note is that there were two different screens made by Hip Gear at the store. One was $119.99 and the other $39.99. The one that is $39.99 is in a yellow box.

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    Maybe this was just a lucky find, but I picked up Mad Maestro (PS2) at Target for $1.44. [​IMG]
     
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    Best Buy has Logitech wireless controllers for the Xbox or PS2 for $49.99. The Talk Net USB headset by Datel is $29.99.
     
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    my target has all games locked in a glass case.
    somy question for those that keep finding such cheap games, are they on a special shelf? or do you just buy them and havee the surprise of a very low price.
     
  9. GlenHaag

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    Tony,

    Basically, you just get lucky to see them there at a low price. At most Target stores that I've been to, there is a Clearance section to find games as well.

    Good luck.

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    There's usually a shelf of unsold games that no longer fit inside the glass case, often mixed in with Greatest Hits titles. As Glen said, there is also a Clearance shelf and I found Mad Maestro stashed with the discounted PC games. I often know the price (thanks to Glen) better than the cashiers. "Price check in Electronics, please!"
     
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    Well, I'll hold out for ESPN. Not that Madden won't be a great game, but I want to play on-line. Even though I have all three systems, I always prefer the X-box version when a game comes two or three ways. Being on a home theater forum, you can understand why. Sorry EA, maybe next year...
    IF YOU SUPPORT THE X-BOX!!!! There, I feel better.
     
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    Right on! I am also skipping Madden this year in favor of ESPN!! I have always liked the 2k series since I had my DC(Dreamcast) and thought it was time I give it another shot. If you are not interested in ESPN I suggest you check out this years NFL Fever. It also looks very good this year!

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    Brian,

    As for the connections that it has, it has a Composite video, s-video, and the standard audio connections. I didn't notice anything about PAL support, but I will take a look later tonight when I get home.

    It's a 5.4" screen, the display is pretty decent in my estimation. My wife and I put in Fifth Element to see how it could do with colors and it did a pretty decent job. Small text is a bit of a challenge to see, but I think for the price it's well worth having.

    Here's the link off of the CompUSA site.
    Screen

    Also, here's the link off of the Hip Gear site
    Hip Gear

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    Ah, ta for the links. Does it take its power from the PS2 directly? Just trying to figure out if I could use it for other things.

    [added] I see it comes with a AC adaptor, so that answers that question.
     
  16. GlenHaag

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    Yeah, I was bummed that I needed both the screen and the PS2 plugged in, but when my wife said it looked ok... I decided to keep it.

    It could be used for other things, and I'm thinking about trying that out to see how things for the Gamecube and Xbox look on it... but I think I might just live with taking my PS2 on the road when I go out of town. [​IMG]

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    Huh... Can't believe I didn't notice this before but Final Fantasy X has hit $19.99. Looks like it's finally a Greatest Hits title.

    Ok, I've also decided to add all prices below $19.99 to the price drops list when I see them. I have been selectively screening out certain titles, but I'll try to grab everything below $19.99 at this point. I won't put in every title at $19.99, because if I did that the PS2 list would be way too overwhelming to keep up with.

    Talk at you all later,

    Glen
     
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    Hopefully the Tony Hawk 4 Platinum will actually be out soon. Most stores have the original run THPS4 for XBox already priced at $20, but have no stock on it as it was put out of print so they could run it as Platinum. I went to three different stores a few weeks ago trying to hunt down a copy, before I found a EB that had 2 left.
     

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