PC and Video Game Wrapup (12/1 to 12/7)

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  1. GlenHaag

    GlenHaag Supporting Actor

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    Hello again all. I trust that you all survived Black Friday and are ready to drop a bit more cash on your Gaming hobby platform of choice?
    Again, since we are late into the year, we're not seeing a lot of AAA releases, but we do have a few good games to be found.
    Here we go.
    GLEN'S HTF GAME OF THE WEEK
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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & The Four Swords
    It's Zelda. I just have a hard time choosing against it. [​IMG]
    Games due to be released during between December 1st and ending December 7th. (Pricing and release dates from Ebgames.com)
    Pro Race Driver (PS2) - $49.99
    NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (PS2) - $49.99
    Dragon Ball Z Budokai (PS2) - $49.99
    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon (PS2) - $49.99
    Evolution Worlds (GC) - $49.99
    Blood Omen 2 (GC) - $39.99
    Frogger Beyond (GC) - $29.99
    Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (GC) - $49.99
    Medal of Honor: Underground (GBA) - $29.99
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA) - $29.99
    Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA) - $29.99
    Silent Hill 2 (PC) - $29.99
    Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles (PC) - $29.99
    I've decided to try to go with things differently this week. I'm going to do my post similarly to the Black Friday post and just list each store, the games they're selling and the price at which they have it. Then I'll seperate the titles by company/platform. (Nintendo will encompass all GBA and GC games, Sony will encompass PS2 and PSX titles, etc) Formatting the Excel Spreadsheet each week for 40 or 50 titles gets more than a bit time consuming. Let me know if you prefer it the old way, or this way. Thanks.
    Circuit City
    Nintendo
    Madden NFL 2003 (GC) - $14.99
    NBA Streeet (GC) - $14.99
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA) - $24.99
    Lilo and Stitch (GBA) - $24.99
    Treasure Planet (GBA) - $24.99
    Monster's Inc: Scream Arena (GC) - $29.99
    Super Mario World: SMA 2 (GBA) - $27.99
    SpongeBob Squarepants (GBA) - $27.99
    Yoshi Island - SMA 3(GBA) - $27.99
    Yu-GI-OH: The Eternal Dualist Soul (GBA) - $27.99
    Dead to Rights (GC) - $39.99
    Sony
    Lilo and Stitch (PSX) - $29.99
    Treasure Planet (PS2) - $39.99
    Monster's Inc: Scream Team (PSX) - $19.99
    Dead to Rights (GC) - $39.99
    WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It (PS2) - $16.99
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 (PS2) - $16.99
    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (PS2) - $39.99
    NBA2K3 (PS2) - $39.99
    Spiderman (PS2) - $39.99
    NBA Shootout 2003 (PSX) - $29.99
    Yu-Gi-Oh!: Forbidden Memories (PSX) - $29.99
    Driver (PSX) - $8.99
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (PSX) - $8.99
    Microsoft
    Rallisport Challenge - $19.99
    Amped - $19.99
    Oddworld: Munch's Oddyssey - $19.99
    Bloodwake - $19.99
    Dead to Rights - $39.99
    PC Titles
    Age of Mythology - $39.99
    Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - $29.99
    Dungeon Siege - $29.99
    Dragon's Lair 3D - $19.99
    Flight Simulator 2002: Professional Edition - $39.99 (after rebates)
    Combat Flight Simulator 3 - $39.99
    Ghost Recon: Island Thunder - $14.99
    Slots from Bally Gaming - $14.99
    Bundles
    - Free Carry Case with the Purchase of a Gameboy Advance
    - Save $60 off combined purchase of a MS Xbox bundle with Altec Lansing Speaker System. (Normally the Speakers run for $99.99)
    - Free Jampack Winter 2002 with the purchase of a Playstation 2 Game Console.
    Best Buy
    PC Titles
    Mafia - $39.99
    Asheron's Call 2 - $39.99
    Civilization 3: Play the World - $24.99
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein - $19.99
    Dungeon Siege - $14.99
    Earth and Beyond - $19.99
    Medieval Total War - $27.99
    Spongebob Squarepants: Employee of the Month - $29.99
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - $29.99
    Backyard Football 2002 - $17.99
    Backyard Baseball 2003 - $17.99
    Backyard Basketball - $17.99
    Backyard Hockey - $17.99
    Sony
    Activision Anthology (PS2)- $29.99
    007: Agent Under Fire (PS2) - $29.99
    Final Fantasy X (PS2) - $39.99
    Nintendo
    Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (GBA) - $25.99
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA) - $25.99
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA) - $27.99
    Bionicle (GBA) - $27.99
    Lord of the Rings: FotR(GBA) - $24.99
    Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Eternal Dualist Soul (GBA) - $24.99
    Dragonball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (GBC) - $22.99
    Shrek: Hassle at the Castle (GBA) - $19.99
    Namco Museum (GBA) - $14.99
    Lego Island 2 (GBA) - $9.99
    CompUSA
    PC Titles
    Hegemonia - $24.99
    ORB - $29.99
    Combat Flight Simulator 3 - $39.99
    Asheron's Call 2 - $39.99
    007 Nightfire - $39.99
    Earth and Beyond - $19.99
    Battlefield 1942 - $34.99
    CompUSA is running 10% off these advertised Video Games, but they do say you should see the store for Details. Hopefully you don't have to buy something else to get the discount.
    Microsoft
    007 Nightfire - $44.99
    Kakuto Chojin - $44.99
    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - $44.99
    Splinter Cell - $44.99
    Nintendo
    007 Nightfire (GC) - $44.99
    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (GC) - $44.99
    Metroid Prime (GC)- $44.99
    Sony
    007 Nightfire (PS2) - $44.99
    Shinobi (PS2) - $44.99
    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (PS2) - $44.99
    Target
    Sony
    WWE Smackdown: Shut your Mouth (PS2) - $39.99
    Gundam Federation vs. Zeon (PS2) - $39.99
    NHL Hitz 2003 (PS2) - $39.99
    Activision Anthology (PS2) - $29.99
    Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights (PS2) - $29.99
    Spiderman (PS2) - $29.99
    Nintendo
    Zapper (GC) - $39.99
    Monster's Inc: Scream Arena (GC) - $29.99
    Namco Museum (GC) - $19.99
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA) - $25.88
    Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (GBA) - $25.88
    Metroid Fusion (GBA) - $25.88
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA) - $27.88
    Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Dualist Soul (GBA) - $27.88
    Lord of the Rings: FotR (GBA) - $27.88
    Spyro 2 (GBA) - $27.88
    Sonic Advance (GBA) - $25.88
    Microsoft
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 - $39.99
    Terminator: Dawn of Fate - $29.99
    Project Gotham Racing - $19.99
    K-Mart
    Sony
    Turok Evolution (PS2) - $29.99
    Disney Golf (PS2) - $39.99
    Powerpuff Girls (PS2) - $29.99
    Nintendo
    Animal Crossing w/ Strategy Guide (GC) - $54.99
    Mario Party 4 w/ Wavebird (GC) - $74.99
    Super Mario Sunshine w/ Strategy Guide (GC) - $54.99
    Mary Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 (GBA) - $26.99
    Shrek: Hassle at the Castle (GBA) - $19.99
    Treasure Planet (GBA) - $26.99
    NHL Hitz 2003 (GBA) - $19.99
    Toys R Us
    Nintendo
    Madden 2003 (GBA) - $9.99
    Spiderman (GBA) - $19.99
    Let me know what you think of the new format.
    Until next time.
    Glen
     
  2. Ian C

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    Thanks for the update. I picked up Metroid Prime at CompUSA, and, no, there was not anything special you had to do to get the $44.99.

    The new format is perfectly fine and allows you to quickly glance at what a particular store has available if you need to do a little shopping.

    Thanks again,
    Ian
     
  3. Bill Balcziak

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    Format is MUCH improved! Well done. One suggestion though? Change "Microsoft" to "XBox." Since MS is the PC game business, too, this might make things clearer for everybody.
     
  4. David Lambert

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    Sorry, Glen. I don't like the new format. I MUST get Zelda for the little lady, and hated having to scan through every store's paragraph to find whether Zelda was listed, and how much. By the time I got to the bottom, I had to re-scan the list to recall who had it cheapest. I'd rather that the titles had all the store prices together somehow.

    That's why I like the grid format. "Store" shoppers can go down the columns. "Title" shoppers can go across the rows.
     
  5. Mark_A_C

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    I like the format, radical.
     
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    I'm not into Madden or football that much, but NBA Street for $14.99!? I might have to get to Circuit City for that one.
    BTW, I love the format [​IMG] , but I think it would be nice if GC and GBA games were split into different groups.
     
  7. Bill Balcziak

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    The more I use the new format, the more I like it. I can quickly find releases by machine. Anybody who knows video games knows machine type is a heckuva lot more critical than store/price when you're sorting through this many titles (and picking a store/price is idiot simple the way you've got it formatted now).

    Beautiful redo--and if it saves you time, more the better! Keep up the great work!
     
  8. Stephen L

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    Glen I like the format.BTW I agree with Bill & Cameron about the XBox and GBA suggestions.Thanks for the info , your weekly post & David Lambert's make shopping a lot easier.[​IMG]
     
  9. GlenHaag

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    It looks like I'll go with the new format. One thing I'm kicking around is to try to list the best prices for the key titles for the week at the end of the list. So issues like Dave had wouldn't be too big of a deal.

    One other note. I'll be having shoulder surgery on Thursday, and hope to get next weeks in, although typing will be a much bigger struggle from what I hear. I'll keep you all appraised.

    Thanks.

    Glen
     
  10. John Berggren

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    I too prefer the grid format. Thanks for the work though [​IMG] always appreciated.
     
  11. Jeffrey Johnson

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    The new format is [​IMG]
     
  12. GlenHaag

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    Well, in running out to CC to pick up The Producers on DVD, I looked through their Gameboy Advance section and found...

    Tactics Ogre for $29.99

    Looks to be their normal price.

    This has been a tough one to find, in my opinion... so if you're looking for it. There is a good place to start.

    Glen
     
  14. Nathan A

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    i saw tactics ogre at my circuit city, too! and you're right...it is pretty hard to find. before this i've only seen it at EB and Gamestop for $40.
     
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    First off, thanks so much for the hard work you put into this Wrapup! I was wondering if anyone has any GBA specials going on at this time?
     
  16. GlenHaag

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    I think that most places are running standard deals at this point. $69.99 for the GBA. I know that TRU has their "exclusive" black model, and Target has their "exclusive" red model.

    I believe that's it for the moment.

    I'll be back tomorrow with more postings.

    Thanks,

    Glen
     

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