PC and Video Game Wrapup (12/8 to 12/14)

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  1. GlenHaag

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    Hello again all.
    Again we're looking at a pretty light week. So let's get to it.
    GLEN'S HTF GAME OF THE WEEK
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    $49.99
    Like I said, it's a pretty light week... but Sega's college basketball game looks to be a very good one.
    Games due to be released during between December 8th and ending December 14th. (Pricing and release dates from Ebgames.com)
    Disney Sports: Football (GC) - $39.99
    NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (GC, Xbox) - $49.99
    NHL2K3 (GC) - $49.99
    Lunar Legend (GBA) - $29.99
    The Invincible Iron Man (GBA) - $29.99
    Neverwinter Nights Collectors Edition (PC) - $79.99
    Test Drive (PC) - $39.99
    Pro Race Driver (PS2) - $49.99
    Star Wars: Clone Wars (PS2) - $49.99
    Nightcaster II: Equinox (Xbox) - $39.99
    Whiteout (Xbox) - $49.99
    I'm going to continue to try to refine the weekly Wrapup, and this week I'm going to continue to use the format I used last week, with a few tweaks. I'll list each game that's available at each store, then list the best available price for the most important games from all stores at the bottom of the Wrapup. Let me know if that's too confusing.. I'm getting confused just typing it. [​IMG]
    Toys R Us
    Xbox
    Project Gotham Racing - $29.99
    Target
    Nintendo (GBA)
    Yoshi's Island - Super Mario Advance 3 - $19.99
    Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past - $19.99
    Tony Hawk 4 - $25.88
    Metroid Fusion - $25.88
    Powerpuff Girls - $25.88
    Tomb Raider - $19.88
    Galidor - $22.88
    Super Monkey Ball Jr. - $27.88
    Kirby - Nightmare in Dreamland - $25.88
    Godzilla - Domination! - $27.88
    Dragonball Z - The Legacy of Goku - $25.88
    Super Mario World - Super Mario Advance 2 - $25.88
    Spyro 2 - $25.88
    Treasure Planet - $25.88
    Nintendo Gamecube
    Sonic Mega Collection - $34.99
    BloodRayne - $44.99
    Turok Evolution - $29.99
    Microsoft Xbox
    Hitman 2 - $44.99
    Shrek Super Party - $29.99
    BloodRayne - $44.99
    Turok Evolution - $29.99
    Sony Playstation 2
    Tribes: Aerial Assault - $39.99
    Kingdom Hearts - $44.99
    Tekken 4 - $44.99
    Wreckless - $44.99
    Dr. Muto - $39.99
    Timesplitters 2 - $44.99
    BloodRayne - $44.99
    Onimusha 2 - $29.99
    Turok Evolution - $29.99
    Robotech Battlecry - $29.99
    PC Games
    Warcraft III - $37.88 (free copy of Starcraft, Diablo or Warcraft 2 with purchase)
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - $34.88
    Medal of Honor: Spearhead - $24.88
    Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets - $29.99
    Age of Mythology - $39.99
    Bundles
    Free 3 piece speaker gaming set with any console purchase.
    CompUSA
    PC Games
    Railroad Tycoon II Platinum - $4.99
    Max Payne - $4.99
    Battlefield 1942 - $29.99
    Warcraft III - $34.99 (free copy of Starcraft)
    007: Nightfire - $39.99
    Master of Orion 3 - $39.99
    Galactic Battlegrounds Saga - $39.99
    Stronghold: Crusader - $34.99
    Unreal Tournament - $39.99
    Nintendo Gamecube
    Metroid Prime - $39.99
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland - $25.99
    Metroid Fusion - $25.99
    Microsoft Xbox
    Halo - $39.99
    Timsplitters 2 - $34.99
    Unreal Championship - $39.99 (Save an additional $10 with the purchase of an Xbox Live kit)
    Circuit City
    Sony Playstation 2
    Onimusha 2 - $39.99
    Stuntman - $29.99
    Burnout 2 - $39.99
    Sony Playstation
    All Star Racing - $4.99
    Syphon Filter 3 - $14.99
    Monsters, Inc. - Scream Team - $14.99
    Gran Turismo 2 - $14.99
    Crash Bandicoot 3 - $14.99
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon - $14.99
    Nintendo Gamecube
    NBA2K2 - $14.99
    Hot Wheels Velocity X - $39.99
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance
    Tony Hawk 4 - $27.99
    Spyro 2 - $27.99
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - $27.99
    Metroid Fusion - $27.99
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - $27.99
    Sonic Advance - $27.99
    Dragonball: The Legacy of Goku - $27.99
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland - $24.99
    Zelda: A Link to the Past - $24.99
    Microsoft Xbox
    NFL Fever 2003 - $39.99 (save an additional $20 with the purchase of an Xbox Live kit)
    NFL2K3 - $19.99
    Metal Gear Solid: Substance - $39.99
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 - $39.99
    PC Games
    Asheron's Call 2 - $39.99
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 - $24.99
    Medal of Honor: Spearhead - $27.99
    Casino Quest - $19.99
    Medieval: Total War - $32.99
    Links 2003 - $39.99
    The Sims: Deluxe Edition - $37.99
    The Sims: Unleashed - $22.99
    The Sims: Vacation - $22.99
    The Sims: Hot Date - $22.99
    The Sims: House Party - 22.99
    Bundles
    - Free Wavebird Controller with the purchase of a GameCube console and a game priced $29.99 and up
    - Free earbuds with the purchase of any GameBoy Advance system.
    - Free Xbox Game ($19.99 or less) with the purchase of an Xbox console
    Best Buy
    PC Games
    Ok, Best Buy wins the most confusing advertisement award.
    According to their ad, it appears that you can get Warcraft III or the Diablo 2 Battle Chest for $39.99, and then you receive the other for free. (This really needs clarification)
    The Sims: Hot Date - $19.99
    The Sims: Unleashed - $19.99
    Dark Age of Camelot: Expansion - $24.99
    Master of Orion 3 - $39.99
    Icewind Dale 2 - $29.99
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 - $29.99
    Grand Theft Auto 3 - $39.99
    Nintendo Gameboy
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBC) - $25.99
    Metroid Fusion - $25.99
    Super Mario World - Super Mario Advance 2 - $25.99
    Backyard Football - $25.99
    Sony Playstation
    Ford Racing - $4.99
    Gran Turismo 2 - $14.99
    Spyro 2 - $14.99
    Playstation 2
    Spiderman - $39.99
    Ty: The Tazmanian Tiger - $39.99
    Microsoft Xbox
    Blinx - $39.99
    NBA Inside Drive 2003 - $39.99
    Nintendo Gamecube
    Madden 2003 - $39.99
    Bundles
    Free NBA All Star DVD with the purchase of a Playstation 2
    Best Deals of the Week
    Yoshi's Island (GBA) - Target - $19.99
    Legend of Zelda (GBA) - Target - $19.99
    Max Payne (PC) - CompUSA - $4.99
    Warcraft III (PC) - CompUSA - $39.99
    Metroid Prime (GC) - CompUSA - $39.99
    TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox) - CompUSA - $34.99
    NFL2K3 (Xbox) - $19.99
    I hope everyone is still enjoying the thread. Best of luck this week.
    Glen
     
  2. Kenneth Cummings

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    Probably get Lunar Legends for Christmas (along with Phantasy Star 1-3) and get Link to the Past at Target. What is the price for PS1-3 anyways?
     
  3. Stephen L

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    I'm glad I haven't purchased Metroid Prime yet,I'll get it for $39.99. Sonic Mega Collection looks good at $34.99 , is it any good? I was hoping for some better Xbox(software) deals before Christmas but this week won't help there
     
  4. GlenHaag

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    I'm really debating picking up the Sonic collection for $35. The reviews for it have been pretty good, and when I played it I really enjoyed it.

    The Phantasy Star Collection is $29.99 MSRP. Should be that price everywhere.

    Glen
     
  5. GlenHaag

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    Ok. Here's are two great deals that Nintendo is rolling out this week. They only runs until the 14th.
    Nintendo Coupons
    Buy a Gamecube, get $25 back by rebate.
    Buy any of these Gamecube games, and get $5 back/per title via mail in rebate.
    007 Nightfire
    Beach Spikers
    Capcom Vs. SNK 2
    Die Hard Vendetta
    Eternal Darkness
    Evolution Worlds
    Godzilla: DAMM
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Madden 2003
    Metroid Prime
    Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2
    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil 0
    Sonic Mega Collection
    Star Fox Adventures
    Star Wars Bounty Hunter
    Star Wars Jedi Outcast
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Super Monkey Ball 2
    Super Smash Brothers Melee
    SwingerZ Golf
    TimeSplitters 2
    Tony Hawk 4
    Virtua Striker 2002
    WWE Wrestlemania X8
    Wavebird Controller
    You can buy up to 5 of these titles and get rebates on each.
    So, you can save up to $25 on all of these titles.
    Best deals that I see.
    You can go to CC, buy a Gamecube with Metroid Prime, get a Wavebird for free, then turn around and get rebates, on the Nintendo, the Wavebird, and Metroid Prime. Getting all three for possibly $165 after rebates. Even if you didn't get the Wavebird Rebate, you'd get it for $165.
    Also, the Mario Sunshine bundle is included, so you could get a Mario Sunshine bundle, Metroid Prime and a Wavebird for $210 after rebates.
    Metroid Prime for $35 after rebate at Compusa
    Sonic Mega Collection for $30 after rebate at Target
    There are also some games that have been market down to $30 such as Beach Spikers and Resident Evil, so you could get some great deals here.
    Glen
     
  6. John Berggren

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    I was planning on holding off on any new games, but $20 for Zelda and Yoshi's Island is too good to pass up. I just wish I was getting something better than the original mario brothers (for the third time) as a bonus game.

    Still need to get Metroid Fusion, but thinking of waiting until I get my GBA adapter for the Gamecube in March.

    Anyone know if the Nintendo Rebate on software works for games that have already been bought? Or is there a window on this?
     
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  8. GlenHaag

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    I'm debating trying to get EB to post sale price match Zelda. $6 bucks is $6 bucks.

    Glen
     
  9. Mike Miskulin

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    I really like the twekaed format, I get to see what the new releases are and then jump down to the end of the list to find the really good deals!

    Glen, if I'm not mistaken, you are a fellow Madisonian. Have you managed to track down any local shops who stretch release dates on DVDs and such? Please PM me if you have!

    Keep up the good work.

    mike.
     
  10. Masood Ali

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    Remember, if you order from CC online using your MSN Wallet, you get 20% back on your purchases in the form of MSN dollars.
     
  11. Alex_Santos

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    Here is the best deal going on the Gamecube. Credit for this goes to the good people at Fat Wallet. Goes something like this. Purchase the cube, game, and wavebird online at circuit city using your msn wallet. Prices are as follows using Metroid Prime in this example:

    Cube - 150
    Game - 50
    Wavebird - 35
    Total - 235

    After purchase call customer service and have them make the following price matches. YMMV of course!!!

    Cube - Match to FAO Schwartz at 120
    Metroid Prime - Match to Comp USA at 40
    Wavebird - Match to KB Toys at 30

    Total Savings - 30 + 10 + 5 = 45

    New Total 235 - 45 = 190

    Next you would get your 20% back from MSN in February which would = 38

    So 190 - 38 = 152

    On top of this you can qualify for the Nintendo rebates of 25 for the Cube and 10 for the wavebird and game. Also, Circuit city has a 35 dollar rebate for the wavebird when purchased with a game and system. So you essentially get it for free.

    Total rebates = 70

    Final Total = 152 - 70 = 82

    Or 120 with 38 free in February.

    This of course does not include any applicable taxes or postage or shipping. Sorry for the length but I wanted to explain it in as much detail as possible to avoid any needless questions. Hope you all enjoy.
     
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    i wonder if i can get the rebate on multiple wavebirds and no games? ie: $5 each back on 2 or more wavebirds?
     
  13. David Lambert

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    Just so y'all know, an item that was $25.88 last week at Target but is $19 this week, I was able to take JUST the receipt to the store today and get them to credit me the $6.88 difference.
    Perhaps it helped that I was also buying $60 worth of other stuff at the same time. [​IMG] But this was described to me in a hassle-free way before I grabbed the other stuff. So anyone else who fell into this trap with a title beginning with a "Z", go get your credit. YMMV!
     
  14. GlenHaag

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    As reported by Bill Balcziak in another thread, Serious Sam for the Xbox has dropped to $20.
    Serious Sam price drop.
    Glen
     

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