PC and Videogame Roundup 11/3 to 11/9

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  1. GlenHaag

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    Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends.
    Well, no need to wait, let's jump right into it.
    GLEN'S HTF GAME OF THE WEEK
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    We have a pretty light week as far as new releases is concerned so I've chosen Ratchet and Clank, the PS2's newest platformer, as the game of the week. Seeing as how well Insomniac did with their first platformer, Spyro the Dragon, I think we could see a pretty good game here.
    Here's the releases of note this week.
    Defender (Gamecube, Xbox)
    Fatal Frame (Xbox)
    Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly(PS2
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance(Xbox)
    Fifa Soccer 2003(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)
    Ratchet and Clank(PS2)
    Contra Advance(GBA)
    Star Trek Starfleet Command III(PC)
    Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries(PC)
    Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (PS2)
    Medal of Honor: Frontline(Xbox, Gamecube)
    Here we go again... [​IMG]

    Game (Platform)__________ _ Best Buy __ Circuit City __ CompUSA __ Target __ Toys R' Us
    007: Agent Under Fire (C) _ $29.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    007: Agent Under Fire (PS2) $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $29.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Age of Mythology (PC)____ _ $39.99 _______ $34.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Blade 2 (PS2)____________ _ $39.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Blade 2 (X)______________ _ $29.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Blinx (X) _______________ _ $49.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Blood Wake (X)___________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    BloodRayne (PS2)_________ _ $49.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Burnout 2 (PS2)__________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Civ 3 Play The World (PC) _ $29.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Conflict: Desert Strm (X) _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $39.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Godzilla: DAM (C)________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $49.99 ___
    GTA: Vice City (PS2)_____ _ $49.99 _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $49.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Halo (X)_________________ _ $29.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $39.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Hitman 2 (PS2)___________ _ $39.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Iron Storm (PC)__________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $29.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Jet X2O (PS2) ___________ _ $39.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    LOTR: FOTR (A)___________ _ $24.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Mario Party (C)__________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $49.99 ___
    Metal Gear Solid 2:I (X)_ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $49.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Nascar Thunder 2003 (PC)_ _ $39.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    NBA Live 2003 (X)________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    NBA2K3 (PS2,C)___________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    NFS: Hot Pursuit 2 (PC)__ _ $_N/A_ _______ $29.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Onimusha 2 (PS2)_________ _ $39.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    PSO: Ep 1 & 2 (C)________ _ $49.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Rayman Arena (PS2)_______ _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $19.99 ___
    Scooby Doo (C)___________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $39.99 ___
    Shaun Palmer (PS2)_______ _ $_9.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Shenmue 2 (X) ___________ _ $49.99 _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $49.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Smuggler's Run (C)_______ _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $29.99 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Spiderman: The Game (A)__ _ $22.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Spiderman: The Game (PC)_ _ $_N/A_ _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $22.49 ___
    Star Wars: Clone Wars (C) _ $49.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Street Hoops (PS2)_______ _ $29.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Stuntman (PS2)___________ _ $29.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Super Mario Advance 3 (A) _ $25.99 _______ $_N/A_ ______ $_N/A_ __ $25.88 ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Timesplitters 2 (X)______ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Tony Hawk 4 (PS2)________ _ $49.99 _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Tony Hawk 4 (X)__________ _ $_N/A_ _______ $49.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___
    Turok Evo (X,PS2,C)______ _ $_N/A_ _______ $29.99 ______ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ ___ $_N/A_ ___

    1. Target is running a promotion where you get a $5 gift card with the purchase of GTA: Vice City.
    2. Also at Target, you can purchase Spiderman: The Game for the Xbox for 19.99 with the purchase of an Xbox.
    3. Again at Target, you can get Shrek: Hassle at the Castle for $9.99 with the purchase of a GBA: Advance
    4. Circuit City is giving a free t-shirt with the purchase of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
    5. At Best Buy, you get 30% off the Civ 3: Play the World Expansion if you buy Civ 3: Game of the Year edtion.
    6. With the purchase of a PS2 at Best Buy you can choose from one of 5 DVD's (Mr. Deeds, The Sum of All Fears, Insomnia, Windtalkers, and Scooby Doo)
    7. With the purchase of an Xbox at Best Buy, you get to choose between one of 5 music CD's (8-Mile Soundtrack, Irv Gotti, Shaggy, Santana, or the Foo Fighters)
    Well, that's it for this week.
    Good shopping all.
    Glen W. Haag
     
  2. Kenneth Cummings

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    Since I have Civilization III Play the World to play this week, nothing will be needed to purchase. But as soon Metroid comes out, it going to be a LONG NIGHT. [​IMG]
     
  3. David Lambert

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    Good job; looks terrific! Now all I have to do is wait for a good price on Contra Advance...looks bitchin'! [​IMG]
     
  4. Thi Them

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    Tony, what's the $5 coupon?

    ~T
     
  5. Ben Seibert

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    Game & Watch Gallery 4 is 24.88 at Target and 24.99 at Media Play for anyone who's looking for it.
     
  6. Brian E

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    My BB told me you have to sign up for a Netflix account to get one of those cases. I already use Netflix so I'm out of luck.

    Which mags have the coupon? I don't remember seeing one in OXM.
     
  7. Nathan A

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    it does look really good, greg, and thanks for the work. nothing for me this week; if only they'd kept that nice price on Vice City (were sold out when i went last week!).
     
  8. Dave Scarpa

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    BTW Best Buy is giving a $10 Digital Coupon if you preorder Unreal Championship
     
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    There is a 15% off any $19.99+ PC software title at Best Buy in December PC Gamer. No other limits so I am thinking you can get a good deal on Office or something else pricey. [​IMG]
     
  10. Thi Them

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    What does YMMV mean?

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  11. GlenHaag

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    Your mileage may vary. [​IMG]
    Glen
     
  12. GlenHaag

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    I just got an email from Gamestop.com letting me know that if I order Timesplitters 2(any platform) from them and enter this code I'll get $10 bucks off of it, making the price $39 before shipping.

    SPLITME is the code.

    Glen
     
  13. Kyle McKnight

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    One thing I find funny about this...you load the images using EBgames' server & bandwidth, yet you provide no data on the prices they sell the games for, nor any links to their site. This is something I think you should do if you plan to not host their images on your own server. My recommendation would be for any image you use, to have it link to the purchase page for that game at EB, with the price for the game underneath the picture ex..
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    $29.99 EBgames.com
    *edit - I don't work for EB. I just feel this is the right thing to do if you decide to continue to directshow pictures from their servers.
     
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    Getting Metal Gear for XBOX here... [​IMG] Already pre-ordered MechAssault and Splinter Cell too. Man, combined with all the DVD's this month I may be divorced by December [​IMG] Post looks great Glen.
     
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    I know what you mean Dave. Mid-November, talking about just games, I have to pick up: Metroid Prime 11/18; Mech Assault 11/13; Xbox Live 11/15; Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 11/19. I'll also need to pick up NFL Fever 2003 for some online football, $29.99 at GameStop.
     
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    Kyle, why don't you hold 'em all aside and get them at once? Make a heck of an MST!... :wink:
     
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    You mentioned "Medal of Honor: Frontline(Xbox, Gamecube)" but I do not see a price, am I whacky?[​IMG]
     
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  20. GlenHaag

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    Sorry about not listing the price for Medal of Honor.
    The reason that I didn't post a price for it, is because I didn't see an advertised price for it.
    I didn't post a price for Rachet and Clank as well, for the same reason. If people would like me to add prices for the new games from places like EB and/or Gamestop, I can do that as well. I usually start working on my post for the next week on Thursday or Friday night now anyway...
    I guess I could link to EB as well, since I'm using their pictures, or else, I might just post the link for the game of the week and link that one. I was just trying to make the post look better. I'll continue to refine my work. [​IMG]
    Glen
     

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