PC and Videogame Wrapup for 1/12 to 1/18

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  1. GlenHaag

    GlenHaag Supporting Actor

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    Hello again all.
    I guess I stayed up too late reading last night, oh well. Let's get to the show.
    GLEN'S HTF GAME OF THE WEEK
    Other than the two "Xtreme" titles this week, this was a tough choice...but I'm going with...
    [​IMG]
    $49.99
    This was an incredibly tough call between Panzer Dragoon and Sim City 4, but I'm just a sucker for rail shooters.
    Games due to be released during the week beginning January 12th and ending January 19th. (Pricing and release dates from Ebgames.com)
    Resident Evil 2 (GC) - $39.99
    Resident Evil 3 (GC) - $39.99
    Sum of all Fears (GC) - $49.99
    Sim City 4 (PC) - $49.99
    The Sims (PS2) - $49.99
    Hypersonic Xtreme (PS2) - $29.99
    ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) - $29.99
    Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends (PS2) - $29.99
    War of the Monsters (PS2) - $39.99
    Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox) - $49.99
    Digimon Battle Spirit (GBA) - $29.99
    Well, here's what we've got this week.
    Circuit City
    PC Games
    Sim City 4 - $49.99 (w/$10 Gift Card)
    Playstation 2
    The Sims - $49.99 (w/$10 Gift Card0
    Devil May Cry 2 (includes free copy of Devil May Cry) (Devil May Cry 2 not available until 1/28)
    Turok Evolution - $19.99
    Freekstyle - $19.99
    Powerpuff Girls - $19.99
    Rayman Arena - $19.99
    Defender - $29.99
    Spider-man - $29.99
    Robotech Battlecry - $29.99
    Summoner 2 - $29.99
    War of the Monsters - $39.99
    Star Wars: Bounty Hunter - $39.99
    Xbox
    Panzer Dragoon Orta - $49.99 (w/$10 Gift Card)
    Blinx - $24.99
    BloodRayne - $24.99
    Defender - $24.99
    Best Buy
    PC Games
    Sim City 4 - $49.99
    Dark Age of Camelot - $14.99
    Dark Age of Camelot Expansion - $24.99
    Half Life: Counter Strike - $19.99
    Medieval: Total War - $29.99
    Soldier of Fortune 2 - $39.99
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein - $34.99
    (Get 50% off of Castle Wolfenstein when you purchase Soldier of Fortune 2)
    Gamecube
    Outlaw Golf - $19.99
    Turok Evolution - $19.99
    Gameboy Advance
    Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced - $25.99
    Tomb Raider - $19.99
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - $19.99
    Playstation 2
    Shaun Plamer's Pro Snowboarder - $9.99
    Star Wars Bounty Hunter - $39.99
    Hitman 2 - $39.99
    WWE Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth! - $39.99
    Bundles
    - Jet Black Gamecube - $139.99
    - Get Ready 2 Rumble 2 boxing free with the purchase of a PS2
    Target
    Playstation 2
    Devil May Cry - $16.00
    Max Payne - $16.00
    Midnight Club - $16.00
    Resident Evil: Code Veronica - $16.00
    Comp USA
    PC Games
    Combat Flight Simulator 2 - $29.99
    Flight Simulator 2002 - $29.99 (after $20 mail in rebate)
    Links 2003 - $29.99
    Dungeon Siege - $29.99
    Impossible Creatures - $29.99
    Battlefield 1942 - $44.99
    Unreal Tournament 2003 - $44.99
    Soldier of Fortune 2 - $34.99
    Iron Storm - $34.99
    Xbox
    Halo - $37.99
    Splinter Cell - $37.99
    Ghost Recon - $37.99 (w/purchase of Xbox Live Kit)
    - Save $10 on any Xbox game priced $49.99
    Well, should be an interesting week... I just have to decide if I feel like picking up Blinx for $24.99...
    Glen
     
  2. Chris S

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    Thanks for the list. From what I understand War of the Monsters is suppose to be a really fun "party game". Also are there any reviews up for Panzer Dragoon Orta? I played the demo and was a little less than impressed. I'm curious to see what people thought of the final version.

    Chris S.
     
  3. Christopher_H

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    Hey Glen, thanks for posting these. There are a lot of games I want to play, but not enough time to play them all.
     
  4. Rob Lutter

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    So, what would be the best deal on Orta? $39.99 at Compusa (after the $10 off $49.99 game)?
     
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    Anyone think Best Buy or Circuit City will have Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends this week?? Or am I a wishful thinker to hope that either store will ever have it??
     
  6. Kenneth Cummings

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    If I had a X-Box, I would get the Panazer Dragoon game, but as I don't, I will get Sim City 4 next week instead.
     
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    Rob, I'd either do the CompUSA deal for $39.99, or (with a little more effort) PM their price to BestBuy and use BestBuy's $5 off coupon to save even more (should be around $33.99 after 110% Price Guarantee and $5 off).
     
  8. Chris Brunner

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    I picked up both Terminator and Dark Angel at Costco for $19.99 today. I know Terminator is't getting great reviews but I LOVE the movies and couldn't resist the price. I'm also curious to see what I can make Jessica Alba do for me. [​IMG]
    C
     
  9. GlenHaag

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    Actually, I'd price match Panzer Dragoon at CC, so you get it for $38.99(after 110% PM) with a $10 gift card. Making it $28.99.

    If you can get CC to do it, that would do it.

    Glen
     
  10. GlenHaag

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    BTW Chris, IGN has their review up for Insiders.

    Presentation
    Outstanding visuals, great music, and solid story, and plenty of extras. Detailed flight records, a world encyclopedia, even the original Panzer. Sweetness.
    10.0
    Graphics
    Let me wipe the drool from your mouth. Stunning. Gorgeous. The prettiest console game so far.
    10.0
    Sound
    Great music, good voice acting (thankfully no English dub!), and solid sound effects. And it's all in 5.1 Dolby Digital.
    9.0
    Gameplay
    Sure you can just point and shoot, but it takes time to master the small things. Incredibly difficult, highly addictive, simply fantastic.
    9.0
    Lasting Appeal
    A lot of fun, but it will only take a couple of hours to beat it once. But it's meant to be replayed, and you will play it over and over. Great extras as well.
    8.0
    OVERALL SCORE (not an average)
    9.2

    Glen
     
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    Picked up Smuggler's Run for Gamecube at Target today at its new regular price of 19.99.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Nick.
    Now I just have to find the local Hollywood Video. [​IMG] I've been looking for Rez for a while now.
    Glen
     
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    Best Buy B&M has, if you're lucky enough to find it still in stock, Beach Spikers (Gamecube) for the ridiculous price of $9.99. Amazing.
     
  15. Jon W H

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    Excellent. I'm going to CC for PDO. [​IMG] I'll have to scrimp and save for a while as a result, but this game is worth it.
     
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    This may be a little late, but Fry's has Tony Hawk 4 for XBOX advertised for $34.99 (reg $49.99). I have no idea when this price expires though.
     
  17. GlenHaag

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    Oh, man. I have to get to Best Buy for Beach Spikers at that price. I just hope they still have it in my town. My wife and I are big volleyball players, I just never got around to getting the game.

    Edit: They're out of it in my town. If anyone sees this at a local Best Buy, I'll pay for it and shipping. Let me know.

    Glen
     
  18. Dah-Dee

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    For anyone that doesn't mind having an older version of a game, Madden 2002 for Gamecube is $9.98 at Amazon.com.
     
  19. Pete_S

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    Eternal Darkness for Gamecube is priced at $19.99 at BestBuy.com and in-store. A friend of mine bought it in the store on Monday, I ordered last night and got a shipping confirmation today.
     
  20. Jon W H

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    I went to CC tonight. No PDO yet. According to the fellow running the game department, the $10 gift card doesn't go into effect until the 17th (this Friday.) Thought I'd give everyone a heads-up.
     

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