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PC and Videogame Wrapup for 8/24 to 8/30 (1 Viewer)

GlenHaag

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Wow. We've got quite the big week here. No need to wait, let's get it going.

GLEN'S HTF GAMES OF THE WEEK


$49.99

Also, in the game of the week area is Soul Calibur II for all of the major console platforms. I couldn't find a good picture for it on EB's site, so I'm just going to mention it. Between F-Zero and Soul Calibur II each of you should have quite a few good hours of gaming this week.

Games to be relesed during the week of 8/24 to 8/30. Prices and release dates according to EBgames.com as of 8/23.

Rescue Heroes: Billy Blazes (GBA) - $29.99 (8/24)
Runaway: A Road Adventure (PC ) - $29.99 (8/24)
Agassi Tennis Generation (PS2) - $19.99 (8/24)
F-Zero GX (GC) - $49.99 (8/25)
Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge (PS2) - $9.99 (8/25)
Freekstyle (GBA) - $19.99 (8/25)
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (GBA) - $29.99 (8/25)
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (GBA) - $29.99 (8/25)
EverQuest: Evolution (PC) - $29.99 (8/25)
TRON 2.0 (PC) - $49.99 (8/25)
Scooby-Doo! Night Of 100 Frights (Xbox) - $19.99 (8/25)
Soul Calibur II (GC, Xbox, PS2) - $49.99 (8/26)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (GC, Xbox, PS2) - $49.99 (8/26)
Rebels: Prison Escape (PC) - $19.99 (8/26)
Icewind Dale Ultimate Collection (PC) - $29.99 (8/26)
Heaven & Hell (PC) - $29.99 (8/26)
SpyHunter (PC) - $29.99 (8/26)
Republic The Revolution (PC) - $44.99 (8/26)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (PC) - $44.99 (8/26)
Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season (PS2, Xbox) - $29.99 (8/26)
Bombastic (PS2) - $29.99 (8/26)
NFL GameDay 2004 (PS2) - $39.99 (8/26)
NCAA GameBreaker 2004 (PS2) - $39.99 (8/26)
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2) - $49.99 (8/26)
Otogi: Myth of Demons (Xbox) - $39.99 (8/26)
Pro Cast Sports Fishing (Xbox) - $39.99 (8/26)
NFL Fever 2004 (Xbox) - $49.99 (8/26)
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2004 Season (PC) - $19.99 (8/28)
Cabela's GrandSlam Hunting: 2004 Trophies (PC) - $19.99 (8/28)

Deals of the Week

Target

Gameboy Advance
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire - $27.88
Donkey Kong Country - $27.88
Megaman Battle Network 3: Blue Edition - $25.88
Megaman Battle Network 3: White Edition - $25.88

Xbox
Splinter Cell - $29.99

Best Buy

Playstation 2
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - $29.99
Street Hoops - $19.99
Summer Heat Beach Volleyball - $19.99
Tony Hawk 4 - $19.99
The Italian Job - $19.99
Ghost Recon - $39.99
Splinter Cell - $39.99
GTA: Vice City - $29.99

- Save $15 instantly with the purchase of Soul Calibur II ($49.99) and the universal Soul Calibur II joystick ($29.99)


PC Games
Tron 2.0 - $39.99
Rise of Nations - $39.99
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide - $19.99
Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection - $19.99
CSI - $24.99
Hoyle Majestic Chess - $24.99

Xbox
- Save $15 instantly with the purchase of Soul Calibur II ($49.99) and the universal Soul Calibur II joystick ($29.99)

Gamecube
- Save $15 instantly with the purchase of Soul Calibur II ($49.99) and the universal Soul Calibur II joystick ($29.99)

Gameboy Advance
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire - $25.99
Splinter Cell - $19.99

Gameboy Color
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - $9.99

Bundles
- Purchase a Gamecube and receive your choice of one of 4 games (the ones Nintendo previously offered) or the GBA Player, and the Nintendo Preview disk, and a $20 Gift Card by mail.
- For $199.99 you get an Xbox System, Eclipse Controller, an extension cable, and your choice of any $19.99 Xbox game.

Circuit City

Playstation 2
Ace Combat 4 - $14.99
Midnight Club - $14.99
Pac Man World 2 - $14.99
Soul Calibur 2 - $49.99 w/ Free T-shirt and $10 Gift Card

Xbox
Max Payne - $14.99
Spiderman - $14.99
Tony Hawk 4 - $14.99
Soul Calibur 2 - $49.99 w/ Free T-shirt and $10 Gift Card

Gameboy Advance
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire - $24.99

Gamecube
Soul Calibur 2 - $49.99 w/ Free T-shirt and $10 Gift Card

Bundles
- Purchase a PS2 system and receive a free DVD remote

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)
Sega Smash Pack - $9.98 at Target (8/19)

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)
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips - $19.99 at Amazon.com (8/19)

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)
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)
Unison - $12.99 at EB (8/19)
The Terminator: Dawn Of Fate - $14.99 at EB (8/19)
Hitman 2 - $19.99 at EB (8/20)
Grandia II - $14.96 at Circuit City (8/26)
Rune: Viking Warlord - $14.96 at Circuit City (8/26)

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)
Bloodrayne - $14.98 at Target (8/19)
Minority Report: Everybody Runs - $9.98 at Target (8/19)
Hitman 2 - $19.99 at EB (8/20)

Have a great week. Get some good games. :)

Glen
 

GlenHaag

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Well looking through the ads online, damn paper hasn't gotten here yet, it seems like the best place to get Soul Calibur II this week is at Circuit City. You get a $10 Gift card and the free T-shirt. Combine that with F-Zero and you walk out the door with both of them for $90.

With a bit more hassle, you can try to get Best Buy to match the Gift Card deal on Soul Calibur II, and then use the Gamer Gift Card on F-Zero to get both for $85, but it's a bit more work.

Good luck shopping.

Glen
 

Adam Tyner

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If you live in an area with a Microcenter, reportedly they're selling Soul Calibur II with a $20 gift card. Yikes! Too bad there's not one within 150 miles of me.
 

Rakesh.S

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couple questions

1. why the heck do all the stores say that f-zero is only available on wednesday? i wanted to pick it up at target tomorrow

2. is the microcenter ad online? i didn't receive a copy in the mail and we have a microcenter here in dallas
 

Chris Duran

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1. why the heck do all the stores say that f-zero is only available on wednesday? i wanted to pick it up at target tomorrow
Because the game does not ship until 8/25 so most stores are not going to be able to get the game the day it ships. Stores like EB, Gamestop, will probably have it on 8/26 because they overnight all their games, but normal retail stores mostly 2 day to 3 day games thus not getting in stores until Wednesday/Thursday.
 

Kenneth Cummings

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Well I can't get F-Zero GX, Otogi, Buffy, and Soul Calibur 2 just yet, but I will be able to get two of them next week after some work.
 

Ryan FB

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Between the DVD's and games coming out this week, I'll have no time (or money!) for anything ;) :D.

Also, on Pokemon Pinball (GBA), I'm pretty sure there's only one version of the game, and it's actually called "Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire". The Ruby refers to the red board, and the Sapphire to the blue board, just like in the GBC Pokemon Pinball you'll be able to select between the two. I highly recommend you give this game a shot if you have a GBA/GBP (if you have a GBP, it will work with your GC controller's rumble feature), as I've played the import and it's just as addictive as the first one, if not more. Absolutely great pinball games, and at $25 for the new one, you can't go wrong. :emoji_thumbsup:
 

EricSunde

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Actually, F-Zero ships on Monday. All GameStop and EB stores will have it then, and many GameStops will have Soul Calibur on Tuesday, depending on where in the country you are...
 

Ken Chui

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Of interest to folks with a Media Play outlet in their area:
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (PS2
) - $14.99 (also available online)

@ Circuit City:
Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc 2 - $1.99 (regularly $4.99; sold out online, but should be available at B&M locations)
 

Ryan FB

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Well, I don't know what the hell is wrong with the Best Buy in my area but I'm never going there to try to buy a game on/near release day again. Two otherwise-informed game section employees had no idea on when they would get Pokemon Pinball, F-Zero GX, or Soul Calibur II in and couldn't find any of them in computer. This was despite the fact that all three titles had their little placeholders with prices out in their respective sections :confused: :angry:. I decided to get a copy of Syberia for XBox just in case I could find nothing else. Then I hit Target where they apparently take the strategy of keeping all of their games locked behind display cases while also keeping no employees around who either know about them or have the key. Finally I went to the Babbages, where I should have gone in the first place, and got my F-Zero GX.

I'll be going by Circuit City on Thursday to get Pokemon Pinball and SCII, they damn better have both as advertised, or heads are gonna roll. :D

Sorry, I just had to vent. You haven't experienced frustration until you've gone to three different stores trying to find a dang Pokemon game of all things and gotten nothing but freakish stares in return. :b ;)
 

David Lambert

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Hi guys, you know I'm not a regular videogamer for the modern machines (I play my Atari 2600 more than anything).

But the missus wants Soul Caliber II - Gamecube so she can keep her "Zelda/Link" collection complete. I was gonna grab it as a surprise for her yesterday, and thought that the game released on the 26th. The lady at Circuit City (who knows me VERY well on the DVD purchases) said something confusing to me: "today is the day it comes out, but we're not able to sell it until Friday".

It sounds like she was saying it was in the back, and they can't sell it until a street date of the 29th despite the fact that the street date was the 26th. That's how I interpreted her statement, anyway...but that's rather contradictary and confusing.

What's the deal? I see Ryan's similarly fustrated in his post above mine, so this sounds highly unusual. I didn't see SC2 in any of the other stores I was in yesterday, either...
 

GlenHaag

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Dave,

The release dates that I list are the ones that I grab off of EB's website. What I've found over the years is that EB and Gamestop are just about the only places that will almost always have games in stock on the release date.

Best Buy, Circuit City, Target... it's a crap shoot.

Glen
 

Ken Chui

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It would be nice if a uniform availability policy was applied across the board where video game releases are concerned.

I picked up Soul Calibur II (PS2) yesterday at Gamestop, along with the bonus Art Book (amazing collection of sketches). I was surprised to find F-Zero GX at Best Buy though, seeing as new releases rarely find their way onto shelves before Thursday (had about 15 copies on hand). I'm hoping that Circuit City will have SC2 on-hand this Thursday (need the Gamecube version, along with the free T-shirt and $10 Gift Card :D )
 

GlenHaag

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I'm planning on picking up SCII and F-Zero later this week at Best Buy... I got that thing in the mail about the extra 5000 reward zone points. That along with the games and DVD's that I'll be buying this week and next will get me another $10 in gift certificates.

Glen
 

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