Serious Sam for $19.99 new at Funcoland

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  1. Sam Posten

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    For xbox. I asked em if it was a misprint since the game just came out I didnt think it could possibly be that cheap....

    The manager confirmed it was priced right.

    This was in the Middletown NJ store...

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    I noticed that the game was $19.99 when I was in Best Buy today, too. I also remember reading somewhere...and I don't remember where...that this may be the new suggested price for the game. That would be odd, since it is a pretty new release & $19.99 is even lower than the usual Xbox software price drop of $29.99. I'll try to find a link.
     
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    It dropped last week at CC. I think it's just the new price for the game.

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    Same price at Circuit City as well.

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    It was priced at 20 bucks new for the PC too, right? That was part of the draw, from what I remember. A simple but fun game at a cheap price. Glad to see it's carried forward to the Xbox version.
     
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    I hope most people bought it from a retailer that had a 30 day price match. Heck, it's only been out about that long.

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    I got mine from Circuitcity.com - mailed the day I ordered! Good stuff.

    A quick question - has anyone else had momentary freezes while playing this game? I've had a number, and the game also crashed once. I'm wondering if its a performance issue or if I should get a new copy.

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    Oh, I didn't realize it was released at the higher price originally. Well that doesn't make much sense then, does it? If you release it at $20 like the PC game, you sell the idea that it's a good game at a great price (again, like the PC game). Sell it for $50 and then immediately drop it to $20, you sell the idea that it's a lousy game that had to have a huge price-cut to move any units. Strange move.
     
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    Bleddyn,

    I'm in contact with Gotham Games support at this moment, as I'm having the exact same problems. I'll let you know what I find out as soon as I hear more from them.

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    I have just read that there may be a bad batch of this game out there which is causing the game to skip. I don't know if this has anything at all to do with the price drop, but it is something to keep in mind before you buy the game. Of course, I'm pretty sure they will replace them if they are defective.

    Dave et all, this game actually includes the original Serious Sam & most of (I think) Serious Sam: Second Encounter & some additional stuff not in either PC game, so it is actually 2 $20 PC games + for your $. Not bad whatever you pay for it...still, the sudden price drop is suspicious.
     
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    Hehe, I still havent even fired my copy up!

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    1) Has anyone seen it at a good price like this in Canada?
    2) Is the game any good?
     
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    It is also $19.99 at Best Buy [​IMG]
     
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    Still waiting to hear back from Gotham Games again. I'm hoping I get some sort of info from them about the bad batch of games. I guess I'll be looking for them after the holidays though. Oh, well. [​IMG]
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