Videogame and PC Wrapup for 3/16 to 3/22

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  1. GlenHaag

    GlenHaag Supporting Actor

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    Hello again my friends!

    Do you ever have one of those weeks where you swear it's going to be nice and easy and then... BAM!

    Well, this is one of them. I had no idea how many releases there are this week, so let's just jump right on in.

    GLEN'S HTF GAMES OF THE WEEK

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    $34.99 $34.99

    It pains me to do so(just kidding), but Pokemon is still huge and here are two GBA releases that are probably going to sell like crazy.

    Let's get to this surprisingly big list of titles to be released this week.

    Releases for the week of March 16th to March 22nd. Prices are straight from EBGames.com.

    MLB Slugfest 20-04 (GC, PS2,Xbox) - $39.99
    Piglet's Big Game (GC, PS2) - $39.99
    Batman: Dark Tomorrow (GC, Xbox) - $49.99
    WWE Crush Hour (GC, PS2) - $19.99
    Pokemon: Ruby (GBA) - $34.99
    Pokemon: Sapphire (GBA) - $34.99
    MLB Slugfest 20-04(GBA) - $29.99
    Tom and Jerry: Infurnal Escape (GBA) - $29.99
    Muppets: On With the Show! (GBA) - $19.99
    James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA) - $29.99
    Piglet's Big Game (GBA) - $29.99
    The Omega Stone: Riddle of the Sphinx II (PC) - $29.99
    Rainbox Six 3: Raven Shield (PC) - $49.99
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PC) - $39.99
    Frogger Beyond (PC) - $29.99
    Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (PC) - $19.99
    New World Order (PC) - $29.99
    Atlantis Underwater Tycoon (PC) - $19.99
    Operation Flashpoint: Game of the Year (PC) - $29.99
    Ultimate Pac Pack (PC) - $19.99
    Curse of Atlantis: Thorgal's Quest (PC) - $19.99
    Restaurant Empire (PC) - $29.99
    Clock Tower 3 (PS2) - $49.99
    World Series Baseball 2K3 (PS2) - $49.99
    Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (PS2, Xbox) - $39.99
    King of Route 66 (PS2) - $49.99
    MotoGP3 (PS2) - $49.99
    Mobile Light Force 2 (PS2) - $14.99
    Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus (Xbox) - $49.99
    Black Stone: Magic and Steel (Xbox) - $49.99
    Furious Karting (Xbox) - $29.99
    RollerCoaster Tycoon (Xbox) - $29.99
    Mercedes-Benz World Racing (Xbox) - $49.99
    UFC: Tapout 2 (Xbox) - $49.99

    Now let's get to the real fun!

    Deals of the Week

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    Gameboy Advance
    Pokemon Ruby - Low Price (Should be $24.99)
    Pokemon Sapphire - Low Price (Should be $24.99)
    Dragonball Z : Card Game - $10
    Dungeons and Dragons: Eye of the Beholder - $10
    Godzilla: Domination - $10
    WTA Tour Tennis - $10

    Playstation 2
    NBA Starting Five - $10
    Frogger: The Great Quest - $10 (How great can the quest be? He just has to cross the street.) [​IMG]

    Best Buy

    Gameboy Advance
    Pokemon Saphire - $27.99
    Pokemon Ruby - $27.99

    PC Games
    Backyard Soccer - $14.99
    Backyard Football - $14.99
    Backyard Baseball - $14.99
    Backyard Basketball - $14.99
    Backyard Hockey - $14.99
    Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis - $24.99
    Freelancer - $34.99
    Praetorians - $34.99 (Includes A&E: Making of Caeser DVD)
    The Sims: Deluxe Edition - $39.99

    Playstation 2
    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - $39.99
    NCAA March Madness - $39.99
    Hitman 2 - $39.99
    Ghost Recon - $39.99
    Rayman Arena - $9.99

    Gamecube
    Tony Hawk 3 - $9.99

    Bundles
    - Purchase an Xbox bundle and receive another free game. The Game is either Oddworld: Munch's Odyssey, Fusion Frenzy, or other selected titles(probably Platinum Hits).

    - Purchase a PS2 console and receive the Sony DVD remote for free

    Special Deals

    - Best Buy is giving you a $10 gift card if you purchase any 2 platinum Xbox titles, or PS2 Greatest Hits titles.

    CompUSA

    Playstation 2
    Grand Theft Auto 3 - $14.99

    PC Games
    Emperor - $4.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate)
    The Thing - $4.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate)
    Bejewled and Alchemy - $4.99
    Splinter Cell - $39.99
    Freelancer - $39.99
    Icewind Dale II - $19.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate)

    Xbox
    Star Wars: Obi-Wan - $17.99
    Project Gotham Racing - $17.99

    Bundles
    - Purchase an Xbox console and receive a free controller

    Circuit City

    PC Games
    Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome - $19.99
    Freelancer - $39.99

    Gameboy Advance
    Pokemon Ruby - $24.99
    Pokemon Sapphire - $24.99
    Yoshi's Island: SMA 3 - $27.99
    Super Mario Advance - $27.99
    Sonic Advance 2 - $23.99

    Playstation 2
    Max Payne - $15.99
    Tony Hawk 3 - $15.99
    Crash Bandicoot 4 - $15.99
    Virtua Fighter 4 - $15.99
    NCAA March Madness 2003 - $39.99
    NCAA Basketball 2K3 - $39.99

    Xbox
    Shenmue II - $19.99
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance - $19.99
    NCAA Basketball 2K3 - $39.99

    Bundles
    - Purchase a Xbox console and receive NBA Inside Drive 2003 for free

    - Purchase a PS2 console and receieve Rayman Arena for free

    Toys 'R Us

    Gameboy Advance
    Pokemon Ruby - $24.99
    Pokemon Sapphire - $24.99

    - All of the following GBA games are $9.99
    Frogger Adventures
    Namco Museum
    Pac-Man Collection
    ATV: Quad Power Racing
    Defender
    F-14 Tomcat
    Tarzan
    NHL Hitz 2003
    Dinotopia
    Spy Hunter
    Donald Duck Advance
    Batman Vengence

    Xbox
    007 Agent Under Fire - $19.99
    Halo - $29.99

    Playstation 2
    Spiderman - $39.99
    Street Hoops - $39.99
    Frogger: The Great Quest - $9.99
    Cabela's Big Game Hunter - $29.99
    ATV Quad Power Racing 2 - $29.99
    Lord of the Rings: FoTR - $19.99

    Bundles
    - Purchase a Gamecube console and receive an extra controller, Zapper, Nic Party Blast, and one of the 4 games from Nintendo for $199.95

    - Purchase a Xbox console and receive an extra Controller-s, and Superman for the Xbox for $199.97

    - Purchase a PS2 Console and receive an extra controller, Terminator: Dawn of Fate, and Medal of Honor: Frontline for $249.96

    - Purchase a Gameboy Advance and receive a Multi-player link cable, a car adaptor, a game protector, a Rechargeable battery with AC Adapter, 6 Game cases and a Carry case for $79.98

    Best Deals of the Week

    - Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PS2 for $14.99 at CompUSA
    - Shenmue II for the Xbox for $19.99 at CC
    - Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire for the GBA for $24.99 anywhere except Best Buy (They should price match all the other ads though)
    - Halo for the Xbox for $29.99 at Toys 'R Us
    - Bejeweled and Alchemy for $4.99 at CompUSA

    Whew! What a week. Lots to see and buy. Talk to you all very soon.

    Glen
     
  2. Ben Seibert

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    I'll pick up SA2 for the GBA, and might check out Roller Coaster Tycoon for the Xbox.
     
  3. GlenHaag

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    I ended up ordering Shenmue II and Sonic 2 from the CC website. Just too many things going around the house today to actually leave. Thankfully they have free shipping as well. [​IMG]

    Glen
     
  4. Jason Borchers

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    Same here, Glen! I also ordered Virtua Fighter 4. Circuit City did good this week.
     
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    Even so I tend to have a love hate relation with it, I going to get Pokemon Ruby, as the demo prove to be good. Also probably pick up SA2 and pre-order the GBA SP. [​IMG]
     
  6. DonRoeber

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    Does anyone know how Batman: Dark Tomorrow is supposed to be? I haven't seen any reviews, but the early cinematics looked really good.
     
  7. GlenHaag

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    Batman: Dark Tomorrow looks pretty promising. I haven't seen much about it though. The previews are pretty sparse, and old at this point.

    Here's hoping.

    Glen
     
  8. Daren Welsh

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    Yeah, but is it really worth 449.99? :p)
     
  9. GlenHaag

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    D'oh. Edited. Damn shift keys. [​IMG]

    BTW, I added the following to the info.

    Best Buy is giving you a $10 gift card if you purchase any 2 platinum Xbox titles, or PS2 Greatest Hits titles.

    I don't know if you could do one of each or what, but it's not a bad deal for two games that are already $20 bucks each.

    Glen
     
  10. Ben Seibert

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    Some other deals:

    Sonic Adventure 2 Birthday Pack LE: $9.90 plus $10 shipping, you'll also need a bootdisc
    http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?cat...ducts_id=1275&
    And a bunch of other japanese DC titles are on $10 clearance, including Fire Pro Wrestling D.

    Arc the Lad collection is only $20 at Media Play and Sam Goody; this usually goes for around $50
     
  11. Dave Mark

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    EBgames.com has done a price drop on Splinter Cell for XBOX to $29.99 new. With the 20% off used games deal, I picked up a used copy for $19.99.
     
  12. GlenHaag

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    Very good deal, Dave. That is just online, correct?

    Great catch.

    Glen
     
  13. Dave Mark

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    Don't have an EB bricks and mortar near me, but I imagine the price drop would apply there as well. I think in the past when they have run on-line ads for MGS2 and Unreal Tourney they have honored those in-store.

    Probably just cut cost since PS2/PC version coming out with a couple of extra levels. I'm pretty sure 20% pre-owned applies on-line. Has anyone tried to get 20% in-store?
     
  14. Dave Mark

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    Update:

    I just logged onto EBgames.com and, lo and behold, they're now running their 30% pre-owned specials. Splinter Cell is now just $17.50 used. That's obnoxious for a game that's the current top seller on XBOX.
     
  15. Chris Duran

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    Picked up Pokemon Sapphire at Wal-Mart today the first shipments are coming with the Official Guidebook for $29.96 a really sweet deal, cause the guidebook is normally $14.99 alone. Go check it out if you wanted to pick up either version.
     
  16. GlenHaag

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    I've been debating picking up the Pokemon titles for quite some time.

    That might be a good way to do it.

    Glen
     
  17. GlenHaag

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    Outlaw Golf for the GC is $14.99 at Ebgames.com

    Gamestop is still running it at $49, so there is a chance that you could price match it at CC or Best buy and save a few more bucks.

    Glen
     
  18. Chris Duran

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    Just thought I would let everyone also know, inside the box of the Ruby/Saphire Pokemon games there is a $10 off coupon for the E-reader, which might give some of you a reason to pick up the niffty e-reader.
     
  19. Drew Dockery

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    I have no interest in this game, but I do want to get an E-reader. Anyone out there generous enough to send me a coupon?
     
  20. DonRoeber

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    Yeah, what Drew said [​IMG] I need an e-Reader to feed my Animal Crossing addiction.
     

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