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Online retail game deals - Feb. 10th

Amazon - finally, it all makes sense now: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (Amazon, hardcover, $19.24, 45% off)

Amazon - winter deals: Just Dance 4 (Wii, $29.99, save $10.00, free S&H); Disney Epic Mickey (Wii, $12.99, save $7.00, free S&H); Cabela's Hunting Expeditions (Wii, $19.99, save $10.00); Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (Wii, $12.99, save $7.00); Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Special Edition (DS, $10.98, save $9.01); Phineas and Ferb Ride Again (DS, $12.99, save $7.00); Club Penguin: Game Day! (Wii, $11.22, save $8.77); Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii, $12.99, save $7.00); Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (DS, $12.99, save $7.00); Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii, $25.47, save $24.48, free S&H); Sonic Generations (3DS, $27.74, save $12.21, free S&H)

Amazon - Skylander Starter Pack deals (free S&H): Skylanders Giants (3DS, $54.99, save $20.00); Skylanders Giants (Wii, $54.99, save $20.00); Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (3DS, $41.99, save $28.00); Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii, $49.99, save $20.00); Skylanders Giants (Wii U, $54.99, save $20.00)

Amazon - pre-order offers: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Wii U, $59.99, free S&H); Project X Zone pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H); Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS, $39.99, free S&H); Lego Marvel Super Heroes (3DS, $39.99, free S&H); Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U, $49.99, free S&H); Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U, $45.27, free S&H, available May 21st); Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Wii U, $59.99, free S&H, available March 19th); Free music and art collection with your Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan pre-order (3DS, $39.96, free S&H, available February 26th); Free arranged soundtrack with your Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available April 16th); Pandora's Tower pre-order (Wii, $39.99, free S&H, available March 26th); The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition (Wii U, $39.99, save $20.00, free S&H, available March 5th); Pokemon X (3DS, $39.99, free S&H); Pokemon Y (3DS, $39.99, free S&H); Scribblenauts Collection (DS, $29.99, free S&H, available February 26th); Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available March 24th); Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS, $34.99, free S&H, available March 24th); Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U, $59.96, free S&H, available April 16th); Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U, $59.96, free S&H, available March 19th); Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available March 5th); Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition (3DS, $29.99, free S&H, available February 12th); Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (3DS, $29.99, free S&H, available February 12th); Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, $39.96, free S&H, available March 19th); Rayman Legends pre-order (Wii U, $59.96, free S&H, available September 1st)

Amazon - Wii U games, save $10 or more (free S&H): New Super Mario Bros. U ($49.63, save $10.36); Assassin's Creed III ($45.95, save $14.04, fulfilled by Amazon); Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper ($29.99, save $30.00, temporarily out of stock); Ben 10 Omniverse ($29.99, save $10.00); Darksiders II ($49.48, save $10.51, fulfilled by Amazon); Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge ($47.95, save $12.04, fulfilled by Amazon); Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two ($48.84, save $11.15, fulfilled by Amazon); Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition ($41.10, save $18.89, fulfilled by Amazon); Nintendo Land ($49.16, save $10.39, fulfilled by Amazon); Call of Duty: Black Ops II ($47.99, save $12.00, fulfilled by Amazon); Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 ($38.99, save $11.00)

Groupon: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed ($28.00, free S&H) - for Wii U and other popular systems

Best Buy: Buy two pre-owned games, get a third free (free S&H); Save $15 off Skylanders Giants Starter Packs ($59.99, free S&H) - for Wii, Wii U, 3DS and other popular systems; Select 3DS games for $19.99 (free S&H); 100% bonus trade-in credit when you trade in any game (in-store only, see site for trade-in calculator)

Walmart: Final Fantasy III (DS, $13.98, free site-to-store S&H); Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS, $39.96, free site-to-store S&H); Free Chase McCain Lego figure with your Lego City Undercover pre-order (Wii U, $49.96, available 3/18); Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 (Wii, $9.00, free site-to-store S&H); Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS, $9.00, free site-to-store S&H); Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D (3DS, $11.00, free site-to-store S&H); Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle (3DS, $11.00, free site-to-store S&H); 3-For-$20 Wii games (free site-to-store shipping) - includes Dragon's Lair Trilogy, Metroid: Other M, Mystery Case Files, more; 3-For-$20 DS games - selection includes Dragon Quest VI, Elite Beat Agents, Legendary Starfy, Rhythm Heaven, more; Walmart exclusive Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol (DS, $14.00, free site-to-store shipping); Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS, $13.97, free site-to-store shipping); The Legendary Starfy (DS, $12.97); Professor Layton and the Diabolicial Box (DS, $11.00, free site-to-store shipping); Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, $10.00, free site-to-store S&H); Picross 3D (DS, $9.00, free site-to-store S&H); 2-For-$30 Wii games (free site-to-store shipping) - Zelda: Twilight Princess, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, more; 2-For-$30 Nintendo DS games (free site-to-store shipping); Free Pokemon Sleeve Kit with the purchase of Pokemon White Version 2 or Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS, $34.96)

Gamestop: Free Value Shipping on purchases of $24.99 or more. Excludes handhelds, game consoles, laptops and tablets. Expires 2/28/13. Use code SAVER during checkout; Limited Edition 3DS system with Fire Emblem: Awakening bundle ($199.99); Project X Zone pre-order (3DS, $39.99); The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker pre-order (Wii U, $59.99); Pandora's Tower pre-order (Wii, $39.99, available 3/26); Walker Ear keychain with your The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct pre-order (Wii U, $49.99, available 3/26); Pokemon X pre-order (3DS, $39.99, available 10/31); Pokemon Y pre-order (3DS, $39.99, available 10/31); Gamestop exclusive Crush 3D (3DS, $9.99 new); Free Chase McCain Lego figure with your Lego City Undercover pre-order (Wii U, $49.99, available 3/18); Gamestop exclusive Scribblenauts Unlimited bundle with pencil stylus and hardware jacket (3DS, $44.99); Free decals and system case with your Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate pre-order (3DS, $39.99, available 3/5); Free music and art collection with your Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan pre-order (3DS, $39.99, available 2/26); Buy any two pre-owned Gamecube games or accessories, get 2 free

Toys R Us: 30% off all Skylanders Battle and Action 3-packs; $20 off all Skylanders Giants Starter Packs; $20 gift card with your purchase of a a Skylanders Giants Wii system hardware bundle ($149.99, in-store only); Save $25 when you buy both Scribblenauts Unlimited (Wii U) and a Wii U Basic Set ($334.98); Free $15 gift card with the purchase of two select 3DS games (in-store only); 30% off all 3DS accessories; Free $20 gift card with the purchase of a 3DS or 3DS XL system (in-store only)


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10 Feb 2013 18:16

Yay, another round of affiliation link spam. And RMC being too naive to recognize while "grubbergamer" is cashing in! :D
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10 Feb 2013 18:26

Yeah, what's up with that. Who/what is grubbergamer?
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10 Feb 2013 18:50

This has actually been addressed in the forum for anyone who cares!

RMC's deal is essentially, if grubbergamer goes through all the trouble to wrangle these deals up he doesn't care about him putting his name in the linkage for some credit.

Honestly? I may be a dick for doing this, but if I ever use these links I just take grubbergamer's name out of the link. (Although I rarely use these deals to begin with cause I usually find them out elsewhere before they're posted here)

Majority of the sites I know give out this kind of information for free, so I do agree it is slightly greedy but at the same time I do get the point.

Here's that thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103846
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10 Feb 2013 19:36

Can this list be shorter and by system instead of store. It's hard to use.

Also, is Fire Emblem available ANYWHERE?
I can't seem to find a copy.
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10 Feb 2013 20:17

cyruszuo wrote:Can this list be shorter and by system instead of store. It's hard to use.

Also, is Fire Emblem available ANYWHERE?
I can't seem to find a copy.


I know the eShop has plenty of copies.
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10 Feb 2013 21:38

@cyruszuo

Ctrl+F your system of choice.
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10 Feb 2013 21:39

@GeneticRepoMan

At least you know that's the action of a dick.
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11 Feb 2013 00:09

nGen wrote:
cyruszuo wrote:Can this list be shorter and by system instead of store. It's hard to use.

Also, is Fire Emblem available ANYWHERE?
I can't seem to find a copy.


I know the eShop has plenty of copies.

Yeah that's probably the idea behind this "shortage" . Just another push for the eshop.

Doesnt matter to me. I dont buy games with day 1 dlc (YES I KNOW THE FIRST AND ONLY THE FIRST MAP IS FREE!)

Hopefully they will release Fire Emblem: Awakening: The Complete Edition after a year or so.
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11 Feb 2013 00:31

@BlueRangerVegeta Err...They aren't going to do that. (release the complete edition) It's not part of the story so you don't lose out on anything and you get the first round of DLC for free. And besides, there is plenty of content. The game didn't have day 1 DLC when it launched in japan, it was created after the game went gold. So I don't know, it sounds to me like you are missing out on a great game for a fairly stupid reason.
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11 Feb 2013 01:02

Lizardon wrote:Yay, another round of affiliation link spam. And RMC being too naive to recognize while "grubbergamer" is cashing in! :D

Anytime I see a decent deal from these postings, I just manually search for it myself instead of clicking the link because I don't want that "Grubbergamer" person getting $$$ out of this since RMC is helping him/her out for no reason
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11 Feb 2013 01:05

@mbh911 the guy goes through the trouble of finding these deals so RMC is OK with this
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11 Feb 2013 01:14

LegendofSantiago wrote:@BlueRangerVegeta Err...They aren't going to do that. (release the complete edition) It's not part of the story so you don't lose out on anything and you get the first round of DLC for free. And besides, there is plenty of content. The game didn't have day 1 DLC when it launched in japan, it was created after the game went gold. So I don't know, it sounds to me like you are missing out on a great game for a fairly stupid reason.


For me, the only thing it really adds to the game is maps where you can train and level your lower characters. The additions of Marth and Roy, while nice, are so inconsequential that they become an afterthought to me. I guess for people in Japan who have received every Fire Emblem game this will be a nice trip down memory lane, but for someone like me (who has dabbled in Shadow Dragon and played the FE characters in Melee and Brawl) I just like the extra training grounds and will appreciate the new classes on some of the later DLC.
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11 Feb 2013 01:23

Wait, people actually have a problem with the deals post!? I've saved a bit of money from it. and I have helped friends also save a bunch of money.
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11 Feb 2013 01:47

LegendofSantiago wrote:@BlueRangerVegeta Err...They aren't going to do that. (release the complete edition) It's not part of the story so you don't lose out on anything and you get the first round of DLC for free. And besides, there is plenty of content. The game didn't have day 1 DLC when it launched in japan, it was created after the game went gold. So I don't know, it sounds to me like you are missing out on a great game for a fairly stupid reason.


Actually, I thought the same thing as you initially, but it turns out the game was released in Japan on April 19th, and the first batch of DLC was released the same day (it was free also in Japan).

I dunno when the rest came out after that, but there was in fact day 1 DLC.

I haven't played the full game yet, so I can't really say anything, but I do agree with you that it does appear you get a full game and that the DLC is just bonus stuff.
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11 Feb 2013 04:15

I always skip the deal posts, cause they dont end up being much deals for me...all US sites. I'd love to see a deal list from Canadian sites to know if any come up, and am sure many do that I end p missing on...I only catch them by chance.
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11 Feb 2013 10:25

LegendofSantiago wrote:@BlueRangerVegeta Err...They aren't going to do that. (release the complete edition) It's not part of the story so you don't lose out on anything and you get the first round of DLC for free. And besides, there is plenty of content. The game didn't have day 1 DLC when it launched in japan, it was created after the game went gold. So I don't know, it sounds to me like you are missing out on a great game for a fairly stupid reason.

Yes it was day 1 dlc in Japan. Not that that matters to me, we shouldce srill got the content thrown on the cart. I mean its been dine forever now.

Several if not all of these maps do tie into the story or tell their own side stories. It is story based. And what you just posted is the EXACT same excuse EA/Ubisoft/Capcom/ect use justify their DLC. Nintendo is not magically different just cause they are Nintendo. All companies that have been proven to cut content from the main game to sell as DLC.
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11 Feb 2013 11:13

@BlueRangerVegeta I'd like to have the DLC that was made for the japan release to come here and be for free too, but that wouldn't be very fair for Japan since they had to pay for it. Not all DLC is evil, just because some companies do take advantage of this practice for "evil" purposes doesn't make all DLC evil. I quite like the Idea of a game I like getting more content, especially if a sequel is far off or not happening. I'd hate for a company to take away content from a game that needs it, or take important story segments and take them out to cash in, but this is definitly not the case here. The DLC in this game has nothing to do with the main story and it wouldn't make sense to include it as part of the main game. The DLC (as far as I can see from the free pack) is just fanservice where your crew goes back in time to fight against older characters from the series and you will be able to recruit them as well. It adds nothing to the main story nor does it take away from it. The game is long and it's really good. As I said in my first comment missing out on this game for the hopes of Nintendo releasing a "complete edition" (which they never have nor does it seem like they ever will) seems rather foolish. If you don't want to support day 1 DLC...don't buy the DLC or buy the game used if you really want, but the DLC in this game is harmless unlike capcom DLC
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All companies that have been proven to cut content from the main game to sell as DLC

ALL companies? Proven?
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11 Feb 2013 11:46

LegendofSantiago wrote: If you don't want to support day 1 DLC...don't buy the DLC or buy the game used if you really want, but the DLC in this game is harmless unlike capcom DLC
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All companies that have been proven to cut content from the main game to sell as DLC

ALL companies? Proven?


Good luck finding it used!

Day One DLC sucks, especially for fighting games where the characters you want to play as are blocked behind a paywall. But the practice is not going away. I admire anyone who stands by their principles, but if you refuse to buy a game that has Day One DLC, well I hope you're mainly a Nintendo gamer because I don't see third parties dropping this practice anytime soon.
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11 Feb 2013 12:51

LegendofSantiago wrote:@BlueRangerVegeta I'd like to have the DLC that was made for the japan release to come here and be for free too, but that wouldn't be very fair for Japan since they had to pay for it. Not all DLC is evil, just because some companies do take advantage of this practice for "evil" purposes doesn't make all DLC evil. I quite like the Idea of a game I like getting more content, especially if a sequel is far off or not happening. I'd hate for a company to take away content from a game that needs it, or take? important story segments and take them out to cash in, but this is definitly not the case here. The DLC in this game has nothing to do with the main story and it wouldn't make sense to include it as part of the main game. The DLC (as far as I can see from the free pack) is just fanservice where your crew goes back in time to fight against older characters from the series and you will be able to recruit them as well. It adds nothing to the main story nor does it take away from it. The game is long and it's really good. As I said in my first comment missing out on this game for the hopes of Nintendo releasing a "complete edition" (which they never have nor does it seem like they ever will) seems rather foolish. If you don't want to support day 1 DLC...don't buy the DLC or buy the game used if you really want, but the DLC in this game is harmless unlike capcom DLC
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All companies that have been proven to cut content from the main game to sell as DLC

ALL companies? Proven?

All that I listed yes. I dont recall an example for EA off the top of my head but google Ubisoft Assassina Creed 2 DLC. For Capcom look at Megaman 9/10 and Marvel vs Capcom 3. I am sure they do it for most of their games but theae are specific examples I remember where content that was part of the game was cut to be sold as DLC.

And Nintendo resells games all the time. I would hope they would be willing to release Complete Editions of their games but you may be right. If so then I guess I will be missing this game until it follows Shadow Dragon into the $10 bargain bin at Walmart.
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11 Feb 2013 13:12

LegendofSantiago wrote:@mbh911 the guy goes through the trouble of finding these deals so RMC is OK with this

good for him/her but it's still free and not that hard. All he does is copy/paste or visits cheapassgamer.com

plus, like CM30 said in the other thread

"This is probably going to sound hilariously sleezy, but have you considered replacing his affiliate codes with the ones for the GoNintendo admins like yourself and RMC? Could cover the costs here quite a bit."

This, I'd rather actually do it for gonintendo to cover the costs of running this website and not for that grubbergamer dude/girl or whatever.
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11 Feb 2013 13:40

Sneakers wrote:I always skip the deal posts, cause they dont end up being much deals for me...all US sites. I'd love to see a deal list from Canadian sites to know if any come up, and am sure many do that I end p missing on...I only catch them by chance.


http://forums.redflagdeals.com/hot-deal ... xid=Games9

A Canadian deal website that lists deals by category. This is the link to the video games forum where users can post video game deals. Say hello to savings and bye-bye to money! There can be some amazing deals in there sometimes, but often the deals are so good that the hoarders/scaplers/resellers will buy all the copies before users can. :/

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