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Glen's PC and Videogame Wrapup for 5/9 to 5/15


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Good morning all.

 

Well, I'm on a small break from City of Heroes... so let's get to the wrapup.

 

No game of the week this week. Not much coming out other than Future Tactics and True Crime for the PC.

 

Bargains of the Week

 

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Best Buy

 

PC Games

 

Rise of Nations - $24.99

Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots - $24.99

Manhunt - $29.99

 

Playstation 2

- Double Reward Zone points with the purchase of Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Syphon Filter Strategy Guide, and Van Helsing.

Van Helsing - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

Champions of Norrath - $29.99

Final Fantasy X2 - $29.99

NBA Ballers - $39.99

 

Xbox

Manhunt - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

GTA Double Pack - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

Red Dead Revolver - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

 

Bundles

- Double Reward Zone points with the purchase of a PS2 (w/ Ethernet Adaptor) system.

- Free copy of Fusion Frenzy with the purchase of an Xbox console

 

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Circuit City

 

Playstation 2

Syphon Filter - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

Van Helsing - $49.99 w/ $15 Gift Card

Transformers - $49.99 w/ Free controller

GTA 3 - $16.99

Enter the Matrix - $16.99

Max Payne 2 - $29.99

Euro 2004 - $39.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

XIII - $9.99

Rogue Ops - $9.99

Sphinx - $9.99

 

Xbox

Van Helsing - $49.99 w/ $15 Gift Card

Rallisport Challenge 2 - $49.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

Euro 2004 - $39.99 w/ $10 Gift Card

Ghost Recon: Island Thunder - $14.99

Halo - $24.99

Crimson Skies - $24.99

XIII - $9.99

Rogue Ops - $9.99

 

PC Games

City of Heroes - $39.99

Shrek 2 - $19.99

Rise of Nations - $19.99

Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots - $19.99

 

Bundles

- Free DVD remote with the purchase of a PS2 console

 

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Target

 

Xbox

Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - $39.99

007: Everything or Nothing - $39.99

 

Playstation 2

007: Everything or Nothing - $39.99

 

Gamecube

007: Everything or Nothing - $39.99

Pokemon Colosseum - $39.99

Custom Robo - $39.99

 

GB Advance

Shrek 2 - $27.88

Mario and Luigi - $27.88

Sonic Battle - $27.88

 

There you have it all. Have a great week.

 

Glen

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ymmv, but I found some great videogame deals at Sears today. Until recently, my Sears seemed to believe that old games in dusty cases at exorbitant prices was the best way to move merchandise. I'd heard that you could find the PSOne + LCD combo for $29.97 (they didn't carry it at mine), but I did find a v.1 Live kit for $24.97 (my subscription expires in 2 days). I also picked up Grabbed by the Ghoulies for $9.97. Other games I can remember were Jedi Academy for $24.97, Haven was $4.97 (it's my duty to flog this game), the Xbox Hi-Def A/V Pack was $6.97, Panzer Dragoon Orta was $14.97.

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The videogame section of Sears is usually somewhat near the electronics, but shunted to the side like a red-headed bastard stepchild. They only stock Sony and Microsoft games and hardware. In addition to the above deals, you'll see inexplicable pricing like $49.99 for Kingdom Hearts (must be why they still have original packaging copies), though I imagine you can get them to price match anything. I've been reading rumors that Sears may dump videogames altogether, so prices may plummet soon, as in the KB Toys blow-out. The cheap PSOne bundle is very ymmv (for some reason my brain always interprets that as "your methods may vary"), but the game pricing seems to be nationwide.

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Pre-order IndyCar Series 2005 (Xbox) for $19.99 at jr.com.

 

This title is from Codemasters, who made CMR4 and ToCA. Pre-order price elsewhere is $39.99.

 

Preview at teamxbox.com

Head-to-head online play with up to 12 players simultaneously

15 IndyCar series tracks, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Pikes Peak International Raceway, and the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan

Steering wheel support for third-party peripherals with in-game calibration

Official rules and sponsors of the IndyCar Series

Realistically functioning rear-view mirrors

Ability to re-create a full season competing as a favorite driver, including Sam Hornish Jr., Gil De Ferran, Al Unser, Jr., Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Sarah Fisher, and more

Up to 33 cars on the track simultaneously

Masterclass training mode narrated by 2003 IndyCar Series Bombardier and Autosport Rookie of the Year Dan Wheldon

Advanced damage engine capable of turning mega-dollar machinery into scrap metal

Can I get a "Hell, yeah!"

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