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Old 04-22-18, 09:32 PM
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PS5 or bust. Screw this half-gen stuff.
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Old 04-30-18, 01:54 PM
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Free Starpoint Gemini 2 DLC
https://store.steampowered.com/app/3...mini_2_Origins

Last day of the month for your xbox live freebies.
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/games-with-gold

Free game from Square with code MiniNinjas
store.na.square-enix.com/product/280988/mini-ninjas-pc-download
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Old 05-01-18, 04:03 PM
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Crap, forgot to remind everyone with Prime to download their 6 free Twitch games for April. But 6 more new ones are up today. Psychonauts, Titan Souls, Gone Home; older stuff, but decent.
https://www.twitch.tv/prime

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Old 05-04-18, 09:26 AM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Star Wars Pinball 6 (Zen Studios) is free on Android today.
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Old 05-04-18, 09:43 AM
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Star Wars Pinball 6 (Zen Studios) is free on Android today.
Awesome, thanks!
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Old 05-09-18, 08:46 PM
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Yet Another Zombie Defense free at Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2...ombie_Defense/

Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssee also free:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1..._Abes_Oddysee/

Two game pack freebie at Indiegala:
https://www.indiegala.com/store?utm_...away_menu_item
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Stories: The Path of Destinies free permanent copy
https://store.steampowered.com/app/4..._of_Destinies/

Monument Valley free at GooglePlay
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...entvalley&hl=e
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Galactic Civilizations 2 Deluxe free at Humble today.

Also, they’ve been having a Spring sale where you can earn one token each day just by visiting the sale page. 3/5 tokens earn free games each week.
www.humblebundle.com

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Old 05-18-18, 02:15 PM
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Another Steam freebie.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/490220/Prismata/
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Old 05-18-18, 05:04 PM
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Just some info...


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Old 05-18-18, 05:11 PM
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I re-upped online about six weeks ago and had that issue. Kind of annoying. All they needed to do was be more informative during the process. I got no emails alerting me to activation. The only correspondence was my initial "order confirmation." I didn't think to check it until a week later to see if it was working.
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Oh shit, GCU is dead. No new memberships or renewals.

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Old 05-18-18, 06:56 PM
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RIP GCU.

I'm sure Amazon will follow suit with their preorder discount soon enough too. I'm good till next May, but I guess I'll need to go into a preorder frenzy next Spring. (The discount is based on when you place the order, not when it's supposed to ship, right?)
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Old 05-18-18, 07:00 PM
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Fuck that sucks ass. I think I am good through 2020 iirc. Still was a great perk.

Edit: yeah I am good through May 23, 2020.

Fuckers won back my business from Amazon for games. Now back to Amazon I shall go!
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Old 05-18-18, 07:00 PM
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OMG. This is big. RIP, me buying new games on impulse.
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Old 05-18-18, 07:04 PM
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RIP GCU.

I'm sure Amazon will follow suit with their preorder discount soon enough too. I'm good till next May, but I guess I'll need to go into a preorder frenzy next Spring. (The discount is based on when you place the order, not when it's supposed to ship, right?)
Correct. You can lock in anything right now that is available for preorder.
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Old 05-18-18, 07:31 PM
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I just went in a store and tried the GUC card and it won't scan either. It's officially dead.

He said they killed it this afternoon.

Oh well, it was awesome while it lasted. I have about 18 months left on my membership.
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Old 05-18-18, 09:00 PM
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Oh shit. That sucks ass. Guess I re-upped just in time.
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Thanks to GCU just getting me in the door, I'd actually shifted a lot of my non-gaming purchases (movies/electronics/appliances) away from Amazon and back to Best Buy. Doubt that continues once my GCU subscription runs out.
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Old 05-18-18, 10:47 PM
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I'm only good through November. Oh well.
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Old 05-19-18, 05:31 AM
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Dumb move by Best Buy. They’ll lose a lot of gamer business.
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Old 05-19-18, 09:03 AM
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I'd like to hear more on the reasoning. I always liked comparing the different Pre-Order Bonuses among the retailers selling a game...a lot of the time I went with BB. We got Amazon Prime several months back when we cord-cutted DirectTV and I can get the 20% off on games. But I do think they'll lose some gamers on this unless they just start running sales & pre-order bonus offers alone.
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Old 05-19-18, 09:45 AM
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Dumb move by Best Buy. They’ll lose a lot of gamer business.
If Best Buy is shutting down the program they've run the numbers and it's losing them more money than they make from it. I've managed a game department at a big box retailer and Best Buy is not getting their games from the publishers for 20% off. Not even close. So they are losing money already on every game they sell. Everything people buy is tracked so I'm going to assume people with GCU overall are not buying enough other products to make up for their lost income. Best Buy is struggling as it is and they can't afford to keep programs going that are losing them money.

I switched from buying my new release games from amazon to Best Buy back when the GCU price dropped. I preorder games off their website, do in store pickup (since one is a block from my house), and when I arrive I just go straight to the pickup counter and leave. Having GCU has never made it more likely that I was going to walk around and buy other stuff. This is probably the way the majority of people with GCU shop (although most probably never even step foot in the store) and it's an unsustainable way for them to make money.
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I've managed a game department at a big box retailer and Best Buy is not getting their games from the publishers for 20% off. Not even close.
FWIW, the guy from Best Buy at CAG/blu-ray.com who leaks the weekly sales sez:

In case anyone was unaware. Games typically cost Best Buy between $45-47 a piece so they were already making almost nothing on any game sold with GCU. In fact, first party Nintendo games actually cost $48 so they are already losing a penny on all of those plus whatever it costs to ship them.
If he knows what he's talking about (which I can't say for sure one way or the other), then Best Buy is getting their games from the publishers for 20% off.
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Even if that's true, they aren't making any money on GCU sales, and if you're stacking them with pre-order bonuses, that puts them back in the negative, unless you're buying other stuff, which most GCU customers probably aren't.

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