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post #4891 of 4899 Old 08-16-2015, 02:19 AM
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more helpful would be posting deals, not criticizing deals posted by others.

there are varying deals of great. There's no such thing as the perfect deal. If someone is offering a free toaster, that's a great deal... if you wanted a toaster. If you didn't want a toaster, it's not a great deal. So there's no such thing as an absolutely great deal. All you can do is post deals and it's up to the person to determine its value, not you.

As for the posted deal by SPID, it's not a great deal but what it has going for it is it comes with the new controller with 3.5 mm jack. all the older bundles come with the older controller. for $50 more than the typical bundle, you get 500 extra GB, the new controller, a year of Gold, and a couple games. A year of Gold on sale is around $30. A new controller design, a couple games and 500 GB ought to be worth at least $20.

Where can you get Kinect on Craigslist for $50 or less? That's not a very common price. If you look at Craigslist or Ebay, the typical going rate is $60-80.



maybe if you live in Alabama. around my neck of the woods, Kinects don't go for under $50.

Software bundles are not worthless. Some people don't want to wait months to play a game. That's like telling a person it's dumb to watch a movie because you can rent that movie 6 months down the line. If I can buy cheap movie tickets at Costco, I'd rather do that than wait 6 months to rent a movie. There's value in seeing a movie with family and friends when everyone's talking about it. When there's a palpable excitement. Sure, I can penny pinch and wait months but where's the fun in that? That's like saying why pay for a pay-per-view fight when you can see illegal streams or watch it after the fact.

I agree it's better to get a nice big external hard drive. Not only does it run faster, it also doesn't waste the cost of the internal HDD that you're replacing. Plus, you can stack the storage for the far future (like having an 8.5 TB Xbox One). But some people don't want a hard drive to hang off their system. Some people like the HDD to be internal (the PS4 argument).

again, no offense meant. just saying...
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Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is $29.99 at Best Buy less if you are in the Gamer's club.
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The digital version of Batman: Arkham Knight is $44.99 on Xbox Live this week.
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By the way which is better Xbox or PS4? any recommendations or cons/prons on those products things?
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By the way which is better Xbox or PS4? any recommendations or cons/prons on those products things?

This is the Xbox Deals thread--what answer are you expecting to hear? My response, wrapped in [SPOILER] tags to protect the uninterested:

Spoiler!


This isn't the thread in which to rehash this old debate; I don't know if there is such a thread. There are old threads from the beginning of both platforms with 10s of thousands of replies.
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For a limited time, Amazon has $12 off ($48) the new redesigned XB1 controller for Prime members.

Discount applied during checkout.

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Buy the one that has the games you like.

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By the way which is better Xbox or PS4? any recommendations or cons/prons on those products things?
The two are pretty much identical (900p vs. 1080p is a non-factor unless you're sitting right on top of the TV). The "exclusive" PS4 content (basically a couple of skins) will also be available on the Xbox One in the fall.

If you own both consoles and have a preference as to one controller over another (I prefer the Xbox One control pad with its offset joysticks) factor that into your decision. That and the ease of adding storage was what led me to go with the Xbox One version.
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Not necessarily Xbox related, but for those shopping external drive solutions: NewEgg has the Toshiba 2TB USB 3.0 powered external on ShellShocker for 79... I have no idea of the quality, or read/write speeds...just had seen it on today's deals.

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