Where to buy used games and systems?

Alright duders,

I got a hankering to play some old PS1 games, Also some other random old games.

I also am kind of looking into buying a vita.

I would like to get things on the cheap side if I could mainly because money is tight for me. I was looking on ebay for stuff, That place seems like a real wash of just the worst offers ever. I know amazon also has the crazy people that want $4,00 for no reason for a open copy of donkey kong. So where do you guys go for used games and or systems?

As a side question, Where does everybody sell their used games?


I maybe dumb? But it shouldn't be this hard to give microsoft money?

I loaded up my xbox today, and Got greeted with a Promo for 40% off. This lead to the biggest headache.

The above says what happened, I was painfully unaware I couldn't use MONEY to pay for my gold account? So,

Then I decided to go to the xbox / microsoft chat. The spoiler is that.

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Hi! Thank you for contacting Xbox Support. This is Nelly. Kindly provide me few minutes to review your concern.

michael: at 19:51:28


michael: at 19:53:01

So I got a notice to renew my xbox live and a promotion for 40% off. on my xbox dashboard.

Nellie: at 19:53:27

I understand that you are having trouble buying from your Xbox console, am I correct?

michael: at 19:53:51

i bought a $40 gift card to pay for it and I can not pay for it by that.

michael: at 19:54:26

I recently took bankruptcy and I do not have a credit card. SO that would be my of paying for it.

michael: at 19:55:13

my only way to pay for it ^

Nellie: at 19:57:02

I see. I apologize for the inconvenience, Michael. Unfortunately, for you to purchase anything for your Xbox, the payment method is only via credit card.

michael: at 19:57:53

I have 42.02 on my Microsoft account to use now.

michael: at 19:58:50

Also to state it frankly it's really dumb to not take gift cards because if I bought a gold card I would have to pay full price for said gold card and not be able to take advantage of this promotion. So there is NO way for me to pay for it.

michael: at 20:00:23

If you look at my account and what I actually own with your service. I am a really loyal customer and this is making me really really mad.

michael: at 20:01:42

and honestly I just spent the last $40 of cash I can spend on entertainment for the next 3 months.

Nellie: at 20:01:56

I can certainly understand where you're coming from. Let me just check my resources real quick here.

Nellie: at 20:05:52

Thank you for waiting, Michael. I am really sorry, gift cards or prepaid codes are not able to be used to avail the promotion. The only way we can avail the promotion for your Xbox is for us to use an active credit card since that promotion would be deducted from your credit card balance.

michael: at 20:06:33

well I don't have a credit card so i just rushed out and paid $40 for nothing

michael: at 20:07:27

I am really upset ... I think i'm going to try to sell my xbox then I have about 300 games and then 200 or so on my account

Nellie: at 20:07:50

If you have a relative or a friend with a creaditcard, we can use that to avail the promotion, Michael.

michael: at 20:08:04

i'm nearly 40

michael: at 20:08:16

almost everyone i ever knew is dead

Nellie: at 20:08:22

As much as I would like to process and give you the promotion, we are unable to process it without a credit card.

michael: at 20:09:06

i come from flint which as most people know is the murder capital of the world... it doesn't lead to lasting friendships

Nellie: at 20:11:37

I see. I am really sorry, Michael. As much as I want to process it personally for you, I would not be able to process it because the system would reuqire us to use an active credit card information.

michael: at 20:13:01

alright so on top of that even when I had one linked you guys ripped me off about $100 on phantasy star universe, That's why I originally didn't update it.

michael: at 20:14:24

5 months of calling service repeatedly to only have the charge on my card repeatedly and then when it finally got cancelled I was just robbed of that money for something I didn't even play.

michael: at 20:17:47

but that's really besides the point. I don't have a credit card at all. Which is why I buy prepaid cards. The inability to pay with said pre-paid cards or money on my account is baffling to say the least.

Nellie: at 20:21:07

For the game you mentioned, whenever a purchase is being done there is a confirmation pop up that would ask if you want to continue processing the said game. It would only be purchased and downloaded once you select the option to buy it from the prompt, Michael.

michael: at 20:21:30

your basically saying your own money is no good. and that's not a great message to send someone trying to pay you money.

michael: at 20:22:18

yep and there was no cancel method from the dash and repeated calls did no good for months ...

Nellie: at 20:24:38

I apologize but like you, all customers are required to use creditcard if they are to purchase anything from the Xbox marketplace. Prepaid cards are only use for the subscription. The payment for anything in the marketplace use local currency and is being deducted from the creditcard that is linked to your Xbox account.

Nellie: at 20:29:42

May I know if you are still connected with this chat session, Michael?

michael: at 20:29:51


Nellie: at 20:30:38

Okay. Do you have any other questions for me?

michael: at 20:30:44

Well I guess I am leaving your service and selling my xbox?

michael: at 20:31:04

as I don't have any money to do anything with...

Nellie: at 20:31:20

I really apologize we can't process the promotion for you, Michael.

michael: at 20:31:50

I wonder if I can get a PS4? or if sony is this rigid with their payment options ...

Nellie: at 20:31:59

The system is set to only accept credit card payment for all purchases.

michael: at 20:31:59

I'm willing to bet they are not...

Nellie: at 20:33:53

It would actually be your decision if you want to cancel your service with us, Michael. If I only have the capacity to process this one for you. I would have easily given it to you, Michael.

michael: at 20:34:45

No actually it is exactly that easy. I have money on my account...

Nellie: at 20:35:34

If you have an active credit card, then we can process the promotion for you, Michael.

michael: at 20:37:50

so you are saying your screwed have a nice day...

michael: at 20:38:26

So checking with sony's online policy I can now pay for a $50 sony card then go onto their service and buy PSN.

michael: at 20:39:17

SO here's a question could I buy GOLD with my balance? just normal not on sale GOLD ?

Nellie: at 20:42:50

The one month subscription for Gold is $9.99. We would still need an active payment instrument such as the credit card for it to be availed,

michael: at 20:43:01

that really makes no damn sense ... SO i can goto a store and buy GOLD cards or I can buy money cards. but I can't use a money card to pay for GOLD which would be the same damn thing?

Nellie: at 20:47:39

As I explained earlier, we need a payment instrument where we would deduct the subscription you are trying to avail. Talking about subscription, you would be able to use prepaid cards to avail the Gold subscription.

Nellie: at 20:50:13

May I know if you are still connected to this chat session, Michael?

Nellie: at 20:51:05

I have not heard from you for a while. Do you still need assistance?

michael: at 20:52:44

i am just thinking of what to do

michael: at 20:53:07

cause you are basically telling me you don't want my money ... that my money is no good and i'm totally screwed here

michael: at 20:53:17

i don't have a CC to give you

michael: at 20:53:43

and even if I did I wouldn't have the money cause I just wasted it on your market place.

michael: at 20:54:03

SO why do you guys even have those prepaid GOLD cards if a CC is required?

michael: at 20:54:22

seems to me that is not the case then.

michael: at 20:54:48

you and the company you represent are making me really mad

michael: at 20:55:27

if it was just the case of a CC is required to be on live then I could understand but that is not the case.

Nellie: at 20:56:13

Can you verify what exactly is the $40 promotion for? Is it for a subscription or an online content?

michael: at 20:56:35

it's actually 35.99 for xbox live gold

Nellie: at 20:56:59

For subscriptions, the only valid payment instrument would be credit cards, debit cards and Paypal account, Michael.

michael: at 20:57:24

or buying a prepaid gold card. which requires none of those options

michael: at 20:58:23

if that been the case i would of just bought a prepaid gold card like I ALWAYS DO ! but no you put a promo on the dash that not all USERS can use. what the hell good is that?

michael: at 20:58:50

so you want to alienate a portion of your user base?

Nellie: at 21:00:46

The promotion that is shown on the dashboard is just for online purchase of the gold subscription which means that it will require a credit card and does not cover prepaid subscription.

Nellie: at 21:01:18

There are other promotional offers to other prepaid codes but that is depending on the store and its coverage.

michael: at 21:02:10

doesn't matter still the facts are there are ways to pay for GOLD without a credit card. as I haven't had one since 2007? And not everyone has a credit card.

Nellie: at 21:02:34

That has been the same procedure when getting promotional offers on the console or the website as well...

Nellie: at 21:03:05

That is right and that is using a prepaid code which you need to purchase through a retail store and not the console or the website.

michael: at 21:03:41

OK so I bought that $40 through that same retailer why is that $40 no good

Nellie: at 21:04:12

That is not prepaid code subscription.

michael: at 21:04:17

I could of just used that $40 towards a Prepaid Gold card. Instead I've spent an hour going in circles with you

Nellie: at 21:04:32

What you purchase is a currency code and not the subscription code.

Nellie: at 21:05:00

If you want to get a live subscription then you could have purchased a subscription code like what you did before as what you mentioned right?

michael: at 21:05:06

doesn't matter why can't I use money I have on my account for live.... that's what really makes no damn sense

Nellie: at 21:05:36

You can use that amount on live but not to purchase a subscription but to purchase a content and games.

michael: at 21:06:13

no i can't use it on live

michael: at 21:06:22

what good would it do

Nellie: at 21:06:24

You have done this before when getting a prepaid subscription for your account so you know that what you should be getting is a prepaid subscription and not the currency.

michael: at 21:06:51

look i only bought the damn $40 in money for GOLD and the damn promo

michael: at 21:07:05

now i'm being told I can't do that and I have no other money to spend period

michael: at 21:07:32

that $40 is gone and i'm screwed is what your telling me

Nellie: at 21:07:58

Please understand that the currency was created as a replacement for the Microsoft points and was never used to make a purchase of a promotion or subscription.

michael: at 21:08:07

take a look at my account and just look at all the damn money I've spent on this crap

Nellie: at 21:08:18

If it can be used for it there is no way we will deny you that option.

michael: at 21:08:27

I've bought it before using points

Nellie: at 21:09:21

When was that because points was never used to make a purchase of subscription. If you want I can have the account escalated and check if they can investigate the previous subscription you had and see if points was used for it.

michael: at 21:09:50

hell if i know ... I've been a member for 7 years?

michael: at 21:10:22

I own about 3,000 dollars in content? or more

Nellie: at 21:10:39

I have a copy of the subscriptions you had and none of it used your points for the subscription.

michael: at 21:11:34

are you sure? I could of swore I bought one with points

Nellie: at 21:12:08

This account had 3 subscriptions including a gold 12 month subscription and none of it used points.

michael: at 21:12:50

3 ?

michael: at 21:13:02

over the past 7 years?

michael: at 21:14:19

well then you can't see all of it because that 12 month gold was a prepaid card. and so was a few before that. I bought about 4 cards and 3 through the dash something like that

Nellie: at 21:14:46

The first subscription was back in June of 2006.

michael: at 21:15:26

sounds about right

michael: at 21:15:35

that's when i got it

michael: at 21:15:48

and that box red ringed and I had to buy a new one.

Nellie: at 21:17:09

That is still on the same gamer tag so the history of the account still shows all the subscriptions you had.

michael: at 21:18:13

ok well cool

michael: at 21:18:24

look at all that crap ... JUST LOOK AT IT!

Nellie: at 21:18:37

Click here

Nellie: at 21:18:53

I am sorry if that is how you feel but it has been the policy since it all started.

michael: at 21:19:03

SO here's also the thing. I bought this card and you are basically asking me to pay for this twice.

Nellie: at 21:19:08

You can choose that link that I sent to provide feedback about it.

michael: at 21:19:28

and I don't have the cash for more

michael: at 21:19:34

so I'm getting screwed here

Nellie: at 21:19:39

I am sorry but if you haven't redeemed that then return that to the retailer.

michael: at 21:19:54

it's been redeemed

michael: at 21:20:03

i wasn't aware till after it was redeemed

michael: at 21:20:36

and i'd be right back here with you telling me that all codes are final and you don't give real money for fake money card codes.

Nellie: at 21:22:18

If the card has been redeemed, then you would not be able to return it to the store. If you wanted a subscription, you would have to get a subscription code, Michael.

Nellie: at 21:22:28

Click me.

Nellie: at 21:23:13

Anyway, I will be documenting all that we have chatted about on your account and you can also provide your own feedback on the link I have provided, Michael.

Nellie: at 21:24:52

Do you have other questions for me today, Michael?

michael: at 21:26:25

i guess not .. considering your policy is giving me a stiff rod

michael: at 21:27:09

I guess I'm not going to be a gold member because I am currently strapped for cash

Nellie: at 21:27:18

I am sorry if that is how you feel but it has been the same policy that we follow since it has been established.

michael: at 21:27:24

and I will not be buying the xbox one now

Nellie: at 21:27:29

Click here

michael: at 21:27:40

I just canceled it

Nellie: at 21:27:46

Choose that link to provide feedback about it.

michael: at 21:27:58

I'll allocate that money elsewhere.

michael: at 21:28:18

what the fuck good is feedback going to do honestly ?

michael: at 21:28:43

why provide feedback ... do they need something to laugh at in the next meeting ?

Nellie: at 21:29:04

They can have your concern reviewed and check if what they can do about it.

michael: at 21:30:13

you are basically telling me your policy is to tell me to goto hell and you can't help me use the money I HAVE ON YOUR DAMN SYSTEM! SO in turn they'll say "YEP THAT FOR SURE IS OUR POLICY WE AIN'T CHANGING THAT! SCREW THAT GUY HE'S NO ONE IMPORTANT!"

michael: at 21:30:48

minus I've gave you guys a ton of money and gave you a bunch of Free promotion in the form of mouth service telling everybody how good your systs are and how good the service is

Nellie: at 21:30:46

I am not saying that. I am just telling you what needs to be done and what can be avoided.

Nellie: at 21:30:46

If that was everything, I'd like to thank you again for contacting Xbox Customer Support. To properly end the chat session, please click on the "Close chat" button on the upper right hand corner of the chat window. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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The TL;DR is they won't take money that you have in your account for it. Which this is exactly how I paid for my PSN script. And a few side notes. I am currently unemployed money is tight and in there I popped off about canceling my xbox ONE which I would of had to do anyways for lack of money, But it's worth a shot right? For the record I own just about every good XBLA game and Have a stack of games 8 foot tall, I also Own DLC for the majority of those games. The end.




I guess My last post wasn't the clearest so I'll try to clear up what I want to do.

I seen a bunch of these game jam things, I thought it would be cool to be part of one. I am not all that great at programming or anything So I thought I would need time to get better. I also thought about the friends of mine that didn't have that much time to dedicate to a jam. With this in mind I thought people could maybe dedicate a day a week or a few hours each day working towards the goal of having 1 "Thing" done at the end of the month, No matter what that was *Anything they came up with in there respective field or their goals. *

I would like to get a group of people together all with the interest of making games. Or loosely game related things. *Music, Backgrounds, So on, So forth. * At the beginning of each month we would show off what we got done with the hopes of encouraging each other to press on, Or at least saying our dumb ass hours spent plucking code into a computer was worth it?

Your project is your project and I am not looking for us to form a game together into some Frankenstein Voltron Lego fuck wolf nightmare. You do your own shit for fun. It has nothing to do with the jam or the people in the jam.

So I didn't much done this month. I did get a loose game plan down, Played around with some things and Done some music. I haven't been feeling well, This played heavily in impeding my progress. I made a facebook group here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/248582301959728/ If you would like to join I think most major progress updates will be posted there?

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Jamma Lamma ding dong - Michael's Jam for the sake of jamming.

This will be posted a few different places,

Would you like to be involved with a game jam, But have decided you have no talent or don't want to get made fun of for your incredibly lack luster attempts at making a game or anything to do with games? Not to worry my friend. There will be no judgments here. At least not from me.

So what's going on,

I decided around PAX, I would like to have a full ready for shitty indie hell prime time game ready to go by end of the year. It's been slow going and frustrating, My life has got in the way a lot, But not for the atypical reasons. I have been trying to do everything with this game. And this is where my jam idea came from. I would like to each month show off some of the dumb stuff I've been working on. And here lately I've been trying to cover the area's I feel I'm not too good at so some of it is really bad, But that's OK. I was thinking if people wanted to join me what we could do is as a group work on 1 thing for a month that is pretty far outside of our talent or comfort zone then show each other for a boost of moral through mutual success or failure. I would like this to happen nearly all year long. With each month yielding a project. I draw, program, design, and create everything. So one month maybe just a hand sketches of a character/s. Another month maybe a song or group of songs for a soundtrack. I would like people to feel the freedom to do the same, Not for me but for yourself. Try to enjoy something you may of once thought you hated, Or at very least wasn't very good at.

So that's the goal,

We pick a theme and a day each month summit our little piece of art, music, experiment, AI toy, plaything, or actual game if it's to your liking, Being that I'm stepping out of my comfort zone, I'm going to be teaching myself things I do not already know. I know nothing about 3D art so I may dabble in that. I was thinking that I would try to teach myself LUA and pick up the LOVE scripting language too along with it. I don't think my first project will be using that.

I was also thinking if anyone had no idea how to program,

They could use one of those game designers with no coding required like game maker, construct, game studio, so on so forth. I may mess around with some of these as well because I've been wanting to see what some of them are capable of doing as well as speeding along a project.

Here's a few lists of resources,




I hope you will join me,

If not I'm taking that as a que that no one wants to be a part of this and no one cares. So I will just keep this to myself till I put out my final game at the end of the year.

Oct's theme is Ghosts,

The end date is the end of the month since I started it late. Comment or Send me a message if you want to join.

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For Taswell kinda

I may never know exactly what to write about @ryan , I'm starting to think that's not such a bad thing. I miss you buddy. Your voice now is like a warm, soft blanket that reminds me of home. I will always miss you.


@Taswell kinda

I may never know exactly what to write about @ryan , I'm starting to think that's nto such a bad thing. I miss you buddy. Your voice now is like a warm, soft blanket that reminds me of home. I will always miss you.

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@Taswell kinda

I may never know exactly what to write about @ryan , I'm starting to think that's nto such a bad thing. I miss you buddy. Your voice now is like a warm, soft blanket that reminds me of home. I will always miss you.

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3DS Misadventures 2: Probably dead, Mostly broken.

Shortly after my last post I shaved up my head and face. In hopes it would make me feel better.


It's a been quite some time since my last entry... Sorry about that, I Am aware these are all for myself, And maybe two other people. That's fine with me. I was originally going to call this series. "Depression Quest" As It was a major bummer when I returned home with mostly bumpkiss, But then I heard of the wonderful game of the same name, And didn't want to steal it's name. I really wanted to subtitle this second one, "PART 2: DEPRESSION HARDER!" or, "The mother fucking saga continues..." The swearing breaks the rules for a title.

Being awesome at the con.


I went to 2 things with a little success, One was the motor city comic con. I got I think 14 street passes. The second was the E3 WiiU event at best buy. Which I got 12 the first day and 8 the second. Double checking with newly made friends in the streetpass facebook page for Michigan... Suggested I should of gotten more, But I was happy with that.

In no order,

The Toys R Us display unit got stole as someone took in bolt cutters and made off with it. The gamestop in the mall closed, The other gamestop outside the mall had their 3DS brick. So it refused to turn on. It's been a lean bunch of months for street passing. As I think I've got maybe 10 total aside from the above mentioned events. It was a graveyard in my plaza. Not even the worms turned.

Nintendo announced that they would help people like me,

With the wonderful relay station at all Nintendo Zone locations. So I headed to get lunch and stopped at one. That yielded nothing. I double checked my 3DS and quickly realized I needed to update my 3DS, I did so with gusto, Eagerly anticipating the rush of happy little Mii duders trapped in my plaza like deer in headlights. I went to 3 McDonalds and a starbucks. at one of the Mcdonalds I got 1 streetpass. Nothing at the others. So today, I wanted to hit it hard. Really cover everything.

Day 2,

McDonalds 1 = nothing ... McDonalds 2 =1 Mii... McDonalds 3 = Nothing .... Starbucks = Nothing.... Barns and Noble = Nothing... Best Buy = 2 Mii's... The entirety of the Mall = 1 Mii... Toys R Us Random used stores and GamStop = ZiLCH... Yet another McDonalds = Diddly Squat ...

Day 3,

I do pretty much the same run... This time only best buy yields a bounty of 3 Mii's. I bought a McDonald's iced coffee for the first time. Which was cold and wet. Tasted like burnt coffee though.

Thanks Nintnedo for the college try, But it seems I'm the only one in my town that even gives a flying fuck. Also that fucking rabbit smooth talked his way into me getting those games. "Come on their fun!" he said, "I have this bundle, It's cheaper!" he said, What an asshole. Here I am with games I can't get no where in because, My city really fucking sucks. I can buy a gun, hookers, crack, meth, and others on any given street corner... Can a honkey get a streetpass... Seriously.

I finally reached a breaking point with Isabelle. That was the last time she asked about my ghost town or anything in it.

I've sort of thought about doing some silly things. I don't know what if any I may do? I would still like a streetpass / meetup / game play thing. I gave up on that pipe dream a while ago... Maybe I'll try again? I added 95 people between here, facebook, twitter, and personal meet ups. Out of all that I think around 30-ish added me back? I've played with around 10 people on animal crossing. I may just trade it in because all it really does is illustrate a lack of interest. Who knows though? I'm ridiculously poor. So the trade could go for other games. And with that I leave you. Hope you fight your demons better than I fight mine.

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3DS misadventures

Most people here maybe only have the vaguest idea's of what I enjoy, Or what my taste are.

To be fair I also learn these as my life continues on.

"Do you have an adult sized 3DS? Sir? SIR!?"

When I first messed around with the 3DS I didn't much care for it. It was at worst an oddity, And at best, "Somewhat OK?" I only got to play a demo unit at GameStop and the thing was bolted in place so I couldn't pull it anywhere near my face. I'm nearly 6'7" and a little over weight (at least in the picture. I've lost nearly 100 pounds between then and now) I cracked the guys up by playing on my knee's so I could check out the 3D. Kid Icarus was OK but really didn't drive home anything for me. I wasn't impressed.

I think it was around then I heard about Fire Emblem coming? It may of been the reason why I checked it out? *other than pure boredom while waiting for my mom to finish her doctors visit. I am a die hard fire emblem fan. I have bought every fire emblem that has ever came out in the US. I was a bit apprehensive about the system. My lack of disposable cash plays a small part in that a well.

Flash forward a few months, I got sick again. I spent a good deal of time feeling like crap. My tires were dead, car broke, my furnace broke. It was not a good time. My only saving grace was the bombcast and 8-4 play's podcast. Through listening to 8-4 my fever for fire emblem grew. They also sparked a interest in monster hunter that I hadn't had before. I started playing MH:freedom on the psp for the hell of it... just to see if i liked it. As I had yet to even try one.

Beard in full effect, Mind in less effect!

Over the holidays things got even rougher, Money got tight, And my mental state wavered like a flame in the wind. I was dead broke, But I frequent K-Mart for my prescriptions and one of those days in late Nov. I think, I seen a friend that happened to have a XL, They had

Mario 3D land

, And

RE: revelations

. I tried both of them for a few minutes each. I had decided that I really liked the XL. The bigger screen looked wonderful, The form factor was better for my fairly large hands... And the updated menu system felt a bit snapper and better.

the games seemed really good. The thoughts of the giant bomb crew reflected as much. So I was half way there just waiting on a sale, And I was fairly sure I would get one. Well a few sales had came, and gone by. My funds were barely stretching the months. I expected that to loosen a bit but it continued through January....

By February , I had a little money to play around with. When Fire Emblem came out I wanted to buy it, But couldn't justify the buying of it and the system. I still wanted to get it on a sale. Well my sister had caught wind that I wanted the game, And realized she missed my birthday so she got it for my birthday not realizing I was unable to play it. I then started looking for any deals on the 3DS I could find. I found none. On march first I caved in... I bought a XL. I was / Am still pretty excited by the system. My mom mocked me when I told her there was a upcoming sale on the 24th at target. She said, "Yep, That sounds like your luck."

Picture from the site. I have the US one.

So, I had my pink XL. I downloaded every demo they had on the Eshop I liked a few of them more than I thought I was going to. A few I really didn't care for like Castlevania & Rayman Origins I was surprised to see were nearly broken and unplayable. There are a number of games that get to quote most of giant bomb, "super framey" There are some cool demos on there though. I played a small amount of fire emblem. I liked it a great deal, but I enjoy taking those games slow. I will beat it a good 10 times before everything is said and done. There is no rush. I was sort of looking for what my new system to do so I continued down the rabbit hole.

This is not reflective of my experience.

The built in crap had no draw to me at first but, I did remember @brad going on and on about puzzles and street passing. I checked out the Mii Plaza , For the first day I was kind of like, "That's neat." Next day I was jonesing for street pass. I live in Flint, Michigan so I didn't think there would be much to be had? I looked on a few "street pass" forums and stuff looking for any kind of meetup. What I found was one guy begging for people to meet him anywhere locally. I was exactly right, There's not much street passing to be had. I thought, "Screw it!" packed up my 3DS and headed to the 2 nearest game stores that are right next to each other. First is "Disc Replay" a used store that has games, movies, and music. I wanted to check prices and see what they had, but hoped I'd find a random street passer in the mix... I decided after I looked down to not see that little light turn green that I wasn't going to look at it minus to see if I in fact had one. I went to gamestop and was sad after standing around for a while that I didn't have one. So I wondered why the store unit had not triggered the street pass. As i checked it out I discovered they had the wifi switch off and street passing disabled. So I turned it on and got it. I then went to the mall across the street to visit the best buy in there to hopefully do the same if I didn't catch a random one. Unfortunately the gamestop there didn't have a display unti. So I went to used store in there and walked over to sears hoping either would have one. Well neither did but I did pass by a random dude with one apparently which made me happy. I went back out there the next time I was looking for games and included toys R us, Best Buy and Target into my hit lists. Well none of these had any randoms with units on. At toys R us the display unit triggered it right away. At best buy the unit has the home button disabled and the wifi switch off and glued in place. Target didn't have a unit so my adventure yielded only 2 display unit street passes. It was a lot of work to find out what stores had display units which wasn't what I set out to find. I was hoping to find more 3DS's in the wild... But it wasn't meant to be.

This brings us to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, It turns out after playing MH:F, MH:F2 I really liked it, So some friends, and I started playing Monster Hunter Tri about January or early February ... I got a bit more hooked on it as it is the crack. When I got my 3DS on the 1st or shortly after I put the MH3U demo on it. I really liked it and thought it looked really good. About a week before it I asked if gamestop would be doing a midnight thing for gears and if monster hunter would be included. The guy said he didn't know. I told him if he knew for sure I'd pre-order and come back. (Even though I really hate midnight events at gamestop the last ones I went to were horrid.) He basically told me he didn't know and they wouldn't know till Monday, I should call then to see and it'd be cool to get one even if i didn't preorder. On Monday I contemplated going to gamestop to get it, I called instead. The same dude told me unless I preorded it I couldn't get one which isn't what he told me before. But he also told me not to come.

So Tuesday I had to get meds so I was finding myself back at K-mart. I thought I'd just pick on up there. They didn't have it. So I went to toys R us.... The guy there said he was waiting on a shipment of them, But Nintendo didn't ship them any. He had Luigi already but not monster hunter. I went over to the same gamestop and asked the ok guy if they had any and he said they also had not received a shipment so the other guy lied to me a couple times for no good reason. I head out thinking, Where the hell can I get one? I drive to walmart. Just so happens they have 1 single copy for the 3DS and none for WiiU, The guy said some other guy just bought one right before me. He also said that they got 8 of each and they were now out with no plans to get more. I found out later that best buy nor target got shipments. I am dumbfounded by this.

Club Nintendo on tuesday refuses my pin for MH3U...

I have seen a bunch of stories, and have heard Capcom and Nintendo themselves say things to the order of, "this is the monster hunter we really want to get behind and push onto the US market." It's kind of silly that it lunched with neither of the 2 apps *save transfer tool and packet relay tool* were ready for it at launch and Most users that were lucky enough to find themselves with a copy of the retail game... The game refused to register correctly in club Nintendo. The pictures on the left are what club Nintendo spit out on Tuesday and Wednesday when I entered my pin. Then they don't even ship the game to 99% of the stores that carry games in my town. It seems like they almost forgot this was coming or mistakenly thought it was coming out Sunday with the rest of the Nintendo stuff? This experience is baffling at best.

Product Registration shows my game as MH3G Almost like they added it in haste on Wednesday?

This story could use a lot of pruning and editing, But I don't feel up to the task lately so forgive me. I am not the strongest writer, But sometimes I feel I am the only saying these things. I'll be adding my 3DS friend code to the massive thread on here and will be adding most of the numbers till i get sick of doing so. Hope to see some of you for dumb Luigi fun later in the week. Till then much love,Linus

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