@chrissedoff: Let me guess, this is cutting into your profits? ;)
I was trying to buy one to give away as a Christmas present actually. If I can get two somehow, though, I will absolutely resell it on craigslist if there are people willing to buy it for several times the MSRP. This is all hypothetical, of course, because I didn't know about the preorder availability until about three hours after they were sold out everywhere.
Ive been doing my part to at least mess up scalper's plans for a few days at least by reporting every single one I see on Ebay haha
That's pretty wack / narc-ish actually. It's completely Nintendo's fault that there's a 'scalping' market.
I agree on the second point, but also keep in mind people were manipulating the traditional consumer system by using bot scripts to scoop them all up before a regular joe or jane had a chance. So, I kind of don't care about those people.
I don't care about those people but it's not worth anybody's time to do Nintendo's dirty work for them reporting eBay accounts. It's a minor inconvenience for people who aren't even responsible for the thing you're upset about and it will change absolutely nothing.
@cornfed40 Nobody's 'desperate' for a repackaged Nintendo system with a bunch of games that are easy for anybody with a computer and an Internet connection to find for free. It's stupid that people who want to be able to buy the SNES Classic will have to pay out the butt for it, but somehow I feel like Nintendo foresaw exactly this scenario taking place and doesn't care because they want headlines about people paying $500 for a $80 item more than they want to make money from selling their product.
When they stopped doing side missions and focused almost exclusively on the main story, the series became pretty bad & boring (because the main story of Yakuza Zero is bad & boring, not because of the Beast gang), so I'm burned out on Yakuza for now. You could tell Dan was fed up with it too so I think they'll let the new Yakuza game marinate for a while.
As for Shenmue, the ways in which it is bad make it fun to watch normal people force themselves to suffer through something that was clearly made for extremely weird people with unlimited free time and nothing better to do than drive a virtual forklift so they can earn the privilege of listening to Xanned out people woodenly mumble awkward dialogue.