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Online game stores

RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
I just got the ability to buy online with a credit card again, so I wanted to know about good online stores from which to buy. I already know of Play Asia (which is the store I've bought more stuff from in the past), Amazon and DVDboxoffice, what other stores can be trusted?

http://www.ncsxshop.com <--- Is this a good store? I mean, can they be trusted?

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    JohnDoeJohnDoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    If you don't need physical copies, theres

    Impulse - www.impulsedriven.com
    Good Old Games - www.gog.com/en/beta
    Steam - store.steampowered.com

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Seeing as how the name of the site he linked to is National Console Support, and he seems to be interested in importing Japanese stuff, I'm guessing he's not too interested in Steam.

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yesasia is also a good alternative to importing Japanese products as well. Also, yes ncsx is a good store.

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    AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    JohnDoe wrote: »
    If you don't need physical copies, theres

    Impulse - www.impulsedriven.com
    Good Old Games - www.gog.com/en/beta
    Steam - store.steampowered.com

    Steam is awesome

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    National Console Support can most certainly be trusted.

    http://www.gogamer.com has some pretty good "48 Hour Madness" deals every now and then.

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    JohnDoeJohnDoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    august wrote: »
    Seeing as how the name of the site he linked to is National Console Support, and he seems to be interested in importing Japanese stuff, I'm guessing he's not too interested in Steam.

    Because no-one plays PC games and Console games.

    I didn't realise Amazon and DVDboxoffice were Japanese either.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Play-Asia are good people.

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    exoplasmexoplasm Gainfully Employed Near Blizzard HQRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    National Console Support can most certainly be trusted.

    http://www.gogamer.com has some pretty good "48 Hour Madness" deals every now and then.

    Seconding gogamer. I've been able to save a decent amount of money on new releases there and the free/cheap shipping is usually very fast. Kinda like newegg before they had the whole 3 day shipping thing (which means 3 days exactly, no less no more).

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    august wrote: »
    Seeing as how the name of the site he linked to is National Console Support, and he seems to be interested in importing Japanese stuff, I'm guessing he's not too interested in Steam.

    And you hit the bulls eye! Hehe. The suggestion is still appreciated since I will probably want to buy from Steam, but not right now. My computer is probably not going to be able to run most games.

    What kind of games does Good Old Games have? I'll check out GoGamer.

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    evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    RockinX wrote: »
    What kind of games does Good Old Games have?

    Games that are both good and old.

    More serious answer: Mostly earlyish Windows games, with tweaks to work under XP and Vista.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    RockinX wrote: »
    What kind of games does Good Old Games have?

    Games that are both good and old.

    More serious answer: Mostly earlyish Windows games, with tweaks to work under XP and Vista.

    They have Freespace 2, which means anyone with a computer more recent than 1997 or so should pay them eight dollars and buy it.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    BAH!

    www.half.com

    Bookmark it. Every single one of you. I'm serious-- this is the place to get your games. Easy to buy (just like online shopping) and the shipping isn't bad (it depends on your user, but I usually get mine within a week or so).

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    How can you tell if a DS game is counterfeit? I wanted to get Tingle's Rupee Land and the only result I got from Half.com was http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=139973&item=110296322503

    Are all european DS game cases transparent?

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    You can get it, new, for ~ $24 delivered, here.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Cool, I was looking for that too. Thanks LewieP.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    No worries, I did make thread way back when that offer was first made available, but it didn't really stick around.

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wow! Thanks, that's awesome! I'm so glad I asked here.

    Why is it so cheap in Shopto.net? I will assume it's because it's a European store and eBay sellers tend to sell over-priced stuff.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's been out for quite a while, and it's a fairly niche game, that's just a natural price drop I guess. Yeah, I imagine a lot of eBay sellers are buying it from Shopto and reselling for profit.

    They are a fairly big UK based retailer, but also one of the small number that will ship internationally. There are very few Europe exclusive games, but when they do come up, shopto is often the best place to get them from.

    £7.99 is pretty much the cheapest DS games ever go for in the UK, maybe £5. RRP for DS games here is like £30, but the currency conversion, international shipping, and PAL rape tax make Tingle's Rupee Land not much cheaper than RRP for USA DS games.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    RockinX wrote: »
    Are all european DS game cases transparent?

    Yes. Aren't the American ones.

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    h8b1llg8tsh8b1llg8ts Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Any other console based sites out there that might deal with hardware? Looking for NEW oXbox controllers with still no luck ... not the China based remakes.

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    RockinX wrote: »
    Are all european DS game cases transparent?

    Yes. Aren't the American ones.

    American and Japanese DS cases are black, similar to GameCube cases.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    RockinX wrote: »
    Are all european DS game cases transparent?

    Yes. Aren't the American ones.

    Nope. Black.

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    LewieP, you are a blasphemer! It didn't cost me $24!
    It costed me $20.5!

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Oh nice, currency fluctuations I guess.

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'd say its price went down.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Nah, it was always £7.99 since I posted it.

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    imbalancedimbalanced Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm pissed off at Steam starting yesterday. They "patched" Counter-Strike 1.6 so that your in-game name matches your Steam Community name, and there's no way to keep that from happening. Apparently they were already doing that for TF2, but come on, there's more important things to fix in 1.6 than community updates and avatars in the stats screen.

    Plus now I have all these 16-year-old Korean kekekekeke-aholics trying to add me as a friend. Fuck that noise.

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    Golden LegGolden Leg Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Is GoGamer good about delivering games on the release date when you pre-order? I'm tempted to pre-order Wrath of the Lich King just to be part of the launch madness.

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    No idea about GoGamer, I always use Dirt Cheap shipping.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    imbalanced wrote: »
    I'm pissed off at Steam starting yesterday. They "patched" Counter-Strike 1.6 so that your in-game name matches your Steam Community name, and there's no way to keep that from happening. Apparently they were already doing that for TF2, but come on, there's more important things to fix in 1.6 than community updates and avatars in the stats screen.

    Plus now I have all these 16-year-old Korean kekekekeke-aholics trying to add me as a friend. Fuck that noise.

    Please explain how having a consistent identity across multiple games is a bad thing. I've seen people complain about it on the Steam forums and I don't see anything to complain about. Also, the process of adding someone to your friends list is no different than before.

    Also, we have a thread entirely about Steam.

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It looks fine to me. Plus, the seller doesn't live in Hong Kong.

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