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Sekai Project is one of many companies localizing Visual Novels into English. And for the next 2 weeks you can get 17 Sekai Project Visual Novels for $12. That’s less than $1 a game. (or pay less and receive less games) And it supports charity too! Feel good and score some awesome Visual Novels with the new humble bundle.
All of the Above PLUS… NekoPara Vol 1 Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru Part 1 Marcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Project, Plus Season PASS DLC Fault Milestone two side:above Sound of Drop -fall into poison Highway Blossoms (a Yuri game (girl x girl game)) Japanese School Life
Pay $12 to receive it all:
All of the Above PLUS… NekoPara Vol 2 Wold End Economica – Complete Edition Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru Part 2 Memory’s Dogma Code:01 Robot Double – Before Crime After Days Xtend Edition Sunrider: Liberation Day – Captain’s Edition
That’s a whole lot of visual novels for not a big price! I only had 3 of these currently in my collection (and almost all of them wishlisted). I am super excited about this bundle and can’t wait to start playing.
Robot Double sounds incredibly interesting to me from the brief description. It states that unlike traditional Visual Novels, there are no clear cut choices, but instead you control the story purely through your emotions.
Please Note: This is not a sponsored post. I am not being compensated by Best Buy to write this. I did receive an email from Best Buy wanting me to complete a survey (for a chance to win a gift card) regarding my recent purchase. But then I thought, the comments I made in the survey, might make for a good Blog Post for my readers here, especially if supplemented with some info about the Laptop itself.
It’s tax refund time. Like most Americans, instead of saving, investing, or putting this money to good use, it’s time to go have FUN! (yes, I know, not smart or responsible of me lol.) My last laptop was purchased at Sam’s Club for around $750 back in 2013. It was just a “mid-range” “budget” laptop. In no way was it a “gaming” laptop, except that I researched and selected a model with a dedicated graphic card and enough RAM to play most games at the time back then on “medium” settings.
Prior to that laptop, I did in fact have an Alienware and it did last 7 or 8 years, compared to 3 to 4 years, being able to play newly released games on medium settings. However, I paid over $2000 for said Alienware. So then it occurred to me, that I could just buy “throw away” laptops, for less than half the cost, and just upgrade (to another “throw away” or “mid-tier” laptop every few years as needed.).
So when I got my tax refund, I set out to find just such a laptop. a mid-tier “throw away after 3 years” “gaming” laptop. My goal was to stay below $800. I was not expecting much in this price range. I was not looking for a “true gaming laptop”, just something that could “play without crashing” on medium settings.
What I got for under $800 is so much more than a “throw away” laptop. It’s actually a legit Gaming Laptop!! Not only can this system play a 2016/2017 AAA gaming title on “medium settings” without crashing; it can even play them on high settings.
I would say, keep an eye on Best Buy’s pricing even if you do purchase this item and after bringing it home. Here’s my little Best Buy story. I purchased the Asus ROG Strix on 3/28/2017. At that time, the price on the “Satisfactory” Open Box model at my local Best Buy store was listed at $806. When I went to checkout, the associate working at Best Buy told me that the price was actually $899 (still before taxes, etc. After taxes it was actually $960 (which yes, was over my expected budget.)
I still thought $899 was a good buy for a $1200 gaming laptop with great reviews all over the internet (some of which reviews I will share with you later in this article). So I didn’t give too much push back on that price and just accepted it as is.
The associate had tried to tell me it was the same computer / same model / everything, but that they had 2 or 3 in the store and had sold the one listed at that price. But my receipt still said “Satisfactory Open Box”, and that’s what the pricing on the website supposedly reflected – for my specific store location even. I felt somewhat jaded but still happy to save $300.
The next day, I was once again reading the reviews about the laptop on Best Buy’s website and I discovered the item was on sale now, and as such, the price on all models, new, or open box, had been lowered.
I called and asked if they would be willing to price match the newer pricing. I was told “yes” but I was still skeptical because they wouldn’t even honor the original supposed price on the website (it was not a website price; it was for my local store “In-store only” price for an open box model available at my store marked as being in the same condition as the one I purchased.)
It is a 45 minute drive to my nearest Best Buy, so after work, I made the journey back to my Best Buy. This was yesterday, on the 29th of March 2017, with hopes that they would in fact honor the new lower pricing. It did take a bit for them to lookup whatever they needed to in their computers, and I could sense some resistance, but overall, both the manager and cashier at customer service were polite and professional. And I walked out of it feeling respected and valued as a customer, and with a refund of $201.69 to match the new lower pricing.
Now today when I view the item, it’s up to $765 instead of $711.
So that’s why I’m saying, keep an eye out for this. I guess their prices change every day??? It’s strange to me, and kinda shady, but you can’t deny the awesome savings you get by shopping at Best Buy.
If you print out the website pricing for your local store, as well as show them your order history on their own website/app on your mobile phone, there’s little they can do to argue (IE they can’t tell you it’s a different model or part number, because it’s right in your order history on your phone, etc).
Overall, I would shop at Best Buy again, especially for Open Box products. I also was in a few months ago and snagged a Sony HDTV open box model for under $120 and have been very happy with that purchase.
One thing I absolutely love about Best Buy is their return policy. They let you take home any product in their store for 15 days, try it out as much as you’d like, and return it for a full refund within 15 days (or 14 days for cellphones). This is amazing when buying a gaming PC, because you can actually make sure your games are going to run the way you expect!
Per Best Buy’s description this model features the following gaming specifications:
Nvidia Geforce 970m Graphics Card
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ mobile processor
1TB Hard Drive to store all your games
And best of all, it weighs less than 5 lbs!
I know this laptop is NOT “future proof” — The Nvidia 970m graphics card now ranks at number 11 overall according to http://laptopmedia.com/top-laptop-graphics-ranking/ — making it well on its way already to becoming a “mid-tier” gaming rig. But for the price I got the open box Asus ROG Strix for, at just $711, it still blows anything else in that price range out of the water.
And according to Notebookcheck.net which I always heavily rely on when looking at new laptops, the 970m is still considered to be a “high-end” Graphics card. – So while it is in no way as powerful as the Nvidia 10xx cards, it can still hold its own on nearly any game out there right now. Interestingly enough, the benchmarks on Notebookcheck.net show the 970m performing on nearly equal footing with the Nvidia 1050 Ti.
Notebookcheck.net also lists the FPS (frames per second) for popular 2016 and 2017 games for the Nvidia 970m in the following chart. This chart shows that Nvidia 970m can play many 2017 games on high or even ultra graphic settings while achieving 40+FPS.
Notice on some games, you’ll want to lower the graphic settings to medium to achieve 40FPS. While on other games, you can play in high or ultra and attain 60+FPS. It’s subjective as to the type of game. Not all games “need” 60FPS.
For example, if you play a lot of First Person Shooters or Action games, especially ones with PVP against other players online, you will want higher Frames Per Second so you can out perform your competition. But, if you mostly play RPGs – which I assume is true for my readers here, 40FPS is a perfectly acceptable frame rate without any lag or choppiness. Anything below 30FPS will be noticeably laggy and possibly unplayable.
Yep, another Black Friday Sale Announcement, this one is for everyone’s favorite digital game retailer, Steam. We can also expect their “Holiday Sale” in just a few short weeks, which begs the question, which sale will have the best deals? Traditionally in years past, the Holiday Sale was the biggest sale of the year unlike most retailers who put their best sales on Black Friday / Cyber Monday.
Steam’s Autumn Sale Begins now and Runs through November 29th, 2016. It features hundreds of games on sale, some as much as 75% off and new games go on sale each day.
My friend advised me that Undertale was just $4.99 – I’d been wanting it for a long time so I picked it up 🙂 I hear it’s quite a bit like Earthbound, which I also love.
A quick look at my wishlist reveals these other titles are on sale today (and new games will go on sale each day of the sale as well)
Witcher 3 – $19.99 (God really tempted now to get this lol. It’s number 1 on my wishlist right now… But I am saving for a trip and some other things at the moment.)
Tales of Zestria – $16.99 (Why you doing this to me Steam… lol. The game in my number 2 wishlist slot is almost 70% off lol).
I am Setsuna – $26.79 (not a huge savings, but still)
Sunrider Accademy – $3.99
Tokyo School Life – $5.99
Akiba’s Trip – $14.99
Littlewitch Romanesque – $17.49
The Way We All Go – $1.49
Way of the Samurai 4 – $12.49
If My Heart had Wings $4.94
Fault – Milestone One – $3.74
Manga Maker Comipo – $9.99
Child of Light – $7.49
Most of the Y’s Series is 70% off Making each title around $4 to $5 now
Hunie Pop – $2.49
Baulder’s Gate 1 and 2 are both $7.99
Magical Diary Horse Hall (I’ve played this but wanted it for Steam as I like having all my games in one place — It is an amazing Otome Game <3 And perfect if you like Harry Potter) – It’s on sale for just $5.99
Ticket to Ride – $2.49
Shelter is just $1.09 – I played it (via Utomik) last week and it’s fun — Shelter 2 is infinitely better and more emotional than Shelter 1 though.
Octodad – $2.99 (been on my wish list awhile)
Planetarian – $4.99
Gods will be watching – $2.49
Civ Beyond Earth – $9.99 – a huge savings as it’s usually around $40
Vanishing of Ethan Carter $3.99
Fahrenheit – from the makers of Heavy Rain is just $2.49
Remember Me – $5.99
Last Inua – $1.99
An Octave Higher – $2.99
Oceanhorn – $8.99 (not sure why this is on my wishlist cuz I know for a fact I have a steam key for it from a humble bundle lol)
Code of Princess – $8.99
World’s Dawn – $5.19
Disgaeia – $9.99
Club Life – $6.99
Strawberry Vinegar $2.49
Animal Complex $6.39
Secrets of Me $7.99
Dangerous Relationship $2.39
Fairy Fencer F – $8.99
200% Mixed Juice – $3.49
My Secret Pets is just $2.39 – I really want this one! It reminds me of Dandelion
Walmart just released their ad for black friday 2016. Select deals are available already online at walmart.com and the deals will begin in store at 6PM on November 24th.
This year Walmart is offering some amazing deals on TVs including a 55″ 4k HDTV for $298 and a 40″ HDTV (NOT 4k though) for just $125.
The Iphone 5S is also under $100
PS4 is just $249 and comes with a $30 Walmart gift card which, as long as you can get use of the gift card (and who can’t I mean, Walmart has EVERYTHING lol) — That brings your total cost down to just $219. Almost as good as the deal Target is running right now.
Many other items are on sell from Clothing to Jewelry, to Toys, Electronics, Tools, Games, and more. Check out Walmart.com every day for new flash sales leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Best Buy’s ad has been released for Black Friday; and not only that, they are letting you shop early online by taking advantage of some of the ads in their flyer. These deals span a wide range of tech offerings from HDTVs to appliances, smartphones, movies, games, accessories, peripherals, even laptops and PCs. Check out Best Buy’s Black Friday Presale below:
This means effectively that (as long as you can get use out of the giftcard for other purchases at Target) your out of pocket cost is just $209 for the system + game – In the ad it mentions specifically Minecraft or Battlefield 1 but the ad does say the offer is good on ANY Xbone S bundle.
This may quite possibly be the best price we see on an Xbox One this holiday season!
Bundle Stars just announced a big sale on Anime RPGs which seems to focus mostly on Idea Factory’s Hyperdimension Neptunia series with the largest discount being 70% off Hyperdevotion Noire and 50% off Hyperdevotion Noire DLC. Other titles also have 50-70% off in the Anime RPG sale which include Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 1, 2, and 3, Megadimension Neptunia VII, and Hyperdimension NeptuniaU Action Unleashed.
I’m unsure on the dates for this promotion so if you’re looking to get some cheap anime PC games, here’s your chance!
Hyper Dimension Neptunia isn’t the only Idea Factory title on sale either! Amnesia Memories is also 70% Off, and Fairy Fencer F is 65% Off right now. Disgaea PC is also 25% off. You can see all the Idea Factory International titles below:
More Black Friday deals and news keeps rolling in. Newegg has a whole month of deals planned, with the best deals reserved for November 25th and 26th. However, I’m especially interested in the gaming sale which will take place next week. Here is the full lineup:
November 1-7: Black November kick-off sale
November 8-14: Black November gaming sale
November 11th: Early Black Friday Deals
November 15-21: Pre-Black Friday sale
November 18th: Early Black Friday Deals
November 21-26: Newegg’s Black Friday Week – Deepest discounts reserved for November 25 & 26
November 27-30: Cyber Monday four-day event, w/ hundreds of deals unlocked November 27 & 28 – extended sale November 29 & 30
It’s beginning to look a lot like … Black Friday? I know stores get more aggressive each year with their Black Friday sales and offerings, but this seems a little premature? It’s only the 1st of the month but already Dell has some huge sales going on!
There’s laptops and desktops on sale for the next 24 hours only.
My pick for all of you gamers is the Inspiron 15 7000 Touch which comes with a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8GB Memory, and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 for just $799.99 which is $200 off Dell’s regular price. It also has thermal cooling and benchmarks pretty well on the latest games on high and ultra graphic settings. All this power in just a tiny 6 pound package. The touch screen is nice too especially if you enjoy casual games – My current laptop (which is now about 4 years old and in need of an upgrade) has a touch screen, and it really comes in handy for a lot of games and graphic art programs.
Check out all of the great deals and get your Christmas shopping done early, or buy something for yourself 🙂
Disclosure: In the interest of transparency, I have been selected and compensated to write a very detailed review and tutorial for new users on Dealspotr. All content in this post is my own, all opinions are also my own. I spent a very long time, spanning multiple days, creating this tutorial not only because of the kind compensation, but because it is a site I am extremely passionate about, and the best way I’ve ever seen to earn free Amazon Gift Cards. I personally recommend Dealspotr and that would not change regardless of if this were a paid review or not. I am not affiliated with Dealspotr in any way other than being a regular user of the site. I hope you find this tutorial very useful!
For those completely new to Dealspotr, this will help you with the signup, onboarding experience, and introduce you to Dealspotr’s newest feature, the Personalized live feed. It will also show you the many different ways in which you can interact with the site to earn points and get your giftcards. I’ve been with Dealspotr since April 2016 and in that short time (This is only mid-June 2016 at time of this writing) I have received almost $100 in amazon giftcards. This is my favorite “Get Paid To” type of website – It’s really easy to get started and really fun!
For those more experienced with Dealspotr, but looking for some help or information feel free to navigate through this tutorial using the Table of Contents provided below.
This week’s humble bundle is a great one. I already had many of the games but I picked it up because Shadowrun Hong Kong looked interesting to me – and 80 Days was a game I was really excited about when it first came out for mobile devices, and I’m looking forward to playing it on the PC. I already gave away a copy of Broken Age on my blog here a few months back and gave it a full review, and I gifted the copy in this humble bundle to one of my online friends. I have a lot more duplicate keys, both from this bundle and others, so I may try hosting another give away in a few weeks. Read Only Memories is an excellent indie visual novel game which I already have, so I will probably try to rehome that game first. Maybe this weekend 🙂 *hint: check back to this blog throughout June for steam key giveaways!*
If you’ve never used Humble Bundle here’s how it works: How it works:
Humble Bundle is a site where you can save a lot on video games AND support a charity.
Each week a new bundle comes out with handpicked games curated by the humble bundle staff.
The games are available in Tiers.
For any amount even just $1 you get the first “Tier” of games which in this week’s bundle includes: Her Story, Read Only Memories, and Ciebel. Pay more than the “average” which at time of writing this it was $4.15 and you get all of Tier 1 plus Tier 2 which includes 80 days, Broken Age, and Sorcery Parts 1 and 2. Pay $10 to get Tiers 1 and 2 and a bonus game, which this week is Shadowrun Hong Kong Extended Edition
You know the saying, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure? Well, never has that saying been so literal, than with DealSpotr. I just joined yesterday and I’m already half way to my first reward! Now, catchy headlines aside, I know you won’t really get rich using this site – however, you will quickly earn amazon giftcards with very little time or effort. And I’m going to show you how.
Now once you get yourself registered you can earn points in a few different ways:
Posting new deals – this is the best way to get points. But how do you find these deals? That’s the easy part! Just look in your junk mail (or maybe even your inbox.) I get over 500 emails a day on my personal account, not including my work emails! How many of those are emails that are actually important to me? Maybe 10-20 emails a day lol. Well now I can turn that “Junk Mail” Into “Treasure Mail”
To add a new deal, simply hit the green Add Deal button at the top of DealSpotr page – Then you must decide is this for a single product (Such as “Iphone 4 for $299” from one of my emails today) or is this a sale that applies either to all products or a group of products – you get the most points for “store wide sales” but anything adds up, so share as much as you can! – It will ask you for some information, a screenshot of the email, the promo code (or link if no code is required) and the expiration date (if included). You also get more points for adding multiple images or more details in the description.
If your deal becomes “Hot” or “On Fire” (that is people are “spotting it” or using it, or commenting on it) you get bonus points!
How many points you will get will vary – deals vary from awarding 25 to even 800 points – also if you’re a blogger and your blog and social channels get enough traffic that it qualifies you for a pro blogger status, you will earn DOUBLE those points FOR LIFE. Also there are numerous “preferred” stores where if you post a deal you get DOUBLE the points — if you’re a pro blogger that’s like QUADRUPLE points!! So you COULD get 3,200 points for just ONE deal — But to bring you back to reality for a moment – most deals are going to give you around 100-200 points.
Now keep in mind you need 10,000 points to snag a $10 amazon gift card — if you get let’s say 100 points for each deal you post – you’d get a gift card after sharing 100 deals. — It will actually be quicker than that though because as I mentioned when you post a hot deal, you get bonus points. I got 120 bonus points when my first deal went hot today. So I’d say, if you’re posting good deals, you probably only need to share 40-50 deals to get that giftcard.
Now granted, that sounds like a lot of work – so let’s see how else we earn points on DealSpotr. Also I must tell you that they keep the coupons fresh and working and clean on the site, and that when you first start with DealSpotr they will limit you to just posting a few deals a day – once they see you’re posting good working deals though this limit is removed, and you can post as many deals as you wish.
You can also earn points by “Spotting” other deals posted by other users. Each day you get a small amount of “spots” – think of spots as a “facebook like” it just means you like that deal. to “Spot” a deal use the chevron “^” looking button beneath each deal. If you are the first to “spot” a deal and it becomes “Hot” or “On Fire” you get more points!
You can also get points by reporting or “flagging” coupons that are no longer working. – This is subject to verification and may take awhile to get your points. I reported one yesterday and it still hasn’t been removed or points awarded.
There’s also a bit of delay with receiving points. Sometimes 15-30 minutes after posting a deal or completing a checkout. The points will show in my activity tracker but they will not actually show in my total for a little bit – the wait is not bad though. It’s probably a script that runs every X minutes to pass out the points. I’ve never had to wait extraordinary long to collect.
You also earn “Rep” which awards bonus points for all of your activities – you get this by being active, logging in each day, completing your checklist, sharing good working deals, spotting or sharing deals which become hot, etc.
This screenshot (in the featured image at the top of this blog post) was taken less than 24 hours after joining DealSpotr. In that time I’ve shared a few deals, spotted others, flagged non working coupons, and became a pro blogger – whew. I am officially addicted to DealSpotr. — I would really love for you to join me.
I am posting a lot of really cute, kawaii, geeky, etc coupons. For things like Kigurumi, anime, video games, dolls, toys, etc.
Have you been trying to justify an Amazon Prime Membership? Well if you’re a gamer, here’s the perfect reason to join Amazon Prime! I’m going to join next time before I purchase a new release or preorder another game. I already use Amazon when I want a physical copy of a game anyways (still mostly rely on steam for the digital, though I think this discount also applies to digital stuff too!), so why not take advantage of this awesome Prime benefit?!
This is not just a “sale” or an “offer” – This is a FEATURE – a permanent benefit to being an Amazon Prime Member.
You will get 20% off all new releases if you purchase within 2 weeks of launch date or also receive 20% whenever you preorder a new game!
Let’s do the math. Most new release titles go for $55 to $65. 20% of $55 is $11 and 20% of $65 is $13. Which brings the cost of the game down to $44 to $52.
That’s a large savings, but it’s not ideal for everyone. Amazon Prime Membership is $99 a year. – In order for gamers to benefit from this discount they would need to purchase at least 9 new release games a year.
Amazon Prime does have a slew of other benefits though – Free shipping alone could be worth it for people who use Amazon often. In addition, I for one, would love to have the Amazon drones deliver my package within hours of my order. Unfortunately that feature is not available in my area just yet – but Amazon does plan nation wide rollout of their same day delivery program in the near future. I live in an extremely rural area – It takes me 45 minutes to an hour to drive to walmart or gamestop or best buy or similar game retailers – and thats one way. Factor into that the time spent wandering through the store, time spent in line, time spent in traffic, etc. and Amazon’s delivery service looks very attractive.
They also have a streaming service similar to those of Hulu or Netflix that is exclusive to their Prime Members. I recently paid iptv, where I can get all my favorite tv channels.
Perhaps now is the best time ever to join Amazon Prime – especially if you are a gamer.