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AusGAF - Twice the price, a year late, filtered and seized by customs

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Kirby102

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Just wondering if anyone has bought from Fishpond before...

I am really tempted into buying 3000 MS Points for $39.99, but I don't want to get charged $5.99 for the shipping of the card itself. D:

Do they deduct the shipping costs and email the code? (Also, I applied a -$10 coupon too, so I guess $30 for 3000 MS Points is... worth it?) :D
 

BanShunsaku

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Kirby102 said:
Just wondering if anyone has bought from Fishpond before...

I am really tempted into buying 3000 MS Points for $39.99, but I don't want to get charged $5.99 for the shipping of the card itself. D:

Do they deduct the shipping costs and email the code? (Also, I applied a -$10 coupon too, so I guess $30 for 3000 MS Points is... worth it?) :D
I remember someone on here had a bad experience preordering from fishpond, but I wouldn't know about buying points. Maybe email them and ask how they process code orders.

Let us know how you go, fishpond seems good in theory but I haven't heard much feedback about them to be honest
 

evlcookie

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The funny thing i find with this bag of crap is that the sunscreen seems like it was the most expensive item so far :lol

Can't wait to get mine today. I bet you it's the bloody springwood stuff.
 

BanShunsaku

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evlcookie said:
The funny thing i find with this bag of crap is that the sunscreen seems like it was the most expensive item so far :lol

Can't wait to get mine today. I bet you it's the bloody springwood stuff.
My collectors edition of FFXIII was just delivered, has definitely washed the bad taste of lavender from my mouth :D
 

Choc

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BanShunsaku said:
My collectors edition of FFXIII was just delivered, has definitely washed the bad taste of lavender from my mouth :D
Until you start playing it, and get angry like i think most of GAF will

edit: More problematic for God of War III is that much of the "collateral damage" I referred to manifests as an unsettling streak of violence against women. Not just violence against women, but against (human) women that have been sexualized and made to appear defenseless.

hmm, OFLC strikes again. That's from a review. By the sounds of things going with the guidelines of sexualised violence, it shoulda been gooooooooooooorn
 

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Rlan said:
I got my crap! A Digital VIDEO Camera!



I don't have 3 AAA's and an extra SD card handy, so I can't test it out :)

And JB sent my package on Tuesday, I ordered it the week before.
I want to see what this baby can do. lol- if its anything like the guys camera above then dang.
 

BanShunsaku

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Choc said:
Until you start playing it, and get angry like i think most of GAF will

Yeh I'm interested to see how it plays...

From what I've read/seen of it so far, it does appear to be completely linear. But to be honest, as long as the story is at least a bit compelling, and the battle system is fun, I really don't mind it being linear.

I think a lot of JRPGs are very linear, they just give you the impression of freedom.

The lack of towns/shops is a bit of a strange design decision, but if it means less aimless wandering and loading screens and more action I don't think I will mind.

We'll see I guess. Anyone other AusGiraffers picking it up today?
 
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BanShunsaku said:
We'll see I guess. Anyone other AusGiraffers picking it up today?
I am. Might not get much time to play it, though.

It should be... interesting.
 

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Just got my crap, was the same video camera as Rlan.

Haven't got any batteries to test at the moment.

And it's tiny! not much bigger than a credit card.

Not expecting much quality...
 

BanShunsaku

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Gaaraa said:
Just got my crap, was the same video camera as Rlan.

Haven't got any batteries to test at the moment.

And it's tiny! not much bigger than a credit card.

Not expecting much quality...
I can't wait to see the quality these things produce :lol
 

evlcookie

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Mine hasn't turned up yet :(

Who is it delivered by? Aus post? They are usually here at 8:30 or so. Maybe they are running late.
 

Choc

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http://www.game-lane.com.au/prices-drop.php

First Wave Full Game List:
Xbox 360:
• Mirror's Edge AU$9.95
• NHL 2k9 AU$9.95
• The kings of Fighters XII AU$24.99
PS3:
• Red Faction AU$19.50
• Ashes Cricket 2009 AU$24.99
• Dark Void AU$24.99
• The King of Fighters XII AU$24.99
Wii:
• Nintendo Official Nunchuk AU$12.49
• Ashes Cricket AU$19.99
PSP:
• Ratchet & Clank Size Matters AU$9.95

Not bad some of those prices.
 

Choc

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BanShunsaku said:
Yeh I'm interested to see how it plays...

From what I've read/seen of it so far, it does appear to be completely linear. But to be honest, as long as the story is at least a bit compelling, and the battle system is fun, I really don't mind it being linear.

I think a lot of JRPGs are very linear, they just give you the impression of freedom.

The lack of towns/shops is a bit of a strange design decision, but if it means less aimless wandering and loading screens and more action I don't think I will mind.

We'll see I guess. Anyone other AusGiraffers picking it up today?
Despite playing through the JP version already, i will be picking it up (mainly so i can understand just wtf was going on in certain points)
 

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Steam are having a Square Enix/Eidos sale this week, with a different special every day.

I've got my fingers crossed for a Tomb Raider package with all three games. Might get the first Deus Ex, given that I have no interest in the Hitman games.
 

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Hahaha

Look at this Steam users.

"First up, a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 four-pack. Sure, it may sound mighty expensive at $149.97, but split it four ways and that's just $37.50 (a savings of 25%) per copy." (from Shacknews)

It happened. After everyone bought it.
 

evlcookie

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:lol

What's the point of that dice? Fucking hell. The servers are fucked and now you are popping out a 4 pack. Come on guys, you can do better than that.
 

Salacious Crumb

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fappenmeister said:
Hahaha

Look at this Steam users.

"First up, a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 four-pack. Sure, it may sound mighty expensive at $149.97, but split it four ways and that's just $37.50 (a savings of 25%) per copy." (from Shacknews)

It happened. After everyone bought it.
Not only that but the price hasn't been inflated on the Aus store yet, so it's almost a 50% saving for Australians.
 

Deeku

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BanShunsaku said:
My collectors edition of FFXIII was just delivered, has definitely washed the bad taste of lavender from my mouth :D
How's the CE? I'm picking it up this afternoon but still considering whether it's worth the 140 bones.
 

Kirby102

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omg you have got to be joking :lol

My Bag of Crap came just now, and it's the shitty digital camera that Ventron got too :lol



Woo! Equally the shittest item XD

edit: I also got a reply from Fishpond... someone please help verify this too? (Haven't bought points cards ever so yeah...)

Hi xxxxx,

Thank you for your enquiry and order at Fishpond.com.au

Unfortunately I am not sure to what you are referring.

The product you have ordered is a physical item and we can process your order as soon as payment is received.

Kind Regards
xxxxx

Customer Services Team
Fishpond.com.au
 

BanShunsaku

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commanderdeek said:
How's the CE? I'm picking it up this afternoon but still considering whether it's worth the 140 bones.
I'm at work unfortunately so I won't be able to crack it open until tonight.

I got it for $129 from game.com.au, it probably won't be worth it but I'm a sucker for collectors editions.

It also came with a "preorder exclusive" - a weird smelling rubbery plastic A4 sized manilla folder with pictures of the FFXIII cast on it. WTF I am meant to do with it is beyond me... Put my important FFXIII documents in it maybe?
 

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Kirby102 said:
Do they deduct the shipping costs and email the code? (Also, I applied a -$10 coupon too, so I guess $30 for 3000 MS Points is... worth it?) :D
Fishpond is just selling you retail products. If you want the code emailed to you use gamecard.com.au
 

fappenmeister

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BanShunsaku said:
It also came with a "preorder exclusive" - a weird smelling rubbery plastic A4 sized manilla folder with pictures of the FFXIII cast on it. WTF I am meant to do with it is beyond me... Put my important FFXIII documents in it maybe?
Fanfic.
 

evlcookie

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I got the same as rlan!!

Looks like you can use it as a webcam. Hello porno!

Bad quality picture from the macbook since i can't find a usb cable for my iphone



So awesome. It takes 640x480 pictures, WOW!
 

Deeku

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BanShunsaku said:
I'm at work unfortunately so I won't be able to crack it open until tonight.

I got it for $129 from game.com.au, it probably won't be worth it but I'm a sucker for collectors editions.

It also came with a "preorder exclusive" - a weird smelling rubbery plastic A4 sized manilla folder with pictures of the FFXIII cast on it. WTF I am meant to do with it is beyond me... Put my important FFXIII documents in it maybe?
Well the eb preorder exclusive is a calendar so I guess that's better...?:lol

I just hope the art book isn't dodgey.
 

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commanderdeek said:
Well the eb preorder exclusive is a calendar so I guess that's better...?:lol

I just hope the art book isn't dodgey.
I've got my CE with me now. The art book isn't really an art book. Just kind of an overview of the setting, world and characters with screenshots and CG pics.
It's so weird how there's hardly been any actual ART shown from FFXIII. :/

CE is still quite nice. Perhaps not worth $140, but the free calendar eases the burn a little. :lol


Oh, and AusGAF, best place to preorder GoW3 CE?
 

evlcookie

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Agyar said:
Needs more videos taken with the dodgy video cameras.
This will so be done tonight. I might try record my monitor with some pro BC2 action :D

GoW3 CE. I'm not too sure. Probably game or eb to be honest. You might be able to find the CE at online places, but i haven't noticed it at zavvi or cdwow or 365games. They all seem to list the standard edition.
 

Agyar

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Stop buying crappy collector's editions, you nerds. You whinge about EA and Activision adjusting the regional pricing for Steam games, then you got and spend an extra $70 to get an artbook and a calendar.
 

Choc

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I got a PLAYSTATI....

Digital camera same as Ventrons


so i guess i am winning the game right now? ahaha

but seriously, it will b einteresting to see if it gets worse
 

BanShunsaku

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-Winnie- said:
Oh, and AusGAF, best place to preorder GoW3 CE?
game.com.au has the CE for $109 or "the price of the standard edition" as the advertise it.

The thing is, the standard edition is $99 on their website, so what they really should be saying is "the RRP of the standard edition". But anyway, thats the cheapest I've seen the CE for, but I haven't really looked around much
 

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Bernbaum said:
Steam are having a Square Enix/Eidos sale this week, with a different special every day.

I've got my fingers crossed for a Tomb Raider package with all three games. Might get the first Deus Ex, given that I have no interest in the Hitman games.
I'm hoping for $5 Yosumin & fingers crossed Thief 1 & 2 to come on Steam
 

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-Winnie- said:
I've got my CE with me now. The art book isn't really an art book. Just kind of an overview of the setting, world and characters with screenshots and CG pics.
It's so weird how there's hardly been any actual ART shown from FFXIII. :/

CE is still quite nice. Perhaps not worth $140, but the free calendar eases the burn a little. :lol


Oh, and AusGAF, best place to preorder GoW3 CE?
That's a little disappointing:/ You'd think they'd put a little more effort into an artbook since it's a sorta high profile jrpg. Oh well, at least there's still the soundtrack.

Oh and that calendar, I'm gonna plant the shit out of 2010. F yeah!

Edit: Just got the call from EB. Apparently Yakuza 3 is ready to pick up as well. Woo!
 

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So it looks like ausgaf got flooded with $2 digital cameras and body lotion. I wish i got the body lotion instead of the camera :lol

GG 1-day.
 

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What a waste. Haven't got mine yet but I'm semi confident it's either going to be body lotion or a shit digital camera. Surely one of us has to get something half decent?

Should have saved my money (however I rescind this statement if I get something good).
 

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Hoping for a shitty video camera today! Also, grabbed Deus Ex from Steam... damn their sales! But I haven't played it for about 6 or 7 years, so it will be good to go back and pay it again.
 

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Lavender body lotion :(

I was so excited when i picked it up as well, I hadn't been reading this thread, and the box was quite sizable.... Total letdown.

On the bright side, I guess that's mothers day shopping out of the way early :lol
 

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I just played DEus Ex last week and it's aged pretty damn well except for the shooting mechanics and enemy shooting animations. Amazing game.
 

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Aon said:
I just played DEus Ex last week and it's aged pretty damn well except for the shooting mechanics and enemy shooting animations. Amazing game.
Cool.

evlcookie said:
So it looks like ausgaf got flooded with $2 digital cameras and body lotion. I wish i got the body lotion instead of the camera :lol
So they had excess stock of those particular items. Did they severely overestimate the 'liquids you rub on your skin' and 'extreme low-end camera enthusiast' markets?
 

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Aon said:
I just played DEus Ex last week and it's aged pretty damn well except for the shooting mechanics and enemy shooting animations. Amazing game.
Sweet, really looking forward to it.
 
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