Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Damage: Steam Summer Sale 2012

I've been rather busy (more on that later) and haven't posted anything on the recent Steam mega sale.  Though there has been some great coverage over at which I recommend you check out.  (especially surviving a steam sale)

I had no intentions of buying this sale (considering my PC malfunctions - new one on the way), but as usual I couldn't resist and am not sure I made the best use of my money.  DAMN YOU STEAM!!

Without further adieu, let's check out the damage:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Trailer - New Super Mario Bros 2

A new 'New SMB2' trailer was uploaded to YouTube today.  Overall the website and information we've seen has basically stayed the same, though several items were new to me.  Catch the video after the break for more details:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Super Mario Bros 2 eShop Price

 You've heard it here first.....  or maybe not, but if you haven't read elsewhere it appears that New SMB2 will be priced at $39.99 as a digital download on the eShop.

**7/8 Update:  It now has TBD on the eShop. **

Iwata has stated that there wouldn't be much of a difference between digital and retail and now we see there's no difference.  Oh wait, that's right, I pre-ordered the retail version for $29.99.

I'm trying to not be too pessimistic, but I hope the digital sales are in good numbers and don't turn Nintendo away from continuing their efforts.  I can hear it now:  well, we offered the same game in digital form and retail continued to dominate.  Of course it did guys.  There has to be a balance of convenience vs price vs flexibility in the title not being locked to an account/device and you didn't achieve that...

What do you think of the price and if you were to lower it, what would you suggest?  $29, $35, etc.?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

NewEgg Pre-Order deals

As reported on GoNintendo there are currently two pre-order deals with $10 off. Too bad I didn't know about last week's $10 off any pre-order...

**Update: These expire on 7/4**
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance - $29.99 Promo Code: EMCNCNG69
Release: July 31, 2012

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - $29.99 Promo Code: EMCNCNG236
Release: August 19, 2012

So why did I just re-post their information, am I that desperate for traffic?  Actually no, I just pre-ordered New SMB 2 for $29, that's why!!  This seemed like a good enough deal especially with getting physical media at a reduce price.  (this is the part where I moan about having to cart around the cart.. :D )

Is anyone else going to get this game and/or perhaps you've already taken advantage of the offer?  What do you think?