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InsaneKane87
02-25-2011, 02:38 AM
So I read on the GS website that you get a exclusive gamestop weapon, I was wanting to pre-order from Best Buy to get the headset. My question is, if you dont pre-order from GS you dont get that weapon at all ?

Btw im pretty sure ill be going with BB to get the headset, just wasn't sure if you still get the gun just have to unlock it.

HeavenSoldier
02-25-2011, 03:49 AM
I'm assuming you don't get the gun, since it's not stated that it could be obtained later in some way (like the perks you also get from GS). I thought for a good while about getting a preorder from BB, but I have a decent headset already, and I'd rather be able to trade in a game or two towards homefront and get me some reward points in the process.

13ip0lar
02-25-2011, 03:50 AM
I can't believe you have to ask which is better some exclusive guns or a headset you could easily sell for probably 20$. GG...

KillerBEA
02-25-2011, 06:06 AM
@Bilpolar; Im sure it will go for more than just $20 some people just go batshit crazy over stuff like that.

I am personally pre-ordering it from bestbuy for the headset, cause I am gonna need a new one soon

Kronos1982
02-25-2011, 06:42 AM
Word on "tha streetz" is the headset doesn't play the game sound, only chat. I wouldn't jump the gun in hopes for a budget TB X1 clone, just in case that's true.

bLaKgRaVy
02-25-2011, 09:03 PM
So I read on the GS website that you get a exclusive gamestop weapon, I was wanting to pre-order from Best Buy to get the headset. My question is, if you dont pre-order from GS you dont get that weapon at all ?

Btw im pretty sure ill be going with BB to get the headset, just wasn't sure if you still get the gun just have to unlock it.

I'm assuming you don't get the gun, since it's not stated that it could be obtained later in some way (like the perks you also get from GS). I thought for a good while about getting a preorder from BB, but I have a decent headset already, and I'd rather be able to trade in a game or two towards homefront and get me some reward points in the process.

You probably wouldn't get the exclusive gun from GameStop. GS has a history of their exclusives to not be released afterwards (Splinter Cell Conviction's SPAS-12 Shotgun, Red Dead Redemption's Deadly Assassin outfit and Trivial Pursuit's Video Game pack come to mind). I'd be very surprised if they were released after the fact.

I'm interested to see what they do with the pre-order bonuses for L.A. Noire, since it seems every retailer in existence has one.

HeavenSoldier
02-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Yeah...I know the headset sounds better, but not for me. It's kinda cheap for a headset imo, and I'm skeptical about its longevity/how good it is. Plus, I can't trade-in games to BB, nor can I use both the trade-in and the game price to add on to reward points, which, in the long run can buy me a Turtle Beach headset. For free. I'm already a 1/4 there.

TheCroixMan
02-25-2011, 10:10 PM
My headset is broken, so Best Buy for me.

13ip0lar
02-25-2011, 11:04 PM
Word on "tha streetz" is the headset doesn't play the game sound, only chat. I wouldn't jump the gun in hopes for a budget TB X1 clone, just in case that's true.

I heard that to, and am inclined to agree. Still doesn't change the fact that you could use it, which I think dual hearing pieces just for voice is a bit excessive. That, or sell it for as I said 20$+ which I'm sure someone will buy. Money in your pocket or a shotty? Imma go with cash...

RexDarr
02-26-2011, 06:44 AM
I work at BestBuy.... Sooo.... Well... Need I say where I'm ordering it from? :P
Pre-ordered yesterday

Lone Soldier x7
02-26-2011, 04:06 PM
Why would they have sound for in game? They are no Astros or Turtle Beaches. And also they must not be good quality if they are just giving then out for free.

HeavenSoldier
02-26-2011, 09:21 PM
Why would they have sound for in game? They are no Astros or Turtle Beaches. And also they must not be good quality if they are just giving then out for free.
that's what I was thinking. Plus, you can just buy the headset for 30$ anyways from what I've seen.

M49907
02-26-2011, 10:02 PM
I already preordered from BB. I thought that it would have game sound but I would still rather have the headset than an exclusive gun. I have never cared for exclusive content I would rather have a physical item for free (which is valued at 30 dollars non the less). For me I see much more value in getting the Homefront headset than an exclusive gun.

And what are you guys talking about trading in at gamestop? Cant you still do a trade in with the game after buying it at Best Buy?

HeavenSoldier
02-27-2011, 01:49 AM
the best buy where I live, doesn't do trade ins. You buy it for keeps or trade at gamestop. And no place around here will trade in pc games.

Eternaltriumph
02-27-2011, 07:21 AM
I had the same exact headset that Bestbuy is offering, except in white.

It was decent sound quality, only played voice chat/partychat like the standard xbox headset except it was a lot more comfortable imo and more secure because it fastens on both ears. Yes, it had cushion. The very soft plastic, not the foam shit the regular headset has.

I had it a few months before it "broke"...meaning I couldn't head sound anymore and threw it. It ended up being my controller that messed up with headsets...and not the headset itself. Sad. :[

13ip0lar
02-27-2011, 11:21 PM
the best buy where I live, doesn't do trade ins. You buy it for keeps or trade at gamestop. And no place around here will trade in pc games.

No offense, but trade-ins are for saps. I understand it's fast, and no hassle, but the fact is if you take the time to set up an eBay auction you will usually walk away with a 1/3-1/2 more then what Gamestop, BB, or any other store that does trade-ins, would give you. I remember thinking when I was gonna sell Reach, I thought I'll call and just see what the offer me, You know what the offered $30, and I think like $20 for BFBC2, I lol'd. I got Halo for $30, I wasn't gonna sell it that low, eBay'd it got near $50, BFBC2 sold for about $35.

Also if your wondering how I got Reach for 30$, Amazon preorder credits rock, had a $20 and $10 credit stack lol. Not to mention I sold my recon helmet code for $15, I made $30 profit and got it for a steal, after hitting Lt.Col...anyways. Just my 2 cents.

syn201
03-03-2011, 02:34 AM
No offense, but trade-ins are for saps. I understand it's fast, and no hassle, but the fact is if you take the time to set up an eBay auction you will usually walk away with a 1/3-1/2 more then what Gamestop, BB, or any other store that does trade-ins, would give you. I remember thinking when I was gonna sell Reach, I thought I'll call and just see what the offer me, You know what the offered $30, and I think like $20 for BFBC2, I lol'd. I got Halo for $30, I wasn't gonna sell it that low, eBay'd it got near $50, BFBC2 sold for about $35.

Also if your wondering how I got Reach for 30$, Amazon preorder credits rock, had a $20 and $10 credit stack lol. Not to mention I sold my recon helmet code for $15, I made $30 profit and got it for a steal, after hitting Lt.Col...anyways. Just my 2 cents.

Yeah trading games in is somewhat daft your losing like 20gbp a game in England(dont know about America I dont live there :)) .take for example the awesome lesuire suit larry i bought from game for 40 gbp (it looked good on the box that will teach me not to read a review first eh) took back next week (beacuse it sucked) they offered me 4 gbp 36 pound loss ,I walked out the store ,took game home and let it gather dust .I would rather do that then lose out on yet more money ..

In answer to lone soldier x2 the head set sucks as I mentioned in another thread .it is worse then the one ms give you and that sucks .I got mine for 5 pound put it on looked like a right dick ,mates came round took the piss
.astros/trittons/tb or even skull candy they are not ..

13ip0lar
03-03-2011, 06:19 AM
Yeah trading games in is somewhat daft your losing like 20gbp a game in England(dont know about America I dont live there :)) .take for example the awesome lesuire suit larry i bought from game for 40 gbp (it looked good on the box that will teach me not to read a review first eh) took back next week (beacuse it sucked) they offered me 4 gbp 36 pound loss ,I walked out the store ,took game home and let it gather dust .I would rather do that then lose out on yet more money ..

In answer to lone soldier x2 the head set sucks as I mentioned in another thread .it is worse then the one ms give you and that sucks .I got mine for 5 pound put it on looked like a right dick ,mates came round took the piss
.astros/trittons/tb or even skull candy they are not ..

I think if you mean gbp, as a pound, aka quid, then I think its close to 2x the American dollar, last I checked which was a year or so ago lol. I know a euro has usually hovered around 1.5x that of the USD.

I just checked... Euro is about 1.4, and a pound is only 1.6, so a lot closer, but still a lot more money to lose. Kinda sad for a country that is suppose to be the best in the world, or would like to think that. That's another discussion for another day though, but yeah like you said a lot of money lost lol.

MFCH 37
03-05-2011, 04:54 AM
When I pre ordered Bulletstorm, I got $20 credit towards whatever, so I ordered Homefront for $40. I pre ordered Homefront I received another $10 off my next purchase, also GoW3 offers up $20 credit when you pre order it too.

I finally realized that its a waste to rent games from Blockbuster, I don't have time to cram in games to make Gamefly worth it, and Gamestop won't give you SH!T for preowned games. Now I see saving money as a much better incentive than free crap that will be useless anyway.