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Confession: I’ve Spent Real Money For #NBA2K15 VC (Virtual Currency)

Confession: I’ve Spent Real Money For NBA2K15 VC (Virtual Currency)

I thought I’d never be one of those shmoes that spends real $$$ for in-game currency/purchases. But now… I am. But here is my defense. I am not proud of it but literally, the MyTeam mode is impossible without doing so…

–The CPU difficulty is such that if your players aren’t top notch, you’re screwed.

–The NBA2K15 online community is based around “pack openings.” Similar to traditional baseball cards, they’ve implemented purchasable packs, which cost VC (Virtual currency). You can play the game regularly, but getting enough for a pack almost takes a week. Every time you play a game, you have to purchase ‘contracts’ for your players which eats away at your earnings. Your players get injured, so you either have to play without them, our go on the auction house and buy an Injury Heal card. Everything is geared towards buying more packs and often times that means spending real $$$ for in-game currency. It’s really lame and not consumer friendly and I have found myself caught up in it.

You think gambling is addicting, these pack openings are too. Then going on the auction house and ‘sniping’ players… that’s exciting, too. Setting up a new lineup and tackling ‘challenges’ are exciting. It’s an addicting game, and I’m clearly addicted. I just wanna admit I’ve spent a hefty sum and it’s lame of me, but this game is unplayable and unenjoyable otherwise. Oh, and every time I play online vs. a human opponent they have LeBron James. You think that’s an accident? No, they’ve probably used real $$$ to get in-game currency to get packs and ultimately, buy LeBron James on the auction house. There’s no point to this post other than to fill you guys in. Above and below are videos of pack openings. These guys are youtube famous because of it! Brothers are even dating white chicks with speech impediments off this fame, dogg!

Oh, another thing I think 2k does is when they release a new special edition/limited edition pack, the people who buy them first, they come out with a ton of special (Ruby -or other Gem players), and then people make youtube videos and hype them up. By the time you get home and want to buy some, they’ve nerfed the packs and you get swindled. This shit happens.

Okay, I gotta run and get back to some 2K! Oh, and if you think I’m some nerd, even NBA players themselves are obsessed:

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Monster Hunter 4 U Demo Codes (Shabooty Exclusive)

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Monster Hunter 4 U Demo Codes (Shabooty Exclusive)

As promised on twitter, I was going to give away demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 U — 3DS — North America.

Here’s 1 of 3:

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You’ve been selected to receive special early access to the demo for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS system.

The demo includes a selection of quests that can be played alone or with up to three others via local* or wireless broadband connection. It’s available now, and there’s no limit on play sessions. Happy hunting!

If you managed to snag this, tweet on my twitter so I can retweet you so people know it’s legit! I haven’t decided when I am going to post the other 2. But stay tuned to my twitter @shabooty.

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FYI: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Card *IS* Legit… [1st Hand Experience/Review]

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FYI: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Card *IS* Legit… [1st Hand Experience/Review]

First of all, I have “no horse in this race,” meaning I am not getting anything out of this by telling you that the Best Buy Gamers Club card is in fact legitimate. Plus, I needed an excuse to update my blog with a rant, so here’s my 1st-hand experience.

One night I was minding my business, and then looked at my phone and notice the latest “video game deal” on the internets. The normally $99 BB Gamers Club Unlocked card was on sale for $30! For the record, it’s still available at this price, but probably not for long. Basically the deal is only worth it, if you plan on buying new games for the next two years. Here’s how it breaks down. You pay $30, and then you get 20% off your video game purchases. So if a new game is $60, that means $12 off on 1 purchase. So by game number 3, you’ve saved $36! And it lasts for a period of two years. It sounds to good to be true, right?

Anyways, I pulled the trigger on this purchase. I got my card in the mail. Now here’s the downsides:

1) It has to be initially activated in-store.
2) On the back of the card it says the activation has to occur by Jan.15th, 2015, and after that point the redemption period has expired.

So what’s the hesitation? I read reviews and a lot of people had the experience of… people at Best Buy not knowing how the hell to activate it and had never even heard of the card or program before.

Of course, I head on over to Best Buy the day after Xmas, where it’s like a zooooooo! And the Customer Service desk’s line was longer than a line to get on the Magic Mountain ride. I tried to go to the ‘Pick Up’ online orders line instead, and the lady told me to try going to a cash register instead. So I didn’t wanna wait in the Customer Service line and I sure as hell didn’t wanna wait in the backed up regular cash register checkout line, so I headed over to the Electronics Department–where they can check you out, also. I go there and the guy says, “Sorry, you gotta go to the Customer Service line to get this activated!” ***SHAKES FIST*** without literally shaking my fist.

I left. And I was pissed and I had zero faith in Best Buy at this point. I waited until today (Monday) and head back there. I got in the Customer Service line, and despite the chick having more tattoos than Bonnie Rotten, she was actually competent! She took my card, scanned it in, took my other Rewards Member card and scanned that in, and in a minute she handed my BB Gamers Club unlocked card and my receipt and said it was activated. I still was weary. As soon as I could, I went back to my computer and went on BestBuy.com and put in a new video game into my checkout cart, and what do you know? The $60 game was only $48! That’s a saving of $12 dollars. So the BB Gamers Club Unlocked card is legit. If someone doesn’t believe me, I can take a screenshot of the aforementioned. I think the reason the lady at the Customer Service desk knew what she was doing is because I live in a very affluent area, so everyone here takes advantage of things like DEALS and are always quick to purchase things on DAY-ZERO (the 1st day they’re available). So assuming you don’t live in the sticks or live miles and miles away from Best Buy, I suggest you pull the trigger on this card assuming you get more than 3 new games every two years! I however have a back-log of games, so I don’t even need anything new for the foreseeable future.

Shabooty-nerd-crest-out!