Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Specials! One Day Only!

Check out our amazing Cyber Monday specials - today only!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for just 95 cents! Brand new Nintendo NES Controllers for just 5.88! New Gamecube/Wii Controllers for just 9.95! Xbox Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow complete with disk, manual, case, and artwork for just 2.22! N64 Goldeneye for just 12.95 and Diddy Kong Racing for just 6.95! Many more - don't miss out these Cyber Monday specials are good today only!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Lukie Games welcomes Susannah Stryk as our new Senior Administrative Assistant!

Lukie Games is proud to announce the addition of Susannah Stryk to our team as our new Senior Administrative Assistant. Susannah brings over 4 years of administrative, financing, and public relations experience to Lukie Games, having worked for the Trump Group and Stewart Title Company in various administrative roles. Susannah is also currently a dancer for the NBA Miami Heat and was previously a Houston Texan Cheerleader for 2 seasons and a Houston Rockets Power Dancer for 4 seasons.  In addition, Susannah holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Houston.

We are very excited to add Susannah to the awesomeness of Lukie Games!

For more information on Susannah you can check our her profile page at the Miami Heat website under the Dancers section.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Now hiring for an administrative assistant!

We are now looking for an administrative assistant! If you are a video game lover in the Miami area with office/administrative experience this could be the job for you! http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=FBInvite&job_did=J8C6K6679QCDMZ1QJZ3

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lukie Games will be closed Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th

Lukie Games will be closed Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th while we move into our new 12,000 sq ft warehouse in Miami Gardens. Please note that you will not be able to reach us by phone, email, or any other method during this time and that all orders placed after 6:00am Friday the 22nd will not ship until Monday the 25th, no matter what shipping method is chosen. We appreciate your patience during our move and look forward to providing you with an even larger selection of classic games from our new location!

Congratulations to our winner!

Congratulations to our winner, Michael Wierzbicki for winning the free FC Twin for sharing his love of the all-time NES classic, Mike Tyson's Punchout! Thanks to everyone who shared memories of some of their favorite classic video games. Check back soon for the next giveaway!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Win a Free FC Twin!

Want a brand new FC Twin, the system that lets you play NES and SNES games together on a single unit? How about for free? Our Facebook fans have the chance to win a new FC Twin! Just head over to http://www.facebook.com/LukieGames and choose to like us, then comment on the contest entry about what your favorite classic video game is and why! That's all it takes and you'll have a shot at winning a brand new FC Twin!

The free FC Twin is available only in the US.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Weekend Sale!

Get 15% off your order at www.lukiegames.com with coupon code FBLG15RFT. No minimum purchase required - this weekend only!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hiring Again - Warehouse Associates!

Warehouse Associate

Lukie Games, Inc. is a leader in online video game sales specializing in original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube, Sega Genesis, Sony Playstation, and Microsoft Xbox games systems and accessories. We are the largest online retailer of classic games in the world. We've had exceptional growth even during the recession and have more than doubled in size every year for the past several years. We are in the process of moving into a new 12,000 sq ft warehouse and are hiring for several additional warehouse associates. We are looking for temporary holiday and full time help.

What's it like working at Lukie Games?

We have a very busy but low stress environment. You will never be bored or without something to do. You'll be working with positive, friendly people. We strongly encourage employee feedback and give everyone a wide amount of flexibility in determining what the best way is to get the job done.

What you'll be doing -

First let's be clear, as a rapidly growing company everyone is expected to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. If you've ever said "that's not my job" then don't apply. Your primary duties will include -

Pulling and packing video games, accessories, and systems for shipment.
Unpacking and sorting incoming inventory.
Putting away inventory and verifying inventory counts.
Cleaning video games.
Refurbishing and testing video game systems.

What we are looking for -

Positive, optimistic, happy attitude
Hard worker - no slackers need apply
Excellent written and verbal English
Must be organized and clean
Must like video games - you don't need to be an expert
Must be able to lift 50 lbs and sit or stand for long periods
Strong attention to detail
Basic computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite
We are open 7 days a week so you must be available to work any day. You must have reliable transportation.
We are currently in West Park but are moving into our new location in the Sunshine State Industrial Park right off the Golden Glades Interchange. You may be required to work at either or both locations until our move is complete (no later than November 1st).

Please email your resume to us at hiring@lukiegames.com

Applicants must pass a criminal background check before hiring.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

We are moving!

Thanks to our explosive growth over the past two years we've outgrown our current space and are in the process of moving into a new 12,000 sq ft warehouse in the Sunshine State International Park in Miami Gardens!

This expansion is going to allow us to carry an even larger selection of games and let us offer you additional platforms such as Dreamcast, Atari 2600, Xbox 360, Sega Saturn, and many, many more.

We wanted to say thank you to all our loyal customers who over the last five years have grown Lukie Games into the largest online retailer of classic video games in the world!

Our new address is -

Lukie Games, Inc
1337 NW 155th Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Coupon Code! 15% off on Everything!

Today only get 15% off on everything at Lukie Games with coupon code - SEPTEMBER15

Act fast, this coupon is only good until 11:59 tonight!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Witch Hunt - a Review

I'm going to keep this review very short, which is fitting considering that Witch Hunt, the final add-on for Dragon Age Origins was also very short.

Dragon Age is one of my favorite modern games. It has a rich, full world and high replayability due to the 6 different origin stories, the numerous party members you can choose to add or not add and the dozens of different decisions you can make that will completely change the game world around.

That being said Witch Hunt was a disappointment.  The advertising and hype lead you to believe that we would be able to track down Morrigan and gain some closure or at least insight into what was happening with the Morrigan and her child. Instead we got a 2 hour add-on that answered few questions and did little to forward the story.

First let me start with the gameplay. There is absolutely no challenge in this DLC. You can walk through it with no effort and it's unlikely any of your party will even receive an injury during the entire playthrough. You will be mostly going through areas you have already been in previously, there is very little in the way of new places to explore. Your new companions have a few interesting things to say but overall they seem a little flat - however that is probably just because you have such a short time to get to know them. There is only 1 new enemy to fight although it is an interesting creature whose existence seems to be setting the stage for Dragon Age 2.

I know many gamers have reported bugs with the ending where Morrigan's conversation and actions don't match with the ending of Dragon Age at all but thankfully I didn't run into that problem. However the ending was a letdown. We say hi, she gives us some vague information and takes off. No questions were answered and I felt like there was no closure to Morrigan's storyline at all. I haven't done a playthrough yet where I've romanced her so perhaps in that case it would have been a more fulfilling ending but with the "friends with Morrigan and you took the deal" ending the whole final conversation with Morrigan felt like a waste.

This add-on felt like more of a preview and ad for Dragon Age 2 to me. I honestly feel like it should have been a free download for what it was. Leliana's Song was a much better add-on in my opinion and well worth the cost. Witch Hunt, not so much.

Jesse

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Original Xbox games now available!

We've now got a full line of Original Xbox Games up and available at Lukie Games! Halo and Halo 2, KOTOR,  Splinter Cell, and many many more - we've got over 1000 used Xbox games now available and are adding more every day! Most are compatible with the Xbox 360 so if you never had the original Xbox and missed out on some of the great games now is your chance to grab them at a very low price - many of them are on sale for just $2.97! Hurry, these introductory sale prices won't last long!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Playstation 2 Systems on Sale For a Limited Time

We've knocked down the price on our original Playstation 2 systems to just $59.95! These systems are refurbished and thoroughly tested and include the power cord, a/v cable, and one controller. Play all your favorite PS2 games like Final Fantasy X and FF XII, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, God of War, or any of the other over 3300 Playstation 1 and 2 games released in the US!  Supplies are limited so grab yours before they are gone!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Boxed Complete NES Games

We've got some classic and rare complete boxed NES games available now on sale! All our boxed classic video games include actual photos of the exact item and a detailed description so you collectors out there will know exactly what you are getting! There are several copies of Super Mario Brothers 2 available, Castlevania 3 Dracula's Curse in Great condition, Maniac Mansion, Trolls on Treasure Island (complete with the original Troll doll!) King Neptune's Adventure, and many more!

There is only a small selection available at the moment but we have almost 1000 unique complete NES games in stock and we'll be getting those up and available soon so be sure to check back regularly!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New RetroN 3 Systems - Red or Black - Plays NES SNES and Genesis Games

We now have the Red and Black RetroN 3 systems by Hyperkin now in stock! These systems let you play Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Genesis systems all on one console. They also include 2 wireless controllers which is very nice - but better still for those of us that like to use the original controllers the RetroN 3 has 2 ports for the NES, SNES and Genesis controllers so you can play your games the way they were meant to be played - with authentic original controllers!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Login issues - resolved

We wanted our customers to know that some recent upgrades on our webserver caused some issues with account login for a small percentage of our customers for a brief period of time. The problem has now been resolved and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If anyone continues to have any problems please either email us at sales@lukiegames.com or call us toll-free at 888-616-GAME.

Thanks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Replacement N64 Thumbsticks!

One of the most common requests we get is for replacement thumbsticks for the Nintendo 64 controllers.  Well we've listened to you and we now have them in stock for just $9.95!


If you've spent a lot of time playing your N64 you know the analog stick (or joystick if you prefer) can wear out fairly quickly and become loose and unresponsive.  They can also break in such a way that they are difficult to move or make clicking noises.

Now you can easily repair your N64 controller yourself with our BRAND NEW replacement thumbsticks!  You just need a small Phillips head screwdriver and about 15 minutes and you'll be back to playing Goldeneye and Mario Party the way they should be played - with a tight joystick!

Of course if you would rather not fix it yourself or don't have a controller yet we have a full range of refurbished original Nintendo 64 controllers available - all with tight thumbsticks!  We have every color originally made available - Gold, Green, Blue, Black, Red, Yellow, Gray, and many more!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Facebook giveaways!

We are starting to run some summertime giveaways for our Facebook Fans!  If you aren't already a fan become one by clicking on the Facebook link at the right and fan us!  First giveaway is a $25 gift certificate!

Shantae for Game Boy Color

We have one copy of the incredibly rare and valuable Shantae for Game Boy Color, and for today's deal of the day it's on sale for just 139.95!  Collectors - now is your chance.  This copy is in great condition with no tears or peeling on the label.

Shantae is an excellent platformer that unfortunately wasn't released until well after the Game Boy Advance was released and therefore had poor sales despite stellar reviews.  Written single handedly by Matt Bozon it features a half-genie named Shantae who sports a magic ponytail she can use as a whip.

Collectors, I don't need to tell you how hard Shantae is to come by.  Grab your copy today at almost 30% off the regular price!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gamecube Systems on Sale

Today's deal of the day is the Indigo Nintendo Gamecube System with 1 controller and all hookups for just $29.77! Of course shipping is free!

Monday, July 19, 2010

New NES 72-pin Connector On Sale!

Today's deal of the day is a great one for those original NES fans out there!  Unfortunately the Nintendo NES didn't have the best design and because of it's front loading layout it is easy for it's 72-pin connector to wear out.  That's whats causes the majority of problems with blinking and flashing when you try to start up your game!

Thankfully you can easily replace your 72-pin connector with a brand new one and eliminate blinking once and for all! Best of all today only we have the new 72 pin connector on sale for just $4.99! That's half the normal price!  Includes printed instructions that take you step by step through the installation process.

Limit 1 per customer!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Company Picnic!



We had our first annual Lukie Games company picnic yesterday and it was a big success! Plenty of great food, drinks, and games! Here are a few of the pics we've got so far, you can see more on our Facebook picnic photo page at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=192618&id=103551172457&ref=mf





Monday, June 28, 2010

Gamecube Games now in stock!

We've now got a full selection of Nintendo Gamecube Games in stock and on sale! Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Brothers Melee, we've got them all! Over 1000 in stock and adding more every day! To help kick off our Nintendo Gamecube line right today's Deal of the Day is an extra 15% off on all Gamecube games with coupon code GAMECUBE15

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Extra 20% off on all Genesis items!

Today only save an extra 20% on all Sega Genesis games, systems and accessories with coupon code SEGA20RB2 All your favorites are available like Sonic, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter - or even pick up a Genesis system with two controllers and all hookups for just $39.95 and free shipping - only $31.96 after the coupon!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Goldeneye 007 for N64 on Sale Today Only!

By now you've probably heard that Nintendo is remaking Goldeneye 007 for the Wii.  Announced this week at E3 and due out later this year it looks sharp - hopefully Nintendo can recapture the magic that Rare was able to create with the original.

In honor of the announcement today's deal of the day is Goldeneye 007 for N64 for just $7.95!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hands on with Okamiden

Let me start by saying that Okami is one of my favorite games of all time.  It had a certain charm and character to it, the visuals were stunning and I felt it was one of the most immersive games I've played.  The story, the gameplay, everything about it was extraordinary.  Of course perhaps most important was that it was DIFFERENT!  Since 99% of the commercial releases we see today can be lumped into 6 or 7 very similar genres it was a nice change to play something that actually breaks the mold instead of just claiming to in press releases.

Okami was also one of those games where you want a sequel so you can continue to adventure and explore the amazing world the developers created, but you are also afraid that a sequel couldn't possibly live up to the original.  Once Clover closed down I assumed we'd never find out.

Well now Okamiden is coming and I got to try it out at E3.  It looks good. It was very easy to just pick up and jump right into.  It was fun running around on Chibiterasu, exploring, and working with the Celestial Brush.  But the simple fact is a game like this can't be evaluated by 15-minutes of playing.  The question is will the story be as fascinating, the characters as appealing, and the story as well written as the original?  If it even comes close I'll be thrilled, even a less than perfect trip back into the Okami world is one I'd like to take.  I guess we will just have to wait until 2011 to find out, but even if it doesn't live up to the original I'm very glad to see publishers willing to give a second shot to a game that was a critical success but commercial failure.


Hands on with Dragon Quest IX

Dragon Quest is one of the longest running and most recognized Nintendo franchises. The latest installment is being released next month (July 11th to be exact) on the Nintendo DS, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Jesse and I had a chance to check out the game and were impressed. One of the things I was most excited about was the multi-player mode, which allows your character to transfer to another world in you friend's DS. Once there you can cooperate in battles, but also have complete control of your character if you want to wander and explore on your own.

Another aspect that appealed to me was that there are no random battles. When traveling along on the map you see the enemies in the area, and can approach or avoid if you prefer.

Overall I enjoyed sampling this game and will definitely be picking it up next month. For more details check out Nintendo's promo video here.

Nintendo 3DS

Well the verdict is in.  The new Nintendo 3DS will in fact be better than the Virtual Boy.  I know shocking right! Seriously though Nintendo's second foray into 3D gaming is looking to be a winner.  They have a very impressive line-up including Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS, Paper Mario 3DS, Animal Crossing 3DS, Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Kart 3DS, and many many more.  Most importantly, NO GLASSES!

Don't worry Virtual Boy.  Your hell-like screens and headache inducing graphics will always have a special place in my heart.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Final Fantasy

Lukie Games co-owner Jesse checks out the latest handheld Final Fantasy: the 4 Heroes of Light.
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Entering E3

Huge lines to enter the E3 exhibit hall. Looks to be the biggest E3 ever!
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fully Loaded NES System on Sale!

Today's deal of the day is an original NES Nintendo system package for just $64.95! This set includes a refurbished NES system in great condition with a brand new 72-pin connector, 2 controllers, a light gun, power cord, RF cable, Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt!  Everything you need to play! Today only!

Friday, June 11, 2010

E3, Daily Deals, Big Changes!

Hi everyone this is Sara Cover, life-long gamer and owner of Lukie Games. This is my first blog entry so I wanted to introduce myself and say hello! There have been many changes here at Lukie Games and I've got a lot of news to share!

Before I get started on that I can't skip mentioning E3! It's only a few days away and I couldn't be any more excited! Last years was a blast and a half, can this year top it? Only time will tell, but Lukie Games will be there and we'll be sharing pics, news, etc during the conference so be sure to check back throughout the week!

Now then the first thing I would like to announce is our new Daily Deals! Every day we're going to have a new deal - one item marked down to a ridiculously low price for that day only and just while supplies last. Today's deal is Super Mario 3 for the NES - for just $7.95! We will be adding a Daily Deal link on our site soon but until then check here for each day's new deal!

More to come soon!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Blowout Sale - 15-25% Off on EVERYTHING!

This week only get 15-25% off of every game, system, or accessory at Lukie Games! Even the rare and hard to find games are on sale! If you are looking to stock up on original NES games, Playstation 2, or anything in between now is the time! And of course shipping is FREE on orders over $25 to the US or Canada!

No coupon necessary, just head to www.lukiegames.com and enjoy the savings!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Free shipping to Canada! Discounted shipping Worldwide!

For our friends up north we are now giving you FREE shipping on all orders over $25 to Canada! No exceptions, no restrictions!

Also we've lowered our shipping prices for our all other international customers - your shipping is now 10%-25% less than USPS rates! We have the lowest international shipping charges of any classic video game retailer! Pay less on shipping so you can get more games!

Head to Lukie Games and enjoy the savings!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hiring a Customer Service Manager!

It's A Me, Mario!

Does reading that bring a smile to your face? Are you a hard working self starter who is looking for a job where your intelligence, creativity, and initiatve will make a big impact and be rewarded? Then this is the job for you!

Lukie Games, Inc. is a leader in online video game sales specializing in original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Sega Genesis, and Sony Playstation games systems and accessories. We are the largest online retailer of classic games in the world. We've had exceptional growth even during the recession and have more than doubled in size every year for the past several years. We're continuing to grow at a rapid pace and have added a new customer service manager position!

What's it like working at Lukie Games?


We have a very busy but low stress environment. You will never be bored or without something to do. You'll be working with positive, friendly people. There is a very "hands-off" management philosophy here, you won't have anyone breathing down your neck. We strongly encourage employee feedback and give everyone a wide amount of flexibility in determining what the best way is to get the job done. Your ideas and opinions are very important to us, when you come up with ways of improving things they will be done. Your hard work will be rewarded - we have a bonus plan in place that takes into account overall company profit and your performance. The better we do the better you do!

What will I be doing?


First let's be clear, as a small rapidly growing company everyone is expected to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. If you've ever said "that's not my job" then don't apply. That being said most of your time will be spent handling customer service. Some phone calls (usually 6-12 a day) but mostly emails. Assisting with returns, exchanges, disputes, order entry and processing, photographing and describing new products, and printing shipping labels and packing slips. Some supervision of employees.

Requirements

Positive, optimistic, happy attitude
Excellent written and verbal English
Excellent communication skills
Must like video games - you don't need to be an expert
4+ years of customer service experience
Some supervisory / management experience
Must be very proficient with computers and be able to quickly learn our systems
Experienced with Microsoft Office
Hard worker used to a fast paced environment
Able to be creative with problem solving and capable of thinking outside the box
Some e-commerce experience
Must be awesome



Helpful but not required -


Fluent in Spanish
Experience with Endicia and Fedex Ship Manager
Experience with growing small or midsized companies
Experience with Stone Edge Order Manager

Compensation - 35-50k a year plus bonuses and benefits.

If you are interested please send your resume to hiring@lukiegames.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Phone problems - resolved

Our phone system has been fixed. Thank you again for your patience.

Phone problems

We wanted to let our customers know that we have been experiencing some problems with our phone system. If you attempted to call us yesterday you may not have been able to get through. Our phone system is currently down but we have rerouted our primary number so you can call us, however we only have 1 line open so you may experience a delay getting through. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We have a technician on site and expect this problem to be resolved shortly.

Thank you for your patience