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#7501 htz

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:04 AM

So in terms of FF 13-2 DLC, would the Lightning, Sazh, and Snow themed DLC story packs and the Lightning arena battle be considered the "essential" DLC for the game? I've heard the 3 other arena battles are useless since you have to be at the end game to be able to beat them and then you can't use them for anything else.

Thanks in advance.

LIGHTNING: REQUIEM OF THE GODDESS is the only story related DLC, it was also the last 13-2 DLC. The rest were just skins/weapons or just DLC where you acquire the characters as monsters for your party.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

Snow and Sazh's are also story related....kinda. It atleast explains why they are where they are, and a few other bits of details
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#7503 htz

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:21 AM

Snow and Sazh's are also story related....kinda. It atleast explains why they are where they are, and a few other bits of details

If you own the CE version of the 13-2 guide, it gives the same info near the dev Q&A section for those who want to save a few dollars unless you want sazh or snow in your party.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:48 AM

Thanks yeah definitely stoked to see those on here. I still am not seeing how long they will be available on "post 1" so I'll just assume it's indefinite.


Being that they're first party games and Sony is really pushing this "instant game collection" idea, it seems in their best interest to just keep those three fairly high profile games that they don't need to make deals with other publishers for on the free list forever.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

If you own the CE version of the 13-2 guide, it gives the same info near the dev Q&A section for those who want to save a few dollars unless you want sazh or snow in your party.


Personally I really liked Sazh in my party. There arent any battles in his scenario, so you can literally unlock him the moment it becomes available.

He made getting Lightning's crystal so much easier for me.
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#7506 tylerh1701

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

Being that they're first party games and Sony is really pushing this "instant game collection" idea, it seems in their best interest to just keep those three fairly high profile games that they don't need to make deals with other publishers for on the free list forever.


When the Instant Game Collection was announced, there was talk that the entire catalog would be refreshed over a 6 month period, so supposedly those titles should be gone by December/January.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

the starhawk single player campaign, if you buy/have the online pass already will it be the entire game? or just the single player... it would be nice to trade my copy in but im done with the single player, just using it for multi.


I have the same question and this didn't seem to get answered. I know the Multiplayer can be purchased for $20 as a standalone game, but if I have PS Plus and get the single player free and then purchase the online pass for $10 is that essentially the same thing as having the full game?

Under PS Plus, it shows the Online Pass as the only item that is not "free" so I am assuming you do not need to purchase the Multiplayer for $20 when you are getting the Single Player version and only need to purchase the $10 pass.

Anyone have any insight on this?

#7508 tylerh1701

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:22 PM

^I can't confirm, but I'm pretty sure the answer to that question is no.

The single player file that is free (I would think) only contains the single player content. So the online pass shouldn't do anything to the single player file.

The multiplayer file for $20 is the one that should require an online pass, but if you buy it digitally from the store, then the online pass is included.

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#7509 Brother Daz

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:33 PM

Yeah you cant access the mp from the starhawk sp game. I have a online pass for it already and when I start the game up its only for the sp, no mp option anywhere. Doesn't seem like my disk save will work with it either.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

Well, that was fortuitous. I was on the verge of finally breaking down and buying the 3 story add-ons for FFXIII-2 and now they have a sale on most of the dlc. Even though I wasn't that thrilled with the game overall and especially raw about the ridiculous amount and cost of the dlc, I just couldn't help wanting to see what the 3 story chapters added. Lol, of course this sale is kind of a bad thing as well, at least for my wallet. I didn't plan on ever getting any of the other dlc aside from Omega, which I got for preordering the game from Amazon. However with so much dlc cut in half, I ended up getting all the other character downloads, mainly just because I want to fight them more so than actually use them. But I may play around with developing them as well. Plus I got a few outfits that I liked. And I couldn't give a crap less about the weapons dlc - they'd have to pay me to waste the space on my PS3 to download that garbage, so that was fine. So overall, instead of saving me $7, it ended up costing me $8.40. :oops:

Oh well, at least I have a reason to go back and get the plat for FFXIII-2 now, which I just dropped with 3 trophies left about a month after getting it because I had beat it, done a lot of post-game stuff and was kinda bored with it. This should spice things up a little and give me some extra stuff to do. :)

#7511 vince_carter

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

so, nub question but how often do they cycle these sales? i have a vita but no ps3 and would love to grab some more psp games. the atlus sale seemed to last forever and so is this one.

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#7512 rpg

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

I have the same question and this didn't seem to get answered. I know the Multiplayer can be purchased for $20 as a standalone game, but if I have PS Plus and get the single player free and then purchase the online pass for $10 is that essentially the same thing as having the full game?

Under PS Plus, it shows the Online Pass as the only item that is not "free" so I am assuming you do not need to purchase the Multiplayer for $20 when you are getting the Single Player version and only need to purchase the $10 pass.

Anyone have any insight on this?

u need to buy the $20 mp the pass is useless but if u want to use the pass go buy a used copy from gamestop so u can play mp cost($34.99) tho

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#7513 Jodou

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Any thoughts on or recommendations for the FFXIII-2 DLC?

Most of it is just monster battles for the arena and from all I've heard the extra content is worthless; doesn't add/resolve anything storywise. The outfits are just cosmetic so if you want a different look while playing through the game, then it might be worth it for you.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

u need to buy the $20 mp the pass is useless but if u want to use the pass go buy a used copy from gamestop so u can play mp cost($34.99) tho

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#7515 realit3y

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

Sony is fucking with us literally, Spelunker HD didn't get released on US store but it got released on EU store, I just checked it out minutes ago.

Also on another note Blogcast mentioned that Angry Birds Trilogy was supposed to come out this week which it hasn't come out yet, which means they are getting dumber and dumber, next time get your info right Sony!
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:34 PM

Yeah you cant access the mp from the starhawk sp game. I have a online pass for it already and when I start the game up its only for the sp, no mp option anywhere. Doesn't seem like my disk save will work with it either.


The way the PSN shows this is pretty confusing because they show the online pass in with the free single player and other multi-player freebies. It seems a lot of people will assume the Online Pass is all that's needed to play online (like I almost did) since it is surrounded by everything else the game encompasses. The multiplayer Starwawk version is located in a completely different place and doesn't even appear to be an option at first glance.

#7517 realit3y

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Spelunker HD has been out for 2 years and Angry Birds trilogy is retail. I'm not sure who "they" is but those aren't even Sony games to begin with...


Spelunker HD dlc was supposed to come out this week on the US Store yet it didn't come out: I'm talking about EX9 and EX10 the last 2 dlcs because all the others were released 3 weeks ago, yet today on the EU store they just released the last 2 DLC! WTF?
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#7518 Josh1billion

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

Sony is fucking with us literally

Sony has given me no action to date. :|

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:59 PM

Sony is fucking with us literally, Spelunker HD didn't get released on US store but it got released on EU store, I just checked it out minutes ago.

Also on another note Blogcast mentioned that Angry Birds Trilogy was supposed to come out this week which it hasn't come out yet, which means they are getting dumber and dumber, next time get your info right Sony!


Holy shit, it's not that serious, relax.

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#7520 realit3y

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:12 PM

Holy shit, it's not that serious, relax.


Well considering my situation it might be a little serious but it's not serious as in serious business, but take a look:
my sub ends this week, which means I won't be able to get the last 2 remaining dlc with 50% discount, that is why I find it stupid that Europe did went along what was planned and not US.

That is why I'm a CAG to try to get good deals and discounts, that is why I'm a little upset with the situation that happenned
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#7521 tylerh1701

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:13 PM

Does anyone have this card and can actually vouch for it?

http://blog.us.plays...50-psn-voucher/

I'm not one to open up a million lines of credit, but now we're talking about $100 worth of swag for just opening an account and making one purchase. But I'm just wondering, there are legit no fees associated with the card, as in I can get approved, use the card once, get my rewards, then just never use the card again, and then close down the line of credit in 6 months to a year?

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:17 PM

Does anyone have this card and can actually vouch for it?

http://blog.us.plays...50-psn-voucher/

I'm not one to open up a million lines of credit, but now we're talking about $100 worth of swag for just opening an account and making one purchase. But I'm just wondering, there are legit no fees associated with the card, as in I can get approved, use the card once, get my rewards, then just never use the card again, and then close down the line of credit in 6 months to a year?


In the blog comments a lot of people said their app got denied, so I tried to apply myself as I have a perfect credit rating. The app asks for all kinds of financial info like your bank balances and how much you have in your retirement accounts. I put all that in and was also denied approval.

This makes me think it's maybe some type of "legitimate" phishing scheme to collect financial info. The offer does sound in the "too good to be true" range, I'm sorry I wasted my time applying. I mean, my credit is about as good as you can get, so go figure why they wouldn't approve me.
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#7523 Josh1billion

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:23 PM

Does anyone have this card and can actually vouch for it?

http://blog.us.plays...50-psn-voucher/

I'm not one to open up a million lines of credit, but now we're talking about $100 worth of swag for just opening an account and making one purchase. But I'm just wondering, there are legit no fees associated with the card, as in I can get approved, use the card once, get my rewards, then just never use the card again, and then close down the line of credit in 6 months to a year?

I've had one for several months, and it's been great. Including the initial $50 bonus, I've cashed out about $80 or so of PSN credit so far, almost at enough for another $10 too. No fees, and I haven't been charged a penny of interest since I always pay the full balance every month.

Not using it anymore after you redeem your $50 is one option, but I'd recommend keeping it around for PSN purchases if nothing else, since you get 10% back in rewards on anything you buy in the PSN store (3% on fast food, 1% on everything else). The minimum cash-out for PSN codes is only $10, and they show the code on the page when you check out-- no waiting for a physical card to arrive in the mail.

Two tips:
- never use their log in with Facebook feature on the SonyRewards site (I tried this for convenience.. long story short: it caused many problems with my account later)
- you might have to wait slightly over a month before the 5,000 points (i.e., the $50 code) show up on your account, but you can e-mail their support sooner if you get impatient. :) I didn't initially know that it takes a month for points to show up, so I thought it was bugged and e-mailed them after a week, and that's how I got mine early.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

Well considering my situation it might be a little serious but it's not serious as in serious business, but take a look:
my sub ends this week, which means I won't be able to get the last 2 remaining dlc with 50% discount, that is why I find it stupid that Europe did went along what was planned and not US.

That is why I'm a CAG to try to get good deals and discounts, that is why I'm a little upset with the situation that happenned


Ya, when things don't go the way you planned it can get pretty frustrating.

My subscription runs out in 3 months or so and I definitely want to sign up for a year, I think I'll start keeping an eye out for a deal on PS+ cards.

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#7525 Josh1billion

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

In the blog comments a lot of people said their app got denied, so I tried to apply myself as I have a perfect credit rating. The app asks for all kinds of financial info like your bank balances and how much you have in your retirement accounts. I put all that in and was also denied approval.

This makes me think it's maybe some type of "legitimate" phishing scheme to collect financial info. The offer does sound in the "too good to be true" range, I'm sorry I wasted my time applying. I mean, my credit is about as good as you can get, so go figure why they wouldn't approve me.

That is very weird... though Capital One is a company that preys on people with poor credit scores, giving them high interest rates, so who knows.. maybe they thought you were too responsible and that they wouldn't be able to put you into a neverending interest-based debt cycle. :P My credit score was low when I applied, and I was instantly approved.

The only problem I've had with them is that they limit your available credit for 10 days when you make an unusually payment.. presumably some anti-fraud measure. Since I bought a new PC, maxing it out, and paid it off in one fell swoop, I couldn't use the card for a while.. which was annoying since I usually use it to pay for nearly anything I buy, in order to rack up rewards points.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

Does anyone have this card and can actually vouch for it?

http://blog.us.plays...50-psn-voucher/

I'm not one to open up a million lines of credit, but now we're talking about $100 worth of swag for just opening an account and making one purchase. But I'm just wondering, there are legit no fees associated with the card, as in I can get approved, use the card once, get my rewards, then just never use the card again, and then close down the line of credit in 6 months to a year?


I was denied as well and my credit is fine.

#7527 tylerh1701

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

I've had one for several months, and it's been great. Including the initial $50 bonus, I've cashed out about $80 or so of PSN credit so far, almost at enough for another $10 too. No fees, and I haven't been charged a penny of interest since I always pay the full balance every month.

Not using it anymore after you redeem your $50 is one option, but I'd recommend keeping it around for PSN purchases if nothing else, since you get 10% back in rewards on anything you buy in the PSN store (3% on fast food, 1% on everything else). The minimum cash-out for PSN codes is only $10, and they show the code on the page when you check out-- no waiting for a physical card to arrive in the mail.

Two tips:
- never use their log in with Facebook feature on the SonyRewards site (I tried this for convenience.. long story short: it caused many problems with my account later)
- you might have to wait slightly over a month before the 5,000 points (i.e., the $50 code) show up on your account, but you can e-mail their support sooner if you get impatient. :) I didn't initially know that it takes a month for points to show up, so I thought it was bugged and e-mailed them after a week, and that's how I got mine early.


That is very weird... though Capital One is a company that preys on people with poor credit scores, giving them high interest rates, so who knows.. maybe they thought you were too responsible and that they wouldn't be able to put you into a neverending interest-based debt cycle. :P My credit score was low when I applied, and I was instantly approved.

The only problem I've had with them is that they limit your available credit for 10 days when you make an unusually payment.. presumably some anti-fraud measure. Since I bought a new PC, maxing it out, and paid it off in one fell swoop, I couldn't use the card for a while.. which was annoying since I usually use it to pay for nearly anything I buy, in order to rack up rewards points.


Thanks for the input. That does sound kind of shady about them actually approving lower credit ratings, though I guess it's a legit business strategy.

10% back on all PSN purchases seems like a pretty good deal to me too, if I get the card I'll definitely sync it up to my PSN account. I'll apply here shortly.

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#7528 realit3y

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

I was denied as well and my credit is fine.


One thing you can learn from this, it seems like once they added 12 month psn free, it seems more difficult to get in, if you know what I mean.

Also the comments in the blogs people were saying that because they got the other card recently if there isn't a way for them to get the 12 month psn card.

They got to be CAG's lol
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#7529 mpaullin

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

I've had one for several months, and it's been great. Including the initial $50 bonus, I've cashed out about $80 or so of PSN credit so far, almost at enough for another $10 too. No fees, and I haven't been charged a penny of interest since I always pay the full balance every month.

Not using it anymore after you redeem your $50 is one option, but I'd recommend keeping it around for PSN purchases if nothing else, since you get 10% back in rewards on anything you buy in the PSN store (3% on fast food, 1% on everything else). The minimum cash-out for PSN codes is only $10, and they show the code on the page when you check out-- no waiting for a physical card to arrive in the mail.

Two tips:
- never use their log in with Facebook feature on the SonyRewards site (I tried this for convenience.. long story short: it caused many problems with my account later)
- you might have to wait slightly over a month before the 5,000 points (i.e., the $50 code) show up on your account, but you can e-mail their support sooner if you get impatient. :) I didn't initially know that it takes a month for points to show up, so I thought it was bugged and e-mailed them after a week, and that's how I got mine early.


I echo what this guy said. I got the card last year when they were just doing the $50 PSN credit promo and have no complaints. As someone who was spending a bunch of money in the PSN store anyway, it was a no brainer since the reward points can be used to get credit for the store. I also really like that if you are shy some points for the voucher, you can just pay the difference in cash (so if I am 50 points away from getting a $10 code, I could pay $.50 and get it).

And I've used Capital One for years with no complaints. They have had great customer service (just last night they contacted me because they suspected fraud on the account, but it was because Best Buy keeps charging and crediting my account $350 for my Wii U preorder). I think the interest rates might be a little high, but it doesn't matter if you just pay your balance at the end of every month.

#7530 tylerh1701

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for the reassurance guys. I was approved for $3000 and created a Sony Rewards account. Once I get my card I'll sync it with my Sony Rewards account and be a happy guy!

EDIT: For those that care, my credit was great before I bought a house last month, so that purchase might have helped lower my score quite a bit (I don't know).

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