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Agent Orange

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#11657974 XBL Deals - DOTW: Batman | GwG: Deadlight ¦ Misc: XBL Spring Sale : Pinba...

Posted by Agent Orange on 01 April 2014 - 04:20 AM

You're absolutely right about all of that, Bobby.  I don't think for a second that all of the "global" game series will be completely canned. (I'm looking forward to the Sleeping Dogs sequel)  I just hope that this focus on more classic style JRPGs will mean a return to something close to the glory days of Squaresoft games.  I miss turn-based RPGs very badly.  I'd love to see some old school FF games, or another in the series of Chrono games.

I think some people are mis-intepreting what Square Enix said. They obviously have way too many of these western franchises to just abandon them. What are they going to do, close off all the studios that do Just Cause, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Hitman, etc. All they said is they aren't going to try to "globalize" them anymore, or try to please everyone by focusing so much on "accessibility" for everyone. Which to me sounds like they will let the developers do their thing more - which could possible mean the games will be deeper/more hardcore and less "focus group" tested (i.e. the games will no longer just play themselves... as almost seemed to be happening this gen). 

 

Hopefully when they refer to going "back to their roots" on the JRPG side, we see some more of their old franchises revived - and not just the Final Fantasy rubbish that was going on this gen. I'm totally with you on wanting to see another Chrono Trigger, but there are many other franchises. Or they could just create a new IP the same quality as Bravely Default (but put it on consoles). It's been awhile.

 

Although for me,  I don't necessarily need or want them all to be turn-based. That gameplay mechanic has had it's day, I actually think JRPG's should be more open and entirely real time (i.e. no separate "battle screen"). The problem isn't that they are trying to do quazi real-time combat systems, it's that they are often convoluted and not particularly well done - and still require you to break away from the overworld to go into a "battle screen". It ends up just being more of an annoyance than anything.  




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Posted by Agent Orange on 01 April 2014 - 03:55 AM

DeathSmiles2 X - Gold Price: $4.99 - 83% off - xbldb

 

 

Happy April Fool's Day

U sonofabitch.




#11600645 Free $5 PSN Gift Card via Sony Rewards

Posted by Agent Orange on 11 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

If you pre order and purchase Infamous Second Son from gamestop you'll get a code on your receipt for 500 points(worth $5). I already pre ordered 3, plan on returning two.

Are you a hobo?

 

Serious question. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 23 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

Lesson so learnt on trophies where you have to do one of everything on a big list with no way to tell what you've done so far: find a list and follow it.

Or do what I do and just ignore those types of lists while enjoying the game. :) 

 

I'll be the first to admit that I sometimes go for achievements/trophies, sometimes even grindy ones if i have the time. But if it's grindy AND you can't backtrack progress if you miss something? FAHGETTABOUDIT

 

I've tried playing games whilst following a checklist on my tablet - at some point I just realized it isn't fun - and too much of a waste of my time. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 23 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

You have issues. Yes, I am a university student. I have multiple jobs throughout the year (5 jobs last year) to constantly pay for my education which is $14k a year (thank God for scholarships and grants that help out). Only reason I have multiple jobs (2 at a most at a time) is so I can experience different types of jobs, network and I don't want to be held down to one job knowing my school work gets in the way. That and eBay pays more money than any of my jobs.

I am the only one who pays for my education as half of my family are also in college and have bills of their own to pay. Can they help me, sure, but I rather pay my own bills.

 

My main job is eBay. I sell games (of course), electronics, computers, etc. Mainly from deal hunting at stores and pawn shops. You may not think that's a job but I make $10k a year doing that and can buy everything I want. I have the free time I need to go deal hunting (though it's my job), do my school work, and still maintain a healthy personal life and a 4.0 GPA. 

 

Honestly, judging people b/c they know to balance their life and you're stuck in some dead end job where you go in everyday waiting to tell your boss off but end up pissing yourself and saying "YES SIR".

 

As for my time. It certainly was not wasted. Spent $100 on the WiiU, $50 in gas, saved $150 from buying it new, and had a great road trip and hung out with one of my best friends. Time to you must be sitting in a cubical all day. Congrats.

 

Should have done that too. I wouldn't drive up there in roughly a year just to do it though. Wanted to piss her off right than and there for doing that to us. But no, she will get a nice message from me from the survey and I will be calling the store to speak to a head manager about the lack of communication in the store and poor manager on her part.

 

You're welcome! Glad others are able to get the deal somehow. Keep us updated on if you get it too.

I wasn't attacking you personally, just stating this was obviously an endeavor only a college student would think is a good idea - and I was right. So what? You actually asked for opinion originally, and I gave it. No need to get hyper-defensive over what i say. 

 

Love how that results in some wall-of-text rant with weak-ass assumptions about what *I* do. Think you need a look in the mirror before accusing someone else have having issues. 

 

Anyway, this is my last post on the topic. I wasn't trying to get in a back and forth - and in the end you did get the deal. My original post was before you went on the deal hunt - otherwise I wouldn't have even replied with what I thought as far as if it was worth going for it or not. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 23 February 2014 - 01:11 AM

Opinions on MG Rising (besides that it can be found on disc for less)?

Get it. Provided you realize it feels more like Ninja Gaiden, than Metal Gear..

 

It had smooth, fast gameplay. It had *SOME* stealth elements, decent challenge (albeit some cheap-cheap-cheap boss fights). The boss fights were really the only weakness to me - most of them were bad to terrible - and while that is important, it did not break the game for me or anything like that. With better boss battles, this might have been in my top 10 games of all gen. 

 

The DLC was also made free at some point, so that adds even more to an already great game. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 18 February 2014 - 11:56 PM

Can I get some thorough opinions on Dante's Inferno? I know it's like God of War, but the Gamespot review had me thinking it wasn't worth my time. Money is not the issue, but would it be a worthwhile venture time wise?

It is a decent God of War clone (in terms of gameplay) - and it isn't very long. So if you are wondering if it's worth your time, the short length is probably a good thing.

 

This is where price comes into play. At $60 the game was too short. It's only about half the length of a typical God of War. The game-play is VERY similar though. For $3.74, it's probably worth checking out since it can be beaten in just a couple of sittings (or 1 long marathon of 6 hours). 

 

I had it on PS3 years ago. For this price, I'm getting it again on 360. So it's certainly worth it for a single play-through - provided you like this style of game and don't expect a bunch of sophisticated combos. It's very simple, and more timing based. On easy difficulty it is essentially a button masher, but so is God of War. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 18 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

If you desperately need to sell your 360 for peanuts in order to afford an Xbox one, you should rethink jumping into the next generation for now...because if you can afford a $500 console - I mean really afford it; not scrap together $500 from gift cards and birthday money - then you can afford to keep your 360. But I suppose this is more applicable to working adults with disposable income.

as for kids and teens...i guess all they care about is instant gratification and could care less if they're getting ripped off. If the bottom line says they'll be getting a new system, common sense goes out the window. Ahh, the blissful ignorance of a teenager.

The normal trade value I'm sure is a ripoff, but this at least brings you very close to "fair value" (of what you would net out of a sale + shipping costs + fees). A fair value trade with no risk, and no "shipping", is a decent deal for adults or teenagers alike. 

 

I'm definitely going to look to do something like this (provided similar trade offers continue to pop up) whenever I "finish" with my 360 and decide to move into next gen. I'm resolved to hang onto my PS3 long term, but if history is any indication that is probably stupid of me.

 

By the time I pulled out my NES, it no longer functioned. Plus alot of my old cartridges went missing from a move.  When I pulled out my PS2 a few years ago - *ALL* of my controllers had mysteriously failed even though the system was kept in PRISTINE conditions. I guess somehow just sitting there so long without use, the electronics/mechanicals inside went bad.  I bought a brand new PS2 controller to play a few games (around the time when they were starting to disappear) - but of course I never got around to actually PLAYING them for more than a couple hours. So I compounded my mistake by wasting $20 on another controller. My PS1 worked, but with so many PS1 classics on PSN I ended up donating the system and physical games to goodwill (save for a few "rare" ones that I sold on ebay).  Basically it has almost universally been a waste for me to hang onto old consoles... I sold my SNES and games for good money. I still have my Gamecube, PS2, Wii... all just collecting dust. Probably should have sold them years ago...




#11454993 Digital Devil Saga - $17.40 , Digital Devil Saga 2 - $16.77 at Amazon.

Posted by Agent Orange on 18 January 2014 - 09:12 PM

If they bother "republishing" these on PS2 years later, I wonder if they would do a HD remaster or collection in the future?

 

I know a republish probably costs them nothing, but a PS3 (or better yet, PS4) compilation probably wouldn't cost them all that much either.

 

A physical copy is not likely, but would love to see more publishers get the ball rolling on digital HD versions of past games... even niche games. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 24 December 2013 - 05:16 PM

I don't know why so many people can't understand that it's a law.

 

Stores must honor shelf prices.

a) the strength of such laws varies state by state

b) pretty sure that NO state flat out requires companies to honor obvious tagging errors or mistakes - so in this case, there is NO law on your side. 

 

These "shopping rights" laws are there to prevent systematic fraud and deception, not to make sure Johnny Cheapass gets his mismarked (or free) video game. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 24 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Price mistake, obviously. Not worth it. Especially if it's a Best Buy you go to. Don't want to ruin PMs, return/rebuys, or other deals for yourself.

That is my thoughts on these types of things when I see them pop-up.

 

Don't want to be 'that' guy, that gets remembered in a store by all the CSR's. Would ruin future opportunities for more realistic deals. 

 

Basically if I know it involves a CSR over-ride before I even go in the store, no deal. I save those for price match, returns, actual service issues, etc. 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 14 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

Who the hell pays to get a discount?

I just wait and the games get cheaper and by the time that happens the discount you get on them is just a dollar or two which isn't enough to make it a big deal. So yeah you get a discount on a 60 dollar game but I end up paying 30 or less simply by waiting a couple months and I don't have to pay for it.

The $30 ($15/year) isn't too bad. I don't believe I'm getting the $30 offer because I let my @GAMER expire like 2 years ago. However for $30 I'm sure I would get my money's worth. Especially if the 20% stacks even when the games are discounted, which I believe it does (so $20 game becomes $16 game). It wouldn't take much to get $30 worth of savings.

 

But they are damn crazy if they think I'll pay $120 up front. That will NEVER happen. I'll just wait for discounts on PSN+ or other places (which can be better) before I join Best Buy's overpriced "club". 




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Posted by Agent Orange on 08 December 2013 - 10:23 PM

Didnt take long before the idiots showed up.

exactly 10 posts by my count.




#11292293 Black Friday Gaming Deals Thread - DEALS ARE LIVE!

Posted by Agent Orange on 28 November 2013 - 02:29 PM

No, this is the stupidest thing ever posted on BF.  If you actually believe they aren't making anything by selling them for $150, you're nuts.

I wouldn't assume the stores are turning a profit on any "doorbuster". Most likely, they aren't. Or if they are it is a very slim "grocery" margin. The idea on doorbusters has always been to get you in the store (or website) where you might also purchase other things.




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Posted by Agent Orange on 28 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

In for MGS: Revengeance. Pretty sure this is the best price ever. I wanted the PS3 version, but for $9.99 I will just have to live with it.

 

Don't think I'll be pulling the trigger on anything else. Alot of this stuff seems to just be leftovers that they haven't been able to get rid of for MONTHS, and I'm pretty sure some of these "black Friday" prices have actually gone up - or at best are just the same prices they've been trying to push on these games for months now.

 

Gears Judgement and Bioshock Infinite are slightly tempting, but it probably won't be long until $19.99 is their "normal" price anyway. I'm surprised it's taken this long for them to start hitting $19.99 all over the place.