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#14326512 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 21 September 2020 - 04:05 AM in Video Game Deals

Sir, this is a Wendy’s.

Large Fries, Pie, Large Coffee. Pronto.




#14326509 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 21 September 2020 - 03:49 AM in Video Game Deals

Even if your friends and family aren’t die hard gamers, hopefully they don’t get a bad deal as this next generation of consoles hit their stride.

Bad deal?  They can save $200 and play all the games someone who paid $500 did.  Why do you people care that there is cheaper version for those not wanting the "best" deal at $500?   

 

We had the VCR, S and X.  What games can't the VCR or S play?   Sure some might chug along but those who have a VCR or S can play all the same games I can on my X.  Can't imagine there will be many if any Series X only games.   Not everyone can or wants to drop $500 on a console.  $200 buys a bunch of games, controllers, and accessories.   Or throw another $100 in and get TWO consoles.  Might be of more value to parents with 2 or more kids.  

 

Millions of people will be happy with the Series S.  They wont care they didn't get the top of the line console.   Just like millions of people were/are happy with their XBox One S or VCR.  

 

Personally I am likely to eventually get a Series X.  But I can see the appeal of the Series S and it should be a fine console for millions of people.   




#14323342 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 16 September 2020 - 08:38 PM in Video Game Deals

Biggest news this presentation is Miles Morales available on PS4 as well. Otherwise this next gen overall is still nothing, but TBA.

Sweet.  About all Sony has coming out I care about for the foreseeable future.  Game doesn't even sound like a full length game.  I am sure it will play well enough on my PS4 Pro .




#14323264 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 16 September 2020 - 06:50 PM in Video Game Deals

Also, can we even use Microsoft gift cards to pay tax? That doesn't seem particularly legal.

Why not?  I buy games on PSN and Live and the tax comes out of my account balance which is funded primarily by PSN and Live gift cards.  




#14323263 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 16 September 2020 - 06:48 PM in Video Game Deals

Varies by local state / county.  All trade credit purchases have been taxed for a couple of years now in TX.

As you said it varies by state and maybe county.  Here in NY as recently as December last year I used trade credit to buy a X1X.  Only tax I paid was on what I paid in cash.  I wasn't taxed on the bulk of the purchase.   

 

Same on buy a new car.  They deduct the trade in from the price of the new car and tax you on the balance.  At work I had to buy a phone for someone in California.  It was whatever the top of the line iPhone was at the time.  Retailed for like $1,000 or something.  Tax was on the full retail value of the phone.  Not the actual price I was paying which was much less (2 year contract pricing).   




#14315589 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 21 August 2020 - 12:48 PM in Video Game Deals

I mean they've only shown some CGI so far, but if it's more a DLC fleshed into a smaller game they have a solid base to work with. 

I enjoyed the hell out of Spider-Man.  I was never really into comic books.  So I had no idea who Morales was until the PS5 announcement.  The fact that this is Sony's big launch game is kind of meh to me.  It seemingly isn't even a full game.  IMO I would be slightly more enthused if they said day one Spider-Man is PS5 enhanced and everyone who owns it on PS4 will get the enhanced version for free and this DLC is included or even available for purchase.  I never even played the original PS4 DLC yet which I already own.

 

I imagine die hard Spidey fans are a lot more stoked though.  But if their best launch title is basically a short game (6-8 hours maybe like Uncharted Lost Legacy or Infamous First Light that is a bit disappointing or at least not super impressive.




#14313625 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 12 August 2020 - 07:50 PM in Video Game Deals

My biggest gripe with Borderlands 3 is they never addressed the Xbox x shutdown issues. Every other game I join with a friend will hard shutdown the system. They said they were looking into it the system came out and still no fixes.

 

I played the free play weekend BL3 on my previous XBox One X.  It shutdown damn near every time I tried to join someone else.  I joined their forums and posted about it in one of the threads.  I got a forum update the other day emailed to me.  Still nothing.  Totally crazy.  I am so glad I bought it on PS4.  I was really debating as I had friends on either platform who were likely to play.  I would have been PISSED if I paid for the Super Deluxe Edition at launch on XBox One and almost a year later it is STILL broken. 

 

I haven't tried it on my newer X.  I don't have a copy and frankly don't want to chance it.   




#14313622 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 12 August 2020 - 07:46 PM in Video Game Deals

 

Re: the DLC, the casino is great and adds to the lore of previous games, the second DLC is a total slog and the enemies are bullet sponges, at least on Mayhem mode.

I agree on the DLC.  I haven't played the 3rd at all.  I got sick in May and haven't really gotten back into BL3.  I think I am waiting for the last DLC and level cap increase but looks like there will be a year 2.  Got burnt out on the farming.  Was playing with a good group of guys but much of the time our schedules didn't line up (especially after we all went back to work).  

 

I am sure sooner or later I will play the 3rd DLC.




#14313613 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 12 August 2020 - 07:11 PM in Video Game Deals

I mean is there anything of note actually launching with the PS5? During their press conferences, I didn’t think they had firm dates for much of anything.

Not really.  Just like the PS4/XBox One X launch in 2013.  Neither had any decent exclusives for many months.  Best game I played was Assassins Creed Black Flag which was on the older consoles too.  It was cool to get a console on launch day but no so sure I will bother this time.  




#14313231 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 11 August 2020 - 01:10 AM in Video Game Deals

1st game I beat was DOOM on the pc. My father was a CAD designer and had access to very powerful computers. He would pick me up from the house and take me to his work. His coworkers and I would play DOOM over LAN. That ended shortly after I was playing some race car sim and actually bricking a $20,000 pc. The company was not pleased but  never found out what happened so thankfully no one lost their jobs.

I think Doom was my first too probably.  I played games on 2600, NES, Colecovision and a few others but don't recall ever finishing them.  I ran a BBS back then and someone uploaded one disc each night.  I chatted him and was like tell me why I shouldn't delete this.  It takes forever for someone to download all 6 (IRC) 1.44 floppies.  He convinced me to try it (I had two PCs) and I stayed up until day break playing it.  I hadn't played a video games like that in years before that. 




#14307696 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 21 July 2020 - 01:51 PM in Video Game Deals

They updated the game so it's more like Wildlands.  It still has the item level mode if you want it.  It's been updated quite a bit, but I've not started it yet.  I got the CE when it launched and none of my friends got it despite enjoying wildlands.

I got Wildlands specifically to play with a group of friends who had it.  It was a blast.   Playing this solo.  Its ok but its no Wildlands.   




#14307695 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 21 July 2020 - 01:42 PM in Video Game Deals

Breakpoint 3 dollars cheaper than last week lol

I picked it up a couple months ago "new" from GameStop.  Just started playing in a few days ago about 8 hours in.  Not sure it's worth $12.  Even with the addition of 3 AI squad mates the game just isn't nearly as much fun as Ghost Recon Wildlands.  Also a ton of crap in the menus.  I haven't figured out half of it.  Don't care for the way they list missions on the screen.  Or rather how convoluted it is to turn some of them off.  Just seems like they went the wrong way with this game at launch and are trying to patch it back to what it should have been.  Probably finish it but not even tempted to buy the DLC.  




#14307374 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by jimbo8574 on 20 July 2020 - 01:13 AM in Video Game Deals

I personally have had perfect attendance during the pandemic and protests due to my loyalty to my customers. Even though my wife and kids worry about me every day. I have received countless thank yous for working during all this world chaos. If your package is delayed i am sorry and do take it personally. I only write on here because i take pride in what I do and many are asking "what's going on ".

Take care Everyone. Be safe in this crazy world.

UPS has been fine for me this year.  Only one delay of a couple days due to civil unrest in the Chicagoland area.   Thanks for all you do.




#14305728 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint - PS4/Xbone $9.99 Amazon.com

Posted by jimbo8574 on 12 July 2020 - 11:13 PM in Video Game Deals

AI Partners are being added this month FYI.  They released a teaser today for them.

Nice.  I cashed out some of my credit with GS recently.  Got this game.  Will wait for the AI partners update.




#14305654 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 12 July 2020 - 06:26 PM in Video Game Deals

Man quite a process, might have to do this if you want some Ubisoft stuff https://drops-register.ubi.com/#/en-US

I can't even get past the first step.  I click the link.  Click login using twitch.  It then prompts me I think for my uplay login.  Which is stupid IMO.  I just click log on using twitch.  I am logged into both twitch and uplay in my browser so I know my credentials.  Neither works.  

 

I own most of their current games so not sure it even matters much.




#14305651 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 12 July 2020 - 06:14 PM in Video Game Deals

If you sign into your "Uplay" pretty sure you get Watch Dogs 2 for PC.... if you're into that

All the free stuff is PC only right?  




#14305497 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 11 July 2020 - 09:42 PM in Video Game Deals

Completely disagree. Was one of my favorites. It dared to do something different and it worked.

I haven't played Primal yet.  I picked it up right around the time I was playing Horizon Zero Dawn.  Figured it would be too similar maybe.  Maybe some day.




#14305383 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 11 July 2020 - 01:09 PM in Video Game Deals

Did people forget that some PS3 models played ps2 games? And a few even played PS1 and PS2 games...

 

 

I had the PS3 MGS4 that was backwards compatible.  I played a handful of PS2 discs my FIL had on it.  Was it worth the $100 premium?  Probably not.  




#14304974 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 09 July 2020 - 09:37 PM in Video Game Deals

The 360 was a great example of process node shrinks because it went through multiple revisions shrinking different parts.

 

Xenon (Launch model) - 90nm CPU and GPU (massive RROD issues)

Falcon - 65nm CPU and 80nm GPU

Jasper - 65nm CPU and GPU

Trinity (360 Slim) - 45nm combined CPU/GPU

 

I skipped a few for brevity, and there were more revisions after this (e.g. Xbox 360E), but they never went smaller than 45nm on the 360.

 

She was talking about the 360, not the XB1.

Thanks I missed that.  Even bigger improvements over the 360 revisions IMO.  HDMI was added at some point as was built in wifi.  And as you mentioned the original had the RROD.  




#14304948 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 09 July 2020 - 07:51 PM in Video Game Deals

The slim model uses about 50% less power (180w vs 90w) which probably contributed to fixing the heat issues, but otherwise yes, it was pretty functionally the same.

They also added HDR support and a bit more power (terraflops).  And got rid of the external power supply.  Also 4K BluRay drive which I actually used sometimes.




#14304746 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 09 July 2020 - 01:07 AM in Video Game Deals

Just realized I have 3. Have no idea when I bought it.

Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk

Pretty sure it was part of the deluxe version or whatever of FC5.   I only bought the base version so didn't get it that way.




#14304682 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 08 July 2020 - 10:34 PM in Video Game Deals

I feel like 3 is the best of the numbered Far Cry games, but Blood Dragon is by far the best in the series. Funny how Blood Dragon was basically an expansion for 3 though- the series has never reached those highs ever again. It needs an Assassin's Creed style reboot badly these days.

I liked Blood Dragon a lot more then I thought I would.  I started it on 360 but didn't get too far.  Then for a couple years didn't have a XBox.  Finally gave it another try when I got a XBox One.  Glad I finally gave it a second chance.  Really cool game.




#14304679 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 08 July 2020 - 10:32 PM in Video Game Deals

I just liked the enemies and environment better in 3. Didn't like 5 all that much. Didn't care for playing in Montana or wherever it was based in.

4 is just more of 3. Didn't seem to innovate or do anything better. Didn't like the boss as much as 3 either.

4 is ok but was a bit of a let down for me. To be fair I didn't play 1 or 2.


I didn't start playing till 4. Why is 3 the best in the series?




#14304582 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by jimbo8574 on 08 July 2020 - 06:19 PM in Video Game Deals

Just grabbed Far Cry 3: Special Edition for $2.99.  Best game in the series.  I don't really care about the others. 

I just grabbed this too.  Best of the series as far as I am concerned as well.  




#14304521 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by jimbo8574 on 08 July 2020 - 02:45 PM in Video Game Deals

They have a formatting procedure they have to do when they accept the trade.  It won't save you time but to be sure it's wiped properly, I'd format it beforehand

On a PS4 I agree.  On an XBox it's a PIA.  If you wipe the XBox they will ask you to log into it anyway.  They need an account on there to test it.  PS4 allows guest.  XBox doesn't.   Last time I traded an XBox One X it was such a PIA.  First store had some POS little touch screen that was so jacked up I couldn't see on screen keyboard.  They didn't have a working keyboard so I took it to another GS which had working equipment.  She claimed they have to hold onto it for 7 days due to pawn laws (which is fairly new 1+ year in my county).  She promised she would wipe it then.  I was like whatever.   Went home reset my XBox Password and made sure the console wasn't associated with my account.  

 

PS4 take longer to wipe in my experience especially if you choose the through option.  But they can easily test it with a guest login.