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#14173401 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by dwo on 07 June 2019 - 06:54 PM in Video Game Deals

Any thoughts on the Ni No Kuni 2 season pass?  The game's in my backlog, but I'm tempted to pick it up since it's the first time it's on sale.




#14138982 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 06 March 2019 - 12:03 AM in Video Game Deals

Apple TV 4K is a far better streaming device for movies than the Xbox One. And way better movie deals than MS that make it worth the price as well as free 4K upgrades.

But it also sucks for gaming.

So not really a good comparison.

Wouldn’t go as far as saying an Apple TV 4K is a poor gaming experience. When you pair it with a gaming controller it can be very adequate. The selection of quality games with controller support is definitely limited... though there are a bunch of great library of indie games available.

Though I completely agree that I’d rather game on a game console if I had a choice.



#14138967 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 05 March 2019 - 11:15 PM in Video Game Deals

If it was cheap enough, I totally would, between Game Pass, digital sales, and GWG. But I probably have way more digital games than the average person because I spend time on here with you nerds. Could be a useful secondary system for a bedroom, for example.

 

With 4k video output, you think about the cost of an Apple TV 4k being $200, which is probably where this MSRP would begin, with support for 4k video across lots of streaming services. Add a Game Pass subscription, and you've got a whole lot of content. 

 

It's not for everyone, but I think there's definitely a market for it.

Not sure if the Apple TV 4K is a fair comparison.  It's actually deceptively powerful for a streaming device.

 

But I could definitely imagine a disc-less version of the S for around $200 or an X version around $350-400




#14138964 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 05 March 2019 - 11:07 PM in Video Game Deals

I think that's also something they are going to have to figure out, as you said "this point in the generation". They don't seem to be even considering hardware generations anymore. It seems at least to me there's not going to be an announcement at E3 saying here is Xbox One 2 and Halo Infinite exclusively on that system. It will also run on the current hardware to different degrees just like a PC upgrade. I do think the OG Xbox One will be killed off and we don't know if this discless system is really just an S without a 4k blu ray drive or if there is even more upgrades inside it. 

 

Wouldn't be surprised if all Xbox One games run natively on the next Xbox system out of the box.  Additionally if there are upgraded versions of games for the next Xbox system I'm expecting to immediately have access to the next-gen version if I own the Xbox One version.   Basically Xbox Play Anywhere, but cross compatibility/ownership between console generations, PCs, xCloud compatible devices, etc.




#14138955 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 05 March 2019 - 10:48 PM in Video Game Deals

Lol another week with the AC Odyssey season pass on sale on PSN, but not on Xbox.

 

Guess I'm going to have to continue holding out.  I would feel silly to pay MSRP for the season pass at this point.




#14135301 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 25 February 2019 - 06:13 AM in Video Game Deals

No, I'm always way behind on my AC games. I'm still back on Black Flag.

Got to push back a little on BottleRocket‘s opinion. General consensus seems to be that Odyssey is a better game than Origins, but I still found both games to be enjoyable on their own. Thought they both served as an effective evolution of the open-world game formula Ubisoft has been working on for the past decade.

If the Gold edition of Origins is on sale for a good price I’d say it’s worth it.



#14135295 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 25 February 2019 - 05:53 AM in Video Game Deals

Hoping for a AC Odyssey Season Pass discount. PSN had it on sale a few weeks ago, so I’d imagine it won’t be long before the same happens on Xbox



#14124004 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 29 January 2019 - 07:22 PM in Video Game Deals

I don't own any of next months games but I have gotten 100% on rogue with a hard copy but having it available is nice.


If I recall correctly it isn't a true remaster but an upgraded port. There would probably be framerate increases and slight graphical improvement but nothing amazing. I haven't played the X1 version yet but with the 360 version being free I'd recommend only getting the remaster if you're a big fan of the franchise.

X enhanced version of the remaster has 4K assets on par with original PC release, and higher quality shadows. It’s also locked at 30 frames per second.

The original 360 version is 720p with an unlocked frame rate. On the 360 it usually ran between 20-40 fps. Not sure how it runs thought back compat.

Overall I think the game held up well for the remaster. It’s an appreciable performance/visual improvement, but it’s probably not worth the $20-ish sale price if you’re content with getting the 360 version for free.



#14123925 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 29 January 2019 - 05:12 PM in Video Game Deals

Of course there's an Assassin Creed sale where the one thing I'm interested in (Odyssey's season pass) isn't on sale.  I remember Origins' season pass started having discounts pretty shortly after release, so it shouldn't be that much longer...




#14117081 Fractured But Whole $14.99@ Gamestop

Posted by dwo on 11 January 2019 - 02:48 AM in Video Game Deals

PSA:

 

I just tested a code for The Stick of Truth :ps4: and it still works, so either they were reactivated or they were never deactivated.  The same may be true about the Season Pass code.

 

Season pass code lists an expiration date of 12/31/2099 (or something like that), so there are no worries about that code being expired if it hasn't been used.




#14115708 XBL Deals - 2019

Posted by dwo on 08 January 2019 - 01:51 AM in Video Game Deals

Tempted to pick up the Darksiders 1+2 bundle now that the games are getting Xbox One X enhancements.

 

Already got them through a Playstation Humble Bundle a few years ago, but the allure of true 4K peaks my interest.




#14115165 Target - $4.99 - Select Nintendo 3DS games

Posted by dwo on 07 January 2019 - 01:43 AM in Video Game Deals

Maybe my viewpoint is in the minority, but I don't get the appeal of the Switch.  For portable usage it's too large to carry around  - much prefer the 3DS or Vita form factor for gaming on the go.  For home usage the Switch is based on a mobile tech so it offers a compromised experience compared to the PS4/Xbox.  For instance the Switch versions of AAA games like Skyrim, Doom & Wolfenstein are impressive, BUT there is no doubt their performance is compromised compared to the other versions.

 

The Switch exclusives (specially those made by Nintendo) on the other hand are amazing, but between:

  1. The great collection of games on the 3DS (and other older Nintendo systems)
  2. The NES/SNES Classics making Nintendo's greats easier than ever to access
  3. The fact that most of the standout indie games on Switch are available on other consoles

... I don't feel like I'm missing out not having a Switch... yet.

 

I'd probably bite if Nintendo released a smaller 5-inch screen sized Switch for portable usage only (near the dimensions of the Vita/3DS).  I'd even be interested in a Switch designed solely for TV usage.  I just don't want to pay extra for a converting system when I don't need that feature.

 

Though admittedly I live on my own, so I could see the appeal of Switch if I needed to share my TV access with multiple people.  I also think it would have been great when I lived in a dorm.  Loved gaming on portable systems during those years.




#14115148 Target - $4.99 - Select Nintendo 3DS games

Posted by dwo on 07 January 2019 - 12:54 AM in Video Game Deals

Is Nintendo about to announce a new system, or is Target just making more space for the main 3 systems? Hmm.
Anyway, I went to two Targets, picked up Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Nintendo 3DS for 4.99. Was looking for the Link to the Past sequel or Luigi's mansions, but shrug.

Wouldn’t be surprised if more streamlined versions of the 3DS systems were announced sometime this year. Maybe thinner design, better battery life, etc. Nothing major, just design tweaks. Nintendo already announced a remake of the Wii’s Yawn Kirby game and another Mario & Luigi remake for 3DS, so all signs point to them keeping the 3DS products in production for the time being.



#14115140 Target - $4.99 - Select Nintendo 3DS games

Posted by dwo on 07 January 2019 - 12:25 AM in Video Game Deals

Got the in store pickup notification

It feels good getting on this deal the day after discovering that my physical copy of Fire Emblem Awakenings was corrupted. Had to spend $40 to get a replacement copy. Balancing out a 3DS loss with a cheapy $5 win 😊



#14115133 Target - $4.99 - Select Nintendo 3DS games

Posted by dwo on 07 January 2019 - 12:12 AM in Video Game Deals

Went to a Best Buy to try to price match Ultimate NES Remix.  Their system wouldn't let me price match that low.  Just called up their customer service, and they were able to price match an in-store pickup order over the phone.  Had to place an order online for full price, and was told I would receive a refund within a day or so to my card.

 

Weird thing was the support couldn't locate the game online on Target's website.  Would have been easier to use chat to share a direct link, but the chat link isn't working for me at the moment.  Glad they were willing to price matched anyway.

 

If something goes wrong with the refund I'll deal with it at that point...

 

Actually glad this game is on sale.  I almost used a 30% off My Nintendo coupon for a digital copy a few days ago, but this is a much better deal!




#14094977 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by dwo on 29 November 2018 - 09:59 PM in Video Game Deals

 

Never signed up for a beta so quickly.  Chose Xbox over PS4 because I imagine there may be X1X enhancements that would trump the PS4 Pro version...




#14084475 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by dwo on 18 November 2018 - 05:18 AM in Video Game Deals

Got an order in for Astro Bot.  Honestly the only thing I'm interested in out of the whole sale.




#14081160 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by dwo on 13 November 2018 - 07:23 PM in Video Game Deals

Offering my two cents if anyone is interested.   While SotTR doesn't break any new ground for the series I've found it to have the most enjoyable campaign in the current trilogy.  It's right up there with the best of the spectacles in the Uncharted series.  Just because it's an iterative sequel doesn't damper the enjoyment much.   I realize a lot of reviewers gave it 7-ish scores.  Imo that score range is accurate, but it's one of those cases where it's still worthwhile to play if you're interested in these type of games.

 

BUT whether it's worth it at the current sale price is hard to say.  Square Enix has dropped the price so quickly on this game, and I wouldn't be surprised to see sales in the $15-$20 price range by the end of the year/post-holidays.

 

Hopefully the season pass goes on sale for the same price on Xbox.  Got some Bing rewards I'd like to use




#14078024 Best Buy Mystery Certificate (Check Email)

Posted by dwo on 08 November 2018 - 08:05 PM in Video Game Deals

I am an Elite Plus member and didn't get an e-mail.

WTF Best Buy?

You’re not alone. I’m Elite as well and I didn’t get the offer.



#14073110 Gamestop 4 for $20 on all ($9.99 and under pre-owned below) expire...

Posted by dwo on 30 October 2018 - 11:56 PM in Video Game Deals

Couldn't find a store with 4 games I was interested in, but I did end up picking up a copy of Watch Dogs for $5 for the PS4.  For some reason Watch Dogs doesn't show up on Gamestop's website when you view all preowned PS4 games from lowest to highest price (was trying to figure out what selection of games were $9.99 and under for this deal), but it'll show up if you search for it.




#14048083 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by dwo on 05 September 2018 - 01:37 AM in Video Game Deals

This place has legitimately ruined me.

I own all bar Catherine...

Thats a shame considering Catherine is the best out of all those games on his list 😆



#14040339 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by dwo on 17 August 2018 - 05:47 PM in Video Game Deals

Amazon's deal for an additional 3 months of Gold with a purchase of 3 months of Gold worked for me.  Received a second redemption code in a separate email after completing the initial purchase.




#14040336 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by dwo on 17 August 2018 - 05:43 PM in Video Game Deals

This is actually a really solid flash sale.  Repurchased Gravity Rush Remastered,Uncharted Collection and Sliver Case.  Owned physical copies of all of those at some point, but sold them with the intent to re-buy if there was ever a solid digital sale for them.




#14039049 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/17: $10.49 Atomicrops, $5 Fairune Collecti...

Posted by dwo on 14 August 2018 - 06:09 PM in Video Game Deals

Any word of Picross e9's North American release?  I think e8 released the same week in JP and NA, but it looks like that wasn't the case with e9 last week... sigh




#14038985 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by dwo on 14 August 2018 - 04:14 PM in Video Game Deals

Maybe Bandai Namco owns the IP as they published the game and is up to them to allow it go BC?

 

I definitely think this is the situation.  Hopefully they work something out with the rights, so it can be rereleased.