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#24871 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13180 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:07 AM

Delays are nothing new in this industry and its only 6 more weeks.  I'm fine with the delay.



#24872 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1042 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:37 AM

Yes, but remember, this game was supposed to be released back in October. And as far as I know, neither the devs nor publisher has addressed what has caused the delays. 



#24873 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:12 AM

Yes, but remember, this game was supposed to be released back in October. And as far as I know, neither the devs nor publisher has addressed what has caused the delays. 

Yeah, I didn't even know the EU version had released already. That makes the delay here even more strange. Also, isn't this release just an extra sleeve or something(with bonus content in game), no real extra's like Axiom had right? 



#24874 Tothoro  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:35 AM

Yeah, I didn't even know the EU version had released already. That makes the delay here even more strange. Also, isn't this release just an extra sleeve or something(with bonus content in game), no real extra's like Axiom had right? 

"Also includes: Exclusive making-of documentary, original soundtrack CD, and exclusive studio booklet."



#24875 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:53 AM

"Also includes: Exclusive making-of documentary, original soundtrack CD, and exclusive studio booklet."

Those are some decent freebies I suppose, but they come in the standard case I believe, which is probably better. As those Axiom Verge boxes where tissue paper thin and got damaged with the slightest of touches.



#24876 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:59 AM

I am probably a bit late to ask this, but I am looking for the Minecraft and MLB 15 cases that contain(ed) the download voucher.  If anyone has them and wants to trade PM me. 

 

In other news I am one game away from a Region 1 Vita set (plus the above if you count them).  Never really thought I would do something like that, but I started buying lots of used games when it was clear the flow of releases was numbered. I wanted to have a steady stream of stuff to play since I would suspect this is the best true handheld we will see any time soon (and its my favorite system since the TurboGrafx). Only thing I paid over retail for was the Retro City Rampage release for $65 new off eBay. 

Thanks for your sheets Tweeg, they were helpful!  At some point I want to dig into the release notes.  I actually have two different covers for Killzone and I was totally unaware that there were cover variants outside of LRG.  I bought a good portion of my games used so I don't know what does and does not have an insert, but it might be fun to try and update the release notes to include which games came with a manual/ insert etc.



#24877 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3957 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

I am probably a bit late to ask this, but I am looking for the Minecraft and MLB 15 cases that contain(ed) the download voucher.  If anyone has them and wants to trade PM me. 

 

In other news I am one game away from a Region 1 Vita set (plus the above if you count them).  Never really thought I would do something like that, but I started buying lots of used games when it was clear the flow of releases was numbered. I wanted to have a steady stream of stuff to play since I would suspect this is the best true handheld we will see any time soon (and its my favorite system since the TurboGrafx). Only thing I paid over retail for was the Retro City Rampage release for $65 new off eBay. 

Thanks for your sheets Tweeg, they were helpful!  At some point I want to dig into the release notes.  I actually have two different covers for Killzone and I was totally unaware that there were cover variants outside of LRG.  I bought a good portion of my games used so I don't know what does and does not have an insert, but it might be fun to try and update the release notes to include which games came with a manual/ insert etc.

Out of curiosity, what's the last game? Also, can you take a pic of the two Killzone covers? Never knew an alternate existed



#24878 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1042 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:45 PM

Those are some decent freebies I suppose, but they come in the standard case I believe, which is probably better. As those Axiom Verge boxes where tissue paper thin and got damaged with the slightest of touches.

Mine, thankfully, came in perfect condition and I really like the Axiom Verge box. The design on it is slick.



#24879 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

Mine, thankfully, came in perfect condition and I really like the Axiom Verge box. The design on it is slick.

Well, my first 2 copies from Amazon arrived in a box, so I got excited, until I opened it. LOL

 

Of course both had been smashed with not to bad creases, but damage none the less. When I requested replacements, Amazon just randomly picked me to keep the order, and do whatever, and they would still send the replacements(Must have been some holiday good will or something).

 

So after four copies, I never did get one perfect, but I got two for free, so I just picked the two best, and returned the other two. But those boxes are extra flimsy, so it wasn't hard to see how my first two that came in a box where damaged before they went in, as a heavy handed person could have easily done it when pulling stock.



#24880 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1042 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:34 PM

Well, my first 2 copies from Amazon arrived in a box, so I got excited, until I opened it. LOL

 

Of course both had been smashed with not to bad creases, but damage none the less. When I requested replacements, Amazon just randomly picked me to keep the order, and do whatever, and they would still send the replacements(Must have been some holiday good will or something).

 

So after four copies, I never did get one perfect, but I got two for free, so I just picked the two best, and returned the other two. But those boxes are extra flimsy, so it wasn't hard to see how my first two that came in a box where damaged before they went in, as a heavy handed person could have easily done it when pulling stock.

Geez. I bought mine from Best Buy.



#24881 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

Geez. I bought mine from Best Buy.

Yeah, I have 10x better results when I get stuff from BB, but I'm not a member of their club. I rarely if ever get games at release, so having any of the discount services isn't much benefit for me. I only do it at Amazon because I have Prime for business & video. So I grab a game here and there for ones that I feel may not be around to long, or won't ever get as low as the Prime discount.

 

Amazon is shit more often than not, but returns are super easy, and I get stuff free due to their poor service pretty regularly. So I just roll with, plus it gives me some great stories for CAG. LOL



#24882 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1042 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

Well, the nice thing about GCU is that you get the discount no matter when you buy the game. That's when I take advantage of it the most. The holiday sales were perfect for it, picking up older PS4 games because I finally bought a PS4. But yeah, I get it.



#24883 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Well, the nice thing about GCU is that you get the discount no matter when you buy the game. That's when I take advantage of it the most. The holiday sales were perfect for it, picking up older PS4 games because I finally bought a PS4. But yeah, I get it.

Ah, I didn't know the discount was on going, so that's cool to know and for sure makes them better than Amazon in regards to gamers specifically.



#24884 elessar123  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

Ah, I didn't know the discount was on going, so that's cool to know and for sure makes them better than Amazon in regards to gamers specifically.

Surprised you didn't know that. It works on sale prices, clearance prices, BxGx promos, limited/collector's editions, amiibo/Lego Dimensions/Skylanders. It used to work on Black Friday prices too, but they stopped that last year.



#24885 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:24 PM

I have Amazon, so I use the discount when I can. 

 

If I want something from BB, I just use my friend's GCU account. lol.

 

Surprised you didn't know that. It works on sale prices, clearance prices, BxGx promos, limited/collector's editions, amiibo/Lego Dimensions/Skylanders. It used to work on Black Friday prices too, but they stopped that last year.

RIP Black Friday GCU prices. 

 

But then a week after, they had the same exact sales and you can use GCU. :lol: 



#24886 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

Surprised you didn't know that. It works on sale prices, clearance prices, BxGx promos, limited/collector's editions, amiibo/Lego Dimensions/Skylanders. It used to work on Black Friday prices too, but they stopped that last year.

I guess I had seen it posted before, I just never paid much attention and put 2 & 2 together. Now that I'm thinking back to the fact that the sales prices are always mentioned along with the discount price as well here on CAG. Since I don't shop much at BB, I just assumed it was only on preorder items. In the last year, I bought a few Amiibos, 2 guides, and maybe a few games(all sales items, except the Amiibos). I guess I may have paid for it over those purchases, I'll for sure look in to it for the new year.



#24887 kevers7290   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   348 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

GCU is definitely better for games, but I do still place a lot of my pre-orders on Amazon because Best Buy authorizes your card for the full amount on pre-orders (although the charge is temporary) whereas Amazon does not. You just need to make sure you have the funds available when you pre-order at Best Buy.



#24888 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:18 PM

GCU is definitely better for games, but I do still place a lot of my pre-orders on Amazon because Best Buy authorizes your card for the full amount on pre-orders (although the charge is temporary) whereas Amazon does not. You just need to make sure you have the funds available when you pre-order at Best Buy.

Yeah, I've noticed that issue with them in the past. As that temporary hold seems mostly indefinite to say the least. LOL



#24889 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6486 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:46 PM

Yeah, I've noticed that issue with them in the past. As that temporary hold seems mostly indefinite to say the least. LOL

Unless you're using a debit card, Best Buy drops the hold within a week or less depending on your credit card company.  They used to do rolling authorizations, but they stopped that a year or two ago.  



#24890 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:33 PM

Unless you're using a debit card, Best Buy drops the hold within a week or less depending on your credit card company.  They used to do rolling authorizations, but they stopped that a year or two ago.  

I am.



#24891 idogames  

idogames

Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:37 AM

Glad I held off on SN6. Getting it now.

 

Also missed Exist Archive at $6. Blah. 

I bought 3 copies of EA from amazon for giveaways, if you want I'll sell one at a break even price of cost+shipping.



#24892 Tweeg  

Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:34 AM

I am probably a bit late to ask this, but I am looking for the Minecraft and MLB 15 cases that contain(ed) the download voucher.  If anyone has them and wants to trade PM me. 

 

In other news I am one game away from a Region 1 Vita set (plus the above if you count them).  Never really thought I would do something like that, but I started buying lots of used games when it was clear the flow of releases was numbered. I wanted to have a steady stream of stuff to play since I would suspect this is the best true handheld we will see any time soon (and its my favorite system since the TurboGrafx). Only thing I paid over retail for was the Retro City Rampage release for $65 new off eBay. 

Thanks for your sheets Tweeg, they were helpful!  At some point I want to dig into the release notes.  I actually have two different covers for Killzone and I was totally unaware that there were cover variants outside of LRG.  I bought a good portion of my games used so I don't know what does and does not have an insert, but it might be fun to try and update the release notes to include which games came with a manual/ insert etc.

Congratulations on your collection! And you're welcome! Yes, two covers exist for several of the years 1 - 3 games to conform with Canadian retail requirements. This has effectively ended though as most R1 publisher's are based in the U.S.A. and realized they could save the trouble of having to produce alternate case art for Canada by only offering their releases in Canada through online retailers, or in the case of NISA simply making just one cover art that is already Canadian retailer complaint.

 

That's data I have and will eventually put in the rather sizeable book version of the expanded directory-thing. Was planning to have that out last year in commemoration of a lustrum of Vita. Sadly. not much time on my hands though and ended up literally spending hours over a few weeks just hammering out what the page layout formatting should look like. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist on these things and also a rather big fan of reference books, so getting the format just right and ensuring all vital data that I myself would want available as a collector would be present was a rather big challenge. Must confess I so far haven't continued work on the project now since back in the summer... whilst still toying with the layout.  :wall:

 

Yes, even getting the layout to where I want it isn't the end of the layout woes, because obviously this not being some simple print to PDF project, I've got to import the layout template into Microsoft Publisher and repair any issues that may pop-up. The whole ordeal makes the existing active projects feel like works of child's play by comparison. I don't think I've had this much aggravation from a project since that time I had to relocate PSO Archive and fix all links in every single last page of HTML coding because they were all absolute links... oh wait, I still haven't finished fixing that either! :-(

 

 

Geez. I bought mine from Best Buy.

Same here, my copy arrived in a box in good condition, not squished.



#24893 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:00 AM

Out of curiosity, what's the last game? Also, can you take a pic of the two Killzone covers? Never knew an alternate existed

I took the picture, but I cannot seem to get the image to post (and I do not have an easy way to create a URL).  The front is almost the same on both, until you get to the spine then one transitions to a dark background on the back and the other to an orangish background with different characters.  Check a few ebay listings and I am sure you will find them.  It is not a reversible cover.

 

The last game I do not have is Code Realize Guardian of Rebirth until all of the new Limited Run Releases hit later in the month, but I grab those on release day.  It looks like Velocity 2x was delayed.  My plan was to engineer that game being the final game I buy to complete the set.  (Seems like a much better last game).  It also sounds like there are a few more non LRG physical releases that will hit this year so I will not really be done.



#24894 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

trinken wir

Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:08 AM

Congratulations on your collection! And you're welcome! Yes, two covers exist for several of the years 1 - 3 games to conform with Canadian retail requirements. This has effectively ended though as most R1 publisher's are based in the U.S.A. and realized they could save the trouble of having to produce alternate case art for Canada by only offering their releases in Canada through online retailers, or in the case of NISA simply making just one cover art that is already Canadian retailer complaint.

 

That's data I have and will eventually put in the rather sizeable book version of the expanded directory-thing. Was planning to have that out last year in commemoration of a lustrum of Vita. Sadly. not much time on my hands though and ended up literally spending hours over a few weeks just hammering out what the page layout formatting should look like. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist on these things and also a rather big fan of reference books, so getting the format just right and ensuring all vital data that I myself would want available as a collector would be present was a rather big challenge. Must confess I so far haven't continued work on the project now since back in the summer... whilst still toying with the layout.  :wall:

 

Yes, even getting the layout to where I want it isn't the end of the layout woes, because obviously this not being some simple print to PDF project, I've got to import the layout template into Microsoft Publisher and repair any issues that may pop-up. The whole ordeal makes the existing active projects feel like works of child's play by comparison. I don't think I've had this much aggravation from a project since that time I had to relocate PSO Archive and fix all links in every single last page of HTML coding because they were all absolute links... oh wait, I still haven't finished fixing that either! :-(

 

 

Same here, my copy arrived in a box in good condition, not squished.

Sort of curious about the variants.  I know the MLB releases had Canadian players on the front, but I would be curious to know what the required difference is between US and Canadian releases.  Do they have a different UPC?  I did not get the regular and limited version when a release had multiple versions and I do not have the energy to go after another wave, but I might try to get the variants for my favorite games.

Just when I thought I was out, I get sucked back in...



#24895 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:43 AM

Yeah, I've noticed that issue with them in the past. As that temporary hold seems mostly indefinite to say the least. LOL

That stinks.  I also use a debit card to preorder with Best Buy, and my charge always drops in 3-5 days.  I guess different banks handle it different :( That is kinda nice tho. I sometimes use paypal to have games paid off.  That way when I get crazy months with a ton of games, it doesn't seems so bad.  I should make it more of a habit.



#24896 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

That stinks.  I also use a debit card to preorder with Best Buy, and my charge always drops in 3-5 days.  I guess different banks handle it different :( That is kinda nice tho. I sometimes use paypal to have games paid off.  That way when I get crazy months with a ton of games, it doesn't seems so bad.  I should make it more of a habit.

My last few purchases from them have been ship now type items, so I haven't noticed if the holds hang around as long or not. And even when they did, I only ever get sale items or stuff rather cheap anyways, so I never got in trouble because of it.

 

Yeah, Paypal is best, but I try not to use that when an item might not be shipping for awhile. As the charge back window used to be smaller, 3 months I believe. But I think that was moved to 6 months not to long ago, so that would cover most preorder items, unless they get delayed for an extended period.



#24897 Tweeg  

Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Sort of curious about the variants.  I know the MLB releases had Canadian players on the front, but I would be curious to know what the required difference is between US and Canadian releases.  Do they have a different UPC?  I did not get the regular and limited version when a release had multiple versions and I do not have the energy to go after another wave, but I might try to get the variants for my favorite games.

Just when I thought I was out, I get sucked back in...

Canada is a country with two official languages, English and French. As such retail products are required to have bilingual packaging. The Canada exclusive cover art variants thus include French and bare a different UPC code from their American counterparts. And yes, MLB and FIFA games have different players appearing on their cover art pending what country or region they were released in.

 

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Killzone: Mercenary                                             ||  9/10/2013 ||
|| M    ||  1  || 711719220220 || PCSA-22022    || U.S.A. Release Package     ||
|| M    ||  1  || 711719221661 || PCSA-22022    || Canada Release Package     ||
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The actual game carts inside of the packages are the same, it really is just the cover art, and possibly inserts which may have been inside that differs. Inserts in Canadian releases are really the only data item I lack good information on due to being about a thousand miles south of our frosty neighbor. Most of the inserts are farely lacking in the way of text showing just a image or two with title to advertise another game, and even then inclusions of such has been rather uncommon.



#24898 Tweeg  

Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:38 AM

whispered voice: Is it safe?

Tweeg: Huh?

whispered voice: Is it safe? My complete collection?

Tweeg: Uhhhm...

whispered voice: I'm a little OCD, you aren't about to do something to compel me to spend more money are you?

Tweeg: Ehhh, well...

whispered voice: <voice raises into a panic stricken state> OMG! What have you done Tweeg!?

Tweeg: I'm sorry snowflake. <hands a copy of the print out>

whispered voice: <deafening wail> NOOO0000000ooooooooooooo!

Tweeg: Well at least Squarehard may find it useful.

 

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Hide yo' wife! Hide yo' kidz! Ain't no wallet safe!!!

 

Introducing, the PS Vita Region 1 Physical Games Supplementary Checklist.:
http://www.tweeg.pso...ive.com/collect


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#24899 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Tweeg, your list are always greatly appreciated^

 

BTW, Tokyo Xanadu Limited Edition is at $39.65 currently at Amazon. I've been watching it for about a month now hoping it would drop below $40, and it finally did. It may get lower, as the drops have been up & down, with it getting lower each time. But I can't be greedy when a retail game for $70, is 43% off. It's also sold out most places, so to get any discount at this point is tits.

 

https://www.amazon.c...rds=xanadu vita

 

EDIT: Damn, it just dropped 19 cents, Fuuuuuuuuu! LOL



#24900 spoderman  

Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

Thanks Tweeg, your list are always greatly appreciated^
 
BTW, Tokyo Xanadu Limited Edition is at $39.65 currently at Amazon. I've been watching it for about a month now hoping it would drop below $40, and it finally did. It may get lower, as the drops have been up & down, with it getting lower each time. But I can't be greedy when a retail game for $70, is 43% off. It's also sold out most places, so to get any discount at this point is tits.
 
https://www.amazon.c...rds=xanadu vita
 
EDIT: Damn, it just dropped 19 cents, Fuuuuuuuuu! LOL

There's demand for this? I didn't see the point of getting it when there's a superior version of the game out for PS4/PC. I guess it's ok as a collectible, no reason to play the old version at this point though.