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#32881 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1319 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

BoxPizzaBox

Posted 20 April 2021 - 02:18 PM

Wasn't the actual PSP store closed down in like 2016 or something?

I'm a little confused by what they mean too.

I believe their PC software Media Go, while updates were discontinued, still functions. It's somewhat unknown but I would've adored to have had this same function for Vita. You can download your games and media from PSN directly to your PC, keep them there as a backup, and then transfer to your PSP later. When the PSP store on the system was closed I remember this being mentioned as "this will still work", so I wonder if they're finally going to kill it off.

 

I suppose the second possibility is the removal of PSP content from the PS3/Vita stores?



#32882 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   821 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 20 April 2021 - 07:08 PM

I was asking around about this yesterday and from what I learned apparently you're still able to buy stuff on the PSP. Sony did close the store for browsing but apparently you're able to search for games by name and buy them. Can't confirm that myself since my PSP battery exploded and I don't care to buy a new one since I just play on my Vita anyway, but, multiple people were explaining how it worked so I assume it's accurate. People seem to think that is what Sony means by turning off "PSP commerce." 

 

Regardless, the blog post doesn't really do a good job explaining it. Would be nice if they'd confirm PSP games will still be on the Vita store.



#32883 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5532 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2021 - 04:01 PM

So Great Ace Attorney Chronicles release has been confirmed for July 21st.

Kinda pissed at Capcom last gen, actually, what do they have against western 3DS owners? No Monster Hunter XX, no Great Ace Attorney games, no Gaist Crusher, RER2 developed for nearly every platform other than the one RER originally came on, pffft.

#32884 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6225 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:59 PM

Tales of arise(ia) got a release date. 9\9\21. I'm surprised that they are not delaying it to next year.

#32885 elessar123  

Posted 21 April 2021 - 11:15 PM

I'm still confused if there's a native PS5 version or not, since I only see the PS4 (PS5 compatible) versions available.



#32886 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20324 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2021 - 11:51 PM

I'm still confused if there's a native PS5 version or not, since I only see the PS4 (PS5 compatible) versions available.

there will be a PS5 disc version

 

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#32887 elessar123  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:07 AM

Ah I didn't see that. I only saw the PS4/Xbone pre-orders.



#32888 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:27 AM

Tales of arise(ia) got a release date. 9\9\21. I'm surprised that they are not delaying it to next year.


It's called, "We need revenues, dude!" With so many releases likely getting pushed back to 2022, I'm sure publishers are scrambling to decide which games that have been around just need to go out to bring in dollars.

#32889 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3156 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:39 AM

Started feeling like it's time to replay P3 again. Decided to play Persona Q instead since I hadn't touched the premium edition after purchasing 5 years ago. Good news is that my cartridge seems to work fine. Bad news is that.. unless im missing something.. I apparently have to manually draw every wall in every dungeon for the entire game?

#32890 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6225 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:53 AM

It's called, "We need revenues, dude!" With so many releases likely getting pushed back to 2022, I'm sure publishers are scrambling to decide which games that have been around just need to go out to bring in dollars.

I get that but there wasn't much about the game out thus far till now so usually that means its in early development. It was supposed to release last year but then they said that there was an issue encountered and had to delay the release to na. Now all the sudden it has a solid release date and its less than 6 months out. Typically something like that would have been announced at tales of festival (granted they had to do it online only after cancelling the one planned from last year) a month back or so. So to me it sounds like they didn't know it was gonna release until after that or they were cautiously waiting to see if they'd announce it or not. 

 

Either way with that solid release date barring delays they have 4 months to announce the remaining party members, dlc, antagonists, important npcs and voice actors, and whatever the opening is going to be.  And possibly put out a demo since a couple tales of titles for the last few years have had demos available prior to release (zestiria vesperia berseria).



#32891 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6225 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:56 AM

Started feeling like it's time to replay P3 again. Decided to play Persona Q instead since I hadn't touched the premium edition after purchasing 5 years ago. Good news is that my cartridge seems to work fine. Bad news is that.. unless im missing something.. I apparently have to manually draw every wall in every dungeon for the entire game?

I don't recall reading that the cart issues applied to anything other than the launch copies so you might be safe.  But cart errors can appear at any time while playing it. While getting the game to read and load is a big deal in and of itself it doesn't mean that the copy will work the whole way through. At least going by all the topics I read on reddit, gfaqs, neogaf and such which is why I purchased it digitally instead of physically.



#32892 artego   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:54 AM

Now all the sudden it has a solid release date and its less than 6 months out. Typically something like that would have been announced at tales of festival (granted they had to do it online only after cancelling the one planned from last year) a month back or so.

I think we should be applauding companies for announcing release dates in a timely manner, when they have a date they feel they can stick with, and not something far off where they'll continue to delay again and again.

 

And they did give news at the Tales of Festival. They gave a new trailer, and announced they would give a new development update for Tales of Arise in Spring 2021. Which is now.



#32893 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6225 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:36 AM

I think we should be applauding companies for announcing release dates in a timely manner, when they have a date they feel they can stick with, and not something far off where they'll continue to delay again and again.

 

And they did give news at the Tales of Festival. They gave a new trailer, and announced they would give a new development update for Tales of Arise in Spring 2021. Which is now.

It wasn't a new trailer. 

 

It's pretty normal for bamco to announce the games they are releasing in a timely fashion since they want to build up on release info and occasionally do teasers and countdown sites prior to release. They don't delay games either under normal circumstances. 



#32894 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 08:52 AM

Not sure anyone cares but VideoGames 911 on Amazon has the ESRB PS4 version of Disaster Report 4 for $58+$5 shipping which is near msrp. The game has been hovering the $95-$130 area for awile and PS5 does fix the performance issues from the PS4/Switch versions. I was a bit skeptical at first but I got my copy in on Friday and it was legit. I was also pretty happy to find out I claimed the Epilogue DLC back when it was free on release.

https://www.amazon.c...4/dp/B07TQ9V2KV


Down to $51.75 plus shipping. Just placed an order!

#32895 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20324 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 02:27 PM

Tales of Arise Collector's Edition (Namco store exclusive)

 

https://www.bandaina...n-playstation-5

 

I owned every Tales Collector's edition and I am thinking of skipping this and keeping my GCU copy



#32896 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9593 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:05 PM

Oof.  I have most of them, but I just don't do that anymore.  Think they used to be $100-$120 too. 



#32897 Tothoro  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:11 PM

Tales is my favorite franchise so I'll bite regardless but yeah, $210 and change after tax isn't ideal.



#32898 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1442 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:13 PM

Down to $51.75 plus shipping. Just placed an order!

Thanks for the heads up, I bit the bullet at this price.  Hesitated when I saw they listed on ebay for less and bumped the price back up again



#32899 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3573 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:23 PM

Haven't seen this posted on CAG, but The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for switch is up for physical preorder at Gamestop.  I'm waiting for BB or Amazon to get it... though I hope Walmart gets it so it'll have that walmart in store discount.  Still $40 MSRP is pretty sweet for the combo.   I was hoping the physical would be like the content mentioned at the end of the video and have the TGAA Chronicles and Phoenix Wright Trilogy bundle that was mentioned, but it's just Chronicles.

https://www.gamestop...y/11138922.html

Box art is sweet... not a jpg...so probably wont load but he link should work:
https://media.gamest...-Attorney?$pdp$


There is also a JP physical bundle of Chronicles and the Trilogy.

https://nintendoever...n-1-656x394.jpg

Play asia already sold out of their initial allotment of the switch version:
https://www.play-asi...b?tagid=1248773

 

But the ps4 version is still available:
https://www.play-asi...ted-e/13/70eedf



#32900 ayuchan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   152 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:34 PM

Haven't seen this posted on CAG, but The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for switch is up for physical preorder at Gamestop.  I'm waiting for BB or Amazon to get it... though I hope Walmart gets it so it'll have that walmart in store discount.  Still $40 MSRP is pretty sweet for the combo.   I was hoping the physical would be like the content mentioned at the end of the video and have the TGAA Chronicles and Phoenix Wright Trilogy bundle that was mentioned, but it's just Chronicles.

https://www.gamestop...y/11138922.html

Box art is sweet... not a jpg...so probably wont load but he link should work:
https://media.gamest...-Attorney?$pdp$


There is also a JP physical bundle of Chronicles and the Trilogy.

https://nintendoever...n-1-656x394.jpg

Play asia already sold out of their initial allotment of the switch version:
https://www.play-asi...b?tagid=1248773

 

But the ps4 version is still available:
https://www.play-asi...ted-e/13/70eedf

I believe if a game is $40 MSRP, Walmart won't sell it cheaper than that right? Hades was $35 MSRP and Walmart sold it for $29.88 though, but it's OOS everywhere near me. Good Amazon sells it for the same price now.



#32901 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3573 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:57 PM

I believe if a game is $40 MSRP, Walmart won't sell it cheaper than that right? Hades was $35 MSRP and Walmart sold it for $29.88 though, but it's OOS everywhere near me. Good Amazon sells it for the same price now.

If Walmart carries it in store, it would be $33.88 or something around that.   I think every retail $40 switch game I've bought there in the last couple years has been that way.



#32902 ayuchan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   152 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 06:07 PM

If Walmart carries it in store, it would be $33.88 or something around that.   I think every retail $40 switch game I've bought there in the last couple years has been that way.

Oh I had no idea, good to know, I'll check brickseek once it's close to the release date, thanks for the heads up!



#32903 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1425 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 07:27 PM

I have most, if not all, of the modern Tales CEs as well, but I don't really have the room for another CE figure and it's a bit pricey too. If it left out the figure and was around $100 I'd probably pick it up.

 

Speaking of too pricey CEs, my Nier Replicant CE should be arriving today :)

 

Edit: EU also has an exclusive alternate Tales CE (https://twitter.com/...248050042621956) and unless it just isn't listed, their CE of the version NA gets also includes a bunch of extra DLC :/



#32904 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37960 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 07:28 PM

There is also a JP physical bundle of Chronicles and the Trilogy.

https://nintendoever...n-1-656x394.jpg

Play asia already sold out of their initial allotment of the switch version:
https://www.play-asi...b?tagid=1248773

 

But the ps4 version is still available:
https://www.play-asi...ted-e/13/70eedf

Thanks for this--I knew it was coming and planned on getting a PS4 version, but I didn't know Play-Asia already had listings up.



#32905 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1794 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:58 AM

Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection up on Amazon Japan

 



#32906 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11563 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:02 AM

Grabbed one of each version! Didn't even know this was gonna be a thing but I'm glad I was up to catch it



#32907 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1794 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:03 AM

Also MH Stories 2 Collectors Edition seems to be Gamestop/EBGames exclusive



#32908 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37960 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:09 AM

Also MH Stories 2 Collectors Edition seems to be Gamestop/EBGames exclusive

Am I missing something? I don't see anything in that screenshot indicating their exclusivity.



#32909 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1794 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:11 AM

Am I missing something? I don't see anything in that screenshot indicating their exclusivity.

Sorry it was in the tweet  it doesn't say exclusive though they are mentioned specifically. I am hoping it pops soon so I can sleep 



#32910 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3573 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 02:54 PM

It's not active yet, but The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is on Best Buy (switch version, I primarily follow switch releases)...

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6461581