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#29941 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:17 PM

The NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION - Vol. 1 Collector's edition is probably the first one I may have interest in in a long time. I loved the NeoGeo Pocket and still have mine but I'm sure this will be priced way too high and I will just buy the standard release. The digital release is $40. I expect the standard to be $50 and the collectors to be between $80-$100 which is too much for me.

I will probably grab the standard release with the standard release of Battle Axe.


PS4 version please.

#29942 Tothoro  

Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:32 PM

Think about it. What's the actual benefit of Nintendo crowing about "timed" exclusivity? And how many of these "timed" exclusives is Nintendo actually paying for? I think it a lot more likely that developers are simply prioritizing their Switch ports. And I don't think this prioritization is happening because of money or contracts. It's just simple economics.

 

The Switch has a sizable install base, and brisk software sales. End of explanation. The metrics likely support that a Switch port will be more profitable, and less costly then an equivalent port on XBox or Playstation platforms. The hardware for the Switch is more modest, but it's also based off of the same basic architecture as most mobile devices. ARM development is not exactly costly or uncommon in this day and age. If you can optimize your game to run decently on the average mobile phone, it will run fine on the Switch. And given the Switch's older and weaker hardware, the resolution and framerate expectations are not nearly as severe.

 

If Nintendo doesn't have contracts with most of these companies, then there really isn't anything to crow about. Claiming timed exclusivity seems churlish, especially if it causes backlash. With no ink on the page, too much of a community outcry could end up changing decisions at some developers. If a developer thinks that their fans would be more demanding of port on a different platform, then maybe they would shift their priorities, and that timed exclusivity could disappear. Why risk it?

Nintendo paid six million for Monster Hunter timed exclusivity, so clearly they do care and are paying (at least in some cases): https://www.nintendo...ivity_on_switch

 

The benefit of timed exclusivity is that they make a cut of every sale on their platform, and if people are only able to get it on their platform they make more money. Monster Hunter sold over 5M units and they get 30% of every sale, they've already recouped their money on that deal and then some. That's simple economics.

 

I will give you, there's no reason for them to tout or even disclose when something is/isn't timed exclusivity. Slapping a "timed exclusive" label on things would only encourage people to wait and deter sales of the impatient. I also know for a fact that a lot of exclusivity agreements are NDA'd, so the devs/pubs wouldn't be advertising it either.

 

I don't think every game that comes out first on Switch is a timed exclusivity agreement and I highly doubt that other devs are getting anywhere near Monster Hunter's $6M. Development often targets the low-end hardware first, and in modern gaming that's the Switch. However, when games consistently come out six months later for other platforms and that aligns with Nintendo's rumored/leaked timed exclusivity window the dots start to connect.



#29943 adam81  

Posted 16 April 2021 - 07:46 PM

Sam & Max apparently had some jokes removed from the remaster. Yay for everyone being offended by everything these days.



#29944 Strider Turbulence EX  

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:23 PM

Do you even know what jokes were removed or just trying to be hip?



#29945 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:02 PM

 
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#29946 adam81  

Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:51 AM

Do you even know what jokes were removed or just trying to be hip?

 

 

Sam & Max Save the World Remastered Censored Jokes vs Original Jokes Comparison - YouTube



#29947 Mobiletortoise  

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 07:18 PM

So it looks like the censorship was mostly related to anything around this Boscoe character.  What I am reading in the comments though is that

 

 As of Feb 3 2021, Skunkape actually released the original game as free dlc for the remastered. Completely unchanged with boscos old voice actor and jokes

 

So now I am curious if will be/is available on the Switch as well?



#29948 ZForce  

Posted 18 April 2021 - 10:55 PM

https://www.play-asi...glish/13/70eat5

 

Play Asia is selling an English version of NGPC Collection



#29949 Equippt  

Posted 19 April 2021 - 02:10 AM

https://www.play-asi...glish/13/70eat5

Play Asia is selling an English version of NGPC Collection

Pix'n Love is doing a European release too, but that book in LRG's CE is dealbreaker for me. And in fairness, they hired Jeremy Parish and paid him to do Jeremy Parish things--even non-LRG related things, it seems--so I'm okay if they use his work to drive sales of their version over the others. I'm just really afraid of what the price is going to be on that thing.

Anyway, the Pix'n Love version isn't up yet, but I'll try to remember to post a link when it is. Also releases on the 22nd.

#29950 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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#29952 marineal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 08:35 PM

Will Best Buy Carry Doom 64 or did they back out? 



#29953 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1445 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 10:37 PM

Will Best Buy Carry Doom 64 or did they back out? 

I doubt they backed out. Why would they put the listing up waaay after preorders ended?



#29954 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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#29956 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13411 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 05:20 AM

Gosh, LRG just keeps churning out the releases, week after week.  At this point no one should be considering them a small publisher anymore.  In fact, the opposite is true.  They are, by far, the largest publisher on Switch, Vita, and PS4 by number of unique releases.  Heck, every week they seem to put out 2-4 new games and no other publisher is even close with that volume.  Most are lucky to get 1-2 games out each month.



#29957 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3572 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 01:46 PM

They've been the largest sku publisher for a long time... though I imagine their actual units/copies produced in total put them more comparable with maybe Sodesco, NISA, and other more niche publishers.



#29958 Tothoro  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 01:53 PM

They've been the largest sku publisher for a long time... though I imagine their actual units/copies produced in total put them more comparable with maybe Sodesco, NISA, and other more niche publishers.

Given how low-run some of the NISA stuff has been I think they've probably even passed them. And Sodesco used to have very low runs too - not sure I know what they've released recently.

 

If they list two games a week and sell 2k units of each then they're selling a bare minimum of 400k games a year. Considering we know that Scott Pilgrim and Shantae each sold upward of 40k units and they release more than two games some weeks I'd wager that 600k is a more safe minimum "educated guess" and 750k approaches likelihood.



#29959 nagpo  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 02:09 PM

They announce a lot of games but their announce to release ratio, as seen in this thread, is terrible. They're a bloated company. All it would take is a few major releases not reaching their funding goal and their business would go under easily. Why? Because they fund current releases with the money people use to preorder further ahead releases.



#29960 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2881 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 03:39 PM

Is anyone buying these random Game Boy games?



#29961 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3572 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 03:46 PM

 I'd wager that 600k is a more safe minimum "educated guess" and 750k approaches likelihood.

That's still well below a single major game released by Ubisoft or most of the other big publishers... which is why I'd put LRG at the bottom of the market with the smaller niche publishers.
 



#29962 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1340 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 03:51 PM

Interesting how they can announce Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl for the PS4 today, and have it in-hand already, but every other game requires more than six months to finally receive...



#29963 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:01 PM

Is anyone buying these random Game Boy games?

I kinda want too but shipping kills it.



#29964 Tothoro  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:22 PM

Interesting how they can announce Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl for the PS4 today, and have it in-hand already, but every other game requires more than six months to finally receive...

That was a mistake and they've since updated it.

 

Multi-million dollar company, folks.



#29965 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20324 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:25 PM

They have to give Jay and Silent Bob release 420 ...



#29966 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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#29967 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24003 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 05:03 PM

Is anyone buying these random Game Boy games?

I bought Shantae, Amazing Penguin and Return of the Ninja. Shantae I already have the original but I'm a big fan of the series. Return of the Ninja I bought because it looked cool. Amazing Penguin I bought bc I needed a filler to hit $100 on Paypal credit.LOL



#29968 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 05:32 PM

Is anyone buying these random Game Boy games?

i am going to pick up StarHawk since it was never released in the US 



#29969 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2021 - 08:03 PM

Will Best Buy Carry Doom 64 or did they back out? 

listed on best buy site right now

 

DOOM 64 Nintendo Switch - Best Buy

DOOM 64 PlayStation 4 - Best Buy

DOOM 64 Classic Edition Nintendo Switch - Best Buy

DOOM 64 Classic Edition PlayStation 4 - Best Buy



#29970 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 08:11 PM

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