Jump to content


* * * - - 31 votes

Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

limited run games omg so rare ps4 vita

#17611 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2953 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

Thanks. I think I understand everything except why do you keep the shipping box if you buy 1 copy or remove it if you buy 2? If you remove it with one copy, does it delete your payment info you're trying to save?

Any time you buy 2+ PS4 games, they are automatically shipped in a box.  If you buy one copy, they ship it in a mailer unless you add a box to your order (which I recommend doing).  If you buy 1 PS4 and 1 Vita copy in the same order, I also believe that you will not get a box UNLESS you buy 2 PS4 and 1 Vita.  Basically, you need to have 2 PS4 copies of any game/games to get them shipped in a box.  Someone from limitedrungames can probably clarify this better.

I use the item in my cart to make sure the info is saved.  All my single copies I buy I always add a box, so by doing this in advance it makes checkout much easier.  Hope this helps.



#17612 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2898 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:42 PM

Thanks. I think I understand everything except why do you keep the shipping box if you buy 1 copy or remove it if you buy 2? If you remove it with one copy, does it delete your payment info you're trying to save?

 

I use the item in my cart to make sure the info is saved.  All my single copies I buy I always add a box, so by doing this in advance it makes checkout much easier.  Hope this helps.

 

This should be your main takeaway, Sonic. Adding the box is meant to give you a *slight* advance on entering some of your stored information. If you are buying one copy of the game, you can keep the box in case you are worried about it getting banged up in the mail. OR, you can remove the box from your cart after you added the game once it goes live. If you order two copies of the game, the box is redundant since you automatically get one when ordering 2+ PS4 games at once.



#17613 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2898 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:45 PM

So here'e my newb question then. I've only ordered once from LRG. It went super smooth because

 

a) it was N++, which took several days to sell out

b) I was on my desktop, signed in, refreshing, etc. (turns out that wasn't needed)

 

Today I can only do this from mobile as I missed the first batch. Is this much more difficult or impossible?



#17614 Jurai  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

So here'e my newb question then. I've only ordered once from LRG. It went super smooth because

 

a) it was N++, which took several days to sell out

b) I was on my desktop, signed in, refreshing, etc. (turns out that wasn't needed)

 

Today I can only do this from mobile as I missed the first batch. Is this much more difficult or impossible?

 

I usually order games while taking a bath in the tub on my phone, so, no, not difficult, I would not advise using paypal though if mobile, just use saved info



#17615 barlush23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   268 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

So here'e my newb question then. I've only ordered once from LRG. It went super smooth because

a) it was N++, which took several days to sell out
b) I was on my desktop, signed in, refreshing, etc. (turns out that wasn't needed)

Today I can only do this from mobile as I missed the first batch. Is this much more difficult or impossible?


No you should be fine as long as you have a good connection. I always use mobile and I’ve only missed one game that I wanted, which was because I was in an airport.

The way I’ve akways done it is using PayPal. I make sure I’m signed in on both PayPal and LRG and start refreshing with about 1 minute left. Be prepared to have to type in your phone number, not sure why but it makes me do this every time.

#17616 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9212 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

So here'e my newb question then. I've only ordered once from LRG. It went super smooth because

 

a) it was N++, which took several days to sell out

b) I was on my desktop, signed in, refreshing, etc. (turns out that wasn't needed)

 

Today I can only do this from mobile as I missed the first batch. Is this much more difficult or impossible?

Difficult. I can see the next batch selling out within 3-4 minutes. Just do your best, and if you miss out...well it's been as cheap as $3.74 or whatever was said. Not impossible, but expect disappointment.



#17617 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7562 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SonictheHedgehog1337

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:52 PM

Any time you buy 2+ PS4 games, they are automatically shipped in a box.  If you buy one copy, they ship it in a mailer unless you add a box to your order (which I recommend doing).  If you buy 1 PS4 and 1 Vita copy in the same order, I also believe that you will not get a box UNLESS you buy 2 PS4 and 1 Vita.  Basically, you need to have 2 PS4 copies of any game/games to get them shipped in a box.  Someone from limitedrungames can probably clarify this better.

I use the item in my cart to make sure the info is saved.  All my single copies I buy I always add a box, so by doing this in advance it makes checkout much easier.  Hope this helps.

 

 

This should be your main takeaway, Sonic. Adding the box is meant to give you a *slight* advance on entering some of your stored information. If you are buying one copy of the game, you can keep the box in case you are worried about it getting banged up in the mail. OR, you can remove the box from your cart after you added the game once it goes live. If you order two copies of the game, the box is redundant since you automatically get one when ordering 2+ PS4 games at once.

Thank you again. I've practicing and I get it now (even though I'm falling asleep as we speak).

 

One final question: What do I say to my boss at work when he inevitably wants to get some important work done at 6:00pm EST? "Sorry dude, shut up and wait while I try to buy a rare virtual reality videogame. It looks like Minecraft, but you stand there and shoot mother Fuck ers"   :D



#17618 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6990 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:53 PM

Any time you buy 2+ PS4 games, they are automatically shipped in a box.  If you buy one copy, they ship it in a mailer unless you add a box to your order (which I recommend doing).  If you buy 1 PS4 and 1 Vita copy in the same order, I also believe that you will not get a box UNLESS you buy 2 PS4 and 1 Vita.  Basically, you need to have 2 PS4 copies of any game/games to get them shipped in a box.  Someone from limitedrungames can probably clarify this better.

I use the item in my cart to make sure the info is saved.  All my single copies I buy I always add a box, so by doing this in advance it makes checkout much easier.  Hope this helps.

I believe it's one PS4 game, and anything else, including 1 Vita game if memory serves correctly. So a PS4 game +1, should get you a box automatically.



#17619 buddha_mjs   Banned Banned   285 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

buddha_mjs

Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:22 PM

Here AGAIN for my 6 month Salt and Sanctuary check. A little less then 6 months this time because I though "there's no way they would go ANOTHER 6 months without releasing"... Still not out? I'll be back in 6 months then.



#17620 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2673 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:37 PM

You maniacs ordering these games on your phone while in your bath are crazy. Every time I order a LRG title, I do it at my Linux desktop PC. I clear Firefox ahead of time, and don't have anything running in the background. My Linux box is hard-wired to my Gigabit switch, which is in turn hard-wired to my router and cable modem. Everything is as fast and stable as I can make it. With a business model like this, I don't leave anything to chance if I don't have to.

 

Doing this sort of thing from a mobile browser with a wireless internet connection while lounging in a bath tub... you might as well hire a man-servant to order games for you.



#17621 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

Thank you again. I've practicing and I get it now (even though I'm falling asleep as we speak).

 

One final question: What do I say to my boss at work when he inevitably wants to get some important work done at 6:00pm EST? "Sorry dude, shut up and wait while I try to buy a rare virtual reality videogame. It looks like Minecraft, but you stand there and shoot mother Fuck ers"   :D

if u buy 1 game, u will get it shipped in a bubble envelope. 100% of the time i ordered 1 game, i get a loose disc from them. i never gotten a loose disc when they ship in a box. if u get a loose disc, u can pop it back in without opening the game. just look it up on youtube on how its done. if u gonna open and play the game anyway, then u dont need to worry. they dont get scratched easily.



#17622 elessar123  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:56 PM

Easiest way to guarantee you get a game is to do as follows (always has worked for me):

1. Log into limitedrungames.com
2. Put an item in your cart (such as a shipping box if you are doing one game)
3. Go through the check-out process up until you see the button "Complete order"
4. Click on the Limited Run Games logo to go back out, but remain logged in so your info and other stuff is saved
5. Wait for the games to go live and then add them to your cart
6. Go through the checkout process once again which should be painless since you pre-saved all your info and shipping stuff prior
7. Game already sold out
8. Go buy it on eBay

9. Someone else profits

FTFY.



#17623 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20826 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:12 PM

One final question: What do I say to my boss at work when he inevitably wants to get some important work done at 6:00pm EST? "Sorry dude, shut up and wait while I try to buy a rare virtual reality videogame. It looks like Minecraft, but you stand there and shoot mother Fuck ers"   :D

Seems like the logical solution is to quit your job.

 

No more nagging bosses.

 

Problem solved.



#17624 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2898 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:28 PM

Difficult. I can see the next batch selling out within 3-4 minutes. Just do your best, and if you miss out...well it's been as cheap as $3.74 or whatever was said. Not impossible, but expect disappointment.

Good advice. Preparing for disappointment/reality is key. My level of desire for this is a solid 6.5 out of 10. I love VR, I really love physical VR games, but I don't plan on having a complete physical VR set nor do I think that this game is that interesting. I will do everything I can to order it but if work gets in the way or if they just sell out that fast I'll have no ill will towards Limited Run.



#17625 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8114 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:28 PM

I use Paypal every time, and have never missed an order or been cartjacked.   Yeah, you have to wait for the timer sometimes but everything else is automatic except for entering your phone number at the final step.  Either get used to Paypal or entering your personal info fast with copy/pasting, which many people seem to fail at doing. 



#17626 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8114 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:32 PM

Thank you again. I've practicing and I get it now (even though I'm falling asleep as we speak).

 

One final question: What do I say to my boss at work when he inevitably wants to get some important work done at 6:00pm EST? "Sorry dude, shut up and wait while I try to buy a rare virtual reality videogame. It looks like Minecraft, but you stand there and shoot mother Fuck ers"   :D

 

January-07-2012-15-49-32-game.jpg



#17627 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11708 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:18 PM

You can buy Thimbleweed Park for 9.99 on PSN right now



#17628 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9212 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:25 PM

You can buy Thimbleweed Park for 9.99 on PSN right now

I think more people buy LRG games to have boxes on the shelf. I'm pretty bad at playing games myself and think I've only opened up one LRG game. Maybe I should open up this old Breach & Clear lol. There also is a very easy to get 20% off code in another forum right now.



#17629 Jurai  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:27 PM

Yeah Wario posted it, I'm picking out a bunch of psn stuff atm

#17630 StudlyOmelet  

StudlyOmelet

Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

Batch #2 sold out in less than 2 minutes. It's good to see the game sell so well!



#17631 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2673 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

You can buy Thimbleweed Park for 9.99 on PSN right now

 

I own Thimbleweed, twice, on different digital services. I'm going to get the Switch version from LRG anyway.

 

To be fair, the Switch is a really great platform for this type of game, so there is some value there. And there are some games that I would not be willing to double-dip on in this manner. Point and click adventure titles happen to be my jam. In fact, I'm going to have to twist my own arm in order to avoid getting the collector's edition. I think I can pull it off. I do NOT need the collectors edition, but the allure of that original Lucas-Arts style box is strong.



#17632 Cagg  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:36 PM

 

 

To be fair, the Switch is a really great platform for this type of game,

Why's that? Is it better than just using a mouse?



#17633 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6990 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:37 PM

Why's that? Is it better than just using a mouse?

Probably referring to touch screen and being portable.



#17634 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:03 AM

I feel like I have to buy Thimbleweed on PS4 even though I'd prefer it on Switch only since all my other LR games are on PS4. Don't want to get in the habit of double dipping.



#17635 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7562 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SonictheHedgehog1337

Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:55 AM

Batch #2 sold out in less than 2 minutes. It's good to see the game sell so well!

I ended up getting a copy in batch #2 thanks to all of the advice here. Thanks again to everyone who posted today. I swear to God when there was 20 something seconds left in the countdown, I was refreshing like crazy, and my hands were sweating, that was the moment my boss's assistant walked in to tell me my boss needed me. "Ok, just one minute please" (while thinking "could you please bother me literally any other moment today, thank you"). It was bound to happen.

 

 

 

 

FTFY.

I wanted to buy an extra copy but I didn't even have the balls to spend half a second changing the quantity and another half a second removing the $1.99 shipping box for fear I would miss out. After already paying the $5.50 shipping for one game, it seems worth it to just buy another copy to trade here if there's no additional shipping cost and you get the box for free.

 

Is the ebay thing just a running joke here? I'm looking at completed listings now and I can't find any recent games that are worth it at all. I see the crazy old stuff like Breach and Clear go for a lot. The recognizable franchises like Shantae and Oddworld are alright. I'm honestly asking. I haven't sold anything on ebay in about a decade, so maybe I'm missing something.  



#17636 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6990 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 22 March 2018 - 03:41 AM

I ended up getting a copy in batch #2 thanks to all of the advice here. Thanks again to everyone who posted today. I swear to God when there was 20 something seconds left in the countdown, I was refreshing like crazy, and my hands were sweating, that was the moment my boss's assistant walked in to tell me my boss needed me. "Ok, just one minute please" (while thinking "could you please bother me literally any other moment today, thank you"). It was bound to happen.

 

I wanted to buy an extra copy but I didn't even have the balls to spend half a second changing the quantity and another half a second removing the $1.99 shipping box for fear I would miss out. After already paying the $5.50 shipping for one game, it seems worth it to just buy another copy to trade here if there's no additional shipping cost and you get the box for free.

 

Is the ebay thing just a running joke here? I'm looking at completed listings now and I can't find any recent games that are worth it at all. I see the crazy old stuff like Breach and Clear go for a lot. The recognizable franchises like Shantae and Oddworld are alright. I'm honestly asking. I haven't sold anything on ebay in about a decade, so maybe I'm missing something.  

First off, glad to see you got a copy, congrats on the win. LOL

 

Yeah, even the most popular games of last year, there are only a few that are kind of high now on the secondary market. Most just have a standard mark up for a game that is out of print, but not in really high demand. Normally $5-$20 seems to be the going rate most often. The demand isn't gone per say, but so many flippers put up copies together and it kills any potential good flips. Most buyers see how many options there are, and they just sit and wait, as they know the prices will be dropping daily.



#17637 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5777 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2018 - 04:49 AM

This video made me lmao:



#17638 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7562 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SonictheHedgehog1337

Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:47 AM

First off, glad to see you got a copy, congrats on the win. LOL

 

Yeah, even the most popular games of last year, there are only a few that are kind of high now on the secondary market. Most just have a standard mark up for a game that is out of print, but not in really high demand. Normally $5-$20 seems to be the going rate most often. The demand isn't gone per say, but so many flippers put up copies together and it kills any potential good flips. Most buyers see how many options there are, and they just sit and wait, as they know the prices will be dropping daily.

That makes sense. Not to mention when you sit and wait for the prices to drop, you have the benefit of probably being able to buy on one of those days ebay has a $15 off $75 promo or the ones lately like 15% off or $20% off



#17639 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:42 PM

For anyone that missed Pixel Gear and doesn't really care about having the LRG version specifically, there's a physical Chinese disc version on Ebay that includes 3 other games (Weeping Doll, Dying Reborn, Light Tracker) for $46 shipped. The description says it includes English language/subtitles so assuming you don't need to know Mandarin to be able to play it. Weeping Doll is a horrible game (speaking from personal experience) but I haven't played the others. At $46 for 4 games though it isn't really any more expensive than paying LRG $30 for one. 

 

I know the collectors will say it's not the same, but I'm just trying to help anyone who may have wanted a physical copy of the game to play in general.

 

https://www.ebay.com...7IAAOSwLUpaVFK9



#17640 denpanosekai  

denpanosekai

Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:51 PM

For anyone that missed Pixel Gear and doesn't really care about having the LRG version specifically, there's a physical Chinese disc version on Ebay that includes 3 other games (Weeping Doll, Dying Reborn, Light Tracker) for $46 shipped. The description says it includes English language/subtitles so assuming you don't need to know Mandarin to be able to play it. Weeping Doll is a horrible game (speaking from personal experience) but I haven't played the others. At $46 for 4 games though it isn't really any more expensive than paying LRG $30 for one. 

 

I know the collectors will say it's not the same, but I'm just trying to help anyone who may have wanted a physical copy of the game to play in general.

 

https://www.ebay.com...7IAAOSwLUpaVFK9

 

I don't collect VR but that's a way better deal + cooler collectible than the standalone LRG release. I encourage everyone to share alternatives to LRG whenever possible (don't get me wrong I support them quite a lot)