Jump to content


* * * * - 9 votes

Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread


#4921 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6984 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:52 PM

Well...I did find Gone Home pretty boring. :-

LOL, dually noted.



#4922 spoonTRex   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

spoonTRex

Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:26 PM

iam8bit is offering up their first NS title, Gone Home. I'm not familiar with this title, so I'll have to look up some vids. Due to ship Q1 of 2019, so enter at your own risk. LOL

 

https://store.iam8bi...hysical-edition

 

EDIT: Just looked up the game, and I'll for sure grab a copy, as it looks rather good.

No PS4 edition? Come on, people! (Or was there one and I've missed it?)



#4923 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:05 PM

I LOVED Gone Home. I was so entranced by the story.

#4924 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12201 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:18 AM

Blade Strangers on PS4 seems to either be selling really well or be the victim of a very small print run. It released yesterday, and it is already sold out online at Best Buy and Gamestop. No Best Buys near me have it any more (some did yesterday), and very few Gamestop stores have it. Many retailers aren't carrying it, and even some of the lesser know e-tailers (like Deep Discount) are sold out / back-ordered. It looks like Amazon is going to be the only option here pretty soon.

Best Buy could still get some more in as the Switch version also had a "sold out" status for a few days last week after it just released, but they got some more in.  Though I also can believe the small print run since titles like Dead Cells sold 4 times as much on the Switch then on the PS4. Companies might finally be adjusting for that.



#4925 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:12 AM

Well...I did find Gone Home pretty boring. :-

 

 

I found Rime boring but I enjoyed Abzu. :lol:

most boring game i played and beat was Gone to Rapture. got all the trophies. game is beautiful and the music is great but the game is so damn boring.



#4926 mr_top_hat   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

mr_top_hat

Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:26 PM

iam8bit is offering up their first NS title, Gone Home. I'm not familiar with this title, so I'll have to look up some vids. Due to ship Q1 of 2019, so enter at your own risk. LOL

 

https://store.iam8bi...hysical-edition

 

EDIT: Just looked up the game, and I'll for sure grab a copy, as it looks rather good.

I read some not so great things about iam8bit, how trustworthy are they? Also, is this an open pre order until release or is it a specific amount?



#4927 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4863 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:29 PM

I read some not so great things about iam8bit, how trustworthy are they? Also, is this an open pre order until release or is it a specific amount?

I'm not sure about the open pre-order vs set print run.

 

People have had issues with them in the past, and tons of people have had no issues. They are a completely legitimate company; they just don't always handle things the way people want--which is to be expected. If you want the game, order it without worry. 



#4928 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6984 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:56 PM

I read some not so great things about iam8bit, how trustworthy are they? Also, is this an open pre order until release or is it a specific amount?

Yeah, I've personally used them more times than I can count over the years, and I've never had a single issue. I believe most issues come from their release of Rez awhile back, and whatever issues it had at the time. I didn't order that title, so I don't remember all the details, but there where many who had problems. As for how big the run will be, I would guess at least the minimum for an NS title, whatever that is? I don't expect a sell out anytime soon, but I wouldn't wait if your interested, as who can say what may or may not be done in regards to qty's produced. 

 

They have offered some qty's over the years I thought for sure would have lasted well past release, only to have some stuff sell out within a rather short period of time.



#4929 Jurai  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:26 PM

I read some not so great things about iam8bit, how trustworthy are they? Also, is this an open pre order until release or is it a specific amount?

I stopped ordering from iam8bit after the Rez debacle



#4930 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11703 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:35 PM

I had a wonderful experience with them from the Hyper Light Drifter sale. Ymmv i guess

#4931 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6160 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:57 PM

A lot of the complaints regarding Iam8Bit come down to excessive delays and a failure to properly communicate about them and a poor customer service approach they take in connection with damaged vinyl and other items.  Their basic policy is that orders damaged in transit via Media Mail or USPS First Class International are not eligible for replacement or refund if they arrive damaged.  Since most heavy vinyl is shipped media mail, this infuriates vinyl collectors.    



#4932 darksurtur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:07 PM

A lot of the complaints regarding Iam8Bit come down to excessive delays and a failure to properly communicate about them and a poor customer service approach they take in connection with damaged vinyl and other items. Their basic policy is that orders damaged in transit via Media Mail or USPS First Class International are not eligible for replacement or refund if they arrive damaged. Since most heavy vinyl is shipped media mail, this infuriates vinyl collectors.


Is that really their policy? They are just asking for chargebacks in that case.

#4933 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6160 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:59 PM

Is that really their policy? They are just asking for chargebacks in that case.

Yes, but in several instances that were made public on Twitter and Facebook, they bowed down to crowd pressure.  It remains their policy though and I'm sure some people just accept it without making a fuss.



#4934 darksurtur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:04 PM

Yes, but in several instances that were made public on Twitter and Facebook, they bowed down to crowd pressure. It remains their policy though and I'm sure some people just accept it without making a fuss.


I'm not sure that's a sustainable policy. For example, they could use terrible packaging or just mail out broken items, then disavow any responsibility for a replacement. Consumer laws tend to favor the buyer pretty heavily in this scenario.

#4935 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:43 PM

I wouldn't preorder from iam8bit again after they made me wait like 9 months for Gang Beasts (after saying it would only be 2-3 and then being radio silent). I would order once they have product in hand, though. Didn't have an issue with the product itself. If Gone Home is anything like the last few releases, the game will be available to order after the preorder period so I would warn you to not bite unless you want to float a company a 6 month loan.



#4936 kevers7290   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

kevers7290

Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:11 AM

Yeah, I'll never order from them again. After waiting months for my Shadow of the Colossus soundtrack, I received a warped record that sounded terrible. They flat out told me I was  Fuck out of luck because it was shipped media mail. This was not a cheap record by the way. They've lost me as a customer.



#4937 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6984 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:38 AM

Yeah, I'll never order from them again. After waiting months for my Shadow of the Colossus soundtrack, I received a warped record that sounded terrible. They flat out told me I was  Fuck out of luck because it was shipped media mail. This was not a cheap record by the way. They've lost me as a customer.

So, do they state clearly during the ordering process that if media mail is used, your SOL when something goes wrong? Are there other options available, that if something goes wrong, they will replace said items? I use media mail weekly, and have insured many items for that shipping method, and have had claims paid with no issues(well at least no issue for USPS). First class international does not allow for insurance(which is why I don't offer it for things of value), but media mail is a within the US only method of shipping, and insurance is very much allowed(for a fee of course).

 

Now, I can't stand Ebay 90% of the time, as they are beyond pro buyer, but the one thing they did years ago which I actually stand behind, is the seller is responsible for any item arriving in proper condition to the buyer, period. Ebay once had an option to allow for insurance within the listing, but it wasn't mandatory, so it was up to the buyer to pay for it(and for the seller to offer it). Of course none did, and when stuff went tits up, instead of Ebay saying you didn't buy insurance, to bad, it fell to the seller anyways, so they just removed that option. Now I just raise my shipping rates to cover insurance for items that need it.

 

I've used iam8bit many times over the years with no issues, but these shipping stories are given me a HUGE pause in regards to using them again. I'll for sure have to look more in to this, as it seems criminal on many levels. If of course it clearly states media mail doesn't offer insurance, while others more expensive shipping does, and if users are still picking it, then there's no issue. But if none of this is made clear before hand, paypal or my cc company would for sure be involved in any situation like I've seen described here. Thanks for the fair warnings to all who provided them.



#4938 dnl2ba   Inadvertent collector CAGiversary!   452 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:39 AM

Copy/paste from my post in the CE thread for my fellow limited runners:

 

I noticed Dark Souls Trilogy and its steelbook are now up for preorder at Best Buy. (I think it's been up at Amazon for longer.) We've previously heard the physical collection will be a limited run, "so players should pre-order if possible."



#4939 4tygames   Cover Guru CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:06 PM

No one mentioned it but Play Asia’s Leap of Fate PS4 limited edition was released today. Super Rare Games also released Worms WMD on the Switch as well.

#4940 Jurai  

Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:08 PM

that Dollhouse game got updated with a release date of March 26, 2019 at amazon



#4941 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12201 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:51 PM

My physical preorder of Undertale for the Switch shipped from Best Buy yesterday.  Guess it really is coming out on 9/18.

 

I believe this is a retail exclusive to Best Buy, with Fangamer being the only other option, so if you want the game, and have GCU, I would suggest getting it at launch.



#4942 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11703 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2018 - 07:54 PM

SLG's next game is Pankapu.

https://store.strict...cts/pankapu-ps4



#4943 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2294 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:41 PM

Here's my code for the Gang Beasts soundtrack if anyone wants to claim it:

 

5tt6-hckn

http://doseone.bandcamp.com/yum



#4944 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5777 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:48 PM

Here's my code for the Gang Beasts soundtrack if anyone wants to claim it:

5tt6-hckn
http://doseone.bandcamp.com/yum

Thanks Tyrok!

#4945 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:14 PM

A couple older Soedesco games about as cheap as I've seen them on Amazon right now.

 

Girl and the Robot down to $11 and some change:

 

https://www.amazon.c...l and the robot

 

Shiny is just under $13

 

https://www.amazon.c...words=shiny ps4



#4946 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6984 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:11 PM



#4947 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36990 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:18 PM

^STAY (Vita) and RYM 9000 (PS4) look interesting.



#4948 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3352 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:40 PM

List of the games in the video announcement

Reverie (Switch) - Rainbite & Eastasiasoft (2019)

STAY (Vita) - Appnormals & Eastasiasoft (October 2018) (Also available on Switch & PS4 from PQUBE!)

Death Road to Canada (Switch) - Rocketcat & Eastasiasoft (2019)

Rym 9000 (PS4) - Rainbite & Eastasiasoft (2018)

Ghost Blade HD (Switch) - Hucast, 2Dream, & Eastasiasoft (2019)

 

I'm interested in STAY (Vita)



#4949 kevers7290   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

kevers7290

Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:03 PM

I am not buying Ghost Blade for the third time.



#4950 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:13 PM

I am not buying Ghost Blade for the third time.

Good thing it will be my first time.  I remember letting them cancel my order for the PS4 LE because of the whole payment issue they were having.  Much rather have it on the switch since I would play it more often too.