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#6091 Freeze Time  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:57 PM

Okay well if Sony is giving you actual PSN credit, trophies make sense.  Should have been like this from the beginning so all the trophies you've gotten over the last 10 years or whatever don't count towards this new system.  So achievements are worthless now until M$ copies Sony.



#6092 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2658 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:04 PM

Hey, anybody got suggestions on how to give a PSN game as a gift?

 

For my birthday one year, my dad hand wrote a "Gift Certificate for two (2) Nineto (sic) games" with the intent that I would take him to the store (Toys R Us) and I could pick out whichever ones I wanted. And yes, he misspelled Nintendo and yes, I remember that almost thirty years later. (I don't remember both of the games I chose, but I'm pretty sure one was Mega Man 2)



#6093 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4161 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

That's not true at all. Sony Rewards has a new feature where you can earn rewards points for silver, gold, and platinum trophies that can be spent on PSN codes or physical items.

 

https://www.sonyrewa.../pass/available

Actually Since that only applies to trophies earned after the start of this he is still correct.


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#6094 Althax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   904 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

Regarding trophy hunting its a sense of accomplishment that means nothing in the real world but everything in the digital world.


Everything? Really? That’s a huge overstatement. I barely pay attention to trophies or achievements because I don’t have the time. Somehow that makes my digital gaming world or experience nothing?

#6095 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66744 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

Actually Since that only applies to trophies earned after the start of this he is still correct.

Nope, the discussion's about the present, not the past. You can earn Sony Rewards for anything you're playing right now.

 

Hey, anybody got suggestions on how to give a PSN game as a gift?

 

My son wants Santa to bring Loco Roco (yes, he has great taste). How does he get it? Santa can't just whip up a specific Loco Roco download card to put under the tree.  The elves buy electronic things at stores like everyone else.

 

I guess it could bought now and downloaded to the PS4 Christmas Eve....maybe a printed picture of a Loco Roco will be in a box?

 

 

And no, the physical release isn't a good plan...it's Loco Roco.  No one's putting in a disc for that.

You could get him a normal PSN card and let him use it to buy LocoRoco.


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#6096 Indiansfan008   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   319 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

Not to beat a dead horse with the merits of earning virtual trophies/ achievements, but has anyone noticed discrepancies with the Sony Rewards trophy count and what you've unlocked? I've earned a couple of platinums since signing up (South Park: The Stick of Truth and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD for the Vita, for those who care), but it only reflects 1. I don't see an e-mail address to reach out to them (there's a "contact us" box) on the website that I'll try, but I was more curious than anything.

 

http://www.sonyrewards.com/en/contact



#6097 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother CAG Veteran   134 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

Big sale. Huge sale. And when I say huge, I mean HUGE. You're gonna love it. You're gonna love the biggest sale of all big sales.


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#6098 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother CAG Veteran   134 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

CheepyDee

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:36 PM

 

Edit: And everyone's forgetting a major point in why people would pick a game on PSN over Switch. Switch sales suck. Why pay more, to have less?

You're making a big mistake of trying to transform something completely subjective into something objective. What do you mean by "have less?" You mean as in graphics? Well what if that gamer's priority is to have that game on an airplane? No PSN discount will magically make a game portable.


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#6099 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   352 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:37 PM

Not to beat a dead horse with the merits of earning virtual trophies/ achievements, but has anyone noticed discrepancies with the Sony Rewards trophy count and what you've unlocked? 

Unsure when you unlocked them but the website takes a long time to update, we're talking like 4-5 days after unlocking the trophy.

 

Honestly it's hard to tell if its accurate or not because of how slow it is.


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#6100 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother CAG Veteran   134 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

 

 

You could get him a normal PSN card and let him use it to buy LocoRoco.

Yeah, but it just doesnt seem as personal. I like giving particular games as gifts on Steam because they recepients would not have bought them otherwise. Most of the time, they end up enjoying it. I believe a gift should partially come from the heart/brain, not just the wallet.


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#6101 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3163 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:44 PM

Yeah, but it just doesnt seem as personal. I like giving particular games as gifts on Steam because they recepients would not have bought them otherwise. Most of the time, they end up enjoying it. I believe a gift should partially come from the heart/brain, not just the wallet.

Wow.  What a jerk.  Forcing your way of thinking on others.  Why don't you just totally ruin his Christmas and donate the money to charity.

 

I kid, I kid... :)



#6102 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11121 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

Hey, anybody got suggestions on how to give a PSN game as a gift?

 

My son wants Santa to bring Loco Roco (yes, he has great taste). How does he get it? Santa can't just whip up a specific Loco Roco download card to put under the tree.  The elves buy electronic things at stores like everyone else.

 

I guess it could bought now and downloaded to the PS4 Christmas Eve....maybe a printed picture of a Loco Roco will be in a box?

 

 

And no, the physical release isn't a good plan...it's Loco Roco.  No one's putting in a disc for that.

Best bet would probably be to buy a $20 PSN Code and then type it on something like this with a note from Santa to use this to purchase Locoroco Remastered.

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#6103 chipzilla   My teeth are extra sharp ♪ ♪ My body's extra hairy ♪ CAGiversary!   317 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:23 PM

Yup grabbed those. Also grabbed the pack with epic quest since I liked that one in fx2. Any other good tables for a beginner/bad pinball player?

 

Balls of Glory Pinball - 3 of the 4 tables are probably the most beginner friendly of tables (Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad) the other (Archer) is one of the more difficult tables.

 

Universal Classics Pinball - Haven't played much of these since they were the latest tables until now, but like what I've played so far and seem pretty noob friendly.

 

Sci-Fi Pack - All three tables are great. Paranormal is considered among the best of their tables and one of my personal favorite tables is Mars. I would call this pack an essential.

 

Marvel: Cinematic Pack & Women of Power Pack - Of the Marvel tables, these are the mostly beginner friendly packs. Others contain tables I like better but are paired with tables either not as good or somewhat difficult. The Heavy Hitters pack is probably the most un noob friendly pack of all FX3, though the Civil War table compels me to master it.

 

Star Wars: Balance of the Force & Heroes Within - Sane as above. The Darth Vader table from the first is one of my favorite Star Wars tables.

 

 

There are demos for all the tables, so you can always try before you buy.

 

Also, there is a very good PSN community for FX3 that can be helpful. Of the few communities I belong to, this one is by far the most active with posts pretty much daily. Don't remember the name of it but it is run by Knife-8.


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#6104 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:52 PM


 

Bad programming is not a bug.  The coders intended the list to sort a specific way and it does.  It's a deliberate choice and may not be the best way to do it.  However, it is intentional and not a mistake.  

 

I design large scale systems like this for a living. This is an obvious issue that QA should have caught.   The design specs might have said 'sort by price' [due to oversight by the architect/designer], but any amount of QA testing should have caught this and it should have been added to whatever bug reporting system they use.   It's also possible the design doc was correct and the coder/QA overlooked it.

 

It is the designer and QA's responsibility to provide functionality that is useful to the end user.  If something sorts in a way that is less than useful, such as this clear oversight during sales, it's a bug.   It's a failure of the designer to consider all use case scenarios, and as soon as it was identified it would be added to the bug tracker to eventually be fixed, just like any other issue.

 

If I 'intentionally' designed a system that, say, forgot to allow sorting by price, just because it was properly coded and met the design specs does not mean my oversight woudn't be treated as, reported as, and called a bug. 

 

"Bad programming is not a bug"

 

Sure it is.  I'm guessing you mean bad design?  Even that can be considered a bug, if it results in a program not working as it expected.  'Bad programming' can definitely cause bugs.  I'm actually shocked this is even a debate.   If you 'correctly' code bad functionality, it's a bug.  If you incorrectly code good functionality, it's a bug.   bug is, and always has been, a catch all term.



#6105 SlimSkeletor  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:02 PM

By the time we all get our Sony Rewards from trophies.. we will be old men in diapers.



#6106 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66744 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:08 PM

I have no idea what's supposed to be a bug or bad code from any part of this argument.


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#6107 Althax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   904 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:12 PM

Balls of Glory Pinball - 3 of the 4 tables are probably the most beginner friendly of tables (Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad) the other (Archer) is one of the more difficult tables.

Universal Classics Pinball - Haven't played much of these since they were the latest tables until now, but like what I've played so far and seem pretty noob friendly.

Sci-Fi Pack - All three tables are great. Paranormal is considered among the best of their tables and one of my personal favorite tables is Mars. I would call this pack an essential.

Marvel: Cinematic Pack & Women of Power Pack - Of the Marvel tables, these are the mostly beginner friendly packs. Others contain tables I like better but are paired with tables either not as good or somewhat difficult. The Heavy Hitters pack is probably the most un noob friendly pack of all FX3, though the Civil War table compels me to master it.

Star Wars: Balance of the Force & Heroes Within - Sane as above. The Darth Vader table from the first is one of my favorite Star Wars tables.


There are demos for all the tables, so you can always try before you buy.

Also, there is a very good PSN community for FX3 that can be helpful. Of the few communities I belong to, this one is by far the most active with posts pretty much daily. Don't remember the name of it but it is run by Knife-8.

Thank you! I will get in on the community and likely pick up a few more of those tables. I wish the Fox tables appealed to me more but I’ve only ever seen Family Guy.

I am leaning towards the sci fi pack and maybe the essentials one (is that the one with pasha and bio lab? I liked those in fx2). I didn’t like the universal tables but might give them another shot. The demo timer is way too short.

#6108 elessar123  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:14 PM

Bug is those annoying little things flying around. Bad code is what you get when the machine at the hospital beeps.


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#6109 SlimSkeletor  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

By the time we all get our Sony Rewards from trophies.. we will be old men in diapers.

Sorry forgot to include the women in this forum. 

 

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#6110 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:18 PM

By the time we all get our Sony Rewards from trophies.. we will be old men in diapers.

It's also lame that we need to go through all these new signups and click on a bunch of different pages.  It should just automatically happen.



#6111 SlimSkeletor  

SlimSkeletor

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

It's also lame that we need to go through all these new signups and click on a bunch of different pages.  It should just automatically happen.

Yeah, I am thinking collecting bugs is more lucrative than collecting trophies for Sony Rewards. 



#6112 AoA   Ace of Aces CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

I design large scale systems like this for a living.....Sure it is.  I'm guessing you mean bad design?  Even that can be considered a bug, if it results in a program not working as it expected.  'Bad programming' can definitely cause bugs.  I'm actually shocked this is even a debate.   If you 'correctly' code bad functionality, it's a bug.  If you incorrectly code good functionality, it's a bug.   bug is, and always has been, a catch all term.

Yeah, I have no idea.  I was arbitrarily picking a side and going with it one hundred percent.  So I'm gonna say that you're wrong because reasons. 

 

 

I just really wanted to be included.  I like when there are arguments in the thread.



#6113 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:31 PM

Sorry forgot to include the women in this forum.

#womenweardiaperstoo


Why wait? I wear nothing but diapers at home. Way convenient during my long gaming sessions.

#6114 Not Eric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2377 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

I have no idea what's supposed to be a bug or bad code from any part of this argument.

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#6115 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66744 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:44 PM

Marvel Puzzle Quest is the first thing I purchased from the sale. It's pretty good and works, unlike the Steam version. The one issue I have is that it doesn't work by the Puzzle Quest rules I know, as matching four doesn't get you an extra turn. 3x3 L matches seemed to be the only way to get an extra turn from what I could tell during the first few matches I beat. It's also a bit overwhelming in terms of the interface, as I'd prefer being able to easily see all of the special moves my team can do like the normal PQ games and Gems of War. It also took me a while to realize what the various icons on the gems mean.

 

It is weird that the first sale the game ever gets is 90% off. I hope it doesn't get the Marvel Heroes Omega treatment.


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#6116 elessar123  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

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Would you like to know more?

 

 

Wait, that's how this all started. Abort! Abort!


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#6117 AoA   Ace of Aces CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:08 PM

Marvel Puzzle Quest is the first thing I purchased from the sale. It's pretty good and works, unlike the Steam version. The one issue I have is that it doesn't work by the Puzzle Quest rules I know, as matching four doesn't get you an extra turn. 3x3 L matches seemed to be the only way to get an extra turn from what I could tell during the first few matches I beat. It's also a bit overwhelming in terms of the interface, as I'd prefer being able to easily see all of the special moves my team can do like the normal PQ games and Gems of War. It also took me a while to realize what the various icons on the gems mean.

 

It is weird that the first sale the game ever gets is 90% off. I hope it doesn't get the Marvel Heroes Omega treatment.

A straight line 5 in a row doesn't give you a free turn and wild card (white circle) gem?  It does in the Android version.  4 in a row clears a line on Android and computer never tries to make the L shape on Android.  

 

Marvel MPQ and traditional (superior) Puzzle Quest are very different games with significantly different rules.



#6118 SlimSkeletor  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:20 PM

Marvel Puzzle Quest is the first thing I purchased from the sale. It's pretty good and works, unlike the Steam version. The one issue I have is that it doesn't work by the Puzzle Quest rules I know, as matching four doesn't get you an extra turn. 3x3 L matches seemed to be the only way to get an extra turn from what I could tell during the first few matches I beat. It's also a bit overwhelming in terms of the interface, as I'd prefer being able to easily see all of the special moves my team can do like the normal PQ games and Gems of War. It also took me a while to realize what the various icons on the gems mean.

 

It is weird that the first sale the game ever gets is 90% off. I hope it doesn't get the Marvel Heroes Omega treatment.

Yeah not sure if I want to get it or not. 



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

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#6120 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1869 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:27 PM

Frisky knows all!!!