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#7831 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   898 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:06 AM

Does anyone know what happens if you buy a bundle that includes a game that you got free via PS+? Does that game stop being a PS+ free game and turn into a regularly purchased game?

Answering my own question for anyone who cares.

 

Decided to be a guinea pig and just try it, so I bought the Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle, which includes the game and DLC. I had gotten the game free at some point back in 2015 via PS+.  Before the purchase, the Information Screen on my PS4 gave a "Valid to" date (indicating it was a free PS+ title) and PSDLE also confirmed it.

 

After the purchase, the game's Information Screen still said the same thing, so I deleted the game and re-downloaded it.  Now the game no longer shows a "Valid to" date, and PSDLE also shows it listed as not a free PS+ title.  Success!



#7832 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67368 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

https://blog.us.play...-mode-revealed/

 

Shadow of the Colossus will have a cool photo mode.



#7833 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   312 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

is there a link to a 'stats' page? as always no email for me.


None unfortunately, for whatever reason the link is made to be unique to each user. Just have to hope to get the mail.

#7834 Moofboy   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   232 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:26 AM

Answering my own question for anyone who cares.

Decided to be a guinea pig and just try it, so I bought the Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle, which includes the game and DLC. I had gotten the game free at some point back in 2015 via PS+. Before the purchase, the Information Screen on my PS4 gave a "Valid to" date (indicating it was a free PS+ title) and PSDLE also confirmed it.

After the purchase, the game's Information Screen still said the same thing, so I deleted the game and re-downloaded it. Now the game no longer shows a "Valid to" date, and PSDLE also shows it listed as not a free PS+ title. Success!

Glad it worked out for you. Sound Shapes is amazing!

#7835 Lonely Boy  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:38 AM

IN MEMORIAM

 

SALES

 

We hardly knew ye.  :cry:

 

:ps4: N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure - $7.49 - 50% Off - $4.49 - 70% Off - Ended 12/19/17

 

:ps4: Abzu - $9.99 - 50% Off - $7.99 - 60% Off - Ended 1/2/18

 

:ps4: Sundered - $11.99 - 40% Off - $9.99 - 50% Off - Ended 1/2/18

 

:ps4: Risk of Rain - $4.99 - 50% Off - $3.99 - 60% Off - Ended 1/3/18

 

:ps4: Gravity Rush 2 - $23.99 - 40% Off - $19.99 - 50% Off - Ended 1/9/18

 

:ps4: Outlast 2 - $17.99 - 40% Off - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ended 1/9/18

 

:ps4: Bound - $8.99 - 55% Off - $6.99 - 65% Off - Ended 1/16/18

 

 

Except I did end up buying Bound, as well as three other games I really didn't need, at 7:57 this morning. I have problems.

 

Here are the freebies:

 

Games

PSVR Snatch VR Heist Experience - Free

 

Good week.

 

*sigh*

 

I'll take it.



#7836 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4270 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:23 AM

Some things I found interesting while looking through your recap...

 

1. Only 4% of Playstation gamers have earned a Platinum trophy. I'm kind of surprised it's that low.

 

2. July was the most active month for Playstation gamers with 1.13 billion hours played. Yes publishers, gamers play games year-round so how about scheduling more AAA releases during the summer instead of cramming nearly everything into the last few months of the year?

They do the fall releases to keep people from skipping school/work on top of higher sales.  Just becayse more people play games during the summer doesn't mean they will buy more.  I used to think the same way with summer droughts for releases.



#7837 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3483 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:25 AM

I still haven't received my 15% off coupon from Sony Rewards for doing the trials but they did credit my account 500 extra points today while they "continue to look into the matter". I contacted them three times about it so keep bugging them if anyone else hasn't received their coupon yet.

 

I've also completed the Gold and Silver trophy rewards so we'll see how long it takes for me to get those points.



#7838 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67368 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:31 AM



#7839 dkstariob   Banned Banned   399 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

dkstariob

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:36 AM

That Dualshock looks like it got one of those drunk 2 AM tattoo jobs that it will soon regret getting after waking up.  



#7840 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7923 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:44 AM

Yeah, have to say that MH edition is pretty damn ugly IMO or at least the controller is.

#7841 CrepeNuts  

CrepeNuts

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:09 AM

The controller looks pretty bad, but the gold on the black console is pretty slick looking. 



#7842 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:34 AM

SFV Arcade Update is what the game needed at launch. New arcade mode is really fun.

#7843 PrinnyJ   Stay@HomeDad Gamer CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:39 AM

Love that MH console.  Too bad you can't reserve it on the GS site.

 

(Edit, several hours later) Hey, it can finally be ordered on their site.



#7844 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   386 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:40 AM

The controller looks pretty bad, but the gold on the black console is pretty slick looking. 

Yeah the controller is ehhhh but the console itself I really like. Rathalos is the king!



#7845 Ibacai  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:42 AM

I think I’m the only one who actually likes the controller. I’d buy it separately.

#7846 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1004 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:43 AM

Here are the new deals for today:

 

:ps4: Albert and Otto - $9.59 - 20% Off - Ends 1/23

:ps4: Beholder Complete Edition - $13.49 - 10% Off - Ends 1/30

:ps4: :vita: Claire: Extended Cut - $5.99 - 60% Off - $4.49 - 70% Off - Ends 1/23

:ps4: InnerSpace - $17.99 - 10% Off - Ends 1/30

:ps4: :vita: Skylight Freerange 2: Gachduine - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 2/13

:ps4:  :vita:  Windjammers - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 1/23

Frisky, you're fired.  :razz:

 

But seriously, I'm not surprised at a blah week after 5 weeks of mostly epic sales.

 

My 2017:

 

Destiny 1 (started this way late) - 360 hours

Destiny 2 - 155 hours

Far Cry Primal - 111 hours

 

Played over 40 different games, got 318 trophies (4 plats), saved $69.10 from PS+ discounts.

 

They definitely screwed up on the first platinum trophy, it claims mine was Horizon Zero Dawn but I got the Far Cry Primal platinum long before I ever owned Horizon.



#7847 DSBrad  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:45 AM

SFV Arcade Update is what the game needed at launch. New arcade mode is really fun.

Love the way this game is now. Bought it at launch haven't touched it in a year or so. Way different game now. 



#7848 kburns10   You Gots to Chill CAGiversary!   1691 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:40 AM

That's the right price for Windjammers! Glad I waited on that.

#7849 Brendan_Frye   All 5 Senses CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Brendan_Frye

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:52 AM

SFV Arcade Update is what the game needed at launch. New arcade mode is really fun.


When will be available digitally? Thinking about picking it up with my 20% off coupon...

#7850 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5675 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:53 AM

IN MEMORIAM

SALES

We hardly knew ye. :cry:

:ps4: Risk of Rain - $4.99 - 50% Off - $3.99 - 60% Off - Ended 1/3/18

Except I did end up buying Bound, as well as three other games I really didn't need, at 7:57 this morning. I have problems.


*sigh*

I'll take it.


Risk of Rain is a really great game. I feel like I got my money's worth from buying that one. Lots of replayability.

The holiday sale was good for me because I was able to get a lot of indie titles for cheap. Indie titles are mostly what I play these days because (a) I don't have a lot of time for games and (b) the damn 500 gb hard drive on my launch PS4 isn't enough to keep more than a few AAA games on it at one time. But I discovered that a good number of titles that I bought during that sale pleasantly surprised me including Risk of Rain, Wand Wars, Escape Goat 2, Iron Crypticle, Tower of Guns, Neighborhorde, and Swapquest. I plan to try out everything that I bought. If I don't like something, I will just delete it. That way, I won't have buyer's remorse for games just because I never played them.

And I just "bought" that free VR app even though I will never buy a PSVR set-up. I also have problems.

#7851 Lonely Boy  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:30 PM

Risk of Rain is a really great game. I feel like I got my money's worth from buying that one. Lots of replayability.

The holiday sale was good for me because I was able to get a lot of indie titles for cheap. Indie titles are mostly what I play these days because (a) I don't have a lot of time for games and (b) the damn 500 gb hard drive on my launch PS4 isn't enough to keep more than a few AAA games on it at one time. But I discovered that a good number of titles that I bought during that sale pleasantly surprised me including Risk of Rain, Wand Wars, Escape Goat 2, Iron Crypticle, Tower of Guns, Neighborhorde, and Swapquest. I plan to try out everything that I bought. If I don't like something, I will just delete it. That way, I won't have buyer's remorse for games just because I never played them.

And I just "bought" that free VR app even though I will never buy a PSVR set-up. I also have problems.

I ended up playing Bound today because nothing would have made me feel worse than to pay the money and never play it after neglecting to add it free on PS+ two months ago. But yeah, all the titles I listed are the ones I now regret passing up on (I only became interested in Risk of Rain after hearing you guys rave about it). And of course, I have mostly regrets of titles that I actually paid for. Like, when am I EVER going to play Ace Banana?  :-|

 

Honestly, I'm glad the sales are finally over. I learned that I have absolutely zero self-control when it comes to this kind of thing. There are dozens of examples of games I bought simply by virtue of being a "good deal", which I never would have paid for in any other context. I completely lost control.

 

Anyway, we'll see what happens next holiday season...



#7852 illennium   Systems Analyst CAGiversary!   1651 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

I ended up playing Bound today because nothing would have made me feel worse than to pay the money and never play it after neglecting to add it free on PS+ two months ago. But yeah, all the titles I listed are the ones I now regret passing up on (I only became interested in Risk of Rain after hearing you guys rave about it). And of course, I have mostly regrets of titles that I actually paid for. Like, when am I EVER going to play Ace Banana?  :-|

 

Honestly, I'm glad the sales are finally over. I learned that I have absolutely zero self-control when it comes to this kind of thing. There are dozens of examples of games I bought simply by virtue of being a "good deal", which I never would have paid for in any other context. I completely lost control.

 

Anyway, we'll see what happens next holiday season...

Don't feel bad about missing Sundered. I have put 15-20 hours into it and really enjoy it, but there is a known game-breaking bug on PS4 that, in my case, causes the game to crash out to a blue screen every time I try to enter a particular boss room. So I have finished every part of the game except this one boss fight and I can't progress further. This issue appears on the developer's "known issues" page but the last patch was released in August and does not fix it.



#7853 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2577 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:35 PM

That's the right price for Windjammers! Glad I waited on that.

The Vita version was on sale a few weeks back for cheaper than that I think.  That was when I bought it because of the Crossbuy.



#7854 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5675 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

The Vita version was on sale a few weeks back for cheaper than that I think. That was when I bought it because of the Crossbuy.


Thanks for mentioning the PS4/Vita cross buy on Windjammers. I just discovered that Tower of Guns is cross buy for PS3 and PS4 when I turned on my PS4 this morning.

#7855 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2577 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:35 PM

Monster Hunter Worlds Beta is up for download.  Goes live tomorrow it looks like:

https://store.playst...00000000000DEMO



#7856 NvaderJim   Game Ninja CAGiversary!   608 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

I only saved $23 in 2017



#7857 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1866 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:57 PM

SFV Arcade Update is what the game needed at launch. New arcade mode is really fun.

Yeah, but the removal of bonus FM from Survival, Story, and Trials means you'll only earn about half the FM you previously would have under those modes. 



#7858 kelo360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1696 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:16 AM

Monster Hunter Worlds Beta is up for download. Goes live tomorrow it looks like:

https://store.playst...00000000000DEMO


My PlayStation email newsletter mentioned something about a Metal Gear Survive beta starting 1/18 so be on the lookout for that as well. 😀

#7859 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67368 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

https://blog.us.play...r-survive-beta/

 

There will be a Metal Gear Survive Beta running from 1/18 to 1/22 and they have some tips for the game in the blog post.



#7860 RiPPn  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:24 AM

Over the months, you played: 1006 hours
 
Here are your top most-played games of 2017:
#1 STARDEW VALLEY 163 hours
#2 AGENTS OF MAYHEM 82 hours
#3 FAR CRY 4 81 hours
 
Your top genre is: Action-Adventure
 
In 2017, you earned a total of: 844 trophies

 

In 2017, you downloaded: 60 free games and saved $155.09 in discounts
 
I guess I got my money's worth.






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