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#8581 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9138 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:36 AM

Buying a code for a digital game from Gamestop is something I would never do.

Actually, many years ago I did buy a digital code for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game from Gamestop. The game was de-listed on the Xbox 360 store, but Gamestop still had some digital codes.

I like how you basically gave a good reason for the existence of digital codes by the time you were done.

Couple of things:
1) This is all retailers, not just GameStop.
2) PSN STILL has no gifting system (unlike the competition) so this remains the only way to gift digital games.
3) A number of people still don't trust Sony with their card info, and don't like buying more credit than they need, or end up buying too little because of tax.
4) Places like Best Buy don't let you spend GCs on PSN cards, but do let you spend them on digital games.
5) Ultimately, this gives Sony a stronger monopoly meaning worse discounts.

This might not be the death of PSN Humble Bundles (for charity) since they're limited and I'm 99% sure Sony needed to specifically sign off on each of those anyway. I can see them treating those as special cases as opposed to constantly losing "potential revenue" to retailers.

#8582 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5916 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:13 PM

I'm going to do that before part 2. Uncharted and the last of us are the most overrated games in my opinion.

I wouldn't consider the Uncharted series to be overrated, they are the first games I recommend to anyone with a system and I'm often at a loss why someone would own a PS3/4 without having them.

#8583 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3209 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:56 PM

I wouldn't consider the Uncharted series to be overrated, they are the first games I recommend to anyone with a system and I'm often at a loss why someone would own a PS3/4 without having them.

The shooting is awful. It's basically a movie with short bouts of awful shooting against awful AI.

#8584 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70428 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:02 PM



#8585 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10061 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:37 PM

Sony is going to start their own streaming game service, as well as announce a new slew of games and maybe a new console on Monday.

And that justifies them removing options for people to buy digital games at their retailer of choice?

Um, no. Another ridiculous move by Sony who really doesn’t seem to be “for the players”.

https://www.digitalt...odes-retailers/

So less chance of getting discounted PSN content in the future? Fucking wonderful. At least we have those 20% off codes Sony generously gives us every so often.


I can’t even remember the last time they gave us a 20% off code. Think it may have been over a year ago. Only ones people have been getting is if they buy a new console.

#8586 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2503 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

Anyone have problems logging on the PlayStation.com website? I’m trying to claim the free MlB theme and when I log in nothing changes? I’m able to log on to the app fine and make
purchase through there.

#8587 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   877 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:16 PM

True, but that's a lot of waiting though.


I decided to pick up MK 11 with the target b2g1 preorder and redcard for $40. I suspect that I will trade it in at GS after playing for almost a month and wait to rebuy a discounted goty down the road.

This strategy has worked well for me lately. Between promos and the guaranteed $30 I seem to either get a couple dollar monthly rental or make money...games such as GoW, RE2, Metro Exodus,
etc

#8588 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:54 PM

Anyone have problems logging on the PlayStation.com website? I’m trying to claim the free MlB theme and when I log in nothing changes? I’m able to log on to the app fine and make
purchase through there.

Yeah, it’s super buggy. I had to manually enter the codes and then turn my iPad vertically (didn’t work on my phone) .

#8589 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:58 PM

Are we not getting a trade in offer for MLB the Show this year? Seems like Best Buy usually has one.

#8590 CrepeNuts  

CrepeNuts

Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:59 PM

Sony is going to start their own streaming game service, as well as announce a new slew of games and maybe a new console on Monday.

I mean they already have PS Now and it's trash for streaming.



#8591 dontBlink86  

dontBlink86

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:49 PM

Finally a sale on Thronebreaker, I'll bite, love me some GWENT



#8592 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:50 PM

Finally a sale on Thronebreaker, I'll bite, love me some GWENT


Not sure if I can think of a better in-game mini game.

#8593 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11170 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

guardian_owl

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:54 PM

Also means if a title is removed from PSN without any warning due to a license expiring, there won't be any other place you can buy it from quickly before they run out of codes.



#8594 elessar123  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:56 PM

Not sure if I can think of a better in-game mini game.

Triple Triad?



#8595 Nephilim_BC  

Nephilim_BC

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:31 PM

Blitzball

#8596 RiPPn  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:08 PM

Can Kaz and House please come out of retirement?  Ryan and Layden are really making some poor decisions over there.

 

Side note on Emerald Shores, the game made by fellow CAG Josh1billion. I got the platinum last night, and the game is actually quite fun, definitely much better than the 4/10 review score CornShack gave it.  Going for the low level run trophy, I attempted the final boss at level 6 and couldn't get it done.  Luckily, this was on my 3rd play through so I hadn't done some of the side levels yet and was able to go and level to 7 which was just enough to beat him.  Side note, 1-3 is super frustrating and might be the hardest level in the game.



#8597 greenwingzero  

greenwingzero

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:16 PM

Looking at Senran Kagura Estival Vs and Peach Beach Splash.  Not sure I am going to pick up both right now but will probably get one.  For anyone who has played these titles, any recommendations on which one to start with?  Thanks in advance for any advice.



#8598 Duke Joeseppi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Duke Joeseppi

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:33 PM

Frisky has Neurovoider listed as crossbuy but can anyone confirm that it is? It’s not listed in the description as crossbuy on the PSN store page and folks on reddit say it is not.

#8599 frankmackeyspam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

frankmackeyspam

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:27 PM

Frisky has Neurovoider listed as crossbuy but can anyone confirm that it is? It’s not listed in the description as crossbuy on the PSN store page and folks on reddit say it is not.

It's not cross-buy.  I bought the PS4 version in June of last year.

 

Wasn't a fan of the game TBH.  It has a really drab and boring art style.

 

As far as twin stick rogue likes go it's probably my least favorite.  I much prefer The Binding of Isaac, Neon Chrome, Enter the Gungeon, and Nuclear Throne (bugs and all).



#8600 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70428 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:29 PM

I'll be doing a Fallout 76 stream at 8 PM ET since I got that for just under $4 and I want to see what the state of that game is after the work they've put into it since launch.



#8601 AoA   Ace of Aces CAGiversary!   1787 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:55 PM

Not sure if I can think of a better in-game mini game.

Pazaak!



#8602 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8002 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:55 PM

Frisky has Neurovoider listed as crossbuy but can anyone confirm that it is? It’s not listed in the description as crossbuy on the PSN store page and folks on reddit say it is not.

It's not, but it's worth it for $4.



#8603 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:50 PM

Looking at Senran Kagura Estival Vs and Peach Beach Splash.  Not sure I am going to pick up both right now but will probably get one.  For anyone who has played these titles, any recommendations on which one to start with?  Thanks in advance for any advice.

Well, they're two different types of games.  PBS is more of a third-person shooter, while Estival Versus is more of an arena-style hack'em up game.  Bunch of mooks come at you in great numbers, you slash them all away and then take on their boss.  I own both, but have only played Estival Versus so far.

 

Estival Versus was a mixed bag for me.  On the plus side, you've got a bunch of cute girls that you can battle until they're completely naked, plus the storylines are pretty funny and for such a huge cast of characters, they all seem to have their own distinct personalities.  On the negative side, I was majorly taken aback when I found out that there was no English dub (despite the anime having one), it got to be incredibly irritating the way they made adult-age girls act like five-year-old children most of the time, and because the game is very long and the gameplay itself was so repetitive, that I was just counting down how long until I could be done with it before I was even 75% of the way done.

 

Also, none of the DLC characters matter or add to the game at all since they don't add any extra storylines with them.  When you play through the each of the stages the first time, the game chooses who you play as.  You can go back and play the stage as many times over as you wish with a different character, but why would you unless you missed a collectable the first time around?

 

All in all, I'm glad that I played it, and enjoyed it for the most part, and will likely get Re:Burst when the price gets low enough.  However, by the time I was done with it, I was so burned out on it that I was just happy it was over.



#8604 heartagram311   In Tyler We Trust CAGiversary!   148 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

heartagram311

Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:01 PM

I'll be doing a Fallout 76 stream at 8 PM ET since I got that for just under $4 and I want to see what the state of that game is after the work they've put into it since launch.

 

How did you get it for $4?



#8605 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70428 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 24 March 2019 - 12:01 AM

My Fallout 76 stream is now live:

 

https://www.twitch.tv/smashpad



#8606 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70428 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 24 March 2019 - 12:01 AM

How did you get it for $4?

Gamefly with their coupons.



#8607 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   724 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 24 March 2019 - 12:29 AM

All in all, I'm glad that I played it, and enjoyed it for the most part, and will likely get Re:Burst when the price gets low enough.  However, by the time I was done with it, I was so burned out on it that I was just happy it was over.

I haven't played Estivel Versus yet but I did play Neptunia Action Unleashed which is from the same developer and has basically all the same systems/mechanics and this is more or less how I felt about that game as well.

 

It didn't really have the depth or the variety to keep itself entertaining for how long it was, but, it was great as a game to play when I was just watching some youtube/listening to a podcast or whatever. 



#8608 Mr. Lonely   We're all mad here. CAGiversary!   1253 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2019 - 01:45 AM

Well, they're two different types of games.  PBS is more of a third-person shooter, while Estival Versus is more of an arena-style hack'em up game.  Bunch of mooks come at you in great numbers, you slash them all away and then take on their boss.  I own both, but have only played Estival Versus so far.

 

Estival Versus was a mixed bag for me.  On the plus side, you've got a bunch of cute girls that you can battle until they're completely naked— *record scratch sound*

Are they completely naked? The ESRB rating only mentions partial nudity. Anyway, maybe ackbar7 can shed some light on Peach Beach Splash. I'll admit I've been interested ever since that Devil May Cry 5 censorship discussion.

 

I've also been looking into the Gal*Gun games: should I get 1 or 2 or both? Asking for a lonely guy.



#8609 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3292 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2019 - 01:55 AM

Didn't play much Peach Beach Splash yet. Pretty much what has been described here only as a meh 3rd person shooter. The hack and slash, I'd guess, is a little better in terms of gameplay. There is a VR piece to PBS that I haven't tried yet, that I think has you groping at the various characters from the game.

#8610 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2019 - 02:18 AM

Are they completely naked? The ESRB rating only mentions partial nudity. Anyway, maybe ackbar7 can shed some light on Peach Beach Splash. I'll admit I've been interested ever since that Devil May Cry 5 censorship discussion.

 

I've also been looking into the Gal*Gun games: should I get 1 or 2 or both? Asking for a lonely guy.

The characters are completely naked, but you're not going to see any of the good stuff because they do use glowing balls of light to cover all the naughty bits.  One character describes it in-game as being some kind of special shinobi magic that automatically activates to protect their modesty.

 

I hear Gal*Gun 1 is supposed to be the better of the two.  At least Gal*Gun 2 doesn't have an $80 piece of DLC to put all the girls in their panties like the first game does.