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#8671 omegafox84  

omegafox84

Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

 

To anyone who thought Skybound couldn't possible be a bunch of dicks about their physical releases like Telltale was... well, think again.  Today marks the release of both the final episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 4 and the physical reason of Season 4.  Anyone with half a brain would think they would include all the episodes on disc if they were waiting until the exact same date as the digital release drops, right?

 

Nope!

 

The physical edition is a "Season Pass Disc" which includes the first three episodes and requires you to download the fourth episode.  I knew Telltale would put out a Season Pass disc with just the first episode at the start of the series' releases, but this takes things to a whole new level of dickishness.  What genius came up with this idea?  So you can either buy the entire season digitally for $20 and play it without ever having to put a disc in your system, or pay $30 for the privilege of owning just the first three-fourths of the game on disc.  I was willing to pay the $24 after GCU for the entire game on disc, but this crap is going back to Bestbuy tomorrow.

yeah, those season pass discs are pretty much pointless. since TT started doing that, i stopped buying their physical releases except for TWD Collection. now, i just wait for the digital versions to be heavily discounted or don't buy the games at all.



#8672 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:59 PM

The and Surge -> The Surge

From a Mordecai and Rigby episode.

#8673 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3670 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

This month's games are meh.
On some level, I liked last month's better. Mostly because I didn't enjoy Conan Exiles that much. It's not a BAD game though.
Have heard good things about The Surge as well.
These games would have made a good month for PS4 in the past, but they aren't nearly good enough to justify dropping the other 4 by any means.

At least we can play our old PS3 games on PS4 thanks to backwards compatibility.  Or take advantage of other intriguing services like Gamepass or EA Access or cross play.

 

 

oops.



#8674 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3589 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:29 PM

And Sony is censorship free, unlike Nintendo!

#8675 Sindur   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:33 PM

At least we can play our old PS3 games on PS4 thanks to backwards compatibility.  Or take advantage of other intriguing services like Gamepass or EA Access or cross play.

 

 

oops.

yeah, that makes up for the fact that there hasn't been an exclusive worth a damn in nearly 3 years.

 

 

oops.



#8676 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3670 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:16 PM

yeah, that makes up for the fact that there hasn't been an exclusive worth a damn in nearly 3 years.

 

 

oops.

This isn't a console war.  This is about taking things away or restricting choice. 

 

Also, if you want to make it a console war, Sony was charging full price for those exclusives over the past three years while you can get play games like Forza Horizon 4 for virtually free with Gamepass trials or paying a dollar for a month's subscription.  Again, this is not really the point, though.  If Microsoft was killing Sony in the market, they would probably be restricting stuff like Sony is (or charging more, etc.).  I have no loyalty to either company.



#8677 RiPPn  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:06 AM

I guess now that they have weathered the backlash of taking 66% of the value from PS+ they can go back to giving a shit sandwich as the offerings.  I mean The Surge has been offered on sale at least once a month for the last half year or so and Conan is pretty poorly reviewed, good times.



#8678 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70087 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:01 AM



#8679 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3685 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:41 AM

 

 

 

Really hope that means Borderlands 3 is coming and it's not some shenanigans like Diablo Immortal.



#8680 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3362 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:47 AM

Sucks, Conan and Surge free PS+ games for April bought both over last few months man wish I had that money back.



#8681 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5831 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:19 AM

Really hope that means Borderlands 3 is coming and it's not some shenanigans like Diablo Immortal.

It's really a shame that we live in an age where one cannot get excited for a teaser for the sequel to two games people really enjoyed because of what AAA games have become.

#8682 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3093 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

Sucks, Conan and Surge free PS+ games for April bought both over last few months man wish I had that money back.

I got the surge for free with that glitch.. Sony still has not revoked it.
And tried the Conan exiles demo.

Sony is just killing themselves lately.

#8683 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3517 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

Randy Pitchford is a cuck.

#8684 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9051 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

At least we can play our old PS3 games on PS4 thanks to backwards compatibility. Or take advantage of other intriguing services like Gamepass or EA Access or cross play.


oops.


As much as it behooves me to defend Sony, PSNow is essentially Game Pass+ now (it supports downloads to your PS4 for PS2/PS4 games to be played locally in addition to streaming)
However, it's twice the price of Game Pass per month ($20) though cheaper per year ($100 vs. $120). The game selection is MUCH larger for PSNow but most of it is streamed PS3 games, and the PS4/PS2 game selection is noticeably worse than Game Pass' imo. They also don't fire sale the subscription like MS does with their $1/month deals.

EA Access is supposed to be coming to PS4 soon-ish. And Sony is slowly doing crossplay (albeit not nearly as much or as quickly as they should).

All of this doesn't outweigh the shitty things they've been doing lately though.

#8685 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9051 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:14 PM

Really hope that means Borderlands 3 is coming and it's not some shenanigans like Diablo Immortal.

It matches up with some leaks about BL3, and there's far too much effort put into it to be just a trailer for a mobile game.
As much of a charlatan and an idiot as he is, even Randy isn't THAT tone-deaf. I'm sure he'll still manage to find a way to Fuck it up though.

#8686 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3670 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:25 PM

It matches up with some leaks about BL3, and there's far too much effort put into it to be just a trailer for a mobile game.
As much of a charlatan and an idiot as he is, even Randy isn't THAT tone-deaf. I'm sure he'll still manage to find a way to Fuck it up though.

Agreed.  Gearbox would have to be COMPLETELY tone-deaf to treat things this way and do anything other than announce Borderlands 3 (or something very similar).  Any side projects may be coming, but not like this.

 

To support this, stuff like Borderlands VR hasn't gotten this kind of teasing, so I sure hope this is consistent.  Also, there are rumors of a Borderlands 1 remaster that probably are likely and won't get any real tease either.



#8687 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3670 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:32 PM

As much as it behooves me to defend Sony, PSNow is essentially Game Pass+ now (it supports downloads to your PS4 for PS2/PS4 games to be played locally in addition to streaming)
However, it's twice the price of Game Pass per month ($20) though cheaper per year ($100 vs. $120). The game selection is MUCH larger for PSNow but most of it is streamed PS3 games, and the PS4/PS2 game selection is noticeably worse than Game Pass' imo. They also don't fire sale the subscription like MS does with their $1/month deals.

EA Access is supposed to be coming to PS4 soon-ish. And Sony is slowly doing crossplay (albeit not nearly as much or as quickly as they should).

All of this doesn't outweigh the shitty things they've been doing lately though.

PS Now is an OK service for what it is and has some benefits over Gamepass, however, PS Now isn't putting brand new releases on it like Gamepass (as far as I know).  Gamepass isn't perfect either, though.  And Microsoft is not killing it on first party stuff either, but Gamepass is giving new release stuff besides just MS games too.

 

The best hope that all of us should have for this situation (and almost anything else) is that companies like Microsoft and Sony WANT to compete with each other so they DON'T take stuff away or enhance the offerings they provide.



#8688 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9807 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:06 PM

If ALL games on PS Now were downloadable, it would be an awesome service. I’d love to play all the PS3 games in it but I tried it and the streaming just wasn’t up to snuff. Some buffering and most definitely latency issues for button presses. I have a 200 MB internet connection and play 4K movies regularly with no issue, so it isn’t my internet either.

I’m suspicious of Google and Microsoft’s upcoming cloud gaming services as well. But as of now, PS Now just isn’t worth it due to the quality of the streams.

#8689 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3670 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:24 PM

If ALL games on PS Now were downloadable, it would be an awesome service. I’d love to play all the PS3 games in it but I tried it and the streaming just wasn’t up to snuff. Some buffering and most definitely latency issues for button presses. I have a 200 MB internet connection and play 4K movies regularly with no issue, so it isn’t my internet either.

I’m suspicious of Google and Microsoft’s upcoming cloud gaming services as well. But as of now, PS Now just isn’t worth it due to the quality of the streams.

Yeah, I just can't imagine we're there yet with speed to be ready for this with Stadia or whatever MS has planned.  I suppose if they've developed some great buffering or temporary download tech that keeps the game in RAM or similar that would work well, but I don't know what i'm talking about on this.



#8690 sp0rklez  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:27 PM

I am SUPER pumped for all of the new Borderlands news today. Free ultra HD update for the Borderlands Handsome Collection, Borderlands 1 remaster with some great quality of life changes, and of course, Borderlands 3!

 

Borderlands 3 trailer

https://www.youtube....h?v=d9Gu1PspA3Y

 

Borderlands 1 remaster trailer

https://www.youtube....h?v=UKzMC90kaRw



#8691 RiPPn  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:22 PM

Glad I haven't played the Handsome Collection yet, those PS Pro enhancements releasing next week look great.  I still need to go back and get the Borderlands 1 plat on PS3, with already almost 100 hours on that, I don't think I'll get the remaster and play through it again.  Still awesome news no doubt.



#8692 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3670 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:27 PM

I am SUPER pumped for all of the new Borderlands news today. Free ultra HD update for the Borderlands Handsome Collection, Borderlands 1 remaster with some great quality of life changes, and of course, Borderlands 3!

 

Borderlands 3 trailer

https://www.youtube....h?v=d9Gu1PspA3Y

 

Borderlands 1 remaster trailer

https://www.youtube....h?v=UKzMC90kaRw

What are the quality of life changes for BL1?  I know picking up ammo and loot was a little more tedious, so that would be nice.



#8693 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:59 PM

PS Now is an OK service for what it is and has some benefits over Gamepass, however, PS Now isn't putting brand new releases on it like Gamepass (as far as I know).  Gamepass isn't perfect either, though.  And Microsoft is not killing it on first party stuff either, but Gamepass is giving new release stuff besides just MS games too.
 
The best hope that all of us should have for this situation (and almost anything else) is that companies like Microsoft and Sony WANT to compete with each other so they DON'T take stuff away or enhance the offerings they provide.

PS Now is just amazing to me. Not in terms of software library or gameplay experience, but the technology is just simply impressive. When people say brick and mortar retailers are dead, Gamestop is in its last days, etc., they should be talking about something like PS Now. You don't have to buy anything, you don't have to download or install anything, you can just click on a game and start playing right away.

Of course, the experience isn't always as great as playing a game in full fiedlity, particularly if you're playing a fast action game or want the best graphics possible, but it's crazy how well it all works and that the tech is almost wasted on PS3 games.

If ALL games on PS Now were downloadable, it would be an awesome service. I’d love to play all the PS3 games in it but I tried it and the streaming just wasn’t up to snuff. Some buffering and most definitely latency issues for button presses. I have a 200 MB internet connection and play 4K movies regularly with no issue, so it isn’t my internet either.
I’m suspicious of Google and Microsoft’s upcoming cloud gaming services as well. But as of now, PS Now just isn’t worth it due to the quality of the streams.

Once your Internet speeds are over 50Mbps/s, that factor isn't as important as how close you live to the datacenter. Sony's are based in New York, and maybe elsewhere for west coast consumers. When Google and Microsoft jump into the fray for game streaming too, your proximity to their servers are the most important factor in determining your latency.

#8694 sp0rklez  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

What are the quality of life changes for BL1?  I know picking up ammo and loot was a little more tedious, so that would be nice.

If what I read was true, they're adding a mini map similar to Borderlands 2. Improvements to the inventory system, such as marking things as junk or favoriting.

 

They're also adding character skins, and we'll be able to use shift codes for golden keys for free loot. 

 

Not sure if they've improved looting ammo and money, but that would be great too. I forgot they changed it for BL2.



#8695 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1226 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:31 PM

Anyone know if Borderlands Remastered will have a digital release, or is it just a physical exclusive through GS? It’s supposed to release 4/3.

Handsome Collection is $19 on PSN right now or $13.99/$14.99 at GS for physical. I was just in GS and the associate said a guy just bought 3 preowned copies, so expect the prices to go up.

#8696 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3517 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:49 PM

Anyone know if Borderlands Remastered will have a digital release, or is it just a physical exclusive through GS? It’s supposed to release 4/3.

Handsome Collection is $19 on PSN right now or $13.99/$14.99 at GS for physical. I was just in GS and the associate said a guy just bought 3 preowned copies, so expect the prices to go up.

Handsome Collection is still available new physically in stores.

EDIT: I'm an idiot and you stated that in your comment lol.. Reading fail.



#8697 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70087 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 29 March 2019 - 02:12 AM

More info coming next week on 4/3:

 

 

 

https://blog.us.play...egins-april-16/

 

Dreams enters Early Access on 4/16 with a Q&A in case you need more details.

 

https://blog.us.play...inda-funky-way/

 

Details on Space Channel 5 VR, which sounds like it could be pretty cool.

 

https://blog.us.play...ast-on-april-5/

 

Enter the Gungeon gets a big, final update on 4/5 with two new playable characters, a new boss, and a lot more.

 

https://blog.us.play...pdate-tomorrow/

 

Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition got a free update today along with a paid History and Parts Pack with new parts and missions based on classic NASA and Soviet missions.



#8698 humbug43  

humbug43

Posted 29 March 2019 - 02:59 AM

Guess boarderlands 3 will have a collector edition. Wonder what it will be.

#8699 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70087 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 29 March 2019 - 03:40 AM

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Kerbal Space Program - History and Parts Pack - $9.99

S.O.N - $19.99

PSVR Tale of the Fragmented Star: Single Fragment Ver Limited - $24.99
Warparty - $24.99



#8700 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3420 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 29 March 2019 - 04:54 AM

Glad I haven't played the Handsome Collection yet, those PS Pro enhancements releasing next week look great. I still need to go back and get the Borderlands 1 plat on PS3, with already almost 100 hours on that, I don't think I'll get the remaster and play through it again. Still awesome news no doubt.

I have been 1 trophy shy for many years. Never could get myself to grind to level 50. Now I don't have a ps3 anymore, maybe it's playable on PSNow? I'd love to finally get that plat.