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#10261 solinari6   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

solinari6

Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:36 PM

Oh god. Is PS+ dead. What the Fuck is this malarkey for July?

I just saw that.  Soccer? really? and some 2-bit arcade racing game? Bleh ...



#10262 RiPPn  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:36 PM

It's not too surprising to be honest considering Microsoft owns Obsidian now, even if they're not publishing the game technically. But also man I am totally with you, PSNprofiles is a really fun website honestly, if you enjoy pointless statistics (which I un-ironically do) it has a lot of those. And I really enjoy the cabinet/milestone data since it's fun to look back at those random things. I've actually been specifically working on Bayonetta lately as I want it for my 75th platinum on the milestones.

 

I'd love if the PSNprofile dudes themselves made an xbox equivalent next gen.

Couldn't agree more.  I love how you can look at a list of your rarest trophies, my rarest being the Stardew Valley Plat thanks to the Fector's Challenge trophy which was an absolute beast to get.  It's funny, when I got game pass and started using my Xbox again I immediately looked to see if PSNprofile had a sister site.



#10263 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70196 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:40 PM

https://blog.us.play...games-for-july/

 

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo. Excited for Horizon Chase Turbo.



#10264 RiPPn  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:46 PM

https://blog.us.play...games-for-july/

 

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo. Excited for Horizon Chase Turbo.

I agree, almost bought Horizon Chase Turbo a couple of times, so looking forward to that.  Sony is going to get hammered for offering a sports title though, might as well offer a visual novel if you are going to go that niche.



#10265 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9887 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:02 PM

I have Horizon Chase back from when it was first released on mobile. Good game.

#10266 Moofboy   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   498 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:03 PM

Been wanting to try Mary Skelter for Vita and it's on sale for $10. I'm in. The physical version is 100+ on ebay.

Some tempting deals there. I'm tempted to get LIS season 2 at the sale price of 30, but I may hold out to see if there's a deluxe edition with extras like they did for the prequel series. I also would have jumped on Death Mark at $25 if I hadn't just ordered the physical version from Amazon for 29 yesterday. Wonder if I can still cancel it since I chose the slow free shipping.

Mary was $3 or something a month or so ago... Don't remember the price exactly, but I grabbed it then. Might want to hold out.

#10267 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2993 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:03 PM

Sports games are definitely not niche. PES is one of the best selling video game franchises of all time.

Exactly. I am super excited about playing it. Especially with all the soccer cups going on right now. Daughter got super excited when she saw it as the free offering.

#10268 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:08 PM

PS+ Announcement:

 

Horizon <holy crap!> Chase Turbo <oh...>

 



#10269 RiPPn  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:08 PM

Sports games are definitely not niche. PES is one of the best selling video game franchises of all time.

Horizon Chase looks cool. I'm not mad.

Soccer in America is super niche, PES is big because of the rest of the world.  That said I'm glad some in this thread are finding value in the offering.



#10270 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9073 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:10 PM

PES is alright as a pick.
Horizon Turbo is the bigger disappointment for me, particularly as I already have access to Forza Horizon 4, Wipeout Omega Collection, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and CTR: NF.
Meh.
I don't get why Sony is suddenly so shy about picking older first-party titles.
TLOU Remastered or Uncharted Trilogy or even the Wipeout Collection (if you're determined to pick a racing game) would make people happy.

#10271 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70196 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:19 PM



#10272 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10022 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

Is SolSeraph inspired by Actraiser? If so I'm very interested. It looks interesting nonetheless.



#10273 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2993 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:41 PM

Maybe a decade ago. It's rapidly gaining in popularity, especially amongst younger people.

We're a soccer family and it has definitely blown up in the last 5 years. I love that people are starting to like soccer.

#10274 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3596 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:50 PM

July's free games are a fucking facepalm

Sony needs to step up and offer more than 2 per month for free.  They need to throw in a Sony first party title too once in a while, IE Gran fucking Turismo lol 



#10275 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10022 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:00 PM

The games look OK enough. Last months were very decent. Sony is saying this is pretty much extra now compared to how much we got from PS+ before. It would be smart for them to offer older first part titles as they're already selling cheap anyway, but i'm not the right audience for those since I own them already. I think a big title + a more niche title every month is good enough. 



#10276 RiPPn  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:10 PM

July's free games are a fucking facepalm

Sony needs to step up and offer more than 2 per month for free.  They need to throw in a Sony first party title too once in a while, IE Gran fucking Turismo lol 

If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate you get something ridiculous like 8 new games a month.  It's quite insane the value proposition disparity between the 2 companies at the moment. 



#10277 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2993 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:18 PM

If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate you get something ridiculous like 8 new games a month. It's quite insane the value proposition disparity between the 2 companies at the moment.

We'll one is winning and the other is trying to make up ground. That's why competition is awesome. I have both consoles and it's great. Always something to play.

#10278 RabbiHick  

RabbiHick

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:28 PM

PES is alright as a pick.
Horizon Turbo is the bigger disappointment for me, particularly as I already have access to Forza Horizon 4, Wipeout Omega Collection, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and CTR: NF.
Meh.
I don't get why Sony is suddenly so shy about picking older first-party titles.
TLOU Remastered or Uncharted Trilogy or even the Wipeout Collection (if you're determined to pick a racing game) would make people happy.

Disagree. People will always find something to bitch about. If we see Last of Us or Uncharted trilogy for free people will just say 'they're ages old and can already be had for 5 bucks! People will expect stuff like Days Gone to be free when it's been out a month.

#10279 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! Banned   1790 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:41 PM

PES is alright as a pick.
Horizon Turbo is the bigger disappointment for me, particularly as I already have access to Forza Horizon 4, Wipeout Omega Collection, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and CTR: NF.
Meh.
I don't get why Sony is suddenly so shy about picking older first-party titles.
TLOU Remastered or Uncharted Trilogy or even the Wipeout Collection (if you're determined to pick a racing game) would make people happy.

it wouldn't make me happy, I would think most Playstation fans bought those games years ago



#10280 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3681 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:50 PM

We'll one is winning and the other is trying to make up ground. That's why competition is awesome. I have both consoles and it's great. Always something to play.

I sure hope that Microsoft gets some fruit for their labor.  I'm not a fanboy of any company, but Sony is just phoning it in compared to them and doesn't even care (at least that's the perception).  Sony deserves to be brought down a peg or two in comparison.  It continues to amaze me how shortsighted and forward thinking both companies have been at different times over the past several years.



#10281 wynams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:56 PM

April was great (Conan and Surge)

May was good (Edith Finch and Overcooked)

June was terrific (Borderlands and Sonic Mania)

can't win em all 



#10282 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3587 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:32 PM

Horizon Chase Turbo is an excellent choice and I am exited to play it for free.

It is the first Plus title in a long while that I am actually excited to play.



#10283 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1325 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:41 PM

Just PS2 era Sony all over again as history repeats itself. MS will win next console war and the cycle continues.



#10284 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! Banned   1790 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:55 PM

April was great (Conan and Surge)

May was good (Edith Finch and Overcooked)

June was terrific (Borderlands and Sonic Mania)

can't win em all 

i prefer this month



#10285 Mister Squirrel   I play in traffic! CAGiversary!   592 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Mister Squirrel

Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:03 PM

Just PS2 era Sony all over again as history repeats itself. MS will win next console war and the cycle continues.

LOL

#10286 RiPPn  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:25 PM

Just PS2 era Sony all over again as history repeats itself. MS will win next console war and the cycle continues.

Considering Microsoft didn't even win the 360 era, came in well behind the Wii and narrowly lost to the PS3, I wouldn't put money on it.  However I do think it's going to be a lot tighter if Sony doesn't start making some changes.  And they have already stated they are going to start pushing PS Now, so I expect them to start matching Microsoft's game pass there.  What is puzzling though is they are offering half the amount of games compared to gold and they are gimping rewards.  This is just bizarre when you are about to simultaneously launch consoles with your competition and every bullet point matters especially when it comes to value.

 

I'm glad that xbox people love gamepass. The $1 deal is the happiest I've seen xbox fans in a long time. Competition is great. But what they need (and what they still lack) are the must play titles that you can only get on xbox. Gears, Halo, and Forza have taken them as far as they can go.

I'm not an Xbox fan (or wasn't until a couple weeks ago) and have been pretty anti Microsoft since they made the 360 a casual console and even further when they went anti consumer with the Xbox One launch.  That being said, Microsoft really feels like they are in the position Sony was in near the middle of the PS3 generation.  The $1 deal for 3 years of game pass ultimate even kind of parallels the cheap Target deal that got many CAGs years of Plus on the cheap back in those days.  And you'd be surprised how many exclusives are on game pass alone.  Sure they aren't God of War or Spider-man, but games like Void Bastards and Forza Horizon are pretty stellar in their own right.  And I still have to try Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, etc.  People are sleeping on Microsoft, especially Sony, and I think it's going to bite them in the ass.



#10287 KurishunaMaradi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4323 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

KurishunaMaradi

Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:07 PM

RiPPn, you bastard, you have too much free time today.



#10288 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3681 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:57 PM

April was great (Conan and Surge)

May was good (Edith Finch and Overcooked)

June was terrific (Borderlands and Sonic Mania)

can't win em all 

It's not just about PS Plus versus GWG.  It's about this and other services and features that Microsoft is willing to offer/allow that Sony does not address or barely addresses such as Game Pass, Backwards Compatibility, etc.  It's a general push towards greater value that Microsoft is making and essentially forcing Sony into that we should all be thankful for.  If it wasn't for Microsoft, I feel pretty confident PS5 would not have backwards compatibility.  Competition is great.



#10289 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2993 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:13 PM

It's not just about PS Plus versus GWG. It's about this and other services and features that Microsoft is willing to offer/allow that Sony does not address or barely addresses such as Game Pass, Backwards Compatibility, etc. It's a general push towards greater value that Microsoft is making and essentially forcing Sony into that we should all be thankful for. If it wasn't for Microsoft, I feel pretty confident PS5 would not have backwards compatibility. Competition is great.

This guy gets it.

#10290 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1325 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:56 PM

Considering Microsoft didn't even win the 360 era, came in well behind the Wii and narrowly lost to the PS3, I wouldn't put money on it.  However I do think it's going to be a lot tighter if Sony doesn't start making some changes.  And they have already stated they are going to start pushing PS Now, so I expect them to start matching Microsoft's game pass there.  What is puzzling though is they are offering half the amount of games compared to gold and they are gimping rewards.  This is just bizarre when you are about to simultaneously launch consoles with your competition and every bullet point matters especially when it comes to value.

Not even considering the Wii since that was a screwball, where most of the sales were sales for novelty; targeting a casual crowd who bought, used it for a few months and forgot about it.  PS3 sales were higher, but you have to consider that it was on the market longer and picked up towards the latter half of its lifecycle.  I have always preferred PS>XB, owning only one ms console; but I'm not blind to the fact that Sony screwed up with the PS3, while the 360 was more of a success overall with better games during that period.

 

What I meant by my original statement is that Sony is going the way of making bad decisions again because they are the market leaders for the PS4 era, same as when they were the leader with the PS2.  MS has been making the right moves moving into the next gen, that's why they'll win the next console war.