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PSN Weekly Deals - 8/17: Attack of the Blockbuster/Totally Digital/EA/Ubisoft Sales! $4 Agents of Mayhem, $6 Headlander, & More!


#2911 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7563 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

PSN won't accept my CC since it isn't an US one and Amazon has been mysteriously OOS on PSN digital code for a while now. Is there any other option available? If not, I guess I can hold out on increasing my digital backlog for the time being but it does make me sad on missing some of the deals :(

Buy/Trade codes from some of the vendors or fellow CAG that take paypal?



#2912 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7563 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Act 4 changes for Shadow of War make it to were you only do 5 fortress defenses instead of 20 and they added new dialogue to make it have a better story arch. Also they added new gear unlocks for completing Act 4.

So instead of 20 hours it might be like 5?  Maybe I will try to finish it after all.  



#2913 Dranakin   Member Since Oct 2003 CAGiversary!   2651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

Oh shoot, I forgot I still have the PSN God of War 25% coupon that expires tomorrow. PM me if you're interested and I'll send it to you.



#2914 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 0.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

Great price of Shadow of War but I'll wait for the inevitable BB $16 w/ GCU sale.

 

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is fun but it's pretty buggy and cutscenes tend to skip at times. Overall it's a poor port with a mediocre texture upgrade.

 

VC will be dirt cheap soon - I'd wait. I got the PS4 digital version in a cheap Humble Bundle a few months ago. Calling it - $5 by September.



#2915 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4542 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:47 PM

So instead of 20 hours it might be like 5?  Maybe I will try to finish it after all.


I don't remember it taking me 20 hours. Maybe I'm fuzzy on it but I kind of remember streamlining it all and beating it relatively quickly. But I enjoyed the postgame so maybe I'm misremembering

#2916 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67378 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:21 PM

A new deal:

 

:ps4: :vita: Crypt of the NecroDancer - $2.99 - 80% Off - Ends 7/30

 

Freebie:

 

:ps4: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Demo

 

New Releases:

 

:ps4: The Mooseman - $6.99

:ps4: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Truth Bundle - $49.99

:vita: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Truth Bundle - $49.99



#2917 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67378 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:12 PM

Enter the Gungeon has a big update coming tomorrow:

 



#2918 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2577 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:58 PM

Enter the Gungeon has a big update coming tomorrow:

 

Debating on snagging this on the Switch instead of the PS4.  Any input?



#2919 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13497 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:30 AM

Debating on snagging this on the Switch instead of the PS4.  Any input?

Just be aware it's a rogue-like of the worst kind. It's terribly misleading about collecting guns, because all you do is unlock guns that can drop during a session. When you die, you lose everything so zero sense of progress other than learning from mistakes. Even then, a common complaint is people can barely get very far, even skilled players due to the complete RNG nature of how a run will go. Get shit weapons, you do poorly. Get great weapons and spawns and it makes you curse all those hindered RNG runs because of the difficulty spike.

 

I bought it a few months back and uninstalled the same night. Absolutely hated it.



#2920 Quagmilion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

The update apparently fixes most of the progress issues, with more generous drops and items incoming so I'm excited as I liked the base game well enough.

#2921 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   2939 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:28 AM

Just be aware it's a rogue-like of the worst kind. It's terribly misleading about collecting guns, because all you do is unlock guns that can drop during a session. When you die, you lose everything so zero sense of progress other than learning from mistakes. Even then, a common complaint is people can barely get very far, even skilled players due to the complete RNG nature of how a run will go. Get shit weapons, you do poorly. Get great weapons and spawns and it makes you curse all those hindered RNG runs because of the difficulty spike.

I bought it a few months back and uninstalled the same night. Absolutely hated it.

That sounds more or less like standard roguelike gameplay.

#2922 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4542 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:00 AM

That sounds more or less like standard roguelike gameplay.


Yup. Roguelikes are all about threat mitigation, risk management, and dealing with the hand you're dealt. If a new player isn't dying early on most of the time there's a problem. It's about learning to survive long enough on a regular basis that you outlive even bad early rng and finally get a few good drops. That's not to say they can't be badly designed, but the description given here just sounds like how it's supposed to be.

#2923 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5678 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:08 PM

Yup. Roguelikes are all about threat mitigation, risk management, and dealing with the hand you're dealt. If a new player isn't dying early on most of the time there's a problem. It's about learning to survive long enough on a regular basis that you outlive even bad early rng and finally get a few good drops. That's not to say they can't be badly designed, but the description given here just sounds like how it's supposed to be.


You could not have described what a roguelike game is like any better than that. In my opinion, they're a lot like real life. Most people never triumph and beat them. If they learn the rules of the game, they might do a little bit better each time. But most players never really get ahead. They just keep trying.

#2924 Burchamj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   805 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

Just got a ps4(thanks target glitch) so is there a set day ps4 sales happen like on xbox?

#2925 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

Just got a ps4(thanks target glitch) so is there a set day ps4 sales happen like on xbox?


Exit the thread glitchy!

#2926 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1004 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:02 PM

Just got a ps4(thanks target glitch) so is there a set day ps4 sales happen like on xbox?

The sales roll over on Tuesdays.  Welcome to the PS4!



#2927 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67378 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B004RMK4P8/

 

Amazon has PSN gift card codes up for most denominations now.



#2928 CamperinaBush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   570 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:15 PM

PSN flash sale started

https://store.playst...FLASHSALE18LP/1

#2929 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:15 PM

There’s a new flash sale. Weird that it started on a Thursday. Maybe to show off against the MS Ultimate Game Sale?

#2930 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13497 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:20 PM

Yup. Roguelikes are all about threat mitigation, risk management, and dealing with the hand you're dealt. If a new player isn't dying early on most of the time there's a problem. It's about learning to survive long enough on a regular basis that you outlive even bad early rng and finally get a few good drops. That's not to say they can't be badly designed, but the description given here just sounds like how it's supposed to be.

It was poorly balanced from all that I read up on after giving it two hours myself. Some guns were a blast and made the game feel playable but some felt like such an uphill battle it became a chore.



#2931 beaubalon  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:29 PM

There’s a new flash sale. Weird that it started on a Thursday. Maybe to show off against the MS Ultimate Game Sale?


If so, it’s a pretty lackluster showing

#2932 DietKFC   I pay $60 for Kingdom Hearts Demos CAGiversary!   956 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:31 PM

Since part 5 is coming out soon, I had to pick up Jojo for $15. 



#2933 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3114 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:34 PM

The Flash Sale! is strong with the Meh

#2934 CaptainJoel   In Brightest Day CAGiversary!   15413 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:35 PM

I'll chime in on Enter the Gungeon. It is pretty unforgiving, but no more than Binding of Isaac, imo. I enjoyed it a great deal. I've only played on Switch and have only been able to get to the end of the game and defeated the past once (the Hunter can be OP). 

 

I think the game relies most on your ability to judge dodge timing and knowledge of your character's perks. If you're up to learning strategies on how to play and like references to pop culture guns, you'll probably really enjoy it.



#2935 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:51 PM

If so, it’s a pretty lackluster showing


If you’ve seen the Xbox sale, it’s pretty lackluster too. :(

#2936 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67378 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:04 PM

There’s a new flash sale. Weird that it started on a Thursday. Maybe to show off against the MS Ultimate Game Sale?

Sure.



#2937 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8745 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

I'm slightly thinking of the Accel World game (boo only being digital), but really would prefer 75%+ off on it. Not an amazing sale, though I own enough here from one time or another. Does anyone vouch for Streets of Red? I am a fan of beat em ups, but no idea about it.



#2938 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:30 PM

There’s a new flash sale. Weird that it started on a Thursday. Maybe to show off against the MS Ultimate Game Sale?


Or just cause selling stuff is their jam.

#2939 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7563 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:33 PM

Or just cause selling stuff is their jam.

Not that I care either way but does seem like it was a "shot" at MS.  Flash sales are usually Friday and Weekly sales start on Wednesday.

 

Trying hard to find anything in either I might remotely play some day.   



#2940 ky151   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:47 PM

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B004RMK4P8/

 

Amazon has PSN gift card codes up for most denominations now.

Thanks.

 

Looks like the newer no-rush credits do not apply to PSN codes.  I had $6 that expired in September that worked.  Now have $6 that expires Oct 15 that does not.