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#7801 Sir Sleeps A-lot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Sir Sleeps A-lot

Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:33 PM

Ninja Gaiden II has be put back on the Xbox store

https://marketplace....15-d802544307d5

Could there be a BC announcement for this game in the inside Xbox stream later today?

#7802 PageAndScreen   Assassin's Creed Fantatic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

PageAndScreen

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:19 PM

Is DA:I enjoyable if you have never played any of the previous DAs?

And I’m glad I’m not the only one having issues with the Rewards app

#7803 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:36 PM

Is DA:I enjoyable if you have never played any of the previous DAs?


Probably more so, not having played a billion hours twice already. I still haven't played the second. You might want to consider that it's part of EA access though. (I can't get myself to buy EA anymore)

#7804 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:39 PM

Ninja Gaiden II has be put back on the Xbox store

https://marketplace....15-d802544307d5

Could there be a BC announcement for this game in the inside Xbox stream later today?


Nice. Fingers crossed!

#7805 PageAndScreen   Assassin's Creed Fantatic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

PageAndScreen

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:45 PM

Probably more so, not having played a billion hours twice already. I still haven't played the second. You might want to consider that it's part of EA access though. (I can't get myself to buy EA anymore)


I’m weird in that I don’t mind “renting” via GamePass (especially since MS Rewards covers it) but I don’t want EA Access anymore. I’d rather own the few EA games that I want to play (namely the ME series, Star Wars, Mirror’s Edge, TF2, and possibly DA:I now). It makes no sense at all, but that’s where I am lol

#7806 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

https://twitter.com/...128167821152256

 

That was quick.

 

Although based on what I know about the game, I don't think the drop is reflective of the quality, so much as EA abandoning games to market if they aren't a 9/10, critically acclaimed million seller in the first two weeks.


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#7807 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11260 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:54 PM

https://twitter.com/...128167821152256

 

That was quick.

 

Although based on what I know about the game, I don't think the drop is reflective of the quality, so much as EA abandoning games to market if they aren't a 9/10, critically acclaimed million seller in the first two weeks.

And while a price drop like this might attract new players, I bet it does more to keep players away.



#7808 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:56 PM

https://twitter.com/...128167821152256

That was quick.

Although based on what I know about the game, I don't think the drop is reflective of the quality, so much as EA abandoning games to market if they aren't a 9/10, critically acclaimed million seller in the first two weeks.


Yeah, was about to mention this. I actually enjoyed what I have played of Anthem through the 10-hour demo. Just not at full price so $19.99 is good for me.

And now that I bought it, it’ll be on EA Access within a month. You’re welcome.

#7809 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:59 PM

Your sacrifice is appreciated, awp.

 

I’m weird in that I don’t mind “renting” via GamePass (especially since MS Rewards covers it) but I don’t want EA Access anymore. I’d rather own the few EA games that I want to play (namely the ME series, Star Wars, Mirror’s Edge, TF2, and possibly DA:I now). It makes no sense at all, but that’s where I am lol

Most of the games that are on Access I'd want I either already own (or have via GWG) or they drop below $10 often enough I'd also prefer to buy them outright. If you take away sports titles, the amount of games on offer in Access isn't all that significant. For folks who also want sports games, it's an easy sell, though.

 

And while a price drop like this might attract new players, I bet it does more to keep players away.

Yep. Lower prices sooner usually makes people think it's bad and not worth your time, not unlike budget releases at $30-40. If I had time for a persistent game like Anthem, $20 sounds like a good price, but I'm off in JRPG land right now with all the Square-Enix games that have been ported.



#7810 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11260 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:06 PM

Ninja Gaiden II has be put back on the Xbox store

https://marketplace....15-d802544307d5

Could there be a BC announcement for this game in the inside Xbox stream later today?

I see everything but a full game purchase option.  Was the page completely gone before and they recently brought it back?



#7811 xbox_man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:11 PM

Ninja Gaiden II has be put back on the Xbox store

https://marketplace....15-d802544307d5

Could there be a BC announcement for this game in the inside Xbox stream later today?

Had a look and it would cost me $49 (Australia). I will wait for a better experience.



#7812 Sir Sleeps A-lot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Sir Sleeps A-lot

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:13 PM

I see everything but a full game purchase option. Was the page completely gone before and they recently brought it back?


Yeah they removed from the store sometime ago. Now they just put it back up

#7813 rmatheso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   137 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

rmatheso

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:17 PM

Canadian Store has NGII up. Added 2019-04-16!

$29.99 though :/ Somewhat tempting if 4K enhanced.

 

https://marketplace....15-d802544307d5



#7814 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:19 PM

Canadian Store has NGII up. Added 2019-04-16!
$29.99 though :/ Somewhat tempting if 4K enhanced.

https://marketplace....15-d802544307d5


Wow. That’s high. Hopefully they also announce it is coming to GamePass. :)

#7815 Sir Sleeps A-lot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Sir Sleeps A-lot

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

You guys think they will announce a Ninja Gaiden 4 announcement soon? Possibly at E3?

#7816 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14952 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:24 PM

You guys think they will announce a Ninja Gaiden 4 announcement soon? Possibly at E3?

The horrible memories of NG3 still linger in my head. I Hope not...



#7817 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:35 PM

https://www.wired.co...impression=true

 

Vague details on the PS5 from Cerny himself. I want to say this is another instance of "borrowing" what the competition did, like Microsoft and Digital Foundry, except they had nothing real to show about the system other than a tech demo showing MUCH faster loading.

 

I'm not good enough with technical specs to really break down this, but some of it does line up with Digital Foundry's predictions as of late. I think these are the key takeaways that are useful:

"The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. ... The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family. ... Sony won’t cop to exact details about the SSD—who makes it, whether it utilizes the new PCIe 4.0 standard—but Cerny claims that it has a raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs. ... the next-gen console will support 8K graphics" It won't be out in 2019 which was obvious already.

 

What I can speculate are a couple of details mentioned. First, they mention that file sizes are expected to go up to the point that higher capacity discs will be needed. A quick look shows UHD 4K discs can be up to 100 GB right now, so I assume that's what they're referring to. A 100 gig standard isn't thrilling but it was bound to go up and we've already been seeing that during this gen. This does throw up some red flag for the digital side and data caps, but the real concern I have here is the SSD. It sounds like it's a currently unreleased new standard for SSD connections and/or some proprietary magic. The next concern I have is the mention of raytracing. This technique is barely getting started on PC, only a few games really support it, and most of them run like shit when they do.

 

Basically, if this has all the bells and whistle mentioned, things like a 1 or 2 TB SSD, and GPU that does raytracing, I don't think another 599 US DOLLARS is impossible. But it does sound like it's 12 to 18 months away so maybe prices will come down enough on those things to mitigate the cost.



#7818 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:42 PM

Skimming that PS5 article I don’t see any mention of a 4K Blu-ray player. That’s crazy if they still don’t have one in it. Maybe it’ll be there and it just wasn’t mentioned.

On another PS note, they dropped Dreams Early Access today. Might be the reason I finally dust off the PS4 for a bit.

#7819 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

You guys think they will announce a Ninja Gaiden 4 announcement soon? Possibly at E3?

I'm not sure how big Team Ninja is, but they just released Dead or Alive 6 and Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet. They are also working on Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order for Switch and Nioh 2 for PS4. I think it's unlikely to come soon.

 

 

Is DA:I enjoyable if you have never played any of the previous DAs?

And I’m glad I’m not the only one having issues with the Rewards app

I think you'd be fine. The war of the mages and templars is set up in DA2 as is Red Lyrium, some of the lore with the enemies comes from Awakening, and there are a few characters from Origins and 2 throughout the game, but I don't think much was actually needed. You play as a new character that was not involved with those events anyways.

 

Other knowing the context for old characters and a few mentioned events, I think the biggest benefit playing the old games had for me was knowing the nuances of the world, the races, and the politics; more so than the progression of the story through the games.



#7820 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11260 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

Yeah they removed from the store sometime ago. Now they just put it back up

I see the full game purchase option in en-ca and en-au, but not in en-us.  Hopefully soon!



#7821 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14952 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

Skimming that PS5 article I don’t see any mention of a 4K Blu-ray player. That’s crazy if they still don’t have one in it. Maybe it’ll be there and it just wasn’t mentioned.

On another PS note, they dropped Dreams Early Access today. Might be the reason I finally dust off the PS4 for a bit.

They said in the article it'll support physical media and mentions of 8K support as well so....

 

I'm just glad my $105 PSVR head set will have continued support.



#7822 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

Skimming that PS5 article I don’t see any mention of a 4K Blu-ray player. That’s crazy if they still don’t have one in it. Maybe it’ll be there and it just wasn’t mentioned.

On another PS note, they dropped Dreams Early Access today. Might be the reason I finally dust off the PS4 for a bit.

I think it's implied by "necessitating larger downloads or higher-capacity physical media like discs. PlayStation’s next-generation console ticks all those boxes..."



#7823 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:51 PM

They said in the article it'll support physical media and mentions of 8K support as well so....

I'm just glad my $105 PSVR head set will have continued support.


I think it's implied by "necessitating larger downloads or higher-capacity physical media like discs. PlayStation’s next-generation console ticks all those boxes..."


Ah, at work and skimmed so missed that “physical media like discs” part. Thanks.

Still hoping our Xbox (whatever) one ups this and MS gets some traction with exclusives for next gen. GamePass and more consumer friendly policies are definitely helping in the PR department.

#7824 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

Well, this thing took a turn. It does have Sanwa parts (GOOD) and wi-fi for it's own leaderboard system, but the body looks like a joke. Yes, it looks nice but I would not want that awkward shape. It looks like a display piece more than anything else. Out October 25th from Koch Media (Weird, bad?). 16 mostly good games.

 

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http://www.capcomhomearcade.com/home



#7825 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

Ah, at work and skimmed so missed that “physical media like discs” part. Thanks.

Still hoping our Xbox (whatever) one ups this and MS gets some traction with exclusives for next gen. GamePass and more consumer friendly policies are definitely helping in the PR department.

BC for PS4 games is great to hear, but there's still no good reason for PS1 and PS2 games not to work off of PSN. I don't care if they have to be bought digitally vs working with the disc, I have tons of old games I could play on my PS3 that don't work on a significantly more powerful system. Glad to know the cheap PS4 digital games I have will not be trapped on a single gen.

 

But, MS seems well poised for any software that runs on X1 (360, OG) to work on next gen, in which case they will continue to get my money. 



#7826 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:15 PM

BC for PS4 games is great to hear, but there's still no good reason for PS1 and PS2 games not to work off of PSN. I don't care if they have to be bought digitally vs working with the disc, I have tons of old games I could play on my PS3 that don't work on a significantly more powerful system. Glad to know the cheap PS4 digital games I have will not be trapped on a single gen.

But, MS seems well poised for any software that runs on X1 (360, OG) to work on next gen, in which case they will continue to get my money.


Agreed. And it’s not like Sony doesn’t have the ability to add PS1-PS3 backwards compatibility.

#7827 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14952 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:19 PM

Well, this thing took a turn. It does have Sanwa parts (GOOD) and wi-fi for it's own leaderboard system, but the body looks like a joke. Yes, it looks nice but I would not want that awkward shape. It looks like a display piece more than anything else. Out October 25th from Koch Media (Weird, bad?). 16 mostly good games.

 

http://www.capcomhomearcade.com/home

So looking at a bare minimum $250 price tag it seems. Oof. If it was something like 40 games or more I'd consider it, but all that for 16 games makes it a super tough sell.

 

BC for PS4 games is great to hear, but there's still no good reason for PS1 and PS2 games not to work off of PSN. I don't care if they have to be bought digitally vs working with the disc, I have tons of old games I could play on my PS3 that don't work on a significantly more powerful system. Glad to know the cheap PS4 digital games I have will not be trapped on a single gen.

 

But, MS seems well poised for any software that runs on X1 (360, OG) to work on next gen, in which case they will continue to get my money. 

I'll buy both after two or three years when either kinks work out/good bundle deals by Black Friday. Hell, I still plan on getting a One X when that goes hella cheap too. I'm awful with money!



#7828 bigtime26   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   124 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

bigtime26

Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

Late to the party, but Gears of War 4 on the xbox one x is fucking gorgeous.

#7829 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10017 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:00 PM

If Ninja Gaiden II does go BC and isn’t added to GamePass, it’s $9.99 used at GameStop.

#7830 Sir Sleeps A-lot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Sir Sleeps A-lot

Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:05 PM

If Ninja Gaiden II does go BC and isn’t added to GamePass, it’s $9.99 used at GameStop.


Might as well get it now before the price hike