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#40771 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1971 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2022 - 08:21 PM

I think he’s probably referring to this:

https://gameflip.com...limit=36&page=1

Holy crap! I'm salivating over here! But how do you actually buy and use these? I presume you'd need a VPN for this?



#40772 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11995 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2022 - 08:48 PM

Holy crap! I'm salivating over here! But how do you actually buy and use these? I presume you'd need a VPN for this?

Obviously need to create a GameFlip account. I understand it’s a bit of a pain in the ass for some people nowadays (like requiring a driver’s license photo, etc.). I didn’t have to go through that but YMMV. Think you may be able to get around it by adding funds to an account but not sure. And TBH with games less than $5, you’ll need to add funds anyway. It won’t let you direct buy with a CC unless it’s over $5.

Anyway, after you do that, when you buy a code from outside the US, you do indeed need a VPN. Just for the redemption part. After it’s added to your account, you just play as normal.

#40773 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 21 May 2022 - 09:43 PM

I think my play and charge kit is dying and was wondering if this would be a good replacement. https://www.amazon.c...SKGQXG9E5XKF9YS
I’ve heard y’all talk about this brand.

#40774 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   16664 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 May 2022 - 09:55 PM

I think my play and charge kit is dying and was wondering if this would be a good replacement. https://www.amazon.c...SKGQXG9E5XKF9YS
I’ve heard y’all talk about this brand.

I've had mine for over ten years now and only 3 of the 12 or so total I got at the time have ever crapped out and that's because I don't rotate them enough in the charger. Also if you got an IKEA near you, buy the IKEA brand rechargable batteries. Exact same batteries as Eneloop, but cheaper, just don't order them online from the IKEA website.



#40775 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1459 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 21 May 2022 - 10:24 PM

Sorry for a Kotaku link but here's an excuse to not buy SNK games, or justify cheaper purchase options at least.

https://kotaku.com/s...ghte-1848754233


Holy Fuck… that’s a reason to never buy anything from SNK again

The attempts by Saudi officials to “sportswash” have really upset people. Over in England, the Saudi sovereign wealth fund purchased Newcastle United in the premier league, and fans and local government fought hard to try to keep them out.

Then there’s Formula 1 racing there this season and last. I hate the track, as I really do think it’s going to be the site of the next serious safety problem in racing. Then there was a Yemeni missile that struck 6 miles from the track DURING race practice last month.

#40776 Sielanas  

Posted 21 May 2022 - 10:50 PM

Are old old games really that exciting? I'm not demeaning the games but the need to play them on a particular machine. There's no need to give money to anyone for those at this point. Gray market codes don't do anything to support the creator or indicate further interest. I don't see the point in  being risky over $4 bargain bin stuff that I can just play a rom of right now.



#40777 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 21 May 2022 - 11:05 PM

I've had mine for over ten years now and only 3 of the 12 or so total I got at the time have ever crapped out and that's because I don't rotate them enough in the charger. Also if you got an IKEA near you, buy the IKEA brand rechargable batteries. Exact same batteries as Eneloop, but cheaper, just don't order them online from the IKEA website.


Thanks. I don’t have an IKEA that’s close but I appreciate the warning about their site. I considered ordering from them. I ordered the non quick charger version of the eneloop before seeing the one I posted. It’s sold through Amazon but I’m having trouble canceling it because it’s through seller on Amazon.

#40778 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2022 - 11:09 PM

I noticed asura wrath dlc is on sale... which oen do i get for the story?



#40779 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   893 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2022 - 11:13 PM

I think you get the full episode pack for $3.49

#40780 Euripides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   470 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Euripides

Posted 21 May 2022 - 11:32 PM

Holy crap! I'm salivating over here! But how do you actually buy and use these? I presume you'd need a VPN for this?

Hence the jaw drop  :bouncy:



#40781 Firefox59   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   273 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Firefox59

Posted 22 May 2022 - 12:40 AM

Sorry for a Kotaku link but here's an excuse to not buy SNK games, or justify cheaper purchase options at least.

https://kotaku.com/s...ghte-1848754233

Idk how you came across that old article but this just came out and it's way more alarming to me. Also covers the SNK investment.

 

https://kotaku.com/n...ares-1848941294

 

It just doesn't seem like a reason to not enjoy the games that you want to play because 'super wealthy people are going to do super wealthy people things'. Regardless of how garbage a human being he is, its not going to change the bottom line if you guys don't buy the next King of Fighters game.



#40782 Bing Chameleon  

Bing Chameleon

Posted 22 May 2022 - 03:29 AM

I've had mine for over ten years now and only 3 of the 12 or so total I got at the time have ever crapped out and that's because I don't rotate them enough in the charger. Also if you got an IKEA near you, buy the IKEA brand rechargable batteries. Exact same batteries as Eneloop, but cheaper, just don't order them online from the IKEA website.

 

 

Thanks. I don’t have an IKEA that’s close but I appreciate the warning about their site. I considered ordering from them. I ordered the non quick charger version of the eneloop before seeing the one I posted. It’s sold through Amazon but I’m having trouble canceling it because it’s through seller on Amazon.

I've had 8 Eneloop batteries and the companion charger since 2013, mostly just rotating them in my Xbox One controllers. They've kept a good charge, so much that I've only recently been considering new ones. That is a good tip about IKEA too, I'll keep that in mind if I go to another one. 



#40783 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 22 May 2022 - 05:47 AM

Idk how you came across that old article but this just came out and it's way more alarming to me. Also covers the SNK investment.

 

https://kotaku.com/n...ares-1848941294

 

It just doesn't seem like a reason to not enjoy the games that you want to play because 'super wealthy people are going to do super wealthy people things'. Regardless of how garbage a human being he is, its not going to change the bottom line if you guys don't buy the next King of Fighters game.

Oh, I can enjoy the games just fine. I just don't want to give them money so they can use my funds to do things like commit a genocide in Yemen. 



#40784 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1372 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2022 - 12:19 PM

I kinda get the burnout, cuz me and the wife are there. Haven't seen a lot of the new new stuff. Eternals, Shang-Chi, Dr. Strange, Moon Knight.


Still not burnt out here, though Eternals was hot ass. Shang-chi was fun, Dr. Strange was a straight up Raimi horror flick (so I really dug it) and Moon Knight was ... meh.

All that said, I enjoy watching Marvel stuff with my 4 and 6-year-olds right now because they're seeing a shit-ton of diversity in all the superheroes and that's pretty damn cool to witness.

#40785 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1676 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 22 May 2022 - 03:41 PM

Still not burnt out here, though Eternals was hot ass. Shang-chi was fun, Dr. Strange was a straight up Raimi horror flick (so I really dug it) and Moon Knight was ... meh.

All that said, I enjoy watching Marvel stuff with my 4 and 6-year-olds right now because they're seeing a shit-ton of diversity in all the superheroes and that's pretty damn cool to witness.

I'm enjoying the MCU for the most part (and enjoy the comics but only by accepted that they are different animals). As someone who also likes to watch with a slightly older kid, I really wish they'd have not gone with Raimi horror for a mainstream Marvel movie in continuity... a not insignificant amount of the audience can't see it and/or won't enjoy it. Sure. Make a horror marvel movie if they really need to, but don't take it out of the small number of MCU movies we get per year. That's lame.

#40786 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   958 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 22 May 2022 - 05:19 PM

Thanks. I don’t have an IKEA that’s close but I appreciate the warning about their site. I considered ordering from them. I ordered the non quick charger version of the eneloop before seeing the one I posted. It’s sold through Amazon but I’m having trouble canceling it because it’s through seller on Amazon.

Nothing wrong with ordering from IKEA as long as you're not spoiled by free 2 day shipping. I didn't want to drive 100 miles to my nearest store to get batteries, so I ordered a bunch of packs off their site this March. Took almost two weeks for them to ship them out, can't remember if shipping was 5.99 or 6.99.



#40787 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3416 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2022 - 07:31 PM

Nickelodeon Kart Racers - Xbox $5.99

 

Nickelodeon Kart Racers Xbox One GM00806 - Best Buy



#40788 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   2044 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 22 May 2022 - 09:03 PM


Nickelodeon Kart Racers - Xbox $5.99


Nickelodeon Kart Racers Xbox One GM00806 - Best Buy


I like the sequel but heard this one is plain bad. It’s been this price on digital as well.

#40789 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 23 May 2022 - 04:14 AM

Man, people who read comics then aren't for people who read comics now. Marvel and DC are constantly changing their lore, characters and timelines to where so many things don't even matter. Until sometimes randomly they do and are referenced in a crossover before being forgotten as part of a new reboot every few years. At least with MCU and to some extent DCU, there is a simple lore to the universe compared to me having to explain Alan Scott to someone and having to explain them the Golden Age followed by JSA then tell them it doesn't matter, but then Crisis happens, but then it doesn't matter again because of new 52 and etc.

I started reading Marvel and DC as a kid a bit before Knightfall, Death of Superman, Fatal Attractions and Age of Apocalypse and read pretty much consistently up until Marvel Now and DC’s New 52. I’ve not enjoyed comics the same after those reboots. Some titles I stopped reading completely for different reasons and some were okay but just not the same. I think both companies’ books and management of the overall product has declined. Now, because of their digital subscriptions, I just re-read old stories or find stuff that I didn’t read when I couldn’t afford to buy everything I wanted.

#40790 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 23 May 2022 - 06:10 AM

Yeah, new 52 is where I fell off with DC. They weren't even bad, I really loved Superman at the time, but man, these just weren't the same characters I got invested in since the 80s and I sorta just fell off. 



#40791 ZanTheMan  

ZanTheMan

Posted 23 May 2022 - 12:23 PM

Obviously need to create a GameFlip account. I understand it’s a bit of a pain in the ass for some people nowadays (like requiring a driver’s license photo, etc.). I didn’t have to go through that but YMMV. Think you may be able to get around it by adding funds to an account but not sure. And TBH with games less than $5, you’ll need to add funds anyway. It won’t let you direct buy with a CC unless it’s over $5.

Anyway, after you do that, when you buy a code from outside the US, you do indeed need a VPN. Just for the redemption part. After it’s added to your account, you just play as normal.

If you have Apple Pay, you can just set up your Gameflip account through Apple and use Apple Pay to skip the verification process (the shady part). I think that works for Google Pay too, but someone with an Android should check. I usually just figure out how much I want to spend and add that much to my Gameflip wallet (to avoid the transaction fee).

 

Obviously, you have to find sellers that have a good reputation. For Argentina codes, the 3 sellers that have the best ratings and high number of sales are FC, Gigagames, and Digital Store. I've bought a bunch of stuff from all three, and I've never any issues. Don't buy from anyone that is new, and don't buy from a seller listing a game for way cheaper than the other sellers.



#40792 zaorocks   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

zaorocks

Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:00 PM

Has anyone tried out Jurassic World Evolution 2 on console yet? Curious how the controls are and if it's worth my time.

#40793 Fuzzmeister  

Fuzzmeister

Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:40 PM

Has anyone tried out Jurassic World Evolution 2 on console yet? Curious how the controls are and if it's worth my time.

I'm sure it controls similar to the first game which played great on console.



#40794 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   16664 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 May 2022 - 02:39 PM

Nothing wrong with ordering from IKEA as long as you're not spoiled by free 2 day shipping. I didn't want to drive 100 miles to my nearest store to get batteries, so I ordered a bunch of packs off their site this March. Took almost two weeks for them to ship them out, can't remember if shipping was 5.99 or 6.99.

It always seems YMMV in terms of delivery from IKEA. Reading on IKEA Reddit and so many people make orders and get no notifications for months or get no feedback. I Tried making an order last year and had a delivery date and then a week passed after that delivery date with no notification of what or why or when it'll come in and when I emailed them and got a response days later they basically gave me a non response so I just cancelled it.

 

I started reading Marvel and DC as a kid a bit before Knightfall, Death of Superman, Fatal Attractions and Age of Apocalypse and read pretty much consistently up until Marvel Now and DC’s New 52. I’ve not enjoyed comics the same after those reboots. Some titles I stopped reading completely for different reasons and some were okay but just not the same. I think both companies’ books and management of the overall product has declined. Now, because of their digital subscriptions, I just re-read old stories or find stuff that I didn’t read when I couldn’t afford to buy everything I wanted.

Marvel and DC are still capable of releasing good comics these days, you just have to sort through so much garbage to get to it. Like did you know there's a fucking Batman and FaZe Clan crossover comic where Batman must enlist the help of the "best" gamers?  It's really best to avoid all major event crossovers because more often than not they just bog things down and have no real bearing on expanding the universe so much as going back to original status quo. But comics where there is a cohesive vision still exist like Jeff Lemire's Animal Man is without a doubt the best thing to come not only out of the New 52, but DC in general and Tim Seeley's run of Nightwing right now is also great. The problem usually comes after where if those specific comics with a very specific creative vision become a hit, those companies delude them with half assed writing teams or spin offs until it loses that fan base and then they go back to churning out more Batman spin-offs.



#40795 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   12218 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 23 May 2022 - 04:05 PM

I wish I had read about Ikea batteries before this weekend.  It would have made the trek through the store worth it.



#40796 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 23 May 2022 - 04:28 PM

It always seems YMMV in terms of delivery from IKEA. Reading on IKEA Reddit and so many people make orders and get no notifications for months or get no feedback. I Tried making an order last year and had a delivery date and then a week passed after that delivery date with no notification of what or why or when it'll come in and when I emailed them and got a response days later they basically gave me a non response so I just cancelled it.
 

Marvel and DC are still capable of releasing good comics these days, you just have to sort through so much garbage to get to it. Like did you know there's a fucking Batman and FaZe Clan crossover comic where Batman must enlist the help of the "best" gamers?  It's really best to avoid all major event crossovers because more often than not they just bog things down and have no real bearing on expanding the universe so much as going back to original status quo. But comics where there is a cohesive vision still exist like Jeff Lemire's Animal Man is without a doubt the best thing to come not only out of the New 52, but DC in general and Tim Seeley's run of Nightwing right now is also great. The problem usually comes after where if those specific comics with a very specific creative vision become a hit, those companies delude them with half assed writing teams or spin offs until it loses that fan base and then they go back to churning out more Batman spin-offs.

Crossovers and big events have gotten to frequent and have not only diminished their importance but also kept the respective universes in a constant state of upheaval. They usually only happened at certain intervals and were spaced out more but that’s not the case anymore. Batman went from one big event back to back to back after Rebirth happened and each one felt recycled versions of each previous one. I stopped reading Marvel after Avengers vs X-Men(which was actually really good) which came out of Messiah Complex(even better) but it’s exhausting. It was so much better when you’d have arcs then some stand alone issues in between arcs while building up to an event. Not only have the writers gotten lazy but so has management. Who was asking for a Batman and Fortnite book? I think both companies have lost sight of who their actual fan base and customers are.

#40797 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   5020 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2022 - 06:22 PM

EA reportedly looking for a buyer and has spoken to "Disney, Apple and Amazon"

https://www.rockpape...pple-and-amazon

#40798 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11995 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2022 - 06:49 PM

PlayStation has officially got the GamePass killer on their new subscription service: Balan Wonderworld!

Well, ok, I actually have wanted to try it just for kicks (though the demo was pretty horrible) so I’ll give it a shot on PS Plus Premium.

#40799 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5759 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 23 May 2022 - 06:51 PM

Crossovers and big events have gotten to frequent and have not only diminished their importance but also kept the respective universes in a constant state of upheaval. They usually only happened at certain intervals and were spaced out more but that’s not the case anymore. Batman went from one big event back to back to back after Rebirth happened and each one felt recycled versions of each previous one. I stopped reading Marvel after Avengers vs X-Men(which was actually really good) which came out of Messiah Complex(even better) but it’s exhausting. It was so much better when you’d have arcs then some stand alone issues in between arcs while building up to an event. Not only have the writers gotten lazy but so has management. Who was asking for a Batman and Fortnite book? I think both companies have lost sight of who their actual fan base and customers are.

I'm curious how those superfluous crossovers do. Fortnite has actually had multiple miniseries with DC and one with Marvel in the past year or so, and I don't know anyone who picked them up even though they have some important stuff for the game's lore. I don't think the younger players were going for it and I feel like only us "boomers" that are like 20+ buy comics anymore.

I feel like the FaZe book brought nothing but negative attention to both companies. At least most crossovers have some element of fun to the concept.

#40800 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   6138 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:08 PM

The Sonic 2 movie will be available for streaming on Paramount Plus starting tomorrow! Seems like it was still in theaters not even that long ago. I'm excited to watch it since I enjoyed the first one enough to rewatch it a couple of times.