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Richard Kain

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In Topic: amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Yesterday, 12:36 AM

I stopped by the local Best Buy on my lunch break today, and they had gotten Shiek, Toon Link, Mega Man, and Sonic back in stock. I picked up a Mega Man and Sonic. (as well as a Luigi) I had gotten Shiek and Toon Link earlier. I might head around this evening to see if any other retailers in the are have restocked. They were putting out the Sonic Amiibos while I was perusing the store.

In Topic: CAG Amateur Developer's Thread

24 February 2015 - 09:17 PM

Bundlestars has an RPG Maker sale:

Those are some great prices. I picked up RPG Maker VX Ace off of a Steam sale last year. But I've never bothered to really dig into it. It is commonly considered to be the gold standard for classic JRPG creation.


I've mainly not been using it because I'm already so invested in Unity 3D development. But if I was looking to put together a classic JRPG, it would be my first stop.


Does anyone here have any experience using RPG Maker?

In Topic: PlayStation TV 50% off at Amazon February 13, 2015

15 February 2015 - 03:05 PM

Considering this is also a launch pad for PS Now, its very possible Sony will continue to produce them even when selling them at a loss.


You're assuming that the PS TV is being sold at a loss now. It may very well not be. Think about what the PS TV is. It's the primary circuit board from the Vita, stripped down, and slipped inside a very simple plastic case. There are virtually no moving parts, no screen, and hardly any buttons to speak of. (certainly not as much as the original Vita) All you really need are the circuit board itself, one power button, possibly a rest switch, the two halves of the plastic shell, and the necessary assembly to put them all together.


I can guarantee that it is cheaper to produce than the Vita. How much cheaper is a matter of speculation, but if I had to guess I would say much cheaper. I would estimate that it costs Sony half as much or less to produce the Vita TV than it does to produce the Vita proper.


At the recent $40 sale price, Sony might have been taking a loss on the Vita TV. But I would imagine it wasn't a very big loss. The Vita TV was designed from the ground up to be the dirt-cheap Sony video game alternative. An experiment that wouldn't be a financial risk for Sony.

In Topic: PlayStation TV 50% off at Amazon February 13, 2015

13 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

Nope, deals over and I missed my chance. Too deep in the wait-list. I'll just have to wait for the next time this little gizmo goes on sale. I'm not in any hurry. I can be patient.


Everyone who did get in on this deal, let us know how the system performs for you when you get it. I'd especially like to know how it handles indie PSN releases. Those are some of my favorites, and would likely be my number 1 source of gaming on a Vita TV.

In Topic: PlayStation TV 50% off at Amazon February 13, 2015

13 February 2015 - 08:33 PM

Question: if I sell my PS3, which has about 50 psn games downloaded to it, can I use pstv to play those games? Or do I still have to have a PS3 console somewhere in the house? I just want a way to keep the psn games I bought. Thanks!

It depends on whether or not those PSN games are cross-buy for the Vita. If they are, then yes, you can download whichever of them you want to the Vita TV and go nuts.


On my personal list, both Spelunky and Rogue Legacy function this way, and I would love to have them on the Vita TV as a more portable solution to the PS3 and PS4.