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FriskyTanuki

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#12903658 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on Yesterday, 07:56 PM

http://blog.us.plays...ut-october-9th/

 

There will be a new $400 PS4 bundle on 10/9 that includes the Uncharted collection with the 500 GB PS4.

 

http://blog.us.plays...vita-next-year/

 

Drive!Drive!Drive! is coming to PS4 and Vita next year. It's a racing game where you can race on up to six tracks at the same time.

 

 

http://blog.us.plays...ground-mad-max/

 

This week's PlayStation Underground features Mad Max:

 

 

https://store.playst...000000000277422

 

25% off ($15) of Mad Max: Fury Road for PS+ people.




#12902253 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on Yesterday, 12:10 AM

https://store.playst...INECRAFTPS40000

 

If you're eligible for the upgrade to Minecraft on PS4 for $4.99, it's potentially going to end at any point now since tomorrow is the one year anniversary of when the upgrade launched. Grab it now before it's over.




#12901988 XBL Deals - DwG: Ass. Creed, Rayman, Witcher 2 | GwG: XB1: Deer God, How to...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 03 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

New EA Access email:

 

"Wish your FIFA Ultimate Team was just a little better? Now's your chance to strengthen your squad, because we're giving EA Access members a free FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Rare Gold Pack, this week only. 

All you have to do is log into the EA Access app on Xbox One and claim your pack by September 7. 

May luck be on your side!
-The EA Access Team"

 

I guess they really don't have any games to offer, so they're giving away DLC for their games.




#12899971 XBL Deals - DwG: Ass. Creed, Rayman, Witcher 2 | GwG: XB1: Deer God, How to...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 02 September 2015 - 09:45 PM

Really? The only crossbuy titles for Nintendo I'm aware of are Olli-Olli (which has caveats) and Mario & DK Tipping Stars.

 

Xbone has Pinball tables, Destiny, CoD: AW and a bunch of DLC. So it's close, but I think MS wins by a hair.

 

If you count BC for Xbone, you'd have to count VC for Wii U as well (in Wii mode, but still). It's a shame VC porting to Wii U isn't free, but that's a whole other issue.

 

Anyways, I completely agree. Lack of crossbuy on 360/Xbone indies is a missed opportunity, regardless of BC.

There are four Cross Buy games on the Wii U/3DS:

 

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

OlliOlli

Xeodrifter

 

I don't count the DLC because it's worthless if the game isn't Cross Buy. I'd say the same about BC not being Cross Buy either, as they're not new versions of those games made for the other platform to take advantage of its unique features.




#12899902 XBL Deals - DwG: Ass. Creed, Rayman, Witcher 2 | GwG: XB1: Deer God, How to...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 02 September 2015 - 09:07 PM

Reminder:

 

 

 

^^^ I wouldn't even call it cross-buy, because all the content I know about is only one-directional.  I.E., by the :360: version and get the option to download on :xb1: for free and not vice-versa.

Sure, but I'd give them credit for the baby steps if it meant they were going to do it right at some point.




#12899881 XBL Deals - DwG: Ass. Creed, Rayman, Witcher 2 | GwG: XB1: Deer God, How to...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 02 September 2015 - 08:54 PM

To be fair, PSN doesn't allow cross buy on pretty much any retail title(as Origins is). If backwards compatibility pans out you will get that but the 360 GWG seldom gives out any Arcade/DLC/Indy games(I wish they gave out more Arcade games on 360) and X1 has mostly given out games that are X1 only(except Max and Guacamelee). Devs are moving away from PS360 development and most cross buy games on PS4 are PS4/Vita. Maybe games for Windows 10 will really take off and we will get W10 games to counteract the Vita games.

 

Yeah, but there's a decent amount of PS3/PS4 crossbuy, even if the newer releases aren't taking advantage of that as much as they once were. I look at the indie stuff released on 360 after the Xbone's release and it's just disappointing, as I can't imagine many people are going to want to buy the same game twice. I know the Pinball FX2 devs had to fight tooth and nail to get MS to do crossbuy for their tables, and that system turned out pretty well. But based on the fight they had to put up, I think they'll be the only one (besides Minecraft for whatever reason).

 

However, you make a good point with W10 crossbuy, I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Killer Instinct is crossbuy between Xbone/W10. Would be a nice touch to see more games do that.

BC is nice, but to get a new version of those games with improved visuals and sometimes more content and other improvements and have it be free for supporting the original version(s) of the game is an awesome thing. A quick and dirty count from the Cross Buy page on the PSN webstore shows 126 Cross Buy games on PS4 that might be inflated with some duplicates, but anywhere close to that is still a lot and means that when you get a new system, you potentially have plenty of games available to you right away at no extra cost before factoring in PS+ stuff. It was a big missed opportunity for Microsoft to be so staunchly against this stuff with very few examples of Cross Buy between Xbox 360 and Xbox One for so long, as I'd love to have some of the indie stuff ported over to play again without having to wait for a BC solution. For achievement people, that would mean you'd potentially get a crack at another 1,000 points out of those games to give you a good reason to revisit those games.

 

Nintendo might even have more Cross Buy titles right now than Microsoft, which is crazy. I'm still skeptical about Microsoft's Cross Buy stuff getting anywhere near the acceptance and support that it has on PSN, so they'll have to put up or shut up for me. I wouldn't be surprised that they just offer some of the lower tier Xbox One games for Cross Buy and that's mostly it.




#12899793 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 02 September 2015 - 08:15 PM

Some details on Megadimension Neptunia VII that is coming to PS4 in early 2016:

 

About Megadimension Neptunia VII 
G.C. 2015 - Gamindustri has entered a precarious season known as the CPU Shift Period. During this time of social unrest, deprecating rumors about the CPUs have begun to saturate Gamindustri. Neptune and the others worry the citizens will soon call for new leaders to replace the them and that their rule will end. 

In these critical moments for Planeptune, Neptune and Nepgear mysteriously disappear. Their destination: a divergent world, nearing its catastrophic end, called the Zero Dimension. They encounter the last remaining CPU of this world, Uzume Tennouboshi, who is desperately waging a lonely battle against a colossal evil known as the Dark CPU.

Will Neptune and Nepgear be able to work together with Uzume in order to save Zero Dimension from tragedy? So begins a new adventure for Neptune...
Key Features
  • New Battle Features Characters can link up for stronger attacks, "Parts Break" allows you to split enemies into pieces to lower their stats and disable special attacks, and "Giant Battles" impose limits that will challenge the strategist in you!
  • NEXT mode A second transformation is now available! You can break those big baddies into bits with NEXT mode, which features new special skills and a new costume for the CPUs!
  • Three Worlds, Three Stories Three different story modes! With new CPUs and characters at your side, you must fight through three dimensions to save Gamindustri!
  • New Dungeon Minigame! An homage to the classic "Spelunker," you receive special items when you clear this dungeon under the time limit! 



#12899221 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 02 September 2015 - 03:30 PM

http://blog.us.plays...with-ps-heroes/

Here's the PS Blog post about the PlayStation Heroes promotion for Foul Play. Remember that you have to register on the promotion page to actually enter the contest.


#12898253 XBL Deals - DwG: Ass. Creed, Rayman, Witcher 2 | GwG: XB1: Deer God, How to...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 10:13 PM

Can I jump right into the Witcher series from the second one? Or do I have to play the first game? Because I'm really tempted to buy The Witcher 2 right now.

You've got to read the original novels in their native Polish or you might as well not even bother.

 

Spoiler




#12898229 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 10:03 PM

http://blog.us.plays...a-starts-today/

 

More details on features in PS4 FW 3.00 like bumping up the PS+ Cloud Storage to 10GB, Youtube streaming, favorites on your friends list, communities, and some other cool stuff.




#12898181 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 09:33 PM

:ps4: Foul Play is a part of the PlayStation Heroes program, which means that you can pay your choice among a variety of price points for an item that is usually a theme for entries into a contest to win some prize with most of the money going to a charity. There are no details at the moment for what the prize for buying Foul Play offers, so I'll post that whenever it's announced.

 

Edit: From the PlayStation Heroes app on PS4, the Foul Play promotion is for a trip to PlayStation Experience in December. Once you purchase the game, you're supposed to go here to register for the actual contest, though you should wait until the page is updated for the PlayStation Experience promotion instead of whatever it's on at the moment.




#12898143 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 09:12 PM

Where were they listed? 

I checked the PS store on PS4 and saw no prices. 

The internet. We were talking about the prices here, which is why some people were anti-Grow Home because it was cheaper than the rest. 




#12898133 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 09:04 PM

WOW!

Can't believe both Armillo and Viking Zombies are Reg. Priced at $20.

Neither look to be $20 material and i would've grabbed Viking Zombies with the 30% if it was $15 at most before the 30%.

 

I'll wait for the eventual PS+ freebie or further sale.

And if Grow home is $8.... i wish it never won the vote. wouldve been a little over $5 with the 30%, totally worth it. 

 

They should put up the initial prices of all games available to vote for in the future, so i can vote for the most expensive one.

The prices were readily available when the voting was live. 




#12896802 XBL Deals - DwG: Ass. Creed, Rayman, Witcher 2 | GwG: XB1: Deer God, How to...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 10:57 AM

Some news about Resident Evil 0 and a physical release:

Beginning January 19, 2016, everyone will be able to experience an introduction to the Resident Evil origin stories that started it all in Resident Evil Origins Collection, a physical disc product that contains both the upcoming release of Resident Evil 0 and the recently released critically-acclaimed Resident Evil. This collection will be available for MSRP $39.99 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Resident Evil 0 will also be available to purchase digitally for MSRP $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99 early 2016 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.




#12896772 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by FriskyTanuki on 01 September 2015 - 08:18 AM

We've got a couple of new reviews for Until Dawn and Volume for those that are interested.

 

http://blog.us.plays...his-november-2/

 

Aqua Blue Vita is up for pre-order at GameStop. It'll be out on 11/2.