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#14391067 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by n64ra on 14 April 2021 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, you can't move a hard drive from one PS3 to another.


I upgraded to 1TB hard drives in both of my slims a year or two ago.  I installed a bunch of stuff to one and then did the network system to system copy.  The whole process was super slow and painful.  I'm installing the latest stuff I've bought on both of them now.  I'm surprised that I'm actually using up most of the drive space.


Couple tips for people going through this pain:

1) Use the download list in account management, not the download list in the store

2) I've read that the store works a little better if you drop your resolution down to 720p (memory issues).  It still craps out after a while.

3) Check for updates on your digital games since they aren't all prepatched

4) Pause your downloads before installing a game - doing both at the same time makes the install even slower

5) Better yet, use the power off in the XMB menus (not from holding the PS button on the controller).  You will get an option to turn the PS3 off after downloads have finished.  Games will automatically install before powering off.

I'm afraid network system to system copy won't work as my current PS3 doesn't connect to the internet. Also, that requires a second 1TB drive in the destination PS3, which is what I wanted to avoid having to buy.


I guess option three is re-download everything on the new PS3. Luckily all my save games made it to PS+ Cloud prior to the network failure, but this sounds sloooooow.

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#14391064 LEGO Deals 3

Posted by n64ra on 14 April 2021 - 07:51 PM

Paper bags used to be free. Then states outlawed plastic bags and started charging for paper. But again, two sets and $320 later LEGO could throw in the bag for free unless it's a state law. 50 cents for a bag seems like a lot. I don't think even Aldi's charges that much.

The Saturn V is awesome, wait until it's done. It's why I was always really annoyed that the lunar lander is $100 for something so much smaller. Should have been $70-80.

Funny how it's gone in the past half decade

  • from paper bags are bad for trees so let's make plastic bags
  • to plastic bags are bad for all the environment so let's go back to paper bags (a little traction) and to reusable bags (a lot of traction)
  • to COVID spreads in reusable bags so let's do plastic bags again

#14389974 Nintendo eShop Deals and Discussions

Posted by n64ra on 08 April 2021 - 02:22 PM

PAC man first impressions...it’s okay. Wish it had daily challenges to earn stuff. I probably won’t play it very much.

Yea. No daily challenges so is there nothing to earn from gameplay? All the themes look like paid DLC.

#14389377 LEGO Deals 3

Posted by n64ra on 05 April 2021 - 02:05 PM

No Foghorn Leghorn, no thanks.

No Pepe Le Pew, no thanks.

#14389376 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by n64ra on 05 April 2021 - 02:02 PM

Or maybe they shouldn't offer multiple covers. It's kind of dumb. Just do reversible if you have 2 cool covers.

But then it's harder to drive complete set collectors bonkers.

#14388606 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by n64ra on 01 April 2021 - 08:44 PM

I had a strong feeling they would make sure the turnaround time on this game was quick.

But of course I ordered this with three other releases, Dark Crystal, Fight N' Rage and Panzer Paladin so who in the hell knows when I will get my copy. It is similar to how they got Streets of Rage 4 out quickly for Switch but my copy was tied to Panzer Dragoon and I had to wait four months before they both shipped.


I will be getting Republic Commando. I'm glad they announced this one today and not months after the digital release.

Holy crap, dude. Four titles in one order. I hope you had your attorney update your will to say who should receive this shipment.

#14388601 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by n64ra on 01 April 2021 - 08:35 PM

How much do you really get in the BL3 season pass 2? I havent even touched the season pass 1 yet, and I have the ps4 disc version. Was going to wait for my ps5 to come in the mail but fedex lost it so thats fun.

We here at FedEx didn't lose your PS5. Rather, my kids are enjoying their new Easter present. Thanks, man!

#14387871 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by n64ra on 30 March 2021 - 04:17 PM

They should do us all a favor by putting up tons of sales for games they're selling on the digital download PS3 and legacy stores before they shutdown.


Also wondering what happened to Frisky and the PS deals thread.

It certainly would generate sales - "Going out of service sale".

#14387541 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by n64ra on 29 March 2021 - 03:37 PM

I'm not a big Amiibo collector, so pardon the ignorance here...


I want the Palico MH Amiibo, but I don't mind not having it for while I'm playing the game - I just want it as a collection item. They're out of stock everywhere, and being sold for 3x on eBay, etc.


Will these come back into stock longer-term at retailers, and are just sold out now because the game just came out? Or if something sells out is it expected it'll stay sold out forever?

Since it launches tomorrow (as a Gamestop exclusive), I suggest calling all of your local GS shops to ask if they have any extras above the pre-orders.

#14387361 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by n64ra on 28 March 2021 - 04:28 PM

Went to another store and I'm seconds too late


Just say, "Whoa look over there!" When he looks, grab a handful of titles and run.

#14385999 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by n64ra on 22 March 2021 - 08:34 PM

Only 3500 made. It will sell out. "This features localized English packaging for the US." So are the ROMs still Japanese? I'd think no but seems odd to call out the packaging.

#14384650 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by n64ra on 16 March 2021 - 03:07 PM

Is Little Nightmares 2 a rare physical disk? It's 24.88 in my store.

I hope not. It's only been out a month. $30 is MSRP on PS4.

#14383997 LEGO Deals 3

Posted by n64ra on 12 March 2021 - 10:18 PM

Because the parks are also meh? I went to the Florida one during a trip where I also hit up Disney, Universal, and Sea World. The Lego park was very dated and underwhelming

I took my 5 year old to Legoland California pre-covid. That was the perfect age since he was old enough to like the toys but not big enough to find the rides too kiddy. Then factor in price of ticket vs Disney and small lines meaning it was great experience. Now if it was just adults or teenage kids, then yea underwhelming. The best part, however, was staying in the hotel. Stuff for kids to do everywhere made it better than the Disney hotel.

#14381538 Best Buy GCU to be discontinued 3-1-2021

Posted by n64ra on 02 March 2021 - 05:21 PM


#14381312 Fry's Ads 11/4-10

Posted by n64ra on 01 March 2021 - 04:44 PM

Let's see. My Toys R Us location is now a liquor store. My Circuit City location is now a liquor store. Can my Fry's location make the trifecta?