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Kain

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#14411532 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 21 July 2021 - 10:22 PM

If insiders are to be believed, the reason sales suck is because they're invite only. Sony cherry picks who goes on sale based on their own metrics, not popular demand. Business-wise, it's smart. Consumer-wise, they're just another company who just wants your money.

Yep, I had read that.  And they don't even have a way to track wishlists to see what games are in high-demand.  So it's probably just a small handful of people at Sony who have no clue what people want and just keep picking the same ol' AAA titles.




#14411138 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 20 July 2021 - 01:20 AM

Prepare for disappointment. Just got an e-mail from Sony; Playstation Summer Sale starts this Wednesday.




#14407380 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 02 July 2021 - 01:36 AM

When was the last time Sony had a good sale? I'll give you a hint, it's been years. Ghost of Tsushima has never even gone lower than 70% yet. You'll be waiting years to see any substantial savings from a sale.

Their Indie Sale a couple weeks ago.  I think I bought like, over 30 things, at least half of which were on my wishlist for years.




#14402377 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 11 June 2021 - 10:33 PM

Anyone have the PS web store problem where the blue footer takes over too much of the screen? There's no way to scroll it down. I can see 18 of the 50 items easily and 6 barely. The remaining 26 are unreachable. I tried FF and Chrome with same results.

 

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Yeah, I have the exact same problem.  I'm using Waterfox.




#14401991 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 10 June 2021 - 03:37 PM

Hmmm….I wonder if I were to borrow the game from someone and use that to upgrade it, would it then upgrade the Plus edition too so that I wouldn’t need to buy it. Basically at this point it’s like a $60 upgrade for better textures and frame rate.

Considering the upgrade you'd be downloading literally says "Disc Version" in the title, I imagine it would look for the disc in the drive every time you attempted to run it.




#14401252 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 06 June 2021 - 09:39 PM

I mentioned the same thing. I'm just using PSPrices to see what's on sale.

Yes, both PS Prices and PlatPrices are superior to the PSN Webstore.  Even the built-in store on the PS5, and I don't think I've ever said that about a console's built-in store before.




#14401072 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 05 June 2021 - 08:07 AM

After getting a chance to see the full list upon waking, and reading the lists that some of you picked up, I looking into more that seemed interesting and ended up putting in two more purchases.  20 games in total.

 

From my wishlist:

 

Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic

Dark Nights With Poe & Munro

DemonHunter: Revelations

Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow (yet they still haven't put the first one on sale)

Get Even

Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil

Secret Order: Return to the Buried Kingdom

Skyland: Heart of the Mountain

 

Others that seemed interesting:

 

Dogurai

Infestor

Heavy Burger

Moon Raider

Ping Redux

Savage Halloween

Spooky Chase

SuperEpic

Sweet Witches

Table Top Racing: World Tour

Tinker Racers

Vasara Collection

 

So yeah, actually ended up being the best sale in a long time for me.




#14397658 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 19 May 2021 - 04:12 PM

Any PSN currency deals at the moment besides the cash app one?

Also a friendly reminder to log in to your rewards.Sony.com account and see if you have any accumulated rewards. I just redeemed $30!

Dollar General this week.  Buy two $25 PSN cards, save $8.  That's 16% off.  I did several transactions of two cards each to stock up as this will likely be the best deal for a while.




#14395545 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 07 May 2021 - 03:40 PM

If you're only considering CPU architecture, then you could just as well say the PS5 is "essentially" an Xbox One Pro. Doesn't mean you can run Xbox One games without some additional effort (obviously ignoring licensing for this analogy).

 

There are plenty of compatibility layers above the instruction set architecture, and whenever they make real hardware revisions, they have to put in development effort to get all of their services supported, both the PS5 and the PS4 compatibility layers.

 

I'm reasonably certain, from experience, that not everything that goes into the PS4 layers comes completely for free with the PS5 services, so I expect they'll decide against putting in that effort for the PS4 layers in future hardware revisions. 

 

The safest bet, I think, is for developers to keep putting in the little bit of effort to port over their PS4 software to native PS5 services right now. 

The thing, the launch PS3 had backward compatibility because it literally had all the PS2 hardware stuffed into it in order to have access to the Emotion Engine required to natively play PS2 games.  That's not the case with the PS5.  There is no extra hardware added to the PS5 to play PS4 games, so there is nothing to remove that could get rid of the PS4 support.  Anything that they were to remove now via hardware changes would also affect the system's ability to play PS5 games.




#14395517 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 07 May 2021 - 02:05 PM

From what I understand, unlike the PS2, PS3 and PS4, which featured brand new architecture with each generation, the PS5 is basically the same architecture as a PS4, just more powerful.  The hardware is beefier, the GUI is different and it has additional functionality, but under the hood, it's essentially a PS4 Pro Pro.  The native PS4 backward compatibility works the way it does because you're essentially playing on a more powerful PS4. Theoretically, Sony could add a software check that could disable games from working if they're not flagged as a PS5 game, but no hardware change could remove backward compatibility without completely breaking the PS5's ability to play PS5 games.




#14392646 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 23 April 2021 - 02:00 AM

When I was a kid and the first Final Fantasy came out, I was excited to find out that it had a "60 hour campaign".  But I'll be honest, at this point in my life, I'd rather have a lot of 10 hours games at a cheap price over 60+ hour games at regular price.  There are just way too many games, too many stories and experiences that I want to play that I don't want to spend three months just to finish one game.  According to my PS5, it took me 592 hours to plat Red Dead 2 and 495 hours to plat Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.  Great games, but by the time you're done with them, you feel absolutely soul-crushingly drained.  That's why I've yet to play games like Witcher 3 or Skyrim despite owning them.  "One day," I tell myself, but then I am reminded of how long they're supposed to take and I play something much shorter.




#14388260 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Kain on 31 March 2021 - 07:21 PM

How is the PS4 Doom trilogy compared to the PS3 version BFG collection?  Wasn't there something about always-online DRM having to get patched out, and even with it out it would still interrupt the gameplay every few seconds to try and phone home if you weren't connected to the internet?

Can't speak for the comparison to the BFG collection, but yes, Doom 1 & 2 on PS4 will still constantly phone home every seven seconds and interrupt your gameplay if you're not connected to the internet.




#14387303 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 28 March 2021 - 05:48 AM

Yep, just use the PS4 store and it will offer you a chance to either download of buy it now!

Strange, not working that way for me.  BroForce only gives me the option to download it or get it from PSNow.




#14384533 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 15 March 2021 - 10:12 PM

That seems odd given that notifications should be saved if it's anything like the ps4.

That's a good point.  Maybe they added the option in the settings but just haven't implemented the functionality yet?




#14381796 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by Kain on 03 March 2021 - 01:56 PM

am i better off not getting those free items for ff7 if i want a challenge or does it not matter too much

They're not overpowered items, they're just unique items. You're going to get a challenge regardless.