Jump to content


Kain

Member Since 06 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Private
-----

#14068948 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on Yesterday, 02:52 AM

RE: Kain ... said the unknowledgeable gamer.
 
You're probably not aware that "Game Informer" is still the 4TH BIGGEST print magazine in the USA (in terms of circulation), WAYYYY ahead of the other magazines (in the top 10) to reach young adults in the 18-34 age demo (with TONS of expendable/discretionary cash bleeding out of their wallets), and bigger circulation than the top 11 newspapers combined.*** :lol:
 
*** Including WSJ, NY Times, and USA Today (of which the latter's 1MM circulation isn't listed).

No, I was not aware. I collected a lot of game magazines growing up; Nintendo Power, GamePro, Electronic Gaming Monthly, EGM2, Videogames & Computer Entertainment, etc. but Game Informer was always crap so I never bothered with it. Makes sense it would be one of the widest circulated game magazines now that all the good ones have shut down.




#14068882 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 21 October 2018 - 11:54 PM

Well, I had a lot of luck snagging Astro Bot at Bestbuy today. My local Bestbuy here in upstate NY did not have/carry it, so I figured I'd have no shot. But my girlfriend wanted to take a road trip this weekend to Rhode Island for a Jack-O-Lantern Festival. We drove through Massachusetts and Connecticut to get from NY to RI. On the way back home today, we're on the highway in Massachusetts when we pass a BestBuy in a huge building reading Holyoke Mall. It was crazy, I'd never seen a shopping mall with a parking garage before, let alone multiples. Anyway, I remembered Bestbuy's site saying the Holyoke Mall store had a copy, so we got off the exit and I ran in to see if I could get it. Couldn't find it on the shelf, but I asked someone who soon returned with a copy from the back. Last copy, he said.  :)




#14068182 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 19 October 2018 - 09:00 PM

Game Informer is still a thing?




#14067994 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 19 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

Yeah man, I keep running out of time. I was hoping to spend at least a week between DBD and F13, but too many things keep coming up. I think I'll devote the rest of the month to those two, RE7, Exorcist and some trophy cleanup on Paranormal Activity and Don't Knock Twice.

I intended to do a horror game marathon this month. Made an Excel sheet of all my unplayed PS4 horror games, how long it takes to plat them, their difficulty, if they're in VR, etc. I should have been able to make it through at least 5 or 6 before the end of the month. We're now over halfway through the month and I've only played through Senua's Sacrifice and Don't Knock Twice. Between work, girlfriend, etc. by the time I have any free time at night, I'm way too tired to start a new game,  especially if it requires me looking throught the VR headset. Instead I may play a couple rounds of Overwatch and then watch one of my unwatched horror movie blu-rays instead. Still having a horror marathon, I supposed, but definitely not how I had planned.




#14067394 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 18 October 2018 - 03:45 AM

I haven't received the e-mail (or any e-mail from Sony since August.)  I've had the PSVR since launch, and heck, just spent about $40 on almost a full cart of just PSVR games last Friday.  Clearly people who buy a lot of PSVR games isn't their target demographic.




#14066819 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 16 October 2018 - 11:18 PM

I can't speak for codes, but I had a copy of Sound Shapes that I got from PS+ way back in the day. Back at the beginning of the year, I bought the Sound Shapes Ultimate Pack which was the game plus the DLC. It converted my game from being PS+ to being bought (my library no longer shows an expiration date for the game.)




#14065538 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 13 October 2018 - 07:31 PM

Ya'll might want to disable your PSN messages until Sony fixes this...

 

https://www.playstat...ur-Console.html




#14064353 Amazon's $10 Cert.

Posted by Kain on 11 October 2018 - 01:06 AM

It was the Deals section for the longest time and then a mod moved it to the Shopping Discussions section.




#14061581 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 03 October 2018 - 07:36 PM

I do listen to classic rock, and I think Hotel California is extremely overplayed and overrated.  There are so many great Eagles/Don Henley songs out there, yet this is the one the station plays almost on repeat.  Don't get me wrong, it's a decent enough song and I quote parts of it myself too, but it's length makes it a tiresome song to listen to as often as it's played.

 

My girlfriend and I were on a roadtrip a couple weeks ago and I had my iPod attached to the car to provide the music (since the radio cut out once we traveled far enough from home.)  I put my playlist of 4 and 5-star rated songs on shuffle, and my girlfriend does not have the same taste in music that I do, so within 30 seconds of a lot of my songs, she would ask me to skip to the next song.  When she asked me to skip Hotel California, it was the only one I was in agreement about skipping because I didn't want to spend the next six an a half minutes listening to it.




#14060611 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 01 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

I enjoy collecting trophies, primarily because it makes me feel like I've accomplished as much as I can in the game.  I feel like some games had trophy-like objectives before trophies were even a thing, like the Ratchet & Clank games on the PS2.  They had these side things on each stage that you could do that really didn't factor into actually beating the game, but they were there to accomplish, and I loved doing them.  With trophies, it feels bigger because all these accomplishments are being added into this huge pool on your profile.

 

However, I will say that I have stayed away from some games because of how difficult or time-consuming it would be a platinum it.  Oh, Lost Planet 2 has a platinum difficulty of 9 out of 10 and requires over 250 hours, you say?  Yeeeah...  I have 25 other games I can play in that time.  Pass.

 

However, there are some games I will willingly play knowing I'll never get the platinum simply because I want to play the single-player and have no interest in the multiplayer trophies.  That's a case of weighing the cons.  Do I not play Assassin's Creed: Black Flag because I don't want to play the multiplayer and end up missing out on that game?  Guess I'll have to take the hit there.

 

Incidentally, I just got my 99th Platinum with Assassin's Creed: Syndicate over the weekend.  This month begins my horror-fest of playing only horror games, so I'm going to make Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice my 100th Platinum.




#14056249 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 21 September 2018 - 04:01 PM

I completely agree with these.  When my kids were young, I took them on carousels.  I never had problems with carousels when I was younger but now they make me sick.  Now I'm more sensitive to roller coasters.  Told my kids they need to hurry up and get older so they can go on the rides without me.

I haven't even gotten to the point where I have kids asking me to go on rides with them; this was with my girlfriend.  This wasn't even a big rollercoaster either, like Six Flags or The Great Escape style.  Just a coaster at a local fair.  But it was still fast.  Thankfully I can handle the Ferris Wheel, which is what she likes to ride the most.  :)




#14055691 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 20 September 2018 - 02:20 PM

I would certainly wait to see if you experience any motion sickness first, though. Personally, I have never experienced any motion sickness before in a VR game; my cousin, however, started feeling it when he was playing Doom VR with full locomotion turned on.

 

Incidentally, while I've never experienced any motion sickness at all in my life, I have discovered at the amusement park this summer that I can't seem to ride any of the fast-paced ones like rollercoasters without closing my eyes anymore. I'm chalking it up to age. Interesting that motion in VR doesn't phase me a bit, but the that type of motion in real life can make me uncomfortable now. Getting old sucks.




#14055074 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 19 September 2018 - 01:46 PM

And ironically enough, digital purchases aren't really "yours forever", though I'm not trying to reignite that old debate again.  :-

Speaking of which, have you seen this article from last week?




#14055050 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 19 September 2018 - 01:17 PM

I think Sony is really missing an important factor when it comes to these retro systems. While I didn't buy an NES or SNES Classic myself, the fact remains that sprite-based games are always going to look as great as they did on day one simply by their very nature, whereas 3D-based games end up looking blockier, gauzeire (if forced anti-aliasing is applied) and just downright uglier with each console generation that passes.  If the PS Classic natively rendered each game in 1080, it might have helped significantly (textures not withstanding) but simply upscaling for 1080p HDMI output isn't going to cut it.

 

Me, personally, they might have earned some points with me if they allowed me to play my PS1 discs so I wouldn't have to worry about my PS3 or PS2 failing and not being able to ever play them again.




#14053486 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by Kain on 15 September 2018 - 08:29 PM

That seems strange to me. Why did you pre-order if you haven't even played the other 2 yet? Unless you got like a super limited edition copy.

Two reasons.  The first is that it's the steelbook version that includes the Season Pass.  Who knows how long it will take before it drops to a decent price, and with the discount plus $10 back in points, it may be the lowest I'd be able to get it for a while.  The second is that my girlfriend isn't a gamer and is cheaper than anyone on this site, and since we're talking about tying the knot, I should get in my big purchases while I can.