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BrandonJF

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#14312138 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 06 August 2020 - 02:24 PM

Best Buy is desperate to get rid of their Limited Run Power Rangers stock with the price now down to $40.

They aren't that desperate at $40.  They're gonna need to get more desperate than that if they want to get rid of them.




#14310623 Children of Morta $14.99 at gamestop ALL VERSIONS

Posted by BrandonJF on 31 July 2020 - 09:10 PM

I did order this and when I saw it was almost immediately out for delivery, I knew it was being shipped from a store.  They don't even bother to place a seal on their gutted copies anymore, I guess.  The only thing telling me this was "new" was the sticker on the GS price tag on the front of the case.  So terrible




#14310268 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 30 July 2020 - 08:51 PM

Well, it wouldn't be a LRG CE if it didn't include overpriced Happy Meal junk right?

And with a fidget spinner and a little finger toy included, that has never been more true.  




#14305403 Official Collector's Edition Compilation XI - 2020

Posted by BrandonJF on 11 July 2020 - 03:09 PM

Guys, SPOILERS PLEASE! Even though the game's been out for a while, revealing details still kills the experience!! :) 

 

You're not the first person to say this, that they liked the 2nd one more. I'm just glad that there are people who actually liked the game and can finally say it without getting overwhelmed by the trolls. 

 

I was aware there was some kind of hate spewing about the game and kept waiting to find out what could have caused it.  While I had guesses during the game, by the time it was over I couldn't figure it out.   To me, it was one of the most well done pieces of entertainment period (while I loved the first, it just doesn't touch the sequel).  Movies, tv, video games, books....  If I want to just grade the game, yeah, like every other Naughty Dog game since "Uncharted", the game part is good, but it's nothing revolutionary.  Other games do the "game" part better.  But, as interactive entertainment?  Nobody does that better right now, IMO.  




#14305111 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 10 July 2020 - 01:02 PM

Unless something changed between when this tweet was posted and now, Best Buy won't be getting any copies:

 

That's not how I read that tweet.  If Best Buy were to carry copies, it would still be an LRG release.




#14304573 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 08 July 2020 - 06:03 PM

I remember being so excited to buy Indigo Prophecy and then finding out its literally just the exact PS2 version they're selling in a PS4 box. That is the definition of a scam.

It's not a scam.  When was it advertised to be anything different?  Although, it's not the "exact" PS2 version in a PS4 box.  I get what you're saying, but obviously if you stick that PS2 disc in the PS4 it's not going to work.  This one will.  So, why would someone want it?  Maybe they don't have a PS2 or don't want to drag it out to play "Indigo Prophecy"?




#14298183 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by BrandonJF on 15 June 2020 - 12:47 PM

That comment has so much wrong with it lol. If dimensionless visual nostalgia is truly all you're looking for, wouldn't a poster be a lot cheaper and take up a whole lot less space? To me, the ENTIRE nostalgic aspect of arcade games is EXACTLY standing up while playing a game. When I think back to the arcades of yesteryear, I don't ever seem to recall playing games on my knees or sitting on a stool.
 

My comment has "so much wrong with it", but "dimensionless visual nostalgia" makes sense.  I don't play these A1UP games on my knees or on a stool, either (even though it's not abnormal to play an arcade game while sitting on a stool).  

Yes, this person's setup is the same as hanging posters on a wall.  This is your "dimensionless visual nostalgia".  One generic Legends cabinet holds the same visual appeal, for sure.

 

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#14297335 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by BrandonJF on 12 June 2020 - 09:44 PM

And this little size thing has to go. What started out maybe as kind of a novel concept is pointless now because everything now includes a riser, and now they're somewhat the right height but the width is now screwed up and it's just a jumbled mess. Just ditch this stacking thing and make them a normal standard size. I recall seeing something about it being a legal issue or something, but AT Games, previously known as the worst company in the world, seemed to get around it so figure it out.

That's only if people keep ignoring the #1 difference between what AT Games is doing and what Arcade1Up is doing.  Arcade1Up is making 3/4 scale licensed replicas of arcade cabinets.  AT Games is not.  That Legends cab will evoke zero nostalgia from anyone looking at it, like any of these generic multi-game cabs.  Those appeal of those Arcade1Up cabs is really not just about the games.  Anyone that just wants to play some arcade games while standing up should not even be looking at an Arcade1Up product.


 




#14287265 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 08 May 2020 - 01:49 PM

 

If LRG wants to allow cancellations for anyone that wants the Merge release, there is no problem.


LRG must see this as not normal since they are now allowing cancellations due to the Merge release.


there is no problem.

 

 You're illustrating the consistency in my statements?  Thanks?




#14287245 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 08 May 2020 - 12:33 PM

I guess I'm not pissed about it because it's better for all of us if these games are widely available. Exclusivity for its own sake is dumb. If you like buying from LRG, buy from them. If you like Best Buy, or Amazon, or Signature Edition, buy it there. Ideally that's how it would work with every game, there are just practical issues that keep that from happening. Hope to see more of this in the future.

Yes, that is easy to say now.   Of course almost everyone would prefer wide releases.  I wonder if anyone is upset about the concept of a wide release.  The problem is that announcement of wide release coming right before LRG's open pre-order window closed when LRG typically doesn't allow cancellations.   If LRG wants to allow cancellations for anyone that wants the Merge release, there is no problem.

It still amazes me that there are people out there who want to pretend like they anticipated this happening when it never has happened before.   You guys are just amazing.   I'm not talking about a potential second release.  I'm talking about a second release that ships before the LRG release.

LRG must see this as not normal since they are now allowing cancellations due to the Merge release.  

Josh brought up "Wonder Boy", even though he seems to understand the difference here.  He says he had no way to know about this, which does put DotEmu in a kind of underhanded situation.   Yet, this has also caused Josh to plan on trying to add an exclusivity window into contracts.  What that window will be is unclear - someone suggested that a title just remain exclusive until LRG ships the game and Josh said that was his plan.  For me, I doubt I'd care - this one is pretty bad since I am pretty sure the Merge release will ship before the LRG release.  

Anyone ordering the LE/CE really shouldn't have that much to complain about since the Merge release doesn't offer the same thing.  




#14287148 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 08 May 2020 - 12:03 AM

Well, what someone else does is out of LRG control isn't it? While this may look scummy on their part, who would spend time, money and promotion for a game like this, only to have someone else offer it before you have even finished offering yours?

If your take is that LRG didn't know about the Merge release, fine.  That makes DotEmu incredibly shady.  Someone screwed someone here and, ultimately, some of LRG's customers should feel like something underhanded has gone on.  The buck still stops with LRG, though.  If they didn't know, I sympathize.... still annoyed, but I sympathize.

Very little of what LRG does bothers me.  The usual rants in this thread don't register.   I buy so much from them and am fine with most of what they do.  Their CEs are ridiculous, but I still occasionally buy them when it's a license I can't resist even though I think the contents and presentation are insulting for the price.  This SOR4 LE looks to be one of their better ones - it helped that it had 2 of the things I most look for in a CE - an artbook and a soundtrack.  I sure hope that artbook is more extensive than the one in Merge's $34.99 version.  

But, please, if LRG know about this everyone can spare the excuses.  Yes, LRG can do whatever they want.  That has been established multiple times.  And I don't need the "stop buying from them" retort that is inevitably coming from somewhere.  This is a one-off (so far).  But, it is a huge black mark on their SOR4 release.  If today was a shock to them, no hard feelings - apologize and make sure it doesn't happen again.   But, people acting like everyone should have expected this because they always said other publishers could publish games?  Yeah, no.  I remember they were not happy during the Ghost Blade situation.  This is way worse.  I really hope Merge selling this in the U.S. is a mistake and LRG is about to put a stop to it.  It really doesn't bother me if Merge releases this overseas, but they should totally allow cancellations for customers who reside in whatever region the Merge version gets sold. 

Even the goodwill generated from the whole "send LE buyers a digital code since we know there is no shot they are getting the game anytime in the near future" was tarnished when it was a friggin' STEAM KEY.  Thanks.  Too expensive to send out Switch/PS4 keys.   I ordered two console versions because I'm a PC gamer.  

 

The hammering on Twitter has begun. 

 

 I see Josh tweeted that today has been a "dumpster fire", so maybe they were blindsided by the Merge release.  If so, I'm less bothered.  
 




#14287019 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 07 May 2020 - 05:37 PM

They’ve always said that they only own the rights for the single run that they do.

That isn't the same thing as saying these is no exclusivity window.   I do recall them saying that someone else can also release their titles.  What I didn't know is that anyone else could simultaneously release their titles (the Merge release might even come out first) and I do know they have been annoyed when a developer has made multiple publishing agreements.  Besides Ghost Blade - again, which resulted in them outright cancelling - I think there may have been one other title that caused them some heartburn?  Not sure.  




#14286977 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 07 May 2020 - 03:57 PM

Josh on twitter said it's well known that LRG deals aren't exclusive...

You've GOT to be kidding.   I've been buying from them almost from the beginning and this wasn't "well-known" to me. 

 

Is this not the first time that an LRG "pre-order" is getting a simultaneous wide release from another publisher?   They used to moan about deals before when other publishers received rights to the same title!  Didn't Ghost Blade HD get cancelled by LRG because they didn't see the point when there was a Play Asia version?  Weren't they kind of blindsided by THAT deal?  

But, now we're all just supposed to know that an LRG release could ultimately be released by ANYONE else at ANY TIME.

haha.... I haven't been bothered by most of the issues people complain about, but this one kind of bothers me.




#14267870 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

Posted by BrandonJF on 29 February 2020 - 05:47 AM

You clearly misunderstood what I was talking about with nostalgia.  Obviously nostalgia is the sole reason for  A1up cabs and no one is arguing otherwise.  

I wonder how anyone could have possibly misunderstood:

 

There is 0 nostalgia with A1up either.  




#14267650 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 28 February 2020 - 05:28 PM

Awe man, last I read you were worried about yours after seeing the pics of all the spotty foil art.  I'm curious too how bad were they?  Just the same foil art issues, crushing, or what?

Yeah, that's why I'm curious.   The foil was spotty on the "Star Wars" CEs and it seemed to impact all of the ones I saw on Ebay.  The "Empire Strikes Back" and "Shadows of the Empire" CEs seemed to be fine for me, though.  

 

And I would be getting today's CEs if I didn't suspect they'd come out for the PC in the exact same configuration.  They don't need to change a thing about the contents other than the disc.