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Staind204

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#14321551 Old Games Blowout @ Woot.com, Original XBox $89.99

Posted by Staind204 on 11 September 2020 - 04:26 PM

Buying an OG Xbox now is risky. It is mandatory that you open up the system and remove the capacitor that keeps the time. They are known to bust open and leak all over the motherboard. It’s really easy to do though; if it’s only leaked a little I believe some white vinegar can clean it up (but please verify as my memory is a little fizzy, it’s been a while since I’ve fixed one).


#14315661 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 21 August 2020 - 05:08 PM

Remember to blame Sega for that one. They rushed the game out when it was still clearly unfinished so they could launch it alongside a Nintendo Direct and the dev team had to scramble for weeks to patch it up. The 1.3 patch is the one that actually makes the game fun.


Yeah, you should be thankful they are including the patch. That way you have the full, fixed game without the need to download anything. I’d rather wait a year and get a full game. I kind of wished I had purchased this, I thought they were going to print it without the patches so I passed on it.


#14314112 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 14 August 2020 - 05:37 PM

So my Atooi Collection came in the mail today.
That was quick! Almost too quick.
No trading card, newsletter, anything, just the game in a purple bubble mailer.


That might be a record. You got it while it was still available on the site..unbelievable!


#14310499 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 31 July 2020 - 03:22 PM

Even if that's true, adding a single SE switch game should not increase the price by $9.  Shipping has gone up a lot in recent years but adding a few OZ to any package is not going to add $9.




#14294772 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 05 June 2020 - 02:18 PM

I really wish LRG would release something else good before the Shantae pre-order window closes.   It's hard to justify shipping costs on just the one game.  I'd really like to bundle it with something else I want.  Unfortunately, aside from Hotline Miami, they havent released anything appealing (or reasonably priced) to me in the past few months. 




#14289328 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 15 May 2020 - 08:36 PM

*sigh*

I need this.

 

No free shipping codes from LRG I take it?

 

Just curious, what is the appeal of these single year KOF games?  Aren't they SNES size games?  I think I already have KOF 95-98 on the PSP KOF collection.  Seems kind of like a rip off for LRG to sell each version separate when they have been released in "collections" in the past.. why not release a compilation if anything?  Again, to each their own... I am not a big fighting game fan so I am just curious about the appeal.  




#14286966 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 07 May 2020 - 03:36 PM

I can't believe people are already trying to sell the new Shantae game on Ebay as a "preorder" at over MSRP.  It would be even more crazy if anyone bought it from them since it's an open pre-order for a month at LRG.




#14283724 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 24 April 2020 - 07:48 PM

Yeah, they are set up to allow you to play those games so long as they are on their networks. The Wii's online service has ended, as did the DS, so why would they not end the NS service at some point?

Unlike PSN or LIVE, "N" doesn't want to allow gamers to play games across generations, as then they can't charge you over and over for the same games again and again. So until they set something up with long term play in mind(not gonna happen), then all their services will end just like past systems have shown. And if the service doesn't end, eventually the system will, and so will the online that goes with it, at least that's what history has shown.


I got a used “new 3ds” system a while ago and it forced me to connect to the internet to factory reset it. When I wasn’t online it wouldn’t factory reset. Maybe there is a way around that but goes to show how easily they can lock you out.


#14283668 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 24 April 2020 - 04:15 PM

I suspect this is an age gap thing. Some of us are old enough to remember when games were complete when you bought them (and tested, qc'd etc.). Those who grew up with last and current gen have always had to download and patch games. I would much rather get a game a year after release with patches and complete on disc/cart. This is my biggest gripe about LRG changes, because that was a "founding principle" to preserve complete games so you did not have to depend on digital patches.

 

Totally agree with you.  It doesn't make sense to spend a ton of money on a physical copy with major bugs.  As someone else said, online services will go away eventually and you are stuck with a broken game.  One potential solution, which won't be for everyone, is to mod your system and backup your games and  patches to your PC.  I don't think it's even possible on all systems but it may be an option in some cases.  




#14282663 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 21 April 2020 - 03:07 PM

China is the world hub of almost all things produced, and for the moment, there is no idea how "production" will play out going forward. Just for an example, I'm waiting for the Replicade Dragon's Lair 1/6 scale arcade cab, which was supposed to ship in March(production was due in Feb). As of today, they have no idea when it will be produced, as there is a line forming for production, and no one has an idea how things will play out once production gets full swing again(if that ever even happens).

 

I'll assume like most things in life, how quick you get things produced, will depend on how much money you have to throw at the problem. So were MS, Sony, Apple and "N" will probably be able to get things done in coming months, smaller operations might as well bury their heads in the sand. As the world isn't getting back on track, just because some clueless politicians want it to. Anybody ordering this stuff during this time, should be aware of this, as none of this stuff is coming soon. Especially not CE/SE were most parts need to be made, before it can ship. Standard games are a much better gamble at this point, and even the odds for those aren't good.

 

Thanks for the info.  After reading reviews and seeing the price is $39.99 maybe I will just pass on it.  I think I will still get Hotline Miami though.




#14281455 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 15 April 2020 - 11:56 PM

I’ve been following LRG since the beginning, with Saturday morning RPG and Breach & Clear. At what point did they turn into a shady or ‘scam’ company as they are today?

 

I follow this thread from time to time to read about things such as what you stated in the quote. They sell things in large quantity yet apparently never deliver. Is this actually true? Or they take shovel ware or cheap games that are $.99 on iOS yet sell them for $30 as a switch cartridge.

 

Are they essentially a version of kickstarter where you hope to get your ‘donation’ in the form of a game?

 

I don't know exactly when they "turned" but it was a while ago.  A few examples I can think of..

-Force bundling soundtracks with some of the Vita games (ex: Rocketbirds)

-Releasing the "final 2 Vita games" in Blind Boxes before they sold them individually to drive sales of the blind boxes.

-Offering a "free pack of trading cards" for purchases during the 01/01 sale and then sending an email out 10 minutes before that they changed their minds.

 

 

Although I will say every time I have contacted their customer service they have helped me.  It can take a while to hear back but if you contact them it seems they will try to make the situation right.  Overall I think they are greedy but so is every other company out there.  I think we just expected them to stay a small company "for the gamers" but that just didn't happen when they got big.  I can also say that while it does take a million years to receive orders, they do always come through.  I don't think I've ever heard of someone being ripped off.  So all in all they are just another big company, for better or for worse.  If you like the games they are selling and don't mind a wait - then do it!  At this point I don't think it would be fair to buy something and complain about waiting since it is well known by now.




#14279041 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 07 April 2020 - 08:03 PM

 

Funny - these are the same card packs they promised during their Jan 1st sale.  At the last minute they changed their minds and wouldn't honor the free pack for orders on that day.




#14276012 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 27 March 2020 - 08:31 PM

Sounds like LRG won't be shipping anything for the next 3 weeks.  I fully support the decision to not make people come to work given the outbreak but just find it funny that they mention "We hope you can understand our decision to continue selling games at this time."  It's all about the money for these guys, but we already knew that.  I can only imagine the backlog/shipping delays we will see when they finally start back up their operation.




#14275505 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 25 March 2020 - 09:18 PM

Well, as someone who recently sold his LRG Vita collection, it's not all it was cracked up to be! LOL

 

Yeah, I never bought any of these games for the value, as I've been down this road many times in the past, and without fail, I normally sell each collection for pretty much what I paid once I decide to sell it. Looking back at all my past collections, the Sega CD or Saturn stuff would probably be the only stuff that if I still owned, would be worth way more than what I paid. As those systems have become much more collectible over the years. 

 

Some of the LRG stuff I sold went for more than I had planned, while other stuff went for way less, as timing is a factor as well. It seemed like there was tons of offerings for most games, so in a few years, if less is offered, I could have probably done better. But the reverse can happen as well, you may wait longer and reprints or modding becomes a bigger factor, and even desired games today, may not be as much tomorrow. Like others have stated here many times, video games are almost never a sound investment.

 

Be glad you got off the Vita train.  Feels like I have been waiting for years for them to just release the last 2 freaking games.  Knowing them, when they finally do release them they will bundle them with a paper towel and charge an extra $10.




#14269602 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Staind204 on 06 March 2020 - 03:41 PM

I got an email from LRG saying they had some PAX leftover for sale.  Let me get this straight, they are selling a BOX with a non functioning game for $29.99?  Really?  I don't understand why anyone would buy that...