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PenguinMaster

Member Since 07 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 21 2016 09:00 AM
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In Topic: Smaller/Obscure/Limited Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

21 August 2016 - 09:01 AM

I won't be adding remasters of last gen's AAA titles. They're very mainstream and mostly expected to see physical releases.

What about remasters of indie games, especially indie games that didn't have previous physical releases? Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams Director's Cut falls into that category.

 

I would also suggest adding these titles to your list (all three have only been released in Europe):

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

InFamous: First Light

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (only the Gold Edition includes a disc in the UK)


In Topic: The Witcher 3 PS4/XB1 GOTY Complete Ed $40 on Amazon for Prime Members.

11 August 2016 - 11:30 PM

MSRP is $60. 

Are you sure about that? It's $50 at Gamestop and Best Buy as well.


In Topic: Sega® Genesis™ Ultimate Portable Game Player ($39.99 + Free Shipping)

30 July 2016 - 03:31 PM

I ended up giving it to my 4yo son almost primarily due to the horrible audio, but also because of the screen.

Did he do something bad? Was this some form of punishment?


In Topic: Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

21 July 2016 - 02:09 PM

Don't want to sell it since it has the P.T. demo on it so rather buy another PS4 and than transfer everything away... somehow without seeing what's going on on the issued PS4.

The dangers of digital distribution.


In Topic: Hitman ps4 only on amazon for $38.08 preorder physical

18 July 2016 - 02:23 AM

It's fine to have sentimental attachment to physical objects, but you're the one who ascribes that; it's not inherent in the thing itself.  

 

I really think you're probably underestimating the sheer costs and burden associated with printing and distributing physical media, especially under a retail brand.  I think there is definitely something cool and substantial about holding the game in your hands, which is why I bought the hard copy of Fallout 4. I would also totally like that Chessmaster statue in the Hitman Collector's Edition (and I don't even collect those things), which is simply not a digital offering. But I'm not going to kid myself and say that digital is inferior, or even counterproductive. 

It's not about sentimental value and I don't care about cover art, manuals, or collectibles. The issue is control. Control over every single digital copy of a game lies with one company and if their is licensing disputes even they can lose the rights: that is why Capcom's Marvel games and Activision's James Bond games have been delisted and gone out of print. With physical copies control lies with the thousands of people who own a copy. As long as some of those people are willing to sell their copy the game will remain available.