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#12398265 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XIV

Posted by PenguinMaster on 09 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

until you choke someone to death with the controller cord :P  Or is that mario party?

Wireless controllers save lives.

#11982677 Report: Gamestop to offer more money for trade ins

Posted by PenguinMaster on 05 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

So base values will increase by 20% but promotions which usually give at least 30% more will stop.


So trade-in values will overall be lowered by 10%, how is this good news?

#11763675 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 16 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

Hopefully someone can answer this is Sony the only system whose games are mostly region free? It cause I'm taking a trip in a month already booked it and was planning to game shop some while on my trip and want to make sure the games I get can be played here to








#11172761 PowerUp Rewards Steal of the Week: 25% off Pre-Owned for 500 Points

Posted by PenguinMaster on 29 October 2013 - 03:52 PM

This is what pisses me off about GameStop preowned coupons: although this is a good deal, there is a 99% chance I'll get stuck with some disc-only copy that the previous owner stuck in their ass and then tried to clean with cinder blocks.  I have had absolutely terrible luck with preowned purchases lately, so as good of a deal as this is, I'll be saving my points.


People in your area have some really weird fetishes.

#10949810 Games for GOLD (August Edition) Crackdown, Dead Rising 2

Posted by PenguinMaster on 31 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

look, two good games. microsoft may have come to their senses!


Regardless of whether the games are good or not they are really cheap: Crackdown is easy to find for about $3, Dead Rising 2 is around $10. Microsoft is hardly stepping up their game.

#10849878 Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

Posted by PenguinMaster on 21 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

While I'm a member of that forum, I certainly dont worship the ground CBoat walks on like a majority of the guy's there.


Every time he is wrong (and it's been far more then once, twice, or even five times) they always excuse it away as "Oh well, details change.." which in my opinion is bullshit.




Polygon also reports it as not a time limit. 


At this point, you could have Sony VP come out and say it wasnt a time limit and odds are people still woudnt believe it ;P

Okay, so why can't any of this be implemented in the downloaded games now? If family sharing was the primary selling point of a system that requires online, why can't it be the selling point of a downloaded version of a game?

#10846411 Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

Posted by PenguinMaster on 20 June 2013 - 04:45 PM


So now that the Family Plan has been revealed to be shit, is there anyone on here that actually thinks the system with DRM would've been better?

No, but an anonymous poster claiming to be part of Microsoft  is not proof of what the plan was or could have been.  IMO as I've stated over and over again in this thread, if both systems are "essentially" the same from a technological perspective then how does that move gaming forward. There has to be something new and interesting besides exclusives. For the folks who didn't care for DRM or M$ draconian policies there was always the option of buying a PS4.  


I am a fan of digital media and realize that's the future of entertainment.


Gaming moves forward because the games advance, because the developers are creative. I fail to see how a new distribution method would make for new game types. Especially since the Xbox One didn't require a constant internet connection what new gameplay innovations could it possibly have achieved by requiring DRM. Removing people's ability to own games doesn't change the gameplay.

#10846353 Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

Posted by PenguinMaster on 20 June 2013 - 04:26 PM

So now that the Family Plan has been revealed to be shit, is there anyone on here that actually thinks the system with DRM would've been better?

#10843196 Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

Posted by PenguinMaster on 19 June 2013 - 01:35 PM



This is what is wrong with the used game system. And you can try and defend it all you want and because there are mostly X1 and Timbo haters in here I will probably get troll slammed but nowhere does a trade in system like this make sense to me. But that's my opinion. No way this guy came out ahead in this trade.

From the X1 preorder thread

traded 75 xbox 360 games into gamestop,got $693.00 store credit, pre-ordered xbox one and paid it off with 2 games! :)

I just don't trade or flip much. What's the need for a huge backlog?

Even at an average of $30 a game it's only a 31% ROI...


Regardless of how much money he might have lost, without the used market he'd have $693 less. Clearly he isn't interested in playing those games anymore, so having $693 is much better than having those games.


Once again I don't understand the logic. He spent $2,250+ on games if bought at an average of $30, and let's be honest it's probably higher, and it is considered a great deal to get $690?

For those of us that don't have gynormus backlogs the used game thing is a non issue. And the fact that more than likely most of our main retailers will be preferred retailers where you more than likely will be able to trade.

Don't understand why this is such a big deal. But I guess it is to some people.


The price paid is irrelevant, it's a sunk cost. He has already paid that amount (whatever it may be) and he can't get it back. With the used game market, he can get $690 for stuff he no longer wants. Without the used game market he can't get anything for stuff he no longer wants. Would you rather have $690 or $0?


Additionally, you just pulled the $30 average out of nowhere. My average price per game is close to $10.

#10620290 This Generation's Console War is Officially Stupid

Posted by PenguinMaster on 13 June 2013 - 02:35 AM

Im not trying to bury microsoft, because I play my xbox 360 more than any other console. I own a wii u, and preorded both an xbox one and ps4. But its unquestionable that Microsoft got greedy with this generation, and sony is going to make them hurt


I agree with most of what you said, but the fact that you pre-ordered an Xbox One just means you're still willing to support Microsoft's horrible policies and that makes you part of the problem.

#10617836 Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

Posted by PenguinMaster on 12 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

Perhaps they could make a system where you decide up front whether you want to "install" your license and then in that case you can never trade/lend/sell (except for trading to authorized retailers) OR you can do disc-only play (or at least disc-in-tray play even if it plays off an installed copy) like with the 360.


Even that wouldn't work, it would still need some sort of online authentication to see if the licence has been used before. There is no chance they are going to get rid of all the DRM on their discs so the system is beyond any hope of ever being good. The best we can possibly hope for is for the system to fail completely and they introduce a new DRM-free console in a few years. But knowing how much Microsoft loves DRM even if the console fails they won't stop trying.



I'm not upset about the inability to lend/trade/sell my games because I don't ever plan to do those things. I like to collect my games, I rarely purchase them used, and I haven't really lent out games since I was in high school 6 years ago (maybe once a year, and mostly to the same friend). Not to mention I've been gaming on the PC recently, and most of my friends are hardcore PC gamers, so the used games market just doesn't really apply to me and my group of friends.

What about the inability to keep your games? When (not if, but when) Microsoft stops supporting the Xbox One, all your games will be useless. You say you like to collect games, but your collection has an expiration date on the Xbox One.

#10617646 This Generation's Console War is Officially Stupid

Posted by PenguinMaster on 12 June 2013 - 06:51 AM

  • Attempting to take a step away from physical media where the reliance on brick and mortar retail and discs is less relevant (something basically every other media has already done including the PC game market).


Why should people be forced away from physical media? Both the music and movie industries give people the option to buy it digitally or physically, so saying every other media has already moved away from physical media is false. Plus music is primarily DRM-free so that is a completely different situation.



They actually produced a promotional video and put slides into their E3 presentation telling us that we could trade games with our friends or sell them to used game shops… as if that’s something to get excited about.  Something we can already do now and have been able to do for decades.


So we should instead get excited that Microsoft doesn't let us do that?



Sony won by default and console gaming as a whole suffers.


Gaming evolves because games change not because the distribution method changes. There will be new games on all 3 systems that are unique and new. Buying games digitally or connecting your cable box to your console will not change the games in the slightest.

#10613431 PlayStation 4 - General Discussion Thread

Posted by PenguinMaster on 11 June 2013 - 04:29 AM

It looks like the PS4 will include a 500GB HDD.


#10613275 What are your next gen plans? (Can delete vote and vote again if your plans c...

Posted by PenguinMaster on 11 June 2013 - 03:57 AM

I just noticed the delete vote option. The 16 of you who voted for Xbox One can go ahead and change that to PS4.