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PenguinMaster

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#13716447 Alan Wake's Sunset Sale - Final Days To Buy Alan Wake

Posted by PenguinMaster on 16 May 2017 - 12:13 PM

I would advise you not to presume that I have the "digital or die" viewpoint. Frankly, I'd rather both physical and digital be always available. It's not my fault that physically publishing games is challenging for small developers, and I didn't create the Xbox 360 Arcade digital space that has evolved into what we have now.

You didn't create the digital marketplace but you're certainly supporting it. Money talks: it doesn't matter if you're against physical games or not if you aren't buying them.

 

The publishers would prefer everything to be digital-only so less support for physical media means less games available on physical media. Everyone who is buying digital games instead of physical games is at fault for the decline of physical games.




#13716399 Alan Wake's Sunset Sale - Final Days To Buy Alan Wake

Posted by PenguinMaster on 16 May 2017 - 07:24 AM

The general arguments for physical ownership are not in any way bolstered by this. The game hasn't been removed from anybody's library.

My argument for physical ownership is that titles remain available to buy because ownership can be transferred. Whether or not people who have already bought a copy can access it all lines of digital distribution have stopped: no one can buy a digital version.

 

Anyone who wants to buy Alan Wake in the future will still be able to buy the physical version via the used market for many decades. But all you digital supporters will cause less and less games to have physical versions and therefore many games will become completely unavailable to buy.




#13715953 Alan Wake's Sunset Sale - Final Days To Buy Alan Wake

Posted by PenguinMaster on 15 May 2017 - 11:00 PM

Right... which still has nothing to do with what he or I said.

Digital games can easily become unavailable. Physical games can't because they have a used market: out of print does not equal unavailable. That's why I only support physical games (and it seems Zebular shares that attitude).

 

Since this is a thread about a digital game that is now unavailable I don't see how any of that is out of context.




#13706342 OFFICIAL GOTY/Complete/Ultimate/DLC Edition Compilation Thread - Now Wikified...

Posted by PenguinMaster on 02 May 2017 - 06:20 PM

Winner of over 100 awards? How many were self-lauded, Ubi?

I think most of those awards were "Best of E3" so they were just for the tech demo, not the finished game.




#13691003 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 15 April 2017 - 03:42 AM

Many GameCube discs seem to have been manufactured cheaply or poorly. If you look online a lot of people's discs are looking like that for certain titles these days.

Metal gear solid twin snakes is another one that commonly has label cracking and peeling issues. It must be something about two disc games.

I'm worried wiiu discs will have a similar defective process that will limit their shelf life. Every disc I get from gamefly seems to not work. All my actual owned discs do.

It's a good thing that Nintendo is going back to cartridges because they're terrible at making discs.




#13677752 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 31 March 2017 - 03:59 AM

You can see directly from the AWD seller ratings that around 1 out of 5 buyers have a problem. Man, that rating was at 87% just a year or two ago.   Just goes to show you that there's much more fraud in the pipeline these days.  

1 out of 5 buyers who leave feedback have a problem. The majority of buyers don't leave feedback if there wasn't a problem.




#13639249 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 23 February 2017 - 01:20 AM

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is less than $15 and has over 40 games including Steets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Golden Axe, Shining Force, and Sonic.

I have that collection and it's a fantastic deal. Sonic Mega Collection Plus is also great and they are both better deals than the NES Classic Edition. But that doesn't change the fact the NES Classic Edition is the best deal for the games it offers.

 

How spoiled does someone have to be to think $2 per game is a terrible deal?

 




#13637155 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 21 February 2017 - 03:49 AM

hell i still refuse to pay even for $60. that sh*t can be emulated anywhere, pc, ps3, psv, nds, 3ds... you name it. If it's $20, sure, I will have it on my shelf as a figure to display or something. $60 or even $100+?  Fuck no.

It's 30 games for $60 without resorting to piracy. The NES classic edition is far cheaper than buying all those games via virtual console or the original cartridges.




#13635508 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 19 February 2017 - 05:06 AM

Fun Wii U story: I sold one of my motorcycles to someone today ( :cry: ) and he saw the Wii U gamepad and said "Oh is that the new Wii? My kids have been asking me for that." I explained what it was, that there's a new one coming, so on and so forth. He just replies "Oh... so it doesn't just connect to the old Wii console?" Oh Nintendo, please never do this again.  :rofl:

I'm trying to picture this scenario. Why was your Wii U Gamepad near your motorcycle?




#13635505 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 19 February 2017 - 05:03 AM

If you want to buy a brand new Switch it may take a while before Nintendo has an official sale. But every system has had massive discounts within a few months. The PS4 Pro even showed up for $300 on Amazon Warehouse Deals 2 days after launch.

 

How are so many people on a site called Cheap Ass Gamer unaware of these deals?




#13634731 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 18 February 2017 - 05:01 AM

Nobody got past Water Temple as a kid. Nobody. Don't even tell me you did, because I'll know you're a liar. Didn't stop us from playing it for months on end, though.

I beat Ocarina of Time when I was 10.




#13634147 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 17 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

BOTW is what, 13 gb digital? Have we seen what the size limit is on the carts yet?

32GB




#13632478 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 16 February 2017 - 09:00 AM

what size are Switch cases? they don't look like G1 or G2. would it be fair to say they're about the size of a PSP game case?

Even smaller.

https://twitter.com/...4332672/photo/1




#13631808 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 15 February 2017 - 09:50 PM

The portability might help that a little bit, as there was marginally better third party support on 3DS than the Wii U.  Just having Sega/Atlus moving their support from 3DS to Switch would be pretty big for me.

The portability is fantastic for third parties. They could probably make a whole lot of money putting remasters on the Switch. A lot of people (myself included) would love to have a portable system with Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, Batman, Resident Evil, Far Cry, Dishonored, Assassin's Creed, etc...




#13630725 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0

Posted by PenguinMaster on 15 February 2017 - 01:11 AM

Do you do anything besides ask really dumb rhetorical questions for the sake of arguing?

Is that a rhetorical question?