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#13555793 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 05 December 2016 - 09:26 PM

Not really an oversight since obviously they thought about it realized it would drive the price up more then they wanted for the small percentage of people who would use it.

According to the bill of materials for the Xbox One S, a UHD Blu-ray capable drive costs an additional $12 over a non UHD capable drive. The reason Sony didn't include a UHD Blu-ray drive is because they want to sell 4K downloads through their own service.

#13549711 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 30 November 2016 - 10:51 PM

PS4 Pro - $299.99 (A) $319.99 (G)



#13478924 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 04 October 2016 - 03:15 AM

Bringing a game to the digital platform is the best way to preserve it but due to copyright it's technically illegal to do it yourself and yet when the owners bring it to a digital market place it gets tied to the marketplaces existence. At least there seem to be some companies such as GOG trying to move in a direction to where you actually own the rights to the game and can make your own back ups though.

With DRM-Free downloads you can make back-ups for personal use, but unlike with physical media you still can't legally sell or give away your games. The publishers therefore still have full control of all legal distribution. When games that are only available as downloads are removed there is no legal way to purchase them whether or not they have DRM.


But with physical media on-going support from the publishers isn't needed. The fact that every SNES, PS1, Genesis, Xbox, N64, Dreamcast, etc... game is out of print doesn't prevent me from buying any of them on the used market. Unless the laws drastically change to allow a "used market" with downloads they will never have the longetivity of physical media... customers will never have control of distribution.


Honestly I worry more about my current gen collection then my older games though. My last gen collection has a ton of games which are a buggy mess without day 1 patches and this gen it seems like a good portion of my games aren't even fully on the disc. So eventually I figure 25+% of my PS4/XB1 games are basically going to be paperweights.

I have never connected my PS4 to the internet and so far every game I've played (about 80 of them) has worked fine. I am certainly concerned that the patches could become necessary for many games in the future, but it hasn't happened yet.

#13478352 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 03 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

360 Live will probably be up for the foreseeable future.  I can't see them shutting it down before 2020, and probably not even then.  As long as BC is a feature they promote, 360 Live is safe.

Is 2020 as far as your foreseeable future goes? All of the Xbox Live servers for orginal Xbox games were shut down, even for the backwards compatible games so that isn't a guarantee of anything.

#13477717 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 02 October 2016 - 10:48 PM

Why would you try to save $14 and not have the warranty? And in most cases two year warranty with the right credit card.

That should be obvious: 500GB vs 12GB.

#13437861 Smaller/Obscure/Limited Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by PenguinMaster on 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)

#13417958 Sega® Genesis™ Ultimate Portable Game Player ($39.99 + Free Shipping)

Posted by PenguinMaster on 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?

#13408743 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 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.

#13402519 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 15 July 2016 - 09:39 AM

I actually own that on all 4 systems it released on! (yes, I have a slight problem)

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory is actually on 8 systems:


PlayStation 2
Nintendo DS
Nintendo 3DS (It's called Spinter Cell 3D)
PlayStation 3 (Splinter Cell Trilogy)
Or were you referring specifically to the collector's edition?

#13391657 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by PenguinMaster on 04 July 2016 - 10:10 PM

It makes what I spent in total $120. 

But you gave up $400 in Gamestop credit (which you probably could have used to buy $400 in Amazon credit) to buy the PS4.


If someone wins the lottery would you say they bought their multi-million dollar house for $1?

#13292310 GameStop Trade & Promos XXVII: Values available on the website and on And...

Posted by PenguinMaster on 15 April 2016 - 07:07 PM

I can confirm that the extra $10 for trading in two PS4 or XB1 games coupon works on many games. I traded in 14 games and got an extra $70.

#13247615 Best Buy DOTD: Rocksmith PS4/XB1 30/24 GCU, MGSV: TPP 30/24 GCU

Posted by PenguinMaster on 14 March 2016 - 05:12 AM

Why did you round $29.99 up to $30, but round $23.99 down to $23?


EDIT: It looks like you fixed the title.

#13238004 Updated: Nintendo makes official announcement. Super Mario 3D World, DKC:TF,...

Posted by PenguinMaster on 07 March 2016 - 03:00 PM

I think they said that all orders (?)

Not 100% sure though.  I'm kinda in doubt about that also, since it was a EU Direct, wanted to know if it was also going to be available for US, since they really didn't state it.

Been holding off the pre-order because of that.  

A quick Google search brought me to this page:




That's clearly an American box in the picture (based on the rating).

#13104375 GameStop (New - PS4/X1): Batman Arkham Knight $20, Shadow of Mordor GotY...

Posted by PenguinMaster on 16 December 2015 - 02:14 PM

Just confirming.  Yes, on XB1, they are considered separate games.  Even have separate achievement lists so you can double dip on gamerscore.  Lol.

I can confirm that this is true on the PS4 version as well. Separate save files, separate trophies, and all content is on disc for Shadow of Mordor GOTY.

#13092612 Far Cry Compilation PS3 $12.88

Posted by PenguinMaster on 10 December 2015 - 06:19 AM

For those who have both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and prefer physical discs: get the Xbox 360 version. Blood Dragon is only available on disc on Xbox 360; the Playstation 3 just includes a code.