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In Topic: Possible Nintendo 64 classic coming soon :)

Today, 05:12 PM

I just don't see the same nostalgia for N64.  The seminal games in that library are just a lot fewer in number than the NES and SNES.  By this time, too, the PSX imprinted itself as the childhood star for a new generation of gamers.  Frankly, I think a mini PSX would easily outsell an N64 mini. 

In Topic: Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

23 May 2018 - 12:37 AM

Both, but mostly the prior. It closes the main arc that crossed the two games, but it briefly touches on another arc that that will continue revolving around Rean, the main protagonist, with various shit that went down in the two games along with pulling from games from previous arcs.

It's not like the ending of Cold Steel I or Trails in the Sky FC where it's a blatant cliffhanger like American seasonal shows with the last seasonal episode where they cut it in half to continue in the next season. It ends like a normal game mostly with everything more or less 'resolved' at the immediate moment in the characters eyes for them to continue normal lives again.

Heads up that I recall there is a Trails of Cold Steel trilogy for PS4 in the wings. No timeline but with backlogs around here, I figure most of us can wait.


In Topic: Best Buy GCU is being Discontinued?

19 May 2018 - 12:27 AM

So why cut GCU now? Why not 6 months ago or 6 months from now? I'm just curious why they decided now was the time to do it if they've been losing money for so long. I mean, the subscription used to be like $200. Once they dropped it to $30 they had to know it was gonna kill them.

Unless it was a long-term pre-planned strategy of stealing "regular customers" from Amazon and Gamestop, knowing well in advance they'd axe it eventually once those customers settled in with Best Buy.

Because you know no business out there does anything shady or crafty except Best buy. Who the Fuck cares, go shop at another store who pretends to give a shit about you.

In the end, truth is no one does.

In Topic: Best Buy GCU is being Discontinued?

18 May 2018 - 11:29 PM

I'd love to know where you're getting that 50 percent digital sales number from.

Personally, I don't think physical games are going anywhere. Gamers are a stubborn bunch. Remember when MS tried that always online nonsense? I don't think the industry will stand for it. There will definitely be more games that are digital only, but physical games will still exist.

The 50% stat is one I've heard on numerous podcasts like gamescoop and giantbomb. It's also consistent with numbers coming out of EA, Ubi, Activision, and Bethesda - all of whom have reported huge (and year to year rising) revenue from digital sales.

And the fact that consumers seem more than happy to trade convenience for property rights will only hasten the pace.

Now will physical go away entirely? I don't think so and that was never my argument. However, physical games are already clearly a premium item that more and more publishers are going to use as a means to upsell. By next gen, I expect some big games will be physical only through preorders. It's inevitable, and consumers sadly seem to be fine with it.

In Topic: Gamestop "New" Thread

18 May 2018 - 11:01 PM

Was interested in Shadow of War and P5 but I suspect there is a complete or gold edition coming soon. There is dlc that was rumored for SoW and Atlus would be foolish to not shoot for a P5 Golden/GOTY like they did P3 given the popularity of that title. Pass.