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SW4J

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#14227735 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by SW4J on 11 November 2019 - 04:31 AM

The multi-platform titles tend to be either lazy ports for games that came out upwards of close to decade ago (Skyrim) -OR- games that can still be run reasonably on the hardware (which pretty much rules out most AAA games). Of the exclusives they have, none are system sellers or end up on the steaming pile of shovelware penny games.

 

They are not the "hot new thing" since there is lead time on game development and if you want to be on that current wave, you're already knee-deep in PS5/Scarlet dev kits.

You sound like a hater, honestly.  There are plenty of very current multiplats ont he system.  As for no system-sellilng exclusives?  I mean come on now, that's just false.  It's literally the fastest selling system...period.  To say games like Smash Bros., Mario Odyssey, Pokemon, etc. aren't system sellers?  You sound super delusional.

 

As for PS5/Scarlet they still have a lot to prove, and will have to catch up quite a ways to the massive number of units the Switch has sold.  Right now it has dominated, and it looks like that's set to continue.




#14227620 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by SW4J on 10 November 2019 - 07:41 PM

Agreed, but it's the principle. They are in fact the worst console to buy on a budget this year, and I hope it shows in their earnings. From console to accessories to games, they are typically the worst priced in all three categories with less 3rd party support. If I were still working retail, I'd direct every mom and dad asking towards a PS4 or X1 if I could. Switch is only for the kid who has everything at this point.

That's a pretty crazy stance to take, the Switch is the new hot thing and is getting a lot of multiplat and exclusive support.  If you want the best right now, that's where you're going to go.




#14204979 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by SW4J on 01 September 2019 - 04:02 AM

Since he references Liar Princess and the Blind Prince and Lapis x Labyrinth it indicates the “retail” he speaks of is “non-NISA exclusive” since both of those were also available at Amazon at one point. At least that’s my understanding.

Ah okay, I was unfamiliar with those releases so I didn't know how to interpret it




#14204711 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by SW4J on 31 August 2019 - 05:36 AM

Anyone have any idea if La Mulana 1+2 will be available outside of the NISA collector's edition?  Or in other retailers at all?  Hesitating pulling the trigger, I really just want the game.




#13973725 eBay 15% off Flash coupon (max $100 off) - TODAY 11-3 EST

Posted by SW4J on 30 March 2018 - 06:35 PM

Where do we get that it's until 3 EST?  I thought it said 11 AM PST, or 2 PM EST?




#13963124 Official Collector's Edition Compilation IX - 2018

Posted by SW4J on 13 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

Octopath CE up on Best Buy with GCU

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6219502




#13887898 Black Friday 2017 - The Epic Master Thread

Posted by SW4J on 23 November 2017 - 08:19 AM

Best Buy keeps signing me out at checking...anyone else have this problem?  How can I get around it?  I want the credit for the purchase...




#13884419 Black Friday 2017 - The Epic Master Thread

Posted by SW4J on 21 November 2017 - 05:50 AM

Do we know what the shipping costs will be like for Walmart?  Trying to decide if I should jump on best buy early access in the last few minutes or get a couple of games at Walmart, which are each a dollar cheaper.  Best Buy will have free shipping, unsure if Walmart will as well




#13832508 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by SW4J on 15 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

I just came here to say Farpoint played with the Aim Controller is absolutely AMAZING. Seriously, this thing is a game changer

It's great yeah, but not much of a game changer.  Can't be since it's been done since the Wii :P  One of many reasons Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii was amazing




#13818971 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by SW4J on 28 August 2017 - 10:54 PM

Best Buy finally has the Switch version of Axiom Verge: Multiverse edition up.  For the last few weeks it was only the regular edition

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6039700




#13797303 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by SW4J on 04 August 2017 - 02:22 PM

you mean $70?

No, I believe the price of the bundle is $140.  It's an extra $70, but if people want the one game they actually want they're being forced to pay $140.  Very customer unfriendly.  I'm sure this will be denied to the moon and back, but there's a reason so many CE copies of Wonder Boy were held back




#13797282 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by SW4J on 04 August 2017 - 02:15 PM

Everything is up right now in bundles and people are going to miss it again bitching.

Or they don't want to pay $140 for a game they don't want?




#13745932 Metroid Samus Returns Special edition live @ Bestbuy

Posted by SW4J on 17 June 2017 - 10:36 PM

For the people who missed it, if it makes you feel any better, the game will likely be terrible.

All impressions so far have the game as playing like a dream, actually.




#13725226 Last Game To Ever Come On Wii U, Darksiders Remastered, On Backorder At Amazo...

Posted by SW4J on 27 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

It's just the early adopters and better marketing this time vs Wii U. Once the dust settles, ppl will wake up and find that it, as a hybrid system doesn't do well on either the portable or home console sides. The biggest problem will again be 3rd party support further down the line. The Switch is not on the level of PS4/X1/PC so ports to it would significantly impact visuals and performance, so they would rather skip the Switch on these titles. Most 3rd paty publishers will not invest money to make big games specifically for the Switch. Why would they blow all that money for the 5 million Switch users where the same dollars spent would buy them potentially 80 million users on PS4 for example. Right now, all you see from 3rd paties are dinky games, games from decades ago, and ports of games that can be produced on last gen hardware. This trend will only continue til its death.

PS4 is nowhere near 80 million, it still has a long way to go before it even reaches 3DS levels.  That said, Switch is already getting some great third party content, and as it's currently outpacing the fucking Wii, one of the best-selling consoles of all time, I'd imagine that will only amplify.




#13678127 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by SW4J on 31 March 2017 - 04:56 PM

Official English release at iam8bit:

https://store.iam8bi...4-physical-game