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jonathansmith369

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#14391290 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 16 April 2021 - 12:48 AM

Just for reference, I beat Deliver Us The Moon today at around 5 AM EST. I quit and tried to restart it and it worked still. I believe I was able to do the same with Sea Salt previously. This was on an original Xbox One, so no quick resume.


I think Sea Salt was available for me like 2 to 3 days after it was supposed to leave. I think it was leaving on Friday and I was still finishing it up Sunday night before it finally died on Monday. Might have been some combo of using series s so it stayed open and didn't license check, or just that they forgot to flip the switch before the weekend to make it go away. Could just be that I misread the leaving date and wasn't worried about it since I didn't really think I would like it much anyway.


#14390948 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 14 April 2021 - 03:13 AM

Yeah, you can't move a hard drive from one PS3 to another.

I upgraded to 1TB hard drives in both of my slims a year or two ago. I installed a bunch of stuff to one and then did the network system to system copy. The whole process was super slow and painful. I'm installing the latest stuff I've bought on both of them now. I'm surprised that I'm actually using up most of the drive space.

Couple tips for people going through this pain:
1) Use the download list in account management, not the download list in the store
2) I've read that the store works a little better if you drop your resolution down to 720p (memory issues). It still craps out after a while.
3) Check for updates on your digital games since they aren't all prepatched


Does that network system to system copy allow you to copy select games and stuff over? Or was it more like a full backup to another system that requires both to have the same size drive? I barely remember how to even use the ps3 apparently. Lol.


#14390639 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 12 April 2021 - 04:22 PM

Occasionally I go on my 360 to get GWG and man that system is old and archaic, but HOLLLLY SHIT IT AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON THE PS3 PSN STORE. Instead of gaming yesterday I was going through my collection trying to figure out what needs updates and downloading and there are so many awful things about that system that I feel I repeatedly block out because it feels like a fevered dream of developers just trying to intentionally Fuck on me. Things like it needing to download patches one by one instead of just one current patch with everything up to date and after downloading patches or games it needing to take time out to install them as well which can't be done in the background. That and the whole no sorting of anything you own and multiple menus to figure out what's in your storage. Just a garbage set up. GAAAARBAGE. The things I do for games that I may never get around to playing.


That'll be weeks of my life wasted this summer on ps3 crap since I own at least 3 ps3s. I think have some games purchased before they reduced the number of systems authorized so wonder how that works now.

Step one is to find every game that I already own on Xbox also and throw out the ps3 copy. Then find games that are still readily available on Xbox either digitally or reasonably priced on physical and throw out those ps3 copies. Then any games with remasters, remakes, or maybe even pc versions and throw out those ps3 games. Then sort the tiny stack of exclusives and download updates. Looking over half my digital collection and I already see a bunch of game I would rather pick up on Xbox again than to even attempt facing the psn store to try finding and downloading.

The final step of this downloading and patching process across multiple systems is of course to put my ps3s back into storage and then never play these games anyway.


#14390119 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 09 April 2021 - 11:31 AM

So I finally took the time to reinstall discord and track down my login just so I could request whitelisting for Retroarch retail version. Couldn't get the download link to work last night so I check again this morning and apparently the app got pulled by Microsoft. Doh.

Just an FYI that you probably don't want to uninstall if you still have it working on your system.


#14388168 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 31 March 2021 - 03:42 PM

Today is when Nintendo delists Fire Emblem and Mario 3D all stars from Switch. What a stupid policy. Could you imagine if Microsoft put a delist date on the Master Chief Collection? Nintendo is such a mixed bag of good games and terrible policies.


This is just teaser of things to come. It's a preview of when they abandon the whole switch digital storefront and your whole collection is lost to the void. I was absolutely surprised when they shut down the Wii and I lost my VC games I bought but I will be less and less surprised each time they do it to me.

The big one is Mario, so they will absolutely find a way to resell these games to you someday, likely as separate releases on the digital front or maybe as a repackaged collection in a few years plus Galaxy 2.


#14387857 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 30 March 2021 - 03:41 PM

Sony either should have a real sale or at least give a $10 voucher to long time consecutive users. I have had a ps3 since '08 buy never once received any sort of thank you for buying and continued use. Even after the first one yloded.

Also download the new control dlc for Lair and buy the Asura's Wrath Part 4 dlc. Otherwise Lair is unplayable and Asura's Wrath has no real ending. Also, American Magree's Alice for Alice Madness returns. That is free too.


They gave out a couple of thank you gifts years ago. You know when psn was hacked and shut down for months (years? maybe) and they had to rebuy our loyalty. I was recently looking over my PS3 games and couldn't figure out where the hell these random games came from until I dug through my old emails.

Is there a good list of free dlc for PS3 games that I should hit up before the shutdown? Not sure if I even have Lair but I guess I better check that one for sure.


#14387845 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 30 March 2021 - 03:23 PM

Annnnd confirmed and oooooooof....

All hail our Game Pass overlords for giving us hope more than Euro truck racing ever could.


The best part about gwg is that they don't expire after we claim them so we never have to play them ever.

Gotta get back to my Journey to the Savage Planet and collect the last few collectible items before it leaves. I'm still missing a ton of achievements right now so I'll have to see if I have time or energy left to mop those up too.


#14387225 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 27 March 2021 - 08:44 PM

I've just about finished Journey to the Savage Planet. Just have a handful of achievements left that I can easily get including finishing the second ending. Haven't enjoyed a game this much in awhile. Super pissed to read Google bought the developer and then killed it, so no sequel or similar game will be coming.


Geez spoiler alert, way to ruin the ending about Google shutting them down. That sucks. I'm still plugging away at the game and was enjoying it a lot. Was going to start looking what else they might have coming but I guess the answer is nothing.

I really need to concentrate on finishing it, but it's so damn fun that I keep getting distracted wandering off in whatever random direction my new skills take me. Although side note I haven't had a game trigger my fear of heights in this way in quite some time, with that acceleration on long falls. Eek.


#14385912 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 22 March 2021 - 04:09 PM

I still have a PSTV that I occasionally use. Haven’t bought anything for it in a while but still occasionally download something so hopefully they’ll still allow downloads of past PSP and Vita games.

But what do I know? Digital is the future, right?!?

With Xbox digital is the future. With Sony they will let you have backwards compatibility when they damn well feel like it. If that means shutting down an entire system's store, well that's your problem not theirs according to them.

I was all in on PS3 due to X360 early reliability issues, but luckily didn't go all digital until the last few years of its life. So many damn game I've already rebought on Xbox. Still pretty salty about it. It seems like a safe bet that Sony will support backwards compatibility as long as Xbox does, but can we really fully trust that assumption? They could pull a nintendo where every other generation works with one prior system and then cut them off again next generation.

As long as Xbox is firmly in last place in system sales I trust them to continue supporting old systems. But none of that really matters as I don't buy games anymore and I only play whatever is announced to leave gamepass next.
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#14383964 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 12 March 2021 - 08:42 PM

Man, I was hoping Morrowind had some ups along at least. It’s really aged. Not going to play that without a remaster.


When I started downloading it and realized Morrowind was only like 1GB I remembered just how old it was and I reset my expectations accordingly. I'm definitely going to turn the difficulty down and exploit some enchanting quirks to give myself a little more fun on this jaunt down memory lane.


#14383593 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 11 March 2021 - 04:42 PM

Would be better as a live event. Then there is at least a small chance someone from Microsoft accidentally says their favorite Fallout is New Vegas.


#14381918 Nintendo eShop Deals and Discussions

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 04 March 2021 - 01:42 AM

New switch coming this year:

https://www.bloomber...ng-oled-display

If the theoretical new switch does have a bigger screen I wonder if it will cost more than the current model.

I've been holding out way too long waiting for an upgraded model, unique limited edition or even just some random sale to finally get a Switch since I've already picked up about half a dozen games for it. Lol.


#14379715 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 23 February 2021 - 11:43 PM

GWG is lame. Have both 360 games (Metal Slug is great, PR3 is ok), Xbone games are random. I was hoping after last month they'd start stepping up their offers since Sony is knocking it out of the park with PS+ lately.

The GWG games are kind of odd nowadays. Obviously they must have enough data on their end to support the theory that they don't really need to offer decent games there anymore. Gamepass selection knocks it out of the park regularly, but GWG seldom has anything to write home about.

I would think they would flesh out the gwg selections with the stuff they own internally instead of random discount bin games from other companies. Like last fall when we never got Forza Horizon 3 before delisting like everyone expected.

Whenever the Bethesda sale closes they could certainly offer some of those older games like Morrowind or Fallout 3 to boost some weaker months. Yes everyone already has played them, but it would be hard to complain too much about receiving games that packed with content. But offering them as part of gamepass that requires an ongoing subscription seems much more likely to include those old games.


#14376852 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 10 February 2021 - 07:04 PM

I expect we'll hear about resolution and fps enhancememts for Xbox One games.

Hoping, but not expecting, additional 360 and Xbox games being added to the BC library!


If they add some new 360 games 50 Cent Blood on the Sand is definitely going to make the cut this time around.


#14375698 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by jonathansmith369 on 04 February 2021 - 01:08 PM

At least now I don’t have to regret selling my OG Xbox copy anymore.


You might still regret it. I would guess at least some of the awesome music from the original will not be included. I actually bought the soundtrack cd for that one so I guess I am covered either way.

Still can't believe it took this long for Stubbs to return from the dead again. But I will definitely buy and replay it.