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HaloGX

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In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

07 April 2021 - 01:22 PM

Your first comment is right on the money. It's common to, for example, amazon to buy amzon dot com. It's a common mispelling of their brand and business and it relates to such. But for them, for example, to buy wamart dot com would potentially be ground for a lawsuit I imagine because it is then infringing on taking possible traffic away away from walmart by using the walmart brand.

 

This is just proof LRG is scum and not using fair business practices.

 

You latter statement that the other companies are playing off LRG's name, I have to disagree. If what you mean their names are similar, then what is the difference between any store ending in "mart". And if business practice is what you mean, monopolies are technically not allowed and are often broken up in the state. Publishing physical games is something anybody, technically, is allowed to do. And just because LRG may have been the first on the block doesn't allow them to do scummy things like this.

No, I wasn't talking about monopolies, just the subsection of companies in the gaming space that specifically publish low print runs of physical games. And I certainty wasn't excusing LRG's practices.

 

I do, however, think there's a difference in a company ending their name in "mart" (or "market") because that describes a pre-existing type of establishment and "mart" or "market" are general terms used to describe said establishments. But, come on, when companies like Super Rare Games or Strictly Limited Games came up with their names, it's hard to argue against that they specifically named themselves to sound like LRG and to take advantage of sounding like LRG.

 

My point was that many of these limited companies are, at least a bit, scummy for one reason or another, but that's a fluid scale too. I love the Dreamcast, but I've made my view of publishers like JoshProd very clear that what they charge for their products is too high, especially given the emulation of some of them, even though they are the biggest publisher for the Dreamcast right now.

 

Again, it doesn't excuse any of these scummy practices. Scummy is scummy on any scale in my opinion.


In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

07 April 2021 - 12:39 PM

It's common practice for companies to buy domains for similar or misspelled products or company names that they are/own and redirect it to their main site, but doing it for companies and products they aren't/don't own is super shady.

 

Then again, all these companies are playing off of LRG's name in the first place. This whole subsection in gaming has become rather shady.


In Topic: PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

06 April 2021 - 04:15 PM

Ok, this is weird. I purchased the 'Super Stardust Delta Interstellar Bundle' through the Vita's store, and as soon as I did, the listing disappeared. I still got the bundle price (which saves $3 over buying the game and add-on separately), but why would the listing for the bundle on the store then disappear?

 

Weird...


In Topic: PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

05 April 2021 - 06:54 PM

'Dungeons & Bombs' looks like a 'Crypt of the Necromancer' clone, but less graphically impressive.


In Topic: PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

04 April 2021 - 06:25 PM

Only games I’m going to grab before the shutdown are the psp Ys games... going to hold out for a potential fire sale though. It’s Sony though, so very unlikely.
Are there any other psp games like Ys that come to mind and are on the vita store?

If I'm remembering correctly, publisher literally can't put PSP and Vita games on sale/discount anymore since Sony removed them from the web store. So unless a game is cross-buy with PS4, there won't be any other games going on sale.