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#13507798 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/6: Holiday Sale Wk 1 & Six New PS+ Games!

Posted by WNYX585AM on 02 November 2016 - 07:27 PM

Is garden warfare a good buy at that price?

My kids have been begging for it.

It's pretty great and very kid friendly.  $6 is a steal.  My 6 year old son even got a lot of enjoyment out of it.  I'm sure his teammates didn't appreciate his level of play, but there's plenty of kids playing that game, so that's what it's geared towards.  COD for younger kids who haven't learned all the curse words yet...

 

(of course you don't need to have chat on)

 

 

EDIT: It's still fun for adults, too.




#13501776 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 27 October 2016 - 09:40 PM

I remember when Best Buy had the GCU coupons in the magazine and people were getting Rage for $10 and thinking it was a steal (me included) because it went on sale and you could also use the coupon or something like that.  Mine is still sealed, sadly.  It probably will continue to be...




#13496075 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 21 October 2016 - 01:18 PM

Playing through the BF1 campaign now. Really good so far.

But ... how exactly do developers expect you to simultaneously be in the middle of a firefight, listen to dialogue between NPCs and read on-screen hints that are short paragraphs in a small font?

I guess you can't appreciate the sacrifices our soldiers made in WW1.  They didn't have 14 point Comic Sans fonts back then.  It was all 8 point Times New Roman and they liked it because that's all they knew.




#13493492 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 18 October 2016 - 08:28 PM

Seems like a lot of crap "on the house". Wonder if they are edited for content.

If they did ad-sponsored, uncut new releases, I could deal with that. Most of these are B-list or worse.

Ad-sponsored, new releases?  That's ridiculous.  This is a free service.  Hulu is still charging people to watch ads.  This is also the launch of a new service for VUDU so they're going to take it cautiously.  Of course it's going to be this kind of stuff.  This is just another version of Crackle which is good and bad, I suppose.




#13492223 Dell Promo Deals (now Wiki)

Posted by WNYX585AM on 17 October 2016 - 02:50 PM

Looks like Forza Horizon 3 and FIFA 17 are now eligible for $25 GC's.  I guess they're starting to come back...




#13489018 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/6: Holiday Sale Wk 1 & Six New PS+ Games!

Posted by WNYX585AM on 13 October 2016 - 09:24 PM

The likely problem with VR is the same problem with Wii, Kinect, and other peripheral stuff.  Yeah it's neat and exciting at first, but after awhile, I'm sure I will just want to sit down and play with little barriers to entry.  I don't want to have to stand up, swing my arms around, strap on peripherals, adjust the room lighting, etc.

 

We are living in a time where people don't mind watching movies on their phones because it's easy to do.  People value ease of use over almost anything else right now, so once the novelty wears off, VR will mostly seem like a giant hassle.




#13488868 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by WNYX585AM on 13 October 2016 - 07:19 PM

im not going to go through the list, but sean murray is the one that made all the promises, not sony. when asked if you could play this game with your friends he said yes. i dont think that question meant you play while your friends watch. when asked if people would interact with each other he said yes. when asked if there would be large scale battles he said yes. he said all of this stuff and more would be in the game and it isnt. how can you blame the marketer when the product is less than what the producer promised?

People also forget the fact that Sean Murray isn't some novice game maker with this being his first time out.  He's made successful games before, so he does have some added responsibility for his responses compared to some dreamy-eyed indie dev that's just coming out of his parent's basement for the first time...

 

That being said, I have a feeling some things just got stripped out of the game because he bit off more than he could chew rather than he intentionally deceived people.  Unfortunately, he isn't helping his case now with the post launch cleanup except that Sony has probably finally gotten their marketing department involved and advised him to keep quiet when they should have been there to say that quite awhile ago.




#13485620 Dell Promo Deals (now Wiki)

Posted by WNYX585AM on 10 October 2016 - 06:17 PM

I've changed the OP to Wiki since I haven't been keeping up with it.  The new Dell.com website format makes it extremely difficult to keep the qualifying titles straight and organized and I don't have the energy or inclination to mess with it anymore.  On top of that, the GC's have disappeared once again, although they'll likely be back.  I'm not sure how the wiki stuff works, but hopefully someone can edit the OP if they want to mess with it when and if it makes sense.




#13482847 MLB The Show 16, Uncharted Collections, and Ratchet & Clank PS4 - $1...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 07 October 2016 - 06:18 PM

Is the Show 16 much better than the Show 15?

It's 1 better.




#13481677 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 06 October 2016 - 07:01 PM

The fact that you think that Gears 3 is one of the best games from last gen tells me that you know very little about videos games, or that you just play very few of them. And are you a moron? The whole point of that post was who cares what IGN and GameInformer says about a game. They get paid to write their good reviews. Play it yourself and be your own judge. And the 'actual gamers' I mentioned are people I personally know that, like me, know the difference between a good and bad video game. What happened was, you got all butthurt when you seen that I called out your favorite game for being what it is. A overrated piece of crap that only moronic Gears fanboys would defend. Play some good games sometime and you'll see what I mean.

I see your point.  Gears Judgment was the best Gears game.  Good call.




#13481537 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 06 October 2016 - 05:41 PM

I agree, it was a solid game and I'm not a huge shooter fan.  The Gears games have always been stand out (except maybe Judgement).  You do not have to be receiving kickbacks to see that.  That whole "paid" argument is the absolute least convincing argument one could make - not unlike other conspiracy theorists that want to believe something despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

 

Digital Foundry has a video up of it and notes how well it performs and looks, which is a key factor for the game.

Yeah, paid reviews are completely bogus except the possibility of some bribing some Youtubers, but even then, publishers aren't going to risk the potential problems.  I do think there is inherent issues in the industry with the chumminess of industry people and reviewers and i'm sure those relationships do come into play.  I'm also sure that expectations for a game and other marketing, etc. have some affect on reviews.  That being said, Gears of War 3 is hard to argue against for being a great game based on its actual merits.




#13480730 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/6: Holiday Sale Wk 1 & Six New PS+ Games!

Posted by WNYX585AM on 05 October 2016 - 09:11 PM

I  believe the policy is every game released after Oct will have Pro support.

 

Q: Will PS4 Pro have separate or exclusive games?
There will not be any PS4 Pro-exclusive games. Because PS4 Pro and the standard PS4 are members of the same family, both systems will be fully compatible with all past, present, and future PS4 titles, including PlayStation VR. All PS4 games are PS4 Pro games, and vice-versa.

Following PS4 Pro’s launch on November 10 in North America, virtually all new PS4 game releases moving forward will be able to take advantage of PS4 Pro capabilities on day one, or in some cases shortly after launch via a downloadable update. Some titles previously released will be updated to take advantage of PS4 Pro features, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last of Us Remastered, Infamous Second Son First Light, Shadow of Mordor, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and more.

I fully believe all games will have "Pro support" but what does that mean?  If Sony doesn't hold any set standard and the games are still made for the base PS4/Xbox One audience, it's not like these developers are going to be very excited to spend time and money on a "Pro" version.  I'm sure we'll see a range of experiences with some developers dumping out a Pro version that has one tiny difference and others that will be quite noticeable.  I just hope we get enough quality that it's worth its existence in the long run.  I'm afraid we'll end up looking back and it will just feel like a gimmick to sell more hardware until PS5 is ready.  Or even worse: it was a terrible gamble against Xbox Scorpio that didn't pay off.




#13480341 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 05 October 2016 - 03:26 PM

30 minutes seems awfully short, even for a free trial.

I've paid a lot more for games I've never played for even one minute.  This seems like the deal of a century in comparison.




#13478540 XBL Deals - DwG: Abzu, Hue, Shantae, Wolf Among Us, Juju, Guncraft, more |...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 03 October 2016 - 09:49 PM

I've been minorly screwed over  by redbox a few times...

Redbox is already enough of a pain in general that it would not take "a few times" of getting screwed over for me to be done with them.  You and I clearly have differing tolerance levels for their hassle.




#13478291 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

Posted by WNYX585AM on 03 October 2016 - 06:42 PM

Will Trophies and Achievements ever dissappear from the accounts if the servers ever go down?

Nope.  'Cause I print mine and frame them in a display case.  It's a real conversation starter when I have a lady down to the basement over to my swanky bachelor pad.