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#14042693 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 23 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

I hear this a lot.

Obviously, this isn't the forum for this and surely not the first time you've heard it or it's dawned on you, but if you're looking to media and entertainment for fulfillment in life, you're never going to find happiness or satisfaction and it will always feel empty.  It's sounds like you're trying to fill a hole that needs something more substantial like hard liquor and narcotics.




#14042639 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 23 August 2018 - 06:33 PM

I'm sure this has been said and discussed million times in many forums in CAG, but I am at a point where I will never be able to complete all the games I own before the day I die.  And I made peace with that fact myself, and also in a weird way I feel very happy and satisfied - because I feel like I 'made it' as I'm able to buy all these games even when I don't have enough time to play.  I remember when I was young, having my parents buy one game was difficult enough.  It was a luxury, it was a privilege.  Many of the games sucked, they never got patched, we had no internet reviews, forums, and the consoles and high-end PCs were for 'rich' kids.  Now I am all grown up, I have a job myself, and I am able to stockpile my backlog.  We all made it guys.  We all made it.  We now have shiny high-tech consoles and fast PCs, along with countless physical discs, digital downloads, and limited edition goodies that remind us how we could not afford them back in the day.  And the graphics - oh man, the graphics - keep getting better and we cannot wait how games will look on the day we die.  That should be the way we should look at our backlog problem...  lol

I remember hearing stories of crazy people being buried in their Corvettes.  That's us with our backlogs...




#14042356 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 22 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

Sorry, pet peeve. Bioshock got remastered, RE2 is the definition of a remake from the ground up.

 

But yes, goddamn it looks amazing. I will probably do the Prime discount preorder even though I know it'll hit $20 $10 or GWG, or Gamepass, eventually.

Sorry pet peeve of mine.    Fixed your last sentence for you... :)




#14041354 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 20 August 2018 - 09:10 PM

I started Cities Skylines this weekend. As a Sim City 2000 player, this game is amazing! I finally upgraded to Big City tier so I can build Water Treatment plants. I was about to run out of clean water supply and people were getting sick, I think it will take a while for my water to be clean again but my pumps are in a clean area.

I have about 6 inceneration plants and 4 landfills and people still complain about my trash pickup. I built them way far away from my town so maybe it's a distance thing? I put my landfills and prison together in a far corner. All the trash together.

This is not a game for everyone but I love it!

That game is a lot of fun.  It has a very heavy emphasis on traffic flow, location, proximity, etc. (i'm not sure if this has been in other city builders before).  It has a fairly steep learning curve for some of those items, but is quite neat once you get the hang of it.  Make sure you build very wide roads.  I did eventually burn out on it once I built most everything I could and was just maintaining a large city, but I got dozens of hours of enjoyment out of it.




#14040228 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 17 August 2018 - 01:33 PM

Can't wait for another flash sale today!




#14039597 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 15 August 2018 - 09:05 PM

It wasn't (and honestly still isn't) already made because it's something I debate on the daily since the deal popped up.  It just happens to be a scale that, instead of starting on a 50-50 type of balance, began at 75-25 so it takes a lot more to pull the trigger.  I just said that post helped because this thread that was seemingly 100% for the upgrade.  When a bunch of cheapies are saying do it, it starts to passively persuade you just by reading the comments.

The reality, though, is that regardless of how great or how bad something looks, you get used to it.  Yes, your jaw might drop at some of the enhanced graphics.  This is a best case scenario.  But once that newness wears off, it just becomes your Xbox again and it doesn't really matter whether it's 4k, 1080p, 720p, etc.  I get that there's a difference, but there's so many components of what makes a good video game that graphics aren't going to keep you coming back long term.  If you enjoy gaming, you'll like it regardless.  That's why it's hard to recommend newer consoles that only modestly improve graphics.  Sure you can appreciate them, but they aren't going to give you better gameplay, better AI, etc., so most of the wow factor or true usability is kind of short lived.

 

 

EDIT: Someone mentioned a good point about framerate issues, load times, etc.  Those are different than pure graphics.  If those changes are meaningful and worth the money, that has a bigger impact on the gaming experience than slightly enhanced graphics in a long-term sense, so I can more easily justify the cost that way.  Of course, "justify" is the wrong word here since this is a hobby.




#14039128 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 14 August 2018 - 08:35 PM

a part of me hopes the 149 dollar controller is a new kinect model

Surely they can't be that crazy.  They're making all the right decisions now.  Kinect 3.0 would not be a good one - even if it's completely optional and very good.




#14039097 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 14 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

you guys must have got the only two systems with the secret processor upgrade lol

Some of us have low standards.  I remember trying to play Interstate 76 on my PC years ago as a kid and trying to stomach 5fps on my 8086 pc or something like that...




#14037210 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 09 August 2018 - 04:09 PM

Was expecting more from the red dead gameplay reveal. I had ads popping up all over the place so I was expecting like a 30 minute reveal, not a few minutes. I'm interested in the seeing how in depth the interaction type stuff like with your horse works out.

I thought 6 minutes of info was pretty detailed for Rockstar.  I remember getting such stupidly sparse info from GTA5 at times.  It was like an event from them just to put out screenshots of randomness.  Of course, GTA5 is bigger than Red Dead (not to me, though), but still, it had more than I expected.




#14037162 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 09 August 2018 - 02:25 PM

Those of you still using the VCR model, GS is giving $200 credit towards buying an X1X through 8/28 ($250 for a One S). The official Xbox Twitter even posted about it, seems they really want you to upgrade. That's def. the most you'd get for the OG VCR these days. 

 

Also, my Prime is expiring, and I can't justify $120 to renew it. Thinking about trying to preorder some games on discount before it expires next week, but I'm not sure what all is on the horizon. RE2? The new Tomb Raider? 

If Red Dead Redemption 2 was not top of mind then the word "game" should not be in your user name.  :)




#14034545 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 02 August 2018 - 09:29 PM

I paid for it, might as well do everything. Also, I still had fun exploring and looking for collectibles. The gunplay was pretty satisfying too. It's not like the game was totally broken; it just didn't live up to the standard the prior two games had set.

Maybe you should examine the colloquial definition (possibly standard definition too) of the word "sucked."  When something "sucks" I don't have anything good to say about it.

 

Maybe you more of meant sucked as a Fallout game?




#14030207 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 24 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

That No Man's Sky sale is kind of a middle finger to Xbox I guess.




#14029425 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by WNYX585AM on 22 July 2018 - 05:50 PM

I'm hoping someone can give me some guidance.  I just recently tried to make an online purchase with my trade-in credit that's on my Elite Pro card and it's showing that the gift card number is invalid, but a recent recent shows the same card number with a balance from my last trade-in.  I haven't done anything unusual to get banned, etc.  Is this a simple fix or am I going to have problems?




#14029398 PSN Weekly Deals - 10/19: Sale of the Dead! Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fallout,...

Posted by WNYX585AM on 22 July 2018 - 04:19 PM

Yup, those no rush credits expire. Search your email for "Benefit Confirmation for your Order" and you should found the exact date. Just a heads up, Amazon limited what they can be used on earlier this year. My $2 no rush credit with a Sep 5th expiration from two March orders still work for psn, but I've read that the ones that expire in Oct are no longer working.

You can check it much easier here: https://www.amazon.c...1a894cf02e30d1e




#14028630 12 Month Xbox Live Gold - $39.99 from Microsoft.com

Posted by WNYX585AM on 20 July 2018 - 05:55 PM

Hello?

Hello, is it me you're looking for?