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whitereflection

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#14372716 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by whitereflection on 24 January 2021 - 07:46 PM

He's excited because this is the first time he's noticed points did anything and has $5500 worth. That is all.


#14372020 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 22 January 2021 - 10:11 PM

Man, people on Reddit are really flipping out over the Gold increase. Guess I thought more people were already on GPU. Regardless, it definitely was a stupid move at this time with the pandemic and all. Not sure what MS was thinking. They should at least make F2P games not require Gold as a gesture of goodwill since all the other consoles don’t require their online subs.

It affects you too. Once your current GPU sub ends, how are you going to renew? With the conversion deal and stacking 3 years of discounted XBL Gold, you paid $151 for 3 years of GPU. The next best price has been about $25 for 3 months, so you're looking at paying $100 for 1 year of GPU when previously $51 more got you an additional 2 years. So what you're going to pay in the future is double the price of what you already paid from the conversion deal. That's if there are still deals by the time your GPU expires.


#14371687 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 22 January 2021 - 12:40 AM

Xbox Live Gold 6 Month going to $60? https://www.reddit.c...ng_up_in_price/

Lmao. And people actually thought Microsoft was going to make XBL Gold free. At least now we know why they removed the annual sub if the picture isn't fake.




#14367332 Digital game magazines 12 issues for $12 from Future Publishing

Posted by whitereflection on 04 January 2021 - 06:47 PM

Most game magazines in America besides Game Informer are gone now, but they continue to be published in the UK by Future Publishing. The company is currently running a January promotion where you can get digital subscriptions to many of their titles for $12, which include Edge, Retro Gamer, PlayStation Magazine, and PC Gamer.

Retro Gamer is easily the cream of the crop because it often reveals new insight on classic games and they interview developers years after games have released. The current issue features SNK's Neo Geo prominently as its cover story.

The print subscriptions for these magazines are all over $60 since they have to be imported. My only complaint about the digital subscription is that you have to download the magazines and can't just view them online. If you download them as traditional scans, the files can be quite large. There's also a tablet-friendly version that is a lighter download.

https://www.magazine...egories/gaming/


#14366324 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 31 December 2020 - 04:09 PM

Maneater is a PS+ game for January, and people who bought it within the last month are being auto-refunded without having to contact support. If that's going to be a regular thing for PS+ games, Sony is being proactive about being pro-consumer between this and banning Cyberpunk until it's fixed. What happened to the Xbox self-service refund feature? It was in preview, then quietly vanished. Does anyone who has used it still have access to it?


#14354210 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by whitereflection on 28 November 2020 - 03:19 PM

GS will have B2G2 on games under $19.99 for Cyber Monday. Not as great as B1G1, but the discount rate is the same if you're buying multiple games.


#14352553 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 26 November 2020 - 02:00 AM

Talk to me about Dragons Dogma. I keep almost pulling the trigger on it and then don’t at the last minute. I really wanted Baldurs Gate or Icewind Dale to go on sale but I haven’t seen them on sale digital at anytime and might opt for Dragons Dogma instead. If it’s any clue as to whether I will like the game, I loved Dragon Age Origins but didn’t like Inquisition near as much. Loved Diablo 3 but had a hard time getting into Skyrim. I know i have weird rpg tendencies. The whole “open world” thing usually just gets tedious for me.

It's one of Capcom's best franchises. I don't like Skyrim either - this game also does have an open world, but the combat is easily the best part of the game, which will have you always looking for new monsters to fight. You can scale monsters, or hold them down while your companions slash away at them. There's a recent Netflix anime based on the game, which is pretty good. It'll show you what the game's world and story is about, but skip it if you don't like unhappy endings. Another game is in development if the hacker leak was accurate, so now is the best time to check out the series.


#14344138 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by whitereflection on 11 November 2020 - 02:16 AM

No, Sony announced that they're not doing that because they don't want people to line up on launch day due to covid risk. GS wouldn't risk pissing them off and having units allocated to other retailers.
https://blog.playsta...rdering-update/


#14341165 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 05 November 2020 - 03:50 AM

All these corporations set up systems to take your money, but when you have a problem, it's impossible to reach anyone. I'm going back to my Dreamcast and PS2 backlogs.


#14340836 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 04 November 2020 - 04:11 AM

Guess whose got a huge back log and some raging COVID? This guy! Seriously though everyone this shit is terrible. My wife is worse off than I am and I feel like crap. I hope you all stay healthy and safe.
Need to find something super low paced and relaxing to play while I ride this out.

Do you know how you got it? Are you in an area where mask compliance is low that it renders your own mask-wearing useless? I'm always worried that the cheap surgical masks barely do anything to slow down spread and cases will soar come winter.


#14332634 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by whitereflection on 06 October 2020 - 07:47 PM

Well, that's unfounded because online orders can ship from anywhere. You place one order and your games can come from three different stores. It's actually kind of annoying to get multiple packages and hope that they're all the right items.


#14326582 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by whitereflection on 21 September 2020 - 01:35 PM

That's impressive. They reportedly spent $7.5 billion to acquire them. By way of comparison, Disney spent $4 billion to acquire Star Wars.


#14323501 PSN Weekly Deals - 11/30: End of Year Sale ends 12/23!

Posted by whitereflection on 16 September 2020 - 09:58 PM

Out of curiosity how did Sony snubb Demon Souls? I remember them shutting down the servers before I got to play it but it wasn't really my type of game back then. Bloodborne is the tits though and one of my games of the generation.

They passed on publishing it outside of Japan due to its high difficulty. Sony president Shuhei Yoshida played it for two hours, didn't get past the starting area, and called it a bad game. Then it was praised on Penny Arcade, became a cult hit, and you know the rest.


#14323300 PSN Weekly Deals - 11/30: End of Year Sale ends 12/23!

Posted by whitereflection on 16 September 2020 - 08:07 PM

Hahaha, Zantra was right. You dum-dums.


#14320683 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by whitereflection on 09 September 2020 - 02:35 PM

They made the account dashboard all spiffy now with a graph to show your rewards history and a button to apply your Pro coupon directly to the cart instead of having to copy and paste. Maybe if you redeem points for a certificate, you can apply it directly to cart too.