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#14238589 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 30 November 2019 - 06:59 PM

Asking again: Does anyone else orders still show "Preparing for shipment"? Going on three days since I ordered them. Might just to into GS today and pickup some of them in case they get cancelled.

Yup, Still waiting on Code Vein.  But I got my PS4 Pro syncing with my ps4 now.




#14237598 PS4 Pro DEATH STRANDING LE Console $299!

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 29 November 2019 - 03:57 AM

I pulled got the glacier white console, no game. I was really hoping to get this version since I want to play the game.


#14234280 PS4 Pro DEATH STRANDING LE Console $299!

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 24 November 2019 - 05:32 PM

I'm tempted since I have a regular PS4, but I also put a 2 tb hd in mine so I would be upgrading graphics but downgrading storage capacity. Plus I barely touch it since I have the one x and the ps5 is coming next year. Think I answered my own question. Good talk boys.


#14233352 Gamestop Black Friday 2019 Ad Deals

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 23 November 2019 - 04:15 AM

A reminder to those shopping here. Check raise to get discounted gift cards.


#14231611 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 19 November 2019 - 11:54 PM

I’m not a fan of digital, but I will point out that the physical costs of making discs is vanishingly small. When most of the costs were spent on developing the game, it honestly makes sense that digital is priced the same as physical.

You're forgetting the marketing budget gets smaller for digital. Less in store displays, etc. I did a promo for GTA 4 and 5 and red dead redemption undead nightmare where we went around to game stores and handed out posters, t shirts, stickers etc. As they have moved to digital, they've changed their marketing. Plus when they sell through their own online stores, they are cutting out the retailer cut. Plus when they first started going digital last generation, media/discs were still not that cheap. Anyone who modded their 360 knows verbatim's were not cheap.

It's the same thing they are doing with the game subscription services, even Netflix, starts out cheap based on promises of it being cheaper to operate. Then they slowly raise the price over time. Amazon prime used to be $99/yr with 20% off preorders and new games. They took that away and then raised the price citing their prime video production costs. I don't use prime video. Literally the only reason I had prime was for the game discount and free 2 day shipping, which I would gladly drop if I could save money.

I also want to point out another example of where digital was supposed to save people money and the companies just completely fucked over the consumers. College text books. When I went to school in 1998, the prices were ridiculous. Like $150-$200 for some books, and you easily spent $800-1000 per semester on books. You could sell some back at the end of the semester and get like 30-40% back. My girlfriend decided to go back to school. They moved away from physical books because they weren't getting a cut of the resale market. Then there were book rental services, and they weren't getting a cut. So now even if they have a physical copy, they have an online code you need to buy for like $80 to do quizzes online. That Monopoly means they control every market. You can't pirate that shit, they set the prices, and give kickbacks to the professors so they keep using their books. It's a racket, and an ebook costs nothing but bandwidth and the authors time. It costs the publishers pennies to host an ebook.


#14230823 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 18 November 2019 - 04:05 AM

Surely console makers would love to sell digital cheaper then physical but stores just aren't going to go for that. Not to mention that so many people already say that $60 is too much for a new game when its technically less then they used to cost based on inflation.

Console makers are capitalists with shareholders, their only motive is profit. Why would they sell digital for cheaper just because it makes sense. People have decided they are willing to play full price.

$60 might not have kept up with inflation, but neither have wages. If they lowered the price, they might actually sell millions more. I make pretty good money and I rarely pay full price for a game so in a way, the people who do are subsidizing the game. There are games I wait until they drop to 30 or less to buy. I've never paid money for an assassin's Creed game though they look interesting enough. But if they weren't $60 at launch I would consider it.

But back to the point of digital, I don't see the point personally. If I have to buy more storage, what exactly am I getting out of an all digital console? I'm not so lazy that I can't change a game disc. The game is tied to my account until the game maker or MS or Sony or Nintendo decided to turn off services for it or stop supporting it. There's something to be said for the fact that you can still buy a Nintendo and it will play cartridges in 2019. They can't take that away from you.


#14230485 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 17 November 2019 - 02:12 AM

Couldn't agree more. I get that some people prefer digital for the convenience, but love physical for the flexibility to either trade in or sell once you're done with it. The $$ I've made getting rid of completed games has paid for most of my current library. Only downside is I have such a backlog that the value of many of my games has gone down while waiting to play.

Surely the digital-only gaming world is in the future but we're not quite there yet.

I don't want it to go all digital. They don't include big enough hard drives with consoles and digital is rarely cheaper and is usually the same price or more expensive. I finally bought an external HD for my one X and went over Comcast's arbitrary data cap for October while downloading some of my deals with gold digital games. The storage that comes with the consoles fits like 7 red dead redemption 2's when you include their day one patches and required full installs.


The entire point of digital was supposed to be cheaper and more convenient. They were cutting out packaging and distribution, but they never lowered the price, they got greedy. At least with a physical game I can still resell it, even if GameStop doesn't give me much it's still something. I've been saving money with Walmart actually offering some games for $10 less on physical copies. If they want us to go all digital they need to allow us to resell the games. I'm not getting in on the bs you don't own the game wave. I paid for the game, I don't care what your license or user agreement says.


#14230385 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 16 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

It's funny how many people think removing the disc drive should make a console $100 cheaper when its probably only $10-15 in parts.

It's removing the option to resell your physical games you would buy, and locking you into digital "I'm the same fucking price as physical when I should be cheaper" games. I think it should be cheaper. It's also one of the reasons stadia is going to flop.


#14227221 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 09 November 2019 - 06:23 PM

I'm surprised Nintendo's ring fit adventure isn't heavily discounted everywhere

The Japanese do love their cock rings....




#14188114 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/30: DBZ & Two Tribes Sales! $8 Chasm,...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 12 July 2019 - 04:44 AM

What's the best deal they have offered on Xenoblade Chronicles 2?  I usually prefer physical copies, and this game has only hit $35 on black friday.  Why is a game from 2017 still so expensive?




#14174370 Google Stadia Founder's Edition - $129

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 09 June 2019 - 05:32 PM

I have it on pre-order as of now since they are not charging until it ships.

 

I think a lot of core gamers are not looking this the right way and this may not be for them.  This isn't meant for those that want to invest in hardware, they just want to play games.  With a new generation of consoles on the horizon we are looking at a $400-$500 hardware investment before we even buy a game.  Or you are looking at new upgrades for your gaming PC.  With Stadia I give them $10 a month for the right to play next generation games but I don't have to buy hardware. I just buy the games I want to play. I'm not overly worried about the connection issue since most of the impressions I've read from the Assassins Creed trial last year were mostly positive. My internet is fine, I get 145 MB/s and have no caps so I'm good in that regard.

 

With that being said there are still questions as far as the games.  What games are going to be included with the subscription?  What cost are the games that I buy? I'm expecting them to be cheaper since it's streaming and the game itself isn't be transferred to me. I'm thinking $20-$30 a game since when the Switch had a similar service in Japan, Capcom was charging $30 I believe.  

So it's the Rent-A-Center of gaming!  Can't buy all at once, pay over time.  Someone buying this already should have a badass connection.  I'll pass.  I want to own the games I "buy", not license them for an undetermined amount of time until google decides to shut down the servers.  Google is notorious for bailing on it's products. https://killedbygoogle.com/




#14143552 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/30: DBZ & Two Tribes Sales! $8 Chasm,...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 16 March 2019 - 04:49 PM

I got I am setsuna and lost sphear. I'll report back in 3 years after I've finished octopath


#14107956 PSN Holiday Flash Sale ends 12/26 @ 11 AM ET/8 AM PT

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 21 December 2018 - 06:27 PM

Is Ghost Recon worth picking up at that price ?


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I enjoy it.  I'm nowhere near completing it, but the missions are short enough that I can pop it in and do a couple and have fun.  It's definitely worth it at that price.




#14107256 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/30: DBZ & Two Tribes Sales! $8 Chasm,...

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 20 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

Man I miss the nintendo seal of quality.. there's so much crap in the eshop.




#14084093 Black Friday 2018 - The Big Thread | See You Next Year!

Posted by GangbangOrangutang on 17 November 2018 - 06:50 PM

:o so.. Is gamestop waiting for the final hour or something?

Seriously,....I was coming here to ask that exact thing.  What is taking them so long?