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#14309348 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by bojay1997 on 27 July 2020 - 08:59 PM

Has anyone heard anything about Ready to Dispatch Games? I am wanting to preorder The Game Paradise for Switch but have never seen them before. Thanks for any help.

 

I would hold off for now.  They have gone radio silent for months at a time and after being called on it, they are now providing monthly updates that don't really say anything helpful.  It's basically a one-man operation run out of a house in Northern California.




#14309180 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by bojay1997 on 27 July 2020 - 12:56 AM

It will at retail

Actually Douglas posted that the US retail publishing partner may have fallen through and if it does, LRG will be selling the standard version at some point in the future.




#14307376 Official Collector's Edition Compilation XI - 2020

Posted by bojay1997 on 20 July 2020 - 01:15 AM

I'm pretty sure GoT CE getting so many cancellations is Sony not providing Best Buy with the amount they ordered. No way are they doing a make-good free regular copy without their help. Mighty Switch Force was in stores for a few weeks before adding it to the site so whatever one is shipping yours is taking their time to get it out the door.
 

I think Best Buy blew it on GoT as they fulfilled orders from the week before release, but cancelled many orders from March when it went up for preorder.  That was my situation anyway and I didn't use GCU or do anything funky.  Also doesn't explain Paper Mario though or Myst which has also been preparing since Tuesday.  I'm in Southern California for whatever it's worth.




#14306670 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by bojay1997 on 16 July 2020 - 06:36 PM

Lol, are they just releasing the Pedro physical that all the retailers got?

It's never been released on PS4 physically in the past.  Switch saw a retail release though.




#14304173 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by bojay1997 on 07 July 2020 - 01:13 AM

Maybe I'll check them for cat quest. Tho I'm looking for ps4 version to go with my other platinum.

I always order PQube stuff from Videogames Plus.  With the favorable exchange rate, free shipping and no tax, it's usually slightly cheaper and they usually get PQube stuff a few days or even a week before Amazon or Best Buy.  They also ship from the US side and the games usually get to me on the West Coast in 2-3 days.   For Cat Quest II, they also have an exclusive pin set on both platforms that other US retailers won't get.    




#14304144 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by bojay1997 on 06 July 2020 - 11:18 PM

Its not listed on the site.

Not following.  How did you order it?




#14302800 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by bojay1997 on 02 July 2020 - 01:25 AM

I would argue that. People have jobs. It’s not always easy to get on your phone in the two 5 minute windows stuff is available (10 and 6). I understand if they set a limit and it sold out. But when you have small print runs of popular games with no purchase limit, scalpers buy them all up immediately. Obviously a first world problem, but it’s something they could easily fix. I understand they don’t want to be stuck with inventory but for more popular titles they should sell either way. I wonder how the preorder model has worked. It would be interesting to see if they typically sell more or less with that model vs the set print run.

They've talked about this multiple times.  Preorders work great for Switch, not so much for PS4, even though they have done it for some bigger titles.  It's pretty clear other limited publishers have had the same experience as there are plenty of companies doing very small runs of PS4 games and taking weeks or months to sell out.  Sure, people have jobs, but very few people have jobs that prevent them from literally taking a minute to hop on their smartphone to place an order during two windows eight hours apart.  Ultimately, their business model for better or worse depends on FOMO a lot of the time and while I'm sure most of us would prefer open preorders for everything, it's completely understandable why they won't do that.   




#14301380 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by bojay1997 on 27 June 2020 - 02:32 PM

So lets just say your statement is 100% accurate, wouldn't this say more about the people buying a mediocre game, than the one offering it? I personally enjoyed both of his offerings, and bought several versions across many systems as a show of that support. If I thought either game was mediocre, I wouldn't have bought it once, let alone more than multiple times.

 

Why should peoples own stupidity be an issue for someone else offering a game for a fan who may not have a different platform? If you don't agree with a business practice or a person, you don't shop there, problem solved. There's a HUGE difference between what he does, and what LRG does, as his games are his own, and 99.9% of LRG offerings are someone else's.

 

Each game offered by Brian is a game he put all the effort in to make, and offer to fans, so he's not doing a little work, and getting a big return, he's doing all the work and getting what he gets(big, small or breaking even). When 99.9 of LRG offerings are someone else's, and whatever shady shit they do most of the time, the developer has signed off on in support of lining their own pockets with LRG behind the wheel. I would also state that Brian has offered "reprints" for those limited OCD items you describe, so that fans who missed out got a chance for the game, so if that reads like LRG to you, there's nothing more for me to say.

I'm not saying Brian is doing anything he is not entitled to do.  I just don't agree with you that what he is doing has much value.  I mean people constantly complain when LRG releases the same game on multiple platforms, but this guy does it with the same mediocre game over and over again and all of a sudden he is the patron saint of gamers.   




#14301223 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by bojay1997 on 26 June 2020 - 11:41 PM

Brian is just a straight up "gamer" that LRG is always talking about being, but by their own actions, very rarely ever seem to actually show by actions. He really just seems about getting his games out and to the most systems as possible, as many releases he has offered over the years, were probably far from money making" endeavors. He makes money on the more well known systems, and that seems to pay for his fan service to lesser ones.

 

The only times he hasn't delivered on a promised item, was when said items could no longer be produced, like the UMD version of RCR for the PSP. And even then, he offered up a case and manual as a "sorry" for not delivering the whole experience, and really no one could fault him for just not doing it, even if he could have. As the PSP was so far removed from gaming by that point, but he still tried his best to make it happen, and delivered what he could.

 

So yeah, for most of us, getting this email was a WTF!? moment and then some, but when you see all of his releases over the years, this is really no surprise at all(not really).

I don't know, Brian feels a lot like a guy who made one very mediocre and one slightly above average game and has been milking the novelty of the very mediocre one for years by putting it on dead platforms.  There are plenty of issues with LRG, but I don't think Brian is doing much other than messing with OCD full setters at this point.  




#14298981 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by bojay1997 on 18 June 2020 - 04:20 PM

Also on sale at iam8bit but only game+vinyl is available if you want the game. No single listing for just the game.

 

From the LRG listing:

 

"Please note that there is a possibility that Outer Wilds will be available in a limited quantity after our sale from another publisher, as part of a higher priced offering. As we have no involvement it that, we do not have any further details to share, but wanted to note it for the sake of transparency."

 

I think I will wait for that Best Buy release then.

I don't think that's what the note means.  I think there will be some other CE from another publisher at some point.  




#14295173 Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X $300

Posted by bojay1997 on 06 June 2020 - 06:30 PM

Did anyone that bought super early Friday morning (midnight hours) from MS Store get a shipping notification yet? Have order confirmation but no shipping notification and if it's supposed to arrive on Wed. I figured it would have shipped by now.

They usually ship consoles the day before scheduled delivery with expedited shipping which is the free default.  I've bought probably 5 limited edition consoles from them this gen and it's always the same.  I'm on the west coast though, so don't know if that makes a difference as they ship out of Ontario, California I believe.  




#14290936 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by bojay1997 on 22 May 2020 - 12:55 AM

alright wtf did I miss now

You missed nothing.  Just the same guy with the same daddy issues wishing a company, which like all companies is incapable of love, would somehow love him.




#14290833 Official Collector's Edition Compilation XI - 2020

Posted by bojay1997 on 21 May 2020 - 05:55 PM

No way they sell 45,000 units of that at $2K each.  

Microsoft reps on Twitter are now confirming that's a placeholder price and more details will be announced in June.




#14290805 Official Collector's Edition Compilation XI - 2020

Posted by bojay1997 on 21 May 2020 - 04:24 PM

Even if it's not. Bet it still sells out lol.

No way they sell 45,000 units of that at $2K each.  




#14290794 Official Collector's Edition Compilation XI - 2020

Posted by bojay1997 on 21 May 2020 - 03:43 PM

Looks like the Cyberpunk console is $2000. Lolnope

 

https://www.microsof...le/9mv6d0mrx0q2

Pretty sure it's just a placeholder price to avoid bots.