Are there any non-limited but indie publishers still doing retail releases in the US anymore?
ININ games is one I can think of - however a lot of their stuff is duped by Strictly Wait 18 Months Games.
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Posted by portnoyd on 26 February 2023 - 04:29 AM
Posted by portnoyd on 13 February 2023 - 03:53 PM
Don't think I'm ever ordering from special reserve again. Still waiting on Shadow Warrior 3, and they've already released a definitive version and next gen upgrade. They take way too long to do anything.
Also more and more of their stuff is hitting regular retail, invalidating the need to ever order from them.
Posted by portnoyd on 07 January 2023 - 04:05 PM
Does your wife have transphobic posts hiding in her butthole for people sleuths to find?
No, but considering the state of internet outrage, she may be vilified for owning Funko Pops. Just being in a community manager position where said community is already pretty grumpy might be enough to blow anything out of proportion.
Re: Tunic, yes please. I have a feeling it's going to go the Hades route though.
Posted by portnoyd on 07 January 2023 - 12:01 AM
My wife applied for that spot before finding out it wasn't remote. Glad it's not remote and not applicable - nothing better than taking a job and having internet sleuths climb up your butthole looking for anything they can roast you over the coals with.
Posted by portnoyd on 25 December 2022 - 08:45 PM
Check your local Sam's - people have found Blitz for $200-$250.
Posted by portnoyd on 02 December 2022 - 04:06 PM
Y'all need to calm down and stop hating on expensive games.
Godzilla is not rare I get one every week normally from gamestop for $69.99 and then I sell it for $170.
Modern games like there's no such thing as a rare game for the switch. I've held every game I don't believe in there being a single game on the switch that's rare.
The problem is while you made the correct distinction that expensive and rare are two different things, nearly everyone on reddit or Facebook does not.
It's your prerogative to flip Godzillas. Do what you do, because you ain't buying them and the buyers are the problem. That's why I said to Doug, go bananas.
Also another thing most collectors don't know and you do - there's nothing legit rare on current systems. The closest is NBA Elite 11 and that's a full generation plus back.
To put it in perspective, as per the community gathered numbers on that Google sheet, the Switch game with the shortest non-LE production run is Double Switch with 2,000 copies. (Doug can opt to confirm, deny or say nothing).
Back in the day of the NES and SNES, when games were spread out over retailers all over the country, this would be microscopic. It wouldn't even cover 1 copy for every retailer that sold games. Blend in some loss from tossed games, close out, cases lost in a warehouse and good luck finding the game.
Now? Those 2,000 Double Switches were directly aimed at the target market of collectors. They skip the retail phase and go right to collections. While there are some copies going for play, all of these games are finding a spot on a shelf immediately. Add in copies bought solely to be regurgitated to the secondhand market and any day of the week, you can find the "rarest" Switch game for sale.
There are probably less than 50 games (over something like 15,000-20,000 US released games across all systems) that qualify as rare and majority are for the Atari 2600.
Posted by portnoyd on 01 December 2022 - 05:51 PM
100% reason I’ll never plunk down more than a little over the original price on these. There’s nothing legally stopping any of these companies from switching the release format, providing a release in a different region, or even just straight up reprinting.
This and future reprints will hopefully teach people paying big wads of dough for bragging rights that as long as the system is getting new games, any game for those systems can get more copies made. It's incredibly foolish to pay more than retail. A perfect example is Xenoblade 2 Torna. How many people ate shit paying $150 for that?
The "muh investments" types can get tossed. If Doug & Co can negotiate a reprint of anything worth over $100, fucking go for it. If you can contract up Godzilla for PS4, you may invoke an F5 hurricane of pissing and moaning which may cause the reddit game collecting sub to collapse into itself.
Posted by portnoyd on 17 November 2022 - 05:40 PM
Legitimately the only thing that is selling less right now is CE's which is why I said we plan to pair down the amount of CE's we do. Customer spending on our normally priced stuff is where it's at every Q4 but CE's are def something we need to work out.
As a stupid collector and former idiot collector of LEs, I can say burn out on giant boxes is real. The junk in the box loses appeal really fast.
Posted by portnoyd on 17 November 2022 - 05:31 PM
You all complaining about PSVR1 support have no clue about technical challenges.
I don't care about the technical challenges - it's not my job as a consumer to care about that. It's Sony's job. If they choose to not tackle that challenge, that's their choice as it is my choice not to buy their new headset.
Posted by portnoyd on 10 November 2022 - 04:58 AM
Posted by portnoyd on 02 November 2022 - 12:03 AM
Why does LRG have an F rating with the BBB?
You've been busy, haven't you?
Posted by portnoyd on 26 October 2022 - 02:31 PM
Props to Doug for being professional in the face of, uh, people like me.
But like Pokechaos3, lol, enough. You can stop posting now, adults are talking.
Had to ask about the Mr Onion reddit thing. If it was Josh, and no one will ever admit if it is, at least this ensures he now knows we know that it was him if it's him. The small little things in life. time-to-shitpost-cat.gif
Posted by portnoyd on 25 October 2022 - 11:40 PM
Woof it took me a long time to figure out what my password was for this.
Some people told me this thread was getting kind of crazy with accusations so I figured I better come back and clear some stuff up.
None of these other accounts are me, this is and will always be my only account by the way.
No one "ran us out" from the forum either. Josh and I collectively decided to stop visiting forums as a whole one day and let marketing post on them instead.
Maybe you can clarify something from 4 months ago.
Which is from:
The actual posts were deleted (the contents of the first is in the CAG link above) but, well, none of these other accounts may be one of you here but well, they sure could be one of you there.
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