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@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.


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#41 Glenn

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 06:42 AM

The main reason I've been staying mostly physical, is I like trading games in when I know I'm done with them

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:40 AM

I have found myself buying a lot more games digitally than I ever expected to. A lot of that has come from my kids getting to be old enough to want to play games too. My Switch has become the family console, and it's just too much of a pain constantly having to swap game cards around. Plus, I'm finding we're buying a ton of smaller games that I don't have any real strong desire to cling to, so I'm mostly OK with giving up on physical copies there. There are definitely some games I make sure to have physical copies for though, and a few that I have both physical and digital.

 

The PS4, on the other hand, is pretty much my console. I have a few games that are appropriate for the kids, but generally I'm the only one using it. Games normally only get swapped when I've finished one and move on to the next. There's no major inconvenience, so my preference for physical wins out there. The only game I have digitally for the PS4 is the Castlevania Rondo/Symphony pack, which doesn't have a physical release to the best of my knowledge.

 

Having said that, I honestly wonder just what the situation is with physical games on the PS4. I have 72 games on my Switch, 58 of which are digital. My 200GB SD card is about 75% full. On my PS4 though, I have I think around 17 physical games installed and just the 1 digital game. My 1TB drive is full. Like I said earlier, a lot of my Switch games are on the smaller side. But still, the one digital PS4 game I have should be pretty small. Just what all is getting installed on the system to completely fill up the drive using so relatively few games, all of which are played with the physical disc in the system? Do they install the entire game on the hard drive and just use the game disc for a DRM check? If that's the case, I kinda wonder if Sony had originally wanted to go the same direction as Microsoft tried to go with the Xbone, but then did a quick turnaround when they saw the reaction.

 

Side note, I find it kind of staggering putting numbers to my collection this gen. I feel like I'm playing games less than ever before, while simultaneously buying a lot more games than ever before. I know, that includes my wife's and kids' games too, and a lot of them are small games that were bought on sale for next to nothing, but it's still eye opening to me.



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Posted 15 June 2020 - 05:35 PM

I like Digital games for their convenience. That is about it though. 

 

I would still rather get the physical version of the game on a disk/cart/card/etc as it allows me to play it on any console at any point down the line. Plus, I like using the consoles for media players, so I will be getting the one with the optical drive. 


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Posted 18 June 2020 - 04:37 PM

I mostly play on pc these days, so i guess I'm firmly in the digital camp now. Heck, I didn't even bother installing a dvd drive in my current rig since it's so easy to install an os via a flash drive these days.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 11:03 PM

 

 

So turns out the quick turnaround for Spider-Man is due to it just being a an upscaled port of the PS4 game with new Miles content.

You know, I'm ok with that for the most part. Insomniac proved with the first game that they have the "feel" just right. No need to totally reinvent the wheel if what you have just works just fine. This also might mean that there could be a PS4 version of the game for those of us who might have to put off a PS5 for quite a while.

 

Most recent I've heard is that its a sidegame, like Uncharted Lost Legacy or other similar expansion type games; Likely using upscaled version of all the assets but probably a shorter game.

 

Well, if that's true, then as long as it's priced accordingly I don't see a problem with that.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:34 PM

I have found myself buying a lot more games digitally than I ever expected to. A lot of that has come from my kids getting to be old enough to want to play games too. My Switch has become the family console, and it's just too much of a pain constantly having to swap game cards around. Plus, I'm finding we're buying a ton of smaller games that I don't have any real strong desire to cling to, so I'm mostly OK with giving up on physical copies there. There are definitely some games I make sure to have physical copies for though, and a few that I have both physical and digital.
 
The PS4, on the other hand, is pretty much my console. I have a few games that are appropriate for the kids, but generally I'm the only one using it. Games normally only get swapped when I've finished one and move on to the next. There's no major inconvenience, so my preference for physical wins out there. The only game I have digitally for the PS4 is the Castlevania Rondo/Symphony pack, which doesn't have a physical release to the best of my knowledge.
 
Having said that, I honestly wonder just what the situation is with physical games on the PS4. I have 72 games on my Switch, 58 of which are digital. My 200GB SD card is about 75% full. On my PS4 though, I have I think around 17 physical games installed and just the 1 digital game. My 1TB drive is full. Like I said earlier, a lot of my Switch games are on the smaller side. But still, the one digital PS4 game I have should be pretty small. Just what all is getting installed on the system to completely fill up the drive using so relatively few games, all of which are played with the physical disc in the system? Do they install the entire game on the hard drive and just use the game disc for a DRM check? If that's the case, I kinda wonder if Sony had originally wanted to go the same direction as Microsoft tried to go with the Xbone, but then did a quick turnaround when they saw the reaction.
 
Side note, I find it kind of staggering putting numbers to my collection this gen. I feel like I'm playing games less than ever before, while simultaneously buying a lot more games than ever before. I know, that includes my wife's and kids' games too, and a lot of them are small games that were bought on sale for next to nothing, but it's still eye opening to me.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:01 PM

I really only buy digital if it's a really good sale.

 

I've never paid full retail for a digital game.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:37 PM

I have, but the ratio is like 99 to 1 for sales. The only ones I get full price are the ones I REALLY want, like fallout 4, cyberpunk 2077 (which... still on the fence about getting on day 1.) and such. Otherwise it's wish-listed and waiting game.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:09 PM

Yeah, while I much prefer physical disks, I do have many digital games, though many are the freebies I have gotten over the years from PS Plus. The rest are games that I bought at really nice discounts, usually in a PS Plus sale.

I will not pay full retail price for a digital game. The only exception I can think of in my collection that I paid full price when it came out was the Miku Hatsune Project DIVA Future Tone arcade port, but that was digital only to begin with.
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:46 PM

Reminder that the next digital showcase (which should give all the juicy details we need) is in about one hour and change.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:58 PM

 

 

Releases November 12 against the Xbox Series.  Standard version is $499, all digital is 399.  No comment on backwards compatibility (aside from some PS4 titles offered to PS Plus members on the new device).

 

Probably the biggest news is the console exclusivity for Final Fantasy 16 (which seems to be another "back to basics" title like FF9), but will be available on PC.  Also a stinger for God of BOI 2: Ragnarok due next year.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 04:29 PM

So the same price as Microsoft for the full version and not as steep of a discount for the digital version. 


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:08 PM

The big catch is that the PS5 digital isn't getting gimped hardware.  The Series S is cheaper, but you end up compromising on the performance.  It remains to be seen if the average consumer is going to know or care on that issue.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:48 PM

Yeah, they undercut themselves with the digital version.  Aside from being able to play physical media, it has the same capabilities of the other one.

 

The XSeS is more of a late generation revamp of the XBoneX in terms of power and capabilities (though it has some of the XSeX compatabilities that the XBoneX does not), whereas the XSeX and PS5 are really similar in terms of capabilities.

 

But yeah, it will all come down to how the general populace, who ask for the latest Mario game for the XBox, perceives it.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:54 PM

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:25 PM

Every place sold out. Look like the NES classic bots are out in full force again.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:35 PM

Horizon, Sack Boy's Adventures and Miles Morales are going to see a release on PS4, according to Sony execs, they also said "about 99% of PS4 games" should be playable on the PS5.

https://www.gamespot...s/1100-6482283/

https://blog.playsta...ray-disc-drive/

 

Eh, still nothing to drive me to an IMMEDIATE purchase of a PS5.  I mean, I'll probably get one eventually, but I think the Xbox Series S (especially with Game Pass) is a pretty darn tempting offer, especially with the wealth of prior gen games available.  From the looks of things, it might well be a year or two before the PS5 fully supplants the PS4, and much of that will depend on the games and what happens in the PC space.

 

The new Nvidia Ampere chips have made a damn fine showing at the upper tier, so it will be interesting to see how a 3060 or even 3050 might compare to the PS5 and XBSX.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:44 PM

Every place sold out. Look like the NES classic bots are out in full force again.

Preorders aren't supposed to be up until tomorrow, so I'm sure some locations haven't even opened them up yet.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:47 PM

Okay, If Horizon 2 and Miles is PS4 that helps me hold off on a PS5


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:07 PM

I don't see myself getting a PS5 on release date. Mainly because I don't see a point. I'd play what exactly on it? 

 

Maybe if this 'second stimulus check' actually happens. (Which I'm not crossing my fingers on) I'll try for one on release date, but otherwise I think a good option is to just wait for tax return season and try for one then. They might be still hard to come by then, but that'll give it some time to amass some games. 

 

Sure there are a few I saw that'd be neat, but I wouldn't say they are system sellers.

 

Not like Breath of Wild was with the Switch.


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