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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #750 on: February 21, 2017, 09:32:03 AM »
As they are no longer making PS3 games. Any games I should play before I take this to Gamestop? I am halfway through the Last of Us, but my PS3 was quite neglected during my college years and I missed out on quite a couple of games.

Also, at a loss as to whether I want to buy another console or go the gaming PC way. However, since I sit at my computer daily, the gaming PC thing doesn't seem as attractive and Sony has made some of my favorite exclusives. Like Little Big Planet, Resistance: Fall of Man and Uncharted.

If you haven't played them yet:
The kingdom hearts remasters/bundles are quite good.
Ni No Kuni is good too.
The inFamous games are pretty good too.
The Batman Arkham games.
Red Dead Redemption.
he Bioshock games.
The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus remaster bundle.
Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dead Space.
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« Reply #751 on: February 21, 2017, 03:00:50 PM »
As they are no longer making PS3 games. Any games I should play before I take this to Gamestop? I am halfway through the Last of Us, but my PS3 was quite neglected during my college years and I missed out on quite a couple of games.

Also, at a loss as to whether I want to buy another console or go the gaming PC way. However, since I sit at my computer daily, the gaming PC thing doesn't seem as attractive and Sony has made some of my favorite exclusives. Like Little Big Planet, Resistance: Fall of Man and Uncharted.


I'm in the same boat as you. The games I have enjoyed the most on my PS3 are Skyrim, Fallout 3: New Vegas, GTA 4, Portal 1 & 2, Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, etc. I have not gotten into Ni No Kuni yet, but I have it there and it seemed okay. Last of Us was one of my favorite games, of all time really. I would say Gran Turismo, but I much preferred the Forza series.


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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #752 on: February 24, 2017, 02:08:23 PM »
I recently built a gaming PC (parts list https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AsphaltJustice/saved/zdkf7P). So far, I've played Shadow of Mordor which has very fun combat mechanics but suffers from a bad storyline. Kill orcs, fight captain, repeat. I've become pretty bored.

Battlefield 1, on the other hand, has proven to be a blast. Really enjoying it. I recently bought The Witcher 3 and Total War: Warhammer on sale and look forward to getting around to those soon. I'm almost afraid to start TW3 because I've heard it can easily suck you in.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #753 on: February 24, 2017, 03:13:40 PM »
If anyone is interested, Anarchy Online just went live on Steam today.

It's a 15 year old game, the first Sci-Fi MMORPG, and still pretty fun.  I'll be hopping back in to enjoy the population increase, and help some noobies with getting started.  Maybe I'll finish that level 9 Enforcer twink I started back in October.  By my calculations, it looks like I'll get Quality 85-90 implants into him :D

Positives
 - The most unique character equipping system I've seen.
  - Most items don't have level limits, so if you can figure out how to squeeze out a few more skills, you can equip great items on lowbies.
 - Huge open world
 - 14 Classes to choose from, some of which are absolutely unique to the game.
 - Reasonably interesting story line
 - Part of the game free.  You can't really compete with paid players, but you don't necessarily have to.

Negatives
 - Somewhat broken economy
 - Graphics could use a serious update
 - Buggy compared to newer games, but it doesn't make it unplayable
 - Most of the best items & some levels require expansions and monthly payments
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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #754 on: February 24, 2017, 04:01:28 PM »
If anyone is interested, Anarchy Online just went live on Steam today.

It's a 15 year old game, the first Sci-Fi MMORPG, and still pretty fun.  I'll be hopping back in to enjoy the population increase, and help some noobies with getting started.  Maybe I'll finish that level 9 Enforcer twink I started back in October.  By my calculations, it looks like I'll get Quality 85-90 implants into him :D

Positives
 - The most unique character equipping system I've seen.
  - Most items don't have level limits, so if you can figure out how to squeeze out a few more skills, you can equip great items on lowbies.
 - Huge open world
 - 14 Classes to choose from, some of which are absolutely unique to the game.
 - Reasonably interesting story line
 - Part of the game free.  You can't really compete with paid players, but you don't necessarily have to.

Negatives
 - Somewhat broken economy
 - Graphics could use a serious update
 - Buggy compared to newer games, but it doesn't make it unplayable
 - Most of the best items & some levels require expansions and monthly payments

Interesting. I've thought about trying this game for years. One of my buddies I played WoW with was quite fond of it. What's the learning curve like? Can it be played casually/mostly solo? I'm not interested in getting sucked back into the MMO grind, but a relaxing foray into an interesting world for a couple hours here and there could be fun.

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« Reply #755 on: February 25, 2017, 11:23:01 PM »
After 57 hours of game play over two weeks, I just finished Witcher 3. Wow, what an awesome game that was! Might even go back and finish off Witcher 2.

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« Reply #756 on: February 26, 2017, 12:01:07 PM »
I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

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« Reply #757 on: February 27, 2017, 07:06:51 AM »
Interesting. I've thought about trying this game for years. One of my buddies I played WoW with was quite fond of it. What's the learning curve like? Can it be played casually/mostly solo? I'm not interested in getting sucked back into the MMO grind, but a relaxing foray into an interesting world for a couple hours here and there could be fun.

The new starting area, Arete Landing, does a pretty good job of teaching you the different aspects of the game.  It's not very hand-holdy, so if you have questions, feel free to PM me. 

You can make it to about level 35 without "Grinding".  By that, I mean you can get to about level 35 without killing the same mobs over and over, just following the path that makes the most sense.  And you can do this Solo, if you spend the time upgrading your character.

This is the learning curve part.  When you find that mobs your level are getting difficult to kill, you need to upgrade your armor, weapon, implants and nanos (spells).  To simplify it, I recommend starting as a martial artists, because you won't need to upgrade weapons, as you punch with your fists.  My highest level character is a MA.  They're arguably the best Solo class too.

Upgrading is complicated.  Pay close attention to the implant tutorial on Arete Landing, and make sure to buy the armor from the vendor on Arete that lets you right-click to upgrade.  That armor grows with you to level 50 or so, iirc.

Also, feel free to ask for help in the OOC channels.  The community is very helpful.
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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #758 on: February 27, 2017, 08:13:20 AM »
Resogun - I probably spend 5-10 hours a week playing the challenges. I'll probably get tired of it one day, but I've been playing it since it was released as a free PS4 plus game...
The Last of Us - just started
I just got a Nintendo Classic so I'm about to start playing through those games.

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« Reply #759 on: February 27, 2017, 03:01:34 PM »
I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

I have a few friends that are going to try out the free vanilla WoW server.  I hear it's pretty populated and free.  I might check it out.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #760 on: February 27, 2017, 07:23:00 PM »
Resogun - I probably spend 5-10 hours a week playing the challenges. I'll probably get tired of it one day, but I've been playing it since it was released as a free PS4 plus game...
The Last of Us - just started
I just got a Nintendo Classic so I'm about to start playing through those games.
How do you like the nintendo? It was on my list, great price, but the 3 foot cord killed it for me. I have a fancy pants living room that is larger than that...
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« Reply #761 on: February 27, 2017, 09:19:29 PM »
I just picked up Shadows of Mordor for $4. It should provide $4 worth of entertainment. : )

Link if anybody else is interested - https://slickdeals.net/f/9814195-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-game-of-the-year-edition-3-99?v=1

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« Reply #762 on: February 28, 2017, 08:14:59 AM »
Resogun - I probably spend 5-10 hours a week playing the challenges. I'll probably get tired of it one day, but I've been playing it since it was released as a free PS4 plus game...
The Last of Us - just started
I just got a Nintendo Classic so I'm about to start playing through those games.
How do you like the nintendo? It was on my list, great price, but the 3 foot cord killed it for me. I have a fancy pants living room that is larger than that...

It's fun from a nostalgic POV. You can certainly get an emulator & all those games on like a Raspberry for cheaper without the cords. I just used an extended HDMI cord to run it across to the coffee table and play (luckily I have an outlet by the couch because the power cord is equally short). It weighs nothing so putting it away when I'm not using it is NBD & we don't have kids or pets to run into  lines.

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« Reply #763 on: March 01, 2017, 02:51:07 PM »
A longer HDMI cable is a slick idea. May have to check it out at some point.
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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #764 on: March 01, 2017, 03:31:56 PM »
For those who have not palyed mass effect 2, you can get the game free now. Ubisoft and other publishers would from time to time post free games to download.


Well, now you are starting to redeem yourself, thread!

In case you don't remember, I posted a few pages / weeks back about how this is supposed to be the MUSTACHIAN forum, and how ya'll informing me of some of what's out there - which won't run on my 2008 laptop - was generating brand new expensive desires


(like, witcher 3 won't even run on a Pentium i3.  an i5 is the minimum requirement.  wtf!? So I'd be looking at at least a $900 computer, and that's if I built it myself)...



Turns out Mass Effect 2 will run on a pentium core duo just fine, even at the higher settings.
And free, that's a nice mustachian price. 
ME2 is the reason I haven't posted anything on any of the MMM boards in a couple weeks.  After my second playthrough, I bought ME1 for $15, which should both last me a few hours playtime on its own and make a 3rd (maybe 4th or 5th too) playthrough of ME2 more fun.
Also found a copy of Witcher (1) on ebay for 10 bucks, just started it yesterday.


Meanwhile, I got 6 new cooperative 2 player games for the PS2 after finishing Champions of Norrath and Perfect Dark with my wife, (who still keeps calling me a nerd, but recently spends almost as much time on gaming as I do :P )


So, yeah, thanks.  Between these 9 new games, it should help hold off the temptation to spend a chunk of money on a computer that I really really don't need!






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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #765 on: March 01, 2017, 07:28:23 PM »
How does one finish Champions of Norrath? I think I've played it through at least 6 times with various friends, plus several play throughs of the sequel. Love those games.
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« Reply #766 on: March 01, 2017, 09:14:52 PM »
How does one finish Champions of Norrath? I think I've played it through at least 6 times with various friends, plus several play throughs of the sequel. Love those games.
Well, yeah, we did two consecutive run through, and she was ready for a 3rd but I needed a little variety, since the layouts and dialog are all identical every time
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« Reply #767 on: March 02, 2017, 08:41:51 AM »
Have to check out the sequel; can load your characters into and start a while new adventure. But yeah, the hokey dialouge and cliche story can get old.
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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #768 on: March 02, 2017, 11:14:14 AM »

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel. 


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« Reply #769 on: March 02, 2017, 11:27:29 AM »

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I've got it on price-watch, but there are very few games I'm willing to drop full price on. It is one I'm interested in trying out once the prices do drop though.

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« Reply #770 on: March 02, 2017, 01:00:53 PM »

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm considering getting this but I'm also considering the new Zelda game, which has been well reviewed by all the critics across the board. Life long Zelda fan here.

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« Reply #771 on: March 02, 2017, 01:09:19 PM »

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm really interested in this game, but haven't decided if I want to drop the coin, it's $48 on amazon with prime.
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« Reply #772 on: March 02, 2017, 02:58:20 PM »

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm really interested in this game, but haven't decided if I want to drop the coin, it's $48 on amazon with prime.

I have heard very good things, but I am currently immersed in my $4 Shadows of Mordor experience...

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« Reply #773 on: March 02, 2017, 03:10:34 PM »
I'm now playing Torment: Tides of Numenera. It's the sequel to Torment, probably the best RPG game of all time*.


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« Reply #774 on: March 02, 2017, 03:12:17 PM »
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Also found a copy of Witcher (1) on ebay for 10 bucks, just started it yesterday.

Witcher 1 is always $9.99 on GOG. If you bought a disc copy make sure it's the enhanced edition.





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Same. Was waiting for this to be mentioned. 4-year old Kickstarter is finally paying off!
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« Reply #775 on: March 02, 2017, 03:22:07 PM »
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Also found a copy of Witcher (1) on ebay for 10 bucks, just started it yesterday.

Witcher 1 is always $9.99 on GOG. If you bought a disc copy make sure it's the enhanced edition.





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Same. Was waiting for this to be mentioned. 4-year old Kickstarter is finally paying off!

I have backed 2 games on kickstarter, the first was Mighty No. 9. This seriously disappointed me and until the second game I backed comes out and doesn't disappoint I haven't been willing to drop more on kickstarter. The second one is Battle Chasers, so far at least what they have shown so far looks much more promising, but only time will tell.

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« Reply #776 on: March 02, 2017, 05:13:32 PM »
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.

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« Reply #777 on: March 02, 2017, 10:48:01 PM »
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.
lol, my newest console is the PS2, and I got that for free.  Last one I paid for was the N64 (which I got from gamestop after the cube was already out), still have it, and play often.
and the hype over Breath of the Wild got to me, and I plan to get a switch eventually (probably a month or two)
don't feel bad :P
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« Reply #778 on: March 03, 2017, 07:10:00 AM »
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.

My husband is furious he somehow missed the preorder window.
We are getting Zelda tomorrow (Amazon has a great preorder discount, so we ordered the games in his favorite franchises through the end of the year)- I mean we will get the Switch eventually...

I was just hoping he'd be able to have it during the times the baby is still very new, before it needs a lot of attention from him (because rather it needs it from me...)  But it might be summer before we find one.

The Target about 100 miles from my home has them, but not the one 2 miles away- they didn't get any. 

I figure since it isn't Christmas time they shouldn't be out of stock forever... it's not a time a lot of families are spending money on new consoles.


We recently sold all our consoles and games older than the Wii (we never upgraded to Wii U) and it was like a history of Nintendo with a bit of Sega, Playstation, Xbox thrown in... So many consoles and games.  Would have made a lot more money if we took the time to do it on ebay, but we got like $500 from Half Price books.

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« Reply #779 on: March 03, 2017, 07:14:53 AM »
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I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

Legion is amazing.  If you put in some time making gold, you can play for free (minus the cost of the original game).  For the amount of time I play, the $12/month is a bargain.  It saves me from spending money on other things. 

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« Reply #780 on: March 03, 2017, 07:29:47 AM »
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I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

Legion is amazing.  If you put in some time making gold, you can play for free (minus the cost of the original game).  For the amount of time I play, the $12/month is a bargain.  It saves me from spending money on other things.

I'm really considering picking it up.  I haven't played since WotLK though.  I'm just afraid that I can't compete when I only play ~2hrs a night, 3-4 nights a week.  How much time do you invest to "keep up"?  I've heard that playing primarily PvP isn't as much as a time sink.

Some friends and I tried out the Kronos vanilla server, which was OK for a few days, but it started to feel unethical to play it once I read about the details of how it was made, and that it's not approved by Blizzard.
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« Reply #781 on: March 03, 2017, 07:57:03 AM »
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.

My husband is furious he somehow missed the preorder window.
We are getting Zelda tomorrow (Amazon has a great preorder discount, so we ordered the games in his favorite franchises through the end of the year)- I mean we will get the Switch eventually...

I was just hoping he'd be able to have it during the times the baby is still very new, before it needs a lot of attention from him (because rather it needs it from me...)  But it might be summer before we find one.

The Target about 100 miles from my home has them, but not the one 2 miles away- they didn't get any. 

I figure since it isn't Christmas time they shouldn't be out of stock forever... it's not a time a lot of families are spending money on new consoles.


We recently sold all our consoles and games older than the Wii (we never upgraded to Wii U) and it was like a history of Nintendo with a bit of Sega, Playstation, Xbox thrown in... So many consoles and games.  Would have made a lot more money if we took the time to do it on ebay, but we got like $500 from Half Price books.

I wish I had taken advantage of that pre-order sale on Amazon. Is the 20% off a limited time thing? If so, I might pre-order Mario now. No reason not to since they don't charge you until the game ships, right?

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« Reply #782 on: March 03, 2017, 08:01:48 AM »

I wish I had taken advantage of that pre-order sale on Amazon. Is the 20% off a limited time thing? If so, I might pre-order Mario now. No reason not to since they don't charge you until the game ships, right?

I had never seen the prime member preorder thing before, so I don't know how long it stays around.  But they don't charge you until it ships, so you might as well.

Also, our Target started showing stock, so I ran over there and now own a Switch.  :)
They had 7 left at 8:30, and started with 35 at 8:00.  The guy who works there said he isn't allowed to buy one until 9:30, and was really hoping one was left.

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« Reply #783 on: March 03, 2017, 08:06:11 AM »
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

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« Reply #784 on: March 03, 2017, 08:18:08 AM »

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm really interested in this game, but haven't decided if I want to drop the coin, it's $48 on amazon with prime.

I have heard very good things, but I am currently immersed in my $4 Shadows of Mordor experience...


I did the Amazon prime thing...not much of a discount but every bit helps.

I usually do not buy games at release but splurged a bit because I usually play on my PC and get games super cheap. 

Zero Dawn will never be on PC so I said what the heck...






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« Reply #785 on: March 03, 2017, 08:21:55 AM »
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

Makes me mad we missed the window for preorder on the Switch. 20% is a pretty significant discount!


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« Reply #786 on: March 03, 2017, 08:35:03 AM »
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

Makes me mad we missed the window for preorder on the Switch. 20% is a pretty significant discount!

Not sure if the discount has applied to systems too or only games.

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« Reply #787 on: March 03, 2017, 08:36:16 AM »

Not sure if the discount has applied to systems too or only games.

It will make me happier if it is games only :)

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« Reply #788 on: March 03, 2017, 09:17:50 AM »
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

Makes me mad we missed the window for preorder on the Switch. 20% is a pretty significant discount!

Not sure if the discount has applied to systems too or only games.

It's games only:
https://www.engadget.com/2016/01/12/amazon-prime-video-game-discounts/

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« Reply #789 on: March 03, 2017, 10:37:27 AM »
Too bad Nintendo can't get their act together with product launches.  I see the switch is sold out everywhere.  I had to wait 2 months to find a NES classic at retail prices.  Meanwhile I think Ebay is profiting more off these products than Nintendo!

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« Reply #790 on: March 03, 2017, 11:03:11 AM »
Too bad Nintendo can't get their act together with product launches.  I see the switch is sold out everywhere.  I had to wait 2 months to find a NES classic at retail prices.  Meanwhile I think Ebay is profiting more off these products than Nintendo!

I was pretty impressed I managed to get it at a store today and with no line. I thought I was screwed with no pre-order.

I've seen a number of places report more are expected in stock at stores an online as soon as 3/10. (Amazon UK is actually still taking orders, so they clearly think they are getting more soon. Amazon US isn't- though right now there is one from a reseller at actual price.  A number of Targets are still reporting that they are in stock though. If you live near one, you can check online.)


I should have bought two... there was no limit; clearly I am not good at gouging.
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« Reply #791 on: March 03, 2017, 01:18:59 PM »
Zelda is back on Amazon for 20% off. Ordered it, Amazon says it should be delivered Sunday. Now to find a Switch

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« Reply #792 on: March 04, 2017, 03:41:46 PM »
Zelda is back on Amazon for 20% off. Ordered it, Amazon says it should be delivered Sunday. Now to find a Switch

The problem I have with the Switch is it's $500 to get all the recommended hardware plus 1 game. Also, it has almost no library currently.
I'm thinking of just getting Zelda for WiiU.

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« Reply #793 on: March 04, 2017, 04:21:21 PM »
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.
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« Reply #794 on: March 04, 2017, 05:54:58 PM »
I considered buying a Wii U, but it's not much cheaper than the Switch and most the games I'd buy for it are actually N64 or Wii ports, which I'm sure will show up on Switch someday. The portability of the Switch is also a big selling factor.

I have Zelda and the Pro Controller on their way from Amazon. Target's website says they have Switches available in my city, so hopefully I can pick one up tomorrow night when spouse and I get home from vacation. I haven't been this pumped for video games since Wind Waker.

Edit. Forgot to mention, I'm also pumped for the indie games announced for Switch. Looks like Nintendo is taking that segment seriously. When I had a 360, I found myself bored with so-called AAA games like Gears, Halo, COD but spent a ton of time on stuff like 'Splosion Man, Super Meat Boy, Braid, Shadow Complex, Limbo, etc. Snipperclips, Shovel Knight, and the BanjoKazooie rip-off are on my radar for Switch.
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« Reply #795 on: March 05, 2017, 01:01:23 AM »
I'm now playing Torment: Tides of Numenera. It's the sequel to Torment, probably the best RPG game of all time*.


* http://www.pcgamer.com/best-rpgs-of-all-time/4/

Just finished this. Really faithful *spiritual* sequel IMO and really intriguing setting. (It's not an actual sequel)
Party members could easily have been heaps better, compared to PS:T's they were fairly generic humans. Especially with the crazy universe, I could easily think up a couple interesting ones without even trying (and none of them would even need to be floating skulls!).

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« Reply #796 on: March 05, 2017, 04:59:13 PM »
I'm playing Suikoden on PS1 at the moment.  Took me 6 months to beat FF6 but it was a cool game.  Digging Suikoden.
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« Reply #797 on: March 05, 2017, 05:49:20 PM »
I'm playing Suikoden on PS1 at the moment.  Took me 6 months to beat FF6 but it was a cool game.  Digging Suikoden.
Loved both of these. I'm guessing I've played through ff6 at least 30 times. It's the GOAT.

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« Reply #798 on: March 06, 2017, 08:26:22 AM »
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.

We have a Wii U so getting Zelda there was a no brainer for us.  Seems to be running great so far.  Plus, I'm thinking that the Wii U version will hold it's value well.

However, it does look like both versions suffer choppiness in some areas. 

Some interesting analysis here :
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch-vs-wii-u-face-off




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« Reply #799 on: March 06, 2017, 08:51:27 AM »

However, it does look like both versions suffer choppiness in some areas. 

Some interesting analysis here :
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch-vs-wii-u-face-off

I think I'm not a serious enough gamer to notice these kinds of things :) 
We haven't played undocked yet.