General Games Chat; The Chat Thread!

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:15 pm

HSH28 wrote:Is it the publishers or the retailers that are setting these sale prices?

Both, H; publishers (on the digital stores) and retailers (in store). In some ways the publisher's digital practices are the worst as you have a situation where a title such as FF XV was released in December and it has already seen a large price drop.

magicmilner wrote:...I picked them up at that price around 2-3 weeks after launch. Not only do you get them for half price but any kinks the games may have had may have already been patched therefore your getting a better experience than if you bought the games at launch...

You've done well, 'milner! I have bought games at launch, not played them and then seen the price drop only a couple of weeks later. Yes, I have been an idiot :-).

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by HSH28 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:18 pm

jawafour wrote:You've done well, 'milner! I have bought games at launch, not played them and then seen the price drop only a couple of weeks later. Yes, I have been an idiot :-).


I've done exactly the same, but come to accept that it will happen and I don't consider it to be a defeat to see it happen.

Perhaps it helps that I've also picked up plenty of bargains and that although I've seen price drops on games I don't spend more than around £40 on the launch prices.

I would say that it will stop me picking up stuff at launch...but I know that isn't going to happen. I've already got RE7 preordered and there are a bunch of other titles that I'll be getting at launch. I do think however that early in the year is perhaps the wrong time to look at starting to wait for price drops, the thing about this time of year is that there are always going to be sales, after this the next big sales probably won't be till Easter.

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by ITSMILNER » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:34 pm

HSH28 wrote:
jawafour wrote:You've done well, 'milner! I have bought games at launch, not played them and then seen the price drop only a couple of weeks later. Yes, I have been an idiot :-).


I've done exactly the same, but come to accept that it will happen and I don't consider it to be a defeat to see it happen.

Perhaps it helps that I've also picked up plenty of bargains and that although I've seen price drops on games I don't spend more than around £40 on the launch prices.

I would say that it will stop me picking up stuff at launch...but I know that isn't going to happen. I've already got RE7 preordered and there are a bunch of other titles that I'll be getting at launch. I do think however that early in the year is perhaps the wrong time to look at starting to wait for price drops, the thing about this time of year is that there are always going to be sales, after this the next big sales probably won't be till Easter.


When you buy a game at launch do you play it straight away? I found that, as Jawa mentioned, I would buy a game at launch and it would sit on my shelf for months. By the time I played it I could have got it a lot cheaper

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by HSH28 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:06 pm

magicmilner wrote:When you buy a game at launch do you play it straight away? I found that, as Jawa mentioned, I would buy a game at launch and it would sit on my shelf for months. By the time I played it I could have got it a lot cheaper


I do exactly that, I might play a little or not at all.

But like I said I've come to accept it. I do get bargains on other titles and this time of year aside its not normal for the vast majority of games to get a price drop.

The only game I've bought recently that I regretted getting at launch was Steep and that's only because not only have I still not played it, but I wasn't majorly convinced about it in the first place (I basically paid £10 more than I needed to for it).

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by Death's Head » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:23 pm

Do people feel they are missing out by not buying games at launch? A great game is still a great game later. I can't remember the last game I paid over £20 for and now I'm happy to wait for games to hit £15 before picking up.

Yes?
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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:37 pm

Holy fuckballs, how much strawberry floating fun is Rocket League?

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by Hyperion » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:55 pm

jawafour wrote:> Never pre-order a game
> Never buy a game at release
> Never buy DLC in advance


Except Nintendo games, if you're lucky some retailers might try and get the cheapest price at launch. After that they ain't ever dropping.

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by Squinty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:59 am

Somebody Else's Presents wrote:Holy fuckballs, how much strawberry floating fun is Rocket League?


Another victim.That game is like crack.

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by jawafour » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:04 pm

Battleborn has a massive new update released today and... it looks kinda neat.

I was interested but the game is back up to full price on the PS Store.

(I searched for "Battleborn" in GR and we don't even have a thread for the game? :o ).

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:08 pm

jawafour wrote:Battleborn has a massive new update released today and... it looks kinda neat.

I was interested but the game is back up to full price on the PS Store.

(I searched for "Battleborn" in GR and we don't even have a thread for the game? :o ).

£3.99 new on Game.

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by Trelliz » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:04 pm

There are no player number figures for consoles but look at the player numbers on Steam and that should tell you all you need to know. I played it for about 5 minutes and couldn't take any more; the art style was visually jarring, the UI was a mess and the dialogue was the kind of late 90s attitude and "badass" that I found profoundly irritating. Save your money.

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by Pedz » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:05 pm

I got it in a humble bundle, still haven't played it.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:12 am

I honestly cannot remember what game it was, but I recently watched a video and thought to myself "I can't wait for the 9th gen console remaster version."

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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Saint of Killers » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:34 am

Anyone seen that new Dragon Ball 2.5D game? gooseberry fool looks amazing. Genuinely cannot wait to try it. Could never get hang on the 3D ones and whilst I will no doubt be shite at this one too, it just feels a lot more appealing to me. It's by ArcSystem and is coming to PC , PS4 and XB. GameInformer have a hub on it with the last update set for today, I think.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Pedz » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:47 am

Dragonball Fighter Z looks ace.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:01 pm

It's out late January :toot: Game will be sold alongside FighterZ Pass :x http://gematsu.com/2017/10/dragon-ball- ... cas-europe

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Dig Dug » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:02 pm

My only concern with DBFZ is reports that the movelist will be limited entirely to stuff like quarter circle motions (like a hadoken or tatsumaki) and lacks stuff like the Z motion (Shoryuken and other DP moves) and 360 degree motion (most command grabs).
It makes me worry that the game will lack playstyle variety and will become stale quickly. Then again smash bros for wii u manages to circumvent both of those problems to a degree (or did before Cloud and Bayonetta were released as DLC) and every character is controlled the exact same way.

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All that said though I'm happy with the look of the game and the fact that the character roster is being picked based on what characters will be interesting to play as (as opposed to which characters are the "strongest" or "most important"). A lot of people seem to be unhappy that Captain Ginyu, Nappa and Android 16 are playable characters but if anything having those characters shows a level of respect to the source material and players (who doesn't want to troll people with self destruct and body swap?).

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by Finish.Last » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:32 pm

Crikey, I'd just about got my head around juggling Assasin's Creed, Mario and Wolfenstein tomorrow..... And now the Football Manager beta has launched!

Something's going to have to be ignored.

Namely, the wife and kids.

I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind him....All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.
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by jawafour » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:08 am

Finish.Last wrote:...Something's going to have to be ignored.

Namely, the wife and kids.

:lol: .

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by Finish.Last » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:56 am

Chuckling at that myself now as I just remembered this from Homer...

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I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind him....All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.

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