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rjejr

rjejr

Happy half century to me.

Male, 50, United States

Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

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#2

rjejr commented on Feature: 10 Promising PS4 Games We Want to Kno...:

Any chance we will ever again get a game like Ni-OH but w/o the brutal difficulty? The Onimusha trilogy were some of my favorite games way back when - not a fan of 4 - and Genji 1 was that but better - before the giant crabs in 2. I know there are lots of easy games out there but I really want a sword wielding game where I get to kill everything in my path.

Anybody here play Sword of the Beserk on Dreamcast?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OShQ6j1G4o

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rjejr commented on Impressive Dragon Ball XenoVerse Sales Point t...:

Please get an NX port so I can buy Goku, Vegeta and Freiza amiibo.

Though if they want to make their own NFC toy game they I can also pick up Krillin, Piccolo, Cell, Gohan and Beerus. I wonder if they could make a pose-able Captain Ginyu?

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And for anyone late to the party, the game and DLC are on sale this week on the PSN - $65 bundle is only $25. It's like buying the DLC and getting the game for free.

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/bandai-namco-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-BANDAINAMCOSALE?emcid=ps-se-915&utm_medium=Paid_Search&utm_campaign=SEN&utm_source=Google&utm_term=ps-se-915&utm_content=Brand.

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rjejr commented on Poll: Which PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie Will ...:

Are those real PS4 games? They sound like android apps.

Not making me want to vote, own a PS4, or sign up for PS+.

I'm at Target, just returned my $10 copy of KOA:R, so I can buy it online for $4 and pick up One Piece Pirates World Red for $5 while I'm at it. My PS3 may never be retired, it's the backlog that just keeps growing. Pretty sure I'll still be playing it long after my Wii U is boxed up.

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rjejr commented on Uncharted 4's Limited Edition PS4 Bundle Is a ...:

@JoeBlogs I wasn't arguing about Zelda, sinalefa and I go way back. But I'm sure IGN is correct about the game looking better played than watched, every game I play on my 52" 1080p tv looks so much better than watching 720p videos on my 19" 1400x900 monitor. Especially Nintendo 1st party titles, they know how to make their hardware shine. But still, imagine how much better this could have looked. I'm playing XCX now, I know how good a Wii U can be.

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rjejr commented on Uncharted 4's Limited Edition PS4 Bundle Is a ...:

@sinalefa I know I'm a FF fanboi, I can't defend that and deserve to be mocked. Your little 1D comment wasn't lost on me either.

I'm holding off on Cloud DLC until the NX edition. (amiibo will probably get purchased though) You know I still won't play SSB b/c of the lack of separate save points, I can't let that one go. Hopefully it will work properly on the NX. And we can back up save points w/o having to copy over 11GB worth of XCX packs.

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rjejr commented on Is This a Gundam Game You'd Like to See Come W...:

Is Gunda Breaker 3 single player only? I was disappointed PS3 Godzilla was single player only, then PS4 Godzilla 2 player online only, DQ Heros is single player only, DQ Builders is single player - not sure how that is even possible looking as it does like a Minecraft clone.

I know some games are just meant to be single player, like JRPG and platformers, but some games - Minecraft clones, fighting games - I expect to be mutliplayer, yet for the all the PS4's power what to me are obvious multiplayer games seem to be going the single player route.

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rjejr commented on Uncharted 4's Limited Edition PS4 Bundle Is a ...:

@sinalefa Ooh, selling the disc version when I'm done w/ the game, that might just work, probably worth $30 right? That is certainly something to consider. Maybe Best Buy will throw in a free copy of the Uncharted Trilogy w/ the console I could flip for $20 as well? Decisions, decisions.

You know, I was really expecting you to bury me over this and my cheapskateness, but then I saw your comment about Doom - "Way too expensive but the game looks good" - and felt a little sense of relief.

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rjejr commented on The Ratchet & Clank Movie's TV Commercial Is B...:

@BLPs Oh the movie is going to be great, don't let a bad 15 second clip get you down on it. Graphics, audio, action, comedy, this one is a winner for anybody who likes the games and characters.

Of course I still probably won't see it in theaters, I just cant spend $60 for a family of 4 - one of the downsides of living in NY - but Day 1 in Redbox on blu-ray for $2.

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rjejr commented on Uncharted 4's Limited Edition PS4 Bundle Is a ...:

@sinalefa Thanks for the heads up, I was busy blasting the comparison footage of Zleda TP HD over on NL and hadn't seen this yet.

And it does look kind of awesome, but sadly no way I pay $400 for a 500GB PS4 in 2016. It does look really cool, but I just can't do it. If I wanted to pay $400 for a PS4 I would have done so 2 years ago. Seeing it get 1TB in the EU, well you know how petty I am, not helping.

And yeah, I know, the game is $60, but I would never buy it for $60, that's a $15 Gamefly rental for me. I was expecting $350 w/ the game so the game would sort of be free. I guess I should have known something like this would happen, get myself all excited for something, only to be let down in ways I could have never foreseen.

Really, did you or anyone else expect a $400 500GB PS4 in 2016? I don't blame Sony for doing it, it's a "Collectors edition" w/ that color and graphics for sure, but I'm not a collector, I'm a bargain shopper.

Guess it's time to start waiting for the FFXV bundle, that game is a day 1 purchase - already pre-ordered it on Amazon actually expecting to get this bundle for $350 - but I'd pay $400 for FFXV, I'm a FF fanboi.

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#13

rjejr commented on The Ratchet & Clank Movie's TV Commercial Is B...:

16 seconds is only half of a tv commercial, typically 30 seconds, so maybe when coupled w/ another 14 second spot it comes across better?

Though I don't watch a lot of kids tv any more, so I suppose 16 seconds could be the norm now. Or maybe it's just meant to be embedded inside of one of those Angry bird mobile games? I've noticed mobile ads tend to be shorter.

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rjejr commented on Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon Quest Builders D...:

@SiameseHappyDays "slowly picking up here in the west"

Picking up enough that there will be a Vita 2 or PSP 3? W/ Sony spending so much money on PSVR I can't see them releasing another handheld ever.

Well that's not entirely true, I think PS6 could be a handheld w/ TV out as I think by then handhelds will be powerful enough to pull it off. PS5 will still be a home console if only for Kingdom Hearts 3.

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rjejr commented on Review: LEGO Marvel's Avengers (PS4):

@sinalefa "Undercover 2"

How long before that one drops in price?

We got Lego the Videogame the Movie on Thursday for $9.98, so not only am I passing on this for now - and lets be realistic, it will be $20 by Black Friday - but I'm also holding off on Lego Dimensions, seems very similar, and about $600 cheaper.

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rjejr commented on North America's New PSN Sale Has Some Pretty G...:

"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for $3.99"

Man, I just bought that on Thursday for $9.98 clearance at Target. Still haven't opened it yet, wonder if they'll let me return it? Though I do like having the disc more than downloading 13GB, maybe I'll just call it a draw.

Will probably pick up One Piece Unlimited World Red for $5, keep meaning too, and 4.5GB seems better than 13GB.

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rjejr commented on LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes the ...:

@get2sammyb It was worth it for the game to come out just for your BB-8 reference.

We already played this in Disney Infinity. And I've been complaining about the nearly 3 per year Lego games for a couple of years now, almost as much as I've been complaining about the lack of a Lego Hobbit 3. And I'm sure there will be another Lego game announced for the holiday, maybe all 3 Ghostbusters films?

At some point the duplication between Lego, Lego Dimensions and Disney Infinity needs to be resolved. I bought Lego The Movie The Video game for $9.98 at Target on clearance Thursday and now I feel like I can hold off on Lego Dimensions even longer. (Also picked up KOA:Reckoning for $9.98 to fill in time between finishing XCX and starting FFXV.)

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#21

rjejr commented on Soapbox: Final Fantasy XV Finally Looks Like a...:

@kyleforrester87 I only watched it on my PC desktop and the only part that wasn't dark was about half way thru when a spotlight came on.

And I don't mind the concrete and steel, I really enjoyed FF 8, played it all the way thru twice back to back, but I've liked every other FFXV trailer better than this one. I enjoy the road trip "this can't be happening" vibe. And the chocobos. It's hardly an FF trailer w/o chocobo. And they have the best music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zqxNNkSPa0

Though I could do w/o the fishing.

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#22

rjejr commented on Soapbox: Final Fantasy XV Finally Looks Like a...:

I didn't like the trailer at all, too dark, couldn't see a thing, and metal hand rails on concrete stairs is not my idea of a FF setting. But the article already conveyed that the trailer wasn't all that great so no point dwelling.

My favorite trailer so far is the marlbro. Marlboro have always been my FF nemesis w/ that stupid multiple affliction attack. I knew I had to have the game when I saw it in all it's HD glory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQdoyQiUuMM

Though to be honest I think I knew when I saw the first screen shot of leviathan, one of my favorite summons.

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rjejr commented on Final Fantasy XV's Looking Freakin' Rad on PS4:

That is one very dark video, could hardly see a thing. If this was one of the first videos I'd have almost no interest in this game, not a huge stealth fan, and it's so dark.

Watching Noctis move around like Cole in inFamous made me happy though, that blue trailing glow was very cool.

But hwy have this last night and not announce the release date then, why announce a release date will be announced on March 30th? Still not happy about that.

I kind of have a pet peeve rule - using a year as a release date for a game is fine - when it is a year or 2 away. Using it at E3 is fine, what you are really saying is is that the game will not be out that year. But once you get into a year - January 2016 is what we are in now - you can no longer use the year as a date. It makes no sense, 1/12 of 2016 is already over. And we know the game isn't coming out without at least a few weeks notice, so we know it isn't coming out in Feb either. So don't say "2016" when you are in "2016" b/c if you know it is coming out in the next 11 months then you must have a better idea than that, if not the month then at least the season, or holiday. Nobody should ever use "year" as a release time frame when you are already in that year.

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rjejr commented on Final Fantasy XV's Looking Freakin' Rad on PS4:

@IceClimbers When FFXV releases before Zelda U Nintendo may as well throw Zelda U on the scrap heap. I don't see Zelda U in 2016, whatever they finally call it, or whatever system they finally release it on. Though if NX is a handheld it's more likely Zelda U on Wii U, not sure any Nitnod made handheld would be able to handle that much open world.

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rjejr commented on Final Fantasy XV's Release Date Announcement I...:

@sinalefa I actually can't think of anything videogame related that would be better than a FFXV bundle. Not PSVR, not Uncharted, not R&C, not Zelda U or Pikmin 4 or NX. And anything not videogame related would require my hiring a divorce lawyer, and I don't want that.

@JaxonH Is that a copy and paste of one of my Nintendo Life posts?

Jan 31, 2017 will be the 20 yr anniversary of FF7. Maybe they need to get this out mid 2016 b/c they release Part 1 - or whatever we are calling it - of the FF 7 Remake Jan 31 2017?

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rjejr commented on Final Fantasy XV's Release Date Announcement I...:

@ShogunRok Oh come on, you know it's going to be November, you didn't just say "November" for no reason. OK maybe September, but they won't give the date less than 6 months before release.

Unless @Sinalefa put in a good word for me and it's releasing in July in a bundle for my birthday.

@get2sammyb My wife was sitting next to me on the couch when I read this - it was relevant b/c I just pre-ordered it on Amazon yesterday - and when I told her they were announcing the date on March 30th she just laughed and got up and walked away.

This is seriously stupid though. Everybody seems to love Nintendo Directs, but I hate them b/c it means they are sitting on info they know until they get enough of it to fill up a Direct. Just tell us. Youtube, twitter, FB, press release, there are a myriad of ways. I'm OK w/ a 48 hour countdown clock, who doesn't love a countdown clock, they are so New Years Eve, but to announce 2 full freaking months in advance when they'll announce the date - they can go...

And why these guys? Has everybody forgotten LeBron The Decision TV program, it almost destroyed his fanbase. And 7PM? That's 10PM NY time. I know it isn't all about me but that's kinda late for something like this.

The whole set-up sucks. I'd be OK w/ a big Sony show - that should be about the right time for the PS4 slim announcement - or a Squernix show, they have a lot in the pipeline - but this sounds like something that should pop up on twitch a day in advance.

This is what happens the first Sunday without football, withdrawal symptoms.

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rjejr commented on Talking Point: Is PlayStation Right to Switch ...:

@Gamer83 Nintendo just comes out however it comes out, never the same way twice. Xboxen is an all encompassing plural for Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Not so much Xbox these days, but many games over the past 2 years have come out on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and I can't be bothered to type both, so Xboxen it is. I didn't event that, I stole it from somebody here or on NL.

And Playstation is easy - Sony. Or PS. If NX is called NX that could make my life a little easier. Though I'm still rooting for Nintendo Unlimited Fun, or NUF for short. Or fun backwards. Is it really any worse than Wii?

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#34

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Is PlayStation Right to Switch ...:

@get2sammyb Didn't realize the downward slope was so steep. Though the PS3 after PS2 number was bound to be negative, PS2 was a sales beast and PS3 was an overpriced Cell beast.

If it makes you feel any better, tech advances so fast we shouldn't really need dedicated home console game hardware after PS5 runs it's course in 8 years. Look at what Vita could do 4 years ago. Handhelds should be powerful enough for 1080p 7 years from now. And Sony tvs may have PS4 built in. If Nintneod NX is a portable w/ TV out, PS5 could push graphics as far as they can go on 1080p tvs - 4k is a fad - and PS6 will be a more than adequate handheld w/ wireless tv out. Well unless we are all plugged in like the Matrix by then. Or have VR headsets screwed to our skulls. Have you ever really considered the ramifications of VR headsets - which you seem to be found of - in the long term? Nobody needs - or wants - a home console hooked up to a big screen tv w/ a Vita5 in their pocket and Google Glasses on their face.

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rjejr commented on Talking Point: Is PlayStation Right to Switch ...:

"with many local consumers preferring to play on handhelds and phones."

Sorry to keep beating a dead horse, but don't forget PS3 hardware and game sales are still ongoing in Japan. In fact it seems like at least half of the PS4 games in Japan also come out on the PS3, several of which have only made it to the west on the PS4.

So while people like blaming mobile, I think Sony has the success of the PS3 to blame more than anything else for the slow PS4 uptake. Why buy a big new PS4 box to keep in your tiny apartment next to your PS3 - b/c no BC - when you can just keep playing almost all of the same games on the PS3?

Yes, everybody in Japan may own 3 smartphones, but they also own a PS3, and Wii or Wii U - nobody owns any Xboxen so we can't blame MS there.

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rjejr commented on Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales:

@thedevilsjester So true. I feel like Ninteod sold the Wii simply on word of mouth of Wii Sports so they didn't have to spend a lot on advertising. (Also helped A LOT by the $250 price compared to $500 PS3 and Xbox360.) So then when they launched Wii U they didn't bother to advertise, but nobody wanted to talk about Ntinedo Land b/c nobody could understnad, pronounce or type "asymmetrical gameplay".

And you are right about PS4 sales, they seem to be well charted, I was talking more about the elusive Xbox One sales. Can't compare one w/o the other.

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rjejr commented on Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales:

@Octane It's EA, so that's kind of a given Nintnedo isn't in it's frame of reference. "Unprecedented partnership" doesn't mean what EA thinks it means.

It's been 2 years, total numbers are nice, but I'd really rather see trends. Or just the Oct-Dec 2015 numbers. PS4 had such a huge lead out of the gate, it's possible their sales slow, even w/ a great 2016-17 games line-up, b/c people already own it, and X1 could improve.

Also, and admittedly this is biased, I'd like to see the NA and EU - including UK - sales separate. PS4 outsells X1 25k per week in Japan, that's 100,000 more sales every month, just in Japan. MS cold probably keep X1 going just on US sales alone if they are high enough. If US falters X1 falters.

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rjejr commented on Retailer GameStop's Publishing Ratchet & Clank...:

So this is a quick "Finding Dory" not officially but close enough money grab?

@Punished_Boss_84 I couldn't find anything in the linked to EU blog about Gamestop publishing the game - maybe Sammy is just smokin' sumthin? - but, Gamestop did have Xenoblade Chronicles as a store exclusive about 4 years ago, and I recall people throwing the word "publishing" around, so it's possible Gamestop already has a publishing arm?

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/rumor/28666/gamestop-approached-nintendo-to-publish-xenoblade-chronicles

As Clinton would say - depends on your definition of "publishing".

Gamestop also seems related to Kongregate on mobile which could be connected?

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rjejr commented on Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games for ...:

@GlynCR I'm sure PS+ is worth it now, but as somebody who signed up for the first 3 years owning only a PS3, I was getting seemingly way more than they offer now. That's the problem for me, and I suspect others like me. Back then it was all PS3 all the time - 3 games every month, usually one of which was a AAA title, plus a theme, plus an indie.

I can't recall all the games I played w/ PS+, but I'm sure of DmC reboot, Tomb Raider Reboot, one of the Batman games, I think City, Dragon's Dogma, and I think Little Big Planet, Mod Nation Racers, maybe one of the inFamous games.

Then they added Vita games, which I didn't have, but PS3 was still getting a lot. Then they added pay-to-play online PS4, and the "good" games stopped coming. I haven't been a PS+ subscriber for 2 years b/c I still only own a PS3 but the service is divided between PS3, Vita adn PS4. And I don't see the quality of games now that they had 2 or 3 years ago. Therefore in my mind the service has gotten worse.

Here's th list - I'd say 2013-14 was the height, 2015 on PS3 was not as good, but PS4 has always really been limited to DL games.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Instant_Game_Collection_games_(North_America)

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rjejr commented on Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games for ...:

@Tasuki I went to the eShop to buy Injustice for $6.99, then when I saw all DLC items - I added them up quickly to $61 - I wondered how much was actually left in the game so I didn't bother buying it. Getting the "Complete edition" on PS+ is certainly different. Poor poor Wii U, left out yet again.

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rjejr commented on Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games for ...:

@GlynCR "MGS ground zeroes"

The over-priced demo? Not really a PS+ selling point.

And both Injusitce and MGS were multiplats, where are the PS4 exclusive games? OK, I forgot about DriveClub, probably b/c it took almost 2 years to release. But I suppose that's something.

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rjejr commented on Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games for ...:

@get2sammyb Injustice barley counts, as it was just on sale for $6.99 on Wii U. $6.99 on Wii U is basically the equivalent of free. But I suppose it does count.

Here's an interesting potential poll question for PS4 owners - do you have PS+ for the online, the cloud saves, or the monthly game rentals (I call'em as they are, rentals, as you have to give them back when you're done).

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rjejr commented on Store Update: 26th January 2016 (North America):

I just can't see spending $50 or $60 for Lego Avengers when you just know it will be $20 for the holidays, if not sooner. On the bright side, Lego Jurassic World should drop quick now, if it hasn't already, I haven't really been paying attention, too many toys-to-life games.

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rjejr commented on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on PS4, PS3 Final...:

@Sir_JBizzle I feel like E3 will get a Zelda U date for Nov, and then in Sept they'll delay it to "spring" just like SFZ. If E3 they just say "holiday" and give us a date later then maybe it will happen.

I didn't really expect Wii U to get this, or any other multplat game not involving dancing, Legos or NFC toys, if it didn't get this practically made for Wii U package this past holiday.

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rjejr commented on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on PS4, PS3 Final...:

@Sir_JBizzle "(though my first is Zelda U )"

Maybe that will be your most anticipated game in 2017 too.

Sorry, no faith in a game I've hardly seen in over a year. Though I suppose it's still more than we've seen of Pikmin 4 and Paper Mario U, and they may both be out this year. Ntineod must keep all of its employees sequestered in a room w/o outside contact for the duration of a games development.

PS3 LIVES!!! Man a PS3 version but no Wii U version? NX can't launch soon enough.