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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@sinalefa - "No way I am paying $60 for that one."

I didn't mind paying the $60, both my kids and I are playing our own play through plus mulitplayer so I can see us more than getting our money's worth - but day 1 $19.99 "season pass" to get the rest of the game seems a bit much for a Nintnedo console. At least Nintnedo waited a couple of months before announcing the MK8 DLC. $20 day 1 is 33% of the retail price so it's not a trivial amount, we may not get it but it's constantly there on the start-up screen beckoning us, and that I don't like. Game itself is awesome though. :-)

It was worth it just for the Adventure mode start up w/ the epic music:



rjejr commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@Totaldude911 - Just you and me for HW it seems. Some hardcore Sony fans on here I reckon. ;-)

I started playing Minecraft a few days ago and was severely addicted for 6 - 8 hours and thought I would be playing that all weekend then I died a few times and now I'm done. I do feel bad leaving my wolf pack alone but I had run out of food to feed them anyway.

HW has a $19.99 "season pass" DLC package consisting of 4 DL packages over the next 6 months for any Sony fans who feel all games need paid DLC to merit a purchase :-)



rjejr commented on Sony Shutting the Door on PlayStation Home Nex...:

Is one of the series of free contents going to be the Trophy Room? ;-)

I think I still have 12 green tickets for the carnival part 2, guess I better go flip some frogs. I think the only money I ever spent in Home was $1 for 20 tickets so I certainky got my moneys worth out of Home stomping on scorpions.



rjejr commented on Store Update: 23rd September 2014 (North America):

@JaxonH - Pretty good timing on your part, I just started playing Minecraft - PS3 - w/ my kids 2 days ago. Last night I started my own save point. It's a great time waster but I have no idea what I'm doing. I just build a house, sleep, tear it all down, go somewhere else, rebuild house, wash, rinse, repeat -)



rjejr commented on Peggle 2 Bounces onto PS4 with a Platinum Trop...:

Good to see the PS4 hardware being used to its full potential. ;-)

Guess Ill be playing it on PC the way it was meant to be. I mean I would play it on a console - and I did - but the mouse control really is better.



rjejr commented on Kingdom Hearts III Development Purportedly Pro...:

Well since KH 2.5 is PS3 only you have to give them a year or two for that to port to PS4, preferably in a package w/ KH HD 1.5, then a year after that, or so, we can get KH3. Hopefully still on the PS4. Maybe I'll wait for PS5 to get them all in a 4k package :-)

BTW Target has this June 30, 2015, Amazon Dec 31, 2015. Place holder dates I reckon.



rjejr commented on Poll: Are You in Tune with the PlayStation TV?:

"but for those who know what they’re buying into"

But does anybody really know what this thing does and doesn't do? Seems like more questions than answers on the PS EU and US blogs, and those are usually the hardcore gamers on there, not the casuals.

Here's the official US website for Vita apps showing Netflix, Hulu etc:

and heres the official US website for PSTV apps showing nothing:

I'm one of those who wants it for both media and Vita games. If I just wanted media I'ld buy a Roku or FireTV, and if I just wanted games I'ld buy a Vita, but I want both, so I want to buy this, but I still want to know more before buying.

They list Minecraft and Freedom Wars on the game page:

yet neither is in their list of 700 games:

Now maybe that's b/c neither game is out yet, but it's still listing conflicting info for those who don't want to stop about think about why those games may be on 1 list but not the other.

I'm not a day 1 purchaser, so I have time for them to sort this all out after launch, but I will have something media related hooked up to my TV come Christmas morning.



rjejr commented on Sony's Smallest Ever System Will Play 700 Game...:

Well I'm looking forward to it. :-) It's kind of a bummer that there are so many good Vita games that won't work, but I'm also getting it to smarten up my dumb tv which currently isn't connected to anything except a wire out of the wall giving me about a dozen channels. Already have a bunch of Vita games from PS+ so for the low cost of entry - considering what a DS3, memory card and game cost separately - I'm looking forward to seeing what this thing can do.

Who knows I might even play Minecraft. If we get that free w/ the PS3 version we purchased. Oh, Sly Cooper free at Walmart. Not my favorite store but maybe.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Would You Play Destiny in Third...:

I much prefer 3rd person to FP and I think it mainly boils down to 2 things.

1. Cinematic viewpoint. Can you imagine watching the LotR or Star Wars in FP? Or almost any movie or tv show for that matter. Maybe Memento, but that's about it.

2. Platforming. I can't stand platform jumping in FP games, it's just a pain.

I've played my share of FPs back in the day - Doom, Wolfenstein, etc, and it was fun going around shooting stuff just for the sake of shooting stuff, but now I either want a story or platforming, neither of which work really well for me in FP. And I still get to play some shooters - Vanquish and Binary Domain come to mind.

That said, I still probably wouldn't play this, not into online multiplayer w/ strangers. Probably b/c they are usually FPS so now I'm just biased against them in general.



rjejr commented on Feature: Missing in Action - PlayStation's Not...:

Well here's my list from this morning when I was wondering why none of them won "future" awards. Obviously FFXV was on display, still not sure how it didn't win an award, so maybe some of the others got covered as well. DQ:H has it's own console so I guess it was there. Uncharted not Japanese enough?

Godzilla, FFXV, KH3, Uncharted 4, TLG, DQ:H and BG&E2



rjejr commented on PlayStation Exclusives Sprint Away with Japan ...:

@Punished_Boss - Thats what I was thinking, thought it was nice of Sammy to throw Nintendo a bone. I wonder if SSB 3DS would have made the list if it hadnt just released since MH4U is on the list?

I want Godzilla, FFXV, KH3, Uncharted 4, TLG, DQ:H and BG&E2, all future PS4 games, but none of them are on the list, so Im guessing this is limited to "immediate future at the show" games.

Edit: ops, my mistake, looks like Godzilla is PS3 only:



rjejr commented on Push Rewind: TGS 2014, Minecraft, and Final Fa...:

Hey Sammy I never properly apologized for giving you grief about the weekly recap back when it started in Feb (I just reread every comment for every post looking for one). So sorry. Also, Push Rewind is a nice name - better than just recap - and the logo is good too. You obviously spend a lot of time putting these together each week and they only average about 3 comments, 2 if you leave out the initial 14, and thats a shame.

So on topic ... Microsft actually bought Minecraft - announced a whole week ago Monday morning now - and nothing's changed. If those Squid kiddies wanted to do something cool they should have froze over all the worlds of Minecraft and then have Robert Scorpio come and save them.



rjejr commented on TGS 2014: What Will You Be Able to Do in Final...:

Wow, you can drive the car? Seemed so auto-pilot in the trailer. Guess theres more to this game than meets the eye.

On the bright side, if they cant even figure out when ythe demo is coming out I dont have to be in any hurry to get a PS4. I just remembered I bought a PS2 right after FFX came oit the system dropped to $199. I'll get a PS4 for $299, gotta factor in inflation ;-)



rjejr commented on Destiny Servers Go Offline as the Group Who To...:

Lizard squad? Really? I knew about the PSN being down last month but never heard of them. And who spends their time doing DDoS attacks on video games? It's like revenge of the script kiddies. I don't get it.



rjejr commented on Soapbox: Please Protect Me from the Purgatory ...:

Nice Sammy. I was looking atMNR today and besides deciding if it was worth $5 I had to decide if it was worth 10GB - takes about 100 minutes.

Still, $400, I can deal. And all the games on PS+ on PS3 I couldnt play on 4 like Sly and Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen and DmC and Tomb Raider. Still, I get your point, old technology is old :-)



rjejr commented on TGS 2014: Final Fantasy XV Is a Real Game, and...:

Man that behemoth is awesome, very Harryhausen. Now I want a 7th Voayage of Sinbad game.

Count me in as loving the old FF games but not having much use for the newer ones. Even 12, which I liked, was only good after the story was over and I spent 100 hours playing monster hunter. I blame it all on the Bouncer, changed Square for the worse.



rjejr commented on Gulp! There's Actually No Date for Final Fanta...:

@JaxonH - The FFXV demo will be out within 12 days of Type-O. ;-)

@Punished_Boss -"Who else but Square Enix? Could play with our hearts?"

Ooh ooh ooh I know, I know, call on me Mr. Kotter, call on me.

“The release date of the Final Fantasy XV demo has not been confirmed"

I think they are taking a page out of Nintendos handbook. They know the date, and they know they told us the date, and now they're just denying it all for a big announcement later. :-)



rjejr commented on Store Preview: FIFA 15, CastleStorm, Defense G...:

Not a very exciting week, but Im guessing this is just the lull before the holiday games start coming out in Oct. Or maybe Im just used to monthly releases lists which always have something for everyone.



rjejr commented on Drive Away with a Deal in North American PSN F...:

@get2sammyb - Thanks Sammy, was just coming to tell you you should change it in your list up top. I know you got it from Sony but why list something you know is wrong?

Here's the SEN store link to the sale if anybody in NA wants to go shopping:!/en-us/flash-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-9_FLASHSALE2014?emcid=so-ga-922&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=September_Flash_Sale&utm_source=PS_Blog&utm_term=so-ga-922&utm_content=PS_Blog_Post

I was going to buy Cel Damage HD but I have $2.02 in my account and I'm still riding my high horse about having to add $5.00 to my Wallet when I only need 47 cents more to buy a a game.



rjejr commented on Drive Away with a Deal in North American PSN F...:

Cel Damage is a real game? I thought it was a drug induced hallucination back in the 90s?

A lot of good games at good prices in this sale, might have to pick some up just b/c. I really liked the level editor in MNR despite the difficulty and never ending loading times. And I don't even know what Road Trip is. I would get Sonic but Nintendo has new DLC tracks coming for MK8, as hard as that is to believe.

I would like to warn everyone to stay very far away from How to Train Your Dragon 2. All it is in one of those mini games from the original Spyro games where you fly around a mountain collecting stuff. That's the entire game. I got it w/ a free Redbox rental and I wish I hadn't, but we just saw the movie and really liked it when I got the Redbox txt.



rjejr commented on Fiddle Sticks! You'll Have to Wait Until Next ...:

Im looking forward to your review of this, but not the game. That trailer had some nice happy whistling but I didnt notice any actual farming, I think this is for one of those gold digging reality shows. Maybe amish gold diggers?



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?:

I think you can hold up Level 5 as some sort of parallel for Sony. Makers of some of my favorite games on PS2, then Ni No Kuni took forever to hit the west, and now they spend all their time making games for the 3DS and portables (still waiting on Wonderflick).

And WKC wasn't woeful, more like uninspired. Fairly representative of the JRPG scene on PS3 overall compared to the PS2 and PS games I think.



rjejr commented on TGS 2014: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Looks Better...:

So, Sony has run out of PS3 games to port to the PS4 and now they've resorted to PSP games? How about make something new ;-)

If I didn't know better I'ld think I was watching a trailer for Freedom Wars, but I'm guessing they've acknowledged this as their inspiration.



rjejr commented on TGS 2014: Final Fantasy XV Gets a Brand New Ga...:

OK, finally got around to watching the trailer - didn't' see the point on my 7" tablet, my 19" monitor hardly did it justice - and yes it was very impressive. No way no how is that car drive-able though, it's rock solid straight as an arrow never swerving looks out of place on the background, like those old Sat morning cartoons of static images but you could always tell which piece was going to move b/c the color was a little off. I'm all for it though, it's just the equivalent of a "tent" area for a cut scene, no biggie, a place where you sit back and listen to the dialog w/o having to worry about playing.

And listening to the dialog I'm expecting everybody wakes up from a dream at the end of this game like one of those bad live action Disney movies from the 1970's.

So when do we get an FFVII remake using this engine, the blonde guy is obviously Cloud?



rjejr commented on Video: Should You Buy Disney Infinity 2.0 for ...:

I'm a big Marvel fan but I still haven't played Lego Marvel yet that we got for Christmas last year, have to finish up all my PS+ games before BF expiration.

That, and we own 49 Skylanders figures, with more on the way. Though I am buying a Tinkerbell toy, and I'll buy Disney Infinity when they have a Vault version w/ Dumbo, Bambi and Pinocchio settings. I want to play in a circus and inside a whale. Disney Originals 2.0 is a bit too modern for me.

And it's kind of weird about no backwards compatibility w/ some parts of the first game, but that might explain why we got to DL the 1 game for free on Wii U, so maybe it will be a free DL on PS4 as well?



rjejr commented on SingStar: Ultimate Party Builds a LEGO House a...:

I'm so out of the loop that it wasn't until Carly Rae Jepsen that I knew which was the band's name and which was the song title. Compared to this Just Dance 2015 is my greatest hits collection, and I hate most of those.



rjejr commented on Store Update: 16th September 2014 (North America):

Do the kids today even know what a Concorde is, the things been retired over 10 years already.

I miss PS+ stuff getting released over the course of a month.

Some day all games will require NFC characters and their own special portals so demos will be impossible.



rjejr commented on Samurai Warriors 4 on PS4's Newest Gameplay Tr...:

While it's technically impressive - all those characters on screen at once do look detailed - I much prefer the more colorful worlds of Zelda and Dragon Quest.

The vid actually reminds me of why so many peeple dislike these games, there really doesn't seem to be all that much going on. Playing them is always fun though.



rjejr commented on Interview: Traipsing Through the Desert Ashes ...:

I think this guy is doing more for PS TV than Sony ATM. I really enjoyed Mecho Wars, helped by the fact that I played Advance War after :-) I've been leaning towards getting PS TV anyway but Desert Ashes would certainly help. I have no idea what's going on w/ Reaper, guessing it's a card game so not for me. Baiten Kaitos was really good though so if it's like that I'm in.

Nice job Sammy.

Oh, and I'm fine w/ free-to-play, prefer it over Season Passes and Day 1 paid DLC. Free Day 1 updates and patches are part of the biz these days it seems. .



rjejr commented on Out This Week: Murasaki Baby, Disney Infinity ...:

@danny2kd - Sorry if I upset you, I don't have any knowledge of it not coming to Vita, I was just messing around. Sorry. See the little winky face ;-)

Oh wait, are you talking abut Disney Infinity 2.0 or Mncraft? I know absolutely nothing about that Disney. Wiki says 2015 though: "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will also be released for PlayStation Vita on an unspecified date in 2015."

And I hate linking to IGN on Sammy's site, but you seem distraught:



rjejr commented on Minecraft Will Continue to Exist on PlayStatio...:

@get2sammyb - "Don't know what to think."

Well if I'm MS I run w/ this and beat it to death for all it's worth. The game is only a commercial for the big money:



For comparison, the Lego movie made $500m, Lego is bigger than Mattel:

I'ld make Steve the face of Xbox and redo Windows in Minecraft colors.

And for the game I'ld go the non-stop DLC route that LBP has been doing for years and maybe even make NFC toys for Minecraft 2.

Milk, milk, milk it to death.

BTW - I don't play Minecraft, but I have 2 sons in elementary and middle schools and Minecraft is bigger than Pokemon. There is no 3rd, just those 2.
If MS is smart they'll have a pink unicorn infested fairy land Minecraft game come out before Christmas. "Minecraft Fantasy World". Sure Minecraft has mods, but parents don't like unsanctioned mods. The untapped potential for Minecraft has no ceiling. I haven't even seen a breakfast cereal yet.



rjejr commented on Unsurprisingly, Destiny Sold Best on PS4 in th...:

@Gamer83 - "still doesn't negate the current gen versions selling better"

No, I'm surprised current gen sold better considering the install bases are so different. The UK is weird though, fairly small sample size, but I'm interested if these numbers hold across the US and EU. X1 install base in the US has to be much smaller than the 360, maybe only 10%? (about 4m to 40m, just guessing?)

Mostly though my entire comment was just giving Sammy a hard time about that cupboard crack, I play on my PS3 almost every day. I even told my kid just yesterday that if it died I might replace it w/ a new PS3 rather than a PS4 if I could find a good $199 holiday package deal, not the 12GB model though. If PS4 played PS3 discs obviously I would get a PS4.