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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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#1

rjejr commented on Hands On: Outrunning a Giant in Fated: The Sil...:

@JaxonH I like it more than the XL

Maybe for your under 40 year old eyes, get back to me when you hit 50.

I really should have purchased a $300 PS4 BF, I regret not doing it now, but that $80 XCX edition and Skylanders on Wii U I bought from Amazon way back when it launched in August sealed the deal.

Is giving me time for the backlog though. Started Biohock on PS3. Man, that game is creepy. I hate being scared. Good thing for easy mode. I think Other M is next. Waiting for our shows to be over for Bayonetta, probably July at the rate we're going. Maybe I should wait until FFXV for the PS4? I still need to play Ni No Kuni and KoA:R. Skyrim can wait another 5 years.

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#2

rjejr commented on Hands On: Outrunning a Giant in Fated: The Sil...:

@JaxonH $600 would land you...

...the 4 new tires I need for my car. Well almost, more like $650. Why are tires so expensive? Oh, and I need a $350 brake repair as well. Which is why I hate bringing in my car for $30 oil changes, they always cost $1000.

Been looking for PS4 + Uncharted 4 sales on CAG and...nuthin. I really thought one of the big retailers would offer some type of deal on the game or console if I bought them both together, guess they really want to sell that $400 collectors edition. Well surely somebody will have a deal in July around my birthday. At the every least a Target Cartwheel offer of 20% off. hmm, don't think those Cartwheel deals ever get advertised beforehand, so there's still hope. Lego Dimensions is $45 this week, almost bit, but $85 on toilet paper, conditioner, tissues and vitamins talked me out of it. And I still don't know whether to get it on PS4 or Wii U.

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#4

rjejr commented on Soapbox: Why Hitman Proves More Games Should R...:

Oh sure, episodic must be the way to go, that's why people stopped watching TV 1 episode per week and started watching every episode in 2 day marathons on Netflix. Except for Game Thrones, the most pirated TV show in history.

Moral of the story - release your game episodically if you want it to be the most pirated game in history.

And Lego Hobbit. End of discussion.

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rjejr commented on Hands On: Outrunning a Giant in Fated: The Sil...:

@JaxonH "And DKC Minecart levels- your favorite!"

Oh, you're hysterical.

NXDS, 3DS BC w/ TV out. Thats why I don't buy 1 now. Well that and it's mostly 4 year old tech at the Day 1 $199 price. Though if I ever get a job w/ a 1 hour train commute like my wife has now, I get one before I get on the train.

I'm not playing any of those SNES games though, you know I have no love for retro.

PS4 in an FFXV bundle is the most likely outcome at the moment. Wonder when they'll announce a delay until 2017?

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rjejr commented on Hands On: Outrunning a Giant in Fated: The Sil...:

@JaxonH Yeah, Nintendo did me in, it's going to be a while before we have one. Though my kids do have a few bucks put away so who knows, maybe holiday 2018. Though if it's a home and handheld they'll likely get the handheld portion.

My kid just got off the school bus and asked me to re-download R&C:A4O. (PS3 HDD issues) I think thats a hint to get a PS4 and R&C.

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rjejr commented on Hands On: Outrunning a Giant in Fated: The Sil...:

@JaxonH "What are you doing this November..."

Depending on the outcome of the election, I suppose I could swing by your place on my way to Canada. It will actually be just like this game, driving my family in a caravan to escape Ragnarok.

At least we should be done discussing what the NX "will be" by then and we can move on to you defending it and my pooh-poohing it.

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#9

rjejr commented on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Won't ...:

The faq says "own", not "purchase together", so it's possible they'll sell it to people who buy the new one digitally later on.

So no, I don't believe it. At launch, yes, but 6 months or a year later it will show up. Though it is highly likely it never gets its own disc release.

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#10

rjejr commented on Here's a Long Look at Dragon Quest Heroes II's...:

From watching this vid it looks more like a traditional JRPG to me than a Warriors game. Ni No Kuni comes to mind.

I wasn't too excited for the first one due to the lack of couch co-op but this one looks good enough that I just want to play it myself. I wonder if NX will be getting a Hyrule Warriors sequel? Probably on the NXDS.

And where's DQ Builders in the west?

At least I know I'll have a PS4 long before DQXI releases.

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

@Grawlog I decided on Bioshock instead. Yeah, my backlog is a bit long in the tooth. Bioshock held up much better than I thought it would on PS3, I was expecting a pixelated mess but it still looked good. Scary too. I played th efirst few hours of Infinite when it was on PS+ just to chck i tout, this is way spoojir so far and I'm only 1 hour in. Going to finish this one. Then M.

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#13

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

@JaxonH No HBO Now on PS4? I thought I saw it, must have just been HBO Go then. I stream all my HBO on PS3 w/ HBO Go as I have HBO w/ my cable subscriber but I'm not paying them an extra $5 per month for On Demand HBO.

You think NX get's any sort of HBO streaming? I just can't see it, too adult oriented.

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rjejr commented on Movie Review: Is the Ratchet & Clank Film Wort...:

@Grawlog "I'll probably take the kids to see this one once it hits the budget theatre"

I miss budget theaters. The only one near me is $5, but the last time we went there the place was so falling apart I actually feared for our safety. The entire front facade was falling off the building, and the entire middle row of seat bottoms was broken off and on the floor. And the smallish screen and lousy sound system wasn't much better than my PS3 blu ray 52" 1080p tv and 5.1 surround sound set up at home. So even for $20 it wasn't worth it.

I do take my kids to a lot of summer movies, free or $1 on weekday mornings, usually older Madagascar and Ice Age films. but those are always in the newer $13.50 theaters so it's an enjoyable experience.

We did cough up ~$60 to see Stars Wars episode whatever, and it was actually worth it with a pretty huge screen and great sound, but we'll skip this years mediocre looking spin-off. Still on the fence about CA:Civil War. If it actually has a decent ending we may go see it, but I fear a cliffhanger to tie into Thor:Ragnarok or Spiderman: Homecoming next year. I'll have date night w/ the Mrs for Star Trek Beyond for my birthday, but that's about it this summer in theaters.

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#18

rjejr commented on Poll: Do You Want More Family Friendly Platfor...:

@get2sammyb I don't think Uncharted is a "platformer", the first maybe, but the 2nd and third were "Cinematic adventure games" or some such. Infamous maybe, though I haven't played the 3rd. But I am really looking forward to the new Spiderman game if it evolves out of the inFamous formula.

There are however platformers I think you could have mentioned. All of the Lego games fill that niche. And Skylanders and Disney Infinity. And Lego Dimensions. So Sony may feel 3rd parties meet that need.

But if there is a Crash Bandicoot game - get ready for the DLC NFC toys.

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#19

rjejr commented on And Here's Battleborn's PS4 Launch Trailer:

@get2sammyb I like the gif and the humour and I think the game looks good. Of course I also liked it when you ended every other sentence with "yo" so I might not be the best judge.

I did notice that you included the gif in the article this time rather than first post where the TS gif usually pops up, and then I comment on how creepy it is that you have first post on the article you just wrote, like you are stalking yourself, so if you decided to include the odd gif in the article rather than first post due to my past good natured ribbing, well I apologize for creating yet another off topic malestrom.

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#21

rjejr commented on Uncharted 4 Will Score PlayStation's Largest E...:

@KingofSaiyanZ What I really want is a $300 PS4 w/ a game I want. If I wanted only a $300 PS4 I could have gotten 1 Black Friday, and for $400 - the U4 bundle price - I could have purchased one 2 years ago.

I like the Uncharted series, U2 is one of my favorite games, but I just don't get have a pic on a console that will be in a cabinet I won't be able to see. I'd rather they just give me a 8x10 to hang on the wall.

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#22

rjejr commented on Uncharted 4 Will Score PlayStation's Largest E...:

Hopefully all the promotion will cause all the retailers to offer great deals on PS4s since May isn't typically a great month for harware sales. Free copy of U4 would be nice.

I was holding out for FFXV but Nintendo hanging that huge "Closed for renovations - will reopen in 2017" sign yesterday on their HQ has me chomping at the bit for a PS4.

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#24

rjejr commented on DriveClub VR May Not Be Out of Gas After All:

@KAPADO "But in VR you'll be right where you need to be."

Actually it's just the opposite. If it was fixed camera inside the cockpit (for lack of a better term) then yes, that's a good camera position so you can see everything you need to see at a glance. But since this is a VR game it should be like driving a real car, meaning your POV is mostly just out the window, and you divert your eyes when you want to look at the rear view mirror or the side mirror or the dash to see how far over the speed limit you are driving. Of course instead of simply diverting your eyes you would need to move your head slightly, but that's pretty much how I drive anyway, always moving my head more than my eyes, progressive lens glasses means I can only see well straight out of them. There's just too much ceiling in that pic. If you are consciously aware of that much car ceiling while driving I'd say you are doing it wrong. Though I can't honestly recall ever having a black roof interior, so maybe its just the black that is throwing me off and if it was white or beige I'd be ok with it?

Well however it turns out, enjoy the game.

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#25

rjejr commented on DriveClub VR May Not Be Out of Gas After All:

Not personally interested in racing sims or VR, but it seems like a proper match.

They need to move that viewpoint forward though, I've never driven from the back seat but it's that passengers view. If they cut that box into 9 equal pieces - like the Brady Bunch - and used only slightly more than the middle box that would be more realistic. And since VR is all about head tracking we could look at the dashboard and rear view mirror when we moved our head.

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#26

rjejr commented on Borderlands 3 Teases Are One Way to Sell Battl...:

@Grawlog brown and gray, b/c Quake was the last game anybody ever needed. I was watching some video of Witcher 1 yesterday wondering why I never played it. Didn't take me long to figure it out, dark brown, light brown and tan. And graphics I can only describe as "PC". Not exactly sure how to describe it, but sharp, pixelated and brown is the basis. I blame Quake, Unreal at least added in green.

@Lagnaut Last might I tried my darndest to get that EU PSN Store link working but I couldnt, then I went to bed b/c I'm old. So this morning I go back on my tablet - it was charging last night when I went to bed - and the EU link still works, BUT now it says 14.8GB, which is about half of the US 23GB. So I guess nobody knows how big this is going to be?

And the more I read of Sammy dislike of the game the more I see why my kid wants to play it.

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rjejr commented on Borderlands 3 Teases Are One Way to Sell Battl...:

@get2sammyb 55GB download? I'm not even doing the math on how long that would take. You should go check out Slashdot, or maybe it was CNBC, about all the Americans complaining about broadband caps. I think that 55GB may be over some of them. Maybe if you start pre-downloading the game April 2nd if is May 2nd it would spread out enough.

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#30

rjejr commented on PS4 Games Go Seriously Cheap in US Flash Sale:

@Bad-MuthaAdebisi I don't check whats on sale in the EU, but from reading all the comments on here over the years I'd say the US consistently has the better deals.

Though I'm still annoyed EU is getting 1TB w/ Uncharted 4 bundle, US is only getting 500TB. Not sure how the currency conversion works out that, EU is probably getting gyped. Canada is getting the shaft on both price and HDD size, sucks to be them.

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2016/02/uncharted_4s_limited_edition_ps4_bundle_is_a_true_treasure

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#31

rjejr commented on PS4 Games Go Seriously Cheap in US Flash Sale:

Wow that's a lot of games and some really good prices, who needs PS+?

Going to ask my kids if they want Lego Pirates for $5, one of the few Lego games we don't have. They haven't seen any of the movies yet, but they have played Disney Infinity.

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#32

rjejr commented on Uncharted 4 Plunders Popular Multiplayer Mode ...:

@sinalefa Well if you recommend it I'll give it a try, when the time comes. This whole PS4K stuff has kind of put my PS4 plans on hold, even more than the $400 U4 bundle did. I'll probably have to gt PS+ for my kids anyway, my 1 son is really into violence and he's been waiting for Battleborn forever. I should probably be worried, except my other son is so anti-violince I kind of like the balance. My kids will grow up to be like one of those movies where 1 brother is the mastermind criminal and the other is the cop.

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#34

rjejr commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@JaxonH Nope, missed that one. But I'll keep it between us. And deleting it seemed like the right way to go.

I've been trying to avoid all censorship issues. My wife works in book production at a company that does a lot of Japanese "manga" books in the US, Yen Press, and things get changed all the time in translation. Censorship is bad, but cultures differ. I'm a sociologist, cultural differences are what I do.

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#35

rjejr commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@JaxonH "This is the first time I've actually griped about delays in a long time."

That's b/c griping about everything is my job, you're the eternal optimist. Well except for SFV, I think thats legitimately the only time I've seen you upset in 3 years.

And you do know FFXV will be delayed right? Who gives out a "date" over 6 months in advance? 6 months is when you give out the season, 3 months is the date. Only way Sept 30th is real is if the game is already nearly done and they are just waiting for either PS4K or NX to launch. Cloud in SSB and all those DQ and JRPG games on 3DS have me thinking FFXV is actually a possibility on NX. I know there's no chance, but I'm thinking it anyway. And that DQ on NX "slip of the tongue". FF7 remake on NX is a real possibility though. And where's my Cloud amiibo? Waiting for a FF on NX , that's where.

DQ games on NX - Squenix loves them some NX.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/07/dragon_quest_xi_is_coming_to_the_nintendo_3ds_and_nintendo_nx

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#37

rjejr commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@JaxonH "but, specific enough that I would expect any delay to fall within a 30 day window to be considered reasonable"

Ok, one last thing before Sammy bans us. I knew at E3 Zelda U wasn't coming out in 2015, I do recognize a place holder date when I see one. And I watched that Miyamoto - Anouma conversation live during the Game Awards, and even then I was kind of thinking - translator error, the Japanese never speak in specifics, it's all humble philosophy with them (yeah, I know, steroyping is racism, sue me, I was just trying to give those guys the benefit of the doubt). But I get cranky when the game goes dark. Like NSA security dark. When you announce a game for 2015, then say "Yes" it will be out in 2015, but here we are now near the en dof Arpil 2016 and i tsitll doens thave a date, they don't even talk about it, it doens' teven have a frikkin name. Yes Uncharted 4 and Batman were both big name delays, but then they were delayed they dint' go dark. Uncharted if anything got more coverage. And I recall seeing a lot of Batman as well.

So it isn't just - oh, Nitnod got the date wrong - it's saying one of your biggest flagship titles on the system is due out in 2015, then saying it isn't in March of 2015 - but never talking about it ever again for over a year. One brief trailer that said "2016". But if we didn't believe 2015, then why should we believe 2016? And Anouma has been talking non-stop about Zelda, Zelda TP HD. Why not keep us updated on Zelda U? It's April 2016 now, couldn't they at least say - Zelda U summer, or or winter, or holiday?

Delaying a title is one thing, delaying your last biggest title on a console and not keeping your customers informed is taking it to a whole other level of wrongness. Indefensible.

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#38

rjejr commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@JaxonH "defending a game I never even mentioned"

I didn't think you were defending any game, I thought you were going all blind Nintendo fanboi on me. You are the most enthusiastic gamer I known, but you've never been a fanboy. Ever.

Hardly ever see anybody use "months", but what about "seasons"? MP:FF was due out in "spring" but it's coming out in August. Delay or no delay? Maybe we should ask Howie Mandel?

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#40

rjejr commented on Uncharted 4 Plunders Popular Multiplayer Mode ...:

@viciousarcanum "best multplayer game"

The only online game I've ever played is Splatoon, but that's an entirely different type of game. I just don't play multiplayer unless it's with my wife and kids on the couch. It's probably why I don't own any of the Uncharted games, just rent'em, finish single player story, and I'm done. I'll do the same with 4, though it might be too long to rent if it's 20 hours. I rented The LAat of Us b/c it was supposed to be 12 hours but my save file when I was done said 30 hours. I died A LOT.

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#41

rjejr commented on PS4 JRPG I Am Setsuna Will Fill Your Summer wi...:

Those were the glory days of JRPG, but if I'm going to buy a game like that today it's going to have to priced like those are today, $20, not $60.

I don't like them standing all in a line though. Games like Eternal Sonata and Grandia 2 were still turn based and menu driven like these but having the characters run around the enemies - not block based, just running, I'm not a big fan of strategy games - added a whole other level of interest to the battles. Everybody standing in line in FFX just seemed stupid even way back then. Grandia 2 is still the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxFl3kIUPdU

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#42

rjejr commented on The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Spills Several G...:

Of course it's coming out in June if they said first half of the year, nobody ever says "first half of the year" and has it come out in January now do they?.

Better than Ntinedo saying "spring" and having a game come out in August.

That top pic is jigsaw puzzle worthy. That's about as high a praise as I can give for a picture of scenery. Thinking about making it my PC desktop wallpaper actually.

Not a fan of western RPGs, I like my purple haired anime girls and bantering parties, but I Really think I'm going to have to play this one someday. Maybe NX will get the complete version? OK, maybe not.

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#43

rjejr commented on Uncharted 4 Plunders Popular Multiplayer Mode ...:

Almost on topic - my wife and I have been watching DC Legends of Tomorrow, and that quick animated clip of Drake has more life to it than the whole season of Captain Rip Hunter. Going into Firefly territory last week just further enhanced the greatness that is Captain Mal. And the greatness the is the Uncharted series, were the fake actors are more real than some real actors.

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#45

rjejr commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@JaxonH Like Starfox Zero? Or is 11/20/15 not enough of a date for you because it said "11", not "November"?

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And I don't know how you had't heard about that video, it was broadcast during the "Game Awards" in Dec 2015, Miyamoto was in it talking aobut Starfox as well. When asked if Starfox was releasing in 2015 he said "No problem" it would be out before Zelda. Well at least they got that part right.

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#46

rjejr commented on Spider-Senses Are Tingling Over a PS4 Exclusiv...:

@Punished_Boss_84 I think living to 90 is worth celebrating, and in the limelight her entire life. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie did more harm in 9 months than she's done in 90 years as a celebrity. She's practically the original reality tv star as she became Queen just as TV was getting started. And it's not like she created herself as a persona like PewDiePie, she was actually born that way. Well married into it, whatever, she's really a Queen. And without her we wouldn't have Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John as Knights.

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#48

rjejr commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@JaxonH "Well, they actually haven't given a release date for Zelda. They gave a target release year,"

At the E3 unveiling, yes, they gave a target year at the end. that's June so it's understandable. But when the developer of the game says - "Yes" in response to the question " Are you SURE that the game is coming out NEXT YEAR?" in December on a videotape for all to see his face and hear his voice, well that IS a release date. There was no hesitation, "Are you SURE?", he said "Yes." That's a release date, there was nothing "Tentative" about his response. . You can skip ahead to about 3:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypR03D1nISA

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#50

rjejr commented on Spider-Senses Are Tingling Over a PS4 Exclusiv...:

Spiderman: Homecoming, that isn't supposed to be an origin story, but a follow-up to his appearance in Captain America Civil War, hence Iron Man just announced being in it, same actor is playing Spiderman in both, so the 3rd Spiderman in 15 years or whatever its been. Due out July 17, 2017.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/robert-downey-jr-joins-spider-885829

So I guess I'd be more surprised if there weren't a game in the works, those games seem to pop up regularly. Seems about time for the next.