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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by clippa » January 7th, 2020, 2:19 pm

Thank you.
Well, I upgraded to windows 10 (hack, spit) on the computer downstairs and that's showing the prices on the nintendo site fine even on firefox. Works fine up here on chrome.

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It'll be the privacy/tracking options I've chosen in firefox, I'll have been a bit too heavy handed when setting that up. Tweets don't show in the resetera shmups thread up here neither, that'll probably be the cause of it all.

I'm not gonna worry about it. Will probably have to upgrade to windows 10 (hack, spit) anyway. They're phasing out support for it so it's probably time to bight the bullet, then I'll just do a fresh install of firefox and set it up from scratch.

I just followed this on the downstairs computer and upgraded for free - https://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-to- ... heres-how/

It was totally painless and carried over all my programs and files if anyone else is thinking of doing it.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Chopper » January 7th, 2020, 2:29 pm

You can install Xbox Game Pass for PC now ;)

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Alex79uk » January 7th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Magical_Isopod wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 11:49 pm
If I had to pick the best overall Mega Man series, I'd say X for sure - but only because it has more games than Legends.

X1 is basically perfect, and X2 is a damned good follow-up. X3 has some problems - probably a rushed release. X4 is... Fine. X5 is good, but really janky and the ending you get is completely RNG. X6 is one everyone hates, but I will defend til I die - probably the best soundtrack in the Mega Man series, period, and has some really cool art direction and themes. X7 is a joke. X8 is.... Fine.

But if you've NEVER played ANY Mega Man game, I'd suggest a starter kit of:
- Mega Man X
- Mega Man 7
- Mega Man Zero
- Mega Man ZX
- Mega Man Legends 2
Thanks! X actually has less games, just X 1-8 across both packs, whereas the classics has MM 1-10.

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Post by Magical_Isopod » January 7th, 2020, 5:18 pm

Yeah, but I strongly prefer the X games to the classic ones. Legends 1 and 2 are phenomenal, but there's only two of them. There are at least 6 MMX games I'd happily play through on a whim. The classic ones are... Fine? But with the exception of 7, 8 and 11, they're all NES style, which I don't really get on with.

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Post by Alex79uk » January 7th, 2020, 8:04 pm

You've lost me to be honest.

:lol:

My reply was just in response to you saying there was more games on the X collection than the classics one, but it's actually the other way around. When you say Legends, you are talking about the compilation of NES style games, right? I'm not sure what you mean when you say Legends is phenomenal but there's only two of them. Two packs? There are two yeah, and two X collection packs as well.

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Post by Magical_Isopod » January 8th, 2020, 12:14 pm

No, Mega Man Legends is another series entirely, released on the PS1. It's also on PS3 via PSN, and on PSP (but only in Japan). It's similar to 3D Zelda, though the first Mega Man Legends pre-dates Ocarina of Time by almost a year.

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Post by Alex79uk » January 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm

Magical_Isopod wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 12:14 pm
No, Mega Man Legends is another series entirely, released on the PS1. It's also on PS3 via PSN, and on PSP (but only in Japan). It's similar to 3D Zelda, though the first Mega Man Legends pre-dates Ocarina of Time by almost a year.
Ah! Makes sense now thanks :)

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Post by Chopper » January 10th, 2020, 9:17 am

Got burned slightly with two of my Jan sale purchases - Graveyard Keeper is in the new Humble (which I’d have bought if I hadn’t had it) and FrostPunk is coming to Game Pass.

Humble’s winter sale has just started and there are some good deals. Generation Zero (I know, but I’m convinced there’s a good game in there) is an historic low, but will it appear on a service soon? Probably a prime candidate.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Magical_Isopod » January 10th, 2020, 12:29 pm

Sundered: Eldritch Edition is free on Epic.
Headsnatchers is free on Humble Store.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by seansthomas » January 14th, 2020, 8:44 am

Astral Chain for under £21. Well worth it!

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-ho ... eals%2BLtd

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Post by dezm0nd » January 14th, 2020, 10:31 am

Argos have loads of 3ds games down to cheap prices. I picked up a few up this morning

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Post by Flabyo » January 14th, 2020, 10:37 am

You’re not kidding, some are down under 3 quid.

Of course I can guarantee most of what I want would already be out of stock, but it does look like a reasonable time to buy up Fire Emblem games.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Magical_Isopod » January 14th, 2020, 11:07 am

seansthomas wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 8:44 am
Astral Chain for under £21. Well worth it!

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-ho ... eals%2BLtd
It's already back up to 37 pounds, and they don't ship to Canada anyway. :| Maybe a pricing error? I want this hekkin game.

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Post by Alex79uk » January 14th, 2020, 11:15 am

Has anyone played The Messenger and Katana Zero? Wondering which you'd recommend if you could only get one of them. On the surface they look like very similar games. I loved Shovel Knight and Hollow Knight if that helps! Ta :)

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by chase210 » January 14th, 2020, 11:18 am

Magical_Isopod wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 11:07 am
seansthomas wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 8:44 am
Astral Chain for under £21. Well worth it!

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-ho ... eals%2BLtd
It's already back up to 37 pounds, and they don't ship to Canada anyway. :| Maybe a pricing error? I want this hekkin game.
Amazon actually price matched, I think they're out of stock. I also filled my boots on 3DS games.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Magical_Isopod » January 14th, 2020, 10:03 pm

Amazon don't price match here, but the trade-off is that Prime in Canada is significantly more lucrative than in other countries. It costs less, and there's no spending limit for free Prime shipping. I actually bought a single bag of salt and vinegar chips once, shipped free, same day.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Alex79uk » January 15th, 2020, 11:11 pm

Has anyone played Grip? It's the spiritual successor to Rollcage, which I absolutely loved on the PS1. I remember a lot of buzz about it before it came out and it getting middling reviews. Anyone here actually played it? I ask because it's only £8.99 on Switch at the moment.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » January 15th, 2020, 11:13 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Has anyone played Grip?
I have.

It's mediocre. Decent gamefeel, but underwhelming presentation and track design.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by Alex79uk » January 15th, 2020, 11:34 pm

Hmm thanks, I think I'll give it a skip in that case.

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Re: Videogame Deals

Post by dezm0nd » January 16th, 2020, 3:10 am

It's on gamepass or at least it was. Might be an idea?

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