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  1. Agreed, loving mine too!  We had a blast with Dirt 5 and lately have been playing a silly game called Wreckfest.  Some racing but also lots of over-the-top demolition derby events, sometimes on riding lawnmowers or "sofa cars".  It's hilarious, dumb fun.


    About a week ago, I finished AC Valhalla after about 120 hours.  I see my friend online also playing it on his PS4, and it pains me to think how slooooow those loading times must be.  Ugh!  Last night I finished Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition and holy shit... what an amazing game!  I started a new game+ with Virgil and it's just so damn fun.  The eyecandy is incredible too.


    Next up, Resident Evil Village.  2022 should be a great year for more AAA titles too.

  2. Most of those will require a pretty heavy time investment, which makes it hard to pick one (for you).  While I happen to think Fallout 3 is one of the best games ever made, it'll take a while to play through.  I would pick Batman Arkham Asylum from your list.  Everyone really loved it (even me and I'm not a comic book guy) and it's not punishingly long.


    Based on your post though, I would recommend Rayman Origins or LittleBigPlanet.  Both are pure, simple fun.

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  3. This noob has never used Discord and knows nothing about it.  I have just about every major collection archived and the last few years, I've only seeded (not much else I want or need).  Still, I had several unused free tickets and always looked forward to the free torrents around Xmas-time.  Ah well, RIP Pleasuredome.

  4. Ha!  What a fucking joke.  No interest in Horse Farm??  You don't want to see Bibi and Tina's epic battle on the final Glue Factory level??


    I somewhat agree it looks like a huge mess, but not really.  Just business as usual.  I wouldn't say any ideas in this thread are wrong, but it seems like some are overthinking it.  People buy physical games, play them, and sell them.  I played through Ratchet & Clank over Labor Day weekend, got the platinum (only takes 10-15 hours), and though I won't be selling my copy I imagine a lot of people will - which of course will cause the price to fall.  Now is actually a great time to be picking up PS5 games.  I can't imagine paying $70 for some of these.

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  5. Indeed, excellent game and I'll watch your video at home this evening.  I had to check about the going price for Cannon Spike (on GameValueNow which shows $300 complete, haven't checked eBay) and wow, that's truly insane.  It seems like just yesterday DC games were $5-10 in the Blockbuster bargain bins.  Hell, even common early games like Dynamite Cop are almost $100 now?!!  That can't be right can it?


    I still have my original CS from bitd and it's a blast to play, but never would have expected it to become so valuable.  No one wanted it when it was current since everyone was gaga over PS2.  I suppose that's true for every underdog console over the years though.

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  6. I think both answers above are correct.  Lack of demand (while people wait to procure their consoles) and sure, likely many games being sold on eBay weren't obtained properly.


    I would also mention that we're now seeing the shovelware start to come.  Paying $70 for a title is daunting but now we are seeing games like Curved Space and Balan Wonderworld launching at $20.  Don't know much about them, but people who do own the console would be more likely to pick up a mediocre game at $20, just to have a new PS5 game to play.


    Heck, I know of at least 2 games that are only $10-$12 on Amazon right now:  Crazy Chicken Shooter Edition and Bibi and Tina at the Horse Farm.  I can't imagine anyone actually wanting to play those Wii-caliber turds, but someone must be buying that crap.

  7. I've been playing on an 11-year old 50" Samsung plasma, and I am elated that we are finally getting a new 65" LG OLED delivered tomorrow.


    4K and HDR are all going to be basically new to me.  Can't wait to finally see what this bad boy can do.  I plan to stop by Best Buy tonight and find a good 4K Blu-ray, something with a big "wow" factor.  So excited!!


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  8. I've had my PS5 for about a month now.  I was nearing the end of Cyberpunk 2077 when I received it, so I was able to play the final missions of the game and directly compare.  For starters, the SSD -is- drastically faster.  I keep being taken by surprise when I find myself looking away during loading screens, but the game is ready... waiting for me!  CP2077 is playable on a base PS4 but really pops and moves so much more fluidly on the PS5 (as expected of course).


    However, I do see @zzip's point in that the PS5 can feel more like a PS4 2.0 than some breathtaking, toe-curling new experience.  To that I would argue: unfortunately, none of us are ever going to see that kind of leap in technology on any console or game system ever again.  A "new generation of gameplay" sounds nice, but doesn't really mean much.  Smaller increments of fps and resolution are all we can expect, at least until some new type of viewing device (not a flat-screen panel) becomes the norm.


    Games I've played (or am playing) so far:

    Maneater - didn't know anything about this game and simply couldn't put it down once I started!

    Dirt 5 - needed an excellent racing game and it doesn't disappoint.  My stepson and I are having a blast with this.

    MK11 Ultimate - not the world's biggest MK fan but I needed a fighter too and MK11 looks amazing

    CoD Black Ops Cold War - been years since I've played a CoD.  Campaign is solid and looks great.  Don't touch online though.

    Sackboy - currently about 3/4 of the way through.  Very fun!

    Control Ultimate Edition - about 3/4 of the way through as well, sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating but happy I got it


    Next I'll be tackling Ratchet & Clank, RE8 and AC Valhalla.  Eager to check out the new Guilty Gear too, even though I'm not very good at it.  Dem grafix tho....  wow.  The DualSense controllers feel really comfortable to me and the 4K BD player is nice to have.  PS5 is a wonderful system and I love how quiet it is!

  9. That's exactly what they are doing.  Their original mission statement was more or less that they wanted to produce physical games for those that may have been lost digitally to time.  Rondo of Blood already has a physical release (at least two if you count the PCE Works reprint).  All of the Neo Geo games they keep churning out have physical releases.  All of the Star Wars bunk they crapped out have physical releases.  I supported them strongly when they started up but they've since become a joke of what (they claimed) they were all about.

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  10. Yea I hadn't considered the cost of international shipping.  Still, maybe it's best that a seller budgets ahead of time for shipping costs if he is selling a heavy or expensive item that will (or might) go overseas.


    I rarely sell anything on eBay but I have thought about eventually selling some games.  eBay is certainly looking worse and worse for that, I don't use Facebook and I'm not eager to try to sell locally...  so hopefully our beloved AA forums will be around if/when that day comes!  Otherwise I guess I'll have to be buried with all my Atari and Nintender tapes.

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  11. One thing I keep seeing mentioned is that sellers no longer have "immediate access" to money from a sale.  Surely, we've all had to deal with at least 1 shady/scammy/shitty seller on eBay over the years.  I think these changes (re: linked bank account) are going in the wrong direction, but to play devil's advocate:  Is it really that big of a problem that you don't get money immediately?  In the interest of protecting buyers from scammers and flaky sellers, surely it's ok if eBay holds the seller's money for a short time to make sure the transaction went as expected?  The only other solution I can think of is that eBay would require all sellers to put up some kind of deposit to sell there, which seems even worse.

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  12. I finally started C2077 about a week ago on my original PS4 with patch 1.22.  I'm happy I waited so that major bugs/glitches were addressed.  Right now I'm about 10 hours in, mostly roaming the map doing side quests and such while (mostly) holding off on the main story.  I'm playing on a 1080p tv but it's an impressive game and the graphics still amaze me.  I find myself just stopping to look around at Night City.  Yes, there are some minor glitches here and there but (fingers crossed) nothing game-breaking yet.

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  13. IIRC (has it really been 20+ years??), I had to completely restart CV after getting to a mini-boss battle in an airplane cargo hold at the end of the Disc 1.  I found myself stuck in that fight with no way to backtrack and completely out of ammo.  I just had to start over and be better about conserving ammo so that I could be ready for that fight.  The game was/is just so graphically beautiful that I didn't particularly mind, but those sort of game-stopping scenarios just don't crop up anymore - which I think is for the best.  I never played the GC version so perhaps they addressed the ammo issue.  Still a fantastic game and was a real showcase for the Dreamcast when it came out.

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