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  1. 2 hours ago, wavey said:


    Nice one, same here! Apologies if this has been discussed to death, but for the UK what kind of time frame is it from getting a tracking number to delivery? (I'm not even sure which country they're being sent from!)


    I got my email last Monday, ordered ASAP and received the unit on Friday

  2. 30 minutes ago, Calashnikov said:

    Actual reason: in the hope that they’d bung us some good games per month. Looks like they’ve all been papped to expensive new tiers though.


    "Well that month was shite, maybe next month"


    ...3 years later...


  3. On 25/06/2022 at 20:13, Azrael said:

    Not a "Great game idea" but going to suggest something that's in very bad taste but without googling it i reckon there probably already are some along these lines out there. Basically a GTA style game where you play as a school shooter. So you have to source weapons, scout out the location and security etc then carry out the shooting and plan your escape/arrest/suicide. You could have different difficulty settings based on the country you select. So a US based level will have thousands of guns readily available to you but would run the risk of armed police or other school shooters, a level based in the UK might limit you to basic farm shotguns etc. No sane developer would ever make such a game (and rightfully so) but would probably sell well... 




  4. 3 hours ago, Uzi said:

    Even Sony themselves seem to know the Premium tier is more of a streaming sell rather than retro. Whether they are right or wrong, they seem to think the majority of their audience don't really give a fuck about the PS1/PS2 library and I doubt they will go out of their way to bolster it. 


    You'd think Sony have done a fair bit of research on why their customers want PS5 / PS+ and it's not generally to play PS1 games.


  5. 23 minutes ago, bradigor said:

    This may have been answered and I may have already asked the question myself... but here we go. 


    My replacement 1TB card is coming today, I have installed a bunch of stuff on my 512. Now if for example I have Grid Autosport on my 512, can I just install it again on my 1TB and have it on both? Or do I need to delete it from my 512, before it allows me to install to the 1TB? If that makes sense.


    The reason I ask, is that if I get the 1TB to work this time around, I will then format the 512 so it is empty and use it for emulation or Windows. But I don't want to wipe it until I know my new card works. 


    Don't have a steamdeck yet, but couldn't you duplicate the 512 card using something like usbimager onto the 1tb, then extend the partition on the 1tb so it fills the disk (not sure what partition type SD uses) using eg gparted on linux.


  6. 16 minutes ago, Chooch said:

    I ordered the 512gb model on 17 July (08:46) so I assume I'm going to get my email fairly shortly.  I'm not sure I want it - Would it be easy to pass on or buy on someone's behalf?


    I'm 16 July 18:41 for the 512gb & no email yet so you might have a way to go.


  7. 1 hour ago, Ry said:

    Sony have stopped the ability to redeem codes for PSplus. Confirmed over at ERA. 


    It's not going down well as you can imagine. Sony really are being a shower of cunts so far this gen.


    Good job my ps plus is valid until Oct 2024 😁

  8. 2 hours ago, Ferine said:

    Historically there hasn't been an obvious limit on PlayStation subscription stacking. You could pre-pay for Plus up to 2030 if you really wanted to.


    Rather than them deciding to drastically change their policy without notice – which would carry potential legal ramifications, I imagine – it seems far more likely that something's gone wrong with the redemption system as they make backend changes.


    Yes that sounds reasonable, also I hope this wheeze works as I have ps+ up to 2024 and have just jumped on the ps now train with a 3 month sub.

  9. 11 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

    Well no, the people buying Steam Decks are buying them to play their Steam games.


    But then some will also be using them to play Nintendo games. It’s not that hard to follow if you just read it a little bit more slowly next time.


    I suppose with the small selection available on Steam getting Switch games on the snide is understandable.

  10. 23 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

    However I think the Deck will be a boon for people who don’t want to deal with a Switch, it’s joycons or pay full price for first-party Nintendo releases. I don’t think it will make a noticeable difference to Nintendo’s bottom line but there will be plenty of people pirating these games who simply wouldn’t buy a Switch anyway.

    Don’t want to pay for Nintendo games but will pay £350+ for a device to ponce them on 😄

  11. 3 minutes ago, rgraves said:


    You think MS are 'turning a blind eye' to that, lol. How amateur do you think they are? It's all planned in, it's not some 'mistake' we're all secretly in on (but they've not spotted yet so shhhhh lads). They know that bringing you into the ecosystem is well worth it for them even at that level (see the fact that a member spends more with them in the data above). The idea it's costing them and they are just totally carrying on and ignorning it, is mental. Corps like that *pore* over the data, they know what's going on. They know more about your buying habits than you do in all likelihood.


    "bringing you into the ecosystem" = building market share, that's exactly what I'm saying FFS!


  12. 8 minutes ago, rgraves said:


    At a guess, fewer machines that those owned by gamers who think "christ I've got a load of good stuff and I've saved loads, so absolutely I can splash out for something as good as Elden Ring".


    MS presented data on this really recently - they officially said that folks with GP seem to spend more time playing games, and spend more in the process - I can't fathom why this is continually ignored by people who apprently seem to know the business and financials better than MS themselves. Like this is some long-term philantropic venture they are on purely for the good of gamers who never spend any money with them.








    It's also well worth realising, that even just a "GP box" is value add for MS - 25 millions subscribers at even $5 a month gives you a $125m a month  ($1.5bn a year) warchest to work with even if you sell absolutely nothing else at all to them.


    That's unsurprising, taking the mean average. Highest spenders will have XGP AND spend a lot outside that.


    As for why would MS subsidize it, you obviously haven't seen how other large companies will take a loss on parts of their business to establish market share.

    I'm particularly thinking of them turning a blind eye to the gold conversion, which I've used myself. You would expect just like Netflix making noises about account sharing that this will end at some point.


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