The Ghostbusters Remastered game will be a physical exclusive at GameStop in North America

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  1. bobmcjr

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    With the exception of the Wii U, I would argue that single-platform exclusives are the primary purpose of consoles starting with 8th gen, given that they are all more or less off-the-shelf hardware architectures now. PS4 and Xbone are both AMD x86_64+GCN graphics, and the Switch is the Nvidia Shield Tablet 2. At least 7th gen and prior had interesting, unique hardware that justified its existence more.
     
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    I'm guessing EGS is grabbing as many exclusives as possible now to get as many users as possible before they can no longer afford to do this. This will not be sustainable for them and especially the cut they give to developers is massive. If they don't start dominating the market in a year or so then they'll have to make cuts that'll ultimately kill the store.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    I have never bought the gamestop are ripoffs thing (note its complete absence in my list above -- I was considering having a note on that as some people in these sorts of discussions bring it up but in the end I find it so ridiculous as to not warrant it). It we must though then it is the standard pawn shop model -- if you can't be bothered to sell it yourself (yard sales/car boot sales/swap meets don't have the biggest audience, and ebay, craigslist, facebook selling groups and such are horribly annoying to use) then you have the option to take the hit.

    "price should be"... no. Something is worth what someone else is willing to pay.

    That said unless it is something I really really want (hasn't happened in quite a few years at this point) then I go where the deals are at, and nobody does better than clueless mothers selling bundles of old consoles their kids never play on, and spurned lovers selling things their ex left behind.

    7th gen was pretty off the shelf from where I sat -- for all the talk of Cell it was nothing terribly special in the end, the GPUs for the PS360 were both higher but not high end directX9 cards and prior to that, even ignoring the original xbox, it was nothing too outrageous. Even before that things were fairly classic embedded hardware CPUs, though those at least could do things that the PC hardware of the day struggled with or could not throw enough CPU at to overcome it, or could be said to be geared for games (scrolling screens, much less parallax scrolling, and the approaches used to get many colours not being of the most use in spreadsheets and word processors).
     
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    And what if your both types?
     
  5. Izual Urashima

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    Pirating a game is the best way to test it. Both since demos are dead since years and were sometimes full of lies, and mostly since prerequisites are different from the demo (and sometimes from what is written), so you can check if your computer can run it. And yeah, sometimes, Can You Run It failed me, showing me some games as playable when it wasn't the case and vice-versa.

    Pirating a game is also the best way to actually see if the game is worth it. While the game will be a pass as long as it'll be exclusive to EGS (for obvious reasons), I may change my mind once it comes to Steam and if my PC can handle it. And that's without touching the cost/quality issues, but these may vary so I'll leave it to personal appreciation.

    So yeah, I'm gonna pirate it. And yeah, I'm declaring it in the hopes this way of actually testing the games before buying them blindly spreads to more people. Because paying is how we support good games, and people's money is becoming less and less each passing year.
     
  6. DAZA

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    With Ghostbusters just having its 35Th anniversary last month america seems to be getting a lot with the new 4K Remaster Blu-ray and now the game... where does the UK get the love in all of this?!?
     
  7. Bladexdsl

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    PAH if you can call it 4k
     
  8. guisadop

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    Damn, this is probably bad news for gamers in other places (like Latin America) which usually import physical copies from America and Canada. Less availability will probably result in higher prices.
     
  9. brunocar

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    so thats why they took the original down from steam :P
     
  10. Hells Malice

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    Cue people crying about gamestop for literally no reason. It's a gamestop exclusive because it's an old movie game no one cares about. Physical releases cost money, there's no point doing them for less popular games. Gamestop probably funded physical copies because obviously those benefit it and digital don't. They must think the physical copies will sell where the publisher didn't. Welcome to the world of business kids.

    Epic exclusive is almost a meme at this point this point though. It's likely some shittier publishers go to Epic because they only see cheaper costs and think Fortnite's massive population has any bearing on the Epic Game Store...it doesn't.
     
  11. Bimmel

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    What you're gonna call? Fuck-Gamestop!
     
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    If your a collector than some Gamestop exclusives went up in value as soon as they were release due to limited print run. I remember Katamari Reroll on the nsw selling for crazy prices untill a second reprint.
     
  13. OneForAll

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    So I'm guessing that it in Australia, it will be exclusive to EB Games?
    Because if so. We're screwed.
     
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    I bet you support companies like CD Project Red even though they treat their employees like shit. I also bet you 'enjoy' minecraft now because everyone else does. Sheep
     
  15. Bladexdsl

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    bah we'll be lucky to even get a physical release here
     
  16. Silent_Gunner

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    More like pointless outside of Nintendo if you ask me.
     
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    Anyone knows if they will reincorporate the multiplayer?
     
  18. Izual Urashima

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    Congrats, you made me laugh.
     
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    Please, find me a report of CD Projekt Red treating their employees like shit.
     
  20. phonz

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    Does anybody know if this re-release will have the Co-Op that the Wii version of the original release had?
    It was crazy that only the Wii got a coop mode at the time and I would love to actually play it with a friend this time.
     
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