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Thanks. I have no experience with KH, but I am processing some serious stuff in my life right now, and I felt like I needed something lighthearted and childlike/innocent as a break from that. The KH fans tell me I should play all the previous games first, but I can't be bothered with that. They tell me that if I'm not going to play the previous games, the least I could do is watch a video recap of the story. I tried to do that but quickly got bored with all of the nonsensical twists and turns. It seemed like a lot of overly convoluted nonsense. So, I'm going to play the game without understanding anything about the backstory. That'll probably detract from my enjoyment, but I don't care. I'll let you know what I think. I'm not sure if anyone else here has played it. I'll have to check for a thread.
I love that attitude and is the way I would look at it if I was to play it.
 
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If anyone cares about lifetime PS3 sales, Sony just reported on them in their recent financials. "More than 87.4 million," as of March 2017. From what I hear, last official numbers for the 360 were 84 m. But, as I say whenever this subject comes up, the 360 and PS3 were neck and neck, and arguing about which one "won" the generation is silly. Wolf or someone else usually points out Wii beat them both, which is also true.
Knowing MS, they will never give us the final numbers for the 360 nor the Xbox One. Oh well.
 

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If anyone cares about lifetime PS3 sales, Sony just reported on them in their recent financials. "More than 87.4 million," as of March 2017. From what I hear, last official numbers for the 360 were 84 m. But, as I say whenever this subject comes up, the 360 and PS3 were neck and neck, and arguing about which one "won" the generation is silly. Wolf or someone else usually points out Wii beat them both, which is also true.
Yeah, I mean I would say PS3 won if you put a gun to my head simply because it launched a year later so that means they basically won the time they were actually competing with each other but when all is said and done it really was a wash and frankly as much damage as the PS3 did to Sony financially I think it'd be hard to call that a win regardless of how many consoles sold, same with he 360 and RROD.

As far as the heavy stuff you mentioned you are going through in the other post, I hope whatever it is that it takes a turn for the better and gets sorted out soon.
 
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As far as the heavy stuff you mentioned you are going through in the other post, I hope whatever it is that it takes a turn for the better and gets sorted out soon.
Thanks, man. My dog died, and I quit my job. Neither are bad as they sound, though. I know there's an afterlife for animals, and I know she's okay. My main feeling is love and gratitude, but of course I feel a lot of sadness, too. I get very close to my dogs. So it hurt to lose her, at least in physical form.

As for quitting the job, that's a good thing, because I'm retiring in 2 months. I'm excited about that, because it means exploring new parts of myself and life, opening a new chapter. But it's also a big change and kind of sad, because I've been at my company for 20+ years and will miss a number of the people I work with.

I tend to be an over-thinker, so I'm doing lots of reading, watching, thinking, pondering, and feeling, related to both those subjects. It's all good, but it can get a little heavy and tiring sometimes. It's one reason I steered away from Days Gone and toward a game like KH3. I'm looking for a little pleasant distraction, rather than a world that is constantly trying to kill me. :txbsmile:
 
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Thanks, man. My dog died, and I quit my job. Neither are bad as they sound, though. I know there's an afterlife for animals, and I know she's okay. My main feeling is love and gratitude, but of course I feel a lot of sadness, too. I get very close to my dogs. So it hurt to lose her, at least in physical form.

As for quitting the job, that's a good thing, because I'm retiring in 2 months. I'm excited about that, because it means exploring new parts of myself and life, opening a new chapter. But it's also a big change and kind of sad, because I've been at my company for 20+ years and will miss a number of the people I work with.

I tend to be an over-thinker, so I'm doing lots of reading, watching, thinking, pondering, and feeling, related to both those subjects. It's all good, but it can get a little heavy and tiring sometimes. It's one reason I steered away from Days Gone and toward a game like KH3. I'm looking for a little pleasant distraction, rather than a world that is constantly trying to kill me. :txbsmile:
If you quit, and you are retiring in 2 months, wouldn’t that really make you retired now? 😀
 

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If you quit, and you are retiring in 2 months, wouldn’t that really make you retired now? 😀
lol. Maybe. I'll have to check. :laugh: ... What I meant was that I gave my 60 day notice.
 
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Ah got it!

Unless I am missing something from when you posted your age, you are rather young to retire. Will be at least 20 more years before I retire.
I'm 57, so yeah, it's an early retirement. I'm fortunate to be able to do that. I know I want to be completely retired for at least a year or two. I'm not sure what happens after that. I can't see that far ahead.

I'll probably end up relocating, which will be another big change. I'm in the deep south now, which is wonderful in some ways but not so great in others. I'd like to find a place that suits me a little better -- bigger city, farther north, less trad-con, with more stuff to do and some mountains to drive/hike. Looking at east TN at the moment.
 
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I'm 57, so yeah, it's an early retirement. I'm fortunate to be able to do that. I know I want to be completely retired for at least a year or two. I'm not sure what happens after that. I can't see that far ahead.

I'll probably end up relocating, which will be another big change. I'm in the deep south now, which is wonderful in some ways but not so great in others. I'd like to find a place that suits me a little better -- bigger city, farther north, less trad-con, with more stuff to do and some mountains to drive/hike. Looking at east TN at the moment.
Let me know if you make it to TN. Would love to stop by on my south travels!
 
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Thanks, man. My dog died, and I quit my job. Neither are bad as they sound, though. I know there's an afterlife for animals, and I know she's okay. My main feeling is love and gratitude, but of course I feel a lot of sadness, too. I get very close to my dogs. So it hurt to lose her, at least in physical form.

As for quitting the job, that's a good thing, because I'm retiring in 2 months. I'm excited about that, because it means exploring new parts of myself and life, opening a new chapter. But it's also a big change and kind of sad, because I've been at my company for 20+ years and will miss a number of the people I work with.

I tend to be an over-thinker, so I'm doing lots of reading, watching, thinking, pondering, and feeling, related to both those subjects. It's all good, but it can get a little heavy and tiring sometimes. It's one reason I steered away from Days Gone and toward a game like KH3. I'm looking for a little pleasant distraction, rather than a world that is constantly trying to kill me. :txbsmile:
Sorry to hear about your pup, that's always a hard thing to go through but at least you got to spend the time she had in life with her :) out of the hundreds of millions of people in this country you were lucky enough to be the one that got to have her in your life and that's a great thing. The pain wouldn't be there if the joy and love weren't there first :)

Congrats on the retirement, that's awesome that you get to do it well before you actually "have to" now you can enjoy your life without having to be tied to one place even if you did enjoy the people there. You can always keep in touch with them outside of work occasionally so at least they aren't gone forever.
 
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Sorry to hear about your pup, that's always a hard thing to go through but at least you got to spend the time she had in life with her :) out of the hundreds of millions of people in this country you were lucky enough to be the one that got to have her in your life and that's an great thing. The pain wouldn't be there if the joy and love weren't there first :)

Congrats on the retirement, that's awesome that you get to do it well before you actually "have to" now you can enjoy your life without having to be tied to one place even if you did enjoy the people there. You can always keep in touch with them outside of work occasionally so at least they aren't gone forever.
Thanks, JinCA. Appreciate it. :)
 
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Thanks, man. My dog died, and I quit my job. Neither are bad as they sound, though. I know there's an afterlife for animals, and I know she's okay. My main feeling is love and gratitude, but of course I feel a lot of sadness, too. I get very close to my dogs. So it hurt to lose her, at least in physical form.

As for quitting the job, that's a good thing, because I'm retiring in 2 months. I'm excited about that, because it means exploring new parts of myself and life, opening a new chapter. But it's also a big change and kind of sad, because I've been at my company for 20+ years and will miss a number of the people I work with.

I tend to be an over-thinker, so I'm doing lots of reading, watching, thinking, pondering, and feeling, related to both those subjects. It's all good, but it can get a little heavy and tiring sometimes. It's one reason I steered away from Days Gone and toward a game like KH3. I'm looking for a little pleasant distraction, rather than a world that is constantly trying to kill me. :txbsmile:
Sorry for your loss :(
Enjoy the retirement.
 
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UK weekly sales, physical only:

1 Days Gone
2 Mortal Kombat 11
3 FIFA 19
4 Red Dead Redemption 2
5 Tom Clancy's The Division 2
6 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
8 Forza Horizon 4
9 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

10 World War Z

"Sony's Days Gone comfortably beat Mortal Kombat 11 in the UK boxed games charts.

Its launch week physical sales are 27% lower than last year's PS4 exclusive action adventure God of War. It is actually a decent performance when you consider this is a new IP - and the review scores for this new game have not been as impressive as last year's multi-award winning effort.

Mortal Kombat 11 had to settle for No.2 as a result. The game's debut performance is 43.6% smaller than 2015's Mortal Kombat X...."
 
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Days Gone becomes the best-selling game for April in the UK, in only five days time

The March 31 through April 27 Top 10:

1 Days Gone – NEW
2 Mortal Kombat 11 – NEW
3 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
4 FIFA 19
5 Red Dead Redemption 2
6 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7 Yoshi’s Crafted World
8 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
9 World War Z - NEW
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0 New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe


https://www.neogaf.com/threads/days...ril-in-the-uk-in-only-five-days-time.1479664/
 

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Days Gone becomes the best-selling game for April in the UK, in only five days time

The March 31 through April 27 Top 10:

1 Days Gone – NEW
2 Mortal Kombat 11 – NEW
3 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
4 FIFA 19
5 Red Dead Redemption 2
6 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7 Yoshi’s Crafted World
8 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
9 World War Z - NEW
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0 New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe


https://www.neogaf.com/threads/days...ril-in-the-uk-in-only-five-days-time.1479664/
Glad WWZ is on there for a smaller game. The game is solid. I still have to get back at it, but been busy with Days Gone.
 
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Yeah, no way this game is a 6. I can understand 7, but not below that. I'd give it an 8 at least, so far (although I'm only a couple hours in).
 

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UK physical sales for the week:
  1. Days Gone
  2. Mortal Kombat 11
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. The Division 2
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  9. Forza Horizon 4
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/05/uk_sales_charts_days_gone_is_number_one_for_third_week_running
I represent one of those GTA 5s, well, for the US numbers anyway. I finally found it on sale for 20 bucks on XBL. I have the 360 version, but wanted to get the upgraded one. I'm a bit sad they didn't do a 4k update for the X, but otherwise it still looks incredible. I love all the cinematic DoF and I have completely forgotten how fantastic the game is.

I usually play the good guy, but for some reason GTA makes it impossible not lay down Haymakers on random passers-by. This game consistently draws an involuntary smile on my face. So good...
 

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I represent one of those GTA 5s, well, for the US numbers anyway. I finally found it on sale for 20 bucks on XBL. I have the 360 version, but wanted to get the upgraded one. I'm a bit sad they didn't do a 4k update for the X, but otherwise it still looks incredible. I love all the cinematic DoF and I have completely forgotten how fantastic the game is.

I usually play the good guy, but for some reason GTA makes it impossible not lay down Haymakers on random passers-by. This game consistently draws an involuntary smile on my face. So good...
Did you know some people actually play the game by following the rules of the road? Stopping at stop lights, staying far enough behind the car in front of them, driving at the pace of traffic. Like a sim. I watched two different streams on Twitch a few weeks ago and saw it on both streams.

Hell, I can't even do that in Forza Horizon. I have tried. I take turns, stop at stop signs,....then I was like f*** this s***.....hard left and off the cliff I go smashing every tree in sight.

GTAV, I run over and into everyone!
 

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Which puts it only 8.05 million ahead of the Vita and 8.126 [sic] million ahead of the Xbox One.
Yeah, I was wondering how long it took Switch to pass the Xbox One totals in Japan. Probably a couple of weeks, lol.
 

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No surprise here, but EA has admitted that Anthem did not meet sales expectations.
 

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Yeah, I was wondering how long it took Switch to pass the Xbox One totals in Japan. Probably a couple of weeks, lol.
I think if you picked the single largest retailer in Japan (or at least, the one that sold the most Switches), it could have passed the XB1 with just their first day's pre-order volume. Maybe hours or minutes, depending on if they pre-announced when they'd accept pre-orders.
 
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I think if you picked the single largest retailer in Japan (or at least, the one that sold the most Switches), it could have passed the XB1 with just their first day's pre-order volume. Maybe hours or minutes, depending on if they pre-announced when they'd accept pre-orders.
Yeah, probably true...