It’s May 3, 2017 & It’s Finally Here! (Taeyeon Vol. 1 – My Voice Fine Version & I Got Love Version)

What I thought was a couple of days from my posters arrival turned into a couple of months.  I contacted Yesasia about not receiving the other half of my shipment & they did a reshipment.  Usually it doesn’t take this long for something to arrive from them.  Anyways, if you forgot what it was, here it is.

It’s Taeyeon Vol. 1 – My Voice.  Her first full solo album.  I brought both versions.  The one on the left is the I Got Love version & the right is the Fine version.  I think the difference between the 2 versions is the cover & the attached photobook.  For songs, there is no difference.  However, it seems that the record company wants you to buy both as the spine for both “books” makes it complete.

The words “My Voice” fits nicely together.  Although the words bends over on the other side, it makes the spine of the books to look better.

While I finally got these CDs, there is a deluxe version out now.  While I was waiting, that new version upsets me.  It has 3 additional songs & 1 of the songs is 1 that I want.  Cause of that, I brought that.  But I won’t get it anytime soon since I got it ordered with a preorder item.  So, I should get that next month if things got smoothly.

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Atlus Softens Up Persona 5 Gameplay Videos & Streaming Restrictions

A couple of weeks back when Atlus released Persona 5 outside of Japan, they set up some streaming restrictions for the game.  If you don’t remember what they are, it was basically you can’t stream past 7/7 (July 7) & some other parts like character transformations, endings of dungeons, etc.  If you did that, you risk getting a copyright/content strike or account suspension.  The idea is to enjoy the game without being spoiled by the internet.

Today, Atlus decided to loosen up the restrictions a bit due to the large negative response.  The restriction is now set to 11/19 which is the start of the final act in the main story according to Atlus.  Although the date has been extended, the other restrictions in the middle seems to be the same as nothing is mentioned about them.  Also, the PS4 sharing function is still disabled.

With the restriction being near the game end, I don’t think this will do much for some people.  One reason is that some people have completed the game already.  Unless you start the game late, I don’t see some people that completed the game to stream it now.  They know the story & ending, so they may not want to go though it again.  The ones that will stream it will probably be the ones that have yet started.  If they are people like me that haven’t completed the game yet but is currently playing it, they probably won’t stream the middle part of the game.

Another reason is the PS4 sharing still being disabled.  Unless you have an external device to do it, some people may not invest into this idea.

In the end, the restriction lift is pretty useless.  Just enjoy the game.

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April 11, 2016’s Haul Will Make Me Go Pro (Playstation 4 Pro)

Well, it won’t make me MLG or a pro gamer.  But it took me time to actually get this.  Because I need it to play this.

So my order from Amazon via Marketplace came today.  It’s the Playstation 4 Pro.  Brought it with a bunch of Amazon gift cards & found at a bit of a cheaper price.  It was $30 cheaper.  Better than nothing.  Still need to pay a bit of cash for it.  Looking it up close, the thing isn’t as big as I thought.  The box at least.

I don’t know if I will be setting this up today.  My house is changing service providers for TV, landline phone, & internet.  So no point in me setting it up now until the tech guys gets here & finish the jobs.  Also, I need to see if I have a HDI cable around the house.  I know the PS4 Pro comes with a HDMI cable, but I need more 1 since I’m connecting the console to a amplifier sound system which then connects to the TV.  I can’t leave the house to buy a cable if I don’t have one since I need to wait for the tech guys & stay while their around.  Plus, I need to redo my router & devices to get them back online.

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Atlus Gets Strict On Persona 5 Gameplay Videos & Streaming

On the day of release for Persona 5, Atlus wants everyone to enjoy the game.  At some level.  Atlus has put some rules out from the bosses from Japan HQ (from what they say) for Persona 5.  The rules are here.

Long story short, Atlus doesn’t want you to stream or put gameplay videos up for Persona 5.  The main part about it is not to go past the game’s date of July 7.  Before that is okay with some limitations.  Also talking about it is limited as well.  The main reason is to not spoil the game’s story.  Basically Atlus wants people to enjoy the game themselves.  Failure to obey the rules can lead to content ID strike or getting your account banned.

Personally, I think the rules have some good & bad.  The good thing is avoid spoilers on the net & enjoy the game yourself.  Bad thing about it is probably a marketing standpoint.  Limiting the spoilers is practically having let’s players giving Atlus free advertisement on the game & “forcing” people to buy the game & probably a PS3 or PS4 console if the viewer doesn’t have one.

In reality, Atlus cannot catch everyone.  As I type, there are videos up & coming up where people have broken the rules.  There are so many people working for Atlus versus millions of let’s players.  Atlus has done this before for the Japanese release to prevent spoilers going outside of Japan.  They have content strike people & they did that before for Persona 4 Dancing All Night for the music.  For sure, Atlus will hunt & watch out for people breaking the rules.

However, I don’t believe it’s a permanent thing.  This is most likely a timed thing.  After a few months, the rules will be removed after a good chuck of people have completed the game.  It’s only a matter of when.  For me, I won’t be streaming.  But I was hoping to watch let’s play of the game in English since I will play the game in Japanese.

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Persona 5 DLC Schedule Up On Official Website

A few days ago Atlus has put up a DLC list & schedule for the PS3 & PS4 game Persona 5 on the official site.  It includes the price of the DLC & content.  There are some free DLCs on the list.  Looking at the list, it seems to be the exact same as the Japanese release.  Nothing missing.

For me, I’m gonna grab almost all the DLCs.  At least the free ones for sure.  A lot of it is just costumes with an special item & additional music.  I’ll probably grab some of them at a later date or lower price as they will most likely be in a 2nd or 3rd play through.  That is if I can get past the 100 hour mark.

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Persona 5, Persona 5, PERSONA 5! AHHHH!!!! (Persona 5 Take Your Heart Premium Edition)

I was waiting out on a different haul which I thought was coming very soon, but to my surprise it hasn’t yet.  Instead, I get this which makes me scream like a high school girl meeting her idol.

My preorder from Best Buy arrived on day 1 of release.  It’s Persona 5 for the PS4 by Altus.  This is the Premium Edition of the game which is called Take Your Heart.  The game is available for PS3, a console I own, but I decided to got the PS4 route for better performance & visuals for this stylish game.  Yet, I don’t have a PS4.  So it’s time to get one.  All this time, I was waiting out for something for the PS4 Pro.  Waiting out on a price drop, sale, hardware refreshing, colour, etc.  Yet, nothing happened.  I’m going to wait it out this week to see if there are any sales.  If not, full price it is.

Anyways, the LE for this game has a CD OST, artbook, a SteelBook for the game disc, a school bag, & a 4″ Morgana plush.  All in a nice magnetic box.  If the PS3 version had a LE, I would have gone for that.  Instead, the LE is only PS4.  Thus another reason I went PS4.

Time to go PS4 Pro hunting!  AHHHH!!!!

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Altus Unboxes Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition

A few days ago, Altus posted an unboxing video for Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition for PS4.  There are other people/companies out there that have unboxing videos for this LE as well, but some of them (mainly the regular people like us) got the game much early due to some stores breaking the street date.  Anyways, the “best” video is the one from the company that published the game.  Here’s the video below:

The contents & presentation for the LE is pretty nice.  As the video mentions, this is probably the best LE that Atlus (USA at least) has released.  Catherine is the second best that I can think of personally.  I got this LE preordered already for a long time & it’s really worth the wait.  I just need a PS4 to play it & that should be coming next month.  I just need to buy it.

P5 is coming out next week & it has been a long time coming.  It has been a long time since the game released in Japan & avoiding spoilers from the net has been accomplished.  The hype for this game has been fading a bit for me since the long wait.  Also, I’ve yet to start Persona 4 Golden. Persona 4 Dancing All Night doesn’t count.  Starting P4G now won’t have me completing it before P5 releases here.  Skipping work, sleep, & eating won’t do me any good.  Nevertheless, I’m still excited for P5 to come here & getting that LE in my hands soon.

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