The Last of Us Remastered gets cheaper, refunds coming for pre-orders

The Last of Us Remastered received a small price drop over the weekend, and Sony has assured those who pre-ordered that a refund is coming for the difference.

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The Last of Us Remastered received a small price drop for the digital version over the weekend, leading to some consternation among fans who had pre-ordered it at the higher price. Sony has responded by assuring them they'll be receiving a refund for the difference.

The pre-order on the official store had been set at $59.99. Over the weekend it dropped to $49.99, and some people claimed they had been told they wouldn't be given a refund. Sony's Adam Boyes responded on Twitter that a $10 refund would be coming within 5-7 days.

The Last of Us Remastered will include the game, all of the DLC, and commentary from the cast and developers. It's due on July 29.

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    June 23, 2014 8:35 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Last of Us Remastered gets cheaper, refunds coming for pre-orders.

    The Last of Us Remastered received a small price drop over the weekend, and Sony has assured those who pre-ordered that a refund is coming for the difference.

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      June 23, 2014 9:25 AM

      Just go down $10 more and I'll buy it!

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      June 23, 2014 9:33 AM

      Was it just a rumour that owners of the game on PS3 will get a discount?

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      June 23, 2014 9:35 AM

      I take it someone from Sony saw this bradsh thread?

      http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=32059421#item_32059421

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        June 23, 2014 3:51 PM

        God that was such a dumb thread. His reply to me:

        "I've seen the videos and screenshots and read on what the enhancements are. It's a screen resolution increase with texture resolution increase. Shadow resolution increase. Cinematic models for in game amounts to a polygon resolution increase - this sounds a little ridiculous but you have to realize these models all have the same source, they used a tool to lower the resolution the same way you would create models for LOD.

        They essentially did nothing to actually remaster the game, it's just using higher numbers on the source materials. There's nothing new."

        He lists all of the new stuff and then concludes by saying there is no new stuff. Clearly its not enough for him, but that's his problem. I will enjoy re-experiencing the game again!

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      June 23, 2014 10:08 AM

      Your welcome.

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      June 23, 2014 2:31 PM

      Forgive my ignorance, I'm old and am not up to speed on these digital orders. I can save $10 by buying a digital copy through the official store, but obviously I can't trade it in when I finish it? Seems like a huge disadvantage if so. Target gave me about $40 for my trade in of Infamous a few weeks ago. I never play console games again after finishing them (sports games excluded).

      Never played this on PS3, seems like a must buy for my PS4.

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        June 23, 2014 3:01 PM

        Buying a digital game that is available as a physical disc is always a waste of money. No idea why people do it, I've saved so much money via trade-ins.

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          June 23, 2014 3:05 PM

          because i support game developers YOU THIEVES

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            June 23, 2014 4:11 PM

            I hear you and respect your ethical standpoint. But I just got Watchdogs on PS4 and spent all of 45 minutes playing it before I realized I don't really enjoy this game. I can go out and get $39 trade in credit at Best Buy. That's a lot of money coming out of my pocket to support the devs...and I thought the publishers are the ones truly benefiting anyways since the devs are salaried, overworked and then laid off ultimately.

            Same thing has been happening with Snowboards and online retailers...support your local shop and pay way more money with zero guarantee...use it once, you own it, tough luck. Mega online outdoor gear places guarantee you'll like it or your full money back in 90 days, used and abused, doesn't matter. I felt incredibly guilty buying from these online stores instead of supporting local. But shit man...that's the way capitalism works. Better services for the consumer should win. (Sorry for off topic snowboard rant, felt it applied somewhat to the ethical dilemma of supporting the devs).

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              June 23, 2014 5:52 PM

              Yeah I have plenty of games that I played only one or two hours of , I feel like a 15 min time trial demo should be offered on all games. I think that's fair and requires no time for devs to support

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          June 23, 2014 3:06 PM

          Just depends on your diet. I don't buy games that I intend to get rid of, but that tilts me towards certain genres and away from others.

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          June 23, 2014 3:08 PM

          You pay for the convienence nce of not having to leave your house or having to get up to change discs.

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            June 23, 2014 3:17 PM

            Except you have to wait much longer for the download than it would take to leave your house and just buy it. Also, Lol at changing discs. God damn how lazy can you get.

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              June 23, 2014 3:21 PM

              I can download several gigs in a few minutes.

              I don't think its unreasonable to consider being able to task switch on a computer/console without having to change physical media. Its not laziness, its just that this isn't 2006 anymore and I want my console to have modern convienences.

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              June 23, 2014 3:21 PM

              If it pre downloads part of it then it's done and unlocked in theory the minute it gets released. Even if it doesn't it usually only takes 1-3 hours to download a game and often times the stores are closed anyway.

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              June 23, 2014 3:23 PM

              That depends on your internet pipe and how far you live from a retail store! I can download a 40GB game in about 40 minutes. Plus you need to add on the time it takes to install the game from disc to the HD.

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          June 23, 2014 3:11 PM

          I'll pay a premium to never have to change a disk.

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            June 23, 2014 3:20 PM

            a $30 premium? YOU PEOPLE ARE INSANE

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              June 23, 2014 3:31 PM

              My wife plays old games all the time too. She plays the Katamaris on 360 and PS3 and Fable 1 through the year every year. I don't trade stuff in until a console is dead anyway. Fuck Gamestop, I hope they die off.

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          June 23, 2014 3:12 PM

          yup, one of the reasons if I buy a game around the time it comes it its usually console as thats the financially smarter thing to do.

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          June 23, 2014 3:12 PM

          I know this will come off as a fat lazy american comment... but swapping discs sucks. This is why nobody buys PC software on disc anymore. Also, I personally dislike the used game market model.

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          June 23, 2014 3:19 PM

          so if a crazed homeless man broke into your house with a gun and put it to your head and asked you why people buy a digital copy and you better answer correctly you would say "I DONT KNOW!?!?!" and he would blow your head off?

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          June 23, 2014 3:26 PM

          I know why people do it, I just don't. It's almost always cheaper up front, and like you said, trade in makes a huge difference too. Hell, with the Gamers Club unlocked at Best Buy, I've traded stuff in for more than I paid for it.

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          June 23, 2014 3:27 PM

          You only get decent deals from trade-ins if it's a recent title. Gamestop offered to buy my copy of Killzone 2 for 25 cents a few years ago. If you plan to get rid of a new game after you beat it you might as well just rent it.

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            June 23, 2014 4:17 PM

            Tried gamefly several times. Game usually winds up sitting on shelf far too long cause it's not really the game I wanted to play and everything else was "long wait". Only a handful of games interested in renting and they are usually out of stock and long wait.

            I kind of miss going to blockbuster video and picking up games immediately to rent for a night or two for $6 though. They were pretty good with new release games.

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            June 23, 2014 6:04 PM

            Maybe you are new to trade-in's, but I don't get less than $20 for most titles within a year of release. Usually I get more thanks to promotions gamestop constantly runs.

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          June 23, 2014 3:52 PM

          I do whatever I can to get games completely off of slow ass optical discs.

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          June 23, 2014 4:00 PM

          I never trade in. I like replaying old games, also screw disc swapping.

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          June 23, 2014 4:27 PM

          Do you buy games on Steam or on DVD?

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            June 23, 2014 5:36 PM

            There isnt a used PC Gaming market currently. If there was theres some definite games I would sell in my library.

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          June 23, 2014 5:45 PM

          people can hate on you but you're right here. Why would you ever buy a console game digitally when you can trade them in once you're through

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            June 23, 2014 6:08 PM

            I don't know. The only time I buy digital is when Sony does really good PSN sales. Like Tales of Symphonia collection for $10 a while back. It had been $40 retail only a month or two prior.

            So I traded in my copy for like, $25, and then grabbed it digital.

            Otherwise, I always go retail.

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        June 23, 2014 3:16 PM

        Its $50 in stores too,

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        June 23, 2014 6:10 PM

        With Xbox One digital sharing my friend and I alternate buying games so each game is $30 for us.