Surge came out today. so far not bad. very nioh and bloodborn feel as in fast combat. switching limbs takes some getting used to.
Phantom Dust remaster is supposed to be out today for free.
injustice came out today as well. grabbed that on my ps4 though,
Voodoo Vince below $10. Great game for the price.
PSN sale is much better than XBL sale- but I will be nabbing Voodoo Vince. First time it has gone on sale, good price
This sale seems to be a lot of games released in the last 6(ish) months so while they have decent discounts (most 50-60%), they're still pretty expensive. I'm going to nab a few; Snake Pass, Voodoo Vince, Life is Strange (possibly) and there were about 2-3 others that had my interest. I'm trying to get into smaller games for the time being because I can't sit down and play a 40 hours game because that's about 6 months of gaming time for me right now.
Not too sure if I can really help you out there. I don't like the Dead Rising series but I really can't stand Avalanche games, especially after Mad Max. If I were to go with one it would probably be Dead Rising.
> I thought just cause 3 was better than mad max or just cause 2 but that's a decent
> value for all the dead Rising content I guess. Is ghost recon wildlands on sale?
Yeah, its $39.
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> I thought just cause 3 was better than mad max or just cause 2 but that's a decent
>> value for all the dead Rising content I guess. Is ghost recon wildlands on sale?
> Yeah, its $39.
Kane and Lynch 2 ended up being really short- played on medium with a buddy and ran through it in about 3-4 hours. Was a very average game but good co op fun.... didn't try the online and it has already been uninstalled.
> Picked up Eternal Sonata, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon
That right there was, no joke, 400 gaming hours for me. I beat Eternal Sonata 3 times, L.O once (still put about 130 into 1 play through) and Blue Dragon 5-6 times. Eternal Sonata is one of the most under rated RPGs ever. Easily the best sound track of any game I've ever played, and yes, I have played Nier.
> Last time I took a crack at Blue Dragon I got many many hours into it. Wanna find
> time to finish it, and without any of the current gen systems in here distracting
> me I think I'll find plenty of time. Same with Lost Odyssey, I think I was on Disc
> 3 before I randomly decided to stop playing.
> Eternal Sonata wasn't ever to hook me but it's been several years. Hoping that'll
> Love that boss theme in Blue Dragon, so bad. Lead singer of Deep Purple. Always
> makes me crack up.
Was that the one that was like: "This is the beginning, this is how it all gets started....."? If so I have that burned into my memory. I needed one last achievement, which was some item I had to collect later towards the end of the game and I messed up getting it in one play through and did 1.25 play throughs in a single day to get that item to get my final achievement. That pretty much burned me out of that game for quite a while.
I've heard there's a few "Get it or miss it forever" moments in Blue Dragon, not a huge fan of having to replay the game for a couple missed boxes but generally I stay unaware of those and I'm not an Achievement Hunter either. I won't say NO to points but I'm *generally* not going for plats or anything, unless the game's waaaaaay up on my list.
Yeah, with this particular item you can only steal it from one enemy in particular and if you miss the attack/steal move then you lose your chance for the entire game. What I ended up needing to do was attempt it, fail, go back to the dashboard, try again, fail, back to the dashboard for a while until I finally got it. For achievement hunters, the game isn't as bad as other RPGs like South Park where the entire game is full of "miss it forever" moments.
Shadow of Mordor GOTY just got dropped to $4. Is also free to play this weekend. Separate achievement list from the vanilla edition and I believe your save does not carry over
Voodoo Vince is on sale. I finished it up yesterday and the game is incredibly fun. Buy it.
Which is better for $20 - Quantum Break or ReCore?
I'm sure these are both cheaper on disc but I've got credit to burn on XBL
I have only played a little of ReCore and even less QB, but from my experience and what I've heard from others I would recommend QB over ReCore
I got all 1000 achievements on QB and something like 900 on ReCore and I've got more play time out of ReCore. QB is a shorter game, clocks in at around 6-7 hours and Recore is probably around 15 but I've probably sunk around 40 into collecting all the stuff scattered around the world and upgrading my bots. I actually really enjoyed ReCore, it plays more like something you would find on the Xbox, GCN, PS2 era than a new game and its build on the Unity engine and its an independent game, that would probably tell you a lot of what you need to know about it. It is repetitive, but the platforming sections were a lot of fun and I never really grew tired of the combat despite the limited enemy variety and same approach to just about every battle. I would give Recore an 8, QB a 7.5, really can't go wrong with either but ReCore has more legs.
I enjoyed Quantum Break a lot, only spent a few hours on ReCore, couldn;t get into it
I don't know much about removing the HDD, but it seems to be like it would a lot cheaper to just buy an internal and switch it out with the stock HDD.
I already have that external is why I was wondering. It seems like it's a little laggy or something running games from the external, so I was going to try and install it inside the system and put the 500gb in the case if I could swap them. I'll probably just take it apart and give it a try.
I may just end up returning that external then and just deal with only having a handful of games installed at a time.
Oh okay, that makes sense. I use a 7200rpm 1tb Touro (sp) and its way faster than then internal when it comes to reducing load times in games. Maybe something's wrong with if your external HDD?
Yeah, I would echo what these guys are saying and double check that you're using usb 3.0, unless there's something wrong with the hard drive itself the performance should be equal to the internal. I just started using a different external last christmas (wd 4gb my passport 5400rpm?) and it's loaded/played pretty much everything comparable if not better than the (almost 100% full) internal 500gb ever did on either of the xb1s I've used.
Xbox Games with Gold for August are as follows:
• Slime Rancher ($19.99 ERP): Available Aug 1-31 on Xbox One
• Trials Fusion ($19.99 ERP): Available Aug 16-Sep 15 on Xbox One
• Bayonetta ($19.99 ERP): Available Aug 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
• Red Faction: Armageddon ($29.99 ERP): Available Aug 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Anybody interested in Path of Exile? I have a beta code but no idea when the beta's running. If anyone wants it, just let me know.
Slight up scale maybe. I know that Forza Horizon 3 and Gears 4 both support HDR, so you'll get that bonus if you have an S.
> six wrote:
>> Gotcha I don't know squat about tvs lol I'll have to watch out for that then
> Did you see that stuff we put in that other thread?
Yeah I did, but I assumed all 4k had hdr for some reason lol.
Nope, you need to make sure there is mention of HDR when you look at the TV's specs. Missing out on HDR would be a pretty deal if you're looking to spend $500 on the X.
> Anybody interested in Path of Exile? I have a beta code but no idea when the beta's
> running. If anyone wants it, just let me know.
I think the beta is actually live? If you still don't want the code, I'll take it though
> Nope, you need to make sure there is mention of HDR when you look at the TV's specs.
> Missing out on HDR would be a pretty deal if you're looking to spend $500 on the
My 4K doesn't have HDR- still can notice a decent jump in quality when playing or watching movies but am excited to get a 4K with HDR this November when I get my OneX.
FWIW - I was pushed into buying a new TV ~2 years ago as my then set was dying. I went 4K as at the time only 2-3 sets supported HDR and I didn't get one of those very expensive sets. But like my 65" 4K Vizio a good bit. However if I was doing it again today, I would ABSOLUTELY target HDR; 4K is great and all, but HDR is a must for ANY 50+" set now, IMO. X1S, X1X, PS4 and PS4pro all support HDR, though there are 2 HDR standards, if not more. Dolby Vision and HDR.10 are the 2 biggest ones and some sets only support 1 but many support both now.
IMO if you're going to spend $400+ ($1000+) on a new TV you want it to both last and be as feature-rich as possible. Spending the extra time now learning what is available and what you want will save you from regretting what you bought later. Especially if you're even considering an X1X around launch or within the first year or so.
Also I agree with Ryan, while I don't have much to compare it with (haven't connected my X1 to another TV) I do feel like I am getting a great picture out of my 4K set especially with certain games - Gears4 for example, looked stellar. I used to put my TV into its gaming mode when I played, but actually found I like the appearance of games like Forza Horizon 2 better when not in that mode. Getting a 4K set likely will make your games look better, but if you have the option, at least look into getting a HDR set, you won't regret it.
Pretty much ever developer has said that HDR makes a larger impact on image quality than the jump from 1080p to 4k. If you're not getting a set with HDR you're pretty much shooting yourself in the foot and will probably find yourself needing to upgrade your tv in only a few short years.
I don't know what uses Dolby Vision's HDR.......movies maybe, but that's supposed to be the better of the two but isn't as widely used as HDR10 is. There is another technology, HLG, which makes non HDR content support HDR via backwards compatibility which may be the next piece of "must have" TV tech but I don't think a wide selection of TVs currently support it as it seems to be fairly new. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_Log-Gamma
If you're already planning on spending $500 on the X then you may as well make sure the TV you're getting supports the proper formats to make the image quality really pop. Sounds like your TV supports HDR though, so you're probably good to go for now.
> Pretty much ever developer has said that HDR makes a larger impact on image quality
> than the jump from 1080p to 4k. If you're not getting a set with HDR you're pretty
> much shooting yourself in the foot and will probably find yourself needing to upgrade
> your tv in only a few short years.
While I agree, sometimes companies are using scummy ways of trying to sell people on HDR. Nvidia had a few HDR v Normal displays up with Andromeda running and the normal display actually looked super washed-out compared to HDR... until someone got permission to screw with the settings on the monitor, at which point they noticed the monitor had been adjusted to be too bright, and other settings too high. Once it was set back to defaults you notice that there are some things that HDR-optimized games do well, and others they do not do so well in.
It's arguably better in general by default with less screwing around on the consumer end, which is probably why it's so popular. But I wouldn't throw buko bucks at it; you can manually adjust your television and improve quality for free. But if EA can't even be bothered to do a non-lazy HDR optimization, I wouldn't hold my breath on other companies putting much effort into it to do it right either.
> That would be a cool thing of it could upscale to hdr in a sense but I wonder about
> input lag :/
I don't think input lag would be too bad unless your processors were outdated, but the TVs which support HLG right now are more of the top end OLED sets which already have input lag down to like 6ms or something to where even sets like Samsung's Q8C QLED tvs have a 20ms input leg at best and occasionally hit 24. So you could essentially quadruple the input leg while using HLG and it would still be on par with some of Samsung's best sets.
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Pretty much ever developer has said that HDR makes a larger impact on image quality
>> than the jump from 1080p to 4k. If you're not getting a set with HDR you're pretty
>> much shooting yourself in the foot and will probably find yourself needing to
>> your tv in only a few short years.
> While I agree, sometimes companies are using scummy ways of trying to sell people
> on HDR. Nvidia had a few HDR v Normal displays up with Andromeda running and the
> normal display actually looked super washed-out compared to HDR... until someone
> got permission to screw with the settings on the monitor, at which point they noticed
> the monitor had been adjusted to be too bright, and other settings too high. Once
> it was set back to defaults you notice that there are some things that HDR-optimized
> games do well, and others they do not do so well in.
> It's arguably better in general by default with less screwing around on the consumer
> end, which is probably why it's so popular. But I wouldn't throw buko bucks at it;
> you can manually adjust your television and improve quality for free. But if EA
> can't even be bothered to do a non-lazy HDR optimization, I wouldn't hold my breath
> on other companies putting much effort into it to do it right either.
It was a massive difference in both Gears and FH3, just depends on how the game makers are using it. Its in its infancy right now but when used properly then the difference can be staggering. Typically HDR doesn't have any additional cost, its pretty much built into any current 4k tv that isn't a $200 bottom of the barrel Chinese knockoff budget tv. https://www.psu.com/news/31121/Naughty-Dog-talks-U...
Recore was pretty fun. A bit glitch and unpolished but it was a game reminiscent of the Xbox, GCN era.
> If anyone needs some cheap digital titles, let me know.
> I have these available:
> Ghost Recon Gold
> Halo 5
> Forza Motorsport 6
Interested in ghost recon wild lands for sure. Is it a digital code?
Halo 5 and recore might be of interest as well depending on how much.
> whitefire wrote:
>> If anyone needs some cheap digital titles, let me know.
>> I have these available:
>> Ghost Recon Gold
>> Halo 5
>> Forza Motorsport 6
> Interested in ghost recon wild lands for sure. Is it a digital code?
> Halo 5 and recore might be of interest as well depending on how much.
Yes. Full game download. I'll send you a PM.
Battlefield 1 is getting added to EA Access too and Titanfall 2 got added a few weeks back.
> Battlefield 1 is getting added to EA Access too and Titanfall 2 got added a few weeks
Yeah, right after I bought Titanfall 2 when it was on sale. I will never buy another EA game
They had a video of CB with xbox one button inputs. Its almost definitely coming to the xbox one at this point.
Yeah, good for those who liked Crash, I personally really didn't care for those games very much. I know, unpopular opinion, but I always felt like those games were poorly made DKC clones.
Well honestly, I have never really liked DKC much and I really didn't play much Zelda until OoT (before that I played Zelda 1 & 2 a bit but nothing major). I played a ton of Mario throughout my childhood though so I like those games quiet a bit but they've also aged better than most. 3D platformers from the mid-late 90s didn't really age well and a graphical clean up really doesn't help them much IMO. The only one I can still go back and enjoy is Banjo Kazooie and Conker's, even Mario 64 is a bit tough to play these days but that's mostly because of the bad camera angle.
Marvel Omega was meh. MUA is a MUCH better game IMO. I would go that route if I were you, especially since you only have to add like $10 to your account to be able to buy the bundle.
To sum it up, the difference between the two is that MOH is a mediocre FTP game to where MUA was an actual good retail game.
You will also need to pay money to play with more than the 1 initial character you chose at the beginning of Omega.